Creating Waves of Awareness
A girl aged 16 consulted me along with her father, for the management of her acute upper respiratory infection. While doing the general physical examination, I noticed clubbing of nails (Image -A). After taking the history and doing the clinical examination, I could rule out major causes for clubbing (COPD,…Continue
Normally, when a patient comes to us, first we take the case, and then do the clinical examination, one after the other. But there are certain situations wherein we must do the clinical examination first, especially local examination, and then decide whether to take the case or refer to a higher…Continue
This is one incident I came across last month:
A poor man, aged 50, a case of lumbo-sacral pain consulted me. Initially, he had consulted one general practitioner who referred the man to an orthopedic surgeon. Day by day, the man's pain was getting worse, even after taking the medicines given by the surgeon. The patient again visited the orthopedist:
Patient: “Doctor, my pain is…Continue
“I am under the care of Homoeo since 40 to 50 years. I hate English medicines. Last month, some ladies from government came to my home and gave some colored medicines. When they went back, I discarded it. I can’t tolerate English medicine. First I started Homeo from Menon doctor, then…Continue
I would like to show you the skin stretch test that helps in the diagnosis of fungal infections like Tinea Versicolor (Pityriasis vers). This test is found negative in other skin lesions. For example: Pityriasis alba, leucoderma, birth marks, scars, etc.
Procedure: keep two fingers one either sides of the…Continue
I am very glad to see so many HWC members during the HMAI conference held at Kolkata, India. Most of them presented papers during the seminar. I Hope to see the other members during the forthcoming conferences.Continue
Image courtesy UCAR (isgtw.org)
(Paper presented at LIGA 2011, New Delhi)
Mrs K had vague complaints such as pains and weakness after an emotional shock, and she was taken immediately to their family physician. The physician after knowing the fact that there are no obvious reasons, injected one medicine, and she felt better immediately. The injection he had given was nothing but normal saline. This kind of injections may not be given by the majority of physicians, but a few physicians who are intelligent enough to diagnose the real cause often use the same for…Continue
As per the reports from various News channels, many modern medical institutions in Kerala conducted unethical clinical trials in the form of free…Continue
When patients' relatives attack the doctors, usually we expect a strike from the doctors. To a certain extent it is reasonable provided the strike doesn’t affect the patients. But one report in today’s regional newspaper really surprised me.
The other day, one psychiatric patient slapped the doctor at a mental hospital in…Continue
Free Surgery or Free Butchery?
After the year 2020, it will be very difficult to find the organs like uterus, ovaries, thyroid, mammary glands, etc. in the middle aged women among the below poverty level (BPL)…Continue
Considering the increased incidence of epidemic fevers in the State, the lawyers and staff of The Kerala High Court took Homoeopathic preventive medicine supplied by the District Homoeopathic Hospital, run by the Department of Homoeopathy, Government of Kerala. The program was arranged by the…Continue
An old woman, aged 80 years, was brought to me by her daughter-in-law. The presenting complaints include constipation, heaviness of head, loss of appetite, and loss of interest to talk with others. As per the daughter-in-law, all complaints started when she was taken to a doctor for a general checkup. He did not…Continue
As per the report given in today’s Mathrubhoomi (Leading newspaper of Kerala), all members of the Assembly have taken Homeopathic preventive medicine for the prevention of epidemic fevers. Mr G Karthikeyan, honorable Speaker of the Assembly said that they do not want empty chairs, that is why…Continue
We have enough space to move around, to play our favorite games, to dump our wastes and pollutants. We also have enough money to make weapons and fight each other over silly reasons. We also have money to make huge buildings…Continue
What forced me to write this post is the picture of a doctor taking the case, which I happened to see yesterday. I could notice one video camera on his table in place of stethoscope. I felt as if the camera replaced the stethoscope.
What could be the reason for this change? It is due to our…Continue
Mr G, 46, consulted me for the treatment of breathlessness at night. He gets the breathless feeling while sleeping; hence his sleep was very much disturbed. He often wakes up suddenly from the sleep for want of…Continue
The other day, I had a conversation with a young Homeopathic doctor who is about to start his practice. He told me that Homeopathy is not so popular in his area; hence it will be difficult for him to survive.
My reply was:
It does not matter where you practice,…Continue