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Karachi-based homoeopathic consultant and practitioner
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Homeopathy in the treatment of bed-wetting in children and adults
By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad

Bed-wetting means “Passing of urine during sleep ”.

The problem is not confined to children alone. I have seen adults, as old as 21, with the problem. Most cases however have been observed in children aged between 7 and 12.

Bed-wetting in children, particularly girls, is an embarrassing problem for the whole family. There can be many reasons if a child over 7 continues to wet the bed. Notwithstanding the varying reasons, in most cases, the problem usually disappears within a week after starting on homeopathic treatment. Some cases, however, offer resistance and take 2-3 months before being resolved. In other instances, the problem resolves after one week’s medication but comes back after a month or so.

There are more than a hundred remedies for bed-wetting. In my experience, the following remedies are more often indicated than others: Sulphur, Calcium carbonicum, Tuberculinum, Sepia, Natrium muriaticum, Silicea, Pulsatilla, Thuja, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Equisetum, Causticum, Kreosotum, Apis, Benzoicum acid, Cina, Teucrium and Baryta carb. Each remedy caters to the special circumstances and conditions in which the problem occurs as has been shown in the three cases below.

Case No. 1
Rizwan, 17 years, consulted on January 24, 2009 for bed-wetting which he had for a month.

Before developing the present complaint, he had a high fever for 15-20 days or so and remained hospitalized for five days. The blood test showed, red and white blood cells had become deficient. The present complaint appeared after treatment of fever which also included transfusion of one bottle of white blood cells and two bottles of red blood cells.

One episode every night – awakes him from the sleep. 4-5 acts of urination from morning till evening. Two acts in early part of night before going to bed. Quick urge, must rush for urine.

Based on his symptoms and etiology of the case, Homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla was prescribed. The complaint disappeared within a week. But the patient again contracted high fever in September/October 2010. This time he did not need a blood transfusion or hospitalization but the urinary problem came back after the treatment of fever.

This time, too, Pulsatilla helped the case.

The patient keeps well and has referred many patients.

Case No. 2
MR, 13 years, consulted on June 27, 2011
Enuresis for the past several years – wets bed every night and bed-wetting does not disturb his sleep. The condition remains all the same both in winter and summer.

Eats dinner two hours before going to bed. Both nostrils are open. Stool on alternate days. Drinking cold water affects throat. Has a black birth mark left neck of the size of an old Athani
Two weeks’ medication removed his trouble.

The remedy in this case was Sulphur.

Case No. 3
Mr. ZM, 21 years, consulted on November 27, 2014 and the following was noted:
The patient belonged to a poor family of a poor locality and had had the problem since childhood. Is a fair-skinned young man of medium physique and height. Married for three weeks at the time of the visit and was concerned about his problem as his wife also noted one night that he had passed urine involuntarily in sleep
In addition to the problem, the patient had constipation and left-sided nasal polyp and his nostrils were semi-blocked. He drank plenty with thirst.

The allopathic physician he consulted prescribed Tofranil 25 mg at night and he did not wet bed as long as he took the medicine but on stopping the medicine, the problem came back.

During a period of 11 months (November 27, 2014 – October 29, 2015), there were four visits from the patient and according to the last word from him, he was quite well and free from the problem.

The remedy in this case was Calcium carbonicum (and also Causticum on one of the visits).

The patient continues to be well.
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In defence of homoeopathy
By  Ahmad Fakir Muhammad      THE letter “One-system cure” (October 20) makes interesting
reading, though most of the observations made by Dr. Ahmad Hasan are highly
questionable. Homoeopathy holds that widespread prevalence of chronic
diseases is a direct ...
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The Wafaqi Mohtasib’s recommendations for uplift of homoeopathy in Pakistan
By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad A FEW months back, the Wafaqi
Mohtasib had recommended (Dawn, April 13 and May 5, 1991) a number of measures
for improvement of the homoeopathic system of medicine in the country,
including upgradation of minimum qualification to F.S...
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Cancer Research – Homoeopathic influences By  Ahmad Fakir Muhammad THE Oct 21, 1991 issue of the Time Magazine carries a
research report entitled, “Using Cancer to Fight Cancer”. The research, being
conducted by Dr. Steven Rosenberg and his team at the Nati...
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Why Pakistan needs a Homoeopathic Drugs Act
By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad HOMEOPATHY is steadily gaining popularity inPakistan. About
a fifth of our population uses homeopathic remedies. The number of homoeopaths
registered with the National Council for Homoeopathy (NCH) is around 60,000.
The number of hom...
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Raising the standard of Homoeopathic Education in Pakistan By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad   THE recommendation of the
Federal Ombudsman to raise the minimum qualification for admission to a
homoeopathic medical college to F. Sc/F.A. (Dawn, April 10, 1991) will be
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Does the DRAP have the required expertise to regulate homoeopathic medicinal products?

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has promulgated rules to regulate manufacture and marketing of alternative medicines. A public notice published in newspapers on June 3, 2014 warns that manufacture, import, marketing, supply and stocking of unapproved alternative medicine and health products without authorization of DRAP is an offence under the DRAP Act, 2012 as alternative medicines, including Homeopathy, Unani, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, have been brought under the regulatory control of DRAP, through the DRAP Act, 2012.

The analysis exclusively focuses on the likely impact of these rules on homoeopathy and its consumers.

The homeopathic industry has largely remained unregulated...... Read full article here 
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Homoeopathy in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has become quite a common problem now-a-days. It is also known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). The symptoms usually begin in the teen years but it can affect women of any productive age. 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is characterized by imbalance of hormones and irregular periods. One or both ovaries are enlarged and contain small cysts – hence the nomenclature – Polycystic ovarian syndrome - PCOS. The periods are either absent for months together or are too early, heavy and protracted. Acne, high levels of testosterone (androgen), facial hair, thinning hair on scalp, weight gain, inability to conceive, etc, are some of other symptoms of PCOS. 

Sadly, patients come to homoeopathy only when they have tried and exhausted other means of treatment. From Birth Control and Androgen-lowering pills to Anti-diabetic drugs to Estrogen Replacement and/or FSH and LH stimulating medications, the PCOS suffers have tried a number of medications but to no avail. Treating PCOS is a slow and long-drawn process. Duration of treatment varies from individual to individual depending on a number of factors, including age, length of suffering and other associated symptoms, particularly obesity. While most cases falling in age bracket 22-30 clear within six to eight months, cases of women above 35 can drag on for years before finally giving in to homeopathy. 

Homeopathy is a boon for women suffering from PCOS and other diseases, particularly infertility. I wish, our gynecologists studied homeopathy as a Speciality to see its wonderful effects in curing female diseases. For those interested I can initially recommend three books: (1) Application of Principles of Homeopathy to Obstetrics by H. N. Guernsey, (2) Homeopathy for Mother and Infant by D.M. Horland and (3) The Medical, Surgical, and Hygienic Treatment of Disease of Women, Especially Those Causing Sterility by HALE E. M. and would be more than happy to answer any queries and suggest more books for further study on the subject. .
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