‘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.