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An Introduction to Suppression in Homeopathy
with Dr. John Millar

Learn how understanding the suppression of symptoms in your cases can increase your effectiveness in practice.

The suppression of symptoms that can occur during a therapeutic intervention is one of the least discussed topics in Homeopathic practice. And yet, a proper understanding of how to address suppression in our patients is essential to guiding those we work with toward truly radiant health. We are often elated when, after giving a remedy, we notice that some of the symptoms of our patient have miraculously disappeared, only to discover later that those symptoms were suppressed and that there has actually been a worsening of the patient’s disease state and overall well-being.

Many cases today are impossible to cure without a clear understanding of the role of suppression in the case and how to reverse and remove that suppression. The use of pharmaceutical/biochemical treatments in conventional medicine has resulted in many patients having been made immeasurably worse through the suppression of their “pesky” symptoms. Fortunately, Homeopathy is well-equipped to undo the frequent suppression of symptoms that we see in daily practice – provided one knows what to do.

Did you know that there are close to 800 rubrics in contemporary repertories related to suppression? Would you be surprised to learn that Pulsatilla is the main polycrest indicated in cases of suppression? Or that Elaterium is almost a specific for urticaria resulting from suppressed fever? Or that Natrum muriaticum is the main remedy to consider for umbilical discharges that are the result of suppressed Gonorrhea? Have you considered Aurum metallicum in those cases of suppressed anger, when Staphysagria just doesn’t match the state of the patient? How about considering Petroleum instead of Sulphur in a case of diarrhea from suppressed skin eruptions? These invaluable clinical gems and many more will be presented during this timely and important course.

In his published works, the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, describes three basic therapeutic medicinal approaches: Homeopathic, Allopathic and Antipathic.

Hahnemann frequently discusses suppression, for example - in Aphorism 46 he says that a case of blindness was brought on 'for two years after the suppression of a scalp eruption.'

In Aphorism 59 he speaks of suppressing coughs with Opium ‘.. in its primary action it suppresses all irritation … if the physician continues to suppress it with increasingly strong doses of this palliative, fever and night sweats are added to the disturbance.'

In Aphorism 69 he states that 'the palliative remedy makes the vital force insensible to the natural disease ...'

In Aphorisms 185-206 he discusses at length, with numerous examples, the horrors of treating 'local diseases' using internal and external drugs in various doses as a great folly and entirely un-homeopathic.

Obviously, Hahnemann understood the action of suppression and its importance in any form of medical treatment. During this course, Dr. Millar will provide a step-by-step understanding of the mechanism of suppression along with information about which remedies to employ for very specific instances of suppression.

“Hering’s Law” is oftentimes used to assess the individual’s improvement, when the signs and symptoms move, from above down, from inside out, from more important to less important tissues and systems, and more importantly in the reverse order of occurrence. During this course Dr. Millar will discuss the origins and applications of this so called “LAW”, which is not really a law and not really Dr Hering’s. However, when understood correctly, “Hering’s Law" can be used to establish when the outcome of a treatment approach has been suppressive.

Modern medical knowledge in embryology and histology sheds a new light on “Hering’s (so called) Law”. The discipline of homeo-toxicology has shown how suppression proceeds from ectoderm to endoderm to mesoderm and ultimately to the mesenchymal tissues. These scientific discoveries allow us to create a hierarchy of systems that helps us to predict where the dynamic disease state will manifest when suppressed and where it will manifest when suppression is reversed and cure begins. This understanding provides a very detailed map for understanding why, for example, the suppression of eczema often results in asthma and why when treating asthma, we can expect the return of eczema with its eventual cure.

All of these ideas will be woven together to produce a practical approach that will serve both students and practitioners in their quest to help their patients. During this 12-hour course you will learn how to differentiate the role and approaches involved in cure, palliation and suppression. The use of Drainage in Homeopathic practice will also be addressed.

Some conditions which may lead to suppression will be discussed, including:

  • Conditions like prolonged worry, grief, anxiety, fear, disappointment, overexertion, unsatisfied longing for offspring or suppressed sexual desire which disturb and suppress the normal functioning of vital force.
  • Medicines which are not Homeopathic to the disease when used in crude form, physiologic and large doses. When physiological doses are used, they change the original picture of disease.
  • External applications to remove skin symptoms. This causes the skin symptoms to disappear and may increase the disease in internal organs.
  • Suppression of natural secretions of the body like sweat, menses, leucorrhea, lochia, nasal discharges.
  • Removal of diseased organ or part by surgery. This leads to removal of seat of disease or results of disease while the real disturbance in Vital force or Energy remains.
  • Vaccination which prevents the acute, while often promoting chronic health issues. The deranging factor for the predisposition to future allergic response (Th2) is the obstruction of natural manifestations of infectious diseases (Th1 response) in young children.

Please join Dr. Millar as he continues his discussion of the concepts presented in his When Well Indicated Remedies Fail to Act and Treating Patients on Pharmaceuticals.

In his usual inimitable style, he will present numerous remedies and case examples. Participants in this exciting course are guaranteed to come away with an entirely new understanding of suppression, and a set of tools to address their most challenging and difficult cases.

About John Millar

Dr. John Millar, BSc, ND, DHANP, CCH, HOM received his Bachelors Degree in Experimental Psychology from Trent University in 1978. After a few years as a teacher and musician, he attended one year of pre-med studies at the University of Waterloo, and then on to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he graduated in 1988 with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree. From that point forward, he has studied homoeopathy throughout the world with the likes of André Saine, Jeremy Sherr, Vassilis Ghegas, Rajan Sankaran, and others, receiving his DHANP in 1999.

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An Introduction to Suppression in Homeopathy
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Praise for Dr. Millar

I just want to say that Dr. Millar is a tremendous teacher in this webinar format. He brings ready access to multiple sources and approaches to homeopathy and is relaxed and helpful about people’s questions. And pleasant and lots of fun to listen to/watch. It feels immediate even though I am doing it by video from thousands of miles away.
I’m not writing this as something to go into a blurb for his courses, but to say that if he tolerates this format well enough to keep doing it, course after course, that would be tremendous news.
— Sarah D.
Dr. Millar was a superb teacher and had good organization and content . . . His experience and breadth of knowledge kept me engaged the entire time.
— Gloria St John
I just want to thank everyone involved and especially Dr. Millar for these excellent classes! I am not available Thursday evenings, and have been enjoying listening to the classes later and at a slower pace. I look forward to more.
— Wendy
Learning is a lifelong journey. I have been blessed with wonderful teachers in my life.....but every now and then you encounter one who does more than who inspires you to think beyond the curriculum and draw from perhaps dusty corners of your mind. John Millar is such a teacher. In his classroom, the subject matter becomes alive, meaningful and relevant.... and fascinating! The power of Classical Homeopathy is revealed in all its healing beauty and the student is changed forever - no longer able to think in limited ways - but instead enriched with sound knowledge, wisdom, creativity and compassion.
— Catherine Elliott
John’s teaching has always made Homeopathy tangible and exciting. John has so much incredible information to share and is always encouraging his students to continue learning. I frequently look back on my notes from John’s classes and am always thankful to have had him as a teacher.
— Vanessa Pizzicarola
John Millar is indeed a clinical pearl and gold mine and treasure. Thanks for exposing his knowledge and talents to us. Please could we have more of him?
— Cynthia
The webinar was so very helpful and I now have a very thorough and comprehensive set of notes on the GI tract. I really appreciate the amount of work that Dr. Millar put into his presentations. He has a very lovely teaching manner.
— Yvonne
Thank you for another wonderful course. Dr. Millar is certainly now one of your treasures. He has instantly become one of my favorite teachers. I certainly hope you can entice him back to teach another course for you. I really enjoyed how free he was with his vast knowledge, not to mention how friendly and relaxed his demeanor was. I would certainly sign up for another course taught by Dr. Millar!
— Piers R. Wander
John has been an outstanding faculty member and well-loved by his students. He brings a high level of professionalism and excellence to his teaching. His clinical experience provides a richness and quality that his students highly value. He has a wonderful sense of humor that he brings to his work.
— Todd Rowe, MD, MD(H), CCH, DHt American Medical College of Homeopathy
I really like to learn how the remedy is chosen and followed through and your clinical experience with remedies that seem effective most often.
— Lakshmi S.
I also am interested in everything and anything Dr. John wants to teach -:)
— Annalisa P.
Wonderful, more courses please. Endocrinology would be excellent. . . . Thanks again, John, for your excellent courses!
— Darcelle R.

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