QUATERLY HOMOEOPATHIC DIGEST
Vol XV No 1 of 1998,
Dr Srinivasan 1253, 66th
Street Korattur, Chennai 600080.
As usual, Dr KS Srinivasan has done this number of his famous digest in an admirable manner, classifying all the important information published in national and international Hom Journals into Philosophy, MM, and Therapeutics with cases, repertory, history, general etc. This volume contains brief information about new and small remedies and also Hura-brasilisis.
98 cases have been summarized.
Case: Periodontosis with movement of [L] without actual speech was cured by Naja on the rubric 'has lost control over lip movement'
If a patient has been unable to healthy individuate (???) and instead lives a life that is unusually embroiled or co dependent, the pressure of life's circumstances can become overbearing and may need Folliculinum.
Four interesting cases of Conium have been summarized. In two it was prescribed because of tension in legs or throat, constriction in chest, anxiety being alone, with overall cold sensation. A tip for Conium is ' the presence of Conium keynotes, especially a precancerous state which necessitates Conium prescription over other remedies' In another case a patient complained that he felt that - ground under her feet was unstable and was moving. Phosphorous, Cocurbus and other remedies did not help. Conium 1M cured him.
The 4TH Case relates to a 63-year-old cardiologist with severe nerve root syndrome due to pronounced cervical arthrosis with flattening of C3-C4 and C5-C6. Stiffness from nape of the neck with intolerable deep tearing pain and a burning tingling extending to the posterior arm right down to the last three digits. Surgery was ruled out due to degenerative changes at multiple levels. He tried acupuncture, physical therapy, traction and Homoeopathy etc. without much benefit. Sulphur and Nux-vomica were tried on him based on the symptoms: hot patient, meticulous, disciplined, and offended easily. No relief. The burning and prickling in the cervico- thoracic spine, worse lying down and better from walking around fit Thallium- metallic and Dr André gave this with maximum relief. Tellurium was given thereafter and as a result of these two remedies the patient was left only with 15-20% of the severe pain he had to endure.
Case: A 30-year-old woman came with the main complaint of anorexia. Had been on anti-depressants since 1988. Very, very tired of life with suicidal tendency. She felt that her parents loved her sister and put her down. Always felt a sense of failure and anger. Had difficult relations with people. Easily angered and intimidates people. She can tell a lot of sexy jokes and swore to an unbelievable extent although the interred. (?) No relief from Staphysagria. Further inquiries revealed dreams of dead people.
Delusion great person she is.
Delusion she is not appreciated. Laughing on serious matters.
Violent anger and ailments from grief. Dr Lianne gave Platina with substantial relief.
An interesting excerpt from "the duties of the Physician from a woman's view by Claura Lourse Kent indicate that a Homoeopath, however well he may be in his art, may learn some useful Home truths from his wife. Two examples; For a patient with a Bryonia Headache, every sound causes agony of throbbing pain in back of head which even the sound of footsteps may AGG. Similarly a patient having Ipecac headache is much AGG by the smell of dead tobacco even if the smoker had extinguished his pipe and put in his pocket.
There is a report of a seminar in USA by Dr A U Ramakrishnan of India where he showed more than 3000 cases of cancer. He typically uses an organ specific remedy, an antimiasmatic remedy and a constitutional remedy. He seems to have invented a specific protocol for the remedy in cancer cases. He prescribes Carcinosin and sevinheinant (??) more freely in cases of malignancy. Dr Steven Subotnik advises for treatment of diabetes: short term low potency combinations for one or two months to detoxify and drain. A classical remedy is then prescribed based on the emerging symptom picture. The doctor is reported to have treated several cases of diabetes with surprising success.
A truly gem of a digest.