The 81-year-old mother of the practitioner suffered from multiple chronic ailments. Ever since the age of 20, she had ear infections with fluid/pus oozing out of both ears because she cleaned her ears with matchsticks. At the age of 41, she underwent surgery on her left ear to curb the oozing of pus but it was unsuccessful and resulted in loss of hearing in that ear. During the past year, she had been hearing an echo in her right ear in addition to oozing from both ears.
From the age of 23 she had been suffering from asthma and allergy to dust and silk. She took allopathic drugs and developed resistance to most of the antibiotics. By the age of 51, she developed an abscess in the right lung and the doctor advised surgery which she refused due to fear of its bursting, (potentially fatal). Instead, she went for homoeopathy and a subsequent x-ray confirmed the abscess had vanished and the tests showed that her lungs were working only at 50% efficiency. In addition to allopathic tablets, she had to use a nebuliser and inhaler otherwise she would become breathless even after a short walk or slight strain. Sometimes, she needed an oxygen concentrator for as long as 24 hours but generally at night while sleeping and occasionally during the day. For the past ten years she had been having severe cough and yellow phlegm from throat at regular intervals of about ½ hour with no improvement from antibiotics based on sputum culture.
Due to the excessive use of steroids for respiratory condition, she was diagnosed to have bone decalcification. This resulted in severe pain in the neck and at the base of the spine and in all joints, five years ago. She had to discontinue the prescribed calcium as this caused constipation. The pain worsened in the last one year, accompanied with swelling and unbearable pain in the knees; she could not stand without support.
Just the day after qualifying, the practitioner started treating his mother on 28 Jul 2021 with the following:
For ear infection:
#1. CC5.2 Deafness…TDS in coconut oil as ear drops only
For breathlessness, cough:
#2. CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.3 Chest infections chronic + CC19.6 Cough chronic…6TD
For skeletal pain, swelling of knees:
#3. CC20.6 Osteoporosis…TDS orally and in mustard oil for external application
After a week, the patient reported a 25% reduction in oozing from both ears and was able to hear without an echo in the right ear. By 31 Aug, the oozing had improved by 50%, which went up to 75% by 21 Sept. By 5 Oct, the oozing had completely stopped. On 26 Oct, #1 was reduced to OD. The patient preferred to continue at OD.
By 19 Oct, there was 50% improvement in breathlessness and cough and by 11 Nov, this figure moved up to 90%; the phlegm was no longer yellow. By this time, she had reduced the use of nebulizer to half. She was advised to taper down #2 but she decided to continue at 6TD.
Within three weeks of starting #3, swelling and skeletal pain reduced by 50% and in six weeks on 8 Sept by 80% and she started walking with a stick! As the improvement in pain was now very slow, on 19 Oct 2021, #3 was enhanced to:
#4. CC3.7 Circulation + CC20.5 Spine + #3…TDS orally and in mustard oil for external application
As of Dec 2022, her ears are healthy and she continues #1 at OD for maintenance, #2 at TDS as only a mild cough persists, and #4 at TDS as there is 90% improvement in skeletal pains. She is happy as the quality of her life has improved hugely.