Every physician must know the exact meaning of the terms “CURE” and “RECOVERY”. Only then he will be able to understand the difference between cure and recovery in homoeopathy.
These terms are not synonyms.
In our previous post, the concept of cure in homoeopathy we came to a conclusion that Ideal cure should have the following characteristics.
- The disease should be annihilated totally.
- The morbific agent which caused the disease should be removed permanently.
- Previous healthy state should be restored completely.
The beneficial or successful medical treatment is one which brings upon either cure or recovery.
Dr. Stuart M. Close in his book THE GENIUS OF HOMOEOPATHY explains that,
Failure to discriminate between cure and recovery causes confusion and may lead to harmful practices.
The word meaning of recovery is “Return to the previous healthy state of mind and bodily strength”.
DEFINITION OF RECOVERY
Partial or complete removal of the disease symptoms by any possible way without following absolute or confirmed principles.
Recovery may occur in different patients in different ways.
It does not follow any definite order.
Recovery is supported by,
- Using sound principles of mental and physical hygiene.
- Sensible and careful mechanical or surgical treatment when necessary.
- Prevention of unnecessary use of drugs.
- Refined sanitation.
Recovery may take place without cure. That means with existence of internal disease.
After recovery of disease, original disease may return.
Recovery is possible without cure.