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29 April, 2010

Homeopathy-11: Cravings in Acute Diseases

Many a time cravings help in deciding on the right remedy for a disease. I remember my friend, Prof.Raghunathan suggesting that I read Dr Elizabeth Wright Hubbard's book, when I started learning Homeopathy. It was a great book for beginners. One of the things I still remember from the books is about Cravings in Acute Diseases.

She has suggested giving the patient what he craves in acute diseases if the craving has come with the disease. This often ameliorates the condition.

On the contrary, cravings in chronic diseases, if encouraged, only to lead to aggravation. For example, diabetics more often crave sweets, which should not be encouraged.

Many Homeopaths have found these little tips to be of great help in day-to-day practice.

27 April, 2010

Homeopathy-10: "Homeopathy medicines do not cure any disease"

True again; Homeopathy medicines do not cure any disease. Another master of ours taught this fact to us.

This is how he explained it. Homeopathy medicines play only a catalytic role. That is the why the medicinal content is so minuscule that you can express it only exponentially. For example, a medicine in the 30th potency means the level of medicine in the globules given is 100 to the power of minus 30. In other words, you will have to add 30 zeroes to 100 and of that, only one part is medicine! You can imagine 200, 1000, 10,000 and 1,00,000 potencies! 200th potency means 200 zeroes to be added to 100 and of that only one part is medicine! It goes on like this.

Homeopathic medicine only stimulates the patient's immune system and helps it to correct itself; then the patient's immune system overcomes the disease.

So 'Homeopathy medicines do not cure any disease' is very true.

26 April, 2010

Homeopathy-9: "There is no medicine for any disease in Homeopathy"

Yes, there is no medicine for any disease in Homeopathy. That is what one of my masters told us.

At that time I was confused and thought that he was joking. Then he went on to explain.

In allopathy, if you have a disease-tag, selecting the medicine is easy. But in Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the unique, peculiar, uncommon, rare symptoms of the patient. Often you may have to discount the pathological symptoms. Suppose ten patients come to you with a complaint of headache; sometimes you may have to prescribe ten different medicines if their unique symptoms happen to be different. For example, one says his headache is better, if he closes his eyes and takes rest in a calm place. Another may say that if pressure applied on the temples, he feels relieved. Yet another may say it is better in the open air or if he takes a cup of hot coffee. Like this, you have different symptoms qualifying headache: what aggravates it, what ameliorates or relieves it, the location of the pain:
temples, occiput, vertex, or whole head; the type of pain: hammering, stitching, dull etc.; time modality: occurring at regular intervals/at a particular times/worse at a particular time.

All these decide the selection of the remedy.

So it is true that there is no medicine if you just ask medicine for headache. This individualization is the crown of Homeopathy, which ensures instant cure, at least in most cases.

15 April, 2010

Health Facts-8: Garlic

According to some studies, garlic has the ability to kill the viruses responsible for flu and cold. Garlic, in general, has many antibacterial and antiviral properties. It has a lot more beneficial effects. As such, including garlic in your food on a regular basis may be a very good idea.

12 April, 2010

Homeopathy-8: Introduction to Rajan Sankaran's Method

Have received a communication from Mr.N.Kailasam (B.H.M.S.), Salem, about a two-day seminar on "Introduction to Rajan Sankaran's Method". This bilingual seminar, Tamil and English, is to be held at Nagaraja Thirumana Mandapam, Salem, during April 17-18, 2010 and the delegate fee, if paid before April 10, is Rs.300/- and after that Rs.400/-. The fee includes Study Materials, first day dinner, second day lunch and tea-snacks. Dormitory accommodation at the venue is provided separately for men and women.

Some of the interesting talks:

1. Basics: The Spirit of Homeopathy
2. Kingdoms and Miasms + Case Studies
3. Laws and Corollaries + Cases
4. Plant Kingdom
5. Animal Kingdom
6. Mineral Kingdom

Rajan Sankaran's books will be available for sale at the venue.

Forming Study Groups, wherever possible, is also mooted.

Interested persons may kindly avail the opportunity and contact at 09443290559, 0427-6535536. email:

All the best!