Hi, I'm Alastair Hay of homeopathical and you can find me at homeopathical.com. I help people get well and I help people stay well using homeopathic medicines. Most of what I do is home visits in Kent, Surrey, London, Hampshire or on Skype, Facetime, that sort of thing.
Now I'd like to talk to you about the difference between looking at the action and the reaction of any medicine or interaction that has an effect on our physiological systems. When we look at conventional medicines they have to have an action on physiological systems. In order to become medicines they have to affect their physiological system to be shown to have something in it, to make a difference. That's also why things like homeopathy get poo-pooed shall we say, because you look inside the tablet, at least from a biochemical perspective and you find there's nothing in it. However, what you need to do, is rather than look at what's in the tablet, you look at the reaction.
When we test a homeopathic medicine on healthy people and it produces a response, we look at the response and what that does to those people, in the same way as you could go and see a counsellor and it can have a profound effect on your health and well-being. It would seem ridiculous to analyse the vibration in the air that's making a difference to someone… or someone's voice that's making a difference to someone.
I read books, not very often to be honest but I do read books and some of those have made a profound difference to my outlook, my well-being, on my life. That would also seem absurd to look in a book and analyse that from a biochemical perspective and see what action that can have on physiological systems when basically it's wood pulp and ink but nonetheless we can be recommended to read a book and we can respect and understand that that may or may not influence us or even change our lives.
It's the same thing with music. You can hear a particular sort of music, it makes you want to get up and dance maybe makes you want to turn the radio off… but to analyze your hard drive or a CD or a record from that physical perspective would also seem nonsense wouldn't it? So, I think it's more important to look at how someone or something responds. We can have a conversation with someone and it can inflame or incite. The same thing being said to a different person produces a different response… or even the same thing said to the same person at a different time can produce a different response. It was this individuality that we need to take into consideration as well. We don't always respond in the same way at the same time with even the same person.
Those are some of the reasons why I was drawn to being a homeopath. It takes into consideration susceptibility, individuality and you look at how someone responds to something. So that's what I understand the difference between looking at the action and reaction of something is.
…and if you see ill people today, think of Alastair Hay.