The world has accelerated since the simple horse-and-buggy days of Hahnemann’s time, and so our approach to homeopathic treatment must become just as advanced and dynamic. With technological, scientific, and medical progress, the diseases and disorders we suffer from have become more complicated and more aggressive.
Homeopathy: a “new” treatment for Multiple Sclerosis?
Keywords: The Mueller Method of homeopathy, multiple sclerosis, weakness, paralysis, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal, concussion, traumatic brain injury, alternative medicine, drug side-effects, neurological disorders, the cancer diathesis, homeopathic treatment for multiple sclerosis
Jerry was a tall man, age 46, intelligent, polite, trim, but barely able to walk, and looking visibly discouraged.
Jerry’s chief complaints were progressive weakness in his left leg, numbness in his left hand, and fatigue. His complaints began in 1993 while he worked as a scientist for a major pharmaceutical company. Extensive medical evaluations were done. The initial finding was “possible demyelinating disease.” As Jerry’s symptoms progressed, he noted marked difficulty with leg coordination and with balance while walking. In 1995, he was laid off due to “downsizing” when the company was taken over by another pharmaceutical drug giant. The layoff was very traumatic for him. A year later, he was diagnosed with Progressive-Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (PRMS), more commonly called Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). The diagnosis was made through brain MRI and enhanced spinal MRI.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. MS causes destruction of the coating or myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerve fibers (axons). This damage can disrupt the normal flow of messages or nerve impulses from the central nervous system, causing a reduction or loss of body function. Often, the nerve fibers are also destroyed. Here are some interesting facts about MS:
- It is diagnosed more than twice as often in women as in men
- MS seems to be concentrated in certain areas of the world. For example, higher rates of MS are found in those living farther from the equator.
- MS has been associated with certain viruses like mononucleosis (Epstein Barr), varicella zoster (herpes simplex virus 3) and Hepatitis A & B vaccines, although some claim research is lacking to prove this.
I was introduced to homeopathy in 2005 by attending a veterinary workshop. I was so taken by the instructor and the principles of homeopathic medicine that I decided to become an animal homeopath. Through my study and practice I became blatantly aware of my own poor health (anxiety, irrational fears, relationship issues, obesity, diabetes, hypertension – to name a few). Unfortunately, I spent about 9 years hip hopping between multiple homeopaths with no results; and I already knew that there was no hope with conventional medicine. My problems are extensive, after-all, my chronic disease has had 50+ years to grow and ripen. Basically, the only thing keeping me on this planet at the time was my dogs. I had planned to end it once my last dog had passed.
One day, mid 2014, I came upon an advertisement for The Homeopathic College introducing The Mueller Method. I read Mr. Mueller’s paper on The Cancer Diathesis and thought that “I could be the poster child for this article!” Ninety nine percent of the article pertained to me.
I was intrigued, and out of utter despair, gave Mr. Mueller a call. The Mueller Method is so vastly different as far as how most homeopaths practice. I was determined that Mr. Mueller would be my last homeopath.
Mr. Mueller published this article in The American Homeopath, Vol 16, 2010.
“The pre-cancer stage embraces all the countless manifestations of chronic disease such as diabetes, epilepsy, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, in its many forms, asthma, hay fever and numerous tubercular affections as well as the venereal diseases together with the numerous abnormal mental and emotional afflictions which harass the (human) race today.”
— Arthur H. Grimmer, Collected Works, p. 769.
A diathesis is constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition. It is recognizable by certain psycho-physical characteristics, by a group of diseases encountered in the ancestors and by a number of associated disorders. Historically, “diathesis” was described in homeopathic medicine in conjunction with, and as a sequel of, a natural (contagious) chronic disease or miasmic disease such as tuberculosis, that is, in the ancestors of the afflicted. The term has been used interchangeably with miasm, even though the “cancer miasm” does not necessarily denote a dyscrasia resulting from an infectious disease (although there is evidence that certain forms of cancer are of an infectious nature). Some classical homeopaths correctly spoke of the psoric, sycotic, syphilitic and tubercular diatheses, a term which I prefer; I am reserving the term “miasm” for infection, as it was originally used by Hahnemann.