George Dimitriadis describes a case of congenital severe hypotonia with epilepsy. The
boy aged 18 months, on being carefully observed, gave the physician the impression as if
he was away from the environment, as though he were not quite present. The child did not
crawl or sit not did he drag himself but continued to roll himself. The physician used the
rubrics Dreams as if in, Rolling on the floor, Delirium, rolls on the floor. (Delusion are
the strong beliefs or feelings, whilst delirium is the action--hence the usage of the
particular rubric) Opium given to the child showed great improvement in all round
performance of the child in a matter of three years.
"Beyond the Avogadro Limit : Homoeopathys Quantum Leap into a New era of medicine
by Dr Christopher Johannes is difficulty to follow but it has interesting connections
between traditional Homoeopathic thought and recent scientific research.
Conium is a deep, anti-psoric long acting remedy. The author Elizabeth Adalian
elaborates on the materialistic shut--down features typical of Conium. The materialism
manifests in them wearing their best clothes and buying useless objects. They do not care
for things and waste money.
Conium is known as Socrates remedy for its famous symptoms of ascending paralysis.
Being deprived of sex, the patient has a tendency to masturbate which does not fill the
void and in fact he feels sad about it. (rubric--sadness from masturbation.)
"Aristotle Onassis developed myasthenia gravis--a slow progressive disease
involving the muscles and the nerves where, in the end even the eyelids become affected.
In fact, in his case, they had to be propped up with match sticks ! When one considers his
extravagant lifestyle and his prosperity for beautiful and glamorous starlets, it makes
sense that Conium could easily have been his simillimum"--opines Elizabeth Adalian.
The use of dreams in Homoeopathic prescribing and proving has always been debatable. Dr
Edward Whitmont, says, that the use of dreams images, simply as they are now listed in our
repertories and uncritically reported in provings, are unreliable. On the other hand, a
careful evaluation of dreams in respect to the dreamers response and their intrinsic
meaning, can be of highest usefulness and lead us to mental symptoms that are over-looked
or simply inaccessible to our standard interviewing methods.
Dysentery-co has special action on the nervous system, the heart and the duodenum. It
has no clinical relationship to the tropical disease of dysentery either amoebic or
bacillary. It is sometimes called the heart nosode, and it mental symptoms are the type of
anxiety which is often the precursor to circulatory and myocardial dysfunction.
Dysentery-co has an affinity for the diseases of children. The child is hypersensitive and
often shy and timid. They are much worse in the presence of strangers. They have tense
facial expression of alertness. Their cheeks blush when they are spoken to, the rest of
the face remaining starkly white in contrast.
The instability of capillary circulation under the influence of the sympathetic nervous
system is also characteristic of the clinical picture of Dysentery-co; fibrillary muscular
twitching presents a picture of St Vitus Dance--Chorea. Duodenal ulcer is outstanding, as
in pyloric stenosis although this may be a spasm of the pylorus rather than actual
"Homoeopathy And Science"--This paper considers the most important scientific
laws and how they relate to Homoeopathy. It suggests that these laws come from general
principles which all of us use whenever we think realistically. This means that these laws
apply not just in physics but everywhere and certainly in medicine. The conclusion is that
Homoeopathy is the most scientific way of using medicines according to the Newtons laws of
motion and thermodynamics.
Recent speculations have led Vivienne Thompson to wonder how many of todays 20th
century homoeopaths are aware of the effects of the Moon on their patients symptoms and
have consequently been led to use the relevant rubrics. From the information we have, it
seems that homoeopaths such as Hering, Dudgeon, Phatak, Lilienthal and Clarke and their
patients, were more aware of the phases of the Moon and the correlation between these
phases and their physiological and psychological symptoms than perhaps we are today. The
following remedies appear in the moon rubrics in Lilienthal, Kent and The Complete Mind
Repertory and in many references in Clarkes dictionary, in particular under Relations
Luna. (The remedies found in Kent periodicity--7 days, 14, 21, and 28 days, though they
may well be relevant--are not included). Alum, Amm-c, Ant-crud, Arg-nit, Bell, Calc,
Caust, Clem, Cuprum, Dulc, Daph, Flour-acid, Hydrogen, Graphites, Luna, Lyc, Meph,
Nat-carb, Nat-mur, Silicea, Sepia, Sabadilla, Sal--m, Syphilinum, Spongia, Sulph and
Pituitarium--anteriosis (Anterior Pituitary) a sarcode, has proved to be very useful in
menstrual complains and more so in PMS Michelle Shine cites two cases wherein the remedy
was given on the aetiology of the usage of contraceptive pills for long and a family
history of cancer. Reviews and letter are the other contents of the issue.