Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 2003 Jan / Feb VOL V NO 1.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala
1. Does Homoeopathy advocate prescribing Iron and vitamins in deficiency
Dr Shailesh Doshi Sholapur
No, never a routine, except in cases where the deficiency is the result of inadequate consumption of those elements, or in patients suffering from frequent vomiting or loose motions, etc. In majority of cases of deficiency disorders the cause lies in mal-assimilation, which is a result of constitutional error produced due to the manifestive miasm.
2. Have you used Amy1-nitrate often in your clinical practice? Which potency works the best in acute attack of Angina?
Dr Sethi Jabalpur
I have used Amy1-nitrate widely in my practice for Angina and Mother Tincture by olfaction works best in an acute attack.
3. Sir, in the drug Arsenic-alb we have a symptom: bad effects from food or animal matter, whether by inoculation, olfaction or ingestion'. Does it include vaccination and administration of exogenous hormones as Porcine Insulin, Thyroxine etc.?
Dr Amjad Khan, Bhopal
To my knowledge none of the vaccines prepared in the traditional school are from decayed animal matter. Rather, they are processed from pure cultures and enough care is taken to preserve the purity and potency by strictly adhering to Cold-chain. Of course, if Arsenic like symptoms arise due to inoculation of vaccines, sera, etc it can be administered without hesitation. As far as I can the word inoculation refers to the entry of poisonous matter by accidental pricks, thorns, etc.
4. I have a patient aged 16 years, M, suffering from Hydatid Cyst in the liver. How should we manage such cases?
Dr Abhijit Joshi Pune
Management of cases in Homoeopathy totally depends upon the clinical manifestations of the disease, individual characteristics and the level of the pathological changes in the organs. If your case has adequate number of individual characteristics - Generalities [Mental/Physical] then forget about the pathology and adopt the constitutional approach by administering the indicated similimum. But if they are absent or inadequate then you may adopt the palliative approach by selecting the drugs indicated for Cysts - and their symptoms.
5. Where in repertory shall I find the rubrics for Hypertensive heart Disease?
Dr. Sandeep Khanapurkar, Latur
Hypertensive Heart disease ought to be perceived as a complication of Hypertensive syndrome. Its clinical expression comprises of several subjective and objective symptoms along with investigatory parameters. The common ones being:
Chest: Dyspnoea on exertion / Strain of heart from violent exertion
Heaviness in chest
Anasarca / Dropsy
Hypertrophy of heart
Dilatation of heart
Strain of heart from violent exertion
Angina pectoris Fullness heart, ascending stairs
6. What do you mean by a Polka Dot? What is its clinical significance?
Dr. Mrs Fatema Chimthanawala
A Polka dot is an arythematous papule, usually single, without any itching or burning on the chest or abdomen. According to Dr J H Allen it is "a surest sign of malignancy". Even Dr Foubister has referred this peculiar clinical expression in the Chapter of Carcinosin.