I prefer to speak of the constitution of our remedies instead of constitutional remedies. You will agree with me that Sulphur, Calcarea carbonica, Lycopodium, and Thuja should be mentioned first, if I am to speak of constitutional remedies, which I shall try to present in pictures.
Sulphur is the most important, the main remedy in Hahnemann’s psora treatment. It is the best agent where there is lack of reaction of the body. This lack of reaction is, of course, more or less dependent upon constitutional conditions. It is therefore indispensable also in acute conditions, and the chief remedy in diseases following suppressed skin troubles. Farrington thinks it is a racial remedy for negroes, because they are widely suffering from scrofulosis. The constitutional indication for Sulphur is found in those who have all kinds of skin affections, unpleasant skin odour, aversion to water and bathing; they drink much and eat little, have a stooping walk; all orifices are red, red ears especially in children; they are vexed easily and tend to melancholia. Intuitively I recognize a Sulphur patient when he enters the room; he looks dirty. There is disturbed circulation, irregularity read more [...]
Carcinosinum Cancerinum: A nosode from Carcinoma
Historical background The first to mention and use Carcinosin, the cancer nosode, was James Tyler Kent. He called it 'Carcinoma', and this is how he prepared the remedy:
The preparation of Carcinoma which I have used, for years, was taken from a mammary cancer. The patient had continual seeping of clear, colourless, watery discharge from the open cancer. A small quantity of this fluid was saved and potentised, and has served satisfactorily, in many cases of advanced carcinoma.' He used it as a palliative in cancer cases: 'Carcinoma relieves the sharp, burnin g tearing pains. With this remedy (nosode), patients have been kept comfortable, for many year s, when cure was impossible and the cancerous development continued. The malignant process was delayed, and sufferings usually accompanying the condition were avoided (Kent, New Remedies, Lesser Writings, Clinical Cases, Aphorisms and Precepts, p. 523 f).
The English homeopath James Compton Burnett and his well-known colleague J.H. Clarke were the next to do research and practice in the field of cancer nosodes. They used Scirrhinum primarily, which is said to have been taken from a read more [...]
Techniques for Successful Repertorization of Homeopathic Case by George Vithoulkas
One could say that solving a homeopathic case is easy in theory. One has only to choose the correct symptoms, underline them correctly, and the computer will find the simillimum. Or better still, memorize all the remedies and then give the simillimum based on your knowledge of materia medica without even opening up a repertory. Some cases will lend themselves to these methods. Unfortunately, many cases have such complexity to them that in order to find the simillimum a variety of skills need to be mastered. One's skills would include:
The ability to know all variations of the human condition as much as possible, so that any symptom or distortion from "health" is easily recognized by you. This is the wisdom of SEEING THINGS AS THEY ARE and knowing the possibilities of pathology in human nature.
To know the objectives, goals and limits of cure in each case. The prognosis.
The ability to have a keen sense of intuition and powerful skills of observation all working in harmony to extract the relevant and factual information from the patient.
The ability to experience this information without read more [...]
At times in the case-taking process it is of essential importance to disregard the suggestions that have been made by the computer and ask some basic case-taking questions such as:
Is this person really healthy on the emotional level? For example, is he / she able to express his emotions with strength and clarity? Is he flexible or rigid?
Is he finding creative solutions to problems or getting more trapped? Does he have a strong sense of purpose, value and meaning in his life, or is there apathy and indifference? How much strength of individuality is in his identity or is he weak and unassertive?
What is his balance between selfishness with a strong boundary and the over caring, over sympathetic and too selfless individual who ends up as a victim? Did he/she pass through the developmental stages easily? What stages is he still trapped in?
What negative emotions are there? What are the positive ones? Finally, is his health based on freedom to make choices or does the pattern of the "subconscious" make decisions for him and restrict his freedom?"
How are the symptoms connected to the patient's life and his development as a person? What exactly was the way the patient read more [...]
GENERAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question: Cana person's own intention prevent or facilitate the action of a remedy ?
George : That is good one. The answer in no. What they can do is not let you know what they are doing. The action will be there but they do not want to acknowledge and they will not let you know it. I have seen cases where we have treated with Lyc. She comes back next month and says such and such and so we wait with a placebo. She comes the third month with Nat-m. and says,"I am the same." She comes back and is Calc. and says, "I am worse, really worse". She is given Thuj., and she says still that she is worse. She will tell you. "In the beginning I was perfect". You say, "Perfect?" and she will say, "Yes". She will say, "The first remedy you gave me was the right one." You can go crazy. There was no clue because she went through the months always saying she was the same. So eventually we will have antidoted the case and she says, "Oh, now I am back again to where I was in the beginning".
What can I do in these cases ? If I see a slight hesitation, it might indicate that she may not tell the truth exactly. I said, "Yes, I understand that you are exactly read more [...]
Causes of Kidney stones, symptoms and treatment of kidney stones with effective homeopathic remedies and their indicated symptoms
Kidney stones or renal calculi or nephrolithiasis refers to condition of stone formation in kidneys. Stones can be formed in any region of kidney and urinary system.
Nephrolethiasis refers to renal stone disease; urolithiasis refers to the presence of stones in the urinary system. The majority of stones consist of calcium, usually as calcium oxalate, but they can contain uric acid, struvite (magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate), spontaneous passage of a stone is related to the stone size and location.
The kidneys are the vital organs of our body that filter waste products from the body. Sometimes there is deposition of mineral made up of calcium, uric acid and amino acid crysteine causes kidney stones.
Several factors increases the risk for developing kidney stones, including inadequate fluid intake and dehydration, reduced urinary volume etc. anything that blocks or reduces the flow of urine also increases the risk.
Causes of kidney stones
Organisms such as proteus, pseudomonas, and klebsiella produce recurrent UTI. These organisms read more [...]
ABOUT HEALTH AND DISEASE
George: I am not going to give you a lecture. I would like to communicate definite ideas to you concerning health, and I would like for you to discover homoeopathy together. Homoeopathy is a therapeutic system - one of the many systems which are outside of the orthodox ideas of medicine. What we are concerned with today is to find out what that system is. Unfortunately you cannot experience it on a purely theoretical basis.
Behind the theory of homoeopathy there is a logic which anybody can comprehend and I believe anybody can discover. So the first question that I would like to ask you is, "If you have a fever and a cough, you have a disease". Is that correct?
Response : You have symptoms.
George: Very good. I can't catch you. So something has gone wrong in the organism. Where? We don't know. What are the fever and the cough? What do they represent? Can anybody tell me?
Response : Stress on the vital force.
George : I want to make it more understandable. You see, they don't know what the vital force is. So we have fever in the body ...
Response : An Alarm ?
George : Why is there an alarm ?
Response : Imbalance.
George: We read more [...]
SOME FACTS ABOUT GEORGE VITHOULKAS'S EARLY LIFE
George : So I will get away from this a little, and give you some of the history of my life.
The highlights are that during the German occupation during the Second World War both my parents were killed. My father was killed when I was ten years old. One year ... no, two years later my mother was killed. That was 1942 and 1944. During that time, of course, we were going through great stress. We did not have anything to eat and we were starving, especially the populations in the big towns. The people in the country had some food they could prepare, but there was nothing that we could do in the towns. There was undernourishment. Due to that I believe later on I developed a disease on the vertebrae of the spine. Due to the griefs that I had been through also. My father made furniture of high quality. I remember in 1939, when I was 7 years old, he took me to the Palace of the Royal Family where he had made some furniture. He was very good and very much interested in what he was doing. During the school break - I started going to school at age 6 - I would go and help him during the summer. So I was quite attached to the work read more [...]
PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION: Experiences of Stan Mayerson
George: I want to make a small introduction. It is interesting for us, because in some cases we will have to deal with hospitalization of cases of mentally ill people during a crisis. It will be very interesting to hear of the experiences of Stan.
We saw that case and prescribed a remedy. Somebody said that "George was very sure of what he was prescribing" 'and yet 1 saw you talking with Stan and he was not so sure and he wanted to know what was going on. I want to make a point clear here. I was not sure at all what was going to be the outcome of such a case. We do not allow such experiments in Greece because of the Attorney General. In case something happens, the doctor who is in-charge of the case is going to run into trouble, whether he is a psychotherapist or not. If something happens to the patient or the patient dies, then he would run into big trouble because we had not hospitalized that individual. We are allowed two days at the most in such cases before they are taken to the hospital. And so my experience in such cases has been very limited.
Actually once or twice I found myself in a position read more [...]
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF BABIES
George : Today I want to give you some information concerning the treatment of little babies. When you come to the point of treating babies, you wonder what to look for, especially when you are treating over the telephone. (Laughter) There area few things that we can look at. We could first look at the mood of the baby - the psychological state - weeping, laughing and so on. We also look at the expression of the face. The second thing that we observe is the color of his face - red, pale, vesiculated, blue.
Question : Are you talking about acute situations ?
George : Acute or chronic, the first thing is to look at the gestures. The next ing is the wrinkles. I will give you examples l a t e r on, but first I want to give you some definite things to look for. These are hints. The next thing is the texture of the skin. And the next is the perspiration. Check the tongue. Look at the way in which he stands, sits, or lies down. Check color and odor of the urine. Check the color, odor and texture of the stool. Check his reactions to milk and food in general. And investigate the salivation. These are the main points you should have in mind during the read more [...]