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Sepia and Pulsatilla in the Car

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Sepia and Pulsatilla in the Car

(a short comedy comparing the two if they were sisters)

Generals:

Sepia:  Excitable, introverted, sarcastic, indifferent to loved ones, adverse to company, cannot be stimulated to joy or emotion.  Likes thunderstorms thinks that they are better than sex.

Pulsatilla:  Emotional, sympathetic, changeable moods,   feels forsaken, consolation ameliorates, changeable symptoms, wandering pains,   Likes cold things but not better than sex

 In the car

Pulsatilla:  Wears short- sleeves with the window rolled down and is sweating (left armpit). She is sympathetic in nature, not thirsty.

Sepia:  Wears long- sleeves and feels the draft from your window.  She is apathetic in nature and wants a cup of coffee.

On checking out guys

Pulsatilla:  He’s cute I wonder if he is the one that will love me forever (and ever).

Sepia:  As long as he doesn’t bug me or smell bad we can hang out now and then. (Like every other week).

                            

Private menu that they won’t tell you about

Pulsatilla: Can be found eating egg salad no sandwich and will be washing it down with an extra creamy milk shake she is an ice cream fanatic.  If those food cravings are acting up she might throw a slice of dill havarti over the top of that egg salad.


Sepia:  Might be found cutting an extra crispy kosher dill pickle into quarters or cubes and dipping it in mustard yellow or Dijon will do.  To add a little bit of texture to this special treat she may eat it on a corn chip.  This will be washed down with an extra chocolaty mocha (I wonder if they make that Starbucks Chantico thing in a Grande size).

 On Pregnancy

Pulsatilla; Someone to love me that I can take care of

Sepia: I am not letting the little alien hitchhike in my body.

 

On the latest family gossip

Pulsatilla:  I am (sob) so sorry (sob) to hear that (sob).

Sepia:    Couldn’t give a shit (even if I wanted to).

 On their love life

Pulsatilla:  He makes me sooo nuts (sob) but I love him.  I don’t know what I’d do (sob) without him.

Sepia:    Single thank god!  Like I need someone trying to bug me when I am taking my nap (2-4 or 3-5).

On each others clothes

Pulsatilla:  Do you have anything that is short sleeved?  Your jacket is too hot do you have one that is not fur lined (probably not).

Sepia:  Your shirt makes my neck itch do you use some kind of funny detergent?

 

Sometimes Pulsatilla and Sepia go riding in the car with their cousin Chamomilla.

 Some times Chamomilla gets a little “temperamental” and sensitive and behaves like a rabid dog.   On these occasions she has to be contained.                          

In her favorite satin lined suitcase, before we put her in the trunk (of the car).  When Chamomilla is in one of her “moods” we do this for her safety and the safety of others.  We do this because she doesn’t like the wind or the sun and she can’t get too hot or too cold and she doesn’t like people looking at her and all smells bother her.  (Nobody sees her in the trunk and we can barely hear her too!)

 

On their cousin Chamomilla

Pulsatilla:  She (sob) gets so upset (sob) I just want to get along (sob) with her (sob).  I have tried everything to get (sob) along with her.

Sepia:  The girl has issues and she gives off BAD vibes.

On their least favorite things

Pulsatilla:  Pork, warm air or clothing, French food, getting feet wet (she sometimes wears aqua socks in the shower.

Sepia: Pork, cold weather, fatty foods, fasting (what a stupid thing to do), answering the phone, 2-4 or 3-5pm.

Chamomilla: Coffee, wind, heat, warm food, too many blankets and being looked at.

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Homeopathy Study Guide #1

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A short study guide of homeopathy for PMS

BORAX– This remedy is similar to the Natrums it is equally sensitive to Nat mur but less refined. Most physical complaints are centered around the mucous membranes which are susceptible to tender aphthous ulcers. 

fear from downward motion, or even rocking.

Sensitive to noise. 

Leukorrhea between menses. 

Membranous dysmenorrhea.

Infertility. 

Herpes outbreaks.

 

CALC. CARB

-Uterine fibroids sometimes with marked uterine hemorrhages.  Symptoms of anemia. 

Metorrhagia especially around menopause.

Menses “too early, too profuse, or lasting too long”.

Leukorrhea, acrid or milky, worse between menses. Vaginitis.

Menses may recur with the slightest excitement.

PMS with anxiety, headache, and sore breasts.

Breasts swollen and painful especially before menses.

 

CHAMOMILLA

– Anger. Great irritability, not average irritability they can’t stand anything.

Abnormally sensitive to pain.

Abdominal pain worse touch, worse coffee.

Uterine hemorrhage after anger.

Severe dysmenorrhea pain may extend to thighs (Vib, Xan).

Severe labor pains markedly irritable.

 

ELAPS– Elaps is a snake venom and has many symptoms similar to Lachesis.  The patients are often suspicious, haughty and intense. 

Dark or black blood are common to hemorrhagic conditions.

-Abdominal pains are ameliorated by lying on the abdomen.

-Severe dysmenorrhea often with the typical black flow.

– PMS 

 

KREOSOTUM– This remedy is known for its usefulness in conditions like vaginal, cervical and uterine excoriation, inflammation and hemorrhage. It is an important hormonal remedy. It should be considered when there is inflammation of the mucous membranes leading to purulent infections resulting in friability of the tissues.

-Hemorrhages and abnormal bleeding. 

Headache, worse before menses or during menses.

Headache with radiation to the root of teeth, as from a nerve.

Nausea and vomiting before and during menses.

Leukorrhea with putrid, excoriating discharges and great itching.

Leukorrhea which causes itching, swelling and excoriation of the vulva, this can extend even onto the thighs  and causes tremendous burning when urine passes over the area.

Leukorrhea worse during pregnancy and worse before menses.

Severe dyspareunia.

Cervicitis and cervical dysplasia.

Menses cease on walking.

Menses excoriating and offensive, heavy flow often clotted.

Metrorrhagia, worse coition.

PMS with irritability, headache and nausea etc.

This remedy is primarily left sided, sensitive to music, and displays a fear and aversion to sex in women.

 

LACHESIS

-Ovarian tumors and cysts especially on the left side.

Severe dysmenorrhea, unable to bear clothing, better with flow,

PMS- irritable, jealous, depressed, headache, flushes of heat.

Hypersexual- nymphomania.

Headache worse heat, worse before menses, better during flow, worse pregnancy and menopause, better pressure.

Diarrhea before menses.

Margaret Tyler suggests that loquacity, jealousy and suspicion are characteristics of lachesis and hyoscyamus. 

 

MUREX– This remedy is similar to Sepia it has a strong affinity for the urogenital tract. Murex is also an animal remedy, like Sepia it is the ink from a purple fish.

Leukorrhea, excoriation and hypersensitivity of the genitals.

Great sensitivity of the genitals even slight touch is painful. 

Bearing down sensation in pelvis must cross the legs.

Uterine prolapse.

Pains in the uterus, bladder, or ovaries extending upwards to the chest or to the opposite-sided breast.

Pains shooting upwards from the uterus.

Menses easily suppressed. Amenorrhea. Also metrorrhagia,

Menses short duration.

Menses irregular. Menstrual flow changeable .

Marked dysmenorrhea beginning at puberty. Endometriosis.

Uterine prolapse.

Irritability worse before menses.

 

SEPIA

Vaginitis with white, offensive or excoratiating discharges.

Itching of the genitals brought about from leukorrhea.

Menses scanty and too early. Amenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea.

PMS

Uterine prolapse bearing down sensation as if pelvic contents will prolapse , she must sit with her legs crossed.

Aversion to sex and being touched sexually. Dyspareunia.

This remedy is similar to Murex with the exception to the sexual aversion

 

Other remedies for PMS listed in Morrison:

Bovista, Carcinosin, Lilium Tigrinum, Magnesia Carbonica, Natrum Muriaticum, Nux Vomica, Veratrum Album.

 

Other remedies for PMS listed in Phatak:

Alumina, Causticum, Erigeron, Fraxinus, Gelsemium, Kali Brom, Nitric Acid, Nux Moschata, Petroleum,  Phosphoricum Acidum, Phytolacca, Platinum, Plumbum, Ratannia, Silica, Stannum, Staphysagria, Tarentula Hispanica, Terebinthina, Trillium, Ustilago, Xanthoxyllum.

Tubercular Miasm Reflections

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Thoughts on the tubercular miasm

 

I was thinking that tuberculosis as a disease is a disease of urbanism. It’s found in cities with overcrowding, shelters and prisions.  The body’s manifestation of the tubercular miasm works to protect it from the effects of urbanism.

 

Some examples of this are:

1.) Snot, copious nasal discharge which protects against pollutants (products of urbanism) I was always impressed by my little brother who I find to be very tuberculinic when he would sneeze he would have a string on snot that would go half the length of his body.

2.) Allergies which are reactions or over reactions to particles.

3.) Desire for travel -to go to new places or to get away from people it is funny how many of these remedies are better in cold air (like mountain air).   Another one of our favorite of the tuburcular rubrics MIND- Injustice cannot support.  Injustice is rampant in places that are overcrowded and underserved  (urban places) and this may be another of the body’s protective attempts like allergies, snot, and travel (getting away) the tuburcular body cannot handle injustice which it seems is  a social pollution.  

 

Just like in the disease tuberculosis, the body’s reaction is more harmful than the disease itself.  In the tuburcular miasm the body’s reaction to urbanism may be just as dangerous as urbanism itself.