Transparent Integration

As part of the Synthesis commitment to quality we have integrated the Boger-Bönninghausen repertoy information with the greatest transparency. For every single symptom, and for every single remedy you will be able to check:

  • where the remedy came from
  • the exact original phrasing of the symptom
  • on which page you would find this entry in the original repertory
  • the original degree assigned to this remedy by the original author.

In Synthesis, just double click on the author reference to read all this information. In this way, you can decide whether or not an addition deserves your full trust.

In the source repertories, e.g. the Therapeutic Pocket Book, you can click on the flag near each symptom to examine which Synthesis symptom the remedies of a particular b2-symptom were copied into.

The addition and/or integration of the six b-bg repertories has been fully documented and can easily be verified in the sources or in Synthesis.

Benefits Of This Integration

The integration of these b-bg repertories into Synthesis offers the homeopath a number of benefits. A wider range of information allows the homeopath to use the most appropriate rubric for their patient with increased precision.

Up to this point, there was a great divergence between the individualized repertories and the generalized repertories. So great that each repertory had its proponents and its opponents.

Some examples of individualized repertories:
Kent, Barthel, Künzli and Synthesis.

Some examples of generalized repertories:
Therapeutic Pocket Book, Boger's Bünninghausen Repertory, and Phatak.

These repertories reflect different philosophies in their handling of homeopathic information. More precisely, the Therapeutic Pocket Book leads to a type of analysis and repertorization that is quite different from the Kentian approach.

With Synthesis 9 these two approaches are now available in one volume. This means that homeopaths using either method will find all the information they need in Synthesis 9. The Kentian homeopath can see the generalized information and the Bönninghausen follower can use the specific Kentian information.

This quick access to both methods and both types of information will impact the way you view the totality of your patient's symptoms. This will add flexibility and freedom of choice to your prescriptions.

When a patient presents with a symptom, we should always evaluate how specific or how general the symptom is. If the patient says that his headache is better from eructations, it is useful to investigate whether eructations cause other improvements. Eructations may also improve his backache, his palpitations, etc. In this case, 'eructations' is a general symptom.

If another patient says that her stomachache improves from drinking warm milk, it is useful to investigate whether other warm drinks cause the same improvement. If not, then "warm milk amel." is a very specific symptom that should be considered for this patient's stomach.

With Synthesis 9, you will be able, more than ever, to set the gauge from most general to most specific, and to select the symptom that truly corresponds to your patient. The suggested remedies will lead to the curative remedy with more precision than ever.

In addition, when a certain specific symptom does not exist (e.g. "HEAD - PAIN - obstruction of nose agg."), it will be easy to move up one level, to a more general symptom and find some remedies there ("HEAD - OBSTRUCTION of nose agg.").