Tips and Secrets

Tips & Secrets – November 2016


Tips from Dr. E.A Farrington on petroleum- double, sulphur- weakness of spine and sulphur vs. podophyllum in diarrhea, tips from Dr. C.M.F Von Boenninghausen on posology, tips on epidemic catarrh and inflammation of breasts by C. Hering

Austrians Want Homeopathy

30,000 Austrians signed a parliamentary petition calling for homeopathy to be covered by medical insurance. A 2012 study found that 50% of Austrians use homeopathic medicines.  They are also calling for integration of homeopathy into the Austrian healthcare system, education of medical students and financial support for research into homeopathy.

Clinical Trials for Cuban Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved clinical trials of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine that stimulates the cancer patient’s immune system. The vaccine, called CIMAvax, was developed by the Center of Molecular Immunology in Havana.

Some Tips from Dr. E.A. Farrington

Petroleum – Double

Petroleum imagines that she is double, or that somebody is lying beside her. A lady in childbed imagined that she had had two babies, and she was very  much concerned as to  how she could take care of them both.  Petroleum cured her.

Sulphur –Weakness of Spine

General  weakness of the  spine, not classed  under any particular name, has  been sometimes cured by Sulphur.  The patient has the characteristic stooped appearance of Sulphur. The chest feels empty and weak, it tires  him to  talk and  there is weakness in the epigastrium during the forenoon.

Sulphur  – Caution

In tuberculosis affecting the lungs, Sulphur is indicated only in the beginning.  I would caution you as to how you use the drug. If carelessly or wrongly given, it may precipitate the disease which it was your desire to cure. You must not repeat your doses  too frequently, and you must never give it unless you are certain that it  is the remedy


Rhododendron is one of the best remedies for what has been termed rheumatic gout.  It is especially indicated in a rheumatic hard swelling of the big-toe joint, often mistaken for bunion.

Sulphur  vs  Podophyllum in Diarrhea

A remedy that is confused with Sulphur is Podophyllum. It has early morning diarrhoea, hurrying the patient out of bed. Like Sulphur, the stools are of  a changeable color.   It differs from Sulphur in that the diarrhoea continues through  the whole day, although worse at noon.

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

Flu Vaccine Injuries

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed in 2014, that the Flu vaccine causes the most vaccine injuries that are being compensated through the vaccine court.  Guillain-Barré Syndrome is the foremost injury being awarded compensation due to the seasonal flu vaccine.

Some Tips from Dr. C. M. F. Von Boenninghausen


The more chronic the affection, the longer must be the interval between the administration of the drugs.

Too many remedies

Where the character of an affection has been disguised by successive administration of a large number of homoeopathic remedies, which, without curing, have only altered the symptoms, a single dose of Psorinum a few days  before giving the medicine is indicated.


Evening attacks, Pulsatilla.  Morning attacks, Puls or Ars.

If the symptoms are principally in the throat: Spongia.  If principally in the chest: Phosphorus.  Spasmodic Asthma:  Ipecac.

Sour Wine

Ant. crud. is the best antidote to the effects of sour wine.


Camphor, administered every fifteen minutes, will cure even a severe erysipelas in the course of a few hours.

Fistula lachrymalis

Fistula lachrymalis :  A cure may sometimes be obtained by the aid of Petrol, and Silica. in alternation.

The Lesser Writings of C. M. F. Von Boenninghausen

Head Injury Study

A new study published in August in PLOS Medicine, found that a single concussion experienced by a child can have lasting repercussions on mental health.

Editor’s note:  Homeopaths have known this for 150 years and used specific remedies to cure the effects of head injuries.

Some Tips from Dr. A.L. Blackwood

Cactus grandiflorus  in Diapragmitis

Cactus is the remedy in diaphragmitis when there is sharp shooting pain and a sense of constriction in the region of the attachment of the diaphragm. At times the whole body feels as if caged and each wire were being twisted tighter and tighter.


Camphora It becomes a prominent remedy in the retrocession of measles and scarlatina when the face is pale, cold and hippocratic. The child is restless and will not tolerate the covers.


Copaiva is frequently the most serviceable remedy in the irritation of the neck of the bladder and urethra in aged women.


Gelsemium is our first remedy in the prostration and exhausted state that results from the heat of the sun.

Natrum Muriaticum

Natrum Muriaticum is often an important remedy in muscular asthenopia, blepharitis and ciliary neuralgia which comes and goes with the sun. There is great lachrymation which is excoriating.

  1. L. Blackwood, M. D. – A Manual of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacology, with Clinical Index

Bee Keepers Sue

Canadian beekeepers are suing Bayer Cropscience Inc. and Syngenta Canada Inc for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their crop pesticides is causing the deaths of bee colonies.   “The goal is to stop the use of the neonicotinoids to stop the harm to the bees and the beekeepers,” said Paula Lombardi, a lawyer with London, Ont.-based law firm Siskinds LLP, which is handling the case.

The French Question Vaccines

From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of the French public who are anti-vaccination increased from 10% to 40%.  Also, 58% of French Doctors question the usefulness of vaccines given to children and nearly one-third are concerned about safety.

Two Tips from Constantine Hering

Epidemic Catarrh

Mercurius is a principal remedy in epidemic catarrh, (influenza or grippe,) when many persons are affected with it at one time, especially if there is constant sneezing; soreness of the nose with constant watery discharge, offensive smell and profuse perspiration at night. The patient does not like to be alone, and has much thirst.

Inflammation of Breasts

Inflammation and suppuration of the breasts are liable to occur during the whole period of nursing.  Bryonia is the principal remedy in the commencement, especially when the breasts become swollen, hard and feel heavy, with shooting pains, dry skin, thirst, and other febrile symptoms.  Belladonna, after or alternately with Bryonia, when there is much swelling and hardness of the breasts, shooting and tearing pains, and redness of the skin.

The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician -Constantine Hering, M. D.

India, US sign memorandum of understanding

The Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on traditional medicine.  It will include cooperation on science-based standards in this field at an international level.

Folic Acid Prevents Congenital Defects

A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, found that fortifying food with folic acid was associated with an 11 percent reduction in rates of congenital heart defects overall.  Nutritionist Adele Davis also discovered that folic acid reduced neurological congenital defects… but that was 51 years ago!

Let’s Get Well – Adelle Davis

Homeopathy in Switzerland

Homeopathy is the most extensively used form of complementary and alternative therapies among the Swiss.1 In a Swiss report released in 2012, homeopathy was confirmed as “a valuable addition to the conventional medical landscape”.2




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.


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