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Let the Hundred Flowers Bloom. Part 4

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So Hahnemann himself was probably quite clear about what he meant by small doses. But as we have seen if we look beneath the doctrines of the single dose and the single medicine, two of the central principles of homeopathy, we find ambiguities and uncertainties. (more…)

Let the Hundred Flowers Bloom. Part 3

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What about the minimum dose, which is also usually taken to be a core principle? But what do we mean by the minimum dose? Are we referring to the quantity of medicine given, or to the extent of potentisation? We often loosely equate increasing the potency with decreasing the size of the dose, since potentizing involves dilution. (more…)

Let the Hundred Flowers Bloom. Part 2

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For example what do we mean by the single dose? Does this mean giving one dose and then waiting for a long period to ensure that the action of the dose has exhausted itself before giving a second dose or medicine? Hahnemann changed his mind on this between the fourth and sixth editions of his Organon, and advocated using more frequent doses in the sixth edition. (more…)

Let the Hundred Flowers Bloom. Part 1

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The theme of this issue of Homeopathy Online is “let the hundred flowers bloom, let the hundred schools of thought contend” (yes I know it was Chairman Mao who said this, but it is nonetheless a resonant motif). (more…)

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