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request to homeopaths working with programs ReferenceWorks and Vital quest

very please if someone uses these programs ReferenceWorks and Vital quest to put in them words - 'loneliness', 'unwanted', 'ugly', 'rejected', 'friendless' - and tell me suggestions for remedies or the kingdom.
Thank you!
  azzia_a on 2014-10-20
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I work extensively with References Works, and while I do not use Vital Quest specifically I do use Dr. Sankaran's sensation method including kingdoms/groups.

Why do you want this done though? Is it in the hopes it will tell you what your remedy might be? Putting those words in will not be very helpful. You will find hundreds of remedies being indicated, since those programs will access provings, materia medicas, repertories as well as essays and case studies and those words are extremely common ones. These words are not defined well enough to point to a remedy. Loneliness is extremely common and can appear in EVERY remedy, as can a feeling of being rejected which every human being experiences in their life.

Ugly might be a little easier to use but it will direct you to multiple groups and remedies - it is a feature of the entire Animal kingdom, the Leprosy and Sycotic miasm, the Sulphur and the Silver groups. This isn't even taking into account the specific remedies that may use the word (Thuja, Cham, Bar-c, Cina, Tub, Heroin, Positr, Lac humanum etc).

Friendless could also be a little more useful, but it seems to tie in with loneliness and may either replace it, be ignored in favour of loneliness, or become a qualifying feature of it. Also, if it is a real situation (you actually have no friends), then this is not a symptom that can be cured, nor more than we can cure not having a job or not being married. You have to explore the reasons underneath it - why you have no friends, what it feels like to have no friends, what is the reaction to having no friends, what caused the situation to arise, when it happened and so on.

More useful might be to distinguish those characteristics in some way using the normal qualifying questions for homoeopathy - when, who, where, why, what, how. When are you lonely, what does it feel like to be lonely, how did you come to be alone and so on.

Homoeopathy works by finding the peculiar, individual aspects of any symptom, not being using broad general characteristics like Angry, Sad, Unhappy, Grief etc. Since those things are natural human feelings, every remedy can provoke them (and so can cure them). The 'personality' of the remedy will be found in the qualifying features of the emotion or thought (or pain or sensation etc.) You must always define a characteristic down to the most accurate expression possible, to confidently match it to a remedy.
Evocationer 5 years ago
I do not use the method sensation. But I want to study it. And I need these words to compare with the repertory.
azzia_a 5 years ago
Sensation can only be studied by someone with a good grounding in traditional homoeopathic methods and philosophy. Without this, there is no success using Sensation it will actually give worse results that traditional homoeopathy (using the repertory). One has to understand how to assess important symptoms, how to rank those symptoms in comparison to each other, how to translate them into rubrics, what the different rubrics mean, what is central in a remedy so that you can match that to what is central (the core state) of the patient.

I have seen so many students and practitioners fail utterly to use Sensation to help patients, because they do not have a proper grasp of the basics of case-taking, analysis and prescribing. It is far more complicated and difficult to use, and if not combined with the traditional knowledge and good experience with the old methods, will actually lead you astray. It can do so to such a degree that I have seen practitioners give up practice thinking that homoeopathy doesn't work - all because they tried to race ahead into a technique which is impossible to use if you haven't mastered the knowledge it is built upon.

Sensation itself has a philosophy it is built upon, and you need to understand that first, before moving into the symptoms/rubrics associated with its own unique materia medicas (which are quite different to traditional ones).

I am happy to share what I know though. When you say you want to compare with the repertory - what exactly are you looking for?
[message edited by Evocationer on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:33:55 GMT]
Evocationer 5 years ago

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