Passive Case Witnessing Problem

It’s a case of a 6 year old girl who consulted me on 18/12/08.

The very first peculiar thing we observe about the child is …she enters the consulting room holding mothers hand tightly.

M: She has made a drawing for you.

(Child’s sibling is also our patient. Every time when this child used to accompany her sister, she would draw and now also she has got the following drawings. This itself shows us the child’s intense connection with her subconscious through this form of art.)

M: She does not have any health problem as such but I wanted to start treatment for her overall development.

PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        Tell me what’s happening to you..? Can I send your mother out?

P: No.

OBSERVATION: Clings tightly to her mother.

D:        Okay, tell me what’s your name?

P: OBSERVATION: Sitting in mothers lap with her hands around mother’s neck. N……P……

D:        Tell me more about you?

P: PAUSE

OBSERVATION: Smiles and clings more to the mother.

D:        Tell me what are your interest and hobbies? What you like to do?

P: I like to swim, like to draw, I like running…playing.

D:        Wow! What else?

P: I like to play on the computer, like to watch TV.

OBSERVATION: Now she removes her hand from the mother’s neck and sits leaning on the table, yet she is in her mothers lap.

D:        What else you like to do?

P: Like to go to school.

D:        Very nice, very nice you are talking?

M: You sit on the chair and talk to the doctor.

P: OBSERVATION; child sits on a chair next to the mother but still holding her arm.

As the mother starts to leave the room, the child jumps off the chair, starts crying and goes and hugs the mother, and goes out with her.)

(The mother comes in with her after some time but now the child sits on the chair and mother on the sofa behind her.)

D:        OK, so tell me what else you like to do?

P: I’ll like to play – go on a slide. Like to read books.

D:        Very nice. You are speaking so well. What else you like to do?

P: Like to dance… then I like to play, then I do homework.

OBSERVATION: Looks behind towards the  mother.

ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        And what are you scared of?

P: Scared of lions, tigers…

D:        What else?

P: Bhoot.

The mother had some work and she had to go out of the room. Immediately the child said no.

D:        You are speaking so well. Just talk with me and your mother will come in 2 minutes.

P: No…no…(OBSERVATION: She gets up and clings to mother and starts crying)

D:        OK you don’t talk, but can you draw till your mom comes back?

(She sits on the chair and starts drawing.)

(Since she was not ready to communicate even after so much of encouragement and the fact that at the beginning she had brought drawings, we ask her to draw.)

OBSERVATION: She covers the paper with the hand and also draws at one lower section of the page.)

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: This is my sister & me, & this is my father and my brother.

D:        And what is this?

P: A heart.

ACTIVE – ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS…

D:        What is this heart doing here?

P: I love heart so I drew it.

D:        Earlier also you drew hearts. What about this heart you love?

P: I love heart like that only.

D:        Heart with arrows what does this mean?

P: Looking into the drawing. (PAUSE)

D:        What are you all doing?

P: We all are looking at the heart and thinking what is it.

D:        What does the heart mean?

P: I don’t know.

D:        You like drawing heart huh. When do you draw it?

P: In school. In my drawing class. I draw heart and stars and one day I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.

D:        In this drawing who is having the flower? (We spotted a flower in the drawing she had made.)

P: My sister- she is just holding it.

D:        She is going to give it to someone or what?

P: Me.

D:        And heart will go to whom.

P: To my brother and father.

D:        Why?

P: Like that only.

D:        Like that only. OK… Would you like to draw something more for me?

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: A drawing.

D:        Of what?

P: Drawing of a garden. This is me and my brother.

D:        What are you both doing here?

P: We have come here to play.

D:        What are you playing?

P: Running and catching.

D:        What is this?

P: Flowers.

D:        Which flower are they?

P: This is flower, this rose and…this …this is pink flower.

D:        Draw one more thing for me?

P: OBSERVATION:  She draws human figures and then joins all of them together.

D:        Wow! What is this? I don’t know what it is.

P: My family.

D:        What’s your family doing here?

P: Ring-a-ring-a-roses.

D:        Ring-a-ring-a-roses. What’s that?

P: I don’t know.

D:        Whom you like the most in your family?

P: My mom.

D:        What about mom you like the most.

P: (PAUSE)

D:        You like or your sister likes?

P: I like more.

D:        What else?

P: (PAUSE)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA – FEAR

D:        What are you scared the most.

P: Lion and tiger.

D:        What about them scares you the most?

P: Because lion crawls and eat us.

D:        What else do they do.

P: Smiles.

D:        You said previously that you are also scared of ghost. What about them scares you?

P: (PAUSE) … I saw the movie called Road side Romeo. (This is a bollywood movie)

(Here when we ask her about fears, she herself goes to the area of movies, so we become active- active to explore this area.)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA -MOVIES

D:        What is there in that movie?

P: There’s a dog, many dogs but 1 dog’s name is Romeo.

D:        Go on?

P: There is a girl called Leila and she loved…. and that dog he loved Leila..

D:        I don’t know what they do? Love means what?

P: I don’t know.

D:        What about the movie do you like the most?

P: I like Leila.

D:        What about Leila you like?

P: (PAUSE)

OBSERVATION: leans on the table and hides mouth behind both palms.

D:        Which other movies you like?

P: Romeo & Jaane tu… (It’s a Bollywood romantic movie.)

D:        And what is there in that movie Jaane tu…?

P: I forget.

D:        Anything else about you.

P: Nods no.

D:        So you like all movies with love/

P: Nods Yes.

D:        What about it you like?

P: I don’t know… because nice things happen.

D:        What?

P: Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

D:        Anything else.

P: No.

Child goes out and comes back with another drawing along with the mother.

MOTHER’S OBSERVATION OF THE CHILD

She is very affectionate child.  She will go and give big hugs even to strangers. She is very fond of her younger brother and she will make him understand things by saying you can win this or that and she lets him win. Actually she is friendly with anybody and everybody.

END OF THE CASE

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UNDERSTANDING OF THE CASE

OU OF PLACE/ OUT OF ORDER

Passive case witnessing process

Verbally the child didn’t speak anything peculiar but our observations regarding the child were very peculiar…

• Her clinging.
• Sitting in the mother’s lap.
• Holding mother tightly.
• Holding her hand while talking.
• Hugging the mother.

Active case witnessing process

• Clings to mother as she tries to go out of the room.
• Covering the paper with hand while drawing.
• A heart.

Active-Active case witnessing process

• I love heart .
• I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.
• Drawing of a garden
• Flowers.
• Draws human figures and then joins all of them together.
• Too much family attachment.
• Ring-a-ring-a-roses.
• That dog he loved Laila Leila
• Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS/CENTRE/ESSENCE OF THE CASE

• Love, attachment and togetherness.
• Love for heart.

This is very evident from her body language and all her drawings. Also this further gets confirmed from the mother’s observation of the child.

WHICH KINGDOM?

• Pure sensitivity seen.
• Drawings of garden, flowers.

This clearly points to the PLANT KINGDOM.

WHICH FAMILY?

This tremendous attachment to the mother, togetherness of the family, hugging and clinginess, love for hearts is very suggestive of the MALVALES family.

WHICH MIASM?

We observed that whenever she draws she covers the paper with her hand. This gives a hint of the SYCOTIC MIASM.

WHICH REMEDY?

The remedy from the Malvales family with Sycotic miasm running in the centre is TILIA EUROPA. BUT in the case we observed that along with the general theme of the Malvales family, the child’s focus was “Heart”. So when a further inquisitive search was made keeping focus on the “Heart” interestingly we found out a remedy TILIA CORDATA which also belongs to the same family where the leaves of the tree are heart shaped.
Thus the remedy given was TILIA CORDATA.

WHICH POTENCY?

At the end of Passive case witnessing process, verbally the child seemed to be at the ‘Name and Fact’ level but the peculiar body language which we didn’t understand initially and which got connected later on with the whole phenomenon, represented the child’s complete altered energy pattern. Thus the child (non-verbally) vibrated at the Delusion level. Therefore the potency given was 1M, single dose.

A follow up drawing

END OF THE CASE

Homeopathy for Asthma



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Symptoms and cause of asthma. Homeopathic remedies are very commonly used to treat asthma. Find more information on homeopathy treatment for asthma.

What is Asthma?

Cure and Treatment of Asthma. Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy for asthma cure.Asthma is a chronic disorder in which there is inflammation of the bronchial tubes with prominent eosinophil infiltration causing variable airflow obstruction. It affects the airway that carries air to and from our lungs. Swelling and inflammation makes the airway extremely sensitive to irritation and increases susceptibility to an allergic reaction. As inflammation causes the airway to become narrower, less air can pass through them both to and from lungs. The condition is clinically characterized by variable cough, chest tightness and wheeze.

Physiologically asthma is a complex cascade of conditions and interactions that lead to acute airflow obstruction, increased mucus production, bronchial hyper responsiveness, and airway inflammation. Each of these interactions and their manifestations can be slightly different depending on the individual and can even vary in severity in the same individual due to their internal physiological environment and external factors. It is these physiologic interactions that result in the wheezing and breathing difficulties that the individual experiences and we call asthma.

“The clinical characteristics of asthma are defined as the occurrence of symptoms and the presence of airway obstruction, inflammation, and hyper responsiveness”.

(Margaret A. Clark; Asthma: A clinician’s Guide 2010; 15-16)

Symptoms of Asthma

Difficult breathing (dyspnoea) which produces shortness of breath, with or without tightness in the chest (a feeling of pressure on the chest), is caused by the narrowing of the bronchi and bronchioles. In young children who are unable to express what they feel, parents may sometimes notice fast breathing and “retractions” (the chest being sucked in as the child inhales).

Whistling sounds, or wheezing, may occur because of the decreased size of the bronchi.

Coughing can be severe. In some asthmatic patients, it is the main and sometimes the only symptom. Typically, the coughing occurs mostly at night or early in the morning.

Finally, asthma is often accompanied by bronchial secretions (coughing up mucus and phlegm)

Asthmatic patient do not all experience symptoms in the same way or to the same degree. If asthma is well managed, symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. In severe asthma or when asthma is inadequately treated, symptoms can be continuous.

Symptoms of asthma can be summarized as:

  • Cough
  • Wheeze
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Cyanosis
  • Shallow breathing
  • Feeling of suffocation
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sneezing
  • Anxiety
  • Perspiration
  • Cold extremities
  • Short inspiration
  • Prolonged expiration

What can precipitate an asthma attack?

Finding its causal agent is the single most important step you can take toward controlling your asthma. Unless and until you know exactly what brings on your wheezes, you will have trouble treating them and you will always be troubled with them. A multitude of substance or bodily conditions precipitate asthma attacks. The most important once are:

– Cold or upper respiratory infections, especially in children

– Allergens (dusts, pollens, molds, animal dander, and so on)

– Foods, especially food additives

– Vigorous exercise

– Hyperventilation (fast, shallow breathing often associated with emotional or stressful experience)

– Certain drugs or medication, especially aspirin and ibuprofen (such as Advil and Nuprin)

– Air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, smoke from wood-burning stoves, and the by-products of automotive of industrial combustion like carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and particular matter.

(M. Eric Gershwin, Ed L. Klingelhofer; Asthma: Stop Suffering, Start Living 2001; 66)

Diagnosis of Asthma

Along with medical history and physical examination, diagnosis mainly includes pulmonary function test, chest radiograph, full blood count, skin test, provocation or challenge test, IgE and IgE specific test.

Homeopathy Treatment for Asthma

Homeopathic treatment of asthma – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which a patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat asthma symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient, in an effort to cure asthma. The aim is to cure the patient and not just palliate the symptoms of asthma. For this, patient’s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of asthma and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the symptoms. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of asthma, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of asthma:

Homeopathic Remedies for asthma

Aconite, Kali Carb, Thuja, Natrum Sulph, Belladonna, Ipecac, Aspidosperma, Blatta O, Kali Bi, Kali Phos, Sulphur, Lycopodium, Lachesis, Arsenic Album, Bryonia, Antim Tart, Medorrhinum and many other medicines.

Aconite – excellent  remedy during acute attacks of asthma, which will ease the breathing and cough. Symptoms of dysnoea are often accompanied by marked anxiety, fear and restlessness.

Arsenic alb – Asthma with great anxiety and restlessness, often worse around midnight and lying down, better by sitting up and warm drinks.

Antimonium tart is a good asthma remedy for children and the elderly especially useful when the asthma has been caused by an infection. The cough will have coarse rattling in the chest on both inspiration and expiration. The patient will be worse lying down and at night generally. They may be irritable and want to be left alone.

Ipecac -Asthma patients who suffer from coughing spasms resulting in vomiting or retching. It’s also greatest for asthma that comes with mucus or phlegm within the breathing tubes.

Carbo veg Severe acute attacks of wheezing with significant belching and flatus. Patient feels very weak and may collapse.

Kali carb – this remedy often indicated in asthma, especially when the attack comes at night, after midnight, from 2 to 4 am.

Belladonna – this remedy works when there are violent spasms of asthmatic breathing attended by constriction of chest. Redness of face during acute bout of cough.

Aspidosperma – an effective remedy in asthma with difficult respiration. It is often used as palliative.

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Comments

  1. jaiwanth

    October 1, 2012

    Very help ftreatmentull to moitorer undergoing

  2. Dr H.K.Sigdel

    May 29, 2013

    this program is a very knowledgiouse to help private practisner

  3. Dr.M.Saral

    December 10, 2013

    The information given relating to all medicines for asthma is quite good and helpful .

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