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Specimen case-I

Specimen Case 1 Describe all your present complaints, first the most troublesome ones, then others. As far as possible, try to provide the following details about each complaint with date of its start, if possible: i. Nature of the complaint ii. Seat of the complaint iii. Conditions and circumstances which cause increase, decrease or relief of the complaint iv. At what time of the day or night is the complaint worse? v. Any cause for this particular complaint? Food allergies- small red rashes appear as an Continue reading →

Online consultation

Online consultation with Dr. Fakir Dr. Fakir provides online consultation to the patients who do not have access to good homeopathic care in their area. If you are new to homeopathy, Dr. Fakir’s approach may seem weird to you but those who have consulted him in the past highly appreciate his painstaking approach. Since an online consultation is quite different from a consultation in the clinic, this requires a different approach to getting information about the patient and his/her problems. Dr. Fakir uses a (general) Continue reading →

A case of enlarged prostate and prolapsus ani in a 56 year old patient

This case shows, how homeopathy can help manage a complicated case like the one appearing in the following lines. The patient visited first in October 2005 and continued visiting on and off until August 2013 for management of his problems which, according to the doctors he had consulted in the past, had no solution except surgery. He had an enlarged prostate, urination was painful, had to wait 10-12 minutes before the flow started, urine was burning, had pain root of urethra, urinary frequency was increased Continue reading →

Homoeopathy, its paradoxical laws and science

By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad, Homoeopath, Karachi, Pakistan Homoeopathy is based on the law of similars – let likes be cured by likes – which in everyday language means that medicinal substances have both sickness-causing and sickness-removing properties and their actions provoke diametrically opposite reactions on the sick and the healthy i.e. they cure in the sick what they cause in the healthy. Paradoxical though it may sound but cumulative clinical experience of over 200 years has established that drug substances act differently on the healthy Continue reading →

Defining a homoeopath

By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad, Homoeopath, Karachi, Pakistan A Paanwala in Bakra Piri area of Karachi is called Doctor Saheb by the people who come to him to have a medicine prescribed. He prescribes homoeopathic combinations. A salesman at a homoeopathic store in Aram Bagh is also called Doctor Saheb by the people who come to him to get medication for an illness. An owner of a homoeopathic medical store at Aram Bagh Road also prescribes homoeopathic medicines and an Imam (or perhaps Mauzin) of a Continue reading →

Single versus multiple remedies Symptoms versus lab findings Precision versus guesswork Individualization versus routinism

By Ahmad Fakir Muhammad, Homoeopath, Karachi, Pakistan Lately, some Homoeopaths have started ordering unnecessary tests as their counter-parts in allopathic practice do. Another trend, clearly an imitation of allopathic practice, is to prescribe patent medicines with abandon. That their practice is against the basic laws and principles of homoeopathy hardly needs to be restated. When confronted with objections from their peers, they advance the following arguments to justify their practice: We work in a highly competitive situation. The patients have high expectations and if we Continue reading →