A Thief Catching a Thief (Homeopathy)
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) said …
“Allopathy is a policeman catching a thief. Homeopathy is a thief catching a thief. Allopathy is an opposite balanced by an opposite. Homeopathy is a like balanced by a like.”
Homeopathy doesn’t necessarily involve the “lowest possible dose.”
Samuel Hahnemann (Organon of Medicine, translated from the Fifth Edition, 1810, 1906) wrote …
“For even the domestic practice of the non-medical classes of the community endowed with sound observant faculties has many times proved this mode of treatment [homoeopathy] to be the surest, the most radical and the least fallacious in practice.
“In recent cases of frost-bitten limbs frozen sour crout is applied or frictions of snow are used.
“The experienced cook holds his hand, which he has scalded, at a certain distance from the fire, and does not heed the increase of pain that takes place at first, as he knows from experience that he can thereby in a very short time, often in a few minutes, convert the burnt part into healthy painless skin.
“Other intelligent non-medical persons, as, for example, the manufacturers of lackered ware, apply to a part scalded with the hot varnish, a substance that causes a similar burning sensation, such as strong heated spirits of wine, or oil of turpentine, and by that means cure themselves in the course of a few hours, whereas cooling salves, as they are well aware, would not effect a cure in as many months, and cold water would but make matters worse.
“The old experienced reaper, although he may not be in the habit of drinking brandy, will not touch cold water (contraria contrariis) when he has worked himself into a violent feverish state in the heat of the sun — he knows the danger of such a proceeding — but he takes a small quantity of a heating liquor, a mouthful of brandy; experience, the teacher of truth, has convinced him of the great superiority and efficacy of this homoeopathic procedure, whereby his heat and fatigue are speedily removed.”