• Praveen Raj Research Scholar, Faculty of Homoeopathy, Tantia University, Rajasthan, India.
  • Parveen Kumar Sharma Director & Research, Tantia University, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
  • Ambily B Chief Medical Officer, AYUSH department, Government of Kerala, India.
  • Siva rami reddy E Faculty of Homoeopathy, Tantia University, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India


Every homoeopathic drug has hundreds of symptoms. Most of the symptoms were recorded during proving of the drug. Around 10% of symptoms are of clinical origin as observed by keen homoeopaths. Number of symptoms are very large when it comes to polychrest drugs like Kali carb and Rhus tox. Very often these two drugs are prescribed as routine medicines when it coms to joint complaints especially lumbar Spondylosis. As homoeopathic principle clearly says that indicated medicine is the homoeopathic specific medicine for the given patient at that time, routine prescription doesn’t serve the purpose. Hence an attempt was made to understand the reliable symptoms Rhus tox and kali carb especially in l.pondylosis.

Methods:  Patients suffering from lumbar Spondylosis with sciatica syndrome attending Alvas Homoeopathic medical college hospital between November 2018 to November 2019 were selected. After case taking those patients whose symptoms correspond to kali carb and Rhustox were considered.  Using VAS scale follows up was analyzed. Symptoms which clinched the remedy diagnosis in each case was assessed. The time taken for improvement was noted.

Results: a total of 14 cases were selected for the study. Among them 4 cases defaulted during the course of the study. Out of 10 cases 3 were prescribed kali carb and 7 cases were given Rhus tox. Symptom severity was high.( mean VAS score was 7 out of possible 10). After treatments mean VAS score dropped down to 1. It shows significant improvement.

Keywords: Lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, homoeopathy, Visual Analog Scale


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Raj, P., P. K. Sharma, A. B, and S. rami reddy E. “ASSESSING THE RELIABLE SYMPTOMS OF RHUS TOX AND KALI CARB IN THE TREATMENT OF LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS WITH SCIATICA SYNDROME – AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY”. International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, June 2020, pp. 11-16,
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