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Geriatrics – Care of the Elderly

In this 5-week course, we’ll explore common diseases and health concerns encountered in the elderly population from the perspective of the homeopathic practitioner; looking at both homeopathic and aphorism 4/74-77 -based interventions. The elderly population is making an increasing dent on healthcare needs in North America and about the world, as the “baby-boomer” generation matures – We’re Here, We’re Over the Hill, get used to us!  Will is proud to…

Materia medica Illuminated – Sulphur

generate recorded in live session on January 28, this course is now available in streaming video (in an .rtmp true stream for FLASH-enabled devices [normal Mac, Windows and Linux computers], and .html pseudostream for iOS & Android mobile devices) for self-paced participation.   In this one-session course, we’ll look closely at Hahnemann’s great antipsoric remedy, using several approaches to organize our understanding of its pathogenesis, and examining cases both acute…

Materia Medica Illuminated – Sepia

Sepia was introduced to homeopathic practice by Hahnemann in his Chronic Diseases as an “antipsoric,” and has found a place among our most valued polychrests – well-known remedies of many uses.  Its use in practice however is often limited by trivialized descriptions and stereotyping as a “women’s remedy,” a characterization which may limit our ability to recognize its applicability in other settings and result in its overprescription in gynecologic concerns….

Acute Care – Pharyngitis

Acute Care – the Homeopathic Management of Acute Pharyngitis with  Will Taylor, MD January 6, 2016 5-7pm US Pacific Standard time (UTC-8) [see also the full 6-session course package, at http://courses.homstudies.com/course/view.php?id=32] We’ll take an in-depth look into the homeopathic assessment and differential materia medica of acute pharyngitis (sore throat), including pharyngitis arising from non-specific viral infection, mononucleosis (glandular fever), group A beta hemolytic strep, and other bacterial infections.  With attention to…

Acute Care – Course Series

6 sessions on acute care topics, available individually or as a package January 6 2016 (Pharyngitis) [now available for self-paced participation via recorded video] January 20 (Cystitis, bladder infection) [now available for self-paced participation via recorded video] February 3 (Pertussis, whooping cough) February 17 (Otitis Media, Purulent rhinitis, Sinusitis) March 2 (Diarrhea) March 16, 2016 (topic to be determined, at participant request – I’ll run a poll beginning at session 1)…

acute care – Cystitis

We’ll take an in-depth look into the homeopathic assessment and differential materia medica of acute Cystitis (bladder infection), with some attention to potential sequelae and the potential  external maintaining factors and chronic disease considerations underlying recurrent infection. All illustrated with cases drawn from Will’s clinical experience and the classical literature.  instant enrollment via PayPal, using your credit/debit card or PayPal account

acute care- Pertussis

In this 3rd session of the series Acute Care for the Homeopathic Practitioner, we’ll address Pertussis (whooping cough).  Although often considered “gone,” and effectively managed by vaccination in modern society, this has never disappeared (nor disappeared & re-emerged), but persists in pediatric populations and has made inroads with an immunization-induced shifted demographic to older populations as patients & carriers, even in highly immunized populations.  Conventional practice relies on immunization as…

acute care – Otitis Media, Purulent rhinosinusitis

Acute Otitis Media comprises ~25% of the business of a typical family or general practice, and an even greater share of a practice devoted to the care of children.  Acute purulent rhinitis (“snotty nose”) often accompanies otitis media, and presents as a common differential in the workup of children.  Acute and subacute sinusitis is a common clinical presentation in older children and adults.  The conventional management of these collectively can be…

acute care – Diarrhea

Acute diarrhea is a common presenting complaint in general family practice, and particularly in a practice focusing on the care of children.  Acute viral diarrheas, including rotoviral diarrhea, can be particularly problematic in infants, with the risk of acute fluid loss and dehydration, particularly in environments of low socioeconomic support and in “developing” economies. Conventional medical management focusses on prevention, with immunization for rotavirus as one of many potential agents,…

acute care – session 6