Introduction: I can just imagine someone randomly landing on this article and wondering what on earth is “Mr. Thuja”! (“Is it anything like Mr. Potato Head?”) Not to mention other confusing words and phrases like “Medorrhinum” and “sycotic miasm”. Well, people, this is a Homeopathic Medical Journal and we talk about homeopathic remedies here—and their profiles. One of our remedies is Thuja (pronounced thoo-ya), a remedy made from the White Cedar tree.
How do we know what remedy to give a person? Sometimes it’s based on a physical characteristic; for example, Thuja is often given for genital warts; but, more often than not, our remedy choices are based on the personality! We are here today to talk about the “personalities” of Thuja and Medorrhinum—which, and brace yourself for this, is a remedy made out of a not-so-nice disease, Gonorrhea!
Do We Have A “Mr. Medorrhinum”?
We’ve been talking a lot lately about Medorrhinum, ever since Maria said, “Can you give some examples of who Medorrhinum might be?” Since then, we’ve done Bart Simpson, Drake from “Drake and Josh”, Jess from “The Gilmore Girls”, Alvin from “Alvin and the Chipmunks”…and, oh right, Donald Trump!
Not so much has been said about Thuja though. And have you noticed that people are always asking, “What about Thuja? I don’t understand Thuja.” Well, look no further because you have come to the right place!
I think I’ve found the perfect Thuja subject, and not surprisingly, he works in the Trump White House! He’s Trump’s chief advisor on Immigration, the one who gave us “Zero Tolerance”–a policy that took migrant children away from their parents and put them into giant cages–what a great idea!
Now, because I said that, a lot of you already know who I’m talking about; but, for the rest of you, hold on because I’m digging up a video on him right now.
How did Thuja get into our Materia Medica?
Well…. a patient came to see Dr. Hahnemann (the founder of Homeopathy) one day. He said he had a green, bad-smelling, urethral discharge and itchy eruptions on the genitals and swelling of the same; and Hahnemann said, “You’ve got gonorrhea!” but the patient said, “No, that’s impossible!” So Hahnemann said, “OK, go home and come back in 3 days.” Three days later, the patient came back and said, “Guess what? It’s all gone!” Then he remembered, “I’ve been eating the leaves off my White Cedar tree!” Hahnemann was like, OMG, a proving of Thuja looks like gonorrhea! He then conducted a real “proving” (testing) on his own and confirmed that, indeed, Thuja does mimic Gonorrhea!
So, what is “sycosis” then? It’s the Gonorrhea Miasm! I believe “sycosis” is Greek for “fig warts”–a tendency to acquire warts, which often occurs as a result of contracting gonorrhea. And by “miasm” we mean the sequelae of suppressed acute diseases. If you have gonorrhea (or had it), you can pass this sequelae on to the next generation, even if they never had the disease themselves! So a miasm, then, is an inherited tendency to develop a certain symptom or syndrome.
So to understand this miasm, you have to think about what gonorrhea is. It’s a sexually transmitted disease you get from cheating–going outside your marriage, betraying someone who trusts you with multiple sex partners, selfishly engaging in risky behavior. So, think for a minute about everything that might be involved in contracting this disease, what would your personality profile have to look like?
Thrill-seeking, reckless behavior
Libertinism–“The rules don’t apply to me, norms don’t apply to me, I can do whatever I want!”
Aversion to responsibility, need to escape
The need to tell lies and keep secrets
Feelings of guilt and shame, which are then projected onto others
Fear of being “doomed” for all the “crimes” one has committed
Hypersensitivity to the least criticism (preoccupation with guilt)
Denial about one’s own shameful behavior, can’t admit to being flawed; so, incapable of introspection or benefiting from therapy
Blaming others to deflect attention away from one’s own misdeeds
Low self-esteem, which must be compensated for through bombast, inflated ego, self-promotion
Low self-esteem; so, constant need for flattery
Paranoia, feeling that one is being watched, followed, pursued by the authorities, attacked, has no privacy, surrounded by enemies
Delusions of grandeur–as a compensation, lest people should find out how low the person really is
If the Sycotic Miasm had a symbol, it might be the pendulum, because such a person is constantly “swinging” from: “I’m the worst!” to “I’m the greatest!!!” and back again; so….you might see the following dichotomies in a remedy like Medorrhinum:
Workaholic to lazy
A-student to F-student
Compassion to cruelty
Love of animals to animal cruelty
Good parent to bad parent
Good husband to abusive husband
In short, this miasm is one of extremes! You can see the extremes in the same person, or you can see them in the juxtaposition of Medorrhinum to Thuja!
Thuja is the half of this duo who knows how to look “normal” and “presentable” in public; he observes societal norms, doesn’t put himself out there in the limelight to be “seen” and found-out as a fraud or a freak show; he tries to fit in and look like he belongs while keeping his distance as much as possible to discourage close scrutiny. But he does not feel like he belongs!
He feels dirty, ashamed, like an outcast. He keeps secrets–about his secret life with prostitutes, porn stars, drugs, alcohol, racists, nazis; or his secret life as a cross-dresser and so on; no one knows, no one ever suspects that this distasteful side to him exists; but, again, as compensation, Thuja has a very high opinion of himself and a low estimation of others! He’s haughty, arrogant; lacks humor; stubborn, head-strong (the famous Thuja rubric, “fixed ideas”), fanatical and critical; quarrelsome and smug. He can be deceitful, manipulative and exploitative.
Medorrhinum is more “showy”, not the least bit “careful” or caring about “fitting in”. Lurching, tripping, yelling, raging, crying, striking out at people, grabbing, restless, fidgety, nail-biting, hurried, impatient, easily bored, need for stimulation, thrill-seeking…you’ve seen the Medorrhinums out on the highway, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic, you just didn’t know who they were; they’re Medorrhinum!
Medorrhinum children can be seen pulling other kids’ hair, pushing them, starting fights… they don’t need a reason, they’re just bored and need constant stimulation, they can’t concentrate to learn; they’re better at night, brilliant at night; can concentrate, can write; but come the daytime, they’re back to being hyperactive and dull, a school teacher’s nightmare. “Wild Child” and “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll”, is the way Robin Murphy describes Medorrhinum. (Robin Murphy–author of Murphy’s Repertory)
If you need to confirm Thuja, look for:
Cold, clammy hands
Thick, greenish discharges
Genitals smell bad
Flatulence and distension
Stomach rumbling can sound like animal noises
Feels fragile, as if made of glass and could break
All complaints worse cold, damp, rain, water
Warts on genitals
Eruptions around eyes–warts, styes, etc.
Chronic nasal catarrh
Fastidious like Arsenicum
Fastidious for cleanliness
If you need to confirm Medorrhinum, look for:
Hot feet, throws his shoes off
Hot, throws the covers off at night
Desire for cold drinks, likes to chew on ice
Children: early and frequent masturbation
Craving for oranges, orange juice and sour fruit like green apples
Complaints are better at the seashore
Diaper rash has clearly defined borders
Loves the forbidden
Because they’re so hurried, they can’t finish anything
Memory and intellect is poor, learning disabilities, especially with spelling
Hitting and kicking the parents
Excessive craving for sweets
Gets a kick out of shocking others
Extremes of behavior
And Now As Promised…Stephen Miller as “Mr. Thuja”!
Stephen Miller is seen here in the video below being interviewed on Fox News by Chris Wallace, whose job is nearly impossible: get Stephen to answer the question–any question! — and not veer off onto self-serving “talking-points” or a “safe” subject that’s more likely to go well for him.
Stephen Miller is, oddly enough, a Jewish “white-supremacist”; and even though that appears to make no sense, it does if you’re a self-loathing Thuja (projecting your self-hatred onto others, the “underdog” or “scapegoat” — Mexicans, Muslims, etc. — in order to elevate yourself by comparison). This paragraph from Salon verifies that Miller is, in fact, a white nationalist activist, not just my opinion:
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, issued a statement Thursday … saying that “it is unacceptable for the Trump administration to knowingly install a known white nationalist [Stephen Miller] and believer of white supremacist ideology in a position of power and influence over federal policy.”
He added that “when we see the families suffering at the border or being torn apart by [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] ICE raids, we can look to Stephen Miller as the main architect of the administration’s cruel anti-immigrant policies.” Castro is the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
(Keep these Thuja words in mind as you watch the video: Quarrelsome, haughty, fastidious, humorless, fanatical.)
This interview was all about the revelations brought to light by the anonymous “Whistle-Blower” in the White House, revelations which ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment.
What happened was, a group of government staffers came to the whistle-blower, complaining that they were in on a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky where Zelensky was told by Trump, “Look, we know you want military aid from us, but, we’ll be needing a favor from you, though; we need you to launch an official investigation into Joe Biden and his son for corrupt practices in your country.”
Now, I know this sounds insane, but Joe Biden is a Democrat running for president and is beating Donald Trump in the polls.
Trump was desperate to get “dirt” on Joe Biden, something that would disgrace him the way he disgraced Hillary Clinton with Russia’s help in 2016. The idea was that while Trump and Biden would be campaigning against each other in the fall, Trump would suddenly announce, “Oh my, look at this! Look at what’s in the news! The Ukrainians are investigating Joe Biden for corruption! Well, well, well, what do you know about that!” and no one would be the wiser! No one would know it was Trump, himself, who set this in motion through extortion! What a brilliant scheme–except…there were a zillion witnesses to it! And most of them were outraged and horrified enough to report it to the “Whistle-Blower” who went to the Inspector General with it!
So in this interview with Stephen Miller, Chris Wallace of Fox News is trying to ask Stephen, “Why are you assuming the Whistle-Blower is a ‘partisan hack’ [i.e. a Democrat] doing a ‘hit-job’ on Donald Trump, when no one else in the government believes that? Joe Maguire, the Director Of National Intelligence, says the Whistle-Blower’s report is credible and he went through all the proper channels.” [By the way, Trump just fired Joe Maguire!] Miller replies, “Chris, I’ve been in government for 3 years….” [Really! Three whole years! Doing what? You hold no discernible position, you’re not a cabinet secretary, you weren’t elected to anything, what exactly do you do “in government”?] Miller continues, “I know a hit-job by the ‘Deep State’ when I see it!” [news flash: There is no such thing as the “deep state”, it’s a waste-basket category for anyone Donald Trump doesn’t like—anyone who’s told the truth about him or blew the whistle on him.]
Chris asks, “Why is Trump going after Joe Biden in secret, ordering his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to investigate him, instead of just asking the State Department to do it?” Of course, Miller can’t comfortably answer that question, so he says, “Who wouldn’t want to investigate Joe Biden? Anybody would want to know what he was up to!” Again Chris tries to get an answer to: “Why didn’t Trump go to the State Department?” Miller launches into a speech about how corrupt Joe Biden and his son are, leaving Chris to exclaim in exasperation, “This is an exercise in obfuscation!”
Here’s the way Jake Tapper, a less sympathetic interviewer, ends the question-answer session with Stephen Miller; namely, abruptly, when he realizes Stephen isn’t going to answer any of his questions:
So…what are the elements of this case? Of Stephen Miller, based on these videos and what we know about him? Here’s what I came up with:
Haughty (He takes a very superior tone with both Chris Wallace and Jake Tapper.)
Low Self-Esteem (You’d have to have low self-esteem to be so hateful and cruel, to take children away from their parents, what a disgrace!)
Fanatical (You’d have to be a fanatic to devote your life to a hate-mongering ideology)
Secretive (this whole plot with Ukraine–dirt on Biden in exchange for military aid– was to be carried out in secret; and so were his immigration policies of family separation.)
Deceitful (Everything he told Chris Wallace was an attempt to mis-characterize events and smear the reputations of innocent people.)
Quarrelsome (He often talked right over top of both Chris Wallace and Jake Tapper and became more and more angry and strident as the interview went on.)
If you repertorize this list, you come up with Thuja.
Let me hear from you! Bye, see you next time!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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