We are delighted to present the first edition of the E-newsletter “Homoeopathic Pulse”, which is dedicated to propagation of “EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES” in the field of Homoeopathy. The release of this newsletter coincides with the opening of the 98th Homoeopathic Dispensary at Delhi Govt. Health Centre, Bazar Guliyan, Jama Masjid, Delhi.
Govt. of NCT of Delhi offers a diverse natural observatory for identification of various health indicators, learning and implementation of effective health policies and systems.
By launching the cafeteria approach in health care sector, the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi has set a precedent by providing AYUSH and allopathic systems of medicine to function under one roof along. This approach has provided the benefit of choosing therapy of choice to the patient and opened a door for communication between practitioners of different therapeutic specialties. This further widens the horizon for comparative research studies and clinical trials.
The Homoeopathic wing of Directorate of ISM & H has now 98 functioning homoeopathic dispensaries/ units in Delhi out of which 96 are co-located with allopathic dispensaries/ hospitals providing Preventive, Promotive & Curative Homoeopathic Health Care facilities. These dispensaries/ hospital units enjoy patronage of nearly 18 lacs patients every year.
A research study during the period of 1999-2000 and February -March 2003 by Dr. RK Manchanda and Dr. Mukul Kulshreshtha has also established the cost effectiveness of these dispensaries in comparison to allopathic counterparts and can be seen at our website http://delhihomeo.com/paperberlin.html.
The directorate also fosters homoeopathic education at graduate and post-graduate level through two homoeopathic institutions, which admits nearly 150 candidates every year.
Dilli Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad, is an autonomous body of Govt. of Delhi, which was constituted to initiate, aid, develop and coordinate research in Homoeopathy since 1998.
Evidence based medicine is the need of the hour and in order to ensure the propagation of genuine research/ academic papers and authentic cases of Homoeopathy, “Homoeopathic Pulse”, a departmental E-newsletter is being initiated to be published quarterly, which shall provide a platform to document clinical case studies and its research activities. I hope it will prove to be beneficial to all practitioners, students of Homoeopathy, who are willing to publish their work in a peer review journal or to present their cases in various International and National symposium.
The editorial committee members of the E-newsletter are a dedicated lot, some of whom are well known amongst the homoeopathic fraternity.
The launching issue has National News, International News, significant advances in the field of Homoeopathy that have been made in the recent past, literature, job opportunities etc.
It is really heartening to see all these contributions. The editorial board appreciates the time and efforts that have been devoted by the different contributors and would like to thank them all. Any suggestion & criticism towards the improvement of the E-newsletter contents are always welcome.
We would specially like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. A.K. Walia, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Mr. S.C.L. Das, Secretary (H&FW) for their support and encouragement towards conceptualization of this E-newsletter and for propagation of Homoeopathic stream.
In the end, I would like to say that “Every Person is the right person to act. Every moment is the right moment to begin”. The time to act now is for “EVIDENCE BASED HOMOEOPATHY”
Let us all work together for the cause of homoeopathy. Hail Homoeopathy! Hail Hahnemann!
Dr. Surender Verma
News -International :
HRI Research Conference - Barcelona 2013
The Homeopathy Research Institute’s International Research Conference, ‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy’, a significant step forward for homeopathy research worldwide, took place in Barcelona in May-June 2013. Click here
LMHI Congress 2013 in Quito was a great success
The 68th LMHI Congress took place from 04-07-2013 in Quito, Ecuador. It was hosted by the Ecuadorian Homeopathic Medical Society (SOMHE), a private and non-profit organization recognized by the Ecuadorian Health Ministry, whose members are professional doctors. The Ecuadorian Medical Federation recognized homeopathy as a specialty in 1998, giving the members of SOMHE acceptance and prestige.
The main theme of the congress was "The paradigm of Homeopathic Medicine". Approximately 400 homeopaths from 30 countries of the world followed the invitation to listen to lectures about quantum physics and the standards and legality in homeopathic medicine. Click here
News -National & Departmental :
Most doctors in urban India are not MBBS: Study
(Times of India, Aug 3rd 2013)
In a shocking representation of the lack of essential healthcare, the largest chunk of doctors in the country do not hold the MBBS degree (bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery) — a basic prerequisite to practice modern medicine (allopathy). Instead, they have degrees of alternative medicine like ayurveda or homeopathy…. Click here
Rs 553 crores given to States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13
(Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 8th June, 2013)
A total of Rs 553.00 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and up-gradation of 379 exclusive AYUSH hospitals and 415 Dispensaries in the country. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said this at Kolkata today. Click here
Major insurance companies refuse to include Ayush treatment in mediclaim despite IRDA order
PB, 29th May, 2013: Major insurance companies in the country are refusing to abide by the IRDA order to include Ayush products and services in the mediclaim insurance policy. IRDA issued a directive in this regard sometime in last February after repeated representations from ayush industry.
IRDA under section 5(1) of the IRDA (Health Insurance) Regulations, 2013, had issued a notification directing inclusion of the Indian System of Medicines (ISM) in the mediclaim insurance policy. But, no insurance companies have taken steps to comply with the IRDA order so far. Click here
Union Budget 2013: Traditional therapies to get a leg-up
The Budget has done its bit to promote alternative therapy for curing your aches and pains. Traditional therapies like ayurveda, unani, siddha and homoepathy medicines may get a boost through an allocation, while the impetus given to medical research and science & technology will benefit pharma companies.
The Budget proposed an allocation of Rs 1,069 crore to the department of AYUSH, while bringing in ayurveda, siddha and homeopathy to the mainstream through the National Health Mission. This will drive efforts to create awareness of alternative therapy so that their quality, safety and efficacy data can be accessed, bringing it to the forefront. Click here
Opening of 97th Homoeopathic Dispensary at Sector-14, Dwaraka, Delhi.
A homoeopathy dispensary at Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi was inaugurated by Mr Sumesh Shokeen, MLA – Matiyala on 20th June, 2013. This is the 97th Homoeopathic Dispensary in Delhi,to be run by the state government. The occasion was graced by Sh. Sanjay Gihar, Director (ISM&H), Dr. Surender Verma, Deputy Director (H), Dr. Nilesh Ahuja, Deputy Director (ISM), Dr. Mridula Pandey, Chief Medical Officer (HQ), Dr. S. K. Sharma CDMO (South West), Dr. R K Bhanot, CDMO–H (South West), and other dignitaries from Homoeopathic and Allopathic fraternity. The Dispensary will be operational in morning hours from 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM – Monday to Saturday. Consultation and medicines will be provided free of cost to all the patients.
Opening of 98th Homoeopathic Dispensary at Gali Guliyan, Delhi.
A homoeopathy dispensary at Bazar Guliyan,Jama Masjid, Delhi was inaugurated
by Mr Pralad Singh Sawhney, MLA – Chandni chowk on 7th Sept, 2013. This is the
98th Homoeopathic Dispensary in Delhi,to be run by the state government.
The occasion was graced by Sh. Sanjay Gihar, Director (ISM&H), Dr.
Surender Verma, Deputy Director (H), Dr. Mridula Pandey, Chief Medical Officer (HQ), Dr. Sunita Kumar
CDMO (South Central) and other
dignitaries from Homoeopathic and Allopathic fraternity. The Dispensary
will be operational in evening hours from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM – Monday
to Saturday. Consultation and medicines will be provided free of cost
to all the patients.
P.S. Chikramane, A.K. Suresh, J. Bellare, S.G. Kane.
Description:Talk on "Homeopathy Nanoparticles" by Dr. Shantaram Kane.
Describing it as a “fascinating observation,” a recent paper by IIT Bombay researchers has been lauded in an editorial “Do serial dilutions really dilute?” of the premier journal “Homeopathy”. The paper provides a key insight into the possible basis of Homeopathy, a scientific explanation of which has so far eluded researchers due to its use of extreme dilution, well beyond that predicted by atomic theory, by which the presence of any active starting active ingredient is ruled out. Click here
Bronchial Asthma and Homoeopathy:
Dr.Jithesh T.K, MD(Hom), MBA(Health) Chief Medical Officer (H), Directorate of Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy
A power point presentation on Bronchial asthma and Homoeopathic management.
It is commonly known as turmeric. It is a house hold remedy in India and has been used in Indian System of Medicine since centuries to aid digestion and liver function, relieve arthritis, pain, and regulate menstruation. Turmeric has also been applied directly to the skin for eczema and wound healing. Other indications include heartburn, stomach ulcers, and gallstones and recent researches revealed it to be useful to prevent and treat cancer. It was introduced and proved by Arya, Balachandran and Augustine. The homoeopathic mother tincture is prepared from rhizome. An extended proving was recently done by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). Below is the extract from the proving. Read more.......
Dr S.K. Pandey M.D.(Hom),Reader, Deptt of Repertory,NHMC&H
Diabetes mellitus is a disease which is known to everybody nowadays. It is to be noted with astonishment that DM has an attracting global importance as it is rocking the world as a non-infectious epidemic/pandemic. “SUGAR” is the common name given to DM by the Indian layman. Actually, it comprises a group of common metabolic disorders that share the phenotype of hyperglycemia (increased level of glucose in blood plasma). Nowadays, it is one of the leading dietetic irregularities, metabolic dysfunction, lack of exercise, stress, and busy lifestyle. causes of morbidity and mortality because Diabetes mellitus causes secondary pathophysiologic changes in the multiple organ system. Most likely, the complications of DM are adult blindness; non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (diabetic foot); end stage renal disease (ESRD); neuropathy etc. In the forthcoming days it is presumed to increase day by day due to an increase in factors contributing to hyperglycemia.
As Homoeopathy is not a science of therapeutics, it is concerned with totality of symptoms or individuality. As regarding the cure of DM by homoeopathic medicine, the individual needs to undergo complete miasmatic and constitutional therapy in the very early stage.
However the various repertories may be taken into consideration for ready reckoner for various complaints associated with diabetes.Read more.....
Update on Organon: 1
RESEARCH REVIEW OF BIPHASIC ACTION OF ARSENIC AND CORROBORATION OF LAW OF MINIMUM
DR. BIPIN JETHANI M.D. (HOM.)
Lecturer, Department of Organon of Medicine, Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, New Delhi
The homoeopathic posological principle of minimum has long been ridiculed by the conventional system of medicine and the very concept of BIPHASIC ACTION OF MEDICINE dependent upon the DOSAGE of medicine has been a subject of scorn. However the study of conventional medicine on the action of Arsenic as a carcinigen in moderate doses and its anti-cancer activities in low doses corroborates the therapeutic utility of homoeopathic LAW OF MINIMUM.
Arsenic has for long been known as a carcinogen and epidemiological data has shown that inorganic arsenic exposure can cause cancer of the lung and skin. However paradoxically, research reports from China have described the induction of clinical and hematologic responses by arsenic trioxide in low doses in patients with de novo and relapsed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) The results of these observational studies have been confirmed in randomized clinical trials in the U.S. whereby one of the researchers Dr. Soignet of the Leukemia Service of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center stated that “low doses of arsenic trioxide” are “standard treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in the relapsed disease’. These researches have brought into focus the biphasic action of medicines dependent on dosage of medicine and corroborate the significance of Hahnemann’s posological concept of MINIMUM. To view PPT of the above Click here
Update on Organon: 2
HELFER DER MENSCHHEIT
(HELPER OF MANKIND)
Dr.Amar Bodhi, MD(Hom)
Lecturer, Department of Organon of Medicine, B.R.Sur Homoeopathic Medical College
Prophets, philosophers, benevolent physicians, pioneering scientists and phenomenal linguists are rare. Rarer still are scholars blended with all the aforesaid attributes. One such prodigy was Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the Father of Homoeopathy.
His most famed achievement is the discovery of a scientific system of medicine. But he has many other contributions with rightful claim. Quite early in his life, he had mastered German, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, English, Syrian, Italian and French. The translations from different languages to German are his ingenious literary gifts to his fatherland. His inclination for chemistry, bestowed that science with two important inventions: Hahnemann’s preparation of Mercury and Hahnemann’s Wine Test.
Close to the heart of a man is his health. Every medical philosophy is criticized for being indulgent about diseases but insensitive of health. Dr. Hahnemann and his homoeopathy soothe not only the pain of sickness but also furnish the armour against it in health. Here are some glimpses of his wisdom. Read more…..
Update on Practice of Medicine:
A CLINICAL APPROACH TOWARDS A CASE OF BACK PAIN
Dr. Mohit Mathur. B.H.M.S., M.D
Medical officer (teaching), Dept. of Practice of Medicine. Nehru Homoeopathic Medical Collage & Hospital, B-block, Defence colony, New Delhi (India) PIN-110024. E-mail: email@example.com
Significance of back pain
Back pain represents a key public health problem. It is one of the most frequent complaint encountered in homoeopathic consultations and is an important cause of reduced work efficiency or even complete abstinence from work.
Structures in the back
The back comprises vertebral spine, interconnecting nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all of which can be a source of pain. While examining a patient of back pain it is important to consider the seat of origin of pain because it may help in exploring some of the serious underlying diseases. Pain felt in the back may arise from structures in the back, or it may arise from an abdominal or pelvic viscera and is referred to the back. Pain-sensitive structures in the spine include the periosteum of the vertebrae, dura, facet joints, annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disk, epidural veins, and the posterior longitudinal ligament. Diseases of these diverse pain-sensitive structures may explain many cases of back pain without involvement of spinal nerve root.
Types of back pain
Local pain in back is caused by stretching of pain-sensitive structures that compress or irritate sensory nerve endings. The site of the pain is near the affected part of the back.
Pain referred to the back may arise from abdominal or pelvic viscera. The pain is usually described as primarily abdominal or pelvic but is accompanied by back pain and is usually unaffected by posture.
Pain of spinal origin may be located in the back or referred to the buttocks or legs. Diseases affecting the upper lumbar spine tend to refer pain to the lumbar region,
groin, or anterior thighs. Diseases affecting the lower lumbar spine tend to produce pain referred to the buttocks, posterior thighs, or rarely the calves or feet.
Radicular back pain is typically sharp and radiates from the spine to the leg within the territory of a nerve root. Coughing, sneezing or voluntary contraction of abdominal muscles may elicit the radiating pain. The pain may increase in posture that stretch the nerves and nerve root.
Pain associated with muscle spasm, although of obscure origin, is commonly associated with many spine disorders. The spasms are accompanied by abnormal posture, taut paraspinal muscles, and dull pain. Read more…….
Abstracts-Research Papers/Case Studies :
(To Be Treated or Not To Be Treated)
Dr. AMIT ARORA
Sr. Medical Officer at Directorate of ISM and H, GNCT of Delhi
Lecturer at Dr. B.R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital
Keywords: Subclinical hypothyroidism and homoeopathy, mild thyroid failure, elevated TSH
Abstract: Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition in which there is an elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal serum free thyroxine (T4). It is often asymptomatic but may be present with symptoms seen in overt hypothyroidism. Studies shows that it is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and high low density lipoprotein level. The condition is to be treated with proper medicine so as to check the progress of this functional disorder to structural level. Read more…...
A Case of Paediatric Cholelithiasis
Dr.Ram kumar M.D(Hom)
Senior medical officer, DR BSAH(H)Dte of ISM & Homoeopathy,Govt of NCTof Delhi.
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Gallstones are a major public health problem in all developed countries. Although gallbladder disease had traditionally been considered an adult condition, the prevalence has been rising in the pediatric population. A baby, aged six years, came in with multiple Gall stones and was treated successfully with Pulsatilla. Treatment was guided by ultrasound scan of abdomen before and after treatment. It is an ‘evidence based’ Homoeopathic treatment.
Chief Medical Officer (Homeopathy), Directorate of ISM& Homeopathy, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Allergic rhinitis is a common clinical condition characterized by paroxysms of sneezing, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, and itching of the eyes, nose and palate triggered by allergens. It is also frequently associated with post nasal drip, cough, irritability and fatigue.
Allergic asthma is another common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, airflow obstruction and bronchospasm which is also triggered by allergens. The symptoms include wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath; clinical signs include prolonged expiration, a rapid heart rate (tachycardia) and additional lung sounds. Most of these patients get worse after exercising in cold air or after inhaling any type of smoke, dust, fumes, and sometimes strong smells.
Allergic rhinitis and asthma are linked by epidemiological, histological, physiological and immunopathological characteristics and by a common therapeutic approach. Read more…
Review of Books :
Classical Homoeopathy For an Impatient World Rapid Classical Prescribing
Author: Dr Subrata K. Banerjea
Publisher: B.Jain Publishers(P) LTD
Title of the book is itself suggestive of its appropriateness in todays fast paced life where everybody is restless, impatient , intolerant and is eagerly desirous of relief or change.
This book is the result of years of experience of Dr S.K. Banerjea who is a fourth generation homoeopath from his illustrious family---his great grandfather was proprietor, C Ringer and company, Calcutta, while his grandfather was founder of Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical college and Hospital. His uncle Dr N K Banerjea is the president, homoeopathic state faculty, west Bengal and Indian Homoeopathic Association.
Dr S K Banerjea, is an internationally renowned homoeopath and author of many acclaimed books, and is acknowledged as an authority on miasmatic prescribing. As a result of his extensive experience of practice in India and abroad he has evolved a hexagonal approach towards reaching a SIMILIMUM efficiently and quickly. These include emphasis on aetiologies; totality of physical symptoms; emotional symptoms; behaviour, gesture, posture hobbies; miasmatic totality and homeopathic generalities. This approach is not something alien rather it is time tested and repeatedly verified and has been practised in the past also by eminent homoeopaths ie Drs Kent ,Hering, Lippe Tyler and Nash etc.
Each drug is described with a graphic representation with their physical themes ,physical clinicals, mental essence, ,mental clinicals, sphere of action, catch words: keynotes, keywords for personality profiles, potency of choice, miasmatic preferences as well as clinical tips. This approach helps in clear understanding of the drug in different perspectives.
The contents of the book are divided under nineteen sections. Section one deals with the drug dependants and non drug dependant cases with their modern classical miasmatic approach. This is followed by detailed case taking Performa which covers almost all the aspect of a patient . Then we have tips on potency ,doses and personal experiences and how to make acute prescribing. Some sections describe different groups of medicines, polychrests. There is a very interesting chapter on what to do when well selected medicines including heavy nosodes fail? He has covered psychiatry and mental essence ,post traumatic stress disorders, vaccination and consequences, ,repertory of personality profiles, recreational drug dependant cases and scope of drug de addiction he has taken up the csope of mother tinctures .
I personally find the last chapter most interesting as well as contemporary as it is about the organopathic medicines through which one can handle drug dependant cases and gradually wean off the conventional medicines. Author has shared all his life time experiences with utmost honesty and sincerity for the benefit of the homoeopathic fraternity. We should make the best use of his suggestions .
It is a very useful and informative book. Author has presented the subject in a very simple and easily comprehensible manner which enhances its utility not only for the practitioners but also for the students of homoeopathy as well.
Review by DR. SUDHA BANERJEE,
Chief Medical Officer (H), Directorate of Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy
In the Guest corner of this edition of Homoeopathic Pulse our guest is Dr.Girish Gupta M.D. (Hom.) Chief Consultant Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic
Research,Lucknow.He has discussed about a project on Sono-Mammographic Evaluation of Breast Lesions Cases in Response to Homoeopathic Drugs in his research centre.
Dr.Girish Gupta is President of Homoeopathic Research Foundation and is Secretary General of Asian Homoeopathic Medical League.He is former Chief Editor of Asian Homoeopathic Journal.He is Mentor and Guide for Post Graduate Certificate in Homoeopathy for the year 2013-2015 in Hahnemann College of Homoeopathy,United Kingdom.Dr.Girish Gupta was principal investigator in clinical research projects funded by CCRH and AYUSH.He has published 69 clinical research paper on various topic.
SONO–MAMMOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF BREAST LESIONS
CASES IN RESPONSE TO HOMOEOPATHIC DRUGS
Dr. Girish Gupta, B.Sc., G.H.M.S. (Gold Medalist), M.D. (Hom.)Chief Consultant
Dr. Naveen Gupta, B.H.M.S. Physician (Research and Publication)
Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Chaudhary, B.H.M.S.
A total of one hundred and thirty five (135) well diagnosed patients of Breast lesions (Table–1)followed the treatment protocol out of 840 registered for treatment at Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research, Lucknow (GCCHR) from February, 1996 to December, 2011.Out of 135 patients, lesions were totally resolved in 24, reduced in 49, remained as such in 30 and did not reduce in 32 patients. In 12 patients of post–surgical recurrence (5 of Unilateral and 7 of Bilateral) lesions were completely resolved in 1, significantly reduced in 7 and did not reduce in 4 patients.Diagnosis by sono–mammography followed by constitutional treatment with homoeopathic medicines on holistic basis showed excellent response. It opens new vistas in the non–surgical, non–hormonal treatment of breast lesions.The period of treatment varied from case to case depending on the size, type and number of breast lesions. Read more…..
by Dr Ravi prakash singh
Medical Quotes & Jokes :
QUOTES OF HOMOEOPATHY:
"Our art requires no political lever, no worldly decorations in order to become something. It grows gradually, at first unrecognized, surrounded as it were by all manner of weeds which luxuriate around it, from an insignificant acorn to a sapling, soon its summit will overtop the rank weeds. Patience! It is striking deep its roots into the earth, it is increasing in strength imperceptibly but all the more surely and will in its own time grow into an oak of God, which no longer is shaken by storms, spreads out its branches into all regions that suffering mankind may be healed under its beneficent shade."
Dr. Samuel Hahneman, Father of Homoeopathy
“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Homeopathy did not merely seek to cure a disease but treated a disease as a sign of disorder of the whole human organism. This was also recognized in the Upanishad which spoke of human organs as combination of body mind and spirit. Homoeopathy would pay an important part in the Public Health of the country along with other systems. Medical facilities in India are so scanty that Homoeopathy can confidently visualize a vast field of expansion.
Dr. S. Radha Krishnan - Former President, Govt. of India
Humour in medicine:
Doctor, are you sure I'm suffering from pneumonia? I've heard once about a doctor treating someone with pneumonia and finally dying of typhus.
"Don't worry, it won't happen with me, if I treat someone with pneumonia he will die with pneumonia."
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Ref: Organizing Child Care Service, School of Continuing Education, IGNOU
Compiled by: Dr.Abhishes Saha, Senior Medical Officer (H), DISM & H
Remember the movie “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam” ? There is a Johnny Lever’s dialogue “London me to chote chote bachhe bhi English bolte hai”.
Yes, in Bengal, children learn Bengali; in Kerala, Malayalam; in most of North India Hindi and so on.
But interestingly, they use same language all over the world as long as they are infant; roughly, up to one year of age.
So, what is the name of that language?
Crying : From Birth to one month of age. (They do not forget it, even when grown up)
Cooing : From one month to 4-5 months of age. Cooing in a vowel like sound, particularly like ‘oooo….’, ‘aaaa….’, ‘iiii….’ Etc. When the infant coos, the people around him/her talk back by repeating the sound and by making some new sounds. In turn, the infant respond with more cooing. Such dialogues become more frequent with each passing day. This promotes the development of an emotional bond between caregiver and the infant. Later cooing improves, child practices consonant sounds like p, t, b, m, d by combining them with vowels , they produce sounds like ‘beee….’, ‘maaaaa’ etc.
Babbling : Between 6 to 10 months the infant begins to babble. He/She repeats syllables like ‘ma’, ‘da’, ‘ki’, ‘ne’ … over and over again and we hear sound like “dadada…” , “kikikiki….” , “mamama…” , It improves as time progresses. When the child babbles “mamama…” or “bababa…..” , the parents feels the child is saying ‘mama’ to mean mother and ‘baba’ to mean father. But these are not really words because children use it even in absence of mother and father. The infant’s utterance will become words only when he/she begins to use them consistently to refer to a particular object/person. Of course child still uses crying as way of expression.
The first Words: Sometimes around one year of age the child learns a vocabulary of 4 to 8 words. Now you can differentiate whether he/she is speaking Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam or of course.... English! (Probably you are in London)!
Compiled by:Dr. Sajneet Kaur, Medical Officer(H)
Cartoons/Drug Picture :
Drug Picture: Ignatia (by Dr.Amit, Intern, NHMC&H)
Know the limitations :
KNOW YOUR SCOPE
Dr. Smita Brahmachari, Senior Medical Officer (H), DISM & H
“The physician’s highest and only calling is to make the sick healthy, to cure, as it is called.”
“The highest ideal of cure is the rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health; that is, the lifting and annihilation of the disease in its entire extent in the shortest, most reliable, and least disadvantageous way, according to clearly realizable principles.”
Samuel Hahnemann, Organon of the Medical Art1, Aphorisms 1 and 2
These wise words are the opening of the Organon, Homoeopathy’s bible and the culmination of the life work of its founder, Samuel Hahnemann. Written 150 years ago, they speak volumes about the state of medicine today. In fact, the public at large and also the medical profession itself are becoming increasingly aware that modern medicine must come up with new means and new ideas for tackling chronic diseases. Despite undoubted progress being made over the past decades in crucial fields of medicine, despite the fact that we so often hear of new ‘major breakthroughs’ paving the way towards achieving a definitive cure for this or that disease, and despite the fact that our knowledge of the intimate mechanisms of the various diseases has increased enormously as a result of techniques of molecular biology, it has to be admitted that, as far as general practice and the vast majority of patients suffering from the chronic diseases are concerned which includes contamination of the environment by toxic agents, ever-growing numbers of diseases induced by increasingly potent drugs themselves, degenerative diseases to which errors of diet or life-style contribute, allergies, autoimmunity and immune deficiency, large numbers of neurological and psychiatric diseases, psychosomatic disorders, and tumors, the actual practical benefit of such knowledge is not exactly spectacular! Read more...
Clinical Tips :
Clinical tip is a comprehensive suggestion of a clinical condition which many physicians and practitioners over the years have seen results for.
1. It is a platform for beginners to learn new scientific techniques in homoeopathy.
2. It is a platform where homoeopaths use these handy clinical tips in their regular practice and study effectiveness of remedies.
3. It is a platform for students to build a solid base to be a successful practitioner in future.
Remember, a tip is not the whole iceberg! Use these tips as part of a totality of symptoms. Let them inspire further research. Using specifics (“take this for that”) in isolation may prove disappointing and can lead to suppression.
ACNE – CLINICAL TIPS
Acne is one of the most common clinical conditions presenting in Homoeopathic OPD’S. It is also one of the most stubborn ailments to manage. Acne occurs due to the inflammation of pilo sebaceous follicles. Age group of patients may vary from teenage to 25 years, rarely it may also occur till the age of 40.
Homoeopathic medicines have long proved their efficacy in treating Acne. Ideally a Homeopathic prescription for Acne should be made by Individualization and selection of similimum.Constitutional medicines like Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur etc , where indicated ,have proved to be successful in preventing recurrences. However in the absence of rare, uncommon, and peculiar symptoms the certain tips may come in handy in the treatment of Acne. Here are some remedies for Acne with their indications. Read more…..
Dr. Malay Kumar Ray M.O , DGDH Raghubir Nagar.
Dr Pawan Goel CMO, Ber Sarai.
Dr Mikhita B. Moon SMO , DGDH Sarai Rohilla.
Dr Paramjeet Kaur CMO, GGS Hospital , Raghubir Nagar.
Compiled by: Dr.Deepti Chawla, Chief Medical Officer (H), Directorate of Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy
In the next newsletter we will be discussing the clinical tips related to ”Bronchial Asthma “ Please feel free to send in your contributions.
Job opportunities :
Govt of Rajasthan : online registration for the post of homoeopoathic practitioners in Dr.sarvepalli Radhakrishnan rajasthan ayurvedic viswavidyalaya.
Starts from 2/8/2013,10.am onwards in the website www.dsrrau.org.
Paid through the chalan given in the website
PAYMENT during the two years probation period-Rs:16,800/-
ELIGIBILITY-BHMS degree from the certified colleges registered in state medical board+ knowledge of Hindi in Devnagiri and the knowledge about the culture of Rajasthan.
AGE-between 20-45 on 1st jan 2014
LAST DATE of registration- till 5/9/2013 upto 12am.
RULES OF SELECTION - 30% weightage for central govt,70% weightage for the marks obtained in academics
Public Service Commission Uttar Pradesh (UPPSC) Allahabad invites applications for the post: Homoeopathic Medical Officer
2013 August Advertisement from Public Service Commission Uttar Pradesh (UPPSC)
No. of Positions: 177
(1) A recognized degree in Homoeopathy the duration of study of which is not less than five years according to its syllabus or course. Or A recognized Diploma in Homoeopathy the duration of study of which is not less than four years according to its syllabus or course.
(2) The applicant should be duly registered with the Homoeopathy Medicine Board, Uttar Pradesh.
INR (PB-3) Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs.5400/-
How To Apply:
Applications to this job are to be filled online. Please follow the link given below to apply ( or visit original job details page)
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences invites application for the Post graduate Homoeopathy Entrance Courses in various Homoeopathy Medical Colleges of West Bengal including NIH (National Institute of Homoeopathy)