Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Case of Psorasis

A Case of Psoriasis

Dr. R.Gnanasambandam, MD(hom)
AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre
6, Lloyds II nd Lane,
Royapettah, Chennai -14.
Tamilnadu - INDIA
Phone :044 - 28113300,
Fax : 91- 44 -28115500

A fifty two years old male presented with severe scaling and peeling of skin since four years. The lesions are more on face, hands, chest, back, both legs. The lesions started first from nose. The lesions are reddish and silvery scaling. Some lesions showed bleeding spots. Itching < night and undressing. Intense burning after scratching Additionally he had breathlessness < cold air, after midnight, dust, winter.

Personal History

He was an Indian Military servant, now under suspension following some irregularities in attending his duties. He is a perfectionist and suspicious over many things. He used to tell some illegal connections between the officers and even the politicians. Married and lives with his wife and son. After suspension he used to tell imaginary stories with day to day news updates and events. He is restless, anxious and fears about his illness. The lesions bother more than his respiratory complaints. Takes bath twice and changes his dress twice daily

Past History

Tendency to take cold treated with modern and Ayurvedic drugs.
Had dyspeptic symptoms after taking packed food, cheese, layssy.
Had urticarial rashes after an insect bite, when he was 12 years old, treated with modern drugs

Family History
Sister had similar problem, Father had depression, and Mother has DM, under treatment.

Treatment History
Initially had Siddha, Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic and finally Allopathic Medicine. Had tried topical applications and steroidal preparations. Uses inhalers and bronchodilators for breathlessness.}

Physical Generals

Appetite : Normal

Thirst : Normal

Stool : Normal

Urine : Normal

Sweat : Profuse, all over

Sleep : Disturbed

Food Type : Vegetarian

Desire : Sweets

Aversion : Nothing particular
Has the habit of tea, coffee

Mental Generals
Mental, intellectual state of mind is anxious, very sensitive and emotional


Erythrodermic Psoriasis
Scaly erythematous patches with desquamation in large sheets. Secondary infections with pustules makes diagnosis of “Erythrodermic Psoriasis”or “Exfoliative psoriasis”. Miasmatically the sycotic miasm is dominant in this case and psoric manifestations are active.

We need a prescription based on the surface miasm psora, a remedy which covers the dominant miasm sycosis. More over the remedy will be preferable which matches the whole totality and also constitution

First prescription 01/08/06

Ars 1m tds followed with placebo for fifteen days

Psoriasis is an incurable disease as termed by the scientific community, but homoeopathy could break the misconception by application of dynamic, energized pills and eradicate completely. In this case the suitable similimum is a polycrest which covered the entire varieties of prescription adapted by homoeopathic prescriptions. The remedy fits constitution, totality and deeply the miasmatic background of the dynamic noxious influence. The suitable similimum has helped for further recurrences with very low intensity and later no recurrence at all.

Evidences To Infinitesimal Doses In Homeopathy by Dr Syed Afsar, West Bengal

Evidences to infinitesimal doses in Homoeopathy

Dr.Syed Afsar Ali, MD(Hom)
6/1 Mistry Para lane
West Bengal


Today is the age of evidenced base medicine. Modern science always trying to disapprove efficacy of homoeopathic medicine in the context of high dilution which is a revolutionary discovery of a great scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Out of all the assertions made by homoeopaths, it is this one on the action of the infinitesimal doses which is utterly rejected by so-called men of science as being impossible.

They point out that in a solution where the solute reaches dilutions beyond Avagadro’s number (6 x 1023; 12C, 24X, 0/4 potencies and above), that the probability of finding even one molecule of the initial substance goes from extremely small, to almost non-existent. The present article tries to explore the journey of the scienificity of homoeopathic doses since from the days of Hahnemann till the present era in a very concise form.


“It has been my rule through life never to accept anything as true, unless it came as near mathematical proof as possible in its domain of science; and, on the other hand, never to reject anything as false, unless there was stronger proof of its falsity.” – Constantine Hering. [Preface,The Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica]

The Homeopathic mode of treatment often encourages use of drugs at such ultra-low doses and high dilutions that even the physical existence of a single molecule of the original drug substance becomes theoretically impossible. But homeopathy has sustained for over two hundred years despite periodical challenges thrown by scientists and non-believers regarding its scientificity.

There has been a spurt of research activities on homeopathy in recent years, at clinical, physical, chemical, biological and medical levels with acceptable scientific norms and approach. While clinical effects of some homeopathic drugs could be convincingly shown, one of the greatest objections to this science lies in its inability to explain the mechanism of action of the microdoses based on scientific experimentations and proofs.

Though many aspects of the mechanism of action still remain unclear, serious efforts have now been made to understand the molecular mechanism(s) of biological responses to the potentized form of homeopathic drugs. I begin the present article with Hahnemann’s view on the necessity of keeping an open mind, free from bias, and transcendental speculation which can receive no confirmation from experience.

Homoeopathic Potentization

Hahnemann perplexed by the aggravations resulting from the ordinary doses in his daily medical practice, seeked to find a dose so small that it would not endanger the life. Naturally this led him to reduce the size of the doses. Finding better results with this he continued to reduce the dose.
His idea at first was simply to reduce the “strength” / material mass of the drug but his passion for accuracy led him to adopt a scale i.e., Fifty Millesimal scale which he particularly introduced in 6th edition of Organon of Medicine.

In reducing the density of the mass he perceived that he was setting free powers previously latent and that these powers were the greatest and most efficient for their therapeutic purposes when the remedy so prepared was applied under the principle of Symptom Similarity. First he said it merely as dilution but ceased and named it “potentization”, a process of rendering potent / powerful that which was previously impotent.

Now Homoeopathic Potentization or Dynamization is a mathematico-mechanical process, for the reduction, according to scale of crude, inert and poisonous medicinal substances medicinal substances to a state of physical solubility, physiological assimilability, therapeutic activity and to a state of harmlessness for use as a homoeopathic healing remedies.

The aim of potentization is to reduce all substances designed for therapeutic use to a state of approximately perfect solution and complete ionization which is fully accomplished by infinite dilution.

The greater the dilution, the higher the degree of ionization until, at, Infinite dilution ionization is complete and therapeutic activity is conditionally greatest. The procedure of potentization involves division of matter into particles, differentiations and progressions by which reproduction and propagations of medicinal properties of the drug takes place, and power and qualities of the drug are progressively transformed to the diluting medium.

Scientific foundation of potentization:

The use of the infinitesimal dose in Homoeopathy is an outcome of experience, doctrine having foundation in truth and embodied in the modern scientific theories like:-

1. The Conservation of Energy – the sum total of the energy of the Universe neither increaseses nor decreases but assumes different forms successively.
2. The Conservation of Matter – Matter is indestructible and the total quantity of it in Universe remains the same regardless of the innumerable transformation and permutations constantly taking place.

Mathematically no limits can be assigned to the divisibility of matter. The smallest conceivable part always contains some of the original substance along with its power and qualities. Dynamisation is not merely a process of dilution or attenuation that liberates the pharmaco-dynamic properties of a drug but the friction which is given to the drug with the inert vehicle by a process of succussion or trituration.

So dynamisation is a process of dilution plus friction which brings about the unfolding or intensification of the pharmaco dynamic properties of a drug. Thus Hahnemann started the study of pharmacological and therapeutic properties of drugs to a level of energetic where qualities or force is the primary consideration and matter secondary.

Fincke explained the action and efficiency of infinitesimal doses by applying the “Law of the Least Quantity”, discovered by Maupertius, the Great French mathematican. The principle is stated as follows: “the quantity of action necessary to effect any change the nature is the least possible”. Dr. Fincke says, “the decisive amount is always a minimum, an infinitesimal”.

The law of the Least Action (Maxima Minimis) appears to be essential and necessary complement of the Law of Similars (Similia Similibus) and coordinate with it. According to this principle the curative properties and action of the homoeopathic remedy are governed by its preparation and application. The quality of action of the homoeopathic remedy is determined by its quantity.

So the law of the least action is the posological priniciple of Homoeopathy. Homoeopathy was not created by the discovery of the law of Similars. Many before Hahnemann from Hippocrates down, had glimpses of the law and some tried to make use of it therapeutically but failed because of their inability to properly graduate and adapt the dose. The principle of Similia was of no practical use until the related principle of minimum dose and potentization was discovered. So Homoeopathy became most practicable after this discovery.

To the mind of the mathematican, astronomer or modern physicist, accustomed to think in the terms of the infinitesimal, such quantities present no difficulties, but to the unscientific mind, with its crude conception of constitution of matter, they are unthinkable and incredible. Hahnemann by his discovery of potentization raised Homoeopathy to a level with other natural sciences and created a method analogous to the infinitesimal calculus of mathematics, upon which is based the atomic theory of chemistry; harmonizes with ‘the theory of the interatomic ether of space’,
the theory of the radiant state of matter, the theory of the electric potential of the present physics and with the chemico – cellular theory of physiology and pathological anatomy. Its agrees with modern bacteriology in its explanation of the action of pathogenic microbes as being due to the infinitesimal quantities of their secreted poisons.

It is in harmony with the latest conclusion of modern psychology.
Von Grauvogl has shown that the absorption of inorganic substances by the living organism regulates itself chiefly according to the organic need, hence such
Quantities and in soluble form. Iron offers a good illustration.
Vitamins, Minerals essential for our body are required in minute amount, even plants require minerals (present in various manures and fertilizers) in minute amount.

Substances which in their natural state are unassimilable by the living organism like the minerals / toxic / destructive substances are by homoeopathic mechanical potentization rendered soluble homogenous and assimilable, rendered harmless when prescribed homoeopathically.

They become to the diseased organism what food is to the healthy organism, that is reconstructive which supplies the organic need, restore order and harmony to disordered function and permits a resumption of normal functioning.
Practical experience with homoeopathic high potencies in the treatment of the sick confirms the fundamental postulates of science.
The highest potencies made by Hahnemannian process of dilution are shown to be capable of bringing about a curative reaction in the sick when the remedy is homoeopathic to the case. The effect of homoeopathic dose is augumented by increasing the quantity of liquid in which the medicine is dissolved preparatory to its administration.

Today plenty of research works have been done in various streams of science showing the curative efficacy of homoeopathic high dilutions. The internet is loaded with such research papers which need a global acceptance. The idea of potentization is a gradual growth of development. It is at the same time the most vital and most vulnerable part, the very heart of Homoeopathy.

The present era calls for Prospective studies involving homoeopathic experts who believe in and treat as per Classical Homoeopathy, formulating the protocols/ study designs/ methodology, in conformity with the doctrines of Homoeopathy, particularly for the in-vivo studies and undertaking in vitro studies involving the experts of the concerned areas, by adopting Double blind placebo controlled techniques.


Homoeopathy is a precisely structured doctrine. Even though most of its ideas find their parallels in allopathy, it differs from the latter in that the homoeopathic ideas are mutually consistent and coherent. In this discipline medicines may not be prescribed otherwise than in conformity with Hahnemann’s three rules. Homoeopathy science needs more and more exploration of its principal aspects.

Scientific minded, enthusiastic and meticulous homoeopathic physician should take the challenge with great zeal and perseverance to disprove the false blame of modern science and at the same time co-relate and established relationship of modern scientific advancement with the homoeopathic principles. The day is not far when our science will find a universal acceptance with respect to its scientificity with regards to various controversial facets.

1. Hahnemann, S. Organon of Medicine. Reprinted 5th & 6th edition, Reprint edition. New Delhi: Indian Book & Periodical Publishers; April 2004.
2. Dudgeon, R.E. Lectures on the theory and practice of Homoeopathy. Reprint edition. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers (P). Ltd; 2002.
3. Hering, C. The Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica. Reprint edition. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd.; 2000.
4. Coulter H. L. Homoeopathic Science and Modern Medicine : The Physics of Healing with Microdoses. Reprinted edition. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd.; 2004.
5. Mondal & Mondal. A Text Book of Homoeopathic Pharmacy. First Edition. New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd; 1994.

A Case of Vitiligo by Dr Manju, India

From Homeo Times

A Case of Vitiligo

This case study is presented here from the successful case records on Vitiligo treated at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre. Dr. Manju has complied this case. She can be contacted at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre, # 6, Lloyds IInd Lane, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014.Phone : 91-44-28113300


A girl aged 16 was suffering from white discoloration of the skin in face, waist, around nipples since three years. The lesion appeared on her left nipple and spreaded to other parts of the body.

The lesions are well defined with lines and the borders with brown areas of demarcation. The affected areas were white, milky in colour. Additionally she had headache < sun exposure with tendency to catch cold easily.

Past history

· Had been vaccinated for all communicable disease.

· Had chicken pox when seven years old.

· H/o Trauma to left feet, wound treated with allopathic medicines.

· H/o Honey bee bite when five years old

Family history

· Family history of bronchial asthma, Hypertension.

· No Familial diathesis for vitiligo.

· Mother had uterine complaints

Physical general
· Complexion - Medium
· Stature - Thin
· Appetite - Normal
· Thirst - Normal
· Stool - Regular
· Urine - Normal
· Sweat - Normal
· Sleep - Normal
· Desires - Salty food
· Food Type - Non- Veg

Mental General
Sensitive, irritable, worried, thinks more about her illness, poor in studies, Dreams of day today incidents about school, classroom

First Prescription 12.01.1996

NM 1m, 3 doses tds and Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 1 30.01.1996

No change
NM 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 2 08.02.1996

No change
NM 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 3 19.02.1996

No change
NM 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 4 04.03.1996

No change
Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 5 25.03.1996

Discolouration in face reduced
Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 6 15.04.1996

Discolouration in face and waist reduced completely.

(Refer the photographs taken before and after treatment).
Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
Placebo for 1 month.

The case has been prescribed to the nearing similimum Natrum Mur, but failed to respond. Arsenicum Album was prescribed considering the trio miasmatic base and also the suspected causation insect bite. The miasmatic layer progressively disappeared and improvement sustained until the all lesions disappearing. She had been asked to withdraw her medication and after 7 years her mother reported she was married and has no complaints.

Miasm In Practice

Miasms in practice

The concept of miasm is one among the most controversial topic in homoeopathy. Many state that it is nothing but the microorganisms and few opinions that it is only a dyscrasia and disposition. We also study about the evolution of miasm and the Germ theory of disease is linked in understanding the infectious nature of the disease.

We find difficult to cure a chronic disease, even though a correct similium applied to that particular case. Such cases respond successfully to a follow up prescription which knowingly or unknowingly covering the miasmatic layer.

Hahnemann also faced failures in treating the chronic disease; he was geared to find the solution after 12 years of experiment, contributed the theory of chronic disease. He emphasizes to handle the chronic disease by understanding the miasm. He visualized miasm as a cloud that obstructing the pathway of cure.

He also explained well about the mode of infection through nerves, which could alter the vital force, which lays foundation for understanding the central equilibrium today, applying the action in the nervous, immune, endocrine systems and resulting changes in psyche with individuality.

We hold different types of prescription, which varies from case to case, but practically understanding the miasmatic layers will enable a physician to be very successful in a chronic disease. Miasmatic prescription is a constitutional prescription which brings the original state and understanding of the disease.

Many pioneers confess that they had been successful in treating the incurable disease and also one sided diseases, which gives exclusive name and fame to homoeopathy.

with regards
Homeo Times

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rochester Homeopathic Hospital, New York, USA

The Rochester Homeopathic Hospital founded in 1887 in New York.
The founding of the Homeopathic hospital came about as a result of the efforts of several of Rochester’s leading Homeopathic physicians led by Dr. Charles Sumner and few other civic leaders.

The Rochester Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing opened December 1 of 1889, which became a leader in the professionalization of nursing.

In the image: The Women's Motor Corps provided a delivery van for use as a temporary ambulance after the hospital's ambulance was wrecked in an automobile accident.

Anacardium Occidentale

THE difference is one raised in Asia (orientale) and the
other one rased in America
Anacardium Occidentale. Textually in the Materia Medica
from John Henry Clarke
Cashew Nut. (West Indies.) N. O. Anacardiaceæ.
Tincture of the black juice between outer and inner shell.
(This nut is kidney-shaped, that of Anac. orient. is heart-shaped.)

Clinical.─Corns. Erysipelas. Imbecility. Itching. Paralysis. Rhus poisoning. Ringworm. Small-pox. Warts.

Characteristics.─The effects of the Cashew nut are known through instances of poisoning. It acts powerfully on the skin, causing erysipelas, blisters, and swelling, and has been used as an antidote to Rhus poisoning. The juice has been used locally as an applications to corns, warts, hard excrescences, ringworms, and obstinate ulcers. It causes weakness of memory and mind like A. orient. General paralytic state. Tongue painfully swollen. Vesicular eruption, on face especially. Itching almost intolerable; umbilicated vesicles as in small-pox. The erysipelas spreads from left to right, and it cures erysipelas spreading from right to left; Rhus t. cures cases spreading left to right.
M. M. John Henry Clarke.
Mentally can apply like Anacardium....

Medicina Homeopatica Behhil