Cholelithiasis or Gallstone is a very common problem among worldwide. In developed countries gallstones occurs in 15:7 ratio among females and males, showing female predominance, and 11% of overall prevalence. Gastro Intestinal Quality of Life Index rating (GQLI) scale is a tool which assess the quality of life in patients those who are suffering with gastrointestinal symptoms. Homoeopathy is a unique system of medicine based on law of similars. It is a unique method of treatment which treats patients with individualization.
Aims and Objective: Exploring the role of individualized homoeopathic medicines in treating cholelithiasis by using GIQLI rating scale.
Study design: Retrospective study.
Site: Patients who had visited Gastrointestinal Out Patient Department of National Homeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam,
Sample size: 12 diagnosed cases of cholelithiasis with 12 follow-ups.
Inclusion Criteria: Patients whohad diagnosed with cholelithiasis and having minimum 12 follow-ups were included inthis study.
Discussion: Out of 12 patients enrolled for the study, 10 (83.33%) were female and 2 (16.67%) were male. Lycopodium clavatum was indicated in 4 patients (33%), followed by Nux vomica 3(25%), Bryonia alba 2 (16.5%), Sulphur 2 (16.5%), Calcarea carb 1 (9%).9 (75%) patients in our study. The study also showed a higher prevalence in female (83%) than in males (17%).
Conclusion: Homoeopathic system of medicine treats the patient as a whole and not the disease, the totality of symptoms were considered in selection of medicine. The above study showed marvelous improvement which proves that homoeopathy is effective in treatment of cholethiasis.