Clinical Cases

Homeopathic Cure of an Obese Patient

Can homeopathy cure obesity? Read on!

Introduction: Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization as a BMI of over 30 kg/m2. A higher waist to hip ratio, indicating central fat distribution, is commoner in males and is associated with greater health risks, which include Type 2 diabetes mellitus, IHD (ischemic heart disease), dyslipidemia, increased blood pressure, osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints and cancer (breast and bowel).

Psychological aspects of these patients should be considered, because most patients suffer from various mental and psychological problems such as disappointed love, bulimia, different levels of depression, sleep disorders, nightmares, sexual abuse, severe or fastidious parents, psychopathological parents, siblings or relatives.

The majority of cases are not due to specific metabolic disorders. Lifestyle change is key to treatment, to increase energy expenditure and reduce intake. Medication with or without surgery may be considered if the patient fulfills strict criteria. Conditions associated with obesity (Homeopathy Treatment for Obesity) include: genetic (Prader-Willi syndrome, Lawrence-Moon syndrome), hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome and hypothalamic damage (eg. tumor or trauma leads to damage to satiety regions).

Analysis of the patient: A 27 yr old engineer, 1.84 m tall, suffering from obesity and overweight, weighing 140 kg, due to high calorie diet instigated by his parents during his infancy and childhood, and lack of will to stop eating. He visited the author on September 19th 2008. He also complained of decreased self-confidence, early ejaculation, being a workaholic, chronic fatigue syndrome and leg pain while ascending stairs.

– Holistic approach based on homeopathy:

According to the holistic view of homeopathic healing in chronic conditions, a thorough case taking was done considering mental, emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms and characteristics of the patient.

He had suffered from a repeated and stressful nightmare for about 12 years, after a dispute between his parents (which resulted in their separating for 30 months). In the dream, he always found himself standing in his grandfather’s garden alone, fearful and anxious. Then a dog rushed towards him, he got frightened deeply and tried to escape, which forced him to wake up.

The symptoms and characteristics were converted to standard rubrics and repertorized. Thus, Calcarea 30 c was selected as the most similar remedy based on the patient’s condition.

Prescription: One Calcarea 30 c tablet was prescribed and taken by the patient.

Course of treatment: He experienced a mild headache lasting for about ten minutes after taking the remedy. Two weeks later, on October the 3rd, the nightmare had changed to a pleasant dream; He would see himself in the same garden, without any dog rushing towards him. This change ended the stressful dreams and sleep disturbance and lightened him mentally and physically. The author believes this is the 1st step in his overall health and improvement.

Quick ej-aculation started to improve and the bad odor of his perspiration got better, as well. One month later he took calc 30 c in water. After about 2 months of repeating the remedy, he felt an internal calmness and increased energy. At this time he felt more confident, but did not experience any weight loss.

He used to have sub-axillary small and pedunculated filiform warts before taking the remedy, and these warts had enlarged. He was told to stop taking the remedy, and report back.

After about 16 months of taking the first remedy, he was seen again on (28th of Jan 2009) and his case reviewed. Based on his new symptoms, Lachesis was selected to be the 2nd prescription to cure his other symptoms, including obesity and bulimia. He weighed 140 kg, then.

Discussion: The author prescribed a tablet of Calc 30c. The awful nightmares ended and he experienced a pleasant dream in place of the nightmare. His weakness of will did not improve until prescribing a single dose of the second remedy, Lachesis mutus (one tea spoonful or 40 drops) about 16 months after the 1st visit.

On March 28th 2010, after 2 months, he was visited again and Phosphorus 30 c was prescribed as complementary remedy to Lachesis. On March 29th he reported a 10.5 kg weight loss, after 61 days. Then, he had a very unique feeling of joy, lightness and enhanced self confidence. (calculate expected weight loss with your ideal calorie intake and how many calories you need to reduce in your diet to achieve your weight loss target)

He weighed himself every 4- 10 days and noted it in his diary. His wife tried hard to follow the same diet, thus inspiring him to lose weight. They took advantage of different diet guidelines and books e.g. Imam Reza and healthy diet instructions.

On February 24th he succeeded in reaching the body weight of 105.8 kg. This happy patient can be called one of the biggest weight losers and was one of the most successful in reaching his optimum weight.

Before and after

Conclusion: The results of this case report reveal multi- potential capabilities of the prescribed homeopathic remedies, Calcarea carbonica, Lachesis mutus and Phosphorus. The 1st one helped him get through some of his symptoms, especially the nightmare and stressful sleep. The 2nd and 3rd remedies cured him nearly totally, mentally and physically.

Once again homeopathic remedies showed their efficacy and true power of balancing a patient’s vital force and defense mechanisms and returning him to a healthy state. He accomplished a difficult task by divine classical homeopathy.


1 – Boericke’s new manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica, 9th edition, 2000 by William Boericke

2 – Radar Repertory and Materia Medica version 8.1

3 – The Organon of Medicine 6th edition, 2006, by Dr.Samuel Hahnemann

4 – The Science of Homeopathy, by Professor George Vithoulkas Translated by M. Asefi, 2003

5 – Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, 7th edition, 2007 by Long more et al

6 – Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms by Roger Morrison, 1993

7- Synoptic Materia Medica, 2006 by Vermeulen F.

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About the author

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi M.D., Hom.: Graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services and Iran Homeopathic Learning Center. He is a Certified medical doctor in Iran, and Official member of the Iranian Homeopathy Association, and was granted RIHA certificate and LMHI certificate of membership. He also writes a health page as a journalist in the Tehran Times daily newspaper. Visit his website:


  • Appreciations to Dr.Seyedaghanoor sharing his expertise and experience.It is a good achievement in overcoming psychological,physical and metabolic problems.It is preferable to provide the mechanism through which the prescribed homeopathy medication acted and the side effects if any.

    • Dear Govindarajulu

      Hi. Thanks a lot for your kind words and your comment.

      The patient experienced an enlargement of the warts he already had

      that have regressed. He has achieved such a great success by an

      empowered will and hope. Then he was an engineering student. He is

      now energetically trying to be admitted in the doctorate level to

      teach at related universities.

      First his mind and nervous system was balanced, affecting the

      hypocampus part of the brain which is the window of our brain to look

      at the world. So he decided to choose healthy foods instead of high

      fat junk and fast foods.

      Now he is a hero in the battlefield of losing weight to be the big


      Best Wishes, S.Sadeghi

  • Thank you for your publication, always interesting, and this one, today about the heavy patient and the “cure” cannot believe my eyes, and its soo wonderful using these remedies that cure and NOT cause MORE problems….
    Homeopathic Cure of an Obese Patient… Know he will forever be thankful for your guidance and help with his problem
    ‘Keep up the great work…
    Thanks for your publication and for sharing..

    • Dear Betty

      Thanks for your apreciation. Once one of my instructors said homeopathy has the potential to treat all diseases. I believe by knowing the Devine power of homeopathy which has been granted by the God millions of patients can be benefited by this curative method.

      Best Wishes, S.Sadeghi

  • Dear Doctor Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi,

    Many thanks and congratulations for this wonderful case.

    As for academic interest, can you share your prescribing TOTALITIES for Calc Carb –> Lach –> Phos ? It will help students like me to understand the process clearly.

    Dr Amit Karkare

  • Obesity cure is a big money making industry in allopathy (and the beauty arena), but so are the side effects. So many major brands have side effects that are not visible until the side effects are extreme. Homeopathy under the effective guidance and treatment of a Homeopath demonstrates that the vital force change can cure obesity and restore the healthy balance in an individual. An excellent case study undertaken by Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi, Iran.

    • Dear Moriom Kamir

      Thanks a lot. About 40% of the U.S. citizens are now using

      alternative methods of treatments. More than 40% of the French

      patients are applying homeopathic method of healing. Classical

      homeopathy is able to cure millions of patients who are suffering

      from hard-to-cure diseases.

      Obesity has become pandemic. We homeopaths can help the obese

      patients to return mental and physical health to them, without any

      important side effects.

      Good Luck, S.Sadeghi
      side effects.

      • hello, Dr.Sadeghi

        its really wonderful to see the the above mentioned case even i would like to be treated for obesity kindly let me how its possible and how to go ahead with it i am from india .

  • Dear Dr Moriom Kamir

    A very interesting article and I hope that it is going to be useful for Indian obese persons.


    Dr S C Jain

  • Dear Dr Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi,

    I would appreciate a lot this article. I think this is really a great gate opener for new homeopaths and patients. I would like to understand the detailed process to made useful for others.

    I also have one patient; Age 36 Years, Hieght 5’9″ weight 108 Kgs, west size is 43 inchs. Could you please share the dose details and schedules?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Dear Ajay,

      Remedies and dosing schedules are completely individualized, and what applies to one patient would not apply to another. A total case must be taken.

      Alan V. Schmukler

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