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A case of Traumatic Hemarthrosis

wequarMr H. met with a motor vehicle accident while returning home from his office. Somebody took him to the nearby hospital, and they after dressing the wound suggested him to consult an orthopedic surgeon in the city. While he was waiting outside the surgeon’s cabin, he called me and asked for any scope in Homeopathy. I asked him to let the surgeon examine first to rule out any fracture. After a few hours he called me again and said that the surgeon has ruled out fracture, but there is a huge collection of blood inside the joint that must be removed with a syringe, hence hospital admission needed. I said if there is huge collection of blood, and then let the surgeon do his job first, and then later I can give medicines (It is also risky to take motor vehicle accident cases). But he was not ready for joint aspiration, so took a discharge from the hospital against medical advice.

After one hour, they knocked my door. I told the bystander that what he did was not the right way. Even the bystanders told me the same, but they had no other option as he was strongly forcing to leave the hospital. When I examined the knee joined, it was swollen and stiff, and patella tap test was positive showing the presence of blood in the knee joint capsule. He had severe pain along with extravasation of blood. Still, he was not bothered about the nature of injury, and said goodbye to the surgeon. Considering the available indications, I gave him Arnica 1M in water, to be taken every 30 minutes interval, along with one bottle of Placebo pills. I was not fully confident in this case as the absorption of blood from the joint capsule is not easy. Next day morning he informed me much improvement of swelling, pain and stiffness of joint. So, I asked him to stop the drops and use only the pills.

Today he visited my clinic and found the patella tap test negative. Unfortunately, there was no MRI taken before and after the treatment. Even there is no option to get an evaluation from the orthopedic surgeon as he was discharged against medical advice (Still I asked him to get at least the hospital bill). Such cases become more valid when we have documented evidences. Anyway, I am happy to see homeopathic medicines avoiding a surgical procedure. The real credit goes to that patient who trusted Homeopathy than the Homeopath who treated him .This case also gives me confidence to accept such cases.

Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
Kerala, India.

 

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Case of the Week. ADHD

Case presented by E.N. (who is based in Southern California). from his archives.
E.N trained under Andre Saine for nearly 10 years. Due to personal ill health, not resolving under the Saine methodology, and also experiencing dissatisfaction with the approach to casetaking in the Saine method, E.N. took a back seat from practice and went to a research position . Discovering the Therapeutic Pocket Pocket, E.N. pusued information regarding its usage and contacted the I.H.M. for both understanding the technique and for aid with his personal health issues of which he had endured for 20 some years. The I.H.M were able to  help E.N. on both counts, with his long standing health problem removed after two years of treatment, and with personal training in the use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book. E.N. is a rational and careful student of Hahnemann and is very helpful to the I.H.M. with his time and resources.
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October 2, 2004
N.M.  4 year old boy diagnosed with  ADHD.
He is sexually precocious, masturbating with his toys alone in his room. Yells out, “Penis!” “Vagina!” and uncovers himself anywhere anytime. Asks people if they have a penis or a vagina.  Humps people’s legs like a dog sometimes. Blurts out sexual things often.
Very difficult to control, great nervousness, cannot focus.
Obsessed with a blue dog toy which he is constantly asking for, “Where’s my blue dog?” Asking “Why?” to everything for hours at a time. Sucks his thumb. Runs all around. Wants to be around his mom all the time. “He’s glued to me.” His mother said. Aversion to being touched. Only when he wants it.
He falls asleep late, it can take him 3-4 hours to fall asleep. clenching and grinding his teeth and talking during sleep. Wakes in the night with nightmares at around 3 am. Fear of the dark but afraid of shadows cast by light at night.
He is constipated,  stools only every 4 or 5 days that are enormous, 3 inches in diameter and 12 inches long in one piece. It take 2 hours to pass a stool. Very painful. This began a year ago. Pain in the stomach every day for the last 6 months.  Feels full, abdomen distended .
He desires sweets and sour,  lemons and limes. Aversion to fruit, especially apples. Worse in general when hungry.
He has ear infections with high fever every month after which his behavior  is worse. This began after vaccinations MMR, DPT, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Mono.
He developed bronchitis and asthma 2 weeks after the vaccinations.
Head banging has two lumps from it.
Has dark green, thick nasal discharge every day.
He is worse in the winter and often has colds with cough and expectoration which he can’t raise and has to swallow. He is chilly in general and sensitive to becoming cold. Has blanket even when its hot..
Feels worse around groups of people [ 9 or 10 people is too much for him ]
He has been taking homeopathic remedies, combination remedies, and Rescue Remedy without much reaction.
Parents we both completely exhausted from taking care of the boy.
The symptoms I used to repertorize were:
  • Stool, too large
  • Constipation
  • < after fever
  • Coryza, discharge, greenish
  • < winter
  • Desires sweets
  • Desires sour or acids
  • < fasting
  • Expectoration, must swallow
  • < after midnight
  • Sexual desire, too much
I was using the Complete Repertory and Boger/Boenninghausen back then. However, and luckily for me, later corroberation using the TPB reveals Kali Carbonicum as the strongest remedy. After studying Hahnemann and Allen’s Encyclopedia it covered the case well. I gave Kali Carbonicum 30c in water, once a day.
October 29, 2004
Masturbating with toys is gone, since remedy, but still blurts out sexual things and uncovers but not as much. Playing with toys other than just blue dog.
Fear of shadows gone. No grinding of the teeth in sleep. Still clenching though. No talking in sleep.
Aversion to being touched is better. More snuggling and lets people give him a hug.
Constipation is better. Hard stool every day, but only takes 5 minutes to go. No pain.
Stomach pain, fulness and distension is much better.
Now eating apples, which he hated before the remedy. Desire for sweets is less.
Kali carbonicum 200c in water once a day.
November 29, 2004
Mom says he’ s a lot better. 60 % in general. More focused, playing with toys, drawing by himself, screams at times, but will cooperate much more now at school.
Sleep is better, falling to sleep sooner, 45 minutes, was 3-4 hours before. Less nightmares, no grinding of teeth
Constipation 100% better.
Repeats words much less. Sexual obsessions 80% better, hardly ever.
Fear of dark much better.
Mom says,” Like a different child!”
Continue Kali Carbonicum 200c in water once a day.
January 11, 2005
” Pretty good. Better every day” Better concentration. Follows instructions. Acts up on purpose to get attention instead of uncontrollable outbursts. Can get him to do things. More and more a little boy you can talk to.
If he misses the medicine for 3 days ( mother is away a lot ) he gets worse in general. His school says he’s doing a lot better.
Constipation is much better, stools still large, but no pain and passes in 1 to 3 minutes.
Still 2 hrs to fall asleep. No nightmares. Last 2 nights up at 3 am.
Still touches his genitals but will stop when asked.
Screaming is better, will talk less loud if asked. Not as interested in blue dog toy. Fear of dark and shadows is better.
Good appetite. No fits if refused something. More variety in what he wants.
Over all doing pretty well. Others see it too.
Kali carb. 1M once a day. Call if any aggravation. Check back in 3 weeks.
January 12, 2005 (next day)
Was told by mother that she realized that the pharmacy had sent her Calcarea Carbonica 200c instead of Kali carbonicum!  So he’s been on Calc c since November 8, 2004!
Very nervous last 2 days. Has a “tick” wiping his mouth with his hand and sucking in saliva over and over.
The mother didn’t seem as positive about his progress in general today!
Told her to give Kali carbonicum 30c again until the 200c arrives. Myabe he”ll need Calc c later.
January 28, 2005
Not a lot of progress. Not as obstinate. Has had a cold and sinus infection.
Constipated again, 2-3 days between stools, which are larger. Appetite low, losing weight. Desire for eggs and yogurt.
Very nervous at school, new strict teacher.
The “tick” is gone.
[Was on Kali c 30c since Jan 12.]  Kali Carbonicum 200c in water once a day.
February 17, 2005
” A lot better!”
Appetite increased. Asks for seconds.
Constipation better but still slow and stool a bit large. Every other day, was better awhile back.
More focused, people notice a difference in him.
Continue Kali Carbonicum 200c once aday.
March 17, 2005
“Really well!”
Growing up. Getting dressed himself. Can play by himself. Still repeats things over and over. And repetitive playing. Trying hard at school, teachers say night and day difference.
Eating well, Hasn’t gained weight . Taller.
Stool still large, every other day. Slight pain. Only take 5 minutes.
Sleep is much better. Can get to sleep with out mom and to sleep in 30 minutes. Still afraid of shadows, but better. Much less anxious.
Increase Kali Carbonicum 200c to twice a day.
March 28, 2005
Mother called to report the he’d been “off the wall” for the last week.
Hyper aggressive, uncontrollable, cranky, saying NO! like in the past. He has a cold. She gave a combination remedy for the cold.
Stopped the remedy for 5 days. Call if no better after that time.
April 19, 2005
Relapsed badly after stopping the remedy. All behavior worse. Then after a few days some improvement.
Kali Carbonicum 200c once a day. Check back in 7 days.

 April 27, 2005

Slightly better maybe. Missed the remedy 2x in the seven days. Decided to wait 7 more days and if no better start on Kali Carbonicum LM 0/1.
May 4, 2005
Not eating much, getting thinner, repeating things a lot, sexual behavior back.
Kali carbonicum LM 0/1 once a day.
May 28, 2005
General improvement. Better focus. Appetite good. Constipation gone, regular BM.
Still repeats himself when he wants something and doesn’t get it. Very clingy towards the mother. Waking 2 or 3 times in the night for the last week.
Continue remedy.
July 5, 2005
“More calm, better in general.” Still worse around too many people but not as bad as in past.
Can’t sleep, hard to fall asleep.
Appetite less.
Constipation 80% better. No large stools. 5 minutes to pass.
Wetting the bed. Sleeps too deep. Wakes once at night, 3 times a week, only when mom is at home.
Pulling at genitals, says “Genitals!” and “Poop! ” a lot.
School reports observing a night and day difference in him from 1 year ago.
Stomach pain when hungry. Feels full quickly.
Had fever and bronchitis for 2 weeks. Behavior was worse after fever.
Kali C LM /0/2 Once a day.
July 7, 2005
Still fixates on things, gets upset if everything isn’t a certain way.
Continue same.
August 22, 2005
Improving. More focused. Moving up to kindergarten class. Giving hugs and kisses to family on his own. Likes to be cuddled now.
Sent Kali Carbonicum LM 0/3 to continue once a day.
September 26, 2005
Mother said he was doing well. More articulate. Asks real questions about everything. Gets upset occasionally and has tantrums, but MUCH shorter and she can reason with him now, no way before. He’s enjoying school. Invents his own games and picks up after himself. She reckons 80% improvement over the boy he was when we started treatment.
Continue Kali Carb LM 0/3 once a day.
November 17, 2005
Mother didn’t contact me until he’d been without medicine for 2 weeks. He was becoming more nervous and off the wall. I sent her Kali c LM 0/4 same dosage.
I had to refer the case at this point due to my ill health. So I don’t know what happened after this.
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This is an interesting case on a lot of levels. Firstly, the initial choice of remedy, and then the mix up with the prescription. E.N. having been trained in the Kent methodology, continued with the case and prescription obtaining good results. I took a quick run through the symptom picture at various stages, and think I would have changed along the way to address certain aspects of presenting symptoms. The case does however show the efficacy of homoeopathic medicine when covering the essential symptoms.

 

The Therapeutic Pocket Book part 1/2

01Vladimir Polony and Gary Weaver spent a number of years working on the various books, repertories and Materia Medicae of the OpenRep Synopsis computer program.

Using their respective skill sets, nearly 4 years of work was inputted solely to the Therapeutic Pocket Book of Boenninhausen. It was never the intention to rewrite the book, more to correct any errors. In the event, it became obvious that we needed to correct so many errors of translation in English, that it was easier to re do the whole translation.  Along the way, we corrected wrongly attributed remedies to rubrics and some incorrectly assigned values between the original handwritten printers copy and the first printed edition.

We do not consider the work as anything else other than an accurate facsimile of the ORIGINAL Boenninghausen Therapeutische Taschenbuch, corrected and translated carefully into English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. (German is the original language and included).

Vladimir and Gary worked with the English translation for 8 months after completion of the translation in the clinic individually and together, correcting minor errors of translation and comprehension  before collating the work for inclusion in the OpenRep SYNOPSIS program. As a German speaker, Vladimir compared the English rubric to the German rubric in every selection of symptom chosen for each case, and in this way, we ensured that the meaning was identical in intent.

Another problem that arose is one associated with the passage of time. Words used in the 1800s had different meaning compared with today. Language development and medical descriptors have changed considerably. This entailed the use of 1800s medical dictionaries and a careful observation of both the words used, knowledge of the symptom/disease state as understood in the 1800s, and comprehension of the modern understanding of terminology today.

To this end, P&W took pains to ensure that the words used by Boenninghausen conveyed HIS meaning and understanding, and where necessary P&W have added the modern comprehension in brackets so as to aid in the fullness of repertorial analysis.

Every rubric is allocated an ID number. The ID is used in all languages for the corresponding rubric. So rubric ID 1232 is the same in German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and English.

If an English speaking practitioner sends a case to a practitioner in Spain, he can send just the (autosave function included in the program) example: rubric numbers: 31;121;2367;790; and the Spanish practitioner can copy the numbers in the search bar and bring up the case rubrics IN SPANISH on his or her machine.

This is just one of the features of the program.

An in depth look at WHY the T.P.B. is the repertorial work of choice in a later article.

Symptoms and using the Repertory.

Firstly, this brief overview is not for people of the Sankaran or Scholten school of thought. This website is solely for the real practitioners of homoeopathic medicine as defined by Samuel Hahnemann and enlarged upon over his lifetime in his writings. The repertorial work here is based on the 125 remedies contained within the 1846 edition of the Therapeutic Pocket Book, authored by Boenninghausen and approved by Hahnemann. The methodology can be adapted to use with any Repertory, however the accuracy of the Repertory you choose must be checked against the Materia Medica, For the honest and accurately observing practitioner, this will exclude most, if not ALL modern Repertories due to the inherent, uncorrected and false entries placed within its pages. More is not always better where health is concerned.

It is not within the scope of this article to discuss the merits or pitfalls of only having 125 medicines to work with. Suffice it to say that for those that use the Therapeutic Pocket Book, it is a very rare occasion that a case necessitates the use of a medicine outside of its contained medicines for evaluation.

It is also not in the remit of these brief notes to explain the Organon directives for case taking. For those wishing to discuss the whole methodology, we offer training courses over one or two days in the UK for groups of 10 or more.

Case example:

16 year old female, not yet started regular menses. Had intermittent flow of an hours duration perhaps 3 times in 2 years, presented in the clinic with a cough. No obvious causation. Spontaneous cough, would come and go. Patient was under stress with high volume schoolwork.

Patient came home from school yesterday after a concert. Mother observed child was glassy eyed, irritable, and mild redness of throat. Gave a dose of Belladonna. No change. I was consulted later that evening via SKYPE for advice.

SX presented. Cough.  Bitter taste. A white coated tongue. Irritable mood. Cough increased when lying down. The patient reported in passing that she had a brown vaginal discharge for the last 2 weeks.

These are Symptoms. What is the importance of each?

Cough. as a symptom, complete rubric,  in the T.P.B. has 121 medicines listed.

Bitter taste has 123 medicines listed.

Aggravated from lying down has 124 medicines listed.

Irritability has 62 medicines listed.

Tongue coated has 85 medicines listed.

If you look at each of the rubrics individually, and then collectively, it does not help. At least not on the information collected from observation, and from the patient. Its pretty useless as far as a prescribing case goes. Its a Cough. The modalities do not differentiate enough to choose a medicine. There are 50 remedies in the Materia Medica that cover the case.

Now Hahnemann in the Organon:

§ 6 Fifth Edition
“The unprejudiced observer – well aware of the futility of transcendental speculations which can receive no confirmation from experience – be his powers of penetration ever so great, takes note of nothing in every individual disease, except the changes in the health of the body and of the mind (morbid phenomena, accidents, symptoms) which can be perceived externally by means of the senses; that is to say, he notices only the deviations from the former healthy state of the now diseased individual, which are felt by the patient himself, remarked by those around him and observed by the physician. All these perceptible signs represent the disease in its whole extent, that is, together they form the true and only conceivable portrait of the disease.”

He writes clearly that the true picture of the disease is the observation of the signs and symptoms that have CHANGED. He did not say, that the signs and symptoms of the know pathology of a process, he said that the perceptible signs represent the disease in its whole extent, that is, together they form the true and only conceivable portrait of the disease.

So this means, that a composite picture of a DISEASE STATE, might include symptoms that are present, and appear to have no relationship with a known disorder.

As an observer of disorder, it is important to look at situations and symptoms EXACTLY as they are. I saw that the symptom, of recent origin, that prevailed, was a discharge, brown in colour from the vagina. Can I ignore it? Not really. This is a young girl who has not yet established her natural cycle, and thus her hormonal regulation is not fully functioning. It is a symptom, an expression of her body that is observable. It is fairly recent. On top of that, she now has developed a cough.

It is not for me to speculate regarding hormonal interaction, or indeed IF the discharge is related to the cough. It is for me to note that a clear alteration to her normal state is present. I HAVE to take it into account.

In adding this concomitant Symptom to the disease picture, The Therapeutic pocket book pointed me to one remedy that covered all the symptoms of the case.

This combination of expressed symptoms, albeit, apparently, not related to each other in allopathic terms, would be the totality of the disease.

One dose of 0/1 was administered to the coughing patient, and immediately, with 30 seconds, the coughing ceased. The patient was able to lie down and go to sleep. In the morning the patient awoke, had a mild cough, and was given another dose of the Nitric Acid upon which all coughing ceased. The patient was instructed to repeat the dose in the evening. All irritability is gone and the patient feels a lot more rested and like her old self.

Having used the SYNOPSIS and the T.P.B exclusively for a few years, and having a knowledge how the system works, in my analysis of this case, I only looked at the SX of leucorrhea brown. It has 2 medicines. I knew that Ammonium Muriaticum did not have a coated tongue in its symptom production. As stated, the other symptoms are general symptoms of a cough. Repertorization took no more than 70 seconds including a brief check in the Materia Medica.

For those of us that practice medicine the Hahnemannian way, these cases do not involve hours of questioning. The entire episode took no more than 10 minutes. Chronic cases in the main take only 40 -60 minutes if the directions of Hahnemann are followed accurately.

Unfortunately, the profession of Homoeopathy, in the Western world no longer exists in the schools and colleges, due to the establishment of guru like worship of self professed leaders. Time will prove them incorrect. Sadly for those seeking treatment, the chances of getting proper professional homoeopathic help are receding by the day.

G. W.

 

 

Flu Shot reaction

Patient, Male, early 50’s, had a flu shot in the UK in early October 2012. One week after the shot, mild vertigo, back ache, headache, recurring mildly from time to time. Had a flare up of a respiratory disorder and a “heavy cold’.  Patient suffers from  cigarette induced COPD and is taking steroids and bronchial dilators. Has not smoked for 8 years.

Went on holiday to hot country at end of October for 1 week. Came home, resumed his occupation as transport driver. Took 4 days off work due to another “heavy cold” and respiratory difficulties.

On 25th November, started to feel unwell and slowly developed another “heavy cold”. Missed two days of work, then resumed work but did not feel well and then went into a full blown influenza type picture.

I saw the patient on 30th November.

Patient complained of:

Frontal headache, temples to upper forehead.

Was chilled easily at change of temperature, would shiver and shake.

Lumbar area backaches, sometimes in legs.

Vertigo rising from seat, a mild unsteadiness.

Felt hot, no perspiration.

I heard a very upper chest cough, loose with no expectoration.

I asked the patient if he was experiencing anything else. He said he was just feeling like his bones were sore, not much, but just not right.

My personal observation of this patient that he was unusually mild in manner, whereas his normal mood is bantering and cutting and quite critical at times.

As I had some very specific symptoms, I ran a few physical checks and diagnosed to all intent and purposes, Influenza. My concern was to keep his airways clear so went to the Repertory (SYNOPSIS P & W Therapeutic pocket book by Boenninghausen) and put in the following SX.

(Click on picture to enlarge)

 

I have found through my career, that it is the key symptoms, as expressed by the patient, that represent the whole modality(ies) of the illness, AND represent the main symptoms produced by a remedy, are the ones to keep in view. This remains a constant even if the production of the modality in a medicine is NOT particularly in the same location as the patient is expressing the disorder. However, in this case, it became obvious that the medicine that covered the influenza was one of three.

All three remedies covered the rest of the case. The back, the vertigo the headache, there was nothing to distinguish between them. I asked for more details and none were to be had. At this point, the door opened and someone came in to give me details of the physical tests, and I noticed that the draft from the door, made the patient shiver. The draft was not colder than the room we were in, just the intake of fanned air from the heater in the corridor.

I made the choice for Rhus Toxidendron 0/1 potency. I gave the patient enough for 5 doses to be taken 1 dose an hour.

I was informed that the patients head ache increased that evening, and was restless. I instructed the patient go to bed and expect to get hot and even perspire some. In the event, the patient burst into perspiration for two hours, and then fell asleep and slept the whole night through. The next morning declared himself 90% better. although still a little weak and tired, and went off to work his driving job. I will now concentrate on his chronic respiratory ailment and run a few tests to see what the actual reality of diagnosis should be, and then evaluate what can be done for him homoeopathically.

 

 

 

 

A case of flu with chronic ear infection

A case from Vera Resnick D.Hom med.(I.H.M.)

 

Disclaimer:  this is a case from my clinic, but details have been changed in order to preserve the anonymity of the patient.

Several years ago, a 55 year-old woman came to me for treatment.  She had come to Israel on vacation, but a sudden sharp bout of flu was ruining her holiday.

It turned out that in addition to the flu, she had an underlying weakness.  As a child she had had very invasive treatments on her left ear, which left her without an eardrum.  Her eardrum had been surgically built up, but due to chronic infections in the ear, the surgery had been repeated several times over the years.

So the first question:  what to treat – the flu or the ear problem?

The ear problem constitutes an underlying weakness – as I have seen many times in my practice, treatment for acute almost always leads into treatment of chronic underlying issues.  At the time the patient came to me, the presenting symptoms were those of the acute, but symptoms of the chronic were also present.  I treated the presenting symptoms, but it was clear to me that I was treating the chronic, not just the acute.

She caught the flu from someone else, but it got much worse after an accidental shower in cold water.   She had a high fever, very low vitality, and a clear, itching discharge from the left ear.   Cold aggravates for this patient.  She had no appetite, and had a barking cough which caused a burning sensation in her chest.  The cough was dry, no expectoration.

I repertorized using basic marked symptoms in the case:

 

 

 

 

 

The repertorization narrowed the symptoms down to the following group:

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On reading the provings, and especially comparing Causticum and Mercury, I decided to go with Mercury LM1, once daily for 3 days.  After 3 days, the patient reported that she felt almost completely better, was coughing less at night, had much less burning pain during the cough and that her general vitality was much improved.  She was producing more phlegm, and was experiencing clear coryza.  Although a little pale, she was much improved.  In addition, she still had a very slight ear discharge at night.  The improvement continued and I felt there was no need to repeat the remedy.

The patient then went abroad, and contacted me several years later for a different issue.  She reported that she had experienced very occasional mild repeated occurrences of the ear infection, and had treated herself with Merc LM1 each time which had resolved the symptoms.

I feel it is important to note several aspects of this case:

1.  Chronic/Acute:  Although we often find out about underlying chronic weaknesses while examining the patient, if no symptoms are presenting we cannot use them in repertorisation.  We would not be building an accurate picture that can be used for the sweep through material medica to find a simillimum.  However, in cases where there is such a weakness, it is rare that the remedy emerging for the acute does not demonstrate some aspects of the chronic disease in its proving.

2.  I was surprised that she turned to homoeopathy at all.  It turned out that she had been treated by a homoeopath prior to her visit, for the ear infections.   The “homoeopath” had been alternating Sulphur 12C and Aurum 12C on a weekly basis.    The “homoeopath” was “very nice”, and “trying very hard”, but the results were negligible.

Hahnemann was very definite when he stated that the homoeopathic principle is the basic principle of healing.  I like to refer to this as “the default”.  Hahnemann said that where healing has taken place, it is certain that the homoeopathic principle of “like cures like” is involved – even if utilized without deliberate intent.  If case-taking is correctly carried out, and repertorization is made of clear, central, certain symptoms, the remedies found through this process to reflect the disease picture in proving symptoms will be those that can trigger the healing default mechanism, that of “like cures like”.

Lyme Disease

Female patient, White, age 42. Southern State of USA presented with Lyme Disease.

The patient was fairly advanced in the development of the pathology. After thorough physical examination, a detailed case taking ensued to find the appropriate homoeopathic remedy.

Patient, a school teacher was normally full of energy and worked long hours and enjoyed interactive stimulation. She now was completely devoid of energy, lethargic, irritable, complained of joint pains, like having been “run over by a dump truck and the bones squeezed hard”.

Patient had a rash with spots on her face and chest which looked blue. Complained of internal prickling like pins and needles in her arms and legs which she could not scratch. During our conversation, she complained that drinks did not pick her up and nothing in the food line made her feel revived or better. Some depression and sadness over the condition.

Using the P & W Repertory, the patients case was evaluated.

Combining this with the physical results, the patient was prescribed Phos LM 0/1 daily for 3 weeks.

From the first dose, the patient began to sleep better. Over the course of a week, the skin rash/spots started to clear. The joint pains intensified for 3 days then diminished. Her irritability became less.

During the follow up, as things were still improving, I continued her on the 0/1 daily. 2 months later on a follow up, blood tests were taken and everything was showing normal. I continued her on the 0/1 for another month until her weakness disappeared completely then stopped the medicine.

The patient was discharged.

Vaccine madness: New mumps jab cultured from dog kidneys linked to canine allergies

By Jonathan Benson

An unlicensed vaccine being quietly shipped into the U.K. from the Czech Republic is sparking controversy as it may be linked to causing severe allergic reactions. Medi-Mumps, a single mumps vaccine cultured from dog kidney cells, is being touted by some as an alternative to the controversial combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, but others have major concerns about both its source and its potential for triggering severe canine allergies.

Christina England from VacTruth.com reports that Medi-Mumps will be available in private U.K. health clinics beginning in June, and that it is intended for children that are allergic to eggs — many vaccines are produced using eggs cultures — and for children whose parents are opposed to MMR. Though not officially approved for use, Medi-Mumps will be an option for parents who request it as part of a single vaccine regimen of immunization.

But children with dog allergies will still have to steer clear of the Medi-Mumps vaccine, which could trigger the same type of severe allergic reactions that a typical egg-cultured vaccine sometimes triggers in children with egg allergies. In fact, based on egg-cultured vaccines’ reputation of potentially triggering new egg allergies, it is likely that the dog-based vaccine will also trigger new canine allergies in some children.

Is Medi-Mumps just a repackaged version of the now-banned Pavivac mumps vaccine?
Back in 2002, the Committee on the Safety of Medicines, an independent U.K. advisory committee that evaluates the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines, rejected a single mumps vaccine known as Pavivac because of serious safety concerns. Just like Medi-Mumps, Pavivac was made from dog kidney cells in the Czech Republic, but was considered potentially hazardous with not enough evidence to back up claims that it was safe and effective.

Now it appears as though Pavivac has simply been repackaged and rebranded as Medi-Mumps, which similarly lacks proper safety data showing that it is effective with minimal risk. And yet parents opting for single vaccines for their children will likely be presented with Medi-Mumps as a viable alternative to MMR, even though it could cause the very same harm as MMR.

Ethical and moral issues involved with making vaccines out of dogs
That creating vaccines with dog kidneys is even considered valid medical practice by anyone is heinous enough, let alone the safety issues presented by their use. Using chicken eggs to culture vaccines is one thing, as no animal has to die in order to make this happen. But dogs presumably have to be bred and killed in order to have their kidneys harvested for the creation of Medi-Mumps vaccines.

Parents’ best bet at this point is to avoid both the Medi-Mumps and MMR vaccines for the safety of their children. Neither vaccine has been proven safe or effective, and both are linked to potentially irreversible side effects.

Giardiasis

2010 Florida

Female patient age 27  presented with Giardia in the form of the following symptoms.

General feeling of malaise and intense weakness..

Diarrhoea, watery, frequent, unpleasant smelling and fast spluttery discharge. Abominal cramps after eating. A noted symptom was that the patient could no longer drink her customary hot or iced tea as it made the cramps and diarrhoea worse.

Causation was unknown, except had a brief sexual relationship with a male with anal sex involved 3 to 4 weeks previously.

Lab test confirmed Giardia lamblia parasite.

A look in the P & W Therapeutic Pocket book suggested two remedies to look at for comparison. China and Veratrum. After careful analysis, China was selected as it fitted more closely with the patients state.

 

The patient was given one dose of the China 0/1 in the office, and told to take another two doses that same day, and then take one dose a day for 4 days when I would see her again.

Follow up. 5 days later. Cramps gone, evacuations was just one watery stool a day…still weak but not feeling unwell. Prescribed 1 dose of sulphur 0/1 daily for three days. On follow up patient was clear of all symptoms but still a little weak. continued sulphur 0/1 for 7 days.

Patient was discharged on follow up.

 

Chronic case solved.

Patient, Male age 31, presented to me in 2008 complaining of Reflux.

After full local examination and sight of his medical tests, I took a full homoeopathic history. Patient had started with reflux in 2001 after taking up sidecar racing. Within 3 months of starting, he was experiencing full reflux with semi solid regurgitation.

At the start of the new season for racing in 2008, he was experiencing pain in his testicles, and the actual scrotum itself after each race. Another symptom expressed was that after racing, if he ate anything, he would immediately fall into a heavy sleep. This did not happen if he abstained from food.

In considering the facts of the case, it was established that the aggravation for the reflux and also the testicular and scrotum pain, was from the bouncing motion of the race on graveled roads. The sleep/eating issue again only happened after a race.

I repertorized it this way.. Using jarring as the causation for all the issues.

In reading the Materia Medica, I could see the similarity to Arnica from the provings. I prescribed 0/1 daily for 3 weeks. During the follow up, it was noted that the sleep issue had resolved. I moved the patient to 0/2 for another 3 weeks. There was a reduction in the pain and in the reflux occurence,  so I continued the patient on 0/2 for another 2 months. When he presented after the 8 weeks all symptoms had resolved.