Osteoarthritis/arthrosis is a degenerative joint disease; affecting articulations especially weight bearing joints which are subjected to maximum” wear and tear”. Rather it is the end result of variety of patterns of joint failure. It is characterized by both degeneration of articular cartilage and simultaneous proliferation of new bones, cartilage and connective tissue.
AGE: - There is a steady rise in degenerative changes in joints from the age of 30. By age of 65, 85% of people have some radiographic evidence of OA although only 25% may have symptoms.
SEX: - More generalized and more severe on in older women.
GENETIC: - It is genetically linked. Obesity and body mass index are particularly associated with knee OA. Cold and damp climates are also associated with more symptoms.
AETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS: - (Cause and Disease Process)
PRIMARY OA: - If cause is unknown.
SECONDRY OA: – When degenerative joint changes occur in response to a recognizable local/systemic factor.
Blood count and ESR are characteristically normal.
Treatment is directed towards relieving symptoms, maintaining and improving joint function and minimizing handicap.
Dr Shailesh DeshpandeConsulting Homoeopath Pune ,Maharashtra.
To understand the base of problem we have to go through the physiology along with pathology of Spermatogenesis Hormonal Control of Spermatogenesis and Sperm Maturation
It has already been seen, spermatogenesis is a process activated and controlled by different hormones, through a feed back mechanism. Ultimately every thing is dependant on the hypothalamic - pituitary - testicular axis. All these endocrine glands work in harmony with each other. If this harmony is lost,it is manifested at the end level, of spermatogenesis, or sperm maturation.
There are many patients in whom all the investigations are within normal range but still sperm count is low.Why this happens is not exactly known. Is this basically because we consider the range of hormonal levels as an absolute figure or range and not as what is normal for that individual and we do not consider the exact sensitivity of that particular individual. So may be the FSH and LH levels are within normal limits according to the laboratory standards but they do not suit that particular individual.
The low sperm count could be due to stress factors the person is facing or has faced. Following could be one of the explanations.
Psychosomatic Diseases are frequently the ill effects of chronic stimulation of Endocrine glands & their End organs.
Another explanation could be of a stress disease vicious cycle. Stress causes disease and disease in turn again gives rise to stress.
So, to cause aspermia the lesion may not be in genital system but may be from any other system of the body. So is it that the patient who needs the treatment & not the genital system ? In short, have we been all along treating lab reports and not the patients ? If we are to label this as a psychosomatic disease - then you will agree that
In short when the patient is diagnosed as a patient of azoospermia or aspermia it is onlythe tip of the iceberg which is being seen and the origin is much deeper.
Dr Shailesh DeshpandeConsulting Homoeopath Pune ,Maharashtra.
Homeopathy is a science helping people to remain healthy in today's stressful life. Most of the clinicians, irrespective of the system of medicine they practice, conclude that stress, tension, worry and anxiety have a major role in causing diseases. That being inevitable what is needed most is a sound constitution to cope up with it.
acute stress > Sympathetic Discharge > Temporary Pituitary Hyperactivity > If Stress Persists > Chronic Pituitary Dysfunction (CPD)
But these visible changes are only 1/10th part of the iceberg. The beginning is far behind. In order to treat root cause of disease one must understand the depth of disease i.e. where exactly normal sound constitution started drifting from normal to abnormal.
Constitution of a person is his PHYSICAL & MENTAL build-up. Both, the physical constitution & psyche or mind of a person, work in harmony. There is an imbalance between these two due to stress. This is the beginning of disease. Now this process, or aetiopathogenesis, cannot be seen under microscope. It is a dynamic process. Same is the basic principle of Homeopathy.
During any stressful event what really suffers is the inner core, that is mind, and then the reflections are thrown on physical plane, called commonly as signs & symptoms. What needs to be treated is the inner core ¬ the signs & symptoms which are mere expressions of the internal disease. Since this is a dynamic process, it needs treatment on the same plane.
Psyche of a person is how he reacts /behaves during normal situation and during stressful events. But this does not really help us in homoeopathic prescribing. What we need is a triangle of
No disease evolves in a day or two. It passes through different steps, it evolves gradually. At each & every step there are different factors which precipitate the disease process (bacteria may be one of them). Then comes the full-blown clinical picture, which is a part of the complete disease process, in front of the clinician. This complete disease process, if considered while prescribing, brings about cure, which should be our aim.
A homoeopathic remedy prescribed according to the basic principles of Homeopathy, analyzing the mental constitution properly, has a capacity to reach to this internal core & bring about the cure. It acts as a curative, restorative& preventive medicine, PROVIDED it is prescribed on correct basis.
A Homoeopathic remedy, prescribed as per this data, treats the person as a whole (& not the local pathology) & relives the inner core from sufferings,
thereby making the patient healthy. Since it restores the harmony between mind & body it also acts as a RESTORATIVE & PREVENTIVE medicine.
If we try to study lifestyle of the patient, it gives us a rough idea about his personality. His socioeconomic status and psychosexual status make us understand about his present status and also one can imagine about the stresses and strains the patient must have gone through, to what extent he has adjusted with these stressors and how he has overcome them. Considering the lifestyle during the patient's childhood and adulthood both are important .The common characters in both, reactions, instincts tell us about his basic nature or psyche and where exactly the basic personality started drifting from normal to abnormal. Of course this is an rough idea about your patient as a whole .His achievements tell us about his will and intellect.
Thoughts must get second preference in your analysis. It unfolds little inner core of patient's mind. It tells you about his sensitivity, about his attitude towards life and incidences. Whether his thoughts are optimistic or pessimistic, whether they are realistic or away from reality etc.
Family history of any psychiatric disorder will inform us about the genetic traits he has inherited and disorders he is predisposed to. This also gives us an rough idea about miasmatic cleavage.
Considering the interpersonal relationship will tell us about his social attitude and also about the emotional turmoil he has gone through due to some of the intimate relationships. And lastly comes his behavior, which is dependent on above-mentioned characters of his mindset. This is all about psyche and psychiatry. If enough information can not be collected from above mentioned points, one may proceed further.
A homeopathic remedy thus prescribed on such a deep study has a potential to dig out every disease. It practically makes every old symptom reappear in much much lesser intensity and the symptoms disappear on their own (which is supposed to be a very good sign). It strengthens the basic constitution and also prevents
It prevents the disease process from going into complications.
What do we achieve with a holistic approach, it is physical, social and psychological wealth of the patient rather than merely absence of symptoms or infirmity.
Homeopathy studies every minor change on the mental plane and its reflections on physical body. Its remedy has a capacity to penetrate deep in the patient's life. Homeopathy is a weapon if used by proper hands and based on the basic principles, it shows miraculous results and if not then it can be equally hazardous.
Finally, to end this presentation, I humbly request your help in this complex problem. Let us all, irrespective of the pathies that we are aligned to, work towards solving problem. I fill a combined therapy can be of immense help to these patients.
Your kind co-operation and your critical suggestions are going to be very much valuable to me in my future endeavors in this field.
Dr. Yogesh WaghmareConsulting Homoeopath Ahamadnagar, Maharashtra, India
Smile of relief for a patient tormanted with psoriasis
Psoriasis is a non infectious non contagious Auto immune inflammatory disease of skin.
(Cause and Disease Process)
Only the presence of basic factors does not cause psoriasis unless the Secondary (precipitating) factors are active. The various causes mentioned above result in abnormal immunological response in affected person as inflammatory reaction
Four main types - Manifestation of psoriasis
It may initiated by irritant effect of tar or withdrawal effect of cortico- steroid, illness, emotional stress
Modern medicinal therapy consider psoriasis as local skin manifestation and concentrate on treating only local lesion with help of local ointments sometimes systemic cortico steroids.By this they only treat external manifestation of internal defective immune system which remains untreated hence only palliation or suppression is seen but no cure at all. All these measure have potentional side effect & contraindication for there use because of its irritant &allergic effect
Psoriasis is abnormal immunological response due to defect in immune system. It is a reaction due to defective signals by immune apparatus, appearing as inflammatory reaction, manifested particularly in dermis (mesoderm), called as erythematous plaque with scaling. It may be covered under all miasmas but is predominately SYCO-TUBERCULAR. The destination of Homoeopath is to restore the balance of ill immune system with a perfectly selected constitutional Homoeopathic remedy When well selected homoeopathic remedy is prescribed on the basis of totality symptoms following modus operandi of cure is seen
Treat MAN IN DIEASE BUT NOT DISEASE IN MAN (with proper Constitutional Homoeopathic remedy). Once the basic cause is treated its effects or so called PSORIASIS automatically subsides.
For the patient tormented with psoriasis Homoeopathy offers safe gentle medication with sure hopes of cure and no allergic & irritant effects A qualified Homoeopath offers smile of relief and well being within, with improvement in quality of life.
RELIFE WITH SMILE FOR A PSORIASIS PATIENT
Dr Shailesh DeshpandeConsulting Homoeopath Pune ,Maharashtra.
“Homoeopathy cares for the patient than Treat the disease.”
Cancer, a dreadful condition, leading cause of mortality worldwide. In 2004, it accounted for 7.4 million deaths, which was around 13% of all deaths that year. It is not surprising therefore, that there is a lot of uncertainty about when and whom it might affect, and consequently there is a lot of anxiety about cancer…and cancer care as well. What is the root cause of cancer? A million dollar question.
Years of medical research has concluded with some empirical evidence like,
Homoeopathy and SEARCH offer experience based concrete answer to it. For Example this patient had severe reaction to B.C.G. vaccination to the extent that scars developed on opposite side. He developed malignancy in later life and recovered well with Homoeopathic treatment on the strong footing of ill effects of vaccination to be the cause of malignancy.
This should be the extent of Homoeopathic assessment, an altogether different view than the conventional one, but certainly related to the so called standardized statistical impressions drawn so far and hence is mandatory to be considered. Since Homoeopathy is an experience based science it will certainly have exclusively Experience based and result oriented approach to management of malignancies rather than only theoretical speculations and a series of useless investigations.
The undisputed fact is - Cancer begins from a change in one single cell due to loss of equilibrium. A series of changes takes place before actual loss of equilibrium. Homoeopathy aims at treatment of this series of changes to re-establish the equilibrium. Any biological reaction is governed by two phases - stimulatory phase and inhibitory phase. At the state of health both these phases work in harmony to each other that is exact equilibrium. Any cause that disturbs this equilibrium in its minutest extent is the real cause of malignancy which will vary from case to case.
This change may be triggered off by external agents or inherited genetic factors, provided person is vulnerable. This is also an accepted fact. That’s why every smoker will not suffer from malignancy or there are unmarried women living without malignancy. Hence Treatment of vulnerability to cancer is PREVENTION of disease. This is possible only if it is done well in time immediately after the action and reaction phenomena whether on physical or mental plane. Prevention of malignancy is possible only in the hands of an skilled Homoeopath because none other than skilled and fine Homoeopathic assessment with due consideration to tendencies and traits will be able to locate the vulnerability of the individual to suffer from malignancy. The earlier presentations before actual malignant process sets in are to be considered with an exact judgment about the cause and effect proportion. Only Homoeopathy offers potential to prevent malignancy as a gift to the mankind. Considering the statistics of malignancy mentioned above as a Homoeopath we need to prepare ourselves to face the forthcoming challenge, keep ourselves up to date with basics and advanced concepts of homoeopathic management of various malignancies at different stages.
The next stage that follows in the disease process is a chain reaction affecting millions of cells. The speed of chain reaction determines pace of the disease that varies from cancer to cancer that needs to be considered while treating cancer patient scientifically. Hence every investigation that determines rapidity of cancerous process is of immense importance. Out of these are all the blood markers of malignancy, CA 125, CEA, Alfa feto proteins which indicate presence of malignant process or cells in the body fluids. Malignancy is basically considered to be Syphilitic in origin, characterized by disintegrative process in the body fluids and resulting in Cachexia.
If the disease process is not arrested well in time, the result is an obvious rise in number of cells involving one or multiple organs or systems depending on person’s grade of vulnerability. All diagnostic criteria are absolutely mandatory to establish nature of cancer and to assess improvement. There are several causes of why our body cells become cancer affected.
Apart from Genetic carryover, modern lifestyles, changing cultural norms, chemical and industrial pollution, stressful urban environments, are all responsible and have a lot to do with the growing incidence of cancer. Conventional medicine treats cancer with surgery, chemotherapy and radio therapy irrespective of nature and intensity of cancer. Whatever be the reasons deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising due to limitations of conventional medicine.
Over 10 Billion Dollars is spent on Lung cancer every year. About 13 Billion Dollars were spent for Breast cancer treatment in 2006 worldwide still with increasing deaths due to cancer It is a fact that Homoeopathy can find answers that go beyond this due to its observation and experience based way of looking at the disease. SEARCH highlights on PREVENTIVE, CURATIVE, RESTORATIVE AND PALLIATIVE care of cancer patient and assures that the same task can be more successful in just meager amount in the hands of skilled Homoeopaths.
Mrs. R.M., Female
|Mets||Treat. Hist.||Clinical status on 1st visit||Clinical status at present||Duration of treat.||General improvement||Investigations||Period of significant symptomatic recovery|
|Nil||Operative, radiation||Sleep disturbed, Anorexia ,Fatigue ++++,Breathlessness ++++,Severe cough with greenish expectoration, leg pain, edema legs & face ++, initially hard stools,||Slight breathlessness, no cough, edema nil, appetite improved, Vital status maintained with mild fluctuations, no new complications, no recurrence||18/12/08 to till today||Functional score 90, asymptomatic. Weight gain by 3 kgs||CT abdomen, USG abdomen, intravenous urography||10 days|
|DATE||INVESTIGATION NAME||Lesion along the Lt. Ilio-psoas muscle (cms)||Lesion along the rt. Ilio-psoas muscle (cms)||Rectal & sigmoid colon thickening|
|5/11/2008||CT ABDOMEN & PELVIS||5.2*3.2*1.9||2.5*1.2*1.3||Minimal|
|26/02/09||CT ABDOMEN & PELVIS||REGRESSION||SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED||NOT SEEN|
|02/07/2009||CT ABDOMEN & PELVIS||COMPLETE REGRESSION||COMPLETE REGRESSION||MINIMAL DUE TO RADIATION|
|12/6/2010||CT ABDOMEN & PELVIS||COMPLETE REGRESSION||COMPLETE REGRESSION||NOT SEEN|
Acute – Arsenicum alb
Chronic :-Natrum Mur
Anti miasmatic – Tuberculinum, merc sol
hypodense lesion is seen along ilio-psoas muscle on lt.side involving pelvic vessels and ureter causing hydronephrosis, measuring 5.2*3.2*1.9 cms, similar lesion is seen on rt. Side adjecent to rt. Ilio-psoas measuring 2.5*1.2*1.9 cms
Complete regression of mass after only Homoeopathic Treatment -
complete regression of mass with homoeopathic management, immediate relief, no further complications / metastasis , stable vital status.
excruciating pain in a case of ca oesophagus metastasis to stomach, where no other treatment was possible and analgesics were not working.
A 72 yrs old patient diagnosed as Ca Esophagus lower 1/3rd in 2003 operated with recurrence since 1 yr, came with c/o severe agonizing pain in abdomen radiating to back intensity of pain ++++, where only palliative approach was possible considering general condition of patient. Unclear case due to over drugging, lowered vitality due to repeated suppression at various levels, alteration in all the physical generals etc. Excruciating pain in epigastric region radiating to Lt mid Axiliary line
The same comfortable state continued for 6 months and not a single episode of pain recurring, death approaching comfortably.
This article was an brief effort on the part of SEARCH ( Society for Enhancement And Research in Classical Homoeopathy) that deals with Clinical work and Research in HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF VARIOUS MALIGNANCIES, AT DIFFERENT STAGES, strictly adhering to the basic Homoeopathic principles. The article reviewed in brief -
It is a syndrome in which there is chronic obstruction to air flow. Obstruction is because of narrowing of air passages, clinically it shows cough, breathlessness and wheezing. It is a chronic disease with acute episodes. These attacks may last from few minutes to few hours. In unusual circumstances acute episode can cause death.
Asthma is a very common disease with immense social impact. Prevalence of asthma is rising in many parts of world. It is increasing due to pollution and actual increase due to population is also a part of it. It occurs in all ages but predominantly early life. About half of cases develop before age ten years.
In such childhood asthma homoeopathy can give much better results. Because there are lot of things after which there may be beginning of asthma like dentition period, after vaccination, e.t.c., which are taken in to consideration by homoeopathy.
One third of rest of cases develops after age 40. In childhood ratio of male / female is 2 : 1 and after age 30, becomes same. For females in post menopausal age ( which generally starts around 40 yrs of age ) medicines are available in homoeopathy. Genetic factors & Viruses, occupational Exposures & Allergens contribute to initiation and continuance. Family History of personal or Family History of Allergic diseases such as Rhinitis, Urticaria & Eczema.
In homoeopathy preventive measures can be taken , so that it should not get transmitted in next generation, according to the severity of family history, results may vary. In other type when there is no history of allergy it is an Idiosyncratic asthma. In homoeopathy ,for such cases , there are promising results.
Now in densely populated urban area every body is expose to the same environment & same climate but only few people suffers from asthma.
It is not only the problem of narrowed air passages or production of excess mucus. But it is the problem of increased response of the body towards allergens.
This excess of response can be bringing back to normal level by homeopathic medicine.
The most important thing in homoeopathy, which we consider is the beginning of asthma. Because, there are some things which activates asthma in the person who is living normal life till beginning of asthma. Very few cases it starts suddenly, where to find out the cause is very difficult. But still in such cases prognosis is good. In many cases there is some history of previous disease, e.g. skin eruptions treated by some ointments by local applications, jaundice , typhoid fever, malaria , during teething( in childhood) , vaccinations, after epilepsy ,at puberty, after menopause, emotional stress like financial loss, or loss of some body, with whom there was deep emotional relationship, different climatic conditions such as seashore (humid), dry & cold, warm climate e.t.c. where medicines vary for every conditions. All major & minor causes taken into considerations, which yield better output. Furthermore family history is equally important, where the history guides about the initiation of asthma & depth of asthma.
In cases where history of asthma is in family , some measures can be taken early to prevent it from getting transmitting in the next generation.
For the treatment, we consider the constitution of the patient.
According to all above details the most suitable medicine is prescribed for it, which gives successful results, by bringing the responses to normal level, where every thing will be in harmony which is called as HEALTH.
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