Classical Homeopathic Lectures: Volume A - Vassilis Ghegas
Preface to Volume A
In this first seminar, Vassilis discusses the essence of NAT-M., NAT-S. and SULPH.
Besides, he gives a lot of information about treatment of acute diseases in daily homeopathic practice. You might get the impression that in acute diseases you have to look for remedies used for these acute diseases. But nothing is further from the truth!
Vassilis underlines again and again that in a classic homeopathic consultation you always have to take a complete homoeopathic history of the patient and to look for the polychrest that is most suited for the patient in general (information about the homeopathic consultation will be discussed in detail in future volumes).
If a remedy is perfect for a patient, in essence, keynotes or in its totality, you have to give this remedy, without regard to the complaint which brought the patient to you (Mostly, it will concern a polychrest).
If however, the whole does not correspond to a specific remedy, you have to look for the specific homeopathic remedy that corresponds to the specific acute situation ( this can be a polychrest or a small remedy).
From the experiences of the Athenian School and from his own experiences, Vassilis summarizes hierarchically the remedies indicated in one, specific acute situation, such as:
- Common cold
- Whooping cough and severe cough
- Colitis and diarrhoea
- Allergic rhinitis
- Skin disorders
- Acne on the face
Bear in mind that the use of this information in classical homeopathy is only justified if there is no other constitutional remedy indicated, or if your constitutional treatment is obstructed while your patient is developing a serious acute disease. In such causes, using this information will often help you so that the patient will not need antibiotics or other allopathic medication, and he will not turn his back on homeopathic treatment.
Fons Vanden Berghe
From the Publisher:
When Vassilis Ghegas gave his first lecture at a conference of the "Society of Homeopaths" in England in September 1983, none could have expected that this would be the start of a brilliant, didactic series of lessons which are still continued today.
Vassilis is a master in hierarchical teaching. He discusses all topics that occur in homeopathic practice, but the information he provides is hierarchically structured - not alphabetically. He first gives the information that you will frequently need in practice, and later on, he presents less frequent topics and situations. So, he guides his students through a kind of structured evolution process he has been through himself.
Vassilis uses a central idea when presenting the essence of polychrests. This central idea is found on mental, emotional and physical levels, so that it is of great help in the differential diagnosis (e.g.: ARS.: "tendency to self-preservation"; LACH.: "overstimulation which seeks an outlet"; NUX-V.: "efforts beyond the abilities"; PLAT.: "excessive needs, who seeks for balance" etc.)
This series of books chronologically follows Vassilis' seminars, so that the keen reader can take advantage of this evolution. For that reason, this series is the best written course in Classical Homeopathy. Beginning student homeopaths can - via this series - practically learn how to use Kent's Repertory and Boericke's Materia Medica and also understand the practical application of The Organon and The Chronic Diseases by Hahnemann. Experienced homeopaths can test the established information of this series by their own practice.
"... As far as I have seen, Vassilis has given a correct presentation of what I have taught him over the years. I think he has produced a very well done and informative series of books which will be of great help to the homeopathic community ..."
George Vithoulkas' comment proves that Vassilis Ghegas has continued the work he started under his supervision at the Athenian School for Homeopathy.
- Author: Ghegas Vassilis
- 184 pages
- Printed in Belgium
- ISBN: 9789074077149