Tips and Secrets

Tips and Secrets February 2013

A fresh batch of Tips and Secrets for your collection!

Top Doc Goes Bonkers

Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sallie Davies, called homeopathic treatment ‘rubbish’ and said homeopaths are ‘peddlers’. She made the comment while giving “evidence” to the (discredited) House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Her views are opposed by Prince Charles and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who favor homeopathy.

The Telegraph (UK) January 30, 2013

Four Tips from Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea

Ambra – Lack of reaction in nervous affections of old people, nerves worn out (senile dementia, MS)

Capsicum – Lack of reactive force esp. in fat people

Carbo Veg. – Lack of vital reaction with copious cold sweat, cold breath, cold tongue, cyanosis with collapse.

Laurocerasus – Want of reactive power in chest & heart affection.

Opium – Lack of reaction in toxaemic conditions with drowsiness with lax muscles.

Valeriana – Lack of reaction in hysterical persons.

Thanks to Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea Principal Allen College of Homoeopathy Director- Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Calcutta.

Mercurius in Shingles

In shingles mercuriusis said to be a specific for relieving the burning, and preventing the appearance of new crops. Right side, extending across the abdomen.

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

Gelsemium in Scarlet Fever

Gelseminum diminishes cerebral congestion and nervous excitement, moderates the pulse, and has great power in developing the eruption when it is imperfect. It is also recommended when the symptoms are of a remittent character.

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

How Remedies Reduce Tumors

A study done at the Amala Cancer Research Centre in Kerala India, concluded that apoptosis (programmed cell death) is one mechanism by which homeopathic remedies reduce tumors.

Integr Cancer Theridion 2012 Jun;11(2):172-82. doi: 10.1177/1534735411400310. Epub 2011 Jul 19.

Remedies Attack Cancer Cells

Four highly potentized (Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium and Thuja) were tested against two human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and a cell line derived from immortalized normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMLE). The remedies exerted preferential cytotoxic effects against the two breast cancer cell lines, causing cell cycle delay/arrest and apoptosis.

Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells.  – Int J Oncol. 2010 Feb;36(2):395-403.

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First Stage of Gonorrhea

For the first stage of an uncomplicated gonorrhoea there is no better simile and no more efficient remedy than Mercurius solubilis. Voluptuous tickling in urethra when touched, violently excited sexual desire; greenish-yellow purulent secretion from urethra, with traces of blood.

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

Bruised Head of a Child After Birth

Caused by the pressure during birth, this is either an extravasation of lymph or blood into the cellular tissue (caput succedaneum) or an extravasation of blood between the bones and the pericranium (thrombus neonatorum). Arnica will usually do what is required; in some cases, however, Baryta mur. and Mercurius have been successfully applied.

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

Amygdalus Persica (Peach)

I had a little patient whose principle difficulty seemed to be an inability to retain anything whatever upon her stomach. An elderly neighbor suggested an infusion of peach bark. I gave the patient a few swallows and presto, the child was cured. It fills the indications of hydrocyanic acid, ingluvin, ipecac or any other anti-emetic. It will more frequently allay the vomiting of pregnancy than any remedy I have ever tried. And nearly every case of retching or vomiting (except it be reflex) will promptly yield under

its use. Of course it is not a specific for all “upheavals of the inner man,” but will meet more indications than any other known remedy of its class.

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

Safety of Vitamins

The new annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, vitamin D, or vitamin E. To quote Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD: “No one dies from vitamins.”

The Orthomolecular News Service

A Dangerous Sign

When a patient is coming down with severe internal troubles, it is not uncommon for unhealthy looking boils to come out, or carbuncles or erysipelas blotches. It is always serious when these are not immediately followed by relief to the patient.

James Tyler Kent – Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica

Three Tips from W.A. Dewey

Caulophyllum is a specific for false labor pains.

If there is any “best remedy” for iritis it is Mercurius corrosivus. It is almost a specific for simple and syphilitic iritis, accompanied with pains in the eyes, extending over the top of the head. The exudation is rather serous than plastic.

Rhus tox is of great use in scrofulous ophthalmias and is almost specific in orbital cellulitis with great intolerance of light, so much so that the eyes cannot be opened even at night. The tears are hot and scalding and cause pimples on the parts bathed in them. A gush of tears on separating the lids is a trustworthy indication.

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

What to Eat

A person who has contracted a bilious fever from anger and vexation, longs for nothing so much as fruit. Who tells him that this is almost the only thing that can do him good? I might give you many more examples of the expression of the instinct of the stomach. We understand it under the terms appetite and repugnance, two very important but much neglected monitors for our well being. If we would only study this voice of nature often enough….we would obtain a great facility in understanding its feeblest manifestations. We should be enabled thereby to escape a large number of diseases, and in many cases to attain to long life without difficulty. But we find that this small voice of nature is only audible to persons who live upon very simple articles of food.

Samuel Hahnemann – Lesser Writings

Lachesis in Croup

Lachesis has cured far advanced and apparently hopeless cases of croup, indicated especially by aggravation after sleep, as if the child were dying; commencing paralysis of the lungs.

G. H. G. Jahr –The Clinical Guide or Pocket Repertory for the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Diseases

Tetanus in Horses

Passiflora is said to be almost a specific for tetanus in horses.

The Homoeopathic Recorder Volume IV – 1889


The suppression of a diarrhœa will often produce constipation, then fever and a tendency to delirium. When cholera infantum was so prevalent many children who had received opium to stop the diarrhoea (which it promptly did) developed the next day a hydrocephaloid state and succumbed to the ravages of opium rather than to the ravages of the disease.

H.A. Roberts – The principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy

Sticta in Grip

Sticta pulmonaria is a great remedy for tuberculous subjects attacked by the grip. We have no better remedy for the incessant, wearing, racking cough of this class of patients, and if we study its pathogenesis we shall find that it comprises symptoms, which could not be more characteristic of the disease in question

The Hahnemannlan Monthly Volume 28,1893.

Borax in Pulmonary Complaint

The action of Borax on the lungs must not be forgotten. We find it indicated when there is cough which is accompanied by sharp sticking pain, worse through the upper part of the right chest. So sharp are these pains that they make the patient catch his breath. The expectoration has a sort of musty, mouldy odor.

Some Tips From the Masters

(Thanks to Dr. Pankaj Titar)

Repeat the dose until an effect is produced better or worse, then stop.

Erastus Case

In bad hearts, high potency may give a bad reaction. It may be necessary to use the tincture.

Dr. Arthur Grimmer

We have no long acting drugs. The continued favorable condition depends on the quality of the vital force and its harmonious action.

H.A. Roberts

If the symptoms for which a remedy is given are removed and a new symptom appears, withhold the hand if you wish the case to go on to recovery.

Dr. Lippe

Susceptibility exists in the vital force, not in the tissues.


Ultimately the constitutional peculiarity is bound to reveal itself in a form pointing to its remedial counterpart. Nature calls for relief in her own language which it behoves us to learn properly. It is contained in the symptom picture but many times we are forced to look for it elsewhere.

C.M. Boger

On uterine Contractions and Pulsatilla – It will often cause in five minutes a very strong contraction of the uterus, sometimes almost in a painless way.


Never leave a remedy until you have tested it in a higher potency, if it has benefited the patient.


Do not dip into a chronic state when dealing with an acute condition, and vice versa.

H.A. Roberts

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.


  • DEAR DR.

  • the cause for n number of diseases is due to our negligence to hear the instinct of our stomach which was well said by Hahnemann century ago.

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