Dynamic Materia Medica ng1 by Per Neesgaard
This 'Materia Medica' is based on the dynamic paradigm for human health and disease put forward by the Argentinean Dr. Alfonso Masi Elizalde. It gives a deep dynamic understanding of human nature in sickness and in health and contributes to a more precise and thereby more safe and efficient Homeopathic treatment. Neither allopathic medicines nor coffee or other known antidotes can stop the curative process initiated by the Similimum found by this method.
This dynamic paradigm is faithful to the legacy of Hahnemann and represents a transcendence of his work. Hahnemann says that the remedy must be just as dynamic as the disturbance of the Life Force. Our picture of a remedy must be just as dynamic so that we can find it. It fulfils Kent's injunction of making Materia Medica alive.
The work of Masi sustains that all of mans pathology individually can be traced back to one original problem. This is not a new idea, but Masi has on an empirical basis established a practical and dynamic model which allows the Homeopath, out of any well-proven remedy or any thorough pathogenesis, to find and prescribe on that original problem. The name Masi uses for the original problem is Primary Psora.
The beauty of this model is the understanding that it offers; it makes it understandable how the Primary Psora imparts itself through the hierarchy of man, down to the single symptom. The Miasmatic dynamic describes the natural laws that this process follows, the dynamic structure in the hierarchy of man. And it works in both directions.
Knowledge of this dynamic structure is important; both when you want to trace a complicated case back to its Primary Psora as basis for the prescription, and to evaluate the direction of the process after the prescription.
Another important contribution from Masi is the implementation of The five nuclei found in any well-proven remedy and any thorough pathogenesis. And it is precisely because they are found in any well-proven remedy and any thorough pathogenesis, that they are important. It makes them non-specific for any remedy and thus draw a veil over the clear picture of individual facts to be prescribed upon. On the other hand it is important to investigate which ability in which area that are affected in these five nuclei, as this is individual and very much remedy-specific.
It offers an understanding of why a person does what he does, thus shifting the attention from 'what' he does or has, to 'why' he does or have precisely that symptom. It focuses higher in the hierarchy of man, on the deepest cause behind and above the plane of symptoms, thus enabling you to differentiate, on a solid base of understanding, one central theme or cause, which is easier to remember than a thousand rubrics. By focusing on the understanding of the dynamic behind the pathology, instead of on the memory of a thousand symptoms, it is possible to prescribe with unprecedented precision.
The Miasmatic dynamic offers a very helpful way of "taking the case", analyse the anamnesis, finding the Similimum and, in a follow up, differentiating the healing process following Similimum, from the potential suppression following a Simile.
None of the above, however, helps our experience or patient in the least if the remedy we prescribe does not precisely correspond to that which was used in the proving. The 'unknown', and often doubtful, quality of homeopathic remedies is one of the greatest threats against a science like homeopathy, which is based on empirical methods. This database therefore includes examples of the problems to be aware of for the remedies concerned.
The Hypotheses remain Hypotheses until they are confirmed in practice. We have a primary confirmation of the Hypothesis when we prescribe the remedy to a patient on the basis of the Primary Psoric Hypothesis, with the precise Themes and Guiding Motives, and the cure manifest itself as a quantum leap. Such confirmations will, however, only be final when a number of patients require only this single remedy for any relapse and acute illness over a period of five to six years.
It is very important that as many as possible Hypotheses manage to be verified in practice so that they may be adjusted, any holes filled in, and so that the Hypotheses in the end shall be replaced by a sure prescriptive foundation. It is my hope that this publication will contribute to this aim.
The purpose of this publication has exclusively been to make all of this material available to Classical Homeopaths for the benefit of all. I therefore welcome any contribution to complete this database for the benefit of all, both confirmations of existing Hypotheses, new Hypotheses and any other contribution to improve the database for a more precise and thereby more safe and efficient Homeopathic treatment. The more complete this database is as a common platform of knowledge, the more it will be used and the better a tool it will be for everyone.
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