A 65-year-old woman had suffered from a mild respiratory allergy since childhood but the allergy worsened in 2005 following a stressful incident in her family. She started feeling heaviness in her chest and developed a painful cough, breathlessness and sinus congestion whenever she was exposed to dust or air conditioning, or the weather changed. This led to frequent respiratory infections. She tried various allopathic and homoeopathic medications but did not get any relief. On 6 April 2015, she approached the practitioner. The patient had been suffering from mild fever and blocked nose for the past two days, and was looking weak and depressed. She was given:
CC9.2 Infections acute + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.3 Chest infections chronic + CC19.5 Sinusitis + CC19.6 Cough chronic…6TD in water
She was advised to have a light dinner, avoid yoghurt and cold drinks and cover her nose with a mask when going out or cleaning the house.
After one day’s treatment, the patient’s fever was gone. But she developed sneezing and a runny nose. This cleared the blocked sinuses (50%) and the congestion in her chest (75%), which made it easier for her to breathe (50%) and helped reduce the pain when coughing (10%).
After one week, her nose was still runny but there were more improvements. The nasal congestion was completely gone, the heaviness in her chest, the cough and pain while coughing were nearly cleared (90%), and the breathlessness was greatly reduced (75%). By the next week, all her symptoms were gone except a minor cough.
After two more weeks, the patient reported that she was feeling healthy, happy and mentally relaxed again for the first time in a long time. The dosage was reduced to TDS. After one more week, her cough was also gone.
The patient called the very next day to report that she was again suffering from severe sneezing and a runny nose as she had been exposed to dust. The practitioner asked her to increase the dosage to 6TD for a few days until her symptoms improved and to try avoid dust as much as possible.
After taking the remedy 6TD for just two days, the patient was completely well again. The dosage was reduced to TDS for a month followed by BD.The patient remains in constant touch with the practitioner and in September 2015, she conveyed that she felt secure continuing thisdosage.