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Efficacy of Homoeopathy in Treatment of Sarcoidosis – An Evidence Based Report, Based on 50 cases

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Dr. Rajneesh K. Sharma presents a study of the efficacy of homeopathy in treating Sarcoidosis.

Abstract

To ascertain efficacy of Homoeopathy in treatment of sarcoidosis, 50 cases during the period since 2007-2013 were selected for study at Homoeo Cure and Research Institute., Kashipur (INDIA). The efficiency of homoeopathic treatment was miraculously seen in all the cases. Almost all were either cured or much relieved.

Aims and objectives

  • To study scope of Homoeopathy in treatment of ‘Sarcoidosis’ with its miasmatic analysis.
  • To analyze the results of Homoeopathic medicines when prescribed on the basis of Miasms and on totality of symptoms.
  • To prepare an evidence based report on the treatment of Sarcoidosis with Homoeopathy.

Introduction

‘Sarcoidosis’ is a ‘not well understood’ complex multisystem, commonplace inflammatory disease, characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas. The granuloma is a battle clashed on a genetically susceptible ground between an unrecognized antigen(s) and a highly organized squad of lymphocytes and macrophages. The lungs are the most commonly involved organs, but no structure of the body is known to be immune to its wrecks.

The cause of sarcoidosis is not known. Though not common, it often leads to permanent failure or disabilities of the organs ultimately leading to the end of vital functions.

‘Sarcoidosis’, like other disease, affects the person as a whole irrespective of the cause. The whole economy of the patient is altered producing the signs of ‘Sarcoidosis’ as well as a characteristic picture of sick individual including mental and physicals specific to his personality. This disease picture specific to that particular patient is always different from that in another one, due to his particular identity proving him to be an ‘Individual’. The totality of symptoms depends upon the Miasms under-running the disease process in that individual.

The Psora being the fundamental miasm plays a maximum role in altering the physiology and rendering the entire imbalance. While in combination with other miasms, it produces the worst stage of the sickness. The syphilis produces destruction of tissues. To combat it, Sycosis and Psora play their vital part. This combination in turn increases the destruction as well as new tissue formation too, producing granulomas and fibromas publishing the complete portrait of Sarcoidosis.

This article examines the current understanding of sarcoidosis in terms of Homoeopathy.

Definition of Sarcoidosis

“Sarcoidosis is a disease characterized by the formation in all of several affected tissues of epithelioid-cell tubercles without caseation though fibrinoid necrosis may be present at the centre of a few, proceeding either to resolution or to conversion into hyaline fibrous tissue”.

Epidemiology of Sarcoidosis

  • Age at presentation 20–40 years
  • More common in females and black people
  • Present throughout the world, but more common in temperate climates

Causes of Sarcoidosis

Possible Causes of Sarcoidosis

Mycobacteria Bacteria Fungi Viruses Dusts Metals
Tuberculous Corynebacterium spp. Cryptococcus spp. Cytomegalovirus Clay Aluminum
Non-tuberculous Propionibacterium Endemic fungi Epstein-Barr virus Pine Beryllium
Cell-wall deficient(L-forms) acnes    Herpes simplex virus Pollen  Zirconium 
  Tropheryma whippleii   Talc  
Mixed

Signs and Symptoms of ‘Sarcoidosis’ with Miasmatic Analysis

  • Up to one-third are asymptomatic
  • Acute presentation (Lofgren’s syndrome) with fever, malaise, arthralgia, erythema nodosum and uveitis
  • Chronic presentation with fever, weight loss, dry cough or SOB
  • Symptoms are usually mild if thoracic disease only

Rarer presentations include-

  • Hypercalcaemia (renal stones, constipation and dehydration)
  • Red eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Central and peripheral nerve palsies
  • Hypothalamic deficiency
  • Bilateral salivary gland enlargement
  • Cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias
Sign or Symptom Fundamental Miasm Secondary/ Associated Miasm
General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise) Psora Psora- Syphilis
Fever Psora
Shortness of breath Psora Sycosis
Cough Psora Sycosis, Syphilis
Skin lesions Psora Sycosis
Skin rash Psora
Headache Psora Sycosis, Syphilis
Visual changes Psora-Sycosis-Syphilis
Neurological changes Sycosis-Syphilis Psora
Enlarged lymph glands (armpit lump) Psora Sycosis
Enlarged liver Psora Sycosis
Enlarged spleen Psora Sycosis
Dry mouth Psora
Fatigue (one of the most common symptoms in children) Psora Syphilis
Weight loss (one of the most common symptoms in children) Psora-Syphilis
Tearing, decreased Psora Sycosis, Syphilis
Seizures Psora Psora- Syphilis
Nosebleed – symptom Psora- Syphilis
Joint stiffness Psora Sycosis
Hair loss Psora Sycosis, Syphilis
Eye burning, itching, and discharge Psora Psora- Syphilis
Abnormal breath sounds (e.g. rales) Psora- Syphilis Sycosis

Radiological features of Sarcoidosis

CXR

  • May be normal.
  • Stage 1 – bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy (particularly right paratracheal and aortopulmonary window nodes).
  • Stage 2 – lymphadenopathy and parenchymal disease.
  • Stage 3 – diffuse parenchyma disease only.
  • Stage 4 – pulmonary fibrosis.

Sarcoidosis

Egg shell calcification of both hila

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‘1-2-3 sign’ – Posteroanterior (PA) chest radiograph of a 31-year-old woman with class I sarcoidosis shows right paratracheal (arrowheads) and bilateral hilar (arrows) lymphadenopathy. This pattern of lymphadenopathy is classic for sarcoidosis and is referred to as the 1-2-3 sign or Garland triad.

The parenchymal disease involves reticulonodular shadowing in a perihilar, mid zone distribution. There is bronchovascular and fissural nodularity. Rarely air space consolidation or parenchymal bands may also be present. Fibros is affects the upper zones where the hilar are pulled superiorly and posteriorly. Lymph nodes can demonstrate egg shell calcification.

HRCT

Very good at confirming irregular septal, bronchovascular and fissural nodularity. Traction bronchiectasis, fibrosis and ground glass change may be present. There may also be tracheobronchial stenosis. Also may be seen subdiaphragmatic, cardiac, bone, hepatic and splenic involvement on the same scan.

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CT shows precarinal lymphadenopathy with rim calcification (arrow). This pattern of calcification is referred to as eggshell calcification and is commonly seen with sarcoidosis

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A: CT shows ill-defined nodules in a bronchovascular distribution (arrow) in the right upper lobe

B: CT with mediastinal windowing shows right hilar lymphadenopathy (arrow)

C: CT at the level of the inferior pulmonary veins shows left hilar lymphadenopathy (arrow)

D: CT at the level of the lower lobe pulmonary arteries shows subcarinal lymphadenopathy (arrow
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HRCT. Irregular septal, bronchovascular and fissural nodularity

Radiological Differential diagnosis

  • Lymphoma
  • Infection – TB
  • Lymphangitis carcinomatosis
  • Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Clinical Staging of Sarcoidosis

Stage 0  A normal chest radiograph
Stage I  Lymphadenopathy only
Stage II  Lymphadenopathy and lung parenchymal disease
Stage III  Parenchymal lung disease only
Stage IV  Pulmonary fibrosis

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Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis

  • Histological evidence of granulomatous inflammation.
  • The exclusion of the known causes of granulomatous inflammation other than sarcoidosis.
  • Evidence of at least two separate organs involved with the disease.

Examinations and Tests for Sarcoidosis

  • CBC, Chem-7 or Chem-20, ACE levels
  • Chest x-ray to see if the lungs are involved or lymph nodes are enlarged and CT scan
  • Biopsy of  Lymph node, Skin lesion biopsy, lung, Liver, Kidney
  • Bronchoscopy and PFT
  • EKG to see if the heart is involved

Common Complications of Sarcoidosis

  • Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and / or Pulmonary hypertension
  • Anterior uveitis and / or Glaucoma and blindness (rare)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cranial or peripheral nerve palsies
  • Kidney stones
  • Organ failure, leading to the need for a transplant

Treatment of Sarcoidosis

Treatment of Sarcoidosis

Main Goals of treatment

The treatment depends on

To improve how the organs affected by sarcoidosis work Involvement of vital organs (e.g., lungs, eyes, heart, or brain)
To relieve symptoms Severity of symptoms
To shrink the granulomas Extent of affection of the organs.

Sarcoidosis and Homoeopathy

In clinical study carried out at Homoeo Cure and Research Institute, Kashipur, a total 50 cases of Sarcoidosis were considered. The following results were observed in the research.

Master Chart

S. No. 1 2 3 4 5

Legends

Case no. 13196 13672 14015 14063 14126
Date of Reg. 02-09-2007 22-07-2008 01-04-2009 27-04-2009 14-06-2009 Male= MaleF= Female

H= Hindu

Ml= Muslim

SK= Sikh

CH= Christian

SD= Student

HW= House wife

W= Working

NW= Not Working

M= Married

MW= Widow

S= Unmarried

OB= Obese

TH= Thin

MD= Moderate

Pulmo = Pulmonary

Cardio= Cardiological

Nephro= Nephrological

Neuro= Neurological

Arthro= Arthrological

Dermo= Dermatological

Ophth= Ophthalmological

EN= Erythema nodosum

Name GSG KM NK NS AA
Sex M F F F F
Age 24 18 41 29 45
Occupation SD SD W HW W
Marital status S S M M M
Caste SK H H H H
Built TH TH OB MD MD
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- ophth) Sarcoidosis (Arthro) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- EN)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora
Normal Menses + +
Scanty Menses + +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal
Sterility
Family income Average Poor Good Good Good
Remedy 1 Ars iod Tuberculinum Pulsatilla Rhus Tox Rhus Tox
Remedy2 Iodium Rhus Tox Nat mur Pulsatilla
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Cured Cured Cured Relieved Relieved
S. No. 6 7 8 9 10 11
Case no. 14136 14165 14180 14252 14369 16658
Date of Reg. 22-06-2009 10-07-2009 21-08-2009 26-10-2009 11-11-2009 14-12-2009
Name SP AG SM SB PC UM
Sex F M M F M F
Age 56 38 34 32 48 57
Occupation HW W W NW W HW
Marital status M M M M M M
Caste H H H ML H H
Built OB OB MD MD MD TH
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-arthro) Sarcoidosis (Neuro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-Lymphatic) Sarcoidosis (Neuro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Cardio- Nephro-Pulmonary)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora Pseudo-psora
Normal Menses
Scanty Menses +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal + +
Sterility +
Family income Average Good Average Poor Average Good
Remedy 1 Pulsatilla Beryl met Lycopodium Pulsatilla Phosphorus Pulsatilla
Remedy2 Beryl  met Plumb met Beryl  met Thuja Pulsatilla Digitalis
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Pathological Pathological Pathological Constitutional Constitutional
Result Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved
S. No. 12 13 14 15 16

Legends

Case no. 16458 16921 16868 17319 14476
Date of Reg. 24-11-2009 01-05-2010 29-03-2010 03-12-2010 20-02-2010 Male= MaleF= Female

H= Hindu

Ml= Muslim

SK= Sikh

CH= Christian

SD= Student

HW= House wife

W= Working

NW= Not Working

M= Married

MW= Widow

S= Unmarried

OB= Obese

TH= Thin

MD= Moderate

Pulmo = Pulmonary

Cardio= Cardiological

Nephro= Nephrological

Neuro= Neurological

Arthro= Arthrological

Dermo= Dermatological

Ophth= Ophthalmological

EN= Erythema nodosum

Name JS KS AK DA PK
Sex F M F F F
Age 22 42 41 30 49
Occupation SD SD W HW W
Marital status S S M M M
Caste SK H M H H
Built TH TH OB MD MD
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- ophth) Sarcoidosis (Arthro) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- EN)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora
Normal Menses + +
Scanty Menses
Profuse menses + +
Postmenopausal
Sterility
Family income Average Poor Good Good Good
Remedy 1 Ars iod Tuberculinum Pulsatilla Rhus Tox Rhus Tox
Remedy2 Iodium Rhus Tox Nat mur Pulsatilla
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Cured Cured Cured Relieved Relieved
S. No. 17 18 19 20 21 22
Case no. 14918 14922 15069 14801 14733 14847
Date of Reg. 21-09-2010 22-09-2010 10-12-2010 24-07-2010 12-06-2010 21-08-2010
Name KM MF AP PS VG GB
Sex F M M F M F
Age 36 31 32 54 47 40
Occupation HW W W NW W HW
Marital status M M M M M M
Caste H M H ML H H
Built OB OB MD MD MD TH
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-arthro) Sarcoidosis (Neuro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-Lymphatic) Sarcoidosis (Neuro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Cardio- Nephro-Pulmonary)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora Pseudo-psora
Normal Menses
Scanty Menses +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal + +
Sterility
Family income Average Good Average Poor Average Good
Remedy 1 Pulsatilla Beryl met Lycopodium Pulsatilla Phosphorus Pulsatilla
Remedy2 Beryl  met Plumb met Beryl  met Thuja Pulsatilla Digitalis
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Pathological Pathological Pathological Constitutional Constitutional
Result Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved
S. No. 23 24 25 26 27

Legends

Case no. 16359 14318 28-05-2011 14643 14946
Date of Reg. 13-06-2011 09-10-2009 16316 03-05-2010 02-10-2010 Male= MaleF= Female

H= Hindu

Ml= Muslim

SK= Sikh

CH= Christian

SD= Student

HW= House wife

W= Working

NW= Not Working

M= Married

MW= Widow

S= Unmarried

OB= Obese

TH= Thin

MD= Moderate

Pulmo = Pulmonary

Cardio= Cardiological

Nephro= Nephrological

Neuro= Neurological

Arthro= Arthrological

Dermo= Dermatological

Ophth= Ophthalmological

EN= Erythema nodosum

Name AK P NG SR MM
Sex M F F F F
Age 28 4 25 29 41
Occupation SD SD W HW W
Marital status M S S M M
Caste SK H H H H
Built TH TH OB MD MD
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- ophth) Sarcoidosis (Arthro) Sarcoidosis (Arthro- EN)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora
Normal Menses + +
Scanty Menses +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal
Sterility
Family income Average Poor Good Good Good
Remedy 1 Ars iod Tuberculinum Pulsatilla Rhus Tox Rhus Tox
Remedy2 Iodium Rhus Tox Nat mur Pulsatilla
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Cured Cured Cured Relieved Relieved
S. No. 28 29 30 31 32 33
Case no. 16784 16225 16434 16289 16432 16224
Date of Reg. 11-02-2010 15-04-2011 05-01-2011 09-05-2011 19-07-2011 15-04-2011
Name K VK BG RB SM AK
Sex M M M M M M
Age 48 62 34 37 58 53
Occupation W W W NW W HW
Marital status M M M M M M
Caste H H H ML H H
Built OB OB MD MD MD TH
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-arthro) Sarcoidosis (Neuro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmo-Lymphatic) Sarcoidosis (Cardio) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Nephro-Pulmonary)
Miasm Sycosis Pseudo-psora Sycosis Psora Psora Pseudo-psora
Normal Menses
Scanty Menses
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal
Sterility
Family income Average Good Average Poor Average Good
Remedy 1 Pulsatilla Beryl met Lycopodium Pulsatilla Phosphorus Pulsatilla
Remedy2 Beryl  met Plumb met Beryl  met Thuja Pulsatilla Digitalis
Remedy3
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Pathological Pathological Pathological Constitutional Constitutional
Result Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved Relieved
S. No. 34 35 36 37 38  
Case no. 16571 16617 16682 16714 16757
Date of Reg. 18-09-2011 13-10-2011 31-10-2011 20-11-2011 13-12-2011 Male= MaleF= Female

H= Hindu

Ml= Muslim

SK= Sikh

CH= Christian

SD= Student

HW= House wife

W= Working

NW= Not Working

M= Married

MW= Widow

S= Unmarried

OB= Obese

TH= Thin

MD= Moderate

Pulmo = Pulmonary

Cardio= Cardiological

Nephro= Nephrological

Neuro= Neurological

Arthro= Arthrological

Dermo= Dermatological

Ophth= Ophthalmological

EN= Erythema nodosum

Name RS SJ R US UJ
Sex M M M F F
Age 51 47 42 49 56
Occupation W W W W HW
Marital status M M M M M
Caste H H H H H
Built TH MD TH TH OB
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis(Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis(Ophth) Sarcoidosis(Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis(Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis(Pulmonary- Artho)
Miasm Pseudopsora/ Sycosis Psora/ Syphilis Sycosis Psora/ Syphilis Psora/ sycosis
Normal Menses
Scanty Menses
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal + +
Sterility
Family income Average Good Average Good Good
Remedy 1 Thuja Aur met Pulsatilla Pulsatilla Argentum nit
Remedy2 Pulsatilla Gelsemium Sulphur Lycopodium Causticum
Remedy3 Bryonia Colchicum Oleander
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Cured Cured Cured Cured Relieved
S. No. 39 40 41 42 43 44
Case no. 16830 16932 17103 17363 17408 17448
Date of Reg. 23-09-2012 17-03-2012 30-05-2012 09-09-2012 23-09-2012 12-10-2012
Name SR SH SS AG AG NS
Sex F M M F F M
Age 52 32 46 37 36 56
Occupation HW W W HW W W
Marital status M M M M M M
Caste H MI H H H CH
Built MD MD MD TH TH MD
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis(ARTHR)) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary)
Miasm Sycosis/ Syphilis Psoa/ Sycosis Sycosis/ Syphilis Psoa/ Sycosis Psora/ Syphilis Pseudo-psora
Normal Menses +
Scanty Menses +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal +
Sterility
Family income Average Average Good Good Good Good
Remedy 1 Tuberculinum Lycopodium Medorrhinum Pulsatilla Tuberculinum Carcinosin
Remedy2 Dulcamara Causticum Pulsatilla Arnica Sulphur Phosphorus
Remedy3 Bryonia Carcinosin Pulsatilla
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Cured Cured Relieved Relieved Cured Relieved
S. No. 45 46 47 48 49 50
Case no. 17450 17453 17460 17464 17672 17993
Date of Reg. 13-10-2012 15-10-2012 17-10-2012 20-10-2012 25-12-2012 05-04-2013
Name JM RNS SPA JB NPS MV
Sex M M F F M F
Age 41 46 49 28 55 27
Occupation W W W W W HW
Marital status M M M M M M
Caste CH H SK H H H
Built MD TH Th TH OB TH
Diagnosis Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis(Arhtro) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary) Sarcoidosis (Pulmonary)
Miasm Sycosis/ Psora Psora/ Sycosis Sycosis/ Psora Sycosis Psora/ Syphilis Sycosis/ Pseudopsora
Normal Menses +
Scanty Menses +
Profuse menses
Postmenopausal +
Sterility
Family income Good Poor Good Average Good Average
Remedy 1 Tuberculinum Ignatia Beryllium met Carcinosin Tuberculinum Thuja
Remedy2 Natrum mur Ammonium mur Ruta grav Argentum nit Cicuta verosa Pusatilla
Remedy3 Arnica
Basis of Prescription Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional Constitutional
Result Relieved Relieved Cured Relieved Cured Relieved

Observations

On analyzing the master chart, the following observations are found-

Sex Male

24

Female

26

Age in years 0-10

1

11–20

1

21–30

11

31–40

11

41–50

15

51–60

10

61–70

1

Occupation Working

28

Nonworking

3

Housewife

13

Student

6

Marital status Married

44

Single

6

Separated

0

Caste Hindu

38

Muslim

6

Christian

2

Sikh

4

Built Thin

16

Moderate

23

Obese

11

Diagnosis Pulmonary

32

Arthropathy

14

Cardio

4

Nephro

3

Ophthalmic

4

Dermo

3

Neuro

5

Miasm Psora

18

Pseudopsora

9

Sycosis

20

Syphilis

6

With Menses Normal Menses

8

Scanty Menses

7

Profuse menses

2

Without Menses Postmenopausal

8

Sterility

1

Family income Good

24

Average

19

Poor

7

Remedies with First Remedy   Second Remedy      Third Remedy
Frequency of Use Ars iod

3

Iodium

3

Bryonia

2

Tuberculinum

7

Rhus tox

3

Colchicum

1

Pulsatilla

15

Natrum mur

4

Oleander

1

Rhus tox

6

Pulsatilla

9

Carcinosin

1

Beryllium met

4

Beryllium met

6

Pulsatilla

1

Lycopodium

4

Plumbum met

3

Arnica

1

Phosphorus

3

Thuja

3

Thuja

2

Digitalis

3

Aur met

1

Gelsemium

1

Argentum nit

1

Sulphur

2

Medorrhinum

1

Lycopodium

1

Carcinosin

2

Causticum

2

Ignatia

1

Dulcamara

1

Arnica

1

Phosphorus

1

Argentum nit

1

Cicuta verosa

1

Ammonium mur

1

Ruta

1

Basis of Prescription Constitutional

41

Pathological

9

Result Cured

19

Relieved

31

 

Discussions

Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Sex

Sarcoidosis was found more prevalent in Male patients (52%) than Females (48%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Age

Sarcoidosis was found most prevalent in age group 41-50 years (30%) and least in below 20 and above 60 years of ages (all 2%). Age groups 21-30, 31-40 and 51-60 showed almost equal prevalence (20-22 %).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Occupation

The prevalence of Sarcoidosis was mostly in working patients (56%), house wives (26%), Students (12%) and non-working ones (06%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Marital Status

Sarcoidosis was found more prevalent in married patients (88%) than single ones (12%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Caste

Sarcoidosis was found in mostly in Hindus (76%) and least in Christians (4%), in Muslims 12% and in Sikhs 8%. (As per Indian Population).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Physical Built

Sarcoidosis was found in moderate built individuals (46%), obese (22%), thin (32%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Diagnosis

The most frequent was Sarcoidosis pulmonary (49%), with arthritis (21%), skin lesions (5%), uveitis (6%), with Cardiac (6%), with Neuorological (8%) and with Nephrological manifestations (5%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Miasms

The most frequent miasm was found to be Sycosis (38%). Others being Psora (34%), Pseudopsora (17%) and Syphilis (11%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Menstrual History

Sarcoidosis was found most common in females with normal menses (31%) and in postmenopausal ones (31%). It was the least seen in nonmenstruating females including prepubertal cases (2%) and sterile ones (2%). In females with profuse menses, it was 7%.

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Family Income

Sarcoidosis seen most common in good family income group (48%), least in poor ones (14%) and moderate in average income group (38%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Choice of Remedies

 

First Remedy

The most indicated remedy in first prescription was Pulsatilla (30%), next Tuberculinum (14%) and the third one was Rhus tox (12%).

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Second Remedy

The most indicated remedy in second prescription was Pulsatilla (19%), next Beryllium met (13%) and then Natrum mur (9%).

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Third Remedy

The most indicated remedy in third prescription was Bryonia (29%), next Colchicum (15%) and then Oleander, Carcinosin, Pulsatilla and Arnica, all 14%.

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Prevalence of Sarcoidosis on basis of Basis of Prescription

Most of the cures of Sarcoidosis were seen with constitutional treatment (82%) pathological prescribing (18%).

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Basis of Prescription

38% os Sarcoidosis cases were cured and 62% relieved. There was no case which was not relieved with Homoeopathy.

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Prevalance of Sarcoidosis on basis of Basis of Prescription

The highiest percentage of cure was in Sycosis (22%) with 22% relieved, Psora 12% cured and 32% relieved, Syhilis 10% cured with 2% relieved and Pseudopsora 8% curedwith 16% relieved.

Miasm

Cure

Relief

Psora

6

16

Pseudopsora

4

8

Sycosis

11

11

Syphilis

5

1

Prevalance of Remedies on basis of Basis of frequency of indication

Remedies used

Cure

Relief

Score (10 for Cure + 5 for Relief)

Pulsatilla

7

18

160

Tuberculinum

6

1

65

Rhus tox

3

6

60

Beryllium met

1

9

55

Lycopodium

2

3

35

Thuja

1

5

35

Ars iod

3

30

Iodium

3

30

Bryonia

2

20

Natrum mur

4

20

Phosphorus

4

20

Sulphur

2

20

Arnica

1

1

15

Carcinosin

3

15

Causticum

1

1

15

Plumbum met

3

15

Argentum nit

2

10

Aur met

1

10

Cicuta verosa

1

10

Colchicum

1

10

Digitalis

2

10

Dulcamara

1

10

Gelsemium

1

10

Ruta

1

10

Ammonium mur

1

5

Ignatia

1

5

Medorrhinum

1

5

Oleander

1

5

Grades of the remedies as per frequency of indication in this study were Pulsatilla > Tuberculinum > Rhus tox > Beryllium met > Lycopodium > Thuja > Ars iod > Iodium > Bryonia > Natrum mur > Phosphorus > Sulphur > Arnica > Carcinosin > Causticum > Plumbum met > Argentum nit > Aur met > Cicuta verosa > Colchicum > Digitalis > Dulcamara > Gelsemium > Ruta > Ammonium mur > Ignatia > Medorrhinum > Oleander.

Thus, we can see that Pulsatilla was the most important and most indicated remedy in Sarcoidosis.

Prevalance of Remedies on basis of Basis of result

Remedies used

Cure

Relief

Score

= {(10 for Cure + 5 for Relief)/

no. of cases}

Ars iod

3

10

Iodium

3

10

Bryonia

2

10

Sulphur

2

10

Aur met

1

10

Cicuta verosa

1

10

Colchicum

1

10

Dulcamara

1

10

Gelsemium

1

10

Ruta

1

10

Tuberculinum

6

1

9.28

Arnica

1

1

7.5

Causticum

1

1

7.5

Lycopodium

2

3

7

Rhus tox

3

6

6.66

Pulsatilla

7

18

6.4

Thuja

1

5

5.83

Beryllium met

1

9

5.5

Natrum mur

4

5

Phosphorus

4

5

Carcinosin

3

5

Plumbum met

3

5

Argentum nit

2

5

Digitalis

2

5

Ammonium mur

1

5

Ignatia

1

5

Medorrhinum

1

5

Oleander

1

5

Thus we can clearly see that the most effective cures are met with Ars iod, Iodium, Bryonia, Sulphur, Aur met, Cicuta verosa, Colchicum, Dulcamara, Gelsemium and Ruta.

The next important remedies are Tuberculinum, Arnica, Causticum, Lycopodium, Rhus tox, Pulsatilla, Thuja, Beryllium met.

Other ones are Natrum mur, Phosphorus, Carcinosin, Plumbum met, Argentum nit, Digitalis, Ammonium mur, Ignatia, Medorrhinum, Oleander.

Conclusion

The above study confirms the efficacy of Homoeopathy in treatment of Sarcoidosis in all stages and all types, with amazing success when applied as per laws of similia and proves its superiority among all the existing streams of treatment.

All the reports and details of every patient are kept secret to avoid disclosure of their identity and can be seen in our records if needed.

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About the author

Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma, M.D. (Hom) practices in Uttaranchal, India. He is CMD of the Homoeo Cure & Research Institute since 1994. He is also the founder of Hindi Vikas Kalyan Samiti, Kashipur JCs, Homoeo Cure & Research Institute.
Dr. Sharma's articles and cases have been published in newsletters and online journals. He has been honored with the Bhartiya Chikitsak Ratna Award 2007, Mother India Award for Udyog Pratibha 2007, Kashipur Gaurav Award 2005, Best International Feature Award 2003 etc. etc. Presently he is practicing at HCRC Pvt. Ltd., Kashipur- Uttaranchal (INDIA).

7 Comments

  • Fantastic work, analysis and presentation about treatment for this silent killer.
    Congratulations.

  • Hi

    I Just read your entire post. My mother has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. It’s been a yr since she is on steroid prednisone…There has been some improvement but there are side effects and her cough keeps coming back…I want to know if there is some drug in homeopathy that can help her…

  • My son 30 years suffering sarcoidosis with granuloma in lungs liver kidney and diabetes type 1 bilirubin level 4.7 . Pl suggest treatment

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