Butterfly Melita Yvonne Dyason


Licence No.KZN00041D    Practice No. 0805033   Reg No: A01252

From illness to wellness

Disease and it's Relationship to Homoeopathy

The origin and meaning of the word disease [Middle English or Old French] In the sense “lack of ease” or “inconvenience”

Disease is a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces "specific symptoms" or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. Or a particular quality or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person.

Symptoms are the body’s attempt to balance itself. Without experiencing symptoms, a person could have a potentially life threatening illness with no way of identifying it.

Referring to cancer patients who reported that they hadn’t suffered from a cold or flu or any illness, in the years prior to their diagnosis. The explanation was probably not that they didn’t have infections during this period, but more likely that their bodies were unable to fight these infections by producing necessary symptom indications.

As an explanation of how this works! A “fever” or “temperature” is the body’s way to activate the immune system’s white blood cells to defend itself from infection? The body should be able to look after itself. If the person is immediately given a medication to suppress the symptom i.e. fighting the “fever” too soon, the body will be less able to fight the actual infection.

Many conventional drugs usually are designed to inhibit and suppress symptoms — sometimes leading to even more serious symptoms. In Conventional (allopathic) treatment these new series of symptoms are usually treated as new and being unrelated to the old. Additional symptoms change usually indicates a progression of the disease.

Homoeopathy does not seek to remove or suppress symptoms. Its goal is to recognize and remove the underlying cause of these symptoms. This is why a homoeopath will work toward understanding the whole person — including their body, mind and emotional state — before prescribing a remedy.

Dr. Hahnemann described the different aspects of ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ diseases. Acute diseases are transitory - they have a beginning and an end, whereas the Chronic diseases are co-existent with life. Either they are present in a manifest or a latent state.

From this work came the understanding and treatment of "chronic miasms" being that of the Psora, Syphilis, and Sycosis.