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Repertory Round-Up – Part 7

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Finding rubrics in a case of an 18-year-old with Dyslexia

Another look at how to pick rubrics out of a homeopathic case:

Try taking the case of an 18 year old boy and see how far it gets you!  That was our friend Maria’s problem as she struggled to help her nephew, “Joe”, with Dyslexia.  Does everyone know what Dyslexia is?  It’s a learning disability that makes reading practically impossible.  “Joe”, was refusing to study for his finals and threatening to fail because of his aversion to reading.

Congratulations to Maria for solving this case!  But the reason I thought it would be a great teaching tool was because Maria had a hard time finding symptoms until the boy’s mother jumped in with more information.

Read along and see if you can find rubrics for this case, and therefore, the remedy, before the mother enters with her take on the matter:

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Hi Elaine, I had another success with my nephew — my dancer-niece’s brother.  (My dancer-niece is also in the Quiz this month!)

He is 18 years old, slim, tall and going to high school.  It is time for final exams now in order to get grades to pass to universities.

But he didn’t study at all.  All the members of the family constantly were trying to motivate him, but he said, “I prefer to do something else with my time, mind your own business!”

He is a homeopathy skeptic, constantly mocking us for using remedies, although his mother was treating him since he was a baby by a homeopathic doctor, who gave him Agaricus because he was not speaking at all until age of two.  He has dyslexia and he gives exams only orally.

He always watches debunking videos on youtube about several matters, including homeopathy.

While I was taking his case, he said, “I will take a remedy only because you are my aunt.”

So in his case-taking, I got nothing at all, except what I’ve already written.  He was not giving information.  He was guarded.  I got nothing except aversion to reading.

So I opened up the Repertory to “Mind: dyslexia” and I saw ____________ there in BOLD.  But he seemingly had no other keynotes of this remedy.

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OK, everybody; so, we’re going to stop here because next, Joe’s mother comes in and proceeds to practically give the remedy away, leading Maria to conclude that when you take a teenage boy’s case, you better get the parents to help you!  But I’m going to ask you to do what I always say in these cases:  Make a list of the elements of the case and then find rubrics for them!

 I’ll wait here ’til you to get back.

(Theme music from “Jeopardy” playing…)

Time’s up!  Now, we’re going to repeat this case, only this time we’re going to stop every time we see a rubric!  OK?  Are you ready?

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Hi Elaine, I had another success with my nephew – my dancer-niece’s brother.

He is 18 years old, slim, tall and going to high school.  It is time for final exams now, in order to get grades to pass to universities.

But he didn’t study at all. 

 Mind: study, aversion to

 All the members of the family constantly were trying to motivate him, but he said, “I prefer to do something else with my time, mind your own business!”

 Mind: rudeness

Mind: haughty

 He is a homeopathy skeptic, constantly mocking us for using remedies,

 Mind: mocking

Mind: quarrelsome

 although his mother was treating him since he was a baby by a homeopathic doctor, who gave him Agaricus because he was not speaking at all until age of two.  He has dyslexia

 Mind: dyslexia 

and he gives exams only orally.

 He always watches debunking videos on youtube about several matters, including homeopathy.

 Haughty (“I’m smarter than you are; homeopathy is dumb!”)

 While I was taking his case he said, “I will take a remedy only because you are my aunt.”

 So in his case-taking, I got nothing at all, except what I’ve already written.  He was not giving information.  He was guarded.   

Mind: secretive

 I got nothing except aversion to reading.

 Now, here is my general impression, taking everything into consideration:  He has a learning disability, so he presumes he is not very smart and will fail his exams.

 Mind: fear, examination failure

 He compensates for being disabled by being defensive (“I don’t need studying for exams and the university!  I’m doing other things, great things!”  He insults people, mocks them, mocks their beliefs.  Why is he doing that?  To hide his feelings of inadequacy and inferiority.  Now, what remedy does this sound like?

 Lycopodium!

 

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 So, now Maria is figuring she will give Lycopodium since it was under “Dyslexia” in bold, even though she thinks there are no confirmatory symptoms for it, when all of a sudden, Joe’s mother walks in.  Maria is anxious to get confirmatory symptoms from her if possible:

While I was looking at my remedy box to see what potencies I have, his mother came in and I remembered how helpful the mother was in giving clues in your Anorexia case.

So I asked Joe’s mother if she can tell me anything I can use to confirm this remedy.  She told me that once upon a time when she asked him why he is not doing his homework he replied:

“If I study, I will succeed at exams, then with the degree, I will find a good job and then I will have more responsibilities.  I prefer not to have responsibilities.”

Et voila!  The famous keynote of Lycopodium, “aversion to responsibility”!   Moreover, his sisters came to me, saying, “He won’t wear his glasses outside — fear of embarrassment!”

OMG, there’s another one!  At this point, I had no problem giving Lycopodium 1M.

The next day, he came back from school, ate, and went straight to open his books and started reading for the whole evening, saying “Please be quiet, I am trying to study.”

The third day he continued to study.  His sisters told me, “Oh my God, we can’t believe it, he is studying non-stop!”

It has been 2 weeks and he is still studying like never before.  I also noticed that he is not embarrassed to wear his reading glasses outside anymore.

He is more social, more confident.

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What I learned from this case is that when it comes to kids and teenagers, if we want to find clues we have to dig and ask the parents.

Also if the patient is a relative it is possible to be very guarded and the only thing we can use is our observation and hints from other family members.

Oh, and homeopathy works even if you don’t believe in it!

Maria, did he say to you, “How can I ever thank you?  I guess homeopathy does work after all.”

No!  He thinks it was an accident!

 What???  Dyslexia, gone in one day?  An accident????

He surely thinks it was accidental.  Thank you again Mrs. Sherlock!

You’re welcome, even though I didn’t do nothin’!  Thanks for sharing this case with us, proving how amazing  homeopathy is–even when the patient doesn’t believe in it (so much for the “placebo effect”!)

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Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

Elaine takes online cases and animal cases too!

Write to her at [email protected]

Visit her website: https://ElaineLewis.hpathy.com

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:
https://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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