Homoeopathy for Industrial Workers By Dr. Kabita Mishra, BHMS, MBA (Hospital)
Dr. Kabita Mishra
Central Research Institute
for Homoeopathy, INDIA
BHMS, MBA (Hospital Mgt.)
Today's industrial worker is exposed to very highly complicate
environmental threats. He is forced to interact with social,
domestic, psychological and occupational environments and
there 'by falling prey for various mental and physical disorders.
Keeping in view the rate at which Industries are polluting the
environment and the health of an industrial worker, the Nation
has seriously focused its attention and raised an alarm to
protect the environment and the health of industrial work force.
An attempt is made by the author to improve audience
awareness on the homoeopathic system of medicine which is in
a position to render much needed help in taking care of
industrial work force and their families under the current
Homoeopathy considers the aetiology and totality of the
symptoms in diagnosing and treating the diseases. Aetiology
and symptoms are interrelated. Wherever clear cut aetiological
factor could be identified and established the treatment will be
focused on that. At times it so happens that a specific cause
cannot be identified and in such cases the totality of the
symptoms guide in treating the diseases.
If cause is treated there exists no totality of the symptoms, and
if the totalities of the symptoms are treated cause will
disappear. Homoeopathic aetiological factors are classified as
The external man is but an outward expression of the internal;
so the results of the disease (symptoms) are but the outward
expression of internal sickness -Kent.
The Constitutional approach is generally based on mental and
physical built up of an individual. It is a natural `gift' to every
living organism which is endowed with an animating force- Vital
force- to protect and preserve the health from diseases. On the
other hand there is also a natural `curse' in the circumstancesi.e disease force or miasm- and its effects on the health. The
impact of such tussle between the vital force and the
circumstances results in good health or disease.
There are umpteen evidences that the `circumstances' has
caused worry to the health of an individual and a light is thrown
on all salient aetilogical features as classified earlier.
The present Industrial environment calls for competitive spirit,
advanced skills and other major achievements which provokes
psychological disorders such as dejections, anxiety, depression,
grief, anger, jealousy, insecurity, fatigue, emotion, fright, poor
human relationships, mental exhaustion etc., besides this our
constitution is also seriously affected by electromagnetic waves
(Radio, T.V) ultra sound waves and cosmic rays. All these things
disturb mental and physical health to a great extent.
Man must be studied as he is, as he was, everything of man and
human race in general in order to understand the diseases. In
Homoeopathy there are several medicines where psychological,
impact plays a major role in causing physical ailments.
Homoeopathy does miracles there. Some of them are given
below to have an idea of the action of Homoeopathic medicines.
ANGER: Acidity, Asthma, Convulsions, Gastralgia, Vomiting
ANGER: Palpitation, Pain in the chest, Fever, Congestion of the
FRIGHT: Amenenohoea, Apoplexy, Gastritis, Fainting, pain.
ANGER: Grief depression
ANXIETY: Stiffness of back
EMOTIONS: Neuralgia, Paraplegia
FRIGHT: Any physical complaint, Nervous colic, Hemicrania
GRIEF: Any physical complaint, Abortion, Amenorrhoea, Chorea,
Convulsions, Epilepsy, Gastralagia, Insomnia Indigestions,
nervous , palpitation, paralysis etc
DISAPPOINTMENTS: All effects from disappointments and Bad
news leads to Vomiting
FEAR & FRIGHT: Nervousness, Diarrhoea
EMOTIONS: Abortion, Diarrhoea, Micturition, Paralysis
GRIEF: Indignitions, Palpilation
ANGER: Amenorrhoea, Cough, Hemiplegia
DISAPPOINTMENT: Ovarian problems
ANGER: Colic, hemiplegic.
VEXATION: Amenorrhoea, diarrhoea,
FRIGHT: Abortion, Amenorrhoea, All bad effects, Fainting,
insomnia, Palpitation, vertigo.
SHAME: Bad effects from shame results as various complaints.
8. NUX VOM
ANGER: Joint pain, Fever, Vomiting
MENTAL EXERTION: All effects of mental exertion, chills,
JEALOUSY: All bad effects, Catalepsy, Epilepsy
DISAPPOINTMENT LOVE & PROMOTION: Convulsion, Epilepsy
JEALOUSY: Catalepsy, Epilepsy etc
There are other medicines, which may useful in different
As the nature of work calls for serious involvement of industrial
work force it is likely to cause various occupational disorders as
detailed in the classification.
It is needless to say that the industrial work forces are liable to
come in contact with machine and tools and there is every
chance that they may get seriously injured.
Usually falls, cuts, lacerations, punctured wounds, blunt
wounds, fractures, haemorrhages, shocks are seen in the
hospitals of industries. They need to be attended skillfully.
There is a wider choice of homoeopathic medicines for various
injuries. For example, Arnica for blunt and bruised, Aconite in
haemorrhages after injuries, Hypericum and Ruta for nerve
injuries, Hypericum and calendula for lacerated, ledumpal in
punctured wounds, cantharis for burns. Rhustox for tendors,
muscles and joints, ruta & Synphytum for bones and
periosteum, cicuta, Nat. sulpha & Arnica shocks after injuries.
With a little first aid and surgical interference homoeopathic
treatment will definitely yield the desired results.
These practices are usually seen in private homoeopathic
establishments, where in satisfactory results are recorded than
in the industrial hospitals.
Industrial work force invariably is exposed to physical
environment as mentioned in the classification and often they
cause disorders. Apart from routine first aid & conventional
methods of treatment the following homoeopathic treatment is
Normally chemical substance is known for causing allergies to
an individual in its own way. As such no chemical is absolutely
harmlers. Hardly there exists any industry which does not make
use of chemicals. Depending upon the seriousness of the action
of the chemical homoeopaths decide the plan of their
treatment. First aid and conventional methods are initially tried
before the commencement of homoeopathic treatment. All
superficial allergic manifestations can be well looked after by
the homoeopathy alone. The treatment involves merely the
removal of cause, and, in some cases, anti-doting the poisons
chemically, and dynamically.
+ Primarily homoeopathy induces immunological therapy as it
not only cures the current disease. Yet, it also helps the body to
develop its immunological mechanism with which the native can
gain or restore its health in long run.
+ The chemicals produce local and systematic disorders some
times to the extent of death. Fumes, gases, dusts, metals and
metallic compounds, acids, alkalis etc., are the main reaction
found in industrial workers. Homoeopathic treatments for some
of them are available with effective results.
4. BIOLOGICAL AGENTS
Homoeopaths usually do not consider the microbes as causes of
the diseases. The man was already diseased even prior to the
entrance of the microbes and provides favorable conditions to
The diseases like tetanus, encephalitis, brucellosis fungal
infection, leptosporosis are to be handled by taking
symptomatology into consideration, ledmapal, hypericum,
calendula medicines have been found to be more useful to
prevent tetanus in injuries.
Since it becomes difficult to find out specific cause for all the
numerous varieties of disease, so, the totality of the symptoms
are only resources to diagnose the case. These symptoms are
nothing but the reflections or effects caused as result.
Homoeopathy has its credential to analyze, characterize and
provide strong remedial approach to the patient towards
required balanced treatment.
Homoeopathy exists as law and doctrine and operates in the
world of its causes, if this were not so it could not exist in the
world of ‘ultimate’. In a given situation in addition to first aid
and Conventional methods homoeopathic system of medicine
renders quite useful and vital services to the industrial work
force at a very nominal cost, thus saving very valuable lives and