The Clinical Focus Guide to homeopathic remedies

Language
English
Type
Paperback
Publisher
Luminoz Homeopathic Courses
Author(s) Louis Klein
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The Clinical Focus Guide to Homeopathic Remedies is an attempt to articulate 26 years of dense clinical experience in a succinct and easily comprehensible way. The goal of writing this materia medica was to clear away obscuration whilst being original and comprehensive enough that it would be much easier to use each remedy described.

The first volume is only a start with over 29 remedies included. The remedies are mainly new remedies with a few older and larger well known polycrests. Some of the next volumes will be thematically based rather than simply a mix of remedies.

The criteria for selection of remedies for the first volume was that I had to have had a good grasp of the remedy by having some very good cured cases of that remedy. I also wanted the remedy to be one covered in the HMC Course. I selected 2 or 3 remedies from each weekend session so that the book would be a good companion to the HMC Course itself.

Each of these groups of 2 or 3 remedies follows in line with the thematic arrangement of each weekend of the HMC Course. This thematic arrangement is a shift from the very first years of the HMC Course. Now each weekend has a theme whether it is based on the source of the remedy, (snakes, milks, area of the periodic table, plant families etc.) or topically based. The sessions still utilize cured cases, video and live cases, advanced methodology, information and discussions.

In this way, I can give excellent case examples of new and old remedies, a sampling of which are included in this book. Many of these cases were taken in front of classes and evaluated by a third party. I have tried to give the course the flavor of a clinical apprenticeship and the book an insight into my personal experience.

Lou's prescriptions have an unequaled depth and subtlety, his knowledge of remedies is enormous, this book is a must for every homeopath.

- Jan Scholten M.D.

Lous keen insight and long-life commitment to homeopathy sparkles in every page. This brilliant materia medica is a must have for every homeopath.

- Mary Grace CCH, HMC
More Information
ISBN9780973184310
AuthorLouis Klein
TypePaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2003-01-01
Pages262
PublisherLuminoz Homeopathic Courses
Review

This book review is reprinted with permission from Volume 18, Winter 2005 Edition of Homeopathic Links.

Reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rozencwajg, MD, PhD, ND, New Zealand

Lou Klein does not have to be introduced. Neither does the quality of his clinical work or his teaching.

Here is one sentence from the Introduction: "The disposition of the patient can decide the remedy, yet only the disappearance of pathology demonstrates it was the correct remedy".

No theories, no hypotheses, no elaborated extrapolations: just plain clinical results based on good repertorisation, understanding of the remedies and knowledge of their provings. You cannot go against that!

Lou presents 27 remedies, some well known, like Graphites, some less known, like Neon or Tellurium, some he proved himself like Coriandrum. He prescribed all of them to many patients and corroborated the results with the provings. But the beauty of this book is its modernity: it addresses problems the way we see them everyday in our practices and the way the patients present themselves: hooked on Prozac, abusive relationships, Satanism, alien abductions ... all things that did not exist when our classical authors wrote their books and that often make us wonder how to approach the patient through repertory or through the knowledge of remedies. For example, he writes for Chencris contortix: "It is a remedy for someone who has been drugged for rape", addressing clearly the epidemic of spiking drinks at parties.

Yet all his descriptions are rooted in traditional homeopathic sources from which he gives a generous extract; when the remedy is new, abundant extracts of the new provings are given.

Even better, the description of the remedy brings it alive, makes it real: you can really visualise a patient in front of you.

It is definitely a clinical work and some very traditional homeopaths may not be too happy at the clinical indications, as some sentences may be understood as recommending "this" remedy for "that" problem. Lou Klein makes it clear why and how he recommends a certain remedy, how it compares with others and their differences.

One thing is missing though: an Index that would allow the remedies and the pathologies to be found easily without reading the whole book every time you look for a reference. This means that when you read it you must be sure to take notes or insert lots of Post-Its, as you will definitely use it in your practice.

I cannot wait for the next volumes...

This book review is reprinted from Volume 10, 2004 Edition of The American Homeopath with permission from The American Homeopath.

Reviewed by Melanie Grimes, RSHom (NA), CCH

From Absinthium to Viola-o, this thorough materia medica covers 30 remedies in depth. It is intended as the first volume in a continuing work. The presentation of the material, as well as the choice of remedies selected for the first volume, present a starting point for future studies. It is intended not as a complete materia medica, but as a guide to clinical application. The book is laid out to leave room for personal note-taking in the margins.

As the author states, "The focus guide is an attempt to present modern information about homeopathic remedies in a usable form." Most of this information is not available elsewhere, but is a product of Klein's insights and clinical results.

Each chapter covers notes on the source of the substance, the miasm, remedy relationships, some selections from traditional homeopathic sources and commentary, as well as the actual clinical focus guide. The focus guide is a list of mental and physical symptoms, taken from successfully cured clinical cases. The commentary provides Klein's instincts and insights about the remedies.

I find the information very useful, and I only wish that the thousands of remedies at our disposal were discussed in this manner. Viewing them through the commentary and focus guide, does in fact, create a way around the old "keynote" pictures we have of some remedies.

Some will complain that the book is not comprehensive enough, that the remedies mentioned are only "small" remedies. They are only "small" because they are underrepresented in our current repertories due to lack either of provings or of clinical data. Certainly, more knowledge about these remedies can correct that.

I look forward to more.

Review

This book review is reprinted with permission from Volume 18, Winter 2005 Edition of Homeopathic Links.

Reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rozencwajg, MD, PhD, ND, New Zealand

Lou Klein does not have to be introduced. Neither does the quality of his clinical work or his teaching.

Here is one sentence from the Introduction: "The disposition of the patient can decide the remedy, yet only the disappearance of pathology demonstrates it was the correct remedy".

No theories, no hypotheses, no elaborated extrapolations: just plain clinical results based on good repertorisation, understanding of the remedies and knowledge of their provings. You cannot go against that!

Lou presents 27 remedies, some well known, like Graphites, some less known, like Neon or Tellurium, some he proved himself like Coriandrum. He prescribed all of them to many patients and corroborated the results with the provings. But the beauty of this book is its modernity: it addresses problems the way we see them everyday in our practices and the way the patients present themselves: hooked on Prozac, abusive relationships, Satanism, alien abductions ... all things that did not exist when our classical authors wrote their books and that often make us wonder how to approach the patient through repertory or through the knowledge of remedies. For example, he writes for Chencris contortix: "It is a remedy for someone who has been drugged for rape", addressing clearly the epidemic of spiking drinks at parties.

Yet all his descriptions are rooted in traditional homeopathic sources from which he gives a generous extract; when the remedy is new, abundant extracts of the new provings are given.

Even better, the description of the remedy brings it alive, makes it real: you can really visualise a patient in front of you.

It is definitely a clinical work and some very traditional homeopaths may not be too happy at the clinical indications, as some sentences may be understood as recommending "this" remedy for "that" problem. Lou Klein makes it clear why and how he recommends a certain remedy, how it compares with others and their differences.

One thing is missing though: an Index that would allow the remedies and the pathologies to be found easily without reading the whole book every time you look for a reference. This means that when you read it you must be sure to take notes or insert lots of Post-Its, as you will definitely use it in your practice.

I cannot wait for the next volumes...

This book review is reprinted from Volume 10, 2004 Edition of The American Homeopath with permission from The American Homeopath.

Reviewed by Melanie Grimes, RSHom (NA), CCH

From Absinthium to Viola-o, this thorough materia medica covers 30 remedies in depth. It is intended as the first volume in a continuing work. The presentation of the material, as well as the choice of remedies selected for the first volume, present a starting point for future studies. It is intended not as a complete materia medica, but as a guide to clinical application. The book is laid out to leave room for personal note-taking in the margins.

As the author states, "The focus guide is an attempt to present modern information about homeopathic remedies in a usable form." Most of this information is not available elsewhere, but is a product of Klein's insights and clinical results.

Each chapter covers notes on the source of the substance, the miasm, remedy relationships, some selections from traditional homeopathic sources and commentary, as well as the actual clinical focus guide. The focus guide is a list of mental and physical symptoms, taken from successfully cured clinical cases. The commentary provides Klein's instincts and insights about the remedies.

I find the information very useful, and I only wish that the thousands of remedies at our disposal were discussed in this manner. Viewing them through the commentary and focus guide, does in fact, create a way around the old "keynote" pictures we have of some remedies.

Some will complain that the book is not comprehensive enough, that the remedies mentioned are only "small" remedies. They are only "small" because they are underrepresented in our current repertories due to lack either of provings or of clinical data. Certainly, more knowledge about these remedies can correct that.

I look forward to more.