November 2014

Editorial: Sensation and Synergy approaches in homeopathic practice

by Meghna Shah

Dear Readers,

Hello! Another year has passed and it was to our immense pleasure that the team of Interhomeopathy again extended an invitation to write articles and share our experience. What followed was a series of discussions and a flow of ideas in an effort to holistically present our current academic and clinic practice as a fruitful learning and sharing experience, the culmination of which is this issue.

the other song – International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy, which has the objective of ‘Treating, Teaching and Training’ at its heart, has always been a converging point where some of  the leading homoeopaths of our generation come together, exchanging ideas and methodologies, in order to give the best possible results in their cases. 

This issue exemplifies the integrative approach practiced here. We have made an earnest attempt to demonstrate the philosophy and the concepts behind the practice, illustrating them with cases. Most consultants and teachers have contributed a case and have presented a simplified but a detailed understanding of the prescription.

The Sensation and the Synergy Approaches, founded by Rajan Sankaran, head of the other song, have been used effectively in most cases. What is noteworthy is seeing how other consultants have utilized these approaches in synchronization with their own understanding. This issue highlights the use of Synergy approach in cases with varying pathologies, in order to give definitive and reproducible results, including an article with a case from Rajan Sankaran himself. Mahesh Gandhi has very ably demonstrated the use of the Sensation Approach in psychiatric cases. It was very riveting to see the analysis of a case of a physician, suffering from panic disorder, who feared different aspects of his very profession! Shekhar Algundgi, Dinesh Chauhan and Gajanan Dhanipkar have not only used the Synergistic Approach to analyse their cases but have also demonstrated the use of various subtle but handy secrets of good case-taking, which are necessary before applying these approaches for case analysis.

We have incorporated the use of different approaches for treating difficult cases, amongst which the meditative approach by Jayesh Shah; it is amazing to see how he follows the patient on his meditative journey and how he integrates the insights from this approach with the traditional and Sensation Approaches. The treatment of severe pathological cases by Ashok Borkar, and a simple but unique approach to clinical practice by Sunirmal Sarkar make an interesting read! Sujit Chatterjee has given a summary of his experience of treating difficult cancer cases, applying his vast knowledge of the Sensation Approach.

So, what we have before us is a comprehensive overview of the constantly evolving practicing tools and approaches at the other song, which has been the result of the unbelievable team work of all there, which includes the authors and the publication team, Sneha Vyas, Armeen Jasawala, and Devang Shah. We hope to continue this sharing experience and learn a lot more from your feedback and experiences as well.

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