Here is a discussion to share, taken from a book written by DR RAMANLAL P. PATEL. It is not for any criticism or debate, it is just for discussion & to share best things because I believe this is not for Homoeopathy only, it is a part of medical science though written in the books of medical science related to Homoeopathy. We should concentrate on this part generally, if possible, because THE SUFFERING OF PATIENT IS IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY SYSTEM.
1) PATHOGNOMONIC i.e. – symptoms of the disease
2) NON-PATHOGNOMONIC i.e. – symptoms of the patient
Symptoms of the disease help us to diagnose the disease. Symptoms of the patient help us to select proper Homoeopathic medicine.
Now what does it mean? Dr Patel added an example given by his friend LATE DR P SANKARAN.
PATHOGNOMONIC SYMPTOMS –
PULSE-RESPIRATION RATIO DISTURBED
NOTE: These symptoms help us to arrive at a diagnosis. Let’s say PNEUMONIA.
NON-PATHOGNOMONIC SYMPTOMS –
ORIGIN – AFTER GETTING WET
WORSE AFTER MIDNIGHT
TRIANGULAR RED TIP OF TONGUE
PAIN IN BODY INCREASE BY MOTION (at beginning) & DECREASE BY CONTINUED MOTION.
NOTE: These symptoms are not under the clinical picture of PNEUMONIA but represent the individual patient suffering from PNEUMONIA. IN THIS PART GOOD OBSERVATION NEEDED.
THERE MAY BE VARIOUS OTHER EXAMPLES BUT THIS IS A SIMPLE ONE TO RAISE THE TOPIC.
During treatment, except Homoeopathy, perhaps no other method record the individualistic symptoms of the patient. But practically this does not mean that people are dying but it is true that in many cases due to ignoring the symptoms of patient the recovery seems to be difficult & sometimes the case becomes incurable & finally transformed into a case of ADVANCED PATHOLOGY where any medicine can hardly do anything positive.
Approx 200 years back DR HAHNEMANN (Discoverer of Homoeopathy) tried to correct or add this chapter to medical science but his idea was discarded, which was very natural for a innovative thinker, the History is our evidence. BUT I AM THINKING WHAT THE WRONG WITH THIS IS, IT SEEMS TO BE VERY GOOD AND EVEN WITHIN THE JOURNEY OF HOMOEOPATHY IT IS GIVING MANY GOOD RESULTS. ONE BAD THING I OBSERVED THE SCIENTIST OF HOMOEOPATHY ADDED MANY CRITICISMS IN HIS WRITINGS, PERHAPS, DUE TO VARIOUS STRUGGLE AND NON ACCEPTANCE.
Moreover, it is true that there is no medical system except Homoeopathy where drugs are PROVED ON HEALTHY HUMAN BEING, only by this method, we can get the SYMPTOMS OF THE PATIENT. Because in ANIMAL PROVING THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.
At last I want to say that I feel pity for the animals, which always have to suffer & in return, somehow and somewhere perhaps we are also suffering.
SERVED FOR AWARENESS.