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CASE HISTORIES
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RANDOM NOTES ON PRACTICE

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THE UNMANAGEABLE PATIENT

WHO CROSSES HIS DOCTOR

 

A patient is supposed to follow the instruction of his doctor:

but suppose he challenges or argues with the doctor. He is

crossing! Here two top-ranking remedies that should at once come

to your mind are Chamomilla  and Nux-vomica.

Rarely do we come across patients who are unmanageable.*

 

(*Under the remedy Lycopodium in Boericke Mat. Med. we find

the symptom 'haughty and arrogant when sick' which is a

botheration for those around the patient, the family members and

not for the doctor.  This is altogether a different matter.)

In respect of the so-called unmanageable patients you should

not quarrel or argue with him, nor argue to say that his attitude is

not justified.

 

The word cross should come to your mind while dealing with

such harsh and unmanageable patients.  Without keeping this word

in mind mere repertorisation has led to failures.  Actual cured cases

alone can illustrate this to avoid failures in these cases.  An

allopath, in such cases, may simply write on the case sheet 'patient

unmanageable and not co-operating.'  But in homoeopathy “the

high and only mission of the physician is to cure always…”

(Section 1 of the Organon.)

 

Case 1:  A boy of twelve was having unbearable muscular

pain in abdomen/hip extending to knee and it was intermittent.  A

few months prior to this complaint, after diving in a swimming

pool this pain started in a few hours.  Later it went off.  Now for

the last few months the pain had been occurring intermittently but

almost daily.

 

The mother pointed out to me one thing.  Seeing no

improvement with various doctors of several systems of medicine,

whenever a new doctor was proposed, the boy would tell that he

would give only thirty days (one month) time.  If not cured within

this time, he would stop that doctor.

 

This patient is ‘crossing’ the doctor.  No sane person would

enter into argument or put conditions on the doctor.  Before

learning the remedy for this case let us see next case.

 

Case 2:  Lady, forty-five, around menopause.  For a year she

 

had been under my treatment for burnt hands.  I had been giving

her herbal remedies.  Once I was asked to visit this patient.  She

was in bed and her daughter told me that her mother was having

excess bleeding from uterus.  When I entered the house, the patient

asked the daughter (in this case the attendant of the patient) to get

out of the room; after she left, the patient asked me in an irritable

tone, "I have profuse and excess bleeding (menses.)  Is it because

of the heavy herbal remedies (that you have given me) that caused

this bleeding?"

 

I recalled that she never talked before in such a harsh tone.

A note on the treatment of acute diseases.

 

In respect of repertorising in acute diseases you need not pay

much attention as to whether a symptom is 'valuable' or not.  You

take only those symptoms which are changes from his otherwise

formerly healthy state… Organon)

 

I read all the listed under

"HAEMORRHAGE FROM UTERUS" (Lilienthal.)

 In the remedy Chamomilla I found among other symptoms the word ‘irascibility.’

 

Again in the chapter  "MENSTRUATION AND ITS AILMENTS"

under the remedy Chamomilla I found the following:

“… great irritability and crossness all the time,

though unnatural to her when well.”

Chamomilla-10M single dose arrested the excess bleeding

and also she calmed down.  When I saw her a month later, lot of

improvement in the burnt areas in her body.

When patient is irritable, cross and unmanageable, and there

is not much of other valuable (uncommon, rare-strange-peculiar)

symptom the two remedies which should come to our mind are

Chamomilla and Nux-vom.

 

For case No.1 on page 1, we read both Chamomilla and Nux-

v. in Lilienthal under colic and backache.  In the chapter ‘Colic’

under Chamomilla the words “Colic returns from time to time”

agreed with the case under ‘Neuralgia’ under Chamomilla we find

the word ‘crossness’ (One important note: In Nux-vomica  the

picture is slightly different.  Chamomilla patient shows crossness

in words; Nux-v. patient in action.)

 

Long ago a patient went abroad to consult a popular

homoeopath.  That doctor was about to leave his clinic after a day's

hectic practice.  When this patient entered and started telling his

symptom, the doctor asked his assistant to give the patient Nux-

vomica.  The patient, having come from abroad, took the doctor by

his collar and said, "I have come such a long way not to get snap-

shot prescribing.  I learnt that you take down the symptoms of

patient, then work out the case.  Do it in my case also."4

The doctor sat down, took his symptoms, worked out the case

and Nux-vomica came out.

 

In the practice of the author, a certain patient consulted for

impotency.  I noted down on the Case Sheet (case sheet means

plain white sheet on which you write the name of the patient his

age, and date on the top.)

 

After he finished talking, I told him that I would give him

herbal remedies for one month.  At that point he got up and said

in a snappish manner, "I read in your books that you cure patients

completely with one dose.  I want you to do that."  To this I replied

that it is possible in some cases, but his case requires herbal

remedies too.  He took away the case sheet from my table and went

away saying "In that case I don't want your treatment."

Sometimes you get the symptom after you have prescribed! I

phoned up the doctor who referred that patient to me to give him

Nux-vom.

 

The attitude of the abovesaid two Nux-vom. patients is aptly

described by Boericke in his Mat. Medica in the preamble.  "Fiery,

zealous temperament."

—————

‘Crossness’ (more often found in children and sometimes in

adults) along with the symptoms and remedies are given below:

 

 

Aesculus hip - feels miserably cross.

 

Ars-sul-rub. crosser, and also acts with more energy...

 

Benzoic acid - child cross, wants to be nursed in arms.

 

Chamomilla. - insulting, cross and uncivil in temper.5

 

Chamomilla. - she is sleepless and cross.

 

China-off. - ill humor; cheerful persons become cross and irritable.

 

Cina - the Cina patient is hungry, cross, ugly and wants to be

rocked.

 

Cina. - child exceedingly cross, cries and strikes at all around him.

 

Coffea-cruda - child frets and worries in an innocent manner; is not

cross, but sleepless; it laughs one moment and cries the next.

 

Crotalus hor. - snappish temper; irritable, cross, infuriated by least

annoyance.

 

Cuprum-met. - changeable mood; children cross and irritable, or

indifferent and dull, in brain affections.

 

Dioscorea. - irritable; feels cross and troubled.

 

Hepar sul - strumous, outrageously cross children.

 

Hepar sul - temper obstinate and cross, a ferocious spleen which would lead to cold blooded murder even among those habitually gay

and benevolent.

 

Ictodes - cross; impetuous; inclined to contradict.

 

Iodum. - cross, with excessive nervous excitability.

 

Kalmia - toward evening and next forenoon very cross.

 

Lac can. - very cross and irritable only while headache lasts.

 

Lycopodium. - sensitive, irritable disposition; peevish and cross on

getting awake; easily excited to anger; cannot endure slightest

opposition, and is speedily beside herself.

 

Lycopodium. - suitable for: old women and children; persons of keen

intellect, but feeble muscular development; upper part of body

wasted, lower part semi-dropsical; lean and predisposed to lung

and hepatic affections; herpetic and scrofulous constitutions;

hypochondriacs subject to skin diseases; lithic acid diathesis,

much red sediment in urine, urine itself transparent; sallow

people with cold extremities, haughty disposition, when sick,

mistrustful, slow of comprehension, weak memory; weak

children with well developed heads but puny, sickly bodies,

irritable, nervous and unmanageable when sick, after sleep cross,

pushing every one away angrily.

 

Lyssin. - very cross, so much so that his children expressed great

surprise; he took offense at veriest trifles, scolded his wife and

children, felt wretched, could not concentrate his attention on

anything; sullen, does not wish to see or speak to any one.

 

Medorrhin. - cross through day, exhilarated at night, wants to play.

 

Menyanthes - ill humored, cross.

 

Natrum-mur. - great irritability; child irritable and cross when spoken to; crying from slightest cause.

 

Sinapis nigra. - cross, dissatisfied without cause; must guard himself

constantly or be uncivil and pettish.

 

Stramonium. - child is very cross, and strikes or bites.

 

Tarentula hisp - cross, tendency to get angry and to speak abruptly; is obliged to move limbs.

 

Uran-nit. - great despondency; ill-temper; cross; disagreeable.

 

Zincum met - child cross toward evening; brain affected.

—————

Diseases in which crossness were found, their symptoms and the

respective remedies are given below:  [The disease names are

arranged in alphabetical order.]

 

(Addison’s disease) - Natrum-mur. - prevailing depression of mind,

with spells of irritableness and crossness

 

(Arthritis, gout) Bryonia - patient unbearably cross.7

 

(Asthma of children) Ignatia - a cross word or correcting the child

may bring on the attack.

 

(Atrophy of children) Abrotanum - child is cross and depressed, <

from mental exertion.

 

(Atrophy of children) Calc-carb - child obstinate, self-willed, cross

before stool and faint after

 

(Atrophy of children) Cina - child picks nose, is restless, cross and

unamiable

 

(Atrophy of children) Lycopodium - child weak, with well-developed

head, but puny, sickly body, is irritable, nervous and

unmanageable when sick, after sleep cross and pushes every

one away angrily.

 

(Atrophy of children) Sulphur - child cross, obstinate, cannot bear to

be washed or bathed

(Bedwetting in children) Chamomilla - child cross, has to be carried

 

(Blepharophthalmia, blepharitis) Ant-crud. - especially in cross

children

 

(Blepharophthalmia, blepharitis) Sulphur - blepharitis after the

suppression of an eruption or when the patient is covered by

eczema, especially in strumous children, who are cross and

irritable by day and feverish and restless at night.

 

(Bronchitis) - Cina. - child, though weak, was cross and obstinate,

and cried when his will was not humored.

 

(Chorea) Cina - child outrageously cross and peevish, does not wish

to play

 

(Chorea) Lycopodium - cross, kicks, scolds, or awakens terrified, as

if dreaming

 

(chronic intestinal catarrh) - Arsenic alb - very cross and despondent.

 

(Constipation) Aethusa - morose and cross.

 

(Convulsions in children) Cina - child cross, will not be pleased,

strikes around him.

 

(Convulsions in children) Zincum met - child has been cross and

irritable for days previous, with hurried motions, distended

abdomen and more frequent urination than usual

 

(Cough,) Lycopodium - children are cross and naughty when awaking from their nap

 

(crying of children) Chamomilla - cries pitifully when refused the

least thing, wants to be carried rapidly, is cross and fretful

 

(crying of children) Cina - exceedingly cross, cries and strikes at all

around him

 

(Dentition, morbid) Coffea cruda - frets and worries in an innocent

manner, is not cross but sleepless

 

(Dentition, morbid) Zincum met - child excessively cross and irritable, especially at night, while the eruption of several teeth at once  undermines his strength.

 

(Diarrhoea of infants) Chamomilla - child wants to be carried, is cross, feverish and very thirsty

 

(Diarrhoea of infants) Gnaphalium - cross and irritable children

 

(Diarrhoea of infants) Natrum mur - child cross and irritable

 

(Diseases of cornea) Chamomilla - ulceration in cross, peevish

children during dentition.

 

(Diseases of cornea) Hepar sulph - marked sensitiveness of the eye

to touch. lids red, swollen, spasmodically closed and bleeds easily

upon opening them. general chilliness. strumous, very cross

children.

 

(Dropsy) Lycopodium - very cross after getting awake. ascites from

liver affections, abuse of alcoholic drinks

 

(Drunkards, diseases of) Cimicifuga - no disposition to talk, cross

and dissatisfied, very restless, cannot sit long in one place, as it

makes him frantic

 

(Drunkards, diseases of) Sulphuric acid - cross and irritable.

(Eczema) Staphisagria - skin peels off with itching, hair falls out.

sunken face, nose pointed, blue rings around eyes. cross words

injure feelings

 

(Eyes, chronic spasms) - Agaricus. - cross, self-willed, stubborn.

 

(Febris intermittens) Silicea - bloated abdomen with constant

diarrhoea. during apyrexia children very cross, cry on being

touched or spoken to.

 

(Fever, remittent, after) Usually good-natured child was cross, fretful, irritable and dissatisfied with everything, and passed urine

involuntarily, with prostration.

(Gastric catarrh, febris mucosa, biliosa) Ant-crud. - gastric catarrh

from pastry, from overloading stomach, after fat food, from

excessive heat of summer. children cross and peevish

(Head, periodical neuralgia, in) - Syphilinum - cross, irritable, peevish

(Headache) Lac can. - has the "blues," is cross and irritable.

(Headache) Lyssin (Hydrophobinum)  - is cross and annoyed by trifles

(Hernia in infants) Cina - when awake it always cries and is very

cross, refusing everything offered

(Hysteria) Iodum - patient irritable, cross and sulky, hates to be touched

anywhere.

 

(Infantile remittent fever) Nux vomica - child cross and irritable

 

(Influenza) Iodum - cross and sulky, hates to be touched.

 

(Irritation of brain, due to dentition) - Cuprum acet. - restless, cross

and full of fear; respiration, sobbing, short and anxious; face

pale and bloated; when drinking, child bites into glass or spoon;

strength gradually sinking.

 

(Keratitis) - Calc-carb. - child restless and cross during day

 

(Marasmus) - Abrotanum - the child is cross and depressed.

 

(Mastitis, inflammation of breast) Chamomilla - mammae hard and

tender to touch, with drawing pains, is fretful, sleepless and cross.

 

(Meningitis, encephalitis) Cina - child cross and peevish.

 

(Metritis) Chamomilla - irritable and cross, can hardly restrain herself

to treat people decently

 

(Morbus addisonii) Natrum mur - cross and irritable.

 

(Morbus brightii, albinuria) Uranium nit - ill-tempered, cross and

irritable

 

(Mortification, insults:) Chamomilla - cross against others

 

(Nursing, lactation) Chamomilla - is fretful, cross and irritable

 

(Nursing, lactation) Cina - constant gnawing sensation in stomach,

does not sleep well, feels cross and is not easily satisfied.

 

(Ophthalmia) Ant-crud. - pustules on cornea or conjunctiva, especially

in cross children afflicted with pustules on face and moist

eruptions behind ears

 

(Ophthalmia) Sulphur - chronic blepharitis in strumous children who

are irritable and cross by day and feverish and restless at night

 

(Rachitis, rickets) Calc-carb - child is cross before stool and faint

Afterwards.

 

(Respiratory affections in children) Chamomilla - cough awakens it

from a sound sleep and makes it cross and fretful, or child may

sleep through the cough without awaking

 

(Scarlatina) - Calc-carb. - child cross, fretful and restless.

(Scarlatina) Lycopodium - they are very cross and irritable after a

nap, kicking and fighting

 

(Scrofulosis) (cane sugar.)  - cross and whining

(simple continued fever) Chamomilla - child is cross and irritable

when feverish

 

(Sleeplessness.) Cuprum met - child awakes cross and irritable,

kicking the clothes off and striking every one about it (bell.).

 

(Sleeplessness.) Stramonium - child awakes cross and irritable, as if

frightened, knows no one, shrinks away or jumps out of bed

(Spasm of glottis or larynx) Ignatia - caused in children by a cross

word or necessary correction

 

(Toothache) China off - toothache of nursing mothers, of persons

who, otherwise cheerful, become cross and irritable

 

(Typhoid fever) Lycopodium - when aroused cross, irritable or awakes terrified as from a heavy dream

 

(Urinary difficulties) Helleborus - retention of urine in children

without any particular cause, child cross and fretful, will not

allow anyone to touch it.

 

(Worms) Filix mas - irritable and cross.

 

 

 

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Article No. 2

 

RANDOM NOTES ON SOME REMEDIES

 

After having selected one or a few remedies for a patient,

knowledge of a certain symptom in each remedy would enable us

to think of that remedy first and thus either confirm the one

selected, or to eliminate others in case of getting a few remedies.

Such rare-strange-peculiar-uncommon symptoms are listed below

and practitioner would do well to memorise them.

 

In many cases such a symptom when told by the patient had

directly led us to the remedy and even without repertorising the

case further, we had confirmed that remedy by putting a few

questions to the patient along the picture of that remedy.

Ammonium-mur.:  Periods of aggravation are peculiarly divided

according to the bodily region affected; thus the head and chest

symptoms are worse in the mornings, the abdominal, in the

afternoon, pain in the limbs, skin and febrile symptoms, in the

evenings.

 

Ammonium-carb.:  (1) Unreasonable; (2) lack of reaction in skin

diseases.

 

Muriatic Acid: Mouth and anus chiefly affected.

 

Nitric acid: (1) Selects for its special seat of action the outlets of

the body where the mucous membrane and skin meet; mouth,

nose, eyes, ear, anus and urethra. (2) pain as from splinters.

Sticking pains.  (3) Syphilis past middle life; (4) Prone to

frequent catching cold and diarrhoea (5) Cachexia; (6)

Intermittency of complaints. (Ignatia: Spasmodic and

intermittency of symptoms.)

 

Ignatia:   (1) Great contradictions; (2) Superficial and erratic

(shifting) characteristic of symptoms. Perpetual burden of

sorrow. (3) Silently brooding; after shocks, grief,

disappointment. Effect of disappointed love.13

 

Theridion: < jar, left side. Noises seem to strike on painful spots

over the body.

 

Sulphur:   Worse standing. Urging to stool on waking in the

morning.

 

Hamamelis:   Wants "the respect due to me" shown.  Rapid

swelling after burns and injuries.

 

Nux-vom.:  (1) Afraid he may not have enough to live on.  Fiery

zealous temperament.  (2) Anxious reflections about his

complaints—describes his complaints in chronological order in

the past-present language.  (3) Incomplete stool.  (4) Stubborness

and obstinate resistance. (Lycopodium: obstinate)

 

Aur-met:  Woeful and dejected. (Woe=great sorrow or distress)

 

Belladonna:   The inflammation spreads in radii as it extends to

adjacent parts.

 

Opium:  Increased excitability and action in voluntary muscles,

with diminution of it in involuntary muscles.  (See case No.8 on

page 16).  For constipation with convulsions this remedy is

almost a specific.  The object of fear remains before the mind's

eye long after the incident.

 

Phytolacca:  Indifference. Indifference to exposure of her person.

(Compare Phosphorus and Hyoscyamus also. Shamelessness is

Phosphorus. ‘Wants to be naked’ is Hyoscyamus.)

 

Helleborus: (1) Coma starts at 2-30 p.m. then hospitalized and in

a few days dies.  (2) An old woman having been accused of

death by the women around took it so much to heart that she

hanged herself.  This suicide produced such an effect on the

women of the village that one after another accused herself of

having caused the death of the old women. [See Kent’s Lectures

on Hom. Mat. Medica.]

 

Aethusa:  Diarrhoea starts 2 to 5 a.m.  By 6 or 7 patient dies.  In

the case of children around six months convulsions starts at 2 -

5 a.m. and by 6 a.m. patient dies. Death is marked on the face

from the beginning.  You must keep these remedies in your

finger tip.  [Read this remedy as well as Helleborus, Phosphorus

and Tuberculinum in Kent's Lectures on Materia Medica.]

 

Spigelia:   (1) Feels to run away somewhere to escape from the

domestic problems.  (2) When a patient is shunted from one eye

specialist to another and no glasses fit it.  Visual axis constantly

changing. (See Kent’s Lectures on Hom. Mat. Med.)

 

Cuprum met.:   (1) Lack of reaction in colic.  Colic violent and

intermittent.  Probably intussusception of intestines, wrongly

treated for acidity.  (2) Symptoms disposed to appear

periodically and in groups. - (3) In the case of children crying intermittently.

 

Probably it did somersault or the child was lifted by someone

who does not know how to handle or lift children.  In the case

of adults sudden pain in abdomen after they climb up the ladder

and with stretched hands holds a heavy object from the slab and

carrying that with stretched arms climbs down the ladder.  This

causes intussusception and colic starts that very night.

 

Carbo veg.:  (1) Complaints from revelling3.  (2) Persona who

have not recovered completely from some previous illness or

injury.  (3) Organic detritions without reaction. (3If you do not

know the meaning of any word refer to the dictionary)

 

Laurocerasus:   Lack of reaction, especially in chest and heart

affections.  Child places its hands upon chest in heart complaints

with cyanosis.

 

Agaricus:  (1) Cross-wise affection.  (2) In the case of school boys

they fall down while walking.  (In Nux-vomica they trip while

walking.)

 

Stillingia:  Deplorably downhearted (bone pains etc.)  Will give

you even half of his wealth worth several multimillions to any

one if only his complaint (headache?) is cured.

 

Selenium:  (1) "Bone and teeth" should at once bring this remedy

to your mind.  (2) Abject despair, uncompromising melancholy.

He has suffered so much in life that it cannot be compensated

even if you make him President of India or U.S.A.  but President

of all countries in the world.  (3) Old age, bone and teeth

complaints in old age.  Most of the Complaints of bone and teeth

are inherent and incidental to old age.  Add to this "Easy

exhaustion, mental and physical, in old age.  Cannot stand or

walk in hot sun without a cap" and you have no other remedy

than Selenium.  Great debility, worse, heat.  Call it

osteoporosis, spondylitis etc.  Bone diseases coupled with

teeth complaints in old age, this is the first remedy that should

come to your mind.  One more keyword for this remedy is that

his thighs are not large but as thick as upper arm; Emaciated.

—————

A note about the difference in the words used in Kent’s Repertory  and Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal.

 

Let us take the symptom 'Talk, indisposed to, desire to be

silent, taciturn'.  We find this mind symptom in Kent.  But the

following terms would be more sensible:

 

1. Serious:   silent, taciturn mood;

 

2. Serious — want of disposition to talk

 

OR

 

3. Repugnance to society, will not talk

 

Serious persons will not talk much; so also those who have

repugnance to society (Here we use the word repugnance with the1

meaning 'intense distaste' or 'not suitable or agreeing'. We do not

use 'repugnance' with the meaning 'aversion' which the reader must

note)

 

Therefore, the classifications at Sl. No. 1, 2 and 3 above are

used in Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS. Thus it is possible to reduce the list of remedies for various rubrics.

Again, let us take the rubric 'Company, aversion to or desire

for' as found in Kent.

 

A person desiring company either 'dreads to be alone' or he

has 'aversion to be alone.' In other words he is comfortable in

company and so does not want loneliness. So also, 'aversion to

company' is found in those who love solitude or desire to be alone

(because the presence of others is a hindrance or nuisance to do

what he likes; he does not want interference or remarks of others

in what he does.) Therefore, we do not use the term 'company,

desire for/aversion to' but, in its place, the reader would find the

following only:

 

Desire to be alone:

 

                 --dreads to be alone:

 

Solitude, aversion to:

 

             --love of:

 

The reader would not find the rubric 'Homesick' in this

repertory because 'Restlessness' causes one to leave house and

wander. This is the sensible classification and 'Escape' is not apt.

(The case is different in the case of a person inside a prison who

wants to go out. Here 'escape' may seem to be apt, but here too it

is only the restless persons in a prison who plans or tries to

escape.)

 

The careful selection of words for various rubrics herein

appeals to reason because they are what we actually see in sick

persons. Thus this work excels all other works, be it in respect of

Repertory or Materia Medica.

 

Dr. Samuel Lilienthal is careful in using words/phrases. They are actually seen in sick patients as such and, therefore, is practical in all respects, to find the remedy—the elusive similimum.

 

Our success rate with Kent was a mere 20 to 40 per cent. But

when we started using the present Final & Sensible Repertory our

success rate jumped to 85 to 100 per cent. It is with great pleasure

and satisfaction that we offer this work to the profession.

—————

 

If medicine is not prescribed for pathology, then what are the

‘symptoms’ that must be considered for prescribing a homoeo

remedy?

 

Symptoms not common to pathology of diseases are otherwise

called ‘uncommon-rare-strange-peculiar’ (Section 153 of the

Organon.)

 

Thus, all dictionaries, encyclopaedic dictionaries and

encyclopaedias hitherto published are totally wrong in saying that

a substance capable of producing a disease (when taken in large

quantity) is capable of curing that disease if the same substance is

given in minute quantity.  The correct definition would be:  A

substance capable of producing ‘uncommon-rare-strange-

uncommon’ symptom, when given in minute quantity to a patient

with that ‘rare-strange-peculiar-uncommon’ symptom (whatever

may be the disease or pathology) would cure him--cure all diseases

that he may be suffering at that particular time.

 

2. Apart from ‘uncommon-rare-strange-peculiar-uncommon’

two more symptoms that are considered for selecting a

homoeo remedy are: 18

 

(i) ‘mind symptom’ (Section 213 of the Organon).  [When

Section 213 is read with Section 153 we get

 

“uncommon-rare-strange-peculiar mind symptom.”]

 

(ii) “general symptoms” (and not “generals” which the

reader must note.)

 

Now the question is why we should prescribe on “uncommon-

rare...” and/or “mind” and/or “general symptoms?”

 

To get an answer to this let us go to the next chapter.

 

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ENDOCRINOLOGY AND HOMOEOPATHY: A DEFENCE OF

SECTION 213 AND 153 OF THE ORGANON

 

A study of endocrinology would help us to justify the reasons

for the above two sections for curing a patient gently, quickly and

permanently.

 

Metabolism means the sum total of physical and chemical

changes taking place in the living human body.  The entire

metabolism is governed by the secretions of endocrine glands.

Endocrine glands do not receive blood supply from our body.

Blood vessels are not connected to endocrine glands as in the case

of other organs like liver, lung, etc.

 

The secretions of endocrine glands are spilled around and get

mixed with blood and reach several organs for controlling and

regulating various functions of the body.

Since the entire metabolism is governed by secretion of

endocrine glands, to cure a patient in toto without side-effects and

quickly, gently and permanently we must a priori treat the

endocrine glands.

 

Treatment of endocrine gland by direct means is not at all

possible for the following reasons:

 

1. The quantity secreted by each endocrine gland is less than a

drop throughout the lifetime of an individual.

 

2. You cannot treat each gland individually because each gland

is not independent but all of them are inter-dependent.  Thus,

they are called “endocrine family” or “endocrine orchestra.”

 

3. Endocrine glands are highly individualised.  For example, the

ratio between the quantities secreted by various endocrine

glands is in the ratio of 1:5:4:7 in one patient with cancer.

 

This ratio would be found in another individual while he is

having jaundice.  Again, in the third lady this ratio would be

found while she is pregnant.  Assuming that you are going to

treat the glands, to treat a person, you must a priori  have

measured the ratio while that patient was in healthy state so

that you can take him to that level.  This is not at all possible.

 

We have said that endocrine glands are highly individualised.

There is constant change in the balancing of the ratio of secretions

between each gland, during various illness of stages of life.  If the

ration is 1:2:5:7 in a person with jaundice, it may be, say, 2:1:6:9

while he is having cancer.

 

Thus treatment of endocrine glands is not at all possible.  But

we have a shortcut.

 

 

Nature’s ways are always short. (axiom of philosophy)

All symptoms those are not common to a disease, otherwise

called “uncommon-rare-strange-peculiar” must necessarily belong

to endocrine glands because the ratio of quantity of quantity of

secretions by different endocrine glands also are not uniform to all

individuals.  This is something rare-strange-peculiar.  Humans are

highly individualised.

 

On the one hand we have “rare-strange...” symptoms in the

patient.  On the other hand the ratio of quantity of secretions

between different endocrine glands in different individuals are not

uniform.  It is something rare-strange-peculiar.

 

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