The Arnold Schultz Law expresses and highlights the differences between conventional and homeopathic approaches very succinctly -...large doses of a poisonous substance may prove lethal, smaller doses of the same poison can actually stimulate vital cellular activity..."
Consequently, it is not improbable that ultra-micro doses of homeopathic medicines should exert profound influence on the vital force of the patients.
Another important basic difference exists between conventional medical therapy and homeopathy. In conventional therapy, the aim often is to control the illness through regular use of medical substances, even if the medication is nothing more than vitamins. If the medication is withdrawn, however, the person returns to illness. There is no permanent cure, so to say. A person who takes a pill for high blood pressure everyday is not undergoing a cure but is only controlling the symptoms.Conventional medicine acts as is all symptoms were alike. It therefore offers a series of suppressive drugs, something to supress the symptoms and something to ease falling asleep.
Homeopathic medicines act on the immune system. When a disease invades the human body, it produces some symptoms. An ultradiluted homeopathic medicine prescribed as per symptoms and diagnosis produces in the human body a drug effect that actuvates the immune system. The activation by the medicine produces an immunity that makes it stronger than the disease, and the person is restored to health. It is due to this mechanism of action that these medicines produce hardly any side effectsand leave the body stronger than they find it. On the contrary, in conventional medicine, the medicines act directly on the disease.After pathological tests, when the infection is detected, a drug is administered, which can kill the infection. These drugs , in the process of killing infections, often kill normal body cells and produce numerous side effects , making the patient weaker. In many deficiency diseases, conventional medicine proposes to fulfil the deficiency by supplementing it throughout life. As an example, in hypothyroid cases, the deficiency of thyroxine is supplemented by the administration of ot orally throughout life. The homeopathic approach is different. In Homeopathy, we prescrive specific medicines which reactivatethe thyroid and when this occurs, we discontinue the medicines and the patient keeps well for the rest of his/her life. We have ample proof of such cases.