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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Queries and Solutions - 21
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1994 Jul / Aug Vol III No 4.
Kasim Chimthanawala.

Q 1: Is it true that Homoeopathic graduates have been debarred from practising Allopathy by a Supreme Court judgment? Kindly furnish me the details.

DR. V.S. JAJU (Warora)

Ans 1: It is true that their Lordships Justices M Fatema Beevi and S C Agarwal of the Supreme Court in the case of Dr. A K Sabapathy Vs State of Kerala and others vide Civil Appeal No. 3847 of 1983 dated 22/4/1992 (AIR 1992 Supreme Court 1310) has allowed the practice of Allopathy only by those who have approved qualifications from a recognized institution, meaning thereby that their lordships have debarred Homoeopathic graduates from practicing Allopathy. They have dismissed the appeal by the state of Kerala which pleaded for permitting all the registered medical practitioners to practice Allopathic medicine.

Please note, if you wish to get a copy of the complete paper book then you may contact me directly. The judgment in brief is as follows

Para 16 We are, therefore, of the view that the first provision to section 38 of the state Act in so far as it empowers the State Government to permit a person to practice allopathic system of medicine even though he does not possess the recognized medical qualifications for that system of medicine is inconsistent with the provisions of Sections 15 and 21 read with Sections 11, 14 of the central Act. The said provision suffers from the vice of repugnancy in so far as it covers persons who want to practise the Allopathic system of medicine and is void to the extent of such repugnancy.

Practitioners in Allopathic system of medicine must therefore be excluded from the scope the first provision and it must be confirmed in its application to the systems of medicines other than Allopathic system of medicine.

Para 17 The notification dated April 13 1981 has been issued under the provision to Section 38 and in express terms it enables holders of DMS diploma of Government of Bihar to practice modern medicine in the State of Kerala and makes them eligible for registration as practitioners in Modern Medicine. Since the scope of the first provision has been restricted to exclude the system of modern medicine, the said notification CANNOT be upheld and must be set aside.

Q 2: What will happen if we treat patients symptom-wise without considering the Miasm?

RAVI DHONDE Aurangabad

Ans 2: The clinical application of Homoeopathic remedies simply on the basis of Materia Medica without considering the miasmatic background of the sickness will be nothing but an allopathic (symptomatic) mode of treatment with Homoeopathic drugs. The method of practice which Hahnemann did before he discovered the Doctrine of Chronic Miasm.

It was the intuitional mind of the Master who after 12 years of his practice realized that what he perceived and elucidated about cure in his Organon could not be achieved even with dynamic closes. The symptoms went on relapsing again and again. It was this observation of his which led to t he discovery of the Doctrine of Chronic Miasm.

At this juncture I think it will be worthwhile to know what dr. J.H. Allen has to say on the theory of Chronic Miasm. He writes in the preface of his book on Chronic Miasm Vol II in the following words - "The theory of Chronic Miasm as being the sum total of the causes of Chronic diseases meets with two strong opposing forces:

  1. First from the pathological, material, or chemical therapeutic views of life from material side and who look for finite or material causes in all that disturbs the living organism.
  2. Secondly, from the therapeutists of symptomatology (the symptom doctor). They have their mind focussed on Section 18 of the Organon, therefore they maintain that the Totality of the symptoms in every case is independent of any chronic miasm that might lie behind the grouping.

Mind you, Homoeopathy is a symptomatological form of drug therapeutics where not only all the individualistic characteristic manifestations of the sick constitution are logically linked, in order to sketch out the true portrait of the sickness but also that the sickness has to be perceived in an evolutionary form right from the day he is born till the day he presents to you, including the inherited state of miasmatic complex with which he was gifted by his dear parents. All this is possible at hand. Constitutional medicine will definitely tackle the presenting miasmatic manifestations but many a times is enable to hit the bull which is deep enough calling for an intercurrent remedy.

Here are a few of the most notable merits of the Doctrine -

  1. The inherited miasmatic state of the infant at the time of birth provides the foundation on which the superstructure of the entire sickness of the economy evolves.
  2. Helps in understanding the Evolution of Sick in relation to Time, Space and Circumstances in which he/ she is put up.
  3. It also helps to diagnose the diathesis/ tendency and select the intercurrent remedy.
  4. When best selected remedy fails to act, a deep acting anti-miasmatic remedy, selected on the family history or past history (suppressions, disease suffered from etc.) is administered to clear the miasmatic block.
  5. Helps in the assessment of curability of the case by investigating the type and form of Expressions, Eliminations and ultimates.

Dr. J.H. Allen an authority in the Doctrine writes in his book on Chronic miasms Vol II page 82 in the following words - "So to know the basic miasm in each case helps us in many ways besides that of being a therapeutic aid. It may form a basis not only of the patients diet but of occupation, mode of life, habits, social relations, sexual functions and numerous other things.

So, these are few vital aspects which highlights the significance of the Doctrine of Chronic Miasms and their practical applications.

Q 3: To get operated by a Caesarean section has now become a fashion. A Gynecologist usually opts for it in the second delivery if the first one was a Caesarean section. Do we have anything in Homoeopathy to avoid a second Caesarean?

DR. T.C. GUPTA Mundi

Ans 3: Pulsatilla 200 or 1M for regularizing and increasing the labour pains, Caulophyllum 200 or 1M for Cervical dystonia, Arnica 200 for retention of urine (before catheterization), Cantharis 200 or M for retained placenta and Avena-sativa MT 10 drops every 15-30 minutes to prevent maternal exhaustion. Kali-phos 10M two doses at 15 minutes interval has helped to correct foetal lie.

Q 4: Kindly enlighten on the following drugs

  1. Retina (et choroides) D6 for retinitis pigmentosa and Chrysolith D30, Retina Laricis D30, Retina D30 for macular degeneration latest medicines in homoeopathy.
  2. Cineraria-maritima succus (Dr. W Schwabe) for Glaucoma or cataract.
  3. Fr. Muller Specific no 16 and 1 for prostate


  4. RASIKLAL JHAVERI Bombay

Ans 4: Frankly, I have no experience in the use of the above mentioned three drugs. On enquiry from a colleague who has treated a number of patients with Retinitis pigmentosa he is not very satisfied with the response (Retina d6 tds was given for 23 days). Even Calc-carb, his constitutional drug failed. However my own nephew who also suffers from retinitis pigmentosa since birth and is 1 year old is responding well to Calcarea-carb, 200 followed by 1M, his constitutional drug given by Dr. S.K. Dubey of Calcutta. To what extent the cure takes place is still early to say. About Cineraria and Fr Mullers specific I have no experience.

Dr. KASIM CHIMTHANAWALA
MBBS, LTNMH DDV DMSHOM (CAL) NAH, India, Nagpur.

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