Clinical Cases

I Feel Very Scared When I Am Alone

A case of bronchial asthma is explored using the Case Receiving Process.

We all know homoeopathy deals with an individual as a whole. In order to homoeopathically treat the disease, it is required to understand the very core of an individual.

The basic case taking process, learned through books, examines each and every area of the patient in great detail. As a student and intern I used to take a case history of the patient through this basic process, where each and every detail starting from the emotional make up of the patient, to his thirst, his sleeping habits, his cravings, aversions, perspiration, dreams, physical build, susceptibility to types of disease, interpersonal relationships, business etc., etc. would be dug out from the patient. Out of the entire history taken, a list of PQRS symptoms were recorded, repertorized and on the basis of the knowledge obtained from books, an appropriate simillimum was selected. Patients did improve symptomatically. However, to me, the whole process did not seem to touch the core or depth of the patient.

This is when the case witnessing process came to my rescue. I was awe struck when I happened to hear that there is a process where you do not need to dig symptoms out of the patient, but you simply are required to listen to the depth of the patient, witness the depth of the patient. When the physician is engaged in witnessing the patient, the patient himself selects which area he is sensitive to and talks about it. The patient decides the focus of his life. Instead of collecting and evaluating the symptoms of the patient on the basis of the physician’s judgment, the case witnessing process focuses upon just being with the patient until the time his central core emerges out on its own. All the physician is required to do is unconditionally and holistically listen to the patient in this process where he goes inwards to his centre and subtly direct him towards the centre if the patient seems to go off track.

This does not end here. To add to the list, the whole process is very simple, scientific and is designed in such a way that it can be reproduced efficiently in each and every case.

In no time I decided to understand the process in detail and I started applying the process in my daily practice. Now I do not need to force the patient to speak about himself, but the patient readily converses. I patiently listen to the patient and give the required space to the patient. In turn, the patient himself gradually and systematically reaches his core. Now I do not myself need to mechanically gather and evaluate the history given by the patient. Instead the patient himself goes inwards within his inner self and focuses upon the focus of his life. When the patient seems to go elsewhere I subtly direct the patient on track. At the end there are no disintegrated physical symptoms, mental history, scattered PQRS here and there. Rather, there is one common pattern running in each and every area of the patient’s life and everything that the patient has narrated gets beautifully connected into one individualistic pattern.

Here, I am sharing one such case done with the understanding of the case witnessing process.

Case of Bronchial Asthma

Mr. S.B., 15 year old male child, consulted me in august 2011 diagnosed with bronchial asthma; he had suffered since 10 – 12 years; he presented with cough, cold, nasal block, irritation in the throat and breathlessness. Patient was on daily dose of steroids, inhalers (Daily BD dose) and nasal drops (SOS) for the same.

Since childhood patient was also suffering from episodes of pyrexia (of unknown origin – PUO) every 2 – 3 months. In these episodes patient had sudden acute onset of fever measuring 103 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit (not responding to any anti-pyretic and antibiotics) along with very severe headaches; both fever and headache lasting for 7 – 15 days.

Since 5 – 6 months patient had developed a skin rash in the neck region.

Summarized list of physical complaints of the patient:

  • Steroid dependent bronchial asthma
  • Cold, cough, nose block, throat irritation
  • PUO not responding to antipyretic and antibiotics
  • Headaches
  • Skin rash on the neck

At that time I understood her completely through the case witnessing process.

(NOTE: The case has been translated from Hindi (Indian language) to English and it has been edited for brevity. Peculiar sentences are highlighted in italic s and/or bold. My explanations are in plain brackets ( ). D, P stands for Doctor and Patient respectively. Follow ups have been summarized at the end of the case.)

In the beginning the patient was accompanied by his mother. The mother described all the physical complaints of the child and then was requested to leave the consulting room so that the interview with the child could be started.

(In paediatric cases above 3 -4 years of age group, I usually interview the child alone so that the child gets uninterrupted space to express everything about different areas of their life. The guardians’ / parents’ pure observations about the child’s behaviour and reactions are taken into consideration at the end of the child’s interview.).

PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS:

D: Tell me more about you that will help me to understand you as a person.

P: I cannot stay alone for too long. I cannot sleep alone. I need someone near me, especially while sleeping, because when I was small I used to see lots of scary dreams.

(Pause: looks here and there)

(The best part about the passive process is that it lets the patient focus upon whatever he is sensitive to. Like, here in the very beginning itself we see the patient talking about his fears and dreams rather than his chief complaint.)

D: You are doing very well. Go on.

P: (Looks down) what more should I tell? (smiles)

D: I am not looking for anything specific. Tell me whatever comes up spontaneously.

P: (Clears throat) A lot of cough is stuck in my chest and my throat. Currently I am taking pump for asthma every day, 2 times. Sometimes with cough and cold my eyes water a lot and there is a lot of irritation in the eyes.

(Pause: looks down)

(Area change)

Sometimes when I see horror films in the night I feel very scared, so much so that I cannot even go to the toilet alone. I just do not have the courage to go alone anywhere especially after seeing such films.

(In the area of horror films, we see the same centre coming up that is the fear of being alone. However it is still required to passively be with the patient and see what else is coming up in other areas.)

(Area change)

Sometimes when I climb up the staircase to go home, I feel somebody is following me, I feel somebody is behind me… I get scared when I am climbing up the staircase alone.

(Yet the same fear of being alone comes up in another area too)

(Area childhood)

When I was small I used to feel that there is somebody looking at me from the window. I used to get very scared. Even now I just keep looking at the window pane.

(Area change)

In the night even if there is a slightest noise in the room I feel that somebody is coming inside the room. This happens sometimes also when I am studying. I feel somebody is coming in the room and then I get scared and I cannot concentrate on my studies. So when I am alone in the night I keep all the lights in the room on. I close all the windows and sit. But it happens only when I am alone in the room, it never happens when there is some company with me.

(Slowly the focus is becoming clearer as the patient goes in different areas but the fear of being alone stands out repeatedly in almost every area. I continue to be passive as the patient is by himself going to so many different areas of his life and is making the focus general and vital.)

(Area change)

I get tensed very easily. At the time of exams I feel that the time is going to get over anytime and I will not be able to finish my exam on time. My hands start shivering. I get very scared, so much so that I forget everything. I have studies everything but I go blank at the time of the exam.

(Pause: looks down)

(Shivering with fear comes up once again, we make note of it.)

(Area change)

I have noticed one thing doctor, whenever I get fever it starts suddenly. I am well and everything is fine and suddenly I get temperature, 103 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The fever does not come down even if I have allopathic medicines, anti-pyretic, antibiotics. This problem started in childhood itself.

At the time of fever I get very anxious, I get scared if I will have some major disease or something. I feel like crying at times.

(The patient is qualifying all the common emotions like fear, anxiety. He does not just say I feel anxious with fever; he adds quality to the anxiety that it is about having some major disease. Here we note the level of experience of the patient, which is delusion.

Here we also see that the patient connects the fear with fever that is one of his physical chief complaints.)

(Area change)

Actually when I was a child, we used to live in a big tower. But one fine day my father’s construction business suffered a very big loss. At that time I got very scared. I just kept thinking how we will recover the whole loss. Since then these fever episodes have started. Now whenever I am scared I get fever. Since the childhood times I remember that I used to be very scared of looking at the window panes. I would just keep feeling that somebody is staring me from the window; somebody will come from the window. I used to feel very scared

(Here patient once more connects the chief complaint with the focus and that too in a different time zone that is his childhood. This makes the focus even surer.)

Even now whenever there is any financial problem, I get very scared and anxious. All my cousin brothers tease me, but what can I explain them, what will they understand about my fears? I feel very bad when they tease me.

(Pause)

That’s all doctor.

D: What else? Tell more about yourself.

P: I do not like these skin rashes at all. They look very bad. I feel people are looking at it and I do not like that.

(Long pause)

(Area change)

I am in the ninth standard right now. For my tenth I have set up a target for myself to achieve that is 80%. But I feel very anxious about it as to what will I do if I am unable to achieve it, how will I explain my family members about it? Suddenly while studying I start thinking about my family members and then I feel very scared.

But again I am repeating doctor that whenever I have somebody along with me, I do not feel scared at all. But when I am alone, I am very scared. Hence I run up the staircase very fast in the night, because I keep feeling somebody is following me. Also whenever I am alone I keep all the window panes closed. And I also do not know what to tell my parents about it when they ask about it. I feel very scared and anxious as to what should I answer them.

(Here I observed that the patient is repeating the same thing again, and so I end the passive process here. Since all the aims of the passive process are fulfilled, we can end the passive process.)

AT THE END OF PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS:

WHY TO END PASSIVE PROCESS HERE:

The main aim of the passive case witnessing process is to obtain the focus, the level of experience as generally and as vitally (even in sub conscious areas) as possible. This aim is fulfilled and hence I decided to become active here.

FOCUS OF THE CASE:

  • Scared of being alone
  • Fear of horror movies, exams, financial loss etc., etc.
  • Do not feel scared at all when somebody is along with
  • Fever whenever scared

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:

Delusion, patient qualifies all the emotions and each and every area that he talks about

How patient is experiencing the level of experience:

Patient is in touch with himself and all the delusions that he is talking about

At which level patient is experiencing the level of experience:

General and vital level, patient goes in many areas as well as sub conscious areas of fears and gives the same focus everywhere

POTENCY:

1M, since the level of experience of the patient is delusion

TECHNIQUE OF CASE TAKING (in active):

In this case, the focus is already given by the patient in many areas and also in sub conscious area. However to be more sure of the focus and to qualify the focus, I become active with the area of dreams. Once the patient confirms and qualifies the focus in this area too, the Active-Active process shall be undertaken to bring out the whole pattern. Since the patient is in touch with himself, all the questions would be direct- in respect to the patient. Since the level of experience is delusion, all the questions would be at the delusion/ imagination level of experience.

ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS (to confirm focus):

D: What dreams would you get as a child?

P: I used to see that there is some red colour scary thing with a hunter and it is hitting me. I used to see many weird scary dreams, which I used to not be able to explain to anybody. I used to be very scared and I used to start crying.

Now whenever I see horror films I feel scared. I like watching such films and then I also feel scared of watching them.

(In the passive process, the patient narrated childhood incidences where he used to get scared, hence I ask him about those dreams. In general, this question helps to break the defence of the child to enter the sub conscious areas as it makes them feel okay to share their individual sub conscious space with the physician.)

D: What other dreams did you used to see?

P: I used to see dreams that somebody has kidnapped me and taken me away from my home, like some ghost or witch has kidnapped me. I used to feel very scared and my whole body would start shivering. I would just want to not be alone at that time and so I used to go away to my parents room. Then I used to be completely fine. Even now I experience all the fears only when I am alone.

(Once again patient confirms the fear of being alone as his centre and qualifies it further. Here we make note that the fear when he is alone is that he is taken away from his house. The physical sensation of shivering in the body with the fear qualifies it further.)

D: What other dreams do you see?

P: I see dreams of ghosts, all the scary dreams. I dream of somebody has caught me and also somebody is hitting me. That’s all.

D: What other fears do you have?

P: I am scared of being alone the most. I cannot sleep alone, I get very scared and I just run away to my parent’s room. There I feel secured. I am scared of ghost, I feel they are following me, they are around me, they are looking at me; especially when I am climbing the staircase, and so I climb them very fast and I want to reach home fast. There I feel secured. I am also scared of going to the toilet alone in the night. Sometimes I wait ‘til the morning. In the night I get negative thoughts, will I be able to achieve something or not, whether I will be able to earn money or not, whether I will be able to settle and have a secured life or not.

(Here we see that the patient qualifies the fear more and it gets connected to security. He feels secure in his parent’s room, he feels secure at home and hence he climbs the staircase faster. The other “out of place” from the passive process starts getting connected with the fear and security. Hence I was sure that I was on the right track and hence I begin with the Active-Active process.)

ACTIVE-ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

(Towards whole pattern):

D: What are you scared of the most?

(As I have already become Active-Active here, I should have directly asked the patient about the experience or about the worst picture of when he is most scared. However I ask him what he is scared of the most, as I want to yet confirm what the patient keeps in the centre. This is because in the very beginning cases of practise, as a physician there is a little anxiety at not keeping the patient with the wrong focus. So I let the patient give me the focus again before I become 100% Active-Active.)

P: I am scared of being alone the most. I feel scared of the ghosts when I am alone, I feel I am being persecuted by them, I feel they are entering into me, I feel scared what if they touch me, if they come into me, then I will start talking like them, what if it comes into me, what if I go mad?

(Here the patient qualifies the fear of ghosts further and also connects it with the focus of fear when alone. Now I ask him to give me the worst picture of this fear to explore and bring out the whole pattern associated with the focus.)

D: What is the worst picture, what it the worst that can happen?

P: I will start becoming more and more ill. I will have to get an operation done. I feel I will contract some major incurable disease, in that I feel scared because then I will have to be alone in a room. I am most scared that I will have to be alone in the room and there will be nobody with me.

(The fear of ghosts and becoming very ill gets joined back to the fear of being alone. This shows that the case is proceeding on the right track. The best part of the case witnessing process is that at every step you can keep a check on yourself if you as a physician and the patient are on the track of the patient’s inward journey.)

D: What’s the worst that can happen when you are alone?

P: If I am alone somebody can come behind me, somebody can take me away from my home, somebody can catch hold of me.

D: When you visualise this, what do you experience deep within?

P: When I am alone I feel very scared. I go blank, my hands start shivering. I feel very anxious as to what will I do if somebody comes and takes me away from my home.

D: What do you experience deep within?

P: I feel very unsafe, if somebody will take me away from my home. At home I feel secure. When somebody is with me I feel secure and hence when I am with somebody I do not get very scared as happens when I am alone. When nobody is there, I feel scared, whether will I be able to save myself or not, will I remain alive or not. What if somebody takes me away from my home, I feel something dangerous when no one is around, I feel very scared. I feel very restless; I just run away from my room or run up the stairs and run towards my house or my parents; here I feel more secure. The biggest fear when I am alone is what if somebody will take me away from my home; I feel danger of somebody taking me away from my home.

(Here the whole process behind the fear comes up. The sensation behind the delusion of being alone is of lack of security. The patient feels secure in the company of someone and there is no fear at that time. The fear is not an issue of sensitivity and reactivity but the issue is of security. Here the solanacea kingdom gets ruled out and the mineral kingdom, 4th row of security, protection comes up.)

D: What’s the worst that can happen?

P: When I am not in my house, I suddenly feel very scared, I feel anything dangerous can happen; I can die; I can become very il;, I can be persecuted. Somebody will follow me or some ghost or something can come into my body and then I can go mad.

(In absence of security is the danger of falling very ill, of being persecuted by somebody. All the out of place from passive and active phases are getting connected here into one common theme of security and experience of danger in the absence of the security. Here now I ask him about the experience within the body with this whole theme.)

D: What do you experience within your body with this fear?

P: I feel my whole body is shivering from inside with fear.

(Here the sensation of shivering with fear also beautifully gets connected.)

D: Anything else about you?

P: Doctor please do not tell about my case to anyone, otherwise people will laugh at me that at this age I am having so many fears. If everybody comes to know about it, then they will start talking about me, they will start teasing me. I do not like it.

ANALYSIS OF THE CASE:

OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF ORDER IN PASSIVE:

  • I cannot stay alone for too long. I cannot sleep alone. I need someone near me.
  • When I see horror films in the night I feel very scared, so much so that I cannot even go to the toilet alone.
  • When I climb up the staircase to go home, I feel somebody is following me, I feel somebody is behind me… I get scared when I am climbing up the staircase alone.
  • When I was small I used to feel that there is somebody looking at me from the window. I used to get very scared.
  • If there is a slightest noise in the room I feel that somebody is coming inside the room.
  • I get scared, but it happens only when I am alone in the room, it never happens when there is some company with me.
  • At the time of exams my hands start shivering. I get very scared, so much so that forget everything.
  • At the time of fever I get very anxious, I get scared if I will have some major disease
  • When I was a child, my father’s construction business suffered a very big loss. At that time I got very scared. I just kept thinking how we will recover the whole loss. Since then these fever episodes have started. Now whenever I am scared I get fever.
  • Since the childhood times I remember that I used to be very scared of looking at the window panes. I would just keep feeling that somebody is staring me from the window; somebody will come from the window. I used to feel very scared.
  • Whenever there is any financial problem, I get very scared and anxious.
  • I feel very bad when they (cousins, friends) tease me.
  • I do not like these skin rashes at all. They look very bad. I feel people are looking at it and I do not like that.
  • Whenever I have somebody along with me, I do not feel scared at all. But when I am alone, I am very scared. Hence I run up the staircase very fast in the night, because I keep feeling somebody is following me. Also whenever I am alone I keep all the window panes closed.

OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF ORDER IN ACTIVE:

  • Whenever I see horror films I feel scared. I like watching such films and then I also feel scared of watching them.
  • I used to feel very scared and my whole body would start shivering. I would just want to not be alone at that time and so I used to go away to my parents room.
  • I am scared of being alone the most. I cannot sleep alone, I get very scared and I just run away to my parent’s room. There I feel secure. I am scared of ghost, I feel they are following me, they are around me, they are looking at me; especially when I am climbing the staircase, and so I climb them very fast and I want to reach home fast. There I feel secure.
  • I get negative thoughts, will I be able to achieve something or not, whether I will be able to earn money or not, whether I will be able to settle and have a secure life or not.

OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF ORDER IN ACTIVE-ACTIVE:

  • I am scared of being alone the most. I feel scared of the ghosts when I am alone, I feel I am being persecuted by them, I feel they are entering into me, I feel scared what if they touch me, if they come into me then I will start talking like them, what if it comes into me, what if I go mad?
  • I feel I will contract some major incurable disease, in that I feel scared because then I will have to be alone in a room. I am most scared that I will have to be alone in the room and there will be nobody with me.
  • If I am alone somebody can come behind me, somebody can take me away from my home
  • When I am alone I feel very scared. I go blank, my hands start shivering. I feel very anxious as to what will I do if somebody comes and takes me away from my home.
  • I feel very unsafe, if somebody will take me away from my home. At home I feel secured. When somebody is with me I feel secured and hence when I am with somebody I do not get very scared as happens when I am alone. When nobody is there, I feel scared, whether will I be able to save myself or not, will I remain alive or not, what if somebody takes me away from my home, I feel something dangerous when no one is around, I feel very scared. I feel very restless, I just run away from my room or run up the stairs and run towards my house or my parents, here I feel more secure. The biggest fear when I am alone is what if somebody will take me away from my home; I feel danger of somebody taking me away from my home.
  • I suddenly feel very scared, I feel anything dangerous can happen, I can die, I can become very ill, I can be persecuted, somebody will follow me or some ghost or something can come into my body and then I can go mad.
  • I feel my whole body is shivering from inside with fear.
  • If everybody comes to know about it then they will start talking about me, they will start teasing me. I do not like it.

CENTRE OF THE CASE:

  • Scared of being alone
  • Fear of horror movies, exams, financial loss etc., etc.
  • Secured in company of someone and there is no fear at that time.
  • Experience of danger in the absence of the security
  • Anxiety about earning money and of settling down

KINGDOM:

Mineral kingdom

The main theme associated with the focus of fear of being alone is of lack of security and experience of danger in the lack of security

  • I am scared of being alone the most. I cannot sleep alone, I get very scared and I just run away to my parent’s room. There I feel secure.
  • I climb the staircase very fast and I want to reach home fast. There I feel secured.
  • I feel very unsafe, if somebody will take me away from my home. At home I feel secured.
  • When somebody is with me I feel secured and hence when I am with somebody I do not get very scared as happens when I am alone.
  • will I be able to save myself or not, will I remain alive or not, what if somebody takes me away from my home, I feel something dangerous when no one is around
  • The biggest fear when I am alone is what if somebody will take me away from my home; I feel danger of somebody taking me away from my home.
  • I suddenly feel very scared, I feel anything dangerous can happen, I can die, I can become very ill, I can be persecuted, somebody will follow me or some ghost or something can come into my body and then I can go mad.

REMEDY: Calcarea nitricum

(From structure volume 2, by Dr Rajan Sankaran)

  • Danger outside the place of this security and so has to rush to home where he feels safe
  • Danger to his source of security and so he has to stay there
  • Danger from the source of his security

POTENCY: 1M

As patient is at delusion level of experience during the passive process

On examination:

Wheezing all over the chest

FINAL REMEDY WITH REPETITION:

Calc nit 1M 4hourly for 2 days

(Advised to take pump and steroids only if there is no relief with homoeopathic dose and repetition given to the patient)

SUMMARY OF FOLLOW – UPS:

After 2 days:

  • Lot of relief, no cough, no headache, no fever, no breathing difficulty
  • Sneezing and nasal discharge aggravated
  • No scary dreams, not much of fear
  • No requirement of pumps
  • Chest clear on examination
  • Throat normal

Since the patient was better in 2 days, no dose was repeated until the next follow-up that was after 21 days.

After 21 days:

  • No sneezing, no headaches
  • No breathing difficulty
  • Rash with eruptions on the skin in forearm area
  • On examination: chest clear
  • Fear: “I don’t remember but I woke up with red eyes and scary feeling… but it happened only once. Earlier it used to happen almost every day. The intensity of the fear was much less this month.”

The patient is better physically, mentally, emotionally and also with his fears. However the state is still there though in lesser intensity. Exteriorization taken place in the form of rash on the skin; No dose was repeated until the next follow up.

After 3 months of starting treatment:

  • Physically improvement continued… breathing difficulty, fever, rash on the skin, sneezing, headaches, cough, nose block, sneezing subsided completely.
  • Mentally and emotionally the fear, insecurity, anxiety reduced to a great extent
  • Dreams: not scary, no dreams of ghosts
  • Fear of being alone reduced a lot and patient now did not sense or anticipate any danger while being alone

Patient improved mentally, emotionally, physically. Also the fear was now restricted only to one incident. An incidence of algebra exam came up which led to fear in the patient. On examination there was wheezing in right upper zone of the chest and hence one dose was repeated.

After 6 months of starting treatment:

  • Mental, physical, holistic improvement continued.
  • After starting treatment for the first time patient had an episode of fever (PUO) with shivering and chills, 104degrees F. On examination throat normal and chest clear. Patient responded well to Calcarea nitricum 1M 4 hourly and fever subsided in 1 – 2 days time.

After 9 months of starting treatment:

  • Patient is doing very well and improving physically.
  • The need for pumps and steroids went down to zero from the first follow up itself and is continuing
  • Physical symptoms of breathing difficulty, nose block, sneezing, headaches is almost gone down to zero.
  • There were 2 episodes of fever in the tenure of 9 months and both responded very well to constitutional medicine.
  • Mentally, the intensity of fear reduced. Patient does not experience fear in most instances and even if he does it is situational.
  • Scary dreams stopped completely.
  • Level of confidence and clarity has improved.
  • Anticipation of danger whenever alone is not there now.

Case Ends.

About the author

Kadambari Khona Rathod

Kadambari Khona Rathod

Dr. (Mrs.) Kadambari Khona Rathod (B.H.M.S.): Having written two books for Dr. Dinesh Chauhan on the technique of internal witnessing, Dr. Kadambari herself has a knack for the process; she helps patients to get in touch with their inner being through the Internal Witnessing. She has worked with Drs. Chauhan in the clinic for more than three years and also provides patients with expert advice in nutrition. Dr. Rathod has a passion for writing and compiles articles to spread awareness about homoeopathy and holistically healing therapies. She also helps Dr. Urvi Chauhan in organizing support for ABJF- a Not for Profit organization run by Drs. Chauhan.

8 Comments

  • DEAR DR,
    IT IS VERY GOOD THAT U HAVE TAKEN A WHOLE CASE IN SO MUCH DETAILS BUT THERE IS LOT OF REPETITION IN CASE TAKING. I THINK THE CASE IS TAKEN IN A WAY THAT U ARE WRITING A THESIS. IF U ARE REQUIRED TO TREAT A CASE IN THIS MANNER , I THINK U CAN TAKE ONE OR TWO CASE IN A YEAR. PEOPLE ARE SO BUSY IN THESE DAYS THAT THEY WILL NOT LIKE TO GIVE ANSWERS FOR HOURS. IN MY PRACTICE I HAVE FOUND THAT EVEN WELL KNOWN PERSONS HAVE RUN AWAY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE.
    THANKS & REGARDS
    DR SHEKHAR

  • Dear Dr Shekhar,

    I have some friends and colleagues who share a similar experience with me like you have. I being in the beginning of this journey have made certain repetitions…What you say really makes sense when I now see the journey back in the case…when i took the case of this patient few years back and now when i see myself who has traveled a journey ahead as a homeopath, I also realized that there were many repetitions which I might have not made- which I do not now

    Few years back, I was also a begginer who knew everything in theory but still a fresher in its practical implementation- so like any fresher, I just wanted to make things double sure and that’s what appears as multiple repetitions but, even then, i knew the value and importance of repetitions and the scientific specificity behind them. It just helped me to not miss any important data that patient wanted to convey to me and fortunately, for that case, it helped the patient to open up better and flow freely-rather helped to build a strong rapport with me

    For me homeopathy is about understanding the individuality of a person in detail. This whole process where i understand the core of the patient is very interesting even though it takes about one and a half to two hours.

    As a homeopath, it is most important to understand the patient qualitatively instead of quantitatively. We can see ten to hundred new patients a day and not understand anyone at the core level…OR we may see 2 or 3 new patients a day but understand their whole life of 2 years or 20 years or 60 years (depending on patient’s age) in detail. As a homoeopath i feel worthy to get this opportunity to know another human’s core in so much detail. And as a patient apart from benefiting health wise, the patients feel really worthy to know that there is some one to listen and witness them in so much detail. The patient feels very happy, calm, relaxed at the end of the whole process. Plus the patients become aware about their uniqueness at the whole level.

    I feel this is an opportunity given only to homoeopathic physicians and in no way would i like to lose such a worthwhile opportunity.

    In 3 years of my homoeopathic venture I am yet to come across a patient who would run away from knowing his own self in detail.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with me and thank you for your feedback as it will definitely help me to grow.

    With warm regards

    • Dear Dr Kadambari,
      I am also a homeopath and initially i also passed through the same phase as u have narrated…long list of questions to each pt and taking even the minutest detail, then i got introduced to the sensation method and the uncertainty started dissapearing and i became more n more confident and then initially there was a phase when some of my pts used to fear my method of loooong casetaking but slowly i am learning to lay back and listen more instead of worrying about finding the kingdom,sensation and miasm and i feel that CASE WITNESSING METHOD can help me apply THE SENSATION METHOD correctly…wishing to learn more from you all… all the cases are wonderful…with regards hetal.

      • Dear Dr Hetal,

        Thank you for sharing about your journey with homoeopathy, sensation method and now the case witnessing process. This journey itself has a lot to teach us and helps us grow each day.

        For your interest in the case witnessing process, would request you to register yourself on the website http://www.casewitnessing.com. Along with learning and sharing, there are forums on the website where we can post our questions on the whole process and Drs Chauhan are available to solve our queries. They have also made live chat a part of the website which is really interesting as we receive quick replies to our queries.

        Keep in touch

        Warm regards

  • Dear Dr Hetal,

    While witnessing the case, for me fear of danger was coming up everywhere and was very important. While I was differentiating between calc ars and calc nitricum for this case, I came across Dr Rajan’s structure where he mentions in calc nit about
    – Danger outside the place of this security and so has to rush to home where he feels safe
    – Danger to his source of security and so he has to stay there
    – Danger from the source of his security

    This is when i decided upon calc nitricum because the patient experienced the feeling of danger only when he felt he is going to be taken away from his place of security. The rush part was evident in his reactions like climbing the stairs very fast to reach home at the earliest. This acuteness pointed towards nitricum too. The acute miasm is also evident in fear of staying alone in the room… there the reaction is immediately running to parents room.

    If it was arsenicum then the patients reaction would be something like caution where he would either lock the door or check the lock again and again.

    However in this case, acute reactions came up and hence i gave the patient calc nitricum

    Your feedback will help me learn better.

    Regards.

  • dear dr kadambari, thank u very much for your responses….do you consider the hg and make the pt focus on it and describe the feeling about it? with warm regards hetal.

  • Dear Dr Hetal,

    While witnessing the patient, and understanding the individuality of the patient, it is important to be alert in listening to the verbal language and it is also important to make note of the non verbal language like hand gestures, facial gestures, body language etc… When the verbal and non verbal is in sync with each other we know that the patient is proceeding in the right track… For example, if the patient says I never feel angry, but if we see his hands forming a tight fist, it is better to still listen more to the patient and not start asking about the hand gesture/ anger/ any other peculiar expression of the case… This is because here the verbal and non verbal language is not aligned… The patient is saying something but the gesture is depicting something else… To explore the hand gesture here is very important… However, If we ask about the hand gesture here, patient, the further journey will be full of resistance….

    On the contrary, when the patients verbal and non verbal language is in alignment, this is the right time to ask about the hand gesture….

    The non verbal language of the patient is never mis-leading…. However not all hand gestures or not all facial gestures are important…. The gestures which are repetitive, the gestures which come up while some important verbal activity happens in the case are important and lead towards the whole altered pattern of the patient….

    Thank you for your comments, I would be glad to know about your experiences on the topic of hand gesture too….

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