Homeopathy, homeopathy‚Ä¶ I am going to bet, I have already heard this word before‚Ä¶but where? At which occasion? Circumstances? And why do they involve lanthanides in it? How these two can be related to each other? Hmm, interesting‚Ä¶.let‚Äôs find out something more!
But before coming to the point, it would be a good option to remind or even better, to get to know, what the homeopathy is and how we get deal with it, right? So, here we go: Have you ever heard something like ‚Äúlike cures like‚ÄĚ (1)? No? Me either! But now I can tell you that is a general idea of the homeopathy. From a medical point of view, homeopathy is a philosophy (oh! this explains this term‚Ä¶) and practice, based on the assumption that a body can be healed by itself‚Ä¶ now I am looking around myself, wondering whether I possess some superpowers that I have not known about before, and trying to find a connection to any of the knowing superheroes (sorry, I was growing up in the times of blue, little guys who were used to live in the mashrooms, and some happy bears, living in the clouds and driving hovercraft or similar, so coming up with a precise relation is rather difficult here‚Ä¶). But then, I am reading further and what I am learning just pushes me down and disappoints, because in the end I see, I am not that special‚Ä¶maybe even better, fame is a big problem nowadays.
Homeopathy is a smooth, gentle, holistic way of healing. It is concentrated on a person as an individual, treating some specific physical and emotional symptoms. In order to stimulate a body‚Äôs own healing process, a remedy closest to individual symptoms are prescribed (2). The homeopathic treatment was invented by a German physician, Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1755-1843), who had become dissatisfied with the medicine of those times. Many, many years Hahnemann‚Äôs search in improving medicine was unsuccessful, until he took a small amount of cinchona bark, which contains quinine, the drug used to treat malaria, and developed the symptoms of malaria. From this observation he developed homeopathy‚Äôs first law, ‚Äúlet likes be cured by likes‚ÄĚ – drugs which cause specific symptoms can be used to cure diseases which cause the same symptoms (3). People have used homeopathy to maintain health and treat a wide range of long-term illnesses, such as allergies or depression, but also minor injuries.
How it is related to the use of lanthanides? Oh, you will be surprised‚Ä¶ Homeopathic remedies derived from the elements of the Periodic Table are needed when we feel something is lacking in the structure of our lives. Lanthanides and some of their compounds have recently entered into regular use in homeopathic medicine and many homeopathic practices. The introduction of lanthanides and their salts into clinical use was based on the inspired, or rather genius idea of deriving their homeopathic potential from the chemical properties of lanthanides as they appeared in the classical periodic system. They are chemically very similar and generally occur together, but they are never found in their pure form, so for a long time have remained hidden. With atomic numbers ranging from 57 to 71, the lanthanides lie beyond silver (47) and precede gold (79), and are usually printed at the bottom of the most common periodic tables. The full homeopathic significance of this position becomes evident after reading ‚ÄúThe secret of Lanthanides‚ÄĚ by Jan Scholten, where the explanation of the framework of elements surrounding the rare earths is discussed. The book describes the use of the Lanthanides and their salts in health and disease. It describes persons in a Lanthanide state and the cure with homeopathic potencies. In 79 case histories, the author shows how the therapeutic results in many contemporary illnesses that are very difficult to treat traditionally can be improved by these remedies: auto-immune disease, migraine, dyslexia, etc..
In general, the seven rows and eighteen columns or stages of the periodic table of the elements are described in great detail as to their fundamental, distinguishing characteristics with respect to specific mental, emotional, physical, and general symptoms and themes. According to Scholten the 4th, 5th and 6th horizontal rows (‚Äúseries‚ÄĚ) in the periodic table reflect problems related to personal life performance. The 4th row is known as the Copper series and is task-oriented. The 5th row is the Silver series and is related to possibility of speaking and writing, creative expression and new ideas. The 6th row is the Gold series, assigned to power, influence and responsibility. Lanthanides placed in 3rd column are associated with autonomy and self-actualization, which in combination with the 1st and 2nd column may result in confusion, irresolution and indecision (4). They may improve intuition and sensitivity to the most essential things in our lives, but also promote a sense of internal power to influence different live aspects and thus, help in taking up life-changing decisions without hesitation. In the end we feel more reflective, peaceful, calm and self-actualised.
Homeopaths who know Lanthanides, appreciate them for their strength and depth of therapeutic action, and for that of the often compared even with the feats of Hercules – Nemean Lion, Hydra Lerneyskaya (won it with his nephew Iolaya), wild boar Erimanfsky, Kirineyskaya deer, birds Stimfaliyskie (Samarium), Augean stables (victory by force of mind), the Cretan bull (the Minotaur), the horses of Diomedes, a belt Hippolyta (Hippolytus – the queen of the Amazons), the cows of Geryon, the apples of Hesperides (forced, as a Titanium Atlanta to keep on his shoulders the firmament), hell dog Cerberus, Rab omphalitis (award in a contest of archers was Iola – daughter of King Evrita, but victory in the race did not give Hercules her…). At the end of the story of Hercules soul is purified, becomes immortal, and he is on Mount Olympus, which is reconciled with Hera (5).
The Lanthanides will soon become just as irreplaceable for modern medicine as they have become in modern technology. A major theme of these elements is self-determination and the inner need for independence, which also reflects a major issue of the present time.
Find out more at:
(1)¬†¬† Homeopathy ‚Äď overview: http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/homeopathy-topic-overview
(2)¬†¬† Plant and Chemical Homeopathy https://homeopathynow.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/lanthanides-clinical-research-project/
(3)¬†¬† Homeopathy: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/reference/homeopathy/
(4)¬†¬† Lanthanides and self-actualization: http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/lanthanides-and-self-actualization/
(5)¬†¬† Rare Earth Elements ‚Äď Lanthanides: http://www.homeo.su/English/Homeopathy/Periodic_system/Homeopathy_Lanthanides.php