HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF FIBROSIS OF THE LUNGS
A 63 year old lady with Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis presented to my office with shortness of breath on slight exertion. Her other problems include high blood pressure and diabetes. After a lengthy initial interview to understand her constitution I started treating her with homeopathy.
Remedy: Pulsatilla M was given dry on the tongue, one dose.
Result: The patient was seen initially every five weeks with great improvement of her breathing and her overall well-being. The patient has needed different homeopathic remedies over the last three years. She has not had any serious respiratory illness and her blood pressure and diabetes remain well controlled.
HOMEOPATHY AND THE TREATMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
CASE 1: An 18-month-old girl with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Born premature at 33 weeks to a 36-year-old mother. (Peru)
Problems: 1. Failure to thrive – underweight
2. No walking or crawling
3. No speech or babbling
4. Recurrent colds/aspiration pneumonia
5. Fussy, stranger anxiety, no eye contact, picky eater
Baryta carbonica XM given dry by mouth, one dose.
Result: 3 months later: The child gained 3 pounds, eating better; started crawling and standing up on walker; babbling much, saying mama and a few other words; more alert, smiles, goes to grandmother, complexion rosy; no colds or any acute illnesses. The child continues to improve with further homeopathic treatment 2 years after the initial treatment.
CASE 2: 18-year-old young man with autism, mental retardation, gross motor and fine motor neurological deficits since premature birth at 31 weeks to a 30-year-old mom. (Peru)
Problems: 1. Fine motor and gross motor impairment – stiff walking, difficulty writing
2. Insomnia – severe with waking every hour and restless wandering
3. Sensitivity to noise/loud vocalizations/sudden screaming outbursts
4. Learning impairment – talking in short sentences, minimal reading
5. Stranger anxiety
Intervention: Baryta carbonica XM given dry by mouth, one dose.
Result: 3 months later: Insomnia improved greatly – sleeps 6-8 hours most nights. Walking more fluid, writing improved. Sudden screaming, covering ears improved about 75%. Rides bus to school with mom. Talking more, stronger vocabulary, reading improved per school. Crowds of strangers much more tolerant. Continued improvement with homeopathic treatment two years after the initial treatment.
Even though both of the previous two patients needed the same remedy, much more often different remedies are used for the same condition because no two people are exactly alike. The goal of homeopathic treatment is not only to improve the symptoms of the particular condition but to improve every aspect of health - sleep, immunity, mental, physical, and emotional development and well-being.