Clinical Cases

The Fascinating Uses for Homeopathic Zinc

Zincum metallicum 30C was administered for another week and the power of the remedy inspired Michael’s natural healing ability that faded the rash away. Was it placebo? Of course not! How could a baby be influenced by such? Is this anecdotal? Indeed! However, it has also been clinically observed for the last two hundred and more years that Zincum metallicum offers consistent results for these kinds of pathologies in hospitals, clinics, private practices. . . and in the homes of intelligent moms.

Dr. Hahnemann observed these results when he proved this remedy using double blind methodology back in the early 1800s. The likes of Dr. James Kent also observed the same in Chicago in the 1920s as did Dr. Roger Morrison in 2000 and other physicians who have documented such findings. But what is most significant in this case is that the Connors family witnessed their baby return to whole health once more.

Like all stories, a satisfying end must be played out. This one has a dramatic epilogue. Approximately eight months later, Michael began convulsing during sleep again. It wasn’t as severe as before, but his mother noted the disease had most certainly returned. She promptly contacted her homeopath. Knowing that someone who has been aided by Zincum metallicum in the past is susceptible to easily suppressed symptoms, the first question asked was if there had been any skin eruptions, such as diaper rash or such. “Yes,” recalled Mrs. Connors. “But it’s better now that….oh, no!” This is when she remembered that her mother-in-law had been visiting at the time the diaper rash returned and had been applying the ointment again! The timeline of events coursed through her mind at warp speed: skin eruption followed by application of ointment followed by suppression of symptoms followed by latent, more serious illness.

Once again Zincum metallicum 30C was employed. This time it was three weeks before the benefits were accrued. As the neurological disease abated, like a finely tuned clock, the eruption reappeared. Then, that too died away. Sigh. I know what you’re thinking. “Throw out the damned ointment!” That’s what I say, too, minus the expletive.

About the author

Joette Calabrese

Joette Calabrese

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA) has been a homeopathic consultant since 1997. She began her studies in classical homeopathy in 1986 and completed her five-year degree with the North American Homeopathic Master Clinician Course and the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathy in Toronto. She has studied with Lou Kline (Vancouver), Jeremy Sherr (London), Jan Scholten (Netherlands), Andre Saine (Montreal), Richard Moskowitz, MD (California) and Dr. A.U. Ramakrishnan (India). Ms. Calabrese writes a column, The Homeopathy Journal, in the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation as well as her own weekly blog, at and a bi-monthly newsletter, HomeopathyWorks. She is also a regular contributing bloggist to Liberation Wellness and Village Green Network. She is certified by NASH and the CHC. She is a tutor for the British Institute of Homeopathy, a professional associate with PrasantaBanerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Calcutta, India, a professional presenter at the National Center of Homeopathy’s Annual Meetings, a member of (NASH) and the CHC. Visit her at

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