â€œThe Highest Ideal of CURE is rapid, gentle and permanent
restoration of health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its
whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way
on easily comprehensive principles.â€�
Chapter 2 of the
ORGANON OF THE HEALING ART
By C. F. Samuel Hahnemann, M. D.
This brochure had been compiled by
Phyllis M. Georgic, C. Hom
(no-longer associated with Redpeacecross)
A substance that can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy person
may be used to treat an ill person having the same set of symptoms.
This is the premise of HOMEOPATHY, a natural complement to
modern medicine, which views the patient as a WHOLE BEING,
treating the person not the illness.
Homeopathy stimulates the individualâ€™s own immune system,
instead of masking or suppressing the symptoms. This means a
restoration and a vibrancy of health instead of just an absence of a
Everyone varies in their reaction to an illness, therefore, different
homeopathic remedies may be needed for each person with the
same illness or condition. On the other hand, the same remedy may
be used to treat a variety of disorders and diseases.
Homeopathic remedies are made of natural sources from the animal,
vegetable and mineral kingdoms. For instance, APIS (bee venom) is
used to treat bee stings, as well as, any stinging, pains with
swelling. ARNICA, a plant, is used for muscle bruising or injury.
Hepar Sulphur, a mineral compound of Calcium and Sulfur, can be
used to treat abscesses of the teeth, skin or glands.
Homeopathy uses all substances whether toxic or innocuous due to
process called potenization. This precise method dilutes and
shakes (successes) the substance in succession, thus removing
any worry of over dosing, allergic reactions, poisonings, or hidden,
long term side effects. Over 200 years of scientific roving in clinical
practice have shown it safe and effective. (Animals are not needed
for research of these remedies, although animals respond
wonderfully to homeopathy.
Homeopathy is one of many forms of Holistic Medicine.
Man does not become sick in part. The whole being becomes ill:
body, mind and spirit. The body manifests symptoms of illness, but
the physical body is not the origin of the disorder. At death the body
remains but is neither animated or curable. The vitality or the â
€œVital Forceâ€� has left the body. The symptoms, physical,
emotional or mental are mere expressions or signals that there is an
imbalance. Homeopathy uses these symptoms as a guide to
select the correct remedy to stimulate the healing mechanisms of
2,500 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates introduced this
theory, saying that â€œMany poisons, when given in minute doses,
could bring about wonderful curative properties.â€� Homeopathy
also respects another of his recommendation, â€œFirst Do No
In 1790, Dr. C. F. Samuel Hahnemann, A German physician,
expanded on the theory of the â€œLaw of Similarsâ€� or â€œsimilia,
similibus, curenturâ€� let likes be cured by likes. He developed the
modern system of Homeo-therapeutics. And for the first time there
was a systematic formulation of pharmacy for medicines, noting
what each action of a substance was upon the curing of the person.
In order to accomplish this, and to prove this theory, Hahnemann
conducted his first experiment with Cinchona Bark (quinine), a
substance which was known, at the time, to cure malaria. Curious as
to why it worked, he designed an experiment in which small amounts
of the raw (toxic) bark was ingested. When he began this experiment
he was healthy and not suffering the effects of any illness, let alone
the disease of malaria.
Gradually, as he continued taking the doses
of the bark he developed the actual symptoms
of the disease, malaria. He noted every feeling
and symptom to his body, his emotions and his
mental state. Then he discontinued the doses
of the crude material only to notice that all of
the symptoms subsided and eventually
He explained his findings to his colleagues. They
in turn, conducted similar experiments on this
and other substances, only to come to the same
conclusion. â€œWhat a medicine can cure it can also
cause.â€� This procedure is known as a â€œprovingâ€� and
is done in this same manner, to this very day, to test
new homeopathic remedies.
The truly startling aspect of the development
of Hahnemannâ€™s theory lies in the discovery of the
dilution and the succussion (vigorous agitation
between diluting of the material). This method
causes the medicine to work fasterand deeper
then the crude material doses, and the remedy seems
to act better the more diluted and succussed.
Certainly, this makes the remedies safe from a
chemical standpoint, but can a remedy so minute
be anything more than a placebo? Homeopathic
remedies have continued, over and over again
to demonstrate curative effects on infants, animals
and unconscious individuals. Wild animals are
the best models of the cures through the uses of
homeopathic remedies, because they have
no emotional attachment to the human who
is administering the remedy. I have saved the
lives of many wild animals with doses
of a homeopathic remedy.
Today, as 200 years ago, Homeopathy is
successfully treating a wide variety of acute and
chronic ailments. There are many disorders
that modern (allopathic) medicine cannot handle.
Homeopathy is filling that gap quite effectively, as it has
Homeopathy treats acute, and chronic ailments. ACUTE treatment
has to do with first-aid for injuries falls, blows, accidents, colds, flu,
headache, bee stings, poison ivy rashes, earaches, sunburn, sprains
and strains. Situations that the body would be able to deal with
eventually on its on. The uses of a homeopathic remedy for such
problems will stimulate the personâ€™s immune system to recover
faster. Moreover, since homeopathy treats the individual rather than
masking the pain for a short while, the symptoms are not
suppressed and allowed to cause other under lying complications.
Without suppression, the patient returns to a better state of well
being after healing.
On the other hand, in the chronic or sub acute disorder, the
symptoms may be present in a low grade or there maybe a â€œflare-
upâ€� intermittently, such as in asthma, chronic fatigue, arthritis,
rheumatism, fibromyalgia, urinary tract dysfunctions, reproductive
disorders, digestive problems, ear or throat infections, sinus
problems, eczema, to name a few. The difficulty and the length of
homeopathic treatment involves several factors:
Å¸ the nature of the ailment and how long it has been
Å¸ the previous kinds of medications that have been used or are
or maintenance medications used for the disorder
Å¸ the individualâ€™s inherent strength of constitutional vitality
Å¸ inherited predispositions or weaknesses of the individual
Therefore, symptoms must be explained completely and truthfully.
Listing all sensations and locations of pain or problems. Cycles of
the pain or disorder; better or worse from what and when; weather
changes; sleep, dreams, eliminationsâ€¦.
Phyllis M. Georgic, C. Hom
1. Always remember to keep a remedy tightly capped when not in
2. Never open two or more remedies at the same time or
3. set uncapped bottles of remedy near each other.
Remove the cap of the container and pour a pellet into it. If any
pellets fall anywhere else do not replace them into the container in
order to avoid depleting the energy or the essence of the
homeopathic remedy in each of the remaining pellets in that
Do not trust a remedy that has been found opened or has a damaged
container. Even though homeopathic remedies are not that
expensive, if you may go to that remedy and it is damaged in some
way, it is now priceless to you. Therefore, be as careful as possible.
Even though most homeopathic pharmacies sell remedies in #40
(small pearl sized) pellets, the #10 (poppy seed sized) pellets are the
best to use.
Many containers (tubes or bottles) may give the direction of the uses
of 3 to 5 pellets as the dose. This is not true. One of the #10 pellets
as the dosing remedy is proper, therefore attempt to replace all but
one pellet into the cap. This may prove to be a task due to the fact
that a few may be stuck together, or you may be in a hurry due to an
accident or a screaming baby in pain from injury or earache,
teething. Donâ€™t drive yourself to frustration. Do your best to
remove only one. Pour that pellet into your mouth from the cap and
swish it around in your mouth to melt slowly. All subsequent doses
should be placed into waterâ€¦..
MOST REMEDIES SHOULD BE TAKEN IN DIS-TILLED WATER. This
may be done either by drop-ping one pellet into a clean amber or
cobalt blue bottle (of any size) that is capped with a lid or a dropper.
It can also be placed into a paper cup containing Â½ to 4 ounces of
The paper cup method is best used when trying out a remedy for
your acute situation to see if your choice of remedies is correct.
Place 2 to 4 ounces of distilled water into the cup and drop the pellet
into it. The pellet will soon melt, but you need not wait for that to
happen before you begin the next step. Vigorously stir the water
with a fresh coffee stirrer or a spoon (plastic or wooden is best)
between each sip. Each â€œstir and sipâ€� is a dose. Note if the
remedy is doing anything for you. If you feel that it is not making
some appreciable change in just a few doses you can simply switch
to the next remedy of choice by preparing a fresh cup in the same
When you feel that the remedy is making a positive difference for
you, then prepare the same remedy in a capped container such as
the dropper bottle. Be sure to place the water and a bit of grain
alcohol into that bottle to preserver the integrity of the remedy. (You
may also use vodka if you do not have pure grain alcohol.) Fill the
bottle to the curative of the neck to leave a bit of air space in it. You
can pour the a small portion of the water that was in the cup in the
bottle. You need not place another pellet into that bottle as unless
you wish to place that remedy of higher potency into the bottle.
Â½ oz. H2O to 7-9 drops grain or 15-25 drops vodka
1 oz. H2O to 10-15 drops grain or Â¼ to Â½ tsp vodka
2 oz. H2O to 10-20 drops grain or Â½ to Â¾ tsp vodka
4 oz. H2O to 15-25 drops grain to 1 to 2 tsp vodka
This is done by striking the bottom of the tightly capped container
vigorously against an elastic sur-face such as the palm of your hand
or a book or catalogue.
Succussion may vary in amount. Whether it is
once or several times, the shaking must be done before removing a
few drops of the liquid from
the container as a dose.
Stirring the remedy prepared in the distilled
Water in a cup is also considered â€œsuccussingâ€� of
sorts. It is not as vigorous as action as is the
actual striking or the â€œdownwardâ€� jerking motion,
and is a bit gentler in it energy transference but
it, like the true â€œsuccussionâ€� must be done before
each dose is taken.
Touching or smelling the remedy in pellet or in liquid
will also dispense the remedy. All homeopathic rem-
edies are made of the vibrational frequency of the
original substance. Therefore, be careful not to in-
hale deeply or spill the remedy on yourself if it does
not happen to be yours. Homeopathic remedies work
as long as they are touching any mucus membrane or
skin surface, as a result you may squirt or splash a remedy on an
uncooperative toddler or even an
unconscious person to get the action of that remedy
started upon them.
FREQUENCY OF DOSES
Keeping in mind that you should follow the directives
of your practitioner or those written on the label of
your bottle of remedy, there are a few things that
you must reevaluate on your own.
In an acute situation you will have to determine the
preparation of the remedy according to the following
advice . (if you are attending a class in homeopathy
the teacher should explain and demonstrate this more
All is in accordance with the illness or the acute injury
and potency that is available to you at the time. If the potency that is
procurable to you is low and the illness has very painful symptoms,
you may have to sucuss several times in between each dose. You
may have to take the several doses in a very short space of time
before receiving the desired point of relief. On the other hand, if the
potency is high (200c, or 1M) there may be as few as 1 to 3
succussions and only 2 to 5 drops as the dose space every 10 to 45
minutes depending upon the severity of the illness or injury.
When a measure of improvement is seen reduce the frequency of
dosing and the amount of the succussions between the doses.
Most often if you have forgotten to take the remedy (or to give the
remedy to the person in pain), this is a good indication that the
remedy is correct and holding. It is not necessary to take it as
frequently as previously given during the crisis. This does not
necessarily mean that it is not needed at all, just not as repeatedly at
If your practitioner has indicated that you should take a remedy for a
chronic situation in repeated doses for a long period of time, be
mindful of any and all changes. If you feel that the remedy is not
working or not holding in the prescribed frequency of doses, notify
her/him immediately. DO NOT TAKE A REMEDY THAT IS NOT
WORKING OR SEEMS TO BE AGGRAVATING THE PROBLEM
whether you have chosen it or it was recommended by your
practitioner. The remedy must be changed or antidoted if the
symptoms are uncom-fortable to you. Sometimes the symptoms
become stronger or more pronounced in order for you to be able to
select the correct remedy.
DETERMINING A TRUE AGGRAVATION
Aggravation may also be seen if the individual is just too sensitive to
that particular remedy. If you suspect this reaction, discontinue the
remedy no matter what point of the treatment you are in and notify
your practitioner. Make notes, if possible, so that you remember
what the difficulty was . You can help your practitioner to determine
where to go next. These aggravations may be due to:
Å¸ An incorrectly chosen remedy
Å¸ A correct remedy chosen at the wrong point in the case
Å¸ The end of the need of this particular remedy
Å¸ The correct remedy in too high of a dose
Å¸ Dry pellets of the correct remedy taken to frequently
An aggravation is not when a remedy actually causes something to
move in the course of the illness. An example is when the symptoms
of a cough change from dry and chest tightness to loose and
productive. For instance, if a low grade fever that has hung on for
days or weeks causing the person to become tired and listless, no
energy, inability to function has now upon the uses of a correct
homeopathic remedy caused a change of higher fever with the ability
to sleep to rejuvenate the system and restore the health this is not an
aggravation at all. The higher fever and the productive cough are
facilitating an immune response to actually cure the disorder
completely. The allopathic approach would be to use a fever reducer
and a cough suppressant. These will palliate the symptoms rather
then curing the individual. The illness may be driven into the system
further that can cause a deeper or more serious problem.
Suppression can be quite dangerous.
In the cases of true aggravation, a homeopathic remedy may be
antidoted with the uses of strong odorous perfume, camphor,
eucalyptus, menthol, mint, coffee or other homeopathic remedies.
MAINTAINING FRESHNESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR
Make sure all remedies are tightly capped. You may, in fact, keep any
homeopathic remedy potent for hundreds of years if you avoid the
Å¸ Extreme heat or freezing temperatures
Å¸ Extended periods in sunlight
Å¸ X-rays, such as in security check points or the magnetic
devices that erase the strip on your ATM or credit cards
(Ask the attendants to hand inspect your remedies instead.)
Å¸ Magnets of any kind from refrigerators or metal detectors
Å¸ Electrical equipment or cords plugged into sockets
Appliances such as TVs, VCRs, microwaves, stereo speakers also
have magnets in them. Do not store remedies in places where they
are touching any of these machines.
How to Report
Phyllis M. Georgic, C.Hom
1.) Always describe the beginning of your complaints, (or that of your
child) stating just how these symptoms began, as well as, the
changes that may have taken place since.
2.) Mention all previous illnesses, including any adverse reactions or
continuing effects of a drug or a vaccine. A complete history of your
health. Skin diseases or allergic reaction or the after effects of
either. List any fevers, colds, flus, irruptions, ulcers, injuries, car
accidents, emotional trauma. Tell of their location and what treatment
that was used or given.
3.) Report any treatments that have been given for any disorder,
disease, or allergies.
4.) Describe all mental or â€œnervousâ€� feelings and conditions
such as â€œlikes or dislikesâ€�, desires, fears, timidity, hurried
feelings, lack of interest (apathy), persistent thoughts,
discouragement, discontent, hyper conscientious attitudes such as
being too critical of self or others, irritability, easily confused,
aversion to business or work, or too involved or over-
conscientiousness, absentmindedness, changeable moods,
difficulty of concentration, dullness of the mind. Are you easily
startled or jerking in you sleep or upon falling asleep, or from noise
or being touched? Are you annoyed by noise or talking or the
voices of children? How are you effected by music, bad news? Are
you over sensitive to offenses against you or upon seeing or hearing
about it done to others? How are you effect by contradiction? What
would cause you to weep: anger, sad movies or reading stories, sad
news reports, joyful occurrences, being alone, injustice to others,
tragedy to self or others? Do you experience despair in concern of
the future? Are you concerned by what others think of you? Are
you better when you are alone or do you always desire company?
Are you often silent or do you talk much and do these attitudes
change? When and Why? Mention any emotional shocks, frights,
and disappointment in love or finances in the present or past, and
are you still affected by these issues? How do feel in a crowd or if
you are alone? Do you like to be alone?
5.) How is your appetite? What do you often choose to eat? Which
of these foods or tastes do you CRAVE? Are you repelled by any
foods or drinks? What makes you dislike them? Do you like or
crave certain foods that you AVOID due to the effect (either
physically or emotionally) that it has upon you? Do you drink more
then you eat? Do you avoid or are you repelled by water or certain
drinks? Are you normally thirsty or not thirsty at all?
6.) Do your symptoms remain the same or do they change character
or shift from one place to the other?
7.) Describe all pain. Where is it and what kind of pain is it? What
does it feel like? (Be specific because everyone feels pain or
experiences illnesses with different sensations and intensities.).
Make sure that you report the sensation, the location, if that location
changes, if it is periodical, constant or having no apparent pattern at
all. What direction, or to what other area does the pain extent to?
Does the pain or difficulty begin in one area of the body and then go
to another? Does it come on suddenly? Is there anything, such as
tightness or visual disturbances that would warn you that you will
soon be experiencing this pain? Is it constant or intermittent?
8.) Time of day, month or season when your difficulty is better of
worse is important. Is there any problems before or after meals? Or
just eating or drinking in general? Is the problem better or worse
from sleep, movement, resting, when you are occupied, when
thinking or using your mental efforts or if thinking of problems, or
your health conditions? What would be the conditions that would
relieve that pain or to cause the pain to increase?
9.) How are you effected by weather conditions such as thunder
storms, dryness, dampness, cold, heat, frost, overcast days,
seashore, low or high altitudes?
10.) Sensations are very important, therefore please describe how
you are experiencing your symptoms. State what kind. Where, and
makes the sensation different whether better or worse. These
sensations could be physical, as
well as, emotional. Describe them even if they
are slight or peculiar.
11.) Skin, scalp, nails. explain the exact
location and the color, texture, and moisture
of the areaâ€¦.thick, thin, scaly, pimply, warts,
growths, moles, irruptions. What is the
appearance of the surrounding skin? Itchy?
Better or worse after scratching, warmth, cold, bathing, even the heat
of being covered by bedclothes of clothing, exercise. Note
enlarged veins and their location.
12.) Describe all discharges whether of the
skin or the orifices. Describe color, odor, thick,
thin, gluey, sticky, bloody, burning rawness,
color of stains that appear on clothing or
bandages. Always remember Better or worseâ€¦
13.) Urine: Pain before, during or after
urination. Color odor, appearance: floating
mucus or sediment, blood, quantity, frequency, urgency. Do you
loose control of your bladder
when sneezing, coughing, laughing, shouting?
Are you always in a hurry to get to a toilet or
must you schedule your day so that you have a restroom close to
you? Do you have nightly urinations? Do you have problem
beginning to urinate or do you have problems knowing
when you are done urinating? Do you have
a strong stream or do you leak and dribble?
How often in a day (and or night) do you urinate?
14.) Bowels: Color, odor, texture, size, blood streaked, frothy, slimy,
thin, flat, curly, loose, diarrhea, constipation. How often do you have
them? Is there pain during, before or after the
stool? Do you have problems in concerned with
your bowels? Are you effected emotionally in a
way that seems to effect your bowel habits? Do
you feel as though you have not completely evacuated your bowels
after movements? Do you have urging without results? Is there
undigested food in your stool? Are there spasms of your rectum?
Do you bear down only to have your stool slip back in again?
Hemorrhoids? Indigestion? Burning, acid reflux? Belching? Gas?
15.) Women: Age at first menstrual period. Days of the cycle,
whether pain before, during, or after at present or past? Sensation
and location of all pain or difficulty. Does the pain extend upwards
to sides, back, hips or downward toward the groin, thighs, knees,
ankles (inside or outside)? What relieves, aggravates, and how often
do you get these pains? Have there been abortions (therapeutic or
spontaneous)? How many babies have you had? Any problem
giving birth or lactation? Do you have sexual desire or aversion? Is
intercourse painful? Is there a history of sexual or physical abuse?
Have you been raped?
16.) Men: Is intercourse painful? Is there incomplete or absent
erection? Do you have difficulty ejaculating or do you experience
night emissions swelling of testicles or scrotum? Is there any
difficulty with urination: starting or stopping, double stream? Is
there a history of sexual or physical abuse?
17.) What are the effects of heat or cold bathing, or the weather, lying
down, of motion, perspiration, seasons of the year, time of day or
night? What are the effects mold, or of foods, tobacco smoke,
perfumes, chemical odors on your physical or emotional
Practitioner of Homeopathy
Phyllis M. Georgic, the mother of three sons has studied
homeopathy since 1985, having well over 2,000 hours of formal
training in this art, as well as, 1,000 hours of study and training in
nutritional, herbal, midwifery, Tibetan QiGong and other holistic
forms of ancient medical healing. She has studied with
internationally known practitioners such as Dr. S. K. Banerjea of
Calcutta; A. U. Ramakrishnan, MD., PhD.; MF Hom. of India; David
Little, DO, formally of the Himalayas; F.X. Eizayaga, MD of Buenos
Aires, Argentina; Will Taylor, MD of Oregon, USA. Her local
instruction has been through Thomas Heard, Jr, MA. She has
received her homeopathic certification through Hahnemann
Academy of North America. Her studies in the higher science of
Medical Alchemy his been with Robin Murphy, ND and Marcus E.
Phyllis has an excellent reputation as a healer, teacher and lecturer
in the Art & Science of Homeopathy. She often teaches beginner,
intermediate and advanced courses in this and related healthcare
methods. Ask about the current classes and study groups or
speaking engagements. Ask about our â€œHome Health Parties.
Call for an appointment.
Holistic Solution, Your Success
Homeopathic Help for a Better. Healthier Life
(no-longer associated with Redpeacecross)
Phyllis M. Georgic, C.Hom
Homeopathic Consultant and Educator