Summary: Connecting the dots between a love of property and glamour, obsession with building walls, tendency to superficial relationships, compulsion to fire his servants, cupidity and ruthlessness, Fluoric Acidum is unmistakably Donald Trump’s indicated remedy. This discussion utilizes miasmatic and Sense Dimensional Analysis theory (derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine as presented in Interpreting Chronic Illness).
Trump’s numerous interviews, frequent appearance in political debates, pronouncements on social media, vivid relationship and business proclivities makes ample display of a temperament inviting to study (also see http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Donald_Trump.aspx for some of the basic facts about his life). Although details of the Republican Party’s nominee’s medical history are scant, a particular remedy Fluoric Acidum recommends itself as holding up a mirror to the Trump psyche.
The Fluoric Acidum Remedy
What follows is a sampling of Fluoric Acidum materia medica adapted from a master homeopath, Rajan Sankaran. The remedy is described as connecting the dots between the following features:
* A demand for glamour
They will push anything and anyone aside in the all-absorbing desire to shine and glitter. They love to be the big macho guy for everybody to look up to. They want to draw the attention with their big car and high position in the glamour world. They are very ambitious, want to climb up high and earn lots of money.
* Tendency to superficial relationships
Fluorine is the lightest, the most active and reactive, forming and breaking relationships very quickly. This can be seen in the symptomatology of Fluoric acid. The remedy state is flirtatious, has many acquaintances but no deep relationship. The term “buoyancy” has been used to describe it. The word is derived from “buoy,” a conical object that floats on the surface of the ocean and never sinks or reaches any depth. The feeling of being in a fluorine state is abnormal for a human being, at any time.
Aversion to responsibility, sexual desire increased; attracted to strangers, and increased energy. A naive psychopath, prone to serious gambling
* Delusion servants, he must get rid of
In other words, “You’re fired!” Fluoric Acidum is the only remedy in this rubric.
* Mental buoyancy
* Isolation and narcissism
- Cupidity (overt demand for sexual experience)
- Dependency on property
*Compulsion to break of taboos
Comes into play in regard to ailments of the bones, mucous membranes and epithelium, complaints of old age, and premature old age; sexual exhaustion, weakly constitutions, sallow skin, and emaciation.
The origin of Donald Trump’s Fluoric Acidum remedy state directs us into complexities of homeopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory now related in condensed fashion. A more expansive account can be found in my book Interpreting Chronic Illness, The Convergence of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and Biomedicine: http://rightwhalepress.com/interpreting-chronic-illness/
Fluoric acid’s sphere of influence, extending to the bones, kidneys, bladder, epithelium, sexual function, and general vitality pertains to the Water phase in Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Five Phases system. My own reworking of the Five Phases, called Sense Dimensional Analysis designates Water as the Sense Dimension pertaining to the sense of Hearing. An existential conundrum is embedded within Hearing. It pits Entropy versus Consolidation. What does this mean?
In brief, entropy means our physical dissolution upon death. This is “opposed” by the energy of consolidation, evident in the bones whose hard and dense tissue endures through time. Entropic dissolution of our body upon death is similarly opposed and triumphed over by the reproductive function: enduring characteristics that are conveyed into the future via inheritable DNA.
Trump’s handshaking phobia and obsession with building a wall
These well known Trump traits reflect a germophobia feature pertaining to the syphilitic miasm within which Fluoric Acidum belongs.
An issue pertaining to boundaries expressed within the Sense Dimension of Hearing is reflected in the softness and moisture of epithelium on the one hand, and the hardness and dryness of bones on the other. Despite opposing textures and function both tissues demarcate boundaries within a “permeability versus structure” spectrum. The “permeability versus resistance” conundrum’s infiltration of the subconscious produces angst: existential questions evoking the quandary of the outsider. These include:
“Am I granted entry or am I to be kept out?” “Am I a club member or must I transgress a boundary in order to belong?” “How do I secure my physical body from the intrusion of unwelcome germs?” As we have seen, the latter question reflects the syphilitic miasm’s keynote germophobia feature.
The syphilitic miasm and the Sense Dimension of Hearing
A syphilitic delusion is embedded within Hearing. It fuels a belief that permeability is suspect and only rigid structures can be trusted. Borders must be fortified. Walls must be built to stave off contamination by foreign elements such as Muslims and Mexicans. Trump’s disdain for permeability betrays terror of what lies on the on the nether side of the life and death boundary. His fears render him suspicious. His flight from fear–failure to resolve entropy versus consolidation–compels short-term thinking and gratification; superficial pursuit of wealth, property, glamour and sex.
Homeopathy’s foundational notion of the syphilitic miasm is Hearing’s core conundrum inflamed to the point of consolidating syphilis’s influence within familial legacy. In homeopathic theory the remedy Donald Trump needs, Fluoric Acidum displays a mentally buoyant, ruthless and transgressive strain of the syphilitic miasm. Donald Trump’s inherited legacy displays the dilemma of an overcompensating outsider. Congenital difficulty facing up to entropy draws him and those within his line toward consolidation: over-reliance on defensive structures such as walls; materiality and “time compressed” pleasures such as sex. Conjunct with illness susceptibilities described, this is the remedy Fluoric Acidum.
A nuanced alternative, Aurum Fluoratum
Pierre Fontaine suggests a nuanced alternative, Aurum Fluoratum. The Aurum part, a syphilitic grief remedy on its own terms speaks to Trump’s grief over the loss of his older brother. It also fits with how Trump takes good care of those in his charge (unless he is suddenly, as per the indicated Fluoric Acidum delusion compelled to fire one of his servants!) The slogan Make America Great Again stands unmasked as an excess of responsibility in keeping with Aurum. It happens that there exists far more materia medica on Fluoric Acidum than on Aurum Fluor. Alas, we have at hand only one Donald Trump to treat in absentia! With two we could try out both remedies to see which is better.
Implications for our understanding of Trump
- Trump’s apparent heritage of transgression invites continuance of transgressive behavior. This reflects what to a homeopath appears to be a syphilitic legacy. Though conventionally viewed as compensatory of insecurity (sexual or otherwise) Trump’ bluster serves to thwart congenital outsider status.
- Regarded through the lens of Fluoric Acidum, Donald Trump will continue to shoot from the hip. Attempts to behave in a more presidential manner do not guarantee his transforming into a leader capable of long-term or well-considered policy.