Cured case of Ulcerative colitis

Miss J, 20 years of age, a 2nd year MBBS student, presented in March ‘97 with bloody diarrhea with mucus for last 2 years.She had been investigated and her reports were as follows:

Sigmoidoscopy – mucosa shows severe hyperemia, granularity and friability. Suggested of grade III ulcerative colitis. Biopsy – compatible with ulcerative colitis.

She was treated with Mesacol and steroids, which gave dramatic results to begin with, but relief never lasted. Even after 2 years of medication, she was still suffering and in feb’97 repeat colonoscopy (done till caecum ) showed grade III colitis; biopsy was consistent with acute on chronic Ulcerative colitis.

This became a source of great worry to the parents and herself and they decided to seek homoeopathic help.

She used to pass loose stools with bright blood and mucus up to 10 times a day. The most intense suffering was the tenesmus and burning in rectum and anus.This was a great hindrance to her studies. She was repeatedly probed for some stress factor, as this is often a precipitating factor for this condition, but time and again it drew a blank. Guided by nothing but pathology, I started her on Terebinth 3x (A remedy that I have used with lasting benefits).

With no promising results being  shown by the other systems, they decided to stick to the treatment and there was considerable relief by the end of 3 months.

Terebinth was continued intermittently for 2 yrs and she became asymptomatic by the end of ’99. Investigations were repeated in august 2000.

12.8.2000 –

colonoscopy –till 25 cm from anal verge, slightly edematous mucosa. Rest of mucosa till caecum is normal.

Biopsy –histological changes are non specific. There is no evidence of ulcerative colitis.

 

She completed her M.D and is now a pediatrician, practicing in Delhi (2013) free of the disease.[Long follow-up to claim a full homoeopathic cure]

Conclusion:

Ulcerative colitis often presents with common symptoms. Individualizing or precipitating symptoms often lack. I was using Terebinth  successfully in cases of urinary tract inflammation, and while going through the literature I found Terebinth has a selective affinity for bleeding mucus surfaces. Diarrhoea, watery, bloody stool. Enterocolitis with haemorrhage and ulceration of bowels, burning and sensation of heat, epithelial degeneration.

The successful treatment of this case was a guiding light for me and several other cases with paucity of symptoms were cured completely with this remedy, proving the efficacy of Terebinth as a pathological similimum.

In homoeopathy, a remedy cannot be called nosological specific, however, as stated above, It can be a drug of choice. I chose this case for the reason that selecting constitutional and miasmatic remedy is often taught, but in cases where the symptoms are too less the homeopath is at a loss regarding what to do. I hope this case will shed some light.

 

About the author

Kamal Kansal

Kamal Kansal

Dr. Kamal Kansal is a Homoeopathic Physician and a leading Classical homeopath in India, with over 35 years of his clinical practice in Delhi.Graduated in 1977 from Delhi prestigious Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College with merit,was the first House physician,served Govt.of Delhi as homoeopathic physician for 16 years.He is ardent student of Homeopathy practices clinical Homoeopathy. He is well known in the world of Homeopathy. He has contributed to many homoeopathic journals has authored 22 books in homoeopathic literature.

10 Comments

  • It is a pleasant surprise to see your article on hypathy. I very much remember your lectures given at SDHA and and many other organizations. Your valuable articles in many journals, and your contributions in many seminars.
    I am at present in Australia. Please send me your e’ mail address and telephone no. through the private message through hypathy.

    Regarding your case, kindly let me know, whether Terebinthinae in 30C potency, will be as effective as in 3X potency in old and chronic cases.

    Best regards.

    dr. P N Mehra

  • Homeopathy works where Allopathy fails. What a nice and good case. Please give more of your cases every month . We are very much interested to read your vast numbers of cases. it will be a great learning experience for all of us.

  • Thank you very much for your hint with Terebintha, because up till now it was only Tyler who mentioned Terenbinth as a useful remedy for Col.ulc. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  • DEAR DR,
    I STUDIED IN NEHRU HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE, DELHI IN 1969. AT THAT TIME MOSTLY ALLOPATHY QUALIFIED DR USED TO TEACH US EXCEPT, ORGANON,MATERIA MEDICA AND REPERTORY. THERE WERE NO GOVT JOBS IN HOMEOPATHY. I HAD TO TAKE ITS PRACTICE IN TEMPLE IN EVENING COMPLETELY FREE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR IMPORTANT BOOKS
    THANKS
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  • Dear Dr. Kamal Kansal

    Thank you for sharing your priceless observation with your colleagues on hpathy. Would you please tell us if you continue with Terebinth 3x or increase the potency? Did you use solid or liquid forms? How did you select Terebinth ? Would you please tell us the main rubrics?

    Kind Regards,

    Dr.Sadeghi

  • Yes, I too would like to know if you incresed the potency of Terebinth, and whether you used pills or liquid form.

    Sincerely,
    Melvin Coleman, CHHP

  • Sir,
    THANKS FOR SHARING THE INFORMATION ON YOUR SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS.WE EXPECT MORE SUCH SUCCESS STORIES FROM YOU SIR.

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