AJHM Issues - 2019
American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine - 2019
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AJHM - 2019
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Winter - 2019 e-issue
Volume 112 Number 4
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Σ of Correct Remedy Qualities Joel Shepperd, MD
Introduction: When medicinal substances initiate the curing and healing process, the Law of Similars is the unifying principle of this homeopathic method. The Organon mentions several more essential qualities of medicines in order for the correct remedy to work well in actual practice.
A Retrospective Study of the Efficacy of Homeopathic Treatment on Patients with Substance Abuse Disorder Attending Primary Health Centers Gyandas G Wadhwani, MD (Hom) , Yumna Ebrahim, M.Tech Hom
Abstract: Background: Substance abuse disorder is a medical condition whereby the use of one or more psychoactive drugs leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress to the individual’s physical, mental and social health. Aim: To evaluate retrospectively the effects of Homeopathic treatment on patients who consulted us in primary health centres primarily for, or were found during clinical evaluation to be suffering from, substance abuse disorder. Material and method: The records of thirteen patients suffering from substance abuse disorder who consulted us between September 1999 and March 2019 were evaluated retrospectively. They had received individualized classical Homeopathic treatment based on their symptom picture and were followed for a period ranging between 6 months and 8 years. Results: 92.31% responded to the individualized Homeopathic treatment; 69.24% of patients showed a sustained remission; 15.38% relapsed after staying sober for more than two years; 7.69% relapsed after 3 months and died; 7.69% dropped out, citing slow response.
Conclusion: Homeopathic treatment produced significant improvement in QoL with substance abuse disorder through individualized classical prescribing. Further exploratory research studies may be taken up to ascertain the role of homeopathy in these disorders.
Keywords: substance abuse disorder, homoeopathy, individualization, retrospective study
Autumn - 2019 e-issue
Volume 112 Number 3
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Summer - 2019 e-issue
Volume 112 Number 2
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Feature Article: Grand Map of Curative Medicine §1-§6 Joel Shepperd, MD
Abstract: In Aphorisms one to six of the Organon, Hahnemann describes the framework that enables a doctor to cure the sick: The doctor must act from intelligible principles. He must know what to cure and how to cure with medicinal substances. He must practice preventive medicine. He must know the subjective and objective manifestations of the totality of disease. He must know that the cause of dynamic disease is nonmaterial.
Summary of Kali muriaticum for the Materia Medica Pura Project Tim Fior, MD, DHt
Abstract: This is an extract of a monograph on Kali muriaticum prepared for the Materia Medica Pura Project (MMPP). This is an abridged version with a description and summary of the remedy and a few cases. The remedy is characterized by whiteness of discharges and eruptions and a concomitant of a white coating on the tongue. It is useful for the second stage of fevers and inflammation when there are white exudates and swelling. It is a slow-acting remedy that is useful for eustachian catarrh and many eye conditions, and the first stages of breast cancer with a soft, doughy lump. It is worse with fat or rich foods. It has been generally under-utilized.
Keywords: Kali muriaticum, Kali chloricum, Materia Medica Pura Project, breech presentation with complications, repertory additions, white exudates, eustachian catarrh, eye condition; breast cancer, early stage of
Spring - 2019 e-issue
Volume 112 Number 1
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Something on Moschus - a pure pharmacography1
George Dimitriadis, BSc.(UNSW), DHom.(Syd), DHomMCCH(Eng), M(Hon)JPHMA (Jpn), LiRF(HISyd)
Hahnemann Institute Sydney
Abstract:Moschus moschiferus was originally proved by Hahnemann and its pathogenesis is explored in reference to original proving sources. Formative substance trials (provings) reveal spasmodic, “hysterical”, convulsive and ataxic effects with characteristic concomitants and specific organ affinity. A case that was finally cured by this remedy is presented in detail with case analysis and case management discussion. Discussion also includes non-homoeopathic old-school sources which further elucidate the pathogenesis. Hahnemann’s pharmacographies are unmatched in their accuracy of recording and reporting the consistent effects (characteristics) of substances, with remarkable fidelity to the original sources cited.
Keywords: Moschus moschiferus, pharmacogenesis, primary source materia medica, case of “tantrums”, ammoniacal odour of urine, impotency.
Large Scale Homoeoprophylaxis: Results of Brief and Long-Term Interventions - Isaac Golden, PhD
Research Consultant, National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Melbourne, Australia.
Introduction: The term homoeoprophylaxis (HP) was first coined by Burnett in 1884 to refer to medicines selected according to the Law/Principle of Similars to prevent targeted infectious diseases. HP medicines were first used by Hahnemann in 1798 and have been used since to protect significant numbers of people against a range of infectious diseases in many countries. This paper updates a recent analysis of HP use internationally, and examines a large intervention conducted over 11 years.
Aims: To present a brief “snapshot” of some major HP interventions in three countries and to illustrate to those who are unfamiliar with HP the extent to which it has been and is being used, often by Government-employed medical officers and scientists, in many countries. To use new data to analyze the value of HP against established diseases.
Methods: Using a previous analysis as a starting point, a literature search for new data concerning