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This is a personal first hand family experience of knee pain and its relief with Natrum Phos CM in a single dose. My wife is a tennis and yoga coach. Last week while playing tennis on a hard court she complained of pain on both her knees. She normally plays on clay courts, but as they were not available she had to play on hard court.

She is a firm believer in homeopathy and we have brought up our children on this system of medicine, not only that, our four grandchildren are also growing up under the umbrella of homeopathy. She is not a qualified homeopath but has gained a lot of knowledge on the subject. She has helped her student and friends with acute cases, especially where sports injuries were concerned.

One of her favorite books is “ Sports injuries and Homeopathy” by Dr Subotenic and, of course, the all time classic, “Boericke's Materia medica.”

Her knee pain started troubling her and she started using knee bands on both knees. This seemed to help but not for long. There was swelling and nagging pain. It became a problem as it could not be relieved with rest. The pain would be felt more if either she got up from a chair or while trying to sit on one. Her morning swimming session with aqua therapy also was of not much help. She would feel better while sitting in Jacuzzi and we found in Boericke's “Extremities: Knee, stiff and painful. Hot swelling of feet, joints red swollen and hot, with stitches and tearing and worse on least movement.”

Further, she is a very thirsty person and drinks large amount of water night and day. I suggested to take BRY 30 in liquid doses. She took it for a couple of days, but improvement was not marked and her complaint continued. I was contemplating now to get her on Rhus Tox and waited a day more, but the condition remained the same. Following day she told me with excitement that her pain had vanished. I told her that Bryonia had finally worked and she said no, your medicine did not do well. But what I took changed the situation in 45 minutes by the clock.
It was amazing to see her symptoms vanish in that short period of time. She added that after taking single dose of Natrum phos CM she was unable to keep on her knee bands, as it started to feel uncomfortable with its pressure. She further added that during this time she felt as if there was uncoiling of the muscles and the pain was easing off and in that short span her painful symptoms were gone.

She says that some where she had read about Natrum phoshoricum for knee pain and her gut feeling told her that it was the right medicine. I have no explanation as to why Natrum phos in the high CM dose worked miraculously, but it did work. I am scratching my head on this. One thing is certain that if symptoms match homeopathy can work wonders. We have to keep brushing up on our art, it remains an on going process. We all learn by our failures and successes. 


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Comment by Dr. Wequar Ali Khan on October 12, 2011 at 11:31am
Dr Rajneesh,thank you for your appreciation, we all learn from each others experiences. I have always respected your inputs on HWC. Best wishes.
Comment by Dr Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD(Hom) on October 12, 2011 at 11:05am
very educational experience... thanks.
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on September 19, 2011 at 12:43am
Thanks for sharing this experience. Potency selection is always difficult for me, especially when i have various potencies of the drug i am going to prescribe!!! On several emergency sutuations I have given the available potency, just to try the luck. The result is often variable. As you said, we all learn from our failures and successes. I had a horrible case of warts failed to respond to the indicated drgs. Finally, after discussing the case with my friend, he suggested me to give Causticum 10 M, one dose. The responce was wonderful. So I feel, we should not stick to one particular potency, just like weconsider several remedies for the case, we should consider various potencies.

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