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Homeopaths that use external analysis

Greetings all,

I was wondering what your opinions are on Homeopaths who supplement the case taking procedure by means of external analysis, including but not limited to:

-Live Blood Cell Analysis
-Muscular testing
-Mineral/vitamin testing
-Allergy testing
-Emotional Analysis

Do you consider the use of any of these methods to detract from the central focus of classical Homeopathy? The reason I ask is I have yet to see a Homeopath for some chronic conditions and one of the practitioners I'm considering makes use of one of the listed methods. However, I've heard that in such cases any practitioner using these methods is to be avoided at all costs.

I've also heard that the use of extenal procedures may indicate that the Homeopath in question is unexperienced, or moreso a naturopathic doctor who doesn't have the necessary Homeopahic credentials and thus makes use of procedures outside of the case taking procedure.

Even though physical symptoms are taken into detail, does the use of any external testing detract from the patient's overall picture considering the emotional and mental levels are of higher priority?

I'd like to hear of some of your experiences, and would appreciate any help!

Thanks! :)
  MelMan on 2006-07-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
homoeopathy isnt limited to any one way of observing objective and subjective symptoms--the limit occure in the analysis of provings and documented data verifying method of dianosis/observation----chinesem med most thorough in observational diadnostic without props--if but first old school homoeopaths were of this thinking --damn we would have volumes more---so the thng is to have VALID diagnostic material/information--and through practise and questioning--cases show patterns not in old school books and we can add to our knowledge --after having verifed in at least 10 cases these coinciding factors......in othr words we have plenty of data --just using it to diagnos properly is key...
John Stanton last decade
dear melman, What could be wrong if those tests were done. It would only help in understanding the case better. Typically in homoeopathy such things are considered taboo, but I think it should be very much okay to do that and should complement homoeopathy. The credentials of the homoeopath cannot be determined by anything else but his experience and qualifications.

I'm a allopath, but I'm also interested and reseach in most other alternative forms of treatment including homoeopathy. Does it make my credentials as a allopath any suspect if i use homoeopathy. Go ahead carefree with a clear mind.
carlos last decade
In this information age there are two way:

Use a certain material to hit a certain point.
Example Gelsimium on the nerves


Use a material to hit the whole.

Just the consent of the judgement. Make sure patient keeps faith in homeoapthy and immidiate surgery is aborted.
girilal last decade
Thanks John, so just as long as the external procedure is performed correctly and can attribute to the overall correct diagnosis then it's of no threat.

I was under the impression that any external testing would be of little or no use to supplement the existing case taking procedure, which is already thorough in itself, and would simply mean more profit for the Homeopath.

Carlos, I see what you're saying and agree with you, but the few other Homeopaths I've spoken to frowned upon external testing procedures as if you couldn't trust anyone who does anything outside the normal Homeopathic procedures. I'm guessing they were either very radical and strict in their practice or just wanted me to see them above any other practitioner, which was probably the case, business is business to them afterall, although it seems a bit unethical.

I'll go ahead and book an appointment and see what happens. I hope that the case taking procedure is taken in detail and that the external testing helps out so that the correct remedy is chosen.

MelMan last decade
dont get me wrong ...as to this point limited valid alternate diagnosis has been documented for ascertaining remedy choice (homoeopathically )...so most likley dealing with dabblers...be a good experience thouh--letus know the deal after appointment..
John Stanton last decade
Some good points Melman,As a qualified practitioner I dont personally use exterior diagnostic tools as a help. Having said that, I guess it would depend on how these tools were being used, for example, are they used to asertain the most likely remedy? In a way I would find this method dubious, BUT, If they are used to keep a check on bodily functions and systems and regular checkups are part of the proccess with these exterior methods then I would find them to be of a great help, rather than relieing on the patients own ability to report how they feel. Only drawback is the time and cost to you.
parachute last decade

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