CONCEPT OF VITAL FORCE
Dr. Hahnemann observed that there is a dynamic, spirit like life energy present everywhere in the body which enlivens and preserves our body. He called it as the vital force.
When the vital force flows harmoniously in the body, maintaining a balance between mind and body, the state of living body is termedhealth.
When the vital force gets deranged and gives rise to abnormal sensations and functions in the body, the state of living body is termeddisease.
When the vital force ceases to function i.e. it leaves the material body, the state of body is termed death.
Vital force is said to be spirit like as it is not perceptible to our senses, hence it is immaterial. It puts life into the material body and helps it (body) to perform its functions. It is a self-powered energy which performs all the phenomenon of Health and Disease in the body.