(Gosh they really DID titles once upon a time! If I did that now for my blog posts, my readership will once again drop to 1 view a week.:)
The first and most important point of the book for me is that Scrofula is a Tubercular transformation (which I'd already noticed in the dogs).
I played around with the idea that it was connected to Syphilis (around the time Nuttu died), but the remedies for syphilis hardly ever get drawn while Tubercular and Sycotic remedies are drawn in abundance.
Bacillinum remains a major Reiki draw most of the year, with Psorinum taking up as winter comes along. Carcinosin is a major draw as well, but not year round. Syphilinum transformed a suffering, stunted puppy into a handsome tall guy once (but too tall, which is scrofulous as one author put it), but Psorinum does that transformation routinely and better. Medorrhinum I've never had success with to date, though dogs draw it on and off especially those whose kidneys are failing and are paraplegic - doesn't save them though.
This author vetos the idea that Scrofula is syphilitic, for which he has my respect, because despite the similarities in the attack-sites, the energy of the disease isn't syphilitic. It is repetitive and recurring destruction, virtually unstoppable. Aurum was what led me to follow up the syphilitic path, and he mentions it as a major distraction as well.
The second major point is that it is a product of the Lymphatic malfunction (which I'd already realised:). The root cause is a digestive malfunction - the body being unable to produce the right body elements in their natural perfection. This Count Mattei had already articulated in his electro homeopathic theory, which was why I was reading the book in the first place. He believed that the scrofulous and lymphatic are the only two states for electro-homeopaths to cure. I didn't understand either, so here I am.:)
What's new to me in the book is that both Cancer and Tuberculosis are alternate or developmental states of the same digestive malfunction - which makes so much sense!
Unfortunately for me, the book lists remedies that are heavily on the element and animal side, rather than plant. But some anti-scrofulous picks are wonderful - he chooses Carbo animalis over Carbo veg which is something I've noticed with Reiki too. Clematis over other Ranunculae. Cicuta for the nervous system. I find interesting connections to electro-homeopathy in Euphrasia, Dulcamara and Teucrinum. The Baryta mur instead of the Carb is my pick too, and Hepar out of all the Calcs. Aurum is another I love and It makes me realise that we each have a piece of the puzzle and unless we put them all together, we're never going to save lives.
The remedies I have trouble with are many as well. I haven't had much use for Silicea which he swears by. Calc carb too, the dogs don't draw (except in cm, which I'm afraid to give!).I haven't found Conium drawn at all, I would put Hydrocotyle in its place instead. Dulcamara is a remedy I'm afraid of since it brought up an aggravation that killed Lassie in 200x, and didn't cure the others.Lycopodium (moss) rarely gets drawn, the animals' energy prefers Bovista and Secale (both fungi that rot seeds).
Again, I see the mitochondrial connection in everything we do homeopathically. They are literally starved to death. Mitochondria are from the sea - they need sea elements. All his elements are sea remedies: Hepar (oyster shell), Spongia (sea sponge), the Chroms and Bichroms, Calc carb (sea shells?), the Kalis, the Nats, the Bromine and Iodine.
Scrofula must be like scurvy in reverse! lol.
I haven't read through enough of the case studies or the remedy-by-remedy analysis as yet, but he appears to use them in grain doses (gross medicine). Here are three lists (the same in 3 forms): first, the short list, then the general list and last the case list of scrofulous remedies he uses.
- Plant: Lycopodium, Rhus, Teucrium, Viola tricolor, Conium, Dulcamara, Euphrasia,
- Animal: Apis, Spongia,
- Sea Element: Ferr iod, Acid nitr., Arsen, Aurum, Baryta mur, Bromine, Calc carb, Carbo ani, Carbo veg, Ferr Iod, Hepar, Iodium, Kali bichrom, Kali chrom, Kali hydriod, Mercurius, Nat carb, Phos, Silicea, Sulphur,
- SKIN Calc carb, Dulcamara, Hep sulph, Ferr iod, Kali chrom, Lycopodium, Merc, Silicea, Sulphur, Viola tricolor
- EYES Acid nitr., Apis, Arsen, Baryta mur, Calc carb, Hepar, Merc, Rhus, Aurum, Euphrasia, Silicia, Sulphur
- EARS Calc carb, merc sol, sulph
- NOSE Aurum, Calc carb, Teucrium, Kali bichrom, Nat carb
- MOUTH Merc sol
- GLANDS Bromium, Conium, Hepar, Kali chrom, Lycopodium, Merc sol, Apis, Calc carb, Iodium, Kali hydriod, Carbo ani
- BONES AND JOINTS Calc carb, Carbo veg, Mercurius, Rhus, Silicea
- LARYNX Bromine, Hepar, Iodium, Kali chromicum, Phos, Spongia
- CRANIAL (Hydrocephalus) Ferr Iod
- PECTORAL CAVITY Carbo veg, Kali chrom, Phos
- ABDOMINAL CAVITY Arsen. Baryt. mur.
By disease name:
RESUME OF CURES REPORTED.
SKIN Impetigo figurata Cal. carb.
. Pemphigus Dulcamara.
. Eczema capitis Hep. sulph. cal.
. Eczema rubruin Ferrum jodat.
. Eczema capitis et faciei Kali chrom.
. Verruce Lycopodium.
. Eczema impetiginodes Mercur.
. Eruption on the face Silicea.
. Impetigo capitis Sulphur.
. Impetigo larvata Sulphur.
. Crusta lactea Viola tricolor.
. Abscess on the lower leg Silicea.
. Abscess Silicea.
EYES . Blepharitis phlegmonosa Acid. nitr.
. Ophthalmia scrofulosa Apis. Acid nitr, Arsen, Baryta mur, calc carb, Hepar, Merc, Rhus
. Keratitis chronica Aurum.
. Ophthalm. rheumatico-scrof. Aurum.
. Blepharoblennorrhea Cale. carb.
Spots on the cornea, Euphrasia
Opacities of the cornea, Euphrasia
Ophthalm scroful Hepar
Ophthalm neonat Sulphur, Hepar
Ulcus cornesa perforans, Silicea
Cataract after suppressed tinea, sulph
Ophthalm scroful Sulphur
EARS Otorrhea, Calc carb, merc sol, sulph
NOSE Ozoena, Aurum
Polypus, Calc carb, Teucrium
Fibrous polypus, Calc carb
Coryza chronica, Kali bichrom, Nat Carb
MOUTH Aphthe, Merc sol
GLANDS Mesenterial glands, Bromium
Hypertrophical gland, Conium
Axillary gland, Hep sulph
Hypertrophia of the tonsil, Kali Chrom
Cervical glands, Lycopodium
Angina tonsillaris, Merc sol
Struma, Apis, Calc carb, Iodium, Kali hydriod.
BONES AND JOINTS Gonarthrocace, Calc carb, Carbo veg
Luxatio spontanea, Rhus
Caries of the right metatarsal bones, Silicea
Luxatio spontanea, Silicea
LARYNX XXI. Croup ..... Bromium. Hep. sulph. calc.
LXI. Asthma laryngeum ... Iodium.
LXII. Croup ....Kali chromicum.Phosphorus. Spongia.
CRANIAL LXIX. Hydrocephalus acutus .. Ferrum jod.
PECTORAL CAVITY XLIX. Broncho-Pneumonia ... Carb. veg.
LXXVI. Catarrh with hoarseness .. Kal. chrom.
XCI. Bronchitis capillaris ... Phosphor.
ABDOMINAL CAVITY XI. Atrophia infant. .... Arsen. Baryt. mur.
XIX. Atrophia Calc. carb.
" femoris, Dulcamara
Scarlatina scrof Phosphor
Convulsions of scrof Silicea
General scrofulosis, Sulphur