Delusion Of ‘Hole’ Into Abdomen Through Umbilicus – An ‘Aloes’ Case



ALOES contains large amounts of phytochemicals containing sulphur in their functional groups. This fact is amply corroborated by the wonderful similarities of aloes and sulphur symptoms. Based on this knowledge, I use aloes in many acute and chronic cases that have constitutional symptoms of sulphur.

Since aloes is very commonly used by me, I have hundreds of successful aloes cases in my archives. But here I am presenting a case that demonstrates how ‘rare sensations’ could be used for selecting a perfect similimum.

A man, 68 ys old. Complaints of bleeding piles and prostatitis. Hot patient, lean, unhygeinic, very loquacious, philosophical- Typical sulphur constitution. Much case taking is not needed to prescribe sulphur once we see him and talk to him.

But, he gave a very peculiar symptom. He says he has violent itching in umbilicus for many rears, with some moisture discharging from it. I suspected some fungal infections there.

But he says, there is a ‘hole’ into his abdomen through his umbilicus. He says he can feel hot air coming out of this ‘hole’. He pressed around umbilicus to ‘show’ me the ‘air coming out of his abdomen through that hole’.

I was fully convinced that he had a a strong delusion of ‘hole in umbilicus’. I hoped it could be used as a pivotol symptom that may lead to his similimum. So, I started hunting for an appropriate rubric in repertories. I could not find such a delusion any where in ‘mind’. Finally, I located the following rubric that seemed to be most near:

[Kent]Abdomen : PERFORATION, region of navel, sensation of:- Aloe.

Only ALOES!. That too in single mark. But, to my wonder, I noticed that all his other symptoms related with prostatitis, backache, bleeding piles etc were well fitting to aloes. More over, he was of typical sulphur constitution also.

I decided to try ALOES only, to see how it acts. Aloes 30 bds was given, with instant relief for his rectal bleeding and prostate pains. Same prescription was given for 3 months continuously, which cured all his complaints, as well as ‘delusions’. After 3 months, fully convinced of the action of ALOES, I gave few doses of sulphur also, hoping it would help in a ‘total cure’ as ‘constitutional similimum’. It was a happy, total cure! Now it is two years, and he always keep in touch with me, occasionally escorting his grandchildren to me.


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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