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The Science of Homeopathy

Read Chapter 14: Homeopathic Case Analysis and First Prescription, or Appendix B: Patient Evaluations at One Month excerpts from George Vithoulkas' The Science of Homeopathy

This book is a must read for all doctors and health professionals.

About twenty-five percent of the physicians in the United States were homeopaths at the turn of the century. In "The Science of Homeopathy", George Vithoulkas provides an objective and concise treatise of this approach, focusing upon the basic principles and clinical applications of homeopathy. Through the integration of homeopathic and allopathic medicines, a true system of health care can evolve with an emphasis upon the individual as an integrated organism.

In "The Science of Homeopathy", George Vithoulkas has compiled a clear and comprehensive text outlining both the theory and practice of this important medicine.

In Section One, "The Laws and Principles of Cure", Vithoulkas sets forth the principles of electrodynamic energy, the 'vital force', predisposition to disease, and the selection of homeopathic remedies.

In Section Two, "Practical Application", he gives a detailed explamation of the methods of diagnosis, and the preparation, administration, and evaluation of homeopathic cures. Written in clear, concise language, with ample illustrations, references and case studies, The Science of Homeopathy is an excellent reference for homepathic physicians and an informative introduction for the interested lay person.

 

Table of contents:

Section I: The Laws and Principles of Cure

Introduction
1. The Human Being in the Environment
2. The Three Levels of the Human Being
   Mental Plane
   Emotional Plane
   Physical Plane
   The Definition and Measure of Health
3. The Human Being Functioning as an Integrated Totality
4. Vital Force as seen by modern science
5. The Vital Force in Disease
   Basic concepts of physics
   The Defense Mechanism
6. The Fundamental Law of Cure
   Samuel Hahnemann
   The proving of remedies
7. The Therapeutic Agent on the Dynamic Plane
8. Dynamic Interaction of Disease
   Acute Disease Influence
   Suppressive Therapies
   Vaccination
9. Predisposition to Disease

Section II. The Principles of Homeopathy in Practical Application

Introduction
10. The Birth of a remedy
   Preparation for a Proving
   Location for the Experiment
   The Experiment
   Formulation of Materia Medicas
11. Preparation of Medicines
   Initial Preparation of crude substances
   Standard preparation
   Nomenclature
12. Taking the case
   The setting
   Eliciting the symptoms
   Recording of symptoms
   Difficult Cases
   Taking the Acute Case
13. Evaluation of symptoms
   The Homeopathic Repertory
14. Case analysis and First Prescription (Read full excerpt)
   Initial Prognostic Evaluation
   Case Analysis for the Beginner
   Case analysis for advanced prescribers
   Selection of Potency
   Single Remedy
15. The Follow-up Interview
   Time interval for scheduling follow-ups
   Format for the follow-up visit
   The Homeopathic aggravation
   Evaluation at One Month
16. Principles Involved in Long-Term Management
   Fundumental Principles
   Application in Particular Patient Categories
   Deep Miasmatic Cases
   Incurable Cases
17. Complicated Cases
   Homeopathically Disordered Cases
   Allopathically Disordered or Suppressed Cases
18. Handling of remedies and interfering factors
19. Homeopathy for the Dying Patient
20. Socioeconomic and Political Implications of Homeopathy

Appendix A. Hahnemann's Proving of Arsenicum Album
Appendix B. Patient Evaluations at One Month (read excerpt)