OBJECTIVE: To establish the positive role of Homoeopathy in curing surgical diseases like uterine fibroid and ovarian cyst through homoeopathic medicine at the general practice in Allahabad India.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The well-proven Homeopathic medicines were selected on the basis of principles of homeopathy to the patients of uterine fibroid and ovarian cyst during the period of 1996 to 2004. The patients were assessed on the basis of changes in the symptoms during the period of 3-4 months and Ultrasound done after that to assess the size of fibroid.
RESULTS: Statistical Data of patients cured by us 1996-2004:
No. Of Patients entered – 123
No. Of patients who followed the protocol – 100
No. Of patients which improved – 85
No. Of patients with complete removal of fibroid – 48
No. Of patients whose size reduced but no complete removal – 20
Success rate Cure-48%
Rate of Response to Homoeopathy- 85%
CONCLUSIONS: Homeopathy is becoming increasingly popular throughout the entire world. Now it is time to prove to the world what homeopathy can offer in surgical diseases. Homeopathic medicines cannot take the place of surgery but can be of great help to the patients who do not want to go for surgery or cannot be operated upon due to various medical reasons. It is also ideal for underdeveloped and developing countries where financial factors play a major role in deciding the options for treatment.
Miss Savita, age 38 yrs. Case no. 176-31
U.S.G. dated- 11.5.04 – Adnexae – Left adnexae show well-defined, cystic lesion with internal low level echoes, size measures 3.2 cm. Right is visualized. Normal
Pain in lower abdomen – 2-3 month old. Neuralgic pain extending to chest, pulsating pain -increases and decreases gradually worse ascending, lifting weight, jar.
Better by rest, passing flatus, rubbing.
Menses, early 8-10 days, last 10-12 days.
Menses dark maroon coloured with small clots.
Before menses –
Pain in abdomen -increases and decreases gradually better by rubbing aggravated by cold. Pain in abdomen accompanied by swelling in abdomen.
Pain in abdomen with swelling.
Intense pain for a day before menses ceases.
Wart on axilla & back.
Burning in right lower abdomen > cold washing.
Leucorrhoea after menses – thick /thin, white like starch during urination.
Appetite- Normal likes salty things.
Urine – dirty colour, foul smelling.
Stool – Normal
Dream of relatives especially father & mother
Temperament – Increased anger – suppressed, mental tension, grief, weeps easily, nervous, like to be alone, think too much.
Extreme hot & cold.
Typhoid – 4-6 yrs back and 5/6 yr of Age. – Allopathic Treatment.
Had fall – 6-7 years back – 2 times
Eczema on leg – black – wet, sticky discharge aggravated by salty thing relieved by cold washing, cold air – Allopathic treatment.
Gland on back
Family history –
Mother-dead- Liver cancer
Analysis of the case-
After taking the case history of the patient we came to the conclusion that there are two things which has to be brought in control: first they are the pain & second, early – prolonged menses.
Symptoms used for first prescription-
1.Menses, profuse last 10 days, dark maroon coloured, clotted.
2.Pain in abdomen better by rubbing (Lotus Materia Medica by Robin Murphy Page-1111, Medorrhinum, Modalities- better hard rubbing).
3.Father diabetic & mother died of liver cancer.
4.Fibroids are sycotic in nature.
Medorrhinum 200 was given on 15.7.2004 two doses at 15minute interval followed by another two doses at 15 minute interval the next week.
First follow up –
The patient came on 31.7.2004 and reported improvement in bleeding & pain, the same medicine was continued as stated above, accompanied by sack-lack four times a day. Since there was improvement in pain as well as bleeding, Pulsatilla was not given.
Second follow up-
Patient came on 24.10.2004 with profuse bleeding of fresh blood & great weakness.
THUJA 200 two dose was given followed by CHINA 30 every 3hours for four days.
Third follow up –
Patient came on 28.7.2004 and said she is feeling ok, Medorrhinum 1000 was given two doses at 15 minute intervals every fifteen days.
Fourth follow up –
Patient came on 8.1.2005 with the sensation of a ball in the lower abdomen, SEPIA 200 was given (Lotous materia medica by Robin Murphy, ND page 1597; Sensations as of a ball in inner parts)
Second U.S.G. – DT-8.1.2005- Normal scan.
The treatment was continued for another two month to remove the chance of reformation.
Mrs. Uma Singh Case no 282-30 –
U.S.G. dt. 30.09.2003 Uterine Fibromyoma.
Uterus – Enlarged (98 x 48 mm) with large hypo-echoic area near the fundus of the uterus having mixed echogenicity and large defined margins.
Married for past 3yrs no issue.
No Pain during menses.
Menses – delayed – 1-1½ months last one day – Excessive bleeding.
Gastric complaint -Increased eructation.
Intercourse much painful.
Palpitation < after eating
Bleeding Piles – First blood
Leucorrhoea – thick, white, sticky; profuse.
Appetite – Decreased – little fills up abdomen.
Thirst – Normal
Stool – sometimes hard – first part knotted then soft
Urine – Normal
Sheep – Normal
Temperament – Anger – suppressed, weeps easily.
Malaria – 1-2 times
Father – dead- No serious disease
Mother -alive-No serious disease
Analysis of the case –
As we all know that fibroids are sycotic in nature & as there was no special menstrual symptoms to prescribe upon so we decided to start the case with indicated antisycotic medicine followed by medicine indicated by generalities, as there was no family history or past history of the patient to influence the prescription.
Symptoms for first prescription-
1.Menses -delayed – 1- 1 ½ month – last one day – with excessive bleeding of fresh blood.
2.Bleeding piles of fresh red blood (sycotic miasm)
3.Palpitation worse eating after (Kent’s repertory- page- 875- Chest: Palpitation; eating after -thuja grade-1)
4.Appetite – little fills up abdomen (Lycopodium)
5.Stool first part hard knotted, difficult to pass (Lycopodium)
6.Intercourse much painful (vagina very sensitive preventing sex- Thuja- Robin Murphy materia medica)
Thuja 200 was given on 22.10.2003 two doses at fifteen minutes interval followed by Lycopodium 200 the next week.
First follow up –
Patient came on 7.11.2003 with improvement in appetite, stool and menstrual bleeding (dark red blood followed by normal bleeding) so the same medicine was repeated as stated above.
Second follow up-
Patient came on 6.2.2004 with pain in lower abdomen – pain increases suddenly and decreases gradually; pain relieved by movement, cold application, movement and the patient was Thirst less. Pulsatilla 200 was given two doses at 15 minutes interval, which relieved the pain.
Third follow up-
Patient came on 14.2.2004 with 90% reduction in pain so Pulsatilla 200 was repeated again, two doses at 15minutes interval.
Fourth follow up –
Patient came on 3.3.2004 with constipation first part hard, difficult & knotted, so Lycopodium 200 was given two doses at 15 minutes interval followed by Pulsatilla 200 the next week.
Second U.S.G. -DT-25.3.2004 Uterus is anteverted . No focal myometrial lesion is visualized. Cavity appears normal in size- 7.3*3.8cm.
Impression – Normal scan.
Fifth follow up-
Patient came on 31.3.2004 with normal U.S.G report as stated above. The treatment was continued till 16.7.2004 with Pulsatilla 1000 two doses at 15 minutes interval followed by Thuja 1000 the next week.
(Note- It is advisable to give high potency of the indicated medicine or of the indicated anti miasmatic medicine before closing the treatment to prevent the reoccurrence of the disease)
Mrs. Vimma, case no. 396-31
AGE- 30 YRS
U.S.G. – A 3.45*2.15 cm fundal mass is seen? fibroid.
Present Complaints –
Menses irregular – 1-2 days.
Clots – sometimes – dark blood with liquid blood – last 5 days.
Before menses –
Pain – 2-3 days before the start of menses -pain increases and decreases gradually, > warmth, passing flatus, pressure, rubbing.
Gastric complaint > passing flatus.
During menses –
After menses –
Pain decreases gradually.
Pain in lower back.
Appetite – normal
Thirst – less
Stool – not clear, first part hard.
Urine – normal
Sleep – normal
Temperament – nervous, weeks easily, thinks too much
Extreme hot & cold
No history of any serious disease.
Analysis of the case-
After taking the case history of the patient we came to the conclusion that there are enough valuable menstrual symptoms to prescribe upon, so we started the case from the medicine indicated by the menstrual symptoms.
Symptoms used for first prescription –
1.Menses changeable in appearance (Kent’s repertory, page 725, Genitalia-Female: Menses; changeable in appearance- PULSATILA grade-3)
2.Menses dark clotted last 5 days (Kent’s repertory, page725, Genitalia-Female: Menses; clotted- dark – Lycopodium, Pulsatilla grade-2 )
3.Pain appears suddenly and disappears gradually (Kent’s Repertory, page1377, Generalities: Pain; appears suddenly-disappears gradually- Pulsatilla grade-2).
4.Thirstless (Kent’s repertory, page 530, Stomach-Thirstless- PULSATILLA grade-3)
First prescription –
Pulsatilla 200 was given on 16.10.2004 two doses at 15 minute intervals.