I was in the company of a homoepathic colleague several years ago. He expressed the wish that all allopathic surgeries were taken over by homoeopaths.
Sadly, I could not agree with him. This cannot and SHOULD not happen. The truth is that a lot, if not the majority of homoeopaths are not sufficiently trained to practice and prescribe quickly on Hahnemannian principles for the benefit of the patients. Also, we as a profession need to re-establish our credentials by having central training, especially for those without knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and knowledge of current allopathic treatments for health conditions.
We at the IHM have been looking hard at the current armoury of allopathic medications, and are discussing which treatments do not suppress the living organism and are perhaps necessary on a temporary basis to prevent further issues, ie blood thinners or some heart regulators.
Whilst all of us here in the IHM are dedicated to the practice of homoeopathy, and are convinced of the efficacy of the treatments, we are also realists in this over-medicated system, and try to work with the drugs that a patient is on until the remedial action of a remedy allows the body to self regulate. It is time-consuming and sometimes 3 steps forward and 2 steps backwards, yet that is part of how we have to work with the patients’ problems.
Our profession in the west is slowly disappearing. The term “Homoeopathy” continues, along with the designation “homoeopath”, yet the real practice and application are no longer at the forefront of treatment. A patient looking for a practitioner is at a disadvantage, he or she no longer is sure of the Hahnemannian treatment. So sad. Homoeopathy is very forgiving, and for acute diseases. a remedy given that is close to the symptoms of the disease will trigger an immune response that will be curative. For deeper problems, an understanding of Hahnemann’s research is required.
The IHM teaches Hahnemannian homoeopathy, and each of the members of the Register practices in the manner described and taught by Hahnemann. Although we can’t help everybody, we can be assured that the methodology employed in treatment offers the best chance of success.
The IHM has moved to online teaching and will begin the second intake of students shortly. We will give details as soon as we can.
What we teach.
We give all the Hahnemannian directives and principles through case taking and case analysis. We cover the Organon pointers in each step that is taken during the process to ensure finding the best medicine. A few steps are required to be made before utilising aphorism 153 as the final arbiter.