Category Archives: China

Restrictions during homoeopathic treatment: In search of the tone of the distant flute

distant flute“…in the dead of night, when all the sounds of day are hushed and perfect stillness prevails, the undisturbed ear distinctly perceives the softest tone of a distant flute…”

Reading Hahnemann is often a bracing experience.    When I read his thoughts, which he expresses so succinctly and sharply, I find myself looking at my practice and wondering…  Hahnemann’s introduction to China offers many expressions of the bracing sort… This particular subject, relating to medications and lifestyle of the patient while in treatment , appears in Hahnemann’s notes on his proving of China. Continue reading

Hahnemann on dilutions: Experience and observation

hahnemannWhen having to explain dilutions to those who think Hahnemann was just an off-the-wall eccentric, it’s important to remember that Hahnemann himself predicted and experienced such criticism, and prepared responses for just such questioning.  He presents his reasoned response in the proving of China, and his words are helpful in explaining the issue today.  Continue reading

Hahnemann on China – then as now

Hahnemann 1Hahnemann’s words from the introduction to China in the Materia Medica Pura are truly timeless and need no further comment:

“As long ago as the year 1790 …I made the first pure trial with cinchona bark upon myself, in reference to its power of exciting intermittent fever. Continue reading