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

15.  Dioscorea Villosa in the Treatment of Brown sugar Addiction

Dr. Prabhat Kulshreshtha, Agra

During the treatment of Drug-addiction, when a particular drug is withdrawn, the addict experiences a number of unpleasant symptoms both somatic as well as psychological, these are called withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are specific to a particular type of intoxicant and their intensity varies from one person to another, depending upon the binding of that drug to opiate receptors in the body mainly the brain and rest of the central nervous system. In context to brown sugar addiction, which is considered to be one of the commonest addictions according to the data collected from various De-addiction Centres all over India, the symptoms that we observe in majority of these patients during the phase of drug withdrawal, are various types of pains - viz generalized body ache (constant dull-ache type), specified pains in calf muscles (excruciating type), headache (throbbing type or dull ache) and abdominal pain (griping & colicy type). Among homoeopathic medicines various drugs have been found to be useful to alleviate these pains of brown sugar withdrawal viz. Avena Sativa, Passiflora etc. (Sharma & Chauhan 1990). Dioscorea Villosa (wild yam) is considered to be a useful medicine for almost all types of pains - abdominal colics' pains In upper and lower extremity and various headaches (Boericke, 1927, Clarke, 1978,Allen 1980, Ghosh 1981). Dioscorea is considered to be a ‘Polycrest remedy’ since It works in multiple symptoms, Upon mind it has a sedative and tranquillizing effect. It relieves pressure and pain pertaining to head. It ameliorates severe abdominal pain In hands & fingers, fleeting pains from front to back, specific pains of internal organs like liver and kidney, pain increasing on bending like spondylitic pain and sciatica.

Material and Methods

This study was conducted on 50 brown - sugar. addicts admitted as indoor patients at ‘Prabhat’ De-addiction Centre, Agra. All the subjects were male belonging to age range 20 to 25 years and low middle socio-economic group. They were examined physically as well as psychiatrically in order to exclude any major physical and mental illness, associated. All these subjects started experiencing pain approximately 18-24 hrs after their last dose of intoxicant.


Dioscorea

was administered in the form of mother tincture (Q), 30 drops 3 times a day. Their pain was measured on a five- point scale every day after Discorea administration.


Results & Discussion

Majority of patients started feeling a little relief in pain 2nd day onwards. There was a marked relief on 4th day In the pains of lower and upper extremities. These scores are sent for statistical analysis. The data was found to be statistically significant on ‘T’ test. The findings are supporting our previous findings i.e. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be successfully controlled by homoeopathic medicines viz Avena Sativa & Passiflora (Sharma and Chauhan 1990). Boerike, Clarke, Ghosh & Sidhankar have also mentioned the beneficial effect of Dioscorea in various disorders of nervous system including the brain disorder caused by alcohol, morphine and related drugs. This drug probably acts on receptor binding of opiates, by inhibiting the nerve impulse conduction it decreases the pain sensitivity and manifests as a relief in pain.


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