Nobody knows how terrible GERD can be more than I.  In the year 1979 as a medical student, I was obese, eating junk food, drinking endless cups of coffee, smoking often and having weekend binges of alcohol. In addition there was the stress and pressure of studies for the final year medical student. We were always stressed out, short of sleep and in a bad physical shape.

I had this one coming. For several weeks, I was popping antacids and drinking cold milk and eating butter to quell the sharp pain of acid reflux. One night out of the blue, after a rather heavy meal, I got a severe chest pain and shortness of breath and intense burning in my throat. It is said that half knowledge is bad. I feared the worst. I thought that I had suffered a heart attack.  I was immediately rushed to our hospital and put into the ICU.

Tests revealed that my heart was normal and I was sedated, put on antacids and anti-spasmodic agents. I had to be put on a Ryle’s tube feeding of cold milk for three days. In those days, this was the standard treatment and it was called as the Sippy’s treatment for Acid-peptic disease or GERD.

The experience left me shaken. I was chastised and much wiser and I started on a  Yoga, Ayurvedic regimen. I gave up coffee, cigarettes and alcohol.. This experience definitely made me more health conscious and I embarked on my first steps of a long and rewarding journey towards holistic health. My professor’s words still ring in my ears – He said. ”Raj if you want to be healthy in your life, AVOID EXCESSIVE HURRY, WORRY AND CURRY”. 


Acid reflux is also known as GERD or Gastro-esophageal reflux disease.  Acid reflux can be an excruciating illness and if left untreated it can outcome in damage to the esophagus and larynx (voice box) leading to crucial complications. When you eat food, it passes down your throat and through your esophagus – a tube that transports food from your throat to your stomach. A muscle termed the lower esophageal sphincter dominates the opening between the esophagus and the stomach, and remains firmly closed except when you swallow food. When this muscle fails to close, the acid-containing contents of the stomach can travel back into the esophagus. This backward movement is called reflux which if persisted causes ulcers in the lining of the esophagus, leading to pain and various other symptoms.

Statistics on the frequency of heartburn and GERD differ greatly. In accordance with some approximations, 7% of Americans have heartburn everyday and 14% suffer it at least once every week. Alternative estimates suggest that GERD affects about 20% of the adult American population, mostly those in their forties or older. But, GERD can affect people of all ages, including infants and children.

Causes of Acid Reflux:

  • Hiatus Hernia (is a situation in which the stomach extends beyond the diaphragm that separates the stomach from the chest making it easier for the acid to reflux up).
  • Excessive smoking and alcohol.
  • Eating substantial meals at a time.
  • Lying down shortly after eating.
  • Intense physical activity instantly after meals.
  • Overweight.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Certain foods such as spicy, fried, chocolate, caffeine, onions, tomatoes, citrus and carbonated beverages.
  • Certain medications like sedatives and calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure.
  • Stress.

Symptoms of Acid Reflux: 

  • Heartburn – burning feeling in the chest.
  • Food regurgitation.
  • Sour or bitter taste in the mouth.
  • Trouble swallowing.
  • Choking.
  • Vomiting blood and black colored stools.
  • Hoarseness or sore throat.
  • Chest pain.
  • Dry cough.
  • Asthma.
  • Bad breath.
  • Back pain.


It is very important for patients experiencing the above symptoms to see their doctor because untreated GERD can result in serious complications such as; esophagitis, strictures, esophageal bleeding and ulcers, Barrett’s esophagus, and an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

Some methods to reduce GERD symptoms

 Avoid heartburn triggers. Keeping a food diary may help you identify problem foods. Foods and drinks that commonly trigger heartburn include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Chocolate
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Tomatoes
  • Raw onions
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Fatty foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Coffee
  • Citrus juice
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages

 Don’t go to bed after eating. 

Try to go to bed three hours after eating
Eat smaller portion sizes.

Take time to eat.
Do not eat hastily or while watching TV or reading a newspaper at the same time.  Try practicing mindfulness while eating. Eliminate all distractions and savor, rather than inhale, your food. Pay full attention to what the food looks like on your plate, how it smells, how it tastes.  Chew slowly and chew the food many times before swallowing it. In short enjoy your meal.

Stress Reduction

A survey by the National Heartburn Alliance revealed that 58 percent of frequent heartburn sufferers identify a hectic lifestyle as a factor that contributes to their heartburn and 52 percent say work-related stress makes their symptoms worse.

We do know that stress can disrupt our normal routines and make us do things, like eat the wrong foods, smoke, drink coffee or alcohol that may trigger heartburn.

Stress also slows down the emptying of the stomach, which may increase the likelihood of heartburn.

Here are some natural methods that may help to manage stress:

Mindfulness Meditation (

Relaxation Response (

Natural Remedies for Anxiety (

Quit Smoking

Nicotine, an ingredient in cigarettes, can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter, a band of muscle at the end of the esophagus that closes off the esophagus and prevents the acidic stomach contents from entering the esophagus.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 154.



This remedy is derived from Rheum Officinale.

This remedy suits children, who have a sour diarrhea, difficult dentition and the whole child smells sour.  It suits impatient and vehement children, who constantly cry and crave of various things.  This remedy is useful whenever children have difficult teething, and the whenever the children are restless and irritable.

This remedy suits subjects who desire various kinds of food.

It suits subjects, whose stools smell sour, and is pasty and associated with tenesmus.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse after uncovering or after eating.


Caffeine and its risks.



Legend has it that an Arabian shepherd named Kaldi discovered coffee.  One day he found his goats dancing joyously around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.   Kaldi soon found out that it was the bright red cherries on the shrub that were causing the peculiar euphoria and he tried it on himself and experienced a sense of well-being and euphoria.   Monks at a local monastery to stay awake during extended hours of prayer then exploited the stimulating effect. Coffee soon found its way into all parts of the world.

I became a coffee addict when I was in the final year of my medical school. This addiction continued even when I was a resident in hospital. I started drinking coffee to keep awake.  I was always short of sleep during my resident days. I was drinking more than 16 cups of coffee a day. I was constantly suffering from a craving.  I had heartburn. I was constantly irritable and when I did not get my coffee in time, my hands started trembling.  I knew that something was very wrong.

Finally I decided that enough was enough. I took a sabbatical from my work for three weeks and signed up at an ashram, where you got only fruits and raw vegetables and I got myself detoxified.  It was terrible for the first three days.  But, I managed to quit that habit.  I must confess, I do occasionally get tempted to drink coffee and I do indulge in one small cup, whenever temptation overpowers me.

Did You Know?

1. Coffee shops make up the FASTEST GROWING part of the restaurant business, checking in with a 7% annual growth rate!

2. World coffee production in 2005-2006 was at 113 million bags!

3. 14 billion espresso coffees are consumed each year in Italy, reaching over 200,000 coffee bars, and still growing!

4. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, or equivalent to 146,000,000,000 (146 Billion) cups of coffee per year; making the United States the LEADING CONSUMER of coffee in the world

5.Japan ranks number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.

6. Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.

7. Café Bars average sales of 230 cups a day.

8.Coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries throughout the world.

The coffee trade employs over 5 million people in Brazil.  Most of those are involved with the cultivation and harvesting of more than 3 billion coffee plants.

It is not easy to understand the ill effects of coffee:

What complicates our understanding the danger of coffee consumption is that we drink coffee with hundreds of other things like, tea, colas, soda, sugar and mild.  Then there are decaf drinkers.  This group is more health conscious and takes nutritional supplements and vegetables. Heavy-coffee drinkers generally smoke more, drink more alcohol, and eat more fatty foods than non-coffee-drinkers.

Caffeine Benefits:

A stimulant like caffeine can give us more alertness, elevate our heart rate and blood pressure and improve our performance in certain sports.

Moderate coffee consumption may be beneficial in gall bladder disease. Coffee drinkers are less prone to liver cancer and coffee may exhibit a protective effect on the liver in persons who drink alcohol excessively.  Researchers attribute the beneficial effect of coffee on the liver to caffeine and antioxidants.  It is also said to lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Coffee is also said to improve brain function and alertness. It is believed that coffee drinkers had a less risk from Parkinson’s disease.

It is said to be effective in controlling a migraine headache.

Caffeine Risks;

It is said to disturb the sleep when taken at night.
Sensitive subjects discover that even one cup of coffee can raise the Blood pressure and if one has a blood pressure, caffeine carries a risk.   It can increase the bad cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.

Excessive caffeine can cause osteoporosis.

Pregnant women should consume less caffeine because it is associated with the risk of miscarriage. It also may cause birth defects in the new born. Caffeine is also said to affect fertility adversely.

Coffee can raise the serum homocysteine levels and raise the risk of coronary artery disease. Men who drank five or more cups of coffee a day were two and a half times more likely to develop heart disease than men who drank no coffee.


 Your caffeine can come form coffee, tea, chocolates or energy drinks.  There are several health benefits in caffeine. The key to caffeine’s health benefits like in consuming it moderately. Even decaffeinated drinks are not totally safe, as they are known to adversely affect the lipid profile.

It is dangerous to get addicted to coffee. I have discovered that the hard way. If you must drink coffee, then drink it in moderation. Cheers!



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.