I worked in a hospital for about 4 years, including the emergency room and intensive care. That was before I knew about homeopathy. In retrospect, I can recall many cases in the ER where a handful of remedies could have saved much suffering as well as lives.
Some remedies stand out because there’s no real equivalent in allopathic medicine, and they could have been prescribed with a basic knowledge of homeopathy: Arnica, Carbo veg, Hypericum, Aconitum, Belladonna, Berberis, Antimonium tart, Ledum to name a few.
Many head injuries arrived at the ER, some requiring surgery, but most were treated locally and sent home. Except for anti-seizure drugs and diuretics there was no effective medical treatment for the non-surgical cases. I always wondered how those patients fared over time.
Years later, I read that the actor /writer Spalding Gray had suffered a severe head injury in an auto accident, and subsequently became suicidal. Eventually, he committed suicide by leaping off the Staten Island Ferry into the river. By then I had knowledge of homeopathy and thought he most likely needed Natrum sulphuricum. It covers the symptoms:
Suicidal from injuries to the head. Despondency, mental depression from injuries to the head. Loathing of life, sudden impulse to kill oneself. Insanity, madness from injuries to the head.
Later, I read a Danish study “Suicide Risk Higher in People with Brain Injury” (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.) The study included over 7 million people, 35,000 of whom died by suicide. The findings included:
Risk of suicide triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and stays significantly higher over the long term.
The suicide risk was double or more depending on severity of the injury.
Even seven years after their injury, Traumatic Brain Injury patients had a 75 percent higher risk of suicide than people who had never had a brain injury.
Over time, a skull fracture without traumatic brain injury was linked to a nearly doubled suicide risk, and a mild TBI was tied to twice the suicide risk.
In the U.S. it was found that a number of football players who suffered TBI had committed suicide.
Conventional medicine is always looking for a magic bullet to cure and prevent disease. While the practice of homeopathy is complex, it does offer some magic bullets that anyone can easily learn to use. Timely doses of Arnica, and Hypericum followed by Natrum sulphuricum could save thousands of people from the damaging effects of head injuries. If allopaths could see the dramatic cures, it might lead them to homeopathy.
IN THIS ISSUE – SEPTEMBER 2022 –
––EDITORIAL – Homeopathy’s Magic Bullets – Alan V. Schmukler
–– Letters to the Editor –Feedback from Aug. 2022
HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT
–– Dr. Richard Moskowitz is interviewed by Katja Schütt –Dr. Moskowitz has practiced homeopathy for 48 years. His books include Resonance: The Homeopathic Point of View, Plain Doctoring, The Fundamentalist Controversy and Why I Became a Homeopath.
–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas
–– 50% Discount on Homeopathy Foundation Course
–– Lectures on Organon of Medicine VOLUME 3 now available!!
–– Remembering Dr Girendra Pal – Kamlendra Tyagi
–– Some Updates on Auto Immune Thyroiditis and its Relevance in Homeopathic Practice – Rekha Karnam Srinivasan
–– Homeopathy: God Save the Queen’s Medicine – Dana Ullman
–– God, Soul and Substance: Aristotle and Homeopathy – Peter Morrell
–– Kalium Silicicum – Excerpted from: Absolute Homeopathic Materia Medica by P. I. Tarkas and Ajit Kulkarni
–– Hahnemann’s Understanding of Epidemics – Richard Pitcairn
––The Soul of Remedies – Lycopodium Clavatum — Rajan Sankaran
–– Lecture Notes on Surgery for Under-Graduates & Graduates of Homoeopathy – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis -Jaideep Desai
–– Questions Patients Ask – 30 – Elaine Lewis
–– Tips & Secrets – September 2022 – Alan V. Schmukler
–– Free Homeopathy Books Online
–– Best Homeopathy Course for Beginners
–– The Best Book to Study Organon!
–– Hot Water Epilepsy in a Pregnant Woman – Navneet Bidani
––Eczema in a Boy of Three – Petr Zachariáš
–– Gangrene-Like Lesion –(Buerger’s Disease) – S.K. Mamgain
–– Temporal Glioma in a Man of 46 – Paramjot Saini
–– A Psychiatric Case? – Sue Young
–– Adenomyosis & Metrorrhagia – Kavita Chandak
–– Carbolic Acid Poisoning and Tautopathy – Rakesh Gupta, Yarish Sadri, Dipali Solanki, Talat Hassan
–– Eczema in a Woman of 33 – Vasudha Vij
–– Frequent Burning Urination in a Man of 62 – Vipul Shastri
–– Dizziness in Woman of 18 – Emma Field
–– Homeopathic Materia Medica of Sarcodes by Chaturbhuja Nayak, Smita Brahmachari, Syed Afsar Ali is reviewed by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg.
–– The Faces Of Homoeopathy, An Illustrated History Of The First 200 Years by Julian Winston, is reviewed by Vatsala Sperling
–– My Journey in Homeopathy, Much Ado About Nothing by Francis Treuherz, is reviewed by Vatsala Sperling RSHom.
–– Ask The Holistic Vet – September 2022 – Deva Khalsa
–– The Plant Doctor – September 2022 – Radko Tichavsky
–– Autonomous Car – Alan V. Schmukler
–– Homeopathy Crossword September 2022
SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ
–– QUIZ: – Most Painful Blood-Draw Ever! – Elaine Lewis
–– Revisiting: Bending, Lifting, Straining, Twisting! – Elaine Lewis