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NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1994 Jul / Aug Vol III No 4.
Dr Pradeep Garge

A fair, tiny baby, 4 months old, pale and undernourished and from a poor family came on 14th March 1994. She was crying continuously for the last 5-6 days. Allopathic medicines gave no relief. The mother said that the baby cries suddenly and continuously for just a few minutes or doe hours, then suddenly may stop crying and start laughing and playing. She also had 2-3 loose, greenish-yellow stools since 2 nights. While she was in the clinic, I saw that while crying, the baby was trying to bend forward. Did it help the pain? An abdominal examination revealed nothing. Investigations carried out by a pediatrician were normal.

My Thought Process: The first remedies thought of were Cina, Chamomilla, but the peculiarities -

  1. Type of stool,
  2. Night aggravation,
  3. Changeability, and
  4. Bending double ameliorates-all made me think of Pulsatilla.

So Pulsatilla 200 was given. Anther dose was given after 2 hours, after which, to the surprise of all, including the pediatrician, the child was completely alright.

Note- Pulsatilla is graded three marks in Kents repertory in the rubric-pain in abdomen better by bending double. This was the bonus rubric, which I did not know earlier, and which clinched the remedy.