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27 07, 2021

ARGENTUM NITRICUM (Arg-n.) – ارجنٹم نائٹریکم – ارجنٹم نائیٹریکم – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas

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Argentum nitricum Nitras argenti English: Nitrate of silver French: Argent nitrate, Nitrate d'argent German: Salpetersaures Silber   The essential features If we wanted to describe an Argentum nitricum case with few words, we could say that he is an over-emotional, impulsive individual with weakening mental faculties,which allow a host of impulses and fears to arise. He is an individual whose power of coordination and balance has been upset on all levels. In my writings I have repeatedly emphasized the hierarchical structure of human health. In the healthy individual the mental sphere, being the most central to normal functioning, exerts its control over the physical and emotional spheres. This control can become excessive in over-mentalized patients. On the other hand, in other types of patients there is a weakening of this central, controlling influence; to this group belongs Argentum nitricum. In the neurological system, this weakness leads to clumsiness, in coordination and, finally, ataxia and convulsions. In the psychological state it leads to impulses, the hallmark of Argentum nitricum. In the early stages Argentum nitricum individuals are jolly, extroverted and optimistic. Far from being egotistical, they are giving and attentive in conversation. They are people who enjoy life, and its comforts. [...]

20 09, 2020

Aloe socotrina – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas

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Aloe vera, Barbadensis vel Socotrina, Aloe Soccotrina N.O. Liliaceae Family: Jussieu [vegetable substance] - Hexandria monogynia, L. Mode of preparation: A tincture is made from the fiery red gum of the plant by trituration.   The essential features This is a remedy that primarily affects the digestive system and more especially the end of the large intestines. Its tendency is to produce an engouement of the veins causing fullness throughout the body, but more especially in the liver region, an abdominal, rectal and intestinal fullness. The main pathology in which you will find Aloe to be indicated is spastic or ulcerative colitis. I have found, however, that the great characteristic of this remedy is a preoccupation that the patient has with his pathology, that is to say with the whole cycle - eating to excreting. Aloe is easily disturbed by the intake of food, its digestion and its expulsion. If you should have such a case, and treat it for a long time before recognising it, you will find that the patient takes on a hypochondriacal attitude towards his "stool" and the disturbances that accompany it. The patient may complain constantly about being unable to have a normal stool, and [...]

3 03, 2020

Homeopathic Remedy Lachesis mutus (lach.) لیکسیس – The Essence of Materia Medica by George Vithoulkas

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Lachesis mutus (lach.) Main idea is overstimulation, which is constantly seeking an outlet for relief, like a pot that is boiling all the time; needs an outlet or will break down. Snake poison; initially the poison goes through the bloodstream, stimulates first, and then on the more specific areas. Primary target is circulation (from study of Materia Medicas you must get the preference of remedies for certain systems). People with idiopathic high blood pressure. Flushes of heat in different ages. Haemorrhages, particularly where the colour is quite dark. Headaches, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, and all kinds of heart ailments. Appearances of ulcers and eruptions – a pink appearance, cyanotic, purplish. Sensation of circulation. Sleep is difficult. Rhythm in the circulation or in the morning. Sleep-morning, these are aggravating times for Lachesis. Worse by heat, if suddenly heated up, which changes the circulation. Worse after entering shower or a very hot room. Worse before menses – as soon as menses starts there is a general amelioration of the patient. Often feel a choking sensation in the throat. Wake up in a panic as if the breath has stopped. Lachesis leads all remedies in the symptom, “wake up in a panic”, worse by [...]

22 05, 2019

روزہ دار کی صحت کے مسائل اور ہومیوپیتھی (3) – نظر کی کمزوری، دھندلاپن اور چکر آنا – حسین قیصرانی

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رمضان کریم میں کھانے پینے، سونے جاگنے اور زندگی کے اکثر معاملات میں واضح تبدیلی ہو جاتی ہے۔ بعض روزہ دار خواتین و حضرات کو صحت کے وقتی مسائل عبادات کی بجا آوری میں مشکلات کا باعث بنتے ہیں۔ گزشتہ چند دنوں میں جن تکلیفوں کے مریضوں نے زیادہ تعداد میں رابطہ کیا اُن کی مختصر ترین علامات اور ہومیوپیتھک دوائیں ایک سیریز کی شکل میں سلسلہ وار پیش کی جائیں گی۔ ویسے تو یہ دوائیں ان مسائل کے علاوہ دیگر بے شمار بیماریوں کے علاج میں بھی استعمال ہوتی ہیں۔ یہ وضاحت بہت ضروری ہے کہ یہ دوائیں صرف خالی معدہ یا روزہ دار کی تکالیف میں مدد دے سکتی ہیں اگر دوائی کے ساتھ درج علامت بھی مریض میں موجود ہو گی۔ عام حالات میں یا اگر مسائل پرانے(Chronic) ہوں تو ڈاکٹر کے مشورہ سے ہی کوئی دوائی استعمال کی جائے۔ علاوہ ازیں کوئی بھی ہومیوپیتھک دوا متواتر لمبا عرصہ استعمال کی جائے گی تو وہ بیماری میں فائدہ دینے کے بجائے اضافہ کا باعث بن سکتی ہے۔ دوائی کے دس قطرے افطاری کے بعد اور سحری سے پہلے ایک چوتھائی گلاس سادہ پانی میں ڈال کر پی سکتے ہیں۔ کوشش کریں کہ دوائی لینے سے تیس منٹ [...]

22 05, 2019

Homeopathic Remedy Silicea terra (sil.) سلیشیا – The Essence of Materia Medica (George Vithoulkas)

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The key idea describing Silica patients is that they are YIELDING. It is a kind of shyness or timidity, but not really a cowardice (like Lycopodium or Gelsemium). It is a submissiveness that arises out of a lack of energy to insist upon his or her point of view, even though it may be strongly held; They are quite agreeable and mild, easy to get along with. Silica patients are intellectuals, but not aggressive or critical like Lachesis; They have highly refined sensibilities, and they are very intelligent. If you try to impose an opinion upon a Silica person, she will not oppose you. She is sensitive to impressions and therefore takes into account your point of view. She understands very well where you are right and where you are wrong but she holds her opinions to herself. Unlike Pulsatilla, she has an opinion of her own, but she does not want to go to the trouble to impress it upon the world. Thus, Silica appears mild and reserved – but not at all like Staphysagria, Ignatia, or Natrum mur. It is not an isolation. They are capable of freely talking about themselves when circumstances permit, and they make friends [...]

26 04, 2019

Calcarea Phosphorica – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas

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Calcarea phosphorica Calcium Phosphate. Phosphate of Lime. Tricalcic Phosphate. Ca3 2PO4 . A mixture of the basic and several complex calcium phosphates - produced by adding dilute phosphoric acid to lime water. Trituration. The essential features Calcarea phosphorica is a deep-acting remedy with a wide range of symptomatology. Unfortunately, it is often confused with several of our polychrests, the most frequent of these being Calcarea carbonica, Chamomilla, Phosphoricum acidum, Phosphorus and Tuberculinum. A more thorough understanding of this remedy will enable the practitioner to better distinguish it from the others mentioned above. There are three primary causative factors for the development of a Calcarea phosphorica case: bad nutrition bad news bad weather Deficient or poor nutrition is required to produce the classic Calcarea phosphorica picture, especially on the physical level. This picture encompasses the basic structural and developmental pathology described in earlier texts, whose symptoms include: rachitis; emaciation; bone diseases; the non-union of fractured bones; anaemic states; slow or difficult convalescence after acute diseases. Specifically in babies: the non-union of sutures, open fontanelles, late learning to walk, late learning to talk, late dentition and troubles incident to this period. Fifty or one hundred years ago, case descriptions of Calcarea phosphorica [...]

20 03, 2019

Homeopathic Remedy Kalium Carbonicum (kali-c.) کالی کارب – The Essence of Materia Medica (George Vithoulkas)

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Kalium Carbonicum (kali-c.) As mentioned by Kent, Kali carb. is a remedy which is difficult to perceive in its essence both in the patient and in the Materia Medicas. The primary image of the patient is not readily available from provings, so it is known mostly by experienced homoeopaths possessing the skill of careful, systematic observation. It is very important to understand, however, because Kali carb. is a profoundly deep and long lasting remedy when prescribed early enough to prevent progression to an incurable stage of pathology. The Kali carb. patient has a distinctive personality; committed dogmatically to strong sense of duty to an inflexible, rigid degree. It is an uptight state in which the mind maintains iron control over experience, behavior, and emotions. Such a person is compelled to see the world in terms of black and white, right and wrong, proper and improper. In his appearance and behavior he is correct, uptight, proper. He, or she, will be stoic, uncomplaining, dogmatic, by the book. In the field of psychology, the Kali carb personality would be the epitome of the "anal-retentive" type To such a person, life seems to be solid, clear, immutable, functional. Such people often become police [...]

27 02, 2019

Homeopathic Remedy VERATRUM ALBUM (Verat.) – وراٹرم البم – وریٹرم البم – The Essence of Materia Medica George Vithoulkas

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Veratrum album (verat.) The Veratrum influence is constant activity. This is not s much violence or aggressiveness, except in the most extreme state. It is rather a driven, ceaseless energy compelling the patient to be busy all the time. It is likely to be activity for its own sake, without purpose – constantly stacking books or chairs, endless cleaning. In the hyperactive child, it is unceasing drawing, painting, singing, playing, but unlike Stramonium, it is not breaking things or destructive. Such a person may be a pest, demanding attention by sheer energy, but not actually destructive. The Veratrum patient has a profound confusion about his identity. He thinks he is Christ or John the Baptist, or a chosen person to save the world. This is the street corner preacher who, day in and day out, exhorts people to repent, repeating over and over the same righteous message, often at the top of his lungs. Unlike Stramonium, the actual physical strength is not increased, but rather there is surprising stamina. The person seems never to run out of steam. In Stramonium, we see an eruption of the unconscious about what is happening to him. In Veratrum, the person does not SEE [...]

17 02, 2019

Carcinosinum – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas

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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, burning tearing pains. With this remedy (nosode), patients have been kept comfortable, for many years, 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. 523f). 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 hard cancer (scirrhus), and Carcinosinum (according to Clarke's account, in his book 'The [...]

17 02, 2019

Carbo Vegetabilis – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas

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Carbo Vegetabilis Vegetable Charcoal C (impure).  Trituration.   The essential features If there is a one word that characterizes the pathology of this remedy, the word is emptiness. It is a feeling as if life has gone and left an empty space, a shell without life, an empty sack. Such are the feelings of the typical Carbo vegetabilis patient: totally devoid of energy and he will feel this way in both acute and chronic conditions. If we want to generalise grossly about such pathology we can say that it is the result of imperfect oxygenation of the blood and sluggish circulation. The oxygen that keeps life going cannot reach the brain cells in sufficient quantity any more, so even death may seem to be imminent. It is a remedy we must think of in cases where the patient confirms that the present state has originated after a specific stress, be it a common cold, or a more severe acute disease, after a fall, an accident, any sort of loss of blood, a night of overeating and consequent indigestion, or due to drinking too much; in general it appears wherever the organism, under a particular stress, has fallen into a chronic [...]