Having known and used homeopathy for the last 34 years in my life for myself, family, and friends, it was a blessing to learn about the organopathic medicines. I learned about these medicines at the Texas Society of Homeopathy annual conference in 2015 when we hosted Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea from Allen College of Homeopathy as our keynote speaker for the weekend.
The information was in-depth and informative, presenting to those in attendance some very powerful smaller remedies to give quick results in special situations. I was eager to learn more and joined Dr. Banerjea’s upcoming 2-year post graduate course. In Aphorism 173-178, Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann, he wrote about one-sided diseases due to the lack of symptoms.
Organopathics are a collection of medicines to help during times of acute stress to help the body deal with the current situation, when cases are without clarity, and which can have a predominant action on the main vital organ and can be prescribed based on a few available symptoms.
Having the opportunity to use these medicines was something I didn’t think much about during the conference weekend. My clinical and continued educational opportunity came in early December of 2015. My elderly neighbor had experienced some food poisoning over the weekend which I was able to help her with Arsenicum album.
She was feeling much better on Monday morning except that she woke early that morning with cramps in her hands. She is a musician, had this symptom at times and a dose of Magnesium phosphoricum would usually help her. Before I could give her a dose, she was off to the doctor’s office, to make sure everything was alright.
Later in the afternoon, she reported that the doctor thought she was doing well, and all her vital signs were normal. I went to see her later that evening and found her collapsed on her sofa in a terrible state. She was breathing and moving slightly, but not able to talk.
She was in distress, and I immediately called 911 to get her to the hospital. Emergency personnel came and the ambulance whisked her off to the hospital. I called her personal doctor to inform him of what was happening. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she had a severe heart attack. The doctor was at the hospital shortly after this incident and did not expect her to live or recover.
Since I had just learned of the wonders of some very special organopathics, that I happened to have in my possession, I was hopeful that I could offer some help. I did not know what to expect and I wasn’t clear on the total picture of the case. I gave some information to the doctor about Crataegus and asked if we could try this to help her.
He told me: “If she makes it, we could try it.” I wasn’t willing to wait to see if she made it. I went home at midnight, read through my notes about the organopathics and then got some rest. The next morning, I asked her daughter if she would like me to see if I could help her mother. She told me yes!
On Tuesday morning, I again pored through my notes from the conference. There were several organopathic remedies in the list of medicines for help with drug dependent hypertensive cases: Allium Sativa, Crataegus Oxyacantha, Eel Serum, Ergotinum, Lycopus Virginicus, Rauwolfia Serpentina, Spartium Scoparium, and Strophanthus Hispidus.
Since she hadn’t been on any medications for her heart, and I didn’t have all the specifics of her situation, I decided to try Crateagus first since I knew her heart had been stressed. Using this medicine would help strengthen her heart and allow the reduction of conventional medicines.
I put 10 drops of Crataegus mother tincture in a one-ounce dropper bottle of water and went to the hospital to the Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday evening. She was stable but not responding, blood pressure was low, face was pale and ears dark. She was on a ventilator and numerous tubes and machines.
Since I was unable to put anything in her mouth, I put a couple of drops of the diluted tincture on her left wrist and on the left side of her chest near her collar bone. Then I prayed and waited. In about 25 minutes, the nurse came in and remarked that she didn’t know what happened, but her blood pressure was back up to normal after being extremely low.
Unbelievable! I had no idea we would see results so quickly. So, for now, it was apparent that her body was very capable of responding. I let her daughter know and waited for further improvements. Wednesday morning, the doctor and the family decided to take her off the ventilator to see if she would be able to breathe on her own.
She was able to maintain breathing and was doing fair, except her kidneys were not fully functioning. I asked her daughter if she would like me to research to find something to help her kidney function. She agreed. I remembered another specific organopathic remedy that was discussed at the conference – Strophanthus Hispidus-good for kidneys and heart and safe for older clients.
As before, I used a dropper bottle with one ounce of water and 10 drops of Strophanthus tincture. Her doctor had stated that she was ‘still not out of the woods and things did not look very good. She was breathing, and her lungs were doing well but her kidneys were not functioning. I took Strophanthus to her family on Wednesday evening about 5pm while she was in the ICU.
I suggested they put the dilution on her wrist and on her chest several times over the next few hours. A response took a bit longer for this remedy, but within about four hours her kidneys were functioning fully and showing very good results. By Thursday morning, the doctor decided that she could go home on hospice care.
She was alert and talking to her family by this time. She came home on Thursday afternoon, and I was able to visit her. She was able to communicate and respond to people speaking with her. On Friday, the doctor came to her house, to change her care from hospice to home health.
He stated that he expected her to make a complete recovery. He remarked that he didn’t know what had happened, but from the results of her lab work it was evident that her heart and kidneys were doing very well. He said that she was a walking miracle.
He never did ask me if I gave her the Crataegus (Hawthorne) tincture. After a couple of months of home support, physical and occupational therapy, she made a complete recovery. She continued her full and happy life, eating a donut and coffee for breakfast, visiting friends, driving her car for the next few years until she passed away of natural causes just days after her 96th birthday.
By using the organopathic medicines in this situation, I was able to assist her body: specifically, the heart and the kidneys to react to the situation quickly to possibly avoid being put on medications and to hasten her recovery. My neighbor’s response to these medicines was so dramatic that it is difficult to believe that something so small could be so powerful: 10 drops diluted in an ounce of water and only applied to her skin.
I am so grateful for the Texas Society of Homeopathy hosting Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea in 2015 for the annual conference so that I could learn about the organopathic medicines and continue to learn from him in the Allen College of Homeopathy 2-year post graduate course.
Who knew that I would be able to help my dear elderly neighbor to recover from a very serious condition and enable her to live several more years in a better state of health. Homeopathy for the win, to assist us in creating a better quality of life for my neighbor and the rest of humanity. Now to find more people who want to get well, improve the quality of their life, and reduce their dependence on medications by using organopathic medicines when applicable.