June 2010|Vol 7|Issue 6

June 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 6

 

Article
 
Anti-Haemorrhagics in Homoeopathy
 



 


Dr. Sujata Choudhury, M.D. (Hom.)
Senior Research Fellow
Drug Proving Unit
Dr. Abhin Chandra Homoeopathic medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneswar
Email- drsujatachoudhurymd@yahoo.com


    Some remedies have a general action upon the tendency to bleed and others are more specific for a precise anatomical localization. In many cases, homeopathy will aid the patient in recovering a good haemostatic balance. The treatment’s strategy depends on the correct clinical, biological or surgical diagnosis, as well as a precise homoeopathic diagnosis.

    Ammonium Carb:
    Haemorrhagic diathesis; fluid blood and degeneration of red blood-corpuscles; Nosebleed: when washing the face and hands in the morning, from left nostril; after eating.

    Arnica Montana:
    Conjunctival or retinal haemorrhage, with extravasation, from injuries or cough.

    Bovista:
    It produces a relaxation of the entire capillary system which, of course, favours haemorrhage. It is therefore useful in epistaxis and uterine haemorrhages. Farrington gives as characteristic that the flow occurs chiefly or only at night or early in the morning.

    Cantharis:
    Hematuria.

    Carbo veg:
    Haemorrhage from any mucous outlet; epistaxis in daily attacks, for weeks, worse from exertion; face pale before as well as after a haemorrhage; continuous passive haemorrhages; the skin is cold and bluish, pulse rapid and weak; the patient wants to be fanned.

    China officinalis:
    Disposition to haemorrhage from every orifice of the body, with ringing in ears, fainting, loss of sight, general coldness. Farrington says one can hardly do without Cinchona in haemorrhages.

    Crocus sativus:
    Haemorrhage from any part, blood black, viscid, clotted, forming into long black strings hanging from the bleeding surface.

    Crotalus horridus:
    Haemorrhagic diathesis; blood flows from eyes, ears, nose, and every orifice of the body; bloody sweat; Purpura haemorrhagica; comes on suddenly from all orifices, skin, nails, gums. Vicarious menstruation; in debilitated constitutions; prolonged metrorrhagia - dark, fluid, offensive; profound anaemia.

    Erigeron:
    Erigeron almost specific in all forms of haemorrhage. Exhausting attacks of haemorrhage at the menopause are often checked by Erigeron. After miscarriage it is also a great use, here the haemorrhage is bright red in color.

    Lachesis:
    Haemorrhagic diathesis; small wounds bleed easily and profusely; blood dark, non-coagulable.

    Hamamelis:
    It is adapted to venous haemorrhage from every orifice of the body; nose, lungs, bowels, uterus, bladder. Venous congestion: passive, of skin and mucous membranes; phlebitis, varicose veins; ulcers, varicose, with stinging, pricking pain. Haemorrhage: profuse, dark, grumous, from ulceration of bowels; uterine, active or passive; after a fall or rough riding; vicarious menstruation; no mental anxiety. Nosebleed: flow passive, long-lasting, blood non-coagulable; profuse >> headache; idiopathic, traumatic, vicarious, of childhood. Haemoptysis: tickling cough, with taste of blood or sulphur; venous, without effort or coughing; sometimes monthly, for years. Profuse discharges, which stimulate a haemorrhage, and form a drain upon system as severe as loss of blood. Haemorrhoids: bleeding profusely; with burning, soreness, fullness, heaviness; as if back would break; urging to stool; bluish color; anus feels sore and raw; after haemorrhage from piles, prostration out of all proportion to amount of blood lost. Menses: flow, dark and profuse; with soreness in abdomen; after a blow on ovary, or a fall; all suffering < at menstrual period. Uterine haemorrhage active or passive; from jolting while riding over rough roads; bearing down pain in back. Dr. Dyce Brown considers Hamamelis one of the best remedies for uterine haemorrhages generally and clinical experience has abundantly verified its use, not only here, but in haemorrhages from any part of the body.

    Kreosote:
    Haemorrhage diathesis; small wounds bleed freely; flow passive, in epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematuria; in typhoid, followed by great prostration; dark, oozing, after the extraction of a tooth.

    Millefolium:
    Haemorrhages: painless, without fever; bright red, fluid blood; from lungs, bronchi, larynx, mouth, nose, stomach, bladder, rectum, uterus; of mechanical origin; of wounds. Wounds which bleed profusely, especially after a fall. Haemoptysis: after injury; in incipient phthisis; in haemorrhoidal patients; from a ruptured blood vessel.

    Phosphorus:
    Haemorrhage diathesis; small wounds bleed profusely; from every mucous outlet. Haemorrhage: frequent and profuse, pouring out freely and then ceasing for a time; metrorrhagia, in cancer; haemoptysis, vicarious, from nose, stomach, anus, urethra, in amenorrhoea.

    Secale cor.:
    Haemorrhagic diathesis; the slightest wound causes bleeding for weeks; discharge of sanious liquid blood with a strong tendency to putrescence; tingling in the limbs and great debility, especially when the weakness is not caused by previous loss of fluids.

    Terebinth:
    Haematuria: blood thoroughly mixed with the urine; sediment, like coffee-grounds; cloudy, smoky, albuminous; profuse, dark or black, painless. Congestion and inflammation of viscera; kidneys, bladder, lungs, intestines, uterus; with haemorrhage, and malignant tendency. Purpura haemorrhagica; fresh ecchymoses in great numbers from day to day. Haemorrhages; from bowels, with ulceration; passive, dark with ulceration or epithelial degeneration.

    Trillium pendulum:
    Haemorrhage: copious, both active and passive, usually bright red; from nose, lungs, kidneys and uterus; tendency to putrescence of fluids. Epistaxis; profuse, passive, bright red. Bleeding from cavity after extraction of a tooth. Menses: profuse, every two weeks, lasting a week or longer; after over-exertion or too long a ride. Flooding, with fainting. Menorrhagia: flow, profuse, gushing, bright red; at least movement; from displaced uterus; at the climacteric; every two weeks, dark, clotted. Haemoptysis: incipient phthisis, with bloody sputa; in advanced stages with copious, purulent expectoration and troublesome cough. Profuse uterine haemorrhage at climacteric; flow every two weeks; pale, faint, dim sight, palpitation, obstruction and noise in ears; painful sinking at pit of stomach. Dr. Hale and Dr. Burt believe that it excels Sabina, Secale and Hamamelis. Cartier advises its use in nosebleed.

    References:
    1. Dewey W. A., “Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics”, Low priced edition – 2002, Published by B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, Pp. 203-206.

    2. Allen H. C., “Keynotes and Characteristics with Comparisons of some of the leading remedies of the Materia Medica with Nosodes”, Reprint edition – 1994, Published by B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi.