Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Birthday of Hahnemann


It naturally comes into our minds to celebrate the birthday of Samuel Hahnemann on the eleventh day of April.

Some will do this by a banquet, some by speeches, some by silent heart-throbs.

Some will celebrate openly and outwardly, while in secret they administer tinctures in physiological doses and compound tablets, and alternate two medicines, neither of which is related to the sickness in hand.

The silent, heartfelt thankfulness that Hahnemann was born and lived his life and left us the results of his discoveries in the Organon, Chronic diseases and Materia Medica Pura, is the best way to celebrate this wonderful man's birthday.

Hahnemann fulfilled his usefulness, and no man ever took his place.

This is true of all great and useful men.

Every man that does his utmost in useful work leaves no one to do his work.

Every man must seek his own work and do it; men fail when they try to fulfill another man's work.

Many great men have followed Hahnemann; each has done his own work.

Men have become great in Homoeopathy in following the principles laid down in Hahnemann's Organon, in teaching, translating, compiling, and prescribing, but not a single man has become noted by using tinctures, compound tablets, or ignoring the doctrines of potentization.

Some of these have become noted politicians, but none of them have been noted teaching the Philosophy or the Materia Medica.

The men who have been noted teachers in our Materia Medica have been men who have openly stood for the principles of potentization, the single remedy, the similar remedy, and all the principles found in the Organon.

All such men will celebrate the birthday of Samuel Hahnemann; many others will make speeches, and eat and drink and be merry.

Dr.J.T.Kent.


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

DUAL PATHOLOGIES AND HOMEOPATHY REMEDIES


When there is a combination of two or more pathologies which have nothing in common, this can be taken as the peculiar characteristic of the case and lead us to the appropriate homeopathic remedy.



1. FORMICA RUFA has a combination of polyps + arthritis.
2. KALI NITRICUM has a combination of dropsy+ asthma.
3. CURARE has both diabetes+ debility.

4. CONIUM has both tumors+ paralysis.

5. CONVALLARIA MAJUS has the combination of palpitations+ pain in uterus ( uterine with cardiac pathologies).

6. DIPTHERINUM has a combination of 3 pathologies, paralysis+ tumors+ gangrene.

7. URANIUM NITRICUM has the debility+ dropsy+ diabetes. This remedy has a keynote of rapid emaciation.

8. LYCOPUS VIRGIN is a remedy that has both blood pressure + thyroid complaints.

9. CARBO ANIMALIS has tumors + debility+ slowness.
10. COCCUS CACTI is the remedy that has spasm+ calculi+ dropsy.
11. KALI BICH has dilatation heart and stomach.
12. POPULUS TREMULOIDES has gastric and urinary symptoms of old people.
13. GOSSYPIUM HERB had uterine subinvolution and fibroids with gastric pain and debility.



Dr. SUNIRMAL SARKAR
Source: JUST YOU SEE.

Friday, 5 October 2018

LABORATORY FINDINGS AND HOMEOPATHY REMEDIES

LABORATORY FINDINGS AND HOMEOPATHY REMEDIES:
Repertory : Essential Synthesis (Page 1879-1880)


Adrenaline; decreased : cur
Agranulocytosis : sulfa
Albumin-globulin ratio inverted : beryl
Alkalosis: cortiso
Bacteria: actinomycosis:-  sulfa., thymol
Bacteria: coccidiodomycosis : thymol
Bacteria: colon bacillus : sulfa
Bacteria: ducrey’s bacillus : sulfa
Bacteria: dysenteriae : sulfa
Bacteria: friedlander bacillus : sulfa
Bacteria: gonococci : guat., sulfa
Bacteria: gram-negative : sulfa
Bacteria: haemophilus influenzae : sulfa
Bacteria: meningococcus : sulfa
Bacteria: pneumococcus : sulfa
Bacteria: staphylococcus : sulfa
Bacteria: streptococcus : sulfa                     
Basal metabolism rate : decreased :- pitu-p
Basal metabolism rate : increased:- allox
Blood : acidosis :- sulfa
Blood : alpha globulin increased :- x-ray.
Blood : calcium decreased (=hypocalcemia/milk fever):- nat-f.
Blood : calcium increased (=hypercalcemia):- beryl.
Blood : cholesteral decreased (=hypocholesterolemia):- corticio.
Blood : cholesteral increased (see hyperlipidemia).
Blood : glucose decreased (=diabetes mellitus):- gluco.
Blood : glucose increased ; suddenly :- allox.

Blood : oxygen decreased (=cyanasis):-.aspidin.,carb-v., graph., trinity.

Blood : oxygen increased :- vanad.
Cholrides decreased : cortiso.
CO2 combining power decreased :- sulfa.
Corpuscles; red ( see erythrocytes)
Creatinine increased :- cortico., lyc., morph., op., phos., pic-ac., ser-ang.

Electrocardiograph : P-R interval prolonged:- stroph-s
Encyme, sulfhydryl, inactivated :- x-ray.
Eosnophiles temporarily increased :- cortico.

Erythrocytes; decreased :- acetin., benzol., calc-ar., irid-met., lec., mang-act., nat-n., plb., trinity., zinc.

Erythrocytes; increased ( polycythemia):- cortico.
Gastric secretion increased :- bist
Hemoglobin ; decreased:- calc-ar., ferr-p., lec., x-ray.
Hemoglobin ; increased:- cob-n., vanad.
Histiocytes; increased; chronic:- med.


Hyperlipidemia : aur., calc., calc-f., chel., chin., chion., colch., cortico., ferr-i., hydr., med., nux-v., perh-mal., thuj., thyreotr.

Leukocytes ; decreased:- ars., chin., des-ac., influ., rad-br., rad-met., rib-ac., streptoc., sulfa., x-ray.

Leukocytes ; increased:- antip., bar-i., bar-m., benzol., cortico., ergot., hist., lat-m., nat-m., tub., vanad., x-ray.

Leukocytes ; increased: heterophil:- x-ray.
Leukocytes ; increased: neutrophil :- cortico.
Lymphocytes : decreased :- cortico.
Methemoglobinemia :- sulfa.
Nitro balance negative :- cortiso.
Plasma cells increased :- beryl.

Platelets : decreased ( thrombocytopenia) :- bell-p., colch., crot-h., iod., kreos., lat-m., lyc., penic., x-ray.

Potassium level: reduced :- cortico., cortiso.
Protein ; level: increased :- beryl
Sedimentation rate: decreased :- allox.
Sedimentation rate: increased :- beryl., cob-n., cortico., v-a-b.

Sperm count : low:- aur., carb-an., con., iod., med., pitu., staph., syph., testis., tocoph., x-ray.

Spinal fluid pressure increased :- lat-m., x-ray.
Sulfhemoglobinemia : urea: decreased :- allox., sulfa.
Sulfhemoglobinemia : urea: increased :- carc.
Sulfhemoglobinemia : vessels contricted :- pitu-p.
X-ray : bones: absorption: cadm-met., cortico., cortiso.
X-ray : bones: hardening : nat-f.
X-ray : bones: trabeculation : nat-f.
                                     

Compiled by : KARUPPIAH.S


Thursday, 9 August 2018

RUBRIC: VOYEURISM


Meaning:

1.       One who derives sexual gratification from observing the sex organ or sexual act of others especially from a secret vantage point.

2.        A perversion in which sexual gratification is obtained by looking at nude or partly nude bodies.

3.       Voyeurism is the practice of getting sexual pleasure by secretly watching other people having sex or taking their clothes off.


Remedies: bufo calad culx fl-ac hyos staph


Remedy picture in details:


BUFO RANA: This is a remedy known to correspond to people who always want to be alone, possessed by a compulsive desire to masturbate. Bufo rana subjects may have a brilliant mind, but are unable to create, exhausting all their energies in this constant quest for solitary sexual pleasure. These individuals have trouble expressing themselves (thus sex is prime importance to them); they have difficulty in making themselves understood, which infuriates them. (Dr. Didier Grandgeorge).


CALADIUM: Lascivious, ogles women on the street; but impotent. Sadness from masturbation. Mentally and physically prostrated from sexual excesses and tobacco. We also think of it in sexual debility and impotence. It is the result of masturbation. Nocturnal emissions are frequent and they occur without dreams. The penis remains relaxed during an embrace.

CULEX MUSCA: Sexual perversion. Voyeurism. Uninterested in sex. Aversion to sex, doesn't want to be touched (Female). She had a sexual fear of being attacked and raped. These fears were well represented in the dreams with dreams of war and being bombed of being attacked and of murder and rape.


FLUORICUM ACIDUM : Stands on the street ogling women as they pass by, so great is his lust. Sexual passion and desire increased, & erections at night, during sleep. Increased sexual desire; in old men. Early intercourse. Then early but short marriage. Then frequent change of relationship, but no satisfaction. Beautiful girl friends; but superficial relationships. Can have an orgasm without an erection by imagining a young girl.

HYOSCYAMUS: It is indicated in young person who, due to conservative and straight upbringing , are unable to express their sexuality. They feel forsaken and neglected and suddenly go into insanity where they become openly shameless, talkative and excited. Talkative, obscene, lascivious mania, uncovers body; jealous; loves smutty talk. Erotic; exposes genitals [females]; sings amorous songs.

STAPHYSAGRIA: Staphysagria persons are morbidly sensitive. Their very survival depends on the maintaining a very high reputation and self control. So, he has to suppress a lot of his urges, especially in the sexual sphere. Later when the situation has come desperate and he feels the demand on him is too much, he may throw to the wind all his reputation and honour , and become the opposite. They are inclined to see the porn pictures.
  
Bibliography/References:


1.       Perceiving Rubrics of the Mind- Dr. Farohk J.Master.
2.       Complete Dynamics Repertory.
3.       The Essential Synthesis Repertory- Dr. Frederik Schrayens.
4.       ACSOTROM- Dr. Shreepad Arun Khedekar & Dr. Chirag R. Upadhyay.
5.       Concordant Materia Medica- Dr. Frans Vermulen.
6.       www.wikipedia.org
8.        www.collinsdictionary.com

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

RUBRIC: PERSONAL APPEARANCE


Meaning:

Personal appearance is important to every homeopath to treat the patient because it can show the attitude and politeness of treating people.

This rubric is available in Essential Synthesis repertory with the following four cross reference rubrics.

1.       Coquettish, not enough.
2.       Coquettish, too much.
3.       Indifference, appearance, to his personal.
4.       Tidy
5.       Tidy, appearance, in one’s personal.

Coquettish:  

a.      Coquettish is the adjective of the noun Coquette, a young, flirtatious woman. Coquette is the feminine diminutive of the French word “coq”, which means cockerel or rooster.  The word was originally to the men in the form of coquet to express how men would strut to attract women the same way roosters do to attract hens. Using coquet for a flirtatious male is now rare, but the feminine version remains.

b.      A woman tries to gain the admiration and affections of man for mere self gratification; a flirt.

1. Coquettish, not enough: These women lack of normal sex appeal that is characteristic of every female person. They don’t have a usual attractive behaviour or make up that is exhibited by a normal woman in order to be looked attractive.

Remedies in complete Dynamics: bell., lyc., puls., staph .,sulph.


Remedy Pictures in details:

STAPHISAGRIA:  INDIFFERENCE AFTER MASTURBATION. The patient is moody, depressed, prefers solitude, is shy of the opposite sex. Continually concerned about future. Hence, the patient may not have interest on his appearance.

SULPHUR: People that need Sulphur will tend to hate to bathe, and they can be dirty and unwashed. They will hate to do house cleaning. On the flip side, they can wear strange or eccentric clothing. They are sensitive to odors. They may even have a disgust of body odor whether in themselves or others.

2.Coquettish, too much: This is applicable only in case of female person. They have a tendency in excess to attract attention of men with their seducing behaviour or sex appeal ( like by touching hairs, by sex talks etc). It is normal for a woman if she likes to take make up and behave in an attractive way in order to exhibit her sex appeal. But it is much more than that which is not accepted by the society.

Remedies in complete Dynamics: ambr bell calc-f calc-s geoc-c gins hydr-ac lac-leo LACH lap-a lyc merc nux-v phas-c PHOS PLAT puls ros-d salx-f succ sulph tax VERAT.


Remedies picture in details:


LACHESIS:

Lachesis person can be interested in the beauty of nature, in amusement, and their speech can be magnetic.   The main theme of Lachesis is show. The ideal situation that would best bring out this feeling for a Lachesis patient would be a beauty contest. She would try to beat the competition through any means.
For the Lachesis, a healthy sexual spere is key to their balance, it is reference point to their life. If they have an attractive sex life, then everything in their life flows. They will be more focused , motivated and energized. If their libido is low, they start to dress drab, withdraw and express a lot of tension and anger. Female Lachesis in balance will often dress in a sensual and sexual manner, they dress like this because it is their nature to want to attract attention in that manner. It is not that they need to go out and seek men for sexual purpose, they just enjoy that attention and focus from men in a social setting. Sometime Lachesis who are oblivious to themselves and the way they dress can appear like mutton dress as Lamb (Dr. Sephera Light).
 

PHOSPHORUS:  PHOS woman attractively coquettish manner and knew well how to elicit the admiration of men. They dress with taste, at times flamboyantly, their cloths reflecting the artistic, Bohemian vein that runs through the type. In a dance or gymnastics class, the women will take a position nearest the mirror so as to admire her throughout the drill, thus deriving extra enjoyment from the class. Indeed, the phosphorus narcissism may manifest itself in a liking for mirrors; these individuals, both male and female, will have a number of them distributed around the home. A phosphorus woman may be inordinately afraid of growing old. She cannot accept philosophically the diminishing of her good looks.

PLATINA: Main theme of remedies is, Egotism , superiority complex, high sexual desire. They dressed flamboyantly, sensually. “Hollywood” types; dark sunglasses. It is the key remedy for public figures ( actors, teachers, and politician) who constantly want to “polish their image”.

VERATRUM ALBUM: VERAT sings obscene songs, thinks lewd thoughts, and exhibits immodesty. The patient does not want to cover his private parts, kick off the cloths and lies naked on the bed and exposes the person. Kissing everybody before menses, dislikes talking except in delirium. Nymphomania and  satyriasis.


3.Indifference,apthy, appearance, to his personal: It means, the state of mind is indifferent; lack of care or concern, or lack of interest in their personal appearance. Or having no marked feeling , interest or concern about their appearance. 

Remedies in complete Dynamics: aesc aur-s cinis-p clad-r coca conch ephe-v kola latex lava-f lsd oxyg PHYT posit psor scorp sile-c SULPH syph tax URAN.


Remedy Pictures in details:

PHYTOLACCA: Indifference to life. Loss of delicacy, complete shamelessness and indifference to exposure of her person.



PSORINUM: PSORINUM is closely allied to SULPHUR the patient dreads to be washed. The skin over the body, especially of the face, looks filthy, though it has been well washed. A dingy, dirty, foul look, as if covered with dirt. Skin rough and uneven, cracks easily, bleeding fissures; it becomes rough and scaly. He cannot wash it clean. The skin of the hands is rough, chaps easily, becomes thick and scaly, easily cracks, breaks out in little scaly eruptions; looks unwashed; he always appears to have dirty hands.


SULPHUR: The classical drug-picture of sulphur as a dirty-looking, shoddy personality, wearing tattery, worn-out clothes, with unkempt hair, is a portrait of yore. In modern times you won’t find such a beast among you or in your vicinity, except in lunar asylums. At best one can say that such a description of sulphur-personality means, in modern times, a person who does not care much about his appearance.

4.Tidy:  The person those who are looking clean & neat in appearance and dressed in nice fashionable cloths especially in a formal way is called as smart and tidy (c/f Fastdious).

Remedy in Essential Synthesis:  bar-c, carc.

CARCINOCINUM: In Carc. You will usually find a history of domination, demanding parents, demanding partners, or too much responsibility at a young age. Children who keep their room in a non-childlike tidy order - by themselves [!] – something easy to elicit by the homoeopath. Their parents have told them that only then they are o.k.  Those are children, parents are proud of, as they are well-behaved, easy to handle, orderly, prudent, social, etc.


5.Mind; Tidy, appearance, in one’s personal: bar-c.


BARYTA CARBONICA: "Instead of just wanting to look desirable, as is seen in the first stage of pathology, the insecurity about their body image may become an obsession over their weight and appearance, leading to anorexia. Or they may spend inordinate amounts of time and money to become as beautiful and perfect as possible. ... I've had quite a number of Baryta carbonica patients whose main problem was anorexia. They just refuse to eat because they have such a poor image of their bodies. They will do almost anything if they think it will make the body look better. They won't eat. They will spend incredible amounts of money on clothing or on all kinds of facial surgery. It can become an absolute obsession to look good." (Dr. Frans Vermulen).

Bibliography/References:


1.       Perceiving Rubrics of the Mind- Dr. Farohk J.Master.
2.       Kent’s Comparative repertory of the Homeopathic Materia medica. - Dr.R.Dockx & Dr. G. Kokelenberg.
3.       Complete Dynamics Repertory.
4.       The Essential Synthesis Repertory- Dr. Frederik Schrayens.
5.       ACSOTROM- Dr. Shreepad Arun Khedekar & Dr. Chirag R. Upadhyay.
6.       Prisma Materia Medica- Dr. Frans Vermulen.
7.       Portraits of Homeopathic medicines- Dr. Catherine R. Coulter.
8.        www.wikipedia.org


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Book Review: THE BEGINEERS GUIDE TOWARDS PROMISALONE TECHNIQUE




THE  BEGINEERS GUIDE TOWARDS PROMISALONE TECHNIQUE
By Prem Parkask Malhotra
Edited & Published by Dr. P.G.Chowdhury


It is one of the best books crossed over by me for the past 25 years. This book has explained an easy way of Homeopathic prescribing based on the mind symptoms alone which is called as “PROMISALONE TECHNIQUE”.

The  word “PR-O-MI-S-ALONE” is derived from the word “ Prescribing On Mind Symptoms ALONE” and coined by Dr.H.L.Chitkara,.  He was the first leading homeopath on practice exclusively on this method and presented a book  in the name of “ New Comprehensive Homeopathic Materia medica of Mind” which is compiled from the book “ Synthetic Repertory-Volume-I”  [ Dr.Berthel & Dr.Klunker]. And, Dr.P.P. Malhotra is one of the disciples of Dr. H.L.Chitkara, and successfully treated many cases on this method.

He has written many articles and cured cases in the magazine “AUDE SAPERE” in the past years. Out of which,  123 cases have been compiled by Dr. Dr.P.P. Malhotra in this book along with some interesting articles.  Some cases have been narrated excellently and the patient’s key words are marked with serial number and rubrics are converted accordingly.

It is found that some tough cases have been cured with this method particularly , a DEPRESSION case (No.104)  with IGN 1M, STAPH 1M , THUJA 1M and COCC 30. And  a case of CHRONIC CONSTIPATION (No.109) , cured with VERAT  is something wonderful.   

There are so many advantages are available in this book which is furnished below;

1.      Excellent case taking.
2.      Clarity in the Rubrics conversion.
3.      Selection of the remedy (SIMILIMUM) in a clear way.
4.      Correct potency.
5.      Observation of the case.

We can see the above technique in the following VERTIGO case:

“A young unmarried woman , aged 40 years. She is highly educated, well accomplished and is a practicing Advocate IN High court. She gets spells of vertigo , any time, day or night , walking or sleeping. I asked her , “ Why she did not get married?”. She replied that her father died at an early age and there was no other senior person in family to look after my marriage. Then I am in a legal profession ( litigation etc) so no one ready to accept me as a marriage partner. I asked her, “ Do you feel any sexual urges?. She replied that,” Our society is restrictive, conservative society, so I have to control my urges. In fact, these days, men (Husbands) are greedy and undependable lot, so I keep distance from them. It is not a happy situation”.

Rubrics:
1.      Delusions, persecuted, he (she) is.
2.      Ailments from, celibacy, continence
3.      Aversion, men, to
4.      Sadness, continence, from
( Synthetic repertory)

Rx. CONIUM 30

Conium is common to all the above mentioned rubrics. One dose CON 30 stopped her vertigo and made her cheerful. In this case, the woman is so helpless, neglected, harassed and oppressed. It is real expression of PERSECUTION.


From the above case, we can understand the simplicity and authenticity of this  PROMISALONE method. And, we can find so many similar cases in this book  which are quite interesting too.


Apart from the case analysis, some of the interesting articles like rubrics conversion and management of case have also been explained nicely in this book. Further, it is found that all the mind rubrics in Synthetic Repertory-Vol-I are given in this book (1102 Rubrics) which may be very useful to the physician. 

However, I have noticed some of the disadvantage which is mentioned below;

1.      All Cases are handling with Mind symptoms only and neglecting Physical Generals and Particulars.
2.      Exact Potency was not given in many cases.
3.      No follow up in chronic cases.
4.      And, More spelling mistakes.
5.      Printing & Text of the book is not good & may be re-arranged nicely.

The above points may be considered while releasing the second edition. After finishing this book, my mind spontaneously said, “Yes, this PROMISALONE method is certainly helpful to the beginners and even experienced homeopaths for successful prescription”.

It is really an excellent compilation of Dr. P.G.Chowdhury, and I am conveying  my sincere thanks and gratitude to him and the author Dr. P.P. Malhotra , on behalf of the entire homeopathic community around the world. 


Karuppiah.S
President, FHA,
Federation of Homeopathy Association
Tamilnadu State
Madurai 625014
Mob: +919486102431