Homeopathy requires a complex analysis process for the homeopath to find the “Simillimum” or best remedy for the patient. One of the first breakthroughs to support homeopaths was the Repertory. Boeninghausen came up with the theory of the three legged stool. In modern times Paul Herscu had the idea of cycles, Jan Scholten gave us a map
of the periodic table for mineral remedies, Jeremy Sherr taught the “verb.”
The Bombay Group led by Dr. Rajan Sankaran came up with the idea of sensations, levels,kingdoms and a new interpretation of miasms. I was very fortunate to be at the Live Clinic Workshop in Bombay in 2003 when Dr. Sankaran took some cases where the patient used words that described a specific remedy during the casetaking. Many of these cases did not work based on these prescriptions but some had dramatic results. This was an exciting time and many homeopaths went back to their clinics to try to implement these new methodology. There was a lot of experimenting and many failures and some extraordinary successes. This method was called the “New Method.”
When we gathered again in Bombay for the next Live Clinic in 2004, I and a number of other homeopaths wanted to name this method something other than the New Method. I proposed the Sensation Method and at the time Dr. Sankaran was reluctant to name this work. He was more interested to use new terms such as the “Global Phenomena.”
In 2005 I started to teach, write and advertise how I was taking cases to “Source” where the patient could
speak the language of the remedy they need on a consistent, step-by-step and reproducible way. I called this the “Sensation Method.” My students understood more and more how to implement the Sensation Method in their practice based on my teachings and spread the word.
By 2006 the New Method was becoming the Old Method and many homeopaths were using the Bombay Group’s ideas and started to call this the Sensation Method. It is now the general term for a methodology that combines the ideas of sensations, levels, kingdoms and miasms. There are currently many diverse points of views of how to apply these ideas in practice.
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Melissa Burch, CCH, RsHom(NA)