'The gentle art of healing'.
“The only reliable oracle of therapeutics is pure experience”
All the practical tips are clearly described by Dr. Hahnemann and his followers.
Some of these practical tips are mentioned below, which will give us an idea how to approach a case:-
Calcarea carb *must not be* given before Sulphur.
Sulphur, Calcarea carb and Lycopodium follow each other in the order given.
Silicea, Lycopodium, Belladonna, Rhus tox are all complementary to Calcarea carb.
Silicea should be thought of when the abscess does not heal under Merc sol.
Hepar sulph and Nitric acid are both complementary to Arsenic alb; while Rhus tox is complementary to Arsenic alb.
Calcarea carb follows Pulsatilla well especially in cases of Engorgement of breasts after weaning.
Calcarea fluor will not act in cases where Kali iod had been used previously.
Phosphorus and Carbo veg are complementary remedies.
Silicea acts well after Lycopodium.
Merc Iod F is often useful after Belladonna in follicular tonsillitis.
The best antidote for Quinine poisoning is Ipecac; then comes Arsenic alb and China. The other useful antidotes are Natrum mur and Veratrum alb.
If Pulsatilla does not help, Merc sol should be tried especially in otitis. Farrington says that the action of Merc sol is deeper than Pulsatilla.
Hamamelis vir is useful after Pulsatilla in orchitis.
Jahr says that Kali carb is especially useful when the right parotid is affected.
For the defects in placenta, give Phosphorus, especially when there is a tendency to cast away the untimely fruit.
Amenorrhea owing to a plethoric condition of the girl, Bryonia should be tried first, then Calcarea carb.
Hahnemann says that in Amenorrhea; Kali carb will bring on the menstrual flow when Natrum mur though indicated has failed.
Argentum nit, the complement of Gelsemium; is sometimes needed after Gelsemium in Loco motor ataxia.
Hughes recommends Picric acid in Leukemia; while Grauvogl strongly recommends Natrum sulph and Thuja.
Lycopos virginicus is very useful in relieving the protrusion of eyes and the cyanosis in Exophthalmic goiter; but little effect upon the glandular enlargement; which yielded to Iodine.
Dr (Mrs) Neena S Menon M D (Hom)
Asst. Professor,Dept. of Hom. Materia Medica
Y.M.T. Homoeopathic Medical College
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
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