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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1998 Nov / Dec VOL VII NO 6.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala

1 Please advise whether we should allow booster dose of Vaccination after the Primary ones have been given.

Ku Gayatri Agrawal Barshi

Vaccination therapy by itself is a controversial topic for Homoeopaths. Principally it should never been given but considering the socio-legal implications, primary vaccinations are being allowed by some Homoeopaths. As far as subsequent doses are concerned, they must never be advised.

From my own experience I can assure you, our constitutional remedy or a Nosode selected on the presenting manifestations (if any) and the Family History is the best prophylactic against any form of disease.

You will be surprised to know that my family of about 200 and odd members have never taken any form of vaccination during the past 5 decades and touchwood none of us suffered from any form of the diseases against which they are given.

2 Can we allow Vitamins, Tonics, Chyawanprash along with our drugs for general health? Does it hamper the action of our drugs?

Dr S K Mumbai

Such health boosting items should never be allowed as a routine except in patients who manifest their deficiencies either due to poor intake ( Vomiting, diarrhoea, Severe mouth ulceration etc) or after they have become grossly debilitated following some exhausting disease. Always assess every patient as an individual case and decide their use and duration.

3 Please explain only the Nosodes can only be given with profit either first or intercurrently as tuning regulators. To borrow a botancial anology: are Nosodes - the Genius and remedy- the Species?

Dr Janardhan Reddy Hyderabad

I hope you know that I describe Nosodes as multipolycrest remedies. Why? Because a single Nosode has the characteristic peculiars of number of Polycrests. For e.g. Medorrhinum. It has the symptoms of Baryta Carb (the Dwarfishness, Scrofular diathesis, Dull mind & Constitpation) Merc Sol (Impatient, Hurried temperament, Trembling, Thirst + + +, Stool mucus) Carbo veg (collapse condition, Crave fan & fresh air, cold sweat with loss of vitality)Sulphur (burning palms & soles. Craves sweet, Ravenous hunger), Arg nit(Impatient, Apprehensive patient, craving sweet, Trembling, Anticipatory diarrhoea) Zincum (Fidgety & trembling with spinal symptoms) etc.

Similarly other Nosodes also has the characteristic of many polycrests. Clinically this knowledge is employed to select a particular nosode after that particular polycrest does not or his stopped action.

4 Please explain what do you mean by the rubric KR 611 RECTUMM, Diarrhoea, bad drainage.

Dr Janardhan Reddy (Hyderabad)

A debatable rubric. It should be taken as Diarrhoea due to intake of contaminated water (sometimes leaking drain pipes contaminates drinking water pipes).

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