Brief summary of theoretical part of organon of medicine

Brief study of Organon of Medicine

Brief summary of theoretical part of organon of medicine

Apho. 1 – Physician’s mission

The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure as it is termed.

Apho. 2- Ideal cure

The highest ideal cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health or removal and anhelation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest most reliable, most harmless way on easily comprehensible principles.

Apho. 3,4,5 – Physician’s qualification

Apho. 5 Causes (Exciting (Sanitation, nutritional and diet hygiene)


Fundamental miasmatic (Psora, Latent psora, Sycotic, Syphilitic)

Apho. 5 footnote Constitution (Hydrogenoid, Scrofulous, Leuco-phlegmatic, Carbo-nitrogenoid, Choleric, Bilious etc.)

Apho. 6 – Unprejudiced observer

Apho. 7 – Removal of totality of symptoms (Individualistic symptom)

Apho. 8 – Restoration of health

Apho. 9 – 17

Vital forces

Properties of vital forces in disease state


Apho. 18 – Symptom totality (Symptom complete in location sensation, modalities, concomitant)

Apho. 19-24 – Derivation law of similar

Apho. 22 – Demerits of antipathy

Apho. 23– Similia similibus curanters

Apho. 25-29– Homeopathic law of cure

A weaker dynamic affection is permanently extinguished in the living organism by a stronger one if the later is very similar to former in its manifestation.

Apho. 30-34 – Medicines are stronger than natural diseases


  • Act unconditionally
  • At all time
  • Under all circumstances

On every living individual

Regulation of dose in our hand

Medicines prevent disease

Medicines cure, palliate, support natural diseases

Apho. 35-42 – law of dissimilar

When a dissimilar disease meets together in one person

  1. If both equal in strength or older one is stronger. New disease will be repelled by old one and not allow to affect it.
  1. If original is weaker than new one then new strong suspend old weaker which reappear when new disease runs its course.
  1. Both are chronic and equal strength then form complex disease mixture of more than one dissimilar disease.

Apho. 43-51 – What happen when 2 similar diseases meet together

Apho. 52-60 – Different system of medicine

Apho. 54-55 – Allopathy

Apho. 56-57-58 – Antipathy

Apho. 61-62 – Ideal system of medicine

Apho. 63-69 – Primary and secondary action

Primary action: First action of medicine on vital forces

Secondary action:Curative action

Homeopathic medicinal disease which gradually decrease spontaneously and help vital forces in health

Secondary counter action: Equally opposite to primary action

Treatment – Antipathic mode of treatment

Apho. 70 – Summary

Apho. 71 – Three points necessary for curing

Brief discussion about practical part of organon of medicine

Apho. 72-81 – Classification of diseases

  1. Investigation of disease
  2. Investigation of the effect of medicine
  3. Their appropriate employment
  4. Acute disease
  5. Chronic disease

Acute disease:

  • Individual disease
  • Sporadic disease
  • Epidemic disease

Chronic disease:

  • Pseudo chronic disease
  • Artificial chronic disease
  • True natural chronic disease
  • Single:
    • Psora
    • Syphilis
    • Sycosis
  • Complex:
  • Psora- syphilic
  • Psora sycosis
  • Syphilis sycosis
  • Psora-syphilis-sycosis

Apho. 82 – Individualization

Apho. 83-104 – Case taking

Apho. 83 – Information for physician

How to take case

Apho. 91, 92, 93

  1. Patient came directly
  2. Patient came from another physician

Apho.95 – Accessory symptoms

Apho. 105-145 – Drug proving

First drug proving done on human by Albert Von Haler (f/n 108)

Apho. 117 – Idiosyncrasies

Apho. 119 footnote surrogates

Apho. 143-145 – Building of Materia Medica pure

Apho. 146-154 – Method of selection of medicines

Apho. 149 – Mongrel sect

Apho. 150 – Indisposition: Alteration in health due to diet and regime

Apho. 155- 160 – Dose

Large dose

Medium dose

Small dose

Apho. 161-171 – Remedy reaction (Disease management with partially suited imperfect medicine)

Apho. 163 – Accessory symptoms

Apho. 172-180 – One sided disease


Physical and Mental


Old symptoms + accessory symptoms = Present totality

Apho. 183-203 – Local diseases


  • Severe lesion:Surgical removal
  • Trivial lesion: Internal homeopathic medicine given


  • No external medicine in acute condition
  • If fails chronic anti – psoric internally given

Apho. 203 – Local application (Pros and cons of external application)

Apho. 204-209 – Chronic diseases

Apho. 210-230 – Mental diseases

  1. From corporeal disease which somato-psychic type, spiritual emotional and mental
  2. Some excitatory factor, abuse of liquor, fright, vexation
  3. Of doubtful nature
  4. Psychosomatic type


  1. Anti – psoric medicine
  2. Acute highly potentised

Minute homeopathic doses of proved acute medicine: Aconite, Belladonna, Stramonium, Hyoscyamus

  1. Psychotherapy

Appropriate diet and regime

Anti – psoric treatment

Appropriate diet and regime

  1. Psychotherapy diet and regime

Apho. 231-244 –Intermittent and alternating disease

  1. Typical – afebrile or nonfebrile

Febrile intermittent fever

  1. Alternating disease (233 – 244)

Apho. 245-258 – Homeopathic posology

Apho. 245 – 251 Repetition of dose as per 5th edition

  1. Condition & progress of patient
  2. Nature of disease
  3. Nature of remedy

Apho. 252-256 – Signs of improvement

  1. Greater degree of comfort
  2. Increased calmness and freedom of mind
  3. Higher spirits
  4. No appearance of new symptoms
  5. Diminution of original symptom
  6. None of old symptoms are horse

Apho. 257 – Favouriteremedy (Physician repeatedly uses the remedy for cure the patient)

Apho. 249 – Antidote

Apho. 259 – 263 – Diet and regimen

Apho. 264-272 – Genuine medicine and potentization

Homeopathic pharmacy, Medicine prepared from vegetable and animal kingdom, Indigenous plant, Exotic substance, Dynamization of drug

Apho. 273-279 – Law of simplex

Apho. 275-283 – Strength of dose for homeopathic use

Apho. 284-285 – Route of administration (Tongue, mouth, stomach, olfaction, rectum, genitals and skin)

Apho. 286-291 – Ancillary measures

Apho. 286 – Electricity and galvanism (Symptoms disease of sensibility and irritability, Irritability, Abnormal sensation, Involuntary movements)

Apho. 288 – Mesmerism (Positive and Negative)

Apho. 287 – Magnetism (Edited in 6thedition North and South pole, Antidote by plate of polished zinc)

Apho.290– Massage (in those who suffers loss of flesh, weakness of digestion and lack of sleep)

Apho. 291 – Bath


1.  A treatise on organon of medicine Part I, II, III by Asok Kuamr Das.

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