Disease Spun by the Soul
We often have false beliefs about ourselves. We may think that no one loves us, or that we don’t deserve success. If these beliefs come to dominate our thoughts they can end up shaping our mental health and our interactions with the world around us. So, if we think we are not loveable, we will do things that drive love away. If we think we are unworthy, we will do things that undermine our success.
Strong or excessive emotions can influence health. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine it’s well known that intense anger affects the liver and gallbladder, grief and sadness damage the lungs and large Intestine, while anxiety and fear harm the kidneys and bladder.
There are numerous methods to treat mental/emotional problems. We don’t stop there though, once the patient is happy we focus on strong, focused, goal orientated and disciplined mind.
Samuel Hahnemann was born in April 1755, in Meissen, Saxony. He completed his medical studies at Erlangen University. At that time Peruvian bark was used to successfully treat malaria – it was believed that the reason Peruvian bark worked was because of its bitter taste. Dissatisfied with this explanation Hahnemann decided to take repeated doses of Peruvian bark himself, which led him to suffer from symptoms similar to malaria.
He thus concluded that Peruvian bark treated malaria because it produced the symptoms of malaria.
Hahnemann realized that any substance that produces symptoms when given to a person in a large dose will cure those same symptoms when given in a minute dose. He called this the Law of Similars. In 1810 he published ‘The Organon of the Healing Art’, in which he laid out his ideas of a system of medicine called Homeopathy.
According to Hahnemann most diseases affect body and then gradually disrupt the psychic (mental/emotional) sphere as they progress in seriousness. Think of an accident leading to depression, or a snakebite causing hallucinations. However, there are also diseases that originate in the mind and then gradually affect the somatic state as they get worse over time.
What is important is that the altered mental and emotional tenor of the patient in all diseases can be used to determine the remedy required to cure the disease.
The homeopathic medicine Helleborus Niger for example, is indicated for and general muscular weakness, which may go on to complete paralysis, poor sight, hearing and taste. On the metal side we have a slow mind, thoughtless; staring. Involuntary sighing. Complete unconsciousness.