Creating Waves of Awareness
A baby of nearly two years of age was brought to my clinic. Her parents told me that she doesn't speak a word and may be deaf and dumb, but by my observation she was not deaf because when I made different sounds she was listening to them and her each and every response indicated that she was not deaf. I observed that she was much too weak and a mere skeleton of bones.
I sugeested natrum mur 200 and Kali phos 12x as supportive remedies. After a week she was brought to me and had already started speaking a few words, "MAMA" and "PAPA". The parents thanked me and they said really homeopathy can do possible the impossible.
I here give the address of baby's father for all those who desire to learn more about this child from her parents.
Zulfikar Ali S/O Mir saeed
village and p.o Beesak distt Swabi NWFP, PAKISTAN
Signatures, Miasms, AIDS
Misha Norland / Claire Robinson
Spiritual Aspects of Homeopathy
Signatures, Miasms, AIDS shows how a deeper knowledge of two key concepts in homeopathic theory - miasms and the doctrine of signatures - can enrich our understanding of remedies and the states we encounter in our patients.
Part I presents some of the historical and alchemical background of homeopathy, placing this system of healing firmly within the context of the ancient, unchanging and eminently practical truths of the 'eternal philosophy'.
In an Appendix, we show how an understanding of this knowledge gives a model for potency selection, based on observation of how vital energy expresses itself in individual patients.
New light is cast on Hahnemann's original miasms of Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis, creating the foundation for an understanding of the 'newer' miasms posited by modern homeopaths.
Part II examines some polycrest remedies in the light of their signatures and miasmatic tendencies. The concept of signatures is expanded to include the origins, stories and myths surrounding the use of medicinal substances, as well as their cultural, commercial and scientific applications.
Remedy pictures are underpinned by extensive clinical experience. Readers who are familiar with the journals Homeopathic Links and The Homeopath may be acquainted with some aspects of the remedy pictures, but these have been reworked to include new insights.
Part III looks in detail at the AIDS miasm through the nosode of that disease and the sarcode Falco peregrinus. Important new information is included from the provings of the AIDS nosode and the polycrest remedy Falco peregrinus, clarifying their clinical application. Further observations on the AIDS miasm are developed based on the homeopathic provings of the AIDS nosode undertaken at the School of Homeopathy. Because the AIDS nosode and Falco peregrinus are new remedies, their materia medica 'pictures' are not established in the same way as those of the polycrests.
The 'Natrum mur type' and the 'Silica type' have become familiar enough for us to fold our signature insights into the well-known remedy themes that have emerged from decades of clinical experience and evolving Materia medica. But while Falco peregrinus and the AIDS nosode have been extensively proven and used curatively in some clinical cases, we cannot yet tell how the 'types' of these new remedies will present. Nor do we yet have a full clinical picture of the disease states that will respond to the remedies.
Our treatment of the AIDS nosode and Falco peregrinus in this book is therefore very different from that of the older polycrests. We present background information about the remedy substances, linking them to the themes that emerged from the provings. As these remedies are used by more homeopaths in future years, clearer pictures of the remedies will form themselves out of the raw material presented here, just as they have for the polycrests. However, in our experience, familiarity with the 'stories' of these remedies as presented in this book (in addition to repertory work and materia medica searches) has proved sufficient both to recognise corresponding disease states in patients and to bring about a curative response. We therefore thought it useful to include our existing knowledge in the hope that others will subsequently give it a more defined shape.
Part IV looks at the 'newer' Tubercular, Cancer and AIDS miasms within the context of a developmental model that helps us to locate patients and remedies on the miasmatic map, and also provides a summary of the developmental model of miasms used throughout the book. Appendices include a model for potency selection based on an elemental model of constitutional types and a homeopathic glossary of commonly used terms for those who may not be familiar with all of the terms used in this book.
This is really fascinating story.... Thinking about nat. mur. I cannot think about symbolic of the salt. Searching the Internet I've found that salt was sometimes used (before Hahnemann) for some liver ailments, but it gained its medicinal popularity most through homeopathy. But it has a long history of use in rituals of purification, magical protection, and blessing. Among spell-casters working in the European folk-magic tradition, it is a commonplace to lay down a pinch of salt in each corner of a room before performing a spell.
In Latin America, salt is used to prepare a very important magical formula called Rattlesnake Salt which is believed to lengthen life and to provide protection for the home or business. The definition for sole is "liquid sunlight," the liquid materialization of the sun's energy, liquid light energy, bound into a geometrical structure, capable of creating and sustaining life.
This literally explains where life on Earth come from: from the sole of the primal oceans. Interestingly enough, our blood consists of the same salty solution as the primal oceans; that is sole: a fluid containing salt and water. It also has the same ratio of concentration as existed in the days when life left the primal ocean. This sole flows through more than 56,000 miles of waterways and blood vessels throughout our organism with the forces of gravity and levity and regulates and balances the functions in our body.
Primary Elements of all Life
Upon close examination we find that the human body primarily consists of water and salt. Natural crystal salt contains all the elements of which the human body is comprised. Apart from the inert gases, all the natural elements of the periodic table can be found in crystal salt. Hence, crystal salt contains all natural minerals and trace elements that are found in the human body. Salt and Water - More Than Just Matter Even modern science no longer refers to salt as only NaCl (sodium chloride) and to water as simply H2O.
The chemical and biochemical attributes of salt and water arise from a series of far reaching biophysical and energetic interactions. If we enable the body, with the help of water and salt, to regulate itself, the body is able to regenerate itself and conquer every disease. The rejuvenating qualities of water and salt do not originate in their material makeup or purity alone. It is not the chemical composition of these to elements that give them the characteristic of maintaining health and preventing many ailments, but rather their holistic qualities. The science of biophysics -or quantum physics- plays a key role within this perspective, leading the way to understanding vibrational medicine and energy healing.
See further informations at http://www.saltcave.us/esoteric_explanation.html
Natrum muriaticum is a classical name, synonimes are natrium mur. and natrium chloratum (today used more often)
The homeopathic remedy is created by dissolving sodium chloride in hot, boiling water. The mixture is then filtered and crystallized through evaporation. The resulting substance is then dissolved in water and succussed to create the final preparation.
It is a slow and deep acting remedy, acts to alter and restore the tissues of the body so they can assimilate the body's needs for salt.
Emotional excitement, trauma, bad news, grief, disappointed love, fright, suppression of emotions, sexual excess, head injuries. Teething children, persons who are congested and catch cold easily, the elderly, or awkward, pubescent girls who suffer from headaches and menstrual irregularities.
Nat. mur. children are frequently serious. They dislike excessive physical contact and hate to be teased. These children often have frightening dreams about being robbed.
The patient's face is pale and waxy and her body has an emaciated appearance. Her face and hair may be oily, while the lips and corners of the mouth are dry and cracked. Weak, both in body and mind, and is absentminded and forgetful. The mucous from bodily discharges has the constituency of egg whites.
A craving for salty, sour, or bitter foods is present, as is an aversion to bread, fats, or rich foods. The patient is thirsty for cold drinks even though she is constantly chilly and suffers from a lack of vital heat. She is sensitive to light touch and pressure. Cold sores on the lips or mouth may appear frequently, often as a result of suppressed emotions or as a companion to fever. The body may exude a sour smell. Hangnails are prevalent. Complaints are better from open air, but worse from warmth or heat.
Depressed, sad, easily startled, sensitive, anxious, irritable, restless, angry, moody, nervous, easily offended, and indifferent. She dwells on past occurrences and is fearful of crowds, of an impending situation or calamity, thunderstorms, or being robbed. The patient wishes to be alone and demonstrates introverted behavior. To avoid being hurt she may avoid intimacy. She is very emotional but does not like to express her emotions in public and retires to the safety of her own home to cry. Her emotions are exaggerated and her moods often alternate radically. She may appear to desire consolation, but when it is offered she becomes angry or rejects it. She acts in a hasty or rushed manner and cannot urinate in public toilets.
Symptoms are generally worse in the morning around 10 A.M., at night, from the cold, the heat of summer, sun exposure, open air, consolation, suppression of sweat, physical and mental exertion, lying on the left side, after eating, from noise, from pressure or touch, and before, after, and during menstruation. Symptoms are better from bathing in cold water, lying down, from sweating, or through rest.
Another interesting information:
Suppressed emotional pain is quite common so that most people, as well homeopaths mistake half of its mental characteristics as 'normal', and hence fail to spot the remedy in their patients. Furthermore, most Natrums are so good at disguising their inner pain and vulnerability that many a homeopath sees a patient as being open and well-balanced, when the latter is hiding from his emotional pain. To add to the problem, many homeopaths are Natrum Muriaticum themselves, often without realizing it, and hence cannot see the remedy because it is too close. No remedy type is as often and as easily missed as Natrum Muriaticum, yet it is one of the first types to be learned, and is generally assumed to be easy to identify.
Hi Tihana !
Thanks again for your interesting post, I wanted to reply long ago but was just overwhelmed with work...
I have read the comments on salt on your recommended website and enjoyed them very much. They are very elucidating and give an essential insight into the spirit of this remedy and the meaning of Nat-m's illness. Our disease does not come about by chance but contains a hidden message and a deeper understanding of this meaning can help us advance. Homeopathy can help to solve problems and to go up steps on a staircase. "Each time we reach a new step, we waver, off balance, as we face this new question that demands response. If we are able to find the answer, all will go well; if not, we lose our balance and the stage is set for illness to begin" - one of the homeopath who expresses this most beuatifully is Didier Grandgeorge in his book"The spirit of homeopathic medicines" - I just love it: Illness is the language of the body and the way of expressing the subconscious mind. We are affected in our adult lives by problems not resolved during childhood so the freedom of the individual is bound by the whims of his subconscious mind. Homeopathy can help us discover the key to the language of the body and to bring the subconscious to light and so avoid being its slave.
Didier Grandgeorge writes on Nat-m:
Natrium muriaticum - The father
Let the sun shine on the sea (the mother), and the result is salt (the child) The father is the person who separates mother and child, bringing language to the latter (language not being needed in the bonded mother-child relationship.) Equipped with the word, the child emerges, leaving the mother behind, able now to communicate with another. Natrium muriaticum children have a problem with the father. Either his presence has been too pronouncec, leading to a bonded father-child relationship, or, on the contrary, he has been physically or emotionally absent.
Nat-m subjects are immured within themselves, superbly reserved (Latin murus, wall). They are late in learning to talk and then speak little, telling nothing about what is going on in their lives (at school, for example). Later, we might find an adult, face hidden behind a profuse beard, who has decided to "really express himself" by crossing the Atlantic on his own, alone on the sea beneath the sun. In the homeopathic interview, these individuals reveal nothing: all our observations are summed up by the blank page before us, on which we might simply write, in very large letters, "Natrum muriaticum".
In the physical sphere, the symptoms are generally typical of the remedy: thinness of the upper body (thin arms, narrow chest); desire for salt, bread, and meat; intense thirst; constipation; allergic reractions to the sun; herpes; colds that start with profuse and violent sneezing; asthma at 9 a.m. or around nine or ten at night; a "mapped" tongue; bitten-down nails; hangnails; oily skin; dandruff and eczema at the hairline, and urticaria. Nat-m generally shows improvement at the sea-side, though aggravation of symptoms may occur if the person becomes saturated with salt. Nat-m is also a useful remedy in cases of jealousy among children.
One point I always wondered about is that Philip Bailey writes in his book that he never had a female Sulphur but that they were all extroverted Natrum muriaticums. What is common in their underlying pathology and essence of the remedy ? How can they be confused ? I would love to hear other homeopath' opinions on the deeper emotional aspect of both remedies they have in common.