A. Eyes: softness, sharpness, fear, hysterical, delicate, evil, irritable, dissatisfied, pain...
B. Bodies: restless, hyper, slow, timid, aggressive, outgoing, obedient or disobedient, how sensitive? Shy? Clumsy? Coordinated?
II. Differentiate: Is this a first-aid, acute, or chronic case/problem at this time?
III. Generals: Diet, sleep, weather, mental-emotional state, misc.
IV. Behavioral analysis
1. Alone or with others?
a) leaders or followers?
b) plays with younger children or peers?
c) imaginative, builders, etc.
2. How does he/she play with animals and toys?
a) obsessed with blanket or toy?
b) rough, break things?
c) fear or love animals?
3. How competitive or aggressive?
4. Reaction to physical pain, scrapes, bumps, etc.
B. Independent vs. dependent
1. How responsible?
2. How handle being alone?
3. Reaction if doesn't get what he/she wants.
4. Reaction to strangers.
2. Feeding time, playing time, sleep time.
V. Developmental History
A. Learning to talk, walk, language, comprehension, musculoskeletal development.
B. Toilet training: how child went through it.
C. How was the pregnancy?
D. Family hx: TB, GC, CA
VI. Mental-Emotional State
A. Sensitivity to pain, injury, noise, touch, being carried.
B. Better or worse attention/consolation?
C. Sensitivity to other's pain, to parents fighting, to weather, movies, sad stories, how sensitive is their imagination?
D. Easily startled?
E. Family dynamics
1. How does he/she get along with siblings? Parents?
2. Reaction to new siblings.
4. Military family, moved many times?
5. Alcoholism, drugs, tension in family?
6. Motivated by fear? Do parents threaten, frighten, humiliate? Fear of punishment by God?
7. Is the child compared with a sibling or parent, forced to live up to parent's role expectations?
VII. Family economics: adequate diet, nutritional status.
VIII. Story about the child. (Usually a chronic constitutional or acute case can be taken directly from a child aged 6 - 8 or older.)
A. Reactions to griefs, deaths, frights.
B. Mother's description of the pregnancy, labor, and birth.
C. Health and family history.
IX. Objective symptoms
A. Facial expression: observe pupils. How aware is the child of his or her environment?
1. Dry, moist, cool, warm.
2. Healthy or unhealthy?
3. Touch the chest, abdomen, forehead, hands and feet. Note temp, character, moisture, etc.
C. Sweat: amount, parts that sweat, odor.
D. Moles, warts, birthmarks.
E. Tongue: color, furry or smooth?
F. Breath: Offensive?
G. Reaction to stimuli: light in eyes, noise, jar, pinch.
H. Urine and stool.
I. Strength: check grasp, posture. How does the child hold her head up?
X. Fears: Monsters, ghosts, strangers, the dark, movies, being alone, dogs, death, fears something will happen to the parents, something is creeping out of every corner, evil spirits, falling, noises
XI. Sleep: Insomnia: due to pain, fear, over-excitement, want attention, overactive mind?
XII. Food cravings and aversions: including thirst
XIII. Times, modalities for symptoms.
| 4 = excellent |
3 = good
2 = fair
1 = poor
MOTHER TINCTURE = ALCOHOL EXTRACT OF A SOLUBLE SUBSTANCE NOT POTENTIZED. USUALLY STORED IN 87% TO 100% ALCOHOL.
LIQUID STOCK BOTTLE = POTENTIZED REMEDY IN SOLUTION (I.E.SULPHUR 12C) PRESERVED WITH 87% - 100% ALCOHOL.
REMEDY SOLUTION BOTTLE = 1 PELLET (#10) POPPY SEED SIZE, OF A LM POTENCY OR C POTENCY IS PUT IN 4OZ. OF WATER + 2 TO 3 TEASPOONS OF 90-95% ETHYL ALCOHOL (EVERCLEAR). SUCCUSS THIS BOTTLE 8-10 TIMES BEFORE TAKING OUT EACH DOSE (1-3 TEASPOONS ) TO PUT IN THE DOSAGE CUP.
DOSAGE CUP = A 4OZ. CUP OF DISTILLED WATER WITH 1 - 3 TEASPOONS FROM THE REMEDY SOLUTION BOTTLE. STIR VIGOROUSLY, TAKE 1 TEASPOON AS 1 DOSE.
SUCCUSSION = TO HIT AGAINST A RESILIANT OBJECT SUCH AS A LEATHER BOUND BOOK OR THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
TRITURATE = GRIND IN A MORTAR AND PESTLE.
LM = 1:50,000 ( 50 MILLESIMAL SCALE ) ALSO WRITTEN AS LM/1, LM/2, 0/1, 0/2, OR Q1, Q2, ETC.
X = 1:10 ( DECIMAL SCALE ) ALSO WRITTEN AS D IN EUROPE.
C = 1:100 ( CENTESIMAL SCALE ) ALSO WRITTEN AS CH IN EUROPE.
1M = 1,000 C ( CENTESIMAL SCALE )
10M = 10,000 C ( CENTESIMAL SCALE )
50M = 50,000 C ( CENTESIMAL SCALE )
CM = 100,000 C ( CENTESIMAL SCALE )
1 GRAIN OF PLANT, MINERAL, METAL, ETC., + 100 GRAINS OF MILK SUGAR AND TRITURATED FOR 1 HOUR = 1C POTENCY
(TRITURATION IS DONE IN THREE STAGES OF TWENTY MINUTES EACH SEE THE ORGANON PARAGRAPH 270 AND FOOTNOTE # 150)
1 GRAIN OF 1C + 100 GRAINS OF MILK SUGAR + TRITURATED FOR 1 HOUR = 2C POTENCY
1 GRAIN OF 2C + 100 GRAINS OF MILK SUGAR + TRITURATED FOR 1 HOUR = 3C POTENCY
1 GRAIN OF 3C POTENCY DILUTED IN 500 DROPS (100 DROPS ALCOHOL AND 400 DROPS WATER) = LM/O (SEE THE ORGANON PARAGRAPH 270)
1 DROP OF LM/0 + 100 DROPS OF ALCOHOL + 100 SUCCUSSIONS = LM/1 POTENCY
1 DROP OF LM/1 IS PUT ON 500 GRANULES OF MILK SUGAR(#10 PELLETS)
1 GRANULE OF LM/1 DISSOVED IN ONE DROP OF WATER + 100 DROPS OF ALCOHOL + 100 SUCCUSSIONS = LM/2 POTENCY
1 DROP OF LM/2 IS PUT ON 500 GRANULES OF MILK SUGAR(#10 PELLETS)
1 GRANULE OF LM/2 DISSOLVED IN ONE DROP OF WATER + 100 DROPS OF ALCOHOL + 100 SUCCUSSIONS = LM/3 POTENCY (CONTINUE THIS PROCESS UP TO THE LM/30 POTENCY)
The Hahnemann Academy of North America in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Robin Murphy as director, is currently doing clinical research with the LM potencies and water solutions. Application of the principles found in the 6th edition of Organon are used in chronic and acute cases and this information is being evaluated in a fair and objective manner at the HANA. It is encouraging to observe experienced homeopaths learning a "new" concept in Homeopathy that has been around since 1842. In Hahnemanns own words "I have now after eighteen months of work, finished the 6th edition of my Organon, the most nearly perfect of all." (6th edition Organon preface and footnote 132, paragraph 246.) How many practitioners have read, questioned and understood the 6th edition or compared the changes of the 6th to the 5th. It is erroneous to believe one has to abandon everything previously learned in homeopathy to practice according to the 6th edition. A homeopath should be learned in all aspects of administering a remedy and be willing to explore further into the areas where Hahnemann boldly took the first step. Homeopathy as we know it today may be vastly different if Kent had the opportunity to read the 6th edition. Why is this great work, the Organon, the foundation of homeopathy, largely dismissed by the Homeopathic community?
It is emphasized in the 6th edition that the dry dose is the weakest dose. Yes, the remedy works as a dry dose (either single dose or repeated) but the question arises, does it work better in a water solution? For those who wish to give the "one dose high" try putting the 200, 1m or 10m into a liquid solution and succuss 8-10 times before giving the dose and if the need arise to repeat the remedy, succuss the bottle 8-10 more times before the next dose. This follows main principles of the 6th edition Organon, though the one dose high does not follow the criteria for daily repetition of the dose. The LM potency itself is yet another dilution utilizing these principles.
Paragraphs from Chronic Diseases 1837 preface (Page 262 in back of the book) exemplifies Hahnemann's use of the water solution:
"Experience has shown me, as it has no doubt also shown to most of my followers, that it is most useful in diseases of any magnitude (not excepting even the most acute, and still more so in the half-acute, in the tedious and most tedious) to give to the patient the powerful homeopathic pellet or pellets only in solution, and this solution in divided doses. In this way we give the medicine, dissolved in 7-20 tablespoons (4-8 oz.) of water without any addition, in acute and very acute diseases every 6, 4 or 2 hours; Where the danger is urgent, even every hour or half hour a tablespoon at a time; with weak persons or children, only a small part of a tablespoonful (1 or 2 teaspoonfuls ) may be given as a dose.
In chronic disease I have found it best to give a dose (e.g., a spoonful) of a solution of the suitable medicine at least every 2 days, more usually every day.
Before proceeding, it is important to observe, that our vital principle cannot well bear that the same unchanged dose of medicine be given twice in succession, much less more frequently to a patient. For by this the good effect of the former dose of medicine is either neutralized in part, or new symptoms proper to the medicine, symptoms which have not been present in the disease, appear, impeding the cure. Thus even a well selected homeopathic remedy produces ill effects and attains it purpose imperfectly or not at all. Thence comes the many contradictions of homeopathic physicians with regard to the repetition of the doses.
But in taking one and the same medicine repeatedly (which is indispensable to secure the cure of a serious, chronic disease), if the dose is in every case varied and modified in its degree of dynamization, then the vital force of the patient will calmly, and as it were willingly receive even at brief intervals very many times in succession with the best results, every time increasing the well being of the patient."
This information was given after the 5th edition Organon was written and before the 6th written in 1842. Hahnemann at this time does not mention the LM potency, and the above paragraphs refer to the C potency, though he was probably experimenting with the LM potency in the water solution but not yet ready to release the information.
The following is a handout explaining the procedure of using the remedy in a water solution and guidelines for dose adjustment irregardless of how the remedy was made or what potency it is. There have been consistent excellent results in administering the remedy in liquid form and by succussing the remedy between each dose. Refer to the 6th edition Organon (Boericke translation) footnote 133 (paragraph 247) and paragraph 248, footnote 134, and Chronic Diseases 1837 preface in back of book. The body seems to accept the remedy more readily without aggravation, resulting in a gentle, rapid and permanent restoration of health. Additional information is available on LM potencies and water solutions from taped lectures.
Unit doses from Dolisos are #20, and Multidose tubes are #40. More is not better! You may crush a pellet in clean white paper and take a portion. The quantity of pellets used and the amount of liquid used can and does influence the action and intensity of the remedy. This is a different philosophy than believing 1 pellet is the same as 15 pellets. Label the bottle with the date, name, potency and origin of the remedy.
The remainder of the water may be used to water your plants. A new dosage cup in fresh water should be prepared every time a dose is needed. You may keep the same cup and stirrer to be used again for the same remedy in the same potency. Do not use one cup or stirrer for any other remedy.
YOU MAY TAKE 1 DOSE 1 TIME PER DAY OR EVERY OTHER DAY. ADJUST AS NEEDED.
HYPERSENSITIVE PERSONS: YOU MAY USE A LARGER AMOUNT OF WATER (8 TO 20 oz.) IN THE REMEDY SOLUTION BOTTLE WITH ONE #10 PELLET. SUCCUSS THE REMEDY SOLUTION BOTTLE 8 TIMES, TAKE 1 TEASPOON OF THIS SOLUTION AND PUT IN A CUP FILLED WITH 4oz. OF DISTILLED WATER, STIR VIGOROUSLY. TAKE 1 TEASPOON OF THIS FIRST DILUTION, AND PUT IN A SECOND CUP WITH 4oz. OF WATER, STIR VIGOROUSLY AGAIN AND TAKE 1/2 TO 1 TEASPOON OF THIS SOLUTION AS YOUR DOSE. YOU MAY MAKE AS MANY DOSAGE CUPS AS NEEDED. TAKE ONE DOSE EVERY WEEK OR EVERY OTHER WEEK.