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Revisiting: Air-conditioning at Mastery Charter School Really Blows!

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Revisiting: Air-conditioning at Mastery Charter School Really Blows!. Elaine gives the answer to last month’s quiz.

Does anyone, per chance, remember last month’s exciting quiz? Here it is again for those who missed it:


To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Airconditioning at Mastery Charter School Really Blows!


Vote Totals:

Nux vomica

So, how did our 36,000 readers do this month? Well, it seems that all but 13 of you were so perplexed by this case that you didn’t even venture a guess, but out of those 13, only two of you were right; so, congratulations to our two Hpathy readers who knew that “Ailments from Cold/Dry Winds” was Aconite! (Yeesh!)

Now, I know that some of you are going to say, “We didn’t know about it being windy, we thought it was just the cold.” Do you remember this line?
“The air-conditioner was on full BLAST….” What does that mean? Plus, what is the title of this quiz?
Air-conditioning at Mastery Charter School Really BLOWS!

I rest my case. By the way, if you know the etiology, does it really matter that few or even none of the symptoms in the case match the remedy per se? No. That’s one of the many mysteries of homeopathy. When the etiology is recent and clear, we go with an Etiology Prescription, we don’t bother adding up all the symptoms in the case to see which remedies covers them the best. We go with the etiology (the cause). Examples: Ailments after blunt trauma–Arnica. Ailments after head injury–Nat-sulph. Ailments from acute grief or disappointment–Ignatia. Of course, there are other remedies that cover these etiologies as well; but, after an accident, are you really going to repertorize a case, wasting time while the patient suffers, or are you going to give Arnica and then see what you’re left with after it’s over? I think–I hope–you’re going to give Arnica.

Also, some etiologies are very famous–like this one. The point being, do you recognize the etiology even though it’s not in its usual setting? Well, two of you did. Congratulations go to: Daniela Lungu, MD and Aida.

See you back here again next time!!!!


About the author

Elaine Lewis

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

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