Friday, 31 July 2020

Aethusa- Aloof self-talking man (Homeopathic medicine)

Mental symptoms of Aethusa Cynapium-
  1.  A man apart- Aethusa always remains separate from others. He feels withdrawn, but in a very singular way.  But inside he experiences very deep, intense emotions, that he does not communicate  to other people. He may feel friendly, but he appears aloof.
  2. I didn’t grow up in a happy family, I am different from other people.”- Patient always feel disconnected from everyone. He feels that no one can understands him. He always feels alienated.
  3. "Drawn to one singular outlet: animals"- So he withdraws himself from outside world and makes extraordinary communication with animals. He spends most of his time with animals. If someone hurts animal he can do anything even hurt people. He has decided to refrain from communicating with other people. (Animal protector)
  4. Delusion of animals- “I am not interested in the love of human beings, only the love of animals.” (Kent repertory). A deep subconscious connection with animals.
  5. Talk to himself-  When there is insufficient outlets for his intense emotions and if the feelings remain withheld, the emotions can stuff the subconscious mind. This overloading sets and patient's mind starts the brimming, subconscious mind overflows and we may often see the patient begin to talk to himself.
  6. Fear of sleep - Fears to close his eyes lest he should never wake,” fear of surgery; the patient fears that he will not awaken from the anesthesia because combination of both the fear of sleep and fear of dark makes him fear of surgery. Fear of the dark. When he finally go to sleep, the sleep is restless and he starts, talks in his sleep and may even be prone to somnambulism.
  7. Linea nasalis- He always seems to be serious and always give an impression of deep meditating about the affairs, so linea nasalis is well marked. 
  8. Examination Funk-  His benumb mind makes it feel empty and incapable of perceiving, retaining and processing information. Schoolboys or students cannot concentrate their mind on their work. It seems  impossible to prepare for an examination because they are unable to read anything, unable to think or even focus or pay attention. They feel a kind of stupefaction as if a barrier is between their organs of sense and the external objects.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

"Psora miasm- a mamma's gift "

We get some gifts knowingly or surprisingly, gives us happiness and when a gift, we receive from our mother (or mother nature), is always special for us. Our mother gives us life and that is greatest gift we ever received. But if we come to know that she gave us the factor or that soil on which plant of diseases flourish and grows, that is very surprising and distress us.

                                         It is true! how?

We have received hereditary influence in the form of genes. So everything in the present is charged with the past. Individual grows at a particular time, in a particular environment with a particular tendency. The expression varies in different individuals according to constitution, hereditary disposition, education, habits, mode of living, diet, occupation tendencies of mind, morals etc which together constitutes the miasm.
                                It starts when zygote forms. Zygote is a single cell inherited the impression of emotion of parents. What was mom's first reaction on hearing that she was pregnant? Was there any fright or other strong emotional event during pregnancy (fear, anxiety, rejection feeling, indignation, rudeness of others, etc.)? In which circumstances she lives during pregnancy? 
      Actually all these emotions have energy and when emotion is repressed or sidetracked from normal consciousness, that is, from the discharge of its psychic energy, it is transformed into physical disturbances. The crises of anxiety, fear ,anguish, mania, the aggressive impulses is an abrupt interruption of morbid energetic tension  which seek a way out for liberation.We observe it as the origin of mental and personality disorders, in stagnation during infantile stages due to repression or frustration. Pathological symptoms are surrogate expressions of repressed emotions.
                    Psora the main miasm with the internal restlessness, the constriction, the anxieties, and phobias are the essential negative factors, those which hinder the free flow of vital energy. Psora that bring out the anxieties of life from mind to the organs. Psora is purely produces functional dyscracias. It is a dynamic disposition of morbid susceptibility of vital force which establishes in nervous system conditions of weakness, so it means principal psychic phenomenon of Psora which exists in the background of every physio-pathological picture.

According to Kent: - "The internal state of man is prior to that which surrounds him ; therefore, environment is not cause ; it is only, as it were, a sounding board ; it only reacts upon and reflects the internal. One who has the prior, which is internal, may have that which can follow upon the external ; it flows, as it were from the internal and effects its forms upon the skin, upon the organs, upon the body of man.
If we have anxiety of life, if we live in a state of alarm, in a state of perpetual tension, embitterment over the past, envy, hatred, frustration, defensive or competitive states with sense of guilt, phobias, compulsive ideas, fears, anxiety, restlessness and in a state of perpetual internal protective wall and then arises from itself a blocking in the vital energy through the body and develops the disease.
                                            Health is the unconfined expression of the vital energy through the body in a harmonious interaction with the natural and human environment which process represents the psycho-biological adaptation, ultimately the inspired opening of own nature which is experienced wrongly as isolated and autonomous oneness, in the true richness of life. Disease is every kind of alteration , blockage or hindrance of free and harmonious flow of life energy which strikes the body and mind.
According to Hahnemann: - "Psora is the underlying cause, and is the primitive or primary disorder of the human race. It is a disordered state of the internal economy of the human race. This state express itself in the forms of the varying chronic diseases, or chronic manifestations."
According to Kent:- "Thinking, willing and doing are the 3 things in life from which finally proceed the chronic miasms.''...........had Psora never been established as a miasm upon the human race... susceptibility to acute diseases would have been impossible... it is the foundation of all sickness."

                                            So, the gift we get from mother (Psora) is the reason behind all the underlying causes of diseases either they belong to Psoric miasm or Sycotic miasm or Syphilis miasm, they born from one mother i.e. "The Mother Psora."

Friday, 24 July 2020

"Caution before giving these Homeopathic medicine"

  1. Apis-- Lower potency repetition in pregnancy (Farrington)
  2. Kali. Carb.-- Too high in old gout, Bright's disease, advanced Phthisis (Kent)
  3. Merc.-- Too often in Psoric cases (Kent)
  4. Arsenic alb.-- In dysentery (Kent)
  5. Sulphur-- Phthisis and structural diseases (Kent)
  6. Phos.-- Beware in impotency or very weak constitutions (Kent)
  7. Natrum Mur.-- Shouldn't often repeated in chronic cases without an intercurrent called  by the symptoms.
  8. Natrum mur.-- Should never be given during fever paroxysms
  9. Iodum-- Should not be given in lying-in period except in high potencies (Hering)
  10. Ferrum-- Should not be given in syphilis 
  11. Potash salts-- Should never be used when there is fever
  12. Santonine-- Don't give when there is fever or constipation

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

"Key Points to be Remembered"

  1. The outstanding symptom is the key to follow, no matter how remote this symptom may be from the pathology.
  2. Symptoms indicating the curative remedy often lie outside those that make up the pathology of the case.
  3. Hahnemann's central idea is fundamental that the farther an outstanding symptom seems removed from the ordinary course of disease, the greater is that symptom's value in determining the remedy.
  4.  After a remedy has acted, repeating the remedy too soon is one of the greatest mistakes that can be made. (Boger)
  5.  After a prescription giving relief, do not give a remedy for any new symptom appearing in a less vital part. (Adolph Lippe)
  6.  In chronic cases do not repeat or change a remedy too soon.This statement needs to be repeated a thousand times. (Sloan)
  7. Ultimates do not indicate the remedy. In cancer the sharp pains, ulceration and anemia are ultimates. Preceding symptoms must be found and on these the remedy selected.
  8.  Do not dip into the chronic state when dealing with an acute condition and vice versa. (Roberts.)
  9.  Do not commence treatment of any chronic disease during an acute exacerbation. Prescribe for the acute symptoms.
  10.  In treating a chronic case, if an acute condition appear, unless it becomes dangerous or throws upon the screen some individualistic indication, it should generally not be interfered with.
  11. If an acute disease appears on top of a chronic, you must let the remedy work its way out. (Boger)
  12. In any complicated chronic case, the recent symptoms are the deciding ones.
  13.  There is no better evidence of the good action of a remedy than mental improvement. (Kent)
  14. Prescribe for the last symptom to open the case.Follow with related remedy if any.
  15. Cure your case in layers, the last layer first. (Woodbury)

                                          --'From Homeopathic Recorder'

Indifference (Final part)

Some more aspects of indifference: -

Indifference to everything in life- This state is similar to ennui, that mental weariness and overall dissatisfaction with life.  His attitude is more defeatist; his mood is calm, but his outlook is indifferent. This state is in following medicines-

  1. Lycopodium
  2. Calcarea Carb.
  3. Sulphur
Indifference to pleasure and money- A genuine lack of response to pleasure or can indicate some strong feeling or conviction which the patient is combating. "Pleasure" here does not mean merely sensual gratification or indulgence in comfort, sexuality, rest, and beauty (although elements of these are naturally present), indifference to pleasure thus suggests some gross psychic deformity, the negation of some vital human attribute. 

  1. Phosphoric acid
  2. Carbo veg.
  3. Sepia
N.B.-In Phosphorus indifference often takes the form of unresponsiveness, in Lycopodium of detachment, in Sulphur of egocentricity, in Natrum muriaticum of self-denial, in Sepia of lack of interest, in Lachesis of  switching off, and so forth. 

Monday, 20 July 2020

Indifference Part-3


2) Feigning indifference- Generally the indifference is not genuine but merely feigned─ a veil concealing some underlying drive, fear, or vulnerability; they conceal their injuries under a cloak of indifference. The aim is not to deceive. The mask of indifference helps to preserve self control and maintain emotional stability. It serves to control consuming emotion and person gives signals to others that this reserve should not be violated but be respected. 
                              Our homoeopathic remedies are available to help patients who conceal their injuries under a cloak of indifference. But as a result,  who are unforgiving and unforgetting, develops pathology.

A) Natrum muriaticum Natrum muriaticum can be equally indifferent to life after some painful disillusionment or loss of enthusiasm, but has another mode of reaction. He seldom abandons completely any activity involving an element of duty and thus, despite his current apathy, joylessly goes through the motions of what was once meaningful. Hence, his indifference is burdened with more unrealized anger and resentment. He  hides his sorrow under a beaming smile so as not to burden others with his endless difficulties. (''No, nothing's the matter ... Yes, I'm perfectly fine!"). He is a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing his feelings or complaints or maintains a stoic front and stiff upper lip to prevent his feelings from others. 
                         He reflects alternate spells of diligence, high spirits, and enthusiasm with mood swings and sudden reversals of tastes and opinions. Although Natrum muriaticum might be genuinely indifferent to his own life or welfare, he is not indifferent to death. While perhaps welcoming it in the abstract, he cannot be apathetic about leaving the world improperly attended to.
 When he recovers from a debilitating indifference, he embraces life with the eagerness appropriate to one miraculously gracious manner, and give another opportunity of assisting a world in hardship.

B) Staphysagria- After argument which ends in insult and he goes home and suffers; he does not speak it out, but controls it and then suffers from it. Staphysagria cures the cases where complaints come from pent up wrath, suppressed anger, suppressed feelings. The person becomes speechless from suppressed indignation, anger with indignation. -(Kent)
                       He dislikes to talk, meditate or doesn't want to do intellectual and serious work after undeserved insult, become indifferent to everything ( After insult or onanism). Patient is so sensitive that the least action or word troubles or annoys his feelings. Amorous dreams, desire for death, anxiety and agitation, which allow him  no rest and  his ill-humour, irascible, spiteful behavior, inducing him to fling violently whatever is at hand-(Clark).
                              The conscious mind may be willing to overlook, but which the implacable physical constitution has no intention of letting pass.

C) Sepia-  Sepia experiences love not as excitement or enjoyment, but rather as a responsibility or even a burden. So she falls back on duty. After the end of her capacity of working, duty-bound Sepia keeps her going until gradually she begins to feel bitterness her imprisonment and struggles against the ties that bind her. In her wretchedness she projects gloom, just as the cuttlefish ejects its cloud of ink. No one can spread darkness around herself like a discontented Sepia. Then she begins to think of leaving home, to escape from the burdens of imposed love.
              Sepia's overall indifference (''very indifferent to everything: the death of a near relative or some happy occurrence leave her equally unaffected": Hering) makes her so stone-heart that she even not affected by any loss in her life. When she urged to converse or socialize, may lack the energy even to pull the muscles of her face into a smile or articulate words, or merely to look and respond appropriately. 
               Her indifference may extend also to food. "I simply don't have any appetite whatever" is a common remark because she only and only wants to get some rest. She loves her husband and children dearly but  she is too exhausted to feel anything but the need to get through the day's work and survive to the next. She simply has no physical or emotional energy left for love  ("indifferent to those she loves best": Hering; " ... to her children": Kent).

D) Arsenic Album- Arsenic has racehorse mentality: nervous, excitable, competitive, determined to lead. Perfectionist is the key word for arsenic. He becomes apathetic about his work when he can no longer give a uttermost performance; if he cannot be the best, he prefers to have nothing to do with the field. In Arsenic album, reflecting the "all-or-nothing" syndrome and indifference to work can at times be encountered even contrasting markedly. In this way, his indifference conceals an underlying sorrow, regret, even despair, at his loss of capacity.
                       Indifference to work (like indifference to pleasure) deprives him of an escape from his inherently colorless outlook or his consuming obsessions. Arsenic feign such indifference but cleverly preempt their critics by critiquing their own work first, thus obliging others to protest and defend it. He is the one who professes indifference to criticism of his work but is really seeking praise.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Indifference (Part-2)


Types of indifference: 
  1. Actual indifference
  2. Feigning indifference

1- Actual indifference- A actual indifference, in the sense of true emotional emptiness, can be caused by such acute physical ailments as influenza, pneumonia. mononucleosis, malaria,typhoid, and others. The patient is become too feeble to gather a mental or emotional response.
A-Carbo. veg.- Carbo. veg comes first to mind for the real indifference accompanying the state of collapse following a severe illness.  "The whole mental state, like the physical, is slow. The mental operations are slow. Slow to think; sluggish; stupid; lazy. Cannot whip himself into activity, or rouse a desire to do anything. Wants to lie down and doze."-(Kent). " Indifference ; heard everything without feeling pleasantly or unpleasantly, and without thinking of it"-(Hering). "as if all life had drained away"-(Jan Scholten). "music which he loves does not affect him."-(Hahnemann)  
 These mental symptoms reflect one aspect of the well-attested Carbo veg. "sluggishness". Disintegration and imperfect oxidation is the keynote of this remedy. 

B-Gelsemium- Another commonly prescribed medicine for indifference after an exhausting illness (influenza in particular) is Gelsemium. Here the mental "dullness, listlessness, and languor" -(Boericke) co-relate with to the patient's physical picture of ''droopy eyelids, heavy limbs, and complete absence of energy'' . It is a beautiful explanation of the law of similars, the state of both mind and body is reminiscent of the torpid, sultry languor induced by the intoxicating perfume of the yellow jasmine from which the remedy derives.

C-Cinchona (China)-  The same may be said for China (Cinchona officinalis) whose indifferent state  ("what formerly appeared to him in a bright, genial light, seems now to be lusterless, unworthy, and shallow"-Hahnemann), arises from extreme debility, great lassitude and weakness, usually associated with the loss of vital fluids (hemorrhages, drenching perspiration, diarrhea).

D-Opium- Opium's "stupefaction [and] indifference" are easily recognized by those familiar with the effects of opium and other opiates.  ("complains of nothing, wants nothing; tranquil indifference to earthly things"-Hahnemann).The grand characteristic of Opium is the drowsiness, inertia, torpor, absence of sensation, absence of reaction, which appears is its general effects. In all complaints with ''great sopor; painlessness; complaining of nothing and wanting nothing'' required opium-(J.H. Clark).........''inability to realize or feel their surroundings''-(Kent).

E-Phosphoric acid- Indifference; prostrated and stupefied with grief; effects of disappointed love. Home-sick. A complete indifference to everything ; not a soporous, delirious, or irritable condition, but simply an indifferent state of mind to all things; patient does not want anything, nor to speak, shows no interest in the outside world. Listless, apathetic ; remarkable indifference to everything in life ; especially if there be emaciation and debility.-(Hering). 
                                     "Mental enfeeblement" is the thought that will come into the mind when considering what the Phosphoric acid patient says, does and looks. The mind seems tired. "When questioned he answers slowly or does not speak, but only looks at the questioner." -(Kent)   
                to be continued...............

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Indifference (Part -1)

Indifference:-Webster’s dictionary-
 “Lack of feeling for or against anything; apathy; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; not easily interested or moved; neither good or bad, desirable or undesirable

This highly complex emotion is void, full of substance and agitated inner tension. It's manifestation is differ according to causes in various constitutional types. In its purest form, indifference is a sickness arising from total physical collapse or mental shock, with no strength to care. But sometimes it is part of a curative process─ offering the individual a way to find emotional equilibrium or overcome an underlying vulnerability.              
                                                  Person with indifference has a rejection of overly powerful and uncontrolled emotions which endanger one's tranquility. It is the state of calmness after an emotional storm, emerging, when pain and bitterness have been exhausted, emotional injury and disappointment overcome, malice and indignation vanish. The patient has progressed beyond the destructive anger. It  assists him to confront distressing emotional ambiguities or to become disengaged from some obsession or unendurable reality. 
                                The task of the homeopathic remedies may often be to help the patient arrive at or maintain this highly desirable state of poise and serenity. By their action that can remove an unhealthy indifference and encourage a curative one.  However, sustained indifference, even when curative, is often unnatural.The individual who remains too long in an emotional void, lacking positive feelings and there is risk of filling the vacuum with negative thought. In these cases, releasing the patient from his indifference and restoring him to a fuller state of existence becomes the physician's prime objective.The term "indifference" thus covers a range of functions both curative and masking, emotions both healthy and unhealthy and manifested both desirable and undesirable. Meaning, in homoeopathy, we have a large variety of possible medicines.   
                                         Only the selection of Phosphoric acid and Sepia,  merely reflects the physician's own observations and limited experience─ and is not meant to exclude such remedies as Platina, Lilium tig., and dozens of others which have also been found to benefit patients in whom indifference is a prominent symptom.

               to be continued...........

Monday, 13 July 2020

"Essay on a New Principle for Ascertaining the Curative Powers of Drugs.”

It was the first essay by Hahnemann that appeared in Hufeland's Journal.
It was during his residence at Konigslutter, in 1796, that Hahnemann first communicated to the world by means of the public print his new discovery in medicine.

In 1795 Hufeland, renowned in all Germany, began to publish in Jena, a medical journal called, Journal der practischen Arzneykunde und Wundarzneykunst.

 In 1796, Hahnemann published the article entitled : "Essay on a New Principle for Ascertaining the Curative Powers of Drugs."

                       In this, he evaluates the condition of medicine at that time; He stresses that chemistry may help find the medicinal powers of substances, but it cannot tell anything about its functions in the human body, which is of a living nature. He argues that chemistry is not the proper exponent of the curative action of drugs.  On experimentation on animals with poisons is of little use since many plants deadly to man are harmless to animals. He emphasis that the true method of experimentation with drugs is by testing them on the healthy body.

He presents his theory in the following words :
" Every powerful medicinal substance produces in the human body a kind of peculiar disease; the more powerful the medicine, the more peculiar, marked and violent the disease.We should imitate nature which sometimes cures a chronic disease by super adding another, and employ in the (especially chronic) disease we wish to cure that medicine which is able to produce another very similar artificial disease, and the former will be cured ; Similia Similibus."
In 1796, in his "Essay on a New Principle," Hahnemann mentions the following 46 remedies, of which 19 later appear in the Fragmenta as fully proven drugs. 

Medicine of Experience ( In 1805 An article and precursor formulated for Doctrines of Homeopathy)

It is an article and precursor of Organon of Medicine in 1805. According to Hahnemann man must not imitate the nature in its effort to get rid of diseases as these methods are crude and ineffective. 
Hahnemann said-  
"In which he tried earnestly to throw away all the odds, peculiar , deleterious application of the medicine prevailed at that period and showed a new way through the simple way of the rational art of healing which shouldn’t imitate the nature rather than based on the sound natural law / principle."
 Since the early human life man has been send to the adverse conditions of the earth in most helpless manner but due to the kindness of the God the man only possess the most precious quality of life – the mind which made the man superior from other animals and this divine power help the mankind to think about the protection from the disease.
                                The nature which is ruled by the Creator to maintain the functions and sensations of the organism in the marvelously perfect condition so long as the man continues in good health, but was not intended nor adapted for the restoration in the best manner of deranged health. 
 To overcome the disease, the nature’s way are too dangerous to follow, because it is in very crude form and haphazard manner without any intention to smooth recovery. But a sensitive physician’s mind never allow him to depend on the nature and the great creator also never want that –we always follow the nature. Cure   occur more  rapidly, more surely, with less after- suffering and without creating any crisis.
    According to Hahnemann-
"Medicine is a science of Experience; it's object is to eradicate diseases by means of remedies".
In Medicine of Experience, he instructed about different causes of disease, individualization of patient as well as remedy. In 'Maxims of experience' he tells after case taking what had happened after meetings of two dissimilar affection which he termed complex disease. 
                                                         To be a practitioner of rational art of healing, one should have thorougknowledge of diseases, of remedies and knowledge of their employment. He also instructed about the indisposition of health in which patient not needed any treatment. There are also instructions regarding the choice and administration of the proper remedy.
At the last paragraph of this writing he mentioned about the diet and regimen (specially during acute diseases) during homeopathic mode of treatment.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Carcinosin-- A Victim of Frightful Dominance

According to J.H. Clark-This is one of the principal nosodes of cancer, and is one of Dr. Burnett's preparations. I have met with a suicidal tendency in several cancer patients, so that the cancer nosodes may be appropriate in many mental cases, especially with a tendency to suicide and family history of cancer.

According to J.T. Kent- He believed cancer to be result of suppressed Psora miasm.

According to William Boericke-Carcinoma of the mammary glands with great pain and induration of glands; of uterus, the offensive discharge, hemorrhage and pain are greatly relieved.

      Indigestion, accumulation of gas in stomach and bowels; rheumatism-Cancerous cachexia.

According to Foubister- It is useful in mental cases with a background of fright, prolonged fear or unhappiness. Fear can come into picture a great deal and anticipation. This is an important aspect of Carcinosin. 

Why Hahnemann change the Motto in second edition of Organon of Medicine from 'Gellert poem to Aude Sapere'

Reason of using word 'Aude Sapere'-

Friday, 10 July 2020

Aesculapius In Balance ( A pamphlet, one of the precursor of Organon of Medicine, in 1805)

In 1805, a pamphlet came into existence written by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, depicted the state of mind  of  him,who was in disgust of prevailing practice of medicine of that time.

This writing exhibits that he had lack of certainty and development in the art of medicine because physicians were unaware of facts that druggist was making the same drug or giving substitutions of prescription or giving them inaccurate compound as prescribed by doctors.

He was against the laws of the time that physicians were forbidding the preparation or dispensing the medicine. He said that preparation of medicine should not be trusted to the apothecary (who prepared and sold the drugs). Physician should understand how to prepare his own medicines so that he may know exactly what he is giving to his patient and be certain that there is no substitution or mistake in giving medicine.

Hahnemann said in this article "I repeat," he says, "from the very nature of the thing, I repeat, the physician should be prohibited, under the severest penalties, from allowing any other person to prepare the medicines required for his patients ; he should be required, under the severest penalties, to prepare them himself, so that he may be able to vouch for the result.

But that it should be forbidden to the physician to prepare his own instruments for the saving of life-no human being could have fallen on such an idea a priori."

It must be remembered that the man who opposes the art of apothecary compiled a very important book which gives principles and practice of pharmacy in detail.

And yet Hahnemann was forbidden to prepare or dispense his own medicines, and was driven from place to place because he attempted to do so. It is to be presumed that he really knew more about the business than most of the members of the Worshipful Company of the Apothecaries, who persecuted him.

He continues in this treatise as follows :

"It would have been much more sensible to prohibit authoritatively, Titian, Guido Reni, Michael Angelo, Raphael, Correggio or Mengs from preparing their own instruments (their expressive, beautiful and durable colors), and have ordered them to purchase them in some shop indicated.

By the purchased colors not prepared by themselves, their paintings, far from being the inimitable masterpieces they are, would have been ordinary daubs and mere market goods.

And even had they all become mere common market goods, the damage would not have been so great as if the life of even the meanest slave (for he too is a man) should be endangered by untrustworthy health instruments (medicines) purchased from and prepared by strangers. (Lesser Writings," New York, page 434.)

Precursors of Organon of Medicine (Immortal work of Hahnemann)

  1. In 1796--An essay on a new principle for ascertaining the curative powers of drugs.
  2. In 1805--Aesculapius in the Balance.
  3. In 1805--Medicine of Experience.
  4. In 1808--On the Value of the Speculative System of Medicine.
  5. In 1809--Observations on the Three Current Methods of Treatment.
  6. In 1813--The Spirit of the Homeopathic Doctrine of Medicine.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

ART OF PRESCRIBING---Some initial points to remember when prescribe homeopathic medicine

The remedy you select may be of mineral or vegetable or animal origin or a nosode. If you are considering a mineral remedy, before giving a mineral remedy, please try to begin the treatment of your case always with a vegetable remedy. There is only one exception to this rule and that is Lycopodium. It is a vegetable remedy but please generally avoid beginning the treatment of a case with Lycopodium. With Lycopodium it is the experience of the old homoeopaths – it is so deep in action, like Sulphur and Calcarea, comprising the 3 big remedies of our materia medica – that when you begin with such a remedy you create a turmoil and you may have sometimes an aggravation that you do not wish, so sharp. And so you have to be cautious not to begin with Lycopodium unless it is absolutely indicated.

Peculiar and Uncommon symptoms of Lycopodium Clavatum

Baby cries all day, but sleeps all night (rev. of Jalapa, Psorinum).
Very sensitive; even cries when thanked.
Dread of men; fear of being alone ( Bismuth, Kali Carb., Lilium tig.).
Canine hunger; headache if he doesn't eat.
Good appetite, but a few mouthfuls fill up to the throat.
Fullness, not relieved by belching (Cinchona).
Old men, with strong desire to coition but with imperfect erections, fall asleep during on embrace; premature emission.
Red sand in the urine (Phos).
Discharge of blood from genitals during every stool.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Brief about Homeopathic Medicine LYCOPODIUM

Lycopodium is one of the pivotal remedies of the materia medica, and an intimate acquaintance with its properties and relations is essential to a proper understanding of the materia medica as a whole. The spores from which the attenuation are made have been called "vegetable sulphur" (probably on account of their use for producing stage-lightning at theaters), and Lycopodium ranks with Sulphur and Calcarea in the central trio around which all the rest of the materia medica can be grouped. The Lycopodiums stand between the mosses and the ferns, and in past eras occupied a most important place in the world's vegetation as fossils show.

LYCOPODIUM is the club moss whose spores are shaped like a wolf's paw; hence the origin of the Greek name: lyco (wolf) and podos (foot). Moss is one of the oldest surviving plant life forms on earth, having existed since the Silurian period some 350 million years ago.

 Yet, it has survived essentially unchanged despite all the intervening geological and climatic cataclysms and upheavals. The associations evoked by the moss family are serenity and stability. It’s lovely green is restful to the eye and soothing to the spirit; its resilient softness is cooling to the touch, and Its pertinacious growth throughout the ages suggests an indestructible nature.  As we seek correspondences between the plant and the man (if only for mnemonic purposes), we find that Lycopodium possesses a pleasant and self-contained personality, soothing in its composure and reserve and, at least outwardly, cool and restrained.
Lycopodium is prescribed when anticipatory anxiety features strongly in the psychological symptoms. Lack of confidence is often hidden by a veneer of arrogance or sarcasm. There is a dislike of close company, but also of being left alone.

 Central  Threat is Inadequate capacity, Weakness in self Situation 


This is truly a vegetative remedy, having a specific action upon the ganglionic nervous system. Hughes says: It is a purely vegetative remedy, affecting the great tracts of mucous membrane, with their cutaneous continuation. The digestive canal and liver is the most important seat of its action.

It also has a specific action upon the mucous membrane of the lungs and kidneys.

Why Hahnemann used motto from poet Gellert on the title page of first edition of Organon of Medicine?

"The truth we morals need,
Us blest to make and keep,
The All-wise slightly cover'd over,
But did not bury deep".
                                      (English version of original)

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positivis sive in sano corpore humano observatis

Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positivis sive in sano corpore humano observatis (“Fragmentary Observations Relative to the Positive Powers of Medicines on the Human Body”) was published in the year 1805, written in Latin language. It was published in Leipzig by M/s Sumpter Joan Ambrose Barth.
This work, containing the first collection of remedies which had been proven on a healthy subject, deals with the remedies together with a number of symptoms found by proving.
Thus, Hahnemann obtained, in the years 1796-1798 a partly usable materia medica, with the help of which he began to treat his patients according to his newly discovered therapeutic principle. But he soon noticed that the extant reports of others were inadequate, inaccurate and consequently thoroughly unreliable. He therefore arrived at a further determination — namely, to observe the effect of medicines on himself.  Hahnemann says “I made it a serious occupation for myself to prove several drugs on the healthy human body.” The results of these investigations were then collected in his book.
It has two volumes.
1-      Pars Prima- The first volume was published in 1805. It has 8 pages of introduction and 269 pages of main text of the book. The first and smaller part of the book contains the symptoms of all the remedies which Hahnemann had proved on himself, in so far as they are not taken from other toxicological observations.
2-    Pars Secunda- The second volume was the Repertory or Index. It has 6 pages of Preface and a Repertory of 470 pages.
This book contains 27 drugs which were as follows:
– Aconitum napellus.
– Acris tinctura (Causticum).
– Arnica montana.
– Belladonna.
– Camphora.
– Cantharis.
– Capsicum annuum.
– Chamomilla.
– Cinchona.
– Cocculus.
– Copaifera balsamum.
– Cuprum vitriolatum.
– Digitalis.
– Drosera.
– Hyoscyamus.
– Ignatia.
– Ipecacuanha.
– Ledum.
– Melanpodium helleborus.
– Mezereum.
– Nux vomica.
– Papaver somniferum (Opium).
– Pulsatilla.
– Rheum.
– Stramonium.
– Valeriana.
– Veratrum album.
Out of the 27 drugs, 24 drugs are from vegetable kingdom, 1 from animal kingdom and 2 are from mineral kingdom. The maximum symptoms were recorded in Pulsatilla (280) and minimum in Copaifera balsamum (17). Out of the 27 drugs, 22 were incorporated into Reine Arzneimittellehre ( i.e. Materia medica pura). Of the remaining 5, Cuprum and Mezerium appeared later in the second edition of Die Chronischen Krankheiten Vol. 3 (1837) and Vol. 4 (1838) respectively, whilst Cantharis, Copaiva, and Valeriana were not furthered by Hahnemann.
He also mentioned this, in his book Organon of medicine, § 109 footnote 3, – ‘The first fruits of these labours, as perfect as they could be at that time, I recorded in the Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positivis, sive in sano corpore humano observatis, pts. i, ii, Lipsiae, 8, 1805 ap. J. A. Barth.’
German and French translations of the book were also published. Fragments sur les effets positives des medicaments observes chez l’homme sin, Pars Prima was translated by Champaeux and Milcent in French in 1855 and it was published at Brussels. This translation was reprinted in 1958. Marion Wetterman translated this into German in 2000, as “Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum”– the first homoeopathic materia medica, Faculty of Medicine, Eberhand-Karls- University, Tubingen.
 In 1834 Dr. F.F Quinn, father of British Homoeopathy, edited this book and published it in one volume from London.

Friday, 3 July 2020

aphorism-2 'the whole'

The aphorism 2, said that " The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its WHOLE extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way, an easily comprehensible principles." 

Why Hahnemann uses the word WHOLE in it? 

Discovery of Homeopathy

Whole of the 18 th century in Europe marked by plethora of theories and hypothesis concerning the nature of disease and its causation ⇩...