Why Use Concepts?
The endless lists of symptoms and appropriate remedies become understandable if they are broken down into themes. Even the most concealed symptom can be found if one is guided to it via general symptom concepts such as 'responsibility', 'animals', or clinical expressions such as Alzheimers etc.
Translate the language of your patient into the language of the repertory
A patient may not provide the most accurate words to describe how he or she is feeling. It is up to the practitioner to recognize patterns, symptoms or key words during the interview process. This can sometimes make diagnosis very difficult for a homeopath. This is to be expected – we are all very different, and our language leaves room for much uncertainty around the 'concept' of the patient's problem.
Now you can find the rubric that truly matches your patient's condition or be directed toward rubrics you never knew existed. Concepts sets RadarOpus apart from any other homeopathic software program currently available. With Concepts, finding any symptom in the repertory is as easy as a few simple mouse clicks.
RadarOpus Concepts is a unique tool that helps you to translate the language of your patients into the language of the repertory. Concepts' spider-like web of information connects rubrics based on themes or concepts.
The Concepts Module for RadarOpus stretches through the entire Synthesis Repertory, considerably simplifying the search for symptoms by using the words and expressions of the patient as a point of departure. A click of the mouse is sufficient to display all the symptoms related to a given concept or subject. In addition, you can build up your own Concepts, or add to already existing ones.
There are numerous 'books' available within the Concepts module. Each book groups symptoms by different ideas or themes. Now you can find every rubric of chronic and acute disease conditions, which in the past may have taken many hours, or even days to locate. Concepts represents a revolutionary advance in the ease and usefulness of the homeopathic repertory.
Three ways to use concepts and themes
- Find a symptom in the Synthesis Repertory and see whether there are any Concepts available for the symptom (indicated by the icon). If there are, you can open the book which contains the Concept and consult any other symptoms described in the book. We call this: Finding a concept from a rubric.
- You can also open one of the books holding the Concepts and find the clinical picture you are looking for. From there you can open a list of all the rubrics which may be valid for the clinical picture or concept.
- Concepts may also be attached to remedies.
Concepts and Themes represent a spider web of information stretching throughout the Synthesis Repertory, greatly increasing access to all symptoms by starting from a patient's words or expressions. These may represent specific clinical pictures, or more general symptom concepts such as "dullness", "animals", "nausea", etc. You can then see which rubrics in the Synthesis are part of the concept and look at the corresponding remedies.