GENERAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question: Cana person's own intention prevent or facilitate the action of a remedy ?
George : That is good one. The answer in no. What they can do is not let you know what they are doing. The action will be there but they do not want to acknowledge and they will not let you know it. I have seen cases where we have treated with Lyc. She comes back next month and says such and such and so we wait with a placebo. She comes the third month with Nat-m. and says,"I am the same." She comes back and is Calc. and says, "I am worse, really worse". She is given Thuj., and she says still that she is worse. She will tell you. "In the beginning I was perfect". You say, "Perfect?" and she will say, "Yes". She will say, "The first remedy you gave me was the right one." You can go crazy. There was no clue because she went through the months always saying she was the same. So eventually we will have antidoted the case and she says, "Oh, now I am back again to where I was in the beginning".
What can I do in these cases ? If I see a slight hesitation, it might indicate that she may not tell the truth exactly. I said, "Yes, I understand that you are exactly read more [...]
ABOUT HEALTH AND DISEASE
George: I am not going to give you a lecture. I would like to communicate definite ideas to you concerning health, and I would like for you to discover homoeopathy together. Homoeopathy is a therapeutic system - one of the many systems which are outside of the orthodox ideas of medicine. What we are concerned with today is to find out what that system is. Unfortunately you cannot experience it on a purely theoretical basis.
Behind the theory of homoeopathy there is a logic which anybody can comprehend and I believe anybody can discover. So the first question that I would like to ask you is, "If you have a fever and a cough, you have a disease". Is that correct?
Response : You have symptoms.
George: Very good. I can't catch you. So something has gone wrong in the organism. Where? We don't know. What are the fever and the cough? What do they represent? Can anybody tell me?
Response : Stress on the vital force.
George : I want to make it more understandable. You see, they don't know what the vital force is. So we have fever in the body ...
Response : An Alarm ?
George : Why is there an alarm ?
Response : Imbalance.
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SOME FACTS ABOUT GEORGE VITHOULKAS'S EARLY LIFE
George : So I will get away from this a little, and give you some of the history of my life.
The highlights are that during the German occupation during the Second World War both my parents were killed. My father was killed when I was ten years old. One year ... no, two years later my mother was killed. That was 1942 and 1944. During that time, of course, we were going through great stress. We did not have anything to eat and we were starving, especially the populations in the big towns. The people in the country had some food they could prepare, but there was nothing that we could do in the towns. There was undernourishment. Due to that I believe later on I developed a disease on the vertebrae of the spine. Due to the griefs that I had been through also. My father made furniture of high quality. I remember in 1939, when I was 7 years old, he took me to the Palace of the Royal Family where he had made some furniture. He was very good and very much interested in what he was doing. During the school break - I started going to school at age 6 - I would go and help him during the summer. So I was quite attached to the work read more [...]
PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION: Experiences of Stan Mayerson
George: I want to make a small introduction. It is interesting for us, because in some cases we will have to deal with hospitalization of cases of mentally ill people during a crisis. It will be very interesting to hear of the experiences of Stan.
We saw that case and prescribed a remedy. Somebody said that "George was very sure of what he was prescribing" 'and yet 1 saw you talking with Stan and he was not so sure and he wanted to know what was going on. I want to make a point clear here. I was not sure at all what was going to be the outcome of such a case. We do not allow such experiments in Greece because of the Attorney General. In case something happens, the doctor who is in-charge of the case is going to run into trouble, whether he is a psychotherapist or not. If something happens to the patient or the patient dies, then he would run into big trouble because we had not hospitalized that individual. We are allowed two days at the most in such cases before they are taken to the hospital. And so my experience in such cases has been very limited.
Actually once or twice I found myself in a position read more [...]
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF BABIES
George : Today I want to give you some information concerning the treatment of little babies. When you come to the point of treating babies, you wonder what to look for, especially when you are treating over the telephone. (Laughter) There area few things that we can look at. We could first look at the mood of the baby - the psychological state - weeping, laughing and so on. We also look at the expression of the face. The second thing that we observe is the color of his face - red, pale, vesiculated, blue.
Question : Are you talking about acute situations ?
George : Acute or chronic, the first thing is to look at the gestures. The next ing is the wrinkles. I will give you examples l a t e r on, but first I want to give you some definite things to look for. These are hints. The next thing is the texture of the skin. And the next is the perspiration. Check the tongue. Look at the way in which he stands, sits, or lies down. Check color and odor of the urine. Check the color, odor and texture of the stool. Check his reactions to milk and food in general. And investigate the salivation. These are the main points you should have in mind during the read more [...]
George: If you are not able to see underneath to the next remedy, you cannot call it a disruption. A disruption is always when there is no improvement When you see a general improvement, you cannot call that a disruption. What is a cure? What is better? You call better something which is better. It may mean something like he was using 10 handkerchiefs, but now he is using one or two. So you would say that his catarrh was 80% better. Ina disruption they might say that the catarrh is the same.
Question: So when you clear a case, you will always see some improvement?
George: Yes. Sure. Improvement Definitely. You may see an aggravation in the beginning, but definitely an improvement later.
Question: How about so-called one-sided cases?
George: One-sided cases ? We have some cases like that. Haven't we had some already ? This is where we give a remedy with very little improvement, but the next remedy is very clear.
Question: There is improvement in a one-sided case ?
George: There is some kind of improvement, yes.
Question: You said something about the remedy bringing them to a certain state of health that then gives them the freedom to read more [...]
George: Yes. You are asking how long we take with a homoeopathic treatment to wipe out a predisposition? There is no such thing. If the predisposition can be wiped out, perhaps immediately. But always there is a possibility that it will come back. This question involves a lot of thinking to see when a predisposition can be wiped out. WHEN WE HAVE A CASE WHERE THE PERSON IS SAY Nat-c. CONSTITUTIONALLY, SO HE COMES ONE YEAR AGO AND TAKES Nat-c. AND GOES AWAY. THEN THERE IS A RELAPSE AFTER TWO YEARS. AGAIN Nat-c. IS GIVEN. THEN AFTER FIVE YEARS AGAIN Nat-c. IS HELPING HIM. THAT IS HIS MAIN REMEDY AND Nat-c. IS SUPPOSED TO WIPE OUT THE PREDISPOSITION TO WHATEVER HE HAS IMMEDIATELY. THERE ARE OTHER PERSONS WHO NEED TWO OR THREE REMEDIES BEFORE THEY COME INTO A BALANCE. THEN WE SAY AFTER THE THREE REMEDIES THAT THE PREDISPOSITION HAS BEEN WIPED OUT.
SO THE ONE PERSON WITH THE Nat-c., THE PERSON WHO IS A CLEAR CUT CASE AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY IS CLEAR, HIS PREDISPOSITION WE CAN SAY IS WIPED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER GIVING THE REMEDY. ANOTHER ONE WILL NEED THREE REMEDIES BEFORE THE PREDISPOSITION IS TAKEN AWAY - OR ONE LAYER WE CALL IT. THERE IS NO SUCH THING read more [...]
George: I think somebody asked yesterday why did I prescribe Staph. The reasons why I prescribed Staph. in that case ... you see, from the impressions that the interview gave, would you say that this man was preoccupied with sex quite a lot?
George: Therefore, he has a heavy (strong) desire but there is no capacity. What was interesting is that feeling of the brain not taking part in the sexual act. The feeling was mostly on his occiput. It was one year before l decided to give a second remedy. The reason I waited was because we did not have a complete picture again. The picture would not be developed. What I found out was that he had desire, but no erections, but at the same time there was something which was not moving behind the brain. Can anybody remember from Staph. "a feeling in the occiput' how it is described? There was a solid feeling in the brain, and it was not "moving". This was behind - inside. Staph. gives a sense of weakness in thinking, in performing, in his feelings, weakness generally. It is a feeling that "something is holding the brain" and it is on the occiput. Staph. is one of the main remedies for impotency. What are read more [...]
Question: There is a very interesting case which I wonder if we could bring up about melanoma.
Answer: This was a patient who was basically treated for a petit mal epilepsy. [gave her Nat-m. and the petit mat epilepsy went away. I didn't see her again for about five months. She came back in and said that a friend of hers had seen a mole on her skin. She went to a dermatologist and had it taken off; a biopsy revealed a melanoma. The mole had been there for a long period of time. Then they did a very wide excision of this melanoma. The petit mal epilepsy came back. What would that mean as far as direction?
George. This is what usually happens. She would be feeling better if she was taking milk. That is an interesting question to ask. In those cases, that get better with milk, they have a great desire for milk. When the gravity of the disease goes to the physical body completely and that is not allowed to the skin - it is suppressed. The melanoma is not a cancer. It is a malignant ulcer which if it is operated upon might cause a metastasis, usually to the brain.
Question: The fact that she got her petit mal epilepsy back is a good sign for her then?
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