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10 Tips for Homoeopathy Students

Read Primary Sources!

10 Tips for Homoeopathy Students

1.  Read the Organon yourself.  Read Chronic Diseases.  Read Hahnemann and Boenninghausen’s Lesser Writings.  You are not a baby, don’t stick to the pureed version.

2. Never let anything go unchallenged.  Ask why, and if you don’t get answers from your teachers look for them yourself.  This includes everything from the law of similars, to plastic cups, dosing methods, antidotes, choices of remedies, concepts of miasms. Continue reading

Homoeopathy: What we know and what we don’t know

booksWhat we know and what we don’t know.

I’m writing this post in response to comments made on Gary’s post here:

There are homoeopaths who describe the process with a certainty as if they know everything.  Then there are homoeopaths, as in the comments, who state that they don’t know – that those who say they know are merely speaking from a deluded zeal of quasi-religious conviction.

Well, lets take a look at what Hahnemann knew and didn’t know, and where he knew it from. Continue reading

Viewed through proving: Opium aggravates

Most of Opium’s proving symptoms can be summarized very simply in the following words:  Opium aggravates.

The best overview of this remedy is that which Hahnemann gives in the introduction to the proving – so here it is. Go on, read the whole thing. You know you can do it.  For those who get bored quickly, look for an important prescribing tip in the text relating to how to prescribe Opium effectively homoeopathically for pain relief.

Read on! Continue reading

10 Tips for Homoeopathy Students

Read Primary Sources!

10 Tips for Homoeopathy Students

1.  Read the Organon yourself.  Read Chronic Diseases.  Read Hahnemann and Boenninghausen’s Lesser Writings.  You are not a baby, don’t stick to the pureed version.

2. Never let anything go unchallenged.  Ask why, and if you don’t get answers from your teachers look for them yourself.  This includes everything from the law of similars, to plastic cups, dosing methods, antidotes, choices of remedies, concepts of miasms. Continue reading

מה השתנה…אפוריזם 6

Aphorism 6, 6th edition of the Organon

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.

רוב הדגש הוא שלי.  אך הנמן הדגיש את חשיבות העניין:

הוא שם אותו בהתחלת ספרו – אפוריזם 6 מתוך 291

הוא חזר על העניין פעמיים באותו אפוריזם.

ההומאופת אמור לשים לב אך ורק לשינויים ממצב הבריאות הקודם.  שינויים אלו מהווים תיאור של מצב החולי הנוכחי.  מי שמקפיד ומתמקד שומר על ההגיון הפנימי של המקרה, ויש לו יותר סיכויים לתוצאות טובות.  מי שמאבד את הפוקוס מוצא את עצמו מסתבך בסיפורי העבר הרחוק של המטופל, ואהבתו העמוקה לתותים, בעצלנותו המתמדת בלימודים – בלי לשים לב למאפיינים המתארים את המקרה שעשויים להוות מפתח לפתרונו המהיר והיעיל.