We can credit Dr. Constantine Herring for establishing this law.

He quotes:

This law is the basis of all healing – every cure starts from within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed. ‘We don’t catch diseases; we create them by breaking down the natural defences according to the way we eat, drink, think and live.’ This can be called ‘susceptibility’.

This way of thinking is very different to the one of conventional medicine (medicine as we know it today). Illness is something that is looked at as something that has ‘invaded’ us and needs to be rid of (or cut out).

In homeopathy, we want to work with that disease, find where it originates and how can we prevent that from happening again.

For example cancer – one of the most prevalent diseases of our time. A tumour – is looked at holistically as an expression of the disease, and the aim would be to allow it to let it finish its course. Whereas in conventional medicine, the aim would be to cut it out.

But what about the tendency to tumour creation within the body – often, when the tumour is removed it comes back, in a different place, which means that the root of the cause has not been treated and the issue has only been palliated.

1.We heal from within out.

This means we must allow the body to cleanse. In order for the body to eliminate toxins it must be allowed to do so by not suppressing any kind of discharge. Most over the counter medications do suppress discharges and this may cause the toxins to go deeper into the body and cause other weaknesses at a later date.

In conventional medicine, discharges are seen as something that the body needs to be rid of. Homeopathy encourages discharges, as much as they may not be pleasant for the patient; they are a good sign that the body is eliminating toxins out, rather than being suppressed inwards (by medication).

Healing from the head down means, that before we can even begin to heal, we must believe that we can heal. We must not doubt the body’s ability to heal itself.

2. We heal from the top to the bottom – from above (head) to below (feet).

The body moves the disease from the head and trunk to the extremities (arms and legs). This is especially true of skin conditions as well as muscle/joint pains.

For example, during a homeopathic treatment of eczema where the torso and back may be affected, after a prescription of the most ‘similar’ remedy to the symptoms experienced, the person will notice the movement of the eczema from torso and back further down to the arms and hands. This is a sign of healing in the right direction.

3. We heal in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed.

When you are healing and moving toward cure, sometimes the patient can experience ‘return of an old symptom’. This means that the body will ‘recreate’ that symptom that used to appear in past, in order to deal with it and heal it properly.

For example, let’s say the last illness you had was a sinus infection and a suppressive medication was used to stop any sneezing, coughing, dripping nose or sinus drainage. In order for the body to heal itself it must eliminate these toxins and mucous that was suppressed at this time. The body may stimulate the immune system to create a fever to burn out the toxins, or the toxins may be eliminated through the lungs or bronchioles causing a large amount of phlegm to exit these areas, or it may eliminate through skin causing breakouts.

Homeopathy is a fabulous medical system that uses nature as the healing agent – in form of plant, mineral or animal.

It has no side effects – only affects – and always works toward the betterment of the individuals condition.

It is not a quick fix, it is a process – a journey that involves so much more than just giving ‘a pill’ to feel better. It takes the whole being of a person into account so the healing can happen on a much deeper level (as opposed to treating the presenting symptom only).

Feel free to get in touch to discuss how homeopathy can help you!

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