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Homoeopathy has not become popular because of defective books and defective use of books. This is want Dr. J. T. Kent had written....

Treatment of swine flu

 

By Dr. V. Krishnamurthy (Thirty-eight years of teaching

experience in Homoeopathy, Chinese Acupressure & Dr. Bach

Flower Remedies of England)

 

During the years 2006-2008, almost all homoeopathic

practitioners had been giving different remedies for chikungunya

disease (mainly Rhus. tox and Eup. perf.) to be taken for days

and weeks with little relief. The undersigned was the first to

declare that the homoeopathic remedy Polyporus Pinicola-

10,000x is almost a specific for chikungunya and with this

remedy GIVEN IN ONE SINGLE DOSE, my students had cured

lakhs and lakhs of chikungunya victims during the years 2006 to

2008. (Rate of success: more than 97%).

 

I am not proud of the above, because it is my duty, as

Professor of homoeopathy, to find out the remedy for any

epidemic. [A teacher is he who makes difficult things

easy. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.] Be that as it may.

Though, all practitioners had cured several cases of

chikungunya with one single dose of Polyporus, what was

disappointing is that not even a single homoeopath came forward

to ask me as to how I selected Polyporus Pinicola for

chikungunya.

 

These homoeopaths (who had cured chikungunya with one

single dose of Polyporus) are now asking me what homoeo

medicine is to be given for swine flu. I am not satisfied with this

query. But I would be much pleased if they had asked me how

I arrived at Polyporus Pinicola for chikungunya and further how to

find out the remedy for the present pandemic swine flu.

I don't mind declaring the name of the correct homoeopathic

remedy which would be almost a specific for swine flu. Before this

I would, first of all, like to teach the practitioners as to how I found

out the remedy for chikungunya. This is more important. Such a

teaching alone would help the reader to find out by himself a

remedy for future epidemics.

 

Chikungunya disease begins with fever, shivering and joint

pains. Many patients had to crawl for going to the toilet etc.,

because of crippling joint pains. Their faces were “gloomy.”

(See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory—MIND AND

DISPOSITION—Gloomy, in ague: Poly.)

(ague: malaria or another illness

involving fever and shivering)

 

Now, coming to the much dreaded swine flu.

 

(a) those who had died in hospitals with swine flu had lung failure

 

(b) swine flu starts with fever, sore throat and body pain.

 

Step 1: Fever with body pain, sore throat. The rubric that you

must take for this in Kent's Repertory is under

 

GENERALITIES. Inflammation, internal:

 

Step 2: Disease of lung that speedily kills any patient; the

equivalent rubric in Kent's Repertory is Pneumonia

 

(CHEST: Hepatization of lungs)

 

The remedies scoring more points (being common to the

above two lists) are Cactus=4, Iodum=5, Kalic-c.=4, Kali-iod.=4,

Lach.=5, Lyc.=4, Merc-sol.=4, Nux-v.=5, Phos.=6, Sulph.=5,

Tereb.=5

 

These remedies were studied in Samuel Lilienthal's

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS under the chapter

PNEUMONIA; Under Merc-sol we find the following words

“epidemic broncho-pneumonia”.

 

On the same page under the remedy ferrum met. also, we

find the words "epidemic pneumonia". But we do not get this

remedy in repertorisation.

 

Patients who had come to me after being tested positive for

swine flu were given the homoeo medicine Merc-sol-200 , one single dose only and after a week when they tested,

the result was negative. All their symptoms disappeared. (Rate of

success: 97%).

 

 

For prevention, the same remedy Merc.sol.200

may be given one dose once a month for three months.

This prevents swine flu for six months from the date of

taking the first dose.

 

In homoeopathy, cure is easier and quicker than prevention.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: In Section 213 of the Organon Dr.

Hahnemann tells us that without prescribing a remedy on mind

symptoms a cure is not possible. Let us now see how the

remedy Merc-sol satisfies this requirement.

 

In big organizations when a person is affected with fever,

sore throat and body pain he is advised NOT TO COME TO

OFFICE. In other words, the awe-stricken non-affected persons

run away from the victims as if they are their enemies, for fear of

contracting swine flu.

 

A lady took her 5-year old son to a doctor. There a patient

came to consult the doctor because he was declared positive for

swine flu. Immediately on hearing this that lady started running

away with her son, lest he may be infected.

 

The otherwise healthy person considers the victim of swine

flu as his enemy. The victims are asked to keep off till cured.

Under the Chapter “MELANCHOLIA” in the reference book

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal,

(page no.700 under the remedy Merc-sol.) we find the following

words:

 

…anxious restlessness as if some evil

impended… constant suspicion, considering

everybody his enemy.

 

The following extracts from the WILKINSONS’ MATERIA

MEDICA (under the chapter ‘Mind’ in the remedy Merc-sol.) also

confirms my selection of this remedy for swine flu.

 

...Desire to flee, with... anxiety and

apprehension.... did not know what to do...

Inexpressible pain of soul and body, anxious

restlessness, as if some evil impended...

 

As this mind symptom is found in those who had not got the

disease, the remedy Merc-sol. is indicated as a preventive. In

one of the big multinational companies office at Chennai, about

300 persons were working on the first floor. Immediately on

hearing that two of their colleagues tested positive for swine flu,

all of them started fleeing. This attitude is found in almost all

persons who are running here and there for prevention of swine flu.

Therefore, Merc-sol is almost a specific both as a preventive and

curative.

 

What is most disappointing is that no one talks about

Dr. Lilienthal's work HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS, be it in

seminar papers, monthly meetings or articles in journals.

 

Said Charles Gatchell in a review of HOMOEOPATHIC

THERAPEUTICS, "… it is an extraordinarily useful book and

those who add it to their library will never feel regret…"

In a review, Samuel A. Jones said about Lilienthal's

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS as under:

 

"For the fresh graduate this book will be invaluable… to the

older one who says he has no use of this book, we have nothing

to say. He is a good one to avoid when well, and to dread when

ill."

 

Most people think that as we have remedies for diabetes

in other systems (like insulin in allopathy) there would be

corresponding remedies in homoeo. This is not so. There is one

marked difference between homoeo and other medical systems

(allopathy, ayurveda, siddha etc.)

 

In allopathy no doctor would give insulin for typhoid; also

no one would give antibiotic for diabetes. This is because

insulin is for diabetes and no amount of insulin will be of any use

in typhoid.

 

But in homoeo, one remedy given for eczema patient may

be indicated for jaundice in another; the same remedy may be

needed in the third patient suffering from cancer. In such a case,

the question that would naturally arise in the reader’s mind is,

“If so, then what is the basis for prescribing or selecting the

remedy in homoeopathy?” Answer to this question will throw

light on the uniqueness of homoeo.

 

Theory is good so far as it goes but he who infuses theory

into practice lives in, with and for the student. A teacher is he

who makes difficult things easy.

 

For learning swimming you do not read any text-book at

home but first get into water. For learning car driving you are

first made to sit on the wheels! So also, without actual cases of

patients, study of theory alone is of no use. Therefore, let us

start with actual cases treated.

 

Before we proceed further, we would request the reader

to keep the following books on the table, while studying this

book. [We are listing hereinbelow only all those books which

are absolutely essential for finding the remedy—the

similimum.]

 

1. Samuel Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC

THERAPEUTICS (Herinafter called ‘Lillenthal’)

2. J. T. Kent’s REPERTORY

3. WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA3 (compiled

by Dr. V. Krishnamurthy) (hereinafter called

‘Wilkinson’)

4. FINAL REPERTORY OF GENERAL

SYMPTOMS AND MATERIA MEDICA OF

MINDSYMPTOMS3 (compiled by Dr. V.

Krishnamurthy) (Hereinafter called ‘Final

Repertory’)

5. Boericke’s MATERIA MEDICA (hereinafter called

‘Boericke’)

6. W. A. Yingling’s THE ACCOUCHEUR’S

EMERGENCY MANUAL (hereinafter called

‘Yingling’)

7. REPERTORY by Dr. Calvin B. Knerr (hereinafter

called ‘Knerr’)

[3Books at Sl.No.4 and 5 can be had by sending Rs.600=00 to Dr. V.

Krishnamurthy, Raman House, Old No. 21, Kuppaiah Street, West

Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033, India [Overseas: US$ or Euro-38=00]

 

CASE 1: A patient with peptic ulcer, weeping eczema etc.,

came to me and said, “Doctor, I am not taking the treatment to

live long. But I have an aged daughter to be married and a son

who is looking out for a job. Who would come forward to

marry my daughter, if I have a weeping eczema? Only because

of that, I want to get cured. Before I die, I want to settle things

in my family; my daughter getting married and son getting a job.

Then I can die peacefully.”

 

Under the homoeopathic remedy Petroleum (Boericke’s

Materia Medica) we find the following:

“Feels that death is near, and must hurry to

settle affairs.”

Now, this sentence fits in approximately with the remarks

made by the above eczema patient. This remedy was given in

single dose and it cured him completely.

 

CASE 2: A peptic ulcer patient’s condition worsened day by

day and allopathic antacids were giving temporary relief. At the

height of his suffering (hunger pain with burning sensation in the

food pipe, temporarily relieved by eating) he was heard saying,

“I think that my end is approaching; I must call the lawyer to

write the will; that this hotel of mine should go to my wife;

money deposited in the bank is for my son. My widowed sister

who has been living with me for several years and helping me

should take the house which I bought recently.”

 

This mind picture agrees with the remarks made by the

patient in case No.1 above. One single dose of Petroleum-10M

cured this patient also. We do not prescribe on names of

disease or pathology but on ‘uncommon’ symptoms having no

connection with pathology.

 

The above case 1 and 2 would show the reader that

 

(a) one and the same remedy may be called for in

different persons with different diseases; also,

 

(b) different persons suffering from one and the same

disease may need different remedies.

 

Let us now see further three actual cases treated where

three patients, all of them having the same complaint, viz.,

‘headache’, were cured by different remedies:

 

CASE 3: A patient with chronic headache, after spending

millions with various doctors and specialists came to me. After

finishing the history of his seven years’ sufferings, he ended up

saying: “Doctor, if you or any one can cure me of this

terrible headache, I won't mind even giving away half of

my property (worth three millions) to him.”

 

Doctors of all other systems would simply ignore these

words told by the patient at the end of his talk.

If a patient says that he is ready to pay 1.5 millions for

getting his headache cured, we can say that he is “deplorably

downhearted.” [deplorable = shockingly bad]

 

Under the homoeo remedy Stillingia (Wilkinson’s

Materia Medica), we find the words “deplorably downhearted;

suffering extreme torture from bone pains;” Stillingia, one dose

cured him.

 

CASE 4: Here is another case of headache. This 55-year old

male patient remarked: “Doctor, all these years I have been

having these torturing bone pains in head; my sufferings are such

that no amount of compensation would satisfy me. Even if you

make me President of all the countries in the world that would

not be a sufficient compensation.”

 

The equivalent words or phrase for this statement of the

patient would be:

 

Extreme sadness, abject despair,

uncompromising melancholy

 

The above is found under the remedy Selenium (See

Boericke’s Mat. Med.)

Selenium-10M, one dose, cured him.

 

CASE 5: A middle aged man of forty walked in complaining of

headache for a few months. After telling me that he tried

allopathy, ayurveda, homoeopathy etc. he told me that the pain

in head started the previous year when he was having malarial

fever; though malaria was cured, pain in head continued.

(Certain cases are the easiest to work out; certain cases are

difficult)

 

Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory: Chapter No. 40.

 

Fever, intermittent (ague):…. with headache; Cina,

Cist., Kali-c., Polyp.

 

Fever, intermittent apyrexia:… headache, Arn.,

Natr.m., Polyp., Puls.

 

Polyporus Pinicola, being common to the above two lists

was given in single dose. Total relief felt for a month after which

he reported relapse. The same remedy was given this time in

single dose in a higher potency and it is now more than seven

years and he is free from headache. Also, his chronic

constipation was cured.

 

Thus, in cases No. 3, 4 and 5 above though the complaint,

viz., ‘headache’ is same in all of them, each patient got different

remedies.

To be precise, those symptoms which doctors of other

medical systems would ignore, we take that and that alone

for prescribing or selecting the remedy in homoeopathy.

There are no specifics in homoeopathy.

Why should we do like this? Why not have a specific

remedy for jaundice; and another for headache and so on and

so forth?

Our answer: Dear reader, the above method of

prescribing on ‘uncommon’ symptom alone can cure patients

with one single dose or a few doses.

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[In each medical system there may be something unique,

and without arguing which one is the best, the intelligent man

takes the best from each.]

70 to 90 PER CENT OF CAESAREAN

SURGERIES CAN BE DONE AWAY WITH

THREE DOSES OF HOMOEOPATHIC

MEDICINE.

The foetus (baby in the uterus of the pregnant mother) 1-3

weeks prior to delivery date (so long remaining in upright

position) turns upside down, and the uterus descends down in

such a way that the head of the foetus remains fixed in the pelvic

floor of the mother. 1-3 weeks later, at the delivery time the

mouth of the uterus dilates and the child comes out. Even after

the full term of ten months if the child does not turn upside

down, or turns half-way and lies crosswise,

or

having turned upside down, does not descend further down, the

attending lady doctor would say that head is still floating or is

in incorrect position and so opens the abdomen to take out the

child. This is called caesarean surgery. 70 to 90 per cent of

caesarean surgeries at the present day are conducted solely for

this reason.

At this time if the patient takes three doses of the

homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla-1000, every 4-8 hours, in

the next twenty-four hours it would be a normal and safe

delivery.

In the reference book The Accoucheur’s Emergency

Manual by Dr. W. A. Yingling, M.D., of U.S.A. we find the

following :

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"Abnormal presentations may be

righted if Pulsatilla is given before the

membranes are ruptured or the presenting

parts are firmly engaged…"

In a maternity hospital, Pollachi Road, Dharapuram,

Tamilnadu, by using Pulsatilla and other remedies there has not

been even a single caesarean for the past several years and the

doctor in-charge has put up a board “Caesarean-free’’ Clinic.

The Dharapuram Lions Club has given her a certificate testifying

this.

Dr. W. A. Yingling, M.D.

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(2) If the baby in the uterus stops growing, allopathy has no

cure and they abort it. But if one single dose of the

homoeopathic medicine Secale Cornutum-10M is given, the

baby starts growing. (See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory, p.

698. Pregnancy, foetus, development arrested: Sec.)

(3) After caesarean (or for that matter after any abdominal

surgery) there would be pain in the sutured place lasting for

Dr. Calvin B. Knerr, M.D.

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years. But one single dose of the homoeo medicine

Staphysagria-1000, completely cures in twenty-four hours all

post-operative abdominal discomforts.

(4) Some newly married women are prone to urinary

infection and they spend in thousands. Again, the same homoeo

medicine Staphysagria-1000, in one single dose, would cure

the condition in just a day’s time.

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CHAPTER 3

RANDOM NOTES ON PRACTICE

A teacher is he who makes difficult things easy

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most cases of fracture of the tibia bone continues to give

trouble; does not heal. One singe dose of Anthracinum has

cured all such cases. (See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory – page

1148 – Injuries, fractures… of tibia, Anthrac.)

Certain symptoms cannot be classified in the repertory

under any head. Therefore it is better to memorise and keep

them in your finger-tips.

For the following two cases (case No. 6 & 7) one and the

same remedy cured.

CASE 6: A patient consulted me for allergic rash on skin on

both upper limbs and chest.

He said, “Doctor, for the last three years I have gone to

allopaths, ayurveda, homoeopaths etc. They have treated me

for weeks and months with just five per cent relief. If I eat

unstrained cooked rice or wheat flour preparation I would get

distension of my belly; that evening the rash on skin will start;

in the night if I pass flatus freely per ano or have a free bowel

movement the rash would disappear.”

CASE 7: A school boy of twelve was brought by the parents.

The mother started talking: “Doctor, he has to leave the house

for school at 9.30 in the morning. He gets up at 6.00 a.m. By

7.30 a.m. he becomes so restless—jumps, cries etc. This would

last for half-an-hour. Then this disappears; it is followed by 3-

4 times loose bowel movement. After that he becomes

completely all right and goes to school.”

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In both the above cases the symptoms that should come

to our mind is given below:

“Symptoms disposed to appear periodically

and in groups... intermitting . . .”

The above lines are found in the remedy Cuprum met.

(Boericke’s Materia Medica.) This remedy cured both the

above patients (case No. 6 & 7) in one single dose in the 200th

potency.

patient, came to me asking medicine for cancer. When I asked

her to bring the patient she said that he wouldn’t come. I asked

her to tell me verbatim what he had said. She replied, “He

does not say anything.’’

At this stage I asked her whether she did not care to go

and see her son-in-law who is said to be in fourth stage cancer.

She replied:

“My daughter wrote me a letter stating that doctors have

said that he would live for another six months only, and he is not

afraid of death, but he wants to live with his family in the same

quarters in which he had been living all along and said that he

does not want anyone (be it friends or relatives) to visit him.’’

(Sometimes, we do get valuable symptom from the report

of messengers).

Let us now see how to work out this case.

“Does not want anyone to visit him”

– Aversion to company

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“Till death wants to live with family in the same

quarters where he had been living all these years”

– Homesick

KENT’S REPERTORY was consulted:

Company, aversion to: (several remedies)

Homesickness: (several remedies)

Remedies common to these two rubrics and scoring more

points are: Aur.-4, Carb-an.-6, Ign.-5, Nat-m.-5

To confirm one out of the above four remedies, they were

studied in HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS (By

Dr. Samuel Lilienthal) under the chapter “Carcinoma.’’ Under

Carb-an. we find the words

“cachexia full developed”.

Again, in the chapter ‘Melancholia’ under the remedy

Carb-an. we find the following words: “desire for solitude.”

Carb-an.-10M, single dose was prescribed. Patient is

improving.

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CASE 13: Homoeopaths are not properly trained in the

subject of case taking in five years of college study. The other

day, I was sitting in the clinic of a homoeopath.

A patient walked in asking the doctor whether he has

medicine for diabetes. The doctor started giving a lecture to the

patient that he makes his prescription (?) on ‘symptoms’ and so

the patient should first tell his symptoms.

The patient abruptly told, “Feel my pulse (stretching his

hand towards the doctor)’, give medicine.” The poor doctor

turned to me and said, “this is the problem… patients do not

tell symptoms…”

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I told him to ask the patient to wait outside, then explained

him how to classify or convert the very attitude/tone of this

patient into a mind symptom.

Let us recall and recollect the way the patient talked and

his tone. In olden days, the king would talk as under:

“Let so-and-so- be brought before me alive or dead

within twenty-four hours!” It is in ‘imperious’ manner (or royal

language) with an air of command. The manner of the king

would be stiff and pretentious. So also, the abovesaid diabetic

patient talked in a similar manner. “Feel my pulse (stretching his

hand) and give medicine.”

In Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory, Mind (page 19) we find

the following:

Answers, imperiously: Lyc

Lycopodium 10M, one dose cured the patient of his

diabetes. Even if he had any disease other than diabetes,

Lycopodium would have cured him.

CASE 14: A lady in Chennai asked me if I can give medicine

for her brother who complains of partial loss of hearing with

ringing in ears; this started at the time of train bomb blast in

Bombay (in July 2006) in which he was travelling.

I told her that the patient (if he cannot come to me

personally) may write down his complaints and send it to me.

The lady told me that she would tell all about her brother. It

is ringing in ears and partial hearing loss after the train bomb

blast. I insisted on the point that the patient should himself

write down his complaints on a paper and send it to me along

with the report of E.N.T. doctor. (E-mail will not serve our

purpose, nor telephonic talk). Anyway, the lady brought a

printout of e-mail from her brother that read as under:

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“I am giving the details of how I am feeling

after the incident. On that day I was practically

deaf and could not hear anything. There was a

constant ringing in my ears and I was feeling

very confused. At that time I did not feel

anything, but after reaching home and what I

saw on TV, only then I felt very scared. I had

some bruises on my arm and my hair was

completely filled with black powder. The

ringing sound has not stopped yet. It becomes

louder in the evening. Now also as I am writing

this, the sound is there.

I got my audiometry test done and it was

diagnosed as low to moderate hearing loss in

my left ear and moderate hearing loss in my

right ear. There is no rupture in ear drums.

Now-a-days I feel very scared if I have to enter

local train. The thoughts about the blast keeps

recurring and I am never normal while travelling.

I must have received some body blows during

the blast on my back and neck. My right

wrist hurts if I have to clamp something with it.

Both my arms ache. All sorts of negative

feelings come in my mind and I have become a

nervous wreck.”

We now turn to HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS

by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (hereinafter called “Lilienthal”) and the

above three remedies (Bell., Calc., Lyc) alone are read under

the chapter “EMOTIONS, Ill Effects of.—Fear, Dread, Fright

(page 377-378)”.

The following words are found in the remedy Calc. Carb.

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….< evening…grief and complaining about old

offences… great tendency to be frightened….

(portions relevant to our case alone are quoted

here).

Calcarea-Carb. 10M, was prescribed in one single dose.

Taking bath would stop the action of Calc. Carb. (see Kent’s

Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica). Patient was

advised not to take bath for a few days. Patient is improving.

(We expect our readers to turn to and see the respective

pages of the reference books as and when mentioned).

CASE 15: Baby Lakshmi, four years (Referred to me by an

allopath for ‘muscular dystrophy’)

The allopath was present and he pointed out that lower

limbs alone are mostly affected and the child is freely using both

the upper limbs.

When the child was shown to me she started crying and

the father said that the child was afraid of strangers.

Since the father did not say any further symptoms I asked

him a general question as to what all diseases the child had since

birth (for which they had gone to a doctor and got treatment).

The father replied that the child had

(i) frequent fever with running nose;

(ii) discharge from ears;

(iii) frequent diarrhoea.

[Sometimes it is the past health history of the

patient that may help us find the remedy.]

Now, the computer/homeo software is highly useless, as

the following analysis of the case history would show.

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The beginner (Dr. Hahenemann has said, “Many of my

followers, I am sorry to say, are but half-converts.”) would

simply select the remedies for (1) coryza, (2) ear, discharge and

(3) diarrhoea. That is a mechanical way and would be a signal

failure. Let us now learn what is an artistic method of working

out a case.

A correct interpretation of the above three symptoms for

homeo prescribing is as under. Ponder on the above three (past

history) symptoms and you get the following:

(i) rhinitis (frequent fever with running nose is rhinitis)

(ii) otitis media (discharge from ear)

(iii) gastro-enteritis (frequent diarrhoea)

The suffix ‘-itis’ appears in the above three symptoms.

‘Inflammation of any part is denoted by the suffix ‘-itis.’

Therefore we look into KENT’S REPERTORY under

GENERALITIES:

INFLAMMATION… internally; Acon., Ars.,

Bell., Bry., Canth., Echi., Gels., Iod., Lach.,

Merc., Nux-v., Phos., Plb., Puls., Sec., Ter.

(Top-grade remedies alone are taken)

The child is afraid of strangers. For this we should not take

“Fear of strangers” but it is ‘timidity’

KENT’S REPERTORY: (Page 88-89) MIND:

TIMIDITY: plus above list = Phos., Plb.

We have to do the analysis which the computer-software

cannot and would not do. The other claim that computer is a

time-saving device is farce.

Now, at this stage, that is, after having selected the

remedies (on available symptoms) through the Repertory we

have to apply our knowledge of materia medica. By looking at

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the above two remedies we find that the remedy Plumbum

met. has more spinal symptoms (the reader must note that only

lower limbs are affected while upper limbs are in tact, which

means affection of spinal cord). If we read Plumbum met. in

Boericke's Materia Medica the following words in the

preamble agrees with the case:

…paralysis is chiefly of extensors…

partial anaesthesia …Progressive muscular

atrophy. Infantile paralysis.

Excessive and rapid emaciation.

…Important in peripheral affections…

(The parent told me that they noted that its lower limbs

were weak only when she was one year old).

(As far as homeopathy is concerned, there is not much

difference between atrophy/dystrophy/emaciation etc. etc.)

Plumbum met. 10M, single dose, was prescribed and the

child is making rapid recovery.

CASE 16: Mrs. S.V. 33 years, 17.06.2006 (date of first visit)

She wants to reduce her weight. Is obese and weighs 85

kilos. Complains of heaviness in chest with difficult breathing

(praecordial anguish?) which comes two weeks before menses

and it continues till the next periods (menses).

I note down as under in the case sheet:

Obesity - 85 kgs

Oppression (heaviness) in chest < before menses

I asked her just one question. (You can ask questions only

if the patient stops talking and does not tell further valuable

symptoms. Valuable means ‘mind’ or ‘rare-strange-peculiaruncommon’

or ‘general’ symptoms.)

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My question: ‘How long since you have this overweight?’

She replied, “Doctor, three years ago, I did MTP at

45th day. (Medical Termination of pregnancy - since she did not

want a second child at that time). A few months later, I

developed pain in abdomen and after scanning etc., the doctor

diagnosed it as appendicitis. While doing surgery they noticed

lot of blood around ovary caused by the surgeon's fault during

MTP done earlier. So they removed my left ovary also. After

that surgery only I started putting on weight. I have sensation

of weight in chest (oppression) and limbs.”

CASE REPERTORISATION: For complaints developing after

surgery we must take the following: —

Kent’s REPERTORY - GENERALITIES - WOUNDS:

constitutional effects of: Arn., carb-v., con., hep., iod.,

lach., Led., nat-m., nit-ac., phos., puls., rhus-t., staph.,

sul-ac., zinc. [Let us call this list No. 1]

As she did not tell any further symptoms, I decided to wait

on placebo and so gave her 10ml pills, 5 pills (blank pills

containing no medicine) for a dose, twice daily, to report after

one week. After collecting the medicine and paying the fees,

she got up to leave my clinic and at this time she asked,

"Doctor, this obesity is nothing to fear, isn't it?"

For these words of the patient, we should not take the

rubric ‘Fear.’ We have to note here that the patient is ‘serious’

about the disease. The correct rubric for the symptom in

Kent’s Repertory is ‘Despair.’ (In a few cases we get

symptoms AFTER WE HAVE MADE THE

PRESCRIPTION! The practitioner should not get angry or

irritated as to why the patient did not tell all these at the

beginning itself.) I assured her that she need not be afraid of

obesity and that she would be cured soon.

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Kent's Repertory - MIND - DESPAIR... long list of

remedies [Let us call this as list No. 2]

The remedies arn., carb-v., con., hep., iod., lach., nat-m.,

nit-ac., puls., and rhus-t. are found common to the two lists.

Our next step is to confirm one of the above remedies for

the patient.

Under what chapter in Lilienthal, do we have to read? (in

Lilienthal there is no contents page at the first pages but only

“index” at the end of the book).

We have used the symptom “Despair” for selecting the

remedy. There are four chapters for ‘mind’ symptoms in

Lilienthal. They are ‘Meloncholia’, ‘Insanity’, ‘Emotion’,

‘Hysteria’. The chapters are arranged in alphabetical order. (In

case of difficulty, go to the index at the end of Lilienthal).

For the present case, I read the above ten remedies under

MELANCHOLIA (page 693)

The remedy Pulsatilla agreed with the patient because of

the following words (on p. 701 - Lilienthal)

... grief and sorrowful timidity on account of his worldly

and eternal affairs; anxious and weary of life, sad and gloomy,...

...dissatisfied; very easily frightened... ...anxious... ...with

praecordial anguish...

Some readers may ask as to why we had not taken the

symptom 'obesity' for repertorising this case.

Our answer: The more you repertorise on pathological

symptoms, the greater would be the failure. Symptoms far

removed from pathology are our best guide for selecting the

remedy.

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Pulsatilla-10M single dose was given with lot of placebo.

After two weeks, she found lot of relief. Patient is still under

treatment.

Treatment of swine flu

 

By Dr. V. Krishnamurthy (Thirty-eight years of teaching

experience in Homoeopathy, Chinese Acupressure & Dr. Bach

Flower Remedies of England)

 

During the years 2006-2008, almost all homoeopathic

practitioners had been giving different remedies for chikungunya

disease (mainly Rhus. tox and Eup. perf.) to be taken for days

and weeks with little relief. The undersigned was the first to

declare that the homoeopathic remedy Polyporus Pinicola-

10,000x is almost a specific for chikungunya and with this

remedy GIVEN IN ONE SINGLE DOSE, my students had cured

lakhs and lakhs of chikungunya victims during the years 2006 to

2008. (Rate of success: more than 97%).

 

I am not proud of the above, because it is my duty, as

Professor of homoeopathy, to find out the remedy for any

epidemic. [A teacher is he who makes difficult things

easy. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.] Be that as it may.

Though, all practitioners had cured several cases of

chikungunya with one single dose of Polyporus, what was

disappointing is that not even a single homoeopath came forward

to ask me as to how I selected Polyporus Pinicola for

chikungunya.

 

These homoeopaths (who had cured chikungunya with one

single dose of Polyporus) are now asking me what homoeo

medicine is to be given for swine flu. I am not satisfied with this

query. But I would be much pleased if they had asked me how

I arrived at Polyporus Pinicola for chikungunya and further how to

find out the remedy for the present pandemic swine flu.

I don't mind declaring the name of the correct homoeopathic

remedy which would be almost a specific for swine flu. Before this

I would, first of all, like to teach the practitioners as to how I found

out the remedy for chikungunya. This is more important. Such a

teaching alone would help the reader to find out by himself a

remedy for future epidemics.

 

Chikungunya disease begins with fever, shivering and joint

pains. Many patients had to crawl for going to the toilet etc.,

because of crippling joint pains. Their faces were “gloomy.”

(See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory—MIND AND

DISPOSITION—Gloomy, in ague: Poly.)

(ague: malaria or another illness

involving fever and shivering)

 

Now, coming to the much dreaded swine flu.

 

(a) those who had died in hospitals with swine flu had lung failure

 

(b) swine flu starts with fever, sore throat and body pain.

 

Step 1: Fever with body pain, sore throat. The rubric that you

must take for this in Kent's Repertory is under

 

GENERALITIES. Inflammation, internal:

 

Step 2: Disease of lung that speedily kills any patient; the

equivalent rubric in Kent's Repertory is Pneumonia

 

(CHEST: Hepatization of lungs)

 

The remedies scoring more points (being common to the

above two lists) are Cactus=4, Iodum=5, Kalic-c.=4, Kali-iod.=4,

Lach.=5, Lyc.=4, Merc-sol.=4, Nux-v.=5, Phos.=6, Sulph.=5,

Tereb.=5

 

These remedies were studied in Samuel Lilienthal's

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS under the chapter

PNEUMONIA; Under Merc-sol we find the following words

“epidemic broncho-pneumonia”.

 

On the same page under the remedy ferrum met. also, we

find the words "epidemic pneumonia". But we do not get this

remedy in repertorisation.

 

Patients who had come to me after being tested positive for

swine flu were given the homoeo medicine Merc-sol-200 , one single dose only and after a week when they tested,

the result was negative. All their symptoms disappeared. (Rate of

success: 97%).

 

 

For prevention, the same remedy Merc.sol.200

may be given one dose once a month for three months.

This prevents swine flu for six months from the date of

taking the first dose.

 

In homoeopathy, cure is easier and quicker than prevention.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: In Section 213 of the Organon Dr.

Hahnemann tells us that without prescribing a remedy on mind

symptoms a cure is not possible. Let us now see how the

remedy Merc-sol satisfies this requirement.

 

In big organizations when a person is affected with fever,

sore throat and body pain he is advised NOT TO COME TO

OFFICE. In other words, the awe-stricken non-affected persons

run away from the victims as if they are their enemies, for fear of

contracting swine flu.

 

A lady took her 5-year old son to a doctor. There a patient

came to consult the doctor because he was declared positive for

swine flu. Immediately on hearing this that lady started running

away with her son, lest he may be infected.

 

The otherwise healthy person considers the victim of swine

flu as his enemy. The victims are asked to keep off till cured.

Under the Chapter “MELANCHOLIA” in the reference book

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal,

(page no.700 under the remedy Merc-sol.) we find the following

words:

 

…anxious restlessness as if some evil

impended… constant suspicion, considering

everybody his enemy.

 

The following extracts from the WILKINSONS’ MATERIA

MEDICA (under the chapter ‘Mind’ in the remedy Merc-sol.) also

confirms my selection of this remedy for swine flu.

 

...Desire to flee, with... anxiety and

apprehension.... did not know what to do...

Inexpressible pain of soul and body, anxious

restlessness, as if some evil impended...

 

As this mind symptom is found in those who had not got the

disease, the remedy Merc-sol. is indicated as a preventive. In

one of the big multinational companies office at Chennai, about

300 persons were working on the first floor. Immediately on

hearing that two of their colleagues tested positive for swine flu,

all of them started fleeing. This attitude is found in almost all

persons who are running here and there for prevention of swine flu.

Therefore, Merc-sol is almost a specific both as a preventive and

curative.

 

What is most disappointing is that no one talks about

Dr. Lilienthal's work HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS, be it in

seminar papers, monthly meetings or articles in journals.

 

Said Charles Gatchell in a review of HOMOEOPATHIC

THERAPEUTICS, "… it is an extraordinarily useful book and

those who add it to their library will never feel regret…"

In a review, Samuel A. Jones said about Lilienthal's

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS as under:

 

"For the fresh graduate this book will be invaluable… to the

older one who says he has no use of this book, we have nothing

to say. He is a good one to avoid when well, and to dread when

ill."

 

Most people think that as we have remedies for diabetes

in other systems (like insulin in allopathy) there would be

corresponding remedies in homoeo. This is not so. There is one

marked difference between homoeo and other medical systems

(allopathy, ayurveda, siddha etc.)

 

In allopathy no doctor would give insulin for typhoid; also

no one would give antibiotic for diabetes. This is because

insulin is for diabetes and no amount of insulin will be of any use

in typhoid.

 

But in homoeo, one remedy given for eczema patient may

be indicated for jaundice in another; the same remedy may be

needed in the third patient suffering from cancer. In such a case,

the question that would naturally arise in the reader’s mind is,

“If so, then what is the basis for prescribing or selecting the

remedy in homoeopathy?” Answer to this question will throw

light on the uniqueness of homoeo.

 

Theory is good so far as it goes but he who infuses theory

into practice lives in, with and for the student. A teacher is he

who makes difficult things easy.

 

For learning swimming you do not read any text-book at

home but first get into water. For learning car driving you are

first made to sit on the wheels! So also, without actual cases of

patients, study of theory alone is of no use. Therefore, let us

start with actual cases treated.

 

Before we proceed further, we would request the reader

to keep the following books on the table, while studying this

book. [We are listing hereinbelow only all those books which

are absolutely essential for finding the remedy—the

similimum.]

 

1. Samuel Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC

THERAPEUTICS (Herinafter called ‘Lillenthal’)

2. J. T. Kent’s REPERTORY

3. WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA3 (compiled

by Dr. V. Krishnamurthy) (hereinafter called

‘Wilkinson’)

4. FINAL REPERTORY OF GENERAL

SYMPTOMS AND MATERIA MEDICA OF

MINDSYMPTOMS3 (compiled by Dr. V.

Krishnamurthy) (Hereinafter called ‘Final

Repertory’)

5. Boericke’s MATERIA MEDICA (hereinafter called

‘Boericke’)

6. W. A. Yingling’s THE ACCOUCHEUR’S

EMERGENCY MANUAL (hereinafter called

‘Yingling’)

7. REPERTORY by Dr. Calvin B. Knerr (hereinafter

called ‘Knerr’)

[3Books at Sl.No.4 and 5 can be had by sending Rs.600=00 to Dr. V.

Krishnamurthy, Raman House, Old No. 21, Kuppaiah Street, West

Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033, India [Overseas: US$ or Euro-38=00]

 

CASE 1: A patient with peptic ulcer, weeping eczema etc.,

came to me and said, “Doctor, I am not taking the treatment to

live long. But I have an aged daughter to be married and a son

who is looking out for a job. Who would come forward to

marry my daughter, if I have a weeping eczema? Only because

of that, I want to get cured. Before I die, I want to settle things

in my family; my daughter getting married and son getting a job.

Then I can die peacefully.”

 

Under the homoeopathic remedy Petroleum (Boericke’s

Materia Medica) we find the following:

“Feels that death is near, and must hurry to

settle affairs.”

Now, this sentence fits in approximately with the remarks

made by the above eczema patient. This remedy was given in

single dose and it cured him completely.

 

CASE 2: A peptic ulcer patient’s condition worsened day by

day and allopathic antacids were giving temporary relief. At the

height of his suffering (hunger pain with burning sensation in the

food pipe, temporarily relieved by eating) he was heard saying,

“I think that my end is approaching; I must call the lawyer to

write the will; that this hotel of mine should go to my wife;

money deposited in the bank is for my son. My widowed sister

who has been living with me for several years and helping me

should take the house which I bought recently.”

 

This mind picture agrees with the remarks made by the

patient in case No.1 above. One single dose of Petroleum-10M

cured this patient also. We do not prescribe on names of

disease or pathology but on ‘uncommon’ symptoms having no

connection with pathology.

 

The above case 1 and 2 would show the reader that

 

(a) one and the same remedy may be called for in

different persons with different diseases; also,

 

(b) different persons suffering from one and the same

disease may need different remedies.

 

Let us now see further three actual cases treated where

three patients, all of them having the same complaint, viz.,

‘headache’, were cured by different remedies:

 

CASE 3: A patient with chronic headache, after spending

millions with various doctors and specialists came to me. After

finishing the history of his seven years’ sufferings, he ended up

saying: “Doctor, if you or any one can cure me of this

terrible headache, I won't mind even giving away half of

my property (worth three millions) to him.”

 

Doctors of all other systems would simply ignore these

words told by the patient at the end of his talk.

If a patient says that he is ready to pay 1.5 millions for

getting his headache cured, we can say that he is “deplorably

downhearted.” [deplorable = shockingly bad]

 

Under the homoeo remedy Stillingia (Wilkinson’s

Materia Medica), we find the words “deplorably downhearted;

suffering extreme torture from bone pains;” Stillingia, one dose

cured him.

 

CASE 4: Here is another case of headache. This 55-year old

male patient remarked: “Doctor, all these years I have been

having these torturing bone pains in head; my sufferings are such

that no amount of compensation would satisfy me. Even if you

make me President of all the countries in the world that would

not be a sufficient compensation.”

 

The equivalent words or phrase for this statement of the

patient would be:

 

Extreme sadness, abject despair,

uncompromising melancholy

 

The above is found under the remedy Selenium (See

Boericke’s Mat. Med.)

Selenium-10M, one dose, cured him.

 

CASE 5: A middle aged man of forty walked in complaining of

headache for a few months. After telling me that he tried

allopathy, ayurveda, homoeopathy etc. he told me that the pain

in head started the previous year when he was having malarial

fever; though malaria was cured, pain in head continued.

(Certain cases are the easiest to work out; certain cases are

difficult)

 

Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory: Chapter No. 40.

 

Fever, intermittent (ague):…. with headache; Cina,

Cist., Kali-c., Polyp.

 

Fever, intermittent apyrexia:… headache, Arn.,

Natr.m., Polyp., Puls.

 

Polyporus Pinicola, being common to the above two lists

was given in single dose. Total relief felt for a month after which

he reported relapse. The same remedy was given this time in

single dose in a higher potency and it is now more than seven

years and he is free from headache. Also, his chronic

constipation was cured.

 

Thus, in cases No. 3, 4 and 5 above though the complaint,

viz., ‘headache’ is same in all of them, each patient got different

remedies.

To be precise, those symptoms which doctors of other

medical systems would ignore, we take that and that alone

for prescribing or selecting the remedy in homoeopathy.

There are no specifics in homoeopathy.

Why should we do like this? Why not have a specific

remedy for jaundice; and another for headache and so on and

so forth?

Our answer: Dear reader, the above method of

prescribing on ‘uncommon’ symptom alone can cure patients

with one single dose or a few doses.

—————

[In each medical system there may be something unique,

and without arguing which one is the best, the intelligent man

takes the best from each.]

70 to 90 PER CENT OF CAESAREAN

SURGERIES CAN BE DONE AWAY WITH

THREE DOSES OF HOMOEOPATHIC

MEDICINE.

The foetus (baby in the uterus of the pregnant mother) 1-3

weeks prior to delivery date (so long remaining in upright

position) turns upside down, and the uterus descends down in

such a way that the head of the foetus remains fixed in the pelvic

floor of the mother. 1-3 weeks later, at the delivery time the

mouth of the uterus dilates and the child comes out. Even after

the full term of ten months if the child does not turn upside

down, or turns half-way and lies crosswise,

or

having turned upside down, does not descend further down, the

attending lady doctor would say that head is still floating or is

in incorrect position and so opens the abdomen to take out the

child. This is called caesarean surgery. 70 to 90 per cent of

caesarean surgeries at the present day are conducted solely for

this reason.

At this time if the patient takes three doses of the

homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla-1000, every 4-8 hours, in

the next twenty-four hours it would be a normal and safe

delivery.

In the reference book The Accoucheur’s Emergency

Manual by Dr. W. A. Yingling, M.D., of U.S.A. we find the

following :

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"Abnormal presentations may be

righted if Pulsatilla is given before the

membranes are ruptured or the presenting

parts are firmly engaged…"

In a maternity hospital, Pollachi Road, Dharapuram,

Tamilnadu, by using Pulsatilla and other remedies there has not

been even a single caesarean for the past several years and the

doctor in-charge has put up a board “Caesarean-free’’ Clinic.

The Dharapuram Lions Club has given her a certificate testifying

this.

(2) If the baby in the uterus stops growing, allopathy has no

cure and they abort it. But if one single dose of the

homoeopathic medicine Secale Cornutum-10M is given, the

baby starts growing. (See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory, p.

698. Pregnancy, foetus, development arrested: Sec.)

(3) After caesarean (or for that matter after any abdominal

surgery) there would be pain in the sutured place lasting for

Dr. Calvin B. Knerr, M.D.

14

years. But one single dose of the homoeo medicine

Staphysagria-1000, completely cures in twenty-four hours all

post-operative abdominal discomforts.

(4) Some newly married women are prone to urinary

infection and they spend in thousands. Again, the same homoeo

medicine Staphysagria-1000, in one single dose, would cure

the condition in just a day’s time.

RANDOM NOTES ON PRACTICE

A teacher is he who makes difficult things easy

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most cases of fracture of the tibia bone continues to give

trouble; does not heal. One singe dose of Anthracinum has

cured all such cases. (See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory – page

1148 – Injuries, fractures… of tibia, Anthrac.)

Certain symptoms cannot be classified in the repertory

under any head. Therefore it is better to memorise and keep

them in your finger-tips.

For the following two cases (case No. 6 & 7) one and the

same remedy cured.

CASE 6: A patient consulted me for allergic rash on skin on

both upper limbs and chest.

He said, “Doctor, for the last three years I have gone to

allopaths, ayurveda, homoeopaths etc. They have treated me

for weeks and months with just five per cent relief. If I eat

unstrained cooked rice or wheat flour preparation I would get

distension of my belly; that evening the rash on skin w

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