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HOMOEOPATHY TODAY
Feb96 vol 16 No.2
National Centre For Homoeopathy
5-1, North Fair Fax Street, Suit 306 Alexandria,
VA 22314.

This news letter which denotes itself as a Bi-monthly journal of evolutionary Homoeopathy deals with the whos who and happenings in the field of Homoeopathy. Amla in medical terms, Emblica officinalis is described as an aphrodisiac, aperient, stringent, carminative, diuretic, medicine. Snap shot prescribing by Prof Haque, for example Lachnanthes 200 for acute cervical spondylitis, Fuligo ligni for cancer of uterus, Scutellaria 200 as a sedative are recommended by the author. Dr Anil Bhatia explains the usage of Histamin wherein a patient with Allergic Rhinitis shows impatience, apprehensiveness, restlessness. the remedies related to histamine are Bryonia, Ars Alb, Arg Nit and Nat Mur. A pneumonical delineation of Thyroidinum drug picture is presented by Dr S K Banerjee Thyroidinum in infancy, adolescence, female, pregnancy, etc are described to expound the effectiveness of the remedy.


HOMOEOPATHY TODAY
July-Aug 1996

George Dimitriadis describes a case of congenital severe hypotonia with epilepsy. The boy aged 18 months, on being carefully observed, gave the physician the impression as if he was away from the environment, as though he were not quite present. The child did not crawl or sit not did he drag himself but continued to roll himself. The physician used the rubrics Dreams as if in, Rolling on the floor, Delirium, rolls on the floor. (Delusion are the strong beliefs or feelings, whilst delirium is the action--hence the usage of the particular rubric) Opium given to the child showed great improvement in all round performance of the child in a matter of three years.

"Beyond the Avogadro Limit : Homoeopathys Quantum Leap into a New era of medicine by Dr Christopher Johannes is difficulty to follow but it has interesting connections between traditional Homoeopathic thought and recent scientific research.

Conium is a deep, anti-psoric long acting remedy. The author Elizabeth Adalian elaborates on the materialistic shut--down features typical of Conium. The materialism manifests in them wearing their best clothes and buying useless objects. They do not care for things and waste money.

Conium is known as Socrates remedy for its famous symptoms of ascending paralysis. Being deprived of sex, the patient has a tendency to masturbate which does not fill the void and in fact he feels sad about it. (rubric--sadness from masturbation.)

"Aristotle Onassis developed myasthenia gravis--a slow progressive disease involving the muscles and the nerves where, in the end even the eyelids become affected. In fact, in his case, they had to be propped up with match sticks ! When one considers his extravagant lifestyle and his prosperity for beautiful and glamorous starlets, it makes sense that Conium could easily have been his simillimum"--opines Elizabeth Adalian.

The use of dreams in Homoeopathic prescribing and proving has always been debatable. Dr Edward Whitmont, says, that the use of dreams images, simply as they are now listed in our repertories and uncritically reported in provings, are unreliable. On the other hand, a careful evaluation of dreams in respect to the dreamers response and their intrinsic meaning, can be of highest usefulness and lead us to mental symptoms that are over-looked or simply inaccessible to our standard interviewing methods.

Dysentery-co has special action on the nervous system, the heart and the duodenum. It has no clinical relationship to the tropical disease of dysentery either amoebic or bacillary. It is sometimes called the heart nosode, and it mental symptoms are the type of anxiety which is often the precursor to circulatory and myocardial dysfunction. Dysentery-co has an affinity for the diseases of children. The child is hypersensitive and often shy and timid. They are much worse in the presence of strangers. They have tense facial expression of alertness. Their cheeks blush when they are spoken to, the rest of the face remaining starkly white in contrast.

The instability of capillary circulation under the influence of the sympathetic nervous system is also characteristic of the clinical picture of Dysentery-co; fibrillary muscular twitching presents a picture of St Vitus Dance--Chorea. Duodenal ulcer is outstanding, as in pyloric stenosis although this may be a spasm of the pylorus rather than actual stenosis.

"Homoeopathy And Science"--This paper considers the most important scientific laws and how they relate to Homoeopathy. It suggests that these laws come from general principles which all of us use whenever we think realistically. This means that these laws apply not just in physics but everywhere and certainly in medicine. The conclusion is that Homoeopathy is the most scientific way of using medicines according to the Newtons laws of motion and thermodynamics.

Recent speculations have led Vivienne Thompson to wonder how many of todays 20th century homoeopaths are aware of the effects of the Moon on their patients symptoms and have consequently been led to use the relevant rubrics. From the information we have, it seems that homoeopaths such as Hering, Dudgeon, Phatak, Lilienthal and Clarke and their patients, were more aware of the phases of the Moon and the correlation between these phases and their physiological and psychological symptoms than perhaps we are today. The following remedies appear in the moon rubrics in Lilienthal, Kent and The Complete Mind Repertory and in many references in Clarkes dictionary, in particular under Relations Luna. (The remedies found in Kent periodicity--7 days, 14, 21, and 28 days, though they may well be relevant--are not included). Alum, Amm-c, Ant-crud, Arg-nit, Bell, Calc, Caust, Clem, Cuprum, Dulc, Daph, Flour-acid, Hydrogen, Graphites, Luna, Lyc, Meph, Nat-carb, Nat-mur, Silicea, Sepia, Sabadilla, Sal--m, Syphilinum, Spongia, Sulph and Thuja.

Pituitarium--anteriosis (Anterior Pituitary) a sarcode, has proved to be very useful in menstrual complains and more so in PMS Michelle Shine cites two cases wherein the remedy was given on the aetiology of the usage of contraceptive pills for long and a family history of cancer. Reviews and letter are the other contents of the issue.


HOMOEOPATHY TODAY
Vol 17 No 6'97

Slovenia is situated in the northernmost part of the former Yugoslavia, and it abuts Austria and Italy. Despite the questionable legal status of Homoeopathy in the country. Dr Dervisevic runs three school of Homoeopathy. Dr Dervisevic believes that one way to introduce Homoeopathy and other natural medicines into his country is through sports medicine. (Slovenia takes sports like skiing and basketball very seriously.)

The editor Julian Winston speaks in the editorial about specifics which were first developed by Humphreys in 1855 and he was later expelled from the American Institute of Homoeopathy for being 'unhomoeopathic'. Today under the garb of modern Homoeopathy several such compounds are sold. An example quoted by the editor is 'anti-tox' which has 25 different remedies in 69 potencies! Dr Will Taylor supports the usage of a single remedy and describes two cases who had used combinations as having been suppressed. Dr Stephen Messer's opinion of Dr Taylor's cases that the natural process of the disease seems to be progressing as if without adequate treatment, and this cannot be termed as suppression.

Amy Rothenberg recounts a case which was given a tele prescription on a leisurely Sunday evening. The girl had severe colic and kept screaming at the top of her voice which led her to prescribe Chamomilla 30 successfully.

Miranda Catro echoes her thoughts that doctors must be trained to listen carefully and adequately instead of rushing through the case or staring only at the computer. The issue also carries a section on veterinary Homoeopathy, seminar reports and book reviews.


HOMOEOPATHY TODAY
Dec 1997

Dr Martin Keane states that Baryta salts, particularly Baryta-carb and Baryta-ars is prone to severe obsessive compulsive disorders. Obsessive worrying about money, safety for the future and the home are important features. Physical manifestations may include colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and asthma. The individual can become disabled by the mental depression that occurs with Baryta breakdown because they are paralysed by fear and frequently have hysterical reactions to their inability to cope with their life after abuse.
He has illustrated this with three cases.

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