Weihe’s points – Fundament of Homeosiniatry aka Pharmaco-acupuncture
The word homeopathy was first coined from the Greek words ‘’homoios’’ and ‘’pathos’’ which means similar and suffering respectively. Research by the man named Hahnemann, he was able to identify toxicity of plants and minerals using a form of attenuation that is unique and noting the effects on healthy subjects. In turn, a patient suffering from a similar ‘’drug picture’’ is given this attenuation to determine if it can alleviate and cure an ailment.
Toxicology was studied over time and remedies of proving result were noted and recorded. A unique “drug picture” was discovered, and this is made of the grouping of symptoms which gives a form of a mental snapshot, a gestalt for a particular substance. This gave birth to discoveries such as the untidiness familiar with Sulphur patients, the corpulence of ammonium salts, the hysteria unique to Ignatia bean, body stench notable with Pyrogenium etc. These discoveries made clinical keynotes available making identification of remedies that suitable each ailment available. This drug picture made clinical practice easier and delivery faster with the sole aim to cure, a far cry from what is obtained in allopathic practice which provides palliative with drugs such as calomel, opium, Fowler’s solution etc
Weihe’s Points Discovery and development of Homeosiniatry aka Pharmaco-acupuncture
Dr. August Weihe (1840-1896), a German homeopath was born from a famous doctor who was also a good botanist. Dr. Weihe later became one of the first students of Hahnemann. Weihe noted that the grouping of symptoms as done with the drug picture manifest in a unique topical tender point, a ganglion similar to the contraction of the muscular and subcutaneous tissues.
With this discovery, he further studied his thousands of patients to search for the location and know the identity of these tender points. He documented more than one hundred homeopathic remedies as a result of this research identifying their unique tender point. He eventually came up with around 270 points in the body that are painful when a particular patient is in need a certain homeopathic remedy. He also discovered the connection between these points and different medications. These points are called “Weihe points” (the German name is “Die Weiheschen Druckpunkte”)
The Weihe’s Points Method – Homeosiniatry has a solid scientific basis, and by the further development done by Soulié de Morant and de la Fuye in France, it was found to have resemblance with Chinese acupuncture points. This method has proven to be of great use to homeopathic practitioners, giving precise accuracy when choosing the homeopathic remedy.
Homeosiniatry treatment technique aka Pharmaco-acupuncture based on Weihe’s Points
Weihe through his research discovered that when the homeopathic remedy was used in curing certain diseases, a particular point in the body became tender a result of pressure relieves. His research work located 197 points, linking these points with specific homeopathic remedies which were prescribed for the specific ailment. The use of these points helps to confirm the right medication to prescribe without any mistake or doubt is called Homeosiniatry also known as homeopuncture or Pharmaco-acupuncture. These tender points coincide with Alarm points (As-Shi) described in Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM. Each alarm point represents the organ in the human body. The alarm point that corresponds to a particular organ of the body becomes tender as result of an ailment affecting it.
Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture is the integration of Homeopathy and Acupuncture. It involves injecting homeopathic medicaments in the acupuncture points of the traditional Chinese medicine. This procedure involves the use homeopathic medicines in the form of injectable ampoules administered by doctors. One of the advantages of Homeosiniatry that makes it efficient is that the medicaments are injected directly into the affected area or acupunctural point. This would method overcomes the oral barriers the response of the patients to Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture is faster than the use of acupuncture or homeopathy exclusively. Acupuncture gives the cure a complementary action by enhancing the healing. Another major advantage of Homeosiniatry is that it is very safe to use. Despite the fact that its remedies are powerful in action cooperating with the body’s defense, the accurate measure of strength is not too high to lead to undesirable side effects.
Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture is a blend of two methods in holistic medicine – homeopathy and acupuncture. It has shown profound results in people, and its results are almost quick. This is a better alternative for treating chronicle and acute diseases.
Further Works around Weihe’s Points and development of Homeopsiniatry and Pharmaco-acupuncture
Weihe’s Points discovery brought an apparent new perspective in the homeopathic world by simplifying the process of selecting a remedy for the certain ailment. Also, homeopath at that time that had dual training in acupuncture noted similarities in tender points discovered by Weihe and the known acupuncture points of the body as many of them were also mostly the same.
Some other liberal homeopaths continued to work on Dr. Weihe’s Points technique and found more points in the body in addition to those he discovered. There are a total of 350 pressure points, and these points have 350 corresponding homeopathic remedies.
Other prominent works were done to further Weihe’s Points research is that of Dr. Anton Jayasuriya. He began administering homeopathic remedies with the use of needle which was the first of its kind which he called the ‘dip and prick’ method. This method includes the use of acupuncture needles, dipped into a homeopathic liquid remedy and punctured into the point.
Jayasuriya incorporated this treatment method from his previous experience with the treatment of vitiligo using the homeopathic remedy called sepia. This practice was further developed to become what is clinically practiced today.
Further studies of the works of Weihe and Jayasuriya have led to the discovery of neurological workings of the body which include the combination of toxicology and neuropuncture due to their actions and effects. These discoveries include false active points in the body which can be a little difficult to tell. There could be two different active points discovered during the examination, and this could be a hint to a third remedy to be used. The difficulty in determining a false active point is when patients respond positively to more than only one remedy.
These points can be of great help in confirming a presumed diagnosis to prescribe the perfect remedy rather than doing a guesswork. It also shows the urgency a case requires. This practice is still done by some homeopath in achieving great result because it gives some hint to remedies which are not thought of from inception but becomes needed after closer observation.
How Homeosiniatry aka Pharmaco-acupuncture and Weihe’s Points Method Works
Weihe’s Points method or Pharmaco-acupuncture consists of examining how certain sensitive points on the surface of the human body. Homeopathic clinical picture found its source from Weihe’s discovery as it corresponds to an individual distribution point, sensitive to pressure. This can be employed as a confirmatory diagnostics in classical homeopathy.
Let use this example as a case study. A 13-year-old girl shows these three characteristic symptoms
– She cannot sleep on her left side
– She is afraid of thunderstorm
– She experiences headaches on studying at school and get relieved when she gets fresh air from the open space (walk in the park, keep window open, etc.)
The use of homeopathic Phosphorus, in this case, makes us realize that the point of insertion of Xiphoid located on the front median line of the sternum is so obvious to be more sensitive to pressure than the environment. This infers that the sensitivity of one or multiple points for a particular homeopathic remedy is an obvious physical sign of worth which makes a complete classical homeopathic picture of the patient.
Treatment using Weihe’s Points puncture technique – Homeosiniatry in Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic
Homeosiniatry and Pharmaco-acupuncture is a combination of acupuncture and homeopathy which is not so commonly practiced today. Most practitioners practice either of the two, and it is rare to see a blend of the two holistic medical practices.
Philadelphia Homeopathic clinic stands out in the practice of Pharmaco-acupuncture or Homeosiniatry. The Medical Director of Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Victor Tsan, MD is certified in the practice of both acupuncture and homeopathy. The clinic is known for treating many patients with various disorders with remarkable improvement. Dr. Tsan has been using his expertise in the last four decades to bring about succor to many patients. Coupled with his 40 years academic and clinical experience, Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic has earned a good reputation in the practice of Homeosiniatry and Pharmaco-acupuncture in Philadelphia and vicinities.
Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic offers various care for both youngsters, mature, and elderly patients. It provides specialty care for children right from infancy to adulthood age primarily using a homeopathic prescription. Other treatments are also used along with this, and these include supplements, nutritional therapies, and pharmaceutical drugs if necessary.
Adults are not exempted from the best care offered by Philadelphia Homeopathic clinic. Conditions that are either chronic or acute are given thorough constitutional assessment followed by detailed follow-up. Adults are also provided nutritional testing coupled with wellness counseling to keep them in optimal health. An annual health examination is also given to patients there.
This comprehensive range of services offered by Victor Tsan, MD – the Medical Director of the Philadelphia Homeopathic clinic makes it the right destination for an integrated Acupuncture and homeopathic care in the form of Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture. All these services provided at a relatively affordable rate compared to what is obtained elsewhere.