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THE SYMPTOM VERSUS THE HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN

- Dr.  V.  Krishnaamurthy
32/56, Kuppaiah Street, West Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033. India
Phone: 044-24890370, 09884612450, 09789069362 E-mail: jaykrish1966@gmail.com

When we come to the practical aspects, it is the intelligence of the practitioner that counts more than anything else. Most homoeopaths end up as symptom-coverer as the following case illustration would show:

Case: Letter from Dr. X., M.D.(Radiologist), 33 years, is given below.
“Respected sir, This is Dr. .. These are the following things all my complaints.
1.Loss of libido (lack of sexual desire). Since l year, my U.T.A. and stricture problem started. My sexual life very limited. Now we are trying for kids. But I am not much active sexual life. Please do the needful.
Lack of Desire homeo
Lack of Desire

2.Three months ago suffered with severe cough. That I had pneumonia patch in right midzone (of lung). No cough subsided but on an off pain is coming right posterial chest wall where pneumonia patch was there previously.

3.Hypertension. My blood pressure sometime touching 150/ 100. If I take twice (BP tablet) daily dose. Then it will be controlled.
4.Overweight. I observed I am putting more weight. My food intake also seems increased. I am fond of sweets and junk food. My present weight is 118 kg. Please do the needful.”

MOST IMPORTANT NOTE TO BE BORNE IN MIND: We are going to learn something new and unique out of this case. Every case is, of course, unique. There is difference between a symptom-coverer and a true homoeopathic physician. Any average practitioner would work out on the following symptoms:
  1. Impotency
  2. Hypertension
  3. Obesity

What the patient tells is just and mere cotton. No one can wear cotton as such. We have to make thread out of cotton, then weave cloth with the thread; and stitch a shirt out of that cloth. Now only it is ready for wearing. So also, out of the symptoms told by the patient we have to conceive and derive many things. In the above case, the practitioner must work out the case as under:

The age of the patient is 33.

Point No. 1: He has impotency, hypertension. These two symptoms, put together, should be viewed from a different angle. These two normally appears in old age, i.e. above sixty years of age. But we find this in a person of 33 years. Therefore, the term pre-senility should at once come to our mind. In other words, he should be treated as an old-age patient.

Point No. 2: He is already an allopathic doctor and the medicines he had taken fail to bring down the blood pressure. Therefore, the term ‘lack of reaction’ should also come to our mind.

The above two symptoms are ‘general symptoms.’ Wherever possible we must always work out cases on ‘general symptoms.’ Craving for sweets, increased intake of food are secondary.

SAMUEL LILIENTHAL’S HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS: Constitution, Age…(page 233-234) –For old people—aged persons get very fleshy: Kali carb., Aur-met., Op., Sec., Amm-carb., Fluor-ac. [We take this because, though the patient is just 33 years old, he has pre-senility.]

These six remedies are studied in Boericke’s Mat. Med. Only the first para or preamble under various remedies are useful for confirming one out of the several remedies selected through the repertory:

The remedy Ammonium carb. was selected because of the following words found under that in Boericke’ Mat. Med.

The diseased conditions met by this remedy are such as we find often in rather stout . . . have a slow reaction generally, . . . Mucous membranes of the respiratory organs are especially affected. Fat patients with weak heart . . .

HOW TO CONFIRM A REMEDY WITH BOERICKE. If the remedy selected by you is correct—the similimum, then the symptom appears in the first sentence of that remedy in Boericke. Or, if the symptom appears in the subsequent sentences, it is either given in italics; or, it is preceded by an adjective or followed by an adverb.

Again, let us read Ammon-carb. in the FINAL MAT. MED. OF MIND SYMPTOMS and there we find the following to further confirm our selection:

…makes frequent mistakes in speaking and writing; …gloomy, depressed…[If the reader carefully read the letter of the patient reproduced on page 5, he can notice the glaring grammatical mistakes made by the patient. For this reason alone we have reproduced his letter without correcting the spelling and other mistakes.]

Amm-carb.10M, one single dose and placebo. Patient shows much progress in his health and is under treatment.

One has to decide whether he would remain as a mere symptom-coverer in his lifetime or he would like to be a Homoeopathic Physician.
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Case: [Letter from Mrs. XYZ, 27 years is given below] “Respected Dr. Krishnamurthy

I am feeling depressed and getting angry very easily because of my problems in the joint family. Frankly I am not enjoying my (present) life. I am always worried of some or the other problem.
Depression Easily homeo
Depression Easily
I completed the previous medicine you have given. As well I am now using them. The feeling of childlessness is always worrying me a lot. It has been 4 years of our married life.

And, again coming to my problems the growth of unnatural hair is a bit better, but no complete cure is seen. Hair fall, dry skin, loss of elasticity of skin, stretch marks, joint pains are also worrying me a lot. I am also having slight visual disturbances and headache sometimes. Every day I wake up in the morning that I am not active. I am having body pains, backache, due to which the start of the day is lazy and uninteresting. This is all about my problems sir. Kindly give the medicine accordingly.”

Symptoms from the above case to be taken for repertorisation.

1. Anger (a symptom of will)
2. Worried — Anxiety
3. ‘Every day I wake up in the morning that I am not active’ — sleep, unrefreshing.
4. Lazy and uninteresting — Dullness.

Kent’s Repertory: Anger (top-grade remedies) + Sleep, unrefreshing (top-grades) = Nit-ac. (we read this remedy in the MATERIA MEDICA OF MIND SYMPTOMS) and it does not match with the patient. When you get no remedy or 1-2 remedies

(after repertorisation) and they do not match with the patient, you must become alert! You have not chosen the correct rubrics.

Though ‘Sleep, unrefreshing’ is a general symptom, it has no value in the case of dull patients (the start of the day is lazy and uninteresting) there is another general symptom in this case. She has (a) hair fall, (b) visual problems, and (c) headache.

Two or more complaints above the neck: for this take the rubric Congestion in the Chapter Generalities in Kent’s Repertory.

Top-grade remedies common to the rubrics ‘Anger’ plus ‘Congestion’ are: Acon., Nux-v., Sulph.

We now read these three remedies in the MATERIA MEDICA OF MIND SYMPTOMS by the author and the following lines under the remedy Sulphur agrees with the case.

. . . Venous lethargy, inclination to consume hours in doing nothing, does not take any interest in anything . . .
being too lazy to rouse himself up . . .

Sulphur-10M one single dose was given. Patient is improving and is under treatment.
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In his Lesser Writings Dr. James Tyler Kent points out, “Homoeopathy is slow to win its way because of defective use of books as well as because of defective books.” One cannot learn swimming without first getting into the water. So also, to learn car driving, on the first day itself you are made to sit on the wheels! Thus without actual cases one cannot learn homoeopathic practice. Let us therefore side by side, study with the actual cured cases. There are no ‘theories’ or ‘principles’ in homoeopathy. Following are cured cases:

Case: A patient met with a vehicle accident and his thigh bone was broken. After treatment he was okay, but very soon had developed complications and after taking all necessary tests he was told by the doctors that his kidney (though not injured in the accident) was not functioning and he was put on dialysis. If the practitioner has thorough knowledge of the valuable reference works, he can prescribe the similimum in some cases without even seeing the patient (and questioning for ‘sensation, modality, concomitants’ etc.)

This case is very easy. In all vehicle accidents a victim invariably rolls down either inside the vehicle or on the road and the spinal cord and/or the trunk is twisted (as when we twist a cloth after washing by holding both ends to extract excess water from it.)

Now his kidney is not functioning. After road accidents if an organ fails (without any injury to that organ) the only probable cause is that the plexus (a network of veins or nerves) of that organ is affected and this is not revealed in x-ray or scan report. [See BRITISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - 12 volumes.]

Wilkinson’s Materia Medica comes to our help in this case. In this book under the remedy Eupatorium purpureum we find the following:

“Through the renal plexus, this remedy has a specific and special action upon the kidneys. . .”

This remedy was given in one single dose in the 10M potency. His kidney started functioning normally and dialysis was stopped. It is now more than two years and the patient is in good health.

Case: For outstation patients, I ask them to write down their symptoms on a paper in their own handwriting and send it to me. The letter of one such patient is given below:

“Respected doctor, I am suffering from chronic sugar for 15 years, and I am taking medicines regularly. I am having ulcer also for the past 10 years and taking medicines only for ulcer then and there and mostly avoiding pain-killer tablets and antibiotics.

Now for the past six months I am having throat pain due to reflux in the stomach irritation. Now throat infection got cured but mouth ulcer started before 2 months. For that also I took Riboflavin daily six tablets and Histac, Pan40 etc. But I am vexed of tablets, tablets, tablets. In the meantime I have seen your valuable books and am getting excited. Please kindly guide me.”

Finding the remedy—the similimum for this patient is simple and very easy. There are two mind symptoms:

(A) “I am vexed of tablets, tablets, tablets.” For ‘vexation’ Kent’s Repertory tells us to see “Irritability.”

(B) She says that she got excited by seeing my books because she feels they are valuable. For this mind symptom you

should not take the rubric ‘Excitement, excitable.’ The correct rubric for this is ‘gay, frolicsome, hilarious.’ The equivalent rubric in Kent’s Repertory (under the chapter ‘MIND’) is ‘Mirth.’

I now compare the remedies in top-grade in both the rubrics viz., ‘Mirth’ and ‘Irritability.’ Only one remedy viz., Natrum carb is found in top-grade in both the lists. As a next step I read the remedy in the author’s FINAL AND SENSIBLE MAT. MEDICA OF MIND SYMPTOMS. We find the following: “exceedingly irritable . . . dyspepsia, with sour belching, waterbrash, retching…” (see the patient’s letter above. She writes, ‘I am vexed of tablets, tablets, tablets.’) Again in Wilkinson’s Mat. Medica we find the following under Nat-carb.:

“Irritable,  excitable  mood  .  .  .

Subacute, inflammatory irritation of whole alimentary mucous membrane, from mouth to anus.”

Natrum-carb-10M single dose was given. It not only cured her completely of the gastric complaints but also diabetes.

Precision and versatility is the culture of homoeo-pathy.

The abovementioned books are available with the author for sale as under (including postage):

WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA (pages 713) Rs.750=00 FINAL AND SENSIBLE MATERIA MEDICA AND
REPERTORY OF MIND SYMPTOMS Rs.300=00

BRITISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEDICAL PRACTICE [12 Volumes and one index volume, each volume about 650 pages]—For diagnosis and differential diagnosis only. Rs.15,300=00

SWINE FLU,CHIKUNGANYA and FEVER Homeopathic Prevention Single dose

SWINE   FLU – single-dose for prevention as well  as cure
- Dr. V. KRISHNAAMURTHY

Chikunganya polyporus
Chikunganya Musquito Born
During the  years  2006-2008, almost  all homoeopathic practitioners  had  been  giving different  remedies  for chikungunya  disease  for weeks  with little relief. The undersigned  is the first to declare that the homoeopathic remedy  Bol-la   (Polyporus  Officianale-200)  is almost  a specific for chikungunya and with this remedy, our students had  cured  lakhs and  lakhs of chikungunya  victims (with just one single pill of this remedy). (Rate of success: more than 99%).

Homoeopaths are now asking medicine  for the present pandemic  swine flu.

Those who had died in hospitals with swine flu had lung failure; disease  of lung that  speedily  kills any  patient  is
‘pneumonia’.  In Samuel  Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC
THERAPEUTICS (in the chapter PNEUMONIA, under one remedy only, viz., Merc-sol.) we find the following words.

swine flu homeo
Swine Flu Spread Viral
“epidemic broncho-pneumonia”

Patients who had come to me after being tested positive for swine flu were given ONLY ONE SINGLE PILL of the homoeo medicine  Merc-sol-200,  and  in just an hour  all their symptoms disappeared and after a week when they tested, the result was negative. (Rate of success: 99%).
In  homoeopathy,  cure  is easier  and  quicker  than prevention.



SINGLE-DOSE  CURE   FOR   THE  PREVAILING
FEVER ALL OVER INDIA

Write down on a slip of paper  the following: (Do not ask orally.)
5ml   (or  one   dram)  pills (GLOBULE  any  size) BRYONIA–200

Hand  over the slip to any homoeo drug store and  they would give you a small bottle of about  150 pills.  At the present  day whenever  any one  gets fever (whether  it is dengue  or any other  fever) give one  pill of this remedy and  they are cured.  No need  to repeat  at all!

Fevers Bryonia
Epidemic Fevers
This year the summer  is comparatively  very hot all over the  globe  and  any  fever  patient  in  the  present  time exhibits dryness of lips, thirst for large quantities of water and desire for rest (Exact symptoms of the remedy Bryonia).   Take   one   pill,  chewable,   any   time   (not necessarily  before   or  after  food).   You  can  take  this homoeo medicine  while  you  are  on  other  treatment/ 
drugs. Not more than one dose would be needed for any patient.    Within an hour or so complete cure is felt by the patient   and   they  themselves   ask  for  discharge   from hospital and return home. Restrictions:  Do not take bath in  hot  water.    Do  not  take  drinks  or  food  very  hot. Ninety-five per cent of fever cases at the present day end up with dengue  only.   Therefore  the moment  you have fever, take one dose of Bryonia-200  and  you are cured.

For  prevention  too,  Bryonia-200,   one  pill, daily  once, taken any time, chewable,  for three days, is sufficient to prevent dengue  for three months.   But, in homoeopathy, cure is easier and  quicker than  prevention.

HOMEOPATHIC TRAUMA REMEDIES

Dr. V. KRISHNAAMURTHY
32/56, KUPPAIAH STREET WEST MAMBALAM CHENNAI - 600 033
Phone: 044-24890370, 9789069362, 9884612450
E-mail: jaykrish1966@gmail.com
[The  unique  and  salient  feature  of homoeopathy is found in trauma cases. Whatever may be the condition after an accident, the patient is back to work in twenty-four hours (excepting, of course  fractures)]

Arnica! Arnica!! Is it the only remedy in homoeopathy  for  trauma?

From the time of Dr. Hahnemann itself till the present  day,  Homoeopathy  has  been  enveloped into clouds of mysterious obscurities. No! Homoeopathy  is  an  exact and accurate science. Precision and versatility is its culture. No one can use his whims and fancies to distort or mutilate it.

Whether a beginner or the so-called experienced or senior homoeopath, he prescribes Arnica for all cases of accidents and that is the end of his knowledge. No. Homoeopathy is an exact and accurate subject.

1.   Arnica is for blow on single part of the body.
It stops the bleeding, removes swelling and pain in no time.

2.  Railroad accident. A person falls down rolling from a speeding bus or train, or his speeding two-wheeler skids on the road and he falls down rolling down or his body getting twisted. The whole framework of his body is rocked. In other words the spinal cord is twisted. This calls  for  the  remedy  Cicuta  virosa  and  no
amount of Arnica would be of any use. Cicuta virosa is for railroad accident.

3.   A person falls down hitting the occipital region of his head while trying to get from behind into a running  jeep.  He  becomes  unconscious, hospitalized and after a few days discharged hoping  that  everything  is  okay.  Six  months later his whole left side is paralysed. The remedy is Phosphorus and Phosphorus only. It is foolish   and   ignorance   to   give   Arnica. Phosphorus is for injury to occipital region.

4.   A sudden sit down injuring the coccyx bone. It is Hypericum and not Arnica.

5.   One actual cured case may not be out of place here. A person falls from fifty feet high place with bleeding   etc.   Was   hospitalized.   His fracture etc. got healed and after six weeks in hospital, he is not able to walk and doctors say they cannot do anything. Brought home and they tried one homoeopath after another in Bangalore;  daily  doses  for  weeks  and months; no effect.

A reader of my book (he has no knowledge of homoeopathy) buys one dram pills of the remedy Millefolium-10M, goes to the patient , puts a pill into his mouth saying that the next day he could get up and walk. And it happened. [See Boericke’s Mat. Med.—Millefolium. Bad effects from fall from a  height.’]  The  earlier  homoeopaths  had  tried
Arnica and Arnica. Is there no other remedy in homoeopathy for traumatic causes?

Boiling tea is accidentally flashed on the face and the lady lost vision in both her eyes. A routinist gave Cantharis and no effect. One single dose of Carbolic Acid-200 restored her vision in a few minutes. [See Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory of our Guiding Symptoms of Materia Medica— GENERALITIES—Injuries—Burns—extensive: Carb- ac. Carbolic acid is when deeper tissues are affected.]

The foetus is found dead at the eighth month of pregnancy. Before taking the patient to the theatre  one  Single  dose  of  Cantharis-10M  was given and without any surgery or instrument the dead child was expelled in no time without any complication [See Calvin B. Knerr’s REPERTORY— PREGNANCY—foetus; expels dead: Canth, Cimx., Puls]

Has the governments of any country banned the use of Knerr’s Repertory and Boericke’s Mat. Medica?

Has any college or government prohibited homoeopaths from reading the preface and introduction  in  the  book  The  Accoucher’s Emergency Manual by Dr. W. A. Yingling?

Why is no practitioner making use of Knerr, Lilienthal, Yingling, Boericke, Hering etc? I have been making extremely thorough, exhaustive and
accurate use of the following reference works and
I have hardly failed in any case.

(a) Kent’s Repertory
(b) Boericke’s Repertory & Mat.Med.
(c) Samuel Lilienthal’s Homoeo Therapeutics
(d) Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory
(e) The  Accoucheur’s  Emergency  Manual  by
Dr. W. A. Yingling
(f)  Hering’s     GUIDING     SYMPTOMS     (10
Volumes)

If and when I fail to find a remedy for a patient with  the  use  of  one  or  more  of  the  above reference books, I would certainly look for books by other authors. So far, there has been no need for me. No author of any book has excelled the above six authors. Why not use these instead of looking elsewhere?

Let me quote three cases successfully cured With  one single  dose  by using Hering’s Guiding Symptoms:

CASE 1: A patient consulted me for constipation. Laxatives and purgatives were said to be of no use. He further said that for several years he had been taking daily anticonvulsant drug for epilepsy and if he stops it, he would get convulsions. The following symptom under the remedy Opium (in HERING’S GUIDINGSYPMPTOMS OFOUR MAT.MED.) agrees with this case:
Opium Homeopathic
Opium Homeopathic Trauma
“…Increased irritability and action in voluntary muscles,  with  diminution  of  it  in  involuntary
muscles…”
When the intestine is full with faeces, urging is not felt (involuntary muscles.) In the instant case these muscles are not functioning. Movement of limbs is controlled by voluntary muscles and he gets convulsions in them (increased irritability and action). Opium-10M one single dose cured his constipation and he was asked to stop anticonvulsant drugs; he did so and to his surprise convulsions did not appear.

CASE 2: A patient showed his right leg with ulcer. He got injured a few months earlier but so far it did not heal in spite of best medical treatment. After a pause, the patient continued, “Doctor, ever since the accident I feel numbness in my right upper arm and I am unable to use it freely. Has this non-healing of wound in my leg anything to do with numbness in my arm? But my arm was not hurt in the accident.”

Again, in Hering’s Guiding Symptoms, the following sentence under the remedy Pulsatilla agrees with this case:

… depression of vital power on one side and increased irritability on the other…

Pulsatilla-10M, one single dose, cured both the ulcer on the leg and numbness of the arm.

CASE 3: A patient came in with pain in the femoral part of urethra and backache. It was worse while riding the two-wheeler. He showed his medical file
(given by allopathic hospital) and therefrom we noted the following points:

hydroureteronephrosis—Left kidney;
pain in femoral part of urethra;
pain in sacral region.

His complaint (pathology) is in ureter but he has pain in femoral part of urethra and sacrum. This is something rare-strange-peculiar. Both these painful places are at the same distance from the seat of affection—ureter.

Under the remedy Belladonna (HERING’S GUDING SYMPTOMS) we find the following:

“Inflammation of internal organs… The inflammation … runs in radii as it extends to adjacent parts.”
(Femoral part of urethra and sacrum are more or less at equal distance from his left ureter).

Belladonna-10M, single dose, cured him.

CASE 4: Two years after the above case, a lady came to me for cervical spondylitis.

These patients get pain normally in the neck extending to head or one upper limb. Strangely this patient complained of unbearable pain in both shoulder tips. (Both shoulder tips are at the same distance away from the cervical vertebra.) Belladonna-10M, single dose cured her.

CASE 5: Let us now examine what is meant by uncommon symptoms: Some of the most useful uncommon physical symptoms cannot be classified under any  head  in  the  repertory  or  homoeo software and so it is better to learn them by rote.
Ignatia Homeopathic
Ignatia Homeopathic Remedy
Under the remedy Ignatia (in Boericke Mat. Med.) we find the words “great contradictions.” A haemorrhoid patient said at the end of the consultation. [Remember, in most cases, after the narration is over and after a pause, the patient leans  forward  towards  you  and  with  wide  open eyes exclaims and this is the time he is going to throw  out  an  ‘uncommon  symptom.’]  “Doctor… one thing. Everyone says that pain, bleeding etc. in piles would increase while straining when constipated; but my case is different. I do not get pain or bleeding whenever I strain during constipation. But during loose bowel movement I get both burning and bleeding.”

Ignatia-10M, one single dose cured him.

WONDER WORK OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES

By
Dr. V. KRISHNAAMURTHY
32/56, KUPPAIAH STREET WEST MAMBALAM CHENNAI - 600 033
Phone: 044-24890370, 9789069362, 9884612450
E-mail: jaykrish1966@gmail.com

The  following  diseases  can  be  cured completely and permanently with one single pill of the homoeopathic remedy viz., Crotalus-horridus-10M.

Crotalus horridus
Crotalus horridus remedy for blood clots
Hepatitis b-virus, Infective hepatitis (Jaundice), Jaundice after blood transfusion, Septicaemia, Haemophilia (Bleeders), uncomplicated cases of Leukaemia. Many readers may ask as to how one and the same remedy can cure many diseases. Dear reader, the terminology used in homoeopathy is something different from all other medical systems. The key-note for use of the above said remedy is as under:

DISEASES  OF  BLOOD  THAT  THREATEN  THE LIFE OF THE PATIENT can be cured completely and permanently with one single pill of the homoeopathic remedy Crotalus horridus. We have cured the above diseases with one single pill of Crotalus-horridus-10M. No need to repeat at all. Rate of success: more than 95%.
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There   are   no   ‘theories’  or  ‘principles  of practice’ in homoeopathy.  [We find in the market books on principles and theories of homoeopathy!] Everything is practical and practical only.  It is like learning swimming or car driving.  To learn swimming you are first made to get into the water. You do not read a book on swimming page after page sitting at home;  so also, to learn car driving, you are first made to sit on wheels!

Without  a  good  teacher  along  with  actual cases seen with our naked eyes it is impossible to learn homoeopathy.    Let us now explain this:

In the remedy Lycopodium we read, “in nearly all cases where Lycopodium is the remedy some evidence of urinary or digestive disturbance will be found.”  (Boericke’s Mat. Med.)  Does this mean that the remedy Lycopodium is not useful in other diseases?    The meaning of this is something different and unless a very  good teacher is by your side you may not understand its significance.

Case:  A  mind-affected  person  of  forty-five years stopped going to office.  Even for going to
the toilet he wants the company of someone etc. During case taking, the patient remarked: “Doctor, do not give medicine for my mind.  Give me medicine to improve my stomach, digestion etc. Only when my stomach gets upset do all the mind symptoms flare up.”
Gossypium- emmenagogue
Gossypium  A  powerful  emmenagogue
Again, under the remedy Gossypium we read, “A  powerful  emmenagogue…”  (Boericke).   What does this mean?  We only cure the patient and so delayed or suppressed menses would be cured and the  patient  would  start  getting  regular  menses. Only by seeing an actual case can one learn the meaning and significance of what Boericke means.

Case:    A   forty   year   old   lady   walked   in complaining  of  breathlessness,  body  pain  etc. Since  whatever  she  told  was  vague  we  asked about her menses.  Immediately she spurted out, “Doctor, only when my monthly periods is delayed I get all these bloated feeling in abdomen, body pain etc.  Therefore,  better give me medicine to regularize the monthly cycle.”

Boericke’s mat. med. is written in the language of the patient.

Unless you are an unprejudiced observer and you carefully listen to the patient, you cannot have any success.

A case well taken is half cured. 

RARE-STRANGE-PECULIAR SYMPTOMS:Section 153 of the Organon

- Dr. V. KRISHNAAMURTHY
32/56 Kuppaiah Street, West Mambalam, Chennai – 600 033.  India
Phone: 044-24890379, 09884612450.  E-mail: jaykrish1966@gmail.com

CASE 1: Mr. N. 57 years reported: “Doctor, daily morning I get
headache; in the afternoon, after lunch I have distension of
abdomen, gastric troubles. In the night I get terrible pain in the
leg…”

Repertory is of no use in this case. The case is very simple.
His symptom is to be classified as follows: “Aggravation of
head symptoms in the morning; abdomen in the afternoon and
legs in the night”

Under the remedy Ammonium mur. (Boericke’s Mat. Med.)
the following is specified:
 
Homeopathy headache
Morning Headache
Its periods of aggravations are peculiarly divided
as to the bodily region affected; thus the head and
chest symptoms are worse mornings, the abdominal
in the afternoon, the pains in the limbs, the skin and
febrile symptoms, in the evenings.

One single dose of Amm-mur-10M cured him.
CASE 2: A patient consulted me for constipation. Laxatives
and purgatives were said to be of no use. He further said that
for several years he had been taking daily anticonvulsant drug
for epilepsy and if he stops it, he would get convulsions.
The following symptom under the remedy Opium (in Wilkinson’s
Materia Medica) agrees with this case:

“…Increased irritability and action in voluntary
muscles, with diminution of it in involuntary
muscles…”
 
Homeo Constipation
Constipation
When the intestine is full with faeces, urging is not felt
(involuntary muscles.) In the instant case these muscles are
not functioning. Movement of limbs is controlled by
voluntary muscles and he gets convulsions in them (increased
irritability and action).

Opium-10M one single dose cured his constipation and
he was asked to stop anticonvulsant drugs; he did so and to
his surprise convulsions did not appear.

CASE 3: A patient showed his right leg with ulcer. He got
injury a few months earlier but so far it did not heal in spite
of best medical treatment. After a pause, the patient
continued, “Doctor, ever since the accident I feel numbness in
my right upper arm and I am unable to use it freely. Has this
non-healing of wound in my leg anything to do with
numbness in my arm? But my arm was not hurt in the
accident.”

In Wilkinson’s Materia Medica the following sentence under the remedy
Pulsatilla agrees with this case:

… depression of vital power on one side
and increased irritability on the other…
Pulsatilla-10M, one single dose, cured both the ulcer on
the leg and numbness in the arm.

CASE 4: A patient came in with pain in the femoral part of urethra and backache. It was worse while riding the two-wheeler. He showed his medical file (given by allopathic hospital) and therefrom we noted the following points:
hydroureteronephrosis—Left kidney;
pain in femoral part of urethra;
pain in sacral region.
His complaint (pathology) is in ureter but he has pain in femoral part of urethra and sacrum. This is something rare-strange-peculiar. Both these painful places are at the same distance from the seat of affection—ureter.
Under the remedy Belladonna (Wilkinson’s Materia Medica) we find the following: “Inflammation of internal organs… The inflammation… runs in radii as it extends to adjacent parts.”
(Femoral part of urethra and sacrum are more or less at equal distance from his left ureter).  Belladonna-10M, single dose, cured him.
CASE 5: Two years after the above case, a lady came to me for cervical spondylitis. These patients get pain normally in the neck extending to head or one upper limb. Strangely this patient complained of unbearable pain in both shoulder tips. (Both shoulder tips are at the same distance away from the cervical vertebra.) Belladonna-10M, single dose cured her.
CASE 6: Let us now examine what is meant by uncommon symptoms: Some of the most useful uncommon physical symptoms cannot be classified under any head in the repertory or homoeo software and so it is better to memorise them.
For example, under the remedy Ignatia we find the words great contradictions. (Boericke Mat. Med.) A haemorrhoid patient said at the end of the consultation. [Remember, in most cases, after the narration is over and after a pause, the patient leans forward towards you and with wide open eyes (exclaims)] “Doctor… one thing. Everyone says that pain, bleeding etc. in piles would increase while straining when constipated; but my case is different. I do not get pain or bleeding whenever I strain during constipation. But during loose bowel movement I get both burning and bleeding.”
The contradictory symptom is both ways. Hence Dr. William Boericke writes in plural: “Great contradictions.” Ignatia-1M, single dose cured this patient.
CASE 7: A school boy of twelve was brought by the parents. The mother started talking: “Doctor, he has to leave the house for school at 9.30 in the morning. He gets up at 6.00 a.m. By 7.30 a.m. he becomes so restless—jumps, cries etc. This would last for half-an-hour. Then this disappears; it is followed by 3-4 times loose bowel movement. After that he becomes completely all right and goes to school.”
In this case the following should come to our mind:
“Symptoms disposed to appear periodically and in groups... ”

The above lines are found in the remedy Cuprum met. (Boericke’s Materia Medica.) This remedy cured the patient in one single dose in the 200th potency.

Homeopathic Case Reports By Dr.V.KRISHNAAMURTHY

 ‘Mind Symptoms’ and ‘uncommon symptoms’ (for selecting the remedy) are not what you have learnt but they are, in reality, something different which you ought to know and learn.

--Explanation of Section 213 and 153 of the Organon—

Dr. V. KRISHNAAMURTHY
C-4/4. Silver Park Apts (Opp. Hindi Prachar Sabha), T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017
Phone: 044-24360013, 09884612450.  E-mail: jaykrish1966@gmail.com


ABSTRACT;  The reader must bear in mind that this article is not treatment of patients, their follow up etc.  But it is to illustrate the use of good reference books and how to use them.  To that extent only cases are given
Most of the valuable ‘mind’ or ‘uncommon’ symptoms cannot be classified under any head in the repertories and the conscious homoeopath has to learn them by rote.  (‘rote’ means mechanical or habitual repetition—Oxford).  Therefore, in many cases (if not all cases), homoeopathic software is of no use, however costly it may be and however praised by the so-called leading homoeopaths.
Dr.V.Krishnamurthy homeo
Dr.V.Krishnamurthy
The following actual cases cured by the author would give the reader a clear and accurate meaning of ‘mind symptoms’ and ‘uncommon symptoms’ in a matter-of-fact way. Dr. Hahnemann advises that without prescribing on mind symptoms a cure is not possible (Section 213 of the Organon.) ‘Anger’, ‘restlessness’ etc. are ‘common’ symptoms of mind.  ‘When Section 213 is read with Section 153, we infer that we have to prescribe on ‘uncommon mind symptoms.’
CASE 1: A renal failure patient under dialysis and waiting for kidney transplant, was under our treatment. We could not find his remedy.
There is no guarantee for kidney transplant, because after a few years, many patients die because sooner or later the donor kidney stops functioning. After transplant he was heard saying, “Now I feel as if I am released from prison . . . as if I have taken a rebirth.” This he said because he is now freed from torturing and exhausting bi-weekly dialysis, taking rest, body becoming weak etc.
This mental picture of the patient should at once bring to our mind the following words:
…desire to be released from what seems to be a perpetual burden of sorrow… (See p. 111 of theFinal Mat. Medica of Mind Symptoms by the author)
We are going to give Ignatia to him and we are confident that his other kidney would start functioning and even if the donor kidney fails he would live long.
CASE 2: A patient with weeping eczema etc., came to me and said, “Doctor, I am not taking the treatment to live long. But I have an aged daughter to be married and a son who is looking out for a job. Who would come forward to marry my daughter, if I have a weeping eczema? Only because of that, I want to get cured. Before I die, I want to settle things in my family; my daughter getting married and son getting a job. Then I can die peacefully.”
Under the remedy Petroleum (Boericke’s Materia Medica) we find the following:
Feels that death is near, and must hurry to settle affairs.
Now, this sentence fits with the remarks made by the above eczema patient. This remedy was given in single dose and it cured him completely.
CASE 3: A peptic ulcer patient’s condition worsened day by day and allopathic antacids were giving only temporary relief. At the height of his suffering (hunger pain with burning sensation in the food pipe, temporarily relieved by eating) he was heard saying, “I think that my end is approaching; I must call the lawyer to write the will; that this hotel of mine should go to my wife; money deposited in the bank is for my son. My widowed sister who has been living with me for several years and helping me should take the house which I bought recently.”
This mind picture agrees with the remarks made by the patient in case No. 2 above.  One single dose of the remedy Petroleum-10M cured this patient as well.  We do not prescribe on names of disease or pathology but on ‘uncommon’ symptoms having no relevance to pathology. Anger, irritability etc. are not ‘uncommon mind symptoms’.
CASE 4: A seventy year old carpenter was under my treatment.  During one of his visits he was accompanied by his 48-year old son. The latter was coughing with chest congestion etc. The carpenter told his son; “Why don't you also take treatment from this doctor. See how much I have improved, whereas the other seven doctors to whom I consulted earlier could not do anything in my case.”
To this, the son said: “The new house where I shifted has no raasi.” (‘Raasi’ in Tamil means luck). In other words the person feels that everything was going wrong ever since he started living in a particular house. So, that house has no raasi. Or, a person feels that ever since he bought and started using a car, nothing went right. He attributes his sufferings, failures, difficulties etc. to that vehicle. I hope the reader would understand this. The son continued, “Even the new work place where I am going daily is not raasi (or has no good luck.)”

The other word to describe ‘raasi’ would be ‘sentimental’ ‘luck’. The carpenter’s son was not ready to take treatment from me only because he felt that the house and the work place is the cause of his respiratory complaints.

I gave him one dose of a remedy telling him to take that and he need not pay me any fees. He took it. (Later I learnt that he was completely cured.).

Can the reader tell me what remedy I gave the patient?
MIND Symptoms: Superiority of Lilienthal:

Read the remedy Staphisagria in the chapter Melancholia in Lilienthal (p. 701.) There we find the following:
Inwardly gnawing grief and anger, he looks at everything from the darkest side . . . disinclination to work and think; dread of the future and dread of being constantly pursued . . . a sorrowfulness ending in paralysis of the intellect . . .
Homoeopathy is an exact and accurate subject. Precision and versatility is its culture. No one can practise it from imagination.

The enthusiastic reader would be eager to know how I selected this remedy for the above case.
        (a)   Reproaches others (blaming the house and work place.)
        (b)   Sentimental.
I write down the remedies common to both the above rubrics in Kent's Repertory (Mind) and read them in the chapter Melancholia in Lilienthal. Staphisagria suited the symptoms of the case.
CASE 5: A lady of forty-two came with a large calculus in her urinary bladder. She said that allopathic doctors advised surgery as the only answer but she declined to undergo it. She continued that she had already undergone two caesarean sections and one appendicectomy; after each one of these surgeries, her general health came down. Therefore she cannot afford deterioration of health any further with another surgery and that she must safeguard her health for the remaining period of her life. Under the remedy Nux vomica (p. 128 in the Final Mat. Medica of Mind Symptoms by the author) we find the following:
Afraid she may not have enough to live on.
Nux-vomica-1M one single dose was given in the evening. Not only her general health improved, but also the size of the stone started reducing. (Patient still under treatment)
CASE 6: A chronic renal failure patient came to me with a few relatives, all of whom were allopathic doctors. They showed me a file containing the medical  papers of the patient. After this, one by one, the relatives went out.
The patient was still sitting. He said, “Doctor, my sons say that I am sick and so I should not ride bicycle, go out and do our business. They say they will do everything and ask me to sit at home taking rest. As my children, they should only tell me that I am all right and I would recover soon.  But instead of encouraging me for speedy recovery they have branded me as a permanent and incurable patient.” [The reader may note here that in most cases the ‘uncommon’ symptom (on which we can make a prescription) is told by the patient at the end of the consultation, or, in some cases, after you have made the prescription! In yet a few cases, during the second or subsequent consultations!]
This patient feels that his sons, instead of encouraging, are letting him down. What one requires from the relatives is not money nor help but moral support. In this case the patient feels that this is completely missing.
This symptom we find in two remedies. (See the Final Mat. Medica of Mind Symptoms by the author. p. 114 and 147) They are
“… a feeling of moral deficiency…” – Kali- brom.
“… despondency, sadness, moral depression     and relaxation…” – Tarentula hisp.
Tarentula hisp. 10M - single dose was given.
CASE 7: A lady of fifty-five, school teacher, was under my treatment for three months for sinusitis with little relief. She lives thirteen kilometers away from my clinic and she works in a school which is nearer to my clinic. Before going to the school she would come to me once a month, take medicine and go to school. Seeing no relief in spite of three visits, I told her that a certain acupressure doctor would come and give just 3-minute treatment once only and for this she need not pay any fees and also I assured total relief. Since the acupressure doctor comes to my clinic on Sundays only I asked her to come on a Sunday. To this she replied, “I have to come all the way… from ... (her residence.)”
During the earlier three visits she would come to me in the morning before going to her school which is near my clinic. Sunday is holiday for school and she feels it an ordeal to come for acupressure treatment all… the… way from her residence thirteen kilometers away.
It is hesitation. I told her no need to pay any fees for the one-time acupressure treatment and 100% cure was also assured. Therefore, travelling thirteen kilometres won’t be a crime. But to do this she has hesitation.
In the above said case, for merely travelling ten kilometres they have lot of hesitation as if I am asking them to do some crime or immoral thing. In other words, they are over conscious of a trivial thing. The apt term would be “Conscientious scruples.” This symptom is in the remedy Arsenicum album. [See the Final Mat. Medica of Mind Symptoms by the author.  p. 77.]
Let us repeat, that uncommon mind symptom may be in most cases one only, and the computer-software or ‘remedy finders’ are of no use. One single dose of Arsenicum Album-10M completely cured the above sinusitis patient and even acupressure treatment was not given.
On this symptom, let us now see two more cases:
CASE 8: This is a cancer patient and after the consultation was over, I asked my fees of six thousand rupees. To this he replied, “Money… is…” (The sentence was incomplete and hesitation was as if they are asked to do some immoral act.) He should say that either he has no money or that he would try to borrow from relatives. But he does neither. Ars. Alb-10M, one single, dose cured him.
The above two cases would illustrate the meaning and interpretation of mind symptoms of a patient. In some cases the repertory or software is not useful and you have to learn by rote these uncommon mind symptoms.
Let no one practise homoeopathy without the help of Lilienthal.
Precision and versatility is required to practise homoeopathy.
The most useful books for mind symptoms are:
        (1)   Dr. Samuel Lilienthal’s Homoeopathic Therapeutics.
        (2)   Dr. William Boericke’s Mat. Medica.
        (3)   Wilkinson’s Final Materia Medica (Compiled by
Dr. V. Krishnaamurthy).
        (4)   Final Repertory of Mind Symptoms.
Lilienthal is ten times worth its weight in gold.
CASE 9: A patient with chronic headache, after spending much money with various doctors, specialists and homoeopaths came to me. After finishing the history of his seven years’ pain in head, he ended up saying: “Doctor, if you or anyone can cure me of this terrible headache, I won’t mind even giving away half of my property (worth three millions) to that doctor.” Doctors of all other systems would simply ignore this statement of the patient.
If a patient is ready to pay 1.5 million... I thought over this. I took this as a challenge to homoeopathy. I asked him to first pay me ten thousand rupees and also give me two weeks’ time with a promise that if I do not cure him in one single dose (or a few doses) I would pay him double the amount paid by him. Also, if he is cured he may pay me another ten thousand rupees. He agreed to this condition and paid ten thousand rupees.
I took a copy of Boericke’s Materia Medica and went to a professor of English and requested him to render me a help. I told him that he has to read the lines given only under the chapter ‘Mind’ in all the remedies in Boericke’s Mat. Med. and underline if any relevant line is found equivalent to the statement of a person who says that he would pay half of his wealth if his headache is cured. I paid him five thousand rupees (which the professor said is more than sufficient for the work)—It may take a few days, daily spending two or three hours to go through the lines given under the chapter ‘Mind’ in Boericke’s 688-page materia medica.
To another professor of English I gave a copy of Wilkinson’s Mat. Medica and paying him the remaining five thousand rupees requested him to do the job of reading the lines given only under the chapter ‘Mind’ in all the remedies (and this too would take a few days, daily working for three hours) and tell me if he finds anything equivalent to the above said statement of the headache patient.
The first professor (using Boericke’s) could not find anything apt. But the second professor underlined and pointed out the following lines in the remedy Stillingia (under ‘Mind’ in Wilkinson’s).
“Deplorably downhearted; suffering extreme torture from bone pains.”
Stillingia 1000, one single dose cured the patient and he paid me another ten thousand rupees. After this case I cured two more patients with Stillingia. both of whom said the above words (ready to give his entire wealth to the doctor who cures him).
Diligence and knowledge of English language, both to the core, are required to practise homoeopathy.
CASE 10: Here is another case of headache. This 55-year old male patient remarked: “Doctor, all these years I have been having these pains; my sufferings are such that no amount of compensation would be equal to it. Even if you make me the President of all the nations in the world that would not be a sufficient compensation.” I told him the same condition which I put to the patient in the earlier case. After taking ten thousand rupees I went to the two English professors, one with Boericke and the other with Wilkinson’s Mat. Medica. In this case the professor going through Boericke’s Mat. Medica could help me. He pointed to the following found under the remedy Selenium.
“Extreme sadness.  Abject despair, uncompromising melancholy.”
Selenium 10M, one dose cured the patient and he paid me ten thousand rupees.
On a later occasion the above said professors asked me what I did by their help and I showed them how I practise homoeopathy. Soon both of them started learning and practising homoeopathy.
Homoeopathic system of medicine is exact and accurate. Precision and versatility is its culture.

In some cases Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory is excellent to work out cases with mind symptoms.
The other day I was sitting by the side of a senior homoeopath in his clinic. A patient entered and asked, “Do you have medicine for diabetes?”
Doctor: Yes, tell me your symptoms.
Patient: (Stretching his hand towards the doctor).
“see my pulse; give medicine.”

[The tone of the patient was in a commanding note similar to a king, who, when anything is required would order, “Bring the head of the thief in two hours.”]

The doctor turned towards me and said, “See doctor, these patients don’t tell symptoms. How can I prescribe?” That doctor always thinks “Sensation, Locality Modalities, concomitants. What a wrong teaching?” I took Calvin B. Knerr’s Repertory and showed him the following:

MIND, Answers, imperiously: Lycopodium.

Further I showed him the following from Wilkinson’s Mat. Medica under the remedy Lycopodium:
“Talks with an air of command . . . manner stiff and pretentious.”
Lycopodium 10M, one single dose, cured this patient of his diabetes.
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