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Vol85 No4'92 | Vol86 No1'93 | Vol86 No2'93 | Vol88 No2'95 | 1995 | Vol89 No1'96

Vol 85, Nos 4 Dec '92
1585, Glencoe Denver, CO 80220, USA.

THE OLDEST institute is USA namely The American Institute of Homoeopathy, the membership of which is confined to Allopathically qualified Homoeopaths; has completed its 85th year of publication. Patient on Allopathic drugs at the time they presented for Homoeopathic treatment can present unique challenges to the practitioner. Dr. Morrison and Nacy Harrick, discuss the challenges in detail and offer protocols for managing such case. A case of pneumonitis with few symptoms is presented by Karl Robinson. After Sulphur in high potency produced an incomplete response, Antim-tart was prescribed with curative results. The principal indicators of the latter remedy were intermittent respiration, somnolence, rattling cough with difficult expectoration, thirstlessness.

A case of adenocarcinoma of the trachea initially presented as uncomplicated case of asthmatic bronchitis is presented. This case emphasises the importance of clinical diagnosis acumen in identifying strange, rare, and peculiar diagnostic entities in daily practice. The article concludes with a discussion regarding the desired extent of medical diagnostic training of Homoeopathic health professionals. Ananda Zaren describes The softer side of Arsenic-alb the passive side of which many practitioners may be unaware. This type of Arsenic is usually less overtly restless and less aggressive. The passive type is afraid to express anger for fear of being abandoned. They are subject to low self esteem, anxiety and depression when unable to finish their self assigned project or maintain the rigid control of their self assigned project or maintain the rigid control of their lives and environment they so desperately seek.

The issue also carries an article on Remedies related to pathological tissue changes by Dr James T Kent. Clinical snapshot case details, a case of Infectious Mononucleosis which did nit respond to Mercurius but benefited from Sabadilla. The other cases of haemorrhoids and epidemic pleurodynia responded to Aesculus-hipp and Cimicifuga respectively.

VOL.86 NO.1 Spring 93

Dr. David Wembers article on Small Remedies not in Kent describes little known remedies curing ailments when the constitutional remedy failed. He used Chininum-salicyclicum for Menieres disease, Pilocarpus for hot flushes with perspiration at menopause, Trifolium-pratense for Pytalinism with Hay fever and Thiosinaminum for Adhesions. It is worth adding these remedies in ones armamentarium as they may suddenly come to the rescue. A statewide survey of users of homoeopathy in Ohio was conducted to gather demographic data and users personal views about homoeopathy in several areas. The analysis showed that the overall preference of the homoeopathic system of treatment was based on the perceived safety of homoeopathy. Dr. Sandra Chase presents a discussion on Bufo, describing its history, source, materia medica and information gathered from classical homoeopathic literature and from modern herpetology experts. A woman plagued with obsessive thought of killing her mother, showed curative results with Derris-pinnata. A patient with chronic menstrual difficulties, acne, fatigue, headaches and alcoholism seemed to be improving slowly after Sulphur followed by Sepia. About 18 months after beginning her treatment, she developed an iron deficiency anaemia and was given Medorrhinum, which not only cured the anaemia, but also led to a marked improvement of her health in general. Dr. Robert Schore, the author feels that if a patient improves significantly in many ways but develops an anaemia, even if there is a history of anaemia, it means that the remedy is either palliative or suppressive. The curative remedy initiates improvement of both the patient and her anaemia or the patient improves and an anaemia is prevented. Cases of Alopecia areata, Cystitis, Irritability with Fever and Post surgical Rectal Stricture are mentioned, being treated with Vinca minor 200, Cannabis-sativa 200, Bryonia 200 and Thiosinaminum 6C respectively.

Vol 86, No 2, Summer 1993

A special theme issue focussing on the diagnosis, management and homoeopathic treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from past abuse - physical, emotional and sexual. Dr. Chapman describes the shocking prevalence of sexual abuse in the American society. One in five women have been victims of rape and one in four have been physically battered. The permanent scars of the sustained trauma of abuse ranges from simple dissociative disorders to multiple personality disorders. Four case histories are described revealing the complexity and therapeutic issues involved in the treatment of PTSD. Skinners article provides deep insights into many presentations of PTSD survivors and their homoeopathic treatment (through rubrics pertaining to the crisis). Clifford Passen discusses PTSD its diagnosis and treatment. The corner-stone of therapy is the bringing into conscious awareness repressed memories of abuse and then to utilize those memories to help the patient to integrate a new understanding of him or herself into his or her life. a thorough discussion of the roles and pitfalls of transference and counter transference in the treatment of these patients is included. Staphysagria, Anacardium, Phosphorus, Medorrhinum, Nat-mur are the remedies commonly used for survivors of abuse, as demonstrated by Kacenka Hruby. Very practical and effective guidelines are given by Miranda Castro, to put our patients at ease and make their visit to the homoeopath a reassuring one. Dr. Morrison differentiates remedies for PTSD, based on the nature of primary emotional reaction to the past abuse. Interesting case are covered under clinical snapshots. The issue is worth reading specially as the Western culture has proliferated largely into Indians metropolis.

Vol.88, No.2, Summer 95

With this issue HCCR enters into its fourth glorious year. In its usual style the issue carries plenty of cases. The diverse interest and deep knowledge of Dr. Mistry is reflected in his articles which range from Reiki to AIDS. Cases of asthma and tonsillitis with multiple follow-ups, guides one to day-to-day management of his cases. Quoting Dr. Mistry "on his prologue" amongst the various holistic systems that have become increasingly in vogue, even in India, Reiki belongs to a type of healing by energy flow, somewhat similar to certain aspects of Homoeopathic healing". Dr. Mikao Usui - the original pioneer has laid down five principles (1) Just for today do not worry, (2) Just for today do not get angry, (3) Honour your parents, teachers and elders, (4) Earn your living honestly, (5) Show attitude of gratitude. A new medicine Ficus Asperima Rox has been used by Dr. Koya for a case of Ringworm. Commonly known as Sand paper tree - it is used for polishing furnitures and ivory carvings. The proving brought on upper respiratory tract and skin symptoms - showing the remedy to have a tubercular base. Dr. Wadia describes Hahnemann as a multi-splendoured personality. Over and above developing a science, the master was a chemist, hygienist, dietitian, linguist, philosopher - a mine of information on all walks in his life. Dr. Gosavi reports a case of parkinsonism treated only on mental symptoms which responded 90 percent to Lac-can 1 M. Dr. Venkateshwar describes a case of a 31 years old male who contracted gonorrhoea and was subsequently treated by Allopathy. However the fear of still having the disease persisted which drove him from doctor to doctor, with the patient demanding a certificate that he is free of gonorrhoea. VDRL, HIV, ultrasound and whole body CT Scan would not allay his fear. He also developed Hydra-adenitis suppuratica in both axilla based on suppressed gonorrhoea; has committed the unpardonable sin and was going to hell; marked anxiety about illness - Medorrhinum 1M was prescribed which set his problems, including the anxiety at rest. The issue carries interesting case by Dr. Mokashi, Dr. Shindhe, Dr. Wadia etc. The repertorial totality presented explains the prescription in most cases. Book Reviews and abstracts from other journals make the issue a complete one.


"Stimulation of self - recovery by Similia Principle?" This paper describes how the Similia principle can be studied best in fundamental research. Two questions are raised 1) What is known about the regularity principles at which Homoeopathic treatment is directed? and 2) In what kind of conditions can these regulatory principles be studied best? The vision of Dr.Hahnemann and ideas related to the Field Concept developed in this century are discussed. A proving report of Veronica-officinalis is carried. Tetanus, an infection due to the anaerobic bacillus clostridium tetani., is a scourge in tropical countries, where in the absence of systematic antitetanus immunization, it kills about 8,00,000 children each year through lack of hygiene, or because of ancestral customs such as applying the poultices to open wounds. Applying the principles of Similia drugs containing strychnine like Nux Vom, Belladonna, Stramonium are advocated as therapeutics of tetanus.

Similie contains reports and news of lectures and conference all over. A case of hidden grief-which surfaced in the patients dream is reported by Dr.John English. Three cases pneumonia treated by Dr.Gune with documented x-rays are interesting.




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