Homeopathy is a wonderful science. Our medicines work with vital force, the supreme curative energy. I am not fully aware of the pathology of cancer, but know that the vital force can cure cancer without harming the other tissues. I have seen so many times the patient who has been told that he has only two or three weeks of life left. I have kept him going for months or years without any agony or distress. I am able to extend his life, if I am not able to cure him in terms of medical science. I always explain to the relatives of the patient that I will do my best under the circumstance. There is no guarantee for the cure from the medical science point of view. I will treat, he will cure.
It is always easy to handle the cases at the first or second stages. But it is unfortunate that the patient come to us only when other system of medicines have refused further treatment as hopeless and advises the relatives to take the patient home and pray to God or the patient has gone under radiation and chemotherapy and waits for the secondary or metastasis to other vital organ of the body. But still I am positive with the homoeopathic medicine that I will be able to extend the life of the patient.
According to homeopathy following are the general causes:
General causes of cancer as per Homeopathy:
There is ample evidence to prove that malignancy is due to one or more of following causes:
- Consumption of over-salted food i.e. excess of sodium salts in the body.
- The deficiency of potassium salt in the body.
- The deficiency of oxygen in the body.
- Continuous pressure at a particular point of the body such as lips by chain smoking or cheeks due to continuous chewing paan etc.
- The use of excess allopathic drugs.
- Worrying, brooding and depressed state of mind. The emotional disturbances of mind.
- Working under polluted atmosphere.
- Alcoholism etc.
- Sedentary way of life.
Cancer is not a local disease. It is a constitutional disease, which manifests itself in local form. Moreover we have no patent medicine for the same. We have to select the medicine on the totality of the symptoms. There are two types of tumors:
Benign: It does not grow rapidly. It remains encapsulated at the local area and does not infiltrate. It is not harmful to the host. It only creates pressure around at the locality.
Malignant: They have rapid growth. There is tendency to infiltrate and spread. They have tendency to ulcerate. The malignant tumours are harmful to the host, producing wasting and anemia.
Diagnosis as per Homeopathy:
(1)Marked increase of leucocytes.
(2)Deficiency of red cell.
(3)A marked excess of carbonates.
(4)A marked deficiency of chlorides and phosphates.
(5)A deficiency of potassium ions
(6)A marked increase of sodium ions.
We have to treat the cancer patient individually as suffering constitutionally. We have to divide our treatment in to:
(1)Constitutional medicines on totality of symptoms.
(2)Local medicine on totality of symptoms.
(3)Drainage medicine on the totality of symptoms.
(4)To stop the things which increase carbonate and sodium ions in blood and to remove the deficiency of potassium and phosphates we have to cut salt and salt products from the diet and increase potassium products. Encourage the patient to sit in open air in the morning under the rising Sun.
To remove the deficiency use bio-chemic salts, we should add:
(1)Calc phos 6X 3 grains
(2)Ferrum phos 6X 3 grains
(3)Kali Mur 3X 5 grains
(4)Kali phos 3X 5 grain
(5)Kali Sulph 3X 3 grain
(6)Condurango Q or 3x to detoxifying agent of sodium ions.
(7)A doze of Adrenalin IM is also useful for detoxifying of sodium ions, if adrenalin gland is over active.
(8)Viscum alb Q is capable to stop the spread of or evolution or multiplication of cancer cells.
Drainage and canalization:
To remove the toxic effect of tobacco:
(1)For excess nausea and vomiting – Ipec
(2)Bad effects – Ars alb
(3)Nux vom – for morning smoking
(4)For palpitation and sexual weakness – Phos
(5)Hiccough – Ign
(6)Toothache – Clematis or Plantago
(7)Sepia – for right side of facial neuralgia, dyspepsia,
(8)Lyco – for impotency, spasm and cold sweat
(9)Caladium – modify the craving for tobacco and correct the tobacco heart
(10)Gelsemium – for occipital headache and vertigo.
(11)Tabacum IM or 10M – for craving
(12)Mixture of Calc Phos 3X and Nat Mur 6X – for tobacco craving
(13)Coffea 1M or 10M – for detoxifying of coffee
(14)Quercus spiritus glandum Q or Nux vom – for detoxification of Alcohol.
(15)For emotional shock, depression, anxiety – Gels, Ign, Nux vom, Arg nit.
(16)Skin dark patch after eczema – Berb vul
(17)For salt retention use – Nat Mur 200, 1M or 10M.
As a general rule, for hypo function use low potency in 3X or 6X of the gland and for hyper action use high potency of the same. Suppose there is hyper action of adrenal gland to retention sodium salt use high 200 or IM of Adrenalin, when the patient is weak demineralised use 3x or 6x of Adrenalin. The high potency is used in plus doses three times a day
Selection of medicines on locality.
Berb vul – burning sensation at the region of kidney
Cantharis – unbearable pain in urethra with constant desire to pass urine
Formica rufa – urinary trouble with rheumatism and abundant urine at night.
Sarsaparilla – pain at the end of urination
Solidago – hepatic and kidney troubles scanty and dark urine, constipation, distention
Carduus – bitter taste in mouth tendency to haemorrhage and nausea
Chelidonium – pain extends to right scapula.
China – distention of abdomen with bitter taste
Conium – injury to deep muscles
Solidago – hepatic and kidney troubles scanty and dark urine, constipation, distention
Taraxacum – tongue patchy with dark area.
Cholestrinum – liver remedy and gall bladder remedy. Burning pain in sides, while walking he holds his hand on sides.
Phytolacca – right sided hard tumours, ear pain, indurations of glands.
Scrofularia nodosa – Enlarged glands, Hodgkin’s disease, has affinity for breast tumours, valuable in skin disease with lymph gland enlargement.
Cistus – neck and pharynx
Asteria rub – indurations of breast and sub-maxillary glands
Conium – injury to
Scrofularia Nodo – Enlarge lymph glands, has affinity of breast tumours
Hydrastis – thick and yellowish discharge, ulceration
Sedum acre or Sedum repens – anal fissures, repens acts on abdomen organs.
Gelsimium – emotional shock with tremor
Arnica – for exhaustion and fatigue
Ignatia – emotional shock
Platina – mental and physical symptoms alternates, feels superior and looks down upon others.
Chimaphilla – cannot urinate without keeping legs apart.
Hura braz – Skin feels hide bound, sensation of constriction and burning
Ruta – difficult to expel stool
Scrofularia – bleeding and painful hemorrhoids.
Ceanothus – pain in left hypochondria.
Quercus Glandium Spiritus
Condurango – burning pain in abdomen, cracks in corner of mouth
Ornithogaum – pain in stomach radiates to legs and thorax; sour vomiting
Petrolium – dry skin and cracked skin < winter
Sedum acre – fissures
Thuja – aversion to onions
Plumbum – progressive paralysis of limbs with lack of sensation, weakness and loss of weight.
Crataegus – with heart
Pulsatilla – sympotoms changeable
Rhus tox – stiffness
Helonias – conscious of womb
Thlaspi bursa – past excess bleeding with coagulated blood.
Sempervivum – for ulceration of mouth
Thuja 6, Lachesis, Iodium, Silicia, Lycopodium, Sulphur, Sepia, Petroleum, Calcareas, Kalis, Natrums, Carbo veg, Carbo animal, Graphites, Causticum, Arsenic alb, Phosphorus, Mercuris, Nux vom, Nitric acid, Ignatia
Iodium is complementary to Thuja. Pt is debilitated, wastes rapidly.
Silicia is related to Thuja and Iodium. Cicatrical degeneration, hypersensitive.
Remedies for cancer pain
Ars alb and Nit acid
Apis 30 prickles as if hot needles> cold
Arnica breast injury see conium
Bryonia > rest, <exertion, Rhododendron < wet and rainy season, Rhus tox. >exertion
Euphorbium pustular ulceration with burning.
Mag phos > heat
Ruta deep pain
Ova testa, Condurango, Graphites, Hepar, Hydrangea, Lyco, Merc, Merc iod, Nit acid, oxalic acid for pains,
Tumour remedies based on locality
Calc sil, (emaciation, sensitive to cold) Lapis alb soft tumours, Slag for cracks at rectum,
Baryta carb , Aurum met, Aurum Mur Nat, Plum Iod, indurated scirrhous non-wasting form
Selenium is indicated for prostatitis and sexual atone, great debility worse in heat: Causticum for the ulcerative stage, rheumatic, affinity for muscles and fibrous tissue aggravated cold, upper part of the body, particularly vocal cord and muscles of deglutition.
Calcs particularly Calc Flour connective tissue and glands
Osseous tissue Sil, Aurum and Ruta, Symphytum
Cinnabaris 6 and thuja 6 in alteration for the cancer of face.
Thuja for polypus type of tumours.
Epithelioma:Carbo an, Phos
Tongue: Kali cyan, Sempervivum, Galium ap