Proving the Proving.
A Double-Blind Placebo – Controlled Pilot Study of a Proving.
Edward Shalts, MD, Paul Herscu, ND – USA.
“…The true physician must investigate the tools intended for the cure of natural diseases…”
Samuel Hahnemann “Organon of Medicine”, § 105.
“…Medicines, upon which depend people’s life and death, health and disease, must be nicely, very exactly distinguished from each other and therefore proved on the healthy through careful, pure experiments…”
Samuel Hahnemann “Organon of Medicine”, § 120.
Proving gave birth to Homeopathy. Hahnemann writes: “As long ago as the year 1790 I made the first pure trial with cinchona bark upon myself… With this first trial broke upon me the dawn that has since brightened into the most brilliant day of the medical art…” (1).
Proving is the most important part of homeopathic theory. In essence it also reflects a principle of similars.
In reality, both principals came about together. Hahnemann took “…four drachms of good china twice daily…” (2) and experienced symptoms similar to malaria (Proving) which led him to postulate that the substance that causes symptoms in a healthy individual can cure similar symptoms in the sick individual (principal of Similars). (далее ...)