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Bob Morane

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Homeopathy anyone?
« on: September 06, 2021, 03:24:23 PM »
I am curious. POIS comes with serious digestive weakness for me. So I was looking on the internet for products to support my digestive system. I stumbled on a page describing the following homeopathic remedy.

Cinchona (China)  : abdomen feels heavy, gas, indigestion, digestion is weak and slow. Worse from fish, tea, beer, fruit, and milk.
Since I particularly have an issue with digesting fish when in POIS it got my attention. So I looked at what the homeopathic masters say for indications about China. I was very surprised and intrigued...

In general (first sentence): Debility from exhausting discharges, from loss of vital fluids
Lippe says: "Bad effects from the loss of animal fluids. (Masturbation)".
Hering says : :Debilitated, broken down, from exhausting discharges".
Nash Says: "Debility and other complaints after excessive loss of fluids"
Kent says: "Genitals - Of the male genital organs the most striking feature is weakness"

The old school prescribes it for all cases of debility.
Hahnemann (1825) expresses it: Debility and other complaints after loss of blood or other fluids, particularly by nursing or salivation, bleeding, cupping, etc., or whites, seminal emissions, etc. It is always well when a patient comes to us in a very debilitated condition to think of China.
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I don't really *believe* in homeopathy but I am certainly open to a different perspective.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2021, 05:58:24 PM by Bob Morane »

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Re: Homeopathy anyone?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2021, 06:56:30 AM »
I think open-mindedness is helpful when it comes to emerging treatments that show promise but don't have much research around them.

Homeopathy is not one of those. It's been thoroughly researched and debunked.

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Re: Homeopathy anyone?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 02:49:46 PM »
Cinchona could be actually useful in pharmacological doses, however not likely as a homeopathic remedy. Quinine is a bitter compound that can be derived from the Cinchona bark. Quinine was used as an anti-malarial agent until drug resistance became an issue and it was substituted to its related drug called chloroquine. Quinine is also used to treat lupus and arthritis. Quinine may have major side-effects. Tonic water also contains some quinine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine

Besides Cinchona Artemisinin is also a plant derived anti-malarial agent.
https://sci-hub.se/https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.6628

Artemisinin actually proved useful for at least one POISer.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3983.msg42353#msg42353

Malaria can possibly exacerbate POIS.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2775.msg32066#msg32066

Anti-malarial agents have been already discussed as possible remedies for POIS.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2683.msg33664#msg33664

Betulinic acid is also considered anti-malarial and can be found in some tree barks (mainly white birch), rosemary and the medicinal mushroom called chaga.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3733.msg39654#msg39654