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About Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan

Hi, I am Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan. I am a Family Physician with a deep interest in Diabetes and Alternative Medicine. I live and practice in Mumbai, India. My aim is to make the world a better place by introducing Alternative medicine with the main stream, so as to have an Integrative System of Medicine, that is both gentle and holistic.

Some Homeopathic home remedies for injuries.

Introduction:

Homeopathic remedies work very well in many minor injuries; the objective of educating the layperson about these remedies is to cut household expenses on costly and needless medications. The homeopathic kit is all about PATIENT EMPOWERMENT OR HEALTH FACILITATION. 

As a matter of convention, to make therapy simple, all the Homeopathic remedies selected are in the 30 C potency and the pills are of 30 size and the uniform recommendation for common ailments is 3 globules to be put under the tongue 3 to 4 times per day.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies for minor injuries:

 (1) Arnica. It is a number one remedy for accidents, shock, injuries, and bruising. This remedy is useful in conditions of injuries, falls, blows and contusions.  This remedy acts like a prophylactic to prevent pus-forming infections.  It is useful in arresting bleeding after tooth extraction; it accelerates the healing of the gums and eliminates inflammation. This remedy eases pain after fractures. It is useful to control shock and prevent soreness after surgery.

(2) Calendula. It is a useful remedy for healing wounds. It is useful as a topical cream in low potency. Quickly seals wounds, so make sure wound is completely clean before use.

(3) Hypericum. It is a useful remedy for injuries to nerves. Pains are sharp and shooting. It is useful for pain after a dental injection.

(4) Apis. It is a useful remedy for bites and stings. It helps reduce redness, pain and swelling.

(5) Ledum. It is a great remedy for puncture wounds. It is also useful for animal and insect bites. Some Homeopaths believe that along with Hypericum, a useful remedy for preventing Tetanus. 

Conclusion:

I must advise the reader that this kit should not replace your doctor.  It is something like a first aid kit for minor ailments and I would encourage patients to consult their physician as soon as there is no improvement of the medical condition.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 177.

SYMPHYTUM.

Fractures

THIS REMEDY IS USEFUL IN TREATING NON-UNION OF FRACTURES AND BLUNT INJURIES OF THE EYE.

This remedy is useful when administered internally in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

It is an extremely useful remedy in the treatment of non-union of fractures and irritable stumps after an amputation of the limb.

This remedy is useful in the healing the injuries to the tendons and the periosteum of the bones.

This remedy is extremely useful in blunt injuries of the eye.

When used externally, this can be used to heal sores and ulcers and it is also useful in cases of unexplained anal itching.

 

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

SYMPHYTUM brings out the sequestrum (dead bone in cases of bone infections).

Dr. Grace. Nevel, M.B.B.S, M.F Hom (Lond).

SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE may be administered in case of irritable stump after amputation and also irritability of bone at the point of fracture.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

LEDUM PALUSTRE is unequalled when used in the 200th potency, as a remedy for black eye from a blow, unless the eyeball itself is involved; then SYMPHYTUM is preferable.

Dr. Pulford, M.D.

SILICEA is excellent for Pyorrhea, and also PHOSPHORUS, and a lotion of SYMPHYTUM Q – 2 drams in 8 ounces is a good application to the gums in these cases.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D.

SYMPHYTUM follows ARNICA well if pricking pain and soreness of the periosteum remains after an injury.

Dr. H.C. Allen, M.D.

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT.

Introduction:

Grapefruit Seed has antibiotic, anti-septic, disinfectant properties and is also used as a preservative in food and cosmetics.

The Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) owes its existence to Dr. Jacob Harish, who was a physicist.  World War II forced him to abandon his studies and become a fighter pilot. Just after the war Dr. Jacob Harish was breakfasting on Grape fruit, which was a rare treat in France.  While he savored the sweetness of the fruit, he was intrigued by its bitter taste of the seed and wondered if it had any medicinal properties.

It took years of perseverance on Dr. Jacob’s part to study this fruit. More herbal, plant and fruits should be investigated for anti-microbial properties.  After the war, he migrated to the US and took a medical degree and did research on Grapefruit Seed Extract and found it useful.

Grapefruit extract is non-toxic, environmentally safe and quickly biodegradable and it is inexpensive. Dr. Harish was honored for his pioneering work and was invited to Europe, as a guest of honor at the Pasteur Institute of France, which is Europe’s leading AIDS research center.   For years, this Institute has been researching the potential of GSE, as a prophylactic against the HIV virus, as well as against the secondary infections associated with AIDS.  The farmers of Europe now use a powdered form of GSE, in fish and poultry feed to fight pathogenically lethal bacteria, such as Salmonella and E Coli. 

The uses of Grapefruit Seed Extract:

  • Reports from the University of Georgia in Athens, by Dr. Wyatt have proved that GSE has a wide spectrum of activity that offers antiviral, antibacterial (both against Gram + and Gram – bacteria), antifungal and antiprotozoal activity.
  • When GSE is mixed with soap and cleaning products, the cleansing product only kills the germs and does not harm the skin.
  • It is extremely useful when used as a pre-surgical scrub for a minute
  • A growing number of dermatologists, aestheticians and cosmetologists are using GSE mixed in soaps and skin cleaners.
  • A few drops of GSE have been found to be useful when put in one glass of water, as a preventative for “Traveler’s Diarrhoea”.
  • 3 to 4 drops of GSE per gallon of reservoir water into a humidifier will prevent the growth of algae.
  • It is a sure shot remedy in cases of Sore throats caused by Streptococci and gargling water with GSE definitely prevents sore throats.
  • It has been found useful by dentists to cure Oral thrush infections due to Candidial infections.
  • It has been found to be useful in protozoal infections such as Amoebiasis.

Conclusion:


Research into the flora and fauna has become very important because we are living in an era of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and a tremendous and frightful resurgence of killer viruses like Hepatitis and AIDS.   Perhaps, the answer to infectious diseases lies in cheap Holistic Alternatives such as the humble Grape fruit Seed Extract and many other unknown plants and fruits.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies Part -176.

SULFURIC ACID.

This remedy is derived from Sulfuric Acid.

Debility is one of the keynote symptoms of this remedy.

This remedy suits subjects who crave for stimulants.

It is also useful in subjects who have tremors due to weakness.

This remedy is useful in gangrene following mechanical injuries.

This remedy is useful in compressive pain in the back portion (occiput) of the head, which is relieved by holding the hands near the head.

This remedy is useful in intra-ocular hemorrhage following trauma, associated with redness of the conjunctiva.

Aphthous ulcers

This remedy is useful in apthous ulcers of the mouth, when the gums bleed easily with an offensive breath (pyorrhea).

This remedy is useful in heartburn and sour eructation, which makes the teeth sensitive.  This remedy is useful when water causes coldness in the stomach and results in sour vomiting and nausea.

This remedy is useful in Piles when there is oozing and dampness in the rectum and the rectum feels like a ball.  This remedy is also useful in diarrhea, which is fetid black with a sour odor of the body with an empty feeling in the abdomen.

This remedy was useful in female subjects, who have early and profuse menstruation with the erosion of the cervix.

This remedy is useful in subjects who have bruises, ecchymosis, and purpura (bleeding under the skin), boils and carbuncles.  This remedy is very useful staphylococcal and streptococcal infections.

 

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

I wish to call your attention to SULFURIC ACID as being the most wonderful remedy following operations in which gangrene sets in, the tissues are not strong enough to reproduce a healing inflammation, the wound does not heal, the stitches break open, there is a sort of blackness, SULFURIC ACID will relieve that: and the older the patient, the more SULFURIC ACID is indicated.

Dr. Lehman.

A caution should be observed in treating bowels affections with SULFURIC ACID, which is, not to persevere in it if the first few doses fail to mitigate the symptoms, for, in that case, it is almost certain to aggravate them.

Dr. Stille.

In convalescence after any debilitating illness, SULFURIC ACID controls the uncomfortable perspiration that follows the slightest exertion or drinking hot drinks.

Dr. R.A.F. Jack.

No remedy is as successful in relieving the distressing itching, tingling and formication of the skin of lichen, prurigo and chronic urticaria, as SULFURIC ACID taken internally.

Dr. Pereira.

I commend SULFURIC ACID in obstinate hiccough to which it is certainly curative.

Dr. Schneider.

GENETICS AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE.

Genetics

Tremendous strides have been made in Genetics recently.  There has been an explosion of information regarding the D.N.A. & R.N.A. (DEOXYRIBONUCLEICACID AND RIBONUCLEIC ACID).  Cloning experiments have conclusively proved that all the necessary information required for the creation of the human body is stored in the Genes.  Now experiments are being done to complete the Genome mapping of the human body and a day is not far away when gene-therapy will cure cancers, diabetes, collagen disorders and will identify whether an unborn fetus is likely to be a genius or an idiot and what disease it is likely to suffer from in the future. It will also be possible for creating a human race with perfect bodies. Genetics has recognized that it is a faulty gene that causes cancers and several incurable crippling diseases and fatal diseases.

There have also been tremendous strides in HOLISTIC MEDICINE.  More and more people are taking recourse to Alternative Medicine; like Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation techniques, making diet and life style changes and there is conclusive evidence that these therapies work and scores of patients have had miraculous remissions from cancers and other serious diseases.  Of course, this makes Allopaths very uneasy,and the term spontaneous remission is commonly used to explain these so called ‘miraculous cures’.

Holistic medicine

Disease according to Holistic Medicine is an unnatural condition of the body, because Holism believes that the body was created by nature to experience bliss and not pain or suffering.  Holistic experts believe that negative emotions and living a life not in tune with nature is the main cause of disease.

The purpose of this human life is to attain liberation and bliss.  To that end both Genetics and Holistic Medicine pursue the same goal.  Although, there are no clear cut answers yet,it is clear that Holistic Medicine somehow corrects the faulty genes and compels the DNA-RNA to make the necessary changes to affect a cure. Time has come for Holistic Medicine to be taken more seriously and be integrated with Orthodox medicine so that it can be researched and practiced objectively.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 175.

SULFUR.

This remedy is derived from Sulfur and this remedy owes its existence to Dr. Hahnemann and this one of the greatestanti-psoric remedies.

Its action is centrifugal having an affinity for the skin, where it cures the burning heat and itching sensation made worse from the heat of the bed.

 

The subjects requiring Sulfur are often dirty, filthy personalities prone to skin infections, with a dry hard hair and skin and red orifices.  Most subjects requiring Sulfur are averse to bathing. Mentally, subjects requiring Sulfur are ‘RAGGED PHILOSOPHERS’, very forgetful by nature and they have peculiar delusions and feel that the rags that they wear are beautiful.  These subjects are often extremely selfish and have no regard for others.  Some of these subjects suffer from religious melancholy and are lazy and averse to business. Subjects requiring Sulfur are generally depressed, thin and weak, but with a good appetite.  Patients who require Sulfur are extremely nervous in temperament, quick tempered and sensitive to atmospheric changes.  These patients usually lead sedentary lives.They are usually very warm blooded.

This remedy is extremely useful in stimulating the host defenses when carefully selected remedies fail toact.  This remedy is also useful when diseases have a tendency to relapse.

This remedy is useful whenever all discharges are offensive in nature.  It is useful in chronic ailments, which occur from suppressed eruption

 The subjects requiring Sulfur feel a constant heat on the top of the head, with a sick headache recurring periodically.  This remedy is useful in Taenia Capitis (fungal infection of the scalp), with a dry scalp and falling ofthe hair, which is worse from washing the head. This remedy is also useful for itching in the scalp with burning.

 This remedy is useful whenever there is burning and ulceration at the margins of the eyelids.  This remedy is useful in Chronic Ophthalmitis.

This remedy is useful when there is a whizzing or a buzzing sound in the ears and combats the bad effects of a suppressed ear infection (otorrhoea).

This remedy is useful in Herpes across the nose.  It is also useful when the nose is stuffed up indoors, with chronic dry catarrh.  It is also useful in polyps and in swelling of the adenoid glands.

This remedy is useful when the tongue is white with a red tip and borders.

This remedy is also useful when there is a total loss of appetite or when there is an excessive appetite.  This remedy is useful in putrid eructation,when the subject drinks a lot of fluids and eats little.  This remedy is useful when milk disagrees and in subjects who have a great desire for sweets.

This remedy is very useful when there is great acidity and a PECULIAR SYMPTOM IS THAT THE SUBJECT FEELS VERY WEAK AND FAINT AT 11 A.M.

This remedy is useful for pain and soreness in the liver region and colic in the abdomen after drinking.

This remedy is useful when there is itching and burning of the anus, piles, frequent unsuccessful desire forpassing stools and the stools are hard, knotty and insufficient.  This remedy is also useful in morning diarrhea,which drives the subject out of bed.

This remedy is useful when subjects have frequent urination in the night, with burning of the urethra during urination, associated with mucous and pus in the urine. This remedy is also useful when subjects have to hurry to urinated and pass great quantities of colorless urine.

 This remedy suits male subjects who have involuntary emissions and when the penis seems to be cold and the erections are unsatisfactory.

This remedy also suits female subjects who have a thick black leucorrhoea, which makes the vulval region sore.

This remedy is useful when subjects experience a difficulty in breathing and have a loose cough with a greenish purulent sweetish expectoration.  This remedy is also useful whenever there is a ‘RATTLING SOUND IN THE CHEST’.  This remedy is useful in breathlessness inthe middle of the night, relieved by sitting up.

This remedy suits subjects, who have hot sweaty hands, burning in the soles and hands at night.  This remedy is useful in dissolving GANGLIONS (cysts that occur in the wrist).

This remedy is useful in subjects, who talk and have jerky twitches in the sleep and it is useful all subjects who cannot sleep between 2 am to 5 am.

This remedy is useful in certain forms high fever where the body is extremely hot and also useful in remittent types of fever.

This remedy is useful in dry scaly unhealthy skin where every injury suppurates. This remedy is also useful in itching and burning which is worse scratching and washing. This remedy is useful in pimples, in pustular infections and in itching of the skin, which becomes worse after the subject is warmed.  This remedy is useful all ailments that recur in spring time and damp weather. This remedy suits subjects who are worse at rest, while standing, warmth of the bed, worse washing, those who are worseat 11 am and those who are worse at night from alcoholic stimulants.

This remedy suits subjects who are better from warm dry weather, lying down on the right side and those subjects who feel better after drawing up the affected limbs.

Sulfur is considered to be a  prophylactic remedy in Cholera, Malaria and in recurring boils.  It is considered to be a near specific remedy in Acne, Adenoid enlargement, Boils, Asthma, Eczema, Constipation, Diarrhea and Dysentery, Urtcaria and many Rheumatic disorders.

 Remedies that follow SULFUR are ALOES, PSORINUM & ACONITE.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

The remedies most frequently useful for arthritic pain and muscle spasm are a somewhat unusual and surprising list.  In incipient or early chronic arthritis, the statistics of my practice have shown that NATRUM MUR leads the list.  The second most frequent remedy in early arthritis I have found to be SULFUR. The 3rd in frequency is RHUS TOX.

Dr.E. W. Hubbard, M.D.

In insomnia during pregnancy, if it continues without any other ailment, a dose of COFFEA or BELLADONNA will often bring back the sleep.  If nightmare occurs, give ACONITE or SULFUR.

Dr.Jahr.

 SULFUR has been used for many years by a friend to abort an attack of PUERPERAL FEVER, which is a distressing occurrence after childbirth.  I would give a dose of SULFUR 2 C and go home to a peaceful sleep, knowing it would begone tomorrow.

Dr.T. K. Moore, M.D.

NITRIC ACID was a favorite remedy of Dr. Jahr for flat, superficial erosion of the cervix uteri (THUJA, SEPIA); Ludlam recommends its persistent use in alternation with SULFUR at long intervals.

Dr.Laura. B. Hord, M.D.

In pericarditis with effusion, you may give SULFUR with great confidence when there is plastic exudation if the inflammation seems to linger.

Dr.Hale, M.D.

Children who had broncho pneumonia treated with SULPHA ANTIBIOTICS, if they have chronic conditions later, with a degree of cyanosis: SULFUR 30 C clears quickly.

Dr.Paterson, D.P.H.

SULFUR is the head remedy for colitis(chronic dysentery). Treatment should be started with this remedy. It would cure large number of cases without the help of any other remedy. Use 200dilutions.

Dr.R. B. Das.

Dr. Mc. Laren in a recent Homeopathic Recorder (45:840) claimed that SULFUR would cure 9 out of 10 case of chronic gastric ulcer, with CARBO VEG coming next.

Dr.Paul S. Wayne, M.D.

SULFUR is a most universal remedy for Asthma.  There is scarcely a case of asthma where SULFUR is not used.

Dr.Hartmann.

In pleurisy with exudation APIS is one of the best remedies when we have to bring about absorption of this fluid. APIS & SULFUR will cure the majority of the cases.

Dr.Farrington, M.D.

In Pneumonia with pleurisy, one dose of ACONITE followed by 1 dose of SULFUR will frequently give relief.

Dr.Kent, M.D.

SULFUR is a good finisher of relapsing colds; PSORINUM also is very useful for the same purpose.

Dr.E. W. Hubbard, M.D.

In all cases of hay-fever requiring SULFUR, you need a nosode and it is usually PSORINUM or TUBERCULINUM and I would suggest, quite humbly, if you give TUBERCULINUM to your patient, he maybe able to stand the feather afterwards.

Dr.Edward. C. Whitmont, M.D.

In chronic hoarseness, when CAUSTICUM fails, this medicine is all sufficient remedy: SULFUR.

Dr.Heselton.

When there is a marked trembling of the lower jaw in Pneumonia, think of SULFUR.

Dr.Stearn.

Paraplegia occurring in young children,caused by exposure of the back or seat to damp cold readily yields to RHUS TOX and an occasional dose of SULFUR.

Dr.Durham, M.D.

Schizophrenic patients are notoriously dirty and careless of personal appearance. SULFUR & PSORINUM are medicines to be considered.

DR.Foubister, M.B., Ch.B, D.C.H., etc.

We know that in Paris, some 30,000 or40,000 children were vaccinated after each was given a dose of SULFUR and this is supposed to prevent the vaccinia itself.

Dr.E. A. Farrington, M.D.

The so-called allergic reactions to antibiotics are often cured by SULFUR.

Dr.Jacob. Genis, M.D.

Solar dermatitis (Photosensitive dermatitis), which is a condition of great sensitivity of the rays of the sun,is benefited by SULFUR.

Dr.Jacob. Genis. M.D.

The internal use of SULFUR, a dose of ahigh potency, occasionally corrects the disposition of excessive secretion of SEBORRHOEA.

Dr.C. G. Raue, M.D.

When beginning a new case especially askin condition, unless there is clear-cut indication, always begin with SULFUR and then watch for better indications.

Dr.Boericke, M.D.

In Lachrymal fistula, I have not treateda single case, where SULFUR did not render eminent service, in many case, this remedy alone affected a cure.  If SULFUR was not sufficient, I have generally accomplished my purpose by giving CALC. Alone or a dose of LYCOPODIUM after CALC.

Dr.Jahr.

SULFUR is indicated in conjunctivitis from irritation of foreign bodies when ACONITE fails.

Dr.Farrington, M.D.

SULFUR is very often required not only to clear up but also to give a certain amount of immunity against colds and coryzas so prevalent in highly industrialized areas with their smoke polluted atmosphere.  The symptoms are usually chronically recurring and characterized by congestion of the sinuses, nasal obstruction with discharge: and sore, ulcerated burning nostrils, oppression of the chest and terrible coughing worse in the mornings and evenings and the lachrymation and heat of the face.  This observation also holds good for many miners and industrial workers especially those in the early stages of Pneumoconiosis i.e.: Silicosis, Asbestosis, Anthracosis,Siderosis, railway men and workers with industrial chemicals.

Dr.Jacob. Genis. M.D.

In confirmed Gout, I have seen much benefit from the administration of SULFUR.

Dr.Ackworth.

In the obstinate vomiting of hysterical girls, I have found SULFUR 30 often very useful.

Dr.Nankivel.

We may use SULFUR in synovitis, particularly after exudation has taken place. SULFUR here produces absorption and very rapidly too, particularly in the knee.

Dr.Farrington, M.D.

SULFUR in CM potency is generally efficacious in the case of Ganglion.

Dr.Clarke, M.D.

Experience has shown that a vitaminosis troubles arising from eating too much cooked meat are best treated with SULFUR.

Dr.F. H.  Bellokossy, M.D.

SULFUR often produces prolonged aggravation when there are many tissue changes in advanced Syphilis.

Dr.L. Hurd.

When SULFUR is prescribed in any case and produces alarming aggravation, one must think of the existence of a latent state of syphilis and the SYPHILINUM works well, and antidotes the over action of SULFUR.

Dr.Noel. Pudephatt.

SULFUR is indicated in tuberculous lymphadenitis complicated by caseation, breakdown and multiple sinus formation with super-added secondary infection – a condition described as scrofula and met with in emaciated, shriveled looking children who are always voraciously hungry, also in older subjects when tuberculosis is rife.

Dr.D. M. Gibson, F.R.C.S., F.F. Hom (Lond).

SULFUR is to be considered in deep-seated sepsis, especially when associated with hectic fever and rigors.

Dr.D. M. Gibson, F.R.C.S., F.F. Hom (Lond).

CHIROPRACTIC


 

Introduction:

 Physical manipulation techniques have been known to several ancient cultures. Chinese literature dating back to 2700 B.C. refers to manipulation as a healing technique and there is evidence in literature that, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Syrians and Aztecs practiced these techniques.

Hippo crates, the Father of Medicine noted:

One or more vertebrae of the spine may or may not go out of place… They might give way very little, and if they do they are likely to produce serious complications and even death, if not properly adjusted… many diseases are related to the spine.

 The origin of Modern Chiropractic:

 The word Chiropractic is derived from the words, “Cheiro” and “practikos” and when combined together, means DONE BY THE HANDS.  Daniel David Palmer coined this phrase and he is considered to be the father of modern Chiropractic.

Palmer faced a lot of ridicule by doctors of his time in the early 1900’s, but it has been discovered that some cases of deafness caused by circulatory problems can be remedied by manipulation.  Professor Bechgaard of Denmark brought out these benefits of Chiropractic to the scientific world in 1963.

The Spinal Column and Chiropractic:

 

The spinal cord passes through a series of stacked-up vertebrae and between two vertebrae there are cushions called as the ‘Inter-vertebral discs”.  At various intervals, nerve connections branch off the spinal cord various parts of the body and it is at these linkage points that stress and pain occur.  Chiropractic specialists manipulate the spine and reduce the stress and pain and re-align the spine.

Chiropractors believe that man’s body structure is inherently unsuitable for the strains of vertical posture; and believe that man’s framework has not sufficiently evolved to sustain the strain of being erect.  The sheer weight of gravity causes a great strain on many body parts such as; intestines, arteries, veins – producing hernias and circulatory problems.  Many of these ailments impinge upon the spine.

Conclusion:

Chiropractic is a Holistic therapy that is becoming popular in the United States and it has been recognized as a mainstream therapy and most insurance companies cover patients for this therapy.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 174.


STRAMONIUM.

 

This remedy is derived from the plant called as Thorn Apple or as ‘Dhatura’ in India.

The entire force of this remedy is upon the brain.  It is useful in alcoholic delirium tremens.  It is useful in certain forms of Parkinson’s disease.  It is also useful in certain forms of Meningitis.  This remedy suits subjects who have chorea (graceful rhythmic movements due to brain damage), convulsions of the upper extremities in isolated group of muscles and constantly changing partial spasms.  This remedy is useful in trembling, twitching of tendons and in persons who have a staggering gait.

This remedy suits subjects who are devout and PRAYING ALL THE TIME, beseeching, ceaselessly talking, loquacious, laughing, swearing, seeing ghosts, hearing voices, talking about spirits. It suits subjects who rapidly change from joy to sadness and cannot bear solitude or darkness.  The subject MUST HAVE LIGHT AND COMPANY.

This remedy suits subjects, for whom the sight of water or any glittering object brings on spasms in the body, with a desire to escape. This remedy is suitable in Hydrophobia, where there is fear of water, when swallowing is difficult due to the constriction and spasm of the glottis, convulsions on the sight of water.

This remedy suits subjects who have pain in the head starting from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The headache is boring preceded by obscure vision, associated with auditory hallucinations, with a tendency to fall forward and to the left.

This remedy suits subjects whose eyes are prominent, dilated, associated with a loss of vision and the subject calls for light and feels that parts of his body are swollen.

This remedy suits subjects whose face is hot, red and have an expression of terror.

This remedy is useful whenever there is a dribbling of saliva associated with an aversion to water.  It is suitable in Tetanus, where the facial expression of the patient is peculiar, and is called as “RISUS SARDONICUS”.  This remedy is also suitable in stammering, and in subjects who cannot swallow on account of the spasm of the glottis.

This remedy is useful in subjects who vomit green bile and mucous with violent thirst.

This remedy suits male subjects, whose hands are constantly on the genitals, with indecent speech and in subjects who constantly dwell on sexual matters.

This remedy suits female subjects who have Metrorrhagia (bleeding from the vagina between periods), which may be associated with loquacity, singing and praying. This remedy is of paramount importance in Puerperal mania (occurring within six to eight weeks following pregnancy).

This remedy suits subjects who awaken terrified and scream with fright in sleep.  It is also a useful remedy for subjects who snore during sleep and in subjects who are constantly sleepy, but cannot sleep.

This remedy is useful in Scarlatina, which occurs as a result of suppressed eruption.

This remedy is also useful in high fevers, unrelieved by sweating.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse in a dark room, worse when alone, worse while looking at bright shiny objects, worse after sleep or swallowing.

This remedy also suits subjects who are better from bright light, company and warmth.

The remedies that follow STRAMONIUM well are HYOSCAMUS AND BELLADONNA.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 STRAMONIUM is most important when the pain is almost unbearable, driving to despair.  It ameliorates at once and hastens benign suppuration.

Dr. Raue, M.D.

 Stammering and stuttering, local forms of chorea may be greatly benefited by a prolonged use of STRAMONIUM.

Dr. Teste.

STRAMONIUM in pure tincture and 1x dilution, I have found successful in 3 very bad cases of Delirium tremens.

Dr. Dalzell.

 Over a period of 30 years, I have seen number of very serious case of Insanity and mania so of extreme violence, clear up under STRAMONIUM.  It is especially efficacious in Puerperal Mania when indicated and is frequently is indicated in these conditions.

Dr. Grimmer, M.D.

 I consider STRAMONIUM the nearest similimum we have for Hydrophobia (Rabies).

Dr. George. Royal.

 According to Dr Jeanus, STRAMONIUM is always indicated when the left hip is affected.  I have given STRAMONIUM with great success whenever abscesses form, if attended with violent pain, driving one mad.

Dr. Raue, M.D.

 

THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND HEALTH.


There has been a subtle shift of Medicine in the last ten years of so. Many doctors and institutions are recognizing the value of spirituality and medicine and it has been conclusively proved in many studies that, prayer and spiritual practices help the healing of patients.

There is a FOURTH DIMENSION to health, called as HOLISTIC HEALTH, where the body, mind and the soul are recognized as one entity.

In India we are singularly fortunate that spiritual practices like, meditation, yoga, prayer and many spiritual practices have been an integral part of our lives, since ages.

Recently, the understanding of the endocrine glands (ductless glands in the body) has increased and more is known on how they affect our health.  For example; under-development of thyroid glands can lead to many defects, such as, obesity, idiocy, certain skin diseases, lack of sexual development, defects in the hair and nails and many other problems.

Negative emotions like intense fear, can cause a sick feeling in the pit of the stomach. Some people even vomit. This is due to the over-secretion of bile.

Sustained anger causes a release of chemicals from the kidney and raises the blood pressure, via the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Renal Angiotensin axis.   It also alters the biochemistry of the body and causes an unfavorable Lipid profile level and this can lead to Coronary artery disease.   Sustained negative emotions can even cause cancers.

The body is the most perfect chemist imaginable and constantly tries to maintain perfect health. The food that we eat is transformed to blood; the blood provides nutrition to the tissues. The mind regulates the endocrines.   A calm silent mind can help harness the energy of the ‘soul force’.  The soul force is connected to the Cosmic Creative Spirit’ and this helps the body regain its youth and positive health.

A proper understanding of spiritual practices is important, because it helps us in changing the negative thinking and emotions. When we begin to tune in with the cosmos, we become healthy and realize the purpose of our creation.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 173.


STAPHISAGRIA.

 

This remedy is derived from a plant called as Delphinium Staphisagria and the mother tincture is prepared from the ripe seeds.

This remedy is useful in nervous affections with marked irritability.  This remedy is useful in persons, who get affected by suppressed anger after being insulted, which makes them speechless, sleepless nervous and finally they get a colic or IRRITABLE BLADDER OR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.  This remedy suits subjects who are impetuous, violent, with outbursts of temper, hypochondriacally oriented, sad and very sensitive about what other persons say about him or her.  This remedy suits subjects who dwell a lot on sexual matters, prefer solitude and are peevish.

It is useful in Genito-urinary and skin diseases, where the ailment often comes on, due to the ill effects of suppressed anger and insults.

This remedy is also useful after subjects indulge in sexual excesses.

This remedy is useful in healing lacerated wounds and killing pain after tooth extraction.  This remedy is also useful when the teeth become black and crumble easily, with salivation and spongy gums that bleed easily.

This remedy suits subjects who have a stupefying headache and the brain feels as if it is squeezed, with a sensation as if a ball of lead is in the head.  This remedy is also useful in Lice infestation of the head, where the mother tincture is diluted with water in a proportion of 1:4.

This remedy is also useful whenever subjects have itching and eruptions above and behind the ears.

This remedy is useful in recurrent sty, chalazion cysts on the lid margins that itch.  It is useful for lacerated or incised wounds on the cornea.  This remedy is useful in bursting pain in the eyeballs associated with iritis.

This remedy is useful in pain in the ears, which is worse on swallowing.

This remedy suits subjects who have a desire for stimulants like tobacco, and who have a tendency to eat something even after the stomach is full.  This remedy is useful in subjects who complain of nausea after abdominal operations.

This remedy is also useful in colic pain in the abdomen after anger and severe pain in the abdomen after abdominal surgery.  This remedy is useful in diarrhea, which comes on after drinking cold water associated with an ineffectual desire to pass stools.

This remedy is useful in male subjects, who have an obsession for masturbation and for subjects, who constantly dwell on sexual matters.  It also suits subjects who have emissions with backache and weakness and breathlessness after coitus.

This remedy suits young female subjects, who are recently married and suffer from an irritable bladder, leucorrhoea and aching around the hips.  This remedy is very useful in Cystocoele, Cystitis (infection of the bladder) and in ‘Honey-moon Cystitis’, with a sensation as if a drop of urine is going to roll down the urethra, associated with urging and pain after urination.

This remedy is very useful eczema of the head, ears, face and the body, when the eczema is associated with thick scabs, which are dry and itch violently.  This remedy is also said to cure Fig warts that are pedunculated.

This remedy suits subjects who have a bruised feeling in the muscles, associated with a backache and a sore back, which is worse before rising in the morning. This remedy is useful when the extremities feel beaten and painful.

This remedy suits subjects whose symptoms aggravated after suppressed anger, indignation, mortification, after loss of fluids, after sexual excesses, tobacco abuse, and the least touch of the affected parts.

This remedy suits subjects who are better after breakfast, warmth and rest in the night.

This remedy is inimical to RANUNCULUS BULBOSIS, a remedy that does not follow or precede it well.

CAUSTICUM & COLOCYNTHIS are remedies that follow this remedy to complete the cure.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 STAPHISAGRIA is required when an abdominal or other operation wound is unduly painful for no obvious reason.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H., etc.

 STAPHISAGRIA given before the incision for Circumcision allays the pain following incision and prevents inflammation.

Dr. Stearns, M.D.

 STAPHISGRIA is sometimes to be substituted for COLOCYNTHIS in the effects of violent emotion in women and children when the violent abdominal cramps fail to yield to the latter remedy.

Dr. E. A. Farrington, M.D.

 In nausea of pregnancy, STAPHISAGRIA has to be taken at the moment when the dizziness and nausea commenced before the vomiting sets in.

Dr. Teste.

For a child who makes a pretense of weeping but without tears, this is almost certainly the remedy: STAPHISAGRIA 30 or 200.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H. etc.

 STAPHISAGRIA is well known for its effects when there is a strong sense of injustice. A number of remedies have this listed in Kent’s repertory under ‘Mortification’ but STAPHISAGRIA is most often needed when this is the leading symptom in my experience.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H.

 STAPHISAGRIA is an excellent remedy for sty’s, which is normally given when PULSATILLA fails.  In my experience, I have found this remedy effective in all cases of sty’s whether chronic or otherwise or whether in lower or upper lids; recurrent sty’s.

Dr. R.B. Das.