Knowledge of Posology Signifies to Find out Similimum in Bronchial Asthma.

Author: Dr. Sandip S. Narwadkar, Dr. Manjusha A Joshi & Dr. Sunil N. Pawar

Dr Bharat N Yeole Dr S H Chavan

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Dr.  Sandeep S. Narwadkar

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic Medical College, Parbhani


Dr. Hahnemann’s concept of Posology is described in different editions of Organon of Medicine. The treatment of the dynamic illness needs the exact dynamic strength which we called posology and that is responsible for cure all the cases that are treated in out patients department of P.D. Jain Homoeopathic Medical College, Parbhani. At first visit and every follow up disease condition is noted. Diet and regimen of patient are maintained properly.

Keywords:-Posology, Dose, Repetition, Water Potency


Asthma originates from Greek word ‘ Asthmatics’ which is nothing but panting or breathless. Asthma is chronic inflammatory disorder  characterized by reversible airflow obstruction resulting in Dyspnoea, cough, wheeze and chest tightness.

In Asthma narrowing of Respiratory pipes with swelling and production of excess mucus resulting in Dyspnoea, coughing, wheezing.

Bronchial Asthma has wide range of aetiological factors like pollens, mite, dust, chemical irritants along with some mental factors.

Hahnemann’s experimented with different potency system, he switched from centesimal scale to new potency called fifty millesimal potency or water potency.

This water potency  scale has played very important role in the treatment of various diseases but key study shows the efficacy of thus scale as it handles aggravation as well as selection of potency and the repelition of doses.

Dr. Hahnemann defines 2 types of actions of remedy.

  1. Where Amelioration is seen for a short period given single dose to act without repelition.
  2. Secondly if medicine action is slow and it takes long duration if medicine is correct it is due to sensitivity of patients and disease nature which requires more medicinal stimulation. So at this time dose should be repeated to hasten cure.

Dr. Hahnemann describes in Aph. 246 that L.M. Potency may be given daily when necessary. Especially in ‘ Protracted diseases’.

However lastly aimed to show that knowledge of posology helps to cure Bronchial Asthma.

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