SIMILIMUM is the most essential and fundamental concept that characterize homeopathy as a therapeutic method. It originates from the word SIMILAR. Actually, the HOMEOPATHY means SIMILAR “pathos” or “suffering”- similar “disease”. SIMILIMUM means a drug substance that can produce a “suffering” or “disease” in human body that is SIMILAR to the disease we want to treat.
Homeopathy is basically a method of curing diseases using drug substances that can produce “suffering” in human body that are similar to the “suffering” experienced in that disease condition.
What does it mean if a substance is capable of producing “suffering” in a human body that are similar to the “suffering” in a disease condition?
It means, the drug substance is capable of producing some pathological molecular inhibitions in human body that are SIMILAR to the molecular inhibitions that caused the original disease condition.
To be capable of producing SIMILAR molecular inhibitions, the drug substance should contain some chemical molecules that can bind to the same biological targets which have been inhibited by the disease causing pathogenic molecules. In order to be capable of binding to the same biological targets, the drug molecules and pathogenic molecules should carry SIMILAR functional groups having SIMILAR molecular conformations.
It is well known in modern BIOCHEMISTRY that chemical molecules having similar functional groups will exhibit a peculiar kind of COMPETITIVE RELATIONSHIP in between them for binding to a perticular biological target molecule. This COMPETITIVE RELATIONSHIP between different chemical having SIMILARITY of functional group conformations plays a big role the molecular dynamics of disease and therapeutics in modern pharmacology.
It is very much obvious that within the historical limitations of scientific knowledge available to him, the great genius of Dr Samuel Hahnemann was observing this natural phenomenon of COMPETITIVE RELATIONSHIP between chemical molecules in binding to the target molecules and producing DISEASE as well as CURE.
Hahnemann utilized this observation as the basis of a new therapeutic method named HOMEOPATHY, with the therapeutic principle SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR.
Can ANYBODY with unbiased rational mind still say homeopathy is UNSCIENTIFIC?