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Folliculinum (Oestrone, follicular hormone)

AFFINITY: Female Organs

Between Lachesis and a Mineral

She feels she is controlled by another

she is out of sorts with her rhythms
she is living out someone else's expectations
she feels she is being fed off emotionally or psychologically
she loses her will
she over estimates her energy reserves
she is full of self-denial
she becomes a rescuer, addicted to rescuing people
she becomes drained
she has become a doormat
she has forgotten who she is
she has no individuality.

Aggr by Menses
ANYTHING HORMONALLY, Menopause and Menses
MOOD swings, indifference to anger/irritability
Can not tolerate noise, TOUCH, or heat

Sepia is very close, but the cycle modalities are stronger in Folliculinum.
Pulsatilla; but Folliculinum cannot stand contact.
Lachesis does the draining, Folliculinum gets drained.
Zincum shares many symptoms, but is > hard pressure and warm
Thyroidinum has a different focus but can look alike.
Aristolochia clematitis has never been well since the Pill and recurrent cystitis.
Natrum muriaticum reestablishes periodicity of the cycles.
"The nearest remedy is Lachesis: excitation alternating with depression; extreme sensitiveness to
touch; symptoms > discharges; differences from Lach.: Foll. lacks the laterality, and the aggravation by sleep; Foll. has aggravation during ovulation." [Julian]

CARCINOSIN: There is a very strong link here with Carcinosin, and it is not surprising that Folliculinum
works well when Carcinosin is indicated but does not act. Cancer cells after all are cells which have lost their
identity, lost their ability to differentiate themselves, to individualise. They revert to primitive cells with no selfhood.
she loses sense of herself
she may totally lose herself in her relationships


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Folliculinum can help restore the will and re-empower. Folliculinum comes up over and over again in cases
where women have been abused sexually, psychically or physically, either now or at any time in the past. (This
can be true whether she remembers it or not.) She may be tied so strongly to the abuser, as in early childhood
when the abuser was a parent or a loved carer. She may never have been allowed to say NO. She may have
evaded the process of her own growing up. Folliculinum can help her to break the control. Folliculinum is a link
breaker, and can give extra vitality when having to face heavy rememberings. It can be useful for those with
emerging psychic abilities who can find no boundaries. The ovary is such an organ of creativity. It simply
seethes with life and activity. When it isn't functioning well creativity can be blocked.
Maybe it is blocked by a domineering parent or spouse. Maybe it is blocked by the way our society views
women's creativity. If the energy is blocked, and suppressed and tricked, where is it going to go? It goes into
disease, depression, anxiety, hypersensitivity and instability. She gets easily
upset, easily hurt and unsure of herself. She does not want to be alone, gets
restless, goes hyper, gets allergies. It appears like an oestrogen allergy. The
body gets confused and rejects the things that nourish it. The mind gets confused and can't make decisions. Folliculinum helps to restore clarity. There
may be panic attacks, dizziness faintness, she can become aggressive, then
depressed, put on weight without over eating, can gain up to seven pounds
before periods, can get into compulsive eating and have huge food cravings,
especially before periods but it can be at anytime. There can be both fat and
water retention.

all symptoms < ovulation to menses

all symptoms > menses except specific menstrual symptoms
worse from heat, noise, touch, resting
better from fresh air. So there are ovulation problems such as:
drawing, burning, gripping pains,
ovarian cysts,polycystic ovaries

Reading down the list we can see how it covers the majority of symptoms found under the umbrella of the premenstrual syndrome:
breasts swollen and painful < touch (Lac caninum)
migraines (Natrum muriaticum)
nausea and vomiting diarrhoea alternating with constipation (both Pulsatilla)
diarrhoea ten days before menses
very low or high libido
weepy and depressed
indecisive, with
panic attacks. with
huge mood swings from aggression to
apathy, andunable to tolerate noise, touch or heat

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We can also see a group of symptoms which might be categorized as Candida albicans
cravings especially for sugar and wheat
rumblings, bloating, weight gain and itching
and recurrent cystitis which returns at this time.
This candida picture may tie into the body's inability to regulate sugar, due to the adrenal system not functioning
properly, as I have already shown with the previous diagram.
painful periods centred in ovaries
prolonged and heavy bleeding with
bright red blood and dark dots
all sorts of cycle problems,
either too short
too long
or none at all.
Folliculinum is a really brilliant remedy around menopause, for which it is well known. It pretty well covers the
whole range of physical and mental symptoms we might find at this time. Let's have a look:
cycle irregularities
hot flushes
hyperactive < rest (hot and bothered)
- night sweats
air hunger
dizziness and faintness
abdominal heaviness
folliculaemia (4)
vaginal dryness
slow movement and spacey chinking
hypersensitive to noise, heat and touch
And of course, this covers any of these symptoms arising from a hysterectomy which is like premature
There are too many here to go over each one, but there are some special areas of interest here:
history of abuse whether, sexual, physical or psychological.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis; this is an obvious one when we consider the overall picture of feeling drained
and exhausted;
fibroids; Folliculinum will help to regulate the cycle while the tumour is shrinking. This of course is very important as there are often frequent periods with very heavy bleeding accompanying fibroids;
Raynaud's disease, a vascular disorder where the fingers go cold and numb and lose their ability to circulate
properly. Horrifyingly enough it has been treated allopathically with the birth control Pill. Most of us are aware of

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the dangers when there are vascular problems and the Pill is known to be responsible for causing thrombosis;
Cardio vascular problems: this aspect shows up in our Folliculinum picture in angina, palpitations, tachycardia, and other heart irregularities;
Eating disorders; it is not surprising that Folliculinum is useful in eating disorders considering the mental picture of the remedy. Self-abuse with substances which should nourish. Self-denial, but that is such a huge subject
in itself that I cannot elaborate here.
Post-natal problems; another very interesting connection is that of post-natal depression, difficulty bonding with
the baby and children unable to separate from their mother; all of these are about unbalanced connections.
When our babies are born it is such a poignant reminder of the unresolved hurts from our pasts. As for the child,
if the connections are not secure enough, or too tightly bound, the terror of separation is too painful to contemplate.

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 centred 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.
To leave the story for a moment - and say that we know of course that this story is true. From archeological remains, but mostly from the fact that these things still happen with First Nation People all over the globe, in America, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. People who have not lost their land connection. Early anthropologists, and
missionaries, white men from European cultures, interpreted these separations as being a banning and turned
the magical word TAPUU into TABOO, which has become an everyday word in our language with quite a different meaning. We also know that women living together in groups; nuns, nurses and others, synchronize their
periods. There is an energy between them, the meaning of which we have long since forgotten.So let us get
back to our story. Back to the land where time was told by the moon, and where a girl learned of the tides within
her body which matched the two great monthly heart beats of the earth - beats of balance between the full and
the new moon and the mother earth. [picture] Time was told according to these beats, ovulation and menstruation, thirteen lunar months, regulating the planting and the harvest; the conceiving and the birthing.
Then things began to change, and more father-centered religions took over the women's business, and elite
groups of men began to dictate how things should be. Many people migrated and lost their connection with the
land, and women were separated from each other, and the father religions called the bleeding unclean, and the
father religions took the new born children and baptized them in deep cleansing rituals, to wash away the mother
blood from them. Father healers began to take over the management and control of women's business. At first it
was only the women of the ruling groups who were controlled. Poor women continued to be healers and midwives. Then the father religions began to burn the women healers and the earth religion was termed Devil worship, and the women were called witches. Nine million witches were burned, and after those nine million murders, much of the knowledge of our healing died. After that, women's knowledge was derided and called 'Old
Wives Tales', or 'Idle Gossip'. The father doctors passed laws to make sure that other healers would never be as
powerful as themselves. Women's bodies became the property of the father doctors and father priests, and
women forgot their rhythms and their tides, and their earth connections. Women were now seeing their menstruation as a curse, not a blessing. The father doctors had finally got control. But they were not yet finished.The
first surgical removal of ovaries was performed in 1809, and marked the beginning of a long and brutal history of
excision as the answer to women's ever increasing bad health. And then Hallelujah! the father doctors discovered hormones.
What a panacea of control they had uncovered. They regulate our periods and fecundity with the oral contraceptive, which totally blocks our ovaries from working properly and tricks them each month with a false message.

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The very delicate and complex pattern between pituitary, ovary, hypothalamus, and uterus, is deceived and jangled. Just look at the picture of the reproductive cycle and see the intricate rhythms of the oestrogen, the follicle
stimulating hormone, progesterone, and the luteinising hormone. It is an awesomely elegant rhythm which has
evolved over millions of years, and now, that rhythm is tricked and fooled with like a toy.
The Pill of course, which this year had its thirtieth birthday, makes us sexually accessible at all times with no fear
of fertilisation, in fact it often ends our periods altogether. There are no more eggs. When we are not fertile
enough we are given hormones in the form of fertility drugs to produce more eggs. They induce our babies with
hormones, often only for convenience sake, which is effectively injecting our babies with hormones, before they
see the light of day.
They inject depo-provera with its horrible side-effects into women whom they consider not bright enough to follow the instructions on the Pill packets - and the side effects are devastating, often causing flooding and pain.
They give us the morning after Pill - they can abort us with hormones, and now they have discovered Hormone
Replacement Therapy, which they say will keep us young and feminine and save us from ageing naturally. But
the major boon to this latest 'revolutionary medical technique', is that studies have shown that they will save
packets of money on us when we are old, because osteoporosis is costing over 500 million a year in treating
fractures in old women. There are ten million post-menopausal women in Britain, and they wish to see the majority of these women on HRT. It is seen as a 'cheap and safe preventative medicine'. In fact it is being suggested
that all women over forty be given it. They administer hormones to both sexes of animals to plump up their
breasts and flesh them out, to produce more meat- they regulate the female animals - chickens, whose ovulation
gives us eggs, and cows whose yearly calving gives us milk. They put hormones in pesticides to spray our
grains and vegetables with, and now these hormones are excreted through our kidneys and back into the water
supply. In London, by the time we drink the water it has been through seven pairs of kidneys and the hormones
are in the water and can't be filtered out. The tyranny of hormone abuse is complete, from conception to old age,
it is part of our life and a risk to our future. The rise in cancer in the reproductive systems in young women is only
the first sign of what is to come.