Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1997 May / Jun VOL 5 NO 3.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala
1. Can we use both Allopathic and Homoeopathic drugs at one time in a patient suffering from 2 different diseases?
Dr. Vinay Panchalwar Koradi
The reply to this query is both a YES and a NO.
NO, in situtations when you are treating the patient as a whole with the help of constitutional simillimum, selected on the essential totality. Your objective in such cases is to correct the constitutional error ie the sickness on the basis to Hering's Laws of Cure. And Yes, if your approach is symptomatic ie when we want to palliate only one expression out of the whole lot for eg to relieve the excruciating pains of cancer with ruta or anthracinum, when the patient is on radiation or on chemotherapy cycles and the routine analgesics have failed to effect substantial relief.
Many a times short acting Homoeopathic remedies in low potencies or in physiological doses are used to replace the synthetic preparations like Antihypertensives, Antimetabolites, Hormonal preparations like steroids, insulic etc before constitutional treatment is started. Until the time is reached, both the drugs may be used simultaneously. The synthetic drugs are gradualy tapered down with Homoeopathic doses are added.
At my IPD, I have to often use acute medicines like Arsenic-alb, carbo-veg, Amy-Initr, in LM potencies, to combat emergenct situations, even though the patients are on symptomatic crude preparations, with unbelievable results.
2. I have passed BHMS from Aurangabad Hom College. I want your frank opinion whether doing MD will help me or not.
Dr Mahesh Patil Jalgaon
As far as my knowledge goes, there is not a single Homoeopathic institution in out entire country which can be considered fully suitable even for Diploma courses where lies the question of BHMS or MD. There is practically no working indoor hospital worth its name attached with any college for clinical training. As a result of this, the entire herd of neophytes pouring out of these ill equipped colleges are not only philosophically poorly evolved but also they lack necessary confidence for practice.
So I think, if you really want to practice, forget about MD. It is a farce. I know one Homoeo MD at Nagpur who has not even seen the Synthetic repertory. So my friend, do not fool yourself. As soon as possible join any reputed Homoeopath near your place, work under him sincerely with full dedication, until you develop enough confidence to practice and start your chamber. Patients are interested in results and not in degrees. I am sure you know Hahnemann and many of his comtemporaries were not even Diploma holders' but they started out as master prescribers. To be frank even I did not learn much at the Calcutta Medical College, though there were enough indoor patients. Whatever I learnt was at Dr Kanjilal's Chamber and I am proud to be accepted by him as one of his dependable disciples.
3. What is meant by 'bad effects of vaccination.' Is it due to adulterated vaccine or something else?
Dr Adil C Nagpur
When a child is given repeated vaccinations, there are three possibilities:
a] when the sera used is not properly attenuated, the child may suffer from the alleged disease due to vaccination.
b] A sensitive child may get Anaphylactic shock, serum sickness, Atopic reactions etc due to the sera.
c] Repeated vaccinations stimulates the harbouring latent sycotic miasm. Depending upon other factors like family history, resistance, addcitions, modes of life and living etc, the child may suffer from diseases like eczema, suppurative eruptions, asthma, etc. These manifestations are classified as 'bad effects of vaccination'.
4. Do all allopathic oitments suppress skin diseases. If not please explain in detail.
Dr Ritu Parakh Nagpur
No, it is not always true. Suppression is a term which is applied to a specific phenomenon. Merely, disappearance of an eruption from a particular area with alleviation of symptoms should not always be stamped as suppression. DR J H Allen has defined suppression as a retrograde process, a deflection of law - a physiological law opposed.
According to the Doctrine of Palliation and Suppression
a] If the symptoms subside for a specific period and again relapse at the same site in the same intensity than it is called as Palliation which denotes good resistance.
b] If, the symptoms relapse on the same organ but in a severe form and intensity, then it is termed as Apparent suppression. It denotes that the resistance is still good.
c] On the other hand, if symptoms subside for good and there is no relapse, instead some other organ [internal] gets affected within a specified period - it is termed as true suppression.
Note: the conduct of this column is an attempt by the Editorial Board to provide an open platform for the members of the fraternity to get their queires addressed. The author of this column does not claim to be an authority but wishes to submit that the views and opinions expressed by him are his own derived either from his 20 years of clinical and academic experience or obtained from the most respectable sources. It is the sole discretion of the readers, either to accept or reject part or whole of a solution suggested without criticism against anybody in person.