HC rules in favour of electropathy practice

HC rules in favour of electropathy practice TNN | Mar 31, 2013, 03.00 AM IST

KOCHI: Police should not disturb registered practitioners of electropathy unless a crime is committed due to its practice or any law is infringed, the Kerala high court has ordered.
Electropathy or electro-homeopathy, classified as alternative medicine, is a derivative of homeopathy that relies on remedies from non-poisonous plants. A division bench of Justices K M Joseph and K Ramakrishnan gave the order on a petition filed by an electropathy practitioner, K P Ismayil of Valanchery in Malappuram.
The petition said though electropathy was recognized by the government and Ismayil was a registered practitioner, the Valenchery PSI was frequently summoning him to the station and harassing him. The petitioner also produced copies of two orders from the Union ministry of health and family welfare recognizing electropathy and copies of five HC judgments clarifying electropathy was not banned.
L"If the petitioner continues with the practice of electropathy/electro-homeopathy without infringing on any other provisions of law, the police shall not interfere with the same. Unless the petitioner commits some cognizable offence by practising electropathy/electro-homeopathy, the police have no power or authority to interfere with his practice or summon him to the police station with a view to preventing his practice of electropathy/electro-homeopathy," the court ordered.

It held the state or its agents shall not meddle in the petitioner's practice of electropathy/electro-homeopathy. However, the petitioner shall not use designations like 'doctor', etc. and he shall not practise modern medicine, homeopathy or any of the Indian systems of medicine. He shall not act in violation of the provisions of the Kerala Abkari Act or Drugs and Cosmetics Act or other relevant acts or rules, the judgment said.

Education & practice of electropathy


Education & practice of electropathy

Shardul Nautiyal, Mumbai
Monday, May 19, 2014, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]
Even though the Union health ministry has clarified time and again that electropathy is not recognised as a system of medicine, over 2 lakh electropathy practitioners are a part of this system in the country and over 150 colleges across the country are offering courses in electropathy, it is learnt.
Electropathy is a derivative of homoeopathy that relies on remedies from non-poisonous plants. Over 150 colleges across the country are offering courses in electropathy, with the most widely pursued one being Bachelor of Electropathy Medicine and Surgery (BEMS), which has a course duration of four and a half years.

The Union health ministry has recently clarified in response to an RTI application filed by health advocacy group Chikitsasansar Trust that electropathy is not recognised as a system of medicine because the ministry does not support its clinical practice by any person as the concerned Bill is still under consideration of Indian Parliament.
In its RTI application, filed on April 7, 2014, the Chikitsasansar Trust has contested that absence of any government regulation has led to widespread quackery across the country.

While contesting the issue of recognition of electro homoeopathy which has come up before various high courts, its practitioners say that no law has banned its practice and they are entitled to engage in a profession as guaranteed by the Constitution. The right of Electro Homoeopathic Practitioners are well protected under article 19(1)(g) of Constitution of India.
Informs Ashok Khandelwal from Chikitsasansar Trust," There are over 2 lakh electropaths working in an unregulated manner because there is no Act in place. As such it does not come under the purview of either of the central or state government's medical Act. This can have a bearing on the patient safety as quacks are practicing it in several villages of the country. The recognition of this system is under consideration in Parliament in the form of a bill since 2005."

According to a notification 14015/25/96-U&H (R) (pt), electro homoeopathic practitioner is not permitted to practice but the notification was challenged through a writ petition filed in 2008 in the Punjab and Haryana High court and the verdict was that practice of Electropathy/Electro homoeopathy is not prohibited in any state of India.
For practicing modern medicine or any other Indian system of medicine like Ayurveda/Unani systems of medicine, registration is required under Medical Council Act. For getting these registrations, the applicants should also possess the prescribed qualifications also. But electro homoeopathy is an entirely different system of medicine. Its practice is not controlled by any state in India. It is not prohibited by any law also. Therefore, the petitioners have a fundamental right under article (19) (1) (g) of the constitution of India to proceed with the practice of the electro homoeopathy. Doctors can practice electro homoeopathy by settled law of the Government of India which means law allowed.
Supreme Court of India and Medical Council of India have declared on February 14, 2003 that those who are having Community Medical Science Certificate (CMS) or Rural medical practitioner (RMP) can do Practice on 42 drug groups of life saving drugs in Allopath. Metropolitan Session Court Secunderabad recognised the Electro Homoeopathy Practice on 16 May 2001.The court also ordered that “Any council in India has no right to interfere in the Practice." Metropolitan Court, Secunderabad recognised the practice of electro homoeopathy on October 23, 2000.
Calcutta High Court recognised the electro homoeopathy on May 7, 1999. High Court of Jabalpur recognised the electro homoeopathy practice on March 19, 1999. Madras High Court on June 9 1998 had given the Judgment regarding using the word Doctor before the name that, “Those who are practicing electro homoeopathy system of medicine has right to ‘USE’ the word “DOCTOR” before the name, by representing the symbol of “EH” (electro homoeopathic).


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Aurum muriaticum natronatum-Homoeopathic remedy

-by William Boericke

This remedy has a most pronounced effect on the female organs, and most of its clinical application has been based thereon. Has more power over uterine tumors than any other remedy (Burnett). Psoriasis syphilitica. Periosteal swelling on lower jaw. Swelling of testicle. High blood pressure due to disturbed function of nervous mechanism. Arterio-sclerosis Syphilitic ataxia.
Tongue: Burning; stitches, and induration. Old cases of rheumatism and gouty pains. Hepatic cirrhosis. Interstitial nephritis.
Female: Indurated cervix. Palpitation of young girls. Coldness in abdomen. Chronic metritis and prolapsus. Uterus fills up whole pelvis. Ulceration of neck of womb and vagina. Leucorrhoea, with spasmodic contraction of vagina. Ovaries indurated. Ovarian dropsy. Sub-involution. Ossified uterus.

AURUM METALLICUM-Homoeopathic medicine

-by William BOERICKE, M.D.
Given full play, Aurum develops in the organism, by attacking the blood, glands, and bone, conditions bearing striking resemblance to mercurial and syphilitic infections; and it is just for such deteriorations of the bodily fluids and alterations in the tissues, that Aurum assumes great importance as a remedy. Like the victim of syphilis, mental states of great depression are produced by it. Hopeless, despondent, and great desire to commit suicide. Every opportunity is sought for self-destruction. Exostosis, caries, nightly bone-pains, especially cranial, nasal, and palatine. Glands swollen in scrofulous subjects. Palpitation and congestions. Ascites often in conjunction with heart affections. Frequently indicated in secondary syphilis and effects of mercury. This use of gold as an anti-venereal and anti-scrofulous remedy is very old, but has been well-nigh forgotten by the old school until rediscovered and placed on its scientific basis by homeopathy, and now it can never be lost again. When syphilis is implanted on the scrofulous constitution, we have one of the most intractable morbid conditions, and gold seems to be especially suited to the vile combination. Ennui. Ozćna; sexual hyperćsthesia. Arterio-sclerosis, high blood pressure; nightly paroxysms of pain behind sternum. Sclerosis of liver, arterial system, brain. Pining boys; low spirited, lifeless, weak memory.
Mind.--Feeling of self-condemnation and utter worthlessness. Profound despondency, with increased blood pressure, with thorough disgust of life, and thoughts of suicide. Talks of committing suicide. Great fear of death. Peevish and vehement at least contradiction. Anthropophobia. Mental derangements. Constant rapid questioning without waiting for reply. Cannot do things fast enough. Oversensitiveness; (Staph) to noise, excitement, confusion.
Head.--Violent pain in head; worse at night, outward pressure. Roaring in head. Vertigo. Tearing through brain to forehead. Pain in bones extending to face. Congestion to head. Boils on scalp.
Eyes.--Extreme photophobia. Great soreness all about the eyes and into eyeballs. Double vision; upper half of objects invisible. Feel tense. Sees fiery objects. Violent pains in bones around eye (Asaf). Interstitial keratitis. Vascular cornea. Pains from without inward. Sticking pains inward. Trachoma with pannus.
Ears.--Caries of ossicula and of mastoid. Obstinate fetid otorrhśa after scarlatina. External meatus bathed in pus. Chronic nerve deafness; Labyrinthine disease due to syphilis.
Nose.--Ulcerated, painful, swollen, obstructed. Inflammation of nose; caries; fetid discharge, purulent, bloody. Boring pains in nose; worse at night. Putrid smell from nose. Sensitive smell (Carbol ac). Horrible odor from nose and mouth. Knobby tip of nose.
Mouth.--Foul breath in girls at puberty. Taste putrid or bitter. Ulceration of gums.
Face.--Tearing in zygoma. Mastoid and other facial bones inflamed.
Throat.--Stitches when swallowing; pain in glands. Caries of the palate.
Stomach.--Appetite and thirst increased, with qualmishness. Swelling of epigastrium. Burning at stomach and hot eructations.
Abdomen.--Right hypochondrium hot and painful. Incarcerated flatus. Swelling and suppuration of inguinal glands.
Urine.--Turbid, like buttermilk, with thick sediment. Painful retention.
Rectum.--Constipation, stools hard and knotty. Nocturnal diarrhśa, with burning in rectum.
Male.--Pain and swelling of testicles. Chronic induration of testicles. Violent erections. Atrophy of testicles in boys. Hydrocele.
Female.--Great sensitiveness of vagina. Uterus enlarged and prolapsed. Sterility; vaginismus.
Heart.--Sensation as if the heart stopped beating for two or three seconds, immediately followed by a tumultuous rebound, with sinking at the epigastrium. Palpitation. Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular. Hypertrophy. High Blood Pressure-Valvular lesions of arterio-sclerotic nature (Aurum 30)
Respiratory.--Dyspnśa at night. Frequent, deep breathing; stitches in sternum.
Bones.--Destruction of bones, like secondary syphilis. Pain in bones of head, lumps under scalp, exostosis with nightly pains in bones. Caries of nasal, palatine and mastoid bones. Soreness of affected bones, better in open air, worse at night.
Extremities.--All the blood seems to rush from head to lower limbs. Dropsy of lower limbs. Orgasm, as if blood were boiling in all veins. Paralytic, tearing pains in joints. Knees weak.
Sleep.--Sleepless. Sobs aloud in sleep. Frightful dreams.
Modalities.--Worse, in cold weather when getting cold. Many complaints come on only in winter; from sunset to sunrise.
Relationship.--Compare: Aur ars (chronic aortitis; lupus, phthisis in syphilitic headaches; also in anćmia and chlorosis. It causes rapid increase of appetite).
Aur brom (in headaches with neurasthenia, megrim, night terrors, valvular diseases).
Aur mur (Burning, yellow, acrid leucorrhśa; heart symptoms, glandular affections; warts on tongue and genitals; sclerotic and exudative degeneration of the nervous system. Multiple sclerosis. Morvan's disease. Second trituration. Aur mur is a sycotic remedy, causing suppressed discharges to reappear. Valuable in climacteric hćmorrhages from the womb. Diseases of frontal sinus. Stitching pain in left side of forehead. Weariness, aversion to all work. Drawing feeling in stomach. Cancer, tongue as hard as leather; induration after glossitis).
Aur mur kali.--Double chloride of Potassium and gold (In uterine induration and hćmorrhage).
Aur iod (Chronic pericarditis, valvular diseases, arterio-sclerosis ozćna, lupus, osteitis, ovarian cysts, myomata uteri, are pathological lesions, that offer favorable ground for the action of this powerful drug. Senile paresis).
Aur sulph (Paralysis agitans; constant nodding of the head; affections of mammć; swelling, pain, cracked nipples with lancinating pains).
Also, Asafaet (in caries of bones of ears and nose). Syphilin: Kali iod; Hep; Merc; Mez; Nit ac; Phosph.
Antidotes: Bell; Cinch; Cupr; Merc.
Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency. Latter potency especially for increased blood pressure.

Arsenicum Sulphuratum Flavum-Homoeopathic medicine

-by John Henry Clarke

Arsenious Sulphide. Orpiment. As2 S3. Trituration.
Clinical.-Apoplexy. Caries. Children, emaciated. Diarrhoea. Gonorrhoea. Indigestion. Laryngeal phthisis. Walking, late.
Characteristics.-The two sulphides of Arsenic, Orpiment and Realgar, have been used in a somewhat general way in cases combining prominent symptoms of both elements; but independent observations and provings have been made with the two salts. Orpiment has the burning pains and sensations of both Arsenic and Sulphur; stitching, tearing, and rheumatic pains moving from place to place. Lameness, staggering, trembling. Spasms, colic, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Annoying twitching. General debility. Chafing of skin about genitals and behind ears of children. Skin itching, dry, cracked; rhagades; itch. Jaundice. The periodicity of both Arsenic and Sul. are marked: < every afternoon and evening. > From steam or hot water. > Lying down.
Relations.-Compare: Sulph., Calc. c. (children slow in learning to walk).
1. Mind.-Intense torturing anxiety and apprehension.
2. Head.-Needle-like stitches in r. frontal region.
8. Mouth.-Taste bitter.-Tongue furred, yellow-white; stiff; swollen; later, dry with disgust for all nourishment.-Mouth and throat dry, herpetic ulcers.
11. Stomach.-Burning and gnawing in stomach, with vomiting and diarrhoea.
13. Stool and Anus.-Stools like water, green and slimy and terribly offensive.-Diarrhoea daily 8 a.m. and several times during day, but not at night.-Diarrhoea, with colic and backache and tenesmus.
15. Male Sexual Organs.-Gonorrhoea, with terrible pains; discharge copious, yellow, constant; burning day and night along entire urethra, with restlessness.
25. Skin.-Eruption on outer side of l. wrist; also on inner side.
26. Sleep.-Starting in sleep, also in falling asleep; as if he would fall out of bed.-Restless at night, excited; dreams with seminal emissions.

Arsenicum Iodatum-Homoeopathic medicine

-by John Henry Clarke

Iodide of Arsenic. As I3. Trituration.
Clinical.-Acne rosacea Aneurism. Angina pectoris. Breast, tumour of. Bronchitis. Cancer. Catarrh. Consumption. Debility. Dropsy. Epithelioma. Gastritis. Hay-fever. Heart, affections of. Hydrothorax. Laryngitis. Leucocythaemia. Lichen. Liver, affections of. Lungs, affections of. Measles. Otorrhoea. Pneumonia. Rheumatism. Scrofulous ophthalmia. Syphilis.
Characteristics.-This medicine was originally used by H. Nankivell, on analogical grounds, in cases of phthisis. It has had a short, independent proving, and symptoms observed on patients have increased the pathogenesis. The Conditions resemble more closely those of Arsen. than those of Iod.: < from cold wind; > warmth. Great vital prostration. < From any exertion.
It is a medicine of wide range and great power. Chronic inflammatory states of the lungs and bronchial tubes, with profuse, greenish-yellow, pus-like expectoration and short breath are especially relieved by it. Kent observed in a proving made by himself that a thick, yellow discharge resembling honey is characteristic, and he cured with it a case of disease of the nasal bones, with weak intellect, in a girl, being guided by the symptom: "Discharge excoriating, thick, and yellow." There was also great improvement in the mental state. Hale's keynote of the remedy is: The peculiar and persistently irritating, corrosive character of all the discharges. In hay-fever, otorrhoea, and leucorrhoea, with fetid, corrosive discharge, and in diarrhoea where the evacuations "scald," it is indicated. It has been used successfully in tumours, including epithelioma. L. B. Wells cured a case of left axillary tumour in a lady aet. 49. A gland the size of a hen's egg, exuding a fluid which formed a hard, brown crust. The tumour was painful and very sensitive. Left breast enlarged, indurated, and very sore. There was also yellow, bloody, and irritating leucorrhoea with swelling of labia (Hale). In many cases of weakened heart I have found Ars. iod. of signal service, more especially when associated with chronic lung conditions. Many skin affections have been remedied by it; particularly dry, scaly, burning and itching eruptions as psoriasis, tinea, impetigo, pityriasis. The consumption-diathesis is in itself a strong indication for the remedy.
During the influenza epidemic in this country Ars. iod. was specific for "pink-eye," the form it took among horses, but it was not found of such general utility among human patients.
Ars. iod. has a marked action on the stomach, and when given low needs to be given after food, if unpleasant symptoms are to be avoided. In one patient there was nausea immediately after each dose. In another there was aggravation of a pain he had in the epigastrium, and vomiting one hour after food. An observer reported in the Lancet the following: "At first appetite is increased but after taking it ten or twelve days pain is felt at epigastrium, with thirst, dry throat, slight fever, sometimes diarrhoea and tenesmus; skin becomes dry, and the quantity of urine increased. If continued the nervous system becomes extremely irritable and wakefulness supervenes." In several persons taking low attenuations I have observed headaches confirming those of the provers. From the 3x a woman experienced this: "Violent, dull, heavy pain above root of nose, as if she would go silly." She never had anything of the kind before. From the 1x a man had "a heavy headache, across forehead, as if he would like to go to sleep; so weak he could hardly move about." All ceased when he had finished the medicine. Wandering rheumatic pains were felt by one prover. Great vital prostration. Paralysis.
Relations.-Compare: Bacil.; in acrid discharges, Nit. ac., Ailanth., Arum, Ars., Arsen. metal. and its salts. Useful after: Sulph. in phthisis pulmonalis, and after Conium in sensitive lump in breast. Antidote: Bry. relieved pain and pyrosis. Complementary: Pho.
Causation.-Study (headache).
1. Mind.-Irritability.-Unable to study.
2. Head.-Dulness of head, with dull pain in l. malar bone and Occasional slight frontal headache all morning.-Bad headache on waking, lasting all day; dull, heavy; pressing from within outwards, < on motion, stooping, or studying.-Severe frontal headache with dulness of entire head during forenoon, with stiffness and soreness of l. side of neck, < when moving head.-Pain over root of nose as if she would go silly.-Head seemed enormously large and heavy with the pain.-Scalp covered with inflammatory scaly eruptions.
3. Eyes.-Eyes weak, with burning pain; smarting; secretion of meibomian glands increased.
4. Ears.-Very sharp pain in forehead and ears (< l.), when riding in a sharp, cold wind.
5. Nose.-Chronic nasal catarrh, discharge gluey, like yellow honey, excoriating.
6. Face.-Face sallow; peaked; cadaverous, with purple, livid hue.
7. Teeth.-Intermittent pains in first r. upper molar.
9. Throat.-Throat dry.-Hawking up from throat thick mucus and clotted blood; it seemed to come from head and relieve the pain.
10. Appetite.-Loss of appetite.-Appetite at first increased, later pain in epigastrium.-Intense thirst, with uncontrollable desire for cold water, which is almost immediately ejected.
11. Stomach.-Distressing nausea and vomiting.-Pain and pyrosis unbearable; < rising after sitting; > raising wind and a greasy fluid as after eating pork.-(Subacute gastritis.).-Vomiting an hour after food.
12. Abdomen.-Abdomen hard and distended with flatus, which is constantly discharged.-Cutting pains, obliging to bend double.
13. Stool and Anus.-Continual aching in anus, with seeming inability to keep sphincter closed; amounts to real dysenteric straining at stool.-Excoriating diarrhoea.-Diarrhoea or dysentery; stools not at all at night, but urging commencing on beginning to move in morning.
14. Urinary Organs.-Skin dry, urine increased.-(Diseases in uro-genital organs, esp. in females with scrofulous taint.)
16. Female Sexual Organs.-Lump in mamma, sensitive to touch and painful; nipple retracted.
17. Respiratory Organs.-Slight hacking cough, with dryness and stoppage of the nostrils.-Asthmatic sensations; must sit up to breathe.-Expectoration heavy night and morning.-Frequent cough with muco-purulent and occasionally stringy expectoration.-Greenish-yellow pus-like expectoration; haemorrhage (chronic induration of the lungs).-Chronic bronchitis with difficult expectoration and short breath.-Pneumonias that fail to clear up.
19. Heart.-Irregular pulse; cardiac weakness; pain either with or without valvular disease, esp. when accompanied with induration of lung tissue.
20. Neck and Back.-Soreness of back, esp. of back of neck, as if he had been beaten.-Burning heat in lumbar region, as if the clothes were on fire.
21. Limbs.-Sharp pain in upper third of r. humerus while writing; after ten minutes shifted to metacarpal bones, and was then felt in l. femur.-Cold limbs.
23. Lower Limbs.-Peculiar chilliness back of l. thigh, followed by formication and weight of l. foot, the latter extending later up the leg; clothes feel cold; partially > by walking; removed by applied warmth.-Severe laming pain l. calf.-Painful formication outer border l. foot, followed by burning on instep.
25. Skin.-Persistent itching of various parts of body, most of back.-Chronic skin affections.-Psoriasis.