Certificate in Acute Homeopathy

Basic Course

Learn to care for your clients, family and friends in six months or less.

Acute Homeopathy Course Description

Module One is a complete training in basic, classical homeopathy, for acute conditions that have a sudden onset and resolve quickly. Examples of acute conditions treatable by homeopathy include viral and bacterial infections, injuries, and emotional trauma.

You will learn the 30 most important remedies in acute prescribing for treating acute conditions for friends, family, and patients. You will also learn how to use the repertory and take a thorough acute case, choose a remedy, and a potency. This course must be completed before continuing into clinical training and the advanced program to become a professional homeopath.

Upon completion of this basic acute course, you are invited to join the Homeopathy Compassion Network for free training and support in practice building, outreach, and  helping your community during epidemics, disasters, and other emergencies. Homeopathy shines during tough times!

I wanted to say thank you for creating such a wonderful course. 

Now that I have had a chance to really look at everything, and to listen to the introductory lecture, I have come to realize that yours is the course I was looking for all along! Thank you for existing and staying true to sound principles. Thank you for giving me the oportunity to learn from your vast experience. Thank you for keeping homeopathic education affordable and flexible!

Mary Smith

Module One student

Our program is entirely online. As one of the first schools to offer a comprehensive distance learning program, it is very thorough and complete.  It consists of six audio sessions that take about five hours each to listen to, plus accompanying exercises, reading, study and quizzes. Expectations, assignments, and quizzes are clearly defined. There are quizzes which are emailed to you when you have completed each session to evaluate your knowledge of that session. A file of cases, study material and related journal articles are included with each session.

Besides listening to, and participating in, each of the approximately five-hour audio sessions, an additional fifteen to twenty hours of home study per session is also necessary to qualify for a certificate and get the most out of the course. For most people, we recommend completing one session per month, making this a six-month course.

However, it can be done in any time frame within one year that is comfortable for the student. After one year, extensions may be applied for and may be subject to an additional fee.

You will receive the course materials electronically (workbooks as pdf files, along with mp3 audio files for the actual classes) or you can opt for a hard copy of the workbooks for an additional fee of $225 which includes shipping within the US.

The following five topics are covered in each session:

  • Homeopathic Philosophy: Studies from the classic work The Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, with accompanying readings in Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy by Kent.
  • Skills: The entire acute case-taking process is taught thoroughly and methodically. Each month a new step is added and skills are developed. Topics include case-taking, case analyses, case evaluation and management, repertorization, and potency selection.
  • Therapeutics: Each session covers a different acute therapeutic topic. These include Psycho-Emotional Conditions (travel, insomnia, acute anxiety, and grief); Musculoskeletal Conditions; Upper Respiratory Infections; Injuries and Trauma; Ear, Nose, and Throat; and Gastrointestinal Conditions.
  • Materia Medica: Studies of six or seven homeopathic remedies associated with the session’s therapeutic topic. The first remedy listed in the syllabus is studied in more depth, the focus for the other remedies is on their essential characteristics.
  • Case Studies: Applying all that we’ve learned to actual cases.


I've used homeopathy for many years and fumbled my way to success, but I could NEVER solve my headache cases. When I enrolled in Caduceus and received my books, the first thing I did was peruse the head; pain section of Kent's Repertory.  All I could think was, "Wow! No wonder I can't cure headaches!"  After being educated, it is so much easier. My headaches are history. Thank you so much, Willa!

Annie E.

Certificate in Acute Homeopathy

Learn to care for your clients, family and friends in six months or less

Requirements for the Certificate of Acute Homeotherapeutics

Students qualify for a certificate in Acute Homeotherapeutics by completing all six sessions of Module One, including handing in all required written work, completing five quizzes, and submitting an acute case write-up prepared according to the guidelines provided. Written work may be handed in via fax, e-mail, or postal mail and must be typed or neatly handwritten.

Unsolicited Praise from a New Graduate

“Thank you for a great education – you are a wonderful teacher who really knows her stuff and I have enjoyed every minute of my education with you guys (great voice on tape – a true listening pleasure). I will have pride listing the Caduceus school as my place of education on my business brochures.”
Jessica B, Houston, TX

Unsolicited Praise from a New Student

“I just wanted to tell you how much I love your program. I have been reading on my own for awhile on homeopathy and have the basics, but am learning so much from your course that I just didn’t know. I started listening to the MP3 and it is really neat. I like the fact that the course works like a classroom. Most distance programs are simply read the book and answer the questions, but this is just like being in the class only for those of us who can’t make it.”
Jennifer C, Toronto, Canada

Module One Syllabus 

Here is a description of what you learn in each session of the module.

Session one

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 1-5
Skills: Intro to Repertory, Homeopathic Terminology, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Travel, Insomnia, Acute Anxiety, Exhaustion, Grief
Materia Medica: Arsenicum, Aconite, Argentum nitricum, Coffea, Cocculus, Ignatia, Tabacum

session two

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 6-11
Skills: Classification, and Treatment of Acute Disease, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Acute Neuralgias, Headaches
Materia Medica: Nux vomica, Natrum muriaticum, Rhus tox., Magnesium phosphoricum, Colocynthis, Belladonna

Session Three

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 12-20
Skills: Acute Case-taking, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Acute upper respiratory infections
Materia Medica: Phosphorus, Gelsemium, Drosera, Rumex, Spongia, Antimonium-t.

Session four

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 21-29
Skills: Symptom Classification, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Injuries and trauma
Materia medica: Lachesis, Arnica, Bryonia, Ruta, Ledum, Cantharis, Hypericum

Session five

 

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 30-44
Skills: Potency Selection, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Sinusitis, Coryza, Phayngitis, Otitis Media
Materia Medica: Pulsatilla, Apis, Allium cepa, Chamomilla, Mercury, Hepar sulph, Kali bichromicum

Session six

Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 45-64
Skills: Acute Case Management, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Diarrhea, Vomiting
Materia Medica: Lycopodium, Aloe, Cuprum, Ipecac, Podophyllum, Veratrum album

Book list for module one

The following texts are required for module one. Many of them double as professional reference books that you will use in your practice.

Some of these books are available inexpensive Indian hardcovers . Prices may change without notice. Total cost for the required books is estimated to be under $200, but please check for current prices. Used copies are often available on Amazon for further savings.

  • Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica by JT Kent
  • Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica by JT Kent
  • Homeopathic Emergency Guide by Kruzel
  • Materia Medica of Homeopathic Medicines by Phatak
  • Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy by JT Kentby Grossinger
  • Organon of Medicine  (Kunzli edition with green cover) by Samuel Hahnemann
  • Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy Lansky

Optional texts

These texts are mentioned in the classes but are not required for study.  

  • Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms  by Morrison
  • Materia Poetica by Chatroux
  • Dictionary of Homeopathic Medical Terminology by Yasgur
  • Acute Therapeutics for the Homeopathic Practitioner by Amara

Certificate in Acute Homeopathy

Learn to care for your clients, family and friends in six months or less