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Homeopathy is one of the fastest-growing alternative
medicines available today. By triggering the body's own self-healing
abilities, homeopathic remedies are a safe and effective way to
treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic symptoms of
mind and body and are winning more converts every day." Dana
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Kentian Philosophy (on
homeopathy) By Gina Tyler DHOM.
Compare and Contrast Suppression, palliation, and
susceptibility Suppression or palliation of disease, is the removal
of the external symptoms of disease by external, mechanical,
chemical, or topical treatment, or by many means of powerful drugs,
given internally in massive doses, this having a toxic effect but no
true, curative action. Any suppressed disease gets worse
after this treatment. Temporary relief of the organism brings on
damage to vital organs leading to death. The orifices in our
body are meant to release toxins: the nose has discharges, eyes
water, throat coughing, anus bowel movements, and the bladder
urination. And the largest elimination organ our skin, releases
sweat and impurities. If all of these are blocked, toxins stay in
the body. Allopathy encourages this by its suppressive medications.
It's normal to see a cough suppressant or anti-perspirant or sinus
medication to stop a runny nose in this modern world.
inhibition of a physiological phenomena, or removal of a diseased
manifestation before the disease itself is cured, is call
suppression. Vital organs are effected
from use of suppressive medication. Removal of a skin symptom will
not cure by means of surgery or topical ointment. After the skin
symptom has been suppressed, its new symptom will appear in another
form. Example: eczema = asthma.
Two types of suppression:
1) Natural - Examples: inhibited suppressed fear, anger, shock,
disappointment, and exposure to excess heat and cold. 2)
Artificial - Examples: by use of allopathic treatments, skin topical
ointment use, suppression of natural secretions, removal of organs.
The reason for this is due to the energy transforming itself to
another area; energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed.
Skin symptoms are dispelled with relief by means of some topical
solution. Yet years later, a vital organ has trauma, yes it's
relatedthe virus has turned within itself and waited until the right
moment to weaken a favorite organ deep in the body.
the following cases, suppression of the first symptom will lead to
the second symptom: Eczema = asthma Foot sweat = headaches
Ear discharge = facial neuralgia Leucorrhoeal discharge =
abdominal pain Emotional suppressions will lead to physical
problems. When it's treated with homeopathic medicine, the focus
is on the "cure" and origin of cause, the return of all suppressed
manifestations appear. This is a must. It is a sign that the law of
cure is taking place. The relation between physical and
mental states have been recorded as such: Asthma = schizophrenia
Ulcerative colitis = psychotic depression Cardiac neurosis =
acute anxiety state The constitutional remedy is needed to reach
deep into the vital force even with local skin symptoms any other
form of local therapy acts suppressive.
suppression - Functions of the body inhibited. Examples:
Amenorrhoea from fear; pyrexia from suppression of sweat; and
insanity from suppression of grief. 2) Artificial
suppression - Removal of surface manifestations continues
treatments of suppressions.
Examples: Baby -
suppr. itch eruptions or rashes Child - eczema suppr. Teen -
psoriasis suppr. Adult - suppr. of skin cancer If persisted
and continued, it keeps causing problems in deeper vital organs.
A) Use of opium to rid cough - leads to chronic cough, fever,
night sweats. B) Diarrhea suppressed - leads to constipation,
fever, and delirium. C) Use of aspirin to rid pain - exaggerated
manifestations in vital organs. D) Supp. of secretions - waste
and toxins go to organs. E) Surgical removal like tonsils does
not cure but weakens the vital energy. Treatment to cure:
Symptomatic totality. Take history of patient before suppression
even if it is 30 - 40 years ago.
Palliation We can make a patient
more comfortable by the art of palliation by use of a well -
selected homeopathic remedy. Possible and permissible
sometimes. There is a right way and a wrong way to
palliate. The wrong way can lead to metastasis to more important
organs. This can lead to further complications. The right
kind of palliation is curative as far as it goes, cure is impossible
because cure has passed beyond the curable stage. When
death is near and something quick has to be done, a gradual
stimulation of the vital organs is possible; no disease will be
removed on cured in this matter. In exceptional cases palliation is
used as an anaesthetic. Palliation is a temporary relief of a
symptom before the disease is cured. A = palliation by
homeopathy B = palliation by other means A. By homeopathy-
the use of the laws of similia are also used in palliation of
incurable diseases. This holds a permanent "hope" for the patient.
Patient can be made comfortable. Will relieve the agony of death.
B. By other means- Allowed only in time of danger of death where
homeopathy does not have time to work. In accidents, in poisonings,
and with euthanasia. In incurable diseases, too much
palliation makes the disease more incurable due to it becoming
suppressive in manner. The bad effects of a disease are
not removed with palliation
Palliative treatment in Advanced Malignancy
-- Dr. Dilip B. Dikshit LCEH,
Introduction: Dr. Dilip Dikshit
is a respected homeopath from Mumbai with wide and deep experience.
This time we present 2 cases of homeopathic palliation. Palliation
is possible with homeopathic remedies and has tremendous scope in
the treatment of advanced pathological cases. These cases represent
the art of perceiving the palliative remedy with the help of keynote
symptoms. A palliative remedy can bring great relief and peace
especially where the disease has progressed towards incurability.
This is deviated disease, observed as 'complex disease' or
'multimiasmatic expression' of disease that can often be traced back
to early suppression by drugs or surgery. The method of choice
for the appropriate similimum at different points of the case
management are either based on keynotes, miasmatic totality or
constitutional totality. The chief methods used for reptorization
and analysis are either Boenninghausen's, Kent's or Boger's,
depending on the characteristics in the presenting totality. An
essential attribute of the homeopathic prescriber in such situtaions
is the art of perceiving the prescriptive totality for the
Case 1: Epitheloid Carcinoma
Esophagus Mr. M. Age: 60 yrs Muslim Non
Veg Retired post master Diagnosis: Epitheloid Carcinoma
Oesophagus on 1-2-1973 Keynote: Malignancy and pain; burning,
aching-rising from abdomen to chest-neck and shoulders. (Described
well in Kent's Materia Medica under Cadmium
Sulph.) Background: For the past 3 years, the patient has been
experiencing difficulty in swallowing solids and liquids.
Concomitants were empty eructations, nausea-3, tongue
coating. Since the last 6 months there was a burning pain, aching
rising from the abdomen to chest, neck and shoulders-3. Cough,
dyspnoea, and irregular breathing. Lying on the right side <, and
> by lying on left. He wanted everyone to be near him and was
restless, but at the same time wanted everyone to keep quiet.
"Please, let me die in peace." Since the last 3 months, there was
more burning pain and tightness around the chest < early
morning3, < touch of clothes3, < draft. Since childhood he
has a suppurative tendency. H/O peptic ulcer. Watering of eyes for
the last 5-6 years. In the last three years weight had reduced from
55 to 38 kgs. Perspiration forehead. H/O skin cracks in winter.
Insomnia due to pain for the last 8 months. Dreams of dead-3
(funerals), Haj Voyage. Craving sweet-3, spicy foods, Hot-3 food and
drinks. H/O hot patient, turned chilly recently. Mental
characteristics: Anger-3, irritability-3, Anxious (Disease),
Brooding, Impatience, Hopeful-3. Likes company. H/O
Tuberculosis in sister who died at age 40. Patient was operated
on 15-6-73 : Cancer oesophagus, Splenectomy and
pyloroplasty. Histological report: Epetheloid Carcinoma Grade
III. Tumor is infiltrating the wall. Lymph node metastasis seen -
Hilar node. Spleen shows congestion. Progress Notes: 12-10-76
: Cadmium Sulph 30, HS one dose 13.10.76 : No change, repeat one
dose. Could swallow liquids well, felt cheerful. Sleep good.
Slight appetite for the first time in the last 2 months.
Burning-3 Cadmium Sulph was repeated PRN. About 5-6 doses were
given in a period of 1-1.5 months. The patient died in peace with
all faculties intact.
Case 2: Malignancy of the Tongue with
paralysis of Vocal Cords -- Dr. Dilip B.
Dikshit LCEH, MICR
Mr. S Age: 65
years Retired Custom Superintendent Diagnosis : Cancer
tongue with paralysis of vocal cords and emaciation of
neck. Keynote: Saliva ropy. Malignancy, Ulceration. Kent
Pg: 417: Mouth, saliva ropy : Berberbis V, Bryonia, Dulcamara,
Mercurius-2, Phosphorus From Hering's Guiding Symptoms - Berb V:
Sticky, soapy saliva. Ugly bluish-red spots on the tongue and
internal mouth. Furred tongue and ulceration,
swelling. Background: Around 1970-71 H/O Thickness and
ulceration of the tongue, painless for which radiotherapy was given.
This aggravated him in general. In August 1974, the right neck
glands were swollen with salivation-3, sticky, bubbles, foamy.
In the same year, he took radiotherapy for the neck gland which
> neck gland but < cervical pain: < night, > sitting
bent forward. For this he was taking about 8 - 12 tablets of aspirin
per day. Sometimes even with 20-25 tablets per day there was
inadequate pain relief. Pain < lying on the left side, >
lying on the right side. Since May 1975, he had hoarseness due
to paralysis of vocal cords and an inability to swallow both solids
and liquids. He was suffering from headaches since a long time
(vertex) < worries, anxiety-2, sun. For this he used to take
Aspirin. H/O cold, cough --> asthma < damp wet-3, getting
wet. > dry climate, Arsenin Injections. There has been no
asthma since 20 years. Colds persist. Mild diabetes. Perspiration
scanty, h/o staining yellow. H/o craving salt2, spicy, sour
food. H/o smoking 30-40 cigarettes per day < dry fish,
sun H/o fan > Ambithermal patient. Irritable-3, anger,
rage, violent - throws things, abusing, cursing, suspicious-3,
revengeful-3, malicious. Averse to company. Family history:
Father died of leukaemia, mother was asthmatic but died of
tuberculosis. Progress Notes: 31-7-75: Berb Vulgaris 3C, 5
drops 4 hourly. 15-8-75: Pain absent without taking aspirin.
Headache reduced completely but increased over the last 2 days. Can
swallow liquid, 1.5 liters of milk. Appetite good. Salivation,
weakness and cough increased over the last 2 days. Adv: Continue
Berb V. 3C 4 hourly. 21-8-71: Sleep good. Headache > and neck
pain occasional. Appetite good3. Voice improved. Can swallow
comfortably - gastric (Ryle's) tube removed. Subjective improvement
felt - 90%. Adv: Syphilinum 30C 1 dose, continue Berb V. 3C, 4
hourly. Improvement continued except for 2 occasions when he had
to be put back on the gastric (Ryle's) tube in the next 2
months. 15-9-75: Berb V 30C, 1 dose was given which was followed
by marked aggravation for a few hours. But this was followed by
prolonged amelioration. The patient died on 12-10-75 without any
pain and with all his mental faculties intact.
Extracted with permission from the ICR Symposium Council Part II
- Chapter F1 : PERCEIVING ARTIFICIAL DRUG DISEASE