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Tips and Secrets – November 2012

Our editor continues his wonderful series on homeopathic tips!

Three “Wonderful Remedy” Tips from Dr. Kent

Magnesia phos

Magnesia phos is a wonderful remedy for spasmodic hiccoughing. I have sometimes given Magnesia phos. for hiccoughing when I could not get any other symptoms to prescribe on.


Manganum is a wonderful remedy for bedridden women who love to keep still, and it is said of them that they love to lie in bed.


Mercurius is a wonderful remedy to ward off acute hydrocephalus after measles and scarlatina; the child rolls the head and moans, and the head sweats.

Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica – James Tyler Kent, M.D.

Acute Bronchitis- Bacillinum

This is a story of an eighteen year old boy who was suffering from recurrent attacks of acute bronchitis associated with suffocative cough, hot feeling and night sweats. The patient also had some wheezing which always aggravated from strong odours such as perfume and paint which is a tubercular manifestation. Bacilinum restored the case and stopped the recurrence.

Agalactia – Asafoetida

A young woman with her first child, had poor milk production and the baby was crying a lot which made the mother extremely anxious. Whenever the baby was sucking the breast, there was extreme soreness of the nipple. Since delivery, the woman developed a lot of gas and distension with loud belching. I prescribed Asafoetida 200 and one single dose allowed the mother to successfully breast feed. The clue to the prescription was agalactia with sensitiveness and hysterical belching with loud eructation.

Excerpted from Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea’s new book: Success of Homeopathy – Authentic Cures with Medical Reports. (B.Jain )

Blow to the Face

In traumatic injuries, e. g., a blow on the face by a snow-ball or anything else, the only remedy I have ever seen efficient is Symphytum off. I have had bad cases where homeopathists have tried Arnica and everything else and the inflammation continued. In every Instance I have cured them with a single dose of Symphytum.

W. P. Wesselbceft, M. D.

Ignatia for Stage fright

Ignatia for Stage fright can be given prophylactically, a few doses on the day of performance, and one dose just before it.

Dr. Bennett

Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis is indicated when there is a bruised, strained feeling with general soreness of joints and muscles, resulting from exposure, and after vigorous physical exercise, and in Dr Hinsdale’s experience, surpasses Arnica in these conditions.

Dr. Skinner

Liver Cancer and Cadmium

I frequently find cancer of the liver yielding to Calcarea ars in every way, but with a tendency to relapse. A single dose of Cadmium in high potency will render the cure permanent.

Dr. A.H. Grimmer

Scar and Graphites

If you know a woman who is suffering from an old scar that has formed a lump, when she is about to go into confinement, give a dose of Graphites as a general remedy, unless some other special remedy is called for.

Dr. J.T. Kent

Fracture of Fingers

Fracture of Fingers and Symphytum: Fracture of hands and finger bones knit more quickly with Symphytum 30, two or three times a day for a week.

Dr. Pierre Schmidt

Cirrhosis of Liver

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

Dr. E.A. Farrington

The previous 6 tips : Thanks to Dr. Pankaj Titar


Arum Triphyllum produces a hoarseness which is characterized by a lack of control over the vocal cords. If the speaker attempts to raise his voice, it suddenly goes off with a squeak. Most similar to this hoarseness… is Graphites… they get hoarse and the voice cracks as soon as they begin to sing. Another remedy is Selenium, The patient gets hoarse as soon as he begins to sing.

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

It Was Tough Being a Homeopath

Christian Gottlob Hornburg (1793-1834) was one of Hahnemann’s pupils in Leipzic. He occasionally treated patients in the town homeopathically, and this drew down upon him the hostility of the doctors. His attending Hahnemann’s lectures gave offence to the professors. He took every opportunity to openly and courageously oppose the old system. He was denounced on every possible occasion, and punished sometimes by fines and sometimes by imprisonment. His homoeopathic medicine chest was confiscated by the Dean of the University and buried in the burial ground of St. Paul’s Church.

History of Homoeopathy – Its Origin, Its Conflicts – Wilhelm Ameke, M.D. 1885

Arnica in Scarlet Fever

“I do not want you; I did not send for you; I am not sick; I don’t need a doctor.” Arnica is sometimes suitable to the scarlet fever, when the eruption does not come out, in those severe forms when the body is dusky, mottled and covered with red spots; the patient is constantly turning and that mental state is coming on with moroseness, and stupidity.

Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica – James Tyler Kent, M.D.


CARLSBAD: Stool passes when pressure is given either over the perineal muscles or by much abdominal pressure. (30C)

CASCARA SAGRADA: Chronic constipation with rheumatic troubles.Q

PARAFFINUM: Obstinate constipation in children (Alumina, Nyctanthes). Chronic constipation with haemorrhoids and continual urging to stool. Evacuations as hard as nuts. Fatigued trying to expel stool. (30C)

STAPHYSAGRIA : Obstinate constipation. Frequent want to evacuate, with scanty evacuations. (Q- 2 or more drops twice daily) can cure constipation (R.R.B. 286).

SILICEA MARINA: Constipation- use it for some time. The peculiarity of this remedy, is the ease with which evacuation is accomplished. (3x trit)

VESPA CRABRO: Constipation during menstrual time. Mental depression(30C)

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


Where menorrhagia occurs without being dependent upon some more deep-seated disorder, Nux vomica will be found an efficient remedy, more particularly if the patient gets angry at the least remark, shows an irascible and obstinate temper, starts at the least noise, loses her balance on the most trifling occurrence, wants to lie down all the time, and shows an aversion to open air.

Chamomilla is particularly indicated, if the blood looks dark, almost black and coagulated, with drawing, griping pains from the small of the back to the pubic bones, sometimes accompanied by fainting fits, coldness of the extremities and great thirst.

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

Distinguishing Bell from Hyos from Stram

Belladonna: Visions, screaming out and desire to escape, full of fear and imaginings, sensation as if falling, clutches the air; sometimes a stupor, when aroused they strike people, bark and bite like a dog and are very violent.

Hyoscyamus: Averse to light, fears being poisoned, sits up in bed and looks around, exposes sexual organs; is nervous, whining, crying and twitching.

Stramonium: Desires light and company; objects rise from every corner to frighten him; laughs, sings, swears and prays in the same breath; face bright red.

W. A. Dewey, M. D. Essentials of Homoeopathic Therapeutics – being a quiz compend upon the application of homoeopathic remedies to diseased states.

Instant Healing

Ms. E. called me to her residence where I found her in great distress and humility. “Doctor, I have been suffering now for three days and I can stand it no longer. Can you give me some morphine to put me to sleep? I have a large abscess that feels as large as an egg” (on what I noted as the left labia majora). And oh how it pains! It even hurts my left thigh and left arm.” She received the dose of Lachesis 200 and in perhaps a minute she said “Dr. Schwartz, do you think your medicine could work this quickly? My arm and leg are easy and I don’t suffer any more.” It was amusing to see her bewildered expression. I left her saying that she would need no more medicine, but that if the abscess did not break by morning, I would lance it. She told me the following day that the abscess broke within an hour.

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

Thanks to: Sharon Soltes

Mercurius corrosivus

The throat symptoms of Mercurius corrosivus are very violent. The uvula is swollen, elongated and very dark red. There is intense burning in the throat, just as intense as that of Ars alb., Arsenicum iodat. or Capsicum. It is accompanied by violent constriction of the throat. Any attempt to swallow, be the matters swallowed solid or liquid, causes violent spasm of the throat.

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

Why We Use Potencies in Provings

Natrum mur, was re-proved by the Austrian provers, a company of physicians who made heroic provings of some drugs, some of them dying from the effects of their proving, so large and powerful were the doses of the medicines they took.

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

Cuprum in Asiatic Cholera

Cuprum is a wonderful remedy in cases of Asiatic cholera in its various stages and when given according to indications, cures the patient at once.

Dr. P. C. Majumbar

Ipecac Sick Headache

In nervous sick headaches, unilateral, commonly over one eye, accompanied by deathly nausea, Ipecac, has a wonderful curative record . Blue rings encircle the eyes upon a very pale face.

The Homoeopathic Recorder -Volume IV – 1889

Aesculus in Itching Piles

Mrs. E., dark complexioned, married, aged fifty, itching piles, chronic ; gave Aesculus Hip. 30 internally, and suppositories of same. June 30th, better, continued same treatment. Patient cured.

Mr. A., aged fifty-four, by trade tinner, case of acute itching hemorrhoids, cured by a few suppositories of Aesculus Hip.

Mrs. W., brunette, married, aged thirty-two, acute itching piles; gave Aesculus Hip. 30 internally and suppositories of same. Cured in four days.

The Homoeopathic Recorder -Volume IV – 1889

Argentum Metallicum

All symptoms are worse after sleep. Instead of being rested for the day, he wakes in the morning with mental fatigue and weakness, so that he can hardly move, and it is with great difficulty that he gets himself together for a mental or physical effort of another day.

Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica – James Tyler Kent, M.D.

Sepia Distinguished from Pulsatilla

Both have weeping, anxiety, peevishness, and are ill humored; but Pulsatilla, only, has the mild, clinging disposition calling for consolation; she makes her grief known and seeks sympathy. The Sepia patient is worse from gentle exercise, but is relieved by violent exercise.

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

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  • belladonna200 is very effective drug during painful dention. gums swollen.
    irritable. high fever.restlessness.




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