Mom, it’s time for the October quiz!
Not to worry, Shana, I am totally prepared this month! As luck would have it, I have experienced yet another tooth drama!
Mom, do people really care about that? Is that really interesting? I don’t think anyone wants to hear it! Now, I, on the other hand, have a runny nose.
Shana, puh-leeze take your Nat-mur and go into the bedroom! Now where was I? Ah yes! My unbelievably interesting tooth story! It was a beautiful autumn day as I remember; the birds were chirping, the crickets were singing…. Horns were honking, sirens were blaring…. Plumes of poisonous greenhouse gases spewed forth from the oil refinery smokestacks nearby, and I, yes I, began to take notice of an irregularity emanating from the tooth about which I last wrote in the July ezine.
Mom, no one remembers the July ezine!
Shouldn’t you be watching television??? Now, as I’m sure everyone remembers from the July ezine, the molar on my lower left side had begun to hurt; specifically, touching the top of the tooth was very painful and I had very little hope for holding on to that tooth until Pyrogen performed yet another homeopathic wonder for me! Now, fast-forward to one month ago. I was totally minding my own business when gradually I felt an “incident” brewing in that same tooth! I didn’t worry because I “knew” that all I had to do was repeat the Pyrogen! I did, and it didn’t work!
If there was ever any proof needed that every case is different, this was certainly it! After Pyrogen didn’t work, I became suspicious and checked to see if I had the same tooth sensitivity on the top of the tooth as I did last time, and, in fact, no, the sensation from last time was not there. I looked in the mirror and there it was as big as life — a huge swelling of the gum on the facial side! “Oh my God, an abscess!”
Well, I took out Murphy’s Repertory and went to Mouth: abscess, gums (it’s the first rubric in the Mouth chapter) and took, probably, over the course of two days, most of the 3’s and even one of the 2’s from that rubric, and….nothing!
I was in despair. I just knew I was going to have to go to the dentist and probably have the tooth pulled. I remember even doing the time-honored rinsing with hot water and salt to no avail; in fact, it may have even made it worse. “That tooth’s nothing but trouble!” I said to myself.
Then I did something strange. I decided to touch the abscess. What was I thinking? What was I hoping to accomplish? But you know what? The most bizarre thing happened. I was taken aback by an unexpected sensation: that of a very fine needle going in. Ouch! How strange and rare! I was totally unprepared for that. Shocked! I expected a sore sensation only! But as this was so peculiar and characteristic, I immediately went for a dose of _____________30C and viola! In a short time, I could feel the pain going away.
The next day I repeated the remedy in a 200C, as I didn’t think the 30 was doing all it could, and I was rewarded with even more improvement. Ultimately I went up to 1M and that finished it off. I’m sitting here right now with no signs of that horrible ordeal whatsoever, feeling perfectly normal! And by the way, do you have all your first aid remedies up to 1M? The 30C works well, but not always, so, don’t try to save money by thinking you’ll purchase these potencies when you need them, get them now! In fact, I was quite relieved to discover that I had this remedy in the 10M if I needed it, but luckily I didn’t.
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom takes online cases. Visit her website at: elainelewis.hpathy.com