Science and Knowledge has ever-changing dynamic trait of the Nature. So, whatever was the present truth of past may not be a necessarily truth of present. Similarly, it is not necessary at all that the truth of present would necessarily be a truth of future.
Dr. S. Harimann
As regards existential reality, the scientists merely know about only 4-6% up till now. While whole medical fraternity knows about health, diseases and cure even less than 4-6%; however, we often claim enough to have greatest knowledge concerning every episode of life and existential reality. Ever since the humankind has come into existence, he is in the hunt of immortality and good health. Consequently, in order to take care of the health and survival, several disciplines came into existence. But, they failed to achieve their task. The medical faculty is one of them and it has several branches. Out of those branches, the Homœopathic medical science is one of them. It is a most unprivileged branch in the medical faculty because it has not updated since its so-called father Dr. Hahnemann departed from this planet earth.
In fact, any faculty of science cannot be precisely perfected over night despite Herculean efforts. Therefore, every science ought to be updated frequently with the time and maturity as knowledge transpires in our society and growth occurs in our system. The Homœopathy cannot be exception to rule; however, if you say it is science. Although the same phenomenon can also be perceived within annals of medicine, as such it is obviously evident; yet, Homœopaths arrogantly have a feeling that, the field of Homœopathy is exception to rule.
Therefore, it seems that, we didn’t update and upgrade our science of healing so far. And so, we failed to draw the adequate attention desired in general. This resulted into the lack of common as well as political supporters. In its turn, it generated a paucity related to the adequate development of this science. Yet, some aplastic Homœopaths for themselves still pluming on its antiquity and imagine that it possesses the most scientific basis; however, actually it is struggling for its existence. I shall exemplify that how it fallen short in context of present scenario, which is due to nonappearance of up-gradation process in this healing science.
Although more than one-hundred-seventy years had been elapsed away so far, after the Great master Dr. Hahnemann departed from this planet earth; yet, in ortder to update and upgrade our knowledge, provided by him, as per understanding of 18 h -19th centuries, hardly anyone of his followers tried to look deeply, considerately and sincerely into the matter of fact. In this regard, hardly anyone of his followers, in harmony with the latest ever understanding, tried to bring out much more comprehensible knowledge — the knowledge that has already been acquired global recognition and advancing rapidly in the field of medical science. The era of 21st century is the space era of naño technology. The biological scientists over the globe have reached to a common opinion that, “each and every activity of every living organism is governed by the preprogrammed genetic constitution GC of entity, which consists of GENES, even the death of each cell (apoptosis) is preprogrammed well.” (A discovery that won the Noble laurels in the year 2002 AD). Such developments came into light following the Whole Genome Sequencing WGS (decoding of Genome) as well as Whole Exome Sequencing WES and got universal recognition related to the fact of entity.
Hahnemann incorporated all those findings whicthh he could recognize through his own determination and inferences at that time in his 6 edition of ‘Organon’. In order to incorporate all the curative attributes, exist in the medicinal or non-medicinal substances, he experimented nearly on ninety-nine substances during his lifespan. He also scrutinized past records of the pathogenic attributes of several other of substances during his lifespan. Now, it’s our social and moral responsibility that, as a true follower of his notions, in the light of most contemporary understanding, we should carry on his initiated framework furthermore ahead. But, we are still sitting quite comfortably showing our apathetic attitude in this regard. We still assume that and believe, on the part of Hahnemann, only his accepted wisdom and superior inscriptions shall ceaselessly fulfill the everlasting needs of entire existing and forthcoming generations of the sickened humanity. So, that, there is no need to update and upgrade our earlier world view furthermore or science of healing.
We never think it fit that; we ought to assimilate latest ever facts and findings in our literature — the facts that already have emerged in the fields of medical science and acquired global acceptance. We never think about that, during the last more than one- hundred-seventy years, a great change has taken place in the field of medical science and we must upgrade our knowledge or ourselves or update our own literature furthermore. Similarly, you may also think of that, since Homœopathy has founded on the most eternal laws of Nature, namely, on the most fundamental or unchangeable laws of Nature; it is an unnecessary and useless task to update our science of healing furthermore. Indeed, then, I shall be obliged to defy against such deliberations and drastically declare that, it’s nothing more than foolery in the fool’s paradise, which never comes true at all. Actually, it’s an only dream of mirage that never comes true; instead, it’s going to prove a suicidal act for the whole Homœo-physician’s fraternity.
The trait of curiosity in a rational human being doesn’t only oblige him to hunt down beneficial elements to life, in favour of humanity, but it also abstain him from quitting down his ongoing missions. Thus, he continuously tries to discover newer dimensions into day-to-day occurrences. As a result the great innovative things come into light. Thereupon doesn’t only he gets updated and upgraded himself, by attaining a great knowledge, but also updates other members of the society by disseminating his acquired knowledge for the betterment of entire humanity. Without disparaging the services of millions of physicians, which they rendered to the whole sickened humanity, I shall occupy myself here only with the realistic approach related to the medication of precious human life, especially, using Homœopathy. I couldn’t understand that why current students of Homœopathy, who are expected to be scientific in nature, alas, as has hitherto taught with archaic manuals, which shouldn’t be, do not ask for the up- gradation of this science; and that, why should they accept obsolete manuscripts?
I shall pass by unnoticed, the despica‡ble examples cited by Hahnemann in the 6th edition of ‘Organon’, as they don’t practiced now in this current phase of extreme evolution.
The prevailing modes of management of the diseases in the time of Hahnemann were really cruel, horrible and depriving; as it they were evidently felt and perceived by the sickened individuals of that time and common population in general. Consequently, in reflection to all that, in order to oppose and defy against all those devastating systems efficiently, it was necessary and inevitable also that the one should arose and defy against all those happenings. It was done by Hahnemann however by introducing a new upgraded notion in the field of medical science. Overall, he revolutionized prevailing circumstances of that time; however, for the betterment of entire sickened and moaning humanity. Presently, although the situations are not remained the same as it were in the time of Hahnemann — following the law of Nature, ‘the change is rule of universe’, they have changed enough significantly; yet some important steps are still to be taken again for the up gradation of Homœopathy. In context of present scenario, for the same cause, a revolutionary step has been taken-up by me — as it was immediately required.
No scientific system can ever be made or tailored in such a way that it would never require any rectification or up-gradation. In context of current understanding, if you study ‘Organon’, with a scientific attitude, you will find there are lots of unscientific elements existing in the manuscript; and that, Hahnemann obviously had often made a lot of speculations that bear no scientific reasoning. Methinks, therefore, every science, if it is science at all or you say it science, ought to be updated§ time to time as per increased knowledge and current understanding.
Dr. Dudgeon even in the march 1893 AD, i.e. 121 years ago, had described regarding Dr. Hahnemann’s writings in his translator’s preface that: “The tonic, stimulant, antipyretic and narcotic practice of modern medicine is as far removed from the scientific simplicity of homoeopathy as were the venesections, blisters, cauteries, purgatives and mercurialisations against which Hahnemann waged successful war. Hahnemann’s vigorous protest against the dominant medicine of his day is useful as showing the negative good effects of homoeopathy; for almost all the irrational practices he denounced have been abandoned; it remains for his followers to exhibit its positive effects in the victory of rational and scientific medicine.”
It’s not only shameful situation for all of us, but it is also a greater challenge for entire Homœo physicians fraternity, especially, for the Indian Homœopaths, that the text of ‘Organon’ is still to be updated. For the Indian Homœopaths, firstly, because they never miss any opportunity to claim that Homœopathy has its origin in India; and, secondly, because of being a largest pool of Homœopaths in the world, it’s our social and moral responsibility that, we ought to update and upgrade our literary legacy. The gifted and intellectual Homœo-physicians, who exceptionally have a crystal clear concept regarding this superb healing science and art and actually have concerned enough about the progress of Homœopathy, shall certainly be of the same mind and will be satisfied with my accepted wisdom. By contributing in this up-gradation task, they have an opportunity to reveal their unprejudiced behavior and observant nature. In view of current scenario, they can update the field of their own choice in Homœopathy. If they are really conscience-stricken and introspective enough, they know it very well, consistent with the current scientific understanding; they are incapable of giving any unambiguous or unanimous idea regarding phenotypes of the diseases and/or cure or causes thereof. Consequently, due to lack of up-gradation of our knowledge, nowadays, all kinds of malpractices and misuses are emerged in this superb healing science and art and they are going on freely. By upgrading our science, we shall not only discourage the misuses of this therapeutic science but also positively prevent all the malpractices.
Looking at the present phase of extreme evolution and advancement in the field of medical science, methinks, the statement of Dr. Dudgeon and his views is not only very pertinent here to mention but it also a very important and decisive message necessary to consider the values of evolution and growth. His views obligate us to adapt ourselves to the current situations. In favour of up-gradation of our healing science and knowledge, it has attained a greater importance than ever before. Dr. Dudgeon was the main translator of ‘Organon of medicine’. For the Hahnemann’s up-gradation and his views, in the march 1893 AD i.e. 120 years ago, he described in his translator’s preface that: “His denunciation of practice of the old School, though quite deserved when he wrote, is not applicable to the present condition of Allopathic medicine”.
The question is that, if Dr. Dudgeon even at that time could declare his appreciation about allopathic mode of medication, then why we cannot today? Given that, it has much more evolved and advanced today than ever before. Therefore, it is much more considerable and relevant here now. Yet, we are still breathing in 18 h-19th century and reading 6t edition of ‘Organon’ with a great proud of being a member of a very new scientific mode of medication as well as criticizing and cursing the old school of medicines so far — the allopathy. Instead, we must update and upgrade ourselves up to this point of time. Neither am I in favour of allopathic mode of medication nor appreciating it to have permission from anybody to allow practice allopathic drugs to Homœopaths; instead Homœopathic medication. However, I am appreciating it because of tremendous growth they have achieved via theirs substantial hard work and labour, which is really admirable.
As regards development and up-gradation, even before the death of Dr. Hahnemann, the Homœopaths were got divided into two parts. The one group considers itself as a real representative of pure Hahnemannian’s Homœopathy and recognizes that the Master is the only and ultimate authority. Whilst, other one called itself as ‘scientific Homœopaths’ and recognizes that the Hahnemann is a great innovator but did not considers him as an infallible authority or at least hesitated to enquire his opinions. Even if thought of ‘sc*i*entism’ and relation thereof to the Homœopathy was cleahred by Dr. Jahmes Krauss but it was actually evolved during the second half of the 19t or early 20t century. It was largely because of the increasing individual consciousness or efforts of the ‘scientific Homœopaths’ — the so-called second group of Homœopaths. They greatly encouraged more inquiries into the subject in question and exploration task. They greatly encouraged creative writings and that are going on in every form and every kind. On the other hand, that mass of educated peoples, who is really conscious enough and concerned about their health, may certainly assist us on their part by abstaining themselves from purchasing unauthenticated preparations. But it shall only become evident when up-gradation and advancement in our healing science got accomplished; as it will also educate the common people.
Dr. James Krauss M.D. under the heading ‘Introduction’, ‘To Doctor Boericke’s translation of the sixth edition of Hahnemann’s ‘Organon’ inscribed that: “Science is verified or verifiable knowledge produced by conception of percepts, induction of deducts. For scientific imagination, conceptuation from perception, not many percepts are needed.” Enriched our literary legacy as well as enhanced and advanced the up-gradation process in favour of practical Homoeopathy.
The following few facts and points must be considered without any delay.
- On account of extreme advancement in the field of medical science, his inferential views do not find any harmony with the current understanding.
- They don’t provide any realistic understanding, in context of current scenario, and so, they do not withstand anymore.
- Therefore, we should have to introspect right now and choose our appropriate way.
- In order to update and upgrade ourselves we ought to update our knowledge.
- We must also upgrade our literary legacy, because it has not been done since then.
- If up-gradation was not necessary at all, then why he made several emendations in his own earlier editions of ‘Organon’; whereupon several editions came into existence. If it was not necessary, indeed, he might have never done it .
I don’t feel it necessary that, at this juncture, to elaborate much more about ‘PROTOCOL OF LIFE & NAÑO MEDICINES’. Remember! Appraisal and acceptance of the shortcomings and mistakes is the key of evolution. Therefore, in order to assess devastating elements in the ‘Organon’ or inconsistencies existing therein, we will have to look at its manuscript. But, before beginning to determine all these things, we should have to look at latest ever developments and understanding prevailing in the current scenario. It is similar to that, if you want to discover any abnormality in the any organ, before initiation of any investigation, you must know all about that organ what is normal.
In following few chapters, together with latest ever understanding in the field medical science we will also look at the history of medicine and ‘similia’. Only then we may become capable of resolving the problems and may undertake an up-gradation task as well as accomplish it successfully. Now, before imparting all the findings to the scientific world, that what I have got during my exploration task, firstly I should have to scrutinized myself. I should have to scrutinize my own acquired knowledge as well as consequently emerged issues in context of current scenario. For this purpose therefore, I should have to take a deep dip into the Ocean of our extant knowledge as well as ever-changing futurities. Only then we may become capable of recognizing the truth of life and only then we may offer a correct answer to the emerged issues.
Dr. S. Harimann