Report on Dr. Dhiraj Nanda’s two day workshop on classical homoeopathy
On the occasion of 253th birth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann ‘A two day state level homoeopathic workshop on live case taking with constitutional, miasmatic analysis of case & remedy selection with Dr. Dhiraj Nanda and his team was organized by P. D. Jain Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Parbhani on 29th and 30th of April 2008 in college auditorium.
Dr. S. S. Narwadkar, principal, P. D. Jain Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Parbhani, inaugurated the workshop. Shri Dhanraj H. Jain, president, P. D. Jain Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Parbhani, was the chief Guest. The most important feature of the work shop was live case-taking and analysis with selection of remedy, if required.
Clinical Part of Workshop: Live Case-taking and Analysis
During the workshop, in the morning session of both days, the delegates and interns of the college were divided into groups for live case-taking. Cases of more than 25 patients were taken live by Dr. S. Tamizuddin, Dr. Sushama, Dr. Musheer Ahmed, Dr. Ravi Pore, and Dr. Mahesh Tayshete in front of these groups.
All the cases were analyzed on the stage, in the auditorium by Dr. Dhiraj Nanda. Cases were analyzed on the basis of miasms with emphasis on selection of correct miasmatic rubric. The highlight of these sessions was that each rubric selected was explained with its importance and justification for selection. When a patient is shown to different homoeopaths, they usually select different remedy for the same patient but here it was different, as after analysis and explanation by Dr. Nanda, all delegates in the auditorium were unanimous about the remedy selected for almost each case.
Clinico-Theoretical Part of Workshop: Lectures by team doctors
On both days, the session of live case-taking and analysis was followed by clinico-theoretical lectures by the doctors from Dr. Dhiraj Nanda’s team and Dr. Nanda himself.
Day One – 29/05/08
The first lecture was on case-taking by Dr. S. Tamizuddin. He spoke on essential aspects of case-taking. He stated that the process of case taking should be called as case-perceiving as we perceive the constitution. He emphasized on the importance of observations and recording of patient’s own words with suitable examples.
This lecture summed up by Dr. Dhiraj Nanda’s talk on application of reactions of patients as induction and deduction during case-taking to find out the constitution.
The second lecture was by Dr. Sushama. She spoke on importance of physical appearance in finding out the constitution. Her lecture was based on aphorism 5 of ‘Organon of Medicine’. She presented with some rubrics from repertories and excerpts from materia medica on physical appearance. She made the lecture interesting with photographs of different aspects of physical appearance. This lecture was concluded by Dr. Dhiraj Nanda who explained on two negative personality traits (Amativeness – pertaining to sexual behavior and Suspiciousness) on the basis of observation of physical appearance.
The third lecture of day one was from Dr. Dhiraj Nanda himself. He explained about the miasms at the level of mind. His lecture had clips from movies and advertisements collected from world over depicting different miasms and miasmatic aspects of rubrics. The lecture continued in late evening with audience participating in two spot visual tests on identification of miasms by Dr. Dhiraj Nanda.
Day Two – 30/05/08
After live case-taking and analysis on second day, Dr. Dhiraj Nanda presented one of his successfully treated cases that required liver transplantation. This patient had consulted numerous allopaths in different cities and unanimous opinion in favor of liver transplant. The father of this child is a serving officer in Indian Air force. For this patient CDA (Controller of Defence Accounts), Secunderabad paid a sum of INR 29.70 lakhs to a leading hospital, Hyderabad on 29/04/07. This amount of 90% of the total sum of INR 33 lakhs specially sanctioned by GOI for live related liver transplant of the patient, the donor being the mother of the patient. This amount remained deposited with the hospital till 10/10/07. The hospital had charged INR 1.3 lakhs for pre-transplant evaluation of donor and recipient. On 10/10/07 the balance amount of INR 28.40 lakhs was returned by this hospital to CDA, Secunderabad. This miracle has occurred because of classical homoeopathy where the medicine was selected on relevant miasmatic rubrics.
The first lecture was on case-taking by Dr. Sushama on successful prescription.
This lecture emphasized on clinical aspects of successful prescription. Her talk covered important aspects of when to prescribe and when not to; when to repeat and when not to; does the constitution change; what are the factors that change the constitution, and what parameters point towards the fact that constitution had changed or is changing. She explained how Dr. Dhiraj Nanda judges the change of constitution in his clinic.
The second lecture was on impact of social environment on constitution by Dr. Musheer Ahmed. He spoke on social aspects that affect the constitution at different ages and stations of life.
The third lecture was on impact of modern life on constitution by Dr. Mahesh Tayshete. He spoke on impact of light on the constitution. He talked about the patho-physiology of exposure to long durations of light with reference to sleep disorders, cancer and some symptoms of mind.
The fourth lecture of the second day was by Dr. Ravi Pore who spoke on direction of cure. He mentioned that ‘Hering’s Law’ cannot be seen each and every case. He spoke in detail about ‘Hering’s Rule’ with respect to some unknown aspects from history. He explained the audience that how Dr. Dhiraj Nanda uses the detailed understanding of ‘Hering’s Rule’ with reference to different dominant miasms to assess the direction of cure.
This was followed by presentation of some gross pathological cases successfully treated by Dr. Dhiraj Nanda’s in clinic. These audio-visual cases were presented by Dr. S. Tamizuddin, Dr. Sushama, Dr. Musheer Ahmed, Dr. Ravi Pore, and Dr. Mahesh Tayshete. The cases of following pathological conditions were presented: Carcinoma Larynx; Renal Cortical Cyst; Lymphangioma of eye; Ovarian Cyst; Obesity with Depression; and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
At end of workshop Dr. Dhiraj Nanda gave an open invitation of delegates to visit anytime to his clinic to get first hand live experience in his clinic.