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A B D O M I N A L PA I N

Violent, spasmodic pain, better by hot drinks Magnesia phos, 6X or 30 2 hourly


After over-eating; due to sedentary habits Nux Vomica 30 3 hourly
After abdominal pain; indignation Staphysagria 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain suddenly shifts and appears in distant parts like in fingers and toes.Pain better bending backwards
and stretching the body Dioscorea 30 3 hourly
In hypogastrium Cimicifuga 30 3 hourly
In lower abdomen Viburnam op.30 3 hourly
In front portion of abdomen; clean tongue Ipecac 30 3 hourly
In upper abdomen; stools hard, constipated Graphites 30 3 hourly
Radiating to other parts Plumbum met.30 3 hourly
Pain after discharging flatus excessively; worse eating rich, fatty foods Pulsatilla 30 3 hourly
With soreness above pelvis Verat-vir.30 3 hourly
Pain spasmodic; cutting, soon after eating Kali bich 30 3 hourly
Stiching pain; worse movements; colicky, before menses Kali carb.30 or 200 3 hourly (3)
Shooting pain; hysterical colic Ignatia 30 or 200 3 hourly (3)
Foods lies like a stone in stomach; stools hard, constipated; desire to lie quietly Bryonia 30 or 200 2
hourly (3)
Violent pains; better hard pressure; umbilical region Colocynth.30 3 hourly
Violent pain because of cold; (particularly before passing stool), burning sensation China 6 3 hourly
Weakness,chilly feeling,whitish tongue,bad smell in mouth,pain in lower abdomen,stomach
upset,headache Nux mosketa 3 3 hourly
Violent pain, restlessness, feeling of empty stomach, vomiting tendency, smell like rotton egg,
greenish stool with very bad smell Chamomilla 6 3 hourly
Pain due to cold wind at night, stomach upset Mercurious 6 3 hourly
Pain after taking oily, fatty food and then due to cold Pulsatilla 6 3 hourly
Pain due to cold with sleeplessness, feeling like weeping Coffea 6 3 hourly
A BSC E S S & BO I L S
In acute abscesses; blood boils, when pus develop with lightening rapidity (mammary, hepatic or
grandular abscesses) Belladonna 30 2 hourly
Favours rapid formation of pus, useful for grandular abscesses with throbbing pain; worse from
warmth of bed Mercurius sol.30 and Belladonna 30 3 hourly (alternatively)
In the begining of suppuration; corroding, putrid, bloody pus formation with chill and sharp stitching
pain; pus smells like old cheese.Though the patient is chilly but feels better in wet weather Hepar
sulph. 30 4 hourly
In the begining when the part is red with shining.Stitching pain; worst by slightest motion Bryonia 30
4 hourly
Swelling very red with shining and burning; fever with dry hot skin; worse in worm room, evening and
night Aconite 6 or 30 2 hourly
When Hepar sulph fails and the pain is unbearable Chamomilla 30 or 200 3 hourly
To cut short the duration of suppuration.It often does the work of a knife.Abscesses on the end of
fingers and phallenges Myristica seb.1X or 3X 2 hourly
Small painful/sore boils in crops (summer boils) Arnica 30 or 200 4 hourly
To hasten suppuration Hepar sulph 2X or 3X 2 hourly
To check suppuration Hepar sulph.1M or 10M 10 mins (3)
2nd Stage: (When the suppuration has taken place) Symptoms/Problems Remedy frequent (Doses)
When the suppuration continues and boil does not heal.To bring the suppuration process to maturity;
chilly patient; better in dry and warm weather Silicea 6X or 6 3 hourly
To form healthy granulation after Silicea Fluoric acid.30 4 hourly
When Silicea fails and the suppuration continues;better in open weather and worse in change of
weather Calcarea sulph.6X or 30 3 hourly
Copious, bloody, yellowish or greenish pus; worse after taking rich food, and warmth; better in open
and cold air Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
Abscesses beneath skin; worse warm applications and warmth Lycopodium 30 or 200 4 hourly (6)
Abscesses in patient of tubercular diathesis Calcarea carb.200 4 hourly (6)
When pus is thick and yellow without inflammation Calendula 30 3 hourly
Useful for suppurating glands.Pus may be copious, corroding, thin and watery Rhus tox.6 or 30 4
hourly
Pus thin and sticky.Eruptions in bends of limbs, groins, neck and behind ears Graphites 30 or 200 4
hourly
For recurring abscess conditions, fever etc, to clean the system and to prevent a recurrence.
Pyrogenium 200 or 1M weekly (3)
For unhealthy offensive pus with a low condition and hepatic fever. Extreme burning sensation and
restlessness Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Carbuncles/boils with intense burning and high fever Anthracinum 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
In low conditions of abscess; boils of bluish colour when the pus is thin, dark and offensive in
character.Burning pains; sensitive to touch. Lachesis 30 or 200 10 min (3)
Painful and inflammed abscesses with tendency to gangrene; the neighbouring glands are swollen,
hard and painful.Specific the abscesses under the armpit. Tarentula c.200 or 1M weekly (3)
For bloody and greenish yellow pus; intense pain. Nitric acid.200 or 1M 10 min (3)
Boils or felons caused by needle pricks. Ledum pal.200 or 1M 10 min (3)
To purify blood; when low fever persists due to infection. Echinacea 1X or 30 4 hourly
Bad effects of burns.Pus may be bloody, greenish, greyish or yellowish; corroding, thin and watery.
Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Ulcer which mature slowly.Burning pains; pus thin, watery and offensive may be bloody, brownish or
yellowish.Tendency to gangrene.Better fanning Carbo veg 30 or 200 3 hourly
Abscesses with excruciating pains; inflammation, chronic carbuncles, boils; abscesses in the joints
especially in the left hip joint.Septic pus. Stramonium 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
Carbuncle on lumber region with diabetes.Foul discharge of pus from several openings.Nausea and
vomiting. Carbolic acid 200 10 min (3)
For boils, herpes zoster, ascariasis and blood poisoning; stools constipated. Gun powder 3X or 30 4
hourly
When the pus is thin, blackish and watery, putrid and offensive. Kali phos 6X or 30 3 hourly
For syphilitic and tubercular patients.Boils in axilla; glands swollen Kali iod 200 or 1M weekly (3)
For syphilitic and tubercular patients.For abscesses about the bones Carbo ani.30 or 200 4 hourly (6)
Recurrent boils in external ear with past history of measles. Phosphorous 200 or 1M 3 hourly (6)
Boils in the external ears; worse in summer Morbillinum 200 10 min (3)
Small, painful boils; pus greenish which mature slowly. Picric acid 30, secale cor.30 or 200 4 hourly
(6)
In chronic cases when the discharge of pus is profuse with emaciation and hepatic fever. (Intercurrent
remedy) Sulphur 200 One dose
Abscesses & Boils (including Carbuncles etc.) Location Symptoms/Problems Remedy
Anus, of the Alumina phosphorica
Anus, of the, painless Calcarea sulphurica
Anus, near or about the Calcarea phosphorica, Silicea, Mercurious sol.
Axilla, of the Calcarea sulphurica, Calcarea silicate, Phosphoric acid, Kali silicatum
Axillary glands and patroids of the Rhus tox
Back, especially back of neck and between shoulders Tarentula hisp.
Bones, affecting the Calc-hypo. & Augustura
Breast, mammary glands Phosphorus, silicea
Breast, surrounded by lumps or nodules Conium mac
Breast, of the, threatened abscess Silicea
Ear, about and below Capsicum
Ear, small boils and pustules in external auditory canal Picric acid
Gums, and face about, better by warmth Silicea
Gums, and about caries, mastoid abscess Capsicum
Gums and teeth about Fluoric acid, Lachesis
Gums, of the, frequently recurring Causticum
Hip joints, of the Carbo veg, Stramonium
Liver, of the Lachesis
Lungs, in the Carbo veg, Lachesis
Muscle, deep of the, neck, thigh, abdomen etc. Calcarea carb.
Skin, below the, Lycopodium
Spine, of the Carbo veg, Stramonium
Vulva, about in women Mercurius sol, Silicea
Vulva, about in women, worse walking, appears few days before period and subsides automatically
after period Mercurius sol
F or External Use :
# for dressing Calendula ext.Q and Echinacea ext.Q (lotion or oinment) is very useful.
# To relieve unbearable pain Arnica mont.Q and Cassia soph.Q as paint are useful.
# To burst boils Pulsatilla.Q and Dioscorea.Q or Bryonia.Q as paint are useful.
# To suppress boils Calcarea 1X is very useful.
ACI D I T Y
Burning in food pipe with general sensation of burning Sulphur 30 4 hourly
Burning pain in stomach (Ulcer), with both water and solid vomited as soon as it reaches stomach Ars
alb.30 4 hourly
Burning pain in the stomach, with water vomited but solid retained Bismuth 30 4 hourly
Burning in food pipe, with sour stool Natrum carb.30 4 hourly
Excess of hydrochloric acid, burning in food pipe, heart burn, nausea and chilly feeling. Acid-sulph.30
4 hourly
From nervous anticipation of coming events, desire for sweets. Argentum nit.30 4 hourly
Gastric complaints after taking rich fatty food; less or no thirst; better in open air Pulsatilla.30 4
hourly
Hyperacidity; sour and bitter belchings Iris v.30 4 hourly
Slow and imperfect digestion; offensive flatuence in upper part of abdomen; better after discharge of
gas or eructations. Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
Gastric derangement due to sedentary habits or over-eating. Nux vomica.30 4 hourly
Dyspepsia; better after eating Anacardium or 30 4 hourly
Acidity with irritating eructation and frontal headache; worse in night. Robinia.30 4 hourly
Constant belching; tongue thickly white coated.Heatburn.Desire for acids, pickles etc. Antim-crud.30
or 200 6 hourly
Digestion slow, no change after passing flatus or belching.Flatulence affects middle part of the
abdomen. China 6 or 30 4 hourly
Abdomen bloated; easy satiety, gas affects lower part of the abdomen; worse in the evening -4 to 8
P.M. Lycopodium 30 4 hourly
Pain and flatulence in stomach, smell of food causes nausea Colchicum 30 4 hourly (3)
Intercurrent Remedy Psorinum 30 4 hourly (3)
ACNE
Acne is a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, characterized by an eruption
which is hard, conical in shape, of moderate size and with redness. It commonly occurs in puberty & in
the spring season.
Types: -
The disease appears in its different varieties and the well known forms are-
1 Acne simplex or vulgaris - This type of acne is common in youth, appearing from 12th to 18th
year
and lasting from 5 to 10 years if untreated. It is most often seen on the face, especially on the forehead,
cheeks and chin, but is quite common on the upper part of the shoulders and chest and may rarely be
found elsewhere. The eruptions are bilateral without symmetry and consist of comedones, papules and
pustules from pin-head to split pea in size, varying in number from one or two to hundreds.
2 Acne indurate- It is more common in the back and neck. It is chronic in its course, which rarely
disappears without treatment. The lesion appears as deep seated, round, ovoid or flattish indurations or
nodules. They may be few or many, isolated or aggregated, vary in size from a pea to a cherry, and as
they enlarge, the covering skin becomes dark red in color. Most are indolent or blind boil, which
contain little pus and even if incised are apt to reform. Nearby glands may be affected.
3 Acne Rosacea - It is a chronic congestion of the face which appears between the thirtieth and
fortieth
years of life. Women up to the age of forty seem more subjected to the disease than men. It begins with
temporary hyperemia which is characterized by flushing, permanent redness, capillary dilatation,
secondary acne and sometimes by tissue hypertrophy. The rosacea begins as a temporary congestion or
redness of the middle third i.e. flush area of the face, which recurs at varying intervals.
4 Acne Varioliformis - It is a rare, chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by papulopustules
commonly occurs in the forehead and scalp, occasionally in the other locations, and leaving a
depressed scar similar to that of variola. The initial lesions are small pale macules or papules which
soon become reddish-brown, deep-seated, indolent papules, pea to bean-sized and frequently pierced
by a hair. Later vesicles and pustules develop, covered with flat, adherent, yellowish brown crusts
under which will be found sharply defined, rounded ulcers. These crusts may increase in size but
eventually fall off, leaving reddish brown, clear-cut, and variola like scars which finally becomes
white.
5 Acne Punctata - In acne punctat, there is an irritative process around a hair follicle by the
collection
of sebaceous matter, in the form of pointed eruption. This collection, when squeezed out of the skin, is
emitted in a cylindrical form, having the appearance of a small comedo. This variety is generally seen
in persons at the age of puberty who take little exercise and indulge in eating excess fat and
carbohydrates. It is most frequent in young females.
Aetiology:
The following factors are possibly responsible.
a). Androgenic influence: In many young females excess androgen is seen even after the teen where
the disease is very much prevalent.
b). Excessive sebaceous secretion: Due to influence of the androgenic hormones there is excessive
secretion of sebaceous glands which play a basic role.
c). abnormal keratinisation: The follicular duct undergoes keratinisation which is an early finding in
acne.
d). Infection: An anaerobic diphtheroid known as propionibacterium Acnes having lipolytic activity is
seen within the pilosebaceous ducts. They also alter the cell mediated immunity.
Treatment:
1 The face should be washed with soap and water about 4-5 times a day so that the greasy materials
are washed off.
2 Manual removals of the comedones may be advised.
3 Zinc sulphide lotions B.P.C. may be applied locally.
4 Mild peeling agents containing Benzoic Peroxide (2.5-10%) in combination with sulphur in ointment
or gel may be used.
5 Contraceptive pills containing less androgenic effect of Progesterone may also be beneficial.
6 Good food, fresh air and sun light are also beneficial.
7 Antibiotics like tetracycline, erythromycin, oxytetracycline or cotrimoxazole may be taken orally.
8 Topical antibiotics like 1% Clindamycin in alcohol may also be helpful.
Homeopathic Treatment:
1. Antim crud. Small red pimple on the face; acne of drunkards with gastric derangements, thirst and
white coated tongue.
2. Antim tart. Obstinate cases, with tendency to postulation, are curable with this remedy.
3. Arsenic alb. Acne with burning sensation.
4. Arsenicum Sulph Rubrum. Is indicated in acne accompanied by eczema or psoriasis.
5. Asterias Rubens.It is the head remedy for pimples on the face at the age of puberty.
6. Aurum Arsenicum. Acne, pimple on the face and forehead, pustules.
7. Belladonna. For acne which is very painful and red in color; occurs in plethoric persons.
8. Berberis Aquifolium. For acne on the face especially in girls where the skin becomes rough. Along
with internal medication its mother tincture should be used for local application on acne for best
results.
9. Bovista. Acne which occurs due to cosmetics, especially during summer.
10. Calc carb. Acne due to menstrual disorder with excessive perspiration.
11. Calc Phos. Acne in anaemic girls at puberty, with vertex headache and flatulent dyspepsia,
relieved by eating.
12. Calc Sulph. Being the chief blood purifier it proves an indispensable remedy in all stages of the
affection. It is especially indicated where the pimples suppurate.
13. Carboveg. Acne due to gastric derangement.
14. Dulcamara. Rash on the face before menses.
15. Hepar Sulph. A pimple of the size of a pea in different parts of the body, the slightest scratch or
injury inclines to ulceration.
16. Kali bromatum.This remedy is especially adapted to the acne simplex and the indurate, especially
in hyperaesthetic, nervous females, and in epileptics who have been maltreated by bromides.
17. Streptococcin. Acne, which is aggravated by taking eggs and during winter.
18. Other medicines used in acne are: Thuja, Sulphur, Silicea, Sepia, Sanguinaria can, Rhus tox,
Pulsatilla, Psorinum, Petroleum,Nitric acid, Nat mur, Mercurius, Ledum, Lachesis, Hydrocotyle,
Causticum, Calc picrata, Borax, Agaricus, Alumina, Arsenic Iodatum,etc.
A MO E B I A S I S
Tongue clean; stools slimy, greenish or like frothy molasses with gripping at naval Ipecac 30 4 hourly
With despair, dejection and irritability; loss of weight Emetine 30 4 hourly
Stools greenish bloody and slimy; worse at night with pain and tenesmus in abdomen; never get done
feeling Mercurius sol 30 4 hourly
Fetid stools with flatus; great weakness after passing stool; involuntary stools, patient feels as if anus
remained wide open Phosphorus 30 4 hourly
AP P E N D I C I T I S
To start the treatment Baptisia CM 1 dose only
Severe pain in the ileocecal region; worse even with slight touch Iris tenax 1M 2 hourly (3)
Sudden severe pain; patient cannot bear even slightest pressure on the effected lesion Belladonna 30
or 200 15 min (6)
Stitching pain; worse from slightest motion, even from breathing; better while lying quietly on
painfulright
side. Bryonia Q 2 hourly, 5 -10 drops
Pain worse during rest and better while moving Rhus tox 30 or 200 2 hourly (6)
While sepsis starts; chill, diarrhoea, restlessness, anxiety and sudden sinking of strength; stitching pain
with inflammation Arsenic alb 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
When pain is better by bending backwards.Bowels filled with gas;gripping and twisting pain
Dioscorea 30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
Whole abdomen sensitive;stitching pain from the point of inflammation radiating to backwards and
downwards to the thigh;can not bear even touch of clothes on effected parts Lachesis 200 10 min(3)
Pain severe and intolerable; even slightest exposure to cold or touch aggravates.Patient chilly. Hepar
sulph 200 or 1M 15 min (3)
Pain worse while lying on right side.Profuse sweat which does not relieve Mercurius sol.200 15 min
(3)
A RT H R I T I S
Pain knee joints, worse by movements; better initial movements, continuous pain in joints, worse
while rising from seat; pain in heels, worse by movements. Cassia sophera 30 4 hourly
Acute attack of gout of joints of the feet.Pain with bright red swelling Aconite nap 200 2 hourly
Pain with inflammation, worse by movements. Bryonia alb 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Complaints worse after rest and exposure to cold Rhus tox 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Complaints worse during menstruation; beginning at the time of menopause; more in hands and feet
Caulophyllum 30 4 hourly
When the origin of complaints is gonorrhoeal; worse during day time. Medorrhinum 1M fortnightly
(3)
When the origin of complaints is tubercular Tuberculinum k.1M fortnightly (3)
Complaints of small joints with red or pale swelling; tenderness and shifting pains; worse by
motion.Main remedy for gout during cold weather Colchicum 30 4 hourly
When Rhus tox cease to work;pain is worse in cold damp weather and better by movements Calcarea
carb 200 or 1M 6 hourly(6)
Nodosities in the joints with gastric complaints.At last nodules become painless (Rheumatoid
Arthritis).Tongue whitish thickly coated Antim-crud 30 or 200 6 hourly
Complaints of feets and ankles; stiffness Drosera 200 fortnightly (3)
Complaints of long bones; contraction of ligaments Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain worse at night; in wet weather; Rheumatism of large muscles Cimicifuga 30 4 hourly
Rheumatism; worse in damp cold weather.Gout.Pain in limbs and hip joints Natrum sulph 30 or 200 4
hourly
Pain travels downwards affecting the large part of a limb and passes through quickly along course of
nerve Kalmia lat 30 or 200 6 hourly
Pains worse during rest, night and warmth, better by cold, open air and movements Pulsatilla 30 or
200 4 hourly
Pain - violent; bruised or as if sprained; cannot bear touch, feels somebody coming near him may
touch him and hit the affected part Arnica mont.200 4 hourly
Gout of great toe and joints with swelling;soreness and drawing pain on stepping;worse in
warmth,pressure and motion.Pain travels upwards;better cold compresses Ledum pal 200 4 hourly
Gouty nodosities of joints; tearing pain and extremities and contraction of the muscles Guaiacum 30 4
hourly
Chronic nodosities of joints; hands twisted, out of shape due to deposits of water of soda Ammonium
phos.6 or 30 4 hourly
Gouty complaints with offensive urine Acid-benz 6 or 30 4 hourly
When there is red sand in urine in gouty patients Lycopodium 30 4 hourly
Severe pain with enlargement of the joints; worse during rest and when storm approaches
Rhododendron 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
Almost a specific for gout (to drain out uric acid and urates) Urtica u.Q 4 hourly,8 -10 drops in hot
water
Arthritic deformans (chronic rheumatoid, particularly of fingers) Picric acid 30 4 hourly
Rheumatic pains or arthritis after checked diarrhoea Abrotanum 30 or 200 4 hourly (6)
Specific for pain with numbness; Pain so severe patient says that he would prefer death than the pain
Chamomilla 200 or 1M 1/2 hourly (3)
Pain appear diagonally as right arm and left leg with sensation of cold, numbness and tingling Agaricus
mus.30 or 200 4 hourly
In weak persons;burning pain with chilliness,feels better by heat,while eating,and worse in cold open
air Capsicum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Unbearable pain; rigidity and stiffness.Superiority/inferiority complex Platina 1M weekly (3)
Pain flies like electric shock; due to exposurse of damp cold weather.Better by warmth and rest
Phytolacca 30 or 200 4 hourly
Rheumatic pain, worse after washing clothes, doing laundry work Sepia 30 or 200 4hourly
Pain in long bones; may be due to injury or rheumatism Ruta g.200 6 hourly
Pain worse on slightest touch specially after loss of vital fluids like excessive bleeding, diarrhoea,
vomiting China off.6 or 30 3 hourly
Pain in the small joints of extremities with swelling.Backache, worse in the morning before rising
Staphysagria 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain heels; better by putting most of the weight on them Berb-vul Q 4 hourly, 8 - 10 drops
Stiffing pain in all parts of the body; worse by movement Stellaria Q 4 hourly, 8-10 drops in warm
water
Rheumatic pain without swelling; pain joints; worse at night Iodium 30 4 hourly
Osteo-arthritis of large joints with degeneration.Pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness of joints;
worse by motion (cracking joints) and cold; better by warmth O.A.Nosode 1M weekly (6)
Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck.Intense pain along with sciatic nerve.Numbness
alternates with pain Gnaphalium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Muscular atrophy; rigidity and stiffness Strychninum 3X or 6X 4 hourly
Rheumatism accompained with skin ailments and itiching; cannot walk erect Sulpher 200 10 min (3)
Rheumatism of knee joint; with round worms Natrum phos.6X or 30 4 hourly
For defective bony growth; better by warmth and worse by cold Calcarea flour.12X or 30 4 hourly
ASC I T E S
Ascites(Dropsy of abdomen) Ascites is a watery effusion in the cavity of the peritonium,which
causes
much swelling of the abdomen.The symptoms are often in the form of fever,restlessness at night,faulty
digestion,foul smell from the mouth,nausea or vomiting,constipation,scanty,high coloured urine,pain
lower back and liver region.The ailments is due to complication of other ailments like
rheumatism,anasarca,heart or liver disorders,albuminuria,menstrual disorders,etc.
When the disease is outcome of excitability; urine dark and scanty; stools loose - like jelly
Helleborous 30 or 200 4 hourly
Debility, prostration and restlessness; thirst unquenchable, sips little water frequently Arsenic alb 30
or 200 4 hourly
Ascites due to loss of vital fluids; short and dry cough with or without expectoration; paleness of skin;
chilliness; small, febble and slow pulse China off.6 or 30 4 hourly
Pain and disagreeable sensation are experienced in the region of kidneys Zincum met.6 or 30 4 hourly
Ascites after eruptive fever with loss of thirst and scanty urine.Skin pale, transparent and puffy.Worse
by heat and better by cold Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Dropsy due to chronic albuminuria or liver disorders etc.or due to faulty nutrition Lac defloratum30
or 200 6 hourly
Due to urinary complaints; brick-dust sediments in urine; retention of urine Thlaspi bur-p.Q 4 hourly,
5 - 10 drops
With great thirst but scanty urination.Complaints after long continued fevers like typhoid, etc.Cold and
cold drinks aggravate Apocynum can.Q 4 hourly, 5-10 drops
Patient cannot tolerate even the touch of clothings on the abdomen; lies on back lifting clothes from
the abdomen Lachesis 30 or 200 3 hourly (6)
AST H M A
Asthma(Bronchial Asthma) The inflammation of bronchial tract due to congestion by cough or
due
to some to allergen and allergic condition,increase in the percentage of eosinophilia, etc,are the
pathological conditions.Constant breathing trouble,dyspnoea,dry cough with wheezing sound are chief
complaints of bronchial asthma.
Dyspnoea aggravates during winter,worse from exposure to dust,change of weather,cold
drinks,exertion,inhaling smoke and in the morning.Hoarseness of voice.Cough with pain in the chest
Cassia sophera Q or 30 4 hourly
Dry cough; worse rest; dyspnoea at 4 P.M Penicillinum 200 4 hourly
During acute attack;when there is anxiety,fear and dyspnoea Aconite.Q and Ipecac.Q 1/2 hourly,5-10
drops alternatively
In children with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Bacillinum 1M
fortnightly (6)
In adults with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Tub-koch.1M
fortnightly (6)
In sycotic patients; worse during daytime; better knee-chest position and sea side Medorrhinum 200 or
1M fortnightly (3)
For patients coming for homoeopathic treatment after taking steroids etc,bad affects of chilly patient
Thuja 200 or 1M weekly(3)
For chilly patient; worse after taking cold drinks or being angry; anxiety, restlessness and
unquenchable thirst Arsenic alb.30 2 hourly
In children with history of worms Cina 10M or 50M weekly (3)
Bronchial asthma with high eosinophil count; thyroid disturbance Thyroidin.1M weekly (3)
Better while lying on the back with arms and legs spread apart Psorinum 200 oe 1M weekly (3)
Worse on falling asleep and after sleep,worse after taking sour food or vinegar,etc Lachesis 30 or 200
3 hourly(3)
Excessive dyspnoea, cough and much mucous secretion, emphysema Antim ars.6 or 30 3 hourly (6)
Dyspnoea in the middle of night and early morning; wants windows open Sulphur 200 or 1M weekly
(3)
Respiratory trouble due to foundry or traffic pollution Acid sulphurosum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Patient cannot breathe properly only while standing Cannabis sativa 200 or 1M 4 hourly (6)
Asthma of stone cutters, silk/cotton mill workers (should be used with great care) Silicea 30 or 200 4
hourly (S.O.S)
Smell of flowers causes asthma Ailanthus-g.30 4 hourly
Desires fanning during acute attack though body may be cold Carbo-veg.30 1/2 hourly
Difficult and hurried breathing; feels as if every breath is last; loss of thirst Apis mel.30 4 hourly
Attacks during rainy season and dampness with loosening of bowels at each attack Natrum sulph.6 or
30 4 hourly
Due to nervousness; spasm and constriction of chest; better drinking water Cuprum met.30 or 200 4
hourly
Due to anger; suffocative tightness of chest Chamomilla 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Worse in dry, cold weather and better in damp weather Hepar sulph 30 or 200 4 hourly
Patient cannot breath properly while lying in bed Grindelia.Q and Blatta or.Q 2 hourly,5-10 drops
alternatively
Asthma worse at night, when well selected remedies fail Syphilinum 1M weekly (3)
Due to suppressed emotions;grief(psychosomatic);little expectoration;worse inhaling smoke Ignatia
1M or 10M 4 hourly(3)
Amelioration while passing stools; worse inhaling dust Pothos foe.6 or 30 4 hourly
Difficulty in getting air into the lungs,better at sea;worse after coming on land;asthma of seafaring
man Bromium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Want of breath on least motion; to stimulate respiratory centers to increase oxygen on the blood
Aspidosperma Q 2 hourly, 5 -1 10 drops
Due to strong odours; of gastric origin; dyspnoea and constriction of chest Sanguinaria 30 or 200 4
hourly
Collapse due to acute attack; paralysis of lungs; cyanosis Acid-hydro.30 or 200 1/2 hourly (3)
Catarrhal asthma; desire for open air; uterine disorders Sabina 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry, splenic asthma; dyspnoea and stiches in chest Scilla mar.30 4 hourly
Hysterical asthma; cough; worse warmth of bed Nux moch.30 or 200 4 hourly
Nervous, spasmodic asthma; chocking on falling asleep Valeriana Q or 30 4 hourly
BAC K A C H E
1) Sudden backache due to exposure to dry, cold wind Aconite 200 3 hourly
2) Due to exposure to cold; over exertion, sprains etc.; worse initial movements better continued
movements Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly
3) With stiffness, worse movements and cold; better lying quietly Bryonia 200 or 1M 6 hourly
4) Backache due to injury or over strain; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly
5) Pricking pain, weakness and sweating; complaints worse 3-4 A.M. Kali carb.200 10 min (3)
6) In fat and flabby patients; worse while bathing and exposure to cold Calcarea carb.200 or 1M 10
min (3)
7) Pain lower back; better sleep and rest; patients desire cold, open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
8) Backache better by belching.Chilly patient.Aversion to family members Sepia 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
9) In chilly,constipated patients who leads sedentary life;irritable by nature,pain worse
cold,motion,particularly turning in bed patient has to sit up and then turn in bed Nux vomica 30 or 200
4 hourly
10) Pain lower back due to constipation and piles.Better only while standing Aesculus h.30 or 200 6
hourly
11) Backache worse damp cold and bending for long hours Dulcamara 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
12) sever pain in lower back and coccyx.cannot walk erect.Pain better damp and cold,worse at
night.Burning of soles Sulphur 30 or 200 10 min(3)
13) rheumatic pains back,neck,lumbesacral regions-down thighs;stiffness and contraction;spine quite
sensitive;pain in scapula and right shoulder Cimicifuga 30 3 hourly
14) Worse while seating, better by motion, itching and frozen feeling of toes and feet chelidonium 30 4
hourly
15) Worse at night; better by movements and at daytime; sweating do not relieve the pain Mercurius
sol.30 or 200 6 hourly
16) Pain lumbo-sacral region which extends to lower extremities;worse during day time,better at
seashore
and lying on abdomen Medorrhinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
17) Pain back and more in small of back which at last settle at upper part of the thigh and
buttock.Patient limps and at last pain become so severe that patient is unable to walk and stand;better
pressure and heat Colocynthis 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
18) Pain worse at rest and during storm; better warmth and eating Rhododendron 200 or 1M 10 min (3)
19) Pain deep into bones after malarial fever with excessive thirst and chill Eupatorium perf.30 or 200
3 hourly
20) Backache is better by hard pressure.Patient puts a hard thing under the back like a book or woolen
plank while sitting or lying in bed Natrum mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
21) Backache due to excessive indulgence in sex Symphytum30 4 hourly
22) Backache due to nerve injury Hypericum 30 or 200 4 hourly (6)
Violent pain in upper three dorsal vertebrae extending through scapulae; pain descending, lumber pain
of nervous origin Kalmia lat.30 or 200 3 hourly
B E A U T Y TI P S
Beauty tips (Plastic Medicines to improve Complexion/ Glow):
For dry and rough skin.Aversion to take bath; scratching of the effected lesions Sulphur 30 or 200
weekly (3) (6)
Pain after scratching with rough and dry skin.Patient likes cold climate Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly (3)
Dark circles around eyes due to shock or grief Natrum mur.200 or 1M weekly (3)
Eyes sunken and face pale due to loss of vital fluids china 6 or 30 4 hourly
Saddle like brownish complexion of nose and cheeks.Yellow spots on chest.sallow look Sepia 200
weekly (3)
Dark circle around the eyes due to nervous weakness or prolonged nervous tension Phosphorus 200
weekly (3)
For blackish spots; dry, rough, scaly skin; burning sensation.Restlessness Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Bluish, purple spots, face pale, jaundiced.patient cannot tolerate pressure of even clothes around
throat, abdomen and waist Lachesis 30 or 200 weekly (3)
Complexion yellow due to anaemia Ferrum met.3X 4 hourly
Face deathly pale with blue rings around the eyes Bismuth 200 weekly (3)
Warts, epithelioma; frickles and blotches; brownish spots Thuja oc.200 weekly (6)
Face pimply, dry, rough, scaly skin; to clean the complexion Berberis aq.Q 4 hourly,4-5 drops
To dissolve scar tissue Thiosinaminum 3X 4 hourly
Old burn or injury marks; bleeds easily; warts Causticum 30 or 200 6 hourly
STON E
Stone in the Bladder ;
Frequent urge to pass urine;worse at night;scanty,strong smelling,and coloured urine.Flow of urine
slow due to inactive bladder Medorrhinum 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Catarrh of the bladder; with thick ropy mucous in urine; smells decomposed Hydrastis can.30 4 hourly
Burning, cutting pain; frequent urge to pass urine Cantharis 30 4 hourly
Urine scanty; frequent urge; worse lying on back, tenesmus; patient feels better in open, cool air
Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
Dribbling of urine; though bladder is full of urine Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Urge constant; immediately after a few drops of urine collects in the bladder; can not control the
urge;loss of thirst Apis mel.30 4 hourly
BON E AFF EC T I O N S
Due to fluid loss; exhaustive discharges (excessive vomiting, diarrhoea, blood loss or semen loss, etc.)
China off.30 4 hourly
Due to low vitality; flatulence in upper part of abdomen; desire for fresh air Carbo veg.6 or 30 4
hourly
Faints in hot sun, craves for salt, excessive thirst and constipation Natrum mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Craves for sweets; flatulence in lower part of abdomen; uric acid diathesis Lycopodium 30 or 200 4
hourly (3)
When pulse is weak and slow; vertigo, weight and oppression of heart as if being squeezed Viscum
alb.Q or 30 4 hourly
With irregular heart beating and palpitation; feels as if heart would stop beating if do not move about
Gelsemium 30 4 hourly
Due to excessive sexual indulgence Acid-phos.30 4 hourly
B R A I N AFF EC T I O N S
Anaemia of brain Tabacum 30 or 200
Inflammation of brain Arum triph.30 or 200
Injury of brain or after effects of brain Natrum sulph.200 or above
Paralysis of brain; brain fag Zincum met.30 or 200
Tumors of brain Plumbum met.30 or 200
Inflammation of brain due to injury Ruta g.30 or 200
Brain fag due to excessive mental work Kali Phos 6X or 30
Dread of making any mental effort; chilly patient Silicea 12X or 30
Atrophy of brain after nervous tension or fright Phosphorus 30 or 200
Affections of brain occuring in infants during attack of cholera Nux Mosch.30 or 200
B R E A S T AFF EC T I O N S
Milk is the secretion of the mammary glands. It is the sole food-stuff of suck lings and it provides the
adequate nutrition during the suckling stage. Although it is not a perfect food but it supplies many of
the essential nutrients with few exceptions like copper, iron, etc.
Colostrum: The fluid secreted in the first three days after child birth, is called colostrums. It is thick,
yellowish in color, and very rich in proteins and salts. It contains large granular cells called colostrums
corpuscles. The higher protein content is mainly due to the presence of globulins. The protein content
gradually falls with simultaneous steady rise in the fat and carbohydrate content until the true milk
level is attained. It is coagulated by heat or even spontaneously on standing.
Intermediate milk (or transition milk): The milk formed after colostrums and up to four
weeks, is
called the intermediate milk or transition milk.
Mature milk : The mature milk is secreted after one month. The general properties and composition
of
mature milk of all mammals are more or less same.
Lactation:
Active lactation starts only after delivery and removal of placenta. After delivery prolectin levels rise
considerably and initiate lactation. When placenta is removed, prolactin acts unopposed due to
withdrawal of estrogen and progesterone and free lactation starts. Free flow of milk occurs after the
birth of the child. There is diminution of estrogen level in blood which in turn promotes the secretion of
lactogenic hormones or prolactin from anterior pituitary. For the maintenance of lactation following
parturition, continued secretions of prolactin along with ACTH, GH, and TSH from the anterior
pituitary are required. Beside these, suckling is required for the maintenance of lactation. Because by
this process both prolactin and oxytocin are secreted. Prolactin helps in the process of lactation and
oxytocin is required for milk ejection.
Emotion excitement like worry, fear, sadness, etc, during lactation may inhibit milk flow. Emotional
stress might inhibit the release of oxytocin acting through neurohypophysis. Disturbances in milk
ejection causes filling up of mammary gland and cessation of lactation.
Benefits of Breast Feeding
Benefits to Infants :
Protective effects against many diseases like-
Diarrhea
Lower respiratory infections (i.e. RSV)
Otitis media (middle ear infections)
Bacteremia (bacterial infection in the blood)
Botulism (a severe form of food poisoning)
Urinary tract infections
Bacterial meningitis
Necrotizing enterocolitis (severe bowel infection usually found in premature infants)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Diabetes
Crohn's Disease (an inflammatory bowel disease)
Ulcerative Colitis (chronic digestive disease)
Lymphoma and other childhood cancers
Allergies
Metabolic diseases
Enhanced immune response to vaccines
Enhanced cognitive development—Higher IQ scores (an average of 8.5 points higher)
According to the American Dental Association, breastfed infants have fewer cavities, better jaw
development, and fewer orthodontic problems later in life.
Benefits to Mothers :
Less uterine bleeding after birth
Delayed resumption of ovulation and optimal child spacing
Provides protection against postmenopausal osteoporosis (i.e. hip fractures)
Decreased risk of ovarian and breast cancer
Promotes weight loss after birth
Improved glucose metabolism and reduced insulin requirements for diabetic mothers
Homeopathic remedies for disorders of lactation :
Belladonna- Inflammation of breasts, pain which goes from centre to circumference. Breasts are hard
like stone and tender. Face is flushed, pupils dilated. Skin hot and dry.
Calc carb- Secretion of watery milk with fever, excessive perspiration, and weakness. Sensitive to
cold; Lack of energy to secrete milk; intolerance of milk in infants due to mothers problem; Hot
swelling of breast; with anxiety and fear in mother.
Lac caninum- It is mainly used to dry up milk. Indications are: excessive milk production; erratic pains
in breasts which alternate sides; mastitis; etc.
Lac defloratum: A very useful remedy to start milk production.
Phytolacca decandra: Excessive flow of milk while nursing; nipples are very sensitive due to pain;
nipples excoriated and fissured; etc.
Phellandrium: Pain in milk ducts and in nipples; intolerable while nursing.
Pulsatilla: Women who have little milk and of mild tearful nature; pain in breasts which changes from
place to place; after weaning, breast swell, feel stretched and tense and are sore; milk continues to flow.
Silicea: feeding becomes difficult due to retracted nipples; inflammation of breasts with bad taste of
milk or suppression of milk; child refuses to nurse or if it does it vomits; etc.
Calc phos: The taste of milk is salty due to which child refuses to take the milk.
BRONCH I ECTASIS
Bronchiectasis (see Bronchitis and asthma Dilation of a bronchus or of the bronchial tubes is called
B ronchiectasis
Cough; worse change of position.Caries of teeth Kreosote 30 4 hourly
Feels better in knee-chest position; worse during day; better see side Medorrhinum 200 or 1M
fortnightly (3)
Cough often ends in a sneeze; expectoration difficult; tough and profuse mucous Senega Q 4 hourly, 5
- 7 drops
Emphysema with excessive dyspnoea and cough; difficult expectoration and excessive mucous
secretions Antim ars.6 or 30 4 hourly
Cyanosis; venously congested lungs; dry, spasmodic, suffocative cough Acid Hydrocyanic 30 2 hourly
(3)
Bronchitis Acute (see Cough also) 1st Stage Symptoms :
In healthy persons; due to sudden exposure to dry cold air; anxiety and chilly feeling, high fever, pulse
fast; fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly
Eyes red, face shiny red, high fever; respiration short, rapid and difficult; dry cough and hoarseness;
skin hot and dry but moist on covered parts Belladonna 30 2 hourly
Fever; inflammatory bronchial catarrh, soreness in chest and exhaustive cough; sweating does not
relieve; mouth moist with saliva Mercurius sol.30 4 hourly
Dry cough which hurts the head with fever.Thirst excessive for large quantities of cold water at long
intervals.Worse movements Bryonia 30 or 200 3 hourly
In weak patients with high fever Ferrum phos.6X or 30 3 hourly
If there is no improvement with above medicines then give one dose of sulphur 30 or 200 and wait for
one or two days and again give the medicine according to symptoms.Tuberculinum-bov.1M should be
given in once a month for 6 months to the patients who are prone to Bronchitis.
2nd Stage Symptoms
When cough begins to loosen; complaints worse cold, even uncovering of body parts
aggravate.Coughing chokes Hepar sulph.30 4 hourly
Much rattling in the chest due to mucous in the bronchial tubes; tongue clean; dyspnoea and nausea
Ipecac 30 4 hourly
Wheezing; rattling chest, loose cough, but no phlegm comes out even after prolonged
coughing.Tongue whitish coated Antimonium tart.200 10 min (3)
3rd Stage Symptoms
When mucous becomes yellow; patient feels better in open air; loss of thirst Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
When no phlegm comes out; if any; it is blood streaked; pulse rapid and patient becomes very weak
Ammonium carb.30 4 hourly
Bronchitis Chronic Symptoms
For persons who are constantly catching cold with chronic suffocative cough Bacillinum 200 or 1M
weekly (3)
Wheezing and oppression in the chest.Breathing stops when falling asleep;wakes up with a start and
gasps for breath.Must sit up to a breath;can not breath when lying down Grindelia Q or 6 1/2 hourly(3)
Chronic bronchitis; pain in different parts of the body on coughing Capsicum 30 4 hourly
Cough worse after midnight; dry and painful which makes the patient to hold his chest; worse on
talking Drosera 200 one dose only
When breathing is rapid and hard; wheezing with excessive dyspnoea; expectoration very difficult
Antimonium ars.6 or 30 4 hourly (6)
Hard, croupy cough with inability to raise the sputum Antimonium iod.30 4 hourly
Cough with soreness in chest; better drinking cold water.Involuntary escape of urine while coughing
Causticum 30 4 hourly
Must cough for a long time before he can raise the mucous because it is strong and sticky; involuntary
escape of urine Squilla 30 4 hourly
Extreme restlessness with prostration.Thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals.Cough dry
worse after drinking;and midnight must sit up.Chilly patient Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
When body turns blue and cold; patient wants to be fanned Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
Copius expectoration with dilatation of bronchial tubes Sabal ser.Q or 6 4 hourly
Painful spasmodic cough and dyspnoea; worse night Naphthaline 30 4 hourly
Breathlessness after attack of bronchitis Chloralum 30 4 hourly
CANCE R
Cancer(of different organs) The medicine which have special affinity on particular organs hava
been
given here if the totality of the symptoms of the patient as a whole tallies with a particular medicine
then it can be given accordingly.The repeatition should be with great care only.
Cancer of stomach with constant vomiting of black fliud Cadmium sulph.30 3 hourly
Cancer of pancreas or of bones, especially the lower jaw and tibia Phosphorus 30 or 200 3 hourly
Cancer of bone, periosteum, especially the joints Symphytum6 or 30 3 hourly
Cancerous ulcer; especially when out-come is after suppression of Malaria Chininum sulph.30 or 200
3 hourly
Cancer of stomach, of axilla, oesophagus; painful cracks in corner of the mouths Condurango 30 or
200 3 hourly
Cancer of bladder, breast; disposition to pimples at adolenscence Asterias Rubens 30 or 200 3 hourly
Cancer of caecum, pylorus, duodenum; painful contraction with duodenal distention Ornithogalum Q
or 6 3 hourly
Cancer of cervix; bleeds easily; sensation of boiling water along the back Ustilago Q or 6 3 hourly
Cancer of face; ill effects of vaccination.Rapid exhaustion and emaciation Thuja oc.30 or 200 3 hourly
Cancer of lungs; sleep always disturbed by lewd dreams Cobaltum 30 3 hourly
Cancer of glands of the neck; patient sensitive to cold.Sensation of coldness in various parts Cistus
can.30 3 hourly
Cancer of testicles Cadmium phos.30 3 hourly
Cancer of vagina; prostate; can not control the urine; urine dribbles constantly while lying Kreosote 30
3 hourly
Cancerous history in the family or past history of cancer in the patient Carcinocin 200 or 1M
fortnightly (3)
Cancerous diathesis; over irritability Strychninum 200 or 1M fortnightly (3)
To expel the poison from effected lesion Silicea 12X or 30 4 hourly
When carbuncle turns towards gangrene; marked burning and restlessness Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Cancer affecting lower bowel with prolapsus Ruta grav.6 or 30 4 hourly
For External use: Hypericum lotion
CE R V I C A L SPON D Y L O S I S
Cervical spondylosis (see slipped disc, Spondylosis etc., also):
Vertigo; worse closing eyes due to degeneration of spinal cord Theridion 30 4 hourly
With muscular weakness; perspiration of hands, specially in bachelors Conium mac.200 or 1M 3
hourly (3)
With numbness; worse night Kali iod.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)
Head remedy; tearing pain with weakness Acid-phos.30 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly (3)
Pain nape of neck;better movements,worse by rest,cold and damp,after drinking icy cold water Rhus
tox.200 or 1M 4 hourly
CHOL E R A
Cholera is an acute infectious disease caused by the Bacillus Vibrio Cholerae. The spread of disease is
through water or contaminated food.In the beginning there is diarrhoea which becomes watery and
become profuse very soon.
There is sudden loss of fluids.
Acute vomiting, weak pulse, blood pressure falls down, urine becomes scanty.If not managed properly
patient may die due to loss of fluid.
Prophylatic remedy: Cuprum met.200 and Verat alb.200 alternate weekly throughout an epidemic
Head remedy; when body becomes cold with internal chill Camphor Q or 30 1/2 hourly
Desire for cold drinks - violent colic, especially around naval.Patients feels as if anus remains wide
open after passing stools Phosphorus 30 or 200 1/2 hourly
Stools - white like rice water; cold sweating and uncontrollable retching with drawing and cramps in
the fingers Verat-alb.30 1/2 hourly
When deathly nausea and cold sweat persists Tabacum 30 1/2 hourly
Body cold and bluish.Spasmodic diarrhoea, spasms starts from lower extremities and spread to upper
extremeties, muscles of abdomen and chest Cuprum met.30 1/2 hourly
Large, yellow, greenish, offensive stools Podophyllum 30 1/2 hourly
Burning sensation all over the body; restlessness, difficulty in breathing.Rapid onset of collapse.Thrist
for small quantities of water at frequent intervals Arsenic alb.30 1/2 hourly
When vomiting stops but diarrhoea continues; extremities icy cold but patient does not want to cover
him.More retching than vomiting Secale cor.30 1/2 hourly
When body becomes cold; respiration weak and laboured; patient desires to be fanned Carbo veg.30
1/2 hourly
When cholera symptoms are associated with loud, violent and deathly hiccough Cicuta v.30 1/2 hourly
C holera Infantum :
Complaints with cough; stools golden yellow; patient craves for icy cold drinks Phosphorus 30 1/2
hourly
When there is marked sour smell in stools Rheum 30 1/2 hourly
When there is frequent thirst for small quantity of water.Vomiting with frequent and watery stools;
restlessness Arsenic alb.30 1/2 hou
CHO R E A
Involuntary movement of muscles (see Nervousness also):
With pain and numbness Asafoetida 30 6 hourly
Angular; better during sleep Argentum nit.30 or 200 6 hourly
Jerking of arms and legs Mygale 200 weekly (3)
Due to disturbed emotions; specially facial muscles; worse after inhaling smoke Ignatia 200 6 hourly
Movements of head backward and forward; fear of dark Stramonium 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Tremors of hands; profuse sweating which do not relieve the complaints Mercurius sol.30 or 200 6
hourly
In chilly, weak, worn-out patients; worse by cold Zincum phos.30 6 hourly
Loss of control; movements of extremities; worse during sleep; contraction of muscles Causticum 30
or 200 6 hourly
COL IC :
Due to food poisoning; unquenchable thirst, sips water at frequent intervals; anxiety and restlessness
Arsenic alb.30 2 hourly
Due to acidity and ulcer; patient desires constant fanning; fresh air Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
Agonising; cutting pain; better bending double Colocynth.30 4 hourly
After over-eating; specially spicy-rich food or milk etc Nux vomica 30 3 hourly
During cholera with cold sweating Veratrum alb.30 2 hourly
Pain in abdomen due to worms Cina 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Due to flatulence; better bending backwards Dioscorea v.30 4 hourly
While eating; burning pain around the naval Calcarea renal.30 4 hourly
After abdominal operation Staphysagria 30 4 hourly
When pain comes and goes suddenly Belladonna 30 4 hourly
After taking rich, fatty food with loss of thirst; desire for cold, open air Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
When pains are intolerable; specially in pregnant woman; worse after anger Chamomilla 200 2 hourly
Severe, violent, spasmodic pain and intermittent Cuprum met.30 4 hourly
COL I T I S
Symptoms worse after anger; bitter taste; severe pain in abdomen causing patient bend over double
Colocynth.30 3 hourly
Greenish watery stools, gushing out with great force; abdomen distended Magnesia carb.30 4 hourly
Yellowish watery stools with flatulence; worse after eating, taking icy cold water or preserved fruits;
digestion slow China 6 or 30 4 hourly
Offensive and loose stools; patient can not even tolerate touch of cloth on abdomen; worse during
spring and after sleep Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
Ulcerative or simple colitis; after indignation (such as rape or inhuman acts; etc.) Staphysagria 200 or
1M fortnightly (3)
Stools containt white shreddy particles; distention of abdomen; pain over liver region; over sensitive to
smell of foods Colchicum 30 4 hourly
CONTACT DE R M A T I T I S
Contact Dermatitis means dermatitis due to allergy to a local applied agent
Useful remedy for acute stage isApis mel.30 and
For chronicity Graphites, Natrum Mur. Sulphur and Thuja oc.etc.
A B D O M I N A L PA I N
Violent, spasmodic pain, better by hot drinks Magnesia phos, 6X or 30 2 hourly
After over-eating; due to sedentary habits Nux Vomica 30 3 hourly
After abdominal pain; indignation Staphysagria 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain suddenly shifts and appears in distant parts like in fingers and toes.Pain better bending backwards
and stretching the body Dioscorea 30 3 hourly
In hypogastrium Cimicifuga 30 3 hourly
In lower abdomen Viburnam op.30 3 hourly
In front portion of abdomen; clean tongue Ipecac 30 3 hourly
In upper abdomen; stools hard, constipated Graphites 30 3 hourly
Radiating to other parts Plumbum met.30 3 hourly
Pain after discharging flatus excessively; worse eating rich, fatty foods Pulsatilla 30 3 hourly
With soreness above pelvis Verat-vir.30 3 hourly
Pain spasmodic; cutting, soon after eating Kali bich 30 3 hourly
Stiching pain; worse movements; colicky, before menses Kali carb.30 or 200 3 hourly (3)
Shooting pain; historical colic Ignatia 30 or 200 3 hourly (3)
Foods lies like a stone in stomach; stools hard, constipated; desire to lie quietly Bryonia 30 or 200 2
hourly (3)
Violent pains; better hard pressure; umbilical region Colocynth.30 3 hourly
Violent pain because of cold ;( particularly before passing stool), burning sensation China 6 3 hourly
Weakness,chilly feeling,whitish tongue,bad smell in mouth,pain in lower abdomen,stomach
upset,headache Nux moschata 3 3 hourly
Violent pain, restlessness, feeling of empty stomach, vomiting tendency, smell like rotton egg,
greenish stool with very bad smell Chamomilla 6 3 hourly
Pain due to cold wind at night, stomach upset Mercurious 6 3 hourly
Pain after taking oily, fatty food and then due to cold Pulsatilla 6 3 hourly
Pain due to cold with sleeplessness, feeling like weeping Coffea 6 3 hourly
CORO N A R Y TH R O M B O S I S
Coronary Thrombosis A clots in blood vessel or in one of the cavities of the heart, formed life
from
constituents of blood; it may be occlusive or attached to the vessel or heart wall obstructing the lumen.
(Seek medical aid immediately and in the meanwhile any of the following medicines according to
symptoms can be given)
Tightness and contraction of the chest; bruised pains Arnica 200 1/2 hourly (3)
Constriction of heart region as if the heart squeezed by a tight band Cactus g.Q or 30 1/2 hourly (6)
With numbness of the left arm and left sided paralysis.Cannot bear tight clothings around neck or
waist Lachesis 200 1/2 hourly (3)
Coronary thrombosis due to bad effects of anger Colocynth.200 1/2 hourly (3)
CRA M P S
(see Writer's Cramps also):
Cramps in cold water in swimmers.Cramps in calf muscles at night by stretching the legs at bed Rhus
tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Cramps in abdomen Aesculus glab.30 4 hourly
Writer's cramp; pain in parts of hand where bones lie near surface; worse cold Cyclamen 30 4 hourly
Cramps due to fatigue; bruised feeling as if beaten Arnica 30 or 200 3 hourly
With icy coldness of limbs and body;as in cholera,etc. Camphor.Q or 6 1/2 hourly
Cramps of calf muscles, soles and palms.beginning from fingers and toes; spasmodic Cuprum met.30
4 hourly
Cramp like drawing, in upper gluteals when standing; cold sweating Verat-alb.30 4 hourly
CYST I T I S
(Inflammation of Bladder
Head remedy; intense burning in urinary passage, urine comes drop by drop Cantharis 30 4 hourly
Frequent urination; last drop burns, urine mixed with blood; passes only few drops at a time; loss of
thirst Apis mel.30 4 hourly
Constant urging with great straining;pain travels down to thigh while making effort to pass urine
Pareira brava.Q or 6 4 hourly
Thick, muddy urine mixed with blood and albumin; constant tenesmus Terebinth.Q 4 hourly, 5 -10
drops
Intercurrent remedy Medorrhinum 200 or 1M weekly (3)
DA N D R U F F
Dandruff with itching of scalp and headache; worse bathing with hot water Lycopodium 30 or 200 4
hourly (3)
When the whole scalp is covered with dandruff and hair falls in large bunches Phosphorus 30 or 200 4
hourly (3)
Dandruff with itching of scalp; hair dry, crispy Medorrhinum 200 or 1M fortnightly (3)
Dandruff with intolerable itching; scalp sensitive; dry scales Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Dandruff white; scaly; hair dry, falls out; worse damp, humid atmosphere Thuja oc.200 or 1M weekly
(6)
Dandruff worse margins of scalp; oily, greasy skin and scalp Natrum mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy;hair dry,rough,lustreless,scalp foul smelling;itching intolerable Psorinum 200 or
1M fortnightly(3)
Dandruff profuse, scaly, profuse sweat on occiput Sanicula 30 4 hourly
Dandruff in circular patches, like ring worms; itching not relieved by scratching Sepia 30 or 200 4
hourly (3)
Yellowish, copious dandruff; ringworm; eczema on scalp; worse by heat Kali sulph.6X or 30 4 hourly
Whitish, copious dandruff Kali mur.6X or 30 4 hourly
DE N G U E FEV E R
With extreme pain deep into the bones; better sweating Eupator-perf.30 3 hourly
With muscular pains and restlessness; better by motion Rhus tox.30 or 200 3 hourly
Bilious, remittent fever; thirst before and after chill and heat; better after vomiting Nyctanthes a.Q or
30 3 hourly
Chilliness up and down the back; muscular soreness and exhaustion; dull, heavy head Gelsemium 30 3
hourly
Bursting;splitting headache;bodyache;thirst excessive;stools constipated;worse by motion Bryonia 30
or 200 3 hourly
High fever; restlessness with exhaustion, thirst unquenchable, sips water frequently Arsenic alb.30 3
hourly
DIA B ET E S MELL I TUS
Very efficacious remedy for blood sugar Syzygium j.Q 4 hourly,8 - 10 drops
Diabetes mellitus with emaciation Uranium nit.3X 4 hourly
When diabetes is due to nervous weakness; apathetic condition; general weakness; specially in men
Acid-phos.Q or 6 4 hourly
Complaints with excessive thirst; wasting disease; melancholy; constipation; in sad persons Natrum
mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Medorrhinum 200 fortnightly (3)
General debility;thirst for large quantity of water;profuse and frequent urination; recurrent boils with
much itching;diabetic itching Cephalandra ind. Q 4 hourly,5 -10 drops
Dryness of mouth,thirst increased;frequent urination at night;urine profuse;weakness after passing
urine;general debility;pruritus vulvae without eruptions Gymnema syl. Q 4 hourly,5 - 10 drops
Dryness of mouth without thirst.Feels thirsty for large quantity of cold water at night;involuntary
urination.Weakness in legs;better rest and pressure Sulphonamide 30 4 hourly
D R Y N E S S OF MOUT H
Dryness of mouth; as if burnt Medorrhinum 200 weekly (3)
Dryness of mouth; like burnt leather Hyoscyamus 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dryness of mouth and tongue Kali bich.30 4 hourly
Extreme dryness of mouth; of mucous membrane of mouth, nose and throat Wyethia 30 4 hourly
With excessive thirst; for small quantities at short intervals; restlessness Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4
hourly
Dryness of mouth without thirst; tongue stick to the roof of the mouth due to dryness Nux mosch.30 or
200 4 hourly
In diabetic patients Acid-phos.6 or 30 4 hourly
Dryness of mouth, without thirst Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
DY I N G
Birth and death are the entry and exit to this world. In western culture death has been a subject that is
avoided at all cost. There is so much emphasis on preserving life in western medicine that little thought
is given to the process of death. In the orient the process of death is studied with the same enthusiasm
as the processes of life. Over the many years that I ran free clinics in north India I learned much about
the subject from the yogis and yoginis. I have witness how they die, and I can tell you from personal
experience, it is vastly different than western people. I have seen more than one approach death sitting
in a meditation posture with their minds complete focused on their inner experiences. For them death is
a gate to another dimension and they do their best to pass through it consciously. The yogis have a
scripture that record the process of the death before the breath ceases, after its cessation, as well as after
the spirit leaves the body. This may sound ridiculous to some in the skeptical west, but with the study
of the near death experience by psychologists, hypnotist and physicians, the subject is beginning to
open up.
When a person is approaching death it is best to make them as comfortable as possible and keep the
environment quiet and supportive. In the same way that we have birthing coaches at the start of life, it
is best to have a death coach present during death to guide the person in the right direction. A
individual with a good knowledge of creative visualization is often the most equipped to help those in
the death transition. The family should be instructed not to hold on to the dying person and to say
things like "please don't die" or " we can't go on without you" as this only makes the situation worse. A
state of prayer and quiet contemplation, or meditation should be taken up by all those present including
the attendant health practitioners.
In emergency situations where medical procedures are being carried out to try and save life, care
should still be given to the mind of the sufferer. Talk to them as if they can hear you because
subconsciously they can. Tell them what you are doing and why in a calm a reassuring manner as you
carry out your procedures. Do not say things around an unconscious patient that you would not say to
them if they were conscious. In homeopathy there are remedies that relieve the pain associated with
death and help the person die. This may be called "homeopathic euthanasia", but the remedies do not
kill the patient or assist in suicide. The remedies just reduce the pain and mental suffering and help the
person let go at the right time. If the patient is capable of recovery, these same remedies may initiate
the process. Death is something we will all have to face some day so the best time to prepare for it is
while we are alive. As an old Himalayan yogi once said to me, "Death is a door to enlightenment,
better take advantage of it!"
Materia Medica
Aconite (2): Fear of death, but believes is will happen soon, predicts the time. Great anxiety, fear and
worry. Panic and terror. Fears the future and what it while bring. Anxious restlessness and tossing
about. Delirium, characterized by unhappiness, worry, fear, raving, and sufferer is rarely fully
conscious. Dry, burning heat, fever, and thirst.
Alumina (1): Confused as to his identity. Suicidal tendency on seeing a knife or blood. Low-spirited,
fears loss of reason. Old people who lack vital heat, or prematurely old, with debility. Worse <
periodically, in afternoon, morning of awaking, warm room.
Ant-T (2): The death rattle, great rattling of mucus but very little is expectorated. Coughing and
gasping consecutively. Edema and impending paralysis of the lungs. Drowsy and comatose condition.
Arsenicum (3*): Great anguish and restlessness with great prostration. The patient is very weak but
still wants to get and walk the floor although they can not. The suffer fears death, and of being alone.
Thinks it useless to take medicine. Fastidious, wants everything done a certain way. Suicidal. Worse <
at night. After midnight, cold drinks. Better > warmth, from the head being elevated.
Cocculus (1): Time travels too quickly, absorbed in reveries. Profound sadness. Sensations of
hollowness, or emptiness, as if parts had gone to sleep. Heavy and stupid. Can not bear contradictions.
Worse < eating, after loss of sleep, open air, touch, noise, jar, after emotional disturbances.
Cuprum Met (1): Fixed ideas, malicious and morose. Uses words not intended. Spasmodic affections,
cramps, and convulsions. Worse < contact. Better > drinking cold water.
Latrodectus Mactans (3): Anxiety screams with the pains. Extreme breathlessness, gasping respiration,
fears losing his breath. Skin cold as marble. Heart attacks.
Opium (2): The dying person wants nothing. Unable to understand of appreciate his suffering.
Complete loss of consciousness. Painlessness of all complaints. Heavy, stupid, sleep with irregular,
noisy breathing. Frightful fancies, daring, gay and bright. Hot, damp, skin. Worse < heat, during and
after sleep. Better > by cold things.
Pulsatilla (1): Tearful, sentimental, has a hard time letting go of loved ones. Wishes to be held and like
sympathy. Fears to be left alone. Religious melancholy. Must have open air or they feel suffocated.
Suits passive, changeable females or gentle men. Worse < heat, closed warm rooms. Better > open air,
cold application, cold food and drinks.
Rhus Tox (2): Extreme restlessness, with continual change of position (ars more anxious and
prostrated). Sensorium becomes cloudy. Great apprehension of the night, wants to get up out of bed.
Dreams of great exertion. Thought of suicide. Worse < during sleep, cold, night, at rest. Better > warm,
motion, change of position.
Tarentula Hispania (3): Averse to company but want some one present. Sensitive to music. Extreme
restlessness, must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates. Destructive impulses,
moral sense relaxed. Lasciviousness reaching almost to insanity. Ungrateful and discontented. Worse <
motion, contact, noise. Better > open air, music, bright colors, rubbing affected parts.
Veratrum Album (2): Delusions of impending misfortune. Attack of pain, with delirium driving them
to madness. Cursing and howling all night. Violent mania alternating with refusal to speak. Collapse,
extreme coldness, blueness, and weakness. Cold perspiration on the forehead. Worse < at night. Better
> warmth.
Repertorium
DYING, agony, while - Acon, alum, Ant-t., ARS, cocc, cupr, Lat-m., puls, Rhus-t., Op., TARENT,
Verat.
Mind -
Anguish and restlessness with great prostration - ARS.
company, averse to, but want some one present - Tarent.
Confused as to his identity - ALUM.
Cursing and howling all night - tarent.
Delirium driving them to madness - Tarent.
Drowsy and comatose condition - ANT-T.
Fear - ACON, Alum, ARS.
Being alone - Ars.. Puls.
Breath, losing his - Lat-m.
Fastidious, wants everything done a certain way - Ars.
Fixed ideas - cupr.
Lasciviousness - tarent.
Malicious and morose - cupr.
Misfortune, delusions of impending - VERAT.
Music, sensitive to, it > - TARENT.
Nothing, wants - OP.
Panic and terror - ACON.
Predicts the time - Acon.
Reveries, absorbed in - Cocc.
Restlessness - Ars, Rhus-t., Tarent.
Sadness, profound - COCC.
Screams with the pain - Lat-m.
Suicidal - Alum, Ars, Rhus-t.
Tearful, sentimental, has a hard time letting go of loved ones - PULS.
Time travels too quickly - COCC.
Ungrateful - Tarent.
Useless, thinks it, to take medicine - Ars.
Violent mania alternating with refusal too talks - Tarent.
EA R A C H E S
Earaches are fairly common in children from 6 months to 7 or 8 years old. There are three types of ear
affections, those of the external, middle and inner ears. Some earaches are infections whereas others are
caused exposure to cold, windy weather. Many reoccurring earaches are caused by dairy and wheat
sensitivities or allergies. It is important to restrict these foods when there are ear problems. The
Eustachian tubes may also become block causing pain, a stopped up feeling, hearing loss, and pressure
in the head. Whenever there is a discharge from the ear, the eardrum has been ruptured so there may be
temporary loss of some hearing. This will be restored by proper treatment. The following remedies are
most useful in treating acute attacks. They may remove the tendency for such problems. Chronic
reoccurring earaches should be treated with constitutional remedies. These remedies should be use to
prevent any further problems from arising.
Materia Medica
Aconite (2): Useful in early acute stage. External ear hot, swollen, red, meatus red and narrowed,
painfully sensitive. Earache with sharp pains, worse < at night. Acute pain, caused by exposure to dry,
cold winds. Bright red cheeks, high fever, dry skin, rapid pulse, with thirst for cold drinks. Child holds
the ear and is restless, anxious, fearful. Worse < violent emotions, fright, shock; cold, dry winds; night
in bed; pressure and touch. Better > open air and by a warm sweat. Suits plethoric, sanguine and
nervous types
Belladonna (3): Acute infections of the middle ear, sudden onsets, sharp, shooting, cutting pains in and
around the ear. Great heat, dilated pupils, throbbing of arteries in the throat, eardrums, head and body,
sweats on covered parts. Tympanic membrane is red, bulging with predominate blood vessels. Pain
makes the sufferer almost delirious, rolls head from side to side, jerks during sleep, child cries out in
sleep. The patient is either delirious or has very little anxiety or fear, no thirst with fever (acon, thirsty).
Worse < drafts, hair cuts or washing head; noise, jar, touch, motion, pressure; after taking cold or cold
air. Better > bed rest, sitting semi-erect. Suits plethoric sanguine types.
Capsicum (2): Soreness of the mastoid area of the temporal, mastoid threatens by inflammatory action,
pain and swelling behind the ear. Deep pain within the ear worse < night, suppurative infections with
itching deep in ear. Chronic suppuration with bursting headache, chilliness, ears are hot, red, and pain
goes to the throat, discharge is thick, yellow and purulent. Sub-acute inflammation of the Eustachian
tube with great pain and dryness with heat in the throat. Aching in one or both ears when coughing.
Excessively peevishness, peppery deposition, homesickness. Worse < open air, uncovering, draughts.
Better > from heat, while eating. General lack of cleanliness of body, suits individuals with lax fiber,
diminished vital heat, plethoric, sluggish, nature; pseudo-plethoric phlegmatic. Red face yet cold to
touch.
Chamomilla (3): Violent stitching pains in ear which cause screaming and great tossing about. An
earache with tearing pain, extorting cries, the patient becomes almost furious and can not bear the pain.
Children are very irritable, fretful and must be carried all the time. The ears are hot, red, or one cheek
red and hot, the other cold and pale. Fever with hot, sweaty head and thirst. Worse < anger. cold air,
bathing, change of weather, dentition, puberty, milk. Better > lying on painful side, dry climates.
Ferr Phos (2): Dull, heavy, full feeling in head from dilation of blood vessels, face flushed, feels
swollen, meatus and tympanic membrane are red and infused with blood. Useful in the first stages of
inflammation with redness or if there is hemorrhages of blood. High fever with a lack of accompanying
symptoms, thirst is not marked. Better > by quiet and recumbent position, Worse > night (4 to 6 A.M.),
noise, cold air, by sudden or continued motion which aggravate the beating and hammering. Not as
violent as Acon or Bell yet is attended by pulsations and heat.
Hepar Sulph (3): Extreme sensitiveness to contact, dread of contact out of proportion to the actual
pain. Canal filled with white, cheesy, bloody pus, and surrounded by irritated, scurfy skin with little
pustules in meatus and auricle wherever the pus has touched. In advanced stages the discharge is green,
thin, offensive, and smelly. Sore throat, with sharp stitching pains that extend to the ears when
swallowing. Worse < cold, uncovering, touch, lying on painful parts. Better > heat, head wrapped up.
Suits, irritable, bad tempered individuals who sweat without relief and are very chilly and
hypersensitive to the slightest cold draft.
Kali Mur (2): Catarrh of middle ear, retracted tympanic membrane, thick white mucus, tongue coated
white or grayish-white, swollen Eustachian tubes with swollen cervical glands. Ears problems due to
flying or rapid ascend and descend, snapping noises in the ears.
(A). Kali Bich (3): Discharges of thick, yellow, stringy, mucus or pus. Inflammation of the middle and
inner ear.
(B). Kali Phos: Discharges of watery, dirty, brown, fetid pus with easy bleeding.
(C). Kali Sulph: Discharges of an orange yellow, sticky nature. Useful after Pulsatilla where the
remedy does not complete the cure.
Mercurius (3): Ear infections with swollen parotid glands, offensive breath, moist mouth with swollen
tongue showing the indentations of the teeth and thirst. Acrid, thick yellow-green, blood streaked, or
fetid bloody discharges. Pains in the ear extending to the face and teeth. Excoriation and ulceration of
the meatus, ulceration of the tympanic membrane that bleeds on the slightest touch, ulceration of
concha. Constant cold sensation in the ears, creeping chilliness, sweat much without relief, sensitive to
cold and heat, great weariness, prostration and trembling. Suits individuals who are slow in answering
questions, memory weakened and loss of will power. Mistrustful and weary of life.
(A). Mercurius Iod. Flav. Sudden sharp pains in the right ear, throbbing, bore from within outward.
(b). Mercurius Iod. Rub. Left Eustachian tube affected. Ears close for a few moments at a time.
(c). Mercurius Dulc. Middle ear infections, closure of Eustachian tube, ear troubles in scrofulous
children, membrane tympani retracted, thickened and immovable. Pallor, flabby, bloated and turgid
flaccidity.
Pulsatilla (3): Inflammation of the external ear, heat, redness, sensation as if something was being
forced out of the ear, or of a plug with defective hearing. Discharges of bland, inoffensive, yellow or
yellowish greenish pus or mucus. Suits fretful, whiny, tearful individuals who seek sympathy and are
better > by consolation. Adapted to warm constitutions who are worse < warmth and closed rooms and
seek fresh open air (even if chilly). Thirstless even with dry mouth. Worse < warmth, warm air, closed
rooms, evening, rest. Better > by cold, fresh open air, uncovering, gentle motion, erect posture and
weeping or being held and consolation.
Silica (3): Itching of Eustachian tube and in ears, the child bores into its ears when asleep, causing
discharge of blood and pus. Stopped up feeling in the ears, passing off when yawning or swallowing.
Offensive, watery, curd-like discharges with soreness of inner nose and crust on upper lip. Necrosis of
ear bones, mastoid (comes in after Caps.) or perforations of the drum that refuse to heal. Suits chilly,
yielding, nervous, excitable individuals who seem to lack grit and have a tendency to foul foot sweats
or sweat on the head during first sleep. Obstinate children who do not outwardly object to what they are
told but just tend to ignore advice and do what they want. Worse < cold air, drafts, uncovering, new
moon. Better > warmth, wraps to the head, wrapping ear.
Sulphur (3): Much itching in the ears, changing to pain when attempting to scratch them. Dirty,
offensive, sometimes sour-smelling discharges. Children who are averse to washing, feeling as if there
is water in the ear. Burning. Suit to those who with heat on the vertex, palms or burning feet with a
tendency toward skin itching eruptions. Fever with hot head and cold feet. Ill effects of suppression of
discharges from the ears.
Repertorium
EARACHES - Acon, BELL, Caps., CHAM, FERR-P., HEP, Kali-b., Kali-m., kali-p., Kali-s., MERC,
merc-d., Merc-i-f., Merc-i-r., PULS, SIL, SULPH.
Bright red cheeks, high fever, dry skin, rapid pulse - Acon.
Discharges -
Bland, inoffensive, yellow or yellowish greenish pus or mucus - PULS.
Dirty, offensive, sometimes sour-smelling - Sulph.
Fetid, bloody discharges - Merc.
Green, thin, offensive, and smelly - Hep.
Offensive, watery, curd-like discharges - Sil.
Orange yellow, sticky nature - Kali-s.
Thick -
Yellow and purulent - Caps.
Yellow-green, blood streaked- Merc.
Yellow, stringy mucus or pus - Kali-b.
Watery, dirty, brown, fetid pus with easy bleeding - Kali-p.
White -
Cheesy, bloody pus - Hep.
Thick mucus - Kali-m.
Dull, heavy, full feeling in head from dilation of blood vessel - Ferr-p.
Fever with a lack of accompanying symptoms - Ferr-p.
Heat, dilated pupils, throbbing of arteries in the throat, eardrums, head and body, sweats on covered
parts - BELL.
Mind -
Anxiety or fear, little - Bell.
Child holds the ear and is restless, anxious, fearful - Acon.
Delirious, rolls head from side to side, jerks during sleep, child cries out in sleep - Bell.
Fretful, whiny, tearful individuals who seek sympathy and are better > by consolation - Puls.
Furious, can not bear the pain- CHAM.
Irritable -
Bad tempered - Hep.
Fretful and must be carried all the time - Cham. Peevishness, peppery deposition - Caps.
Homesickness - Caps.
Worse < violent emotions, fright, shock - acon.
Yielding, nervous, excitable individuals who seem to lack grit - Sil.
Pains -
Aching in one or both ears when coughing - Caps.
Acute pain, caused by exposure to dry, cold winds - Acon.
Eustachian tube pain, dryness and heat in the throat - Caps.
Extending to the face and teeth - Merc.
Extreme sensitiveness to contact, dread of contact out of proportion to the actual pain - HEP.
Hot -
Swollen, red, meatus red, narrowed, painfully sensitive - Acon.
Red and pain goes to the throat - Caps.
Inflammation of the external ear - PULS.
Itching in the ears changing to pain when scratching - SULPH.
Sharp pains, worse < at night - Acon.
Soreness of the mastoid area - Caps.
Sore throat, with sharp stitching pains that extend to the ears when swallowing - Hep.
Tearing pain, extorting cries, the patient becomes almost furious and can not bear the pain - CHAM.
Violent stitching pain cause screaming and great tossing about - Cham.
Thirst - Acon. Merc.
Thirstless - Bell, Puls.
No thirst with fever - Bell.
Tympanic membrane -
Red, bulging with predominate blood vessels - Bell.
Red and infused with blood - Ferr-p.
Retracted - Ferr-p.
Ulceration bleeds on the slightest touch - Merc.
Stages -
Early acute - Acon, Bell, ferr-p.
ECZ E M A
Acute; eruptions with tendency to scale formation Rhus tox.30 or 200 3 hourly (3)
Weeping; with cracks, sticky discharge; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
At the borders of hair; raw, red and inflammted; worse eating salt or at seashore Natrum mur.30 or
200 4 hourly (3)
Due to staphylococcus or streptococcus infection) Sulphuric acid.30 4 hourly (3)
With yellowish pus; worse by heat, better by cold, open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
Dry and scaly eruptions; worse on scalp and face; worse by warmth of bed.Thin, fetid, excoriating
discharge; looks dirty Psorinum 200 10 min (3)
Eczema of beard; watery, oozing with itching; worse by washing Arsenic iod.30 3 hourly (3)
With thick crusts; of head, ears, face and body; scratching changes location of itching Staphysagria 30
or 200 3 hourly (3)
With digestive, liver or urinary disorders; skin becomes thick and indurated Lycopodium 30 or 200 4
hourly (3)
Of fingers and toes eriptions like variola; with loss of nails Borax 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
At hair margins; eruptions like variola Hydrastis can.30 4 hourly (3)
Without itching; exudation forms into a hard, lemon coloured crust Cicuta v.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
Chronic with irritation; worse by warmth of bed at night Sulphur 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
With redness; irritability and anxiety; unquenchable thirst Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
Weeping; in the bend of elbows and knees; foul breath Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)
After Mercurius sol; pustular; sensitive patient; better by warmth; worse by cold Hepar sulph.30 or
200 4 hourly (3)
Eczema on the palms; blisters; burning and intense itching Ranun-bulb.30 4 hourly (3)
ENC E P H A L I T I S
(Inflammation of the brain)
The inflammation of the brains occurs due to various reasons; as trauma, various kinds of infections,
viral infections or allergic reactions, etc.The constitutional or indicated remedy according to the
symptoms is helpful.
In severe cases hospitalization should be preferred.
Aconite,Cuprum met.,Eupatorium perf.,Belladonna,Nux vomica,
Hyoscyamus,opium,Stramonium,Verat-vir,Zincum met.,Helleborus.etc. They are the main remedies in
homoeopathy for this ailment.
Complete rest in a dark, airy and quiet room; and light diet (easily digestible and nutritious) is
necessary.
EPIL E P S Y
A nervous disease with loss of consciousness and with tonic and convulsions.
Worse before menstruation Oenanthe cro.30 4 hourly (3)
During moon phases; spasmodic affections, cramps, convulsions, etc., beginning in fingers and toes
Cuprum met.30 or 200 4 hourly
During sleep at night Bufo rana 30 or 200 4 hourly (6)
Due to fright; loud screaming and unconscious state Opium 200 or 1M 6 hourly (3)
Due to worms; itching of nose and anus Cina 200 or 1M weekly (3)
Due to suppression of eruptions Agaricus m.30 or 200 4 hourly
Due to unfortunate love, shock or grief Ignatia 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Due to head injury Natrum sulph.200 or 1M fortnightly (3)
Due to menstrual disorders Cedron 200 weekly (3)
With swelling of stomach; thumbs turn inwards during attack; worse touch or jar Cicuta v.30 4 hourly
(3)
EY E INJU R I E S
Injuries to the eyes are always dangerous due to the sensitivity of the structures. If there is any question
as to the severity of the injuries see a doctor. In major injuries give Arnica for shock, gently cover the
eye with a clean gauze pad, and call 911 or drive the victim to the hospital. Small foreign bodies such
as dust, sand or grit can be washed from the eye with gently running water and then bathed in
Calendula solution. Larger objects can be wiped off the eyeball with a clean handkerchief that is dipped
in Calendula. It is sometimes helpful to lift the lid to stimulate tear flow to clean the eye of foreign
substances. If pain persists after removal of the foreign object, and the eye become red, inflamed, and
feels as if there is something still in it, give Aconite. If the pain continues for more than 12 hours seek
medical attention. The specific remedies for eye injuries are listed below.
Materia Medica
Aconite (3*): Pain from scratched cornea following removal of foreign bodies. Sensation as if there is
sand in the eye. The first stage of inflammation, prior to exudation, of conjunctive cornea or iris, or
after injuries or surgical operations. Eyeball sensitive to motion. Lids swollen, hard, and red. Aversion
to light. Profuse watering after exposures to dry, cold winds, reflections of snow. Eye injuries that
cause fear, restlessness and panic and hot, dry fevers with thirst, etc. Worse < night, warm room, cold
winds. Better > open air.
Allium Cepa (2): Ophthalmia after operation or trauma with great pain. Excessive non-excoriating
lachrymation but bland nasal discharge (rev. of Euphr). Person looks like they have been cutting up
onions. Burning of the margins of the lids. Worse < evenings, warm room.
Arnica (3*): Traumatic ophthalmia. Retinal hemorrhages from injuries or naturally. The eyes fell sore,
aching, bruised, and have tearing, shooting pains. Double vision from trauma and head injuries. The
eyes are very bloodshot. Often used as the first remedy to relieve shock and to prevent the undesired
effects of injury. Worse < night, jarring, touch. Better > warmth, lying.
Calendula (3): Traumatic conjunctivitis, keratitis and iritis. Wounds of lids and brows. Useful as a
lotion where there are foreign bodies in the eyes.
Cantharis (3 for burns). Inflammation of eyes caused by burns, burning in eyes and glowing heat as
from coals. Biting sensation as if salt were in the eyes.
(A). for chemical burns, Causticum.
Cicuta Virosa (2): Spasmodic affection of the eyes, strabismus occurring after a fall or blow. The eyes
are sensitive to light, letters go up or down or disappear, or colors of rainbow around them. Objects
appear double or black; pupils dilated in concussion of the brain, or contracted in spasmodic affection.
Worse < touch, draughts, concussion, tobacco smoke.
Euphrasia (2): Acrid, profuse lachrymation that may have concomitant bland discharge from the nose
(rev. of All-c.). Useful in inflammations after injuries where the lids are red and swollen and thick,
yellow, acrid, discharges. Blurring of the eyes > by winking. Worse < evening, indoors, sunlight, light
and night. Better winking and in the dark.
Colocynthis (1): Glaucoma, with sever burning, cutting and sticking pains, extending to the head and
around the eye. Feels as if the eye will fall out. Worse < night, stooping. Better > pressure, walking in a
warm room. Glaucoma is very dangerous as well as painful and may cause blindness. The person will
need immediate emergency treatment by a doctor.
Crocus (1): Lancinating pains in the eyes after surgical operations. Obstinate painful spasms of
eyelids, most violent at night. Feeling as if a film of mucus were over them, presses the lids tightly
together form time to time. Constant winking with suffusion of eyes in tears.
Hamamelis (3): Inflammation and ulceration of conjunctiva and cornea, if caused by a blow or burn.
Traumatic iritis, with great pain at night and hemorrhage into interior of eye.
Heper Sulph (1): Useful when there is suppurative ophthalmia from an injury. Purulent discharges and
splinter-like pains. Deep sloughing ulceration of the cornea, with intense photophobia, profuse
lachrymation, throbbing aching shooting pains, better by warmth. Lids are spasmodically close,
sensitive to touch and bleed easily upon opening. The patient is very chilly and irritable. Worse < dry
cold winds, cool air, slightest draught, touch. Better > wrapping up head, warmth, and after eating.
Hypericum (3): Old injuries, pain and irritation of eye from injury several years before. Useful in cases
where the nerves of the eyes seem affecting and there are neuralgic pains.
Ledum (2): Puncture wounds to the eyes. Contusions with extravasations of blood into lids.
Ecchymosis (bruising) of the conjunctiva. Hemorrhages after surgery. Burning of the lids and a feeling
as if there is sand in the eyes. There is severe pain on attempt to open lids, sensation as if head and eyes
were pressed asunder. Great lachrymation and nocturnal aggravation. The injured parts feel cold and
are better > by cold. Worse < heat, warmth, motion, night. Better > cold, lying down.
Silica (1): Useful when there a splinters and foreign object in the eye. If given early it can remove
imbedded objects in the eyeball without pus formation.
Staphysagria (2): Pain from laceration and incised wounds of the globe or cornea. Sharp, clean cuts to
and around the eyes. Useful after surgical operations. Worse < using the eyes, pain prevents reading or
working by artificial light.
Sulphur (1): Pains as if there is a splinter or some other foreign body sticking in the eye. Sometime
useful after Aconite when a foreign body has been removing yet some pain still remains. The edges of
the eyes are redder than natural and there is biting, burning pains or a sensation as if there were sand in
the eyes. May be useful when well selected remedies do not act. Worse < becoming heated. Better >
open air.
Sulphuric Acid (1): Interocular hemorrhage due to trauma. Useful when old bruises and black eyes
remain discolored.
Symphytum(3): Pain in the eye from a blow, trauma, or from orbital fractures. Pain in the eye form a
blow with and obtuse object. One of the greatest remedies for traumatic injuries to the eye.
Repertorium
EYES, Injuries - ACON., All-c., ARN., calc., calc-s., CALEN., Euphr., HAM., hep., HYPER., Led.,
sil., Staph., sulph., sul-ac., SYMPH.
black eyes, ecchymosis - Acon., ARN., Bell., CACT., Con., Ham., Lach., LED., Lyc., Phos., Sul-ac.,
SYMPH.
Blow to - arn, led, Symph.
Blindness
Injury after - ARN.
Light, by - Calc., graph, mang, phos.
Artificial light - aur-m, Chin., lyc, mang, nux-m., phos.
Entering light form darkness - Dig.
Sun - Lith.
Lighting stroke - Phos.
Snow - Acon, Cic.
Sunlight, sleeping in - Con.
Burns - CANTH., Ham.
Chemicals, of - Caust.
Cataract
Contusion, after - Arn, Con.
Operation after - arn., CALEN, Seneg.
Conjunctiva
Ecchymosis and injuries - Acon, Arn, Ham., lach., led., nux-v.
Inflammation, traumatic - Acon. Arn. Bell Calen., canth. Euphr. Ham, led, sulph.
Erysipelatous, from bites of insects - Led.
Foreign objects - ACON, ARN, Calc., calen, Puls, SIL, sulph.
Irritation of conjunctiva - Acon., sul.
Sand and dust - Sul.
Glare of fire or bright lights - Acon., canth., glon., merc.
inflammation, after injuries - ACON., ARN., calc., calc-s., CALEN., Euphr., Ham., Hep., HYPER.,
LED., Puls., sil., Staph., Sulph., sul-ac., SYMPH.
Iritis, traumatic - Acon., Arn., bell., Ham., led., rhus-t.
Old injuries of several years pain - Hyper.
Opacity, from wounds - Euphr.
Operations, bad effect from -Acon., arn., asar., bry., croc., ign., Led., rhus-t.. seneg. sront-c., thuj.
Burn pains after - Staph., Zinc.
Orbits, injuries to - Acon., Arn., ham., symph.
Fractures to - SYMPH.
Paralysis of lid after injuries - led.
Redness, after injuries - ACON., Arn., Euphr., Hep., sil.
Retina - Acon., Arn., bell., Ham., lach., led., phos.
hemorrhages of retina from trauma - Acon., Arn., bell., bothrops., croc., Crot-h., Ham., lach., Led.,
phos., sul-ac., symph.
Scratched, cornea - acon., Calen., HYPER.
Splinters in - ACON., Calc., Calen., HYPER., Sil., Sulph.
Strabismus, dependent of injuries - Cic.
Vaccinations, inflammation after - Thuj.
Wounds, from cuts, surgery, etc. - acon., arn., CALEN., euphr., hyper., STAPH.
Hemorrhage in chamber after iridectomy - led.
Lacerations - Staph.
Neuralgia - Facial(Nerve pain):
Sudden onset;after exposure to dry,cold winds Aconite nap.30 or 200 3 hourly
Periodic attacks;burning pain;worse around the eyes and temples;worse by cold;better by warmth
Arsenic alb.30 or 200 3 hourly
Facial neuralgia;darting pain in the cheek bones,nose,jaws,temples or in the neck;rush of blood
towards head Belladonna 30 3 hourly
Periodical attacks;extreme sensitivity and soreness of the skin;due to fluid loss China off.30 4 hourly
Violent;unbearable darting pain,more towards left side of the face,extends towards head and
temples;worse by touch Chamomilla 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Pain towards right side of the face;worse in the evening 4 - 8 P.M. and warmth Lycopodium 30 or 200
10 min(3)
Facial neuralgia with coldness and torpor in the affected side of the of the face;loss of thirst,worse in
the evening Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Shooting pain along the nerve;better by heat and pressure Magnesia phos.6X or 30 3 hourly
Pain improves only with heat of stove Mezereum 30 4 hourly(3)
Left sided neuralgia;burning,stitching,intolerable pain Spigelia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain worse during night(intercurrent remedy) Syphilinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
FA I N T I N G
Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness caused by interference of the blood flow to the brain due
to emotions, pain, hunger, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, hyperventilation, heat exhaustion,
pregnancy, lack of fresh air, over heating and weakness. It may also be concomitant to other more
serious illnesses such as internal or external bleeding, stroke, or some hidden pathology. If a faint last
more than a few minutes, or is becoming more frequent, seek medical attention. Some individuals a
prone to fits of fainting, especially those of a hysterical, nervous temperament.
When a person faints it is necessary to check to see if they are breathing, or have injured themselves
while falling. If they are breathing, loosen any tight clothing, and put them in the recovering position
(refer). When they have regain consciousness give them the emotional support they need and let them
sip some cold water. If the person remains unconscious for more than a few minutes they may be
suffering from a dangerous illness and need medical support. Call you doctor or 911 immediately.
Monitor the victim's pulse and respiration every five minutes and keep a close eye on their breathing.
Be prepared to give artificial respiration (refer) or CPR (refer ), if necessary, until help arrives.
Materia Medica
Aconite (3): Violent palpitation of heart, congestion of blood to head, buzzing in ear, fainting as soon
as patient raises himself from recumbent position, with chills and deathly paleness of face, which was
previously red. Vertigo, < worse on rising and shaking head. Fainting due to fright.
Camphora (2): Icy surface, sudden sinking, filiform pulse. Face may be red while lying, but, if raised
up, turns pale and patient faints. Although icy cold, he throws off clothing as soon as he is strong
enough to move, even if still unconscious. Vertigo with tendency toward unconsciousness, feeling as if
they are going to die. Icy coldness of the whole body. Worse < motion, night, contact, cold air.
Carbo Veg (2): Fainting after sleeping, while yet in bed, or after rising in morning. Fainting from
dehydration. Faintness with great weakness, on slight exertion, with palpitations of heart, afterwards
sleepy. Sluggish, fat and lazy. Aversion to darkness. Worse < cold, damp weather.
Chamomilla (3): Fainting with dizziness, darkness of sight, hard hearing sensation of qualmishness
and faintness in pit of stomach. Hot sweaty forehead. Fainting caused by severe pain. Fainting from
giddiness, anger, hysteria, sudden emotion. Impatient, intolerant of being spoken to, snappish. Worse <
by heat, anger, open air, wind, night. Better > from being carried.
China (3): Fainting from dehydration and loss of blood. Dizzy when walking. Apathetic, indifferent,
and despondent. Worse < from loss of vital fluids.
Cocculus (3): Faint from lack of sleep, jet lag, motion sickness. Vertigo, nausea, especially when
riding in a car, on shipboard, or on rising. Worse < eating after loss of sleep, open air, smoking, riding ,
swimming, touch, noise, jar, afternoon, menstrual period, and after emotional disturbances.
Coffea (1): Suitable to sensitive persons, and if the symptoms cause by fright fail to be relieve by
Aconite. Fainting due to over excitement. Unusual activity of mind and body. Worse < sudden
emotions, joy, narcotics, strong odors.
Digitalis (3): Vertigo and dim vision precede the faint, pulse very slow, nausea and deathly weakness
in epigastrium. Heaviness of head, sensation as if they would fall backward. Fainting with heart
problems. Worse < when sitting erect, after meals and music. Better > when stomach is empty, in open
air.
Elaps (1): Remedy made from Coral-snake. Disposition to faint, especially on stooping or vomiting
mucus, sensation as if all the blood collected in head, with cold hands.
Hepar Sulph (3): Paroxysm sets in during evening, preceded by vertigo. Hypersensitive, fainting from
even minor pain. Very chilly. Slightest cause irritates him. Worse < cold, dry winds, cool air. Better >
wrapping up the heat, form warmth, after eating.
Ignatia (3): Fainting brought on by intense emotions or emotional shock. Fainting in crowd room,,
before menses, fright. Hysteria and over excitement. The affects of grief and worry. Can not bear
tobacco smoke. Worse < morning, open air., after meals., coffee., smoking..
Ipecac (3): Fainting with persistent nausea and vomiting, from loss of blood or vital fluids. Worse <
periodically, most, warm weather, lying down.
Lachesis (3). Tendency to faint in women, apparent death, neither pulse nor breathing perceptible after
a pain in heart, from fright or grief. Asthma, vertigo, pale face nausea, vomiting, pains and stitches in
cardiac region cold sweat, spasms, trismus, stiffness and swell of body, etc.. Fainting from closed
rooms., menopausal period, during menses., before menses., hysteria., over excitement. Worse < after
sleep.
Laurocerasus (2): Long lasting faints, no reactive power, face pale-blue, surface cold. Fluids force
down throat, roll audibly into stomach. As if faint is attendant upon some poison in system. Regain
color very slowly, fainting from cardiac weakness.
Moschus (3): The fainting set in at night, or into open air, with pulmonary spasms or succeeded by
headache. Hysteria and nervous paroxysms, fainting fits and convulsions, catalepsy. Much nervous
trembling and frequent fainting. Vertigo on least movement, sensations as if falling form a great height.
Uncontrollable laughter, sexual hypochondriasis. Weak pulse with fainting. Worse < cold. Better > in
open air, rubbing.
Nux Moschata (3): Marked tendency to fainting fits, with heart failure. Strange feeling with irresistible
drowsiness. General inclination to become unconscious during acute attacks. Stagger on trying to walk.
Changeable nature, laughing and crying. Bewildered sense, as in a dream. Cold extremities, extreme
dryness of mucous membranes and skin. Worse < motion, jar.
Nux Vomica (3): The fainting sets in principally in the morning, or after meal. Suitable for pregnant
females or persons worn out by mental labor or addicted to hard liquors. Generally when nausea, pale
face, scintillation's before the eyes or obscuration of sight, pains in the stomach, anguish, trembling and
congestion of blood to the head or chest are present, followed by great debility and restlessness. Worse
< morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold. Better
> from a nap, if allowed to finished it, in evening, while at rest, strong pressure.
Opium (2): Fainting from fright. Depressed nervous system, drowsiness, stupor, painlessness,
sluggishness, and lack of vital reaction. Eyes half closed, red, bloodshot, with contracted, insensible
pupils. Worse < heat, during and after sleep. Better > cold things and walking.
Phosphoric Acid (2). Debility, producing a nervous exhaustion. Mental debility leads to physical
weakness. The faint set in after a meal. Useful when Nux-v. fails. Listless, apathetic., indifferent.
Effects of grief and mental shock. Worse < exertion from being talked to, loss of vital fluids, sexual
excesses. Better > keeping warm.
Pulsatilla (3): Fainting in a closed or crowded room. The patient seeks the open air, always feels better
there, even if they feel chilly. Thirstless, peevish and thirsty. Suits mild, gentle, yielding dispositions.
Worse < from heat, rich food, after eating, towards evening, warm rooms. Better > open air, motion,
cold application, cold food and drinks even though they are not thirsty.
Sulphur (3): Faintness about noon or 11 a.m. she can not wait for her meal. Flushes of heat, head on
the top of the heat, dislike of water, sinking feeling at stomach about 11 a.m., dry hair and skin, and cat
nap sleep. Hot sweaty hands and burning of the feet. Worse < at rest, when standing, from alcoholic
stimulants, periodically. Better > lying on the right side, drawing the affected limbs up.
Tabacum (2): Weakness and faint spells, nausea, giddiness, deathly paleness, cold perspiration, dilated
pupils and trembling of limbs. Pulse intermittent pulse. Confusion of mind, vertigo, or falling down.
Pulse is weak and soft. Worse < opening eyes, evening, extremes of heat and cold. Better > uncovering,
open fresh air.
Veratrum (3): The faint set in after the least motion, or are preceded by great anguish or despondency,
or attended by spasms, lockjaw, convulsive motions of the eyes and eyelids etc.. Cold perspiration on
the forehead. Extreme coldness, blueness, and weakness. Delusions of impeding misfortune. Worse <
at night, wet, cold weather. Better > walking and warmth
Repertorium
FAINTING - ACON., Camph., Carbo-v., CHAM., CHIN., COCC., coff., DIG., elaps., HEP., IGN.,
IP., Op., LACH., Laur., MOSCH., NUX-M., NUX-V., Phos-ac., PULS., staph., SULPH., Tab.,
VERAT..
Blood, loss of - Acon., carbo-v., ip., lach., CHIN., verat..
Closed room - Acon., ip., Lach., PULS., Tab..
Crowded room - Ign., Nux-m., nux-v., PULS., sulph.
Dehydration - Carbo-v., CHIN., IP., nux-m., nux-v., PH-AC., Verat.
Giddiness - cham, hep.
Menopausal period - ACON., chin., cocc.
FI L A R I A S I S
A diseased state due to the presence of filaria which burrows in the skin,producing irritation and
swelling.
In early filariasis,the onset is manifested by painful swelling of the scrotal contents.Acute swelling of
the lymph glands of the inguinal and femoral lesion is common
In cases of recent origin;frequent episodes of adenolymphangitis;worse by exertion;cord like swelling
Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Hot patient;excessive thirst - drinks large quantities at long intervals;worse motion'local oedema of all
types,specially fibrotic Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly
With glossy oedema;thirstlessness,burning sensation;worse by heat Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Complaints with intolerance to sun;desire for extra salt in all preparations;thirst increased.Mental
irritabilty;aversion to sympathy;worse at sea shore Natrum mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
In hot patients,desire for cold;thirstlessness with dryness of mouth;changing moods;weeps while
telling symptoms;gentle,mild disposition Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
With complaints of male genitalia;hydrocele;worse by storms Rhododendron 200 or 1M weekly(3)
With local or generalised burning;better by cold;desire for sweets;cold accompanied by gastric
complaints or skin ailments Sulphur 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Profuse sweat which does not relieve;thirst with moist mouth;suppurative tendency;stools in Q
effectual,contains mucous;oedema of legs which becomes hard Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chilly patient;desire for warm food,sweets;flatulent dyspepsia;always in a hurry;worse by heat
Lycopodium 200 or 1M weekly(3)
FISSU R E
(Anal):
To start the treatment (also intercurrent) Tuberculinum k.1M or 10M fortnightly(6)
With a sensation of splinters piercing into the anus;foul smelly discharge Acid-nit.30 or 200 weekly(3)
Rectum feels as if full of broken glasses;burns for hours after passing stools Ratanhia 6 or 30 6 hourly
Fissure due to severe constipation;hard stools with mucous Graphites 30 or 200 6 hourly
Constant smartness in the anus all the time;with much oozing Paeonia Q or 30 4 hourly
Fissure due to dryness of all the mucous membranes of the body;watering from mouth or watering
from nose or eyes Natrum mur.30 4 hourly
Stools come down with difficulty,with spasm of splinters,when partly expelled recedes back Silicea
12X or 30 4 hourly
Marked redness around anus with constant burning and urging to pass stools Sulphur 30 or 200 6
hourly
FISTU L A
(Ano)
Fistula means pipe and Fistula-in-ano means a pipe like canal opening usually at or near the
anus.Fistula can be blind,internal or open.The out-come is usually the result of a simple or tubercular
abscess in the tissue surrounding the rectum.This abscess opens into the bowel and on the surface of
skin.
To start the treatment(also intercurrent) Tuberculinum k.200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Initial stage of pus formation with throbbing pain;redness of anus Belladonna 30 and Mercurius sol.30
Alternate 3 hourly
When first stage is over and there is intense pain;abscess turns into pus Hepar sulph.30 4 hourly
When ulcerative stage comes and the passage converts into sinus;fetid,watery discharge Silicea 12X or
30 4 hourly
In tubercular patients(intercurrent remedy)who are susceptible to cold Bacillinum 200 or 1M
fortnightly(3)
When there is intense hammering pain in the rectum Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Soreness and intense burning pain;greenish discharge Acid-nit.200 or 1M weekly(3)
In blind fistula;yellowish,greenish painless discharge Sulphur 200 or 1M weekly(3)
With tearing pain around the anus;to improve the drainage of the passage Berberis vulg.Q 4 hourly,5 -
10 drops
Burning and soreness in the rectum;chronic large piles;better in humid climate Causticum 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
For External Use:
Lotion of Hydrastis or Calendula.
FOO D PO I S O N I N G
Due to eating melons or drinking impure water Zingiber 30 1/2 hourly
Eating icy preparations;preserved food or over rippen fruits Arsenic alb.30 1/2 hourly
After eating spoiled or tinted food;patient wants fresh air,fanning Carbo veg.30 1/2 hourly
After eating rich,fatty food;non-veg,variety foods,chocolates,etc. Pulsatilla 30 1/2 hourly
FR A C TU R E OF BON E S
Fractures of the bones are always very traumatic experiences. A simple fracture involves solely the
bones, whereas a compound fracture causes the skin to be broken. In a complete fracture the bone is
entirely broken, whereas in an incomplete fracture, the bone is cracked. The most serious fractures are
those to the skull and spine. Do not move the victim more than necessary as it may cause further injury.
Severe bleeding must be dealt with immediately (refer) and loss of consciousness (refer) should be
attended to before the fracture. Cover the broken skin or protruding ends of the bone with sterile gauze.
A ring dressing may be place over the site of the compound fracture and secured with a bandage to kept
it from being touched. Call the emergency services immediately.
If the accident has taken place in an isolated area, such as the wildness, immobilize the affected part to
prevent further injury and bleeding. Bandage the arm against the chest, one leg to the other, or make a
split if the person must be moved. Give Arnica immediately to prevent shock, relieve pain and stop
bleeding, or Aconite is there is fear and panic. If there is shock refer to the remedies specific for this
condition. If a compound fracture becomes infected refer to section on infected wounds.
Materia Medica
Aconite (1): The victim is fearful, restless, and panicky. Sudden, acute, violent invasions of heat, fever,
chills call for this remedy.
Arnica (3): Give Arnica as soon as possible to prevent shock, relieve pain, stop bleeding, and hinder
infection.
Calcarea Carb (1): This remedy is useful where there is defective development of bone, especially in
cold, fat, flabby, sweaty individuals who have excess of poor quality tissue demonstrating
malassimilation
of calcium. The bones are soft and there may be non union of fractures.
Calcarea Flourica (1). Useful in cases where there is malnutrition of bones. Indurations of stony
hardness threatening suppuration. Suppuration of the bones after compound fractures, ulcers with thick
yellow pus.
Calcarea Phos (3): Very useful in non union of fractures. This remedy can be used in the biochemical
6x potency as a routine remedy to promotes rapid healing of the bones. Numbness and crawling. Easily
bored. Always wants to go somewhere.
Calendula (2): Useful in compound fractures to prevent infection and promote healing of tissues. May
be given after Arn. has removed the immediate shock and pain. Use both internally and external on
open wounds.
Eupatorium Perf (2): In folk medicine the herb, Thoroughwort, is called "bone-set" as it was used to
relieve severe bone pains. Bruised feelings, as if broken, all over the body. Intense aching pains in the
bones call for this remedy. Worse < periodically Better > by conversation and getting on the hands and
knees.
Hypericum (2): Preventative to tetanus in compound fractures. Spasm after every injury. Useful in
fractured skulls, bone splinters, and injuries to the spine. Fractures with much concomitant nerve
damage and crush injuries. Relieves pain after operations and other invasive medical procedures.
Ruta (3): Useful in fractures where there has been much damage to the tendons, ligaments, and
periosteum. All parts of the body are painful and feel as if they are bruised. Injured bruised bones. Has
a direct effect on the wrist and ankles. Feeling of intense lassitude, weakness and despair. Worse <
lying down and from cold, damp weather. Complementary to Calc-p. which may follow Ruta once the
bruised pains have been relieved.
Silica (2): Useful in removing bone splinters. Adapted to individuals who have pipe stem bones, are
Scold, chilly, hugs the fire, wants plenty warm clothing, hates drafts, cold hands and feet. Suitable for
gentle, yielding temperaments who appear to lack "grit" mentally and physically.
Symphytum(3). Comfrey is called "Knitbone" in herbology. Useful in non-union of fractures and
irritable bones at the point of injury. Irritable stump pain after amputation. This remedy is use routinely
for fractures
Repertorium
FRACTURES - ARN., calc., calc-f., CALC-P., Calen., Eup-per., Hyper., RUTA., Sil., SYMPH.
Ailments from - calc-p., ruta., symph.
Compound fractures - ARN, Calc., Calen.., RUTA, Sil.
Easy fracture, brittle bones - calc., CALC-p., Sil.
Slow healing - CALC., calc-f., CALC-P., Calen., RUTA., Sil., SYMPH.
Shock of the injury - ARN, aco.
Splinters, bone, to remove - SIL.
FROST B I T E
Frostbite is caused when a part of the body, usually the hands, feet, nose, ears, etc., are frozen. Many
times the victim is unaware that his extremities are frozen, as it is a painless condition until they begin
to thaw out. At first the parts have a dull red color that is caused by imperfect circulation. If the
conditions advance, the parts become livid, tallowy paleness, marble looking, insensible, motionless
solid to the touch, and reduced in bulk. Individuals who have poor circulation are the most easily
affected. Get individual to shelter as soon as possible and cover him with warm blankets and warm
them with body heat.
Do not try and warm the part quickly with artificial heat. In the old homeopathic books they speak of
rubbing the parts first with snow or ice water until a slight degree of warm is restored. After a time this
is followed by the use of cold water on the parts. As soon as circulation is restored the parts may be
covered with a blanket. In a sense this is an example of a homeopathic cure, i.e.. ice for a frozen part.
This may be helpful if one is high on a mountain or deep in the wilderness with no source of heat.
Otherwise, a very gentle warming is effective. Call for medical backup immediately as there is a danger
of gangrene if the deeper tissues are affected.
Materia Medica
Agaricus (3): If no other remedy is specifically indicated, use this remedy. Burning and itching on
both hands, as if frozen. Parts hot, swollen, red. Pain and inflammation of frostbitten toes. Shooting in
fingers and toes,. Redness, burning itching of ear, as if they had been frozen. Frostbitten nose itches.
Chronic inflammation of the nose after exposures. Paroxysm of yawning. Talkative and fearless.
Arsenicum (1): Tendency toward gangrene, with blackish vesicles. The person is restless, anxious, and
fussy.
Nux Vomica (1): Superficial inflammation, with bright-red swelling with burning itching, or when the
tumefied parts crack and bleed. The patient is extremely irritable and angry, fights the situation.
Petroleum (2): Chilblains, itching and burning like fire. Heel painfully swollen and red. Feet tender
and bathed in foul moisture, especially when inflammation sets in during very cold weather. Bleeding
deep cracks. Thinks death is near and must hurry to settle his affairs.
Pulsatilla (2): Swelling , bluish, hot, attended with throbbing pains and intense itching, especially on
sole of feet after getting warm in bed. Suitable for passive, gentle, emotional individuals who crave
open free air.
Rhus-T (1): Burning itching in the chilblains during afternoon and evening, when not scratching there
is a itching in them, obliging him to scratch. Blotches after scratching. Intolerable itching, especially at
night. The individual is restlessness, with continued change of position.
Sulphur (1): Redness and swilling of chilblain, with tendency to suppurate. Chilblain is thick and red,
with cracks on joints. Itching worse < in warm bed.
Zinc (2): Chilblains on hand, itching and swelling violently. Fidgety feet.
Repertorium
FROSTBITE - AGAR., ars., nux-v., Petr., Puls., Sil., rhus-t., sulph., Zinc.
Ailments from - agar., zinc.
Blackish vesicles - Ars.
Burning and itching on both hands, as if frozen - AGAR.
Cracks -
Bleeding cracks - nux-v.
Bleeding, deep cracks - Petr.
Fidgety feet - zinc.
Gangrene, tendency toward- Ars.
Mind -
Angry and irritable - Nux-v.
Death, thinks it is near, must hurry to settle his affairs - Petr.
Fearless - AGAR.
Passive, gentle, tearful, crave open fresh air - PULS.
Restless, anxious, and fussy - ARS.
Restlessness, with continued change of position - Rhus-t.
Talkative - Agar.
Nose - Agar.
Frostbites easily - zinc.
Intolerable itching, especially at night - Rhus-t.
Superficial inflammation, bright-red swelling with burning itching - Nux-v.
Suppurate, tendency to - Sul.
FROZ E N (from Cold)
When the result is a consequence of exposure to cold(snow,etc)the patient should be kept in a cool
room and he should not be exposed to a current of air.If there is no signs of life the patient should be
covered with snow.The mouth and nostrils being left out,the patient should be placed in such a position
that the melted snow should be readily run off and the process should be renewed.In case of non
availability of snow,a cold bath with a very cold water may be substituted,the body can be immersed in
cold water for a short time.After that the body should be covered with clothes wet in cold water
covered tightly and then a blanket should be wrapped,due care should be taken and the body should be
rubbed properly.This process should last for hours together until it becomes apparent that restoration is
not possible.
After restoration Carbo veg.30,Arsenic alb.30 or Veratrum alb.30can be given according to symptoms.
Though the body is very cold;patient wants fanning,fresh air Carbo veg.30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
When the body becomes cold,cold sweating and blueness of the body Verat alb.30 or 200 1/2
hourly(3)
Restlessness but can't move because of excessive weakness Arsenic alb.30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
GA I T - W A L K I N G SY M P T O M S :
Agility;to stimulate the functional activity of all organs Coffea 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Spastic;knees knock against each other while walking Lachesis 30 or 200 fortnightly(6)
Staggering;unsteady when unobserved Argentum nit.30 or 200 fortnightly(6)
Drags feet while walking Nux vomica 30 6 hourly
Heels do not touch ground while walking Lathyrus s.200 4 hourly
Legs feel heavy as of load,while walking Medorrhinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
Legs feel heavy as if made of wood or glass Thuja oc.200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Involuntary thrown back while walking Mercurius sol.30 or 200 6 hourly
Lifts feet higher than usual and brings them down hard Heloderma 200 weekly(6)
Limps involuntary,while walking Belladonna 200 6 hourly
Stoops while walking Arnica 200 weekly(6)
Walking is very difficult on uneven ground Lilium tig.30 or 200 weekly(6)
Suddenly falls to ground while walking Magnesia carb.30 weekly(6)
GAL L STON E COL IC:
Head remedy;pain through the lower edge of the right shoulder blade.Liver tender to touch and
pressure;dirty yellow face and vomiting Chelidonium 30 4 hourly
Head remedy for gallstone colic Cholesterinum 3X 4 hourly
Gall stones;jaundice,uncomfortable fullness in liver region Carduus m.Q or 6 3 hourly
Violent pain liver region;sensitive to touch,feet constantly cold Lycopodium 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Gall stones colic;patient craves for icy cold water/drinks Phosphorus 200 weekly(3)
Gall stone colic;itching,pain in the region of liver with renal disease.Twitching and shooting
pains;spasmodic pain confined to a small spot rly Berberis vul.Q or 30 4 hour
Violent pain;worse by movement or jar,flushed face Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Great chilliness;darting pain from right to left with profuse sweating Calcarea carb.30 or 200
weekly(3)
Periodic recurrence of colic.Stools undigested;liver sensitive to touch and pressure;loss of appetite
though feels hungry China 6 6 hourly for 1st month,in 2nd month 30 potency on alternate days
Gall stone colic;shifting,cutting pains;better bending backwards Dioscorea v.30 4 hourly
Gall stones;discomfort in stomach after eating,constant gagging or empty retching;stools white,loose
Podophyllum 30 4 hourly
Bilious colic;gall stones;constipation;to prevent formation of gall stones Chionanthus v.Q or 6 6
hourly
Intercurrent remedy Medorrhinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
GANG R E N E
Gangrene means the pathologic death of one or more body cells,or of a portion of tissue or organ due to
obstruction of blood supply,it may be dirty or wet
Dry;specially of toes and feet,the part becomes cold and numb;better by cold applications Secale
cor.30 or 200 4 hourly
Gangrene of the check;typhoid fever like symptoms Baptisia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry;specially of lungs and uterus with soreness and burning sensation;better by warm
applications;restlessness and prostration Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
When the effected parts become purple or blue,due to blood poisoning;blood decomposes Lachesis 30
4 hourly
Wet;effected part emits foul discharge,oozes freely Crotalus h.30 4 hourly
Wet;purple and icy cold;effected part emit foul discharge;patient desire fresh air and fanning Carbo
veg.30 4 hourly
Specially of lungs and uterus in old age;better by warmth Kreosote 30 4 hourly
Gangrene of the cheek;aversion to food;hic-cough;frequent putrid eructations;brown
tongue,vomiting;discharges foul and dirty Acid-mur.30 4 hourly
Gangrene after mechanical injuries Acid-sulph.30 4 hourly
For External Use:
Lotion of Echinacea a.
GOI T R E
At the age of puberty;specially when the patient is susceptible to cold Calcarea iod.3X 4 hourly
For obese,constipated patients;exophthalmic,non-toxic goitre Fucus ves.Q 4 hourly,10 - 30 drops
Exophthalmic goitre;from suppressed menses Ferrum iod.3X 4 hourly
Hard;with a feeling as if the air inhaled is passing through the goitre;pain heart region,chocking feeling
in the throat Spongia 30 or 200 6 hourly
Intercurrent remedy - specially in fatty patients Thyroidin.200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Swollen;painful,with emaciation even though eating well;worse during menstrual period,gradual
increase in size Iodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
With cardiac symptoms;constriction of goitre Cactus g.Q or 6 4 hourly
Left sided;with liver disorders;jaundice Chelidonium Q or 6 6 hourly
Right sided;patient oversensitive to all impressions;marked chilliness Hepar sulph.30 or 200 4 hourly
Goitre quite big;of the size of hen's egg Bromium 6 or 30 4 hourly
Hard;swollen;worse during new moon,chilly patient Calcarea carb.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Nodular;goitre swollen with heat and inflammation Phytolacca d.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pressing pain;round hard swelling on upper right lobe of the goitre Natrum carb.30 4 hourly
GONO R R H E A
Suppressed;to restore discharge or to take care of bad effects of suppression or sycotic miasm
Medorrhinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Secondary;history of repeated gonorrhoea and impotency Agnus cast.200 weekly(3)
Burning while urinating;frequent urging;spasmodic closure of the sphinctre of the bladder Cannabis
sat.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Intense burning;sexual excitement,constant urge to pass urine;urine bloody Cantharis 30 or 200 4
hourly
Very difficult to begin to urinate;burning and scalding during micturation and straining afterwards
Chimaphilla umb.Q or 200 4 hourly
Frequent urination;burning after urination;urine scanty and reddish,inflammation of urethra Kali
bich.30 or 200 4 hourly
Cystitics with violent pain in urinary passage and bladder;passing almost blood instead of urine
Acidnit.
30 or 200 4 hourly
Profuse,slimy discharge due to suppressed gonorrhoea;haematuria;urine acrid,cutting pain while
passing urine Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Retention of urine;urine excoriates;urine white reddish Sulphur 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Thin,greenish discharge;scalding during micturation;rheumatic complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M
weekly(3)
GOUT
This is an inborn error of metabolism (purine) characterized by pain and swelling of first
metatarsophalangeal joint (big toe) initially, followed by other joints with an abnormal elevation of
urate level in the body. In gout there is excess of uric acid in the blood and urine. There is also
deposition of urate in the articular surfaces of the joints and sometimes in the periarticular structures.
Commonly, the joint of the big toe is first affected and in acute attack there appears sudden swelling of
joints, which are extremely painful. The blood uric acid (which in the normal subject is about 4 mgm
per 100 ml) rises to about 30 to 60 mgm per 100 ml. The urate deposit which occurs in the joints,
fingers, in the helix of the ear, etc, are known as tophi.
Gout may arise from the following conditions :
(a). Increased synthesis of uric acid.
(b). Due to starvation.
(c). Over production of uric acid (as occurs in glycogen storage disease).
(d). Increased nucleic acid turnover (in polycythemia, granulocytic leukaemia).
(e). Decreased excretion of uric acid which might arise from interference with secretion of it from
kidney tubules.
Predisposing factors or etiology:
Primary gout is a hereditary metabolic disease. Predisposing factors are trauma to the joint, acute
infection, surgery, exposure to cold, injection of foreign proteins, drugs, excess of alcohol, high protein
diet, diuretics, chemicals like urografin, allopurinol, etc. Sometimes it is associated with changes in the
atmospheric pressure.
Clinical symptoms
a). In acute gout:
General features are anorexia, malaise, headache, tachycardia and fever which may come with slight
chill. Locally there is excruciating pain, tenderness, swelling and violaceous colour of the joint
involved. Lymphangitis and cellulites may occur. Local veins are very much prominent. The skin over
the joint becomes scaly and itchy. An attack may last for two weeks after which the joint becomes
completely normal till another attack occurs.
(b). In Chronic gout:
The pain becomes persistent along with stiffness and deformity of the joint. The condition becomes
polyarticular involving wrist, ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders and hips. Sodium biurate crystals begin
to be deposited in the periarticular tissue and cartilages specially in the ear giving rise to swelling
called tophi.
Variation of uric acid excretion with different types of food:
Daily output of uric acid is 0.75-1.0 gm, of which nearly half is endogenous and the other half is
exogenous. Muscular exercise increases uric acid output.
Proteins, purines (purines are present in meat extracts, meat soup, tea, coffee, cocoa, etc), high
carbohydrate diet and high calorific value of food raise the formation and output of uric acid, while fats
diminishes it. To diminish uric acid formation, therefore, the diet should be of low calorific value, poor
in proteins, purine, and carbohydrates but rich in fats. But, one should remember that these food stuffs
exert an opposite action on the blood uric acid. For instance, protein and carbohydrates increase uric
acid excretion and lower the blood uric acid level. While fat diminishes its output and raise its blood
level. These facts should be carefully kept in mind while prescribing diet for gout patient.
Investigations:
(1). Blood test: To detect leucocytosis, high E.S.R, and uric acid level. Normal level of uric acid in
blood is 2mgm-6mgm %).
(2). Urine: Volume is diminished and it has a high color. Urine may show urate crystals.
(3). X-ray: X-ray of the involved joint show punched out area.
(4). Needle biopsy of the tophi may show birefringent crystals of uric acid.
(5). Murexide test with crystals of tophi is positive.
Complications:
1. Deposition of urates in renal parenchyma leading to chronic pyelonephritis and progressive renal
failure.
2. Renal calculus giving rise to renal colic (10-20%).
3. Hypertension.
4. Atherosclerosis.
5. Diabetes mellitus.
6. Acute inflammation of other joints, etc.
Homeopathic Treatment:
Aconitum napellus: This medicine is used in problems of acute gout. The patient is restless & anxious.
The joints are swollen and painful. There is intense pain which becomes worse at night and with
warmth, but better with fresh air and rest.
Arnica: Sore, lame, bruished feeling all over the body, as if beaten. Everything on which the patient
lies seems too hard. Oversensitive to least touch due to excessive pain in the body.
Bryonia: Bryonia is a good remedy for joint pains and backaches, and is frequently used in cases of
rheumatic fever. Joint is swollen, red and hot. More than one joint may be involved. Pain becomes
worse by motion, touch or pressure. Better by lying on painful side.
Causticum: Deforming type of gout with stiffness of joints. Tearing pain with burning and soreness in
the joints.Symptoms are worse in clear weather and better in damp weather and by warmth.Affects
mainly right side of the body.
Colchicum: It is a good remedy for gout and rheumatism. Pain with or without swelling; pain moves
from one joint to another joint; swelling of joints that pit on pressure; Inflammation of great toe, gout
of heel, cannot bear to be touched or moved.
Ledum: Joints affected in ascending manner; lower limbs are affected first; gouty stones in the joints,
which are very painful; pain is better by cold application and aggravates by motion and at night in bed.
Other medicines are: Belladonna, sulphur, calc flour, berberis vul, guaiacum, pulsatilla, rhus tox,
rhododendron, Sabina, hypericum, calc carb, lycopodium, urtica urens, cimicifuga, kalmia, lithum
carb,etc.
HE M A TU R I A
Any condition in which the urine contains blood or red blood cells;(haemorrhage in urinary system can
be due to infections,etc.)is called Haematuria.
The haemorrhage can be from kidney,ureter,bladder or urethra.So the cause or source should be looked
first and the treatment should be given accordingly.
In the beginning;flow of bright red blood,with fever and anxiety Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly
Due to mechanical injury and infection;bruised pain in the urinary passage Arnica 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
When due to haemorrhage from kidney;coffee-ground like sediments in urine;pressure in the bladder
extending upto kidney Terebinth Q 3 hourly,5 - 7 drops
With red sediments in the urine;due to haemorrhage from kidney,bladder or urethra Ocimum can.30 or
200 4 hourly
With dark,thick,brick dust sediments in urine;retention of urine;at times this medicine replace the use
of cathetor Thlaspi b-p.Q 4 hourly,5 -7 drops
When urine contains bright red blood;constant nausea,tongue clean Ipecac Q or 30 3 hourly
Without pain or any other discomfort;accompanied by sub normal temperature China-sulph.30 4
hourly
Patient faints due to excessive haemorrhage;but desires to be fanned;blood dark,clotted China off.Q or
6 1/2 hourly
Blood bright red,clotted;comes out suddenly in gushes Erigeron Q 3 hourly,5 - 7 drops
With burning pain before,during and after urination;more after drinking water;urine comes drop by
drop Cantharis 30 4 hourly
When due to over indulgence of wine and spirituous drinks;or sudden check of the piles;backache and
smarting pain in urethra;chilly patient Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Bloody urine with burning sensation;pain in kidney and liver region.Patient craves for icy cold drinks
Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly
HE MO R R H A G E
Excessive bleeding is a very dangerous situation that needs medical attention quickly. Hemorrhages
may involve both internal and external bleeding. It is very important to find the cause of the bleeding.
Is the cause traumatic like that from an injured artery or vein, or does some internal pathological lesion
causes it? Internal bleeding may be accompanied by dizziness and faintness, weak but rapid pulses,
shallow breathing, and a cold, clammy skin. External bleeding is visible and is of two types, arterial
and venous. If an artery is injured the flow of blood is bright red and spurts in time with the heartbeat.
If a vein is injured the flow of blood will be steady and of a darker red color. The blood flow must be
suppressed as soon as possible as there is a danger of the person going into shock (refer) Remove all
foreign objects unless they seem to dangerous to remove and need surgical attention. Apply pressure
directly over the site with a thumb or by squeezing the edges of the wound together. Cover the wound
with a clean, sterile dressing. If the blood comes through the dressing do not remove it but apply more
dressings and pressure. Elevate a bleeding extremity if possible. There are 13 major pressure
points
that can be used to control bleeding, For example if the injury is on the extremities apply
pressure to
the brachial or femoral artery to reduce blood flow. Pressure points on the head and neck must be used
with the greatest caution. Refer to first aid works for more details on the use of pressure points. Keep
the bleeding patient still and as calm as possible. Check the pulse every five minutes. If the pulse rate is
increasing check for other sites of external bleed. If there is no external bleeding, the increase of the
pulse may mean there is internal bleeding.
Materia Medica
Aconite (2): Acute hemorrhages when there is much anxiety, panic, fear, and restlessness with
concomitant fever and thirst. The flow of the blood is bright red.
Arnica (2): If the bleeding is from a traumatic cause Arnica is the first remedy. This will help stop the
bleeding, and prevent infections and shock. The patient feels sore, lame, bruised and does not want to
be approached. Arnica is < injuries, shock, and jarring and > with the head lying low. They may be
thirsty. The pulse is irregular and feeble.
Belladonna (3): This remedy is suitable for arterial injuries or hemorrhages where the blood is bright
red, gushing, and of a sudden onset. The face is red and hot but the extremities may be cold. The pulse
is full, rapid, and bounding. The blood coagulates easily and feels hot to the parts it passes. Congestion
of the head, eyes, head, face, which are red and flushed. Great mental excitement. Patient is < any jar,
draught of air, touch, or from rising, and are > by setting semi-erect or bending backward. Useful in
uterine hemorrhages with bearing down pains. Suitable for plethoric types.
Bothrops (3): Bleeds from body orifices, from thrombosis, blood does not coagulate. Vomits black
blood, black stools. Internal bleeding.
Carbo Veg (3): Continuous passive hemorrhage, patient wants to be fanned. Skin is cool, bluish, pulse
is rapid and weak. Stagnant blood, decrease vital force due to loss of fluids. The patient is in shock and
collapse.
China (3*): Intermittent profuse exhausting hemorrhages that nearly drain the patient dry or a passive
oozing. The blood is dark and clotted and flows from any orifice. The loss of blood may be
accompanied by ringing in the ears, severe anemia, and weakness. Is very useful in removing the
weakness and anemia after major blood loss. Great irritability form nervous prostration, the patient may
become apathetic, indifferent, disobedient, taciturn and despondent. China is worse < loss of vital
fluids, periodically, cold, noise, mental exertion, after eating, bending over, < soft touch although hard
pressure >. They are > by open air, wearing loose clothing, warmth and bending double.
Cinnamonium (2): Hemorrhages from slight causes such as a misstep, coming on suddenly, profuse
bright red.
Crocus (2): Passive congestion where bleeding is dark, tenacious, black, tar-like, < from any motion.
Hemorrhage from various parts, blood is black, viscid, clotting forming itself into long black strings
hanging form the bleeding orifice Worse < morning, fasting, in the house, during pregnancy, Better >
open air and after eating.
Ferrum Met (3): Great hemorrhagic tendency. Pallor of the face with alternating with flushing.
Hemorrhage of bright red blood, often mixed with coagula, associated with a great deal of flushing,
rapid and a little labored breathing, pulse increased in frequency and strength. After sever loss of blood,
pale, bloated appearance, skin cool and pitting on pressure, particularly about the joint. Great lassitude
and debility, cries easily, loss of appetite with aversion to food, constipation. Worse < during old
weather and after midnight.
Ferr Phos (2): Bright red hemorrhages from any orifice. Often works well if no other remedy seems
specifically indicated. Vomits bright red blood, nosebleeds, and bloody watery stools with undigested
food menses every three weeks. The pulse is short, quick and soft. They are < motion, touch, jar, night,
esp. 4-6 am, and are > lying down and cold applications.
Hammamelis (3): Useful in venous congestion, passive venous hemorrhages where the parts feel sore
and bruised. The blood is usually dark. The patient exhibits no alarm or anxiety concerning the
bleeding, great exhaustion and hammering headache. The individual is proud and wants the respect
they feel is due to them shown by those around them. They are < injury, bruises, jar, motion, pressure
and warm, moist air.
Ipecac (3): Bright red, gushing, profuse, steady flow of blood with concomitant nausea with hard
labored breathing and fainting. Cold skin and sweat. Clean tongue with no thirst. The patient is irritable
and holds everything in contempt or is full of desires for what they know not. They are < periodically,
moist warm wind and lying down and > open air.
Millefolium (3): Bright red hemorrhages of lungs, uterus or bowel, of mechanical origin. No anxiety
about the bleeding, no pain.
Phosphorus (3*): Hemorrhage from any part of the body, particularly the lungs and stomach. The
blood is bright red and does not coagulate and flows in fits and starts. Small wounds bleed much.
Hemophilia. The patient is normally friendly, warm, social, and sympathetic, but becomes indifferent
to family and friends with the loss of fluids. They desire cold drinks and food. They are < touch,
exertion, twilight, warm foods and drink and > by cold, open air, sleep, and washing with cold water.
Sabina (3*): Bright red fluid blood with dark clots. Pains extend from the pubes to the sacrum and
down the thighs. Especially suited to protracted uterine bleeding or after abortion or parturition. Labor
like pains. Profuse bright menses or bleeding between periods with sexual excitement. Tendency
toward miscarriage in the third month. They are < pregnancy, climacteric, warm room, least motion
and are > cold and cool air.
Secale (3): Passive, painless, dark, offensive hemorrhages in nervous, thin, scrawny women with
formication and tingling in the limbs. Cold with desire to be covered. Slow oozing, dark, thin,
persistent flow worse < motion.
Repertorium
BLEEDING, in general - Acon., Arn., BELL., BOTH., CARBO-V., CHIN., CINNM., Croc., Ferr-p.,
HAM., IP, PHOS., SABIN., SEC.
Black, blood - Chin., Croc., Ferr., ham., sec.
Brownish, blood - carbo-v., ferr.
Clots - arn., Bell, Croc., Ferr., ferr-p., Ip., phos., SABIN., sec.
Dark clots - CROC., jam., Sec.
Venous - ham., sec.
Fluids, partly - Sabin.
Fainting, tinnitus with loss of sight coldness, even convulsion - Chin., ferr., phos.
Mind -
Anxiety, fear & panic - ACON.
Apathetic, indifferent, disobedient, taciturn and despondent - China.
Friendly, warm, social, and sympathetic, but becomes indifferent to family and friends with the loss of
fluids - Phos.
Great mental excitement - acon., BELL.
Proud and wants the respect they feel is due to them shown by those around them - Ham.
Pale blood - carbo-v., ferr., Phos.
Passive oozing - carbo-v., Chin., ferr-p., ham., sec.
Prolonged, worse by - Chin.
Red, blood - ACON., Bell., carbo-v., cinnm., Ferr-p., Ham., IP., MILL., phos., sabin.
Surgery, after, with coldness and prostration - Calen., Stront-c.
Traumatic causes - acon., ARN., ham., Mill., tril.
HA I R AFF EC T I O N S:
Unwanted hair(face)in females Oleum jac-a.3X 4 hourly
Dry,tangling,matted hair;offensive smell from scalp Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Soreness of scalp;patients avoid shaving,hair cut and combing of hair China 6 or 30 4 hourly
Curly;soft,reddish hair;eczema of scalp Mezereum 30 4 hourly
HA I R FAL L I N G
Hair breaks;splits,mats up and ragged,end of the hair dry with loss of natural lustre Acid-fluor.200 or
1M weekly(3)
Falling of hair; due to excessive dandruff; hair fall in bunches leaving big bald patches Phosphorus
200 or 1M weekly(3)
Falling of hair from head and other parts of the body;leaving bald,shiny patches Selenium 6 or 30 4
hourly
Falling of hair;from head and other parts of the body due to weakness Acid-phos.6 or 30 4 hourly
Falling of hair eruptions,pimples near hair,margins Sepia 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Falling of hair from head due to eruptions and itching Zincum phos.30 6 hourly
Falling of hair with heat in the head;hair stands on its end Sulphur iod.6 4 hourly
Hair mats up together and falls;eczema of scalp Mezereum 30 4 hourly
Falling of hair;unhealthy hair,pulling sensation;itching of scalp Magnesia carb.30 4 hourly
Beard falling of Sphingurus 6 or 30 4 hourly
Falling of hair,with copious,whitish dandruff Kali mur.6X or 30 4 hourly
HA I R P R E M A T U R E GR E Y I N G
To prevent pre-mature greying of hair Thyroidinum 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Due to weakness;seminal loss;in children Acid-phos.3X or 30 4 hourly
Pre-mature greying of hair;in persons who are under constant mental stress Lycopodium 30 or 200
weekly(6)
After exhaustive diseases like Typhoid etc.;fear of dark,noise etc,craving for icy cold drinks
Phosphorus 200 or 1M weekly(3)
In psoric patients,when hair turns grey in patches Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
To darken the hair with speedy growth Wiesbaden 30 4 hourly
When there is excessive sweating all over the body;pre-mature greying of hair Pilocarpus
Macrophyllus 1M(Jaborandi 1M) weekly(6)
Pre-mature grey hair; hyperacidity Acid-sulph.30 4 hourly
Another well proved remedy Ceanothus Q 4 hourly,5 -7 drops
HA Y FEV E R
Sudden;after exposure to dry,cold wind Aconite nap.30 1/2 hourly
Coryza with violent sneezing;localised tingling in the throat Sabadilla 30 2 hourly
Thin,watery discharge from nose with irritation and violent,painful sneezing;restlessness and
unquenchable thirst Arsenic alb.30 3 hourly
Watering of nose and eyes,intense sneezing;soreness of lips and nostrils;worse indoors,morning;better
in open air Allium cepa 30 2 hourly
Violent sneezing,bland discharge from nose but discharge from eyes burn;worse in open air Euphrasia
30 4 hourly
Violent sneezing,running of nose in the morning;excoriating discharge;eyes feel hot and heavy;aching
all over the body;loss of thirst;limbs heavy;better after passing urine Gelsemium 30 4 hourly
Patient chilly and irritable;irritation in nose,eyes and face;violent spells of sneezing;nose stuffed at
night Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Patient sensitive to cold;chronic catarrh Psorinum 200 or 1M 3 weekly(3)
Constant sneezing;nose stuffed up or running of nose and eyes;worse in open air,damp,being chilled
when hot Dulcamara 30 or 200 4 hourly
Nose stuffed;sneezing;worse at night;pricking in nose with desire to bore into nostrils or watering of
nose profusely making nostrils raw and sore Arum triph.30 4 hourly
H E A D INJU R Y
Anytime there is a loss of consciousness after a head injury there is a danger of brain damage. A
concussion is usually the result of a blow to the head. The symptoms may include temporary loss of
consciousness, shallow breathing, a cold, clammy, pale skin, nausea and temporary loss of memory. a
compression is a serious condition which involves internal bleeding causing pressure inside the skull. It
may develop as much as 24 hours after the injury. The pupils of the eyes may dilate to different
degrees, breathing become noisy, the pulse may be full but slow, there may be fever without sweat, one
side of the body may become paralyzed, and the person may become unconscious. Check the victim's
pulse and respiration and use artificial respiration and CPR if necessary. If they are unconscious put
them in the recovery position (refer) and treat them for shock (refer). Call the emergencies. Monitor the
victim's pulse and respiration.
Materia Medica
Arnica (3): Give Arnica immediately to relieve shock, pain, and swelling accompanying the injury.
Helpful in reabsorbing blood within the skull to prevent compression. Arnica fears being approached. If
there is sudden onset of fever, restlessness, fear and panic give ACONITE (1) instead.
Belladonna (2): Useful when there is much heat, redness, throbbing, and fullness in the head. The face
is red, flushed, hot, pupils dilated, and there may be twitching of the muscles. The victim may become
delirious, frantic, furious, and even bite, strike and try to escape. Sudden outcries. The head pain is
worse < light, noise, jar, lying down and better > by pressure and sitting semi-erect.
Cicuta Virosa (2): Convulsion from concussion to the brain. Sudden shock go through the head. Stares
persistently at objects. Useful in spasmodic nervous disorders, tetanus, epilepsy, and convulsions after
head injuries. Vertigo after head injuries. Hemorrhages from the ears. Everything seem strange and
terrible, confounds the present with the past, feels like a child. Worse < from touch, draughts,
concussion, tobacco smoke.
Helleborus (3): Sees, hears, and taste imperfectly with muscular weakness the move toward complete
paralysis. Complete unconsciousness. Eyeball turn upward, squinting, vacant look, falling of the jaw,
chewing motions, automatic motions of one arm and leg. Worse < evening until morning, from
uncovering.
Hypericum (3): Useful in fractured skulls with concomitant injuries to the spine. Bone splinter.
Spasms or epilepsy after head injuries. Worse < closed room, touch Better > bending the head back.
Natrum Sulph (3): Ill-effects of falls and head injuries. Vertigo after head injuries. Mental symptoms
and personality changes after head injuries. The person may become suicidal, must exercise restraint.
Repertorium
HEAD Injuries - acon., ARN., Bell., Cic., HELL., HYPER., NAT- S.
Convulsions due to injury - CIC., HYPER.
Eyeball turn upward , squinting - Hell.
Face -
Vacant look, falling of the jaw, chewing motions - Hell.
Red, flushed, hot, pupils dilated - Bell.
Fractured skull - calc-p., Hyper., SYMPH. (refer fractures)
Fever - Aco., BELL.
Hemorrhages from the ears - Cic.
Ill-effects of falls and head injuries - Nat-s.
Mind -
Delirious, frantic, furious, bites and strikes - BELL.
Fear and panic - ACON.
Fears being approached - ARN.
Mental symptoms for head injury - NAT-S.
Strange and terrible, everything seems, confounds the present with the past, feels like a child - Cic.
Stares persistently at objects - cic.
Sudden outcries - Bell.
Suicidal, must exercise restraint - Nat-s.
Modalities -
Worse < -
< closed room - Hyper.
< Concussion - cic., hyper.
< Evening until morning - Hell.
< Light, noise, jar, lying down - Bell.
< Draughts - cic.
< uncovering - Hell.
< Tobacco smoke - Cic.
< Touch - Cic., Hyper.
Better > -
> bending the head back - Hyper.
> Pressure - Bell.
> Sitting semi-erect - Bell.
Reabsorbing blood to prevent compression - ARN.
Unconsciousness, complete - Hell.
H E A R T TO HE A R T
Your heart is designed to last a life time, but you have to make healthy living a habit to keep it in good
working condition. The manifestations of a heart disease appear in the middle age. However, the roots
of coronary artery disease lie much earlier. Now people in their late 20’s or early 30’s are seen
suffering from heart diseases.
Years ago, the textbook of pathology by William Boyd stated that “As is your waistline, so is your
lifeline”. Obesity in the trunk region is responsible for a condition called metabolic syndrome X, which
comprises of a bigger abdomen size, low HDL (good) cholesterol, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and
triglycerides, high blood pressure and probably type 2 – diabetes. This condition is responsible for
heart attacks and this is all because of all faulty eating habits (high fat, high simple carbohydrates and
low fiber diets) and lack of exercise”.
Waist to hip ratio: - people who carry most of their below their waist are often referred to as “apples”.
Those who carry most of their weight below their waist, around their hips and thighs, are known as
“pears”. For two peoples with the same BMI, “apples” have a higher risk for health problems than
“pears”.
The risk of heart diseases can be reduced and prevented by making life style changes:-
· If you smoke, quit – The incident of heart attack is less likely for non-smokers compared to
smokers.
According to WHO, individuals who quit smoking decrease their risk of CAD one year later by 50 %.
If you have quit smoking, for 15 years, your risk of dying from CAD is almost as low as a life time
non-smoker. Moreover, passive smoking harms your dearest and nearest.
Shed weight – “We eat to live and not live to eat”. Being over weight or obese increases your risk
factor for a variety of diseases, including heart diseases. Losing just 10 % of your total body weight can
make a huge difference. “Aim for a body mass index less than 23”.
Eat healthy – Also focus on healthy eating by getting at least 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables,
enough proteins, whole grains and water and limiting sweets, fats and salt. “Go natural should be the
motto. Lay emphasis on foods as they exist in nature.
Be physically active – It is important to get at least 30-40 minutes of physical activity on all or
most
days of the week. “It is not necessary to go to the gym or buy fancy equipments. A simple brisk walk
for an hour a day can add a day to your life”. Walking is a great low-impact exercise for developing
and maintaining cardio vascular fitness.
Control your Cholesterol – Cholesterol consists of two numbers combined – LDL (bad or lousy)
and
HDL (good or healthy). Keep the LDL below 100, the HDL above 40 and triglycerides below 150
mg/dl. People who have a lower HDL and higher LDL are at an increased risk of heart disease. “It is
important to start getting your Cholesterol tested after 20 years of age”.
Lower your blood pressure – Hypertension, place you at grave risk for heart disease. It can be
controlled through medication, if taken regularly, to minimize the deleterious effects of high blood
pressure. Lowering your salt intake, losing weight and controlling stress will help prevent it. High
blood pressure damages kidneys, the eyes, and arteries and also caries a risk of haemorrhage or stroke.
Diabetes alert – Diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism causing high blood sugar due to
insufficient or ineffective insulin. While the cells of the body are starved of energy, the excess in the
blood damages various organs like heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes significantly increases the
risk of coronary artery disease. With regular exercise and healthy eating, it can be prevented or
managed well.
Go for a check up – “Each individual after the age of 45 years should think he is a potential
candidate for a heart attack unless proved otherwise. Tests like carotid Doppler, upper and lower limb
blood pressure ratio, stress test and lipid profile can predict heart disease”.
Heart disease in the family? Take extra care – It is up to you to remain vigilant about
controlling
the other primary risk factors and assuring that a competent heart specialist properly monitors you for
every signs of heart disease. Remember you can actually increase your life expectancy in spite of this
inherited problem.
Listen to your doctor – “. The only way to defeat these silent killers is to learn to control them
and
not under estimate the large number of patient with hypertension, diabetes, and high Cholesterol don’t
take therapy”em”.
Testing time:-
A cardiac problem could be anything like a congenital heart defect, cardiomyopathy or a heart block.
There are a large number of tests, which can be done to diagnose the condition. Some of the commonly
done cardiac tests are;-
ECG – ECG is usually the first cardiac test recommended when one is suspecting a heart problem. It
measures the electrical activity of the heart. A change in the ECG pattern can be indicative of the
presence of heart disease.
ST R E S S TEST / ST R E S S ECG – During a stress test, one is made to walk on a thread mill and
the
ECG and blood pressure is measured. The speed of the thread mill is gradually increased. A positive
stress test is indicated by a change in the ECG and is suggestive of blocked arteries.
ECH OC A R D I O G R A P H Y – This tests the pumping function of the heart and studies the motion of
the heart valves, which control the flow of blood in and out of the heart. During the test, sound waves
are bounced off the surface of the heart to produce a picture on the screen.
TH A L L I U M ST R E S S TEST / Nuclear Medicine stress test;- Here a dye is injected into
the heart
and pictures of the heart are taken, before and after the stress test. This test can detect areas of the heart
muscles that have been damaged by a heart attack and areas that are not getting enough oxygen due to
partial blockages of the coronary arteries.
CORO N A R Y ANG I O G R A P H Y – This is a gold standard of all the tests to detect heart disease.
This test identifies the specific locations and severity of blockages or narrowing in the coronary
arteries. It also evaluates the functioning of the left ventricles. This information is essential to
determine if heart surgery is needed.
To perform the test a thin plastic tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery in the leg and is threaded up
to the coronary arteries. Dye is injected into the coronary arteries while an X-ray machine shoots
numerous pictures from various angles.
HO M O E O P A T H I C TR E A T M E N T;-
· Digitalis- It is indicated in sudden violent beating of heart with disturbed rhythm. Sensation as if heart
would stop beating if the patient moves. Slightest motion increases the anxiety and palpitation. Pulse is
irregular, intermitting at every 3rd, 5th or 7th beat. Slow strong pulse when rheumatism is threatening
the heart. Body is cyanosed due to cardiac spells. Lips and face becomes pale. Sensation of faintness
and weakness with blueness of fingers. It is also used in cardiac dropsy. Heart is dilated and
hypertrophied. Cardiac failure following fevers. Also used in copious serous exudation or pericarditis.
Gelsemium- It is indicated where patient fears that heart will cease to beat if he doesn’t move, so he
thinks it is necessary to keep in motion. This sensation aggravates during the sleep from which the
patient wakes up in distress. Pulse is very weak, soft, full and flowing. Pulse is slow when patient is at
rest but becomes fast on motion. Irregular pulse and palpitation during fever. Weak and slow pulse in
old age.
Cactus Grandiflorus- pain in the region of heart, sensation of constriction of the heart, patient feels as
if compressed or squeezed by an iron band, which prevents the normal movements. Oppression of chest
as if from a great weight, difficulty in breathing prevents patient from lying down. The pain starting
from the apex of heart shoots down along the left arm to the end of fingers. Palpitation of heart,
irregularity of heart action, intermittent pulse, oedema – mainly of left hand, foot and legs, cyanosis,
numbness of left arm.
Kalmia- It is a remedy for cardiac enlargement after rheumatism with numbness of the left arm. The
symptoms which indicates this medicine are intense pain from the chest to the scapula with anguish
ness, dyspnoea, palpitation, pressure on heart, irregular pulse, pain on the left arm with too rapid
pulsation.
Convallaria- It is useful in valular diseases of the heart with dyspnoea. Oedema due to cardiac
diseases, scanty urine and dropsy. The symptoms are feeble heart sound, pain in the region of heart,
uneasiness, sensation as if the heart will stop beating when exercising, faintness, sick feeling.
Twitching is the indicative symptom associated with cardiac problems. Dilatation of heart associated
with emphysema. It is also used in cases of fatty hearts.
Crataegus Oxy- It is useful when the heart action is feeble and irregular and when the pulse becomes
small and intermittent; It is also used in sensation as if the heart would stop beating. It is also used in
functional disturbances of heart, dilatation of the heart and also in fatty heart with palpitation and
tachycardia. It is almost used in every kind of heart disease without any harm or it may be taken as a
heart tonic to strengthen the heart if taken regularly by heart patients. It is useful especially where there
is high diastolic and low systolic pressure. It is excellent in support of the failing myocardium.
Other Medicines used in cardiac disorders are ;-
Aconite, Rhus tox, Arsenic alb, Lachesis, Apocyanum, Strophanthus, Spigelia, Cimicifuga, Bryonia,
Veratrum viride, Collinsonia, Lillium tig, Lycopodium, Lycopus, Adonis vernalis, Iberis, Carboveg,
Conium, Strychnia, etc.
H E A R T ATTAC K
Angina pectoris is a dull pain felt in the center of the chest that may radiate down the left arm and up
into the neck and jaw accompanied by dizziness, nausea, sweating, and difficult breathing. These
symptoms are usually worse < on exertion and by excitement. Unlike a true "heart attack" the pain
usually is better > when resting. Angina is caused by arteriosclerosis that has diminished the flow of
blood to the muscle. A heart attack occurs when the heart muscle itself has been damaged by a lack of
oxygen. This usually happens when one of the arteries leading to the heart is block by a blood clot
(coronary thrombosis). This results in cardiac infarction, which is the dead of part of the heart muscles.
The victim usually experiences pain in the center of the chest that radiates down both of the arms and
into the neck and jaw, breathlessness, dizziness, sweats, chills and nausea. The pain are sometimes
described as being crushing, agonizing, bursting or viselike. In severe case the individual will stop
breathing, collapse and loss consciousness. The action taken in the first 3 minutes may make the
difference between life and death. Apply CPR immediately (refer) and call the emergency. When the
patient begins to breath place the individual in recovery position and give a remedy for asphyxia as
needed.
Materia Medica
Aconite (3): Attacks of intense pain extending from the heart down the left arm, with numbness and
tingling of fingers and fear and anxiety that he will drop dead in the street. Nervous and confused in a
crowd. Palpitations with anxiety, cardiac oppression, and syncope. Palpitations < when walking,
lancinating stitches prevent the patient from assuming the erect position or taking a deep breath. Panic
attacks.
Arnica (3): Strain to the heart muscle, producing uncomplicated hypertrophy, with swelling of hand
from any exertion, hands turn red when hanging down. Heart feels as if tightly grasped by the hand the
whole chest feels sore and bruised and cannot bear the clothing to touch it. Pulse is full and strong.
Tells everyone he is fine and does not want to be approached. Often the first remedy to use, especially
if the heart attack has been brought on by exertion.
Cactus (3): Sensation of constriction of the heart, feels as if it were compressed or squeezed by an iron
hand. Heart pains come on slowly, gradually increase then gradually subside. Angina pectoris, with
suffocation, cold sweat and ever-present iron band feeling. Blood clots. Pulse feeble, irregular quick,
without strength. Melancholic, taciturn, sad, and ill humored. Worse < about noon, lying on the left
side, walking, going upstairs. 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.. Better > open air.
Digitalis (2): Sudden sensation that the heart stood still. Pulse very small, slow, feeble, intermitting
every third, fifth and seventh beat. Feels as if the heart would stop beating if she moved. Blueness,
coldness and suffocation. Despondency, fearful, anxious for the future. Worse < when sitting erect,
after meals, music. Better > when stomach is empty, in open air.
Kalmia (2): Sharp, severe pains about heart taking way the breath with shooting down into stomach
and abdomen with slow pulse and numb feelings in left arm. Pains often travel downward in heart
attacks. Rapid and visible beating of the heat, paroxysms of anguish with great breathlessness, pains in
limbs, stitching lower part of chest, right sided face ache. Worse < when bending over Better > by
sitting erect.
Lachesis (3): Great loquacity, jumps from on subject to another. Fits of suffocation and fainting,
especially when moving, pulse weak, intermittent, stitches in left side of chest. Can bear nothing tight
around the neck or waist. Horrible, smothering feeling about the heart awaking him from sleep and
compelling him to leave the bed, dread of going to sleep on account of marked aggravation. Pain
begins on the left and extends to the right. The face is purple, mottled puffed. looks swollen and
bloated. Worse < sleep, and on going to sleep, left side, and heat.
Lactrodectus Mactans (3): The bite of this spider simulates a heart attack. Constriction of the chest
muscles, with radiation to the back. Gasping breath. Violent, precordial pain extending to the axilla
down the arm and forearm to fingers with numbness of extremity. Pulse feeble and rapid. Skin as cold
as marble. Fears losing his breath. Use this remedy if no other is specifically indicated.
Laurocerasus (2): Sensation as if the heart would turn over, causing him to gasp for breath, worse
when lying down. Spasmodic tickling cough in cardiac patients. Breathlessness worse < from lying
down, motion, stooping, eating, drinking, or warmth.
Naja (2): Sense of oppression in chest, as if a hot iron had been run into it and a big weight put upon it.
Angina, threatened paralysis of the heart, body cold, pulse slow, weak, irregular and tremulous. Angina
pains extending to the nape of neck, left shoulder and arm with anxiety and fear of death Can not lie on
left side, but has great > relief of pain and breathlessness when lying on right side. Worse < from
stimulants. Better > walking of riding in open air.
Spigelia (2): Great breathlessness at every change of position. Breathlessness, must lie on right side
with head high. Sharp, shooting pains from the heart to the back, radiating form the heart down the
arm, over the chest, and down the spine. Great weakness of the body after walking, Great oppression or
anxiety about the heart. Craving for hot water which > ameliorates. Fear of sharp pointed things such as
needle and pins, afraid of injections and acupuncture. Worse < from touch, motion, noise, turning ,
washing , concussion. Better > lying on right side with head high, inspiring.
Tarentula (2): Heart suddenly ceases to beat, with fear of death and constant want of air. Trembling
and thumbing of the heart as from a fright. Palpitation with precordial anguish, sensation as if heart
twisted and turned around. Heart attack from seeing others in trouble. Extreme restlessness. Worse <
motion, contact, noise, seeing others in trouble. Better > in open air, music, bright colors, rubbing
affected parts.
Repertorium
HEART, attack, angina pectoris - ACON., apis., arg-n., ARN., ars., aur., CACT., carbo-v., Dig., Glon.,
iod., Kalm, LACH., LAT-M., Laur., Naja., nux-v., phos., rhus-t., Spig., verat., Tarent.
Mind -
Anguish with great breathlessness - Kalm.
Anxiety he will drop dead in the street - Acon.
Anxious for the future. dig., spig.
Despondency, dig.
Fear -
Death, during - ACON., ars., cact., DIG., Naja, Phos., tarent.
Losing his breath. - Lat-m.
Sharp pointed things such as needle and pins, afraid of injections and acupuncture - Spig.
Fine, tells everyone he's is - ARN.
Loquacity, great, jumps from on subject to another - LACH.
Melancholic, taciturn, sad and ill humored - Cact.
Panic - ACON.
Restlessness, extreme - TARENT.
Pain -
Extensions -
Angina pains extending to the nape of neck, left shoulder and arm with anxiety and fear of death -
Naja.
Downward, pains often travel, in heart attacks - Kalm.
Left arm, extending from the heart to, with numbness and tingling of fingers - ACON.
Left to right - LACH.
Violent, precordial pain extending to the axilla down the arm and forearm to fingers with numbness of
extremity - LAT-M.
Come on slowly, gradually increase then gradually subside - cact.
Hand -
Squeezed by an iron hand, as if - CACT.
Tightly grasped by the hand, as if -arn.
Left sided - LACH.
Sore and bruised, chest feels - ARN.
Stopped, sensation as if - Arg-n., Aur., Cact., DIG., Lach., tarent.
Stop beating, feels as if the heart would, if she moved - DIG.
HEATST R O K E
Heatstroke is caused by excessive fluid loss and mineral loss through sweating. This leads to a state of
severe dehydration and weakness that is accompanied by headache, dizziness, nausea, rapid noisy
respiration, cramps and muscle twitches. The victim usually feels hot, has a flushed face and dry skin.
If the person temperature rises about 104 F. (40 C. ) there may be collapse, convulsions and
unconsciousness. Heat stroke is more common in individuals who are of ill health, weak, or fatigued by
overexertion. Drinking alcohol also is a predisposing cause.
The sufferer should be removed from direct sunlight and taken to the nearest cool place. Undress the
person and wrap them in a cold wet sheet and fan them until the temperature drops. If there is no sheet,
sponge bath the person with cold water instead. Full immersion in cold water may be too radical of a
change for the body to bear and may produce reactions. Give the person water to drink in frequent,
small amounts. Use oral re-hydration mixture if it is available or add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 pint of
water. (0.5 liter). Be careful not to give put too much salt in the water as it may cause vomiting and
further dehydration. When the individual has cold down cover them with a clean, dry sheet. Call the
emergencies services if the temperature begins to rise again. If there is collapse and unconsciousness
put them in the recovering position (refer). Give artificial respiration If there is cessation of breathing
and CPR if there is heart failure. Monitor the victim's condition closely until help arrives.
Materia Medica
Aconite (1): Burning heat, especially head and face, with burning dryness of skin excessive thirst.
Redness of eyes and cheeks. Restlessness anxiety, fear of death. Nausea, vertigo and headache, worse
by warmth. At first the heart works harder, then loses force and gains in rapidity, especially where
patient was exposed to the immediate heat.
Agaricus (2): Vertigo in bright strong light, sunstroke when occasioned by exercise in the sun.
Muscular trembling, spine sensitive to touch, great weariness and prostration.
Amyl Nitrite (3): Congestive stage of sunstroke. Anxiety, as if something will happen, longing for
fresh air. Head feels full to bursting, pulsations in temples, rushing of blood upward. Eyes protrude,
bloodshot, with red face. Tumultuous action of the heart. Constant stretching of the limb for hours.
Anti Crud (2): Can not bear the heat of the sun. Exhausted by the least work in the sun, with
nightsweats.
Constant desire to sleep. Concomitant gastric symptoms with tongue coated thick white as if
whitewashed.
Arnica (2): Exhaustion and torpor from the continued effect of sleep after exposure to heat. Burning in
the head while remainder of the body cool, or at least not hot. General sinking of strength, he can
hardly move a limb.
Belladonna (3): Headache, with feeling of fullness and sensation as if everything would issue through
the forehead, worse < when stooping, moving or by the least emotion. Great anguish and restlessness.
Great irritation of the cerebral nerves. Rage. Great fearfulness, tendency to start, convulsive
movements, and dread of things around or near one. Disposition to weep and scream. First stage of
sunstroke.
Cactus (2): Vertigo with sanguineous congestion to the head. Pressing pain in head as if a great weight
lay on vertex, increased by taking and noise. Difficulty breathing, continued oppression and uneasiness,
chest as if constricted with an iron hand, > breathing fresh air.
Camphora (2): Severe headache, congestion of brain, fainting, delirium convulsions. Skin icy-cold,
covered with cold sweat, sinking of the vital force. Embarrassed respiration and circulation, with
coldness of the surface and extremities tremors and cramp in muscles, cold sweat, especially about
head and neck.
Gelsemium (2): Depression from heat, delayed reaction. Vertigo, dilation of pupils, dimness of sight,
dull, confused headache spreading form occiput over whole head. No thirst, no appetite.
Glonoinum (3): Throbbing, burning, pulsating, headache with surge of blood to the head and heart.
Shocks in the head synchronous with pulse. Losing consciousness preceded by vertigo, nausea, violent
headache, flushed face and cold body. Thirsty. Effects of sunstroke, sun headaches, increases and
decreases with the sun. Worse < sun. open fire, jar, stooping, lying down, left side.
Lachesis (3): Chronic sequel to sunstroke. Talkative delirium, feeling of horror and weak memory.
Constriction of throat, difficult swallowing, can't bear the neck to be touched. Palpitation, heart feels as
if constricted, can bear no pressure, convulsions, moaning during coma, pulse variable.
Natrum Carb (3): Never well since a sunstroke, chronic sequels. Inability to think, head feels stupefied
and aches when in the sun. Dazzling flashes or black spots before the eyes, dimness of sight.
Palpitations, trembling of hands, debility form the least exertion. Restless, unrefreshing sleep. profuse
sweat from every exertion. sensitive to the presence of certain individuals. Worse < sitting, music,
summer heat, mental exertion. Better > moving.
Opium (2): Coma, with perfect unconsciousness, eyes glassy, half closed, face pale. Tetanic rigidity,
obscuration of sight, involuntary urination and defecation, irregular and unequal pulse.
Veratrum Album (3): State of collapse and shock. Cold sweat on the forehead. Headache with nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, and pale face. Neck too weak to hold up head.
Veratrum Viride (2): Sunstroke, full head, throbbing arteries (bell., glon.). Faintness and blindness
from sudden motion when rising for lying. Convulsions and paralysis. Tongue yellow with red strike in
center. Vomiting and persistent diarrhea.
Repertorium
HEATSTROKE, sunstroke - acon., Agar., Arn., AML-N., Ant-c., BELL., Cact., Camph., Gels.,
GLON., LACH., NAT-C., Op., VERAT., Verat-v.
Burning heat head and face, with burning dryness of skin excessive thirst - Acon.
Head while remainder of the body cool, or at least not hot - Arn.
Bursting, head feels full to, pulsations in temples,
Rush of blood upward - Amy-n.
Chronic effects - lach., Nat-c.
Coma , with perfect unconsciousness - OP.
Concomitants -
Chest as if constricted with an iron hand, > breathing fresh air - Cact.
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting with pale face - Verat.
Gastric symptoms, tongue coated thick white as if whitewashed - Ant-c.
Palpitations, heart feels as if constricted, can bear no pressure, convulsions, moaning during coma -
Lach.
Vomiting and persistent diarrhea - Verat-v.
Convulsions - Bell., Lach., Op., Verat-v.
Mind -
Anguish, great - Bell.
Anxiety - acon.
As if something will happen, longing for fresh air - Amy-n.
Fear -
Death, of - ACON.
Great fearfulness, tendency to start, dread of things around or near one - Bell.
Individuals, sensitive to the presence of certain - Nat-c.
Rage - BELL.
Restlessness - Acon., Bell.
Talkative delirium, feeling of horror and weak memory - Lach.
Weep and scream, disposition to - Bell.
Muscular trembling, spine sensitive to touch, great weariness and prostration - Agar.
Shocks in the head synchronous with pulse - GLON.
Skin icy-cold, covered with cold sweat, sinking of the vital force - Camph.
Sleeping in the sun - acon., Bell.
HE M I C R A N I A
This is a form of recurrent paroxysmal headache often confined to one side of the head. Migraine
incidence is highest among both sexes between the age of 25 and 55, the very years that most people
are at their economic peak and busiest with the important work of raising a family. Migraine headaches
are under diagnosed and under treated, with the result that many sufferers are needlessly struggling
with a condition that erodes the quality of their personal and professional lives.
Precipitating factors:
The exact cause of migraine is unknown. There are some precipitating factors like anxiety, overwork,
emotional upsets, menopause, hypertension, cerebral tumors, premenstrual tension, head injury,
spondylosis, noise, fumes, depression, fasting state, some foods e.g. orange or chocolate etc may
precipitate an attack.
Women and Migraine:
Women of childbearing age are up to three times as likely to suffer from migraines as men of the same
age are. This clearly shows that changes in hormone levels during the menstrual and other hormonal
cycles are a major triggering factor of migraines among women. Some 14 % of women who suffer
from migraines only experience them during or around menstruation, underlying the role played by
oestrogen and progesterone withdrawal during the menstrual cycle in migraines among female patients.
Just about every event in a woman’s reproductive development has the potential to change the
frequency, severity, or duration of migraine headaches including menarche, pregnancy, and
menopause.
Clinical Symptoms :
As if the pain of the migraine weren’t debilitating enough, migraines are often associated with a broad
set of physical & neurological disorders – including complaints such as asthma, chronic fatigue,
depression, anxiety and epilepsy. The symptoms of migraines are:
1. Prodromal symptoms: Weakness, lassitude, depression, etc may be complained of for few
days.
2. Aura : The actual attack starts usually after waking from sleep. At first this aura may take the form
of some visual disturbances e.g. dazzles, colored lights, ocular pain, lacrimation and photophobia.
Sometimes tingling and numbness in the face and upper extremities may be seen. This state of aura
lasts for about 15 minutes to half an hour.
3. Headache: After the aura passes off, headache starts. This may be uni or bilateral or may even be
generalized. Often there may be localized spots on the head from where it starts. This pain is usually
very severe (splitting headache) gradually increasing in intensity having a throbbing or spreading
character. The side which is affected is constant in each attack. At the height of headache there may be
vomiting, photophobia, sweating, pallor and exhaustion. Patient prefers to lie in a dark room and
refuses all foods. The headache may last for 12-14 hours usually, but shorter and longer attacks may
also occur.
4. After attack is over sometimes there may be increased urine flow. At times patient becomes very
sleepy.
Treatment:
Effective treatment should focus on finding the underlying causes of the patients’ pain and providing
permanent treatment that prevents progressive migraines and avoids the overuse of medication.
1. General Treatment: Patient should regulate their life so as to avoid both physical and mental
fatigue. Precipitating factors as mentioned before should be corrected or avoided whichever is possible.
Reassurance is very valuable.
2. Acute Attack: This may be treated with painkillers like aspirin, paracetamol or codeine tablets if
the attack is mild. Ergotamine tartrate is the most useful medicine and can be given orally, parenterally
or even as suppository or by aerosol.
3. Prevention of attack : Sedative like barbiturates, tranquillizers like chlordiazepoxide,
antihistamines
e.g. prochlorperazine etc may be used. The most effective drug is prophylactic use of dimethysergide
given in a dose of 1 mgm - 3mgm thrice daily.
4. Hormone therapy may provide relief to women whose migraine attacks are linked to their menstrual
cycles.
Homeopathic Treatment:
Allium cepa: It is good remedy for migraines with neuralgic pains in head and other parts of body;
shooting pain like a fine, long thread; Coryza (cold) associated with tearing, bursting and throbbing
headache; Headache ceases during menses and returns soon when flow disappears.
Anacardium ori: Good remedy for migraine; used for gastric and nervous headaches; dull pressure
over vertex, as from a plug. Headache worse by mental exertion, motion, work and long after eating
and relived after eating; headache aggravates on lying down and at night; associated symptoms are
impaired memory, aversion to work, etc.
Arsenic Alb: Migraines with periodic headaches which is better by cold application. Throbbing,
burning, congestive headache with anxiety and restlessness; Chronic headaches which aggravates from
light.
Belladonna: Violent, throbbing, congestive headache which comes suddenly and goes suddenly; head
hot, face flushed, throbbing of carotids; used mainly in right sided headache; Migraines starts in the
back of the skull or upper neck and spread to the forehead and temple; headache from draft of air, heat
of sun, from having the hair cut, suppressed catarrhal flow; headache associated with inflammatory
conditions.
Iris versicolor: Intense migraines caused due to overeating and due to indigestion and acidity; blurry
vision and pain extends to the face and teeth; pain with vomiting and a burning feeling in the throat and
stomach; Symptoms become worse from rest and better from motion.
Lac Defloratum: Migraine with throbbing headache accompanied by constipation.
Bryonia: Congestive or neuralgic headache; mainly frontal or occipital; headache due to exposure to
heat of sun or being overheated or due to constipation; headache worse from slightest jar or motion
(even movements of eyelids, talking, even effort of thinking), in the morning, when stooping and better
from pressure, lying down quietly and from hot fomentation, etc.
Gelsimium: Congestive type of headache; violent pain in the occipital region; pain begins in the nape
of neck and passing over the vertex, settles over the eyes; headache preceded by dimness of vision or
even blindness; headache with vertigo, patient seems intoxicated, with closed eyes and becomes
motionless; neuralgic headache with nausea and vomiting; headache is relieved by urination, hot
application and it aggravates from heat of sun and motion.
Natrum mur: Headaches in girls and women who are anaemic, chlorotic; headache due to emotional
causes such as grief; headache begins with sunrise and goes off with sunset; throbbing headache from
eye strain associated with nausea and vomiting; headache better by perspiration, in open air and after
sleep, worse 10-11 am, from noise, music, motion, light and from warm room; periodical headaches;
headache from bad effects of malaria, emotional excitement, mental exertion, eye strain and head
injuries, etc.
Other medicines used in headaches & migraines are Ammon carb, Aconite,Arnica, Cedron,
Cimicifuga, Cyclamen, Chionanthus, Coffea, Damiana, Glonoine, Helleborus, Ignatia, Kreosotum,
Kali bich, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Natrum mur, Nux vom, Menispermum,Opium, Picric acid,
Pulsatilla, Ruta G, Sangunaria, Sulphur, Scutellaria, Silicea, Spigelia, Sepia, Tarentula, Tobaccum,
etc,
HE R N I A
The protrusion of an organ or other structure through the wall of cavity normally containing it is called
Hernia.
Hiatus;with pain abdomen;worse lying down;patient feels better in open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4
hourly
Inguinal;painful,stools usually constipated;chilly patient Silicea 12X or 30 4 hourly
Inguinal;left sided;umbilical;worse in the morning and when constipated;chilly and irritable patient
Nux vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Inguinal or strangulated;right sided;patient prone to gastric complaints Lycopodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
When well selected remedies fail to act Cocculus ind.200 4 hourly(3)
Inguinal;sadness of mind;suicidal thoughts Aurum met.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Incarcerated;with anxiety and burning pain Aconite nap.200 4 hourly
Incarcerated or strangulated;patient can not tolerate the touch of cloth on the abdomen Lachesis 30 or
200 4 hourly
Incarcerated;with uneasiness and fetid flatus;better by passing flatus or belching Carbo veg.30 4
hourly
Incarcerated;with restlessness and burning sensation;unquenchable thirst,sips liitle water at a time but
frequently Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Strangulated;with deathly nausea Tabacum 30 4 hourly
Strangulated;other type of hernia;with pain around navel region Plumbum met.30 4 hourly
Incarcerated or strangulated;with vomiting of faecal matter Opium 200 or 1M 4 hourly
For all types of hernia;when the walls of abdomen are thin Calcarea carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Hernia of the bladder Staphysagria 30 4 hourly
Femoral hernia Wiesbaden 30 4 hourly
Umbilical hernia Granatum 30 4 hourly
H E R P E S ZOST E R
An infection caused by Herpes virus varicellae,characterized by an eruption of groups of vesicles on
one side of the body following the course of a nerve.The condition is self limited but may be
accompanied by or followed severe post-herpetic pain.
Head remedy;(with fever,restlessness,itching,burning and tingling) Rhus tox.30 or 200 3 hourly
With burning and shooting pain;restlessness and anxiety Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
On right side;with intense burning Cantharis 30 4 hourly
On back;sensitive to cold Cistus can.30 4 hourly
On legs;throbbing pain worse by heat Comocladia 30 4 hourly
Itching and painful burning with redness of the skin;formation of vesicles and
pustules,desiccation,desquamation and falling off of the pustules Croton tig.30 4 hourly
Burning in the face;inflammed cheeks with boring,gnawing and digging sensation from gums to
ears;itching and tingling in the cheeks Euphorbia 30 4 hourly
Specially on left side;oozing of sticky discharge;stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 4 hourly
On right side;following with gastric derangement Iris ver.30 4 hourly
Facial;in spring and fall;of purple colour Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
To relieve the burning and to prevent the appearance of new crops.Right sided extending across the
abdomen Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
With pain and itching;burning after scratching;brown scabs on eruptions Mezereum 30 4 hourly
Worse after taking cold drinks or by tobacco smoke;gastric derangement;evening aggravation and a
mild,yielding,tearful disposition Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With severe burning pain and itching;worse by touch or motion;preceding intreco-stal neuralgia due to
alcoholism Ranun-bulb.30 4 hourly
Due to suppressed gonorrhoea;burning after scratching Thuja oc.200 3 hourly(3)
With lacinating pain;suppurating herpes Zincum met.30 4 hourly
Eruptions;large;swollen;burns and stings;better by cold applications Apis mel.30 4 hourly
Due to digestive disturbances;sedentary habits;indulgence of women and wine Nux vomica 30 4
hourly
Violent;worse by taking hot drinks;fear of dark Stramonium 30 4 hourly
Herpes of labialis pudendi Terebinth.30 4 hourly
Facial neuralgia after herpes zoster Kalmia lat.30 4 hourly
HY D R O C E L E
A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity;specially,such a collection in the tunica vaginalis
testis is called Hydrocele.
Due to injury,stitches in scrotum;testes hard,swollen and tender Arnica mont.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Congenital;testes swollen;soreness,tearing pain;testicles hang down;left hang low Pulsatilla 200 or
1M weekly(6)
With induration of testes;specially in boyhood Sulphur iod.3X or 6 4 hourly
Testes heavy and sore;enlarged,hard,specially after injuries Conium mac.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Testes drawn up;swollen,painful,hard;worse right side;when air become cold and before storms
Rhododendron 200 or 1M weekly(6)
Swelling and tensive pain in the right testicle as if bruised;atrophy of testicles;sadness in mind Aurum
met.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Stitches in testicles while sitting;painful tensions from right testicles along spermatic cord in groin
Bryonia alb.200 6 hourly
Lassitude;it seems as if he should walk for ever;pain better by walking Acid-flour.200 or 1M
weekly(6)
Hydrocele with skin ailments;constipation Graphites 200 or 1M weekly(6)
Sticking through testicles;pain worse after lying down and at night,pressure in spermatic testes
cords;hang down Silicea 200 or 1M weekly(6)
Intercurrent remedy Sulphur 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
HY D R O C E P H A L U S
Abnormal accumulation of cerebro-spinal fluid within the skull,which may involve ventricular cavities
and the general spaces.Due to this distension the cranial bones may expand and the skull becomes
enlarged.This complication may be congenital or acquired.
Rush of blood to face and head;face red;fever;violent headache Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Accumulation of fluid rapid;patient cries with intense pain;loss of thirst Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Bulging of the fontanelles;suppression of urine;constant involuntary motion of one leg Apocynum
can.Q or 30 4 hourly
When there is tubercular history in the family or the patient Tuberculinum k.1M fortnightly(3)
Rolling of head;jerking of muscles during sleep;fidgety feet;patients bores his head in the pillow and
screams Zincum met.30 or 200 6 hourly
Suspension of senses;unconsciousness with screaming;urine suppressed;eyes do not react to
light;involuntary motion of one half of the body;beginning of paralytic stage Helleborus 30 or 200 6
hourly
After measles or scarlatina;head-sweats which do not relieve;moaning;patient rattles head Mercurius
sol.30 or 200 6 hourly
Tubercular or syphilitic history in the family;violent headache;better in open air Kali iod.30 or 200 6
hourly
Stupor;cold sweat;patient cries in sleep;history of suppression of eruptions Sulphur 200 or 1M 10
min(3)
Sweating of entire head;face and hands cold;offensive foot sweat;startling in sleep,chilly patient
Silicea 30 or 200 4 hourly
In chronic cases;patient feels worse during and after sleep Lachesis 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Sweating on scalp during sleep;head large;desire for eggs.Child weak though fatty Calcarea carb.200
or 1M fortnightly(3)
HY D R O P H O B I A (Rabies)
There is no set treatment for hydrophobia in homoeopathy.The patient should be
rushed to the
hospital.
The developed disease requires first of all "the removal of every cause of excitement" ;the
separation
of the patient from everything calculated to disturb or render him anxious;the maintenance of the
utmost quiet;the employment of a friendly tone of address(in place of coercive measures);And the
endeavour to calm the sufferer by kind treatment.
The following medicines can be tried till patient is hospitalised.
Congested face;wild staring look,pupil dilated;sensitive to sunlight or shining objects;throst
sore,spasm of throat,hoarse,barking voice;inability to swallow;oppression;anxiety,hallucinations;biting
and snapping;convulsions Belladonna 30 or 200 1/2 hourly
When swallowing is prevented by inflammation;and not only from spasms of the throat;spasms follow
the pain caused by swallowing;also when there is priapismus Cantharis 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
When the skin becomes bluished red,with edges hard and swollen.Fear of water Hydrophobinum 200
or 1M 10 min(3)
General convulsions more prominent than spasms of the throat;abuses those around.Sleep is
interrupted as if by a sudden fright followed by convulsions Hyoscyamus 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Fear of imaginary objects;and the great mobility and restlessness;with screaming and fear of dark
Stramonium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
In the worse state of developed disease Lachesis 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
HY P E R T E N S I O N
Head remedy;with nervousness(during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia s.Q 4 hourly
With depression;suicidal tendency;cardiac symptoms Aurum met.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum iod.30 6 hourly
With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta mur.3X or 6X 4 hourly
With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus g.Q or 30 3 hourly
For fat and flabby patient;sweat on head,palms and soles,craving for eggs;chilly patient Calcarea
carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium mac.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Palpitations in slight exertion;dyspnoea,insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus ox.Q or 30 4
hourly
Due to shock(broken love affair etc.)emotional disturbances Ignatia 200 or 1M 4 hourly(3)
Due to congestion in brain;severe headache,lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6 1/2 hourly
Due to syphilitic origin;lancinating pain in head and bones Kali iod.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Due to gastric origin;flatulence;craving for sweets and warm food;worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30 or
200 4 hourly
Due to shock or grief;hyperthyroidism,goitre,addision's disease,diabetes,etc.Desire for salt
preparations Natrum mur.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
In syphilitic cases;angina pectoris;vertigo,dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum iod.30 or 200 10 min(3)
In tall,intelligent,hypertensive people;craves for icy cold things;fear of dark and stroms,etc.
Phosphorus 30 or 200 10 min(3)
With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum iod.30 or 200 6 hourly
Due to grief;apprehension,dullness,loss of thirst,etc. Gelsemium 30 or 200 3 hourly
During menopausal stage;worse after sleep;great loquacity Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly
Bursting pain in head;better by cold application,pressure,vertigo;palpitation of heart;worse when
alone;sleeplessness with heaviness in head;oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia diffusa Q
or 6 4 hourly
HY P O T E N S I O N
Due to fluid loss;exhaustive discharges(excessive vomiting,diarrhoea,blood loss or semen loss,etc.)
China off.30 4 hourly
Due to low vitality;flatulence in upper part of abdomen;desire for fresh air Carbo veg.6 or 30 4 hourly
Faints in hot sun,craves for salt,excessive thirst and constipation Natrum mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Craves for sweets;flatulence in lower part of abdomen;uric acid diathesis Lycopodium 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
When pulse is weak and slow;vertigo,weight and oppression of heart as if being squeezed Viscum
alb.Q or 30 4 hourly
With irregular heart beating and palpitation;feels as if heart would stop beating if do not move about
Gelsemium 30 4 hourly
Due to excessive sexual indulgence Acid-phos.30 4 hourly
HY P O T H E R M I A
Hypothermia is usually caused by over exposure to natural elements, such as freezing weather, cold
water, snow, ice, and high altitude conditions. During this condition the temperature of the body drops
below 95 F. (35 C.) Infants and the elderly are the most susceptible to hypothermia. An infant will
appear drowsy and limp and refuse to feed even if the hands and feet do not feel cold. As the
temperature drops the victim becomes dreamy, unresponsive, apathetic, and reluctant to move. The
extremities become cold and the entire body loses its warmth. There also may be cramps, numbness
and paralysis. If the temperature drops down to 77 F. (25 C.) there is little chance of recovery as the
body will enter the state of collapse and the breathing and heart beat will cease.
If the patient is not breathing give artificial respiration immediately. If you are sure the heart has
stopped beating use CPR. Call the emergency service and monitor the victim's condition until help
arrives. Take the person to a warm place and give them frequent sips of sweet, warm drinks. Warm the
person gently as radical heating may overstrain the heart. Place well wrap warm (not boiling) hot-water
bottles against the person body and wrap the person in warm blankets. Hold an infant against the body
under warm cover with a warm hot-water bottle. Slowly warm the patient up and feed them warm
fluids.
Materia Medica
Anti Tart (1): Sensation of coldness running through the blood vessels. Face cold blue pale, covered
with cold sweat. Incessant quivering of chin and lower jaw. Chills and contractures and muscular pains.
Trembling of the whole body, great prostration. Drowsiness, debility and sweat. Rattling of mucus in
the chest but very little is expectorated.
Arsenicum Album (3): Faintness, icy coldness and great exhaustion, worse < after the slightest
exertion. Collapsed cold, face with a pale death-like color, pinched-up bluish nose with mouth wide
open. Coldness of the stomach. Sensation of coldness in the chest. Legs feel so heavy, can hardly raise
them. Look of anxiousness and agony on the face. Ars. patients are usually thin, nervous and wiry.
Calcarea Carb (2): Icy coldness in and on the head, especially on the right side. Very sensitive to the
least cold air, great liability to take cold, internal chilliness. Calc. patients are fat, flabby, cold,
perspiring, and sour.
Camphora (3). Icy coldness of the whole body, low blood pressure, sudden sinking of strength, pulse
small and weak. Victim will not be covered even though icy cold. Face pale, haggard, anxious,
distorted, bluish and cold. Cold tongue, cold breath suspended respiration. Numbness, tingling,
coldness and cramps of calves. Icy cold feet, cold tongue, and cold pale livid skin.
Carbo Veg (3): The patient is almost lifeless, icy cold but the head is hot, breath is cold, oppressed and
quickened, air hunger must be fanned, pulse imperceptible. Face is pale, blue, hippocratic, cold with
cold sweat. Body becomes blue, icy cold, blood seem to stagnate in the capillaries. The typical patient
is sluggish, fat, and lazy.
Cuprum Met (3): Icy coldness of the body with spasmodic affection, cramps, convulsions beginning in
the fingers and toes. Coldness of the hands, cramps in the palms, calves and soles. Face is blue-red or
blue, lips and nails blue. Great coldness and blueness with collapse. Suited to fair-headed people.
Secale (3): Great external coldness yet a subject experience of heat, does not wan to be covered. Icy
coldness of the extremities. Fingers and feet bluish, shriveled, spread apart or bent backwards, numb.
Veratrum Album (1). Collapse, with extreme coldness, blueness, and weakness. Cold sweat on the
forehead, pale face, rapid, feeble pulse. Icy coldness of the tip of the nose and face. Face very pale,
blue, collapsed, cold. Skin, blue, clammy, inelastic, cold as death. Sensation of a lump of ice on the
vertex. Sits in a stupid manner, noticing nothing.
Repertorium
Hypothermia, icy coldness of the body - ant-t., ARS., Calc., CAMPH., CARBO-V., CUPR., SEC.,
verat.
I M P O T E N C Y (Male)
Absence of erection and desire;to tone up the sexual system Nuphar lut.Q 4 hourly,5 - 10 drops
Due to masturbation;erections only when half-asleep Caladium s.30 or 200 6 hourly
Due to old age;complete loss of desire(even in young man);premature emission Lycopodium 200 or
1M fortnightly(3)
Due to sexual excesses;debility and impotency Kali brom.30 6 hourly
Due to excessive indulging in sex;penis shrivelled;spermatorrhoea;guilty look Staphysagria 30 or 200
6 hourly
Due to injury Arnica 200 or 1M weekly(3)
In fat and flabby persons;due to frequent coitus;increased desire Calcarea carb.200 or 1M
fortnightly(3)
Due to syphilis;in humorous(jolly)persons Kali iod.30 6 hourly
Impotency due to debility;enlargement of prostate gland Sabal ser.Q 4 hourly,5 - 10 drops
Due to spinal injury Hypericum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
In young boys who are afraid of marriage due to their past of free sexual indulgence Anacardium
or.200 weekly(3)
Impotency with diabetes melitus Moschus 30 or 200 fortnightly(3)
Due to excessive loss of seminal fluid(chronic);due to onanism Acid-phos.Q or 30 4 hourly
Due to excessive loss of seminal fluid(acute);excited lascivious fancy China 30 4 hourly
Impotency with lascivious thoughts.Stools constipated,can be passed by mechanical aid-by
finger,etc.,only Selenium 30 4 hourly
Premature old age,due to abuse of sexual power.Genitalia cold,relaxed,no desire,no erection;after
suppressed gonorrhoea Agnus cast.30 or 200 4 hourly
Sexual debility due to nervous prostration;to tone up the sexual system Damiana Q 4 hourly,5 -10
drops
Neurasthenic impotence.Strong and lasting erections Yohimbinum Q 4 hourly,5 - 10 drops
With nocturnal emissions followed by great weakness Medorrhinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
Due to suppression of desire(chronic bachelors)or excessive indulgence Conium mac.200 or 1M
fortnightly(3)
INF E C T E D WOU N D S
If a wound become red, hot, swollen and painful there is every chance it is becoming infected. If there
is an exude of clear fluids that starts to turn yellowish, greenish yellow, or becomes brownish or dark
the situation is worsening rapidly. This demands the choice of specific remedies to combat infection. If
CALENDULA has not be used the time to use it may be now. STAPHISAGRIA is useful in infected
incised wound and surgical cut with greenish discharge and hypersensitivity to pain. Please refer above
for symptoms to these remedies.
Apis: Puncture wounds (Led) that become red, rosy, swollen, edematous, very sensitive to touch, esp.
when the pains are burning, piercing, continuous. The redness spreads like erysipelas. Lymphangitis.
Erysipelas after wounds or operations. The wound is hot and > by cold applications.
(a). Rhus Tox. Follows Apis if the redness runs down the inside of the arms or legs in interrupted
stripes. Lymphangitis, with swollen glands. The patient becomes chilly as the sepsis spreads.
(b). Rhus Tox may be followed with Ars. if the parts become blackish and exuded pus and the patient
becomes prostrated and restless.
Belladonna (2): This remedy is most useful in the early stage when there is sudden, rapid, swelling of
a bright red color with intense throbbing pains. Useful before the pus develops when swelling increases
causing red streaks to radiate from the site. Lymphangitis. The lymph glands become red and swollen.
Is esp. indicated if the is fever, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing arteries, excited mental state,
hyperaesthesia of all senses, etc..
Bufo (2): Tendency for wounds to suppurate with throbbing and lancinating pains. Small wound
suppurate much. Lymphatic swollen, red streaks and redness along course of lymphatic channels,
lymphangitis. Itching and burning pains. They are < in warm rooms, on awakening, > bathing or cold
air, from putting feet in hot water.
Calcarea Sulph (3): Calcarea Sulph similar in composition to Hepar Sul although it is a remedy that
suits warmer individuals, the suppuration process does not resolve, thick, yellow, bloody pus.
Echinacea (1): Clinically show to be effective in septic conditions concomitant to wounds. Symptoms
of bloody poisoning. Lymphatic inflammation, lymphangitis, crush injuries. Foul discharges with
emaciation and great debility. Patient is depressed and confused.
Hepar Sulph (3): Unhealthy skin, every little injury suppurates. Excessive sensitiveness of the parts.
There are chilly sensations, throbbing in the parts, or sharp, sticking, splinter-like pains that are < night
and from cold. The infection spread by small pimples that form around the main site. The discharges
are yellow, bloody, or fetid. The patient is chilly, hypersensitive, and the slightest cause irritates them
greatly. They are < cold, dry cold wind, touch and are > warmth and wrapping up the affected part.
Lachesis (2): Wounds which heal slow to heal, bluish or purplish hue around the site. Small wounds
bleed greatly, the blood does not coagulate. Inflammation of the lymphatics leading from the wounds,
lymphangitis. The patient is talkative, over heated, restless uneasy and can not stand anything tight
around the neck. They are < after sleep or on sleeping.
Pyrogen (3): Septic states and fevers, small cuts become swollen, inflamed. Discharges are have a foul
odor and there is red streaks extending from the wound, lymphangitis. Great pain and violent burning.
Small cuts or injuries become much swollen and inflamed. Useful when the best selected remedies do
not relieve or permanently improve. Aching all over, bed feels hard. The pulse is abnormally quick out
of all proportion to temperature or high temperature with abnormally slow pulse. Temperature quickly
oscillates now high, how low. Worse > from motion.
Silica (3): Bad effects of needles, splinters and other foreign bodies. Will remove splinter and foreign
bodies without suppuration if given immediately. Useful when suppuration continuous and the wound
refuses to heal. Pus is thin watery, yellow and does not resolve. The patient is very chilly, cold, hugs
the fire, wants plenty of warm clothing, hates drafts, hands and feet are cold, Better > warmth. Suits
yielding, faint hearted, anxious, nervous and excitable temperaments.
Sulphuric Acid (2): Wound which fail to heal. prostration form wounds, gangrene following
mechanical injuries, scars are red, blue and painful. Irritable hurried persons. < mechanical injuries,
excess heat, touch, pressure, > warmth and rest.
INF L U E N Z A
Head remedy;restlessness with prostration and excessive thirst at short intervals Arsenic alb.30 4
hourly
Intercurrent remedy Influenzinum 200 and Sulphur 200 4 hourly
Early stage with chill and sneezing;heaviness and tiredness of body and limbs;loss of thirst,bursting
headache;relief from passing large quantities of pale urine Gelsemium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Severe pains in limbs and back;bones feel 'broken',bursting headache;shivering,and chills in
back;eyeballs sore Eupatorium perf.30 or 200 3 hourly
Rapid prostration;high fever,gastric symptoms;dull red face,nervousness Kali phos.6X or 30 4 hourly
With dry,hacking cough;headache is worse after least movement;wants to lie still and alone;better by
pressure,tongue is coated white;great thirst Bryonia alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Patient very chilly;feels cold even in bed;least movement or exposure intensifies the sensation of
cold;fresh shivering and chill after drinking;aching in limbs and back;nose stuffed up at night Nux
vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Severe pains in back and thighs;chilliness,no fire or heat can warm up the patient;rapid pulsation with
temperature not proportionately high;restlessness;violent pulsations;bruised feeling all over
Pyrogenium 200 3 hourly(3)
INJU R Y
(Trauma,cuts,wounds,etc.):
Head remedy;covers even unconsciousness;bruised pains and tumefication of soft parts Arnica 200 or
1M 3 hourly(3)
Injury of deeper tissues;sprains and bruises Bellis p.6 or 30 4 hourly
Bad effects of head injury;sheershaasan(head-stand) or fall on head Natrum sulph.200 or 1M 10
min(3)
Injury to fibrous tissues;tendons and muscles;sprains and over strain Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Injury to periosteum and bones;sprains of ankles and wrist;house maid's knee Ruta g.30 or 200 6
hourly
Open/raged wounds due to injuries Calendula 30 4 hourly
Wounds turns black;instead of healing Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
To avoid tetanus;punctured wounds due to splinters,insect bites,nail-prick,etc. Ledum pal.200 or 1M
10 min(3)
For wounds which are very painful and do not heal Acid-nit.30 4 hourly
Injury of cornea Opium 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
To aid speedy union of fractured bones;eye injury without any marked sign Symphytum6 or 30 4
hourly
Corneal ulceration by a blow;sharp cut wounds Staphysagria 30 or 200 4 hourly
Spinal injury;injury to nerves,crushed fingers in a door or machine etc. Hypericum 200 or 1M 10
min(3)
When small wounds bleed much;blood bright red as after extraction of tooth,etc. Phosphorus 200 or
1M 10 min(3)
Oozing of blood through bandage Strontium carb.30 4 hourly
Stage of toxaemia and septicaemia with fever and restlessness Pyrogenium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Neuralgia in stump;exposed nerves;after amputation Allium cepa 30 or 200 4 hourly
When patient becomes unconscious;due to shock after injury and body becomes cold Camphor.Q 15
min(3),5 drops
When Camphor Q do not respond and body remains cold;patient desires fanning Carbo veg.30 or 200
15 min(3)
When Carbo veg also fails and body remains cold Veratrum alb.30 or 200 15 min(3)
Cataract after injury Conium 30 or 200 fortnightly(3)
For External Use:
Ferrum phos.1X should be sprayed on the cuts/wounds to check the bleeding(dressing should be done
with Calendula lotion or Calendula ointment).
INSO M N I A (Sleeplessness):
Sleeplessness during menopausal stage Senecio aur.30 4 hourly
Cannot sleep in the early hours of night;utterly wide awake,mind active;sleeplessness due to
excitement Coffea 30 6 hourly
Cannot sleep after 3 A.M.;sleeplessness due to mental strain or sedentary habits;sleep dreamy and
restless Nux vomica 30 at bed times for 7 days
Due to fear or panic;insomnia after shock or fright;restlessness and tossing in bed Aconite nap.30 4
hourly
Due to tiredness;either physical or mental;bed feels too hard;must keep moving in search of soft
portion for relief in bed Arnica mont.30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
Sleeplessness after midnight from anxiety and restlessness;has to get up and walk Belladonna 30 4
hourly
Sleepy yet unable to sleep;child tosses,kicks clothes off,twitches;restless sleep with frightful dreams
Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Sleeplessness and restlessness;specially in first part of night;gets up and walks on the floor,as soon as
the bed time comes patient is wide awake Chamomilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Sleeplessness due to old grief;after dreams of thieves or robbers Natrum mur.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Sleeplessness due to sudden shock;disappointment Ignatia 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Feels sleepy but cannot sleep;clocks striking at a distance keep him awake;bed feels hot;moves about in
vain to find a cool spot in bed Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Restlessness during early part of sleep;sound sleep when it is turns to rise;gets too hot in bed;throws
off covers,gets chilly and puts them on again;puts arms above the head during sleep Opium 30 or 200 4
hourly
JAUN D I C E
Jaundice in new born baby;during pregnancy.Acute pain in the liver region with fever and anxiety
Aconite nap.30 3 hourly
Jaundice in new born baby.child cries a lot;better by carrying Chamomilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
In the beginning when there is nausea and indigestion with clean tongue Ipecac 30 3 hourly(6)
With shooting,stitching pain in the abdomen;complaints after eating non-veg;excessive thirst and
constipation Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
With bad taste;vomiting and dull headache;dragging pain-right hypochondriasis after lying down on
left side.White coated tongue specially in center Carduus m.Q or 30 4 hourly
With inflammation and shooting pain in liver radiating to every direction of liver;liver sensitive to
touch;eyes pale Chelidonium Q or 30 4 hourly
With constant nausea;Jaundice specially during climacteric age.Foaming black urine Lachesis 30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
When jaundice is due to gastric catarrh;liver swollen and sensitive;digestion slow;jaundice due to
sexual excesses;loss of vital fluids China off.6 or 30 4 hourly
Jaundice due to gastric complaints;too high living.Frequent but ineffectual urging to pass stools;chilly
patient Nux vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Sulphur 30 or 200 weekly(3)
After abuse of quinine;unquenchable thirst and restlessness Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Jaundice in complication with liver affection;Chalk like,dirty,watery,offensive stools Podophyllum 30
4 hourly
Flow of dark blood from nose,mouth,uterus,bowels etc.Malignant black Jaundice Crotalus h.30 or 200
4 hourly(3)
Yellow dirty skin,dark brown colour of face;canine hunger Iodium 30 4 hourly
Jaundice with liver disorders.Black,tar like stools Leptandra 30 4 hourly
Jaundice with deep seated brain and lung diseases associated with Anaemia Phosphorus 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Loss of appetite;with nausea and vomiting;indigestion from milk;pain in right hypochondrium;dry
hard stools;conjunctiva yellow Carica papaya Q or 30 4 hourly(3)
For 'Haemolytic Jaundice' T.N.T 200 weekly(3)
KELOI DS
A fibrous growth almost like a tumor usually occuring at the site of a scar
Head remedy;to dissolve the scar tissues Thiosinamine.3X 4 hourly
When there are deep cracks in keloids;constipated stools Graphites 30 or 200 4 hourly
To dissolve the scar tissues;in chilly patients Silicea 200 or 1M weekly(6)
In tubercular constitution;when there is tubercular history in the family Tuberculinum k.1M
fortnightly(6)
Edges of keloids red;itching;worse by warmth;offensive sweat Acid-flour.30 or 200 6 hourly
When the love of life is lost due to ugly look of keloids;suicidal thoughts Aurum met.200 or 1M
weekly(3)
Due to old injury or burns Causticum 30 or 200 6 hourly
Intercurrent remedy when there is pain in keloids Acid-nit.200 and above fortnightly(6)
K I D N E Y AFF EC T I O N S
Acute nephritis.Urine dark,scanty;retention of urine with stitching pains in kidney.Fever with anxiety
Aconite nap.30 or 200 3 hourly
Urine scanty with albumen;acute nephritis;albuminuria;thirstlessness Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Severe pain in kidneys extending to bladder and urethra Berb-vul.Q or 30 4 hourly
Nephritis with irritation of bladder;intolerable burning,urine hot,bloody,albuminous.Constant urging to
urinate Cantharis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Pain in upper part of right kidney extending downward and forward Ocimum can.30 4 hourly
Scanty urine with albumen.Difficulty in breathing specially after midnight and on lying
down.Excessive exhaustion from slight exertion Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
In early stage;bloody urine,violent burning and pain in urethra and kidney region while passing
urine;coffee ground like sediment in urine Terebinth.Q 4 hourly,5 - 7 drops
Dropsy with nephritis.Pulse slow and weak;sensation as if heart stood still.Scanty,dark urine Digitalis
30 4 hourly
Nephralgia of right kidney.Pain right side of the body with ineffectual urging to urinate Nux vomica 30
or 200 4 hourly
Suppression of urine which passes drop by drop only.Spasmodic,crampy pain which appear and
disappear suddenly with sensation of a warm feeling in the bladder Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Kidney affections associated with pneumonia or pulmonary catarrh.Constant pain in the region of right
kidney with bloody urine Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Repulsive odour of urine;dark brown sediments in urine.Severe kidney pain which penetrate into the
chest Acid-benz.30 4 hourly
LA R Y N G I T I S
With inflammatory fever;larynx sensitive to touch and to inspired air;voice husky Aconite nap.30 4
hourly
Laryngitis of singers;loss of voice;better from getting over heated,in a warm room;worse after rest
Antim-crud.30 or 200 4 hourly
Acute laryngitis;vocal cords bright-red;pain in larynx when talking Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Chronic laryngitis of singers;raising the voice causes cough;inflammation and swelling of the posterior
wall and lining of the larynx;hoarseness and loss of voice Argentum nit.30 or 200 4 hourly
Burning pain in larynx;short,dry,hoarse cough in rapid paroxysms,mostly in daytime,less at night and
in warm bed Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Inflammation of larynx and pharynx;constant pain and internal swelling;voice hoarse,deep and weak
or aphonia Arum triph.30 4 hourly
Laryngeal catarrh of singers;the laryngeal muscles refuses to act,can not speak a loud word;worse
morning and evening Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Violent catarrhal laryngitis;hoarse cough,seems to split and tear the larynx Allium cepa 30 4 hourly
Constriction in larynx when talking;sensation of a feather in larynx Drosera 30 or 200 10 min(3)
Stitches and pains extending from ear to ear while swallowing;great hoarseness with rough barking
cough;scanty,tenacious,muco-purulent secretion,difficult to expectorate;aphonia with slight suffocative
spasms;worse morning Hepar sulph.30 or 200 4 hourly
Laryngeal and tracheal ulceration;voice altered,husky;dry,irritating cough with dyspnoea;tightness and
constriction about larynx and trachea with soreness and hoarseness Iodium 30 4 hourly
Laryngeal and tracheal ulceration;voice altered,husky;dry,irritation of air-tubes;dry,tormenting cough
chiefly at night;fat,flabby and chilly patient Calcarea carb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Oedematous laryngitis;hoarseness,rawness and dryness of larynx;sensitive to touch;feeling of lump in
throat with sensation of suffocation Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly
Syphilitic laryngitis;parts much swollen,dark coloured with much hawking and cough Mercurius
sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chronic laryngeal cough;without expectoration;stinging,smarting sensation as if a ulcer were
there,generally felt on one side;long standing,short,dry cough,continuing all day Nitric acid.30 or 200
4 hourly
Violent tickling in larynx when speaking;dry,spasmodic cough with constriction of throat,stitches in
larynx,chilliness with cough Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
Dry,irritating cough with burning and tickling in larynx;swelling of submaxillary glands;larynx
swollen;difficult respiration as due to a plug in throat;great dryness of larynx with short or barking
cough Spongia 30 4 hourly
Laryngeal phthisis with constant short,irritating and hacking cough Stannum met.30 4 hourly
Hawking of mucous from larynx;voice hoarse,tickling in throat;cough increased by pressure on
larynx;worse evening Rumex 30 4 hourly
Acute oedematous from laryngitis;dryness in throat with soreness,swelling and redness;expectoration
of thick mucous Sanguinaria c.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chronic laryngitis with congestion;swelling of the tissues and increased secretion of a glutinous
fluid;worse morning;follicular laryngitis with ropy and stringy discharge Kali bich.30 or 200 4 hourly
Follicular inflammtion;laryngeal irritation and dry cough;burning and tickling in throat;oedema of
larynx Kali iod.30 or 200 4 hourly
Fetid breath;loss of voice;hoarseness with white and viscid expectoration Kali mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Sulphur 200 weekly(3)
LEF T SI D E D R E M E D I E S
Medicines which have special affinity to the left sided organs of the body have been given here.For
repetition,etc,see actaul ailments accordingly
Affect left arm,left leg,left sided abdomen,etc. Asafoetida 30 or 200
Pain from left side of stomach through to the back Alstonia 30 or 200
Symptoms appear to the left side and then right Benzoic acid.30 or 200
Left sided complaints - stitches in spleen Bellis perennis 30 or 200
Oedema of left hand and foot Cactus g.30 or 200
Left sided sciatica,following influenza Iris versicolor 30 or 200
Sweating mostly on left side Jaborandi 30 or 200
Left sided intercostal neuralgia with numbness of the whole left arm Kalmia lat.30 or 200
Left sidede rheumatism;sharp pains through the lower lobe of left lung Oxalic acid.30 or 200
Left half of the face red and hot whereas right half is cold and pale Paris quadrifolia 30 or 200
Left sided symptom;worse 3 P.M. Thuja o.c.30 or 200
Paroxysmal neuralgias mostly on the left side though the sciatica is right sided Colocynth.30 or 200
Neuralgias about the abdomen;worse left side Nux vomica 30 or 200
Left sided pains Colchicum 30 or 200
Left infra-mammary pains suggesting ovarion troubles Cimicifuga 30 or 200
Left sided throat complaints;diphtheria,sore throat,ulceration etc. Merc-bin-iod.30
Left sided headache;neuralgia of the fifth nerve Spigelia 30 or 200
Left sided throat complaints Lachesis 30 or 200
LE P R O S Y
Chronic granulomatus infection caused by the Mycobacterium leprae is called Leprosy.
Leprosy occurs in two relatively stable types;lepromatous and tuberculoid.The first sign of infection is
the appearance of eruption on the skin and slowly the disease progress and later on the sensation in the
effected area is diminished or lost.
Head remedy (to start the treatment) Sulphur CM monthly(3)
Intercurrent remedy Bacillinum 1M fortnightly(6)
Thickening of skin;scale formation Hydrocotyle 30 or 200 4 hourly
With depression;love of life lost with suicidal tendency Aurum met.200 or 1M monthly(3)
Dropping of fingers and toes;night sweats Arsenic iod.30 and above 6 hourly
Cracks and oozing of sticky fluid;music makes the patient to weep Graphites 200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Complaints with numbness in hands and feet Hoang nan Q 4 hourly,5 - 7 drops
Thickening of skin;syphilitic origin Thyroidinum 200 or 1M weekly(6)
Effected parts cold;loss of sensation Secale cor.200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Pimples on projecting portion of bones Hura br.CM monthly(3)
Gangrenous tubercules;thickening of skin,heat in stomach Calotropis 200 or 1M weekly(6)
Intercurrent remedy;when there are tubercular history in the family Tuberculinum 1M weekly(6)
LEUCO D E R M A – Vitiligo (Whitish discoloration of the skin)
Head remedy Arsenic sul-fl.3X 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Tuberculinum bov.1M fortnightly(6)
LEU K E M I A
Progressive proliferation of abnormal leukocytes found in hemo tissues,other organs,and usually in the
blood in increased numbers;occuring due to acute infection;with severe anaemia,haemorrhages and
slight enlargement of lymph nodes or the spleen is known as Leukemia.
For Homoeopathic treatment find the suitable remedy based on the totality of the symptoms of the
sick.
Arsenic alb.,Arsenic iod.,Calcarea iod.,Calcarea phos.,China off.,Ferrum phos.,Ceanothus,Natrum
mur.,Natrum sulph.,Ocimum sanc.,Phosphorus,Bacillinum,Malaria off.,Ocimum
can.,Tuberculinum.Sulphur,Syphilinum,Radium brom.,Medorrhinum and Carcmocin,etc. are the main
remedies.
The treatment should be under an expert Homoeopath.
LUPUS: Erosion of the skin
Head remedy;intercurrent also Radium brom.30 or 200 4 hourly
Brown saddle across the nose;aversion to loved ones and family members Sepia 30 or 200 6 hourly
Worse going in the sun.Disseminated erythematous lupus Natrum carb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Lupus with burning sensation;restlessness and exhaustion;better by hot,worse by cold.Unquenchable
thirst Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
MALA R I A
Fever comes every other day or every week.great thirst before chill which ceases as soon as chill
begins;no thirst during stage of heat which returns again during stage of sweat;worse by motion;better
by warmth China off.30 or 200 3 hourly
Paroxysms regular;thirst in all stages;severe shaking chill continues for long.Tongue
clean,profuse,exhausting sweat.Pain in back(spine)worse during stage of chill(almost specific) China
sulph.1X and above 4 hourly(6)
Severe aching bone pains,as if bones are broken.Nausea and vomiting as the chill passes on.Great
thirst.Drinks excites nausea and vomiting in every stage(chill,heat and sweat)better after sweating
except headache.Tongue thickly(yellowish)coated;taste bitter Eup-perf.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chill without thirst(thirst almost absent in all the stages);violent shaking,chills up and down along the
spine(back);patient wants to hold;sweat and heat stage long and exhausting;pain in the nape of
neck;soreness of muscles,muscular power weakened;desire to lie down quietly and to
sleep;drowzy;sweat absent;better after passing urine Gelsemium 30 or 200 3 hourly
When there are no clear cut indication for medicine(paroxysms not clear)- a few doses of Ipecac 30
opens up the case,specially after(suppression)/abuse of quinine or relapse.Nausea,vomiting and
dyspnoea in all the stages and clean tongue Ipecac 30 or 200 3 hourly
Great thirst with trobbing headache,before chill and during stage of heat.Severe long lasting chill
between 10 - 11 A.M.,even lips and nails becomes blue because of shivering.Profuse sweat,which
relieves all the symptoms except headache Nat-mur.30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
Chill with thirst;worse by warmth and motion.Fever(heat stage) without thirst or little thirst;sweating
alternate with dry heat or little sweat Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Paroxysms irregular;chill absent or very little;sweat usually absent;great restlessness;unquenchable
thirst,drinks frequently but little at a time,better after sweating and by warmth Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4
hourly
Chill with great thirst and external coldness,drinks at long intervals but at large quantities at a
time;stools constipated.stitching pain in chest and in the region of spleen;sour sweat after slightest
exertion.Irritable;desires to lie quietly Bryonia 30 or 200 3 hourly
Chill followed by sweat.Icy coldness,one feet cold and the other hot.Thirst during stage of heat for
warm drinks(vomit after taking cold drinks);worse 4 to 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Chill without thirst.Great heat(with thirst) yet patient cannot move or uncover,feels very chilly;better
by warmth and after sweating Nux vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Paroxysms ever changing;chill at 4 P.M. without thirst;sweating worse left side;feels very hot in
bed,desires to uncover;thirst during stage of heat,licks the lips(with water) only;thirst during stage of
sweat only Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry exhausting cough an hour before chill and continues till chill lasts.Extreme chill and heat.Chill
starts in thigh and between shoulders or over one scapula,small of back,running up
spine.Restlessness,changing position constantly;urticarial rashes;better during sweat stage and warmth
Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chill with clock like periodicity with pain long bones;chill lasts for long - throughout day and night
Aranea dia.30 or 200 4 hourly
Paroxysms regular;at clock like periodicity (at same hour).Thirst during stage of heat for warm
drinks;tearing pain and/or numbness in legs or whole body during stage of heat;eyes red Cedron 30 or
200 4 hourly
Thirst before chill;shivering and chilliness after every drink,chill starts in back and spreads over the
whole body;after chill,heat without thirst and cold sweat Capsicum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Paroxysms irregular;chill with thirst,heat without thirst.Patient wants fanning instead of drinking water
during heat stage;coldness of legs even after covering with blanket.Sweat profuse,sour and offensive
Carbo veg.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chronic;spoiled cases;paroxysms irregular;chill,heat,sweat all erratic.Fever followed by severe heat -
making one almost senseless followed by profuse sweating.Feet cold and wet,shivering with
thirst;worse in the evening Sepia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy;chronic cases,when symptoms are not clear.Chill with shivering,without heat or
thirst;palms and soles hot and burns Sulphur 200 4 hourly(3)
Fever worse at night;tongue thickly whitish coated.Desire for acids and pickles,etc.Patient desires to
sleep;chill quite often with gastric complaints Antim-crud.30 or 200 6 hourly(6)
Paroxysms irregular.During heat stage body is covered with boiling and offensive sweat Psorinum 200
or 1M 10 min(3)
Chill begins at back;fever rises quickly,great heat with profuse sweat;fever do not come down with
sweat.Restlessness.Fever and pulse improportionate Pyrogenium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
MA R AS M U S
Marked emaciation of legs;ascending muscles;neck weak;cannot hold the head;flabby,loose skin;better
when diarrhoea occurs Abortanum 30 or 200 6 hourly(3)
Marked emaciation of neck;dehydration;constipation;desire for extra salt Natrum mur.30 or 200 4
hourly
Emaciation with good appetite;weakness after physical or mental exertion Acid-picric.30 4 hourly
Emaciation with grandular swelling and enlargement of abdomen;nature shy Baryta carb.200 or 1M
weekly(3)
Though eats well but emaciates;joints swollen and deformed Iodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy;when there is tubercular family history;susceptible to changes of weather
Tuberculinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Emaciation of children;mentally deficient;excitable and nervous Ambra gr.30 or 200 4 hourly
Progressive emaciation;craves for sweets which do not suit;much flatulence Argentum nit.30 or 200 4
hourly
Rapid emaciation;diarrhoea soon after drinking or eating anything;burning in stomach Arsenic alb.30
4 hourly
Emaciation of neck and face;much flatulence;desires sweets and hot drinks Lycopodium 30 or 200 4
hourly
Emaciation;cannot digest milk though desires it;craves for meat Magnesia carb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Emaciation due to defective assimilation;offensive foot sweat,chilly patient Silicea 30 or 200 4 hourly
In bottle fed babies Natrum phos.6X or 30 4 hourly
MEASLES
It is a viral,infectious disease with symptoms of acute coryza,watering of eyes,sore throat,cough
etc.,chilly feeling,fever and rash.As the rash appears the fever may rise upto 105 degree F with
Lachrymation and photophobia.
The symptoms may last for 4 - 8 days.Pneumonia and capillary bronchitis may occur if the case is not
managed properly.
Prophylactic remedy Morbillinum 200 10 min(3)
High fever with catarrh;conjunctiva red;dry cough;rash with burning.restlessness and anxiety Aconite
30 or 200 3 hourly
Profuse lachrymation;thirstlessness with dryness of mouth;better in open cold air Pulsatilla 30 or 200
4 hourly(3)
Fever with restlessness;triangular tip of tongue red;better by movements Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Rattling in the chest,dypsnoea,loose cough with difficult expectoration;tongue whitish coated
Antimtart.
30 or 200 10 min(3)
Rash bright red;skin hot and dry;congestion and rush of blood towards head;sore throat Belladonna 30
3 hourly
Dry,hard cough with stitching pain in chest.Drowzy,mild delirium;tongue coated,lips dry;stools
constipated.Thirst for large quantites of water;worse by movements Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
High fever;kicks the covering;eyes sore,tearful and irritable;loss of thirst and better by cold Apis
mel.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Hot,burning tears from eyes with photophobia;bland discharge from nose and throbbing headache
Euphrasia 30 4 hourly
Chill and heat alternate;restlessness;drowzy and stupid;better passing urine Gelsemium 30 4 hourly
Croupy cough with rattling in the chest.Oversensitive to touch,cold,air etc. Hepar sulph.30 or 200 3
hourly
Measles with purulent,stringy,ropy discharge from eyes and ears Kali bich.30 4 hourly
Exhaustive,dry cough with desire to vomit.Tightness in chest cannot lie on left side;craves for icy,cold
drinks Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
MEN ING IT I S
The inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord is called meningitis.It may be due to
trauma or various kinds of infections due to micro-organism like
meningococci,pneumococci,staphylococci;varoius kinds of bacillus,tubercle and viral infections and
syphilitic origin,etc.
The onset is usually sudden with severe headache and high fever,vomiting and rigors amy be in the
beginning,on 2nd or 3rd day along with high fever,backache,pain in limbs and intense headache is
present and often the stiffness of neck passes on to rigidity with dilaton of pupils and intolerable
headache,delirium,photophobia, restlessness etc. develops.
The symptoms move towards fatal end.
The treatment of the sick should be timely and hospitalization should be preferred.
Head;neck and spine bends backwards in cerebral-spinal meningitis Cicuta v.30 4 hourly
MIGRA I N E
From mental work;cold,uncovering head,pressure,sitting upright or sun-stroke Glonoinum 30 3 hourly
For nervous,gastric,bilious individuals.Migraine due to mental over exertion in teachers and
students.Right sided,specially Sunday migraine,blurred vision,hemiopia;blindness;often burning pain in
entire gastro-intestinal tract with violent acid vomiting at the height of attack;worse hot weather;spring
and fall;better after vomiting or sufficient night sleep Iris v.200 or above 10 min(3)
For irritable hypochondriacs of bad temper;cholerics,neuropathics;from abuse of
alcohol,coffee,spices,tobacco,vexation and worry,mental over exertion,business worries,sexual
excesses,sedentary habits,cold dry air and winds Nux vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
For pronounced vasomotor individuals(irritable and full of fear)during pre-climacteric and menopausal
stage.Tired expression,head congestion,circumscribed red cheeks;pain above right
eye,throbbing,stitching,rhythmic pain,often in every 8 days,early morning,beginning in nape,extending
upwards,locating in the region of eye,rising and falling with the sun;sensation of heavy congestion
Sanguinaria c.200 10 min(3)
For weak,fat and irritable patient;often apathetic,changing moods,strange changes of
character(egocenteric),memory weak,due to disturbance during climacteric period,results of tobacco
abuse.Person with shallow complexion,yellow saddle across the nose;pain located on left
temple;throbbing,stitching pains Sepia 200 10 min(3)
For neuropathic persons,full of fear caused by noises,change of weather or worms;with face
pale,located above left eye;specially left pupil(ciliary
neuralgia);sharp,shooting,tearing,stitching,periodical pain from occiput to left eye;slowly rising in
intensity with sun.Bile vomiting at the height of attack,slowly improving with setting sun.feeling as if
head were open along sagittal suture Spigelia 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Left sided;worse during and after sleep;before menstruation;heat;during menopause Lachesis 200 or
1M 10 min(3)
Intercurrent remedy Bacillinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
M E T H O D S OF AD M I N I S T E R I N G D R U G S
In general there are various methods of introducing drugs into the body.
The Principal methods are:
1). Oral Method - By mouth, which may be
(a). Aqueous solution,
(b). Syrups,
(c). Emulsions,
(d). Mixtures,
(e). Powders,
(f). Capsules,
(h). Pills, etc.
2). Parenteral - This includes all type of injections:
(a). Subcutaneous,
(b). Intramuscular,
(c). Intravenous,
(d). Bone marrow injection,
(e). Intraperitonial, etc.
3). Mucosal absorption method :
(a). Rectal absorption- generally in the form of suppository,
(b). Nasal septum- By inhalation or by putting medicines in the nasal septum.
4). Skin absorption method - It is done in the form of liniments, lotion, ointments.
Principles for Homeopathic Drug Administration:-
As Homeopathy bears a specialty in the field of medicine, its mode of administration also bears a
specialty.
1. Generally medicines are given by oral or olfaction method.
2. Single medicines should be given at a time.
3. It is wrong to administer complex mixtures (patent), when single simple medicine is sufficient.
4. Homeopathy remedies works better in smaller doses, “The minutest yet powerful dose”.
5. The best selected medicines be repeated at suitable intervals, do not repeat so long the signs of
improvements continue.
6. Medicines should not be administrated during the aggravated condition of disease (especially in
chronic diseases). There are specific instructions for application of a remedy in cases of intermittent
fever, best time is- when the temperature is coming down, in cases of menstrual difficulties- the best
time is the post menstrual period.
7. The diet and regimen which can have any medicinal effect should be avoided, in order that the
action of small dose of medicine given to the patient may not be disturbed by any irritant.
8. Nothing should be taken ½ hour at least before or after taking the medicine.
9. No new habits or addiction should be indulged while taking homeopathic medicines.
10. All emotional stress and strains and excitement should be avoided if possible.
11. Medicines should not be taken directly in hands while administration, take medicines in clean
butter paper or in the cap of the bottle.
12. In case of globules or pills, don’t crush it, try to keep it for longer period in your mouth and chew it
slowly to get its maximum effect.
MOUT H ULCE R S
Small ulcers of the aphthous type;bleed if touch,mouth hot and tender Borax 6 or 30 4 hourly
Excessive salivation;spongy gums which bleed easily;sweetish metallic taste in the mouth;thirst with
moist mouth Mercurius sol.6 or 30 4 hourly
Aphthae with rush of blood towards head Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Small blisters or extremely sensitive ulcers;better holding cold fluids in the mouth Natrum sulph.12X
or 30 4 hourly
Ulcers are accompanied by sharp splinter like pains;acrid and offensive salivation Nitric acid.30 4
hourly
MU M P S
When effected lesion is hard and painful;skin pale;shooting pain into ears on swallowing Phytolacca
d.30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
When air is effected and painful;worse by heat;better open cold air,loss of thirst Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4
hourly(6)
Preventive remedy;also to start the treatment Parotidinum 200 or 1M 1 dose
Swelling and inflammation with fever;restlessness;triangular tip of tongue red Rhus tox.30 or 200 4
hourly(6)
Flushed face and neck with sweating Pilocar-mur.3X or 200 4 hourly
Sudden onset;after exposure to dry cold winds;fever with anxiety and fear Aconite 30 or 200 4 hourly
Swelling bright red and hot;stitching pain extending into ears;face flushed Belladonna 30 or 200 4
hourly
Swelling pale;tongue flabby,moist with marks of teeth;excessive salivation with thirst Mercurius
sol.30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
Associated with fever;measles,small pox,etc;unbearable pain,anxiety,restlessness,un-quenchable
thirst,drinks little at a time but frequently Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
When swelling becomes of purplish colour;intense swelling,very painful Lachesis 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
When swelling becomes harder;patient desires fresh air,fanning Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
NA I L AFF ECT I O N S
Nails uneven;corrugated and spotted Calcarea carb.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Finger and toe nail becomes thick,brittle,black and falls off Graphites 30 or 200 6 hourly
Nails grow too fast;deformed,uneven,becomes brittle and break easily Acid-flour.30 or 200 6 hourly
Nails becomes waxy;distorted,soft and brittle Thuja oc.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Nails becomes shrivelled and brittle Ambra gr.30 or 200 6 hourly
Nails become discoloured and distorted Natrum ars.30 or 200 6 hourly
Nails become loose;painful,over sensitive Hepar sulph.30 or 200 4 hourly
Roots of nails painful;general weakness and anaemia Calcarea phos.6X or 30 4 hourly
Nails and hair unhealthy,sensitive to least touch Magnesia carb.30 6 hourly
Finger nails painful with swelling and pain of phalanges Myristica seb.3X or 6 3 hourly
Nails grow slowly;better in humid condition Causticum 30 or 200 6 hourly
Nails painful;grows into flesh Magnetis pol-australis 30 6 hourly
Cold and blue nails;painful,chilblains of toes Acid-nitric.30 or 200 6 hourly
Crippled nails;white spots on nails,ingrowing toe nails,affections of finger nails Silicea 12X or 30 6
hourly
Falling of nails;vesicular eruption between finger and toes Helleborus 30 or 200 4 hourly
NE P H R I T I S : (Inflammation of the kidneys)
Nephritis due to any acute disease with constant tenesmus Terebinth Q 3 hourly,5 - 6 drops
Acute nephritis with threatening uraemia.Albumin and renal elements in the urine.In heart diseases,the
kidneys previously working well suddenly becomes affected Eel serum 30 4 hourly
In initial stage;with sharp cutting pains in the region of kidney after exposure Aconite nap.30 or 200 2
hourly
With soreness in the region of kidney(intercurrent remedy) Medohrrhinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
Shooting pains;extending to the bladder with heat and distention in the region of the kidneys;urine red
in colour Belladonna 30 or 200 3 hourly
With burning;aching,dragging and smarting pain as if from excoriation extending from the region of
kidneys towards the groin;difficult urination Cannabis sat.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
With cutting pain;tenesmus, and severe burning;urine comes in drops mixed with blood or complete
suppression of urine Cantharis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With sharp,stitching pain;involuntary urination during coughing or sneezing Kali carb.30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Region of kidney tender;pain extends from kidney to abdomen,bladder,lower extremities.Urine
contains albumin,mucous and phosphoric acid Solidago Q 4 hourly,4 - 5 drops
Due to mechanical injuries;such as continuous or severe concussions Arnica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Excessive nausea with extreme distention of abdomen;scanty,painful urination;urine bright
red;contains decomposed blood,albumin and sugar Colchicum 30 4 hourly
In chronic cases when there is induration of the glands;patient over sensitive to pain and cold,etc.
Hepar sulph.30 or higher 4 hourly
When there is diarrhoea and tenesmus with induration of glands;urine dark,scanty,bloody and
albuminous Mercurius viv.30 4 hourly
When the complication is after suppression of haemorrhoidal discharge;sedentary habits and excess of
stimulants;constipation;drawing up of testes and spermatic cord Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Due to suppression of menses;urine dribbles while coughing or sneezing;worse after lying down
Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
Due to loss of sleep;night watching;in nursing women Cocculus ind.30 4 hourly
With excessive thirst;restlessness and exhaustion;urine contains albumin.ephthelical cells,fibrin,pus
and blood,etc. Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
NEU R I T I S (Inflammation of nerves)
Head remedy;due to injury of nerves Hypericum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Sudden onset with anxiety and fear;worse noise and light Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly
Due to exposure to sun or heat;better by motion and uncovering the head Glonoine 3X or 6 2 hourly
Better by pressure and warmth;worse in and by cold Magnesia phos.6X or 30 4 hourly
Due to congestion;rush of blood towards head,face flushed Belladonna 30 3 hourly
Due to uterine disorders;reflex symptoms Cimicifuga 30 4 hourly
Interstitial neuritis;sensitive to air and touch Ranun-bulb.30 4 hourly
OB E S I T Y
This is a condition of excessive accumulation of fat in fat depots. This is an important nutritional
disorder occurs mainly in the rich communities of the world.
Causes of Obesity:
Age: Present in all age group but more common in middle aged persons.
Sex: According to the Government White Paper on public health, 23% of men and 25.4% of women
are obese.
Eating habits: The main causes of obesity are: overeating and/or eating the wrong kinds of food.
Hereditary Factor : Family history for obesity may be positive in majority of cases.
Physical activity: It is very common in persons with sedentary habit than in persons with active
habits.
Psychological factor : As a result of emotional instability habit of overeating may develop and it
leads
to obesity.
Economic background : In developing countries it is common amongst the rich who consumes lots
of
protein, fat and carbohydrate in their diet and having sedentary habits due to luxurious life whereas in
fully developed countries it is more common in lower-socioeconomic groups.
Endocrinal causes: In cases of hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, Adiposogenital dystrophy
etc,
there may be obesity.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy a woman may develop adiposity increasing the body weight to about
4-
5 kg and this may goes on increasing in subsequent pregnancy due to lack of proper knowledge and
carelessness.
The liver is very important for processing nutrients consumed in the diet and sending them on to the
rest of the body. Abnormal processing of glucose or lipids in the liver contributes to problems of type 2
diabetes and atherosclerosis, and fatty liver disease often is seen in people who are obese or suffer from
insulin resistance. The liver is also thought to play a key role in controlling the risk of heart disease.
Genetic factors : In prader-willi syndrome, Laurence-Moon-Biedi syndrome obesity develops.
Hypothalamic syndrome : Lesions in the hypothalamus may give rise to polyphagia and
subsequent
obesity.
Criteria for obesity:
1. Body weight more than 20% above the ideal body weight.
2. Ponderal index (ponderal index= height in inches divide by cube root of weight in lb) less than 12.
3. A fatfold thickness greater than 2.5 cm at the tip of scapula in males or mid triceps region in females.
Clinical Symptoms:
The body weight progressively increases and gradually the contour and configuration of the body is
altered. Fat is uniformly distributed all throughout the body but in some cases like Cushing’s syndrome
it may be distributed in the head, neck, trunk and shoulder and spare the legs (buffalo type of
distribution).
As the body becomes heavier the movements are slow and due to low vital capacity slightest exertion
may give rise to dyspnoea.
Sometimes the ventilation may be very much reduced due to high position of the diaphragm. This is
called obesity- hypoventilation syndrome or characterized by periodic breathing, hypoxia, cyanosis,
respiratory acidosis, leading to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of
right ventricles) and failure.
As fat has some insulating effect there may be defective heat loss and this will add to much discomfort
during summer months.
There may be menstrual disturbances in females.
Patient will also have difficulty in sitting in squatting position, getting up or sitting in a chair or a
vehicle.
Gradually some patients may be completely crippled and leads a vegetative existence and cannot do
any thing without the assistance of somebody.
Complications:
1. Mechanical: Due to heavy weight of the body, weight bearing joints, e.g. knee, ankle, hip and
lumber spine will develop osteoarthritic changes. There may be abdominal hernia, hiatus hernia,
varicose veins, flat feet etc.
2. Infection: Due to exaggeration of skin creases cleanliness cannot be maintained and so fungal or
other infections in these sites are very common.
3. Cardiovascular: Hypertension and atherosclerosis may develop. There may be angina pectoris,
cardiac failure in middle aged individuals.
4. Metabolic : Diabetes, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, cholesterol stones, gout etc may occur.
5. Psychic complications : Different psychosomatic problems may develop in these individuals.
6. There may be hazards during pregnancy and surgical procedures.
7. There may be unexplained increase in certain type of cancers particularly of gall bladder, colon,
endometrium and breast.
Life expectancy:
This is considerably lower in obese patients in comparison to a non obese person of the same age
group.
Treatment:
A. Diet control: A balanced diet suitable for the expected weight of the patient should be given.
This
reducing diet will aim at negative balance of some of the calories. Diet should contain adequate protein
but less fat and carbohydrates should be reduced. A 1000 Kcal diet may be given containing 100gms of
carbohydrates, 50gms of proteins, and 40gms of fat. Alcohol should be avoided. Minerals, vitamins,
water and salt should not be restricted.
B. Exercise: Physical exercise must be encouraged and its value should not be underestimated.
C. Drugs: Appetite suppressants are mainly used. To speed up the metabolism sometimes thyroid
hormones may be used.
D. Dieting or fasting may be helpful sometimes.
E. Surgery: For localized adiposity, surgery may be helpful. Surgical procedures were grouped into
gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastroplasty, biliopancreatic diversion or duodenal switch, and other
procedures.
• Roux- en Y procedure—reduces the size of the stomach, creating a feeling of fullness (satiety);
vomiting is the most common side effect
• Liposuction —removes fat deposits from specific body areas; weight gain is more likely in other
areas of the body after the procedure
F. Yoga : There are some asana which are very effective in weight reduction like sukhasana, stretching
of shoulders, surya namaskar, ardha matsyendrasana, tadasana, Fish Pose (Matsyasana), savasana,
kapalabhati, anuloma viloma, etc.
Homeopathic Treatment:
Calcarea carb
It is used in person with excessive perspiration and who becomes hungry soon after eating; overeating
and inactive digestive system; indigestion with craving for indigestible things. Excessive perspiration
with little exertion, mainly on the upper part of the body.
Cinchona off
It is used in obesity to reduce ravenous appetite; indigestion after taking raw fruits and vegetables.It is
indicated in persons who are though overweight but they are very weak internally.
Lycopodium
Obesity which arises due to disturbed liver and digestive functions; to decrease the craving for sweets;
loss of appetite;Indigestion with flatulence in the lower abdomen; very hungry but feels full after a few
bites.
Thyroidinum
Obesity arises due to thyroid dysfunction; This remedy is a powerful diuretic and is very useful in
myxodema and various types of edema.
Calotropis Gigantea
This medicine is used to reduce the fat without decreasing the weight i.e. flesh will be decreased, the
muscles will become harder and firmer. Heat in stomach is a good guiding symptom.
Antim Crud
This medicine is used in persons having the tendency to become fat mainly due to overeating and
indigestion with white coated tongue.
Phytolacca berry
This medicine is commonly used as a patent medicine for weight reduction.
Fucus vesiculosus
It is given after giving Calcarea Carbonica. It should be given in mother tincture. It is very effective in
cases of indigestion, obstinate constipation and flatulence. It is very effective in people with enlarged
thyroid glands.
Graphites
Obesity in fair, fatty & flabby females with delayed menstruation. It is indicated in persons who are
generally constipated and who have skin trouble.
Esculentine & Phytoline
These are two different remedies used for reduction of fat. These medicines are given in tincture form.
Other homeopathic medicines are amm-carb, amm-mur, iodium, argentum nit, coffea cruda, capsicum,
ferrum phos, ignatia, kali carb,kali bi chromicum, staphysagria,aurum met,Carlsbad, nat mur,
sulphur,ferrum met,thuja occ, etc that can prove useful in a case of obesity
OB E S I T Y (Corpulence)
Tongue thickly white coated;patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200 6 hourly
With unusual tallness in children;chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30 4 hourly
When the tongue is constantly whitish coated;with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6 4 hourly
Fat,flabby and chilly patients.Profuse sweat on hand;worse at night,by exertion;easily fatigued;feet are
cold and damp;craving for eggs;sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea carb.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Especially for fatty women approaching menopause;sensitive to cold weather;liver and spleen enlarged
Calcarea ars.200 6 hourly
Obese patient who suffers from constipation;flatulence;goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus ves,Q 4
hourly,10 -20 drops
Intercurrent remedy;specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200 or 1M
weekly(3)
Obese,chilly,constipated patients,specially in women when there is a history of delayed
menstruation;prone to skin ailments;feels cold;easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or
1M weekly(6)
For fatty women;feels completely exhausted;(whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly(6)
To reduce weight(flesh and fat);to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200 6 hourly
To absorb abnormal tissues;new growths and fat Phytolacca berry Q 4 hourly,10 drops
Obese patient with weak heart;sensitive to cold;aversion to water;habits of uncleanliness;prone to
colds Ammon-carb.200 6 hourly
OED E M A
Dropsical Swelling(see Ascites,Laryngitis,Pleurisy,Kidney and heart diseases also) Oedema means
retention of fluid(water and sodium salts)in the sub-cutaneous tissues.
It can be due to various reasons or ailments(for treatment please refer to specific ailments).
Important Remedies:
Apis mel.,Arsenic alb, China off.,Convallaria, Halleborous, Liatris spi.,and Mercurius sol. etc.
Salt should be restricted.Skimmed milk should be used freely.Rest and warmth are essential.
The diet should be light and easily digestable.Vegeterian diet is good.
Opposite Characteristics Symptoms :
1. A. The edges of teeth decay
B. The roots of teeth decay Staphysagria,Merc-sol
Thuja,Mezereum
2. A. Dry mouth without thirst
B. Moist mouth with thirst Pulsatilla
Merc-sol
3. A. Diseases begin on the left and go to the right side
B. Diseases begin on the right side and go to the left side Lachesis
Lycopodium
4. A. Cough aggravates going from warm to cold air
B. Cough aggravates coming to a warm room from open air Phosphorus
Bryonia alb.
5. A. Acrid coryza with bland lachrymation
B. Acrid lachrymation with bland coryza Allium cepa
Euphrasia
6. A. Pain aggravates by motion
B. Pain ameliorates by motion Rhus tox.
7. A. Cough aggravates by cold drinks
B. Cough ameliorates by cold drinks Spongia tosta
Cuprum met.
7. A. Toothache(pain)ameliorates by heat
B. Toothache ameliorates by cold water Magnesia phos.
Coffea,Natrum s.,Bismuth
8. A. Colic ameliorates from bending double
B. Colic ameliorates on bending backwards Colocynth
Dioscorea v.
9. A. Cough aggravates on expiration
B. Cough aggravates on inspiration Aconite n.,Causticum
Spongia tosta
10. A. Sweats as soon as one closes eyes to sleep
B. Sweat when one wakes up Conium,China off
Sambucus nig.
11. A. Constipation before and during menstruation
B. Diarrhoea before and during menstruation Silicea
Bovista,Veratrum album,Ammon-carb.
12. A. Child is good whole day;restless,screaming and troubles whole night Psorinum,Jalapa
B. Child cries whole day,sleeps whole night Lycopodium
ORC H I T I S: (Inflammation of the testicles)
Acute;due to exposure to dry cold winds Aconite 30 or 200 4 hourly
With pain and swelling of lower part of the right testicle Argentum nit.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With squeezed pain in the testicles;testes hard and inflammated Baptisia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain comes and goes suddenly;face flushed Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Bruised pain,swelling of the right half the scrotum and testicle.Testicle very hard Clematis 30 4 hourly
Orchitis due to contusion;testicles hard and enlarged Conium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Swelling and hardness of testicles and scrotum with shining redness;dragging pain in testicles and
spinal cord Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Pain and inflammation of testicles with painful drawing of spermatic cord Nitric acid.30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Chronic orchitis;testicles feel crushed;worse during thunder strom Rhododendron 200 or 1M 10
min(3)
Complaints after suppression of gonorrhoea with pain in spermatic cord Spongia tosta 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
OSTEO M Y E L I T I S
Inflammation of the bone marrow and the adjacent bone and epiphysial cartilage.
The Important Remedies:
Arnica mont,Alumina silicat,Hypericum,Silicea,Medorrhinum,bryonia alb.,Plumbum met,Cicuta
v.,Cuprum ars,Strychninum phos.,etc.
PA NC R E A S( Affections of):
Inflammation and catarrh of pancreas with rush of blood towards head Belladonna 30 3 hourly
Pancreas enlarged;specially for scrofulous affections Calcarea iod.30 4 hourly
Pancreas contracted;excessive vomiting and indigestion;loosing weight and flesh while food intake is
good Iodium 30 4 hourly
Fatty degeneration;indigestion and craving for icy cold drinks Phosphorus 30 or 200 10 min(3)
Pancreas inflammated;burning sensation.Vomiting of sweetish matter and indigestion Iris v.30 4
hourly
PA R L Y S I S (of different body parts):
With insensibility;specially of brain after effects of fear,accidents etc. Opium 1M or above 10 min(3)
Paralysis of eye-lids;larynx;muscles refuse to obey Gelsemium 200 10 min(3)
Paralysis of arms;great weakness and weariness;ill effects of grief or fright Natrum mur.200 10 min(3)
Paralysis of single parts;bladder,larynx,pharynx or tongue,etc. Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly(6)
Paralysis of bowels;suddenness of symptoms Phosphorus 200 10 min(3)
Paralysis of brain;left sided;patient can not bear anything tight anywhere on body Lachesis 200 10
min(3)
Paralysis of eye lids and face;extreme prostration Cadmium sulph.200 10 min(3)
Paralysis of eye muscles;left side of face;heat in the face Senega 30 4 hourly
Facial paralysis,sticking pain in extremities;drags feet while walking and trembles Nux vomica 30 or
200 6 hourly
Paralysis of legs,ascending;great weakness;tired,heavy feeling all over the body Acid-picric.30 4
hourly
Paralysis of extremities with heaviness and loss of sensation;restlessness Rhus tox.200 or 1M 4 hourly
One sided paralysed while convulsions in the other side;fear of dark Stramonium 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Paralysis of wrist or single muscles that withers;beginning in extensor Plumbum met.30 or 200 6
hourly
Paralysis in old patients;prone to cold;childish behaviour Baryta carb.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Paralysis from below upwards;specially in old bachelors or maids Conium mac.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Painless paralysis of limbs;lungs Laurocerasus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Peculiar Symptoms:
Bed feels too hard Arnica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Feels better when thinking of his/her complaints Camphor 30 4 hourly
Every symptoms worse after taking coffee Causticum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Desire to eat coal Cicuta v.30 or 200 6 hourly
Talking excessively;changing topics Lachesis 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Feeling of hollowness in head,chest or abdomen Cocculus ind.30 4 hourly
Fan like motion of the alae nasi Lycopodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Feels better when constipated Calcarea carb.200 weekly(3)
Feels better after violent exertion;dancing etc. Sepia 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Always feels better just before a severe attack of any ailment Psorinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
P E P T I C ULCE R
A peptic ulcer is an area of damage to the lining of either the stomach or the duodenum (the part of the
digestive tract that immediately follows the stomach). Peptic ulcers can cause symptoms of indigestion,
including pain, which may be severe. They can be treated with medicines but if left untreated can leads
to serious complications.
An ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric or stomach ulcer. In the duodenum it is called a duodenal
ulcer. Peptic ulcers are usually raw patches that are 1-2 cm in diameter. They may be acute or chronic.
In case of acute ulcers, several ulcers may be present at a time, and these may or may not produce any
symptoms. They often heal with proper treatment without any long term consequences. Chronic ulcers
are deeper, usually occur individually and cause symptoms. They leave a scar when they heal.
Causes of Peptic Ulcer:
The contents of stomach are acidic. The acid helps to protect the body from infection and helps break
down the food that is eaten. The lining of the stomach and duodenum is covered in mucus, which
protect it from acid. An ulcer can result when the stomach produces excess acid or there is insufficient
mucus to protect the lining from damage.
There are several factors that increase a person risk of getting a peptic ulcer:
1). Infection with bacteria called helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) –this is almost always present in people
with ulcers, although it is also found in the stomachs of many people without ulcers or indigestion
symptoms.
2). regularly taking certain medicines.
3). Smoking.
4). Drinking alcohol in excess.
5). Stress.
6). Excessive intake of irritants such as spices and caffeine (coffee, tea, cola drinks, and certain caffeine
containing energy drinks).
7). Heredity
Occasionally, a gastric ulcer may develop within a cancer in the lining of the stomach.
Symptoms:
Some people with peptic ulcers have no symptoms. However, many people have abdominal pain,
usually just below the chest bone. A gastric ulcer typically causes a sharp pain in the stomach soon
after eating, whereas the pain of the duodenal ulcer is typically relieved by eating, or by drinking milk.
Other symptoms may include:
1). Belching.
2). General discomfort in the stomach,
3). Loss of appetite or rarely increased appetite,
4). Nausea,
5). Vomiting,
6). Loss of weight.
7). Heartburn.
8). Gastritis.
9). Gastro-esophageal reflux.
Complications:
Sometimes a peptic ulcer can leads to more serious problems, including perforation (a hole in the wall)
of the stomach or duodenum. This causes severe pain and needs emergency treatment. However, the
most common complication is bleeding from the ulcer. Symptom includes:
1. Vomiting red blood or vomit containing dark brown bits of older blood (with an appearance of
coffee grounds).
2. Blood (usually dark red) in the stool.
3. Black, tarry stool.
A slowly bleeding ulcer can also cause anemia, where there are not enough red blood cells to transport
oxygen around the body.
Scars left by healed ulcers something cause narrowing (stenosis) in the duodenum. This can lead to
severe vomiting and may need surgery.
Diagnosis:
•Endoscopy is the preferred method.
•Double contrast barium meal examination may be done.
Precautions: A number of lifestyle changes may reduce the symptoms of a peptic ulcer, and speed
up
healing:
1. Avoid food and drink that seems to cause more severe symptoms such as spicy foods, fatty foods,
coffee, and possibly alcohol.
2. Stop smoking.
3. Lose excess weight if overweight.
4. Reduction of stress by exercise, relaxing exercises, psychotherapy, anti-stress medication,
hypnotism, yoga or any other method that relieves stress and anxiety.
5. Avoidance of individual foods that may cause discomfort to specific patients- this is often an
individual reaction so that some patients need to cut out white bread, while others need to cut out white
bread, while others need to completely stay away from brown bread.
Treatment: In addition to recommending lifestyle changes, if applicable, your doctor may prescribe
a
course of tablets to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach such as:
1. Antacids
2. Proton-pump inhibitors (medication that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces).
3. Antibiotics to eradicate bacterial infection.
4. Surgery is rarely indicated for ulcers resistant to therapy or where there are frequent relapses.
Homeopathic treatment: For peptic ulcer there are numerous medicines from which some are
given
below:
Graphites: Peptic ulcers with intolerance of food; nausea and vomiting after each meal, great flatulence
better from belching; aversion to meat, cooked food, fish, salt and sweets; burning, constrictive and
cramping pain in stomach; pain becomes worse from cold drinks and better by eating and warm milk;
periodic stomach pain with vomiting of food soon after eating, etc.
Pulsatilla: Symptoms of ulcer aggravates from eating rich food, cake, pastry especially after pork or
sausage, fruits, cold food or drinks and ice cream; aversion to fatty food, butter, warm food, and drinks;
water brash, with bitter taste in the mouth; abdomen painfully distended with loud rumbling; pain in
stomach an hour after eating, etc.
Phosphorus: Pain in stomach relieved by cold food and icy cold drinks; tenderness in the region of
stomach or duodenum; hunger soon after eating; longs for cold food and drinks and juicy refreshing
things; nausea and vomiting after warm food and drinks; in later stages there is haematemesis, vomiting
of blood, bile, and mucus with coffee ground substances, etc.
Petroleum: Gnawing, pressing pain in stomach, when ever the stomach is empty; relieved by constant
eating; heart burn and sour eructation; strong aversion to fatty food and meat, worse from eating
cabbage, ravengeous hunger, must rise at night and eat; nausea with accumulation of water in mouth,
etc.
Nux vomica: Sour or bitter taste in the morning or aversion to food; nausea and sour or bitter vomiting,
fullness after eating a small amount of food or pressure as of a stone in the stomach; sensitiveness of
stomach worse from the least pressure of clothing; colic with ineffectual urge for stool, temporarily
better after stool. It is also used in liver complains and jaundice with nausea, vomiting, and ineffectual
urge for stool, etc.
Merc sol: Ulcers bleed easily; aversion to meat, wine, greasy food, coffee, coffee and butter;
eructation, regurgitations, heartburn, nausea and vomiting; problem becomes worse after milk and
sweet; salivation increased, tongue shows imprints of teeth, painful with ulcers in mouth along with
peptic ulcers; Stool slimy, bloody, with colic and fainting feeling; great tenesmus during and after
stool, etc.
Some Other Medicines for peptic ulcers are - Belladonna, Borax, Colocynth, Bryonia, Dulcamara,
Symphytum,Aethusa, Sulphur, Kali Bich, Lycopodium, Carbo Veg, Anti crud, Calc carb, Nat mur, Nat
phos, China, Silicea, Lachesis, Acidum nit.,Calendula, Hamamelis, argentum-nit, arsenic-alb,
atropine, geranium, hydrastis, kali-bichrom, merc-cor, ornithogalum, uranium-nit, terebintha,
medorrhinum, ipecac, etc
Peptic Ulcer (including Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers):
Ulceration of gastro - intestinal tract is due to the biochemical reaction of hydrochloric acid and
pepsin.It is more common in person who leads a stressful life and also smokers.
The complication is worse after taking Aspirin and strong allopathic drugs.Pain in epigastrium is the
main symptom.Frequent repeatition of medicine is dangerous in chronic cases.
Extreme thirst;with extreme irritability of the stomach;extreme soreness with burning heat;pain with
unbearable anxiety Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Stinging,ulcerative pain below left short ribs;worse by touch and deep inspiration;griping with
burning;warmth in epigastrium;craving for sweets which aggravates the complaints Argentum nit.30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
Sensitiveness of epigastrium region;acidity when lying on back and walking;burning;every sort of
food disagrees;acid dyspepsia with heart burn;burning in the stomach sometimes extends into small of
back with excessive distention by gas Carbo veg.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Stomach and abdomen enormously distended and tense after every meal.Rumbling in abdomen after
eating with uneasiness and thin stools Acid-nit.30 or 200 6 hourly(3)
Craving for acids and spicy food;empty eructations;vomiting like coffee ground,mixed with dark,acid
matter,worse in hot weather Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Gastric ulceration with haemorrhage;pain worse when food passes pyloric outlet.Painful sinking
sensation across epigastrium Ornithogalum Q 4 hourly,5 - 7 drops
PER I T O N I T I S
Inflammation of the serous membrane lining of the abdomen
Due to exposure to dry cold winds;high fever with peritoneal pain Aconite 30 or 200 4
hourlyWith intense swelling and pain of abdomen;worse by touch or pressure;local congestion
Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Peritonitis with fever and burning sensation;worse by motion;excessive thirst for large quantities of
water at long intervals Bryonia alb.30 or 200 6 hourly
When simple fever converts into typhoid fever;tongue dry - triangular tip red,restlessness;better by
movements Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
In suppurative stage with intense sweat which do not relieve;fever with loose stools Mercurius sol.30
4 hourly
When patient can not bear even slightest touch or pressure even of clothes on abdomen Lachesis 30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
With extreme coldness of the body;cramps in the extremities and desire for cold drinks;vomiting and
fever Veratrum alb.30 4 hourly
P I L E S – Dry (Haemorrhoids);
Head remedy for bleeding or blind piles;itching and burning in the anus Sulphur 200 or 1M
fortnightly(3)
Haemorrhoids;with pain in lumbo-sacral region;anus feels as if full with sticks or as if a bug is
crawling Aesculus h.6 or 30 4 hourly
Haemorrhoids;like onions,purplish in colour;hammering and throbbing in the anus Lachesis 30 or 200
4 hourly(6)
Constipation;due to sedentary life.Frequent urging to pass stool with itching and stiching in the
rectum;beating or pressing pain after passing stools;worse taking alcoholic drinks;after mental exertion
or after eating Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Haemorrhoids with biting sensation;soreness in the anus;fissures or ulceration in the anus.Anus moist
due to constant oozing Paeonia Q or 6 4 hourly
Haemorrhoids with prolapsus ani.Protrusion of rectum after passing stools Podophyllum 30 or 200 4
hourly
Deep or superficial fissure in the anus.Pain after passing stools as if splinters of glass were sticking in
the anus and rectum.Heat and pain in the anus is so severe that patient can not keep still.Constrction of
the orifice. Ratanhia 6 or 30 4 hourly
Haemorrhoids protrudes like bunches of grapes after every stool;cold water relieves Aloe soc.6 or 30 4
hourly
Mucous piles(mucous coming from the anus);tongue whitish coated Antimonium crud.30 or 200
weekly(3)
Haemorrhoids with stinging and burning pain;better by cold applications Apis mel.30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Haemorrhoids with burning pain;better by warm applications Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Haemorrhoids;or any other trouble in anus or rectum makes walking intolerably painful Causticum 30
or 200 4 hourly(3)
Haemorrhoids;with sensation as if red,hot iron were being thrushed into the rectum;better by applying
cold water Kali carb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Swelling and protrusion of haemorrhoids with bleeding;even while stools are not constipated.Patient is
much troubled by wind formation.Haemorrhoids with extreme sensivity to touch,even contact of cloth
is intolerable Acid-mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
Anus moist,fissured and painful;surrounded with flat warts.Violent contraction with burning and
pricking anus followed by tearing pains Thuja oc.200 or 1M weekly(6)
Haemorrhoids come out every time patient urinates Baryta carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
PL A G U E
Curative and preventive for bubonic plague - External heat with internal coldness.Sudden flushes of
heat;fever with headache and grandular swelling under armpits and groins. Ignatia 200 weekly(6)
Curative and preventive for bubonic plague specially during the period of invasion.Chills followed by
intense burning fever;with great thirst,anxiety,restlessness and headache,delirium,copious sweating and
retention of urine Tarentula c.200 S.O.S
For pneumonic plague;expectoration frothy,pale red,rust coloured,streaked with blood,cold
mucous,tasting sour or sweet;difficult respiration,specially in evening;difficult inspiration.Anxiety
about heart with nausea.Bleeding from internal organs - blood,fluid non-coagulable - bleeding from all
cavities.Fever with shiverings;flushes of heat over whole body - perspiration profuse on head,hands
and feet.Craving for cold water/drinks. Phosphorus 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
PL E U R I S Y
The treatment should be under experienced physicians only,the repetition should be with
great care.
With high fever;due to exposure to dry cold wind Aconite nap.30 or 200 4 hourly
With stittching pains in the chest;worse by movements;better by warmth and rest Bryonia 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
With constriction of the chest;loss of thirst;worse by heat Apis mel.30 4 hourly(3)
With stitching pain in the chest;worse bending forward;phelgm tastes sweet and attracts flies Stannum
met.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With stitching pain in the chest;worse lying on back and in the morning Sulphur 30 or 200 1 dose
With stitching pain in the chest;worse lying on left side;craving for cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
With stitching pain in the chest;worse while walking and warmth Kali iod.30 4 hourly(3)
P R E M E N S T R U A L SYN D R O M E
Premenstrual Syndrome is a temporary phase many young girls and women experience 10 to 15 days
before the menstrual cycle. This phase should not be regarded as psychological or physiological illness.
Every month before menstruation begins the body undergoes changes in the level of hormones estrogen
and progesterone. The effect of these changes are experienced in the form of mood swings, craving for
sweets, disturbed or loss of sleep, irritation, nausea or vomiting, general sluggishness in the daily
activity and boredom.
For many women PMS is a regular influence on their physical and psychological well-being. The
associated symptoms often impact severely upon personal and employment relations. At this time
relationships can experience considerable tension, a number of relationships break down with the main
cause, extreme mood changes that occur each month. It puts an immense strain on all relationships.
Partners often find it difficult to deal with menstrual symptoms. . At this stage women affected by PMS
value most supportive partners. According to recent studies over 70 per cent of relationships are
affected to some extent by PMS.
Sign & Symptoms:
It includes both physical & mental symptoms, which varies from woman to woman. Make a complete
record of the symptom occurs in every menstrual cycle with dates. The symptoms which are commonly
present are:
(1). Anxiety: irritable, crying without reason, verbally and sometimes physically abuse, feeling "out of
control".
(2). Depression: confused, clumsy, forgetful, withdrawn, fearful, paranoid, suicidal thoughts and rarely
suicidal actions.
(3). Cravings: food cravings, usually for sweets or chocolate; diary products including cheese, an on
occasion, alcohol or food in general.
(4). Heaviness or Headache: Fluid retention leading to headache, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating
and weight gain.
Dietary habits, exercises and changes in lifestyle given below can give some relief:
1). Before and after a week of menstruation, a balanced diet consisting of adequate intake of raw foods
and liquid is recommended.
2). Take cool food and liquids.
3). Eat food without excess spice.
4). Avoid yoghurt, cheese, sour cream and butter milk.
5). Avoid hot drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, alcohol and colas. Avoid sugarcane juice and honey as
well.
6). Reduce pungent and sour vegetables such as; tomatoes, onion, eggplant, carrots, beets, garlic,
radish, etc.
7). Very hot seasonings like chili peppers and cayenne should be avoided.
8). If necessary, consult your doctor and take iron, calcium supplements.
9). Avoid heat and too much exposure to the sun.
10). Avoid situations that can cause physical and mental stress.
11). Exercise regularly (brisk walking, cycling, swimming or other aerobic activity), get enough sleep
and don’t smoke.
Asana: Few yoga asanas are also known to help –
(i). Pawanamuktasana part 2&3 (abdominal and shakti bandth), Bhujangasana, dhanurasana,
shalabhasana, chakrasana, ushtrasana, paschimotanasana, sarvangasana, and halasana.
(ii). Pranayama techniques such as abdominal breathing, nadi shodhana, bhramari and ujjayi also help.
Treatment Options:
Approximately, out of 40 million women suffering from PMS, 5 million require medical treatment to
relieve physical and mental discomfort. The medicines and supplements which are used commonly are:
? Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If taken before period, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen
(Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) relieves cramps and breast discomfort.
? Oral contraceptives. To stop ovulation and to control hormonal swings.
? Antidepressants. Antidepressants are given in order to reduce symptoms such as fatigue, food
cravings and sleep problems. These drugs are generally taken daily. But for some women with PMS,
use of antidepressants may be limited to the two weeks before menstruation begins.
? Calcium. Taking 1,000 milligrams (mg) of dietary and supplemental calcium daily may reduce the
physical and psychological symptoms of PMS.
? Magnesium. Taking 400 mg of supplemental magnesium daily may help to reduce fluid retention,
breast tenderness and bloating in women with premenstrual syndrome.
? Vitamin B-6. A daily dose of 50 to 100 mg of vitamin B-6 may help some women with troublesome
PMS symptoms.
? Vitamin E. This vitamin (400 international units daily) is taken to relieve symptoms of PMS, by
reducing the production of prostaglandin, hormone-like substances that cause cramps and breast
tenderness.
? Folic acid. Take a multivitamin every day that includes 400 micrograms of folic acid.
Homeopathic Treatment:
In homeopathy there are many medicines which are very effective in PMS, of which some are listed
below:
(1). Folliculinum (Ovarian extract,hormone) - It is used in congestive headache and pre menstrual
migraine with paleness of face. Alternating states of excitement and depression, which aggravates
before menses. Abdominal pain before menses. Breasts become extremely swollen and painful,
sensitive to touch before menses and the pain reduces with the onset of menstruation.
(2).Pulsatilla- It is given to woman who is gentle, tearful, touchy, and timid in nature. Fainting and
nervousness in young girls before they have menstruation; it helps to start menses.
(3). Sabal serrulata: It is used in women with irritability and depression, who easily gets angry,
indifference to others need, concerned only with her own sufferings, who wants to be alone. Breasts are
tender, swollen, sore, and itchy, with sharp pain in them.
(4). Calcarea carbonica: PMS with fatigue, anxiety, water-retention and weight gain, tender breasts,
digestive upsets, and headaches. Periods often come too early and last too long. All the symptoms
accompanied with excessive perspiration, with cravings for sweets and eggs.
(5). Sabina: Hysterical and morbid anxiety about health, with much irritability, for women who can’t
tolerate music. Other indications are suppressed menses with offensive leucorrhoea, discharge of blood
between periods, etc.
(6). Sepia: Absence of joy, used in tall slim women, swallow faced, anemic and weak; Sometimes they
become hysterical, or weeping and gentle, but later bad tempered, excitable and obstinate, discouraged
about life. Colic before and during menses with other aches and pains and irritable mood. Aversion to
opposite sex. Shooting or burning pains in breast before and during menses.
(7). Tilia: Women with weeping disposition, who dreads society and work, irritable. Uterus feels
pressed down, with spasmodic pains before a period.
(8). Cyclamen: Sudden alternating mood, cheery to sad. Sleepiness, morose, and lassitude. Menses too
early with some relief of depressive symptoms.
(9). Chamomilla: It is used in woman who is angry, irritable, and hypersensitive to pain. Cramping
may come on, or be intensified, because of emotional upset. Flow can be very heavy, and the blood
may look dark or clotted. Problems aggravates at night. External heat or exposure to wind may
aggravate the symptoms, and the tension and discomfort are relived by motion.
(10). Other remedies are: Lachesis, bovista, lycopodium, luna, kreosote, nux vom, nat mur, cimicifuga
(actea racemosa), lilium tig, veratrum alb, caullophylum, mag phos, colocynth, belladonna, aconite,
kali phos,etc.
PN E U M O N I A
Due to exposure to dry cold winds;with high fever,anxiety and restlessness;expectoration bright red
Aconite nap.30 or 200 3 hourly
When bronchitis turns into pneumonia;weak feeling in the chest;tongue whitish coated Antim-tart.30
or 200 10 min(3)
Tongue clean;spasmodic cough with vomiting;broncho-pneumonia Ipecac 30 3 hourly
Due to excessive bile formation;chronic cough or whooping cough after measles Chelidonium 6 or 30
3 hourly
Expectoration copious;offensive,tenacious,pus like,blood streaked;coldness of chest and
wandering,stitching pains;worse 3 - 4 A.M. Kali carb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Expectoration rusty;when croupous exudation takes place;excessive thirst and constipaton;worse by
motion Bryonia alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
When destruction of lung tissues starts;patient wants fresh air,fanning even though the body is cold
Carbo veg.30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
When hepatization takes place Iodium 30 3 hourly
With weak feeling in the chest;phelgm sweetish in taste and attracts flies Stannum met.30 or 200 3
hourly
When breathing becomes difficult due to extreme hepatization;marked dyspnoea Lycopodium 30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
When some spots remain into the lungs after recovery;loss of thirst;patient feels better in open,cool air
Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly(3)
P R E & POST OP E R A T I V E CA R E
Before the operation to take care of the shock,after effects etc. Arnica 200 or 1M 1 dose
For surgical shock Strontia-carb.30 or 200 10 min(3)
Bad effects of anaesthesia with chloroform Chloroform 200 10 min(3)
If chloroform fails Phosphorus 200 10 min(3)
Bad effects of anaesthesia with ether Antimonium tart.200 10 min(3)
Post operative - retention of urine Causticum 30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
For nervous injury;removal of nails;amputation or circumcision Hypericum 200 10 min(3)
If Hypericum fails Allium cepa 30 3 hourly
After tonsilectomy Calendula 30 3 hourly(6)
To check bleeding after operation Phosphorus 30 or 200 1 dose
After operation;when haemorrhage is bright red Millefoliun Q or 30 3 hourly
Preventive Remedies: -
Cholera Cuprum met.30 moring and night once in 3 days(6)
Conjunctivitis Belladonna 30 morning and night once in 3 days(6)
Chicken pox Variolinum 200 10 min(3)
If Variolinum fails Antimonium tart.200 10 min(3)
Gastroenteritis Arsenic alb.200 10 min(3)
Flue Inflenzinum 30 or 200 on 1st day
from next day Arsenic alb.6) 10 min(3)
morning and night(12)
Infective hepatitis Ferrum phos.12X
Chelidonium 6 4 hourly and
6 hourly(12)
Jaundice Mercurius sol.200
Kali mur.6X 10 min(3)1st day
from next day
Malaria Malaria off.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
If Malaria off. fails Natrum mur 200 weekly(3)
Measles Pulsatilla 30 or 200 once in 2-3 days(6)
Brain fever Belladonna 200 weekly(3)
Tetanus Ledum pal 200 and Hypericum 200 alternately 3 hourly(3 each)
Cataract Calcarea flour.12X
Natrum mur.6X + Calcarea phos.6X + Kali phos.6X 4 hourly,and
2 tablets each,morning and evening
Cold Aconite 6 or 30
Ferrum phos in the beginning 1/2 hourly and afterward,6 hourly
2 hourly
Diphtheria Diphtherinum 200 or 1M 1 dose
Filaria Capsicum 30
and later Calc.flour.30X 6 hourly for 3 -4 days
6 hourly
Mumps Parotidinum 200
Pilocarpus 6 1 dose
6 hourly(6)
Plague Tarentula h.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Polio Lathyrus sat.200 one dose in the first month,next month 1M and in the 3rd month 10M should be
given
Meningitis Belladonna 30
Ferrum phos.12X 3 hourly(6),
3 hourly
Small pox Variolinum 200 10 min(3)
Tonsillitis Baryta carb.200 or 1M fortnightly(6)
Tubercolisis Tuberculinum k 10M - 1st month,50M - 2nd month,CM - 3rd month
1 dose each
Typhoid fever Typhoidinum 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Whooping cough Pertussin 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
P R O S T A T E GLA N D (Ailments of);
Head remedy;for inflammation and enlargement of prostate gland Sabal ser.Q 4 hourly,5-10 drops
Patient can pass urine easily only while standing;specially for old bachelors Conium mac.200 or 1M
weekly(3)
Though the urge to pass urine great but urine dribbles in small quantity only Staphysagria 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Great tenesmus with enlarged prostate;loss of thirst with dryness of mouth Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
In old age;childish behaviour;shy nature Baryta carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Cancer of prostate gland Cistus can.30 or 200 4 hourly
Cancer of prostate gland,when urine dribbles after lying down Kreosote 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
Intercurrent remedy Sulphur 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
PSO R I A S I S
A condition characterized by the eruption of circumscribed,discrete and confluent,reddish,silvery
scaled maculopapules;the lesions occur pre-eminently on the elbows,knees,scalp and trunk;and
microscopically show characteristic parakeratosis and elongation of rete ridges. Symptoms/Problems
Remedy Frequency(Doses)
Head remedy(to start the treatment);aversion to take bath;in deep thinking,stoop shouldered patients
Sulphur 10M or 50M monthly(3)
Intercurrent remedy;in obstinate and chronic cases Carcinocin 1M or 10M monthly(3)
In cautious,constipated and indecisive individuals;little injury suppurates Graphites 200 or 1M 10
min(3)
Individuals over sensitive to cold and other changes;desire for warmth Hepar sulph.200 or 1M 10
min(3)
With extensive thickening and exfoliation of the skin Hydrocotyle a.200 6 hourly
Worse cold application and better by warmth;burning sensation Arsenic a.0/7 or above 6 hourly
In chronic cases when selected remedy fails;burning and itching Radium brom.200 or above
fortnightly(3)
PULS E (Affections of);
Fast and thready;in cases of internal haemorrhage,chilly feeling and restlessness Arsenic alb.30 or 200
1/2 hourly(3)
Bounding pulse;after waking Petroleum 30 or 200 6 hourly
Improportionate with temperature Pyrogenium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Excited and frequent pulse;chilly feeling;every fourth or fifth beat intermittent Nux vomica 30 or 200
4 hourly
Frequent;while in bed Sulphuric acid.30 4 hourly
Fast;after midnight Acid-benz.30 4 hourly
Fast;after eating Lycopodium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Frequent;during rest Magnesia mur.200 10 min(3)
Frequent;after passing stool Conium mac.200 10 min(3)
Heavy and slow;body icy cold;in exhaustive diseases Veratrum v.30 1/2 hourly
Every other beat intermittent Spigelia 200 6 hourly
Every third beat intermittent;irregular,after exertion,lying on left side;excessive thirst and constipation
Natrum mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
Every third or fourth beat intermittent Nitric acid.200 10 min(3)
Every third or fourth beat intermittent Cimicifuga 30 4 hourly
Every sixth or seventh beat intermittent Acid-mur.30 4 hourly
Every tenth beat intermittent;worse exertion;apprehension Gelsemium 30 4 hourly
Tenth to thirtieth beat intermittent Cina 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Slow;in the evening;stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 6 hourly
R E N A L CALCUL I
The formation of urinary stones usually takes place in the kidney and from there it passes down the
ureter into the bladder,causing severe pain during its travel along the ureter.This severe pain is known
as Renal colic.
But when the size of the stone is big it remains in the kidney,causing severe or less pain or no pain at
all.Hereditary gout or rheumatism plays important role in formation of Renal Calculi
During acute stage;when the pain is unbearable Aconite 200 or 1M and Chamomilla 200 or 1M
alternateevery 15 minutes(3 doses each)
Ineffectual urging to pass urine;renal colic extending to genitals with dribbling urine;itching in urethra
and neck of bladder while passing urine;chilly feeling Nux vomica 200 4 hourly(3)
Can pass urine after long effort only;flow of urine feeble;red sand in the urine;burning,cutting pain
before and during passing urine in the back part of the kidney;better after passing urine;worse right side
Lycopodium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Digging;tearing or pulsative pain in the region of one kidney or both;worse from deep
pressure;extending from kidney to bladder and urethra with urging to urinate;worse left side.Backache
with severe prostration Berberis vulg.Q or above 4 hourly
Urine bloody red or brownish red with white and mealy sediment.Urine looks like lime water after
keeping sometime;burning in urethra during urination Calcarea carb.200 6 hourly(3)
To expel renal calculi or vesical calculi and to stop the formation of stones Calcarea renalis 3X or 30
4 hourly
Severe pain is experienced near the neck of bladder soon after of emission of urine Sarsaparilla Q or
30 4 hourly
Agonizing pain in back and hips from passage of calculi.Brick-dust sediment in urine Arnica 30 or
200 4 hourly
Kidney pain penetrates chest.Dark brown sediment in urine;foul smell Benzoic acid.30 4 hourly
Passage of calculi with twisting,crampy pain;better bending backwards Dioscorea 30 4 hourly
Calculi consisting of calcium oxalate.Red sand or sediment in urine.Urine is cold when it is
passed;intolerable;smell strong like horse urine Nitric acid.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Can pass urine better by getting down on hands on knees;urine contains much viscid,thick,whitish
mucous or deposit of red sand;smells strongly like ammonia Pariera br.Q 4 hourly(3),5 -10 drops
Turbide urine with red,sandy or brick coloured sediments Sepia 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Renal colic;deathly nausea which disturbs greatly Tabacum 30 4 hourly
Calculi in bladder;flow of urine stops suddenly;Urine ropy and bloody.Painful urination with burning
sensation Uva ursi 30 4 hourly
Sharp,tearing pain;burning with urination;inflammation of urinary passage Cantharis 30 4 hourly
Can pass urine with difficulty;passes urine comfortably by leaning back Zincum met.200 10 min(3)
Can pass urine better while lying down;cannot hold urine;dribbles after lying down Kreosote 30 4
hourly
R E N A L STON E S
Formation of urinary stones at any level of the urinary tract is a common condition. It is estimated that
approximately 2% of the population experiences renal stone disease at sometimes in their life with
male female ratio of 2:1. The peak incident is observed in 2nd to 3rd decades of life. Kidney stones are
characterized clinically by colicky pain (renal colic) as they pass down along the ureter and manifest by
haematuria.
Types of urinary stones:-
There are 4 main types of urinary stones- Calcium containing, mixed (struvite), uric acid, and cystine
stones and a small number of rare types.
1). Calcium stones- Calcium stones are the most common comprising about 75% of all urinary
stones.
They may be pure stones of calcium oxalate (50%) or calcium phosphate (5%) or mixture of calcium
oxalate and calcium phosphate (45%). In about 25% of patient with calcium stones, the cause is
unknown as there is no abnormality in urinary excretion of calcium, uric acid, or oxalate and is referred
to as idiopathic calcium stone disease. A number of predisposing factors contributing to formation of
calcium stones are alkaline PH, decreased urinary volume, increased excretion of oxalate and uric acid
etc. Calcium stones are usually small (less than a centimeter), ovoid, hard with granular rough surface.
They are dark brown due to old blood pigment deposited in them as a result of repeated trauma caused
to the urinary tract by these sharp edged stones.
2). Mixed (struvite) stones- About 15% of urinary calculi (stones) are made of
magnesiumammonium
calcium phosphate, often called as struvite. That is why mixed stones are also called as
“struvite stones” or triple phosphate stones. Struvite stones are formed as a result of infection of the
urinary tract with urea-splitting organisms. These are therefore, also known as infection induced stones.
Struvite stones are yellow white or grey. They tend to be soft and friable and irregular in shape. This
type of stone often takes the shape of the pelvis for example `staghorn stone’.
3). Uric acid stones- Approximately 6% urinary calculi are made of uric acid. Uric acid calculi are
made of uric acid. Uric acid calculi are radiolucent unlike radio opaque calcium stones. Factors
contributing to their formation are acidic urinary PH (below 6) and low urinary volume. Uric acid
stones are smoothing, yellowish-brown, hard and often multiple.
4). Cystine stones- Cystine stones comprise less than 2% of urinary calculi. The excessive
excretion
of crystine which is least soluble of the naturally occurring amino acids leads to the formation of
crystals and eventually cystine calculi. Cystine stones are small, rounded, smooth and often multiple.
They are yellowish and waxy.
5).Other calculi- Less than 2% of urinary calculi consist of other rare types such as xanthine stones.
It
occurs due to inherited abnormalities of amino acid metabolism.
Preventive measures:-
As it is said “Prevention is better than cure”. Here are some preventive measures by which you can
avoid future stones. Prevention of renal stone depends on the type of stone and underlying urinary
chemical risk factors. The patient should modify their lifestyles to discourage stone formation.
1). Drink plenty of water and take fibrous food, vegetables, whole grains and vegetable proteins.
2). Avoid sugar, alcohol, antacids, excessive proteins, dairy products (especially milk), salt, carbonated
beverages, caffeine, and refined white flour products.
3). Avoid food containing oxalate such as spinach, rhubarb, beets, nuts, chocolate, black tea, wheat
bran, strawberries and beans.
4). Take food which are rich in magnesium and low in calcium, such as bran, corn, soy, brown rice,
banana, potato, barley, etc.
5). Decrease the animal protein in your diet and increase vegetarian proteins and high fibrous food.
Supplements:-
1). Magnesium citrate- Take 500 mg of Magnesium citrate daily. It helps to decrease the size of an
existing stone and prevents further stone formation.
2). Vitamin B-6- 10 to 100 mg per day is sufficient for the metabolism of oxalic acid. A B-6 deficiency
increases urinary oxalate, which may leads to kidney stones.
3). Folic acid- Folic acid in a dose of 5 mg per day helps to break down uric acid stones.
Homeopathic Treatment:-
In homeopathy there are medicines which not only help to remove the stone, but it also prevents the
formation of future stones by improving body’s natural mechanism and biochemical dysfunction. With
homeopathic treatment a stone gradually dissolves into sand particles and get eliminated from the
urinary system. But before starting homeopathic treatment always remember that the size of the stone
must be small enough to pass without surgical intervention. Even problems associated with renal stones
like colic, hemorrhage and soreness of urinary tract can be easily relieved by homeopathy. And the
added advantage is that homeopathic treatment also improves the general health and also prevents from
the complications of surgery.
1). Berberis vulgaris- Berberis is used in left sided kidney stones and renal colic. Pain radiates from
the left ureter to the left thighs. Bubbling sensation in the left kidney. Pains are burning in type and
come suddenly which makes the patient restless. Other urinary symptoms which are present in the
patient are burning in urethra with or without urination. Pain aggravates before and after urination and
ameliorated while urination, nausea and vertigo with fainting feeling, severe backache mainly of left
side. Sweat from least exertion. Colic is aggravated by sudden movements & jerks and better by
warmth and after urination.
2). Cantharis- Indicated in scanty urination with burning micturition. Urine is pased in drops. This
medicine is used to increase the volume of urine and to relieve the burning sensation in urethra.
3). Colocynth- This medicine is used for renal colic. Pain over the whole abdomen occurs while
urinating. Pain is relieved by bending forward.
4). Ocimum canum- It is used in right sided renal colic. Pain started from right kidney radiating to the
ureter and bladder. Patient becomes restless due to agonizing pain and even not feels comfortable in
any position. Constant vomiting which is bitter in taste. Ureter becomes sore, reddish color urine. Urine
smells like musk, oedema on the legs and feet.
5). Nux vom- Mostly used in right sided renal colic, but when indicated on the totality of the symptoms
it is equally effective in left sided renal colic. Cramping renal pain extends to the thigh. There is an
ineffectual urge for passing stool and for urination. Patient cannot tolerate tight clothing. Pains are too
violent for him. Over sensitiveness to pain which makes him irritable.
6). Pareira brava- It is very useful medicine for renal stone. Left sided renal colic. Pain starts from left
lumber spine, radiates to the left groin. Pain aggravates while urination. Lack of constant flow of urine,
urine passes in drops, with sensation of fullness of bladder. Itching in urethra. Urine is bloody and
smells like ammonia. Pain aggravates during early morning. Other symptoms are renal colic in gouty
patients, in alcoholics, patients who had gonorrhoea, enlarged prostate, acute cystitis and urethritis.
7). Lycopodium- Lycopodium are suited to the patient having uric acid constitutions. This medicine is
used for the treatment of renal stones and for renal colic. It is a right sided medicine. Pain started from
right kidney, passes down the ureter to the bladder. Urination requires great straining. Urine passes in
drops with violent pain during urination. Red sand like sediments in urine. Renal colic is relieved by
taking something warm. Pain aggravates usually between 4 PM to 8 PM. Pain is ameliorated after
urination.
8). Calc carb- It is mainly used to prevent future stones in persons having the tendency of recurring
stones.
9). Other medicines which are used in kidney stones are- Arnica, lith carb, oxalic acid, coccus cacti,
sarsaparilla, dioscorea, eryngium aquaticum, urtica urens, belladonna, arg nit, pennyroyal, etc.
RIC K E T S
Its character consists essentially of an irritation of the osteo-plastic tissue in consequence of which
there is an over growth of the same,with less earthly salts than are required for formation of healthy
bone.
Abnormal cravings;loose or hard constipated stools with much straining;absence of
sweat;dry,lustreless hair;slow in walking,speaking and cutting teeth;large head;open fontanelles;bathed
in cold sweat;voracious appetite Alumina 30 4 hourly
Curvature of lumbar vertebrae;squinting;enlarged pupils;pain in the throat when
swallowing;thick,protruding belly Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Slow,difficult teething;profuse sweating about the head;fontanelles open;abdomen
enlarged;whitish,frothy diarrhoea;curvature of the spine and deformities of the extermiries Calcarea
carb.200 or 1M weekly(6)
The fontanelles remain widely open;the diarrhoea and the emaciation of the child;general weakness
Calcarea phos.12X or 30 4 hourly
When the thighs are notably emaciated,and the disease is in its early stages;with slight pliability of the
bones Natrum mur.12X or 30 4 hourly
Right Sided Remedies
The Important Remedies:
Anacardium,Apis mel.,Bryonia,Causticum,Chelidonium,Cinnaberis,Conium
mac.,Dolichos,Equisetum,Ferrum phos,Iodium,Kali carb.,Lithium carb.,Lycopodium,Magnesia
phos.,Mercurius sol.,Phytolacca, Podophyllum,Rhus tox.,Sanguinaria c. and Tarentula h. etc.
RING WO R M
Head remedy Bacillinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
When accompanied with acidity,indigestion and retching;loss of appetite;aversion to take bath Sulphur
200 10 min(3)
With offensive,garlic like odour of the body and sweat Tellurium 30 4 hourly
Ringworm on face;isolated spots on upper parts of the body;better by warmth or warm applications
Sepia 200 weekly(3)
With intense itching;scratches till it bleeds which ameliorates;foul smell from effected lesions
Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Ringworm on scalp;hair falls in patches;skin dry and rough;restlessness;thirst un-quenchable Arsenic
alb.30 4 hourly
Ringworm with fetid sweat;worse in warm damp weather Dulcamara 30 or 200 6 hourly(3)
SCA B I E S
This is a parasitic infection of various layers of ephithelium of skin.The symptoms starts with itching
and inflammation/eruptions on the skin.The infection affects the skin of the body,starting usually from
folds,eruptions on fingers and toes
Head remedy;itching with burning or soreness after scratching Sulphur 2X or 6 4 hourly
Pustular eruptions;specially on bends of elbows;itching worse from heat and at night Sulphur 30 and
Mercurius sol.30 4 hourly(alternatively)
With soreness in folds of skin;involuntary urination while coughing or walking;better in humid climate
Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Eruptions on bends of knees;pustular with burning and itching;better by warmth Arsenic alb.30 or 200
4 hourly(3)
Bluish;pustular eruptions;patient feels worse after sleep Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Chronic cases when itch returns in every spring;burning in food pipe Acid-sulph.30 4 hourly
Itch of genital organs;numbness of skin;numbness of arms Ambra gr.30 4 hourly
Itching;small reddish eruptions;worse by cold and after rest Rhus tox.30 4 hourly
Chronic cases;itching and soreness;intercurrent remedy Psorinum 0/6 and above 4 hourly
Pustular,painful eruptions;sensitive to touch;chilly patient Hepar sulph.30 4 hourly
Intense itching;scratches till it bleeds;itching worse from warmth of bed Mezereum 30 4 hourly
Scabies with honey like discharge;stools constipated Graphites 4 hourly
For External Use:
Sulphur Q mixed in oil or Benzyl benzoate solution should be used;clothes of the patient should be
washed in boiling water for 3 - 4 days regularly
SCA R L E T FEV E R
Head remedy Belladonna 30 3 hourly
Lack of proper eruptions;turning into malignant scarlatina;threatning paralysis of brain,Body
red;malignancy with swollen throat Ammon-carb.30 3 hourly
With pains from alternating from side to side Lac-can.30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
Cases of blood poisoning;pulse rapid and feeble;prostration Mur-acid.30 3 hourly
In obstinate cases;intercurrent remedy Psorinum 200 3 hourly(3)
Fever with restlessness;triangular tip of tongue red and dry Rhus tox.30 3 hourly
SCIA T I C A
Feels as if tendons in left hip are too short;limps while walking due to this tension;worse while
sitting.Pain better while lying down Ammonium mur.200 4 hourly
Pain worse at night;from least jar;from hanging limb down and warmth Belladonna 30 or 200 3 hourly
Violent drawing;tearing pains;numb feeling with pain in affected parts;worse in bed at night and by
motion Chamomilla 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Tearing pains;shoot down from heat to thigh,leg and feet;shooting pain like lightning down the whole
limbs;sudden pain;worse by touch,cold and motion;better during rest,pressure and warmth Colocynth
200 or 1M 3 hourly
Shooting pain in course of left sciatic nerve,gnawing in hip-bone;legs feels tired Eupatorium perf.200
or 1M 3 hourly
Due to injury to nerve;excruciating pain Hypericum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain runs upwards.Affected limb cooler than rest of the body.Pain worse in bed when gettng
warm;better by cold compresses Ledum pal.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain like electric shock;shooting;on outer side of thigh;desire to move,but movement aggravates pain
Phytolacca 30 or 200 4 hourly
=Caused by exposure to wet,straining while lifting;with numbness;worse during rest;better by heat and
rubbing.Pain worse in damp cold weather and at night Rhus tox.200 or 1M 6 hourly
Deep seated pain.Worse during rest,after injuries,contusions,etc. Ruta g.30 or 200 4 hourly
Worse exposure to cold or even to air,better by covering Stillingia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Due to over exertion;bed feels very hard Arnica mont.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain start from small of back;extends down in lower limbs and keep them in constant uneasiness;worse
by cold;chilly patient Calcarea carb.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Tendons of knees feel too short;stiff and contracted;constant desire to move the foot;worse in open
air;better by warmth Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly
Frequent shooting pain;radiating downwards;better stretching the limb and by moving Dioscorea 30 4
hourly
Numbness alternating with pain;intense darting;burning pain along posterior sciatic nerve;worse by
motion Gnaphalium 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain worse motion;exposure to air;patient over sensitive to cold,etc. Hepar sulph.30 or 200 4 hourly
Tearing pain in the hip joint and knee;worse at night.Profuse sweat which do not relieve Merc-sol.30
or 200 4 hourly
Left sided sciatica;worse on beginning to move;relieved by gentle motion;better by rubbing and from
pressure.Worse in the evening,night and in a warm room;better in open air Pulsatilla 200 4 hourly
Weakness and lameness of extremities;bruised feeling in muscles of thighs;worse standing and
walking;radiates downwards Kalmia lat.200 4 hourly
Pain worse at night;specially towards morning;gnawing pain in periosteum of left leg Kali iod.200 or
1M or even higher weekly(6)
SCUR V Y
A form of haemorrhagic diathesis due to deficient and improper diet.Mucous membranes of the mouth
becomes sore,inflammated and dry;or become the seat of shallow ulcers,or the gums becomes spongy
and bleed.This last is one of the main symptoms of the disease called Scurvy
In cases of scurvy or sore mouth;where the gums are tender and bleed easily Mercurius sol.30 4
hourly
For sore mouth;caused by mercury or pyorrhoea Carbo veg.3X or 30 4 hourly
Great debility;low feverish state,burning in ulcer and anxiety Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
SE P T I C A E M I A (Blood Poisoning)
When due to injuries;veins become darker in colour and fever goes upto 97 deg F to 105 deg
F.Infection spreading from uterus;after child birth Echinacea Q or 30 2 hourly
Muscular soreness;restlessness;great debility and prostration.Particularly in long continued fever like
typhoid Baptisia 6 or 30 4 hourly
Patient over sensitive to touch;can not even tolerate touch of clothes;worse after
sleep.Bruised,lacerated wounds,gangrene and carbuncles etc. with high fever Lachesis 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Due to bruises;bed feels very hard;restlessness and bruised pain Arnica 200 or 1M 4 hourly(3)
Septic fever;pulse fast,out of all proportion to the temperature;discharges offensive Pyrogenium 200
10 min(3)
Septic fever with excessive thirst for little water at a time at short intervals;anxiety and
restlessness;burning sensation;putrid discharge Arsenic alb.30 3 hourly
Septicaemia after surgical operations;loss of vital fluids,coldness of body and desire for fanning Carbo
veg.30 3 hourly
SHOC K
Shock is a serious condition in which the blood flow to the vital organs becomes inadequate due to loss
of vital fluids, or a sudden drop of blood pressure. Hyovolemic shock (shock due to loss of vital fluids)
is caused by external and internal bleeding, burns, perforation of the gastrointestinal track, vomiting,
diarrhea, kidney disease, and inadequate fluid intake. Cardiogenic shock is caused by insufficient
cardiac output such as is seen in heart attacks. Shock due to vasodilatation is caused by cerebral trauma
or hemorrhage, hepatic failure, sepsis, or drugs or poisons. The symptoms include lethargy, confusion,
and somnolence. The hands and feet are cold, moist, blue, pale and the skin is clammy. There nausea,
thirst and faintness. The breathing is rapid and shallow and may be accompanied by anxiety. The pulse
is weak, fast and thread-like. Anaphylactic shock is an allergenic reaction to certain allergens or a
insect sting such as that of a bee. This reaction will usually be accompanied by swelling of the throat
and difficult breathing.
In the case of shock the first responder should check the pulse and respiration and look to see if there
are any external injuries. Hemorrhages should be stop, air passages cleared, and artificial respiration
(refer) or CPR (refer) given if necessary. Lay the victim on their back if possible and raise the feet to
improve the circulation to the heart, lungs and brain. Turn the head to the side with the chin raise to
kept air passages open. Loosen any tight clothing, cover the person, and do not give them anything to
drink. If the victim becomes unconscious or vomits put them in the recovering position (refer). Call the
emergency services. Monitor the pulse and respiration and keep the air passage clear if there is
vomiting.
Materia Medica
Acetic Acid (1): Great relaxation, with vertigo and fainting. Dry heat after much bruising or sprains.
Eyes sunken and surrounded by dark rings. Weakening emissions next night. Antidote to anesthetic
vapors.
Aconite (3): Injury with fright, followed by fever, fear of death and misfortune, great restlessness,
cannot be pacified. Septic shock. All the senses are excessively keen. pulse tense, thread-like and
worry, chilly when uncovered, fainting when rising from recumbent position, cold feet.
Arnica (3): Useful in preventing shock and collapse. After an injury, sickness of stomach or vomiting
form shock < worse motion, rising, wants head low. Wants the body covered warmly, the whole body
is cold, except the head and face that are warm and hot. Bruised feeling all over body. Slow weak
pulse. Fears the approach of others.
Arsenicum (1): Tendency toward collapse, as in cholera, skin dry, cold or moist, pinched or livid.
Great restlessness, thirst for water little and often, vomits drink as soon as swallowed. Wants external
heat and can not bear a breath of air, Better > perspiring and pain returns as soon as sweat stops.
Calcarea Carb (2): Constant feeling of heat and coldness, with or without shivering. Withered skin
and emaciation. Constant anxiety about his affairs. Patient sweats from mental exertion. Septic shock
form bone and other suppuration. Marked fear, cold, damp feet, easy sweating from any exertion, cold
hands and feet. Adapted to phlegmatic constitutions.
Camphora (3): After injuries or shock when the whole surface of the body cold and clammy. Face is
pale and bluish, lips blue, tendency to diarrhea form shock and exhaustion. Pulse feeble. Nervous
anxiety with stupefaction of mind, feeling of great exhaustion and weakness. Respiration few and
sighing. Nervous anguish.
Carbo Veg (3): Collapse with hippocratic countenance, cadaverous stools, stagnate circulation,
coldness of surface. Breath absolutely cold, and still the patient wants to be fanned, though apparently
dying. Frequent scarcely perceptible pulse. Loss of vision and hearing. Fat, sluggish lymphatic
constitution.
Chamomilla (2): Groans all the time, can not stand the pain. Worse < talking or touch. Cold moist
skin, seat on forehead and extremities cool, pain burning and if torn, better > warmth. Irritable and
snappish.
China (2): After exhausting hemorrhages, pale countenance and threatening collapse, fainting with
ringing in the ears, deafness and eructation. Heat in cardiac region, feels the blood coming warm from
the heart. Nervous agitation, anxious, can hardly breathe.
Cuprum Met (2): Spasmodic symptoms and cramps. Rolling from one side to the other , at intervals
trying to take a deep breath. Frequent thread-like pulse.
Digitalis (3): Cardiac shock, great cardiac debility with very slow pulse. Faintness and weakness with
sweat, bluishness, inactivity of pupils, optical illusion.
Gelsemium (1): Great distress and apprehension at the memory of a former accident. Overpowering
fear with fatigue. Unconscious anxious muttering. Tendency toward diarrhea with fear and aching
limbs. head, arms, back and legs feel too heavy to lift, feels easier and drowsy resting on the couch.
Helloborus (1). Shock from an blow or fall on the head. Drowsiness, one pupil larger than the other,
semi-consciousness, breathing heavy and slow. Pulse full and easily compressed. Worse 3 to 6 p.m.
Hepar Sulph (1). Low pain tolerance, a little pain causes fainting, preceded by vertigo, then headache,
involuntary deep inspiration, internal shivering from below upward. Very irritable and excitable,
nervous trembling. Limbs feel weak and bruised.
Hypericum (3): Fractured skull, head and spinal injuries. Injuries of feet and hands. Tetanus, darting
pains in back, contraction of muscle from injuries to nerves. Desire to urinated but can not. Great
nervous depression.
Ipecac (2): Hemorrhages of bright red blood causes fainting. suffocating feelings, prostration, pallor,
nausea, vomiting diarrhea. Pupils dilated, chilliness, cold hands and feet, which are dripping with cold
sweat. Persistent nausea.
Lachesis (3): Shock apparently strikes the heart. Cardiac shock, pain in the heart and sensation of
suffocation, wants to tear everything away from the throat from anguish. Rapid gasping and incessant
sighing. Very talkative. Worse < sleeping, or after waking.
Natrum Mur (2): Chronic affects after injuries and shock. Great thirst, threatening collapse, with
intermittent pulse. Worse < consolation, 11 a.m., lying on left side, with heart throbbing.
Nux Moschata (2): Constant drowsiness, even in a chill, stupid and sleepy. Peculiar prostration of old
people who tire very easily. Dry tongue and mouth, but no thirst.
Opium (3): After a fright. Breathing rapid, irregular, eyes bloodshot, fixed, and unequal. Injuries of
brain, strokes, shock, concussion with unconsciousness.
Psorinum (1): Protracted cases, with despair of recovery, from the sequels of shock and nervous
exhaustion.
Strontium Carb (1): Surgical shock. Similar to Carb-v..
Tabacum (2): Cold sweat and constant deadly nausea. Giddiness. Vomiting worse < from motion,
better > after vomiting. Body cold, especially legs, pulse irregular, small .slow, feeble. Great relaxation.
Veratrum Album (3): Cold sweat mostly on the face and forehead, vomiting , diarrhea, thirst, profuse
seat, extreme pain, with delirium and terror. Chilliness increase by drinking, intense desire for old
water. Features deathlike, thread-like pulse, internal bleeding, visceral hemorrhages, and the abdomen
feels cold.
Repertorium
SHOCK, traumatic - Acet-ac., ACON., ARN., Ars., Calc., CAMPH., CARB0-V., Cham. Chin., Cupr.,
DIG., Gels., hell., hep., HYPER., Ip., LACH., Nat-m., psor., Staph., stront-c., sulph., Tab., VERT.
Better > perspiring, pain returns as soon as sweat stops - ARS.
Blood or fluid loss, from - Carbo-v., Chin., stront-c.
Breath absolutely cold, and still the patient wants to be fanned - Carbo-v.
Bruising and sprains, after - Acet-ac.
Cardiac shock -
Great cardiac debility with very slow pulse - DIG.
Shock apparently strikes the heart - LACH.
Chronic affects -
After injuries and shock - nat-m.
Protracted cases, despair of recovery - psor.
Cold sweat - calc-c., tab., verat.
Cold sweat mostly on the face and forehead - VERAT.
Drowsiness, constant- Nux-m.
Dying, apparently - Carbo-v.
Fainting when rising from recumbent position - ACON.
Fractures, after - acon., Arn., bry., stront-c.
Hemorrhages -
Exhausting - CHIN.
Bright red blood causes fainting - Ip.
Injuries of brain, concussion with unconsciousness- OP.
Mind -
Agitation, nervous, so anxious can hardly breathe - china.
Anguish, nervous -camph.
Anxiety - calc., camph.
Constant, about his affairs - Calc.
Nervous anxiety with stupefaction of mind - camph.
Distress and apprehension at the memory of a former accident - GELS.
Fear - ACON, Arn., calc., Gels.
Fear and fright - ACON.
Fears the approach of others - ARN.
Overpowering fear with fatigue - Gels.
Groans all the time, can't stand the pain - CHAM.
Irritable and snappish - Cham.
Mental shock - Acon., apis., Arn., Gels., Ign., OP., ph-ac.
Prevention of shock and collapse - ARN.
Restlessness, great - Acon, Ars.
Cannot be pacified -Acon.
Talkative, very - LACH.
Terror - Verat.
Unconscious anxious muttering - gels.
Pain tolerance low a little pain causes fainting - hep.
Persistent nausea - IP., Tab.
Better vomiting - tab.
Not better vomiting - ip.
Respiration few and sighing - camph.
Septic shock - ACON., Ars., calc.
Advanced stages - Ars., calc.
Stages - Acon.
Spasmodic symptoms and cramps - CUPR.
Surgical - acon., arn., Calen., camph., carbo-v., OP., pyrog., Staph., STRONT-C., verat.
Antidote anesthetic vapors - acet-ac.
Tetanus - HYPER.
Thirst for water little and often, vomits drink as soon as swallowed - ARS.
Whole surface of the body cold and clammy - CAMPH.
SLE E P
Sleep can be defined as a state of consciousness that differs from alert wakefulness by a loss of critical
reactivity to events in the environment with a profound alteration in the function of the brain. Sleep is
not a uniform phenomenon and it varies greatly in nature and depth from time to time in the same
person and between individuals as well. During sleep, organs like kidney, heart, lung, gastrointestinal
tract, etc remains active. Similarly brain also remains active during sleep and it undergoes an active
reorganization.
Sleep requirement-
Varies inversely with age.
For:
New born baby- 16-18 hours;
Children- 10-12 hours;
Adults- 6-8 hours;
Old age- 5 hours.
Why do we need to sleep?
There are many theories about this, but two prevail. One is that we use sleep for conservation of
energy. When we sleep, everything is switched down, and this allows us to balance the day’s
expenditure of energy. The second theory is one of restoration: repair and synthesis of body structures
and particularly the brain.
Physiological changes during sleep:
During sleep somatic activity is greatly decreased. Threshold of many reflexes is elevated and
responsiveness is also lessened. Man cannot remember the events occurring during sleep. Basal
metabolic rate being least, all tissues and organs perform the least work. Changes are given below:
1. Circulatory system. Pulse rate, cardiac output, vasomotor tone, and blood pressure reduced.
2. Respiratory system. Tidal volume, rate of respiration and pulmonary ventilation lowered.
3. Basal metabolic rate. Reduced by 10-15 %.
4. Urine . Volume less, reaction variable, specific gravity and phosphates are raised.
5. Secretions. Salivary and lachrymal secretion reduced; Gastric secretion unaltered or rose;
Sweatraised.
6. Muscles. Relaxed.
7. Eyes. Eyeballs rolls up and out due to flaccid external ocular muscles; eyelids come closer, due to
dropping of upper eyelids; pupils- contracted.
8. Blood. Volume increased (plasma diluted).
9. Nervous system. Deep reflexes reduced; vasomotor reflexes more brisk.
10. Electroencephalographic changes during sleep. The EEG pattern changes at different
stages
from normal waking state to sleep depending upon the degree of sleep. According to the EEG pattern
the sleep is divided into: Light sleep, which is often associated with rapid wandering eye movement
(paradoxical sleep), and is called rapid eye movement sleep (REM sleep or rhombencephalic sleep) and
the other, is deep sleep. During REM sleep, high incidence of penile erection and grinding of teeth
(bruxism) occur in the subjects. On the other hand, non rapid eye movement (NREM sleep or slow
wave sleep) is generally associated with spindle or synchronized slow wave.
Effect of prolonged sleeplessness in man:
Observed on subjects kept awake for 60-114 hours. Objective changes are few, viz. Babinski- extensor.
Equilibrium disturbed Neuromuscular- fatigue etc.Subjective symptoms are chief, viz. (a). Mental
concentration difficult and inaccurate. (b). Threshold for pain lowered. If very much prolonged may
cause collapse and death. Cortical nerve cells undergo shrinkage and chromatolysis. The lethal period
of sleeplessness in man is not known. In dogs it is about 14 days.
INSO M N I A :
Abnormal wakefulness or inability to sleep is called insomnia. Insomnia is a condition wherein people
have difficulty in sleeping, leading to fatigue, loss of concentration and restlessness. Lack of sleep
causes an inability to complete daily tasks and solve problems, as well as diminished mood and general
well-being. There can be serious consequences to your health. A study over 10 years involving more
than 71,000 middle aged women showed that those who slept for less than seven hours a night had a
marked increase in risk of a heart attack. The same applies to men. A similar , although much smaller
study showed that men who slept five hours or less each working day had twice the heart attack risk of
men who were sleeping more.
Your looks will also suffer from a series of late nights: Dark circles appear under the eyes, the skin
becomes pasty and the eyes become bleary and bloodshot. In short, without the requisite number of
hours of shut eyes, you will be ugly, grumpy and unpleasant to be around.
Types:
It can be classified into 3 types:
1. Transient (short term-single night to few nights).
2. Intermittent (on and off).
3. Chronic (constant, long standing).
What’s interrupting your sleep?
True insomnia usually includes time spend tossing and turning even when you’re really trying to get
enough rest. Around one third of us will be affected by this at some point. Some things that might
disrupt your nights include caffeine, alcohol (it may make you doze for a while, but it can interfere with
your nights rest), smoking, heavy meals close to bedtime, stress, depression, anxiety, age or even
heartburn (more prominent in pregnant women). Chronic disorders like diabetes, kidney disease and
arthritis, and use of strong medication are other factors.
Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathic medicines works wonderfully for insomnia without any risk of addiction and without
causing any side effects.
1. Aconite. Sleeplessness associated with restlessness, anxiety and fear.
2. Arsenic alb. This works well on persons who are anxious and mentally restless. Can’t remain in one
position, changes position frequently in bed to get asleep, but fails.
3. Arnica. Insomnia due to exhaustion; everything on which person lies seems too hard.
4. Belladonna. Sleepy but cannot sleep due to restlessness and horrible dreams. Fear of imaginary
things like ghosts, wild animals, etc.
5. Coffea cruda. Sleeplessness due to mental excitement and nervous stimulation. Insomnia due to
grief, bad news or from overexcitement.
6. Ignatia. Transient insomnia caused by an emotional upset (grief or loss, a disappointment in love,
anger, fright, worry, coffee, tobacco, a shock, or even an argument).
7. Nat mur. Sleepy in the forenoon. Sleeplessness due to grief. Dreams of robbers and feels so terrified
about it that they do not feel satisfied till a through search is made. Chronic insomnia, with persistent
thought, dwells upon past unpleasant events and always wants to be alone.
8. Kali phos. Insomnia from nervous exhaustion caused by overwork or mental strain, or following an
exhausting illness.
9. Nux vom. Insomnia which is caused due to over indulgence of stimulants, food and drinks. It is also
useful in ailments caused due to loss of sleep.
10. Uranium nit. Insomnia in diabetics.
11. Mag mur. Sleeplessness during menses.
12. Other medicines are Lachesis, Arg Nit, Chamomilla, Gelsemium,Hyosyamus, Opium, Passiflora,
Pulsatilla, Rauwolfia, Staphysagria, sulphur, Rhus Tox, etc.
SL I P P E D D I SC
Head remedy(to start the treatment);spine very sensitive;spasms in muscles of neck and back;feels
bruised pain;as if bed is too hard;worse by movement but has to keep moving Arnica 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Sudden onset of severe pain after exposure to dry cold winds;worse with every movement and at
night;patient thirsty,restless,touchy and scared Aconite 200 3 hourly
Burning,stitching and stinging pain;whole back feels tired and bruised;worse by heat and least
movement;patient restless.irritable and depressed;wants to be uncovered and to be in cool air Apis
mel.30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
Violent cutting or tearing pain in the neck,spine or hips;walks restlessly to and fro in search of
comfort;bed seems to surging up and down;worse when at rest Belladonna 30 or 200 3 hourly
Pain in nape,back and limbs;after exposure to dry cold,especially eastern winds;better from heat,least
movement;great thirst for large amount of water at long intervals Bryonia alb.200 3 hourly(3)
Drawing and tearing pain in limbs;specially at back of knee with stiffness and weakness;lower limbs
very restless at night;better from warmth and moist weather,cold winds,draughts and taking coffee
Causticum 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
Pain intolerable;patient says that he would prefer death than this severe pain Chamomilla 30 or 200
1/2 hourly(3)
Wandering pain;felt specially in fingers and wrists;pain at bottom of spine when sitting;worse by cold
air;patient is cross and listless Kali bich.30 or 200 3 hourly
Stitching and cutting pain often stabbing while at rest;pain extending up and down;back and into
thighs;worse by walking;feels as if back would break;firm pressure in small of back gives relief Kali
carb.200 3 hourly(3)
Pain which shifts rapidly and spread centrally;associated with great stiffness;better from cold;worse by
heat and movement Ledum pal.200 3 hourly(3)
Pain which comes on after getting wet or over exertion;specially in lower part of the back;hurts while
turning on bed,muscles seems paralysed;cramps in calves and soles at night;worse by dry cold,before
rain Nux vomica 30 or 200 3 hourly
Shooting pain in nape and elsewhere;neck and shoulders 'crack on movement;legs feel heavy in
daytime and ache at night Pulsatilla 200 3 hourly(3)
Pain brought on by over exertion or exposure to cold and wet;back pain is relieved by bending
backwards;finger tips feel numb on grasping objects;pain and stiffness worse after rest and better by
continued movement Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly
Pain worse on walking on uneven surface,pavements etc.in old bachelors or maids Conium mac.200 4
hourly(3)
Prolapsed disc;pain lumber region;worse by coughing Ammon-carb.200 4 hourly(3)
Feels as if walking on cotton wools due to degeneration of spinal cord;stools hard,complicated
Alumina 200 4 hourly(3)
In flat,flabby and chilly patients;worse while bathing and exposure to cold Calcarea carb.200 or 1M 4
hourly(3)
SM A L L PO X
This is a viral and contagious disease characterized by vesicular and pustular eruptions.The initial
symptoms are low feeling,shivering,headache and backache,cough with sore throat,hoarseness of voice
and fever
Preventive remedy Malandrinum 200 1 dose
Fever with restlessness and excessive thirst;fear of death and anxiety Aconite 30 or 200 3 hourly
High fever with redness of eyes and face;rush of blood towards head Belladonna 30 3 hourly
Initial stage with dullness,dizziness and drowsiness;nausea or vomiting and fever Gelsemium 30 4
hourly
High fever with burning,hot,flushed face,and thirstlessness;better by cold Apis mel.30 4 hourly
Eruptions and fever with desire to lie down quietly;lips dry,tongue coated;stools constipated;thirst for
large quantities of water at long intervels Bryonia alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Eruptions fail to appear cause great anxiety;anger or delirium etc.;patient desires to run out
Hyoscyamus 30 or 200 3 hourly
When pus forms eruptions with pain;moist and swollen eruptions Mercurius sol.30 4 hourly
Loss of strength,restlessness and burning pain;thirst unquenchable for small quantity of water at short
intervals Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
When typhoid like symptoms of fever appear.Redness of triangular tip of tongue;restlessness Rhus
tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Patient collapses due to complications;desire to be fanned;body cold Carbo veg.30 1/2 hourly
SNO R I N G
Intercurrent remedy Bacillinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
Due to nasal polyp;Chronic cases of atrophic rhinitis Lemna min.Q or 6 4 hourly
In cases of chronic rhinitis;nose red and swollen;acrid,corroding catarrh;bloody offensive discharge
Hippozaeninum 30 4 hourly
Snoring when the patient is unconscious or in coma;breathes through mouth;stools constipated Opium
200 3 hourly(3)
During labor pains;after convulsions;weepy patients;feels better in open air Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
SP I N E AFF ECT I O N S
(See Slipped disc,Backache and Spondylosis also)
Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(doses)
Pain back;with paralytic weakness Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain back;from below up Conium mac.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain back;worse by anger and indignation;nerve pain in spine;pain in left scapula when at rest;drawing
sensation in right scapula Colycynth.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain back;cramp like pain in the region of kidneys;paralytic effects Causticum 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain in upper dorsal vertebrae;lumbar and sacral areas Cimicifuga 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in sacrum;pain due to injuries to coccyx. Hypericum 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain across shoulders Cannabis ind.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain in lumbo-sacral area;worse by slightest movement Bryonia alb.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain in whole of spine or sacrumregion Nux mosch.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in shoulder joints Staphysagria 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain in coccyx when sitting Kali bich.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in numbness in coccyx when sitting;pain in umbilical region goes through to back
Platina 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain with lancinations;like needles in dorsal spine Croton tig.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain tearing;downward through whole spine Cina 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in middle of spine Muriatic acid.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain better by walking and pressing something hard;icy cold feeling between scapulae Sepia 200 4
hourly
Pain shooting up from dorsal spine to occiput Phosphorus 200 4 hourly
Pain violent;with opisthotonos Natrum sulph.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain better by heat;pain with chilliness along the spine Magnesia phos.12X or 30 4 hourly
Pain worse by touch and pressure Kali carb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain shooting down to gluteal muscles or hips Lac-can.200 4 hourly
Burning pain;like hot iron thrust into the spine Alumina 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain better by straightening and bending stiffy backwards with rectal symptoms Aethusa cy.30 4
hourly
Rheumatic pain in shoulder Sanguinaria c.30 or 200 4 hourly
Interscapular pain Cicuta v.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain better warmth;worse rest and cold Rhus tox.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Pain between scapulae;burning pain Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in left scapulae;pain worse by lying down;better by warmth Tuberculinum k.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Stitches in and between scapulae Nitric acid.30 or 200 4 hourly
SP L E E N (Ailments of)
Dropsy due to enlarged spleen;restlessness and unquenchable thirst Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Spleen hard and enlarged;emaciation of body though eats well Iodium 30 4 hourly
Spleen enlarged and sore to touch;craving for cold drinks Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Spleen painful and enlarged;pain in the whole of left side;dyspnoea Ceanothus Q 4 hourly,5-10 drops
Sharp pain in the region of the spleen;stools constipated Hydrastis can.Q or 30 4 hourly
Swelling of spleen;worse in damp places or weather;chilly feeling;digestion slow China off.6 or 30 4
hourly
Enlargement of liver and spleen in infants Calcarea ars.6 4 hourly
SPON D Y L O S I S
(See Cervical Spondylosis also):
This is a disorder resulting from chronic disc degeneration.Degeneration changes occur in the
inter-vertebral discs.This may effect only one disc or there may be involvement of several discs.The
spondylosis is specially liable to interfere with the blood supply to the spinal cord and thus lead to
further damages
Head remedy for cervical spondylitis.Inflammation of vertebrae;feels as if bones were scrapped with a
knife;paralytic weakness of spine and general weakness;worse by exertion;loss of vital fluids;better by
warmth Acid-phos.30 4 hourly
Pain in lumbar and sacral region;pain spreading to right scapula Chloromycetin.30 4 hourly
Pain cervical region with frontal and dorsal aching;worse in the morning and before menses
Pneumococcus 200 6 hourly
Dorsal and lumbar spondylosis;to correct deformities of bones.Fat,flabby,weak and chilly
patient;injury to lower spine;over lifting,softening and weakness of bones Calc-carb.200 or 1M
weekly(6)
Intercurrent remedies.To correct deformities of vertebrae.Burning pain;worse small of back and
coccyx Sulphur 200 or 1M weekly(3)
In delicate person who grow very fast;waxy,anaemic,craves for salt and icy cold preparations;fear of
dark;curvature of spine.Burning,shooting pain up dorsal spine to occiput.Vertigo after rising;broken
pain in back;worse by exertion Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Spinal weakness;when bones become necrosed,breaks easily.Pain coccyx;fetid for
sweat;timid,chilly,over sensitive patient;to correct curvature of bones;vertigo from looking up;better by
warmth Silicea 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Pain back;between shoulders,lumbar and sacral region;history of over working;chronic
bachelors/maids;weakness of body and mind,vertigo,while lying down and turning over in bed Conium
mac.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Pain small of back and coccyx;worse by heat;stiffness and swelling of joints.Bad effects of
mercury;worse by warmth;better by motion and open air Kali iod.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Vertigo with sensation of something is rolling round in head.Pain and weakness in small of back;better
by lying down,walking and pressure on back Sepia 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Pain and weakness in small of back,burning in spine,shooting down to hips,worse by walking;3 - 4
A.M. Kali carb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Back pain because of over lifting;gatting wet while perspiring;small of back stiff and bruised.Pain
better after continued motion and warmth;worse by cold and rest Rhus tox.200 or 1M 4 hourly
Soreness and pain in lumbar region;worse rising from chair,back stiff and tense;pain shoulders
blades;tearing and drawing pain;better by warmth,damp and wet weather Causticum 30 or 200 6
hourly
Pain back bones as if broken;burning pain lumbar region;vertigo;worse by motion specially when
closing eyes by pressure,noise,least jar Theridion 30 4 hourly
Pain in small of back,lumbar and sacral area;cracking of cervical vertebrae;worse by walking;bruised
pain in shoulders and arms;worse by loss of sleep Cocculus ind.30 4 hourly
Pain small of back,lumbar,sacral vertebrae;mental confusion;pain ascending from nape of neck;worse
after getting wet Dulcamara 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Pain lumbo-sacral region;worse by slighest motion;vertigo;stitching pain and stiffness in small of back
Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain sacrum region.Vertigo when walking in open air,worse by cold,better by warmth Nux vomica 30
or 200 3 hourly
Pain coccyx and sacrum when sitting;unable to stoop because of pain between scapula.Vertigo with
nausea when rising from seat;better by heat Kali bich.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain nerves in spine;drawing pain left scapula when at rest;pain between scapulae;drawing pain in left
cervical musclea.Vertigo when turning the head to the left;worse after anger and indignation
Colocynth.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Backache and chilliness along spine;pain better by heat.Vertigo on moving,falls forward on closing
eyes,better walking in open air Magnesia Phos.12X or 30 4 hourly
Severe pain from brain to coccyx;pain worse touched,pressure;sensation of walking or floating in the
air Lac-can.200 10 min(3)
Back bend backwards like a arch;jerking,tearing pain in coccyx,specially during menses.Vertigo with
gastralgia and muscular spasms Cicuta v.30 4 hourly
Numbness and pain in extremities;tearing pain in sciatic nerve.Numbness alterate with pain
Gnaphalium 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Neck stiff and tense with drawing pain;nape rigid;worse before storms Rhododendron 200 or 1M 10
min(3)
Pain upper dorsal,lumbar and sacral vertebrae;spine very sensitive,stiffness and contradiction of neck
and back;worse moving,cold and during menstrual period Ledum pal.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Intolerable pain in the back;worse during day and better sea side,neck stiff Medorrhinum 200 or 1M
fortnightly(3)
With bruised pain due carring heavy weights;over exertions and injury of bones and sprains;worse by
lying down,cold and wet Ruta g.30 or 200 6 hourly
Soreness in coccyx,dislocated feeling in sacrum;better by lying on right side.Fear of downward motion
Sanicula 30 4 hourly
Cervical spondylosis;crackling in the vertebrae Magnetis polus arcticus 30 or 200 6 hourly
Spondylosis due to sexual excess;injury of back-bone Symphytum6 or 30 4 hourly
Pain lumbar region;bruised,feels as if vertebrae are dislocated;can not walk erect because of back pain
Arnica 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Pain lumbar region;stiffness of back;worse by heat,bending backwards,anger at night Chamomilla 200
6 hourly
Pain lumbar region;shooting pain in the nape and back;between shoulders and sacrum after
lifting;vertigo;better in open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200 6 hourly
Despair of recovery;worse by cold air,better by warmth;patient puts warm clothings even in summer
Psorinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Patient feels as if bones are made of glass Thuja oc.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Due to concussion of spine;pain sacrum vertebrae and coccyx Hypericum 30 or 200 6 hourly
SP R A I N S
An injury to a joint with possible rupture of some of the ligaments or tendons,but without dislocation or
fracture is called Sprain
Accompained by bruised pain Arnica 30 or 200 3 hourly
Sprains of joints of tendons;pain worse by cold;better by warmth Rhus tox.200 3 hourly
Of wrists and ankles Ruta gr.30 or 200 3 hourly
For External Use:
Arnica and Rhus tox. Q in vegetable oils in 4:6
STA M M E R I N G
Chronic cases are hard to cure
Head remedy;often pronounces words wrong,and transposes letters and syllables;stuttering in words
rich in consonants;lisping,paretic state of tongue and lips Causticum 30 4 hourly
Trembling,heaviness and paralytic weakness of tongue;stammering speech Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Patient becomes angry when not understood;stammering speech Bufo rana 30 6 hourly
Difficulty in pronouncing some letters or particular words;2nd or 3rd word is particularly difficult to
pronounce Lachesis 30 or 200 3 hourly
Rapid and stammering speech Mercurius sol.30 4 hourly
Stammering;weak speech Secale cor.30 4 hourly
Repeat the first syllable of the first word several times;after that speaks plainly Spigelia 30 4 hourly
Stammering;speech becomes difficult and unintelligible Stramonium 200 6 hourly
ST RO K E
A stroke is cause by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. The source of the trouble is the
narrowing of an artery (atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), a blood clot (cerebral thrombosis), or the
rupturing of an artery (cerebral hemorrhage) leading to the brain. This staves the brain of blood and
oxygen leading to the death of brain cells. The symptoms include a sudden headache, sudden paralysis,
weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body, loss or slurring of speech,
mental confusion, impaired vision, different sizes of the pupils of the eyes, difficulty breathing and
talking, loss of bladder and bowel control, and a sudden fall and unconsciousness. The first priorities
are to check the airways passages, the respiration and the heart beat. Clear the air passages of any
mucus and make sure the tongue has not fallen back and blocked the throat. If the victim is not
breathing use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (refer), if the heart is not beating CPR (refer). If they are
unconscious put them in the recover position on the weak side once the pulse and respiration are
stabilized. If they are conscious prop them up in a half sitting position and give them as much
reassurance as possible. Do not give them anything to drink or eat as they may choke or vomit.
Materia Medica
Aconite (2): Heat of the head, pulsation of the carotids. Skin more warm than cold. Pulse full, hard,
strong, even suppressed, but not intermittent, especially when fright or vexation was the cause of it. In
plethoric, apoplectic subjects.
Arnica (3): Head hot and rest of body cold. Full and strong pulse, with paralysis of limbs, especially
left side. Loss of consciousness and stupefaction, with stertorous breathing. Sighing, muttering.
Involuntary discharge of urine and feces. Suits middle-aged, plethoric and stout constitutions.
Ecchymoses here and there all over the body. Very useful remedy to use if no other remedy is
specifically indicated. Fear of being approached.
Bartya Carb (1): Apoplexy of old people, especially those addicted to stimulating drinks. The patient
cannot speak. Acts childish, at times anxious and full of fear. General paralysis of old age. Paralysis of
the tongue, with loss of memory. Anxiety and fear and great trembling of the limbs, inability to keep
the body erect.
Belladonna (2): The first stage of disease, with grinding and gnashing of teeth before attack. Where
severe congestive symptoms are still present, or at a later period, when the extravasations causes severe
inflammation reaction. Stupefaction, loss of consciousness and speech or convulsive movements of the
limbs and muscles of the face. Paralysis of the extremities, especially on the right side. The mouth is
drawn to one side. Paralysis of the tongue, ptyalismus, difficult of swallowing, or entire inability to
swallow. Loss of sight, dilated pupil, red protruded eyes, red bloated face, reaching with the hand to the
genitals.
Coffea (3): Threatening of stroke, overexcited, talkative, full of fear, pangs of conscience. Aversion to
open air. Sleeplessness. Convulsive grinding of teeth.
Gelsemium (2): Threatening or actual stroke, with stupor, coma and nearly general paralysis.
Headache nausea. tightness of brain, giddiness, tendency to stagger, with imperfect vision, vertigo unto
falling, slightly relieved by spirits, Intense passive congestion to head with nervous exhaustion.
Dullness, dizziness, wants to be left alone and not moved. Wine < the headache and eye symptoms.
Glonoinum (2). Threatening stroke in subjects with hypertrophy of the heart or insufficiency of aortic.
During prodromal stage severe headache, hot flushes in head and face. Mental exaltation or depression,
ill humor, anguish. Painful of arteries of the head and neck. Stiff neck and painful sensation at the back
of neck, as if clothing were too tight. Vertigo and dullness of head, scintillation's and nebulae before
eyes, buzzing in ears, heaviness and tied feeling of extremities restless sloop and frightful dreams.
Hyoscyamus (1): Sudden falling down with a shriek. Soporous condition, face red, lower jaw dropped.
Patient weak, trembling, twitching of muscles, stertorous breathing. Inability to swallow, involuntary
stool, pulse quick and full. Blood-vessels swollen, numbness of hand after consciousness returns.
Lachesis (2): Stupefaction with loss of consciousness, with blue face and convulsive movements, or
tremor of the extremities, or paralysis, especially of the left side. The paroxysms are preceded by
frequent absence of mind, or vertigo with much of blood to the head. Blowing expiration. Talkative,
rapidly changes from one subject to another. After the use of liquors and mental emotions.
Laurocerasus (2): Vertigo, bloated face, jerking of the facial muscles. Speechless with full
consciousness, palpitation of heart with scarcely perceptible pulse and cold, moist skin. Trismus,
twitching of face. The coma looks more like a quiet deep sleep. Pulse irregular small and slow, seldom
full and hard, stroke with paralysis.
Nux Vomica (2): Stroke of good livers who lead an easy life and suffer from dyspepsia, stupefaction,
stertorous breathing and ptyalism, bleary eyes and dimness of vision. Paralysis especially of the lower
limbs, and hanging down of the lower jaw. The paroxysm are preceded by vertigo, buzzing in the ears,
headache as if the head would split open, or their eyes feel pressed out, with nausea and urge to vomit.
Great irritability, anger and hypochondriasis.
Opium (3): The paroxysms are preceded by dullness of sense, vertigo and heaviness of head, buzzing
in ears and hardness of hearing, staring look, sleeplessness, anxious dreams or frequent desire to sleep.
The paroxysm is attained by tetanic rigidity of the whole body, redness, bloated tissue and heat of the
face. Head is hot and covered with hot or cold sweat, redness, with dilated, insensible pupils, slow
stertorous breathing, convulsive movements and trembling of extremities. Foams at mouth, deep
comatose sleep, with snoring, rattling and hanging down of lower maxilla, impossibility to rouse the
patient. The head feels so heavy that it sinks back when the patient want to lift it.
Phosphorus (2): Suddenly falls to ground unconscious, life apparently extinct, pulse and respiration
lost, face red and like rest of body cool to touch. Irresponsive to loud calls. After grief from
disappointed love. Grasps at head, mouth drawn to the left.
Strontia Carb (1): Violent congestion to head, with hot and red face from every exertion as walking,
smothered feeling about heart, allowing no rest. Cannot bear the least draught of air, wants head
warmly wrapped up.
Repertorium
STROKE, recent, or the beginning of - Acon., ARN., Aster., bar- c., Bell., COFF., Gels., Glon., hyos.,
Lach., Laur., Nux-v., OP., Phos., stront-c.
Blue face - LACH.
Head -
Head hot and rest of body cold - Arn.
Heat of the head, pulsation of the carotids - Acon.
Hypertrophy of the heart - Glon.
Mind -
Fear - Acon, arn.
Fear of being approached - Arn.
Fright or vexation - Acon.
Full of fear - Bar-c., Coff.
Childish, at times anxious- BAR-C.
Depression, ill humor, anguish - Glon.
Dullness - Gels.
Exaltation, mental, coff., Glon.
Grief from disappointed love - phos.
Irritability, anger and hypochondriasis - NUX-V.
Shrieking, and falling down - Hyos.
Speechless with full consciousness - Laur.
Talkative - Coff., LACH.
Neck, clothing too tight around - Lach.
Old people - Bar-c.
Red, bloated face - Bell.
Sides, paralysis -
left. arn., LACH.
Sleeplessness - Coff.
Teeth
Grinding and gnashing of teeth before attack - Bell.
Convulsive grinding of teeth - Coff.
Stammering or stuttering
is a disorder of speech fluency. A person who stutters often repeats speech sounds (k-k-k-kiran),
syllables (ki-ki-ki-kiran), parts of words, whole words, phrases or stretches sounds. He may sometimes
be unable to start a word or may produce no sound between words. The other symptoms which may be
associated with stuttering are: blinking of eyes, tremor or muscle tension in the lips, jaw, tongue, face,
or upper body. A person who shatters may be quite fluent while singing or conversing with a friend or
spouse, but his stuttering may increase while speaking before a group, ordering a meal at a restaurant or
speaking on the telephone or in some cases it occurs while talking to the strangers.
Causes of stuttering:-
The exact cause of stuttering is still unknown. Possible causes are genetic or hereditary (stuttering has
been seen in families/twins) or neurogenic factors like signal problems between the brain and nerves.
“Environmental factors like stress, peer pressure or even having a friend or relative who stutters can
contribute to stuttering”. Contrary to popular perception, psychological problems such as lack of
confidence usually result from stuttering and are not its cause
Developmental stuttering, which is normal non-fluency, can occur in children between the ages of two
and five, when they are developing their speech and language skills. Most children, however, outgrow
this phase as they expand their vocabulary and sharpen their communication skills. Less than one
percent of children continue to stutter as adults. “Stuttering can sometimes appear in a school going
child following the birth of a sibling, change of school or death of a parent/grand parent. In an adult it
could be because of a neurological problem or traumatic experience”.
Dealing with a child who stutters:-
1). Avoid criticizing the Childs speech and punishing him for dysfluencies; Do not compel him/her to
repeat stuttered words.
2).Resist encouraging the child to perform verbally for people.
3). Listen attentively to the child when he/she speaks. Do not interrupt, fill in words or complete the
Childs sentences.
4). Speak slowly and in a relaxed manner. The Child will learn to do the same; do not give suggestions
like slow down, relax, etc.
Diagnosis and treatment:-
Stuttering can be diagnosed and treated by speech evaluation in a child who continues to stutter beyond
five years of age. Though speech therapy aims at improving fluency in communication, there is at
present no cure for stuttering in allopathic system of medicine.
Homeopathic treatment:-
Homeopathic medicines are very effective in cases of stuttering. Some of the medicines are given
below:
1).Strammonium:- It is the main medicine which is used in homeopathy for stammering. The symptoms
are stammering with lack of fluency, patient has to exert himself a long time before he can speak a
word, he has to make repeated effort to speak, and the patient is usually talkative, talks incoherently.
The other symptoms which may be present are feeling of insecurity, restlessness, nervousness, fear of
water, impaired memory, insensitive to pain, indifference, cannot bear to be alone, dread of darkness,
water and solitude.
2).Belladonna:- It is used in stammering with difficult speech, with difficult speech, impaired thinking,
confusion of mind, weakness of memory and perception; Always talk unintelligibly and wanders easily
from one subject to another while talking. It is used in rapid and interrupted speech. The child looks
dull, insecure, scared and anxious.
3).Mercurius:- Mercurius is a very important remedy for stammering due to loss of confidence and
hesitation. Stammering occurs due to over-excitation and hurriedness. The patient wants to talk but he
can’t able to talk and becomes easily embarrassed. The patient is very sensitive to contradiction and
gets easily offended. Other symptoms are weakness of memory, loss of will power, slow to learn
anything, confusion of mind, etc.
4). Causticum: - This medicine is commonly used for hoarseness of voice and in cases of paralysis of
various parts including vocal chords. It is used in stammering due to over-excitement and nervousness.
5). Aconite: - It is used in stammering with sudden onset, arises from shock due to fright.
6). Thuja: - It is used for stammering in patients having lack of self-confidence, reserved nature with
timidity, fear of appearing in public, unable to express his/her opinion in public.
7). other medicines are: Nux vom, Selenium, Kali phos, Calc phos, Calc carb, Arg nit, Baryta carb,
etc.
SUN BU R N
With redness;heat and throbbing pain Belladonna 30 3 hourly
After a day in the sun;when a reaction is expected Cantharis 6 or 30 3 hourly
When patient is in coma;due to fatigue in sun Opium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Chronic effects of sun stroke;excessive thirst and constipation Natrum mur.6X or 30 3 hourly
With severe headache;sinking and vomiting Glonoine 3X or 6 1/2 hourly
With cold sweating on forehead;nausea,throbbing pain and loose motions Veratrum alb.30 1/2 hourly
SUN ST RO K E
Head exposed in sun;specially while asleep;thirst more,eyes and face red,restlessness,anxiety,fear of
death Aconite 30 or 200 1/2 hourly
With severe throbbing headache;worse jar.Rush of blood towards head Belladonna 30 1/2 hourly
Head very hot while body temperature is normal,eyes bloody red,attack sudden;stools and urine passes
involuntarily Arnica mont.30 1/2 hourly
When body become cold with complete prostration of vital forces.Cold sweating and cramps in
muscles Camphora Q 1/2 hourly,5 -10 drops
Confusion of mind after sun stroke with prostration and trembling;dimness of vision;headache worse
occiput Gelsemium 30 1/2 hourly
Intense nausea;vomiting;throbbing;violent headache;brain feels as if expanding Glonoine 3X or 6 1/2
hourly
Face dark;red and bloated;eyes almost closed;unconsciousness Opium 200 or 1M 1/2 hourly(3)
Sudden with rapid congestion,heaviness,and fullness of head.Vomiting;cold sweat on face,hands and
feet Veratrum v.30 1/2 hourly
Vertigo;headache,nausea,vomiting and vision loss;worse by motion,opening the eyes and noise
Theridion 30 1/2 hourly
Sudden;violent congestion of head as if bandaged;bursting headache with prostration Cactus g.Q or 30
1/2 hourly
Sun Stroke(After Effects of)
Sun's heat and electrical changes in the atmosphere makes the patient worse;hammering
haedache;patient feels weak in summer Lachesis 200 10 min(3)
Patient feels hot in wet weather;headache;cannot think properly while in sun Natrum carb.200 10
min(3)
Feels worse in sun and heat;anaemic,cachectic,faints easily in sun;excessive thirst,stools constipated
Natrum mur.200 10 min(3)
The complaints becomes worse with the rising sun and patient feels energitic as the sun sinks down
Selenium 30 4 hourly(3)
Forgets the known streets and roads due to sun stroke Glonoine 3X or 30 4 hourly
SY P H I L I S
In acute cases or in secondary stage when the chancer is hard;ulceration spreads deeply,bleeds
easily;yellowish,fetid discharge,chronic nasal catarrh;acrid,greenish,offensive discharge;pain and
swelling of nasal bones Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
When Mercurius sol fails;chancer offensive,the outlines are irregular with the zig zag edges;looks like
raw flesh but is deeper then Mercurius sol.ulcer.Chancer very sensitive to touch,filled with
granulations;bleeds from slightest touch and dressing,offensive urine Acid-nit.30 or 200 6 hourly
When the chancer and bubo are hard since long with swelling of glands;gums swollen and tender
Merc-bin-iod.3X or higher 4 hourly
Painless chancers with great swelling of inguinal glands;to prevent secondary symptoms of syphilis
Merc-proto-iod.3X or higher 4 hourly
When chancer spreads rapidly and emit acrid,corroding pus which leads to spreading of ulcers which
de-generates the parts Merc-cor.30 or 200 4 hourly
In severe cases when gummatous tumors effects the nervous tissues;the edges of chancers are hard,and
emits curdy pus.Severe pain in bones,worse at night Kali iod.200 or above 6 hourly
When the ulcers are very sensitive to touch;bleeds easily;the discharge smells like old
cheese;sticking,pricking pain Hepar sulph.30 or 200 6 hourly
When chancers are extremely sensitive to slighest touch;even cloth of bandage is
intolerable;gangrenous,phagedenic chancer,surrounded by a bluish lesion Lachesis 30 or 200 6 hourly
For indolent chancers;ulcers on leg which do not heal easily;copper colour eruptions on head
Lycopodium 30 or 200 6 hourly
With debility and emaciation;patient desires open air or fanning;secretions foul Carbo veg.30 or 200 4
hourly
Intercurrent remedy Syphilinum 200 or 1M fortnightly(3)
TUB E R C U L O S I S
A specific disease caused by the presence of Mycobacterium tubercle bacilli;it may affect almost any
tissue or organ the body;the most common seat of the disease being the lungs;the general symptoms are
those of sepsis;hectic fever,sweats and emaciation.A rapidly fatal disease due to the general
dissemination of tubercle bacilli in the blood,resulting in the formation of military tubercles in the
various organs and tissues,and producing symptoms of profound toxaemia.
In homoeopathy the treatment of tuberculosis is based on the law of similia which consists of applying
drugs which will lower the resistance to tuberculosis of the normal person,if given in crude doses for a
long time.The weakness of such resistance is revealed in certain constitutional characteristics much
earlier than the actual developement of the disease.The tubercular persons are badly effected by
damp,humid climate,by over exertion,by loss of vital fluids and many other factors.
Pleurisy,stitching pain,oedema above the eye lids,patient feels worse at 3 A.M. Kali carb.30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Haemoptysis;craving for icy cold drinks Phosphorus 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Loss of weight and emacination;even while eating well Iodium 30 or 200 6 hourly
Pungent odour from mouth;on coughing due to lung abscess Capsicum 30 4 hourly
TEN N I S EL B O W
Trembling of arms after exertion;aching in elbow;stiffness of arms Rhus tox 1M or 10M 4 hourly(3)
Stiffness all over;sharp,shooting,neuralgic pains under the skin;worse by motion Agaricus m.30 or 200
4 hourly
Tearing pain;with a sprained and paralysed feeling;drawing in fingers and thumb Ambra gr.30 or 200
4 hourly
Tearing in bones of arms;cramp like drawing;bruised pain in bones of wrists and back of hands;worse
by motion Ruta g.30 or 200 4 hourly
Pain in elbow due to blow Allium cepa 30 4 hourly
TETA NU S
Tetanus after punctured wounds;to prevent Ledum 200 or 1M 1/2 hourly(3)
Tetanus with deathly coldness Camphora 200 or 1M 1/2 hourly(3)
Tetanus with drawing up corners of mouth strychnin 200 or 1M 1/2 hourly(3)
Tetanic convulsions Veratrum vir.200 or 1M 1/2 hourly(3)
Tetanus is a fatal disease,once the symptoms develop fully it is hard to manage.Hospitalize the patient
in acute stage and give the indicated remedy in the meanwhile
TH A L A S S E M I A
Any of a group of inherited disorders of hemoglobin metabolism in which there is a decrease in net
synthesis of a particular globin chain without change in the structure of that chain;several genetic types
exists;and the corresponding clinical picture may vary from barely detectable hematologic abnormality
to severe and fatal anaemia.
The hemoglobin lepore syndromes are clinically indistinguishable,but the non-alpha-globin chains are
structurally altered Symptoms/Problems Remedy frequency(doses)
To increase the time period of successive blood-transfusion;aplastic anaemia T.N.T.200 weekly(12)
HY P O T H Y R O I D I S M
Thyroid gland synthesize,store and secrete two hormones - Thyroxine and tri-iodo thyroxine;iodine is
an essential constituent of these hormones.The decreased function of thyroid gland is called
Hypothyroidism.The main symptoms are Oedema,weight gain and thickening of skin and mental
derangements,it is more common in ladies during the age of 30 to 50 years.
Lack of self confidence;absent minded;easily offended;loss of memmory;feels better after eating
Anacardium or.30 or 200 6 hourly
Shy;childish behaviour;aversion to strangers;chilly patient Baryta carb.200 or 1M weekly(3)
History of abortions;weight gain;oedema of extremities and face Pyrogenium 200 or 1M weekly(3)
In chronic cases;as an intercurrent remedy Tuberculinum k.1M fortnightly(3)
In unmarried persons;forced to celibacy;old bachelors and maids Conium mac.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Melancholy,irritabilty and restlessness;desires sweets,cannot stand opposition Thyroidin.3X or 30 4
hourly
With restlessness;eats well yet emaciates Iodium 30 4 hourly
Fear of darkness and thunderstroms;delicate,anaemic patients,craves for cold and salt preparations
Phosphorus 200 weekly(3)
For hot patients;sweats easily;worse in warm damp weather.Better from any motion,exercise and at sea
Bromium 30 weekly(6)
TH Y R O T O X I C O S I S
The state produced by excessive quantities of endogenous or exogenous thyroid hormone
Though eats well but losses weight Iodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Eats well but losses weight;worse after a shock or grief Natrum mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Thyroidinum 200 or 1M 4 hourly
Time modalities(Aggravation of Symptoms at a specific time) As time modality disturbs the
patient
as a whole so the same is very useful for proper selection of a remedy
Worse about midnight;rest during Rhus Tox.
Worse between midnight to 3 A.M. Drosera
Worse 1 A.M. to 2 A.M.(midnight) Arsenic alb.
Worse before 3 A.M. Nux vomica,Thuja oc.
Worse 2 A.M. to 3 A.M Kali bich
Worse 3 A.M. to 4 A.M. Hypericum
Worse about 3 A.M. Kali carb.
Worse during day time Medorrhinum
Worse 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Gelsemium,Natrum mur.
Worse about 11 A.M Ipecac,Sulphur
Worse in morning Ignatia
Worse about 2 P.M. Calc-carb.
Worse about 3 P.M. Belladonna
Worse about 4 P.M.(fever) Pulsatilla
Worse 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. Carbo veg.
Worse 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Apis mel.
Worse 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Lycopodium
Worse 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. Hepar sulph
Worse about 7 P.M. Rhus Tox.
Worse before mid night Aconite
Worse at night Syphilinum
Worse whole night,specially first part Merc-sol
TOB A CCO CRA V I N G
To reduce the craving;while discontinuing its use Tabacum 30 4 hourly
Though addicted to tobacco;but cannot bear the odour of it Lobelia in.Q 4 hourly,5 -10 drops
Great desire to smoke;tobacco heart;oppression of breathing as in asthma Caladium s.30 4 hourly
To produce disgust for tobacco for habitual tobacco chewers Plantago 30 4 hourly
TONGU E(affections of):
Blackish(bluish in typhoid)cracked;with thirst to sip small quantity of water frequently
Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry;with thirst for large quantity of water at a time at long intervals Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry;without thirst,feels better in open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
White;thickly coated;gastric complaints Antim-crud.30 or 200 4 hourly
Tip of tongue(triangular)red Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Flabby;moist with thirst,with imprints of teeth Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
Smooth as if varnished Pyrogenium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
With red streak in the center Veratrum vir.30 or 200 4 hourly
Moist;dirty yellow with imprints of teeth;stools constipated Hydrastis can.Q or 30 4 hourly
Cold;bluish Camphora Q or 30 4 hourly
Bluish black,cracked Bufo rana.30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry;stiff,leathery Baptisa Q or 30 4 hourly
Dry;blackish;potrusion difficult;patient feels worse after sleep Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly
Dry,pale and clammy Acid-phos.30 4 hourly
Dry,sticking to the roof Nux mos.30 or 200 4 hourly
Hangs out of the mouth Stramonium 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
White coated;with imprints of teeth;diarrhoea Podyphyllum 30 4 hourly
Retraction and protrusion like snake Cuprum met.30 or 200 10 min(3)
Sensation of hair on tongue Silicea 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Clean with nausea or vomiting Ipecac 30 4 hourly
TRA V E L SIC K N E S S
With nausea while travelling by road;car,rail,sea,or air;with loathing and inclination to vomit Cocculus
ind.30 1/2 hourly
Deathly nausea;vomiting,fainting and sinking feeling;worse by smell of tobacco;sea sickness Tabacum
30 1/2 hourly
With constant nausea and clean tongue Ipecac 30 1/2 hourly
In air travel;fear of downward motion Borax 30 1/2 hourly
Nausea with accumulation water in the mouth;pain with emptiness in the stomach;better by
eating;worse sitting up;stiffness of muscles Nux vomica 30 or 200 1/2 hourly
Nausea with splitting headache;loathing for food etc.Ineffectual vomiting Petroleum 30 1/2 hourly
Nausea and vomiting accompanied by loss of appetite and giddiness attempting to rise;scalp sensitive
to touch;air sickness Rhus tox.30 or 200 1/2 hourly
Mountain sickness Coca 6X or 30 2 hourly
TU M O R S
Vomiting without nausea in cases of intracranial tumours Ferrum met.30 4 hourly
Fibrous tumours of eye lids;uterine fibroids Teucrium m-v.30 4 hourly
Tumour on skull with morbid matter;about neck Baryta carb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Tumour with intolerable pain Stramonium 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Painful or painless nodules under the skin all over the body;lancinating pain in the tumour Conium
mac.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Malignant tumour of uterus;bleeds easily Crotalus h.200 or 1M weekly(3)
Tumours on knees Calcarea fluor.12X or 30 4 hourly
Fibroid tumour of uterus Ustilago Q or 30 4 hourly
Grandular tumour where no glands are usually found Lapis alb.30 4 hourly
Hard tumour on skin Manganum aceticum 30 4 hourly
Tumour on forehead;tibia,and other places Stillingia Q or 30 4 hourly
Fibrous tumours of breast Thyroidinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Abdominal tumour Kali iod.30 or 200 6 hourly
TY P H O I D FEV E R
(See Fever also)
1st Stage:
Weakness,mild delirium;pain head;back,and limbs;worse by motion;tongue whitish coated;lips dry and
parched;with or without thirst for water in large quantities at a time;constipation,restless sleep,full of
dreams of business,urine scanty and highly coloured Bryonia alb.6 or 30 3 hourly
Extreme muscular and nervous prostration with desire to lie down;drowsiness,general
trembling,muscles refused to obey the will;little or no thirst,stools normal;urine profuse;drooping of
eye-lids Gelsemium 6 or 30 3 hourly
Prostration and soreness as if bruised;patient falls asleep while answering;stupid,besotted,drunken
expression;tongue coated with well defined streak down the middle;at first white and soon turns brown
with red edges;stools loose,body parts feel as if scattered;tosses around to get
together;profuse,scanty,dark and offensive urine Baptisia Q or 30 3 hourly
Diarrhoea;tongue dry as a board,red triangular at the tip;delirium and stupor with
muttering;restlessness;better by motion,patient toss and changes position Rhus tox.6 or 30 3 hourly
Chilliness yet can't bear to be in a close room;tongue white,no thirst;weeps easily;menses
retarded(usually for women) Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
High fever with bright red face;chilly,desires to be covered properly;nervous,sensitive,irritable
easily(usually for men) Nux vomica 6 or 30 4 hourly
Stupid,indifferent,apathetic condition;lies still on back;does not want to talk;painless
diarrhoea;yellowish or whitish,watery stools with distension of the abdomen with rumbling(usually a
remedy for married man) Acid-phos.6 or 30 4 hourly
Apathetic;depressed;sleeps while answering;stupor;bruised feeling,bed feels hard Arnica 6 or 30 3
hourly
2nd Stage ( In severe cases ) Symptoms / P roblems Remedy Frequency(doses)
Muttering;stupor,almost complete insensibility;sleeps with mouth open,dry,red or dark tongue,trembles
and catches on to the lower teeth;stools offensive;if haemorrhage,it is of dark decomposed blood,as of
flakes of charred straw;can not tolerate anything about the throat or chest;sleep aggravates Lachesis 30
3 hourly
Prostration;power of life greatly exhausted;restlessness and anxiety,constants movements of head and
limbs,while trunk lies still due to weakness;tongue either dry,red,cracked or black,and stiff;excessive
thirst for little water at a time but at frequent intervals;burning in stomach,watery,brownish or bloody
offensive stools,worse at mid night Arsenic alb.30 1/2 hourly
Stage of collapse;prostration,torpor,dissolution of blood,paralytic conditions;face deathly
pale,sunken,cold;there may be haemorrhage from nose,mouth or anus;abdomen distented rumbling and
gurgling of wind,cadaverous involuntary diarrhoea;rattling in chest,filled with mucous;circulation
weak,blood stagnates in the capillaries with cyanotic blueness of face,lips and tongue,cold
sweat;desires to constant fanning to get more oxygen Carbo veg.30(China follows Carbo veg.) 1/2
hourly
due to weakness the patient constantly slides down in the bed;with moaning and groaning;lower jaw
dropped;tongue greatly shrunken,leathery;paralysed pulse,intermitting every third beat;involuntary
blood stools Acid-mur.30 3 hourly
Fetidness of all exertion and secretions;pulse out of all proportion to temperature;tongue red,like raw
beef,fiery red Pyrogenium 6 or 30 1/2 hourly(3)
UNCONC I O U S N E S S
There are many different reasons for the unconsciousness of a person. These include anaphylactic
shock, asphyxia, bleeding, choking, head injury, electric shock, gas inhalation, heart attacks,
heatstroke, insulin shock, poisoning, stroke, etc.. Refer to the specific chapters which deal with these
conditions for more information. The symptoms of coma are unresponsiveness and complete lack of
awareness of ones surroundings. The first priority in unconsciousness is to check the victim's ABC's,
air passages, breathing and circulation. If the victim is not breathing use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
(refer). If a neck injury is suspected do not twist or rotate the head when giving artificial respiration.
Very gently slightly raise the chin to open the air passages. Check the mouth and throat for foreign
matter or internal discharges such as vomit, mucus and blood. Then begin mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. If the heart has stopped beating begin CPR immediately. If the victim is breathing
maintain an open airway and loosen tight clothing, especially around the neck. If you suspect a severe
fracture, neck or back injury do not move the individual except to maintain an open airway. If there is
no injury to the spine, or severe fracture place, the victim in the recovery position and check for the
reason for the unconsciousness. Check the body from top to bottom looking for signs that may get clues
to the cause of the coma. Treat any life threatening injuries first. Keep the victim warm, do not give the
anything to drink, and do not leave them alone. Call 911 immediately or send someone for help.
The first responder is often called to assist in unconsciousness from a traumatic injury or concussion.
The first remedy to use in this circumstance is Arnica. Some specific remedies are list below with the
conditions for which they are suited.
Materia Medica
Aconite (2): Alternating stupefaction and restlessness with mild delirium twitching, starts as in a fright,
pulse frequent.
Arnica (3): Unconsciousness from traumatic injuries and concussions.
Antimonium Tart (1): Death rattle, great rattling mucus with no ability to expel it. Paralysis of the
lungs.
Belladonna (2): Convulsions and coma from a high fever. Face is red and hot but the extremities are
cold. Spasms and twitching of muscles during coma.
Cannabis Indica (1): Deep sleep-like coma. Choking on swallowing, things go down the wrong way.
Frightful dreams.
Carbo Veg (3): Looks like a corpse, almost lifeless. Body is cold, icy blue, stagnant circulation, breath
is cold.
China (2): Coma after loss of vital fluids, especially blood.
Digitalis (2): Coma due to heart and circulatory problems. Unconsciousness after coition.
Helleborus (3): Complete unconsciousness, heart beat and pulse slow, skin only moderately warm,
bowels inactive involuntary urination. Stupor and coma.
Hyoscyamus (3): Complete loss of consciousness, pupils dilated. Apoplexy, snoring, involuntary stool
and urine.
Ignatia (1): Unconsciousness do to emotions such as unrequited love and grief. Hysteria.
Lachesis (2): Stupefaction or loss of consciousness, blue face, and convulsive movements, tremor of
extremities. Coma due to stroke or heart attacks.
Moschus (1): Catalepsy. Unconsciousness from hysterical fainting, fits and convulsions.
Nux Mochata (3): As if intoxicated. Cold extremities, extreme dryness of the mucus membranes and
skin. Mouth is dry. tongue adheres to the roof of the mouth, but there is no desire to drink.
Nux Vomica (3): Unconsciousness from alcohol or drugs. Stroke, falls into coma, face pale, head hot,
pulse quick and hard, after a hearty meal or abuse of alcohol.
Opium (3): Complete insensibility, no mental grasp of anything. Paralysis of the brain. Eyes half
closed, pupil contracted, eyes red and bloodshot. Complete loss of consciousness, apoplectic state.
Phosphoric Acid (2): Mental debility and apathy leads to unconsciousness. Delirium, with great
stupefaction. Listlessness. The affects of grief and shock.
Zincum Met (1): Unconsciousness with automatic motions, rolls head from side to side. Impending
paralysis of the brain. Poisoning from suppressed eruptions or discharges. In chronic disease trembling,
convulsive movements, and frigidity feet.
Repertorium
COMA, unconsciousness - Acon., ARN., ant-t., bell., cann-i., CARB-V., Chin., Dig., HELL., Hyo.,
ign., Lach., mosch., NUX- M., NUX-V., OP., Ph-ac., zinc.
Asphyxia - ANT-T, Carb-v.
Alcoholic coma - gels., Glon., NUX-V., hyo., kali-br., stram.
Catalepsy - camph.
Coition, after - Agar., asaf., DIG.
Concussion of the brain - ARN., nat-s., Op.
Dead, lies as if- Arn., Carb-v.
Delirium tremens , alcoholism - NUX-V.
Diarrhea - ars.
Eating - caust., Mag-m., NUX-V., ph-ac.
Croup - Carb-v.
Emotion, after - Acon., Cham., COFF., IGN., LACH, mosch., Op., nux-m., Ph-ac., phos., verat.
Epilepsy - ars., BUFO., kali-bi., OP.. plb.
Eruptions, suppression of - Zinc.
Fever - ARN., Bell., NAT-M., OP.
Fright - acon., op.
Rage - stram.
Heart disease - Ars., Aur., DIG.
Angina pectoris - Arn, CIMIC.
Hemorrhage - CHIN, Sabin.
Meningitis -APIS., Rhus-t., VERAT.
Cerebrospinal - HELL.
Pain - HEP., Nux-m.
Pregnancy - cann-i., Nux-m., Nux-v., sec.
Shock, from injury - Arn., Op.
Stroke - ARN., Bar-c., Hyo., LACH., OP., Phos., Stram.
Sunstroke - Bell., GLON., lach., Op.
Wound, flesh - Calen.
URT I C A R I A (Hives)
It is an eruption or itching wheal usually of systemic origin.It may be due to state of hypersensitivity to
foods or drugs,foci of infections,physical agents(heat,cold,light and friction),or psychic stimuli.
It occurs in hypersensitive or allergic persons.Constitutional treatment is essential.
After taking rich,fatty food,meat etc.,better in open,cold air;loss of thirst Pulsatilla 30 or200 3 hourly
After taking tinned food,acid fruits,ice cream,over ripen fruits,better by heat Arsenic alb.30 or 200 3
hourly
After taking strawberries Oxalic acid.30 3 hourly
After taking mushrooms Absinthium 30 3 hourly
With severe burning and swelling;after taking crabs;no thirst;frequent urination Urtica urens Q or 30
3 hourly
After taking spoiled fish carbo veg.30 or 200 3 hourly
After taking milk Sepia 30 or 200 3 hourly
After taking aspirin,anacin,etc. Antipyrin 30 3 hourly
After taking Quinine;excessive salt or after suppression of Malaria Natrum mur.30 or 200 3 hourly
After mosquito bites;better washing with icy cold water Ledum pal.30 or 200 3 hourly
After undressing;cold weather;better by warmth Rumex 30 or 200 3 hourly
Due to change of weather;exposure to cold wet weather;violent itching while undressing Dulcamara
30 or 200 4 hourly
Sudden;after exposure to cold,dry wind with anxiety Aconite nap.30 or 200 2 hourly
After bathing;itching on getting warm,disturbing sleep Bovista 30 2 hourly
Every spring;better by heat.Throwing of the clothes aggravates Rhus tox.30 or 200 3 hourly
With sudden severe swelling amd burning;worse by heat;loss of thirst Apis mel.30 or 200 3 hourly
In the beginning of winter;filthy smell from the body even after bath Psorinum 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Due to gastric catarrh;tongue thickly whitish coated;worse by heat Antimonium crud.200 10 min(3)
Chronic urticaria;rashes on whole body with itching Astacus fl.30 3 hourly
After taking alcoholic drinks;chilly patient;feels better in warmth Nux vomica 30 or 200 3 hourly
Urticaria without itching Uva ursi Q or 30 4 hourly
Due to suppression of intermittent fever Elaterium 30 3 hourly
Urticarial rash with burning;fever;worse by heat,wearing woolen clothes;better by cold Hygrophila
spinosa 30 4 hourly
VACC I N A T I O N( Affections of)
Head remedy;ill effects of vaccination Thuja oc.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
When Thuja oc.fails to take care of ill effects of vaccination Antimonium tart.200 1 dose
Abscesses or convulsions after vaccination Silicea 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Puffiness of whole body after vaccination;loss of thirst Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Fever with inflammation of vaccinated area of skin Belladonna 30 4 hourly(3)
Dry,rough skin even after years of vaccination Malandrinum 200 weekly(6)
Eczema and eruptions with itching after vaccination Mezereum 30 4 hourly
To relieve eruptions and itching from face and other parts after vaccination Sarsaparilla 30 4 hourly
Keloid or scar formation after vaccination Vaccininum 200 weekly(6)
VA R I C O S E VE I N S
Head remedy;even for varicose ulcers Hamamellis 30 4 hourly
When affected parts are bluish and sore;stinging pain;better in open and cold air Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
With burning sensation like fire;worse in mid night;better by warmth and hot Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
Chronic cases;worse by warmth;better by cold and while walking Acid-fluor.30 4 hourly
WA RTS
Warts on prepuce Cinnabaris 30 4 hourly
Head remedy for warts Calc calcinata 3x 4 hourly
Horny;solid,flat or sharp;especially on face,tip of nose and fingers Causticum 200 6 hourly
Small warts around the anus Aurum mur.3X 4 hourly
Cracky;cauliflower like,moist,in crops,bleeds easily on slighest touch Thuja oc.200 6 hourly
Soft,spongy,horny,bleed easily;itching and stinging sensation Calcarea carb.200 or 1M 6 hourly
Withered,suppurating,stinging sensation Kali silic.30 4 hourly
Hard,painful;patient feels hungry at 9-10 A.M.,dread of bathing Sulphur 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
On back of hands;large,smooth or fleshy on face and hands Dulcamara 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Covering whole face ;pimples all over the body Magnesia sulph.30 4 hourly
Corns with yellowish discoloration and warts;especially hands;epithelical growths Natrum carb.30
or200 4 hourly
Warts sore,on palms;corn with yellowish colour Ferrum pic.30 4 hourly
Fig-warts,predunculated,dry,cauliflower like;syphilitic origin Staphyasagria 200 or 1M 6 hourly
Large,jagged,condylomatous,pedunculated;bleeds easily;painful Acid-nit 200 or 1M 6 hourly
In chronic cases where there is history of malignancy in patient or family Carcinocin 200 or 1M 1
dose
W A X (in Ears)
Wax in ears ;hard,yellowish in colour Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Wax,yellowish white,hard,dry,tearing pain in ears Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly
Wax reddish,blood coloured;defective hearing Conium mac.200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Wax reddish;foul smelling;sore pain behind ears Psorinum 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Excessive ear wax;deafness and re-echo of words Causticum 200 10 min(3)
WHEEZ ING
With coated tongue,much rattling due to mucous,shortness of breath,dyspnoea Antimonium tart.30 or
200 1 dose
With clean tongue ,nausea and vomiting.Wheezing cough;chest full of phlegm Ipecac 30 4 hourly
Accumulation of mucous,loose cough;difficult respiration; worse by cold and in cold air Hepar sulph
30 4 hourly
Wheezing,rattling,with rattling in the larynx Bromium 30 4 hourly
Respiration difficult;wheezy,croupy cough,cold extends downward from head to throat and bronchi
Iodium 30 4 hourly
With copious purulent expectoration;cough worse in the evening,with efforts to vomit with pain in
chest Kreosote 30 or 200 4 hourly
Wheezing; worse after lying down,after first sleep with spasmodic cough Aralia r.30 4 hourly
Incurrent remedy;for chronic cases Bacillinum 200 or 1M fortightly(3)
Wheezing and oppression in chest in acute bronchitis;tenacious,profuse,whitish expectoration;sibilant
rales Grindelia 30 4 hourly
Wheezing; difficulty on raising cough;profused mucous(specially for the aged) Senega Q or 30 4
hourly
Wheezing cough with rattling chest,spasmodic constriction in chest,worse after eating or drinking Nux
vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
Wheezing cough with relaxed vulva;better by warmth.worse by cold and 3 - 4 A.M. Kali carb 30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
Wheezing,paroxysmal cough,with suffocative obstruction of respiration and sneezing Justicea Q or 30
4 hourly
Rales,loud,as if lungs are full of mucous;specially in bronchial catarrh of infants Lycopodium 30 or
200 4 hourly(3)
From tickling in throat;glairy,greenish,copius,purulent expectoration;worse in damp weather Natsuplh
30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Racking,spasmodic cough;intercurrent remedy,puts warm clothes even in summer Psorinum 200 or
1M 10 min(3)
Rales,untill something is expectorated Carbo ani 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With copius expectoration of mucous;worse by exposure from warmth to cold Dulcamara 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Soreness and pressure in chest;catarrh of pharynx,worse in the morning Sulphur 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With muco-purulent expectoration;restlessness and unquenchable thirst Arsenic alb 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
Accumulation of mucous in the throat;tickling in the throat pit Causticum 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Accumulation of mucous in larynx;whistling,nausea and rattling in chest Kali bich 30 or 200 4 hourly
Phlegm loose,but can not get it up; cough worse in the evening and after lying down Sepia 30 or 200 4
hourly(3)
With greenish,offensive,sweetish sputum Stannum met.30 4 hourly
WHITLO W
Deep seated abscess near the end of the finger,often under the nail with pain and swelling is called
whitlow.The beginning may be in the shape of hard tumour like growth which very soon becomes hot
and painful
In acute cases;to abort abscess Myristica seb Q or 3X 2 hourly
Before suppurative stage;worse from warmth Mercurius sol.30 3 hourly
Intense throbbing pain;to promote suppuration Hepar sulph 3X 2 hourly
When abscess is deep seated;excruciating pain;to promote suppuration Silicea 30 3 hourly
Dark red or bluish lesion with intense pain Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Blackish,painful,burning pain,better by heat and warmth Arsenic alb.30 and Carbo veg.30 alternate2
hourly
When fungoid granulation forms in the effected flesh Acid-nit 30 4 hourly
When pain is intolerable after exposure of nerves Allium cepa 30 3 hourly
When due to injury of nails;effected lesion cold;better by cold compresses Ledum pal 30 or 200 3
hourly
Cold applications ameliorates;worse by warmth,feels as if burning vapours are emitted from the
effected lesion Acid-flour 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
W H O O P I N G COUG H
To start the treatment; intercurrent remedy Syphilinum 1M 1 dose
Preventive remedy(give one dose after Syphilinum 1M in acute stage) Pertussin 200 or 1M 1 dose
Whooping cough with vomiting of tough,ropy mucous; worse by warmth at night;better taking cold
drinks in cold room Coccus cact.30 4 hourly
While starts eating;coughs and vomits after few mouthfuls only Bryonia alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
Head remedy;(sudden violent attacks) Drosera Q or 6 4 hourly(3)
In young children;worse by least breath,air or fog Mentha pip.30 3 hourly
With cold and clammy perspiration of intermittent nature;spasmodic Cuprum ars.30 3 hourly
With dryness in throat;pain stomach and tears precede the fit of cough;worse by cold Belladonna 30 4
hourly
WO R M S
Head remedy;to start the treatment Cina 1M,15 min(3) from 2nd.day-Santonine 3X and Natrum
phos.6X,twice each for one week or more,as required see remedy
For tape worms; with morbid hunger Anantherum 30 4 hourly
When worms travel over the perineum and get into the vagina and excite masturbation Caladium s.30
4 hourly
Grinding of teeth;distension of abdomen with pain;worse after meal;itching around anus;nocturnal
enuresis;desire for sweets Embelia ribes Q or 30 4 hourly
For pin worms Teucriumm-v.30 4 hourly
For Ascarides Abrotanum 30 4 hourly
For hook worms Chenopodium Q or 6 4 hourly
Intercurrent remedy Sulphur 200 or 1M weekly(3)
WOU N D S & CUTS
The goal in treating a cut is to stop the bleeding, prevent infection, and promote healing. Direct
pressure over the cut with a clean bandage is usually enough to stop bleeding from a small cut. A
slightly large wound may need to have the two edges of the cut pushed together and mended with a
butterfly bandage. If the ends can not be brought together stitches are needed immediately. A wound
should be cleaned by wiped outward, rather than inward, to prevent infection. A sterile bandage should
be placed over the wound. If there is excessive bleeding refer to the section on bleeding. An abrasion is
an injury to the upper layers of the skin only. An avulsion is a tearing of the skin. A laceration is caused
by sharp objects that leave an uneven cut. An incised wound is a clean cut. A puncture wound is a
deep, narrow hole cause by a sharp, long object. A crush injury is one which a part is smashed by a
heavy weight.
Materia Medica
Aconite (1): Useful in the early stages of wounds when there is a sudden onset fever, heat, dryness, and
thirst. The patient is restless, fearful and panicky. Predicts that they will die. This remedy may then be
follow by another remedy specific to the wound.
Arnica (2): Useful in wound where the injury has the nature of a bruise more than an open wound. The
parts are brown and blue and the edges of the wound can be well united. Prevents shock, infection, and
pain in severe cuts, especially when concomitant to other traumatic injuries such as crush injuries and
bullet wounds. It can be given immediately on injury and followed by Calendula and other remedies as
needed. Removes the emotional shock or grief associated with accidents.
Calendula (3): The remedy is useful in incised and lacerated such as a deep gash in which the two
sides can not be perfectly united and where flesh or skin comes off in pieces. Blooding and serous
infiltration of cellular tissue in open wounds. Torn and jagged looking wounds that are very painful.
Great tendency to start and twitch with nervousness. This is the best routine remedy in cuts to prevent
infection and promote rapid healing. Use the remedy internally in potency and external in tincture on
the wound.
Hypericum (2): Wounds form a thrust, cut, bruise or tearing asunder. Violent pains far around the
wound and up through the limb. Reputed to be useful in the early stages of tetanus. Indicated in spasms
of small children after every slight injury. Good for injuries to area that are rich in sensitive nerves such
as fingers and toes. Splinters and thorns, esp. if pain travel along nerves. Lacerations that are
intolerably painful and show involvement of the nervous system. scratches that are extremely painful.
Cat scratch fever. Crush wounds. Gun shot wounds. Use internally and externally. They are worse <
jarring, cold, and touch. In puncture wounds after Led. if there is extreme sensitivity and the pain
moves upward.
Ledum (2): Wounds inflected by sharp instruments, puncture wounds which feel cold to touch and to
the patient. Reputed to prevent tetanus. Useful in penetrating wounds to the palms and soles (pains
travel upward, Hyper.). Painful splinters and thorns. The patient feels cold even during a fever. The
patient feel cold yet wants to be uncovered, and is worse < heat, Better > cold applications.
Phosphorus (2): Even small wounds that bleed very much, but the blood coagulates after leaving the
body. Wounds heal but then break open again. Bloody discharges. Refer to Bleeding. (Lach, no
coagulation).
Staphisagria (3): Injuries from sharp cutting instrument, clean, incised wounds. Injuries from knifes,
glass, or other objects that cause clean cuts. Surgical incisions, esp. after abdominal operations, post
operative lesions that do not heal. Discharge from the wound is greenish in color. The individual is
hypersensitive to the pain. They are worse < touch and better > warmth. Can be used internally and
externally.
Repertorium
Wounds in general - Api.s, Arn., Ars., bell., CALEN., Echi., HYPER., Lach., LED., Phos., PYROG.,
rhus-t., Staph., Sul-ac.
Black - ars., Lach.
Bleeding - Arn., Lach., PHOS. (refer bleeding)
Bloody, open - CALEN.
Bluish - Apis, Lach., Led.
Cold - LED.
Crushed - arn., echi, Hyper., staph.
Festering - Apis., Ars., calen., echi., led., Pyrog..
Lymphangitis - Apis, Bell., bufo, echi., Lach, pyrog., Rhut-t..
Offensive - Calen, Pryog.
Painful - Apis., Arn., CALEN., Hep., HYPER., led., STAPH.
As if bruised , in morning - calen.
Open - Hyper.
Picking at it - calen.
Proud flesh, stinging, purplish - lach.
Suppurating, before - Hyper.
Septic - Apis, ars., Calen., HEP., echi., Hyper., Lach., led., PYROG.
Shock, preventative, if shock is present refer to shock - aco., Arn.
Suppurating - arn., Bell., Bufo., CALC-S., Calen., Led., SIL., Staph.
YA W N I N G
Even while physically occupied;with marked anxiety Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly
After eating;with stretching of the limbs Nux vomica 30 or 200 3 hourly
Though sleeps well in night but yawns during day with desire to sleep Lycopodium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Constant theorizing;mind always busy due to constant flow of ideas,sleep is not sound,desires to sleep
during day and yawns Sulphur 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Spasmodic yawning Platina 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Yawning with dyspnoea Bromium 30 or 200 4 hourly
Drowsinesss without yawning Chelidonium 30 4 hourly
For complaints that comes on whenever patient yawns;trembling and shuddering Cina 30 or 200 4
hourly
Yawning with stretching and extending hands Ruta g.30 or 200 4 hourly