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The Soul of Remedies: Cantharis Vesicatoria

Rajan Sankaran
Written by Rajan Sankaran

Dr. Rajan Sankaran shares an excerpt on Cantharis Vesicatoria from his book Soul of Remedies.

Cantharis (prepared from the spanish fly) is a remedy of the animal kingdom. It belongs to the Insect class. I have had a patient who did extremely well on Cantharis. She had consulted me for recurrent urinary tract infection, with burning, scalding, cutting pain during micturition. The urine would be passed in drops and each drop would be excruciatingly painful, so much so that she would cross her legs and cry out for help, asking her mother to do something. She said the pain was so bad that she wanted to tear her abdomen, to remove the offending part. She was very animated in her conversation and was also very competitive. If someone offended her, she would feel like breaking his head. But she was very sympathetic towards animals and even liked to nurse sick street dogs. She had fears in the darkness. If she had to be alone in the dark, she would feel that a witch would come from behind her, and grab her neck with very cold hands; she could almost feel those hands on her neck. The rubrics that led me to Cantharis, apart from the physical symptoms were:

o Delusion, choked by icy-cold hands.

o Anxiety, night.

o Delirium, crying, help, for.

o Rage, fury.

o Violent, vehement.

At first impression, it seems to belong to the acute miasm, and seems to be related to Lyssinum

Other rubrics:

o Busy fruitlessly.

o Cheerful, gay, happy, alternating with sadness.

o Contradict, disposition to.

o Delirium, maniacal.

o Delusion, injured, is being.

o Destructiveness.

o Wildness.

o Striking at imaginary objects around him.

o Excitement, convulsive.

o Fear, mirrors in the room.

o Fear, water, of.

o Insanity, madness, strength increased.

o Nymphomania.

o Contemptuous.

Phatak’s Materia Medica:

o Cantharis attacks the urinary and sexual organs… Setting violent inflammation and causing frenzied delirium… Inflammations are violently acute or rapidly destructive… Pains are cutting, smarting or burning – biting or as if raw, causing mental excitement… Convulsions with dysuria or hydrophobic symptoms.

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To read about the philosophical approach to developing these remedy pictures, see Dr. Sankaran’s introduction to Soul of Remedies:   https://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/soul-of-remedies/



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Rajan Sankaran

Rajan Sankaran

Rajan Sankaran, MD (Hom), FSHom (UK) is reputed to be a clear and original thinker and is best known for his path breaking concepts in Homoeopathy. His understanding of ‘disease as a delusion’ followed by his discovery of newer miasms, classification of diseased states into kingdoms and the seven levels of experience, brought in much more clarity into understanding diseased states. The Sensation method has now evolved into a more comprehensive and synergistic approach, which strongly advocates to encompass and integrate the old, classical and traditional approaches with the latest advances. This approach –‘The Synergy of Homoeopathy’, has resulted in a far greater predictability of results than ever before. Dr. Sankaran heads ‘the other song—International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’, in Mumbai. This academy primarily focuses on imparting advanced clinical training to students and practitioners, integrated with a homoeopathic healing centre. Also he has his own personal clinic at Juhu area of Mumbai, India. He is also the President of Synergy Homeopathic, which is dedicated to empowering practitioners, teachers and students alike through the development of reliable, comprehensive homeopathic software and teaching tools. www.theothersong.com www.sankaransclinic.com www.synergyhomeopathic.com

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