Case of Lac Delfinum
Dr. Amruta Hede (BHMS)
Co- Authors: Armeen Jasavala and Dr. Alifiya Dedanwala, Editors ‘the other song’
This is a case of a 7-year old-girl with recurrent pain in the abdomen around the umbilical region accompanied by offensive loose stools. She consulted Dr. Amruta Hede on 12th May 2015. She got frequent episodes of stomach infections with severe pain in her abdomen. She had no other ailments and nothing major in the past.
Her mother described her as a very happy child. She was mature for her age and understanding by nature. She followed Buddhism and loved to pray and chant. She was a loving, caring and affectionate child. She was very attached to her family. She loved celebrating her birthday at home along with her family. She wrote letters to her parents every other day. Her mother felt she understood people and their emotions very deeply.The child could understand what was going on within from their expressions. She was an expressive person and insisted on spending quality time with family.
Her hobbies included reading, writing and travelling. She wrote a story about a girl who was abandoned by her parents left alone on the streets. She was taken home by another girl who took her around and they had adventures together. At last, she met her family and her parents happen to accept her back.
She was very sensitive about family and relationships,especially the stories thatwere about children losing their parents or being separating from them. These stories affected her very much.
She described a movie about two sisters; one of which leaves and goes away after indulging in a quarrel and the latter goes looking for her and finally finds her. She liked the part where the latter saves her from a trap of an evil person.
She loved travelling, admiring nature and beauty. She took interest in understanding different places. She enjoyed reading; suspense and adventure-related stories. For example, she loved the story of a mouse who got lost and later managed to meet his family again.
She hadhappy dreams of flying; she saw beautiful rainbows and she was jumping on the clouds and jumping on the huge mountains.
She also dreamt about atiger chasing her and she is running. Another dream was about being kidnapped and taken to a place where children are tortured, choked, their clothes are removed and they are given rags to wear.She was separated from her parents.
She desired to go cycling with her father in the mountains because its bumpy. While riding she liked the speed breakers because she went up in the air for some time and came down (here, the patient made a hand gesture of diving her hand up and down in a wave pattern).
She loved animals like rabbits, dogs, dolphins and penguins. Out of all of these the dolphin was her favorite animal because it is very intelligent, friendly, and helps people. She once saw a documentary where a dolphinsaved a human, which left a lasting thought in her mind.
She craved for sweets and cold coffee.
From the above history, we understand that patient is strongly connected to her family and is very sensitive about being separated from them. This was reconfirmed several times in her story, dreams and emotional level.
She is a communicative, expressive, friendly and helpful person. This strong connection with family and sensitivity towards separation gives us a hint of the Lac group of the Animal kingdom.
She has dreams of being pursued by a tiger, which gives us the theme of predator and prey.
She comes across as a helpful person especially for those who are abandoned and helpless. We understand this from her story of one girl helping another who was abandoned by her family.
When we repertorize her distinguishing and peculiar symptoms we see the following:
In the above chart we see Lac delphinum beautifully covering her characteristic symptoms. We also know that dolphin is her favorite animal. She described dolphin as intelligent, friendly, and helping, which are the exact characteristics of the girl herself.
An interesting point to note was the hand gesture of diving when she spoke about jumping on the clouds and in the mountains. Later, her mother also confirmed she liked swimming like a dolphin. These additional points of information help us to be surer of the remedy because patient’s energy corresponds to that of the source.
This theme of helping others in need came up again and again, and in nature, dolphins display an interesting behaviorcalled “Epimeletic behavior”, which means that they show great concern for others. Dolphins are often known for saving humans and helping other sea animals. They are very friendly, expressive, communicative animals who share a strong connection with humans. Dolphins also love to jump in the ocean (they go high up in the air and then dive down into the sea – similar to the gesture the child was making).
ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS OFLAC DELPHINUM
- Helpfulness and Epimeletic Behavior
We see the following expressions in Lac delphinium patients: helping, caring, compassion, nursing, nurturing, foster, support etc.
Lac delphinium individualsare mischevious, they love singing, amusement, fun, entertainment, pleasure, teasing and joking with people.
- Energy of Aggression
Aggression could be seen in Lac delphinium patients with following expressions: bumping, slamming, banging, dashing, crashing and whipping.
- Connection with Water
Dolphins are graceful in the water and show gymnastic qualities. This is also present in individuals who require the medicine. They love waves ocean, sea, floating, diving, spinning, swirling, surfing etc.
Follow Up 1(26/15/18)
The patient explains that after one month of treatment the abdominal pinching has reduced in frequency and intensity by 70%.
Follow Up 2(22/12/15)
The patient has reported a full recovery. She is mentally cheerful and still follows up with us when an acute condition comes up.
Dr. Amruta Hede (BHMS)
Dr. Amruta joined ‘the other song’ International clinic as a Resident Doctor in March 2013. She received her BHMS degree from Shri. Kamakshidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Goa in 2010. She has been practicing Homoeopathy in Mumbai for the past 5 years. He has been successfully gaining experience under the guidance of eminent doctors like Dr.Sudhir Baldota, Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, Dr. Paresh Vasani, Dr. Rashmi Jaising and Dr. Munjal Thakkar. Her growing interest led her take charge of a charitable clinic ‘Gurukul’ where she been working under Dr. Sankaran. With the intention to spread her acquired knowledge and experience, she participated in a Teacher’s Training program and has been teaching in basic, advance and university related courses at the other song ever since then.
April 9, 2019