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Malaria & Homoeopathy

I was just in west Africa and successfully treated many people for malaria. I am looking for grants to return and continue this work. I need more time to do follow-ups and catagorize the remedies used in the two different regions I visited. Is anyone else out there doing similar work - treating malaria with homoeopathic remedies?
  adjoa on 2006-09-01
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I don't have any answers for you, but would you be willing to share what remedies you tend to use or what particular issues you run into there? Thanks!
Daisy43 last decade
I treated about 30 cases of malaria and used 9 different remedies. As you know, there is no particular remedy except the one called for by the patient's symptoms, but what I noticed is that there tended to be regional types of malaria. The coastal people suffering from malaria tended to require certain remedies and the inland sufferers tended to have a different grouping of symptoms thus a different set of remedies. I haven't charted out all my data yet, but Ars was the most used remedy for the coastal type and Nat-m was mostly called for with the inland/northern region sufferers. Although, there were other remedies such as puls, ip, sep, etc. As always, getting the patient's particular symptoms along with some generals and mentals is the key to finding the appropriate remedy.
adjoa last decade
That's interesting, adjoa, thanks!
Daisy43 last decade
question for daisy43 - I've been reading some of your replies and am wondering where/what you've studied - your understanding seems 'similar' to mine.
adjoa last decade
Yes...the homeopathic medicine for Malaria is :

China Q or
China 30c...

to be administered frequently.

Very effective....takes away shivering and brings down the fever. Also revives the patient's health.

Other homeo-meds can be used side by side depending upon symptomology.

Best wishes,
Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
adjoa, I'm not a homeopath, just a lay person with a great fascination in classical homeopathy. My limited knowledge is self-taught (books and internet). I see a homeopath for chronic issues and I'm learning what I can about acute and first aid treatment (for myself and my pets).

Also, from the standpoint of public health policy, it is very discouraging that my country (USA) is overall so skeptical about such a fine and relatively affordable system of health care. So, your work on malaria caught my eye.
Daisy43 last decade
'Also, from the standpoint of public health policy, it is very discouraging that my country (USA) is overall so skeptical about such a fine and relatively affordable system of health care.'

Sadly this is all too true, though one can easily see the reason why. The big pharmaceuticals have been very successful at convicing the general public that drugs is the only viable and scientific option. The reasoning is flawed but it's seemingly very hard for Americans to understand this. It isn't that one method is right and the other wrong. There are conditions for which drugs are helpful at least as a temporary palliative, and conditions for which homoeopathy and other natural rememdies work better.

For example, I cured a case of chronic asthma for which I was on steroids for 14 years by taking merely apple cider vinegar (and being otherwise careful with my diet). Whenever I began to wheeze I took some ACV and the wheezing went away. After only a few days Iwasn't taking steroids or any ohter durgs anymore. Believe me, it was that simple.

But try telling that to the big pharmas. They'll simply dismiss it out of hand, even though most of their drugs are discoveered by University students doing research projects.

Or put it this way: how will they make money from my simple remedy? They can't, since it's just too easy for any Tom Dick or Harry to manafacture, and it can't be classified as a prescriptive drug so that it might be retricted to manufacture by themselves. So they seek to discredit it.
And actually, homoeopathic and other such remedies have it over drugs in that they'
re generally non-toxic and can help to effect much more permanent cures.
Simonc last decade
Thats it !!!

That is why so many Americans are suffering....and the big pharmas are trying to influence the governments in Asia also to impose 'their rules' in the marketplace.

So much anti-people activity.
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Absolutely, PankaJ!

Sadly I think they might be successful for a long time to come. It's a simple but sad truth that 'he who has the gold makes the rules.'

But that shouldn't stop the genuine healers like yourself from continuing to assist humanity. That's a very worthy occupation (among the worthiest), that has my highest admiration.
Simonc last decade
Thanks !!
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
seems like my post got away from me.

I originally posted on this site to find other classical homoeopaths who are/were working with malaria. One reply stated that China was 'the remedy'. In my five years of schooling, I've never come across any statements in the classical texts that claim any remedy for any disease, because homoeopathy does not treat disease per se, it treats individuals that are sick/out of balance as indicated by their specific/individual symptoms. With my work in West Africa, I found that even with malaria, each person had their own unique stamp on the 'disease' - therefore utilizing only one remedy would not have been as effective. I used about 10 different remedies in varying potencies and had exremely effective results. I usually only had to dose the patients once(two cases needed the next higher potency of their remedy). China was used for 1 patient out of the 32 patients I treated - I used it because based on the patient's symptoms, I repertorized to it.
adjoa last decade
adjoa, if you haven't already, you could also ask the homeopaths at hpathy.com and otherhealth.com. Gina is a classical homeopath who has worked with malaria in Indonesia. Some others may have had experience with it as well.
Daisy43 last decade
hey daisy, thanks for the web suggestions!, also, I wanted to let you know that I'm based in California, my school is in the SF Bay Area. The school offers an online course for those who want to delve a little more deeply into classical homoeopathic acute prescribing. Anyway, thanks for following the thread and giving me some leads.
adjoa last decade
That is the problem with 'pure' classical homeopaths....they spend months to find out 'that single medicince'....by that time the patient has passed into oblivion !!!!

You can have perfect eye sight....and still be 'blind' to your environment....we all make choices every day......success depends upon the choices we make or we made !!!!!!

Best / Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
I would see 3 patients, it would take me about 10-15 minutes to get each case, and then I worked out those cases within 20-30 minutes and gave all those 3 patients their remedies. I would ask them to wait while I saw the next 3 patients and worked out their cases. At that point I would check in with the first 3 patients and if they felt well I let them go asking them to check in with me the next day as to their malaria symtpoms. Only 2 patients out of 30 needed a change of remedy. I saw most all of my patients in and about the town I was in and none of them fell sick with malaria again during my time there.

I'm not sure why you feel the need to make statements about how long classical homoeopaths work on cases and that our patients pass into oblivion, but what you are saying on my post to this forum is inappropriate. I think the best thing to do at this point is that you stop reading my posts and stop making deragatory remarks concerning my work especially since you don't know anything what I've been doing.
adjoa last decade
Well...those remarks were not directed towards you ...those were general remarks against homeopaths who act exacly as I said in that post....and I have seen quite a few of them.

Here also you see rasingh's thread...where even after 3 and a half months Sharma is asking her to keep repeating a med that is working as a pallative and not as a curative.

In the first place...the patient could have taken 2/3 meds with time gaps and would have seen a cure by this time.

Best / Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
I have just seen your comments about use of 'China" for Malaria.

May I inform you that 'China'...full name 'Cinchona Officinalis"...made from the Peruvian Bark...was discovered as a medicine during the time of a Malaria Epedemic.....and was used at that time for treating effectively the Malaria Fever.

Eversince it has had a special place in homeopathic texts.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
May I also inform you that Quinine...the medicine used by allopaths for Malaria is made from the Cinchona tree or the Peruvian Bark.

The homeopathic medicine 'China" is also made from the same tree....Peruvian Bark.

See this to read more about it:


If you are a homeopath...I thought you would know this!!

Best / Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Iam reproducing below two paragraphs from the same site:

Cinchona was believed to have originated from the slopes of the Andes in South America. It is believed to have gotten its name from the Countess of Chinchon, wife of the Spanish Viceroy of Peru, who in 1638 fell desperately ill with malaria. Fortunately, she was cured using the ancient herbal remedy of 'quinquina' bark, and in her honour, the tree was named Cinchona (Hobhouse,1987). After that incident however, the anti-malarial value of Cinchona became more widely recognised and the demand for it grew so much that supply could not keep up with demand. So valuable was the bark that at one point of time, the cost of the bark powder was often matched by its weight in gold. This prompted the wanton uncontrolled harvesting of the bark, which led to the severe decimation of the tree in its native habitat.

Interestingly enough, it was an illicit act that saved the Cinchona tree from extinction. Because Cinchona trees were so valuable, Peruvian officials strictly prohibited their export. However in the 1860s, some British and Dutch adventurers managed to smuggle a few seedlings out of the country, and they used them to set up large plantations in Java. Up until the Second World War, these plantations supplied almost 95% of the world's requirements of quinine. Ironically, seeds from these plantations were then later returned back Central America to establish plantations.


Best / Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Hi Adjoa

I could not agree more that statements like XYZ is a remedy shows a rather absent understanding of the Homoeopathic philosophy.

I have myself treated a few cases of Malaria succesfuly based on strict individualization. In my case files, i can find 22 cases, out of which 11 required Arsenic, 4 were treated with Chininum Sulph., 3 by Nat-m and 1 each by Nux. v., Chincona, Gels. and Ipecac.

Hope to listen more from you soon.
Niel Madhavan last decade

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