Degroote F. Physical examination and Observation in Homeopathy

This is the second edition of the book (first edition 1992). In the first edition I describe a method to verify my homeopathic prescription by some hints which doctor Albert Pladys from De Panne (Harelbeke 07-06-1920, Veurne 19-06-1981) gave me when I was following his consultations 36 years ago.

It was his work which first stimulated my interest in clinical findings in homeopathy. For the last thirty years since his death I have tried to extend this knowledge. In the first years, I trained myself in applying Dr. Pladys’ method of clinical examination of the patient. Then, for several years, I did research on the Weihe points and some trigger points of a whole range of homeopathic remedies.
This work included noting and recording meticulously every little detail that I noticed in every patient, in order to come to some conclusions.

I became acquainted with the concept of kinesiology twenty-five years ago. My attention was particularly drawn to the muscle tests, because doctor Pladys taught me just a few relationships between weakened muscles and specific homeopathic remedies, for example,  Causticum, Kali carbonicum and Natrum muriaticum.
Consequently, for each patient where I thought I knew the correct remedy, I tested all their muscles (in all about 80, cf. addendum) and made notes on these tests. After some time of testing many patients who remained well with one particular, unchanged homeopathic remedy, a specific pattern could be recognized.  I also observed that when the presence of weakened muscles indicated a specific remedy, it became a “must” to prescribe that particular remedy!

The first edition of this book was a first step towards introducing these findings to other homeopathic colleagues.
Now in the second edition a huge more complete work is done.

For about two thousand remedies the energetic image is known, by which we can differentiate and verify near every remedy.
I called this method ‘the Energetic Examination’. The energetic examination is an examination based on applied and clinical kinesiology.

The idea behind is that homeopathy and acupuncture are both energetic medicines. Only acupuncture has an energetic model (acupuncture points and muscles which receive energy each by an individual meridian) and this can be used to control (verify) each individual homeopathic remedy.

Each remedy has its own energetic picture, as if a signature (and 'must' be found in order to prescribe a remedy).
This examination is performed only by hand at the end of the homeopathic consultation and allows the homeopathic physician to verify if the suggested homoeopathic remedy is really the simillimum of the patient (70 % of the cases). Or if this is not the case – to make a correct choice between the suggested similar remedies to identify his simillimum (20% of the cases). Or if no confirmation has been found – which is the worst scenario (10% of the cases), namely when none of those similar remedies seem to be indicated or in defective cases - to look for the simillimum simply by applying the energetic examination by using hand modes and by looking for hypotonic and hypertonic muscles, acupuncture points out of balance, sensitive spinal nerves, etc.

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