Creating Waves of Awareness
I developed a visual tool to help me in case-taking. This evolved out of my need to capture all the written information of a case on one sheet to view the organs affected along with what I felt were the important notations.
I'm attaching a blank Body Mapping form if you want to try it and am also attaching a Body Mapping form filled in with a case of mine in my first use of the form to show you how I used it. [see below]
The case I took was of a 12 yr. old boy who had seen another homeopath without result, so you see I wrote the other remedies given.
The mother gave me permission to share this and of course the identification of the person is covered.
I would love to know if this is helpful for anyone.
Please leave comments or send me an email for further information.
With best regards,
Mary -- Thank you for sharing these ideas and forms. We often go to the physician for a check up where the intake forms have these same types of visual body maps. It can be creatively used for homeopaths.
Thanks for your reply Debby. I see a clearer title should be "A new application of a visual tool!" so I changed my title to reflect that. I hope this is helpful in being able to capture the totality of the case.....as in "a picture is worth a thousand words!" And I would love to hear from folks to see if it indeed is helpful. Best regards, Mary
Dear Mary - You may also be familiar with Asa Hershoff's pictorial work of expressing pain on the body map.
Yes I am happy to say I am very familiar with Asa's work having had a chance to spend a lot of time with him at a conference. Thoroughly interesting and brilliant homeopath! I have a signed copy of his book. I think I should have entitled my form Body Mapping for Homeopathic Case-Taking. The aim of what I am suggesting with this form is to have the ENTIRE case in its totality expressed in visual form (as much as possible) and not just one symptom here and there. I have found sometimes I can lose a symptom in my written pages and found this pictorial form helped me capture the important points of the case in total as a visual on one sheet. I know it is helpful for me and wonder if it might be for others.
Thank you Kuram for your posting. I hope this tool proves useful to you and would be interested in hearing from you if it makes a positive difference in your cases.
Best to you,
your attempt is good.
Thank you Dr. Shukla. I hope it proves useful.
Thank-you for this reminder. When I was in school, first working in or clinic, these were handed out and we were advised to do exactly this. It was especially helpful to map pain. I forgot about this tool! I am going to try it again, thanks for including the file.