2020, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part F
Homoeopathic management of acute febrile conditions using plussing method
Author(s): Justina M Steefan, Satheesh M Nair, Mohan CK, Sisir PR, Sugathan NV and Chandraja CV
The practice in vogue in administrating homoeopathic medicine in acute febrile conditions is to give one or the same potency in repeated doses. Hahnemann has pointed out that it will cause medical aggravation. Many of the acute febrile cases were treated by giving plussing potency, when repetition of higher potencies shows less effectiveness. Need of plussing potency is important where the obstacles to cure are increasing day by day. The aim of the study is to comparatively analyze the effect of plussing dose repetitions to achieve early cure than repetitions without plussing potencies.
Methodology: It is prospective, interventional comparison study between two group using randomly selected 30 cases (of age group between 5- 60 yrs) attending the OPD and IPD of Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam, Tamilnadu having acute febrile illness. The selected 30 cases were divided into two groups, as group 1 and group 2 with 15 patients (cases) each. Group 1 medicines were repeated in plussing method and in group 2 medicines were repeated without plussing. Diagnostic criteria is mainly based on the clinical presentation and improvement was assessed based on the symptomatic relief.
Discussion: This study shows that, when medicines given in plussing method gave better result than the medicine repeated with the same potency. There is no much repetition of potency in plussing method, because every time the medicine is repeated the potency is slightly increased than the former one. When the medicine is given without plussing it has to be repeated more often without the desired outcome. The time taken for the positive response in patients in Group 1 was very rapid and gentle when compared to patients in Group 2.
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Justina M Steefan, Satheesh M Nair, Mohan CK, Sisir PR, Sugathan NV, Chandraja CV. Homoeopathic management of acute febrile conditions using plussing method. Int J Hom Sci 2020;4(3):344-350.