The Carbo-Nitrogenoid Constitution
The excess of the elements carbon and nitrogen leads to formation of carbo-nitrogenoid constitution. It is characterized by insufficient oxygenation; since the oxygen takes part in all biochemical processes of assimilation and production of energy, the consequence from its insufficiency is the malnutrition. The malnutrition leads to lack of energy and to malfunctions of vital organs and systems.
Hence these patients are prone to diseases and breakdowns in the nutrition of tissues. We observe obesity followed by loss of weight. Defective nutrition in bone system leads to rickets and various osteo-malformations and curvatures. Great inclination to respiratory diseases and disturbances in breathing; gastro-intestinal disorders with constipation or diarrhea, or alternating one after another, flatulence and distension of abdomen; urinary disorders, gout; headache, vertigo, irritability, anxiety, impatience.
The carbo-nitrogenoid constitution corresponds to Hahneman’s miasm of latent or fully developed psora. All patients of this type on a certain stage suffer from great lassitude and fatigue of the entire organism, dullness and a tendency to chronicity. The patients aggravate from rest, sexual excesses or suppression, abnormal nutrition, impure atmosphere, loss of bodily fluids, excess of salt in the food, emotional excess or suppression, reproaches, domination, etc.
The remedies which act well on patients with carbo-nitrogenoid constitution are all the antipsoric remedies, among which we find especially beneficial:
From the mineral kingdom:
Cuprums, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Hepar, Mercurius remedies, Argentums, Plumbum, Platina.
From the plant kingdom:
Camphora, Aconitum, Rhus toxicodendron, Lycopodium, Belladonna, Hyosciamus, Stramonium, Dulcamara, Digitalis, Nux vomica.
The Constitutional Remedy
The important point to make here is that many different patients may fall into one constitutional group. Each of them however will need different constitutional remedy at certain stage of the treatment. This is so because the homeopathic treatment is dynamic and as it moves forward, the patient is also shifted gradually to a higher state of health, towards his personal ultimate dynamic balance. So each type of constitution will need more than one remedy during the process of cure; and this is especially valid for the chronic diseases.
The statement that one man needs only one constitutional remedy is therefore not entirely true. It is true that each remedy should be given all the time necessary to exhaust its curative action on a given patient; but it is not true that only this remedy is that patient’s constitutional remedy. A persons’ constitution can be beneficially influenced by many different remedies, some of them chronic, and others – acute. Knowing the type of constitution of our patients, together with their personal characteristics, points us to the group of remedies which will be needed in the course of treatment.
*Bibliography: Eduard Von Gravougl, The Textbook oh Homeopathy; Samuel Hahnemann, The Chronic Diseases.