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lecithin in pregnancy

my wife, who is seven months pregnant now, has anaemia and lack of appetite. can i give her lecithin 3X to correct this? as homeopathic lecithin is prepared from animal brain, would it be safe to give it in pregnancy? will it do any harm to the brain of the growing foetus?
  pcthahir on 2009-12-24
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Lecithin is suggested for nursing women in Dr. W Boericke's MM. Hence it should be safer.

Let other experts reading this comment on it.

If this is ever your concern, you can consider taking NATRUM MUR 6x and CALC PHOS 6x alternately for Anaemia and loss of appetite.(both cell salts, one in the morning and the other in the evening)

From plant origin: ALETRIS FARINOSA Q (2 drops, twice a day) is another one

Reva V
Reva V last decade
You may want to try the following tissue salt regime that is extremely useful in pregnancy:

2 & 6: CF MP FP
3 & 7: CF MP NM
4 & 8: CF Sil NM
5 & 9: CF Sil FP
srisri last decade
what is aletris farinosa for? is it for lack of appetite or anaemia or for both?
i have already given her the required biochemic remedies. but hemoglobin level remains below 10. of course boericke mentions it for nursing women. my doubt is, whether lecithin obtained from animal brain which is supposed to be less developed than human brain will do harm to the brain development of the foetus. boericke aalso writes that lecithin is good for intellectual exhaustion. i am not able to take a decision. i would be happy if you could all subject this for discussion. what is the role of boerhavia diffusa Q alfalfa Q and avena sativa in anaemia and lack of appetite? is it necessary that ferrum phos should be given in 3X potency to enhance hemoglobin level? boericke says so.
pcthahir last decade
Boericke's advice: (The treatment of disease with the twelve tissue remedies by W Boericke)

Improve the general health with Calc Phos 3x and Natrum Mur 12x alternately (not together) and then either add or replace with Ferrum Phos 3x when the body is ready to assimilate.

I have carefully verified that these two medicines together are never as effective as giving them alternately.

The value of Natrum Mur 12x is described by Boericke in one of his book. I will find and post it later.


Lecithin accelerates the heart (verified it several times). During laxtation (loss of animal fluid), it is common for the pulse to go down (esp if weak) and hence this medicine comes handy to help.

Aletris: Relaxed condition (which can contribute to poor assimilation), of the organs is the key for Aletris. Since this is a nutrition remedy (a good food), it can be given. So do Avena Sativa (Common Oats)

If you could give me the temperature of her body, we can know why she did not respond to your common remedies.

How to measure:
When: Early in the morning, before getting up from bed.
Instructions: Buy a good quality digital thermometer and place it under the arm first. Hold it there tightly for a minute or two (for the sensor to heat) and then turn it on. Repeat the measurement to make sure there is no error in measurement

Please do this once in the morning and once in the evening (when she is sort of tired).

The temperature is a great indication of her assimilation power and a great diagnostic value.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
for the past one month or so she has become hot and sweaty. earlier she was a cold type. now she always prefers to lie under the fanand she wears minimum dress inside the house. does it give you any idea about her body temperature? but they say that this feeling hot and sweaty during pregnancy is quite common due to hormonal changes. what about bio number 26? even now her pulse rate has slightly increased. i think this is because her heart might be pumping more blood to benefit the foetus since haemoglobin in her blood is slightly lowto ensure proper oxygenation to the foetus. but though her pulse is fast, it is weak. what does thisactually indicate?
pcthahir last decade
feeling hot is more of incomplete toxin removal.

Please indicate the health of the following:
- lungs - deep breathing and clean air surrounding
- urinary symptoms?
- constipation?
- skin?

Temperature is more defenite indication. When you indicate temperature, also please include her Blood Pressure

Earlier cold type is weakend system. It appears it is recently building toxin, due to poor toxin removal.

Chronic Diseases by Dr. W Burgess has a lot more details on this diagnostics.

Both need to be done:
- help eliminate toxins.
- build strength

Reva V
Reva V last decade
dear reva,
recently we saw pinworms or threadworms in her stool and she has slight occasional night itching. but her bowel movement is okay. is it possible that a person with good bowel movement will develot worm infestation? can i give her teucrium at this stage of pregnancy safely? kindly also see my latest post in this forum.
pcthahir last decade
dear reva, have you found boericke's advice on nat mur 12X? if yes, please post it for me in this forum. is it necessary that one should give nat mur 12X and not 6X?
pcthahir last decade
The book that has Natrum Mur 12x suggested is:

The treatment of disease with the twelve tissue remedies by W Boericke (not the book by Boericke and Dewey)

With NM, higher is better. 12x or even 30x. 12x works, which I verified many times.

I would suggest to increase the bowel health with Podophylum 6c (taken once a day, every night for 1 week)than the pinworm remedy (Teuc). This is pregnancy safe (Boericke). This is my specific for grinding teeth of kids due to worms and works promptly and permanently.

I did not see you posting the temperature (BB). Urinary retention are most often seen as a mild swelling in the feel (pressing with fingers is a easy diagnosis) I guess you decided to take only bowel health now.

I would suggest to make a good diagnostics and address with a good treatment plan with higher confidence than trying one and waiting long.

Choice is yours in any case.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
thank you very much, reva. now she has slight swelling in her ankles and hands. they say that this is almost common in pregnancy. i don't know whether this has got anything to do with urinary retention. she has also developed carpal tunnel syndrome. this also is a common health problem associated with pregnancy. she has slight improvement in her oedema when i give her NM 6X. should i move on to 12X? NM 30X is not available here. can i think of NM30C instead?
pcthahir last decade
Although retention of toxins due to ineffective kidney function (as seen by swelling) can be common, it is not necessarily healthy to leave it untreated, since it is common.

The feeling of hot is what is indicating the toxin retention. Worms (poor bowel health) and swelling (poor kidney health) is a confirmation.

I will wait for you to post the temperature

If you want to help with swelling, Natrum Mur 12x or even 30x can be given, but intermittently Apis Mel 30c will be needed to complement the action (2 times a week, while Natrum Mur 12x is given every day)

With you and your family a Happy New Year

Reva V
Reva V last decade
nat mur 12X once a daily will do? NM 30X is not available here. can i use NM30C instead? what about the dosage in the case of 30C?
pcthahir last decade
12x better. once a day is good.
Reva V last decade

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