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world-over — English, American, German, French, etc., discipline wise, with brief
abstracts/extracts. Readers may refer to the original articles for detailed study. The
full names and addresses of the journals covered by this compilation are given at
the end of Part I of this journal and readers are requested to refer to them for full
articles.
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I. HHIUJSUHHY
1. Chaos Theory: Implications for
Homoeopathy
SHEPPERD Joel (JAIH, 87, 1/1994) The new science of
Chaos Theory contains ideas that help to
communicate homoeopathic processes in a way that
researchers can understand. Chaos refers to the irregular,
unpredictable behavior of deterministic, non-linear
dynamic systems. Dynamics is the study of change
observed in natural phenomena. A system is the object
of observation from which variables are measured. The
language of the mathematics of non-linear dynamics
contains concepts that describe homoeopathic
observations. The basic terms of this mathematical
language are presented. Applications in physiology and
medicine are noted from current literature. Homeo-
dynamics is proposed as an update for homeostasis.
Examples of how Chaos theory language can
model homoeopathic mechanisms are described.
(Please refer Philosophy section of QHD, X, 1 and
4/1993 for earlier references to Chaos theory = KSS.)
2. Das Symptom - ein Grundbegriff der
Hombopathie (Symptom - a basic idea in
Homoeopathy)
KLUNKER W. (ZKH. 38, 1/1994)
The important task of laying adequate base of
Homoeopathy implied, amongst other things, the
determination of its fundamental concept. The
understanding of the idea of Symptom is one of these.
This is different from what is understood in the
traditional medicine. Within the frame-work of the
phenomenological foundation of Homoeopathy the
analysis of its own concept of Symptom vis-a-vis
Symptom as understood in the traditional medicine has
be differentiated. Whereas the latter is understood as a
mere indicator of the real disease, the
homoeopathic concepit is that the symptom is the
disease itself, i.e. as privative existential phenomenon of
the Dasein. The author discusses the subject
thoroughly.
3. Was heisst "Ahnlich"? Gedanken zu
HAHNEMANNs Fundamentalsatz Similia
Similibus (What is "Similar"? Thoughts on
HAHNEMANN's Fundamental tenet Similia
Similibus)
FURLENMEIER M. (ZKH. 38, 1/1994)
in i /yo nMniNciviMiNiN spun UUL IUI uiw nisi
Lime "... Similia Similibus" in his essay 'On a New
Principle for ascertaining the healing powers of
medicinal substances, with a few glances at those
hitherto employed' (Versuch iiber ein neues Princip
zur Auffindung der Heilkrafte der Arzneisubstanzen,
nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisherigen). The
fundamental tenet of Homoeopathy was thus laid. What
exactly is "similar" is not clear although there have
been disputes whether the law is "Similia similibus
curantur" or "... curentur". The author discusses the
"similar"; what exactly is it? Where does the similarity
begin and where does it end? He concludes that
similarity can never be clearly defined, it is not
possible to define. When we search for a similar
remedy, the similarity should be quantitative ('totality'
of the symptoms, the number of symptoms) and
qualitative ('characteristic', 'essence'). "Similia
similibus" is indispensable for homoeopathic practice.
II. MATERIA MEDICA
1. Zincum metallicum
GHEGAS Vassilis (NEJH, 2, 2/1993)
This is an 'up-date' on Zincum metallicum by one
of the foremost teachers currently. This is a beautiful
exposition of this remedy. "Zincum metallicum
produces mostly 'noises' with very few symptoms,
which hinders us greally. And so we are in despairfrom
having given Nitricum acidum; kilograms olArsenicum
and Nitricum acidum, the person comes again and again
and complains and complains and complains, and all
the people in the family are suffering. That is the
reason that it is written in capital in the repertory,
"Torments everyone with his complaints." The only
remedy is Zincum metallicum.
So go to your practice to see how many cases
torment you, blame you that you have never given the
correct remedy, you have given the whole Materia
Medica with no results. The cause of the
misdiagnosis is due to the central Idea of this
remedy-the lack of productivity on all levels,
leading to scant production of symptoms." The
author goes on to explain this theme.
The following hint is valuable: "After giving Zincum
metallicum the case may not appear to be going well-
with the patient developing trembling, jerking,
vomiting, confusion, perspiration or weakness. If
these symptoms develop you can be certain that the
remedy acted. Do not repeat the remedy and, of
course, do not change the remedy. Give the remedy
time to act and improvement will follow."
2. Materia Medica of Rhus diversiloba
ALBIN Steve, (NEJH, 2, 2/1993)
There is very little written about this remedy. The
Materia Medica of this remedy has been compiled by
the author from information contained in CLARKE,
BOERICKE and symptoms taken from his own cases.
3. A Brief Clinical Materia Medica of Cocculus
indicus
HERSCU Paul (NEJH, 2, 2/1993)
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Key-symptoms: Vertigo, Nausea, Weakness,
Vomiting, aggravation from missed sleep, constant
worries, and especially nervous system disorders.
Clinical conditions: Strokes, Head and Neck
injuries, Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, Vertigo
with any disorder, aggravation by motion (ifthe patient is
actually in the driver's seat, in control of the driving the
dizziness and motion sickness may not occur),
incredible sleepiness when travelling in car, Anxiety
that takes the form of constant worry about some
family member or person near to one's heart, missed
sleep.
4. Piper methysticum
GHEGAS Vassilis (NEJH, 2, 3/1993)
This is an extract from a seminar given by
Vassilis GHEGAS.
Piper methysticum has this modality:
"amelioration of pains for a time by diverting
attention." This modality can be found in the following
rubrics (KENT):
Amusement, desire for (K.2) Ennui,
entertainment amel. (K.39) Excitement
ameliorates (K.40) Occupation amel.
(K.69) Thinking of complaints, agg. (K.87)
5. Zincum metallicum a walk through the
Repertory
HERSCU Paul (NEJH, 2, 3/1993)
This is an understanding of the remedy
Zincum's theme, by studying the repertory rubrics; a
beautiful, brief study. A valuable hint: "Some parents
will describe the following scenario: 'my child was
healthy, bright and lovely. It seemed as if she had a
light within her that draw others to her. She was the
center of her class and social life. Then something
happened which seemed to take the best part of my
child's ability from her,' The event could be an acute
infection, or a treatment that supressed a portion of the
case. I would like to state categorically that
inappropriate homoeopathic treatment fits this
description. From that point on, the light was blown out
of the child. The child may be either dull or be hyper and
inattentive. The child may be friendly, yet not sensing
an appropriate border, may stand only two inches away
from you joyfully asking you questions, oblivious of the
fact that you are conversing with her parents."
6. lodum & lodum children
GHEGAS Vassilis (NEJH, 2, 3/1993)
These two are information gathered from
Vassilis GHEGAS' books. Needless to say they are very
valuable.
7. Cina
GHEGAS Vassilis (NEJH, 3, 1/1994)
Dr. GHEGAS says that it is dangerous to start a
child with a remedy like Stramonium and perhaps the
child needed Cina. Cina has many similarities with
remedies like Stramonium, Tuberculinum. Cina may not
touch the soul of the patient; so it is better to start with
Cina and after calming the case one can go further
with a deep polychrest.
The central idea of Cina - in the mental sphere - is
itching, itching on the emotional sphere and itching on
the physical level, itching without relief even after
scratching.
The author goes on to briefly discuss the remedy
schematically. Valuable study.
8. Stramonium The Suppressed Basic Instinct.
LASCHKOLNIG Christine (NEJH, 3, 1/1994)
Fear of the dark, which is one of the main
themes of Stramonium, confronts us with our fear of
coming into contact with our basic instincts. We
should not overlook Stramonium in eroticism and
sensuality. Suppression of basic instincts may need this
remedy.
An interesting study.
9. Perceiving Rejection: Psychological
Philosophical Perspective
BARVALIA Praful (IJHM, 29, 1/1994)
Rejection, i.e. Forsaken feeling is the central
theme taken up for study and perceiving differential
Materia Medica.
The author says "unless you establish similarity with
the state of disposition which is in centre, you can never
find curative medicine (Aphorism 211)"
Case of Magnesium muriaticum, Lac caninum,
Pulsatilla (all 'Forsaken' remedies) are cited. 10.
Perceiving Rejection through Repertorial
Perspective
MEHTATejal and DALVI Alpana (IJHM, 29,
1/1994)
Following words are used to classify various
'rejection's: Forsaken, Deserted, Abandoned,
Isolation, Repudiated, Neglected, Slight, Ignored (all
'direct relationship' to 'rejection') and Despised,
Loathed, Insulted, Degraded, Wronged (all 'indirect
relationship' to 'rejection').
The authors discuss these terms in the light of
Dictionary meanings and follow it with a study of the
relevant rubrics in the Synthetic Repertory. Rubrics
from Dreams Chapter like 'Dreams, desert'; 'Dreams
forest, going astray in a forest' are also linked in this.
11. Portrait of Platina
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SANKARAN Rajan (IJHM, 29, 1/1994)
Three cases are narrated briefly. The author says
"to me, main feeling of Platina is 'she must be
something special, super special, a great performer,
then only she will be loved or accepted by others.
Otherwise she will be cast aside, thrown, no one will
value her.' This high performance, high status calls for
some amount of 'cold bloodedness', cruelty.
Achievement and ambition are the central points and for
that they could do anything e.g. kill or be really cruel.
The author goes on to make a fine study of Platina.
This article also under 'Perceiving Rejection'
12. Lady who has suffered wrong.
BARVALIA Praful (IJHM, 29, 1/1994)
A 49 year-old married lady, who had a paralytic
stroke. Past history revealed jealousy, forsaken
feeling, excitability, anger, etc. She had dreams of a
hooded cobra. She felt that she had suffered wrong.
Naja was her medicine.
13. The Child who was'slighted'
MATHUR Vanitha (IJHM, 29, 1/1994)
A11 year-old girl with Urticaria. Her mother had
'mania for cleanliness', washed hands frequently and
insisted her child also clean frequently. The girl felt that
mother never had time to even plait her hair. The girl
was mild, wept easily. Pulsatilla was her remedy.
14. Remedies of Rejections - Some Reflections
through a Clinical Experience
MOHAN Vijaya and KASAD Kershasp N.
(IJHM, 29, 1/1994)
The natural desire for love, acceptance, respect,
honor, dignity etc. when thwarted leads to 'rejection'.
A 40 year-old male, born poor, grew up in
poverty, later in the home for the poor, then had to lead a
life of humiliation in his sister's home, became a
rickshaw-puller and suffered various ailments
including joint diseases, impotence and became
disabled even before 40 years, was very much
improved with Pulsatilla and he could resume his
rickshaw-pulling. The mental status also improved
considerably; only the impotence remained.
15. Sensitive, Strict, Stoic Lady -Aurum
metallicum
MATHUR Vanitha (IJHM, 29,1/1994)
A 72 year-old widow; recurrent attacks of
bronchitis since about 30 years; these date back to her last
pregnancy when she was diagnosed to be suffering
from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. She also had
Hypertensin; indigestion; Constipated (takes large
quantities of laxatives daily).
After her husband's death in an accident her sons
fought among themselves and separated, while she kept
neutral; her middle son is an alcoholic. All the family
tensions made her 'stoic'; very religious; although she
felt forsaken, outwardly she bore everything quietly,
kept herself always occupied with household work; felt
that her sufferings were due to her 'karma'.
Aurum metallicum improved her very much.
16. Belladonna als Mittel bei chronischen
Sehstorungen (Belladonna as medicine in
chronic visual defects)
WEGENER A. (ZKH, 37, 1/1993)
Belladonna is considered an 'acute' remedy. This
is not true. HAHNEMANN has said in his
Introduction to Belladonna "Belladonna, in the small
dose just described is, ifthecaseishomoeopathically
adapted, capable of curing the most acute disease (in
which it acts with a rapidity proportionate to the nature of
the disorder). On the other hand, it is not less
serviceable in the most chronic ailments, to which its
duration of action, even in the smallest dose, amounts to
three weeks and more."
A 25 year-old man with visual problems since four
years: dark circles, and flakes appear before him during
daylight; these are worse in sun-light inspite of his
wearing very tinted glasses. Sometimes he becomes
enraged due to this that he would knock his head against
the wall or hit his head with his fists; restless; he
himself thought that a ski accident was the cause.
Belladonna XM brought about a steady
improvement and complete cure. An year later it was
repeated for headaches without the visual
disturbances.
The changed state of mind of the patient (paras 210
and 211) was the decisive criteria.
17. Clematis und der Zustand unserer Materia
Medica (Clematis and the status of our
Materia Medica)
v. KELLER G. (ZKH, 37, 1/1993)
Generally what we mostly learn about
Homoeopathy is through "secondary" literature i.e.
other than the original sources, namely the Provings.
Over the years many errors have been added to the
Materia Medica, including the Encyclopaedia of TF.
ALLEN due to imperfect translations from the original
German Provings. Especially after the publication of
KENT'S Lectures it was thought that whatever
essential was contained in such condensed articles and
the study of the original Provings was abandoned.
The author attempts to show that such
knowledge is not sufficient to select the correct
homoeopathic remedy. One should not restrict
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oneself to 'standard' pictures of the remedies, but
should intensively study the Provings and find the
remedy which most similarly matches the symptoms
expressed by the patient.
With the help of a Clematis case the author
demonstrates this point.
18. Phytolacca- Organon. VI, paras210-212
(Phytolacca - Organon VI, Paragraphs 210 -
212)
WEGENER A. (ZKH, 37, 2/1993)
The importance of the 'Mind' symptoms in the
choice of the similar remedy is shown by a Phytolacca
case. The relevant paragraphs of the Organon are
cited.
In para 21 Oof the Organon HAHNEMANN says
"... even in every so-called physical disease... the
emotional and mental state is always altered..." And in
respect of the medicines in para 212 he says "... there is
no potent medicinal substance in the world which does
not very markedly alter the emotional and mental state
of a healthy man testing it, and each medicine does this
in its own distinctive way."
Since every disease alters the emotional and
mental state and every medicine during its proving
produces alteration of the emotional and mental state,
one must while comparing the symptoms of the
disease with the remedy under consideration always
look for the emotional and mental state in the remedy.
A correct interpretation of these paragraphs must
be made.
19. "Cancerinum" und seine Beziehung zur
Unterdruckung ("Cancerinum" and its
relationship to suppression)
MEYER-KONIG P. (AHZ, 239, 1/1994)
An important aetiological aspect indicating
Cancerinum is physical and emotional suppression. The
author describes a case in which events in the life of a
person arouses the latent cancerine miasm. This
manifests when emotional and physical suppression
takes place. In such cases Cancerinum helps self-
realisation. The author also lists 21 questions which
would help verify indications for Cancerinum:
1. Do you have stage-fright?
2. Is it very important for you for keeping
appointments very punctually?
3. Do you experience Nature inwardly?
4. Must you adjust yourself to external
compulsions from parents, teachers, employer
or other fellow-men?
5. Have you observed in yourself a tendency to
adaptation to others' expectations so that you
should not disappoint others?
6. Was your self-realisation obstructed thereby?
7. Were you during school days socially
integrated or were only a marginalised person?
8. Have you fear of being disapproved?
9. Do you avoid altercations?
10. Can you repulse desires?
11. For this reason do you do your best to do right
by everyone?
12. Has this development in you gone so far as to
make you tired in fulfilling your duties?
13. Can you concede your own wishes?
14. Do you have a bad conscience when you fulfill
your own wish?
15. Can you turn away your own right to live or do
you have the feeling that you must gain your
own right to live through accomplishments and
good deeds?
16. Do you suppose yourself to be under pressure
and thereby settle yourself under pressure?
17. Are you always dominated by the feeling that
you must Justify and vindicate yourself?
18. Does the saying that a friend in need goes all
out to help suit you? You help all, none helps
you?
19. Do you feel uncertain when you make demands
- also when you are entitled to it?
20. Do you have the feeling that others come to you
and seek your friendship or must you go after
others to make friends?
21. Have you determined that your children should
not follow you and quarrel much with each
other?
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20. Homoopathie in der Betriebsarztpraxis -
Kasuistik Vegetative Regulationsstorung,
Schwindel (Homoepathy in Industrial medical
practice - Case - Vegetative Regulation,
Vertigo)
GLUCK W. (AHZ, 239, 1/1994) The author demonstates
the relevance of a General (Modality) Symptom in
finding the curative remedy as well as the importance of
referring to the Materia Medica through a case. This
Rauwolfia case should stimulate further provings of the
remedy. The author is consultant to the Austrian
Society for Homoeopathic Medicinal Provings.
A 24 year-old man with circulatory disturbances
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consulted the author. His disease was diagnosed as
Vegetative regulations disturbance, Vertigo with
chronic Obstipation. A suitable medicine could not be
found with the aid of the presenting symptoms.
Therefore the General Symptom "Physical exertion
amel." and "Physical exertion, in open, amel."
indicated Rauwolfia as the only remedy. (SR. Vol. II
p.177) The remedy was studied in VOISIN's Materia
Medica and found to fit the case. Rauwolfia 12 daily,
cured.
Computer Analysis from
Mac Repertory
by
David Kent WARKENTIN, gives a complete
picture of this remedy, which is listed below:
1.
Mind; ABRUPT
2.
Mind; ANGUISH
3.
Mind; ANXIETY
4.
Mind; CATATONIA
5.
Mind; COMPANY; aversion to; alone;
amel. when alone
6.
Mind; CONCENTRATION; difficult
7.
Mind; CONFUSION
8.
Mind; DEATH; thoughts of
9.
Mind; DELUSIONS; unreal, everything
seems
10.
Mind; EXCITEMENT, excitable
11.
Mind; EXCITEMENT, excitable;
alternates with; sadness
12.
Mind; EXERTION; mental agg.
13.
Mind; EXERTION; mental amel.
14.
Mind; FEAR
15.
Mind; FEAR; evil, of
16.
Mind; INDIFFERENCE
17.
Mind; IRRESOLUTION; indecision
18.
Mind; IRRITABILITY
19.
Mind; KILL, desire; herself, sudden
impulse to
20.
Mind; MEMORY; weakness of
21.
Mind; MEMORY; weakness of; done, for
what he has just
22.
Mind; MISTAKES; speaking; spelling, in
23.
Mind; MISTAKES; writing, in
24.
Mind; MOROSE, cross
25.
Mind; PROSTRATION of mind
26.
Mind; RESTLESSNESS
27.
Mind; RESTLESSNESS, night
28.
Mind; RESTLESSNESS; bed, in
29.
Mind; RUDENESS
30.
Mind; SADNESS; mental depression
31.
Mind; SCHIZOPHRENIA; catatonic
32.
Mind; SCHIZOPHRENIA; paranoid
33.
Mind; SUICIDAL disposition
34.
Mind; THOUGHTS wandering
35.
External Throat; GOITRE
36.
External Throat; GOITRE;
exophthalmic;
Basedows disease
37.
Stomach; AVERSION to; sugar
38.
Stomach; AVERSION to; sweets
39.
Stomach; DESIRES; cold drinks
40.
Stomach; DESIRES; delicacies
41.
Stomach; desires; sour, acids
42.
Male; PASSION, sexual, diminished
43.
Female; DESIRE, sexual, diminished
44.
Female; MENSES; frequent, too early, too
oon
45.
Female; MENSES; painful, dysmenorrhoea
46.
Sleep; DISTURBED; dreams, by
47.
Sleep; DREAMS; accidents, drowning
48.
Sleep; DREAMS; accidents; drowning;
mother
is, his
49.
Sleep; DREAMS; anxious
50.
Sleep; Body ; parts of; jaw broken
51.
Sleep; DREAMS; body; parts of; teeth;
breaking of
52.
Sleep; DREAMS; dead; people of
53.
Sleep; DREAMS; death of
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Sleep; DREAMS; death, of, dying, of
55.
Sleep; DREAMS; disease; fracture of; jaw
56.
Sleep; DREAMS; disease; teeth; breaking
off
57.
Sleep; DREAMS; drowning
58.
Sleep; DREAMS; drowning; mother had
been drowned, that her
59.
Sleep; DREAMS; journey
60.
Sleep; DREAMS; teeth; breaking of
61.
Sleep; DREAMS; wasps
62.
Sleep; SLEEPINESS
63.
Sleep; SLEEPINESS; overpowering
64.
Sleep; SLEEPLESSNESS
65.
Sleep; WAKING; midnight; after; 1a.m.-
5a.m.
66.
Sleep; WAKING; midnight; after; 3a.m.
67.
Sleep; WAKING; midnight; after; 3a.m.-
4a.m.
68.
Sleep; WAKING; early
69.
Perspiration; CLAMMY, sticky, viscid
70.
Perspiration; HOT
71.
Generalities; EVENING; 6p.m.-8p.m.
72.
Generalities; AIR; open; amel.
73.
Generalities; ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
74.
Generalities; COLD; amel.; air
75.
Generalities; CONVULSIONS
76.
Generalities; CONVULSIONS; epileptic
77.
Generalities; CONVULSIONS;
epileptiform
78.
Generalities; DROPSY; external
79.
Generalities; DROPSY; heart disease, from
80.
Generalities; DROPSY; kidney disease,
from
81.
Generalities; EATING; while
82.
Generalities; EXERTION; physical; amel.
83.
Generalities; EXERTION; physical; amel.;
air,
open in
84.
Generalities; FOOD; cold; drinks, water;
agg.
85.
Generalities; HEAT; flushes of
86.
Generalities; HEAT; sensation of
87.
Generalities; HYPERTENSION
88.
Generalities; HYPOTENSION
89.
Generalities; MOTION; amel.; continued
90. Generalities; OBESITY
91. Generalities; PAIN; amputation, after
92. Generalities; PAIN; muscles, of
93. Generalities; PAIN, burning; externally
94. Generalities; PAIN; stitching
95. Generalities; PARALYSIS agitans
96. Generalities; PLETHORA
97. Generalities; PRESSURE; amel.; hard
98. Generalities; PSORA
99. Generalities; PULSE; hard
100. Generalities; PULSE; hard; climbing, after
101. Generalities; PULSE; hard; exertion, after
sudden
102. Generalities; PULSE; irregular
103. Generalities; PULSE; slow
104. Generalities; ROOM; agg; closed
105. Generalities; STOOL; amel.
106. Generalities; SWELLING; in general
107. Generalities; SYCOSIS
108. Generalities; TENSION; internally
109. Generalities; TREMBLING; externally
110. Generalities; WAKING; on
111. Generalities; WALKING; amel.; air, in open
112. Generalities; WARM; agg.
113. Generalities; WEARINESS
114. Generalities; WEATHER; wet; agg.
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HYETT Sue (HLK, 3, 1/1994)
This study and comparison of the Creature and the
Remedy - Scorpion - is based on the provings recently
made by Jeremy SHERR. It includes material drawn
from the Provingsas well as Repertory rubrics.
In some works Scorpion is entered as
Androctonus Amurreuxi Hebraeus (as in the
Complete Repertory).
"The main areas of the Repertory where
correlations between remedy and creature occur are
Mind, Generalities, Sleep and Eyes. It is interesting to
note some of the thoughts and language used by the
provers, which I have listed here as 'scorpion
language':
"Tried to squeeze a laugh from anything."
"He felt it was a game of who was cleverer and
tried to lie and outwit his friend."
"Irritable, snappy."
"Felt like tearing offenders to pieces with his
bare hands."
"Felt everyone were creeps."
"Fretful biting at times."
"Wanted to kill husband and children."
"Lashed out at everyone."
"Impatient, snappy."
"In the street felt aggressive and very strong, that
his umbrella was a knife."
"Desire to smash people up."
"Desire to pick an argument or fight."
"Great hostility to those around him."
"Stinging observations and comments
directed at his friends."
There is no guilt or remorse in Scorpion, like the
female scorpion who eats her mate after copulation, or
her own young.
"Pushed kids out of bed with no compassion."
"Things she would normally feel guilty about
don't bother her."
"Cancelled an appointment without any
remorse."
"I feel much more self-centred."
"Very changeable moods, one minute
extremely friendly, nice, amiable, then irritable."
"Incredible upsurge of energy - laughing, felt very
high, then low, then high again."
"Great swings of mood, better for eating."
The author compares the rubrics and
symptoms as reflected in the study of the creature and the
attitude towards it.
There are many similarities between the remedy and
the zodiac image of Scorpio, and the polarity that is
fundamental to any remedy is also present.
There are many similarities between Scorpion and
Anacardium and they can easily be mistaken for each
other.
(Attention is drawn to QHD, X, 1/1993, Section II.
Materia Medica. wherein information on the
Proving by Jeremy SHERR and others before him, may
be found = KSS)
22. An Inadvertent Proving of Ammonium
Hydroxide
WILLIAMS Henry (JAIH, 87, 1/1994) A 53 year-old
jeweller suffered hypertension, chest pain, dizziness,
dyspnoea, abdominal bloating, and Diabetes mellitus.
His high diastolic pressure was controlled by Equisetum
6x t.i.d. Diabetic diet and Insulin controlled his
Diabetes. The patient ultimately found out that all his
ailments could be attributed to Ammonium hydroxide
toxicity. Household Ammonia was in an open vat in his
shop and he found that when he covered the vat his
troubles became less, and in about 5 years he became
completely well and without Insulin or oral medicines.
23. Pyrite - A Proving
WILLIAMS Henry (JAIH, 87, 1/1994) Having found in
practice that Pyrite is useful in the persistent dry cough
that has recently followed many cases of viral
bronchitis, the author carried out a Proving of the drug
on himself. For 7 days one grain of Pyrite 3x was taken
twice a day.
The Symptoms that appeared are given below:
On the second day I became conscious of a
tendency to cough which seemed to arise just below the
Adam's Apple and be relieved by a slight cough, but
returned in full force one-half to one hour later.
On the fifth day I became conscious of a degree of
constipation without any change in diet or change in
the size, volume, consistency or color of the stool.
A week after stopping the 3x all symptoms
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subsided and Pyrite 6x was started four times a day.
After the first day the tendency to cough
returned, this time becoming more frequent, worse on
expiration, and relieved by inspiration, By the seventh
day the cough was suffocating and produced a small
amount of thick, mottled, yellow-buff and greenish
sputum that came with little effort in globs that were
not tenacious.
There was the need for more sleep.
A clarity of thought developed enabling me to see
the solution of problems in logical steps.
The dosage was stopped after a week. After a week
without medication, Pyrite 12xwas started twice a day.
No new symptoms developed, and the cough was never
as frequent as with the lower potency, and no
expectoration in relation to time of day, weather, or
circumstance was noted.
The clarity of thought returned.
The medication was continued for a week and then
stopped.
After three weeks Pyrite 30x was started twice a
day.
Again, the day oough returned with the same
characteristics as with Pyrite 6x
Constipation wa:s again noted.
The need for sleep to feel refreshed was also noted.
The clarity of thought and ability to plan was not
noticeable greater than with the Pyrite 6x.
Six cases treated with Pyrite have been
reported.
24. Anhalonium lewinii
TARKAS P.I. (NJH, 3, 1/1994)
A brief Materia Medica of the remedy
25. Anacardium orientale
KASI VISWANATHAN T.K. (NJH, 3, 1/1994) A
brief Materia Medica of the remedy.
26. Ginkgo biloba
GHOSH Jyoti (NJH, 3, 1/1994)
A brief Materia Medica of the remedy.
27. Vanity: Thy name is Platina
SONAWALA Sarla (NJH, 3, 1/1994)
A beautiful poem on the characteristics of the
remedy.
28. Ein kleiner Indiumfall (A small case of
Indium)
KLUNKER W. (ZKH, 38, 2/1994)
A 63-year-old woman was suffering since
months with leftsided Peri-arthritis hurneroscapularis.
The condition did not respond favourably to certain
medicines administered. However, the patient said that
the shoulder pain radiated to the elbow. The KENT
rubrics of "Shoulder pains radiating to elbow" was
added to the rubric "Shoulder pains left" and the only
remedy that came up was Indium metallicum. The
symptoms were verified in the Guiding Symptoms and
found similar to the patient's complaint. A dose of
Indium metallicum XM relieved the pains; however,
three months later another dose was given for
recurrence of the pains and since then the patient is free
from the pains. The characteristic shoulder pains of
Indium is thus confirmed.
29. Unusual Aspects of Remedies
GRAY Bill (The Homoeopath, 52/1994)
The article is based on a paper presented at the
Society of Homoeopaths 1993 Conference at Keele
University.
Remedies are understood from their Provings, the
Key-Notes are discerned, then their 'essence' as one
proceeds to gather personal experiences and when the
remeedy acts deeply in a patient some of the 'edges' of the
remedy is understood. Three remedies are discussed in
this regard: Cannabis indica, Nitric acid and Ledum,
each with a case.
A 28-year-old young man, powerful,
unbounded energy, rage; he could single-handedly
assault and injure many persons when enraged. In the
course of the interview when he actually exhibited
such a rage, it was also observed that he had a quality of
ecstasy. He felt 'high'; his eyes were unfocused as if he
were stoned and in an etheric state; laughing in an
irrational manner in the midst of the rage he was
describing. Cannabis indica cured his condition
completely including the Hypoglycaemia for which he
had originally seen the physician.
Two cases to illustrate the ability of Nitric acid to
read others' minds. One 35-year-old female in business
of antique pottery. She was a hard, hostile person,
involved in numerous lawsuits. She did astral travel in
the night and in these astral travels to the Mid East she
searched for old ruins for pottery. During her waking life,
she physically travelled to these sites and dug for the
pottery and this was so successful. She could read
minds readily. Nitric acid was her remedy. Interesting
changes came about her.
Another female 44 year-old psychotherapist with
complaints of hair falling (in fact she had a very large
amount of hair). Nitric acid brought about interesting
changes in her; she could read the minds of others. All
the thoughts she picked from other minds were negative.
Ledum is normally used for insect-bites. A 45-
year-old male, Gay: loner, very fastidious, orderly and
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irritated when anything happened out of
expectation. The peculiar symptom was that he went to
bed in the night with burning in his legs
necessitating large applications of ice. After Ledum his
arthritis symptoms dramatically disappeared and he
calmed down considerably.
A 40-year-old Chiropracter with Lyme disease.
This patient too was very orderly, etc. He was
systemically chilly yet his joint pains were better by
plunging into a swimming pool. Ledum single dose
cured the Lyme disease completely and his
personality also became soft and generous.
The author points out that he found
fastidiousness as an element in Ledum.
The article is woith reading in full.
30. Ca/carea muriaticum and Group Analysis
SCHOLTEN Jan (The Homoeopath, 52/1994)
This article explains a method of case analysis
called 'Group Analysis'. With this method it is possible
to solve many difficult cases with little known remedies
like Calcarea muriaticum and Baryta nitrica. This
method is explained extensively in Jan SCHOLTEN's
book 'Homoeopathy and Minerals'.
31. Opium
DEEKS Stewart (The Homoeopath, 52/1994) Opium is
perhaps under-used in homoeopathic practice currently.
This article is derived from various writings about the
uses and abuses of Opium. A very interesting and
educative one.
32. Remedy Masquerades
THOMPSON Michael
(The Homoeopath, 52/1994)
This brief article shows Aristolochia clematitis
masquerading as Pulsatilia. Edward WHITMONT's
Psyche and Substance has a chapter on
Aristolochia, in which one could find many symptoms
from his clinical experience.
33. Key-Notes of Uterine Haemorrhage - lesser
known haemostats
Compiled by the Editor
(The Homoeopath 52/1994)
Erigeron canadense:
Affinities: UTERUS, BLADDER, stomach
Type: Bright red profuse
Modalities: agg. exertion
Concomitants: violent irritation of the rectum,
bladder or urethra. Congestion of the head.
Peculiarities: epistaxis instead of menses.
Lochia agg. motion
Ustilago maydis
Affinities: UTERUS - climacteric and
Type: mainly passive. Dark red with clots or dark
stringy blood oozing or paroxysmal.
Concomitants: alopecia, recurring tonsilitis,
FIBROIDS
Peculiarities: pain in ovaries during
haemorrhage. Knotted sensations.
Trillium pendulum: all the mucous
membranes
Type: active and passive
Modalities: agg. motion, amel. TIGHT
BANDAGING
Concomitants: faintness, vertigo, bearing down
sensations, fibroids
Peculiarities: as if back and hips would fall to
pieces. Menses every two weeks lasting one week.
Other symptoms: bleeding after tooth
extraction
Millefoliurn.
Affinities: capillaries of lungs, nose and uterus
Type: bright red, fluid
Concomitants: HIGH FEVER. Piercing pains
Haemorrage after falls and injuries if Arnica fails
Mitchells:
Uterine haemorrhage with concomitant bladder or
kidney complaints where no other remedy is indicated.
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris:
Affinities: UTERUS
Type: very prolonged metrorrhagia and
menorrhagia. Blood stains indelibly.
Concomitants. Fibroids. Aching and bruised
soreness in uterus and back, cramps and neuralgic
pains.
Vertigo, Chronic cystitis.
Other important haemorrhage remedies worth
studying: Crocus sativa, Hamamelis, Sabina, Secale
cornutum, Ipecacuanha, and the characteristic
symptoms of polychrests such as Phosphorus,
Aconite, China and the 'snake' remedies. 34. Two
Opium Cases
McNEIL Russell (The Homoeopath 52/1994)
Case 1: A cat which was attacked by either
another cat or dog and suffered from the fright
although the mauled marks healed. Opium 30 relieved the
fright; a strange symptom however remained, viz., it
crept under the carpet and slept for hours under the
carpet and this too gradually wore off. A black letter
symptom of Opium is "people want to hurt him,