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The IHM have begun the ONLINE advanced practitioner training course for students, utilising video and audio.
Language is in English.
Post grad students and practitioners wishing to avail themselves of the course, please fill in the contact form below and we will be in touch regarding costs and requirements.
Please note: We teach Hahnemanns methodology only. Our main Repertorial aid is the Therapeutic Pocket Book and the Materia Medicas of Hahnemann, plus verified MM extracts from others.
The course is designed so that a practitioner can hear the information on their phone or laptop in audio form, so as to be able to absorb without being tied to a classroom. Great for walks in the park.
To become a member of the IHM as a licentiate, it will require attending a 4 day in depth training seminar in Seville Spain. Alternatively, if enough people join together, The IHM will travel to the host country and conduct the seminar there.
Author: Dr. José Guillermo Zamora de la Paz, UAG Surgeon Doctor, Dhom. Med. (Lic.) By the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine.
As the second part of the Therapeutic Pocket Book title tells us “A Guide to the Materia Medica”, the repertoire is a medical guide. It is a work, a synthesis, to memorize the symptoms of the medical matter, represented for each of the rubrics in the context of a pathogenesis that must have been previously studied and restructured so that the practitioner can know what is And what symptom you should look for. Even in the absence of deep knowledge, this tool can be used for the learning of this MM, and even to make an analysis, although from my point of view with less effectiveness.
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Thus, if for example we have the context of pathogenesis in perspective, we can find the correspondence associated with the rubric. From the translation of the rubric in German ” Nach Erkältung “, which in English translates as ” Catching Cold ” and in Spanish as “after a cold” (Nach = After, Erkältung = Cold or Cold) , no it is difficult to differentiate between it and the heading ” Aggravation when cooled ” ( Becoming Cold ).
In the writing of the provings and from my own practice I have found that the first rubric ” Aggravation, Cooling ” is used more specifically for factors of causality and aggravation in relation to the fact of becoming sick after beingexposed to a cold climate Could be by “uncoating,” “taking off the hat” or “taking off”) with an effective reaction of assisted or spontaneous thermoregulation, sometimes by the release of heat manifested in immediate or immediate tremor of variable duration; While the second rubric ” Aggravation on Cooling “, being clearer, gives me more for remedies that in their pathogenesis they modify by making contact for a more or less prolonged time with something cold (climate,
Of course, although there is a modification, when we consider the literal translation of German as ” after cold ” ( Catching Cold ), which has a completely different meaning in English, when the letter ” a ” is first placed before the word ” cold ” “, Or” Catching a Cold “, which means” to get sick from the flu “or as we commonly say in Mexico” to have a cold, flu, or to gulp down “, then I have not left out the heading” Cold Aggravation ” Those symptoms that have worsened or appeared since the patient became ill with the flu.
There are some repertoires, which have simply merged (seemingly) similar rubrics like these, although I confess that I would not be brave enough to do something like that. *
* OpenRep SYNOPSIS offers this alternative to merge or combine headings momentarily during the analysis.
Examples of Cold Symptoms :
EC = Chronic Diseases
MMP = Pure Materia Medica
- EC Carb-V 465. Belly pain, as after catching a cold; Is aggravated before eliminating flatus, and continues even afterwards.
- EF Nat-C 661 Dry cough with coryza obstructed, after cooling.
- MMP NUX-V , Introduction. Serious disturbances due to the cold are frequently removed by him.
- MMP NUX-V 460.- Belly pain in the open air, as for cooling.
- EC Silicea 256 Heat and burning of the face, after washing with cold water; for two hours.
- EF Petrol 358 Pain in the abdomen, as if from a cold. *
* In English, this symptom of Petroleum appears “as for catching a cold”, that is to say “as for cooling, to have flu, or to be agripado”, and is included both in the rubric “Aggravation by cooled” 1, as in “Aggravation on cooling” with grade 2. The reason why Boenninghausen includes remedies in both rubrics is explained at the end of the article, but in short has to do with his own findings and verification during his clinical practice. However, this should not lead us to choose the appropriate rubric for each case, since we can see that the 1st rubric lacks 25 remedies contained in the 2nd, and the 2nd lacks 18 remedies contained in the 1st; While most remedies that coincide in both rubrics are graduated with different value. “
Examples of symptoms on cooling . (“Beim Kaltwerden” in German, “Becoming cold” in English)
- EC Aurum S. 422 Very sensitive to cold throughout the body.
- MMP Moschus S.134 When it is airborne or cold, the air feels cold, and looks for heat from the stove (after 1 ½ hours). [Gss.]
- EC Zincum 1256 All day, general exhaustion, sleepy, aversion to all noise, and yet deaf, without sleep, as after a night of waking, with shivering and cold chills run over the body, as after cooling after sweating
- MMP Spig 573 He is very sensitive to cold air
- MMP Camp 209 It is very sensitive to cold air.
- EC Graph , introduction. … mucus of the nose; Daily coryza, when it cools …
- MMP Magnes 220.- While standing in a cold place, there is a tearing pull in the muscles of the arm.
- MMP NUX-V 928 By the contact of cold air, sudden in the calf, as if the leg were dormant (aft. 2 h.).
We must understand that the contexts of pathogenesis are described in climates that are very different from the climates we manage here in Mexico and some other Latin American latitudes. Perhaps for who is living in Toluca, State of Mexico or in La Rosilla Durango, Mexico, the cold will be something very similar to what is lived and lived in Germany; However, most Mexicans will feel extremely cold there. For this reason, it is that the usefulness and pathogenetic correspondence that I find for the rubric ” Aggravation by Cold Air ” is simply for causalities and aggravation modalities in cold weather (including, by common sense, those cold artificial climates that are created with airs Conditioned).
It is not difficult to establish parameters for the other symptoms in the repertoire, since they offer the specific location for their aggravation when exposed to the cold; In the same way that it is known that Silicea is sick during and after her feet cool, and that in Belladonna the same is done by washing her head with cold water; In cases where the location that is cooled is specific, and whose cooling generates or complicates the symptoms; The heading ” Aggravation when cooling part of the body ” should be taken. For example:
- MMP Puls 203 Toothache, which begins at 2 am, does not let him lay his head in a cold place in the bed; A sudden escarbante, first in the teeth of the lower jaw, then in the upper jaw, from the root of one tooth to another, that recur at noon when he eats.
- MMP Hepar 151 When the smallest member cools, coughing occurs immediately, as by a cooling and hypersensitivity of the nervous system.
- EC Silicea 302 Sudden dizziness, which does not allow you to take anything hot or cold in your mouth.
- EC Silicea 781 Severe oppressive pain in the right shoulder, extending to the elbow, as soon as the shoulder is bare and becomes cold , mainly at night.
In patients in which both drinking cold water, walking barefoot on the cold floor, exposing themselves to the cold, etc., etc., aggravate or produce their symptoms, ie, they become ill with various factors associated with cold, I would not hesitate To take into account the rubric ” aggravates cold in general “; However, other combinable symptoms can almost always be found which are shared by fewer remedies with respect to this type of thermal modality.
Nor is it difficult to identify, for anyone who has read Hahnemann’s provings, that the rubric ” Aggravation Taking Cold Air ” (I would add ” aspiring “) is for provings in a context like the following:
- EC Hepar 161 After drinking anything cold, and after opening the mouth, toothache at the moment in all the teeth.
- MMP NUX-V 244 Inflamed throat; Sore harshness in the jaws, only felt when pulling cold air and when it swallows.
- MMP NUX-V 95.- External headache; During cold wind, pain as if the head were sore externally; And still the place is not painful when it is touched (aft. 6 h.).
- MMP NUX-V 928 By the contact of cold air, sudden in the calf, as if the leg were dormant (aft. 2 h.).
- MMP NUX-V 202 Drawing tooth pain, which at the same time, stitches in a row of teeth, especially when pulling air through the open mouth (after 1/4 h.).
- MMP NUX-V 206 Breathing deeply (in the open air) pain as if air entered the hollow tooth.
- MMP Staph 212 Toothache caused by air pulled in the mouth.
- EC Silicea 286 Odontalgia, particularly when eating hot food and when cold air enters the mouth.
I insist, it is important to take into consideration, to which pathogenetic context each heading refers. If we consider the pathogenetic correspondence that the provings have with the symptom “Aggravation, Temperature Change” ; We will realize that this refers to the change in temperature from the cold to the hot . I exemplify with the following summary case from my clinic:
A 38-year-old female patient, a cook , appears in January 2012 with a 6-hour evolution that begins about 20 minutes after arriving at work. It has sharp pain on the right side of the face, which includes upper gums, upper jaw, cheekbones, around the eye on the same side. The pain has become increasingly intense and even dizzy. Feel the same side of the face and it becomes numb. The pain increases with the noise, when spoken to, when touching the sore area; Wants to be locked in a single room. He tried to sleep but could not. Patient is restless, desperate, walks, does not want to sit. Pain upon palpation of the described area. There is no paralysis.
The case has a thermal causal factor (infectious / stimulant) that is key in the process and from which the analysis begins, and is accompanied by a symptom component of modality and sensation.
Rx Verbascum Thapsus. 30c (L)
These combined headings cover the patient’s current condition. The MMP of Hahnemann provides us with the necessary information for the confirmation of the homeopathic diagnosis.
- MMP Verb. Symptom 11 Unusually deep, deep pressure on the right frontal protrusion, moving from the cold to the hot . [Gss.]
- MMP Symptom 84 Numbness
- MPP Symptoms 15, 29, 63, 140, Tapping
- MMP 1.2 Vertigo
- MPP 165 Earrings, tremors, shudders on one side.
In the repertorial analysis of the case you can realize that Arsenicum Album appears with grade 4 for the rubric “Agr. Temperature Change “ , which is true, considering that our knowledge of Materia Medica must lead us to understand that while Arsenicum is a remedy that is generally improved by the heat, it is not so in the case of the headache it produces; Which is “… improved by applying cold water, but removing it is much worse than before” (that is, the headache is improved by the application of cold water , but is aggravated by the change in temperature from cold to warm (temperate) . See symptom 118 for Arsenicum in Chronic Diseases). Note also the exception of Ranunculus Bulbosus that has the highest degree for this modality, but also has it in vice versa; That is, in moving from the hot to the cold; Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place , “has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above. Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place , “ has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above. Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place , “ has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above.
To conclude on this topic, we must take into account the following:
The forecast of Bönninghausen and his desire for transparency made him cite the origin of the provings for each of the medicines contained in the First Repertory (EPR) (I refer to SRH, Systematic Alphabetic Repertory of Homeopathic Medicines, in two parts: Repertory of Antipsychotic drugs or SARS of 1832-33 and the Repertory of non-antipsoric drugs or SRN of 1835 ), allowing in this way to compare each entry with the proving of origin. Thus, when it built the TPB from its immediate precursor EPR, Bönninghausen did not consult again the provings (already presented within EPR). It only needed to convert the information contained in EPR to replace it within the new structure of the TPB. This is undoubtedly the reason why he does not give references in his TPB, but the other reason, more importantly, Is that the entries it contains can not be found as they are in the provings – They are rather representations of provings, a distillation. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide.
The local group here meet once a month and spend 3 hours studying rubrics of the Therapeutic Pocket Book. They do this to gain a clearer understanding of what the rubrics mean. It gets to be interesting especially as the group are Spanish and examine the rubrics in English Spanish and reference from the original German TPB which is contained in the SYNOPSIS repertory.
Within 30 seconds walk of our clinic is a choice of restaurants for coffee and beverages, so we try to get at least 2 coffees in during the time..
For people in other countries, the IHM offers a 5 day intensive training course in the teachings of Hahnemann through the use of the Therapeutic Pocket book. We offer this training in 2 modes, one for practitioners and one for people learning homoeopathy for the first time.
I am particularly looking forward to August as two London based persons are coming for their second and final training session and hopeful registration with the IHM. It has been a pleasure watching them develop from individuals with some knowledge into competent case takers. They have worked extremely hard since last August and have my respect for that. Kudos.
So you have spent a lot of money, invested a couple of years of your life in training, observed several different methods of approach to casetaking and prescribing, now hold your piece of paper and are on your own in the world of homoeopathy.
Feel alone? A sense of being lost? Not confident in your approach and results?
The Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine, established in 1986 is very familiar with your situation. The IHM conducts an average of 7 international seminars a year and many thousands of training hours teaching individuals the Hahnemannian methodology of casetaking and case evaluation through the Therapeutic Pocket Book approach by Boenninghausen.
Due to the multitude of prescribing methods taught, we see the confusion in a graduate many times.
Hahnemann developed a very precise and penetrating case analysis mode for ascertaining the precise sx of the disease state. Modern ‘homoeopathic’ approaches do not utilise ANY of the founders instructions and therefore success in clinical terms is not high on the list. I often hear, “but the patient feels better”… yes, but they still have the problem they came to you with….
Boenninghausen was Hahnemanns most competent student. To the professions benefit, Boenninghausen managed to encapsulate the manner in which Hahnemann examined a case via symptoms, and was able to formulate the process in an invaluable repertorial process known as the Therapeutic Pocket Book.
Vladimir Polony and Gary Weaver undertook to do a re translation work (starting in 2007, completed in 2010/11) into English from the original 1846 edition, thus repairing many of the errors found in Allens version. It is now available in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.
the IHM is offering a special 3 day personal mentoring and teaching weekend with Gary Weaver.
During the month of March 2017 dates:
31st-2nd April inclusive.
The 3 day course is available to both Medically qualified and non medically qualified practitioners.
Based in Sevilla Spain.
ENGLISH language only.
(We can supply a Spanish homoeopathic translator for an extra €150 if required)
There will be a section of the course regarding understanding Materia Medica that will be conducted via Internet with Vera Resnick D.Hom med I.H.M.
What will be included in this 3 day Training.
- All refreshments and snacks.
- Tapas lunch.
The training is dedicated to the study of Hahnemanns methodology for case taking. We do not overlay with Kentian/Swedenborg influences and rely solely on the instructions given by Hahnemann,
This will involve:
- A deep study of the related Organon sections to casetaking.
- A comprehensive analysis of his rationale for understanding what disease is,
- What to look for
- How to complete a symptom
- How to find the expression of the disease in an individual
- How to link symptoms for a complete picture of the disease.
We will demonstrate each step of the process with video and powerpoint and multiple case examples.
We will also:
- Demonstrate Hahnemanns thinking through the analysis process formulated by Boenninghausen in the Therapeutic Pocket Book.
- This work when used correctly, can quickly point to the generals of a case or indeed the specific single symptoms that point to a remedy for use.
- We will examine:
- Causal events
- Organ failure
- Acute diseases
- Chronic diseases.
- Totality treatment in one sided diseases
- How to treat concurrent different diseases.
- Repetition of medicines.
- Alternating remedies.
- LM or Q potencies. How to dose, Repetition, case management and how to deal with aggravations.
- How to read Materia Medica to get the right medicine.
We award a Diploma for attendees and the chance to qualify for I.H.M. membership. http://ihmstaff.boards.net/board/5/licentiate-practitioners
Fees: The course is offered as stated for €750 per person or less if multiple attendees come in a small group.
Arden Wong B.HSc., D.C.H., DHom Med(Lic) I.H.M. Based in Hong Kong.
23rd September, 2016.
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.
I 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.
P.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 the 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!
I.H.M. Office: Antonio Gil Ortega. Calle Guadeloupe 5, 1B. 41003. Sevilla. Telephone: 619 956365. E-mail: email@example.com Website:https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com
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.”
We 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.
The 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.
The officers of the IHM are also the teachers.
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
Vera 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
English and Hebrew speaker.
We are pleased to announce that Arden Wong of HongKong has completed the intensive professional entry course for the IHM and exceeded in the requirements. He is now Arden Wong. DHom Med (Lic) I.H.M.
This particular course is available only to current practitioners and is designed to test knowledge of homoeopathy and a demonstrated ability to understand patient pathology as expressed and translate into prescribing symptoms. We presented among many other discussions, 20 Powerpoint and video cases covering both acute and chronic cases, and related all the pertinent points back to the Organon and Chronic Diseases.
Arden has spent the last few years utilising the Therapeutic Pocket Book in his practice and was happy to expand his knowledge to have a fuller understanding of rubrics and see them in action during the cases.
It was a genuine pleasure to work with Arden. He is an accomplished practitioner and we wish him much success in his professional life.
We keep the classes small. From 1-5 people only. Medical and non medically qualified practitioners accepted.
The teaching is interactive but highly structured. It is based solely on the works of Samuel Hahnemann with many examples and case studies to show the methodology in practice.
You will enjoy the city of Seville for a vacation. What better way to learn and relax than this.
Fine foods, good restaurants, a beautiful city to explore.
This is a good opportunity to learn Hahnemannian homoeopathy in a beautiful setting. The most important thing is that the teaching is from original sources and therefore not reliant on personal interpretation or deviations from Hahnemanns methodology. Given that Hahnemann was most successful in the practice, we see no reason to adopt lesser practices or opposing viewpoints in the therapy.
You will leave the course with a notebook full of information and with cited references for home study to continue your education.
We look forward the next student intake.
I came to Boenninghausen, and subsequently to the IHM, via a route that was somewhat painful. I had been trained in Kentian methods and was the proud possessor of MacRep software. After several years of practice I had begun to doubt the methods I was using, and was constantly in search of a greater degree of certainty in prescribing. I was not happy with my results or my process.
Then the first painful part of this particular journey happened. My computer was stolen, complete with software and dongle. It took a couple of months to sort this out – months where I had a replacement computer but no software. I still had my Synthesis in its fancy red binding, but found it very unwieldy, and was not sure any more whether it was a reliable source of information. And I had a small copy of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book (Allen), which I had bought on a whim but never used.
At the time I was working with a patient in her 50s who had undergone IVF for the twelfth time, and was in early stages of pregnancy with twins. I was also working with a teenager with a stubborn case of constipation. I followed Allen’s instructions in his introduction and began working with the TPB. Although I found the book physically difficult to read (Indian edition) and the method was new to me, the results in both cases were very good and I felt a greater degree of certainty in prescribing.
In 2007 my route took me to George Dimitriadis and his Boenninghausen Repertory (TBR), a carefully edited repertory based on the TPB. This led me to even greater certainty that Boenninghausen had a stronger grasp than Kent on how homoeopathy should be practiced, and at the same time I began reading articles on Kent’s Swedenborgian influences. I began to get some inkling of how drastically Kent had shifted the practice of homoeopathy away from its original underpinnings.
During my studies I had already become very skeptical of intense psychological investigation which I was taught was an essential part of homoeopathic prescribing. The two- to three-hour sessions seemed more like some form of confession than focused treatment, and I felt uneasy with these methods, both as practitioner and as patient.
In 2010, I met Gary Weaver and in our initial conversations about homoeopathy in general and Boenninghausen in particular, he mentioned the magic words: “take only what has changed.” I began to take the Organon apart, to see it as an essential “users manual” rather than as a venerated philosophical work. To understand the differing energies of Aphorism 5 and Aphorism 6, the context and the change in every case.
Gary began teaching me how to work with the Therapeutic Pocketbook using the P&W software, which I translated into Hebrew. He told me it would take me six months to a year to unlearn the methods I had been taught and to pick up the simple laser-like focus required to work with the Therapeutic Pocketbook. I thought I knew this material, I had studied materia medica (although never provings…) it shouldn’t be so difficult, it would take me a month or two. But it took a year, most of which time was needed to acquire the open, focused mindset needed for case-taking, analysis and remedy choice.
During my studies with Gary, I had to learn to identify the theories, protocols and prejudices I had about remedies and case-taking, and to forcibly put them aside in order to focus on the central facts of the case before me, the real prescribing symptoms which so often are obscured in lengthy case-taking by irrelevant material. I had to unlearn the automatic stress on mental symptoms I had been taught, and to identify cases where the mental symptoms were essential for prescribing, and where they were only brought in for differential diagnosis if at all.
Working with Gary led me towards what to me should be the ultimate goal of any homoeopath – increased certainty in prescribing. I began working with provings, specifically with Hahnemann’s provings which still seem to be more reliable than those carried out in our times. I understood more clearly why Hahnemann was so opposed to the “mongrel homoeopaths” who combined homoeopathy with allopathy, without understanding the central principle of “like cures like”.
Part of my disaffection with MacRep was the realization that I could find many sources giving a particular symptom in relation to a remedy – but that most of these sources were copied from each other, so a large number of “hits” did not represent a greater certainty of the remedy as appropriate for the symptom. Boenninghausen’s work in itself brings much greater clarity and certainty, in that it is based on primary sources, primarily Hahnemann’s materia medica, and on Boenninghausen’s own clinical experience. Hahnemann was not an easygoing master, but even he acknowledged Boenninghausen’s worth and the value of his repertory.
The IHM’s approach is solidly rooted in Hahnemann and Boenninghausen’s writings and teachings. There is no attempt to invent something new and shiny, bells and whistles, just constant in-depth study of the tried and true, around the unchanging principle of “like cures like”. Personal glory or fame is not the objective. Certainty and consistency in prescribing is.
I am very grateful to Gary for the amount I have learned, and continue to learn from him, for the time invested and the willingness and patience exhibited. By nature I question constantly, going over each point again and again, reviewing, rebutting, reinstating – so his patience is particularly appreciated (and frequently tested…). He is a dedicated teacher and practitioner, and I highly recommend the new program he’s offering in Spain.