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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 2002 May / Jun VOL 4 NO 3.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala

1.Sir, I am suffering from neurological disorder-Multiple Sclerosis. Does Homoeopathy have anything to offer me?

- Mr Kamlesh Raghuwanshi (Santa Clara, USA)

Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative et demyelinating disease of the central nervous system with multiple plaque formations. Clinically, it expresses in the form of periodic remissions and relapses with a progressive downhill course with each relapse. Traditional methods of treatment can manage such cases with immunosuppressive drugs which have their own side effects. No doubt the exacerbations can be effectively controlled but with passage of time these drugs do not oblige. In Homoeopathy we have a number of drugs for such cases. Miasmatically, this disease is an expression of the Tubercular Miasm (Psoro-sycotic complex). Depending upon the history taking and symptoms obtained, if an appropriate remedy is administered, we can definitely manage such cases successfully.

2.Sir, I have a patient who has undergone 2 LSCS and is expecting a third child. In such a case can Homoeopathy prevent surgical intervention and have a normal labour?

- Dr Praveen (Nanded)

First of all we have to know the indications for both LSCSís. The commonest causes are gross CPD, uterine inertia, toxaemia, cervical dystocia, breech presentation, placenta previa and hypersensitive patients i.e. Type A personality. If in the third pregnancy there are anatomical abnormalities like gross CPD, placenta previa Gr III, transverse lie or any abnormal presentations unyielding to conservative measures etc, mechanical intervention must be undertaken at an appropriate time. In few cases of transverse lie we have in our hospital succeeded in preventing LSCS with Kali-phos 200 in repeated doses along with manual manoeuvring. However, in disorders like uterine inertia, or cervical dystocia, etc our dynamic remedies have proved to be a boon in majority of cases. For eg Uterine inertia and for Dilatation of cervix drugs like Pulsatilla 1M, Caulophyllum 1M, Gelsemium Q in frequent doses have prevented at least 40-50% of the patients from the surgical ordeals. At time, I have also use Pitutarin 6, in frequent doses in cases of Uterine inertia after routine remedies did not oblige. A point to note here is that the homoeopath must have her own indoor with all facilities at her disposal for managing medical emergencies and surgical interventions if required.

3. Sir, I have passed BHMS this year and am confused whether to start practice or undertake Postgraduation?

- Dr Sarvesh Tripathi (Lucknow)

As you are well aware, post-graduate studies in Homoeopathy is in infancy. Hardly there is any institution which has the necessary infra-structure nor the
experienced staff which can train the candidates. Moreover Homoeopathy is a scientific art, hence my advice will be to join a good homoeopathic practitioner of your place for at least one year before starting your own clinic. Of course, one may say that a postgraduate degree like MD will have a better social prospect. I beg to differ. [Editor: Can I beg to differ? There are now good institutions, which have been granted MD courses. One has to find a good college and do an MD. We must remember that a newly passed student has a better chance of completing a live-in course then later in life, when he has many responsibilities. Though there is another viewpoint too: that after a little time in practice, the value and application to a PG course may be more fruitful, as pitfalls of practice have been faced. I say this because we have all benefited. The Dr M L Dhawale Memorial Trust and its clinical centres in Mumbai and Palghar have just been recognized for MD. They start in Dec 02]. (A Student Writes in*)

4. Where can we use the Rubric "Hypertrophy tibia" given in the Chapter of Extremities in Kentís Repertory Pg 1017.

- Dr Vinod Suri (Solan)

This rubric may be considered in patients presenting with hard, bony swelling on the tibial region. Usually these are the cases of Osteomas or periosteal reactions followed by Osteosclerosis in patients suffering from Osteomyletis.

5. In this Chapter of Urine in Kentís Repertory Pg 686, a Rubric "Limpid" is given. What does it mean? Is it a misprint for Lipid?

- Dr Vaibahv Mhamane (Satara)

Well! The word Limpid is not a misprint for Lipid. It means clear or transparent or translucent. When urine has such a quality as in cases of Diabetes insipidus etc, then such a rubric can be taken help of.

6. What do we mean by the symptom given in Borax in Allenís Keynotes-Tendency to "wildbears"?
- Dr Vaibahv Mhamane (Satara)

This symptom is taken for patients presenting with thick hair in abnormal places like hirsutism.

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