Monthly Archives: March 2021

Daily life. Remedy differentiation between Bryonia and Rhus Tox.

We are moving the boat to Wiltshire from London. If another lockdown occurs and we cant work, better to be somewhere nice.

The IHM is moving ahead with the wellness centre purchase. Once the boat is in the Marina, we will concentrate on getting the Eastbourne centre in good condition and operating. We will either use the boat as a clinic near Bath or put it up for sale. Lots of ifs and buts.

3 days ago, we got jammed in a lock with a tree trunk that floated in somehow. a kind local used my chainsaw and cut it ……. from 6pm till 9pm. Earlier in the day in his day job, he had put a nail through his palm and it was numb and beginning of infection.. I cleaned it for him and prescribed a remedy. He was grateful.

We also had interesting encounter on the way down with an older drunk female boater at one lock. She insisted we had stolen her lock windlass, and became violent and abusive and shutting the lock gates so we could not leave. The police were called and they sorted the matter, and surprise suprise, found her windlass on the floor where she had dropped it after falling over…… We called the police after her boyfriend came and threatened me as well……..both easy to handle but its better to let the police sort these matters. They could accuse me of all sorts.

The next day we had a lovely cruise to the final lock before getting on the Thames…… and our propulsion ceased. We had to wait till the next day for an engineer who removed a black bag full of clothing and wire from our prop shaft and then he replaced the holding nut on the accelerator cable which also contributed to the lack of power. In the event we missed the booked time for the lock to the Thames, and the next one is in a few days.

So have been working on the Japanese translation of the TPB, a couple of cases and various other business matters.

Our dog started coughing so took him to the vet where Tracheitis was diagonosed. As he was in severe pain from the infection, he had painkillers and i gave three remedies over 2 weeks……… he is now responding well and is getting better.

The dog also has joint issues on front legs with arthritis in damp weather. Symptoms would suggest Rhus tox unless ALL the modalities are taken into consideration.

To mention one only: we observe this curious action (which is found in very few other medicines, and in these never in such a great degree), viz. The severest symptoms and sufferings are excited when the body or the limb is at rest and kept as much as possible without movement. The opposite of this, namely an increase of the symptoms by the movement is much more rarely observed. The other remarkable peculiarities will be easily found in the following list of symptoms of rhus, which are truthfully recorded.
When we attentively examine the symptoms of bryonia, we shall perceive, on the one hand, a strong resemblance to those of rhus, and on the other, remarkable contrasts. How striking is the aggravation of symptoms, almost identical with those observed from rhus during movement of the body in the case of bryonia, and their amelioration by avoiding all movement exactly the opposite of what rhus does!

Too many times I have seen prescribers give Rhus Tox without the above modality, and then wonder why the prescription failed.

He responded well to BRYONIA and then it moved to BELLADONNA and now is on PULSATILLA.

Older Dog, Blind and Deaf so remedies are given cautiously with all factors considered.

Why Hahnemann?

For most people practising homoeopathy, the influence on their case taking and analysis is Kentian. If like me, back in the 80s,a yearly review of my patients showed less than a 45% cure rate which motivated me to return to the writings of Hahnemann and evaluate where I was going wrong.

What I learned-Kent was not a Hahnemannian.

https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.org/2019/08/13/the-problem-with-jt-kent-and-homoeopathy/

I then spent the next two years ‘unlearning Kent and re-establishing the correct case taking and evaluation techniques as defined by Hahnemann. My clinical cure rate went up to 80% as I applied Hahnemann’s methodology. Persons who attend the 4-day training for inclusion on the IHM Register also have high rates of success with utilising Hahnemann’s methodology and using the Therapeutic Pocket Book in daily practice.

Homoeopathy is a very forgiving therapy. A remedy that produces similar symptoms to the patient, will generally kick a curative response. However, when a patient requires a remedy to tackle the central disease state, aphorism 153 is the answer.

§ 153 Sixth Edition
In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of the natural disease with the list of symptoms of known medicines, in order to find among these an artificial morbific agent corresponding by similarity to the disease to be cured, the more striking, singular, uncommon and peculiar (characteristic) signs and symptoms1 of the case of the disease are chiefly and most solely to be kept in view; for it is more particularly these that very similar ones in the list of symptoms of the selected medicine must correspond to, in order to constitute it the most suitable for effecting the cure. The more general and undefined symptoms: loss of appetite, headache, debility, restless sleep, discomfort, and so forth, demand but little attention when of that vague and indefinite character, if they cannot be more accurately described, as symptoms of such a general nature are observed in almost every disease and from almost every drug.

For a homoeopath, it is vital that they understand the meaning of the aphorism above. It is the cornerstone of finding the KEY symptoms for prescribing and matching with a correct remedy.

Kent, ignoring Hahnemann, emphasised the mental symptoms as the key. Nowhere does Hahnemann express the thought that the mind is the primary consideration, EXCEPT in mental diseases. Aph 210-220. He did say an altered disposition is always considered………..but it would have to be in line with aphorism 153 to be useful.

We teach how to isolate the prescribing symptoms to find the expression disease as per all the instruction and clues given by Hahnemann and Boenninghausen.

Once a practitioner is on the right track, everyone benefits.

 

The progress for the IHM as of March 2021

We are providing an online course in Spanish through the Mexican I.H.M. facility.

https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.org/2021/03/06/our-online-course-in-mexico/

In the UK, we are concentrating on practitioner training in-house, to ensure total absorption of the material presented and to be sure the individual has a firm grasp on the process of case taking and what to concentrate on for rubric and remedy selection.

We aim to provide a centre for practitioners who wish to learn Hahnemannian homoeopathy via one and two-day seminars, mentoring programs, live patient assessments, study nights and guest speakers. To facilitate this, we are in the process of purchasing a commercial guest house in Eastbourne for in-stay patients and clinic. We concentrate in the main on using the Therapeutic Pocketbook as an accurate repertory that emulates the methodology of Hahnemann.

Our breakfast room on its own will seat 10 comfortable for seminars, and with the addition of the adjoining lounge, 16 persons.

We will solely be focused on homoeopathy and the appropriate remedies and not include flower remedies or the use of.

https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.org/2021/01/13/are-the-bach-flower-remedies-valid-homoeopathic-treatments/

We will of course consider mechanical adjustment if required via osteopathy or chiropractic as an adjunct to the curative treatment if a joint needs realigning.

For those wishing to take the four-day course to become a member of the IHM Register, the intensive teaching will also as a bonus include 3 free nights and breakfast at the hotel. Subject to availability, extra nights can be booked for a reduced fee.

We hope to be taking possession and working on the courses from June.

 

 

 

We done did it.

The IHM has had the offer for purchase accepted. Now we have lawyers and agents acting on our behalf.

Our online Course in Mexico

Dr Guillermo Zamora is rolling out the IHM course for Spanish Speaking persons from Mexico. The course is for people from Mexico, Argentina Colombia and others.

https://institutodemedicinahomoeopaticaamericalatina.wordpress.com/cursos-de-capacitacion-en-medicina-homeopatica/

Talk to him if you are considering learning the therapy or if you wish to improve clinical ability as a practitioner.

Integrity in the face of adversity.

It would seem if we are to board an aircraft in the near future, we will require proof of vaccine. At present, I don’t see a way to avoid this and I myself being an avid visitor of other countries in my teaching career, am sad to see NO CHOICE in the matter.

I also am encountering difficulty in obtaining a sample of the Pfizer vaccine to make a remedy from, so if anyone has a vial, let me know and I will provide a mailing address.

It is vital in these difficult times to be the best practitioner we can.  To this end, we have decided to emphasise the need to remain steadfast in our use of homoeopathy according to the rules and tenets of Hahnemann’s directions. Two centuries and millions of words written regard the cures and effects of homoeopathy upon sick people and animals provide a clear picture of the efficacy of the therapeutics.

The IHM also stands firm in its resolve to not mix therapies that give medicines not based on the law of cure, or that lack provings, or are not made in accord with Hahnemann’s methodology.

For members of the IHM register who teach or practice such therapies, we have decided to remove the individuals from the Register and no longer promote their practice. We cannot condone the integration of pseudo homoeopathic practices or allow false therapies to be taught as being OK alongside homoeopathy.  Until an individual returns to the singular and proven practice of homoeopathy for curative aims, (a practitioner can utilise proven therapies outside of homoeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, nutrition, massage etc) but not therapies like Tissue salts, Flower remedies and other non proved or tested practices, that have no part in the discipline of homoeopathy, we cannot endorse that practitioner to the public.

The IHM continues to pursue the purchase of a hotel/guest house and are in negotiations.

We want to offer training in the use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book so a practitioner can utilise the exact process in case taking and evaluation as defined by Hahnemann for the benefit of patients. Seminars and short residencies will be offered to facilitate this.

More details later.