Since 1986, the IHM has researched and promoted Hahnemannian homoeopathy. Led by Gary Weaver, the IHM staff have studied the writings of Hahnemann and Boenninghausen, and then collated the information so as to be useful in the practice of Homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy is not a spiritual healing therapy. It is a medical speciality for treating disease utilising a specific treatment protocol as outlined by Hahnemann. Writing millions of words during his lifetime, Hahnemann carefully enunciated HOW to practice and gave instructions to follow based on experimentation results and observable phenomena.
The practitioners of the IHM have all undergone intensive training in casework utilising the Therapeutic Pocket Book to ascertain remedies to study for the prescription. Gary Weaver and Vladimir Polony updated the Therapeutic Pocket Book starting in 2008 by re writing the rubrics using the original German text, and then placed the context in modern English but retaining the original German meaning. This correction alone took 2 years. We then added corrections to the rubric lists, some of which were obtained from other researchers and verified by us. We removed the additional remedies added by Allen in his English edition but retained his layout. In doing so we left familiarity for the practitioner in using the TPB.
We have been fortunate to have been aided in language translation to Spanish (South American) by Guillermo Zamora, to Spanish (mainland Castellan) by Antonio Ortega and Manuel Gutiérrez. Italian by Marco Colla, and Hebrew by Vera Resnick.
It is necessary to comprehend HOW the TPB is to be used to complete a symptom.
On experiencing any particular sensation from the medicine, it is useful, indeed necessary, in order to determine the exact character of the symptom, to assume various positions while it lasts, and to observe whether, by moving the part affected, by walking in the room or the open air, by standing, sitting or lying the symptom is increased, diminished or removed, and whether it returns on again assuming the position in which it was first observed, – whether it is altered by eating or drinking, or by any other condition, or by speaking, coughing, sneezing or any other action of the body, and at the same time to note at what time of the day or night it usually occurs in the most marked manner, whereby what is peculiar to and characteristic of each symptom will become apparent.
The TPB, despite claims to the contrary, can be used to ascertain general symptoms or specifics. By fully understanding the meaning of the rubrics and how to combine locally and generally, the genius of the synthesis will ACCURATELY guide to one or a few remedies that produce the individual state under consideration.
It takes fully about a year of practice to become comfortable with the genuine Hahnemannian protocol and analysis method. Boenninghausen captured the rationale completely in the Therapeutic Pocket Book.
Your clinic success rate will increase quickly, and the non confusing methodology of repertorising will only take minutes and give a surety in prescribing.
The IHM teaches how to use the repertory and what the rubrics mean. We teach how to combine and incorporate valid PRESCRIBING symptoms for analysis. Using Hahnemanns protocol, often cases are worked out using 3-6 rubrics only. We do this via intensive 2-4 day training seminars either as a large group or individual training. (Spanish and English in Mallorca Sevilla Spain)
Contact us at: education @ instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com