First and foremost, I would like to cast some light upon the disease ‘Pernicious Anemia’. How does it come in to existence? Actually, there are many kinds of anemia; among them the pernicious anemia is the most dangerous and so obstinate that never comes into trapping even through many attempts of the investigations. It comes in to existence very steadily and goes from strength to strength to its victim like a cunning lizard.
Gradually, it develops and cast its adverse effects upon human body leading it towards malignancy. This state of malignancy, in which pernicious anemia converts in to Addison’s disease, is highly destructive and fatal. There are no chances to survive for its patient because the main-functioning parts of the body like kidney, liver, spleen and so on begin to decline and destroy.
In fact, Addison’s disease is nothing but merely a severe stage of pernicious anemia on which Sr. Thomas Addison, a well-known doctor and scientist, made research and investigations, hence it was known by the name of Addison’s disease. It is a disease in which there is a progressive destruction of the supra-renal cortex.
The case, I am going to describe here belongs to a child, who was left aside the outer of my clinic in his infancy, whom I owned and brought up later on. It is neither an interesting nor a fictitious story but a reality, a healthy subject for the wise homoeopaths to exercise their mind more seriously, but before telling anything else, I would like to warn the readers as well as the newcomers and trainees in this field not to manage even a single medicine without consulting a qualified or an experienced homoeopath in such a serious case, otherwise, it may, likely to cause a serious injury. That’s why; the homoeopathic treatment completely depends upon the symptomatic features of the patient and those should also be tallied with that of the medicine.
Case history of the child:
Early morning of 21st July 1999, I got an infant hardly of a day or two, wrapped in a cloth, lying outside my clinic that had been suffering from various diseases such as hydrocephalus, marasmus, rickets having a plum-shaped abscess on its backbone just above and between both the buttocks since birth. It was, in fact, an abnormal issue that appeared to be just like a skeleton of a lifeless infant. Its sun-set like eyes, large scalp, shaking head one side to another, cold physical structure, low and thin voice, constant diarrhoea with whitish and watery motions all these symptoms were too strong to prognosticate that it was very near to death and soon would die within a day or two.
Hence, I began to observe the nature of all the diseases strongly entangled with the sufferer and then intended to manage homoeopathic medicine tallying the physical and mental symptoms of the infant with the medicine. Though the symptoms were strongly tallied with that of sulphur, but avoided watching a poor vitality of the infant.
The next selected remedy was Heper Sulphur that was given to the infant in 3x potency on 21st of July 1999, three times a day in a very little quantity being afraid of lest it might aggravate the severity of the disease. But the next day I got a miraculous result that the abscess on its backbone burst with an effect of the Heper Sulphur, I continued that medicine for two days more. The forthcoming results were also nice. The whitish and watery motions were almost stopped.
The infant that was taking no feed began to suck the nipple of the milk-bottle. Three days later i.e. since morning of 24th I managed calcarea phos. 3x three times a day just for one week, which lessened so many troubles of the infant concerning hydrocephalus, marasmus and the rickets, but thin pus yellowish sometimes, bloody secreting from the abscess remained in its former state. Therefore, on 31st July 1999, one tablet (equal to 1 grain) of Silicea 200x dissolving in a teaspoonful hot water was given and afterwards no medicine was given for one week. I got a fair result of this medicine that the pus discharging from the abscess was too much controlled and the swelling nearby the affected area was also diminished. Now the infant was looking active and much improved since 7th August 1999, the patient was given ¼ tablet of calcarea hypophos. 3x, four times a day to the next week. And then, one tablet of Silicea 200x was given once again deciding to wait for, more than one week.
Thus in the duration of one month i.e. from 21st July to August 21, 1999, all these medicines proved like a boon to the infantile physic. Now it soon came into action, throwing its tightly, closed fists and legs all around. It was, of course, a magical changed I noticed at first time during my long-termed practice.
Then, I determined to select a single remedy that might be the most powerful to root out all the ill effects of hydrocephalus, rickets and marasmus, which had, ever, been of the most prominent nature in their previous stage. Therefore, after a deep thinking, I found calcarea phos. 3x better then other ones. It was, in all views, suitable to the infant so I decided to give this remedy singly by a long time.
It is the most remarkable thing to tell you that all the disastrous symptoms of the patient had been much diminished, so I gave no other medicine for one week and continued three doses of Calcarea Phos.3x daily with lukewarm water. Meanwhile, the infant got feverish, so I gave this medicine on alternation of every two hours with Ferrum Phos. 6x and after getting rid of the fever, I continued Calcarea Phos, singly, as usual only two times a day.
In the beginning of third month stopping Calcarea Phos, Iodum 30 was given up to a first half of the month daily and then on the alternate day to the end of the month. It also left some good results on patient’s body. During the whole month no other remedy followed Iodum. By the end of October 1999, the infant coming out of the infantile age appeared to be a good-looking child above the age of six-month. After the treatment almost for three months, I gave him a long escape from the medicines.
Actually, I wanted to read that how long the medicines those have been given, would be effective on the baby. In that duration, while no medicine was given, the child remained physically fit at least by the age of six months. He gained a normal physic and growth. No body could say that he (the child) had ever been too serious in his infantile age. In the starting of the ninth month of his age, he got diarrheic again owing to teething. I gave him many a medicine, but they resulted nothing. All my efforts were failed.
On the other hand, constant diarrhea in a large quantity had weakened the child too much. His eyes were half-open all the time specially while sleeping. He had been extremely dehydrated due to short of water in the body. Ultimately, the child reached a severe stage of prostration and progressive anemia, because of uncontrolled diarrhea. At first time, I felt myself despaired and helpless as I had never felt so. Though, I was quite hopeless, in spite of it, I concentrated all my attention at my child’s activities.
I noticed that he appeared to be dead having no movement, no cry but restlessness followed with a strong desire for water. Last symptom I found was enough to select the medicine and that was Arsenic album. I gave its 30 potency with a great confidence and got a favorable result. Next dose was given just after 24 hours. Both the two doses proved like the nectar to my child those brought him back to the life. Therefore, I again suspended the medicine for a week and waited for the need of its repetition.
Just after a week the child became diarrheic again, but this time there were neither plenty of motions nor strongly enforced. He got fainted, tottered and unable to get up with out a support. How happened it all was out the approach of our mind. Gradually, his appetite diminished and stomach came out of the capacity. I being frightened consulted some of well-known allopathic physician nearby. But none of them could satisfy me. Then I carried out all the check-ups and investigations and I found lymphocytes abnormal i.e. more than a hundred and hemoglobin 4.6 gm/dl only. Besides it, Hematological, Direct Coomb’s test, Abnormal Hemoglobin Chromatographic (relating to Thalassemia) tests were made, resulted disfavourable reports. I was much worried, tensed and unable to decide what to do! So I got diarrheic under influence of these disfavourable circumstances. Anyhow, I balanced my mental state and came out in search of any positive solution. I went, with all the reports of my child, door to door like a beggar but every door of the doctor’s clinic had been shut down for me. No doctor could give me a sincere advice. Now, it was my own struggle, which I had to face it alone.
Therefore, I carried on watching all the symptoms of my child’s disease and got down into the depth of the study. In the duration of my study, I came across with the doctrines of many a wise doctor and learnt too much from them. My lost enthusiasm came back to me and I stood erect putting my scratches aside, because they were not needed at all.
Wise readers! My senior and venerable doctors! In the presence of you I have got an opportunity to pay my heartiest thankfulness to homoeopathy and its father St. Samuel Frederick Hahnemann, whose blessings brought my son’s life back. I am proud of Homoeopathy, I am proud of its devotees and research scholars, who are, setting their own happiness aside, busy in servicing the Mankind.
There is no need to say that Bacillinum is the very remedy that gave a new life to my son. During my investigations I considered this case as that of the pernicious anemia, which had been changed into Addison’s disease later on about that we have discussed above a lot. We, generally, use a single remedy followed by none or moreover by placebo but I had to give Bacillinum1m followed by calcarea phos 6x once in a week and two months later it was being given only once in a fortnight.
Thus, less than 20 doses of Bacillinum 1m, completely, cured my child. At present, that very child is quite fit physically and mentally. Now he is 5 years old and reading in upper KG. Class. In his previous class he got top-position. I think, all it is due to Bacillinum that proved a boon to my son’s life. I don’t want to challenge any particular disease, but it is sure, if a homoeopath were very serious towards the symptomatic study of the remedy and the patient, would definitely get success otherwise not.
Director, Surya Nature-Cure, Kichha (Uttaranchal)