Sunday, December 21, 2014

Scrofula again: a review of the book

 Let me do this right this time.:) The book is "Scrofulous affections and the advantages of their treatment according to the principles and experiences of homeopathy : described and demonstrated by numerous examples of successful cures" Goullon, H. (Heinrich), 1836-1906., Tietze, Emil.

(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.

Short List:
  • 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,

General list:
  • 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:
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
     Periostitis,     Mercurius
     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
     General scrofulosis,   
     Convulsions of scrof     Silicea
     General scrofulosis,     Sulphur

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