What is Classical Homeopathy?


Classical Homeopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, through the inductive method of reasoning. The inductive method of reasoning is the scientific method that proceeds by induction. Classical Homeopathy is considered the "true" homeopathy as developed, tested and proven by Samuel Hahnemann and carried forward by the great masters of homeopathy such as Kent, Boger, Farrington, Hering, Boenninghausen and so on.

Using the inductive method of reasoning Hahnemann came to the following principles that were developed at length in his book titled "Organon: The Art of Healing":

The principles which are followed by a Classical Homeopath: 
1. The role of the Vital Force,
2. Susceptibility,
3. Miasms (predispositions),
 4. Provings (trials of substances in healthy subjects and the recording of symptoms, signs and characteristics produced in those healthy subjects),
5. Similarity of symptoms,
6. Dilution and dynamization,
7. Prescribing a single remedy and waiting for the reaction,
8. Hering’s Law of Cure: which means symptoms will move in the following manner:
• From the most vital organs to less vital organs,
• In general, from the inside out (taking the least harmful and shortest path),
• In general, from the head to the feet,

Items number 1, 2 and 3 define the individual.
The Classical Homeopath understands and applies the principles mentioned above.
 In applying the above items, the Classical Homeopath:

• Studies and re-studies the Organon, chronic diseases and the books of Hahnemann, Kent, Boger, Farrington, Herring and others in depth and keeps homeopathic principles in the forefront of the mind.
• Maintains and improves standards of Homeopathy, always questioning what is read or heard and asking without hesitation.
• Does not engage in futile transcendental speculation.
• While trying to recognize his or her own prejudices, strives to be an unprejudiced observer.
• Understands the miasms and their effects.
• Is humbled by working with the enormous power of Life Force and enhanced remedies.
• In acute and chronic cases, takes into account the whole process while prioritising the important symptoms, prescribing on the totality of symptoms presented by the patient and therefore covering all modalities: mental, emotional, general, rare and peculiar symptoms, which often lead to Similimum (remedy similar).
• Repertorises all the time, even when in a case of known remedy seems to be presenting itself.
• In selecting a remedy, uses all available tools, including the advice of colleagues.
• In case of doubt the homeopath does not prescribe, but re-checks notes or resumes the case on another day.
• Uses only one remedy at a time, never repeating until the results of the Vital Force and the reaction has been observed. (Of course, in more severe acute  cases, remedies can be prescribed in increments of a few minutes)
• Does not use medicines that have not been tested in healthy subjects (provings).
• Selects the power of the medicine very carefully.


Renata Hines MARH, RHom Homoeopath

I am a fully qualified classical homoeopath and my objective is to provide patient centered care and high standard of treatment. 

The successful homoeopathic treatment of several family members and also my personal experience with homoeopathic treatment led me to my vocation to study Homoeopathy after a career as a dental surgeon.


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