A Retrospective Case Series study to Understand the Evolution of Silicea Terra in Clinical Situations

Asif Ali, L M (2019) A Retrospective Case Series study to Understand the Evolution of Silicea Terra in Clinical Situations. Masters thesis, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam.


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INTRODUCTION: Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, and the third most abundant trace element in human body. Learning starts with clinical practice. Homoeopathy practice includes disease diagnosis, person diagnosis and homoeopathic remedial diagnosis. Among this I would like to carry out my study as remedial diagnosis. For such remedial diagnosis I preferred, commonly used polycrest remedies in our day to day practice is Silicea, Lycopodium, Sulphur, Calc.carb, Natmur etc. Among this, I have seen the action of Silicea terra according to symptom similarity in my clinical practice, the results of those cases fascinated me and the curiosity of the evolution of Silicea in those cases inspired me in selecting this topic. Among the different types of studies I preferred Observational studies, because observational studies are the precursor for experimental studies. In homoeopathy we have numerous proving such as drug and clinical proving’s. From this retrospective study, one could understand the reaffirmation of source book data. Silicea is a mineral and is prepared from silicon dioxide found in flint, quartz, sandstone, and many other common rocks. Silica was proved by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1775–1843). Silica is used to strengthen many parts of the body and impart to them silica's hard, dense, strong characteristics. Silicea forms one of the most important remedies of the Chronic Diseases. Schussler, who was a homoeopathist before he was a Biochemist, describes the sphere of Silicea from the Tissue Remedy point of view as follows ―Silicic Acid is a constituent of the cells of the connective tissue, or the epidermis, the hair and the nails. Through the symptoms we get from drug proving sphere of action, constitution and its pathognomic properties can be studied. AIM AND OBJECTIVES AIM OF THE STUDY: Retrospective study to understand the evolution of Silicea Terra in clinical situations. OBJECTIVES: 1. To Understand the Sphere of action of Silicea. 2. To Understand the Remedial relationship of Silicea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study Setting: A sample of hundred cases taken from patients visiting the OPD of Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College. Selection of Samples: Sample size minimum hundred cases. Sample Technique-Random sampling. Selection based on previous cases in which Silicea Terra is prescribed and in which there is symptomatic relief for the patient. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Patients of both sexes, Those cases well-acted upon with Silicea Terra is only taken for study. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Cases treated with Silicea Terra but those have no significant improvement are excluded. DISCUSSION: The study focus on understanding the evolution of Silicea in clinical situations .100 cases were selected and from those cases observation were made out by segregating the symptoms based on age, gender, occupation, diagnoses, mental and physical symptoms, miasm, thermal state, medicinal relation to silicea in acute and chronic conditions. My study also includes age and sex relation with each case given above. Through my study Silicea found to be most useful for the age group 11-20 years and is about 37%, then 1-10years 23%, then 21-30 years 9%,then 41-50 years 9%,51-60years 9%, then 31-40 years 8%, then 61-70 years 4%. then 71-80 years 1%. From this observation it was clear that mostly affected age group include 11-20 years, 1-10 years. According to the aurum project, homeopathic remedy Silica becomes a simple and powerful medicine with a capacity in children and adults(26). While considering the gender female and male children mostly 44%, 17% respectively. Male and female child 25%, 14% respectively. Considering the affection of disease in relation with occupation 56% were students, 23% were house wives, 9% were Business, 7% were play school children ,2% were rubber tapping and 1% were retired officer, bank manager and librarian. According to synoptic key Materia Medica the sphere of action of silicea is described as REGION-NUTRITION, Children, Tissues- Elastic and cellular, NERVES GLANDS, Tubes: Eustachian, Tear ducts, etc. Fistulae, Bones, Cartilages, Mucous Membrane, Skin(8). Considering the diagnosis the given sample Respiratory system covers 45 cases and Dermatology covers 32 cases, GIT covers 6 cases, MSK covers 5 cases, CNS covers 3 cases and Metabolic disorders covers 2 cases other systems covers 7 cases. Sphere of action and clinical action are explained in the review. SUMMARY: The study was done retrospectively in which 100 cases were selected, which were having significant improvement with Silicea from different OPDs & IPDs of Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College hospital for the study of evolution of Silicea in clinical situations. The study proved that Silicea is a Psoric & Tubercular remedy which is having more action over Female & Male children’s age group of 11-20 years respectively, Mostly suited for Students and house wives, with more affection over Respiratory system and dermatology who were Chilly and Ambithermal than hot, where Easily anger, Intelligent, Obstinate, Mild, desire company has been observed in cases. From this study most of the patents were having Desire for sweets, warm and cold food & drinks, Egg and spices. Some of them seem to have marked aversions towards milk, egg, cold food & drinks and sweets. Some of them have profuse sweat, decreased appetite and constipation. Mostly used acute remedies were Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Rhustox, Nuxvomica, Belladonna and merc.sol. Mostly used chronic medicines was Calcarea carb and Sulphur Mostly used Intercurrent was Tuberculinum, Thuja, Medhorrinum, Psorinum, Syphilinum and Becilinum.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silicea, Sphere of action on Hypersensitivity reactions, Time modalities, Mental & Physical general, Remedy relationship.
Subjects: AYUSH > Materia Medica
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 14:10
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10742

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