Folliculinum, is made from Oestrone, a synthetic form of estrogen. The source we are using today comes from Donald Foubister . Although there have been no organized provings in the traditional method, millions of women have been proving it since the discovery of synthetic hormones in the 1940’s. L. de Mattos has done exhaustive clinical studies on the remedy and has published her work in French . You can also find a good picture in Julian’s Materia Medica . Much of what I will be relating here, however, comes from my own experience with the remedy, especially the mental picture. I have been using it a great deal over the past four years, with remarkable success.
I wish to begin by explaining how and why I came to see the wide indications for Folliculinum, I feel that an inherited miasm is being created by the indiscriminate use of synthetic hormones. When I was a student I was going to write my thesis on the remedies with relationship to the moon. So about four years ago I started using moon menstrual calendars, asking my patients to fill in their symptoms on a chart. I am still using them today because they are so incredibly useful. All sorts of interesting patterns emerge. It soon became clear that many women had symptoms between ovulation and menses and most of them had been on the Pill at one time or another.
Another amazing thing to emerge was the fact that many young women were having these problems who had not been on the Pill, but their mothers had been on the Pill before they were conceived. Remember the Pill has been available for thirty years now. At first I confused the picture with Medorrhinum symptoms such as early sexuality, urinary infections, spaciness etc., but as I got to know the Folliculinum picture better it began to dawn on me what the causation might be.
I have used folliculinum with both girls and boys in their teenage years where the symptoms were drained, slow, and unable to identify with their selfhood. I have heard it said that children of the sixties often are a bit spacey because of all the social drugs their parents were on. However, there were many more women using the Pill than were ever using hash or marijuana. Studies have shown an increase in a rare type of chromosomal disorder in the aborted embryos of women who conceived within three months of stopping the Pill. I would like to see questions asked in the initial case taking around these issues so that we can see just how many children of Pill taking mothers have been effected. I am afraid the signs are increasing that show the inherited damage due to the Pill.
The other indicator towards inherited disease through hormone abuse involves a drug called Diethylstilbestrol (DES). This is a man-made estrogen. Beginning in 1940, it was given to pregnant women who had histories of miscarriages, premature births, diabetes or hypertension, or showed signs of bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy.
We don’t know how many women were given this drug in the U.K., but in the U.S. it numbered well over a million. It was well known as early as 1953 that DES did not prevent miscarriage, but its use for this purpose was continued into the 70’s. A previously rare form of cancer, vaginal clear-cell adenocarcinoma, has been found in increasing numbers of daughters of women who were given DES. Over 500 cases have been diagnosed with a direct link to the hormone. Although these cancers can start as early as age eight, many are not triggered off until the girl is exposed to more hormones, e.g. the Pill, or another hormonal treatment. (Perhaps this is a case of an acquired miasm triggering off an inherited one?)
There is growing evidence that shows a sharp increase in breast cancer and as much as a five-fold increase of cervical dysplasia in DES daughters. A high percentage of those who have not yet developed cancer have a condition in which glandular type tissue normally found in the mouth is found in the vagina – a matter of confusion in differentiation. They can have a whole range of abnormalities including incompetent cervix which prematurely dilates causing miscarriage, a higher chance of having difficult menstrual problems, and a lower level of fertility. Abnormalities of the genitals have now been found in male children also together with small testes, infertility, and subfertility. And as high as 40% of DES sons have low sperm counts or abnormally shaped sperm.
The ‘morning after Pill’ is made from DES and is still administered quite freely, even though the effectiveness of preventing pregnancy is not established. Large doses of DES were given to animals to fatten them up for slaughter and is still used to dry up women’s milk after childbirth. So, from these two facts alone, DES daughters and sons, and children whose mothers were on the Pill before they were conceived, we have a frightening idea of what we may be facing. Our regeneration is at stake, much less our health.
Folliculinum is a remedy which expresses so much of what is out of order in our world today. So that we can see the whole picture of what is going on today, we need to go back in history and lift some of the mists of time. So I am going to tell you a little story. Let me call it a drama documentary. Settle back, relax, close your notebooks, and open your eyes, your heart, your mind, or whatever you need to open when you read.
Once, in the very first times, there was a land where women were respected – where women’s business was women’s business, and they loved and respected themselves and each other. The women lived a bit separate from the men at times in order to carry out this business. They were in charge of their own religion and their own bodies. They celebrated the monthly ritual of bleeding by the moon and they all menstruated together. It was a time of high energy and creativity and the great mother Goddess was worshipped. She was earth centered and life giving. The celebrations took place in the Women’s House that was called TAPUU, which meant magic. When a girl had her first menstruation, the women welcomed her into the magic of being a woman. Her expectations were to celebrate being a woman. Her health and well being belonged to her sisters and herself and she felt powerful.