10th April 2018,
World Homoeopathy day
as it happens to be Birthday of founder of Homoeopathy
Dr Samule Hahnemann
Friday, February 9, 2018
A Case of Paediatric Cholelithiasis treated with Homoeopathy
Prof G R Mohan
M D (Hom) PG dip (Env Stud)
Former ,Principal, Devs Homoeopathic Medical College,
RR District, TL, India
Introduction: Gallstones are a major public health problem in all developed countries. Although gallbladder disease had traditionally been considered an adult condition, the prevalence has been rising in the pediatric population. Baby aged 5year came with multiple Gall stones was treated successful with Lycopodium and Carduus Marianus. Treatment was guided by ultra sound scan of abdomen before and after treatment. It is an Evidenced based Homoeopathic treatment.
Key words: Cholelithiasis, Homoeopathy,
Cholelithiasis is defined as “the presence or formation of stones in the gall bladder”. Cholelithiasis incidence ranging from 0.15% to 0.22%.. Cholelithiasis is common throughout the adult population, affecting as many as 25 million Americans and resulting in 500,000-700,000 cholecystectomies per year.
The Cholelithiasis prevalence has been rising in the pediatric population. Gallbladder disease is much rarer in children, with 1.3 pediatric cases occurring per every 1000 adult cases .A population-based study estimated that the prevalence of gallstones and biliary sludge in children is at 1.9% and 1.46%, respectively2.Pediatric patients undergo 4% of all cholecystectomies. Cholecystectomy is the procedure of choice for symptomatic children with Cholelithiasis, regardless of age 2, 3. Cholelithiasis can occur at any age, including prenatally, but is most common during puberty. Females are at significantly higher risk, with an overall 4:1 female-to-male predominance that increases to 11 to 22.1 during adolescence.
The common causes related to predisposing factors are Hemolytic disease, hepatobiliary disease, obesity, prolonged parenteral nutrition, abdominal surgery, trauma, sepsis, and pregnancy. In children one fourth of total Cholelithiasis cases are Calcium carbonate stones, remaining 48% of gallstones in children belongs to Black pigment stones. They are formed when bile becomes supersaturated with calcium bilirubinate, the calcium salt of unconjugated bilirubin. Black pigment stones are commonly formed in hemolytic disorders and can also develop with parenteral nutrition. The complications of Cholelithiasis in children are similar to those in adults.2
A Case: Baby aged 5year came with following complaints
Complaints: Pain in the abdomen on and off, pain in the throat with recurrent fever. with multiple Gall stones.
Presenting complaints : Pain in the right hypochondria on and off since a year shifting from right to left, fullness of abdomen, on and off pain in the throat < by eating Chocolates, she has great desire to eat.
Past history: nothing particular
Treatment history: took conventional medicine for above problem.
Family history: mother is suffering from Migraine.
Aversions: - Nothing Particular
Bowel movements: Normal.
General physical examination & observations : normal built with 20 KGs; child is fussy in nature, on examination of throat : no congestion only chronic enlargement of tonsils.
GIT: abdomen on palpation soft, NYD
Investigations of significance: WBC: 18200, ESR: 15mm, CRP: 60mg/l, ASO: 200IU/ml,
Alkaline Phosphate: 650IU/L, SGPT 45IU/Land SGOT 37IU/L. Ultra sound Scan: Multiple stones in Gall bladder.
Provisional diagnosis: Cholelithiasis
Clinical diagnosis: Cholelithiasis, Chronic Tonsillitis,
Clinical classification: Dynamic chronic fully developed miasmatic disease
Miasmatic diagnosis: Trimiasmatic
Totality of symptoms: A shown in reportorial chart
Repertorial totality: A shown in Repertorial chart
Analysis of repertorial result:
Reasons for selecting the remedy:
Reasons for selecting the remedy:
8/9/2009: Nux Vomica 200,3doses was given and 15 days Rubrum was given.
25/09/09: no change in her complaints, 7 days Rubrum was given
09/10/09: no change in her complaints as per the Repertorisation, Lycopodium covered 7 out of six symptoms, I gave Lycopodium 30 C 3doses were given, 15 days Rubrum was given.
24/10/09: pain in throat reduced, appetite no improvement, pain right hypochondrium was persisting, 15 days Rubrum was given
19/11/09 appetite improved. Pain right hypochondrium was persisting, fullness of abdomen was slightly better, Tuberculinum 200C, 3doses were given, 15 days Rubrum was given.
28/11 / 09 she came with pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, bowel movement was normal, regular. Cardus M 6C, 2pill twice a day for 1O days followed by Rubrum 20 Days,
25/12/09 : Weight has increases to 21 kgs, General condition was normal, repeated Cardus M 6C , 2pill twice a day for 1O days followed by Rubrum 20 Days advised them to go for Ultra sound Scan, Liver function Test
17/01/2010: General condition was normal Ultra sound Scan was normal as shown below.
Liver function Test Within normal limits. Advice the father of the patient to come after 2 months for review.
Reasons for selecting the remedies:
Nux Vomica was selected as case has come from conventional system of treatment; it has covered five out of seven symptoms. Lycopodium was selected as it has covered six out of seven symptoms. It is a right sided remedy ,Tuberculinum was prescribed as well indicated remedies are not giving desired results, Carduus Marianus 6C was given as it is a very important remedy for Gall Stones , there was lot of pressure on me as said patient was relative of local Gastroenterologist , there was fear of obstruction, parents were afraid of going for Surgery. For this reasons I have changed the remedies frequently. But child got desired cure.
Conclusion: estimated the prevalence of gallstones and biliary sludge in children at 1.9% and 1.46%, respectively.2 in children very common presentation will be pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, most of the Physicians don’t dream of this Cholelithiasis condition. In majority of cases we can relive the pain by our homoeopathic remedies. Sometimes we may not get expected results, only ultra sound Scan can give us the direction to proper treatment. The above case is one example, an organopathic remedy helped to dissolve the multiple stones. In children we have to depend only objective symptoms , as children are not in position to give their subjective symptoms.
Authors' information: www.drgrmohan.com
Acknowledgements : I thank the patient for the cooperation she has extended during the time of treatment.
Repertorisation chart of Cholelithiasis case:
(for full-length article ref : Hpathy.ezine, nov 2011 & Wonders of Homoeopathy an evidence based study )
Monday, August 15, 2016
The journey to fertility - A case of poly cystic ovarian syndrome
Prof G R Mohan
M D (Hom)., P G Dip (Env Stud)
Former Principal, Devs Homeopathic Medical College,
Deva nagar, Ankireddypalli, Kesara mandal, R R Disrtict, A
Key words: Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, Homeopathic remedies
Poly cystic ovarian syndrome first described by American gynecologists Stein and Leventhal in 1935, the Poly cystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder affecting 10-15% of women, worldwide, irrespective of race or color. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects 116 million women worldwide as of 2010 (3.4% of the women). According Dr Rajeev Punjabi India witnesses alarming rise in the incidence of PCOS, India has witnessed about 30 per cent rise in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) cases in the last couple of years. Lack of awareness and lifestyle changes are considered to be the major factor leading to this phenomenon., 1 2
At least 12 follicles develop in the ovaries (polycystic means 'many cysts'). Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. Increased testosterone level, raised levels of insulin in the bloodstream is thought to be the main underlying reason to develop PCOS. A high level of Luteinising hormone is found in about 4 in 10 women with PCOS this test is suggestive but not diagnostic. 1,3
Symptoms: menstrual intervals longer than 35 days; less than eight menstrual cycles a year, in some cases, failure to menstruate for four months or longer; and that prolonged periods may be scant or heavier.
Elevated levels of male hormones androgens lead to Acne Vulgaris ,oily skin, Hirsutism (69%) androgenic alopecia, around the armpits, groin, neck, and breasts dark or thick skin markings and creases , Clitoris swelling, Central Obesity (apple shaped ) BodyMass Index over 27 , Mood disturbance . 74% Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage are noticed.
A systematically selected homeopathic remedy has the capacity to correct hormonal imbalance due to poly cystic ovarian syndrome by stimulating the glands to secrete various hormones in the required manner, on the the basic pathology, miasmatic nature, individual study, a suitable homeopathic similimum will bring an excellent change in blood and sonographic reading. Homeopathic remedies would help in the regression of ovarian cysts.
Losing 5 percent to 10 percent of weight according to BodyMass Index, can help to restart ovulation, Exercise can help you lose weight. Diet : Low glycemic index foods, diet include whole grains, beans, fruit, vegetables and lean protein , Eating a few small meals rather than three big ones may help even out blood sugar levels
A case of Poly cystic ovarian syndrome : Patient by name MS S, aged 20 years, unmarried , student , who was dreaming to get married and conceive , came to me on 10-02-2013 who was medium built, with 64.9 Kg weight, hot patient, very irritable, known case of hypothyroidism since 4 years presented the following symptoms
Menses delayed by 5 months, irregularity since 3 years
Irritability 2 years
Anxiety about health 1year
Haughty since 8 months
Hair over upper lip, neck. 2 years
Since 2007 period is late, was diagnosed as hypothyroidism and kept on allopathic medication, taking medication for P C O S also.
Family history: F/H hypothyroidism
Desire- Cold food , desire spicy food.
Aversions/ intolerance- NS.
Urine- 5/6 times/day. No special. Characteristics.
Habits and addiction : no
Life space investigation.
She belongs to an upper middle class family of Hyderabad. Her father is a business person . She is a first child of her parents. Had normal childhood, 3 years back her mother died due to health problem.
General physical examination
The patient was short stature 64.9 Kg weight, B M I: 25, no pallor, cyanosis, edema, clubbing or lymphadenopathy.
Examination of neck : slight swelling of thyroid gland on deglutition.
GIT System: abdomen was soft, liver palpable, spleen not enlarged
CNS System: Nothing abnormal detected
CVS System: Nothing abnormal detected
Respiratory System: Nothing abnormal detected
U S Scan on different times : P C O D ( 2009, 2010 & 2012 )
Antverted uterus, Endometrial thickness :
F S H 6. 7.9 ; L H :21.78 ; S Prolactine : 8.8
T S H : 3.78uiu/ml
Clinical diagnosis: P C O D
Clinical classification :
Dynamic chronic fully developed miasmatic disease.
Psoro -Sycotic and Syphilitic.
Totality of symptoms :
Anxiety about health
Desire for open air
Desire for cold Food , desire spicy food
* Repertorisation chart (attached below) 4
* Phosphorus and Pulsatilla were the first two remedies emerged on Repertorisation. Reasons for selecting Pulsatilla was due to as it covered all symptoms with maximum score. Boericke says "it is pre-eminently a female remedy , He says that the disposition and mental state are the chief guiding symptoms to the selection of Pulsatilla.
* 10/02/2013 before the total case was taken , on the day one Thuja30C, Five doses were given every 12 the hourly, along with Placebo 5 days .
* patient came on 26-2-13 no trace of menses Pulasatilla 200c ,5doses were given with Placebo for 20 days .
* 24-03-13 : patient came with no trace of menses Pulasatilla IM, 3doses were given with Placebo 30 days .
* 21-04-13 : patient came and said that menses appeared on 17-04-13, bleeding was more. Only Placebo 30days was given.
* 19-05-13 : patient came and said menstrual bleeding continued for 20 days, extreme weakness China 200C, 5 doses , Placebo 15days, Carcinosin 1M , one dose , Placebo 15days was given.
* 16-06-13 : patient came and said weakness reduced, Menses was again delayed 12 days, it appeared on 29-05-13, LM P was on 17-04-13, Pulasatilla I0M, one dose was given with Placebo 30 days . I have advised her to undergo U S Scan of the abdomen.
* 14-07-13 : patient came and said menses appeared on 29-06-13, two days bleeding was present, weakness reduced, Placebo 30days .
25-08-13 : patient came with the U S Scan report which was showing Normal study (attached below). Irritation and other symptoms were normal. Carcinosin 1M , one dose , Placebo 15days was given.Ahoka Q, was given daily .
In the above case all investigations were pointing towards Poly cystic ovarian syndrome . since 2009 she is having the problem, took various treatments with out any benefit, as her age was marriage age, any girl wish to get married and concive, but her periods were very irregular, many times she was kept on contraceptive pills to regulate periods and used metformin without any benefit. with that she gained her weight. 2009 to 2013 she has put on 11 kg weight.developed sever anxity about her health and future.
In the conventional treatment Medical treatment Polycystic ovaries are treated with a laparoscopic procedure called "ovarian drilling" Or Reducing insulin resistance by improving insulin sensitivity through medications such as Metformin anti diabetic drug. If fertility is not the primary aim, then menstruation is regulated with a contraceptive pill . 1
Pulasatilla has given good result in regulating menstruation , it has changed her mood, helped Her to shed weight and lastly Poly cystic ovarian Cysts vanished with homeopathic remedies. In the above case Carcinosin Burnett was given; as it coved Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic miasms, it’s a Chronic, Intercurrent remedy . Thuja Occidentalis covered Psoric, Sycotic, Syphilitic miasms
It's surprising to note that Pulsatilla which is selected on the basis of repertriation , given to the patient gave success, but following observations were noted.
In Murphy’s repertory under the rubric female-Tumors, genitals-ovaries, cysts : 44 remedies are there but Pulsatilla is missing
Synthesis 8.1 V repertory under the rubric female-Tumors, genitals-ovaries, cysts : 32 remedies are there but Pulsatilla is missing
Boericke O, repertory under the rubric female sexual system -ovaries, cysts dropsy : 25 remedies are there but Pulsatilla is missing
1) Ganie M A, Kalra S. Polycystic ovary syndrome - A metabolic malady, the mother of all lifestyle disorders in women -2011 [cited 2013 Sep 16]; 15:239-41. Available from: http://www.ijem.in/text.asp?2011/15/4/239/85571
4) Hompath Wildfire
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Irritable Bowel syndrome - a challenge in medical practice
Prof G R Mohan
(NHJ, Vol 8, no 2, March/April-2006
full length article in Wonders of Homoeopathy an evidence based study
Irritable bowel syndrome a motility disorder involving the entire GI tract, it is a challenge to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in clinical practice with high prevalence of one in four. The cause of irritable bowel syndrome is unknown. No anatomic cause is seen. Emotional factors, diet, drugs, or hormones may precipitate or aggravate GI motility. Some patients of IBS have anxiety disorders, particularly panic disorder; major depressive disorder; and somatization disorder. However, stress and emotional conflict do not always coincide with symptom onset and recurrence. This clinical condition, which has long been misunderstood and misdiagnosed, may represent a complex interaction of altered neurochemical mediators in the enteric nervous system with psychosocial and environmental influences. (2).
The pathogenesis of IBS is poorly understood although roles for abnormal gut motor and sensory activity, central neural dysfunction, psychological disturbances, stress and other factors have been proposed.
Abnormal psychiatric features are recorded in upto 80% of IBS patients, however no single psychiatric diagnosis predominates. An association between prior sexual or physical abuse and development of IBS has been reported. Forms of sexual abuse associated with IBS include verbal aggression, exhibitionism, sexual harassment, sexual touching and rape. The pathophysiologic relationship between IBS and sexual and physical abuse is unknown. However physical and sexual abuse may result in hyper vigilance to body sensations at CNS level and visceral hypersensitivity at the gut level.
Gender, race, and age all play a role in the prevalence of IBS. Recent studies suggest that in the
the incidence of IBS is 10% and its prevalence 20%. These numbers are dependent
on the diagnostic criteria used as well as on the population studied.
Approximately 70% of patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for IBS do not
seek medical care; the remaining patients account for 12% of primary care
visits. Community-based estimates suggest that up to 30% of patients with a
gastrointestinal complaint will have IBS but only a minority of patients
diagnosed by a gastroenterologist. United States
There are two major clinical types of IBS, constipation predominate IBS, and Diarrhea predominate IBS.
In constipation-predominant IBS, constipation is common, but bowel habits vary. Most patients have pain over at least one area of the colon, associated with periodic constipation alternating with a more normal stool frequency. Stool often contains clear or white mucus. The pain is either colicky, coming in bouts, or a continuous dull ache; it may be relieved by a bowel movement. Eating commonly triggers symptoms. Bloating, flatulence, nausea, dyspepsia, and pyrosis can also occur.
Diarrhea-predominant IBS is characterized by precipitous diarrhea that occurs immediately on rising or during or immediately after eating. Nocturnal diarrhea is unusual. Pain, bloating, and rectal urgency are common, and incontinence may occur. Painless diarrhea is not typical and should lead to consider other diagnostic possibilities e.g., malabsorption, osmotic diarrhea, and etc.
The key to diagnosis of IBS is effective history taking, which requires attention to directed, but not controlled, elaboration of the presenting symptoms, history of present illness, past medical history, family history, familial interrelationships, and drug and dietary histories. Equally important are the patient's interpretation of personal problems and overall emotional state. The quality of patient-physician interaction is key to diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy. Patients with IBS generally appear to be healthy. Palpation of the abdomen may reveal tenderness, particularly in the left lower quadrant, (4)
• Relief with defecation
• Onset associated with change in stool frequency.
• Onset associated with change in stool formation.
1. Fewer than three bowel movements per week.
2. More than three bowel movements per day.
3. Hard or lumpy stools.
4. Loose or watery stools.
5. Straining during bowel movements.
6. Fecal urgency.
7. Feelings of incomplete evacuation.
8. Passage of mucus during bowel movement.
9. Sensation of abdominal fullness or bloating
Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome = one or more of 2, 4, and 6 and none of 1, 3, and 5
Constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome = one or more of 1, 3, and 5 and none of 2, 4, and 6 (4)
Symptoms can be triggered by stress or the ingestion of food is 50% higher than for patients who do not fit the diagnostic criteria. These patients undergo more surgical procedures (such as hysterectomy, appendectomy, and cholecystectomy) and have a higher rate of work absenteeism and an increased number of physician visits per year. Moreover, these patients have significantly impaired quality of life even when compared with chronic disease such as diabetes. Upto 40% of referrals to gastroenterologists are IBS. (2,3).
Lactase intolerance is another common condition that can mimic diarrhea-predominant IBS, antecedent event such as a viral gastroenteritis or food-borne illness is important because there is evidence that up to 30% of patients will develop IBS-like symptoms after experiencing Salmonella enteritis,
- Physical exam.
- Blood tests.
- X ray of the bowel: This x-ray test is called a barium enema or lower GI (gastrointestinal) series. Barium is a thick liquid that makes the bowel show up better on the x-ray. Before taking the x ray, the doctor will put barium into your bowel through the anus.
- Endoscopy: The doctor inserts a thin tube into your bowel. The tube has a camera in it, so the doctor can look at the inside of the bowel to check for problems.
The approach by conventional system in the treatment of IBS is without consideration of person as a whole but in Homoeopathic system the successes rate is more due to holistic approach, in considering the mental and physical aspects of the individual. Giving importance to mind in treatment is the need of the hour in IBS; so homoeopathic treatment has edge over other systems
A high-fiber diet should be advised to reduce digestive system irritation. Alcohol, caffeine, and fatty, gassy, or spicy foods should be avoided. Recommended stress management techniques include yoga, meditation, hypnosis, biofeedback, and reflexology. Reflexology is a technique of foot massage that is thought to relieve diarrhea, constipation, and other IBS symptoms.
The following two interesting cases of IBS treated in OPD
C A S E S:
NAME- Mr.G, 35years. Male-Sex,
Religion- Hindu. Married.
Occupation – Works in a Private Bank.
Date of first visit-13.03.03 (OPD)
· Burning in throat since 3 years.
· Irregular bowel habits since 10 months.
History of presenting complaints-
Patient was well before 3-4 years; to start with he developed symptoms of pain in the right hypochondrium, burning pain in throat, sour eructations, regurgitation of food after eating. he was diagnosed as having cholelithiasis and he was operated for it. He was very well up to 5/6 months of operation, but gradually he developed following symptoms.
Burning in throat since 3 years < Afternoon , taking spicy food, excess quantity of food and after any anxiety or tension.
Regurgitation of food and water
Irregular bowel habit-morning at least gets 3 times urgency before (before going to office, in holidays also he gets for 3 times.)
First –just after raising from bed.
2nd- mostly after breakfast.
3rd- commonly before starting for office.
Itching in scalp since 4-5years.
Chickenpox in childhood.
2.Homoeopathic-a) Ars.alb200.b) Arg.Nit 200.
Appetite-good, now taking food in small quanties.
Desires –cold drinks.
Bowels-3/4 times daily. (3times before ).
Sweat- on exertion, offensive odour.
Dreams –not specific.
Thermal reactions- Likes open air. Likes winter.
Life space investigation- He hails from one middle class family. Now works in a private bank. Happy with his work. Married and having a son of two year. Relationship with family members and others is good. Can’t concentrate in one thing for a long time, low in confidence.
Physical examination- Well nourished, moderate built.
No signs of pallor, icterus, cyanosis, clubbing and edema.
B.P-120/80 mm of Hg.
Pulse rate-75/min, regular, full, and no spl. character.
Heart rate –75/min regular, full, no spl. character
GIT- No relevant sign found.
Investigations- Within the normal range.
Clinical diagnosis- Irritable bowel syndrome.
Disease classification: Dynamic chronic fully developed miasmatic disease.
Miasmatic Diagnosis: Mixed miasmatic disease (Predominantly Psoric)
Complete Repertory Selected
Ailments from anxiety.
Confidence want of self.
Male genital- Sexual; Desire increased
Generalities- Food and drinks sweets aversion.
Food and drinks, cold drinks water desires.
Perspiration- Odor- offensive.
Throat- Pain – Burning.
Stomach-Eructations-food of, regurgitation.
Result of repertorisation.
1. Lyco-26/11. 6.Ars.alb-20/10.
2. Phosp-25/10. 7.Caust-20/10.
3. Merc-22/10. 8.Puls-20/10.
4. Sil-22/10. 9.Sulph-20/10.
Lyco 200/ 1 dose on
No change in symptoms.
Placebo- 1 dose
No change in symptoms.
Along with previous mental symptoms patient now have a marked aversion to do the official work.
As before he has a strong desire for cold drinks,
Basing upon these symptoms and as before also Phos. was in the 2nd position in repertorization , Phos 200 planned to be prescribed.
Phosphorus 200C / 1 dose.
Bowel habit reduced to 2 times in morning.
Bowel habit once in the morning.
Burning pain and regurgitation reduced.
Placebo /1 dose
Case Summary: In this case due importance was given to the mental symptoms of the patient and the case was marked improved after Phos 200 may be due to its highest similarity to the case and as it covering more prominent mental symptoms.
Mr. K, 51yrs/M, Hindu, Married, illiterate, Agricultural laborer, admitted in our IPD, Bed no.31 with the complaints of sensation of fullness of abdomen < after eating, stool >flatus; aching pain in the abdomen on and off with urging to stool < during urging to stool >flatus; constipation, frequent, ineffectual, urging and burning sensation in both soles
No significant past history. Took allopathic treatment for the presenting complaints for the last 6 months with only temporary relief
Appetite: reduced Thirst: 5-6 glasses/day.
Desires: Sweets Aversions: sour things
Urine: (D/N): 6-7/0-1 Perspiration: only on exertion
Bowels: Constipated, frequent, ineffectual, urging.
Thermal state: Ambithermal
Mental generals: Ailments from silent grief, cannot bear contradiction.
Investigations: On 24/06/2004, CBP: Hb%- 13.5gm%, T.RBC-4.8 milli/cu mm, T.WBC-8,000cells, ESR-5mm/1st hr, 9/2nd hr; DC-L.60%, L.33%, E.5%, M.2%: Stool analysis-No cyst, No ova, No occult blood, No parasite. FBS, LPT – with in normal limits
Diagnosis: Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Disease classification: Dynamic chronic fully developed miasmatic disease
Miasmatic Diagnosis: Predominant Psora - Syphilis
[KT] [Stomach] Desire: Sweets:
[KT] [Stomach] Desire: Sour:
[KT][Abdomen] Fullness, sensation of: Eating: after:
[KT][Abdomen] Fullness, sensation of: Flatus, passing: amel:
[KT][Abdomen] Pain: Aching: Flatus, passing: amel:
[KT][Abdomen] Pain: Aching: Stool: Urging, during.
[KT][Abdomen] Pain: Aching: Stool: Before:
[KT][Rectum] Constipation: Ineffectual urging and straining
[KT][Extremities Pain] Pain: Burning: Hand: Palm: Night:
[KT][Extremities Pain] Pain: Burning: Foot: Sole: Night:
Repertorial Result: Sulph 20/9, Lyc 17/7, Carb.veg 16/8, Sep 15/8, Calc.carb 12/6
Previous Homoeopathic Treatment: Initially Nux vom 200C and Lyco 1M prescribed based upon the prominent physical generals and gastric symptoms but there has been no relief for 15 days, but after careful interrogoration about his life space investigation, he revealed the death of his son 6 months back, after that he was constantly brooding over that matter without expressing outwards and from then onwards started his complaints gradually and cannot bear contradiction
Observation and progress
First prescription (Based on acute emotional causative modality)
Complaints slightly reduced. General’s normal.
S.L / 2 weeks
Complaints completely reduced. Generals’ normal. Patient was discharged and advised to attend OP every Thursday.
S.L/ 1 month
Recurrence of complaints since 3 days. App-reduced, thirst- more, H/o of grief
S.L / 2 weeks
No recurrence of complaints. Burning pain in the soles reduced completely.
No recurrence of complaints.
S.L / 2 weeks
No recurrence of complaints. Patient feels better
S.L / 2 weeks
No recurrence of complaints.
Case Summary: Mr. K, aged 51 years, developed fullness and aching pain in the abdomen after stool and burning sensation in the soles following his son’s death. He was treated initially with Ign 200C/1D and later Natr.mur 1M/1D as per the case required. This led to marked improvement as there was no recurrence of complaints and the patient is still under observation and further results awaited.
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