Tips and Secrets

Tips and Secrets Jan 2015

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

Tips and Secrets from the masters, along with important news items. January 2015.

AMCH  Closing!

The American Medical College of Homeopathy (AMCH) will be closing on February 5th, unless they can raise capital of about $100K.  AMCH is the only homeopathic medical school in the U.S. and was the first one to open in 60 years.      [email protected]  

Cannabis Indica in Insomnia

In obstinate and intractable forms of insomnia, Cannabis is one of the best remedies we have to induce sleep. It produces a tranquil slumber, relieves the nervousness and neuralgic pains, and even if given in doses of from 5 to 15 drops of the tincture in water it leaves no bad effects behind.

Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics, W.A. Dewey MD

Typhoid Fever

Nitric acid is a leading remedy in haemorrhage occurring in the course of Typhoid Fever. It is chiefly indicated in the advanced stage when the abdominal lesion assumes great prominence, marked tenderness of the abdomen, especially in the ileocecal region, gurgling on pressure, with constant blood-streaked diarrhoeic stools.

A System of Medicine Based Upon the Law of Homeopathy  -Ed- H. R. Arndt M.D.

Scarlet Fever

Rhus toxicodendron is the leading remedy when the skin is rough and the itching violent. The rash is darker than in a typical case. Rheumatic symptoms may be present, worse when at rest, and causing great restlessness, aggravated at night.

A System of Medicine Based Upon the Law of Homeopathy  -Ed- H. R. Arndt M.D.

Bromelain Superior to 5-fluorauracil in some cancers

Published in 2007 in the journal Planta Medica, researchers found that an enzyme extracted from pineapple stems known as bromelain was superior to the chemo agent 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in the animal model. 

Three tips from Dr. Boericke

Anthracinum – This nosode has proven a great remedy in epidemic spleen diseases of domestic animals, and in septic inflammation, carbuncles, and malignant ulcers.

Aspidosperma – An effective remedy in many cases of asthma. It stimulates the respiratory centers and increases the oxygen in the blood. “Want of breath” during exertion is the guiding symptom.

Lupulus –Humulus  – Is a good remedy in unstrung conditions of the nervous system attended with nausea, dizziness, headache following a night’s debauch.

William Boericke -Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic M.M.

Three Tips from Dr. Williard Pierce

Hypericum in Asthma

Hypericum has proved of value in spasmodic asthma associated with sensitiveness of the spine, with marked aggravation in a fog, not necessarily in damp weather.  It also has a sensation, which Allen (Trans. A. I. H. ’94) says no other remedy has, as if the head were becoming elongated upward or extending upward like a conical hat.

Fishbone Sensation – Ignatia

In half of the cases coming to you because they think they have swallowed a fishbone and can feel it sticking in their throat when they swallow, it is a mistake, for they have done no such thing, even if they have been eating fish. In a majority of the rest of the cases there is no bone to be found. But in nine-tenths of all the cases, Ignatia given internally will cure the cause of the irritation.

Give Ignatia in the Morning

Hahnemann says: “It is best to administer Ignatia in the morning, if there is no occasion for hurry. When given shortly before bedtime it causes too much restlessness at night” (Mat.Medorrhinum Pura).

Plain Talks on Materia Medica  with Comparisons – Wlliard Ide Pierce, M.D. – 1911

Who created the FDA in the U.S.?  A homeopath!

Royal Copeland, M.D. and homeopath, became dean of New York Homeopathic Medical College in 1908.  In 1918 he became Health Commissioner for New York City and in 1926 was elected U.S. senator from New York. He sponsored the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1938. This bill created the F.D.A. and gave long-standing legal status to homeopathic medicines, which were now to be regulated by the newly created agency.


Calc in Ophthalmia

Calcarea carbonica is our best remedy for scrofulous ophthalmia corresponding to the worst cases. No remedy excels it in opacities and ulcerations of the cornea. The general symptoms will indicate the remedy. Discharge bland, cornea opaque and lids thickened.

Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics, W.A. Dewey MD

Homeopathy, Yoga,  Ayurveda Promoted by Indian P.M.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has appointed a yoga minister charged with promoting the traditional medicines and practices of Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy. Mr. Modi is a vegetarian and practices Yoga daily.

Drug Company Fined for Motrin

The Pennsylvania Superior Court (U.S.) upheld a $10 million verdict against McNeil-PPC Inc., the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, manufacturer of Children’s Motrin.  A 3-year-old developed a severe and potentially fatal skin reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking the drug for a slight fever and cold. The girl is now blind in one eye, has permanent damage to her reproductive system and permanent disfigurement of her skin. The Pennsylvania jury found that the drug maker failed to adequately warn consumers of the risks in taking Children’s Motrin.

Sanicula – Often confused with other remedies

Dread of downward motion ( Borax ). Head and neck of children sweat profusely during sleep; wets the pillow far around (Calcarea, Silicea). Nausea and vomiting from car or carriage riding. Thirst; drinks little and often; is vomited soon as it reaches the stomach ( Arsenicum , Phosphorus ). Symptoms constantly changing (Lac caninum, Pulsatilla ). The odor of stool follows despite bathing (Sulph ). Excoriation of skin about anus       (Sulphur ). Child kicks off clothing even in coldest weather ( Hepar , Sulphur ). Emaciation, progressive; child looks old, dirty, greasy and brownish; skin about neck wrinkled, hangs in folds ( Abrotanum , Iodium  Natrum mur. , Sarsaparilla ).

Dr. H C Allen – Keynotes and Characteristics

Warning on Ferrum and Acetic Acid

Ferrum and Acetic Acid are dangerous in many cases of advanced Tuberculosis, owing to their power of inducing hemorrhages.

Dr. R. G. Miller

Anti-Homeopathy Propaganda in Australia 

A recent check of articles about homeopathy in the Australian press turned up these titles:

Homeopathy dismissed by National Health and Medical Research Council review

Pharmacists Warned off Homeopathy

Homeopathy is not a cure, it’s water and consolation

An entertaining fiction is no substitute for real medical treatment.

Draft laws toughen homeopathy rules

Doctors and Scientists Warn of Vaccine Deaths

In India, eminent doctors and scientists have sent a letter to the Prime Minister declaring that there have been 76 deaths up to August 2014 from pentavalent vaccines. They asked him to intervene and stop this unwarranted vaccination, instead of promoting it. According to the letter, every few days one more child dies after receiving the Pentavalent vaccine.

Three tips from Dr. Baehr

Osteomalacia – Softening of the Bones

What Lime is to a delaying ossification, Silicea is to osteomalacia.  Silicea, by first regulating the digestive and assimilative functions, corrects the composition of the blood and not only secures a reabsorption of the gelatinous mass, but even a perfect ossification.  This remedy likewise renders efficient service in cases of hereditary disposition.

Spongia in Croup

Hahnemann himself regards Spongia as the main remedy in croup and directs to resort now and then to an intermediate dose of Aconite or Hepar. He does not consider Spongia indicated until the respiration has become embarrassed and

exudation has commenced.

Secale cornutum in Puerperal Fever

No remedy in our whole Materia Medica shows such a powerful tendency to decomposition of the blood as this drug. Nor is any drug possessed of a more intimate and more characteristic relation to the uterus. Hence it is the true puerperal fever, the putrescence of the uterus which invites the exhibition of

this drug.  Abdomen distended and not very painful. Discharge from vagina

brownish and fetid.  Ulcers on pudendum spread rapidly. The fever consists is a violent burning heat mingled with almost convulsive shiverings, and with a small, almost intermittent pulse. Decomposed diarrhoeic stools and almost complete suppression of urine.

The Science of Therapeutics According to the Principles of Homeopathy  Bernhard Baehr, M. D. -1872

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.




  • Very, very useful for the practice!! In acute cases we need to give a remedy at once, so we need al the tips you can share to us.

  • Alan your tips forces readers to read rare books like “Plain Talks on Materia Medica  with Comparisons – Wlliard Ide Pierce, M.D. – 1911” THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN

  • These tips are really helpful to make us to focus on the affinity of the remedy, and also help us with acute cases to decide quickly. thank you Alan

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