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Letters to the Editor July 2007

I am so grateful to David Little for devoting so much time and effort into his beautifully written and argued article in this issue.

I have been in crisis, troubled by the new approaches that do not attract me but left me wondering whether I was being a fuddy-duddy and failing to do the best for my patients. The article is so lucid, clear and convincing that I can confidently go back to basics and to practicing the way I love.

(He is so right that we don’t study the originals enough and rely on what our teachers tell us!)

Thank you so much for an incontrovertible exposition of the fundamentals of Homeopathy consists.

Isabella Wallerstein

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When I read D.Little I often think I am reading JW.

This ought to be in a pamphlet form.
Jean

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Hello,

I have no suggestions, however I’d like to know, in your country (or personally), how do you give the K potencies. Here in Belgium we have little information. Some give a 200 K and let it work for 3 years. I can’t believe in that.

I use to give 10 “granules” ( I don’t know the name in English) for a dose because it’s cheaper. Recently I tried Phos-ac 10M K, 50M K and CM K at 10 days interval, just to see if there was any aggravation or even improvement. Just improvement succeeded as this remedy is my similimum.

So I’d like to know the frequency to give K and if it’s equal to give 10 “granules” (the ones you give for 30 K) for a dose. Kent repeated high potencies at 6 hour interval, so I apply the same principal but with ascending potencies.

Thank you in advance,

Serge Sortino

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Tips and Secrets are invaluable. They’re easy to memorize. I already see that I’m using them in my clinical practice. Thank you.

Dr. Ellen Feingold, M.D.
Homeopathy Center of Delaware

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Dear Dr B

I was very disappointed not to see another of your excellent talks on the Aphorisms of the Organon. The first thing that I looked for was your contribution. More please!!

Excellent article as always by David Little

Regards

Kerry

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Article on gastritis

What a wonderful informative article! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this, I found it to be extremely clear and very helpful in understanding the many considerations when treating gastritis.
kind regards
Cathy Elkins RSHom

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I have observed electrodermal testing for many years. I believe that in the hands of a knowledgeable and honest practitioner it can be a help in running a homeopathy practice. Electrodermal testing, however, is not homeopathy, and should not be presented as homeopathy to the public.
Unfortunately, many practitioners of electrodermal testing are people ignorant of the essentials of homeopathy. The people who manufacture and sell the devices sell them to anyone, including untrained, ignorant people who proceed to “pick remedies” with the machine, including herbal medicines, homeopathic single or multiple remedies, etc. This practice gives a bad name to anyone using electrodermal testing, unfair in some instances.
Often, the electrodermal devices pick the wrong remedies and/or dilutions, as well as the correct ones. Poorly trained practitioners can’t tell the difference, and well trained practitioners do not need the EDS devices, except to impress patients with electronic gadgetry, which enhances placebo effects.
Having said that, there are some honest, well trained, homeopathy practitoners who use EDS machines.
No new homeopath should use electrodermal screening. If they do, they will never learn the art of homeopathic prescribing.

Miltfried

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I am afraid mrs.Fuller is a bit confused in this matter.
The issue is whether we can give a hom.remedy and protect the people even if the epidemic comes after a year or two. If we give the remedy during the epidemic is another matter and I explain it in the DVD talk.
As for the “explanation” she gives why the hom.remedy acts even if the symptoms will come after a year or two it is better I do not comment!

You may publish this short comment

Best regards,
George Vithoulkas

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Disappointment
Respected Sir,
In the current issue of June2007, I could not find Dr. Bhatia’s Audio MP3 lecture on Organon of medicine. We are egarly waiting for further lectures after # Understanding ‘Aphorism Five’ – I. Sir everything – voice quality, recording, explaination is excellent and unique. Please contineue the same contribution to the cause of Homoeopathy and all. We expect further lectures as soon as possible. Waiting for your fevourable reply soon. With regards!
Dr. Manoj Kumar

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David Little is the one that have fully understood how the work of the predecesors can be continued and improved without changing anything at the level of principles.
With David Little’s work we have a full level where the Materia Medica becomes multidimensional and intelligible, which is exactly what we need to heal the planet.

I have no doubts that I know what I am saying. His system can catch any disease movement without the fear that it can escape through unknown masked variables. The only thing to be done further is just putting things on computer, go ahead and see which is the result in a geographical area.

Great day,
Remus

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Thank you for another great ezine!

I have a bone to pick with an oft-repeated statistic that appears in Julian Winston’s article on treatment of epidemics with homeopathy. It has to do with the mortality rates from the 1918 influenza.

Much is made of the homeopathic survival rate of approximately 1 percent compared to the “24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically [which] had a mortality rate of 28.2%”. The reader should understand that the mortality rate from the Great Influenza was very high in some areas, particularly during the second wave, and very low in others, but that the overall mortality rate was a fraction of 28.2%. Probably closer to 5%. An accurate number from that period is hard to come by, but the impact of the Great Influenza in the US (which is what these numbers represent) was but a blip on national census numbers which also included World War I casualties. I hope some day that numbers worthy of comparison are available. It would make our case in support of homeopathy much stronger.

Regards, Brooks

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Welte article june 07
It was wonderful to read such a substantial interview with Ulriche…I was blessed to have recently taken a weekend course with him in Vancouver, he is truly a great homeopath and a wonderful man….am hoping he’ll come back soon!

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I so loving reading articles by Julian – his precision and readability is always superb. Please keep running his articles whenever you can…actually why not make a history segment in the journal? I’m sure few of us know enough history!
thanks
Ind.Moon

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I read most of the ezine each month. I enjoy mostly the articles that hilight a remedy and talk about it, especially the newer remedies that are not in the older MMs. I don’t have anyone to talk to about Homeopathy. I don’t have access to that info, not having the more expensive books and computer programs,( sigh) so that is of most interest to me. I feel like I have missed so much. But the prices of the new books are prohibitive so I depend on you for this new info. I enjoyed the article about Scholtens theories the most and it prompted me to take down my book and take some notes in it. I got alot from that review. I also enjoyed the tips and the info on gastritis, it was well done, encompassing all parts of the treatment. I skim the ones by David Little, but I find him so far beyond my level that I just don’t get much out of it. All in all without this I would have no contact with the Homeopathic world. I had to cancel all of my magazines and even my membership in NCH. Of late we are living on disability and just making it, we have all we need but since I don’t practice, my need for this info gets swept away into more immediate necessities. Maybe I will go back to work someday and then I will have the means to get back into the swing of things; get all the magazines again. Right now, you are IT for me and without you, I would have no other stimulation. Please know that I really appreciate all the articles and all the information that is available here. Keep up the good work.
Debi

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Curare
Wonder if it would be of any help in dispossessed people living in squalor with no hope. Communities self harming and abusive. Thinking of the potentially beautiful aborigines of Australia,
Jean Doherty

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I fully agree with the excellent article of D.Little as I think there are now interesting developments, but great care should be taken to teach the new methods to students before they have fully acquired the basis of classical homeopathy. I begged tfrom him he permission to quote some extracts of his article, if the book I am writing in french on the new visage of homeopathy will be published. He agreed.
Adiel Caspi

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I took David Little’s course some years ago and it made basic principles clear ( as does Dr. Luc’s work ). The article on Classical Homeopathy should be a must read for students, and unfortunately for many practitioners. Sensitivity matters, modalities must be considered, and above all the individual essence has to be appreciated. Listen to the patient, don’t make up your mind too quickly and do the necessary consultation of materia medica and the repertory.

Eileen Klinck

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As a retired Homeopath of 35 years I have alot to say about Homeopathy…some good somebad ….Bad first…Leadership is a joke I called it Cement without a form hard but a big mess that is hard to rectify later….and we keep building on this bad leadership over and over again…Leadership has let us down not Homeopathy….as far as the different approaches big deal you keep trying to find the right remedy until you get the desired results….the patient tells us both the remedy and potency period.
If you cannot see this after the first week as a practicioner go back to selling shoes at the Mall.
Like I said I am retired so I will stop here….thanks for the soapbox…..
dr thom sonnenberg

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Another wonderful article by David Little. I am studying Homoeopathy at an undergraduate degree level in Australia. I love the course and the tutors but unlike David’s talk on Classical Homoeopathy we do not study Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases or his Lesser writings and I wonder whether we can call ourselves classically trained without studying such classics. Instead we study the works of Sankaran, Scholten & Vithoulkas; all wonderful homoeopaths, but without the grounding in the classical teachings I wonder whether our depth of knowledge allows insight into these other teachers.

Thanks David for keeping to fly the classical teachings of the master himself.
Geof Spalding

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Just two words for David Little’s article:
Brilliant & Elegant.

Many thanks,
Frans Vermeulen

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Recibí con mucho agrado su artículo del Dr. Little. Me pareció muy interesante e ilustrativo y completísimo. Me he curado de algunas dolencias exclusivamente con homeopatía; y como decía Hanneman: Potencias LM (en la mayoría de los casos), en agua, medicamento único. Siempre agitando el remedio.
La homeopatía es la medicina de ahora y del futuro. Perdón por escribir en español, en inglés me tardo mucho.

Les agradezco su gentileza y atención. Atte. F.Robles
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Me pareció sumamente ilustrativo e interesante el artículo que amablemente me enviaron, De antemano, les ofrezco mil disculpas por escribirles en español, pues me es dificil en inglés.

Soy un ferviente seguidor de la medicina homeopática; con ella he salido adelante cuando he sufrido de algunas dolencias. Por ejemplo, en alguna ocasión, aparecieron 2 manchas oscuras en mi rostro, ningun tratamiento fue eficaz, excepto con homeopatía: SEPIA 0/6 resolvió el problema en 15 días.

Para mí, me queda muy claro que las enfermedades mentales o psiquismo se emplean potencias altas o muy altas (LM).
Los trastornos funcionales operan bien con potencias medias (6c, 30c, 200c). Y en los lesionales, las potencias .
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Of course I completely agree with David Little as I have followed for many years exactly the same course as one can see in my published books. The danger of these new methods in my opinion is even greater as I see schools now who only teach Sankaran and Scholten: they don’t even know how to use a repertory! And some tell me proudly how they received this “unproven” (sic) remedy ad got so much better! Such actions will only destroy homeopathy as Hering has warned us before. The management part cannot be enough stressed. I receive too many patients who have been to ten homeopaths without any result. In general the education of homeopathy is mediocre worldwide and bad in many parts. And it is not only the beginners who don’t recognize a Calcarea carbonica when there is one in front of them (see my conversation with Elaine Lewis April issue). I am not optimistic regarding homeopathy’s future, there are enough people out there catering to optimistic forecasts. I do hope I am wrong in this but money plays too big a role in this issue. Even in China, as patients, when they have money they abandon their TCM and rather pay money for allopathic intervention since that looks prestigious and a sign that they made it in life. And this is no better in India. And in the modern world, the power of modern medicine (politics ands money) will always suffocate the true healing art of Homeopathy but that will never stop me from swimming upstreams.I rather be the individual than be part of the masses who act like everyone act or do what the masses expect them to do.

Luc De Schepper, MD, PhD, Lic Ac

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Reading this article that David Little wrote is in line with my thoughts about homeopathy. I have graduated from my course 18 months ago and during my time I have studied many facets of Homeopathy from the old to the new. I tried to use the new methods and I felt that I didn’t have the fall back of the extensive experience of traditional methods in case taking and prescribing. I couldn’t get a clear picture of the patient from using for example Sankaran or Scholtens’ method. Although these methods look progressive, and they are, if you don’t have the clinical and theoretical knowledge of the backbone fundamentals of homeopathy this will invariably be a short coming in practice.

David seems to me to be a practitioner with a great insights into homoepathic practice.

Regards,

Adam Temple

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I read David Little’s article with interest, and would like to raise only a couple of points with him since the length of the article precludes an equally lengthy reply.

But as he says ‘I have taken the time to write this rather lengthy discourse because I really care about Homoeopathy’, so do I and would therefore like to reply from a ‘post-modern’ or ‘neoclassical’ perspective. (see my article Homeopathy & Multiple Skills by C.J.Wansbrough published Homeopathic Links Volume17, Summer 2004 or website www.biolumanetics.net/tantalus)

My approach to homeopathy has always been empirical but I have spent time in research. David Little states and I quote him, ‘Every established classical system is associated with certain maxims that express its core values. The four cardinal aphorisms of traditional Homoeopathy are Similars Cure Similars, the single remedy, the minimum dose and the application of the potentized remedy. These cardinal principles are then applied a number of ways that can be tailored to suit a wide variety of clinical situations.’

I have no trouble or arguments with these maxims, they are strictly speaking the essential core of homeopathic practice. But I have no need to apply or even value Hahnemann’s perspective on how energy medicine works , we have quantum theory and physics for this. I personally apply the principle of similars by assuming it to be a number of frequencies the closer it is the more effective the medicine will be and surely this works solely on the principle of resonance (physics pure and simple),and I do not need to access except for purely historical reasons Samuel’s own views on this principle.

My own research using Potentised Sound , remedies which I made some 7 years ago and have led me to experiment with the effects of potentised sound leads to the simple conclusion that remedies represent complex frequencies and the closer the match to the individual the faster the effects of the remedy on that individual.

In other words individuals vary in terms of their band width (like broad band and narrow band on the internet) and some individuals have a narrow band of engagement and therefore need precise remedies, others have a broader band and therefore polycrests will work well on such individuals.

Single or complex remedies make little difference because the action of the remedy still acts as a single remedy as the wave forms of the complex remedy just create a new remedy, this has been observed using again single sonic remedies and combining in various ways.

The minimum dose just represents just enough of the correct resonance for that remedy to act on that individual.

The point I am making is that I do not need to value except for historical reasons Hahnemann’s complex views on how the vital force works etc they can be superseded very simply by physics.

The other aspect about his article is his discussion of the various methods of finding the remedy which is only covered by his first cardinal aphorism. Similar Cures similar ! This aspect or perspective ultimately involves the study of hermeneutics which can be quoted from the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeneutics) as denoting the study of theories and methods of the interpretation of all texts and systems of meaning. In other words the investigation and interpretation of a diseased state is an extraordinary complex multi-textual exercise which can be taken from a multitude of perspectives. Yet the reason why I care about homeopathy is that all such interpretations must still be judged by the criteria of effectiveness and speed of action and recovery. So there are ethical criteria by which you can judge a good or bad prescription and these empirical criteria are first and foremost how I judge the effects of a remedy. The closer the frequency match to the diseased individual the better the speed of recovery of that individual (I think as homeopaths we can all agree on this maxim ) which again entails only one approach to homeopathy !! finding the simillimum. In searching for this we have little option except to use the kingdom approach and this is not because it is fashionable but surely the only way to access the overwhelming amount of material which one has to play with if one wishes to find that frequency. It is an exercise and I quote from my article mentioned above

In this endless search for the best remedy we are now overwhelmed with the rapidly increasing pace of information which can be accessed at our fingertips through the internet.
Repertories are being endlessly updated
Computer programs are being perpetually changed
Countless new ‘provings’ are added to our repertoire every month
Welcome to the 21st Century, a century menaced by ‘information’. Our problems do not lie in accessing information, we have already lost that battle, but in processing information.

It is in processing information that we now need to study how to practice homeopathy which why I had no option except to pursue ‘The Kingdom Approach’ or why I have called that approach the ‘Neoclassical approach’ it was this or complete insanity!!

I would also like to make one further point because David Little obviously has a profound grasp of Samuel Hahnemann’s writings and other historical figures, I again do not have any problems studying them for historical purposes but we live in the 21 Century and so we must change and evolve with the present ‘zeitgeist’. This brings me to my final point in studying Hahnemann, we have inherited an enormous amount of baggage from his time especially the theory of miasms to which David refers to on many occasions but do we need them!!!

Samuel Hahnemann had and prescribed sixty remedies when they did not work he used miasmatic theory, the Neoclassical homeopaths do not seem to refer very much to miasmatic prescribing and in my own practice a remedy is a frequency, that remedy works why do we even need miasmatic theory !!!
Charles Wansbrough

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I found David Littles discourse thought provoking and informative. I can only concur with regard to the one sided dichotomies and the abandonmet of some to any concrete structure. It seems sometimes the Emperors new clothes must be worn to be accepted as worthy of the title Homeopath??
J Everett
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Thank you for this well thought out, humbly written article by David Little. As a professional homeopath I deeply appreciate and agree with his viewpoint. I believe that the key to the “crisis” he is addressing lies in the phrase he uses several times: Well-trained homeopath. I also believe that the key to the “crisis” he is addressing lies in his attitude: Humble.

Well trained homeopaths seem to be somewhat hard to come by these days. In my quest to become the practitioner that I believed I could and should be in order to fully embody all that homeopathy has to offer I attended 3 schools and was a, sometimes the, top ranked student. I share the level at which I was assessed so that it will be understood that I didn’t attend 3 schools due to a lack of ability but rather in a quest to be a truly effective homeopath.

At my first school, under the brilliant tutelage of Misha Norland, I received the classical foundation that is the bedrock of my practice to this day. However I didn’t feel that I quite had the knowledge that I needed to fully bring forth all that I knew homeopathy promised. I was getting average results which did not live up to my idea of the potential of homeopathy. I view this as my lack, not a lack in this training. At the same time I watched in dismay as friends and relatives who had been patients of very popular homeopaths for many years were being diagnosed with serious cancers, heart disease,, etc. while still using homeopathy and AFTER years of active treatment. Surely something was amiss in the world of homeopathy.

At the second school I attended, an advanced study course, taught by a leading homeopath, I received a good basic review and learned what arrogance can lead to in prescribing. I was surprised by the number of fellow students who had, like myself, graduated from basic homeopathy trainings and yet, fortunately unlike myself, were learning some of the basics for the very first time.

The third school I attended, a small new school, gave me the access to the “tricks of the trade” I had been seeking – hormone balancing, cancer prevention and treatment, addiction withdrawal protocols, etc. I attended this school as a regular student, with students that were new and receiving their first and possibly only homeopathic training. While extremely helpful to me, given my background, I was aghast at the lack of classical training offered. The Organon was never spoken of. Law of Cure, all of the foundational knowledge of homeopathy was given short shrift compared to the “sexy” and exciting new ideas of our time, as presented by Scholten, Sankaran, etc. Never was it explained that these techniques are possible tools, to be used when and if needed by a practitioner who already has a solid ground in homeopathic principles.

It is my hope that we in the homeopathy community will not lose ourselves, as can so easily happen in these times, to the glitter and seductiveness of fame and shortcuts. While I have great respect for the new insights being brought forth during this time they, like all things, are a double-edged sword. These newer methods may be used appropriately to further the effectiveness of homeopathy and deepen our ability to assist is the removal of humanity’s suffering. Or, they may be used as shortcuts and student/client attractors which may make us money and appear to empower us in the short term but which will ultimately undermine the popular perception and the effectiveness of our profession.

Thank you for you time and for your work for the betterment of homeopathy.

ELD

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I cannot think of a better teacher (than David Little) of homeopathy who treads carefully,
evaluating every old principle and new idea with an unbiased approach and
without whimsically dismissing any innovation.

Hafeez

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I have read the David Little article, which is according to Hahnemann
and his accessible literature.
But how many homeopaths practice according to the Organon.
Is David Little’s article a museum piece or a practical reference,
followed by a group of homeopaths?

In the States the Original Organon is now a museum piece, not a practical manual, a lot of the valuable books have been ditched.

Let’s hear a more vociferous applause for what David Little is bringing or is the applause so muted because there is little enthusiasm for it?
All the best from
Jamie
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Thanks for the David Little article, very thoughtful and reassuring. A breath of common sense to counter some of the nonsense being circulated these days.

Mel Montgomery
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Thank you for sending me Dr. Little’s article. I read it a couple of times. I liked the article very much. Homeopathy has always been a family divided. This time round it is a little different with communication being so easy and boundary free the differences are in our faces.
I liked the article because the emphasis is on studying Hahnemann’s works, mastering the repertory, building a strong foundation first, then going on to incorporate the new ideas as and when found applicable or necessary.
syamala

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I enjoyed the interview very much, although I tried the link and it took me to a German site which is not helpful as I do not read this language. The other article was also interesting but difficult to follow at times due to it’s abbreviated nature and the appearance that English is not the writer’s first language.

Regards,

Deborah Colville
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I am always highly grateful to you for your kind attention to me in sending and advising the most valuable articles. I really studied Dr Little’s Artcile which was of immense knowledge and I will also read Dr. Ulrich and Dr. Paryhuber’s articles. I must thank you very much for your kindness and sincere services to homoeopathy to reach this valuable knowledge in every nook and corner of the world. God bless you and your staff members for their great services and efforts.

With best regards

Sincerely yours
Dr Sayeed Ahmad
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All these systems make sense and each one is correct in their own way. But there is only one that is complete and such a system does integrate more than one area of qualitative set of characteristics.If we speak about multidimensional, then it must be multidimensional.
Remus
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Hello, I am please to inform you that you are my best source of information, I have not time to read all the articles, however when i need information I check in my files i usually get the information I need, thanks so much.

in this month issue you published Crisis in Classical and Contemporary Thought which I consider a very good overview on homoeopathy today, we can not close to new ideas, that’s part of the whole thing, even dr. kent has some discrepacies with dr. hanneman. therefore I appreciate new ideas as long as the philosophy and
principals are not altered, they can be new or some arguments about discrepancies but at the end the similimun is the core of homoeopathy, one observation, i find that the old paper are very long and repetitive as well, it will be more clear and precise if the paper were shorter and to the point, sometimes the redundancy of some articles disturbed the concentration as well the comprehension. i use gto work in a place where we have to produce many reports i never manage to read the very long ones. I liked the article but find it very long. it is easy to remember when this kind of papers are less periphrastic.

all the best, and thanks again, Hilda Jacobsen
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All I know is that I have been getting much better results since using Sankaran’s system, have finally gotten my own health concerns on a good track since being treated using his method and am very greatful for his inspirational work. We can go around and around in intellectual and linguistic circles till we bore even ourselves, Homeopathy can be good exercise for that. When we get results that bring more love and healing to our patients and the world, when we become excited and enlivened as Homeopaths, when we see and feel shifts we always knew could happen, words pale. So I’ll stop now.
Sincerely, Rowan Jackson DOM, RSHom[NA], CCH Santa Fe, NM USA
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I have read with much attention Dr. Little’s exposé on the classics and the fashion even homoeopathy cannot keep outside its range since all characteristics of human beings are part and parcel also of this debate.

In order to understand from which angle I look at the issues here are my coordinates:

I am an agronomist with a veterinary background and came to homoeopathy through the preoccupation with my own health and the health of my six children. I am not a practitionner of human medicine and will maybe never become one. I am an autodidact who has all the information one can get, except the one trial and error and patients’ contacts can provide. I assure you this is a great handicap. I do this for myself, my wider (clan type) family and some friends or people that ask for advice.

I dispose of most of the repertories and materia medicas either directly or through RADAR. My expectation pattern is:

Interest in healing rather than any topical application as allopaths usually provide, in prevention rather than treatment and most important in as much of self-management of homoeopathy rather than depending on whatever quality of medical service one may get.

I am also running farm in Nicaragua full of naturally growing medicinal plants and do apply integrated pest control through bioproducts such as Neem extracts etc.

I found extremely interesting Isaac Golden’s experience on homoeoprophylaxis and would be extremely happy if I could get for my children his proven “vaccination” calendar and methodology. I have a hypersensitive child (5000 IgE) plagued with dermatitis atopica I have not yet got to grips with, possibly caused in hospital by an unwanted antibiotic treatment on what they called an impetigo. The consequence was a Staphylococcus Aureus infection which in exchange seemed to have triggered
the hypersensitivity.

In conclusion I have not only tried to get through the classics and the modern but I have tried to train my children to help themselves in the day to day cases they experience or come across. I have of course tried to sort out where a combined medicine is a real construction of addressing a complex symptomatic pattern not fitting into one single remedy or where the medicine compositum goes over a range of components of which one could be the adequate one (allopathic medication in homoeopathy). I have had great difficulties to understand dosage and potencies and when they should be applied. I have managed to solve most of the acute questions, I have come across and I am now deeply involved sounding out chronic diseases (through the classics) such as inflamatory processes and lifestyle related health decadence both on myself at the age of sixty as with our children that seem to go down that road much more quickly than we did.

In all that Dr. Little’s hints are very welcome and very sane helping to distinguish between the permanent renewers, without any purpose except their own promotion, and those like Isaac Golden that respond to a society demand and a home grown problem and really address a chapter not so much developed so far but in the minds of many of us.

I can assure you that for somebody just getting into this field choosing the right track in homoeopathy is extremely difficult. When you read the classics you are confronted daily with those that say that our natural environment has changed so much that the proven remedies are no longer valid or have changed in character (e.g.Bryonia). Or in repertories, reading through Schroyen’ synthesis is frustrating because you cannot distinguish much of the features, if you are not trained to read it, looking at others in incomplete. Reading Kent one has to go back to Allen’s provings in order to fully understand. On dosage the Germans keep D2-D4 while in the French speaking world little is below 30 CH or rather 30K because technically Hahnemann’s pure method is said to be too complicated. By the way here even pharmacist’s believe that 30K corresponds to 5 CH (sic!).

From the angle of one who has and wants to learn, all the sectarian choices that Dr. Little has pointed out as the ones opposed to Hahnemann’s principles are tremendously confusing. My impression of his arguing is that he seriously tries to separate the real progress from the fashion.
I look therefore forward to his complete 6 volume 4000 page textbook called the Homoeopathic Compendium. If one could only start sharing these chapters even before it is all finalised and perfected. Homoeopathy is a daily challenge and an neverending new intellectual puzzle since even in my very limited pratice all cases are very different and new.

I do not know whether a plea to Dr. Little could make him come forward with his Compendium in order to help us homoeopathy promotors to get closer to the substance in whatever form of publication or individual electronic file providing be it paid or as a Hpathy service, all would be fine.

Thank you anyway, Dr. Little, for such a clear analysis.

Rüdiger Altpeter
Principal Administrator

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Thank you so much for interviewing Ulrich Welte. It is, to date,the best article I have read in your ezine.
I find his balanced yet progressive approach refreshing and inspiring.
I have been using his book on Colours for most of the last year and have found it very helpful in both understanding my patients differently and in prescribing accurately. It is now an essential part of my homeopathic tool box.

I have recently purchased his Handwriting book – and have just begun to use it as well.

Very exciting stuff!!

Pat Deacon, RSHom,HMC
B.C.Canada

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Dear Dr. Manish – Namasste:

I hope that this will find you in the best of health and cheers.

I feel myself proud to be associated with you and I am always thankful to you for giving me an apportunity to read the best articles of the best authors from time to time.

As desired by you, I wish to comment regarding Dr. David Little’s article “Crisis in Classical and Contemporary Thought” as under:

I have greatest regards for Dr David Little, who is genious in the field of homoeopathy packed with the most valuable knowledge in greatest depth. I learn many things from his various other articles too which are the pillars of true Hahnemanian’s homoeopathy. God bless Dr. David Little for providing his articles and sharing his experience and knowledge which shows us the right path in the right direction and Dr. David Little is the true follower of the Father of Homoeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. I pray to God for his long, healthy and prosperous life. Like Dr David Little only few people come to this world to help others with their experience and knowledge.

His abovementioned article is the best and the true lover of homoeopathy should follow his advice and take the full advantage of his great knowledge.

With best regards

Sincerely yours
Dr. Sayeed Ahmad
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aLWAYS EXCELLENT ARTICLES – MUCH FOOD FOR THOUGHT. I really appreciate ending my day with reading something from your ezine. It encourages me to strive even further to become a better homeopath.

regards

Dawn Golten

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Dear Sir:

Every single word of what Dr. Little says is true as far as my experience goes. I am a homeopathic enthusiast and been practising on a limited scale for family and friends and others who believe in it. I do not do it for money. I have had some very spectacular successes in treating the following with minimal doses of homeopathic remedies:

1. Hypertension. A case where the patient was being advised for replacement of heart!
2. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Not the original attack but a recurrence after aggresive chemotherapy leading to edema which the doctors could not control or treat.
3. Skin cancer
4. Diabetes of a 67 year old man suffering for 3-5 years.
5. Shingles in a 83 year old female
6. Psuedomonas infection in a 66 year old male acquired in the hospital after being admitted for pneumonia infection.
7. Chronic backache of a 55 year old.

I have acheived all the above with the minium dose of the remedy in question and used 200 C potency in most of the cases.

I have found it more difficult to treat successfully the day to day colds etc.

Sincerely,

Gopal Pandey
Matthews, NC 28105
USA
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Dear Editor and David Little

Cordial greetings!!

I just jave read David’ s article, congratulations to both of you!!

It is a masterpiece for everyone involved in Homeopathy..

Thanks a lot!!

All the best
Juan Manuel

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hello………..
it was just fantastic!
now plz send the details of some medicines like, kali phos sulphur
about kali group n its symptoms n about phosphorus substans as according 2 classical hpthy

thnks………
Vaishali Thakkar
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First of all i thank to Hpathy family whose internal effort towards spreading Homeopath all over the world is really appriciable.

Today i go through the Artical – “Crisis in classical and contemporary thought by Davil Little”, and am getting inexpressible delight. It’s really UP TO THE MARK. I’m agree with his thought. With expectation like this,
Sincerely,
Ranjan singh

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I have gone through the interview of UW.

In my opinion this is not a big contribution to Homoeopathy. Color therapy is used in Naturecure methods since centuries. One of its kind is GEM THERAPY, in which the gems are used for preparation of medicine and therapeutics. There are so many Phototherapist, who treat the patient by using colors and in colorways, in which they find themselves experts.

UW have not mentioned his failures in treating patients. He always accepting the cure side and not the falure side. In my opinion failure side will be much more.

I have found that most of the Homoeopathic practitioners are going away from teachings of Hahnemann. These practitioners posing themselves that they have discovered such a foolproof way, which will, if, adopted revolutionise the Homoeopathy.

On Globle level, scientific comunity laughs on us, I mean here “we Homoeopaths”, claiming this type of discovery which have no scientific evidence and base to proove its efficiency, which require strict and controlled observations.

Unless and until, we Homoeopaths, will not able to show the discovery or discoveries competentively on very strict scientific observations properly conducted by the team of experts of different fields, there is no place for such discoveries.
Dr. D B Bajpai

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Dear Editor,

Just some brief feedback to congratulate you on your papers in the July issue of Hpathy4Everyone Ezine.
These are three really well written and well considered papers by three very respected and obviously very competent colleagues.
Each of the writters holds a somewhat different position regards historical versus current trends in homeopathy and each writes eloquently about their ideas and experiences. However what I’d like to congratulate you for is putting together an issue in which different perspectives present themselves in the context of other persectives both respectfully and in the spirit of togetherness and evolution of our school.
Such voices need to be heard more and voices of dissent and regression given less voice and heed by the community.
Personally I’m of the opinion that the recent developments and evolution of homeopathy are very important and ought to be incorporated into the practices of experienced homeopaths. However I also think there is some danger in teaching this newer material to beginning students in homeopathy since without a foundation in classical homeopathy it would be easy for beginners to make more failures without having some clear and reproducible checks and balances in place with which to give proper weight to the newer material.

Thankyou for these very nice thought provoking articles.

Robert Bannan LCH LCCH (USA)

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I can not express how grateful I am for the initiatives you have done for homoeopaths around the world, I am so glad to learn that you a glad for the response of all of them.

I wish I could write an article, or to contribute in a way, I have a homoeopath diploma, I practice with my friend and family, but by no means i am an expert homoeopath, therefore i have benefit from homoeopathy 4 you, i am a fervent reader of your emagazine, and has help me so much.

so sorry for not being able to please your request, after all the effort you put in the publication, thanks so much.

I avail the opportunity to reiterate my appreciation,

Hilda Jacobsen

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We have to realize that homeopathy, as practiced by Samuel Hahnemann, and like all other forms of clinical therapeutic treatment, is subject to evolution, change, and advancement. As more information becomes available, we must remain open to new developments from current and future researchers and young practitioners. If not, we will remain stagnant and no progress will be made.

There is no mandate that a classical practitioner has to change from his or her method of practice just because new philosophies are proposed. Nevertheless, in the same way that progress in surgery has been made since the pioneering, innovative work of John Hunter, who lived from 1728 to 1793 in England, to the present state of the art of surgery, we have to move forward and take into account the new ideas of those homeopathic practitioners outside the classical model.

Do not make the mistake of closing the door to progress or new thought in homeopathy, or the profession will lose many of the young, up and coming researchers and practitioners. We should continue to encourage classical homeopathic education that those entering the profession can have an understanding of the principles of homeopathy.
We have to remember that Pablo Picasso, the famous painter, had a traditional training in art before he developed the new style of cubism. In the same manner, let us learn from our traditional past and not lose sight of our perspective

George King

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I found Mr. Little’s article thoughtful and measured. I am one of the core teachers at Pacific Academy in San Francisco, and have for te last 10 years struggled to help students make sense of Sankaran’s and Scholten’s ideas. They are fascinating and bewitching to many students because they offer seemingly facile new methods to simplify case analysis. And many students who have embraced Sankaran’s methods seem to have a fanatical loyalty and rigidity to this method which cuts them off from a wider, thoughtful and holistic approach to understanding cases. I appreciate Mr. Little’s balance in presenting his ideas about the new methods, and his presentation of the roots of these methods in Hahnemann’s ideas. I will ask my students to read his article. Yours, Iris Ratowsky
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Payrhuber’s article

This is well known fact that Hahnemann was the first physician, who , while arranging symptomatology of Materia Medica, begins from MIND. At his period, symptomatology was started from Head and no mention of mind symptoms alone. It is the brilliant mind of Dr Hahnemann that he collected mental symptoms as a prime feature and placed in his materia medica the first place. It was a revolutionary step at his time.

How much time before Psychiatry practice have developed ? Fraud was the first person who systematically analysed the Psychic anomalies. After that much have been done and experimented on Phyco related science.

Modern Western Medicine catagorieses illness in two sections. 1- Somatopsyhic and 2- Psycosomatic. Psychiatry deals with these two.

Much can not be said, what Dr. DP have observed in the cancer cases. However his claim for treating such patients should not be denied. If it is true, this should be seen and observed in other patients, round about one hundred.
Dr. D. B. Bajpai

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I believe that the discussions that you have stimulated have made a very positive contribution to broadening the scope of thought of many homoeopaths, and especially have given students and new practitioners added perspectives that they may not have received if educated by people with limited ideas about the development of classical homoeopathy, or the use of particular systems at the expense of a true Hahnemannian approach

regards

Dr Isaac Golden

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its really excellent issue.
tips and secrets are marvellous.
thanks to all the participants for sharing their
valuable experiences.
thanks to hpathy.com family.
w/rgds,
mehfooz ahmad
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iam very much thankful to u for sending the articles monthly lournals.it is very much help ful by which even with little knowledge in homoeopathy we could be able to cure small ailments.perticularly in rural areas.all the credits to you also.the homoeopathy tips n secrets too helpful n very handy.its very infomative n very much use ful for immediate attending the acute cases.even some times chronic cases.iam very much thankful to u once again.
i some how missed the homoeopathy tips n secrets 1 .,if possible kindly mail the first of its issue ,for which iam grateful to u .
thanking u
yours sincerely ,
p.omprakash.

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Feedback – gastritis

Dear editor, this article is excellent.The background
and related remedies is extrememly useful. I will
forward this to other homeopathy colleagues.
thank you
Prasanna
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Thank you for sending me the article on Gastritis by Dr Rehana Khan which I have just received and found was very informative and useful.

I was disappointed to note however that no mention was made in this article of Nat Phos which is my default remedy for patients presenting with Gastric problems, especially those who present with problems with digestion, including Heartburn, Puffiness after meals etc.

I prescribe Nat Phos 6x dose 2-4 tablets taken immediately after a meal and the results have been very positive. I also use some of the remedies that are listed in this article to be taken with the NP and for patients who present with
Acid Reflux symptoms, I prescribe Arnica 30c to be taken tds in the water dose. I have observed that the NP seems to settle the acidic condition of the stomach as it seems to prevent the formation of excess acid by accelerating the passage of food down the gut. The Arnica seems to help the inner lining tissue of the Esophagus which is usually eroded from acid burn from the reflux of gastric juice, to rebuild in a short time.

You may like to consider my therapy for your patients as I have had many patients who have been cured of their chronic gastric problems, some of whom had consulted many specialists in the medical sector who have only prescribed the standard drugs listed in your article, all of which only are palliatives but do not cure the patient.

I note that you can send similar articles every third day and I would welcome them as they are very useful and I hope that others too will comment as I have done above on them as we can then all share with each other, our experience in the treatment of various human ailments.

Kind Regards

Joe De Livera
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good article: clear and neatly divided into logical sections.

So , yes, please send me more articles like this! Very helpful.

Greetings,

Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros.

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I’m sendig you my feadback about your article on gastritis, It is very interesting I find that lot of work have been done on this subject. Has a nurse and homeopath it is a good way to start the day before de clients guet in the office. Micheline Babin h.d.

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The article is very nice covering various aspects of the disease along with the homeopathic therapeutics. I really appreciate all the hard work that u are doing through this web site. I am interested in receiving articles that will give a gist of the pathology along with the theraupitic outlook. Thank you for sending the articles in advance & Good Luck to all the Hpathy team to bring out such nice articles in future. This is a very nice online guidance for practitioners of all categories.

Regds,

Dr.Prabha.

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The articles on any specific problem detailing out the symptoms and the treatment are always very useful. I would urge you to pick up some chronic problems nagging large population across the globe (like irritable bowl syndrome, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, leucoderma, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.) and enlighten the homeo practising fraternity with the treatment methodologies.
Thanks for sending the article on ” Gastritis”.
Regards,
Rama Sarma.

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I thought this article was excellent! I especially appreciated the depth of detail of both diagnosis and conventional treatment as well as the Homeopathic theraputics, which are so helpful for treating acutes.

I love recieveing the Hpathy Ezine and would like to recieve more articles like this one.

Many thanks

Suzanna Hobkirk

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I read Gastritis article completely. It is a very good article in which gastritis explained in detailed and give all information. Thank you so much for sends me this and other articles. These articles are increased my knowledge. But plz sends me an article about breast tumor and cancer, its causes, general management, conventional treatment and homeopathic therapeutics?

Thank you

Maryum Shakil

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Thank you. I did read and appreciate this article. I also very much like your tips sections. Still I have too much information to read daily so I’m interested in having one good thing a week, perhaps including an article like the one on gastritis. Every three days sounds too time consuming to me.
Thank you for inquiring and for assembling this material! Kristin
Kreiger

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Thank u 4 a good article on gastrities. The suggested medicines are very relevant. Many of the citizens in India suffer from gastrities in some form or other mainly due to their lifestyles
and food habits.
J have used successfully Bryonia & Lycopedium to patients of chronic gastrities. I also recommend carboveg everytime the patients attend dinner parties or hotel foods.
Best wishes…raghavan.

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Hello, I’m Dra Mercedes from Brasil , the article “gastritis” make me happy, becose I have many pacients wich gastrits, thanks so much

I like to receive more such articles like this

thank
Mercedes

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Thanks for emailing the article on gastritis.
I do find these interesting and useful memory aid and revision and learning tool.
I would be interested in more articles.
Thanks,
Ruth Sadler

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Thank you for this article and for other information-packed messages you have sent me. I do find them useful.
Best regards
Tricia St Clair

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Gastritis,
Very good info!! Will make a copy to have on hand and to treat my patient’s stomach symptoms. Do you have info re chronic tinnitis? I heard today of a lady who was successful in treating her condition. So far I have failed to find the magic remedy. I know there has to be a lesional remedy for this condition. I have tried my “constitutional”
remedy Lycopodium with no result. I’m close to 86 years of age and still practicing every day. I have good results with most of my patients using LM potencies, but my associate has not yet found a remedy for my condition as noted above. Would appreciate any ideas from any of your readers. Thank you, CDH

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Thoroughly enjoyed your site… questions, answers and other informative issues.
Anything on Fibromyalgia?? Sinus problems(?), which include 4 ear surgeries and food getting caught in throat.. has to be an ear, nose and throat situation.. But “DRS” cannot answer.. and guess its just as well, as I do NOT want any of their so called meds.. all they do is bring on more problems, which leads to more meds, and more problems.
Told I have arthritis in my eye, left side, and even tho I got the meds, I read the info on their product, and seems it causes more problems than I already have. I am 77, soon to be 78, and a HOMEOPATHIC user, studier and seeker.. Seems I can find the right remedy for others, even animals, but have a problem diagnosing myself. Guess I am thinking more of the problem, instead of the overall person.
Appreciate your site.. Wish I could devote more time, but care for my critically ill son…
Thanks again, and thanks for sharing..
Betty Torrence

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Thanks for publishing the article on gastritis.The information given here are very useful.I would like to say a few words.Iris versicolor is also used in gastritis.The leading symptoms are:- Heartburn and eructations with a feeling like sea-sickness,nausea and dull,frontal headache,with much burning along he whole alimentary tract, profuse secretions from salivary,pancreatic and intestinal glands.
Hope to continue again,
Thanking you,

Dr. R.K.Saha

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