“Iodum comes from the Greek word for “violet.” In fact, this element gives off violet-colored vapors when it burns. Violet, a mixture of red and blue, is the incarnation of temperance, red representing impulsive force and blue the calm of the sea and the sky. Violet is the symbol of a spiritual transfusion; it is […]
There is certain group of remedies accepted as ‘remedies for women’, as there are the so called ‘acute remedies’, ‘children remedies’ etc. Though this demarcation is to some extent conditional, the ‘women’ remedies are more often prescribed to female patients than to male ones. This is due to the physical pathology from one side, and to the particular psycho-emotional pattern of the remedies from the other side. One typical female remedy is Platinum metallicum. In this article the readers’s attention will be drawn up to the particular mental picture of this remedy, and to the pronounced depression it is able to cure.
“To understand this remedy, we must refer to the role of potassium, an essential element in our intracellular life. Our cells contain high levels of potassium, while the extracellular medium contains high levels of sodium. The sodium-potassium pump in the cellular membranes works constantly to concentrate potassium within the cells and to expel sodium, a process indispensable for maintaining life. For this to occur, a great amount of fuel in the form of sugar (glucose) is necessary. At birth, after the umbilical cord is cut, glucose is no longer brought into the body through the blood. The sodium-potassium pump does not function as well as usual. The level of potassium falls within the cells, followed by anxiety that the cells may die. The newborn cries. The mother feeds the child at the breast or with a bottle, and everything is back in order. But Kali carbonicum infants resent others for the fact that they are suddenly so dependent. Their resulting ambivalence toward the relationship leads them to reject the company of others once their appetite is satisfied.”
Dr Didier Grangeorge, ‘The Spirit of Homeopathic Medicines’
A particular interest was paid by a visitor to NRS in the capabilities of homeopathy to cure the consequences – physical and emotional – from rejection. There are two homeopathic remedies, both of them deeply acting, specifically indicated in cases of ailments from rejection. This article shall cast a glance upon one of those remedies.
Often we hear from our patients, that after taking some homeopathic remedy their life has had changed. This is especially valid for the remedy Carcinosinum. This remedy is the central nosode of the cancer miasm in Homeopathy, prepared from breast carcinoma.
Agaricus was introduced as homeopathic antipsoric medicine from Samuel Hahnemann in the second edition of his book ‘Chronic Diseases’ as of 1835. The remedy has several provings which show many symptoms in the brain, spine, head, eyes, heart, liver, gastro-intestinal and uro-genital system. It has deep profound action on the human organism, marked with many twitching, spasms, convulsions, dizziness and weakness.
Kalmia is important homeopathic remedy, used in heart disease which alternates with rheumatism or has developed out from rheumatism. The plant from which the remedy was prepared is a representative of the Ericaceae family, together with Ledum palustre and Rhododendrom chrysanthum.
The one very characteristic peculiarity of Kalmia is the wandering shifting complaints. The symptoms of the disease are constantly moving from one place to another, from one system to another; and the mind is corresponding with inability for concentration, irritability and wandering thoughts.