Basis for judging: the student who explains his/her thought process the best. (Remember arithmetic class when the teacher said, “Show your work”?)
The focus is not on “finding the right remedy” but rather on your ability to explain:
– what you thought was characteristic about the case
– what are the main themes that a remedy should cover
– which rubrics you chose, and why; plus a few that you considered, discarded, and why
– a miasmatic analysis, if you feel the case calls for it
– at least three top remedies which you considered and why
– a differential diagnosis among these top remedies, explaining your #1 choice of remedy
Note that these are all straightforward cases, to be solved with traditional classical methods. The curative remedies will be familiar to any student. There are no obscure remedies or trick questions. Any miasmatic analysis would be based on the classic miasms (psora, sycosis, syphilis, tubercular, cancer) rather than Sankaran’s miasms.
A student who submits an excellent explanation leading to an unexpected remedy will fare better than a student who simply submits the name of the curative remedy, with no explanation.
The best student solution to each case from the US or Canada will win a gift certificate for homeopathic books from Homeopathic Educational Services. The best overseas solution will receive a 30% discount on books at Hpathy Mall.
For the first case, “A Ton of Mucus“: A $50 gift certificate
For the second and third cases, “Fasten the Seatbelt Sign Makes Me Feel Trapped” and “Everyone is Looking at My Acne“, a $75 gift certificate.
For the fourth case, “I Use a Cabinet Scraper“, $100 gift certificate.
If several solutions are indistinguishably wonderful, we reserve the option of dividing up the gift certificate several ways.
Contest limited to students enrolled in a school who have not graduated yet (or if not enrolled in a formal school, those who have not yet begun practicing professionally).
You may submit a solution to as many of the cases as you like.
Please be sure to put your name and email address within the document itself, plus your country, the school or main seminars you attend, and what year you are in, plus approximately how many hours of classes you have attended (since different schools have a different number of hours for each year.)
Send to [email protected] with the subject line: case-solving. Deadline May 30.
The winning case analyses will be published in the June edition of Hpathy ezine.