INDIAN JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Vol 29 No 3
Homoeopathic Education Society
CMP Homoeopathic Medical College
Irla Bombay 56.
The guest editorial by Francises Eizayaga, the President of OMHI (organization for
Homoeopathic Medicine) perceives the future of Homoeopathy very bright in the 21st
century. After 45 years of Homoeopathic practice he describes the standard of Homoeopathy
in U.K. Germany, France and latin America. A clinical trial was conducted on 26 animals in
a diary farm. They were divided into 2 groups of 13 each, pairing on clinical and
subclinical mastitis status, milk production and number of lactations, assigning both
animals and treatments by a systematic random method. One group received Homoeopathic
treatment (a combination consisting of Phytolacca decandra 200-c 50 percent Phosphorus 200-c 30 percent and Conium mac 200-c 20 percent) and the other placebo. Monthly milk
production was carefully recorded for each animal, as were the results of the California
Mastitis Test (CMT) performed on each quarters of the udder.
The proportion of affected
quarters according to CMT was 32 percent in the treated group, and 68 percent in the
control group. The odds ratio of the difference shows that animals receiving placebo
presented 4.5 times more subclinical mastitis than those under Homoeopathic treatment.
Average milk production in the treated group did not differ significantly from that of the
control group. The study confirms previous observations of the benefit the Homoeopathic
method can provide in disease control in animal populations. A spectroscopic analysis of
Lycopodium showed the possibility of contaminants in commercial Homoeopathic medicines
reports Dr. Zacharias. The effect of trituration on thermal degradation of lactose (sugar
of milk) was studied using a thermo-gravimetric analyser. A correlation between the rate
of degradation with increased potency observed up to 600 centigrade degree c suggests that
the vehicle plays an important role in the bioavailability of the drug. Comparison was
also made between machine and hand triturated lactose. For lower potencies (upto the 2X)
machine triturated lactose was found to degrade faster than hand triturated lactose,
whereas at higher potencies hand triturated lactose showed faster degradation as compared
to machine triturated lactose-reports Dr. Gupta from Delhi, Guy Kokelenberg gives five
pediatric cases of Capsicum, Managanum, Calcarea iod, Gallic Acid and Antimony Crud. He
describes Capsicum children are those whose parents have over stimulated or over-drugged
themselves in the past. These children are over-shy, awkward, stumbling, introverted, and
obese. Being homesick they prefer to watch TV, sit, or read, Capsicum cannot take a joke
and is easily offended. They do not like to break a routine, cannot stand change.
Capsicums uncleanliness is due to dislike of change.
Similie carries news, views and case reports, Dr. Master reports a case of cirrhosis of
deeply unconscious patient, which responded to Crotalus-horridus 1M by inhalation. The
treatment was later followed by Digitalis and Acid-phos. Another case of constipation
which did well on Stramonium and Tuberculinum is also described.
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