Advanced Chronic Prescribing
Taught by André Saine, D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H.
Advanced Chronic Prescribing is taught by André Saine, D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H., world-renowned leader in the field of homeopathy. Dr. Saine has a great enthusiasm for teaching and a wealth of clinical experience. These come together to create a uniquely dynamic yet scholarly course, with live case taking and real clinical examples that bring the material even further to life. Dr. Saine has amassed encyclopedic knowledge of the literature and history of homeopathy, based on more than twenty years of study of the original writings of its greatest practitioners. This course allows serious students and practitioners to master the specific tools necessary to practice homeopathy at a higher level under Dr. Saine’s expert guidance. It provides a solid foundation – beginning with history and philosophy – followed by case taking, case analysis, repertorization, the prescription, follow-up, and extensive comparative Materia Medica. The flexibility to study at home and at your own pace is an added, most welcome, benefit.
Advanced Chronic Prescribing provides an impressive 500 hours of instruction, originally taught in a live class format in 18 four-day sessions, on professional-quality video. The overall objective of the series is to provide students with a clear, simplified, practical, and comprehensive approach to the principles and practices of homeopathy. At the completion of the course, students should be able to practice pure homeopathy and to achieve excellent results in clinical practice.
The History of Homeopathy
An overview of the history and evolution of homeopathy will be discussed throughout the course. The emphases will be on learning how the great masters practiced, and being able to recognize the numerous versions of non-Hahnemannian homeopathy. Students will learn the value of the most important works in homeopathy.
The Philosophy of Homeopathy
This part of the program presents the fundamental principles of homeopathic doctrine through the study of important works such as Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon and Chronic Diseases.
A. The Basis of Medicine
- Medicine: The definition of medicine, the scope of medicine, five basic principles of classical medicine
- The physician: The definition of a physician, the mission of the physician, including the two main objectives of the physician, and the two basic requirements of the physician
- The Vital Force
- Health: The definition of health, the determinants of health
- Disease: The definition of disease, the phenomenon of great diversity, disease vs. aging, definition of acute disease, acute collective disease, definition of chronic disease, real vs. apparent disease, the causa occasionalis, the concept of artificial disease
- Causes and factors of disease
- Multifactorial phenomena: Endogenous causes and factors (heredity vs. acquired predispositions, the untunement of the Vital Force), exogenous causes and factors, hygiene, mediate vs. immediate causes, primary vs. secondary causes
- Different types of intervention: Preventive, supportive, suppressive, curative, and palliative
- The therapeutic ideal
B. Homeopathy: The Science of Therapeutics
- The definition of homeopathy
- The ten fundamental principles of homeopathy
- The scope, limits, and possibilities of homeopathy
- The place of homeopathy in medicine
- The qualities, disposition, and knowledge required to practice homeopathy
- How to study homeopathy: An overview of the important works
- Other types of medicinal practice: Antipathy, allopathy, and isopathy
- Differences between homeopathic practice and other types of medical practice
- Cure vs. recovery
- The role of hygiene in the practice of homeopathy
- The role of complementary care
- The question of miasm: Concept of acute and chronic miasms as seen by Hahnemann – limitation of the Vital Force, evolution of chronic diseases, question of suppression, and theory of healing with homeopathy
- The evolution of the concept of miasm through pseudo-Hahnemannian trends
- The concept of miasm today: Phenomena of susceptibility and immunity
The Practice of Homeopathy
The main emphasis of this part of the course is to help the student develop a keen sense of observation and a deep understanding of the patient in the application of the strict inductive method of Hahnemann.
A. Case Taking
- The interview: A thorough review of the basic method, different strategies, and interpretation of different answers
- The art of perception
- Horizontal and vertical vision
- Objective symptoms
- Examination of the patient
- Case taking of the acute patient
- Case taking of the infant
- Case taking of the unconscious patient
- Keeping good clinical records
- The totality of symptoms
- Classification and valuation of symptoms
- Finding the genius of the case
- Finding the simillimum
- Dissimilar diseases
- Complex diseases
- The single remedy
- Optimal posology: The minimum dose, the single dose, and the repetition of the remedy
- The interview
- The direction of cure
- The homeopathic aggravation
- The homeopathic prognosis
- Learning to wait
- Change of potency
- Change of remedy
- The Simile vs. the simillimum
- The placebo
- Defective Cases
- The hypersensitive patient
- Patients taking allopathic drugs/antidoting factors
- Patients with advanced organic disease
- Homeopathy and palliation
- In acute diseases
- In chronic diseases
- Factors that may affect the remedy and the curative response of the patient
- How to study the Materia Media
- The lesser-used remedies
- The acute remedies
- The chronic remedies
- Allopathic Medicine
- Physician's Assistant
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Veterinary Medicine
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Nurse Practitioner
- Students Enrolled in Above Programs
B. Case Analysis
D. The Prescription
E. The Follow-up Visit
F. The Second Prescription
G. Difficult Cases
H. Homeopathy and Prophylaxis
I. Diet, Regimen and Supportive Measures during treatment
J. The Use of the Computer in Homeopathy
The objectives of this section are, first, to have the student understand how to study and research the Materia Medica with a review of the most important works and their use; and, second, to develop an understanding of the most-used remedies through comparative Materia Medica.
Throughout the course, the student will learn to differentiate characteristic from common symptoms in each disease category. This is an essential part of practicing homeopathy well. Students will learn to interpret symptoms in the language of the repertory, as well as differential Materia Medica. Clinical subjects will be developed by conditions as well as systems, and include: neurology; epilepsy; pneumonia; rheumatology; psychiatry; surgery; and advanced first aid.
This part of the course consists of live case taking of patients, case analysis, repertorization, prescription, and follow-up visits. Here the student can develop the practical skills needed to practice homeopathy with excellence.
The Academy offers Advanced Chronic Prescribing to primary contact health care professionals who are trained in pathology and diagnosis. This includes licensed or regulated practitioners of:
Special cases may apply and should be inquired about.
Any student enrolled in the course can choose to study to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy (F.C.A.H.). To obtain a Fellowship, a student must first be eligible to take the course. Students interested in a Fellowship will be required to take exams based on the lecture material. At the end of the course there is a final comprehensive exam. Students must make arrangements through the secretary to have their exams proctored. Fellowship students must pass all exams with a minimum of 70% overall, complete the clinical proficiency requirements, and satisfy all financial obligations. The clinical proficiency requirement is mandatory for students pursuing the Fellowship program. It consists of demonstrating proficiency in case taking, case analysis, and follow-up by taking a complete case with a follow-up interview. This may be done with a F.C.A.H. member in the office, or submitted on videotape. The cost is $100 per tape submitted, plus the supervising F.C.A.H. member's clinical rate. To maintain Fellowship status, a Fellow must pursue a minimum of 48 hours of continuing education every two years.
About André Saine
Dean of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, Dr. André Saine (bio) is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and has been the Dean of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy since 1986. He has taught homeopathy extensively in North America and Europe for over 25 years to health care professionals.
By: André Saine, D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H.
Fees: $5000 for the complete course.
This course may also be purchased in segments
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12 payments - $417 paid monthly + shipping costs per bi-monthly shipment (other shipping arrangements can be made)
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Praise for Advanced Chronic Prescribing by Past Students
Analysis of live cases has finally made it clear to me which symptom to emphasize in choosing a remedy.
Most impressive is André’s overwhelming scholarship and his sense of humor. I loved the occasional philosophical discussions.