The science and art of homeopathy embody what many people envision as a 21st century medicine. Homeopathy is a medical approach that respects the wisdom of the body. It is an approach that utilizes medicines that stimulate the body’s own immune and defense system to initiate the healing process. It is an approach that individualizes medicines according to the totality of the person’s physical, emotional, and mental symptoms. 

Symptoms as Defenses

Too often physicians and patients alike assume that a person’s symptoms are the disease and that simply treating these symptoms is the best way to cure. Such treatment is on a par with trying to unplug a car’s emergency oil light because it is flashing. Although unplugging the bulb is effective in stopping that irritating flashing light, it does nothing to change the reason it is giving its warning.

The word “symptom” comes from a Greek root and refers to “something that falls together with something else.” Symptoms then are a sign or signal of something else, and treating them doesn’t necessarily change that “something else.” Rather than viewing symptoms simply as signs of the body’s breakdown, we as Homeopaths see symptoms as defenses of the body that attempt to protect and heal itself.

These defenses when studied further emerge as patterns. These patterns can be positive or negative. When it comes to healing, we are talking about the negative patterns which drain our life force.

Examples of Common Patterns

Here is some common recurring, negative behaviors people deal with in their lives on a day-to-day basis. If any of the incidents below have happened to you at least five times, then it’s likely to be a pattern attributable to you:

• Being late for appointments

  • • Not meeting deadlines
  • • Being absent-minded
  • • Getting together with the “wrong” guy/girl, resulting in destructive relationships
  • • Sleeping late; not being able to wake up early
  • • Emotional eating
  • • Not exercising even though you planned to
  • • Getting into arguments or losing your temper
  • • Giving up halfway through whatever you’re doing
  • • Staying back late at work; getting burnt out


How to Break Out of Patterns

Some people’s response to these recurring behaviors is to exert external force to prevent the occurrence (i.e., through discipline). For example, if they are not exercising according to their regime, they will just whip themselves to stick to their exercise plan. If they are not sticking to their diet, they will discipline themselves to eat properly.

This usually works… for a short period of time.

The issue with this method is it requires continuous expenditure of your energy to keep up the results. As soon as the external force is removed, you start to revert to your natural habit pattern. In addition, by investing external energy to address a particular area, you are left with less energy to deal with other things in your life.

The reason why that happens is because patterns occur as a result of the internal, fundamental frameworks you live by. These frameworks refer to the inner beliefs and values you hold. To get rid of these repetitive behaviors, you need to look inward, examine what triggers them, uncover the underlying causes and resolve them at the root level. The good thing is that since patterns are a result of our beliefs, we can get out of them by changing our beliefs.


The Sensation Approach is based on the premise that deep inside each individual, is a specific and distinct energy that shapes who we are – our likes and dislikes, the way we think, act and feel, our dreams, our nightmares, our fantasies and finally our illnesses. A distinct “pattern emerges “when we study these seemingly separate aspects of our deeper selves.

‘The other song’ defines our state of being. It determines our perception and response to the world and forms an essential part of our individuality. ‘the other song’ manifests as a core inner sensation which is specific to each individual. It matches an element from one of the three kingdoms in nature – plant, animal or mineral. Our personalities, life patterns, underlying factors behind stress, physical problems and symptoms are all expressions of this core inner sensation.

So Healing means to be able to break the patterns which drain our vital force and establishing a Autocratic harmonious flow (A healthy pattern) which assists our being into our higher purpose of Existence ! 

“There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace.” ~ Frank Herbert, Dune