Tips and Secrets


TIPS and SECRETS – Tips on Necrotizing Fasciitis, Impetigo, Cadmium and much more.

We invite you to send in your favorite Tips and Secrets on homeopathy. We will publish a select group each month, acknowledging the sender. They may be based on your own experience or taken from homeopathic literature. Please identify the source of your information and your name and country. Send your tips to us at [email protected]

Cerebral Stroke – Magic

56 yr old female with cerebral stroke went into coma. After 30 days allopathic specialists declared the case hopeless. Homeopathic case taken by Dr. A.D. Nikam. Symptoms: Sudden unconsciousness, eyes turned upward. Prior to coma : loss of appetite and speech. Prior to stroke : Desired sweets and meat, but < from meat. Fastidious for cleanliness, desired company, affectionate, sympathetic, anxiety for others, industrious, desired to be covered but also fanned. Chilly person. Miasm : Syphilitic
Remedy: Arsenicum 30 in water. Within two days she began moving her eyes and blinking and made efforts to speak. After one week, talking with others, moving her neck and asking for food. In one month, walking with support. Shortly thereafter, recovery of all mental functions.

Homeopathic Hospital? Yes! – Dr. Amarsinha D.Nikam


For all types of impetigo in children, even the severest ones, which do not itch, Cicuta is the most probable remedy.

Thanks to – Prof. P. Guha -Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology.

Physical Exertion Ameliorates

Top Remedies (3) Lilium tigrinum (2), Rhus tox, Sepia, Hepar, Ignatia

Constantly Changing Symptoms

(3) Carcinosin, Medorrhinum, Pulsatilla. (2) Lac caninum, (1) Cimicifuga, Kali bichromicum, Moschus, Sanicula, Tuberculinum

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – Robin Murphy

Don’t Take That Abuse!

Abuse of Salt – Ars a., Carbo vegetabilis, Natrum mur., Nit. Sp. d., Phos
Abuse of Sugar – Merc v., Nat p.
Abuse of drugs in general – Aloe, Hydr, Nux v. Teucrium
Abuse of Cod liver oil – Hepar
Abuse of condiments – Nux v.

Materia Medica with Repertory – William Boericke

Saw Palmetto for Prostate

For enlarged prostate. Difficult urination, inability to pass water without the use of catheter (especially in old men), take 5 drops of tincture of Sabal serrulata twice a day.

Sexual Ills and Diseases – Dr. EP Anshutz – Thanks to R. Sharma – India

Necrotizing Fasciitis

As we are confronted lately with the results of overuse of antibiotics, homeopathy stands before a great challenge. About necrotizing fasciitis, a strong syphilitic condition with early necrosis and death, I was thinking of Cantharis. Kent writes: “The most important feature of this medicine is the inflammatory condition, and the most important characteristic in the inflammation is the rapidity with which it develops into a gangrenous state. Inflammatory conditions follow a definite course for days, but when this medicine is put upon the part internally, the inflammatory state terminates in death of the part with great rapidity.”
(Editors’s note : Other remedies for necrotizing fasciitis include Bell, Tarentula c., Lachesis, Crot. h., Rhus tox, Arsenicum a. )

Thanks to Eddy Thielens, MD Belgium

A Storm is Coming

Rhodendendron – Worse before a storm and during cold damp or windy weather, getting wet, night towards morning, rest. Fear of thunder, forgets what he’s talking about, brain as if in a fog. Sensitive to electric changes. Tinnitus with vertigo. Rheumatic tearing pain in limbs with swollen joints. Pains wander from joint to joint, pain in bones, testes painful. Cannot sleep unless legs are crossed.

Homoeopathic Drug Pictures – M.L. Tyler

Alternating States

Diarrhea in summer and eczema in winter – Petroleum
Sciatica in summer and croupy cough in winter – Staphisagria
Diarrhea in summer and headache in winter – Podophyllum
Laughing and Weeping – Nux moschata, Pulsatilla, Coffea, Ignaita
Chill and Heat – Arsenicum a., Mercurius
Delirium and Colic – Plumbum
Pain and numbness – Gnaphalium
Violent Mania and disposition to silence – Veratrum album
Headache and foot sweat – Mercurius, Silica
A Keynote Repertory of Materia Medica – Captain K.K.Sirker

Thanks to Howard Cranson – U.S.

Calcarea Renalis

Dr. Bredenoll suffered from renal colic with passage of uric acid calculi. He treated himself with triturated renal calculus. The calculi ceased to be formed, tartar from his teeth dropped off and a nodosity of stony hardness disappeared from his right middle finger.

A Dictionary of Practical M.M. -J. H. Clarke Thanks to Carol Fenwick U.K.

Some Cautions on Mercurius vivus

Never give Mercurius with a dry skin. T.K. Moore
Do not give too many doses of Mercurius in Psoric cases. Look for a deeper medicine. It should not be given oftener than twice in a winter. J.T.Kent
Mercurius should not be given before or after Silica. Hepar Sulph is the intercurrent. Silica follows well after Hepar and Hepar follows Mercurius. J.T.Kent
Be careful how you give Mercurius. It is a treacherous medicine. It seems often indicated; you give it and get relief, but your patient is worse again in a few weeks. E. A. Farrington

Caution on the Use of Remedies – M. Fayazuddin – Thanks to C.R.Ross Canada

Skin Stuff

Bruises : Arnica, Bellis Perennis, Calendula tincture, Symphytum.
Pain remaining after bruises : Verbena officinalis
Never well since a burn : Supra Renal Gland 200c
Burning Boils : Arsenicum, Tarentula cubensis

Bedside Clinical Tips in Homeopathy – Farokh J. Master

Cadmium and Cancer

Cadmium salts are our most valuable units against carcinosis or carcinoma ( late stage). The pathogenesis of Cadmium sulph has all the weakness and all the blood changes that correspond to a late cancer condition.

A.H. Grimmer – The Collected Works – Thanks to A. Simopoulus – Greece

Apis is Slow

Apis has slow action and must not be changed too soon. Increased flow of urine shows it is having a favorable effect. It’s dropsies are characterized by a waxy hue of skin, whitish or yellowish and transparent swelling of eyelids, bag-like swelling under eyes.

Precautions in Homoeopathic Remedies – Subhash Chandra Gupta
Carboneum sulphuratum in Color Blindness

Color Blindness is many times given up as incurable, but Carboneum sulphuratum is used by many with astonishing results. From 1st attenuation to the 200c. Ill effects of coal gas. Broken down weak constitutions. Loss of vision, progressive with central scotoma. Diminished sensibility of arms.

Clinical Tips in Homoeopathy – Dr. P. Rajagopalarao

Winning by a Hair

68 yr old male :. I experienced quickly graying and loss of hair on the head. Within 3 days of administering Anacardium 30 (as a constitutional) I noticed 80 to 90% decrease in hair loss. Over 4 weeks my hair returned to its original color. This effect has been observed by friends, neighbors, relatives. I am not recommending this for graying hair and hair loss, but only as a possible effect to be added to the symptomatology of Anacardium o.

Thanks to William Vennard

Keep a Clean Mortar

After completion of every 3 hours of trituration, the mortal pestle and spatula are to be scalded with boiling water and wiped quite dry and clean. A further precaution is exposing the mortar, pestle and spatula to a heat approaching red heat….so as not to spoil any medicine that will be triturated in the future.

The Chronic Diseases – Samuel Hahnemann – Thanks to Wm. Hart – U.S



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Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath and educator. He is the author of Homeopathy: An A to Z Home Handbook. 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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