Sunday, 23 August 2015

Electrohomeopathy reviewed in animal use

First time I've heard about this Electro homeopathy that was introduced by a Count Mattei-- and it's fascinating because

    they're avoiding aggravations just like me (no poisons, no elements, no nosodes)
    They concentrate on the energy body and removing root causes especially of dropsy and nerve damage.
     Electro Homeopathy's use of Rhododendron as a stimulant: they work with Rhododendron which has been a breakthrough for me.

Electrohomeopathy - Part 1: Electrals
(I am very grateful to this particular site for this understanding I now have of electrohomeopathy. It's a site by Dr. B. R. Dhingra - so many thanks to this individual for sharing virtually everything from what is a very secretive bunch of healers.)
Ok. Electro-homeopathy uses the same plants as Homeopathy and Bach, but made by a different secret process as I've mentioned before. While all that is irrelevant, what really interests me about it is
1. That it uses remedies in complex combinations or mixtures
2.  its system of classification
3. its emphasis on healing nerves with coloured 'electrals'

It has 8 groups and a ninth colour-coded group of 'electrals'. This group is so interesting in terms of energy healing:
There are five Fluids, which are made as colourless mixtures of essences in a weak alcoholic solution.  Rhododendron cp. (Red Fluid) and Capsella cp. (Blue Fluid) are used as stimulants.
Populus cp. (Green Fluid) and Sambucus cp (yellow Fluid) as a mitigating remedyViscum album cp. (White Fluid) chiefly serves for general invigoration.
Yellow and blue electrals helped the most with epilepsy.

Viscum Album was in the list my search generated, and that reminded me that I've always wanted to try Electro-Homeopathy's main remedies which I didn't have in my home. They're secretive, which is silly, but I think they've got a good idea of the connection between the earth changes and the body's electric.

I've got a vague idea of what they're about from what I've read. I most especially want to try Viscum Album (white, general invigoration) and Sambucus (yellow, mitigating), Populus (green, mitigating) which are for the opposite of what Rhododendron (red, stimulating) and Capsella (blue, stimulant) do.

Electrohomeopathy - Part 2: Categories
This is a very good list to keep, even for homeopaths and Bach remedy folk. It connects the dominant body structure to the remedies that heal it.

Of the main Blood remedies, the most interesting thing for me is that these remedies work really well during the New Moon. The Compositae and Ranunculae families are prominent in this set. I've found that animals draw from those two consistently across the moon cycle.

Then the Respiratory remedies:
I have never had much success in completely healing animals, especially cats, of their respiratory ailments. But Eucalyptus gave Pummi a great deal of relief from her upper respiratory snuffles. Boreland prominently mentions Ipecac in his list to cure pneumonia, so that's quite accurate too. I have to try Phellandrium and Allium Cepa (they've always drawn Allium Sativa over that).

The next are the Lymph remedies:
Echinacea has been Grey's favorite in the cm, and he's survived his nose and respiratory sufferings to reach adulthood. Though I've not used any of the others, I do plan to.

This Nerve set:
I like this nerve set a great deal, and I will combine it with the Lymph set at some point.
I've seen very nervous and high-strung dogs take beautifully to Aconite cm (Ruby) and Aesculus (Gunda). And during weather changes inside seasonal change, China seems to top the list with Aconite.

Electro-homeopathy - Part 3: Categories contd
Of the constitutional remedies, I've used Thuja, Eucalyptus, Solanum and Clematis of the lot. None of them have saved lives yet, but now that I have this list, I will try longer.

I like that Solanum is in the list - it is drawn by animals much more than any other Solanaceae remedy yet so many think that Belladonna is the queen of that group. I don't. To me, Solanum is rules that family in healing animals.

The next set are the Metabolic remedies:
I haven't used many in this list - Hydrastis of course for Kenchu, and Berberis for Icy. The rest in bold I have but haven't really had a change to use them. Maybe this is my opportunity to give them all a try.

I like the distinction that puts Solanum into the constitutional remedies and Belladonna into the metabolic set!:)

This set has the Tissue remedies:
I haven't had much use of these either, but I see Phytolacca in this set and it was wonderful for Pummi. It is a specific for the liver and the connected glands according to e-h's system, and Pummi's disease seemed to have spread internally through her digestive system. That seems to be accurate.

Here's the next to last set, the Intestinal for those animals plagued by infestations of worms, microbes and other fauna:
I've had great use for a few in this lot, the ones I have at least. My dogs regularly draw Allium Sat and Ruta.

This last set is for application and consumption:
Not tried applying any of these but I did add Aloe to one meal not too long ago and the dogs loved it. I doubt if I'll ever use this set, but it's an FYI.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Mitochondria notes - 1

My current theory on mitochondria:
There are two types of mitochondria - the mutating and the stable, both inside the nucleus and the outside in the cell. It's the balance between the two, and the kind of mutation (health giving or decreasing) that determines aging and death.

When we give homeopathic remedies, I think we either reach the stable mitochondria and stabilize the animal, or we increase the defect-causing mutating mitochondria and the disease accelerates (by increasing their proliferation, favoring them).

    Nosodes address Structure: nosodes like Psorinum kill mitochondria (for scabies-causing mitochondria in this case). They are selective though, killing 'bad' mito in the hope that they will come back healthier, which is why you see the huge dip in the health of the very sick, the ones with a great deal of defective mitochondria. If the left-over mitochondria can't reproduce, or can't fast enough, or the defect-causing mitochondria are too many, too deep and were all killed, the animal dies from a general necrosis of tissue, like my Ancient.
    Animal remedies are also destructive to Structure. Most of the brilliant homeopathic animal remedies are poisons which kill mitochondria.
    Elements provide Nutrients: elements (mineral remedies) feed mitochondria. But where it can go wrong is when it feeds the defective mitochondria more than the healthy. This is why there is a danger to giving Calc carb for instance because it can increase the calcium intake only to the detriment of the cell, calcification killing the cell by hardening/aging it. (Perhaps balancing the calcs with the mags and the phosphorus might help - but more on correct usage later).
    Plant remedies modify Action: plant remedies appear to be the best of all - because they address the action of the mitochondria and address it, targetting the metabolic activity rather than the nutrients or the structure.

From Goullon's lists:
Mitochondria are from the sea - they need sea elements. All Goullon's elements are sea remedies: Hepar (oyster shell), Spongia (sea sponge), the Chroms and Bichroms, Calc carb (sea shells?), the Kalis, the Nats, the Bromine and Iodine. Scrofula must be like scurvy in reverse.

From Duncan's acid-alkaline body:
Mitochondria and the Acid-Alkali connection: "Thus anything that moves us from overall acid conditions toward alkaline that recover the neutral zone is going to enhance cell metabolism via mitochondrial optimization. If cancer is a mitochondrial disease it can be treated directly with a cocktail of magnesium bicarbonate, sulfur and selenium and it would probably be a good idea to supplement strongly with iodine as well. All of these basic cellular substances will work together to repair damaged cells and their mitochondria and fire them up for full activity."

Electrohomeopathic connection:
Electro Homeopathy seems to be closest to the mitochondrial understanding of healing, lets look at Electro Homeopathy's electrals and categories again.

    Red and Blue electrals go together - Red worked for a few days after New Moon for Ancient maybe because it is for energizing. I don't know when Blue works in the moon cycle.
    Green and Yellow go together - of these, I know Green works best from LQ to NM because it addresses necrosis and cell death. (Yellow worked great for Ancient for a long period calming his nerves but I can't recall the moon phase - maybe it was before a storm??)
    White is just for building up .... but building up mitochondria?? I'll have to check these after the New Moon when the body is back to building up.

Mitochondria the Categories of Electrohomeopathy:
    Febrifugo -  nerve related.
    Linfatico - immunity related.
    Venero - constitutional remedies to combat degeneration of mitochondria through disease, self-abuse and oxidative stress. So for the mutating mitochondria.
    Vermifugo - improving elimination of toxins, waste through intestines. Worms might be just a part of the process if digestion is imperfect.
    Canceroso - this is obviously for the mutating mitochondria, to control the changes and make them positive.
    Scrofuloso or metabolic - works obviously during the New Moon to Full Moon phase reducing inflammations and scrofula. Controlling mutation of the mitochondria or reducing oxidative stress; perhaps reducing their number. But more likely, improving the condition of the healthy, stable mitochondria.

Wunderlich's Scrofula - Spread of disease

It fits really well into the mitochondrial theory - that areas rich in mitochondria are the last to lose their function - so the brain and spine are the last to go, but the most devastating of all. Wunderlich has this terrifying step-by-step description of how the disease spreads:

"The processes ... upon the skin, then those of the mucous membrane, then those of the lymphatic glands; fourthly, the affections of the bones and joints; and, finally, those of the fatal termination of scrofula -appearance of tubercles in the brain, the lungs, and other internal parts."

  • Skin: Starts from wounds healing defectively and slowly, skin loses hair, grows thick and especially smelly pus in the ears. This lasts till the end and is actually a safety valve.
  •  Mucus membranes: eyes, nose have chronic mucus, stomach and intestinal catarrh (vomiting whitish bile) with semi-paralysis (paresis) of the intestinal musculature (constipation, whitish-greenish stools, little balls); bronchial catarrhs.
  •  Lymphatic Glands: Most common; throat, neck, axillary and inguinal, bronchial and mesenterial glands have a hypertrophica thickening, and firm infiltrations with a diminution of their functional capacity. Even thyroid, kidneys, ovaries, testes, etc.
  •  Joints: malignant development starts with swelling and pains.Frequent relapses become chronic and the synovial membrane becomes affected, and it may end in firm deposits beneath the latter, or in puriform exudations in the cavity of the joints. Fistulae, necrosis, and morbidity.
  •  Brain and nerves: Tuberculosis may become general; or tuberculous deposits in the mesenterial glands take place; next in the brain and its membranes, in the bronchial glands and lungs. Finally, ulceration of the bone, congestive abscesses, morbus Brightii, and the development of stearosis, may occasion death. Even in case of a cure there is inclination to relapses.
Connection between the Lymphatic and Scrofula constitutions:

"Enlarged glands (the maxillary glands, especially) are frequently considered as being identical with "scrofula." These turgescent glands serve as receptacles of the scrofulous elements and products which are directed against and inimical to the normal composition of the blood.

On account of the evident connection of scrofula with the lymphatic vessels ... The lymnphatic system is an appendix of the venous. The main trunks of the lymphatics run into venous trunks, and smaller lymphatics even are said to open out into veins. The structure of the larger lymphatics agrees with that of the veins in many points.

The lymphatics originate in certain membranes (e.g., the serous [mucus]) from closed nets of a much larger diameter than that of the capillary nets of the bloodvessels; while in the connective tissue, on the contrary, they begin with free openings in the interstices of the tissue.

The lymphatic system, and especially the lymphatic glands, are the principal, and, as it seems, primary seat of the scrofula."

Inflammations follow changes in the immune system which follow mucus membrane malfunction.
As we heal the lymphatic elements, the scrofulous comes forth rapidly and takes over the case, leaving you with a dead animal.

Those struggling with distemper and it's manifestations (cholera, etc) will agree with me. That's why they say there are three forms of these diseases: respiratory, digestive, nervous and in dry (chronic) and wet (acute) forms.

So we can't go with just healing one and not the other - the problem is to figure out which one is uppermost at any point.

Goullon's Scrofula - Disease and remedies

Scrofula Remedies: by classification
 Plant: Lycopodium, Rhus, Teucrium, Viola tricolor, Conium, Dulcamara, Euphrasia,
 Animal: Apis, Spongia,
 Sea Element: Ferr iod, Acid nitr., Arsen, Aurum, Baryta mur, Bromine, Calc carb, Carbo ani, Carbo veg, Ferr Iod, Hepar, Iodium, Kali bichrom, Kali chrom, Kali hydriod, Mercurius, Nat carb, Phos, Silicea, Sulphur,

General list:

 SKIN Calc carb, Dulcamara, Hep sulph, Ferr iod, Kali chrom, Lycopodium, Merc, Silicea, Sulphur, Viola tricolor
 EYES Acid nitr., Apis, Arsen, Baryta mur, Calc carb, Hepar, Merc, Rhus, Aurum, Euphrasia, Silicia, Sulphur
 EARS Calc carb, merc sol, sulph
 NOSE Aurum, Calc carb, Teucrium, Kali bichrom, Nat carb
 MOUTH Merc sol
 GLANDS Bromium, Conium, Hepar, Kali chrom, Lycopodium, Merc sol, Apis, Calc carb, Iodium, Kali hydriod, Carbo ani
 BONES AND JOINTS Calc carb, Carbo veg, Mercurius, Rhus, Silicea
 LARYNX Bromine, Hepar, Iodium, Kali chromicum, Phos, Spongia
 CRANIAL (Hydrocephalus) Ferr Iod
 PECTORAL CAVITY Carbo veg, Kali chrom, Phos
 ABDOMINAL CAVITY Arsen. Baryt. mur.

By disease name:
 . Impetigo figurata Cal. carb.
 . Pemphigus Dulcamara.
 . Eczema capitis Hep. sulph. cal.
 . Eczema rubruin Ferrum jodat.
 . Eczema capitis et faciei Kali chrom.
 . Verruce Lycopodium.
 . Eczema impetiginodes Mercur.
 . Eruption on the face Silicea.
 . Impetigo capitis Sulphur.
 . Impetigo larvata Sulphur.
 . Crusta lactea Viola tricolor.
 . Abscess on the lower leg Silicea.
 . Abscess Silicea.
 . Blepharitis phlegmonosa Acid. nitr.
 . Ophthalmia scrofulosa Apis. Acid nitr, Arsen, Baryta mur, calc carb, Hepar, Merc, Rhus
 . Keratitis chronica Aurum
 . Ophthalm. rheumatico-scrof. Aurum.
 . Blepharoblennorrhea Cale. carb.
 . Spots on the cornea, Euphrasia
 . Opacities of the cornea, Euphrasia
 . Ophthalm scroful Hepar
 . Ophthalm neonat Sulphur, Hepar
 . Ulcus cornesa perforans, Silicea
 . Cataract after suppressed tinea, sulph
 . Ophthalm scroful Sulphur
EARS Otorrhea, Calc carb, merc sol, sulph
NOSE Ozoena, Aurum
 . Polypus, Calc carb, Teucrium
 . Fibrous polypus, Calc carb
 . Coryza chronica, Kali bichrom, Nat Carb
MOUTH Aphthe, Merc sol
GLANDS Mesenterial glands, Bromium
 . Hypertrophical gland, Conium
 . Axillary gland, Hep sulph
 . Hypertrophia of the tonsil, Kali Chrom
 . Cervical glands, Lycopodium
 . Angina tonsillaris, Merc sol
 . Struma, Apis, Calc carb, Iodium, Kali hydriod.
BONES AND JOINTS Gonarthrocace, Calc carb, Carbo veg
 . Periostitis, Mercurius
 . Luxatio spontanea, Rhus
 . Caries of the right metatarsal bones, Silicea
 . Luxatio spontanea, Silicea
 . Croup ..... Bromium. Hep. sulph. calc.
 . Asthma laryngeum ... Iodium.
 . Croup ....Kali chromicum.Phosphorus. Spongia.
CRANIAL . Hydrocephalus acutus .. Ferrum jod.
 . Broncho-Pneumonia ... Carb. veg.
 . Catarrh with hoarseness .. Kal. chrom.
 . Bronchitis capillaris ... Phosphor.
 . Atrophia infant. .... Arsen. Baryt. mur.
 . Atrophia Calc. carb.
 . femoris, Dulcamara
 . Scarlatina scrof Phosphor
 . Convulsions of scrof Silicea
 . General scrofulosis, Sulphur

Goullon's Scrofula

Scrofula: The first and most important point of the book for me is that Scrofula is a Tubercular transformation (which I'd already noticed in the dogs).Bacillinum remains a major Reiki draw most of the year, with Psorinum taking up as winter comes along. Carcinosin is a major draw as well, but not year round. Syphilinum transformed a suffering, stunted puppy into a handsome tall guy once (but too tall, which is scrofulous as one author explains), but Psorinum does that transformation routinely and better. Medorrhinum I've never had success with to date, though dogs draw it on and off especially those whose kidneys are failing and are paraplegic - doesn't save them though.

The second major point is that Scrofula is a product of the Lymphatic malfunction (which I'd already realised:). The root cause is a digestive malfunction - the body being unable to produce the right body elements - bile too thick or too acidic, etc.

Scrofulosis is that dyscrasia which always aims at the formation of purulent exudations.

The scrofulous diathesis is a constitutional state favoring the development of inflammations of all kinds. He may develop tuberculosis of the lungs when construction favors it, and the eating and other habits develop the necessary toxin poisoning.

Count Mattei had already articulated in his electro homeopathic theory that the scrofulous and lymphatic are the only two states for electro-homeopaths to cure.

Both Cancer and Tuberculosis are alternate or developmental states of the same digestive malfunction.

Some anti-scrofulous picks are wonderful - he chooses Carbo animalis over Carbo veg which is something I've noticed with Reiki too. Clematis over other Ranunculae. Cicuta for the nervous system. I find interesting connections to electro-homeopathy in Euphrasia, Dulcamara and Teucrinum. The Baryta mur instead of the Carb is my pick too, and Hepar out of all the Calcs. Aurum is another I love.

The remedies I have trouble with are many as well. I haven't had much use for Silicea which he swears by. Calc carb too, the dogs don't draw (except in cm, which I'm afraid to give!).I haven't found Conium drawn at all, I would put Hydrocotyle in its place instead. Dulcamara is a remedy I'm afraid of since it brought up an aggravation that killed Lassie in 200x, and didn't cure the others.Lycopodium (moss) rarely gets drawn, the animals' energy prefers Bovista and Secale (both fungi that rot seeds).
The Cure - by resistance-building
"The cure is to build up lost resistance by rest, and to correct the sensuality.

It is obvious that the state of resistance--the state of enervation--must range from one nearly normal to one of almost no resistance at all. Scrofulous subjects should be in the open air and sunshine as much as possible; and, if they desire comfort and a reasonably long life, they must be moderate in all things."

Goullon's Scrofula - Remedy list

Goullon's 32 curative Scrofulous remedies
Goullon has this list for what he considers the best scrofulous remedies
Nitric acid
Baryta mur
Calc carb
Carbo veg
Carbo ani
Hepar sulph
Iodium, Ferrum iod, Calc iod
Kali carb
Kali chlor
Nat mur

Folia Juglandis (walnut leaves)
Rhus tox
Viola tricolor

Spongia tosta

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Borland's Pneumonias - Essentials

Borland's Pneumonias: 3 stages treated with 1m or 10m 4-hourly doses for 24 hours.
Initial stage: Aconite, Belladonna, Ferrum Phos, Ipecac.
Simple (frank) Pneumonia: Bryonia, Phosphorus, Veratrum Viride or Chelidonium.
Complicated Pneumonia: Baptista, Mercury, Rhus tox, Pyrogen, Hepar, Lachesis.
Creeping type or definite Broncho-pneumonia: Pulsatilla, Natrum Sulph, Senega, Lobelia.
Late Pneumonia: Ant tart, Carbo veg, Kali carb, Arsenic, Lycopodium, Sulphur.