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When and how (or if) to use the Covid nosode.

coronavirus-cdc-645x645-1For those of us who have potencised nosode of the actual coronavirus, the question arises whether to use it and even when.

More and more cases of long term non recovery of the infection are surfacing these days. Remedies for the particular and individual symptoms of the patient are isolated and given, yet I have to ask if a direct nosode will clear the path quickly.

I havent tested the nosode myself. I have reports from some time ago that it worked well. 

Remedies are always prescribed on a symptom match. In certain diseases, a nosode can be very helpful to match and clear the infection and or disease progress. I have the remedy in a 200c. Need to decide on a protocol if am going to give.

We will see. Your comments are welcome.

Why Homoeopathy?

The modern world has pushed for control over science, societal parameters and medicine. It would be fair to say the world we live in is not a just one. The state of the majority of mankinds mental and physical health is not in harmony due to the pressures, chasing financial security, trying to seek independence from governmental rules and medical impositions. Most countries suffer an increase in diseases and a lessing of immunity to them, perhaps due to imposed medical treatments from the past.

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From a homoeopathic point of view, cure from disease occurs when the immune system is aided to cure problems by the correct remedy/medicine that works with it rather than suppressing symptoms.

§ 11 Sixth Edition
When a person falls ill, it is only this spiritual, self acting (automatic) vital force, everywhere present in his organism, that is primarily deranged by the dynamic influence upon it of a morbific agent inimical to life; it is only the vital force, deranged to such an abnormal state, that can furnish the organism with its disagreeable sensations, and incline it to the irregular processes which we call disease; for, as a power invisible in itself, and only cognizable by its effects on the organism, its morbid derangement only makes itself known by the manifestation of disease in the sensations and functions of those parts of the organism exposed to the senses of the observer and physician, that is, by morbid symptoms, and in no other way can it make itself known.

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§ 17 Sixth Edition
Now, as in the cure effected by the removal of the whole of the perceptible signs and symptoms of the disease the internal alteration of the vital principle to which the disease is due – consequently the whole of the disease – is at the same time removed,1 it follows that the physician has only to remove the whole of the symptoms in order, at the same time, to abrogate and annihilate the internal change, that is to say, the morbid derangement of the vital force – consequently the totality of the disease, the disease itself.2  But when the disease is annihilated the health is restored, and this is the highest, the sole aim of the physician who knows the true object of his mission, which consists not in learned – sounding prating, but in giving aid to the sick.

§ 19
Now, as diseases are nothing more than alterations in the state of health of the healthy individual which express themselves by morbid signs, and the cure is also only possible by a change to the healthy condition of the state of health of the diseased individual, it is very evident that medicines could never cure disease if they did not possess the power of altering man’s state of health which depends on sensations and functions; indeed, that their curative power must be owing solely to this power they possess of altering man’s state of health.

So these are the things a homoeopath should be working towards……………. to find the most similar remedy to facilitate a curative change within the sick person.

§ 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 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.

Hahnemann taught how. The IHM continually promotes the working methodology.

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.

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.