Prescribing For Fevers Is Very Simple, If We Know How To Do It

Making homeopathic prescriptions for fevers is a real challenge for many homeopaths. Always there is a pressure that patients need immediate lowering of temperature. They are not willing to wait. Most homeopaths use mother tinctures, specifics and combinations in a desperate attempt to ‘show’ result. Many homeopaths advice their patients to go for allopathy or self medication with paracetamol.

Prescribing for fevers and bringing down temperature with potentized drugs is very simple if we know how to do it.

Case taking is the most the decisive step in prescribing for fevers. Never try to use ‘specifics’ or mother tinctures. Collecting symptoms and finding a similimum is most important.

LOOK FOR CHARACTERISTIC ACCESSORY SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH FEVER, BELONGING TO CONCOMITANTS, CAUSATION, MODALITIES AND LOCATIONS

1. CONCOMITANTS are most important symptoms in finding similimum for fevers. Look for concomitants symptoms in following regions:

Abdomen(Pains, flatulence, sensation), Rectum- (Diarrhoea-Constipation, type and color of stools), Back(pains, sensations), Chest(oppression, palpitation, pains), Throat(pain, swelling, hoarseness, peculiar sensations etc), Tongue(color, sensations, taste, other peculiarities), Respiratory(cough, asthmatic, expectoration etc), Nose(coryza, stuffiness, discharges, sensations etc), Head(Pains, peculiar sensations), Stomach(nausea, appetite, thirst, vomiting, pains, desires-aversions),
Ears(pains, discharges, tinnitus, sensations, hearing), Extremities(pains, numbness, cramps, coldness, peculiar sensations), Eyes(lachrymation, discolorations, sensations, swelling, visual), Face(swelling, discolorations), Alternating symptoms, if any, Perspiration(increased, decreased, localized, offensive, other peculiarities),
Skin(eruptions, colors, special sensations, coldness), Sleep(positions, dreams), Urinary(frequency, stranguary, burning, color, sediments, odor), Mind(mental abnormalities, fears, loquacity, anger, irritability, disposition), Physical generals(paroxysms, dropsy, trembling, weakness- chill- chilliness, vertigo).

2. MODALITIES: Time modalities, Conditional modalities

3. LOCATIONS: Sides, peculiar body regions

4. CAUSATION: Dietary irregularities, Exposures etc.

Collect maximum available symptoms under above FOUR categories. Even if you get minimum one prominent symptom each belonging to all these four categories, a reasonable prescription consisting of one or two drugs could be easily worked out, which will bring down temperature if used repeatedly in 30c potency.

If we have a good repertory software, and know how to use its sophisticated tools, it is a matter of a few minutes. Repertorization will be over by the time case taking is finished, if we work out the case using tools for ‘smart’ ways of case taking and repertorization.

Years back, I had a wonderful experience with prescribing for fever. My 5 year old son was suffering from fever for days. In spite of all my desperate attempts, temperature did not come down even after ten days. At night, the temperature will go up to 103 F. Whole family was very much worried. For me, it was very hard to accept failure and take him to allopath. One night at 12 pm, I was sitting sleepless at the bedside of son, who was much exhausted and asleep. Suddenly, I noticed he was SLEEPING WITH LEGS CROSSED. Without awakening him, I separated his legs. Instantly, he would cross the lower limbs again. I tried to keep is legs apart many times, but he crossed limbs again instantly. I sensed some peculiarity in his behavior, and took KENT repertory and searched for an appropriate rubric. I failed to get one. Then I searched in Boericke Repertory, and could locate following rubric:

[Boericke]Nervous system : SLEEP : Position : Must lie : Legs [with] : Crossed:- Rhod.

I decided to try RHODODENDRON. But there was no RHODO available in my medicine chest. Finally, could locate an old plastic vial labelled RHODO 30, and there was only some powdery remnants sticking in its bottom. I added some cold water into vial, and gave it to my son, without awakening him. After ten minutes, to my wonder, the boy was perspiring, temperature was gone! Next morning, he was very much normal and playing.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THAT TAUGHT ME A GREAT LESSON IN PRESCRIBING FOR FEVERS.

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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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