Making homeopathic prescriptions for fevers is a real challenge. Patients need immediate lowering of temperature. They are not willing to wait. Most homeopaths use mother tinctures and combinations in a desperate attempt to show’ result. Many homeopaths advice their patients to go for allopathy or self medication with paracetamol.
Prescribing for fevers and bringing down temperature with potentized drugs is very simple if we know how to do it.
Case taking is the most the decisive step in prescribing for fevers. Never try to use ‘specifics’ or mother tinctures. Collecting symptoms and finding a similimum is most important.
CONCOMITANTS are most important symptoms in finding similimum for fevers. Look for concomitants symptoms in following regions:
Abdomen(Pains, flatulence, sensation)
Rectum- (Diarrhoea-Constipation, type and color of stools)
Chest(oppression, palpitation, pains)
Throat(pain, swelling, hoarseness, peculiar sensations etc)
Tongue(color, sensations, taste, other peculiarities)
Respiratory(cough, asthmatic, expectoration etc)
Nose(coryza, stuffiness, discharges, sensations etc)
Head(Pains, peculiar sensations)
Stomach(nausea, appetite, thirst, vomiting, pains, desires-aversions)
Ears(pains, discharges, tinnitus, sensations, hearing)
Extremities(pains, numbness, cramps, coldness, peculiar sensations)
Eyes(lachrymation, discolorations, sensations, swelling, visual)
Alternating symptoms, if any
Perspiration(increased, decreased, localized, offensive, other peculiarities)
Skin(eruptions, colors, special sensations, coldness)
Urinary(frequency, stranguary, burning, color, sediments, odor)
Mind(mental abnormalities, fears, loquacity, anger, irritability, disposition)
Physical generals(paroxysms, dropsy, trembling, weakness- chill- chilliness, vertigo)
Modalities: Time modalities, Conditional modalities
Locations: Sides, peculiar body regions
Causations: Dietary irregularities, Exposures etc.
Collect maximum available symptoms under above FOUR categories. Even if you get minimum one prominent symptom each from all these four categories, a similimum could be worked out. Repertorize to find a similimum. It will bring down temperature if used repeatedly in 30c potency.
If we have a good repertory software, and know how to use its sphisticated tools, it is a matter of a few minutes. Repertorization will be over by the time case taking is finished, if we work out the case using tools for ‘smart’ ways of case taking and repertorization.
Years back, I had a wonderful experience with prescribing for fever. My 5 year old son was suffering from fever for days. In spite of all my desperate attempts, temperature did not come down even after ten days. At night, the temperature will go up to 103 F. Whole family was very much worried. For me, it was very hard to accept failure and take him to allopath. One night at 12 pm, I was sitting sleepless at the bedside of son, who was much exhausted and asleep. Suddenly, I noticed he was SLEEPING WITH LEGS CROSSED. Without awakening him, I separated his legs. Instantly, he would cross the lower limbs again. I tried to keep is legs apart many times, but he crossed limbs again instantly. I sensed some peculiarity in his behavior, and took KENT repertory and searched for an appropriate rubric. I failed to get one. Then I searched in Boericke Repertory, and could locate following rubric:
[Boericke]Nervous system : SLEEP : Position : Must lie : Legs [with] : Crossed:- Rhod.
I decided to try RHODODENDRON. But there was no RHODO available in my medicine chest. Finally, could locate an old plastic vial labelled RHODO 30, and there was only some powdery remnants sticking in its bottom. I added some cold water into vial, and gave it to my son, without awakening him. After ten minutes, to my wonder, the boy was perspiring, temperature was gone! Next morning, he was very much normal and playing.
IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THAT TAUGHT ME A GREAT LESSON IN PRESCRIBING FOR FEVERS.
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excelent example Sir. Congratulation, Iĺl try to do at
One senior homeopath posten on my page:
“Dr. Chandran, when you using the term ” MOLICULAR IMPRINTS OF THERAPEUTICS” I think this term is also unverified scientifically and this is also hypothetical term for homoeopathy. If it is correct then what is the utility of this term MIT? What is the benefit by naming. Anybody can think that MIT word is scientific term, but fact is, it is based on imagination”.
I fear that respected homeopath did not take time to read the whole article on MIT carefully. That is why he fails to distinguish between ‘imaginations’ and ‘scientific hypothesis’. If he had read them, he could have realized that the concept of MIT fits exactly well to existing scientific knowledge as well as our homeopathic experience.
How can I convince you something, if you hesitate to read anything? I regularly post at least one article everyday explaining my concept of ‘molecular imprints’ and their implication in homeopathy? Without reading what I write, you ask me to “prove”! I once again request you to take some time to read at least some of those articles.
How can I prove my scientific concepts of homeopathy to somebody who does not know or is not willing to learn supra-molecular properties of water? How can I prove my concepts to somebody who does not know or is not willing to learn the subject matter of molecular imprinting technology? How can I prove my concepts to somebody who does not know or is not willing to learn the modern biochemistry and molecular biology? How can I prove my concepts to somebody who does not know or is not willing to learn advanced concepts of enzyme kinetics and molecular level pathology?
My request to those who ask for ‘proof for my concepts’ is, kindly update your basic knowledge in the topics I discuss. Then only you can follow these concepts. Then only I can ‘prove’ molecular imprints concepts to you. Once you acquire the background knowledge and then read my articles, you will see that everything I say is simple ‘proved’ science, and only very little remains to be ‘proved’.
I know there are many homeopaths who understand well and are happy to welcome my scientific explanations of homeopathy on the basis of ‘molecular imprints’ concept. But even those friends find it difficult to agree with me when I start talking about my concepts regarding selection of potency, repetition, drug relationships, single/multiple drug issue, combining of drugs and such other issues that demand drastic changes in their comfortable ways of practicing homeopathy.
I would like to make it clear that I did not produce any ‘theories’ artificially or from ‘imagination’. All these proposals on various aspects homeopathic practice are logical extensions evolved naturally from the fundamental concept of ‘molecular imprinting’ as the process involved in potentization. Once we accept ‘molecular imprints’ as the active principles of potentizaed drugs, and that they act therapeutically upon the organism by selectively binding to the pathogenic molecules, we cannot perceive or resolve these practical issues from another angle.
I can understand the discomfort brewing among ‘settled’ homeopaths when hearing my concepts that they fear would ‘change their ‘fundamentals’. “Coming out of comfort zones” is not an easy task, especially for ‘seniors’. It is very difficult to get exposed to a new knowledge environment, which would demand a fundamental re-thinking and modifying of many things they ‘believed’, learned, taught and practiced in their whole life. That would be a very uneasy situation for them, very hard to cope with.
Being a scientist does not mean he knows everything, and has authority to comment on every thing under sun. He may be totally ignorant of many things happening outside speciality. His statement shows he is ignorant of scientific basis of homeopathy.
Thank you, sir- for your nice compliments
It is very useful information equally for patient and practitioner.Patient can describe appropriate rubric so that the prescriber can identify the similimum.
Good and useful article.