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Case 1:
A Case of Corn on a Palm
Case 2:
A Case of Pedunculated Wart on a Finger

In both cases Patient's version was SAME. Version means what patient says about his disease. Both Patient used very similar language in the same tone.
Patient's Version with Doctor:
Patient: Doctor, look at this. I am having this (Corn/ Wart) since long time. Is it curable with Homoeopathy?
Doctor: Why don't you told me regarding this previously? ( As both the patients were under my Homoeopathic treatment since long time for some ailments)
Patient: Doctor, I felt it will be settled by it's own. I have tried some local measures & I felt it will disappear. That's why I never told regarding it to you. Why this appears?

That's all I have considered for Repertorisation.
1. Light, Desire for: As described earlier, Light has multiple meanings in the dictionary & you can use this rubric with respect to all of them.
For e.g. Light means really a light i.e. opposite to darkness. So, if a person doesn’t know regarding anything, he is in dark about the same thing. If he wants to know regarding the same i.e. he wants to throw light up on it, you can consider the same rubric as described in the above case. He was in dark regarding the cause of her illness & he casually asked the question which indicates he wants to throw a light on it. If you are using this rubric, always find it out the casual approach of the patient for asking this question. Even if you don’t answer his question, it doesn’t matter. Here it differs from the rubric Inquisitive in which there is no casual approach & person waits for perfect answer or he needs the complete answer of the question. He goes on asking till he gets satisfied answer. If a person desires light in the same sense of light, you can consider the same rubric. If a person likes comedy movies just to enjoy coming out of the heavy stress, you can use the same rubric. If a person is obese & he wants to reduce his weight, you can consider him same rubric. In the similar manner, you can use not only this rubric but the entire rubrics using proper logic.
2. Delusions, Sheep, Driving: Aconite is the Single Remedy under this rubric. What does it means exactly? It was the question for me since long time. But as I have started learning RH aspect, I got the detailed meaning of such difficult looking rubrics.
Sheep's are such animals which walks looking down behind the first one. They don't have the sense whatever is going around them. They go on walking. The person who takes them just makes only certain voice or noise & these sheeps follow that without looking anywhere. It is not so difficult. In the similar manner, Patient feels that his disease is not so difficult & he can manage it by some simple measures as if he can manage the sheep's. He feel regarding the disease as if the sheeps are walking, his disease is also going on & on. चल रहा है, चलने दो।
In short, Delusion, Sheep, Driving means the Patient feels his disease is like a Sheep & he can manage it by some local means. He takes it so lightly.

In both cases I have prescribed Aconite 30 three doses, followed by placebos & both cases cured completely within 10 days. This happened first time because previously such one sided cases were most difficult task for me to get cured in my practice.
Understanding the meaning of the difficult Rubrics & Perceiving them in Patient's versions always make Homoeopathic Practice easy.

Thank You!

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Dear Dr Gary,
Thanks a lot for sharing your views regarding the rubric Light, Desire for.
I want to make the things more clear so that there will be no doubt.
When we deal with the Human being, we have to consider both the aspects of him i.e. Physical aspect as well as Dynamic aspect. We cannot consider the Human without any of them because if we consider only the Physiacal one, then there will be no difference between the other materialist & us. Every human is gifted with Mind & Logic which differentiates him from rest of the animals. The way our mind thinks, our physical body reacts. Naturally, we have to take in to consideration about the dynamic aspect i.e mind, vital energy etc.
If you open Kent's Repertory, the same rubric is included in the Mind chapter & not in the Eye or Vision. Why? Because, in a wider sense, desire is a feeling of the mind regarding the Light. Aconite is given in it for 2 marks. While putting the rubric in this chapter, Dr Kent would have never considered only the physical aspect of it & the physical proving of it in Eye section but logically with all means he might have added it. And when we consider the Light, it has multiple meanings in a Webster's dictionary. We must use our logic to understand the in-depth meaning of this word so that this rubric becomes very useful in day today practise. How I am successfully using this that I have explained in discussion. It is our duty to understand the subtle meaning behind each & every rubric so that we can use them frequently with successful results.
Thanks a lot once again.
Dr Prasad rasal, Sangamner.
Don't we all desire "light" and to be "enlightened" ?

I like the way you begin here, "I want to make the things more clear so that there will be no doubt." What does this language say?

To make things clear, so you can see, so there is light, meaning and understanding - that which is in better focus?
Dr Prasad

Either you use the provings without interpretation and as written or you speculate.. Dr Kents insertion is not consistent with the provings.

Logic dictates the provings are not open to a dictionary alternative definition when defined as an eye problem.

The rubric was useful in Hahnemanns day and is equally useful in day to day practice. But not other than intended.

Dear DR Thanking you for sharing your view
with regards
Dear Kuram Srinivasachar Anand,
It is a very good question that what is the difference between Light, Desire, for & Groping as if in dark?
Both of them look very similar but actually there is very minute difference.

In Light, Desire, the person knows what he expects? From where, he can get it? What to do for the same? Even though he is in dark, his understanding is not lost; he is not in a state of confusion. For e.g. A person who wants to know everything, who wants to throw light up-on those things etc.

Comparatively, Groping as if in dark is a confused state of mind where a person has lost the ability of understanding what to do? Where he can look for? He is not getting anything because of which he is groping. For e.g. A person who have done lot of treatments without any effect & he is in such a situation that he doesn’t understand what to do. He does number of things whatever is told to him by any one. He has lost the ability to think or decide now what will be the proper way to come out of this situation. Patient’s common version is: “Doctor, I don’t know what to do now. I am not able to decide what is right & what is wrong for me. I am going to number of doctors in order to get cured.”

If a person is in a state of groping with desire for light, there is only one remedy common i.e. Plumbum.
Dr Kent had his student Julia Minerva Green extract rubrics from other repertories and NOT from the Materia Medica. He compiled his repertory without checking the MM or the methodology of aforesaid repertories.

As stated previously, interpretation of provings is not a good thing. It diminishes the Materia Medica as a scientific work and destroys the whole ethos and protocol.

It reduces homoeopathic case analysis to a psychological evaluation and not a clearly defined matching of observable phenomena....
Gary. You are saying, "Desires light" shall be taken literally. Just that person wants to be in a lit room? or with window shade open to get light? Not in intellectual way through some understanding?
I have never Seen a person of RH school who had not taken rubric Light desire for in 8/10 patients.
I think it is oversimplification and prejudiced thought.
I have no conflict over other rubrics..........
I fully endorse Dr. Ravi ,RH school oversimplifies rubric-- desire for light . and the way they mentioned it ,I think almost every patient will have it.
the Materia Medica is very clear what the desire for light it...the patients vision is dimming,, needs more physical light. Anything other is speculation, interpretation and plain wrong.
A broader question: How do we understand when an interpretation is used consistently and the outcome of remedy selection results in healing the individual?
Dear Debby.
The question is hypothetical.

Dilated pupils (immediately).
80. His eyes are staring (immediately).
Desire for light, longing to look into the bright light (aft. 3 h.).
Black spots hovering before the sight.
Misty before the eyes; she does not see distinctly, with giddy feeling. [Stf. Gss.]
Photophobia (aft. 6 and 12 h.).( Probably an alternating symptom with 81, so that both are primary effects.)

The prescription must be based on the scientificity and collated details as expressed by the provers. Otherwise there is no need for provings. We might as well swing a pendulum or disregard the homoeopathic application of the medicines altogether.

There are no consistencies in a wrong application of a principle or a fact. It is an interpretation, a misuse of the data and in direct opposition to the whole ethos of like cures like. It has moved into Pop psychology and speculation.

This is where the practice of homoeopathy begins to unravel as a medical therapy.


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