Tips and Secrets

January 2017 Tips & Secrets

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

Homeopathy tips from J.T Kent on Epidemic dysentery and small remedies from A.L Blckwood.

GoodNews!  Barcelona Masters to Continue

The Barcelona Masters course in homeopathic medicine, previously cancelled by the Dean of the University of Barcelona, is set to continue. The AMHB will offer the Masters in homeopathic medicine commencing in September. The program and teaching staff will remain the same as previous years. Students that graduate can apply to receive the ECH diploma and in addition are able to sit the MFHom exam of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

European Congress for Homeopathy

Around 500 people from 50 countries, including medical doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, researchers, patients and policymakers attended the first European Congress for Homeopathy in Vienna on 17-19 November 2016. The Congress was jointly organized by the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH), the European Federation of Homeopathic Patients’ Associations (EFHPA) and the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy (IAVH).

Three tips from Dr. W.A. Dewey

Zincum phosphide

Zincum phosphide is also a suitable remedy for brain fatigue of businessmen who become haggard, pale, sleepless and suffer from depression of spirits and worry.

Veratrum Viride

Veratrum viride – Dr. Elliot considers Veratrum viride in the lower potencies our best remedy in acute meningitis. Intense cerebral congestion, rapid pulse, tendency to convulsions, followed by prostration.


Rhus Tox is our best remedy in secondary parotitis. The left side is more apt to be affected.


Dr. Burt says that no remedy can equal Collinsonia in obstinate cases of hemorrhoids. The indicating symptom is chiefly a sensation of sticks in the rectum.

Practical  Homoeopathic Therapeutics – Ed. W. A. Dewey, M. D. (1901)

Homeopathic Remedies Produce Apoptosis in CA Cells

A new study published in The International Journal of Oncology demonstrated the molecular mechanism underlying the apoptogenic effect of the homeopathic remedy Sulphur, in non-small cell lung carcinoma cells.

Some Tips from Dr. J.T. Kent

Epidemic Dysentery

Your first prescription should cure in epidemic dysentery, and if you work cautiously you will cure every case. It is a very simple condition to cure, but a very bad thing to get mixed up. Do not give Arsenic just because it conforms to the dysenteric condition, for if it does not cure, it will mix up the case. Hesitate about giving Ars. in dysentery until you are perfectly sure it is indicated.

Cheese will do it!

The Oxalic acid patient cannot eat strawberries. If you ever have a patient get sick from eating strawberries, tomatoes or oysters, and you have no homoeopathic remedies at hand, it is a good thing to remember that cheese will digest strawberries or tomatoes or oysters in a few minutes.


No remedy has a greater irritation in the bladder and along the urinary tract than Belladonna. The urging to urinate is constant. The urine dribbles, and it burns intensely along the whole length of the urethra. The whole urinary tract is in a state of irritation.


Mercurius is a great remedy in children with epileptiform fits, twitching and disorderly motions. It will help children to grow out of these in coordinate angular movements of the hands and feet.


Apis is a great remedy after scarlet fever to ward off or cure hydrocephalus.

J.T. Kent – Materia Medica

Small Remedy Tips from Dr. A.L. Blackwood


Indicated in renal colic and vesicle calculi, when there is a shower of small light colored calculi, and most excruciating pain at the close of urination.  Also useful in marasmus when the neck is greatly emaciated and the skin all over the body lies in folds.

Senecio Aureus

This remedy is indicated in atonic states of the reproductive organs. The uterus is enlarged, uterine or cervical leucorrhcea replaces the menses. Menses are retarded and scanty or suppressed as a result of cold.

Ovi Gallinje Pellicula -Membrane inside a Hen’s egg.

This remedy is indicated when there is a dull heavy aching pain in the region of the heart, which at times extends to the left ovary.

Solaninum Aceticum

It is useful in threatened paralysis of the lung in the aged and in children. Old people have to cough for a long time to raise the sputum.

  1. L. Blackwood, M. D. – A Manual of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacology (1906)

Drexel College of Medicine

In the U.S., Drexel’s College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions grew out of the Hahnemann Medical College (the first of its kind in America to offer an MD in homeopathy)

Four Tips from Dr. H. C. Allen

Sanguinaria  –  Bloodroot

After Belladonna fails in Scarlatina.  Severe cough after whooping-cough; the cough returns every time patient takes cold.

Benzoic Acid

A gouty, rheumatic diathesis engrafted on a gonorrhceal or syphilitic patient. Gouty concretions. Arthritis affects all the joints, especially the knee. Cracking on motion. Nodosities.

Murex Purpurea -A Mollusk

Least contact of parts, causes violent sexual excitement. Bearing down sensation, as if internal organs would be pushed out. One must sit down and cross limbs to ameliorate pressure ( without sexual desire = Sep.)

Tuberculinum -Ezcema

Pus (with bacilli) from tubercular abscess. Emaciation rapid and pronounced, losing flesh while eating well (Abrot, Calc, Con., Iod., Nat.).  Melancholy, despondent, taciturn. Eczema over entire body, itching intense, < at night when undressing, from bathing. Immense quantities of white bran-like scales

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

Calcarea Carbonica

It is a great corrector of malnutrition, manifested either by emaciation or excessive obesity. The pale, wrinkled face in the one case, and the colorless, bloated visage in the other, are equally characteristic of this remedy

A System of Medicine Based Upon the Law of Homoeopathy – Edited By H. R. Arndt, M.D.

Six Tips from Dr. E.A. Farrington

Silica and Fluoric Acid

Silica and Fluoric Acid are complementary, and  you will frequently find in  bone disease, that  you will have to give one after the other.

Calc Phos

When a fistula in ano has been operated on and other affections follow, Calcarea phos. is the remedy.


Trillium controls hemorrhage when the flow is either bright red or dark, and occurs in women who flood after every labor.

Hamamelis in Varicocele

Varicocele has been cured by Hamamelis applied externally and taken internally.  The great characteristic of this drug, and that which makes its choice certain, is soreness of the affected part.  I have often made use of the drug in pregnancy, when varicose veins appeared over the abdomen, and when the patient could not make any motion without experiencing a bruised sore feeling.


The Selenium patient is aroused from sleep and is then wide awake, and is not ready to fall asleep again. Wakes one hour early. (Farrington and Complete Repertory).

Kali bromatum

I do not believe that Kali bromatum ever cured epilepsy.  In almost all cases in which it has been given, it has not cured but simply suppressed the disease, and thus has produced a worse condition than the one previously existing, namely, imbecility.

Dr. E.A. Farrington – Clinical  Materia Medica

Sri Lanka updates Its Homeopathy Act

The Homoeopathy Bill was presented by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on June 7, 2016 . The new Act provides for the establishment of a Homoeopathic Medical Council; for the registration of Homoeopathic Practitioners and Homoeopathic Pharmacists and for the registration and regulation of Homoeopathic Institutions to promote, foster, and regulate the Homoeopathic system of medicine.

About the author

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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