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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.

Thoughts on concomitant symptoms.

The following is Guillermo Zamora’s definition after long talks between us.

clemensmariafranciscusvonbc3b6nninghausenPreface of the TPB
“The greatest difficulty to be encountered by those novices in homoeopathy, who do not have recourse to a repertory, is the cure of maladies that shew themselves by a few symptoms which answer to a great number of medicaments. For instance, a malignant whooping-cough was prevalent amongst the children in this neighborhood. In its origin, the indications for the employment of “drosera” were only exceptional, and none of those were developed which call for the other remedies ordinarily employed. However, in all the children affected, swelling and puffiness was remarked, not so much in the face as above the eyes, between the eyelids and eyebrows, where it frequently formed a thick little bag,—a symptom which had never been observed amongst those of any other medicament, except ” kali-carb” (219)*; and, in fact, this medicament was the only one that at the commencement of the epidemy effected a quick and lasting cure. It was only in the last stage that this malady took another form, characterized by cold perspiration on the forehead, and vomitings during the fit, symptoms which require the use of “veratr. alb.”

* Guillermo’s Note: The symptom Boenninghausen refers to is found in “Chronic Diseases” (CD) by Samuel Hahnemann, and reads as follows:

CD, Kali-C, Symptom 219: “- Swelling between the eyebrows and lids, like a little sac.”
See P&W TPB CODE ID: 190

In this case, anyone would think that there is a possibility that a symptom in a given case has not been described in the pathology books due to the individualized way in which each patient reacts, or that a symptom that is well described in the pathology is not find in that patient. However, it will always be very positive for a professional to be aware of the pathology so that he knows what, how and when to expect from a particular case of illness. The same will be positive to be alert in order to detect a symptom that has not been reported in the pathology through the standardization of general concomitance criteria.

The curious thing here is that the Kali-c symptom can be found in pathology books, although not as such, some adenovirus infections are described, which can produce a cough similar to that of whooping-cough, which they can also infect the mucosa of the eyelids. It is also known that pertussis itself produces bloated, edematous face and swollen eyelids.

A common daily case in the clinic.

This is a simple case to demonstrate the Hahnemann method of essentials required in case taking. Its not complicated and I have stripped out much of the other symptoms that were presented to focus on the complaint.

Members of the IHM will use the Therapeutic pocket Book for analysis, but feel free to use any repertory you have.

You can answer in the comments section.

man-coughing-on-handYou have been exposed to colleagues at work who are coughing while in various stages of a flu outbreak. Within a few days, you start coughing. It is dry, non-productive, deep and hacking, worse in cold air, and talking. Coughing produces a very raw sore feeling in the chest, which is relieved by drinking sips of cold water. Coughing can be incessant in trying to bring up mucous from the chest, but expectoration is rare with any bits that come up only making it as far as being swallowed. On one occasion the coughing was so intense that a small amount of urine involuntarily escaped. What remedy would you think of first?

IHM teaching centre and clinic seminar in January 2022.

I.H.M. INTERNATIONAL at BOYNE HOUSE, 
12 St. Aubyns Road
EASTBOURNE. East Sussex BN22 7AS

telephone 07367 527072

email:education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

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Clinics and teaching faculties in U.K., U.S.A., Japan, Spain, Estonia, Portugal, Mexico, Israel and Syria.

On January 15-16. Duration: 2 days.

9:30-5:30pm. For advanced students and practitioners.

Seminar subject:

Strange rare and peculiar, according to Hahnemann.

Seminar oversview.

There is in general a lot of confusion as to WHAT is prescribing symptom according to aphorism 153.

§ 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 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.

It is our experience that prescribing only on the essential and accurate symptoms of the patient, (as instructed by Hahnemann) using only 3 or 4 rubrics of the Therapeutic pocket book,  that represent the nature of the disease AND a similar remedy, has increased practitioner success in the clinic to about 80% on the first prescription. We will use cases to demonstrate how Hahnemanns method is still valid and accurate in the 21st century, and does not require any modern methods of interpretation as is prevalent today.

 

tpbpwlaptop2The lecturer for this seminar will be Gary Weaver. An international lecturer for over 30 years, Specialising in homoeopathy after completing his medical training in 1982 and  holding membership of prestigious colleges and organisations in India, Australia and Europe, He founded 5 teaching institutes in the UK, Finland and Ireland. Together with Vladimir Polony, they reorganised and corrected the Therapeutic Pocket Book  by Boenninghausen into modern English turning it into a useful repertory and making it available as the SYNOPSIS computer program. Each member of the IHM register has been trained in the use of the repertory and utilises it as the mainstay of their reference material in the clinic.

Maximum attendees is 10.  This for comfort and  personal attention for the attendees.

working lunchThe price for two days is inclusive of tea, coffee, juice and snacks provided for the breaks and as required during the teaching. Also a light lunch can be provided on both days if required. (The area is well served with cafes and restaurants if you prefer).

Cost is £185. Payable by cash, PAYPAL or credit card. Call or email the centre.

boyne-house-guest-house2We have 6 bedrooms so for anyone needing overnight accomodation at practitioner prices, let us know and we will endeavour to facilitate. 

 

 

The strangest 10 weeks

So i presented with long covid symptoms. Taste, smell hearing loss, energy loss, breathing issues. could sleep lying down, etc etc. Symptoms got worse.

One night, I woke on the kitchen floor, severe pain in my body. I couldnt talk clearly… I called my sister and just said.. “ambulance”

Was taken to hospital with severe odema and heart failure. 97% occlusion. Had 11 litres of fluid removed. One more day and it was possible I could have died.

So.. after multiple exminations including physical tubes down throat and up arms…. i took a procedure which stopped my heart and then reset the frequency, which solved my problem. Now the heart is working at near full capacity. I am tired but every day the energy is returning.

Why did it happen? No cause found. However I suspect that long Covid triggered the weakness and entered me into this situation. I see that covid is able to set off problems, although not able to create disorders.

I had lots of time to reflect on medicine and homoeopathy and treatments. A lot of Hahnemanns words and statements were put under the microscope, and after deep consideration, I feel I came to understand clearly the differences between allopathic medicine, treatmens and curative action.

What is allopathic treatment? Well, nothing I underwent was anything other that emergency treatment. Heart not working, odema and subsequent respiratory distress. Trying to breathe through a lungful of fluid. Treatment… remove the fluid. Heart in wrong frequency system, treatment… reset to correct one.

I asked myself if this was Hahnemanns definition of allopathic medical treatment, and after reflecting, I saw that there was no other treatment that would have worked. It was pure physical extraction of fluid (via medication) and electric shock to reset the heart.

Would a homoeopath use the same avenues and medicines to solve the problem? I believe we would. Why not? The aim is to save the patients life first, and then AFTER, find the correct remedies to keep the patient in health.

Now I do have a boxful of medicines that they seem ‘necessary’ to work post procedure, and having gone through the list, i have deleted 2, and the others, I am taking on the basis of being only one week out of hospital and using temporarily. A blood thinner, a diurectic, a heart rythmn monitor, and occasional use of a beta blocker when blood pressure rises and causes a pain in the chest. The pain is getting less as also the rise in BP.

I dont have clear prescribing sx for remedies at this moment, but Im sure as my condition improves, I will see them for remedial help and allopathic medicine replacements.

I have a very clear idea of how to treat long covid. There is necessity to give something to remove covid from the body, and my experience and observation is to give chlorine dioxide in liquid fom in measured doses. Some countries have it administered via the goverment with measured success, although the results are not published in the mainstream press. I have colleagues who give it and report the benefits of homoeopathic medicines working and holding well and producing a curative effect. One of the problems with treting covid and long covid, is that remedies initially work, and then stop working. This approach removes the negative effect. Im very pleased with the result of giving chlorine dioxide to remove virus in the body. https://andreaskalcker.com/en/coronavirus/clinical-study-with-chlorine-dioxide.html

More later.

A personal perspective of Long Covid.

Im entering the 4th week of infection and symptoms. Its been singularly unpleasant, difficult and painful. One of the huge obstacles to cure hs been my inabilitly to think and rationalise with a background of mild hallucinations.Ive received many good prescriptions which one by one didnt hold and ultimately failed.

long-covid-effectsIt led me to examine the reason for this phenomena, which took time due to my state of sickness, but i think i figured it out.

The IHM have a high percentage of medical drs on it Register. I asked two for help, people Ive worked with for 6 years. They took my symptoms and determined that the most important and primary concern was to get me breathing properly, so based on essential needs, i was given Carbo Veg. We had a huge collection of sx according to aph 6, including changes in thinking, sx relating to circumstances etc, however aphorism 153 tells us to extract the sx of the disease that characterise the problem, ie the centre of the disease which can be represented in a remedy.

From diagnostic signs, skin colour, oxygen saturation levels, type of breathing, it was ovious my issue was lack of oxygen. If this was the cause, then every other sx I was having was probably a result of that.

Within an hour. I began to breathe easier and colour came back into my features. I continued with the CV for two days.

As the sx changed, i was given another prescription which proved incorrect, and I had to antidote with the indicated remedy which fortunately worked very well. We all make the mistake from time to time when we change remedies, a lack of reading the sx properly or thinking that the remedy is question is good for this type of problem. Anyhow i got over the issue in the early hours of the morning. I am always grateful that the right remedy eases these type of problems quickly.

Now on LYC. Improvement about 70%. Body is still incredibly tired, yet I feel I am part of the human race again. I can walk to my bedroom, still exhausting but no longer the 15 minute recovery rate required for the exhaustion. I still sit and take 5 minutes to get the energy to move………yet once moving, no overwhelming tiredness.

My mind is clear.

This morning I sneezed 6 or 7 times. It didnt feel like normal sneezing. When i can explain further  Iwill.

This long covid can be overcome with building the immune system with good prescribing. Time and patience.

what a week…………..

Ive been sick. Upper respiratory chest pain, cough, overwhelming tiredness, Whacky dreams, aching teeth, lots of random symptoms. I live in the country and am alone for a month and more and family have gone abroad to deal with a couple of issues……….

I never for one second suspected COVID as the sx are simply not covid. But my energy was going down in 10 minute intervals.

My sister is a nurse at the local hospital working a nighshift, and I called her and asked if she could bring some test kits out… I never call my sister regarding health issues, so she knew it was important. Bless her heart she came out within an hour…

We did the test, and was negative. So what ever I was suffering from was part of the old fashioned rotating diseases that are going around.

Last night was the worst night i experienced. Hallucinations and persistent dreams……

However, it pulled together a prescription of Rhus Tox and so I took it.

When my sis was here, she cleaned up, the dishwasher and general tidy away.

There was a lot of mental confusion in the illness. some sense of emotional weakness, headache, people avoidance…etc

Will this be curative? Who knows…………..but confident in the prescription for now.

Will know tomorrow if things are lifting…….

So far, PHos.. worked a little, Bryonia, worked a little, sulphur, worked a little and now RHus Tox.

more later

The most common mistakes outlined in casetaking.

1/. I see this all the time. Sadly it is the Kentian spiritual teaching regarding mental emotional and Constitutional symptoms being the correct and essential prescribing criteria which has created this situation. It is false.

Hahnemann stated clearly:

1200px-Portrait_of_Samuel_Hahnemann._Wellcome_L0015074§ 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.

When analysis is applied to this directive, it becomes clear that there is no emphasis on the mind or desires or indeed, to personality, (another misleading emphasis in understanding remedies).

2/. In case taking, both the symptoms of the disease, and the individual reaction to the disease are to be noted. If we know the nature of a named disease, its progression and pathology, we can note clearly which aspects of its reach is affecting the patient, and how the patient processes the infection in an individual way.

§ 153 Sixth Edition
In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of thesamuel-hahnemann-1 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 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.

Many years ago, in my studies to find out how to take a case, I went out on a limb and noted only the chief characteristics of a patients presentation, one two or three symptoms which ‘peculiarised’ and personalised the case before me. As I refined this technique, I learned to see the disease through the patients expressions of symptoms, not all the symptoms were of the pathology of the named disease, yet were intrinsically part of that infection though not noted as part of that disease. the patient presented symptoms which were expressed reactively and individually and as such needed individual treatment.

dental_doctor-thinkingsmallEach living organism comes from a line of genetic encoding and also the line of disease and weakness in the family. One family will be tubercular inclined and another from the results of say, a syphilitic background which has been well diluted but expressed through acute diseases not immediately associated with syphilis.

Because of the unknown backgrounds, we can ONLY prescribe on the symptoms presented. So for example, a patient presenting ringworm, we have a few remedies that deal with that infection readily. Occasionally, the patient does not resolve despite careful noting of the symptoms and a few doses of the requisite remedy. Compton-Burnett noted that ringworm ONLY appeared on susceptible people of a tubercular diathesis, and studied Bacillinum carefully, and then gave to the non resolving patients. Without exception, they all were relieved of Ringworm.

The practice of homoeopathy is solely effective based on the similarity of the remedy to the disease. However, it is ESSENTIAL to have the correct symptoms of the ‘disease’ to be effective.

The ‘disease’, is the individual presentation of the change in the patient and how that is expressed, not the symptoms of the named pathology. It is not merely the collection of symptoms collectively, it is the drilling down to the strangeness (to be discussed in seminars) the rarity of some symptoms (to be discussed in Seminars) and the characteristics (to be discussed in seminars) of both the disease and a considered remedy.

 

Post Covid symptoms that persist.

Sometimes this infection persists in some people.

Symptoms of long COVID

There are lots of symptoms you can have after a COVID-19 infection.

breathing20problemsCommon long COVID symptoms include: (taken from the NHS website)

  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain or tightness
  • problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness
  • pins and needles
  • joint pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • tinnitus, earaches
  • feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • rashes

Homoeopathy has remedies which can produce these symptoms.  A skilled practitioner can induce the immune system to combat the effects with the specific remedy that covers the presentation of the symptoms experienced. There is no single ‘blanket homoeopathic remedy’ that will cure, only the gentle restoration of health via the individualising of symptoms and the appropriate remedy at the right time.

immaculate-but-homely (1)We can treat as an out patient in our clinic. Should a person want a rest and homoeopathic advice, we offer a 3 or 7 day stay at our Bed and breakfast residence in Eastbourne.

The residential stay will be starting late August or before if the small remodeling is completed.