Monthly Archives: September 2016

So what does the IHM offer?

The IHM is a non partisan organisation. There is no allegiance or affinity towards any modern thinking or methodology that contradicts the researched and clinically proven system of medicine as defined by Hahnemann. For the IHM, it seems totally logical to work with a protocol that will lead to a positive conclusion as per utilising the provings, and that can be repeated time and time again even in different illnesses as long as that condition or state exists. This is good medicine.

So we pass on the research via seminars, teaching courses, personal training of practitioners, a clinical training venue, a difficult patient clinic and a pharmacy that makes the medicines correctly.

At our Seville Spain HQ. we are conducting International 5 day intensive training courses for practitioners. These intensives are designed to instill factual knowledge and also give a thorough grounding in Hahnemanns methodology of casetaking and prescribing. We use many many case examples to demonstrate the thinking of Hahnemann. We show what isvasculitis important in Hahnemanns view in the case to differentiate a prescribing symptom from the mass of symptoms collected from the patient. Plus MANY other things direct from Hahnemann.

For a practitioner, the 5 day intensive will make clear a lot of things not learned in schools or practice. It will give the solid Hahnemannian directives for how to give medicines, how to gauge medicinal action and how to manage the patient.

We have developed a facsimili copy of the 1846 Therapeutic Pocket book and updated it in terms of language, correcting the grading and also wrong remedy insertions. We have in Spanish, English, Italian and Hebrew, along with the ORIGINAL German version. We discuss rubric meanings in the course.

We have an ENGLISH speaking 5 day course starting 6th October. Hotel prices are very reasonable in October.

We have only 3 places left for the SPANISH course starting 27th October. Book soon or places will be filled by someone else.

https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com/personal-training-course/

 

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Two things. One in particular.

A successful homoeopath relies on two things that enables him or her to be a good physician.

The first is knowledge of the principles and practice of Homoeopathy.

This implies the following:

  • A comprehensive study of the writings of Hahnemann.
  • Understanding of how the law of similar works.
  • Understanding what a proving is and how to elicit essential symptoms for prescribing from them.
  • How to take a case.
  • How to manage a case.

The second thing required to be a successful homoeopath is using good medicines.

This is the issue that is being addressed here in detail

The IHM uses and recommends LM or Q potencies in practice. Individually we have our own medicines for use.

A few months ago I requested a medicine to be made from a local pharmacy in the LM potency, and was shocked to receive the medicine in large globules. I asked if there had been a mistake. ‘No mistake’ I was told, this is how we prepare medicines for the patients in Spain. Needless to say, I requested a change to the poppy seed granules.

Further investigation uncovered other remedy manufacturing issues. For example, Hahnemann in aph 270 (Organon of the Chronic Diseases 6th edition) indicated:

 But if only one such globule be taken, of which 100 weigh one grain, and dynamize it with 100 drops of alcohol, the proportion of 1 to 50,000 and even greater will be had, for 500 such globules can hardly absorb one drop, for their saturation.

remedy-bottleThe medical container that the remedies are dispensed to the practitioner in Spain are usually of this size and contain about 200-270 poppy size globules. My experience with pharmacies all over world, is that in the main, they medicate the one bottle at a time with a drop. Too much!

It concerns me that this is happening. Our reliance on the medicines is all encompassing. We need to be sure that the medicines are made properly.

In discussions with the IHM colleagues, we set out to find a pharmacy that complied with the Hahnemannian directions. Eventually, a small but well equipped local facility was found and we went and had a discussion with the pharmacist. We discussed the preparation concerns, and he was extremely amenable to changing his methods after being shown from the Organon. Pharmacists usually religiously adhere to the pharmacopeia instructions plus local methods and do not have much knowledge of the Organon. We were shown his well equipped hermetically sealed prep room and I proceeded to show him the difference in medicating 500 poppy seeds as opposed to 200. He acknowledged that it took up to one hour to let the alcohol dry from a 200 seed infusion of one drop, and was surprised to see a 5 minute evaporation and dry time from the 500 hundred plus one drop infusion. One test I used to do to check if all the grains had been coated was to use a simple alcohol meter and see it register on one poppy seed.

We discussed where he purchased the medicating potencies from for starting the LM scale. Having been to both pharmacies and seeing the preparation work there, I was more than happy with the sources. Where a medicating liquid cannot be sourced, we will make our own.

The IHM and the pharmacy are working together to produce a “Boenninghausen” LM remedy kit of the remedies in the Therapeutic Pocket Book.  This will be available once we have satisfied ourselves with the manufacture (hand made) and the price. I have had opportunity to test one of the medicines (Arnica) due to a cracked rib and can attest to the efficacy of that medicine.

There is no point in making a good prescription for a medicine if the medicine is not prepared properly.

Review of IHM Training: Restoring the Art of Simple, Pure Homeopathy

 

Arden Wong    B.HSc., D.C.H., DHom Med(Lic) I.H.M.    Based in Hong Kong.

23rd September, 2016.

P1060316It’s been about a month since I attended the one week training with Dr Gary Weaver and Vera Resnick of IHM in Seville, August 2016.  And I am still feeling exhilarated from this empowering experience.

Revisiting Hahnemann’s philosophy of the pure similia, removing unnecessary theories, demystifying modern mis-interpretations of miasm theories, unlearning the overlay of Kent and others, what I achieve is clarity of mind, confidence in case-taking, logic in clinical reasoning, and, immediately improved clinical results.

During the training, I was given lots of case exercises with pictures and videos.  We analysed the cases based on Hahnemann’s instructions outlined in the Organon, and repertorised with P&W’s edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (TPB) with the most precise rubrics. We worked the cases step by step.  I also presented some difficult cases from my own clinic. I found out where my weakness had been, and where I could work on.  I witnessed how simple accurate application of Hahnemann’s guidelines and Boenninghausen’s method can solve acute and chronic, minor and severe pathologies with less effort and each step with clear logic.

espacio_parasol_sevillaI have been in full-time clinical practice for over 14 years and learned from various teachers and schools of thoughts.  Yet, it turns out that we are all mostly repeating the same mistakes in spite of all the ‘innovations’ from the masters and gurus.  Some major errors and detours are:

  • Excessive emphasis on mental symptoms and psychological analysis.
  • New materia medica based on clinical symptoms without basis of provings.   ‘Materia medica’ presented as ‘remedy personality portraits’, ‘constitutional pictures’  and ‘themes’ based on creative imaginations and theoretical speculations.
  • Repertories ever expanding not in a non-homeopathic way.  Old and new remedies are added to old rubrics.  New rubrics are created from imaginations (namely ‘practitioner clinical experiences’, ‘meditative provings’).  Unfortunately, few of them are based on high quality provings.

As a result, unprejudiced observation in case taking is biased to mental sphere with reduced details in morbid phenomena on the physical level.   Inaccurate materia medica knowledge dominates our mind from subjective experiences and writings of gurus and teachers, rather than precise provings records.  Unreliable modern repertories are glutted with unproven information.   It’s emperor’s new cloth:  homeopathic remedies today are no longer prescribed on the principle of similia.  

Fortunately, I have found out that by restoring pure homeopathy: matching patient symptoms to proving symptoms, with the aid of provings-based repertory and pure materia medica, clinical results is warranted.  Cure is certain.  The physician’s mission is accomplished.

laptop2P.S.  Why I chose to study with Dr. Gary Weaver?   He is the translator of the Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (Polony & Weaver Edition 2014). He studied the source materials from Hahnemann and Boenninghausen and verified every rubric and remedy in the repertory.  TPB is by far the most reliably repertory based primarily on provings and the proven method of Boenninghausen’s and approved by Hahnemann.   TPB(P&W 2014 edition) is thetpbpw most faithful and accurate rendering of Boenninghausen’s TPB (1846) in modern understandable English.  (I have compared a few other translations.)  Learning from Dr. Weaver helps me clarify and understand the meaning of many rubrics in the original context.   That’s priceless knowledge!  

P.P.S.  I got a bonus from the course.  Vera Resnick’s session on studying Hahnemann’s provings.  Honestly, few people today care to read them. Studying the Hahnemann’s pure materia medica is a daunting task.  Vera has developed a systematic approach to ‘dissect’ the provings. Her historical knowledge of the provers also make understanding the provings more relevant and lively.   Her presentation has debunked so many common misnomers of big polychrests.   That’s eye-opening!

 

English only 5 day intensive course. Oct 6th-10th. 2016.

Following on this year from teaching practitioners (English language excluding Spanish) from Hong Kong, Austria, Poland and the UK, we have another 5 days mapped out. Starting Thursday the 6th right through till Monday 10th October.

You will be taught in the IHM North Seville clinic for 4 days, and on the Monday will tour a homoeopathic pharmacy and be instructed on the making and usage of the 50 millesimal potency range.                                                                                                     

We will keep you supplied with beverages and snacks and light food so your energy keeps up.

laptop2We will walk you through the teachings of the Organon and Chronic Diseases and show from original sources the foundation of homoeopathy, the therapy. We will build for you Hahnemanns model of casetaking, dispel the myths and show the reality of his methodology. We will present many cases for you at various stages of difficulty to work on and see how the Boenninghausen method of repertorisation works best. We will demonstrate how to understand miasms and how to use them in acute and Chronic diseases.  We will increase your confidence in the therapy by giving you the Hahnemannian guidelines for practice.

There has never been any other way to practice the therapy. What we have today from Kent on is a deviation from the clinically observed practice methodology of Hahnemann. By returning to the proper way, your patients benefit and the practice gains validity again as opposed to modern interpretive practices today which bear the name but not the proper application of the therapeutics. Once more the Materia Medica becomes the bedrock of successful prescribing based on observed symptoms and not speculative thinking.

Contact us at education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

 

 

 

Is an allopathic qualification essential for being a good homoeopathic practitioner?

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I.H.M. Office: Antonio Gil Ortega. Calle Guadeloupe 5, 1B. 41003. Sevilla. Telephone: 619 956365. E-mail: education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com Website:https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com

Dear Colleagues.

Is an allopathic qualification essential to being a good homoeopathic practitioner?

After much discussion ~ and based on the reality that most allopathically trained physicians do NOT have a good grasp on the Hahnemannian practice of homoeopathy, we at the IHM have concluded that it is not, and moreover, that bridging the gap between medical and non-medical homoeopaths is an integral part of the therapy’s future.

To this end, we have decided on the following:

  • We aim to strengthen the IHM’s presence worldwide, and especially in Spain where its headquarters are located, by continuing as an independent homoeopathic research and teaching association offering international seminars, practitioner training and master classes. We have presented Seminars since 1987 and formed 5 teaching colleges.
  • To offer IHM membership to medical and non-medical practitioners, according to IHM’s membership requirements, which will endorse a practitioner as a well trained specialist in homoeopathic medicine regardless of allopathic qualifications. We teach the therapy as per the Organon and do not overlay the writings of Kent or any modern thinking regarding what homoeopathy is.

The IHM Association will comprise of

  • Support members. (Non practitioners.)
  • Student Homoeopaths
  • I.H.M licentiate Homoeopaths (medical and non medical)

Only Licentiate Practitioners, those who have trained with the IHM and have passed the requisite entry requirements for endorsement, will be promoted on the IHM’s official register: http://ihmstaff.boards.net/board/5/licentiate-practitioners

 What we offer:

Based on the writings and thoughts of Samuel Hahnemann,

 “…I have decided to open here in Leipsic, at the beginning of April, an Institute for Graduated Physicians. In this Institute I shall elucidate in every respect the entire homoeopathic system of healing as taught in the “Organon,” and shall make a practical application of it with patients treated in their presence, and thus place my pupils in a condition to be able to practise this system in all cases themselves. A six months’ course will be sufficient to enable any intelligent mind to grasp the principles of this most helpful science of healing. More detailed conditions will be sent on receipt of a prepaid envelope. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.Leipsic. 4th December, 1811.”

P1060304We took a look at the procedure to train persons to become a homoeopathic physician. Knowing that most people cannot take a 6 months sabbatical (as per Hahnemanns proposal) we have devised a method of seminar attendance and home study that spans one year. This will include:

Details pertaining to the professional one year training course. Leading to Licenciateship with the IHM

  • An initial 5 day intensive training session at our Seville Spain faculty. This training will be individualised for new students and practicing consultants.
  • A further period of guided home study for several months will follow. There will be Tutor involvement and online meetings. A Final day 5 training session in our Seville faculty with emphasis on case management will conclude the training and lead to registration with the I.H.M. as a licentiate if all requirements are fulfilled.

For Practising consultants:

If in the opinion of the training officers, if is thought that a practitioner is of sufficient knowledge and expertise and practices according to Hahnemanns methods, the IHM will consider awarding a licentiateship after the Primary intensive course.

What we cover in the 5 day intensive.

  •  A thorough grounding in Hahnemanns methodology and teachings.
  • You will see through case analysis how his method of understanding the disease state is superior to any other and allows for an accurate case management program.
  • You will see what a ‘miasm’ is and how to take it into account if required.
  • You will learn LM or Q potencies and how to use them.
  • You will learn rubric understanding of the Therapeutic Pocket Book and see its superiority in case analysis.
  • You will have more success in your practice utilizing Hahnemanns directions.

The languages used for teaching are English or Spanish.

(For those in South America, we also have a IHM teaching course in operation: https://institutodemedicinahomoeopaticaamericalatina.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/curso-de-capacitacion-homeopatica-para-principiantes-online-o-semipresencial/

For those in Asia, we have a course for beginners based in Hong kong. http://homeopathyhk.academy/

For those in Israel we have practitioner training.

Contact vera.homeopath@gmail . com

We will consider traveling to a location and conducting the teaching on site for 6 or more students for the 5 day intensive. Contact us to discuss.

We also conduct 2 day seminars in Spain. Contact us to discuss.

laptop2The IHM uses primary source materials for all of its teachings. Gary Weaver and Vladimir Polony compiled the SYNOPSIS computer program and spent 3 years working on updating the 1846 Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen, to correct errors of insertion, gradings and removing the incorrect additions by Allen. P & W also clarified the outdated English language and revised the terminology yet remained true to the original meaning. The repertory has been translated from the original German (included in the program) to English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. More languages will be added as and when.

http://homeopathyonline.org/repertories.php

http://homeopathyonline.org/materia_medicas.php

The officers of the IHM are also the teachers.

manuelManuel Gutiérrez Ontiveros
Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Sevilla, año 1983
Formación en Homeopatía
Estudios en Homeopatía de México
Máster en Homeoptía por la Universidad de Sevilla
Cursos de especialización en Homeopatía con diversos profesores internacionales
Ejercicio en Homeopatía desde el año 1983
Contacto
Consulta: Barriada los Príncipes Parcela 7 Bloque 8, Sevilla
Tlf 606 207 345
antonioAntonio Gil Ortega
Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Sevilla en 1982
Formacion en Homeopatia en Mexico D.F. en 1984-85 por el IMHAC
Formación continuada en Homeopatia por diferentes Profesores Internacionales reconocidos.
Acreditación en Medicina Homeopatica por el Real e Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Sevilla
Ejercicio Clínico-Homeopatico desde 1983
Consulta: C/ Guadalupe, 5, 1ºB, Sevilla
Tfno.: 619956365

isidre-1Isidre Lara i Llobet

Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugía por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona en 1980.

Formación en Homeopatía con Homoeopathia Europea con Jacques Imberechts desde 1978, y en cursos de la escuela argentina (Tomás Pablo Paschero, Eugenio Candebabe, …) y mexicana (Proceso Sánchez Ortega). Formación en el método de Alfonso Masi Elizalde en San Sebastián, 1987-1992.
Práctica clínica de medicina homeopática desde 1980; en Palma de Mallorca desde 1984.
Centre de Medicina Homeopàtica de Mallorca. Av. Joan March, nº 8, 5-1. Palma de Mallorca –España.
Tlf.: +34 971 20 65 66 /  658 810 910
Email: islara@homeopatiamallorca.com

Ed Nunnery
Dhom med (Lic) IHM Licencia de Homeopatia Institute for Homoeopathic Medicina U.S.A. 2010.
Degree in Art.
Degree in Music Theory.
Studied Homoeopathy in the Vithoulkas method 1988.
Studied and practiced the Andre Saine method for 8 years.
Trained with the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine for 4 years.
Semi retired private Practice in Pasadena California. Works for the I.H.M. Administration.

verapicwordpressVera Resnick. Dhom med (Lic) IHM.
BA International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 1986
Qualified from Madicin, Tel Aviv, Israel (Homoeopathy) in 2004
Post Graduate studies with David Little 2004-2006
Advanced Clinical Studies with the IHM 2010-
Clinic: 43 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem, Israel
email: vera.homeopath@gmail.com
phone: 972-54-4640736
SKYPE available.

English and Hebrew speaker.

 

garywDr. Gary Weaver D.O. rM.D., Dhommed I.H.M., H.A.Delhi., M.C.C.H (England), H.B.C.C. (India)., Dgrad H.I.Sydney.Dr. Weaver began his studies in Homoeopathy in 1979 training in England and India. In 1987 he became the co-founder of the Manchester College of Classical Homoeopathy and in 1989 founded the Leeds College of Classical Homoeopathy. In 1990 he founded the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine in Dublin Ireland. In 1990 he opened the Kuopio Homoeopathic Education and Research Association in Finland. From 2003-2007 he conducted research into the original repertory of Boenninhausen, and is co- director of OpenRep SYNOPSIS the specialist Boenninghausen software.  Gary Weaver has presented seminars in Australia, India, Finland Spain and England.

Consulta: Barriada los Príncipes Parcela 7 Bloque 8, Sevilla. English only but have Spanish translator.  gary@garyweaver.org.

Guillermo Zamora.
Médico Cirujano UAG., Dhom med (Lic) IHM
Clinic: Pino Suarez 464 ext. 2 Zamora Michoacán, México
Skype: dr.guillermo.zamora
E-mail: homeopathy5@hotmail.com
Cel: 351-134-7331
Spanish and English spoken

The IHM and what it stands for.

In 1810, Hahnemann presented his groundbreaking new medicine and therapy via the book the Organon of the Medical Art.  He presented his method in carefully structured detail. He compiled a database of medical substance proving’s which were listed in the Fragmenta, the Materia Medica Pura and Chronic Diseases.  Hahnemann taught his methods to many students and colleagues, but only put his trust in a small number of practitioners, of whom Clemens Maria Franz (Friedrich) Freiherr (Baron) von Bönninghausen was perhaps the most prominent.

Bönninghausen’s  projects of reportorial works culminating in Therapeutic Pocket Book, was approved by Hahnemann as being an accurate representation of the proving’s database and clinical experience. (The T.P.B. actually is an amazing synthetic approach of how Hahnemann’s mind worked in case analysis.)

Although Hahnemann revised the Organon six times before his death, and constantly examined possible changes to methodology, he never made changes to the central prescribing principle of like cures like, without which homeopathy (the therapy) cannot exist as a separate modality.  If the principle of “like cures like”, with its required database of provings, is abandoned, as has been the case with modern approaches and methods, the certainty offered by prescribing to principle is lost, the path obliterated.

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At the IHM we look no further than Hahnemann’s circle of trust.  We work with Hahnemann’s structure of method and database, Organon and proving’s.  We explore the writings of those whom Hahnemann commended, and study and apply the work of Boenninghausen in great depth.

We do not do this slavishly.  In order to validate the method, the works and writings of others claiming to be homoeopaths are examined for similarities and differences in approach to the therapy. Sadly, the decline in homoeopathic integrity began with one of its most able practitioners who was politically naïve.

On the political level Carroll Dunham was a peace maker. It was said of him that he had no enemies. His liberal and generous mind made it easier for him to accept compromise. Unfortunately compromise on the search for the truth leads to error. In 1870 he made a notable presentation before the American Institute of Homœopathy (AIH) called ‘Freedom of Medical Opinion and Action: a Vital Necessity and a Great Responsibility’. He believed, contrary to his predecessors, that liberty of opinion and practice should prevail within the AIH. He said that he was sure that “perfect liberty will sooner bring knowledge of the truth and that purity of practice which we all desire.” His speech provided license to the pseudo-homeopaths to practice as they wanted and be still identified as homeopaths. Subsequent to his address knowledge of homeopathy was removed in 1874 as a requirement for membership in the AIH. Dunham died in 1877 and did not witness the disastrous effect his noble but naïve vision eventually had on the course of homeopathy in the U.S.A. as most of our institutions disappeared after its members had adopted practices at variance with the teachings of Hahnemann.

(Our Noble and Beloved Carroll Dunham by Dr. André Saine, D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H.)

We work with great care and certainty because we value our integrity as homoeopathic practitioners, and we owe it to our patients to treat based on a tried and true principle, to avoid speculation, theorizing, and invented systems whether based on sensation, the periodic table, kabala, shamanism, kingdoms, families and the like.

Hahnemann’s homoeopathy is the modality which achieved tremendous successes in the cholera epidemic of the early 1830s, leading to its acceptance in medical faculties in Europe at the time as a discipline for study.  The original works are filled with discussions and cases demonstrating the efficiency of the method across the spectrum of diseases afflicting mankind.

Today homoeopathy is either being outlawed or relegated to treatment of the most minor problems.  Its vast ability as a medical modality is being lost. Poor training, poor understanding of the medical science behind its development and a search for novelty in case analysis all have contributed to its demise as a valid therapy and is thought of as an intuitive healing method rather than the effective treatment it really is.

The IHM puts all its efforts into teaching from original materials, working with practitioners to achieve greater certainty and effectiveness in prescribing through a full understanding of the central principle of homoeopathy and the best ways to apply it in homoeopathic practice.

We do not wish to add more novel ideas to the world of homoeopathy.  We do see it as part boenninghausen goodof our professional duty, to keep the standards high and teach the real methodology to all who desire to practice proper medicine in the prescribed manner. We lay no claim to being ‘better’ prescribers. We do however concede that our results based on the instructions of Hahnemann give better resolution to medical problems than other interpretive methods of prescribing. There is a great latitude in applying the therapy, however deviating from its central core or adding a false overlay of psychological analysis and emphasizing or interpreting physical symptoms as delusional states is not the answer.