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GRIEF

Grief is a perfectly natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, a house, or anything in which a great amount of emotion has been invested. The grieving process has definite stages through which most individuals must pass in order to come to terms with their loss and resolve the situation satisfactorily.

Symptoms of stages
• Initial sense of unreality or numbness.
• Refusal to believe that the loss has occurred, with hallucinations of a loved one or the feeling that they are present. This can last for up to three months.
• Series of complex emotions such as guilt (for example, for not spending more time with the lost person) and anger (for example, with God for taking the person or with the doctors for not doing enough to save the deceased’s life), leading to despair and depression, possibly associated with bowel upsets, mental disorders, and even a susceptibility to suicide.
• State of depression with a tendency to increase the use of drugs or alcohol, sleeping problems, general feelings of a lack of well-being, agitation, and tearfulness. Eventually, life becomes bearable, and even enjoyable, but the whole process may take up to two years or more. There is some evidence that the death of a partner may increase the chance of death in the bereaved.

Conventional care
Treatment of long-term depression may require the involvement of a psychiatrist, in conjunction with antidepressant drugs, psychotherapy, and counseling. Help may also be obtained from a variety of support groups and religious organizations.

Homeopathic medicine
Homeopathic remedies can help at each stage of the grieving process. If a person does not appear to be recovering, however, constitutional treatment may be necessary, the remedy depending upon individual symptoms . Aurum met. is indicated for those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one or the failure of a business. Causticum is given for chronic, long-term grief and feelings akin to grief that are triggered by childbirth; Ignatia is used to treat the initial impact of grief; and Phosphoric ac. is used in the treatment of grief associated with great exhaustion. Staphysagria is indicated for suppressed grief that is linked to embarrassment or humiliation. Other remedies prescribed constitutionally include Lachesis, Nat. mur., and Phosphorus. Remedies specifically for the early stages of grief include Arnica, when the grieving
person wants to be left alone, insists they are all right, rejects physical comfort, and displays the reactions of a person in shock; Aconite, if there is great fear and the person is on the verge of collapse, having witnessed a violent death for example; and Opium, when the bereaved is literally numb with grief, and is very frightened by the death of their loved one. In the later stages of grief, Nux vomica is indicated when there is great anger and criticism of others, and Pulsatilla is prescribed for tearfulness at the slightest provocation, insomnia, and recurrent colds accompanied by yellow or green catarrh.

Lifestyle
The most important thing for a grieving person to do is to express their emotions. If they have difficulty talking about their problems, they should write down their thoughts, paint a picture, or use some other form of expression. Bottling up emotions may lead to chronic depression or lowered resistance to physical illnesses. Relaxation techniques or massage may also be of great benefit.It is also important that someone who is grieving is kind to and patient with themselves. They may believe that life will never be the same again, but time does heal, and their anguish will lessen. If progress through the grieving process is slow, however, talking to a counselor who has received specific training in dealing with grief, such as those working for support groups, is advisable.

DEPRESSION

Medically speaking, depression is more than the sadness many people feel periodically. It combines despondency, hopelessness, apathy, and a lack of well-being, and can persist for some time. There may be physical symptoms. In parts of the developed world, one person in 25 feels depressed enough at some point in their life to seek professional help.

Symptoms
• Slow thinking, inability to concentrate, indecision, general lack of interest, and recurrent thoughts about death.
• Increase or decrease in appetite or weight, slowing down of movement, and loss of energy.

Causes
Depression may have an obvious external cause, such as the death of a loved one. It may follow a viral infection, childbirth, or be caused by chemical imbalances in the body. These may occur naturally—for example, due to an underactive thyroid gland—or result from taking prescribed drugs, such as the contraceptive pill or sleeping pills, or from drug or alcohol addiction. Periods of depression may alternate with impulsive, energetic behavior—a condition known as manic depression. There is an affliction called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), in which people become depressed in winter, possibly due to insufficient sunlight. More often, however, depression is a spiritual problem, involving a negative attitude to life that leads to feelings of fear, anger, guilt, and frustration, possibly accompanied by a sense of persecution, loneliness, and hopelessness. Severely depressed people may become suicidal, or experience delusions. Long-term depression may result from childhood trauma such as the death of a parent.

Conventional care
Mild depression may be treated with antidepressant drugs, sometimes together with psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Severe depression is still treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), but only after all other methods have failed.

Homeopathic medicine
Most homeopathic practitioners treat depression constitutionally. Remedies are determined largely by an individual’s symptoms. It may be the case that if emotional problems are alleviated, physical problems come to the fore . Aurum met. is associated with the kind of despair that might lead to suicide; while Causticum is indicated for a feeling of loss of control. China is prescribed for low spirits following menstruation or associated with neuralgic pain; and Lachesis is given for premenstrual or menopausal depression. Nat. mur. is used for depression associated
with the suppression of grief. Other remedies prescribed constitutionally include Arsen. alb.,Calc. carb., Graphites, Lycopodium, Nat. carb.,Platina, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Sulphur, and Thuja. Specific remedies include Ignatia, when depression results from bereavement or the breakup of a relationship; or Cadmium sulph., following a viral illness such as mononucleosis that produces a lack of energy. Nux vomica is used when there is great irritability, extreme chilliness, and overcriticism of others; while Aconite is often given for the sudden onset of depression following a fright or shock, and which is linked with a fear of death.

Lifestyle
If minor depression is brought on by overwork or stress, time-management techniques will provide for the prioritization of tasks and time out for relaxation and the pursuit of interests. A sense of isolation can be reduced by taking up an interest that involves meeting new people. Those often confined to the home should arrange to go out frequently. Mild depression can be helped by dietary changes, especially the elimination of caffeine and the inclusion of vitamin and mineral supplements. Some prescribed drugs may have depressive side-effects. It might be worth consulting a doctor with a view to changing the prescription.

CANCER

Cancer is a by-product of the growth and repair processes within the human body whereby 500 billion new cells are formed each day. Inevitably, some of these cells are defective, and their growth may become out of control. Defective cells are usually destroyed by the body’s immune system,
but if this does not occur, a rapidly dividing colony of defective cells becomes a tumor. This tumor may grow and spread into adjacent body tissue. Cancer may affect major organs, bones, glands, skin, or muscles. The symptoms vary from site to site.

Symptoms
• Lumps or changes in the color or other features of the skin.
• Symptoms of obstruction in the digestive tract, or hoarseness.
• Bleeding from orifices such as the mouth or anus.
• Severe, recurrent, or constant headaches.
• Ulcers or sores that do not heal.
• Changes in bowel habits.
• Changes in the breasts.
• Painful, numb, or tingling nerves.
• Rapid, unexplained weight loss.

Causes
The exact causes of cancer are unknown. Most experts agree that probably at least two factors, such as genetic tendency and diet, or pollution and infection, combine to create a disturbance within a cell. Chromosomes may be damaged before birth, as a result of inherited or acquired defects of the immune system, or by radiation, viruses, tobacco smoke, carcinogenic substances such as asbestos, a lack of antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, and selenium, other dietary
deficiencies, or aging. Complementary medical practitioners believe that other factors are significant too, such as food intolerance, carcinogens in food—for example, preservatives, other additives, and pesticide traces—and psychological factors, particularly suppressed emotional shock or great stress.
It has also been postulated that some people are more than usually sensitive to geopathic stress (natural radiation emitted by the Earth), or emissions from buildings or power cables.

Conventional care
Cancer can be detected by cytology tests such as pap smears, X-rays, imaging techniques such as mammograms, and chemical markers in the blood—for example, prostate-specific antigen, which can identify otherwise undetectable prostate cancer. Often, however,diagnosis of cancer follows the appearance of symptoms, and is confirmed by a biopsy.In most cases, treatment involves radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery, or a combination of these. Radiotherapy uses radiation to reduce and destroy tumors and cancer cells that have spread beyond the original tumor or traveled to other parts of the body (metastasis). Chemotherapy has the same aim, but uses anticancer drugs. Surgery removes the primary tumor. The principal aim of conventional methods is to suppress the rate of growth of the cancer. They are more effective with cancers in certain parts of the body than in others.

Homeopathic medicine
Most homeopathic practitioners would agree that a combination of homeopathic and conventional techniques, along with dietary and other lifestyle changes, is the best program of treatment. The ability of a cancerous growth to destroy the surrounding healthy tissue has to be dealt with quickly, and conventional medicine can do this. Homeopathy, on the other hand, attempts to address the underlying causes. As with other chronic ailments, this takes the form of constitutional assessment. Of particular interest is the psychological makeup of a person, especially signs of severe emotional stress that might have impaired immunity. Constitutional remedies will be largely determined by an individual’s symptoms , but Arsen. alb. is often indicated for cancers with burning pain and in any location. Bromium, on the other hand, is effective for breast cancer in particular. Carbo an. is used to treat cancers of the breast, stomach, uterus, and glands in the later stages, while Nitric ac. is associated with cancer of the
breast, uterus, vagina, and rectum. Other constitutional remedies often used to treat cancer are Conium, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, and Silica. Those associated with cancer in particular organs include Phosphorus, Calcium, Fluoric ac., Conium, and Hekla for bones; Crotalus and Kali. mur. for connective tissue; and Carbo an., Conium, and Aurum mur. for glands.

Other treatments
It is generally acknowledged that dietary excess or deficiency may predispose an individual to the formation of cancer. Controversy surrounds the use of dietary treatment for the disease, but it can play a supportive role. Most therapies have their origins in the Gerson treatment based on an initially vegan, then lacto-vegetarian diet, along with fruit and vegetable juices and coffee enemas to detoxify the liver.Many nutritional therapies include high doses of antioxidants to counteract cellular damage inflicted by free radicals in the bloodstream. These are absorbed from the environment as well as foods. Other complementary therapies use combinations of herbs or substances such as extractions of mistletoe and shark cartilage, but many await further trials.

Lifestyle
The diet should include plenty of unrefined carbohydrates and fresh fruits and vegetables, but few animal fats or animal proteins. Nutritional supplements prescribed by a doctor may safely be accompanied by over-the-counter antioxidants, and are advisable during radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Adequate physical exercise is desirable, although symptoms may restrict choice.
Emotional or other psychological problems need to be tackled. Meditation, prayer, and relaxation may help to establish a positive outlook and strengthen the will to live. Visualization techniques can be used to encourage the destruction of the cancer by treatment, and to focus on a fully functioning immune system.

FIRST AID

The aims of first aid are to save life, limit injury, ease pain and anxiety, and summon the most appropriate help available. All first-aid methods, whether they are associated with conventional
medicine or complementary therapies, are based on a common-sense approach to dealing with a serious accident or a minor scrape. Homeopathic remedies can help to relieve pain, to allay
anxiety and fear, and to facilitate healing. They can be used in conjunction with any other medication.

The most important things to do in an emergency are to keep a clear head and not to panic, to determine what the priorities are, and to act decisively and promptly. Ideally, at least one person in every household should be trained in first-aid procedures. Only once the priorities listed below have been identified should homeopathic remedies be given.

Assessing serious conditions
Make sure that you, the victim, and your surroundings are safe. Very gently shake the victim by both shoulders—without moving the neck in case of head or neck injuries—and ask a question or give a command.If there is no response, proceed airway, breathing, and circulation.

Unconsciousness
If a victim is unconscious, and you have already checked their airway, breathing, and circulation and you do not suspect serious head or spinal injuries, carefully maneuver them into a safe position and call the emergency services. Do not leave an unconscious person unattended. Check their airway, breathing, and pulse every five minutes. Make sure that they are kept warm, but that they do not become overheated.

Bleeding
Check any open wounds to see if there is bleeding. If there is, apply a sterile pad and, if possible, a bandage. If there is a profuse flow of blood from the wound, call the emergency services. Place a sterile pad over the wound and apply firm pressure to the area until the bleeding stops or medical help arrives.

Burns
Cool all small burns in cold water for up to 10 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap or a burn dressing. If neither is available, use a non-fluffy, clean dressing. If burns extend over an area larger than the palm of a hand, call the emergency services and carefully cover the affected parts with plastic wrap. Do not attempt to remove any pieces of clothing that may have adhered to burned skin. Do not burst blisters or apply lotion, cream, or gel to the wounds. If the victim is conscious, administer sips of water to minimize fluid loss.

Fractures
Evidence of a fracture includes pain, an inability to move the affected part, visible deformity, swelling, bruising, and shock. Try to immobilize the affected part to prevent further damage and blood loss. Bandage an arm against the chest or one leg to the other, for example. Pad out the bandages above and below the fracture so that clothes and blankets do not exert pressure on it. If the fracture is open, apply padding to each side of the bone, then cover the whole area with a
sterile dressing. Apply pressure to the padding to help slow the bleeding. Call the emergency services or take the victim to hospital if the injury affects the upper limb.

Choking
The airway may be obstructed by food, the tongue, vomit, or a foreign object, causing coughing, crying, and breathing difficulties. Check the mouth and remove any obvious
obstruction. Encourage the victim to cough. If the victim cannot cough, breathe, or speak, stand behind him and wrap your arms around his waist, under his breastbone. Make a fist with one hand and hold it in your other hand, Pull sharply upward and inward five times. Repeat the slaps and pulls three times. If the victim stops breathing, be prepared to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Electric shock
If someone has suffered an electric shock, turn off the circuit breaker or use a broom handle or dry clothing to separate the victim from the power source. Keep them away from water, which conducts electricity. Start basic life support . Look for any wounds. Lay a conscious person on their back, raise the legs slightly, and tilt the head to one side with the chin up. Place an unconscious victim in a safe position, and cover them.


BASIC REMEDIES
These remedies for common minor injuries and illnesses make a good star t-up selection, which can be added to gradually.
Dosages are suitable for adults, children, and babies.
• Aconite 30c • Rhus tox. 6c • Apis 30c • Ruta 6c
• Arnica 6c, 30c • Silica 6c • Bryonia 30c • Symphytum 6c
• Cantharis 6c, 30c • Ur tica urens 6c • Carbo veg. 30c • Euphrasia 6c
• Hypericum 30c • Ledum 6c • Nux vomica 6c • Phosphorus 6c

MINOR CUTS & GRAZES
Arnica 30c every 2 hours for 6 doses, then 3 times daily up to 3 days
Ledum 6c every 2 hours for 6 doses, then 3 times daily up to 3 days
Hypericum 30c every 2 hours up to 3 days

ANIMAL BITES
Arnica 30c every 5 minutes up to 10 doses
Lachesis 6c every 8 hours up to 3 days
Crotalus 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses

STINGS
Arnica 30c every 5 minutes up to 10 doses
Ledum 6c every 8 hours up to 3 days
Apis 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses

MINOR BURNS & SCALDS
Arnica 30c every 15 minutes up to 3 doses
Cantharis 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses
Urtica urens 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses

BLISTERS
Cantharis 6c 4 times daily until pain wears off
Rhus tox. 6c 4 times daily until pain wears off

MINOR EYE & EAR INJURIES
Arnica 6c every 2 hours up to 4 doses
Ledum 6c every 2 hours up to 10 doses
Euphrasia 6c every 2 hours up to 3 doses
Hypericum 30c half-hourly up to 10 doses
Arnica 30c every 4 hours up to 6 doses

TRAVEL SICKNESS
This ailment occurs when the balance mechanism in the inner ear is upset by motion, especially while reading or focusing on stationary objects. Travel sickness is most common among children.
Avoid eating greasy foods and overeating before traveling. To prevent travel sickness, begin taking the appropriate remedy one hour before star ting a journey. If there is vomiting, sip water frequently to avoid dehydration. If possible, increase ventilation in the vehicle in which you are traveling.
CAUTION People with insulin-dependent diabetes should be observed for hypoglycemia given glucose or a sugary drink if necessary.

Tabacum 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses
Cocculus 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses
Nux vomica 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses

EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

Homeopathy is well suited to the treatment of emotional problems. As a holistic form of medicine, it examines all aspects of an individual—physical, intellectual, and spiritual—and a practitioner does not separate these elements when prescribing treatment. Homeopathic practitioners do not delineate where one ends and the other begins. The investigation of a person’s experience on a number of levels is helpful in dealing with ailments that reveal both a physical and a mental imbalance. Many emotional problems have their origins in stressful situations, exhaustion and overwork, dietary overindulgence or allergy, or fears and insecurities.By focusing on the response of the vital force of the body to external problems, homeopathy can stimulate a person’s ability to cope with and modify those problems, at least in the short term. Homeopathic treatment for emotional problems is best combined in the long term with dietary changes, regular exercise, relaxation techniques or movement therapies, and stress management in order to maximize the benefits of treatment.

DISORDER

INSOMNIA
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Insomnia describes a persistent pattern of intermittent sleep that leaves the sufferer feeling tired and unrefreshed. It may occur simply because the bedroom is too hot or airless, or because of having to get up during the night to urinate. It is more likely to be the result of being unwell or of pain—to which oversensitivity may develop—or of disturbed sleep patterns and exhaustion caused by regular sleep deprivation. Insomnia can also be caused by an excess of caffeine or alcohol, food allergy, overexcitement, stress, shock,anxiety, or depression.

SELF-HELP

Increase the amount of exercise you take during the day,and avoid eating late in the evening. Stop work or any other activity an hour before bedtime. Drink a relaxing herbal tea or hot milk, take a warm bath, and read something light and enter taining.

IRRITABILITY & ANGER
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These emotions are often a response to events that are perceived to be physically or psychologically threatening. They can be brought on by overindulgence, overwork, or exhaustion, or they may be associated with digestive ailments and, in men, premature ejaculation or impotence. Such feelings may lead to depression. Physical manifestations include an increased pulse rate, fluttering feelings in the stomach, and tense muscles.

SELF-HELP

Get more exercise and practice relaxation techniques, meditation, or movement therapy such as tai chi.Asser tiveness training may help to overcome feelings of insecurity.

SPECIFIC AILMENT>
Irritability with overcritical attitude
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS>
• Sensitivity to the cold
• Desire for alcohol and fatty or spicy foods

SPECIFIC AILMENT>
Anger with insecurity
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS>
• Craving for sweet foods
• Feeling of hunger but full after a few bites


ANXIETY
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Anxiety, or worry, consists of both an emotional and a physical imbalance, and tends to be provoked by overwork, stress, fear, or insecurity. It may be accompanied by an increased pulse rate, clammy skin, irregular sleep patterns, and appetite disturbance.

SELF-HELP

Avoid stressful situations and caffeine. Practice relaxation techniques or meditation .
CAUTION If you are feeling very anxious, with no obvious cause, see a doctor. If anxiety is accompanied by serious chest pains.

ROSACEA

Symptoms
• Flushed cheeks and nose, possibly induced by drinking hot drinks or alcohol, eating spicy
foods, or entering a warm room.
• Possible permanent redness of the skin and small, pus-filled spots that are similar to mild acne.
Causes
The causes of rosacea are largely unknown,but oral contraceptive drugs and corticosteroid
ointments prescribed for other skin conditions, such as eczema, may precipitate it. Stress may
exacerbate the condition. In women rosacea often strikes during or after menopause, when
the condition is most probably linked to hormonal changes affecting the sebaceous glands in the skin.
Conventional care
The usual treatment for rosacea is a long course of tetracyclines. These are very effective in suppressing the small, pus-filled spots, but they do not tend to make much difference to the underlying red discoloration. Being antibiotics, they may harm the bacterial flora of the intestine, necessitating the subsequent use of acidophilic supplements.
Homeopathic medicine
A homeopathic practitioner will take a full medical history, paying particular attention to the onset and progression of rosacea and its possible triggers, followed by an examination of affected areas.
Many remedies are suitable for the constitutional treatment of symptoms of rosacea, but prescription will depend upon the individual. Among the remedies often chosen are Carbo veg., for when blood stagnates in capillaries, resulting in poor oxygen supply to facial tissue; and Lachesis for hemorrhaging that allows infection to set in. Psorinum is prescribed for problems of the sebaceous glands; and Rhus tox. is given for infection such as that forming boils. Homeopathic remedies prescribed for acute symptoms include Belladonna, for the early stages of rosacea,when the face is red, dry, and burning hot; and Arsen. alb., when the skin is flaky and scaly, there is restlessness, and the condition is better for warmth generally as well as for warm compresses applied to the affected areas. Viola tri. may be prescribed if rosacea is mainly concentrated on the chin, and the urine smells like cat urine; while Silica is given if the main problem is pustules that remain for long periods of time. Calc. phos. is prescribed for rosacea that is found mainly on the nose, and is accompanied by many pimples; and Kali. brom. is given when the forehead and cheeks in particular are flushed, and there are itchy pustules.Lifestyle Specifically, if rosacea is associated with vaginal discharge and general fatigue in women, a yeast- and sugar-free diet accompanied by acidophilic supplements is advisable. Naturopaths—those who promote health and natural healing by means of diet, exercise, and complementary care—believe that rosacea develops as a result of both stress and an inappropriate diet, especially one that is high in animal protein and fat, refined carbohydrates, and dairy products. Following a mainly fish and vegetarian diet for one month may be beneficial. Alcohol and coffee are best avoided. If stress is an aggravating factor, relaxation techniques, yoga, meditation, or tai chi may help on a daily basis. Any emotional problems should be solved, with the help of a counselor if necessary. Local applications of calendula solution or tea-tree oil may alleviate the condition (10 drops calendula mother tincture to 1.25 quarts [liters] cooled, boiled water, or 2 drops tea-tree oil).

CASE HISTORY
William was a 57-year-old retired blacksmith. He came to the consultation with a ten-year
history of rosacea. It had star ted with small spots above the eyebrows, but had progressed to boils and redness of the whole face. He had been prescribed an antibiotic, oxytetracycline, which upset his bowels, and then another form of tetracycline to be applied (as a solution) to the affected areas.

PERSONAL DETAILS
As well as a red face and several small boils on his nose, William had a coated tongue, a slightly swollen upper lip, and a strong body odor. He described himself as superstitious and a per fectionist. He became depressed easily, and worried constantly about his health.

FOOD PREFERENCES
William had a huge appetite, even needing to eat in the middle of the night, but he never put on any weight. He liked beer and acidic foods, but not meat. He had a great thirst, but his skin condition was exacerbated by drinking coffee.

GENERAL DETAILS
William felt the cold greatly, and wore a lot of clothes even in summer. He hated winter and loved hot, sunny weather. Despite this, he had a tendency to feel very hot in bed, and did not like becoming overheated from physical exer tion.

PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
William was prescribed Sulphur, which helped the rosacea initially. The condition deteriorated, however, if he stopped using tetracycline. He was then given Psorinum in increasing potencies over a period of about 18 months, and this produced a remarkable improvement in his condition.
He was able to stop applying tetracycline, and eventually to take Psorinum on the odd occasion only if he felt the rosacea might be about to flare up again. Interestingly, William had also suf fered from irritable bowel syndrome for about 40 years, and this condition also improved for taking Psorinum. When last heard of, William had been completely clear of symptoms
of rosacea for four years.

SKIN & BONES

The skin is the body’s outermost boundary and, in effect, its largest organ, accounting for
16 percent of total body weight. It is shed and renewed at a rate of 1 oz (25 g) a month. The
skin protects the body by waterproofing it, reacting to sunlight, regulating temperature,
and providing a barrier to invading organisms. It also supplies the brain with a range of sensory
information. Skin problems often result from regulatory imbalances (acne rosacea and psoriasis) or allergy (eczema).The skeleton is an extensive framework of bones, attached to which are skeletal muscles. Together they coordinate the body’s movements. Individual bones move against each other by means of joints. The skeleton also provides support and protection for some of the body’s most important organs, such as the brain, spinal cord, heart, and lungs. Diseases of the skeleton
often result from degeneration of joints (osteoarthritis) or autoimmune problems (rheumatoid arthritis).

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DIABETES

Symptoms
• Frequent and copious urination.
• Continuous thirst.
• Tiredness and apathy as a result of reduced energy production.
• Possible loss of weight.
• Possible cramps, blurred vision, faintness, breathlessness, erectile dysfunction, menstrual problems, and lowering of resistance to infection.
Causes
There is a genetic tendency to develop diabetes. In young people it is believed to result from a viral infection, although it may be due to auto-immune problems. It usually strikes between the ages of 10 and 15. In Type 2 diabetes, the main factor is obesity. The body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin.
Diabetes often comes to light during illnesses such as pancreatitis or after an infection, while taking drugs such as diuretics, or during pregnancy. Chromium deficiency may also be a factor. The cells of the pancreas are destroyed as diabetes progresses, so that insulin production stops almost completely. Without regular insulin injections, a diabetic will become hyperglycemic (excess glucose in the blood).
Conventional care
People with insulin-dependent diabetes require insulin injections and a balanced diet that regulates carbohydrate intake. Glucose levels in the blood or urine are monitored carefully; high levels indicate that glucose is not being absorbed. Type 2 diabetes may be controlled mainly by means of a balanced diet, although drugs may be necessary to stimulate the production of insulin. Insulin injections may also be required. It is important, especially for those taking drugs, to eat at regular intervals to prevent hypoglycemia (too little glucose in the blood).
Homeopathic medicine
Constitutional homeopathic treatment for diabetes is recommended in support of conventional measures, and is compatible with them. Prescription depends upon specific symptoms but certain remedies have an affinity with the metabolic system. Phosphoric ac. is effective when emotional stress has played a part in the onset of diabetes. Silica is prescribed for diabetes that has arisen from infection; while Tarentula is used for diabetes linked to anxiety or grief. Argentum nit., Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Plumbum met., Theridion, and Uranium nit. are other constitutional remedies often used in the treatment of diabetes.
Remedies for acute symptoms include Phosphoric ac., when diabetes is worse for nervous exhaustion; Uranium nit. for digestive upset, great weight loss, weakness, and incontinence; Argentum nit., when the usual symptoms of diabetes are accompanied by swollen ankles and there is apprehension; and Silica, when the person complains of cold, sweaty, smelly feet, and a lack of stamina.
Lifestyle
Carbohydrate intake should be carefully monitored, and the diet should include plenty of legumes as long as they do not upset the bowel. A nutritionist can advise about vitamin and mineral supplements. The loss of excess weight, stress-management techniques, and regular exercise will all help diabetes sufferers. Smoking is inadvisable.

CASE HISTORY
Sam was a 61-year-old, retired policeman, working part-time as a delivery driver. He had been diagnosed two years before his consultation with diabetes mellitus, revealed by a routine urine sample. He had responded fairly well to a diabetic diet, but still had high blood sugar levels. He complained of anxiety, poor memory and concentration, anger, confusion, a lack of purpose in his life, depression, and tiredness.
PERSONAL DETAILS
Sam came to the US in his thirties, having been born in India and lived in Africa. He was used to responsibility and pleased with his achievements, but felt burned out. He now wanted to put himself first, but he feared poverty. He felt his wife was not his equal intellectually, and they argued a lot. Sam was tidy but not fastidious.
FOOD PREFERENCES
Sam had a sweet tooth and liked spicy foods. He was often very thirsty since his blood sugar levels had been brought under control, and he passed large quantities of urine.
GENERAL DETAILS
As well as mental tension, Sam had tension in the back of his skull. He had lower back pain that was worse for stress, and he suffered sudden losses of energy. He preferred warm, damp weather.
PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
Sam was advised to eat unrefined carbohydrate snacks little and often, and to avoid caffeine and alcohol. He felt better for this, but still had sugar in his urine. He was prescribed Nux vomica, which aggravated him initially, then made him feel better. He soon became irritable and depressed, however. The remedy was repeated twice, after which he had more energy and felt less irritable. China was tried because of Sam’s history of malaria while in Africa, but to little effect. Sulphuric ac. seemed to help him most, especially with the restlessness and irritation that he experienced on exposure to pollution while driving. When last seen, Sam had detected no sugar in his urine for several months.

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

Symptoms
• Alternating constipation and diarrhea.
• Cramping pains in the lower abdomen and sometimes the feeling of not having emptied the bowel on passing stools.
• Production of copious amounts of flatulence, the passing of which usually brings relief.
Causes
There may be several causes of IBS. The basic one is a disturbance in the action of the large intestinal muscle. This may be the result of stress at work or due to emotional upset, for example, or of fear, such as that of serious illness. It may be the result of a low-fiber diet or an intolerance of wheat, corn, dairy products, fruits, tea, coffee, or vegetables. IBS may also be due to an overgrowth of organisms such as Candida albicans in the digestive tract, to the excessive use of laxatives, or to spinal maladjustment that affects nerves serving the digestive system.
Conventional care
IBS is treated with antispasmodic drugs and other painkillers, antidiarrheal drugs, and a high-fiber diet. Counseling may be recommended for those suffering from stress. Diagnosis is made after ruling out the possibility of other ailments with similar symptoms, such as ulcerative colitis or cancer. A physical examination may include the passing of an instrument into the anus and colon—a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy—or a barium enema, which outlines the inside of the intestine.
Homeopathic medicine
A homeopathic practitioner will take a full medical history, paying particular attention to food preferences and IBS triggers. Constitutional remedies will be determined largely by an individual’s symptoms , but certain remedies have an affinity with the colon. Argentum nit. is indicated for irritation of the mucous membranes of the intestine and problems with the control of the gut by the autonomic nervous system. Cantharis is associated with inflammation of the whole gastrointestinal tract, especially the lower bowel. Colocynthis is also used to treat irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. Other constitutional remedies often used are Arsen. alb., Carbo veg., Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, and China.
Remedies for acute symptoms include Argentum nit., for excessive flatulence, constipation alternating with diarrhea, pain in the left, upper abdomen, mucus in the stools, fluttering in the stomach, and great apprehension. Colocynthis is prescribed for griping pains that are relieved by bending double or applying pressure to the abdomen, and that are associated with anger. Cantharis is particularly suitable for treating women who have burning abdominal pains, cystitis, great thirst, nausea, and vomiting.
Lifestyle
Relaxation techniques will help stress-related problems. Fluid intake should be increased, but alcohol consumption reduced. Regular meals and exercise are both essential. If a particular food is believed to aggravate the condition, it should be eliminated from the diet for at least four days, and then reintroduced and symptoms observed. A nutritionist can advise about this and dietary changes that might be beneficial. An osteopath or physiotherapist may be able to help if there is spinal maladjustment.

CASE HISTORY
Alf was a 42-year-old construction worker who experienced periods of loose bowel movements and lower abdominal spasms lasting for a couple of months. This had begun two years before—after the breakup of a relationship. He was taking antispasmodic and antidiarrheal drugs.
PERSONAL DETAILS
Alf was convinced that his symptoms were stress-induced. He would get diarrhea, for example, if he was lonely. He often woke terrified in the middle of the night.
FOOD PREFERENCES
Alf had very few likes and dislikes, and no foods seemed to aggravate his condition. He had a great thirst, mainly for acidic drinks. Lemon juice relieved his symptoms.
FEARS
Alf feared darkness, looking into deep water, and being alone, and worried that dogs might attack him. He hated cemeteries and anything connected with death.
GENERAL DETAILS
Alf slept badly and snored loudly. He complained of thrush, ear infections, bad breath, dry skin, and fatigue. He was better in company, and for light and warmth. He was incontinent when frightened.
PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
Since Alf’s condition was related to emotional stress, he was given Stramonium. A month later he was much better but still complained of abdominal spasms and colicky pains in the intestines. He was prescribed Cuprum. At his next appointment, he revealed that a preference for masturbation had contributed to the failure of his relationship. He was given Bufo for this masturbatory tendency. A month later, his bowels were much better as a result of the Cuprum. He felt that he had come to terms with his sexuality, and he had a new relationship. He rarely suffered pain or diarrhea, but was still not happy on his own. Stramonium was repeated. Alf was not seen for eight months, when IBS recurred due to stress. Stramonium was again given, since when Alf has been fine.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

The human body needs energy to function. That energy comes from food, but only after it has been processed into substances that can be assimilated by various parts of the body. Some nutrients, such as minerals, can be absorbed directly along the way down the digestive tract, but substances such as proteins have to be broken down into smaller molecules.

Digestion starts in the mouth, where saliva containing a digestive enzyme called amylase lubricates food as it is chewed. In the stomach proteins and fats are broken down in an acidic environment, and salt, water, and alcohol are absorbed. Beyond the stomach (in the duodenum), acidity is neutralized before food is treated by secretions from associated digestive organs—the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Bile from the liver and gallbladder emulsifies fats, and pancreatic enzymes break down proteins, starch, and fats.

The liver is, in effect, the chemical factory of the body. Among many important metabolic functions, it stores glucose, vitamins, and minerals produced by food processing but not immediately usable by the body, and facilitates the breakdown of fats, which is vital for the conversion of food into energy. As well as digestive enzymes, the pancreas produces insulin (a hormone), and glycogen (a starch), both of which regulate sugar levels. Diabetes is the result of diminished insulin action. In the small intestine, the breakdown of food is completed. Nutrients are absorbed into the blood, carried to cells, and used in the release of energy. Undigested food is expelled from the anus.

Digestive ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome or ulcerative colitis are believed to result from, among other factors, an unsuitable diet or chemical imbalances in the metabolic process.

TREATMENTS FOR THE MIND

• Breathing and relaxation techniques: for managing stress and treating mental conditions including phobias, insomnia, and depression.
• Meditation: focusing on feelings of inner peace and fulfillment rather than on thought processes for relief of stress and promotion of well-being.
• Psychotherapy and counseling: talking to a skilled listener as a treatment for mental and emotional disorders.
• Hypnotherapy: use of a trancelike state of consciousness to influence physical and mental conditions—for example, desensitizing pain.
• Creative therapies: use of sounds, music, or art to treat mental and emotional disorders.

TREATMENTS FOR THE BODY

• Breathing and relaxation techniques: for relief of pain and stress-related symptoms.
• Touch therapies: pressure or massage for relaxation, relief of ailments, and promotion of health (for example, aromatherapy, reflexology).
• Manipulation: for disorders of the spine, joints, and muscles, and for body alignment (for example, physiotherapy, osteopathy).
• Physical reeducation: for tension release, body alignment, and improved posture and flexibility (for example, Hellerwork, Alexander technique).
• Movement therapies: for increased vitality and promotion of self-healing (for example, tai chi, yoga, dance movement therapy).

STAYING IN SHAPE

• Learn breathing techniques to maximize the benefits of exercise.
• Include exercise in a daily routine—for example, climb stairs rather than take an elevator.
• Plan a weekly exercise program.
• Aim to improve energy levels, brain power, and mood.
• Choose activities for specific purposes such as muscle coordination, strength, and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, or flexibility.
• Always warm up before exercising and stretch out afterward.
• Use exercise as a means of getting time to yourself, or meeting people, or as a challenge.

MANAGING STRESS

• Take periods of rest during the day and get enough sleep at night.
• Include periods of relaxation and exercise in a daily routine.
• Prioritize and organize tasks.
• Delegate, and learn to say "no" to extra work.
• Eat properly and regularly and get plenty of fresh air.
• Make time for leisure activities and socializing with family and friends.
• Take a vacation.
• Cultivate a positive attitude to all things.
• Face up to problems rather than putting them off.

IMPROVING SURROUNDINGS

• Prohibit smoking at home and at work.
• Reduce the risk of allergies by keeping the home dust-free.
• Use environmentally friendly household products rather than strong, chemical-based substances that are potentially irritating.
• Avoid using heavily perfumed toiletries and skin-care products.
• Avoid polluted or noisy environments.
• Humidify or dehumidify rooms as necessary.
• Make rooms draft-free but with adequate ventilation.
• Wear natural fibers.
• Create an area that is conducive to relaxation.

EATING FOR HEALTH

• Obtain protein from vegetarian sources rather than meat and dairy products.
• Eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals or take supplements.
• Cut down on refined carbohydrates, salt, animal fats, sugar, yeast, and processed foods.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Reduce consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
• Eat regular meals.
• Lose weight if necessary.
• Consult a dietician about specific needs.
• Include plenty of fiber in the diet.
• Use healthy cooking methods—for example, broiling rather than frying.

STROKE

Symptoms
• Possible sudden loss of speech or the ability to move.
• Sudden heaviness or numbness of the limbs. Blurred vision.
• Confusion, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
Causes
A stroke may result from a thrombosis, an embolism, or a hemorrhage. Cerebral thrombosis may be due to atherosclerosis, when blood vessels are narrowed by fatty deposits. In an embolism, a small blood clot breaks off an artery wall somewhere in the body and lodges in an artery supplying the brain. A hemorrhage occurs when blood leaks out of a weak-walled artery in the brain. Other causes of stroke include atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), damaged heart valves, or a heart attack. All three may lead to the formation of clots in the heart. These may travel to the brain, causing an embolism. Strokes are more common in those with diabetes, smokers, women on oral contraceptives, and people with high cholesterol levels.
Conventional care
One in two first strokes is fatal. Recovery depends upon the severity of the stroke and rehabilitation. Scanning methods can establish the cause of a stroke and the extent of the damage. Thrombolytic drugs may be used to dissolve blood clots, and aspirin and anticoagulants to prevent further clots. Surgery may be needed to remove arterial obstructions. About half of those who survive a stroke recover to a greater or lesser degree. Those with disabilities may require physiotherapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy.
Homeopathic medicine
Constitutional treatment from an experienced homeopathic practitioner can play an important complementary role in recuperation after a stroke. The choice of constitutional remedy will be mainly influenced by the stroke victim’s specific symptoms, but remedies that have an affinity with the blood vessels include Arnica, which is indicated for shock and a hemorrhagic stroke; Hyoscyamus, which is effective for a paralytic stroke that is associated with confused and inappropriate behavior; and Opium, for a major stroke with total muscular relaxation and unconsciousness. Nux vomica and Rhus tox. may also be prescribed constitutionally.
Specific remedies to be taken during a stroke and to aid recovery include Aconite, if a patient is panicky and afraid of dying; and Opium, if they become unconscious, with a bluish, florid face and heavy, labored breathing. Arnica is good immediately after a stroke and Aurum met. if there is great depression. Baryta carb. is suitable for the very elderly and the physically and mentally weak.
Lifestyle
Diet and the management of stress levels are important in stroke prevention and for those who have already suffered a stroke. The diet should be modified in order to reduce the amount of animal fats and proteins consumed—including dairy products—and to increase fiber intake. It is advisable to eat plenty of fruits and fresh vegetables every day, and to lose excess weight and exercise regularly. If the stroke is thrombotic, the herb ginkgo biloba may improve blood flow. Smoking is inadvisable. Relaxation and meditation are beneficial, especially for those with high blood pressure or who are under stress. Women who have had a stroke or thrombosis, focal migraine or who have a family history of heart disease, should avoid taking oral contraceptives.
CASE HISTORY
Thomas was a 79-year-old former engineer. Nine months before his consultation, he had fallen in the bathtub. Three months later, he fell twice more. He had since been complaining of unsteadiness, difficulty in writing, frequent urination, general muzziness, and poor short-term memory. His doctor had diagnosed a minor stroke. Thomas’s blood pressure was high, and he showed all the signs of a right-sided stroke.
PERSONAL DETAILS
Thomas’s character had changed since the stroke. He was by nature a leader, and was used to being in control of his life. He was thorough to the point of fastidiousness. He now felt frustrated because he could no longer drive and had had to slow down generally. His wife claimed that he was more attentive to her, but that at times he appeared to look through her. Thomas slept fitfully.
FOOD PREFERENCES
Thomas liked sweets, and salty and acidic foods, but hated pork, milk, and pudding. He claimed that pork and alcohol upset his stomach.
GENERAL DETAILS
Thomas tended to get hot at night and to feel as though there was a lump in his throat preventing him from swallowing. His stomach was tender and sensitive to touch.
PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
Thomas was originally prescribed Anacardium or. because of his feeling of being detached from reality. This remedy improved his memory, and he felt more himself. His blood pressure came down, and he felt steadier on his feet. He was then given Baryta mur. and sent for physiotherapy. This improved his unsteady gait. His blood pressure was normal by now. He looked much better and was taking exercise, although he was still forgetful. Thomas then had a fall, after which he was prescribed Arnica followed by another dose of Baryta mur. He continued to pick up and even his memory started to improve. He is still making a slow and steady recovery, and to date has exhibited no further stroke symptoms.

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

What is Circulatory System
The human body’s complex network of blood vessels is powered by a central pump—the heart . Blood is pumped out through the aorta into all the major arteries. These subdivide into arterioles and capillaries, through the walls of which nutrients pass into tissues or organs. Contractions of the heart muscle pump blood along the arteries. Blood flow along veins is assisted by the contraction of muscles in the limbs. Valves prevent it from flowing backward. Many of the diseases of the cardiovascular system arise either from the constriction (angina) or blockage (stroke) of blood vessels, from malfunctioning valves, or from problems with the pumping action of the heart (palpitations).Capillaries collect the waste products of metabolism, such as carbon dioxide, and drain into venules and veins, which carry blood back to the heart and lungs. The portal system connects the small intestine to the liver. Nutrient-rich blood is carried by the portal vein from the digestive organs to the liver, where nutrients are absorbed for processing or stored until they are needed.

ANGINA
PALPITATIONS
STROKE

ANGINA

Symptoms
• Pain resembling a tight band around the chest that can spread up into the neck and jaw and down into an arm, usually the left arm.
• Symptoms associated with exercise, especially after eating, stress, and during very hot or cold weather.
• Possible dizziness, palpitations, nausea, cold sweats, breathlessness, and cold extremities.
• Symptoms wear off after rest.
Causes
The direct cause of angina is not enough oxygen reaching the heart. This may be because arteries supplying the heart have been damaged by a disease such as atherosclerosis (arteries narrowed by fatty deposits), or because of high blood pressure, malfunctioning heart valves, anemia, or disturbed heart rhythms. Angina may also be caused by spasms in blood vessels. A less common cause is overproduction of hormones (by the thyroid gland) that makes the heart race.
Conventional care
Angina may be diagnosed by measuring electrical activity in the heart while the patient is on a treadmill, or by X-raying altered blood vessels injected with a highlighting substance (a practice known as coronary angiography). Conventional treatment is with drugs that improve circulation, such as glyceryl trinitrate, beta blockers, or calcium channel blockers. Surgery may be necessary. Angioplasty is the insertion and inflation of a balloon in a blocked vessel to widen it. Coronary artery bypass entails placing a section of vein—from a leg, for example—in the heart to bypass a blocked vein.
Homeopathic medicine
A full case history is studied along with the results of explorative tests. Particular attention is paid to triggers of angina and location of the pain. There are two aspects of homeopathic treatment: constitutional treatment aims to relieve pressure in the heart long-term, while acute remedies are prescribed for attacks. Although specific symptoms ultimately determine the choice of constitutional remedy , those that have an affinity with the circulatory system include Apis, effective for fluid retention; Argent. nit., associated with improved nerve conduction to coronary arteries; Arnica, if there is damaged heart muscle—after a heart attack for example; Arsen. alb., for problems in the left side of the heart; and Aurum, for atherosclerosis, other arterial diseases, and valve problems.
Acute remedies include Cactus grand., if the chest feels as though there is an iron band around it, and if there are breathing difficulties, cold sweats, pain in the left arm, and falling blood pressure; and Lilium, when the chest feels as though it is in a vise, and there are palpitations and pain in the right arm. Latrodectus mac. is used for serious chest pains, rapid pulse, and numb fingers; and Spigelia is given for palpitations with a thirst for hot water and breathing difficulties relieved by lying on the right.
Lifestyle
Angina sufferers are advised to lose weight and work out a diet for life, with plenty of oily fish, garlic, and brewer’s yeast, but little animal fat, refined carbohydrates, salt, caffeine, and alcohol. Antioxidant and fish-oil supplements may help; as may the use of fresh ginger in cooking. Smoking is not advisable. Relaxation techniques or meditation and regular exercise are advisable. Any conventional drugs should be reviewed with a doctor.
CASE HISTORY
Ella, a 35-year-old lawyer and mother of two children, had experienced high blood pressure and severe angina since she was 14. (Her mother had died of a stroke at 46.) Ella’s drugs included a glyceryl trinitrate spray for the pain and a diuretic to lower her blood pressure. She had had a mild heart attack the year before her consultation and a stroke three years before that. She suffered severe angina about three times a year, preceded by extreme fatigue. She often had less serious attacks, brought on by tiredness and stress.
PERSONAL DETAILS
Ella was a vivacious woman but confessed to being depressed at times about her condition, fearing that it would kill her. She was tearful and easily frightened, sometimes waking up with a great feeling of foreboding and anxiety.
FOOD PREFERENCES
Frequent nausea and a throbbing feeling in the stomach often resulted in a loss of appetite. At such times Ella would lose her taste for meat, which she usually liked. She often experienced a bitter-tasting fluid rising into her mouth, making all food taste acrid.
GENERAL DETAILS
Ella was worse when lying on her left side and on her back. She experienced low times at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., and she had difficulty sleeping because of throbbing in various parts of her body and disturbing dreams. She liked to be out in the open air.
PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
No attempt was made to change Ella’s conventional drugs in view of her medical history. A satisfactory constitutional remedy was never found, but the chest pains were able to be controlled and eventually eliminated by regular and as required use of Cactus grand. This also resulted in a much reduced use of her spray. Ella eventually stopped having severe attacks altogether. Two years after commencing homeopathic treatment, she felt able to undertake a third pregnancy, and eventually gave birth to a healthy boy. She remains well unless she becomes very overtired.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

What is RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
The breathing process is controlled by the respiratory center of the brain. The purpose of respiration is to obtain oxygen, which is then transported around the body in the blood. It ends up in body cells, where it combines with glucose to produce energy. Carbon dioxide is a by-product of this process, and is expelled on breathing out. Breathing is an automatic process: it cannot be stopped voluntarily, although its rate and depth can be controlled. An adult human takes between 13 and 80 breaths a minute, depending on the degree of exertion.
Air flows in and out of the lungs because the pressure of air in the chest is constantly changing in relation to the pressure of air outside the body. During inhalation, the diaphragm contracts and descends while the rib cage rises and expands. The decrease in pressure in the lungs draws air in. The opposite occurs during exhalation as the diaphragm rises and the ribs fall. This increases the pressure in the lungs and air flows out.

ASTHMA

ASTHMA

Symptoms
• Breathlessness that is accompanied by a characteristic wheezing.
• Tight feeling in the chest.
• In severe attacks, possible increased pulse rate and clammy sweats.
• Dry cough.
• Possible anxiety and fear.
Causes
The increase in childhood asthma in the industrialized world during the last two decades of the 20th century is attributed by many to increased levels of pollution. There is a genetic tendency, however. Asthma is believed to be an allergic reaction to house dust, dust mites, pollen, fur, feathers, or tobacco smoke. It can also be induced by drugs, caffeine withdrawal, stress, or exercise. Foods such as dairy products, wheat, nuts, oranges, chocolate, and refined carbohydrates are known triggers. Asthma is also linked to high pollen counts, atmospheric changes, domestic heating systems, and some soft-furnishing materials.
Conventional care
Asthma sufferers receive treatment plans from doctors or specially trained asthma nurses. These include daily checks on the amount of air flowing in and out of the lungs using a peak-flow meter. In acute attacks, bronchodilating drugs are needed to widen the airways. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation. These drugs are usually taken by means of an inhaler. In serious attacks, hospitalization may be required for oxygen or the use of a powered ventilator to ease breathing. Inhalers used preventatively can reduce the impact of irritants.
Homeopathic medicine
Peak-flow monitoring is necessary, whatever the treatment. Homeopathic treatment of asthma is primarily constitutional. A practitioner will be particularly interested in an individual’s food preferences, their emotional makeup, and any significant environmental factors. The choice of remedy will largely be determined by symptoms , but certain remedies have an affinity with the respiratory tract. Arsen. alb. is indicated for bronchial constriction and Antimonium tart. for bronchial congestion. Bryonia is effective for the pain caused by irritation of the pleurae; and Calc. carb. for ailments arising out of restrictions in the movement of the rib cage. Phosphorus is used for respiratory problems linked with anxiety.
For acute asthma, or to boost the immune system, the tubercular, psoric, or sycotic nosodes may be given. Other remedies include Arsen. alb., for attacks in the early hours, with chilliness, restlessness, and a desire for sips of water; Ipecac., when there is persistent nausea; or Kali. carb., for asthma between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. causing exhaustion. If the trigger is allergy, the effects of allergens can be reduced by isopathic remedies —for example, by taking a remedy made from cat fur to treat sensitivity to cats.
Lifestyle
A pharmacist can advise about eradicating dust mites. Placing a child’s soft toys in a freezer for a few hours every week will kill dust mites. Bedrooms in particular should be kept as dust-free as possible, and carpets and soft furnishings shampooed regularly. All known sources of irritation should be avoided, and smoking forbidden in the home. Asthma sufferers are advised to exercise, but must learn to control their breathing, especially during an asthma attack.
CASE HISTORY
John Carpenter, age three, had a year-long history of recurrent chest infections. Asthma had been diagnosed two months previously. His attacks developed from chesty coughs. He had taken antibiotics, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids, but had not responded to treatment or to the removal of house dust and pollens.
PERSONAL DETAILS
Described by his mother as an easy child but one that liked messes, John had been a poor sleeper as a baby, and had walked early. He tended to cry when disciplined, and was highly sensitive. He was very protective of his sister, and was a talkative little boy.
FOOD PREFERENCES
John had a very sweet tooth and a slight desire for salt. He enjoyed fatty foods and loved smoked meats.
GENERAL DETAILS
John lived with his parents and sister, and attended nursery school five mornings a week. He was part of a happy family, and there appeared to be no major stresses within it.
PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
John was prescribed high-potency Tuberculinum. Two weeks later, he developed a wheezing cough after a cold. He was given Tuberculinum again, which made him better initially, but then he deteriorated. He was then given sodium cromoglycate, a conventional asthma drug, four times daily. He still complained of a dry, tickly cough, and was given Coccus cacti and encouraged to use salbutamol, a bronchodilator. None of a series of constitutional remedies helped. John was given corticosteroids, the long-term prospect of which concerned his mother. He was then prescribed Bacillinum as a preventative measure against colds and influenza, and advised to eliminate refined carbohydrates from his diet and to eat little and often. He developed an acute infection soon after, but responded to Phosphorus and then Sulphur, which had a very marked effect. He now takes an occasional dose of Sulphur, but is largely free of asthma and takes no conventional medication.

NERVOUS SYSTEM

What is Nervous System?
The central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord—receives information from all over the body. This information takes the form of electrical impulses that are transmitted along a nerve network—the peripheral nervous system-which branches off the central nervous system. The brain then sends out instructions to internal organs, muscles, glands, and tissues throughout the body via the peripheral nervous system. In terms of function, the parts of the nervous system consisting of nerves that control the muscles involved in voluntary actions are known as the somatic nervous system. Nerves concerned with the unconscious control of bodily functions such as digestion, gland secretions, and temperature regulation are part of the autonomic nervous system.
A nerve is made up of strings of nerve cells, or neurons, which are the basic units of the nervous system. Some nerves carry instructions from the brain or spinal cord to muscles, glands, or other tissues throughout the body. Others carry information to the brain from sensory receptors, sensory organs such as the eyes and ears, and internal organs. Each nerve cell has parts that receive electrical messages from other nerve cells, and parts that transmit messages to nerve cells or other tissues. The cell bodies of neurons make up the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord, while the long nerve fibers, or axons, make up the white matter of the central nervous system.
All but the smallest nerve fibers are insulated and protected by a fatty substance called myelin, which also helps to conduct nerve impulses quickly along the fibers. Multiple sclerosis is believed to occur because the myelin becomes damaged in some way. The brain and spinal column are protected by delicate membranes called meninges.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

This condition occurs if the myelin sheaths surrounding nerve fibers are damaged. In temperate regions of the world, multiple sclerosis affects one in a thousand people, and more women than men. There may be just a single attack, or repeated attacks that lead to increasing disability. Only in a minority of cases, however, is the condition crippling.

Symptoms

Possible tingling, numbness, or weakness affecting a hand, foot, or a whole side of the body.

Double vision or the misting or blurring of vision.

Possible heaviness, weakness, or constricted feeling in the hands and feet.

Possible strong muscle spasms, constipation, ulceration of the skin, and mood swings.

In more serious cases, possible paralysis and incontinence, which may be associated with fatigue, vertigo, giddiness, clumsiness, muscle weakness, slurred speech, and difficulty in walking.

Causes

The causes of multiple sclerosis are unknown. There may be a genetic tendency, but the fact that the disease is five times more common in temperate zones than in the tropics suggests a viral cause. It may be an autoimmune disease, whereby the body’s immune system attacks the myelin, gradually leading to damage of the underlying nerve fibers. Sensitivity to toxic metals or to vaccines has also been postulated as a cause.

Conventional care

Diagnosis is aided by evoked response tests on the eyes (measuring the speed of optic nerve impulses), and magnetic resonance imagery (MRI), which can reveal damage to the white matter of the nervous system. Conventional treatment of multiple sclerosis includes sunflower or evening-primrose oil, interferon (protein produced by the body to fight infection and cultured from human cells or synthesized in the laboratory), and potent drugs such as corticosteroids. An amino acid, phenylalanine, is believed to be beneficial, as well as vitamin B, and low doses of antidepressant drugs. Controversy surrounds the use of marijuana to relieve muscle spasms. Physiotherapy may help those affected by multiple sclerosis.

Homeopathic medicine

Homeopathic treatment is largely constitutional after study of the patient’s history. This includes emotional factors and, especially in multiple sclerosis, any long-suppressed problems from childhood. Homeopathy attributes this condition to an inherent weakness of the nervous system that is aggravated by trauma, infection, or the effects of toxic metals.
Constitutional prescription will mainly depend upon the individual’s symptoms , but some remedies have an affinity with the nervous system. Argentum nit. has a direct, qualitative effect upon nerves controlling conscious movement; while Causticum is indicated for the progressive debilitation of the nervous system. Nat.mur. is prescribed for problems in the brain and spinal cord that produce tingling, weakness, and eventual numbness in the fingers, hands, and arms. Other constitutional remedies include Lachesis, Phosphorus and Plumbum met.
Remedies for the relief of specific symptoms include Phosphorus, if there is frequent fainting; Tarentula, for jerky movements of the hands, feet, and tongue; and Agaricus, for weak, shaky movements accompanied by shooting pains.

Lifestyle

A diet that is low in animal fats, gluten-free, and high in gamma-linoleic acid (found in sunflower seeds and oil) may be beneficial, while caffeine is best avoided. Regular exercise and rest are important. A daily routine might include three rest periods of 10–20 minutes each and fairly vigorous exercise such as weight-lifting, which should be built up very gradually.

CASE HISTORY

Christine was a 39-year-old homemaker. Eight years before her homeopathic consultation, she had noticed that her right foot dragged because of weakness in the leg. Multiple sclerosis was diagnosed six years later, when she began to suffer blurred vision and a frequent urge to urinate. She was taking phenylalanine and vitamin and mineral supplements.

PERSONAL DETAILS
A pleasant, mild-mannered woman on the surface, Christine admitted to anger and a deep sense of injustice. She had a tendency to feel resentful and lose her temper. She lacked confidence, was depressed about her illness deteriorating, and feared the future. Her mother had died when Christine was eight.

FOOD PREFERENCES
Christine had a great desire for coffee and a strong dislike of whiskey. She liked most foods, especially sweet foods, salt, vinegar, and spices, but she disliked fats.

GENERAL DETAILS
Christine felt worse in cold and wet weather, in great heat, and in the late afternoon, but she felt better for warmth. Her symptoms worsened if she was overtired or thought too much about her illness. She woke unrefreshed from sleep.

PRESCRIPTION & FOLLOW-UP
Christine was given a low potency of Nat. mur., and advised to write to her dead mother to unburden her suppressed grief. The remedy was repeated twice in a higher potency, along with advice about rest, exercise, and additional mineral and vitamin supplements, but her condition deteriorated. Lathyrus failed to help. Allergy tests proved negative, but her mercury levels were low. A digestive problem was suspected. Herbal and homeopathic remedies improved her bowel function, but the multiple sclerosis worsened. Phosphorus failed to help, and Christine was desperate. She was then prescribed Causticum on the basis of her oversensitivity to people. Her condition improved immediately. High-potency Causticum, with physiotherapy for her abnormal gait, has sustained the improvement.

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Homeopathy, Herbs And HypnosisCommon Practices In Complementary And Alternative MedicineAnne Bozzuto, R.N., BSN, MA and Thomas M. Bozzuto, D.O., D.I. Hom.
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QUIZ # 9

1>Which of the following symptoms listed below are characteristic for the snake family of remedies but NOT the spider family of remedies?
a.) Sexual, feminine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
b.) Forsaken, masculine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
c.) Sexual, masculine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
d.) Forsaken, feminine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.

2>Which of the following remedies listed below is considered the most hypochondriacal of all the snake remedies?
a.) Cenchris
b.) Crotalus cascavella
c.) Crotalus horridus
d.) Lachesis mutus

3>Which of the following snake remedies listed below is most frequently indicated for skin problems and has a duality between up and down?
a.) Hydrophis cyanocinctus
b.) Lachesis mutus
c.) Python regius
d.) Viper berus

4>Lachesis mutus and Bothrops lanciolatus share many similar symptoms. Which of the following symptoms listed below is more characteristic of Lachesis mutus than Bothrops lanciolatus?
a.) Intellectually competitive.
b.) Physically competitive.
c.) Destructive aggressiveness.
d.) Superficial seduction.

5>Which of the following remedies listed below is indicated in people who feel trapped and emotionally suffocated by a relationship?
a.) Hydrophis cyanocinctus
b.) Lachesis mutus
c.) Python regius
d.) Viper berus

6>Which of the following crotalidae family remedies listed below is known for problems with slurred speech, tends to have symptoms on the right side of the body and has an affinity for the brain and circulatory system?
a.) Cenchris
b.) Crotalus cascavella
c.) Crotalus horridus
d.) Lachesis mutus

7>Which of the following remedies listed below is indicated in people who experience a duality between duty and work versus staying home and relaxing?
a.) Crotalus cascavella
b.) Laches mutus
c.) Naja tripudians
d.) Viper berus

8>Which of the following snake remedies is best indicated for people whose symptoms occur primarily on the left side of the body and who are loquacious, changing quickly from one subject to another?
a.) Crotalus cascavella
b.) Laches mutus
c.) Naja tripudians
d.) Viper berus

9>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 157 which of the following statements listed below is the MOST correct with regards to homeopathic aggravations?
a.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result of the original disease getting worse regardless of how long they last.
b.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the medicinal disease regardless of how long they last.
c.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the medicinal disease and they are small and short lasting.
d.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the original disease getting worse and they are small and short lasting.

10>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 163, which of the following explanations listed below correctly defines “accessory symptoms”?
a.) They occur when the imperfect homeopathic remedy is used.
b.) They occur when the perfect homeopathic remedy is used.
c.) They occur when the enantiopathic remedy is used.
d.) They occur when the antipathic remedy is used.

QUIZ # 8

1>Which of the following remedies listed below is the least evolved of the sea animals?
a.) Asterias rubens
b.) Badiaga
c.) Corallium rubrum
d.) Spongia toasta

2>Which of the following symptoms listed below are characteristic of people who require Aqua marina?
a.) Impotent character and feel undeserving of attention.
b.) Strong character and feel undeserving of attention.
c.) Lacks confidence but able to ask for what they want.
d.) Like to hide but have a good sense of who they are.

3>Which of the following activities listed below would ameliorate a Sepia officinalis headache?
a.) Yoga in open air.
b.) Eating a sandwich.
c.) Reading a good book.
d.) Watching a comedy.

4>Which of the following symptoms listed below does Sepia officinalis share with the snake family of remedies?
a.) Red blotchy discoloration on neck < blushing.
b.) Aversion to wearing a turtleneck.
c.) All symptoms aggravate into the night.
d.) Carves farinaceous foods.

5>Which of the following organ systems listed below is considered a main target organ for Sepia officinalis?
a.) Circulation
b.) Skin and hair
c.) Musculoskeletal
d.) Urogenital

6>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are concerned with immortality and tend to undergo metamorphosis?
a.) Ambra grisea
b.) Aqua marina
c.) Medusa
d.) Spongia toasta

7>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are shy like the Baryta’s, have a poor self image like Lac caninum and have trouble relating to their environment?
a.) Ambra grisea
b.) Aqua marina
c.) Medusa
d.) Spongia toasta

8>Which of the following reasons listed below explains why Sepia officinalis has an aversion to meeting her/his friends?
a.) Poor self-esteem.
b.) Low energy.
c.) Prefers constant solitude.
d.) Does not trust people.

9>Both Sepia and Medusa are creative and rhythmic. Which of the following statements listed below helps us differentiate between them?
a.) Sepia develops indifference to everyone and Medusa is indifferent to loved ones.
b.) Sepia develops indifference to loved ones and Medusa is indifferent to everyone.
c.) Medusa symptoms are <> while eating.
d.) Sepia symptoms are > vigorous exercise and < while eating.

10>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 153, which of the following types of symptoms listed below are most important in the search for a homeopathic remedy?
a.) The clinical and pathological signs and symptoms.
b.) The pathognomonic signs and symptoms.
c.) The iatrogenic signs and symptoms.
d.) The striking, rare and unusual signs and symptoms.

QUIZ # 7

1>Which of the following remedies listed below would be considered most appropriate for people who feel are offensive in nature yet have to project elegance and nobility and often complain of offensive perspiration?
a.) Tungsten
b.) Mercurius
c.) Osmium
d.) Platina

2>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who feel they are losing control and compensate by trying to maintain control, which may result in pathology that involves paralysis of the limbs?
a.) Osmium
b.) Cesium
c.) Thallium
d.) Tungsten

3>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who feel like the ragged emperor? They have nothing but they walk around as if they are king?
a.) Bisthmuth
b.) Polonium
c.) Thallium
d.) Tungsten

4>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who attempt to achieve power but get stuck doing it. They dream of spinning their tires.
a.) Lanthanum
b.) Hafnium
c.) Thallium
d.) Tungsten

5>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who have been likened to the “Godfather”. They do not need power and are complete within themselves.
a.) Aurum
b.) Platinum
c.) Thallium
d.) Radon

6>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are like the powerless diplomat. They are unable to move with the times and feel that they losing: popularity, decision-making ability and power?
a.) Mercurius
b.) Plumbum
c.) Tungsten
d.) Thallium

7>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who need to trust other people and work with a team of others in order to reach a position of power?
a.) Osmium
b.) Rhenium
c.) Thallium
d.) Tungsten

8>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who indirectly make decisions which they are not acknowledge for and who are very good at bridging communication between people of power?
a.) Iridium
b.) Osmium
c.) Thallium
d.) Tungsten

9>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 148, which of the following statements is correct with regards the practice of homeopathic medicine?
a.) It is laborious and painstaking work.
b.) It is easy and straightforward providing you have proper training.
c.) There are praise worthy books that make it unnecessary to study provings.
d.) It cannot be used alone to produce the best possible result for cure of disease.

10>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 149, which of the following statements is correct with regards to complicated chronic disease?
a.) Those diseases complicated by prolonged and violent allopathic treatments may be incurable.
b.) Those diseases complicated by prolonged and violent allopathic treatments are always incurable.
c.) Those diseases complicated by prolonged and violent allopathic treatments are curable.
d.) Those diseases complicated by prolonged and violent allopathic treatments take less time to cure than those not complicated by prolonged and violent allopathic treatments.

QUIZ # 6

1>Which of the following remedies listed below would be considered most appropriate for people who feel betrayed, totally alone and unguarded in a new situation, and dream of intense danger, famine and war?
a.) Argentum
b.) Iodatum
c.) Rubidium
d.) Strontium

2>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people lack their own structure, are anxious and have an inability to perform anything new?
a.) Argentum
b.) Iodatum
c.) Rubidium
d.) Stannum

3>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who feel powerless, as if nobody listens to them, have an empty sensation in the chest and experience weakness < talking?
a.) Argentum
b.) Iodatum
c.) Rubidium
d.) Stannum

4>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who have a fear that others will think they are enjoying themselves too much, feel anxious in crowds, need open space, always sit near exit of the door, and fear blood.
a.) Argentum nitricum
b.) Calcarea nitricum
c.) Strontium
d.) Stannum

5>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are indecisive, insecure like a child and need back up in all crisis situations?
a.) Argentum
b.) Iodatum
c.) Palladium
d.) Strontium

6>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who have a lot of mental power, experience many aggravation from using their voice and feel that their survival is based on performance and defense?
a.) Argentum
b.) Argentum nitricum
c.) Calcarea nitricum
d.) Strontium

7>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who act impulsively and make great crisis managers?
a.) Argentum
b.) Argentum nitricum
c.) Calcarea nitricum
d.) Palladium

8>Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are very social, have a lot of self worth, are haughty, and fear losing their reputation?
a.) Argentum
b.) Iodatum
c.) Palladium
d.) Stannum

9>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 78, which of the following statements is correct with regards true natural chronic disease?
a.) Natural chronic disease arise from chronic miasm.
b.) Unnatural chronic disease arise from chronic miasm.
c.) Unnatural chronic disease arise from acute miasm.
d.) Natural chronic disease arise from acute miasm

10> According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 81, which of the following statements is correct with regards to Psora?
a.) Psora developed into a wide variety of forms because it incubated through millions of human organisms over the course of hundreds of generations.
b.) Psora developed into a wide variety of forms because it is the progeny of many miasms joining to form one.
c.) Psora developed into a wide variety of forms because it is not a true infectious miasm but a conglomerate of many disease types.
d.) Psora manifested in a wide variety of forms from its inception and it is just a matter of time before it is divided into more than one miasm.

QUIZ # 5

1>Which of the following headache symptoms listed below is characteristic of most of the milk family of remedies?
a.) Headache involving the area around the right eye.
b.) Headache involving the area around the left eye.
c.) Headache <> from vigorous movement.

2>Which of the following themes listed below is an important theme that is reflected in all the milk remedies?
a.) To develop a common strategy for survival.
b.) To arrive at a deep understanding of reality.
c.) The struggle between individuality versus conforming to the group’s needs.
d.) Establish a solid structure that they can depend on for support and protection.

3>Which of the following delusions listed below is considered a major delusion of the milk remedies?
a.) Unwanted and neglected.
b.) Persecuted and singled out.
c.) Sees phantoms and is about to die.
d.) Under superhuman control.

4>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who are disobedient, obstinate and tend to challenge authority?
a.) Lac caninum
b.) Lac cameli dromedari
c.) Lac defloratum
d.) Lac delphinum

5>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who tend to remain loyal to the person who abuses them, have low self worth and experience symptoms that frequently alternate sides?
a.) Lac caninum
b.) Lac caprinum
c.) Lac defloratum
d.) Lac lupinum

6>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who tend to display shameless behavior, are attracted to the color green and need to protect their neck?
a.) Lac cameli dromedari
b.) Lac caninum
c.) Lac caprinum
d.) Lac delphinum

7>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who experience difficult and frustrating situations, feel trapped, are loquacious and dream of body parts?
a.) Lac cameli dromedari
b.) Lac caprinum
c.) Lac equinum
d.) Lac loxodonta africana

8>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who empathize with, and like to volunteer to feed the homeless?
a.) Lac cameli dromedari
b.) Lac felinum
c.) Lac leoninum
d.) Lac loxodonta africana

9>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who are preoccupied with mortality and immortality, dream of losing their wallet and have an affinity for the color red?
a.) Lac caninum
b.) Lac felinum
c.) Lac leoninum
d.) Lac lupinum

10>Which of the following milk remedies listed below is best indicated in people who fear being rejected by the community and feel they have to bear a lot of suffering?
a.) Lac caninum
b.) Lac felinum
c.) Lac defloratum
d.) Lac humanum

QUIZ # 4

1>Which of the following symptoms listed below are characteristic for the snake family of remedies but NOT the spider family of remedies?
a.) Sexual, feminine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
b.) Forsaken, masculine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
c.) Sexual, masculine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.
d.) Forsaken, feminine, and strive for a deep understanding of reality.

2>Which of the following remedies listed below is considered the most hypochondriacal of all the snake remedies?
a.) Cenchris
b.) Crotalus cascavella
c.) Crotalus horridus
d.) Lachesis mutus

3>Which of the following snake remedies listed below is most frequently indicated for skin problems and has a duality between up and down?
a.) Hydrophis cyanocinctus
b.) Lachesis mutus
c.) Python regius
d.) Viper berus

4>Lachesis mutus and Bothrops lanciolatus share many similar symptoms. Which of the following symptoms listed below is more characteristic of Lachesis mutus than Bothrops lanciolatus?
a.) Intellectually competitive.
b.) Physically competitive.
c.) Destructive aggressiveness.
d.) Superficial seduction.

5>Which of the following remedies listed below is indicated in people who feel trapped and emotionally suffocated by a relationship?
a.) Hydrophis cyanocinctus
b.) Lachesis mutus
c.) Python regius
d.) Viper berus

6>Which of the following crotalidae family remedies listed below is known for problems with slurred speech, tends to have symptoms on the right side of the body and has an affinity for the brain and circulatory system?
a.) Cenchris
b.) Crotalus cascavella
c.) Crotalus horridus
d.) Lachesis mutus

7>Which of the following remedies listed below is indicated in people who experience a duality between duty and work versus staying home and relaxing?
a.) Crotalus cascavella
b.) Laches mutus
c.) Naja tripudians
d.) Viper berus

8>Which of the following snake remedies is best indicated for people whose symptoms occur primarily on the left side of the body and who are loquacious, changing quickly from one subject to another?
a.) Crotalus cascavella
b.) Laches mutus
c.) Naja tripudians
d.) Viper berus

9>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 157 which of the following statements listed below is the MOST correct with regards to homeopathic aggravations?
a.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result of the original disease getting worse regardless of how long they last.
b.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the medicinal disease regardless of how long they last.
c.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the medicinal disease and they are small and short lasting.
d.) Homeopathic aggravations are a result the original disease getting worse and they are small and short lasting.

10>According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 163, which of the following explanations listed below correctly defines “accessory symptoms”?
a.) They occur when the imperfect homeopathic remedy is used.
b.) They occur when the perfect homeopathic remedy is used.
c.) They occur when the enantiopathic remedy is used.
d.) They occur when the antipathic remedy is used.

QUIZ # 3

1> Which of the following remedies listed below is the least evolved of the sea animals?
a.) Asterias rubens
b.) Badiaga
c.) Corallium rubrum
d.) Spongia toasta

2>Which of the following symptoms listed below are characteristic of people who require Aqua marina?
a.) Impotent character and feel undeserving of attention.
b.) Strong character and feel undeserving of attention.
c.) Lacks confidence but able to ask for what they want.
d.) Like to hide but have a good sense of who they are.

3> Which of the following activities listed below would ameliorate a Sepia officinalis headache?
a.) Yoga in open air.
b.) Eating a sandwich.
c.) Reading a good book.
d.) Watching a comedy.

4> Which of the following symptoms listed below does Sepia officinalis share with the snake family of remedies?
a.) Red blotchy discoloration on neck < blushing.
b.) Aversion to wearing a turtleneck.
c.) All symptoms aggravate into the night.
d.) Carves farinaceous foods.

5> Which of the following organ systems listed below is considered a main target organ for Sepia officinalis?
a.) Circulation
b.) Skin and hair
c.) Musculoskeletal
d.) Urogenital

6> Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are concerned with immortality and tend to undergo metamorphosis?
a.) Ambra grisea
b.) Aqua marina
c.) Medusa
d.) Spongia toasta

7> Which of the following remedies listed below would be suitable for people who are shy like the Baryta’s, have a poor self image like Lac caninum and have trouble relating to their environment?
a.) Ambra grisea
b.) Aqua marina
c.) Medusa
d.) Spongia toasta

8> Which of the following reasons listed below explains why Sepia officinalis has an aversion to meeting her/his friends?
a.) Poor self-esteem.
b.) Low energy.
c.) Prefers constant solitude.
d.) Does not trust people.

9> Both Sepia and Medusa are creative and rhythmic. Which of the following statements listed below helps us differentiate between them?
a.) Sepia develops indifference to everyone and Medusa is indifferent to loved ones.
b.) Sepia develops indifference to loved ones and Medusa is indifferent to everyone.
c.) Medusa symptoms are <> while eating.
d.) Sepia symptoms are > vigorous exercise and < while eating.

10> According to Dr. Hahnemann in aphorism 153, which of the following types of symptoms listed below are most important in the search for a homeopathic remedy?
a.) The clinical and pathological signs and symptoms.
b.) The pathognomonic signs and symptoms.
c.) The iatrogenic signs and symptoms.
d.) The striking, rare and unusual signs and symptoms.