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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 choices??!! 

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 software. 

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 all sizes. 

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. 

Part One: 

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. 

Part Two: 

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 Approach. 

Before I sign off- a HUGE thank you to Ellen Ulfelder, my first supporter on! Ellen your contribution is a real boost and I'm so happy to hear the podcast is valuable to you. 

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Finally- here's the case we talked about, as it can be easier to read than to listen to. Thanks again everyone for all your support and listening! 

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. lac.
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.” Sac. lac.
October 10, 1950—Palpitation after meals. Stitching in left side of chest. R/ Fagop
yrum 10m.
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. Fagopyrum 10m.
May 30,1952—The headache soon disappeared and he seems quite well.