Clinical observation of Arsenic Album 200C adjuvant with chemotherapy during cancer treatments

Authors: R.M. Doctor, A.A. Chowdhury; Mumbai/IN

Introduction: Clinical study of Homoeopathic remedy Arsenic Album200C in reducing side­ effects caused during Chemotherapy regimens in Cancer.

Background:Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment using chemicals to destroy proliferating cancer cells.In its advantages and disadvantages,it not only kills rapidly dividing cancer cells but also kills normal cells of the bone marrow, digestive tract, skin&mucous membrane.Therby causing disturbance in Gastrointestinal,Neuropathic,Dermatological and Psychological functions affecting quality of life of the patient.

Homoeopathy is one of the pathies used to reduce side effects of Radiotherapy/Chemotherapy&during palliative stage of Cancer. Following ethical principles of clinical research in Homoeopathy the authors conducted an observational study using ArsenicAlbum200C for reduction of side effects caused during chemotherapy regimens.

Aim/ Objective/ Question 

Objective:Clinical observational study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of Arsenic Album200C in reducing side effects caused due to chemotherapeutic drugs and improving quality of life in cancer patients.

Method/ Description 

Patient selection/protocol at Saifee Hospital (Mumbai)

No of patients:20,

Stage:III,IVduring:Chemotherapy(6)cycle intervals.Performance score­WHO Score

Cases:Breast Ductal carcinoma gradeIII,Adeno Carcinoma Pancreas stageIII, ColonIV, OesophagusIII,CaLungIII&IV Sqamous cell Carcinoma Tongue gradeIII,LiposarcomaIII

Clinical features considered:GastroIntestinal:Changes in appetite,diarrhea, nausea,vomiting.Peripheral Neuropathy:Burning(hotflushes),numbness. Skin/Hair­Alopecia,Neuro­psychological: Anxiety&restlessness.

Dosage;Repetition;Follow­up:Arsenic Album 200C was administered in divided dose pattern 2/3 a day for 3­4 days.Findings were noted down on weekly follow­up of the patients.

Result/ Conclusion/ Discussion
Results of Post Arsenic Alb 200C during chemotherapy protocols:

Gastro­Intestinal: Reduction of emesis&diarhea,normalizing of gastrointestinal functions in 2 days post chemotherapy(WHO­0)­17/20patients(85%),(WHO­2)­3/20patients(15%)

Peripheral Neuropathy: Marked reduction of ‘burning/numbness,hot flushes’ in ext(WHO­0)­15/20patients(75%) Skin / Hair:Poor response in controlling Alopecia during chemo cycles18/20patients(90%)

Neuro­Psychiatry:Marked reduction of stress levels of patients. Criteria’s like anxiety,nervousness,restlessness were better in patients treated with Arsenic Album 200C(WHO­0)­17/20(85%)

Conclusion: Arsenic Album200c given as an adjuvant during Chemotherapy cycles helps minimize Gastrointestinal&Neuropathic side ­effects.It also helps patients cope psychologically&enables the patients to complete all prescribed cycles of chemotherapy with minimal side­ effects the rby improving quality of life in cancer patients.

1 Comment

  1. side effects of violent emotions produce extreme debility and if we refer to homoeopathic recorder 1897 dr ad alf michaelis talks about arsenic and iodine for neurasthenia chronic debility.iodum is painless debility gives strength to nerves keynote is mammae shrink.arsenic is inflammatory stage spinal hyperaemia,chill feel between shoulder blades fearful brain.when getup morning pain back and loins area is sign extreme debility.cancer is hands up by vital force after extreme try to control malady.article by sunirmal sarkar on cancer cases is very educative.homeopaths also agree it gives longer life cure stage is too belated,pity is most go to homeopathy after chemotherapy.problem with homeopathy is minute distinction of symptoms,example rhustox headache starts forehead goes back neck,gelsi starts in occiput goes to front,modern homeopaths blended with allopathy mind avoid going to such rigmaroles.

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