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December 2009 | Volume 6 | Issue 12

Hahnemann’s view on Haemorrhoids


Dr. J. Anusha, BHMS
Kanyakumari Dist

        In §81 : Variety of organisms, permeated with the psoric miasma, should produce an innumerable variety of defects, injuries, derangements and sufferings.

    In page 494: When the diseased natural force propelled blood into the veins of the rectum or anus (bland haemorrhoidal) the minister natura (crude power of nature) get manifested.

        ... which have hitherto been treated of in old pathological works, they applied leeches, often in large number, in order to give an order to the blood there, thereby weakening the body and still greater congestions to those parts, without the slightest diminution of the original disease.

        In F. N. of §81: How many improper ambiguous names do not these works contain, under each of which are included excessively different morbid conditions, which often resemble each other in one single symptom only as haemorrhoids…. which are represented as diseases of a fixed and unvarying character and are treated on account of their name, according to a determinate plan. How can the bestowal of such a name justify an identical medical treatment? And if the treatment is not always to be the same, why make use of an identical name which postulates an identity of treatment?

        In page 493: By applying a cantharides plaster to the discharging surface promote and assist nature’s object – the cure.

        In F. N. of § 7: Belladonna berries that have been swallowed, extract the foreign substances that may have got into the orifices of the body (the nose, gullet, ears, urethra, rectum, vagina)

    Haemorrhoids – Miasm
    Haemorrhoids are usually syco – psoric
    If associated with discomfort and itching – psoric
    With extreme sensitiveness and pain – sycotic
    Rectal fissures and haemorrhoids with putrid and foetid discharges, ooze pus and sanious fluids – syphilitic
    Bleeding haemorrhoids – Tubercular.