Sub class 3-Family Carophylids: Remedy PHYTOLACA
Dr. Annette Sneevliet
A case of chronic mastitis in 50 year old woman
We can compare subclass 3 in the plant kingdom with the evolutionary point of Nitrogenium in the mineral kingdom.
It is the time you have to pass a narrow tube, are stuck, to be able to really adopt your own personality, your own identity after that. The family of the Cactaceae are found here in the Yakir system. Patients in need of these plants will tell you they have trouble to adopt an own identity. They fight against the mother energy, struggle for separation.
They want their own boundaries. Or, they are still being assimilated by something and absolutely want to have their individuality and so they fight against it. Their sensitivity and reactivity lies on this level. When you bring these people on sensation level, that is the language where the plant itself “talks”, then they constantly talk about oppression, constriction, being crushed, held small, shrunken and with these words they use their hands, HG, to illustrate it.
And the opposite is free, open and expanding.
In the sensation method it can sometimes be difficult to separate this plant family from the Hamamelideae. This sensation could also be confusedwith the Euphorbiaceae. The “language” of the plants themselves, together with the gestures,is very similar. But the evolutionary point is different.
With the Hamamelideae “free” and “open” HG means back to the undifferentiated, universal, unformed freedom.
With the Euphorbiaceae we will hear the issues from subclass 5, such as work, issues on morality, right and wrong, feeling of guilt etc. We will get back to this later.
With the Cactaceae “open” and “free” HG is the state that you finally are allowed to live your own identity, be able to express your own being here on earth.
From the oppression into the freedom of an own differentiated existence.
Therefore the personalities of these people differ.
They are not vague, like the Hamamelideae, they want to make their own decisions, fight against the oppression, don’t want to be stuck in something someone else imposes on them. But they haven’t yet developed so far that superego issueslike morality and guilt prevail.
Time and again, I am impressed by the beauty and clarity of the classification Yakir has made. And how the sensation, that is the moment in which the plant itself “talks”, the plant itself takes its place in the evolution scheme and expresses itself very clearly.
Again we here see that subclass 3 has good “linguistic skills”. The sensation is clear and the gestures in this plant family are clear and distinct.
But where, with the sensation method of many plant families, we only understood their sensation, we are now able to grasp every word of our patientsconcerningtheirlife and sensitivities.
Therefore, cactuses will speak of their troubles of being themselves, how they fight for their own identity, how hard it is for them to stand up for themselves. Now we can use all this as an extra confirmation in our differential diagnosis.
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;
And she describes the opposite as:
“Open” HG (hands open, away from each other);
“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 todo 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.
January 9, 2020