Indore: In a rare case of kidney stone in which doctors recommended surgery, homeopathy medicines came as a respite for 46-year-old woman who was afraid of going under scalpel. The medicines helped her pass out 11x6 mm stone through urine.
Rekha Bai, employed with a government hospital in nearby areas of the city, had developed kidney stone of 11x6 mm, and she was gradually losing weight. Besides, she developed many complications and suffered severe pain in the past eight months.
"Doctors were recommending surgery but I was afraid of it. We visited various doctors in different cities but everyone suggested surgery. It was then I thought of consulting a homeopathy doctor. After 21 days of taking medicines, I am completely fine. Much to the surprise of the sonologist, report came out normal," said elated Rekha Bai.
The doctors have now sent the stone for chemical analysis, which will help her decide the food habits.
Professor and head, Gujarati Homeopathic Medical College, Dr AK Dwivedi said, "People undermine homeopathy and end up undergoing surgery. Rekha Bai came to us with severe complications. I prescribed seven-day medicines and extended the dose for 15 days, which helped her get rid of the pain and suffering. It is not a single case. There are hundreds of patients who have benefited from homeopathy, which is strangely not gaining acceptance."
He added, "Homeopathy medicine can help a person get rid of 4 to 8 mm stone in seven days time. In case of Rekha, the stone was of 11x6 mm size and hence it took 21 days."
Another homeopathic consultant, Dr Chetna Sharma, said, "While allopathic treatment for removing kidney stone costs about Rs 50,000, homeopathy can help a person get back to normal life at a cost of Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 without any side-effects. The sonographies were performed at the same centre to check for accuracy."