Homeopathic Drainage, Michel Bouko Levy, MD.
Editor: Francoise Becquey
Publisher: HDRB Publishing, Stow, Ohio, USA
Date: July 2015
Price: $95 US.
Reviewed by Jenni Tree
If only all allopaths reasoned in the way that Dr. Michel Bouko Levy did. In his first medical clinic, after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine in Marseille in the 1970's, he came across a case for which he had prescribed appropriately, and yet the patient’s disease moved from bad sinusitis, to stomach pains, to terrible headaches and severe cystitis. He said: “I wanted to understand why the patient developed such a sequence of symptoms, and how I could help. I bought my first book on homoeopathy.”
The French understand drainage remedies and organotherapy better than any other nation using homoeopathy. Indeed, Kate Birch’s book, also reviewed in this edition, is based on the work of Dr. Mauritius Fortier Bernoville, who is also mentioned, along with Vannier, in Levy’s Bibliography.
This is a gem of a book, filled with very useful and connected information on every page. Dr. Bouko Levy said it is the book he should have liked to have in his clinic when he began in practice, and I agree. Somehow I have managed in
practice for 30 years without every hearing about Emunctories – you will find them in this book, along with Schüssler Salts (and a neat diagram that links each salt to a sign of the zodiac), Phytogemmotherapy (with a very clear diagram showing how these remedies are made), Organotherapy and Oligotherapy.
There is materia medica of fourteen central remedies, and common satellite remedies, which are prescribed for affected organs and their function. As an example, an ‘association’ of three remedies, in equal parts, for chronic pelvic inflammation in women might be: Aletris farinosa 1DH, Helonias 3DH and Hydrastis 3DH. [DH = Hahnemann Decimal].
I knew nothing of Oligotherapy and its language (Allergic equates to Psoric; Hyspotenic to Depressed Tuberculinic; Dystonic to Luetic or Excited Tuberculinic; Anergic to Sycotic , Old Psoric; and Auto-poisoning to Cancerous,
Sycotic) and its use of trace elements for treatment.
There is information that can easily be applied in daily practice. It is not particularly for Sensation practitioners, but for those who want to use hands-on, low potency methods (the French seldom use above a 30c potency), connecting emotional and mental states with physicals and drainage, support and nutritional remedies. A strong contender for a naturopath’s library.
It is paperback; has full contents pages, and many useful indices – general; modalities (fabulous); mind; neuroendocrine; anatomic; drainage; remedies; and trace elements. This makes it easy to navigate. I’ve marked all the useful illustrations with post-it notes for quick reference (new moon aggravation: Croc., Kali-br., Natrum-carb., Plat., Puls., Sil. – and all the other moon phases are covered too.)
If you have patients whose organs are ravaged by chronic disease, this book enables you to help those patients support, clean and drain their systems, and rebuild their vitality using low potency homoeopathics; gemmotherapy
medicines made from buds - [see also Dr. Joe Rozenkwaig’s Gemmotherapy, if this interests you], and trace elements [ref. also the work of Jon Gamble]. I have found these therapies and know-how infinitely useful in practice over many years, and am pleased to add Dr. Bouko Levy’s book, already well-thumbed, to my bookshelf.
Jenni Tree is the Editor of Similia, the Australian Journal of Homœopathic Medicine. She has written and delivered lectures internationally on homeopathic materia medica and philosophy.
No doubt that psychotropic drugs present severe side-effects. These dangerous drugs should be banished from family pediatrics and only reserved to some psychiatric patients under specialist care. Chemical control is a straitjacket to contain expressing energy. A child has a huge potential, both physically and mentally, to adapt to environmental stresses. Always keep that in mind. An hyperactive child is a perfect field action for homeopathic remedies, as they act fast and without any side-effects and will permit a progressive severing from hard drugs.
ADHD is a neurobiological disorder with symptoms to note all along the medical consultation. Many children present nervous pathologies similar to homeopathic remedies, giving a solid base to build the prescription. The treatment will consider day and night behavior and might associate several nictemeral remedies.
In some neuro-psychiatric cases, the main clew lies in the General symptoms: temperature, pain, sensations, appetite, aversions, desires, thirst, sweat, sleep, dreams, sexuality, etc. Modalities are a safe lighthouse when present in at least 3 organs with General modalities: periodicity, heat, cold, consolation, distraction, etc. Local symptoms presenting a General modality are to be considered as General symptom: diarrhea from milk, periodical hay fever, palpitations < heat and > fresh open air, twitching changing place, asthma by itself, etc.
The potencies to use start from 4CH to 9CH – 3 to 5 granules 1 to 3 times a day and as needed - to higher potencies in dose less often from 15CH to LMK. Drops are easy to handle and of great help in some chronic cases.
PART 1 - CRAMPS AND SPASMS
> bending forwards
With extreme restlessness
Hand, while writing
AMBRA, ANACARDIUM, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, CAUSTICUM, CIMICIFUGA, CUPRUM, CYCLAMEN, GELSEMIUM, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM, RUTA, STANNUM
ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARNICA, CHELIDONIUM, CICUTA, CINA, COCCULUS, CUPRUM, HELLEBORUS, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, MERCURIUS, NATRUM MURIATICUM, SECALE, STANNUM, SULFURIC ACID
In general (See also fingers and below):
CAUSTICUM, CHAMOMILLA, CINA, CUPRUM, CUPRUM ARSENICOSUM, DIGITALIS, DIOSCOREA, FERRUM, HYOSCIAMUS, LYCOPODIUM, PHOSPHORIC ACID, RHUS TOX, SECALE, SULFUR
In bed, during night:
EYE - EYELIDS
ACONIT, AMBRA, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, BELLADONNA, CORALLIUM, CUPRUM, GELSEMIUM, IGNATIA, IODUM, IPECA, LACHESIS, MOSCHUS, SAMBUCUS, SPONGIA
ABIES NIGRA, AGARICUS, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, BISMUTHUM, CAJUPUTUM, CHAMOMILLA, COCCULUS, COLOCYNTHIS, GRAPHITES, IGNATIA, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, NUX VOMICA, PLATINA, SEPIA, VERATRUM
Stomach feels as if hanging down, constant nausea and vomiting, cutting pains around navel, limbs jerking, asthma: IPECA 4CH
AETHUSA, AGARICUS, ARSENICUM, BELLADONNA, BRYONIA, CACTUS, DIOSCOREA, HYOSCIAMUS, LYCOPODIUM, NATRUM MURIATICUM, NUX VOMICA, PHOSPHORUS, PULSATILLA, SEPIA, SILICEA
ALUMINA, ASA FOETIDA, ANACARDIUM, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ASA FOETIDA, CAJUPUTUM, CHELIDONIUM, CICUTA, GELSEMIUM, IGNATIA, LYCOPODIUM, NAJA, PHOSPHORUS, PLATINA, VERATRUM
CHINA, HEPAR, LYCOPODIUM, NUX VOMICA, PHOSPHORUS, SILICEA, URANIUM NITRICUM
ACONIT, APIS, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARSENICUM, BAPTISIA, BELLADONNA, CANTHARIS, CICUTA, CUPRUM, HYOSCIAMUS, IGNATIA, LACHESIS, MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS, PHYTOLACCA, SANGUINARIUM NITRICUM, STRAMONIUM, SUMBUL, VALERIANA
5 to 20 drops a day:
3 granules a day:
AMBRA, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARSENICUM, BELLADONNA, CAUSTICUM, CICUTA, COCCULUS, GELSEMIUM, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, PHOSPHORUS, STRAMONIUM, THUYA
Dr. Bouko Levy offers insight and information on homeopathy, homeopathic drainage and treatment of specific conditions.