Miss Prasad, 32, came to us about two years ago. Walking with strange steps, due to her swollen feet, a look of anxiety, fear and confusion on her darkened, ashen, waxen face, the face so characteristic of a CRF patient on dialysis, yet, with eyes hopeful of salvation; as she had heard about our clinic’s reputation of treating complicated cases of all sorts. Another reason for her optimism was that she had lived almost a normal life for fourteen years under a great homoeopath Dr. B. R. Sur’ s treatment. While she was suggested to quit studies once she was diagnosed having Nephrotic Syndrome at thirteen years of age, homoeopathy / homeopathy helped her carry on and complete her education and even get a job. Time changed for the worse once the Doctor retired from practice at 94 years of age. And in another three years she was put on dialysis twice a week.
Life on dialysis is a life of limitations. And she had been trying to lead it effectively for the last three years. Water, the sign of life; water, the source of life; water, the mainstay of health; had become a double edged weapon for her. Clutching her little water bottle in her hands, suppressing her strong thirst due to her stronger fears of water retention, she narrated her whole history with a parched and cracking voice due to the excessive dryness in her mouth and throat. Only after much assurance that water would not harm her under proper homoeopathic / homeopathic treatment, did she muster the courage to take a larger drought from the bottle. This fear of water remains so deeply entrenched in her even after two years of treatment she has not increased her intake of water to that of a normal human being, which made her treatment unusually slow and it took almost a year to achieve what we do in a month or two. Yet what she has achieved is not small by any standards. Apart from being able to eat all the prohibited fruits and foods she can now sleep peacefully, live without water retention and concomitant discomforts, she not only got her menses after two years of break, her complexion has brightened up and her dependence on dialysis reduced by more than sixty percent.
While fear of water became the limiting factor in Miss Prasad’s case, love of water became the driving force in Ms. Prabhakar’s, who came to us after seeing Miss Prasad’s improvement. Though, double the age of Miss Prasad, and a diabetic for twelve years, this lady was just reverse in her attitude, a true Punjabi woman, full of courage and zest for life. “Would I have to live my life with just one liter of water a day?” and “Shall I remain dependent on machines for ever? Were her worries to begin with and the moment she felt the first signs of improvement her son would call to ask, “Sir, aaj mamma ko ek mathri de dein?” or “Sir, can we give mamma an orange or curd today?” This lady showed the best progress i could expect. Since some improvements in her general condition were felt on the first day of the treatment itself we decided to postpone the first dialysis and the lady was more than willing to take the ‘risk’ her water intake was more than doubled the first day itself and she showed corresponding increase in her urine output. We could postpone the second dialysis in the first week it self. The family showed exemplary cooperation and with the help of their love and care and regular reporting we succeeded in making the improvement steady. And she has not required a single dialysis since August 2006 when the treatment started.
Thanks to the family’s deep interest in her health, which led to frequent pathological tests, we could get a really detailed record of her steady improvement. Her creatinine levels used to fluctuate frequently between 12.4 & 3 whereas Urea levels remained above 112 with dialysis while with Homoeopathic / homeopathic treatment for the last almost two months have touched 2.7 & 50 respectively.
Today patient is happy,enjoying her normal meals &water, creatinine levels further dropped & she is free from her frequent breathing troubles.
Written by- Dr. Shikhar Kaushal with inputs from Dr. Shubhangi Kaushal. (First published in 2007).
We have enough patients to prove now that homoeopathy / homeopathy can not only help and cure CRF / CKD patients to a great extent but also help patients already on dialysis live much better lives and reduce their dependence on dialyzers. The lady whose case is given above continues to live till today (31/07/08) without any dialysis and her creatining levels have touched 1.7 during the last month which was the minimum recorded during our treatment.