Rugby School of Complementary Medicine






The New Home Study Course has been written in response to a growing thirst for knowledge that many people feel. Previous courses have been either too complex, presuming the student already has a background in Homeopathy or they have told the students of the wonderful things that Homeopathy can do - without giving sufficient information to enable them to use and benefit from what they have learned.

We have elected to conduct this course by correspondence for several reasons: with the advent of the Open University people have discovered the advantages of being able to learn at their own pace, in their own homes and at their own convenience. We also found that with the set classes that we have conducted in the past all students were tied to a fixed timetable, which was not always convenient to all the group, also the more advanced students were held back waiting for those who had less background in the subject.

With The New Home Study Course in Homeopathy, however, whilst your tutor is not personally present he gives you personal attention through the post or E-mail, the classroom is the place of your choice, the time to learn is the time that you have free, thus turning spare minutes of the day into an investment for you and your family’s future health.


Samuel Hahnemann founded this system of medicine some 200 years ago. Homeopathic principles are simple and logical, easy to apply in coping with illness right from the start of your course.


One of the Main Principles of Homeopathy is "let like be cured by like". This takes into consideration the whole person, not just the apparent symptoms.

The first lesson explains the difference between holistic medicine and what you may have been used to with orthodox western medicine. We discuss what disease actually is and introduce the basic principles upon which you will be prescribing.

Lesson two deals with Case Taking - the art of drawing out the complete picture of the whole person being treated, and the peculiarities of their disease pattern.

Lesson three introduces you to the Materia Medica textbook of medicines that you will receive with this course and compares remedies giving their actions and inter-relations.

The Repertory is dealt with in lesson four, the value of being able to use a repertory properly being essential to good prescribing. This lesson also includes a repertorisation sheet.

Lesson five deals with two very important subjects: the selection of which potency to use and dosage. This lesson also considers how to analyse reactions to remedies.

Finally lesson six touches on some of the philosophy behind Homeopathic Principle in the chapter "Hahnemann and the spirit-like Dynamis". There is also a section on allergies.



"So much for 'why Homeopathy’ but what is Homeopathy? As I have tried to demonstrate in the last section, Homeopathy is the reason that a medicine is prescribed, the thinking behind such a prescription, not the medicine itself. For example, as previously stated, someone may buy a bottle of Homeopathic tablets from the chemist with the label 'tablets for Lumbago and Sciatica'.

Now, although the tablets have been Homeopathically prepared that is not Homeopathy because the individual has not been taken into consideration. So if it is the reason for giving a certain medicine that is so vital, what are these reasons ? The Homeopathic principle is perhaps best summed up in the Latin phrase: - 'SIMILIA, SIMILIBUS, CURRENTUR’ meaning, let like substances be used to treat like disease.

What does that mean in practice?

It means that we take note of all the unique characteristics of the nature of the patient’s sufferings and match them to the known effects of a substance that will produce a pattern of symptoms similar to those exhibited by our patient - that is the SIMILIMUM. Let us illustrate this point, a bee sting can produce a fiery red, smooth swelling that burns and stings and is very sensitive to the touch causing stiffness and pain feeling better for cold applications, worse for warmth. 

Now to take Similimum, if we had a patient with, say for example an arthritic knee joint that was oedematous (swollen with fluid) whitish, and waxy-smooth, very sensitive to touch, that burned and stung and the only thing that gave relief was cold applications, but if she got near the fire the heat aggravated the trouble - there we use Apis. Mellifica (honey bee sting) and that, because we have taken all the symptoms into consideration to get the similimum would be the appropriate medicine.

What do we do then? Get a jar of bees and allow them to sting the poor dear? - It has been done and in those cases where the similimum was correct relief had been obtained, (Interestingly, an ancient treatment for arthritic type conditions was to break open a type of ant's nest and allow the ants to sting you, there seems to have been a similar principle demonstrated here.) But there is an easier way, you will be glad to hear..."

We really hope that having read this prospectus and a small excerpt from the course that is has whetted your appetite to know more, that you will enrol with the Rugby School of Complementary Medicine and subsequently enjoy the benefits there from.


If you would like to enrol in the New Home Study Course in Homeopathy, you will firstly need to register with Homeopath.IT (if you haven't done so already).

Secondly, add the New Home Study Course in Homeopathy to your shopping basket. Once you have made the purchase, we will send the six lessons to you in three equally spaced installments.

Alternatively, please feel free to call our 24 hour order-line on 01527 465016 to order the course.


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