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HOMEOPATHIC

ACADEMY

 

EXAMINATION SUBJECTS

FOR STUDY AND UNDERSTANDING

 

 

According to the standards* of

the European Committee for Homeopathy

(ECH)

and the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis

(LMHI)

 

 

*Medical Homeopathic Educational Standards for ECH (2001) and LMHI (2005) Allied Schools

 

 

UNIT 1

HOMEOPATHY: HISTORY AND PRESENT STATUS

Contents:

-Introduction to Homeopathic Medicine

-History of Homeopathy

-Present Status of Homeopathy in Greece and abroad

 

Subjects for study and understanding

1.1 What’s Homeopathy and what’s its relation to Medical Science? Which of the following adjectives are/aren’t suitable for Homeopathy as a medical system? “Complementary”, “Alternative”, “Holistic”, “Energy”, “Herbal”. Justify your opinion.

1.2 “Symptom-oriented Homeopathy”, “Disease-oriented Homeopathy”, “Complex Homeopathy”: How justified are we if we call the above methods as homeopathic ones? What’s the essential criterion in order to call any method as homeopathic?

1.3 Is Homeopathy a Science? Justify your opinion.

1.4 Describe the scientific background of Hahnemann’s era and how he ended up founding Homeopathy as a therapeutic system.

1.5 Is it essential for a homeopathic practitioner,

a. to be a medical doctor?

b. to get acquainted with other therapeutic systems?

Justify your answer.

 

 

UNIT 2

THE EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY OF “PROVINGS”

Contents

-Provings: The scientific foundation of Homeopathy

-Experiments on healthy individuals by the methodology of Double Blind Trial

 

Subjects for study and understanding

2.1 Describe, step by step, the procedure of the Proving of the plant Valeriana

2.2 Is the procedure of Proving scientific? Justify your opinion.

2.3 Which of the following raw materials are/aren’t suitable for Proving and why?

a. Cortizone

b. the mineral Calcium Carbonate

c. a mixture of ten herbs indicated for constipation

d. the herb Chamomile

e. the vaccine for HPV virus

f. the alloy Nickel-Ferrum-Cuprum

2.4 Why do we do Provings on healthy subjects? Why do we begin administering low dosages and why do we stop administering the raw material the minute the first symptoms manifest themselves?

2.5 During the Proving one of the provers is informed that his/her companion has just died suddenly. What do you do as in charge of the Proving procedure and why?

2.6 Can “placebo effect” affect the results of a Proving? Justify your opinion.

2.7 You are proposed to be in charge of a Proving of a mixture of herbs indicated for arthritis. The provers are 5 adult males, 1 adult female and an 8 years old child. One of the males suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and the woman has recently divorced from a bad marriage. The provers are supposed to drink a tea made from the above herbal mixture, twice a day for a total of five days. What do you do? Justify your interventions.

2.8 You are a professor of Homeopathy. A brilliant student of your class instead of the procedure of Proving of the venom of Lachesis Trigonocephalus proposes in return the study of 100 cases from the bibliography regarding attack, bite and venom poisoning by this very snake. What are your remarks?

 

 

UNIT 3

HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACOPOEIA

Contents

-Preparation of the homeopathic drug by the method of Potentization

-Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the European Union: raw materials, potentization, mother tinctures, trituration, dilution, percussion, sprinkling, preparation of capsules or tablets

-The Action Mechanism of the Homeopathic Drug:  Viscosity, Dielectric Constant and Spectrophotometry of the homeopathic drug, Polymeric Hydrogen Chains, Theory of the “Memory” of Water, Nano-molecules, Cybernetics

 

Subjects for study and understanding

3.1 Describe, step by step, the preparation (potentization) of the homeopathic medicine Lycopodium 1M from the plant Lycopodium Clavatum.

3.2 What raw materials from the list below, are most suitable for the preparation of a homeopathic remedy? Justify your answer for each raw material.

a. Silicone

b. Chamomile plant

c. a rare plant of the Amazon forest

d. a common abused painkiller

3.3 Why do we use distilled water and ethyl alcohol as solvents in Potentization? Can we use any other solvents?

3.4 A chemist analyzes chemically the final solution of a raw material after Potentization and claims that “it’s only distilled water and nothing else”. What do you answer to him? What other three tests you can propose in order to support your opinion?

3.5 You have laid down your arguments and research studies long enough supporting the action mechanism of the homeopathic remedy, yet the scientist you are talking to, declares that he is not convinced. What do you propose?

3.6 Describe current scientific explanations for the procedure of Potentization.

3.7 Where does homeopathic remedy act?

3.8 How do you explain the therapeutic action of the homeopathic remedy to an opposing scientist if he states that any solution beyond the Avogadro Number hasn’t got any molecules of the original diluted substance?

3.9 Compare the action of the homeopathic remedy to a chemical drug, a herb, a vitamin, a session of Acupuncture and a session of psychotherapy. Where does each treatment act and how? What are the advantages of the homeopathic treatment?

3.10 You have just referred to the homeopathic remedy calling it “an energy remedy” and an opposing scientist asks you: “What do you mean by energy?” What do you answer?  

 

 

UNIT 4

HOMEOPATHIC LAWS

Contents

-The Law of Similar: discovery and application in clinical practice, what is the true meaning of similarity

-Other Homeopathic Laws: Law of the Whole, Law of Individualization, Law of Hierarchy, Law of the Direction of Health/Sickness, Law of the One and Only Remedy

-Origin of the Homeopathic Laws from Natural and Universal Laws, correspondence

 

Subjects for study and understanding

4.1 Are there or aren’t there Universal Laws? Justify your opinion. What are the basic characteristics of a Universal Law?

4.2 Are, therapeutic systems, founded on Universal Laws, or not? What about Homeopathy and Allopathy?

4.3 Describe the Universal Laws of the Structure of Universe and give examples of their application in homeopathic and allopathic clinical practice.

4.4 What is the meaning of the phrase “unity and complementarity of the opposites”? Give examples from the homeopathic and allopathic clinical practice.

4.5 Describe the Universal Laws of the Function of Universe and give examples of their application in the homeopathic clinical practice.

4.6 Which are the main Diagnostic and Therapeutic Homeopathic Laws and what’s their relation with the Universal Laws?

4.7 Give examples of violation of the Homeopathic and Universal Laws from the everyday allopathic clinical practice.

4.8 Give examples of violation of the Homeopathic and Universal Laws from the everyday “homeopathic” clinical practice.

4.9 A homeopathic colleague of yours prescribes Belladonna for all his patients with fever. Another colleague prescribes Sarsaparilla for all patients with urine infection. A third colleague always prescribes Ignatia for any patient with love disappointment. A fourth one, administers a combination of Sulphur, Graphites and Psorinum to all patients suffering from eczema. Comment on the above methods of prescribing referring to Homeopathic and Universal Laws.

4.10 A certain medical doctor, prescribes most of the times, homeopathic remedies for his patients in everyday clinical practice. Does that mean that he is definitely practicing Homeopathy? Does that make him a homeopathic doctor? Justify your answer.

4.11 During a medical congress, a colleague asks you: “What remedy do you prescribe for colitis in Homeopathy?” Then, he also asks “Does Homeopathy cure cancer?” What do you answer? Justify your answer.

 

 

UNIT 5

MAN’S LEVELS OF EXISTENCE AND THEIR RELATION WITH THE UNIVERSAL LEVELS, VITAL FORCE

Contents

-Structure of Man and Universe: The significance of the Structure of Man in Medicine, in Homeopathic Diagnosis and in Homeopathic Treatment

-The Energy Level of Man: historical review, contemporary theories, contemporary proofs, Vital Force and its relation to the phenomena of Health/Sickness, relation of homeopathic drug to Vital Force

 

Subjects for study and understanding

5.1 Support or reject the opinion that Man is made “in Universe’s own image”. What Universal Laws relate to the above opinion, if any?

5.2 Is there or isn’t there such a thing as “Vital Force” in the structure and function of Man? Justify your answer.

5.3 What’s the structure and function of the Individual Psyche (Soul) in Man? What’s the special role of Intellectual Psyche? How does this role affect the state of health of the individual?

5.4 Comment on James Tyler Kent’s aphorism: “We are what we think (Understanding) and what we desire (Will)”.

5.5 What specific human levels are affected by Miasms and Constitutions? Why? Give a certain example from the homeopathic clinical practice to support your opinion.

5.6 What’s the difference between higher and lower thoughts and what’s the difference between higher and lower emotions? What’s the use of such a knowledge in homeopathic case taking? Give three examples.

5.7 What’s the significance of Intellectual Patterns in Illness and how can this knowledge be of use in homeopathic case taking? Give three examples.

 

 

UNIT 6

ORIGIN OF ILLNESS, THEORY OF MIASMS, etiological chain of illness

Contents:

-Theory of Miasms: history, Theory of Idiosyncrasies of Hippocrates, Theory of Pavlov, Yin-Yang Theory of Acupuncture, Theory of the Five Elements, Origin and essence of Miasms, Miasmatic Heredity

-Psoric, Sycotic and Syphilitic Miasm: Physical characteristics, Chronic Predispositions, Miasmatic Diseases, Moral Values, Thinking, Emotions, Behavior

-Theory of Miasms: Application in Homeopathic Case Taking, in Diagnosis, in Differential Diagnosis and in Treatment

-Theory of Miasms: Application in Sociology

-Origin of Illness: Etiology of Illnesses, Etiological Chain of Illness, Miasms and Constitutions as Etiological Factors for Illnesses, Pathogenetic Mechanisms

 

Subjects for study and understanding

6.1 Describe Hahnemann’s hypothesis about the origin of Miasms and especially of Psora? What made him adopt the Miasmatic Theory?

6.2 Describe the basic characteristics of the three Miasms as to intention, principles and thinking. Give an example of psoric, sycotic and syphilitic intention and thinking after the same stressful event affects the life of a psoric, a sycotic and a syphilitic patient.

6.3 Describe the basic characteristics of the three Miasms as to emotions. Give an example of psoric, sycotic and syphilitic emotional response after the same stressful event affects the life of a psoric, a sycotic and a syphilitic patient.

6.4 Describe the basic characteristics of the three Miasms as to behavior. Give an example of psoric, sycotic and syphilitic behavioral response after the same stressful event affects the life of a psoric, a sycotic and a syphilitic patient.

6.5 Describe the basic characteristics of the three Miasms as to the Physical Level. Give an example of psoric, sycotic and syphilitic characteristics regarding the same disease.

6.6 Are Miasms only three? Justify your opinion.

6.7 Describe in details the Etiological Chain of Illness according to the Holistic Thinking. Give an example regarding a certain case from clinical practice.

6.8 At what levels of the Etiological Chain of Illness, act the following Therapeutic Systems? Allopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Diet.

6.9 What do you know about the phenomenon of the Suppression of Illness? Give an example from the clinical practice. To what Universal and Homeopathic Law does this phenomenon relate?

6.10 What’s Constitution according to Miasmatic Theory?

6.11 How do you comment on the statement “the cause of pneumococcal pneumonia is pneumococcus”?

6.12 What are the possible implications of a chronic allopathic treatment with cortisone or immunosuppressive drugs on the State of Health of an individual? Give an example.

6.13 Is pollen the cause of hay fever?

6.14 Why should a patient prefer homeopathic treatment instead of chemical drugs in chronic asthma?

6.15 What’s the difference between Disease and Illness? What’s the difference between Acute and Chronic Illness?

 

 

UNIT 7

HUMAN CONSTITUTIONS

Contents:

-Human Constitutions: the essence of Constitutions, what levels of the human being they are affecting, Constitutions as Etiological Factors of Illness, Constitutional Families, Social repercussions

-Sexuality, Love Affairs and Family: what’s normal and what’s abnormal, in what way Miasms affect human behavior in the above fields

 

Subjects for study and understanding

7.1 What are Constitutions? What’s their origin, their nature and what levels of Man do they affect? A patient asks you: “Am I Lycopodium?” What will you say to him?

7.2 A patient under the influence of the constitution Lachesis tells you: “Doctor, I have such a pathological love for my children. The minute something happens to them I feel like dying. That’s who I am. That’s myself. I just can’t change!” Comment on her statement emphasizing on the phrases “That’s myself. I just can’t change!”

7.3 A patient asks you: “Doctor, is my constitution good or bad?” What would you answer?

7.4 A patient tells you: “I’ve read about the medicine you gave me and I don’t agree with your diagnosis. I may have some characteristics but not all of them. For some other characteristics I totally disagree”. What would you answer?

7.5 What’s the relation between Constitutions and Illness? Give an example of a certain constitution explaining how it can cause Illness to an individual after the effect of a certain event, for example after a break up or after any other stressful event.

7.6 Give an example of two individuals behaving differently in a relation under the influence of two different constitutions.

7.7 Give an example of two individuals behaving differently sexually under the influence of two different constitutions.

7.8 Give an example of two individuals behaving differently in family under the influence of two different constitutions.

7.9 Based on what scientific and medical criteria will you judge if a certain behavior of a person in sexuality, affairs and family is normal or abnormal? Give a certain example in relation to the miasmatic and constitutional influences of an individual.

 

 

UNIT 8

HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA

Contents:

-Homeopathic Materia Medicas: Kinds, structure, how to study Materia Medica, Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathic Materia Medica, Repertories

-How to study and identify all constitutions, Acute or Chronic

 

Subjects for study and understanding

8.1 How were Homeopathic Materia Medica created? What kinds of Materia Medica do you know? Advantages and disadvantages of each kind.

8.2 Is the statement “Materia Medica consists of homeopathic medicines”, correct? Support your opinion based on Homeopathic Laws.

8.3 As years go by, Materia Medica become more extensive including thousands and thousands of entries. How does this affect the practice of Homeopathy? Is this fact in accordance to the Universal Law of Conversion of Quantity to Quality?

8.4 What’s the difference between a Chronic and an Acute Constitution? Can a Chronic Constitution be at the same time an Acute also? Is the opposite possible?

8.5 What are the differences between Miasmatic Constitutional Materia Medica and other Materia Medica? Advantages and disadvantages of each kind.

8.6 Describe, step by step, a method for studying and identifying any constitution.

 

 

UNIT 9

CHRONIC CONSTITUTIONS

Contents:

-Basic Chronic Constitutions: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Calcarea Carbonica, Nux Vomica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium, Sepia, Silica, Cina and others

-Less Frequent Chronic Constitutions: Gelsemium, Thuja, Aurum, Psorinum, Graphites, Palladium, Tarentula Hispanica, Lilium Tigrinum, Moschus, Asafoetida, Alumina, Natrum Carbonicum, Cimicifuga, Anacardium, Syphillinum, Naja, Tuberculinum, Mercury, Veratrum, Nitric Acid, Coffea Cruda, Cannabis Indica and others

 

Subjects for study and understanding

9.1 Describe the essence of one of the following Chronic Constitutions: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Calcarea Carbonica, Nux Vomica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium, Sepia, Silica, Cina, Gelsemium, Thuja, Aurum, Psorinum, Tarentula Hispanica, Anacardium

9.2 Describe the miasmatic characteristics of one of the following Chronic Constitutions: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Calcarea Carbonica, Arsenicum, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium, Sepia, Silica, Cina, Gelsemium, Thuja, Aurum, Psorinum, Tarentula Hispanica, Anacardium

9.3 Describe the special characteristics of the body structure of the Chronic Constitutions Lachesis and Natrum Muriaticum.

9.4 Describe what Non Verbal Information one can expect from the following Chronic Constitutions: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Nux Vomica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Sepia, Cina, Gelsemium, Thuja, Tarentula Hispanica

9.5 Describe the relation to temperature of the Chronic Constitutions listed below: Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Calcarea Carbonica, Nux Vomica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur, Sepia, Silica

9.6 Describe the relation to different kinds of flavors and food of the Chronic Constitutions listed below: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Calcarea Carbonica, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur, Silica

9.7 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding irritability (causes, intention, expression): Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Nux Vomica, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium, Cina

9.8 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding tidiness and programming: Natrum Muriaticum, Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Nux Vomica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Sulphur

9.9 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding introversion/extroversion: Natrum Muriaticum, Valeriana, Phosphor, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus, Psorinum

9.10 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding fears: Medorrhinum, Phosphor, Calcarea Carbonica, Arsenicum, Argentum Nitricum, Hyoscyamus, Psorinum

9.11 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding self-confidence and self-esteem: Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Arsenicum, Sulphur, Thuja,

9.12 Describe the characteristic picture of the Chronic Constitutions listed below regarding sexual desire and sexual behavior: Natrum Muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Lycopodium, Valeriana, Platina, Phosphor, Sepia, Tarentula Hispanica

9.13 Describe the Primary and two Secondary Behaviors of one of the following Chronic Constitutions: Lachesis, Lycopodium, Valeriana

9.14 Describe which characteristics will lead us to diagnose the less frequent Constitutions listed below: Calcarea Carbonica, Stramonium, Sepia, Cina, Gelsemium, Thuja, Aurum, Psorinum, Graphites, Palladium, Tarentula Hispanica, Lilium Tigrinum, Moschus, Asafoetida, Alumina, Natrum Carbonicum, Cimicifuga, Anacardium, Tuberculinum, Coffea Cruda, Cannabis Indica

 

 

UNIT 10

ACUTE CONSTITUTIONS

Contents:

-Acute Constitutions: Description of the main 87 Acute Constitutions that can be used in the treatment of most Acute Illnesses from all Organic Systems

Aconitum, Aesculus, Allium Cepa, Aloe, Apis, Argentum Metallicum, Arnica, Arum Triphyllum, Belladonna, Berberis, Borax, Bryonia, Cadmium, Cannabis Sativa, Cantharis, Carbo Vegetabilis, Caulophyllum, Causticum, Chamomilla, Chelidonium, China, Cocculus, Colchicum, Colocynthis, Conium, Drosera, Dulcamara, Euphrasia, Ferrum Metallicum, Glonoinum, Guaiacum, Hepar Sulphur, Ipecacuanha, Kali Bichromicum, Kali Karbonicum, Kali Iodatum, Kalmia, Kreosotum, Ledum, Manganum, Muriatic Acid, Natrum Sulphuricum, Opium, Paeonia, Phosphoric Acid, Podophyllum, Rhododendron, Rhus Toxicodendron, Rumex, Sabadilla, Sabina, Sambucus, Sanguinaria, Sarsaparilla, Secale, Spigelia, Spongea, Staphysagria, Tabacum, Terebinthina, Teucrum, Urtica Urens, Wyethia

-Acute Illnesses: How to take the case and treat common Acute Illnesses of every day clinical practice

 

Subjects for study and understanding

10.1 What are the differences between Acute and Chronic Constitutions? What is the difference between an Acute/Chronic Constitution and a clinical picture of Toxicology?

10.2 To what data do we focus at a Chronic Prescribing compared to Acute Prescribing?

10.3 When a patient comes to your office having an intense and characteristic Acute Picture and an intense and characteristic Chronic Picture, what will you prescribe for, first? Why? How will you proceed with the case?

10.4 Describe, step by step, the method of diagnosis in an Acute Illness.

10.5 Discuss the frequency of administering a certain homeopathic remedy, the selection of potency and the follow up of a case until the final cure?

 

UNIT 11

HOMEOPATHIC CASE TAKING: DIAGNOSIS AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Contents:

-Homeopathic Case Taking: The art and science of homeopathic case taking, the significance of Non-Verbal Information, the significance of Past Diseases, the crucial importance of Miasmatic Information, the critical difference between symptoms and characteristics, evaluation and hierarchy of information

-Differential Diagnosis: Miasmatic and Constitutional Differential Diagnosis

-Criticism on Methods of Homeopathic Diagnosis: Symptom-Oriented “Homeopathy”, Disease-Oriented “Homeopathy”, Complex “Homeopathy”, Repertoring, Key-Note Prescribing, Computer Expert Systems, Sensation Homeopathy. Comparison of other methods with Classical Constitutional Homeopathy.

 

Subjects for study and understanding

11.1 What are the differences between a usual medical diagnosis and a homeopathic diagnosis? What are the differences between Disease and Illness? Can a homeopathic doctor prescribe a homeopathic remedy before reaching a clear medical diagnosis of the disease of the patient?

11.2 Criticism on Symptom-oriented Homeopathy, Disease-oriented Homeopathy and Complex Homeopathy. Compare the above methods of diagnosis to Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis.

11.3 Compare Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis to Repertorising, Key-Note Prescribing and Computer Expert Systems regarding Chronic Illnesses.

11.4 What are “built in” disadvantages of usual Materia Medica, Repertories and Computer Expert Systems? How do these affect Acute or Chronic Prescribing?

11.5 Compare Miasmatic Constitutional Differential Diagnosis to the Differential Diagnosis of other homeopathic methods of prescribing.

11.6 What’s the value of knowing past diseases and past pathology of the patient in Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give three specific examples.

11.7 In what way the Miasmatic Theory is applied in Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give at least five examples from clinical practice.

11.8 What do we mean by the term “background” of a patient and how significant is for Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give three specific examples.

11.9 What’s Non-Verbal Information and how significant is for Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give five specific examples.

11.10 What do you know about the Pathology Stages A, B, C and D? Do Materia Medica and Repertories take in consideration the above knowledge? If they don’t how does this affect their credibility? How do we apply this knowledge in Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give specific examples.

11.11 What’s Primary and Secondary Behavior? How does this phenomenon affect Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give at least three specific examples.

11.12 What’s the difference between symptoms and characteristics? Classify all kinds of information (symptoms, characteristics, non-verbal information) according to their diagnostic value. For each category give a specific example.

11.13 What are the presuppositions on the part of the homeopathic doctor for a successful homeopathic diagnosis?

11.14 What’s the “essence” of a Constitution or of an individual and how important is it to Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give three examples.

11.15 Of what value are external stressful events and their succession in relation to the history of diseases of the patient in Miasmatic Constitutional Diagnosis? Give a specific example to illustrate.

 

 

UNIT 12

HOMEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS

Contents:

-Homeopathic Therapeutics: means of administration of the homeopathic drug, repetition of homeopathic drug, selection of the proper potency, Second Prescription (follow up), Therapeutic Aggravation, Pharmaceutical Proving, Antidotes of homeopathic treatment

-Parallel (simultaneous) Homeopathic and Allopathic Treatment: cooperation among doctors practicing different Therapeutic Systems

 

Subjects for study and understanding

12.1 Define the term “cure” in Homeopathy and Allopathy and discuss possible differences. What specific gradual changes do we expect during a long-term Constitutional Homeopathic Treatment as a sign of successful treatment and final cure?

12.2 Can homeopathic treatment be given in clinically healthy individuals? Why? Can it act preventively and what specific changes are we expecting? Give a specific example.

12.3 What are the therapeutic limitations of homeopathic treatment? Give specific examples. What are the therapeutic advantages of homeopathic treatment?

12.4 Give three examples of the application of homeopathic laws in homeopathic treatment and three examples of “homeopathic” practices that violate the homeopathic laws regarding treatment.

12.5 What is a Therapeutic Aggravation and why does it take place? Which are the essential criteria that characterize a Therapeutic Aggravation? Give examples of common misconceptions as to Therapeutic Aggravation.

12.6 How can a Pharmaceutical Proving take place during homeopathic treatment and how do we recognize such a state? What do we do in a case of Pharmaceutical Proving?

12.7 Describe the criteria according which we evaluate the response of the patient to the administered homeopathic treatment during Second Prescription (follow up).

12.8 What do we do at Second Prescription if our patient is only slightly improved? What may have happened?

12.9 What do we do at Second Prescription if our patient is not improved? What may have happened?

12.10 What do we do at Second Prescription if our patient is worse? What may have happened?

12.11 What do we do at Second Prescription if our patient has improved at first and then got worse? What may have happened?

12.12 What substances may antidote the action of homeopathic medicines? What do we do if our patient has made use of a potential antidote two days ago?

12.13 A patient comes to your office already under chronic treatment with many allopathic medicines for several diseases. He also takes a lot of vitamins, food supplements and herbs. In addition, lately he is under treatment with Acupuncture. He asks you what to do with the current treatments in case he follows a homeopathic treatment. What do you answer?

12.14 Do chemical drugs affect the energy action of the homeopathic remedy? Do chemical drugs affect the final therapeutic result of the homeopathic treatment? What about antibiotics, cortisone and chemotherapy?

12.15 What are the criteria for the selection of the potency of the homeopathic drug in Chronic and in Acute Treatment? What potencies do we usually employ? Why?

12.16 During a chronic homeopathic treatment with a Chronic Constitutional Remedy (for example one capsule Lycopodium 1M fifteen days ago) the patient develops an acute tonsillitis. What do we do? Is a chronic treatment affected by the administration of an acute treatment?

 

 

UNIT 13

HOMEOPATHIC OFFICE: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Contents:

-Organization and Management of a Homeopathic Office: legal issues, computerized organization, space, informing the patients, Scientific Homeopathic Associations

 

Subjects for study and understanding

None

 

 

UNIT 14

RESEARCH IN HOMEOPATHY

Contents:

-Research projects on the preparation and action mechanism of the homeopathic drug

-Conducting new “Provings”

-Running Clinical Studies

 

Subjects for study and understanding

14.1 You are proposed to carry out a comparative clinical study of homeopathic and allopathic treatment for patients with chronic migraines. What mistakes must you avoid when designing and carrying out the research in order to have valid results?

14.2 You come up with a comparative clinical study between the homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa and a certain antihistamine chemical drug for the treatment of hay fever. What are your comments? 

14.3 You are proposed to carry out a research in order to prove the effectiveness of the homeopathic treatment. The research examines the effect of one or more homeopathic drugs on several laboratory tests of a patient (blood, cholesterol, glucose, etc.) or on certain cell cultures or on the biological functions of a human cell. What are your comments on each case? 

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