Homeopathy 2018; 107(S 01): 55-78
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1633308
Oral Abstracts
The Faculty of Homeopathy

A Thematic Analysis of Seven Recent High-Quality Monospecies (Sus scrofa ferus domesticus) Sarcode Provings

Peter Smith
1  Heel, Germany
Ashley Ross
2  Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
Todd Rowe
3  Foundation for PIHMA Research and Education Phoenix, United States
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Publication Date:
05 February 2018 (online)


The presentation will provide an overview and commentary on a thematic analysis (based on repertory) and qualitative discussion (based on materia medica) of a group of provings of seven different healthy tissues taken from the same mammalian species, namely the domestic pig (Sus scrofa ferus domesticus). These sarcode provings were of high quality and used a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled design, in compliance with the new HPCUS guidelines (published April 2013). The overview and discussion will identify possible ‘suis’ themes and common characteristics, based on prevalence and differentiating features, as well as provide a preliminary insight into pathogenetic tendencies as derived from a methodologically rigorous and highly accountable experimental investigation of a range of monospecies tissues. The authors will argue that the current analysis represents a unique opportunity to commence the study of a single mammalian species in depth, as well as offers a valuable insight into the nature and clinical role of sarcodes within a homoeopathic conceptualisation of disease evolution and healing. The current analysis forms the basis of a future application of the ‘suis’ group analysis to other existing porcine sarcode remedy provings and other base substances of porcine origin (e.g., lac suis).

Keywords: Provings, sarcode, pathogenetic trials