March 2014

Panorama: seminars and books

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Seminars

Homeopathy Congress March 14 – 16, 2014

"Homeopathy – from Childhood to Old Age"

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Following the highly successful congresses of recent years, with up to 500 participants from 30 countries, we are now pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 homeopathy congress: "Homeopathy – from childhood to old age." Leading homeopaths from around the world will be presenting their individual approaches to the treatment of children and elderly patients - from ADHD, behavioural disturbances, and typical illnesses of childhood through Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses that occur more often with increasing age. A multifaceted congress that promises to be a highlight for 2014.
The popular Dutch doctor Resie Moonen kicks off the congress with her report on the Lanthanides for children. She presents impressive cases of learning and behavioural difficulties as well as autoimmune disease. The English doctor Jonathan Hardy, who was very enthusiastically received at previous congresses, shows the great potential of spider remedies for children with problems such as ADHD, sleeplessness, and motor disturbances. NEW: Sunirmal Sarkar (another insider’s tip) gives valuable notes on the homeopathic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as well as on the application of potentised chemotherapy as treatment of cancer.

On the second day, the well-known Indian homeopath Alok Pareek draws on his extensive clinical experience to discuss neurological disturbances, including the major theme of "Alzheimer's dementia" in elderly patients. Rosina Sonnenschmidt offers reports of healed cases of muscular atrophy, borreliosis, and early-onset dementia, including some powerful live cases. The French doctor Jean-Lionel Bagot shows how he treats cancer patients, achieving an astonishing reduction in the severity of side effects from conventional treatment. On the final day the well-known Swiss homeopath Heiner Frei shows how polarity analysis makes it possible to run a busy paediatric practice with 40 patients a day. Heidi Brand and Norbert Groeger introduce us to the remedy picture of the alga Chara intermedia, which has provoked a flurry of interest, proving especially popular for geriatric cases. Wrapping up is the Israeli homeopath Michal Yakir, who shows how childhood behavioural disturbances can be treated with the insights from her groundbreaking discoveries in the typology of plants.

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Seminar on Mammal remedies with Jonathan Hardy

Hardy

11th and 12th of April 2014 in Toulouse, France

Seminar given in English with French translation

The Société de Médecine Homéopathique de Midi-Pyrénées (SMHMP) warmly invites you to an inspiring seminar on the Mammals by Jonathan Hardy.

Jonathan Hardy is one of the most prominent teachers of “today’s homeopathy”. His in-depth knowledge of material medica and repertorisation allows him to associate the best of traditional homeopathy with the cutting-edge ideas of leading homeopaths, such as Jan Scholten and Rajan Sankaran. Moreover, his training as a zoologist gives him a particular “feeling” for the animal kingdom. It is, however, his skills as a teacher which make him a particularly sought after lecturer for he is able to make the most difficult cases clear and easily understandable. His lively clinical cases speak for themselves and his results are a homage to homeopathy.

A promising seminar not to be missed!

For all information, please click on the link of the seminar above.

 

                                                   

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Books

Just published

Polarity Analysis in Homeopathy: A Precise Path to the Simillimum by Heiner Frei

Heiner Frei

 

Polarity analysis is an efficient method that helps a busy practitioner by making the homeopathic prescription faster and more precise. The Swiss physician Heiner Frei developed this method to demonstrate the efficacy of homeopathic treatment of ADHD children in a controlled 5-year clinical study. The study demonstrated highly significant effects of homeopathy.

Polarity analysis is based on Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook and has revolutionised homeopathic treatment. Cornerstones of the prescription are polar symptoms such as amelioration or aggravation by heat or motion. They mirror the disturbed vital force. Polarity analysis goes directly to the core of the case. It offers clear differentiation of a manageable number of 133 remedies.

Heiner Frei’s method is easy to learn. He shows us all its facets and nuances by leading us through 40 exciting cases, from acute hearing loss, allergic disease, chronic obstructive bronchitis, mononucleosis, mumps and scarlet fever to ADHD, Asperger syndrome and epilepsy. Casetaking is facilitated by checklists and questionnaires.

This book comes from the large practice of an experienced homeopathic physician as well as from a passionate researcher who will not rest until he can bring his inspired discovery to perfection. His success rate of 80% speaks for itself.

“With Heiner Frei’s polarity analysis, the Boenninghausen method has reached a peak of perfection which we have witnessed in our practice. The modalities are a direct reaction of the vital force to any pathological disturbance: unlike psychological symptoms, they do not require any interpretation.
Polarity analysis is a reliable method and it enhances our work, especially for quick treatment of acute illness and for hyperactive children – we would certainly not want to do without it again.”
Ulrich Welte

"By the way, the book is beyond fantastic.  It is without a doubt the clearest, most precise homeopathy book I have read.  Congrats over and again!"
Lauren Hubele

"I bought the book and love it.  Read it cover to cover twice in a week."
Peter Gold


 

Birds, Seeking the Freedom of the Sky by Peter Fraser

Fraser

 

 

 

 

This book offers a clear differentiation between the different bird species. If bird remedies are relatively well known, the differences between the species have been difficult to establish. The book is well organised, following the scientific classification of order, family, genus, and species, which makes it easy to work with. Individual remedies are examined, drawing out their individual important aspects, enabling us to differentiate between the subtle differences of each bird remedy. In total, forty remedies are explored, from the familiar Falco peregrinus to the less known Pharomachrus mocinno. One down side to this otherwise interesting book is the lack of accompanying cases, which would have been welcome to complement the remedy pictures.
"Peter brings a fine focus that penetrates the outer veils to reveal the simpler and truer nature of things. This leads to brevity of expression as well as concentration of the material: an aqua vita from which we may sip and understand. The information given is really useful in practice, helping me to recognise similima. I have been eagerly awaiting this book." Misha Norland

 


 

 

 


Birds. Homeopathic Remedies for the Avian Realm by Jonathan Shore

Shore

 

A phenomenal modern contribution to homeopathy, 'Birds: Homeopathic Reme- dies from the Avian Realm', introduces the reader to sixteen homeopathic remedies from the bird kingdom: Brown Pelican, Scarlet Macaw, Ring Dove/Woodpigeon, Red- Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Raven, Peregrine Falcon, Saker Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Andean Condor, Humboldt Penguin, Swan, and Wandering Albatross. This well researched, well-indexed book about homeopathic remedies made from bird substances, such as feathers, integrates scientific facts; bird characteristics, scientific nomenclature, physiognomy and physiology, with homeopathic themes and essences.
Dr. Shore includes a detailed description of the trituration/proving process utilised. The resulting proving information is not just lists of symptoms but is much more process oriented. He includes transcribed interviews with provers, in a group setting. This renders the proving material well-formatted and readable! The proving sections are accompanied. by prominent rubrics, and related remedies to compare.
Another strong component of this text are the cases. These act as background information and colourfully enliven the remedy pictures. These allow or a better understanding of the remedies and assist the reader in taking a giant step forward, toward shedding light on the nature of this family of remedies. This book is an excellent resource and instructional tool. In the clinic setting, its use is heightened by detailed 'prescribing tips'. 'Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm', sets the bar higher for future homeopathic texts.
Further readability ensues with nice inclusions of supportive or illustrative information including; 3 poem, Falcon Freedom by a ten-yr-old boy after receiving Falco-p; excerpts from books, fictional and scientific, related to birds; mythology; symbolism; and natural history.
This user-friendly tool is a valuable, innovative resource. Its sky blue front and back covers enclose flap pages decorated by nice Audubon-style drawings of included birds with individual birds on related section page borders for easier location. Innovative formatting is best explained by the introductory note which is marked by a feather icon: 'it is our hope that this format will permit the reader in the first instance to easily recognise when a patient needs a bird remedy, and in the second instance, to do a thorough differential analysis to find the specific bird.'
'Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm' reflects the depth and breath of the bird kingdom and its beauty. I came away with the feeling that by tapping into the healing resources bird remedies offer, I am able to more fully understand my humanness.'



Homeopathic Mind Maps - Remedies from the Class Aves - Birds by Alicia Lee

Lee

 

Creative and insightful, sophisticated and simple, Alicia Lee's exciting new mind map book brings us 78 Bird remedies, several case studies and numerous differential charts, many of which are new to our materia medica.

Her unique mind map format allows the psychological, emotional and physical picture of the remedy to clearly emerge.  The essence can be seen at a glance and individualizing symptoms are highlighted.

The book is laid out in a logical, easily understood pattern based on the taxonomic division of the birds, allowing for clarity of comparison.

Lee has done thorough research and often gives us a description of the source of the substance, the correct scientific name of the bird, as well as its place in human history, science, mythology, legends and folklore. This provides
fascinating glimpses into the fundamental nature of the remedy.

Excerpts from poems or stories, or quotes from literature provide context and a deeper perspective into the realm of a remedy. For example, the story of Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire gives us a moving tale of love and tormenting heartbreak that leads us deeply into the essence of Cygnus Olor.

Each mind map is illustrated with an apt and beautiful photograph of the bird itself, further enhancing our insight into the character of the remedy.

These many elements come together as a beautiful work of art; this book is not only an indispensable life-long reference book for homeopaths, it is also a treasure trove of beauty and interest, bringing us a vast body of knowledge in a remarkably concise, clear and uncluttered presentation. Alongside her earlier trilogy of mind map books, it is a magnificent addition to any homeopath's library.

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