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Case No.1: CR.8971/2009: L. Balaraman, 82 yrs. Married. 2 sons, 1 daughter.
Until recently was running business of waste-paper market; since few months now he has closed this and resting at home.
Tall, well-built, fair-colored, apparently in good health.
About 7 yrs. ago GB removed because of GB stone.
Since then Hypertension on allopathic tablet for this. “No problem with regard to the Hypertension.”
Constipation also developed after the GB operation.
In October 2008, excision of an infected Haematoma on the lt. Sterno-cleido-mastoid region. No problem with that.
He has now come for a chronic Vertigo since 40 days or more; constant. Feels as if being turned over with the cot in which lying, and on some occasions he has actually fallen down too! “So I now sleep on floor, but even then I feel the Vertigo as if being turned over”.
When standing, walking, feel as if would fall either forward, backward, etc. Throughout the day and night no relief.
About 6 months ago, when I had finished my dinner (21 hours), and rose up and all my children, g. children all sat down for their dinner, I had Vertigo, and I ran around these who were sitting for food, and fell down. That was the first instance of the Vertigo.
All tests incldg. CT Scan of brain – no abnormality
‘Stugeron’ and other tablets were prescribed without any relief.
In 1966 he suffered a severe Scald on the right foot sole ball of 2nd /3rd toes, when he stepped on very hot molten Tar on the road (he was walking barefoot because of a religious vow). The wound though treated (allopathically), did not heal for several years although he has been taking medical treatments including so-called ‘alternative’ therapies. Then it ‘seemingly’ healed. But again the wound opened; still being ‘cleaned’ and ‘dressed’; if the wound is not cleaned regularly it ‘smells’ foul! The wound is large, deep as if scooped.
More than an inch open and half an inch deep. When I squatted down to examine the foot, I was taken aback to see an enlarged, indurated, thick, leg with hard lumps in some places of the leg – evidently a case of Filaria (the patient confirmed it) of 15 years! Once a year he gets chill, fever, reddening of the leg (inflammation).
Vertigo, old people, agg. turning in bed, rising from a seat, tendency to fall, slow healing, etc. : Rhus toxicodendron.
9 Feb. 2009: Q 2 o.d.
3 March 2009: Vertigo better by 20%; ulcer right sole persists: Q 3 b.d.
17 March 2009: Vertigo better 60%; Swelling of the leg less by 20%; still hanging the leg down agg.; since one week occasional pricking pain in the foot. Q 4 b.d.
4 April 2009: Swelling of the leg is less further; it is not hard any more.
No vertigo on rising from chair; sometimes feels being pushed backwards, but better than before. Q 5 b.d.
Here I would like to say that I have had several cases of swollen indurated lower limbs, including 3 or 4 cases of Filaria, in which there was very good improvement including good reduction of the swelling and induration. It takes time to achieve this and patients and Homœopath, both, must be patient.
Case 2: CR.8002/2007: Ganesh Raja, 35 yrs. Male, married 1 child 8 yrs.
He has Retinitis Pigmentosa and Hansen’s.
In 1999 it was observed that he had Retinitis Pigmentosa. Can’t bear to see bright sun.
Childhood Scabies and such other eruptive diseases; a small ulcer appeared and subsided in the patch on the left face.
A sore in the left elbow and a small blister between left elbow and fingers.
No sensation and change in color in the patch below left knee. Slight change of color in the patch on face “now developed as Eczema”.
Eczema agg. feet, ankle, calves ITCHING worse in nights.
Lt. foot, red, raw after scratching
Suffered Chikunguniya in Sept.-Oct. 2006. After the Chikunguniya, began to develop pale patches of discoloration on face.
Now he has these discoloured patches on the back of forearms, thigh/knee, left face involving the forehead around the eyes. He felt that these discoloured patches have lesser sensitivity when compared with other parts of the body. Much depressed and discouraged because of the diagnosis - Leprosy. His younger brother also had Hansen’s
Desires egg, salt
Dreams of falling from height; of running from pursuer; occassionally snake chasing him
Fear dark; intruders.
Childish in certain aspects;
Can’t bear to see/hear, of cruelties or suffering of others.
26 June 2007 to 15 Nov. 2008: Sepia Q1 to Q9 in serial order o.d.
He has been steadily improving with regard to the skin ailment
15 Nov. 2008: Morgan 30 (Bowel Nosode) one dose
11 Dec. 2008: Again began with Sepia Q 1 – to Q 4 up to 6 May 2009.
6 June 2009: The patient came in person. Good improvement alround. In many places the sensation too has returned.
Vision is slowly worsening. Sac Lac.
Case 3: CR.8632/2008. Mr. Manikandan Age 23. Married. Obese. Wt. 92 kg.
Mute from birth; hearing also practically Nil; communication only through signs. Married in 2006.
The complaint was that his wife has not conceived over these two years.
He was in a hostel for Deaf and Dumb up to 16 year age. Then brought home after which he put on weight. His head was rather small when compared to his body. However, he was not mentally deficient, at the same time not ‘intelligent’ either.
Had suffered childhood Measles once and Typhoid at 20 year-age.
Not much information could be obtained; his wife couldn’t add any. It was learnt that libido was much less and his sexual performance was also very poor. Even that on some nights he could and on some could not, his wife said. He had no interest in sex.
B/l Varicocele. Doppler/USG = Rt. testis 12 cc; lt. testis 12 cc
Semen analysis: Rapidly progressing 15%, Moderately progressive 25% Has tried allopathic medication, but no result.
Surgery (Varicocele) suggested but patient and his people not willing for surgery.
Restless; angry, sometimes beats in anger. Likes salty food.
Snores in sleep
Nux vomica XM on 7 July 2008
4 Aug. 2008: “feels better, still snoring in sleep”. Rpt. Nux vomica XM.
30 Aug.: No snoring. Anger persists. No interest in sex: Kali bichromicum 30 weekly one dose for 8 weeks.
11 Oct. 2008: Anger slightly less; shows some interest in sex.
Rpt. Kali bichromicum 30/8 weekly 1
8 December 2008 : Nux vomica XM
Jan. 27, 2009: He has interest in sex when he takes your medicine; but upto now no pregnancy. Sac Lac.
9 March 2009: Sexual desire further improved. Sac Lac.
16 April 2009: Wife pregnant; confirmed by Gynaecologist. June 2009: Pregnancy going on well. “no need for any medicine”. (Delivered a health child. Last seen in July 2012)
Case 4: CR. 6077/2004: Baby Sneha Raj Girl. DOB: 1 Oct. 2001: HISTIOCYTOSIS is under treatment from the Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai. On Steroid and Chemotherapy since June 2002 (when the child was hardly 8 months age); Enlarged Liver and Spleen (Hepato-Splenomegaly)
First consultation with me in January 2004 when the child was 2 yr. 3 month age. The child had a swelling in the posterior fontanelle which had not fully closed.
Haemotologist, Neurologist have examined the child.
Simultaneously with the allopathic treatment the child began Homœopathic treatment also. In the opinion of a senior Paediatrician who was also a good Homœopathy practitioner, Histiocytosis has a very doubtful prognosis. Nevertheless the parents wanted that I treat the child with Homœopathy simultaneously.
In January 2004, we began the treatment with Calcarea phosphorica Q1 and went up to Q3. Abdomen continued to remain enlarged. The child developed eruptions on the scalp, itching (a good sign?)
Next gave her Baryta muriatica Q1 to Q3 and then 30 C.
She did well overall with Baryta muriatica upto Dec. 2004. At the same time she was still on Steroid (Wyesolone).
Liver (Needle) Biopsy on 15 Dec. 2004: “Marked canalicular and some parenchymal Cholestasis”. No evidence of Histiocytosis.
Calcarea carbonica Q 1 to Q 3.
Subsequent visit to the hospital: Cyclosporine was doubled. (25 mg.) I continued the remedy Calcarea carbonica Q 4 to Q 10.
At this time the Paediatrician opined now that all parameters were satisfactory.
All through the treatment she was having some itching of the body.
Scan Report: Moderate Hepatomegaly with slightly coarse Parenchymal texture. Marked Splenomegaly. Ceanothus americanus Q1 to Q3.
Cyclosporin stopped by the Paediatrician.
From 14 Dec. 2006 to March 2007: Fluoric acid 30. Paediatrician advised Splenectomy.
Her growth was somewhat stunted. Can’t bear heat. Sulphur 200. Then Sac lac.
up to July 2007. Doing well.
Spleen region: hard; Liver: soft. The parents said that the Paediatrician opined that the child was alright. Itching all over, wandering, since 3 weeks: China Q 1 to Q 9 up to August 2008. Meanwhile the Steroid has been gradually tapered. Up to Nov. 2008 on Sac lac.
The child looks much, much better alround. Grown. Goes to School and does well. Activities are all normal. However the girth of the abdomen remains same and so the Hospital continued to give Liver medicine, so that the Liver comes to normal size
2 Feb. 2009: Baryta carbonica 200. (Child last seen in July 2012)
Case 5: CR.9023/2009. Mrs. Pushpalatha. 28 yrs. “Has not conceived.” USG of Uterus, etc. : “mild pelvic inflammatory disease”; has undergone “Hymenectomy”
Semen analysis of husband: normal
Frequent headache; stitching pain. Headache from mental stress. Also headache exactly in the mid-cycle i.e. ovulation.
Puffiness of face on waking since many years. Lasts for about an hour
Pain in lower abdomen on the third day of menses. More the flow more the pain
Weakness 2 or 3 days before menses
Frightful dreams – of being chased; of accidents
Pain, burning, in Vagina during coition, much better after Hymenectomy
14 March 2009: Cimicifuga Q1 o.d.
15 April 2009: Cimicifuga Q2 o.d.
27 April 2009: Husband reported “She has missed menses since 25 days! Glad to tell you that”(the patient lives in Goa)
10 June 2009: Her pregnancy is proceeding well.
Comment: Cimicifuga is not mentioned in the Repertory or Materia Medica. For ‘sterility’. Yet the remedy chosen on her symptoms presented helped conceive!
Case 6: CR.7205/2006: Ms. Sameera Parveen: DOB: 5.12.1994: Parents consanguineous. Forceps delivery. At 1½ yr.age ‘fever’ for 20 days. Since then problems.
Used to stumble often while walking until 3½ yrs. From slightest nudge, would fall.
No stability. Has to stand to urinate. Unable to get up from sitting.
Herpes eruptions of ext. throat at 2 yr. age.
Jaundice at 4 yr. age.
Consulted specialists. Myopathy?
When told to sit she simply falls on her buttocks; no muscular control in the lumbo-sacral.
Can’t stand for long. Limbs jerk during sleep, since 5 years.
Appendicectomy in 2005
Stands pushing her hip a little forward
Sweaty palms and soles since 5 years
Loves spicy, oily food
Difficulty in inspiration while rising
Sleeps with the left leg flexed and spread apart.
Mostly sleeps on abdomen.
Fever from getting wet.
28 Jan. 2006: Belladonna Q1, 5 gtt., b. d.
As the patient lived about 350 Km from here reports were received and accordingly medicine sent.
Belladonna up to Q 4 was given as steady ‘improvement’ was reported.
1 June – November 2006: Sulphur 200 twice and Lachesis 200 twice
15 Nov. 2006 Report: Falling: much less; Jerks: much less; Colds: much less
Able to stand long; no breathlessness; no sweat of palms
Still persisting: Difficulty in rising; still falling on her bottom while sitting
Pain around eyes at night for an hour and half daily before sleep: Ruta graveolens Q 1
14 Dec. 2006: better; Ruta graveolens Q 2
March 2007: Still difficulty in rising up; not able to raise the legs easily. Lyssin 200
28 April 2007: “improvement is seen.” Difficulty in rising and also while sitting still.
Falling while walking is not there; occasionally stumbles, but does not fall.
descends the steps
No breathlessness while ascending; not attained puberty yet
Calcarea carbonica M
Puberty on 30.6.2007
14th August 2007: Calcarea carbonica M
23 Feb. 2008: Calcarea carbonica XM
1 March 2008: difficulty in breathing when ascending steps; rising from seat not difficult now: Sac Lac.
24 July 2008: Breathlessness if she ascends two storeys, and ache in chest; Mentally worried, anxious, depressed: Bacillus No. 7, 30 one dose
After this remedy she went on improving steadily until January 2009 when Bacillus No.7 was repeated.
28 Feb 2009: Still there is difficulty in rising from floor; excess body weight has reduced; able to walk slowly without falling, for half km.
Still has difficulty in ascending steps; weakness seems to be more in the ankles; if she gets fever it goes high: Nitric acid 200
4 May 2009: “I have no complaints as such; am well; send further medicines” Sac Lac.
The role of the Bowel Nosode Bacillus No.7, 30 which held on for over 6 months has to be noted. (Last seen in July 2012. Still needs support to rise from floor and while ascending/descending steps)
Case 7: CR. Nil. K. Ramachandran, senior executive in a large Govt. Untkg. Smoker. Well-built; suffered a severe road accident on 17 Nov. 1970, multiple injuries. “X-ray: Left leg: Badly communited fractures upper and both bones leg.” He was treated by reputed hospitals and became mobile; however there was chronic discharge from a sinus in the “antero medial aspect of the proximal tibia” for years. In 1994: cavitation and many sequestrums” were found and the sequestrums were removed. Nevertheless, the sinus continued to discharge small drops on most of the days. The patient was functioning without difficulty except that he had slight awkwardness in his walk. Was undergoing regular consultations and treatment.
He was suffering from severe pain if standing for some length of time; can walk only very small distances, say about 100 – 150 feet with minimal pain. He suffered from intermittent claudication and this prevented him from walking.
The patient was in New Delhi. On 17 Sept. 1995 he was given one tablet of Proteus 30 (Nelsons, London). In a long and detailed letter in April 1996, he wrote “ . . . . the medicine you gave me helped to walk. I was not able to walk even 10 steps before your medicine. After taking your medicine, in the evening I went to the beach. I removed my slippers in the car and walked in the beach up to the sea and back without feeling any discomfort. After taking your medicine, now on an average I walk 5 Km a day, 2½ Km in the morning and 2½ Km in the evening. The pain is gone; the numbness is gone. . . . . With your help I plan to go to Europe and the USA for a holiday for 2 – 3 months; so I need medicines up to the end of August 1996.” Sometime in July 1996 his son wrote to me “father has been keeping well and enjoying the tour of USA. Medicine would be over soon. He has left his stick behind here at home”! Sac Lac.
September 1996, “want further medicines”. Sac lac
November 1996. “slight return of pain in the gastronomies (he shifted house)
Proteus 30 one tablet.
Remains well in so far as his walking ability is concerned, until present date, May 2009.
This patient has been freely walking about up to the present date. He still has oozing from the sinus in the leg. He is now living about 300 Km from Chennai. At intervals he has been consulting large star-rated hospitals, but his sinus remains; one Surgeon will say that a surgery would help, another surgeon would say that it was not necessary and just let it be. He has been on my medicine from time to time and discharged two or three times sequesterum; the remedy in so far as the sinus and sequestrum are concerned has been Silica. He consults me at long and irregular intervals over the telephone. A drop comes out of the sinus on some days.
I have reported this to bring to light the efficacy of a single dose of a Bowel Nosode - Proteus
Case 8: Ms. Catherine (CR.5568/2003). DOB: 25.11.1993: Caesarian delivery; Breast fed for six months; from one year age wheezing; one severe episode. Wheezing stopped by 2½ yr. age. In 1997 there was severe fever which lasted for 10 days - allopathic treatment.
She fell and rolled down at 2½ yr. age and was lying quietly, conscious. There was swelling in the forehead. Since then she wouldn’t squat down on the floor– cross-legged in the common Indian style. Subsequently she became different didn’t thrive, began to fall down frequently while walking; was walking on her toes (Proximal Myopathy). Some times there will be milk white drops discharged from the lumps. Allopathic consultations. Now since two years normal walk and no falling. Between 1993 and 1996, Homœopathic medicines. Since 1996 various ‘tests’ and finally in 2002 diagnosed as Calcinosis cutis. Dermatic myositis and on allopathic medicine since last two years (2001-2002). Catherine and Parents were not satisfied with the treatment and came to us.
Child very thin, bony. Stammers (since the fall) Timid. Self-conscious. Hesitates to climb steps, climbs in an awkward manner, on toes, with knees slightly flexed. Refuses to go to, doctors since she had undergone umpteen tests. Since she has the lumps in the knee area and the lower end of the thighs she insisted on wearing skirt that would be long enough to cover the knees and below. There are lumps in the gluteal region also. Above the waist poorly grown; arms and legs are long and thin. Has been on allopathic treatment until now (Feb. 2003).
Injuries, wounds become septic.
Cares and worries about others
The parents felt that the child became ‘unwell’ from 2½ year age when they had to leave her at home since they were both employed.
15 Nov. 2003: Graphites Q 1
8 March 2003: Feels better, appetite improved
26 April 2003: discharging a white discharge from the swelling in the knee. Graphites Q 2
2 August 2003: Progressive improvement; swellings are reducing in size
7 Sept. 2003: Alround improvement. Some lesions in the legs still to dissolve fully. Still unable to squat on the floor. Graphites Q 3
26 Nov. 2003: Graphites Q 4
25 Feb. 2004: The small eruption on the left leg lateral side below the knee has since opened up and discharged pus. The lesion is healing but it pains internally. “It pains inside the ulcer”.
Silica terra 200
7 March 2004: Returned from a tour; there is a swelling, red, like an abscess; pain, weeps from pain. Belladonna 200.
10 March 2004: On 9th March night she was given a warm bath; the ‘abscess’ opened and drained lot of pale yellowish matter, slightly offensive odour, the swelling then came down and normalised.
2 April 2004: Has been getting a boil or two which throws out contents and heals. As on date there is oozing of blood and pus from a spot in the left tibia – Silicea 6 x (bio-chemic tabs) b.d. until healing of this lesion on tibia.
18 Dec. 2004: In this interval she has been getting some periodical colds, etc. her stammering became worse (improved with Stramonium). Pain and swelling slightly above the left knee since 16th. Indurated and warm, painful. Difficult to flex the knee, squat on the floor or even stretch the limb. Stammering is much less. Silica 200.
9 Feb. 2005: Left knee swollen; warm to touch; pain when sitting.
17 April 2005: Graphites Q 5.
19 May 2005: Pain in lt. hollow of knee and lateral side sinced 4 days. Limping walk on rising from sitrting. Much exertion from playing. Stopped Graphites Q5
July to Sept.2005: Cold, Catarrh, tonsillitis, etc. Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica helped.
15 Oct. 2005: Right medial knee well swollen; this touches, knocks on similar lesions in the left medial knee. Silica 200.
5 April 2006: Silica Q 1
18 April 2006 Silica M
After this date her skin lesions began to heal; she had episodes of cold, gastric disturbances, fever, etc. for which appropriate Homœopathic medicines were given.
After the Silica M on 18 April 2006: she had a cold, throat pain after ice cream when warm. No further medicines were required for this girl for her main complaint and since then until date – June 2009 – she remains free from that complaint and in fact no other complaints. Dances happily, doing well in her studies, well grown, etc. in fact ‘healthy’. Her other family members who are my patients keep me informed. (Last seen July 2012)
Case 9: CR.8879/2008. Ms Beulah, DOB:13.11.2001: Cutis calcis? This patient after knowing Catherine’s case and her cure, came to me.
On the left leg: a hard swelling about 1½ cm size on the inner side a little to the right and below the knee; also one on the tibia, one on the right posterior forearm below the elbow. All since six months or so. No cause. Pain if pressed. She cannot bear close fitting dresses. Wears sleeveless skirt even in winter. Total vegetarian. Averse to all kinds of meat, etc. No other complaints.
Chicken pox at 4 yr. age.
13 Dec. 2008: Calcarea carbonica M
26 Jan. 2009: Swelling of right forearm slightly less. Pain in one swelling since 10 days. Now pain on touch. Sac Lac.
16 March 2009: The lesion on the left leg near knee has discharged chalky, pasty material and resolved. One hard lesion on the tibia. The one on the right forearm posterior side ahs become smaller and softer. Pain rarely. Calcarea carbonica M
7 May 2009: Swelling in the same spot below left knee. It discharged and become flat on 19.2.2009. The swelling on the left shin is growing in size. Swelling in the right forearm persists. Sac Lac.
Case 10: CR.6552/2004. Ms J. Devi. DOB 11 Nov. 1967. That a sudden incident can lead to chronic disease has been verified time and again in the day-to-day practice. This lady a mother of two grown up children suffered from burning in the genital; in 2001 she had burning and itching; consulted Gynaecologist who prescribed some ointment for application. Again in 2003 she had similar complaint; milky urine; this was more on waking in morning. Diagnosed Chyluria: She was under the treatment of a well-known Homœopathy physician with Lycopodium and Argentum nitricum.
In May 2004 again white urine. Suspected some block in the renal tubules for fat molecules.
White urine agg. from oily food, sweets, milk. Irritation and burning in the genitalia. Patient felt much dejected. Not getting lasting result she came to me. She was avoiding coition because of the burning and irritation.
She has breathlessness on exertion like ascending one or two storeys.
She feared that she had heart disease.
Anxiety, fear of various diseases
Always thought that something bad will happen to family members who had gone out on day-to-day work.
Pain upper limb and she feared Paralysis and had her BP checked which was 140/90 mmHg.
She wanted Chyluria to be cleared first, and then “my mental problems”.
Since 6 months her menses lasted only one day. Scanty.
If a friend tells about her problem she would think immediately that perhaps she too has that disease.
She repeated that she had great fear of disease and dying of it.
She said that about 4 years ago her brother fainted and fell. He was diagnosed of a rare disease for which there was no known cure. “This shocked me. Only after that my problems started. Before that I was a very happy person.”
She had several other symptoms which would fill another white page.
Psorinum M on 3.11.2004
5 Dec. 2004: Urine normal color; no breathing difficulty; Heaviness of body reduced; mental tension amel.
Itching in genital off and on. SL
2 Jan. 2005: “I am very happy and satisfied; no white urine in spite of oily food. No negative thoughts like accidents, death, etc.
No sour eructations
23 Jan. 2005: No white urine in spite of oily food; sour eructations with some burning in oesophagus; since 15 days pain Glabella, frontal sinus, following ‘cold’; sleepless from anxiety about brother;
17 March 2005: In this interval some symptoms came up including ‘cold’ after one year
22 May 2005: Heart burn; frequent eructations; fear from oppression chest
To cut a long story short, this patient is still under our treatment; she is not fully free of her irrational fear of disease, leucorrhoea, ec. Psorinum has given her lot of relief and that has been her main remedy; in the interval she had a dose of Sulphur 200 and Sepia was the last medicine given on 19 March 2009 which she feels has done her much good.
I have in my Clinic, currently under treatment at various stages of improvement, at least seven cases of Autism. All these came to me after being diagnosed by Paediatricians and Neurologists. They vary in age from 2 years to 17 years. I will very briefly present these.
1. CR. 8803/2008: S.Karthik, boy DOB: 1.2.1997: head was rather large at birth. He drooled a lot up to one year age. Except that speech was delayed other milestones were normal. Has a younger brother who is normal.
The child has gone the rounds of speech therapist, audio specialist, neurologist, etc. Currently attending special school.
Has grown well. Hyper active. Makes loud, strained noises, grunting, etc. to draw attention. Laughs loud. Shrieking. Weeping.
Sweat on head more.
An abscess on the lower right buttock just above the fold much pus. etc. was removed by allopathic treatment. This abscess has been recurring since six months.
For sleep he has been having Emetin b.d. since his 4th year age.
29 Oct. 2008: Tuberculinum 200
3 Dec. 2008: He again had abscess on the right buttock; allopathic external and internal medicines taken. I advised not to interfere with the abscess if it recurs.
30 Dec. 2009: Eruptions >; Strikes himself in anger Veratrum viride Q 1.
4 Feb. 2009: Violent anger; spits on persons, especially strangers Belladonna Q1 and a month later Q 2.
2 April 2009: Still spitting on face;
Laughter immoderate++. Constipation. Thirst +
Cuprum metallicum Q 1
2. CR. 8813/2008 Master Girish Raj, DOB: 8th July 2002: Full term normal delivery. Body was dark blue at birth; next day normal color.
Has been suffering from ‘cold’ from birth; has been on antibiotics most of the time since two years. Rubs nose often. Father noticed that the child’s motor functions were slow. But Paediatrician diagnosed Autism Developmental delay; Motor functions are slow, etc. only at 1½ yr. age. Head control late; late in sitting up; did not crawl on fours.
Makes noises; throws things out. Soils clothes.
Not thriving in spite of eating well.
Angry from contradiction. When angry bites, strikes himself, strikes his head against wall
Gnashes his teeth often. Sweats more on head
Averse to covering in all seasons.
4 November 2008: Laurocerasus Q 1 (he was dark blue at birth)
10 Dec. 2008: regaining weight. He is calm; not uttering meaningless words. More intimate with his mother; noticing and observing things.
No ‘cold’ while taking medicine. Bed wetting amel. Striking head in anger also amel.
“Over all much improved” Laurocerasus Q 2
24 Jan. 2009: He gets sudden anger. The anger was worse for about 15 days and then came down. He is now indicating the urge for urination on 4 out of 10 occasions. Washes after toilet. No itching of soles. Laurocerasus Q 3
14 June 2009: Still makes strange sounds.
School report says that he is much improved.
Better eye-contact. Recognizes his relations – sister, cousin etc.
He licks soap, oil, etc.
Anger much less now
Soles itch now since a week
Laurocerasus 200 (Laur. Beyond Q3 not available; hence 200)
3. CR.6804/2005: Master Nanda Kishore.. DOB 19.4.2003: Normal birth.
Came to me on 2 May 2005: Delayed speech. Does not identify relations. Eye contact very rare. Does not play with other children; plays with himself with some things. Makes noises. Bites; throws things; always running; running out of the house; very hyperactive.
So far has had no childhood illnesses; no colds, fevers, diarrhoea etc. Even during nights if we wake him up for some reason he would keep running, climbing over furniture, etc.
Chews paper; bites people; watches TV intently
Does not respond when he is called by his name.
After his birth for two days was constantly weeping. The nurse gave him sleeping drops.
In March 2005 he was diagnosed as ADHD; autistic features.
Is attending ‘occupational therapy’ school; when left there he will be weeping throughout until parent returns to pick him up.
Physical growth is that of a 3½ yr. old child.
Loves to travel; happy when the vehicle is moving; angry when it stops.
2 May 20005: Tuberculinum M
16 June 2005: His speed has come down; some eye contact. Good changes are seen. He listens when spoken to. Holds hand when walking
Bites; no toilet control. Sac Lac.
15 July 2006: In the meantime the parents consulted Neurophysician (Neuro psychologist) who chided the parents for taking Homœopathic treatment and referred to a Paediatrician who prescribed certain other remedies including Ginseng, etc. None of those remedies brought any improvement.
Now, he has very sensitive scalp and does not allow to dry his head after bath. Very stubborn; rolls on floor if refused. Currently on Speech, behavioural therapy. Nux vomica M.
The treatment continued irregularly sometimes and sometimes regularly, all the while the child improving in every way; he was still hyperactive but even in that there was improvement. Stramonium, Tarentula hispanica, Mercurius solubilis, Theridion currasivicum, Tuberculinum at various intervals during the period upto April 2009 have been applied. He is still hurried, but attentive, obeys, behaves normally like other children, normal eye contacts, attends school, etc.
4. CR.8800/2008: Ms Amrithavarshini. DOB: 17 June 2006. Baby girl. Came for consultation on 28 Oct. 2008. Born Caesarean . Breastfed upto 1 year age. All milestones up to 15 months age normal. Speech was not, however, clear. She was just babbling; no words, not even single letter words like ‘go’, ‘come’ in Tamil. On speech therapy since two weeks.
Diagnosed as Symptoms PDD mild Autism?
Sweaty head in sleep, more on occiput. Fear dark; Fear of Food Cooker whistle; cannot express urge for urine/stool; can’t be left alone, desires company. All vaccinations given.
Lycopodium Q 1
16 Dec. 2008: Pronounced improvement alround. Lycopodium Q 2.
1 February 2009: Improvement. Says names of objects and obeys certain commands. Fear of the Food Cooker whistle has reduced.
Enjoys when taken out
Has a ‘cold’
21 Feb 2009: Plays well; better. Lycopodium Q 3
9 May 2009: Attends the Speech therapy regularly; it has helped. She listens to stories. She sits, runs, etc. Now she mingles with other children; on some days she sits absorbed, as if. Lycopodium Q 4.
5. Ms Smruthi, S. girl child DOB: 15.10.2001. Caesarean delivery. Cried at birth, suckled well up to 8 months; all immunisations given. After MMR she seemed to have become worse (in Jan. 2003); uttered amma (mummy), appa (papa) at 1 yr. age. Milestones were delayed. Walked after 16 months. Hearing good. At two year age when she did not respond to call of her name. The doctors who examined her said that she had ADD with Autism. She was very thirstless; sweat more on head. Loves pungent, spicy food. She is motivated to action by touching her; for example, if something is given to her she will receive it if her mother just very lightly touch her; similarly almost all actions needs to be touched, even faintly, by her mother, of late even if her father touches. She needs to have something held in her hand. Fears to be alone. No fear of animals.
She can hear but not respond to the telephone bell, door bell, etc.
Good memory. Strangely she reads new letters, words, not taught to her or ever heard before! She does good roller skate.
Main advantage is that she responds to her mother’s (now father’s too) touch.
Keeps making noises constantly, like wails, howls, or moans, etc.
Keeps on playing with whatever is available, like pencil, pen, paperweight, etc
In this season (warm) she covers at night with a rug.
In 2005 she was in Hospital in Aug./Sept. 2005 when she was suspected to have swallowed water which went into his lung; infection, fever, Pneumonia;
7 March 2009: Phosphorus Q 1
24 March 2009: Constipation >; Passses stool daily. “There is some improvement; some eye contact; yesterday we went to a Park and she went and kissed another child for the first time. Speech clarity some improvement”
Phosphorus Q 2
18 April 2009: Sometimes she soils her under-wear and then goes to the Toilet. No constipation as such.
Eats biscuits, whatever given; no problem. Hungry more often.
Better eye contact. “Overall she is better in every way than what she was” Behavior such keeping her finger here or there always, smelling everything, flapping hands, are all lesser. Howling, making noises are also lesser.
She cannot protrude her tongue. Now when the telephone bell rings she runs into the room but won’t pick up receiver. Earlier she was not responding to the telephone ring. Phosphorus Q 3
3 June 2009: No soiling of underwear; still smells everything; has to have something in hand always; loves to play in Swing; makes howling noise. However, parents said, “there is, overall, some brightness.” Alumina Q 1
6. CR. 8170/2007: R. Karthik, DOB: 27 Sep. 1991: Came on 13 Oct. 2007. Born at full term; did not cry at birth; milestones normal. Only at 4 year age suspected to be slow in learning and backward. Diagnosed as Autism. Has been attending special training and there is some improvement. Speaks single word; not even small sentences. Would simply repeat whatever told/asked. No self-propelsion for anything. Hurried eating; hurried talking.
Sulphuric acid 200
27 Oct. 2007: has become very aggressive. SL
9 Dec. 2007: Better. Sulphuric acid 200.
29 Dec.2007: No aggression unless he is compelled much. “He was well up to 2 year age. At that age he fell from the first floor on the roof; may be he was shocked. He became less talkative after that and as he grew he became less and less talkative. Stramonium 200
2 Feb. 2008: There is improvement. Stramonium Q 1
13 Mar. 2008: Overall aggressiveness is gradually coming down (told by the hostel auithorities). Attention wanting; still hurried. Stramonium Q 2
19 Apr. 2008: Further improvement. When asked something he thinks for few moments and then answers. Answer may be irrelevant. Stramonium Q 3
7 June 2008: He now wishes to play; more with smaller children, as if he himself is a child Baryta carbonica 30
24 July 2008: No change. Sulphuric acid 200
4 Sept. 2008: Better; awkward gestures; answers correctly Sulphuric acid 200
20 Nov. 2008: Much improved; activities improved; speech yet to improve. He does not now point his finger while talking which he used to always do earlier. Sulphuric acid 200
8 Jan. 2009: Maintaining. Sulphuric acid M
21 Feb. 2009. Face expression has also improved. Sulphur 200.
11 April 2009: He is active. Yet to talk on his own. Hurried eating. Sac Lac.
10 May 2009: Premature graying of hair. Still does not use the word “I”, “mine”, but says “Karthik wants”. Lycopodium 200
2 June 2009: He has been on school vacation. Now he will be going back to school. His mother said, “He is steadily improving”. Sac Lac.
11. CR. 6990/2005: Mrs. Chitra A. DOB. 25.8.1975. Came on 25 Aug. 2005. Left ear pain after washing head (wetting head). Diagnosed by ENT Surgeon diagnosed as “Traumatic CP and suggested Surgery – Myringoplasty. On 11 Jan. 2005 – seven months ago – in the night around 0200 hours she was slapped hard on the left cheek by her husband. After 5 minutes she felt pain behind ear with noise in the ear. Since then pain off and on. No discharge . No hearing problem; occasional noise in the ear for few seconds. Pain would usually last for 4 – 5 hours. She is easily frightened. Fear of surgery, fear that she may die as a result of surgery. 25 Aug.: 2005:Tellurium metallicum Q 1, the 2 and 3. She was improving alround. Pains were rare.
15 June 2006: She complained of Sinusitis and headache as a result; washing head even weekly once causes headache. Hepar sulphuris 200, repeated in Sept. 2006.
9 March 2007: Headaches >; some noise in the left ear; nasal catarrh right nose with frontal headache. Silicea terra 200, repeated on 6 May 2007.
21 July 2007: Ear ache better; occasional noise. “Fear, anxiety, palpitation, all become worse when I am tensed.” Dysentery co. 30 (Bowel Nosode)
15 Oct. 2007: ear pain better; occasional noise in the ear; “want medicines to cure Sinus, cure of noise in the ear, for regrowth of torn Tynpanum.” Phosphorus 200, repeated in June 2008 and August 2008
27 Dec. 2008: “Since last 3 months no ear pain”. Sac Lac.
4 April 2009: Ear pain cured. No ear problem. Nasal block, stitching pin in head when I take a cold, Tendency to take colds is less. Blood Pressure 140/100 mmHg. Sac Lac.
11 June 2009: My BP is normal. Still sometimes experience pricking in head if get ‘water’ in the head. Sometimes very slight noise in the ear. “Feel anaemic” Phosphorus M.
The patient profusely thanked for saving her from Surgery and restoring her ear, and also for curing her father (another case) of his chronic ‘cold’ of over 10 years.
The case was mostly treated through correspondence; she was nearly 300 KM away and her husband was a college Professor tightly occupied and couldn’t make frequent visits to Chennai, where I work.
Amongst the giants of Homœopathy I reckon J.C.BURNETT and GALLAVARDIN as the biggest. None who has read the works of these two will differ. The former brought about great cures of physical retardation, lop-sided development, badly stunted growths, etc., the latter did magic with the mental states and did ‘Plastic’ work much before the special surgeons came on the scene.
You can read several cases in BURNETT’s, book Delicate, Backward, Puny, and Stunted Children where he reports cases in which partial retardation in development, for example a young girl who had only one breast developed and the other, left, just rudimentary; the left side of the body is lop-sided. The medicines prescribed by Dr. BURNETT rectifies this! It is thrilling to read BURNETT’s small monographs. I have not read anything nearly equal to them. Similarly J.P. GALLAVARDIN. He made me awestruck with his ‘Psychic Remedies’ Recall his case of the man who deliberately wore dirty, unclean dresses to the church on Sundays; and Ammonium carbonicummade him again a clean, civil person.
It is not so unusual that in the course of our daily Practice we too bring about ‘psychic’ cures; ‘cosmetic’ changes, etc.; unfortunately we do not ‘observe’ these and note and report. It is just like the ‘verifications’ by the earlier masters who observed every change after the remedy given and noted them for further verifications. The journal ZKH has, glad to note, a section for ‘verifications’ wherein, I hope all of us would contribute and in due course a large number therapeutically useful material would be available for the posterity.
13. CR. 6884/2005: Ms. DEVI, 23 years, was turning down every marriage proposal and her parents were much worried; this girl has been with us for normal periodic ailments like colds, headache, etc. Now she was found to be rather stubborn and much self-opinionated. I recalled GALLAVARDIN cases in which the mental attitude changed for the good and the happiness of all family members. Based on the symptoms she presented on 6 Dec. 2008, gave a dose of Nux vomica 200. The parents were assured that the girl will soon have change of mind! On the 30 Dec. 2008 the patient visited for a dry cough. The parents who accompanied her said happily that the girl has since accepted a marriage proposal. The marriage was performed on 25.6.2009. All well.