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Organon of Medicine

Hahnemann's seminal work. First published 1810. Lays out the tenants of the practice of homeopathic medicine.

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Vital Force

The energy given off by the Spirit that resides within all living things.

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Similimum

The most exact homeopathic remedy for a sick patient. The most similar.

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Homeopathy

a substance that causes a specific symptom pattern in a healthy individual (proving or poisoning), will cure the disease that is exhibiting the same pattern of symptoms. Like cures like.

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Allopathy

which treats disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the disease under treatment.

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Isopathy

treatment of disease by means of the causal agent or a product of the same disease.

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Repertory

compilation of symptoms cataloged in alphabetical order and usually grouped by organ. Each symptom has a list of medicines that have clinically been observed and verified to cure that symptom

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Rubric

symptom in the repertory that have one, or a list of medicines that cures that symptom.

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Materia medica

body of information that has been compiled regarding the medicinal qualities of all the substances in homeopathy.

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Similia Similibus Curantur

Like cures like. Mentioned by Hippocrates, Paracelsus, and Hahnemann

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Hering's Law of Cure

All cure starts from within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed

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Exciting cause

- A force or experience that causes a person to go into a remedy state (become symptomatic).

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Characteristic symptom

a symptom that has a very unique aspect about it.
ex: H/A starts at 3PM

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Combination remedies

usually low dose (X or low C potencies) that are combined.

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Keynote

A symptom that is unique to a medicine.
Ex: Fear of needles, repenting quickly after anger

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Proving

A method which is used to understand the medicinal indications for a substance.

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Aggravation

temporary worsening of the patient's symptoms which is caused by a medicine. A true aggravation is a good sign that the proper remedy was given.

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Succuss

To strike a contained medicine repeated between dilutions, in order to potentize the substance.

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Potentize/Potentization

Through the process of dilution and succussion, a substance's medicinal properties are increased while its toxic properties are minimized.

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Miasm

The pace and depth of the disease, as well as the level of desperation the patient perceives.
I.e.- How you perceive the disease is affecting your life.

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Modalities

Factors that make a symptom better or worse (other than a medication)

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Concomitants

Symptoms that happen in tandem.

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Physical Generals

Any physical symptom or modality which relates to the person as a whole and not just one part of the body.

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Antidote

something that stops or blocks the action of a remedy.

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Sarcodes

Remedies made from healthy human tissue.

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Nosodes

Made from disease tissue

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Imponderables

Impoderabilia (things or matters beyond measure or comprehension).
Ex: north and south pole of magnets, sunlight, moonlight, electricity, X-ray, magnetized iron, etc.

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Schuessler's 12 Tissue Salts

Cell salts are the remaining inorganic salts after tissue has been burned.

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SRP

Strange, rare, and peculiar symptoms

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Sac Lac

unmedicated lactose pellets that are sometimes given to patients who may need the ritual of 'taking something' everyday while under treatment. Placebo.