When speak about skin disease, the most common skin
disease that chatter our mind is Allergy. The clinical manifestation
of allergy is presented as an Urticaria, Allergic Dermatitis and
Eczema. In my early days of practice I happened to treat a case
severe Urticaria, which was a sequel of drug allergy. A male patient
aged 33 years old after receiving an injection suddenly went to
anaphylactic shock regained with certain emergency medicines,
but the urtucaria not stopped. When he approached me, my immediate
selection of remedy was Sulphur and potency was 6C. Patient was
comfortable within 30 minutes and the medicine was repeated every
two hours. After an year he rushed to me and I repeated the same
which responded very quickly and I asked him to take Sulphur 1m
in monthly interval for few months. Now the patient told after
several years that I am totally all right.
Next I treated a case of
Eczema, a male aged 78 years was suffering from severe itching
and oozing of skin in both the legs since fifteen years. He tried
all topical medications, oral medications from all systems of
medicine but ended in vain. Finally he opted for Homoeopathic
treatment. Initially he had rashes in the both legs, gradually
matted together to form small vesicles. Oozing, Itching was a
terrible symptom, he scratched until it bleeds. The characteristic
of the discharge while consulting was watery and slimy; has no
odour. It gave a dry and leathery appearance. The characteristic
modality < in winter differentiated from the remedy Graphites
and derived me to prescribe Petroleum 200C. Initially the patient
presented with severe itching and oozing but later the patient
was better within a year. There are more cases on contact dermatitis
This ultimately forced to
treat the psoriasis cases most of them found successful with polycrest
Leucoderma and vitiligo
My first case of Leucoderma
was a boy who was aged 12 years presented white discoloration
of fingers developed after burns. The fire accident happened during
bursting crackers on the occasion of deepavali festival. The boy
responded to Arsenicum Alb 1M which was selected on the causation
chemical poisoning. The boy showed rapid improvement within three
months of duration.
called one boy aged 12 years who had been suffering with white
discoloration of lips since 5 years and gave him Nitric Acid 200.
The remedy was selected on the basis of sphere of action. He had
shown improvement after one year.
A girl aged 16 was suffering from white discoloration of the skin
in face, waist, around nipples since three years. The lesion appeared
on her left nipple and spread to other parts of the body. The
lesions are well defined with lines and the borders with brown
areas of demarcation. The affected areas were white, milky in
colour. Additionally she had headache < sun exposure with tendency
to catch cold easily. Initially I prescribed Natrum Mur 200 based
on the symptomatology. Then my follow up prescription was Arsenicum
Album 1M since the girl gave me history of insect bite which gave
complete relief to the patient.
and heard that Thuja is a wonderful medicine for warty granulations.
One of my friends, veterinary surgeon had treated successfully
with this medicine in his practice. I happened to treat a girl
aged 8 years who presented warts on her face was benefited with
Thuja 200.This was the first case in my practice.
A girl aged
17 years presented warty granulations over her both arms since
one year. The warts are serrated, irregular, only on the fore
arms. The location of warts called for the prescription of Dulcamera,
later Thuja 1m considering the clinical experience, the patient
was benefited with clean hands
is one of the branch which is related to dermatology. Many neglect
this area of treatment, but reality shows excellent growth in
field medicine. Initially when I was told by a patient that he
was benefited for hair loss with Homoeopathic treatment; I surprised
but I prescribed Acid Phos 200 for his friend. Later many patients
came to me for hair loss and found successful. I took special
interest in referring Boreicke Materia Medica and found many medicines.
One of senior told, Acid Phos Q 5 drops thrice daily benefits
hair loss. Later I happened to treat many alopecia areata cases
which responded to Acid Phos, Acid Flour, Phosphorus, Natrum Mur,
the involvement dragged to the allied complaints of Hair loss,
Poly Cystic Ovaian Disease with Hirsutism and Female pattern Baldness,
later in the treatment of Thyroid Disorders successfully.
aged about 45 years was troubled with eruptions all over the body.
He had been treated with various systems and finally opted our
system of medicine. The eruptions are covered with pus and in
some places they were clued together with blood. The patient is
very hypertensive and hurried in nature .The totality derived
me to prescribe Hepar Sulph 6 tds and Silicea IM at monthly interval.
I remembered from Dr. Kopikkar’s sayings that Gun Powder
gives wonderful cures in such cases. Gun powder 3x and Petroleum
ointment was given topically. The skin regained health after four
are challenging to the all systems of medicine even today. I came
across a quiet number of cases on Tinea Versicolar and Tinea Cruris.
I have used many remedies Sulphur, Sepia, Graphites, constitutionally
and also used some specifics like tellurium, but I am not satisfied
with the results except on few cases
In my early
days of my practice I used to seek help from Mother tinctures,
Biochemics and local applications to give rapid relief to the
patient, After some time I realized the line of treatment and
after starting this Journal in 2004 and also after my post graduation
studies specializing the Organon of Medicine philosophy.
When I deeply
involved with Organon of Medicine and Journalism, I understood
that Hahnemann want to say something special in handling the cases,
especially in chronic diseases. When he faced failures in treating
chronic diseases, he probed the problem in deep and finally contributed
his theory on chronic disease “The Chronic Diseases and
their peculiar nature and their wonderful cures”. That is
about 20 years of practice and twelve years of experiment. He
insists to consider the miasms in treating every chronic case.
He insists miasmatic prescribing in chronic disease. Most of the
skin ailments are chronic in nature and we need to prescribe the
medicine understanding the miasms to give wonderful cures.
Hahnemann in organon of Medicine Aphorism 78 says that the true
chronic diseases arise from miasm and in aphorism no 5 while explaining
the constitution of a person he says to discover the fundamental
cause which is generally due to a chronic miasm and also stresses
in Aphorism No 206
of Diseases, he classifies the fully developed chronic disease
into Miasmatic and Non Miasmtic for better understanding of the
chronicity and he understood well the chronic diseases are presented
as Psora, Sycosios and Syphilis. He also know that the possibility
of co existence of two or three miasms overlapping each other.
concept of miasm is without any conclusive insight; because many
opinions that miasms are nothing but bacterias and viruses and
some see the maisms as an altered state, predisposition, dyscrasia.
Hahnemann perceives the organisms like viruses, bacteria, and
parasites are responsible for introducing miasma in a body. The
misinterpretation of bacteriophages in sycosis and syphilis, would
have implemented the thought that miasms are purely microbiological
which lead them to introduce the Aids miasm, leprosy miasm, tubercular
miasm and so on.
The post Hahnemanian
Miasms, Tubercular miasm is nothing but Hahnemann’s Pseudo
Psora. Dr.J.H Allen interpreted as different one and introduced
Tubercular miasm and cancer miasm which was introduced by H.A.
Roberts is mixed miasmatic state.
organized a Clinical Meet on Skin Diseases “Derma
2011” at Chennai on 13th November 2011.
made his audio Visual presentation on Clinical Evidences
on Skin Diseases
To day after
birth of Cellular pathology, surprisingly coincides with Hahnemanns
pathology the Psora, Sycosis and Syphilitic. The disturbances
can be explained in relation with miasms. Psora can be explained
in terms of Sensitization of a cell, Sycotic Miasm can be explained
in terms of Proliferation and Syphilitic miasm as Degeneration.
More over the symptomatolgy of Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis can
be corroborated to our surprise in all text books and guidelines
in understanding miasms.
of miasm has been a difficult task to everybody; a simple understanding
of the miasm in relation with cellular pathology not only guides
but also benefits the patient a lot. A homoeopath can interpret
the miasm with the knowledge of physiopathology and also he can
detect the miasmatic layers which are dormant and active to make
is the miasms are nothing but the “Altered Manifestations
of the Disease”. Hahnemann visualized miasm as a cloud hiding
the sun. If we remove the block the diseases will be cured, as
the mission of the physician deserves.
The Alterned manifestations derange the vital force to manifest
the physical and mental symptoms to individualize the patient.
Today we are seeing many serologically positive disease which
gives indirect information as miasms are imprintinted protein.
For example Chickgunya after its acute manifestions presents skin
rashes or arthritis, which shows the C reactive protein high.
A suitable similimum could cure the disease. That is why many
serologically positive patients became negative after dynamic
we can classify the clinical manifestations. For example if a
patient complaints urticaria the manifestation is psoric , when
it convert to dry eczema with cicatrisation it is Sycotic, a eczema
with desquamation , bleeding and discolouration could be a syphilitic
manifestion. Allergic Dermatitis that is with induration can be
a pseudo psora.