Clinical Cases

A Case of Psoriasis

Mati and Elaine bring us a short and sweet case of psoriasis.

Hi Elaine, I did a case the other day, for a woman we’ll call “Barbara”, with psoriasis. She always wanted to be pretty, so she had to keep hiding all her psoriasis spots with clothes and her hair. Her story was that her father left when she was about eight and shortly thereafter the psoriasis showed up.


After the father left, the mother got clingy and demanding and wanted the girl to sleep with her and be her little girl forever.

Mama mia! What remedy would do that, Arsenicum?

Barbara couldn’t express her grief or her anger and always had to fulfill her mother’s expectations. She even had to suppress her puberty until late into her teens.

Egads! Nat-mur?

…because her mother wanted her to be a tiny girl forever.


Anyway, after she finally grew up, she always ended up with men who left her or were unavailable in some way. She always tried to fix the relationships and make them last forever, and of course, she could never express her anger or true feelings. To compensate for all the suppression, she felt that she needed a lot of space and aloneness.

I pointed out that she was hiding her psoriasis because it was ugly, and she was also hiding her anger and true feelings, because those were ugly too. I asked her what would happen if she didn’t hide these things and immediately she said she was afraid that her boyfriend would leave (like her father did).

So she had an internal feeling of being ugly, and that she wouldn’t be loved if she was ugly. She would only be loved if she was perfect – core delusion of Nat Mur!

I got it right! Yay!!!!!

So far, Nat Mur has brought up vivid dreams of being exposed, and I can’t wait to see what else will happen.

Anyway, core feeling or core delusion – it is probably the same thing, since it covers the delusional perception of reality that makes us sick in the first place. (Delusional perception covers both beliefs and feelings that have nothing to do with reality, here and now). My feeling is that when you find it, you can’t dig any further without going back to the beginning of the story again. Full circle…

In this beginning, the father left.

So, in other words, Barbara says, “I’m afraid my boyfriend will leave me,” and it all started with her father leaving, and that’s how you know you’ve hit bottom! Wow! Mati, don’t look now, but I think you’ve just written another article!

I have? How did that happen????

You were delirious (and possibly delusional)  oh and that reminds me, don’t forget to buy Mati’s book, Beyond the Veil of Delusions!

Thanks Elaine, see you next time!

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

About the author

Mati Fuller

Mati H. Fuller, DIHom (Pract) was born and raised in Bergen, Norway and came to the United States in 1985. She lives and practices in Colorado and is author of "Beyond the Veil of Delusions, Understanding Relationships Through Homeopathy." [email protected]


  • The case once again shows how important a role the mental states and dispositions play in affecting the Vital Dynamis!

  • Thank You for that nice case. I think secretive and perfectionist people as You showed us accomplished with delusions about her body state made me to think a Thuja case. Do You think a this remedy in your case? Have You physical rubrics and modalities more than mental aspects in that case?

    Sincerely Salvatore Piraneo

  • Dear Sal,

    In fact, Mati and I are writing a “part-2” of this case for — hopefully — the next issue of the ezine. It seems Mati prescribed too deep in going for nat-mur. Sometimes the constitutional does not address the physical pathology and that’s what happened here. She needed to take the case of the psoriasis. I think there’s entirely too much emphasis in homeopathy today on constitutional prescribing and the notion that the constitutional will cure any disease. There’s a lot of confusion with that. It turned out there was a perfect remedy which matched the peculiar symptoms of the psoriasis itself, and when that was given, even the mentals got better. Stay tuned…..

  • Thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward reading Mati’s comments on how psoriasis case evolved with the nat-mur. Thks

Leave a Comment

Homeopathy for Everyone
Learn homeopathy with the world's greatest experts every month - for FREE!
World's No.1 Homeopathy e-Journal - for the community, by the community.
No Thanks!