Emotional Wound Healer- Ignatia- A case study

Dr.Uttara Agale1 Dr.D.G.Bagal2
1.Associate Professor 2.Professor, Vice-Principal
Dept. of Repertory Dept. of Repertory
Y.M.T.H.M.C Navi Mumbai Y.M.T.H.M.C Navi Mumbai

 Abstract:-The aim of this case is to explain the applications of a homeopathic remedy, Ignatia being prescribed by physicians. This is a case study of a patient with high fever. The patient had difficulty speaking, elevated blood pressure, a lack of appetite and insomnia. The homeopathic remedy Ignatia 200C was given to the patient after repertorization and analysis. There was history of  emotional shock from life traumas which is tackled with homoeopathy

Keywords: Appetite; Blood pressure; Ignatia

Introduction :- A patient aged 22 yrs was diagnosed with high grade fever. He had a symptoms which were eventually diagnosed as high blood pressure and diabetes. The patient hardly uttered a word when spoken to, had a poor appetite and a toxic build up in his body due to urine retention. His health slowly deteriorated as time progressed. He was placed on allopathic medication then a month later was admitted to a hospital with high fever. 

His past medical history include a spiked fever and medications he was taking for diabetes and  high blood pressure. His family history included an diabetic mother, sister and father who recently passed away. 

His physical exam revealed a lack of appetite, thirstlessness, no craving or aversions for particular foods, no bowel or urine complaints and he had trouble sleeping at night. The modalities included being a chilly person.
The patient  began to get extremely ill soon after his father died. This was a very traumatic incident for this young patient to experience at such a young age. 

The patient evidently saw his father collapse and die, which sent him into immediate shock. Soon after this traumatic event he began to show sign of depression and withdrawal from life. It was said that due to his father’s death patient was eventually diagnosed with high blood pressure and hyperglycemia.

On examination within the hospital his pulse was 64, blood pressure 210/120mmHg, and temperature 99 degrees F. His lungs were clear however during the cardiovascular exam there were S1 and S2 sounds heard during auscultation.
During the miasmatic analysis it was determined that he was Psoric-Syphilitic. The patient exhibited signs of sudden shock at the emotional and mental level. During this period patient experienced deterioration both physically, mentally and emotionally. He was apathetic, speechless and lacked a poor appetite. 

At the mental level he showed sign of sensitivity and a lack of emotional feelings to anyone that displayed kindness though he was very affectionate and meek at times. As stated in the above the patient did saw his father pass away which was such a traumatic event for him. Physically his body went into shock and soon after the event patient suffered high fever with increased blood pressure. 

During the homeopathic case taking the patient cried often and barely uttered a single word when spoken to. 

During the reportorial analysis 

After the repertorization the remedies that were chosen were 

  1. Alumina for its confused state, indecisiveness, confusion and a loss of memory. 
  2. Natrium phosphoricum was chosen for problems with relationships, anxiety, fears, hyperactivity and withdrawing from others.
  3. Phosphoricum acidum was a part of the rubric. It was chosen for anger, grief, sadness, indifference, homesickness, mental weakness followed by physical weakness, over caring for others and thirst lessness. 
  4. The last remedy that was chosen from the reportorial analysis was IGNATIA. Some common symptoms of the remedy include grief after bad news, quickness, studious, desires to be alone, conscientious, competent, silent grief with control and inner sensitivity during disappointment.

Ignatia 200 given at one dose was the remedy of choice for this constitutional case. This is a plant remedy and was chosen for the sensations: shattered, shocked, torn to pieces, disappointment, ruined, shock which paralyzes. 

For passive reaction: sadness, cannot move, cannot weep, faint, silent and grief. Active reaction included convulsions, excitability and besides oneself .

After the fifteen day follow up the patient showed improvement of his blood pressure to 170/100 mmHg. He also showed improvement in his appetite. After few months he again suffered from fever. The remedy Ignatia one dose was repeated. 

The patient in another follow up complained of a severe cough. On x-ray it revealed right sided pneumonia. Some rubrics added at this follow up were pain sore hold the chest, hands held chest, pain general lying aggravates. This time phosphorus was given. The potency was 200 with one dose given that day. 

After the follow the remedy seemed to improve many other symptoms. His blood pressure went to 110/10mmHg, and his appetite increased. Patient started smiling and communicating once again. He continued to show sensitivity to the world around him. Due to allopathic treatments for the fever, high blood pressure, and diabetes he began to have acidity. The Ignatia did indeed assist with lowering the blood pressure and normal BSL levels by maintaining emotional stability.

Conclusion:– Patient made improvements with Ignatia yet had set backs during the course of treatments as his immunity was less. However, phosphorus seemed to finally be the remedy that assisted in all his other problematic symptoms. Eventually, patient was  completely cured from the complicated complaints. 


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1 Comment

  1. ignatia suits mostly hysterical sensitive women manic depression with inner apprehensions,murray bergmann md says it suits in silent brooding, open restless pale emaciated worry health financial security responds to arsenic.if organic changes there calc carb for hypothyroid fearful and iodine hyperthroid may be required.ignatia basically is at spasm excited stage bengali homeopaths lay stress peculiar symptoms like anus constricted piles tendency long stools like phos.

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