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ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN OBSTETRICS Shyama Kanungo, MD,FICOG,FICMCH Professor O&G, S.C.B.Medical College.

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1 ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN OBSTETRICS Shyama Kanungo, MD,FICOG,FICMCH Professor O&G, S.C.B.Medical College

2 WHY NOT “INTEGRATIVE” ?

3 WORLD MOVES TOWARDS GLOBALISATION INTEGRAL TOTAL COMPLETE WHOLE

4 DIMENSIONS TO HEALTH & HEALING SPIRITUAL MENTALEMOTIONALPHYSICAL

5 INTEGRATION OF SYSTEMS IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR

6 INTEGRATE BOTH SYSTEMS & MONITOR BY MODERN INVESTIGATIVE TECHNOLOGY

7 ACCESS TO INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE NOW A SOUGHT AFTER MODALITY BY THE HEALTH CARE BENEFICIARY

8 OBJECTIVES OF INTEGRATION To offer ‘THE WHOLE, THE TOTAL, THE INTEGRATED, THE HARMONIOUS BEST’ of the systems concerned Ensure safety Provide benefits & evidence of harmless therapy Avoid delays in non-responding situations; Back up of emergency management by Modern Medicine ready at hand

9 WHEN TO ADVOCATE HOMOEOPATHY? PRE-CONCEPTIONAL ANTE-NATAL INTRA-NATAL POST-NATAL

10 PRE-CONCEPTIONAL FERTILITY CHALLENGES ESP. UNEXPLAINED/ OTHER H/O REPEATED PREGNANCY LOSS H/O CONGENITAL ANOMALIES PRE-EXISTING ANEMIA H/O REPEATED FGR BABIES H/OREPEATED PTL

11 She came because of homoeopathic treatment to her mom !

12 SPECIFIC ANTENATAL SITUATIONS FIRST TRIMESTER Exclusive use of Homoeopathy: 1. Mild & Moderate nausea & vomiting 2.Anxiety,fear, emotional lability, pica 3. Constipation 4. Hemorrhoids (piles) 5. Heart burn & indigestion Use along with modern medicine: 1. Hyper emesis gravidarum 2.Gross psychosis 3. Severe constipation with acute abdomen 4. Severe non- responding bleeding piles 5.Severe discomfort with hematemesis

13 SPECIFIC ANTENATAL SITUATIONS FIRST TRIMESTER contd… EXCLUSIVE USE OF HOMOEOPATHY 7. Anemia 8. Mild fever with coryza 9. Preventive for malaria ALONG WITH MODERN MEDCINE 7. Severe anemia with or without heart failure 8. High fever 9. Malaria 10. Bleeding per vaginum

14 SPECIFIC SITUATIONS IN 2 ND & 3 RD TRIMESTERS HOMOEOPATHY ALONE: 1. Worrisome skin changes, commedones 2. Unexplained excessive weight gain 3. Epulis gum & tooth problems 4. Back ache, mild head ache 5. Pain abdomen false labour; thrtnd. PTL ALONG WITH MODERN MEDICINE: 1. Severe itching with altered LFT,HELLP 2. Wt. gain associated with HTN, Albuminuria 3.Severe head ache with blurred vision/loss of vision/ convulsions/unconsciousne ss 4.Established PTL/Labour 5. decreased fetal movements,pPROM/PROM 6. Bleeding per vaginum

15 2 nd & 3 rd TRIMESTERS CONTINUED 6. Repeated UTI 7. Intractable cough (TB excluded) 8. Anemia 9. Breech after 37 weeks without cpd or risk factors 10. Preventive for malaria 6.Pyelitis/pyelonephritis 7. Cough due to Pulmonary tuberculosis 8.Severe anemia 9. malaria & high fever 10. Breast abscess & Mastitis

16 Specific situations in low risk labours Homoeopathy alone: 1.Delays in latent phase 2.Uterine inertia - hypo tonic 3.Anticipation of PPH Along with modern medicine: 1.Delays in active and second stage 2.Hypertonic, inco-ordinate uterine action

17 Specific life threatening conditions Along with modern obstetric management 1.Suspicion of rupture/impending rupture 2.APH, PPH not responding to AMTSL 3.Morbidly adherent placenta 4.Inversion of uterus 5.Chorio-amnionitis

18 Puerperium Homoeopathy as first line: Poor Lactation or failure Breast engorgement Poor and painful voiding of urine Depression Anemia Along with modern medicine: Retracted nipples Breast abscess Retention of urine despite homoeopathic management Frank psychosis Severe anemia requiring BT

19 Puerperium contd… Homoeopathy as first line: Fatigue, exhaustion Pain in the perineal sutures and injuries Swelling of feet Sub involution due to mechanical factors unrelated to sepsis Contraception in addition to LAM Along with modern medicine: High fever, purulent lochia, wounds, rpoc in cavity Painful white leg, DVT

20 MY OBSERVATIONS ON EFFECTIVENESS OF HOMOEOPATHY IN OBSTETRICS: Recalcitrant anemia Nausea & vomiting Head ache, back ache in pregnancy Repeated cough & cold Version of breech to vertex after 37 weeks Clearing out of herpes zoster at term pregnancy Reduction of varicose veins

21 Observations in some non- obstetric areas Proximal tubal block Other infertility related problems Interstitial cystitis Myomas

22 Maternal Child Health WHO ALGORITHM

23 SAFE DELIVERY BY INTEGRATION OF HOMOEOPATHY & ALLOPATHY

24 MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA MAMAMAMAMAMAMA


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