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

A Tip of the Hat to Lycopodium

If a patient complains of a headache, no matter of what kind and if the headache is distinctly better by taking off the hat or other covering, Lycopodium will probably be the remedy. Also, better from warm drinks, right sided, or symptoms move from right to left, aggravation 4-8pm.

Mutinism of Childhood

Lycopodium and Agraphis. Agraphis has mutinism unconnected with deafness.

Materia Medica – Dr. William Boericke – Thanks to Cynthia Gaskhill U.S.
Dangerous Deserts

Gastritis in Arsenicum children may be brought on by ice cream. A mixture of fruit and ice cream is particularly dangerous for Arsenicum children.

Children’s types -Dr. D.M. Borland – Thanks to Joseph Murray – Scotland
Weakness from Loss of Sleep

Top remedies :

CARCINOSIN – Warm blooded, sympathetic, over-responsible, craves chocolate.

COCCULUS -Aversion to open air, nausea from odor of food, worse passive motion.

Cypripedium -Children nervous from teething or intestinal troubles, wakeful and begins to laugh and play, cries out at night.

Hydrastis – Constipation without urging, weak digestion, stringy thick yellow discharges.

Ipecacuahna – Nausea with clean tongue, excess salivation, worse from warmth, thirstless

Kreosotum – Chilly, worse from cold, worse dentition, eating. Burning sensations.

Natrum Muriaticum – Silent grief, desires salt, worse from the sun, from heat, from sympathy.

Pulsatilla -Better open air, thirstless, desires sympathy, bland discharges.

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – R. Murphy / M.M. Wm Boericke

Have a Heart

“Calcarea Fluoricum removes fibroid deposits about the endocardium and restores normal endocardial structure.”

Eli G.Jones MD – Reported in Materia Medica by William Boericke – Thanks to Elizabeth Bell, U.S.

Ischemic Heart Disease

Remedies which are curative or give long lasting relief :

Arnica, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Amonium carb, Apis, Argentum nit., Aurum, Chelidonium, Hepar sulph, Kali carb, Kalmia, Lithium carb, Phosphorus, Tabacum, Theridon.

A Textbook of Homeopathic Therapeutics -Diseases of the Cardio Vascular System -Prakash Vakil – Thanks to Thomas Wasko U.K.

Easy on the Silica

You will use a lot of Silica when you want to open an abscess. But you want to be careful, because you may be opening it up for three years!

Talks on Classical Homeopathy – George Vithoulkas – Thanks to K. Eckert – Canada

Growing Corn

A patient came to me with a corn over sole and swelling, as well as severe pain. It was difficult to know from him how he got any get relief. With his other history I prescribed Arnica 2 ( one tea spoonful for 3 days) which totally cured.

Thanks to Dr. Iqbal Jillul Majid – Bangladesh

A Pressing Engagement

Pareira Brava – Chondrodendron Tomentosum (Virgin-vine). Urinary symptoms are most important. Urinary – Can emit urine only when he goes on his knees, pressing head firmly against the floor. Constant urging, pain down thighs. Tincture to 3rd potency.

M.M. -Dr. Wm. Boericke Thanks to Ivy Meyer, USA

Another Look at Aurum

“Many prescribers shun Aurum if suicidal feelings are not present. However, many cases which require Aurum have no suicidal intent, nor even conscious depression. Instead, the patient presents as an overly serious and polished individual with abnormal focus on career and achievement.”

Desktop Guide – Roger Morrison Thanks to Edna Sivak, Israel
A Wrecker of Families

“There is a state in which a man is never satisfied with one woman, but continually changes and goes from bad to worse until he is a debauchee. Or, a man takes an aversion to his children, friends and wife. He wants to go somewhere else, away from home, is disturbed at home, everything annoys him, he no longer loves his children as he once did. He needs fluoric acid.”

Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica – James Tyler Kent – Thanks to Zinah Hafeez, Pakistan
Two Types of Acutes

1. Those that are miasmatic, which are true diseases (eg. measles, scarlet fever , whooping cough). These acute miasms have a distinct course to run. Chronic miasms are the fundamental cause of the acute miasms.

2. Those that may be called mimicking sickness: Living in damp houses, grief, bad clothing etc., external causes, such as when removed, the patient recovers.

Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy – James Tyler Kent
Sulphuric Acid – A Real Bruiser

Sulphuric Acid is useful as a traumatic remedy. It may be used for bruises of soft parts after Arnica; in bruises of glands after Conium; in injuries of bones after Ruta and when there are long-lasting black and blue spots with soreness and stiffness.

Clinical Material Medica – E.A. Farrington
Acute Hepatitis

Homoeopathically, in all cases of suspected viral hepatitis, irrespective of type (A, B, or E) give: Phosphorus 6 every six hours. To this may be added Hepatitis AB nosode 30, every six hours.

The World Manual of Homeopathy – Dr.Colin Lessell

Boenninghausen Compared to Kent


Generalization on a grand scale, Prime importance of modalities, High evaluation of concomitants, Importance of Physical Generals, Use of mentals for differentiation.


Prime importance of the mental state, Limited generalization, Physical generals (and modalities) relegated to second stage, Characteristic particulars considered at final stage.

Principles and Practice of Homeopathy – Dr. L.D. Dhwale -Thanks to R. Montalvo, Spain

Cooking up a Problem

Cooking in Aluminum vessels has deleterious effects on health. Cadmium oxide in potency is reputed to be the most rapid antidote to the bad effects of eating food cooked in Aluminum vessels.

Introduction to Homoeopathic Prescribing – S.M.Gunavante -Thanks to Andrew Roy, Australia

Carduus Marianus

Carduus marianus when the left lobe of the liver is affected. It should be given in mother tincture in 5 -10 drop doses. Relieves pains of cancer in liver. Jaundice with dull headache, vomiting and nausea. Urine golden yellow. Liver spots is a special indication.

Select Your remedy – Dr. Bishamber Das
Kali Arsenicum

Often confused with Phosphorus (sympathy) and Arsenicum ( anxiety). They become hypersensitive to their surroundings , can feel energy and light like phosphorus. Fears heart attack, being alone, crowds, claustrophobia. Sleeps on left side holding the heart. Chilly, aggravation 1-3am, Swelling of lower eyelids.

Fundamentals of Materia Medica – Robin Murphy, ND

Chilly, colds hands and feet. Constant desire for food, especially milk, to relive gastric discomfort. Sudden edema of face, lips tongue. Intolerable itching worse from warmth. Irritable, irresolute, despondent. In pain, lies perfectly still and responds to questions with “Yes” or “No”. Shuddering, trembling, constant yawning. Herpes Zoster, Impetigo, Vaccination eczema.

Studies of Homeopathic Remedies – Dr. Douglas Gibson

Silica in Pulmonary Abscess

If there is a small abscess in the lung with no tendency to heal, Silica brings about repair, causes contraction of its walls.

Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica -Dr. James Tyler Kent



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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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