THE (WO) MAN FLU REMEDY??

THE (WO) MAN FLU REMEDY??

I wanted to share with you a remedy that was brought to my attention many years ago by a great Australian homeopath, Alan Jones. More recently Lou Klein has filled out the picture. It’s a really ‘delicious’ remedy because it fits a very definite and difficut type of patient. Often this patient will present with a bad cold, sinus problems with yellow/green viscous discharge, allergies of various kinds (seasonal or < smoke, animal hair), post nasal drip with constant clearing of the throat, maybe asthma, sleep problems, irregular menses with hot flushes. There can be arthritis, stiff neck with pains extending to the arms, recurring otits media and sciatica. Symptoms can be < drinking wine. You may have already given Pulsatilla, hydrastis, kali bich, arsenicum or even ignatia. The remedy is FLAVUS BACILLUS. This nosode is in the same group as Medorrhinum and Meningococcus and I am sure many of you will recognise patients when I describe their dispositional themes. The main aspect is that the patient exaggerates their symptoms and difficulties. There is a pronounced anxiety about health. Every small symptom throws them off balance. There can be a picture of grief with a sensation of a lump in the throat. Everything has to look perfect including the family. On first meeting these patients can seem sweet and even timid. They can feel ignored (they may not say this but you can surmise) with loquacity, envy and a need to constantly ‘get things off their chest’ (Graphites can do this too). There may be an unexpressed need to be the centre of attention (this is similar to Sycotic-co)....
A Mind Numbing Tooth Extraction

A Mind Numbing Tooth Extraction

I had a case this week of a woman who had to have her wisdom tooth out (at the age of 82!). As I’m sure you are aware this is a big operation. The woman reported that the dentist had trouble numbing the gums and had to give her a number of injections before he could safely take the offending tooth out. After the operation, not surprisingly, the woman was in a state of shock and in a lot of pain. I gave her Arnica 10M and repeated doses of Hecla Larva 30 (being the standard remedies for tooth extractions). This seemed to ameliorate but the following day the patient says she is very tired, she feels like she’s been in a road accident; she feels vulnerable and anxious. This surprised me because one normally expects Arnica to do the job. But when I enquired more closely the patient said that whilst having the numbing injections her heart started racing, and that afterwards she had restless limbs. Now, those dental injections contain a form of adrenaline and I realised my patient had basically experienced an overdose and was suffering from the after effects. A dose of homeopathic Adrenaline 200 allowed my patient to relax, recover her energy and a positive outlook and the healing to continue. Definitely worth remembering as a major remedy after dental operations.   JUICY THERAPEUTICS ONOSMODIUM is a plant in the Boraginaceae family that contains, of course, Borage and also Symphytum. Homeopathic Symphytum is a well known remedy for broken and bruised bones. But it’s worth remembering Onosmodium as a remedy where a patient with...