In the proving of Platina, the section on Lower Extremities stands out, with approximately 64 symptoms, followed closely by emotional symptoms, clocking in at 41 symptoms. Upper and lower extremities taken together constitute over 100 symptoms, roughly 20% of the entire proving. Stomach and abdominal symptoms, sleep issues and headaches also play a prominent part. Continue reading
Any way you cut it, the proving of Platina is problematic. Hughes’ comment at the beginning of the proving brings its reliability into question: “To the above-named fellow-observer (Gross) most of the symptoms of Platina are credited. They are taken from a proving instituted by him, chiefly on “a damsel both bodily and mentally healthy and blooming, though somewhat excitable,” who took does of the 1st trituration equivalent in all to between two and three grains of the mental. The results of this proving were originally published in Vol. I of the Archiv.” Continue reading
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Tagged chronic diseases, Dr. Gustav Wilhelm Gross, hahnemann, Homeopathy, homoeopathy, materia medica, Platina, provings
Lady Platina feels an arch smile coming on…
Ever experienced this? You prescribe Platina for a homoeopathy student, or for someone who has read up about remedies.
She looks up and raises an eyebrow (or tries to), with an attempt at an arch smile.
“Really?” she asks, incredulously but with a measure of pure delight, “Platina? I’m Platina?” (in itself a wrong description, no person “is” a remedy)
It’s tantamount to telling a female patient she still has “it”. And try telling a homoeopathy-savvy patient that Platina is definitely not for her – she will often be deeply insulted… Continue reading
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Tagged Carroll Dunham, Gross, hahnemann, Homeopathy, homoeopathy, materia medica, Platina, proving, remedies, Stapf