We all have our weaknesses and they make us vulnerable, both mentally and physically. These are our pain points. But the dark side of human nature camouflages our true thoughts and feelings because leaving them exposed to our conscious mind would leave us emotionally weak and mentally paralysed.
The subconscious mind is where all our painful memories, hurtful experiences and unacceptable thoughts and feelings are stored. Standing between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind is a wall of defences that keeps us from confronting our demons. This is a natural process and one that keeps us sane and functioning in the real world. It is when our defences break down – both mentally and physically – that sickness creeps in.
MindHeal Homeopathy does not counsel patients. We inquire into the patient’s Mind; we identify their deepest fears, anxieties and feelings; identify their coping mechanisms; and take into account their behaviour in the real world as part of a detailed Case Taking process. The goal is to uncover the patient’s Key Sensitivity.
The Mind is a window
to disease. It is a Master Switch that can be flipped either way – it can cause disease or restore you to health
Key Sensitivity is that one issue, that one key vulnerability, at the root of the patient’s disease. It is a theme that underlies the patient’s core perceptions, basic beliefs, essence of their personality, and their very existence. It is usually something that relates to the individual’s past and has been driving their thoughts, attitudes, feelings and behaviour for a long time. It is embedded in their very nature.
For example, ‘being judged’ could be a key sensitivity that gives rise to a behaviour pattern that constantly tries to compensate for it. Other key sensitivities – or themes that ‘run in the background’ like a software application – are ‘I will be accepted only if I prove myself’; ‘I need to maintain my image and status in society’; ‘I need to keep proving that I am worthy of love’.
Each of us has a Key Sensitivity and since it a pain point, we develop a coping strategy, at both the mental and physical levels, to defend against the pain it causes.
Most diseases do not manifest overnight; they take years to develop. So, for instance, conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension and cancer journey through the patient’s mind and body for a long time before symptoms show up and they are detected.
It is only when this process is reversed that the patient is cured. Homeopathy – and it is crucial to understand this – does not treat symptoms or the visible manifestation of the disease. This is the prerogative of allopathic medicine, which uses drugs to suppress symptoms. Since allopathic medicine equates the absence of symptoms with good health, eliminating the symptom by suppressing it with strong medication is tantamount to curing a patient.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Suppressing symptoms only means the disease will travel elsewhere and show up elsewhere. To truly cure the patient, the physician must discover its source.
MindHeal Homeopathy detects the root cause of disease and then reverses the entire disease process, thus altogether eliminating it from the patient’s body and mind. Now the patient is cured.
In homeopathic terms, when the disease process is reversed, it is actually transitioning from one Miasm to another. It is proof that healing is on track.
But what is ‘Miasm’? There are three Miasms or defences in cells – Psora (Inflammation), Sycosis (Growth), Syphilis (Destruction) – and every human being exists in one of these three Miasmatic states. Over time, each of us also switches between states without us ever knowing it – until we fall sick.
Disease manifests differently in each Miasm. That is, the type and nature of disease varies with the Miasm that characterises the patient at any given point. Since Psora is the most desirable Miasm, the practitioner, though a homeopathic remedy, reverses the Miasm of the patient from Sycosis and/or Syphilis to Psora and restores them to health. You could say the practitioner ‘reverses the patient’s genetic defences from destruction to health’.
The role of the practitioner is beautifully summed up by Samuel Hahnemann, founder of Homeopathy, in Aphorism 2 in his Organon of Medicine. Hahnemann says:
“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles.”