Visual Homeopathy

Visual Homeopathy
Identifying the Most Common Homeopathic
Constitutions Within Minutes
A Video-Based Approach to Learning
Sharum Sharif, ND
• Received ND degree from Bastyr University in 2003.
• Practice in Kent, Washington.
• Received undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering
from University of Washington. Worked as a software
engineer for Microsoft and other software companies for
about 5 years prior to going to Bastyr.
• Completed a two-year course through NESH (New England
School of Homeopathy).
• Attended many seminars by Henny Heudens-Mast.
• Affiliate Clinical Faculty at Bastyr University.
• Specialize in complex conditions that are not responding
to allopathic or conventional naturopathic therapies.
Why am I here today?
I find that most NDs, unfortunately, do not use
homeopathy in their practices, and if they do, they
often end up prescribing mainly on physical keynotes
and recommend the wrong remedies because they are
NOT carefully taking the patient’s personality profile
into consideration. As a result, they are often unable
to help their patients, and in some cases, even hurt
their patients with the wrong remedy. I am here to
share with you:
1) How important it is to use homeopathy in your practice
2) How easy it can be to learn basic homeopathy
Why Homeopathy?
1) The remedies are the most effective tool we have in combating a
myriad of serious ailments (including suicidal depression).
2) Due to the deep-acting nature of homeopathic remedies, if they
are chosen properly, they are often the most curative medicines
available for the treatment of disease.
3) The remedies are extremely inexpensive, and can easily be made
available to everyone on the planet (especially in the case of a
4) Homeopathy is planet friendly- we don’t have to worry about
running out of natural resources like we do with herbs.
5) The remedies are extremely convenient. In the treatment of
chronic illness, patients only need to take their remedies, on
average, once a month, and they improve on all levels (physical,
mental, and emotional), and continue to improve until they are
Note: Dr. John Bastyr’s most favorite modality, in his own words,
was homeopathy.
Articles on “Why Homeopathy?”
Under the page “Why Homeopathy?” on the website, you will
find two articles on this subject:
1) First article: “Advantages of Homeopathy”
2) Second article: “Advantages of combining
naturopathic medicine and homeopathy”
Examples to demonstrate the
effectiveness of homeopathy
Refer to the testimonials on or Examples:
• Video of a boy with warts, before and after
• Video of a patient with suicidal depression, before and after
• Video of a patient with neurological symptoms post
• Video of the Alumina case, with hx of elevated Al levels
• Video of the man with 6-month long headache who was cured
in 10 minutes
(Note: The patients’ remedies are listed only on the site.)
Is homeopathy by itself sufficient in
healing your patients?
In many cases, yes. And, in many cases, no.
In children, homeopathy is often sufficient in curing their
various ailments. In adults, however, you will find that you
have to use all the tools available to us as naturopaths in
order to help your patients completely heal from the
various chronic ailments they are suffering from.
(Refer to “7 Steps to Healing” article on my clinic website,, for more information. Note:
Constitutional homeopathy is only one of the sevens steps
to healing even though it may be one of the most effective
therapeutic tools available to us.)
What is Visual Homeopathy (VH)?
Who can practice it?
“Visual Homeopathy” (VH) is a term I developed
to describe a video-based approach to learning
homeopathy rather quickly. Cases are taken by
keen visual observation and carefully listening to
the patient. In some cases, I might ask a few
questions to confirm my assessment.
The VH technique is developed to encourage
ND’s to incorporate basic homeopathy into their
Does the word “visual” mean that you
don’t listen or talk to the patient?
No. The word “visual” in “Visual
Homeopathy” does NOT imply that you do not
listen or talk to the patient. I initially came up
with the word “visual” since I found visual
observation of my patients to be the most
helpful aspect of the case-taking process.
Visual Homeopathy Seminars and
Seminar Notes
• I offer weekend seminars on Visual Homeopathy a few
times a year at various naturopathic schools. We
watch short clips from a pool of over 500 actual
patient videos and Hollywood movies demonstrating
the various remedies. (We watch numerous videos for
each constitutional type.)
• Presently, my Visual Homeopathy book is available
through the Bastyr bookstore as well as my clinic:
• The seminar notes (around 40 pages) for the VH
seminars are available free of charge on the website:
Format of the VH Seminars
• Set 1 (15 or more videos, one for each main
• Set 2 (15 or more videos, one for each main
• …
• Set 15 (15 or more videos, one for each main
Note: The cases get more and more difficult as you
progress from set 1 to set 15. You are initially not told
what a person’s remedy is, and are supposed to find it
yourself using the tools you are given in the class.
Format of the Seminars, part 2
• All the videos are also arranged in a second
– Calc carb folder (all the videos in this folder are
Calc carb)
– Pulsatilla folder (all the videos in this folder are
– Phosphorus (all the videos in this folder are
– ….
Pre-requisites for the VH Seminars?
No. Although it would be helpful to have
taken the beginning homeopathy classes at a
naturopathic school.
What is Constitutional Homeopathy?
A “constitutional” homeopathic remedy matches
the person on the physical AND
mental/emotional levels, and thereby can
significantly help a person on all three levels.
The patient’s personality traits and behavioral
patterns are absolutely key in finding the
“constitutional” remedy.
How many common constitutional
types are there?
In my opinion, you will see 15-20
constitutional types very commonly in a
primary care naturopathic practice. We cover
these constitutions in the book as well as in
the weekend seminars.
What is acute prescribing and how does
it differ from constitutional prescribing?
“Acute” prescribing is what is routinely utilized
by most naturopaths. As helpful as this can be
in many situations, it is not nearly as powerful
as “constitutional” prescribing. The reason is
that an acute remedy is only addressing a few
of the patient’s symptoms, as opposed to a
constitutional remedy which captures the
patient in his/her entirety, covering physical
as well as mental/emotional aspects of the
Identifying a Red Rose…
Do you need a plant identification book to
identify a red rose? Identifying Calc carb,
Phosphorus, or other very common (polycrest)
constitutional homeopathic types is just as simple
as identifying a red rose!
Using the Visual Homeopathy technique, you can
easily identify most of your patients’
constitutional remedies within minutes.
Do you have to repertorize to find a
person’s constitutional remedy?
In most cases, the answer is no. Using the
Visual Homeopathy techniques, you do not
have to spend hours trying to find a person’s
constitutional homeopathic remedy by
“repertorizing” a case. In fact, I rarely
repertorize my patients, and find the correct
remedy in nearly every case. Repertorization
is useful if you do not know a patient’s remedy
with a high level of certainty using the VH
techniques, or if they are not a top polycrest.
What is needed to practice VH?
1. A familiarity with the ESSENCE of each of the
top remedies, and their main few traits.
2. Astute observation skills to discern the
ESSENCE of the patient.
With just a little training and practice, you can
easily become very proficient in this approach
to constitutional prescribing.
Two-step approach to VH prescribing
1) Know the main features of the most
common constitutional types or polycrests.
2) Match the patient to one of these remedies.
Interpreting human behavior is critical
in constitutional homeopathy
Interpreting human behavior is the emphasis
of my weekend seminars. Finding the correct
remedy is not as much about learning the
numerous details regarding each homeopathic
remedy as it is about learning how to identify
various human traits.
Challenge #1 in Constitutional
The most important word of caution in
constitutional homeopathy is that you must
not be fooled by the patients’ superficial
words and gestures:
Not everyone who is angry is Nux vomica, and
not everyone who smiles is Phosphorus!
Challenge #2 in Constitutional
The fact that no two individuals of the same
constitution are identical is another major
difficulty in finding the correct constitutional
homeopathic remedy for a person.
Some of the VH descriptions are very
Since I am looking at the remedies from a
kinesthetic/energetic viewpoint, I have included
certain information about the main polycrests in my
book that is definitely not found in other homeopathy
books. Examples:
• Carcinosin has a “tight” energy.
• Silicas are most often very thin, and appear like the
cartoon character “Pinocchio”. This sort of information
is meant to be a memory aid for students.
• The “three I’s of Ignatia”: irritable, industrious and
Look at and listen to your patients very
• In order to properly interpret your patient’s
behavior and personality characteristics, you will
have to be very observant and attentive while
talking to your patient (or watching the VH
• You are trying to learn the essence of the patient,
and should not be confused by superficial
aspects such as the patient’s nationality, gender,
age, educational background, etc.
The main three VH tools
1) Polycrest Table: This table contains the main
traits of the most common polycrests.
2) Polycrest Algorithm: Classification of the top
polycrests into three categories.
3) Intensity Graph: Categorization of the top
polycrests based on their “intensity”.
I) Polycrest Table
Refer to the one-page word document in your
Polycrest Table
This table contains the main traits of the most
common polycrests.
Note that many remedies can have the traits
listed in each box; the ones listed are the most
likely to have that trait.
For example, under “very sensitive and gentle”, I
have listed Nat mur and Pulsatilla. This does not
mean that other remedies cannot be sensitive
and gentle; however, these two remedies are
definitely on the sensitive and gentle side.
You should be able to sense these
traits, but can also ASK…
You should be able to sense many of the traits
listed in the Polycrest Table yourself, and not have
to ask the person whether they possess them.
Patients are not going to volunteer a lot of this
information. Additionally, most of us cannot see
all of our own personality traits (especially the
“bad” ones)! If you see the word “ASK” next to a
word in this table, it means that you may simply
be able to ask the patient whether they possess
that particular trait or not.
Patient’s Choice of Words…
• I would NOT completely trust in the words
patients use to describe their personality traits or
behavioral patterns. So, you must have a clear
mind and a non-judgmental attitude to come up
with an accurate understanding of your patients’
For example, often patients use the words
“defensive” to mean “aggressive”. Or,
“anxious” to mean “irritable”.
Practitioner’s Choice of Words…
• In order to accurately come up with a person’s
remedy, you must get your words/concepts
straight. If you do, then the Polycrest Table
can be of great help.
For example, Nat murs are mild, and what I’d
call “soft”. However, they are NOT
“warm/sweet”. Pulsatilla and Phosphorus
individuals tend to be all the above.
How to find the remedy using the
Polycrest Table
• Identify the traits in boxes that best capture your
patient, such as soft, organized, etc.
• Find the remedies that are in common amongst
the boxes you picked.
• Choose the one remedy from this list that
matches your patient the best.
• Finalize your opinion by referring to ALL the
keynotes under the algorithm section in the
Visual Homeopathy book or notes (or any
Materia Medica) for the remedy you have picked.
EXAMPLES for use of Polycrest Table
1) Soft and organized: The only remedy in
common between these two boxes is
2) Hard working and irritable: The only remedy
in common is Ignatia.
3) Serious and flat affect: The only remedy in
common is Kali carb.
II) Polycrest Algorithm
This algorithm classifies the top polycrests into
three categories:
• 1) “Soft and Sweet” - Pulsatilla, Phosphorus,
and Carcinosin.
• 2) “Angry/Irritable” – Nux vomica, Lachesis,
Ignatia, Causticum and Kali carb.
• 3) “The Others” - Calc carb, Nat mur, Sulphur,
Sepia, Staphysagria, Silica, Medorrhinum, and
Meaning of the terms in the
Polycrest Algorithm
• 1) “Soft and Sweet”: The remedies in this category
almost always smile at you. They are often soft,
sweet and warm-hearted.
• 2) “Angry/Irritable”: These remedies tend to be
angry and/or highly irritable.
• 3) “The Others”: This category includes
constitutional types that do not nicely fit into the
“soft and sweet” category nor the “angry/irritable”
The key in using the Algorithm
The key in using the Polycrest Algorithm is in
being able to correctly put your patient into one
of these three categories. Ask yourself during
the interview, what state is the patient in for the
MAJORITY of the time?
Example: Anyone can be angry, but is every
constitution angry much of the time? No, but
Nux vomica has a constant undertone of anger to
their personality, and is therefore listed under the
“angry/irritable” category.
Animal analogies in the algorithm
For each of the main remedies, I have noted
an animal that best captures the essence of
that remedy. The animal analogy is written in
A person is a subset of a remedy,
not vice versa!!!
Not all of the statements about a particular
remedy have to be present in every person
who needs that remedy. For example, not all
Sulphurs have to be lazy. Not all Pulsatillas are
***Comparison and contrast between
similar remedies…
In the “Seminar Notes” available at, I have written
about how similar top polycrest remedies
compare and contrast. If you are stuck between
two very similar remedies, you will find the
comparison and contrast section useful. For
example, if you are trying to decide whether your
patient is Pulsatilla or Phosphorus, both of which
are in the “soft and sweet” category, then you
should refer to this section.
Which physical symptoms/keynotes
are important?
The physical symptoms listed under each remedy in my notes are
what I consider to be the MOST important ones because you will
most likely actually encounter these in your patient population.
Nat mur is often dry. They are often constipated and/or have dry
Phosphorus has weak lungs, and females tend to have heavy
menstrual bleeding.
Pulsatilla is typically thirstless despite of having a dry mouth!
How do I use the physical keynotes?
I first pick a remedy that matches a person’s
personality traits and behavioral patterns. THEN,
I will use the physical keynotes as
“confirmatory” symptoms.
Example: Once I see a reserved and polite person
who matches the constitution Nat mur, then I ask
them about dryness in their body: “Do you tend
towards constipation? Do you have dry skin?”
And, Nat murs often do have dryness in their
1. “Soft and Sweet” Remedies:
Black or dark brown hair
Blond, light brown or red hair
Phosphorus or Pulsatilla
Is the patient’s hair color natural?
In using the previous illustration, you need to
know if the patient’s hair color is natural, or is
it dyed? I have never met a Carcinosin patient
who does not have dark hair! However,
Pulsatilla and Phosphorus individuals can
come with any hair color. Realizing the above
point can be useful in helping you identify a
person’s constitutional remedy if they are in
the “soft and sweet” category.
(Woody Allen, Betty White, Jonah Hill)
Emotionally, very young for their age
Very mild and soft, and often sweet
Emotionally needy/clingy- loves to hug. People pleasers. “Mama’s baby”
Very weepy. Sometimes can’t control crying
Very social
Can be annoying and/or hyper
SRP (Strange-rare-and-peculiar): Thirstless, but often with a dry mouth
Easily changeable mood. Emotional swings (Bipolar type)
Often are blond in the U.S.
Pulsatilla men are often effeminate.
Ear infections even in adults (Kids get a lot of ear infections too)
Animal analogy: Baby animals of all sorts such as baby duck or baby chick,
or a cat when it’s curled up on the couch.
(Alexis Bledel)
• Very kind and sweet (probably the kindest remedy, even more than
• Often has romantic eyes
• Has many fears and worries
• “Tight” energy (a bit tense, but not forceful)
• Why tense? Because of too much fear/worry
• Black or dark brown hair (I’ve never seen a blond Carcinosin)
• Clean and organized (fastidious)
• Has significant digestive problems
• Passionate people who have a sense of longing/romance in eyes
• Loves to dance (in most cases), in order to release her tension.
• Sometimes uncomfortable socially (trying too hard to be nice)
• Blue hue to their sclera
• (Animal: lovebirds)
(Julia Roberts)
• Warm and very social (can socialize with anyone)
• Relaxed like Sulphur (but not arrogant like Sulphur)
• Expansive (especially the large body type) and dispersed energy (as
opposed to Carcinosin whose energy is tight).
• Often has scattered thinking
• Bubbly personality and very talkative
• Very comfortable in social settings (versus Carcinosin which is
uncomfortable socially)
• Emotionally independent and stronger (as opposed to Pulsatilla who is
needy and dependent on others)
• Tendency towards respiratory problems (chronic cough, asthma,
recurrent bronchitis or pneumonia in cold months, etc.)
• Tendency towards heavy bleeding (nasal, menstrual, etc.)
• Least controlling of all the polycrests
• Animal analogy: Bunny
2) Angry/Irritable Remedies
Kali carb
Nux vomica
• All about social welfare/justice for all; often involved
in volunteer activities to help a social cause
• Great anger over injustice
• Very sincere
• Always strong personalities
• Sometimes irritable. If irritable, their irritability might
feel a bit like Ignatia.
• OCD (checking and rechecking tasks compulsively)
• Body temperature is cold
• Almost always have some neurological symptoms
(Kathy Bates, Catherine O’Hara, Diane Sawyer)
Three I’s of Ignatia: Irritable, Industrious, and Idealistic.
Raw nerve feeling about them (irritable)
Touchy and cranky
Type A
Often high strung and idealistic, works hard to reach her ideals
Predominantly a female remedy
Sighs often to release the tension inside
Can be very critical of others
Connects well with others
Body temperature is not an issue (unlike the other intense
• Sometimes there is a feature in her face that is not normal
• The shape of the lips is often a giveaway- they reflect anger
• Animal analogy: A cat whose tail is being stepped on
Kali carb
Very rigid, inflexible and emotionally dry
Extremely organized
Very serious (often intimidating to others)
Cannot read the emotion behind their eyesVery cold and impersonal feeling about them
• Similar to military officials
• Passionate and intense
• Aggressive
• Very verbal and enjoys engaging with you
emotionally during the interview
• She feels hot/warm physically.
• Often has left sided symptoms
• Animal analogy: Snake
Nux vomica
(Dr. Oz, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver)
Serious and angry
Type A and discontent
Extremely hardworking
Very masculine (males and females)
Very organized
Body feels cold
Usually, she has definition to her facial bones
(unless very overweight)
• Animal analogy: Lion
3) “The Other” Common Remedies
Calcarea carbonica (Calc carb)
Natrum muriaticum (Nat mur)
Calcarea carbonica (Calc carb)
Very hard working
Very stubborn
Harsh/tough energy, but not intense
Emotionally and intellectually simple people
Always chubby or overweight
Animal analogy: Ox
• Bossy towards those with less authority
• Subservient and respectful (due to fear) towards those with more
• (The above makes Lycopodium. more difficult to perceive than other
• Very intellectual, serious, and emotionally dry
• Poor self-esteem and feelings of inferiority
• Some are introverted and some are extroverted
• Often has abdominal bloating and liver problems
• Similar to Nux v. in that it is a great remedy for liver problems
• (Lycopodium is found in UNDA #243 and #1, both are for liver.)
• Often right-sided problems
• Often has deep brow furrows
• (Animal analogy: Owl. Owls are quiet thinkers.)
(Leonardo DiCaprio)
• Extremist in all ways: physically, mentally, and
• Most are excessively and often inappropriately social
(more social than Sulphur and Phosphorus); some are
excessively reserved and timid
• Gazes right into your eyes
• Full of desires, yet many fears
• Better with discharges; develops severe illness with
suppression of d/c
(Animal: A puppy)
Natrum muriaticum (Nat mur)
(Colin Firth)
• Reserved and “closed” (averse to consolation, at least when
initially upset)
• Quiet and not very talkative
• Very proper
• Vulnerable and gentle (overly sensitive)
• Can get teary-eyed easily
• They can be the nicest people- even nicer than the “soft and sweet”
category, but are not necessarily “sweet”; they are just nice and
• Often artistic
• Perfectionist
• Body is on the dry side (look for constipation and/or dry skin)
• Animal analogy: Turtle with head tucked in
• Nat mur actor: Colin Firth playing the role of father in “Nanny
(Sylvester Stallone and Queen Latifah)
• Often (not always) flat affect and flat voice- She
is unexcitable and appears bored
• Can be nasty and rude when upset (or even when
not upset)
• Has a cool and “I don’t care” attitude
• “Sepia” (sallow yellowish brown) colored skin
• Sepia women often have gynecological problems
(Estelle Getty )
Very poor physical health (numerous physical ailments)
Extremely organized
Extremely detail oriented
Extremely stubborn (but can also give in easily, as opposed to Calc
carb who is stubborn and does not give in.)
As a rule, not the warmest personality
Can physically carry themselves like royalty
Often very thin, and never fat (as opposed to Calc carbs who are
always chubby or overweight, and are never thin)
Almost always have constipation and/or other GI issues
Animal analogy: Mouse
Actress: Estelle Getty as Sophia (the grandmother in Golden Girls)
• Shy
• Suppressed anger/frustration (ready to explode) - You
can feel the anger under the surface, in an overall nice
person. (This is in contrast to Nux vomica, whom you
will definitely know is angry- it won’t be under the
• Comes across as sweet/polite (but not as sweet as the
people in the soft and sweet category)
• They internally feel as if they are royalty- feel superior
to others. However, they do not act prideful or carry
themselves as if royalty like Silica might.
• High libido
(Ted Levine- Captain in TV Show Monk)
• Social
• Intellectual, always trying to figure things out, and has an
opinion about everything
• Often arrogant
• Some tend to be lazy and messy
• Relaxed body language. Their relaxedness is similar to
• Feels warm/hot
• Often has problems with skin and/or acid reflux
• Actors: Ted Levine playing Captain in TV show Monk. And,
Matthew Gray Gubler playing Dr. Reid in TV Show "Criminal
Minds"; If he is not Sulphur, he is certainly acting like one.
3) Intensity Graph
Spikes on the Intensity Graph
This graph is a major overgeneralization, and
does not represent all possible states of each
remedy. It shows, in a simplified way, the
general essence of each of the most common
remedies based on their intensity. The spikes
in the graph represent anger or emotional
outbursts. Pointy spikes represent more
intense (and tense), abrupt outbursts.
Rounder spikes are softer and gentler
More on the Intensity Graph
• Very intense and angry: Nux vomica, Lachesis,
Causticum, and Ignatia
• Medium to high intensity: Sulphur
• Medium intensity: Calc carb (very level energy in a
rather healthy way)
• Medium to low intensity (lively, but not angry):
Carcinosin, Phosphorus, and Pulsatilla
• Low intensity, but w/ intense anger outbursts:
• Low intensity: Silica and Nat mur
• Low intensity and energetically “flat”: Sepia
(Note: Not all the top remedies can be illustrated on
this graph.)
Polycrests versus Non-polycrests…
If your patient’s mental/emotional picture
does not match any of the main polycrests,
then you are likely dealing with a nonpolycrest constitution. It is far more difficult
to find a remedy for your patient if they have
a constitution that is not a poly-crest.
Choice of Potency
• The subject of dosing/redosing can be rather complicated. I have a
whole section in my book on this subject. Summary:
• I’d recommend starting out with a 200C unless you are not
confident of your choice.
• If not confident of your choice, you can give 30C.
• If very confident, and if the person is not too chronically ill, give 1M.
• Children do great with 1M. Adults with numerous health conditions
may get aggravated with 1M, so should start with lower potencies
such as 200C (or if not confident of your remedy choice, 30C).
• For mental/emotional, I’d recommend higher potencies such as 1M,
or even 200C. Lower potencies are not nearly as helpful on the
mental/emotional level as the higher potencies.
How often to dose?
Higher potencies seem to last much longer. A 12C or
30C may last hours/days; however, the 200C/1M may
last weeks.
During acute conditions such as the flu, patients often
require their remedy more often than when they are
being treated for their chronic illnesses.
-For acute illnesses, dosing may be as often as
once every 1-2 days.
-For chronic illnesses, dosing is often needed once
every several weeks, on average once a
How do you know when to redose?
• Basically, when the benefits of the previous dose
of the remedy has mostly worn off, it’s probably
time to offer the next dose.
• Note that the benefits may be on
mental/emotional as well as physical level.
– Ex: Constipation and depression in a Nat mur. If the
remedy is helping both, but after a few weeks, the
depression returns full force, but the constipation is
still better, you can redose.
How often to redose?
• Patients often love their remedy, so they want to
take their remedy very often. As you know, if
you take your remedy too often, you can “prove”
it; in other words, develop the very symptoms
you are trying to treat!
• So, a good rule of thumb I share with my patients
– If you are having 1-2 “bad” days, that does not mean
you need your remedy. (“Bad” means feeling as if
your remedy has worn off by at least 50%.)
– If you continue to feel very badly, then you can
consider redosing.
Does coffee really antidote
homeopathic remedies?
• Refer to the “coffee” page on for more information.
• Unfortunately, coffee (regular or decaf) almost always
antidotes single dose homeopathic remedies.
• The antidoting effect can be complete and immediate
versus partial and gradual.
– In other words, for one person, one cup of coffee can
entirely antidote their remedy within minutes. For
another person, one cup may antidote their remedy by
20% every time they drink it.
Let’s watch some patient videos…
How are you going to learn these top
remedies very well?
Reading homeopathy books by itself is
definitely not sufficient in finding the correct
constitutional remedy for your patients. The
VH tools discussed here are meant to help
you, but are not a replacement for actual
patient observation (either in person or on
video). Basically, you need to closely observe
at least several people of the same
constitution to develop a feeling for that
particular constitutional type.
Start With…
• In my experience,
– It’s much easier to find a woman’s remedy than it
is a man’s remedy.
– It’s much easier to find an adult person’s remedy
than it is a child’s remedy.
– It’s much easier to find a native person’s remedy
than it is a non-native person’s remedy.
Watch the patient videos on
There are numerous actual patient videos on
the Visual Homeopathy website (on various
pages). Creation of this website has taken
much time and financial resources. Please
feel free to take advantage of this extensive
learning tool.
Visual Homeopathy Book
The Visual Homeopathy book covers:
-The three main ideas in VH, including the algorithm, the
table, and the intensity graph.
-Materia Medica of the most common polycrests, with
comparison and contrast among these remedies
-Practical information on dosing and re-dosing
-Key questions to ask patients
-Definition of what I mean by certain words in Visual
Homeopathy (such as intensity, sweet, etc.)
-What each constitution can expect from their remedy
-Mechanism of action of homeopathy
-Other ideas on homeopathic theory and practice
Homeopathy and the Pandemic Flu
What is the Genus Epidemicus?
It is a remedy which is found to be curative in the
majority of cases of the same disease (i.e.
epidemics or pandemics). Hahnemann taught
that the genus epidemicus remedy should be
chosen by the uncommon characteristic
symptoms of all the patients, not the common
symptoms of the epidemic disease.
Homeopathy and the Pandemic Flu
Check out Dr. Paul Herscu’s website on the flu:
Herscu Laboratory has developed a number of
tools that may be useful in the tracking and
clinical treatment of the current flu pandemic.
One of the tools is a questionnaire that tells
you if the patient is a good candidate for the
genus epidemicus remedy.
More Videos to be Posted on
I will be placing more videos on the VH site
every once in a while as I gather new ones.
Therefore, keep checking this site periodically
if you are interested in watching more videos.
Hollywood and Homeopathy…
On the site,
you will find a growing list of famous
individuals and their suspected constitutional
• Profile the patient into one of the 3 categories: soft/sweet,
angry/irritable, or “the others”. This narrows your choice
down to a few remedies.
• Use physical symptoms to confirm your choice.
• Read the comparison/contrast section online or in the book
to figure out the exact remedy.
• If not confident, start with a 30C potency.
– If the 30C helps at all on any level (mental/emotional/physical),
when it wears off, then prescribe a 200C potency.
– If the 30C doesn’t help, either your choice was wrong, or the
30C was not strong enough, or the person is too ill to show any
You can purchase a copy
of the Visual Homeopathy
book here today, or
through the Bastyr
Bookstore or my clinic.
Patient Videos and VH Seminars
Available on the Internet
I am currently looking into making the remainder
of my patient videos (over 500) available on the
internet for a fee so that you can view them at
your own convenience. If you are interested,
please email me so that we can contact you when
this service is available.
Note: For some common constitutions (such as
Phosphorus or Pulsatilla), I have over 40-50
actual patient videos. For some other less
common constitutions, I might have only a few.
Contact Information
Speaker: Sharum Sharif, ND
Email: [email protected]
Clinic website:
Teaching website:
• Email me if you would like to
be notified of future classes.
Thank you for your interest in
In my opinion, homeopathy is the most
effective tool we have in combating
pandemics and a myriad of serious ailments
such as autism and depression. Therefore, it
brings me great joy to help make homeopathy
easier to learn for students as well as
practitioners of homeopathy.

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