Volume II : Repertory and Case Management

Volume II : Repertory and Case Management

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Key Subjects

  • Case taking
  • Homoeopathic reference works
  • Using the repertory and materia medica
  • Treatment strategies
  • Case management
  • Comparison of C and LM potencies
  • Sensitivity, potency, dose and repetition
  • Remedy reactions
  • Complementary methods of healing

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Volume II : Repertory and Case Management is a comprehensive guide to case taking, the use of homoeopathic reference works and case management. The first task of a homoeopathic consultant is to record the case and refer to the repertory and materia medica to find a suitable remedy. The second half of the process is managing the case and completing the cure. Volume II explains these aspects in depth and provides an integrated commentary on aphorisms 72 – 291 of the 6th Organon. It was written with the goal of improving case management procedures and advancing the successful treatment of traumas, acute and chronic diseases and pathological crisis.

Part 1 : Repertory and Materia Medica introduces important homoeopathic reference works and explains their construction and methodology. The original works of Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Jahr, Hering, Kent and Boger are described in detail with many insights into their use and a comparison of their methods. Materia medicas and repertories represent a very large data base of information which can be overwhelming at first. As one begins to comprehend how to access the wealth of material they contain, then they “come alive” as they reflect the unique characteristics of individual patients.

Part 1 provides instructions on how to assess the complete case history which includes causation, miasms, signs, befallments, symptoms and attending circumstances. Taking a case is more than the mechanical recording of symptoms as it involves the process of judging the characteristic value of symptoms. This leads to the correct choice of remedy and treatment strategy which may be traumatic, acute, chronic, intercurrent, anti-miasmic or prophylactic.

Part 2 : Case Management in the Organon is a study of Hahnemann’s advanced posology methods and case management for the centesimal and 50 millesimal potencies. The text gives practical guidance in selecting the correct potency and dose, judging sensitivity, understanding remedy reactions, knowing when to repeat the dose or change the remedy, correcting diet and lifestyle, removing obstacles to cure and completing the treatment.

Part 3 : The Dynamics describes alternative methods of healing including magnets, electricity, galvanism, massage, hydrotherapy and mesmerism.

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Preface


Volume II — Repertory and Case Management provides detailed information on the subjects of case taking and case management. This book acts as a full commentary on aphorisms 72 to 291 of the Organon of the Healing Art. The first task of a homœopathic consultation is recording the case history and referring to the repertory and materia medica. A well taken case history makes a solid foundation on which the treatment plan is based. The case taking process assesses the psychological and physiological state of the patient through the essential elements of the totality of the symptoms. Taking a case is far more than the mechanical recording of all symptoms as it involves the process of judging the characteristic value of the symptoms. This is what allows the homœopath to separate those symptoms that are common to all diseases from those symptoms that are striking, exceptional, unusual or oddly characteristic of the patient’s complaint. These redline characteristic symptoms are those that make each individual disease state stand out as unique and leads to the selection of the correct remedy.

The homœopathic reference works represent a very large data base of causes, signs, symptoms and circumstances. The foundation is the materia medica, which is based on traditional sources, toxicology, provings on the healthy and symptoms brought out on patients under treatment. The symptoms are recorded under the names of the remedies and the rubrics are arranged from the mind to the extremities in a specific order. The repertory acts as an index of symptoms that have been redacted and redistributed in chapters by anatomical regions, similar to the arrangement of the materia medica. These twin works contain 100,000s of rubrics that are used to investigate potential remedies for a unique individual or a group suffering from a collective illness based on a common cause.

The sheer volume of information contained in the repertory and materia medica can be quite overwhelming for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. At first, the idea of learning how to use the repertory and materia medica baffles the intellect and boggles the emotional mind. All those who practice classical Homœopathy have gone through this experience. Some persons are so overpowered by the challenge that they seek short cuts that seem easier in the beginning but limit one’s growth potential in the end. Nevertheless, as one begins to comprehend how these reference works are arranged, and starts to access the wealth of information which they contain, a whole new world of understanding opens up. As time goes on the repertory and materia medica are no longer just a list of causes, signs, symptoms and circumstances on paper. These reference works begin to “come alive” in the way that they reflect the confusions, hopes, fears, aversions, attractions, sensations and circumstances of individual patients. The totality of these states makes up a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Hahnemann called this holographic vision of the mistuned vital force, the Gestalt of the disease.

Recording the case history and finding the correct remedy or remedies through the repertory and materia medica is only the first half of the process of cure. The second half of the process is managing the case and completing the cure. This procedure involves selecting the correct potency and dose, understanding remedy reactions, deciding if and when to repeat the remedy, recognizing when to change the remedy, correcting the diet and regimen, removing obstacles to the cure and knowing how to complete the treatment.

Unfortunately, modern homœopathic education has been somewhat lacking in these areas. Some homœopaths do not know the major remedy reactions that allow one to recognize when they have given the right remedy, dose and potency; when they have given the right remedy but in the wrong dose or potency; when they have given the completely wrong remedy; and when they have given only a partially fitting remedy. Every practitioner should recognize these positive and negative signs and learn the corrective measures that remove any potential side actions that might pose obstacles to the cure. These are part of the checks and balances that make Homœopathy a safe and effective system.

There are one-sided constitutionalists that do not understand how to treat acute diseases or an acute-like flare up of a chronic state. They only administer what they call “constitutional remedies”. Some maintain that one should not treat any acute diseases or pathological crises because it may spoil the case. They send people for antibiotics, pain killers, and other drugs rather than treat these states by homœopathic means. They somehow imagine that the suppression of acute inflammation and infections with allopathic drugs is better than using acute intercurrent remedies. What would Samuel Hahnemann have to say about this? Is it really the best way of managing serious crises?

Suppressing acute crisis or an acute-like flare up of a chronic state with drugs can be risky and has a negative effect on the constitutional state. Drug intervention masks symptoms and changes the internal terrain in such a fashion that complicates rather than simplifies chronic treatment. I can understand using antibiotics or life-saving drugs in a real emergency but to say that giving drugs is safer than using acute or crisis remedies is going too far. First and foremost, Homœopathy is a system of flexible response that includes first aid and traumatic remedies, acute intercurrents, chronic remedies, chronic intercurrents and homœoprophylaxis. This treasury of medicinal powers allows for the treatment of a wide variety of complaints and the management of patients in any stage of disease.

The successful homœopathic treatment of acute disease or an acute-like flare-up of a chronic disease strengthens the constitution and increases resistance toward similar problems in the future. In fact, good acute treatment regularizes the layers of disease and opens the constitution to successful chronic treatment. The use of acute intercurrents and complementary chronic remedies is like a “one-two punch” that can knock out obstacles to the cure produced by crises and advance the chronic treatment. Volume II — Repertory and Case Management was written with the goal of filling in the lacunas in modern case management procedures and advancing the successful treatment of traumas, acute diseases, chronic diseases and one-sided pathological crisis.

Summary


Part 1: Repertory and Materia Medica discusses the contributions of Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Jahr, Hering, Kent and Boger and explains their approaches to the repertory, materia medica and case taking.

  • Chapter 1: Homœopathic Reference Works follows the history of the development of the repertory and materia medica from Hahnemann’s days to modern times.
  • Chapter 2: Case Taking in the Organon elucidates the Founder’s case taking methods, which are far more extensive than normally appreciated. This section provides practical instruction on how to record causations, miasms, signs, coincidental befallments and symptoms as well as the attending circumstances. These instructions provide the foundation of a complete case history.
  • Chapter 3: Hahnemann’s Major Treatment Strategies explains how the Founder administered his chief chronic remedy, the anti-miasmatic remedy, the chronic intercurrent remedy, the acute remedy and homœoprophylaxis.
  • Chapter 4: Boenninghausen’s Life and Works reviews the Baron’s grand contributions to Homœopathy. It begins with a short biography of Boenninghausen and then explains his view of constructing a complete symptom (location, sensation, modification and concomitants) and recording a complete case history. It reviews the Baron’s use of analogy and generalization to understand the main characteristic threads of homœopathic remedies. On this foundation, the text presents a detailed discussion of the development, construction and application of his monumental work, The Therapeutic Pocket Book. This work transformed the repertory from a literal index of the materia medica to an advanced system of combining unique symptom segments making characteristic rubrics that the remedy has the potential to cure.
  • Chapter 5: Jahr’s Doctrines and Principles introduces the work of G. H. G. Jahr, who is mentioned along with Baron von Boenninghausen in the Organon. This chapter focuses on his work, The Doctrines and Principles of the Entire Theoretical and Practical Homœopathic Art of Healing, which was published in Stuttgart in 1857. In this work Jahr expands the concept of the concomitant symptoms by introducing the “constitutionellen Nebensymptome” i.e., the constitutional additional symptoms. He explains the role of the constitution in Homœopathy and points out that these symptoms often contain the characteristic indications for the choice of the remedy.
  • Chapter 6: The Legacy of James Kent discusses the work of the great American homœopath, James Tyler Kent. It begins with a short biography and continues with an explanation of Kent’s philosophical views and clinical methods. This provides the basis for a detailed discussion of the structure and application of Kent’s Repertory. This section offers an analysis based on 114 of Kent’s cases providing a glimpse of how Kent actually practiced in the clinic. It also discusses the influence on Kent of the teachings of the Deist luminary, Emanuel Swedenborg and some of the controversies this has produced.
  • Chapter 7: Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory begins with a review of Boger’s contributions to Homœopathy. He was a great student of the work of Boenninghausen who expanded on the foundation introduced by the Baron. Boger discussed the ramifications of Boenninghausen’s article A Contribution to the Judgment of the Characteristic Value of the Symptoms in the preface to his Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory. The points of this article are based on an ancient theological hexameter that expounds the seven universal questions; who, what, where, with what, why, in what mode and when? We have provided a detailed commentary on this work for additional insight into the way Boenninghausen approached case taking. This discourse goes far beyond the simple locations, sensations, modifications and concomitants normally associated with the Baron’s work. The chapter concludes with a study of the construction and methodology of Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory.
  • Chapter 8: Building the Complete Image reviews an article by Boenninghausen called Brief Directions for Forming a Complete Image of a Disease for the Sake of Homœopathic Treatment. This section is based on a case taking questionnaire that Boenninghausen sent to his patients who were being treated through the mail. This “brief” questionnaire is a very large case taking form that provides example questions with different options for all of the regions contained in the materia medica. These practical instructions can be used as a guide to taking a complete case as well as providing the basis of an excellent questionnaire to be filled in by the patient before consultation.
  • Chapter 9: Boger’s Synoptic Key and General Analysis continues the study of C. M. Boger’s works. Boger, like Boenninghausen, was known for his proficiency in making generalizations and uncovering the essential themes of a remedy. He was personally responsible for preserving many of the teachings of Boenninghausen and offering them to new generations of homœopaths. The Synoptic Key is a small repertory and materia medica of the highest quality. General Analysis is a small pamphlet and card repertory that contained only general symptoms. These complementary works offer an understanding of what Boger considered the most important characteristic symptoms of the major proven remedies.
  • Chapter 10: The Synthetic Approach reviews the similarities and differences found in the repertories of Boenninghausen, Kent and Boger and discusses how to overcome any seeming contradictions in their approaches. It also discusses the application of analogy, generalization and redistribution to the study of the materia medica in natural classifications such as the groups of the periodic table and plant and animal families. This section includes a practical example of these methods by offering a new group study of the Euphorbiaceae Family. This chapter concludes with a case taken from Boenninghausen’s journals which was submitted to a group of homœopaths for repertorization and analysis. It offers a comparative review of the case taken with Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book and Kent’s Repertory and assesses the results.

Part 2: Case Management in the Organon is a comprehensive study of Hahnemann’s advanced posology methods and case management procedures for the C and LM potency.

  • Chapter 11: One-Sided Disease provides a study of one-sided disease, including cases with few symptoms, one-sided mental disorders and the treatment of mental illness.
  • Chapter 12: Intermittent Diseases examines disease states marked by alternating states and intermittent fevers including malaria, which affects great numbers of people in Asia and Africa and may return to more northern climates due to global warming. This endemic miasm is one of the leading causes of death in Africa and South Asia. This section presents a modern study of the treatment of malaria by homœopathic remedies in India.
  • Chapter 13: The Middle Path reviews Hahnemann’s advanced posology methods and case management procedures for the C and LM potency. It begins with a review of the techniques of the 4th and 5th Organon and then proceeds to note the changes to these methods found in the 6th edition. This section includes a detailed study of aphorism 246, which teaches the use of a single dose in clearly progressive strikingly increasing ameliorations as well as repeating the remedy to speed the cure of slowly improving cases. This section offers examples of single dose cures with the LM potency even in chronic cases.
  • Chapter 14: Speeding the Cure offers a detailed commentary to aphorism 248, which teaches the practitioner the preparation and application of the C and LM potency in medicinal solution as well as by olfaction. It discusses the repetition of remedies in acute and chronic diseases and teaches one how to manage a case from the beginning to the end of treatment.
  • Chapter 15: A Comparison of the C and LM Potency starts with an article called The Mathematical Evaluation of the C and LM Potencies, written for the author by Srinivas Sonti, PH.D. This article provides a mathematical analysis of the pharmaceutical preparations of the LM potencies and compares this with the centesimal potencies. It explains Avogadro’s number and its relationship to mineral, plant and animal remedies. For the first time, it gives the exact details of when the various preparations of the LM potency become immaterial. The second half of the chapter is a review by the author of the different medicinal qualities of the C and LM potency from the clinical point of view. This information helps one understand the similarities and differences of the C and LM potency and when one might be more appropriate than the other.
  • Chapter 16: Sensitivity, Potency, Dose and Repetition provides the information required to select the size of the dose and the potency degree. It reviews twelve factors that are important in determining the susceptibility of the patient to homœopathic remedies so that aggravations can be prevented as much as possible. This study includes an assessment of Hahnemann’s sensitivity scale, natural temperaments, the condition of the vital force, the nature, stage and degree of the disease state, age factors, the differences in sexes, environmental factors, lifestyle, symptom patterns and previous treatments. It also discusses the difficulties associated with treating patients who are extremely hyposensitive and hypersensitive as well as those who are prone to idiosyncratic reactions to homœopathic remedies.
  • Chapter 17: A Study of Remedy Reactions teaches how to recognize the differences between pure amelioration, similar aggravations, dissimilar aggravations, accessory symptoms and the signs associated with the proper direction of cure. It teaches one how to recognize a true simillimum from a partial simillimum and the wrong remedy. It also reviews the case management strategies associated with the phenomena of aggravation in acute and chronic diseases and how to correct cases disrupted by partial simillimums and incorrect remedies. It ends with a commentary on Kent’s prognosis by aggravation and brings the material up to date according to new information.
  • Chapter 18: Diet and Regimen During Treatment reviews the importance of diet and lifestyle during the course of treatment and discusses the removal of obstacles to the cure.
  • Chapter 19: Alternative Delivery Systems teaches the proper use of olfaction, dermal application and special methods for treating the mother, fetus and infant.

Part 3: The Dynamics are healing techniques that are beyond the scope of the mineral, plant and animal remedies found in the materia medica.

  • Chapter 20: The Healing Arts describes alternative methods of healing found in the writings of Samuel Hahnemann. This includes the use of magnets, electricity, galvanism, massage, hydrotherapy and Mesmerism. Discussions of these subjects may be found in aphorisms 286 to 291 of the Organon.

Table of Contents


Preface

Summary

Part 1 : Repertory and Materia Medica

Chaper 1 : Homœopathic Reference Works

Development of the Repertory and Materia Medica

The Fragmenta and Symptomlexicon (1805–1817)

Boenninghausen’s Repertories (1832, 1835, 1846)

Jahr’s Repertory and Materia Medica (1834–1849)

T. F. Allen’s Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1874)

Hering’s Life and Works (1800–1880)

Hering’s Analytical Repertory of the Symptoms of the Mind (1875–1881)

Hering’s Guiding Symptoms (1879–1891)

Knerr’s Repertory of Hering’s Guiding Symptoms (1896)

Kent’s Repertory (1897)

J. H. Clarke’s Dictionary (1900)

Boger’s Major Works (1905, 1915, 1928)

Phatak’s Repertory (1963) and Materia Medica (1977)

Commentaries on the Materia Medica

Important Materia Medicas and Commentaries

Keynote Materia Medicas

The Development of the Repertory since Hahnemann’s Time

The Repertory and Materia Medica of Today

Chapter 2 : Case Taking in The Organon

The Foundation

Aphorism 5, Causation, Miasms and Attendant Circumstances

The Complete Case History

The Nature of Acute Disease (§72)

The Nature of the Chronic Diseases (§78)

The Seven Major Attendant Circumstances (§5)

1. The Discernible Bodily Constitution (The Condition of the Body)

Diathetic Constitutions

2. The Intellectual and Emotional Character

Components of the Psyche

Seele (Soul)

Geist (Rational Spirit or Intellect)

Gemuet (Emotional Disposition)

3. The Occupation

4. Lifestyles and Habits

5. Civic and Domestic Relationships

6. Age

7. Sex and Sexuality

Gestalt-Patterns in Homœopathy

Cause and Coincidence

Symptoms and Circumstances (§7, §18, §24)

Wesen, the Esse

Filling in the Details

First Stage of Case Taking

Second Stage of Case Taking

Third Stage of Case Taking

Fourth Stage of Case Taking

The Physical Examination

Management of the Patient on Drugs

Diseases Based on a Striking Event and Concealment of Symptoms

Case Taking in Females

Accompanying Befallments and Symptoms

The Psychological Profile

A Review of Aphorisms 82 through 99

Recording Diseases of Common Cause and Similar Symptoms

Follow-Up Consultations

Essence/Inbegriff and Totality/Gesammtheit

Esse, Nature and Totality

Striking, Extraordinary, Unusual, Odd Characteristics

Types of Striking, Extraordinary, Unusual, Odd Characteristics

Importance of Mental Symptoms

Sensations As If

Chapter 3 : Hahnemann’s Major Treatment Strategies

A System of Flexible Response

Apsoric and Anti-Psoric Remedies

Hahnemann’s Methodologies

1. The Chief Chronic Remedy

2. The Anti-Miasmatic Remedy

Psora

Pseudopsora

Sycosis

Syphilis

Diathetic Constitutions and the Inherited Miasms

3. Chronic Intercurrent Remedy

Hering’s Nosodes as Chronic Intercurrents

Intercurrents in One-Sided States

4. The Acute Remedy

Acute Intercurrents

Traumatic Remedies

Remedies for Acute Miasms

Suppression in Acute Disease

Boenninghausen on Acute Intercurrents

5. Homœoprophylaxis

Bringing Hahnemann’s Methods Up-to-Date

A Review of Hahnemann’s Five Major Treatment Strategies

The Widest Circle of Symptoms

Chapter 4 : Boenninghausen’s Life and Works

The Therapeutic Pocket Book

A Short Biography of Boenninghausen (1785–1864)

The Complete Symptom

Analogy in Agreement with Experience

The Development of the Therapeutic Pocket Book

The Construction of the Therapeutic Pocket Book

Boenninghausen and the Mental Rubrics

Concordance of Remedies

Examples of the Use of the Concordance

Antidotes and Cure

The Mystery of the Therapeutic Pocket Book

Constructing Characteristic Symptoms

Doctor Roberts’ Case

One-Sided Cases and the Therapeutic Pocket Book

Some Criticisms of the Therapeutic Pocket Book

Boenninghausen’s Prescriptions

Chapter 5 : Jahr’s Doctrines and Principles

The Pathognomic and Constitutional Symptoms

Constitution and Chronic Diseases

Clinical Applications

Chapter 6 : The Legacy of James Kent

The Shaping of a Paradigm

A Star is Born!

Hering and Hempel

Kent’s Philosophy

From Within to Without

Uncovering the Essence

The Hierarchy of Symptoms

Review of the Hierarchy of Symptoms

The History of Kent’s Repertory

The Layout of Kent’s Repertory

The Arrangement of the Rubrics in Kent’s Repertory

Boenninghausen and Kent

How to Arrange the Rubrics for Analysis

Relative Valorization

Vertical and Horizontal Relationships

Kent’s Personal Advice

Cases from Kent’s Journals

Example 1: The Supremacy of the Mental Symptoms

Example 2: Keynotes, Redline Symptoms and Generals

Example 3: The Chronic Miasms and Nosodes

Criticisms of Kent’s Works

Kent and Swedenborg

Constitutional Prescribing

Kent’s Repertory

Animalcule, Miasms and Zymes

Chapter 7 : Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory

The Characteristic Value of Symptoms

Boger’s Contribution

Judgment Concerning the Characteristic Value of Symptoms

1. Quis?

Who Suffers?

Constitution and Temperament

2. Quid?

What Kind of Disease Do They Suffer?

Homogeneous-Homœopathic

3. Ubi?

Where?

4. Quibus Auxiliis?

With What Does It Come?

Concomitant Symptoms

Bringing Order Out of Chaos

The Genius of the Remedy

5. Cur?

Why Do They Suffer?

The Chronic Diseases

Individual and Collective Causes

The Categories of Causation

1. Proximate Cause

2. Occasional Causes and Acute Disease (§5, §73)

3. Fundamental Causes (Organon §5, §78–§81)

Nosodes

4. Maintaining Causes (§7, §77, §224)

5. Poisons and Toxic Causes

6. Iatrogenic Disease

Suppression

Vaccinosis

7. Traumatic Injuries

A Concise Review of the Aetiological Constellation

6. Quomodo?

What Modalities?

7. Quando?

When?

A Concise Review of Boenninghausen’s Seven Rubrics

The Methodology of Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory

Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Repertory

The Mind Section of Boenninghausen’s Repertory

The Regions of the Body

Elimination Rubrics

Confirmatory Questions and Differential Rubrics

A Case Based on Generalization

An Example of Paired Concomitants

Chapter : 8 Building the Complete Image

The Portrait of the Disease

Recording the Case History

Conclusion

Chapter 9 : Boger’s Synoptic Key and General Analysis

The Central General Method

Boger’s Legacy

The Synoptic Key

General Analysis and the Card Index Repertory

An Example Case Using the Card Index Repertory

Chapter 10 : The Synthetic Approach

Bringing it All Together

The Major Threads

Kent’s Above to Below Method

Boenninghausen’s Below to Above Method

Boger’s Central General Method

Two Paths to the Same Remedy

Large, Small and Lesser Known Remedies

Developing a Portrait of a Lesser Known Remedy

Analogy and Generalization

Characteristics

A Smaller Remedy Prescription

Analogy, Generalization and Redistribution in Remedy Selection

New Methods

Crisis in Classical and Contemporary Thought

The Gestalt of the Disease

The Genus Materia Medica, Euphorbiaceae Family

A Case from Boenninghausen’s Notebook

Applying the Characteristic Symptoms

Boenninghausen’s Case

The Baron’s Prescription

The Follow-Up Consultation

The Baron’s Second Prescription

Synthetic Repertories and the Materia Medica

Part 2 : Case Management in the Organon

Chapter 11 : One-Sided Disease

Treating Cases with Few Symptoms

The Early Materia Medica

Patients with Few Symptoms

Internal One-Sided Diseases450

External One-Sided Diseases Called Local Maladies

Small Remedies in One-Sided Cases

The Treatment of Mental Illness

Mental Illness in Early Homœopathy

Psyche and Psora

Acute Mental Crisis

Diseases Spun and Maintained by the Soul

Mental Illnesses Caused by Miasms

Chapter 12 : Intermittent Diseases

Alternating States

Two Types of Intermittent Disease

Intermittent Fevers

Group Anamnesis in Intermittent Fever

China in Marsh Miasma

Modern Studies in India

Chapter 13 : The Middle Path

Assessing the New Method and Aphorism 246

Refining the Paradigm

Aphorism 246 of the 6th Organon

A Perceptibly Progressive and Strikingly Increasing Amelioration

Single Dose LM Cures

Arthritis in a Mother of Two

A Strict Disciplinarian

Chronic Fatigue with Great Restlessness

Cases from Chris Kulz

A Veterinary Case

Speeding the Cure of Slowly Responding Cases

When Necessary!

The Case of Madame Lancing

The Unmodified Dose

Chapter 14 : Speeding the Cure

Repeating the Dose and Aphorism 248

The Preparation of the Medicinal Solution

The Dose from the Medicinal Solution

The Dose from the Dilution Glass

Potentize Anew the Medicinal Solution

A Concise Review of Making the Medicinal Solution

How to Prepare the Dropper Bottle Solution

Subtle Adjustments of the Dose

Examples of Adjusting the Dose

Succussions Versus Increasing the Size of the Dose

Administering the Remedy

Repetition in Acute Diseases

Repetition in Chronic Disease

Raising the Potencies and the Case of Mr Tailles

The Life Force and the Time of Cure

Changes of Symptoms and the Second Prescription

Layers and Complex Disease

Times of Critical Transformation

Recording the Timeline

Aggravation at the End of Treatment

How to Complete a Cure

Olfaction and the Case of Mr Tarbocher

The 7th Organon

A New Edition of The Chronic Diseases

The Meeting Point of the Collective and Individual

Chapter 15 : A Comparison of the C and LM Potency

A Mathematical Summary

Understanding the Paradigm Shift

The Mother of All Potencies

The Development of the LM Potency

Mathematical Evaluation of the C and LM Potencies

1. Introduction

2. Basic Calculations

3. Equivalent Centesimal Potencies / Number of Molecules

4. The 4 oz (120 ml) Medicinal Solution of the LM 0/1 Potency

5. LM 0/2 and its Corresponding Values

6. LM 0/3 and its Corresponding Values

7. Summary of LM 0/1 and LM 0/2

8. Conclusion

A Summary of Medicinal Qualities of the C and LM Potency

Boenninghausen’s Testament

The Differences between the C and LM Potencies

Aggravation in the 5th Edition

Primary and Secondary Actions

Opposing Secondary Actions

Curative Action

The Actions of the Centesimal Remedies

The Actions of the LM Potencies

Administering the LM Potencies

Chapter 16 : Sensitivity, Potency, Dose and Repetition

Individualization

Potency Factors

The Twelve Factors

1. Susceptibility and the Sensitivity Scale

The Average Sensitivity

Hypersensitivity

Hyposensitivity

2. Natural Temperament

3. The State of the Vital Force

4. Nature, Stage and Degree of the Disease State

5. Age

6. Sex

7. Environment and Climate

8. Life Styles and Habits

9. Personal Idiosyncrasies

10. The Nature of the Remedy

11. The Nature of the Symptoms

12. Previous Treatment

Changes in Adaptation and Sensitivity in Contemporary Times

Modifications in Posology and Case Management

A Summary of Sensitivity, Potency and Dose

Idiosyncratic Reactions to Homœopathic Remedies

The Importance of the Size of the Dose

An Example of a Serious Overdose

Exceptions to the Rule

The Case of Madame Hoeguant

Chapter 17 : A Study of Remedy Reactions

Aggravation and Amelioration

True Simillimum

Understanding Aggravations

Similar Aggravations

Aggravation in Acute Disease

Aggravation in Chronic Diseases

Assessing the Dose Through the Mental Symptoms

How to Manage Similar Aggravations

Dissimilar Aggravations and their Case Management

Accessory Symptoms and Partial Simillimums

When the Remedy Does Not Hold

Suppression and Partial Simillimums

Antagonistic Counter-Actions of the Vital Force

A Natural Healing Crisis

Antidotal Treatment

A Review of Symptoms that Arise During Treatment

Kent’s Prognosis by Aggravation

Chapter 18 : Diet and Regimen During Treatment

Counseling in Homœopathy

Diet and Lifestyle

Regimen During Acute Diseases

Materia Medica as a Guide to Counseling

Chapter 19 : Alternative Delivery Systems

Beyond the Oral Dose

Olfaction

Dermal Application

Treatment of the Mother, Fetus and Infant

Part 3 : The Dynamics

Chapter 20 : The Healing Arts

Complementary Methods

Hahnemann and Natural Healing

Magnetism, Electromagnetism, and Galvanism

Mesmerism and Animal Magnetism

Massage

Hydrotherapy

Hering on the Dynamics

Applying the Principles of the Organon

Bibliography

Index