Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
5.11.2 Argentum phosphoricum
Boericke mentions Argentum phosphoricum as an excellent remedy against oedema.
Preservation of art Communicative
Preservation of ideas Sympathetic
Conservative Friends and neighbours
Arrogant Learning Curiosity
Holding on to ideas in order to communicate.
Preserving art in order to learn.
Preservation of art for friends.
Sympathetic towards other people’s art.
A brother who is a mecenas.
An arrogant brother.
An artistic friend.
Having to be arrogant in order to be allowed to study.
Failure through open communication.
Picture of Argentum phosphoricum
Essence: preservation of arts in order to communicate.
Preservation of arts in order to communicate
They want to be very special and they love to show how talented they are. They have to hold on to these talents in order to stay in contact with their friends and family. If their talent dries up their friends and acquaintances might lose interest in them and go and look for a more interesting artist to talk to instead. They keep an eye on everyone, they are very sympathetic and concerned about their friends, but at the same time they like to be the centre of attention themselves with an interesting story or an unusual piece of work.
They like to make friends with other artists or scientists.They are interested in the artistic performances of all their relations and love to have an intelligent conversation with interesting people. This stimulates their own creativity, it is as if they can work better and can hold on to their talents better when they are in the company of like minded friends. Their relationships are often very deep and passionate.
A brother who is a mecenas
Perhaps they have got a brother who is an artist or a sportsman who has to prove himself and who might be very arrogant, wanting to attract all the attention to himself. Or perhaps one of their family members, like a brother or sister, is a mecenas who wants to preserve the arts.
Preservation of art in order to learn
They are often high achievers at school, wanting to be noticed for their artistic talents. This may lead to the feeling that they have to achieve something very special in the artistic or scientific field in order to be allowed to continue their studies.
Or they will become teachers themselves, preferably in the art subjects. They like to play around with language and may even make it their profession. They tend to have a natural air of authority, especially as long as they are convinced of their aptitude for the subject. When they get into unknown territory they are not so sure whether they can maintain their learned image.
Failure through open communication
They are very sensitive to criticism, especially when they are on unknown territory. As long as they can successfully display their creative talents everything will be fine, but when the criticism comes a bit too close to home they get very nervous.
They may fail by talking too openly about their ideas. Their so called friends may run off with one of these ideas and develop it for himself, creating competition and eventually overtaking him. Trying to keep up and stay ahead of these development eventually proves to be too exhausting for them.
Fears: heights, narrow spaces, performances, speeches, alone, dark, thunder, twilight, disease and death of family and friends, fears come and go easily; easily frightened.
Dreams: heights, falling.
Irritability: < humiliation.
Mood: haughty, timid, yielding; lively, cheerful; excited, hurried, impatient; changeable, hysterical, hypersensitive; soft, calm, serene, peaceful; worried, serious, gloomy, crying, nervous, restless, discontented.
Mental: clear, confused, lack of concentration, forgetful, precise, delirious, exhausted, numb, insane, dementia; curious, restless, imaginative, exhausted.
Contacts: -> talking, speech hurried, < large company, <- intimacy.
Hobbies: singing, art, music, violin, anthroposophy, bowling.
Professions: artist, painter, writer, musician, teacher, scientist, doctor, priest, vicar, bishop, shaman, governor, secretary, representative, public relations officer, advertising agent, top sportsman or woman.
Causes: disaster, humiliation, wounded pride.
Type: thin, tall, red haired.
Weather: warm; but < heat and sun, outside, < damp and cold, < wind, < thunder.
Time: < 9 am and 9 pm.
Desires: sweet (3), fruit, fresh (2), sour, chocolate, alcohol, wine, whiskey, coffee, salt, sauces (2), spices, salt, fish (3), ice-cream, chicken, cold drinks.
Aversion: fat (2), meat, (2), sour, drinks, salt, fish, oysters.
Sleep: difficulty falling asleep, short nap; somnambulism.
Physical: > rubbing, < cats, smells, wool, < touch; < coition.
Pains: bruised, burning; itching, stiff, tight, band, constriction, electric shocks.
Discharges are grey,bright red blood.
Cancer. Weakness, anxiety, paralysis.
Neurological complaints, shocks, Parkinson’s.
Headache, migraine (3); in forehead, temples and vertex; << school.
Neuralgia with shooting electric pains, tingling, numbness.
Eye infections. Strabismus, divergent, left. Lazy eye, poor vision.
Ear: infections, blocked.
Nose: colds with watery coryza, nosebleeds.
Throat infection left side, cold drinks.
Laryngitis, hoarseness, < talking, singing; loss of voice, hoarseness, stammering.
Lung complaints, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis. Hyperventilation.
Palpitations > lying on left side, > inspiration. cerebral haemorrhage, petechia.
Stomach complaints. Vomiting < drinking; Bowels: rumbling, flatus, odourless or stinking, diarrhoea and constipation.
Inflammation of bladder. Kidney diseases with oedema. Incontinence < coughing.
Inflammation of vagina, ovaries, testicles, may lead to cancer.
Bone problems, growing pains, rickets, osteoporosis. Cartilage problems, thickening, deformities, arthritis, ribs.
Pain in neck and stiffness < morning. Pain in arms. neck feels swollen. Writers cramp.
’Pain on the front of the left shoulder, radiating and shooting through arm to hand, accompanied by feeling of paralysis, numbness and tingling’, motion. Tennis elbow. Stiff hands.
Back ache, sciatica, shooting down leg, < sitting (3), motion.
Skin: eczema, itching. Melanoma. Hair loss.
DD: Silicon series, Silver series, Stage 11-15, Carcinosin, China, Lycopodium, Manganum, Palladium, Plumbum, Pulsatilla, Silica, Zincum.