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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
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
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
“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 www.healgently.com. Questions and comments are welcome at [email protected]