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Toxicity symptoms of Arsenic

Dermatitis
RTI
Muscle Aches- headaches, weakness, drowsy, confused
Convulsions - neuropathy
Increased skin, lung ; liver cancers

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What does Arsenic antagonise?

Sulfur & Selenium
Increased need for Vit E

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Common Name for Citrullus colocynthis?

Bitter Apple or Wild Gourd

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Colocynthis used for?

Spasmodic, cramping pain after "anger is swallowed"

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Who is the founding father of homeopathy?

Samuel Hahnemann

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What is Primary action?

The action of medicine on the body (medicine fixing the body, eventually body getting dependent on the substance)

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What is secondary action?

The organism’s response – working with the body/organism’s response , and providing treatment/remedies to work with the organism/vital force to aid the process of healing.

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What is meant by sensitivity?

how strong our reaction to a particular substance/stimulus is
Eg – size of dose, potency, frequency, strength of reaction

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What is meant by susceptibility?

The what. identifies the ‘factor’ to which we are reacting to
Eg – causations, genetics, predisposition of a person, certain medicines/treatments, modifying factors etc

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What is meant by the principle of minimum dose?

The goal of a homoeopath is to use least number of medicines, smallest amount and fewest repetitions necessary to restore health.

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What is client hypersensitivity?

Quick and rapid and heightened reactions produced to various stimuli.

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What is client hyposensitivity?

Slow and sluggish physical and mental reactions to various stimuli.

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What dose for hypersensitive Pt?

Low potencies, smaller doses and less repetition for clients with high sensitivity.

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What dose for hyposensitive PT?

High potencies, large doses and frequent repetitions for clients with low sensitivity.

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Egs of homeopathic aggravations?

A primary action with temporary increase in similar symptoms

OR – A hypersensitive patient who will require lower potencies.

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Principle of single medicines?

Principle to prescribe single remedy prescription, also called classical homoeopathy.

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What is complex prescribing and when/how is it used?

involves use of more than one remedies.
· Usually used in low potencies – formulas and complexes
· Disease based
· Combine homoeopathy with nutritional or herbal formulas.

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What is hormesis phenomenon?

Dose: potency relationship is biphasic – low doses stimulate and high doses inhibit/aggravate/toxic.

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What is
A) Low potency scales
B) Low to moderate pot. scales
C) High Potencies
??

Low = 3C, 6C, 12C
Low to Moderate = 30C, 200C
High = above 200C

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Therapeutic Guidelines for Acute prescribing?

· Acute remedies are usually prescribed for acute problems or acute exacerbations of chronic problems.
· Acute conditions require frequent repetitions, and frequency of these repetitions needs to be judged based on the intensity of signs and symptoms.
· Higher potencies are prescribed in high intensity of signs and symptoms.

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Constitutional medicine

Mental and physical attributes of a patient in an healthy state.

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Fundamental prescribing?

mental and physical symptoms experienced by a patient during an illness

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Lesional prescribing?

symptoms and characteristics of disease

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Organopathy prescribing?

prescribing is based on organ similarity rather than symptom similarity. Used for supporting a specific organ

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Aetiological prescribing?

prescribing based on the aetiology/causation of the disease rather than on the presenting symptoms

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Isopathy

Medicine made from same disease causing agent

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Tautopathy

potentized medicine from a drug/toxin. Eg – side effects of a particular pharmaceutical drug or toxin effects etc

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What does Aphorism 153 mean?

Individualised medicine.
Striking, characteristic, odd, unusual signs/symptoms should be kept in view and matched with a similar medicine exhibiting similar signs/symptoms to be prescribed to that individual. Whereas, common signs/symptoms of a disease deserve less attention unless really characteristic/important.

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What does PQRS mean?

Peculiar, queer, rare, striking/strange. These are important in homoeopathic prescribing

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What are LSMC symptoms?

Location, sensation, modality and concomitant (accompanying features) LSMC together makes a complete symptom