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post #781 of 864

no, you are not succussing, just using it as an aqueous dilution. 

 

and I'm definitely not saying that if you use a remedy correctly your immune system is not being challenged.  What I tend to see, with a good remedy is that you still have the symptoms, but they aren't as severe and don't last as long-but your immune system still gets to exercise.  I just worry when people want all symptoms to disappear right away never to be seen again.

 

A stronger constitution can handle acute situations more easily, in general so yes.  That's why many homeopaths would say they like doing the foundational work.

post #782 of 864

ARGH!  we have lice!  anything i can use to help stop the darn itching while i pick the little buggers out?

 

better scratching.  it's pretty much itchy all the time.  and because i have long dark hair, it's worse on me than on dh and ds. haven't found anything on dh yet but ds had a few of the little stinkers.

 

sulphur 30C helped with my canker sore though :)

post #783 of 864

have you tried staphysagria? 

 

HEAD, lice, head-am-c, apis, ars., bac., bellis-p., carb ac., cocc., graph., lyc., m-arc., merc., nit-ac., olnd., psor., sabad., saroth., STAPH., sulph., tub., vinc.

 

I also have heard that castor oil rubbed on the scalp can work wonders especially combined with EO's.  As a kid I recall hearing about mayonnaise working as well.

 

Best of luck!

post #784 of 864
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have you tried staphysagria? 

 

HEAD, lice, head-am-c, apis, ars., bac., bellis-p., carb ac., cocc., graph., lyc., m-arc., merc., nit-ac., olnd., psor., sabad., saroth., STAPH., sulph., tub., vinc.

 

I also have heard that castor oil rubbed on the scalp can work wonders especially combined with EO's.  As a kid I recall hearing about mayonnaise working as well.

 

Best of luck!


i don't have staphysagra and i'm not about to contaminate the clinic... so i'll try one of the others.  Boericke's MM doesn't have head lice in it at all.  grumble.

 

thanks for the castor oil tip!  every mention of the "drown them in oil" method suggests olive oil but i think i'll use castor oil instead.

post #785 of 864

oh NO!  can they mail it to you, or leave it outside to pick up?  The complete also has one remedy listed for a clinical specific and it's staph!  I also found nux as a grade 3 in another rep. if that helps.

post #786 of 864

the itch is slowly subsiding.  i think in some regard i brought this on by my own doing.

 

let me back up.  in the early summer, one of my rounds of constitutional treatment involved silica 200C.  i suddenly became hit badly for 2-3 days with itches - chigger bites (though dh and ds were romping in the bushes with me, also in shorts, and they weren't chigger magnets), scratchy itchy pharynx/throat, and well... itchies in the netherlands though non-discharging so that's when i clued into it being all a reaction to silica.  i went into comfort management for a few days but otherwise did nothing to prevent the reaction or to suppress it.

 

so through the fall, i've been oscillating between pulsatilla and silica - my cycles now oscillate between 23-24 days and 26-27 days (the latter was a pleasant surprise because we didn't talk about my cycle length at all when we first discussed my case - it didn't occur to me to bring it up).  the pre-cycle stuff pretty much matches each remedy.  so at the beginning of december, *sheepish grin* i decided to move things along on my own accord *gasp* *horror* without consulting my homeopath/mentor.  so i took silica 1M.  just to nudge me out of this oscillation.  i suspect that this strong lice reaction might be partly a reaction to that.  

 

before i realized what this itchiness was yesterday, as soon as i got home, i took 1M calc carb - because i was pulling out handfuls of hair to go with my itchy white dandruff (and i knew calc carb didn't provoke healing crises and the last calc carb dose i had taken was 1M). anyhow, calc carb seems to be helping a tiny bit with the itchiness.  but i've now also got little red splotches of itchies in random places around my body - kinda like pimples only itchy.  so this is also leading me to think that it is a psoric reaction to silica.  which might not be a bad thing.  so i'm in the mindset of managing itchy symptoms and allowing them to work itself out.  

 

don't get me wrong - there are bugs in ds's hair but after piles of laundry and vacuuming, EO-based flea spray today, his long bug-drowning bath with Dr Bronner's peppermint shampoo, a good careful combing, and now a castor oil, EO-infused scalp (covered with a makeshift kerchief), i think we've got his problem largely under control.  mine - well those big stinkers practically flew out of my hair when i brushed it yesterday after my detox post-vacation bath.  i kid you not - i seriously thought they were fruit flies for a moment (and how on earth did i not notice them before?!).  but were it not for them, i wouldn't have checked out ds's hair and then we could have been really screwed.  at least this way, we have an excuse to stay home and cancel all obligations. :D

 

it ends up really being like Robin Murphy says - that constitutional homeopathy is just layers of acute homeopathy, and it really is more about the latter than the former.

post #787 of 864
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so through the fall, i've been oscillating between pulsatilla and silica - my cycles now oscillate between 23-24 days and 26-27 days (the latter was a pleasant surprise because we didn't talk about my cycle length at all when we first discussed my case - it didn't occur to me to bring it up).  the pre-cycle stuff pretty much matches each remedy.  so at the beginning of december, *sheepish grin* i decided to move things along on my own accord *gasp* *horror* without consulting my homeopath/mentor.  so i took silica 1M.  just to nudge me out of this oscillation.  i suspect that this strong lice reaction might be partly a reaction to that.  

 

 

 

Bluets.you have been oscillating between two constitutional remedies?How is it possible? I always thought we can only have one constitutional remedie which is the best match for us,I'm confused.

post #788 of 864

it largely depends on how you define constitutional.

post #789 of 864

Well, to be honest I'm not sure how to define it, I'm still far from understanding it all.

How would you describe it, help me understand it better please :)

post #790 of 864

joanna, we're peeling back the layers to get to the inner core.  i was feeling stuck between 2 layers - though that's not quite a good visualization.  more like stuck in a valley between Puny Pulsatilla Peak and Silica Sand Dune. tee hee.

 

i don't feel so stuck anymore.   but i think i'm a murky homeopathic picture now.  my mentor is probably going to heave a heavy sigh when i tell him what i did.  at least the lice are gone.

post #791 of 864

J-there are a bunch of different ways that people define the constitution.  There are also a ton of ways to approach it even when you've settled on a definition.

 

I've been on my "constitutional" remedy for a year now, taken daily.  I've been using homeopathy for a decade and a half and this is the first time I've felt relief.  I'm fairly convinced this is my true constitutional remedy, meaning it's not going to change.  It's supportive of what I came into the world with.  I may need acutes to deal with situations that pop up, but in terms of creating balance this will be the remedy.

 

Many people who are classical prescribers use the term "constitutional remedy" just for ease of communication and that's not what they're actually doing.  Again, there are many theories, but I do not believe your true constitution ever changes.  It is what it is.  However you also have other things to address like the temperment and the diathesis which can and will change and form what can be seen as layers.  Someone treating the temperment or diathesis may call the corresponding remedy a constitutional, but I would not.  It the similimum.  It's the remedy that matches the totality of the case.  This is not the same thing, from my perspective.

 

Again, I'm not the supreme source here by a long shot and there's plenty of alternate opinions out there.

post #792 of 864

If you find a constitutional remedy for a newborn, do you think it is his or her true remedy?  since there aren't any layers to peel back?  or does the baby inherit some of the parents layers?

post #793 of 864
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If you find a constitutional remedy for a newborn, do you think it is his or her true remedy?  since there aren't any layers to peel back?  or does the baby inherit some of the parents layers?



again...it would depend.  You still have parental influences (which arguably are part of the constitution.)  If you're talking about you and your babe and what you've seen with silica it is entirely possible that it is her remedy.  If that were the case then I'd personally use the remedy as needed and the salt to shore things up.  Another picture may emerge, but you may have really hit on something!

 

However there are times when the baby, as a result of birth trauma, prenatal issues, structural complications etc. does require a similimum before the constitutional.  That's always a possibility, but I'd be a bit suprised if that similimum was silica.  It could happen, I suppose!

post #794 of 864
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Many people who are classical prescribers use the term "constitutional remedy" just for ease of communication and that's not what they're actually doing.  Again, there are many theories, but I do not believe your true constitution ever changes.  It is what it is.  However you also have other things to address like the temperment and the diathesis which can and will change and form what can be seen as layers.  Someone treating the temperment or diathesis may call the corresponding remedy a constitutional, but I would not.  It the similimum.  It's the remedy that matches the totality of the case.  This is not the same thing, from my perspective.

 

 

So when everyone is talking about removing the layers they in fact mean things like temperament and diathesis which need to be addressed to unveil one's true constitution? 

post #795 of 864


 

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Many people who are classical prescribers use the term "constitutional remedy" just for ease of communication and that's not what they're actually doing.  Again, there are many theories, but I do not believe your true constitution ever changes.  It is what it is.  However you also have other things to address like the temperment and the diathesis which can and will change and form what can be seen as layers.  Someone treating the temperment or diathesis may call the corresponding remedy a constitutional, but I would not.  It the similimum.  It's the remedy that matches the totality of the case.  This is not the same thing, from my perspective.

 

 

So when everyone is talking about removing the layers they in fact mean things like temperament and diathesis which need to be addressed to unveil one's true constitution? 



that's my feeling, yes.  You can at times see the constitution beneath all of that, but that doesn't mean you always jump to treat it.  There can be stuff in the way.  Of course, there are magical times where the constitutional can also address layers.  That's always fun!

 

This is the complexity of homeopathy.  Doing acutes is simple.  Chronic cases require lots of study.  Not to say that you can't have successes at home, but the case management is the "hard" part.  You have to know what to pay attention to, what can block the action of a well indicated remedy, how to optimize organ systems etc. 

 

Again, I do think that people can manage things at home-I truly do.  As Doc Murphy says, that's the practical part.  But when you get into theory and the intellectual part of homeopathic medicine it can take a lot to grasp the layers.  I know people that have been studying and practicing full time for over 30 years, and while the can run a practice and have great success they'll still tell you they're learning.

 

Part of being a practitioner is watching patterns, creating a plan of action and being able to clearly articulate why you are doing what you're doing.  It's not enough for something to work, you need to probe to determine why. 

post #796 of 864


 

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If you find a constitutional remedy for a newborn, do you think it is his or her true remedy?  since there aren't any layers to peel back?  or does the baby inherit some of the parents layers?



again...it would depend.  You still have parental influences (which arguably are part of the constitution.)  If you're talking about you and your babe and what you've seen with silica it is entirely possible that it is her remedy.  If that were the case then I'd personally use the remedy as needed and the salt to shore things up.  Another picture may emerge, but you may have really hit on something!

 

However there are times when the baby, as a result of birth trauma, prenatal issues, structural complications etc. does require a similimum before the constitutional.  That's always a possibility, but I'd be a bit suprised if that similimum was silica.  It could happen, I suppose!


thanks.  I was thinking about baby girl, but also on a theoretical level too.

The bolded makes sense.  Does taking arnica for baby and mom after birth, as you directed me, help with the above - help prevent issues?  Just asking for general understanding.

 

So far with silica, I am seeing that she is moving through reactions much more quickly, and they are far less intense. I don't know if I can expect a reduction in the number of food reactions she gets in the future(just realized turnip is a problem tonight).  I am aware that many of her reactions have to do with my own food reactions.  I am finding that histiminum is helping me with the discomfort but not sure if it is helping with the underlying issues.  will need to see.

 

 

post #797 of 864

Very interesting...

Well, I'm wondering if this is what our homeopath is doing with DS, I was sure DS's constitutional remedy is calc carb and tested for it many times but the doc decided he needs tuberculinum 200C. When I read about it I was surprised how well it fits DS. It's been a week since he has taken it and there's no significant change, I know it takes time though so I'm patiently waiting. 

post #798 of 864
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Very interesting...

Well, I'm wondering if this is what our homeopath is doing with DS, I was sure DS's constitutional remedy is calc carb and tested for it many times but the doc decided he needs tuberculinum 200C. When I read about it I was surprised how well it fits DS. It's been a week since he has taken it and there's no significant change, I know it takes time though so I'm patiently waiting. 

the way I was trained calc carb is a tubercular remedy.  it's common practice in many homeopathic circles to use the nosode (tuberculinum in this case) to remove barriers.  Not saying that's what's happening, just that I can see a strong correlation there.
 

post #799 of 864

I said there's no significant change, I have to take that back. I have realized yesterday that DS is whining A LOT less and he doesn't cry so much when he wakes up and he doesn't cry when he gets out of the bathtub in the evening. Wow, this is huge, he seems calmer and more patient. Looks like some barriers are being removed joy.gif

 

post #800 of 864

very nice!!!

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