Butterfly Melita Yvonne Dyason


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

From illness to wellness

The Practice of Homoeopathy

Integrative medicine or Complementary medicine

Homoeopathy was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann [1755-1843]. receiving his degree of M.D. in 1779, he soon earned the reputation of being a brilliant chemist and one of the most distinguished physicians in Germany at that time. Yet as his experience grew, he became more and more dissatisfied with the current medical practice. He began to experiment, and for six years Hahnemann continued with his studies before tentatively making his findings known.

In 1810 he produced "The Organon of Rational Medicine" in which he gives a full dissertation on the theory of his methods, together with detailed instructions for the examination of patients, proving of drugs, and for the selection of remedies according to the Homoeopathic principle. Hahnemann said, in order to cure gently, quickly and lastingly, choose in every case of illness remedy which can itself arouse a similar malady of that which it is to cure.

He based homoeopathy on fundamental laws :

  1. The Law of Similars. Medicines which cause the symptoms of a disease in a healthy person can be used to treat the disease in someone who is ill. "Similia similibus curentur", like cures like
  2. The minimum dose i.e. that of potentization and succussion.
  3. The Arndt-Schulz reversal law i.e. the direction of cure.
    • From Vital to less Vital Organs
    • From above downwards
    • From within outward
    • Symptoms disappear in the reverse order of the appearance.
Hereditary Characteristic [Family History] +
Early Environment [Childhood]

Biological Weakness

  • Organs
  • Tissue
  • Systems

Susceptible to disease

  • Diathesis
  • Neoplasm
i.e. the Individual characteristics of
  1. Emotional or Feelings
  2. Mental or Intellectual
  3. Physical or Body

Family conditions

  • Before, during & after conception
  • School Set-up
  • Other contacts

Unresolved Emotional Conflicts

= Disease Potential


Hahnamann believed that chronic disease remained in a latent state in the body, returning from time to time in one form or other. After twelve years of intensive study and research, for him there were three sources of chronic infection - He called them Miasms.

The three chronic miasms :


Contracted or inherited constitutional disease having a non-venereal basis. Suppression and under-function. Emotion expresses sadness and irritability. Psora had for its keynote, at some period of the patients history, an itch-like eruption.


The constitutional effects of contracted or inherited syphilis. The local symptoms, called a chancre, which first appears as a blister and then breaks out into a painful sore. An over-function.


The constitutional effects of contracted or inherited gonorrhoea. The 'fig-wart' disease, is the after effects of suppressed gonorrhoeal poison. A destructive or distorted function. Emotion expresses despair and rage. The first symptoms after suppression usually appear in anaemia and inflammatory conditions. Later symptoms take on many forms, but generally tend to infiltration and over-growth of tissue - warts, deposits in the joints and tissues leading to rheumatic complaints, thickening of the skin and nails. The pelvic and sexual organs are especially attacked.

Since the discovery and use of these three basic miasms, and with the integration of mankind, the development of the miasms have increased to cover Tuberculinum, Carcinosin and others. At this stage of man's evolution we can now include HIV as well

There are many avenues where the integration of conventional and traditional forms of medical care can be used with homoeopathic applications. The physician can combine conventional medical training with the basic therapeutic concepts of homoeopathy.