Genus epidemicus

​Variolinum 200 is the single medicine generally we use for prophylaxis in cases of Pox for very long time.

The one idea I use in such cases when a case of Active Pox comes to me is based on the idea of Genus Epidemicus .I use to take the symptoms of the case like fever symptoms ,types of rashes ,burning ,itching ,thirst etc drowsiness  or restlessness n then prescribe accordingly n I find it helpful for prophylaxis too.I hv not kept the track record but I think I should ,as I found that none of the cases reported back with disease symptoms but I hv instances where family members come back wid disease symptoms where I just cut down my labour by just routine prescription of Variolinum 200 .

Try it ,if it appeals you ..just a suggestion for sake of Homoeopathy.

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From a friend’s wall with thanks
साथियो आज मै होम्योपैथिक दवा कितनी तीव्र गति से व चमत्कारिक ढंग से कार्य करताीहै उसके बारेमे एक केशपर अपना अनुभव आप लोगो सेसाझा करना चाहूंगा।पेशा से अध्यापक उम्र ४० वर्ष विगत १७ वर्षो से मलेरिया बुखार से पीडित जांच करानेपर मलेरियाpositive।घर मे मेडिकल स्टोर व डाक्टर उनकी सलाह पर anti malarial treatmentआराम पुनः कुछ महीनो बाद बुखार साल मे कम से कम दो बार यही क्रम पिछले १७ वर्षो से चल रहा था।मैने चाइना ३०दिया कोईलाभ नही बुखार उस समय हर तीसरे दिन आता था। दुसरी बार जब मरीज आया तब बुखार उतर चुका था।पूरी केस टेकिगं के बाद तीन खुराक chin.sulph 15-15 मिनट के अन्तरपर दिया गया दुसरी खुराक खाने के बाद उसी दिन दुसरी बार बुखार चढा जो१०५ तक बढा किन्तु घंटो स्पंजिग व फेरम फास के बाद धीरे धीरे उतरा फिर बुखार नही आया हैं ओठ के किनारे fever blister आ गया Nat.mur.200 दिया गया ।मरीज को खुजली होती थी वह ठीक हो गई साथ ही पैर का corn भी ठीक हो गया।

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Baryta carbonica ..a picture  by Dr Ranjan Sankaran

The Soul of Remedies: Baryta Carbonica


Rajan Sankaran

Written by Rajan Sankaran

A remedy portrait of Baryta Carbonica by Dr. Rajan Sankaran, from his book The Soul of Remedies

Barium is a mineral belonging to the group IIA of the Periodic Table. The main feeling of remedies from this group is one of dependence, and Baryta carbonica is the most dependent of them all.  Baryta carbonica is totally dependent on others, almost like a cripple or an imbecile. “Delusion that he walks on his knees” and “Delusion that a beloved friend is sick and dying” show the crippled, dependent feeling of Baryta carbonica and his fear of losing this support

There is a feeling of total incapacity to take on responsibilities or do one’s own work. Baryta carbonica has anticipatory anxiety because of this feeling of incapacity. The patients are totally irresolute and depend completely on someone else to take decisions for them. This can work both ways. I have seen also that Baryta carbonica people can be very independent, even supportive of other people. They can be very responsible especially about family affairs: “Anxious about domestic affairs”, “Cares about domestic affairs”, “Anxiety about friends at home”, “Anxiety for others”. They can be extremely hard-working (industrious), very organized, conscientious, and they take pains to make sure of everything (carefulness). They consequently occupy quite responsible, dependable positions in their work and society. They are very methodical and reliable but lack imagination, art and creativity. Occasionally however, even such coped up Baryta can have bouts of irresolution and self-doubt. There is “Fear of strangers” which extends to the fear of facing any new situation and anything that is out of the routine, especially the kind of situation that forces them to make choices or take decisions. They can be resistant to any changes in their lives, for example they would try and avoid any changes in job or residence. They don’t like being noticed or brought into prominence, and would hesitate to wear anything that stands out, for example a shiny shoe. They are the last people to accept new fashions and are quite conservative in their way of dressing, living, etc. They avoid giving their views or opinions easily for fear of being criticized.

I have seen that Baryta carbonica patients like to confirm every single detail during a consultation, e.g. where and how to take the medicine, what are the food or other restrictions, etc., to the last detail, often provoking irritation and laughter from others. They are so dependent, it is childish. Phatak writes: “Children are late coming into usefulness, to take on their responsibilities and do their work”. The Baryta carbonica patient is very much afraid that he will lose (or something will happen to) those on whom he is dependent – seen in the delusion that “A beloved friend is sick and dying”.

I have mentioned in “The Spirit of Homoeopathy” a case of a 35 year old married woman who developed arthritic problems after the death of her neighbour, on whom she was dependent, and who was the only one in the neighbourhood who shared her mother-tongue. Due to this she lost the “crutch” which the neighbour provided, and since she could not actualize her delusion, that “Her legs are cut off” she developed a crippling arthritis which made her lean on others for support.

This great dependency on others, especially socially and financially, brings it close to Calcarea silicata. Calcarea silicata feels financially and socially dependent. The Baryta carbonica person feels both mentally (especially intellectually) and physically dependent like a disabled person.

Often the Baryta carbonica patients will give a history of being extremely shy in childhood and being unable to mix with others or make friends easily. They feel laughed at and criticized. There are many fears which are often childish (“Fear in children”). A small thing can make them extremely anxious: “Anxiety, trifles about”, “Delusion, she thinks every noise is a cry of fire and she trembles”, “Starts easily from noise and from fright”.  In many Baryta carbonica persons I have seen a kind of simplicity, naivety. They are rather credulous.


o Cares, domestic affairs, about.

o Childish.

o Strangers, presence of, aggravates.

o Delusion, as if beloved friend is sick and dying.

o Delusion, walks on his knees.

o Delusion, legs are cut off.

o Delusion, laughed at, mocked, being.

o Anxiety, others, about.

o Anxiety, trifles, about.

o Goes off alone and weeps as if she has no friends.

Physical symptoms:

o Chilly patient.

o Premature old age: hairfall, baldness, loss of memory, hypertension,

atherosclerosis at a young age.

o Desires: sweets.

o History of recurrent attacks of tonsillitis.

o May be emaciated.


o Hearing hard in old people.

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Acid Nitric

In bleeding piles,ulcers,mouth ulcers,felonsand what not…..

In a long practice period I hv found this medicine very helpful in cases not only above mentioned but in any case where this splinter like pain is present,,ulcers with serrated edges thin and offensive discharges ,the special site for Acid Nitric to act is at the joint of skin and mucous memberane

Bleeding tendency is very prominent in this medicine.hence haemorrhagic conditions where it is active bleeding bright and profuse .Bleeding profuse in menses.haemmorrhoids or piles Epistaxis or nose bleeding,inshort bleeding anywhere that is of the given character and with splinter like pain fits in the sphere.

Splinter like pain in throat

Skull constricted like a tape

Teeth as if elongatedand would fall out

In felons it works superb as the pain is splinter like ,mostly and it is at the junction of skin and mucous memberane

Splinters running through carbuncles

In general characterisation of a patient of this medicine some important points to note are

Strong desire for fat and salt,sensitive to cold,depressed,indifferent and intollerant of sympathyand sensitive to noise ,pain,touch and jerks.

Its symptoms become worse in wind,thunder and getting wet.

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A case of assumed appendicicitis

I just remember a case of a child 12 yrs old who visited the clinic with the complaint of pain in right inguinal region, off and on ,ranging from mild to severe.from 6 months.
He was under allopathic treatment and was diagnosed to be suffering from appendicitis as he had tenderness arond Mcburney’s point although the ultra sound of abdomen was not showing it .Under the medication pain subsided but later it returned again
He was advised to have an ultra sound once again,as the guardians belonged to a low income group they preferred to go with homoeopathy and visited the govt hospital where I was posted.
The pain symptoms of the boy were like this
Whenever the Pain appears it comes suddenly , sensitive to touch,and makes the movement almost impossible, backward bending gives small relief
Always accompanied with nausea but no vomiting ,lower abdomen bloated
belching gives small relief ,constipated.
Lycopodium was the first medicine that struck the mind for the symptoms
Right sided ,lower abdomen,bloated,relieved by belching and constipation
But first of all  I  gave Belladona 200 in 3 repeated doses just to subside the signs of inflammation  and tenderness
And advised them to revisit when the pain comes again , they returned after 15 days just to inform that the pain appeared once with little intensity
Belladona 1M in 2 devided doses was given along with one dose of Lycopodium 1M to be taken if the pain does not appear for a month
They did so ,it is 6 months now ,They visited twice in between for follow up.
No pain and tenderness reported if this is not a cure by Homoeopathy then what is it?
I must inform that in some cases inflamed Appendix does not appear in the ultrasound reports depending on its position and the lower income group can not afford frequent tests .Surgery of course is the solution at last. But it is the last option  ,why not give a try to Homoeopathy first and believe me in the hands of an experienced Homoeopath you won’t have to return for surgery.

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Tennis Elbow


Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is caused by tendonitis or swelling around the tendons on the outside edge of the elbow. It is called tennis elbow because it’s caused by an injury to elbow from movements used in racket games like tennis. As a result, often people suffering from lateral epicondylitis have it from playing tennis. However anyone can suffer from tennis elbow either from an injury to the outer elbow or from overuse of the arm and wrist. Some people have elbow pain as a result of arthritis (osteoarthritis). Arthritis is a different condition to tennis elbow but may make it more likely you suffer from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is painful and often the tissues around the outer elbow become tender to touch and inflexible. The problem is mainly located at the bony part at the outer edge of your arm – called the lateral epicondyle. However it can also refer pain further up or down your arm. Tennis elbow is not the same as golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis.) Both have similar symptoms but golfers elbow is on the medial elbow and tennis elbow is on the outer elbow.
according to Wikepedia-‘-Although anti-inflammatories are a commonly prescribed treatment for tennis elbow, the evidence for their effect is usually anecdotal with only limited studies showing a benefit.Evidence is poor for an improvement from injections of any type, be it corticosteroids, botulinum toxin, prolotherapy or other substances.[32] Corticosteroid injection may be effective in the short term’
So ,we find that here allopathic medicines are not very mach effective in this case pain killers can subside the case but they dont cure it .
In Homoeopathy we have a no of patients being treated with the symptoms of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis /medial epicondylitis(Golfer’s elbow)
They come after taking painkillers /sometimes painful corticosteroid injections without any permanent releif n sometimes recurrence of pain off n on or smtimes with pain n inflammation of the arm /forearm after taking the injections —
as it is the case related to tendons ,ligaments old injuries calcifications of old injuries –Ruta Calc Flour Acid Flour Calc phos may recover the case .
According to symptoms-first of all, movement increases the pain , pain radiating from one point to whole arm ,patient fears to touch the arm due to pain irritability (mental symptom) all become the guiding symptoms to select the medicine -based on totality of symptoms; n likewise medicines suchas Bryonia Rhustox Arnica Kalibich..Chamomilla or any medicine that suits according to symptoms might be selected n given will improve n finally recover the case ,
referring this case of tennis elbow is just to prove that it works ;THE HOMOEOPATHY works ; it is not any thing like jhaad foonk /tona totaka/ placebo effect –it is a well established science –that works on principles if you know the principles, if you follow the principles, if you choose according to symptoms not by the name of disease .It is an art -to take the symptoms, it is an art to prescribe the selected medicines in proper potency- according to the patient ;which is also something very important while treating a patient n a very peculiar job based on the physician’s experience .We will discuss it later on -have a nice day .

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