Homeopathy
Intro into Practice
Course Content

Beginning in-depth analysis of chronic cases; anamnesis; prognosis; the evolving theory of Miasms and its practical interpretation; the matching of potency to the patient; reviewing plans and strategies for case analysis; evaluating the effects of suppression and other blockages in any given case; evaluating the response to treatment and when to give a second prescription; reviewing the Organon; reviewing Kent's philosophy; introducing the Mappa Mundi and beginning to apply it to casework and remedy synthesis.

Remedies Studied
Alumina, Anacardium, Antimonium Crud & Tart, Apis, Cannabis Indica, Calc Phos, Calendula, Camphora, Carcinosin, China, Cimicifuega, Colocynthus, Conium, Cuprum, Drosera, Helleborus, Hepar Sulph, Hyoscyamus, Hypericum, Kali Carb, Ledum, Lillium Tig, Nitric Acid, Opium, Platina, Plumbum, Psorinum, Pyrogen, Stramonium, Stannum, Syphilinum, Tarentula Cub & Hisp, Thuja, Veratrum Alb.

Cases Studied
Darren – assignment case
Bewildered – example case
Mr DD 1st Casetaking – assignment case
David - example case
Darren – analysis case
Mr DD 1st Casetaking – analysis case
Mr DD 2nd Casetaking – assignment case
Natalia – assignment case
Maya – example case
Miss Soulange – assignment case
Mrs MH – assignment case
Rita – assignment case
Mr DD 2nd Casetaking – analysis case
Rubin – example case
Wilf’s Wife – assignment case
Insanity – assignment case
Mrs MH – analysis case
Rita – analysis case
Alexis – assignment case
Wilf’s Wife – analysis case

Full detail of each unit is given below, with the aims, content and learning outcomes

 


 

Unit Eight : Miasms

Aims
This unit aims to introduce you to Hahnemann’s observations and labelling of the three miasms; Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis. You will study the development and history of his theory, and how it has evolved to include the miasms of tuberculosis and cancer. You will be asked to apply this theory through an observation of how miasms may be perceived in cases. In addition, you will study nine homeopathic remedies, including a full synthesis of each remedy.

Content

Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Philosophy
    2.1 Miasms
    Chronic Disease - The Problems Encountered in Treatment           
    The Breakthrough
    Miasm - The Term Explained
    PSORA - The Mother of Disease
    First Steps in Disease Classification
    2.2 Hahnemann's Classification of Disease
    Mechanical Conditions
    PSORA - The Psoric Miasm
    SYCOSIS - The Sycotic Miasm
    SYPHILIS - The Syphilitic Miasm
    2.3 A New Understanding of the Totality of Symptoms
    New Symptoms
    2.4 Combined Miasms
    2.5 Later Miasms: Tuberculosis & Cancer
    The Tubercular Miasm
    The Cancer Miasm
    2.6 Comparison of the Miasms
    2.7 Summary
3. Materia Medica
    Calendula, China, Colocynthis, Hypericum, Ledum, Medorrhinum,           
    Psorinum, Stramonium and Thuja
4. Cases
    Darren – assignment case
    Bewildered – example case
5. Self-Assessment Questions
6. Model Answers
7. Assignments
    7.1 Philosophy
    U8Q1/g: Three Fundamental Miasms
    7.2 Materia Medica
    U8Q2/g: Psorinum & China Signatures & Mini Portraits
    U8Q3/g: Signature Themes Stam & Belladonna
    U8Q4/g: Timidity - Baryta Carb/Nat Mur/Nux Vom/Silica           
    U8Q5/g: Silica Signature and Full Illustration
    7.3 Case Analysis
    U8Q6/g: Darren
    7.4 Personal & Professional Development
    7.5 Sending your Assignments
8. Figures

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of miasms and how it has evolved since Hahnemann
  • Outline the three fundamental miasms as described by Hahnemann
  • Explain the practical application of homeopathic miasm theory
  • Identify modalities and key symptoms of homeopathic remedies
  • Identify key signature elements of homeopathic remedies and relate them to mental, emotional and physical symptoms
  • Compare and contrast three remedies belonging to the same botanical family

 


 

Unit Nine : Case Management

Aims
This unit aims to introduce you to the concept of case management outlining what is involved in assessing how a patient has reacted to a remedy and subsequently how the homeopath can proceed with treatment. You will study aspects such as noticing signs of change, re-prescribing or changing a prescription and ‘therapeutic’ remedies. It will also cover how you can differentiate between different remedies that can be used to treat similar pathological states and the factors that are important when selecting potency and dosage of a remedy.

Content

Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Philosophy
    2.1 Application of Fundamental Principles to Case Management           
    The Most Similar Remedy
    The Single Remedy
    The Minimum Dose
    2.2 Remedy Reaction
    Influencing Factors
    Direction of Cure
    Aggravation
    2.3 Signs of Change
    Favourable Signs
    Unfavourable Signs
    2.4 Possible Effects and How to Respond
    No Change
    Curative Response
    Partly Curative Response
    Increase in Morbid Symptoms
    Some Do's and Don'ts for the Prescriber
    2.5 The Second Prescription
    Repetition of the Remedy
    Repetition in Acute Cases
    Changing the Remedy in an Acute Disease
    Subacute Disease
    Changing the Remedy in a Chronic Case
    2.6 Remedy Potency
    Administration of Remedies
    Some Notes on Potency
    2.7 Summary
3. Materia Medica
    Antimonium Tartaricum, Calcareum, Hepar Sulphuris
    Kali Carbonicum, Syphilinum, Thuja and Veratrum Album           
4. Cases
    Mr DD 1st Casetaking - assignment case
    David - example case
    Darren - analysis case
5. Self-Assessment Questions
6. Assignments
    6.1 Philosophy
    U9Q1/g: Patient Remedy Responses
    6.2 Materia Medica
    U9Q2/g: Ant T/Cocc C/Kali B/Lyc Bronchitis Symptoms
    U9Q3/g: Hepar Sulph Cold/Heat Polarity
    U9Q4/g: Syphilinum Theme of Destruction
    U9Q5/g: Verat Alb Signature & Full Illustration
    6.3 Cases
    U9Q6/g: Mr DD
    6.4 Personal & Professional Development
    6.5 Sending your Assignments
7. Figures

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain when to change medicine, frequency or potency during the course of treatment
  • Analyse favourable and unfavourable reactions to a remedy
  • Identify the factors that can affect a patient’s response to a remedy
  • Explain the states and symptoms of six homeopathic remedies
  • Compare and contrast symptoms of four remedies
  • Analyse, repertorise and differentiate between remedies in a case

 


 

Unit Ten : Summary of Homeopathic Principles

Aims
This unit aims to demonstrate how to analyse an individual case from the first consultation, perceiving what needs to be cured, and how to assess the nature of a patient’s constitution. The homeopathic concept of prognosis will be described and the many factors that can affect prognosis explored. You will learn how to recognise your responsibilities as a homeopathic prescriber, including how to monitor a patient’s reaction to a remedy and management of a follow-up consultation. In addition you will consolidate your knowledge of homeopathic philosophy and its main principles and study a further eight remedies from the homeopathic materia medica.

Content
Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Prognosis
    2.1 Perceiving What is to be Cured
    2.2 Assessing the Patient at the Initial Meeting
    2.3 The Nature of the Patient's Constitution
    2.4 Prognosis Dependencies
    General Vitality of the Patient
    Physical Appearance - Objective Symptoms
    The Patient's Will to Live and to Recover
    The Patient's Ability to Lead a Happy Life
    Self Image
    Maintaining Factors
    Relationships
    Suppression
    History of Trauma
    Centre of Gravity of the Case
    Family History
    Ability of Prescriber and Patient to Make Contact
    2.5 Conclusions
3. Summary of Homeopathic Principles
    3.1 When the "Indicated" Remedy Fails
    3.2 Keynote Prescribing - The Drawbacks
    3.3 Relationship of Remedies
    3.4 The Prescriber's Responsibility
    Responsibility to the Patient
    Responsibility to Homeopathy
4. Materia Medica
    Antimonium Crudum, Calcarea Phosphorica, Carcinosin, Pyrogenium,           
    Cuprum Metallicum, Plumbum and Tarentula Hispania & Cubensis
5. Self-Assessment Questions
6. Assignments
    6.1 Philosophy
    U10Q1/g: Why Homeopathic Treatment Sometimes Fail
    6.2 Materia Medica
    U10Q2/g: Carc Signature & Full Illustration
    U10Q3/g: Calc Phos & Its Constitute Parts
    U10Q4/g: Tarentula Hispanica
    U10Q5/g: Cuprum & Epilepsy
    U10Q6/g: Ant Crud & Sentimentality
    U10Q7/g: Pyrogen & Tarentula Cubensis Septic States
    6.3 Case Analysis
    6.4 Personal & Professional Development
    6.5 Sending your Assignments
7. Figures
8. Ongoing Study

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Assess prognosis for a patient after observing the action of the medicine
  • Explain the main factors that could alter a patient’s prognosis
  • Analyse the requirements and factors for different case management scenarios
  • Review your knowledge of homeopathic philosophy and principles
  • Compare and contrast the remedy pictures and states of seven homeopathic remedies

 


 

Unit Eleven : Case Analysis Strategies

Aims
This unit aims to introduce you to some alternative strategies of case analysis taking an in-depth look at essence prescribing, the totality of symptoms and the value of keynotes. In addition you will study other factors that can be helpful in case analysis such as modalities, case history and miasmatic influences. You will be guided through the analysis and follow-ups of a case example in detail using the MacRepertory as a tool to help find appropriate prescriptions. In addition you will study a further four remedies from the homeopathic materia medica.

Content

Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Strategies for Case Analysis
    2.1 Essence Prescribing
    2.2 The Totality of Symptoms
    Reconstructing the Totality from the Repertory (according to Boenninghausen)
    Concomitants
    The Mappa Mundi
    2.3 Keynotes
    2.4 Other Information Useful in Case Analysis
    Strange, Rare and Peculiar Symptoms
    General Modalities
    Causation
    Desires and Aversions
    Miasmatic Analysis
    Physical Signs
    Personal and Family History
    Affinities
    Relationship of Remedies
    2.5 Miscellaneous Notes on Case Taking
    The Wider Perspective
    A Caution on "Constitutional Types"
    The Language Used by the Patient
    2.6 "The Organon" - Aphorisms 1 & 2
3. Case Analysis of Mr DD
    3.1 1st Casetaking Analysis
    3.2 2nd Casetaking Analysis
4. Materia Medica
    Anacardium, Cimicifuega, Nitric Acid and Stannum
5. Cases
    Mr DD 1st Casetaking – analysis case
    Mr DD 2nd Casetaking – assignment case
    Natalia – assignment case
    Maya – example case
6. Self-Assessment Questions
7. Model Answers
8. Assignments
    8.1 Philosophy
    U11Q1/g: 63-67 Action & Reaction
    8.2 Materia Medica
    U11Q2/g: Anacardium Full Synthesis
    U11Q3/g: Compare Remedies in Obstinacy Rubric
    U11Q4/g: Nit Ac Rubrics & Remedy Picture
    U11Q5/g: Cimicifuga Relate Physicals to Mental & Emotionals
    8.3 Case Analysis
    U11Q6/g: Mr DD 2nd Casetaking
    U11Q7/g: Natalia
    8.4 Personal & Professional Development
    8.5 Sending your Assignments
9. Figures

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Discuss alternative strategies for case analysis
  • Define the meaning of ‘concomitant symptoms’ and discuss their usefulness in analysing a case
  • Discuss action and reaction as defined by Hahnemann in relation to case analysis
  • Illustrate and elucidate in detail the remedy pictures of three homeopathic remedies
  • Analyse case examples in detail and make appropriate suggestions for remedies, potencies and dosage

 


 

Unit Twelve : Anamnesis of Acute & Chronic Disease

Aims
This unit aims to deepen your understanding of acute and chronic disease and acute prescribing. You will study the anamnesis of a patient paying attention to their background and life style, and be introduced to the use of a time line in case analysis. You will review miasms in relation to case analysis, study selected aspects of Kent’s teaching on homeopathic philosophy as detailed in his Lesser Writings and study a case example in detail. The study of homeopathic materia medica will be further explored, through four more homeopathic remedies.

Content

Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Philosophy
    2.1 Acute & Chronic Disease
    The Aetiology of Acute Disease
    The Nature of Acute Diseases
    The Effects of Acute Diseases on General Health
    The Need for Suffering
    Epidemic Diseases
    2.2. Anamnesis
    'Time-Lines'
    The Miasms
    The Case of Miss Soulange
    2.3 Kent's Lesser Writings
    Hierarchy of Symptoms
    The 'Signature' of Symptoms
    The Art of Case Taking
    Interference with Remedy Actions
    Limits of Repertorisation
    Repetition of Potency in Chronic Prescribing
    The Importance of Waiting
    Intervals Between Consultations
3. Materia Medica
    Alumina, Cannabis Indica and Opium
4. Cases
    Miss Soulange – assignment case
    Mrs MH – assignment case
    Rita – assignment case
    Mr DD 2nd Casetaking – analysis case
    Rubin – example case
5. Self-Assessment Questions
6. Assignments
    6.1 Philosophy
    U12Q1/g: Time-line in homeopathy
    6.2 Materia Medica
    U12Q2/g: Alumina Substance & Medicine
    U12Q3/g: Cannabis Indica & Opium
    6.3 Case Analysis
    U12Q4/g: Miss Soulange Plot on Timeline
    U12Q5/g: Mrs MH
    U12Q6/g: Rita
    6.4 Personal & Professional Development
    6.5 Sending your Assignments
7. Figures

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Define acute and chronic disease
  • Discuss the importance of using a time-line in homeopathy case analysis
  • Evaluate individual susceptibility, including maintaining causes and aetiological factors
  • Analyse four case examples demonstrating clear strategies for remedy choice
  • Describe in detail remedy states for three homeopathic remedies

 


 

Unit Thirteen : Primary & Secondary Reaction

Aims   
This unit aims to familiarise you with the importance of the second prescription, and deepen your knowledge about potency selection. You will look at various aspects of remedy reaction, the differences between primary and secondary action, and how to deal with adverse reactions. You will also be introduced to the Mappa Mundi, to be discussed further in Unit 14. In addition you will look at the issue of immunisation by vaccination and protocols for vaccination in your country. Another interesting case study will enable you to test your knowledge of analysis and homeopathic remedies. Finally you will study six more homeopathic remedies.

Content
 
Recordings
1. Introduction
2. The Second Prescription
    2.1 Choice of Action
    The Need to Wait
    A New Symptom Picture
    The Complementary Prescription
    The Emergence of Another Miasm
    2.2 The Doctrine of Series in Degrees
3. Remedy Reaction
    3.1 Primary & Secondary Actions of Remedies
    Primary Action
    Secondary Action
    Examples of Secondary Action
    The Importance of Understanding the Action of a Remedy           
    The Effects of Racial Predeterminants on Remedy Action           
    Palliation - The Ameliorating Factor
    3.2 Adverse Reactions to a Remedy
    Suppression by Homeopathy
    Aggravations
    When to Antidote a Remedy
4. Immunisation
5. Understanding the Case
    5.1.The Physical Symptoms of a Case
    5.2 The Tension of Opposites
    The 'Mappa Mundi' - An Introduction
6. The Case of Mrs MH
    6.1 Case Analysis
    Understanding the Case and Identifying Themes
    6.2 Remedy Selected
    6.3 Results of Treatment
7. Materia Medica
    Ambra Grisea, Ammonium Carb, Carbo Animalis,
    Cocculus, Drosera Rotundifolia and Sanguinaria
8. Cases
    Wilf’s Wife – assignment case
    Insanity – assignment case
    Mrs MH – analysis case
    Rita – analysis case
9. Self-Assessment Questions
10. Assignments
    10.1 Philosophy
    U13Q1/g: Vaccination, Miasms & Genus Epidemicus
    10.2 Materia Medica
    U13Q2/g: Drosera Remedy State
    U13Q3/g: Ambra/Am Crud/Carb An/Cocc/Sang Menstrual           
    10.3 Case Analysis
    U13Q4/g: Wilf's Wife
    U13Q5/g: Insanity
    10.4 Personal & Professional Development
    10.5 Sending your Assignments
11. Figures

Learning Outcomes 
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Define primary and secondary action
  • Outline government policy for immunisation in your country
  • Critically review immunisation by vaccination with reference to the theory of miasms and genus epidemicus
  • Evaluate strategies for patients who appear not to have been well since vaccination
  • Compare and contrast particular symptoms of five key homeopathic remedies
  • Analyse two case examples and suggest a remedy for each

 


 

Unit Fourteen : Mappa Mundi

Aims  
This unit aims to introduce you to the Mappa Mundi (The Four Elements), the interpretation of symptoms and symbols and how this can be applied to analysis and remedy selection. You will learn the origins of the Mappa Mundi, dating back to ancient Egypt, study the four elements and their associated temperaments, and how the Mappa Mundi can be applied in homeopathy. In addition you will have the opportunity to apply Mappa Mundi theory to two new remedies and two previously studied remedies.

Content
 
Recordings
1. Introduction
2. Symptom as Symbol
    2.1 Symbols in Relation to Disease
    2.2 The Psyche Speaks in Symbols
3. Mappa Mundi
    3.1 Origins of the Mappa Mundi
    3.2 Application of Mappa Mundi
    3.3 The Synthesis of the Four Elements and Their Associated Temperaments           
4. Materia Medica
    Apis Mellifica and Camphora
    Phosphorus and Sepia
5. Cases
    Alexis – assignment case
    Wilf’s Wife – analysis case
6. Self-Assessment Questions
7. Assignments
    7.1 Philosophy
    U14Q1/g: Mappa Mundi
    7.2 Materia Medica
    U14Q2/g: Phosphorus & Sepia Mappa Mundi
    U14Q3/g: Camphora Portrait & Mappa Mundi
    U14Q4/g: Apis & Mappa Mundi
    7.3 Case Analysis
    U14Q5/g: Alexis using Mappa Mundi
    7.4 Personal & Professional Development
    7.5 Sending your Assignments
8. Figures

Learning Outcomes 
At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Explain and consolidate your knowledge of the Mappa Mundi
  • Illustrate the Mappa Mundi with its associated symptoms
  • Analyse and map seven homeopathic remedies on the Mappa Mundi
  • Analyse two cases using the Mappa Mundi
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