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The use of the minute dose by the homeopathic physician underlines one of the great differences between the two schools of medicine. The allopathic, or orthodox doctor often tends to give as large a dose as possible, short of doing obvious harm to his patients, whereas the homeopathic physician seeks usually for the smallest dose that will help his patient; in fact, very often the dose is so small that it would be beyond the power of any chemist to detect the drug by ordinary analysis, as only the potency or emanation of the original drug is left in the preparation. It is this immateriality of the homeopathic method that is one of the stumbling blocks to its more general adoption in this very material age.

How does the homeopathic physician arrive at his prescription? He never forgets that there is really no such thing as a disease in the abstract: there are only sick people. The whole individual is always in his mind. He realises that the whole man is more than the sum total of his organs. Indeed, it could be said that the physical, mortal body is but an instrument through which the immortal personality of the man is able to manifest itself on this plane and come into relationship with other personalities and his environment generally.

Teacher: Michael
Many articles taken from 'A word with the doctor', by Dr. John Windsor.


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