Thursday, 27 December 2012

Kerala all set to form department of AYUSH

Preparations are on by the Kerala state government to form a Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Department, mirroring the Central model, under the comprehensive health policy.
Absence of an independent AYUSH department has been costing the state Central funds amounting to lakhs of rupees and opportunities in Ayurveda and other health care sectors.
The department of AYUSH was constituted under the Central Health Department in November 2003, replacing the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy(ISMH).
The national policy of the Union Ministry in 2002 had announced the relevance of AYUSH to promote good health and expand the outreach of health care to people who are not provided health cover. “The AYUSH should facilitate availability of raw drugs which are authentic and contain essential components as required under pharmacopoeia standards to help improve quality of drugs, for domestic consumption and export. Encouragement to set up general and specialised treatment centres of AYUSH should be provided in all allopathic hospitals so as to provide general and specialised therapies of Indian systems of medicine,” the policy says.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas rose- Helleborus Niger

Helleborus Niger is a Homeopathic remedy and belongs to the family Ranunculaceae.Although the flowers of  resemble wild roses and despite  their common name as "Christmas rose"  
Helleborus Niger
Courtesy:botanicalgarden.ubc.ca
Helleborus Niger do not belong to the rose family (Rosaceae).

The main use of Helleborus is in Cerebrospinal fever - Acute meningitis,Typhoid,Hydrocephalus, Paralysis,Epilepsy with consciousness,Traumatic tetanus,Melancholia, Insanity and Ring worm.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

NTR Health University BHMS Results Sep/Oct 2012

NTR Health University BHMS Results sep/oct 2012 announced.

The “Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences” was established by the Act.No. 6 of the Andhra Pradesh legislature and was inaugurated on 9-4-1986 by the late Sri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.The University of Health Sciences started functioning at Vijayawada from 01-11-1986. After the death of its founder Sri N.T. Rama Rao the University was named after him as NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2.2.98 vide Act No.4 of 1998.


The results are on the following links
First BHMS click here  marks here
Second BHMS click here  marks here
Third BHMS click here marks here
Fourth BHMS click here marks here

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Kerala PSC Medical Officer Notification 2012

Medical Officer (Homoeo)/Assistant Insurance Medical Officer (Homoeo) in Homoeopathy/Insurance Medical Services . Last date:16 Jan 2013
Please see Category No. 619/2012 (direct)and Category No. 620/2012 (transfer) and also Category No. 630/2012 (SR-SC/ST)Gazette Date:15/12/2012 http://www.keralapsc.org/notifi.htm
For Notification Click (direct) Here

Gazette Date: 15/12/2012
Last Date: 16/01/2013
Category No: 619/2012
GENERAL-STATEWIDE
Part I Direct Recruitment
Applications must be submitted online through the official website of the Commission after 'ONE TIME
REGISTRATION'. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.
1. Department : Homoeopathy/Insurance Medical services.
2. Name of post : Medical Officer (Homoeo)/
Assistant Insurance Medical Officer (Homoeo)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A case of renal calculi

Contributed by Dr.George
This is a case of lady aged 26 yrs and a mother of a child. The patient had occasional vague abdominal pain especially on the right flank,since 6months . The USG had relieved a 5mm calculi in the right kidney.See the report.
USG beforeThe patient had only occasional pain and was not so severe. She also complained of headache which was due to sinusitis .These were always accompanied by nasal cattarh.The patient always had changeable moods and consolation always aggravated her mental state.She was in office and doing clerical work and was always lacking self confidence. The rubrics selected were

Sunday, 16 December 2012

AYUSH and Health Sciences Univeristy Results

AYUSH and Health Sciences Univeristy Chhattisgarh 1st BHMS exam Results sep-oct 2012 announced. For results Click Here
Established in 2009 as a Constituent College of University of Chhattisgarh.Runs various medical and paramedical courses.Ayush  Hospital is the associated teaching hospital with more than 1000 beds. Known for its quality research; National ranking 7th based on the number of publications in PubMed indexed journals.College with excellent results: Students excel in curricular/extracurricular activities.
Cater to the health care needs for the Chhattisgarh community and surrounding border areas.


Friday, 14 December 2012

CCRH walk-in interview

The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) New Delhi, an autonomous body of Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt.of India intends to engage the following categories of personnel. The persons selected will be liable for posting in its peripherals Institutes/Units located through out the country. The engagement will be purely on contract basis and selection will be made through Walk-in-Interview:
1. Senior Research Fellow (Homoeopathy)- Interview date : 22-12-2012 at 10.00 a.m
2. Consultant (Administration) – Interview date : 28-12-2012 at 10.00 a.m.
CCRH recruitment details click here

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A case of hypothyroidism treated with homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.Saji
Here is a case of a Muslim Female 13 yrs. with  presenting complaint as : 1. Goitre, noticed since 1 yr. 2. Generalised weakness since 1 yr. . This is an example of a case with very few symptoms. 
The Complaints started with generalised weakness and bloated appearance of the face one year back. Consulted an allopathic doctor who noticed some swelling of the thyroid gland and advised Blood and Urine R/E and TFT. Everything was within normal limits except serum TSH which was raised(21.15mIU/ml on 29/07/10). see image.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Measles vaccination Again!

Doctors in the city(Noida) have alleged that the district health department is pulling the lives of children at stake in order to avoid being reprimanded for their mistakes from the state government. The health department has made it compulsory for all children below the age of 10 to receive measles vaccination in schools irrespective of whether they have received it previously or not. Free vaccines will now also be provided in private hospitals from December 10.
Private hospital doctors have called the move unnecessary and risky and pointed out that all vaccines have side-effects. This move, which targets 3.24 lakh children in the district, comes within a week of the health department receiving criticism for under-spending the resources allocated to them under the NRHM scheme.
The district health department started the drive on December 3, two days after an assessment meeting of the NRHM scheme of five division of western Uttar Pradesh, wherein free and compulsory immunization was given to schoolchildren. At the meeting, the principal secretary (health) criticized the districts, including Noida, for underutilization of resources allocated to them.
"All children below the age of 10, irrespective of whether they have received the vaccination or not before will have to take the vaccine. This increases their immunity to measles by 95%", said Nepal Singh, immunization officer.

Amendment of the of certain rules in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules

Union government’s Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has now issued a notification vide G.S.R.844(E) F.No.K.11020/05/2011-DCC(Ayush) on the amendment of the of certain rules in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 dated November 26, 2012.
These rules are now referred to as Drugs and Cosmetics (5th Amendment) Rules, 2012 and would be enforced from 2013.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, under rule 161, in sub-rule (1), after the words ‘true list’ of all ingredients” the new insertion is effective. This would be read as ‘with the botanical names of plant based ingredients along with plant part(s) and form of ingredients’. The second change in the Rules is after ‘First Schedule of the Act’. A new insertion made is ‘in respect of Patent or Proprietary Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani drugs, the true list of all the ingredients with the botanical names of plant based ingredients along with plant part(s) and form of ingredients, in which, these are used in the formulation, with their quantity’.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Abortion tendency and Homeopathy


The greatest miracle is the formation of life. Recurrent miscarriage (RM), the accepted definition of which is three or more consecutive miscarriages, is relatively uncommon – affecting about 1 to 2% of couples who conceive.Natural abortions can happen due to various reasons. If a women has repeated natural abortions, there might be some internal problems and after investigation these can be corrected.
Aetiology:

GENETIC

Parental chromosomal abnormalities.
On the basis of conventional Geisma banding techniques, a parental structural chromosome abnormality is identified in between 3 and 5% of couples with RM

Fetal aneuploidy (trisomy or monosomy)
Aneuploidy (trisomy or monosomy) is the most commonly identified chromosome abnormality in humans and fetal aneuploidy is the single most common cause of miscarriage.

Endocrinopathies
Deficient secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum leading to early miscarriage. This has come to be termed the luteal phase defect which has been reported to be present in between 23 and 60% of women with RM

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

High Fructose Related to Diabetes

A new study suggests countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup(HFCS) in their food may be helping to fuel the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Southern California (USC) found a 20% higher proportion of the population have diabetes in countries with high use of the food sweetener compared to countries that do not use it.

Omega3 now added to milk!

It is now possible to incorporate fish oil into milk and other dairy-based beverages in concentrations high enough to promote heart health, and without effecting the product's taste or lifespan, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science.
Researchers at Virginia Tech conducted a study with 25 participants who analyzed one-ounce cups of standard two percent milk that was made up of 78 parts butter oil to 22 parts fish oil under institutionally approved study conditions. The researchers tested four different ratios of butter oil to fish oil in the creation of pasteurized, fatty acid-fortified drinks. The formula had no smell and sent to its drinker 432 milligrams of heart-healthy fatty acids per cup, almost the 500 milligram daily target for healthy people, according to many well known guidelines.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Leucorrhoea in children(little girls) and its homeopathic cure.

leucorrhoea
Contributed by Dr. George
Leucorrhoea or leukorrhea is discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection.It is also commonly known as whites.The term "physiologic leukorrhea" is used to refer to leukorrhea due to estrogen stimulation.These are usually seen in young and the old but little girls do have this problem and careful interrogation of mother can reveal this symptom.Homeopathy comes handy here, and with proper medicine selection the case can be restored to normal health. The leucorrhoea diminishes and stops. The child regains health.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Ailing homeopathy college in Bhubaneswar

Students of government-run Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in the town of Berhampur are forced to go to the neighbouring City Hospital for their one-year internship and other practical classes as the college has no in-patient department (IPD).
The 43-year-old college has only out-patient department (OPD). On an average around 200 patients visit the OPD, where two medical officers and college teachers treat the patients
The IPD has not been functioning due to staff crunch though the government had provided costly equipment worth Rs 20 lakh to the college around five years ago and a 25-bed indoor hall was constructed three years ago. The equipment, including ultrasound, X-Ray, urinalysis, blood analyzers and malaria test machines, are lying dumped in the hospital.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Minister asked the medical fraternity to popularise AYUSH

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked the medical fraternity to popularise Ayush-Ayurved, Yoga, Unani, Sidha, Naturopathy and Homeopathy as an alternative system of medicine to the much-publicised Allopathic system.
“Ayush system especially Ayurveda has comparatively lesser side effects than allopathy and is also cost effective,” said Badal while addressing a public gathering at the launch of four-day Arogya Mela, jointly organised by the Centre and State Ayush department in collaboration of the FICCI.
Badal emphasized the need to intensify efforts for undertaking research in the Ayurveda so that complicated diseases like Cancer, Hepatitis and Cardiac ailments could also be effectively cured.
Appreciating efforts of State Ayush Department to hold this medical camp-cum-exhibition, Badal asked the doctors to ensure proper follow up in the cases of patients who were diagnosed with serious ailments.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Diarrhea and homeopathic treatment

diarrhea
Courtesy:topnews.in

Acute Diarrhea

The most common causes of acute diarrhea are infectious agents. Acute diarrhea also may be caused by ingested drugs or toxins, the administration of chemotherapy, resumption of enteral feeding following a prolonged fast, fecal impaction (overflow diarrhea), or particular situations, such as marathon running. Additionally, acute diarrhea may represent the onset of a chronic diarrheal illness.
Contributing factors include inadequate sewage disposal and water supplies, lack of refrigeration, overcrowding and lack of personal hygiene, poverty, lack of access to health care, and lack of education.

Patients with acute infectious diarrhea typically present with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea, which may be watery, malabsorptive, or bloody, depending on the specific pathogen.Abdominal pain is mild, diffuse, and crampy and results from the high volumes of secreted fluid that stimulate peristalsis and cause watery diarrhea.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Kerala State Government is planning to set up a separate department for Ayush

The State Government is planning to set up a separate department for Ayush, for the administration of the Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine, Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said.
Speaking at the second session of a seminar on ‘Conservation of our traditional medicinal plants’ to sensitise mediapersons and people’s representatives organised under the aegis of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and State Medicinal Plant Board here, he said that the Central Government had started allotting substantial funds for the development of these sectors at the national level. 
He said that Kerala would benefit greatly once the department is set up as there would be huge Central assistance for this sector. The Minister said that the State Government has plans to plant medicinal plants in all schools in the state. Efforts have already been made to plant medicinal plants on all government office premises.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Aphthous ulcer and homeopathic treatment

aphthae
courtesy: drreddy.com
Contributed by Dr.George
They are small erosions in the lining of the oral cavity or  the tongue. They tend to be recurrent. They usually tend to disappear in about 7-10 days but cause a lot of discomfort.The main causes include trauma, allergy to toothpaste ,vitamin b complex and folic acid deficiency,familial, poor oral hygiene. 
These can produce severe pain especially while eating and drinking, and bad odor from mouth. sometimes excessive salivation is seen and occasionally fever .These may also be seen in women during the menstrual cycle.

Friday, 9 November 2012

ADHD/ADD and Homeopathy

Adhd
Courtesy:onislam.net
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. Sometimes it’s referred to as attention deficit disorder. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, may sometimes act without thinking about what the result will be, and, in some cases, are overly active.

Until recently it was believed that children outgrew ADHD in adolescence. This is because hyperactivity often diminishes during the teen years. However, we now know that many symptoms continue into adulthood. If the disorder goes undiagnosed or untreated, adults with the disorder may experience trouble at work and in relationships, as well as emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

Mafia against AYUSH systems

Shivajinagar MLA Roshan Baig alleged on Thursday that super speciality corporate hospitals, along with pharmaceutical companies in the city, were running a mafia by not allowing other systems of medicines such as Ayurveda and Homoeopathy to flourish.
He was speaking at a ceremony organised by the Ayush department, where 28 renowned Ayush doctors were felicitated.
“The mafia is lobbying to suppress the Ayush forms of treatment,” Baig said. Ayush is the acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga/Naturopathy, Unani, Sidda and Homoeopathy systems of medicine.
Limbavali said there were treatments for dengue and chikungunya in Ayush forms of medicines and the government was bound to promote indigenous forms of medicines in the State.
Source:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/290977/mafia-suppressing-ayush-system.html

Monday, 5 November 2012

Growing drug resistance to malaria

Growing resistance to a key anti-malarial drug derived from a shrub used in traditional Chinese medicine is threatening to roll back gains made in combating the disease, said malaria experts at a health conference in Sydney, Australia last week.
Delegates at the Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific conference emphasized the importance of strong political leadership and regional coordination after discussing resistance to anti-malarial drugs in the region’s fight against the disease.
“Anti-malarial drug resistance is one of the greatest challenges to continued success in controlling and eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific,” the Director of the Global Malaria Program of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Robert Newman, told the gathering.

Important and good rubrics in children

rubrics, children
source:pingminghealth.com
Some children perspire very much, they perspire all over, but particularly on their head. So, perspiration on the scalp and especially during the sleep, "perspiration, scalp, night" (image).
head perspiration
There you find remedies like Bovista, Bryonia, Calcarea capital, there is also Silicea.Silicea perspires also on the head during the sleep and mainly perspires in his neck. Where can we find this ? "Back, perspiration, cervical region, in sleep" (image)

TV and radio for propagating NRHM

The benefit of allopathic medicines and how they heal an ailment is well known but little do people in India are aware of the healing nature of home-grown and traditional medicines like ayurveda and unani.
To bridge this gap, Union Health Ministry will propagate the benefits of ayurveda, siddha, unani and yoga forms of medicine and how they can provide treatment to several diseases without any side effects.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad feels shows on Doordarshan and All India Radio will play a major role in creating awareness about Indian forms of medicines. "AYUSH is home-grown form of medicine. Everyone knows English medicine is good but it has side effects, but still people continue to use them. AYUSH does not have any side effects. We need to tell people the benefits of AYUSH," he said at the function.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

MMC-doctors-suspension-for-violating-(PC-PNDT)

fetus
courtesy:classweb.gmu.edu
Acting on a directive of the Bombay High Court, the state government has sent a list of 54 doctors to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) seeking their suspension for violating provisions of the Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.
Dr Asaram Khade, head of the Maharashtra PC-PNDT nodal cell told The Indian Express that 39 of the 54 doctors on the list have been convicted and the remaining 15 have charges framed against them in courts. Besides, two lists of seven doctors each have been sent to the Ayurveda and Homeopathy Council for similar action.
The Bombay HC in its order on October 22 had directed MMC to suspend doctors convicted for violating the Act and take action against those against whom charges have been framed. The HC had stated that names of medical practitioners who have flouted the Act be reported to the medical council by the authority implementing the Act for action.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome and its repertorial rubrics

Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome-Abetalipoproteinemia,Acanthocytosis,Apolipoprotein B deficiencyContributed by Dr.George
Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome consists of Abetalipoproteinemia,Acanthocytosis and Apolipoprotein B deficiency
Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder in which the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) is absent because of mutations in the MTP gene. Individuals who are homozygous for this disorder have total cholesterol levels <1.3 mmol/L (<50 mg/dL) and essentially no VLDL, IDL, LDL, or chylomicrons.
Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome is a rare disease passed down through families more often affecting males,in which a person is unable to fully absorb dietary fats through the intestines.
Because dietary fat as well as vitamins A and E are transported from the intestine in chylomicrons, these patients may have malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin E deficiency in infancy and early childhood can result in neurologic problems. Moderately low levels of total cholesterol may also be associated with extreme reductions in HDL cholesterol; as noted above, these are almost always secondary to mutations in the gene for apo AI and a lack of apo AI in plasma.

Friday, 26 October 2012

The desires and aversions in Homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George 
Desire and aversion in a case
desire,eggThe desire for eggs is the strongest in Calcarea. Mostly, they like them soft-boiled, that is typical for Calcarea. Pulsatilla prefers them hard-boiled. And which remedy prefers them fried ? Natrum phosphoricum. (image)

.If the patient likes only the white of an egg and not the yolk. How can we translate this into the language of the Repertory ? Delicate in eating, "I only like the white, I don't eat the yolk." "I only like the meat cut this way and not that way." "I would like to have the food prepared and set in such and such ways"  You find this at "desires delicacies" (Image)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mistakes in homeopathic prescribing

The specific pitfalls most frequently met are as follows:

1. The physician does not bear in mind his homoeopathic philosophy. 
2. He fails to take a complete enough case, from which to deduce the true remedy. he omits the mentals, the profoundly important generals, or fails to elicit the modalities of the particular symptoms. 
3. He lacks patience. Having given the remedy he forgets that he must WAIT and WATCH. He repeats the remedy, in unwise zeal, before the definite slump comes after the improvement which has followed his remedy. more of a good thing does not mean a better thing in homoeopathic prescribing.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Prescribing on Mental Symptoms in Homeopathy

prescribing, mental symptoms
This is taken from -Homeopathic Practice-by Alfons Guekens_
Often it is very difficult to differentiate the mental, only the mental symptoms, for example, to differentiate Pulsatilla from Calcarea on the mental level, lets say fear of becoming insane, only on the basis of mental symptoms, on the basis of thoughts, the kind of fear, how the fear is expressed and things like that. It is very difficult and very dangerous, to differentiate only on the mental level, as often happens in America... You know that George Vithoulkas published his essences - I warn you ... He is my teacher and he showed me the way. I admire him very much. I would not talk against him. He has published the essences, but the pictures are too narrow. You can not give a single description of one remedy, one remedy has many aspects. When we will talk about Phosphorus later - you know the picture that Vithoulkas gives of Phosphorus ? Nice, open, full of love, a positive picture. I will show you a very annoying woman and I am sure you will say she is Nux vomica, but it is a clear, beautiful Phosphorus case. That is what I mean. I warn you, to prescribe only on the basis of mental symptoms. A mental picture, and it does not matter who has written it, will always be too narrow; a remedy is much larger than a picture.

I made many mistakes, for a long time I had only prescribed Sepia for a woman and always again Sepia, because she was so indifferent towards her husband.Aversion to sex, irritated before menstruation and so on. Later I could box my ears, blockhead !Only when she developed a Meniere's disease /I saw,"Indifference to loved ones" (image)
synthesis-indifference-loved ones
, Phosphorus is there.

NRHM to popularise pregnant mother's scheme in Kozhikode

The district National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is planning to launch a special drive to popularize the Union government-funded Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) that has been introduced in eight selected government hospitals in the district.
The hospitals have been rendering free service to pregnant women opting for both normal delivery and C-section and free services up to 30 days for new-borns. In Kozhikode, the scheme is introduced at the Institute of Maternity and Child Health, Kottaparamba Women and Child Hospital, Beach General hospital, Perambra , Kuttiyadi, Thamarassery and Koyilanday Taluk Hospitals and Vadakara District Hospital.
The NRHM here has entrusted 2,050 Accredited Social Health Activists (Asha) workers and 750 health staff to popularize the scheme especially in rural and urban areas where people have not aware of the scheme. Asha workers will conduct door-to-door campaign to create awareness among women about the scheme.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A case study of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Homeopathy

Contributed by Dr Saji
A Female 36yrs, Housewife with Knee pain – Right : 4-5 months duration. Intense pain aggravated 3-4 days. Aggravated by walking, rising from sitting, ascending stairs . Pain in finger joints – vague pain, with mild stiffness aggravated in the Morning .Pain in wrists - occasional
She had temporary relief with pain killers at the beginning. The case was diagnosed as RA by an Post Graduate (GM) doctor. He referred the case to Homoeopathy.
On enquiry there was a history of Skin eruption 10 yrs back – On dorsum of feet – for about 3-4 yrs. Had AGN in the course of treatment. Both relieved with allopathic medication. Twin sister has  Eczema - RA; Mother has DM and Father* - HTN Husband is a Auto driver and has two children ( 5,1)
she has a sensation of heat and the Appetite is diminished. She  Desires sour food and has Unsatisfactory stools.
she had Perspiration of face (Observed Symptom) and Itching between thighs, with discolouration and desquamation–7-8 yrs duration. She had recurrent Brittle finger nails, Shapeless. – 2-3 yrs duration. she has Ingrowing nails – toes – 4-5 yrs duration and  Back pain – lumbar – during menses.
Husband was a bit handicapped. He corrected his complaint recently with a surgery. Now she is living in her house with her mother for the last 5-6 months. She never mentioned anything about her family problem. Investigation : Before : 20/08/11. RA Factor - Positive : 86 IU/ml. Investigation : After : 27/10/11. RA Factor - Negative

Homeopathy should be popularized by the Govt, says Dr Patel

Though the government has started giving more importance to alternative therapies, practitioners of these therapies believe efforts leave much to be desired. One such medico is Dr Manoj Patel, a homoeopath from Mumbai who was the chief co-ordinator in implementation of Government of India's department of AYUSH ( Ayurveda, Yog and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) project at Vadodara district of Gujarat. He has also been awarded as the best homoeopathic doctor in 2005-06.
Dr Patel was in the city recently for a seminar organized by city unit of Homoeopathic Medical Association of India. He also delivered a public lecture during the seminar that spoke about homoeopathy's dynamic method of treatment. Excerpts from a discussion he had with TOI.

Monday, 15 October 2012

UP stops NRHM Recruitment

The Uttar Pradesh Government has stopped the recruitment of contractual staff under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in all districts of the state with the immediate effect.
This decision was taken in the wake of a dispute between Minister of State for Revenue Vinod Kumar Singh and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Gonda over recruitment of contractual staff under NRHM.
The state's Health and Family Welfare Minister, Ahmad Hasan, said all appointments have been stopped in all districts.
Earlier, the recruitment of doctors under NRHM had been suspended in Gonda only.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Aethusa cynapium and some rubrics in homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George
Aethusa is prepared from a very common weed of Europe known as the Fools Parsley.It is a great friend of the children as it helps us to cure many of their ailments.It is a great homeopathic remedy for children.
It has a very important place amongst the remedies we use to check vomiting of milk in infants-vomiting in infants.This intolerance of milk is due to a peculiar gastric irritation frequently met with in children during dentition(image)
stomach, vomitingm dentition during
Infant vomiting as soon as he/she drinks its milk, up it comes with great gush and in big quantity. If the milk is kept down for a little while it is vomited out in the form of big, thick, greenish curds.(image)
stomach, vomiting, type of, milk, curdled

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Arogya fair in Hyderabad

To showcase the strength of AYUSH system, the Union Health Ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government in collaboration with FICCI will organise a four-day ‘Arogya’ fair in Hyderabad.
The ‘Arogya 2012’ health fair, scheduled from October 12 to 15, will provide a platform for showcasing strength and potential of traditional medicine systems, exhibit R&D efforts in AYUSH sector, interact with practitioners, consumers and other stakeholders, project future trends and requirements of the sector.
It will also help create awareness among individuals and professionals about Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
The fair will help attract stakeholders in AYUSH sector like manufacturers, retailers, consumer healthcare product manufacturers, health food producers and processors, medical practitioners and publishers.

Nobel prize in medicine 2012

Two scientists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday helped lay the foundation for regenerative medicine, the hotly pursued though still distant idea of rebuilding the body with tissues generated from its own cells. They are John B. Gurdon of the University of Cambridge in England and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan
Their discoveries concern the manipulation of living cells, and lie at the heart of the techniques for cloning animals and generating stem cells, the primitive cells from which the mature tissues of the body develop. Dr. Gurdon was the first to clone an animal, a frog, and Dr. Yamanaka discovered the proteins with which an adult cell can be converted to an egg-like state. The prize was announced in Stockholm.
Both men had to overcome false starts in life. Dr. Gurdon was told as a boy that he was wholly unsuited for biology, and Dr. Yamanaka trained as a surgeon only to find he was not so good at it.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Skin, ointments and Homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George
skin ointments homeopathy
In homeopathy, skin diseases are considered as a internal disease and these require an internal medicine for its cure. The so called modern medicines do not consider this and they treat this as a local disease and suppress them with external applications and ointments. IS THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT CORRECT?
In the first look this seems to be correct as it gives you immediate relief, but actually it results in driving the skin disease internally into a more important organ of the body. THE LEAST IMPORTANT ORGAN OF OUR BODY IS THE SKIN. The body always tries to bring the disease to a least important organ of the body. Let me explain this.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Posts vacant in Kashmir Health Department

More than 3,500 posts are lying vacant in the state’s health department, the government said Thursday. The state’s health ministry has undertaken 13 projects under NRHM to supplement the requirement of health sector in the state.
The government claimed that efforts are being made to fill up all the vacant posts and 835 doctors and 3762 paramedics have been engaged under NRHM to improve the availability of manpower in these health institutions. The vacant 3580 posts in different cadres of health department have been referred to various recruiting agencies minister for medical and technical education R S Chib informed the legislative assembly on Thursday.

AYUSH colleges for UG/PG courses

Mumbai:The central government has given permission to 207 colleges and institutes for giving admission in under graduate and post graduate courses of Ayush during 2012-13. The government's approval comes Under Section 13C/A of the IMCC Act.
Of these, 169 colleges are Ayurvedic colleges, 31 colleges are Unani colleges and 7 colleges are Siddha colleges. Out of 169 Ayurvedic colleges, 39 colleges are Govt. colleges, 130 colleges are private colleges. Of the 31 Unani colleges, eight are Govt. colleges and 23 are private Unani colleges. Of the seven Siddha colleges, three colleges are Govt. colleges, four colleges are private colleges.
While the Government has allowed 8785 seats in under graduate courses in Ayurveda, 1523 seats have been allowed in post graduate courses. Of the 8785 seats in under graduate courses, 1765 seats are in the Govt. Ayurvedic colleges, 7020 seats are in private Ayurvedic colleges. Of the 1523 post graduate seats, 404 seats are in Govt. Ayurvedic colleges and institutes, 1119 seats are in private Ayurvedic colleges.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Homeopathic remedies for children

homeopathic,remedies for childrenEXTREMITIES, Walk late leaning to:(page) extrimities,walk,late learning to Agar, bar-c, lyc, Calc, Calc-p, Caust, Nat-m, nux-v, phos,sanic, sil, sulph
Agaricus because of neurological, twitching problems. Baryta carbonica because of the combination of not knowing how, not understanding and weakness.Calcarea carbonica because of weakness. Calcarea phosphorica also. Causticum because of neurological problems. Don't forget Causticum in children with fear of animals! Further Natrum muriaticum who are late in learning to walk because they don't know how to walk.Nux vomica because of spasms.Silicea also because of weakness.Every remedy has its own reasons why it is late in learning to walk. Calcarea carbonica, Silicea and Calcarea phosphorica are remedies related to the bones, to make the bones stronger.

India and Switzerland discussed ways to work together in future

India and Switzerland today agreed to draw up a Memorandum of Understanding on health that will cover universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases and issues relating to pharmaceuticals, global health and complementary medicine.
Head of Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs Alain Berset met India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here and discussed ways in which they can work together in future.
The proposed MoU between the two countries is likely to be signed in Geneva in May 2013 at the next World Health Assembly. Azad said though Berset did not handle public health issues, today's meeting is a reflection of the keen interest that the two governments attach for more meaningful engagement in matters related to health of the both nations. Switzerland has amongst the best health indicators in the world.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Justice Venkatachaliah Inaugurates Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Campaign organised by St George Caner Care and Research Centre in association with Kristu Jayanti College
Bangalore: 29 September, 2012: Month of October is dedicated as World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, world over. St. George Cancer Care and Research Center in association with the Women Empowerment Cell of the Kristu Jayanti College launched the “Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness campaign for 2012”.
The campaign was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India, at Kristu Jayanti College Auditorium. Also present at the occasion where Dr. B. T. Rudresh, Member, Central Council of Homeopathy, New Delhi; Mrs. Tejeswani N. Raju, BBMP Horamavu Ward Councillor; Dr. Ali Khwaja, Chairman, Banjara Academy; Dr. Aswath Narayana, Registrar, Karnataka State Board of Homeopathic System of Medicine; Rev. Sr. Rose Mary RNDM, Principal, Mariam Nilaya High School, Banaswadi; Dr. Sebastian Prabhakar, Dean, Bhagavan Budha Homeopathic Medical College, Bangalore City; Dr. Munawar Sulthana Shaikh, General Secretary, IHMA Karnataka; Mr. Rejikumar, General Secretary, Kerala Samajam, Bangalore.
Justice Venkatachliah said the scientific knowledge transformations going to take place in the coming years will change the way of thinking and living of mankind.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Asthma and homeopathic treatment

This beautiful part has been taken from  Homeopathy Cures Asthma by WADIA S. R. and is worth reading.  Some of the important homeopathic remedies for asthma are also listed
One who has seen many asthmatic patients during the attacks will find the symptoms very similar unless he discriminates and observes the finer points. For instance, when he visits, he will find the patient having a great difficulty in breathing and panting for breath. He is not able to lie down and is sitting up in bed, at times leaning forward, very restless, wants something warm to drink and due to fear of suffocation he thinks he is breathing his last. 
Respiration,asthamtic,repertory
The remedy that comes to mind first is Arsenic alb. But this remedy will only palliate and will not hold the case very long. It is very essential to observe the patient carefully and try to find some peculiar symptoms for instance if the patient is lying flat in bed in spite of severe difficulty in breathing Psorinum could be thought of. If he feels better in knee chest position Medorrhinum can be thought of. When the attack is worse with the onset of monsoon, Natrum Sulph helps. But if the patient is better in monsoon Causticum is the remedy. After vaccination as mentioned before Thuja and Silicia can be thought of. Very often, we hear the parents telling us that the child is worse at new moon or full moon and you may observe this yourself that he or she gets the attack on this day when Silicia, Phos, Alumina or Sulphur can be thought of. 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Parental anxiety linked to anxiety in children

Parents with social anxiety disorder are more likely than parents with other forms of anxiety to engage in behaviors that put their children at high risk for developing angst of their own, according to a small study of parent-child pairs conducted at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Authors of the federally funded study say past research has linked parental anxiety to anxiety in children, but it remained unclear whether people with certain anxiety disorders engaged more often in anxiety-provoking behaviors.

Another gene variant to male breast cancer

Researchers report that they've identified another genetic variation that appears connected to male breast cancer, a rare condition that kills several hundred men in the United States each year.
Male breast cancer is about 100 times less common than female breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It estimates that this year breast cancer will be diagnosed in about 2,190 men in the United States and will kill about 410 men.

AYUSH fraternity slams MCI’s new medical course

The proposed introduction of the three-and-a-half-year degree course in community medicine by the Medical Council of India(MCI) has created an uproar amongst the doctors including Karnataka Government Medical Officers Association(KGMOA) and Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) fraternity in Indore.
On one hand where KGMOA claims that the new course will only generate more quacks, the AYUSH fraternity is concerned about the contradiction as students with allopathic and AYUSH degrees are already doing the same work.
Opposing the B Sc in community health course that will be started from April next year, KGMOA President Dr HN Ravindra said instead of increasing the number of public health centres(PHCs) or number of under-qualified doctors, there should be more MBBS doctors to serve rural areas.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

NRHM Employees strike in Gujarat

On Monday the Gujarat's health department will witness one of the biggest crippling protests in recent decades where 45,000 employees engaged in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will strike work for a day.
The employees will go on mass casual leave demanding pay as per Sixth Pay Commission's recommendation. According to secretary of NRHM employees association Jayesh Macwan, "The issue of price rise affects the lower rung in the health department to a great extent. We demand that we be paid as against our work and our right as much as those who are drawing salaries under the pay panel's recommendation.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Advantage with the homeopathic potency

This wonderful article is from Kents Lesser writing. I call this the Advantage with the potency.
This opens up the consideration of Series of Degrees, which is to become one of the most important subjects in the treatment of chronic diseases. It will lead to the development of a distinct class of prescribers in our school, if it has not already done so. Its recognition is a distinctive feature in the practice of my pupils, many of whom have expressed their wonder that this doctrine of Hahnemann is so meagerly understood and so rarely used in the treatment of chronic diseases. 
It has often been forced upon my attention, when observing the work of even careful prescribers, that they stop after making a most careful selection, and fail to do more than to start the cure in the right direction. The patient improves so long as the one potency will act curatively, and then the cure stops; yet the same remedy is indicated, known from the fact that the symptoms have returned and are the same as when the remedy was first given. 
I have noticed many times, in patients coming to me from physicians who always give a low potency, that some curative action was observed, and then the remedy was changed, and again other changes were made. When the correct remedy was given again, in a higher potency, the cure began again. It is the same when the physician has given a high potency, and it has done all it can do, and will no longer act; another remedy has been selected which failed because it was not indicated. The one that was indicated has failed only because it has done all it can do in that one potency. The physician must learn that he cannot practice Homoeopathy on one potency of each drug.

Mayurbhanj Homeopathic MCH presents a picture of neglect

Even after 32 years of its establishment, the Mayurbhanj Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (MHMCH) at Baripada is yet to be taken over by the State Government.
This MCH at Sungadia near Baripada which was established in 1980, presents a picture of neglect. Though the private homeopathy medical colleges in Rourkela, Sambalpur and Berhampur were taken over by the government in 1994, this was left out for reasons unknown. The State has six homeopathic colleges, including five government ones. Government colleges include Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College at Berhampur, Cuttack Homeopathic Medical College, Dr Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Bhubaneswar, Odisha Medical College of Homeopathy and Research at Sambalpur and Utkalmani Homeopathic Medical College at Rourkela.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A case of skin ulceration and homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.George
This is a case of a man aged 50 yrs. He had come to treat a ulcer that has come up after a boil had opened up. the ulcer refused to heel and began to extend.There was severe pain and the touch of the clothing increased it.The first photograph shows the large ulcer.




Now every homeopath or a alternative medicine degree holder will come to to decision of either a referral to a modern medical treatment or to begin a homeopathic treatment.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Homeopathy to be integrated with healthcare systems in UP

All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh. The programme, officials here told IANS, would be funded under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
 In the first phase, an official said, yoga and a therapeutic healthcare option would be tested in 27 districts and would later be integrated with a parallel health plan that includes other systems of medicines such as unani, homoeopathy and ayurveda. The project has been allocated Rs.25 crore, with the money also being utilised to purchase and distribute ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic medicines.
 The programme would be available at all government district hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs). The experiment would not only be keenly watched but would also be pathbreaking, an official said. “Till now, the basis of all healthcare was largely the allopathic system. Something like this is being tried for the first time,” an official said.

A case study of male infertility and homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.Saji
Male  aged 34 yrs Date : 14-12-11. with Infertility, one and a half yrs duration. It was a case of Oligospermia ( 17 million/ml, 50 % motility on 23-11-10 and 9 million/ml, 30% motility on 25-12-10 ) and Surgical treatment ( TVL) for varicocele ( Grade II, B/L-Manual ) was done in December 2010. After the surgery he developed Azoospermia. 
His FSH and LH levels were normal but Testosterone a bit high. Allopath advised MESA/TESE and ICSI. As those procedures are costly the patient decided to try Homoeopathy. The patient Has the habit of smoking.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Adverse effects of medicine in Australia

The top ten drugs used by Australians were linked to 2925 adverse events and 67 deaths in the last five years, an exclusive analysis of the adverse events data base of the national drug watchdog has found.
Since 2007, the most commonly used drugs have been linked to 950 cases of musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, 633 nervous system disorders, 331 cases of respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders and 286 cases of psychiatric disorders.
The cholesterol lowering medicine Atorvastatin produced the highest number of adverse events between 2007 and 2011, and was linked to 815 reports of side effects including 13 deaths.

Constitutional classification in homeopathic prescribing?

This is from Kent's Lesser writings.
Why should we attempt to classify constitutions as an aid in prescribing? Every individual is a constitution, and no two sick persons can be classified as of the same class to the satisfaction of any clear, observing, and thinking homoeopathist. It is a fatal error to classify constitutions, as no two are sufficiently similar, when observed by a genuine homoeopathician to form even a common class. Human beings are a thousand times more complex than the chess-board in the hands of most skillful players.
Every change in combination in mental or physical signs and symptoms brings a new view of the entire patient as observed collectively. Normal mental methods come to all thinkers in such diverse appearances as to justify the well-known statement that no two minds are alike. In similar manner, all abnormal minds appear to the alert physician as sick individuals. Mental abnormalities may be classified by their common manifestation by the alienist, but the classification is never useful to the homoeopathist when searching for a remedy. The classification is made up from common symptoms of the mental-disease symptoms for the purpose of medical diagnosis, but the peculiar symptoms in each and every morbid mental case must guide to the prescription, and these prevent classification.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Prostate problems and Homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George
Development of prostatic hyperplasia( enlargement) is an almost universal phenomenon in aging men. The prostate weighs only a few grams at birth; at puberty it undergoes androgen-mediated growth and reaches the adult size of about 20 g by age 20.The second growth spurt commences in the majority of men by the age of 45 and may continue as he ages. 
Urinary symptoms such as frequency of urination, hesitancy, dribbling, and frequent night time urination are commonly seen.The two forms of enlargement are 1. Benign Prostate hypertrophy(BPH) and 2. Carcinoma (cancer) prostate.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Dr Nisanth Nambison for seminar in Japan

Dr Nisanth Nambison, professor in Government Homeopathy Medical College has been selected by the Central government to participate in the international seminar on homeopathy in Japan from September 14 to 17.
The professor’s name had earlier been recommended by the state government for his path-breaking research in respiratory diseases.
Growing incidence of respiratory diseases, including asthma and allergies of various types have emerged as a major health challenge in recent times. These diseases have been associated by experts with the rising level of pollution in the cities. High level research to tackle such diseases is being done across the world.
The research conducted by Dr Nisanth has opened the possibility of treating allergy-related respiratory diseases.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.George
In Whom?
Infections may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. These infections occur in 1 to 3 percent of schoolgirls and then increase markedly in incidence with the onset of sexual activity in adolescence. The vast majority of acute symptomatic infections involve young women. Acute symptomatic urinary infections are unusual in men under the age of 50.
The organs involved
The urinary tract should be viewed as a single anatomic unit that is united by a continuous column of urine extending from the urethra to the kidney.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mammograms linked to cancer?

mammograms
Courtesy:well.blogs.nytimes.com
Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, a study by leading European cancer agencies suggests.
The added radiation from mammograms and other types of tests with chest radiation might be especially harmful to them and an MRI is probably a safer method of screening women under 30 who are at high risk because of gene mutations, the authors conclude.
Mammograms are most often used in women over 40, unless they are at high risk, like carrying a mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Having such a mutation increases the risk of developing cancer five-fold.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

AYUSH doctors strike in Bhopal

Medical service in ayurveda, yoga, unani, sidda and homoeopathy hospitals were partially affected on the first day of statewide strike of alternative medicine practitioners on Wednesday.
 Claiming widespread support, AYUSH doctors association state president Dr Ajay Awasti said, "For long, Ayush doctors which include ayurveda, yoga, unani, sidda and homoeopathic practitioners have been overlooked. We would continue with the strike until the state government concedes our demands"
 The protesting Ayush doctors are demanding direct recruitment for vacant posts of Ayush medical officers, better pay and recruitment of Ayush doctors in places where allopathic doctors refuse to work. "There are almost 1,070 vacant posts of Ayush in state government. Excluding some 600 vacant posts of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) which need to be filled," he added.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Digested coconut oil a natural antibiotic for tooth decay

Digested coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that may help to fight tooth decay, say scientists from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland.
The scientists presented their data at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference taking place this week at the University of Warwick.
Streptococcus bacteria are common inhabitants of the mouth, and so the team tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil against strains of this bacteria.
Two versions of coconut oil were used in the study: coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion.

Frozen IVF embryos better than fresh embryos

Women who become pregnant with previously frozen IVF embryos tend to have healthier babies and fewer complications than those who have fresh embryos implanted, research suggests.
Fertility doctors found that mothers had a lower risk of bleeding in pregnancy with embryos that had been frozen and thawed, and went on to have fewer pre-term and low-birthweight babies.
Fertility clinics in Britain usually transfer fresh embryos into women several days after they have been given hormone injections that stimulate their ovaries to release eggs. These are extracted and fertilised before being implanted. Any embryos that are not used can be frozen for use months or years later. The new results raise questions about the way fertility treatment is offered in the UK. If mothers and babies fare better with previously frozen IVF embryos, it may make sense to freeze more or most embryos.

Headache and its homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.George
Headache is usually a benign symptom, and only occasionally is it the manifestation of a serious illness such as brain tumor, subarachnoid hemorrhage, meningitis, or giant cell arteritis.severe, disabling headache is reported to occur at least annually by 40 percent of individuals worldwide.
CLINICAL VARIETIES OF HEADACHE
MIGRAINE:A useful definition of migraine is a benign and recurring syndrome of headache, nausea, vomiting, and/or other symptoms of neurologic dysfunction in varying admixtures. Migraine can often be recognized by its activators (red wine, menses, hunger, lack of sleep, glare, estrogen, worry, perfumes, let-down periods) and its deactivators (sleep, pregnancy, exhilaration, sumatriptan)
murphy repertory, headaches, migraine

Saturday, 1 September 2012

India continues to see a massive jump in the demand for Homeopathy

Western countries may find homeopathy "unscientific" and for which dozens of systematic reviews have "failed to produce convincing evidence of effectiveness".
But India continues to see a massive jump in the demand for the 250-year-old system of medicine. India's registered homeopathic practitioners have more than doubled in two decades — increased from 1.05 lakh in 1980 to 2.46 lakh in 2010. Also, the number of homeopathic hospitals/dispensaries has also increased four fold — from 1,686 in 1980 to about 7,000 in 2010.
Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday that a recent study called "usage and acceptability of Indians systems of medicine" conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that the annual average outdoor patient attendance was higher in homeopathy in comparison to ayurveda, unani and siddha. Azad said, "The demand for homeopathic treatment has increased in the country. Under a centrally sponsored scheme, a one time assistance upto Rs 10 crores is being provided to the states on 50:50 matching share basis for opening of new homeopathic institutions in states not having such institutes."
Director general of Central Council for Research in homeopathy Dr R K Manchanda said, "Till now, the benefits of homeopathy were established through observational studies. Now we are validating homeopathy's benefits through randomized controlled trials and fundamental research. Homeopathy is especially beneficial for arthritis, skin and respiratory diseases, gastric problems like irritable bowel syndrome and allergies. Homeopathy costs one fifth of an allopathic consultation in any government set up."
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world. WHO says the annual sale of homeopathic drugs accounts to Rs 8,400 crore globally. By 2017, the market will be Rs 52,000 crore. WHO adds that homeopathy is practiced in 66 countries and the treatment is individualized. It seeks to stimulate the body's defence mechanisms to prevent or treat illness. A recent industry study had predicted that Indian homeopathy treatment market is likely to grow 30% annually, and pegged it around Rs 4,600 crore.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Chocolate can prevent stroke in men

Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find that chocolate, may be beneficial for reducing stroke in men," said study author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
en in the study who ate the largest amount of chocolate, about one-third of a cup of chocolate chips (63 grams) per week, had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who did not consume any chocolate. Those eating the highest amount of chocolate had a 17-percent lower risk of stroke, or 12 fewer strokes per 100,000 person-years compared to those who ate no chocolate. Person-years is the total number of years that each participant was under observation.

IMA wants Dr. Title only for Allopaths

If the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has its way,then Ayurveda,Unani and Homeopathy practitioners will have to start prefixing vaidya,hakim and homeopath before their names instead of simply calling themselves doctor.
IMA members say this has to be done as just the term Dr misleads the public,as most assume it means an allopathic practitioner.There should be some clarity about medical professionals as there are so many streams of medicine.Also the number of doctors has increased and so has quackery, said Dr Jayesh Lele,secretary,IMA.
We have written to the Indian Medical Council (Ayurveda),National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA),Homeopathic Council of India and other smaller councils as well,regarding this, said Lele.

A case study of anemia and homeopathic treatment

Contributed By Dr.Saji
A lady aged 37yrs  presented with  generalized Weakness and Difficulty in doing her daily works. - 3 months duration .She says she was 'generally weak' but the condition worsened in the last 2-3 months. Consulted an allopathic doctor who prescribed some iron tablets which she says 'gave nothing but nausea'. He referred the case to MCH and they ruled out DM, UTI and Hepatitis. Fibroid uterus was detected on USG. They too prescribed Iron supplements but her HB % remained under 9 even after intake of the tablets for 1 month. she had a H/O Endometriosis ;FH : Paternal : CAD,    Maternal : DM .
Lab report, anemia, before treatment

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Checking the standard of education in private colleges

Central bodies governing the functioning of alternative medicine courses have come under heavy criticism of late for the substandard quality of education and faculty in many colleges. With action being initiated to check the standard of education, private colleges teaching alternative medicine in the state may finally have to start worrying.
The New Delhi-based Central Council of Homeopathy has also increased the bank deposit amount to check the commercialization or rampant mushrooming of colleges. From Rs 3 lakh, interested parties now have to assure a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh to start a homeopathy college. Inspection charges too have been increased from a meagre Rs 25,000 which could be paid in installments, to Rs 3 lakh to be paid at a time.

Monday, 27 August 2012

How Homeopathy works

Contributed by Dr.George
Primary action is the action of the medicine on the living being. This is the action that is used by the allopathic system of medicine. for example a constipation is treated by drugs producing diarrhoea, a person with hypertension is treated with a medicine that lowers the blood pressure. These treatments are or can only be accepted

Monday, 20 August 2012

Homeopathy: The perfect treatment system

Contributed by Dr.George
Why the allopathic section of the profession should be so wrathful with Hahnemann is not a little surprising, because not only Hahnemann discover homoeopathy, he discovered allopathy as well. Allopathy existed before his time, just as homoeopathy did in a way, but it was unconscious of its own existence. It was Hahnemann who gave it its name; and if he is the father of homeopathy, he is at least the godfather of allopathy as well, and on that account deserves to have his name in the medical schools of both sections.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Homeopathic Doctor requirement in Kurukshetra University

Qualification:
1. 4 years duration Degree/Diploma in Homeopathy as per Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.
2. Matric or its equivalent.
3. Knowledge of Hindi upto Matric.
4. Registered with Council of Homeopathy System of Medicine, Haryana

last date 10/09/2012
 More info: http://www.kuk.ac.in/userfiles/file/Year2012/LeftSideLinks/Jobs/advt__2012.pdf

Thursday, 16 August 2012

IMA against AYUSH Doctors

The Indian Medical Association will not allow ayurveda and AYUSH doctors to practice allopathy, said Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Dr H L Krishne Gowda.

He claimed ayurveda practitioners had sought permission to prescribe allopathic medicines during emergency cases.
The members of IMA stressed that Section 15 of 1956 Act (Indian Medical Council Act) and section 17 of 1970 Act, says, “A professional maybe held liable for negligence on the ground that he did not possess the requisite skill which he professes to have. Thus, a doctor who has qualification in ayurveda, unani or homeopathy will be liable if he prescribes allopathic treatment.”

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Kidney stones (renal calculi) and importance of homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.George
Kidney stones or Renal calculi is one of the commonest cause for pain in abdomen.It  can  also  cause infection & obstruction to  the  follow  of urine.  Stones are first formed in the kidney and then they may pass towards  the bladder. Small stones may be passed with out  giving rise  to  any  problems. But large stones

NRHM to NHM expansion

Government today announced expanding the reach of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to all villages and towns and said it was formulating a new scheme for distribution of free medicines through public hospitals and health centres.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced that the NRHM will be converted into a National Health Mission to expand the scope of health services in the towns also. "After the success of the NRHM, we now want to expand the scope of health services in our towns also. The National Rural Health Mission will be converted into a National Health Mission which would cover all villages and towns in the country," Singh said in his Independence Day address.
Singh also said, "We are formulating a scheme for distribution of free medicines through government hospitals and health centres." The NRHM, a flagship scheme of the Congress-led UPA government, was launched in 2005 to provide better health services to people living in remote and rural areas of India.

Free medicines to the pregnant women

Health is a State Subject and State Governments are providing health care including drugs to the patients. In order to strengthen the hands of the State Governments, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is providing additional support under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for overall health system strengthening including support for provision of free drugs in public health facilities. 
Under NRHM, a new initiative called Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) has been launched under which funding is given to the States for providing medicines free of cost to all pregnant women who access the Government health facilities for delivery as well as sick neonates born to them upto 30 days after birth.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

How to treat tinea (pityriasis) versicolor with Homeopathy

tinea versicolor
source:medical.cdn.patient.co.uk
Contributed by Dr.George
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) is a long-term (chronic) fungal infection of the skin. Its is a skin condition caused by an overgrowth of Malassezia Furfur, also known as Pityrosporum orbiculare, a fungus. These thrives in oily areas such as

the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and folds of skin such as arms, skin under the breasts or groins.For more images see here
The affected skin changes color and becomes either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.These show as small,scaly white,brown or pinkish spots on various parts of the body and may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin. These become more prominent on exposure to sun. There can be itching and sweating.

A skin scraping that is examined under a microscope should show the yeast.