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Chronobiological Strategy in Homeopathic Treatment of Menstrual Disorders

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On using chronobiological concepts to accurately determine periodicity during homeopathic treatment.

When is the optimal time to give the remedy to avoid aggravation? Based in the General Modalities : Menses agg – Before, During or After – in Kent’s Repertory, and in Human Chronobiology concepts reported elsewhere, we can prescribe the “ideal” times for remedies, in order to avoid a possible aggravation of the case.

I.- BEFORE MENSES agg. : Give the medication during the 1st week after the last day of menses, then wait 7 days (2nd week), and repeat during 1st week after ovulation. = 1st and 3rd week after menses = days 1 to 7 and 14 to 21.

II.- DURING MENSES agg. : Give the medication during the 1st week after the last day of menses, then repeat 4 days after Ovulation. During 1st week = from days 4 to 11 after menses. Then wait 7 days and repeat from days 18 to 25, before next menses.

III.- AFTER MENSES agg. : Give the medication 1 week after the last day of menses (2nd week), just before Ovulation, then wait 1 week and repeat during the 7 days (4th week) before next menses = From days 7 to 14, and from days 21 to 28.

Patient instruction on using the chronogram

The Chronogram is a chart designed to help patients report their symptoms to the doctor. Every day, you have to write in this chart any kind of symptom, either acute or chronic, so that at the end of each month your doctor can see how often and how severely you suffer from any kind of symptoms, mostly the chronic ones, that have PERIODICITY. On the left side of the chart are the 24 hours of the day from 5 A.M. at the left upper corner to 4 a.m. on the left lower side.

On the lower side of the chart are the 30 or 31 days of each month.

So, if you have pain (for example) on the 17 of the month, from 2 to 8 p.m. you have to mark it on every corresponding hour.

You can also mark the INTENSITY of pain by numbers instead of an X.

Number 1 would be= mild.

Number 2 would be=medium

Number 3 would be=intense

If your symptoms reappear (PERIODICITY) every day, every other day, each week, each month, every 2 months, etc., it is very easy to see it at the end of the month, on the chronogram. You can make several photocopies and use one for each month. You can use abbreviations for each one of the symptoms, i.e.: P=Pain, C=Cough, etc. On the back of each chart you can make a brief description of your symptoms, without having to write on the chart.

Most chronic diseases have a PERIODICITY based on how severely your biological rhythms or biological clocks are upset. The more severe the disease, the more upset your biological rhythms may be.

Chronobiology is the study of the effect of time on biological events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individuals.

About the author

Raul Ibarra

Raul Ibarra

Dr. Raul Ibarra graduated with an M. D. in 1974 and postgraduated in 1977. He was a member of the Mexican Institute for Medicinal Plants (IMEPLAM ) and Professor and Subdirector of the Homeopathic School at the Universidad del Altiplano, at Guadalajara, Jalisco during 1979.
He has private practices in classical homeopathy in Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca, Ensenada, and Guadalajara. He has done bibliographical research in Psychosomathic Medicine and Human Chronobiology and authored four homeopathy books.
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