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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 useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 147.

PLUMBUM METALLICUM.

THIS REMEDY IS USEFUL IN WRIST AND FOOT DROP DUE TO PARALYSIS.

This remedy is derived from the metal Plumbum or Lead.

It is useful to give subjects, who are fearful of being assassinated.

It is a useful remedy in Multiple Sclerosis.

It is useful in the inflammation of the Optic nerve.

It is useful to clear the blue lines along the margin of the gums, when the tongue is paralyzed.

It is useful in gastritis with constant vomiting.

It is useful subjects find it difficult to swallow liquids with a constriction sense in the esophagus.  It is useful in terrible colic pains in the abdomen.  It is a useful remedy to reverse the disease in certain cases of strangulated hernia, especially in the early stages.  It is useful in constipation, when the stools are lumpy, black when there is a spasm of the anus.

It is useful in chronic nephritis when the urine passes drop by drop. It is useful in cases of stricture of the urethra after gonorrhea.

It is useful in male subjects, who have a drawing of the testicles with loss of sexual power.

It is a useful remedy when subjects have dilated veins in the hands and the legs.

It is useful in the paralysis of single muscles, pain which is cramp like in the hands, and when the hands cannot be lifted up or extended.  This remedy is useful in lead paralysis, mainly of the extensor muscles of the forearm or the upper limb.  It is a very useful remedy for wrist drop.

It is useful in the pains of the right toe.

It combats all ailments arising fro Lead poisoning; such as lead colic, wrist drop, constipation and even cases of intestinal obstruction.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 We rely upon PLUMBUM in any form of obstruction of the bowels that has not a mechanical cause, and incarcerated and even strangulated hernia.  Dr. Maylander generally succeeds in strangulated hernia with BELLADONNA AND NUX VOMICA, but if these fail he resorts to the knife.  Dr. Baumann considers that before this extreme is sought, we have a resource in PLUMBUM and adduces great evidence for his belief, of which indeed there is no lack elsewhere.

Dr. Hughes, L.R.C.P.

 

PLUMBUM has relieved strangulation where ACONITE, BELLADONNA & NUX VOMICA failed in many cases.

Dr. Baumann.

 

PLUMBUM MEDTALLICUM is the remedy for Interstitial Nephritis.

Dr. Custis.

 

I have seen apparently hopeless cases of Marasmus in infants with large and hard abdomen and extreme constipation cured with PLUMBUM usually in the 3rd titration.

Dr. Clark, M.D.

HOW TO PREVENT CATARACTS NATURALLY.

Introduction:

It is estimated that about 20 % of people over the age of 40 years have cataract formation in their eyes.

How to prevent cataracts naturally at home:

To prevent cataract formation follow these easy tips:

  • Improve the lighting in your home with more lighting and brighter lamps.
  • Limit your night driving.
  • When you go outside in daytime, wear sunglasses or a broad-brimmed hat to reduce glare.
  • Get your eyes checked once a year (more often, if you’ve noticed problems).
  • Make sure your eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most accurate prescription
  • Keep diabetes under control with diet, exercise, and medication.
  • Quit smoking!

Naturopathic methods to prevent cataract formation:

  • Leafy greens, bell peppers, and carrots. Eat more spinach, kale, and Swiss chard – These vegetables are all rich in the carotenoid, lutein. Another top plant source is red bell pepper. Red peppers also provide good-for-eyes vitamin C. Carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables are also top choices for eyes: Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, is a vision booster. It helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function optimally.
  • Nuts and seeds. Vitamin E helps protect the cells in our eyes from free radicals, and nuts and seeds are packed with vitamin E. Walnuts are ranked as one of the best nut sources of omega-3s. Pistachios are a close second. In small amounts, they can be converted to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid used by the eyes, along with DHA.
  • Fresh fruits, especially avocados. Avocados are incredibly nutrient-rich. They’re a great source of carotenoids and other important eye nutrients such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and B6.
  • Herbs like ginkgo biloba. Herbs are also excellent home remedies for promoting good eyesight. Ginkgo biloba for eyes, in particular, works well to promote healthy blood flow that carries more essential nutrients to your cells.

Conclusion:

The best ways to prevent cataract is to eat right, maintain good lighting in the home, shade your eyes from the bright sun and have regular eye check-up at least once a year if you are over forty years of age.

 

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – part 146.

PLATINA.


  

IT ALSO SUITS ARROGANT, HAUGHTY, PROUD AND ARROGANT PERSONS WITH A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX.

 This remedy is derived from the metal, Platinum.

It suits hysterical persons, who are alternatively gay and sad.

It suits persons who are sensitive to trifling things, which produce profound vexation.

It suits sexually hypersensitive women, who have VAGINISMUS during coitus, for those women who faint during coitus.  This remedy is useful for itching in the Vulva.

This remedy is useful for mental complaints after fright, grief, anger, vexation, disappointments and masturbation.

This remedy is useful for constipation during pregnancy. It is also useful for constipation in Jet lagged travelers or in emigrants, with frequent urging of stools, where the stools adhere to the rectum like soft clay.

This remedy is useful in all pains that decrease and increase gradually with numbness.

This remedy is said to be useful in ovarian tumors and menstrual disorders in haughty women.

 

MACROBIOTIC DIET.

 

Introduction:

 

Macrobiotic diet is a Chinese philosophy, which is a nutritional attempt to balance the “Complementary Opposites”, Yin and Yang. The Chinese believed that these two must be kept in harmony to achieve optimum health.  Yin is said to be expansive, cold, wet, slow, passive, sweet, loose and dark.  Yang is said to be contractile, hot, dry, salty, tight and light.

How the treatments are done:

The oriental diet is essentially low in fats and emphasizes the need for whole grains and vegetables and restricts fluids.   The Macrobiotic diet lays emphasis on consuming a fresh diet, without processed foods.  The most balanced food in the yin/yang continuum, are brown rice and whole grains and these constitute the foundation of the Macrobiotic diet.  The patients are put on a particular macrobiotic diet depending on their diet needs and temperament.  The diets consist of:

  • 50 to 60% whole grains such as. Brown rice, barley, millet, oats, corn, rye, wheat and buckwheat.
  • 25 to 30% fresh vegetables, such as cruciferous vegetables like Cabbage and other green and yellow vegetables. These vegetables must be organically grown and eaten after steaming with a small amount of vegetable oil.

Vegetables to be eaten frequently include, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, turnips, orange squashes and pumpkin.

Vegetables to be eaten occasionally include, celery, lettuce, mushrooms and string beans.

Vegetables to be avoided include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, asparagus, beetroot and avocado.

5 to 10% beans and soy-based products are allowed. This includes tofu (soy bean curd), agar-agar, which is a seaweed and Irish moss.

Soups, which are permitted, include, Soups made from Soya bean paste, vegetable soups and bean.

Occasional treats like seeds, nuts, fruits and fish are allowed thrice a week.

 Benefits of the Macrobiotic diet:

 Proponents of this therapy assert that such a diet will bring about a sense of well being, decrease heart attacks and reduce the risk of certain forms of cancers and combat food allergies.  Claims that this diet can reverse cancers and AIDS are being studied at the National Institute of Health’s Alternative Medicine Office. To date, there is no evidence that Macrobiotics is effective in reversing advanced cancers.

Side effects of the Macrobiotic Diet:

 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been reported in extreme versions of this diet.  Studies have also shown that lactating mothers on a Macrobiotic diet had low levels of vitamin B12, Calcium and Magnesium in their diets. Another study links the macrobiotic diet to iron deficiency.  The therapy should be stopped if there are signs of malnutrition, fatigue, muscle and joint pains, poor concentration, irritability and increased susceptibility to infections.

 Conclusion:

 A Macrobiotic diet is indeed useful in preventing heart disease and may help in preventing colon cancer and certain food allergies.  But despite these benefits, few mainstream nutritionists endorse a Macrobiotic diet, because of the dangers of nutritional deficiencies that are likely during the therapy.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 145.

PICRIC ACID.

 

IT IS A GREAT REMEDY FOR THE ILL-EFFECTS CAUSED BY OVER-STUDYING AND GREAT EXHAUSTION.

 This remedy is derived from Picric acid.

It suits subjects who are warm blooded, sensitive to heat, with a desire for cold air and cold bathing which ameliorates the patient.

 It is a great remedy for too much studying or over-taxing the brain.  It is particularly useful in headache in students, business and computer engineers from over-study, fatigue, grief or depressing emotions.  It suits subjects, who sit still and are disinclined to work.

It is useful in prevent the degeneration of the spinal cord.  It is also useful in case of Dementia with prostration.

It is useful in writer’s palsy. It is useful in subjects who have pin and needles sensation in the extremities.

It suits subjects, who have small boils within the ears and the back of the neck.

It suits male subjects who have profuse emissions with great exhaustion.  It cures impotency and spermatorrhea when the mind is unable to control lustful emotions.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 If a mental shock arises from death of a near relative, followed by languor, lassitude or exhaustion, think of PICRIC ACID.

Dr. Wallace Mckenge, M.D.

In post influenza nervous asthenias, there are 3 remedies, which I have found of the greatest value, viz, PICRIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID & COCCULUS INDICUS. In all the three, there is the same feeling of weariness and inability to sustain any mental effort.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B, F.F.Hom (Lond).

PICRIC ACID is as near a specific for small furuncles in any part of the body as any remedy can be.  In the meatus externus, it aborts the furuncle if seen early, and mitigates if advanced as well as corrects the habit.

Dr. Houghton.

Sheer exhaustion, could drop in tracks: CHINA, PICRIC ACID & CONIUM.

Dr. Andrew Kellner.

HELONIAS is an excellent remedy where there is a tired, acing feeling and some burning in the back and legs.  This is common enough with women and no remedy, unless it is PICRIC ACID relieves more promptly. The debility of HELONIAS is the result of impaired nutrition.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

In any psychosomatic group of patients there are those with present fatigue, worse in the morning, who say they feel more tired on arising than when they went to bed and also mention that the lease desk work leaves them dragged out and listless.  I will now give more thought to PICRIC ACID.

Dr. Robert L. Redfield, M.D.

Snake Massage – A bizarre therapy.

 

Introduction:

Can you imagine snakes slinking all over your body and yet be a stress reliever? This is a bizarre therapy popular in some Oriental countries and Indonesia. It is believed that once you overcome the initial fear, the unique sensation of snakes sliding over your body would relieve the muscle tension, hence relieve the stress.

Bigger snakes will relieve deeper muscle stiffness while the smaller snakes will give kneading effect. These are similar to deep tissue massage, and light to medium pressure massage techniques administered by humans.

Snake massage causes an Adrenaline Rush:

Snake massage will give you the adrenaline rush that is good for your metabolism. Although not confirmed by any study or research yet, the department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, confirmed the following that snake massage:

  • It prevents the production of insulin
  • It stimulates the synthesis of sugar and fat.

However, an adrenaline rush can be bad as well as it can affect the proper brain functions. It can also lead to chronic stress and subsequent heart failure.

Benefits of a Snake Massage:

Studies on the benefits of massage shows that it is a stress reliever. It improves the blood circulation. This is because the snake’s sliding movement will improve blood circulation as it causes blood to move and that will include to the congested area. Availability of oxygen rich blood to various parts of the body will therefore improve body functions.

Conclusion:

This alternative yet bizarre form of therapy is gaining popularity and you can now find snake massage not only in Indonesia and Thailand, but in health spas in Israel and Russia as well.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 144.

PHYTOLACCA.

 IT IS A USEFUL REMEDY FOR DISEASES OF THE TESTICLES.

 IT IS ALSO USEFUL FOR TUMORS OF THE BREASTS.


  

IT IS USEFUL REMEDY IN TONSILLITIS.

 This remedy is derived from the Pokeroot, which is a branching plant with large branching roots.

It is a wonderful remedy for the breasts and testicles.

It is useful in female subjects, who have breasts that are hard, inflamed and sensitive.  It is especially useful when the breasts are painful and are of a purple hue.  It is useful in breast abscess with inflammation of the breasts.  It is a useful remedy when the mother experiences pain in the nipples radiating to the rest of the body, while nursing the child.

It is useful in benign as well as cancerous tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands.

It is also useful in painful indurations and the swelling of the testicles.

It is useful when the throat in painful, bluish red with much pain in the root of the tongue with swollen tonsils.

It is useful in all ailments, with a lame, sore bruised feeling all over the body, with a desire to move but motion aggravates the pain.  It is useful in shooting pains in the right shoulders with inability to use the arms, and the pains fly like electric shocks.  It is useful in Sciatica with aching heels, when the subject feels better by putting the feet up.

It is useful in Atypical Angina, when the pain is retro-sternal, radiating to the right arm.

It is also a useful remedy in right-sided ovarian pain.

 TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

I have the experience with a few cases of abscessed breasts and every patient who has been prescribed for without operation has done better than have those who were incised. PHYTOLACCA is almost a specific for mastitis, where an abscess is threatening.  It is a remedy to keep in mind where the abscess has formed and the breast has been incised.

Dr. G.B. Strearns, M.D.

According to Von Grauvogl, ARNICA is the most excellent remedy for relaxed or clergymen’s sore throat, but in our practice, PHYTOLACCA 1x generally succeeds.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D., Dr. Nixon, M.R.C.S.

 

PHYTOLACCA OCTANDRA has similar properties to PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA and is first as efficacious as the latter in throat affections. In fact, I always make it a practice now, when visiting places in which cases of Diphtheria have occurred, of taking a good dose of either the tincture or infusion of the leaves as a safe guard.

Dr. Fredrick Kopp.

 

 

For sore throat accompanying epidemic Influenza and for Influenza itself, even the characteristic toothache, PHYTOLACCA is often specific.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D.

 

 

If a mother says she has no milk or that the mild is scanty, thicker, unhealthy, dries up soon, PHYTOLACCA becomes then a constitutional remedy if there are no contraindicating symptoms.

Dr. Kent, M.D.

 

 

Pinhead ulcers under denture: PHYTOLACCA 1x.

Dr. Terdrey.

SHAMBALLA MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALING.

Introduction:

The methods and energies of Shamballa Multidimensional Healing were given to John Armitage, also known as Dr. Hari Das by St. Germaine in a channeling.  Shamballa is made up of three divine energies that are Reiki, which is the Life Force Energy, the Mahatma I AM Presence and the Christ Consciousness which is energy shared by the Ascended Masters. The frequency of Shamballa MDH is said to be very similar to Reiki but it has been described as being ‘the next’ step in the Reiki healing evolution.

This ancient energy system works on the multidimensional levels as each person is more than three dimensional and so Shamballa heals the many different etheric bodies such as the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies, getting to the core of pain and disease. Shamballa Healing balances and brings each of the etheric bodies into alignment and harmony.  Shamballa is a type of energy healing similar to Reiki. It has been called “The Complete System of Reiki” because it includes 352 symbols in the entirety.

Benefits of Shamballa Healing:

During a Shamballa MDH session, the energy is guided by divine conscious to where it needs to go in order to bring therapeutic relief.

  • it reduces stress
    • it reduces emotional pain
    • Balances and cleanses the Chakras
    • Relieves insomnia
    • Helps correct eating and metabolic disorders
    • It helps in the aches and pain of Fibromyalgia
    • It is found to be useful in migraines and headaches
    • It corrects Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
    • It is useful in Arthritis and gout
    • It is said to be useful for correcting Past life traumas
    • Unhealthy habits
    • it is said to correct DNA functioning
    • Enables the precipitant to get in touch with their I AM Presence
    • Facilitates in opening channels with the Ascended Masters

Conclusion:

Shamballa Multidimensional Energy Healing Training involves attunements during which subjects go into a state of meditation and the energies and symbols of Shamballa Multidimensional Energy Healing are transferred to them. Shamballa Healing is an Alternative therapy and should not replace conventional orthodox systems of medicine.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 143.

PHYSOSTIGMA.

 

IT IS USEFUL IN MYOPIA AND WHEN THERE IS PROFUSE LACRYMATION OF THE EYE.

It is a useful remedy for night blindness and photophobia.

It is useful in MYOPIA.

It is useful in subjects who have fibrillary tremors and rigidity of muscles.

It is useful in glaucoma, astigmatism with profuse lacrymation.

It is useful in post-diphtheritic paralysis of the eye with difficulty in accommodation difficulties in the eye.

It is useful when the heartbeat is felt in the chest and the head.

It is useful whenever there is pain the right popliteal space (the space behind the knee).

It is useful in locomotor ataxia with numbness and pain in paralyzed parts.

 

AURA AND KIRLIAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

The ‘Aura’ is regarded by mystics and psychics as the energy field surrounding the human body and it is described as an oval cloud of light radiating different colors, white, orange and the aura of the person is said to change with the emotional moods or disease states of the person.

In Holistic medicine, it is believed that the Vital force is not enclosed in man but radiates round him like a luminous sphere.  Aura has been noted in history, as a sign of Spirituality.  Jesus, Moses, and several saints were said to radiate a bright light or a halo.  Paracelsus the famous alchemist was aware of the aura as a guide to the inner well being of man.   Even Theosophists like Leadbeater have believed that there are three bodies in man on the ethereal plane; namely the astral, the mental and the causal.

A British scientist, Walter J. Kilner in the 1920’s, first studied the aura and he developed a special type of glass called as the Kilner screen, which enabled non-psychics to perceive the aura.  More recently there have been the development of Kirlian photography techniques and these spectacular photographs allow us to see the energy fields surrounding all living beings including human beings.

In ‘Aura analysis’, colors of the aura have a lot of significance.  For example, rose indicates pure affection; brilliant red indicates anger and force; dirty red indicates passion and sensuality; lemon yellow indicates high intellectuality; orange indicates a selfish intellect, pride and ambition; brown indicates avarice; green indicates deceit or even jealousy; blue indicates religious sensitivity and devotion; and purple indicates psychic awareness, spirituality and a mystical consciousness.

 Aura analysis has been clubbed with other forms of Holistic healing like; Pranic healing and Reiki and it is possible to study the primary disorder in the Vital force and it can also be used as a modality to study if the patient has improved or deteriorated after a particular ailment.