Creating Waves of Awareness
Mrs. V.B. came to the office complaining of a pain in the right shoulder of a week`s duration. The pain has become sharp and steady for the last 24 hours. She had been polishing woodwork and furniture all last week and attributes the pain to the overuse of her right arm. The pain in the right shoulder is
Worse putting the arm behind her back.
Worse raising the right arm to comb her hair.
Better by applied dry heat.
When pressing on a particular spot over the right deltoid muscle, there is shooting pain extending down the right arm to the fingers with accompanied numbness. The pain in the right shoulder is so bad that it makes her “sick to her stomach” and “sick all over”.
6-4-47. Sanguinaria 200, d.u. and S.L.
6-6-47. Pain as bad as ever.
6-6-47. Stront carb 1m, d.u. and S.L.
6-8-47. Pain all gone. She wanted to know why I didn`t give her the last medicine first.
It is not sufficient to be able to cover the modalities of a given case with a remedy. The remedy must also have in its pathogenesis the nature of the case. For example one would not, or should not, prescribe Lachesis for a case of mumps which has suddenly metastasized to the testicles, ovaries or breasts just because the left sided parotid gland was involved first and spread to the right parotid in addition to a few other characteristic Lachesis symptoms because Lachesis does not have metastasis in its pathogenesis. The totality of symptoms must also include the nature of the disease, otherwise one has only a partial totality.
In this particular therapeutic problem,
The Homoeopathic Recorder Nov 1947.
Thank you, Dr Dushyant. I had to look up that particular rubric, which I did not find, except it was written with those words in Boericke: Characteristics "Pains make patient faint or sick all over."