Tag Archives: opium

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.

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A chat with the Master: Evil spirits and Aphorism 148

A chat with the Master:  Evil spirits and Aphorism 148

(DISCLAIMER!  No dreams, drugs or hyperphysical means were actually used or abused in the writing of this article!)

I’m sure I was holding my pipe…now where did I put it…

After spending perhaps too much time studying opium, I had an extremely vivid dream.  Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was sitting in front of me, in the flesh! (well, it was a dream).  He was smoking his pipe – when I asked him to stop, he looked meaningfully at the cappuccino which had materialized in front of me, and I understood that we would just have to tolerate each others’ bad habits.  Dr. Hahnemann leaned back in his chair, puffing vigorously, and said: “I know you have questions.  This is your chance, young lady!” (I was about to correct him but thought – he is after all over 200 years old…) 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