Clinical Cases

Revisiting: Pneumonia, Appendicitis…What An Ordeal!


Try and guess the remedy!

It’s time to revisit last month’s quiz.  Does anybody remember this case?  Here it is again:


To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Pneumonia, Appendicitis…What An Ordeal!


Thank you sooooo much, Kelly!  We didn’t get too many votes this time. I actually thought this case was going to be easy but apparently not! Here’s what our audience voted for:

Arnica, Bellis p., Tuberculinum, Phosphorus, Spigelia, Thios., and Staphysagria.

And the winner is…Nooshin for ARNICA! Here’s what she wrote:

Staphysagria comes to mind first, because it’s the first remedy for ailments from surgery. However, Arnica is more indicative because it not only covers this state in some way (AILMENTS FROM INJURY/TRAUMA, physical or psychic + SORENESS), but also these rubrics: bruised pain on touch, being tired after an exertion, cold sweat.

We see that after the remedy Cheswick has ” no pain, no tiredness”.

And 2 things more: 1. Arnica is a remedy for appendicitis (and maybe after- appendicitis!!)

2. Can Cheswick’s “playing through pain and not saying a word” be interpreted as this rubric of Arnica that ‘he thinks he’s well’?

Best wishes and good luck!

Nooshin Azadi

Very well-put, Nooshin! Here were the rubrics I used, and you can see that they were very much in line with what Nooshin was thinking:

From Murphy’s Repertory–

Emergency: Surgery, complications from
Generals: Sore, pain
Generals: Touch, agg.
Mind: Well, says he is when sick
Perspiration: Cold, sweat
Emergency: Bruises
Generals: Exertion, agg.

Arnica came up number-one and was the only remedy to cover all the symptoms.

Nooshin, send your address to Dr. B at [email protected] and request a nice gift; a face-lift, or a nice pair of shoes…..

OK, thanks for your votes and good luck on this month’s quiz!

Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom.  Elaine takes online cases.  Contact her at [email protected].  Visit her website at:

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Elaine Lewis

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: and

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