Homeopathy Tips for 10/28/08 Let the Remedy Come to You

     I had a very interesting case last week that I thought I would share some comments about. Hopefully this will illustrate the importance of remaining unattached to remedies while doing the case analysis.  Had I held fast to the remedy that best repertized I would have made a mistake for sure. Please let me explain.

      This case was of a 57 year old man who has been suffering from depression, lack of confidence and indecision in his life. He is unmarried and a school teacher who does not enjoy his job and wants to quit but hasn’t been able to do it just yet.

      He has sleep problems and wakes up suddenly at night thinking about difficulties of his day.  His first remark describing his condition was         “it goes deep.” He has memory issues that frustrate him to no end. He can’t remember where he puts things and has to search to find the item he last had in his hand.

      He is a recovering alcoholic with 3 decades of sobriety. He described passing out numerous times from drinking too much. He has some prostate enlargement.  When I investigated some remarks he confessed that he has a weakness of character that prevents him from asserting himself into his work and other areas of life. He described loosing a promotion to a fellow employee that he fell down in position in relation to him.

      At first repertization Selenium looked to be the best mineral remedy. But on consulting Jan Sholten’s Homeopathy and the Elements and two other Materia Medicas it was apparent that Selenium didn’t fit the case even though some aspects of his condition were well described. He wasn’t at the decay end of the eighteen stages of the periodic table. He was more like a child who has just started to discover himself but lacked confidence.

      After letting go of Selenium I investigated those elements in the beginning stages. Boron’s placement in the second row and third stage caught my eye. I had never prescribed Boron before but know a bit about the remedy Borax with it’s sensitivity to downward motion. There must be an element of this in the case if Boron Metallicum were the remedy.

      I asked about any fears and sure enough the only fear he had was a fear of falling. The only place he could overcome his “character weakness” was in facing this fear and so he took up the sport of rock climbing. He never feels completely relaxed but knowing he is tied to the rope, he climbs anyway overcoming this fear. Then I knew the remedy for sure. This is a Boron Metallicum case.

     Time will tell if he responds positively to the remedy. Had I stayed with Selenium because it repertized well I’m sure this would have been the wrong prescription. But letting go of the remedy to be free to consider his whole story I’m very confident that Boron Metallicum will be helpful for him. His sensetivity to downward motion was described in his relation to the loss of promotion and rock climbing. Also his opening comment about his problem “going deep” left me with the image of a mine shaft going downward, deep into the earth.

     Remember to always step back and let the case come to you. There will be times when a remedy seems obvious but upon investigation simply does not fit. By letting go and staying open, new avenues of understanding can come to you. Remember to ask for help and you might really be surprised when it all really comes together like a hand in a glove and the remedy reveals itself.

16 comments so far

  1. Marie on

    Robert, Thank you for sharing these very important cases. It means a lot to us. We are very grateful for your efforts!

    • raj on

      good for health

  2. tahira nasreen on

    Respected Robert,
    Thank you for sharing this case with us.

  3. Salima on

    Hello Robert,
    It is so amazing how things work out when you just let go of assumptions, even if the assumptions are totally reasonabele and based in apparently obvious perceptions. Thank you for addressing this

  4. Anthony (Australia) on

    Hi Dr Robert Thanks again for sharing with us. The temptation to rush through a case should alwayse be avoided.

  5. vasant on

    Hi Rbert
    Thank you for sharing this case with us.It seems with this case mental approachis very important than rest problem, patient explained.

  6. Dr.Nittur guruprasad on

    thanks for explaning the case
    with regards

  7. dr.ghulam mustafa on

    hay dear mr.robert
    thank you for shering this case i think you are continue this practice and ANACARDIUM is i think also given this old man and we think an other remedy CONIUM because of unmarried.

  8. Dr. K L Rana on

    Thanks for sharing the new things, this will help many.

    Dr. K L Rana
    Baroda, India

  9. Monina Vazquez on

    Thank you Robert, your comments are always very helpful. Thanks for sharing this case.

  10. mah-jabeen on

    Robert , thanks, sharing this case . u alwas help us sharing the cases thanks

  11. Dr.tahira on

    Respected Robert,
    Thanks for sharing this interesting case.

  12. Rhonda on

    Thank you Robert,
    Your statement “Remember to always step back and let the case come to you.” I was conflicted to keep with the remedy I recommened to my client or change. Your statement came to mind when I was sitting at my desk reviewing her case and a bee came and landed on the case. As I watched the bee walk around on the case my clients words came out loud and clear. I went back to repertize the case and Yes indeed my recommendation of Apis still fit the case.
    Thank you for your wise words.

    There are no accidents and the universe made it loud and clear your thoughts were right. It always will if we are open to recieve it.
    Good for you, Robert Field

  13. Dr Kajal K Biswas on

    Thank you Dr, your comments are always very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Dr M Azizur Rahman on

    Thanks and I am very much greatful to know your diagnose, prescription and continuation. We the Homeopaths should think deeply in this type of Chronic and uncommon symptoms.

  15. gattoo kaul on

    Dr.Robert I want to remain your student as long as you allow me.Its amazing to have a class klike this.I HOPE ONE DAY YOU COME TO iNDIA TO MEET YOUR STUDENTS.tHANKS AGAIN.IAM HAVING CATARACT SO IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO READ AND WRITE.MY POERATION DATE IS 22.11.2010

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