Homœopathic Links 2018; 31(01): 025-035
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1637753
Materia Medica and Cases
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd.

Analyse This: The Eight-Box Method of Case Analysis

Rajan Sankaran
1  ‘The Other Song’—International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Publication Date:
30 March 2018 (online)


The main problem which students face is to synthesise the data received in case-taking and arrive at a remedy. Classifying the data of the chief complaint, the physical and mental generals, and the particulars into eight boxes has been developed as a tool in establishing the simillimum. This tool also proves extremely useful in the evaluation of symptoms when a case is re-taken and also in evaluating the progress of the patient during a follow-up.

About Dr. Rajan Sankaran

Dr. Rajan Sankaran is one of the founders of Homoeopathic LINKS and has supported the journal as guest editor and author throughout its 30 years of existence. He is internationally renowned as a clear thinker and is best known for his path-breaking concepts, especially his understanding of disease as a delusion, his use of mind symptoms and dreams, his classification of remedy states into kingdoms and his additions to the existing miasms. His recent work on the plant kingdom, the seven levels and new eight-box analysis, is fast gaining in popularity and promises to revolutionise Homeopathy. He is the head of The Other Song: International Academy of Advanced Homeopathy in Mumbai, India. ‘The other song’ is a combined teaching academy and clinic, which puts good health and well-being at the core of a culture dedicated to complete patient care. Situated in Mumbai, this institute is one of a kind, where a team of 35 doctors headed by Dr. Rajan Sankaran (the pioneer of the Sensation Approach in homeopathy) come together and practice homeopathy. At the academy, the students and practitioners are trained in advanced homeopathic practices, using new methodologies in combination with the traditional approaches, by ways of state-of-the-art technology. Participants watch live-case transmissions and gain invaluable clinical experience. The academy is also a meeting point for different schools of thought in homeopathy, where renowned homeopaths—both national and international, are invited, to share their knowledge and experience so that there is a constant flow of ideas on a common platform. See www.theothersong.com.