The Ideal of Cure

The aim of medicine must be to cure all curable conditions.

What is cure? Hahnemann said,

“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle, and permanent restoration of the health or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way, on easily comprehensive principles”.

 We gather the following:

o   Cure is restoration of health and not merely removal of symptoms of parts affected.

o   Cure is permanent, it is not temporary effect.

o   Cure is gentle, without side effects.

o   Cure should be based on definite and understandable principles or laws.

Contrast Modern medicine and Homoeopathy on this basis and there will be no doubt that Homoeopathy is far ahead of time


The Homoeopath has the right to use all truly beneficial methods in the preservation of health and treatment of sickness. Homoeopathy believes that the most important requirements for maintaining good health are right thinking and right living. In doing so we only reaffirm the wisdom of the ancients well represented in this shloka (verse):