Pimples Pustules and Boenninghausen’s Questions

From: https://pandwisrael.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/pimples-pustules-and-boenninghausens-questions/

Vera Resnick

I was recently asked about Phosphorous in eruptions. Specifically I was asked why Phosphorous doesn’t appear in the TPB symptom Eruption, pustules (symptom no. 1426 in P&W Synopsis), when the word “pustule” appears twice in Hahnemann’s proving.

In the proving “Pustules” appears in the following contexts:

431 – Eruption of pimples in the face
432 – Eruption of pimples on both of the cheeks.
433 – Frequent pustules and scurf from suppuration in the face, after the least lesion of its skin.
434 – Rough, red, mottled eruption of the face, slightly elevated. [Ng.].

459 – Burning pain on the red of the lower lip, with white blisters on the inner side of it, with burning pain (aft. 11 d.).
460 – The lower lip is cracked wide open, in the middle.
461 – An itching spot on the left lower jaw, he had to scratch it raw.
462 – Itching of the upper lip, with pain after rubbing.
463 – Swollen upper lip, every morning.
464 – Eruption on the red of both the lips, at times with stitches.
465 – Pustules on the commissures of the lips.

Trawling through Merriam Webster revealed that although pustules usually refer only to blister-like eruptions, and not always to pus filled ones, it is often used interchangeably with pimples, used to imply a more impressive presence of the eruption.

So bearing in mind that when looking through provings we are dealing with several levels of translation – from sensation to words in German, from words of the prover to Hahnemann’s collated and edited proving in German, and from Hahnemann’s German to modern (fairly) English – we probably have to include pimples in this.  This is P&W’s footnote on the TPB rubric:

[1] Pustules, any type of skin eruptions, which elevate over the skin and can be filled either with pus or pus-like fluid and form crusts that may or may not erode the skin.

Why have I put you through so many pimples and pustules? Because this kind of question is why so many people miss the point when starting to work with the TPB.

The TPB is essentially a practical manual, a guide to materia medica. It reflects how Boenninghausen used the provings in his clinic, how he searched for information and how he deduced the symptoms to use and the remedies to investigate.

So you may be dealing with pimples. Or pustules. Or pimples which are turning into pustules. In the case I was asked about, the practitioner seemed fairly sure of the Phosphorous for the other symptoms, but found the absence of the remedy in pimples gave him reason to hesitate.

In such cases the issue is not whether the eruption is a pimple or a pustule. The issue is far more about the nature of the pimple/pustule.
– Is it crusted?
– Is there fluid in the pimple/pustule?
– Is there a colour, a texture, a smell?
– Is there pain on touching?
– Is there constant pain, and what is its nature? Burning, aching, stitching?
– Is the patient crippled with embarrassment about the pimple/pustule, much more than usually?
– Is it before/during/after menses?
– Is it after binge eating?

Do you see where I’m going with this? The remedy will become clear not from the question “what is it, pimple or pustule?” but from all the other questions. To remind you of Boenninghausen’s questions:

Quis – Who is the patient, what does he do, what’s his usual state of health
Quid – What is the complaint – sensation
Ubi – Where is the problem – location
Quibus Auxilibus – with what/concomitants
Cur – Why, trigger, maintaining causes
Quomodo – Modalities, aggravations and ameliorations
Quando – Time modalities, occurrence, aggravation and amelioration.

My main point here is that learning to work with Boenninghausen means learning to think very differently about symptoms and case-taking. If you’re starting out with Boenninghausen from a Kentian background – as I did – looking for rubrics can feel like hunting for a tooth which has been pulled out. You will not find the rubric you’re looking for if you’re searching for Face, eruptions, cheeks, pustule, yellow, excoriating. If you’re lucky – as you will be here, you will find Face eruptions cheeks. And you’ll have to look for the rest step by step – Eruptions yellow, eruptions excoriating, pustules (and pimples). My preference is to look more for the smell, the color, the modalities – and then once I’ve narrowed things down to several remedies, to search for the other qualities through the reversed materia medica and through the proving itself.

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Why I dont recommend a homoeopath….

………….I live in XXXXX, can you recommend a homoeopath?

We all get asked. I have a policy of not suggesting a name if I dont know anyone personally. I found it to be a fatal error to do so.

……..You look so elegant, a long neck, for these reasons I am going to prescribe SWAN 1m for you….

………..You said you felt like you were drowning in problems, that your business was under water, for these reasons I am only going to look at sea mammal remedies for the similimum….”

At some point I gave up on mainstream homoeopathy. The therapy has lost its way. The people who use the medicines, I am loath to call them homoeopaths, have succumbed to the quasi healer thinking in the schools and never did learn to be physicians, instead relying on disparate teachings of the sensation method and mentalisations rather than solid prescribing symptoms. Most have not read the Organon or understand disease process and prefer to put their trust in the Universe rather than Hahnemanns directions.

A few year ago, a well known female homoeopath, prominent in her public persona and a staunch supporter of Sankaran, got very sick with food poisoning… for some reason she called me. I noted the symptoms, prescribed and waited on the phone with her as the medicine did its work and cleared the system.  She never acknowledged it. Later I saw her lauding the power of the remedy but neglecting to mention me or the help she received. She did not have much to do with me after the episode… too embarrassed I guess that a person who practises in the Hahnemannian way saved her life.

Some of the modern provings are based on dreams, and used even though the person who had the dream NEVER took the remedy! Yet vast swathes of modern prescribers use the remedies and swear by their effectiveness, only to later drop the remedy from their medicine kit and privately admit they were not effective.  This because the proving overseer is a ‘master practitioner’.  This is a another fallacy simply because a well trained homoeopath would never let such a poorly tested and proven remedy see the light of day.

A colleague of mine in another country, is constantly amazed when talking to recently graduated practitioners that they know little or NOTHING of the Organon. “How can they treat people without knowing Hahnemanns instructions? she asked……… I just shrug.

We need to clean up our profession.

 

 

 

August in Seville. Teaching, Planting and a new health issue for Homoeopaths.

Seville empties in August. This typical Spanish city becomes superheated (up to 50C) and everyone heads for the seaside. The IHM staff headed out to visit family and friends and I stayed here to hold down the fort and do some mentoring/teaching.

I get to have all the clinics to myself and utilise the Air conditioning well.

This August was particularly rewarding for me. Two self taught students came for their second 5 day intensive, and due to their self motivated work ethic, had pushed their levels of knowledge and comprehension to a professional level. I have been impressed and found no reason to deny them access to the Register of IHM professional homoeopaths.  They lack a little experience, which will come to them in large measure over the coming year in practice, but can avail themselves of the other IHM practitioners on the FACEBOOK group page.

We would have conducted 2 other intensives in August, however flights and holidays prevented this from happening.

I have been remiss in posting this last week or so. I took a few days rest. I bought a vertical planting unit from England and have been setting it up and getting the Herbs and vegetable seeds watered and settle in their new home.

I have noticed over the last three years, an increase in a singular disease problem. So much so that I can almost guarantee a patient suffering with it at least every 2 months.

The problem is adult onset anxiety of extremely high levels.

The typical patient is male, 60+, successful, no financial problems, some have long term health issues, some not, some have a history of occasional anxiety earlier in life, but not to the level exhibited when they present themselves for treatment. The anxiety is overwhelming to them, generalised, non remitting and all consuming. Some find partial relief in physical exertion, some find relief in sitting and sleeping, but all present the same irritation by the anxiety and are unable to function with it.

I have had success with some of the cases, all different in presentation of modalities, and the length of time to resolution is, minimum 7 weeks and some as much as a year. Research has been conducted by the IHM and no common basis exists for the problem. Some patients express a dismay at age, facing up to death, losing control by virtue of diminished capacity, but not in every case. Some I see an adrenalin involvement, (these are the easiest to resolve) and others, not so much.  I have repertorised through the TPB and directly through provings in the Materia Medica, and give the appropriate remedy in LM potency frequently until or if resolution sets in. I have give in Centesimal and it seems to aggravate at times. This is my experience.

So if anyone has seen the same increase in disease with these symptoms, I would be interested in discussing the issue.

Incidently, Ed Nunnery and myself have given patients suffering this issue, B6, B12 and Magnesium supplements as these are severely lacking in the diet of modern man. This does seem to help calm the patient fairly well. I would hazard a guess that the lack of these nutrients can aggravate the situation.

 

Training open

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What we teach:

  • The rationale of homoeopathic medicine and the use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book in every day case work.
  • The examination of the patient according to defined parameters of eliciting prescribing symptoms without the filter of all the variants of non Hahnemann practices as taught by teachers today.
  • An in depth look at the Miasm theory in the light of infection and infectious disease models that are the accepted protocols in modern medicine.
  • Patient management utilising Hahnemannian directives for medicine administration and potency choice, frequency of dose, withdrawal of repetition of medicine on well indicated grounds, observation of medicinal action and when to change the medicine.
  • Use of LM or Q potencies.
  • Chronic and acute prescribing and when to finish prescribing.
  • In depth explanation and use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book. The T.P.B. was devised by Boenninghausen as a synthetic approach approximating Hahnemanns thoughts on case analysis so as to find a close similimum by extracting the correct proving symptoms that match the disease state.
  • How to understand the meaning of rubrics via the patients symptoms.
  • Lots of case examples and analysis by Gary Weaver.
  • Help in re examining some of the students intractable cases.

The teaching is in English only.

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Be careful about conclusions.

A very interesting two part interview with David Little has arrived on the net.  part one can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9NN0fqdvrQ

Fascinating to hear of the journey one man took to discover Hahnemanns methodology in practice. David uncovered a lot of the falseness of the homoeopathy that is taught today and observed how Kent did not practise in the manner Hahnemann insisted on. David laid out a lot of the differences and showed how in some cases the differences were actually dangerous to the patient, especially in volume of dose given.

Here at the IHM, we encourage and enjoy talking with homoeopaths that know their subject. FACTS supersede opinion and FACTS are the bedrock of practice.

Over the years we have come to realise that FACTS are subject to defined conclusions and herein is where issues start to arise in practice.

David carefully presented the differences between the Organon instructions regarding practice and showed how practitioners who give medicines according to the 4th edition, the 5th edition and the 6th edition all have success in curing the patient. For us at the IHM, we noted this many years ago and after examination of the FACTS, concluded that it is the similarity of the MEDICINE to the disease that is the curative element, and that potency is a fine tuning to the organism.

We also noted that Hahnemann was continually searching for a method to eliminate some of the strong medicinal aggravations that occurred with the application of a medicine in potency and the manner and vehicle of how the dose was given.

So several FACTS emerged.

  • Size of Dose is important.
  • Potency is important.
  • HOW the medicine is given is important.
  • Medicinal reaction depends on the above criteria.

David discovered that Hahnemann in his last years, used both the Q potencies and the Centesimal potencies in treating patients. The FACTS show that Hahnemann gave the different scales utilising the same methodology, in water and not repeating whilst a medicinal action was observed. David concluded that Hahnemann thus intended to use the centesimal scale for acutes and the Q potency for chronics. He rationalised that the scales harmonised with the nature of the two types of diseases.

We at the IHM have a slightly different take on the conclusion drawn by David.

Firstly, Hahnemann was still experimenting with the Q potencies. He was observing the action of the two scales on patients and had already applied a protocol of giving both scales in water. Remember this whole scenario was to find a medicinal application to obviate some of the excesses of aggravation, and also to shorten the time between giving doses to speed up the process of healing.

By coincidence, I too received my first LM (Q) kit from the same pharmacy as David did, in 1986. Because Hahnemann repeated his warning regarding the repetition of any medicine during AMELIORATION, I also noted that he called the new potency scale “new altered but perfected method”.

On this basis after reading § 246 and § 271, I completely moved over to the Q or LM scale. My pharmacy consisted from that day- LM potencies.

§ 246 Sixth Edition
(Hahnemann admonition for not repeating) Every perceptibly progressive and strikingly increasing amelioration during treatment is a condition which, as long as it lasts, completely precludes every repetition of the administration of any medicine whatsoever, because all the good the medicine taken continues to effect is now hastening towards its completion.

(Indicating use in ACUTE diseases} This is not infrequently the cause in acute diseases, but in more chronic diseases, on the other hand, a single dose of an appropriately selected homoeopathic remedy will at times complete even with but slowly progressive improvement and give the help which such a remedy in such a case can accomplish naturally within 40, 50, 60, 100 days. This is, however, but rarely the case; and besides, it must be a matter of great importance to the physician as well as to the patient that were it possible, this period should be diminished to one-half, one-quarter, and even still less, so that a much more rapid cure might be obtained. And this may be very happily affected, as recent and oft-repeated observations have taught me under the following conditions: firstly, if the medicine selected with the utmost care was perfectly homoeopathic; secondly, if it is highly potentized, dissolved in water and given in proper small dose that experience has taught as the most suitable in definite intervals for the quickest accomplishment of the cure but with the precaution, that the degree of every dose deviate somewhat from the preceding and following in order that the vital principle which is to be altered to a similar medicinal disease be not aroused to untoward reactions and revolt as is always the case1 with unmodified and especially rapidly repeated doses.

1 What I said in the fifth edition of the Organon, in a long note to this paragraph in order to prevent these undesirable reactions of the vital energy, was all the experience I then had justified. But during the last four or five years, however, all these difficulties are wholly solved by my new altered but perfected method. The same carefully selected medicine may now be given daily and for months, if necessary in this way, namely, after the lower degree of potency has been used for one or two weeks in the treatment of chronic disease, advance is made in the same way to higher degrees, (beginning according to the new dynamization method, taught herewith with the use of the lowest degrees).

The IHM do not legislate what potency scale a practitioner should use. We do however point out that Hahnemann himself recommended the use of LM or Q potencies to obviate the reactions to the artificial disease state caused by strong medicines in the living organism.

Gary Weaver has exclusively used the LM scale in his clinic for 25 years in both acute and chronic cases. He sees rapid resolution of acute diseases if the prescription is correct. He sees amazing curative responses in Chronic disease.

Something to consider.

 

Curative reaction in 2 weeks using LM potency. Patient had been treated in hospital for a long time using Steroids and other strong medicines.

New Register members and a first.

It is 2:06 am here in Seville Spain. A long day, some patients (even on a Sunday) and sorting thing matters IHM.

The IHM officers here in Seville are currently taking the traditional August holidays out of the city due to the heat, and some even out of the country. I am left to hold down the clinic.

abduldiplomaThis past week, 2 non medical students attended the 2nd 5 day intensive training course here in Sevilla, They have been building on their first intensive with online and home study for a year. Finally they felt confident enough to come for the completion of their training.

The I.H.M. is please to announce that Abdul and Imran are the first non medically qualified students to have completed the full training. Both have been around homoeopathy for a number of years, and this course solidified their knowledge and expanded it to where it needed to be. As senior lecturer, I have been especially hard on both of them to ensure they kept on track and stayed the proper route. Where I saw weakness in attitude or a trait that would diminish their ability to do justice to the patient, I jumped on it. These two men need every Hahnemannian quality of observation and application to do good service, and I believe they are achieving it. I have nothing but respect for them.

Both students have worked through over 49 cases in the classroom with me in both teaching workshops, and in the teaching this week, they worked on 6 acute cases, with me,  3 as they came into me via email. The 3 cases, for which they worked on all reported a imran diplomasuccessful outcome. This case work on top of all their other studies.

They committed themselves to a hard life for two years, balancing family, secular work and study. They have a goal of working with communities in the London England area, and now are well on their way to achieving their project.

In the coming week, I will take pleasure in adding them to the list of IHM Practitioners.

Vera Resnick, who participated in teaching them in the first course, will take pleasure in co-signing their Diploma.

All the Officers of the IHM sincerely wish the best for their future and appreciate the hard work and effort that has been put into study.

Maintaining Causes and Anxiety.

Over the last year, I have seen an increase of patients with Mature onset anxiety. (Age 58 on). A variety of reasons and a variety of medicines. However, the commonality among the patients is the age. So what could trigger off this debilitating condition?

Minerals.

Recently, I have been looking at water, its composition, the process of filtration from the supply companies and what we actually end up with despite what the label says. Im disappointed to say the least.

We live in a damaged world. Greed and ease of process take precedence over the wellbeing and welfare of humanity. Processed food, genetically modified food and food devoid of essential minerals and vitamins is the norm. My research into anxiety led me to make an astounding discovery, and one which I suspect is a cause for an increase in patients experiencing anxiety disorder.

In 95% of the patients I have with anxiety, they have low Magnesium. Investigations show in the USA that 75% of the population have low Magnesium. It is no wonder that Antidepressants are prescribed so much in the USA. Only 25% of the population have just enough Magnesium to fulfill their needs.

Medical wisdom states that 200 to 300 mg of Magnesium a day will help or rectify a severely anxious person, and true enough it does help. However, if the supplement is stopped, the problem returns.

I am working on the hypothesis that water is the best re up take medium for minerals and have postulated a premise for evaluation and am conducting my experiments as outlined further in this article.  Bear in mind, Homoeopathy and the law of similars is the ONLY medical therapeutic approach I take for applying a cure.

What I am doing here comes under the heading of ‘removing maintaining causes’. If an absence of a required mineral causes a problem, then the answer is to replace the mineral and no medical intervention is required.

In my home, I have this cheap €59 water dispenser. I love it because it holds 7 litres of water and can give room temperature or cold water. Here in Sevilla Spain, the current outside temperature is 42C so the cold dispenser is used a lot. The water is usually either Spring water or Distilled water. I put a gallon of the Spring or distilled water in the top container, and I add a teaspoonful of Himalayan rock salt into it. I stir and leave for about 2 hours. This adds back, firstly TASTE to the water without it being salty, and secondly it adds 84 minerals in balance including Magnesium.

Now I dont suffer from anxiety attacks or generalise anxiety, but I think its likely that I perhaps have depleted Magnesium levels so this will help. It has been my experience that this gentle intake of minerals through water is something that works well and lasts longer.

Drinking Soda and coffee will remove Magnesium… Soda will really block the intake… coffee can be overcome with a glass of mineral rich water.

So why is this being mentioned on a homoeopathic site? Simply because we can be in a hurry sometimes to prescribe a medicine when simple steps can rectify a situation. I would be called to elderly patients exhibiting signs of weakness, spaced out, dizzy, incoherent etc, and the answer was either give them water with electrolytes, (Dehydration) or a multi vitamin infusion.

Im looking at anxiety in the same manner where there is no obvious cause or rationale. Many ‘cures’ have been made with Magnesium replacement and so I feel it pertinent to mention. It is a lack of basic requirements for the body.

Indian Government Helping Develop Homeopathy in Ghana

ACCRA: The Indian government is partnering with a Ghanaian company to build capacity of the country’s professionals in providing homeopathic education and treatment and recently sent two experts from the Ministry of Ayush to train doctors and staff at the company’s chain of C4C Hospitals.

“We would be ready to assist through capacity-building — be it in the form of visiting experts or through extra-curricular or sub-technical advice,” Indian High Commissioner Birender Singh Yadav said of the initiative, which could also see the hospital chain expand into other West African nations.

During their stay in Ghana, the two Indian homeopathic experts visited the Presidency where they met Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who promised that the ministry was ready to collaborate with the Indian government and the C4C Hospitals to promote homeopathic healthcare and education in Ghana.

The team also met the heads of the various departments of the National Professional Board For Techinical Examinations (NABPTEX) to discuss how to incorporate homeopathic education into the curriculum of the Technical Universities in Ghana.

“Officials of NABPTEX expressed their readiness to collaborate so that homeopathy can be taught in all their institutions, starting with a pilot scheme at the Accra Technical University for the award the Higher National Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine for graduates of the C4C Homeopathic Medical College,” C4C Hospitals Director Michael Kojo Kyeremateng told IANS.

The C4C chain has 10 branches in all the 10 regional capitals of the nation and some districts to make homeopathy accessible to all Ghanaians.

Kyeremateng, an Indian-trained Ghanaian alternative medical practitioner, has been recognised by the Indian government and the Ministry of Ayush for his passion and zeal in promoting education and homeopathic treatment in Ghana.

He recently represented Africa at the International Convention On World Homeopathy Day in New Delhi organised by the Ministry of Ayush.

Under the terms of assistance to the C4C Hospitals, “Indian experts would provide training for a continuous professional development programme for C4C staffers to enhance their practice and to lecture to the students of the homeopathic medicine college,” Kyeremateng explained.

He said the C4C Hospitals has signed an signed academic MOUs with two Indian entities –Vadodara’s Parul University and Kolkata’s IBAM Academy — to promoting homeopathic education and alternative system of me alternative system of medicine for Ghanaians through the C4C Homeopathic Medical College.

In line with this, the C4C Homeopathic Medical College will send its students to india for one year after three years of studies in Ghana for academic and practical training, for a joint degree awarded by the Parul University. There is also a programme to provide distance education for those who want to study any alternative system of medicine with the IBAM Academy.

In addition, Kyeremateng said the company is also venturing into the West Africa region by establishing homeopathic hospitals and had taken the lead to introduce a Homeopathic Health Insurance Policy to make homeopathy affordable to all Ghanaians in the region.

Cold aggravations in TPB

Author: Dr. José Guillermo Zamora de la Paz, UAG Surgeon Doctor, Dhom. Med. (Lic.) By the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine.

As the second part of the Therapeutic Pocket Book title tells us “A Guide to the Materia Medica”, the repertoire is a medical guide. It is a work, a synthesis, to memorize the symptoms of the medical matter, represented for each of the rubrics in the context of a pathogenesis that must have been previously studied and restructured so that the practitioner can know what is And what symptom you should look for. Even in the absence of deep knowledge, this tool can be used for the learning of this MM, and even to make an analysis, although from my point of view with less effectiveness.

Please click on the image to amplify

 

Thus, if for example we have the context of pathogenesis in perspective, we can find the correspondence associated with the rubric. From the translation of the rubric in German ” Nach Erkältung “, which in English translates as ” Catching Cold ” and in Spanish as “after a cold” (Nach = After, Erkältung = Cold or Cold) , no it is difficult to differentiate between it and the heading ” Aggravation when cooled ” ( Becoming Cold ).

In the writing of the provings and from my own practice I have found that the first rubric ” Aggravation, Cooling ” is used more specifically for factors of causality and aggravation in relation to the fact of becoming sick after beingexposed to a cold climate Could be by “uncoating,” “taking off the hat” or “taking off”) with an effective reaction of assisted or spontaneous thermoregulation, sometimes by the release of heat manifested in immediate or immediate tremor of variable duration; While the second rubric ” Aggravation on Cooling “, being clearer, gives me more for remedies that in their pathogenesis they modify by making contact for a more or less prolonged time with something cold (climate,

Of course, although there is a modification, when we consider the literal translation of German as ” after cold ” ( Catching Cold ), which has a completely different meaning in English, when the letter ” a ” is first placed before the word ” cold ” “, Or” Catching a Cold “, which means” to get sick from the flu “or as we commonly say in Mexico” to have a cold, flu, or to gulp down “, then I have not left out the heading” Cold Aggravation ” Those symptoms that have worsened or appeared since the patient became ill with the flu.

There are some repertoires, which have simply merged (seemingly) similar rubrics like these, although I confess that I would not be brave enough to do something like that. *

OpenRep SYNOPSIS offers this alternative to merge or combine headings momentarily during the analysis.

Examples of Cold Symptoms :

EC = Chronic Diseases

MMP = Pure Materia Medica

  • EC Carb-V 465. Belly pain, as after catching a cold; Is aggravated before eliminating flatus, and continues even afterwards.
  • EF Nat-C 661 Dry cough with coryza obstructed, after cooling.
  • MMP NUX-V , Introduction. Serious disturbances due to the cold are frequently removed by him.
  • MMP NUX-V 460.- Belly pain in the open air, as for cooling.
  • EC Silicea 256 Heat and burning of the face, after washing with cold water; for two hours.
  • EF Petrol 358 Pain in the abdomen, as if from a cold. *

* In English, this symptom of Petroleum appears “as for catching a cold”, that is to say “as for cooling, to have flu, or to be agripado”, and is included both in the rubric “Aggravation by cooled” 1, as in “Aggravation on cooling” with grade 2. The reason why Boenninghausen includes remedies in both rubrics is explained at the end of the article, but in short has to do with his own findings and verification during his clinical practice. However, this should not lead us to choose the appropriate rubric for each case, since we can see that the 1st rubric lacks 25 remedies contained in the 2nd, and the 2nd lacks 18 remedies contained in the 1st; While most remedies that coincide in both rubrics are graduated with different value. “

Examples of symptoms on cooling . (“Beim Kaltwerden” in German, “Becoming cold” in English)

  • EC Aurum S. 422 Very sensitive to cold throughout the body.
  • MMP Moschus S.134 When it is airborne or cold, the air feels cold, and looks for heat from the stove (after 1 ½ hours). [Gss.]
  • EC Zincum 1256 All day, general exhaustion, sleepy, aversion to all noise, and yet deaf, without sleep, as after a night of waking, with shivering and cold chills run over the body, as after cooling after sweating
  • MMP Spig 573 He is very sensitive to cold air
  • MMP Camp 209 It is very sensitive to cold air.
  • EC Graph , introduction. … mucus of the nose; Daily coryza, when it cools …
  • MMP Magnes 220.- While standing in a cold place, there is a tearing pull in the muscles of the arm.
  • MMP NUX-V 928 By the contact of cold air, sudden in the calf, as if the leg were dormant (aft. 2 h.).

We must understand that the contexts of pathogenesis are described in climates that are very different from the climates we manage here in Mexico and some other Latin American latitudes. Perhaps for who is living in Toluca, State of Mexico or in La Rosilla Durango, Mexico, the cold will be something very similar to what is lived and lived in Germany; However, most Mexicans will feel extremely cold there. For this reason, it is that the usefulness and pathogenetic correspondence that I find for the rubric ” Aggravation by Cold Air ” is simply for causalities and aggravation modalities in cold weather (including, by common sense, those cold artificial climates that are created with airs Conditioned).

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It is not difficult to establish parameters for the other symptoms in the repertoire, since they offer the specific location for their aggravation when exposed to the cold; In the same way that it is known that Silicea is sick during and after her feet cool, and that in Belladonna the same is done by washing her head with cold water; In cases where the location that is cooled is specific, and whose cooling generates or complicates the symptoms; The heading ” Aggravation when cooling part of the body ” should be taken. For example:

  • MMP Puls 203 Toothache, which begins at 2 am, does not let him lay his head in a cold place in the bed; A sudden escarbante, first in the teeth of the lower jaw, then in the upper jaw, from the root of one tooth to another, that recur at noon when he eats.
  • MMP Hepar 151 When the smallest member cools, coughing occurs immediately, as by a cooling and hypersensitivity of the nervous system.
  • EC Silicea 302 Sudden dizziness, which does not allow you to take anything hot or cold in your mouth.
  • EC Silicea 781 Severe oppressive pain in the right shoulder, extending to the elbow, as soon as the shoulder is bare and becomes cold , mainly at night.

In patients in which both drinking cold water, walking barefoot on the cold floor, exposing themselves to the cold, etc., etc., aggravate or produce their symptoms, ie, they become ill with various factors associated with cold, I would not hesitate To take into account the rubric ” aggravates cold in general “; However, other combinable symptoms can almost always be found which are shared by fewer remedies with respect to this type of thermal modality.

Nor is it difficult to identify, for anyone who has read Hahnemann’s provings, that the rubric ” Aggravation Taking Cold Air ” (I would add ” aspiring “) is for provings in a context like the following:

  • EC Hepar 161 After drinking anything cold, and after opening the mouth, toothache at the moment in all the teeth.
  • MMP NUX-V 244 Inflamed throat; Sore harshness in the jaws, only felt when pulling cold air and when it swallows.
  • MMP NUX-V 95.- External headache; During cold wind, pain as if the head were sore externally; And still the place is not painful when it is touched (aft. 6 h.).
  • MMP NUX-V 928 By the contact of cold air, sudden in the calf, as if the leg were dormant (aft. 2 h.).
  • MMP NUX-V 202 Drawing tooth pain, which at the same time, stitches in a row of teeth, especially when pulling air through the open mouth (after 1/4 h.).
  • MMP NUX-V 206 Breathing deeply (in the open air) pain as if air entered the hollow tooth.
  • MMP Staph 212 Toothache caused by air pulled in the mouth.
  • EC Silicea 286 Odontalgia, particularly when eating hot food and when cold air enters the mouth.

I insist, it is important to take into consideration, to which pathogenetic context each heading refers. If we consider the pathogenetic correspondence that the provings have with the symptom “Aggravation, Temperature Change” ; We will realize that this refers to the change in temperature from the cold to the hot . I exemplify with the following summary case from my clinic:

Facial Neuralgia

A 38-year-old female patient, a cook , appears in January 2012 with a 6-hour evolution that begins about 20 minutes after arriving at work. It has sharp pain on the right side of the face, which includes upper gums, upper jaw, cheekbones, around the eye on the same side. The pain has become increasingly intense and even dizzy. Feel the same side of the face and it becomes numb. The pain increases with the noise, when spoken to, when touching the sore area; Wants to be locked in a single room. He tried to sleep but could not. Patient is restless, desperate, walks, does not want to sit. Pain upon palpation of the described area. There is no paralysis.

The case has a thermal causal factor (infectious / stimulant) that is key in the process and from which the analysis begins, and is accompanied by a symptom component of modality and sensation.

 

Rx Verbascum Thapsus. 30c (L)

These combined headings cover the patient’s current condition. The MMP of Hahnemann provides us with the necessary information for the confirmation of the homeopathic diagnosis.

  • MMP Verb. Symptom 11 Unusually deep, deep pressure on the right frontal protrusion, moving from the cold to the hot .  [Gss.]
  • MMP Symptom 84 Numbness
  • MPP Symptoms 15, 29, 63, 140,  Tapping
  • MMP 1.2 Vertigo
  • MPP 165 Earrings, tremors, shudders on one side.

In the repertorial analysis of the case you can realize that Arsenicum Album appears with grade 4 for the rubric “Agr. Temperature Change “ , which is true, considering that our knowledge of Materia Medica must lead us to understand that while Arsenicum is a remedy that is generally improved by the heat, it is not so in the case of the headache it produces; Which is “… improved by applying cold water, but removing it is much worse than before” (that is, the headache is improved by the application of cold water , but is aggravated by the change in temperature from cold to warm (temperate) . See symptom 118 for Arsenicum in Chronic Diseases). Note also the exception of Ranunculus Bulbosus that has the highest degree for this modality, but also has it in vice versa; That is, in moving from the hot to the cold; Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place , has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above. Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place ,  has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above. Therefore, this remedy will also be found under the heading of ” Aggravation when entering a Cold Place ” with grade 4. This means that the heading “Aggravation; When it enters a Cold Place ,  has a specific connotation for the situation and circumstance it describes, unlike the heading for the case presented above.

To conclude on this topic, we must take into account the following:

The forecast of Bönninghausen and his desire for transparency made him cite the origin of the provings for each of the medicines contained in the First Repertory (EPR) (I refer to SRH, Systematic Alphabetic Repertory of Homeopathic Medicines, in two parts: Repertory of Antipsychotic drugs or SARS of 1832-33 and the Repertory of non-antipsoric drugs or SRN of 1835 ), allowing in this way to compare each entry with the proving of origin. Thus, when it built the TPB from its immediate precursor EPR, Bönninghausen did not consult again the provings (already presented within EPR). It only needed to convert the information contained in EPR to replace it within the new structure of the TPB. This is undoubtedly the reason why he does not give references in his TPB, but the other reason, more importantly, Is that the entries it contains can not be found as they are in the provings – They are rather representations of provings, a distillation. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide. The work constitutes the understanding of the characteristic in each medicine by Boenninghausen, completed by analogy, and validated and weighted by his vast experience. In fact, at that time, Bönninghausen had one of the busiest practices in all of Europe. Therefore, we must invest our time in studying Pure Materia Medica and Chronic Diseases, and see the repertoire as what it is; a guide.