‘Palliation’- Homeopathic and Allopathic

‘Palliation’ in medical context actually means ‘temporary relief’ or removal of some of the most disturbing symptoms in the patient using some drugs, without curing the underlying disease.

Allopathic palliative treatment involves the use of certain chemical drugs in molecular forms. They are used to reduce the sufferings, without any hope of cure by that prescription. In some situations, palliative approach is used to reduce sufferings until correct diagnosis and treatment protocol is finalized. Since chemical molecules can interact with biological molecules, allopathic palliation may produce harmful effects. In fact, allopathic palliation makes the case more complicated, and hence it is normally used as a temporary relief measure only in cases that are considered to be incurable.

Some homeopaths even use allopathic drugs under the label of ‘palliative prescription’. Some others use large quantities of mother tinctures even without any homeopathic indications. Even if you call it “homeopathic” drugs, removal of symptoms using molecular forms of drugs such as mother tinctures, low potency drugs or so-called biochemic salts are actually not at all different from allopathic palliation. Such palliation using mother tinctures and low potency drugs may also harm the patient, or hinder the curative process similar to allopathic palliation, since those drugs in molecular forms are no way different from allopathic drugs regarding their biological mechanism of action. Use of such drugs also may produce harmful effects or make the case more complicated, since the chemical molecules contained in them can produce molecular inhibitions in unexpected biological targets.

To be really “homeopathic” in its real sense, palliation should be produced by applying drugs potentized above 12c, which contain only molecular imprints.

Since molecular imprints cannot interact with biological molecules, and can interact only with pathogenic molecules, homeopathic palliation cannot produce any harmful effects. Potentized drugs act only if there are some molecular inhibitions that could be removed by the molecular imprints contained in the particular potentized drug. Symptoms could be removed using potentized drugs only if the underlying molecular errors are removed at least partially.

Each group of symptoms expressed by the patient points to a particular pathological error in a particular biological pathway caused by inhibition of a particular biomolecule by binding of a particular pathogenic molecule. We can remove symptoms only if the drug we apply contains appropriate molecular imprints that can remove at least some of the molecular errors in the patient.

Homeopathic palliation using potentized drugs never hinders the cure. In its exact meaning, it is actually not palliation, but partial cure. We can convert this partial cure into complete cure by supplying the additional molecular imprints that were missing in the earlier prescription, by new drugs given as complementary prescriptions.

Lesson for homeopaths: If you want to offer palliation to a patient, try to produce it it by administering potentized drugs only. They should be similimum selected on the basis of most disturbing groups of symptoms expressed by the patient. Even if such a partial similimum will not offer complete cure, it never hinders the chances of getting complete cure later through additional homeopathic prescriptions.

Never use mother tincture, allopathic drugs, or any drug in molecular form in the name of palliation. Such practice will complicate the case, and hinder the curative process.


Author: Chandran Nambiar K C

I started practicing homeopathy in 1970, when I was 20 years old and studying for final year of BSc (Zoology) course. My interest in homeopathy happened very accidentally, through a constant relationship with a local practitioner who happened to be father of my classmate. I was a regular visitor in his clinic, where from I started reading BOERICKE MATERIA MEDICA and other homeopathic books, which helped me to cure myself my troublesome asthma that have been haunting me since my childhood days. I became a voracious reader of homeopathy. I was also deeply involved in studying marxism and dialectical materialism during my college days, which attracted me to political activities. MARXISM and HOMEOPATHY became two essential parts of my intellectual and practical life, which still continues so. Even though I joined DHMS course in a karnataka homeopathic college, I could not continue it due to my intense involvement in revolutionary political activities that resulted in jail life and a lot of criminal cases. Once that phase was over, I took a diploma in veterinary science and became a livestock inspector in animal husbandry department under govt of kerala. I have been continuing my study and practice of homeopathy all through these years. Since CCH act came into force only in 1976, and it contained provisions allowing existing practitioners to continue, my homeopathic practice went smoothly in parallel with my government job. In 1987, co-operating with some local homeopaths and social activists, I started Kannur District Homeopathic Hospital Sociey, which established a chain of hospitals and homeopathic clinics in different parts of Kannur district. After a few years I had to leave the society for some political reasons, and I established a 100 bedded well equipped homeopathic hospital in Taliparamba, employing a number of prominent homeopaths. That was ended up as a financial disaster for me due to many reasons, including my lack of skills as a money manager, and I was compelled to close down my dream project with in a short period. I lost huge money I invested, lost my reputation, and it pulled me into a debt trap. I learned a lot of valuabl lessons from this failure- about life, human psychology, relationships, and above all, about myself. I realized failure is the greatest teacher, if you are prepared learn from it. I learned how will power and determination to win will help us come back into life as a phoenix from our own ashes. I learned, one does not fail unless he stops fighting and accepts failure. My failure and the hardships that followed has moulded my personality in such a way that I can now withstand any disaster and fight back. I tell you, you will not know what life really is, unless you miserably fail at least once in your life. By this time, I left my government job also, and settled as a full time homeopathic practitioner. By this practice, I could repair my earlier financial losses, and establish well in life. It was during this period that I felt the need of developing a simple and user-friendly homeopathic software, that resulted in the evolution of SIMILIMUM, which was later upgraded into SIMILIMUM ULTRA. Similimum Ultra was well accepted by the profession, and it collected good revenues which continues even today. I stopped my practice a few years back , and concentrated in the study and research activities to evolve scientifically viable explanations to the so-called riddles of homeopathy. This unrelenting study resulted in MIT or Molecular Imprints Therapeutics, which provides a scientific and rational explanation for homeopathy. I started a homeopathic discussion group on facebook called HOMEOPATHY FOR TOTAL CURE, which has more than 35000 homeopaths as members. By this work on facebook, I could establish close relationship with many homeopaths around the world. It goes on. I could successfully convert facebook as my office and work place, from where I propagate my MIT ideas, co-ordinate my works for homeopathic community, and sell my Similimum Ultra Software. My years of hardwork in search of HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS ultimately resulted in the publication of a book titled REDEFINING HOMEOPATHY (3000 pages, 3 volumes, hard bound, Rs 6000), in which I have compiled my articles regarding my scientific explanations of basic principles of homeopathy. These ideas are called MIT or MOLECULAR IMPRINTS THERAPEUTICS. MIT is now included in the syllabus of MD (HOM) course of prestigious DY PATIL DEEMED UNIVERSITY, PUNE, INDIA. Research department of SARADA KRISHNA HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE, Kulashekharam, Tamilnadu, India, the only NAC accredited homeopathy college in India, has recently taken up certain reserch projects for proving the scientific explanations proposed by MIT. Based on MIT perspective of homeopathy, I had developed an MIT PROTOCOL for scientific homeopathy, and initiated a project for establishing a chain of MIT NETWORK CLINICS all over India, where MIT PROTOCOL will be practiced. More over, I have developed a whole range of 351 MIT FORMULATIONS, which are disease-specific combinations of post-avogadro diluted homeopathy drugs. NOW I AM IN 71st YEAR OF MY LIFE, AND STILL LOOKING FOR NEW HORRIZONS!

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