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Homeopathy Tips and News Items – November 2022

Homeopathy Tips from the Masters and important news. Some grand characteristics from William H. Burt, M. D. (1895), Tips from H.C. Allen M.D., and Health Minister of Germany wants remove homeopathy from the health system.

Some Tips from Henry C. Allen, M.D. – 1836-1909


Variolinum – As a preventive of smallpox, it is far superior to crude vaccination and absolutely safe from the sequelae, especially septic and tubercular infection.

Tarantula – Slight touch along the spine provokes spasmodic pain in the chest and cardiac region.

Syphilinum – Teeth decay at edge of gum and break off. Craving alcohol, in any form. Hereditary tendency to alcoholism (Asar., Psor., Tuber., Sulph., Sulph. ac).

Aethusa Cynapium – Epileptic spasms, with clenched thumbs, red face, eyes turned downwards, pupils fixed and dilated, foam at the mouth, jaws locked, pulse small, hard, quick.

Tuberculinum bacillinum – When Psorinum, Sulphur., or the best-selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve. Follows Psorinum. As a constitutional remedy in hay fever, asthma.

Agnus Castus – Premature old age, melancholy, apathy, mental distraction, self-contempt, arising in young persons from abuse of the sexual powers, seminal losses.

Veratrum Album –  Mania with a desire to cut and tear everything, especially clothes (Taran.), lascivious talk, amorous or religious (Hyos., Stram.). Attacks of fainting from least exertion (Carbo v., Sulph.).

Hepar Sulph renders patients less susceptible to atmospheric changes and cold air.

Thuja – Headache as if a nail had been driven into the parietal bone (Coff, Ign.)

Hyoscyamus – Convulsions of children from fright or the irritation of intestinal worms (Cina).

Podophyllum antidotes the bad effects of mercury

Causticum – Cannot cover too warmly, but warmth does not ameliorate.

Aconite should never be given simply to control the fever, never alternated with other drugs for that purpose. If it be a case requiring Aconite no other drug is needed. Aconite will cure the case.

Phytolacca has pains flying like electric shocks rapidly shifting (Lac c, Puls.) ; worse from motion and at night. Entire indifference to life; sure she will die. Irresistible desire to bite the teeth or gums together

Euphrasia – Bad effects from falls, contusions or mechanical injuries of external parts (Arn).

Picric Acid has small boils in any part of the body, especially in external auditory canal.  Burning along the spine and great weakness of spine and back; softening of cord (Phos., Zinc).

Ammonium Carbonicum – Stout, fleshy women with various troubles in consequence of leading a sedentary life. Readily catch cold in winter.  Children dislike washing (Ant. a, Sulph.).

Caladium – Mosquito and insect bites burn and itch, intensely.

Calc Ars – The slightest emotion causes palpitation of heart (Lith. c).

Graphites – Excessive cautiousness, timid, hesitates, unable to decide about anything (Puls.).

Borax- Children awake suddenly, screaming and grasping sides of cradle, without apparent cause (Apis, Cina, Stram.).

Aloe Socotrina – Adapted to indolent, “weary” persons; averse to either mental or physical labor. Mental labor fatigues

Keynotes and Characteristics – H. C. Allen, M.D.


German health minister calls to cut state-funded homeopathy

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said that homeopathic medicine has no place in the science-based statutory health insurance system and called for it to be  cut.  “For that reason, we are going to reassess if homeopathy should be removed as a benefit of statutory healthcare.”

Editor’s note: According to a 2020 study conducted by social research institute Forsa, more than half of Germans have used homeopathy and 70 percent are open to it.


Some grand characteristics -William H. Burt, M. D. -1895 


Helleborus Niger – Slow comprehension, soporous sleep with screaming and starting. Shocks pass through the brain like electricity.

Cinchona – Complete deafness, from malaria or loss of vital fluids.Throbbing headache, as if the brain would burst, with roaring noises in the  ears, after hemorrhage, or loss of vital fluid.

Cocculus – Great intolerance of fresh air. Trembling  of the  hands. The  knees threaten to sink  from weakness.

Hepar Sulph – Chronic hepatization of  the  lungs. Head and chest perspire  constantly, sweats day and night

Ignatia – Prolapsus of the rectum from slight straining at stool; sharp pains from piles.

Iodum – A remarkable and unaccountable sense of weakness, and loss of breath in going up stairs. Great dwindling away of the mammae,

Ipecacuanha – Incessant and moist spasmodic cough, with every breath, in delicate children, and great paleness of the face, with nausea.

Kali Carbonicum –  Much weakness  and weariness of the chest. Copious night sweats, without relief.

Argentum Nitricum – In thin, scrawny people having a dried-up appearance, looking like mummies. A feeling as if the body, or some part of it, was expanding.

Apis Mellifica – Waxy paleness of the skin; hands, legs, and feet greatly swollen, almost transparent, great oedema.

William H. Burt, M. D. -1895 –  Characteristic Materia Medica Memorizer

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Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

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  • Asking for a friend with Charcot Tooth disease. Any help with homeopathy – leg wasting, nerve paralysis etc. Man in his early 60’s has to now wear leg braces

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