by administrator at 06-19-2018, 03:09 PM
HOMOEOPATHY IN THE AGE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: IS IT A VIABLE TREATMENT FOR UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS?

BACKGROUND:
Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. This review of the literature considers firstly whether homeopathy offers a viable alternative therapeutic solution for acute URTIs and their complications, and secondly how such homeopathic intervention might take place.

METHOD:
Critical review of post 1994 clinical studies featuring homeopathic treatment of acute URTIs and their complications. Study design, treatment intervention, cohort group, measurement and outcome were considered. Discussion focused on the extent to which homeopathy is used to treat URTIs, rate of improvement and tolerability of the treatment, complications of URTIs, prophylactic and long-term effects, and the use of combination versus single homeopathic remedies.

RESULTS:
Multiple peer-reviewed studies were found in which homeopathy had been used to treat URTIs and associated symptoms (cough, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, acute sinusitis, etc.). Nine randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and 8 observational/cohort studies were analysed, 7 of which were paediatric studies. Seven RCTs used combination remedies with multiple constituents. Results for homeopathy treatment were positive overall, with faster resolution, reduced use of antibiotics and possible prophylactic and longer-term benefits.

CONCLUSIONS:
Variations in size, location, cohort and outcome measures make comparisons and generalisations concerning homeopathic clinical trials for URTIs problematic. Nevertheless, study findings suggest at least equivalence between homeopathy and conventional treatment for uncomplicated URTI cases, with fewer adverse events and potentially broader therapeutic outcomes. The use of non-individualised homeopathic compounds tailored for the paediatric population merits further investigation, including through cohort studies. In the light of antimicrobial resistance, homeopathy offers alternative strategies for minor infections and possible prevention of recurring URTIs.
 
Ref: Homeopathy. 2018 May;107(2):99-114. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1621745. Epub 2018 Feb 5.
by administrator at 05-04-2018, 04:00 PM
FEVER TREATMENT WITH HOMOEOPATHY

A boy of 5 years old had come with complaints of fever since one day which had a range for about 101-102 degree Fahrenheit axillary. Fever would get subsided temporarily after taking paracetamol syrup. Denied having any complaints of cough, vomiting, nausea and coryza along with fever.

However, he had complaints of lachrymation (watering from eyes), irritability, sleepiness and generalized weakness along with fever. Also his thirst was significantly reduced and was unable to bear heat.

He was given homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla in infrequent doses as per the indications. He got completely recovered. His lachrymation was stopped. His irritability got reduced. He was feeling energetic and active.

Note: Pulsatilla was used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Pulsatilla cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.
Case Record No.: AMT 01/28
Dated: 25th January, 2018.
Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case
In this case, the concomitants with fever were considered and Pulsatilla was prescribed.
Fever with Lachrymation
Fever with thirstlessness
Fever with thermal hot
 
by administrator at 04-25-2018, 06:05 AM
HOMOEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR ACUTE GASTRITIS (FOOD POISONING) WITH KETOSIS IN TYPE 1 DIABETES

A 11 yrs. old child had complaints of vomiting and abdomen pain since one day. She is a known case of Type 1 Diabetes and was under insulin. Her complaints started after she ate outside food. Initially vomitus consisted of undigested food particles and later on it became watery mucoid and then gradually turned into greenish-yellowish. She was refusing food and water intake due to fear of abdomen pain and vomiting.

Throughout the day she was lying down silently and did not like anybody questioning her. At times she was getting angry if anybody disturbed her. If asked for any sign of improvement in health after giving medicines she would reply “I don’t know”. If requested to take at least a sip of water she would get angry.

She was given homoeopathic medicine nux vomica, arsenic album, bryonia and cocculus on day one. However, no sign of improvement was evident. Her urine ketone levels was increased upto 4 plus but her blood glucose levels were within normal range. She was refusing to take even water and also oral rehydrating solutions, so finally advised for hospital admission to prevent dehydration. At hospital she was put on normal saline and started on antacids and anti emetics. Even then her state of health did not improve. Vomiting episodes continued.

At hospital her case was studied further and homoeopathic medicine Chamomilla was given in infrequent doses as per the indications. She vomited once but was comfortable. Within few hours her vomiting stopped. Then gradually her thirst and appetite improved. She took water and soups with confidence. She was mentally relaxed. She was co-operative and completely fine. She was answering well all the questions asked. Her urine ketone level was improved. She was discharged from the hospital after 24 hours of observation.

Note: Chamomilla is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Chamomilla cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.

Case Record No.: PMG/04/23
Dated: 7th April, 2018.

Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case

Chamomilla was prescribed observing the behavior pattern of the child along with the current mental state with the present illness. Following rubrics were considered for remedy prescription.

The child looked taciturn
Fear of suffering
Fear of pain
Anger aggravated on contradiction
Disturbed aversion of being
Capriciousness
by administrator at 04-18-2018, 07:59 AM
WHAT IS HOMOEOPATHY

1. The trend of Homeopathic medicine is to individualise, to view and treat each patient as a person suffering under and from particular conditions.

2. Homeopathy tries to find out a general principle which will be made applicable to find out a specific remedy for each suffering individual-whatever may be the nosological term for his disease condition. e.g. Ten cases of tuberculosis may require ten different conditions bearing different nosological labels may require the same drug.

3. Homeopathy looks at the human organisms from the point of view of a biological whole, i.e, the organism though consisting of different parts is something more and greater and richer in its potentialities and functions than what are possessed of by each of its constituent parts and transcends them as well.

4. Homeopathy accepts the concepts of the biological whole; so it tries to treat the patient as a whole and not the disease-as is commonly talked about in homeopathic parlance.

5. Homeopathy tries to ascertain the action of drugs by providing them on healthy human beings who are able to communicate their subjective symptoms to the experiments.

6. Homeopathy has raised therapeutics to an independent status.

7. The Homeopathic approach to the study of diseases is from its clinical standpoint. It regards clinical symptoms totality as the nearest approach to the factual reality. Homeopathy regards clinical symptoms as those that render themselves perceptible to our senses as a resultant of forces-chemicophysical , vital, psychological-that are acting and reacting in and through the human organism in disease-conditions. The clinical symptoms are, thus, dynamic and co-extensive with diseases; whereas pathological changes are the static changes brought about as ultimate end results of the disease processes.

8. Homeopathy believes in the supreme efficacy of the homeopathic method of application of drugs as single remedies at a time and in minimum doses (Subject to some exceptional circumstances).

9. Homeopathy is a method focussing its effort upon the individual and the individualistic side of disease.

10. At the other, Homoeopathy copes with the individual’s particular health problem and aims chiefly at cure.

11. Homeopathy regards disease “per se” as a morbid vital process caused by dynamic influence of noxious agents of the vital principle as manifested through perceptible signs and symptoms, the totally of which constitutes for all practical purposes what goes by the name of disease. 

Homoeopathy regard all the structural changes in the body as end result of morbid vital process.

Homoeopathy regards that the source of life and energy is not material but spiritual. The basis, the foundation on which the life and energy stand and work, is physical.

Thus the scope of Homoeopathy lies in treating the actual morbid vital process and neither its causative agents nor its ultimates.

12.Homoeopathy accepts only those substances as therapeutic remedies whose positive actions have been ascertained by proving on healthy human beings.
 
 
 
 
by administrator at 04-06-2018, 03:00 PM
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ALLERGIC RHINITIS 

A 23 years old male had come with complaints of intense and recurrent watery coryza (watery running nose) with lachrymation (watering from eyes) which would give burning sensation around the eyes since last 2-3 years. His complaints was more pronounced during change of weather, at night, after head bath, after exposure to cold draft of air and dust. He felt temporarily better with allopathic treatment.

His appetite was much reduced since last 2 years. He would feel thirstier. He was able tolerate both warm and cold weather well. He had too much aversion of eating sweets which would induce nausea since childhood. He would perspire profusely all over body. His wound healing was appropriate.

By nature he was an angry person. He cannot tolerate contradiction at all. During anger he would hit others. He was courageous. His intellect and memory was average.

He was given homoeopathic medicine Mercurius Solubilis in infrequent doses as per the indications. He got completely recovered within three months after starting treatment.

Note: Mercurius Solubilis is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Mercurius Solubilis cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.
Case Record No.: AMT 05/42
Dated: 16th May, 2018.
Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case

Mercurius Solubilis was given with consideration of intense nausea induced after eating sweets and angry disposition of patient.
by administrator at 04-06-2018, 02:29 PM
FEVER AND HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT

A  3 years old girl child had come with complaints of high grade fever which had a range between 102 to 103 degree Fahrenheit measured axillary on and off since last 2 days with profound weakness and sleepiness.

She did not have complaints of chillness, vomiting episodes, coryza, cough or any other complaints associated with fever. 

She took allopathic medicine paracetamol syrup for fever as needed and was benefitted temporarily.

During fever she was too much clinging to her mother and always wanted mother near to her particularly during fever. After Fever, she would become active, playful and irritable. Thermally she was feeling hot. Her thirst, urine and stool were normal. Her appetite was much reduced since fever.

She was given homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla Nigricans in infrequent doses as per the indications. She recovered well within 24 hours. She did not have fever. Her weakness, sleepiness and appetite also improved well.

Note: Pulsatilla Nigricans is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Pulsatilla Nigricans cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.
Case Record No.: MSH 01/32
Dated: 8th January, 2018.
Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case
By nature child was active and playful. During fever it was observed that she was so much clinging to her mother. She was thermally feeling very hot.  Change in the basic disposition of the person was considered to prescribe Pulsatilla.
by administrator at 03-31-2018, 02:38 PM
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE GASTRO ENTERITIS VOMITING DIARRHEA

A 2 yrs. 7 months old female child had complaints of sudden vomiting and loose stool. She had 2-3 episodes of vomiting, 4-5 episodes of loose dark green offensive stools with fever. Child became dull and sleepy immediately after an episode of vomiting and diarrhea. Child was apparently well before the complaints were started. She was active and playful. It was noticed by the grandmother at home that she drank contaminated water in the house unknowingly while playing and since then she had developed illness.

On examination; no signs of dehydration, well oriented with respect to time, place and person. Temperature was 102 degree Fahrenheit measured axillary. On palpation, generalized abdomen tenderness.

She was given few doses of homoeopathic medicine Arsenic Album as per the indication. She was also advised to maintain adequate hydration and tepid sponging whenever temperature rises beyond limit. As the child was vomiting after consuming food in any form, she was advised only to be kept on liquid diet.

She gradually improved after medications. She did have complaints of loose stool but vomiting stopped immediately. The consistency and odor of stool changed and gradually returned to normal. Child was then asked to start on semisolid foods and then to solid foods. Her activity became as normal as before. Instructions given to the parents and care taker to handle the child carefully at home.

Note:  is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Pulsatilla Nigricans cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects. 
Record No.: PMG 02/09
Date : 13th February, 2018.
Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case
Great prostration, with rapid sinking.
Gastric derangements; from decayed food or animal matter, whether by inoculation, olfaction or ingestion.
Diarrhoea, after eating or drinking; stool scanty dark - colored, offensive, and, whether small or large, followed by great prostration.
by administrator at 03-18-2018, 01:55 PM
CYSTITIS DURING PREGNANCY CURED BY HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE

A 30 yrs. old female, eight months of gestation had come with recurrent complaints of persistent urge to urinate, passing frequent small quantity of urine, burning sensation in the urethra while micturition, lower abdomen pain and low grade fever since 2 to 3 weeks. 

She took allopathic medications but was not helpful and proved no benefits.

She has become quite irritable due to her persistent pain and discomfort. Otherwise she did not have any significant exciting factor for her recurrent complaints. She was following normal routine daily activities.

She had no previous history of urinary complaints even during her previous pregnancy.

She was given homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla Nigricans in infrequent doses as per the indications. She recovered well within few days. All her complaints associated with cystitis were completely cured. She delivered a healthy baby boy on August, 2017 without any complications.

Note: Pulsatilla Nigricans is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Pulsatilla Nigricans cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.
Case Record No.: TNG 06/34
Dated: 12th June, 2017.

Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case

Pulsatilla was given to the patient on the basis of rubric “bladder; INFLAMMATION, cystitis; pregnancy, in” and “irritability pain during”. Only Pulsatilla was indicated.
 
by administrator at 03-03-2018, 03:05 PM
MANAGEMENT OF INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE

A 37 yrs. old male had come with complaints of recurrent dry cough with shortness of breath which got increased since one month, for every 2-3 days once. His complaints triggered after exposed to dust in the working area. His complaints would get aggravated while breathing in (inspiration) and in the evening after completing his work. He did not have associated complaints of fever or urine-stool problems. 

He also reported pain in the stomach at the epigastric region on and off recently which would get aggravated at night and during rest.

Due to field work, he has a habit of fasting and eating junk foods. He works at the construction site so frequently gets exposed to dust (silica and asbestos).

By nature he was out spoken. He was a hardworking person and would take immense care about his family. He would get affected very fast when reproached. He would get angry fast and avoids talking during anger. He was sentimental and attached to his loved ones. He was sympathetic and caring for others problems and would voluntarily go ahead to help them without expecting anything in return. 

He looked thin with fair complexion. He generally cannot tolerate cold weather. He desires to eat much but cannot eat well.

On examination, chest was clear at that point of time.

He was given homoeopathic medicine Causticum in infrequent doses as per the indications. He recovered well within few days. Complaints of dry cough did not recur. Also his gastric problems got resolved. Patient is still kept under close observation.

Note: Causticum is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Causticum cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects.
Case Record No.: TNG 02/32
Dated: 10th February, 2017.
by administrator at 03-02-2018, 02:28 PM
STRONTIUM CARBONICUM
(Strontium Carbonate)

Affects vasomotor nerves [circulation; heart; kidneys]. Marrow. Ankles. * Right  side. Left side.

Worse: COLD; changes. Uncovering; undressing. WALKING [headache; congestion; leucorrhoea; dyspnoea; pressure in sternum]. MENOPAUSE. Sprains. Bleeding. Evening. Night. DARKNESS. Rubbing. After lying down and rising again. Exertion.

CHILLY. Great sensitiveness to cold in general and to DRAFTS of air.

Better: heat and light [sun; wraps; baths].

*Seems to be a combination of Calc. and Bell.

"Vital people. Take a lot of social responsibilities, like groups and courses".

Predisposition toward strokes and high blood pressure. Rising of blood pressure. "Distress about or around the heart, as if pressed upon." "As of a load on chest." "Heart feels smothered." ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. 

CONGESTION to head, face, chest. HEAT of head and heat or redness of face. Face very pale or bright red. REDNESS of face from physical exertion, especially walking. THREATENED APOPLEXY.
Headache; starting in cervical region [tension in nape of neck], extending to head. > Heat [heat of sun!; infra-red lamp; wraps].

BONE affections [particularly FEMUR], especially of scrophulous children when associated with diarrhoea. FLEETING pains; can hardly tell where they are, seemingly felt in marrow of bones; increase and decrease gradually or make the patient faint and sick all over. Burning, gnawing. Violent involuntary starts of the body Immobility; of one side. Sense of paralytic weakness. Calcification, osteoporosis. Weak and brittle bones that break easily. Bony growths and enlargements. 

Sprained or puffed ankles. Swelling of ankle remaining after a SPRAIN. WEAKNESS of ANKLES. Chronic sprains. Better immersing in hot water.

Profuse PERSPIRATION at night. FLUSHES of heat; in face [pulsation of carotids]; yet averse to uncovering. During climacteric.

Characteristic weak ankles (Nat-c.). Chronic sprains of the ankle with edema. Sciatica associated with weak ankles. Ice cold feet. Leg and foot cramps (Calc.).

Anticipation, complaints from. Apprehension as from bad conscience. Confusion, spirituous liquors, from. Delusions, criminals, about. Destructiveness. Fear, dark. Light, desire for. Depression of spirits. Excessive forgetfulness. Inquietude and anguish. Irritable, suddenly becomes angry, beats anything that comes in his way. Peevishness with tendency to fly into a rage. Striking, about him at imaginary objects.

CLINICAL

Ankle, sprains. Bones, diseases. Emaciation. Neuritis. Photophobia. Sternum, pains. For the shock after surgical operations. Chronic sequelae of hemorrhages, after operations with much oozing of blood and coldness and prostration.
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