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Title: Homeopathy for family and National Health care

Homeopathy for family and National Health care
  • Dr D P Rastogi,
  • DMS,MBS,DFHomLondon, PGCRH Glasgow MD Hom

  • Homeopathy is a safe, effective system of
    natural medicine, used by millions of people
    world wide for more than 200 years
  • Homeopathy recognizes that each person manifests
    illness in a unique and slightly different way.
  • That is why two people with the same illness will
    not necessarily receive the same homeopathic

  • A cold sufferer with a stopped-up nose and dry
    eyes would receive a different remedy than a cold
    sufferer with a runny nose and watering eyes.
  • A homeopath chooses a remedy that matches a
    persons unique symptom profile including
    physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

  • Thus from very ordinary ailment like coryza to
    very serious aliment like cancer and Aids
    homeopathy is useful.
  • It is a myth that homeopathy is useful only for
    minor ailments like cough and cold and affections
    of children.
  • The fact is that homeopathy treats all the
    ailments of an individual successfully.

Some examples
Case of headache
  • When I was working in CGHS dispensary in Delhi I
    got a patient who had chronic problem of
    headache. I got the following particulars
  • Patient complained of pain in head.
  • Worse at 4 am
  • The case was solved by using Kents repertory

Kents repertory
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight before (9) lach.,
    am-m., anac., caust., chin., dulc.
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight about (12)
    kali-c., agar., all-s., arn., ars., elaps
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight after (18) ars.,
    sil., thuj., agar., bufo, carb-an.
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 1 a.m (1) pall.
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 1 a.m.-10 a.m (2)
    chin., elaps
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 2 a.m (2) cimic.,
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 3 a.m (5) agar.,
    bov., chin-s., nat-m., thuj.
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 4 a.m (3) chel.,
    raph., stram.
  • Head Pain GENERAL midnight 5 a.m (2)
    Kali-i., dios.

A case of Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Miss NS aged 23 years was diagnosed a case of
    Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • As usual homeopathic treatment was not her first
    choice. She approached me after she failed to get
    relief under allopathy.
  • Her left wrist , dorsum of foot and elbow were
  • She was greatly aggravated in cold.

  • She had a desire for sweets, sour and condiments.

Rubric selection
  • The following rubrics were selected
  • Lower extremity left
  • Lower extremities foot dorsum
  • Lower extremities swelling foot dorsum of
  • Lower extremity pain simple foot
  • Upper extremities, joints wrist
  • Upper extremities, joints elbow

  • Upper extremity rheumatic pain
  • Generalities Agg when becoming cold
  • Desire for sweets
  • Desire for condiments
  • Desire for sour things

The case was repertorized
Remedy selection
  • Sulphur and Rhus tox were the two remedies which
    were very close.
  • As Rhus tox had higher grade in aggravation from
    cold than Sulphur, it was decided to be given.
  • It was given in LM 1 and resulted in increasing
  • The case was finally closed with Sulphur LM1

A case of Ankylosing arthritis
  • Mr. PSK aged 24 yrs, a soft ware engineer
    consulted me for treatment.
  • He was undergoing treatment at the best treatment
    center in New Delhi without relief.
  • His knee joints and back , both dorsal and lumbar
    regions were affected.
  • He was diagnosed to be suffering from Ankylosing

Other symptoms of the case
  • He had a desire for salty things.
  • Desired cold ,icy liquids.
  • Had desire for juicy things.
  • He had great aggravation at the change of
  • He revealed a tendency of procrastination.

Selection of rubrics
  • I selected the following rubrics
  • Joints knee
  • Back dorsal region
  • Back lumbar region
  • Lumbar region rheumatic pains
  • Arthritic pains
  • Disease Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Desire for salty things
  • Desire for cold icy liquids
  • Desire for juicy things
  • Agg weather change of
  • Mind Procrastinates
  • I had to use Murphy repertory besides BBCR as
    some rubrics were not found in BBCR.

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Remedy selection
  • Phos acid covered most of the rubrics including
    modalities and the mental symptom
  • Therefore it was selected and administered in LM
  • It was continued and brought quick overall relief
    to the patient.
  • An intercurrent dose of Sulphur LM 1 was given
    every 2 weeks.

  • The patient did not want to stop the allopathic
    medication and therefore simultaneous use of
    homeopathic medication continued.
  • The patient continues well and had no pains and
    has no difficulty in ascending stairs.
  • His ESR westergren has come down to 10mm/1st
    hour from 80mm/1st hour during 5 months of

HIV/AIDS Research
  • A double blind randomized placebo controlled
    clinical trial of homeopathic medicines in
    HIV/AIDS 1995-1997 on a group 100 patients,
    showed that homeopathic medicines initiate steady
    increase in CD4 cell number marker for
    assessment of drug effects and enhance immune
    response in HIV infected individuals.

  • In a parallel open study in HIV disease it was
    seen that many opportunist infections related to
    HIV disease also respond favorably to homeopathic
    therapy. It has been published in the British
    homeopathic Journal BHJ (1999) 88,49-57.
  • Another paper entitled Evaluation of
    homeopathic therapy in 129 asymptomatic HIV
    carriers was published in BHJ,January

Research project on Aids cases receiving ART
  • This is a study in which 4 reputed organizations
    are taking part.
  • The study is being carried on in a reputed
    Hospital in Delhi where the CCRH has established
    a Homeopathic treatment center.
  • There is a target of 100 cases getting ART with
    CD4 count below 200 out of which 50 cases would
    get an add on individualized homeopathic
    treatment and this group would be compared with
    the group getting only ART
  • I am associated with this research as a senior
    consultant and would like to show one case.

  • This is a case of a young lady whose husband died
    from Aids.
  • This lady got the infection from him and was
    suffering a lot.
  • She was on ART yet she was in a very bad shape.
    CD 4 was 73
  • She developed esophageal candidiasis endoscopy
    confirmed and was unable to drink or eat.

  • She was helped to a very great extent.
  • Within a week of homeopathic remedy her
    candidacies cleared and she was able to eat.
  • On follow up she showed improvement in her CD4
    count which has become 173
  • Her condition improved so much that she married
    leaving behind her frustration and helplessness .
  • This is an advantage with homeopathic treatment
    which provides real healing.

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  • Travelers, missionaries and military personnel
    from the West brought Homeopathy to India as
    early as 1810. The credit of receiving official
    patronage goes to Dr. John Martin Honigberger who
    was called to the Court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
    in 1839 for his treatment.

  • After treating Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Dr.
    Honigberger settled in Calcutta.
  • This paved the road map of development of
    homeopathy in this country.
  • However it was the state of Bengal, which
    nurtured homeopathy in its early period through
    certain training institutions and treatment

  • During the course of its development in India, it
    has gained substantial governmental patronage and
    has vast infrastructure.
  • It is one of the medical systems recognized by
    the Government of India.  

  • The Homeopathic hospitals in Calcutta were
    famous for the treatment of intractable diseases.
  • The success of controlling epidemics like
    Cholera and enduring efforts of several stalwart
    homeopaths helped its acceptance in other parts
    of the country.

Homeopathic Infrastructure
(i) State Homeopathic Boards/Councils 24
(ii) Total Registered Homeopathic Practitioners About 400 thousand
(iii) Number of Primary Health Centers 7800
(iv) Numbers of Hospitals 307
Reasons of Preference for Homeopathy
Most of patients were of the opinion that
homeopathy is safe, easy to take, cost effective
and had faith in homeopathy due to their past
  • For these reasons Homeopathy has been accepted
    for the care for the Individual and the family.
  • Homeopathic use is based on the simple study of
    presenting complaints of the illness and finding
    a match for these from homeopathic Materia Medica
    which lists these in simple language.
  • This has also attracted laymen to adopt it for
    treatment of common ailments and First Aid.

  • Besides India use of homeopathy is immensely
    popular in countries like USA where Laymen groups
    have come up for the study and use for individual
  • It has become a first line of care in common day
    to day ailments.

  • Homeopathy is free from side effects.
  • It provides real healing which is felt at the
    level of body , mind and spirit.
  • Its regular use builds up immunity and in the
    long run the individual turns healthier.
  • It provides simple answers for various viral
    diseases for which there is no treatment in
    conventional medicine

Homeopathy for Mother and Child
  • Realizing the important role of homeopathy in the
    sphere of Mother and Child , the Govt of India
    has decided to carry forward the message for the
    benefit of the people of the country through
    National Campaign on homeopathy for mother and
    Child Care through its department AYUSH.

National Campaign on homeopathy for mother and
Child Care
  • The department of AYUSH launched a multimedia
    campaign Three tier workshops at National ,
    State and district levels for the following
    target groups
  • Policy and opinion makers
  • Medical practitioners
  • Common man

Expected outcomes
  • Sensitizing the target group about the potential
    role of Homeopathy in the management of Mother
    and Child Health problems.
  • Greater coordination among practitioners of all
    the systems of medicine resulting in in an
    integrated health approach for Mother and Child

  • Equipping homeopathic practitioners to deal with
    mother and child diseases by utilizing the
    knowledge acquired from the campaign in the
    management of Mother and Child health matters.
  • A significant improvement in Mother and Child
    health as a result of Homeopathic treatment.

Topics covered in the workshops
  • Potential of homeopathy in maternal and child
  • Homeopathy in obstetric care
  • Homeopathy in primary health care
  • Homeopathy for safe motherhood
  • Homeopathy for complaints of a new mother

  • National Rural Health Mission A commitment of
  • Managing obstetric problems homeopathically
  • Obstetric care and caution
  • Caring of neonates and infants
  • Childhood care
  • Homeopathy for the health of school children
  • Pediatric practice Care and cautions

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Role of homeopathy in ADHD and Autism
  • Efficacy of homeopathy in a pre-term child with
    failure to thrive
  • Management of obstetric problems in Homeopathy

  • Besides this the AYUSH department has initiated
    an out reach program through which care to the
    grass root level is being provided through
    allopathic along with AYUSH systems which
    includes homeopathy.
  • This is called National Rural health Mission

National Rural Health Mission
  • This seeks to provide effective healthcare to
    rural population throughout the country with
    special focus on 18 states ,which have weak
    public health indicators and /or weak
  • Training including preparation of basic materials
    has been entrusted to the CCRH

  • Homeopathy has been successful in managing
    effectively various epidemics

  • Historically Homeopathy has been used in the
    treatment of diseases that occurred in the form
    of Epidemics, particularly in Europe and America
    in 19th century.

  • It is repeatedly seen during endemics/epidemics
    that genus epidemicus prevents disease in people
    living in close proximity of the patients down
    with disease and also in the population living in
    the affected area. 
  • Genus epidemicus identified during an
    endemic/epidemic, proves to be specific for that
    endemic/epidemic only

  • Homeopathy has been successfully used, both as
    preventive and therapeutic intervention, in acute
    microbial infections that keep occurring now and
    then in endemic and epidemic form in different
    parts of the country.
  • Notable among them are Japanese Encephalitis,
    Dengue, Measles, Meningitis, Jaundice, Gastro
    enteritis and Conjunctivitis.

Homeopathy in Japanese Encephalitis
  • CCRH have provided treatment and preventive
    measures in the Japanese Encephalitis endemic in
    Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and
    Delhi in 1984 and in Tripura, Gudivada (AP),
    Hyderabad (AP), Diphu (Assam), Basti (UP), and
    Gorakhpur (UP)in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1999

  • The Council had also established a Clinical
    Research Unit in Gorakhpur (UP) in 1997
    exclusively to evaluate prophylactic role of
    homeopathic medicines in Japanese encephalitis
  • A study carried out in Oct-Nov. 1991 had shown
    usefulness of Belladonna, these studies were,
    however, confined to distribution of genus
    epidemicus among the people who lived in the
    affected areas.

  • Belladonna was identified as Genus Epidemicus.
  • Single dose of Belladonna 200 was administered to
    1, 71,273 persons in 62 villages.
  • A follow up of 71,503 persons was done. None of
    them came down with Japanese Encephalitis. 

Japanese Encephalitis Epidemic of 2005
  • The Council had also undertaken a study during
    Japanese Encephalitis epidemic that affected some
    parts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh in 2005.
  • Based on the clinical presentation of 30 cases of
    Japanese Encephalitis (22 at Civil Hospital and 8
    cases at BRD Medical College, Hospital,
    Gorakhpur), including 15 women, Belladonna was
    again identified to be the Genus Epidemicus.
  • Belladonna in 200 potency two doses a day on
    three consecutive days was administered as
    preventive to the people living in the region
    affected by epidemic.

Distribution as Preventive
  • In addition, the team also distributed Belladonna
    to a population of 1,42,739 at Gorakhpur and
    88,481 at Maharajganj through the village
    Pradhans. The team also distributed Belladonna
    to 31,526 students of 83 schools at Gorakhpur and
    15,241 at distributed/administered Belladonna to
    30,161 people at Gorakhpur and 18,267 at

Follow up
  • Follow up of the population which was given
    Belladonna as preventive was made. One to one
    follow up covered 1,07,883 people, including
    children in 14 Villages in Gorakhpur District.
  • Follow up of 72,327 people who were provided
    Genus epidemicus by Village Pradhans was done
    through them. Only three of the persons (2 at
    Gorakhpur and 1 in Mahrajganj got a mild

Homeopathy in priority areas
  • Efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of
    diseases like Malaria, Filaria, Diabetes,
    Hypertension,Bronchial Asthma has been proved.
  • CCRH has worked on these diseases and has evolved
    a group of most useful remedies.
  • In a research project effectiveness of homeopathy
    has been demonstrated in the treatment of multi
    drug resistant tuberculosis.

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  • Although homeopathy is very effective yet its
    help is sought after very late when the other
    systems have given up .
  • It provides relief even at this late stage.
  • There is a need to use its full potential and
    make it a first line medicine.
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