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.
A Review of the Literature
By Manfred Mueller, RSHom(NA), CCH
The tautopathic method in homeopathy is one that I have seen great benefit from in my own practice. When used as a pretreatment, it can be very effective in removing obstacles that would otherwise keep well indicated remedies from working, or even prevent aggravations from occurring. I have seen this method render patients deemed “incurable” by other homeopaths be cured by pretreatment with tautopathic prescribing. In fact, in some cases, I have witnessed miraculous healings where no conventional homeopathic remedy was ever prescribed because the patient had been suffering from an iatrogenically induced disorder and the most similar remedy was in fact the tautopathic one.
I and others have, in the modern homeopathic era, spoken out in favor of using this method as another tool in the homeopathic toolbox. However, I have noticed that within our own community there is a vast difference in opinion on the subject bordering almost on a rift. During my earliest ponderings on the possible use of the tautopathic method in the mid-eighties, I searched as much of the literature as I had access to. However, given my current observations on the reactions to this method, I felt it was warranted to do a more thorough review and documentation of this topic for presentation to the homeopathic community at large. In fact, I have found that the controversy on this subject is nothing new. I hope you will find the results both useful and of interest. Read more
AS: In 1990 you developed Reverse Chronological Tautopathy (RCT). Can you define and describe that method briefly?
MM: RCT was developed in response to a growing need to remove the effects of drugs, vaccines, diagnostic and therapeutic X-ray/radiation and environmental and occupational exposures. I’d seen that children who’d been given multiple vaccines had lingering symptoms that were not part of their constitutional picture. This included a recollection of people’s childhood and upbringing as compared to how they are now. I saw something similar present in many chronic disorders, where the client had a history of conventional medical treatment. When you take a thorough case and recognize that the basic characteristics a person was born with dramatically changed after suppressive medication, it is logical that these syndromes must be removed for a real constitutional picture to emerge.
I always felt it was necessary, especially when it comes to chronic disease, to have a thorough history of the evolution of the disease. I saw that symptoms often developed after medications and/or medical treatments were used. I found that these symptoms were listed among the chronic effects of those medications and treatments! For example, one child who was given prednisone for a year had Cushing’s syndrome. I tried Prednisone 30c and within a few weeks, the Cushing’s syndrome was gone! In a mental patient who’d been treated with antipsychotic medication, antidoting the drug with “Stelazine” in potency rapidly cured his tardive dyskinesia.