A Surprise Case and a Small Life Lesson


Aug 2015 Editorial, Homeopathy for Everyone

sankaran-sensation-refined.jpgOver the years we’ve published many excellent Sensation cases. Sensation has added a new dimension to homeopathy and certainly solved cases that might have been lost. The cataloging of sensations associated with animals and plants was an enormous undertaking, and the fact that Sensation works has to leave one in awe. The same can be said for Scholten’s work on Periodic Table.

Sensation is a skill and discipline that requires much study and practice to master. As with all difficult tasks, some people are tempted to look for short cuts. In classical homeopathy it might be the tendency to prescribe on pathology, or a single keynote, instead of delving further. In the same way, I’ve seen what I call faux Sensation cases, which are vastly oversimplified versions of the real thing. There may be a hasty decision about kingdom, leading away from the simillimum. Or, a single comment or gesture by the patient is given more meaning than it deserves. Sometimes the metaphors with animals are quite forced.

I read all cases carefully, giving the benefit of the doubt. Occasionally I ask for more information, or a reworking. Often they can be tweaked. Still, there are times when a case just doesn’t work. I was thinking about those cases, when I received an email from a homeopath who said she had a Tortoise case to submit. I hoped it wasn’t another faux case, based on one observation like “He was slow moving “. That’s what I was anticipating the next day when her report on the Tortoise arrived. I was hoping she would take my comments constructively. As I read her email, it was a reminder that life is rarely what we anticipate. To my relief and true delight, the patient was…. a tortoise with an injured eye.

In this issue:

Interview: We chat with homeopath Willa Keizer, the Founding Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy. Willa also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Homeopathic Certification. Willa started her career studying martial arts.

Cases:   Dr. Gabriel Blass (peri-menopausal metrorrhagia) Dr. Edmund Carleton (cataract), Dr Tejas Shah (Calcified Bursitis- Sensation), Vatsala Sperling (depression-suicidal), Dr. Hetal Vasa (itching – Sensation case), Mike Andrews (Ambra G. case), Noel Peterson ( metrorrhagia), Dr. Prabal Howal (varicocele – Sensation case), Dr. Anaswara Dev (diabetes with albulminaria).

Articles: Petr Zacharias (Prague College of Classical Homeopathy), Dr. Cyrus Thomas (suppression), Dr. Danny Thomas (adrenal fatigue), Dr. Ileana Rindasu (bio of Johann Honigberger), Dr. Rajneesh K. Sharma (appendicitis), Dr. Paul Theriault (Cor. Rubrum tirturation), Kathrine Dehn ( maintaining causes), Dr. Henry Wigand (a challenge to allopaths). Elaine Lewis (Tidbits), Alan Schmukler (Tips and Secrets).


Ask the Holistic Vet:  Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers’ veterinary questions.

Dr. Will Falconer presents two case of snakebite treated homeopathically.


Robert Medhurst –Part 32 in his important series on research in homeopathy.

Further Research: Abstracts of studies on the anticancer effects of Conium M. and Condurango.

Book Reviews:

“The Homoeopathic Compendium” (David Little) is reviewed by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg

“The Oxford Handbook or Clinical Medicine 9th ed.” – Reviewed by Ashok RajGuru

“The Matrix Method with Tetractys Model” (Dr. Mirjana Zivanov et al.) reviewed by Prof Vladimir Holodkov.

Ask the Plant Doctors:  Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.


Elaine Lewis has a new quiz and answers from last’s month. Send your answers!

Petr Zacharias founder of the Prague College of Homeopathy offers a new quiz to sharpen your skills.

There’s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle. Get Involved!  Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: [email protected]

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

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