Date of consultation: 1/8/2001
Mr. D. M., 82-year-old man, staying at Gulf country, referred to me by a well-known Radiologist (Patient is the father-in-law of the radiologist), came with the complaint of complete paralysis of the left leg. Before me he was seen by a neurologist, who suggested I.C.C.U. admission and intra thecal steroid injection.
Doctor decided to give him homoeopathic medicine and he called me. The following is an extract of the interview:
Case has been edited for brevity.
D: Tell me about your complaint /about yourself?
P: My body is a product of 82 years. But still it works in harmony. What I mean is my mind, body and soul are still together. But the only problem is my leg. Now I can’t stand, or walk because of this.
Previously I had a body like a military man. Doctor I will tell you one thing, sound body is sound mind.
D: Tell more about yourself?
P: I had sugar problem, now it is in control. Now there is slight increase in the size of my abdomen, previously everything was in harmony.
D: Tell more about yourself?
P: My father died when I was five years old. I was independent since then. Also doctor, my urine is not coming in force.
D: What else about you?
P: Now doctor you ask and I will answer all your questions.
D: Tell more about this sound body and sound mind?
P: When you are ill, your mind and body are separated, and they don’t work in a single unit. Your mind is not stable.
D: Tell more about your physical problems?
P: I don’t know why I have developed this physical problem. Doctor my body is just an instrument not me. It is a house not me, it is a temple not me. What your mind experiences, your body experiences the same. When both are together, you are in a deep state of meditation. There is unity of all things. Your body suffers when there is no connection with the supreme i.e. soul.
D: What do you mean when you say, my body is just an instrument not me. It is a house not me?
P: It is just one part of me. Complete me is the unity of mind, body and the soul.
D: Tell more about this?
P: I want to do some sort of magic so that all poverty in the world goes away. I have studied Ramayana, Kuran, Geeta, Budhism.
By this age I have done my responsibility. Now I want to do something for human beings. According to me whole universe is one.
(Whole universe should be one.)
D: What do you mean when you say, that the whole universe is one?
P: My only aim is no illness, no difficulties. Everyone is disturbed; no one has real understanding of life. There is total fear in everyone.
D: What fear does everyone have?
P: fear of loneliness. Everyone feels that they are not connected with everyone. They are scared that any one can attack them at any time and finish them. If everyone has one understanding, one goal then there is no problem. No fear at all.
[Feeling of being attacked if one becomes lonely]
D: Tell me what do you want to do in your life?
P: I want to explain myself that the mind, body and soul work in unity. Then I want to tell my family, then my village. I want to go to all villages and explain to everyone about life, food, truth and god, but because of diabetes I can’t go. Then (I want to explain to) the whole of India and the whole world.
D: What do you want to explain to them?
P: That there is no fear of loneliness, if you know that there is one god, one universe.
(You notice two opposites i.e. loneliness and unity. If there is unity then there is no loneliness.)
D: Tell more about it?
P: I want to make a united world, like how we have the United States Of America.
D: Explain in detail?
P: There will be one government, there will be one God, and there will be one universe. What we call in Sanskrit, “Vasudev Kutumbh“.
Which means everything is one everything is united. Whole universe is filled with god. You can’t see God, can’t smell him, can’t speak with him, and yet he is present everywhere. There is no place without God.
D: Explain to me more; you are doing it very well.
P: Fighting occurs because of the words ‘me’ and ‘myself’. This ‘me’ and ‘myself’ divides me from the rest of the world. When you remove this then you are like the ocean. No difference anywhere. Only human beings hoard money, nobody else hoards money. Then they have the fear of robbery.
[When you remove ‘me and ‘myself’, then there is no boundary, its like an ocean. What we understand is, he wants unity and oneness everywhere like the ocean water.]
I have been to India, Britain, and USA, but not in communist countries like Russia.
D: What is the reason for not going to a communist country?
P: Just like that.
D: Tell about a communist country?
P: A country where there is no power, no king, everyone has the same standard. There is no unity amongst them.
D: What can happen if there is no unity?
P: There will be fighting, kidnapping, there will be total destruction. The whole world will be destroyed. There will be total loneliness. When there is difference between you and the world, the whole world will be totally destroyed.
[Destruction and loneliness: if there is no unity, there will be differences between people. Opposite of unity for the patient is loneliness; fear of loneliness must be the main symptom of the patient.]
Your name and fame is destroying you. Just drop your name and shape, and you will be like the ocean, nothing but one.
D: Tell about your childhood?
P: [Patient started talking about his sons] I have five sons all are married. One is in Oman, one is in Australia, one is in Britain, one in America. So you can see my family is spread everywhere. I have started the message of oneness through my family.
(Also in family he talks about oneness.)
D: Any Dreams?
P: My dreams come true but I don’t remember my dreams.
If you close the eyes of young child who is just born, then he will remain child throughout his life, even if he is 82 years old.
[Feeling like a child is also a very important symptom of Hydrogen. He spoke this without any reason and prompting. This therefore becomes important in prescribing totality.]
D: What’s the worst that will happen if unity isn’t there?
P: Then the sufferings of human beings will increase, like what happened in communist country. There will be revolution, communists will come and destroy the whole world.
[If there is no unity then whole world will be destroyed.]
P: nothing specific.
P: I like to drink water, loving to drink water at regular intervals.
D: What is the saddest moment of your life?
P: When my wife died, the feeling was as if everything had suddenly gone. It was like a shock. She was not ill at all and died in fraction of a second. I felt completely lonely. You feel as if part of you has gone.
[Again feeling of loneliness came with wife’s death, as if a part of him has gone. Shock speaks of the acute miasm]
D: Any particular fears?
P: Everything depends on time and space. Like if tiger comes in front of you, your reaction will be to jump out of the window.
[This speaks of the acute miasm]
Lt. Leg: Power of hip flexor was zero, Knee extension and flexion was 2+, SLR-zero
Rt. Leg: normal power.
Vesicular eruption on the whole left leg.
Understanding of the case:
First thing that came up in the case was sound mind is sound body. When asked about it he says, “When you are ill, your mind and body are separated, and they don’t work as single unit“. What we understand is when mind and body are separated; he can’t work in single unit. Issue of separation and unity is important for him. Our next aim is whether this issue is present on all levels. Further he says, “When both are together, you are in a deep state of meditation. There is unity of all things. Your body suffers when there is no connection with the supreme i.e. soul.” So according to him, you are in deep state of meditation when there is unity of all things. According to him the whole universe is one. We can understand that the theme of oneness is coming in the case. When there is no oneness there is a “fear of loneliness. Everyone feels that they are not connected with everyone“. This is the opposite of oneness in the case.
He wants a world where there is one god, one country, one universe etc. He says, “That there is no fear of loneliness, if you know that there is one god, one universe”. He explains this with the Sanskrit word “Vasudev Kutumbh“. And if this is not there, then there is total destruction. He further explains, “Your name and fame is destroying you, just drop your name and shape, and you will be like ocean, nothing but one“.
Regarding wife’s death he says, “It was like a shock. She was not ill at all and died in fraction of a second. I felt completely lonely. You feel as if part of you has gone“. This speaks of both the acute miasm and the loneliness.
Regarding fears he says, “Everything depends on time and space. Like if tiger comes in front of you, your reaction will be to jump out of the window”. This speaks of the acute miasm.
Rubrics selected for the case:
Delusions, imaginations: separated: world, from the, that he is.
Forsaken feeling: isolation, sensation of.
Being one: desire to be one
Desire to be one: totally, forever
One whole: wholism
Not being one: isolation
Being alone: impersonal
Initiative to exist: conception
Desire to be one: symbiosis
Desire to be one: exhaustion
Loneliness through being separated.
Hydrogen 1M/one dose
No change. Power of leg is still zero. Sensation decreased in affected leg.
Plan: Hydrogen1M/One dose was given
Able to stand on his leg. But walking is still difficult; patient is able to move his leg horizontally from hip joint. Eruption on leg is improving. Swelling on leg is 80% better.
Plan: SL was given
Patient started walking.
O/E- power of hip flexor is still zero. Power of knee flexor and extensor improved. Eruption completely disappeared. Swelling on leg completely reduced.
Got dream of being a child and playing with his grand children.
Plan: SL was given.
Hip flexor improved.
O/E- SLR- 60
Power, hip 3+
Says walks for one our everyday.
Plan: SL was given.
Much better, now I have no problem at all.
D: How are you overall?
P: Much better, going to Oman after two days. My leg is all right, now I can walk for 2 hours with no problems. No eruption on the leg.
D: How is your health otherwise?
P: Nothing is wrong with me. Now I have understood the meaning of the life.
D: Explain this little bit?
P: There can’t be only happiness in the world. If there is happiness, there will be pain in the world. On one side there is good people and on the other side there is bad people. When Mahavira, Buddha could not make the world one, who am I? In this world both will exist equally, whatever you do. Pain and pleasure is part of life. Oneness or separation is part of life, you have to accept whatever comes in your life.
D: How are you energy wise?
P: Energy wise much better, I feel active all the time. Weakness related to age is there, but much better.
P: Okay no problem with it.
SLR: – Normal in both the legs.
Power is normal in both legs.
Plan: SL was given
Dr. Dinesh Chauhan
SWASTHYA HOMOEOPATHIC CLINIC
106, Dinar Building, 1st floor, 20- station road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai- 54. Maharastra. India.