Journal of Medicine and the Person -Homeopathy and integrative medicine

books10Journal of Medicine and the Person -Homeopathy and integrative medicine: keeping an open mind

Some physicians have incorporated some forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or related medicinal products in their clinical practices, suggesting that an unconventional treatment approach might be seen as an integration rather than as an alternative to standard medical practice.

Among the various CAMs, homeopathy enjoys growing popularity with the lay population, but it is not acknowledged by academia or included in medical guidelines.

The major problem is to establish the effectiveness of this clinical approach using the strict criteria of evidence-based medicine.

This issue of the Journal of Medicine and the Person collects contributions from some of the most prestigious centers and research groups working in the field of homeopathy and integrative medicine. These contributions are not specialized information but are of general interest, focusing on this discipline as one of the emerging fields of personalized medical treatment.

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The Homoeopathic Heritage- Journal review

heritageNamita S BHMS MD(Hom)

Theme: Homoeopathy in cancer

EDITOR IN CHIEF : Dr.Farokh.J.Master

EDITOR :Dr.Pritha Mehra
Vol 33, No.2, February 2008                                                                                                             


  • Subrata Kumar Banerjea
  • Miranda Castro
  • Ajit Kulkarni
  • Farokh .J.Master
  • Robin Murphy
  • D.P.Rastogi
  • Frederik Schroyens
  • Jeremy Sherr
  • Luc De Schepper
  • P.K.Sudhir
  • Praful Vijayakar

Printed and published by Mr.Kuldeep Jain for B.Jain Publishers (P) Ltd                                                                 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Homoeopathy in cancer – Farokh.J.Master

Cancer – Malignant Tumors- Ajit Singh

    Valuable Homoeopathic Offerings to Cancer Treatment- Rashmin Deshmukh
  • Homoeopathy-Prohibitions,Preventions or Mere Cautions – Shiv Dua
  • Homoeopathy:All In The Mind – Vatsalya Sharma
  • Cancer And The 50 Millesimal Potencies – Ramanlal.P.Patel
  • Foundations in Modern Medicine ,Part-5 & Part -6 – Kanjaksha Ghosh

Focus on Achillea Millefolium-Versatile Herb – Joe A Lewis

Fastidiousness and its Relation with Homoeopathy – Biswajit Basu

Homoeopathy for Behavioural Problem in Children – Anuradha V.Chavan

Search for Potential Anticancer Agents:Evaluation of Anticancer Activity of Solvent Evaporated Residue of Mother Tinctures of Some Homoeopathic Medicines – Soma Samanta,Bikash Debanath,P.K.Tarafdar,A.U.De and Taru Jha

My Most Unforgettable case (Nymphomania) – P.S.Krishnamurthy

Various seminars


FILLER – The Importance of  Symptoms


  • Book Club
  • Book Review

Cancer comes under the category of chronic diseases.Definition of chronic disease is that ‘ it is a derangement of the vital force with an insidious onset and a gradual progress during which the vital force offers imperfect resistance so that the disease if not treated adequately , eventually ends with the death of the patient.’

The derangement occurs first at the general level and the eventual expression- the neoplasm may occur at the local level.The individual susceptibility will predispose the individual to the disease proper in general , while the weakness or the sensitivity of a particular part/ viscus/ system will lead to localization of disease in particular. The derangement proceeds from functional to structural level.

Cancer is not inherited but only the disposition.Syphilitic and tuberculous diathesis are two important states that precede malignancy.

General: cit-ac, Hydr-ac,Cinnm,Con-mac,Hoang-nan,Hydrastis,Kali-perm,Thuja

  • Breast cancer:Asterias rubens,carbo animalis, hydrastis,phytolacca
  • Gastric cancer: Carbolic acidum,salisilic acidum,ars-alb,cundurango,geranium mac,hydrastis,ornithogalum,papaya vulgaris.
  • Cancer-liver:Cholesterinum
  • Cancer-pancreas:calcarea arsenicum
  • Cancer-tongue:Kalium cyanatum
  • Carcinoma:Arsenicum bromatum


  • Testicles:A urum metallicum
  • Scrotum: Fuligo ligni
  • Skin: Scrophularia nodosa, Cundurango,Gal aparine,Ars,thuja,Cinn, petroleum,Kalium arsenicum,radium bromatum
  • Periosteum: Symphytum
  • Lymphatic glands: Carbo animalis
  • Glands in general: Scrophularia nodosa
  • Face: Thuja
  • Tongue: Kalium cyanatum
  • Pylorus & duodenum: Ornithogalum
  • Uterus: Aurum muriaticum natronatum
  • Breast: Asterias rubens,conium maculatum
  • Prostate: Conium, sabal serrulata.

In fact, no remedy is specific in any disease in homoeopathy.The real specific is a remedy selected as per mental, miasmatic,physical causation etc,at all levels at an early stage of the disease when prognosis is favourable.In terminal cases where prognosis is unfavourable the disease effect and suffering should be palliated by an acute remedy selected on the acute totality of the particular part affected.

Homoeobuzz- Journal Review

reading5for the students, by the students

Review by Dr. JIBIL P BHMS MD

Price : Rs. 25
Volume 3
No. 1
January 2008
Editor : Mr. Kuldeep Jain
Chief Editor : Dr. Harleen Kaur
Designed by : Nandini Sharma
Owned printed and published
by : Mr. Kuldeep Jain
Printed at: J J Offset Printers, New Delhi
Description of cover page design

DESCRIPTION OF COVER PAGE : Homoeopathy is lot more scientific and mightier than any sort of baseless quackery.

Second page
 An advertisement of  lectures on  HOMOEOAPTHIC PHILOSOPHY With Class room Notes  and Word Index (7th Edition)  by James Tyler Kent with  Classroom notes compiled by Dr. Harsh Nigam Distinguishing features of the book are highlighted


  • Cheers ‘N’ Tears
  • Is Homoeopathy bleeding to death – Dr. Manish Bhatia
  • Homoeopathy the system of 21st centuary – Dr. Azad Rai
  • Pressure grows against Homoeopathy in U.K. – Dr. R.N. Wahi
  • Reap Heaps
  • Study 1M
  • Q-rious Q-ueiries
  • MedicoChallenge
  • Idol Spot
  • Organon Only
  • Spill Your Beans
  • Text ‘O’ Meter
  • BuzzWord
  • HB Fun
  • FortuNews

EDITORIAL – Dr. Harleen Kaur
The real question is not that whether or not Homoeopathy works, it is ‘HOW IT WORKS’. Homoeopathy has been standing years against skepticism. The vital force (Homoeopaths) of this beautiful body (Homoeopathy) has always been stronger than the disease element (skeptics) and so it is able to fight back and establish the harmony between Homoeopathy and its believers. If the vital force gives way to disease, the disease force will be stronger. i.e., we Homoeopaths are responsible for these skepticisms rising against Homoeopathy. So we have to fight back, by not only answering ‘does it work’ but also ‘How it works?’

Section dedicated for the readers to express their opinion about the journal.

Includes letters from Dr. Yogesh D Niturkar, from Mumbai and Dr. Kalpana Baijal from kolkata, congratulating the HB team for publishing the valuable book


By  Ass. Prof. SGNDH Med College, Ludhiana

Author describes about the merits of Homoeopathic treatment.- It is fast, safe, cost effective, gentle and improves the general health. He calls upon the Homoeopathic medical colleges and senior physicians to provide better training to students. Awareness about Homoeopathy is increasing among the educated community and Govt. is also promoting Homoeopathy. As per the going Homoeopathy will emerge as the most effective method of treatment and will rise from the position of an alternative medicine to first line of treatment in most cases.

By  Dr. Manish Bhatia, Editor

Writer gives some efforts occurred in the world against homoeopathy. Medicines are toxic, Medicines are placebo – lancet, Homoeopaths loot people by giving malaria  prophylactics, Stopping of homoeopathy degree courses in U.K.,  Movement for closing Homoeopathic hospitals at U.K. saying tax should not be spent for unscientific things., There is about 50% drop in cases of Homoeopaths at U.K. , As in the heaven of Homoeopathy we think we are safe, but movements against Homoeopathy has also begun in India and what happened in U.S.A can also happen in Europe and in India.

The financial and political strength of the allopathic syndicate is behind all these movements.  We Homoeopaths have together to reverse the tide or otherwise we will be swept away.

By   Dr. R.N. Wahi

He criticizes Prof. Michael Baun and David Colquhon, for writing article against British Society of Homoeopaths on conducting a symposium on A.I.D.S. He says that they must go through works of pioneers unprejudicedly before making such fallacies. He calls them as agents of pharmaceutical lobbies who are afraid of a reduction in turnover of about 38 million pounds of medicine by 2012

By Dr. Harleen Kaur

Homoeopathy + rational reasoning = The latest advent in modern medicine

Editor calls upon the Homoeopaths to get explained the modus operandi of Homoeopathic medicines as clear as functioning of heart or liver, with the help of Nano-science  and other laws in physics, in order to meet the equation. On the other hand if we continue to produce only clinical results and say Homoeopathy is not quackery we can’t alleviate the confusion caused in the mind of people by articles like those published in the Lancet..Some research works which proved Homoeopathy is not more than placebo therapy.. These experiments had methodological defects.

CCRH 1969
Research works which proved the efficacy of Homoeopathy.

  • CCRH found Apis, Bry, Rhustox are effectivein  Filariasis
  • Homoeopathic drug research institute, Lucknow found  Action of medicines beyond Avogadro number
  • Antidiabetic action ofAlloxan, Cephalandra, Pterocarpus proved
  • Cactus, Cratageus, Polygonum are effective for cardiovascular diseases
  • Indian Veternary Research Institute, U.P.on a study of 6 Cows-found  oestrus induction can be done by calc p, alet, puls, aur mur nat, sep, phos – 30 – 15 pillsxB.D.x10 days
  • Bell high dilution found to be effective in Acetyl choline induced contraction of rat’s ileum
  • Provings with C30 potency medicines.
  • Histamine diluted beyond Avogadro number are found to be effective on basophils.
  • Thermoluminence of ultrahigh dilutions of lithium chloride and sodium chloride.
  • Treatment of UTI in rats
  • Sabal Serrulata inhibits  Prostate cancer.
  • Combination of Apis 9C & Bry 9C in tretment of pain due to unwanted lactation
  • Daily Mail, U.K. 13-06-2003 – Homoeopathic treatment of allergy is effective

According to Random House Dictionary – “Fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill”
Louis Pasteur & Samuel Hahnemann were called Quacks for thinking differently

HB Collected advices from Prof.George Vithoulkas, Prof.Chathurbhuja Nayak, Dr. R.N.Wahi and Dr. Rachana k Singh

HB shares the views of Dr.P.N.Varma, and Dr.Meeta Gupta, on the hottest query of the issue – Homoeopathy vs Quackery.

Two Barium swallow images (A-P & Lateral) and a case description is given.

A 68 yr old white man with dysphagia for 2 yrs, weight loss, drinking without difficulty, sticky sensation in throat during solid food regurgitation of meal for 2 days after taking it.  No particular findings on physical examination.

Answer with explanation given in a later page Zenker Diverticulum (Pharyngo-oesophageal Diverticulum). Dysphagia, halitosis, regurgitation,  aspiration, noisy deglutition, change in voice, weight loss, normal physical findings.  Diagnosis-Barium swallow, CT, MRI. Treatment – myotomy, diverticuloplexy, endoscopic division of diverticular wall with stapling.

Homeoepathic Aspect described Dr.N.C.Chatterjee Sulph/Zn met if psoric symptoms predominate Merc sol/Syphilinum if syphilitic symptoms predominate.

An interview with Dr. P.N.Verma,M.D.(HOM). He is the scientific advisor, Wilmar Schawbe. Limited. Former director : Homeo pharmacop. Lab, Former director CCRH.

This is a new section of the book introduced in this volume. Prepared by Dr. Shraddha Pathak . The best way to strengthen your faith in your science is to talk to it’s founder routinely.

In this section, answers to the question, What is the first thing you would say, in favour of Homoeopathy, to the ones who see no difference between Homoeopathy and Quackery?, by both young and senior Homoeopaths, Including Principals and teachers of Homoeopathic medical colleges, and by HB Reps are included.

Analysis of some books of academic curriculum.

  1. Synoptic Memorizer of Materia Medica – S.K.Banerjea Vol 1 & 2
  2. BBCR – C.M. Boger
  3. Lectures on Homoeopathic philosophy – J.T.Kent
  4. Special Pathology and Diagnostic Hints with Homoeopathic Therapeutics-C.G.Raue
  5. Essentials of Practice of Medicine – Dr. B.Jana
  6. Logic of Repertories According to CCH Syllabus- Dr. JBD’ Castro.

Dr. C.K.Mohan, principal, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam, describes about the formation of Department of Homoeopathy in Dr. M.G.R. medical University.

Seek a friend
HB Poll.



An article on meditation saying that our mind cannot do two different things together like smoking along with reading. Concentration can be achieved through meditation. By Sri. Rudrabhayananda


  • Colourful presentation
  • Focussed on most concurrent issues of Homoeopathy
  • Speak for Homoeopathy against skepticism
  • Contains articles from well known and experienced physicians.
  • Do say the limitations of Homoeopathy
  • Inspirative for Students and young Homoeopaths
  • Do consider opinions of both young and experienced Homoeopaths
  • A medical  quiz with barium swallow images and clinical presentation given which enhance the enthusaism of students to find out the answer by references.


  • Focused on a single object only
  • Medical articles are very few
  • Out of 36 pages 6 are for advertisements. for everyone- Website review

hpathy-logoDr Jayadeep BP BHMS ,MD(Hom) is one among the best and  leading websites on Homoeopathy. The Hpathy team consider themselves as the world’s No.1 Homeopathy Portal & tries to prove so by providing free, professional content and services for the homeopathic community.

Every month shares it’s world of Homeopathy with more than 550,00 people and serves millions of homeopathic pages each year. .

Developed on an ‘OPEN’ platform ie, development of the portal is not ‘closed’ for its users. The users themselves can participate in its further development by joining the Hpathy Team and suggest changes, develop the new content and services with team, or can edit the existing information and applications. The basic idea behind this portal is that that the more people contributing to its development, the greater will be its benefit to all.

By considering as an open International project,  they keeps a motto of  ‘for the people, of the people, by the people‘  and a  mission of  ‘Homeopathy 4 Everyone

The free monthly e-Journal ‘Homeopathy 4 Everyone‘, published by is now read by more than 55,000+ people every month, from every corner of this earth.

All related domains like,,,, etc. are part of this website.

Designed, launched & owned by – Dr. Manish Bhatia, of Jaipur, India. fondly known as Dr. B!

The Directors – Dr. Manish Bhatia & Dr. Manisha Bhatia

The Editors & Moderators – majority of them are foreign authors who are well known in this respective field
To contact –


  • Engage – your self
  • Patients
  • Professionals
  • Services
  • Students


  • Its been considered to entertain the viewers by including
  • Audio content of various lectures & interviews
  • Video content – lectures & interviews
  • Cartoons – Homoeopathy, health & medicine
  • Cross words – with Homoeopathic materia medica & related other topics
  • Case quizes
  • Calculators – Body mass index calculator
  • Tips and secrets for every month etc


It’s prepared for patients or laymen or common man  by providing sections like

  • ‘ABC of homoeopathy’ – basic knowledge about ‘what is Homoeopathy’ how it works etc
  • Disease information – on diseases symptoms, homoeopathy treatment & cure with homoeopathic remedies & medicine
  • And other health related concerns as sections like Kid’s health, Geriatric health, Men’s health, Women’s health, Mental health, Skin diseases, Health,diet & fitness and Homecure testimonials etc

Aimed to treat professionals in the field. Sections as

  • Agro homoeopathy –for organic farming & agriculture by using Homoeopathy
  • Historical archives – Gives us both historical articles as well as cases in detail by the master Homoeopaths of the bygone era
  • Book reviews – on latest in Homoeopathy
  • Clinical cases-cured cases from professionals
  • Drug provings – A collection of new and old homeopathy drug provings and articles related to drug-proving, but few in no.
  • General Papers – collection of articles related to homeopathy.
  • Homeopathy Software – Find news, views, reviews on homeopathic software and download free homeopathy software!
  • Interviews – Read interviews with world’s renowned homeopathic doctors like Philip M Bailey, Robin Murphy, George Withoulkas, Roger Van Zandwoort etc
  • Repertory – information related to homeopathy repertories & repertorisation techniques, online books on Homeopathic Repertory, articles and papers related to Homeopathy Repertory, use of repertory, case-taking, case-analysis and much more.
  • Other Collection of articles & sessions on Materia Medica, Organon of medicine & philosophy, Homoeopathic pharmacology, Veterinery Homoeopathy, Scientific research, Medical ethics etc

Hpathy team provides various services for all who concerned with Homoeopathy under this section as

  • Discussion forums – where everyone can share their thoughts as posts on various topics, including both Homoeopathic & non homoeopathic just like an open discussion
  • Homoeopathy 4 everyone – E journal – a monthly journal from Hpathy team with more than 55,000 subscribers spread across the world and every one can subscribe it for free, by giving your email address on required column in the home page of the portal.
  • Homoeopathic pharmacies – contact addresses of various pharmacies all over the world
  • Health calculators – provides online calculators for monitoring health related aspects
  • Health & Homoeopathy news – with frequent & regular updating
  • Homoeopathic dictionary – On homoeopathic terms
  • Homoeopathic organizations –information about them of all around the world
  • Ask Dr George Withoulkas – This section is not active as Dr. George Vithoulkas is not answering any new queries. Can only go through old questions answered by him
  • Jobs & placements
  • Free online courses – is an orientation course for the Homeopathy Medical System meant for lay-people, patients, allopathy doctors, nurses, alternative medicine practitioners, and homeopathy students who wish to know more about Homeopathy before choosing it as a career.
  • Ask our experts – on various queries
  • Posology pro –helps to detremine the potency of your first medicine and helps to manage the case if you have already given the medicine
  • Seminar calender-can display your seminars as ‘Featured Seminar’ at Hpathy International Seminar Calendar for 30$/month

Aimed to help the students in Homoeopathy by providing worthy notes on Batch flower remedies, Biochemic tissue salts, Biographies of Homoepathic stalwarts, History of medicine, Homoeopathic complexes, Usage of mother tinctures, Tautopathy etc

Also helps by providing online E books, a complete list of various colleges in whole world, Syllabus of study etc

Home page of this site also seen with some links like

  • research, philosophy, materia medica, interviews, cases, veterinary etc under which various online posts are discussed
  • Along with a column as RECENT for what’s new post in the website also seen

Other online columns are

  • Popular posts
  • Hpathy polls – to cast our opinion on various issues which are current in nature
  • Oppurtunities to get updated with latest online social network communities


  • Website is well designed with lot of ‘easy to assess keys’ on the home page itself
  • Frequent & regular updating
  • Provides vast variety of information on homoeopathy & non Homoeopathic aspects
  • Sections like engage yourself are very entertaining
  • Free online e-journal is worthy to read
  • Satisfies both Homoeopaths as well as an outsider to the Homoeopathy


  • Some of the sections requires updation
  • Comparing with other websites of this era, there is no section like ‘online consultation’ for patients



“The student begins with the patient, continues with the patient, and ends his studies with the patient, using books and lectures as tools, as means to an end.” — Sir William Osler, Aequanimitas, 1905

The esteemed physician Sir William Osler felt that learning was an apprenticeship, and that medical apprentice learners needed convenient access to authoritative information to aid them in their studies. is a digital library of authoritative medical information designed to help all students of medicine.

The goal of is to provide a starting point for entry into medical places of enlightenment, entertainment and education on the Internet. identifies authoritative medical World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire. In essence, is meant to serve as a “pico portal” for users interested in quality medical resources on the Internet. is curated by Michael P. D’Alessandro, M.D.

  • Learn
    • Medical Textbooks
    • Case Studies and Patient Simulations
    • Journals and MEDLINE
    • Professional Societies and Organizations
    • Handheld Computer Resources
    • Patient Education
  • Medical Textbooks


  • Anatomy Atlases – Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Anatomy Atlases – Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section
  • Anatomy Atlases – Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
  • Anatomy Atlases – Anatomy of First Aid – A Case Study Approach
  • Anatomy Atlases – Lessons From a Bone Box
  • Bartleby – Gray’s Anatomy
  • Loyola University – Structure of the Human Body
  • Mascagni – Images from Anatomia Universa
  • NLM – AnatLine
  • State University of New York – Human Anatomy
  • Temple University – Neuroanatomy Lab Resource
  • Tufts University – Anatomy of the Head and Neck
  • University of Michigan – Medical Gross Anatomy
  • University of Michigan – Visible Human Project
  • University of Utah – Neuroanatomy Atlas
  • University of Utah – Visible Human
  • University of Washington – Digital Anatomist
  • University of Washington – Musculoskeletal Atlas
  • Whitaker – Instant Anatomy 


  • Merck – Merck Manual – Genetics
  • NIH –
  • NLM – Genetics Home Reference
  • NLM – Human Molecular Genetics
  • NLM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man


  • Merck – Merck Manual of Geriatrics

Global Health

  • DHHS –
  • Harvard University – Center for Health and the Global Environment
  • Medact – Global Health Education
  • University College London – Centre for International Health and Development

Medical Dictionaries

  • MediLexicon – Pharmaceutical and Medical Abbreviations
  • Merriam Webster – Medical Dictionary
  • Mondofacto Dictionary
  • Stedman’s – Medical Dictionary

Medical English

  • European Community – EnglishMed

Microbiology and Virology

  • Tulane University – Big Picture Book of Virology
  • University of Texas – Medical Microbiology
  • University of South Carolina – Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology Online
  • University of Torino – Atlas of Medical Parasitology

Military Medicine

  • Virtual Naval Hospital


  • Medical Mnemonics


  • Drexel University – Headache Interactive
  • eMedicine – Neurology
  • Merck – Merck Manual
  • Oxbridge Solution – GP Notebook


  • eMedicine – Neurosurgery


  • American Dietetic Association – Food and Nutrition Information
  • Harvard School of Public Health – The Nutrition Source


  • American Psychiatric Association – DSM-IV-TR
  • eMedicine – Psychiatry
  • Long – Internet Mental Health
  • Merck – Merck Manual
  • Oxbridge Press – GP Notebook

University of Tasmania – Download of Psychiatry

Case Studies and Patient Simulations

  • AIDA – Diabetes Simulator
  • Auckland District Health Board – Trauma Scenarios
  • – Moulage Cases
  • Virtual Autopsy – Cases

Journals and MEDLINE


  • PubMed
  • PubMed-to-Email

Medical Journals

  • American Family Physician
  • BioMed Central
  • BMJ
  • Student BMJ
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • JAMA
  • Lancet
  • MMWR
  • NEJM
  • Pediatrics
  • PLoS Medicine
  • PubMedCentral

National and International Organizations

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Library of Medicine
  • World Health Organization

Indian Journal of Applied Homoeopathy- Review

Name of the journal :Indian journal of applied homoeopathy

  • Volume and issue number – Vol. iv, Issue i
  • Nature of magazine – quarterly
  • Month of publication – Jan. – March
  • Editor-in-chief – Dr. Kishore Mehta
  • Editor – Dr. Arvind Khote
  • Published by – Dr. Arvind Khote on behalf of Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Shiv Shail, Karai, Shiroda, Goa.
  • Printed at – Shree Brahmadurga printers, Shiroda, Goa.

Quarterly Journal of – Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital,(Affiliated to Goa University), “Shiv-Shail”, Shiroda-Goa. 403103

Website –


FIRST PAGE – Mission of the college –

  • Excellence in Homoeopathic Education and Research
  • To prepare responsible professionals to reach the heights and to serve the humanity.


THIRD PAGE – Advertisement of Goa State Workshop on Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Care, which was held on 17 and 18th November, 2008.

FOURTH PAGE – Editorial Board.


  1. Editorial – Dr. Arvind Kothe
  2. Abstract of the Papers
  3. Panel discussion
  4. Resolutions

EDITORIAL –   Main Features –

  • Apart from treatment, we should educate people about Nutrition, Hygiene, Disinfection etc.
  • Development of Villages.
  • Expressing gratitude to Faculties of Goa State Seminar.
  • Congratulating the new Secretary, AYUSH Govt. of India Smt. S. Jailaja and Joint Secretaries AYUSH Shri. B. Anand and Dr. S. K. Panda.


HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – A CONCEPT                Presented by  Dr. Arvind Kothe, M.D.(Hom), Principal, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Mother and child comprise of 59 % of population and hence a major consumer of health services and therefore the need to address this group for better health care.
  • In Goa, problems like late marriages causing high risk pregnancies, food habits and lifestyle related problems resulting in Hypertension, DM as contributory risk factors in pregnancy. So lot can be achieved through awareness and holistic approach.
  • Homoeopathic physicians can take care of major health problems in mother and child care like Malnutrition and Infections. Recent studies reveal wider scope in anaemia under Homoeopathic therapeutics.
  • Health care of a girl must begin in childhood. Homoeopathic system of medicine aims at improving the immunity of the individual and can successfully treat various minor ailments of pregnancy.
  • Infections of the genital tract, Anemia, Hyper emesis gravid arum etc. can be tackled at the PHC level whereas, threatened abortions, ante partum Hemorrhages etc may have to be referred to the CHC for further care.

MAINSTREAMING OF HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Eswara Das, MD (hom),MBA, Director – National Institute of Homoeopathy, (Govt. of India), Kolkata (W. B.)

  • Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR) is 301/100,000 births in India, one of the highest in the world. Women and children constitute about 66.6% of the population.
  • Homoeopathy is recognized as one of the National Systems of medicine in India and is soon gaining popularity in the Middle East and Western countries and has received acceptance in about 81 countries due to its efficacy, safety, easy availability and cost effectiveness.
  • The National Campaign on Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Care was flagged of in Nov’ 07 and 22 states have been selected to organize state workshops to be followed later by District Level Campaigns.
  • Facilities for Homoeopathic treatment will be made available at PHCs, CHCs and District Hospitals under the NRHM to make it accessible to the community.


ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY DURING PREGNANCY AND SCOPE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM – Dr. Shaila Udchankar, M. D. (Hom), Prof. and HOD Dept. of Repertory, A.M. Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College, Belgaum.

  • Vomiting is a symptom that may be related to pregnancy. It may be a manifestation of some medical, surgical, gynecological complications that can occur during any stage of pregnancy.
  • Understanding the causes of vomiting during pregnancy, assessing the line of management of hyperemesis gravidarum, the miasmatic presentation and knowledge of the common drugs indicated in treating this condition is essential for every homoeopath to deal with this condition successfully and the clinical features, investigations needed, dietary advice and other auxiliary modes of treatment to be adopted.

URINARY TRACT INFECTION DURING ANTENATAL PERIOD AND ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY – Dr. Shekar vaze, M. D. (Hom),Visiting Professor, Dept. of Repertory, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical college and  Hospital, Shiroda.

  • Homoeopathy can contribute by extending its help for the common problems during antenatal care at large and UTI in particular.
  • Along with other causes of UTI, the socioeconomic status and awareness of personal hygiene plays an important role.
  • In present days the antibiotics and other modes offeredfor the treatment of UTI are found to be costly affair. In such situations Homoeopathic remedies are found to be cost effective and easily dispensable.


SCOPE, LIMITATIONS AND INTEGRATION OF HOMOEOPATHY AND INTEGRATION OF HOMOEOPATHY WITH MODERN OBSTETRICS – Dr. Y. Dinesh Rao, M. D. ( Hom), Reader, Department of Medicine, Dr. M. L. Dhawle Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar, Dist. Thane (Mah.)

  • Causes of mortality and morbidity in obstetrics.
  • Form and function as a team.
  • A 3 day symposium was held by the Institute of clinical Research (ICR), in the month of October, where about 160 Homoeopaths attended which provided an ideal platform where many interesting cases touching on the topic of Integration of both sciences were presented and discussed.
  • Homoeopathic science being a PROMOTIVE, PREVENTIVE as well as a THERAPEUTIC mode of treatment can be complemented and integrated to the current system of Modern Obstetrics.

LIMITATION OF HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Malini Vijay Desai, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Homoeopathy is effective in antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period effectively.
  • Medicines are safe for consumption during pregnancy.
  • Homoeopathy improves the natural immune responses rendering a healthier status in children.
  • Limitations of the system may be encountered at any stage of the antenatal, intranatal or postnatal care and in case of the neonates immediately after birth i.e. severe asphyxia or congenital malformations.


  • WHO’s Annual report of 2005 was entitled “Making every mother and child count”.
  • Roles of NRHM and AYUSH.
  • Mother and Child Care in the Urban Community.
  • Mother and Child Care in Rural Gujrat.

NATINAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION (NRHM) AT GOA – Dr. Deepak Kabadi, Dy. Director NVBDCP, Nodal Officer, NRHM, DHS, Govt. of GOA.

  • NRHM was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 12th April 2005.
  • To provide effective healthcare to the rural population throughout the country especially women and children.

UPGRADATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO MEET THE NEEDS – Dr. Anjali V Prabhu Chodnekar, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Organon and Homoeopathic Philosophy, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Interaction with Anganwadi workers and educating them will promote the services to the masses.
  • To create more awareness regarding AYUSH.


HOLISTIC, PROMOTIVE AND PREVENTIVE CARE AND NEONATAL PROBLEMS FROM BLUE TO BLOOM – Dr. N. C. Chatterjee, DMS(Cal), Professor, Homoeopathic Medical College, Ganganagar, Abhor, Punjab.

  • Puerperal depression and behavioral problems are often seen in women after child birth.
  • Homoeopathic Materia Medica is rich with a number of drugs that may be used in such conditions successfully transforming the mother’s state from BLUE to BLOOM.

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON THYROID DYSFUNCTION – Dr. Debnarayan Kalyani, M.D.(Hom), Asst. Research Officer, NIH, Kolkatta.

  • This was a clinical study conducted with the objective to study the effect of Homoeopathic medicines in Thyroid Disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism and Thyrotoxicosis under the presenter.
  • Total 179 cases were studied. 98 cases showed Goiter of which 41 showed reduction in size. Serological improvement in many proved the efficacy of homoeopathy in treating thyroid diseases.

EDUCATION AND NUTRITION IN MOTHER – Dr. Leena R. Naik, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Education and nutrition form an integral part of a healthy life.
  • The mothers need to be made aware of proper antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care, nourishment of self, proper breastfeeding techniques, hygiene, proper sanitation and the national health programme.

IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONALIZATION: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON HOMOEOPATHY AND MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Dyson Peter Misquita, B. H. M. S., M. H. A. (Health),(TISS), Public Health Professional, Epidemologist, DHS, Govt. of Goa.

  • Approaches discussed in other state workshops as well as previously existing initiatives in the domain of public health in India.
  • An Implementation and Operationalization framework for the initiative.


  1. The state workshop has unanimously resolved to congratulate the Govt of India ministry of health & family welfare dept of Ayush for their guidance and financial support rendered to organize the workshop on homoeopathy for the welfare of mother and child in the state of Goa.
  2. It is resolved that the institution of Panchayat raj in the sate of Goa be involved in homoeopathy for mother and child care services.
  3. The state workshop on homoeopathy for mother and child care has approved the guidelines formulated for demarcation of clinical conditions to be treated in the sub centre level or to be referred to the PHC.
  4. In view of the expertise available at Shrikamaxi Devi homoeopathic medical college and hospital and it being the only institution in state of Goa, it is resolved that MOU be signed between state NRHM cell and the college for extension services and technical support.


  • The whole seminar is presented before us in a nutshell.
  • Arrangement of the contents is good.
  • The quality of the paper is good.
  • Colored pictures of the faculties are given.
  • Complete addresses of the faculties are given.


  • Magazine is published quarterly.
  • References are not mentioned.
  • Price is not mentioned
  • Only seminars are published.

Journal on Research and Humanities in Medical Education

Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME) is the scientific journal of the Medical Humanities Group of the Medical Education Unit, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, University of Delhi.

The journal represents all those who want to engage in professional and public discussion on the important role of medical education research, and the medical humanities, in medical education. Thus, educators, students, patients, policy makers, and other stake holders are invited to contribute.

RHiME is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal. To ensure national and international relevance, the journal has Advisory Board members from all around the country and the world. To name a few- Paul Lazarus (Past President, Association of Medical Humanities), David Elpern, John Sullivan, Rebecca Garden, Ravi Ramakantan, P Ravi Shankar, Tejinder Singh, Rakesh Biswas, Vinay Kumar, Vinay Rajput, BV Adkoli, Radha Ramaswamy, and Vasumathi Sriganesh.

RHiME aims to encourage contributions from, and discussion between, teachers and students, doctors and patients, the sick and their care- providers, and between health policy makers and policy users.

The Editorial Board invites authors to submit work relating to Medical Education, Bioethics, and Medical Humanities (including, but not limited to, History of Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Patient Stories, Graphic Medicine, Theater of the Oppressed, Disability Studies, and Poetry). Authors exploring the role of arts-based interventions in medical education are encouraged to submit.

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‘Homoeopathic Pulse’ e-newsletter by Govt of NCT of Delhi

homeopulseHomoeopathic Pulse is a quarterly e-newsletter of the Homoeopathic wing of Directorate of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt of NCT of Delhi, launched with the core objective of ‘Evidence Based Homoeopathy’.

Hon’ble Minister of Health, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Dr.A.K.Walia, launched the inaugural issue of Homoeopathic Pulse on 9th September 2013

Director, Directorate of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Sh Sanjay Gihar, launched the 2nd issue of Homoeopathic Pulse on 7th December 2013

The publication is an effort on behalf of the department and its 98 functioning dispensaries as well as its two institutions with hospitals to acknowledge all the patronage, kindness and appreciation on behalf of the Government as well as the general masses.

Homoeopathic Pulse is an open access e-publication and has been envisioned to provide ‘food for thought’ for the medical students and practioners and general public alike. The contents of the newsletter include:

  • News update: Current developments in Homoeopathy at International, National & State levels.
  • Research work / Documented clinical case studies
  • Homoeopathic Materia medica and pharmacology: New drug proving, re-proving etc.
  • Clinical medicine update
  • Articles on Homoeopathic subjects by subject experts: Organon, Repertory, Homoeopathic pharmacy etc.
  • Clinical Tips in Homoeopathic practice, Hygiene & Auxiliary measures
  • Discussion on the scope of Homoeopathy
  • Photos, Videos, Power point presentations with medical significance
  • Book reviews
  • Guest corner
  • Medical Cartoons / Drug picture cartoons
  • Medical Quotes, Jokes, Crosswords, Medi-quiz
  • Up-coming events: Seminars, Health camps, CME’s etc
  • Job opportunities etc. 

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The third volume of Homoeopathic Pulse is scheduled to be released in March 2014.

We welcome suggestions and recommendations in order to improvise.

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International journal of medicinal plants & alternative medicine

The International Journal Of Medicinal Plants and Alternative Medicine (IJMPAM) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published monthly by Academe Research Journals (

IJMPAM is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of  expanding knowledge of the subject.

IJMPAM will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

  • Original articles in basic and applied research
  • Case studies
  • Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

Editorial Board members
IJMPAM is seeking for qualified reviewers as members of the review board team. IJMPAM serves as a great resource for researchers and students across the globe. We ask you to support this initiative by joining our reviewer’s team. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, kindly send us your resume to

Dr. R. Ali Hassan
International Journal of Medicinal Plants and Alternative Medicine .

The Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy

case taking 5The Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy (JCSH), ISSN 2321-6255 is an online, open access journal for case reports/studies/case series in Homeopathy.

It is fully committed to provide free access to all its contents as soon as they are published. JCSH accepts submissions via Emails and Online Submission System (OSS).

The OSS is an easy 05 steps submission process by which you may submit your article and track its progress from submission to decisions.

JCSH has adopted Case Record Format and/or CARE Case Record Guidelines as template for case reports in Homeopathy.

JCSH is indexed in Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) currently.

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British Medical Journal – BMJ – Journal review

journal2Dr Beenadas

Published 9 June 2009, doi:10.1136/bmj.b2030

Research – Self administered cognitive screening test  (tym) for detection of alzheimer’s disease: cross sectional study

Jeremy Brownconsultant neurologistGeorge Pengasclinical research fellowKate Dawsonresearch nurseLucy A Brownhonorary research assistantPhilip Clatworthyclinical research fellow

Department of Neurology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Abstract :Objective To evaluate a cognitive test, the TYM (“test your memory”), in the detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Design Cross sectional study.

Setting Outpatient departments in three hospitals, including a memory clinic.

Participants 540 control participants aged 18-95 and 139 patients attending a memory clinic with dementia/amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Intervention Cognitive test designed to use minimal operator time and to be suitable for non-specialist use.

Main outcome measures Performance of normal controls on the TYM. Performance of patients with Alzheimer’s disease on the TYM compared with age matched controls. Validation of the TYM with two standard tests (the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised (ACE-R)). Sensitivity and specificity of the TYM in the detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Results Control participants completed the TYM with an average score of 47/50. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease scored an average of 33/50. The TYM score shows excellent correlation with the two standard tests. A score of 42/50 had a sensitivity of 93% and specificity of 86% in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The TYM was more sensitive in detection of Alzheimer’s disease than the mini-mental examination, detecting 93% of patients compared with 52% for the mini-mental state examination. The negative and positive predictive values of the TYM with the cut off of 42 were 99% and 42% with a prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease of 10%. Thirty one patients with non-Alzheimer dementias scored an average of 39/50.

Conclusions The TYM can be completed quickly and accurately by normal controls. It is a powerful and valid screening test for the detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia and other cognitive problems are common. An estimated 24 million individuals in the world have dementia and the number affected will double every 20 years. Milder forms of cognitive dysfunction, including mild cognitive impairment, affect many more people. Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest form of dementia. Cognitive problems are a feature of many neurological and medical diseases including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, head injury, and epilepsy.

Assessment of a patient’s cognition is a crucial part of many medical consultations. Cognitive tests aid the diagnosis of dementia and are important in the medical and social management of patients and in the assessment of capacity.

Many cognitive tests are available but none meets the three critical requirements for widespread use by a non-specialist—that is, take minimal operator time to administer, test a reasonable range of cognitive functions, and are sensitive to mild Alzheimer’s disease. We designed the TYM (“test your memory”) to fulfil these requirements.

The TYM was administered to 540 normal controls aged 18-95, 108 patients with Alzheimer’s disease/amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and 31 patients with non-Alzheimer’s degenerative dementias. The test was validated by comparing scores with those obtained with the mini-mental state examination and Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised. The Addenbrooke’s revised test was developed from the original examination and is similar in both content and scoring. We determined the specificity and sensitivity of the TYM in the detection of Alzheimer’s disease by comparing the scores of 94 patients with Alzheimer’s disease with the scores of 282 age matched controls.

The TYM test
The TYM is a series of 10 tasks on a double sided sheet of card. The patient’s ability to complete the test is an 11th task. The tasks are orientation (10 points), ability to copy a sentence (2 points), semantic knowledge (3 points), calculation (4 points), verbal fluency (4 points), similarities (4 points), naming (5 points), visuospatial abilities ( 2 tasks, total 7 points), and recall of a copied sentence (6 points). The ability to do the test is also scored (5 points), giving a possible total of 50 points.

Selection of patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Patients were seen and diagnosed by a consultant neurologist with an interest in dementia in a dedicated memory clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Patients attended the memory clinic underwent neurological assessment, the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised (which includes the mini-mental state examination), structural imaging, and blood tests. Many also had a psychiatric and neuropsychological assessment. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease was made with the NINCDS-ARDRA (National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke-Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association).

A total of 108 patients (59 men, 49 women) received a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed in 85 and amnestic mild cognitive impairment in 23. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment has clinical and pathological similarities to Alzheimer’s disease  and patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment who score poorly on the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination are likely to progress to Alzheimer’s disease.   These patients were regarded as having early Alzheimer’s disease. Nine patients with a diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment who scored below the cut off for dementia on the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised (83 ) were included in the Alzheimer’s cohort. Patients with a diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment who score well on the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination are unlikely to progress to Alzheimer’s disease over the next two years ; such patients might never progress to Alzheimer’s disease and might return to normal.  The 14 patients with a diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment who scored >83 on the ACE-R were analysed separately.

Testing and validation
The 94 patients in the Alzheimer’s cohort were given the TYM as well as the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised (that includes the mini-mental state examination). The TYM was administered when the patient first arrived in the clinic.

Performance of TYM v other tests in other forms of dementia and mild cognitive impairment
In the same period, 31 patients (17 men, 14 women; average age 63.3) with other degenerative dementias seen in the Addenbrooke’s memory clinic as new patients were given the TYM and Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised. Of these patients, 16 had dementia with Lewy bodies, 13 had frontotemporal dementia, and two had progressive supranuclear palsy.

Results : We examined the effect of sex on TYM scores by comparing the average scores for 100 men and 100 women in a cohort of age matched controls. Mean age for both groups was 61 years. The mean score for both groups was 47.4.

Alzheimer’s disease and test validation
Ninety four patients with Alzheimer’s with an average age of 69.0 were tested with the TYM, the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised, and the mini-mental state examination.

We found strong and significant correlations between all scores in patients with Alzheimer. Older patients with Alzheimer’s (aged over 70) scoredslightly better on the TYM than the younger patients with Alzheimer’s.

Comparison of TYM scores
As expected, patients with Alzheimer’s were particularly impaired on anterograde memory scores relative to controls. Patients also scored poorly on semantic knowledge, fluency, visuospatial tasks, and executive function.

TYM in non-Alzheimer’s dementias
The average mini-mental score is above the cut off for dementia, while the TYM and Addenbrooke’s average scores are well below it, suggesting superior sensitivity of the TYM and the Addenbrooke’s test in the diagnosis of non-Alzheimer’s dementias.

TYM in patients with mild cognitive impairment 
The patients with mild cognitive impairment scored highly on all cognitive tests. Their scores on 10 of the subtests of TYM were similar to controls, but they tended to score worse than controls on anterograde memory.

Discussion :In this cross sectional study, the new “test your memory” test (TYM) was quick to use and detected 93% of cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Control participants completed the TYM quickly and accurately. From the age of 18 to 70 the average score was stable at 47/50, with a small decline after this age. Scores on all subsets of the TYM deteriorated with age, with the exception of semantic knowledge (these questions were designed for older patients).

There was no significant difference in TYM scores between male and female controls.

Use in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease performed much poorer than controls on the TYM. They scored an average of 33/50; 13.4 points below the control group. Subtest analysis of scores in patients with Alzheimer’s showed that all parts of the test, except copying a sentence, are performed less well by patients than controls. There is the expected pattern in patients with Alzheimer’s performing poorly on tests of anterograde memory, semantic knowledge, fluency, and visuospatial tasks. They perform better (although still significantly worse than controls) on naming, orientation, similarities, and calculation subtests. Patients performed worse than controls in the copying subtest, but the difference was not significant; this test was probably too easy to identity patients with mild Alzheimer’s.

We separately analysed patients with mild memory problems. These patients had a clinical diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment and scored well on the Addenbrooke’s examination (>83). Amnestic mild cognitive impairment can be a prodrome of Alzheimer’s, but some affected patients have mild problems that do not progress. The Addenbrooke’s test is a good indicator of which patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (or questionable dementia) will develop progressive dementia in the two years after testing: patients who score 80 are likely to progress, patients who score >80 are unlikely to progress. In this study as we used the higher cut off of 83, the accepted cut off for dementia for the Addenbrooke’s test, some non-progressive patients might have been included in the Alzheimer’s cohort. The patients with mild cognitive impairment scored an average of 45/50 on the TYM, with a trend towards problems in anterograde memory; they scored well in other subtests of the test.

Other strengths and weaknesses of TYM
The TYM has several other advantages over current bedside cognitive tests. TYM is a good screening test for memory problems. A score above 42 (that is, 43) correctly excludes the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease on 97% of occasions, even when the prevalence is as high as 30%. In unselected groups the positive predictive value of a score of 42 is relatively low, showing that the test alone cannot be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. In selected groups where the prevalence of Alzheimer’s will be higher—for example, older patients with memory complaints—the positive predictive value of a score 42 is much higher.

Dementia :It is defined as an acquired deterioration in cognitive abilities that impairs the successful performance of activities of daily living. Memory is the most common cognitive ability lost with dementia. In addition to memory, other mental faculties are also affected in dementia; these include language, visuospatial ability, calculation, judgment, and problem solving. Neuropsychiatric and social deficits also develop in many dementia syndromes, resulting in depression, withdrawal, hallucinations, delusions, agitation, insomnia, and disinhibition.

Functional Anatomy of the Dementias : Dementia results from the disruption of cerebral neuronal circuits. Behavior and mood are modulated by noradrenergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic pathways, while acetylcholine seems to be particularly important for memory. Therefore, the loss of cholinergic neurons in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may underlie the memory impairment, while in patients with non-AD dementias, the loss of serotonergic and glutaminergic neurons causes primarily behavioral symptoms, leaving memory relatively spared.

AD begins in the entorhinal cortex, spreads to the hippocampus, and then moves to posterior temporal and parietal neocortex, eventually causing a relatively diffuse degeneration throughout the cerebral cortex

AD primarily presents as memory loss and is often associated with aphasia or other disturbances of language. In contrast, patients with frontal lobe or subcortical dementias such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or Huntington’s disease (HD) are less likely to begin with memory problems and more likely to have difficulties with attention, judgment, awareness, and behavior.

The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex has connections with dorsolateral caudate, globus pallidus, and thalamus. Lesions of these pathways result in poor organization and planning, decreased cognitive flexibility, and impaired judgment.

The lateral orbital frontal cortex connects with the ventromedial caudate, globus pallidus, and thalamus. Lesions of these connections cause irritability, impulsiveness, and distractibility.

The anterior cingulate cortex connects with the nucleus accumbens, globus pallidus, and thalamus. Interruption of these connections produces apathy and poverty of speech or even akinetic mutism.

The single strongest risk factor for dementia is increasing age

Most Common Causes of Dementia 

  1. Alzheimer’s disease
  2. Vascular dementia
  3. Multi-infarct
  4. Diffuse white matter disease (Binswanger’s)
  5. Alcoholisma
  6. Parkinson’s disease Drug/medication intoxicationa

Benign forgetfulness of the elderly- loss of memory is a natural part of aging.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)- A cognitive problem that has begun to subtly interfere with daily activities. MCI will progress to frank dementia, usually caused by AD.

Vascular Dementia :Dementia associated with cerebral vascular disease can be divided into two general categories: multi-infarct dementia and diffuse white matter disease (also called leukoaraiosis, subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy or Binswanger’s disease). Cerebral vascular disease appears to be a more common cause of dementia in Asia

Individuals who have had several strokes may develop chronic cognitive deficits, commonly called multi-infarct dementia. Many multi-infarct dementia patients have a history of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, or other manifestations of widespread atherosclerosis. Physical examination usually shows focal neurologic deficits such as hemiparesis, a unilateral Babinski reflex, a visual field defect, or pseudobulbar palsy.

Some individuals with dementia are discovered on MRI to have bilateral abnormalities of subcortical white matter, termed diffuse white matter disease, often occurring in association with lacunar infarctions. Early symptoms are mild confusion, apathy, changes in personality, depression, psychosis, memory, and spatial or executive deficits.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) often begins when the patient is in the fifth to seventh decades, and in this age group it is nearly as common as AD. Most studies suggest that FTD is twice as common in men as it is in women. Unlike AD, behavioral symptoms predominate in the early stages of FTD. The distinguishing anatomic hallmark of FTD is a marked lobar atrophy of temporal and/or frontal lobes.

Pick’s disease was described as a progressive degenerative disorder characterized clinically by selective involvement of the anterior frontal and temporal neocortex and pathologically by intracellular inclusions (Pick bodies).

Parkinson’s disease (PD)- The occurrence of dementia in PD is more likely with increasing age, increasing severity of extrapyramidal signs, a long duration of disease, and the presence of depression. These patients also show cortical atrophy.There may be Alzheimer changes in the cortex , neuronal Lewy body inclusions in both the substantia nigra and the cortex, or no specific microscopic changes other than gliosis and neuronal loss.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies – The parkinsonian dementia syndromes  unified by the presence of Lewy bodies in both the substantia nigra and the cortex. The clinical syndrome is characterized by visual hallucinations, parkinsonism, fluctuating alertness, falls, and often REM sleep behavior disorder. Dementia can precede or follow the appearance of parkinsonism.

Approximately 10% of all persons over the age of 70 have significant memory loss, and in more than half the cause is AD.AD can occur in any decade of adulthood, but it is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. AD most often presents with subtle onset of memory loss followed by a slowly progressive dementia that has a course of several years.

Pathologically, there is diffuse atrophy of the cerebral cortex with secondary enlargement of the ventricular system. Microscopically, there are neuritic plaques containing amyloid, silver-staining neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in neuronal cytoplasm, and accumulation of  amyloid in arterial walls of cerebral blood vessels.

Clinical Manifestations
The cognitive changes with AD tend to follow a characteristic pattern, beginning with memory impairment and spreading to language and visuospatial deficits. Once the memory loss begins to affect day-to-day activities or falls below 1.5 standard deviations from normal on standardized memory tasks, the disease is defined as MCI. Approximately 50% of MCI individuals will progress to AD within 5 years.

Slowly the cognitive problems begin to interfere with daily activities. Language becomes impaired—first naming, then comprehension, and finally fluency. In some patients, aphasia is an early and prominent feature. Apraxia emerges, and patients have trouble performing sequential motor tasks. Visuospatial deficits begin to interfere with dressing, eating, solving simple puzzles, and copying geometric figures. Patients may be unable to do simple calculations or tell time. In the late stages of the disease, some persons remain ambulatory but wander aimlessly. Loss of judgment, reason, and cognitive abilities is inevitable. Delusions are common.

Some patients develop a shuffling gait with generalized muscle rigidity associated with slowness and awkwardness of movement. Patients often look parkinsonian  but rarely have a rapid, rhythmic, resting tremor. In end-stage AD, patients become rigid, mute, incontinent, and bedridden.

Genetic Considerations
One genetic factor is the APP gene on chromosome 21. Adults with trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome) consistently develop the typical neuropathologic hallmarks of AD if they survive beyond age 40.

Building rapport with the patient, family members, and other caregivers is essential. In the early stages of AD, memory aids such as notebooks and posted daily reminders can be helpful. Communication and repeated calm reassurance are necessary.

Lecturer, Department of MM
Govt. Homeopathic Medical College. Calicut

Antioxidants in the treatment & prevention of oral cancer



KDJ :- Quaterly publication of Indian Dental Associassion, Kerala State Branch.


  • QUIZ

ABSTRACT : The objective of this review is to emphasize the important of the chemo preventive role of antioxidant nutrients like Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (tocopherol succinate) etc. against oral cancer. 

INTRODUCTION : Oral cavity cancer is one of the ten most frequent cancer in the world; some of the highest rates are in developing countries, where up to 25% of all malignancies are found in the oral cavity. Cancer is the product of interaction of genetic factors and environment exposures like ionizing radiation, smoking, specific infectious agents and dietary factors which develops over a long time and progresses through many stages. Tobacco is the predominant case of this disease. Alcohol use is a risk factor that acts synergistically with tobacco. Thus, the major risk factor for oral cancer is the same as that of some other common diseases. (Eg: emphysema, lung cancer and heart disease). Consequently, prevention strategies for oral cancer, such as discontinuing tobacco use, can affect many life threatening diseases; other prevention modalities, such as nutritional agents, may similarly be beneficial for several chronic diseases.  

Carcinogenesis involves several sequential stages: Initiation, promotion and progression. Clinical efforts in cancer therapeutics have been mainly concentrated on the final stage of this disease (i.e, invasive cancer). Such an approach has limited effect especially when the goal is prevention.

Abuse of a alcohol and tobacco has serious nutritional implication for the host and generates increased production of reactive free radicals as well as eliciting immunosuppresion. Smoking also results in lower B-carotene concentrations in plasma and oral mucosal cells. A chemo preventive role exists for the so called antioxidant nutrients (Beta-carotene, Vitamin E) against oral cavity cancer. In several epidemiologic studies; low intake of Vit.E, carotinoids or both, like in starvation or malnutrition have been associated with a higher cancer risk. Cancer chemoprevention is a new promising strategy for prevention, inhibition or reversal of carcinogenesis.

Active oxygen species and other reactive free radicals mediate phenotype and genotype alterations that lead from mutation to neoplasisa. Antioxidants or free radical scavengers, both nature and synthetic, neutralize metabolic products, interfere with activation of procarcinogens, prevent binding of carcinogens to DNA, inhibit chromosome aberrations, restrain replication of the transformers cells, suppress action of precancerous oral lesions such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia. The main types of free radicals include the hydroxyl radial (OH), the nitric oxide radical (NO) and the lipid peroxyl radical (LOO). 

Epidermological studies conducted world wide, point to the fact that a low intake of fruits and vegetables of high carotenoid content is directly proportional with  increased risk of cancer  especially head and neck cancer. Few studies are quoted underneath.

  • Assessment of oxidative DNA damage  in 24 vegetarians, compared to 24 non-vegetarians showed that DNA strand breaks oxidized purine were significantly lower in vegetarians. Sufficient antioxidative status is crucial in free radical defense. Intake of protective food commodities were  significantly higher in vegetarians; thus less risk to oral cancer.
  • In a case control study done  in Italy on 105 cases; besides significant and strong correlation of oral cancer with tobacco and  its products, alcohol etc.  It was also found out that consumption of 6 food items – milk, meat, cheese, carrot, green vegetables and fruits – were inversely correlated with the development of oral cancer.
  • Stitch et al and more recently Peng et al found that cigarette smokers who are always at risk for oral malignancy, have lower plasma concentrations of  carotinoids and  beta-carotene than do non- smokers.
  • Another case control study on 227 women North Carolina, USA with oral cavity or pharyngeal cancer  and 405 matched controls  showed the protectve effect of diet rich in fruits and vegetables.



Few laboratory evidence are stated below :-

1. Stitch et  al has demonstrated the capacity of carotinoids to block genotoxic damage in Chinese Hamster ovary cells caused by oral carcinogens such as extracts of areca nut.

2. In another study, oral squamous carcinoma was developed in the buccal pouch of Syrian GoldHamsters, by painting 0.5 %  7, 12- dimethylbenz anthracene, thrice a weak for 14 weeks. Results showed that a antioxidant (antilipidperoxidative),  extract of Tephrosia Purpurea had the chemopreventive  potential in such


3. In malnutrition there is marked depletion of the key antioxidant  nutrients as well as reduced glutathions in the human  and in  experimented animals. GSH status has been shown protective against  chemically produced oral cancers and leukoplakia in adult Hamsters.

4.  Studies showed a pronounced reduction in cancer risk with the use of  13 cisretinoic acid, the provitamin A antioxidant. Antioxident   supplements (30mg beta carotene, 1000mg ascorbic acid and 800 IU  of  alpha tocopherol) were given to 79 patients with oral leukoplakia   with  improvement noted in 55.7%  of patients. The supplement was  intended to increase  tissue levels of beta carotene, ascorbic acid and  alpha tocopherol.


The role of antioxidants in cancer  chemoprevention can be summarized as :

  1. inhibits oral cavity carcinogenesis
  2. reduces the risk of developing oral cancer.
  3. causes reversal of premalignent lesion like oral leukoplakia.

Oxidative damage is recognized as playing a role in the pathogenesis of cancer  which could arise from incorrect nutritional habits and lifestyle practices. This process can cause DNA damage, which is a basic mechanism in cancer induction. Sufficient antioxidative status is crucial in free radical defense.  To reduce the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer, especially oral cell carcinoma, diet must be optimized, primarily to reduce calorie intake, monosaturated fat and red or processed  meat. Optimal levels of daily allowance of micronutrients like vitamin C, E, antioxidants, alpha-carotene and folate are effective in prevention of oral cancer. Antioxidants can be mainly alpha-carotene, tea, fresh fruits and vegetables. The strongest protection was apparently attributed to the frequent consumption of fruits (antioxidants and fibre ), which appears to be a particulatly important proactive factor against oral cancer.

Consumption of fried or broiled foods and employment of microwave cooking ( formation of heterocyclic amines ) must be avoided because of increasing risk of oral cancer including salivary gland tumours. Antioxident can inhibit or decrease the production of compounds, which can induce cancer caused by frying or broiling proteins and food that generate heterocyclic amines.

Abuse of alcohol and tobacco (both smoking and smokeless) has serious nutritional implications for the host and generates increased production of reactive free radicals as well as  eliciting immunosuppression. Antioxidant can also inhibit reactions of the tobacco specific nitrosamine, which undergo specific activation and detoxification process and may be important carcinogens.

Antioxidants such as quercetin  in garlic and onion, genistein on soy, sulforaphone in broccoli can control activation reactions that promote carcinogenesis. The beverage tea can also act as an antioxidant and inhibit  the  carcinogenic effect  of cigarette and tobacco.

The important dietary micronutrients that  are antioxidant in action include vitamin A, vitamin E (alpha- tocopherol), precursors of Vit. A (beta- carotene), Vitamin C,  lycopene,  folate and Zinc.

Recommended dailyrequirments:-

Vitamin C (males) – 90mg/day to 2000mg/day.

Females – 75mg/day to 2000mg/ day.

Vitamin E  – 15mg/day to 1000mg/day.

Dietary  essential mineral elements are constituents of several important anti-oxidant enzymes. These include selenium, copper, zinc, manganese and iron. Ascorbic acid spares GSH  and also regenerates the active reduced form of vitamen E from the Vitamin E radical. It protects alpha- 1- protease inhibitor from inactivation by the free radicals generated during oxidative burst in neutrophils. Vitamin E is a very important antioxidant in the lipid domain and together with vitamin C it is an excellent nitrite trapping agent.

Carotenes are excellent antioxidants and radical trapping agents, particularly for peroxyl and hydroxyl radicals. Vitamin A has antioxidant activity on singlet oxygen.

The reversal or regression of premalignent regions such as leukoplakia is an important stategery  for cancer prevention. Any agents selected for trials in premalignent lesion  the ultimate goal of which is application for cancer prevention, should have minimal or preferably no toxicity because many subjects whose lesions are unlikely to progress to cancer will be exposed to be the intervention. If the objects is to develop agents for use by general population to reduce the incidence of oral cancer, then agents preferred are antioxidants such as beta- carotene and vitamin E. Intervention trails on betel, quid-tobacco chewers show that administration of Vitamin A cause complete remission of leukoplakia. The most commonly used synthetic retinol, 13 cis- retinoic acid, is toxic even when given at very low dose. There is therefore increasing emphasis on the use of relatively non-toxic antioxidants such as beta-carotene and Vit.E.

Numerous lines of evidence suggest a potential role of beta- carotene and other antioxidants in preventing oral cavity malignancy. The evidence in favour of these agents is derived from a wide range of specialities, including epidermology, laboratory studies and clinical trails. We can reduce the risk of oral cancer through changing diet by

  1. avoiding formation of carcinogens
  2. reducing their metabolic activation
  3.  increasing their detoxification

Diets high in antioxidants can perform the above said actions. Consuption of alcohol and diets rich in monosaturated fat, fried or broiled foods, microwave cooking all these increases the risk of oral cancer. Micronutrients also have important role in prevention of oral cancer.

Various positive results exists concerning the chemopreventive role of antioxidants. So, such dietary improvements not only reduce the risk of oral cancer but also contribute to a healthy life to be advanced age.

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transferselectrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. As a result, antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols or polyphenols.

Antioxidant activity could be measured simply by placing the fat in a closed container with oxygen and measuring the rate of oxygen consumption. However, it was the identification of vitamins A, C, and E as antioxidants that revolutionized the field and led to the realization of the importance of antioxidants in the biochemistry of living organisms.

Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging; hence, plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and variousperoxidases. Low levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, causes oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells.

As oxidative stress might be an important part of many human diseases, the use of antioxidants in pharmacology is intensively studied, particularly as treatments for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. However, it is unknown whether oxidative stress is the cause or the consequence of disease. Antioxidants are also widely used as ingredients in dietary supplements in the hope of maintaining health and preventing diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease.

Research into how vitamin E prevents the process of lipid peroxidation led to the identification of antioxidants as reducing agents that prevent oxidative reactions, often by scavenging reactive oxygen species before they can damage cells.

Oxygen is a highly reactive molecule that damages living organisms by producing reactive oxygen species.  Consequently, organisms contain a complex network of antioxidant metabolites and enzymes that work together to prevent oxidative damage to cellular components such as DNA,proteins and lipids.

The reactive oxygen species produced in cells include hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), hypochlorous acid (HOCl), and free radicals such as thehydroxyl radical (OH) and the superoxide anion (O2).  The hydroxyl radical is particularly unstable and will react rapidly and non-specifically with most biological molecules. These oxidants can damage cells by starting chemical chain reactions such as lipid peroxidation, or by oxidizing DNA or proteins. Damage to DNA can cause mutations and possibly cancer, if not reversed by DNA repair mechanisms, while damage to proteins causes enzyme inhibition, denaturation and protein degradation.

The use of oxygen as part of the process for generating metabolic energy produces reactive oxygen species. In this process, the superoxide anion is produced as a by-product of several steps in the electron transport chain. Particularly important is the reduction of coenzyme Q in complex III, since a highly reactive free radical is formed as an intermediate (Q·). This unstable intermediate can lead to electron “leakage”, when electrons jump directly to oxygen and form the superoxide anion, instead of moving through the normal series of well-controlled reactions of the electron transport chain.

Antioxidants are classified into two broad divisions, depending on whether they are soluble in water (hydrophilic) or in lipids (hydrophobic). In general, water-soluble antioxidants react with oxidants in the cell cytosol and the blood plasma, while lipid-soluble antioxidants protect cell membranes from lipid peroxidation. These compounds may be synthesized in the body or obtained from the diet.

The relative importance and interactions between these different antioxidants is  very, with the various metabolites and enzyme systems havingsynergistic and interdependent effects on one another. The action of one antioxidant may therefore depend on the proper function of other members of the antioxidant system. The amount of protection provided by any one antioxidant will also depend on its concentration, its reactivity towards the particular reactive oxygen species being considered, and the status of the antioxidants with which it interacts.

Some compounds contribute to antioxidant defense by chelating transition metals and preventing them from catalyzing the production of free radicals in the cell. Particularly important is the ability to sequester iron, which is the function of iron-binding proteins such as transferrin andferritin.  Selenium and zinc are commonly referred to as antioxidant nutrients, but these chemical elements have no antioxidant action themselves and are instead required for the activity of  some antioxidant enzymes.

Lecturer, Department of MM
Govt. Homeopathic Medical College. Calicut

Asian Journal of Homoeopathy – a journal for homeo research

Journal Review by Dr  Mansoor Ali 

A quality research oriented journal which will highlights the latest developments in the field of homeopathy to enable the students, teachers, scholars, institutions and manufacturers to understand and utilise the excellent research works being carried out in India and abroad.

As the caption implies strengthening homeopathy through research” – a new innovative research oriented magazine from the research people. A need of the moment.

Why has homoeopathy baffled some people, with vested interest, all over the world? Some facts about the growth of Homoeopathy speaks for itself:

WHO report, which states that most of the studies published in the last 40 years have shown homeopathic remedies to be superior to placebo and “equivalent to conventional medicines in the treatment of illnesses, in both humans and animals”. (,11381,1556831,00.html)

The World Health Organisation states that Homoeopathy is the second most used medical system internationally, with over $1 Billon in expenditures for such therapy. Twenty to 30 percent of French & German physicians use Homoeopathy in clinical practice. In Great Britain, five Homoeopathic hospitals are part of the National health System, and over 30% of generalists use Homoeopathy. In the United states, there are more that 500 physicians and 5000 non-physicians using Homoeopathy in clinical practice, and 2.5 million Americans currently use Homoeopathic medicines – of which two-thirds are self-prescribed spending more than $250 million annually .17

It has always been pondered whether homoeopathy is an art, science, or merely a placebo. To combat antagonism, innumerous scientific researches have been carried out to sustain Homoeopathy as a complete scientific system. Of course, further researches are needed to answer all the pertinent questions in lingo of science to shut the mouths up of the ignorant people unnecessarily doing mess about in the meadow of Homoeopathy.

Homeopathy is the second largest system in the world, widely used and economical but lacks some evidence based research and data in order to prove its efficacy to the scientific community. Their intention is to give the most authentic information on homeopathy to the world including its strength and weakness and how to overcome it. Let us hope these people will do the best and this journal will become a platform to researchers in homeopathy. Contribute by subscribing this journal.

Current Issue deals with
1. Evidence to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic treatment in sub clinical hypothyroidism
2. Transforming of a homeopathic physician to a researcher
3. Evidence based clinical study on the effect of homeopathic drugs in psoriasis
4. A clinical verification of Kent’s correspondence of Organon and Direction of Cure
5. A pilot study on the effect of Aresenicum album in alochol dependence
6. Cardiovascular disorders- Angina pectoris and myocardial infarction
7. Science and art of writing a synopsis for preparation for your dissertation
8. Research methods in homeopathy- review and future perspective
9. Clinical trial – Tranquil- A clinical study
10. High dilution a Paradox- scientific homeopathy
11. Scope of research in homeopathy
12. Book review- A scientific handbook of Homeopathic Medicine, Homeopathic Proving of Choclate
13. Product review – Hompath MD
14. Research abstract that can be useful

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Homoeopathic medical panorama – Journal by IHMA

ihmaDr Jubin John  BHMS MD

Homoeopathic Medical Panorama is a trimonthly journal published by Indian Homoeopathic Medical Association October-December 2005, Vol-13 No.3. Editor in Chief is Dr. M.E.Prasanth Kumar. For subscription it is free for the members of IHMA. For non-members and students, prescribed subscription form given in this journal or contact Editor in Chief, Homoeopathic Medical Panorama, Vattakandy, Chombala, Vadakara.

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Articles in this book of Homoeopathic interest include 
1. Male Infertility and Oligospermia – Dr K.Saji BHMS MD(HOM)
2. Miasmatic Study of Nasal Polyp – Mathew Sebastain and Tency Jose.
3. Clinical Study- Diabetes- Homoeopathy—Dr.Ch.Prabhavathi DHMS MBS (Hom).
4.Identification of Homoeopathic Medicines- A New Approach Dr. M.Devandra Kumar.
5. Brain Festival at Mahabhaleshwar.
6. Homoeo World.
7. General World.
8. Normal and Abnormal Vital Sensations – Dr. Raman Lal P. Patel.

Other articles which appear in every issue include
a. Awake 06 Report – Dr Sanjeev. M. Lazar.
b. From the Sec. General’s Desk – Dr. S. Sreejeev.
c. State President’s Desk – Dr. T. K. Harindranath.
d. Working Report – Kerala State Dr. V. R. Girish Kumar.
e. Chapter Reports.
f. New Chapter Reports.
g. KGHMOA Page — Dr. G. Sivaramakrishnan
h. Guest Column – Dr. Thomas A. Kuruvilla.

Male Infertility and Oligospermia by Dr. Saji. K. BHMS MD(HOM).

Cases of male infertility are at increase in the world. Quality of semen is declining over the years. In about 1% of cases significant medical pathology which needs early intervention is found. Early evaluation of the male includes semen analysis and this should be done before a treatment plan is to be instituted. Semen quality is found to decrease due to increasing amounts of environmental toxins; often oestrogenic in effect. Management starts with avoidance of life style issues that may be detrimental to sperm quality. Infertility causes mental stress as well as financial stresses when he adopts treatment plans like Intrauterine insemination (IUI), In vitrofertilization, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA), testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) or other assisted reproductive technologies. Many modern medicine medications used for unrelated conditions have negative effects on sperm quality. Surgical procedures on the aetiological factors of defective spermatogenesis like varicocoele itself are a factor may lead to oligospermia or azoospermia.

In Homoeopathy it is not discussed with enough importance by any of the authors. Rubric male infertility in most of the repertories contains only a few medicines. Defective sperm is the most common reason of male infertility and main spermal anomalies are
a. Aspermia – Failure of formation or emission of semen.
b. Azoospermia – Absence of sperms in the ejaculate.
c. Oligospermia – Reduced sperm count (< 20 million/ml).
d. Asthenospermia – Motility deficiency.
e. Teratospermia – More malformed sperm cells.
f. Necrospermia – Dead or motionless sperm cells.
g. Polyspermia – Sperm count more than normal.
h. Globozoospermia – Round headed sperms.
i. Haematospermia – Blood cells in semen.

Oligospermia : Definition : Refers to sperm densities of less than 20 million sperm per ml of semen or a total count of less than 50million sperm.
Classification : Depending on the count, oligospermia is divided into mild,moderate and severe.
Mild : 10-20 million sperm cells /ml.
Moderate 5-10 million sperm cells/ml.
Severe below 5 million sperm cells/ml.

Dilution oligospermia : In conditions where the semen volume is 5 ml or more, count/ml may fall below normal. This is called dilution oligospermia.

Prevalence of the condition : About 10% of the couples suffer from the trouble of infertility. Among them 40 % are caused by male factors, 30% by female factors and the rest 30% by combined factors both male and female.

Azoospermia forms 10% of male infertility in long standing cases. Disorders of sperm transport cause infertility in 6% infertile men. In 5% of cases the cause is found to be the autoimmunity. Congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens is found in 1% of patients attending male infertility clinic.

May be broadly divided into Physiological and Pathological.

A. Physiological
1. Frequent intercourse
2. Old age.

B. Pathological : Reduction in sperm density may be due to
1. Defective spermatogenesis.
2. Partial obstruction of the efferent ducts.
A. Defective spermatogenesis are
1. Congenital
a. Undescended testes or maldescended testes.
b. Cystic fibrosis.
2. Primary testicular diseases.
3. Thermal factor
a. Varicocoele, big hydrocoele or filariasis.
b. Using tight garments; working in hot atmosphere.
c. High fevers.
4. Infections
a. Mumps, orchitis after puberty.
b. Systemic illness, bacterial or viral
c. Infections of the seminal vesicle or prostate.
d. T.mycoplasma or Chlamydia trachomatis infection.
e. Orchitis occurring in lepromatous leprosy.
5. General factors.
a. Chronic debilitating diseases.
b. Malnutrition.
c. Heavy smoking.
d. Alcoholism.
e. Narcotics.
f. Granulomatous diseases especially lewprosy.
6. Endocrine factors
a. Diabetes.
b. Pituatory adenoma, hypopituitarism
c. Thyroid dysfunction.
d. Adrenal tumors, adrenal hyperplasia.
e. Hyperprolactinoma.
7. Genetic
a. Klinefetler’s syndrome.
b. Reinfelter’s syndrome.
8. Iatrogenic
a. Radiation
b. Drugs.
9. Mechanical
a. Trauma to testes, accidental or surgical.
10. Occupational
a. Exposure to toxic substances or hazards on the job such as lead, cadmium, manganese, mercury; ethylene oxide; vinyl chloride, radioactivity and x-rays.
11. Nutritional supplements
a. Saw palmetto.
12. Neurological diseases
a. Paraplegia.
b. Dystrophica myotonica.
13. Hepatic failure.
14. Renal failure.
15. Auto immune disorders.
a. Polyglandular autoimmune failure.
16. Systemic diseases
a. Sickle cell disease.
b. Amyloidosis.
c. Hodgkin’s Disease
17. Immotile cilia syndrome.
18. Androgen resistance.
19. Retrograde ejaculation.
20. Idiopathic.

B. Obstruction of the efferent ducts :
Obstruction may be at any level starting from rete testes, epididymis, in the vas deferens or in the ejaculatory duct.
1. Congenital
a. Unilateral absence of vas deferens (C.AV.D).
b. Unilateral absence of corpus or cauda epididymis.
2. Infection
a. Tubercular.
b. Gonococcal.
c. Chlymydia.
d. Leprosy.
3. Surgical trauma
a. Herniorrhaphy.
b. Hydrocoele operation.
c. Varicocoele operation.
4. In utero Diethylstilbesterol exposure.
5. Young’s syndrome.
6. Torsion of the testis.
7. Idiopathic.

Among these varicoele, because of its prevalence, worth a special mention.
Varicocoele are an enlargement of the veins that run along the spermatic cord in the scrotum, ie the pampiniform or cremasteric plexi. It may be present in 15% of males but all may not necessarily suffer from infertility or oligospermia. But it may be the cause in 30-40% of males. This develop when when defective valves in the veins allow the normally one-way flow of blood to back up in the abdomen. Blood then flows from abdomen to scrotum where a hostile environment for sperm development is created. Prolonged elevated temperature has a detrimental effect on sperm production. Due to raised temperature of scrotum; it is also referred to as “ hot testicles”.

Abnormal concentration of adrenal and renal substances impede development of normal sperm.
Abnormal venous blood flow increases metabolic waste products and decreases availability of oxygen and nutrients required for sperm development.
Long term effects of compromised circulation interfere with androgen (hormone) production.
They may be small, develop slowly with no symptoms. Some are large and are visible in scrotum. Other symptoms
Include painless testicular lump, scrotal swelling or bulge
Within scrotum. Although they can develop on either side
On either side of testicle; 85% develop on similar side. They
Are non-tender twisted mass that feel similar to a bag of worms. It disappears on lying down. To be properly identified during physical examination the patient must stand and must be asked to bear down (or cough). It develops between ages 15-25 years old. More than 80% of men with secondary infertility have varicocoele. It progressively declines fertility.
As days of sexual abstinence increases mean spermatozoal concentration x 1000000/ml also increases.

Semen analysis :
Recommendation for standards in semen analysis :
Abstinence 5 (3-7 days).
Collection Masturbation(coitus interruptus).
Volume 2-6 ml.
Viscosity Full liquefaction within 60 mts.
Sperm density 40- 250 million/ml.
Sperm motility
Good- Very good.
First hour – greater than or equal to 60%. 2-3 hour- greater than or equal to 50%.
Vitality Less than or equal to 35% of dead cells.
Sperm morphology Greater than or equal to 60% normal.
Acid phosphatase 25,000 -60,000 IU/ml.
Zinc 90- 250 microgram /ml.
Fructose 150- 600 mg/ml.
Medicines for male infertility and oligospermia (on the basis of Homoeopathic literature).

Ist grade (Underlined uppercase) : Ferr.
2nd grade (Upper case) : Arg-m.,Cobalt-nitr.,Rauw-serp.,Sulfa.,X-ray.
3rd grade (Bold lower case) : Lepr.
4th grade (Italics) :
5th grade (Lower case) : Bac 7.,Bufo.,Chin-s.,Con.,Dam.,Iod.,Phos.,Sel.,Strych.,Agar.,Aur.,Aur-m.,Ham.,Lapp.,Mill.,Nat-p.,Sabal.,Still.,Thyr.
6th grade (Lower case in parenthesis) : Bers-i.,Cissu.c.,Cortico.,Erios-co.,Grew.oc.,Gunn.p.,Lac.d.,Pyren,.sc.,Rub.c.,,Trium.r.,

Azoospermia :
2nd grade : Cobalt nitr.
5th grade : Chin-s.,Con.,Dam.,Iod.,Strych.
3rd grade : Lepr.
5th grade : Sulfa.

by Dr.Mathew Sebastian and Dr.Tency Jose

Abstract :
A study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathic medicine in the treatment of nasal polyp. Miasmatic analysis revealed that people with psoric and sycotic manifestations are prone to develop nasal polyp. Homoeopathic treatment was found to be much effective in controlling the disease.

Introduction :
Nasal polyps are one of the mass lesions of nasal cavity. Approximately 2% of the population have tissue swellings inside the nose and sinuses can cause many of the symptoms associated with rhinosinusitis. They block nasal airways and create breathing difficulties. They inhibit proper drainage of sinus cavities creating stagnant secretions that stay in sinuses, become infected and leads to sinusitis. They present with nasal obstruction, decreased sense of smell,recurrent sinus infections and profuse nasal discharge.

Respiratory allergies are thought to be the cause of nasal polyps. These with allergy were 6 times more likely to suffer from nasal polyps. 57% of allergic children suffer from nasal polyps. Another study reported a connection with house dust mite and house dust allergies particularly in patients under 40. Other possible causes are chronic viral or bacterial infection such as staphylococcus of the sinuses,aspirin etc.

According to allopathic mode of treatment; long term treatment is required to reduce polyp size and prevent their regrowth. They have to be surgically removed. It cause complications such as anosmia, damage to orbital contents, meningitis etc.
Modern school treats the disease but Homoeopathy treats the patient. Diagnosis of the disease is the aim of the modern school but disease individualization and diagnosis of person is aim of the Homoeopaths. We study by knowing the totality of symptoms and individualization. Miasmatic analysis is integral part of Homoeopathic evaluation of every individual case of chronic disease. Its synthesis provides insight into the pace and prognosis for the individual under consideration. Early identification of latent miasmatic traits and evaluation of predominant miasm in individual enables us to initiate suitable preventive and curative measures.

Materials and Methods :
Study on a sample of 30 patients suffering from polyps during the period during the period 1-1-04 to 15-1-05. Patients selected irrespective of age, sex, occupation and socioeconomic status. Patients with neoplastic polyp and rhinosporidiosis are excluded from the study.

Complete history of illness taken from patients according to guidelines given in Organon of Medicine. Subjective as well as objective symptoms are considered. Totality is taken and patients are individualized. Miasmatic diagnosis is done by analysis and evaluation of symptoms.
Treatment :
Radar Computerised Repertory is used for repertorisation. Medicines are given on the basis of totality of symptoms and individualization. 200,1M and 10M used depending on susceptibility and age of the patient. Repetition and change of potency are done according to presenting picture of the patient. Treatment is continued for 1 year with periodic assessment and evaluation after every month.
Patients are restrained from too much coffee, tea and spicy food.

That interferes with action of remedy. Alcohol, smoking and chewing tobacco avoided. Patients with allergic rhinitis advised to stay from excessive cold and dust conditions.

Progress of treatment is assessed by observing changes in size of polyp and also in associated symptoms. Symptoms used for purpose of analysis are nasal obstruction, sneezing, nasal discharge and headache. Depending on intensity of symptoms graded as absent, mild, moderate and severe.

Statistical analysis :
Patients classified on the basis of age, sex and underlying miasm. This is examined using chi-square test.

Results and Discussion :
Analysis of symptoms showed that most of the patients had history of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Major symptoms associated with nasal obstruction, sneezing, nasal discharge and headache. Effectiveness assessed by observing change in size and associated symptoms. Most of patients reported signs of relief from symptoms in second month of treatment. CT Scan analysis showed gradual reduction in polyp size from 6th month onwards.

Results classified into absent, mild, moderate and severe to quantify extent of change.

In the case of nasal obstruction 56.66% could completely recover as a result of treatment. The percentage of mild, moderate and severe categories showed a corresponding decline. 13.33% of the patients with no sneezing was increased to 76.66% at the end of the treatment.

More or less similar trend was observed in the case of nasal discharge.
Headache also showed marked improvement with the percentage in the absent category increased from 33.33% to 73.33%. It is evident from the facts that there was considerable relief of symptoms due to treatment and intensity could be reduced to a greater extent as a result of treatment.

Miasmatic analysis : by evaluating the totality and individualization.
Classified according to miasmatic expression and treatment. 53.33% of psora, 23.33% of sycosis.
4 cases of psora and sycosis , 2 psora and syphilis; 1 case of trimiasm
No cases of syphilis.
Medicines were Ars alb, Calc, Lyco, Phos, Puls, Sepia, Silicea, Sulph and Thuja.
50% of psoric patients were treated with Sulphur and the rest with Phos, Calc carb or Ars alb. In sycotic patients Thuja,Sepia or Puls were used.
Out of 3 Patients with psora and sycosis Calc carb and the remaining with Puls. In the case of Psora and syphilis either Phos or Silicea was used. In trimaiasmatic case Lycopodium was the choice. Sulphur in psoric patients and Thuja in sycotic patients.
The above findings showed that nasal polyp is more common in psoric and sycotic patients and Sulphur in psoric and Thuja in sycotic patients.
Age and Sex : To examine the relationship between age and maiasmatic expression the patients were classified in a 3x 5 contigency table and analysis using Chi square test. Similarly relationship between sex andf miasm are analysed. The statistical analysis did not reveal any significant (P>0.05) relationship in both cases.

Results reveal 
1. Homoeopathic treatment is recommended for the management of nasal polyps especially when they are small in size.
2. Homoeopathy has a preventive role by which the chance of recurrence of nasal polyp is minimized.
3. Timely administered medicines help to avoid surgery and its further complications.
4. The study reveals that polyps are seen with asthma, allergic sinusitis (hay fever), chronic sinus infection and cystic fibrosis.
5. 1 in 4 people with cystic fibrosis have nasal polyps.
6. The effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines for4 the treatment of nasal polyp was also studied.
7. The study revealed that nasal polyp is more prevalent in people with psoric and sycotic manifestations and it can be effectively controlled by Homoeopathic treatment.

The author is a research officer in Govt.Research Dept(Homoeo),Dept of AYUSH, Govt of AP, Hyderabad.

Definition :
Diabetes Mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia with or without glycosuria characterized by absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Insulin allows glucose to enter body cells to convert it into energy. Insulin is also needed to synthesize protein and store fats. In uncontrolled diabetes, glucose and lipids remain in the bloodstream and damage the body’s vital organs and contribute to heart disease.

Diabetes is classified into 3 main types.

  • Type I Diabetes Mellitus or Insulin dependant Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM).
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus or Non-Insulin dependant Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM)
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Type I Diabetes :
Occurrence and Characteristics.
§ Autoimmune system wherein the immune system attacks B cells of pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin.
§ Genetic and environmental factors possibly viruses are involved.
§ Often develops in children and young adults but the disorder can appear at any age.
§ Symptoms usually develop over a short period, although B cells lapse into a life threatening diabetic coma also known as diabetic ketoacidosis.

Type II Diabetes :
Occurrence and Characteristics.
Ø The most common form of Diabetes.
Ø Due to reduced insulin secretion or peripheral resistance to action of insulin.
Ø The result is same as for Type I diabetes. Glucose builds up in the blood and the body cannot make efficient source of its main source of fuel.
Ø Often part of a metabolic syndrome that includes obesity, elevated blood pressure and high levels of blood lipids.
Ø Contributes to 90-95% of total Diabetes and one third not been diagnosed.
Ø The form of Diabetes usually develops in adults.
Ø About 80% of people with Type II Diabetes are overweight.
Ø Increase in incidence of childhood obesity leads to Type II Diabetes becoming more common in young people.

Symptoms of Type I and Type 2 Diabetes.
o Increased thirst and urination.
o Constant hunger.
o Weight loss.
o Blurred vision.
o Extreme fatigue.
o Slow healing of wounds or sores.


  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Education
  • Monitoring blood glucose therapy.

Gestational Diabetes :
Occurrence and Management :

  • Develops in pregnancy and disappears after delievery, however with increased risk in getting later in life.
  • Insulin resistance due to pregnancy.
  • Genetic predisposition.
  • Diet : Provide adequate calories which will not lead to hyperglycemia or ketonemia.
  • Exercise : That does not create fetal distress contractions or hypertension.
  • Insulin : To maintain blood glucose.

Non-Communicable Diseases :
Overview : Cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes accounts for the large number of chronic cases and they are increasing in proportion in developing countries. Frequent complications include heart failure, kidney failure; stroke, blindness etc. They share common risk factors and are life style related and are amenable to prevention. They include tobacco; obesity; unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcoholism.

Who gets Diabetes ?
Increase in Diabetes in developing countries may be due to population growth, obesity, ageing, unhealthy dietary habits and sedentary life style. Statistics shows that 3.5 crore diabetics in India; 5.7 crore by 2025 and is anon-contagious disease.

Myths and Facts
Eating sugar never cause Diabetes.
Diabetics are advised to avoid sweets, even in small quantities.
Even though this is a heritable disease, it is not a must that everyone whose parent is a diabetic; must be a diabetic themselves. They have a higher risk of being a diabetic than others who do not have a family history of diabetes.
Impotence due to erectile dysfunction is an established complication of males but is not a definite companion of Diabetes.
Obesity is rather a risk factor for the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
Complications associated with Diabetes Mellitus.
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness and visual disability
Diabetes is among the leading cause of kidney failure.
Heart disease : risk factors for heart disease in people with Diabetes include smoking, high blood pressure; high serum cholesterol and obesity.
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of Diabetes. Neuropathy can lead to sensory loss and damage to the limbs. It is also a major cause of impotence in diabetic men.
Diabetic foot disease, due to changes in blood vessels and nerves, often leads to ulceration and subsequent limb amputation.

What you need 
Kilo calories/ day based on activity
Sedentary individual 30 kcal/kg/day.
Moderately active individuals 35 kcal /kg/day.
Heavily active individuals 40 kcal/kg/day.
Calories/ day based on proportion of
Carbohydrates 50-60%.
Proteins 10-15%
Fats 30-35%.
Calories per day based on /calorie distribution in every meal
For breakfast 20% of the total calories.
For lunch 35% of the total calories.
For dinner 30% of the total calories.
For late evening feed 15% of total calories.

What to eat, what to avoid :
Foods you can eat :
Vegetables / green leafy vegetables /spices /food high in fiber content.
Foods you can eat in moderate quantities :
Fats / nuts/ cereals/ roots/ tubers/ pulses/ fruits/ milk products/ meat products/ eggs/ artificial sweeteners.
Food to avoid :
Sugar/ sweets/ sweetened juices /soft drinks /honey /jam and jellies/
cakes and pastries/ fried food / fermented foods.

Medicines given :
Arsenicum album., Argentum nitricum., Lycopodium., Natrum muriaticum., Calcarea carbonicum., Thuja., Pulsatilla., Phosphorus., Sulphur., Nuxvomica., Rhustox., Sepia., Medorrhinum., Tuberculinum., Ignatia., Insulin., Causticum., Lachesis., Bryonia.,Carbo veg., Tarantula., Kali carb., Staphysagria., Silicea., Merc sol.
Minerals : 67.5%. Animals : 3.21%
Plants : 52.1% Nosodes : 28.2%

Homoeopathic Approach.
Homoeopathy is a system of therapeutics based upon Law of Similars as expressed by the maxim  “ Similia similibus curentur” – let likes be cured by likes.

The Hidden Philosophy – How Homoeopathy works :
Different view of health and disease – Homoeopathy view the disease as an entity that is not a separate thing from the living whole and represents the reaction of the individual as a whole, manifested in the form of signs and symptoms. Hahnemann considers health as a state indicating harmonious functioning of the life force leading to a particular sense of well-being.

Disease is known as a sense of discomfort, expressed in different planes, mental expressions, physical signs and symptoms appear and all because the ital functions are disturbed either from external impressions having a depressing effect, and the consequent reaction of the vital force or from some hidden miasm coming into its full expression in its impress on the vital force.

Concept of Susceptibility – The tendency of the Life to be affected with sickness.
Susceptibility is the general quality or capability of living organism of receiving impressions, the power to react to stimuli. It plays an important role in health, disease, constitution and diathesis. An organism in perfect balance represents health. Normal susceptibility is characterized by good nutrition and a healthy out look on life. Abnormal susceptibility on the other hand affect them in the first instances and interferes with the processes of adaptation and so development of disease.

Holistic Concept and concept of Individualization :
In Homoeopathic medicine we have to deal with “individuals” who are unique by virtue of their individuality in health as well as in disease. Individuals are the units of nature. We treat the particular human being and not an abstract of the human being which is labeled as disease.

Homoeopathic concept of Aetiology of Diabetes Mellitus and construction of the patient disease picture.
1. Heredity- tendency to run in families, in most cases reveal sycotic stigma.
2. Occupation – Housewives have more preponderance to diabetes and then business people, employees and retd. Employees.
3. Psychological factors – In many cases act as the exciting and or even maintaining cause.
4. Miasmatic factors – Psora is almost always the fundamental cause of these various conditions.

Miasmatic Analysis of Diabetes Mellitus.
Psora- functional disorders only. No structural damage with uncomplicated psora. “Sensation as if” and valuable characteristic concomitants. Psora corresponds to deficiency, sycosis to excess and syphilis to perversion.
Psora is a state of deficiency or lack, inhibition and with consequences as deducted by Roberts and confirmed by physio-pathology. When the individual human like the individual cell is inhibited, its mode of expression are reduced, it is poorly nourished and becomes debilitated and inhibited and is poorly nourished.
Sycosis is the state of excess, of exuberance, of ostentation. It is characterized by state of overgrowth of tissues, fibromuscular affections, warts, tumors and gouty diathesis.
Syphilis is state of destruction, degeneration and aggressiveness. It is characterized by destruction, deformation, contractures, suppuration and ulceration.

Different methods of remedy selection in Diabetes Mellitus.
Constitutional approach- On the basis of totality corresponds to patient’s symptoms; signs, physical constitution, mental attitudes, temperaments, genetic and environmental contribution who responds to exogenous as well as endogenous stimuli in a peculiar way to develop a disorder in health.
Aim of such drug is to give strength to the system so that it can react efficiently to restore the deviation in health which occurs in the form of disease.

Intercurrent and Miasmatic remedies 
The role of intercurrent drug is to bring about the reaction in system to complete cure. To achieve this, constitutional as well as antimiasmatic drugs are commonly used.
In this study every effort was put forth to evaluate the miasmatic status of the individual, either inherited or acquired and is used in the treatment. The clinical picture and symptomatology revealed the involvement of three miasms and mixed miasm especially tubercular miasm.

Utility of Nosodes : 
Dr. Herring introduced the concept of nosodes into Homoeopathy. It is used as first prescription when no clear picture emerges in the case of single remedy or when two or more remedies come up for consideration. The existing block is usually miasmatic and requires to be removed by such nosodes. In this study Tuberculinum is frequently used as nosode.

Aims and objectives of the present study :
1. To develop evidence used support on the efficacy of homoeopathic medicines in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
2. To finds out a group of drugs that can be more effective in the treatment and control of Diabetes Mellitus.

Materials and Methods :
The materials used for this study consists of 175 cases of D.M of varying duration, treated during the period of 2004-05.
Source and Collection of Data :
IPD/OPD units of Govt.Homoeo Research Dept, Hyderabad.
IPD/OPD units of Govt.Homoeo Hospital,Hyderabad.

Inclusion criteria :
All cases of diabetes mellitus, both sexes are included. Both positive and negative cases included. All cases were included after a clinico-pathological reinvestigation and diagnosis including immunology; serology and radiology when necessary. No invasive techniques were used.

Exclusion criteria :
Cases with severe joint deformities and complications were excluded. Patients with known immunocompromised diseases and pregnant women were excluded from the study.

Discussion and Summary :
In the study population age distribution the maximum number of cases were between 41-60 years though it ranged from 21 to 61 and above. It is a disorder of 4th decade onwards.
Sex distribution – There was a definite female preponderance in the study group for probably due to hormonal differences between male and female.
Occupation data—The housewife occupation reflects more the type of patients who attended the outpatient unit rather than an evidence of preponderance of disease in housewife.
For an effective assessment and prognostic evaluation of disease the different scales most widely used and recommended in diabetes especially with reference to the values like fasting blood glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin in addition to the values like haemoglobin etc indirectly reflects the efficacy of homoeopathic medicines in the treatment.

The data analysis is shown in terms of ranges in value and means values with standard deviation keeping the need of statistical significance.

a) Age group is above the middle age.
b) Female preponderance.
c) Possible methods in selection of Homoeopathic remedy were adopted.
d) Drug analysis shows the list of frequently indicated Homoeopathic remedies listed.
e) The change in the values of parameters before and after treatment has shown significant difference with Homoeopathic treatment (FBS/PLBS/HBA1c(glycosylated haemoglobin).
f) Response of the Homoeopathic medicines with duration of improvement in relation to blood sugar levels were presented (FBS/PLBS).
g) Complementary and miasmatic background observed.
h) Thus this study in evaluation of efficacy of Homoeopathic medicines in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus has evidently shown with scientific and statistical support.
i) Sense of well being after taking Homoeopathic medicines in those whose blood sugar values show no change in spite of continuing Allopathic medicines.

by Dr. M. Devandra Kumar BHMS MD (Hom).

Aim : The main objectives are to standardize the Homoeopathic medicine, to identify a given homoeopathic medicine among many
Samples and select the similimum to an individual.

Procedure in brief :
The medicines were tested on different individuals and the data was collected. This data was plotted in the form of standard graphs. It was observed that there is a great degree of relationship between the actions of the homoeopathic medicines and the rotation of the earth.
There are constant changes in the natural process in the universe.
The changes in the natural process are similar at a given time in the universe.
Individuals differ due to space and time effect.
Based on these principles; the data was collected from the provers by giving them a single dose of medicine (6-9 pills to each individual). The two lined graphs show the action of the same medicine on two individuals. In this experiment, it was observed that there are similarities between remedies like Natrum mur and Kali carb. With other procedures these similarities can be differentiated. With improved techniques; it enabled to identify medicine within 2 minutes.

Conclusions :

  • With this study it is possible to explain the relationship between the medicines.
  • Based on this approach, it is easy to select similimum and follow up medicine at a given time.

Recommendations :

  • Wide extensive research should be conducted on these lines to standardize the homoeopathic medicines.
  • Further studies on these methods may lead to standardization of medicines without proving.

The author has been practising single medicine but in multiple doses. He never tried to touch incurables like cancer as he thought that they were the monopoly of the stalwartz.

Dr. Prafull Vijayakar – vital force of predictive Homoeopathy in his seminar at Mahabhaleshwar on first and last days of session regarding incurable cases. He pointed that that everything is written in Organon founding his explanations on Aphorisms and footnotes. He reminded that it is fruitless to brood over the wrong remedy rather than adminisrering right similimum with proper verification before at hand. We have to be ‘Platinas’ to outcaste the wrong remedy. Cerebral palsy (Kali brom), Leukemia (Bell), Astrocytoma (Silicea) were presented. Differentiation of different medicines like Kali bichromicum, Flouric acid, Barytas and snakes etc were done.


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The Similitude- a journal Review

Dr Sushil Vats

THE SIMILITUDE [ Oct.2004- Editor Dr.Satish Rana]

This issue is dedicated to great Kent. The life of James Tyler Kent-article written by Dr.D.Costra of Chandigarh is most interesting and is full of incidents from great physician’s life.He writes…Kent was the dynamic homeopath, the world has ever seen., who could interpret the condensed and rather difficult Organon of medicine which Hahnemann had bequeathed, made it easily understandable in a philosophical manner and presented it to the homoeopathic world and who surpassed our great master Hahnemann. Dr.Kent was born on March 31st, 1849, at Wood Hull, New York State, U.S.A.

His study of homoeopathy brought him such certainty and conviction that he knew no peace until he was able himself to apply this doctrine with all the conscientiousness and strictness it demanded. So he devoted his full time to his patients, enlightened by all he had learned, and in a very short time his homoeopathic practice flourished. Through exceeding hard work he confirmed the absolute veracity of Law of Similars and established the need for individualization.

As he was unable to obtain a good and reliable repertory for his reference he himself set about compiling a Repertory of symptoms. In the course of his gigantic work he imposed a great stain on his health but the result was the best repertory ever made. At the out set he used as a guide the small work of C.Lippe, titled ‘Repertory of the more characteristic symptoms of our materia medica’ [published in New York in 1879] which was repertory of 318 pages, the ones of Jahr, Boenninghausen, Gentry, Biegler’s diary and pages of Minton’s Diseases of women. Kent’s work was based on the principles of Organon and when completed, it consisted of not less than 1,349 pages.

One of the greatest homoeopath died on June 6th, 1916.

Dr.Jaidev Sharma  has written a detail article on Kents’s Twelve observation.Giving instance from his practice he explains how Kent’s observations when applied to our practice help us in taking hold of a deteriorating case. According to him in all such cases Kent’s observations provide us the compass to monitor the changes in the patient during treatment.

Homoeopathy for All- journal review

Dr.Sushil Vats

HOMOEOPATHY FOR ALL [Dec. 2004-Editor Dr. Nidhi Luthra]

Started in Dec, 1999, this magazine has come a long way. Current issue is published as Women special issue .Writing editorial on the importance of nutrition, Dr.Nidhi Quotes Hippocrates who said- let food be your medicine. But she writes that despite the documented evidence available on the fact that diet can both cure and prevent disease, there is a lack of nutritional awareness among the people. We continue to lead unhealthy like- styles and follow an unsuitable diet that eventually leads us falling ill. According to her women in our country pay least stress on their diets; they do not realize the importance of correct nutrition to prevent many ailments common in women.

Makes interesting reading.Acorrding to writer Ferr.Phos. is the vital constituent of the blood and without it the exchange of oygen in the blood can not be carried out. Ferrum phos is easily assimilated by the blood and thus forms a very effective remedy for anemia. The increase in the proportion of haemoglobin is shown almost invariably soon after its prescription.

This is a magazine meant for public circulation but has caught the eyes of profession also. Commercially well managed, it is nice to see this magazine getting good response in public

Homoeopathic Medical Panorama- Journal Review

Dr.Sushil Vats

HOMOEOAPTHIC MEDICAL PANORMA [Journal of Indian homoeopathic medical association-editor Dr.M.G.Oomran July –Sept 2004].

Journal has very integrated outlook articles being varied in topics and interesting in contains. This issue has emphasis on Learning Disabilities-covering the topic from modern as well homoeopathic point of view. An over view of learning disabilities by Dr.Anoopa Rani.C.R is a detailed article on dyslexia.

According to author learning disability refer to a group of complex disorders manifested by significant difficulties in understanding and use of language in speaking, reading, writing, listening, reasoning or mathematical abilities. She has also described the level of dyslexia:

Mild [ level1-2]-Seen in small percentage .Such person have perfect literacy skill with some area of deficit. That poses no problem as long as those specific problems do not create costly mistakes.

Moderate [level4-5] – Here there are continual mistake in spelling, punctuation, capital letters etc. They may also make grammar error, mistakes in reading, comprehension and small errors in math computation.

Level 6-7: Major struggle is seen in all area of academic performance and they have to deal with a sense of failure and discouragement.
Severe [Level8-9]: Academic achievement is often impossible and cannot achieve above a primitive level. Reading is a struggle, cannot attain independent study skills also.

Helping Children with L.D. : Correct and early diagnosis, remediation for each difficulty the child has in reading, writing, spelling, etc. Systematic phonics, direct instruction and multisensory rehearsal help the children suffering with L.D. Find the strengths of child and reinforce them. Help at school by providing extra time for exams., over looking spelling errors, providing scribe for exam, reading out questions from the question paper help these children.

If not understood by parents and teachers the child under goes lot’s of stress during school years. Self –image, self esteem, and self confidence are lost. There are chances that the child may go in for any of the emotional disorders or conduct disorders etc. As physician with social commitment we need to educate parents regarding Dyslexia and associated learning disabilities.
In another Article –learning disabilities and homoeopathy, Dr.Sanchoo Balachandran & Dr.Sudin Kumar have described the rubrics to be considered in the cases of L.D.

1.Abused, ailments from being. 2. Anxiety- study, study effects of too much, can not be resisted. 3. Anticipation-exam.before. 4. Concentration-difficult, cannot fix attention, children in, study reading while. 5. Confidence lacking – children in.6.Confusion-calculating while, reading while, writing while.7.Dyslexic. 8. Education aversion to.9.fear examination before. 10. Idiocy 11.Inattentive-children, study when. 12. Learns, poorly 13 learning disabilities. 14 Mathematics-calculating inability to, geometry to do, horror of, inapt for. 15. Memory- forgetful, weakness, learned by heart, cannot speak what he, fear for what he has, studies of young people.16 Mistakes- calculating, reading, speaking, words, writing. 17 Reading- averse to, difficult. 18. Slowness mental- calculation children.

Rubrics are taken from Murphy Repertory.
This is a well groomed journal but probably not as well circulated.

Dr.Sushil Vats
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Homoeopathic Heritage – Journal Review

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This is a journal from B.Jain Publishers.

In the current issue Dr.M.S.Pramanik writes about ‘some practical aspects for the simplification of homoeopathic prescription’. He has emphasized three points.1-those of the patients, details of the subjective & objective signs and symptomatology.2- those of drugs –details of symptoms collected [a] as provings on healthy human beings [b] as clinical observations and [c] as obtained their toxicological manifestations. 3- Selection of the dosage and timing of administration of drug etc. Dr.Pramanik has also suggested a proforma for case taking.

Dr.Ajay Kumar Ghosh has discussed Spider Remedies He has listed ten remedies prepared from Arachnida or spider poison-Aranea diadema, Aranea scinencia, Aranea tela, Latrodectus hasselti, Latrodectus katipo, Latrodectus mactans, Mygale lasidora, Tarentula cubenis, Tarentula Hispanic,& Theridion. Author has highlighted 4 main sphere of action of spider remedies namely

1. Blood poisoning .2 Cardiac disorders 3.Disorder in nervous system [Chore, over sensitive, insanity & hysteria] 4. Periodicity.
In Cardiac disorder Lactrodactus mactans has specific action. It is very useful in angina pectoris. Violent precordial pain extending to axilla and down left arm and forearm to fingers with numbness of the extremity and apnoea. Later the extremity becomes paralyzed. In blood poisoning 2 remedies are useful- Tarentula cubenis is useful in carbuncle, gangrene, abscess,senile ulcers, burning pain compelling the patient to walk the floor for nights. Rubbing the affected area with palm gives relief. Other useful remedy is Latrodectus katipo.

In chorea 3 remedies are useful- Mygale lasidora-constant twitching of the muscles of the face.The head is often jerked to one side, to right. On attempting to put the hand up to the head it is violently jerked backward. Choreic movements stop during sleep. In Aranea scinencia there is constant twitching of lower eyelids. Tarentula hispanica has choreic affections where whole body, or right arm and left leg are affected.

In over sensitiveness Theridion and Tarentula hispanica are useful- In theridion every sound seems to penetrate through the whole body, causing nausea and vertigo.Vertigo on closing the eyes, from any, even least noise & in Tarentula Hispanic- slight touch along the spine provokes spasmodic pain in the chest and cardiac region.

In periodicity Aranea diadema is mentioned ,it is a remedy for chronic intermittent fever, when the symptoms are aggravated during every spell of damp weather

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Homoeopathy Community Journal

Dr Sushil Vats

HOMOEOPATHIC community journal [July – September 2004, Editor A.S.Mann]
Journal is based on the thoughts of Late Dr. M.L.Seghal, who propagated Seghal School of Revolutionized Homeopathy: In this method medicine is prescribed on present, predominating and persistent mind symptoms of the patient .Mind is considered centre target of a remedy and it is expected that mind will start improving first in every case.

Dr.A.S.Mann in his article ‘importance of mental symptoms in Homoeopathy and management of case’ quotes Dr. Sehgal that medicine must start improving the mind first.disease must start moving from mind to outward to physical outlet. By prescribing similimum medicine the expulsions can take place from any outlet of body which we observe in our daily practice, anus, urethra, vagina, mouth, nose, skin, and also mental outlet.

These extra and abnormal discharges follow the following disciplines:
1. They last a fixed period of time, .i.e. a fixed number of days, hours, minutes, or seconds.
2. This period is always in odd number. i.e. 1, 3,5,7,9.
3. That they have beginning, a peak and an end that is on the central day .i.e. the peak day, it may become more troublesome and then it starts decling and ends.
It is not necessary that these abnormal discharges remain only in one phase .They may come in many phases, but every successive phase will be less in intensity, duration and frequency .And after every phase there is a feeling of increased wealth[well being] , one feels more efficient and energetic.

In this method 3 point to be kept in mind:
1. Familiarity with the stock rubrics and its memorization.
2. Their dictionary meanings.
3. Their interpretations as exemplified by Dr.M.L.Seghal in ROH series IV.

Journal has a interesting column ‘educative homoeo cure’ in which cases discussed in the monthly class of ASRH [THE ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN HOMOEOPAHTY] are discussed- Laurocerasus case: A old lady aged 70 years was coming to me{physician} very frequently for various problems like joints pains, often offensive discharge from umbilicus and breathlessness on walking.
She used to say “my daughter in law don’t look after me, she hurts my feeling and she says me this and that without any reason.” One day she told me “I remain almost sleepless or I have never good sleep at home but when I go to some relative’s house, than I enjoy very good sleep.
Then I asked her one question if she feels like going out of house? She replied strongly yes, yes.
Sadness, house, driving out of [only Lauro]
And the rubric from first Para:
Delusion, accused she is [Lauro,Zinc.met.]
25/6/2004: Lauro30/1,pl/tds
9.7.2004: “I am mentally too much better, previously I had sleepless nights and thoughts keep on coming in my mind to weep and weep profusely. PL/TDS
26/07/2004: Much improved in physical complaints also.
14/08/2004: Much improved.
03/09/2004: Improved 100% in all aspect.
Seghal method is the approach method even than one gets surprised by the remedy selection. Intricacies are too many and doctors practicing this system have to have good skill but one would like them to be open ended in their explanations.

Dr.Sushil Vats
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Homoeo Times – Journal Review

Dr Sushil Vats

Homoeo Times. [November ,2004,editor Dr.R.Gnanasambandam]

Journal on research & review is newest journal in homoeopathy. This issue has articles by Dr.Jawahar Shah, Dr.P.V.Venkatraman & Dr.Gnanasambandam .Issue is full of news related to Tamilnaidu Homoeopthy Medical Council .One remarkable aspect of this journal is photo features, 28 pages issue has more than 40 photographs.

Dr.Venkatraman has discussed Berberis Vulgaris as a remedy which is a rock eater i.e. it removes the rock [stones] from our body .He says that Beberis mainly expels or dissolves the calculi. It rarely breaks the stone. In the study conducted by the author it was found to be needed only in 30% of the renal calculus cases. He has given few characters to be remembered when prescribing Berberis-Constant rapid change of nature & location of the symptoms, radiating pain, left sidedness, portal & venous system involvement& agg. from sudden movement.

Dr.Jawahar Shah has discussed a case of Mental Retardation. He has bothered to give the follow from 1993-2001.Case was treated with Medo.30 and followed on placebo. After a long follow up following improvements were noticed-can understand instructions in 3 languages, understands command well, recognizes voices of family .friends and makes an attempt to speak on phone, likes to keep things in order, makes signals and gestures for whatever he wants, can play with others etc.etc.

Dr.R.Gnanasanbandam, the editor has described a case of vitiligo cured with Ars.alb .However doctor being the editor of homoeo times should resist the adjective like a best clinician, nobody is best clinician at the most we can be good doctor that too case to case.
Journal is a good attempt but need solid back and focus on clinical activities rather than on general activities.

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Homoeo News – new Homoeopathy magazine launched

Homoeopathy  journal “HOMOEO NEWS”  launched on 23rd December 2012 on the occasion of All India Homoeopathic Congress and it was attended by 3000 homeopathic doctors and the copies were distributed to them.

Publishers have already sent copies of this journal / magazine to all the homeopathic colleges (approx 120 in number) and homeopathic manufacturers all over India.


They  plan to launch the 2nd issue around the month of June – July  and even plan to include writers from Bangladesh, U A E, Greece and Malaysia and we have received articles from Dr Vithoulkas & Dr Shankaran for the next issue.

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KUHS (2)Health Sciences, an interdisciplinary, open access, online, quarterly journal being newly launched by Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) this month – March 2012

Call for quality papers for publication in the journal 

Aims and Scope of the journal
The journal perceives the multidimensional integrants of health promotion and is designed to be a medium for enhancing communication and encouraging dialogue among health care providers of different health systems, specialists in health related social sciences, medical technologists, health administrators and educationists as well as organizations in the health field.

The journal encourages submission of articles based on original studies as well as critical reviews, opinion essays, historical notes, book reviews, case reports and meeting reports.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. 

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  • Original research articles
  • Special Section on an important health problem: The articles, numbering 5-10, could address diverse aspects of the problem.
  • General Article/ Review: Each issue would have an article concerning either health policy or equity in health or evidence based medicine or health care technology or gender issues or health education or management of health care or ethical issues.
  • Interesting images (from clinical medicine, radiology or pathology)
  • A debate on a current issue: Opinions from several experts will be sought and edited to form an interesting commentary on divergent points of view.
  • Selected summaries: Abstracts of articles selected from different journals
  • A thumbnail sketch of an institute or organization in the health sector
  • Book Review
  • Correspondence

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To be the world’s most influential and widely read medical journal.
To lead the debate on health, and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. To achieve these aims we publish original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health.

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Dermatology online free on non-profit entities.
Journal Watch reviews over 180 scientific and medical journals
The New England Journal of Medicine E-mail Table of Contents – Free!
Postgraduate Medical Journal – the journal of continuing professional development ..
Calicut Medical Journal by the Calicut Medical College

Index of Free Full Text Journals

Homeopathy International
An international journal aimed at improving the understanding and clinical practice of homeopathy by publishing high quality articles on clinical and basic research, clinical audit and evidence-based practice of homeopathy. It also promotes debate and reviews homeopathic literature.

STM (Science, Technical & Medical) Journals
Is an international electronic journals – an ambitious initiative of the Consortium e-Learning Network Private Ltd., (CELNET), Noida, INDIA. It is meant to facilitate a cost effective access to the quality research findings through the publication of online quality scholarly journals.

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Med Ind- Biomedical Journals from India
One point resource of peer reviewed Indian biomedical literature covering full text of IndMED journals. It has been designed to provide quick and easy access through searching or browsing.

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 18th Edition book download

Free Medical Books

Free Online Homeopathic books
Largest Collection of free homeopathic Books
Download and read free homeopathic books
Reference Books Online

Open Journal Systems
OJS)is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

Free  books for doctors

Free Books for Doctors

There are more than 650 books in many languages.

eBMJ, British Medical Journal home page

Electronic Journals The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library offers a variety of electronic journals to University of Utah users both from this page, and through our online catalog.

eMJA The Medical Journal of Australia

Healthcare Informatics Brief full text articles from the most widely circulated journal on healthcare information technologies.

HighWire Press Deliver scientific and medical research online in high-quality web environments. Our mission is to change scientific communication through the use of internet technology.

Internet Journal of Ophthalmology A peer-reviewed journal with practical reviews, original investigations, and articles that cover new findings, procedures and interesting cases. Full text.

Internet Scientific Publications (ISPUB), Search-Engine ISPUB. On-Line Journals (Full text).

JMIR- Journal of Medical Internet Research  International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet.

Journal Club on the Web is a forum where health care professionals can discuss articles from the recent medical literature.

The Lancet Interactive The international journal of medical science. You can find the full text of selected articles online, plus an editorial, commentary, news, case report, viewpoint, and more. Registration (free) is required, as is an e-mail address.

LINK Alert Service – Subscribe – Medicine Online Library Full text medical journals (PDF format). Fee subscription.

Medical Education Online is a forum for disseminating information on educating physicians and other health professionals. Manuscripts on any aspect of the process of training health professionals will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in an electronic journal format.

Medical Journals List A to Z A specialty categorized hyperlinked list of publishers’ web sites for peer evaluated medical journals.

Medical Journals – WebMedLit  Providing efficient access to the best medical journals on the web. WebMedLit scans premier medical web sites each day and extracts the available citations, abstracts and full-text articles.

Modern Physician Journal articles from a monthly business news magazine written for physician executives. Full text.

Neurology Network Commentary  A bimonthly journal that includes articles on topics such as neurological critical care, rehabilitation, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases.

New England Journal of Medicine Weekly on-line version of the NEJM.

The Smartphone Edition of Free Medical Journals and FreeBooks4Doctors is now available:

Homeopathy Journals & Publishers

JournalsMedical and Health Journals publish articles about research work, case reports and other commentaries related to different diseases as well as on general health. Those who cannot afford to subscribe to expensive medical journals and other volumes on medicine can access the same at libraries. There are some libraries that are exclusively dedicated to the field of health and medicine. Some journals provide unrestricted access and are available online for free. This allows people to have up to date knowledge about latest developments in the field of medicine.

B. Jain Books
The largest publisher in the world. Their efforts have been one of the greatest stimulants for the growth of homoeopathy worldwide and today they offer over 2400 titles.

Many books on Homoeopathy

Narayana Publishers
Large collection of homeopathic books

Minimum Price Homeopathic Books
Almost every book on Homeopathy

Homoeo Era
Vamanjoor Homeopathic Medical Centre
Shiva Complex.Vamanjoor
Mangalore. Mangalore.575 028
Email :
Web :

Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy
Central Council of Research in Homeopathy
Jawaharlal Nehru Bhartia Chikitsa avam Homeopathic Anusandhan Bhavan
61-65, Institutional Area, Janakpuri
New Delhi.110058
Web :

Homoeopathy Times
The Foundation for Homoeopathic Research
203-A, Trimurty Arcade,LBS Road,
Ghatkopar(w), Bombay 400 086. India
E mail :

C. M. P. Homeopathic Medical College – Library, Bombay
A huge library stocking approximately 10,000 books and periodicals, covering a wide range of subjects.

Homoeopathic Links
Homeopathic research & charities
Dinar,20 station road
Santacruz (W),Mumbay 400 054.India

National Journal of Homoeopathy
Saraswathi road, santacruz (w)
Munbai 400054.India

Homeopathy For All: Monthly Magazine

Homoeo times
# 6 Lloyds 2nd lane
Royapettah Chennai.14
Tamil nadu.India

The Good Medicine
No 4, JT Durairaj Nagar,
MMDA Water Tank Road,
Aminjikarai, Chennai – 29.
Phone: 9841008188 / 9941195482.

The similitude
Dr.satish rana, Chief editor
Amritsar road.Kapurthala
Punjab 144601.India

Homeopathic medical panorama Official journal of IHMA
Editor in Chief,
Homoeopathic Medical Panorama,
Vattakandy, Chombala, Vadakara.Kerala.673308. India

Homeopathic heritage
1921,Chuna Mandi,10th street,Po Box 5775
Paharganj. New Delhi 110055.India

Homeopathic Times (Quarterly )

Quin Quina
Sri athya Sai publications
Taliparamba. 670141

Aude sapere
Dr.Ashok mohanty
c-136/c Gali No. 14/2
Sadhu nagar Palam colony
New Delhi 45.India

Homeo Buzz
1921,Chuna Mandi,10th street,Po Box 5775
Paharganj. New Delhi 110055.India

Vital Informer
ED-94 Tagore Garden
New Delhi .27.India

Homoeopathy Service
Moorkoth House
Ambalam Road.Chalad
Kannur.670014. Kerala

Health Screen
Corporate Centre-B,3rd Floor
Andheri.Kurla Road
Email :

European Journal of Classical Homoeopathy
10th Street.Chuna Mandi.Paharganj
New Delhi.110055. India

6,Lloyds 2nd lane
Royapeth. Chennai.600014
Email :

Indian Journal of Applied Homeopathy
Sri.Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College
Shiv Shail, Karai.Shiroda
Goa.403 103. India

Homeo Revival (Monthly)
Anupam Publishers
B-265,Mangolpuri Industrial Area. Phase.1

Hahnemann Ki Awaz
Monthly Homeopathic News Letter
229, Old Housing Board Colony
Karnal.132001. Haryana
Email :

Homoeopathic Mind
Quarterly Homeopathic Journal In Hindi
Shardha Clinic
Ganj.No.2. Ham ram Chowk
Bettiah, W.Champaran
Email :

The Essence
International Medical Magazine
Head Office:
No:4 J.T. Durairaj Nagar
MMDA water tank road
Chennai- 600029

Elsevier is among the global leaders of Health Science publishing with an internationally  acclaimed list of books and journals which includes The Lancet, Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth Heinemann, Mosby, Saunders and Hanley & Belfus etc.Now Publishing homeopathic books( Which are not available in India from other publishers) from stalwart authors with attractive printing, lay out, cover at reduced price.So far 21 titles are available. They are also be publishing locally authored books on homoeopathy from eminent Indian/South Asian academics and clinicians and inviting proposals for new  books designed for academic, professional and/or a general audience.
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Homoeopathic Medical Panorama
Large site from the Journal of the Indian Homeopathic Medical Association

Zeus Homoeopathy News
Promoting Homoeopathy Around the World!
Zeus Information Service

Homeopathy Today
America’s most widely read homeopathy magazine—puts you in touch with a world of practical information about how you and your whole family can stay healthy with homeopathy To read complete articles and past issues, you must subscribe to Homeopathy Today by becoming a member of the National Center for Homeopathy. As a member of the NCH, you will receive a free subscription to Homeopathy Today, one of the finest sources for up-to-date information about homeopathy

Journal of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, including online sample issues

Tantalus Online
A Journal dedicated to the interface between Biolumanetics and Classical Homoeopathy

The American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine – (AJHM) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, specifically intended to meet the needs of physicians involved in the specialty of homeopathy.

New England Journal of Homeopathy

Alternative Training
Alternative Training is the sister company to the School of Homeopathy.

Homeopathy Online
Journal of the Homeopathy Mailing List

The Homeopath
Journal of the Society of Homeopaths (UK)

British Homoeopathic Journal
The official journal of the Faculty of Homoeopathy

The American Homeopath
Journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths

The Homeopathic Aggravation
A newsletter for professional homeopaths by Vega Rozenberg and Dennis Gay

New England Journal of Homeopathy
Including online samples of many issues.

Homeopathic books and related literature.

A-Z Medical Journal List

The Homeopathic Book Company
A mail order book service offering a range of books on the subject of homeopathy for students and homeopathic professionals as well as books that provide introductory and self-help information.

Minimum Price Homeopathic Books
Sells almost every book on homeopathy.

Homeopathic Educational Services
Sells a great range of books, software, discounted products, audiotapes and remedies.

Books Online
A large selection of homeopathy books.

Riverdale Homeopathic Resources : The large4st e-magazine monthly in the world covering various aspects of homeopathy. Power point presentations, online shopping and much more

Homeopathy Online Magazine

Heilkunst- A periodic scholary journal

Homeopathic Medical Publication Listings

Homoeopathic Links magazine
‘Links’ is dedicated to link different views, knowledge and homeopaths from around the world, and is published quarterly. Subjects covered are cases, materia medica, provings, education, politics, philosophy and discussion, book reviews, seminar reports, seminar list etc. A must for the student and practitioner!
Homeopathy Online – A Journal of Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy International
Homeopathy International is a quarterly journal published by The Homeopathic Medical Association that encompasses topical features, cases and book reviews.

Society of Homeopaths newsletter
Society of homeopaths newsletter is a quarterly publication and is the profession’s principal forum for the exchange of ideas, information and opinion about the growth and future development of homeopathy.

Homeopathy Online: A Journal of Homeopathic Medicine

Homoeopathica: Journal of the New Zealand Homeopathic Society

Homoopathie Journal (German)

Pakastani Homeopathic Magazines (5 monthly magazines to choose from!)

Resounance: Magazine of the International Foundation for Homeopathy

Similia: Journal of the Australian Homeopathic Association

Simillimum: Journal of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians

Homeopatie (Czech)

Homeopathy Today
A quarterly journal published by The National Centre for Homeopathy in USA with editorials, articles geared to all levels of homeopathic knowledge, particularly with general interest topics; plus cases and seminar reviews.

Homeopathy First
This is a half yearly newsletter with a study group emphasis published by the classical homoeopathic research centre to create a forum under which homeopaths to whom homeopathy is close to their hearts can come together and be bonded by a common objective of sharing homeopathy. Their dream to create a platform that will support the dissemination and propagation of the principles laid down in the Organon.

Homeopathy in Practice
Homeopathy in Practice is the internationally acclaimed journal of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. It is published quarterly, and includes: news about ARH, features by eminent homeopaths and researchers, interviews with leading figures, book reviews and reports of developments in the homeopathic profession.

Journal of the Australian Homœopathic Association
+61 3 5988 3622
Diana Kopatsy, Editor

Homeopatia (Argentina Medica Homeopatica Association – for professionals)

Homeopatia para todos (Argentina Medica Homeopatica Association – for public)

Heilkunst Journal
Heilkunst Journal has been a publication of the Hahnemann Center
for Heilkunst since 1999
2411 River Rd.
Manotick ON K4M 1B4 .Canada

Globuli: German Magazine for Patients & Friends of Homeopathy

Heilkunst: Journal for the Exploration of Hahnemann’s Whole Remedial Art

European Journal of Classical Homeopathy
Centre of Homeopathic Medicine
Pericleous 1, Maroussi
Athens 15122 Greece
George Vithoulkas, Editor

Homeopathic Links
Magda Harmsen .Homeolinks Publishers
PO Box 68, 9750 AB Haren .The Netherlands
E mail :

Homoeopathy NewZ
PO Box 51-156
Tawa, Wellington
New Zealand
Julian Winston, Editor

formerly British Journal of Homeopathy
Published by The Faculty of Homoeopathy
Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Houndmills, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG21 6XS, UK

The British Homoeopathic Library
The British Homoeopathic Library at Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital provides the Hom-Inform Database of indexed literature references in homoeopathy. It is now searchable free online.
British Homeopathic Library
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 0XQ
E mail:

British Homeopathic Journal

Journal of the Institute of Homeopathy (U.K.)

New England Journal of Homeopathy

The Homeopath
The Journal of the Society of Homœopaths
Eileen Fortnam, The Society of Homoeopaths,
2 Artizan Road, Northampton NN1 4HU England
Tel: 01604 621400 .Nick Churchill MA, LCH, Editor

Homeopathy International (Journal of the U.K. Homeopathy Medical Association)

American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine
American Institute of Homeopathy
801 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 306
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

National Center for Homeopathy
801 N. Fairfax Street #306
Alexandria, VA 22314
Mitzi Lensborger, Editor

Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy

New England Journal of Homeopathy
356 Middle Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Prover
Journal of the Global Homeopathic Alliance
6536 Stadium Drive
Zephyrhills, Florida 33540
tel (813) 782-2690
fax (813) 782-3275

Journal of the Homeopathic Academy  of Naturopathic Physicians
PO Box 8341
Covington, WA 98042

Please send your favourite medical website links …the websites you often visit …..which you think will help other doctors also…many of our fellow doctors are unaware of such websites…

Homoeopathic Journals from India

postage stamp (2)Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy
Central Council of Research in Homeopathy
Jawaharlal Nehru Bhartia Chikitsa avam Homeopathic Anusandhan Bhavan
61-65, Institutional Area, Janakpuri
New Delhi.110058
Web :

Homoeo Era
Vamanjoor Homeopathic Medical Centre
Shiva Complex.Vamanjoor
Mangalore. Mangalore.575 028
Email :
Web :

Homoeopathy Times
The Foundation for Homoeopathic Research
203-A, Trimurty Arcade,LBS Road,
Ghatkopar(w), Bombay 400 086. India
E mail :

C. M. P. Homeopathic Medical College – Library, Bombay
A huge library stocking approximately 10,000 books and periodicals, covering a wide range of subjects.

Homoeopathic Links
Homeopathic research & charities
Dinar,20 station road
Santacruz (W),Mumbay 400 054.India

National Journal of Homoeopathy
Saraswathi road, santacruz (w)
Munbai 400054.India

Homeopathy For All: Monthly Magazine

Homoeo times
# 6 Lloyds 2nd lane
Royapettah Chennai.14

The Good Medicine
No 4, JT Durairaj Nagar,
MMDA Water Tank Road,
Aminjikarai, Chennai – 29.
Phone: 9841008188 / 9941195482.

The similitude
Dr.satish rana, Chief editor
Amritsar road.Kapurthala
Punjab 144601.India

Homeopathic medical panorama IHMA
Editor in Chief,
Homoeopathic Medical Panorama,
Vattakandy, Chombala, Vadakara.Kerala.673308. India

Homeopathic heritage
1921,Chuna Mandi,10th street,Po Box 5775
Paharganj. New Delhi 110055.India

Homeopathic Times (Quarterly )

Quin Quina
Sri athya Sai publications
Taliparamba. 670141

Aude sapere
Dr.Ashok mohanty
c-136/c Gali No. 14/2
Sadhu nagar Palam colony
New Delhi 45.India

Homeo Buzz
1921,Chuna Mandi,10th street,Po Box 5775
Paharganj. New Delhi 110055.India

Vital Informer
ED-94 Tagore Garden
New Delhi .27.India

Homoeopathy Service
Moorkoth House
Ambalam Road.Chalad
Kannur.670014. Kerala

Health Screen
Corporate Centre-B,3rd Floor
Andheri.Kurla Road
Email :

European Journal of Classical Homoeopathy
10th Street.Chuna Mandi.Paharganj
New Delhi.110055. India

6,Lloyds 2nd lane
Royapeth. Chennai.600014
Email :

Indian Journal of Applied Homeopathy
Sri.Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College
Shiv Shail, Karai.Shiroda
Goa.403 103. India

Homeo Revival (Monthly)
Anupam Publishers
B-265,Mangolpuri Industrial Area. Phase.1

Hahnemann Ki Awaz
Monthly Homeopathic News Letter
229, Old Housing Board Colony
Karnal.132001. Haryana
Email : 

Homoeopathic Mind
Quarterly Homeopathic Journal In Hindi
Shardha Clinic
Ganj.No.2. Ham ram Chowk
Bettiah, W.Champaran
Email :

Please send me your favourite medical journal address …the journal you often read …..which you think will help other doctors also…many of our fellow doctors are unaware of such journals…