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How we can help your clinic to grow with our online seminars.

The rationale for success in Homoeopathy.

After 10 years in homoeopathic practice, I realised (and accepted) that my ability to help the majority of patients using homoeopathy was impaired. In facing this truth, accompanied by clinic statistics, I looked for where the problem lay. My choices were:

  • I was not a good homoeopath.
  • Homoeopathy did not work.
  • My approach and understanding of the application of the therapy were wrong.

I stopped practice for a while and conducted intense research through the pages of Hahnemann, Kent, Boenninghausen, and a lot of other contemporary writers of the time.

What became obvious was that The Swedenborg school (Kent et al) did not practice according to Hahnemann’s directions. Given that the Swedenborg approach has taken over the teaching curriculums of Homoeopathic Institutions, (and was the approach I used,) it became imperative to ascertain the differences from Hahnemann and see if this was the problem.

Kent places emphasis on the spiritual and mental symptoms a patient expresses. My research has shown there is a general but accurate approach to case taking, which is not limited to any single aspect of a patient. I will briefly explain this here. We will teach the full methodology in our online seminars.

Now after 36 years in practice, I have 26 years of practice in the Hahnemannian tradition with an average of 72% first prescription accuracy, and 81% cure rate.

Firstly, the following is a breakdown of what a practitioner needs to know.

Visual signs

  • Find the limits of the importance of the signs,
  • the ability to deconstruct signs, to break them into important aspects.
  • the ability to reconstruct signs in a totality
  • The use of Repertory and the symptom codes as found in remedies.

Seeing a visual expression of the disease symptom in question, the evidence of the expression is right in front of us. We must remember that one symptom must be in harmony with and be related by the existence of other signs and symptoms to produce a coherent whole to individualise a remedy choice.

There are at least 10 examples of ‘relationships’  Here are three.

How do we find a ‘totality’? Its an evaluation of each symptom involving visual signs.

  • One is several signs appearing in a localised area, which when examined complete an indication for a complete sign as in location sensation and modality. It is the peculiarity of this complex sign that makes it worthy of homoeopathic attention.
  • Another is a relationship between symptoms appearing in different locations.
  • Relationship of visual signs and pathology.

Another 7 carefully researched pointers will be taught in our online practitioner course.

I asked myself how does one remedy express itself in different diseases?

Clinical observation presents us only indicators, signs that point to some remedies. Rubrics help to narrow the field of possible medicines, however, the truly effective and definitive method is the collective appearance of signs that are connected by grouping, time and in the disease state under scrutiny.

Case example: (Gheorghe Jurj)

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The elements associated with this configuration are:

  • 1) large boils;
  • 2) swelling;
  • 3) ecchymosis;
  • 4) cyanosis;
  • 5) lymphatic affection. The cause of this picture is a toxic substance which produces:  1) micro thrombosis with 2) laceration of the superficial layer of the skin, which thus is detached forming boils;  3)  Lack of coagulation;  4)  disturbance in the microcirculation,  predominantly venous  (cyanosis); and 5) oedema. It can be a disease, as e.g. bullous pemphigo, it, it can be an intoxication. It is a snake bite. From the homoeopathic clinical viewpoint, this is extremely relevant:  a  similar grouping in a patient points to a snake-derived remedy,  e.g. Lachesis, as in the following cases.

Case To show grouping of Symptoms to use with repertory.

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Patient consults with severe congestive heart failure; is in very poor general state, with dyspnea and very irritable. He had spent the last three weeks hospitalized, but there was no improvement; on auscultation he presented signs of chronic pulmonary edema and he also had ulcers in the legs.

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Clinical picture was composed of characteristic signs of the disease (cyanosis, peripheral edema) as well as of signs of this individual-in-disease: deep blue discoloration of the distal extreme of the lower limbs with congestion in the proximal one and ulcers. His face presented similar signs : overall congestion and infiltration, deep-blue cyanosis (lips, nose, ears) and venectasis on the cheeks.

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However, a closer look on the lips showed, in fact, an alternation between congestive and cyanotic areas, the same pattern as in the lower limbs.

Venectasis also on the back, which is an extremely rare localization for this phenomenon, therefore, a peculiar sign.

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snake6The tongue was bifid, deviated to the left side, exhibited dramatic cyanosis and a toxic white coating. A closer look on the ulcers showed once again an alternation of red congestive and blue cyanotic small areas as well as a humid secretion. A coherent configuration leads to individualization: in each localization and lesion the same phenomena are present: alternation of congestion and cyanosis in small areas; toxic appearance; infiltration and swelling; ecchymosis (disturb of coagulation); microthrombosis and venous stasis. Prescription of Lachesis in low dilution (9cH) led to improvement of circulation, visible and also through auscultation, with reduction of pulmonary edema; improvement of dyspnea and weakness as well of the mental symptoms.

It is important to be the best practitioner you can be. The IHM does not claim to be anything else than followers of Hahnemann and adherents of his methodology. We do have a good track record of successful prescribing. We also can direct you on the right path to find success following Hahnemanns protocols.

We will welcome you to study with us either in the residential clinic or on line.

The four grades of Boenninghausen.

Please find a PDF from the IHM to you regarding the grading system of the TPB.

4 grades of Boenninghausen.

January 2022 online seminar courses.

Given to topicality of our current pandemic, we will have an interactive 2 hour presentation regarding homoeopathic treatment to deal with the ill effects of the disorder.

We will cover the symptoms experienced generally, and what remedies have been proven to be beneficial. These are the same remedies and treatments used in our clinic along with ancillary methods to speed recovery.

education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

IHM specialisation.

In our residential centre in Eastbourne UK, we offer immune boosting treatment for Long Covid. Having experienced the debilitating effects of post infection and a subsequent heart issue, Gary Weaver20200708-213524-largejpg researched methods to overcome the weakness and help with a compromised health utilising non mainstream therapies with homoeopathy, vitamins and a cleanse for the body.

The IHM is a homoeopathic research organisation and as such utilises the remedies solely along the principles as defined by its founder Samuel Hahnemann. Using vitamins and a cleanse is not for treatment, more along the lines of removing a maintaining cause. 

boyne-house-guest-house2We offer an in house treatment. a 6 night stay with attending homoeopaths daily and treatment as required. the cost is £400 for the treatment and £400 for the accomodation. £800 in total.

We are two minutes walk to the seafront and 10 minutes gentle walk to the town centre.

We offer that the spouse of the patient can stay without charge in the same room.

contact us on education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

or phone on 07367-527072

For non-residential appointments, please use the same contact details.

What we teach. NEW modular online course for practitioners and advanced students.

social-distancing-and-self-care-happy-woman-teleconferencing-from-picture-id1225070980This is the course that we do online in Spain, Mexico and the U.K. The outline below will show what we deem important. It is aimed at the existing practitioner. By the quality of the practitioners results, I think  it demonstrates the very real benefits of Organon training, that makes homoeopathy a cohesive medical therapy if practiced according to principle and surety.

For those wanting to be practitioners, this method of training that was developed over 25 years is the most intensive, yet practical and EASY way to being a rounded practitioner.

The Advanced Professional Training Course will be in virtual classroom (online) in a modular arrangementFocused african businessman in headphones writing notes watching webinar of 3 hours a module, once a week, and will be focused on people who already practice homeopathy at the moment, and who want to make a change in their approach homeopathic by accepting that the teaching given to them does not allow them the clinical success that their patients need, that is, those homeopaths who wish to perfect the methodology of their practice according to Hahnemannian directives. (see also our 4 day course held in our HQ.)

There will be a total of 8 online sessions.

  • The following will be included in modules.
  • History of the repertory,
  • Development of homoeopathy.
  • Benefits of using the Homoeopathic model.
  • Homoeopathy and allopathy
  • Taking the Case.
  • Repertorization.
  • Prescription.
  • Case Follow-up.
  • Pure Materia Medica.
  • How to study a remedy to understand it.
  • Chronic Diseases; Hahnemanns conception of Miasms and what it means today.
  • Why Schusslers tissue salts and Bach or any flower essences are NOT homoeopathy.

There will be numerous case examples to demonstrate the subjects discussed. We will use a lot of powerpoint material to develop understanding of each salient point.

Completion of all the modules and homework, is a requirement of request to join the Register of the I.H.M. This will enable a licentiateship to be issued and publication of your clinic details.

  1. Each of the 8 modules at 3 hours a session,
  2. £125 a module.
  3. Prepaying the entire course will trigger a discount of 15% making the total cost £850.
  4. laptop250% discount on the SYNOPSIS computer repertory (Windows only at the moment) 50% discount on the book repertory.tpbpw

Please contact education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

4 day seminar for professional homoeopaths to join the Register of the I.H.M.

P1060824We have received a number of enquiries regarding this seminar if a practitioner is unable to attend the course in person due to location overseas or governmental restrictions.

“For inclusion on the I.H.M. Register we require the applicant to undertake a 4 day overview course at our new HQ at I.H.M. Boyne House, Eastbourne East Sussex in the UK. https://ihmatboynehouseuk.wordpress.com/
The course which has been undertaken by many professionals, is an in depth look at the various elements of homoeopathy that collectively give a clear picture of WHAT it is a homoeopath needs to know in order to practice and be successful in undertaking a curative reaction in the patient.
  • Everything is based and predicated on the teachings of Samuel Hahnemann.The cost is £1000 sterling. Payment can be cash, credit card or Paypal. The duration is 4 days.
  • We offer accommodation and breakfast free of charge for the duration of the training.This will comprise of 4 complementary nights in total. As this is a free gift, If you wish to make your own plans for accommodation, there is no discount on the fee.
  • Course content will cover Miasms, Pharmacy and dispensing protocols, an in depth look at LM medicines,
  • use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book,
  • overview of many cases and analysis breakdown in acute and chronic conditions,
  • how to examine the Materia Medica to understand what we are looking for and a general in depth look with the emphasis on case taking and patient management.”

We have been charging the same price for the course since 2015, and are now able to offer free accomodation within the framework of the teaching.

Given the world situation, we now will offer an online course for practitioners to facilitate membership and training in Hahnemannian homoeopathy.

Let us explain what the IHM has been involved in since the last century. We are a research and training centre for homoeopathy as defined and directed by Samuel Hahnemann. We utilize his mehodology as per the Organon and his other writings, to give the best outcome possible for each patient and ensuring they have accurate treatment from the designer of the homoeopathic protocol.

We do not make any claims as to personal superiority in practice, but recognise that applying the principles are a more accurate method of finding the correct medicine for the patients.

To this end, we cover all the aspects of case taking and the rationale, along with many practical examples to join together Hahnemanns directions with the symptoms.

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Finding the truly characteristic symptoms of the disease, and not prescribing on a collection of symptoms, is what Hahnemann taught. We endeavour to show how. This approach ensures a consistent and successful outcome, as the remedy selection will be the correct match for the real disease which includes the individual reaction to the infection received.

Logistics.

Given that the UK is Grenwich mean time central, all other time zones will be either behind or in front of us.  So we will have to divide teaching into behind GMT and in front of GMT. For USA and Canada, the differences are between 9 hours and 5 hours BEHIND the UK.  We will have to work with the individuals involved to find a good time to suit each person. The same applies to those ahead of the UK.

laptop2The course (24 hours) will have to be conducted in 3 hour blocks, and spread over a longer time. This to facilitate alertness and time for homestudy. One session a week will be 8 weeks duration. There will be lots of home study. We will use the SYNOPSIS computer repertory utilising the Boenninghausen Therapeutic Pocket book. We can offer a windows version at a subsidised rate, or a book version.

tpbpwA successful conclusion of the course will add the practitioner to the IHM Register https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.org/i-h-m-practitioners-by-country/ along with details of his or her clinic.

The cost will remain the same as the 4 day course £1000 because of the extended time to facilitate.

Contact education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

2022 teaching outline.

For people with no knowledge of Homoeopathy. ONLINE:

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Starting January.

For those wanting to learn homoeopathy, we offer the following certificated modules. the first three Cover a number of medicines for common ailments. We have conferencing software to make each teaching session available on Windows, Mac, Android and linux.

HOM 201: First Aid. [8 hours.] 4 x 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Homework. £130

HOM 202: Acute Childrens ailments. [8 hours] 4 x 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Homework. £130

HOM 203: Rationale for using homoeopathy in treatments. [8 hours] 4 x 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Homework. £130

These three modules will give enough information for utilising homoeopathy in the home for family needs.1680

Practitioner course: ONLINE

For those wishing to learn to be a practitioner, we will conduct 10 modules over 10 months to cover the essential knowledge required.

HOM 301.

Starting February.

  • Organon
  • Materia Medica
  • Pharmacy
  • Miasms
  • Case taking
  • Case analysis
  • Case management

The course will cover 80 hours plus home study. Price to be announced.

Advanced practitioner course for professional homoeopaths.

I.H.M. Register application. 4 day intensive training course.

Should it be difficult for overseas colleagues to travel, we will discuss on line teaching with you.

For inclusion on the I.H.M. Register we require the applicant to undertake a 4 day overview course at our new HQ at I.H.M. Boyne House, Eastbourne East Sussex in the UK. https://ihmatboynehouseuk.wordpress.com/

The course which has been undertaken by many professionals, is an in depth look at the various elements of homoeopathy that collectively give a clear picture of WHAT it is a homoeopath needs to know in order to practice and be successful in undertaking a curative reaction in the patient.

  • Everything is based and predicated on the teachings of Samuel Hahnemann.The cost is £1000 sterling. Payment can be cash, credit card or Paypal. The duration is 4 days.

  • We offer accommodation and breakfast free of charge for the duration of the training.This will comprise of 4 complementary nights in total. As this is a free gift, If you wish to make your own plans for accommodation, there is no discount on the fee.

  • Course content will cover Miasms, Pharmacy and dispensing protocols, an in depth look at LM medicines,

  • use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book,

  • overview of many cases and analysis breakdown in acute and chronic conditions,

  • how to examine the Materia Medica to understand what we are looking for and a general in depth look with the emphasis on case taking and patient management.

    laptop2We would suggest that the applicant uses the P&W as designed by Vladimir Polony and Gary Weaver and as such we will offer the program for windows at substantial deminar discount,

    For further details please contact education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

     

What we teach at the IHM office in Eastbourne U.K.

palma-de-mallorcaFrom January 2022 we will start our Seminars which will cover the following topics.

  • Use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book in Chronic and acute conditions.
  • Understanding the meaning of the rubrics so as to select correctly for the case.
  • How to take a case.
  • Finding the correct symptoms according to aphorisms 6 and 153.
  • Understanding Miasms in the 21st century so as to be effective in removing recurrent acute disorders.
  • Utilising Tuberculinum and Bacillinum according to symptoms and effective removal of family disease traits.
  • How to study a remedy correctly.
  • What therapies can be used in conjunction with the Homoeopathic approach to treatment and what therapies CANNOT be used.
  • Removing myths in Hahnemannian Homoeopathy.
  • There are many other subjects to be covered as required.
  • One and two day seminars depending on the depth of knowledge needed.

We will use all of Samuel Hahnemanns writings, also the therapeuctic Pocket Book.

Classes will be small. Up to 10 people so as to maximise personal tutor/practitioner interaction. Beverages and food will be provided as required.

tpbpwlaptop2We give discounts on the windows version of the SYNOPSIS computer repertory and the book version of the TPB.

We will be establishing an intensive online/attendance course for base training people interested in becoming practitioners.

The established western approach to teaching homoeopathy is a four year reverse week training, along with the costs involved. The I.H.M. has been training people since 1986 and has developed a full and complete training that covers what is required to know, with the emphasis on the directives of Samuel Hahnemann in a sequential and logical systematic progression. We will concentrate on HOMOEOPATHY solely and the student will either have a knowledge of anatomy and physiology or will find courses to enhance their knowledge externally.

If a student is willing to devote a few hours a week to guided study and research, it is possible to have a secure foundation in the therapy within 12 months or a little longer. It is our experience that it is better to teach a student HOW to confront a situation with accurate knowledge of the process from the writing of Hahnemann and colleagues so they always have a reference and a set of protocols they can refer to when needed.

cute-doctor-thinking-with-hand-chin_13339-249478The practitioners on the IHM register are a mix of medical doctors and non medically credentialed individuals who have collectively trained to a high level of knowledge and competence  in the practice of homoeopathy.

The difference between a homoeopath and an allopath is the therapeutics (medicines) usedP1060822 and the approach to health care principles and the application of the law of similars. All medical knowledge is good, and a homoeopath will utilise the knowledge of disease in assessing the patient before him, in order to know what has changed and what is the known prognosis/pathology of the disease and extract symptoms peculiar to the individual patient with the disease. The picture on the right is a group of highly credentialed medical doctors in Seville Spain who studied homoeopathy exclusively and practice the therapy today. This photo was taken at the monthly meeting for studying the Therapeutic Pocket Book.

If you are interested in the seminars or training, please contact us with your questions.

education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

https://ihmhomoeopathicseminar.wordpress.com/

Concomitant symptoms, discussions between Zamora and Weaver of the I.H.M.

Thinking-ManOnce it is clearly stated that there are peculiar specifics for pure individual diseases according to how they are described (in a general-pure way) in the pathology books and that there are also specifics for the different expressions of the individual disease, we will start from the fact that the information in the elaboration of the anamnesis is intended, among other things, to establish a timeline between the different problems that the patient may have and the pathological relationship that they may have with the main symptom, and these as a whole in turn with the various spheres of action of the remedies (§ 22 & FN-25 Sixth Edition). It is perhaps at this point where concomitant symptoms become more relevant.

Since it is Hahnemann himself who expresses that the reactivated Psora results in pathologies with their different names, I understand that the different psoric symptomatic expressions are clearly defined by well-delimited symptomatic complexes for each of those specific pathologies connected to each other within a single great general pathology; Psora, which is the great base infection that reconfigures our immune system to predispose us to inflammatory, infectious, degenerative, neoplastic, vascular, etc. pathologies.

This implies that during the anamnesis of concomitant symptoms, they have an incidence with the main symptom in its timeline through their morbid activity (preface, § 69-70 Sixth Edition), that is, their peculiar and characteristic activity with the main symptom so that together they can, or at least try to do, match with the sphere of action of the remedy at the most optimal level. Which would avoid many selection problems. (§ 169 Sixth Edition)

Having said that, I dare to say that the concomitant symptoms are those that accompany the main symptom in its timeline, and that they may or may not be in connection with the specific pathology suggested by the chief ailment. These can be considered according to several slopes:

*Causality. Examples:

Encopresis due to fear / anxiety

Nephrolithiasis due to physical exertion

Vaccine paralysis

Epilepsy by milk crust suppression: Case of Boenninghausen narrated by Carroll Dunham, in which the Baron seems to have prescribed Viol-T based on the suppressed crusta lactea. PHILADELPHIA JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY. VOL. IV. NOVEMBER, 1855. Num. VIII, Pages: 449-458 LETTER OF C. DUNHAM, M.D. WILDBAD, OCTOBER 6, 1855.

Deafness due to suppression of tinea capitis: Case of Carroll Dunham. Taken from Homeopathy the Science of Therapeutics.

* Rarity: “Rarely appear in connection with the leading disease, and are, therefore, also found rarely among the provings.” But they really are in connection with the main pathology. Examples:

As to the pathology:

Leukonychia during hypertension.

Orchitis during mumps

Virchow ganglion in stomach cancer.

As to the proving: symptoms that are rarely generated by a remedy or that when generated are only produced by a small group of remedies. What would define them not as extraordinary, rare or uncommon symptoms per se, but by the few remedies that produces them during a pathogenesis. Examples:

Squil and Rheum bubbling sensation.

Nausea and vomiting with the smell of food from Colch and Ars.

* Allen: “those which belong to another sphere of disease than the chief ailment” that at least appear constant or alternating (§ 232 fn) in the timeline of the disease under consideration. Examples:

Cough with diarrhea (Rumex)

Anal fissure with pharyngitis (See case Monsignor Varlet: P 154/155 Df 14)

* Well characterized: “those which have more or less of the characteristic signs of one of the medicines, even in case they have not before been noticed in the present juxtaposition.”

A symptom that does not belong to the pathology that the chief ailment indicates, but is so well characterized that it points better to a more appropriate remedy. It is not concomitant as such, but it becomes into a main symptom. A matter of focus.