Below is a short list of terms, followed by their definitions. Though not necessarily comprehensive, this includes terminology commonly used on this website which may not be found in resources most people are likely to have at home. If you encounter a word which is unfamiliar, you may want to refer here before seeking the meaning elsewhere. Having a single list avoids duplication across the website, and therefore increases readability and ease of use.
A substance which aids another. In vaccines, adjuvants are used for purposes such as to increase the potency or to act as a preservative. Adjuvants are a common cause of vaccinosis. See also Iatrogenic Disease and Vaccinosis.
An increase in the severity of symptoms associated with a disease. A homeopathic aggravation is the result of the stronger artificial disease induced by the homeopathic remedy displacing the original natural disease. Such aggravations are relatively mild and temporary as the disease undergoes the process of draining from the patient. Sometimes a new symptom will appear, and can be attributed either to the remedy not being an exact match to the disease, or to a symptom of the natural disease which did not manifest itself until the treatment began. Aggravations are mild and present no danger to the patient because the homeopathic remedies are given in minute doses which have undergone the potentization process. See also Arndt-Schultz Law, Minimum Dose Principle and Potentization.
The treatment of disease using medicines and other methods which produce symptoms that are different from the disease symptoms. Modern allopathic medicines frequently take the form of palliatives, or symptom suppressors.
Governs required "necessary" medical care for U.S.A. Army personnel. The most profound implications are those surrounding vaccination. The following is from paragraph 5.4.
AR 600, PARAGRAPH 5.4 (INVOLUNTARY VACCINATIONS)
a. Necessary medical care.
A soldier on active duty or active duty for training will usually be required to submit to medical care considered necessary to preserve his or her life, alleviate undue suffering, or protect or maintain the health of others. Commanders may order the examination of any soldier in their command when warranted. The medical treatment facility commander will determine if hospitalization of the soldier is appropriate.
b. Medical care with or without soldier's permission.
(1) Emergency medical care required to save the life or health of the soldier may be performed. This is determined by the attending physician. If the soldier should refuse treatment required, and the unit commander is not available, the hospital commander may order the treatment given.
(2) Immunizations required by AR 40-562 or other legal directive(subject to any limitation stated in these directives) may be given.
(a) The policy of authorizing forcible immunization is intended to protect the health and overall effectiveness of the command as well as the health of the soldier. Soldiers do not have an option as to whether they will be immunized except as prescribed in AR 40-562, paragraph 1,13, and paragraph 5-6 of this regulation.
(b) In performing this duty, medical personnel are expected to use only the amount of force needed to give the immunization. Any force necessary to overcome a soldier's reluctance to immunization will normally be provided by personnel acting under orders from the soldier's unit commander. Every reasonable effort should be made to avoid the need for disciplinary action. However, soldiers should be advised that they will be inoculated with or without their consent. Before any mandatory immunization, an explanation should be given concerning the necessity for submitting to the required inoculation.
Named after the men who performed the experiments to prove it, the Arndt-Schultz Law states the following:
i) Small doses of drugs encourage life activity.
ii) Large doses of drugs impede life activity.
iii) Very large doses of drugs destroy life activity.
Thus, the Arndt-Schultz Law is an implicit confirmation of the Minimum Dose Principle. By extension, it also confirms the need to potentize homeopathic remedies in order to minimize the chance of an aggravation. See also Aggravation, Minimum Dose Principle, and Potentization.
Defined as NA = 6.023 x 1023 molecules/mole, Avagadro's Number is a constant for the number of molecules of a given substance in one mole. Whenever the concentration of a solution been diluted to less than NA-1, there is no molecule of the original substance remaining. This principle has been a primary source of ridicule for homeopathy since homeopathic remedies are frequently diluted well beyond Avagadro's Number. However, this ridicule is unfounded for highly potentized solutions since coherent electromagnetic domains, rather than materialistic chemistry, are prevalent. See also Coherent Electromagnetic Domains and Placebo Effect.
Along with the Tubercular miasm, the cancer miasm emerged into prominence after Hahnemann's time. The dreaded cancer miasm is actually a combination of the three primary miasms. Obviously, such cases are difficult to treat, especially if allowed to develop into advanced stages where these three primary influences often entangle each other. Nevertheless, even moderately advanced cancer patients can sometimes be helped with homeopathy. See also Miasm.
Sometimes called Newtonian physics after its "discoverer" Sir Isaac Newton, classical physics covers the realm of physics for macroscopic objects at conventional speeds. If such objects are considered while approaching the speed of light, or if microscopic objects are considered, then the classical model breaks down and other physical models, such as mesoscopic or quantum physics, must be used instead. See also Mesoscopic Physics and Quantum Physics.
A theory which answers questions surrounding action at a distance in biological processes and condensed matter (i.e. solids and liquids), the Coherent Electromagnetic Domains (CED) theory also explains why highly potentized homeopathic remedies work despite being at a concentration below Avogadro's Number. Because of the vast discrepancy between the size of biological cells and molecules, interaction must take place at a distance through the intervening medium, which is mostly water. Furthermore, the stability of condensed matter is not fully explainable using either classical or quantum mechanics, pointing to the involvement of mesoscopic physics. Therefore, information must be transmitted and stored on a mesoscopic level with CED. Since homeopathic remedies are diluted using water (and a portion of alcohol to stabilize the solution for long periods), this same principle applies to potentized solutions. During the potentization process, an imprint of the original substance is transmitted to and stored in the solution in the form of electromagnetic energy. Once introduced into the organism, the solution works on a biophysical, rather than a biochemical, level through reactive cybernetics. See also Avogadro's Number, Classical Physics, Mesoscopic Physics, Potentization, Quantum Physics, and Reactive Cybernetics.
One of the ultimate goals of homeopathy, drainage is the elimination of toxins and unwanted organism by-products through the natural excretory organs. Drainage is an implicit part of homeopathic treatment since it is a part of purging disease from the patient. See also Homeopathy.
One of the more esoteric concepts of physics, entropy is a measure of the disorder of a system. For example, if an ideal gas is released from a container and allowed to freely expand, then the energy becomes less ordered as the molecules occupy a larger space and thus lose pressure, becoming less capable of doing work. It is also an irreversible process, since the gas is unlikely to put itself back inside the container without some external influence (e.g. a suction device). The net change of entropy is zero for reversible processes, but for irreversible processes the net change is positive (i.e. increasing or more disordered). For any process, the net change of entropy never decreases. See also Intropy.
A term which (to my knowledge) I have coined with such a meaning, the Exclusion Principle refers to the psychological phenomenon of fixating on a single idea to the exclusion of all else, regardless of the consequences or any evidence which is contrary to the idea. The Exclusion Principle at least partly accounts for the iatrogenic contribution to the rise in the net global intropy rate, among other things. See also Iatrogenic Disease and Intropy.
The homeopathic means of dealing with a sudden outbreak of disease, the genus epidemicus is the set of homeopathic remedies and their associated symptoms which best apply to the given disease. Given that homeopathic remedies need to be customized to a patient in order to be most effective, coming up with a genus epidemicus can be a lifesaver in large-scale emergency situations. It allows someone who is not an expert homeopath to effectively use homeopathic remedies by matching symptoms which are tailored for a given outbreak. Situations in which a genus epidemicus is most likely to be necessary include sudden epidemics, pandemics, and weapons for mass destruction. In practice, one or two remedies from the genus epidemicus will usually apply to the vast majority of cases for a given disease. See also Weapons for Mass Destruction.
Everything taken together, with nothing excluded. Holistic medicine is medicine which treats the person as a whole, rather than in the drug-to-symptom fashion seen in allopathy. In order to achieve the quickest, safest most effective, complete, and permanent cure to disease, one must take the physical, mental, and emotional characteristics into account when prescribing a remedy. This is one of the three foremost principles of homeopathy. Because of the ridiculous misconceptions generated about the meaning of the word in popular society, I often use the word comprehensive to describe the holistic philosophy of homeopathy. See also Homeopathy.
Derived from the Greek words homoios, meaning "similar", and pathos, meaning "suffering", the word homeopathy literally means "similar suffering". Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats the whole person using minimum doses of remedies whose sources are found in nature. These remedies induce an artificial disease which stimulates the body into a state of homeostasis, leading to drainage of the natural disease and health. The remedy is carefully selected to match the physical, mental, and emotional characteristics of the patient as closely as possible, following the principle of the Law of Similars. Also, remedies undergo provings so that their healing capabilities are understood, and are potentized to increase their power and safeness. See also Drainage, Holistic, Homeostasis, Law of Similars, Minimum Dose Principle, Potentization, and Proving.
An offshoot of the principle of the Law of Similars in homeopathy, homeoprophylaxis is meant to be a preventative to disease, rather than a cure. Instead of working on the principle of like cures like, it works on the principle of like prevents like. Thus, homeoprophylaxis can be seen as an alternative to vaccination. See also Homeopathy and Law of Similars.
The ability or tendency of an organism to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes. A body in homeostasis therefore achieves a state of health. See also Homeopathy.
Disease induced by doctors. Iatrogenic disease, or iatrogenesis, can manifest itself in four primary forms: 1) clinical - as a result of allopathic treatment; 2) social - stemming from people's psychological dependence on doctors to have a cure for every ill; 3) constructed - autosuggestion resulting from a doctor's misdiagnosis; or 4) intropic - beyond an individual or isolated level, resulting in increased intropy and the possible emergence of a new miasm. See also Adjuvant, Exclusion Principle, Intropy, Miasm, and Vaccinosis.
Short for Immunological Entropy, intropy is a term which (to my knowledge) I have coined with such a meaning. Intropy is an immunological analogue to entropy in physics. As the energy in the universe in moving irreversibly towards an increased state of disorder, so is the biological universe constantly evolving immunologically. Over time, increased immunity is needed in order to match the surrounding biological elements. This increase constitutes a positive change in intropy. For example, as man strikes out against the microbial world with allopathic and isopathic methods, he is causing the microbes to mutate in order to survive, or is leaving an immunological niche open for a third and possibly more dangerous element to rise to prominence, thus contributing to intropy. This process is also irreversible since the microbes are not going to "forget" how to defend themselves against their old enemies. These new elements frequently become more dangerous than their predecessors, and it becomes increasingly difficult to naturally immunize against them. Introducing new elements into the biological world at a hyperaccelerated rate dangerously increases the rate of intropy, and the probability of the emergence of a new miasm as a result of this iatrogenesis. Like entropy, net intropy never decreases, but we should strive to minimize its rate of increase or else risk making the biological world lethal to many of its elements, including man himself. Homeopathy is a means of minimizing intropy. See also Allopathy, Entropy, Exclusion Principle, Homeopathy, Iatrogenic Disease, Isopathy, and Miasm.
The treatment of a disease using a producer or product of a disease, or same cures same. Isopathy differs from homeopathy in two other major ways. First, the remedies do not go through the proving process, and hence their healing capabilities cannot be fully understood. Second, no case taking is done, and hence there is no individuality as treatment is based on the assumption that everyone reacts the same to the given disease.
Also known by its latin name similia similibus curentur, meaning "let similars be cured by similars", the Law of Similars the the first, foremost, and immutable principle upon which the homeopathic system of medicine is based. In order for a disease to be properly cured, it must be displaced by a similar and more powerful disease. This disease is induced artificially with a remedy whose properties are known through the proving process. See also Homeopathy and Proving.
Mesoscopic physics covers the region of size in physics between 10-8m and 10-10m, and is a transition area where quantum and continuum physics interact in peculiar ways not wholly explainable by either classical or quantum physics. It is here where things like nanotechnology and coherent electromagnetic domains reign. See also Classical Physics, Coherent Electromagnetic Domains, and Quantum Physics.
An acquired or inherited taint that permeates the organism and makes it more susceptible to certain illnesses. Hahnemann defined this term as a metaphysical model for disease, both chronic and acute. In modern terms, we can think of miasms in terms of immunology or alterations to our genetic code. Without proper homeopathic treatment, miasms can be passed genetically from one generation to the next. In Hahnemann's time, there were three miasms, now known as the primary miasms: psoric, sycotic and syphilitic. Since his time, two more miasms have emerged to prominence, also known as the modern miasms: cancer and tubercular. In relative terms, a new miasm is defined when its characteristics emerge in a significant portion of a population such that a distinct miasm can be identified. Before this, only isolated cases of disease characteristics associated with a then unknown miasm may occur, until intropy forces their prominence. See also Cancer, Intropy, Psora, Sycosis, Syphilis, and Tuberculosis.
Because introducing material doses of a substance into an organism can often have detrimental effects, a minute amount of medicine is best in order to aid the healing process. This concept is known as the minimum dose principle. To achieve this, homeopathic remedies undergo the potentization process, which dilutes them to extremely small amounts, or even non-material amounts having only coherent electromagnetic domains. This makes the remedies safe, and applying the best potency minimizes the chance of an aggravation. See also Aggravation, Arndt-Schultz Law, Coherent Electromagnetic Domains, Homeopathy, and Potentization.
After World War II, many of the participants in the infamous Nazi atrocities of human medical experiments were put on trial at Nuremburg. In the process, a set of international laws was passed regarding medical ethics. These laws include the following ten statements.
1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonable to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.
4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.
A placebo is an medically inert treatment often used as a control in clinical trials as a comparative to a test medicine to determine its effectiveness. The placebo effect refers to perceived healing on the part of a patient after receiving a placebo. The placebo effect is a commonly encountered and, for many reasons, flawed criticism of the success of homeopathy. For example, if homeopathic remedies were only a placebo, then they would not work on infants, unconscious patients, or animals (which they do). One of the reasons for this criticism is because of the commonly used high dilutions of homeopathic remedies. See also Avogadro's Number and Coherent Electromagnetic Domains.
The process whereby homeopathic remedies are made, potentization makes the remedies both safer and more powerful. Potentization starts with the tincture, or original substance. It then undergoes a repeated series of steps. Each serial step has a dilution at a fixed ratio (e.g. 10:1, or 100:1), followed by a succussion, or vigorous shaking with impact. The dilution makes the remedy safer in accordance with the Minimum Dose Principle, and more powerful. The succussion also makes it more powerful by implanting coherent electromagnetic domains on the solution, allowing the remedy's energy to be transmitted even at high potencies. The relative strength of a solution is stated in terms of its potency, which is given by a number representing the number of dilution and succussion steps, and a letter for the ratio of the mixture (e.g. X is 10:1, C is 100:1). The more dilute the ratio and the more steps, the more powerful the remedy. Selection of the proper potency is important in order to minimize the chance and degree of an aggravation. See also Aggravation, Arndt-Schultz Law, Coherent Electromagnetic Domains, and Minimum Dose Principle.
A controlled experiment in which a homeopathic remedy is administered to one or more healthy individuals to discover what changes occur in the body, mind, and emotions. Many individuals are usually required in order to get a reasonably complete remedy picture. Proving is the means of determining what remedies are capable of doing, and this knowledge is used to holistically compare against the patient's case to find the best fit remedy in accordance with the Law of Similars. See also Holistic and Law of Similars.
The mother of all miasms, the psoric miasm is one of the three primary miasms identified by Hahnemann. It is believed to have originated and developed over thousands of years from suppressed and otherwise maltreated skin eruptions, particularly from scabies, also known as "the itch". The emergence of the psoric miasm on humanity set up the emergence of the subsequent miasms. Hence, the psora is the foundation of all illness and all other illnesses came later. The psoric miasm manifests itself mainly through skin diseases and through functional and nervous disorders. Not only is the psoric miasm the oldest, it is the most commonly seen. See also Miasm.
Physics which covers microscopic phenomena, such as the interior of an atom. More complex than classical physics, Quantum modeling reduces to classical modeling when applied on a macroscopic scale. Quantum and classical modeling mesh in unusual ways in the mesoscopic region. See also Classical Physics and Mesoscopic Physics.
Certain substances (e.g. silver nitrate) are known to be generally biostatic (i.e. biochemically inactive), yet are necessary in trace amounts. Such substances have a cybernetic role in an organism (i.e. are a part of its control processes). Such cybernetic agents include coherent electromagnetic domains, which are in highly diluted homeopathic remedies. Because remedies stimulate a state of homeostasis, the organism reacts to their influence. Hence, homeopathic remedies work in terms of reactive cybernetics, rather than through direct biochemical action. See also Coherent Electromagnetic Domains and Homeostasis.
Gaining prominence in the eighteenth century, the sycotic miasm is one of the three primary miasms identified by Hahnemann. Like the syphilitic miasm, it is venereal in origin, coming from gonorrhea. The sycotic miasm can also be induced from vaccination, or from antibiotics used to suppress certain illnesses like tonsilitis. Once suppressed, sycosis will be driven inward, especially to the pelvic and sexual organs. See also Miasm.
Gaining prominence in sixteenth century, the syphilitic miasm is one of the three primary miasms identified by Hahnemann. Like the sycotic miasm, it is venereal in origin, coming from syphilis. Syphilis is the only miasm that destroys living tissue, leading to malformations and deformities. Homeopathy cannot undue structural damage, but can prevent the miasm from being inherited by offspring. See also Miasm.
Along with the cancer miasm, the tubercular miasm emerged into prominence after Hahnemann's time. Sometimes called pseudo-psora, this miasm can assume characteristics of any of the three primary miasms. The Tubercular miasm includes diseases unknown in Hahnemann's time, such as schizophrenia and AIDS. See also Miasm.
A term first coined by Burnett, vaccinosis is the diseased state produced by vaccination. As such, it is a form of iatrogenic disease. See also Adjuvant and Iatrogenic Disease.
Weapons for mass destruction, or WMD, are weapons which are designed to target large-scale populations, usually indiscriminately. WMD include chemical weapons (e.g. nerve gas), biological weapons (e.g. anthrax), and nuclear or radioactive weapons (e.g. dirty bombs, or radioactive material packed with conventional explosives). The after-effects of the deployment of WMD can often be handled through homeopathy using a genus epidemicus. See also Genus Epidemicus.