Dr. (Mrs.) Arpana Pareek
Reader, Dept Of Repertory
Smt. KBAHMC, Chandwad
The important aim of computer is
to provide the demanded result
after supplying essential data to
The computer consists of
Hardwares and software. The
Visual display unit or monitor – it‟s
function is to screen up the data
supplied to it.
Key board – by which we can talk with
the computer. It is useful to send the
necessary message to the computer. It
contains Keys, which are of two types
Standard type writer keys.
CPU – Central processing unit – It is the
heart of the computer where all data is
processed and analysed. It possesses
RANDOM ASSES MEMORY whose
function is to have a stock of
information. If the information is more
it requires separate storehouse for
preserving information, which is called
Others - Printer, scanner, multimedia
kit, Web Camera etc.
All these parts are unitedly names as
“HARDWARE”. Another part of the
apparatus, which is more important,
is named as „APPLICATION
SOFTWARE.” It helps to direct the
hardware and its parts to work out
For getting Similimum by using
repertories many people started
searching for quick technique.
Several people developed cards
but because of limitations, card
technique was remained behind.
Many people almost
developing computer based
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In or after 1979 computerized
programmes like Le Repertoire
de kent, Melanie and „LAMINA‟
Lamina homoeopathic repertory
analysis system was developed in
Australia and it was covering
14700 and plus symptoms.
This work was based on Kent‟s
It is wrong to judge that
computers will give us the
answer with minimal efforts.
Computers are merely a tool
to aid our thinking and help us
Homoeopathy will always be
an human art despite its solid
Computer can be very useful to
new Homoeopaths with limited
knowledge of Polychrest and also
guides old Homoeopaths to
consider smaller remedies.
Now with the advent of handy
laptops and power books, it is
easy to use them during
interview with more interactions
and side by side analysis.
Since the late 1980 number of
computer programme have
Out of these Homoeopathic
Program's MAC Repertory,
RADAR, Hompath, CARA,
Homoepathicum digital 1, 2 HRS
– Homoeopathic Repertorization
system etc. gained prominence.
History of Homeopathic Software
1979 – Le Repertaise De Kent
1986 – Mac Repertory, based on
1986 – Hompath, Dr. Jawahar Shah
1987 – RADAR (Rapid Aid to Drug
Aimed Research), Archibel Belgium
1988 – CARA (Computer assisted
repertorial analysis), Miccant UK
1994 – Polycresta, Dolphin
cybernetics comp, Bombay
Organon 96 – Prepared by Institute
of Clinical Research ICR, Bombay by
Dr. Dilip Dixit
Stimulare, Qu-bit Homoeo
Kenbo Homoeopathic Software, Dr.
Takeshwar Jain, PP Homoeopathic
Lab Pvt LtD., Jaipur, India
Mercurius (Basic) Homoeopathic
Software, Aeon Group Ltd of
SLOVAKIA, distributed in India by
Health soft, Karnal.
Kentian, Dr. R. P. Patel and G.I. Patel
from Sai, Homoeo Book Corporation,
Kerala, India. It does automatically the
analysis, evaluation, and even classifies
the miasms. There are different methods
of repertorization. The result screen
displays the similimum along with its
Pc Kent, SARL evidence
Hres – India. Repertorization, eliminative
repertorization, miasmatic repertorization, MM,
comparative MM, Drug essence, relationship of
remedies, Homo philosophy, clinical experiences from
masters, classical articles, diet restrictions in
homoeopathy, taking patient case by referring to the
respective organ, case reviewing on each visit,
maintenance of patient directory, treatment directory,
creation of doctor‟s own repertories etc. Special
features include human anatomy, physiology, human
diseases, medical, manual, nutrition, first aids, food
restrictions in diseases, medical dictionary etc.
Homoeopathic Remedy Browser – prepared
to improve our knowledge of mm and to confirm our
choice of medicine using rubrics derived from the
There are some other software
available besides these:
The Lamina – Lamina Pvt Ltd Australia
Homoeorep – Boenninghausen
technique, Dr. Robert Bacheleric,
Comrep – Samuel
The Profile – Dr. J. Vidlard, France
The Samuel – The cooperative
Micro Path – Micro Therapeutics Ltd.
QUEST – Atul Systems
Similimum 2000 – Kerala
Remedy 2000 – Holistic, India
Jacobs Homoeopathic Prescribe -
useful for prescribing in acute cases
EZ4U – Jacques, Paris
Repertorium Homoeopathicum - Brazil
ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER
We can save a lot of time and concentrate
only on the patient and art of
homoeopathy leaving the routine job on
Process is more enjoyable & more
exciting because it allows playing with
the information put in making
eliminations, looking at what changes
occur when you add or remove
It saves time of writing out all the rubrics
and prints it all out neatly.
It reduces the manual work.
Real advantage of a computer
repertory will be to search through
the Materia Medica for symptoms not
found in the repertory. This process
is only possible because of computer.
Besides the pure work of
repertorization, the computer is an
excellent tool to collect information
and have it ready to display in
therapy or teaching.
It helps to create data banks of
cured cases and to be in contact via
Homoeo net with Homoeopaths all
over the world.
Different programs have different
contents and number of book that
help to ready references.
Creates impression on patient.
DISADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER
Computer won‟t accept slightest
typing error, it is wrong to judge that
computers will give the answer with
It is not the solution or computer
does not solve your problems and
find the indicated remedy when your
perceiving of the case is wrong.
Human factor is secondary important
so one cannot improve the power of
One can not always depends upon
For proper case taking and selection
of symptoms computer does not
help, it is the job of physician at last.
Today Hompath is the most popularly
used software amongst homoeopathic
practitioners, teachers and students
throughout the world
HOMPATH is the brainchild of Dr. Jawahar
Shah, M.D. (Hom), Mumbai, who
recognized the immense power of
computers as early as in the beginning of
eighties and introduced the most
revolutionary concept of computerized
repertorization and searching the
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It is chiefly a product for the practicing
Homeopath and P.G. students.
This software is most easy to use and
economical as compared to other software
It is complete software with much more
information as compared to any other software
Hompath MD comprises of 13 CDs – 17
modules, 29 repertories, 300 books, MM of
1437 remedies, keynotes of 477 remedies,
compilation of 5000 cases and articles of
masters‟ from various journals of past 100
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4. Patient Management system
6. Links Tresorie
7. Materia Medica Elite
8. Materia Medica Live
9. Hompath Organizer
10. Case analysis
11. Cure 1
12. Cure 2
13. Cure 3
14. Cure 4 - Spiders
15. Cure 5
17. Homoeopathic Pharmacy
1. Complete repertory
2. Kent‟s Repertory
4. Boenninghausen (BBCR)
5. Boericke‟s Repertory
6. Boger (Boger Synoptic Key)
7. Clarke‟s Repertory
9. Gentry Repertory
10. Knerr‟s Repertory
11. Lippe‟s Repertory
12. Phatak‟s Repertory
13. Robert‟s Repertory
B Bach Flower
C. Bio chemic
15. Therap (BTPB)
16. Ward‟s Repertory
More than 300 books on Materia Medica,
Philosophy, Therapeutics, Pharmacy,
Regional Therapeutics etc. covering a
wide range of homoeopathic subjects
spread across 1-lakh pages (1,00,000
Patient – Previous Patients, new patient, select patient, select physician, speed
Repertory - Rubric selection, quick repertory
Search – Repertory, Intelligent word search, quick search
Extract – Convert rep to MM, Group Symptoms
My Repertory – User Rep, Mat Med Repertory
Mat Med – Open MM, Search MM, My favorite remedies
Utilities - Rep Tot, Remedy list, Remedy Editor, similimum, pack n go,
send feedback, Text to voice
M.D. info – Colleges, topics, syllabus
Hompath Family – Archives, PMS, Homutil, Case analysis, Tresorie,
This is a large library. You can search as
well as read any remedy, topics, read any
authored books. It contains
An interesting combination of set of tools and
utilities which can be used to enhance your
experience of using HOMPATH.
This module offers many practical and clinical
application hints useful for students as well as
practitioners. It contains.
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PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
It allows an easy way to store and update
all the information and update all the
information about the patient. It includes
This module helps to analyze all the
details of your cases including your
successes and failures in practice.
This option is useful for presentations and
lectures as well as for documenting and
analyzing cases for enhancing practice.
This is directly connected to the follow up
and diagnosis from where it can pick up
data on the basis of the query defined by
This is another characteristic feature of
this software, which allows the physician
to maintain a personalized Journal in the
form of HOMPATH ASSIST.
There are sub modules like
Organizer – useful to maintain record of imp
visit dates, patient‟s appointments, other
appointments schedules and events
Bills ‟n‟ more – to maintain patient‟s bills 7
Address book – Maintain all business and
personal contacts through the address book.
This is a separate CD in which you will get
compilation of over 5000 articles based
on practical, clinical and Homoeopathic
experience of many generations of
Masters and expert homoeopathic
practitioners. It incorporates articles
from the following journals.
The journal of the American Institute of
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Links Tresorie has over 800 articles based
on practical, clinical and Homoeopathic
experiences of modern contemporary
expert homoeopathic practitioners.
It contains articles from „international
Homoeopathic Links‟ from 1987 to 2000
This module comes with interesting
feature allows changing of fonts, color,
size etc. for easy readability.
MATERIA MEDICA LIVE
This part of knowledge software comes as
a separate C. D. where 22 remedies come
alive and they are presented in an
animated PPT and interesting audio-
This is the first Multimedia CD in
The presentation is fantastic with
animation and voice over for easiest
understanding of these remedies.
It will surely leave an impression on your
mind about the remedy.
Remedies included here are
Agaricus Cannabis Indica
Cannabis Sativa China officinalis
Oenanthe Crocata Opium
Tarentula Cubensis Tarentula Hispanica
MATERIA MEDICA ELITE
Just like MM Live this is also a
presentation of Materia Medica and a
part o Hompath Classic software.
It contains almost every detail of 31
Data is collected from various
authoritative sources and designed in
To a student, this CD will definitely
provide you a new perspective to
understand and study remedies.
Remedies included here are
Agnus Ammonium Mur
Ambra Grisea Apocyanum
Arsenic Iodum Anacardium
Alumina Acetic acid
Calc ars Digitalis
Kali brom Nat carb
Nux mos Opium
CURE 5 – Ssrh
Introducing Dr. Sehgal‟s School OF
Arrive readily at the similimum with this
„simple and practical‟ method!
A precise and comprehensive package of
information about the Sehgal‟s method.
A method that has been practiced
successfully by thousands of
A utility tool that will „Revolutionized‟
your practice completely!
CURE 4 – Spiders
Glimpses into the world of spiders:
another precious Gem for your treasure
chest of knowledge! In-depth study of 13
Remedies of Spider Group:
Power Point presentations & flow charts
Complete understanding to real
A spectacular presentation to enrich your
knowledge of Homoeopathy:
Special detailed feature on HIV and its management
Teaching of Robin Murphy and his regional
New provings of Panthera tigris
In-depth understanding of the Tubercular miasm.
111 cases treated by Dr. Kent himself.
More than 250 MM for various Natrum remedies
All Natrum rubrics compiled from 29 different
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A superpotentized dose of Homoeopathic
Cured cases contributed by leading
Homoeopaths from the last century to the
modern mavericks of present times!
More than 50+ cured cases
In-depth study of Platina, Stramonium,
Repertory, Therapeutics, Materia Medica
and much more!
A marvelous presentation of
cases cured by homoeopathic
Vast knowledge of materia
medica, philosophy, pharmacy
All this has been presented un an
eye-pleasing and easy-to-
Complete and deeper understanding of
Miasms – the study of miasms made
easier and simpler especially for you!
Miasm is now available in English &
Detailed description of all 4 miasms along
with practical examples and cases of each
1500 + slides with images
Quick and precise method of Learning,
Revising and Teaching Pharmacy.
40 chapters of detailed information in
power point presentation.
MCQs for quick Evaluation and reference
A colourful interactive and innovative CD
A complete package of comprehensive
material in an attractive format.
Booklet on RADAR gives long form
as, Rapid Aid to Drug Aimed
Archibel Belgium developed this
The data is almost about 1.5 GB.
The most reliable and updated
repertory “Synthesis 9" is the basic
content of this software.
Before this, program was having
Synthesis 8, Kent‟s, Synthetic as well as
the MM like MM Pura, Allen‟s, Hering‟s
Synthesis 9 contains more than 3,00,000
additions as compare to the previous
Synthesis 9 is a voluminous
Homoeopathic Repertory containing
more than 1 million rubrics.
The most recent version of the
Repertorium Universale is now also
available in RADAR 9.
First this programme was included
with hardware of IBM.
Now a days this software is
available in following packages.
RADAR Professional with 171 books 10
techniques of analysis.
RADAR plus with 75 books
RADAR Apex with 681 books and 10
In this software there are 9 different
case taking methods through synthesis
This software has different parts as
Encyclopedia Homoeopathica: Reference
Win Chip: Patient Management System
Latest version of RADAR i.e. 9 is
most unique, scientific and user
In India, the responsibility of
serving this software is given to B.
Jain Group of New Delhi
Synthesis 9 is the main repertory of
This repertory is written by Dr. Fredrick
Schroyens and has taken the experience
and efforts of more than 3000 famous
experts from the field of Homoeopathy.
RADAR offers synthesis in several
Currently available are English, French,
German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and
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Murphy‟s, Kent, BTPB,
Boenninghausen‟s Repertory of the
Antipsoric remedies, BBCR,
Alphabetic repertory are other
important repertories available with
9th version of Synthesis repertory contains
3,00,000 new remedy references, more than
one million rubrics, 14,000 cross references and
More than 7,000 new symptoms from
Vithoulkas clinical practice.
Farokh Master‟s clinical bedside tips, over
10,000 symptoms from the works of Jan
Also new formation from Andre Saine
(Canada) more than 3200 clinical
W. Boericke Materia Medica
symptoms from the description of
the characteristics of the mind
Julion Materia medica of the
nosodes, Master Farokh clinical
observation of children‟s remedies.
Additions of three new chapters-
outer neck and throat, Urinary
organs, Genitalia and sexuality.
All symptoms from Roger Morison‟s
Desktop Guide have been integrated
more than 7,000 new symptoms
from Vithoulkas clinical practices are
Also 500 remedies have been
expanded to contain 50% more
information than in synthesis 8.
This software gives you no. of MM for
the comparisons after
In RADAR Programme, you can do
repertorization with the help of
Searching for rubrics
Analysis by family of remedies
Concepts and Themes
Comparison of Remedies
Two special features such as
It is an ideal tool for resolution of
This program is the contribution of Late
Dr. Prakash Vakil from Mumbai.
The Vakil module assists the Homoeopath
to confirm and differentiate remedies
based on three particular symptoms i.e,
the patient‟s tongue, patient‟s
preferences for any particular colour and
the phases of the moon.
So it helps to find the right remedy and
also to confirm a given remedy.
To differentiate between two closely
related remedies, the the live sounds
sample of cough integrated into VACS
helps the Homoeopaths in comparing and
confirming a remedy.
Various pictures of the tongue have been
added into this programme so that you
can easily judge the most prominent
remedy after matching it with the tongue
of the patient.
Herscue Module, by Paul Herscue, USA
This module brings order to your
Paul Herscue assists the Homeopath,
via messages and suggestions to
arrange the patient‟s symptoms into
the circle of basic ideas.
This analysis shows the remedies
most prominently present in all basic
ideas and is therefore most relevant
to the patient‟s case.
A multimedia option is one of the
important feature of this software.
In this facility you have the option of
seeing various disease photographs
and even listen to the sound clips of
a number of diseases like cough and
respiratory sounds of the patient.
Here there are lectures of worlds
famous homoeopaths on different
remedies with picture clips.
Paul Herscue module brings about
It brings organization to your case
Dramatically increase your success in
Learn MM in 10% of the time it
Develop a dynamic new understanding
of your patients.
Understand the underlying pattern or
totality of the case‟s symptoms.
Version 2.1 of Encyclopedia
Homoeopathica is updated in EH.
This part of the software is the MM
program that helps the beginner study
and cross-reference volumes of the
This part is also useful for analyzing
This is the largest multilingual
homoeopathic reference library, now
available in 7 languages.
There are 390 volumes in English – a
comprehensive library of rare and modern
literature of all Homoeopaths.
Almost 2,00,000 pages of books &
Integration between repertory and MM.
Even you can repertorise directly in the
This part has ability to search for
remedies cases and pathologies.
There are many cases of a particular
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EH is a huge library, which contains no. of
books up to the recent volumes of MM
Viva by G. Vithoulkas.
Search facility is useful for searching
through thousands of pages of MM,
therapeutics, Homoeopathic philosophy,
journals and cured cases.
Silent Features of EH:
More than 681 Titles
Unique features of Encyclopedias
Search time reduced to the minimum
Vastly improved Search Capabilities
Surpassing Word-Based Searches.
A truly comprehensive Library.
It contains more than 681 titles – A
comprehensive library of classic and
modern literature, including the
work of George Vithoulkas, Jan
Scholtan, Alphonse Geukens, France
Vermeulen, Fredrik Schroyens, Roger
Morrison, Nancy Herrick, Rajan
Sankaran, Bill Gray, Jonathan Shore,
Robin Murphy, Ananda Zaren and
More than 2,00,000 pages of
Contains the complete contents of
each book and journal browse as if
you were reading the original work.
Quickly search for any work,
combination of words or phrases.
Integration between repertory and
Limit analysis to a particular family
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Repertorize directly in MM
New revolutionzied graphic interface
Ability to search for remedies, cases,
Therapeutics, Journals and
Advanced multimedia capabilities.
Offers the ability to limit
repertorization to any selection of
Extract multiple cases of a particular
remedy from current and classical
Work with EH as you do with your
books: place bookmarks, add notes,
or highlight certain passages.
WINCHIP, another unique feature of
RADAR is a revolutionary took among
Homoeopathic software programmes.
This powerful patient database
programme helps you to keep track
of your patients, attach important
personal information, consultations,
Posology, remedy reactions,
It will even print the bills.
It is also a powerful research tool that
allows the practitioners to extract
information based on a no. of criteria or
Windows computerized Homoeopathic
information programme that supports
your Homoeopathic work with valuable
and instructive information about the
Every information related to patient you
could able to feed with the help of this
Winchip is easy to use and record
information in the table provided, in
the event of consultations over the
phone, the clinical details of the
patients can be quickly accessed.
So in short Win chip is the complete
management of the patient