Full Diploma Course Structure
1. Anatomy and Physiology (10 lessons)
2. Naturopathic Practice (10 lessons)
3. Principles and Practice of Homeopathy (22 lessons)*
4. Practice Management (10 lessons)
6. Clinical Training. (approx. 100 hours)
7. Summer School
THE PRINCIPALS AND PRACTICE OF HOMEOPATHY
Overview of Lessons:
Lesson 1 – Introduction
The philosophy and practice of Homeopathic Medicine. The concept of Health, Toxicity and Disease. Healing. Responsibility. Aetiology. Symptoms and Pain. Holistic approach to treatment. Vital Force. Law of Cure. Vibrations and Radiations. Susceptibility and adaptability. Prophylaxis.
Lesson 2 – Historical Introduction.
Samuel Hahnemann, founder of Homeopathy. Basic principles and Fundamental Laws. Qualities necessary in the successful student. Glossary of Homeopathic terms. The Apothecaries Measure. The Apothecaries Weights. Signs used in describing the course of Symptoms.
Lesson 3. – Potentisation.
The Vital Force. Symptoms. Hierarchy of Symptoms. The main principles of Homeopathy: Arndt’s Law. Hering’s Law. Materia Medica: Arnica, Aconite, Apis.
Lesson 4. – The Concept of Health and Disease.
The Four Levels of Health. Philosophy and Methodology. Similimum, Constitutional Remedies. Polychrests, The symptom picture, Dissimilar Disease, The difference between Homeopathy and Allopathy, Isopathy, The Primary and Secondary Action of the Drug, The Therapeutic Law of Nature, The three criteria for cure. Medical Terminology.
Hahnemann’s Organon: paragraphs 6, 8, 12, 17-18
Lesson 5 – The Four Constitutional Stages.
Acute and Chronic Disease. Indisposition. Exciting Cause. Maintaining Cause. Dynamic Disease. Surgical Disease. Materia Medica: Colchicum, Cocculus, China, Argentum nitricum, Spongia, Colocynthis, Ipecacuanha, Magnesia phosphorica, Cantharis, Glonoine
Lesson 6 Part 1 – The Schema. Case taking.
Materia Medica: Avena sativa, Belladonna, Bryonia, Calendula, Carbo vegetabilis.
Lesson 6 Part 2 – First contact.
Confidentiality. The Consultation. Preparation. The art of observation. Opening the case. Presenting symptoms. The body systems. Vitality. Non-invasive physical examination methods. Exciting cause. What is important in a case. Hering’s Law. Acute situations. Personal history. Holistic Healing. The art of listening: when to be silent. Asking the right questions at the right time. Handling difficult situations. Childhood. Particular Incident (NBWS). Explore what is already there, but not seen. Returning the whole system to health. Past history. Family history. Addiction and dependence. Notifiable diseases. Understanding drug therapy. Prescribed drugs. Other medication. How to proceed in withdrawing allopathic treatment. Case history with outline of treatment. CASES.
The Magnesiums: Carbonicum; Muriaticum; Suphuricum; Phosphoricum. Ferrum Metallicum. Capsicum. Lobelia. Hahnemann: Organon; paragraphs 71, 84 – 99, 104.
Lesson 7 – Different Repertories:
Synthetic, Phatak, Boericke, Boenninghausen, Clarke, Boger, Dr J T Kent, Murphy, Synthesis.
Materia Medica: Echinacea, Gelsemium, Hepar Sulph, Hydrastis, Hypericum, Ledum Drosera, Phytolacca
Lesson 8 – Picture of Disease:
Totality of Symptoms. The Peculiarities. Accessory symptoms of disease. Accessory symptoms of medicine. The Modalities. The Time. The Concomitants. Different approaches to finding the Similimum. Key-note method. Organopathic Method. Constitional approach. Chronological – sequential approach. Aetiological approach. Zoic-Isopathic approach. Tautopathic approach. The Similimum. Vital Force.
Materia Medica: Aloe Socotrina; Argentum Metallicum; Cyclamen; Palladium; Chelidonium
Lesson 9 – Potentisation and The Use of Potencies.
The Law of Action and Reaction. Mother Tinctures Method. Scales of Potentisation. Frequency of Repetition. Comparison of Potency Scale. The Three Parts of Man. Choosing a Potency. The Use of Mother Tinctures. Dosage. Low Potencies. Material Remedies. Medium and High Potencies. Different Potency Selection. Ascending and Descending Scales. LM Potencies. Partly Homoeopathic Remedy. A Single Remedy. The Minimum Dose. Pure Homeopathy. Simple Rules in Prescribing. Methods in Prescribing. Duration of Action.
Materia Medica: Causticum, Silicea, Ignatia, Natrum muriaticum, Nux vomica, Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Veratrum Album. Hahnemann: Organon provings
Lesson 10 – Organotherapy.
Organ remedies. Group Prescribing or Polypharmacy.
Materia Medica: Sulphur, Calcarea carbonica, Lycopodium, Arsenicum album, Sepia, Phosphorus, Staphisagria, Platina
Lesson 11 – Preparation of Medicines.
Suppliers of Medicines. Instructions regarding Medicines. Storage of Remedies. Information for Patients. Placebo medicine. Form and Preparation of the Remedies. Prescribing the Potencies. Duration of Action. Aggravations.
Preparation and Administration of Medicines. Organon, paras. 269, 270, 271, 272, 284.
Lesson 12 – Layers of Disease.
Chronic Disease. Artificial Disease. Pseudo-chronic Disease. The Miasms of Dr. Hahnemann. The three groups of Miasms.
Materia Medica: Hyoscymus, Tarentula, Plumbum, Agaricus, Ambra Grisea.
Study Hahnemann: Organon, paras: 72-73, 77-78, 82, 100, 103, 149, 204-206, 208-209, 259-261.
Lesson 13 – Psora.
Itch. Psora and Deficiency Diseases. The Psoric Person in General. Psoric schema Anti-Psoric Remedies. Chief Anti-Psoric remedies. Latent Psora.
Psora defined, Psoric Schema and deficiency diseases. The Anti-psoric remedies, Combined Miasms.
Materia Medica: Psorinum,
Study Hahnemann’s Organon paras. 80, 81, 82, 103, 161
Lesson 14 – Sycosis
Sycosis. Taking a case. Sepsis. Particulars. Generals. The Mind.
Materia Medica: Thuja, Medorrhinum, Graphites.
Lesson 15 – Nosodes – Tubercular and Cancer Miasms
Materia medica :Tuberculinum, Carcinosin
PATHOLOGY AND BODY SYSTEMS:
The following lessons are aimed at familiarising the student with the common allopathic “clinical” diagnoses and the related symptoms . It is essential to remember that when taking the case, the patient and not the “clinical” picture is uppermost.
“Always treat the patient and not the disease”.
Lesson 16 – Respiratory system
coughs, colds, influenza, ear nose and throat conditions, otitis, tonsillitis, glandular fever, sinusitis, laryngitis, rhinitis, polyps, asthma, bronchitis. pnuemonia, pleurisy, tuberculosis, sarcodosis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer.
For each pathology a number of useful remedies is suggested showing the symptomology, This is merely for reference and should not replace repertorisation and the full application of the totality of symptoms in the process of prescription.
Lesson 17 – Digestive system.
Assimilation and Elimination. Mouth. Candida or Thrush. Gingivitis or Peridontitis. Stomach. Abdominal Distension, Swelling, Bloatedness. Acid hyperchlorhydria. Eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia. Obesity. Ulcerations. Gastric Ulcers. Malaena. Nausea. Stomach Cancer. The Pancreas. Pancreatitis. Cancer of the Pancreas. The Small intestine. Cystic Fibrosis. Coeliac Disease. Crohn’s Disease. Appendicitis. The Large Colon. Constipation. Diverticulities. Haemorrhoids. Anal Fissures. Fistula. Polyps. Colitis. Cancer. The Liver. Cirrhosis of the Liver. Hepatitis. Gall bladder. Jaundice. Migraine. Nutrition. Basic rules of digestion. General Health Programme.
Lesson 18 – Circulatory system.
Blood diseases, anaemias, leukaemia, disorders of the veins and arteries. Heart conditions, hyper and hypo tension, Raynauds disease.
Nervous system – Brain and spinal cord peripheral nervous system – spinal cranial and autonomic nerves, headaches, strokes, haemorrhage, embolism, meningitis, encephalitis, myalgic encephalitis, Bells palsy, convulsions, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinsons, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, neuralgia, neuritis, neurosis, neurasthenia, hysteria, stupor, coma.
Lesson 19 – Reproductive system
Male disorders, prostate conditions, prostatitis, prostate cancer, impotence, orchitis, testicular cancer , infertility
Sexually transmitted infections, herpes, venereal warts,
Female disorders: infertility, cervical dysplasia, menstrual disorders: dysmennorhea, menorraghia, metrorrhagia, amenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, ovarian cysts
Pregnancy disorders, pre eclampsia, spontaneous abortion/ miscarriage
Childbirth, breast and nipple problems, fibrocystic breasts, lactation excess/ deficiency, mastitis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer,
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, vaginitis/ leukorrhea , cervicitis, uterine fibroids
Menopause – hot flushes.
Urinary tract: –
Cystitis, incontinence, enuresis, urethritis, bladder cancer, pyelonephiritis, nephritis, nephrosis, renal colic, chronic kidney failure
Lesson 20 – Musculoskeletal system
Joint problems, sprain/strain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain , sciatica.
Skin – The outward expression of the inner shell, the indicator of cure, suppression and the consequences, abscess, eczema, psoriasis, warts, moles, skin cancer, fungal and parasitic infections, herpes, acne, contusion, erisypelas, impetigo, burns, bites, lice and scabies, tinea, keloid scarring, rosacea, roseola, ulcers, urticaria, frostbite, hair and nail disorders.
Lesson 21 – Treatment of children.
Childhood illnesses, colic, teething, sleeping difficulties, mumps, measles rubella,
Treatment of the elderly – fear, anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, other conditions, : pemphigus, cataract, osteoporosis, influenza, Alzheimer’s disease, hypothermia, Meniere’s disease.
Lesson 22 – Chronic pathology.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes.
Iatrogenic diseases, drug layers, Eizyaga’s method, treatment of allopathic drug side effects, integration of homeopathy with allopathic treatment, organ drainage.
The second prescription, lack of reaction, when a remedy fails, cautions.