A 64 years old male patient was suffering from asthma since last six months. In spite of all modes of treatment his condition was not relieved. Patient’s one peculiar habit was sitting down in knee-chest position. He was feeling very hot. He had put on the fan at full speed and was still perspiring. The patient was breathless and nothing seemed to be helping him.With the help of Materia Medica, he was given Medorrhinum 30, 2 pills every 4 hours. Within 1 week, the patient was much better without any difficulty. He started working within a month’s time and all his complaints improved substantially.
This case was treated by Renowned Homoeopath Dr. Jawahar Shah. From this case upcoming homoeopaths can learn that even the acute exacerbation of diseases like asthma can be handled. This miraculous effect is possible only with Homoeopathic Materia Medica and the similimum is the only solution to the problem. Over 230 million people, including children, are suffering from Bronchial Asthma globally. Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of airways, characterized by hyper-responsiveness and clinically manifested with periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.
Dr. Shah has cured many patients purely with Homoeopathic medicines since 36 years of his practice. He was able to cure and have helped other patients gain relief for bronchial asthma through homeopathic materia medica. The following snapshots of cases may elucidate how Dr. Shah chooses the proper remedy.
Kali bichromicum worked wonders for Mr. S.K. who gets an attack with chest pain whenever he drinks beer. He complained of chest pain is in one spot and whenever he presses this spot, thick yellow expectoration comes out. As soon as some expectoration comes out he feels much better.
Lachesis was the correct remedy for Mrs. P.N., who had marked choked up feeling with loud breathing and audible ronchi. Her complaints were aggravated by tight clothes, night, after dinner, exertion, in closed room and better by sitting up, loosening clothes, in air-conditioned atmosphere and in open air.
Natrum Sulph helped Mrs. N.C. from Dubai, who was short-tempered, moody, irritable and brooding in nature. She must hold chest while coughing. She would have typical aggravation by damp, monsoon, getting wet, taking bat, draft of air and cold drinks. She would feel better in dry climate, Warm room and warm drinks.
Thuja was the correct remedy for Mr. B.D.N. had been suffering from bronchial asthma for the last 40 years. He was thermally chilly, anxious about his health, requires support yet leading personality. Dr. Shah gave prescribed on the basis of sycotic miasm, chilliness and marked anxiety.
Sepia helped Mrs. M.V. who had asthmatic attacks at night, lay with head bent forward, then cough with expectoration of tenacious saliva. She was always feeling better from moving around at a faster speed. She had a concomitant of thick white leucorrhoea.
According to Dr. Jawahar Shah, Homoeopathy, being a tailor-made individualistic therapeutic modality, has an edge over other systems of medicine in such a hetra-headed clinical condition. Sometimes he used the particular rubric at the general level and select a drug accordingly from materia medica could be one of the ways to prescribe a drug & to reach cure.
After thorough study of materia medica, we can understand and treat patients effectively by understanding the remedy picture of the patient and his phase and can expect good result. Sometimes a keynote symptom has vital role in selection of a remedy. In some cases, modalities give us important clue for selection of a remedy. Thus, materia medica is very important tool to decide medicine after completion of the case-taking in the process of remedy selection.