HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACOLOGY was born in 2007, with the publication of the book "GENERAL HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACOLOGY" with the undersigned as its author. The appearance of this book also represents the birth of a new medical science, that of homeopathic medicine.
The concept of homeopathic pharmacology is the result of logical thinking, which should have appeared a long time ago. The delay could have a simple explanation. In the more than 200 years of homeopathy, homeopaths have completely broken away from allopathy and other possible beneficial influences, and in the last over 100 years, since the existence of Allopathic Pharmacology, pharmacologists have ignored the existence of homeopathy, when they did not despise -or or abolished it.
The undersigned, being a doctor and pharmacist, professor of pharmacology, laboratory researcher and clinician, dissatisfied with the performance of allopathic medicines, as Hahnemann once, I also studied homepathy and practiced it since 1981. So far I have given about 20,000 homeopathy consultations.
As I enriched my theoretical knowledge and gained practical experience, my confidence in homeopathy increased and I decided to make my natural contribution to its progress.
For those who still doubt the effectiveness of homeopathy, I must emphasize that in my practical work, I have always had good results, fulfilling the three conditions, shown by Jouanny et al. (1985), for a homeopathic treatment to be possible and effective:
1. the lesion to be treated is reversible;
2. the patient to be able to react;
3. to have a susceptible substance: to cause a healthy individual a "similar suffering" and to trigger a salutary reaction in the patient.
The emergence and construction of homeopathic pharmacology is the natural result of the analysis I did of homeopathy, from the positions of pharmacology.
I developed the concept of homeopathic pharmacology in the mentioned book. Naturally, we started with the general part that clearly demonstrates the closeness between the two branches of pharmacology.
Normally, the chapters on special pharmacology of devices and systems follow. It is a huge job, sorting, option, ordering the plethora of existing data in homeopathic publications, the difficulty resulting both from the large number of data with different weights, and from the frequent contradictions and lack of objective evidence. Obviously, a special role in the selection was played by personal experience. I found it useful to output a volume for each device or system. These volumes can later be presented in 1-2 larger volumes. We started with the pharmacology of the respiratory system, given that the frequency of respiratory diseases is very high, that many respiratory ailments can be treated with homeopathic medicines, often with superior or equal results with allopathic medicines or the two types can be used in combination, in severe cases, obviously increasing the effectiveness of therapy.
In achieving what I set out to do, I found myself in the situation of the authors of the first books of allopathic pharmacology, over 150 years ago, with the mention that my mission is incomparably harder, due to the enormous number of existing data, which must selected. The authors of that time had few books on Medical Matter at their disposal. These included "medicinal substances", mostly vegetable products, few minerals or animals. These books were the forerunners of modern Pharmacognosy. The description of the substances included botanical and geographical origin, harvesting, description of the drug and its examination, identification of active substances and summary data on therapeutic use, as there was no experimental knowledge of pharmacology and clinical data were rudimentary.
Given the enormous effort made to develop the book and its originality, I considered it useful to further present the "Principles for the development of homeopathic pharmacology."
The writing of the book "General Homeopathic Pharmacology" suggested to me the need for a comparative analysis of the evolution of the two sciences of medicine, Allopathic Pharmacology and Homeopathic Pharmacology. I did such an analysis in the form of an essay "Medicine in the 21st Century", which I published in the volume Memomed 2009. The conclusions of the essay are very clear. Taking into account the laws of nature, the existence of the two types of drugs, allopathic and homeopathic, is an objective phenomenon. They have complementary relationships and must be used equally in therapeutics. Allopathy is only half of the therapy. The therapy will be complete only by supplementing with homeopathic medicine. This can be achieved by introducing homeopathic pharmacology in the curriculum of all medical schools and prescribing the two categories of drugs by all doctors, in the outpatient department and in hospitals, depending on the situation of each patient. Until the official introduction of homeopathic pharmacology in the plans in education, medical students may request optional courses and may learn homeopathic pharmacology as self-taught. Doctors, especially general practitioners, can take introductory courses and train themselves.
Specifically, in the therapeutic assistance of respiratory diseases, taking into account the potential of the two categories of drugs, I consider it logical and correct to do so. Mild cases should be treated only with homeopathic medicines. Medium and severe cases should be treated primarily, but not exclusively with allopathic drugs, to which homeopathic and allopathic drugs, respectively, should be associated. They will certainly have favorable consequences for alleviating the intensity of suffering, reducing the duration of the disease and the period of convalescence, avoiding or reducing complications.
I am convinced that, being the first book of this kind, in the international medical literature, it can and must be improved in the future, by me or by other authors. A good book, of this kind, can only be the work of several joint efforts. I send, in advance, thanks to those who will be happy to send me their observations, good or bad, and suggestions for changes for future volumes.
Bucharest, August 2009
Prof. Dr. Dobrescu
Corresponding member. of the Romanian Academy
Full member of the Academy of Medical Sciences