Feb 4, 2017
Hey hey! 1M is back with the first full episode of the year in
two parts: Repertory with Roger.
As the theme for the year is failure, what better place to start
than the repertory, that treasure trove of goodness wrapped in a
maddening structure of hard-to-decipher rubrics and overwhelming
Because the rep. is such a fertile ground for failing and
succeeding, I'll be re-visiting it regularly with these Repertory
with Roger episodes. Roger is Roger VanZandvoort, of course, the
mind behind the Complete Repertory and Complete Dynamics online
Each month Roger will be joining me while we go head-to-head on
a case from his Case Comparison Project. The CCP is the Roger's
systematic effort to repertorize the cured cases from The
Homeopathic Recorder, old and respected journals from the early
20thc. These cases are providing grounds for expanding both the
repertory representation and materia medica for many remedies of
So here is how it's going to go down: I picked a case from his
project and I repertorized it as I would, and then we discussed it.
Roger gave me feedback on my rubric choices and several gold-nugget
tips on how to make good solid rubric choices.
This was our first call, and it was a long one! To help break up
the long call, I split it into two.
I pull out seven important points Roger made, and highlight
those parts of the call and add some commentary of my own. You'll
hear me read the case, and then rather than the rubric-by-rubric
conversation, you'll get the big-take aways.
Our conversation, very lightly edited. Follow along with us as
we go through the case, symptom by symptom and rubric by rubric.
For true repertory nerds!
My intention is to have *one* Repertory with Roger episode
published mid-month, with the first weekend of the month dedicated
to an interview or in-depth topic. March is already cued up. I
interviewed Anne Vervarcke of Belgium this week and I can't wait to
share that call. So many fantastic points and I love hearing how
her practice has evolved and the development of her Vital
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Finally- here's the case we talked about, as it can be easier to
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Homoeopathic Recorder Feb. 1953, p.
231. H. Farrington: Fagopyrum aesculentum
Mr. H. H. S., aet. 64, has been well
all his life up to several weeks ago. He states, “ Had ten days of
torture at the Mayos’ with no benefit.” Frequent attacks of
ophthalmia, worse in the left eye and in the morning. Swelling and
redness of the eye-lids. Sensation of dryness. Eye-balls feel sore,
especially on looking around. Stars or pinwheels in the field of
vision. Nyctalopia. Always catching cold; coryza, watery, slightly
acrid with sensation of dryness in the nasal passages. Sneezing in
a warm room. Often descending to the chest. Cough with white, tough
sputum. Sensation of dryness in the mouth but saliva is not
wanting. Dull pains in the region of the heart; stitching pains in
different parts of the chest. Pulse rapid, full. Palpitation worse
lying on the right side. Pulsating in one or the other temple, in
the occiput or vertex. Ravenous appetite. Empty, gone feeling in
the epigastrium. Not much thirst. Acrid, watery eructations. Great
flatulence and distension of the abdomen. Dull pains in the region
of the liver. X-ray reveals no gall stone. Dull pain in the left
lumbar region. Cold feet; coldness of legs and feet frequently
waking him at night; or, burning of the legs as though hot water
coursed through the arteries. Burning of the feet at night in bed.
Numbness of the hands, legs or feet, especially the toes. Crawling
like insects on the skin of the legs. Hot flushes or extreme heat
all over the body, often after sleeping for an hour or two or lying
on the left side. Must uncover and then he becomes chilly.
April 6,1947—Worse from cold and
cold air. R/ Fagopyrum 30., g doses.
May 22, 1947—Better in every way;
feet are now warm. Sac. lac.
June 5, 1947—Not so well; heart too
fast. R/ Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses.
July 31, 1947
—Heart much better. Sac.lac.
October 27, 1947—Hot flushes at
night after sleeping on the left side preceded by troublesome
dreams. Night-blindness. R/ Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses.
December 2, 1947—Practically no
palpitation or cold feet. Remarkably few colds. Sac. lac.
January 29, 1948—Slight recurring
signs of coryza. Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses.
March 16 ,19 4 8 —Better in every
way; no colds “ this winter.” Circulation of legs normal. Sac.
June 10, 1948—Caught cold but it did
not go to the chest. Sac. lac.
October 14, 1948—Sweats when covered
too much. Palpitation worse. R/ Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses.
November 16, 1948—Good reaction from
the remedy; palpitation better at once. Eyes much better. No
night-blindness. Sac. lac.
December 30, 1948—Palpitation. Cold
feet in bed. R/ Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses. September 20, 1949—Has
been quite well till a month ago. Left eye inflamed;
night-blindness. R/ Fagopyrum 30., 9 doses.
November 3, 1949—Immediate results
especially as to heart and eye symptoms. Has been free from colds
for a year and a half. Sac. lac.
June 13, 1950—Three months ago,
attack like gall stones. X-ray negative.
June 24, 1950—Palpitation lying on
the right side. Numbness much better. Sac. lac. July 13,
1950—Improving. Sac. lac.
August 8, 1950—“Never felt better.”
October 10, 1950—Palpitation after
meals. Stitching in left side of chest. R/ Fagop
February 1, 1951—Chest pains gone.
One slight attack of bronchitis. Flatulence worse for a few days.
Less hungry but tenderness from clothing and some gnawing in the
stomach. Sac. lac.
July 20, 1951—A few spells of
flatulence and palpitation. Sac. lac.
September 23, 1951—Throbbing pains
left temple and occiput. Gnawing in stomach. No palpitation.
May 30,1952—The headache soon
disappeared and he seems quite well.