Burnett's Ladder Plan
We all know how frustrating it is when our core medicine that we have spent hours finding does nothing.
Hence, I am a big fan of finding other tools and resources within the homoeopathic spectrum to improve my chances of success.
Over the years some of the most successful approaches to unlock my challenging cases came from looking at tools within Stage 1.
And my favourite here is Compton Burnett!
I find it really amusing as I say this because my introduction to Compton Burnett has been very recent - when I was invited to teach his approach for the very first time 8 years ago. I looked at his name in the list of topics and I had absolutely no clue who the person was !
You see during my classical training no one ever mentioned this author. And when I started reading about him I have to admit that I was very sceptical about some of his strategies.
But as I continued my research, I gradually got very curious. More so because the results documented in his clinical case studies were phenomenal. He was one of the top cancer doctors of his time.
The Advantage of Stage 1 Approaches.
We all know that damaged organs are on the borderline of the scope of homeopathic medicine and surgery. So you see what intrigued me about these approaches was the fact that you could expand the scope of homeopathy in supporting these conditions i.e. advanced pathologies such as Cancer, Liver failure, Congestive cardiac failure, Chronic renal disease etc.
And so gradually I got some more related books on Stage 1 approaches especially Organotherapy and started reading them. This led to more and more deeper research and I literally squeezed every source of information I could find on the subject.
Eventually I decided to apply them in some of my chosen cases where my well indicated remedies just did not work. I admit I used them usually as a last resort or in conjunction to my core remedies when they did not work. And I have been pleasantly surprised with the effects.
Today these are what I call the Stage 1 approaches in homoeopathy.
For me, one of the main reasons why well indicated remedies fail to work well in pathological cases is that the action of the rightly indicated homeopathic remedy is BLOCKED by a damaged organ. It is like an internal obstacle to cure. Plus there is a toxic overload over time. So unless you remove them surgically, repair them medically through organ remedies and reduce the toxicity it will stop your core remedies from working.
So in these specific conditions certain Stage 1 approaches work extremely well in the first phase to address this blocked state. It clear the blocks and cleans the system. This then boosts your chances of the patient responding well to the indicated remedy in the later stage dramatically.
Ladder of Remedies
So this time I actually want to take you through my understanding of Burnett's Ladder Plan approach. I will walk you through one of his cases. This is a classic example of what he calls the Ladder of Remedies Plan. If you are new to Stage 1, this can be very confronting but hope this gives you a glimpse of what Stage 1 homeopathy is all about.
Let me know what you think about this approach. And please put your inputs and experiences here below and I promise to read them all.