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1

Pt is loquacious and says the sensation of not being able to catch breath is very pronounced. Feels better while sitting up and bending forward. Had to loosen all her clothes and is averse to having any clothing near her throat. Needs to be fanned to breathe.

Which remedy fits best?

Causticum
Lachesis
Lycopodium
Antimonium tartaricum

Lachesis

D/t loquacious, sitting up bending forward, no clothes by throat, and fanned to breathe

2

6 yo male. Loud barking cough preventing him from sleeping. Struggling to breath. Onset few hours ago after he played outside in the cold wind with a runny nose the day before. Temp: 38.5 C, heart rate 122 bpm, reps rate 65/min and gasping.

Which remedy fits best?
Baptisia tinctoria
Aconitum nepellus
Cuprum metallicum
Drosera rotundifolia

Aconite (Aconitum nepellus)

D/t onset a few hours ago! ACUTE ONSET!

Drosera is a good distractor (2nd best) d/t whooping cough picture

3

Has aversion to being touched, even light irritates him. Pet rubbing against his leg is distressing and the presence of a cat was frightening.

Which remedy fits best?
Nux vomica
Podophyllum
China officinalis
Arsenicum album

China officinalis

4

What is a miasma? Is is acute/chronic?

Infectious principles that set up specific disease

both acute and chronic

5

What are the 3 chronic miasms? What are they associated with?

Psora (vesicles, itching, odor)
Syphilis (chancre)
Sycosis (warts)

6

What is a proving?

Single medication given to a healthy person to see what changes happen to the body and mind

7

What is acute prescribing of homeopathy?

Remedy chosen by Sx to condition RIGHT now, NEW acute symptoms

8

What is constitutional prescribing of homeopathy?

Totality of person's situation and the law of similars

9

What is the law of similars?

Like cures like

10

Define Antidoting!

Remedy is neutralized

11

What are some ways that a remedy is neutralized?

aromatic oils
coffee
strong odors
drugs

12

What is aggravation?

Symptoms get worse (it is NEVER a new symptom = proving)

13

What is suppression?

Sx driven deeper and out of sight

14

What is palliation?

Temporary Sx relief to feel better

15

What is cure?

long standing restoration of health, Sx resolution

16

What is the goal of homeopathy in a constitutional sense?

CURE!

Then Palliation

17

What is the symptom hierarchy when it comes to case taking?

1. Mental/Emotional
2. Physical Generals
3. Particular SRPs
4. Common

18

What is SRP stand for?

Strange rare peculiar

19

What are the Physical General symptoms?

Time
Temperature
Weather
Motion
Position
Environment
Food/Drink
Sleep

20

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

The remedy given has no effect or change in Sx.

Re-prescribe

21

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Small aggravation, followed by Sx healing in wrong order.

BAD! Antidote

22

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

An antidote was given.

Re-prescribe

23

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Pt Sx at a standstill, no improvement after initial improvement

Re-prescribe

24

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Sx improve steadily

Stay the course

25

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Original Sx return, pt relapses

Re-prescribe

26

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Aggravation with discharges and eruptions

Stay the course

27

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Old Sx reappear (from childhood in the order of Herring's Law of Cure)

Stay the course

28

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

New set of Sx appear, replacing old

Re-prescribe

29

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

A small aggravation followed by new Sx.

Re-prescribe

30

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Small or no aggravations with Sx healing in wrong order?

ANTIDOTE! Then re-prescribe

31

Do you stay the course, re-prescribe, or antidote?

Small or no aggravation with old Sx reappearing.

Ideal! Stay the course