Elaine Treats A High-Profile Client (It could happen!)

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Mom, what are you doing?

Spring cleaning, Shana, you may have heard of it.

Did you know that in Jaipur it’s 105 degrees?

What? Are you crazy? What kind of weather is that? Who can possibly live in a place like that?

Dr. B.

Well, I can’t be expected to clean under such oppressive circumstances…Holy Mahatma Gandhi! Turn on the hose; turn on the fan! Did you say Dr. B???? Just kidding Dr. B, what could be better than Jaipur?!

Mom, we’re not in India.

Well, why didn’t you say so, now I’m soaking wet, and turn the fan off!

Do we have a case for April?

Oh, well sure, now that I’m standing knee-deep in water, we can do my pneumonia case!

Mom, that may take days to develop; so, I suggest in the meantime that you do Mati’s sprained knee. By the way, Mati Fuller actually came to see you?

It could happen!


Hi Elaine,
I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what to take for my knee, which is swollen and stiff at the moment, and has been so for about 2 weeks now. I even had a chiropractor look at it, and he said there was nothing wrong with it. It seems to be getting worse every day.
It happened when I tried to climb down from the scaffolding outside in the cold.

Should homeopaths really be out on scaffolding in the first place? Shana, look up “Delusion, construction worker, is, she, a”!

It’s not here, Mom!

What kind of repertory is this?

It’s the Complete Repertory, Mom, which Roger Van Zandvoort was nice enough to give you, eventhough you dropped a 50 pound weight on his head during the interview!

I gave him Nat-sulph for it, didn’t I?

This is Mati again, helloooooo…. So, I reached for a step with my right foot, and as a result, my left knee bent too much.

Oh my God! An over-bending accident! I hate it when that happens!

Right…. So, by the next day, it was swollen and stiff and feeling bad.
Worse for walking, worse for standing, worse for bending, no pain when walking, just discomfort and tightness. Standing makes it swell more (but it is not a hot swelling). A tight bandage feels good. Feels better in the morning after sleeping, and worse after walking around on a hard concrete floor in the icy cold.

Now I hear cracking inside the knee when I go upstairs.

I’m very chilly. When I go out, I have to wear 3 sweaters + a down jacket!

Last night, I wrapped it in a heating pad. The heat felt great, but it is still swollen and doesn’t feel good.
I did a dose of Arnica when it happened, but didn’t keep it up.
Yesterday, my fingers were too swollen to wear my ring.

What do you suggest?

Mati, I suggest you go to the jewelry store and buy a ring to fit your newly-swollen ring finger, and take __________________30C, three times a day for three days for your injured knee. Put the remedy in water, succuss 5 times before each dose. If you get worse, stop dosing. If you observe a striking improvement, stop dosing. Resume if you start to relapse.

Hi again Elaine,
Yesterday, I stayed away from heat and did a few doses of ______________ as you said. By evening, I thought the swelling had gone down a bit, and this morning, most of the swelling is actually gone! So, I think ___________ is actually the one. And, I wasn’t nearly as chilly yesterday, either. So, I think I’ll stick with _____________ and a bandage for a few more days and see what happens. I can even bend the knee today, which is very good. Thanks for the suggestion.

I’ve been dealing with this dumb knee for about two weeks, and today, it is so much better. Even though it is still a bit swollen, I can actually bend it today, and it feels a lot better.
So, thanks a million!!!


Shana, send Mati a bill for a million dollars.


Now, who knows what the remedy was? Write to me at [email protected] and let me know, the answer will be in the May issue. See ya…..


About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at:
https://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org


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