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INTRODUCTION AND DERIVATION OF THE FAMILY SOLANACEAE

Editors: Dr. Meghna Shah & Dr. Alifiya Dedanwala The name ‘Solanaceae’ is derived from word Solanum ‘the nightshade plant’. The Solanaceae are economically significant flowering plants. They belong to the order Solanales in the Subclass Asterid, under the Dicotyledons. We are surrounded by this family in our day to day lives. Although some of them contain alkaloids which can be toxic but many others including tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, chili and tobacco are widely used. Solanaceae include a number of commonly collected and cultivated species. For eg. S.tuberosum commonly known as potato, S.lycopersicum (tomato), S.melongena (eggplant). We have another genus Capsicum produces both......

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Introduction to the Arachnides (spiders, scorpions, mites)

Dr. Rajan Sankaran Dr. Meghna Shah Introduction The arachnida are the most familiar of the arthropods, outside of the ever-present insects. With over 80,000 named species, they are united by the possession of eight legs, chelicerae and pedipalps, and the lack of biting and chewing mouthparts. Classification The class arachnida is extremely diverse in form and in lifestyles, and little more can be said that includes them all. This diversity is reflected in the classification scheme shown below. Arachnida are divided into 13 subclasses/orders of which the Araneae (spiders) and the Scorpiones (scorpions) are the......

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We all pass through various stages in our lives. From unborn child, infant, child, adult, elderly person to our death. “The circle of life” as the Buddhist call it. While passing through all those stages and having to deal with various issues, each of us has a specific state of mind that accompanies us our whole life. We are born with it and die with it. This state of mind has to do with where we get stuck. When we look at our lives, we’ll see that both in our childhood and adult lives there......

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Approaching Acutes in Homeopathy

Author: Dr. Gajanan Dhanipkar, M.D. (Hom), Consultant and Faculty, the other song The art of Homoeopathy lies entirely in understanding the patient, and a good case-taking forms a bedrock to it.  There are many aspects which form the basis of a good case-taking, and the most fundamental requirement from the homeopath is an unprejudiced observation.  One question that haunts many a senior homoeopath is how to go into the experience of the patient. How does one choose the entry point to enter deeper towards experience of the patient? How does one know if the patient’s......

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Author: Dr. Mahesh Gandhi, Senior consultant, ‘the other song’ The Personal Evolution Model is all about mapping the ‘inner age’ of a person. The Homeopathic physician is expected to individualize cases and this can be done based on the level of ‘individuation’ of a person. To understand this Model, first and foremost we need to have clear understanding about certain terms like ‘evolution’ and ‘development.’ We can say that we humans as a race have evolved over successive generations. It is a gradual process and it has occurred in various stages. We have and are collectively going through various......

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Author: Dr. Jayesh Shah, Consultant and Senior Faculty, the other song – International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy  Chronic skin complaints like psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus virtually constitute the bane of a person’s life. The anxiety and the social embarrassment due to the complaints is often more agonizing than the suffering itself. This becomes a perpetual concern for the patient and the family. Often we get cases where every mode of treatment is tried before they finally approach us. The chronicity and the direct body- mind connection in such complaints necessitate the need for a systematic......

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CASE OF TONSILLITIS

By: Dr. Shekhar Algundgi MD(Hom), F Hom (UK), DN (Naturopath) This is a case of a 4-year-old girl having the complaint of recurrent tonsillitis consulted on 2nd October 2012. The child was very shy. She did not lift her head up to look at us from the time she entered the consultation room with her mother. She was hiding her face with her hands. In cases where the child is highly introverted (like this one), I generally prefer to take a detailed history of the mother’s pregnancy and at the same time, the child is given......

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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 Method. Originated by Dr. RajanSankaran and his colleagues, the Sensation Method is a path-breaking methodology that has revolutionized the practice of homoeopathy. The Sensation Method has also evolved a systematic approach of understanding homoeopathic remedies. Remedies are understood at a much deeper level, and they are not just as a random collection of symptoms. Each remedy is understood in totality from the point of......

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Integrating the Old and The New In Homoeopathic Practice

Dr Sujit Chatterjee (DHMS, FCAH) In the past two decades newer ideas of classification of the remedy according to Kingdom and Miasm have emerged. Along with this development, an understanding of the importance of knowing the exact experience of patient in terms of Sensation has been rediscovered. This has reawakened the idea of generalization, practiced by Boenninghausen – this tenet holds that we can generalize the local sensation and that what is true of the part, is true of the whole. Furthermore, the discovery that each remedy has the qualities of its Source has given a new dimension to......

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From Sensation to Synergy: The Evolution in Homeopathic Practice

By: Dr. Rajan Sankaran MD (Hom), FS (Hom)(UK) 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 Method. Originated by Dr. Rajan Sankaran and his colleagues, the Sensation Method is a path-breaking methodology that has revolutionized the practice of homoeopathy. Today, thousands of homoeopaths are successfully practicing this cutting-edge technique across the world. The Sensation Method is based on the premise that deep inside each individual is a specific and distinct energy that shapes......

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