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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Queries And Solutions -18.
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1994 Jan / Feb Vol III No 1.
Kasim Chimthanawala.

1. Respected sir, what is your opinion about the Bowel Nosodes? Are they Homoeopathic? Please opine.

Dr. Mrs. Najma Reshamwala - Vashi

Homoeopathy is based on the fundamental law of Similia Similibus Curentar. The drugs are proved on healthy human beings and are selected on the individual characteristics. As far as I know the kernel of Bowel Nosodes revolves round the Intestinal toxic theory. The drugs which are prepared from cultures of intestinal organisms, are selected on the basis of pathological expressions and organ affinity but the cure is not assessed on the basis of Herings law of direction of cure.

So, factually speaking Homoeopathy has nothing to do with Bowel Nosodes. It may be considered in the line of other rebel offshoots like Biochemistry, Electrohomoeopathy and so on.

These Bowel Nosodes were developed by Dr. Bach and Dr. Paterson based on extensive research on characteristics of Bowel flora in health, disease, etc. They were found to have definite relationship to homoeopathic drugs. While they have not been proved in the Hahnemannian way, abundant clinical experience of them in potentised form has been built up to guide doctors in their use.

EDITOR.

2. I am doing a House post at the Govt. R.B.T.S. Homoeopathic College and Hospital, Murtuzapur, Bihar and will soon get the degree from Patna Homoeopathic Centre, Bihar. But I belong to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and want to practise there. Therefore, kindly let me know if it is possible? If not then what is the solution? Please advise.

DR. VINAY K. PANDEY - Muzzaffarpur

The latest news I received was that, the Patna Homoeopathic Board has extended its conditional affiliation to the R.B.T.S. Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital for a limited period. But the Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi has kept the case under consideration. Until your Institution gets the CCH affiliation, it will not be possible for you to practise legally anywhere outside the state of Bihar. However, in order to get the most up to date information you may contact directly the Central Council of Homoeopathy, Community Centre, New Delhi- 110003

3. Respected sir, I am an intern in the A.M.S. Homoeopathic Medical College, Belgaum. Please inform me regarding post-graduation courses after BHMS. Please mention the names of the colleges in India.

DR. ALFAROOQ A RAUT - Belgaum

Post graduate courses recognised by the Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi are run at-

  1. Beed Homoeopathic Medical College, Beed.
  2. Jaipur Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and
  3. National Institute of Homoeopathy, Calcutta.

There are of course some private institutions which conduct very educative short term courses. They are-

  1. Institute of Clinical Research (ICR), Bombay
  2. The National Academy of Homoeopathy, Nagpur and others.

You may directly contact them for further details.

4. We hear of Homoeopathy of different schools. Is it true? If so please elaborate what is it all about?

FELL ABDEQUAEM - Nagpur

Yes, to some extent I agree that Hahnemannian Homoeopathy has been arbitarily divided into three different schools. But this is so since the time of the master himself. Drs. Boenninghausen, Hughes, Farrington, Clarke, Allen, Nash and others had their own methods of collecting data of sickness, selecting the similimum, potency as well as the procedure of administering remedies. However, all stalwarts followed the fundamentals of Homoeopathy.

As of today, the situation is different. Real Homoeopathy is perceived by only a handful of persons who had the privilege to be personally groomed by the master prescribers of yesteryears. The bulk of the other doctors have learnt in colleges and from books according to their own level of perceptions and needs. Although everybody claims to be a direct descendant of Hahnemann there is hardly anything common worth mentioning. Multiple groups have erupted because homoeopathy has been perceived from differential levels. There is one group which gives more importance to mentals and the other adopts the holistic approach to select the remedy. Some use high potency at infrequent intervals whereas others use low potency medicines frequently. So such a state is going to remain because Homoeopathy is more of an art, less a science; rather it is a scientific art. You will agree with me that although all the artists will follow certain basic principles yet every individual artist will have his own ways of application which suits him. So in a way, if this is the reason for the variations, then it is an acceptable proposition. Unfortunately it is not true in a majority of instances. Nowadays Homoeopathy is being mutilated into different classes because of selfish and cheap interests. Either the Homoeopath is not well versed with the fundamental of Homoeopathy or he has adopted the non-Hahnemannian methods to suit the patients demands of easy and rapid relief of symptoms and of course in some instances the reason is for self publicity.

5. Sir, I read your column at my colleagues place and felt like writing to you. I have a problem. It is of writers cramps for the past five to six years. Nowadays it has increased a lot. I am unable to even write clearly. If you have something to offer I will feel obliged.

DR. RATAN CHANDAK MD - Ahmedabad

Please note that we have a number of drugs for this complaint. To mention a few, Mag-phos, Causticum, Kali-iod, Plumbum-met, Actea-r and Formica-rufa. There are no specifics in Homoeopathy. So it would be better if you can send us your complete case with details including your past and family his story to us. I will definitely be happy to do my best. One thing I can assure you that Homoeopathy has a lot to offer for such cases.

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