Since Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s time, many eminent homoeopaths have contributed and expanded the basic principles of homoeopathy with outstanding results. One such contribution to the advancement of homoeopathy is the Sensation Approach by Dr. Rajan Sankaran and his colleagues.
The Sensation Approach, a path-breaking methodology that has revolutionized the practice of homoeopathy, today sees thousands of homoeopaths successfully practicing this cutting-edge technique, the world over.
The Sensation Approach is based on the premise that deep inside each individual, is a specific and distinct energy that shapes who we are – our likes and dislikes, the way we think, act and feel, and finally our illnesses. This energy pattern is called ‘the other song’.
‘the other song’ defines our state of being. It determines our perception and response to the world and forms an essential part of our individuality. ‘the other song’ manifests as a core inner sensation which is specific to each individual. It matches an element from one of the three kingdoms in nature – plant, animal or mineral. Our personalities, life patterns, underlying factors behind stress, physical problems and symptoms are all expressions of this core inner sensation.
The Sensation Method has also evolved a systematic approach of understanding homoeopathic remedies. It understands the remedies at a much deeper level, not just as a random collection of symptoms. Each remedy is understood in totality from the point of view of Kingdoms, Sub-kingdoms, Miasm classification, and Levels of Experience. This enables a systematic, effective diagnosis and treatment of the core inner sensation within each patient.
Furthermore, Dr. Rajan Sankaran has further simplified the art and practice of homoeopathy by introducing the concept of ‘The Synergy in Homoeopathy’. Synergy’ denotes the coming together of two or more things to create an effect that is much greater than the sum of the two. In homoeopathic practice, using two or more different approaches in tandem produces the best results. The utilization of traditional homoeopathic tools such as materia medical and the repertory (left-brain concepts) in combination with more modern homeopathic approaches such as sensation and kingdom understanding (right-brain concepts) ensures a high degree of success in clinical practice.