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11/28/09 at 2:39pm
thanks that is clearer. What I thought was being said here (but didn't make sense) was that for every acute problem you have use aresenicum before or after your regular choice. That totally didn't make sense.
nope! But people like Luc De Schepper-fantastic homeopath but not one that I always agree with-can make this confusing. The man LOVES him some arsenicum.
What it is saying was that it is so useful for so many different things that you will be likely to be using it that often.
Yup. Major polycrest. You will , quite likely, use it often.
Panser - good for you for keeping your mom out of the hospital. It is not necessary today, but I would really love to read about your process about a particular case. How do you make your decisions? What are you looking for? How long do you wait?
That's a tough one. For her, it was just knowing her and seeing her. She was in a bad place. It was just clearly arsenicum. I gave the dose. Had it not given an immediate response (within 15 minutes or so) I would have reassessed. What I'm looking for in *that* instance is comfort. She couldn't eat, move, sleep, breathe or speak. The two most important things to change there is breathing and sleeping. You need to do both to heal. So, one dose and she layed down right where she was an fell asleep. The heightened color drained and her breathing normalized. We moved on to another remedy two days later, but the picture changed quite a bit.
Are there any books out there just describing cases?
TONS. But they ain't cheap for the most part. You can generally read many cases online though. You'd probably like Catherine Coulter though...she gives pictures of each remedy. Helps you to see them more clearly.
Update about last night:
I took two doses of aconite. even though my pendulum told me no the second time (head in a bag).
As the night wore on it became harder to breathe. I had a tightness in my chest and a painful burning. Coughing stopped being productive and the pain changed to deeper down. I felt like it was my lungs, but am not sure. I have been so drained from multiple illnesses that I started worrying about pneumonia. I ended up take aresenicum. The picture seemed right. I took it twice throughout the night.
This morning, although weaker than Thursday, the deep burning is gone. My cough is the productive kind I had earlier. I don't know what happened last night. I don't know if Arsenicum helped.
If I give another remedy will it negate the possible effects of the oscillo?
Nope. I do it all the time. IN fact I posted when I got this flu I used oscillo and eupatorium, kiddos used oscillo and pulsatilla or ferrum phos, depending on the kid.
Is it too late for aconite?
IMO and experience, no. It is generally best to use it in the first 12-24 hours, but if it's still a good fit it can be used. However make sure you asses the picture and make sure it IS still a good fit. I hear you on being nervous, but what you are looking for first and foremost is for them to be comfy. The fever hanging around isn't as big a deal IMO.
You could certainly use phos for that. I would personally also do a calendula wash.
In acute instances like that (an injury) I tend to use a 30C and dose three times a day until the issue is just about resolved.
You can also think about arnica if there's any tenderness around the area, and ruta is pretty specific to tendons and ligaments if there's any pain there.
I wouldn't use ointment. You can get calendula tincture or calendula succus from most any health food store. Then just make up a "lotion" of calendula and water (1:10 ratio) and wash the wound with it. You can also include hypericum if the wound is still painful (it's an excellent analgesic)....same ratio (1 hypericum:10 water) I would do it a few times a day. This will help it heal faster, and without incident.
In this instance I would probably ditch phosphorous and use arnica and ruta alternating. Each three times a day or so. That will help with healing for the incision, tissue trauma and tendon damage. I'd skip the phosphorous mainly because given that area (I'm assuming back of the ankle) it's hard to keep an incision stable enough to heal, so the fact that it's continually opening up is likely more an issue of mechanics than tissue integrity. Anyway, that's my thought process, for what it's worth!
Possible, yes. But you'd have to be super sensitive. If you know that about yourself then it's not out of the realm of possibility. Did you touch them with your hands?