Passive Case Witnessing Problem

It’s a case of a 6 year old girl who consulted me on 18/12/08.

The very first peculiar thing we observe about the child is …she enters the consulting room holding mothers hand tightly.

M: She has made a drawing for you.

(Child’s sibling is also our patient. Every time when this child used to accompany her sister, she would draw and now also she has got the following drawings. This itself shows us the child’s intense connection with her subconscious through this form of art.)

M: She does not have any health problem as such but I wanted to start treatment for her overall development.

PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        Tell me what’s happening to you..? Can I send your mother out?

P: No.

OBSERVATION: Clings tightly to her mother.

D:        Okay, tell me what’s your name?

P: OBSERVATION: Sitting in mothers lap with her hands around mother’s neck. N……P……

D:        Tell me more about you?

P: PAUSE

OBSERVATION: Smiles and clings more to the mother.

D:        Tell me what are your interest and hobbies? What you like to do?

P: I like to swim, like to draw, I like running…playing.

D:        Wow! What else?

P: I like to play on the computer, like to watch TV.

OBSERVATION: Now she removes her hand from the mother’s neck and sits leaning on the table, yet she is in her mothers lap.

D:        What else you like to do?

P: Like to go to school.

D:        Very nice, very nice you are talking?

M: You sit on the chair and talk to the doctor.

P: OBSERVATION; child sits on a chair next to the mother but still holding her arm.

As the mother starts to leave the room, the child jumps off the chair, starts crying and goes and hugs the mother, and goes out with her.)

(The mother comes in with her after some time but now the child sits on the chair and mother on the sofa behind her.)

D:        OK, so tell me what else you like to do?

P: I’ll like to play – go on a slide. Like to read books.

D:        Very nice. You are speaking so well. What else you like to do?

P: Like to dance… then I like to play, then I do homework.

OBSERVATION: Looks behind towards the  mother.

ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        And what are you scared of?

P: Scared of lions, tigers…

D:        What else?

P: Bhoot.

The mother had some work and she had to go out of the room. Immediately the child said no.

D:        You are speaking so well. Just talk with me and your mother will come in 2 minutes.

P: No…no…(OBSERVATION: She gets up and clings to mother and starts crying)

D:        OK you don’t talk, but can you draw till your mom comes back?

(She sits on the chair and starts drawing.)

(Since she was not ready to communicate even after so much of encouragement and the fact that at the beginning she had brought drawings, we ask her to draw.)

OBSERVATION: She covers the paper with the hand and also draws at one lower section of the page.)

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: This is my sister & me, & this is my father and my brother.

D:        And what is this?

P: A heart.

ACTIVE – ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS…

D:        What is this heart doing here?

P: I love heart so I drew it.

D:        Earlier also you drew hearts. What about this heart you love?

P: I love heart like that only.

D:        Heart with arrows what does this mean?

P: Looking into the drawing. (PAUSE)

D:        What are you all doing?

P: We all are looking at the heart and thinking what is it.

D:        What does the heart mean?

P: I don’t know.

D:        You like drawing heart huh. When do you draw it?

P: In school. In my drawing class. I draw heart and stars and one day I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.

D:        In this drawing who is having the flower? (We spotted a flower in the drawing she had made.)

P: My sister- she is just holding it.

D:        She is going to give it to someone or what?

P: Me.

D:        And heart will go to whom.

P: To my brother and father.

D:        Why?

P: Like that only.

D:        Like that only. OK… Would you like to draw something more for me?

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: A drawing.

D:        Of what?

P: Drawing of a garden. This is me and my brother.

D:        What are you both doing here?

P: We have come here to play.

D:        What are you playing?

P: Running and catching.

D:        What is this?

P: Flowers.

D:        Which flower are they?

P: This is flower, this rose and…this …this is pink flower.

D:        Draw one more thing for me?

P: OBSERVATION:  She draws human figures and then joins all of them together.

D:        Wow! What is this? I don’t know what it is.

P: My family.

D:        What’s your family doing here?

P: Ring-a-ring-a-roses.

D:        Ring-a-ring-a-roses. What’s that?

P: I don’t know.

D:        Whom you like the most in your family?

P: My mom.

D:        What about mom you like the most.

P: (PAUSE)

D:        You like or your sister likes?

P: I like more.

D:        What else?

P: (PAUSE)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA – FEAR

D:        What are you scared the most.

P: Lion and tiger.

D:        What about them scares you the most?

P: Because lion crawls and eat us.

D:        What else do they do.

P: Smiles.

D:        You said previously that you are also scared of ghost. What about them scares you?

P: (PAUSE) … I saw the movie called Road side Romeo. (This is a bollywood movie)

(Here when we ask her about fears, she herself goes to the area of movies, so we become active- active to explore this area.)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA -MOVIES

D:        What is there in that movie?

P: There’s a dog, many dogs but 1 dog’s name is Romeo.

D:        Go on?

P: There is a girl called Leila and she loved…. and that dog he loved Leila..

D:        I don’t know what they do? Love means what?

P: I don’t know.

D:        What about the movie do you like the most?

P: I like Leila.

D:        What about Leila you like?

P: (PAUSE)

OBSERVATION: leans on the table and hides mouth behind both palms.

D:        Which other movies you like?

P: Romeo & Jaane tu… (It’s a Bollywood romantic movie.)

D:        And what is there in that movie Jaane tu…?

P: I forget.

D:        Anything else about you.

P: Nods no.

D:        So you like all movies with love/

P: Nods Yes.

D:        What about it you like?

P: I don’t know… because nice things happen.

D:        What?

P: Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

D:        Anything else.

P: No.

Child goes out and comes back with another drawing along with the mother.

MOTHER’S OBSERVATION OF THE CHILD

She is very affectionate child.  She will go and give big hugs even to strangers. She is very fond of her younger brother and she will make him understand things by saying you can win this or that and she lets him win. Actually she is friendly with anybody and everybody.

END OF THE CASE

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UNDERSTANDING OF THE CASE

OU OF PLACE/ OUT OF ORDER

Passive case witnessing process

Verbally the child didn’t speak anything peculiar but our observations regarding the child were very peculiar…

• Her clinging.
• Sitting in the mother’s lap.
• Holding mother tightly.
• Holding her hand while talking.
• Hugging the mother.

Active case witnessing process

• Clings to mother as she tries to go out of the room.
• Covering the paper with hand while drawing.
• A heart.

Active-Active case witnessing process

• I love heart .
• I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.
• Drawing of a garden
• Flowers.
• Draws human figures and then joins all of them together.
• Too much family attachment.
• Ring-a-ring-a-roses.
• That dog he loved Laila Leila
• Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS/CENTRE/ESSENCE OF THE CASE

• Love, attachment and togetherness.
• Love for heart.

This is very evident from her body language and all her drawings. Also this further gets confirmed from the mother’s observation of the child.

WHICH KINGDOM?

• Pure sensitivity seen.
• Drawings of garden, flowers.

This clearly points to the PLANT KINGDOM.

WHICH FAMILY?

This tremendous attachment to the mother, togetherness of the family, hugging and clinginess, love for hearts is very suggestive of the MALVALES family.

WHICH MIASM?

We observed that whenever she draws she covers the paper with her hand. This gives a hint of the SYCOTIC MIASM.

WHICH REMEDY?

The remedy from the Malvales family with Sycotic miasm running in the centre is TILIA EUROPA. BUT in the case we observed that along with the general theme of the Malvales family, the child’s focus was “Heart”. So when a further inquisitive search was made keeping focus on the “Heart” interestingly we found out a remedy TILIA CORDATA which also belongs to the same family where the leaves of the tree are heart shaped.
Thus the remedy given was TILIA CORDATA.

WHICH POTENCY?

At the end of Passive case witnessing process, verbally the child seemed to be at the ‘Name and Fact’ level but the peculiar body language which we didn’t understand initially and which got connected later on with the whole phenomenon, represented the child’s complete altered energy pattern. Thus the child (non-verbally) vibrated at the Delusion level. Therefore the potency given was 1M, single dose.

A follow up drawing

END OF THE CASE

TIPS and SECRETS – 21



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We invite you to send in your favorite Tips and Secrets on homeopathy. We will publish a select group each month, acknowledging the sender. They may be based on your own experience or taken from homeopathic literature. Please identify the source of your information and your name and country. Send your tips to us at Alanheal@aol.com Remember, a tip is not the whole iceberg! Use these tips as part of a totality of symptoms. Let them inspire further research. Using specifics (“take this for that”) in isolation may prove disappointing and can lead to suppression. These are the tips of our readers and do not necessarily express the views of Hpathy.com or ‘Homeopathy 4 Everyone’. Hold that Surgery! I have never done better work with any remedy in valvular heart disease than with Spongia. Valvular murmurs of years’ standing have disappeared under the action of Spongia. “Awakes out of sleep with a sense of suffocation, violent, loud cough, great alarm, anxiety and difficult respiraton” is a keynote. Cannot lie with head low, sleeps into the paroxysm. E.B .Nash -Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics -Thanks to Harriet Ezra U.S. Onosmodium Difficulty in focusing the eyes, but also difficulty in focusing in his life and finding his life’s work. Strong preoccupation with sex. A broken down state, listless. Migraine, Impotence, Chronic Fatigue. – Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmative Symptoms – Roger Morrison, MD – Thanks to G.A. Stern U.S. Procrastinating Always putting things off till another day? Lycopodium, Natrum muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Sulphur. […]

We invite you to send in your favorite Tips and Secrets on homeopathy. We will publish a select group each month, acknowledging the sender. They may be based on your own experience or taken from homeopathic literature. Please identify the source of your information and your name and country. Send your tips to us at Alanheal@aol.com

Remember, a tip is not the whole iceberg! Use these tips as part of a totality of symptoms. Let them inspire further research. Using specifics (“take this for that”) in isolation may prove disappointing and can lead to suppression.

These are the tips of our readers and do not necessarily express the views of Hpathy.com or ‘Homeopathy 4 Everyone’.

Hold that Surgery!

I have never done better work with any remedy in valvular heart disease than with Spongia. Valvular murmurs of years’ standing have disappeared under the action of Spongia. “Awakes out of sleep with a sense of suffocation, violent, loud cough, great alarm, anxiety and difficult respiraton” is a keynote. Cannot lie with head low, sleeps into the paroxysm.

E.B .Nash -Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics -Thanks to Harriet Ezra U.S.

Onosmodium

Difficulty in focusing the eyes, but also difficulty in focusing in his life and finding his life’s work. Strong preoccupation with sex. A broken down state, listless. Migraine, Impotence, Chronic Fatigue.

– Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmative Symptoms – Roger Morrison, MD – Thanks to G.A. Stern U.S.

Procrastinating

Always putting things off till another day? Lycopodium, Natrum muriaticum, Medorrhinum, Sulphur. Found under procrastinating and laziness (postpones work)

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – Robin Murphy

Obstructed Lachrymal Tear Duct

The lachrymal duct drains tears from the eye. When it becomes obstructed, redness, inflammation, discharge, sensitivity to touch and infection may result. Consider Natrum muriaticum or Mercurius dulcis.

Sagging Lower Lid

Referred to as ectropion, leaves the eye exposed and dry. Generally thought to be due to lack of muscle tone. Explore Nitric acid while taking a constitutional case.

Homeopathic Therapeutics in Opthamology John L. Moffat – Thanks to G. Pelton – Canada

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are found on the bottom of the foot, usually on the heel or ball. They sometimes cause pain when walking. When taking a constitutional case, consider Causticum and Natrum muriaticum.

Hom. Med. Repertory R. Murphy

A Word to the Wise

Sulphur like Silicea is a dangerous drug to give where there is structural disease in vital organs, especially the lungs. – J.T. Kent

If carelessly and wrongly given, Sulphur may precipitate the disease you wish to cure.

E.A. Farrington. M. Fayazuddin – Caution on the use of Remedies – Thanks to H. Bolk – Australia.

Cancer of the Lips

Top remedies : Conium, Condurango, Cicuta, Cist, Lach, Kreos, Arsenicum, Aur mur,
Carbo an, Sep, Sil

Cancer of the Lower Lip -Antmonium muriaticumm, Arsenicum, Cistus, Clematis, Conium, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Sepia, Silica, Dulcamara.

From pressure of a pipe- Conium, Sepia

Dr. Sultan Alam M Bihari cured his own case of lip cancer with: Conium 200 followed by ten days ( twice a day) of a mixture of : Calc phos 3x, Kali Mur 2x, Kali phos 2x, Kali Sulph 2x and Ferrum Phos 6x .

Homeopathic Insight into Cancer – Dr. S.A. Bihari, Dict. Of Practical M.M- J.H Clarke

A Lying Cough

When a cough is aggravated by lying down but is entirely relieved by sitting up, consider Hyoscyamus, unless another remedy is strongly indicated.

Clinical Tips In Homeopathy Dr. P Rajagopalarao

Emotional Remedies

Aphonia after anger- Staphysagria

Aphonia after Fright – Aconite, Opium Gelsemium

Alopecia from grief – Phosphoric acid

Vertigo after anger- Aconite, Calcarea carbonicum

Vertigo after fright -Aconite, Crotalus h., Opium

Principles of Prescribing – Dr. K.N.Mathur – Thanks to G. Mueller – Germany

Two Small Asthma Remedies

Pothos foetidus – ” Asthma attack triggered by dust and relieved by stool; a red, butterfly-type rash across the bridge of the nose, severe tension and bloating in the abdomen, often described as ‘hysterical tympanitis.’

“I have had several cases of asthma, related to horses that have been cured by Castor equi. This remedy comes from the rudimentary thumb-nail of the horse”.

Small Remedies in Everyday Practice – Presentation by Dr. David Wember- Thanks to R. Kim- U.K.
Taking the Right Symptoms

Hahnemann wrote of a morbific influence resulting in a mistuned vital force, and this “mistunement” is then expressed through various limiting symptoms. The morbific influence may be described through a “story” of past stresses, whereas the resulting symptoms express how a person’s vital force has become imbalanced. The limiting symptoms of the imbalanced vital force form a solid foundation for choosing the homeopathic prescription.

When choosing a remedy for a client, it’s easy to be confused into matching the remedy with the “morbific story” (abuse, trauma, abandonment, etc.) rather than the limiting symptoms which developed as a result. In order to avoid losing sight of what needs to be cured: 1) be careful to distinguish between the morbific story and the person’s symptoms, and 2) also distinguish between limiting symptoms (fears, anger, grief, attendant physical complaints) vs. non-limiting symptoms (sympathetic, affectionate, caring, energetic, etc.). The focus must remain on the constellation of limiting and maladaptive symptoms which are NOT serving the “higher purposes of one’s existence”.

Thanks to David Johnson – U.S.

Some Basic Axioms

Remedies operate as by contagion. He caught the disease, and catches the cure.
– Leave names of diseases out when prescribing. They are only for the foolish and for the boards of health. The disease is not to be named but to be perceived; not to be classified but to be viewed, that the very nature of it may be discovered.
– Susceptibility is only a name for a state that underlies all possible sickness and all possible cure.
– When a dose is too large to cure, man receives it as sickness.
– The tendency of the human mind to run after things visible, that can be felt with the fingers, leads one to adopt foolish theories like the Bacteria doctrine and the Molecular theory.

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s crossword puzzles each month. You can visit Alan at his website: www.healgently.com

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