Polarity Analysis

Polarity Analysis with Dr Devang Shah

The most practical difficulties we as homeopaths face are

  1. Inability to ask the appropriate questions during the case taking
  2. Conversion of symptoms into rubrics.
  3. Potency selection.


Polarity analysis developed by Swiss homeopath Dr heiner frei is the most effective answer to our questions. Based on Hahnemann’s favourite repertory, Clemens von Bœnninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (1846), Polarity Analysis uses strict proving data and grading, and employs Bœnninghausen’s concept of contraindications.

About Dr Devang Shah

Dr. Devang Shah MD (Hom) is an in house consultant at ‘the other song’ since its inception. He is known among his patients as a passionate, dedicated and compassionate healer. Sharing of knowledge is something that comes naturally to him and he has been guiding the budding homeopaths by imparting the knowledge gained from the masters of homeopathy and his own practice as well. Through ‘the other song’ academy he has been traveling to different parts of India to teach the sensation method. His core area of interest being case taking; he step by step guides his students into a fascinating journey of case taking. His recent area of interest is using the boeninghausens method and polarity analysis in practice along with the sensation method.



Origin of polarity analysis – 

In 2001, Dr. Heiner Frei developed his Polarity Analysis (PA) for use in a Swiss double-blind study investigating the efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of hyperactive children. He was able to demonstrate the supremacy of high-potency remedies as compared to placebo, using the reliability that PA affords in remedy selection – resulting in an astonishing 84% success rate.

Being greatly impressed by the success rate I applied this concept in acutes cases from 2015 to 2017. The astonishing strike rate of 79 % made me go to Switzerland and learn directly under him to fine tune my skills and now I am using this approach in acute, chronic and ADHD cases with excellent results.

The advantages of this approach are

  • Simplicity!
  • Consistency!
  • Reliablity!


In this series of 4 webinars I plan to explain use of polarity analysis in

  • Acute cases
  • Chronic cases
  • Difficult cases ( cases with no or many symptoms )
  • Question answers session


Dear colleagues

Welcome to polarity analysis. In this seminary you will get an introduction to the most precise and efficient method of homoepathic remedy determination that is available today. Your teacher Dr Devang has studied this method during my seminars in Mumbai and during his visit at our clinic in Switzerland. He is practicing it at tos with great success.  He is an expert for polarity analysis in India and I am grateful to him that he helps to spread the word around the globe.

I wish you a very successful seminary and many medical cures thanks to the method.

Dr Heiner Frei



About Polarity analysis

Polarity analysis (PA) is a development of Boenninghausen’s concept of contraindications. It serves to determine in individual disease a healing probability for each homeopathic medicine in question. Polarity analysis is based on the revised edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook, an exceedingly reliable repertory. Dr. Henier Frie has taken this concept of contradiction of Boenninghausen and developed the method of POLARITY ANALYSIS to solve acute as well as chronic cases. When choosing a remedy Boenninghausen strived to match the patient’s set of symptoms and especially the modalities as closely as possible to the genius of the remedy. The genius of a remedy includes the modalities, sensations, and clinical findings that have repeatedly appeared in the proving at different locations and have been healed by this remedy. These are in fact the characteristics of a remedy. Polar symptoms are those symptoms that have an opposite aspect, an “opposite pole” such as thirst / thirstiness, cold aggravates / cold ameliorates, desire for fresh air / dislike of fresh air. A patient can have only one pole of a polar symptom: He is either thirsty or thirst less. Since the symptom set of a remedy is composed of the observations of several provers, a remedy can possibly cover both poles. Normally these poles stand in different grades: If five provers have observed thirst, and thirst has been healed by the remedy, thirst stands in third grade. If in addition one prover has observed thirstlessness in the same remedy, thirstlessness will stand in first grade. In order to select the remedy we must understand what Polarity Difference is and how do we calculate it. The polarity difference indicates the level of congruence between patient symptoms and homeopathic remedy. The higher this polarity difference, the more the remedy corresponds to the patient’s characteristic symptoms, assuming there are no contraindications.



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