Law of Minimum is another fascinating principle
of homeopathy. To know more about Law of Minimum, read on.
Homeopathy Law of Minimum
Homeopathy pays a lot of stress on holistic healing.
As a result, a patient is exhaustively examined and a detailed summary
of its disease and its symptoms. This is done to ensure that the patient
receives the accurate medicine, which heals him effectively, elevating
his health. However, this is not the only thing Homeopathy prescribes.
One of the other important aspects of the system involves the proper
amount of the remedy. As per the basic principles of Homeopathy,
patients are given medicine in minute doses.
The Law of Minimum Dose implies that the smallest quantities of dose
produces the least possible excitation of the vital force and yet
sufficient to effect the necessary change in it. The minimum dose action
is thus, appropriate as a gentle remedial effect and has led to the
discovery of a more practical process called potentization. However,
this is not the only benefit of the law of minimum. Given below are some
of the major advantages of minimum dosage.
- The minimal dose ensures that no damage occurs to any vital organ
of body, thereby preventing any risk of drug affects or drug
- The law of minimum dose can be ascertained by the law of
Arndt-Shultz, which lays down that small dose stimulate, medium dose
paralyze and the large doses kills. It is thus considered that the
action of one substance is not the same, when taken in small and
large quantity on living matters.
- To avoid unwanted aggravation of any kind.
- When taken in minimum quantity, the dynamic action of a drug
produces uncommon, peculiar, strange, rare and other distinguished
- The finest quality of action of a remedy used for cure purposes
can be well determined in minimal doses.
- To maintain the similarity of the sequence of the drug and the
disease, minimal dose is necessary
- According to Fincke, the law of quantity states, "The
quality of the action of Homoeopathic remedy is determined by its
quantity in inver ratio."
- Law of least action formulated by the French mathematician
Maupertius also fortifies the fact, stating, "The quantity of
action necessary to affect any changes in nature is the least
possible. The decisive amount is always a minimum, an infinitesimal".