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Homeopathy,ADHD

Article written by Dr. Luc

This growing availability of Ritalin (its use has increased 7 fold over the past 8 years) raises fears of abuse, while in one study Ritalin caused liver cancer mice (although this was not considered a reason to stop the drug). Well-meaning teachers pressure parents to put a child on Ritalin when they feel his behavior disturbs the classroom. This leads to anguish on the part of the parents, who must decide whether their child’s very active behavior is abnormal to the point of needing treatment and whether to use drugs to control that behavior.
Individualization is the key in treating any chronic condition with homeopathy, but it is particularly important in treating children with ADHD. Symptoms in these children can vary greatly: some are violent and aggressive, others are sweet, sensitive and compassionate, trying to cooperate fully with the physician although unable to concentrate in school. This diversity explains why no one medication, whether prescription or homeopathic, will work for all these children.
Let’s have an in-depth look at homeopathy.
Advantages of homeopathy
Homeopathy is a true science based on laws and principles AND the only scientific way of testing its validity: remedies tested on healthy individuals, not animals neither sick patients as is done in Western medicine. Western medicine has no principles or laws, except that “the Contrary Cures the Contrary.” This is why no therapy in Western medicine survives the test of time. After some years, at first heralded therapies are abandoned and new ones are pursued. They call it progress, but true healing methods have survived centuries of scrutinies. Homeopathy is almost 200 years old while acupuncture survived 5,000 years. What was true and efficient then still is now! What is left of medicine from 200 years ago? Thank God nothing, because deaf people were put in asylums, mental patients got flogged and tortured, while starving, purging and blood letting were crude methods performed by the “star” physicians of that time. That modern medicine still changes its opinions on the drop of a hat is demonstrated daily. AZT, the “miracle” drug for AIDS patients was first advised to be taken not only by full-blown AIDS patients, but also by anyone who tested HIV positive without symptoms. Shortly after this it was found that half of the doses worked as well and cut down on the side-effects. Then a study in Europe showed that AZT did not provide any benefit in prolonging the quantity and quality of an AIDS patient, followed recently by advise in the USA that doctors should not prescribe AZT automatically to AIDS patients. From riches to rags in a couple of years.IMG_8555
Before I start explaining you what homeopathy can do for your ADD child, consider the advantages of homeopathy when compared to Western medicine.
The treatment is individualized-it considers the whole patient himself through symptoms, rather than the disease as a name. Too often, we physicians think that our work is finished when we put the patient in a category of disease. “Yes, you have ADD. Here is the prescription for Ritalin. Go home and pray that it will work.” Homeopathy does not need a name of disease. It looks at the person as a whole and tries to find the contributing factors of disease.
All remedies recommended in homeopathy have extensive human experiment. Contrary to what opponents of homeopathy would have you believe, all remedies are tested in the only scientific way, i.e. on normal, healthy individuals.
The homeopathic method of prescribing on a totality of symptoms is designed to be curative, not just palliative and suppressive as when takes a sleeping pill for insomnia. Little in allopathic medicine is directed at reparation.
Homeopathy has its time-tested usefulness. Medical fads run their course and disappear rapidly, whereas homeopathy is practiced all over the world.
There is no drugging effect, and there are no side-effects from homeopathic remedies. Unwanted effects are homeopathic aggravations, recognized by the well-trained homeopath and easily managed.
Its cost is very modest and its application is simple. Practicing homeopathy by a majority of physicians would turn the health budget around over night!! This is quite different from the high prices of drugs now often used in ADD/ADHD like Ritalin, Cylert or Tofranil with all their side effects. Not one ADD/ADHD patient in this world has to stay sick because they can’t afford the medications.
Most of the remedies are prepared from fresh plants and minerals. Properly stored away from heat or radiation, they keep their strength indefinitely.
Is it not amazing that despite this long list of the benefits of homeopathy that some not-so-well-intentioned people still label this great science as quackery?
Practical plan for the ADD/ADHD patient
Time-Line for Order of Treatment and Diagnosis
For a physician, every investigation into an illness starts with a good inquiry. Getting the facts together, the symptoms with their modalities and the different factors in the patient’s lifestyle which contribute to the disease are essential in restoring the patient’s health. Yet most physicians neglect the all-important question: “What happened in your life when you became sick or just before you became sick?” I see enough doctor’s reports from my patient. They are explicit enough in the description of symptoms and the enumeration of the different illnesses, but they rarely link the onset of the disease to a meaningful event in the patient’s life. Yet the onset is most often the clue to the solution. For your ADD child, identifying the onset will be your first task. Communicate to your physician the exact circumstances and the first symptoms observed.
Some examples that I have seen in practice will clarify this. Of ten ADD children I treat, they all may be getting the same prescription medication, but they may have ten different beginnings or etiologies. They may have been“never well since” such diverse circumstances as:
a heartbreak (divorce of parents, death of a pet, moving from the childhood home)
a fright (locked in a car trunk, or almost killed in a car accident)
changing schools
difficult delivery when being born, sometimes with a trauma to the head from the use of forceps or suction, sometimes with temporary lack of oxygen
the longterm effects of an operation, because of sensitivity to anesthesia
severe diarrhea with dehydration
recurrent antibiotic intake
the death of a family member
I have seen all these factors lead to ADHD cases in my practice. Your pediatrician may not be able to make anything of this information, but a homeopathic physician will come up with ten different remedies for these ten different children. Doesn’t it make more sense to treat the root of the problem, and not merely the little sick branches (the symptoms)? Yet most doctors, alternative or conventional, do little more than trimming the twigs (removing the symptoms) because they do not know how to treat the sick root, the source of the symptoms. Conventional medicine does not have the tools to repair the beginnings of ADD. So they keep on using the few medications that cover some of its symptoms. Only holistic modalities like acupuncture and chiropractic and especially homeopathy are capable of turning ADD patient’s lives around.
Determine What Kind of ADD Child you have: Help through Hereditary (Miasmatic) background
The term “miasm” is an old medical term used in Hahnemann’s time (the 1800’s) and by Dr. Hahnemann himself to reflect a certain “predisposition, a defect” that can be transferred from generation to generation. This theory so well set-out by Hahnemann corresponds to our genetic work of today, except that homeopaths are two hundred years ahead of conventional medicine in applying this theory in practice. For more explanation of miasms, I can refer you to my book Human Condition Critical. For the purpose of this article, it is sufficient to classify these ADD/ADHD children into four major groups, which I will call the Support-Needy, the Stimulation/Excitement Seekers, the Destructive ones, and the Changeable/Restless. As we will see, each of these groups has different symptoms and behavioral expressions, which will reflect the many different kinds of ADD/ADHD children we have. Don’t we have some that can’t pay attention, but are the sweetest kids around? Others are restless and seem to forget the moment you teach them something. Then there are those who feel the need to be malicious and hurt someone, while some ADHD children exhibit the constant need to kiss and touch everyone around. Are all these children alike? Obviously not, so the myth that a drug like Ritalin would cover all of these children is just that, a myth.
Let’s look at the four major groups.
The Support-Needy Ones
hypersensitive to environmental factors
moody (anger and tears) and impressionable
lazy and apathetic, day dreamers
inconsistent thoughts, cannot materialize what he thinks (theorizing), thoughts come too fast, they cannot stay put in one channel
fictious thoughts, builds castles in the air
inability to concentrate, weakness of memory
slow learners, need to “mull” things over; it leads to being perceived as “dumb”, even by the child himself
passionate indulgence to achieve unnecessary objects with mental restlessness
easily fatigued, mentally and physically with a desire to lie down
complain they want to do something but they don’t know what
anxieties and phobias in children: fear of darkness, being alone, animals, going to school, fear of failure in school, fear of being laughed at
aversion to be in company of strangers, crowds; likes to be one-on-one, being with his one “best” friend or would rather play by himself
chronic worriers: about leaving home, coming too late at school, not performing well at school, about the welfare of their parents, sensitive about horrible things they see on TV, in the street (they are greatly disturbed by them)
lack of discipline, untidy appearance
very attached at the home, does not want to leave family to go to summer camp; cries when having to go to school, hangs on to the mother and looks for constant reassurance; invites friends to come play at his home, does not want to play at friend’s home unless it is in the immediate neighborhood
when family splits (divorce), this child can feel lost and will join a gang, “just to belong”; or he suddenly changes his behavior from easy going to very volatile, even aggressive behavior (cursing, inappropriate sexual behavior, kicking,punching holes in the wall, etc.)
when sick, is very clingy, wants constant reassurance, wants to be held or have mother at home
loves playing in nature, in the woods, camping on an island, loves all kinds of animals and dogs are often their only friend
cannot tolerate noise and crowded places
lots of imagination
standing in one place tortures him most, but dislikes exercise except being in the water (pool, ocean)
very stubborn: can brood for hours, can throw temper tantrums when refused something
likes to collect things: cards, memorabilia, “antiques,” toys and dislikes to share them except with his best friend
loves food in general, eats or snacks all the time; favorites are rich, creamy foods, ice cream, milk although it often disagrees, meat; chews on his pencil or as a baby eats sand at the beach
timidity: in conversations, at parties, at school: they don’t like the attention drawn to them, don’t like to be looked at; avoid taking initiative, are always followers, never a leader even to the point of cowardice
Over stimulation, the ones looking for Excitement
suspicious and jealous; quarrelsome with tendency to harm others and cruelty to animals; sometimes exaggerated, pathological love for animals (it is the only being they bestow their attention on)
lack of affection, anger from trifles
can’t sit still doing his homework, restless legs while sitting, tapping with his pencil while sitting; sitting still in a classroom is like a bird being in a cage; they need to interrupt the teacher, calling out answers when not asked
rudeness and mischieviousness
absent minded: loses thread of conversation, loss of short-term memory, inattention, easily distracted by slightest diversion, is in a constant brain fag
best time to do their mental work is the evening (8 p.m. till 3 a.m.), unfortunately that’s when they come “alive” for other things too: they love the night life and go to the extreme of switching the day life to the night life; of course then they are exhausted the next day in school
tendency to conceal things, lies easily, boasts all the time; conceals “parts” of the real him: his performances at school, athletic performances, successes with the opposite sex, etc., he exaggerates the extent of them
loves and needs company: the more people, the better; has no problems to get acquainted with strangers, people are very charmed by the sycotic child who is full of tricks and inventiveness
loves to hang out with a bunch of his friends, looking for mischievous things to do, looking for the next short-living thrill; they are dare-devils, taking risks just to look good with their friends; they incite others to do the same daring deeds; they love films with high speed, stunts, guns; they rather live a short life full of excitement than a long “boring” life
jealousy can be outspoken: towards friends, younger siblings, the success other children have at school, towards the “jocks” at school
children with colic from birth on
impatient, wants things now, can’t take no for an answer
will do anything to get the attention of others: bright clothes, orange hair, tattoos, rings through the nose, flaunting their bodies with tight jeans, miniskirts, bare midriffs; they love to “shock” people and their parents
mind on sexual organs, preoccupation with sexuality
great physical stamina when excited by things he is doing: sports, dancing, playing music; otherwise complains about feeling too fatigued to do his homework upon returning from school; but feels great again in the evening
mental and physical restless sleep
suspicious, mean, selfish
suicidal tendency in the heat of the passion (“no one understands me,” two friends committing suicide together
The Destructive Ones
the child can’t explain and does not realize his symptoms
mentally dull, ignorant, stupid, sulky, sullen, morose
he can read but can’t retain, must reread to comprehend; slowness in comprehension, they forget what they were about to say
urge for destruction is very characteristic: breaks things, with a malicious intent; loves to destroy toys, books, your furniture; cruelty with absence of remorse
at slightest provocation, and even without, resorts to fighting, cursing, nasty behavior; everybody “is out there to hurt him;” he hates everything: his life, school, work, parents, the government
lack of sense of duty and responsibility, cold blooded, perversion
aversion to company, introvert; locks himself up in his room and plays on the computer; asocial, misanthropic
depression, despair, sulking with suicidal tendencies: “giving up on life,” rather a lack of passion
laughs inappropriately (in school, at a funeral, etc.)
they like to hurt people (emotionally too) and animals: kick their dog for no reason; they like to hurt their younger sibling out of satisfaction it gives them
disrespectful to any authority (teachers, parents, physicians, police, etc.); they dress to shock people, but not for the thrill, rather to hurt people, out of meanness, as a show of disrespect for the rest of the world
they are fascinated with cemeteries, satanic cults, Dracula and have a morbid interest in skeletons or medical books looking up pictures of deformed people
unsuccessful in arithmetical calculations
great restlessness, driving him out of bed
no mercy, sympathy or affection, despotic, domineering
hereditary tendency to alcoholism; consumes alcohol not to belong or for the excitement, rather to numb the isolated, sad feelings he has; tendency to take street drugs and medical drugs; addictive personality
fascination especially with knives, also guns
tendency to depression; wants to be left alone; indifferent to pleasurable things, avoids people in general (not because he is timid, but because he does not like people in general)
complete aversion to meat
behavior worse from sunset to sunrise
depression, suicide, mental disease, alcoholism in the family history
The Dissatisfied and Changeable Ones
good memory but easily fatigued by mental work, becoming confused and averse to mental work
impatient if their wishes are not happening fast enough; or giving up easily when the desired result is not forthcoming
easily impressionable, easily enthusiastic, but tiring quickly in their interest; they change the object/subject of their interest very quickly
temper tantrums with breaking and throwing things when their little whims are not satisfied quickly enough
they crave excitement and new things all the time; they hardly take the time to explore the new things, settings, places, etc.
loquacious in the class, frustrated with rigid teachers, easily coming along with excitable ones
loves to run around, listening to music
tend to be allergic to fury animals (dogs, cats)
argumentative and contrary behavior
biting, destroying toys, books
refuses to come into consulting room, shrieks and yells and kicks; unreasonable terror in a child at a medical examination or with strangers
loves bacon, smoked foods, milk, salt, chocolate
fear of thunder, being alone, being in the dark
Conclusion
Many of the ADHD children will fall under the Stimulation/Excitement group. Yet I have seen ADHD children from all four groups and sometimes symptoms of different groups in one child. The well-trained homeopathic physician will recognize which group is mainly represented in that child. Then his task starts. Each of these groups have numerous remedies. The physician will tailor the remedy to each child, thereby assuring success in the outcome. Often the child’s life is changed on every plane: physically, emotionally, and mentally. Just to give you one example of the hundreds I have been treating:

An 8 year-old child suffered since age 2 from recurrent ear infections. Every cold went to the ears. Now at age 8 he had a 30% hearing loss. He was diagnosed with ADHD because his behavior was asocial, he hated everything, paid no attention, was labeled dumb, and he threatened to kill his mother on a daily basis. After a full examination, it was concluded he belonged to the Destructive group of ADHD. An appropriate remedy was prescribed and taken once only. Result: from the very next day on, his behavior changed dramatically. He became sweet and affectionate. This behavior three months later was still the same, without having to repeat the remedy at all. During this time, he got a cold. Upon examination by his ENT doctor, no ear infection was found. Even more astonishing to the physician, a new audiogram (hearing test) showed a complete normal result. Surprising? Not to a skilled homeopath. Anecdotal? Not if we can repeat such results, and we can! I hope that many parents and teachers alike may discover the wonders of homeopathy: their children’s future is depending on it!

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Pharma Antidepressants- suicides,homicides

Random list of victims of PHARMA DRUGS
• Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
• Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
• Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
• Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
• Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
• Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
• Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
• Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
• A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
• Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
• A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
• Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
• TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
• Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
• James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
• Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
• Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
• Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
• Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
• Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
• Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
• Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
• Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
• Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
• Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
• Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
• Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002, (Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
• Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
• Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
• Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
• Woody __, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
• A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
• Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
• Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
• Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
• Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
• Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
• Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school…………………………………………………………………………………….

Common adverse effects of antidepressants        (#suicide #homicide)
Common side effects of antidepressant use include: nausea, dry mouth, headaches, diarrhea, nervousness, agitation or restlessness, bruxism (teeth grinding), reduced sexual desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, impulsivity, akathisia (unbearable internal restlessness or agitation), irritability, hostility, fetal abnormalities (when taken by pregnant mothers), loss of empathy, loss of motivation, loss of libido and impaired sexual response (erectile dysfunction in men, and loss of orgasm in both sexes), rash, increased sweating, weight gain, drowsiness and insomnia.
Sleep disturbance, including insomnia and parasomnias are listed in most literature, but the degree to which these effects are debilitating is easy to miss for those who have not experienced it. SSRIs can disrupt sleep for those taking the drug, and in withdrawal. Sleep disruption can last for months after the meds have been discontinued, even for people who ean off them gradually.
Certain effects, such as hair thinning and loss of bone density, occur when the medications are taken long-term.
Many of the minor common side effects of antidepressants are clearly highlighted in manufacturers’ literature. Some, such as weight gain, are often presented as “weight gain or loss”, a description that leaves the misleading impression that both effects are equally likely.
Sexual dysfunction affects most people who take SSRI antidepressants. A few people experience a manic reaction to these drugs and experience hyper-sexuality instead. Manufacturer information is sometimes buried, or misleading. For example, for Paxil a table is presented with footnotes where effects experienced by subjects in a 6-week trial are compared to placebo. It shows that 2% of subjects suffer this effect while no subjects in the placebo group did. Of course, healthy young subjects might not admit to loss of interest in sex, and perhaps they did not notice within 6 weeks. For most people who take SSRIs for a significant length of time, sexual side effects are guaranteed. If people realized this, they might not be so quick to demand a prescription.
Some side effects, such as craving for alcohol, are simply not acknowledged. Many people who take SSRIs become alcohol abusers.

Among SSRI stories are thousands in which the combined effects of an antidepressant and alcohol bring out in people the worst effects of both. People do things while under the combined influence that they would never normally do. When Dr Healy blogged about Anne-Marie, a woman of unusual insight who eventually figured out that her SSRI was the cause of her alcoholism, RxISK.org received a flood of comments from people who suddenly recognized that their alcohol problem started soon after their SSRI prescription.

(See http://davidhealy.org/out-of-my-mind-driven-to-drink/ and comments)
Other side effects
Side effects which are less common, but not rare, include: an increase in violent thoughts and impulses, suicidal ideation, mania, loss of judgment, strange or terrifying dreams, reduced inhibition, craving for alcohol, a tendency to indulge in reckless behavior, thought disturbance or full-blown psychosis, and increased propensity to drug and alcohol addiction.
Psychotropic drugs, including SSRIs, when taken for a long time, predispose people to other addictions. This is particularly true with children who are started on these drugs at a young age and become bipolar in adolescence as a consequence. Although pharmaceutical companies have denied it for years, SSRIs and other psychotropic drugs create dependency. When people get hooked on street drugs, we call it addiction and disapprove. When people get hooked on drugs prescribed by their doctors, and suffer terrible symptoms when they try to stop taking them, it is interpreted as evidence that they have a chronic illness. Their withdrawal symptoms are mischaracterized as “relapse” and proof that they need the drug to stay well.
Most alarming of all, antidepressants can cause depression and suicidality. Despite having been forced to issue black box warnings in the USA, several manufacturers fudge this one. For example, the Celexa, June, 2012 monograph cautions that:
“Depression is associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, self-harm and suicide (suicide-related events). This risk persists until significant remission occurs. As improvement may not occur during the first few weeks or more of treatment, patients should be closely monitored until such improvement occurs. It is general clinical experience that the risk of suicide may increase in the early stages of recovery.”
In other words, Lundbeck is implying that Celexa makes people feel better, but until this positive effect kicks in, their depression may cause suicidality. According to their spin, it is not the drug but depression that is the problem. However, there is unequivocal evidence [1] that SSRI drugs can cause people who were never depressed and never had a suicidal thought, to become suicidal after taking these medications. People need to understand this, especially parents whose teenagers are among the many thousands whose GPs are offering them SSRIs to help them deal with boyfriend or exam problems.
Similarly, SSRIs cause people to become violent. Studies show that the SSRI & SNRI antidepressants are among the worst drugs for causing violence (see Trends and Data). Every shooting in the USA has been done by someone on antidepressants!!!!!
Long-term use of antidepressants causes permanent changes to people’s mood and reactions. Suicide and violence are the most alarming side effects, however small the percent of affected persons may be. However, depression and bi-polar, which are more common, are the most offensive side effects. People take these drugs in the belief and hope that the medication will make them feel better, only to have their long term mental health undermined by this decision. It seems that, despite books like Anatomy of an Epidemic few physicians are aware of this. Robert Whitaker pointed this out in his 2010 book, and more recently Danish internist Peter Gotzsche bluntly stated:
“Bipolar illness rose 35-fold in 20 years in the United States. It’s not only the loose criteria (for diagnosis) that cause this disaster; both SSRIs and ADHD drugs cause bipolar illness…WHO studies have shown that patients fare much better in areas of the world where psychotropic drugs are little used…People may get terrible symptoms when they try to stop (taking the drugs), both symptoms that resemble the disease and may others that they have never experienced before.”[2]img_8988

[1] Emergence of antidepressant induced suicidality, David Healy, Primary Care Psychiatry, 2000 6:23–28 © LibraPharm Limited
[2] Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime, Psychiatry, the Drug Industry’s Paradise, Dr Peter Gotzsche, Radclofee Publishing, 2013, P196, P199
Trends and data
In 2011, the American National Department of Health and Human Services found that eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and over were taking antidepressant medication. They found that more than 60% of Americans taking antidepressant medication had been taking it for 2 years or longer, with 14% having taken the medication for 10 years or more. The most astounding finding was that between the time periods 1988–1994 and 2005–2008 – that is, within less than 10 years – the rate of antidepressant use in the United States among all age groups increased nearly 400%.
In the E.U., antidepressant use has also experienced huge growth since the turn of the century.
In 1955, in the USA, approximately one in 13,000 people was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and those who were diagnosed had a 50% chance of recovering without relapse. In 1985, researchers found that in Switzerland, the incidence of bipolar disorder had significantly increased since the introduction of antidepressants. More recently, a meta-analysis of 35 studies involving randomized control trials found that 12.5 % of subjects treated with antidepressants experienced some form of mania. In 2013, the American National Institute of Mental Health warns that: “Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.”


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Fluvaccine is it safe? Please read

Thinking about getting the flu shot?? …Read this!! original link at http://www.learntherisk.org
There are very REAL side effects of the flu shot…that the pharmacy won’t tell you about. And the reactions, and subsequent health issues, are NOT rare. Vaccines are a long-term investment for pharmaceutical companies — ever wonder why that flu shot is FREE?!! –because they will eventually lead to health issues. This is no surprise if you look at the vaccine ingredients list..
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf
Most of the injuries reported from vaccines come from the FLU SHOT, leading to 275 cases of severe reactions and THREE deaths already reported in the first six months of 2017! (government report here)
Through the severe injuries and even the more mild reactions that could turn serious, the pharmaceutical industry is creating pharmaceutical customers for life.

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It’s no fun getting the flu…but is it worth the health risks involved with getting the shot?

It is one of the most dangerous vaccines on the market, linked to sudden death, stroke, paralysis and more.
And even mainstream media has to admit it hardly works — if it even works at all.
Studies show that it rarely protects people from getting the flu and that increased vaccination does NOT reduce mortality in any age group. “We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group. Because fewer than 10% of all winter deaths were attributable to influenza in any season, we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate [flu] vaccination benefit.” (link to study)
So is that flu shot really worth the REAL risk? Just to escape a few days of rest… Think twice before rolling up your sleeve. Actually think three times, four times, five times….
Click here to see the toxic ingredients in the flu shot.
And see below for stories and research…
Flu Shot has led to 275 cases of severe reactions already in 2017…

More on Flu Deaths!

Studies on the Flu Shot/Influenza Vaccine:
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis After Influenza Vaccination: A Case Report Critical Care Nurse
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that has been associated with the influenza immunization [vaccination]. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis developed in a 42-year-old woman within three weeks of receiving the seasonal influenza [flu] vaccine.
http://m.ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/36/3/e1.full.pdf
Febrile Seizure Risk after Vaccination in Children One to Five Months of Age Pediatric Neurology
Vaccination in children aged three to five months was associated with a large relative risk of febrile seizure on the day of and the day after vaccination. [Febrile seizures can lead to permanent seizure disorders including epilepsy, see our page on seizures]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28958404
Vaccine administration and the development of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in children Human Vaccines & Immunotherapies.
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an adverse event that can follow vaccine administration, and may limit vaccine use because little is known about which vaccines it may follow, its real incidence and severity, the risk of chronic disease, or the possibility of recurrences after new doses of the same vaccine.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23324619
Adverse events following administration to pregnant women of influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [Death and miscarriages reported to VAERS after influenza vaccine] Vaccine
VAERS received 294 reports of AEs (Adverse Events) in pregnant women who received 2009-H1N1 vaccine. Two maternal deaths were reported. Fifty-nine women (20.1%) were hospitalized. We verified 131 pregnancy-specific outcomes: 95 spontaneous abortions (<20 weeks); 18 stillbirths (≥20 weeks).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21861964mercury2
Acute Lung Injury Accompanying Alveolar Hemorrhage Associated with Flu Vaccination in the Elderly Internal medicine
We describe a case of acute lung injury resulting from a pathologically confirmed alveolar hemorrhage, which may have been closely related to a preceding vaccination for influenza [flu]. We should consider a vaccine-related adverse reaction as a potential cause of pulmonary disease. Pulmonary injury or alveolar hemorrhage in the influenza season should always prompt physicians to consider the possibility of flu vaccination- related ADR.
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/internalmedicine/54/24/54_54.4894/_pdf
Acute renal failure after influenza vaccination: a case report J Prev Med Hyg. 2014
A fifty-three year old surgeon had acute renal [kidney] failure consisting with acute tubulo-interstizial nephropaty twelve days after influenza [flu] vaccination
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718337/
Deaths Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, United States,1997-2013 Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015
Temporally associated deaths can occur following vaccination. VAERS received 2149 death reports, most (68.4%) in children.
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/61/6/980/451431
Acute upper respiratory tract viral illness and influenza immunization in homes for the elderly Epidemiology & Infection.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2271825/
Comparison of VAERS fetal-loss reports during three consecutive influenza seasons Human & Experimental Toxicology, 2013
4000% increase in miscarriage data from VAERS
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888271/
Influenza vaccine-induced interstitial lung disease European Respiratory Journal 2013
Reports of interstitial lung disease (ILD) caused by influenza vaccine have been published…Clinicians should be aware of the risk for ILD induced by influenza vaccine. It may become serious without treatment.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/41/2/474.long
Recurrent isolated sixth nerve palsy after consecutive annual influenza vaccinations in a child Journal AAPOS
We report the case of recurrent isolated sixth nerve palsy after consecutive annual influenza vaccinations in an otherwise-healthy 2-year-old boy. [Sixth nerve palsy is a brain disorder which weakens the nerve causing eye misalignment such as crossed eyes, lazy eye or strabismus.]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19285888
Guillain-Barré syndrome after vaccination in United States: data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (1990-2005) Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after receiving vaccinations. [The] influenza [flu] vaccine can be associated with GBS. Vaccination-related GBS results in death or disability in one fifth of affected individuals. [Guillain-Barré syndrome refers to nerve damage that typically causes paralysis.]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19730016
Acute respiratory failure secondary to eosinophilic pneumonia following influenza vaccination in an elderly man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Intl Journal of Infectious Disease
Acute respiratory [lung] failure with diffuse pulmonary opacities following influenza [flu] vaccination. We report a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who developed fever with worsening of respiratory symptoms and severe hypoxemia requiring ventilatory support shortly after influenza [flu] vaccination.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S120197121401515X
Membranous nephropathy and severe acute kidney injury following influenza vaccination Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, 2015
We report a patient who developed acute-onset massive proteinuria with nephrotic syndrome and severe acute kidney injury soon after receiving the influenza [flu] vaccine. Kidney biopsy showed membranous nephropathy and acute interstitial nephritis.
http://www.sjkdt.org/article.asp?issn=1319-2442;year=2015;volume=26;issue=6;spage=1289;epage=1293;aulast=Patel
Inactivated vaccines in children aged two years or younger are not significantly more efficacious than placebo Cochrane Database Review
Monovalent pandemic vaccine is associated with cataplexy and narcolepsy in children… Little evidence [of efficacy of the flu vaccine] is available for children younger than two years of age. No safety comparisons could be carried out… Influenza [flu] vaccines were associated with serious harms such as narcolepsy and febrile convulsions.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22895945
Narcolepsy and hypersomnia in Norwegian children and young adults following the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic Elsevier, 2017
Increased hazard ratios of narcolepsy following vaccination.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17302669?via%3Dihub
Increased Risk of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012
[Flu vaccine] recipients lack temporary immunity that protected against other respiratory viruses.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404712/

News Reports:

 

LearnTheRisk Uncategorized December 5, 2017
Is the flu vaccine safe?
Dr. Clark answers some frequently asked questions that patients have about the flu vaccine. He gives a few reasons why he does not get it. One is the increased risk for Alzheimers Disease from […]
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LearnTheRisk Uncategorized December 5, 2017
Dr Eric on the Deceptive Marketing of the Flu Shot
Please, please, please think two, three or even four times before getting the flu shot this year. I just went to Kroger to get some groceries and this “specially formulated” flu shot […]
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LearnTheRisk Uncategorized December 5, 2017
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More than 22,000 nurses in the United States are risking their jobs by taking a stand against Big Pharma and refusing to submit to the flu shot – a vaccine that the CDC admitted is ineffective. […]
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LearnTheRisk Uncategorized December 5, 2017
The ineffectiveness of the Flu Shot
You have to inject one hundred people in order to help one person- STOP the madness. Learn the truth about the flu shot.
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This Video also Shows how to NEVER get a Cold or the Flu, EVER ! It’s Simple and Effective. The flu shot and vaccines is a cruel hoax that is poisoning and killing children and adults […]
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LearnTheRisk Uncategorized December 5, 2017
Dr. Peter Doshi on why you shouldn’t get the flu shot
Dr. Peter Doshi, Scientist at Johns Hopkins University speaks about why the flu shot should not be administered.
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LearnTheRisk News, Videos November 15, 2017
WATCH THIS BEFORE YOU GET THE FLU SHOT! 4 minutes that could save your health…
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LearnTheRisk News November 2, 2017
WHY THIS DOCTOR WILL NOT TAKE THE FLU SHOT…
WHY THIS DOCTOR WILL NOT TAKE THE FLU SHOT… Now this is a smart doctor. If only all doctors would put health before their pHARMa paycheck. “Smart doctors don’t get flu shots. Smart […]
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Learn The Risk News July 20, 2017
CVS’s Flu Shot Commission
CVS gives employees $5 for every flu shot they push on unsuspecting people…😳 Latest post by LTR founder and former pharmaceutical sales executive Brandy Vaughan… From a friend: […]
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Learn The Risk News, Stories April 11, 2017
SWINE FLU SHOT CAUSED NARCOLEPSY IN 10 YEAR OLD BOY
The UK Government ADMITS the swine flu shot caused narcolepsy in hundreds and Josh Hadfield is one of them. His family has waited years for government compensation to cover his medical bills and […]
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What You May Not Know About the Flu Shot:
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Study Finds Link To Flu Vaccination In First Trimester And Autism.
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4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women
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Don’t believe everything you read about flu deaths!
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Homeopathy/Isotherapy what’s the difference?

Isotherapy: What is Isotherapy ?

To combat a recurrent infection, homeopathy uses Isotherapy.

Infection is treated with an identical disease agent prepared from microbial secretions that come from the patient himself. Secretions may include pus, scabs, or urine. To avoid degradation, the secretion is placed in a special container, and sent to a homeopathy laboratory, where it is submitted to a cold sterile filtration. A remedy is then prepared and sent back to the patient within twenty-four hours.
Isotherapy For AllergiesIMG_8701

Isotherapy is especially used for allergic conditions. Allergens, such as dust mite, ragweed, hay, and pollen cause certain individual’s immune system to over react. When the allergen is known, it is collected and sent to the laboratory, where it is sterilized and diluted according to homeopathic procedures.

The patient than takes the allergen that caused his system to over react. The substance at the infinitesimal attenuation desensitizes the immune system and eventually stops the hypersensitivity reaction to the allergen.

Example of Isotherapy:

Let’s say a patient is allergic to cat dander. A piece of the cat’s fur is clipped and sent to the laboratory. In time, the allergen, prepared at the infinitesimal attenuation, will desensitize the patient by shutting off the hypersensitivity reaction to cat dander.

Allergy:

An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to a substance it believes to be dangerous, although the substance itself may be safe.

According to Cause

a) Inhalant Allergens

Hypersensitivity reaction to an allergen inhaled.

Remedy

Ambrosia Ragweed
Pollenium Pollen

b) Food Allergens

RemendyIMG_2837

 

Graphites Fish
China Fruit
Sulphur Corn
Pulsatilla Pork
Apis Shellfish
Fragaria Strawberry
Psorinum Wheat

Urticaria urens calms all types of allergies, especially those caused by food.

A food allergy test is recommended. After the food is identified, every effort should be made to avoid it.

c) Contact Allergens

Glonoinum Sun
Petroleum Chemicals
Rhus tox Poison Ivy
Thuya Vaccine


homeopathy and alcoholism

author Gill Graham

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.’
― Bette Davis
The above quote is symptomatic of many peoples views on alcohol and drinking and the paradox which ensues. Clearly, there are delights for some of us in the odd glass of champagne. However, moderation for some appears impossible and the chronic abuse of alcohol can become toxic in every sense.
Many parts of the world are now taking on an initiative based on England’s ‘Dry January’ which basically means encouraging people to abstain from alcohol for the entire month.  The aim is to raise awareness of the health benefits associated with going alcohol free and to stress the positive impact it could potentially have, both mentally and physically, for us all.
According to Alcohol Concern, drinking alcohol is a causal factor of over 60 illnesses and conditions, some of which include:
High blood pressure
Depression
Liver cirrhosis
Liver, stomach, throat and mouth cancer
The term ‘Dry January’ was registered as a trademark by the charity Alcohol Concern in mid-2014; the first ever Dry January campaign by Alcohol Concern occurred in January 2013. In the lead up to the January 2015 campaign, for the first time Alcohol Concern partnered with Public Health England.
Alcohol seems to have become ‘normalised.’ It is very much part of our culture, (unless people abstain on religious and moral grounds) and many social events have alcohol involved. Without thinking, we congregate in pubs; invariably it would be rude not to take a bottle to a dinner party, we toast major celebrations often with bubbly of some description.  We are conditioned to accepting that we are different if we do not imbibe. Companies that sell alcohol have vibrant, buoyant marketing campaigns; we are bombarded with adverts encouraging us to drink to be cool and stylish, often targeted at the young who are often easily influenced. The negative and possible addictive effects are not advertised as strongly as they should be, apart from vague allusions to ‘drinking responsibly.’
The objective of dry January, I feel, is targeted at regular, possibly moderate to heavy drinkers who will notice a difference to their lives by eliminating alcohol, even if it is only for a month.  It is also possible that these drinkers will benefit in the long term by moderating or perhaps stopping their consumption altogether, once they are aware of the massive benefits, mentally and physically.
Many could find giving up alcohol a challenge.  For this reason, there are several homeopathic remedies that could help ease the cravings and calm the nervous system by helping to balance the body. For heavy drinkers and those who may be addicted, symptoms of withdrawal (both physical and mental) could include the following:
tremors
anxiety
nausea and/or vomiting
headache
increased heart rate
sweating
irritability
confusion
lowered blood pressure
fits
hallucinations
Possible Indicated Remedies
The following are list of homeopathic remedies that have an affinity to symptoms often related to alcohol withdrawal and associated problems. Only the keynotes are listed here as a guide. It is advisable to seek the advice of a professional homeopath, who can tailor a remedy to your own unique symptoms:  http://www.findahomeopath.org
Arsenicum – Overuse of alcohol. For people with chronic alcohol dependency. Nervous weakness accompanied by great tremulousness. Anxiety and compulsiveness, with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Indicated also where symptoms of anxiety accompany alcoholism (and sometimes misuse of drugs, legal or otherwise.)
Avena sativa – Indicated where delirium tremens, nervousness and sleeplessness are at the forefront of presenting symptoms. Also useful with other addictions (to help detoxify the body) such as such as cocaine, heroin and opium.
Capsicum – Helps to encourage a dislike for alcohol. Acts well on indolent people who are sedentary with a tendency to obesity. Perspiration and slow digestion, flatulence and intense desire for stimulants. Great thirst.IMG_8555
Cannabis Indica – Where violence, a tendency to talk excessively; delusions and hallucinations also often present. Pupils dilated, flushed face. Useful also in potency for helping to detoxify both marijuana and alcohol.
Hyoscyamus – Indicated also when delirium tremens occurs. Unremitting insomnia presents. Delirium is constant and loquacious. Pulse is fast and skin is cold and clammy and patient is tremulous and picks constantly at objects in the air. Frequent outburst of laughter alternating with weeping is a common symptom.
Lachesis –  Particularly effective for the female social alcoholic who often presents with a headache in the morning; sometimes she has visions of snakes and hideous objects. Loquaciousness a key symptom together with intolerance of tight clothing around the neck and waist.
Natrum Mur – A wonderful remedy used for those that abuse alcohol who also have long term chronic depression and grief issues.
Nux vomica-  Possibly the best known anti-alcoholic remedy. It covers presenting symptoms of irritability, nausea, vomiting, headache and tremors, following abuse of alcohol. Anger in a chronic state and constant desire for stimulants of any kind. It is a wonderful remedy to help reduce alcohol dependence.
Phosphorus – Indicated in nervous or glandular degeneration of alcoholics. Good remedy for alcoholic cirrhosis.
Quercus –Particularly taken as the mother tincture, taken in water, querqus will help to reduce alcoholic cravings.
Ranunculus bulbosus –Reputedly one of the best but little known remedies to treat acute alcoholism, particularly where panic and delirium are key presenting symptoms.
Stramonium – Suitable in habitual drunkards Where the patient presents with a bright red face and is experiencing hallucinations and looks and feels terrified. Often experiences visions of animals seeing him out and from which he is trying to escape.
Sulphuric acid –A great remedy for chronic alcoholism, often where the craving is brandy. (Also seen in those requiring sulphur, nux vomica and stramonium.) The stomach cannot tolerate the tiniest amount of food.
There are many more remedies which could be discussed, however, I stress that it is helpful to see the key presenting symptoms in their totality before prescribing, and a professional homeopath is trained in how to do this.
There are still however a fortunate few who can drink occasionally without addiction and subsequent alcoholism.  In these cases, drinking is not a cause for concern as it is minimal and obviously done for pleasure and the individual who drinks like this appears to be in control; a balance many of us could benefit from. However, In Britain and other countries, there is a growing trend to drink to get drunk.  This is becoming a serious problem and is taking its toll on our health service.  As well as the physical ramifications outlined, the psychological effects can be equally devastating and dangerous.
Adjunctive advice
The benefits of taking time out in January, or whenever in fact, will allow you to listen to your body and nourish it with good food, exercise and lots of water. Your sleep patterns are likely to improve dramatically and generally you will feel less tired. Because of more sleep you will look better. Toxins in the alcohol make skin less elastic and this can be ageing. Liver function will improve as excessive drinking can cause inflammation potentially leading to cirrhosis. In addition, it is worth supplementing vitamins and minerals at this time if indicated. Generally, you will feel more vibrant and clear headed. You may discover new interests as you are not wasting time nursing a hangover. The possibilities are endless and the world is your oyster!
Happy New Year!
written by Gill Graham
http://www.consultanthomeopath.com


Homeopathy and internal bleeding what remedies to use

This essay on bleeding by this great teacher of the “keynote” system is the best essay in the literature on this topic that I have come across.

This is worth preserving, and adding some more remedies, to be referred to in emergencies.remedykit3

Those remedies which are most highly characterized by BLEEDING FROM INTERNAL PARTS are : Acon., Am., Bell., Caic. c., Carb. veg., Canth., Cham., Chin., Croc., Ferrum, Hyos., Ipec., Kali c., Lach., Merc., Nitr. ac., Nux v., Phos., Plat., Puls., Sabina, Secale, Sepia, Sulphur.

As we may at any time be suddenly called upon to prescribe almost instantly for a dangerous haemorrhage, I will give the strongest points of each drug first that would facilitate our choice.

ACONITE.

When we find with the hemorrhage an apparent mental excitement, accompanied by a fear of death (perhaps the fear of bleeding to death), we may find on investigation that the haemorrhage was brought on by a fright, by a fit of anger, or by anxiety; the patient may still be suffering from the exciting cause. The sufferer is usually lying on the back, owing to an aggravation froin lying on either side; worse on rising (becomes dizzy); blood coagulates easily; afraid to move about much, though feeling restless and anxious; thirsty, skin dry. Most generally found in dark-haired subjects, plethoric and active.

ARNICA.

Here the bleeding has been excited from an injury; from concussion; bodily fatigue; physical exertion. We often find a bruised or sore sensation in the parts from which the blood exudes. Pulmonic or uterine haemorrhages and epistaxis, etc., are often attended with this sensation.

Hot head and a cool body are very characteristic of this remedy~

Sometimes a fright and an injury may be nearly coincident, and here great care must be observed to decide which was really the exciting cause; should fright have caused the bleeding, Arnica will not be the remedy.

The difference between Aconite and Arnica may be seen at a glance.

BELLADONNA.

The blood coagu lates almost as soon as discharged and feels hot to the parts from which it escapes. If it be from the genital organs, they are usually forcing or bearing down pains: if from the chest or head, there is congestion, throbbing of the carotids1 injected eyes, flushed face. The patient wishes to be covered; cool air is unpleasant; cold shiverings frequently run through the body; photophobia; drinks little often; hot skin, plethoric habit.

Patient generally feels worse in the afternoon and evening; from draft of air; from rising; from suppressed perspiration.

Here, too, we see that Belladonna differs very essentially from either of the preceding drugs.

CALC. C.

Here the most striking feature is the cosntitutiQn of the patient. This is leucophiegmatic; light hair. A’ little investigation may show that the menses are apt to be too profuse and t6o often; much perspiration about the head and shoulders; limbs are usually drawn up, and are cold and damp; desire for loosened I garments; amelioration from being rubbed; desire for warmth and covering; a slight draft of cool air is chilling; if the bleeding be from the chest, it is usually from the left side. CaIc. c. cannot be mistaken for or confounded with either of the above remedies.

CANTH.

A most striking symptom calling for the use of this remedy is found in the urinary organs, and consists of a cutting and burning pain during micturition; the urine flows in drops, or in a very scanty stream. Haematuria; uterine haemorrhage, blood usualy being very dark; haemorrhage from the lungs or nose.

CARB. VEG.

We are chiefly led to the use of this remedy in very desperate cases, where there is almost an entire state of collapse; weak pulse; anguish of heart; skin cold and bluish; patient wants to be fanned very hard; and often whispers at the attendants, “Fan harder, fan me harder”.

This desire to be “fanned hard” is found in many different complaints, and may always be considered as indicative of this drug. We may sometimes be called in very late to such cases, or we may get them from the old practice.

CHAM.

The striking peculiarity here is mental irritability of a spiteful nature; the patient speaks quickly and sharply. Blood dark and coagulated; desire for air; restless; distressed.

Patient generally feels worse at night; from warmth; from anger; during eructations; lying on painless side; during perspiration; during sleep; from coffee. Better while fasting; while lying on painful side.

CHINA.

The first note of alarm here is faintness, with ringing in the ears; ringing in the ears is one of the most characteristic symptoms in the pathogenesis of China and if we do not give it soon, the pulse will become irregular, flickering, and imperceptible; skin cold and clammy; fainting and unconsciousness. Even at this stage China 2c in water, every two or three minutes, will soon work a favourable change.

Generally feels worse periodically; in the night; after drinking; while talking; can’t talk, wished others to explain: after perspiration; on touching the parts softly.

China cannot be confounded with Carb. veg. as firstly, in Carb. Veg. the patient wishes to be fanned hard, and if at all in China, very softly. Secondly, in Carb. v., the skin is dry and blue, while in China it is moist and clammy, Thirdly, in Carb. V. we find no ringing in the ears, as we do in China.

CROC.

The striking feature of this haemorrhage is its black and stringy character, the blood forming long dark strings as it flows; often resembling long, black earthworms. We find this feature, whether the haemorrhage be from the uterus, lungs, or the nose. When examined in a mass the strings may be somewhat matted together, but the characteristic tendency is plainly observable. Sensation of a bounding or rolling in the abdomen, as of something alive.

Feels worse in the morning, when fasting; during pregnancy; in a warm or closed room.

Better in the open air; after eating.

FERRUM.

We usually notice a very red face, with a full pulse; the haemorrhage is partly of a fluid, and partly of a black and clotted character. The flow may be from the lungs, stomach, nose, bowels, or uterus. If from the uterus, there are very often violent, labour-like pains in the back and abdomen; great erethism of the circulation; flushes of heat.

Feels worse at night, particularly after midnight; from change of position; from fat food.

The trouble may have been super-induced from poisoning by peruvian bark; the patient is generally very weak though having so red a face and so full a pulse.

HYOS.

The alarming points that appear are delirium; semi-consciousness; a constant flow of blood; jerking and twitching of the muscles; face bluish; eyes congested. The hemorrhage may have been brought on by a fit of jealously; by taking cold; by unhappy love, or some other mental affection.

Worse usually in the evening.

Better from stooping or leaning forward.

Hyos. differs from all or its companion remedies by the prompt appearance of delirium, by the semi-consciousness, by the. twitching and jerking of the muscles, and by the bluish face. The alarming kind of haemorrhage is usually uterine.

IPEC.

When we have an uninterrupted discharge of bright red blood from the vagina, nose or lungs. The first symptom here is usually a complaint of faintness and nausea; also, there may be a sharp cutting pain from the navel towards the uterus; later we may find cold skin, cold sweat, and a species of suffocating spells.

Hemorrhages sometimes follow suppression of eruptions; abuses of Peruvian bark; eating; coughing; while vomiting; occur periodically.

It will be perceived that Ipec. has not the ringing in the ears, nor has China the nausea. Ipec. would also be indicated in a constant flow of bright red blo~d from the nose or lungs, with the above gastric symptoms and faintness. Ipec. is more frequently indicated than any other remedy.

KALI CARB.

We are most frequently led to think of this remedy for haemor~1~ages occurring some days or weeks after parturition; also for epistaxis and haemoptysis after being overheated, and after a vexation. The sometimes accompanying symptoms are agonizing pain in the back, extending to the gluteal muscles, and down over the sacrum; stitching pains in the abdomen. abdomen often tympanitic.

Feels better from being covered up warmly; after eructations which occur quite frequently.

One of the best remedies to prevent abortion occurring about the second month, when characterized by stitching pains; pains in the back hindering walking, causing the patient to feel like stopping to lie down anywhere, in the street, on the floor, etc.; later, these pains may extend over the sacrum to the gluteal muscles.

LACHESIS.

For flooding occurring at the critical age, particularly when characterized by chills at night and hot flushes by day, or floodings at any time when thus characterized; after parturition, with pains in the right ovarian regiori always relieved by flow of blood from the vagina; in all typhus or typhoid conditions, where there is a flow of dark blood from the nose, from the lungs, or from the bowels with a sediment like charred straw. This sediment may either have a crushed appearance, or may look like distinct spears of charred straw – it really being decomposed blood.

Diarrhœa following milk-leg are sometimes accompanied with a hemorrhage of this sort, and here Lach. will be the curative agent.

LYCOPODIUM.

Haemorrhages from the nose, lungs, or uterus when~there is a great deal of flatulence, borborygmus, and a sensation of fullness upto the throat, after taking a small quantity of water or nourishment; frequent flushes of heat; palpitation of the heart; cutting pairis from right to left in the abdomen; all symptoms worse from four to eight in the evening. Desire for air; to have the windows open; to be fanned. This remedy may often be used in the worst cases of pulmonic haemorrhage.

MERC.

This remedy is particularly applicable in haemorrhages occurring in elderly females some time after the critical period has passed; light hair; scorbutic condition of the system. Cold, damp thighs and legs at night; perspiration sour and mouldy, excepting of the feet which is scentless; skin and muscles lax; thirst, even though the mouth be full of saliva; mood serious, sometimes amorous.

Feels worse at night; when blowing the nose. With the above conditions epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematemesis, haemorrhage from the bowels or uterus.

NITRIC. AC.

This remedy is in many respects similar to Merc. and sometimes a very close comparison is requisite to discriminate between the two.

Contrary to Merc., Nitric. Ac. has dark hair; perspiration sour and urinous; skin and muscle rigid; no thirst; blood dark; foot sweat fetid; distrust. The urine is stronger smelling, like horse urine.

Bleeding from the arteries and capillaries; bleeding from the uterus with pain in the back, running down through the hips into the legs with a sensation of pressure, as if the uterus itself would escape from the vulva. In so comparing Merc. and Nitr. Ac., we find them different from each other, and from all the preceding remedies.

NUX VOM.

It is a curious fact that in almost haemorrhages requiring NUX. V., we find an irritable condition of the rectum, which is a frequent and ineffectual desire for stool, with the sensation as if portion of faeces were in the rectum, this latter sensation remaining even after defecation; usually in dark-haired subjects.

Haemorrhage may be excited by indulgence in rich food; from much coffee, intoxicating drinks; constipa tion.

Worse in cold air, between three and four a.m.

Better in a warm place; lying on the side; in loose garments; passing wind per anum.

PHOSPHORUS.

Particularly for tall, slim, dark-haired subjects; also in females who menstruate too often, too much, too long.

Sensation of emptiness in the abdomen; slim, dry stools, expelled with difficulty; flushes of heat.

Feels worse lying on the left side; on the back; from warm food or drinks.

Better lying on the right side; from cold food and drinks; from being rubbed; after sleep.

Small wounds bleed persistently and profusely; bleeding erectile tumors.

PLAT.

Haemorrhages, blood being partially fluid and partially hard, black clots; also coming out in quantities, and having a dark, tarry appearance; with sensation as if the body was growing, larger in every direction; in dark-haired, spasmodic and nervous subjects.

PULSATILLA.

Intermittent haemorrhage, blood generally dark; in subjects of mild and tearful temperaments; can lie best on right side; feels worse in a close, warm room; desire for open doors and windows; no thirst; scanty urine; blood flows and stops, again flows and stops.

SABINA.

Blood flows freely in fluid and in clots. When from the uterus, there is very often a pain from the sacrum to the pubis or vice versa; for violent after-pains of the above na ture, w;th the above characteristic bleeding; especially applicable to miscarriages coming on about the third month; blood pale from the nose; blood from the vagina pale, or red, dark, or mixed with light red; much soreness in the hypogastric region.

Feels worse in a close, warm room. Better in the open air.

We see that Puls. and Sabina agree in the aggravation from warmth, but Sabina has that peculiar pain. Puls. has a different disposition, and the character of haemorrhage differs.

SECALE CORN.

The flow is passive and may be dark or red, mostly red; in subjects who are naturally feeble and cachetic; tingling in the limbs and prostration; desire for air; aversion to being covered; cool skin with no desire for covering.

Better when lying with limbs extended. (In CaIc. c., the patient feels better with the limbs drawn up.)

SEPIA.

With abdominal plethora or congestion; pain in the right groin; sensation of weight in the anus; painful sensation of emptiness in the pit of the stomach.

Feels better from drawing up the limbs.

Disposition to abort from the fifth to the seventh month, especially when there is uterine congestion; cold hands and feet; hot flashes; particularly where she complains of little, fine, darting pains up the neck of the uterus. The difference must be remembered among Kali. C. which has abortion about the second month of pregnancy, Sabina, with abortion about the tenth month and Sepia, with abortion after the fifth month.

SULPHUR.

Sensation of heat in any part previous to as well as during the hemorrhage, particularly when from the lungs. This sensation of heat may be in the inner part of the nose, uterus, rectum, etc.

Worse when warm in bed; when exposed to any heat, as of fire, etc.

In giving these remedies for bleeding from internal parts, I think it proper to remark upon the so-called adjuvants which some physicians resort to for the arrest of hemorrhages.

As we passed over a variety of haemorrhages, and have observed how each has its own peculiar character, each one differing from all the others, it will be useful to inquire “why does the patient bleed in this manner or that. Why these bleedings occur each of its own peculiar type, from the nose, from the lungs, or from the dried up uterus of the aged female?” We know that in all these haemorrhagic conditions there were no open blood vessels from which blood could flow.

What other cause then can be assigned but that a peculiar morbific condition exists in each case, which, having induced a flux of blood to the parts concerned, caused the bleeding? In apoplexia, in the various conges tions, in the erethisni of blood which causes flashes of heat, there is a morbific agent at work which is not unlike in principle, other morbid conditions causing other forms of disease which are perfectly amenable to the remedies of our materia med ica.

And why then might we not as well employ the so-called adjuvants in almost any other form of disease, as in bleeding from inner parts?

As in the pathogenesis of a peculiar morbific influence which we see manifested in the various forms of haemorrhages, so the pathogenesis of some peculiar drug must indicate its use in arresting the forms of bleeding to which it is adapted.

 

article from;The Homœopathic Heritage, March, 1993. p. 151-7.
H. N. Guernsey, M.D.


Homeopathic remedies Quantitative and Qualitative features

How qualitative and quantitative features of component substances may define the mechanistic pathways of homeopathic remedies.
Introduction.
Much attention has been paid to identification of a single unifying mechanism that underpins the working of homeopathy. This prospect seems unlikely because of the wide range of properties of substances used to prepare homeopathic remedies. As a consequence, it makes sense to consider how different mechanisms may be applicable with respect to the concentration and biological activity of a substance that is used to prepare a remedy. For example, many remedies are prepared from plant extracts and other multi-molecular toxic substances. These are the remedies that best fit the basic principle of homeopathy, “like cures like”.

Other remedies such as silicea prepared from an insoluble substance that contains silicon dioxide, sand, do not contain any or very few molecules (because they are insoluble) and do not have any biological activity. Therefore they must manifest their phenotypic changes by way of a different mechanism compared to the use of homeopathic remedies prepared from biologically active or toxic plant extracts for example.

This commentary outlines some of the alternative mechanisms that may be applicable to understanding more about the workings of homeopathy.

Discussion.
Homeopathic drugs are sometimes administered in a concentrated form, as a Mother Tincture (MT). MTs are the least potent form of a homeopathic drug. MTs often contain substances with measureable pharmacological activity. Therefore, many homeopathic drugs administered as MTs will work in accord with pharmacological/toxicological principles. Their performance will be subject to pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic considerations. Therefore ultimately, it may be possible to determine the likely outcome of administration of a MT by pharmacogenetic typing of the drug recipient. (Pharmacogenomics refers broadly to the way in which a drug interacts with and affects the function of a gene or genes. Pharmacogenetics, on the other hand, refers to the way in which a particular gene interacts with a drug to alter the drug’s activity.)
 

Homeopathic drugs derived from MTs may be further potentised by dilution and succussion, often until pharmacological drug toxicity is largely lost. In these mid-range dilutions, even though pharmacological and toxicological activity may be lost, the small number of remaining substances or molecules may promote biological changes by effecting different types of antagonistic or agonistic cellular responses. These same responses would also be promoted by the administration of MTs, however, it is argued that these antagonistic/agonistic responses would be overwhelmed by the pharmacological properties of the drugs in more concentrated form. (An agonist is a substance or molecule which has the property of binding to a receptor on the surface of a cell resulting in a change in the biological characteristics of that cell.) Importantly, mid-range dilutions of potentised remedies derived from plant extracts have been shown to up-regulate or down-regulate the expression of well over fifty genes, see within Kay and Bukhsh (2016).

On further dilution/potentisation, homeopathic drugs reach a state in which none of the original substance is present. These forms of homeopathic drugs have well documented effects on the biological and psychological phenotypes of an individual. Because such homeopathic drugs have no pharmacologic, agonistic or antagonistic properties, the way/s in which ultra-diluted drugs effect changes to the biological phenotype of an individual have been the subject of great speculation for many years.bottlesandshelves

Essentially, in the absence of any pharmacological, agonistic or antagonistic activity, changes in the biological or psychological phenotype of an individual must be driven by re-arrangement of the transcriptome. (The term transcriptome refers to the full complement of genes expressed in a particular cell). This means that administration of ultra-high dilutions of homeopathic remedies must in some way have the capacity to re-arrange the transcriptome of various cells in an individual. This possibility was proposed by Khuda-Bukhsh (1997). Since that time, this postulate has been confirmed by numerous homeogenomic in vitro studies, reviewed by Kay and Khuda-Bukhsh (2016).

The finding that homeopathic drugs devoid of the original substance have the capacity to alter the expression of many different genes in vitro is a remarkable discovery. This phenomenon warrants extensive examination. Important work is now required to determine whether these same properties of homeopathic drugs are manifest in vivo.

It is possible to propose a number of ways to explain these remarkable in vitro phenomena, all of which, discussed briefly below, are certainly not mutually exclusive.

Firstly, it is important to consider known mechanisms that are involved in control of expression of a gene. Two well recognised mechanisms that control gene expression involve DNA methylation and the generation of specific interference RNA molecules. (DNA methylation refers to either the addition, or removal, demethylation, of a methyl group, CH3 from DNA. Addition of a methyl group to parts of a gene is associated with reduced gene expression whereas demethylation leads to increased expression of a gene.)  With regard to DNA methylation, importantly, Khuda-Bukhsh and Sikdar (2015) have shown that ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies have the capacity to alter the methylation status of various regions of the genome in vitro. Very important work is needed to understand more about the epigenetic properties of ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies, especially with respect to in vivo DNA methylation changes.

With regard to the interference RNA gene controlling system, thus far it is unclear whether ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies can affect this epigenetic machinery. (Interference RNA molecules originate from non-coding regions of the genome. There are a number of different types of interference RNA molecules. Their role is mostly to suppress the activity of a gene.) Investigations are needed to determine whether homeopathic drugs have the capacity to re-direct the interference RNA gene controlling systems.

It is also considered that alteration in the expression of various genes caused by ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies is due to the formation and action of nanoparticles. Malik (2015) has discussed this possibility well.  Interestingly, Izquierdo-Lorenzo and colleagues (2010) have demonstrated that metallic nanoparticles have the capability of affecting gene expression by their association with certain agonists. This mode of gene expression re-arrangement may be particularly relevant to the use of metal based homeopathic remedies.

It is also possible that the patient/practitioner contact (part of the case-taking process) also plays an important role in the beneficial re-arrangement of gene expression. This important phenomenon is termed the psychological gene expression system and has been shown by Rossi (2002) to be an integral part of the healing arts. Even though this mechanism may be relevant to homeopathic remediation in some cases, the results of homeogenomic in vitro investigations are incompatible with this prospect. However, the role of the counselling process cannot be excluded as a contributory factor to successful homeopathic remediation.

Conclusions.
It is often thought that the benefits of homeopathic remediation may be explicable in terms of a single mechanism. However, due to the vast array of properties of substances that are used to prepare remedies, it is more likely that the benefits or otherwise of homeopathic remedies are due to amalgamation of a range of one or more biological/psychological properties of individual remedy component/s. Importantly, in search of underlying mechanisms, as alluded to above, it is recommended that qualitative and quantitative features of different remedy components are taken into account.

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References.
Izquierdo-Lorenzo I. et al. Adsorption of beta-adrenergic agonists used in sport doping on metal nanoparticles: a detection study based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Langmuir. 2010;;26:14663-70. doi: 10.1021/la102590f.

Kay PH, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. The contribution of homeogenetic studies to the support of the practice of homeopathy.  Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy. 2016;10:101-7.

Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Potentized homoeopathic drugs act through regulation of gene-expression: a hypothesis to explain their mechanism and pathways of action in vitro. Complement Ther Med. 1997; 5: 43–46.

Khuda-Bukhsh AR and Sikdar S. Condurango 30C induces epigenetic modification of lung cancer-specific tumour suppressor genes via demethylation. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015; 22 :172-179. doi: 10.1159/000433485.

Malik N. Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Research in Homeopathy. 2015; June.Hpathy Ezine, http://hpathy.com/scientific-research/recent-advances-in-nanoparticle-research-in-homeopathy/

Rossi E. The Psychobiology of Gene Expression: Neuroscience and Neurogenesis in Hypnosis and the Healing Arts. W. W. Norton & Company (29 Aug. 2002) ISBN-10: 0393703436

 

 

About the author:
Dr Peter H Kay holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia, specialising in immunogenetics. He founded the first Molecular Pathology laboratory in Western Australia. He has published over 80 research articles involved in molecular pathology, genetics, medical sciences and cancer biology. His clinic, called “A science based information and support service for cancer patients” (located in Preston, UK) specialises in cancer support and treatment guidance.
In recent times, because of his academic background, Dr. Kay, (along with Prof. Khuda-Bukhsh), works towards advancing the science base and applicability of homeopathy. Importantly, together, they have reviewed the results of homeogenomic and homeogenetic studies……………..


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