Monthly Archives: April 2021

How the Eastbourne IHM HQ will operate.

We are intending to take patients with problems as paying guests in the B&B and monitor them for the period of time they elect to stay with us. A daily observation/case review will take place.

I would like 2 or more practitioners to be present at the initial intake, and share in the discussion afterwards to choose a remedy and treatment protocol. Should a practitioner require to stay overnight, if we have space, we can offer accomodation at reduced rates. We are surrounded by restaurants and delivery services, or if a few colleagues are staying, our kitchens can produce an evening meal.

p1060363I have not got around to sorting fees, either from us or to us from patients and practitioners. That will come later.

I have all the remedies required made in our own pharmacy from Spain. I mainly use LM potencies. These will be available for use.

If an approved practitioner would like to use the premises for their own practice, we can discuss.

For overseas practitioners coming for the 4 day application for joining the IHM Register, we will include up 4 nights free accomodation  (breakfast included) subject to space and eligibility. This is not part of the training fee so please treat as a gift and not a right.

These are a few of the complications that we have treated successfully.

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More information available as we progress.

Training Seminars.

The I.H.M will continue with its specialist 2 day training Seminars for advanced students and practitioners.

Pre Covid, these seminars were conducted in Spain, Bangkok, Hong Kong, USA and Europe. The seminars arose out of the request from practitoners to give aid in cases that were not resolving. I found it easier to show the methodology according to Hahnemanns directions rather than solve one case for them.

Seminar #1. Case taking. Certificate course.

1/. Examine the protocol for extracting the symptoms of the disease the patients are suffering from.

2., Observe the picture of the disease and isolate the strange rare and peculiar.

3/. Find the closest remedy with the same symptoms that has the disease picture in it.

4/. Read the remedy in the correct manner to ascertain if the pace and pitch of the disease fits the remedy with no opposing symtoms to negate the prescription.

5/. View and analyse several cases on video and powerpoint to comprehend Hahnemanns methodology.

6/ We will use the Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen as our repertory of choice.

We will present this course for a minimum of 6 practitioners (maximum of 12) to facilitate interaction and personal guidance as required.

working lunchThe course will be conducted at the I.H,M. clinic and centre in Eastbourne after June on completion of the purchase of the property. The dining room will seat 20 comfortably and have full catering and refreshment and electric point for computers.

The book version of the repertory by Polony and Weaver is available at attendee discount, as is the computer repertory.

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THE CONVALESCENT HOME AT EASTBOURNE

THE HISTORY OF THE LONDON HOMOEOPATHIC HOSPITAL
Presented by Peter Morrell & Sylvain Cazalet. THE CONVALESCENT HOME AT EASTBOURNE
For 15 Women and Girls and 5 Children – 20 Beds


The Convalescent Home, Eastbourne
36, Enys Road, corner of Enys ans Carew Roads (nearly opposite the Princess Alice Memorial Hospital). Open to Visitors daily (Sundays excepted) from 2.30 till 4.30.

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This century -“Woman’s Era” as it has very justly been called – will probably see the swing back of the pendulum and the final adjustment of the woman question.

     More and more we see how, when a woman seriously sets herself a task and makes it her business to do it properly, she seldom fails to make a great success.

     There is one particular in which her superiority is acknowledged by both sexes – namely, in the making of a home. Man can make money and a great many other things, but with the best will in the world, his home is unhomely until a good woman has put her gentle seal upon it.


Patients at Tea in the garden of the convalescent home, Eastbourne.

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     A Convalescent Home more than any other requires a woman’s help and guidance, and the Hospital was particularly fortunate in securing the active efforts and munificence of Mrs. Clifton Brown, who, together with Major Vaughan Morgan, founded the Homoeopathic Convalescent Home at EastBourne.

     The Home was opened on Saturday, August 25, 1888. To the indefatigable efforts of the chairman, Major William Vaughan Morgan, in the foundation and organisation of the institution, and to his indomitable energy and influence with other kind friends, the existence of the Home is due, and in the establishment of this new institution a fresh debt was added to those which the cause and friends of homoeopathy already owed to him.

     It is interesting at the present day to recall the names of some of the generous donors who assited in making the Home possible, many of whom have unfortunately now passed away : Mr Hugh Cameorn, who assisted at the foundation of the London Homoeopathic Hospital itself and rallied his friends to help in the establishment of the Home by donations amounting to over £ 1,100; Mrs. Clifton Brown, whose munificent gift of £ 1,000 at once made the establishment of the Home possible; Mrs. William Vaughan Morgan, Miss J. Durning Smith, Miss Barton, Miss Isabella Barton, Mr. and Mrs Frank Smart, Mr. James Spicer, the Earl of Dysart, Mr. Henry Tate, Miss Houldsworth, Mr. William Debenham, Mr. Maurice Powell, Miss C. A. Stilwell and Mrs. Whateley Willis, were among a large number of liberal donors to the Foundation Fund.

     The total amount received in donations, including the proceeds of a concert at the Duke of Westminster’s London residence, was £ 3,251. This amount enabled the Board to purchase the lease of the house and furnish it, and also meet the unavoidable expenses of its organisation and establishment, without dawing on the subscription list.

     The first legacy received for the Home was bequeathed to it while yet the scheme was in an undeveloped stage. General Sir James Alexander, K.C.B. for many years a firm homoeopathist and member of the Board of Management of the Hospital, bequeathed in 1887 the sum of £ 500 to form the first investment for its maintenance. This good example has been emulated by many friends since.

     It is to be regretted that in one important particular the original scheme has not yet been carried into effect. The Home was primarily designed for men, women and children, as well as for the nurses of the Hospital. Unfortunately, in a house of its size, the reception of men patients is impossible, and so perforce the patients have up to the present been limited to nurses, women and children.

     It must be remembered that men patients are, of all others, those for whom the benefits of a convalescent home are most urgently needed. It is on their health that the maintenance of their families depends. Experience at the Hospital has proved that men patients, forced to resume their daily work too soon after serious illness, are liable to return to the Hospital wards after a breaf absence, whereas two or three weeks at the seaside, passed in freedom from cares and under favourable conditions, would have given them a long lease of health and strenght.

     For the moment the male patients of the Hospital are being sent to a convalescent home at Bexhill-on-Sea, by arrangement with that institution.

     It is intended to provide a home for the reception of men patients so soon as arrangements can be made. The sum o £ 3,184 has already been contributed for the purpose. The Home has bestowed its benefits during the 25 years of tis existence of 5,000 persons, its admissions numbering 200 annually.

     It is maintained by annual subscriptions and is preserved from debt by the income from a legacy left to it by Major Vaughan Morgan.

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Copyright © Peter Morrell or Sylvain Cazalet 1999

Our future plans.

There is nothing we can do regarding the world situation, but even in these times, we can improve our skills in case taking and patient mangement.

The Institute for homoeopathic Medicine is a Hahnemnn centric organisation. The teaching staff have many years of experience using the methodology of Hahnemann and utilising the Therapeutic Pocket Book of Boenninghausen. We have the proven experience that Hahnemanns directives give the practitioner the best chance to effect a curative response for the patient.

It is our intent to offer patient in stay observation and homoeopathic advice at our new centre when it is opened. We will offer comfortable accomodation for the selected period of time up to 14 days. The daily fee will include breakfast. Evening dinner can be provided at a small additional cost.

The spouse of the patient is permitted to come for free sharing the same room.

There will be fixed fee for the homoeopathic treatment and medicines. Your personal homoeopath can be invited to attend the consultations and observation if desired.

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  • Eastbourne Beach – 4-minute walk
  • Sea front 2-minute walk.
  • Eastbourne Pier – 7-minute walk
  • Town Centre-11 minute walk

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Turn left and the seafront is visible. Nice for gentle walks in the sea air.

We also want to start a one or two day teaching seminar for advanced students and practitioners to introduce them to using the Hahnemannian approach to case taking and for using the Therapeutic Pocket Book. If the patients in residence are agreeable, we would like to conduct a daily group case taking analysis to objectively choose a remedy, or observe the remedy reaction. Medically qualified Homoeopaths and non medically qualified can apply for this facility.

We will in due course, conduct an online course for beginners wanting to learn homoeopthy as a profession. The important parts of these topics will be covered in our clinic seminars to clarify what Hahnemann said as opposed to other teachers.

we will cover:

  • The history, theoretical and practical understanding of homoeopathy.
  • Pharmacology of the 125 drugs as used in the TPB.
  • Homoeopathic emergencies.
  • Chronic conditions.
  • Long term damage as caused by immune suppressants and vaccines.
  • Use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book
  • How to conduct a homoeopathic case taking.
  • Patient analysis and prescription and patient management,

How do remedies work?

How do remedies work?

james-compton-burnett-1840-1901Im writing this for patients and practitioners to get a grasp of the use of remedies. Actually, its more to outline my observations from nearly 40 years of practice because if I am honest, I have no idea how the remedies work. I do however have observed certain actions collectively, and individually related to certain remedies and these notes and thoughts are what I present here.

Firstly, in order to cure, a drug is required. The definition of a drug is a substance that will effect a change in the living economy. Coffee and tea by definition are drugs. Also, words, music and emotions can effect a change.

Hower, for the sake of this discussion we will remain with the use of remedies that have been prepared according to the directions of Hahnemann, because these drugs have been tested and the symptoms they produce have been recorded.

We will take a patients case according to the directions in aphorism 6:

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.

So we build a personalised symptom picture of the DISEASED individual regardless of the common symptoms known to the named disease, because each patient expresses the infection or disease process individually. Once we have this, we are instructed in aphorism 153 to: 

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 symptoms of the case of 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.

We need to find the remedy that matches the characteristic nature of the disease, that means the general and particular EXPRESSION of this patients display of symptoms whilst affected. This can be found in ‘peculiar’ symptoms, that is ‘pertaining to’, which are marked in the patient and also CHARACTERISTIC of just one or two remedies. Look at the fever symptoms of Belladonna and if the patient exhibits the glassy eyes and nature of the fever, then that will be the remedy.

So what happens after administration of the remedy? It is my observation that we have now given a drug that has stronger and particular symptoms of the disease (albeit artificial from the remedy) so that the overwhelmed immune system can now focus on and deal with. 

Disease is a process. Sometimes as the disease responds via the immune system, the shift of the disease expression also occurs, and another remedy will be indicated, this usually as the whole nature of the disease moves. The remedy is not to be changed unless it has moved away from the primary drug action. 

We sometimes do not know what the cause is, or what is the centre of the process is, and when this happens it is imperative we do not chase symptoms, but rather focus closely on the primary and charateristic symptoms of the disease.

As it is the body that cures, we need to be careful about introducing too many remedies along the way. A process has been started and we need to let the process work at its own required pace and power, and only interject when it appears to falter or change direction into a worsening state…….. that is why Hahnemann insists we let the dose work out and even expire before repeating. Then we are sure.

Some remedies have alternating actions, and sometimes a 2nd dose of the same remedy will correct the first dose. Sometimes it will aggravate the situation. I tend to wait after the first dose unless I know the remedy well and know it will correct an aggravation. 

Every remedy produces PRIMARY symptoms, and these must not be mistaken for changed patient symptoms. Better to check the remedy symptom index and see if the ‘new’ symptom picture is in the remedy………usually it is, so wait!

We are not symptom removers, we are physicians chasing the cure. 

I often get cases where too many remedies have destroyed the picture. At some stage I may give a dose of Sepia 200c and let the economy settle for 2-4 weeks and take the case again.

Do not be in a hurry to keep prescribing. Wait. Ask an experienced homoeopath who can observe externally and see what is required. 

Always allow time for the body to fix itself.