“In actual fact I was quite contented with conventional medicine…“ reveals the well-known British veterinary homeopath, Dr John Saxton, about his discovery of homeo-pathy. He was nevertheless convinced of the superiority of homeopathic remedies after witnessing their ability to heal chronic illness in a deep-seated and enduring way. It was this experience which led him to choose the path of homeopathy over 40 years ago.
The discovery of the miasms by Samuel Hahnemann laid the foundation for the understanding of chronic illness and how to heal it, says Saxton. He describes the historical development taken by Hahnemann with the itch, sycosis and syphilis – the main chronic illnesses that were rife at his time – through to the description of the three basic miasms.
Together with his comprehensive historical knowledge and his highly personal viewpoint on the miasms, this interview highlights Saxton‘s commitment to find straightforward and effective methods for use in day-to-day
homeopathic practice. Although there are now many models of the miasms, Saxton maintains that the three basic miasms cover all the ones “discovered” later on – to make things as clear and easy as possible in practice, Hahnemann‘ s “basics” are perfectly adequate.
The so-called “bowel nosodes” – a “British contribution” to homeopathy by the way – have also been a focus of his research for many years now. These remedies, unfortunately often labelled “unhomeopathic“, have been especially
convincing in the treatment of chronic illness, and have thereby proved to be valuable remedies of great use to homeopathy.
Interview during the Congress for Animal Homeopathy, April 19-21, 2013 in Badenweiler, Germany