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Tips and Secrets – February 2011

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Nux After Catheterization

Nux 30th is the best remedy I know for irritability of bladder or urethra caused by the use of the catheter. You may have any of the Nux symptoms plus inability to void, or inability alone.

Textbook of Homeopathic Materia Medica- George Royal, M.D.

Agaricus in Late Development

Remember Agaricus for children late in learning to talk and walk and late in mental development. They make mistakes and cannot remember things. Lack of coordination. Convulsions from being scolded and from excitement. Chilly. Twitching and jerkings, which subside during sleep. Itching without eruption.

Graphic Pictures of Selected Remedies – J.N.Shinghal

Valvular Obstruction

Kali chloricum or Kali nit. is the best calculated to relieve valvular obstruction, used in the 1′ trit., and given every three hours, giving preference to the Kali nit. if the urine is scanty. Digitalis may also be required when there is severe palpitation.

Eaton’s Domestic Practice for Parents and Nurses. Morton M. Eaton-MD

Hahnemann’s Method of Conducting Provings

After he had lectured to his fellow-workers on the rules of proving, he handed them the bottles with the tincture; and when they afterwards brought him their day books, he examined every prover carefully about every particular symptom, continually calling attention to the necessary accuracy in expressing the kind of feeling, the pain or the locality, the observation and mentioning of everything that influenced their feelings, the time of day, etc. When handing their papers to him, after they had been cross-examined, they had to affirm that it was the truth, and nothing but the truth, to the best of their knowledge, by offering their hands to him, the customary pledge at the universities of Germany. This was the way in which our master built up his Materia Medica.”

Constantine Hering MD

Dreams of Being Thirsty

Natrum m. -3, Viola o. -3, aids-1, dros-1, lamp c -1

Complete Repertory – Dr.Roger van Zandvoort


In Chorea (spasmodic movements of voluntary muscles), Ignatia amara is indicated when the disorder is caused by fright or some violent mental agitation. The attacks are worse after eating, and abate when the patient lies on the back. The patient is very irritable and peevish.

The Science of Therapeutics – Bernhard Baehr

Berberis vs Pareira brava

Berberis is to be studied alongside of Pareira brava. The difference between the two drugs is this : In Pareira the pains go tearing down the thighs, while in Berberis they seldom go further than the hips.

A Clinical Materia Medica – Lectures delivered at the Hahnemann Medical College E. E.A.Farington, M.D. , Clarence Bartlett, M.D., S.Lilienthal, M.D.

A New Sarcode

Medulla ossium ( a homeopathic preparation of bone marrow) in C4 potency, 10 drops twice a day, greatly stimulates the manufacture of red and white blood cells and eliminates the anemia or leucopenia. Even given preventively during chemotherapy it works nicely.

Autism – Beyond Despair – Tinus Smits MD

Hepar in Bronchitis

When the cough begins to loosen and becomes rattling, fatiguing and choking, with moist rales, Hepar will be the remedy. “Coughing into a choke ” is a valuable indication for this remedy. It corresponds more closely to sub-acute cases.

Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics – Ed. W. A. Dewey, M. D. (1901)

Aethusa Cynapium

Gastro-intestinal diseases of children, with great nervous involvement, violence of all the symptoms and intolerance of milk. Thirstless. Profuse sweating and desires to be covered while sweating. Drowsiness after vomiting or stool. Face expresses great anguish. Better in the open air.

First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homeopathic Remedies- H. R. Arndt, M. D.


Bromium, when the parotids became involved, especially the left, did better than any other remedy.

W. Payne – from Special Pathology and Diagnostics with Therapeutic Hints C G. Raue, M.D.

Did Hahnemann Alternate Remedies?

The manner of alternation employed by Hahnemann was that which is in conformity with the change of symptoms, the remedy being changed only when the symptomatic indications called for it. Confirmation of this statement maybe found in footnote to § 40, and in §§ 169, 171, 248, 272, etc.

Augustus Korndoerfer, M. D. –The Single Remedy and The Minimum Dose

Thuja in Smallpox

In Smallpox, Thuja is recommended by Boenninghausen as a preventive as well as a curative agent. He states that it shortened the epidemic of 1840 in his neighborhood and prevented all scars.

Special Pathology and Diagnostics with Therapeutic Hints – C G. Raue, M.D.

Dyspnea in Cardiac Disease

A word for quebracho. My wife suffered from valvular disease of the heart for ten years. She became so prostrated that she had not left her room for more than six months. I concluded to try quebracho tincture and administered it in doses of a half teaspoonful three times a day. The result has been almost entire relief of the dyspnea, she has gained in flesh and reports herself as feeling like a new being. I need not say that in this case all the old remedies had been tried in vain.

The Clinque of the Clinical Society of the Hahnemann Hospital of Chicago – Jan, 15, 1899.

Some Cravings

For salt things – Calc, c. For cold raw food- Silicea For vinegar, Sepia For beer- Pulsatilla For sour, highly-flavored, pungent things- Hepar For sour refreshing things- Carb. Anim. Longing for unknown things, Chi.

The Prescriber – J.H.Clarke MD

Hahnemann on Polypharmacy

Know that two, not to speak of three or more substances, when mingled together do not produce the same result that might be expected from them if given singly and at different times.

Samuel Hahnemann – Lesser Writings

The Nosode in Streptococcus Infection

Streptococcinum is indicated in strep infections when these symptoms are present: Sensitive to noise, light, drafts, but amel. from fresh air. Can’t bear pressure on abdomen while lying. Sensation as if his spine is vibrating. Infected, pus-filled tonsils. Swelling of glands in neck. Tongue coated white with red tip. Migraine with vomiting of bile.

Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook – Alan V. Schmukler

Ocimum Canum

Kidney stone pain especially of the right side, with violent vomiting. Wrings hands and moans. Red urine with brickdust sediment after the attack. Urine smells of musk. Worse cold and right side.

Lotus Materia Medica – Robin Murphy ND


It has strange odors of fish-brine, garlic, honey. The Thuja patient has too much hair. Women with moustaches and coarse black hair on the limbs. It is waxy and greasy looking and pallid, like the buds of the cedar. Children with irregular teeth which decay early. Dreams of falling, the dead and levitation.

Homoeopathy as Art and Science – Dr. E.W. Hubbard

Some Delusions

Anacardium – Loss of will power. Possessed of two wills.

Thuja – Body is delicate , body is brittle.

Lachesis – Body is disintegrating. She is charmed and cannot break the spell.

Arsenicum a. – Body will putrify.

Pyrogenum – As if crowded with arms and legs.

Belladonna – Sees laughing masks.

Calc c. – Feels rats running up legs.

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – Robin Murphy ND

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.


  • Your Tips and Secrets are generally quite good and informative and some are really very useful, but often they are takeny from old jouranals and books. It will be much much better and appreaciated by everybody if our Modern Masters and Professionals share their Secrets and Tips with us. Hope in future they will oblige us

    • Dear Dr. Mehra,

      Thanks for your comment. I welcome everyone to submit tips to the column. Sometimes they come from modern masters and yes, often from the old books. I find that Kent, Farrington, Hering, Dunham, ML Tyler, EB Nash etc are always relevant. Lately I’ve been tracking down obscure tips from old out of print journals and books. It requires hours of searching, but the rewards are great.

      • Mehra
        Hello Dr Alan, Whether you tell or not, I know and feel how much your valueable time and energy you devote to this journal in particular and
        Thank you for your kind reply.

  • Dear sir, I am thankful to you for your hard work to gather pearls from the sea .In this issue the information about the new sarcode Medulla Ossium is a real pearl.I would appreciate if some body informs where we can get that.
    Similarly the information about Thuja which is collected from the writings of Dr E W Hubbard will help many women suffering from polycystic ovary disease and hirsutism.If our system of healing is armed with such rare tips there is no reason why it should not come up fast.Really i am thankful to you.May the Almighty strengthen your able hands. Regards.

  • Dear Dr.

    Your article Tips and Secrets are very useful for homeaopathic taking treatment patient like me. Thanks for your wonderful job.

    with regards,

  • COULD LOCATE MEDULLA OSSIUM – you can order it on line… at –

    or any local source in India where this could be available…



  • Re: Kidney disease, drugs and dialysis)
    Dear Sir,
    I have noticed in my mothers health case of Kidney disease that her doctor has prescribed so called medicine with warnings that it actually can harm the kidneys, that kidney patients should not take them. I have brought this to his attention and he did not reply to me and quickly took her off them. She tried the nutritional path on her own but she hated taking so many pills and had a relasp and ended up in the hospital with the same kidney doctor as before, he now has her on dialysis and has given her Hepernan (spelling my be wrong) which with my research says it will cause the kidneys to shut down. She also is back on the meds he previously had her on. She also has arthritis and her doctor told her to take tylenol whenever she needs relief from pain but I thought Tylenol shouldn’t be taken so often for its negative reaction to the kidneys.
    My instincts tell me that balanced nutrition, detoxing, and water would have been better for her than all the drugs she has been receiving. What is your thought on dialysis as well as the drugs given to patients with kidney disease… also with your experience is there hope for patients to ever get off dialysis? Thank you for taking the time to consider my questions. Kind Regards, Connie

    • Dialysis can be done away with Zzingiber and Urea.I gave them to my own brother who was undergoing dialysis.Now he is all right.Another patient whose days were numbered (Doctors told that he will be alive at most only for a weak) ,was also relieved of the problem in a month–both of his kidneys failed ;however he cannot be put under dialysis as the heart is not pumping the blood properly.but after giving the above said
      medicines in a month there was a miraculus recovery.Now he is fine.

    • the medicines are

      1)Zingiber and Urea

      Doctors opined that the patient will be alive for one week only

  • Dear Sir,
    To begin with I would like to thanks for your viabrant and informative tips.I thinks you would be continue this sort of tips that is very much for all types of peope.

    With regards
    Mohidul Islam.

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