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Case Study: Effectiveness of Homoeopathic treatment on chronic diseases.

PRELIMINARY DATA: –

Name: Ms. GM Age: 46yrs.


Sex: Female

Religion: Hindu

Marital Status: Widow

 Address: Puttur                                  

Case taken: 23/06/22

CHIEF COMPLAINT:-

The patient complained of breathlessness since childhood which has increased since 1 month which is aggravated due to cold weather and is more at night. She also complained of weakness of whole body since 3 years which aggravates on exertion and relieves by rest. She also complained of formication of forearms and hands along with sensation of itching since 3 years which aggravates in cold weather or washing clothes.

  LOCATION SENSATION MODALITIES ACCOMPANIMENTS
1. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM    
  Lower respiratory tract Since childhood Increased since 1 month Gradual in onset & progression Rx: Allopathy Breathlessness2 A/F: Dust (or) Cold weather < cold weather2 < cold drinks < Night > drinking hot water  
2. GENERAL      
  Whole body Since 4 years Gradual onset & progression Weakness < exertion > rest Tiredness Losing weight
3. UPPER LIMBS       < washing utensils or clothes –  
  Forearms & Hands Since 3 years Gradual onset & progression Formication Itching sensation

HISTORY OF CHIEF COMPLAINTS: –

The patient has complains of breathlessness since childhood which is more at night that aggravates by dust, cold weather or by drinking cold.

Since 3 years, the patient came up with complains of weakness and tiredness upon doing any work or any kind of exertion

At around the same time, she also came up with complaints of formication of fore-arms and hands which aggravated while washing clothes or utensils and also in cold weather.

PAST HISTORY: –

MEDICAL HISTORY- Depression (2008)

TREATMENT HISTORY- Anti-depressants. Allopathic medications for Breathlessness. FAMILY HISTORY- Father: HTN. Mother: DM II. Brother: DM

PERSONAL HISTORY: –

Diet – Non-vegetarian Thirst: 4l/day Appetite: Increased

Craving: Milk2, Cold water2

Bowel habits: 1-2/day, no difficulty

Bladder Habits: 9 times in the day, 1-2 times at night

Sleep: Sleeplessness Dreams: Unremembered Perspiration: Neck

Thermals: Likes Summer, doesn’t want fan always, sleeps uncovered, has bath in lukewarm water always.

LIFESPACE: –

Patient hails from a low socio-economic family. Her father was a farmer and mother was a housewife. She has a younger brother who is working as a supervisor in a catering group in Africa and a sister who is married and well settled. She also has a son who is studying in final year BCA.

CHILDHOOD: She studied up to 12th. She had also opted for a diploma course but then discontinued as she was not interested in studies or job. Her childhood was uneventful.

MARRIAGE: She got married in 1997 at the age of 21. She was having a good relationship with her husband. After the marriage she realized that her husband has cardiac issues so he used to be not in good health most of the times. In 2007 he had to undergo a major surgery for the same. He lost his life during that surgery. This event led her into a state of emotional shock. She stopped eating food and did not sleep. After consulting a psychiatrist, she was given anti-depressants for the same. Despite medications, her condition didn’t improve. WORK: As she has a son and wanted to look after the family, and also after her sister’s insistence, she went to Israel to work as a care-taker. In Israel she stayed with her sister and worked there for almost 3 years (2010- 2013). She was fond of that place more than India but her complaints of breathlessness aggravated a lot after moving there due to cold weather. As a result, she left the job and came back to her native in 2013. In Israel she was so busy and involved in her work that she actually forgot about her past. Her life returned back to normal and slept and ate properly. But after coming back, she started recollecting her past and hurtful memory about husband’s death again. She also noticed that her weight also was dropping gradually and started feeling irritable and weak. She started with allopathic medications for the same and also started taking antidepressants again.

Yet, her mental state did not improve. Her brother got worried and brought her to Prashant Niwas in 2020. Then over the time she stopped consuming anti-depressants and got better day by day. She also is in regular contact with her family.

AT PRESENT: In the ashram, she does not talk to anybody. She does all the work sincerely and does not mingle with others because she says most people are quarrelsome and mentally ill.

AS A PERSON: Prefers to be alone but not averse to company. Does not like taking stress.

ON OBSERVATION: Patient is very active and has a sharp memory. She seemed to be very quiet and introverted. Does not speak unless spoken to. She was very rest-less was not sitting in one place for more than 1 minute. Patient besides her complained that she does not sleep at night, gets up from bed again and again and checks if her things are kept properly or does some or the other activity other than sleep.

GENERAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: –

Very lean and poorly nourished

Well oriented with time, place and person

Weight- 42 kg

BP- 120/70mmofHg

No signs of pallor, cyanosis, clubbing, icterus, edema and generalized lymphadenopathy Peri-orbital hyper pigmentation present

HAHNEMANNIAN CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASE

DYNAMIC CHRONIC MIASMATIC DISEASE OF PSORO-SYCOTIC ORIGIN

MIASMATIC EVALUATION

HEADINGS PSORA SYCOSIS SYPHILIS
FAMILY HISTORY FATHER: HTN MOTHER: DM    
PAST HISTORY   HYPERTHYROIDISM DEPRESSION
GENERAL MODALITIES   < COLD  
COMPLAINTS IN GENERAL; SLEEP WEAKNESS FATIGUE   SLEEPLESSNESS
CR/AV DESIRES MILK2 DESIRES COLD DRINKS  
MENTAL STATE ACTIVE RESTLESS TIMIDITY INTROVERT    
CHARACTERISTIC PARTICULARS   BREATHLESSNESS < COLD WEATHER < NIGHT < DRINKING HOT WATER  
PROVISIONAL DIAGNOSIS DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
EXTRINSIC BRONCHIAL ASTHMABreathlessnessA/F Cold weather or dust< night< cold weatherChildhood onset       CHRONIC BRONCHITIS BreathlessnessCough with phlegmCough leading to breathlessnessR/O à As patient is not presenting with cough that leads to breathlessness   PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL DYSPNOEA BreathlessnessSudden shortness of breath at night during sleepR/O à As patient is not presenting with sudden shortness of breath during sleep  
HYPERTHYROIDISMWeight-lossTiredness or FatigueWeaknessIncreased appetiteInsomnia     ANOREXIA NERVOSA Weight-lossFatigueWeaknessInsomniaR/O à As there is no evidence of weight-loss due to intentional starvation

LINE OF MANAGEMENT

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  1. Identify and avoid triggers
  2. Closing windows to avoid chilliness
  3. Use of thick woollen clothes to keep warm
  4. Avoid cold drinks
  5. Always drink warm water
  6. Avoid sitting under fan
  7. Avoid keeping wet after bath

HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT

  1. Constitutional Homoeopathic Medicine
  2. Packet and Pills

KENT’S EVALUATION & ANALYSIS

MENTAL GENERALS PHYSICAL GENERALS CHARACTERISTIC PARTICULARS
TimidRestlessnessDrives out of bedHas to check twice Chilly patientCraving for Milk2, Cold water2SleeplessnessIncreased  appetite Breathlessness3 < dust < cold weather < night drinking hot water Weakness < exertion rest Weight-loss Formication of forearms and hands < washing  

TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS

Restlessness2

Drives out from bed2

Checks twice or more2

Sleeplessness2

Craving for milk2

Craving for cold water2

Chilly patient

Breathlessness2

<dust <cold weather <night >drinking hot water

Weakness

<exertion <rest

Formication/Tingling of hands

<washing

Itching sensation of hands

PROVISIONAL REMEDY

ARSENIC ALBUM

Timidity

Restlessness

Drives out of bed

Must check twice or thrice

Desire for milk

Desire for cold drinks or water

Sleeplessness

Chilly patient

Asthmatic respiration

<night, <cold weather

Weakness

<slight exertion

Tingling in hands

< washing

Itching of hands/forearms

DIFFERENTIAL REMEDY

SPONGIA TOSTA

Timidity

Drives out of bed

Must check twice or thrice

Desire for milk

Desire for cold drinks or water

Sleeplessness

Hot patient

Asthmatic respiration

<night >drinking warm water

Weakness

<slight exertion

R/O à

As patient is not thermally hot

Patient drives out of bed at night

Breathlessness <cold

RHUS-TOX

NUX VOMICA

FOLLOW-UP CRITERIA

  1. Breathlessness
  2. Weakness
  3. Formication of hands
  4. Itching
  5. Sleeplessness

PRESCRIPTION

  1. ARSENIC ALB 200 PKT

1-1-1 (B/F)

  • N2 PILLS

4-4-4 (A/F)

DATE SYMPTOM CHANGES PRESCRIPTION
24/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 S S S S S All other generals are good REPEATED
25/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 S S S S S All other generals are good REPEATED
26/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  S S All other generals are good REPEATED
27/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  S S All other generals are good REPEATED
28/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  S S All other generals are good REPEATED
29/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  S All other generals are good REPEATED
30/06/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  S All other generals are good REPEATED
01/07/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  >  All other generals are good SL PKT 1-1-1 N2 PILLS 4-4-4
02/07/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  >  All other generals are good REPEATED
03/07/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  >  All other generals are good   REPEATED
04/07/2022 1 2 3 4 5 >  S >  >  >  All other generals are good REPEATED

Conclusion:

Homoeopathy has an immense scope on chronic diseases, when homoeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of symptom similarities it not just help the suffering individuals to get a better quality of life but also take them to the path of cure & recovery as well.  Thus, this above case is evidence to showcase the effectiveness of Homoeopathic treatment.

About Author:

Dr Skandhan. S. Kumar, BHMS MD Organon of Medicine (Gold Medalist), Assistant professor department of organon of medicine and philosophy, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.

Co- Authors:

Dr Jacintha M, BHMS MD Department of Organon of Medicine.

Dr Niranjan, MD Part 2, Department of Organon of Medicine, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.


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