Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica, Renal stone, Tabacum
Introduction: The population of the North-eastern region of India is prone to develop renal stones, and the prevalence and recurrence rate of renal stone disease is thus higher. A stone more than 0.5 cm diameter can cause painful ureteric obstruction. Stones of size more than 0.7 cm almost always require surgical intervention, as believed in conventional medicine. Repeated surgical interventions may remove obstruction but may not be a solution for altering the tendency for renal stone formation. Homoeopathy, an alternative system of medicine can offer holistic approach in treating such cases non-invasively. Case Summary: A 32 years old male patient presented with continuous severe pain in the left renal region for 15 days. A 1.0 × 0.4 cm calculus was found in the left distal ureter causing mild left-sided hydronephrosis as per computed tomography (CT) scan. According to symptoms similarity, homoeopathic medicine Tabacum was prescribed followed by Belladonna. Subsequently, the stone was expelled through urine. The pain was completely relieved, and the CT scan report showed no abnormality. On the basis of the patient’s constitution Calcarea carbonica was prescribed to remove the tendency to form the renal stone. This case of renal stone suggests that homoeopathic medicine can enable expulsion of a relatively bigger renal stones and check recurrence. However, more conclusive researches are required.
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Sharma P, Aggarwal T, Sarkar S. Management of urolithiasis with individualised homoeopathy – A case report. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [Internet]. 2021 Jan 01; 15(4):Article 7. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/journal/vol15/iss4/7. Free full text article.