About fishes, it is revealed that they lay eggs at a particular time during full moon. Each fish lays thousands of eggs on the seashore and swims back in the current. It has been observed that soon after the eggs convert into little fishes and reach the ocean they flock around their own mother. Millions and millions of fish and thousand times more new growths do not fail to reach their respective places. It is all by natural intuition.
The science of homeopathy also seeks personal intimacy which later on converts into natural intuition. It is only when we see things superficially without love and nearness does the confusion creep in and we feel trapped in the network of symptoms. If we are careful with a bit of devotion, the science unfolds its glory and we find it absolutely uncomplicated.
“Individualization” is one of the words which is widely used in homeopathy. Homeopathy recognizes the individuality of each patient by the process of case taking. Constitutional remedies are then given to the patient by going through the long process of detailed case-receiving and individualization of the patient as well as the remedies. There is little use of “illness-specific” remedies in homeopathy; but, there are certain situations where we cannot overlook their use. In emergency situations when we don’t have time to take a detailed case or when the patient’s condition is deteriorating, there may not be time to take a case history. In such cases we have to rely on specific remedies. In this regard, below is a list of remedies with some of the specific symptoms which they are known for:
|Sudden chest congestion due to dry cold winds, restlessness, great thirst for cold drinks; tremendous fear/panic
|Milky white tongue
|Eyes and nose water profusely; sneezing
|Strains with soft stool, tired and weak
|Oedema, scanty urine, feels hot
|Opthalmia, fluttering stools, loud eructations, ailments from too much chocolate, sweets, candy
|Soreness, fatigue, effects of injury, blunt trauma
|Aggravation 1 a.m., extremely weak, anxious and restless; food poisoning/diarrhea
|Head hot, painful, sudden onset of complaints, high fever
|The slightest movement aggravates
|Flatulence and burping which relieves; weak, better draft of air though chilly
|Weak. Flatulence, bloating and burping which does not relieve. Worse draft of air.
|Spasms. General amelioration from cold drinks
|Frequent burning urination
|Grits teeth, bores fingers into nose
|Feeling of constriction
|Impaired nutrition, irregular bone development
|Glands hard, varicose veins, hard bony growths
|Stormy temper, irritable
|Crampy pains, person bends double from cramps; Sciatica, usually right sided, better lying on the painful side
|Pulse very slow
|Nettle rash, diarrhea, eye inflameld by damp cold, ailments from cold, damp weather
|Head, neck throbs, sunstroke/heatstroke
|Ptosis, profuse urination which ameliorates, weakness, apathetic to his condition
|Sticky, honey-like oozing from eruptions, cracks in skin, constipation
|Inflamed part extremely sensitive to touch
|Nerve centres crushed or affected
|Acidity, vomiting and headache
|Glands (except breast) swell
|Changeable moods, effects of grief
|Aggravation 3 a.m.
|Tenesmus (constant urging)
|Cramping pains – amelioration from heat
|Mouth blisters, anal fissures
|Frequent urge for stool-urination
|Constipation with no urge
|Nervous debility, diarrhea
|Styes, frequent urination, throws things when angry, trembles from anger, cystitis after sex.
|Burning in patches, standing is uncomfortable
|Colic, vomiting, loose stools, cold sweat on forehead
These are some of the homeopathic remedies with their specific indications which can help us to bring immediate relief to the patient in cases of emergency. By giving immediate relief to the patient we can win their trust over to homeopathy and us. But a homeopath can never become solely dependent on the specific remedies because only constitutional remedies can help us to get the permanent cure of the disease!!