Chilblains, wrist pain 10354...India
For the past 10 years, a 42-year-old senior security officer working in shifts at a construction site suffered from severe pain in the joints of his hands especially the wrists. Due to exposure to cold evenings in winter season, he had chilblains (small lesions caused by the inflammation of tiny blood vessels after exposure to cold air and tend to affect the skin on the hands and feet) as a result of which he could not easily bend or straighten his fingers. He also had burning sensation in palms and slight swelling on his feet. His pain was intense during winter, particularly during night shifts when his fingers became red, numb, and stiff as if frozen. His condition improved as the weather became warm. For many years, he was under allopathic medication prescribed by his physician, but there was hardly any improvement. As he could not get proper sleep due to pain, he had to depend on painkillers. Also he often suffered from memory loss. On 30 September 2018, when he visited the practitioner at his regular health camp, he was given:
Move Well-2* + Tiredness/Fatigue** + CC9.2 Infections acute + CC12.4 Autoimmune diseases + CC15.6 Sleep disorders + CC21.2 Skin infections + CC21.3 Skin allergies…QDS
After a month the patient reported on 1 November, he could move his fingers reasonably well without much pain; burning sensation in palms and swelling on the feet had vanished. He was very happy he could ride his bike himself after having been a pillion rider for the past 10 years. Also he slept well without the need for a painkiller! Seeing substantial improvement in his condition, the patient stopped the allopathic medicines. On 22 November 2019, he became free from all symptoms and the dosage was reduced to TDS. In December he did not come to the camp for a refill but reported in January 2020 that he was 100% fit. The whole winter had passed peacefully without the usual symptoms of pain, redness, numbness, or stiffness. He was feeling healthy and could carry on his duties without any problem. The patient was confident that his symptoms would not recur, so did not come back but he referred many of his friends for treatment at the camp. As of April 2020, there has been no recurrence.
Editor’s note: According to the specific need of patients at the camp, the practitioner has added further combos to his Wellness Kit and he used two such combos (see below) to treat this patient. CC9.2 Infections acute was added to prevent possible respiratory infection as the patient was exposed to climatic variations due to shift work. Skin remedies were included to avoid possible infection due to chilblains. CC15.6 Sleep disorders was not given separately as he needed to rest and sleep during the day.
*Move Well 2: CC3.7 Circulation + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC18.5 Neuralgia + CC20.2 SMJ pain + CC20.3 Arthritis + CC20.4 Muscles & Supportive tissue + CC20.5 Spine
**Tiredness/Fatigue: CC3.1 Heart tonic + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC17.3 Brain & Memory tonic + CC18.1 Brain disabilities