I got a chance to visit a leprosy centre located in Chandigarh in the month of August-September of 1988 for the first and last time. I went there to treat leprosy-afflicted patients homoeopathically, but on reaching there I came to know that the patients were being treated under the supervision of doctors of the Skin Division of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and Research Institute, Chandigarh. I did not think it appropriate to interfere in their mode of treatment in any manner. I noticed that a lot of patients had their limbs covered with bandages, which was done in a private physician’s clinic situated in sector 47. Back then it did not occur to me to remove their bandages and I did not feel the need to visit them again. I do not know why, but a question always flashed in my soul why these patients got their limbs bandaged every second or third day by doctors/compounders if they were cured in the true sense. This means that leprotic patients do not get fully cured even after taking mixed drug therapy (MDT).
This constant thinking developed into a desire to meet leprotic patients at a different leprosy center. At last, I got such a chance to visit a leprotic centre on 30 January 2011, located at Rudrapur, which is the capital city of Udham Singh Nagar District. The fact is that being new to this place I did not have enough information about the populace settlement (though I had spent five months here). In spite of this, I used to visit Main Market and Bank of Baroda located at Galla Mandi from Agrasen Nagar, Bhadaipura occasionally for my personal work. During one of such visits, my gaze suddenly fell on a leprosy centre located at the left side of the road. The sleeping thoughts in my mind got active, but then I did not have in my possession the potency of a leprosy-curing medicine, through which I was able to treat two leprotic patients successfully in the past. That is why I had to wait for one-and-a-half months before I got a chance to bring the high potency (CM) of this medicine from my home in Chandigarh.
It was a Sunday on 30th January 2011, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, but there was no mention of leprosy in the advertisements / descriptions in any of the newspapers, which should have been issued by Family Welfare Division of Central or State Governments otherwise. Only a big advertisement was issued by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry of the Indian Government, in which a picture of Mahatma Gandhi was published. Along with it a tricolour and colored photographs of Hon’ble Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi and Mr. S. Selvan were shown. Beneath it, the achievements of the National Rural Health Mission were highlighted in nine lines in continuity. It was written below Mahatma Gandhi’s picture :
“The dream of my Swaraj is Swaraj of poor people. Swaraj cannot be complete till there is an arrangement to guarantee that most basic needs of the most poorest person will be fulfilled.”
The last one of the nine achievements of NRHM – From the beginning of the mission from the year 1995 till 2010, the least cases of polio have been found. This means that one could find no information mentioned about leprosy anywhere.
Around 12:30 in the mid of day, I started walking towards the Leprotic Centre from my home. I barely had in my possession a 2 dram plastic bottle containing some white medicated globules from November 30. Before this I used to observe how people used to bring eatables, fruits and sweets along with them. Also on that day some people were coming along with a huge load of items containing mostly biscuit packets. One person was clicking photographs of everybody present there. It seemed that some factory owner along with his employees had come to distribute biscuit packets in the Leprosy Centre that were produced in his own factory, but I had gone there empty-handed. In spite of this, a lot of people surrounded me on reaching the Leprosy Centre. Actually these people were waiting for arrival of an employee of the Electricity Department and they mistook me for that employee. When I introduced myself, most of the patients did not think it necessary to remain there. Instead they left me. Some of the patients were talking amongst themselves about medicines being given to them by government doctors for their day-to-day ailments. They also showed me the medicines which contained some capsules and some small and big tablets. I was able to overhear a patient who was saying to another patient – “Oh you have been given Diazine for stomach ache, you should have been given ranitidine instead”. After the crowd thinned, I told the patients present there about their treatment through Homoeopathic medicines. At this, they highlighted about how the government doctors used to take them to Dehradun and got them photographed. Two patients present there listened carefully to what I said. They got a chair arranged for me and I sat on it. They said there were one or two doctors in the city who used to treat them free of charge.
Ravi Nayak, a young patient was telling about himself that he has stayed in various Leprotic Centres/Hospitals across the country for his leprosy treatment, but he did not get properly treated in any of these. His right hand and right foot had degenerated to a stub and there was a white bandage on his ankle. Likewise another middle-aged patient Mahender Chauhan had a white bandage over his right Malleolus bone of right foot. I did not think it appropriate to remove his bandages. All of a sudden I discovered an open wound in the right knee of Ravi Nayak in which there was no pus and no bandage was tied on it. I could not see this wound earlier as it was covered by a lungi (a cloth worn around the waist like a long skirt). According to Nayak, this wound developed due to a hair follicle infection (boil). There were also three filled up boils on his left thigh. He was saying that these boils also had resulted from a hair follicle infection (boil). He said that his daughter is being trained as a nurse in some nursing college in Pune and she advised him to apply the squeezed liquid of wheat plants on the affected body parts. For this reason, the wound was looking open and clean. I advised him that this wound was not the result of a hair follicle infection (boil), but was a wound due to leprosy and that’s the reason he is getting hair follicle infections (boils) again and again.
Nayak believed me so I instructed both Ravi and Mahender to take the leprosy medicine which I had brought with me, in three doses after a three-hour gap each in a day. I made them take one dose each there in my presence. I promised to come back after a week on the coming Monday. Then I returned to my home. Before coming back, I thought it appropriate to pen down my name, address and mobile number in their register. I also imparted them necessary instructions.
By doing so, my mind-soul experienced a huge relief, but after a few moments a strange fear engulfed me due to a doubt that taking the high potency, three doses, might lead to an aggravation of the disease in the patients. Then I recollected that I had instructed them that if they faced any difficulty on taking the medication, they should inform me over the phone.
That day passed somehow. The second day also passed in the same manner. I did not get any information on the phone from them. On the third day, I had to pass by the Leprosy Centre for some personal work of mine. Fear coupled with doubt in my mind forced me to avoid even looking at the Leprotic Colony. This was also due to an old incident in Saharanpur city where I had given one or two rupees to a leprotic patient. This was seen by some other leprotic patients. They all came close to me and encircled me. Their disfigured faces, hands and feet can make any sensitive person quite uncomfortable.
As a result, I was heading towards my destination silently when somebody called me from behind by yelling “Dr. Saheb.” The thought which made me dread, turned into reality. When I turned back to have a look, a middle-aged man was standing along with a small child at some distance. On getting close to them, I discovered that my own leprotic patient Mahender, along with his grandson had come to the road to enjoy the sun. In winter days, it becomes dark the moment sun sets. So both of them were getting ready to go back when Mahender spotted me going and he called me back , asking me to stop. I enquired about his well-being. He replied that he had thrown away his bandage after removing it from his feet on Monday night, because the wound had almost dried up. I also inspected the wound and indeed it had dried up completely. But still it would have taken 1-2 more days to become even better. Mahender was very happy. He expressed his gratitude by saying I was God, though I urged him to stop saying this. According to him, his wife is also afflicted with leprosy. The day I gave medicine to Mahender and Ravi, probably she had gone to the city for begging. She also needs to get bandaged. His young son works in some factory and his son aged 5-6 years had come along with his grandfather to enjoy sunlight. I asked him, if he is completely cured now, why is there a need to live in a leprotic colony? He said, where could he go now, at this old age. This means that the leprotic colony has become a permanent residence for him.
On asking about Ravi Nayak, Mahender said he is also cured. But regarding how much he has been cured, I could not get full information. As per my prior commitment, I instructed the rest of the patients to remain present in the leprotic colony on the next Monday, so that I could render them bandage-free forever after administering the medication to all of them. Only then I would think of their cure from leprosy in real terms. Thinking this, I went a little further to Indira Chowk for buying fruits.
As per my promise, I reached the Leprosy Centre at 1 p.m. (predetermined time) on next Monday. On reaching it, I saw that the whole colony was devoid of people. There were hardly 3-4 males/females standing in front of some houses. On asking them, I came to know that most of the colony patients as well their family members were on their way to a function being organized by Gayatri Parivar, a social organization. All of them were brought to the function venue by arranging buses or trucks where all the people were to be provided meals along with cash disbursement. Feeling despondent, I returned to my residence.
Thus, the leprotic patients forced me to think again that they themselves want to remain leprotic patients. This enables them to receive benefits in many ways. That is the reason the rest of the leprotic patients thought it more beneficial to travel, receive eatables and cash of Rs. 25 per head on the eve of Vidai (a Hindu ceremony to honor a person by bestowing money on him when leaving a place) than receiving the medicine. Then I also did not think it right to visit Leprosy Centre again for medicating patients. Yes, to get proper information about the existing condition of the patient Ravi Nayak, I went straight to the Leprosy Centre on March 2, 2011 on the eve of Shivratri, (a Hindu festival associated with the Hindu God Lord Shiva) after fulfilling my official duty at Kheda Peripheral O.P.D. But on reaching there, I came to know that Ravi and Mahender along with other people had gone outside the city to take part in the Shivratri festival.
Readers might be curious to know about the medicine for Leprosy . Though in Robin Murphy’s Repertory, there is a mention of about 57 medicines in total for leprosy, yet I was able to cure all the leprotic patients by administering a single medicine in doses of different potencies. The first patient, who was a young lady, was given doses of the 50,000 potency. The second patient, a small girl aged 2-3 years, was given 10,000. The third, a young lad and fourth, a middle-aged man, both were administered CM potency doses.
Dr. Hahnemann has named this medicine, Sulphur, as “King of Anti-Psora.” Dr. Hahnemann mentions this medicine in his Lesser Writings. Other writers have described leprosy as being Psoric. I had a patient diagnosed as Leprotic by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. I had tried many medicines on her, but without any positive effect. It is per chance that I had given this Sulphur in 50M, two doses, which completely healed up the leprotic wounds in two days. It is a common thing that when so called indicated medicines do not show their positive effect, the first obstacle is the Psora Miasm and for that, Sulphur the king of Psora, becomes the medicine of choice.
I have treated four cases with Sulphur and I am now fully confident that whosoever treats leprotic patients, other than tubercular leprosy, would certainly be getting results by Sulphur in high potency doses starting from 10M.
Leprosy is the most disfiguring form of the psoriatic miasm. This has so much organ disfiguring potential that it has pushed Syphilis, another debilitating ailment to the second spot in the terms of destructive power. I believe Psora not only creates functional disturbance but is also responsible for maximal bodily destruction. This miasm is found in every person. Its cure is possible only through the homoeopathic system of medicine.
It is said when a child is born, he is free from this miasm completely. But as he grows up, this miasm starts sprouting inside the individual. On growing up, this miasm begins to express in terms of sexual desire, anger, intoxication born of egoism, greed and pride, and on the other it expresses in terms of diseases of the human body such as itching, scratching, abscesses and all the way up to the leprotic disease. Though a human can remain free of this miasm for some time by taking anti-psoriatic remedies, it is still able to make inroads into the human body. That is why people keep suffering with diseases time and again. It is impossible to keep it away from the body forever.
Readers, especially physicians from any system of medicine, can themselves experiment on with the King of Psoriatic medicine. Like me they can also treat, not only 2-4 leprotic patients, but thousands of leprotic patients by giving this single medicine or by giving Tuberculinum (in cases of Tuberculoid leprosy) in high potency, starting from 10,000 according to the instructions of Dr. Kent, and remove the leprosy disease forever.