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  1. 1. Homeopathic Medicine “Let likes be cured by likes” Bangkok 24-8-2012 Fulvio Tosowww.thaihomeopathy.cominfo@thaihomeopathy.com www.thaihomeopathy.com
  2. 2. Outline Homeopathic medicine and it’s history The Principles of homeopathic medicine How homeopathy differs from traditional medicine and herbals How homeopathic medicines are made How to use homeopathic medicines Compatibility, side effects and overdosing Example of homeopathy use www.thaihomeopathy.com
  3. 3. Alternative Medicine The use of alternative medicine is growing significantly everywhere in the world. According to a study published by JAMA, 4 out of 10 Americans use some form of alternative medicine. Between 1990-1997, visits to alternative medical practitioners rose 47%. The most common forms of alternative medicine are homeopathy, massage, meditation, therapeutic touch, acupuncture and herbal remedies. Lehne, 2004, pg. 1137 www.thaihomeopathy.com
  4. 4. SAMUEL HAHNEMANN 1755 – 1845 German - born in Dresden Qualified as doctor 1799 Increasingly disillusioned with the medical practices of the time www.thaihomeopathy.com
  5. 5. Medicine of the Time Many varying ideas Poor & vague treatments Unscientific Unhygenic (no sterilization) Characterised by :  Bloodletting  Leeching  Purging www.thaihomeopathy.com
  6. 6. What is Homeopathy? Homeopathy is a system of medicine whose principles are even older than Hippocrates. It seeks to cure in accordance with natural laws of healing and uses medicine made from natural substances: animal, vegetable, and mineral. “Discovered” in the early 1800s by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann became disillusioned with the brutal and senseless treatment methods (bleeding, purging, cautery and blistering) of the day. Homeopathic Medicine at Home. Panos and Heimlich. Page 9) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  7. 7. History of Homeopathy Late 1700’s – developed in Germany by Samuel Hahnemann 1825 – Introduced in the US by Hans Burch Gram 1835 – 1st homeopathic medical college – Allentown, Pennsylvania By the turn of the 20th century, 8 % of all American medical practitioners were homeopaths, and there were 20 homeopathic medical colleges and more than 100 homeopathic hospitals in the United States. Negatively affected by medical advances, including recognition of the mechanisms of disease and antiseptic techniques Began to revive in the 1960’s www.thaihomeopathy.com
  8. 8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Traditional Alternative Medicine  Biologically Based  Acupuncture Therapies  Ayurveda  Dietary Supplements  Homeopathy  Herbal Medicine  Naturopathy  Chinese/Oriental  Manipulative and Body- Based Methods Mind-Body Interventions  Chiropractics  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  Massage  Meditation  Biofeedback  Energy Therapies  Hypnosis  Electromagnetic Therapy  Prayer  Art, Music, Dance www.thaihomeopathy.com
  9. 9. Complementary and Alternative Medicine 36% of adults are using some form of CAM CAM is used greater by  Women  People with higher educational levels  People who have been hospitalized in the past year  Former smokers www.thaihomeopathy.com
  10. 10. Samuel Hahnemann and Homeopathic History Hahnemann eventually gave up the practice of medicine and turned to medical translating. While translating a Scottish professors medicine book he stumbled across the key to curing sick people. The author claimed that quinine (cinchona bark) could cure malaria because of its “astringent and bitter” qualities. Hahnemann decided to test it on himself and found that by taking quinine he could induce the symptoms of malaria in himself. He reasoned that malaria was cured by quinine, not because of its bitter taste but because the drug produces the symptoms of malaria in a healthy person. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  11. 11. Homeopathy History In 1890, there were 14,000 homeopaths compared to 100,000 conventional physicians. In some areas, one out of four physicians was a homeopath. There were 22 homeopathic medical school and over 100 homeopathic hospitals. The rise of the drug industry after the Civil War changed the practice of medicine and by 1940’s the homeopathic physician was almost obsolete. (Panos and Heimlich, Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg. 17) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  12. 12. Homeopathic HospitalsThe RoyalLondonHomeopathicHospital is oneof the fewhomeopathichospitals inthe U.K. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  13. 13. Homeopathic HospitalsHomeopathicHospital,Reading,Pennsylvania www.thaihomeopathy.com
  14. 14. Homeopathic HospitalsAlbany, NYHomeopathicHospital www.thaihomeopathy.com
  15. 15. Homeopathic HospitalsHospital-Catherine-Stree(Michigan1880)HomeopathicHospital (left)AllopathyHospital (right) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  16. 16. Homeopathic Hospitals Alexander IIHomeopathic Hospital inSt.Petersburg.Russia www.thaihomeopathy.com
  17. 17. Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com
  18. 18. Homeopathy Statistics Homeopathy is alive and well in other parts of the world. Britain has over 200 homeopathic physicians. France has nearly 800 homeopathic physicians. India is the stronghold of homeopathy, with 124 homeopathic medical schools. Mexico, as well as Brazil, Chile and Argentina have homeopathic colleges and many practicing physicians. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  19. 19. The Principles behind Homeopathic Medicine  Homeopathy is based on three principles.  #1 The Law of Similars #2 The Law of Proving #3 The Law of Potentization www.thaihomeopathy.com
  20. 20. First Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Similars : States that a remedy can cure a disease if it produces in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease.  How this law works in practice: A person develops a fever, with flushed face, dilated pupils, rapid heartbeat, and a feeling of restlessness. The homeopathic physician studies these symptoms, then searches for a remedy that produce all these symptoms in a healthy person. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  21. 21. Second Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Proving : This principle refers to the method of testing a substance to determine its medicinal effect. To prove a remedy, a group of healthy people are given a dose of the substance daily, and each person carefully records the symptoms experienced. When the proving is completed, all the symptoms that the people consistently experience are recorded and listed in the Materia Medica, a prescriber’s reference. www.thaihomeopathy.com
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  23. 23. Third Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Potentization: This refers to the preparation of a homeopathic remedy. These medications are prepared by successive diluting and shaking to the point where the resulting medicine contains no molecules of the original substance. These small doses are called potencies. As strange as it may seem, the higher the dilution, the greater the potency of the medicine. A potentized remedy does not contain sufficient matter to act directly on the tissues, which means that homeopathic medicine is nontoxic and cannot cause side effects. In over 150 years of use, no homeopathic remedy has ever been recalled. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  24. 24. Mechanism  On dilution, spherical Water molecules clusters appeared, which are thought to form were seen to aggregate clusters that may in steps resulting in a size be unique to the increase with decreasing original substance concentration. that was dissolved. Samal and Geckeler discovered an inverse relationship between the aggregate size and concentration of the solutes. Samal S and Geckeler KE. Chem Commun 2001; 2224-25. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  25. 25. A NOBEL laureate who discovered thelink between HIV and AIDS hassuggested there could be a firm scientificfoundation for homeopathy.French virologist Luc Montagnierpresents information for detecting viralinfections that closely resembles theprinciples of homeopathy .At a time when Homeopathy is beinglambasted by the scientific and medicalcommunity most aggressively in the UK,this news comes as a surprise to neighsayers.Montagnier reports that solutionscontaining the DNA of pathogenicbacteria and viruses, including HIV,"could emit low frequency radio waves"that induced surrounding water http://www.theaustralian.com.aumolecules to become arranged into"nanostructures". These water molecules,he said, could also emit radio waves. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  26. 26. Protestors against homeopathy  History is replete with orthodox medicine and science being steadfastly resistant to different systems of medicine and paradigms of healing. Although , the average physician and scientist tends to be threatened by new ideas, a common attribute of leading physicians and scientists is a certain openness and humility due to the common and even expected evolution of knowledge. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  27. 27. Not placebo Witt et al. compared conventional treatment versus homeopathy.  Physician assessment:  Patient assessment: More favorable for Greater improvement children who had after homeopathic versus received homeopathic conventional treatment treatment Witt C et al. Comp Ther Med 2005; 13: 79-86.
  28. 28.  Quality of life:  Physical component score increased in homeopathically treated patients  Mental component no significant differenceWitt C et al. Comp Ther Med 2005; 13: 79-86.
  29. 29. Treatment Mostly derived from natural substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals Used to treat acute and chronic illnesses, as well as to prevent diseases  Used most often to treat arthritis, asthma, colds, flu, and allergies The choice of medicine is based on a person’s total symptom picture. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeias contain guidelines for homeopathic remedies. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  30. 30. A Comparison of Homeopathy and Standard Medicine (Allopathy)  Homeopathy Allopathy  Symptoms are a healthy  Symptoms are reaction of the body’s manifestations of the defense mechanism. disease, to be opposed or Treats the patient suppressed. according to the  Treats the patient symptoms. according to the disease. The aim is to strengthen  The aim is to identify the the body so it can resist organism and select a harmful organisms. drug to destroy the specific germ. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  31. 31. Some Homeopathic Medicine is used in Conventional Medicine Today A large number of homeopathic medicines were adopted by allopaths, and some are still being used today. One of the best known is nitroglycerine tablets. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  32. 32. A comparison of Homeopathy and Herbalism  Homeopathy Scientific medicine that Herbalism  follows procedures of  Preparation depends on preparation. the herbalist’s intuition Prepared according to an and experience. exact process and  Uses a combination of a prescribed according to number of herbs. the law of similars.  Many medicinal herbs are The potentized toxic. A self-help herbalist medication contains only has no way of knowing minute amounts of the what constitutes a “safe” original substance and is dose. nontoxic. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  33. 33. How Homeopathic medicines are made Homeopathic medicine is made in accordance to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia CODEX and HAB in Europe and HPUS in the United States. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA. In 1938, Congress wrote the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and included homeopathic medicine as defined by the HPUS. The HPUS defines each remedy’s substance, lowest safe dilution, and initial method of preparation. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  34. 34. How Homeopathic medicines are made www.thaihomeopathy.com
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  36. 36. หน่วยวัดของ Homeopathy จะแตกต่างจากหน่วยวัดโดยทั่วไป การคำานวณค่อนข้างซับซ้อนแต่จะอธิบายคร่าว ๆ ดังนี้ค่ะสำาหรับคำาถามที่ถามมานะคะ หน่วย 30C ก็คืำำอหน่วยของความเข้มข้นของวิธีการเตรียมยาแบบฮาห์เนมานน์โดยการนำาสารตั้งต้น (mother tincture)1 ส่วนต่อตัวทำาละลาย (อัลกอฮอล์) 99 ส่วน แล้วมาทำาการกระแทก (succussion)ตามวิธ๊ฮาห์เนมานน์ทำาซำ้า ๆ กัน 30 ครั้งก็จะได้ความเข้มข้น 30CHส่วนหน่วยความเข้มข้น30Xก็คือการนำาสารตั้งต้นมา1 ส่วนต่อตัวทำาละลาย 9ส่วน แล้วมาทำาการการกระแทกตามวิธฮาห์เนมานน์ทำาซำ้า ๆ กัน 30  ๊ www.thaihomeopathy.com
  38. 38. CH POTENCIES – Diluizioni Centesimali
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  40. 40. All homoeopathic remedies have potency numbers. The potency numbers, whichfollow the name of the homoeopathic remedies are indicative of the number ofdilutions and succussions from the original mother tincture. In a pharmacydilution and succussion are the potentisation steps. To make a Hahnemanianremedy 1 part of the potency is added to 99 parts of solvent in a new flask andsuccussed to make the next potency. Hahnemann dilution (H, e.g., CH) - multiple flask method of preparation.   www.thaihomeopathy.com
  41. 41. However, for preparing potencies higher than 200C, the Korsakov method isoften employed. The Korsakovian method is simpler and quicker. Korsakovsmethod involves using the same container for each serial dilution, whileHahnemanns method uses a different container for each serial dilution. Korsakovian dilutions (K, e.g., CK) - single flask method of preparation  www.thaihomeopathy.com
  42. 42. The Korsakov method was adopted favourably by physicians and pharmacists.Jahr stated, in 1841, "for dilutions one does not wish to keep, the obtaineddilution can be emptied out and the same flask can be filled with one hundreddrops and shaken one hundred times in order to achieve the next dilution".Although Hahnemanns method is scientifically accurate, the Korsakovianmethod lends itself well to computerisation and automation, rendering it thepreferred choice for very high potencies in many countries. It is believed that by using the same container the final remedy contains theenergy pattern of all the potencies up to and including the final potency, allowingthe patients body to use the most effective potency for the condition.  www.thaihomeopathy.com
  43. 43. Potencies: method www.thaihomeopathy.com
  44. 44. Pharmaceutical forms www.thaihomeopathy.com
  45. 45. Pharmaceutical forms www.thaihomeopathy.com
  46. 46. How Homeopathic medicines are made Mother Tinctures www.thaihomeopathy.com
  47. 47. How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com
  48. 48. How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com
  49. 49. How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com
  50. 50. When and how to use Homeopathic medicines Match the symptoms of the patient as closely as possible to the symptoms that were produced in healthy humans. (Law of similars) Give only one remedy at a time. Continue giving the remedy until improvement starts, then increase the interval between doses. Medicine should be taken in a clean mouth, placed on or under the tongue, free of food, drink, tobacco, toothpaste, mouthwash, mints or anything except plain water. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  51. 51. Compatibility with other medications Homeopathy is 100% compatible with other medications and will not interfere with the effectiveness of other medicines. Other medications may lessen the effects of homeopathy. Many remedies can be affected by strong odors, steroids or caffeine. (www. 1-800homeopathy.com) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  52. 52. Side Effects of Homeopathy “A homeopathic remedy does not cause side effects . When I prescribe, I do not have to worry, Is this drug safe? I have never heard of a homeopathic medicine being recalled for causing adverse side effects, which is an enviable record considering that these remedies have been in use for more than 150 years.”( Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg 29) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  53. 53. Can a Patient Overdose No! All remedies are only sold in very safe dilutions. (www.1-800homeopathy.com) A homeopathic remedy, even an entire vial consumed at one gulp, is not toxic or poisonous. (Panos, Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg. 43) www.thaihomeopathy.com
  54. 54. Safety Endrezzi et al. studied adverse drug events related to homeopathic encounters in 335 follow-up visits in 181 patients. 9 (2.68%) adverse reactions were reported. No medical therapy was required to treat any of the adverse events. Adverse events exist, but are rare and not severe. Endrizzi C et al. Homeopathy 2005; 94: 233-240.
  55. 55. Observation: The key to prescribing Selecting a remedy that matches the totality of the symptoms. Two people may be “bitten” by the same bug, but react differently and require different remedies. Example of two people both exposed to streptococcus infection:  Jane: flushed, restless, burning with heat, red throat, pounding head, thirstless, and acutely ill. According to her symptoms, Jane needed Belladonna, took it and recovered.  Dick: Not so quick to show symptoms. Gradually became quieter, grew pale, and was very thirsty, he was irritable and developed a dry, racking cough. Dick needed Bryonia, and after taking a dose felt better. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  56. 56. Homeopathy and theTreatment of Epidemic Disease Statistics and information provided by: Julian Winston, Sandra J.Perko,”The Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza” and extracts from W.A.Dewey M.D. University of Michigan, as reported in,” The Journal of The American Institute of Homeopathy,”1921and the Dec 1918 edition of ,”The British Journal of Homeopathy.” Compiled by Sally Tamplin DSH MARH www.thaihomeopathy.com
  57. 57. Typhus Fever epidemic of 1813 When the epidemic came through Leipzig, Samuel Hahnemann,the founder of Homeopathy, was able to treat 180 cases of Typhus, losing only 2. The mortality rate for conventional medicine was 30%. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  58. 58. Self portrait with Dr.ArrietaGoya - 1820With kind permission from:Minneapolis Institute of Arts www.thaihomeopathy.com
  59. 59. Cholera Dr. Joseph Pulte, working in Cincinnati during the cholera epidemic of 1849, boasted that he did not lose a single patient. People crowded to his door and stood in the street because his waiting room was full. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  60. 60. The 1830 - 1832 Cholera Epidemic Samuel Hahnemann,the founder of Homeopathy, was able to identify the stages of the illness and predict what homeopathic remedies would be needed for which stages. When Cholera finally struck Europe the mortality rate under conventional treatment was between 40% - 80% depending on the information sources. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  61. 61. Dr.Quin of London reported the mortality in the 10 homeopathic hospitals in 1831 – 1832 as 9%. Dr.Roth,homeopathic physician to the King of Bavaria, reported that the mortality was 7%. Admiral Mordoinow of The Imperial Russian Council reported 10% mortality under homeopathy. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  62. 62. The 1854 London Cholera Epidemic Under conventional care the mortality rate was 59.2% while under homeopathic care the mortality was only 9%. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  63. 63. The Hamburg Cholera epidemic of 1892 The conventional mortality rate was 42%.The homeopathic mortality rate was 15.5%. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  64. 64. Yellow Fever During the 1850’s there were several epidemics of Yellow Fever in the southern states. This disease was eventually found to be transmitted by mosquito. Dr.Osler reported that the conventional mortality rate was between 15 – 85%. In Natchez Dr.Holcombe,a homeopath, reported a mortality rate of 6.43% and Dr.Davis,another homeopath, reported a mortality rate of 5.73%. In 1878 the mortality rate in New Orleans was 50% under conventional care, and 5.6% (In 1,945 cases in the same epidemic) with homeopathic care. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  65. 65. Diphtheria In the 1862 - 1864 records of Diphtheria in Broome County, New York the mortality rate for conventional care was 83.6% and the mortality rate for homeopathic care was 16.4%. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  66. 66. Polio Dr.Eizayaga of Argentina, tells of a Polio epidemic in Buenos Aires in 1957,where the symptoms of the epidemic resembled those of the homeopathic remedy Lathyrus sativa. The homeopathic doctors and pharmacies prescribed Lathyrus 30c as a prophylactic and thousands of doses were distributed. Nobody registered a case of contagion. Dr.Eizayaga pointed out that in other epidemics of Polio, the homeopathic remedy Gelsemium was the indicated remedy. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  67. 67. Homeopathic Lathyrus Sativa Affects the anterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord, causing many paralytic affections of the lower extremities. Useful in wasting and exhaustive diseases when there is weakness and heaviness and slow recovery of nerve power. Excessive rigidity of the legs, spastic gait. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  68. 68. INFLUENZA Every 10 to 30 years, the flu virus historically undergoes radical changes ….. in which it is altered so completely that most of the world’s population has no immunity to it. During the Asian Flu of 1957 one million people worldwide died. During the Hong Kong Flu of 1968 750.000 people died worldwide. Sometimes a viral strain develops that is so deadly that it is known as a super virus. The Spanish Flu of 1928 – 1919 killed from 22 to 100 million people worldwide. It often struck young otherwise healthy people in less that 48 hours. The Spanish Flu began as an ordinary flu with fever and aches and pains but it developed very rapidly often within a matter of hours into a much more serious and deadly lung infection. Virologists believe that the current Bird Flu has the potential to become the long overdue next super virus. According to reports so far ,bird Flu symptoms also seem to center on the lower respiratory tract, with rapid lung infection and difficult breathing. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  69. 69. The 1918 – 1919 Influenza pandemic “Homeopathic doctors rose to the challenge of the most appalling Influenza pandemic in history, and they did so without the fear and uncertainty that paralyzed their allopathic colleagues.” Dr.Frank Wieland of Chicago wrote; “In a plant of 8,000 workers there was only one death.Gelsemium was practically the only homeopathic remedy used, there was no use of either aspirin or vaccination.” www.thaihomeopathy.com
  70. 70.  Dean W.A .Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 case of Influenza treated by homeopathic physicians. The mortality rate was 1.05% while the rate for conventional medicine was 30%. Dr.H.A.Roberts of Connecticut had 30 physicians respond to his request for data. They reported 6.602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than a 1% mortality rate. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  71. 71.  Dr.G.B. Stearns of New York collected through the International Hahnemannian Association 17,000 cases of Influenza with a mortality rate of 4%. Dr.T.A.Mc Cann of Ohio reported a 1,000 cases of Influenza with no loses. “Please give all credit to homeopathy.” Dr.A.B. Palmer of Seattle treated approx 500 cases which included pneumonia, he only lost two cases. Dr.F.A.Swartwout of Washington had 11 homeopathic physicians report 3,600 cases of Influenza with only 6 deaths. Dr.G.G.Bascomb of Lake Wilson, Minnesota reported 300 cases with no deaths. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  72. 72.  The homeopathic physicians avoided the use of aspirin and other drugs and had a low death rate. Dr,Arthur Grimmer declared: “The development of pneumonia is a rare occurrence if a good homeopathic physician was called during the first 24 hours of attack.” Dr.G.A.Wright of Forest Glen wrote: “I attended over one hundred cases without fatalities. I never deviated from the homeopathic remedy. I never gave aspirin. This epidemic should encourage us to renewed faith in homeopathy.” www.thaihomeopathy.com
  73. 73.  Dr.Dorothy Shepherd from England wrote: “One treated over 100,nearer 150 cases; both rich and poor, young and old, male and female; and the results were astonishing. The cases were not picked ones; some were seriously ill when first seen, with high temperatures and bronchial involvement, some had it mildly, and yet the temperatures in nearly all cases came down in twenty – four to forty – eight hours. They were kept strictly in bed for a week after the temperature was normal, kept on dilute fruit juice, no milk, no tea was allowed. And there was not a single death in the whole of this series and no subsequent complications.” www.thaihomeopathy.com
  74. 74. Why use homeopathy? Homeopaths do not waste valuable time trying to make a diagnosis. They do not need to name the disease in order to help patients. The patient’s symptoms are carefully noted and a remedy is prescribed according to that individual’s manifestation of the disease. In an epidemic a handful of homeopathic remedies tend to emerge in the area of geographical infection. These remedies become known as the genus epidemicus.These remedies can be used as a prophylaxis to protect people who have been exposed to the infection. Homeopathic remedies are gentle, safe, inexpensive and readily available. There is no known interaction with conventional medication. Homeopathy dispels FEAR . www.thaihomeopathy.com
  75. 75. H5N1 At present, officials tell us that the H5N1 Bird Flu has a 50% mortality rate, meaning that it kills 1 out of every two people that it infects. By comparison the 1918 Spanish Flu had only a 5% mortality rate, yet it killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. If a pandemic with even a 5% mortality rate were to strike today,380 million people worldwide would die. If an influenza super – virus hit today ,it would take from 6 – 9 months to make a vaccine for even half of the US population. There is only enough of the anti viral drug Tamiflu for about half the population. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  76. 76. Gelsemium Symptoms tend to come on slowly . Sore throat and chills that run up and down the spine. Splitting headache that usually starts in the back of the head better after urinating. General feeling of fatigue and heaviness , legs feel weak and shaky, eye lids are droopy, head feels heavy and there may be double vision. Pain felt in the bones. Although there may be a fever, they do not sweat and they are not thirsty . Chills run up and down the spine, alternating with fever. They feel better in the fresh air and moving around. They feel worse in the early morning and late at night, in the sun and when exposed to tobacco smoke. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  77. 77. Bryonia Symptoms tend to come on slowly . Aches all over and worse from any kind of movement. There is usually a violent frontal headache that is made worse by coughing or even slightly moving the eyes. The headache feels better if firm pressure is applied. Dry, painful cough. Worse from any excitement,noise,touch,movement or bright light. Worse around 3am and 9pm. Dehydrated and they want to drink a lot of cold water but at infrequent intervals. Irritability , wants to be left alone and at home. May be worrying about work or financial problems . www.thaihomeopathy.com
  78. 78. ACONITE Flu with great restlessness and worry . Flu symptoms come on suddenly especially after exposure to cold dry wind, infection or from an emotional shock or fright. High fever , sore throat and a feeling of great worry and fear. The individual is extremely restless and they feel better in the fresh air. They are feel better in the fresh air. They are worse in a warm room, in the evening or at night. Worse when exposed to tobacco smoke or hearing music. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  79. 79. ARNICA This is the main remedy that we think of in times of acute trauma, accident and injury. People in an arnica state usually send onlookers away saying," Im fine , theres nothing wrong with me." when usually it is evident that they are very sick or injured. Individuals suffering from the flu may complain that the bed feels too hard and they fear some one approaching and touching their body because it is so sore. They may desire sour drinks and alcohol. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  80. 80. ARSENICUM This remedy is useful when an acute illness affects the nervous system . The individual may be extremely restless and anxious , they may express fear of death and do not want to be left alone. They will be very chilly , their face will be pale and they will have an anxious expression. Their pains are generally burning in nature, feeling like hot needles and are better from hot applications. They will be thirsty and only able to drink in small sips. They are generally worse between 1 and 2 am. Vomiting and diarrhea are extremely common Arsenicum symptoms. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  81. 81. BAPTISIA Flu with a high fever and a feeling of being bruised all over. Useful for a flu that comes on suddenly and the individual feels bruised and sore all over. The body and limbs feel as if they are scattered and all in bits. There is profuse sweating and an intense thirst. The face is dull red in color and people who need this remedy look dazed and sluggish as if they may fall asleep at any time. This is an excellent remedy for gastric flu where there is much vomiting and diarrhea. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  82. 82. BELLADONNA High fever that comes on suddenly usually as a result of exposure to infection or from the head getting cold, wet or overheated. The face is flushed and bright red , the throat is sore and the eyes are wide and staring ,the pupils are dilated , there is possible confusion and delirium. The individual feels better when they stand or sit upright and in a warm room. They are worse from any noise or bright light or movement. Worse from lying down. Symptoms tend to affect the right side of the body. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  83. 83. EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM This remedy is for the most terrible of flus. The individual may be restless and unable to sleep. The pains are so severe that the bones feel broken. The muscles ache and feel sore and bruised, everything hurts. The individual feels worse for any kind of movement. They have a bursting headache and sore eyes. Lots of sneezing, the nose is runny, the chest is sore and coughing makes the head hurt. The patient wants ice cold water although it brings on violent chills in the small of the back. There is little sweat but if they do sweat everything feels better except the head. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  84. 84. MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS People in a mercurius state have extremely bad breath , they have more salivation that normal and they are extremely thirsty. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  85. 85. NUX VOMICA Flu with great irritability and over sensitivity. People in this state are highly sensitive, they become easily irritated,impatient,angry and easily offended. They are chilly and want to be warmly wrapped up. They are extremely sensitive to light, noise and odors. People in this state are often constipated and have frequent ineffectual urging and a sense of incompletion. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  86. 86. RHUSTOXICODENDRON People in a Rhus Tox state are extremely restless , they want to move about all of the time, there is a lot of aching and stiffness in the joints which is worse on first starting to move and after sitting or lying down for a while. The pains ease up after some movement and then return again requiring the individual to rest again. They may be anxious, weepy and worse at night. People in this state may have a fear of being poisoned . They may have a red triangular tip to their tongue. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  87. 87. Dosage Take the indicated remedy in a 30c potency. According to the severity of the symptoms, take more often if the symptoms are severe – every 1-2 hours and less often - every 3 -4 hours if they are not too bad. If you have taken more than 4 doses and have had no response then consider another remedy or seek professional help. www.thaihomeopathy.com
  88. 88. Questions to consider There is a growing popularity of alternative medicine, especially homeopathic medicine. What are some explanations you have heard from patients or friends who use alternative medicine? How would you counsel a patient who wants to try homeopathic medicine? www.thaihomeopathy.com
  89. 89. It is well known that the Royal Family patronizeshomeopathy and has appointed an official Royalhomeopathic physician since the mid-19th century.Not so well known is this interesting homeopathicsnippet uncovered by the UK Daily Mail for theQueens Jubilee. They report:"For her extended foreign tours, the Queen’sluggage can weigh more than four tons — and thatincludes 60 vials of homeopathic medicines, carriedin a special leather case, without which she won’ttravel anywhere. She is a firm believer in alternativeremedies, preferring them to conventionalmedicine. She has even been known to treat one ofher corgis homeopathically after the animal cut itsfoot. She bathed the wound in a special ointmentand the injured paw was healed within days. Whenshe was asked why she used the treatment, shereplied: ‘If it’s good enough for me, it should begood enough for my dogs.“http://www.dailymail.co.uk www.thaihomeopathy.com
  90. 90. Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney  Former Beatles member and singer-songwriter Paul McCartney is a great fan ofhomeopathy. "I cant manage withouthomeopathy. In fact, I never go anywherewithout homeopathic remedies. I oftenmake use of them," he says.He was introduced to homeopathy by hiswife Linda, who saw the great results ofhomeopathy when she could not get rid ofhertonsillitis.When first diagnosed with tonsillitis shewas prescribed a course of antibioticswhich only provided temporary relief – hersymptoms soon returned. When sheconsulted a homeopathic doctor, however,her symptoms not only went away rapidly;they never returned.(Photo of Paul McCartney fromShutterstock) www.thaihomeopathy.com
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