Correlating the concepts of positive psychology and homoeopathy
Author(s): Munir Ahmed R and Annapoorna H
Abstract: Positive psychology, a branch of psychology, is the study of positive aspects of human being’s thoughts, feelings, behaviours, emphasising strengths instead of weakness, in order to improve good in life instead of trying to fix the bad. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine known for its holistic approach in treating a person with illness. The system considers a man as a whole and has a constitutional mind-body approach in the treatment of diseases. This system considers a person’s traits, attributes, temperaments and diathesis in the treatment of chronic diseases. An assessment of a person’s mind and body together is an important part of the history taking in homoeopathy. Samuel Hahnemann, the father of homoeopathy, has emphasised the importance of disposition and psychoanalysis in the aphorisms dealing with the mental diseases. Here, is an attempt to correlate the concepts of positive psychology and homoeopathy.