Sometimes it’s a question of finding reasons, not giving remedies.
A patient came to me recently suffering from anal fissure, hemorrhoids and constipation. In that order – the fissure began several years previously, then the hemorrhoids appeared, and in recent months she began suffering from constipation. In itself this progression looks odd, as usually we’d expect the constipation to come first. But then the patient reported that she was completely clear from symptoms during pregnancy and immediately after giving birth. And then the nightmare began again. Curiouser and curiouser, to borrow an expression. Continue reading
These days so many situations are classified as mental disorders, from defiance in children to reasonable depression (where it is normal to be unhappy, due to temporary or changeable situations of loss, firing etc.) in adults. So many people are on anti-depressants these days, and the age of those taking the drugs is constantly dropping.
But where will these mental states fit into our prescribing? Are we looking at early stages of a mental disease, which is part of a systemic problem, or at a reasonable mood change resulting from events and lifestyle where what is really needed is encouragement and advice from friends or professionals? I am of necessity simplifying a complex differential for this article, as when a reasonable mood change becomes prolonged and entrenched, encouragement and advice may no longer be of use. Continue reading
The article below was written by Gary Weaver and posted on the IHM main site. You can see the original here. I have deliberately “amped up” the headline.
Homoeopathy has been under attack almost since its inception. The principle of cure by similars was too foreign, the idea that very small amounts can stimulate the body to heal itself was too bizarre, and cures were dismissed as a “fluke”, as placebo, even when the cures involved babies or animals. In addition, our society is still used to the idea that the body must be nagged at like a recalcitrant child – if it doesn’t respond to a medicine, give more. This has resulted in an addicted society – most people I see today are addicted to some form of medicine, whether anti-depressants, analgesics, anti-biotics, nasal sprays, prescription and non-prescription medications for indigestion and heartburn – the list goes on and on. People have learned to bless modern medicine for providing these means for palliation. They have learned to fear any threat to the supply of their fixes. Continue reading
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The I.H.M. has successfully conducted 7 teaching Modules since relocating to Seville Spain in June of 2016 for a number of students, of which two were placed on our Register due to their outstanding grasp of Homoeopathy and demonstrated abilities. The remaining students of the courses, with a little more work will probably enter the Register sometime in 2017. Continue reading
OK, you prescribed Ignatia. You’re absolutely sure of the remedy. You’ve looked at it, repped it, slept on it, thought about it, checked materia medica, checked your patient notes, and you know. You just do.
You gave the remedy and it did nothing. Or it aggravated but didn’t seem to do anything interesting, worthwhile or exciting for homoeopathy. But you were absolutely certain! Continue reading
I’m often told that there is no research showing the benefits of homoeopathy and much research showing that it is nothing more than placebo at best and pure charlatanism/lunacy at worst. Of course, those who express such learned opinions usually have no idea what homoeopathy is, and when asked parrot something vague about tiny doses and, on a good day, some garbled version of “cure by similars”.
Wikipedia, the source of information for many of the learned masses, is particularly delinquent in its treatment of homoeopathy. The following is excerpted from an article by Dana Ullman who tried to rectify the situation in 2014. Judging from today’s Wikipedia entry on homoeopathy, any such attempts have not yet been successful. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned previously in this blog that I enjoy reading books in hard copy. When looking at a page, elements and patterns jump out in a way that does not happen when searching for rubrics in software. (The software does provide better screenshots though.)
This article was prompted by casual leafing through Mind symptoms in the P&W hardcopy edition of the Therapeutic Pocketbook. I was looking at the pages on disposition and intellect, flipping back and forth between the two sections, and noticed that while Belladonna appears frequently in four points in Intellect, it only appears in that grade in the main Mind Disposition rubric, and not in other more emotion-related rubrics. Continue reading
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