In 2010, a 58-year-old gentleman from Koilpetti, Tamil Nadu, consulted me for his health condition. He had been receiving allopathic treatment and had brought along all his medical records. His ANA and Anti Ds DNA tests had come back positive, leading to a diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). This gentleman was facing excruciating pain in both his knees and ankles, with nearly all his joints swollen and painful. While painkillers provided temporary relief, they failed to offer a lasting solution.
As is customary in homeopathic practice, we embarked on an evaluation of his constitutional treatment, starting with his life story. His journey began in a humble family in Koilpetti, Tamil Nadu, marked by financial hardships. His childhood was challenging as his father suffered a stroke when he was in the 6th standard. In response, his mother, a talented singer, took on the responsibility of caring for five children, using her singing talent to make ends meet. This gentleman and his younger brother shared her musical aptitude, but their mother insisted they only sing in school, believing that singing for money was not honorable. She sang out of necessity.
Despite his difficult circumstances, this gentleman displayed exceptional qualities. He possessed a gift for eloquent speech and once had the opportunity to address the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, earning praise in public. He continued his education until the 10th standard, becoming the pride of his small village as the first boy to do so. However, his political journey began abruptly as a leading political party called upon him to lead a student forum in his village, effectively halting his formal education. He swiftly rose through the ranks, becoming a district leader in Madurai at the young age of 20. He was known for his powerful speeches and passion for public speaking, eventually achieving state-level recognition.
Marriage brought joy to his life, and his wife supported his family wholeheartedly. His mother, after a period of financial hardship, resumed singing but now as an act of worship. Two children, a son, and a daughter, added fragrance to his life. However, a conflict with a senior leader in his party led to jealousy and mistreatment. The resulting stress caused pain and numbness in his hands, eventually spreading to his left scapula. When asked about his feelings during this time, he simply said, “I felt unhappy.”
Despite the challenges, he continued to display determination. He left his party and joined a smaller political party, pledging to quit politics within three years. Simultaneously, he established a successful farm in his village, becoming a prominent figure in Madurai district. His farm housed various animals, and he had a particular fondness for cats, maintaining a feline farm, a first in Tamil Nadu. However, as he shifted his focus from politics to business, the pains in his joints worsened due to his sedentary habits. His attempt at starting an educational business in Madurai failed due to interference from his old colleagues from the larger political party. He lost his wealth and eventually moved to a rented house. His mother resumed singing for money, and he joined her in musical programs occasionally. Despite familial pressure for divorce, his wife stood by him. Nevertheless, he fell into a severe depression and became withdrawn.
However, this gentleman’s resilience shone through, and he bounced back within a few days. He established a printing press with a loan from a local bank and returned to the political limelight by writing books, analyzing the current political climate compared to his time in active politics. These books caused a significant shift in his district and nearby areas. His original political party welcomed him back, even offering the opportunity to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly. However, he chose music instead, performing in musical programs with his mother. Now, due to his suffering and pain, he plans to return to writing by appointing a dictator to pen his thoughts.
Aside from his life story, we gathered additional information about his family history. His paternal brother passed away from a myocardial infarction, and a paternal sister succumbed to cerebral thrombosis. His paternal grandparents had died earlier due to an unknown disease. In contrast, his maternal sisters were talented artists, and his maternal grandparents enjoyed good health.
Further probing revealed aversion to milk, increased perspiration, and a sensation of chilliness during his pain episodes.
This gentleman’s case was subjected to a series of questions to determine the selection of the appropriate homeopathic medicine, including whether to treat the case, the choice of treatment (remedy level or drug level), and the numerical totality of rubrics (symptoms). The case was categorized under “AUTOIMMUNE diseases.”
The miasmatic analysis indicated a predominance of the tubercular miasm due to a combination of syphilitic traits on the paternal side and psoric traits on the maternal side.
The selected remedies for consideration included Nat Mur, Sulphur, Nux Vomica, and Sepia.
In summary, this gentleman’s case is a unique one in the realm of homeopathy due to its autoimmune nature. His journey from humble beginnings to political prominence, business success, and then back to the world of art and writing showcases his resilience and adaptability. Through homeopathic treatment, we aim to address not only the physical symptoms but also the underlying emotional and psychological factors that have contributed to his condition, ultimately working toward a lasting cure.