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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 153.



It is a useful remedy in curing Pterygium in the eye.

It is useful in curing violent HICCUPS.

It is useful in curing cracked nipples.

It is a remedy that can expel threadworms.

It is useful whenever subjects suffer from bursting pain in the head after stools or while leaning down.

It suits subjects who have aches in the anus after stools.

It suits subjects who have fissures in ano.

It is a useful remedy in hemorrhoids, which burn like fire, relieved by cold water and when there is oozing of a thin liquid from the anus.




It is a very surprising observation that the French have among the least number of heart attacks when compared to their western counterparts.  One study felt that this was because of their high consumption of red wine. Researchers were not sure, if this was the main reason and were cautious in their conclusions, although tipplers all over the world were very pleased with these research results.  Others speculated that compared to Europeans and Americans, the French set apart time for a luxurious and elaborately time consuming lunch and their relaxed lifestyle could be contributory to the lesser rates of coronary artery disease.  One other overlooked fact is that the French cuisine is rich with generous amounts of asparagus in their dishes.  It makes me wonder if asparagus was also contributing to the good health of the French?

What is Asparagus?

 Asparagus is a perennial garden plant belonging to the Lily family (Liliaceae). Of the 300 varieties of asparagus, only 20 are edible. Asparagus has been prized as an epicurean delight and prized for its medicinal properties for over 2000 years

Today, asparagus is cultivated in most subtropical and temperate parts of the world with the majority of commercially available asparagus grown in United States, Mexico, Peru, France, Spain and other Mediterranean countries.

The nutritional value of Asparagus:

 Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, vitamin A. Asparagus is a very good source of numerous B vitamins – including vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6 – as well as dietary fiber, manganese, copper, phosphorous, potassium and protein.


Some health benefits of Asparagus:


  • It is rich in vitamin K and Folic acid. This is said to prevent birth defects in the fetus, such as neural tube defects and spina bifida.
  • It is great for the heart because it has anti-oxidant properties; it lowers cholesterol levels and wards off high blood pressure. It also reduces the homocysteine levels and thus prevents heart attacks.
  • It is useful in women with menstrual cramps and infertility.
  • It is considered to be a diuretic and removes the water retention in PMS.
  • It is said to detoxify the body and improve digestion.
  • It eliminates warts.
  • It has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
  • Prevents recurrent bladder infections.
  • It has aphrodisiac properties (Is that why the French are into it?).
  • It has ant-cancer properties.
  • It has been used in chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • It is said to prevent multiple sclerosis.
  • It is said to limit hair loss and even fight toothaches.


 It contains purine and people who suffer from gout and kidney stones are advised not to consume it.

  • It can make urine smell and that disturbs certain individuals.


 This yummy little vegetable is one of our healthiest foods. Not only does it have a small amount of calories per serving but it also provides many protective nutrients. Many doctors have cited that the carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and selenium protect our bodies against cancer and heart disease. And yes, asparagus has all of these and more.

References and links:


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 152.




This remedy is derived from Buttercup.  It is a medicinal plant.

It suits women who are afraid of ghosts and cannot remain alone in the evening.

This remedy has a marked effect on the chest walls. It is very useful whenever there is pain and soreness in the chest area, sternum end and inter-costal spaces.  It is useful in inter-costal rheumatism and when there is sciatica.

It is useful for the bad effects of alcohol, especially in delirium tremens, after the over-indulgence of alcohol.

It is a marvelous remedy in pleurisy, where the subject feels worse with the slightest movement, worse with breathing in.

It is an excellent remedy for violent pains over the right eye that is relieved from walking.

It is a wonderful remedy in Herpes Zoster.

It is useful whenever there is a blister like condition in the palms and fingertips and it is often a preferred remedy over GRAPHITES.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse from the open air, motion, contact, atmospheric changes, wet stormy weather and in evening cold air which brings on all kinds of ailments.


 None of us think of ARNICA and RANUNCULUS BULBOSIS, as often as we should in cases of intercostals muscular or nerve pain.  They are both very valuable in inter-costal neuralgia.

Dr. Carl. A. Williams, M.D.

 It is because of one’s happy experiences in the case of Shingles with RANUNCULUS BULBOSIS that one is impelled to honor them.  In the course of years, one has had many cases of Herpes Zoster to treat, and fails to remember a RANUNCULUS case where a few doses of a high potency did not wipe out the trouble in a couple of days, pain and all.

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

 Some 80% of fever blisters can be quickly cured often in 36 hours with NATRUM MUR in 6x, 12xor 30th potencies. I have seen some cases of fever blisters cured as if by magic with RANUNCULUS BULBOSIS or RANUNCULUS SCLERATUS, which would not respond with NATRUM MUR in any potency.

Dr. E. Petric Hoyle.

 Inter-costal rheumatism yields far more quickly to RANUNCULUS BULBOSIS than to any other. There is usually a great deal of soreness to touch; the muscles feel bruised as if they had been pounded.  I know that ACONITE, ARNICA or BRYONIA is often given when RANUNCULUS is indicated.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.





 Springtime is the time for colds and flu all over the world. There is a very famous saying about cold and I quote -“spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow. Whoever said spring was romantic?  The word that best applies is frantic!”-Unquote.

 The common cold and flu are essentially viral diseases and they defy all forms of orthodox treatment. In the old days it was taught to medical students that the common cold could be cured with medicines in one week and without medicines in seven days. This statement only reflects the frustration physicians and patients face while dealing with these debilitating and irritating diseases.
 Some non-pharmacological ways of dealing with cold and flu:
  • Salt-water rinsing of the nostrils to avoid nasal congestion,
  • Covering up to stay warm and complete rest in bed.
  • Salt water gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring some relief. Gargling with tea is also helpful. Some people gargle with honey mixed with raspberry leaves and lemon juice.
  • Drinking plenty of warm liquids can help relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed nasal membranes
  • Taking a piping hot shower can moisturize the nasal passages and relax the aching body in cold and flu..

Eating certain foods that are rich in Vitamin A & C
  • Bananas
  • Bell Peppers.
  • Blueberries lower fevers and help with the aches and pains
  • Carrots
  • Chilli Peppers can open sinuses.
  • Cranberries
  • Mustard & Horseradish helps break up mucus in air passages.
  • Onion: Has phytochemicals that help in clearing infections.
  • Rice useful in influenza with diarrhoea.
  • Tea: Black and green tea act like natural antibiotics
  • Lemon and honey juice boost the immune system
  • Cayenne pepper helps keep you warm if you have a fever
  • Chamomile tea: gives good sleep and relaxation.
  • Peppermint tea is useful when sinuses are blocked.
  • Ginger is useful for flu with stomach problems
  • Thyme is a good herb in coughs.
  •  Oregano: is good for colds and coughs.
  •  Sage is an excellent herb for sore throats and fevers.
  •  Cinnamon is an immune booster.


Even though natural methods are useful and gentle, care should be taken while prescribing these medicines in the elderly and the very young.  In both these cases a common cold can turn into a dangerous chest infection and if unchecked can lead to extreme morbidity and even death.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 151.


This remedy is prepared from lean beef, which is allowed to stand in the sun for two weeks and later this remedy is potentized. Later Dr. Swan potentized septic pus and found that this remedy was equally efficacious.

It is a great remedy for septic states, where the fever is associated with intense restlessness.

It is useful in Typhoid fever, Ptomaine poisoning, and Diphtheria, dissecting wounds, gas gangrene and chronic malaria.  All discharges are horribly offensive.

It is useful whenever there is violent pain and burning in abscesses, in Influenza, and in typhoid states.

It is a useful remedy in subjects, whose minds are full of anxiety and insane notions and full of loquacity.

It is useful whenever subjects suffer from a bursting headache with restlessness.

It is useful in subjects, who have clean dry tongue, dry throat, nausea and vomiting, when the taste is fetid and the breath offensive.

It is useful whenever subject have coffee ground vomiting.

It is useful in subjects who have intolerable tenesmus of both the bladder and the rectum.

It suits subjects who have diarrhea, which are horribly offensive, brown blackish and whenever the stools are black.

It is useful in heart symptoms – when there is palpitation with a sensation as if the heart were full and the pulse is out of proportion to the fever and the when the subject is acutely conscious of the heart beat.

It suits female subjects who have puerperal peritonitis or septicemia following abortion. It also suits females who have fever at each menstrual period.  This remedy is useful in cases where the dead fetus is retained inside womb for days, and becomes black and there is a vaginal discharge, which is offensive and is associated with a retained placenta.

This remedy is useful in septic fevers with latent pyogenic conditions, with great heat and profuse hot sweat, but sweating does not cause a fall of the temperature.

This remedy suits subjects who have aching in all bones and limbs and the bed feels hard and the subject feels a great sense of debility in the morning, with soreness better by motion.

This remedy suits subjects who seem to be in a semi-sleepy state and dream all night.  It also suits subjects who get relief from movement.


 In post-operative cases, where the patient becomes overwhelmed with sepsis and sinks into typhoid like state, jeopardizing the success of the operation, which was carefully planned and skillfully executed.  PYROGENIUM if exhibited at the proper time instead of deluging the sufferer with narcotics will shield the operator from many days of anxiety both as to his patient’s welfare and his reputation.

Dr. F. Aguilar, M.D.

Suppuration after operation: Homeopathic suppuration remedies plus PYROGEN.

Dr. George Burford.

In my hands, PYROGEN cured septic Influenza, puerperal pyelitis and post-operative pyrexia and it will continue to cure other septic diseases showing the typical symptoms.

Dr. Dorothy Shepherd.

When a blanket of chemotherapy is apparently indicated, try PYROGEN in 200th potency a few doses pre and post-operatively and reserve chemotherapy to be used later if really required, unless there is overwhelming infection.

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

PYROGEN for septic wounds that rapidly involves the heart and other vital centers of the body.

Dr. A. H. Grimmer, M.D.

I have found PYROGEN invaluable in fevers of septic origin, all forms when BAPTISIA, ECHINACEA, RHUS TOX or the best-selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve, study PYROGEN.

Dr. H C Allen, M.D.

PYROGEN has a great reputation in the USA for its power of expelling the retained placenta and one has seen it with cows also.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

American doctors find one of their most dramatic uses for PYROGEN in sepsis after delivery with offensive discharges and where part of the placenta has been retained. They say that they give PYROGEN and it ‘pops out’.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

Pelvic cellulites in women: Pain in the affected part so severe at times as not permit patient to stand, sit or remain lying.  Here, PYROGENIUM proves itself superior to MORPHINE, every time, relieving the pain permanently as a rule.

Dr. F. Aguillar, M.D.

I prescribe PYROGEN very often especially for Influenza. It works wonderfully.  It works wonderfully. It cures Influenza, but nevertheless the constitution remains the same. Afterwards I must prescribe something else.

Dr. Bellokossy, M.D.

Fever: during convalescence after confinement; after curettage of the uterus etc: PYROGEN 30 or 200 every 3 to 4 hours and cease directly the temperature falls.

Dr. G. Budford.

It is extremely useful to employ PYROGEN especially in cases where there is insufficient reaction to or insufficient improvement.  If for instance, patient suffering from tuberculosis, carcinoma etc., improve in a sluggish manner or do not improve at all, it wound seem wise to give a few doses of PYROGEN, a dose once a week- on the assumption of septic focus which is obscure.

Ellis Barker.

Those cases that simulate Typhoid fever, and the positive diagnosis is only established after the Widal reaction has decided one way or the other, respond well to PYROGEN.

Dr. F. Aguilar, M.D.

PYROGEN is sometimes useful when there is a history of septicemia, severe after-effects of dental extraction, or ill health commencing after an abortion in the absence of any obvious pelvic pathology.

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

PYROGEN is indicated in:

  1. Threatening cardiac failure in zymotic or septic fevers.
  2. Fever at each menstrual period, consequent upon latent pelvic inflammation.
  3. Rapid decubitis of septic origin.





Quantum-Touch is a method of natural healing that works with the Life Force Energy (LFE) of the body to promote wellness. Life Force Energy, also known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit, is the flow of energy that sustains all living beings. Quantum-Touch teaches us how to focus, amplify, and direct this energy, for a wide range of benefits.

Quantum-Touch is an effective method for reducing back pain , realigning structure, balancing organs, glands and systems, reducing muscle aches, healing injuries, healing burns, and so much more.

How does it work?

Healing is fascinating and it is poorly understood. It must be realized that all healing is self healing. The body is an extraordinary instrument that has an extraordinary intelligence and ability to heal itself. Given the right energetic, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual environments, the natural state of the body is perfect health. Although all healing is self healing, people can be assisted to heal with their own healing process.

Quantum-Touch uses life-force energy (known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit) to facilitate healing. The Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises.

Using the Quantum-Touch techniques, we can create a high frequency of life-force energy. If we place this field of high energy around an area of pain, stress, inflammation, or disease, the body can heal itself.

Benefits of Quantum Healing:

This modality has been found to be useful in several conditions such as:

  • Acceleration of the Healing Process.
  • Transformation of Structure – Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Scurvy.
  • Movement of Bones into Correct Alignment.
  • Inflammation due to injury is rapidly reduced.
  • Emotional and psychological conditions respond well to Quantum-Touch.
  • Induction of sleep or deep meditation.
  • Distant Healing.


Quantum-Touch works with the premise that the body, given the right conditions, knows how to heal itself.  Quantum-Touch appears to be more effective when someone else is working on you, rather than doing energy healing on yourself.  Quantum-Touch addresses the root cause of disease and creates the space for true healing to occur.

Some useful Homeopathic medicines -Part 150.




 This remedy is derived from the Wing Flower.

It is predominantly a remedy for female subjects, who are mild, gentle, yielding in disposition, sad, crying and who readily weep while talking.

It suits subjects who are better IN THE OPEN AIR.

It suits subjects who have thick discharges, which are bland and yellowish green.

THIRSTLESSNESS IS THE KEYNOTE SYMPTOM OF THIS REMEDY. This remedy suits subjects who do not feel thirsty, who are peevish, chilly with a great sense of sensitiveness.

It suits subjects who weep easily and fear to be alone in the dark in the evenings and for those subjects who fear ghosts.

It suits children who like to be fussed and caressed.  It suits subjects who have a morbid dread of the opposite sex.  It also suits highly emotional subjects.

It suits subjects who have headaches and the pain extends to the teeth. This remedy suits subjects who have Frontal & Supra-orbital pains and neuralgias that commence in the right temporal region, associated with scalding lacrymation of the affected side. It suits subjects, who are taxed with a headache, due to overwork.

This remedy suits subjects, who have a thick bland ear discharge, with an offensive odor with pain in the ear, which is worse at night.

This remedy also suits subjects, who have a thick profuse bland discharge from the eyes, with itching and burning in the eyes.  This remedy is of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE IN STYE IN THE EYE associated with inflammation of the lids. This remedy is useful in conjunctivitis in children. (This disease entity is called as OPHTHALMIA NEONATORUM).

This remedy suits subjects, who are prone to colds with a stoppage of the right nostril, pressing pain in the root of the nose, with a sense of loss of smell and large fetid scales in the nose.  This remedy is useful for the stoppage of the nose, which is worse in the evening, with yellow mucous and when it is associated with bad smell in old catarrhal nasal infections.

This remedy suits subjects who have a dry mouth without any thirst and a crack in the middle of the lower lip.  The subjects who require this remedy find that food and bread tastes bitter and the taste is often bilious, greasy, salty and foul.

This remedy suits subjects, who are averse to fat and warm food and drink.   It suits subjects who have frequent eructation and the taste of the food remains in the mouth for long. This remedy suits flatulent subjects who dislike butter.  This remedy is also useful in cases of dyspepsia with great tightness of the abdomen around the waist and the subject must loosen the clothing.  It is a remedy that suits subjects, who are prone to vomiting of food eaten long before. It also suits subjects who have water brash with a foul taste in the mouth.  This remedy is useful in subjects, who have abdominal distension and colic with a watery and rumbling stool at night.  It also suits subjects, whose no two stools look alike.

This remedy is useful to cure Hemorrhoids (piles) with itching and stitching pains in the stomach. It is a useful remedy for dysentery when the stools are filled with mucous and blood.

This remedy suits subjects who have a frequent urge to urinate, with a burning sensation in the orifice of the urethra, during and after urination. It is also useful when subjects have involuntary urination at night while coughing or passing flatus.  This remedy is useful when there is a spasmodic pain in the bladder after urination.

This remedy suits female subjects who have amenorrhoea (less menstruation), whenever menstruation is suppressed and whenever the menstrual blood is dark, clotted and changeable, acrid and associated with leucorrhoea, which is burning creamy and associated with backache.

This remedy suits male subjects who have testicular inflammation (orchitis), pain in the abdomen with stricture in the urethra, when the urine that is passed drops in a stream, which is thin and interrupted. This remedy is also useful in acute Prostatitis, where the pain in the back is worse while lying down.  This remedy is useful in Orchitis associated with Mumps.

This remedy is useful in subjects, who have hoarseness with a dry cough, which is worse in the evening and night and the subject has to sit up in the bed to get relief. This remedy is also useful whenever the cough is loose in the morning with a capricious mucous expectoration.

This remedy suits subjects, who are wide awake in the evening and wake up in the morning un-refreshed, with an irresistible sleepiness in the afternoon.  This remedy suits subjects, who sleep with their hands over their head.

This remedy suits subjects who have a tearing pain in the thighs and the legs and the pains in the limbs shift rapidly.  It also suits subjects, who feel a sense of numbness around the elbows and pain around the hip joint and have swollen knees with tearing pains.

This remedy is useful whenever the feet are red, inflamed and swollen.

The remedy suits subjects who have urticaria (hives), associated with diarrhea after eating rich food, which is worse while undressing.

This remedy is useful in Acne (pimples), which occur during puberty.

This remedy is also useful in varicose veins.

This remedy suits subjects who have fever with chilliness in a warm room without thirst.  It is also useful, whenever there is intolerable burning heat at night.  It is also useful whenever the fever is associated with diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse in the heat, fat rich food and who feel better in the open air, motion, cold applications, cold food and drinks.


 PULSATILLA will empty the majority of the pus tubes.

Dr. Boger. M.D.

 After labor, PULSATILLA is very useful in promoting the secretion of milk when this is deficient, or in improving the quality.

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

 The Obstetrician of Durham College in 1901 at a clinic, witnessed by a group of students, changed a breech presentation to a normal delivery in less than a minute by 1 dose of PULSATILLA CM. Dr. Kent reported a similar result, In fact, there are several cases on record.  When you have a case of prolonged labor with no progress, in a woman inclined to be fat, with a mild, tearful disposition, who pleads with you to open the window, as she is smothering, and you think it is a case for forceps delivery, just hunt for the forceps, while your nurse gives the patient a dose of PULSATILLA anywhere from 30 to the CM.  You will lay your forceps aside unless there is a malformation.

Dr. William H. Schwart. M.D.

When molar pregnancy is discovered, PULSATILLA is the best remedy to be administered with reference to expulsion of the degenerate ovum.

Dr. Sheldon Leavitt, M.D.

 Ascites due to menstrual difficulties especially at puberty or at the menopause is cured by PULSATILLA.

Dr. Jousett.

 For gouty symptoms in women at menopause, study BURSA PASTORIS AND PULSATILLA.

Dr. Burnett, M.D.

 If there are no specific reasons for other remedies, I start treatment in young girls with mild catarrhal discharge (leucorrhoea) by giving PULSATILLA especially if the discharge is thick like cream, and then SULFUR or SEPIA according to symptoms.  If these remedies are not sufficient to affect a cure, then CALC. CARB or GRAPHITES come in question.  In children, MERCURY or CALC CARB is mostly indicated.

Dr. Wassily.

 Mothers come to hospital; “cannot think of what is the matter with the child”; it is so grizzly lately, PULSATILLA generally cures.

Dr.Tyler, M.D.

Don’t forget the young nursing babies whose greatest fault is constipation – remember to give the mother PULSATILLA 12x every 2 hours for several days and watch the baby’s constipation correct itself.

Dr. Bonnell, M.D.

 PULSATILLA is a specific for a cough, which is loose by day, but becomes dry and tickling on lying down at night.

Dr. Hirschall.

I want you not to select PULSATILLA for a loose cough unless you are sure that all the symptoms of the case call for it; it often tightens such a cough without curing it.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

PULSATILLA is often a valuable palliative in nocturnal loose cough, as of phthisis; and is sometimes the best medicine in sub-acute and chronic bronchitis occurring in delicate persons and accompanied with much mucous expectoration.

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

In my own hands, PULSATILLA assumes a growing importance as a reducer of the prostatic irritation, which troubles so many elderly men.  I find the 6th dilution most effective.

Dr. Krussler.

In cases of orchitis, our first remedy is not SPONGIA; PULSATILLA stands at the head of the list and next to it we may rank HAMMEMELIS.  The later drug could be used both locally and internally. It relieves the intense soreness and enables the patient to attend to his duties.

Dr. F. A. Farrington, M.D.

I have repeatedly found the administration of PULSATILLA helpful in removing the objection to fatty kinds of food.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D.

PULSATILLA will blight a sty in the eye almost as effectually as BELLADONNA will a boil.

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

PULSATILLA is a better antidote to Whiskey than even NUX VOMICA.

Dr. Hering, M.D.

As an orthodox practitioner, you cannot go far wrong if you give the patient a few powders of this remedy, for there is no other treatment for Measles apart from nursing and commonsense, but if you give PULSATILLA, which is so often indicated and it happens to be the right remedy, as it usually is in 9 cases out of 10, you are unlikely to be troubled with any of its troublesome complications.

Dr. R. Kerr Shearer.

For the twitching of the eyelids with dazzling of sight, with which some patients are annoyed, I know of no remedy so useful as PULSATILLA.

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

PULSATILLA will cure earache in almost all sensitive children who cry pitifully.  But those who are snappish, who are never suited, who will throw away something they have asked for and slap the nurse in the face, must have CHAMOMILLA. With PULSATILLA, CHAMOMILLA & ALLIUM CEPA, you can cure the majority of earaches in children.

PULSATILLA, above all other remedies, has the power to unlock suppressions of modern serum therapy.

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

PULSATILLA is probably the strictly homeopathic remedy that I use most often in early Tuberculosis.

Dr. Walter Sand Mills, M.D.

These three. SANGUINARIA, IRIS & MELILOTUS together with PULSATILLA and IPECAC can have and will take care of most headaches.  And this is not after the manner of Aspirin and its companion sedatives, but carefully matched removes it lock, stock and barrel.

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

Dr. Roberts has said to me many times that PULSATILLA is the great un-locker of suppressions.

Dr. Allen D. Sudherland, M.D.

Inflammation of the parotids (Mumps) changing of the testes or mammae is generally cured by CARBO VEG or PULSATILLA, but ABRONATUM has cured when these remedies have failed.

Dr. Kent.

Importance of a strong metabolism


A healthy metabolism is not merely to have a thin body. A healthy metabolism is also  beneficial for fertility, a good immune function, lean muscle mass, lower rates of degenerative diseases and infectious diseases, brain functionality, longevity, having more energy

The brain is the best benefited of a good metabolism because of its extremely high demands for energy.  Metabolism naturally and constantly slows after age 40. This means that as you age, you need to start increasing your metabolism in order to maintain your health and be youthful.

Determinants of a good metabolism:

They include your gender, genetic makeup, age, hormonal health, body composition (percent of muscle mass and fat), and level of activity. Your metabolic rate has a big effect of on your energy levels, mood, and appearance because it determines how well you can “burn” calories.

Signs that your metabolism is sluggish:

  • feeling cold,
  • ongoing fatigue
  • dry skin
  • thinning hair
  • brittle fingernails
  • trouble sleeping through the night
  • bloating after eating
  • constipation
  • mood disorders like depression and anxiety
  • frequently urinating
  • struggling to lose weight
  • trouble concentrating
  • food allergies
  • low energy levels
  • getting sick more often

How to improve your metabolism:

Getting good sleep is a way to health. When the body is fatigued it slows down the metabolism in order to save energy. Lack of sleep is associated with high cortisol levels which are connected with weight gain, poor mental functioning, and becoming resistant to insulin.

Eat Metabolism Boosting Foods to Your Diet:

Add metabolism boosting foods to your diet such as garlic, cayenne pepper, chilli, cinnamon, ginger, green tea, and apple cider vinegar.

Avoid Unhealthy Foods

  • processed foods
  • sugary drinks
  • artificial ingredients and sweeteners
  • low-quality animal and dairy products


Eating enough every day is critical for hormonal, cognitive, and overall health.  It is especially important to consume calories from various unprocessed whole foods.  Eat well and experience better digestion, positive moods and a desire to be active and more stable blood sugar levels.  By eating enough you’ll have more motivation to be active, gain muscle mass and strength quicker, and feel less fatigued.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 149.




 This remedy is derived from the sero-purulent matter of a scabies vesicle.  It is useful for Psoric type of miasmatic manifestation.

This remedy suits infants who are pale, delicate, sickly, restless, and troublesome and whose body and stools have a filthy odor.

It suits children with a history of Eczema in the family and for those who suffer from enuresis, worse during full moon.

It is a medicine that suits subjects who are cold and extremely sensitive to cold. It suits subjects who have debility independent of any disease.  It suits subjects who have a lack of reaction to medicines; it also acts best when the best-chosen medicines fail to act.

It is a remedy that suits subjects who are scrofulous and have a filthy odor in the skin.

It is a good remedy that gives immunity to subjects against catching cold.

It is useful in subjects, who are hopeless and despair that they will ever recover, suffer from religious melancholia with a suicidal tendency.

This remedy suits subjects who suffer from chronic headache with vertigo.  It suits subjects who have moist eczema of the scalp, oozing a sticky offensive fluid.  This remedy suits subjects who are worse with every change of weather, with a humid eruption of scalp, with matted and dry hair.

It suits subjects who have blepharitis (inflammation of lid margin) with chronic ophthalmia where the edges of the eyelids are red.

It is useful in dry coryza with stoppage of the nose with a chronic catarrh.

It is useful in raw oozing around the ears, with an offensive discharge due to eczema around the ears.

It is useful in Tonsillitis where the tonsils are swollen and there is a recurring QUINSY (peri-tonsillar abscess).  This remedy eradicates the tendency for Quinsy and can prevent the possibility of surgically excising the tonsils.

It is useful in subjects, who hawk cheesy balls with a disgusting taste and smell.  It is useful in subjects, who have an eructation, which smells like bad eggs and the subject in always hungry and must have something to eat.

This remedy suits subjects, who have bloody mucous stools, which are hard and difficult with blood oozing from the rectum.

It suits female subjects, who suffer from leucorrhoea, with much backache and debility.

It suits subjects with asthma with difficulty in sitting up and better while lying down and after keeping arms wide apart.

It suits subjects who have a dry hard cough with great weakness in the chest and the cough returns every winter from suppressed eruption.

It suits subjects who have hay fever returning every year. It suits subjects who have a dirty skin, dry lusterless and rough hair.

It suits subjects who have intolerable itching, herpetic eruptions on the scalp, sebaceous glands that secrete excessively, with eczema around the ears.  It suits subjects who suffer from urticaria after every exertion.

It suits subjects who suffer from sleeplessness from intolerable itching, which becomes worse after drinking coffee and changes of weather and subjects who dread the least draft of cold air.

This remedy also suits subjects who are better in heat, warm clothing and summer. This remedy also suits subjects who have a religious melancholy with a despair of recovery and salvation.


I recommend that PSORINUM be tried in hydrocoele, an affliction, which is hard to cure because it presents no indicating symptoms.  The favorable action of PSORINUM on fluids in hernial sacs suggest it for hydrocoele.

Dr. Goullon.

Whenever migraine comes, if the patient sits holding a hot sponge on his head: PSORINUM.

Dr. Blakie.

 PSORINUM is usually needed at some time during the treatment of fibroids.

Dr. Hayes, M.D.

 PSORINUM: This precious anti-psoric remedy has, at various times, in many years, done wonderful work in all types of malnutrition, due to any cause, whether, it be disordered digestion, rickets, scurvy, syphilis, the result of acute infections or secondary anemia.

Dr. William B. Griggs, M.D.

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

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

 Sometimes after acute or violent diseases we find the patient greatly prostrated.  For instance, after Typhoid fever, he is depressed in mind, weak in body, low spirited, hopeless of recovery and yet you know that there is no absolute certainty that the patient cannot get well: that there are no organic lesions remaining. He has weakening night sweats.  Perhaps SULPHUR has been given without result.  In such cases PSORINUM is the remedy.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

 PSORINUM should be remembered for extreme weakness in acute disease or for after-effects of infectious diseases lasting for years, it clears up recurrent or confused states.

Dr. P Banerjee.

 Give PSORINUM after an acute attack of Appendicitis has subsided, to prevent return

Hom. Recorder. March’ 31.

 In my experience, PSORINUM is often indicated after PYROGEN.

Dr. E. Underhill. Jr. M.D.

 I have found, at least several times that a remedy like PSORINUM, which is so terribly chilly, is necessary in the course of treatment of deep allergies, in spite of the fact that the patient is very warm-blooded.

Dr. Schmidt. M.D.

 PSORINUM: I have stopped the sweating head of rickets after the failure of CALCIUM AND SILICA.




Qigong is a unique Chinese Traditional technique.  It has the potential to re-structure medicine.  In “external” Qigong, the Qigong doctor does a non-touch energy assessment of the patient and actually projects or conducts Qi, or positive healing energy, in a treatment mode to the patient.

The Methodology:

In the assessment of the patient, rather than asking questions, taking pulses, observing the tongue, palpating reflexes and ordering lab tests, as is done in Western Orthodox medicine, the Qigong Doctor uses concentration, intuition and reading of the Qi energy with off the body diagnostic scanning.  In the treatment, the practitioner actually projects the Qi energy to have a healing effect.

Both these techniques seem impossible and fantastic, however, research is revealing that there may be authentic, explainable and demonstrable natural laws and mechanisms, upon which the operation of this therapy revolves.  Delores Krieger, a researcher of Qigong has shown that in-vivo hemoglobin values were significantly affected by the administration of this energy based technique. This therapeutic touch, which is an ‘off the body’ technique of assessing and healing has experienced a terrific interest the nursing community in the US.

Another unique aspect of Qigong doctors is that a number of them have developed the ability to manipulate the limbs of the patients and research participants from a distance, effect changes in the physical or chemical properties of research materials with intention and even cause anesthesia by pointing the Qi energy at certain acupuncture points.

The current status of Qigong:

Dr. Zhang Yu of the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Xi Yuan Hospital has amazed groups of American observers with his external conductance ability.  In October 1986, an article in the LA Times revealed the ability of Master Xun Yunkun to treat terminally ill cancer and paralytic patients, with Qi projection.  Master Xun has also treated patients of Parkinson’s disease, Arthritis and other crippling diseases, by harnessing electrical energy and projecting it across a distance to effect healing.

The American Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Stanford University have teamed up and are doing a collaborative research project on Bio-luminesence and Qigong with a focus of satisfying the rational research model.

Already, about 128 research papers were presented in the First World Conference for the Academic Exchange of Medical Qigong in 1988, which was sponsored by the China Medical Association, the Chinese Ministry of Health, China Qigong Research Institutes and the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and health experts attended this conference from about 17 countries.


 Qigong doctors and such therapies must be encouraged because it has a potential for all health seekers to move toward freedom from dependence upon health experts outside themselves, through self applied Qigong techniques.


It is a pity that we as Indians are the closest neighbours of China, but we know very little of their Traditional Medicine and rich culture.