Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Institute of Homoeopathy
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Advance school for Autism
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HIV care centre
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Diabetes clinic
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Indian Journal of Homoeopathic medicine
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DATES: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2005

VENUE: Regents College London, SWWWWWW Day 1

Day 1: Management of ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism with Homoeopathy And understanding
           the language of Disease

Day 2: Thyroid Disorders and differential world of materia medica with the theme of Rejection

Dr. Praful Barvalia is the founder director of Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Homoeopathy. The institute carries out various activities under the auspices of

M.B.Barvalia Foundation Public Charitable Trust. Some of the activities carried out by the institute are: Basic and advanced fellowship courses in Homoeopathy

Specialized Homoeopathic clinics with research centre

Homoeopathic mobile van clinic for slums

Holistic child care centre

Special School for slow learners and dyslexics

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinic

Holistic centre for mental health

Homoeopathic Research centre for HIV/AIDS

Indian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine.

Dr Barvalia has a wide experience in Homeopathic Research, teaching and homeopathic practice.  Amongst other subjects, he has to his credit clinical research in Thyroid disorders, HIV/AIDS and Developmental Disability.  He has been teaching at different institutes of which currently he is a professor for paediatrics in Bombay University in the faculty of Homeopathy. He taught organon philosophy & material medica for 15 years at smt.cmp Homoeopathic medical college,Irla,vile parle , Mumbai(Bombay), India.

He has written/presented more than 150 papers in national/international conferene/seminars. He is also the editor in chief of the Indian Journal of Homeopathic Medicine.
This is a unique opportunity to learn the approach towards classical Homoeopathic management of complex challenging conditions like developmental disorders and thyroid disorders

Plenty of case material in childhood disorders like Autism spectrum disorders, learning disability, conduct disorders, cerebral palsy etc.

Audio –visual presentation as well as video cases

Detailed interactive discussion on case-concepts

Scientific and well documented case backed with precise investigations and long follow-up

Distillate of clinical experiences of 23 years from teacher of classical

Homoeopathy from India

Presentation of complex cases of thyroid disorders successfully managed by Homoeopathy with serial T3, T4, TSH, (Thyroid hormonal Assay) and Thyroid Scan

Revolutionary approach to study Homoeopathic material medica through theme based analytical study.

Spandan Holistic Child Care Centre has been working through holistic multidisciplinary approach in the field of child care. Quality research is an integral component of the functioning of the institute. Cases are treated exclusively by homoeopathy, but through standard protocol and evaluated through component experts like clinical psychologist, neurologist, special educators etc.

300 cases of Autism, ADHD, & learning disorders etc. have been homeopathically managed over last 7 years. Several scientific papers have been presented in national and international seminars.

There will be video presentation of various documental cases with extensive follow up. Case concepts which allowed successful management of these cases would be discussed in details by Dr. Barvalia. He has evolved a conceptual model, extremely helpful in practice to grasp the dynamic portrait of the child.


Dr. Praful Barvalia conducted ‘Thyroid clinic’ for 10 years at Smt. C.M.P. Homoeopathic College and hospital at Mumbai (Bombay), India

Research analysis of 150 cases of thyroid disorders has been carried out and scientific papers were presented in the journals and conferences.

In this seminar, well documented, successfully managed cases of thyroid disorders with detailed, long follow up will be presented. Following clinical conditions will be taken up
1. Hyperthyroidism


3.Auto immune thyroiditis

Hahnemann clearly emphasizes on knowledge of physician in § 3 of the ‘organon of medicine’. The world around us has advanced since the time of Hahnemann. The great scientist always updated his ideas and so should do his ardent followers, keeping fundamentals intact. § 3 emphasizes on the comprehensive of nature of disease. Various knowledge’s- physiology, psychology, pathology help us to get greater insight to nature of disease. It is imperative for homoeopathic physician to integrate his various knowledges, there by improving his range and depth of perception.

Presentation on Thyroid disorder will essentially focus on how Homoeopathic physician should approach this illness, and how he should make various correlations with the help of knowledge viz

1. Clinico-pathological correlations and its reflection to understand state of susceptibility and miasm.

2.Psycho-somatic correlations – 
This will allows us to discuss various concepts relevant for the homoeopathic management of these cases.

Kent has rightly mentioned that there is no royal road to the study of material medica. Effective materia medica helpful at bedside can evolve by skillful and artistic use of the repertory, correlating this with our authentic sources, commentaries of masters and finally to critically analyzed clinical experiences.

The great master, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the scientist & the artist, directed homoeopathic physician to pay attention to deviations from the former healthy state of the now diseased individual & recognize the ‘true and only conceivable portrait of the disease (Aph.6); Artist sensitively receives impressions of the subject and projects this experience on the canvas. Portrait, thus becomes task demanding sensitivity, authenticity and integrity of the artist along with mastery over skills and methods and techniques he employs to give expression to his perceptions. In contrast to an artist, portrait drawn by a Homoeopathic physician is quite dynamic. It needs to incorporate on going clinical experiences of patients which may demand continuous modifications. In order to ensure fineness and depth of portrait it is important that it has multiple facets and evolutionary perspective. This is possible provided physician has sound conceptual base to analyze & synthesize clinical experiences integrating psychosomatic, clinicopathological aspects.

What is available to the physician is the behaviour and narration of the individual. Physician has to go beyond these gestures and words in order to unearth the underlying state of feelings and thoughts. Then only he can make deep inroad towards the core of the individual. This facilitates his travel towards perceiving the characteristic state of disposition as per § 211

Comprehensive study of life experiences of the individual, psychodynamic analysis of these experiences and qualified features permit us to perceive this state. Every trait has sensory as well as motor components. A particular trait evolves with other co-ordinates. All together, build up the state. When we study this from the perspective of repertory, materia medica and clinical dimension, we can build up the portrait.

To understand this approach we have taken up REJECTION (forsaken feeling) as one of the themes.

Dr. Barvalia will discuss in details through ILLUSTRATIVE CASE MATERIALS, differential diagnosis of various remedies with the central theme of REJECTION

Following drugs will be taken up:








There is lot of confusion about posology in Homoeopathic profession. Quite often we see contradictory diverse views. After painstaking efforts, Homoeopathic physician finds out the correct drug for the patient. If his selection of the potency and repetition and subsequent appreciation of remedy response are not proper, he fails to manage the case.

Dr. Barvalia has evolved an integrated scientific model to judge accurately the state of susceptibility. Following are its vital components
1. Immunity

2. Reactivity

3. Vitality and

4. Sensitivity
They are evaluated in the back drop of miasms, suppressions and living.

This ANALYTICAL – SYNTHETIC APPROACH helps us to perceive susceptibility, scientifically evaluate remedy responses and thus management of difficult complex cases.

All these concepts will be discussed through illustrative case materials of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Hyperthyroidism, Acid peptic disease etc.

Hahnemann championed “medicine of experience” as against that of ‘opinions’. Focus is on antheutic, integrated experiences. This permits proper conceptualization and evolves reason.

For more information on the seminar or to make a booking, please send your cheque (made payable to Vrinda Thacker) to:

Vrinda Thacker, 79 Norfolk Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex IG3 8LJ .  For further details contact : Tel. No. - 020 8983 8554,