Category Archives: Rhus Tox

Viewed through proving: Timelines – Rhus Tox

clockOne way is to look at a proving is to follow the timeline of developments, as noted by the provers.

In the Rhus-Tox proving, Hahnemann was helped by Franz, Fr. Hahnemann, Hartlaub and Trinks, Hornburg, J.G. Lehmann, Michler, E.F. Ruckert, Schroder and Stapf.

Lehmann and Michler felt effects after just half an hour, while those recorded by Hahnemann himself (shown without attribution), Fr. Hahnemann and Franz began after 1 hour. Stapf’s first symptom was recorded after 1 1/3 hr. Continue reading

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: Bryonia and Rhus Tox, together forever…

Viewed through proving: Bryonia and Rhus Tox, together forever…

Spot the differences

The whole question of movement aggravates or ameliorates in Bryonia and Rhus Tox is so frequently highlighted, but what about the full remedies?  What makes them so similar?  What else can be used to differentiate them? Continue reading

Viewed Through Proving: Rhus Tox – Overview

Night aggravates…

Viewed Through Proving:  Rhus Tox – Overview

I was delayed in writing this blog post by my own Rhus-Tox experience – a bout of flu where Rhus Tox cured.  So my personal thanks to Hahnemann…

On separating the proving symptoms into approximate sections, one thing is clear:  Rhus Tox is a remedy that relates strongly to many systems in the organism.  Symptoms relating to the Lower Extremities lead the field with 102 symptoms out of the total 975 in this proving.  Continue reading

Viewed through Proving: Rhus Tox – a prelude

When I was 11, I had the riveting experience of getting stitches for the first time, in my knee.  The anaesthetic was given ineptly, the stitching was poor (probably because the pain was such that I couldn’t stay still), and after being bandaged up carefully I was told sternly “now don’t move your knee till your next appointment in two weeks”.  After two weeks of immobility, the knee was painful and infected, I had fever, and at the next appointment I was given antibiotics and told to make sure I moved the knee constantly.  What’s the relevance?  Apart from yet another triumph for the British National Health Service in the 70’s?  Read on, gentle reader…

On reading the proving of Rhus Tox, it struck me that so often our assumptions about things can be close, but not quite accurate.  If a patient is worse when walking, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be better when sitting down or resting. Continue reading