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Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
Jan. 15, 2011

A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.


The lung infection pneumonia is a troublesome affair caused by varied causes including bacterial, fungal and viral. High fever, cold, cough with expectoration, sneezing are common presentations of the ailment. These debilitate and need immediate help as if left unattended can have fatal consequences. The condition quite common among the young group is heart breaking, the child helpless and docile has difficult breathing, respiratory discomfort leaving both the small life and the parents in a terrible hard time.

Homoeopathy is one natural branch of medicine that aids help in tough times in the most innate way. The remedies soothe and work to heal in total. The homeopathic prescription based on the totality of symptoms surfaces tools for both acute and chronic phase. Here the wholesome medicines in the acute flare up control issues and aid recovery. And the follow up phase includes chronic remedies which imparts the body enough immunity to combat any future encounters. The remedies strengthen from within and never let one fall prey again of the causative invasion. Their long term use has shown major benefits in the field and has helped many reduce the intensity / severity of the symptoms.

The following are a few prominent names in the homeopathic field which help assist pneumonia cases under expert guidance:

Bryonia alba

It is one of the remedies to be used most in the acute cases. According to Dudgeon this one name if missing can keep all homeopathic shops closed. As far as pneumonia is concerned it is well indicated in the early stages of the disease where especially the lower lobe of right lung is affected. The patient experiences stitching pain in the region affected and while coughing the patient has to literally hold the chest. Though deep breathing raise on the trouble but hen too the patient tries to practice deep inhales again and again. Slightest motion can up heave the pain. Further complete rest brings in some peace.


The potentised phosphorus acts well for pneumonia especially that presents with bloody expectoration. The region involved is the upper lobe of the left lung with extreme heaviness sensations as if some weight is lying on it with tightness and burning sensations in the chest. There is a constant desire for cold and refreshing drinks. Lying on the right side ameliorates whereas talking, laughing, reading all aggravates issues. The remedy is a deep acting one and doesn’t require frequent administration, single dose well equated with an acute one used frequently forms a perfect solution.         

Sanguinaria Canadensis

The tool prepared from blood root is very useful when it comes to right side middle lobe infections. Tickling, burning and soreness all are felt while coughing by the patient. Violent cough with profuse sputum i.e. yellow, thick, offensive aggravated at night and cold call for sanguinaria help. Lying on back tends to bring in some peace.

Iodum, chelidonium, lycopodium and pneumococcin sum up one the homeopathic tool kit for pneumonia though right medicine and right dose can only be drained under expert guidance.

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