Dr. Ramkrishnan has extensive experience in the homeopathic treatment of cancer. He has treated over 7000 cases of cancer. He describes himself a strict Kentian homeopath. However, when he used the classical methods, his results with cancer patients were usually poor. He has developed a new approach, which has brought him much greater success. In all other diseases, he remains a pure, single remedy, single dose prescriber, but in cancer he uses multiple remedies in alteration, frequent repetition of dose, and a special method of plussing.
Dr. A. U. Ramakrishnan presented a seminar in Berne in June 2003. These are excerpts from Josef – Karl Graspeutner’s seminar notes.
Philosophy about the treatment of cancer
According to AUR, not only the genetic susceptibility and environmental influences (smoking, chemical injuries), but also the inner environment of the patient (inner and intellectual pollution, emotional shocks, sorrow, suppressed anger …) is of special importance in the analysis of cases of cancer. So the inner process of the patient must be understood and accompanied with the understanding pf the external factors.
In the homoeopathic therapy of cancer the first aim is stopping of the tumour growth. For this reason both tumour and organ-specific remedies are given. Here one should be conscious of the fact, that the actual cure of the patient and to attain control over the tumour are two different processes. For the cure to be successful, not only the suitable constitutional remedy is needed, but the patient must have knowledge about his inner self and must attain an inner balance, so that homeopathy can start working successfully.
For Dr. Ramakrishnan, a central approach for a successful cure is that the patient should be internally relaxed, calm and happy. Dr. Ramakrishnan always tries to find out how his patients will get happiness, in order to create a internal positive potential, enabling them to support their healing processes actively.
Apart from this, it is of exceptional importance that all doubts should be kept away from the patient by the therapist’s intellectual strength and conviction. Absolute certainty in the choice of the remedy is one of the qualifications, that a therapist has to meet. The right assessment of the parameters of progress, which can be managed only with much experience, is another prerequisite for a successful case.
In every single case, the homoeopath has to try to understand the nature and the life of the patient. As a rule, several appointments are necessary for this, because it is a quite difficult process for many of the patients to completely open themselves to another person in one session.
Prevention, healing, offering protection with homoeopathy
A patient, who mentions cases of cancer in his family history, should be treated preventively with homoeopathy and a constant eye should be kept on his susceptibility and vitality when such a petient comes for homeopathic treatment of any other problem.
Homeopathic prevention in post-treatment
Dr. Ramakrishnan notices that in India, the recurrence rate of cancer is higher with patients who are treated exclusively with conventional methods, than with patients who are treated exclusively or complementarily with homeopathy. Dr. AUR advises that homeopathy medicines should not be given along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These treatment will interfere with the homeopathy protocol and will make it less effective. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy is being given then homeopathy medicines should be given in the intermittent period.
The Split method
This method is used by Dr. Ramakrishnan in his cancer therapy. For example, he prescribes Aurum metallicum C200 (which he, as a rule, prefers to the C30) in a certain case, and he lets the patient take it four times a day. Three globules at a time – in the morning after getting up, half an hour before lunch, half an hour before dinner and once again before going to bed. This dose is given only for a single day, and then it is left to work. The effective time is judged by the therapist’s own experience and by the change in the picture of complaints of the patient.
The Split method also is used by Dr. Ramakrishnan in acute cases: For example, during an acute asthmatic attack, acute colics etc, he first prescribes a remedy to be taken every three or five minutes (e.g. Mag phos. D6, 3 globules pure every 5 minutes). If the remedy helps, it is discontinued.
If the same remedy is given again and again without modifying it, then one can get proving symptoms. For this reason the plussing method is used in order to avoid an aggravation. AUR says that the cancer system should be bombarded with the frequent administration of medicine. By changing the dose, the remedy is tolerated better by the body.
First week: Take 3 globules of the prescribed remedy and dissolve them in eleven teaspoons of water, and stir it strongly. Take a spoon of this mixture once every 15 minutes and repeat this ten times. Save a spoonful of the mixture for the next day. The next day, the dilution will be further diluted by adding another ten spoonfuls of water. Save a spoonful of the dilution for the next day again …. you repeat this procedure for the whole week. During the following weeks of treatment you proceed according to the same principle.
Second week: Take three pills of the remedy prescribed for the second week and dissolve in eleven teaspoons of water. Take one spoonful every fifteen minutes and repeat it ten times. Proceed in like manner during the third and fourth week of treatment.
The following shall be achieved by this method:
The same remedy will not always be repeated in same dilution or potency.
A medicine being modified (diluted/potentised) steadily does not irritate the organism very strongly, but it helps however, in bringing the ‘fire’ under control. Diluting the three globules over and over again over a period of one week permits a real bombardment on the tumour.
During the approximately 2.5 hours of the administration of the remedy, no solid food should be taken, only water and fruit juices. Dr. Ramakrishnan does not permit coffee, alcoholic drinks and tea during the treatment. Everything which seems medicinal should be avoided.
With respect to coffee, a deep fear prevails with most homoeopaths. We (AUR & team) found out that there was not any difference between patients who drink coffee and those who do not. If a body is used to a certain way of life, our remedies still seem to have the effects expected. However, it is better for the cancer patients not to further weaken their neuro-immune system.
PS: Never again use the bottle after a week of treatment!
For students of Kentian homeopathy it is unusual that two remedies are prescribed alternately. The reason for such a procedure in these cases, is that no time remains to give the constitutional remedies for long periods, like 8 or 9 months. The Nosode together with the constitutional or organ-specific medicine obviously has a better effect, as compared to all other methods that Dr. Ramakrishnan has tried out.
With cancer, it is always a run against the time. Cancer cases are usually multilayered and very complex, the constitutional medicine often no longer recognizable easily. Many side effects are caused by the tumour itself.
Samuel Hahnemann, wrote in a letter to Julius SpinÃ¤di on May 15th, 1833, that one can give two remedies alternately with a corresponding interval in between. That does not mean that one may mix or simultaneously apply these remedies together.
For the Plussing method, the C30, C200 and 1M have proved themselves most useful for Dr. Ramakrishnan. For quite young, fresh and small tumours, the split method with C30 or C200 is suited best, used once a week with four applications daily.
For the treatment of different stages of cancer:
Precancerous : To work preventively, you treat according to the method of classical homoeopathy of Kent or according to the Split method. However, think of the Nosode too, so that the constitutional medicine may act better.
Stage I-II : The Plussing method is recommended here, as long as the tumour is not older than three or four weeks. You give the constitutional/tumour/organ-specific remedy during the first week, and in the second week the Nosode. Regular blood tests and examinations must be carried out to make remedy changes on time. The tumour has to be brought under control as soon as possible.
Small nodes : Always get them surgically removed if possible. Immediately do surgery if affected lymph nodes are present and give further treatment homoeopathically for at least four years.
Stage III-IV : The primary lesions are inoperable, organs and lymph nodes are affected. Here chemotherapy and radiotherapy become necessary with simultaneous homoeopathic treatment, in order to minimise the side effects of the conventional treatment and to support the dynamic strength of the patient. This way the immune system is also supported.
After the tumour has got considerably smaller and if constitutional symptoms are still obvious, the constitutionally suitable remedy is given by Dr. Ramakrishnan. In this manner, the healing process is supported further.