Treatment of swineflu
During the years 2006-2008, almost all homoeopath practitioners had been giving different remedies for chikungunya disease (mainly Rhus-tox and Eup-perf.) to be taken for days and weeks with little relief. The undersigned was the first to declare that the homoeopath remedy Poly Pinicola-10,000x is almost a specific for chikungunya and with this remedy GIVEN IN ONE SINGLE DOSE, my students had cured many chikungunya victims during the years 2006 to 2008. (Rate of success: more than 97%).
I am not proud of the above because it is my duty as Professor of homoeopath to find out the remedy for any epidemic. [A teacher is he who makes difficult things easy. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.] Be that as it may.
Though all practitioners had cured several cases of chikungunya with one single dose of Poly, what was disappointing is that not even a single homoeopath came forward to ask me as to how I selected Poly Pinicola for chikungunya.
These homoeopaths (who had cured chikungunya with one single dose of Poly) are now asking me what homeopathic medicine is to be given for swine flu. I am not satisfied with this query, but I would be much pleased if they had asked me how I arrived at Poly Pinicola for chikungunya and further how to find out the remedy for the present pandemic swine flu.
I don't mind declaring the name of the correct homoeopath remedy which would be almost a specific for swine flu. Before this I would, first of all, like to teach the practitioners as to how I found out the remedy for chikungunya. This is more important. Such a teaching alone would help the reader to find out by himself a remedy for future epidemics.
Chikungunya disease begins with fever, shivering and joint pains. Many patients had to crawl for going to the toilet etc. because of crippling joint pains. Their faces were “gloomy.”
(See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory—MIND AND DISPOSITION—Gloomy, in ague: Poly.)
(ague: malaria or another illness involving fever and shivering)
Now, coming to the much dreaded swine flu.
(a) those who had died in hospitals with swine flu had lung failure.
(b) swine flu starts with fever, sore throat and body pain.
Step 1: Fever with body pain, sore throat. The rubric that you must take for this in Kent 's Repertory is under GENERALITIES. Inflammation, internal:
Step 2: Disease of lung that speedily kills any patient; the equivalent rubric in Kent 's Repertory is Pneumonia (CHEST: Hepatization of lungs)
The remedies scoring more points (being common to the above two lists) are Cactus=4, Iodum=5, Kalic-c.=4, Kali-iod.=4, Lach.=5, Lyc.=4, Merc-sol.=4, Nux-v.=5, Phos.=6, Sulph.=5, Tereb.=5
These remedies were studied in Samuel Lilienthal's HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS under the chapter PNEUMONIA; Under Merc-sol we find the following words “epidemic broncho-pneumonia”. On the same page under the remedy ferrum met. also, we find the words "epidemic pneumonia", but we do not get to this remedy in repertorisation.
Patients who had come to me after being tested positive for swine flu were given the homeopathic medicine Merc-sol-10,000x (daily one dose for three days only) and after a week when they tested, the result was negative. All their symptoms disappeared. (Rate of success: 97%).
IMPORTANT NOTE: In my forty years of practice, in the treatment of epidemics I have found the effects with 10,000x potency satisfactory. Effects of other potencies are unpredictable. (*1)
For prevention, the same remedy Merc.sol.10,000x may be given one dose once a month for three months. This prevents swine flu for six months from the date of taking the first dose.
In homoeopath, cure is easier and quicker than prevention.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: In Section 213 of the Org Dr. Hahnemann tells us that without prescribing a remedy on mind symptoms a cure is not possible. Let us now see how the remedy Merc-sol satisfies this requirement.
In big organizations when a person is affected with fever, sore throat and body pain he is advised NOT TO COME TO THE OFFICE. In other words, the awe-stricken non-affected persons run away from the victims as if they are their enemies, for fear of contracting swine flu.
A lady took her 5-year old son to a doctor. There a patient came to consult the doctor because he was declared positive for swine flu. Immediately on hearing this that lady started running away with her son lest he may be infected.
The otherwise healthy person considers the victims of swine flu as his enemy. The victims are asked to keep off till cured.
Under the Chapter “MELANCHOLIA” in the reference book HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal, (page no.700 under the remedy Merc-sol.) we find the following words: …anxious restlessness as if some evil impended… constant suspicion, considering everybody his enemy.
The following extracts from the WILKINSONS’ MATERIA MEDICA (under the chapter ‘Mind’ in the remedy Merc-sol.) also confirms my selection of this remedy for swine flu.
…Desire to flee, with... anxiety and apprehension.... did not know what to do... Inexpressible pain of soul and body, anxious restlessness, as if some evil impended…
In one of the big multinational companies office at Chennai about 300 persons were working in the first floor. Immediately on hearing that two of their colleagues were tested positive for swine flu, all of them started fleeing. This attitude is found in almost all persons who are running here and there for preventive for swine flu. Therefore, Merc-sol is almost a specific both as a preventive and curative.
What is most disappointing is that no one talks about Lilienthal's work HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS, be it in seminar papers, monthly meetings or articles in journals.
Said Charles Gatchell in a review of HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS, "… it is an extraordinarily useful book and those who add it to their library will never feel regret…"
In a review, Samuel A. Jones said about Lilienthal's HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS as under:"For the fresh graduate this book will be invaluable… to the older one who says he has no use of this book, we have nothing to say. He is a good one to avoid when well, and to dread when ill."
Most people think that as we have remedies for diabetes in other systems (like insulin in allopathy) there would be corresponding remedies in homeopathy. This is not so. There is one marked difference between homeopathy and other medical systems (allopathy, ayurveda, siddha etc. etc.)
In allopathy no doctor would give insulin for typhoid; also no one would give antibiotic for diabetes. This is because insulin is for diabetes and no amount of insulin will be of any use in typhoid.
But in homeopathy one remedy given for eczema patient may be indicated for jaundice in another; the same remedy may be needed in the third patient suffering from cancer. In such a case the question that would naturally arise in the reader’s mind is, “If so, then what is the basis for prescribing or selecting the remedy in homoeopath?” Answer to this question will throw light on the uniqueness of homeopathy.
There are no ‘theories’ or ‘principles’ in homeopathy, but everything is practical and practical only. For learning swimming you do not read a text-book at home, but first get into water. Therefore, let us start with actual cases treated.
A patient with peptic ulcer, weeping eczema etc. came to me and said, “Doctor, I am not taking the treatment to live long, but I have an aged daughter to be married and a son who is looking out for a job. Who would come forward to marry my daughter, if I have a weeping eczema? Only because of that, I want to get cured. Before I die I want to settle things in my family; my daughter getting married and son getting a job. Then I can die peacefully.”
Under the homoeopath remedy Petroleum (Boericke’s Materia Medica) we find the following: “Feels that death is near, and must hurry to settle affairs.”
Now, this sentence fits in approximately with the remarks made by the above eczema patient. This remedy was given in single dose and it cured him completely.
A peptic ulcer patient’s condition worsened day by day and allopathic antacids were giving temporary relief. At the height of his suffering (hunger pain with burning sensation in the food pipe, temporarily relieved by eating) he was heard saying, “I think that my end is approaching; I must call the lawyer to write the will. This hotel of mine should go to my wife; money deposited in the bank is for my son. My widowed sister who has been living with me for several years and helping me should take the house which I bought recently.”
This mind picture agrees with the remarks made by the patient in case No.1 above. One single dose of Petroleum-10M cured this patient also. We do not prescribe on names of disease or pathology but on ‘uncommon’ symptoms having no connection with pathology.
(a) The above two cases would show the reader that one and the same remedy may be called for in different persons with different diseases.
(b) Persons suffering from different diseases may need one and the same remedy.
Let us now see further three actual cases treated where three patients, all of them having the same complaint, viz., ‘headache’, were cured by different remedies.
A patient with chronic headache, after spending millions with various doctors and specialists came to me. After finishing the history of his seven years’ sufferings, he ended up saying: “Doctor, if you or any one can cure me of this terrible headache, I won't mind even giving away half of my property (worth three millions) to him.”
Doctors of all other systems would simply ignore these words told by the patient at the end of his talk.
If a patient says that he is ready to pay 1.5 millions for getting his headache cured, we can say that he is “deplorably downhearted.” [deplorable = shockingly bad]
Under the homeopathic remedy Stillingia (Wilkinson’s Materia Medica), we find the words “deplorably downhearted; suffering extreme torture from bone pains;” Stillingia, one dose cured him.
Here is another case of headache. This 55-year old male patient remarked: “Doctor, all these years I have been having these torturing bone pains in head; my sufferings are such that no amount of compensation would satisfy me. Even if you make me President of all the countries in the world that would not be a sufficient compensation.”
The equivalent words or phrase for this statement of the patient would be:
Extreme sadness, abject despair, uncompromising melancholy.
The above is found under the remedy Selenium (See Boericke’s Mat. Med.)
Selenium, one dose, cured him.
A middle aged man of forty enters my clinic complaining of headache for a few months. After telling me that he tried allopathy, ayurveda, homoeopath etc. he told me that the pain in head started the previous year when he was having malarial fever; though malaria was cured, the pain in his head continued. (Certain cases are the easiest to work out; certain cases are difficult)
Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory: Chapter No. 40.
Fever, intermittent (ague):…. with headache; Cina, Cist., Kali-c., Polyp.
Fever, intermittent apyrexia:… headache, Arn., Natr.m., Polyp., Puls.
Poly Pinicola, being common to the above two lists was given in single dose. Total relief felt for a month after which he reported relapse. The same remedy was given this time in single dose in a higher potency and it is now more than seven years and he is free from headache. Also, his chronic constipation was cured.
Thus, in cases No. 3, 4 and 5 above though the complaint, viz., ‘headache’ is same in all of them, each patient got different remedies.
To be precise, those symptoms which doctors of other medical systems would ignore, we take that and that alone for prescribing or selecting the remedy in homoeopath.
There are no specifics in homoeopath.
Why should we do like this? Why not have a specific remedy for jaundice and another for headache and so on and so forth?
Our answer: Dear reader, the above method of prescribing on ‘uncommon’ symptom alone can cure patients with ONE SINGLE DOSE or a few doses.
[In each medical system there may be something unique, and without arguing which one is the best, the intelligent man takes the best from each.]
70 to 90 PER CENT OF CAESAREAN SURGERIES CAN BE DONE AWAY WITH THREE DOSES OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE.
The foetus (baby in the uterus of the pregnant mother) 1-3 weeks prior to delivery date (so long remaining in upright position) turns upside down, and the uterus descends down in such a way that the head of the foetus remains fixed in the pelvic floor of the mother. 1-3 weeks later, at the delivery time the mouth of the uterus dilates and the child comes out. Even after the full term of ten months if the child does not turn upside down, or turns half-way and lies crosswise.
Another; having turned upside down, does not descend further down, the attending lady doctor would say that head is still floating or is in an incorrect position and so opens the abdomen to take out the child. This is called caesarean surgery. 70 to 90 per cent of caesarean surgeries at the present day are conducted solely for this reason.
At this time if the patient takes three doses of the homoeopath medicine Pulsatilla-1000, every 4-8 hours, in the next twenty-four hours it would be a normal and safe delivery.
In the reference book The Accoucheur’s Emergency Manual by Dr. W. A. Yingling, M.D., of U.S.A. we find the following: "Abnormal presentations may be righted if (Pulsatilla is) given before the membranes are ruptured or the presenting parts are firmly engaged…"
In a maternity hospital, Pollachi Road, Dharapuram, Tamilnadu, by using Pulsatilla and other remedies there has not been even a single caesarean for the past several years and the doctor in-charge has put up a board “Caesarean-free’’ Clinic. The Dharapuram Lions Club has given her a certificate testifying this.
(2) If the babe in the uterus stops growing, allopathy has no cure and they abort the child, but if one single dose of the homoeopath medicine Secale Cornutum-10M is given, the babe starts growing. (See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory, p. 698. Pregnancy, foetus, development arrested: Sec.)
(3) After caesarean (or for that matter after any abdominal surgery) there would be pain in the sutured place lasting for years, but one single dose of the homeopathic medicine Staphysagria-1000, completely cures in twenty-four hours all post-operative abdominal discomforts.
(4) Some newly married women are prone to urinary infection and they spend in the thousands. Again, the same homoeopath medicine Staphysagria-1000, in one single dose, would cure the condition in just a day’s time.
RANDOM NOTES ON PRACTICE
Certain symptoms cannot be classified in the repertory under any heading. Therefore it is better to memorize and keep them at your finger-tip.
For the following two cases (case No. 6 & 7) one and the same remedy cured.
A patient consulted me for allergic rash on skin on both upper limbs and chest.
He said, “Doctor, for the last three years I have gone to allopaths, ayurveda, homoeopaths etc. They have treated me for weeks and months with just five per cent relief. If I eat unstrained cooked rice or wheat flour preparation I would get distension of my belly; that evening the rash on skin will start; in the night if I pass flatus freely per ano or have a free bowel movement the rash would disappear.”
A school boy of twelve was brought by the parents. The mother started talking: “Doctor, he has to leave the house for school at 9.30 in the morning. He gets up at 6.00 a.m. By 7.30 a.m. he becomes so restless—jumps, cries etc. This would last for half-an-hour. Then this disappears; it is followed by 3-4 times loose bowel movement. After that he becomes completely all right and goes to school.”
In both the above cases the symptoms that should come to our mind is given below:
“Symptoms disposed to appear perio-dically and in groups... intermitting . . .”
The above lines are found in the remedy Cuprum met. (Boericke’s Materia Medica.) This remedy cured both the above patients (case No. 6 & 7) in one single dose in the 200th potency.
A patient consulted me for constipation. Even laxatives and purgatives were said to be of no use. He further said that for several years he had been taking daily an anti-convulsant drug for epilepsy and if he stops it he would get convulsions.
The following under the remedy Opium (in Wilkinson’s Materia Medica) agrees with this case: “…Increased irritability and action in voluntary muscles, with diminution of it in involuntary muscles…”
When the intestine is full with faeces, urging is felt (involuntary muscles.) In the instant case these muscles are not functioning. Movement of limbs is controlled by voluntary muscles and he gets convulsions in them (increased irritability and action).
Opium-10M one single dose cured his constipation and he was asked to stop anti-convulsant drugs; he did so and to his surprise convulsions did not appear.
A patient showed his right leg with an ulcer. He got an injury a few months earlier, but so far it did not heal in spite of best medical treatment. After a pause, the patient continued, “Doctor, ever since the accident I feel numbness in my right upper arm and I am unable to use it freely. Has this non-healing of the wound in my leg anything to do with numbness in my arm? But my arm was not hurt in the accident.”
We say that homoeopath is a system of medicine where the patient tells or indicates the remedy to us. In Wilkinson’s Materia Medica the following sentence under the remedy Pulsatilla agrees with this case: … “depression of vital power on one side and increased irritability on the other…”
Pulsatilla-10M, one single dose cured both the ulcer on the leg and numbness in the arm.
The one symptom in the remedy Belladonna (found in Wilkinson’s Materia Medica) will highlight what is meant by ‘uncommon symptom’; also it would illustrate the uniqueness and superiority of Wilkinson’s Materia Medica.
A patient came in with a pain in the femoral part of the urethra and backache. It was worse while riding the two-wheeler. He showed his medical file (given by allopathic hospital) and therefrom we noted the following points:
pain in femoral part of urethra,
pain in sacral region.
His complaint (pathology) is in the kidney/ureter, but he has pain in the femoral part of urethra and sacrum. This is something rare-strange-peculiar. Both these painful places are at the same distance from the seat of affection—kidney.
Under the remedy Belladonna (Wilkinson’s Materia Medica (*2)) we find the following: “Inflammation of internal organs… The inflammation… runs in radii as it extends to adjacent parts.”
(Femoral part of urethra and pain in sacrum are more or less at equal distance from his left ureter.)
Belladonna-10M, single dose, cured him.
Two years after case No. 5 above, a lady came to me for cervical spondylitis. These patients get pain normally in the neck extending to head or one upper limb. Strangely this patient complained of unbearable pain in both shoulder tips. (Both shoulder tips are at the same distance away from the cervical vertebra.) Belladonna-10M, single dose cured her.
A lady, the mother-in-law of a fourth stage cancer patient, came to me asking for medicine for cancer. When I asked her to bring the patient she said that he wouldn’t come. I asked her to tell me in verbatim what he had said. She replied, “He does not say anything.’’
At this stage I asked her whether she did not care to go and see her son-in-law who is said to be in fourth stage cancer. She replied: “My daughter wrote me a letter stating that doctors have said that he would live for another six months only and he is not afraid of death, but he wants to live with his family in the same quarters in which he had been living all along and said that he does not want anyone (be it friends or relatives) to visit him.’’
(Sometimes, we do get valuable symptoms from the report of messengers).
Let us now see how to work out this case.
“Does not want anyone to visit him”
– Aversion to company
“Till death wants to live with family in the same quarters where he had been living all these years”
KENT’S REPERTORY was consulted:
Company, aversion to: (several remedies)
Homesickness: (several remedies)
Remedies common to these two rubrics and scoring more points are: Aur.-4, Carb-an.-6, Ign.-5, Nat-m.-5
To confirm one out of the above four remedies, they were studied in HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS (By
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal) under the chapter “Carcinoma.’’ Under Carb-an. we find the words “cachexia full developed”.
Again, in the chapter ‘Melancholia’ under the remedy Carb-an. we find the following words: “desire for solitude.”
Carb-an.-10M, single dose was prescribed. Patient is improving.
Homoeopaths are not properly trained in the subject of case taking in five years of college study. The other day, I was sitting in the clinic of a homoeopath.
A patient walked in asking the doctor whether he has medicine for diabetes. The doctor started giving a lecture to the patient that he makes his prescription (?) on ‘symptoms’ and so the patient should first tell his symptoms.
The patient abruptly told, “Feel my pulse (stretching his hand toward the doctor)’, give medicine.” The poor doctor turned to me and said, “this is the problem… patients do not tell symptoms…”
I told him to ask the patient to wait outside, then explained to him how to classify or convert the very attitude/tone of this patient into a mind symptom.
Let us recall and recollect the way the patient talked and his tone. In olden days, the king would talk as under:
“Let so-and-so- be brought before me alive or dead within twenty-four hours!” It is in the ‘imperious’ manner (or royal language) with an air of command. The manner of the king would be stiff and pretentious. So also, the above said diabetic patient talked in a similar manner. “Feel my pulse (stretching his hand) and give medicine.”
In Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory, Mind (page 19) we find the following:
Answers, imperiously: Lyc
Lycopodium 10M, one dose cured the patient of his diabetes. Even if he had any other disease (other than diabetes, Lycopodium would have cured him).
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(Thirty-eight years of teaching experience in Homoeopathy, Chinese Acupressure & Dr. Bach Flower Remedies of England)
Keywords: swine flu, chikungunya disease, Polyporus Pinicola, Calvin B. Knerr, Samuel Lilienthal, Merc-sol, Charles Gatchell, Stillingia, Boericke, caesarean surgery, W. A. Yingling, Secale Cornutum, Staphysagria, Wilkinson