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 a preventive strategy and has no effective treatments to offer beyond supportive care. Although not one of the more frequent conditions seeking care in a general practice, clusters of cases are seen often enough, and Pertussis can be concerning, and perplexing from a homeopathic perspective, as the remedies commonly required are not often encountered elsewhere.
In this 2-hour session, we’ll look at a differential study of remedies commonly indicated in Pertussis, illustrated with cases drawn from Will’s clinical experience and the classical literature; and will address Pertussis as an example of an acute epidemic disease, investigating the development and use of a genus epidemicus in a community outbreak. As with the other acute “conditions” addressed in this series, we’ll investigate the characterizing features of the totality presented in Pertussis, to aid in individual case analysis.
Offered Live Wednesday February 3, 2016 from 5-7pm US Pacific standard time (UTC-8) (click link to view time & date in your time zone), and available for asynchronous/self-paced viewing as streaming video within 72 hours of airing.