Tips and Secrets

Tips and Secrets Feb. 2019

Tips & Secrets – May 2019  - Alan V. Schmukler

Tips & Secrets from William Boericke, W.A. Dewey,  H.C. Allen on ear conditions, tonsils, blisters on palate, reversed peristalsis, antidotes for tobacco abuse symptoms, sclerosis of ossicles and much more…

World Homeopathy Day Conference – Philadelphia

(conference also features a screening of “Just One Drop”)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Honoring the 264th birthday of Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann and celebrating the 175th anniversary of the American Institute of Homeopathy by exploring the Historical & Scientific Validation of Homeopathy

Thomas Jefferson University’s Connelly Auditorium
Dorrance Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

To Register:–benefit-concert


Gems from Boericke’s Repertory:

Gums; cold feeling :Coccinella septempunctata

Palate; elongated : Strychninum

Palate; aphthae: Agave americana

Palate; blisters : Natrum sulph

Tongue; coating, color; frothy, with bubbles on side: Nat-m.

Tongue; coating, color; red; papillae pale, effaced: Allium-sat.

Throat:fauces; necrosis: Merc-cy.

Pharynx: coldness: Cistus canadensis.

Pharynx: inflammation; ameliorations; inspiring cold air: Sanguinaria.

Pharynx: peristalsis reversed: Ambragrisea, Asafoetida.

Tonsils: abscess: Calc-sulph.

Tonsils: deposits on; grayish, dirty, like macerated skin, covering tonsils, uvula pharynx: Phytolacca

Tonsils: deposits on: plugs of mucus constantly form in crypts: Calc-f.

Tonsils: deposits on; thick, dark gray, or brownish black: Diphtherinum.

Uvula: whitened, shrivelled: Carb-ac.

Source – Boericke’s repertory


Homeopathy well regulated in India, says international forum 

Regulatory levels in the homeopathic sector are much better in India compared to other countries, said Dr. Robert Van Haselen, World Integrated Medicine Forum (WIMF) addressing the reporters in 2nd WIMF on Wednesday. The forum inaugurated by Ayush minister Shripad Naik, will deliberate in regulation of homeopathic medicinal products and find ways for advancing global collaboration.

Read more at:


Tips from Dewey’s Essentials:

Dryness of pharynx with constant desire to clear throat; follicular pharyngitis, with a hot, burning feeling. Hoarseness, pharyngitis in teachers and singers – Wyethia

Violent itching all over the body without any visible eruption; useful in intense itching of jaundice, which is worse at night – Dolichos

Vesicles with intolerable itching, which dry into thick, high scabs from beneath which an acrid pus exudes; the crusts and itching are characteristic – Mezereum

Rattling, stertorous breathing, a very dark red face; sometimes a tetanic rigidity of the body and paralysis; the darker red the face the more it is indicated –Opium

Spinal irritation, tetanus and trismus or lockjaw, but its use in diseases of the eye such as spasm of the ciliary muscle, myopia, etc., is most important. Post – diphtheritic paralysis – Physostigma

Suppurative processes, with a pain at the third left costal cartilage. Eczema of dorsa of hands – Terebinthina

Syphilis of the long bones, periostitis and ostitis; pain worse at night and in damp weather – Stillingiaslyvatica

Catarrhs and cold, accompanied by neuralgia and a hoarse, barking cough, a sort of “Basso profundo.” It also is a powerful remedy in urinary irritability – Verbascumthapsiforme

Accumulation of flatus in the splenic flexure of the colon – Momordica balsamica

It produces vesicles on the skin, with an intense erythema; so irritating is it that water dropping from its leaves on the skin will produce vesicles. It has been utilized in scarlet fever when this intense irritation of the skin exists –Hippomanes

(Source – Dewey’s Essentials)


FDA – Vaccines not tested for safety in pregnant women

Responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the FDA has admitted that government agencies, including the CDC, are recommending vaccines for pregnant women that have not been licensed for pregnant mothers by the FDA nor tested for safety in clinical trials. A Kaiser study found increased risk of birth defects and a 20% higher incidence of autism in children whose mothers received a first-trimester flu shot.


Message from Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner:

“Today we are announcing a new plan for policy advancements with the goal of implementing one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years.”

Translation:  The FDA has gotten its marching orders from Pharma to suppress the sale of safe and effective dietary nutrients.


Remedies for ear conditions

EARS; behind; tumour: Berberis.

EARS; external; boils,on: Merc.

EARS; external; veins, distended: Digitalis.

EARS; lobules; herpes, on: Sepia.

EARS; ossicles,sclerosis, of: Thyroidinum.

EARS; tympanum, drum burning; injury to: Tellurium.

EARS; aching; hiccough, with: Tarent.

EARS; aching; writing, agg: Phytolacca.

EARS; blood hot,rushing in, as if: Lycopdium.

EARS; bubble, bursting, in: Nat-c.

EARS; itching in; sneezing,with :Cyclamen.

EARS; open and close, as if; ear to ear: Aletrisfarinosa.

EARS; stopped, as if; swallowing amel: Silicea.

EARS; wax,blackish; hardened; black: Elaps

Source:  S.R. Phatak’s Repertory


Over $4 billion paid for Vaccine Injuries and Death

A Dec. 1, 2018 update by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) reported that the total amount of awards to children and adults who have been injured or died after receiving federally recommended childhood vaccines has surpassed $4 billion.


Tiding over Tobacco troubles:

Antidotes, for abuse of tobacco, are:

    Ipecac – for excessive nausea and vomiting.

    Arsenic–  for bad effects of tobacco – chewing.

    Nux vomica–  for the gastric symptoms next morning after smoking.

   Phosphorus – palpitation, tobacco heart, sexual weakness.

   Ignatia – for annoying hiccough from tobacco chewing.

   Clematis or Plantago – for tobacco toothache.

   Sepia -Neuralgic affections of right side of face; dyspepsia; chronic

nervousness, especially in sedentary occupations.

   Lycopodium – for impotence, spasms, cold sweat from excessive smoking.

  Gelsemium – occipital headache and vertigo from excessive use, especially


 Tabacum – potentized (200 or 1000) to relieve terrible craving when

discontinuing use.

(Source – Allen’s keynotes)

About the author

Sneha Thakkar

Dr. Sneha Thakkar, M.D (Hom) has had rich experience in treating varied
cases homeopathically in her practice over the past decade. Keen observation, patience and persistence are the key values she adheres to professionally and personally. Her homoeopathic knowledge has been enriched working along renowned homoeopaths like Dr. Rajan Sankaran, Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, Dr. Jayesh Shah and Dr. Shekhar Algundgi at ‘the other song’ clinic and academy, Mumbai. She also has specialized clinical training in the fields of pediatrics and dermatology. An avid reader and an articulate writer, she has authored and helped edit many publications for different homoeopathic journals. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, she has also been associated with the Ontario College of Homoeopathic Medicine, in the capacity of lecturer and clinic supervisor.

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