This work will unleash many bolts to the understanding of the science and art of
homeopathic case management. Author with his vast experience and knowledge of
the conventional system and the homeopathic system has given a detailed
interpretation of Hahnemann's work with its application and understanding for today's
Dr Harsh Nigam, after obtaining M.B.B.S. and M.D. (Physiology) degrees could not
suppress the heritage of homeopathy that he received from his scholarly homeopath
father, Dr Jagdish Chandra Nigam. He obtained his membership of faculty of the
British Homeopathic Association from the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. He
has been practising homeopathy since 1993.
If you are looking for a book that gives you a compre-
hensive view on homoeopathic case management including
the views of the old masters and the modern concepts, then
this is the book. Dr Harsh Nigam has lucidly discussed all
concepts and provided a clear view of all intricate topics.
This would enable the students and the profession to find
basic ideas and later build upon them.
Dr Nigam’s inspiration for this book has come from
Dr L R Twenty man whose knowledge has been profound.
Dr Nigam's own sound knowledge of physiology, pathology
and medicine has enabled him to appreciate the
homoeopathic principles in the light of modern concepts
which have found expression in this book in a masterly way.
There is no doubt that he has imbibed the true homoeopathic
spirit from his illustrious father.
I am amazed at the deep knowledge the author has
exhibited and the confidence which has been displayed in
this book. I congratulate the author for doing a great service
in providing a modern textbook on the subject of
homoeopathic case management and hope that the students
would immensely benefit from it.
Homoeopathy is not merely a therapeutic method; it
constitutes a system of medicine loosely based on the ancient
doctrine of ayurvedic medicine which was familiar to
Hippocrates and was perpetuated in the writings of Paracelsus,
Kircher, etc. and it eventually resulted in the work of
The medicinal philosophy of ayurveda had two branches:
One was and is still in vogue where a mega dose of herbs and
chemicals is used although the basis of application of these
strong medicines is always holistic. The other less developed
branch was based on the premise - venom cures venom -
The therapeutics of the second system was proposed by
Charak in Charak Samhita, Vimansthan, 7:22, where he advised
the use Sukshma Churna (micro-pulverized powder). The
process of preparation of micro-pulverized powder is further
elaborated in Chikitsasthan, 26:244 by the name of Jarjarikaraan
(trituration). At this point, we must remember that there is
and ayurvedic dictum: Mardanam gunavardhanam (trituration
accentuates the hidden medicinal properties of the herb).
Ayurvedic principles went to Europe via, The Unani
system where the European philosopher, Hippocrates took it
up. Of all the guiding principles enunciated by Hippocrates
and transmitted to his disciples, one principle in particular
appears to have had a predominant influence on the whole
domain of medicine: The Law of Contraries. In contrast to the
Law of opposition, the ayurvedic Law of Similars was allowed
to lapse into oblivion.
It was left to the genius of Hahnemann to develop a
modern medical system of therapeutics based on the occult
law of ayurveda. Hahnemann called it Law of Similars.
Although trituration was used in ayurveda but no medical men
prior to Hahnemann dared to enter the realm of the dynamic/
quantum when he went beyond the molecule and triturated
or potentized beyond 12C and it was Hahnemann who defined
the rules of the quantum medicine and he termed it
The story of homoeopathy begins with Hahemann and
his experiments, observations, interpretations and inferences
which he drew from his work on the healthy and diseased
human beings but the story of homoeopathy did not end with
Hahnemann. Some of its laws were still to be formulated.
Boenninghausen gave us the law of prescribing, Hering gave
us the law of cure and Kent gave us twelve prognostic
observations. Kent also gave us a working hypothesis of human
form. Stalwarts like Von-grauvoge, Vannier and Burnett gave
us important observations from time to time, improvising
therapeutic techniques and giving modern explanations to the
theory and practice of homoeopathy.
The cumulative data of past 200 years is enormous and
sometimes contradictory. In the heap of this data the meaning
of several things got lost or distorted. Does the present era’s
homoeopath understand the meaning of sanguinine
temperament? What does he understand of the enormous
significance of - the concept of will and understanding, the
way Kent uses it in his work.
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