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HARMONY IN PRACTICE: One-day Homeopathic Seminar by SACH
WHEN Jul 28, 2013
WHERE Society House, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry

The day began with 10-minute meditation to chants and music followed by the prayer of Dr M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute (MLDMHI).

The participants were from Thiruvannamalai, Neyveli, Thanjavur, Bengaluru, Chennai and Puducherry. They were mainly practitioners. There was a sizeable contingent from MLDMHI, Bengaluru. Dr U. R. Pachegaonkar welcomed all the participants and introduced the organizational framework and activities of Sri Aurobindo Center for Homoeopathy (SACH).

Objectives of the Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This was a seminar demonstrating how it is possible to standardize the three basic aspects of case receiving, case processing and homeopathic case management in chronic and acute diseases in urban and rural setups.

Methods and Processes

Suitable case material with expected learning outcomes and directions to study the cases was distributed to the participant group in advance and the guide had received workings on the same. Interactive group sessions followed by demonstration were planned so that the physicians’ experience could be delivered and the learning processes derived.

Outcome

The CME enabled the physicians to get a glimpse of how standardized thinking and application allows securing results in practice. The participants learnt how to bridge the world of patient to the world of Materia medica and beyond. The association plans a series of workshops in Standardized Case Processing methodology to reinforce excellence and consistency in practice as homoeopathic physicians and also work in rural community.

Dr A. Ramdas introduced MLDMHI, Bengaluru, and its activities. Then Dr Latha Devrajan of MLDMHI, Bengaluru, took over as the guide where she was able to skilfully involve the participants in the discussions regarding the core issues of the dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) case which was circulated previously. She was able to connect the relevant aphorisms of the Organon to the workings of the case and touched upon issues regarding parenting, spouse, marriage, etc. She showed the behavioural characteristics of the cuttlefish in its environment through some fascinating slides.

To learn more about the concepts and their analysis connected to the case all the participants were divided into subgroups for discussions and they were helped by the facilitators from MLDMHI. The concepts of evolutionary study of life story in relation to expressions of disease; the existing and maintaining causes; the characteristics; psychosomatic and miasmatic correlations were demonstrated in the process.

The group also discussed the differential materia medica of Staphis, Nat Mur and Sepia. A few acute cases were presented by the MLDMHI group. Dr Jayalakshmi shared a case of ischemic heart disease (IHD) with angina and treated with a pathological prescription, the patient found prolonged palliation and better quality of life.

Dr Amrutha shared a case of liver cirrhosis due to alcohol. She mentioned how the prognosis in such cases can be positive and shared how the patient was managed initially with acute and organ-specific remedy and later the constitutional remedy.

Dr Mukhram shared a case of a 15-day cough that suddenly developed to severe breathing difficulty in a 7 year old. He highlighted through the case if it was an acute exacerbation of a chronic illness or an acute condition how the approach and management would differ.

Dr Savitha shared a case of Herpes Zoster in the second week at eruptive stage. She showed how a pathological prescription was made through selecting the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) from the disease picture itself.

Dr A. Ramdas shared a case from the rural community of spinal injury with paraplegia in a young boy. The subsequent videos of follow-ups showed how the boy progressed both mentally and physically. All the presenters were able to easily draw out the participants into discussions regarding the disease diagnosis and the remedy selection.

Dr U. R. Pachegaonkar presented the clinical research project on keloids undertaken by SACH in collaboration with JIPMER. This extensive study over 3 years was sponsored by Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). The slides very effectively demonstrated the results in keloids with homeopathic constitutional prescribing and verified how homeopathy works even in seemingly irreversible and pathological cases.

Dr Arati Sharma also of SACH called upon all the homeopathic physicians to be skilled and compassionate citizens to take up their place in the neighbourhood, community and society with responsibility. She pointed out that Hhmeopaths were eminently suitable as guardians of health in society today. Their training and orientation made them appropriate to help society evolve as a whole spiritually, mentally and physically.

Dr Rama Hariharan facilitated and concluded the session by giving the vote of thanks.

The participants appreciated the quality of case material and the delivery of the guides and rated them 4/5 to 5/5 in all the presentations. All participants felt the arrangements were detailed and organized very well, and SACH should be commended for efficiently managing the day.
 

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