This article is focused on the development of children and infants influenced by the homeopathic remedy Borax veneta.
Chemical: Sodium Borate, Salt of Boric Acid, Natrium biboracicum, Sodium tetra borate
Homeopathic: Borax veneta (Borx.)
Affinity: Nutrition of nervous system and mucous membranes. Mouth. Occiput, Skin, Kidneys, Bladder. Right side.
From the Womb to the Outer World
Boron element’s place in the periodical table is in the second series – carbons – which are related to the individual development and the realization of the personality. The natrium element is corresponding to closed, introverted characters and to tight relationships with only one person. Borax is compound of those two elements and is related to the process of finding solid ground bellow one’s feet, or in other words – finding own identity.
Borax is homeopathic remedy of a great value in treatment of children and infants. Its peculiar symptoms, as revealed during the provings, are related to the process of detachment of the infant from the mother, to the process of formation of the identity of the child. This process is painful and difficult, and for some children it could be even impossible to bear.
Borax is also an important remedy for women in child-birth, having difficult or slowed down birth process, where the labor pains dart upward and the child’s head goes back. The woman fears downward motion, and is sensitive to the slightest noise. The pains are very weak, or cease entirely; or there are false labor pains.
From the moment a child is conceived, its development begins in every aspect of this word. It is commonly observed with women to have ambiguous thoughts and feelings in the first weeks or months of their pregnancy. Depending of the other pre-conditions, as related to the genetic configuration, the role and relation of the father, the support from the family, the standard of life and many other factors, it sometimes happen so that the future mother develops many fears and worries during her pregnancy.
Everything about the mother reflects on her pregnancy and to the labor process. An anxious woman is more prone to difficult labor or to late giving of birth, or to complications during the pregnancy leading to labor intervention by a surgeon. Difficult or late birth may give rise to the pathology of Borax.
The natural birth passages lead the baby downwards, through narrow channels. Different reasons during labor can cause the child to remain into these narrow places, with no possibility to go back to the womb or to continue the downward motion to the outer world. And this turns to be the biggest fright for the baby, great shock and fear for its life.
Other birth complications can also cause shock and fear in the newborn – tightening of the umbilical cord around the neck, or obstructed air passages, or congenital defect of the newborn. All these causes give rise to the necessity of cutting the umbilical cord earlier than it should be. The newborn gets enormous shock because its vital source of oxygen is discontinued before the lungs are inflated and able to take over. Such could also be the case of a child borne by Caeserean operation. Very often those operations are set days before the labor term and thus the birth process is started “without notice” and before the baby is ready to come.
Such birth experience result to anxiety, sharp sensitiveness and fears. They are in fact an emanation of the inappropriate and inopportune detachment of the child from its mother’s womb.