Psychiatry Series 2018 Case Of Phytolacca Dr Annette

Psychiatry Series 2018 Case Of Phytolacca Dr Annette

Dr. Annette Sneevliet

A real-life case.

I see a 50 year old, calm, composed, clear woman who expresses herself very precise. She tells that she hasn’t felt well ever since the birth of her children. She often has a severe headache, she is tired and her left breast still troubles her. Immediately after birth she has had a severe mastitis and ever since her breast has never been free of pain. The children have limited her life. She says literally: “I have given up my own identity and my own life since the coming of my children.”

She describes her headache:

“Stuck” HG (hands move towards each other);

“pressure from all sides, crushed, constriction” HG;

“shrunken” HG.

And she describes the opposite as:

“Open” HG (hands open, away from each other);

“expansion” HG;

“becoming bigger” HG.

She also tells about her life:

“This feels the same, my personality is ‘stuck’ HG since the children, I can’t live my own life, I feel ‘tied down’ HG. 

I decide to give her a medicine from the cactus family, given the clear “Language” of the remedy itself.

And now I also understand that her feeling of not being able to live her own identity, not being able to do her own thing, is part of the evolutionary point of this plant family.

The first medicine I give her is Opuntia, in various potencies with a partial improvement.

The headache and fatigue improve, but don’t disappear. The pain in her mamma also remains. I prescribe other remedies from the cactus family, without clear improvement.

Although she is content with the treatment, I know that a real similimum can be of more significance to her. The plant family seems clear. The evolutionary point is also right, she is stuck and wants to break free, to lead her own life. Therefore, I study all homoeopathic remedies from subclass 3.

And there I see Phytolacca!!

Again I ask her about the symptoms of her breast inflammation and at that time every symptom was Phytolacca. Even the feeling in her breast now is Phytolacca: induration mamma.

After Phytolacca all symptoms disappear. She hardly has any headaches anymore, the fatigue is gone and the breast complaints that existed more than 20 years, disappear.

She has become much more confident and puts herself first more often.

Again, we only know the effect of Phytolacca from physical symptoms. From the evolutionary point of this plant we also understand the vital issues of our patient and will be able to prescribe faster and more effective.

In addition, we also learn to understand the “language” of the plant itself.

All plants from subclass 3 will show us the sensation of being “stuck” and want to break free, like in Nitrogenium in the mineral kingdom.


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