While working on the helpline at Ainsworths Homoeopathic Pharmacy in London, I have had occasion to treat many living beings, from humans to animals to birds and even fish! Here is a case of a canary that seemed to have a sore throat. Its owner called in distress, saying how the bird had been so happy and excited the last few days as the weather had turned warmer and had been singing for longer than the usual durations. But this morning all that seemed to be coming out was a warble. What to do? I went by Allen's keynotes - Overuse of muscles - and suggested she try Rhus Tox 30. Then came the next obstacle- how to administer Homoeopathic remedies to a tiny bird? One solution that came to mind was to put a few pills of the remedy in water, in a spray bottle and spray in the area of the cage. The owner rang off saying she would try this. I had no high hopes as at that time I didnt even know what a canary looked like, leave alone its physiology or pathology. Imagine my surprise when the lady called back 2 days later very happy that the bird was now back to its usual melodic state. She had sprayed the cage diligently every 2-3 hrs. for the last day and it seemed to have worked like magic! I would like to extend this learning to ICU patients to consider spraying /application of remedy on skin if oral route unavailable.
This veteran and senior advisor to NJH - EB, through a wide range of acute fever cases, has shown how to build totality with miasmatic understanding and appropriate posology. Don't miss the end of article which suggests a roadmap to approach such cases.
This popular M M teacher, scholar, international speaker, author and prolific contributor to NJH describes how to differentiate them, their sensitivity patterns, pace and pathology, etc.... Don't miss the end where he shares A14 PT table giving a bird's eye view of these acute fever remedies...so relevant even today
Dr Mirza Baig, a successful surgeon turned Homoeopath, shares the importance of individualisation in Homoeopathy through a well-rounded, difficult, pathological case successfully treated with keen observation and refined sensitivity.
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