Earlier this week, I was accused of being in love with provings. To be a bit more precise, I was told “you’re in love with them – but no-one else is interested. Wake up and smell the antidoting coffee…” or words to that effect.
But, as I explained to my insistent interlocutor, I’m not in love with provings. I’m in love with certainty in prescribing. And one of the best ways to achieve that certainty is through – ta-da! – provings.
Even the best prescribers among us have to deal with some uncertainty – it’s part of what goes on in treatment. We can’t know the exact level of resilience a patient has, how much he or she can be restored to health. We can’t always know how sensitive the patient is to remedies at the outset. And we can’t know what the patient has not told us – the vaccination he was embarrassed to report, the home herbal remedy he was convinced wouldn’t interfere with treatment.
So personally, I take whatever certainty I can get, and knowing how to study and work directly with provings helps me towards the certainty I crave…
A little girl, a newborn, was suffering from a rash. There wasn’t much to go on and several remedies were indicated. I went through them looking for the eruption, and Phosphorus turned up trumps, with a description that fitted my little patient’s rash perfectly. The remedy also contained several others of the few presenting symptoms in the case. When I gave the remedy, I had a great degree of certainty that it would help my patient, because I knew for a fact that this substance can cause this symptom in a healthy person. And that, dear readers, is what homoeopathy is all about.
I’ll be giving a workshop on the study of provings in a couple of weeks. It will be a hands-on hard work seminar – you’ll come out of it knowing how to study provings and you’ll have a clearer idea of how to work with provings in prescribing.
Where?! Jerusalem, exact location to be announced.
When?! on Wednesday 15 November, from 9:45-13:30
How much will it cost?! NIS 370
Any early bird reduction?! Of course, NIS 320 for those who pay by Friday 10th November.
To register? Write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m considering giving the workshop online at a different time. Please write to me on email@example.com or using the contact form if you’d be interested in such a workshop.