To be scientific physicians, homeopaths should perceive and approach diseases as BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES- as ERRORS in molecular level ‘material’ biochemical processes. Not as ‘derangement’ in some ‘mysterious’, ‘non-material’, ‘spirit-like’ or ‘dynamic’ VITAL FORCE.
Errors in biochemical processes in the organism may mainly be of THREE different types: from GENETIC errors, from DEFICIENCIES and from INHIBITIONS
Diseases from faulty GENETIC substance inherited from previous generations, or caused by mutations belong to first category. Faulty genetic substances lead to synthesis of faulty proteins, or total absence of certain PROTEINS essential for normal life processes. Homeopathy cannot rectify ERRORS in genetic substance.
DEFICIENCIES may be NUTRITIONAL or METABOLIC. Nutritional deficiencies are primary deficiencies in the supply of essential molecules, where as metabolic deficiencies are secondary deficiencies arising from faulty synthesis of biological molecules, especially faulty genetic expressions. Deficiency of essential precursor molecules, co-factors, amino acids etc result in errors in essential biochemical processes, which lead to state of pathology.
INHIBITIONS of biological molecules, especially PROTEIN molecules, such as enzymes, receptors, transport molecules, immune bodies, structural molecules etc constitute a major class of DISEASES amenable to medical intervention. Inhibitions of PROTEINS happen when their native three-dimensional conformations are changed by BINDING of exogenous or endogenous molecules on them, there by making them incapable of interacting with their natural ligands. Homeopathy is especially suitable to deal with DISEASES arising from this class of molecular errors.
Inhibitions of proteins also happen due to drastic changes in the physical parameters of micro-environment, such as temperature, pH levels, influences of ionizing radiations etc.
Many homeopaths believe that since ‘psychosomatic diseases’ originate from MIND, they are outside the realm of biochemistry. According to them, mind is something ‘immaterial’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘spirit-like’, and hence mental phenomena cannot be explained in terms of SCIENTIFIC knowledge. ‘Mind is beyond science’- they say. And they talk about MIND as part of immaterial VITAL FORCE.
The phenomena we call MIND never exist in the absence of a MATERIAL BODY, and a highly complex central nervous system being part of that body. MIND does not exist free from the complex biochemical molecular level interactions in the central nervous system, which actually represents the highest stage of MATERIAL EVOLUTION on earth. MIND can be influenced by material substances such as drugs, which can modify the biochemical processes in brain. Any mental activity is related with production, transportation and interactions of some CHEMICAL molecules in the body, that can influence the whole physiological processes in the organism. SENSATIONS, EMOTIONS, COGNITION, MEDITATION, LEARNING, MEMORY, THOUGHTS, CONSCIOUSNESS, MOODS, FEELINGS, DREAMS- every phenomena we associate with MIND happen through BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES in our nervous system. Some specific chemical molecules are produced as part of those processes.
CHEMICAL MOLECULES produced during mental activities have specific TARGETS and specific FUNCTIONS of their own. It is the actions of those molecules on their specific targets that produce the particular state of mind and its physiological processes.
When these chemical molecules being part of MENTAL ACTIVITIES are produced in excess, or they are not removed from the system in due course, they will circulate in the body, BIND to unexpected OFF-TARGET biological molecules, and lead to their INHIBITION. Such ‘off-target’ inhibitions caused by the neuro-chemicals circulating in the body are the CAUSATIVE FACTORS pf certain pathological conditions we call PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASES.
Obviously, there is nothing ‘immaterial’ or ‘dynamic’ in PSYCHOSOMATIC diseases. They are purely MATERIAL, that could be treated by MATERIAL drugs. PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASES belongs to a class of pathological conditions caused by INHIBITIONS of biological molecules by the ‘off-target’ actions of ENDOGENOUS molecules acting as pathogenic agents.