Schwabe's Biochemic Single Remedies
Homeopathic therapy depends on the one hand on the medical simile selected according to the rule of similarity and, on the other hand on the critical diagnosis of the pathological conditions suitable. Selection of the suitable simile requires expert knowledge of the homeopathic materia medica which is based on generally acknowledged literature on homeopathic remedies.
In more detail, the choice of the appropriate single remedy is based on the
1.The principle of similarity
A qualified homeopath
searches for a single remedy apt to produce the same symptoms in a healthy
person as experienced by the patient.
2.Homeopathic drug provings
associated with a substance can be discovered by testing the homeopathic remedy
on healthy persons. Changes which occur on a mental, emotional, or physical
level after the administration of a homeopathic remedy form the basis of the
symptom picture of a homeopathic remedy. Completed by pharmacological and
toxicological data and the clinical experience in the treatment of patients,
this forms the homeopathic drug picture of a given substance.
personal medical history
In order to select the correct homeopathic remedy whose
drug picture is similar to patient’s disease, the patients’ accurate medical
history must be considered (anamnesis). Here, the whole person, not just the
disease is of importance, including the mental, emotional and physical state of
the patient, as well as the unique characteristics of this disease in
particularly this patient.
Homeopathic remedies predominantly originate from
plants, but they are also made of substances of mineral, animal or synthetic
origin. The so-called nosodes are homeopathic medicinal products manufactured
from a product of the disease such as infected tissue or causal organisms.
Hahnemann started to work with pure substances, later he developed the method of
homeopathic potentizing or dynamization, thus enhancing the power of the
Potentisation is a step-wise dilution and succussion of the
mother tincture according to defined methods. Mother tinctures are mostly
produced by alcoholic extraction and in rare cases by water extraction.
Following special procedures, mother tinctures are diluted with alcohol or water
and then vigorously shaken by hand by ten hard strikes against an elastic body
in a process called succussion. The solid mother substances are stepwise diluted
and triturated, i.e. ground in lactose to produce a 10-fold or 100-fold diluted
remedy. The relation between the active substances and the excipients is 1 part
to 9 parts for decimal (indicated as D or X) potencies, and 1 part to 99 parts
for centesimal (indicated as C) potencies. The relation for Q (or LM) potencies
is 1 part to 50,000. The indicators X or D, C or LM are combined with a number
giving the number of dilution steps of the production progress.
preparations are produced in a variety of pharmaceutical forms. Some are unique
to homeopathy others are more common. All these pharmaceutical forms are
described in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Globules, also called pillules or
pellets, are made of pure sucrose. Globules are impregnated or medicated by
fixing a homeopathic liquid attenuation into their matrix. Globules are unique
to homeopathy and are very popular. Like all homeopathic oral pharmaceutical
forms they are administered sublingually. Other pharmaceutical forms are
tablets, mother tinctures and tinctures, triturations, injection ampoules,
ointments and suppositories.
In the following indications are listed on a thematic basis according to the head-to-foot scheme.
This list contains a selection of the most important remedies in each case. The most relevant substances are printed in bold type.
Essential to homoeopathic therapy is the use of a remedy which has been selected on the priciple of similarity. Therefore, depending on the individual situation, substances not mentioned in this list may also be applied.
To retain original terms, some of the German forms have been kept, e. g. Jodum (Iodum); Natrium (Sodium), Kalium (Potassium), Kreosotum (Creosotum), Chinidine (Quinidine), and others. Internationally recognized abbreviations have been used for the individual remedies. These can be easily found in the List of Abbreviations.
Please find in the following indications belong to Homoeopathic Single
Please find in the following indications belong to Homoeopathic Ointments.