Case – 60 year old woman
Presenting complaint: Lower back pain radiating toward left hip, down outside thigh toward knee.
Medical diagnosis: Lower spine, collapsed disc with two large abscesses in spine
Presently - on waiting list for hip surgery, left side. Recently diagnosed - left hip had been fractured in car accident – missed in diagnosis, 2 years ago.
THE IMPORTANCE OF AETIOLOGY
The significance of aetiology or causation as part of the homeopathic totality is well recognised.
In his, “Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy”, Kent differentiates allopathy from homeopathy with reference to the importance given to the cause of disease. In Lecture 1, entitled “The Sick”, Kent observes that in allopathy, “the microscopic pathological results of the disease are noted and considered to be the beginning and ending i.e. the result without anything prior to them…..But Homoeopathy perceives that there is something prior to these results”. He concludes that, “only in this way can we trace cause and effect in a series from beginning to end, and back again from the end to the beginning.”
International Classical Homoeopathy History
Germany ➛ America ➛ India ➛ America
Germany - the Foundations for Homoeopathy
SAMUEL F. HAHNEMANN: German physician developed “Homoeopathy” as a Complete Medicinal System addressing the whole person through all stages of life, from very young to elderly.
Hahnemann was uncomfortable using treatments taught in medical schools: cauterizing, blistering, purging, bloodletting and leeches, highly toxic agents (mercury, lead, arsenic), with severe side-effects, causing complex conditions, death.
Hahnemann stopped practicing this allopathic medicine, and began investigating, researching natural ancient, medicinal systems. He spoke and read several languages therefore earned a living translating natural herbal medicinal texts of English, ancient Greek, Egyptian. He discovered the Laws of Nature written in the ancient Egyptian documents, tenth century Hindu sages, and in the Hippocratic Corpus 400 B.C. Hahnemann found the origin of the tenet: “do no harm.”
It began with apprehension, leaving my young family, Luke ten and Sophie-Rose six for three weeks, but with a passion for Homoeopathy, that is very much inspired and supported by my family. I set out on a journey that has truly touched, moved and motivated me beyond any expectation that I may have had.
So, what did, I hope to achieve from this experience, I only graduated from the Allen College in June 2012?
Clinical experience and simple fast prescribing where the order for the trip.
Jan Taylor <
I am one of the original graduates of the Allen College graduating in 2002. Homeopathy is my passion and I am very pleased that I had such a fantastic training at the Allen College. Some 10 years on in my own busy practice, I still love this gentle but effective, holistic way to treat people. It is as Dr Banerjea always said a 'wonderful art and science'.
Long may the College continue to educate more people to a high standard of homeopathy and homeopathic healing.
Jan Taylor, Dip Hom ACH, RSHom. www.essex-homoepathy.co.uk
ACID SULPH: Aetiology: Alcohol +++ (long continued indulgence to wine / spirits +++). Character: Sour eructations à sets teeth on edge. Aversion: smell of coffee; desire: fresh food. Modalities: (a) Aggravation:- < Touch. (b) Amelioration:- > Rest. Potency:- 200C.
ACONITUM NAPELLUS:- Complaints from very hot weather, especially gastro-intestinal disturbances. Potency:- Sixth potency for sensory affections; first to third for congestive conditions. Must be repeated frequently in acute diseases. Acon. Is a rapid worker. In Neuralgias tincture of the root often preferable, one drop doses (poisonous), or pain, the 30th potency accordingly to susceptibility of patient.
"Nearing the end of 4 of the most exciting, stimulating and encouraging years of my life, I can say that the Allen College is going to stand proud in the world of Classical Homoeopathy and I am privileged to have been a part of it's early growth. The course is very professionally run by the most caring and experienced tutors - everyone is aiming for the same goal, to spread the word of homoeopathy as Hahnemann taught, with emphasis upon miasmatic prescribing, led by our dynamic Principal Dr Subrata Banerjea. " .......
" I feel incredibly fortunate that I chose the Allen college for my inspiring and rewarding journey into Homoeopathy, expertly guided by the most knowledgeable tutors. "
Case Presentation : 24th June 2004: Cough, 19 year duration - what cough?
Notes on visit to Springfield Hospital – Critical Care Unit
Richard Spalding, Team Leader of the Critical Care Unit at Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, invited me to spend a day with his Team to study the allopathic approach to pain and the work of a surgical recovery room.
Janet has been practising homoeopathy for almost 20 years and regularly lectured since 1992. Her passion for the subject has taken her regularly to India for over 19 years and she has participated in many activities there, including prescribing in rural areas. She is committed to the charity which supports homoeopathic treatment in the slums of Calcutta and frequently organises events to raise funds. She teaches philosophy and practice management at the Allen College of Homoeopathy and supports homoeopaths in practise by offering regular post graduate supervision.