Monthly Archives: October 2014

Phosphoric Acid

head pain

by Vera Resnick

What headache is your patient dealing with? What makes it better, and what makes it worse? Does it extend, and if so – where to? Here’s Phosphoric Acid’s headache from Hahnemann’s proving in Chronic Diseases. Bold italics are mine.
Look through the symptoms and you will see the strong aggravation modalities – in particular different kinds of motion, whether turning the head, bending the head forward, the slightest motion, or treading firmly and walking. This is also a headache that doesn’t stay in one place. It extends into the brain, into the eye, into the forehead. Pressure can aggravate – but it can also ameliorate. Pressure is mentioned around 29 times in these symptoms – that’s 29 times in around 67 symptoms, i.e. a lot. Even this brief breakdown of modalities already gives a partial picture of Phosphoric Acid which we can use in differentiation between this remedy and others.

  1. Headache, at once early in the morning on awaking ; it goes off on rising.
  2. Headache, in the forehead, when quickly turning the head and when treading firmly.
  3. Headache, in the occiput, obliging one to lie down.
  4. Severe headache, causing one to lie down, with stiffness of the nape.
  5. Constant headache. [Hrm.].
  6. Headache, excessively increased by the slightest concussion or by noise. [Hrm.].
  7. Severe headache above the eyes, so that she could not open them.
  8. Headache, as after straining in lifting, sensation of heaviness in the head.
  9. Heaviness of the head. [Gtm.].
  10. Great heaviness of the whole of the head, with violent pressure, drawing toward the left frontal eminence. [Htm.].
  11. Heaviness and pressure forward in the occiput on inclining the head forward ; it goes off by inclining it backward. [Htm.].
  12. Dull headache in the forehead and the temples, with considerable cheerfulness. [Frz.].
  13. Dull, crawling headaches in the sinciput, with perspiration on the forehead. [Fr. H.].
  14. Stupid headache, when he comes into the warm room in the evening.
  15. Stupid headache with humming in the head; then while coughing pain as if the head would burst.
  16. Pressive pain in the right occiput, partly also extending forward, all day, aggravated by pressure and by turning the head (aft. I h.). [Gtm.].
  17. Pressure in the brain, behind the left ear. [Gtm.].
  18. Painful pressure in the right side of the occiput, outward (aft. 1 1/2 h.). [Htm.].
  19. Intermitting dull, shooting pressure, deep in the left side of the crown. [Gr.].
  20. Pressive dull pain above the orbits, with shooting behind the ears, in the afternoon. [Tth.].
  21. Severe pressure on the left side of the forehead. [Hrm.].
  22. Violent pressure outward in the right frontal eminence. [Htm.].
  23. Pressure in the forehead, as after a spree. [Mr.].
  24. Severe pressure above the left temple, extending into the occiput, with aversion to moving. [Mr.].
  25. Pressure in the head, especially while going up stairs.
  26. Severe pressure, almost like bruised pain, in the forehead or in the temple, seemingly on the surface of the brain, on reflecting especially in the evening, not however preventing thought.
  27. Violent, excessively severe pressive pain, as if in the surface of the brain and in the periosteum of that part of the skull on which he is then lying, after midnight on awaking ; aggravated so as to become unbearable, by remaining lying on the same side, and when he turns to another side, it begins there with the same fury, while ceasing in the former spot.
  28. Severe pressure, extending from the forehead down toward the nose.
  29. Pressure in the head, as from a load, from above downward, or as if the head was shattered at the top.
  30. Severe pressure in the forehead, in the morning on awaking, so that she was quite stupefied and could not open her eyes ; the pain hardly allowed her to speak, and was aggravated by the slightest motion.
  31. Excessively severe pressure in the head, in the afternoon.
  32. Headache, as if the brain was being pressed upward, with painfully pulsating throbbing therein
  33. Pressive and shooting pain in all parts of the head, in paroxysms.
  34. Severe pressure in the right temple outward. [Htm.].
  35. Squeezing pressure in the parietal bones, more violent on moving. [Hrm.].
  36. Pressure in the occiput, as if it was lying on something hard. [Mr.].
  37. Squeezing, dull, severe pressure in the left temple, in rhythmical intervals. [Gr.].
  38. Squeezing pressure and tearing in the brain, now here, now there. [Hrm.].
  39. Squeezing tearing pressure in the occiput, aggravated by noise and by the slightest motion. [Hrm.].
  40. Squeezing pressure in the right temple. [Gr.].
  41. Squeezing pressure in and on the right temple, more violent when moving. [Hrm.].
  42. Pain in the whole brain, as if it was squeezed together. [Gtm.].
  43. Pain as if both the temporal bones were being pressed together with a pair of tongs. [Gr.].
  44. Pain in the evening, in bed, as if both the temples were being constricted in various parts. [Frz.].
  45. Violent forcing and pressure out at the crown, for three days.
  46. Twitches through the head, from behind forward, in rhythmical intervals, like pulsations. [Wsl.].
  47. Twitches in the head.
  48. Drawing pressure in the right crown and in the occipital bone, more violent on moving. [Hrm.].
  49. Drawing in the left temple and in the anterior cartilage of the ear, on moving ; it turns into pressure. [Hrm.].
  50. Tearing in the crown and the occiput. [Hrm.].
  51. Tearing in the left temple, extending into the forehead, worse when moving. [Hrm.].
  52. Shooting above the left eye, upward in the head.
  53. Dull shooting, out at the middle of the forehead. [Gtm.].
  54. A dull stitch darts, as from an arrow, into the right temple, extending deep into the brain, in repeated paroxysms. [Gr.].
  55. Violent shooting in the right temple, extending into the eye. [Mr.].
  56. Severe shooting in the right temple. [Htm.].
  57. Shooting with drawing in the crown, diminished by pressure. [Wsl.].
  58. Single sharp thrusts in the right temple. [Htm.].
  59. Single blows in the head, as from a hammer.
  60. Hacking in the head, as with a hatchet (Staphis. cured this.). [Hg.].
  61. Pricking headache, early on rising, till noon.
  62. Burning headache in the upper part of the brain.
  63. Burrowing boring in the right side of the occiput. [Gtm.].
  64. Boring with pressure in the left temple. [Frz.].
  65. Boring in the head, as if holes were being bored into the skull, especially in the vertex. [Fr. H.].
  66. Painful concussion in the head, while walking.
  67. Buzzing in the head.

A health issue at the Seville Seminar

It happened to me. After a lot of flights and walking in new shoes, I experienced first a slight pain in the joint of my left big toe. The night before the Seminar began, it exploded in pain and burning and sharpness. I had no remedies with me.

I did not sleep that night. At the seminar I quickly repertorised it and then went to the Iberhome display desk and asked for Mercurius. They had a vial of 9c of which I put one globule in water, stirred, waited a couple of minutes and then took a teaspoonful. Within minutes, the pain began to subside. I repeated the dose at lunchtime. during the Semiinar, I took  maybe 4 doses. The improvement was 80%

Monday evening, all of a sudden, the foot swelled a little, tight skin, red, shiny and the pain returned to a much lesser degree, but was there. I was meeting Antonio Ortega (The dr who translated for me) and his wife for dinner that evening and requested he bring me Belladonna and which I took immediately on receiving it. I awoke this morning with no swelling, slight soreness in the joint and feeling much better. I have another dose to repeat if required.

Is it gout? I dont know. I do know that the symptoms experienced could have been gout or an inflammation  of the joint by new shoe compression. Either way, the symptoms were met by the two remedies involved.

Iberhome medicines are prepared under strict manufacturing conditions. When I visited several months ago,  I was impressed with the protocols in place for medicine preparations. They are a licenced laboratory and as such prepare a medicine from scratch in isolation rooms with air flow control and sealed containment entry and exits.

Both medicines I took acted immediately on my condition. We only have two things to rely on for a curative action, one is the accuracy of the prescription and the other is the quality of the medicines.

Iberhome certainly took care of one of the necessities.


Sevilla Seminar

Delegates from Seville and surrounding areas, along with Drs from The Canary Islands spent 2 days discussing Hahnemanns view of homoeopathy and also the works ofBoenninghausen.

14 cases were presented in video and powerpoint to demonstrate Hahnemanns approach to disease according to the Organon directions. All medicines used to be of benefit were found with the aid of the Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen 2015 edition by P&W.

Attention was paid to the case taking methodology in diseases of varying depths of pathology, and the importance of assessing the cases using the right symptoms for prescribing. We discussed the absolute importance of prescribing on altered disease symptoms and not personality.

Discussions were held regarding miasms and the understanding of Hahnemanns words were clarified.

A Great Seminar altogether.

Thanks to Antonio Ortega for his friendship and translation for the group.


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Musings on Case-Taking

Dr gBy Gary Weaver

One of the things that is always in the forefront of my mind when taking a case, is that I need a picture of the diseased state in a complete form. It is often said in anecdote that homoeopaths treat the person and not the disease. Sadly, this is not quite the case, and for many physicians, has led to confused patient treatment and failure to halt or remove the disorder the patient is suffering from.

I do not need a picture of the patients preferences or desires, I need a picture of the disease as EXPRESSED by the patient.

For the observing physician, the above statement should encourage the re reading of case taking directives by Samuel Hahnemann, especially Aphorism 6. Without a full comprehension of what is involved in case taking, the physician will flounder and drown in too much irrelevant detail and become overwhelmed with the pages of notes that has been collected.

For those of you who have been through the various college systems, I can almost guarantee that you have not been taught Hahnemann case taking, as refined through the years of observation and experimentation by the originator himself. Im pretty sure that you have been sidelined by the new and wonderful methods of modern gurus of homoeopathy, which have deviated from the real medical practice of homoeopathy so much that our profession is in danger of imploding through lack of proper medical application.

I would expect from myself and staff in a busy clinic setting, and Im talking about a case load of 30-70 patients a day, a first prescription accurate matching of remedy to disease state of 75%-80%. In order to achieve these results, there has to be scrupulous adherence to protocol in the case taking, an accurate repertory, and a willingness to quickly review the Materia Medica as final arbiter for prescription.

Please read the following and see what useful information you can glean for your own practice.

§ 6 Sixth Edition
The unprejudiced observer – well aware of the futility of transcendental speculations which can receive no confirmation from experience – be his powers of penetration ever so great, takes note of nothing in every individual disease, except the changes in the health of the body and of the mind (morbid phenomena, accidents, symptoms) which can be perceived externally by means of the senses; that is to say, he notices only the deviations from the former healthy state of the now diseased individual, which are felt by the patient himself, remarked by those around him and observed by the physician. All these perceptible signs represent the disease in its whole extent, that is, together they form the true and only conceivable portrait of the disease

Gary Weaver

Hahnemann nails the argument…

By Vera Resnick

Thinking-Man-RodinIn his preface to the proving of Arsenicum Album in Chronic Diseases, Hahnemann really nails many of the arguments we face in our own, modern allopathically brainwashed societies today. Rather than comment, here is Hahnemann in his own pithy, erudite, and very sharp words. I’ve highlighted some words in bold. This is only an excerpt. There’s more. Go read.


“As I write down the word Arsenic, momentous memories seize upon my soul.

“When the All-merciful One created iron, He granted to mankind, indeed, to fashion from it either the murderous dagger or the mild ploughshare, and either to kill or to nourish their brethren therewith. How much happier, however, would they be, did they employ His gifts only to benefit one another! This should be the aim of their life; this was His will.

“So also it is not to Him, the All-loving One, we must impute the wickedness practiced by men, who have dared to misemploy the wonderfully powerful medicinal substances in diseases for which they were not suitable, and besides this in doses so enormous, guided only by frivolous ideas or some paltry authorities, without having subjected them to any careful trial, and without a well-grounded selection.

“If now a careful prover of the effects of medicines arise, they inveigh against him as an enemy to their comfort, and do not refrain from the most dishonest calumnies.

“The ordinary medical art has hitherto employed in large and frequently repeated doses the most powerful medicines, such as arsenic, nitrate of silver, corrosive sublimate, aconitum napellus, belladonna, iodine, digitalis, opium, hyoscyamus, etc. Homoeopathy cannot employ stronger substances, for there are none stronger. Now, when ordinary physicians employ them, they evidently vie with one another who shall prescribe the largest possible doses of these drugs, and even make a great boast of their mounting to such enormous doses. This practice they laud and approve in their fellow practitioners. But if the Homoeopathic medical art employ the same drugs, not at random, like the ordinary method, but after careful investigation, only in suitable cases and in the smallest possible doses, it is denounced as a practice of poisoning. How partisan, how unjust, how calumnious is such a charge made by men who make pretensions to honesty and uprightness!

“If Homoeopathy now make a fuller explanation, if she condemn (as from conviction she must) the enormous doses of these drugs given in ordinary practice, and if she, relying on careful trials, insists that very much less of them should be given for a dose, that where ordinary physicians give a tenth, a half, a whole grain, and even several grains, often only a quadrillionth, a sextillionth, a decillionth of a grain is required and sufficient, then the adherents of the ordinary school, who denounce the Homoeopathic healing art as a system of poisoning, laugh aloud, abuse it as childishness, and declare themselves convinced (convinced without trial ?) that such a small quantity can do nothing at all, and can have no effect whatever, is, indeed, just the same as nothing. They are not ashamed thus to blow hot and cold from the same mouth, and to pronounce the very same thing to be inert and ludicrously small, which they had just accused of being a system of poisoning, whilst they justify and praise their own enormous and murderous doses of the same remedies. Is not this the grossest and most wretched inconsistency that can be imagined, invented for the very purpose of being shamelessly unjust toward a doctrine which, they cannot deny, possesses truth, consistence and agreement with experience, and which practices the most delicate cautiousness and the most unwearied circumspection in the selection and administration of its remedies?

Not very long ago a highly celebrated physician [Marcus of Bamberg] spoke of pounds of opium being eaten every month in his hospital, where even the nurses were allowed to give it to the patients according to their fancy. Opium, mind! a drug that has sent several thousands of men to their graves in ordinary practice! Yet this man continued to be held in honor, for he belonged to the dominant clique to which everything is lawful even if it be of the most destructive and absurd character.

And when, a few years since, in one of the most enlightened cities of Europe almost every practitioner, from the physician of lofty title down to the barber’s apprentice, prescribed arsenic as a fashionable remedy in almost every disease, and that in such frequent and large doses in close succession, that the detriment to the health of the people must have been quite palpable, yet this was held to be an honorable practice, though not one of them was acquainted with the peculiar effects of the semi-oxide of this metal (and consequently knew not what cases of disease it was suited for). And yet all prescribed it in repeated doses, a single one of which, sufficiently attenuated and potentized, would have sufficed to cure all the diseases in the whole habitable world for which this drug is the suitable remedy.

Which of these two opposite modes of employing medicines best deserves the flattering appellation of a “system of poisoning” -the ordinary method just alluded to, which attacks with tenths of grains the poor patients (who often require some quite different remedy), or Homoeopathy, which does not even give a little drop of tincture or rhubarb without having first ascertained whether rhubarb is the most suitable, the only appropriate remedy for the case? Homoeopathy which, by unwearied, multiplied experiments, discovered that it is only in rare cases that more than a decillionth of a grain of arsenic should be given, and that only in cases where careful proving shows this medicine to be the only one perfectly suitable ? To which of these two modes of practice does then the honorary title of “thoughtless, rash system of poisoning” properly apply ?

There is yet another sect of practitioners who may be called hypocritical purists. If they are practical physicians, they, indeed, prescribe all sorts of substances that are injurious when misused, but before the world they wish to pose as patterns of innocence and caution. From their professional chairs and in their writings they give us the most alarming definition of poison; to listen to their declarations it would appear unadvisable to treat any imaginable disease with anything stronger than quick-grass, dandelion, oxymel and raspberry juice.

According to their definition, poisons are absolutely (i. e., under all circumstances, in all doses, in all cases) prejudicial to human life, and in this category they include (in order to prejudice against Homoeopathy), as suits their humor, a lot of substances which in all ages have been extensively employed by physicians for the cure of diseases. (sounds familiar? vr)But the employment of these substances would be a criminal offence had not every one of them occasionally proved of use. If, however, each of them had only proved itself curative on only one occasion -and it cannot be denied that this sometimes happened- then this blasphemous definition is at the same time a palpable absurdity. Absolutely and under all circumstances injurious and destructive, and yet at the same time salutary, is a contradiction in itself, is utter nonsense. If they would wriggle out of this contradiction, they allege, as a subterfuge, that these substances have more frequently proved injurious than useful.

“But did the more frequent injury caused by these substances come from these substances themselves, or from their improper employment, i. e., from those who made an unskillful use of them in diseases for which they were not suitable ? These medicines do not administer themselves in diseases, they must be administered by men ; and if they were beneficial at any time, it was because they were at one time appropriately administered by somebody ; it was because they might always be beneficial, if men never made any other than a suitable use of them. Hence it follows that whenever these substances were hurtful and destructive they were so merely on account of having been inappropriately employed. Therefore all the injury is attributable to the unskillfulness of their employers…”.

A look at Iodum by Allen

A Primer of Materia Medica
for practitioners of Homœopathy
by Timothy Field Allen
Presented by Médi-T.


General effects :
Acute catarrh of all mucous membranes, especially of the eyes and nose.
Enlargement of lymphatic glands, followed by atrophy, especially of testicles and mammæ, and general emaciation.
Polyuria, nephritis and albuminuria.

Generalities :
Trembling of the limbs.
Muscular twitchings.
Œdematous swellings.
Weakness so great that one can hardly speak.
Great excitement of the whole nervous system.
Violent pains ; worse at night.

Clinical :
Chronic cases, not febrile, generally characterized by great appetite and rapid emaciation.
Acute cases, with high fever.
Localized inflammations very frequently require Iod., which seems to be adapted to febrile conditions accompanying parenchymatous inflammations of the various organs and tissues.
These patients are usually very thirsty, but not of necessity restless ; certainly not anxious like Aconite.

Mind :
General despondency.
Irritability, with sadness.

Head :
A feeling of rush of blood, with throbbing.
Pain as if a tight band were about the head.
Headache ; < warmth, noise and talking.

Eyes :
Inflammation, especially from taking cold ; swelling of the lids.
Obscured vision.

Clinical :
Valuable for intra ocular inflammations, especially of the iris and choroid.

Ears :
Deafness (due to adhesions in the middle ear, or associated with chronic catarrh. Sensitiveness to noise).

Nose :
Sneezing, with acute, fluent coryza, which sometimes becomes stopped towards evening ; sudden, violent lachrymation, pain in the eyes, and a feeling as if the larynx were constricted.

Clinical :
In acute influenzas, with hot watery discharge, pain at the root of the nose and over frontal sinuses, with general fever.

Face :
Pale, sometimes yellowish or greenish, with blue lips (in chronic cases).
Twitching of the facial muscles.
Swollen submaxillary glands.

Mouth :
Teeth yellow and covered with mucus in the morning.
Gums loosened from the teeth and bleeding easily.
Ulcers in the mouth, of a foul odor.
Tongue thickly coated.

Throat :
Inflamed, with burning pain.
Constriction, with general swallowing.

Clinical :
Catarrh of the Eustachian tube, with deafness, sometimes with hoarse cough.
Ulceration, with swollen glands.
Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
(External application of Iodum to be absolutely forbidden as extremely hazardous.)

Stomach :
Ravenous hunger.
Great thirst.
Nausea, even vomiting, < after eating.
Vomiting of bile, with violent pains in the stomach.
Pressure in the stomach always after eating.
Burning ; gnawing.
A peculiar internal trembling seems to spread over the region of the stomach.

Abdomen :
Pains in the region of the liver, renewed after eating ; sore to pressure.
Pain in the region of the liver, with jaundice, emaciation, etc.
Inflammation of the liver, with fever, dry tongue, restlessness etc.
Region of the spleen very painful.

Clinical :
Enlarged spleen, with salivation.
Disease of the pancreas.
Enlarged mesenteric glands, with enormous appetite, emaciation.
Enlarged liver, with jaundice, etc.

Stool :
Diarrhœa ; whitish, frothy ; sometimes with undigested fat.
Diarrhœa alternating with constipation.

Urinary organs :
Frequent, copious micturition.
Urine yellowish-green ; or with iridescent film.

Sexual organs :
Swelling and induration of the testicles.
Uterine hæmorrhage.
Menstruation usually very irregular, early or late.

Clinical :
Excoriating leucorrhœa, with atrophy of the mammary glands, goitre, etc.
Ovaritis, with leucorrhœa.
Chronic metritis.
A wedge-like pain from the right ovary to uterus.

Respiratory organs :
Pain in the larynx, with hoarseness, rawness and intolerable crawling, provoking a dry cough.
Cough croupy, with difficult respiration.

Clinical :
Extremely valuable in croup, with dry cough and fever, particularly indicated after Aconite ; has relieved the restless anxiety but not the fever.
Iod. controls the fever and softens the cough, and is frequently to be followed by Bromine.
In pneumonia the hepatization, dry cough and fever, without the anxiety of Acon. or the sticking pains of Bryonia, especially if the lesion be at the apex of the lungs.
Atrophy of the breasts.

Heart :
Palpitation ; < any effort.
Symptoms of inflammation of the heart or of hypertrophy.

Extremities :
Trembling and weariness in the extremities and debility.
Tearing pains in the joints.
Pains in the bones at night ; < when lying on that side.

Clinical :
Inflammation of the joints ; rheumatic, especially when complicated with inflammation of the heart.
White swelling of the knee joints.

Fever :
Heat predominates ; sometimes followed by profuse sweat at night, especially of the feet.

Seville Spain Seminar October 24/25 in English and Spanish

Hahnemann y Boenninghausen: volviendo a las fuentes

     (cómo manejar el repertorio de Boenninghausen para una práctica exitosa)

Dr.Gary Weaver

   SEVILLA, 24-25 OCTUBRE 2014





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Miembros de la AMHA: 200 euros

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¿SABÍAS QUE el método de repertorización de Boenninghausen, anterior al de Kent, fue usado por el propio Hahnemann?  En su obra principal, el Órganon, hace referencia a él en la nota al parágrafo 153: “El Dr. Von Boenninghausen ha prestado un gran servicio a la Homeopatía con la publicación de los síntomas característicos de los medicamentos homeopáticos y su Repertorio, lo mismo que el Dr. J.H.G. Jahr con su manual de síntomas principales.

 El  Manual  terapéutico para médicos  homeópatas  de  Boenninghausen  era  el  repertorio más usado a finales del siglo XIX, pero fue cayendo en desuso a raíz de la popularidad del repertorio de Kent, aunque el mismo Kent reconoce haberlo usado. En la actualidad existe un movimiento de recuperación del interés por el antiguo repertorio de Boenninghausen.

El Dr. Gary Weaver ha investigado desde hace un buen número de años con ímpetu y tesón las fuentes originales,  y  ha  llegado a  comprobar  en  su  práctica clínica  la  eficacia  del  método Hahnemanniano mediante la toma del caso, análisis de unas cuantas rúbricas, consulta directa a MMP y EC, prescripción y seguimiento. Todos estos temas serán revisados a profundidad por el

Dr. Weaver.

 Currículum Dr. Gary Weaver:

Empezó a estudiar Homeopatía mientras estudiaba la carrera de Medicina en 1979, en Inglaterra y en la India.

En 1987, fue uno de los fundadores del Manchester College of Classical Homoeopathy.

En 1989, el fundador del Leeds College of Classical Homoeopathy.

En 1990, fundó el Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine en Dublín (Irlanda).

En 1990, inauguró la Kuopio Homoeopathic Association Education and Research (HERA) en Finlandia.

1996: realizó formación homeopática de comadronas registradas en Tullamore (Irlanda).

2003-2007: investigación en los documentos originales de Hahnemann y Boenninghausen.

Desde 2007: codirector del grupo de investigación P & W, desarrollando el programa repertorial


Instructor para el uso clínico del Repertorio de Boenninghausen.

2011: enseñanza de grupos independientes de homeópatas en el Reino Unido y en Mallorca.

Ha dado conferencias en Finlandia, Australia, Alemania, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Mallorca, India,

Noruega y otros países.

2013: primer seminario español organizado por el Dr. Isidre Lara en Palma de Mallorca.

2014: seminario español organizado por la Sociedad Científica de Homeopatía de Aragón, en Zaragoz


                   Introducción al Repertorio de Boenninghausen.

                   Explicación de su desarrollo y metodología.

                   Análisis detallado del modelo de toma del caso de Hahnemann.

                   Uso del repertorio en casos agudos.

                   Uso del repertorio en casos crónicos.

                   Una ojeada a los Miasmas y su influencia en la prescripción.

                   Cómo y cuándo cambiar una prescripción.

                   Análisis de las potencias a utilizar en diversas enfermedades.


 Ingreso en c.c.  ES 94 2100 8441 96 2200225002, La Caixa – Sevilla  indicando SEMINARIO

BOENNINGHAUSEN y el nombre , apellidos, nº colegiado del participante y asociación a la que pertenece.

                 Enviar el resguardo del pago del seminario a: asociació

Guess the remedy: Lower back pain

Stats show CPR often falls flat

Un-extraordinary measures: Stats show CPR often falls flat

By Madeleine Stix, CNN
July 10, 2013 — Updated 1118 GMT (1918 HKT)
With “hands-only CPR,” the rescuer pushes down hard and fast in the center of the chest without rescue breaths.

  • CPR was introduced to American physicians in 1960
  • Study: About 2% of adults who collapse on the street and receive CPR recover fully
  • Study on TV dramas found that 75% of patients survived immediate cardiac arrest

(CNN) — In his 20 years of practicing emergency medicine, Dr. David Newman says, he remembers every patient who has walked out of his hospital alive after receiving CPR.

It’s not because Newman has an extraordinary memory or because reviving a patient whose heart has stopped sticks in his mind more than other types of trauma. It’s because the number of individuals who survive CPR is so small.

In fact, out of the hundreds of CPR patients who have come to the New York hospitals where he has worked, Newman recalls no more than one individual a year making a full recovery.

Since it was introduced to American physicians in 1960, cardiopulmonary resuscitation has become a staple of emergency medicine. Between 2011 and 2012, more than 14 million people in 60 countries were trained in CPR administration, according to theAmerican Heart Association (PDF).

Boy, 11, learns CPR, saves baby brother

Kids save stranger’s baby with CPR

Woman lifts car off dad, performs CPR

Helping in a cardiac emergency

But recent studies suggest that the number of lives saved by CPR isn’t as many as your favorite TV police drama would have you believe.

Initially, CPR combined mouth-to-mouth breathing with chest compressions to keep blood and oxygen circulating throughout the body until further measures could be taken to restart the heart. In 2008, the American Heart Association began teaching “hands-only CPR,” in which the rescuer pushes down hard and fast in the center of the chest — about 100 compressions per minute — and forgoes rescue breaths.

The new CPR procedure was developed to simplify the process and eliminate the “yuck factor” that potential rescuers could associate with putting their mouths on an unconscious victim. Studies showed that the modified procedure was as effective as chest compressions combined with artificial respiration.

Yet despite advancements, the overall effectiveness of CPR remains disappointingly low — although the practice still has its defenders.

Exact survival rates are difficult to come by, as studies generally look at specific populations. A 2012 study showed that only about 2% of adults who collapse on the street and receive CPR recover fully. Another from 2009(PDF) showed that anywhere from 4% to 16% of patients who received bystander CPR were eventually discharged from the hospital. About 18% of seniors who receive CPR at the hospital survive to be discharged, according to a third study(PDF).

So when did the misconception about the effectiveness of CPR begin? Some researchers argue that television created the myth. Between 1994 and 1995, researchers from Duke University watched 97 episodes of “ER,” “Chicago Hope” and “Rescue 911,” taking note of when CPR was administered during each show.

In these dramas, 75% of patients survived immediate cardiac arrest, and two-thirds were discharged from the hospital with full brain function, a stark contrast to the much smaller percentage found by medical studies.

Newman says the few who do survive after CPR are what physicians describe as the “healthy dead”: i.e. “a boy who drowned moments before,” “a man who collapses while running a marathon” or someone experiencing a mild heart attack.

More common are the “unhealthy dead”: those with terminal illnesses, the chronically ill and patients who do not receive CPR within five to 10 minutes of cardiac arrest.

“In these cases, (CPR) is unnecessarily burdensome, invasive and arguably cruel, with little to no chance of benefit,” Newman said. Many survivors suffer abdominal distention or broken rib cages; some have severe brain damage from being without oxygen for so long.

Still, trauma workers, including physicians, nurses and EMTs, are required to do anything and everything in their power to revive the patient unless an advance directive — a specific written and signed order — specifies that resuscitation should not be performed.

Many veteran physicians have begun to opt out of the resuscitation practices they often administer to their patients. In a 2012 article published in The Guardian, “How Doctors Choose to Die,” retired physician Dr. Ken Murray reveals that members of his profession frequently turn down everything from chemotherapy to CPR.

He notes that years of witnessing and administering “medical care that makes people suffer” leads many doctors diagnosed with terminal illnesses to choose to spend their last months or years at home and without medical treatment. Murray recalls some fellow physicians who go as far as getting tattoos that read “no code” to remind rescuers to forgo any attempts at revival.

Murray is still an advocate for learning CPR, but he warns against hoping for miracles.

“People have too high expectations about what’s going to happen,” he said. “They think you’re going to do CPR and 99 out of 100 times (the patient will) be revived, which is just not the case.”

Not everyone agrees. Saying that CPR is ineffective is “the wrong attitude” and a “self-fulfilling prophecy,” said Dr. Michael Sayre, former chairman of the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. “If you expect it to go poorly, than it will.”

Instead, he says, we should be doing more studies: for example, comparing CPR teaching methods with cardiac arrest survival rates in major cities in the United States to understand how and when the technique is most effective.

In some cities that have less CPR training, the survival rate is indeed low, Sayre says. But in other metropolitan areas with strong training programs and quick EMS response times, half or more victims survive.

Sayre suggests teaching CPR in schools nationwide starting in seventh grade, as well as increasing access to automated external defibrillators, portable machines that shock the heart to get it to “reboot.” Using an AED, according to Sayre, increases the probability of survival to 80%.

Promising research continues for substitutes to CPR, but “there are no reasonable alternatives” yet, Newman said. For now, emergency care providers have to use what they know.

That doesn’t mean Newman is happy with that reality. He remembers when he started as an EMT: “I was led to believe that for those who experienced cardiac arrest, if you put your heart into reviving them, they would come back.”

Bad taste in the mouth.

Bad taste in the mouth.
By Constantine Hering, M. D.
Presented by Sylvain Cazalet

Dr Constantin HERING
Dr Constantine Hering

     If the taste in the mouth is altered and the other symptoms are not sufficient for the selection of the proper remedy, consult the following list :

Bitter taste in the morning.- Sulphur, Mercurius vivus, Bryonia, Calcarea, Silicea.

When solid food tastes bitter.- Sulphur, Bryonia, Rheum, Rhus tox., Hepar, Colocynthis, Ferrum met. ; food and drink both bitter : Pulsatilla, Cinchona ; bitter taste after eating or drinking : Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Arsenicum ; in the morning or evening : Pulsatilla, Arnica ;at different times, or continually, besides the above medicines : Aconitum, Belladonna, Veratrum, Nux vomica, Chamomilla, Antimonium crudum, Carbo vegetabilis.

For sweet taste.- Mercurius vivus, Sulphur, Cuprum, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Cinchona, Ferrum, Spongia ; in the morning : Sulphur ; when bread tastes sweet : Mercurius vivus ; beer : Pulsatilla ; blood-like, sweetish taste : Ferrum, Sulphur ; when like nuts : Coffea.

For salt taste.- Carbo vegetabilis, Rheum, Phosphoric acid, Nux vomica, Sulphur, Arsenicum, Natrum muriaticum, Cuprum ; when food tastes salt : Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur ; salt taste when coughing : Carbo vegetabilis, Cocculus.

For sour taste.- Rheum, Phosphoric acid, Nux vomica, Cinchona, Sulphur, Capsicum, Calcarea, Natrum muriaticum, Cocculus, Cuprum ; the food tastes sour : Cinchona, Calcarea ; after meals : Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Carbo vegetabilis, Natrum muriaticum, Cocculus, Silicea ; after drinking water : Nux vomica, Sulphur ; after drinking milk : Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur ; in the morning : Nux vomica, Sulphur.

Acrid, biting taste.- Veratrum, Rhus tox. ; brunt, smoky taste : Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Sulphur ; taste like herbs : Veratrum, Nux vomica ; taste like peppermint : Veratrum.

Earthy taste.- Pulsatilla, Hepar, Cinchona ; insipid taste : Pulsatilla, Rheum, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Cinchona, Sulphur, Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Ipecacuanha, Capsicum ; slimy taste : Belladonna, Rheum, Arnica, Rhus tox., Platina ; greasy, oily taste : Silicea, Causticum ; greasy taste : Causticum ; sticky taste : Phosphoric acid ; watery taste : Staphisagria, Cinchona, Causticum.

Putrid taste.- Arnica, Mercurius vivus, Belladonna, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, Aconitum, Veratrum, Phosphoric acid, Sulphur, Rhus tox, Natrum muriaticum, Cuprum, Causticum ; in the morning : Sulphur, Rhus tox. ; after meals : Rhus tox. ; taste like pus : Pulsatilla.

When tobacco has a sharp taste.- Staphisagria ; when bitter : Cocculus ; loathsome : Ipecacuanha ; disagreeable : Ignatia, Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Arnica, Calcarea, Cocculus.

When food has no flavor.- Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Nux vomica, Arsenicum ; absence of taste : Veratrum, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, Rheum, Bryonia, Hepar, Hyoscyamus ; in chronic cases : Silicea, Natrum muriaticum.

Source : The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician, p. 264.