Homoeopathy and Cancer


CancerModern medical management of cancer does not ensure a prolonged disease-free period after using conventional therapy without using strong anti-cancer medication in many cases. However, it has been proved that a miasmatic approach in homoeopathy has prevented cancer for a long time from ‘killing its host’. This approach does not treat the disease but the patient as an individual having a disease condition and on how he/she reacts to the disease physically, mentally and spiritually.


Cancer is a malignant disease of the cells that have lost their normal control mechanism and thus have unregulated growth. Cancer can develop in any tissue within any organ or system.


Now due to excessive publicity in the newspapers, TV, films about cancer and its treatment, it has become a ‘medical problem’. When a great political leader or a renowned doctor dies of cancer, or when a king or queen dies of cancer, it becomes news. All these daily news create fear of cancer. Thus fear of dying from cancer is the greatest killer of patients who have cancer. Fear of the disease is an obstacle in overcoming the sickness and a hindrance in the recovery of cancer patients and it leads him/her to die bit by bit. This is where homoeopathy can be a real help.


A cancer, if given sufficient time, will kill its host but it has been proved that a miasmatic approach has prevented cancer for a long time from ‘killing its host’. The discovery of the three great miasms by Hahnemann is a boon to mankind in treating chronic diseases, especially cancer, by homoeopathic potentised medicines. Our approach to cancer and the patient is quite different from other medical systems. Once a cancer patient, he is for lifetime a cancer patient. He is always in remission stage and not cured. Any day, time, age, he/she can have a recurrence due to any circumstances or causes. I have many patients who stopped treatment as they had no complaint, but after 3, 5, 10, or 15 years, they come back for treatment for the same progressive condition. They were in remission stage, not cured. Miasms play a very important part in the evolution of diseases especially in cancers and chronic diseases.


Homoeopathy does not have any specific medicine or treatment for specific diseases. No two cases are the same. In homoeopathy, individualism is the core factor in the treatment of the patient. We do not treat the disease but the patient as an individual having a disease condition and on how he/she reacts to the disease, physically, mentally and spiritually.


Being a cancer patient myself for more than 50 years with spindle cell sarcoma which was highly malignant with secondaries in the lung, it opened my mind to treat other cancer patients through homoeopathy.


We do have patients who have lived for more than 45 years, and terminal cases who have lived for 2 to 4 years. Many such cases have reached the 5-year ‘survival period’.


We treat the individual as a whole with the indicated medicine, miasmatic medicine and organopathic medicine (according to the involved organ or system of the body, after considering the sphere of action of the medicine).


Illustrative case study

Mr U., a 60-year-old man, was diagnosed as a case of adenocarcinoma prostate. All relevant investigations revealed no distant metastasis. His PSA was 30.10 ng/ml on 27th May 2003. PSA is prostate specific antigen, on an average, a value less than 0.4 ng/ml suggests very low risk of carcinoma. He underwent bilateral orchidectomy on 30.5.03 and radiation therapy was given 37 times from August to September 2003. His PSA level decreased to PSA 0.07 ng/ml (as on April 2004). However this level started increasing afterwards and reached 0.85 ng/ml during December 2004, which was indicating a possibility of recurrence. At that time, the patient started taking homoeopathy. Considering all his physical and mental symptoms, he was given Causticum, Medorrhinum and Sabal serrulata in their appropriate potencies. After administering the chosen drugs, the PSA level decreased gradually to touch a low of 0.03 ng/ml during May 2005. Over a period of the next 3 years, it increased a little to 0.4 ng/ml ( as on October 2008) and stabilised at that level.


This study shows the efficacy of homoeopathic remedies in preventing recurrence of carcinoma. At present we do not have sufficient data in homoeopathy for the treatment of various types of cancer. We have to study, understand and make deep inroads in our understanding of the human body to know how miasms create an imbalance and disequilibrium.

Dr. Ramanlal P. Patel, D.M.S., D.F. Hom. (London), L.M. (Dublin) is founder and Head of the Dr. R.P Patel Institute of Homoeopathy for Research and Education, Vadadora, Gujarat, India.


Source: http://www.namahjournal.com/doc/actual/homoeopathy-and-cancer-vol-22-iss-1.html


About Author

Born on 1st August, 1926 in a small village, named Subhanpura, Baroda, Gujarat State, India. He had an early education in village school and then in high school at Baroda. Took active part in “Quit India” movement. Passed Matriculation with distinction in Mathematics in 1945. Joined Baroda Science College in 1945. He joined Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College in 1947. As a student he took active part for improvement of the college and the hospital. Passed D. M. S. of General Council and State Faculty of Homoeopathic Medicine, Calcutta in 1951 with Hon’s in Pathology and went to U. K. in October, 1951 to attend Post- Graduate course at Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London, England. He worked in Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow; under Dr. T. D. Ross, Dr. Boyd and Dr. Paterson. Attended children Homoeopathic Hospital under the care of Dr. Hactor Machwill, Dr. H. E. Boyd and Dr. Thomas Ferguson Stewart. Also attended Post-graduate course, in Glasgow, in 1952. Went to Stuttgart, Germany, to attend Post-graduate course in Homoeopathy at Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart, 1952-53. Studied under late Dr. Otto Lesser for 9 months and afterwards visited Homoeopathic institutions in Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and returned to India in 1954. He also attended Post-graduate course in Homoeopathy conducted by the American Institute of Homoeopathy, and American Foundation of Homoeopathy; U.S.A. in 1962. He was appointed as Chief Homoeopathic Physician to Fr. Muller’s Homoeopathic Hospital, Mangalore in 1954. Resigned and started practice at Baroda. Was called to serve the cause of Homoeopathy in Kerala by Late Dr. A. R. Menon, Health Minister of Kerala. Took charge of the Athurasramam Homoeopathic Medical College in 1958 as Principal in its infancy when the Late Dr. A. R. Menon, then the Health Minister promised 100 beds Homoeopathic Hospital attached to the College. He now resides in Baroda and continues to work at the R. P. Patel Institute of Homeopathy for research and education. His grandson Dr. Gopal Patel is a homeopath too and focuses mostly on Cancer cases.

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