Two Tips from Vassilis Ghegas
Abrotanum in Metastasis
With incurable cases of uterine cancer with metastasis think of Abrotanum. This is the remedy of metastasis. Mostly there is an alternation between pain in the joints and diarrhea, or anal loss of blood. E.g. – pain in the joints or bones which is relived when the patient has diarrhoea (Kent p.1046: extremities, pain, rheumatic, diarrhoea checked).
Vassilis Ghegas – “The Classical Homeopathic Lectures” Volume A (May 1987)
Many homeopaths are Sulphur types –e.g. they do not want to go to another homeopath for treatment; they have the feeling that nobody will ever find the remedy they need, except themselves. They think they know what they need and thus take the complete material medica, one remedy after another.
LIGA Moves Seat to Hahnemann’s House
The International Council of the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) is moving its statutory seat from Geneva, Switzerland, to the original house of Dr Samuel Hahnemann in Köthen, Germany. The house is where Hahnemann practiced from 1821 to 1835 and where he wrote The
Chronic Diseases in 1828.
Grief and Sorrow
When contempt of persons, heretofore esteemed or loved, is shown in acts or words, sometimes with a temptation to kill such persons, give Platinum.
When fits are caused by grief or mortification, give Ignatia first. If this does not relieve, give Opium during the attack, and after it, Phosphoric acid.
When mortifications have produced a derangement of intellect and
all things appear larger, Hyoscyamus : if much smaller, or very little, like playthings, Platinum .
The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician -Constantine Hering, M. D.
Three Tips from Dr. Douglas Borland
When Kali Bich Fails
The Kali Bich recurring migraine attacks are characterised by disturbances of vision, pains in small spots and the typical stringy vomit. Iris has almost exactly the same symptom picture, and occasionally you will come across a patient you think it is typical Kali bich, but whose migraines do not clear on it, and you will find it clears on Iris.
The post operative cases in which Raphanus is indicated are those in which there are signs suggesting intestinal obstruction, where there is a good deal of irregularly distributed abdominal distension, pockets of wind which the patient cannot move –up or down. They very often complain of icy cold knees. The mental attitude is best described as a feeling that they are finished and their number is up – and almost an acceptance of this. In post operative cases of this kind, Raphanus is often much more useful than Carbo Veg. or Arsenicum. In bad cases, it is certainly more useful than Lycopodium.
Hepar Sulph is often neglected in digestive disturbances and many cases in which we ought to give Hepar Sulph are given Nux Vomica instead. Mentally they are very alike. They are irritable, snappy, hasty in their movements, impatient and very chilly. One thing that always suggests Hepar sulph is the fact that not only are the local gastric symptoms relived by food, but the patients themselves feel a hundred percent better after a meal.
Dr. Douglas Borland – “Digestive Drugs for the Alimentary Tract” -1921
Differential Diagnosis – Pulsatilla and Ipecac
The distress in Pulsatilla comes on while the food is still in the stomach; with Ipecac it is while the stomach is empty; the tongue, too, with Ipecac is clean, in Pulsatilla coated.
Essentials of Homoeopathic Therapeutics – W.A. Dewey M.D.
Zincum in Eruptive Diseases
Zincum is indicated in Scarlatina and other eruptive diseases, when the patient is too weak to develop an eruption, and as a result there are often brain symptoms, such as meningitis, with sharp pains through the head.
Essentials of Homoeopathic Therapeutics – W.A. Dewey M.D.
Some Tips from the Old Masters
(Contributed by Dr. Pankaj Titar)
Weakness of the ankles from childhood finds a good remedy in Natrum carb.
Dr. E.B. Nash
Causticum: Painful stiffness of the back and sacrum, especially on rising from a chair.
Rheumatic Stiff Neck
Belladonna is the best remedy for stiff neck of rheumatic origin or from cold.
Dr. E.A. Farrington
Sulphur dreads the cold in hot weather and the heat in cold weather.
Dr. Constantine Hering
Kent on Potency
Never leave a remedy until you have tested if in a higher potency if it has benefited the patient.
Dr. J.T. Kent
Coccus cacti in Paroxysmal Cough
Coccus cacti suits almost any paroxysmal cough when the attacks are violent, but not very close together, and are attended by much redness of the face and a general sense of feeling too hot. If irritation of the kidneys, with scanty, thick heavy urine, passed pretty often also attends, it is doubly indicated and the results will be brilliant.
Dr. Boger C.M.
Acalypha indica is indicated for haemorrhagic broncho-pulmonary disease especially with burning GI symptoms.
Dr. Furman T. Kepler
Ruta is the medicine for complaints from straining flexor tendons.
Dr. C.C. Boericke
Lack of Response to a Remedy
When notwithstanding the carefully chosen remedy and the patient’s faultless diet, the sick condition has not at all changed, the cause usually lies in want of receptivity, which we must seek to remove either by repeated small doses or by medicines recommended for deficient reaction.
Dr. Boger C.M.
(The Tips above were contributed by Dr. Pankaj Titar)
Apis in Synovitis
Apis acts on the synovial membranes, giving a perfect picture of synovitis, particularly when it affects the knee. There are sharp, lancinating, stinging pains shooting through the joint, with aggravation from the slightest motion.
Clinical Materia Medica – E. A. Farrington, M.D.
In Kent based repertories and repertory programs you won’t find “humiliation”. Instead, look under : Mortification / Honour, effects of wounded / Embarrassed / Reproach, ailments from/ Indignation / Scorn, ailments from / Weeping from mortification/
A Modern Guide to the Mental Rubrics of Kent’s Repertory –David Sault
Three Tips from E. Harris Ruddock MD
Iris Versicolor seldom fails to relieve sick-headache attended with vomiting of bilious matters, when the headache assumes the form of Hemicrania of the right side.
Mercurius Iodatus Ruber (Mercurius Bin-iodide): glandular swellings, also when such swellings occur during, or follow Scarlet Fever.
Plantain given internally in the first centesimal potency has cured many cases of toothache and earache. As a local application the tincture is of value in all kinds of neuralgia when painted on the painful part or along
the course of the painful nerve.
The Homeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery – E. Harris Ruddock MD – 1869
Sulphur is perhaps the remedy most often indicated in this affection, especially if chronic. The skin is rough and hard and the acne is associated with comedones.
Sanguinaria is another useful remedy in acne, especially in women with scanty menses and irregular circulation of blood.
Thuja is one of our best remedies for acne facialis. Calcarea picrata is also a useful remedy for acne; clinically it has been found one of the best remedies.
Antimonium tartaricum : Obstinate cases, with tendency to pustulation, are curable with this remedy.
Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics -Ed. W. A. DEWEY, M. D. (1901)
Dr. Pulte and Cholera
Dr. J. H. Pulte, M.D returned to America, as the Asiatic cholera made rapid strides toward the West. During its prevalence in Cincinnati, in 1849, Dr. Pulte had the satisfaction to see the homoeopathic treatment triumphant beyond any other; through his exertions and counsel, a uniform prophylactic and curative system was recommended to the Homoeopathic Society, and generally adopted and followed by the people, which, under God, saved thousands of lives.
The Pioneers of Homeopathy – Thomas Lindsley Bradford, M. D.,
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