Polarity Analysis in Homeopathy, a Precise and Reproduceable Path to the best fitting Remedy
Seminar 22. – 23. june 2024 in Odense, Denmark by Dr. Heiner Frei, Switzerland
In 2001, Dr. Heiner Frei developed his Polarity Analysis (PA) for use in a rigorous Swiss double-blind study investigating the efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of hyperactive children. He and his team were able to demonstrate the superiority of high-potency remedies as compared to placebo, using the reliability that PA affords in remedy selection – resulting in an astonishing 84% success rate. Prospective outcome studies performed since then on both acute and chronic diseases have confirmed PA’s dependability. Based on Hahnemann’s favourite repertory, Clemens von Bœnninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (1846), Polarity Analysis uses strict proving data and grading, and employs Bœnninghausen’s concept of contraindications. Put simply, many symptoms – and modalities, in particular – can have a bipolar expression, and these both may be found in the same remedy. For example, “covering aggravates” is found in Aconite (Grade 4), and yet this remedy also shows up in “covering ameliorates” (Grade 1). Polarity Analysis seeks to deal with these opposite symptoms and utilizes the difference in grades to mathematically determine a plus/minus for each specific symptom (the Polarity Difference). The remedy best indicated for the patient will be the one that has the highest polarity difference in favour of the totality of symptoms that the patient has furnished in self-reported checklists and questionnaires, provided there are no contraindications. Efficient. Accurate. Reliable.