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 a man named Hahnemann was able to identify the toxicity of plants and minerals using a unique form of attenuation and to note 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 for proving results were noted and recorded. A unique “drug picture” was discovered, which 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 fatness of ammonium salts, the hysteria unique to Ignatia bean, the body stench notable with Pyrogenium, etc. These discoveries made clinical keynotes available, making the identification of suitable remedies for each ailment available. This drug picture made clinical practice easier and delivery faster with the sole aim of curing, a far cry from what is obtained in allopathic practice, which provides palliative 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 to 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 with the drug picture manifests 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 patient needs a 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”)
Weihe’s Points Method – Homeosiniatry has a solid scientific basis. The further development done by Soulié de Morant and de la Fuye in France was found to have a resemblance with Chinese acupuncture points. This method has proven to be of great use to homeopathic practitioners, giving precise accuracy when choosing the 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 as a result of pressure relief. His research located 197 points, linking these points with specific homeopathic remedies prescribed for the ailment. Using these points helps to confirm the proper medication to specify 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 an organ in the human body. The alarm point corresponding to a particular body organ becomes tender due to an ailment.
Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture is the integration of Homeopathy and Acupuncture. It involves injecting homeopathic medicaments into the acupuncture points of traditional Chinese medicine. This procedure consists of the use of 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 patients’ response 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 significant advantage of Homeosiniatry is that it is very safe to use. Although 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 effects 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 a new perspective to the homeopathic world by simplifying selecting a remedy for a particular ailment. Also, homeopaths 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 besides those he discovered. There are a total of 350 pressure points, and these points have 350 corresponding homeopathic remedies.
Another well-known work done to further Weihe’s Points research is that of Dr. Anton Jayasuriya. He began administering homeopathic remedies using a needle, which was the first of its kind, which he called the ‘dip and prick’ method. This method includes acupuncture needles dipped into a homeopathic liquid remedy and punctured into the point.
Jayasuriya incorporated this method from his previous experience treating 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 challenging to tell. There could be two different active points discovered during the examination, which could hint at a third remedy to be used. The difficulty in determining a false functional point is when patients respond positively to more than only one remedy.
These points can significantly help confirm a presumed diagnosis to prescribe the perfect remedy rather than doing guesswork. It also shows the urgency a case requires. Some homeopaths still do this practice in achieving excellent results because it hints at remedies that are not thought of from inception but become needed after closer observation.
How Homeosiniatry aka Pharmaco-acupuncture and Weihe’s Points Method Works
Weihe’s Points method, or Pharmaco-acupuncture, examines how specific sensitive points are on the surface of the human body. The homeopathic clinical picture found its source in 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 us 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 thunderstorms
– She experiences headaches on studying at school and gets relieved when she gets fresh air from the open space (walks in the park, keeps the window open, etc.)
In this case, the use of homeopathic Phosphorus makes us realize that the point of insertion of the Xiphoid located on the front median line of the sternum is 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, making a complete classical homeopathic picture of the patient.
Treatment using Weihe’s Points puncture technique – Homeosiniatry in Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic
Homeosiniatry and Pharmaco-acupuncture combine acupuncture and homeopathy, which is not so commonly practiced today. Most practitioners practice either, 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 acupuncture and homeopathy. The clinic is known for treating many patients with various disorders with remarkable improvement. Dr. Tsan has used his expertise in the last four decades to assist many patients. With more than 40 years of academic and clinical experience, Victor Tsan, MD, and Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic have earned a good reputation in the practice of Homeosiniatry and Pharmaco-acupuncture in Philadelphia and its vicinities.
Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic offers various care for youngsters, mature, and elderly patients. It primarily uses a homeopathic prescription to provide specialty care for children from infancy to adulthood. Other treatments, including supplements, nutritional therapies, and pharmaceutical drugs, if necessary, are also used.
Adults are not exempted from the best care offered by the Philadelphia Homeopathic clinic. Chronic or acute conditions are given thorough constitutional assessment followed by detailed follow-up. Adults are also provided nutritional testing and wellness counseling to maintain 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 correct destination for integrated Acupuncture and homeopathic care in the form of Homeosiniatry or Pharmaco-acupuncture. All these services are provided at a relatively affordable rate compared to what is obtained elsewhere.
To schedule an appointment for a homeopathic evaluation with Dr. Tsan, contact our clinic at (267) 403-3085 or use our secure online application.