Masala Homeopathy

After Dr. Vijay Vaishnav’s inspiring Grand Rounds lecture on asthma and homeopathy in April 2001, seven students and two faculty from NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, USA) organized an eight-week rotation at Shree Mumbadevi Homeopathic Hospital in Mumbai, India………….. For each of the NCNM students involved, this rotation was an opportunity of a lifetime!

Homeopathy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This is the current name for the syndrome characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional, and psychological complaints.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from it as men are. The patients are usually in the age-group 25-45 years, though cases in childhood and middle age are described.
Homeopaths believe in treating the patient who has the disease and not the disease in the patient. Hence, homeopathy is more likely to help such cases. The constitutional remedy selected on the basis of a detailed history and examination would bring the patient back to normal activity.

Biochemic Drugs in Pregnancy

The Biochemic System of Medicine is an off shoot of homeopathy. Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, a German homeopath, developed it. He believed that disease is caused by the deficiency of inorganic salts in the human organism………… This article is for women who are experiencing the most eventful months in their life. Pregnancy, though a physiological state, can leave a woman with either pleasant experiences, or bitter experiences- if she develops some complications.

Homeopathy in Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory disease of the skin. Its cause is unknown, but it is genetically determined. It is often familial, but does not appear to be inherited in any regular dominant, sex-linked or recessive way. The disease has been found to be of greater frequency in men than in women. It is less common in African and Asian groups.

Homeopathy in Puberty

Puberty in girls is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. There are profound biological, morphological and psychological changes that lead to full maturity and eventually fertility. In a short time, the child takes on an adult like physique.
Constitutional homeopathic treatment given at puberty would thus go a long way in preventing disease and maintaining the physical and mental well being of the patient.

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that …

Can bugs determine our behavior?

I chanced upon this article in The Economist of September 3rd-9th 2011 which talks about the experiments performed on rodents and suggests that bacteria dwelling in the gut can affect the brain, and thereby influence an individual’s mood and behavior.
This idea is not new at all. Homeopaths have been aware of the effect of the bowel flora on the health for almost a hundred years. This was first highlighted by John Paterson in the early 1900s.
It is heartening to note that what was published by a homeopath in the early 20th century is being confirmed by modern day researchers.