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Causation. Part 4

Posted by Lloyd on May 18, 2012
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To every primary action of a remedy there is an equal and opposite secondary reaction of the vital force. If a person’s disease state produces warmth, and the homeopath gives a warm remedy, the secondary action of the vital force will produce coolness to bring homeostasis. This is the basis of the homeopathic laws of cure. Continue reading…

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Causation. Part 3

Posted by Lloyd on May 18, 2012
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Let’s look at some of the suggested use of polypharmacy in ST. If a person has suffered an emotional trauma which involved fear, grief, and humiliation, the sequential therapist would give Opium, Natrum muraticum and Staphysagria all at the same time. Continue reading…

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Causation. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on May 18, 2012
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The Routine Use of Specifics by Causation

Homeopathy pays special attention to causation when analyzing a case history. Nevertheless the routine use of remedies with a one-sided view of causation can be extremely limited in its scope. Continue reading…

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Causation. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on May 18, 2012
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Sequential Therapy as Homeopathy Renewed

Causation vs. Symptomatology

One of the first premises of Sequential Theraetiologyapy (ST) is that aetiology is superior to symptomatology. In a sense this is true, as if there is no causation (aetiology) there will be no effects (signs and symptoms). Nevertheless, to separate action (cause) and reaction (symptoms) in practice is not useful as they form two halves which make up a complete whole. Continue reading…

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Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on November 10, 2011
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There are a number of methods within TCM by which a pattern of illness may be defined. One of the most commonly used is called the Eight Principles or Eight Parameters approach. In this approach, the signs and symptoms of the patient’s illness are defined in terms of 4 pair of criteria. These include hot vs. cold, interior vs. exterior, excess vs. deficiency and yin vs. yang. Continue reading…

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Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on November 10, 2011
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Diagnosing and Treating Patterns

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine that has been used for thousands of years (estimated anywhere between 2000 and 6000 depending on the source). The major components of TCM are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na (Chinese massage). Continue reading…

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Plan B – Lancet has a go at the FDA

Posted by Lloyd on November 03, 2011
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A well known international medical journal has called on the acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach to adopt an independent stance and follow the best judgment of it’s expert staff and scientific advisers, even when that means incurring the wrath of patients’ groups, industry, Congress, and even the White House. Continue reading…

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Stepping Onto the Holistic Path

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2011
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OK, you’ve gotten the message. You’re tired of the excess weight, the fatigue, the depression … are you ready to try something new?

You’ve tried the fad diets, body wraps and sit-ups. You’ve finally faced the fact there are no “quick fixes,” no “magic bullets” when it comes to your health, and you’re ready to undertake a more holistic approach to staying healthy and fit.

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St. John’s Wort

Posted by Lloyd on August 24, 2011
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Herbal remedies are big business. The local pharmacy, the chain store, the grocery store and even the convenience stores now stock herbal remedies. It’s so common, most people assume these substances are harmless.

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Pedicle Screws in Spinal Fusion

Posted by Lloyd on June 20, 2011
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Q.What are pedicle screws? Are there any adverse effects from them?
A.Pedicle screws are a type of device used in spinal fusion, a procedure performed to eliminate abnormal motion between the bones in the spine. The pedicle is an area of the vertebra that lies next to the spinal canal. Continue reading…

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