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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 186.

THYROIDINUM.

It is a remedy that is prepared from the dried Thyroid gland of Sheep or calf.

It exerts a regulating influence on the organs of nutrition growth and development.

It is useful in obesity and a state of puffiness, where the person feels fatigued, tired and sick. It has a diuretic action in various types of oedema.

It is useful in cases of Myxedema with loss of hair and in cases of cretinism.

It is useful in the development of children especially boys with un-descended testicles.

It is useful in Psoriasis associated with adiposity and dry skin.

It helps improve the memory in patients who have stupor alternating with melancholy.

It is useful in dissolving mammary tumours and some forms of uterine fibroids.

It is useful in obese patients who have tachycardia and palpitation aggravated with the least exertion.

It is useful in cases of progressive diminution of vision.

It is useful in cases of Rheumatoid arthritis with a tendency of obesity, cramps in the extremities and oedema of the legs.

WHAT THE MASTERS SAY ABOUT THYROIDINUM…

Dyspnoea without apparent cause of or obscure character as we get in allergic oedema of lungs, points unmistakably to THYROIDINUM in chronic cases or in acute exacerbation in chronic conditions

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

During the later months of pregnancy, I generally use THYROIDINUM in the 30th potency once a week to prevent uterine inertia in the primipara.  It should not be forgotten as a very important reactive remedy during the course of labour and even during secondary uterine inertia.

Dr. Ghosh.  M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our pre-eminent remedies in cases of early abortion and tendency to premature labour when the cause is not of mechanical origin.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM controls ordinary cases of vomiting during pregnancy well.

Dr. Ghosh. M. D.

In Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia and Amenorrhoea of Hypo-pituitarism, there is no better remedy than THYROIDINUM.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Allergy and vasomotor disturbances THYROIDINUM in potency is one of our main remedies to cope with the acute symptoms of vasomotor disturbance.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our best remedies for the newborn babies and is very useful in all cases of convulsions, where it is not due to any trauma during delivery or when it is not attended with a rise in temperature.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROID EXTRACT 1x has often helped infants with a high grade of malnutrition with fat intolerance.

DR. Williams B. Griggs M.D.

THYROIDINUM is a very neglected medicine in Homoeopathy. Seldom have Homeopaths taken service of this widely useful nosode, particularly in deep-seated chronic complications. It unlocks many a tangle very easily and makes an easy way to cure.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

In GLAUCOMA as a complication of epidemic dropsy or connected with Vasomotor disturbances due to allergy, THYROIDINUM may nip in the bud if given early.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found THYROIDINUM in low potencies useful in the distressing itching of Psoriasis.

Dr. Scholtz.

THYROIDINUM is almost specific for urticaria and angioneurotic oedema, which are important manifestations of vasomotor imbalance in allergy.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found the good effects from THYROIDINUM in insanity when it is connected with disordered menstruation in young girls.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Vitamin B17 – the anti-cancer Vitamin.

Vitamin B17, better known as Laetrile or amygdalin, is a powerful natural cancer treatment that has been proven to kill both prostate and cervical cancer cells. Laetrile is derived from amygdalin and it is a natural substance found in raw nuts and the kernels of fruits such as apricots and peaches. Controversially, the US FDA has banned its use in the United States. Laetrile contains an enzyme known as Emulsin that breaks down into cyanide when ingested. It is this chemical reaction that is responsible for Laetrile’s cancer-fighting properties. The most common form of laetrile, or vitamin B17, is derived from apricot seeds as these contain a large amount of the active ingredient that kills cancer.

History of Laetrile

Raw nuts such as bitter almonds and apricot seeds have been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years. Their use has been documented in Traditional Chinese Medicine, ancient Egyptian medicine and they were even used by Native American tribes. Amygdalin was first isolated in 1830 and was later used as a treatment for cancer in the US and many other countries.

How It Works

Laetrile and the pure form amygdalin contain a substance that breaks down into cyanide when it comes into contact with cells in the human body. Normal, healthy cells have a natural defence against this process.   Healthy cells contain an enzyme known as rhodanese, which promotes the combining of cyanide molecules with sulphur. This combination then becomes a cyanate, a harmless substance that is expelled from the body through urine. The level of cyanide produced from taking Laetrile is so low that the body can easily cope with it and render it harmless. Cancer cells do not have any defence against cyanide. They contain an enzyme called beta-glucosidase that causes Laetrile molecules to release both cyanide and benzaldyhide. This powerful combination completely destroys the cancer cell. Unlike conventional cancer treatments, Laetrile has the ability to destroy cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells.

Why the FDA Banned Laetrile

According to the FDA, several deaths have been attributed to Laetrile. However, actual details of these cases do not seem to exist anywhere in public record. A clinical trial on the effectiveness of Laetrile against cancer cells was conducted at the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute and stated that Laetrile was ineffective against cancer and caused symptoms of cyanide toxicity in patients.  As Laetrile is derived from a natural substance found in plants, it cannot be patented. Successfully treating cancer patients with a natural substance would mean the loss of billions of dollars every year for Big Pharma, who still advocate the use of toxic chemotherapy drugs against cancer.

Conclusion:

There have been a number of studies performed in the US on the effectiveness of Laetrile against cancer, all of which claim that it has no effect on cancer cells. However, a study performed in China at the Bethune College of Medicine in 2013 found that the viability of human cervical cancer cells was significantly inhibited by amygdalin. Researchers found that amygdalin caused cell death in cancer cells and concluded that “amygdalin may offer a new therapeutic option for patients with cervical cancer.” A 2006 study conducted at the College of Medicine in South Korea found that amygdalin was effective at killing human prostate cancer cells. Although laetrile is derived from a plant substance, it can still cause certain side effects. Its role in mainstream medicine is not accepted and its use in several countries is banned. If you want to try Laetrile, it is always better to consult a knowledgeable health practitioner who has experience in using this agent.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 185.

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

This remedy acts on the sycotic dyscrasia, whose chief manifestations are wart like excrescences – fig warts, condylomas, spongy tumours, bleeding fungus growths and naevi.

It is a remedy that is useful to counter the ill effects of vaccination.

It is useful in suppressed gonorrhoea and salpingitis (inflammation of the uterine tubes).

It is a deep acting medicine and acts on the skin, blood Gastro-intestinal system, kidneys and brain.

It is useful in sycotic pains where there is tearing in the muscles and joints, which are worse at rest.

It is a remedy that is useful in conditions of exhaustion and emaciation.

This remedy suits patients who have fixity of ideas. Such persons feel that a strange being is at his side. They also feel that their soul is separate from the body.  These patients are sensitive to music, which causes them to tremble and weep.

This remedy is useful in patients who feel that their heads are pierced with nails.  It is also useful in scaly dandruff.  It is useful when the hair is dry and falls out.

This remedy is useful in dissolving styes in the eye and melts down tarsal tumours.

It is useful in curing ear discharge from the middle ear. It is also useful in dissolving polyps in the ear.

It is useful in chronic nasal catarrh, where there is a thick greenish mucous with painful pressure on the root of the nose.

This remedy is useful in cases of painful white blisters in the tongue and teeth decay near the gum margin.  It is a useful remedy that dissolves a ranula.  It us useful in pyorrhoea.

A ranula is a cystic growth under the tongue.

This remedy suits persons who have a complete loss of appetite, with a dislike for meat and potatoes.  The patient experiences a rancid eructation after food with cutting pain in the upper abdomen.  This remedy is useful for patients who cannot eat onions and experience gaseous distension of the abdomen after eating.

It is useful in treating anal fissures, which are painful and may or may not be associated with warts.  It is also useful in cases of piles where the piles are swollen, worse on sitting and associated with burning pains.

It is a very useful remedy in males with an inflamed urethra and the urine stream is forked or split.  There is a sensation of trickling of urine after urination and sudden desire for passing urine, which cannot be controlled.

This remedy is also useful in gonococcal rheumatism and in chronic indurations of the testicles.  This remedy is useful in treating an enlarged prostate.

This remedy is useful in females with warts in the vulva and perineum.

This remedy is useful in patients who feel that their limbs are made of wood or glass and that they would break easily.  It is useful in muscular weakness, twitching and trembling.  It is also useful in pain in the heels and the tendon of Achilles.

This remedy is useful in polyps, tubercles, warts, naevi and carbuncles.

It is useful when the nails are crippled, brittle and soft.

This remedy cures persistent insomnia.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the night with the heat of the bed, damp air, after vaccination and coffee.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THUJA…

Tendency to abortion especially in a gonorrhoeal history calls for THUJA.

  • Dr. Wheeler.

Enlargement of the ovary, patient complaining of a grumbling pain in the ovary, stood stooping over, it hurts her to stand up straight.  This indicates THUJA 30x. Now if I find a dusky hue to the face and a dark red discoloration on the abdomen over the region of the ovary, that makes the indication for THUJA stronger.

  • Dr. Eli G. Jones

An extensive experience has taught me that the prostate is more or less affected in all gonorrhoea, which have lasted longer than 6 or 8 weeks and that this condition of the gland itself the cause of a good half of all cases of chronic cases of the disease.  In such conditions, I have the utmost confidence on THUJA

  • Dr. Boehm.

THUJA is a valuable remedy when there are no good indications for anything else in cases of acute bronchitis, slow to clear up.

  • Dr. Clarke.         

THUJA is an antidote to massive doses of ARSENIC.

  • Dr. J. E. C.

For harmful effects of Penicillin, ARSENICUM, THUJA NUX VOMICA AND SILICA.

THUJA and VARIOLINUM have always been described as very helpful in either counteracting or helping to overcome the consequences of vaccination.

  • Dr. H. H. Engel.