Tips and Secrets

Tips & Secrets Feb 2014

More tips and secrets from the masters. February 2014.

Potentized Saliva and Breath

I prefer saliva and exhaled breath for autopathic treatment. Saliva carries the perfect individual information of the entire organization. Breath exhaled from the nostrils holds direct information about our prana.

Jiri Cehovsky (Former Chairman Homeopathic Society of Prague) Author of Get Well with Autopathy 


Warning When Cough Diminishes

Remember Antimonium tartaricum when, in the course of lung affections, (especially in children) the cough ceases or becomes more rare, yet there is no diminution in the mucus-production. There is just as much rattling of phlegm, yet the child does not cough so frequently. The mother thinks the child is better, but in reality it is worse, for the lungs are losing their power.

Farrington’s Lectures on Clinical M.M.  – Dr. E.A. Farrington


Rhus Tox Mentality

On the emotional level they are incapable of spontaneous warmth and expression. In love, they prefer the other shows love and affection to them, rather than they showing it.  They have fear of being hurt.  Fixed ideas.  Unable to relax. The restlessness could be mistaken for Arsenicum. Craves milk, cheese, yogurt.

George Vithoulkas – The Essence of Materia Medica


                                                        AMCH Patient Survey

The American Medical College of Homeopathy (AMCH) is conducting another patient survey.  If you are a homeopathy patient you can take part in this. If you are a practitioner, please forward this to patients who might want to participate. Read about it here:


Prescribing for a Mixed Up Case

In a chronic case that has been mixed up by too many prescriptions, we are unable to discern the picture of a single remedy. Under these circumstances, the best course is to fix the first prescription on the symptoms that have appeared last. This will enable a clearer picture to emerge later.


Some Remedies for Suppression

Brain disease from suppressed eruptions – Cicuta v.

Heart disease from suppressed hemorrhoids or menses – Collinsonia

Rheumatism from  suddenly checked  diarrhea or other secretions – Abrotanum

Mania from suppressed neuralgia – Cimicifuga

Dr. K.N.Mathur  – Principles of Prescribing


Veterinary Homeopathy in Delhi

On Jan. 22, 2014, Dr. Batra’s Homeopathic clinics chain launched its first homeopathy cum veterinary hospital in Delhi.  Dr Batra’s Pet Care was inaugurated by noted animal activist and Member of Parliament Maneka Gandhi, who has also helped the group in designing the veterinary hospital.  Dr. Batra plans to open  veterinary hospitals in other cities, one each year.


Acute Case Taking                      

In case taking for acute disease, confine yourself to the acute disease and do not go into the constitutional state of the patient.  If you mix chronic and acute, you will become confused and will not find the right remedy.

S.M. Gunavante – Introduction to Homoeopathic Prescribing


European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Sides with Monsanto  

After evaluating the artificial sweetener Aspartame, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) declared that Aspartame and its breakdown products are “safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure”.

Prof. Erik Millstone of the University of Sussex Science and Technology Policy Research Unit : “The EFSA Panel opportunistically accepted at face value most of the studies that suggested that aspartame is harmless, while entirely discounting every single study that suggested aspartame may be harmful.



Tuberculinum and Sulphur are the head remedies for removing allergy to milk, milk products, eggs, sardines etc.  Sulphur for allergy to feathers and chocolates.

For eczema from wheat allergy, if Tuberculinum and Sulphur fail, try Psorinum.

Dr. Bishamber Das  – Select Your remedy


Coryza with Violent Sneezing

Natrum mur is infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing. Use 30th potency.

Dr. William Boericke – Materia Medica


Warning on Natrum Sulph

I have known this remedy in several cases to produce violent epistaxis when wrongly given.  In a recent case, a 200c produced nose bleed and purging after every dose.

M. Fayazuddin – Caution on the use of remedies


Surgery in Cats

After the operation administer Arnica 30 three times a day for three days. You may be amazed how lively the cat is the next day. Bandages are not necessary because the cat will not lick the area around the stitches.

Dr. H.G. Wolff – Your Healthy Cat



The three main precursors to the chronic conditions of Thuja are: suppressed gonorrhea, suppressed warts, vaccination.

Roger Morrison – Desktop Guide



The remedy Folliculinum re- empowers, helping to restore the individual’s will. It comes up in cases where there has been abuse – sexual, psychic or physical. The person does not have a sense of their own authority.

Melissa Assilem – Gifts of the Mother


Natrum Mur Children

Nat mur children are perfectionistic, introverted, well groomed, refuse consolation and fear insects and robbers emotional hurt. They are warm blooded, sleep on the left side, crave salt and sweets, avoid fat and slimy foods and experience aggravation from exposure to direct sunlight.

Dr. Paul Herscu – The Homeopathic Treatment of Children


Cedron Periodicity

With Cedron, all symptoms come at regularly stated times, precisely at the same moment and on the same day.  Adapted to persons of a voluptuous disposition, excitable, nervous temperament.  Indicated in malaria, neuralgia. Pain in eyeball.

Dr. N.M Choudhuri – A Study on M.M. and Repertory


Nose Bleed

Dr. Clarke considers Ferrum Picrum almost a specific for nose bleeding. 3rd trituration is recommended.

Dr. Rajagopalarao – Most Valuable Tips from Master of Homeopathy


Vision Tips

Accomodation weak – Arg n., Bell, Caust, Duboisia, Jab, Natrum mur.

Letters appear pale – Silica

Objects appear crooked – Belladonna

Objects covered with rainbow colors –Bryonia

Serpent-like bodies and gray spots – Argentum nit.

Objects appear to approach and recede alternately – Cicuta

Dr. John L. MoffatHomoeopathic -Therapeutics in Opthalmology


Two Indications for Lower Potencies      

In cases where only pathological changes are prominent, low potencies are required. Where three or four remedies seem equally indicated, it means that finer indications are wanting, and again only lower potencies are indicated.

S.P. Koppikar  – Koppikar’s Clinical Experiences


Kali Sulph

There is no remedy so competent for rattling in the chest when that state has followed an acute attack of inflammation. When a child has passed through broncho-pneumonia and seems to have recovered, and after every change in the weather to cold the child coughs and rattles in the chest, then this remedy cures.

J.T. Kent -New Remedies, Lesser Writings


Remedies for Study in Appendicitis

For appendicitis, Dr. Farokh Master suggests consideration of these remedies: Abrotanum 200, Belladonna 200, Bryonia 200, Calc Ars 200, Echinachea 200c,

Ginseng 200, Iris Tenax 200X,  Lachesis 200, Merc Sol 200, Rhus Radicans 200

Farokh J. Master  – Clinical Tips in Homeopathy

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.


  • “Acute Case Taking

    In case taking for acute disease, confine yourself to the acute disease and do not go into the constitutional state of the patient. If you mix chronic and acute, you will become confused and will not find the right remedy.

    S.M. Gunavante – Introduction to Homoeopathic Prescribing”



  • Respected Alan,
    Thank you for ‘Tips and Secretes’as every tip is helpful in practice.Kindly consider giving tips regarding scorpion bite.

  • Potentized Saliva and Breath – I would love to hear more about why this method would be used and how it is done.

  • endrographis P.-Q with chelidonium -Q is excellent in liver abscess and covers a wide range of fevers of abdominal origin

    tips are really good————every month

  • I am a regular reader of tips and secrets for the last 3/4 yrs they are really useful and invaluable it save time and confusion in your mind and can make a quick and firm decision about the remedy to be selected.I now request to compile all the “old tips and secrets “under a separate format for quick reference retaining its old style but sorted category wise. As we all know after all the articles or the tips given by renowned Doctors and researchers and their experience is valuable it should be preserved and made available at beck and Cole. I think positive steps will be taken and due respects to the Doctors and researcher will be given for their invaluable experience. It should be diseases/subject wise as well as Dr,s name wise.

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