Chronic Asthma Cured By Alumina


35 year old woman. Asthmatic since 10 years. Persistent dry cough. Expectorates large quantities of white, mucous during morning only. Persistent salty taste in mouth. Cough relieved temporarily by expectoration. > by warm drinks. Aggravation by exertions. Weakness, always desires to lie down. Cold dry weather agg. Lean body. Violent paroxysms of cough starts instantly whenever anything salty or pungent such as pickles touches the tongue. Chilly patient. Dandruff, with intolerable itching of scalp-scratches until bleeding. Her husband said her asthma started after the death of 1 year old daughter of her sister due to choking while she was feeding the child. She believes the death of child was caused by her negligence, and had to undergo psychiatric treatment for suicidal dispositions after that. Asthma started after that incident. Weeping, tearful disposition. Aversion to food, she says she does not feel appetite. Habit of eating raw rice. Bouts of hiccough after eating. Nausea after eating. Constipation during menses. Copious leucorrhoea after menses. Menses late and very scanty.

Since it was a well taken case with enough symptoms, I decided to repertorize using ‘totality method’

Repertorisation Result – Totality Method : Sep.(54/23), Sulph.(53/25), Alum.(51/28), Phos.(51/25), Ars.(46/22), Nat-m.(46/20), Sil.(46/22), Nux-v.(44/20), Graph.(42/19),

SEPIA came first with 54 marks and 23 out of 29 rubrics. But ALUMINA tops in rubrics, by covering all 28 rubrics with total 51 mas. SULPH has 53 marks and 25 rubrics. PHOS has 51 marks with 25 rubrics.

Then I decided to go for COMBINE METHOD of repertorization provided in SIMILIMUM ULTRA. Elimination was done using mentals and generals.
Repertorisation Result – Combined Method Eliminate Using – Selected Symptoms
Totality Using – All Symptoms: Alum.(51), Ars.(46), Nux-v.(44), Rhus-t.(31)

Now, I have to decide the similimum from SEPIA, SULPH, ALUMINA and PHOS.

I decided to use ‘CRAVING FOR RAW RICE’ and ‘PAROXYSMS OF COUGH WHILE SALT OR PUNGENT THINGS TOUCH ON TONGUE’ as final ‘pivotal symptoms’, since these two symptoms were very peculiar. Only ALUMINA covered these two symptoms.

ALUMINA was finally selected as the similimum. Alumina 30c was given TDS for one month, then BDS for one month, followed by daily one dose for 4 months. Whenever symptoms aggravated, ALUMINA was given 3 hly doses. It cleared the case by 6 months. To ensure complete cure, a few doses of SEPIA, SULPH and PHOS were also given at the later stages, as many of the constitutional symptoms were covered by those drugs also.


1. [Kent]Respiration : ASTHMATIC
2. [Kent]Cough : DRY
3. [Kent]Expectoration : MORNING
4. [Kent]Expectoration : WHITE
5. [Kent]Expectoration : COPIOUS : Morning
6. [Kent]Cough : EXPECTORATION amel.
7.[Kent]Generalities : FOOD : Warm drinks amel.
8. [Kent]Generalities : EXERTION, physical : Agg.
9. [Kent]Cough : IRRITATING things, such as salt, wine, pepper, vinegar, immediately start cough
10. [Kent]Generalities : COLD REMEDIES (Gibson Miller’s)
11. [Kent]Head : DANDRUFF
12. [Kent]Head : ITCHING of scalp : Bleeds, must scratch until
13. [Kent]Mind : ANXIETY : Conscience, of (as if guilty of a crime)
14. [Kent]Mind : SUICIDAL disposition
15. [Kent]Mind : WEEPING, tearful mood, etc
16. [Kent]Stomach : AVERSION to : Food
17. [Kent]Stomach : APPETITE : Diminished
18. [Kent]Stomach : DESIRES : Rice, dry
19. [Kent]Stomach : HICCOUGH : Eating : After
20. [Kent]Stomach : NAUSEA : Eating : Eating, after
21. [Kent]Rectum : CONSTIPATION : Menses during
22. [Kent]Genitalia – Female : LEUCORRHOEA
23. [Kent]Genitalia – Female : LEUCORRHOEA : Menses after
24. [Kent]Genitalia – Female : MENSES : Late
25. [Kent]Genitalia – Female : MENSES : Scanty
26. [Kent]Generalities : WEAKNESS, enervation
27. [Kent]Generalities : LIE down, inclination to
28. [Kent]Generalities : LEAN people
29. [Kent]Generalities : COLD : Dry weather agg.


About Chandran K C

I started practicing homeopathy in 1970, when I was 20 years old and studying for final year of BSc (Zoology) course. My interest in homeopathy happened very accidentally, through a constant relationship with a local practitioner who happened to be father of my classmate. I was a regular visitor in his clinic, where from I started reading BOERICKE MATERIA MEDICA and other homeopathic books, which helped me to cure myself my troublesome asthma that have been haunting me since my childhood days. I became a voracious reader of homeopathy. I was also deeply involved in studying marxism and dialectical materialism during my college days, which attracted me to political activities. MARXISM and HOMEOPATHY became two essential parts of my intellectual and practical life, which still continues so. Even though I joined DHMS course in a karnataka homeopathic college, I could not continue it due to my intense involvement in revolutionary political activities that resulted in jail life and a lot of criminal cases. Once that phase was over, I took a diploma in veterinary science an became a livestock inspector in animal husbandry department under govt of kerala. I have been continuing my study and practice of homeopathy all through these years. Since CCH act came into force only in 1976, and it contained provisions allowing existing practitioners to continue, my homeopathic practice went smoothly in parallel with my government job. In 1987, co-operating with some local homeopaths and social activists, I started Kannur District Homeopathic Hospital Sociey, which established a chain of hospitals and homeopathic clinics in different parts of Kannur district. After a few years I had to leave the society for some political reasons, and I established a 100 bedded well equipped homeopathic hospital in Taliparamba, employing a number of prominent homeopaths. That was ended up as a financial disaster for me due to many reasons, including my lack of skills as a money manager, and I was compelled to close down my dream project with in a short period. I lost huge money I invested, lost my reputation, and it pulled me into a debt trap. I learned a lot of valuabl lessons from this failure- about life, human psychology, relationships, and above all, about myself. I realized failure is the greatest teacher, if you are prepared learn from it. I learned how will power and determination to win will help us come back into life as a phoenix from our own ashes. I learned, one does not fail unless he stops fighting and accepts failure. My failure and the hardships that followed has moulded my personality in such a way that I can now withstand any disaster and fight back. I tell you, you will not know what life really is, unless you miserably fail at least once in your life. By this time, I left my government job also, and settled as a full time homeopathic practitioner. By this practice, I could repair my earlier financial losses, and establish well in life. It was during this period that I felt the need of developing a simple and user-friendly homeopathic software, that resulted in the evolution of SIMILIMUM, which was later upgraded into SIMILIMUM ULTRA. Similimum Ultra was well accepted by the profession, and it collected good revenues which continues even today. I stopped my practice a few years back , and concentrated in the study and research activities to evolve scientifically viable explanations to the so-called riddles of homeopathy. This unrelenting study resulted in MIT or Molecular Imprints Therapeutics, which provides a scientific and rational explanation for homeopathy. I started a homeopathic discussion group on facebook called HOMEOPATHY FOR TOTAL CURE, which has more than 35000 homeopaths as members. By this work on facebook, I could establish close relationship with many homeopaths around the world. It goes on. I could successfully convert facebook as my office and work place, from where I propagate my MIT ideas, co-ordinate my works for homeopathic community, and sell my Similimum Ultra Software. Similimum Ultra is currently my only source of income for daily life and research expenses, and I am satisfied with it. All my four children are grown up, employed, and well settled which makes me free from all worries, permitting me to spend my whole remaining life dedicated to homeopathy. NOW I AM IN 64TH YEAR OF MY LIFE, AND MY NEXT BIRTH DAY COMES ON JUNE10.
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