Homeopathy Papers

Cancer & Homeopathy

Written by S. C. Kursija

Homeopathy is a wonderful science. Our medicines work with vital force, the supreme curative energy. I am not fully aware of the pathology of cancer, but know that the vital force can cure cancer without harming the other tissues. There is no guarantee for the cure from the medical science point of view. I will treat, he will cure.

Homeopathy is a wonderful science. Our medicines work with vital force, the supreme curative energy. I am not fully aware of the pathology of cancer, but know that the vital force can cure cancer without harming the other tissues. I have seen so many times the patient who has been told that he has only two or three weeks of life left. I have kept him going for months or years without any agony or distress. I am able to extend his life, if I am not able to cure him in terms of medical science. I always explain to the relatives of the patient that I will do my best under the circumstance. There is no guarantee for the cure from the medical science point of view. I will treat, he will cure.

It is always easy to handle the cases at the first or second stages. But it is unfortunate that the patient come to us only when other system of medicines have refused further treatment as hopeless and advises the relatives to take the patient home and pray to God or the patient has gone under radiation and chemotherapy and waits for the secondary or metastasis to other vital organ of the body. But still I am positive with the homoeopathic medicine that I will be able to extend the life of the patient.

According to homeopathy following are the general causes:

General causes of cancer as per Homeopathy:

There is ample evidence to prove that malignancy is due to one or more of following causes:

  1. Consumption of over-salted food i.e. excess of sodium salts in the body.
  2. The deficiency of potassium salt in the body.
  3. The deficiency of oxygen in the body.
  4. Continuous pressure at a particular point of the body such as lips by chain smoking or cheeks due to continuous chewing paan etc.
  5. The use of excess allopathic drugs.
  6. Worrying, brooding and depressed state of mind. The emotional disturbances of mind.
  7. Constipation
  8. Working under polluted atmosphere.
  9. Alcoholism etc.
  10. Sedentary way of life.

Cancer is not a local disease. It is a constitutional disease, which manifests itself in local form. Moreover we have no patent medicine for the same. We have to select the medicine on the totality of the symptoms. There are two types of tumors:

Benign: It does not grow rapidly. It remains encapsulated at the local area and does not infiltrate. It is not harmful to the host. It only creates pressure around at the locality.

Malignant: They have rapid growth. There is tendency to infiltrate and spread. They have tendency to ulcerate. The malignant tumours are harmful to the host, producing wasting and anemia.

Diagnosis as per Homeopathy:

(1)Marked increase of leucocytes.

(2)Deficiency of red cell.

(3)A marked excess of carbonates.

(4)A marked deficiency of chlorides and phosphates.

(5)A deficiency of potassium ions

(6)A marked increase of sodium ions.

We have to treat the cancer patient individually as suffering constitutionally. We have to divide our treatment in to:

(1)Constitutional medicines on totality of symptoms.

(2)Local medicine on totality of symptoms.

(3)Drainage medicine on the totality of symptoms.

(4)To stop the things which increase carbonate and sodium ions in blood and to remove the deficiency of potassium and phosphates we have to cut salt and salt products from the diet and increase potassium products. Encourage the patient to sit in open air in the morning under the rising Sun.

To remove the deficiency use bio-chemic salts, we should add:

(1)Calc phos 6X 3 grains

(2)Ferrum phos 6X 3  grains

(3)Kali Mur 3X 5 grains

(4)Kali phos 3X 5 grain

(5)Kali Sulph 3X 3 grain

(6)Condurango Q or 3x to detoxifying agent of sodium ions.

(7)A doze of Adrenalin IM is also useful for detoxifying of sodium ions, if adrenalin gland is over active.

(8)Viscum alb Q is capable to stop the spread of or evolution or multiplication of cancer cells.

Drainage and canalization:

To remove the toxic effect of tobacco:

(1)For excess nausea and vomiting – Ipec

(2)Bad effects – Ars alb

(3)Nux vom – for morning smoking

(4)For palpitation and sexual weakness – Phos

(5)Hiccough – Ign

(6)Toothache – Clematis or Plantago

(7)Sepia – for right side of facial neuralgia, dyspepsia,

(8)Lyco – for impotency, spasm and cold sweat

(9)Caladium – modify the craving for tobacco and correct the tobacco heart

(10)Gelsemium – for occipital headache and vertigo.

(11)Tabacum IM or 10M – for craving

(12)Mixture of Calc Phos 3X and Nat Mur 6X – for tobacco craving

(13)Coffea 1M or 10M – for detoxifying of coffee

(14)Quercus spiritus glandum Q or Nux vom – for detoxification of Alcohol.

(15)For emotional shock, depression, anxiety – Gels, Ign, Nux vom, Arg nit.

(16)Skin dark patch after eczema – Berb vul

(17)For salt retention use – Nat Mur 200, 1M or 10M.

As a general rule, for hypo function use low potency in 3X or 6X of the gland and for hyper action use high potency of the same. Suppose there is hyper action of adrenal gland to retention sodium salt use high 200 or IM of Adrenalin, when the patient is weak demineralised  use 3x or 6x of Adrenalin. The high potency is used in plus doses three times a day

Selection of medicines on locality.




Berb vul – burning sensation at the region of kidney

Cantharis – unbearable pain in urethra with constant desire to pass urine

Formica rufa – urinary trouble with rheumatism and abundant urine at night.

Sarsaparilla – pain at the end of urination

Solidago – hepatic and kidney troubles scanty and dark urine, constipation, distention


Carduus – bitter taste in mouth tendency to haemorrhage and nausea

Chelidonium – pain extends to right scapula.

China – distention of abdomen with bitter taste

Conium – injury to deep muscles

Solidago – hepatic and kidney troubles scanty and dark urine, constipation, distention

Taraxacum – tongue patchy with dark area.

Cholestrinum – liver remedy and gall bladder remedy. Burning pain in sides, while walking he holds his hand on sides.

Lymph glands

Phytolacca – right sided hard tumours, ear pain, indurations  of glands.

Scrofularia nodosa – Enlarged glands, Hodgkin’s disease, has affinity for breast tumours, valuable in skin disease with lymph gland enlargement.

Cistus – neck and pharynx

Mammary gland

Asteria rub – indurations of breast and sub-maxillary glands

Conium – injury to

Scrofularia Nodo – Enlarge lymph glands, has affinity of breast tumours

Mucus membrane

Hydrastis – thick and yellowish discharge, ulceration

Sedum acre or Sedum repens – anal fissures, repens acts on abdomen organs.

Nervous System

Gelsimium – emotional shock with tremor

Arnica – for exhaustion and fatigue

Ignatia – emotional shock

Platina – mental and physical symptoms alternates, feels superior and looks down upon others.




Chimaphilla – cannot urinate without keeping legs apart.


Hura braz – Skin feels hide bound, sensation of constriction and burning

Ruta – difficult to expel stool

Scrofularia – bleeding and painful hemorrhoids.


Ceanothus – pain in left hypochondria.

Quercus Glandium Spiritus


Condurango – burning pain in abdomen, cracks in corner of mouth

Ornithogaum – pain in stomach radiates to legs and thorax; sour vomiting


Petrolium – dry skin and cracked skin < winter

Sedum acre – fissures

Radium Brom



Thuja – aversion to onions


Plumbum – progressive paralysis of limbs with lack of sensation, weakness and loss of weight.



Crataegus – with heart

Pulsatilla – sympotoms changeable

Rhus tox – stiffness


Helonias – conscious of womb

Thlaspi bursa – past excess bleeding with coagulated blood.



Sempervivum – for ulceration of mouth

Constitutional medicines

Thuja 6, Lachesis, Iodium, Silicia, Lycopodium, Sulphur, Sepia, Petroleum, Calcareas, Kalis, Natrums, Carbo veg, Carbo animal, Graphites, Causticum, Arsenic alb, Phosphorus, Mercuris, Nux vom, Nitric acid, Ignatia

Iodium is complementary to Thuja. Pt is debilitated, wastes rapidly.

Silicia is related to Thuja and Iodium. Cicatrical degeneration, hypersensitive.

Remedies for cancer pain

Ars alb and Nit acid

Apis 30 prickles as if hot needles> cold

Arnica breast injury see conium

Bryonia > rest, <exertion, Rhododendron < wet and rainy season, Rhus tox. >exertion

Euphorbium  pustular ulceration with burning.

Mag phos > heat

Ruta  deep pain

Ova testa, Condurango, Graphites, Hepar, Hydrangea, Lyco, Merc, Merc iod, Nit acid, oxalic acid for pains,

Tumour remedies based on locality

Calc sil, (emaciation, sensitive to cold) Lapis alb soft tumours, Slag for cracks at rectum,

Baryta carb , Aurum met, Aurum Mur Nat, Plum Iod, indurated scirrhous non-wasting form

Selenium is indicated for prostatitis and sexual atone, great debility worse in heat: Causticum for the ulcerative stage, rheumatic, affinity for muscles and fibrous tissue aggravated cold, upper part of  the body, particularly vocal cord and muscles of deglutition.

Calcs particularly Calc Flour connective tissue and glands

Osseous tissue Sil, Aurum and Ruta, Symphytum

Cinnabaris 6 and thuja 6 in alteration for the cancer of face.

Thuja for polypus type of tumours.

Lips: Conduranga

Epithelioma:Carbo an, Phos

Tongue: Kali cyan, Sempervivum, Galium ap

Pharynx: Cistus

Larynx: Ars, Nit acid, Phos, Sang can, Thuja

Tongue: Apis, Alumina, Ars alb, Sempervivum

Oesophagus: Condurango

Stomach: Carbo an, Condurango, Hydrastis, Lyco, Kali bich, Ars alb, Merc cor, Cad sulph, Phosphorus

Pylorus and Duodenum: Ornithogalum

Intestine: Condurango, Ars alb, Sedum acre, Sedum repens, Petroleum, Cad sulph

Caecum: Ornithogalum

Rectum: Ruta. Scrofularia, Sempervivum, Alumina, Calcs, Causticum, Chamomila,Carbo anim, Hepar, Hydras, Kali carb, Iodium, Paeonia

Anus: Condurango

Hemorrhoid: Paeonia, Petrol, Phos, Puls, Sarsap, Syphilinum

Liver: Cholesterinum, Lyco, Phos, Chelidonium, Taraxacum, Carduus.

Pancreas: Phos, Senna

Uterus: Aur mur nat, Kreosote, and other carbons, Cinnamonum, Sep, Phytolacca, Sil, Sulph, Bufo, Ars alb

Vagina: Kreosote

Breast: Asterias rub, Con, Carbo an, Hydras, Sempervivum, Plumb iod, Thuja, Graph

Axillae: Asterias Rub

Teste Aurum, Spongia, Oxalic acid

Scrotum: Fuligo ling

Lung: Cobalt mur

Penis:: Ars, Bell, Carbo an, Phos, Phyto, Sil, Spongia, Thuja

Skin: Scrofularia, Condurango, Galium apar, Ars alb, Thuja, Cinnabaris,  Petrolium, Kali ars,        Radium brom, Arg nit, Ars alb, Ars iod, Kreosote

Eye Condurango

Periostium: Ruta, Symphytum, Phos

Lymphatic glands: Carbo an, Bellis per, Con

Glands In general: Scrofularia, Iod, Calc flour

Face: Thuja, Cinnabaris

Neck: Cistus, Merc

Prostate: Apis, Arg met, Arsenic, Asteria rub, Sabal serr.

Radium burn: Cadmium Sulph, Flouric acid, Silicea

Injury to deeper tissue: Conium, Bellis per.

Alternate side: Lac caninum

Plumbum for constipation, weakness and emaciation

Constipation Alumen, Alumina, Silicea

Fungus hematodes: Arsenicum, Calc, Carbo an, Carbo veg, Kreosote, Lachesis, Lyco., Mercurius, Naturm Mur, Nit acid, Phosphorus, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, Thuja

Scirrhus: Carbo animal, Alumina



BA/ 45B, Phase-I, AshokVihar, Delhi 110 052

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S. C. Kursija

Dr. S.C Kursija

BA/ 45B, Phase-I, Ashok Vihar, Delhi 110 052


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