Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Exhaustion, apathy Clothing
Active, hurried Beauty, grace and harmony
Lively, fresh, extrovert Joy
Aggression, fighting Love and relationships
Desire for unity Jealousy
Let us now combine the Acidum element with that of Sulphur. We then get the following essence: the idea that their love and their relationship is exhausted. They have the feeling that their relationship is not really very good. They try to do whatever they can to improve it, until they have completely exhausted themselves.
When they have 'exhausted' all possibilities, they finally give up. They get into a state of apathy towards their partner, because they cannot see any future in the relationship anymore.
Another variation could be that they have a great desire to feel 'one' with their partner, one in their love for each other. This desire often goes beyond what is possible in reality. They tend to lose sight of reality with its happy, but also its unhappy, moments. When they finally realise this, they suddenly feel lonely and isolated.
Their attitude usually attracts a partner with the same ideals. Their partner also wants to get everything out of the relationship. The reality with its ups and downs isn’t good enough, the partner urges them on to make the relationship absolutely perfect. This demands so much of them that they finally have nothing left to give.
Another variation is that of 'hurry without grace'. They can be so hurried that all sense of beauty and harmony gets lost. Their conversations may also lose a sense of beauty. One could say that they exhaust themselves to avoid clichés (Sulphuricum).
A striking symptom is mentioned by Clarke (1985, vol 3, page 1330): 'seriousness alternating with buffoonery'. Here we see the seriousness of Sulphur alter-nating with the joking liveliness of the Acidums.
The idea that they have to make a great effort for their love relationship. Mind: the idea that they have to do all they can to improve their love relationship.
The other side is also present, as in Sulphur: the inability to handle their emotions. This can result in a relationship with little depth in it, which spurs them on even more to improve it. They think about it all the time while they are at work, and it makes them hasty and hurried in their actions. They want to do too many things at once. Or they try and find recognition in their work to compensate for the unsatisfactory relationship. At a later stage they might even get depressed, which they will try to suppress by drinking. This may lead to moods which alternate between depression and elation.
Temperature: warm, < heat.
Time: < 5 am and 9 pm.
Desire: sweet, fat, sour.
Aversion: sour, eggs.
Physical: results of accidents or sprains.
Haemorrhages. Varicose veins.