Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
All or nothing Guilt
Disconnected Restless, escape
No integration Passion, instinct
Let us have a look at Bromium itself. The 'all or nothing' aspect of the single ele-ments provides us with the theme of Bromium in the form of feeling totally guilty, or not feeling guilty at all. The aggressive side of the Bromatums is most obvious in Bromium itself. It is therefore quite similar to medorrhinum in this aspect, as well as in their passion.
The guilty feeling is also very strongly present in Bromium. In the repertory we find the symptoms 'delusion people behind her', and 'delusion people looking over her shoulder'.
the delusion of being guilty.
They have the feeling that they are guilty. That is why they think that someone is behind them or following them. Later on they even feel that ghosts are chasing them. Their guilt might be about all sorts of things, for instance about sexuality. But they might also just have a vague, general feeling of guilt. They are easily frightened.
They feel unprotected and are inclined to run away. This tendency to escape takes the form of restlessness or desire to travel. They feel better near or on the sea; there is no authority there that may catch them.
Because they feel so guilty they can also be very aggressive, like: 'If I am guilty anyway, I'll show you what I can do'. They are particularly angry about interference.
At a later stage they may become psychotic, staring silently into space. This state may resemble stramonium or belladonna, also because of the fear of running water.
Fears: being chased, dark, heights, death, disease, alone, ghosts, speed, water.
Desire for company.
Location: left sided.
Physique: blond, blue eyed; slightly overweight; pale.
Temperature: warm, > fresh air, > sea (3), < draught.
Time: < summer.
Aversion: onions. eating, cold.
Menses: pain before menses.
Acrid, watery discharges.
Chorea and epilepsy.
Glandular swellings, hard, painful or painless.
Fever without perspiration. Cancer.
Colds with acrid discharge and hoarseness. Air feels cold. Mumps.
Enlarged thyroid. Hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
Allergic asthma with flapping alae nasi, constriction in throatpit. Whooping cough.
Swelling, inflammation and cancer of testes and ovaries.
Skin: acne, feeling of cobweb on face.
Stinking wounds with green pus.
DD: Bad, Bromatums, Fluoratums, Hep, Iod, Lyss, Med, Spong, Stram, Tub.
DD Med: Med is very similar to Brom. Common symptoms: feeling of being pursued, feeling somebody is behind them, sensitivity and passion, > sea and desire for chocolate. It is not easy to indicate the essential differences between these two remedies.
DD Cacao: Cacao also has many similarities with Bromum and Medorrhinum. Brom. and med have a strong craving for chocolate. Sherr (seminar,The Hague, 1992) has conducted a proving of chocolate. Symptoms which featured strongly were love, passion and sexuality. It is also worth noticing that in the laboratories gonococci are cultivated on chocolate.