BRIEF RESUME OF THE INTENDED WORK
6.1 NEED FOR STUDY:
Our Homoeopathic materia medica contains a lot of drug constitutions .It is not easy always to perceive the drug personality, as for every typical drug personality ,there will be a number of atypical personality of the same drug.
Constitution is the functional habit of the body determined by genetic ,biochemical and physiological endowment of the individual and modified to great extent by the environmental factors which forms the basic and main root ,for homoeopathic prescription.
This study is to understand lycopodium as a constitutional medicine. The case study will be taken up for the same. It will give an idea for usage of lycopodium in different clinical condition.
In the fast moving day to day life people are more prone for disease due to unhealthy life style. A sensible number of people especially urban areas have this problem. Lycopodium is one of the most frequently used drug in homoeopathy for such patients. Hence it is appropriate to make an in depth study of this drug as a constitutional medicine
6.2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE:
Lycopodium was proved by Dr. Samuel Hahneman. Common name is club moss. Ordinarily moss has got very little value or no value. The fact is that It possesses immense inherent curative power in latent and dormant state. Lycopodium is a wonderful constitutional deep acting remedy for deep seated chronic disease.
Lycopodium is a deep acting medicine from vegetable kingdom with broad spectrum of action and multiple miasmatic expressions. Lycopodium is an Inert substance and does not produce much physiological effect. It only
produces symptoms on potentization
This is because the medicinal effect is produced by the oily substances present in the spores which is liberated only during trituration
Sphere of action & pathogenesis
Kidneys - dysuria, Brights disease ,haematuria, chronic
Liver - cirrhosis of liver.
Gall bladder - gall stone colic.
Rectum - hemorrhoids, rectal fistula
Female sexual - chronic vaginal catarrh, varicose veins of
pudenda, Ca of uterus,(palliative)
Lungs - chronic bronchial catarrh, sub acute pneumonia
Extremities - chronic rheumatism
Heart - aneurism, aortic disease, hypertrophy
CNS - tubercular meningitis
Mucus membrane - atonic state, catarrhal inflammation
Mother tincture Q- lycopodium clavatum ,crushed spores in strong alcohol in sufficient quantity .To make one liter of mother tincture.
Clinical condition :
Asthma, aneurysm, abdominal distension , biliousness, cancer, constipation, cough, colic, consumption, diphtheria, dysentery ,dyspepsia, eczema, flatulence, gout, gall stone ,headache, heart burn, hernia ,impotency, liver affection, lower motor asthenia ,menstrual disorder, typhoid fever, urinary trouble. 2
It has Grauvogl’s carbonitrogenoid constitution. It is suited especially for extremes of life both for children and old people . Lycopodium patients are intellectually keen, but physically week .Upper part of the body is emaciated , lower part is semidropsical 3
Lithic and uric acid diathesis 4
Relation with heat and cold:
The patient is sensitive to cold and there is marked lack of vital heat and worse in general from cold and cold air and from cold food and drink 5
It is Anti psoric,
Anti syphilitic ,and
Anti sycotic 6
Anthrophobia fear of phantoms(children) in evening with anguish 3
Avaricious, greedy, miserly, malicious,pusillanimous.12
Abusive insulting children, parents 12
Cannot read what he writes 4
Constant fear of breaking down under stress 4
Child desire to be carried 6
Deception causes grief and mortification 8
Excessively merry and laughs at simplest things 3
Irritable , peevish and cross on waking, easily angered ,cannot endure
opposition or contradiction 6
Melancholy afraid to be alone 13
Sense of impotency inside, even though they appear to be relatively
confident or powerful individuals 9
Physical make up - Upper part emaciated lower part semidropsical
Desire - sweets ,delicious pastries, oyster ,warm drinks
Aversion - meat,bread,meat,coffee
Appetite - excessive appetite followed by distension
Sweat - smell of onion ,blood like, sour offensive
Dreams - of flying, people drowning ,accidents
6.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY:
To demonstrate the range of Lycopodium as a constitutional remedy.
To study the clinical utility of Lycopodium in different clinical condition
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
7.1 Source of data:
Sample of 30 cases will be taken who visit Homoeopathic out patient department, In patient department, Peripheral clinics and village camps of
Father Muller Homoeopathic medical college as per inclusion criteria
7.2 Method of collection of data:
The data will be collected by purposive sampling method and processed
In a standardized case record.
Every case will be analyzed reference to material medica and repertory will be taken whenever required.
The potency selection and repetition of the doses will be done according to demand of the case ,with consideration of susceptibility, sensitivity, suppression, the level of similarity ,functional changes, structural changes, vitality and underlying miasm .
The group of people will be selected from both sexes within age group of 10 to 60 years
Patients suffering from chronic complaints
1 .patients below 10 yrs and above 60 yrs will not be selected for the study.
2. patient terminally ill who require life support
3. patients suffering from malignant disease
Lycopodium clavatum is an effective constitutional medicine
Lycopodium is not effective as a constitutional medicine.
7.3 Does the study require any investigations to be conducted on patients, or other humans (or animals)? If so please describe briefly.
As per treatment concerned of the disease.
7.4 Has ethical clearance been obtained from your institution in case of 7.3?
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