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Dec 23, 2014

COCCUS CACTI


COCCUS CACTI
(Cochineal)

The clinical application of the symptoms of this remedy, place it among the medicines for spasmodic and whooping coughs, and catarrhal conditions of the bladder; spasmodic pains in kidneys, with visceral tenesmus. Anuria, anasarca, ascites.

Mind:- Early morning or afternoon sadness.

Head:- Suboccipital soreness; worse after sleep and exertion. Headache, worse from lying on back, better with the head high. Dull pain over right eye in morning. Sensation of a foreign body between upper lid and eye ball. Distress from cinders lodged in eye.

Respiratory:- Constant hawking from enlarged uvula; Coryza, with inflamed fauces; accumulation of thick viscid mucus, which is expectorated with great difficulty. Tickling in larynx. Sensation of a crumb behind larynx, must swallow continually; brushing teeth causes cough. Fauces very sensitive. Suffocative cough; worse, first waking, with tough, white mucus, which strangles. Spasmodic morning cough. Whooping cough attacks end with vomiting of this tough mucus. Chronic bronchitis complicated with gravel; large quantities of albuminous, tenacious mucus, are expectorated. Walking against wind takes breath away.

Heart:- Sensation as if everything were pressed toward the heart.

Urinary:- Urging to urinate; brick-red sediment. Urinary calculi, haematuria, urates and uric acid; lancinating pains from kidney to bladder. Deep-colored, thick urine. Dysuria.

Female:- Menses too early, profuse, black and thick; dark clots, with dysuria. Intermittent menstruation; flow only in evening and at night. Large clots escape when passing water. Labia inflamed.

Modalities:- Worse, Left side, after sleep, touch, pressure of clothing, brushing teeth, slightest exertion.

Better, walking.

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A Case of Cough cured by Coccus Cacti


Dec 19, 2014

A Case of Cough in an old lady

A Case of Cough in an old lady

© Dr Ravinder S Mann 2014


A 76 years old lady presented her case of cough of 2 months old. Has taken many drugs and syrups for her cough but without relief.

Cough started in Oct 2014, only in daytime, very much worse in afternoon, paroxysmal, starts with irritation in throat. Vomiting with cough and when try to expectorate. Expectoration is very thick, difficult and sticky. She always has mucus in throat which is tenacious.

Cough aggravates in warm room, warmth of bed and she needs to come outside to get some relief. All the day she is coughing after some time of interval.

Repertorization in Radar






Prescription on December 4, 2014

Coccus Cacti 200, three doses to take after one another with interval of 30 minutes between. She is advised to consult again after 3 days. No other medicine was prescribed and instructed to stop any kind of cough syrups and medicines.

December 6, 2014

Cough stopped on the same evening of December 4. The next day expectoration reduced to traces and today on December 6, no cough and no expectoration. All the irritation in throat is gone.

No medicine prescribed. Advised to consult back if cough returns.

An important note for Homeopaths

In Homeopathic prescribing diagnosis of disease is not a tool for prescription. We need symptoms as they are stated by patient and put them in repertory as much exactly as possible. It is better to use patient's language exactly rather than analyzing and distorting it.

One new trend is to over emphasize on mental symptoms. It is not necessary that every case has some symptoms of mind. We need to collect the actual symptoms of any case, either they are physical, mental or both.  

Dec 13, 2014

THYMOL

THYMOL
(Thyme Camphor)

A remedy having a wide field in genito-urinary diseases. It is indicated in pathological emissions, priapism and prostatorrhoea. The provings show an action limited to the sexual organs, producing a typical sexual neurasthenia. Specific for hookworm disease. [Chen-a.]

Mind:- Irritable, arbitrary, must have his own way. Craves company. Energy gone.

Male:- Profuse, nightly, seminal emissions with lascivious dreams of a perverted character. Priapism. Urinary burning and subsequent dribbling of urine. Polyuria. Urates increased. Phosphates decreased.

Back:- Tired, aching throughout lumbar region. Worse, mental and physical labor.

Sleep:- Awakes tired and unrefreshed. Lascivious and fantastic dreams.

Modalities:- Worse, Mental and physical labor.


Nov 18, 2014

KREOSOTUM

KREOSOTUM
(Beechwood Kreosote)

Kreosotum is a mixture of phenols obtained from this distillation.

Pulsation all over the body and profuse bleeding from small wounds. Very severe, old neuralgic affections; pains rather aggravated by rest. Excoriating, burning and offensive discharges. Hemorrhages, ulcerations, cancerous affections.
Rapid decomposition of fluids and secretions and burning pains. Overgrown, poorly developed children. Post-climacteric diseases. Tumefaction, puffiness, gangrene. Ailings of teething children.

Mind:- Music causes weeping and palpitation. Vanishing of thought; stupid, forgetful, peevish, irritable. Child wants everything but throws it away when given.

Head:- Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead. Menstrual headache. Occipital pain. [Gels.; Zinc.pic]

Eyes:- Salty lachrymation. Lids red and swollen.

Ears:- Eruptions around and pimples within. Difficult hearing and buzzing.

Face:- Sick, suffering expression; hot cheeks red.

Mouth:- Lips red, bleeding. Very painful dentition; child will not sleep. Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums; teeth dark and crumbly. [Staph.; Ant-c.] Putrid odor and bitter taste.

Nose:- Offensive smell and discharge. Chronic catarrh of old people. Acrid rawness. Lupus. [Ars.]

Throat:- Burning, choking sensation. Putrid odor.

Stomach:- Nausea; vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning. Feeling of coldness, as of ice water in stomach. Soreness; better eating. Painful hard spot. Haematemsis. Bitter taste after a swallow of water.

Abdomen:- Distended. Burning hemorrhoids. Diarrhoea; very offensive; dark brown. Bloody, fetid stools. Cholera infantum in connection with painful dentition, green stools, nausea, dry skin, exhaustion, etc.

Urinary:- Offensive. Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when urinating. Can urinate only when lying; cannot get out of bed quick enough during first sleep. Dreams of urinating. Enuresis in the first part of night. Must hurry when desire comes to urinate.

Female:- Corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia; violent itching between labia and thighs. During menses, difficult hearing; buzzing and roaring; eruption after. Burning and soreness in external and internal parts. Leucorrhea, yellow, acrid; odor of green corn; worse between periods. Hemorrhage after coition. Menses too early, prolonged. Vomiting of pregnancy, with ptyalism. Menstrual flow intermits [Puls.]; ceases on sitting or walking; reappears on lying down. Pain worse after menses. Lochia offensive; intermits.

Respiratory:- Hoarse, with pain in larynx. Cough; worse evening, with efforts to vomit, with pain in chest. Raw burning in chest; pains and oppression. Cough after influenza. [Eriodyction.] Winter coughs of old people, with heavy pressure on sternum. Gangrene of lungs. After every cough, copious, purulent expectoration. Hemoptysis; periodic attacks. Sternum feels pressed in.

Back:- Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down thighs. Great debility.

Extremities:- Pain in joints, hip and knee. Boring pain in hip-joints. Scapulae sore.

Skin:- Itching, worse towards evening. Burning in soles. Senile gangrene. Small wounds bleed freely.[ Crot.; Lach.; Phos.] Pustules and herpes. Ecchymosis; dorsal surface of fingers and hands eczematous.

Sleep:- Disturbed with tossing. Paralytic sensation in limbs on waking. Anxious dreams of pursuit, fire, erections, etc.

Modalities:-  Worse, in open air, cold, rest, when lying; after menstruation. Better, from warmth, motion, warm diet.

Relationship:-
Antidote: Nux.
Inimical: Carbo.
Complementary in malignant diseases: Ars.; Phos; Sulph.

  

Oct 14, 2014

A case of multiple disorders cured by a single medicine

© 2014 Dr Ravinder S Mann

Homeopathy has a unique quality of curing multiple disorders by a single medicine. And this is not a magical and rare coincidence but it happens in every homeopath’s day to day practice.

A 30 yrs old female was sick from a long time and has many sign and symptoms as follows:-

Acne, itching, painful, scarring on face, increases before menses.

Pain in cervical region, extending to head and eyes. Head pain, one sided, aggravate in sun heat, nausea with headache, pain relieved by closing eyes.

Desires to eat salty things and use extra salt in food every time.

Vertigo. Confusion of mind. Losing thoughts and blank. Feel better when occupied in some work. Talking aggravate.

Very irritable and angered during menses. No desire to talk during menses. Do not express her anger. Very sleepy and drowsiness during menses.

Aggravated by news of death, illness or any bad news.

Hemoglobin is in normal range. Menses are regular.

Taking allopathic medicines from dermatologist for acne and eruptions in face. Using an orthopedician’s prescription for cervical pain and headache. And now referred to take advice from a psychiatrist for her anxiety and depressive feelings.

Repertorization of Case

Total 23 rubrics are chosen in 5 clipboards. First picture contains 2 clipboards which contains only physical symptoms. 

Second picture contains 3 clipboards which has mental symptoms of patient.  





Prescription on Sep 3, 2014

Sulphur 30    1 dose prescribed with sac lac for 15 days. All the allopathic medicines are advised to discontinue. Advised to take less salt in food.


Oct 7, 2014

Face clean, no eruptions or acne. Scars become dull and faded. Cervical pain and headache gone, not ever a single time after September 3rd. Vertigo, confusion of mind and losing her thoughts vanished. Anger and irritability very much reduced. Feels happy and satisfied now.

Medicine discontinued. Patient cured.


Oct 11, 2014

CHIMAPHILA UMBELLATA


CHIMAPHILA UMBELLATA
(Pipsissewa)

Acts principally on kidneys, and genitor-urinary tract; affects also lymphatic and mesenteric glands and female mammae. Plethoric young women with dysuria. Women with large breasts. Hepatic and renal dropsies; chronic alcoholics. Incipient and progressive cataracts.

One of the remedies whose symptoms point to its employment in bladder affections, notably catarrh, acute and chronic. Scanty urine, and loaded with ropy, muco-purulent sediment. Prostatic enlargement.

Head:- Pain in left frontal protuberance. Halo about the light. Itching of eyelids. Stabbing pain in left eye with lachrymation.

Mouth:- Toothache, worse after eating and exertion, better cool water. Pain as if tooth was being gently pulled.

Urinary:- Urging to urinate. Urine turbid, offensive, containing ropy or bloody mucus, and depositing a copious sediment. Burning and scalding during micturition, and straining afterwards. Must strain before flow comes. Scanty urine. Acute prostatitis, retention, and feeling of a ball in perineum. [Cann.ind.] Fluttering in region of kidney. Sugar in urine. Unable to urinate without standing with feet wide apart and body inclined forward.

Female:- Labia inflamed, swollen. Pain in vagina. Hot flashes. Painful tumor of mammae, not ulcerated, with undue secretion of milk. Rapid atrophy of breasts. Women with very large breasts and tumor in the mammary gland with sharp pain through it.

Male:- Smarting in urethra from neck of bladder to meatus. Gleet. Loss of Prostatic fluid. Prostatic enlargement and irritation.

Skin:- Scrofulous ulcers. Glandular enlargments.

Extremities:- Feeling of a band above left knee.

Modalities:-

Worse, in damp weather; from sitting on cold stones or pavements; left side.

Relationship:- Compare: Chimaphila maculate (intense gnawing hunger; burning fever; sensation of swelling in arm pits); Uva.; Ledum; Epigaea.

   

Oct 3, 2014

Corn and Callous: Few cases of Homeopathic Cure

© 2014 Dr Ravinder S Mann


Corns and Callouses are hard, thick growth of skin which are developed due to friction, rubbing and pressure on the skin.

Corns and Callouses form on the sole, toes and may make walking painful.

Corns and Callouses are mostly discussed together but they are very different from each other.

It is supposed that corns and callouses disappear gradually when the pressure and friction stopped, but this does not happen in every case. Corn pad, salicylic acid remedies, corn plasters, corn paints, removing the hard skin surgically and many other options which are used, fails many a times and patients suffer it as earlier.


Homeopathic Approach:

Homeopathy has 131 medicines to treat corns and 48 medicines to treat callosities.

Homeopathy treats patient with a different perspective. Corns and callouses are not just a local disorder but they are part of a pathological process running in patient. Therefore, we need to stop the whole process to get rid of these local manifestations of that pathological process. According to homeopathy there are no local diseases but only local manifestations of general pathological processes. And as a homeopath we condemn the modern medicine for its approach towards various disorders, as local diseases. The so called local diseases are actually the local outward manifestations of general pathological processes which are running in a sick person. This difference of approach decides the way of treating these disorders either as a local manifestation or as a local disease.

Treating a disorder as a local disease either in modern medicine or in some other systems of medicines, simply a method of suppression. Homeopathy treats these disorders as a part of whole sickness. Main approach of treating local diseases in modern medicine is same like treating corns and callouses.

As per homeopathic approach, local manifestations are actually the human system’s defense methodology. Human system tries to throw out the diseases and try to nullify the effects of disease process running in a human system.

The every attempt to treat the local outward manifestations by suppressing as treating by creams, lotions, surgically removing, using corn paints or other means in other local disorders, actually undermine the human defense system. Local measures to treat the local manifestations of diseases are, in real, simply helping the diseases to increase further. The only method to cure is to treat homeopathically.

Case 1:

A 17 yrs old very obese girl presented multiple, painful corns in right sole for more than a year. Has tried all the methods of treatment before consulting homeopathy. Has many other complaints too. She has fissures in anus, hemorrhage during stool, and swelling in anus. Menses very painful, pain in hypogastrium(lower abdomen), back and thighs during menses, vomiting during menses due to pain. Pain in abdomen starts at beginning of menses.  Likes to eat salty and sweet food very much.

March 29, 2013

Repertorization in Radar





First prescription

Calcarea Carb 200   3 Doses prescribed on interval of two hours with sac lac for two weeks.

May 2, 2013

Patient return back after gap of two more weeks. Much better in corns and all other complaints.

Prescription

Calcarea Carb 200  3 doses advised to take on May 12, 2013, 45 days after taking first dose of Calcarea.

June 6, 2013

Patient is much much better in her complaints. Corns are very much reduced.

Sac lac is prescribed for two weeks.

July 29, 2013

Corns are cured. Soles are clean and soft. All other complaints are reduced much more.


Case 2:

A 39 yrs old female presented corns and callosities on her left sole and toes, which are very painful on walking and even on touch. Has facing this problem for last 7-8 months tried many means but failed.

Patient is very sad, depressed, not caring her own family, very indifferent, very sensitive and feel offended easily, feel good when busy in her work and occupied. Feel comfortable when alone. Very hungry and emptiness in stomach does not ameliorate by eating.

July 8, 2014

Repertorization in Radar




First Prescription

Sepia 200  3 doses advised to take after every two hours on first day. Sac lac advised for next 15 days.

September 18, 2014

Patient come to consult for her son. She is very happy and pleased. Her corns disappeared in 10 days after taking Sepia 200.

Case 3:

A 27 yrs old girl presented with callosities and corns on right sole which are tender and painful respectively. She has a long history of these disorders, which were earlier improved itself. But now she is suffering from corns and callosities for more than 7-8 months.

Another complaints; are hair falling, premature graying of hairs, burning in urethra after urination, mild swelling on face and extremities and obesity.

March 20, 2012

Repertorization in Radar





First Prescription:

Lycopodium 200    3 doses are prescribed to take after one another with interval of 2 hours in between.

Sac lac prescribed for 15 days.


April 3, 2012

Burning urination stopped on 3rd day after medication started. All the corns and callosities are reduced very much, tenderness and pain gone.

Sac Lac prescribed for 15 days again.


April 27, 2012

All the corns and callosities gone. Soles are soft and on examination no trace of callous or corns are found. Further treatment for another disorders continued.



Case 4:

A 24 yrs old girl presented with very horny corns on both soles. She has got these corns recently, very first time. Corns are very painful on walking. No other accompanied symptoms or signs are present.

July 21, 2014

Repertorization in Radar






First Prescription

Antim Crud 200   3 doses prescribed with interval of 2 hours. Sac lac prescribed for a week.

August 2, 2014

Patient is very much better. No pain in corns on walking. Corns are getting soft. Sac lac is prescribed. Advised to consult after 15 days.

August 23, 2014

All the corns are gone. Soles are soft and looks natural.  


Case 5:

A 2 yrs old boy has corn in sole for 2 months. It is painful but most striking feature is the corn and surrounding area is dark yellow in colour.

November 22, 2013

Repertorization in Radar




First Prescription

Ferrum Pic 30    3 doses advised to take with interval of two hours in between.

Sac Lac prescribed for 15 days.

December 10, 2013

Corn reduced in size and surrounding area becomes soft. Yellow discoloration reduced to a marked extent.

Ferrum Pic 30   3 more doses prescribed as earlier with Sac lac for 15 days.

December 27, 2013

Corn is cured. Medicine discontinued.


Conclusion:

Corns and Callouses are curable by homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy offers safer and more effective method to treat these disorders. In homeopathic prescription associated disorders are equally important in selecting the correct medicine for a local disorders (corns and callouses in this post).

Sep 30, 2014

HYDRANGEA


HYDRANGEA
(Seven-barks)

A remedy for gravel, profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine. Calculus, renal colic, bloody urine. Acts on ureter. Pain in lumbar region. Dizziness. Oppression of chest.

Urinary:- Burning in urethra and frequent desire. Urine hard to start. Heavy deposit of mucus. Sharp pain in loins, especially left. Great thirst, with abdominal symptoms and enlarged prostate. [Ferr.pic.,Sabal.] Gravelly deposits. Spasmodic stricture. Profuse deposit of white amorphous salts.

Relationship:-


Compare: Lyc.; Chim.; Berb.; Pareir.; Uva.; Sabal.; Oxyd.; Geum – Water-Avens – (Severe jerking pains from deep in the abdomen to end of urethra; affections of bladder, with pains in penis; worse, eating; relaxed mucous membranes, with excessive and depraved secretions; imperfect digestion and assimilation.)

Sep 27, 2014

PAREIRA BRAVA



PAREIRA BRAVA
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CHONDRODENDRON TOMENTOSUM
(Virgin-vine)

The urinary symptoms are most important. Useful in renal colic, prostatic affections, and catarrh of bladder. Sensation as if bladder were distended, with pain. Pain going down thigh.

Urinary:- Black, bloody, thick mucous urine. Constant urging; great straining; pain down thighs during efforts to urinate. Can emit urine only when he goes on his knees, pressing head firmly against the floor. Feeling of the bladder being distended and neuralgic pain in the anterior crural region. [ staph.] Dribbling after micturition.[Sel.] Violent pain in glans penis. Itching along urethra; urethritis, with prostatic trouble. Inflammation of urethra; becomes almost cartilaginous.

Relationship:-

Compare: Parietaria (renal calculi; nightmare, patient dreaming of being buried alive); Chim.(chronic catarrhal congestion following cystitis; acute prostatitis; feeling of a ball in perineum when sitting); Fabiana, see Pichi (dysuria; post-gonorrheal complications; gravel; vesical catarrh); Uva.; Hydrangea; Berb.; Oci.; Hedeom.  


Sep 10, 2014

A case of diarrhea in ten month old baby girl

Copyright © 2014 Dr Vandana Patni

A ten month old baby girl presented on Sept 8,2014 with diarrhea since three days, increasing day by day. Stool frequent, mucous, green. Eruptions red, itching all over the body for a few days. Thirsty. Girl is very irritable and all the time wants to be carried. Becomes dull after vomiting.

Repertorization



Prescription:-

Chamomilla 30   three doses prescribed with interval of two hours in forenoon.

Patient reported at evening that no diarrhea occurred after medicine.

Sep 9, 2014

AMBRA GRIESEA

 AMBRA GRIESEA
(Amberis- A Mrobid Secretion of the Whale)

Suitable to excitable, nervous children and thin nervous patients. Extreme nervous hypersensitiveness. External numbness of whole body in the morning and weakness. Nervous bilious temperament. Thin, scrawny women. Adapted to hysterical subjects, or those suffering from spinal irritation, with convulsive cough, eructation, etc. Also for patients weakened by age or overwork, who are anemic and sleepless. Great remedy for the aged, with impairment of all functions, weakness, coldness and numbness, usually of single parts, fingers, arms, etc. One-sided complaints call for it. Music aggravates symptoms. Ebullitions and pulsations after walking in open air. One-sided complaints.

Mind:- Dread of people, and desire to be alone. Cannot do anything in presence of others. Intensely shy, blushes easily. Music causes weeping. Despair, loathing of life. Fantastic illusions. Bashful. Loss  of love of life. Restless, excited, very loquacious. Time passes slowly. Thinking, difficult in the morning with old people dwells upon unpleasant things.

Head:- Slow comprehension. Vertigo, with weakness in head and stomach. Pressure on front part of head with mental depression. Tearing pain in upper half of brain. Senile dizziness. Rush of blood to head, when listening to music. Hearing impaired. Epistaxis, especially in the morning. Profuse bleeding from teeth. Hair falls out.

Stomach:- Eructations, with violent, convulsive cough. Acid eructations, like heartburn. Distention of stomach and abdomen after midnight. Sensation of coldness in abdomen.

Urinary:- Pain in bladder and rectum at the same time. Burning in orifice of urethra and anus. Feeling in urethra as if a few drop passed out. Burning and itching in urethra while urinating. Urine turbid, even during emission, forming a brown sediment.

Female:- Nymphomania, itching of pudendum, with soreness and swelling. Menses too early. Profuse, bluish leucorrhea. Worse at night. Discharge of blood between periods, at every little accident.

Male:- Voluptuous itching of scrotum. Parts externally numb; burn internally. Violent erections without voluptuous sensations.

Respiratory:- Asthmatic breathing with eructation of gas. Nervous, spasmodic cough, with hoarseness and eructation, on waking in morning worse in presence of people. Tickling in throat, larynx and trachea, chest oppressed, gets out of breath when coughing. Hollow, spasmodic, barking cough, coming from deep in chest. Choking when hawking up phlegm.

Heart:- Palpitation, with pressure in chest as from a lump lodged there, or as if chest was obstructed. Conscious of the pulse. Palpitation in the open air with pale face.

Sleep:- Cannot sleep from worry; must get up. anxious dreams. Coldness of body and twitching of limbs, during sleep.

Skin:- Itching and soreness, especially around genitals. Numbness of skin. Arms “go to sleep”.

Extremities:- Cramps in hands and fingers, worse grasping anything. Cramps in legs.

Modalities:-
Worse, music; presence of strangers; from any unusual thing; morning, warm room.

Better, slow motion in air, lying on painful part; cold drinks.

Relationships:-

Do not confound with Amber – Succinum.
q.v. Moschus frequently follows advantageously.


Compare: Oleum Succinum (hiccough). Sumbul; Castm.; Asaf.; Croc.      

Sep 7, 2014

VALERIANA

 VALERIANA
(Valerian)

Hysteria, over-sensitiveness, nervous affections, when apparently well-chosen remedies fail. Hysterical spasms and affections generally. Hysterical flatulency.

Mind:- Changeable disposition. Feels light, as if floating in air. Over-sensitiveness. [Staph.] Hallucinations at night. Irritable. Tremulous.

Head:- Sensation of great coldness. Pressure in forehead. Feeling of intoxication.

Ears:- Earache from exposure to draughts and cold. Nervous noises. Hyperesthesia.

Throat:- Sensation as if a thread were hanging down throat. Nausea felt in throat. Pharynx feels constricted.

Stomach:- Hunger, with nausea. Eructations foul. Heartburn with gulping of rancid fluid. Nausea, with faintness. Child vomits curdled milk in large lumps after nursing.

Abdomen:- Bloated. Hysterical cramps. Thin, watery diarrhea, with lumps of coagulated milk, with violent screaming in children. Greenish, papescent, bloody stool. Spasms in bowels after food and at night in bed.

Respiratory:- Choking on falling asleep. Spasmodic asthma; convulsive movements of the diaphragm.

Female:- Menses late and scanty. [Puls.]

Extremities:- Rheumatic pain in limbs. Constant jerking. Heaviness. Sciatica; pain worse standing and resting on floor [Bell.]; better walking. Pain in heels when sitting.

Sleep:- Sleepless, with nightly itching and muscular spasms. Worse on waking.

Fever:- Long lasting heat; often with sweat on face. Heat predominates. Sensation of icy coldness. [Heloderma; Camp.; Abies c.]


Sep 6, 2014

NUX MOSCHATA

 NUX MOSCHATA
(Nutmeg)

Marked tendency to fainting fits, with heart failure. Cold extremities, extreme dryness of mucous membranes and skin. Strange feeling, with irresistible drowsiness. Indicanuria. General inclination to become unconscious during acute attacks. Lypothymia. [Ign.] staggers on trying to walk.

Mind:- Changeable; laughing and crying. Confused, impaired memory. Bewildered sense, as in a dream. Thinks she has two heads.

Head:- Vertigo when walking in open air; aches from eating a little too much. Feeling of expansion, with sleepiness. Pulsating in head. Cracking sensation in head. Sensitive to slightest touch, in a draught air. Bursting headache; better hard pressure.

Eyes:- Objects look larger, very distant, or vanish. Motes before eyes. Mydriasis.

Nose:- Oversensitive to smell; nosebleed, dark blood; dry, stopped up.

Mouth:- Very dry. Tongue adheres to roof of mouth; but no desire for water. Saliva like cotton.[Berb.] Toothache in pregnancy. Tongue numb, paralyzed. Dryness of throat.

Stomach:- Excessively bloated. Flatulent dyspepsia. Hiccough, and craving for highly-seasoned food. Retrocession gout to stomach.

Abdomen:- Paralytic weakness of intestines. Enormously distended. Stool is soft, and yet is unable to expel it, even with long straining.[Alum.] Faintness during or after stool. Protruding piles.

Female:- Uterine hemorrhage. Menses too long, dark thick. Leucorrhea muddy and bloody. Suppression, with persistent fainting attacks and sleepiness. [Kali c.] Variableness of menstruation, irregularity of time and quantity.

Respiratory:- Loss of voice from walking against the wind [Hep.]. Cough when getting warm in bed.

Heart:- Trembling, fluttering. Sensation as if something grasped heart. Palpitation; pulse intermits.

Extremities:- Pain in right hip to knee; worse, motion, especially going upstairs. Rheumatism from getting feet wet, from exposure to draughts. Rheumatism relieved by dry, warm clothes. Fatigue on slight exertion.

Sleep:- Great drowsiness. [Indol.] Complaints cause sleepiness. Coma.

Fever:- Chill begins in left hand. [Carb-v.] Chilliness and heat without thirst; want of perspiration. Dry skin and of inner parts, also of eyes, nose, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, etc.

Modalities:-
Worse, cold moist wind, cold food, cold washing, lying on painful side, motion, jar.

Better, warmth, dry weather.
     


Sep 3, 2014

MOSCHUS

 MOSCHUS
(Musk)

A remedy for hysteria and nervous paroxysms, fainting fits and convulsions, catalepsy, etc . The characteristic condition being aggravation by cold; there is great sensitiveness to air. Much nervous trembling and frequent fainting. Great flatulence. Diseases do no follow a normal course. Coldness. Tension in muscles, skin and mind.

Mind:- Uncontrollable laughter. Scolding. Anxiety, with palpitation; starting as if frightened. Sexual hypochondriasis.

Head:- Compressive pain over root of nose. Pressure on top of head. Vertigo on least motion; sensation as if falling from a great height. Scalp sensitive. Sounds in ears as from the report of a cannon.

Stomach:- Desire for black coffee, stimulants. Aversion to food. Everything tastes flat. With stomach symptoms, anxiety in chest. Distended. Faints with eating. Abdomen greatly distended. Spasmodic, nervous hiccough. [ Hydr-ac.;Sul-ac.;Ign.;Caj. ]

Urinary:- Profuse urination. Diabetes.

Male:- Violent desire; involuntary emissions. Impotence, associated with diabetes. [Coca.] Premature senility. Nausea and vomiting after coition.

Female:- Menses too early, too profuse, with disposition to faint. [Nux. M.; Verat. ] Sexual desire, with intolerable titillation in parts. Drawing and pushing in the direction of the genitals; sensation as if menses would appear.

Respiratory:- Tightness of chest, is obliged to take deeper breath. Sudden constriction of larynx and trachea. Difficult respiration; chest oppressed; hysterical spasm of chest; asthma. Spasm of glottis. Impending paralysis of lungs. Asthma, with intense anxiety, fear and smothering sensation. Cough ceases, mucus cannot be expectorated. Globus hystericus.

Heart:- Hysterical palpitation. Trembling around heart. Weak pulse and fainting.

Modalities:-
 Better, in open air, rubbing.
Worse, cold.
The open air is felt very, very cold.

Relationship:-
Compare: Nux m.; Asaf.; Valer.; Sumb.; Ign.; Castm.
Compatible: Ambr.
Antidotes: Camph.; Coff.

Aug 31, 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Dr R S Mann 

होम्योपैथी, चिकित्सा का एक ऐसा सिस्टम है, जिसमें दवायें रोगों के लिये 
नहीं बल्कि उस रोगी को आधार बनाकर दी जाती हैं. यानि एक ही रोग 
में सभी रोगियों को एक ही दवा नहीं दी जा सकती बल्कि दवा हर रोगी के 
अलग-अलग गुण-दोषों के आधार पर तय होती है. इसे ऐसे समझें कि मौसम
के बदलाव पर होने वाले जुखाम, बुखार और खाँसी के अलग- अलग रोगियों 
को अलग-अलग दवायें मिलेंगी, होम्योपैथी में सभी का बुखार उतारने के लिये
ऐलोपैथी की तरह पैरासिटामोल नहीं है. प्रत्येक व्यक्ति एक ही रोग की स्थिति 
में भी अलग-अलग ढंग से लक्षण प्रकट करता है. यानि होम्योपैथी, 'रेडीमेड' 
नहीं बल्कि 'टेलर मेड' मेडिसिन है.

अन्य चिकित्सा विधियों में रोग का डायग्नोसिस ही चिकित्सा का आधार होता है, 
यानि एक बार रोग का पता लग जाये तो दी जाने वाली दवायें हर रोगी के लिये
एक जैसी ही होतीं हैं. लेकिन होम्योपैथी में ऐसा नहीं है. दवा का चुनाव रोगी के लक्षणों 
पर आधारित होता है. तो क्या एक ही रोग में लक्षण भी भिन्न- भिन्न होते हैं? 
उदाहरण के लिये बुखार की बात करते हैं - बुखार के एक रोगी को ठंड लग कर बुखार
आता है लेकिन फिर भी ढकना उसे अच्छा नहीं लगता, लेकिन दूसरे रोगी को 
ठंड लगने पर ढकने पर आराम मिलता है, तीसरे रोगी को ठंड लगते समय बहुत 
प्यास लगती है. चौथा रोगी बुखार आने पर प्यास की शिकायत करता है और पाँचवां
पसीना आने पर पानी पीना चाहता है. इनमें से किसी रोगी को जरा सा हिलने पर ही
ठंड और कंपकपी बढने लगती है जबकि दूसरे रोगी को ठंड लगने पर पैर हिलाने से 
आराम रहता है. ये सभी रोगी हो सकता है मलेरिया से पीङित हों लेकिन लक्षणों में 
इन मामूली अंतरों की वजह से अलग- अलग होम्योपैथिक दवाओं से ठीक होंगे. जबकि 
अन्य चिकित्सा विधियों में लक्षणों का ये मामूली अंतर कोई महत्व नहीं रखता. 

इसी प्रकार माइग्रेन सिरदर्द के रोगियों में भी लक्षणों की भिन्नता अलग- अलग 
दवाओं की ओर इशारा करती है. दर्द के विभिन्न प्रकार जैसे- कटने जैसा दर्द, हथौङे से
पीटने जैसा दर्द, कीलें चुभने जैसा दर्द आदि. इसी प्रकार सिर के अलग- अलग भाग में
होने वाले दर्द अलग- अलग दवाओं के चुनाव की ओर इशारा करते हैं. सिरदर्द के एक 
रोगी को लेटने से आराम मिलता है लेकिन दूसरे का दर्द लेटने से बढ जाता है, एक 
रोगी को सोने से सिर दर्द ठीक हो जाता है जबकि दूसरे रोगी का दर्द हमेशा नींद 
में ही शुरु होता है. इस प्रकार लक्षणों की मामूली भिन्न्ता और लक्षणों के विभिन्न 
समूहों के आधार पर होम्योपैथिक दवाओं का चयन होता है जो कि रोगी को ठीक 
करती हैं. 

इस प्रकार होम्योपैथी दवाओं का चयन रोग के डायग्नोसिस पर निर्भर नहीं करता बल्कि
रोगी किस प्रकार के लक्षण प्रकट करता है उसी के आधार पर होम्योपैथिक दवायें दी
जाती हैं. 


Aug 19, 2014

SUNDRY POINTERS

Originally published in "The Homoeopathic Recorder, Vol XXVI, Lancaster, Pa., 1911."  

Edited by: Dr. Ravinder S. Mann


 Dr. A. D. Hard, of Marshall, Minn., has a paper in Medical 
Times, March, on  “Thiosinamine in Senility.” He claims that 
this drug acts “as a resolvent of indurated flesh.” He concludes 
by suggesting “that Thiosinamine be given in one-tenth grain 
doses three times a day for the purpose of staying the hand of 
time and keeping a man from growing old.” One-tenth grain 
is to be found in the 1x tablet triturates of Thiosinamine. 
 
Dr. Miller (British Hom. Jour., Mar.) on “symptoms” men- 
tions some invaluable ones but deeply hidden, not easily confessed 
by the patient, perhaps not fully realized save in a shamefaced 
way. Among such mentioned is a presentiment of death, Apis; 
lack of natural affection, Sepia and Phosphorus; lurking impulse 
to kill those nearest and dearest, Phosphorus and Nux vomica, 
and a suicidal prompting in China. This class, as said before, 
is hidden but very valuable when discovered by the man who 
knows the deeper working of his Materia Medica. 
 
Crataegus oxyacanth. as a “Heart Remedy” — I cannot speak too 
highly of Crataegus as a remedy in affections of the heart, as it 
positively has no reaction. Its action is similar to Strophanthus, 
but it has not the disagreeable taste of the latter drug. In a few 
days Crataegus favorably influences the whole of the nervous 
system, increasing the appetite and improving nutrition and 
assimilation, its influence benign mainly on the sympathetic and 
solar plexus. It is gentle in its action on the cardiac organ, 
prompt and strengthening. In one case in which it was admin- 
istered the patient was irritable, wan, and of a melancholic dis- 
position. After a few day’s treatment with Crataegus, these symp- 
toms were greatly modified and, shortly afterwards, disappeared. 
It is a safe heart remedy, and the best results are obtained from 
the 6 tincture, which I have always found to act quickly and 
consistently. — Kopp, in Homoeopathic World. 
 
The following is from a paper by Dr. E. R. Waterhouse 
(Eclectic) in Clinical Reporter for March: “These friends” (the 
homoeopaths) “have told us that Belladonna in very small doses 
acts as a prophylactic against scarlet fever. I will say that I 
have watched this for more than twenty years, and have given 
it to children where there were cases of the scarlet fever in the 
house, and in no case have these children contracted the disease. 
Only a few weeks ago I had a case of scarlet fever where there 
were four other children in the house, together with the mother 
and father, and none of them had ever had the disease. They all 
got the Belladonna except the father, who would not take the 
medicine, and in due time he had scarlet fever, but none of the 
others did.” 
 
In an old note book we find, under Cicuta virosa: “Considered, 
says Lilienthal, almost a specific in epidemic meningitis cerebro- 
spinalis,” but where, and when he said it is not given. 
 
Spigelia, as all homoeopaths know, is often a wonder worker 
in the most painful cases of neuralgia, so that the following from 
the official journal A. M. A. is curious reading: “Therapy, the 
only therapeutic use for Spigelia, is to promote the removal from 
the intestine of the round worm, and occasionally to aid in the 
removal from the rectum of the pin-worm.” They have much to 
learn about medicine. 
 
Dr. C. J. Junkermann, of Cleveland, O., in Jour. A. I. H., says 
that Ruta graveolens is very useful in “patients who have a ten- 
dency to the formation of deposits in the periosteum, in bone, in 
tendons, about joints, over-straining of tendons in the places 
where they are weak, will form nodules, lumps, bunches or little 
tumors in the tendons. I will include also gradual increasing 
contraction of the flexors, so that the hand becomes permanently 
flexed, or the foot becoming flexed so that the sole becomes more 
concave and the toes drawn under from over-straining and vio- 
lence to the contractors and flexors.” Presumably it is used ex- 
ternally and internally. 
 
Dr. F. C. Richardson (N. E. Med. Gaz., May), writing of 
poliomyelitis, says that the medical treatment must be symptom- 
atic. The remedies he found to be most useful in the cases he 
treated were Gelsemium, Belladonna, Eupatorium and Helle- 
borus. 
 
Dr. E. X. Ritter, Williamsport, Pa. (Med. Summary, April), 
praises the effects of Apocynum in sciatica and neuralgia, lumbar 
and crural. He gives several cases, pain in left sciatic nerve, in 
right leg, and in back which were relieved by half a dram of 
Apocynum in four ounces of water, teaspoonful doses every few 
hours. 
 
Dr. J. H. Allen, Chicago (The Clinique, April), says that 
Arsenicum iod. has helped him in cases of large, hard glands, in 
tubercular glands and in tertiary syphilis, ulcers, hard and carti- 
laginous-like, sallow and tired, heavy feeling in legs. 
 
Dr. J. W. Miller, of Miami College (Therapeutic Gazette), 
writing of eczema of the palms, after giving the usual salves, etc.,. 
adds that great benefit is derived from soaking the hands in hot 
water. Internally, we may add Skookum chuck 3X (medical lake 
salts)  have often proved to be very effective in eczema and kin- 
dred skin ills. 
 
Mercurius cyanide, according to Dr. J. H. Clarke, is “a very 
efficient prophylactic in diphtheria.” He also says that it acts 
better in the 30th than in lower potencies. Some years ago a man 
in New York who had been poisoned with Merc. cy. was treated 
by the doctors for diphtheria at first, before they discovered what 
he was suffering from. 
 
Mezerenm is said to be a good antidote to mercurial poisoning. 
 
There is probably no drug in the materia medica that produces 
so complete a picture of the worst sort of “fits” as does OEnanthe 
crocata. The numerous poison cases from the roots on record 
seem to prove that. Curious to relate a practitioner not long ago 
said, “OEnanthe crocata? Never heard of it.” Yet a case of epi- 
lepsy, or any kind of “fits,” should never be given up until this 
drug is tried. 
 
“It (Oleander) will be found to be, if not a complete remedy, 
yet an indispensable intermediate remedy in some kinds of mental 
derangements, e. g., absence of mind.” — Hahnemann. 
 
“Belladonna will dry the mother's milk, and when it is given 
directly after confinement it will often prevent or retard the flow. 
When we wish to dry the flow of milk, as in cases of death of the 
child, or at weaning time, the application of an ointment contain- 
ing Belladonna will accomplish it in short order with no detri- 
mental effect.” — Dr. E. R. Waterhouse, Eclectic Medical Journal, 
May. 
 
Dr. C. R. Green, Troy, N. Y., contributes a paper to Am . A. 
J. of Hom., for May, on “The Third Action of Hepar Sulphur 
Calcarea in Suppuration.” After quoting various text-books — 
Hughes, Farrington, Nash, Boericke and Goodno — on the drug 
when given high aborting, and low hastening suppuration, he re- 
lates a number of cases, where pus had formed, operation being 
either unadvisable or refused, where the drug in the 3X caused the 
pus to be absorbed, cure following. The cases, four in number, 
included one in the neck, the throat, hand and wrist from gonor- 
rhoea, and a case of appendicitis where patient refused to be 
operated on. 
 
Dr. A. J. Howe, one of the old eclectics, said that a lotion of 
Thuja was good for anal protrusion. Apply externally. 
 
Dr. W. M. Gregory, Berea, O. (Medical Summary, May), 
writes of Calendula, of which he accidentally heard somewhere : 
“First, it will absolutely prevent the formation of pus in lacerated 
wounds and burns ; second, it is of the most helpful things in 
the world to relieve pain; third, it is a truly wonderful remedy to 
promote healing and prevent sloughing.” 
 
“In chronic cases we often find the patient complaining of pain 
in the cervical region, with a tendency for the head to draw 
backward, with nervousness. Here the field is most its own, as I 
know of no other remedy that is so certain in its action. In 
slender, pale-faced girls between the ages of twelve and twenty, 
losing flesh, morning cough, irregular appetite, and even in a few 
cases so far as to have the hectic fever; nervousness, nervous 
chills, etc., when the patient is tall and bloodless — it seems that it 
is in this class of patients that the results have been best. In 
these cases also there may be scant menstruation or neuralgic 
dysmenorrhoea. In cases, old or young, where there seems to be a 
lack of red blood, here is the picture for Gossypium:” — Dr. 
O. C. Baird, Chanute, Kansas, in N. E. M. A. Quarterly. 
 
“Agnus castus tincture, one-half teaspoonful in 
a half glass of water, teaspoonful every hour, never fails to estab- 
lish the flow of milk after child-birth.” — Dr. S. A. Bass, Wichita, 
Kans. 
 
“I have absolutely cured numerous fibroid tumors 
of the breast by the internal use of  Thyroidin 2x.” — 
Dr. E. J. Burch, Carthage, Mo. 
 
The alkaloid of the fountain of youth has been discovered in 
Thiosinamine, as, according to Dr. Hard, Medical Times, one- 
tenth grain three times a day will “stay the hand of time.” The 
drug is said to soften indurated flesh, hence it ought to do the 
same to the hardening tissue of age, so runs the argument. If 
you want to stop the clock of time better use the 1x tablet trits., 
as these represent exactly 1/1o grain. 
 
“Cundurango 30 will relieve the sharp cutting pain in cancer, 
a dose every half hour for a few doses. It takes the place of 
morphine." — Dr. Rhoda Pike Barstow, Irving Park, III., con- 
tributed. 
 
Dr. W. Banta, Calistoga, Calif., tells of a man he treated for 
scorpion bite in a finger. The treatment was Echinacea applied 
undiluted to the bite and a teaspoonful of the drug in water in- 
ternally, at once followed by another later, divided in twenty drop 
doses, every two hours during the remainder of the day. By 
night he was well on to recovery. In contrast to this he tells 
of another case treated at a sanitarium whose hand was swollen 
enormously, the patient was unconscious for four days, and had 
a crippled hand afterwards. 
 
The quickest relief for haemorrhoids is in Aesculus and Hama- 
melis Suppositories. 
 
This has been verified. Sore throat from inhaling cold air. 
Throat insufferably dry, Cistus Can. 
 
A small cut or injury becomes very much swollen and inflamed, 
sometimes discolored. In such cases Pyrogen will help. 
 
In cases of ulcerated teeth do not forget that ancient standby 
Heckla lava. 
 
Do not stick too close to the idea that the Pulsatilla patient 
must be a mild blonde, or the Sepia one a snappy brunette, and 
so with others. 
 
“Prickly heat,” perspiration, itching, Ledum. 
 
Mr. W., aged JJ, consulted me about “discomfort in his ab- 
domen,” and headache. He said : “I have a feeling that I want 
to keep passing a motion, and when I try to do so I cannot. I 
feel as if someone has pushed something lumpy up my back pas- 
sage.” He further said, “I do not mind my other troubles, so 
long as you get rid of this feeling for me;” I ordered Sepia 30. 
Two doses were sufficient to cure him entirely of this discom- 
fort. — MacCandlish, H. W., July. 
 
With a history of gonorrhoea think of Medorrhinum 30. 
 
When at a stand-still in heart cases do not be afraid to “try” 
Crataegus ox. in 5 drop doses of the tincture. It is not a poison 
like Digitalis, Nitro glyceriiie, etc. 
 
While the reader may never be called upon to treat a case of 
beri-beri it may be interesting to know that Dr. J. N. Majumdar, 
of Calcutta (Indian Homoeopathic Review, July) says that “Rhus 
tox. generally is our principal remedy.”' There are other reme- 
dies, of course, that may be called upon according as the symp- 
toms develop. 
 
Dr. S. C. Paul, in Indian Homoeopathic Review, July, makes 
the following peculiar distinction between the homoeopathic prep- 
arations of Tuberculinum and Bacillinum, in tuberculosis, derived 
from his experience as a practitioner, namely, that Tuberculinum 
acts well where the climate is dry and Bacillinum where it is wet 
and in marshy districts. 
 
On arterio-sclerosis. Dr. J. Herbert Moore in the discus- 
sion said : “To my personal knowledge and in my experience 
Plumbum from its pathology seems to take the lead” — i. e., in the 
therapeutics of this disease. The general opinion seemed to be 
that therapeutics in this condition are of little avail. 
 
In a general discussion of tonsils, adenoids and goitre (Iowa 
Hom. Jour., Nov.), Dr. Nettie Campbell told of a bad case in a 
young child which improved under Tuberculinum and Malan- 
drium. She also praised Baryta carb. in tonsillar 
troubles, curing cases in which it had been said that nothing but 
an operation would avail. Other doctors also praised the action 
of this remedy, but some maintained that it was a waste of time 
to do anything but operate. Burnett said that Bacillinum once 
a week should always be considered in tonsil cases. 
 
Our old friend, Stacy Jones, says in Medical Genius: “Con- 
vulsions. Spasms of all kinds. Epilepsy. The one grand mas- 
ter remedy is Melilotus. Adult 1 drop of the tincture every 5 
minutes during an attack.” If everything has failed this hint 
may be useful — if not it will be no worse than what has preceded. 
 
The same quaint authority says: “The acetate of copper, in 
minute doses, stands in the front rank of remedies for heart 
trouble with anguish and oppression, and rigid spasm.” Now in 
his dosage “minute” stands for the 2x on the average. 
 
According to Clarke's big Dictionary of M. M., “slag,” or, as 
it is known in homoeopathic pharmacy, Silico-sulpho-calcite of 
alumina, did one thing for a prover that was rather satisfactory 
to him, namely, it produced no symptoms, but “it cured him of 
flatulent distension in the evening and an oppressive feeling over 
the heart.” It has also cured housemaid's knee and also “a 
dreadful anal itching, piles and constipation as if by magic.” in 
one prover it produced “soreness of the anus,” but “his general 
health was much improved by it.” Slag seems to be a useful but 
little known remedy. It is generally used in the 3X and 6x trit- 
uration. 
 
Formica rufa has been commended by several homoeopaths in 
the past, notably Dr. R. M. Cooper, for nasal polypi. Some 
cases are on record where, after several operations, where the 
polypi returned, this remedy cleared away the trouble and others 
where it obviated an operation. It was used from the 2x up.