|For harmonious functioning of our
systems and for the experience of health, psycho-neuro-endocrine
axis display a pivotal role. Stress sends ripples through the
central system and when we fail to appreciate the meaning of
these ripples. Stress localizes in the endocrine gland. The
impact is not local but all pervasive. Hahmemannian Homoeopaths
screamed centuries back that a disorder is actually not the
disease of the gland but a disease of the neuro-endocrine mechanism.
Modern advancement in the study of endocrinology has substantiated
this concept but modern medicine has miserably failed to integrate
the spirit of the concept in therapeutics. As a result what
they can offer is simply replacement in deficiency border like
Hypothyroidism and suppression or ablation in autoimmune endocrine
disorder. In the absence of concrete measures to deal with susceptibility,
replacement has limited scope and only ensures lifelong presence
of a disease and its manifestations.
Suppression of auto immune endocrinological disorders either
by medications or surgery has led to quite deleterious consequences.
Our experiences in the thyroid clinic have proved this beyond
Mrs. MS suffered from hyperthyroidism, which was treated by
radioactive iodine. Grave's disease disappeared and she came
down with severe Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis.
Mr. R.V.'s hyperthyroidism was treated in a similar way, he
came down with massive endogenous depression.
Ms. R.M. was diagnosed to have adrenogenital syndrome with
hirsuitism. She received steroids and prolonged hormone treatment.
She came down with paranoid schizophrenia.
All these experiences only emphasize one important point.
Holistic treatment has no substitute.
Indiscriminate use of hormone therapy has given rise to
another serious problem: Drug Dyscrasia. Contraceptive pills
being used freely and for a long period of time has an impact
on the mother's state of susceptibility and tissue reactivity.
Accidental pregnancy during such phase and when pills are
continued has an effect on the mother as the growing foetus.
Empirically given hormone treatment to avoid recurrence of
abortion also impact the mother and the foetus.
Medical literature gives so many evidences of adverse impact
of such therapeutics.
Evidence of chromosomal disorder in aborted embryos of females
who conceived within 3 months of stopping pills.
Breast cancer, cervical dysplasia, Adenocarcinoma are greater
in females whose mothers have received hormone treatment during
Even male children of such mothers demonstrate abnormalities
like small testes, infertility and defective spermatogemsis.
These observations are quite useful to a homoeopathic physican,
not to abuse other systems or to be against family planning,
but for correct appreciation of drug dyscrasia. This has therapeutic
implications. Potentised hormones/gland secretions when used
as homoeopathic remedies, will be powerful weapons to deal
with this dyscrasias. Thyroidinum and folliculinum need to
be studied from that perspective.
Folliculinum is a synthetic form of Oestrogen. Its pathogenesis
gives ample evidence of deep effects on Psycho-Neuro-Endocrinal
axis. It has rich symptomatology related to menses, pregnancy
and menopause. Sepia, Nat mur and Lac can come close to Folliculinum.
Scrutiny of clinical experiences of folliculinum from ths
standpoint of drug abuse to female abuse will allow us to
build up a portrait of this drug.
Modern medicine has also given us lot of investigations which
help us get a good insight to intrinsic nature of pathology
and also allow us to monitor progress of diseases. What is
required is integration of ancient holistic wisdom and modern
What are the implications for the physican? He has to be holistic
in his approach. By utilizing all his knowledge, he has to
perceive totality of mind and body; since only the constitutional
approach can satisfy the susceptibility and bring about a