Creating Waves of Awareness
One of my patients was suffering for the last year with a sensation as if some fluid or water is inside his pectoral muscles. There was no pain or any other sign of inflammation as such, but, whenever he touches that particular part, he felt that there is something deep inside irritating him. There was no history of trauma or any injury. I took his totality and prescribed accordingly, but I failed. I took the case once again and after repertorisation using Kent's Repertory prescribed him another remedy, but again in vain. After repeatedly trying and waiting for the results for around 2 months, I became prejudiced that there is nothing I can do and accepted my failure.
A fortnight back while reading Rheum from Dr. Adolph Lippe's Keynotes, I struck upon a line where he said that Rheum is the only remedy that has a bubbling sensation "as from small bubbles" in the muscles and joints. Because of my ignorance and limited knowledge I never tried this remedy based upon such a symptom.
So, I gave Rheum 200 - 1 single dose to this patient and to my surprise when he came back for a follow up today after 10 days, he said that when he woke up the next morning after taking that Rheum dose, he felt more energetic and since that day there is no feeling of that fluid or water inside his pectoral muscle. He even told that since that day he is not only physically active but sexually as well.
Even though I hardly prescribe on a single symptom this case proves that we can't ignore the peculiar, queer, rare and striking keynote of a remedy.
Also, it is we (homoeopath) who fails to cure a patient because of ignorance and not homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is a complete science but one will have to study it thoroughly in order to give the satisfactory results.
* It is the first follow-up, will keep you updated about this case.
* If someone has observed the increase in sexual desire after giving Rheum, just let me know.