The IHM has had the offer for purchase accepted. Now we have lawyers and agents acting on our behalf.
The IHM has had the offer for purchase accepted. Now we have lawyers and agents acting on our behalf.
Watching the events of the last few months, and how the countries are pushing towards vaccines as the answer, and how the populace are either worried to distraction or are against the lockdowns ………. I’m seeing how homoeopathy is being denigrated and indeed being removed by the fact-checkers on google and Facebook and other sites. We seem to be sidelined in favour of ‘proper treatment’.
Well, I worked out a prophylactic remedy a few months ago, and of the 600 plus people that I and other members of the IMH have given in 4 countries…. not a single case…
Guillermo Zamora and I have treated individuals with COVID sx to a good resolution………but who is listening…………?
The world is changing. Nothing will ever be the same. WE need to accept and be prepared to change how we do things and still be homoeopaths in mind and action. We need to make the room for us.
We at the IHM do not make claims to ‘cure’ COVID or offer alternative vaccines. We treat each case individually as per our Hahnemann protocols and will give the prophylactic to be taken once a week or every two weeks. Some give daily, my experience with taking more than once a week was a massive proving and difficulties until it wore off…So I advocate once a week simply because, in truth, I don’t know how long the protection lasts……. I know that weekly or even 2 weekly seems to hold.
We have to stand firm on the principles and be sure we know what we are prescribing for, the essential symptoms that need treating…… not just the remedy with the most symptoms covered.
The IHM uses the TPB of Boenninghausen simply because it follows the Hahnemannian protocols, and will work in 98% of cases both acute and chronic. We do not discount the use of other well-proved remedies and advocate a thorough knowledge of them before prescribing. The essence of using the TPB is a well-taken case and extracting the symptoms according to aphorism 153.
Every disease has a centre. The disease symptoms are known, and the patient exhibits symptoms ‘peculiar’ to the patient its either intensity or prominence. These all may have other symptoms not noted as pertaining to the disease state.
WE have to find these symptoms out of the collection of altered sensations that the patient feels. We have to remember that many symptoms are the result of the causative condition and therefore NOT prescribing symptoms per se.
Since 2016We have conducted a 4-day intensive seminar for application to become a member of the IHM. The students are all long time homoeopaths who increased their knowledge base by learning the Boenninghausen method and tidying up the loose ends that were muddied by Kent and others. The original venue was at our clinic in Seville Spain and has now relocated to The London area on our IHM Widebeam vessel.
We will offer a free bedroom aboard the vessel for individual applicants, and will just ask for a contribution toward food. The fee for the 4 days intensive will remain at the same cost as from 2016. It will be Sterling £900.
We will be fitting out boat for teaching in the next weeks, and be ready for the new year……..to get going government permitting. We already (with the help of members Abdul Malik and Imran Khan) are putting together a clinic for when we are ready to start…
The IHM has a 4 day training opportunity, starting in 2021. We dont claim to have all the answers, but we do feel we can teach the Hahnemanninan methodology in case taking.
What we teach:
“………….I live in XXXXX, can you recommend a homoeopath?”
We all get asked. I have a policy of not suggesting a name if I dont know anyone personally. I found it to be a fatal error to do so.
“……..You look so elegant, a long neck, for these reasons I am going to prescribe SWAN 1m for you….”
“………..You said you felt like you were drowning in problems, that your business was under water, for these reasons I am only going to look at sea mammal remedies for the similimum….”
At some point I gave up on mainstream homoeopathy. The therapy has lost its way. The people who use the medicines, I am loath to call them homoeopaths, have succumbed to the quasi healer thinking in the schools and never did learn to be physicians, instead relying on disparate teachings of the sensation method and mentalisations rather than solid prescribing symptoms. Most have not read the Organon or understand disease process and prefer to put their trust in the Universe rather than Hahnemanns directions.
A few year ago, a well known female homoeopath, prominent in her public persona and a staunch supporter of Sankaran, got very sick with food poisoning… for some reason she called me. I noted the symptoms, prescribed and waited on the phone with her as the medicine did its work and cleared the system. She never acknowledged it. Later I saw her lauding the power of the remedy but neglecting to mention me or the help she received. She did not have much to do with me after the episode… too embarrassed I guess that a person who practises in the Hahnemannian way saved her life.
Some of the modern provings are based on dreams, and used even though the person who had the dream NEVER took the remedy! Yet vast swathes of modern prescribers use the remedies and swear by their effectiveness, only to later drop the remedy from their medicine kit and privately admit they were not effective. This because the proving overseer is a ‘master practitioner’. This is a another fallacy simply because a well trained homoeopath would never let such a poorly tested and proven remedy see the light of day.
A colleague of mine in another country, is constantly amazed when talking to recently graduated practitioners that they know little or NOTHING of the Organon. “How can they treat people without knowing Hahnemanns instructions? she asked……… I just shrug.
It is 2:06 am here in Seville Spain. A long day, some patients (even on a Sunday) and sorting thing matters IHM.
The IHM officers here in Seville are currently taking the traditional August holidays out of the city due to the heat, and some even out of the country. I am left to hold down the clinic.
This past week, 2 non medical students attended the 2nd 5 day intensive training course here in Sevilla, They have been building on their first intensive with online and home study for a year. Finally they felt confident enough to come for the completion of their training.
The I.H.M. is please to announce that Abdul and Imran are the first non medically qualified students to have completed the full training. Both have been around homoeopathy for a number of years, and this course solidified their knowledge and expanded it to where it needed to be. As senior lecturer, I have been especially hard on both of them to ensure they kept on track and stayed the proper route. Where I saw weakness in attitude or a trait that would diminish their ability to do justice to the patient, I jumped on it. These two men need every Hahnemannian quality of observation and application to do good service, and I believe they are achieving it. I have nothing but respect for them.
Both students have worked through over 49 cases in the classroom with me in both teaching workshops, and in the teaching this week, they worked on 6 acute cases, with me, 3 as they came into me via email. The 3 cases, for which they worked on all reported a successful outcome. This case work on top of all their other studies.
They committed themselves to a hard life for two years, balancing family, secular work and study. They have a goal of working with communities in the London England area, and now are well on their way to achieving their project.
In the coming week, I will take pleasure in adding them to the list of IHM Practitioners.
Vera Resnick, who participated in teaching them in the first course, will take pleasure in co-signing their Diploma.
All the Officers of the IHM sincerely wish the best for their future and appreciate the hard work and effort that has been put into study.
We are running two training courses in February.
SPANISH ONLY: Thursday Feb 9th to Monday Feb 13 inclusive.
ENGLISH ONLY: Thursday Feb 16th-Monday Feb 20th inclusive.
We will be conducting the training course at out North Seville Clinic in Sevilla Spain as normal. Flights are inexpensive this time of the year and we can recommend Hotels. Public transport makes getting around very easy.
These two courses are for practitioners who have at least 3 years experience. The course material is intensive and will comprehensively cover all relevant and necessary Hahnemannian instructions from the Organon and Chronic diseases in relation to understanding how to extract the information required for accurate case taking, analysis and prescribing. The I.H.M. is a research and training organisation that was established in 1986 to promote the practice of homoeopathy as a medical specialty as outlined by Hahnemann.
We will discuss Miasms, What is a symptom, how to extract prescribing symptoms, how to differentiate between personality and morbid symptoms, how to find the symptoms that are central to both the case and a remedy, which symptoms to ignore and which cannot be ignored. We will look at prescribing protocols, LM potencies, repetition of the medicine, when to stop and when to change. All of the above list will be linked to associated Hahnemannian texts. We will demonstrate the principles with over 25 case examples with full explanation. We will take you on a tour of a Homoeopathic pharmacy and explain in detail how remedies are made.
If any practitioner, in the opinion of the I.H.M. teaching staff, meets the criteria for membership of the I.H.M. Register during the course, they will be awarded the membership Diploma at the end of the 5 days teaching.
Please contact us for your placement at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not exceed 5 persons for each course.
I.H.M. Office: Antonio Gil Ortega. Calle Guadeloupe 5, 1B. 41003. Sevilla. Telephone: 619 956365. E-mail: email@example.com Website:https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com
Is an allopathic qualification essential to being a good homoeopathic practitioner?
After much discussion ~ and based on the reality that most allopathically trained physicians do NOT have a good grasp on the Hahnemannian practice of homoeopathy, we at the IHM have concluded that it is not, and moreover, that bridging the gap between medical and non-medical homoeopaths is an integral part of the therapy’s future.
To this end, we have decided on the following:
The IHM Association will comprise of
Only Licentiate Practitioners, those who have trained with the IHM and have passed the requisite entry requirements for endorsement, will be promoted on the IHM’s official register: http://ihmstaff.boards.net/board/5/licentiate-practitioners
What we offer:
Based on the writings and thoughts of Samuel Hahnemann,
“…I have decided to open here in Leipsic, at the beginning of April, an Institute for Graduated Physicians. In this Institute I shall elucidate in every respect the entire homoeopathic system of healing as taught in the “Organon,” and shall make a practical application of it with patients treated in their presence, and thus place my pupils in a condition to be able to practise this system in all cases themselves. A six months’ course will be sufficient to enable any intelligent mind to grasp the principles of this most helpful science of healing. More detailed conditions will be sent on receipt of a prepaid envelope. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.Leipsic. 4th December, 1811.”
We took a look at the procedure to train persons to become a homoeopathic physician. Knowing that most people cannot take a 6 months sabbatical (as per Hahnemanns proposal) we have devised a method of seminar attendance and home study that spans one year. This will include:
Details pertaining to the professional one year training course. Leading to Licenciateship with the IHM
For Practising consultants:
If in the opinion of the training officers, if is thought that a practitioner is of sufficient knowledge and expertise and practices according to Hahnemanns methods, the IHM will consider awarding a licentiateship after the Primary intensive course.
What we cover in the 5 day intensive.
The languages used for teaching are English or Spanish.
(For those in South America, we also have a IHM teaching course in operation: https://institutodemedicinahomoeopaticaamericalatina.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/curso-de-capacitacion-homeopatica-para-principiantes-online-o-semipresencial/
For those in Asia, we have a course for beginners based in Hong kong. http://homeopathyhk.academy/
For those in Israel we have practitioner training.
Contact vera.homeopath@gmail . com
We will consider traveling to a location and conducting the teaching on site for 6 or more students for the 5 day intensive. Contact us to discuss.
We also conduct 2 day seminars in Spain. Contact us to discuss.
The IHM uses primary source materials for all of its teachings. Gary Weaver and Vladimir Polony compiled the SYNOPSIS computer program and spent 3 years working on updating the 1846 Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen, to correct errors of insertion, gradings and removing the incorrect additions by Allen. P & W also clarified the outdated English language and revised the terminology yet remained true to the original meaning. The repertory has been translated from the original German (included in the program) to English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. More languages will be added as and when.
The officers of the IHM are also the teachers.
Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugía por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona en 1980.
Formación en Homeopatía con Homoeopathia Europea con Jacques Imberechts desde 1978, y en cursos de la escuela argentina (Tomás Pablo Paschero, Eugenio Candebabe, …) y mexicana (Proceso Sánchez Ortega). Formación en el método de Alfonso Masi Elizalde en San Sebastián, 1987-1992.
Práctica clínica de medicina homeopática desde 1980; en Palma de Mallorca desde 1984.
Centre de Medicina Homeopàtica de Mallorca. Av. Joan March, nº 8, 5-1. Palma de Mallorca –España.
Tlf.: +34 971 20 65 66 / 658 810 910
Vera Resnick. Dhom med (Lic) IHM.
BA International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 1986
Qualified from Madicin, Tel Aviv, Israel (Homoeopathy) in 2004
Post Graduate studies with David Little 2004-2006
Advanced Clinical Studies with the IHM 2010-
Clinic: 43 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem, Israel
English and Hebrew speaker.
So as the second to last day gets underway in the 5 day intensive, I already see changes in the thinking of the student practitioners as they see the realities of practice methods according to Hahnemanns directions, and how their certainty in the prescription grows when comparing to the Materia Medica.
As we go through cases, I see the changes in collecting the symptoms as expressed by the patient rather than chasing some nefarious mental personality trait…
Good to see. Plenty of snacks and beverages to keep them going. We push students hard in their training so they learn to reach out and work through problems from the resources we provide them with so they are never stuck for an answer. Those resources are the Organon, Chronic Diseases and Materia Medicas.
Yesterday, I.H.M, staff member Vera Resnick connected through to us as presented for 1.5 hours, an insightful look at how to study a remedy with examples and direction. It was much appreciated and helpful.
Next week is a more advanced course with practitioners of long standing, again conducted in English. Anyone wanting to join us, it starts on Tuesday 9th of August… let us know, jump on a plane to Seville Spain and we will be ready for you…
A prescribing symptom is a symptom that characterizes the disease state as exhibited by the patient in his or her own peculiar way. That is: Peculiar to the patient , individual and therefore peculiar (either singularly or in combination with other symptoms) to but a few remedies.
In collecting the information required to make a homoeopathic prescription, we take note of nothing except the exhibition of changes that the known pathological disease makes in the patient. The symptoms exhibited will be a deeply individual reaction to the infection. This does not mean that the infection or ‘disease’ will always be reflected in strange or unusual symptoms, but it does mean the infection will perhaps make a person react to the infection with an affinity toward a location or a heavily one sided expression of the disorder.
For example the way a fever manifests itself. First it may be heat, then followed by chills… then later it may be chills followed by perspiration. In the midst of a prolonged fever there may be acute thirstlessness or an aching in the bones.. these are the characteristics of HOW the body reacts and expresses the disease state.
Many times I watch students trying to elicit mental symptoms during a case of disease instead of OBSERVING the patient and recording the physical symptoms in all facets of expression.
So a prescribing symptom, is an expression of how the disease has modified the state of health and detailed by Boenninghausen constitute the totality of characteristic symptoms:
QUIS : The make up of the patient
QUID : Peculiar sensations
UBI : Location of the disease
CUR : Cause of the disease
QUOMODO:Modalities of circumstances
QUANTO :Modality of time
QUIBUS AUXILLUS:Concomittant of symptoms
It is the qualitative totality or the characteristic symptoms to be the only one which constitute the totality of symptoms in real sense.
A prescribing symptom is based on the above collection of data and is representative of the disease as expressed by the patient, and is an altered state of health as a reaction to the infection or trauma or circumstance.
Starting the English course throughout August from Monday 1st in our Sevilla north Clinic.
We keep the classes small. From 1-5 people only. Medical and non medically qualified practitioners accepted.
The teaching is interactive but highly structured. It is based solely on the works of Samuel Hahnemann with many examples and case studies to show the methodology in practice.
You will enjoy the city of Seville for a vacation. What better way to learn and relax than this.
Fine foods, good restaurants, a beautiful city to explore.
This is a good opportunity to learn Hahnemannian homoeopathy in a beautiful setting. The most important thing is that the teaching is from original sources and therefore not reliant on personal interpretation or deviations from Hahnemanns methodology. Given that Hahnemann was most successful in the practice, we see no reason to adopt lesser practices or opposing viewpoints in the therapy.
You will leave the course with a notebook full of information and with cited references for home study to continue your education.
We look forward the next student intake.
Here in Seville Spain, the city heads for the coast during August. The temperature gets up quite a bit and so the annual holidays are taken then. All local businesses and restaurants and hotel are open so nothing changes as far as services go. If anything, things are a little cheaper. It’s a beautiful city to explore.
Due to circumstances, I find myself working here during August. To this end, the IHM is offering the personal training course in ENGLISH only during the month of August.
Let us know the dates that suit in August and we will work towards that goal.