Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 2000 Sept / Oct VOL II NO 5.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala
1. Sir,in which cases do you administer LM potency vis a vis Centicimal potency?
Dr Vinod Suri - Solan
I generally use Centesimal potencies in my practice. But in certain cases, LM potencies are required. These are -
- Idiosynchronitic cases when one reacts to each and every medicine,
- LM potencies work wonders, when vitality has come down so low endangering life, time is short and symptoms distressing,. A typical example is management of an Acute Myocardial Infarction.
- When one requires frequent repetitions of the remedy so that the action of the remedy catches up with the pace of the disease.
- In oversensitive patients where aggravations are not tolerated at all.
2. I have a case of a 28yr old male c/o recurrent diarrhoea, stomatitis and loss of weight. Eliza test for HIV-I is positive. Please suggest the plan of management I must follow?
Dr Pravesh Agrawal - Faridabad
A This case belongs to the Tubercular Miasm with prominent syphilitic manifestations. It has to be managed taking the totality of symptoms. At the same time maintain the hydration as well as the nutrition of the patient. In such cases, if circumstances allow, the patient and his family have to be counseled. (Ed: HIV-AIDS is a difficult disease to manage- both the remedy, repetition and social point of view. We will soon bring out a full issue on it. Hopefully it should be as thorough as the TB issues. )
3. Sir, do our indicated remedies act in Dynamic potencies if symptomatic drugs like Anti-hypertensives are continued?
Dr Sachin Thakur - Sangamner
As far as our Homeopathic Dynamic medicines are concerned, they will act without any hindrance. But at the same time, all possible measures should be undertaken to initially reduce and then finally stop the symptomatic medicines before prescribing a deep acting anti-miasmatic constitutional Homoeopathic medicine.
4. Sir, do we have any treatment for Osteoarthritis - "Prime Minister's disease"?
Dr Mrs Monika Singh - New Delhi
Osteoarthritis is basically a senile disorder which now has become a very common presentation even in age groups as low as 45 -55 years and onwards.
They have to be managed by a conjoint therapy of the indicated remedies, both short-acting & deep-acting anti-miasmatic, along with appropriate auxillary physiotherapy. VP added: Joint replacement should be the last resort but we should not hesitate in recommending it when the pt is very compromised. In today's milieu it is cost-effective and very successful. But knee joint replacement is more successful in RA.