Complementary Medicine | Encyclopedia of Remedy Relationships in Homoeopathy
RELATIONSHIP OF REMEDIES. Dr. R. Gibson Miller, Glasgow, Scotland. Authorities. 1. Hering's Guiding Symptoms and Condensed Materia Medica. 2. Homeopathic Times. REMEDY. RELATIONSHIPS. A Visual Representation by Elinor Hitching remedy relationships into graphical form. Here's the result. This is the most comprehensive book available on remedy relationships, including complementary remedies, successive remdies, inimical remedies, and .
They may bottle things up and become quite ill.
Emotional problems - British Homeopathic Association
Hate Hate is one of the hardest emotions to live with. Whereas love is associated with the heart, hate has been associated with the soul. When it persists for long enough it can almost literally seem to eat away at the soul. When hate rears its head it can never do the individual any good. All sorts of ailments may arise, yet not be linked up with this emotion.
They become vindictive and malicious in their hate, although they often seem to vacillate in their decision-making.
They may be subject to mood swings; at times being vitriolic with a desire to swear and rant, while at other times they seem on the point of forgiveness. They may secretly feel inferior to the object of their hatred. They become suspicious and spiteful. If they can even a score they most assuredly will. They tend to suffer spasms and cramps and may be aware of a metallic taste in their mouth.
They are worse for consolation and generally have a craving for salty foods. Nitric acidum — these people cannot and will not forget a slight, and may feel totally unable to forgive. They cannot let matters drop and may be incessantly bringing the subject up with family and friends, to the point of losing sympathy. They are generally prickly in nature and may pester people about their problems and their health.
They may hold grudges and their temper may erupt swiftly like a newly-struck match. Sulphur — for those people with a strong sense of justice. They can develop hatred of institutions and organisations. They may be of a philosophical nature, with a tendency to slouch, lean and fidget.
Those who are afflicted by it can find themselves perpetrating great acts of maliciousness or smaller deeds of spite. It is a completely negative emotion which can cause harm to the individual, as well as to others through the actions of the jealous person.
When anyone threatens their security, their home, their relationship, they will be prepared to sting back. They have a highly suspicious nature.
Physically they are subject to problems with mucus membranes, skin and joints. They tend to be clumsy. Arsenicum album — for fussy, tidy, restless people.
Hyoscyamus — for talkative, suspicious types who tend to be immodest.
Their jealousy may be so intense that they may act rashly and make a fool of themselves. They may go into fits of laughter about inconsequential matters. They may also develop a fear of being poisoned, so will become suspicious of food, medicines and drinks.
Lachesis — for talkative, suspicious people who often experience bloating. They are highly susceptible to jealousy and may be driven to fits of temper which comes out as verbal abuse. This jealousy pattern may be apparent in females premenstrually, or around the time of the menopause.
Lycopodium — for worried, highly-strung individuals who anticipate events with fear, often for a disproportionately lengthy period of time beforehand. They may envy people who can carry off any situation, while they agonise for days. Nux vomica — for fiery, irritable types who tend to use stimulants. They are constantly pressured and are often high-achievers. Their jealousy smoulders on and they are liable to bouts of irritability. Pulsatilla — for timid, weepy types who are very changeable.
They are easily influenced by others. They get peeved at people, become jealous very swiftly, yet will tend to bottle their emotions up. The first is "crude antidotes" which consists of outside forces such as coffee, strong mints, eucalyptus, Tiger Balm, etc.
These things themselves are not harmful; they just don't always work well with homeopathic remedies and can cause the action of a remedy to be interrupted. The second class is "dynamic antidotes," which can correct the overaction of a remedy.
For instance, if you have given Graphites 30 and the next day find that the entire body is covered with eruptions, this is a pretty strong reaction. Somerson might do in a case like this is to use a dynamic antidote to correct the overaction of the first remedy, rather than trying to abruptly cease any response from the remedy with a crude antidote.
Lists of possible antidotes can be found in Gibson-Miller's Relationship of Remedies. The remedy is listed in the first column and remedies which antidote that remedy are in the fifth column.
Another relationship is that of the "family"—the botanical family or the mineral class. Plants of the same family show common themes such as with the family of Ranunculacea [buttercup]. These plants manifest with skin blisters, rashes, itching, etc.
If the remedy picture of one doesn't quite match the case, consider the other remedies in that particular family for the remedy that best fits the picture. Another family is the Conifer [cone-bearing evergreens] which includes Sabina, Thuja, and Terebinthina.
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A "chemical constituent" relationship refers to minerals that may be found within a substance or sometimes in the area where the substance grows. Belladonna has Mag phos in it and tends to grow in areas that are rich in Calcarea carbonica.
Pulsatilla contains much Sulphur. One must choose carefully between the two remedies and then continue with that remedy or follow with a complementary remedy.
However, one should not follow one remedy with the other non-complementary one, without either an intervening remedy or the passage of time. Somerson reminded us that when we are choosing between two similar remedies, pay special attention to the rare, strange, and peculiar symptoms. This will aid us in our understanding of these remedies. I could fit only a small portion of the wealth of information Dr.
Somerson provided us with into this review.