Prof. Dr. D.P. Rastogi is world’s renowned
academician and Clinician . He was the former Director of Central
Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi. He served for
the development of Homoeopathy, dedicating himself as an Educator,
Researcher and eminent physician. Here we give some excerpts
from his treatment
Homoeopathy has been used as a therapy for a variety of conditions
affecting children and women.The basis of selecting the remedy
has been made easier by a tool which we call repertory. These
tools are available to the physician as repertory soft wares
and provide objective evidence and a scientific basis for selecting
a remedy for a given case.
A case of repeated abortion
A female aged 26 years ,married since 6 years came on 6 / 4
/ 94 with complaint of Recurrent Abortions (seven times ) occurring
between three to six months of gestation.
Features of the case
Anxious; Thirstlessness; Desire for warm food; Desire for salt;
Stool hard, dry, On alternate days; Female, abortion; Leucorrhea,
profuse with; Abortion, month, at third; Abortion, tendency
to; Leucorrhea, white; Leucorrhea, profuse; Leucorrhea, thin;
Stomach, desire for, salty thing; Desire for warm, food; Thirst,
thirstlessness; Constipation, on alternate days; Mind, anxiety;
On the basis of workout ,Calc Carb came out prominently which
was prescribed in 0/1 potency.She conceived in 3 months time
and delivered a full term baby.
A case of migraine
Mrs AS complained of chronic migraine which made her life hell.
She was constantly taking pain killers to get some relief. She
gave long history of suffering from this pain which always used
to be only on one side of the head and used to be almost a daily
occurrence. She was introspective by nature and had a weeping
tendency and the weeping always came with anger. Her pain was
made worse by noise.I made use of the following rubrics from
· Location of pain—Half of, one side
· < by noise
· Mind introspective
· Weeping with anger
The case was prescribed Chamomilla 0/1 to be taken 4 times daily
as it covered all rubrics.This brought almost complete relief
in the occurrence of the pain and also brought overall general
improvement as soon as the medicine was taken.
A Case of Chronic otorrhoea
Miss S B 10yrs presented on 20/2/2001 with complaint of ear
discharge since 4 years. She complained of itching in the meatus.
The discharge was offensive. Her mother described it as putrid.
There was no other symptom to guide the selection of the remedy.
No marked desires or aversions for food. Nothing remarkable
in the temperament.
Petroleum and Psorinum were the two remedies which were suggested.
As offensive and putrid discharge was covered by Psorinum, it
was preferred and given in 0/1 4 times daily.Follow-up visits
were on 8/3, 23/3,27/4, 3/5 and finally on 1/9/2001. The case
showed improvement right from the first follow-up and did not
need any other remedy and was cured.
A case of Blepharospasm
A patient presented blepharospasm of both eyes which could not
be helped with the best of allopathic treatment. The patient
also had photophobia.The case was repertorized in Knerr’s
repertory where Euphrasia was suggested as the only remedy under
Lids- spasms with photophobia. The case was cured with Euphrasia.
A Case of genital warts
A lady accompanied one of my patient and presented problem of
genital warts. There was no other symptom except itching.Her
family physician has ruled out HIV infection by Elisa test.
I could not discover any particular desire or aversion for food
nor could I find anything characteristic in the mind to provide
any guidance for prescription.I looked up Knerr’s repertory
and found the solitary remedy Sabina mentioned under Genital
warts- itching. I prescribed Sabina 0/1 to be taken 4 times
a day for 15 days.After 15 days the report came that most of
the warts have fallen.
A case of sterility
A young lady 27yrs presented with the problem of not being able
to conceive.Detailed investigations of both partners did not
show any abnormality.The lady mentioned that her menses have
been scanty since puberty.A concomitant was observed that she
becomes very sleepy at menses time.I looked up the rubric in
Radar and surprisingly found the rubric with one remedy- Helonias.This
was prescribed as LM 1 and given 4 times daily for 4 weeks.At
the end of 4 weeks she telephoned to say that her pregnancy
test is positive.She gave birth to a baby girl at full term.
A case of Psoriasis
Miss S aged 6 yrs was brought for consultation for severe Psoriasis
on the entire body , from head to foot on 19/11/2008. As usual
she did not get any relief from the conventional medicine.
She had patches from head to foot on back, hips, arms and on
abdomen.She had salivation during sleep and had bad odor from
the mouth and was thirsty.She had fear of being alone and was
a sensitive child. She had increased appetite and desired tasty
items ,salt and pickles.Her mother told that she has the habit
of sucking her right thumb. This habit was present even during
intra uterine life as was evident from the ultrasound done at
Phos, Ars and Merc sol were the leading remedies . As Phos covered
7 rubrics it was given in 0/1, 4 times daily. Improvement started
soon after its administration. No new patch was reported and
the head become free from scales. It was continued till 6/5/09
when it was noticed that no further improvement is taking place.
At this stage Merc sol was started in 0/1, 4 times daily and
it brought quick and steady improvement within 2 following weeks.
The girl became completely free within 6 weeks of starting Merc
sol and is very happy.
Homeopathy often plays a complementary role in treatment when
the case is in allopathic hands. I give few examples.
Severe attack of bronchial asthma While I was working in CGHS
homeopathic dispensary in Gole market, one allopathic colleague
who was working in North Avenue dispensary consulted me. She
told me that the attack would begin suddenly even when she is
seeing a patient and it would become so serious that she needs
to be hospitalized each time. On the basis of this information
I prescribed Aconite and gave a bottle of this to be kept in
her bag to take a dose as soon as the attack begins. This controlled
the situation completely. Sleeplessness. One lady doctor of
a nursing home had a fracture as a result her arm was plastered.
She developed great anxiety as to who will handle the delivery
cases in the nursing home etc and developed great sleeplessness.
I gave a small bottle of Ars album 30 and advised to give 4
globules and to be repeated if necessary.The husband who was
also a doctor asked me when he should report. I told him to
give a report in the morning.I got a call at 9 am “she
went to sleep immediately after 4 pills were given and is still
A case of disseminated Koch’s with right basal lung collapse
where concurrent treatment by a specialist was being given.
· A case of a 4-month-old child is presented to highlight
the result of homeopathic treatment with successive radiographic
pictures. This child had developed disseminated Koch’s
with right basal lung collapse caused by a necrotic lymph node
eroding the bronchus.
The case was treated with standard anti tubercular treatment
(AKT). The pediatrician was planning to do intervention through
bronchoscopy to remove cause of obstruction. But the parents
were unwilling and sought to try homeopathy.The case was treated
on the classical homeopathic lines using anti-miasmatic and
symptomatically indicated remedy. Under homeopathic treatment
gradual but steady improvement took place as revealed through
successive x-rays and the treating pediatrician decided to wait.
The case completely responded to occasional doses of Tuberculinum
and Phosphorus, which was given in 0/1 potency over a period
of few weeks.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective therapy.Use of repertory
as a tool provides valuable guidance in the selection of the
Homeopathy can be used effectively with conventional medicine.