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Jun 6, 2015



Papal- Cross Spider

      All spider poisons powerfully affect the nervous system (See tarentula, Mygale, etc).
      All symptoms of Aranea are characterized by periodicity, and coldness, and great susceptibility to dampness. It is the remedy for the constitution favorable to malarial poisoning, where every damp day or place favors chilliness. Patient feels cold to the very bones. Coldness not relieved by anything. Feeling as if parts were enlarged and heavier. Wake up at night with hands feeling twice their natural size. Spleen swollen. Hydrogenoid Constitution, i.e, Abnormal sensitiveness to damp and cold, inability to live near fresh water, lakes, rivers, etc, or in damp, chilly places (Nat. Sulph. Thuja).

 Head:- Pain in right trifacial nerve from periphery inwards. Confusion; better by smoking in open air. Heat and flickering in eyes; worse in damp weather. Sudden violent pain in teeth at night immediately after lying down.

 Female:- Menses too early, too copious. Distention of abdomen. Lumbo-abdominal neuralgia.

 Chest:- Pain in intercostal nerve from nerve endings to spine. Bright red hæmorrhage from lungs (Millefol; Ferr phos).
 Stomach:- Cramps after eating a little; epigastrium painful to pressure.
 Abdomen:- Enlarged spleen. Colic returns same hours. Heaviness in lower abdomen, as of a stone. Diarrhœa. Arms and legs feel as if asleep.
Extremities:- Bone-pains in extremities. Pain in os calcis. Sensation of swelling, and of parts going to sleep.

   Sleep:- Restless and waking, as if hands and forearms were swollen and heavy.

   Fever:- Coldness, with pain in long bones, and feeling of stone in abdomen at the same hour daily. Chilly day and night; always worse during rain.

      Worse:- damp weather; late in afternoon, and at midnight.
      Better:-  smoking tobacco.

   Relationship:- Tela aranearum-Spider's web.--Cardiac sleeplessness, increased muscular energy. Excitement and nervous agitation in febrile states. Dry asthma, harassing coughs; periodic headaches with extreme nervous erethism. Obstinate intermittents. Acts immediately on arterial system, pulse full, strong, compressible.
      Lowers pulse rate frequency. Masked periodical diseases, hectic, broken down patients. Symptoms come on suddenly with cool, clammyskin. Numbness of hands and legs when at rest. Continued chilliness.
      Aranea Scinencia-Grey Spider--(constant twitching of under eyelids. Sleepiness. Worse in warm room).
      Heloderma; Cedron; Arsenic.

May 30, 2015

Do Medicines Make Functional Changes?

Do Medicines Make Functional Changes?

By E. A. Farrington, M.D.

          At a regular monthly meeting of the Society held on May 11th, 1876, A.R. Thomas, M.D., President, being in the Chair, the following interesting papers were read by E.A. Farrington, M.D.; "Do medicines make functional changes?" being a reply to an article of Dr. Lippe in the May number of the Medical Advance, entitled, "The Last Departure of Homoeopathy in the Physiological Livery," and by Pemberton Dudley, M.D., "On the Cimex Question."

          In the May number of the Medical Advance, Dr. Lippe contributed an article entitled, "The Last Departure of Homoopathy in the Physiological Livery."
          So far as the charges preferred in this article apply to me personally, they demand no reply. But so far as they compromise the integrity of the College in which I hold my professorship, I am bound to enter the contest in her defense.
          In the early part of the winter I issued a syllabus containing some questions, arranged in sections. These questions comprised a goodly portion of the Materia Medica, certainly such portions as the beginning practitioner aught to thoroughly understand before he commences the practice of medicine.
          To this syllabus Dr. Lippe raises several objections, viz.:

 - first, he considers that it reaches Schusslerism; secondly, that it is contrary to the teachings of Hahnemann; thirdly, that it is false because the answers to many of the proposed questions are impossible - cannot be true.
          The words which seem especially obnoxious to him are these: "The intelligent application of Materia Medica requires a knowledge of the changes medicines make in functions and nutrition." For example, I asked, "What changes does Lachesis make in the blood?" This Dr. Lippe terms Schusslerism. He asserts, and misapplies Hahnemann to confirm his argument, that it is impossible to know what changes medicines make in function and nutrition.
          The reply to his argument comprises three questions:
          First, what is Schusslerism?
          Secondly, can we learn what changes medicines make in function and nutrition?
          Thirdly, if he can, of what use is such information in the application of drugs?

          First, if Schusslerism means the law which Dr. Hering discovered some thirty years ago, then I plead guilty to the charge. If it means floundering about with untried remedies, basing their symptomatology on their supposed physiological action, making a cure all of twelve substances - then I most emphatically deny the charge. Every question propounded in the syllabus is answered either from provings or from clinical experience. If Schusslerism means that medicinal substances act on tissues producing changes in function and nutrition, then again must I plead guilty.
          And this brings us to the second question, upon the solution of which depends the maintenances of my position. A function is, literally, an act, a performance, and applied to physiology, "is the action of an organ or set of organs" (Dunglison). If I take a drug and symptoms result, are not these the expression of altered functions - altered in degree or quality? If, for instance, Lachesis causes hemorrhages with a settling like charred straw (Guernsey), or if it causes profuse bleeding, the blood will not coagulate (Lippe); is this not a nutritive change? And will this altered blood perform its normal functions? Let the answer be found in the gangrene, the erysipelas, or the impending typhoid state.
          Were Dr. Lippe to ask how the changes are made, I would be compelled to answer, I know not. The secret workings of vital force are under infinite surveillance. Just how it works, mortal man may never know. We live in a world of effects, and it is only of these we can become cognizant.
          The blood propelled by the heart, sweeps over the aortic arch and down the aorta, never dispensing its gifts until it reaches its ultimate in the capillaries. Nerves run to and from centers, giving no impressions until their termini are reached. The ulna, irritated at the elbow, tingles at its termination in the little and outer side of ring fingers. So with every vital effort, it is in its fullness only when terminated in its appointed organ or organs.
          Organs are made of tissues, tissues of molecules, and herein are consummated the complex vital phenomena which make up life. As Hahnemann says, the internal changes we cannot determine. But their effects, which appear normally in conscious sensation and motion, and abnormally in symptoms, are determinable. Whether these symptoms are subjective or objective, they express a change in function or nutrition, and bespeak the tissue or tissues involved.
          If a function is truly defined above, will not the symptoms show a changed "action of an organ or set of organs?"
          If I take a remedy, say Rhus, and it produces a vesicular eruption, will it be denied that a change in nutrition has taken place? And cannot we perceive what change has taken place? Or, still more to the point, if for a non-uniting fracture we prescribe Calcarea Phos., and the callus quickly forms - a callus containing a hundred-fold more lime than we give - can we deny a tissue and a nutritive action?
          We know that tearing, boring pains indicate an affection of bones or periosteum; that sharp, shooting pains indicate an affection of serous membranes. We know that Aconite acts on serous sacs, increasing their suction; while Sepia, Iodine, etc., relax serous and synovial sacs.
          Equally sure are we that Hypericum acts on nerve tissue, Arnica on the capillaries, Mercury in the production and Silicia in the prevention of pus formation, Conium on adenoid tissue, Graphites in the dissolution of cicatricial tissue, Kreosote on the mucous lining of the stomach, Silicia, Chamomilla, Bryonia, on connective tissue, Ferrum on the haematin, Phosphorus on the blood cells, and so on through the Materia Medica.
          But thirdly, Are such facts of use in the application of materia medica? True, a physician may cure the Lachesis hemorrhage without any other information than the mere words of the symptoms. But so long as man finds delight in the exercise of his God-given reason, he will demand the why - the why which anticipates every new truth - the why which led to Hahnemann's quinine experiments, and to every succeeding step in his discovery of Homoeopathy.
          No physician can intelligently apply medicines with simply a memorized materia medica. He is then like the industrious student who, in his attempt to learn French, memorized the dictionary but learned nothing of grammatical construction. Neither can the physician always succeed in obtaining the necessary totality of symptoms without an intimate knowledge of functional perversions. He must know from physiology what are the normal relations of organ with organ; from pathology what changes diseases cause; from the history of diseases what are their probable course, duration and result. For example, delirium, photo-mania, singing, praying, making verses, will yield to Stramonium; but the same symptoms with retained placenta, demand Secale. Neuralgia in and over the left eye may yield to Spigelia, but if a tilted uterus exist, even though there are no subjective pelvic symptoms, the remedy will be Actea Rac.
          Gross in his "Comparative Materia Medica," gives as a symptom of Apis, "suppurations do not occur." Why? Virchow tell us that the production of pus demands an inflammation of the parenchyma. Apis only attacks surfaces, hence it seldom forms pus. The utility of this characteristic is evident in contrasting the remedy with Belladonna, which does attack the parenchyma; Apis, tonsils bright red, erysipelatous; Belladonna, tonsils bright red, swollen threatening suppuration.
          If a patient passes urine depositing reddish sand, are we damaging Homoeopathy if we search for the cause of this defective oxygenation of nitrogenous matter? On the contrary, will not the revealed symptoms help to complete the totality, and so help us to diagnose between Lycopod., Natrum Mur., Ant. Crud., etc., all of which have such a urinary deposit?
          If a newly proved drug causes white, flocculent urine, are we violating the precepts of the Master if we analyze this excretion and, finding phosphates in excess trace thence the relation of other symptoms produced? Let it be remembered, however, that symptoms have a relative value; and although we may make use of every known means in analyzing a case and collecting the totality of its symptoms, we must arrange our picture according to the well tried rules of the Organon.
          The true physician, while he holds fast to the precepts of Hahnemann, neglects no fact which a progressive science might utilize, no discovery which bears the stamp to truth. If the new discovery contradicts his well confirmed laws - his creed it may be called - it must be false, for truth cannot invalidate truth.

Dr Ernest Albert FARRINGTON


May 21, 2015

A Case of a Cystic Tumor on Forehead

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni 

A 28 year male consulted for a cystic tumor on his forehead for more than 7 months. It is increasing in size slowly. He has consulted two senior surgeons and certainly advised for a surgery. One of them advised him that he may need two surgeries one after another to get rid of this cystic tumor.

Patient came to try Homeopathy. On Nov 8, 2014 he reported with a cyst in middle of his forehead. A few warts were seen here and there which were very old. No history of any injury was detected. No other significant sign and symptoms were accompanied.

He was worried and hopeless about his tumor. Very anxious about his health. He has fear of dogs and heights from his childhood.

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni



Calcarea Carb 200 CH     three doses prescribed to take after one another with two hour interval on same day. Sac lac was given for 7 days.

Patient returned on Nov. 17, 2014 and thereafter he given many visits but no repetition and no other medicine was prescribed after Calc Carb 200 CH on first prescription. Significant result was obtained.

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Copyright © 2015 Dr Vandana Patni

Discussion:-  Cystic tumor cured with anxiety and hopelessness of patient. But warts remained with his fear of Dogs and Heights.  

Apr 4, 2015

A Case of Acute Dermatitis

A Case of Acute Allergic Dermatitis
© 2015 Dr Ravinder S Mann

A 39 years old male presented with acute dermatitis in fold of elbow joint which started in evening of 25th March 2015. Patient presented in morning of 26th March with red, mottled, inflamed and sore rash in fold of right elbow.

26th March 2015



Natrum Mur 30   1 dose prescribed and advised to visit everyday.

27th March 2015

Small pustules are erupting at root of hairs.



Natrum Mur 30  1 dose prescribed.

28th March 2015

No medicine prescribed because inflammation start to decrease and color start to darken.

29th March 2015

No medicine prescribed. Crusting started.

30th March 2015

No medicine prescribed. Patient advised to discontinue.

Mar 15, 2015


Simaruba Ferroginea
(Rattlesnake Bean)

Periodicity is the most marked characteristic of this drug. Is particularly useful in topical or in damp, warm, marshy countries. It has been, found curative in malarial affections, especially neuralgia. Adapted to persons of a voluptuous disposition, excitable, nervous temperament. Has powers of antidoting snake-bites and stings of insects. Tincture of pure bean scraped on wound. Mania.

Head:- Pain from temple to temple across eyes. Pain over whole right side of face, coming on about 9 a.m. Crazy feeling from pain across forehead; worse, working on black. Roaring in ears produced by Cinchona. Whole body seems numb with headache.

Eyes:- Shooting over left eye. Severe pain in eyeball, with radiating pains around eye, shooting into nose. Scalding lachrymation. Supra-orbital neuralgia periodic. Iritis, choroiditis.

Extremities:- Lancinating pain in joints; worse, feet and hands. Sudden pain in ball of right thumb, extending up arm to shoulder. Pain in ball of right foot, extending to knee. Shingles, with radiating pain. Dropsy of knee-joint.

Fever:- Chilliness towards evening; then frontal headache extending into parietal region. Red eyes. Heat, with itching of eyes, tearing pain in limb, numbness of limbs.

Relationship:- Antidote: Lach.
Compare: Ars.; Chin.


Feb 21, 2015



General ill feeling with chill, headache, diffused pains. General stiffness. Hyperthermia(Fever) at 39 degree to 40 degree Celsius. Asthenia and anorexia. Neurotic depressive person. Chronic mesenchymatosis. Predisposition to hydrolipopexia by disthroidia with the tendency to hypotension.

Head:- Meningitic syndrome. Encephalitic syndrome with vomiting. Headache of influenza.

Eyes:- Eyes are heavy and sensitive to movements, stiffness.

Throat:- Pharyngo-Laryngitis. Nasal voice. Stridulous conjunctivitis of influenza. Laryngitis of children. Chronic laryngitis.

Nose:- Oculo-nasal catarrh. Coryza of influenza. Polysinusitis.

Ears:- Otitis of influenza.

Stomach:- Gastro-intestinal pain.

Rectum:- Weakening diarrhea. Weakness of the anal sphincter.

Respiratory:- Dry painful cough. Bronchitis, broncho-alveolitis. Broncho-Pneumonia of influenza. Bronchial asthma. Subacute oedema of babies.

Extremities:- Rheumatoid pains during humid and cold weather.   


Note:- H1N1 Influenza or Swine flu may be prevented by this medicine. Recommended doses is take Influenzinum 200 CH potency 2 doses with an hourly interval and then repeat after 5 days.  By - Dr R. S. Mann

Jan 7, 2015


Pessimist, sad, believes his disease incurable. Diabetes, fatigue.

Mind:- Depressive state, want of confidence as regards cure.

Head:- Acute headaches better by holding the head in both hands. Cephalic neuralgia, intermittent with throbbing.

Eyes:- Eyes red, congested, swollen as if from a blow. Impression that the bladder is emptied. Frequent desire for urinating, every hour, pressing, difficult to retain. Incontinence if not immediately evacuated. Diabetes with hyperglycemia, but absence of thirst.

Extremities:- Legs are heavy, weighty, varicose veins. Varicose ulcers with abundant purulant secretion. Deep varicose ulcers, borders are very painful ( Ars., Arn., Aesc., Lach.), but the base of the ulcer is completely painless. Varicose ulcers more painful at night, better by rest, by covering the legs, aggravated by cold and by the contact of water. Swelling of the malleoles; painful with the sensation of great weakness. Itching and burning in the legs.