Category Archives: Opium

Viewed through proving: looking back at 2013

Nuts and BoltsThe remedies reviewed so far include: Alumina, Arnica, Bryonia, Calcarea Carbonica, Chamomilla, Ignatia, Lycopodium, Mercury, Nitric Acid, Nux Vomica, Opium, Platina, Rhus Tox, Sulphur and Veratrum Album.

The two popular non-remedy posts on the blog were:
10 Tips for Homoeopathy Students and 10 tips for when the remedy isn’t working…

Below you’ll find some links to more 2013 posts:
Viewed through proving: Bryonia and Rhus Tox, together forever…
Viewed through proving: Opium distortions
A chat with the Master: Evil spirits and Aphorism 148
Viewed through proving: Nux Vomica
Viewed through proving: Lycopodium – without all the hot air
Viewed through proving: IGNATIA’s alternating symptoms
Changed and unchanged mental symptoms in prescribing
Viewed through Proving: Platina – tamed…
Viewed through proving: Calc-Carb (and a good cup of coffee)

Viewed through proving: Opium distortions

Opium – not a perfume for pain-relief…

Well, did you find Hahnemann’s prescribing tip in his introduction in my last post?  It is one of the most important points to note about how to use the remedy, and also reinforces the need for correct practice in all cases of homoeopathic prescribing.

Opium does not cause any pain when given in proving.  It’s unusual that way.  As Hahnemann informs us, most remedies, if given in proving, will cause some pain.  Continue reading

Viewed through proving: Opium aggravates

Most of Opium’s proving symptoms can be summarized very simply in the following words:  Opium aggravates.

The best overview of this remedy is that which Hahnemann gives in the introduction to the proving – so here it is. Go on, read the whole thing. You know you can do it.  For those who get bored quickly, look for an important prescribing tip in the text relating to how to prescribe Opium effectively homoeopathically for pain relief.

Read on! Continue reading

Viewed through proving: Opium, primary and secondary action

The Perfidious Poppy

“It is much more difficult to estimate the action of opium than of almost any other drug.”

You may already be familiar with my penchant for tables.  There’s a quote below which in usual unwieldy translation of originally unwieldy German is difficult to read.  Here’s the information in table form, and then read the quote: Continue reading