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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Imagine Homeopathy: A Book of Experiments, Images, and Metaphors


With special thanks to : free pharma e-books

In this unique book, homeopath Chris Kurz offers a highly effective and unique approach to learning and importantly, retaining, all of the important concepts of homeopathy. Using vivid analogies & informal language, Kurz emphasizes the importance of true insight rather than memory.
Download Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/78940408/Imagine_Homeopathy.zip

Sunday, December 23, 2007

In vitro evaluation of the antiviral effects of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel on selected respiratory viruses.

Gripp-Heel(R) is a homeopathic preparation frequently used in the treatment of respiratory viral infections such as various types of influenza and the common cold.

.Ingredients:
Plant pharmacological group:Aconitum napellus 4X (hoarseness; dry croupy cough), Bryonia alba 4X (dry mucous membranes; all symptoms worse with motion), Eupatorium perfoliatum 3X (hoarseness and cough; chest soreness)
Mineral pharmacological group:
Phosphorus 5X (painful larynx; breathing quickened)
Immunonodulator group:
Lachesis mutus 12X (left-sided sore throat)

The antiviral activity of Gripp-Heel was studied in vitro on human pathogenic enveloped and nonenveloped RNA and DNA viruses. Before the antiviral assays, in vitro cytotoxicity of Gripp-Heel was determined with cells used for the infection experiments (HeLa, HEp-2, MDCK, BGM) as well as with mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes. A concentration of 0.5 of the commercially available product slightly reduced cell viability and proliferative capacity, and experiments on antiviral activity were determined starting with a dilution of 0.2 of the commercially available product. The antiviral activity was determined against a broad panel of enveloped and nonenveloped DNA and RNA viruses with plaque reduction assay, cytopathogenic assays, virus titrations, analysis of the viral proteins in virus-specific enzyme immunoassays, and haemagglutination tests. Control substances were acyclovir (10 mug/mL), ribavirin (6 mug/mL), and amantadine hydrochloride (5 mug/mL), depending on the virus type. Gripp-Heel demonstrated dose-dependent in vitro activity (significant reductions of infectivity by 20% to 40%) against Human herpesvirus 1, Human adenovirus C serotype 5, Influenza A virus, Human respiratory syncytial virus, Human parainfluenza virus 3, Human rhinovirus B serotype 14, and Human coxsackievirus serotype A9. The mechanisms of this antiviral activity are still unclear, but type I interferon induction might be a possible explanation. Further research on this homeopathic preparation seems warranted.

With special thanks to : Sue Young , Ncbi

In vitro evaluation of the antiviral effects of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel on selected respiratory viruses.

Gripp-Heel(R) is a homeopathic preparation frequently used in the treatment of respiratory viral infections such as various types of influenza and the common cold. The antiviral activity of Gripp-Heel was studied in vitro on human pathogenic enveloped and nonenveloped RNA and DNA viruses. Before the antiviral assays, in vitro cytotoxicity of Gripp-Heel was determined with cells used for the infection experiments (HeLa, HEp-2, MDCK, BGM) as well as with mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes. A concentration of 0.5 of the commercially available product slightly reduced cell viability and proliferative capacity, and experiments on antiviral activity were determined starting with a dilution of 0.2 of the commercially available product. The antiviral activity was determined against a broad panel of enveloped and nonenveloped DNA and RNA viruses with plaque reduction assay, cytopathogenic assays, virus titrations, analysis of the viral proteins in virus-specific enzyme immunoassays, and haemagglutination tests. Control substances were acyclovir (10 mug/mL), ribavirin (6 mug/mL), and amantadine hydrochloride (5 mug/mL), depending on the virus type. Gripp-Heel demonstrated dose-dependent in vitro activity (significant reductions of infectivity by 20% to 40%) against Human herpesvirus 1, Human adenovirus C serotype 5, Influenza A virus, Human respiratory syncytial virus, Human parainfluenza virus 3, Human rhinovirus B serotype 14, and Human coxsackievirus serotype A9. The mechanisms of this antiviral activity are still unclear, but type I interferon induction might be a possible explanation. Further research on this homeopathic preparation seems warranted.

With special thanks to : Sue Young , Ncbi

Friday, December 21, 2007

Can Homeopathy Bring Additional Benefits to Thalassemic Patients on Hydroxyurea Therapy? Encouraging Results of a Preliminary Study




Can Homeopathy Bring Additional Benefits to Thalassemic
Patients on Hydroxyurea Therapy? Encouraging Results of
a Preliminary Study

Antara Banerjee1, Sudipa Basu Chakrabarty2, Susanta Roy Karmakar1,
Amit Chakrabarty2, Surjyo Jyoti Biswas1, Saiful Haque1, Debarsi Das1, Saili Paul1,
Biswapati Mandal3, Boujedaini Naoual4, Philippe Belon4 and
Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh1

1Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741 235,
2Institute of Genetic Engineering, 30 Thakurhat Road, Badu, Kolkata-700 128, 3Directorate of Research, Bidhan
Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal, India and 4Boiron Laboratory, 20 Rue de la Liberation,
Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon, France

Source : Oxford journal , The CAM Report

 

The researchers say yes, particularly in the developing world where blood transfusions suffer from inadequate screening and fall short of the stringent safety standards followed in the developed countries.

First, the details.

  • 38 thalassemic patients received hydroxyurea therapy for a varying periods. Several homeopathic remedies, namely, Pulsatilla Nigricans (30th potency), Ceanothus
    Americanus (both mother tincture and 6th potency) and Ferrum Metallicum (30th potency)
    selected as per similia principles were administered to 38 thalassemic patients receiving
    Hydroxyurea (HU) therapy for a varying period of time.
  • The patients were studied before and after treatment. Levels of serum ferritin (SF), fetal
    hemoglobin (HbF), hemoglobin (Hb), platelet count (PC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV),
    mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH),
    white blood cell (WBC) count, bilirubin content, alanine amino transferase (ALT), aspartate
    amino transferase (AST) and serum total protein content of patients were determined before
    and 3 months after administration of the homeopathic remedies in combination with HU to
    evaluate additional benefits, if any, derived by the homeopathic remedies, by comparing the
    data with those of 38 subjects receiving only HU therapy.

And, the results.

  • There was a significant decrease in the ferritin blood levels (a complex that stores iron for use in metabolism) and an increase in fetal hemoglobin levels (oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells) during combined treatments.
  • Changes in other lab values were not significant.
  • There was a significant decrease in size of spleen in most patients with enlarged spleens.
  • General health improved and there was an increase in the time between transfusions in most patients receiving the combined homeopathic treatment.

The bottom line?
The authors concluded, “Homeopathic remedies being inexpensive and without any known side-effects seem to have great potentials in bringing additional benefits to thalassemic patients.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

" Homeophobia" must not be tolerated

Homeopathy should not be labelled a fraud. Those who study water know the critics are wrong, says Rustum Roy .

  ( with special thanks to guardian )

Ben Goldacre excoriates the practice of homeopathy (A kind of magic?, November 16). For the record, I have never studied or held a position for, or against, the clinical effectiveness of homeopathy. However, I am a materials chemist who has written one of the most cited papers in materials science, on aqueous solutions.

Having recently studied the extraordinary biological properties of ultradilute aquasols (water with one part per million of solid particles) and written a long review on the structure of water, I accidentally also discovered a new social disease, "homeophobia" - that is, a phobic reaction (mainly by scientists) to the word "homeopathy", the virulence of which is exemplified by Goldacre.

A major bugaboo for "homeophobes" is the concept that a solution where the solute is extremely diluted (beyond Avogadro's number) absolutely cannot, they believe, be any different from the original solvent. Hence homeopathy must be a fraud. This has been the anti-homeopathy crowd's trump card for more than 100 years.

But let us turn to scientists who specialise in water's properties. Prof Martin Chaplin of London's South Bank University, a leading expert on the (molecular) structure of water, says: "Too often the final argument used against the memory of water concept is simply 'I don't believe it' ... Such unscientific rhetoric is heard from the otherwise sensible scientists, with a narrow view of the subject and without any examination or appreciation of the full body of evidence, and reflects badly on them."

As it happens, there is agreement among all those who have studied liquid water that it is, in fact, the critics, who are totally wrong. Proof? Diamond is the planet's hardest material; graphite one of the softest. They are absolutely identical in composition, and they can be interconverted in a millisecond with zero change of composition.

Prof Eugene Stanley of Boston University, the leading expert on the physics of water, has catalogued 64 highly anomalous property changes in pure water. According to the first law of materials science, that means that there must be the same large number of different structures in liquid water - what he called "polymorphism" of water. This year Prof Chaplin, in the journal Homeopathy, discussed in detail how water could retain a "memory".

But the main thrust of Goldacre's argument is the role of the "placebo effect". Yes, this works. And, yes, it is without doubt present in every homeopathic intervention; but it is far more powerfully present in orthodox medical pills because they are advertised so widely in billion-dollar campaigns.

Goldacre is accurate in pointing out the high rates of positive v negative outcomes in many of the homeopathy studies. But there are enormous discrepancies in any set of randomised controlled trials on the same orthodox pills.

Does Goldacre seriously suggest that a homeopathy paper with a positive outcome would be treated fairly in any mainstream journal?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

a campaign to save homeopathy- pl join!

United we stand, divided we fall

This is really a pity that for  few material gains, certain people have turned envious towards the system which has been proved time and again a highly useful tool for not only regaining health but also providing a better life and living for hundreds of millions of people. and it has proved to be such an environmental friendly system.

Homeopathy is under planned attack in U.K. from the closed minded so called scientists who are working for the multinational pharma companies. Please co-operate and sign the declaration by going online www.hmc21.org and forward this web address to others for support.

Monday, November 05, 2007

How can I get out of the habit of overeating?

Overeating is one of the main source for obesity in children as well as in adults . But the main problem is how I can get out of  the habit of overeating . Osho Rajneesh in " Above All Don't Wobble, Session 12" suggested few measures to overcome this habit : According to him Chewing the food properly is the only answer.

 

If you chew well, food is never a problem, because the body is really satisfied. When you don’t chew and you go on stuffing your body, it is not nourished, so it goes on demanding more and more -- and you go on stuffing. Don’t use your body like a bag; it isn’t a bag -- respect it.
Chewing is possible only in the mouth. There are no teeth in the stomach, so once you have swallowed, the food can never be chewed again. So it is an unnecessary burden on the stomach, and by and by it becomes a problem. People who don’t eat well eat much. People who eat well, with deep respect, never eat more than is needed. Then the body functions perfectly, and it immediately gives you an indication that now you are full and there is no need to eat any more.
When you chew well, the time process is prolonged. The same food you were eating in one hour now will take four hours because each bite has to be chewed forty times. Nobody can give that much time -- that’s why you became sad. Eating for three, four hours, one will just feel fed up with the whole thing!
And one more thing is involved in it. When you go on throwing things inside yourself it is a sort of aggression, a violence. Teeth are the most violent part of your body, and part of the animal heritage. When animals are aggressive they will bite. They only have teeth and nails, so it is with these that they do violence. That has remained with man too, because man comes from animals. So whenever you are chewing a lot, much violence will be satisfied. A good chewer will become less violent because through the exercise of the teeth, violence is released. A person who goes on stuffing, without chewing, will become violent. So you became sad.
Remember that anger is one phase of violence, the active phase; and sadness is another phase, inactive, passive. Have you watched? Anger can immediately become sadness, and sadness can immediately become anger -- they are not very far away. So when you were throwing things inside, the anger was there, violence was there. Now you are chewing, the violence and the anger relax and sadness will settle. But if you continue, by and by the sadness will disappear and you will feel really fulfilled and happy. So continue.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Homeopathy-Quackery vs Future of Medicine

On October 25, 2007, the University of Connecticut Health Center will be
hosting a historic debate on homeopathy. This event will mark the first
time a major U.S. medical school has examined homeopathy in this depth. It
also marks the first time that the clinical, historical and basic science
data will be examined simultaneously.
The University of Connecticut Health Center presents:

A Debate: Homeopathy - Quackery Or A Key To The Future of Medicine?

An international forum to explore the facts around this controversial
modality in an attempt to determine whether it has a place in medical care.

Low Learning Center*
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06030
Thursday, October 25
2:00P.M. - 4:00P.M. ET

Homeopathy is used by tens of millions of people around the world. On
October 25, you are invited to watch a debate between six internationally
renowned experts (Iris Bell, M.D., Ph.D., Rustum Roy Ph.D., Andre Saine
N.D., Donald Marcus M.D., Steven Novella M.D., and Naduv Davidovitch M.D.,
Ph.D.)
as they examine the basic science as well as the clinical and
historical evidence around this 200 year old system of medicine. Is
homeopathy pure quackery as some contend or perhaps the future of medicine?
Watch on October 25-2007

The event will be broadcast live over the internet and can be seen by
logging HERE
The forum will also be archived at this url address.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Clinical Homeopathic Research in Tuberculosis/MDRTB

 This research work was undertaken by Dilli Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad as a plan scheme during the Ninth Five Year Plan. There are two homoeopathic medical colleges in Delhi with attached hospitals and 73 homoeopathic dispensaries. There are 131 homoeopathic doctors who are engaged in teaching and patient care. The objective of the Parishad is to utilize this manpower and infrastructure for undertaking research activities in homoeopathy.
Parishad is carrying out
research in Evaluation of Homoeopathic drugs in the treatment of MDRTB/TB and is co-coordinating research activities in Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre. Special clinics have been established for the research projects.

Last year , I noticed that the complete paper was present on the site but this time Dilli Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad has put the information in brief . But I had somehow managed to save the paper in my hard disc .

Click HERE to download the full research paper in PDF format.

 

Clinical Homeopathic Research in Tuberculosis/MDRTB

The research was being undertaken at the following three centres.

Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital – July 2000
Nehru Nagar TB Chest Clinic - February 2001
Gulabi Bagh Chest Clinic - January 2003

Staff engaged in the project

Project Guide
Dr. K. K. Goyal, MBBS
Dr. Kusum Chand, MBBS, MD, MF (Hom)

Consultants
Dr. Sandhya Madan, Pathologist, NHMC & H
Dr. Indira De, Radiologist, NHMC & H

Core Group
Dr. Jugal Kishore, Chairman, SAC
Dr. J. N. Banvalikar, TB Programme Officer, MCD
Dr. V. K. Khanna, Principal, NHMC
Dr. R. K. Manchanda, Member Secretary

Research Staff
a) Dr. Surender Verma, Assistant Director (H)
b) Dr. Sudhir Batra, Medical Officer (H)
c)Senior Research Fellows (Homoeopathy)

Dr. Renu Mittal

Laboratory Support

Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital

Haemogram and Blood Tests
Sputum for AFB
X- Ray
HIV testing and other biochemistry tests
New Delhi Tuberculosis Centre
Sputum Culture
Sputum for AFB
I. Nehru Nagar TB Center
The Nehru Nagar TB center was started in Feb.2001 to carry out clinical research on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. A total of 120 patients of CAT-II failure were treated and useful homeopathic drugs were identified for undertaking Double Blind Placebo Control trial according to the protocol.
II. Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital
During this year, out of the total of 66 patients, 24 cases followed-up regularly. [CAT-II failure 15, lymphadenitis 09]. Useful Homeopathic drugs were identified.
III. Gulabi Bagh TB Center
The Gulabi Bagh TB Center was started in Jan. 2003 to carry out Double blind Placebo Control Study on MDR TB cases along with standard Reserve Line ATT regimen as per the protocol. A total of 210 cases of MDR tuberculosis were studied and already identified useful homoeopathic drugs were used in parallel designed control trial. The reports were discussed in the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Cuba makes achievements in homeopathy

Experts noted that homeopathy has been successfully used to treat patients suffering from herpes zoster, as proved in a study of 65 patients in the city of Guantánamo. Homeopathy is cheaper than conventional therapy and does not cause side effects.

Cuba's health system has made great achievements in homeopathic medicine, as part of modern procedures to treat a wide range of diseases.

Experts noted that homeopathy has been successfully used to treat patients suffering from herpes zoster, as proved in a study of 65 patients in the city of Guantánamo........

Read the article "Cuba makes achievements in homeopathy"

Monday, August 27, 2007

Homeopathy Pro- a new homeopathy software



 

Homeopathy Pro is a professional computer program for those who practice classical homeopathy. It combines the advantages of time-proved case taking methods with advanced features of up-to-the-minute software. Take case notes in a friendly, convenient environment
enjoy most natural repertory search
get correct results from Repertories by recognized authors
read Мateria Medica to feel confident about your prescription. All this will help save your time and preserve quality of your work.

However I feel the limitations of this software as it's limited to kent & Bonneinghausen's repertory only. But for the newcomers in homeopathy it may be helpful.

My rating for this software is Zero

To download the free trial version , click HERE .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

CARCINOSIN-KEY NOTES

 

Mind
- Emotional, PASSIONATE individuals with strong desires,
push themselves, work hard, strong sex-desire (from
early age), surges of passion, outbursts of emotion,
expression, live life intensely.
- FASTIDIOUS, need for order and control over life.
Cannot rest when things are not in proper place.
- Restlessness, discontent, desire to travel.
- Conscientious, great sense of duty, responsible (Aur, Kal-c, Nat-s, Nat-c, Mag-m).
- Anticipation. Lack of self-confidence.
- PRECOCITY.
- SYMPATHETIC. SENSITIVE to suffering of people, animals, planet.
Anxiety for others. Horrible things affect profoundly.
- Affectionate. Want to please other people. 
Fears not to be accepted, not to be loved.
- SENSITIVE TO REPRIMANDS, esp. in children. 
Ailments from rudeness, reproaches.
- Suppress their emotions, the hurt. Yielding, bearing all suffering without protest.
- Ailments from repression
excessive parental control, 
prolonged childhood suffering, 
severe education, too early responsibility. 
- EASILY OFFENDED, intolerant of contradiction, av. to
consolation. 
- Fears: high places, animals, dogs, failure (exams), thunderstorm.
- Anxiety about health (cancer); for others.
- Sensitive to sensual impressions, art, nature.
Love thunderstorms (Sep).
- Sensitive to music, rhythm. Love dancing  (Sep).
Music agg., may cause weeping.
- Slow mental development: easily distracted, difficult concentration.
Generalities
- Warm blooded, but mostly agg. heat and cold.
- amel. Sea. (or agg., or alternating).
- amel. Short sleep. 
- amel. Evening.
- agg. Vaccination.
- Periodicity. agg. 1-6 pm, esp. 5-6 pm. Every 7 days. Annual.
- CONTRADICTORY AND ALTERNATING STATES.
- Mononucleosis, neurodermitis.
- Severe inflammatory illness (whooping cough, pneumonia) in early life, childhood.
- PAST/FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER, DIABETES, TUBERCULOSIS, PERNICIOUS ANEMIA, INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
- Childhood diseases: too soon; or appear after puberty;
very severe, or absent.
Food and drinks
- The same food can alternately be desire or aversion.
- Desire: Chocolate, sugar, fat, raw potatoes, spices, sweet and sour.
- Aversions: Fruit, potatoes, milk, salt.
- agg.: Eggs.
Vertigo
- High places.
Head
- Migraine, alt. with asthma.
- Constrictive  feeling in brain. Pulsating deep in brain.
Headache agg. right side, before storm.
Pain in forehead above eyes, amel. open air.
Eye
- Blue sclerae.
- Frequent blinking, winking. Tics. Twitchings.
Nose
- Hayfever.
- Chronic coryza. Sinusitis.
Face
- Acne.
- Twitching, tics, esp. eyelids, -brows. Grimaces.
Mouth
- Aphthae.
Throat
- Scraping, agg. before speaking.
- Sensation of lump.
Stomach
- Anxiety or excitement felt in stomach.
- Nausea riding in car.
Abdomen
- Constrictive pain amel. pressure, bending forward, warm drinks.
- Flatulence, distention, with colic in babies.
Rectum
- Severe constipation, even without desire. 
- Dry hard stools like stones.
- Burning pain colon ascendens.
Female genitalia
- Sexual desire high. Masturbation in children.
- Dysmenorrhea. Pain labor-like, cramping.
- Ovarian cysts, agg. right. Fibroids in uterus. Endometriosis.
Respiratory
- Asthma, at young age, from fright, amel. or agg. at sea.
- Cough agg. morning, (un)dressing, washing, shaving, stretching neck, yawning.
- Whooping cough, long-standing; chronic pneumonia.
Chest
- Swelling breasts before menses. 
- Chronic mastitis.
Extremities
- Trembling of muscles, with itching, agg. arms, thighs.
- Rheumatic pains, amel. warmth, slowly moving.
- Weakness, agg. lower limbs, amel. motion.
Sleep
- SLEEPLESSNESS, esp. in children; children have to be rocked.
Wake suddenly as from fright.
- Falling asleep difficult from thoughts, wake frequently, 
esp. 4 am and can't sleep afterwards.
- Position: GENU-PECTORAL.
- Dreams of searching someone he can't find.
Skin
- Dark, brownish complexion. CAFE-AU-LAIT spots.
- MOLES, PIGMENTED NAEVI. M. Recklinghausen.
- Kelo‹d.
- Acne (face, upperback, sternum).
- Boils.
- Eczema: Between shoulderblades, sternum. agg. Milk.
Neurodermitis.
- Itching agg. undressing.
- Warts: lips, abdomen, back of hands, fingers, about fingernails, footsoles.
Compl.
Alum., Ars., Ars-i., Bell-p., Calc., Calc-p., Graph., Lach., Lyc., Med., Nat-m., Nat-s., Nit-ac., Op., Psor., Puls., Sep., Staph., Sulph., Syph., Thuy.
Dd
Ars., Aur., Cocc., Nat-m., Med., Phos., Puls., Sep., Staph., Tub.


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Sunday, July 15, 2007

 

 

 

 
Mind
- LACK OF SELF-CONFIDENCE. Feels weak and inadequate.
- Fear of responsibility. Cowardice.
- Timid. Fear of people.
- Presents themselves different than they feel inside.
- Image of capability and courage. Extroverted, friendly.
- Tries to hide feelings of incapability. Counteracts.
- Boasts. Haughty. Egotism.
- Love of power. Dictatorial towards those who can be controlled. Timid and passive towards superior.
- Irritability, agg. morning.
- Superficial relationships. Fear of marriage. Runs away from family. Promiscious.
- Cries when thanked.
- Often intellectual people like schoolteachers, lawyers.
- Fear of speaking in public, ghosts, dark, suffering (hypochondriacal), conflicts.
Desire for company, but in the next room.
- Confusion. Weakness of memory. Spells wrongly, misplaces words or syllables.
- Children
Bossy, dictatorial, rude at home.
Timid at school; with strangers.
Can also be generally timid, fearful.
Intellectual interests.
Generalities
- agg. RIGHT SIDE. Symptoms go from right to left.
- agg. 4 TO 8 P.M. (Hell), afternoon.
- amel. Evening.
- agg. Morning on waking.
- amel. Open air.
- agg. Fasting.
- Emaciation of upper part of body.

Food and drinks
- Desire: SWEETS, olives.
- Aversion: COLD DRINKS, oysters.
- agg. Cabbage, beans, oysters, onions.
Head
- Headache agg. right side, 4-8 p.m. , fasting, amel. open air.
- LOSS OF HAIR OR GRAY HAIR AT YOUNG AGE.
- DEEP FURROWS IN FOREHEAD.
- Shakes head without apparent cause.
- Eruptions.
Eye
- Styes towards inner canthi.
- Cracks in canthi (Graph).
Ear
- Otitis media agg. right side (Bell).
- Eruptions about and behind ears.
- Noises. Every noise causes peculiar echo.

Nose
- SINUSITIS, agg. right side.
- OBSTRUCTION agg. at night. Snuffles of infants (Nux-v, Samb).
- Fan-like motion of nostrils in respiratory complaints (Ant-t).
- Food and drinks come through nose on swallowing (Arum-t, Lac-c, Lach).

Face
- Emaciated. Wrinkled. Frowning of the eyebrows (Hell).
- Neuralgia, agg. right side (Bell, Chel, Puls).
- Acne.
Throat
- Pharyngitis. Tonsillitis.
agg. Or starts on right side, amel. warm drinks.
Stomach
- HUNGRY AT NIGHT (Phos, Psor).
- APPETITE INCREASES WHILE EATING, OR RAVENOUS APETITE WITH FULLNESS AFTER EATING A MOUTHFULL.(Chin).
- Pain from cold drinks or food.
- Gastritis amel. warm drinks, rubbing.
- Distention. Sour eructations (Rob, Sulph).

Abdomen
- FLATULENCE. Distention. amel. Eructation, flatus.
Everything turns into gas. Rumbling. (Carb-v, Chin).
- Affections of LIVER. Gall-stones with colic (Card-m, Chel, Chin, Nat-s).
- Pain right hypochondrium, ext. to back (Chel), agg. eating to satiety.
- Sensitive to pressure of clothing (Lach).
- Inguinal hernia, agg. right.
- Brown spots on abdomen (Sep).
Rectum
- Constipation when travelling, away from home.
- Diarrhea from cold drinks, fright, excitement, anticipation.
Stool
- First part hard, last part soft and thin.
Bladder
- Retarded urination. Painful.
- Frequent urination at night. Enuresis.
Kidneys
- kidney stones, colic, agg. right side.
Prostate
- Hypertrophy.
Urine
- Sediment of red sand, brick-dust.
Male genitalia
- PROMISCUOUS.
- IMPOTENCY with his wife. PREMATURE EJACULATION OR LOSS OF ERECTION DURING COITION (Graph, Sulph).
- Herpes.
Female genitalia
- PROMISCUOUS.
- Frigidity with husband.
- Ovarian complaints, cysts, agg. right side (Apis, Pall, Podo).
- Flatus from vagina (Lac-c).
- Herpes.
Respiration
- Dyspnea. Asthma.
Cough
- Chronic, dry tickling cough. With emaciation.
Chest
- Bronchitis, pneumonia, agg. right side. Tuberculosis.
- Chronic chest complaints in children.
- Brown spots (Sep).
- Palpitation agg. indigestion, evening in bed.
Back
- Pain amel. urination.
- Burning between scapula (Phos).
- Emaciation of cervical region (Nat-m).
- Torticollis (Lachn, Nux-v, Phos).
- Lumbago, agg. right side.
Extremities
- RHEUMATISM. Gout. Nodosities. Podagra.
agg. Right side, beginning to move.
amel. Continued motion.
- Sciatica agg. right side, lying on painful side, amel. walking.
- ONE FOOT OR HAND HOT, THE OTHER ONE COLD (Chel, Chin, Puls).
- Hot burning foot soles. Uncovers them at night.
- Cracks on heels, agg. right.
- Painful corns.
- Offensive perspiration of feet.
Sleep
- Position: ON RIGHT SIDE (Phos).
- UNREFRESHED (Lach, Mag-m, Mag-c, Phos).
- Waking as from fright; from hunger.
Skin
- Dry, wrinkled (Sec).
- Varicose veins, nevi.
- Brown spots.
- Psoriasis. Tinea.
Compl.
Calc, Carb-v, Chel, Chin, Coloc, Dulc, Graph, Hydr, Ign, Iod, Ip, Kali-c, Kali-i, Lach, Nat-m, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sulph.
Dd
Arg-n, Ars, Carb-v, Chel, Gamb, Grat, Mag-m, Med, Nit-ac,
Nux-v, Sil, Sulph, Thuj.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

GALEGA OFFICINALIS ,WITHANIA SOMNIFERA & ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS


GALEGA OFFICINALIS

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Galega was proved by Dr Carron de la Carriere. The whole plant of galega is taken for the preparation. It is covered by both :
Homeopathic pharmacopoeia of India & German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
It contains alkaloid , saponnins, flavonoids, and tannins.

Homeopathic Uses:

1- It is used for backache, debility, anaemia,and impaired nutrition.
2- It is also used to increase the quantity & quality of milk in nursing women and also to improve appetite.
3- Galega has the ability to bring down the increased blood sugar levels.

Dosage : M.T. or higher




WITHANIA SOMNIFERA

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Withania was introduced by Dr S.C.Ghose. A homeopathic tincture is made up from roots . It is covered by Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.

Homeopathic Uses :

1- It is a great mental tonic . It acts like a magic in slowly advancing mental inertia , with loss of comprehension and expression. Likewise it is beneficial in loss of memory. In short Ashwanghdha Q is highly effacious in total or partial destruction of intellect , where the power of thinking , memory and expression is paralysed .

2- It is also indicated in impotency & all kind of seminal defficiencies.

3- General weakness , sterility, leucorrhoea, menstrual disorder, all are amenable to this drug.




ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS (common garden asparagus)

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Asparagus was proved & introduced by Dr Buchner. A homeopathic tincture is prepred from the young shoots. It is covered by Homeopathic pharmacopoeia of India & German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.

Homeopathic Uses:

1- It is used in affections of heart ; violent palpitation , pain in heart < on walking. Dyspnoea due to hydrothorax.
2- Difficult deglutition in hydrophobia .
3- Passage of stones in uine with severe toothache.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


ACALYPHA INDICA
Common name : Indian Nettle ,Acalypha spicata
It is an Indian plant & normally found as an annual shrub in Indian garden & waste places throughout the plains of India.
It is an well established herb containing alkaloids, acalyphus & acalyphine.
A homeopathic tincture is made from whole of plant. It is covered by both Indian pharmacopoeia * German Homeopathic pharmacopoeia.

It has a marked action on the alimentary canal and respiratory organs. It is indicated in incipient phthisis, with bard, racking cough, bloody expectoration, arterial haemorrhage, but no febrile disturbance. Very weak in the morning, gains strength during day. Progressive emaciation. All pathological haemorrhages having notably A MORNING AGGRAVATION.

Chest
COUGH DRY, HARD, FOLLOWED BY HOEMOPTYSIS; worse in morning and at night. Constant and severe pain in chest. Blood bright red and not profuse in morning; dark and clotted in afternoon. Pulse soft and compressible. Burning in pharynx, oesophagus, and stomach.

Abdomen
Burning in intestines. SPLUTTERING DIARRHOEA WITH FORCIBLE EXPULSION OF NOISY FLATUS, bearing down pains and tenesmus. Rumbling distention, and griping pain in abdomen. Rectal hemorrhage; worse in morning.

Skin
Jaundice. Itching and circumscribed furuncle-like swellings.

Modalities
WORSE in morning.

Relationship
Compare: MILLEFOL.; PHOSPHOR.; ACETIC ACID; KALI NIT.

Dose
Third to sixth potency.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Homeopathy is in deep trouble



Sue Young is a London based homeopath. She is experiencing the same pain as we feel about the pathetic condition of homeopathy . Recently One of the UK's five homeopathic hospitals, The Royal London, is under threat of closure because of funding cuts. NHS is now going to launch new sets of laws to curb homeopathy. Even the famous news paper "Daily mail " has now launched the campaign against homeopathy. In a recently published article "Homeopathy is worse than witchcraft?" Professor Michael Baum, professor emeritus of surgery at University College London spoke venomously against homeopathy. Please do visit this site and add your comments.
Each & every blogger needs the inspiration & Sue is undoubtedly among one of us. Her blog "Spring Offensive against homeopathy " is in the third stage . Pl visit & add your comments on all of the three blog posts . To read these posts click here, here & here.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Vakil's Aid to Confirm The Similimum (VACS)



VACS is a program which is developed by Prof. Dr.Prakash D. Vakil to create A Practical and Scientific Homoeopathic Method (device) to simplify Homoeopathic prescribing and to confirm a remedy selected by a prescriber.
VACS is a breakthrough in solving the complicated and complex cases which to-day's Homoeopath meets in his/her day-to-day practice.

What is VACS?



Clinical research and clinical observations are important in Homoeopathy. Homoeopathic repertories and Homoeopathic materia medicas have many clinical symptoms. Besides toxicology and proving they form the third source of Homoeopathic materia medica. Constantine Hering, one of the pioneers in Homoeopathy felt that simply proving a remedy was not sufficient. There should be clinical confirmation of the symptoms obtained from proving.

Dr.Vakil has made many clinical observations in connection with tongue examination and findings , desires aversions, aggravations and amelioration as regards colors and different phases of moon affecting human life in general. He has written and published a book titled 'Tongue that does not lie'. It is a compilation of tongue findings from many sources with his own observations added to that. In this book he shows that the tongue findings are 'physical general symptoms' and not 'particular symptoms' as some may think. He has given various examples to prove his point. In an International congress on Homoeopathy an eminent Homoeopath said, 'I find it difficult to differentiate Nux-v. from Nat-m. in some cases.' Dr.Vakil said, 'For me it is very easy. I look at the tongue of the patient and then the case does not look as difficult as it seemed to be.' The color observations and the moon-phase observations have also been made after years of clinical research. Color - desires, aversions, aggravations and ameliorations may be considered as 'mental general symptoms'. Human body is more than 60% water. Just the way there is high tide and low tide in an ocean, the water in the human body is also influenced. Thus symptoms produced by the influence of moon are also considered as 'physical general symptoms'. Observations in connection with this have been made by a stalwart like Boger and also an important personality in the recent past like Dr.P.Smith of Switzerland. Papers in connection with all the three have been presented in International Homoeopathic Congresses where they were open to criticism. They have stood the test of time. As they are 'general symptoms', they form what may be called in Kent's language 'a three legged stool' for a sound and reliable prescribing. When there are other symptoms to select a remedy, they help in guiding and confirming like a blind man's dog. The 'VACS expert system' is mainly based on these TCM (tongue, color and moon) symptoms. He has also made his cough-cassette available which is a recording of different sounds of cough of actual patients recorded for a period of 10 years.
These sounds would be useful to Homoeopaths treating respiratory conditions with cough.
This system essentially envisages good observation on the part of the Homoeopath treating a patient. If he/she does'nt do it he/she is missing something. Hahnemann says that a homoeopath should be a good observer. Writing down history of the patient does not complete the task of the Homoepathic physician. Thus this system will be useful to only those who do that.

TCM is just the beginning. Many more physical findings and clinical observations will be added to guide a homoeopath in choosing a remedy.

So what does the VACS do?

1. After normal repertorization a remedy can be confirmed by taking TCM symptoms from VACS.
2. With RADAR-Synthesis the TCM symptoms may be taken to repertorize to find a remedy.
3. VACS can give TCM symptoms for specific remedies and can give comparative extraction of TCM symptoms of two or three remedies.
4. After TCM symptom repertorization with VACS one can go to RADAR-synthesis and check the remedy symptoms.
5. he actual sounds of cough in VACS help a practitioner in comparing and confirming a remedy.

How does it work?

Prerequisites:

i) Examination of tongue and study of the repertory of the tongue
ii) The prescriber must ask the patient the color of clothes he would prefer to put on and a strong dislike of some certain colored clothes which he/she would never put on. Aggravation and amelioration from wearing some certain colored clothes may be inquired. These desires, aversions, aggravation and amelioration are regardless of the fashion of the day and etiquette.
iii) Observation by the practitioner as well as the patient about the aggravation in his/her condition in relation to the phase of the moon. If the date of aggravation is noted down the phase of the moon can be checked from the lunar-calendar supplied by RADAR.

The computer would ask the practitioner: “Which remedy do you want to confirm?”

After the name of the remedy is given by the practitioner VACS will allow the practitioner to extract the 'tongue findings' of the remedy.

Similarly the color-symptoms as well as symptoms in connection with moon-phase would be also extracted.. If it is a respiratory case with cough as one of the symptoms, it would be possible to play the cough-sounds.

1- If all the TCM-findings of the remedy match "Remedy fully confirmed"
2- If tongue findings match but color and moon phase do not match "Remedy very likely"
3- If tongue-findings + either color or moon findings "Remedy most likely"
? If moon-phase and color findings match and tongue findings do not match "Remedy most likely"

If TCM-findings do not confirm:

Please check your history again. It could be a small remedy for which TCM- findings are not recorded. Please also look for different layers and treat the last layer. Tongue often points out the last layer so take the tongue-findings to clear the last layer.

If inspite of TCM findings matching the remedy does not work:

Look for obstacles to recovery like smoking, drugs, any other maintaining cause etc. The last layer requires to be treated first. The globules given to the patient are not medicated properly. Ask yourself, "Have I forgotten something?"

If remedy works but TCM findings do not match:

Addition to be made after consulting with Dr Vakil in TCM findings. This is a remote possibility.

Source: version 9, ARCHIBEL S.A., Belgium.

To know more about VACS, Click HERE to download the demo ver of RADAR 9.2

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Digital Homeopathy in Practice

Dr. Zubkewych is recognized as a leader in the use of digital information and homeopathy, and lectures and teaches around the world. He is also one of the foremost experts in North America in the understanding and use of Dr. Schimmel's Causal Chain.

Dr. Zubkewych talked about a very exciting subject that he has been researching - the use of digital information in homeopathic prescribing for which he credits many of the dramatic results he has with patients in his clinic in Toronto. To listen to a recording of this teleconference please click here . To download the article click here .

To summarize:

"Research by Benveniste has proved that it is now possible to record the activity of a homeopathic remedy or substance on a computer, and then replay it on a biological system that is sensitive to that same remedy or substance."

"It has been proven through research that the human ear, while operating at a frequency range of 20-20,000 hz, is a great receptor for low frequency information found in digital homeopathy."

"Because of the potential for amalgams and root canals to interfere with an oral dose of homeopathy, listening to a remedy can sometimes be more effective."

"High potency remedies have already been made illegal in countries such as Germany and France. And in those countries digital homeopathy was challenged in a court of law and won on the basis that therapeutic music such as Bach and Beethoven would also have to be made illegal."

Friday, March 09, 2007

Relationship of Homeopathic Medicines

I have found in many clinical cases the trios mentioned by Dr Nash & Dr Kent are very useful , if they are given according to the sequence.
Dr Nash has termed as regional trios i.e. three medicines prominently used or useful in certain region of sickness , e.g. trios of digestion, of restlessness, of pain , of delirium etc.
While Dr Kent has mentioned 11 trios for group of three medicines in the sequence as they are useful.


Dr Nash & his trios



Dr J.T.Kent & his trios of sequence

They follow one another in the given order.

Aco, puls, sil
Coloc, caust, staph
Caust, colocy; staph
Merc ; hep ; sil
Puls ; sil ; kali s
Sulp ; calc ; lyco
Sulp ; saras ; sepia
Arn ; rhus tox ; calc
Aco ; hep ; spong
Sulph ; ars ; sulph
Puls ; sil ; acid flouric

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Fingernails and What They Reveal

An article about FINGER NAILS & WHAT THEY REVEAL published in the jan 2007 issue of Homeopathy 4 Everyone . Dr. Gabrielle Traub has given valuable information about the underlying disease condition of the nails & her analysis gives us insight into the various states of our nails, their underlying pathology and also the most appropriate homeopathic remedies.

Click here to download the article & power point presentation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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