Aphorism 63

§ 63

Every agent that acts upon the vitality, every medicine, deranges more or less the vital force, and causes a certain alteration in the health of the individual for a longer or a shorter period. This is termed primary action.

Although a product of the medicinal and vital powers conjointly, it is principally due to the former power.

To its action our vital force endeavors to oppose its own energy. This resistant action is a property, is indeed an automatic action of our life-preserving power, which goes by the name of secondary action or counteraction.

2 thoughts on “Aphorism 63”

  1. What comment?
    with aphorism explanations should also be given so that these can be easily and correctly understood…its an request pls mention explanation also…

  2. Every morbid agent or medicine when derrange the vital force dynamically. It causes alteration in health. This alteration in health due to every agent is called primary action.
    In the same time our vital force opposes those morbic agent to maintain the vital force in normal state as to maintain health .this is secondary action or counter action


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