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Duality in Homeopathy

Duality is a concept that is inherent in our universe. Dualism (from the Latin word duo meaning "two") denotes the state of two parts. The term dualism was originally coined to denote co-eternal binary opposition, a meaning that is preserved in metaphysical and philosophical duality discourse but has been more generalized in other usages to indicate a system that contains two essential parts.

We see this throughout our world; good/bad, light/dark, boy/girl, happy/sad, yin/yang, etc. The list is nearly endless. So how does this apply to homeopathy and receiving a case? It is a concept that we inherently use in all of our daily lives but rarely do we see it for what it simply is.

When we receive a case, we naturally interpret what we hear through our own filters. This is our human nature. Even the concept of duality is so ingrained in our consciousness that we often take it for granted that the polar opposites of what we are considering exist. This is where if we consider what a...

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Controversies on Homeopathic Methods

One of my dear students presented me with a paper written by George Vithoulkas about the different methods being taught in homeopathy right now. It was a comparison of the Hahnemannian approach as outlined in the Organon and newer methods being taught by different teachers around the world; more specifically Sankaran, Scholten, Becker and Chappell.

Vitholkas' argument is that many of the newer ways of understanding homeopathy are not following the Organon and that many newer remedies have not been proven in a classical sense. I happen to agree with Vitholkas very much on this. Even though great understanding can be gained by experimenting and extrapolating ideas, the remedies need to be proven. Much happens in the proving of the real substance that needs to be organized through a proper proving.

I do not discount the newer methods though. I too have created remedies from intention alone and experienced the effects of the proving. But I have never published these...

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Let the Remedy Come to You

I had a very interesting case last week that I thought I would share some comments about. Hopefully, this will illustrate the importance of remaining unattached to remedies while doing the case analysis. Had I held fast to the remedy that best repertized, I would have made a mistake for sure. I'll explain!

This case was of a 57-year-old man who has been suffering from depression, lack of confidence, and indecision in his life. He is unmarried and a school teacher who does not enjoy his job and wants to quit but hasn't been able to do it just yet.

He has sleep problems and wakes up suddenly at night thinking about the difficulties of his day. His first remark describing his condition was, "it goes deep." He has memory issues that frustrate him to no end. He can't remember where he puts things and has to search to find the item he last had in his hand.

He is a recovering alcoholic with 3 decades of sobriety. He described passing out numerous times from drinking too...

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What Does Homeopathy Need in The USA?

Usually, I write a newsletter imparting some tips for homeopaths. But I am departing for the first time ever to ask all of you a favor. I would like to open up for discussion, "What does homeopathy need in the US?" We need to create a vision for our profession.

Before I get into some ideas of my own, please share your own in the comments area below. I would love to hear from all of you. So on to the question, 'What does homeopathy need in the US?"

As a homeopath, I am a professional and am lucky enough to not have any problem with licensure as the State of Nevada has a Homeopathic Board of Medical Examiners that regulates homeopathy in my state. So one of the more immediate hurdles as a professional homeopath is behind me as most states do not have a regulating board.

It is difficult to understand the legality of practice since it is regulated by each individual state. That makes too many jurisdictions for anyone to keep track of and then know the compliance. So one thing homeopathy...

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Homeopathy for Diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly more frequent disease as a result of our modern diet and hereditary influences. It is one of the most insidious diseases affecting man. It can be a quiet killer if not properly diagnosed and treated. Allopathic treatment is fairly easy and with the help of dietary changes can help modify the disease. But to remove the disease and its symptoms, good homeopathy must be applied to help inspire deeper healing along with lifestyle changes, including diet.

There are two main types of diabetes; diabetes insipidus, which is characterized by polyuria (increased secretion of urine without containing any sugar or glucose), and diabetes mellitus, which is characterized by polyuria with an increase in sugar in the urine, abnormal thirst, and an increased or depressed appetite with progressive debility.  If left untreated, diabetes affects all metabolic functions and creates a horrible picture of disease. Circulation can become impaired leading to...

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Giving Multiple Remedies

The goal of every classical or Hahnemannian homeopath is to give the simillimum remedy. This is the most perfect single remedy that covers the case and will inspire the healing response. In a perfect world, this would always be the case and a single remedy would always work. In Hahnemann's time, there was a much more simple expression of dis-ease. Now we have so many influences and suppression's that disease in our modern world is far more complex.

My experience is that about half of all cases do very well with a single remedy. Others that have many drug influences and years of suppression often need another remedy to help the healing process. Finding the simillimum can be difficult in these cases because a single remedy just does not cover the entire energy of the case. Many times, a simillimum is given and the person does moderately well but there are some symptoms that are just not yielding. It is a fine line to determine if the vital force has not responded yet or another remedy...

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Who is Your Best Advocate?

Homeopathy plays a small role in the health industry. Unfortunately between the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies, the medical business is just that; a VERY BIG business. Because of this, the practice of medicine has changed greatly in the last few decades. It used to be that if you saw a doctor, there was a true office visit. This means that you had a conversation with the doctor and he/she spent more than 5-15 minutes with you.

As a result of these brief office visits, the exchange of information is very limited. If you are not your own best health advocate, you are liable to be another casualty of the medical system rather than reaping the benefits of good medical care. This where homeopathy differs so greatly from the standard medical model. The homeopath wants to hear how you are doing. They want to hear the details of your suffering. They want to hear your history and the things that bother you. This is why the first consultation will last a minimum of two...

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Why We Get Sick

In order to help someone heal from illness, it is good to understand why we get sick in the first place. There are many theories about illness including those of Loius Pasteur and his germ theory, which still is very popular today. We only need to look at the mass hysteria around the swine flu and the idea that a germ, bacteria, or virus will come and get us, to see his theory is very much alive. If this theory were true then everyone exposed to this virus would become ill. As we all know, this is not the case and has much more to do with susceptibility than infection. I can safely say that most everyone reading this newsletter has been exposed to many germs and a plethora of other viruses that can make us sick, but few get stricken with illness. If the germ theory were true, then we would all be sick much more often.

So if it is not the germ or bacteria or virus, what is it that makes us sick? In the end, it is ourselves. Let me explain. There is a perfect order in our being that...

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Increasing the Potency of Remedies

Sometimes when we are changing potencies, the next potency that we want to give may not be available. Often the next available potency is a big jump in potency, for example, a 30C to a 200C, or a 200C to 1M. Many times, an intermediate potency will have to be custom manufactured by the homeopathic pharmacy. Usually, this involves additional fees that some feel is too much to pay. There is a simple way to increase the potency of an already existing remedy. Following these instructions exactly will produce a new potency of the same remedy. There are a few very important steps to remember so following the instructions precisely is critical.

The first thing to be mindful of is cleanliness and to use boiling water for sterilization. You will need a few items on hand to be successful. The first is a clean, brown glass dropper bottle. Usually, one or two ounces will be sufficient in size. This should be new, clean, and never used before. As you are doing the preparation of the potency,...

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Asking Questions

Sometimes when we receive a case it comes to us on a silver platter. This happens when the person delivers their story and it is so rich and full of descriptors that it makes our jobs very easy in understanding what is asking to be healed, selecting rubrics, and coming to the remedy. But it is not always so easy. Sometimes the person is not accustomed to sharing their life and will report just names of their physical diseases. This does not offer much to the homeopath in the way of understanding the subtle nuances that are necessary for correct homeopathic prescribing.

Many times the person will be able to describe their disease in allopathic terms and know much more about it than you; the homeopath. It is helpful to let them speak and not stop their flow even if it seems that the information you are receiving may not be that useful in prescribing. When this occurs, I listen closely to how they are delivering their story and for any ways that they refer to their experience of...

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