Dr. Shashikant K. Gupta is leading practitioner
practicing at Aurangabad, Maharastrra state in India. He is
a science graduate and later took interest in Homoeopathy, studied
at DKMM Homoeopathy Medical College. He had presented many papers
in the scientific seminars with evidence based studies. Here
he presents a case of Astrocytoma of the spinal cord.
A boy aged 10 years presented the following signs and symptoms
· Pain in cervical region - since 1 month.
· Tingling in right upper extremities > pressure,>
Lying on right side.
· Lack of power in right upper extremities.
· Headache - pain in forehead - since 1 month.
· Headache > pressure.
· Pain in abdomen – No specific modalities.
· Patient was emotionally very attached to his grand
mother , and mother, he have two brother and 1sister and all
these peoples are living in Gorakhpur (U.P.) , and the patient
misses them, wants to go home .
· Weak memory
· Taken symptom is 1) Weak memory, 2) Home sickness
Past History :
H/O suppressed coryza.
Family History :
Grand mother- Diabetes.
Appetite - Diminished.
Thirst - Extreme.
Urine - Normal.
Bowels - Regular.
Desires - Sweets++
Sleep - Disturbed due to pain.
Thermal condition - Not specific.
Perspiration - On face from exertion.
Physical examination - B.P- 84/50 mm of Hg,
Pulse - 96/min,
Pupils - reactive
Miasm of this case:- Psora, Sycosis,Syphilis.
Totality of symptoms
· Generals- lying- side on – painful side amelioration
· Generals- pressure amelioration - 2
· Nose - coryza – suppressed - 2
· Generals - food & drinks- sweets- desire - 2
· Face-perspiration - 2
· Mind-memory- weakness of memory - 2
· Mind- homesickness - 3
Result of Repertorisation
Repertorisation done by Radar software
· Bryonia - 16/37
· Pulsatilla - 16/31
· Sepia - 16/29
· Belladonna - 14/29
· Silicea - 13/28
· Calc carb - 13/26
· Nux Vomica - 13/21
Selection of remedy - Bryonia Alba,
Selection of potency - Bryonia alba-30
Management of the case
First prescription 20/09/05
Sac lac-2 days-1hrly
Follow up-1 22/09/05
Pain in cervical region relieved 80%
Pain in upper right extremities relieved 20%
Tingling and numbness relieved 20% from whole upper right extremities,
but no relief of numbness in tip of fingers of upper right extremities.
B.P-100/60; Pulse - 76 / min
Sac lac-15 days – 2hrly
Follow up-2 7/10/05
Pain in cervical region relieved completely
Pain in upper right extremities relieved completely.
Tingling and numbness relieved completely from whole upper right
extremities, but no relief of numbness in tip of fingers of
upper right extremities.
B.P-110/68; Pulse - 76 / min
Alumina -30-1 dose
Sac lac-15 days – 4 times in a day
Follow up-3 25/10/05
Numbness in tip of fingers is relieved 60%. Bryonia -200-1 dose,
Follow up-4 2/12/05
Numbness in tip of fingers is relieved completely. Sac lac-3
Follow up-5 7/5/06
Sac lac-3 month
Follow up-6 10/5/06
Sac lac -3 months
Treatment stopped because of well feeling by the patient. Case
was cured completely.
Refer the plates - I, II, III & IV