Picricum acidum is a remedy of the mineral kingdom. The main theme of an acid is struggle followed by collapse; exertion and exhaustion. The struggle is constant. It is an effort that, the person feels, has to be made in a particular direction. At some point in this constant struggle, the patient is so exhausted that a small setback like the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, leads to a state of collapse.
In Picricum acidum we see a tremendous effort in the direction of intellectual achievement. The main delusions in Picricum acidum are: “Delusion, arms reach the cloud when going to sleep”, “Delusion, tongue seems to reach the clouds when going to sleep” and in the original proving we have “Forehead seems to extend towards the clouds”. What do these delusions represent?
The forehead is for thinking, the hand is for writing and the tongue is for speaking. These are the three organs of intellectual activity and they feel stretched to the limit, extended right up to the clouds. Thus the main feeling in Picricum acidum is: “I feel that my intellectual capacity and organs used to express it are stretched far beyond their limits. So I now need to read more [...]
Baryta Carbonica is considered a constitutional remedy for those who are dwarfish in body or mind. They are mentally backward and late in learning. They usually have a weak memory, are inattentive, irresolute and very much concerned about their appearance. They will colour their hair when it gets gray or use various colours to look prettier and more accepted by other people. Baldness may be a prominent physical sign in the affected Bar-c person. The remedy can increase one’s memory, attention, self-confidence and intelligence.
Case Analysis: A single man, aged 28 complaining of male type baldness was visited at his home in February 2013. He expressed ideas and beliefs about God and Satan that seemed rather illogical and unbalanced. He is an architectural engineer who usually works on private projects at home. He lives with his mother and is still single. He could hardly come to a clear decision on various subjects. His brother and two sisters are living in Australia and two sisters and two brothers are residing in Tehran. He was very much concerned about being bald. His main rubrics led me to Baryta carb.
MIND – IRRESOLUTION, indecision
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Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are small, hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together. Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone.
Causes—Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk. Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.
Types of kidney stones
Knowing the type of kidney stone helps determine the cause and may give clues on how to reduce your risk of getting more kidney read more [...]