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.
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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).
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:
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.