Clinical Materia Medica + Dr. Clarkes Clinical Repertory: An Insight
Clinical Materia Medica
Clinical Materia Medica is one of the ways of studying Materia Medica. This is one subject, which not just to be read but practiced. It is quite simply the art of applying Materia Medica in practice. Clinical Materia Medica denotes an effective way of studying and understanding Homeopathic Materia Medica. This is a subject, which needs to be practised. It is quite simply the art of applying Materia Medica in practice. Materia Medica explained clinically supported by cases for better understanding.
In each module following steps:
A. Evolution of polychrest
B. With Case study
· Symptoms totality
· Analysis & Evaluation
· Radar Repertorization
· Reportorial Result
· Cross Reference with M.M.
· Differential Prescription
· Clinical Indications
A. Effective way to study & understand Materia medica.
B. The way to apply this knowledge in practice.
Beneficiaries: UG/Pg students, Practitioners
Benefits: Understanding a drug is quite a laborious task especially for students. All drugs appear similar to the beginners. For the practitioners also keynotes & characteristics are equally important. On repertorization one gets a list of closely running similar remedies, it is the keynotes & characteristics that play a final decisive role in order to arrive at the similimum. In each module Dr Shah explained distinctive features of each drug. Thus ‘Clinical Materia Medica’ course becomes an essential tool in the hands of students to identify & comprehend the drug picture or to differentiate it from other similar looking drugs.
As we know, Dr E.A. Farrington in the introduction of his Clinical Materia Media advises all Homeopaths to adopt a plan of study for Materia Medica, even if it may not be correct, still a plan should be adopted and retained to the end. He states that his clinical way of studying Materia Medica if adopted may not be clear in the beginning, but after coming up time and again, what seems difficult earlier, becomes easy enough.
Dr Ronak Shah with his years of experience and knowledge helps us to understand this method of studying Materia Medica and the practical application of it in our clinical practice.
In each module Dr Shah explained distinctive features of each drug. Thus, ‘Clinical Materia Medica’ course becomes an essential tool in the hands of students to identify & comprehend the drug picture or to differentiate it from other similar looking drugs.
Dr. Clarkes Clinical Repertory: An Insight
One of Dr. J. H. Clarke’s major contributions to the field of Homeopathy is the Clinical Repertory. But, it isn’t simply a Repertory that lists many clinical conditions for rubrics. The work is a compilation containing 5 different Repertories. Thus, the full name of the work is A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica together with Repertories of Causation, Temperaments, Clinical Relationships and Natural Relationships. This Course will take up each and every one of these Repertories while going through their usage, philosophy, plan and construction among other things.
The Course will cover each and every aspect of Dr. Clarke’s Clinical Repertory. The Course begins with a short life history of Dr. John Henry Clarke and the preface of the Clinical Repertory written by Dr. Clarke himself. Then, the philosophy, plan and construction of the work are taken up. This includes the discussion of Dr. Clarke’s instructions on the usage of each Repertory separately, along with the philosophical ideas behind each of these Repertories. Next, the course includes a separate module on the overview of chapters and rubrics of the Repertory. This module will cover each and every one of the 5 Repertories, along with some important and interesting rubrics in them. This will familiarise the learner with the arrangement of rubrics in these Repertories, while also introduces many interesting rubrics, which he would have missed otherwise. After that, the course will discuss Dr. Clarke’s concept of analysis and evaluation of symptoms. Here, Dr. Clarke’s instructions regarding the same will be discussed by referring to his other works. Following that, cases will be worked out using the Repertory. This will help the learner understand the proper usage of this work in a clinical setting. With this exercise, the learner also comes to know about cases where the Repertory comes in handy. Finally, concluding the course, scope and limitations of the work will be taken up for discussion.
- 2. Philosophy, Plan and Construction of A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica 31 min
- 3. Overview of Chapters and Rubrics of A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica 45 min
Dr. Clarke’s Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica is considered an important source book in Homeopathic Materia Medica. With the Clinical Repertory, Dr. Clarke attempted to index the important symptoms both in the Dictionary and The Prescriber. But, the Clinical Repertory, a compilation consisting of 5 different Repertories, does have its scope and limitations. Before putting the Repertory to use, the user has to know about its philosophy, plan, construction, etc. Moreover, knowledge of the analysis and evaluation methods is completely necessary if he wishes to use the Repertory to benefit. This course covers all the information required to help the learner make the best of Dr. Clarke’s Clinical Repertory.
Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students
A. The Course covers not only the philosophy of each and every different constituent Repertory separately. It also discusses Dr. Clarke’s philosophical views given in other works, authored by him.
B. The overview of chapters and rubrics will help every learner, regardless of their level of knowledge.
C. The course also works out cases. The learner gets a glimpse of the actual usage of the Repertory besides understanding the weak and strong areas of the Repertories.