The Bönninghausen Method in RADAR

The Bönninghausen Analysis Module is a momentous development, eagerly awaited by homeopaths around the globe. Master practitioners like Close, Boger and Roberts used Bönninghausen's method - and now anyone can apply this same method to any repertory data they have in their RADAR package.
The genius of Bönninghausen's approach offers you an expanded analysis that can be a valuable alternative to a Kentian approach - especially in cases that present only limited mental symptoms. With this module, easy-to-use wizards will step you through a Bönninghausen case analysis, using the specific repertories you choose.

Use FIVE Bönninghausen repertories at the same time

Synthesis 9.1 integrates all the information from the following repertories. With the Bönninghausen Analysis Module you now have an analysis application that takes maximum advantage of all the Bönninghausen's repertory data:

  1. Bönninghausen's Therapeutic Pocket Book
  2. Boger-Bönninghausen Repertory
  3. Boger's Synoptic Key
  4. Boger's General Analysis
  5. Bönninghausen's Systematisch-Alphabetisches Repertorium

More About Repertories

1) The Therapeutic Pocketbook, Bönninghausen's own repertory, is by definition the default repertory and is available as a module for RADAR. You can learn about the depth of care and scholarship that has gone into this all-new translation by reading The Therapeutic Pocket Book by Gregory Pais and Peter Vint.

You can also use the Bönninghausen Analysis Module with other repertories that are based on his work - such as the Boger-Bönninghausen Repertories or the new Synthesis 9.1 repertory, which also includes Bönninghausen's work.

2, 3, 4) Boger collated the work of Bönninghausen and his own work into the Boger-Bönninghausen Repertory. Boger also published two more repertories: the Synoptic Key and the General Analysis. These databases are included in every RADAR package.

5) In addition the two German language volumes of Bönninghausen's Systematisch-Alphabetisches Repertorium have been integrated into Synthesis 9.1 (and RADAR) in English.

Each volume contains hundreds of pages; one offers anti-psoric, anti-syphilitic and anti-sycotic remedies and the other non-anti-psoric remedies. Furthermore, the handwritten additions that Bönninghausen made to these two volumes have also been added to Synthesis 9.1.

Bönninghausen used mental and emotional symptoms

The Bönninghausen method is equally useful in both acute and chronic cases. He described symptoms by location, sensation, modalities and concomitant symptoms - the classic four dimensions of Hering's symptom-totality.

This also facilitated a way to overcome the limitations of Materia Medica. Sensations, modalities and concomitants associated with the local symptom in a proving or verified in the clinic, could be generalized to the symptom totality.

For example in Colocynthis, the proving itself revealed the modality of amelioration by hard external pressure - but only for the colic-like intestinal pains.

Bönninghausen extended this modality to a general amelioration by external pressure, thereby allowing consideration of this remedy for pains which occur in other locations and are ameliorated by external pressure. The Materia Medica was not changed, but potential errors of exclusion were minimized.

The strength of this approach becomes especially obvious in those challenging cases which are difficult to solve using other methods: those cases where there is a paucity of mental symptoms, when mental symptoms have no value or when incomplete symptoms predominate.

For an in depth look at Bönninghausen's approach to analysis, you can listen to this recording of Will Tayor's teleconference call (mp3) on the topic.

With the Bönninghausen Analysis Module you can:

  • Search rubrics by text or number
  • Search in one or all Repertories
  • Analyze in all repertories
  • List symptoms per remedy
  • Use automatic calculation of the leading remedy
  • Restrict degrees
  • Identify frequency of remedies
  • Compare remedies
  • Indicate the intensity of interrogation

Contemporary Authorities

In developing this module, Archibel consulted with leading contemporary authorities on the Bönninghausen method, and they have each given their stamp of approval to the finished product: Bernhard Bloesy (Germany), Guy Coquillart (Belgium), Ulrich Fischer (Germany), Isidre Lara (Spain), José Matuk (Mexico), D. P. Rastogi (India), Will Taylor (US)