Dr. Jyothi Vijaykumar is a leading academician
and clinician having 10 years experience, is interested in clinical
provings. She is a lecturer in the department of Homoeopathic
Materia Medica at A. M. Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College,
Belgaum. Here she present two cases treated with fraxinus Americanus
and with a suitable constitutional drug.
Uterine Fibroids are the innocent growths
arise in the myometrium; commonly occur in 10% of all gynaecological
patients, after 35 yrs. In my experience, maximum number of
cases of uterine fibroids presented with menstrual disturbances
like Polymennorrhea, Metorrhagia, and Menorrhagia. Patients
are anxious, fearful and in most of the cases, they try to avoid
surgery. Most of the patients were advised to undergo hysterectomy
and few numbers they themselves want to go for hysterectomy
because of the haemorrhage. Homoeopathy plays an important role
not only removing the symptoms but also reducing the uterine
“To cut them out doesn’t cure
them, cutting them out removes the effect of the disease, but
doesn’t remove the disease itself. It is like cutting
off the tops of weeds they grow again, either at the same place
or in another place. Months of careful treatment is required
for their cure. When thus cured is cured.”-Kent.
Initially for menstrual disturbances Fraxinus
Americana Q works out miraculously, it works like a pessary
for uterine bleeding due to fibroids. Once the bleeding comes
under control patient is asked to taper down the tincture followed
by Constitutional medicine.
Homoeopathic Indications of Fraxinus Americana Q
Enlarged uterus with fibroids,
bearing down sensation and cramping pain in
feet mostly in afternoon and night.
Watery, non-irritating leucorrhoea or consequential
Dr.J.N.Singhal- 10 to 15 drops “Q”
at bed times. Dr. W Boericke MD - recommends 10 to 15 drops.
“Q” three times a day.
A lady aged 51 years presented with profuse
bleeding followed by menses, remaining for more than a week.
She had attained her menopause but suddenly started with bleeding
She came with her Ultrasonogram of two fibroids one in anterior
myometrium measuring 2X1.7cms and another in the posterior myometrium
measuring 1.4X1.2cms. (Plate I)Her complete case was taken she
even had fungal infection of nails, has a habit of working in
water in water for longer time, continuously washing her hands
in water repeatedly. And meanwhile Fraxinus Americana Q 15 drops
three times a day was prescribed. She came after 3 days with
no trace of bleeding.
Finally considering the totality Sepia and Nat Mur were coming
closer. Finally Sepia 200 single dose was prescribed followed
by placebo. Then onwards no bleeding at all. Repeat USG was
done report shows uterus without fibroids.( PlateII)
Another female aged 46 years
presented with complaints of bleeding even after 7 days of her
menstrual cycle. Her USG reported uterine fibroid measuring
14mmX9mm in anterior myometrium.(plateIII) Initially Fraxinus
Americana Q 15 drops 3 times day in half glass of water started.
She had complaints of headache, acidity before
menses, flatulency of lower abdomen with desire for sweet, sour,
increased frequency of micturation before menses. Flatulency
especially in the afternoon after meals till night. Considering
all these symptoms Lycopodium 200/1 dose prescribed with the
advice to taper down Fraxinus Americana Q once the bleeding
stops. Later followed by placebo, doses of Lycopodium 200 and
Bryonia 30/200 in between for her acute complaints. Finally
the USG shows no convincing fibroid.(Plate IV)
Fraxinus Americana Q can be a similimum which
gives quick result, however a constitutional remedy cures in
a dynamic way and root it out. Mother tinctures always helpful
and save a life of a patient such as cancer, tumours and emergencies
, but it should be based on similimum and complementary to the
constitutional medicine . To day the modern trend on surgery
can be replaced by Homoeopathy. If suitable approach is there
rapid cure can be obtained from the patients.