This podcast is an excerpt from the “Organon & LM Prescribing” lecture by Dr. Robin Murphy, ND
In Dr. Murphy's Organon & LM Prescribing lecture, modern schools of philosophy and their methods of practice are evaluated and reviewed. The topics include Hahnemann’s Organon and concepts of health and disease, an introduction to LM Prescribing, water potencies, homeopathic pharmacy techniques and Hahnemann’s LM research. Also evaluated are organ remedies, the treatment of addictions, and sample cases.
The full Organon & LM Prescribing lecture is available for streaming access.
I don't have the patience to experiment with people based on some idea in my head when I have systems that work. Eizayaga systems work, Hahnemann's LM system works, the water system works. I can experiment within the system because they're so flexible and adaptable. I don't have to jump around on theories and high and low.
There's people now that give a high potency for three days and wait, then put a person on the low with the same remedy. There's some that give one remedy each week, or some that give it once a month. That's...off the wall prescribing. You don't know how long that remedy is going to work.
Some people say, oh, if you give ignatia first and then follow it with tuberculinum, it will work better. These are actual people that have told me this, and they're helping me with my prescribing. So, thank you. Because they had one case where they gave ignatia and followed it with tuberculinum. So they make a general rule. That's why they're the most confused and mixed up group. And them and the Kentians make up 99% of the practicing homeopaths, the mixers and the Kentians. One's confused and one's dogmatic.
But the Eizayaga people, and there's very few people that really devoted themselves to Eizayaga's technique. A lot of people say, oh yeah, I tried low-potency and it didn't work. How long did you try it? Few cases. For one year, six months. They never got in and studied that system. It's a wonderful system. That led me to the water, and that led me to the LM's. And it's a natural progression, it's the exact same progression Hahnemann did. That's what's nice about it.
I find that I'm not so bad after all, with all these changes I went through. I went through the same changes Hahnemann went through. People are beginners and think they're advanced. That's sad. Yes?
Student comment: Hahnemann also said that the LM's work really well, better than anything else he's tried in the acutes. And what he'd do is every five minutes, every 15 minutes, every half an hour, get it in there. He'd start changing from LM1 to LM2 in the same day. By the time he got up to LM7, he's giving 200.
So we just don't do it because the people don't have LM's at their house. And 90% of our acutes are over the phone. Then there's people, the Kentians would never treat someone over the phone or through the mail. Oh, that's a big sin. There're people who wrote articles about that, right? I don't know if they were directed at me personally, because everyone knows that I do that. I've treated cancer, multiple sclerosis, the most horrible diseases, and I've never met the person and the person got well. This idea that we have to sit and connect and watch their body language, this is, it's crap. It's a direct level of your knowledge of Materia Medica and your prescribing skills and all that, and to believe that you need all this body language interpretation. That's one class of cases. Call it elitist, yuppie homeopathy, upper class homeopathy.
Student question: So that's not useful information?
Student question: Isn't that useful? Hahnemann said it was useful.
Student comment: It can be, but it doesn't mean...
But if it's your whole focus and your whole reason in every case. It's off the wall. If someone has gangrene or cancer and they're dying, and you're trying to read their body language or interpret their relationships with their parents and their school - the gangrene can kill them. They will get a surgery. Their leg will get cut off at the knee for one toe. You have to find a remedy similar to that. If there's mental emotionals coming as a concomitant to the gangrene as part of the case, that's your totality. You have to cure that. You have to perceive what has to be cured, else you're living in a dream world. You treat every patient the same. And Hahneman says, no, no, no. Every patient has to be individualized as to all these things. Potency, remedy, follow-ups, every case is different. If you sit down and take a two-hour case with everyone and emphasize that this false hierarchy of mental, emotional, physical, and all this stuff in every case, that's not individualizing the case.
And with the low potencies, we can find the right potency, scientifically. We don't have to theorize. [If] this person is not so sensitive, I'll give them a 10M. Pure guesswork, pure speculation, amateur homeopathy. Beginners. They have no system of cure. That's what homeopathy is about, systematic eradication and cure of chronic diseases, deviations of health, mental, emotional disturbances, miasms, and restoring a person's vitality to its highest level in a systematic way in the shortest period of time in the gentlest manner. That's classical homeopathy. Not being a psychiatrist, that's part of homeopathy.