On 21 July 2016, a 73-year-old man consulted the practitioner for treatment of several chronic ailments. For thirty years, he had been suffering from acidity with heartburn. He has been taking antacids for about fifteen years. His legs were itchy and red due to fungal infection which he had for fifteen years. He was prescribed anti-fungal medications including a powder for external application for at least twelve years by a doctor. Also, in the last five years he had been suffering from arthritis characterized by shoulder and knee pain, and had been on prescribed pain-medicines for three years. Despite having taken medications for years, there were no signs of significant improvement from any ailment. He believed that the acidity and fungal infection were due to the nature of his job that required frequent travel for long hours and irregular food habits. Additionally, he had a family history of arthritis that predisposed him to the disease.
He was given the following:
For acidity and arthritis:
#1. CC4.10 Indigestion + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC20.3 Arthritis…TDS in water
For fungal infection:
#2. CC21.3 Skin allergies + CC21.7 Fungus…TDS in water
He continued to take all his allopathic medications along with vibrionics. A week later, while his acidity had worsened, his itching legs and painful joints found 30% and 50% relief respectively. After a month of starting the treatment, his acidity had ameliorated by 50%. Both the itching and joint pain subsided significantly, a relief of about 80%.
In another two weeks, he felt 75% improvement in acidity. The itching in his legs completely disappeared, so he felt he was 100% free of the fungal infection. Joint pain came down by 90%. After consultation with his doctor, he stopped allopathic anti-fungal medicines and pain killers.
At the end of two months, he felt 90% relief from acidity but the joint pain had not improved further. He reported having decreased the intake of antacids. The dosage of #2 was reduced to OD for a month and OW thereafter until the pills finished.
By the end of three months of treatment, the residual symptoms of acidity and joint pain became negligible. By the end of November, the dosage of #1 was reduced to OD for a month followed by the maintenance dosage of OW.
As of July 2017, he continues to take #1 OW. His past practice of daily intake of antacids has stopped; he needs them only when an occasional spicy meal is taken. He remains completely free from fungal infection. Occasionally when he gets joint pain during seasonal variation or travel, he takes a pain killer.