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HP School Isolde Richter Basics of Homeopathy HP Manfred Nistl

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3 Foreword Everything is subject to the change of time, including of course empirical medicine and with it homeopathy. In this script, the relevant teaching material for the specialist training in homeopathy at the Heilpraktikerschule Isolde Richter in Kenzingen is presented in the form of a course. The content is based on the current level of homeopathic and empirical knowledge and, in my experience, the relevant training content for a basic understanding of homeopathy and the resulting homeopathic therapy that is oriented towards the patient's individual healing process. I wish the reader a lot of fun with it and the student a lot of success with the practical application of the contents and recommend that you only view the work in connection with the entire course attendance. Manfred Nistl in April 2014

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5 Table of contents: 1 Theoretical foundations, nature and effects of homeopathy and organotropic therapy From history The principle of similarity The nature and effects of homeopathy The way to homeopathic medicines The recipe for homeopathic remedies Facets of homeopathy The repertory and the materia medica Organotropic homeopathy in practice The Homeopathic medicine cabinet Colds Earache Holiday and travel sickness Headache First aid with homeopathy Poor wound healing Surgery support Practical basics, case analysis and selected remedies The first homeopathic medical history Essentials from the Organon The path to the similimum Hierarchy and evaluation of the case analysis The follow-up consultation (follow up) The Hering rule Calcium carbonicum hahnemanni (Calc.) Phosphorus (Phos.) Calcium phosphoricum (Calc-p.) Arnica montana (Arn.) Aconitum Napellus (Acon.) Nux vomica (Nux-v.) Ignatia (Ign.) Matricaria Chamomilla (Cha m.) Pulsatilla pratensis (Puls.) Sepia officinalis (Sep.) Silicea (Sil.) Sulfur Lotum (Sulph.) The homeopathic constitution from a classic, process-oriented and holistic point of view and selected remedies The practice of the real healer The homeopathic constitution theory The classical approach The holistic approach The round table of the soul Solanum Dulcamara (Dulc.) Rhus Toxicodendron (Rhus-t.) Anacardium Orientale (Anac.)

6 3.6 Gelsemium (Gels.) Argentum nitricum (Arg-n.) Argentum metallicum (Arg-m.) Acid agents in homeopathy - Acida Picricum acidum / picrinicum acidum (Pic-ac.) Phosphoricum acidum (Ph-ac.) Nitricum acidum (Nit-ac.) Fluoricum acidum (Fl-ac.) Arsenicum album (Ars.) Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.) Natrum muriaticum (Nat-m.) Natrium Sulphuricum (Nat-s.) Natrum Carbonicum (Nat-c.) Sodium Phosphoricum (Nat-p.) - Bushmaster snake Naja tripudians (Naja) - Cobra, Spectacled snake Crotalus horridus (Crot-h.) - North American rattlesnake Elaps corallinus (Elaps.) - Coral otter remedy in homeopathy - Araneae Tarantula hispanica / Tarentula hispanica (Tarentula hispanica) Tarent.) - The wolf spider Mygale avicularis (Mygal.) - Tarantula Latrodectus mactans (Lat-m.) - The black widow Theridion curassavicum (Ther.) - Orange spider, ball spider, West Indian fire spider Aranea diadema (Aran.) - Garden spider

7 5 Homeopathy in holistic medicine and selected remedies Homeopathy as a regulatory medical discipline Differentiation from other forms of therapy Correspondences and possible combinations Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni (Merc.) Thuja occidentalis (Thuj.) Hepar sulfuris calcareum (Hep.) Causticum (Caust.) Staphisagria ( Staph.) Cantharis (Canth.) Opium (Op.) Cannabis indica (Cann-i.) Bufo rana (Bufo) Barium Carbonicum (Bar-c.) Cuprum metallicum (Cupr.) Zincum metallicum (Zinc.) Colocynthis (Coloc. ) Lilium tigrinum (Lil-t.) Coffea cruda (Coff.) Antimonium crudum (Ant-c.) Antimonium tartaricum (Ant-t.) Teething, vaccinations and selected remedies Teething diseases and vaccinations from a homeopathic point of view Scarlet fever whooping cough (pertussis) Diphtheria HIB Haemophilus Influenzae Poliomyelitis (Epidemic Spinal Palsy) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR vaccination) Tetanus (tetanus) Summary table of homeopathic treatment and prophylaxis Atro pa Belladonna (Bell.) Hyoscyamus niger (Hyos.) Datura Stramonium (Stram.) Kaliumsalze Kalium carbonicum (Kali-c.) - Kaliumcarbonat, K2CO Kalium sulfuricum (Kali-s.) - Kaliumsulfat, K2SO Kalium bichromicum (Kali-bi. ) - Potassium dichromate, potassium dichromate, K2Cr2O Kalium phosphoricum (Kali-p.) - Potassium phosphate, KH2PO Magnesium carbonicum (Mag-c.) Magnesium phosphoricum (Mag-ph.) Apis mellifica (Apis) Alumina (Alum.) Bryonia (Bry.) Berberis vulgaris (Berb.) Ambra grisea (Ambr.) Aurum metallicum (Aur.)

8 6.15 Lac caninum (Lac-c.) The healing power of polychrests in the light of dynamic miasmatic and anthroposophic medicine and selected remedies Polychrests and miasms Anthroposophic medicine and homeopathy Fundamentals of anthroposophy Anthroposophy & homeopathy two pillars of occidental healing art The nosodes of the miasms Syphilinum (Syphilinum (Syphilinum) .) Medorrhinum (Med.) Tuberkulinum bovinum (Tub.) Psorinum (Psor.) The nosodes of the cancer miasm Platinum metallicum (Plat.) Veratrum album (Verat.) Carbo vegetabilis (Carb-v.) Carbo animalis (Carb-an.) .) Artemisia Cina (Cina) Phytolacca decandra (Phyt.) Spigelia anthelmia (Spig.) Cimicifuga racemosa (Cimic.) Drosera rotundifolia (Dros.) Ipecacuanha (Ip.) Conium maculatum (Con.) Iron remedy in homeopathy - Ferrum Ferrum metallicum (Ferr.) - iron, Fe, Ferrum reductum Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferr-p.) - iron oxide phosphate, ferric phosphate Ferrum iodatum (Ferr-i.) - iron iodide Aloe soccotrina (Aloe.) Chelidonium majus (Chel.) Baptisi a (Bapt.) Borax veneta (Bor.) Podophyllum peltatum (Podo.) Closing thoughts Literature 415

9 1 Theoretical foundations, nature and effects of homeopathy and organotropic therapy Samuel Hahnemann () Short biography 1755 Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was born on April 10th in Meißen Studied medicine in Leipzig, Vienna and Erlangen with internship with Joseph Quarin (), the Personal physician to the Austrian Empress in Vienna Doctorate at the University of Erlangen Branch as a doctor in Hettstedt, Dessau and Dresden, among others, further studies in chemistry and pharmacy and work as a doctor, pharmacist and chemist Marriage to Henriette Küchler (), with whom he had eleven children Move to Lockwitz and Leipzig. Hahnemann's dissatisfaction with the limited possibilities of the medical art of the time grows, so that he finally gives up the medical activity and feeds his family through translation work. Translation of the two-volume medicine theory of the then well-known Scottish medic William Cullen. Hahnemann's impetus for Cullen's theory on the effect of the Chinese bark and his subsequent self-experiment are considered to be the birth of homeopathy Hahnemann publishes eagerly and for the first time formulates the homeopathic healing law in the medical journal Hufelands Journal.

10 1810 The first edition of the Organon der rationellen Heilkunde appears Habilitation and teaching license at the University of Leipzig Leipzig time: The pure drug theory appears, six volumes Zeit in Köthen, where Hahnemann gets permission to manufacture drugs Hahnemann writes the chronic diseases, their peculiar nature and homeopathic treatment, five volumes Hahnemann's wife dies Publication of the newspaper Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung 1835 Marriage to Melanie d Hervilly; Moved to Paris, where Hahnemann worked until his death in his practice, which was already overcrowded after a short time. Samuel Hahnemann died on July 2nd at the age of 88 in Paris. 1.1 From history The history and development of homeopathy are closely related to the name of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He deserves the honor of having recognized the signs (or medical question marks) of his time and having developed homeopathy, a timeless, universal healing method that is based on an ancient foundation but in a new guise. He called his healing method homeopathy, from the Greek homoios = the same, similar and pathos = the suffering, the disease. After completing his medical studies, Samuel Hahnemann initially practiced as a doctor for a few years. Disappointed by the healing methods of his time, he soon turned his back on medicine and made his living with translations. In 1790 he came across a work that was to shape him, William Cullen's Materia Medica. When translating this medical work, he was impressed by Cullen's statements about the effects of cinchona bark. On the spur of the moment, Hahnemann decided to test the theses that were extremely interesting for him in a self-experiment. The result of this experiment gave Hahnemann the idea of ​​the homeopathic principle of action. The cinchona bark, known as a remedy for intermittent fever, has a healing power in sick patients, he suspects, which in turn causes symptoms in healthy people that are precisely indicative of this intermittent fever. In further self-experiments, supported by his patient family, he found the same results with other herbal active ingredients and published the basic work of homeopathy in 1810 with the Organon of rational medicine.

11 For the sake of the experiment, I took 4 ounces of good china each time for a number of days; my feet, fingertips, etc., at first became cold, I became drowsy and sleepy, then my heart began to pound, my pulse became hard and fast; an intolerable fearfulness, a tremor (but without a shudder), a weariness through all limbs; then a throbbing in the head, reddening of the cheeks, thirst, in short all the usual symptoms of intermittent fever appeared one after the other, but without any actual fever. In short: also the particularly characteristic symptoms that are common to me in intermittent fever, the dullness of the senses, the kind of stiffness in all joints, but especially the numb, adverse sensation which seems to have its seat in the periostum over all the bones of the whole body published. This paroxysm lasted 2-3 hours each time and was not renewed every time I repeated this gift. I stopped and I got well. (Hahnemann's note in: Cullen, Treatise on the Materia Medica in Hahnemann's German translation.)

12 1.2 The similarity principle The similarity principle on which homeopathy is based is mentioned in the earliest healing writings. It is already reflected in Paracelsus' alchemical doctrine of signatures () and in spagyric. It was Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century who researched this more closely, brought it into homeopathic form and, after he had structured it, put the principle into the familiar words: Similia similibus curentur something similar may be cured by something similar. Or, in order to heal gently, quickly, reliably and permanently, in every case of illness, choose a remedy which can cause a similar ailment for itself as it is supposed to cure! Organon der Heilkunst For homeopathic practice this means that the therapist has to find a homeopathic remedy that, after ingestion, can produce exactly the symptoms (not the disease!) In the healthy patient that the patient is currently showing and that, conversely, based on homeopathic experience now it helps to heal these symptoms. Using an example from practice, this principle should be clarified: When visiting a sick mother, a mother reports: Our daughter has had a fever for four days. At first she had slightly light-sensitive, reddened eyes and runny nose, then she got a hollow cough. This morning I see a red rash behind the ears that develops over the face and chest as the day progresses. Since she's been sick, I've noticed that the child is tearful. I keep asking her if something is hurting her. No, it wouldn't hurt her. And already she is crying again. Otherwise she is a happy child. Now she is lying very patiently in bed. Today she wanted the heating to be turned off, she would prefer the room to be cool, I thought, if she is sick, she mustn't catch a cold. The first row are pathognomic * symptoms. They lead directly to the diagnosis: Measles The tearful and patient behavior of this child, his desire for a cool room has nothing to do directly with the measles. They are clear, individual reactions. These symptoms lead the homeopathic practitioner to the appropriate remedy: Pulsatilla (from: Köhler, Textbook of Homeopathy, Hippocrates) * pathognomic = symptoms that clearly indicate a certain clinical picture.

13 1.8 Organotropic Homeopathy in Practice Let us now come to the practical application. In the context of the following considerations, in addition to the specific symptoms of homeopathic remedies in the respective case of illness, significant constitutional aspects of individual larger homeopathic remedies are to be shown in their essence. A deeper consideration of the characteristic essence and symptoms of the individual remedies is reserved for the constitutional study of our further training blocks. The homeopathic medicine cabinet A homeopathic medicine cabinet offers wonderful possibilities for targeted treatment both in the context of self-medication and in the case of special illnesses, preferably acute, after consultation with the therapist and sometimes spontaneous homeopathic treatment. The composition of a homeopathic medicine cabinet is based on the everyday, predominantly acute illnesses that we often have to deal with in everyday practice and that even the educated layperson can successfully counter within the framework of responsible self-medication. Of course, the required limits must be observed here. As a rule, a homeopathic medicine cabinet contains approx. Larger and smaller homeopathic medicines in C30 or C200, although some pharmacies also offer D-potencies. Selected homeopathic remedies for a small medicine cabinet A r n i c a montana Aconitum Apis Argentum nitricum Arsenicum album Belladonna Bellis perennis Calendula Cantharis Chamomilla Cocculus This medicinal plant should always be in a medicine cabinet. It is a first rate homeopathic remedy. For everything that comes suddenly (shock remedies) has a quick dynamic; good febrifuge. First remedy for consequences of a bee sting, red swelling of the skin; Burns. Fear of heights, fear of traveling, stage fright. A first rate detox agent, food poisoning, weakness, exhaustion, diarrhea. Important child remedy, e.g. with high fever, sunburn, sunstroke, tonsillitis. Injury remedy for diffuse pain, sore muscles. In the case of skin injuries, it also works well on ligaments and tendons, often in combination with arnica balm for the skin. First remedy for cystitis, severe burning pain, even with blisters on the skin. Teething remedies in small children, abrasions in children, extreme pain, irritable temper. In case of travel sickness, even if you drive too long at night.

14 Drosera Dulcamara Ferrum phosphoricum Gelsemium Ignatia Lachesis Ledum Krupphusten. Colds when the weather changes, consequences of moisture and cold; Itchy throat with mucus. Colds, left earache, weak dynamics. Stage fright with paralyzing weakness, fear of flying, head flu. Consequences of grief, acute grief. Left-sided sore throat, menopausal symptoms. For insect bites; Rheumatism. Lycopodium Great remedy for men, flatulence colic, right-sided runny nose, sciatica, urinary tract problems with semolina. Magnesium phosphoricum Natrum muriaticum Nux vomica Pulsatilla Rhus toxicodendron Ruta Silicea Staphisagria Sulfur Tabacum Vespa crabro Helps with muscle cramps and stomach pains (acid theme); Hunger for chocolate. Colds, with a lot of sneezing; Heat remedies, weather change to heat, sun intolerance; Allergies. A very good detox agent (gluttony, alcohol abuse); Overstimulation, the modern man. Helps with otitis media, preferably on the right; sensitive mind, remedies for women, also for pregnant women. For injuries to cartilage and joints, sciatica; Movement improves, warmth is good; Restlessness. Bruises with injury to the periosteum. Suppurations, consequences of vaccinations. For insect protection, also as a wound healing agent (for gaping wounds / cracks or stings). Catalyst, skin agent, centrifugal action from the inside out. With seasickness. With wasp sting, hornet sting.

15 1.8.2 Colds Colds are, as the name suggests, characterized by a cold. Man has suffered a lack of warmth due to various causes. However, this alone does not have to lead to a physically manifest disease. In the event of a cold, our body's own self-regulation mechanism detects the corresponding change immediately and usually still unnoticed by us and initiates immediate reactions. In the ideal case, the immune system is able to restore the optimal body temperature for the human organism with the help of appropriate reserves, the body warms up again. If these reserves are lacking, however, an illness develops and a cold breaks out. For homeopathic treatment, basic considerations are decisive: a) In which season and in which weather conditions are we at the time of the illness? b) What kind of hypothermia do we find? Wind, water, fog, snow, sweating followed by rapid cooling, etc.c) Is the disease one-layered or multi-layered - that is to say, do we find indications for a larger complex and thus also for a comprehensive homeopathic remedy, or is it a solo appearance? d) What are the basic factors or circumstances at the time of the illness? General condition of the sick person's living situation with any central incisions. Change in lifestyle. The following principle applies to homeopathic treatment: the clearer the symptoms, the easier the treatment. This means that you should not use suppressive medication to obscure your skin if possible, but that you have to take this into account when necessary. Hahnemann also admonishes us in this context to take into account the use of allopathic drugs and to ask the patient explicitly about the condition before taking them. A significant key symptom is of course a blessing for the practitioner. However, one should not rely on a single symptom, but rather always start from the entirety of the symptoms (phenomena). In the further course of therapy, knowledge of follow-up drugs is definitely helpful.

16 Some selected homeopathic remedies for colds CAMPHORA Camph. (Camphor tree) Camphora can be used excellently as a pure preventive agent. It should be given immediately if a cold is suspected = initial effect. The effect takes place quickly and directly on the body's heat balance. If there is no well-being reaction after ingestion, the disease has already been activated and is progressing. Then other means from our therapeutic treasure are indicated. Symptoms Fear in the dark Great tiredness, patient feels heavy and powerless Great feeling of cold (icy cold), can hardly warm up Dry skin with a lot of freezing Cyanosis Triggering factors Cold wet feet Modalities Aggravation (<) Movement Cold air Improvement at night (>) Initially a little cool camphor solution (two drops of camphor tincture dissolved in a glass of water.) Warmth Key symptoms Great feeling of cold after being exposed to the cold

17 ACONITUM NAPELLUS Acon.- (Balaclava) Acon. is one of the great shock drugs in homeopathy. The Indian homeopath Rajan Sankaran assigns it to the acute miasm and describes it as the most acute of all remedies. As the predominant theme we see a sudden and intense threat with a very active dynamic (comes quickly, disappears just as quickly), which makes the patient very restless and can cause fear of death. Aconite states are experienced like an internal earthquake. All symptoms come on quickly, suddenly, and violently. With this remedy, in contrast to the deadly nightshade (Belladonna), the complaints concentrate more on the heart and chest area. Symptoms Burning, stabbing throat First and sudden signs of a cold, preferably on the left. Great thirst, preferably cold drinks (clear water) Violent sneezing, hot, red face Croup coughing with fear of death Suddenly high fever (39-40 C) Insomnia with anxiety and agitation, fear of death with severe headache. Deep red, dry throat. Dry heat, without sweat. DD Bell. has sweat on covered parts of the body Dry, irritating cough with restlessness at night Triggering factors Mountain hike with insufficient clothing and sudden change in weather In extreme cold, strenuous exercise with sweating Cold dry wind Shock experience Strong cold Modalities Aggravation in the evening and at night In the heat of the room Improvement in the open air, in the fresh air at rest and recovery Key symptoms Razor-sharp and violent pain Dry heat Restlessness and fear that occur suddenly and dramatically

18 1.8.3 Earache Earache is quite common in children. It can be described as a common disease in infancy and childhood. It becomes problematic when the disease is not recognized as such. Infants in particular cannot express themselves about the pain symptoms. If the children are then treated for flatulence, colic or stomach disorders, the treatment will not be successful. Correct diagnosis is therefore important. First of all, the history helps here. Often an acute otitis media develops as a result of a blocked nose. A cold leads to swelling of the mucous membrane in the nasopharynx. This clogs the Eustachian tube and the inner ear can no longer be ventilated to the required extent. An overpressure is created, the eardrum is pushed outwards and the different pressure ratio between the inner ear and the outer area causes pain and an inflammatory reaction. So if a cold is present or preceded it, this can be a helpful circumstance. Furthermore, water can get into the ear when bathing. When water evaporates, cold occurs as a physical reaction. This can now trigger the disease while sleeping, in drafts or when staying outdoors. In addition, earache can of course be a side effect of an existing illness, such as an infectious disease or tonsillitis. A previous vaccination can also be the cause, or the child is teething. Infants with severe ear pain usually do not want to breastfeed and drink. If the child is sensitive to touch, it will react rather negatively to affection. Otherwise, the child may cuddle the diseased side against the warm chest of the mother or hold the head to one side in a noticeable manner. A red or even hot ear is a clear signal. For the choice of the homeopathic remedy, how the child reacts to heat and cold is of decisive importance. Selected homeopathic remedies for earache: ACONITUM Here a cold is usually the cause. The child has been outside for too long and has become hypothermic or bathed for too long. As a result, severe earache begins in the evening. The ear and the surrounding area are visibly reddened. Symptoms Caused by: Cold wind or cold east wind due to cooling. The child appears very scared, restless and is afraid. Severe earache that sets in suddenly. Pain is usually accompanied by a fever and is very violent, so that children roar in pain

19 BELLADONNA A cold can also be the cause here. At Bell. The head symptoms predominate in the overall picture. The body pulls the blood back from the extremities which results in cold hands and cold feet with a hot and red head or face. The pupils are dilated as a typical Belladonna sign. The pain comes in attacks. Symptoms Possibly high fever with noises and every movement aggravate the pain Inside and outside a hot and reddened ear The child wakes up shortly after falling asleep and has a bright red face, but at least one red ear , throbbing pains that come suddenly and suddenly go again Very sensitive to the touch Earthmoving bright red CHAMOMILLA If an otitis media occurs around the teeth, chamomilla is very common. Chamomilla reacts very well to heat. For example, the infant looks for the mother's warm body with the sick ear. The irritable restlessness of the children is striking. There is practically nothing to calm them down, they ask for things that they do not want after all and can at best be calmed down a little by being carried around. Symptoms Shooting pain, as if someone had stabbed it with a knife. Extremely severe, sore and stabbing earache. Children are beside themselves with pain. They cry and scream persistently, are very irritable, angry and indignant. Key symptom: one cheek red, the other pale. Ear ringing. Earache during teething Modalities Warm, humid weather

20 1.8.5 Headache The headache area is one of the most comprehensive in the homeopathic materia medica. In accordance with the principles of homeopathic anamnesis and therapy explained in the introductory chapter, the homeopath looks at the overall impression of the pathological and generally conspicuous picture that the person seeking help offers him. In this context, the physical symptoms are also appreciated, which on closer inspection ultimately lead to the appropriate remedy, the similimum. In this respect, headaches should not be viewed in isolation from the overall picture. Particular attention should be paid to the situation that most likely caused the headache to be the cause. In the following, some selected remedies from the wonderful treasure of homeopathy are listed in their specific symptoms and indications: Selected homeopathic remedies for headaches: ACONITUM Acon. is characterized by suddenness and violence. It is indicated in the event of sudden events such as B. a shock experience. Symptoms Feelings of a full head Hair hurts when combing Violent headache that sets in suddenly and is accompanied by great restlessness and excruciating anxiety Brain pressure Headache with colds and flu Nocturnal, wild delirium (Boericke) Neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve Pat. Has a lot of thirst and is restless Pat is in a state of fear. Heavy, pulsating, hot, bursting, burning sensation that starts with a feeling of waves (flowing) Dizziness Trigger: Effects of dry and cold weather, but also in very hot weather Sudden cold worsening: When sitting up or getting up Due to cold wind By lying on the affected side By shaking your head

21 ARGENTUM NITRICUM Argentum nitricum (Arg-n.) Has a clear effect on the nervous system. It is about loss of control in the mental and physical area with brain and spinal column symptoms, tremors, dizziness, heat intolerance, but also pronounced gastroenteritis with a strong desire for sweets that are not tolerated. Symptoms Emotional disorders cause migraines Headache with coldness and tremors Migraines in pubescent girls (sexual issue) ARNICA Arn. is a first-class injury remedy, especially for blunt injuries. Symptoms Sensitivity of the brain with intense, pinching pains Feels bruised, the bed is too hard for him Objects whirl around while walking Head hot, body cold, cold spots on the forehead Headache after falling or being hit Pat tends to cerebral congestion (fullness of blood in the head) The patient is very sensitive to the touch Ring headache, like a band around the head Dizziness, also chronic dizziness Stinging pain Constricting sensation, scalp feels pulled together Trigger: Concussion Fall or violent blow to the head Traumatic injuries Worsening: Improvement from the slightest touch Through the slightest movement : Lie down, head low

22 2 Practical basics, case analysis and selected remedies The essential basics for the practical work of the homeopath Samuel Hahnemann gave us in his basic work, the Organon. More recent developments on the basis of today's experience and miasmatic findings also enrich the literature and can provide us with important information in the course of a therapy, especially in the context of therapy oriented towards the healing process. 2.1 The initial homeopathic anamnesis The team of therapist and patient should allow themselves enough time to carry out an initial homeopathic anamnesis. As a rule, the time slot provided for this can already be two hours. A pleasant and protected atmosphere is just as essential as an impartial, attentive therapist who is present with all of his senses, who is as calm as possible and who schedules his treatments accordingly, provided that everyday practice allows this. Personally, I find a brief meditative attunement to the patient and the session to be very helpful. Those who want to refer to the spiritual world can cordially invite all energetic helpers and friends to the meeting. The patient is advised to bring all of their medication with them, as well as a current blood count, if possible, as well as their vaccination certificate and any medical records they may have. Cell phones should be switched off. A glass of water allows conclusions to be drawn about drinking behavior and certainly promotes a pleasant and hopefully communicative atmosphere. Prerequisites for a good medical history are: calm, patience, impartiality, attention. G. Köhler: Textbook of Homeopathy The anamnesis then begins with the welcoming handshake, through which first impressions of the patient's dynamics can be gained. This is followed by the clinical examination, the anamnesis discussion and finally the evaluation of the homeopathic aspects. The therapist decides on the currently necessary strategy and the resulting homeopathic therapy at his own discretion. In practice, a prefabricated anamnesis sheet has proven itself as a timetable, but not as a compulsive program, for the comprehensive documentation of all relevant data and facts. During the anamnesis, the homeopath listens carefully and lets the patient talk without interruption if possible. He notes the symptoms expressed by the patient and leaves enough room for additions. Particularly emphatically presented symptoms are to be clearly noted and marked accordingly. Spontaneous report Directed report Indirect survey

23 We refer to this phase as the spontaneous report. This is followed by the guided report, in which the therapist tries to supplement the patient's report in a targeted manner. The four W mentioned below are important here. Finally, the indirect survey takes place. Here, the picture should be completed within the framework of the personal and family anamnesis and ultimately according to the head-to-foot diagram in order to obtain as accurate and comprehensive impressions as possible about the patient, his illness, his history and the relevant pathological and, if necessary, miasmatic circumstances . 2.2 Essentials from the Organon Here we find everything that Samuel Hahnemann has given homoeopathic posterity in terms of guidelines for the individualizing examination of a case of illness. Hahnemann asks us here to approach the patient attentively, impartially and without prejudice, to refrain from any hasty interpretations and, above all, to let the patient finish speaking. It is advisable to study the original text. 2.3 The way to the similimum To find the remedy, the homeopath uses the repertory after a detailed anamnesis of his knowledge of the materia medica, his thorough observation, his intuition and a collection of symptoms. In particular, the following aspects are decisive when choosing a remedy: The four W o What? Type of disease o Where? Location of the disease o How? Personal sensation, e.g. how is the pain. Particular attention should be paid to the formulation of the patient. o When, by what means? Time of occurrence, etiology and modalities (what improves> and what worsens <) The three-legged chair: at least three symptoms should lead to the remedy of choice. Four legs are even better! Accompanying symptoms General symptoms The hierarchy: The symptoms that occur should be carefully weighted in their importance, see and prefer mental symptoms, as a physical occurrence is usually preceded by a disorder in the psychological state. If the homeopath works miasmatically, he will also incorporate the relevant criteria into the hierarchy. Using a case study from: Köhler's textbook on homeopathy, the homeopathic approach is to be clarified:

24 When visiting the sick, a mother reports: Our daughter has had a fever for four days. At first she had slightly light-sensitive, reddened eyes and runny nose, then she got a hollow cough. This morning I see a red rash behind the ears that develops over the face and chest as the day progresses. Since she's been sick, I've noticed that the child is tearful. I keep asking her if something is hurting her. No, it wouldn't hurt her. And already she is crying again. Otherwise she is a happy child. Now she is lying very patiently in bed. Today she wanted the heating to be turned off, she would prefer the room to be cool, I thought, if she is sick, she mustn't catch a cold. The first row are pathognomic * symptoms. They lead directly to the diagnosis: Measles The tearful and patient behavior of this child, his desire for a cool room has nothing to do directly with the measles. They are clear, individual reactions. These symptoms lead the homeopathic practitioner to the right remedy: Pulsatilla * pathognomic = symptoms that clearly indicate a certain clinical picture.

25 2.7 Calcium carbonicum hahnemanni (Calc.) Carbonate of lime Preamble Calcium carbonicum is extracted from the inner, snow-white parts of the oyster shell. From a chemical point of view, it is calcium carbonate, a compound with the structural formula CaCO3. Oysters are molluscs. Your signature shows us a hard shell with a soft core. The vulnerable, soft interior is protected in the event of danger by closing the shell. Oysters live in their chosen place for a lifetime. They are primarily concerned with reproduction and food intake. Oysters repel parasites and foreign bodies by covering them with a layer of mother-of-pearl and thus encapsulating them.This is how the oysters form their beautiful pearls. Calcium (chemical calcium) occurs naturally in sedimentary rocks and in our food. It forms the hard substance of our body and is therefore an important component in growth and for the bones. Calcium is essential for human survival. So it is inter alia. important for blood coagulation and normal excitability of nerve and muscle tissue as well as for muscle contraction. Constitutional features Calcium carbonicum is a sycotic agent. Here we meet a family man. The mother loves her children very much and is anxious for their well-being. Comfort and comfort are top priorities at home. The security of a familiar home is important to all calcium constitutions. There is a need for stability and security. These people don't love change. Basically, their nature is simple and straightforward. The friendly being is supported by a mostly round face shape (moon face). Once you have had access to the family as a stranger, you are more or less part of it and are warmly welcomed. The temperament of these people can be described as leukophlegmatic. They form the prototype of the tomato on stilt metabolic syndrome. A stomach is simply a part of men, but the long, lanky body shape can also occur. A slack handshake with cold, damp hands is always an unmistakable sign of a calcium constitution. The tissues slacken quickly, so that calcium people get tired even after a short exercise and can hardly sit upright on a chair for long, which is particularly noticeable in children. Calcium children are usually blond and fair-skinned, plump, fat and listless and have a large, somewhat round head. Calc. is an important children's remedy, especially for babies and toddlers. The late closing fontanels are noticeable here. The ability to concentrate and stamina is also rather weak. This constitutional image is rather characterized by indolence and thus reveals the closeness to Psora. It is not for nothing that Hahnemann calls it the greatest antipsoric. Nevertheless, these people can be quite narrow-minded and, in the spirit of the oyster, simply close up problems and sit them out. Then there is no more getting through for the other person. In culinary terms, the so-called Italian cuisine with carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes) and sweets (ice cream) is preferred.

26 And of course (soft) boiled eggs, milk and sugar are at the top of the list of preferences. Young children have a tendency to put indigestible things like earth and sand in their mouths. Cardinal symptoms Appearance flabby and overweight sluggishness; Everything about him is slow, late, heavy and weak. State of exhaustion, physically and mentally, quickly exhausted, avoids exertion. Cradle cap in children Phlegmatic, great clumsiness, rickets; slowly closing fontanelles. Desire for milk and eggs and indigestible things. Earth, sand) Increased sweat (neck, head); Hands cold sweat Key Notes Family Home Servant Protection Faithful Immovable Children's Fund; Men's means (Kent's Triad: Lycopodium Calcium Sulfur); Mothers means Spirit / Mind Need for protection, builds a wall around oneself (e.g. many people) Persistent, stubborn, stubborn, lack of flexibility Depressive melancholy Sensitive exhaustion after exertion, both physically and mentally Full of worries (about family and children) security

27 Physical calcium is a polychrest with an extremely wide range of effects. As Hahnemann's great antipsoric, it works very well for neurodermatitis, where it is the first choice, for skin wounds, hives, itchy scalp, cradle cap or other rashes. These people's skin often looks unhealthy. There is a slowdown in food intake and utilization. This metabolic disorder is accompanied by a tendency towards enlargement of the glands. In general, all physical processes take place at Calc. slow and sluggish. The development of the bone tissue is also slow and goes hand in hand with rachitic states and curvatures. These people suffer from a constitutional predisposition to being overweight. According to the assignment to the sycotic miasm, there are all sorts of adenoid vegetations, polyps or stones (kidneys, gall bladder, with corresponding colic). There is a lack of vital warmth, which is why fresh air is avoided and a feeling of cold is generally characteristic (cold hands, cold legs with night sweats, feet cold and dead at night, internal and external feeling of cold on the head and various parts of the body, etc.). Pronounced sweating (partial sweating) with the least amount of exertion and also the noticeable sweating of the head in large-headed children with open fontanelles make one think of Calcium carbonicum. Excessive sweating is often linked to hyperacidity. Indeed, many patients with Calc. Suffer from acid regurgitation, vomiting, or even spread a sour body odor. The abdomen is distended (upturned saucer) and yet the patient is much better off with constipation than with diarrhea. And the respiratory tract also reacts very well to Calcium carbonicum in the case of hoarseness, dry tickling cough, shortness of breath and attacks of suffocation. In the case of a cold, the eyes are often also affected. A polarity typical for Polychreste is shown in the Calc. Persona in that we find indolence and immobility on the one hand and excitement, cramps and seizure disorders on the other. It is well known that calcium deficiency leads to restlessness, muscle twitching and ultimately to convulsions. Homeopathically processed calcium is therefore invaluable for treating grand mal, petit mal, and other seizures in children and adults. Causa exertion, excessive demands, persistent stress Quinine abuse Expectant tension Lack of vital warmth; Loss of homeland Sexual excesses Modalities Dry climate; warm clothing; Lying on the painful side; after breakfast.

28 Essence: The essence of the remedy is the need for stability, protection and security. Comparison means / relationships Calc. is, along with Sulfur and Lycopodium, one of the remedies found in many people of mankind. It is useful after Sulfur and unsuitable for Bryonia.

29 6 Teething diseases, vaccinations and selected remedies When it comes to teething problems and vaccinations, opinions differ. In the context of these considerations, an evaluation should therefore be dispensed with as far as possible in favor of information relevant to homeopathic therapy. 6.1 Teething diseases and vaccinations from a homeopathic point of view Teething diseases belong to the group of infectious diseases. These are diseases that are caused by infection with a specific pathogen and its reproduction in the human organism. The treatment of childhood diseases is forbidden for naturopaths according to the Infection Protection Act! The following information is therefore intended solely as a possible holistic addition to a targeted medical treatment and serves to provide a general understanding of the pathological processes. As a rule, people get sick with such a disease, as the name suggests, in childhood. The infection is followed by the incubation phase. During this time, the pathogen tries to develop its pathological effect in the human body and to multiply. At the same time, our immune system tries to counteract this and eliminate the pest by means of various measures. If this does not succeed, the disease phase follows with the corresponding symptoms and the specific course of the disease. During this time, the immune system works at full speed and tries to master the threatening situation. If our immune system wins, the pathogen is removed from the body in the following overcoming phase by means of appropriate excretion reactions. Almost all childhood diseases have in common that they express themselves through the skin. If the disease breaks out, it can no longer be overlooked. Something is breaking out of people in the truest sense of the word and pushing to the surface. If the infection is over and the disease is healed, in the majority of cases a development spurt can be recorded as the immediate consequence. In this context a quote from the Greek philosopher Aristotle should be mentioned: Nothing in the universe is without value, because nature does nothing in vain. Of course, this fact should not hide the fact that childhood illness is a matter to be taken seriously and that if left untreated, you expose yourself to the risk of not inconsiderable consequential damage in individual cases! The health department therefore repeatedly points out the possibility of preventive vaccination, which is necessary from a conventional medical point of view. However, more and more parents are trying to consider the possible vaccination risks and are looking for alternative treatment methods.

30 A decision about this can only be made by the parents themselves. It certainly requires thorough information and consideration of all the facts and should never be taken lightly. I don't know if I made a terrible mistake after all and created something monstrous. Edward Jenner (), discoverer or inventor of vaccinations With this quote Edward Jenner expressed his doubts about what he discovered after some bitter personal experiences. And from the perspective of naturopathy, these are more than justified. The necessity of a vaccination is understandable from a conventional medical-physiological point of view. The immune system should be activated in a targeted manner in order to be prepared for an emergency. Homeopathy, on the other hand, sees itself in a position to be able to offer an alternative to treatment that is trapped in positive thinking and based less on fear than on the potential of the life force. However, this requires the parents of the children concerned to be thoroughly informed about the facts and a corresponding sense of responsibility. In the event that the children are not vaccinated, you should keep in close contact with the homeopath you trust. Homeopathy offers good opportunities, but you have to use them. The homeopathic options in detail: Constitutional treatment as a basis to protect against illness in advance. A constitutional treatment should lead the organism to its very own center, from which it can react to external influences with optimal availability via its own forces. The individual constitutional remedy is used. This thorough treatment is carried out over a long period of time. The aim is to optimally activate the self-healing powers when necessary. Miasmatic treatment as in-depth treatment of the miasm (predisposition to chronic disease) and thus of the root predisposing to a specific chronic disease. A miasmatic treatment should lead the person beyond the constitution of the patient into his very own center. We consider the active and latent miasmatic levels and try to bring any chronic predisposition and illness to the surface in order to redeem the predisposition to chronic illness and healing blockage caused by miasms and to free the patient from possible healing obstacles. Both nosodes and miasmatic main remedies and the individual constitutional remedy are used here. This thorough treatment is carried out over a long period of time. The goal is the liberation and the resulting optimal activation of the self-healing powers in case of need. Homeopathic prophylaxis with the disease nosode, quasi as a homeopathic vaccination, offers the safest protection within the framework of homeopathic possibilities. The prerequisite for this method, however, is that the person concerned has not yet become infected with the pathogen in question and that they are in full health. In the case of an already existing infection or contagion, the main remedy is used (see below). If an epidemic prevails, improper use of the homeopathic nosodes is strongly discouraged! A nosode may no longer be taken at the slightest feeling of illness (never use in the development phase of an acute illness!). She may only