A Carcinoma is a challenge
to the medical fraternity. Every system of Medicine has its
own merits in approaching this killing disease. Even though
the scope is limited, homoeopathy could serve some extend beyond
in some cases in prevention, and successful palliation. Dr.R.Gnanasambandam
presents an article on cancer with scientific understanding
Cancer is a widely spoken dreadful disease which frightens the
human community to probe every illness with a suspicion. The
cellular pathology basically involves and the research, treatment
is focused on destroying the cancer cells by chemotherapy, radiotherapy
and surgery. Of course the treatment involves prevention, palliation
and cure. The cellular changes surprisingly correspond to the
Hahnemann's three miasms. We hold different types of prescription
and adopt it to variety of ailments. Miasmatic understanding
could enable a physician to be more successful in treating a
number of dysplasia cases hopefully.
Morbidity of Cancer
Cancer is the term given to a large group of diseases that vary
in type and location. It is the result of a continuous, abnormal
and relatively autonomous cell proliferation, which is due to
the permanent alteration of some cells.
A cell is the structural and functional unit of the body, is
altered initially by both external and internal factors. The
morbidity in the cell begins as an exogenous cause by the physical,
chemical and infections, metabolic injuries and genetic predisposition
serves as an endogenous cause. Among the physical cause radiation
has more disposition in the causative factor, chemically the
drugs, smoking and nutritional inhibitors alters the cell pathology.
Infections and infestations also alter the cell function. Internally
the metabolic changes by the nutritive process, hormonal indulgence
plays an important role in inhibiting the cellular pathology
and finally the genetic coding has more influence in the harmony
of the cell.
Basically the cell is sensitized and the message is transferred
to the neural centers. The changes in the nervous system are
well connected to the immune and endocrine systems and being
regulated by the brain. These systems are connected themselves
and as well as the Vital force. Reciprocally any central disturbance
could sensitize a cell by taking path through the “Psyche
of an individual”.
When the body loss control over a cell's reproduction capacity,
the cell continues to divide and multiply abnormally, proliferate
until a detectable lump or tumor develops. A malignant tumor
undergoes degeneration, desquamation and breaks off and travel
through the blood lymph system to other parts of the body, resulting
in a secondary tumor, or metastasis.
Cellular pathology and Homoeopathy
Surprisingly explanation of cell sensitization, proliferation
and degeneration corresponds to Hahnemann's three miasms of
chronic diseases “Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis”.
The emergence of cellular pathology and the disturbances can
be explained in relation with miasms.
In short the “Psoric manifestations are the cell
sensitization, Sycotic manifestations are Proliferation and
the Syphilitic manifestations are nothing but the degeneration”.
Hahnemann published Chronic Diseases in 1828, after twelve years
of his experiment; he brought to the world “Theory of
miasm”. Miasm is understood to be a derangement of the
vital force that predates and is more fundamental than the current
illness of the patient. The nerve is affected by the miasm,
communicated almost instantly to the whole vital force, in an
invisible dynamic manner. Hahnemann experimented and identified
these three basic predisposing pathologies. He accepted the
possibility of co-existence of two or even three at a time in
the same patient overlapping each other. He insisted that the
physician needs to recognize and handle them adequately. In
"the true natural chronic diseases are those that arise
from a chronic miasm , when left to themselves, improper treatment,
go on to increase, growing worse and torment the patient to
the end of his life……….."
He also insists miasmatic understanding in Aphorism 5 and 206,
Cancer not comes under a single miasm, it's a Trimiasmatic.
At the first stage there is only deficiency in the cell physiology
begins in the nutritive processes which leads to functional
changes, so that psoric stage is maintained, can be treated
with antipsoric remedy like Sulphur, Psorinum, Calc.carb, Lyco,
Petroleum, Graphites. Here the role is preventive and curative.
When crosses the first level pathological changes express the
sycotic miasm producing proliferative changes in the body; cauliflower-like
growth, its mostly benign in nature, fibroids, warts comes under
sycotic. This can be treated with antisycotic remedies like
Thuja, Medorrhinium, Causticum, Conium, Staphysagria, Radium
brom, Nat sulph, Iodum. Here the scope of Homoeopathy is curative,
The syphilitic miasm causes degenerative changes, Ulcerative,
fungating growth makes the cell to destruct and causes excessive
bleeding, can be treated with antisyphilitic remedies like Merc
sol, Syphilinum, Carcinosin, Aurum.met, Fluoric acid, Nitric
acid is preferable. Here the role in the treatment is purely
palliative and avocation of precious day in a victim.
Miasmatic Evaluation and its importance
Miasmatic study in a patient is a difficult task to everyone,
complexity of symptoms gives suspicion on classification. It
could be an easier task if we classify them with knowledge of
anatomy, physiology and pathology, the scientific understanding
of miasm will be clear. The symptom pictures are present within
the constitution of the individual that indicate the homoeopaths
to detect miasmic layers are dormant, latent and active. Etiology
points to the symptoms and the symptoms point to the etiology.
Assess the totality of the symptoms in accordance with the development
of diseases. Background of the case to know the miasmatic influences
- the past history, family history. Current Clinical manifestations
of the disease - Location, sensation, modalities and concomitant
with present Psychic essence of the patient.
We adopt different types of prescription, when a case fails
to respond we step to remove the blocks in a patient. It is
an usual advice from the clinicians that when the most simililmum
or a constitutional selected remedy fails to work always choose
an anti miasmatic remedy, because it has centrifugal action.
The remedy will bring the suppression of past and present .It
covers the psychic essence of case - Insomnia, Suspicious, Jealous
etc. It helps in deciding the curability of the case and quick
relief to the patient with reversibility of the pathology.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue
A fifty four years old female consulted for her squamous cell
carcinoma of the tongue after surgery. The wound was ulcerated
with bleeding spots. She had severe pain that radiated to the
left ears and more intense during night. The totality, biopsy
report and ulceration gave a clear picture that the patient
was on syphilitic state. An Antisyphilitic remedy was searched,
Acid Nitric was selected, and 200th potency was repeated three
days, every month. When the indurations were recovered, she
was in sycotic state, so Thuja IM was prescribed every month.
After a year the further biopsy study aroused suspicion on the
histopatholgical Study (Refer the Plate I), Second opinion also
sought (Refer the Plate II). The patient is well, continuing
treatment without any further induration, metastasis and other
complications for past 16 years.
Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
A seventy two years old male from Malaysia consulted for Adenocarcinoma
of the Prostate (Refer the Plate III). He presented difficulty
in micturation with burning < at the close of urination.
He also had warty granulations around the neck and face. With
the active miasm, Thuja IM was prescribed on the sycotic miasmatic
background, which changed the histopathological study within
three months as simple enlargement with inflammation. (Refer
the Plate IV). He continued the medication for three years and
skipped. In 2002 he came and reported for repetition of the
Miasmatic understanding in every case would be an encouragement
to every physician and always inspire that the right key to
probe every chronic ailment. The cases with irreversible pathology
like tumors, cancerous growths would enlighten with evidence