Chikungunya

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Chikungunya

Chikungunya- a viral self limiting illness but causing prolonged joint pain even after clinical recovery in many affected persons. Homoeopathy has effective medicines in the management of chikungunya through symptomatic approach. Chikungunya was first detected and confirmed in TANZANIA in 1952-53 by isolation of chikungunya virus. This virus was first isolated from patients with suspected dengue fever. Chikungunya is a local word in Makonde language, meaning doubling up owing to excruciating joint pains. In India the first outbreak was in Kolkata in 1963-64 and another in Chennai in 1965 which gave rise to 3, 00,000 cases in Chennai city alone. Later there was no epidemic of chikungunya for 40 long years.

Diet and Diseases

Monday, May 11th, 2009

– Dr Prasanna Kumar K. BHMS, MD( Hom) Indiscriminate eating is a pandemic problem.  If you know ‘WHAT-WHEN-HOW MUCH’ about eating patterns you can certainly prevent  many diseases.  Old saying goes “one who knows to eat properly will be free from diseases and one who knows to speak properly will be free from fights and […]

Tumor markers and its significance in clinical practice

Monday, May 11th, 2009

– Dr Prasanna Kumar K. BHMS, MD( Hom) Knowledge of tumor markers is essential in diagnosis and to determine the prognosis of a cancer.  Many carcinomas finally land up in Homoeopathic clinic for gentle palliation when they have no other choice. Hence it is essential for a Homoeopath to have a thorough knowledge of various […]

A case of hypomania

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

– Dr Prasanna Kumar K. BHMS, MD( Hom) It was on Thursday evening, when I was seeing a patient inside my consultation room a loud noise was heard from waiting room.  I just called the receptionist to know what was wrong over there. She said that one Mr.  X (name not disclosed) is saying repeatedly […]