Monday, June 29, 2009
By: Dr. Marcela N. Casais (Photo credit: Hans Hillewaert, Wikimedia Commons).
Kent says that in Sepia "love is not shown as affection", he means that love exists, but it manifestation is benumbed and cannot be expressed. There is no absence of emotions but the intention of escape from them.
All the love expressions, marital, paternal, filial and even friendship burns Sepia out, and she feels that they avoid her privacy and independence (company agg., being alone am. Kent). That’s why Sepia shelters in occupation and in being alert to the house and family requirements. But finally, burned out, she desires to fly away from them, but her duty feeling doesn’t let her and the indifference to loved ones comes forth.
Sepia women reject their femininity, they are masculine, and like active games, so the trigger of her pathological picture, appears when she must assume her feminine roll: first menses, marriage, sexuality, pregnancy, child bed, and kids.
Marriage is a crucial period for Sepia. Making concessions to her mate is very difficult because her intolerance to contradiction, generates discussions in which she shrieks with anger and trembling, and then, she leaves the room smashing the door with violence in order to have the last word. Sepia can be highly irritable, quarrelsome and impatient, especially with her mate, overwhelming him with sarcasms and insults.
If she cannot get her independence, she chooses the complaint, the discontent with everything, the offense, and the sermon. Playing the roll of a martyr, she claims for love and affection, feeling forsaken, but when they give love to her, she shows indifference, and laments her destiny. "She is never happy unless she bothers someone" (Kent).
She is neither sentimental nor dictatorial with her kids, though she is frequently positive and doesn’t bear silliness, she gets angry for any trifle, she is censorious, she scolds everybody, and finds others´ faults. She shows a great irritability for the tiniest thing, she is nasty and she’s in a constant bad mood.
She’s not indulgent and she wants to make her children to be self-sufficient so she can get her own freedom. But in some cases she is over demanding with them.
Maternity is not easy for Sepia, because it is an excessive psychological drainage too much tiresome, so the indifference to the loved ones, is the result more than the cause of her troubles, that’s why she presents ailments during pregnancy, labor and child bed. Sepia frequently has sterility and abortion tendency.
She can be antisocial with family and friends due to her aversion to company and to the physical effort that being sociable demands. In the social intercourse she is excessively open, and almost rudeness. Sepia isn’t mischievous but impolite, although her comments can make us feel uncomfortable.
In a social party, she keeps away and silent, till the dance begins, then she begins to enjoy the party.
Female sexuality is characterized by having little interest or sexual energy. It is carried as a charge, the symptom that better express it is "bearing down".
Pain in the sexual intercourse is intolerable and can become vaginism. The absence of enjoyment and the insensibility in vagina are not infrequent. There also may be irritability post-coitus and symptoms aggravation after coitus.
Menses and sexual ailments are common, including frigidity and menopause disorders.
It is remarkable her aversion to being touched, bothered, and to be approached. She desires to be alone and to lie with her eyes shut.
The affective problematical in Sepia men don’t differs from the female’s, and there is a parallel in the sexual symptomatology.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Western science has been marching towards the discovery of increasingly smaller particles of matter for the past centuries, from molecules and atoms to sub-atomic particles and quarks.
Likewise, the evolution of technology has witnessed the miniaturization of devices along with their increased capabilities. "Nanotechnology" has become the popular term to refer to the study and manufacture of devices of molecular dimensions, of the range of nanometers or one-billionth of a meter.
Homeopathic medicines are so small in dose that it is appropriate to refer to them as a part of a newly defined field of nanopharmacology. To understand the nature and the degree of homeopathy’s nanopharmacology, it is important to know the following characteristics of how homeopathic medicines are made.
* Most homeopathic medicines are made by diluting a medicinal substance in a double-distilled water. It should be noted that physicists who study the properties of water commonly acknowledge that water has many mysterious properties. Because homeopaths use a double-distilled water, it is highly purified, enabling the medicinal substance to solely infiltrate the water. The medicinal solution is usually preserved in an 87% water/alcohol solution.
* Each substance is diluted, most commonly, 1 part of the original medicinal agent to 9 or 99 parts double-distilled water. The mixture is then vigorously stirred or shaken. The solution is then diluted again 1:9 or 1:99 and vigorously stirred. This process of diluting and stirring is repeated 3, 6, 12, 30, 200, 1,000, or even 1,000,000 times.
* It is inaccurate to say that homeopathic medicines are just extremely diluted; they are extremely "potentized." Potentization refers to the specific process of sequential dilution with vigorous stirring. The theory is that each consecutive dilution in conjunction with the process of shaking/stirring infiltrates the new double-distilled water and imprints upon it the fractal form of the original substance used (fractal refers to the specific consecutively smaller pattern or form within a larger pattern).
Homeopathy Clinical Evidence:
Homeopathy first became popular in Europe and the United States primarily because of the astounding successes it had in treating people during various infectious disease epidemics in the 19th century. The death rates in the homeopathic hospitals from cholera, scarlet fever, typhoid, yellow fever, pneumonia, and others was typically one-half to even one-eighth that in conventional medical hospitals.
Similarly results were also observed in mental institutions and prisons under the care of homeopathic physicians as compared to those under the care of conventional doctors.
Choosing Homeopathic Remedies:
In homeopathy they are not looking for symptoms that are common to a diagnosis but for symptoms that are different and individual - they are not trying to explain the condition but to find a remedy for it by matching the specific characteristics of the patient's symptoms to the specific characteristics of the remedy.
Best known aspects of a remedy are called Keynotes: these include the mental/emotional and/or physical symptoms, plus modalities and causation. Remedies are most often prescribed for first-aid just on Keynotes.