HOW TO MAKE HOMOEOPATHY MORE POPULAR AND ACCEPTABLE

Last modified on January 12th, 2019

HOW TO MAKE HOMOEOPATHY MORE POPULAR AND ACCEPTABLE

In his Lesser Writings Dr. James Tyler Kent points
out, “Homoeopathy is slow to win its way because of
defective use of books as well as because of defective
books.” One cannot learn swimming without first getting
into the water. So also, to learn car driving, on the first
day itself you are made to sit on the wheels! Thus
without actual cases one cannot learn homoeopathic
practice. Let us therefore side by side, study with the
actual cured cases. There are no ‘theories’ or ‘principles’
in homoeopathy. Following are cured cases:
Case: A patient met with a vehicle accident and his
thigh bone was broken. After treatment he was okay,
but very soon had developed complications and after
taking all necessary tests he was told by the doctors
that his kidney (though not injured in the accident)
was not functioning and he was put on dialysis. If the
practitioner has thorough knowledge of the valuable
reference works, he can prescribe the similimum in
some cases without even seeing the patient (and
questioning for ‘sensation, modality, concomitants’ etc.)
This case is very easy. In all vehicle accidents a
victim invariably rolls down either inside the vehicle or
on the road and the spinal cord and/or the trunk is
twisted (as when we twist a cloth after washing by
holding both ends to extract excess water from it.)
Now his kidney is not functioning. After road
accidents if an organ fails (without any injury to that
organ) the only probable cause is that the plexus
(a network of veins or nerves) of that organ is affected
and this is not revealed in x-ray or scan report.
[See BRITISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEDICAL
PRACTICE – 12 volumes.] Wilkinson’s Materia Medica comes to our help in
this case. In this book under the remedy Eupatorium
purpureum we find the following:
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“Through the renal plexus, this remedy
has a specific and special action upon the
kidneys. . .”
This remedy was given in one single dose in the
10M potency. His kidney started functioning normally
and dialysis was stopped. It is now more than two years
and the patient is in good health.
Case: For outstation patients, I ask them to write down
their symptoms on a paper in their own handwriting
and send it to me. The letter of one such patient is
given below:
“Respected doctor, I am suffering from chronic
sugar for 15 years, and I am taking medicines
regularly. I am having ulcer also for the past 10
years and taking medicines only for ulcer then
and there and mostly avoiding pain-killer tablets
and antibiotics.
Now for the past six months I am having throat
pain due to reflux in the stomach irritation. Now
throat infection got cured but mouth ulcer
started before 2 months. For that also I took
Riboflavin daily six tablets and Histac, Pan40
etc. But I am vexed of tablets, tablets, tablets.
In the meantime I have seen your valuable
books and am getting excited. Please kindly
guide me.”
Finding the remedy—the similimum for this patient
is simple and very easy. There are two mind symptoms:
(A) “I am vexed of tablets, tablets, tablets.”
For ‘vexation’ Kent’s Repertory tells us
to see “Irritability.”
(B) She says that she got excited by seeing
my books because she feels they are
valuable. For this mind symptom you
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should not take the rubric ‘Excitement,
excitable.’ The correct rubric for this is
‘gay, frolicsome, hilarious.’ The
equivalent rubric in Kent’s Repertory
(under the chapter ‘MIND’) is ‘Mirth.’
I now compare the remedies in top-grade in both
the rubrics viz., ‘Mirth’ and ‘Irritability.’ Only one remedy
viz., Natrum carb is found in top-grade in both the lists.
As a next step I read the remedy in the author’s FINAL
AND SENSIBLE MAT. MEDICA OF MIND SYMPTOMS. We
find the following: “exceedingly irritable . . . dyspepsia,
with sour belching, waterbrash, retching…” (see the
patient’s letter above. She writes, ‘I am vexed of tablets,
tablets, tablets.’) Again in Wilkinson’s Mat. Medica we
find the following under Nat-carb.:
“Irritable, excitable mood . . .
Subacute, inflammatory irritation of
whole alimentary mucous membrane,
from mouth to anus.”
Natrum-carb-10M single dose was given. It not
only cured her completely of the gastric complaints
but also diabetes.
Precision and versatility is the culture of homoeopathy.
The abovementioned books are available with the
author for sale as under (including postage):
WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA (pages 713) Rs.750=00
FINAL AND SENSIBLE MATERIA MEDICA AND
REPERTORY OF MIND SYMPTOMS Rs.300=00
BRITISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEDICAL
PRACTICE [12 Volumes and one index
volume, each volume about 650
pages]—For diagnosis and differential
diagnosis only. Rs.15,300=00
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HOW TO MAKE HOMOEOPATHY MORE
POPULAR AND ACCEPTABLE? Of late, there has been
repeated hue and cry from homoeopaths against governments
and others for not giving due recognition to homoeopathy.
The remedy lies not outside but inside—among us
homoeopaths. If we improve the quality of our practice,
government and others (including allopaths) would
automatically come forward not only to recognise but also
admire us. This work is an attempt to this end.
The following are from Kent’s LESSER WRITINGS:
“It is very rarely the case that among the
provings of our remedies not one is to be
found which corresponds to the characteristic
features of a case”3
“Homoeopathy is slow to win its way
because of defective use of books as well as
because of defective books.”
The following books are the most useful reference
books in day-to-day practice and they are without defects:
1. Samuel Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC
THERAPEUTICS (Hereinafter called ‘Lilienthal’)
2. FINAL REPERTORY OF ‘MIND’ SYMPTOMS
AND ‘GENERAL’ SYMPTOMS compiled by
Dr. V. Krishnaamurthy (Rs.250)
3. J. T. Kent’s Repertory
4. WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA [compiled from
the 10-volume Hering’s Guiding Symptoms of our
Materia Medica] (Rs.750)
5. Boericke’s MATERIA MEDICA
6. W. A. Yingling’s THE ACCOUCHEUR’S
EMERGENCY MANUAL
7. REPERTORY by Dr. Calvin B. Knerr
I have to mention this because provings of new remedies are being
published in journals as if we lack remedies in the existing materia
medicas.

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