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Remember, a tip is not the whole iceberg! Use these tips as part of a totality of symptoms. Let them inspire further research. Using specifics (“take this for that”) in isolation may prove disappointing and can lead to suppression.

These are the tips of our readers and do not necessarily express the views of or ‘Homeopathy for Everyone’.

Medorrhinum Children

Medorrhinum should be considered for children who appear stunted in physical, emotional or mental development. Medorrhinum infants may have difficulty falling asleep, being too restless to relax. Faces may have spider hemangiomas. They may be classified as having failure to thrive with a big appetite.

The Homeopathic Treatment of Children – Dr. Paul Herscu

Thanks to Roy Gershon

Capsicum Children

The typical Capsicum child is fat, lazy, somewhat obstinate and clumsy in movements. I have never seen a neat Capsicum child. Very forgetful, touchy, easily offended and irritated. Poor memory, slow learning in school and dislike of being away from home. Sore throats with high fever, flushed face, thirsty for cold drinks.

Children’s Constitutional Types – Douglas Boreland

Thanks to Alain Chabon – France

Tuberculinum Children

The Tuberculinum Child will find out your most prized possession and break it. When you are about to go somewhere, he will throw an uncontrollable tantrum just to spoil your plans. Inside he many wonder why he does these things, but he cannot control himself.

The Essence of Materia Medica -George Vithoulkas

Thanks to : Candace Peterson – Canada

Important Remedy

“It is particularly important to be accurate in diluting for D-potencies, as a 1+10 dilution instead of a 1+9 will not potentise.”

Homeopathy – How It Works and How It Is Done – Article by Cyril W. Smith

Another Use for Aconite

You should remember Aconite in incarcerated Hernia, when inflammation has started in the strangulated bowel, with burning pain in the affected area. Also, vomiting of bile, great anxiety and cold sweat.

Dr. E. A. Farrington – Lectures on Clinical Materia Medica

Thanks to Tatiana Vodianova

Remedies for Blonds, Brunettes, Thin or Fat People

Certain constitutions are mentioned in connection with a remedy as being best suited to it, but it must not be inferred that no action will result in others when the symptoms agree.

Dr. J.T. Kent – Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica

Caution with Tuberculinum

Tuberculinum Bovinum – This remedy should not be given when the heart is weak.

Dr. S.R. Phatak – Materia Medica of Medicines

Nosodes to the Rescue

If a case of an acute disease is slow in convalescesence, apt to relapse, a dose or two of its nosode will work wonders. For example, Pneumococcin for lobar pneumonia that is slow to resolve, or Morbillinum for a case of measles where chest catarral symptoms are persisteint.

An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Homeopathy -Charles Wheeler MD

Thanks to Thomas Rushfield – UK

Sulphur and Vaccines

“In the early days of vaccination it was found that the action of Sulphur was decidedly adverse to the receptivity of vaccines. According to Dr. Tierney, Dr. Jenner failed in vaccinating thirty soldiers, all under treatment by Sulphur” (Robin Murphys’s Keynotes of the MM).

Thanks to: Katja Schütt (Germany)

Post Partum Infection

Pyrogenium is unrivalled in its ability to prevent or reverse incipient or threatening post partum infections associated with retained decidual or placental fragments. If the lochia turns foul or the woman develops fever or chills a few days after giving birth, Pyrogenium 200 will abort the illness.

Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Childbirth – Richard Moskowitz MD.

Hair of the Dog

Tabacum 200 stops intense hankering for tobacco, after it has been given up.

Dr. T P Chaterjee – My Random Notes on Homeopathic Remedies

Ah, My Pet

Paeonia is my pet medicine for ulcerative haemmorroids. I also give Ratania.

Thanks to : R. Venkateswaran

Save the patient!

Guess the remedy and then go to the end of TIPS* and see what you treated!

Nausea, fainting, black vomit, burning in stomach, thirst for small sips of water, restless, anxious, fear of being alone, exhausted.

Move Over Ruta

For headache due to eye strain, Ruta was the standard remedy. Since Onosmodium is proved, I can confidently say that this drug has cured more cases of headache associated with eyestrain, than any other remedy.

Therapeutics of Acute Diseases -Dr. Franz Hartmann

Thanks to William Gershon – U.S.

How Prepared are You?

A well stocked homeopathic kit will have 100% of the remedies most often used for pneumonia. It will have most of the remedies often used for Anthrax, Smallpox ( except the nosodes) and Peritonitis.

The Nose Knows

Psora greatly increases the sensibility of smell. Psoric patients are troubled with the odors of cooking, flowers, paints etc. Tubercular patients hemorrhage from the nose. A red nose with enlarged capillaries depends on a sycotic element. The bones of the nose are never destroyed by another miasm than syphilis.

A Comparative Study of Chronic Miasms – Dr. Y.R. Agrawal.

Thanks to Arthur Heller – Canada

Good Work if You Can Get It

While living in Paris, Samuel and Melanie Hahneman’s patients included Lord Elgin, Lady Kinard, Baron Rothschild and Johan Goetha.


One in five patients who died in the Intensive Care at a leading U.S. hospital, was misdiagnosed. In some cases the error was so great, that the patient might otherwise have survived.

USA TODAY 2/20/01

A Very Inexact Science

The error rate for misreading radiological reports (x-rays etc.) is between 10-90%. The average error rate among radiologists is 30%.

Missed Radiologic Diagnosis: Medico-Legal and Ethical Considerations – Leonard Berlin, MD FACR, American Journal of Radiology -July 1994

Don’t Swallow That Pill!

If you are in a U.S. hospital, your chances of being given the wrong medicine or the wrong dose on any given day are….. 100% !

One in 20 of all those admitted to hospital in the U.S., contract serious infections while in the hospital. These infections are a leading cause of death in this country

Institute of Medicine Study -“To Err is Human” 7/20/06

* Save the patient! Answer: If you guessed Arsenicum, Congratulations! You just correctly prescribed for a case of Yellow Fever.


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Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath and educator. He is the author of Homeopathy: An A to Z Home Handbook. You can visit his website at Questions and comments are welcome at [email protected]

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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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