Tips and Secrets

Tips and Secrets December 2012

Tips and Secrets December 2012

Breast Ulceration

Castor Equi : Cracked, sore nipples in nursing women, excessively tender, cannot bear touch of clothing. Painful swelling of breast with fissure or cracked and red colour around the nipple and violent itching internally. Painful on descending stairs. (12C)

Croton Tiglium: Pain and stitches, radiates from nipple through chest to back when child nurses. Nipple hard, swollen, inflamed , threatening mammary abscess, very sore to touch. Violent itching, burning, red skin < touch. Mild eruption, itching > by gentle rubbing. (30C, 200C)

Thanks to Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea – Standstill Cases – Giving an Intercurrent with Emphasis on the Scope of Using a Clinical Tip.

Four Tips from W. A.  Dewey, M. D.

Carbuncles and boils which become gangrenous yield to Carbo veg.

If your patient has pain in the right eye as if it were pushed out of the head, and she’s worse near a warm stove, the remedy is Comodadia dentata.

If epilepsy is caused by indigestion, the aura starting in the epigastrium and spreading upward, the remedy is Nux vomica.

When Aconite fails in conjunctivitis resulting from a foreign body, the remedy is Sulphur.

Essentials of Homoeopathic Therapeutics – W. A. Dewey, M. D.


Cirrhosis of Liver

Muriatic acid is useful in the last stages of dropsy from Cirrhosis of the Liver.

Dr. E.A. Farrington


Pain in Biliary Passage

Calcarea carbonica when given in repeated doses of the 30th, relieves the pain attending the biliary passage.



Animal and Insect bites and Cantharis                                                  

Cantharis 200 given internally quickly cures the inflamed and horrible swelling that may follow great bites.

Dr. M.L.Tyler


Uterine Contraction and Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla will very often cause in five minutes a very strong contraction of the uterus, sometimes almost in a painless way.

Dr. J.T. Kent


Toothache and Plantago 

For toothache I use the 2X dilution of Plantago and cure seven-tenths of all cases of this kind in about 15 minutes.

Dr. Ruetlinger


Old Symptoms

If old obscured symptoms, complained of perhaps months or years before the first prescription was made, reappear and trouble the patient, they should be carefully noted, and their course observed, but these symptoms should not be hastily prescribed for until a picture of the proper remedy is presented. Such conditions frequently appear and then disappear of themselves, never to return.

Dr. Hardy
Thanks to Dr. Pankaj Titar who contributed the last six tips above.


Four Ear Tips from H. R. Arndt M.D.

Carbo vegetabilis relieves mechanical obstruction to the Eustachian tubes from swelling of the tonsils.

Silicea has a direct action on the middle layer of the membranum tympani. It also promotes suppuration, and is invaluable in obscure ear troubles. Collections in the Eustachian tubes are relieved by it.

Causticum has been found valuable in the non-suppurative proliferating form of catarrh, and relieves paralysis of the auditory muscles.

Sulphur meets offensive purulent discharge with eruption on face and body, and relieves ear complaints from suppressed discharges and eruption.

A System of Medicine Based Upon the Law of Homeopathy Edited by H. R. Arndt M.D.


Aversion to Alcohol        

Every Homoeopath knows, or ought to know, that every remedy which has aversion to spirituous liquors among its indications also shows aversion to milk or troubles from its use, and vice versa.

The Lesser Writings of C. M. F. Von Boenninghausen


 Ailments from Multiple Causes

There are often several causes, and one remedy is not suitable for them all.  In this case give one remedy after another; select first one for the worst symptoms, or still better, for the symptoms which appeared last, or the cause which acted last. Always give but one remedy, and only when this does no more good, another one.

The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician – Constantine Hering, M. D.


Mucuna Urens

Experiences have taught me that this tincture is a more perfect remedy for the cure

of haemorrhoids than any other remedy known. I rely upon it more faithfully than I do upon Hamamelis, AescuIus etc. I frequently use the mother tincture, one drop daily.

New Old And Forgotten Remedies –  Ed -. Dr. E.P. Anshutz



Cina is most powerful for the elimination of round worms. The sickly appearance of the face, the blue rings about the eyes, and the grinding of the teeth associated with canine hunger, give a perfect picture for the drug.  With the oxyures (pinworms), which appear about the anus and get into the rectum, Cina is of no avail, because the symptoms caused by them are not symptoms of Cina.

Clinical Materia Medica –  E. A. Farrington, M.D.


Fluoric Acid –Right and Left

This remedy affects the right ear, right side and nape of the neck, right side of the back, teeth of the left side, left hypochondrium  and left side of the abdomen.

H.N. Guernsey, M. D,  Notes of Lectures on Materia Medica : Delivered in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia


Viola Tricolor

The principal use for this remedy is for nocturnal emissions accompanied by very vivid dreams. They are not very exhausting, but cause an uneasiness of mind ; also loss of seminal fluid at stool and in the urine .

H.N. Guernsey, M. D, –  Notes of Lectures on Materia Medica delivered at the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia



Consider the use of opium and its derivatives for the suppression of coughs. If this treatment is continued for any length of time…we find the patient has become subject to a condition far more serious, for he has developed a chronic state of night cough; each time it is suppressed it is driven still deeper, and the patient soon develops fever, night sweats, and a general hectic condition. The danger of this suppression is very great, as can easily be noticed, especially in pneumonias, where the least suppression is often fatal.

Herbert A. Roberts, M.D.  – The Principles and Art of Cure By Homœopathy


Hahnemann Writes to Constantine Hering

“Oh, that I could, before I leave this earth, clasp you in my arms to testify to you

my joy at the inexampled zeal which you so efficiently bestow upon the restoration of the miserable, and the extension of the beneficent science with such high courage. Continue to prosecute your work as heretofore until it be time to return again to Europe in good health, and hold dear your true friend, Samuel Hahnemann.”  August the i6th, 1829

Thomas Lindsley Bradford, M.D. –  Life of Hahnemann


Aloe and Constipation

Obstinate constipation and Aloe: I was called to treat a child five years of age suffering from birth with a most obstinate form of constipation. He had to be forced and held to the stool crying and screaming all the while being totally unable to pass any faeces even after an enema. I then gave a few doses of Aloe 200th and cured the whole trouble quickly and permanently.

Dr. E.B.Nash


Abscess of Breast

A Lachesis patient was suffering from abscess of the lower part of the left breast that was terribly sensitive, blue and accompanied with severe lumbar backache, which gave her no peace for nearly a week of suffering.  I gave her Lachesis 200, one dose with instruction to call me if she got worse. I received no call that night, but the next morning she came to my office all smiles – and no more backache.  The abscess broke about two hours after the Lachesis was administered.  I am glad that I have another lance beside Silica.

William Henry Schwartz, M.D.  from:  Heal Thyself Journal – Feburary 1943

Thanks to: Sharon Soltes


Sanguinaria – Right Sided Tumors

Sanguinaria has cured cases of mammary tumour and mammary cancer, especially of the right side.

The Homeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery – E. Harris Ruddock  MD – 1869



Rhododendron has cured cases in which there were swelling and redness of both the large and small joints, tension, and rigidity.

The Homeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery – E. Harris Ruddock  MD – 1869


Medicines Useful In Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Erigeron oanadense, when the blood is expelled in the shape of dark coagula; it is likewise recommended for passive venous hemorrhage generally.

Hamamelis, recommended for passive venous hemorrhage, although it has likewise been found an efficient remedy in active arterial hemorrhage.

Seneoio aureus may be given for vicarious hemorrhage when occurring in the place of the menses.

Trillium, in tincture or infusion, is an excellent remedy for pulmonary as well as uterine hemorrhage.

Veratrum viride may afford aid in cases of hemorrhage resulting from uncomplicated, but severe pulmonary hyperemia.

Soilla maritima is excellent in hemorrhage from neglected catarrh; the blood bubbles up with a pricking sensation at the place whence the hemorrhage proceeds.

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


Three Tips from C.G.Raue – MD

Antimonium  crud. is the principal remedy for pains in hollow teeth, of a boring, digging, tearing, jerking character, which sometimes penetrate into the head.

Calcarea carb. has cured cases of senile entropium (inversion of the eyelid margin).

Dulcamara is sometimes useful for toothache proceeding from cold, particularly when accompanied by diarrhoea, and when Cham does not answer.

Special Pathology and Diagnostics with Therapeutic Hints – C.G.Raue, MD (1882)



The first practitioners of homoeopathy in New York City were subjected to persecution as well as prosecution by the opposing (allopathic) school, but the first open act of mean hostility was displayed in 1843, when Drs. Hull and Wells applied for membership in the Kings County Medical Society. The applications had been made in due form, all the requirements had been complied with, their qualifications were unquestioned, for they were thoroughly educated physicians, but they were rejected because they were homeopaths, and for no other reason.

Wells accepted his rejection, but Hull, of more determined character, brought the matter into court, and after the suit had dragged along through sixteen years, it was finally decided in his favor. Then the society with much condescension offered him a seat in its councils, but with his characteristic determination he coldly declined the honor.

History of Homoeopathy and its Institutions in America – William Harvey King, M.D., 1905


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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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