In this book, Dr. Jayesh Shah shares with us cases of patients who have done extremely well with remedies from the second series of the periodic table, remedies that for the most parts have probably been under-prescribed until now because we did not have a deep understanding of their core aspects. His comments and analysis of those cases reveal the essence of remedies in this row, and allow the reader to understand the subtle differences when one goes from one column to the next. Dr. Shah also introduces us to his clear understanding of the issue of structure in mineral remedies: It is as if each of these mineral remedies on the periodic table has a sensation of a certain number attached to it. This number correlates to the atomic number in the periodic table. As you go from above down and from left to right in the periodic table the number increases. The sensation of ‘self-weight’ as I term it, increases. The amount of ‘self-weight’ or ‘self worth’ of a person is a reflection of the sensation of the structure within a person. There are many criteria that help us determine the structure-experience of a person. This book provides us with new tools to understand what are those criteria and how to evaluate the ?self-weight? of each person so that we can prescribe a remedy that matches this ‘sensation of the structure’. This book is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in refining their understanding of mineral remedies. Dr. Shah’s vast experience, subtle case-taking and unique teaching style are felt throughout the book and will captivate the reader. Dr. Rajan Sankaran says it best in his foreword to the book: Jayesh brings into his Homeopathy a unique blend of curiosity, inquiry, patience, persistence, all of which arise from a deep and genuine desire to help the person in front of him. His well-taken cases of remedies from a single row of the periodic table highlight the progress of the row and also the specific place of each element in it. His descriptions are deep and come from close observation and deep thought, carefully weighing and tasting each element as it were. With considerable clinical experience, his attention to detail, strong fundamentals, and painstaking enquiry, these cases and conclusions have a lot of value and will open up this row to all sincere homeopaths. Hopefully his work on the other rows will soon follow.

The author, who founded the Bombay School together with Rajan Sankaran, presents in his first published work cases from the first and second rows of the periodic table. Jayesh Shah has been practising for over 25 years, acquiring a reputation as an international teacher and a very precise homeopath. Publishers Note: Dr. Jayesh Shah is a renowned homeopath from Bombay who, through more than 25 years of experience at his busy clinical practice, has gained a worldwide reputation as a keen prescriber. He has also conducted many provings over the years, including Rattus rattus, Tantalum metallicum, Rubidium metallicum, Cadmium metallicum, Cadmium sulphuratum, Lotus, Indian red pond lily and Nuphar luteum. Together with Dr. Rajan Sankaran and other colleagues, Dr. Shah has pioneered what has come to be known as the Bombay School of Classical Homoeopathy. Homeopaths from all over the world have been going to Bombay for years to learn new theories and concepts that have given a new impetus to homeopathy and revitalized the field. Homeopaths can now achieve, through the application of reproducible methods, previously unimaginable levels of understanding of the patient. Dr. Shah has been one of the main organizers of a number of international seminars in Mumbai and Goa and has conducted numerous seminars and courses around the world. His reputation has taken him to the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. He is very skilled at transmitting his profound knowledge. Over the last few years, Dr. Shah has greatly advanced our knowledge and understanding of mineral remedies. This book contains cases from a seminar in Münster, Germany in 2001 and introduces the reader to Dr. Shah’s recent ideas and experiences with the periodic table.