The "New Method" of Dr. Rajan Sankaran:Wordlwide, homoeopaths are looking for possibilities to find the correct drug for the patient by changing the interview method and the way to analyse the composition of the symptoms. In india, a method was developed that enables a thorough questioning of the patient by a stepwise procedure. Hereby the discomforts are weighted and a main discomfort is found. Via physical and mental discomforts one comes to a description in images. Further interrogation leads to feelings that the patient connects with the discomfort and the images. It is the goal, to locate a pattern in theese feelings and to understand the core of the disturbance. Theese patterns also show in other regions of the life, which is why the interview also covers social environment, family and other backgrounds.
With theese patterns, no patterns are meant, which are commonly understood as pathological or psycological disturbances. The patterns are the disturbing factors on which the illness is based on and which are destabilising the energy of life. Theese patterns can be found in all people from birth on. They surface as illness in different ages and situations in life. That can be explained by the fact that each person is highly individual in his pattern and with that also in the sensitivity for certain situations or a certain disposition to special illnesses. Those patterns do not necessarily lead to severe or permanent illnesses. This happens often, when the person can not suppress the pattern any more in his daily life. In this situation the person feels restricted or unfree by the pattern and becomes ill.
Hereby the illness is the expression of the body that it has come to an overload. The pattern surfaces only as a physical or mental illness. The person is not aware of its pattern.
It is the task of the therapist to find the pattern in the patient by discussing the symptoms and specially the main discomfort. Has the pattern been found, the therapist hast to look for the drug with the most similar pattern. Many homoeopaths have divided the drugs in areas of minerals, plants and animals. In those the differences of the different patterns show often clearly. Also the further breakdown of the different areas is possible, for example minerals into metals and metallic compunds versus gases. Each chemical element, each plant, each animal has its own individual pattern, which it shows in a drug trial in a healthy person and which it may cure in a sick person.
For example the basic pattern "injuriy" is found of the plant family of compositae (i.e. Arnica Montana). In a drug trial, theese plants often cause a feeling of being injured, having been injured or the fear of being injured in a healthy person. Consequently theese drugs are often indicated for sick personst after an injury, specially if the patient realises this as an injury. (It would be different, if the patient ignores the injury completely and does not notice it.)
This conclusion is based on the observation of many cases of illnesses and the exact analysis of drug trials of the agents of a plant family. The example given can be transferred to the above mentioned areas and its broken down sub areas.
The development of this conclusions about a deep pattern in sick persons and a similar pattern in medical substances has been pushed forward by a work group of indian physicians. Of them, Dr. Rajan Sankaran has published a couple of casebooks and textbooks since the nineties, to initiate a broad discussion about the further development of homoeopathy. His view is shared and added to worldwide by successful homoeopaths. He emphasises that the new method (also Bombay Method or Sankaran Method) does not claim to be complete. It is however a logical development of the basics of homoeopathy, by applying the law of similarity on a much deeper core of the illness.
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