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Taking Charge of Your Health


Dear friends, hello from London. To remind you I’ve been in London quite some time and filmed some beautiful, according to my taste, scenery, like the ones behind me to send you with all my love to enjoy while watching me answering your questions, as plainly and comprehensibly as I can, based always on good reasoning and simple human logic. The idiosyncrasy is our subject again. We have already said several things on this subject but your questions keep revolving around it and you want to keep learning more and more. To start with a brief overview of what we have already said, idiosyncrasy is the total of the physical and psychointellectual characteristics of a person. Let’s not forget that each one of us is unique and unprecedented, and has a unique idiosyncrasy in the sense that he is expressed in a different and unique manner each time. A homeopathic medical doctor aims with his discussion with the patient to find out the idiosyncrasy in order to give the patient that homeopathic medicine, out of the 3,500 contained in the homeopathic material medica, which has the closest affinity, is similar to the patient’s idiosyncrasy, and this medicine will cure the patient. In homeopathy, as the word says, the homeopathic medical doctor seeks the similar (homeon) suffering (pathos), that is, the medicine which is idiosyncratically similar to the patient, similar to the idiosyncrasy expressed by our patient, and this is the one and only medicine that will cure the patient. Idiosyncratic the medicine, idiosyncratic the approach. However, a great obstacle lies here because, as I have often emphasized, due to various conditions we cannot express our real emotions. So a person often expresses something else is from his real self, that is, the self-image a person presents to the others far abstains from what that person really is. You may wonder why this happens? For many reasons. Many people think that if they express their emotional sensitivities will get into trouble, “I will reveal that I have sensitivities and this is something I want nobody to know”. There are people who must play a certain role due to social conformities, and let’s see a specific example today, that of a salesperson, or an insurance broker, a person who must win the trust of its clients in order to be able to promote certain products or services. This person comes to the homeopathic clinic and we see this persona: usually this person is dressed very fashionably, holds a posh expensive briefcase, as you see the compromise starts right from the beginning, a man who probably cannot afford or may not even want to buy a high-end briefcase has to buy it, because he must project outward a certain self-image congruous to what he wants to sell. So he wears an expensive, smart suit and carries an expensive, smart briefcase, but he must also have a suitable expression, the manners of a self-confident person, friendly and at ease, fluent communicator, because all these elements compose a self-image which when projected to the customers creates trust and certainty, and this facilitates the salesperson, or insurer, or banker to promote its products and services. This person now comes to the homeopathic clinic and of course acts in the same manner, projecting outwards the same self-image. Very often this persona has nothing in common with what a person really feels, senses and experiences, namely the person’s real idiosyncrasy. This is something that the homeopathic medical doctor must be able to see. So, to continue with our example, this person comes to the office, sits and the communication begins. The homeopathic medical doctor starts asking certain questions which this patient answers in a stereotypical manner because this is how he usually acts, this is how he has learned to survive in social encounters, this is how he has learned to meet their demands in order to sell his services and products. So the patient replies to every question of the homeopathic medical doctor with “normal, doctor”. Do you get easily upset, are you irritable? “Doc, normal like every person”. Do you have a sleep problem? “Hum nothing special, normal doctor like most people”. How about your sex life, do you have more sex drive? “Hum, as all people doctor, normal, nothing exceptional”. Do you have any fears? Are you afraid of something in specific? “Hum doc like everyone else I have some fears but nothing in specific, normal, normal” If we go through the entire case history we will see that to the 99% of the questions the homeopathic physician addresses to this person the answer is “normal, normal”. This is so because this person has learned to respond and to communicate is this pattern, so as not to convey his inner weaknesses, not project his inner world so as to create a sense of security, safety and great ease towards his clients. If the homeopathic medical doctor prescribes based on this projected self-image, which is the image of his patient’s MAN.I.N.A, I remind that this is my term presented to the international medical community 25 years ago and stands for Man’s Intellectual Normalities and Abnormalities, and means the outward projection of a self-image, of a persona which is not our idiosyncrasy, is not what are we genuinely are. Ιf the homeopathic physician cannot approach the idiosyncrasy and instead prescribes based on the MAN.I.N.A then is certain that the patient will have no essential improvement, will not see the therapeutic results which homeopathy can give and the patient anticipates. Now, let’s follow this person after he leaves the homeopathic clinic. He goes home. He takes off his expensive suit and hangs it neatly, because must be wrinkle-free for tomorrow, he must wear it again tomorrow, puts down his posh briefcase, wears his cheap comfy pyjamas, his home pants, puts himself a drink and gets out on the porch. It is a sweet summer evening, the moon starts rising on the horizon and he sits sipping his drink, suddenly we see this assertive, upright man lowering his head, some tears run down on his face and some sighs escape his chest, because he sums up his day and realizes that he may be alone, without friends, without a companion, or may have problems which he cannot share with anybody else. He is the contemporary man of our age who experiences this profound loneliness, however to the outside world projects the image of complete certainty, absolute self-confidence, and total ease. Which of the two self-images must the homeopathic physician evaluate in order to give the proper homeopathic medicine? The self-image which the patient projects to the outside world, namely its MAN.I.N.A or what the patient really is? A person sensitive and vulnerable who is obliged to play a role which is necessary in order to survive socially and professionally. Of course, the homeopathic medical doctor must perceive the idiosyncrasy and prescribe based on the real and genuine sensitivities of this person. If the homeopathic physician does not succeed to open a bridge of communication with this person, a bridge of friendship, a bridge of emotional rapport then he will never be able to understand how this person really feels, because this patient will never open up and tell him who he really is. My friends this way are lost numerous cases of patients who visit homeopathic doctors, because their homeopathic medicine is prescribed based on their MAN.I.N.A and not on their idiosyncrasy. Homeopathy is indeed an idiosyncratic medicine, however this loses its significance, its value is wasted when the homeopathic doctor cannot approach the idiosyncrasy and is confined to prescribe based on the superficial appearance, that is, the expression of the person’s MAN.I.N.A which is the self-image each one of us projects to the outside world. For this reason my friends be careful, the patient-physician relationship is one of need, but the patient – homeopathic physician relationship must be converted into a relationship of trust, a relationship of friendship, a relationship of communication which gives the ease to the patient to express himself and the opportunity to the physician to understand his real idiosyncrasy. We will say more on this subject another time. Your questions keep coming and I promise to send you from magnificent London more videos with answers to your questions. Until then, stay all well. Thank you for your attention and goodbye.

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