INDEX

S.NO. ARTICLE AUTHOR
1 A Comparison of the remedy picture with the phychological profice of the cancer personality Dr. Harsh Nigam M.B.B.S., M.D., M.F. (Hom.), Kanpur
2 Chronic Renal Failure Dr. Harsh Nigam M.B.B.S., M.D., M.F. (Hom.), Kanpur
3 CLINICAL VERIFICATION OF HOMOEOPATHIC DRUGS IN PSORIASIS Dr. Rajeev Shukla B.Sc., B.H.M.S. (Hons London),Kanpur
4 BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS AND ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHILDREN Dr. Manish Jain B.Sc., B.H.M.S., H.M.D. (LON), Kanpur
5 PROBLEMS OF MENTALLY SUBNORMAL ADOLESCENTS Dr.Kanta Chhabra D.I. (HOM)London, Kanpur
6 MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME Dr. Poonam Sharma B.H.M.S , Kanpur
7 HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF AIDS Dr. Durgesh Gupta, Lucknow
8 SPORTS INJURIES & HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT Dr. Anil Kumar Jain (Lucknow)
9 When your hand refuses to write Dr. Jintendra Shukla, Lucknow
10 PROSTATE AND HOMOEOPATHY Dr. Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Kanpur
11 SCOPE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN HEAD INJURY Dr. Santosh Tiwari, Kanpur
12 IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Dr. Parth Sarthi Sharma , Agra
13 ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN SURGICAL CASES DR. PAWAN PAAREEK ,AGRA
14 Dioscorea Villosa in the Treatment of Brown sugar Addiction Dr. Prabhat Kulshreshtha, Agra
15 Psoriasis & Vitiligo DR ABHISHEK BHARTI, Sitapur
16 THE BLOOD AND BLOOD CANCER Dr. Rajendra Kumar ,Ghaziyabad
17 CHOLESTEROL AND THE HEART Dr. Rajendra Kumar,Ghaziyabad
18 Gall Bladder Stone & Kidney Stone Dr. Rajendra Kumar,Ghaziyabad
19 CANCER Dr. Rajendra Kumar,Ghaziyabad
20 OBESITY Dr. Rajendra Kumar ,Ghaziyabad
21 RECOMENDATIONS OF DIET FOR VARIOUS DISORDERS
22 मानव स्वास्थ निरोगी शरीर Dr. Ashok Kumar , Kanpur
23 अपराध और होमियोपैथी Dr. K.L Adarsh, Kanpur
24 होमियोपैथी के द्वारा कैंसर का इलाज़ संभव Dr. Sayad Manzar Azami,Kanpur
25 गाय और बैश भैंस के बंधत्वा और होमियोपैथी उपचार Dr. S.K. Parihaar,Lucknow

1.   A Comparison of the remedy picture with the phychological profice of the cancer personality

- Dr. Harsh Nigam M.B.B.S., M.D., M.F. (Hom.)
Website: www.medicalhomoeopathy.in

CARCINOSIN, CANCER AND PSYCHOLOGY


With the incidence of cancer rising, it is no surprise that the prescriptions for carcinosin are increasing too. Whether the judicious use of Carcinosin will reduce the future number of cancers remains to be seen. Thanks to the work of Donald Foubister and those that followed in his footsteps, a coherent picture of the carcinosin personality has emerged from proving. and sound clinical experience. It is extremely close to the Type C/ Cancer personality described by psychologists. There is now firm evidence that the psychological profile of a person affects their susepitbility to disease. Psycho-Neuroimmunology provides the mechanism behind the inter play of emotions and physical disease. There are many in which the resince of an individual may be increased in the face of a disadvantaged start to life as in the Carcinosin scenario. No longer can "conventional" Medicine ignore the fundamental unity of mind, body and soul. To quote George Vithoulkas "disease is the discipline of the human being in its upward march for spiritual evolution." Carcinosin is a very deep acting remedy which brings about profound changes in our patients on every level of their existence. David Lilley says that cancer is the "ultimate healing". With such a wonderful remedy as Carcinosin, healing can begin prior to the manifestation of physical disease.


HISTORY OF CARCINOSIN


Carcinosin was first introduced as a palliative remedy for the treatment of malignancy by Kent, Comptom Burnett and J.H.Clarke also used the remedy. In addition to palliative uses, they noticed the miasmatic traits and psychological components albeit in a primitive rudimentary form. Boericke added rheumatism, abdominal bloating and indigestion to the potential uses. The major contribution to the evolution of the Materia Medica of Carcinosin was by Donald Foubister in the 1950's. The proving done by Templeton and Hui Bon Hoa added further valuable information. Foubister's interest in the remedy was ignited when he saw two children born to mothers with breast cancer and was struck by the similarities in their appearance - the blue-sclerotic, café au lait spots and multiples moles - and their presenting symptom, insomnia. Using astute clinical observa

tion and meticulous records of over 200 cancer cases, in his Pediatric clinics, he published "clinical impressions of carcinosin". in the British homoeopathic journal in 1954. Already in this paper are very clear instructions of the mental state of the remedy. The suppression of emotions, prolonged fear and unhappiness, anticipatory anxiety, intense sympathy empathy, the inability to stand up for oneself, fastidiousness, emotional insecurity, sensitivity to reprimand, aversion to consolation and the gentle disposition of the "good" child are well described. Interestingly, the mental symptoms of one child are under - emphasised, because of "the shock and grief of her mother's death from cancer". The frame- work of all the physical symptoms that are associated with cancer miasm is also evident. Foubister also noted the strong family history of other diathetic conditions. Despite Kent's assertion that cancer was the result of suppressed psora. It is now generally believed in homoeopathic circles, that it is a multi-miasmatic condition, as suggested by Paterson. Later Foubister, supplied with operation samples from the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, produced a selection of remedies from various tumours.He found these far more potent than the original and advised they be used with caution. These newer carcinosin have never been formally proved and probably do represent a slightly different drug picture. In this book "Tutorials in Homoeopathy" Foubister demonstrates a few keynotes of the remedies. With Foubister's assertion that this was a constitutional remedy as well as a nosode, more homeopath's began to use the remedy and other indications for its use came to light. Paschero in Argentina found Carcinosin reduced the incidence of keloid scars after plastic surgery and Shapiro added it to the list of remedies for the ill effects of vaccination. Over the years there have been a lot of valuable contributions to the understanding of carcinosin, which elaborate on the basic picture as resented by Foubister.


THE REMEDY PICTURE OF CARCINOSIN


It is essential that homeopaths have a good understanding of the remedy picture of Carcinosin in order to make use of such valuable remedy. As the incidence of cancer increases, there is great potential for its use. Homoeopaths may be divided into two groups as to the place of the remedy in cancer and this can be traced back to Kent's comment on its use in palliative treatment. Foubister held a contrary opinion stating that " the further away you get from the actual cancer, as in childhood, more useful Carcinosin is as a constitutional remedy". He also states that "it is not without danger to give Carcinosin to cancer suspects".


THE INHERITANCE OF CARCINOSIN


According to Foubister, the Carcinosin child is often born into a family with a higher than average incidence of serious illness, such as tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia and cancer. The combination of three classic Hahnemannian miasms, sora, sycosis and syphills, plus the tubercular diathesis (syco-syphilitic) produce the Carcinosin miasm. A genetic predisposition for cancer is well recognized, for example in breast and colonic cancer (familial polyposis coli.) However not all members of the family express the cancer so other factors must be at play. Phenotype results from the interplay between genotype and the environment.


THE GRIEF OF CARCINOSIN


Foubister noted that cancer was more common on the material side of the family. Early grief and the subsequent discruption of the family unit affects "the development of personality, coping ability and social competence. The same is true of pronounced material discord and the lack of adequate parental emotion and affiliation and stimulation". These stresses have implications on the immune system, which will be discussed later. In view of the family history, it is not surprising to find carcinosin listed under ailments form grief.


CARCINOSIN AND TOO MUCH PARENTAL CONTROL


Carcinosin feature under the rubrics for ailments from abuse, yet there is little mention of this until recently in the literature. Clarke noted that it was useful in treating "depraved inherited conditions in the children, such as infantile self-abuse." This closely echoes the prolonged fear and unhappiness quoted by Foubister although he does not mention a specific cause.


PHYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PARENTAL CONTROL


According to Milton Erickson, a betrayal of trust can lead to hopelessness, a sense of lack of self worth, fear of being alone or of abandonment, and a lack of emotional boundaries. In addition there is the associated guilt that may lead to a sense of over-responsibility for other and self loathing. All of these characteristics have been described in the Carcinosin personality. Emotional and verbal abuse has destructive effect on the child's developing character and these experiences may lead to characteristic behavioral patterns. Tinus Smits explains the role of the father figure in the child's development. "The father is the symbol of self confidence, of strength, of social position and the realisation of the possibilities of the child." Domination, harsh upbringing and excessive parental control are all potentially damaging to the child. In an attempt to avoid criticism, the child may behave impeccably, be "too well behaved". Suppressing their natural spirit, their "inner child".

Many Carcinosin children grow up believing that their parent's love is conditional on good behavior and academic achievements. This may lead to performance anxiety and perfectionist tendencies in later life. Over-anxious or overprotective parents may also stunt their child's development. The constant striving for perfection is considered by many authors to be a classic trait amongst those requiring Carcinosin, as a need for control in their life. Brain Kalpan describes the essence of Carcinosin as "chaos" in order to combat this feeling, fastidiousness and perfectionist traits may occur. External order is a form of compensation for the internal chaos. This behavior may develop into full blown obsessive compulsive disorder.


CARCINOSIN AND EARLY CHILDHOOD


Physically lacking in strength and with further stressing of the immune system, there may be a history of pneumonia and whooping cough in young children and abnormal reactions to childhood infections. Intellectually, the Carcinosin child may be lacking (e.g. Down's syndrome)or very intelligent. Carcinosin is a remedy of cantradictions, possibly as an expression of the underlying sycotic taint, hence there can be dyslexia or an excessive desire to read or a mixture of both. Losing oneself in a book is a form of escapism, as are computer games and television. These pursuits provide an escape from the deep emotional pain that some of these children experience. Dancing also provides an outlet. Art also provides A SANCTUARY OF INNER PEACE, AND IT OPENS UP THE "RIGHT BRAIN". Carcinosin types are very creative


CARCINOSIN AND ADOLESCENES



As the child matures and enters puberty, the identity begins to evolve, a sense of self emerges. Teenage rebelliousness may be excessive in Carcinosin. Eating disorders may develop as a need for control. Addition to alcohol, drugs (including tobacco) or can also be seen. drugs and alcohol numb the mind and later consciousness. Food and can be replacement for the unconditional love these people seek so desperately and that has been denied them. Chaim Rosenthal sees drugs addiction as the ultimate manifestation of the cancer miasm.


CARCINOSIN AND PERSONAL BOUNDARIES


In the Carcinosin personality, there is blurring of the personal boundaries. This leads to a high incidence of co-dependent relationships. There is an empathy for others to an unhealthy degree; tragic events affect them profoundly, possibly as a consequence of the resonance with their own suffering. Carcinosin patients literally feel the pain of other. The lack of personal boundaries might be the explanation for the abnormal sensitivity to medication, acupunture (strong reactors), hypnosis(mesmerism) and also environmental pollutants.


CARCINOSINAND AND SEXUAL HEALTH


Carcinosin is useful in treating many gynaecological conditions, endometriosis menstrual disturbances and polycystic overian syndrome and Disease. It has agreat effect on rugulating hormones whether pituitiary adrenal thyroid pancreatic or sexual.


THE CANCER PERSONALITY AND CARCINOSIN


The close correlation between the Carcinosin personality and these various reports on the cancer personality is striking. Siegel believes that the fundamental issue in cancer patients is a lack of self love in childhood. Eighty percent of his patients were unwanted or treated indifferently as children. There was a distant relationship with the parents, and self worth was not validated. Feelings of inadequacy were compounded by loneliness. He describe the cancer sufferer ia a "compulsive giver". Strong feelings of guilt are present and the person feels they have no control over their own life. Self denial is a way of life. Patients lack an emotional outlet. Siegel describes the findings of Lawrence LeShan who studied the personality of 455 patients with cancer and formalized the concept of the "cancer personality" which has been alluded to form the earliest times. He found them to be very pleasant people who did not express their emotions, Depression related to loss of loved one or loss of occupation preceded tumor formation. Repressed emotions and depression have been consistently shown in studies to be related to the evolution of cancer. Siegel also sites Thomas study at John Hopkins University Medical School. The personality profiles of medical students were correlated yearly with their mental and physical health, over a period of decades. Those that developed cancer had repressed their emotions, especially aggressive ones relating to their own needs. Their personality traits were identical to those students that committed suicide. Psychologist Linda Temoshok has termed the cancer personality as Type C following her work with people with malignant melanoma. She described the pattern of behavior she has identified as a "necessary survival technique" starting in childhood, when the demonstration of emotions was forbidden or discoverged. it was a means of halding stress, Pain and family conflict. There was emotional "flatness" in these patients and their coping strategy was denial.


CANCER AND PSYCHO-NEURO-IMMUNOLOGY


There is mounting scientific evidence for the interaction between mind and body now appearing with a biochemical basis for the mechanism. The immune system is in communication with the central nervous system, automatic nervous system and endorine system through "messenger molecules". The cytokines, lymphokines, interferons and interieukins.These molecules maintain a delicate balance between the limbichypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system and the immune system.


THE AETIOLOGY OF CANCER


The aetiology of cancer is dealt with on an environmental level in the standard medical textbooks. Viruses, carcinogenic chemicals, hormone Imbalances, immuno-supression, lack of certain nutrients and hereditary factors have all been implicated. There is, however, a reluctance to look deeper and consider the susceptibility of the individual to disease. Tumor cells develop with in health. Neuroblastomas and prostatic cancer is often an incidental finding in post mortems of elderly men. The old urology adage of 60% of 60 years old. holds true. Many men die with their malignancy, rather then as a result of it. There is a natural surveillance system that detects abnormal cells and removes them. Only a slight decrease in the immune system function will affect this process of immune vigilance. Carcinogenic viruses act by converting the proto-oncogene into the oncogene which goes on to transcribe abnormal messenger RNA, leading to abnormal protein synthesis. Cancer is the result of faulty cellular communication. In health tumor suppressor cells and DNA repair halt the evolution of neoplasia. As Rossiso elegantly phrases it "cancer essentially is a communication disease at the cellular genetic level." The discovery of interferons, interleukins and tumor necrosis factor has led to a flurry of activity in cancer research to find that elusive "magic bullet". It has proved useless so far as the drugs are highly toxic and kill "innocent cells" as well. There have been conflictiong reports about the importance of psychological factors in the onset of cancer. In homoeopathy great emphasis is placed on the events that preceded the illness. Dohernwend in 1974 demonstrated the importance of significant life style stress and its mechanism of action on the nervous, endocrine and immune systems.


HEALING WITH HOMOEOPATHY


The first reaction to an appropriate remedy, according to homoeopathic philosophy, is a shift in the mental- emotional sphere. Many patients report a review of significant imprint experiences, where a different perspective is attained. "An emotional cleansing a letting go" as one of my patients described the process. Homoeopathy seems to alter one's view of situation and release long buried emotions and events. It is part of the art of the practitioner to assist with this process and guide the patient through to a deep healing. There are numerous stories of women leaving their abusive partners after a dose of Staphysagria. In fact, it is this change in behavior that this is behind the so called soul lesson Cassandra Loris speaks of. Unless the fundamental behavior pattern changes there can not be healing in its true sense.

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