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Materia Medica Viva

Materia Medica Viva

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VITHOULKAS G., Materia Medica VivaAbelmoschusHibiscus Abelmoschus or Ambretta.Family: MalvaceaeThe essential featuresThis is a remedy with a lot of fears; that you will tend to confuse with Phosphorus, Crotalus cascavella or Calcarea car. The patient is overwhelmed with a fearthatpoisonous creatures such as spiders, scorpions, sna
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es, insects, flies etc aregoing to bite him. The fear of sna
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es and insects is quite a strong
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eynote of thisremedy. The fear is so unreasonable that he has to ta
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e all
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inds of crazy protections, in order that spiders or flies or mosquitos will not stri
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e him. He closes thedoors, the windows, etc. and may stay awa
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e at night awaiting the daylight withthe fear that the insects will bite him.But this remedy also has all
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inds of other fears. Rapid palpitation with fears.Fear that something bad will happen, fear in crowded places, fear of staying alone atnight. The night and dar
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ness are really tortuous because his fears are then somuch exaggerated.Apart from this aggravation in his general condition, his energy for instance isbetter in the evening.It has caused tremblings and paralysis of the extremities. Difficult motion of lips with difficulty in swallowing. Edema of hands and legs. A constrictive feeling li
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e aband is felt in the head and oppression in precordial region.With the fears epistaxis and fibromas of the uterus may be found, ma
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ing the case similar to Phosphorus. Other symptoms include excessive salivation but with asensation of dryness in the mouth, and piercing pains in the eyes as if causedby a nail.
 
Abies nigraBlac
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or Double Spruce.N.O. Coniferae.Tincture of the gum.The essential featuresBoth the Abies affect the digestive system, but each one in its own unique way.Where in Abies canadensies the focus is on the empty feeling in the stomach withthefaintness arising from epigastrium, in Abies nigra the leading symptom is againin the stomach but this time it is accompanied by a feeling as if a hard boiledegghad lodged in the cardiac orifice of the stomach. This symptom will not alwaysbe described using this particular expression by the patient but the main ideashould be there. It can be described as a constriction in this area, or as an undigested lump of food that has lodged there, or as a discomfort, or a
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not etc.In sucha case, you will have difficulty in the digestion, a stomach that is overwor
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edand gets upset easily, a stomach of the aged.There is a
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ind of hysteria going through this remedy; you may see this idea ofconstriction, or lump, or hard round substance appearing in other parts of the body, li
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ethe lungs or the throat, and you will tend to thin
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of Ignatia, because in theX-rays there is no pathology yet the patient complains bitterly. You will noticethatthe patient is quite a hypochondriac as he relates his symptoms in great detail, and in a gloomy, dejected way as though something were very seriously wrong with hishealth.Abies nigra is indicated in aged people with wea
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digestive power, who have a flushed face, who drin
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a lot of tea and smo
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e and are aggravated by both, who stay
 
awa
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e at night and feel drowsy, and sleepy all day. They are never optimistic,but usually despondent and with a bigger or lesser degree of depression. As soonasthey try to drin
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their usual tea there is a heartburn in the stomach and eventually the stomach feels
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notted up, constricted, especially after eating. It ismostly after loading the stomach with food that the symptoms appear.In the morning they never want to eat, there is no appetite, but as the day advances appetite returns and they can in fact eat a lot, and finally at night in bed theymay feel hungry. You will not however find the empty, gnawing feeling in the stomach that characterizes Abies canadensies. Such patients tend to have cardiacproblems associated with the stomach, where the heart feels as though it were wor
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ing slowly, and as if there were a
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ind of heaviness, in which case we havebradycardia. A tachycardia is also possible sometimes.Abies nigra will also be indicated in cases where the person feels as if he hasaged mentally, where he has lost his mental agility, his ability to comprehend andprocess ideas, where he senses a difficulty in comprehending a discussion, difficulty to thin
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, to put the mind in action. He has the impression that his mindisbloc
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ed, that his mind is tied up, and therefore he cannot study. Because of this situation he becomes dejected and sad.We perceive a similarity in the patterns occuring in both the stomach and the mental sphere: in short a difficulty to digest, or to "process intellectual food"whichremains as a big lump in the brain.Every meal is accompanied by pain in the stomach, followed by a great number ofsour eructations and a tendency to vomit, all pointing to the degree of indigestion.This brings to the patient's mind the idea that he may have cancer, and indeedhe will feel as though he has a tumor in the stomach. He will not express or admit agreat anxiety about his health but in the way he describes his symptoms you will notice a hypochondriacal element. It is interesting also to observe in this remedythat whenever he has this feeling of a lump, or hard ball-li
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e substance in some part of the organism, the tendency is to bring it out. With the sensation of a foreign substance lodged in the lungs, for instance, the patient will try to cough until it is ejected.There is restlessness at night in bed, and he may stay awa
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e with hunger. In this remedy it is interesting to note that the patient's appetite is non-existant i