Homeopathy

by Glen Swartwout

 

“All substances are poisons, there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.”

-Swiss physician and alchemist, Theophrastus Paracelsus

Homeopathy definition

  • provings on healthy subjects
  • whole symptom picture of the individual
  • matching remedy picture to the individual via Law of Similars

Arnt-Schultz Law

  • small doses stimulate (secondary reaction of vital force)
  • medium doses irritate (direct primary effect)
  • large doses destroy

Kohler’s 4 principles of medicinal action

  • substitution
  • compensation
  • suppression
  • regulation (relates to homeopathy)

Temporal classification of prescribing

  • first aid
  • acute
  • chronic

Rules of classical homeopathy

  • single remedy
  • law of similars
  • minimum dose

Acute disease definition

  • rapid course, resolving in healing or death
  • (chronic disease tend to persist and may be insidious)

Reason for using single remedy

  • no provings for combination (unpredictability)
  • don’t know which remedy acted or whether it was a synergistic effect

Hering’s Rule: direction of healing

  • inside out
  • most important organ to least
  • top down
  • reverse order of appearance
  • is reversed by suppression

Center of Gravity definition

  • the level on which the individual’s vital force is primarily focused:
    • mental
    • emotional
    • physical

Hierarchy of Symptoms

  • mental
  • emotional
  • physical
  • general
  • sensorial
  • functional
  • ultimate (lesional tissue changes)

Vithoulkas’ definition of health

  • physical: freedom from pain; achieve comfort
  • emotional: freedom from passions (uncontrolled emotion); achieve calmness, peace
  • mental: freedom from selfishness, desire, anxiety; achieve clarity,
  • creativity in contributing to happiness of self and others

Categories of disease causes

  • physical
    • heat
    • cold
    • damp
    • sun
    • mechanical trauma
  • nutritional
    • deficiency
    • excess
  • environmental toxins
  • personal toxic habits
    • tobacco
    • alcohol
    • drugs
  • poisonings
  • microbes
    • fungi
    • bacteria
    • viruses
  • emotional trauma
    • grief
    • shock
    • humiliation
  • negative emotions
    • hatred
    • jealousy
    • anger
    • greed
  • frustration due to blocked energy:
    • spiritual
    • sexual
    • survival

disease is

  • the vital force untuned
  • an expression of the vital force
  • a stimulus for growth and change
  • imbalance
  • a symptom
  • self-healing

Vital Force definition

  • the energy field which allows us to function
  • strength at conception
  • health of parents at conception
  • mother’s mental, emotional, physical state during pregnancy and birth

Factors used to evaluate vital force

  • family history
  • severe illness
  • early death
  • insanity
  • medical history
  • stresses
  • drugs
  • vaccinations
  • life stresses
  • center of gravity of the presenting case
  • strength and clarity of symptoms

Relationship of vital force and energy level of patient can differ due to flu, stress, etc.

Layers definition

  • Levels of susceptibility, sensitivity or characteristics

Causes

  • stress,
  • trauma,
  • grief,
  • loss,
  • jealousy,
  • drugs,
  • bad news,
  • vaccination,
  • severe infection,
  • suppressed skin symptoms,
  • overexertion,
  • inherited

When to suspect a new layer

  • marked change in symptoms and characteristics

What happens in a layer under major stress

  • go deeper in pathology in the layer, or
  • go to a new layer

Miasms definition

  • an infectious type heritable layer

Are miasms a layer? yes

What type? infectious; heritable

Systems to remove a layer:

  • Homeopathy
  • spiritual experience/healing
  • shock
  • TCM
  • Syntonics

Differential:

  • General symptoms: affect the whole person (“I . . .”)
  • Particular symptoms: refer to a part (“My . . .”)

Categories of general symptoms

  • all mental symptoms
  • physical general symptoms
  • constitutional type, tendencies and pathology applying to the whole person
  • ailments from emotions; suppressions
  • restlessness, prostration, weakness, trembling, chill, fever
  • general aggravations and ameliorations; weather; temperature
  • sleep
  • sex
  • menses or other discharges
  • food desires and aversions
  • sensations in several parts of body
  • objective symptoms

Definitions of symptom types:

  • Common
    • common to a disease
  • Characteristic
    • keynotes: unusual; help to indicate similimum
  • Repertory appropriate
    • useful rubric in repertorisation, often containing about 15 to 30 remedies
  • Pathognomonic
    • characteristic of a disease; diagnostic
  • Confirmatory
    • symptoms typical of a suspected remedy elicited to confirm the remedy (usually characteristic symptoms)
  • Eliminating
    • strong physical generals used to contraindicate certain remedies (warm vs. chilly, e.g.)
  • Complete (major areas to make it up)
    • location; extension
    • sensation; intensity
    • modalities
    • concomitant
    • etiology

The most important factor in eliciting a good case:

  • Ask “What else?” and attend with an attitude of receptive concentration

Classes of patients & the problems with each

  • closed: don’t volunteer much information, especially beyond physical symptoms
  • open: give too much information and need to be guided to stay on track
  • hypochondriacal: exaggerate symptoms and give too muchdetailed medical history
  • homeopaths: read materia medica and get swayed in their thinking
  • important people: try to give orders and are uncooperative
  • intellectuals: rationalize symptoms and interpret everything they experience
  • knowledgeable about homeopathy: ideal, knowing what is most important to the process

List of physical observations of patient

  • speech and voice
  • state of mind (anxious, secretive, depressed, shy)
  • color, complexion
  • dress (neatness, cleanliness)

Dilemma of giving advice during homeopathic consultation

  • Want to begin advising patient therapeutically but may lose vital information

Determining polarities (e.g. chilly or warm): rule in/out with specific questions

  • suggest range of possible answers
    • Do you prefer water ice cold, room temperature, or hot drinks?
    • Do you feel chilly or warm generally?

First-Aid-Kit:

MATERIA MEDICA:

VEGATEST FILTERS:

  • + END OF BATTERY = TO ESTABLISH DISORDER CONTROL
  • FERRUM D12 OR D26 = EFFECTIVENESS
  • MANGANUM D30 OR D26 = TOLERANCE

NOTE: THERAPY LOCALIZE TO FOCUS OF ACUTE STRESS

HOMEOPATHICS:

Aconite 30c

  • acute onset with FEAR, panic
  • neurogenic shock, trauma

Ambrosia 30c

  • HAYFEVER palliative

Antimonium tartaricum 30c

  • BREATHING: deep rattling

APIS 30c

  • ALLERGIC histamine reaction: red, swelling
  • UTI; R. ovary pain
  • angry, jealous rage

ARNICA 30c; 10M

  • TRAUMA; neurogenic shock

Arsenicum alb. 30c

Belladonna 30c

  • INFECTION, STREP. poisoning (red streak)
  • hot, dry, red, febrile convulsions, insane rage
  • HA throbbing, pounding; ear infection
  • RABIES prevention

Bryonia 30c

  • CHEST: pneumonia, pleuritis, cough hurts
  • BURSITIS: worse motion (sticking, stitching pain)

CALC. CARB. 30c

  • BABIES: fevers, constipation
  • CHILDREN (constitutional): frustration, obstinacy
  • CALCIUM METABOLISM: teething

CANTHARIS 30c – usually 2 doses, 10 minutes apart.

  • BURNS (especially second degree)
  • BITES: intense burning, itch
  • vaginitis, cystitis, urethritis

Carbo. veg. 30c

  • hypovolemic SHOCK, bleeding, cyanosis, breathing
  • allergic reaction, asthma, detox.

Causticum 30c

Chamomilla 30c

  • PAIN with no objective signs (ear infection)
  • restless, nervous, sleepless children; anger

Cimicifuga 30c

Cocculus 30c

Colocynthis 30c

  • ABDOMINAL PAIN: bending double

Eupatorium perf. 30c

Euphrasia 30c

Ferrum Phos. 30c

  • ACUTE INFLAMMATION, sore throat
  • blood, anemia

Gelsemium 30c

  • INFLUENZA: tired, heavy, lethargic, aches, chills, bladder meridian; tonic

Hepar sulf. 30c

  • RIPE ABSCESS: yellow discharge
  • painful bronchitis, sinusitis

HYPERICUM 30c

  • NERVES, severe shooting pain, injury to sensitive tissue
  • first degree BURNS

Ignatia 30c

  • EMOTIONAL ETIOLOGY: SHOCK, GRIEF

Ipecac. 30c

  • NAUSEA: gagging, retching, unproductive vomiting, with cough

LEDUM 30C

  • PUNCTURES: animal bites, objects, prevents TETANUS

Lycopodium 30c

Mag. Phos. 30c

  • antispasmodic: CRAMPS, tension HA, tooth pain

Merc. viv. 30c

Natrum Muriaticum 30c

  • DRY membranes, WATERY secretions, hayfever, colds

Nux vomica 12x

  • EXCESSES: toxins, drugs, vegetable remedies, rich food, drink

Phosphorus 6c; 30c

  • HEMORRHAGE: bright red, nose bleeds, surgery

PULSATILLA 30c

  • FEMALES; depression, PMS
  • children: whiney with EAR ACHE
  • bladder infection; from cold/wet

Rhus tox. 30c

  • RUSTY GATE syndrome: joints inflamed
  • stiff muscles after exercise: must keep moving
  • ITCHY weeping rash; > heat

Ruta grav. 30c

  • PERIOSTEUM: pain, trauma, shin splints, broken bone
  • FLU; EYE STRAIN

Sepia 30c

  • EMOTIONS: detachment, anger, irritable
  • MENSTRUAL disorder; low back pain

Spongia tosta 30c

  • dry irritated cough

Staphysagria 30c

  • INJURY at all levels of being: surgery, rape

Sulphur 6c

  • SKIN rashes, itch (pushes garbage out)

Ver. alb. 30c

  • POISONING: cold fever and sweat; heart
  • FLU: losing coherence or consciousness

BOTANICALS:

Arnica

  • SPRAINS/STRAINS; sore muscles (linament/poultice: circulant)

CALENDULA (succus)

  • BLEEDING cuts, abrasions (juice, tincture)

Capsicum (kitchen herb)

  • (ear drops, tea, powder in socks: mucus membrane circulant)
  • mix with goldenseal

Charcoal (capsules)

  • POISONING (burnt toast and milk, activated charcoal, poultice, requa tabs; detox, absorptive surface area)

Cinnamon (kitchen herb)

  • PAIN relief (tea; circulant, warming – internal, hemostatic)

Ecchinacea

  • IMMUNE stimulant

Ginger root (kitchen herb)

  • MOTION SICKNESS, NAUSEA OF PREGNANCY (ear drops; circulant, digestive, warming)
  • combine with capsicum and garlic

HYDRASTIS (powder)

  • MUCUS MEMBRANE: infection, ulcer (freeze-dried powder: tonic, bacteriostatic, hemostatic)

Hypericum (O)

  • BURNS, wounds, sprains/strains (dressing)

Ipecac. (syrup)

  • POISONING: induces vomiting (syrup: take with water)

Nettles (powder)

  • HAY FEVER, UT disinfectant (freeze dried)

Slippery elm

  • (use with capsicum, or hydrastis; nutritive, demulcent)

Wormwood and Aloe (#42 capsules)

  • FOOD INTOLERANCE; acute pain or illness

Yarrow

  • FLU, FEVER, UT (diaphoretic, diuretic)

HYDROTHERAPY:

Constitutional: once a day in acute or chronic (under supervision) conditions

Have wool blankets on hand to prevent chilling.

Lie in bed, on back, topless.

Lay 2 towels wrung out in hot water on the front of the body for 5 minutes, covering from hips to shoulders and also covered by wool blankets.

Replace the 2 towels with a single towel wrung out in cold water, and chilled in the freezer if necessary, for at least10 minutes, while covered with the blankets, removing the towel only when it has become warm.

Repeat, lying on front, placing towels on back.

HANDS

  • palm adds energy
  • back of hand removes energy

LIGHT

  • Blue end of spectrum act as ACUTE alterative: stimulates parasympathetic
    • Blue-green (turquoise) = mu upsilon (D) (optional filter in parentheses adds a depressant effect: use when there is pain)
      • HA – especially sinus
    • Blue = upsilon (D)
    • Indigo = upsilon omega (D)
    • Violet = upsilon omega N (immune stimulant)
    • Purple = delta omega
  • Shock:
    • Magenta = N (circulatory stabilizer)
    • Scarlet (Ruby) = alpha omega (emotional equilibrator)
    • Green = mu (physical balancer)
  • Red end of spectrum is CHRONIC alterative: stimulates sympathetic
    • Yellow-green (Lemon) = mu delta
    • Yellow = theta
    • Orange = delta S
    • Red = alpha delta

SOUND

  • use own voice to find resonance to area

ELECTRICITY

  • MORA = amplification of harmonic and cancellation of disharmonic oscillations of body’s own energy
    • acute: 1 second on/1 second off; low “H”; high “D bar”;
    • shock, low vital force: 1/1; “A” high amplification

MAGNETS

  • caution with dental amalgam: increases Hg leeching; caution in handling: can depotentize homeopathics, such that high potencies above 18x or 9c cannot be repotentized except by radionics, MORA, etc.: advantage is penetration of focal and inflammatory fields
  • Magnetosette = oscillating magnetic field
  • Permanent Magnets:
    • North pole: sedates, alkalizes (acute alterative)
    • South pole: tonifies, acidifies (chronic alterative; don’t use in infection or tumors)

CRYSTALS

  • black tourmaline: absorbs negative energy
  • smokey quartz: absorbs radiation