Dengue Fever and Homeopathy?

Dengue Fever and Homeopathy?

Dengue 600.jpg



In writing a paper on the use of homeopathic medicine in treating Dengue Fever, author Gitesh Kalyankar has explained how they identified and used their homeopathic remedy as a “Genus Epidemicus”.

Kalyankar along with other homoeopathic doctors, were called in by doctors at the main hospital (KEM hospital) to help deal with a major outbreak of Dengue Fever in Pune, India.

Three homeopaths who worked at the nearby PRANA centre – Kalyankar, Dr. Manisha Kamble and Dr. Gitesh Kalyankar – started to collect patient data at the hospital.

Genus Epidemicus

As Kalyankar reminds us, individualisation of treatment is the heart of homoeopathy – one of the main reasons it is so hard to develop any random-controlled trials – but homeopaths have realised over the years that in the case of acute epidemics– the symptoms that kill people tend to be fairly similar – so can be treated with one remedy (or a few key remedies).

This remedy is referred to as a Genus Epidemicus. So, a homeopathic remedy like this is not one person’s individualised constitutional remedy, it’s a general one, “the greatest common denominator that best fits the symptoms of the large group of people affected”.

As with both Bird Flu and Swine Flu a similar approach has been used (See Jayney Goddard: The Survivor’s Guide to Swine Flu: The Complementary Medical Approach).

As Kalyankar points out – even though this homeopathic approach is not an individualised one, it is still different to conventional medicine – as “the direction of cure is still inside – out (i.e. to address cause), rather than outside – in (i.e. to suppress symptoms)”.

The homeopathic research team at PRANA studied the data and found the patient picture showed various common symptoms such as; Nausea; Palpitation; Vertigo; Tachycardia; Coldness of the body; Sub conjunctival hemorrhage; etc.

In order to pinpoint the Genus Epidemicus (remedy) the research team focussed on several ‘atypical symptoms’ (e.g. Vertigo when opening the eyes; incessant Nausea; Anxious conscience (as if guilty of a crime); desire for constant fanning; etc).of dengue.

The team eventually identified Tabacum as the most prominent remedy  and gave it patients with Dengue Fever (200 c). (Some people with complications were first treated with Bacillinum and then Tabacum).

30 patients were treated and 3 needed 30c potency and three others needed LM 4. All recovered, including a pregnant woman.

The remedy was also given to close family members of sufferers to prevent them from getting Dengue Fever. Kalyankar explained that this also worked. 

http://bit.ly/VKjKbV

This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dengue.jpg

Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to depression in adults

Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to depression in adults

A new study has found an association between vitamin D
deficiency and insufficiency and an increased risk of ...

COVID-19 - Becoming part of the solution (Part 10)

COVID-19 - How to be happy in challenging times (Part 9)

Green tea and coffee lower risk of death in people with type 2 diabetes

Green tea and coffee lower risk of death in people with type 2 diabetes

New research suggests that drinking lots of coffee and green
tea correlates with a lower risk of death from any cause ...

Can the common cold help protect you from COVID-19?

Meditation for mind-control

News

In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity.

New research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common chemicals found in their home environment.

A new study has shown significant increases in sedentary behaviour, a reduction in physical activity levels, and an increase in anxiety and weight gain throughout the COVID-19 lockdown measures implemented earlier this year. The results were particularly significant in people with obesity.

The COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (The CMA) © 2012. No part of this site may be reproduced without the express permission of The Complementary Medical Association. If used without prior consent a charge of US $1,000 per article, or mini section is paid (US $50 per word (minimum) will be charged. This is not meant to reflect a commercial rate for the content, but as a punitive cost and to reimburse The CMA for legal fees and time costs). Use of the contents, without permission will be taken as consent to bill the illegal user in full.