Case Analysis by Kingdom or Family
RadarOpus offers you different possibilities for approaching remedy families:
- First and foremost, Synthesis Repertory contains “Views” that easily allow a repertorisation to be filtered to one of the 3 main kingdoms (plants, minerals, and animals). You can of course be more specific than that if you wish.
- You can highlight the remedies of a particular family or limit the analysis to that family- E.G. Insects, Birds, Lac remedies etc…
- You can also limit your analysis according to a particular Miasm and have the option to combine this with a plant family, for example the Loganiaceae, or any other family as defined by the Opus database which contains over 3000 families.
- You can also use more than one miasm or family in one analysis to cross-reference the remedies contained in each classification.
- The possibilities extend as far as your needs require for each case.
You can perform an analysis with a specific family (or group of families).
For example, you can analyze considering only mineral remedies. Or you can take this further using Jan Scholten’s Periodic Table Map as featured in the screenshot above. This allows you to limit or highlight the analysis to a particular Row and Stage or combination of Stages when considering a Salt.
E.G. If the case has themes of the adaptability and timidity of stage 2 combined with a polarity of needing to burst free from limitations (stage 15) you can combine both these stages as being “eliminative” in your analysis- this means that remedies not falling within these parameters will no longer be considered. This is helpful where a conventional approach to rubric selection may yield disappointing results- if the patient does not talk in terms of symptoms and the analysis is based more on the way the patient expresses their state. In Opus you can add all of Jan Scholten’s books so that entering keywords derived from your patient analysis into the Search engine will elicit the thematic material that resonates with the case and may lead to an indicated group of remedies to consider.
Below is a selection of some of the maps available within Opus (from the Lite package upwards). These contain many useful thematic connections relating groups of remedies together. The systematising of information can help to understand the totality of symptoms in remedies and provide a context for the multitude of rubrics covered by a single remedy.
Consider the family to help find the remedy
For example, a prescription of Lachesis doesn’t complete the cure, but the themes of the case seem nonetheless to indicate it. With this method you are able to limit your search to snake remedies only and see which less proven snake remedies may also have an affinity for the presenting symptoms. You can also search the repertory by family, giving you the possibility to see which rubrics are shared by at least 4 snake remedies (for example).
The “Families” tab in RadarOpus
The families tab is accessed from the Keynotes page, in which you can see the kingdom classification alongside the classical related remedies and Boenninghausen concordances (where applicable). You can limit your analysis directly from this page, or use Will Taylor’s excellent Map to view the kingdoms within a graphic interface.