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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 2004 Mar / Apr VOL VI NO 2.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala

1. Sir, is it true that homoeopathic remedies retain radioactive properties after proving? This has been published in the concluding chapter of a book "Medical Radesthesia". If yes, please throw light.

Dr Jatin Mashru

Well, Dr Jatin, I am sorry as I am unaware of the radioactive qualities of our remedies, apart from the radioactive elements like Radium, Uranium etc. From the writings on Philosophy one can deduce that Homoeopathic remedies belong to the category of dynamic potentials. Their action is also on dynamic plane and upon a dynamis (Vital Force). I gladly invite the views from the readers on this subject.

2. Kindly enlighten through few of your experiences regarding usage of Sepsin and Gunpowder?

Dr Ashoki Choudhary

At our Hospital, we have used both the above medicines. Sepsin not so frequently but Gunpowder in many cases. I remember a very recent case from our Gynaecology department. A 22 years female with Puerperal peritonitis with septicemia, was hospitalized with complaints of extreme fetor and rotten odour per vaginum due to retained piece of placenta.

She yielded to Sepsin 30 every 15 min in fractional doses. (Unfortunately higher potencies are not available easily in Nagpur). She was initially given Pyrogen, Sabina, Secale, Arsenic and Belladonna. But the patient was going from bad to worse. At last, we administered Sepsin as a last resort. It helped. The toxemia started reducing and within about 3 hrs the patient settled. Once the patient settled, the retained bit of placenta was removed.

3. I have a case of a young girl aged about 13 yrs of Chronic Osteomylitis Tibia (Lt) having multiple sequestra. Please advise how to manage her?

Dr Bhavin Soni

Well! In chronic osteomyelitis we find sequestra at the site of pathology. Sequestra are dead pieces of bone formed by a process of aseptic necrosis though the contributory process itself is a septic one in the bone where the nutrient artery gets thrombosed. They lie as loose foreign bodies in the sub-periosteal region of the bone. Nature tries to throw them away by producing sinuses and fistulaes (via Volkmann's Canal).

We do a have number of potent remedies which assist this nature's process of expulsion. Similimum and Potency, selected on the basis of presenting generalities will be the best agent for this purpose for that patient. Common medicines used for such type of patients are Silicea, Acid-flour, Heckla-lava, Baryta-carb, Graphites etc. Mind you, if the size of the dead bone (sequestrum) is very big than it may take months to break and come out - of course a painful procedure. Hence assess the patient's sensitivity and pain threshold before taking up such cases. For small pieces of sequestra donít worry they will come out without much problem.

4. Sir, what is the role of Vital Force in the formation of an embryo?

Dr Varsha Rani Jadhav

A basic but a good question. 2 processes are intimately associated with each other that are responsible for the transformation of a single celled ovum into a complex newly born child. They are growth and differentiation. Both these are dependent upon growth organizer or potential energy. (According to Gray's Anatomy - 32nd edition, Page 56, 64)

As the fertilized ovum multiplies, it differentiates into totipotent cells, ie anyone of them may form a complete embryo. But this stage is succeeded by a phase of plasticity. In this stage, the cells are destined to form a particular tissue. The entire process is under the sole control of the single dynamic Governor - the vital force.

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