#3 – Successful Case Management
Beyond Classical Homeopathy
This section will introduce a few examples of how cases can be successfully managed with or without the use of classical homeopathy or when the last is greatly enhanced with removal of blocks and obstacles.
In the author’s practice, these examples count in hundreds. The next three cases were chosen based on their close association as pathological entities.
In many (100%) of the cases, long-term follow-up has proven that this diagnostic-therapeutic system does not produce suppression or shifting of pathologies. Years of follow-up proved just the opposite: these patients, with the help of periodic maintenance, have remained in superior health and avoided progression to degenerative diseases.
These results are clearly superior to classical homeopathy alone or any other specialty. Certainly, patients’ cooperation is very important but this cooperation in the majority can be gained and sustained only when the assessment of the roots of their problems is accurate and convincing, while the results that follow are positive and rewarding.
A case of severe Fibromyalgia
A man in his seventies presented with severe fibromyalgia and excruciating musculoskeletal pains for over a year. In spite of taking anti-inflammatory agents prescribed by his rheumatologists, he was unable to sleep, move or sit because of the pain. Alternative therapies did not help. Other debilitating complaint included severe fatigue.
General appearance in the office: unable to get off a chair or walk on his own due to the agony of pain.
Bio-resonance testing: several toxicological and infectious agents residing in the musculoskeletal system and key immune organs. Severe exhaustion of endocrine system.
Treated with homeopathic isodes followed by the organ sarcodal and glandular support.
A positive response, at least 50% improvement, was immediate and the whole case progressed very rapidly.
Only in several visits, the patient has completely regained his lifestyle and engaged in athletic activities. Abnormal rheumatological blood tests became normal.
Classical homeopathic prescribing was unnecessary.
A case of severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
A frail lady in her mid-seventies has been crippled with rheumatoid arthritis for more than a decade with much pain, fatigue and debilitated lifestyle in spite of prednisone and anti-inflammatory medications. She also has suffered from significant osteoporosis and a severely herniated disc (side effects of prednisone) in her low back.
General appearance: posture of a pretzel shape, barely walks shuffling her feet.
Bio-resonance testing: multiple toxicological and infectious agents present locally in the joints and diffusely throughout the body. Excretory and endocrine organs were particularly weak and in light of this, isode therapy was postponed until her energy status improves.
Classical homeopathic prescribing with Rhus Tox in the lowest tolerable potency, 6X, as determined by the testing, to be taken daily for two weeks. Proper glandular organ support was added.
Follow-up two weeks later: definite mild improvement.
Bio-resonance testing: better energy reserve, better vitality. Proceed with isode-sarcode regimen aimed at multiple organs and tissues, discontinue Rhus Tox 6X.
Follow-up in two weeks: much better progress. During the subsequent, and only three month short clinical course, made a tremendous progress and was able to reduce her prednisone. This was impossible for her to accomplish for many years.
The pains became minimal, energy good and lifestyle best in many years. The Rhus Tox had to be administered only during an acute exacerbation of her herniated disc. Exactly the same episode in the past had required a hospitalization and high doses of IV cortisone to relieve the pain.
This time around, on a combination of Rhus Tox 1M (the potency was ascertained with Bio-resonance testing) taken acutely with intercurrent isode-sarcode treatment aimed at the underlying problems with her disc (for the residues of toxicological agent) the crisis was promptly abated within 24-48 hours.
With time the Rhus Tox stopped working, even in the higher potency and she would only respond to the isode/sarcode treatment alone as she continues to be able to reduce her fairly low dose of prednisone further and further.
Considering her very advanced stage of pathology and ripe age, she is doing extremely well and enjoying a good quality of life.
A case of musculoskeletal pains
A middle-aged woman presented with a complaint of having general body aches and feeling tired. Both were occurring every morning.
Bio-resonance testing: sleeps in an area of bad electromagnetic field.
Recommendation: move the bed.
Follow-up: recovered promptly. Years later, free of any discomfort. No other therapy was necessary.
A case of severe dermatitis
A middle-aged man suffered from annoying itch with severe burning, due to dermatitis for many years. Many natural treatments had failed and cortisone ointment helped only to contain exacerbations. He was thin, chilly and overall of poor resistance.
After careful repertorisation and eliciting a strange and peculiar symptom : relief obtained only during walking while swinging his arms – Sarsaparilla (the only remedy in the rubric) was prescribed in potency.
An immediate, good improvement followed. Yet, the subsequent course revealed a resilient and stubborn nature of the skin affliction with the repetitions of Sarsaparilla in the same or higher potencies failing to palliate. His constitutional remedy, Silica, helped him to warm up, raise the stamina and eradicate his frequent colds but did not do much for the hand.
I attempted, then, to probe deeper with the Bio-resonance testing, and one of the left molars, an “absolutely healthy tooth”, came up as the culprit. The man was desperate and willing to sacrifice “the healthy tooth” which had never given him any problems whatsoever. During the “sacrificial ceremony” in the dentist’s chair, a stream of pus was ejected as the tooth was pulled. This broke the dermatitis case.
This case also brings up an issue of other limitations on a part of classical homeopathy. In cases with constitutions of limited energetic reserve, like Silica, a patient may not generate, but conceal instead, many symptoms of a true pathology which are necessary for a proper prescribing.
The same holds true for syphilitic constitutions which are known to conceal the symptoms even in the presence of serious pathologies. Under these and other circumstances, the quality of clinical or preventative care becomes seriously compromised.
Mental case “E”
A lad in his mid-teens suddenly refused to attend school. He was the best student, always very cooperative, yet, for no apparent reason he would enter a state of panic upon seeing the school bus in the morning and refuse to board it. His father tried to drive him to school in his car but once the car would approach the school building, the boy would claw into his car seat with all his strength and adamantly refuse to enter the house of good education.
His parents took him to orthomolecular psychiatrist in order “to balance his brain chemistry” and even put him through a Bio-resonance testing elsewhere, but all to no avail. The psychotherapists did not get far either.
While in the office, the mother convinced me that he had been allegedly molested by one of the teachers some years ago. The boy was saying neither “yes” nor “no”, was hardly saying anything and was not displaying a trace of emotion.
Being of Natrum Muriaticum constitution (every homeopath’s “dream historian”), it was not possible to squeeze any information out of him. The mother denied any other anxieties, fears or mental-emotional afflictions on his part.
Based on this allegation, the corresponding rubrics were chosen and combined with other seemingly appropriate rubrics boiling down to the fact that he seemed to hold the whole thing to himself and then erupted in hysterical attacks, Ignatia 10M was given a trial.
That did absolutely nothing according to the mother’s phone report some three weeks later, and I advised her to get low potency Aconite to at least, hopefully, contain the morning frenzy before I would see him again and reevaluate the case.
In the meantime, a slew of school psychologists and psychiatrists were pressuring the parents into drugging the boy with psychotropic drugs because the weeks and even months were flying by and the boy had no intention of putting his foot in the school building. Months of additional psychotherapy did not produce any results.
I spoke to one of the school psychologists trying to elicit some clues to the case that might aid in finding the correct remedy but was told that nothing bad had ever happened in the boy’s life except for his neurotic mother who, allegedly, implanted every fear imaginable into his head.
I was told that, in essence, “he was the victim of the mother’s delusional fears and her subconscious hatred of the public school system.” As far as the psychologist himself was concerned, “homeopathy was a very good vitamin as long as it was not taken too seriously.”
A seven-page psychiatric report seemed to assemble the best and most complicated terminology of analytical psychiatry ever produced, using words as “suppressive”, “repressive”, “subconscious”, “unconscious”, as well as many other, and no less bewildering terms.
In essence, this was an embodiment of Hahnemann’s definition of “a learned pratting”, or as I mentioned in my recent book, an example of “intelligent fooling”. The report implied that the boy’s mental health was predicated on two monumental events: first – the mother was to be crucified (slight exaggeration), and second – the psychotropic drugs had to enter his body.
It was plainly obvious that without a proper understanding of the roots of the case, the correct remedy would not be found based on an isolated symptom of fear of school.
Bio-resonance testing: pointed to the probable cause. It had nothing to do with the molestation.
I told the boy, based on the test results, what event had triggered his state. He thought for a while and then said, “Yes”. The key combination to this case: fright that was followed by amnesia and numb-like state while the results of the fright have never left him. These made me arrive to the only remedy responsible for this combination – Opium. The effective potency, tested to be 1M, completed the formality. Two weeks later, the boy returned to school and attended it happily ever since.
Mental case “F”
A ten-year old, Michael, presented with the following problems: self-despise, intense anger, feeling estranged from his family, severe depression with desire to kill himself, paranoid deviations including his father plotting to kill him, and many other mental-emotional problems.
This transformation was rather strange as he was known to be happy, obedient and also a very bright student. The symptoms began, albeit mild, a year before but continued to grow and progress. The triggering cause – unknown.
After Bio-resonance testing, the trigger – separation from a friend – was determined to be the case and shared with the parents and Michael. They did confirm the finding and admitted that a year ago, Michael was transferred to another school and lost his best friend who by his own words, was “like a brother to me”.
He did ask the parents on several occasions to drive him to see his buddy but because of the long distance involved and their busy schedule, this was never materialized. Michael stopped asking and just kept this loss to himself.
Bio-resonance testing also revealed a few but very noxious toxicological agents that in my observations are universal in disrupting metabolism of the brain neurotransmitters. However, due to the fact that the boy was suicidal and the picture was very clear and one of Anacardium, it was prescribed in high potency according to the testing first. The parents were also advised to be more sensitive to Michael’s social needs. All his problems vanished promptly.
Yet, a year later, the boy began having new symptoms of experiencing visual hallucinations where he would momentarily see some figures and images. No other symptoms except for daydreaming while in school which belonged to his basic constitution – Sulphur.
In essence, one had a symptom without a clearly discernible state rendering classical prescribing either futile or even potentially harmful.
Bio-resonance testing: same toxicological agents but not as severe were still present in the brain. Corresponding isodes with sarcodal support were prescribed and hallucination disappeared promptly. More than a year later, a follow-up has demonstrated no recurrence as the boy has remained in exemplary health.
Several lessons can be learned also from these two last cases.
1. It is imperative to know the triggering cause in order to have a clear understanding of the case. This undoubtedly makes the prescribing far more effective and also addresses the factors that continue to drain the person’s health.
2. One ought not to assume that, even if known and obvious, the trigger is necessarily the sole cause of the problem. Within the context of complex systems as Man, such linearity may be deceptive or only partially correct as the obvious trigger, as it is the case with physical injuries, is more often than not, the last straw.
3. Classical homeopathic prescribing in my testing and clinical observations does lead to the release of toxic, infectious and other pernicious agents out of the body. Yet, such a release is too often incomplete and inadequate to eradicate a disease state. The system I teach must be used to assure their elimination.
These agents, in the majority, do constitute concrete and real miasmatic layers which Hahnemann made so much emphasis on in his teachings. Without this, a “multi-headed hydra of chronic diseases” will continue to grow its heads.
Another clinical example to illustrate the importance of addressing direct morbid agents directly.
We shall name this case:
A 50-year-old MD, has suffered from the following ailments, crippling him literally from head to toe for many years and some for even decades: brain fog, poor memory, cloudy thinking, phobia of bridges and points of elevation; insomnia; blurred vision, night blindness; tinnitus; periodic sore throat and flu-like symptoms; metallic taste; chest pain; sporadic diarrhea and excessive gas; urgent urination; peripheral neuropathy: numbness of hands, feet, lower legs; loss of rapid finger movements; loss of balance, coordination while walking, if closes his eyes, he falls; skin rashes; severe and multiple chemical sensitivities; severe sensitivity to EMFs: phones, TV, computers, fluorescent lights, power tools, etc.
If someone uses even an electric drill in a garage, he becomes sick being anywhere in the house. In addition, severe chronic fatigue. Modalities are mixed, inconsistent and fluctuate. Conventional medicine could not help. Attempted several alternative approaches without any success. Became disabled and unable to work for several years prior to his first visit.
Today, approximately a year later, almost 100% of his ailments have been resolved. Only a few, barely discernible and virtually cosmetic symptoms still present, which continue to undergo further recession.
No constitutional remedies or miasmatic nosodes prescribed.
The case was managed exclusively through the identification and removal of toxicological and infectious agents accompanied with proper dietary and environmental guidance. Furthermore, in the process, several old symptoms, even going 20-30 years back have returned momentarily and left. The washout symptoms were very mild and welcomed by the patient as the state of progress would be followed immediately.
What would be the correct classical remedies in this case? What would the aggravations be like? How long, if ever, would it take to cure this case?
Case #8 – Jenny
The last case is notable for its 11 year history managed from the infancy on exclusively with Guided Digital Medicine™ according to FCT® system and the case was progressing on a parallel course as the system itself was continually evolving and being perfected.
The parents brought the girl at the age of 3 months with the complaint of the baby being generally very discontented and keeping the mother sleepless every single night while screaming constantly for nursing. Bio-resonance testing, unexpectedly, indicated the presence of recreational drugs in the brain with the baby deemed to be suffering from the withdrawal problems.
The mother admitted of being under a lot of stress during the pregnancy and resorting “at times” to drugs and alcohol. A remedy (autoisode) was prepared out of the girl’s urine and everyone’s sleep was restored.
On the whole, the following list of problems had to be dealt with during Jenny’s growing years:
very delayed speech and mental development, extremely touchy with terrible behavior tantrums particularly if meals were even slightly delayed, severe LD, would not remember what she did a minute before, low stamina, feeling cold, being a sugar-pasta-pizza addict, very stubborn (“iron will”), frequent colds settling in the chest, runny nose, recurrent stomach pains, sleep walking, psychopathic tendencies destroying, heartlessly, family pets and valuable household goods, cheating, stealing, plotting, running schemes in school with embezzling monies and goods from classmates, yearning to be a leader and manipulate others.
While in kindergarten she was assessed by the child development specialists who told the parents that in no way would she be able to attend a public school but require, instead, a long-term Special Ed schooling.
Physically, mentally and emotionally she represented a deviant with multiple health problems, a serial killer or other kind of a criminal in the making. From the point of view of classical homeopathy she was displaying ominous traits of sycho- (crafty con artists) syphilitic- (sociopaths) tuberculinic (physically frail, allergic predispositions) miasm.
The parents were advised to postpone all immunizations and subsequently she received only the polio vaccine, but at a much later age, with its being administered via a more physiologic oral route.
The following toxicological and infectious problems were identified and addressed exclusively through the homeopathic system: silver-mercury, silver amalgam, mercury, lead; parasitosis, candidiasis and campylobactor infections.
Intercurrent classical constitutional prescribing was carried out with Lachesis (speech problem with frequent throat infections), Silica (cold, frail, stubborn), Bacillinum (frequent upper respiratory infections, tubercular isode), Anacardium (sociopathic behavior), Nux Vomica (very competitive, bossy, antisocial tendencies), Sulphur (creative wheeler-dealer).
All of her infections were always handled homeopathically, primarily with causative homeopathy. She received only one course of antibiotics in her entire life and even that one was due to the parents’ anxiety and could have been easily avoided.
Today she is this teen: bright, creative with a maturity level ahead of her peers, displays exemplary social skills, hard working, good at foreign languages and playing instruments, superb memory.
Attends a high pressure regular public school, one of the best in the country, receives only two hours a week of extra one-on-one help, average grades: A’s, B’s and C’s. Also, a good leader, “heart and sole” of her class and teachers’ delight. At home a great help, very responsible, good at fixing things, conducts multiple chores and can virtually run the whole big household on her own.
Very compassionate with and protective of the family animals and wants to become a nurse to help sick people.
Physically: full of energy, does not care about pastas or pizzas, hates sugary sweets and enjoys only sour-sweet fruit; just one cold a year and recovers on her own quickly and without any remedies, full of energy, good athlete.
Never had a childhood infectious disease.
(This is one of the many cases presented in Dr. Yurkovsky’s article “Autism, ADD, ADHD, LD and The Power of Digital Medicine” see Books and Media to learn more.)
In spite of the several well-prescribed constitutional remedies, there is no doubt that the case would not have progressed as well as it did had it not been for the multiple blocks being removed through causative homeopathy.
Be aware that even pure cases of Anacardium, in my experience, and other sociopathic or mental emotional states, have been cleared without any constitutional prescribing but following the removal of pernicious agents which were disturbing the neurotransmitters function.
It is obvious, also, that the most troubling state in this case as severe mental retardation was managed without the constitutional prescribing of Helleborus, Baryta, Bufo and like. Even if they had been prescribed and the case had been managed exclusively with classical homeopathy, ask yourself a question as to how many children who start out with the severe Helleborus-like state, end up, even with a perfect prescribing, flourishing as this child?
When is the best time or reason for constitutional-miasmatic prescribing?
For the optimum clinical results, time economy, and clinical effectiveness, I adhere to the following criteria which served me well:
1. To close a case of severe physical or mental pathology, and only if still necessary, when the picture becomes very clear while the “obstacles to cure” are no longer present.
2. A clear case of emotional trauma or imbalance.
3. A clear case of sociopathic behavior or social maladjustment.
4. Also, in acute prescribing due to physical injuries or impact of the elements.
In conclusion, the experience has proven that even well prescribed similimum in the care of chronic disease can, at its best, only raise a level of adaptation. It cannot reverse, cure or even halt significantly a progressive course of degenerative diseases or a serious illness. This can be accomplished only through another, and deeper application of homeopathy based on the principle not of similar, but the same.
As it is, obviously, the case in any science, discipline or industry, there is no substitute in dealing with any problem to determining and eradicating its exact roots.
Let me close this message to my homeopathic colleagues through the same format that it was opened, with the quote:
“As you know, I have been practicing Classical Homeopathy for 15 years and would be considered a successful homeopath. But any of us who humbly admit that we have our failures and, for some of us this spurs us on, causing us to search and to ask questions.
“I have always known, or at least suspected that there existed interferences, forces which blocked the energetic response to these homeopathic remedies. You have confirmed my suspicions and, more than that have provided the tools to unblock and repair those tissues again using the same principles elucidated by Dr. Hahnemann. Thank you.”
A. H., N.D., an FCT® student