Author: Jan Scholten
642.14.05 Caulophyllum thalictroides
English: Blue cohosh.
They have a desire for children and taking care of them. But they have a fear that they are too weak to do this properly. They fear that they cannot conceive, they cannot complete a pregnancy, that they are too weak to withstand a labour, that they cannot get up after labour and have enough milk for the child. They fear that their child is not strong enough for this life, so they feel they need to protect it more.
They have a fear of losing their children. They even fear their children leaving home and starting their own life, the empty nest syndrome. They have the feeling that their life has come to an end, that there is nothing more for them to do. They fear that their life will become meaningless and useless once their children have left the house: the empty nest syndrome.
In general they are timid, have the idea that they are not strong. They are timid and hold back. The holding back quality is also expressed physically, in holding back during labour and after labour.
Ailments pregnancy, parturition, lactation; from children leaving home; “empty nest” syndrome.
They feel that they are too weak to raise children.
They feel that they are too weak to give birth to children.
They feel that their children are too weak for the world.
Nervous, weak, trembling. Fretful, apprehensive.
Hysteria and sadness < menses. False conception.
Refuses to eat.
Delusion: pregnant, not pregnant.
Colour preference: 19C.
Weather: chilly, > warmth, < open air.
Time: < 1 am.
Food: < coffee > mustard.
Energy: weakness, internal trembling.
Nervous: chorea, hysteria or epilepsy at puberty, during establishment of menstrual function.
Vertigo < looking upward.
Head: headache, frontal, left, < before menses.
Eyes: upper eyelids heavy, has to raise them with fingers.
Face: moth spots on forehead.
Throat: voice weak.
Abdomen: tension, fullness in lower abdomen.
Female: menses problems, dysmenorrhoea, cramping, neuralgic, sharp, cramping, intermittent, uterus extending to bladder, groins, lower extremities; premenstrual symptoms, pain in small of back, bitter taste, vertigo, chilliness; flow scanty with intense nausea and vomiting of bile; uterus displaced; leucorrhoea acrid, exhausting; infertility; threatened abortion; cervix, needle-like pricking pains; labour difficult, cervix rigid, does not dilate, contractions are very painful, short, irregular, spasmodic, no progress being made; placenta retained; haemorrhage, passive, after abortion, after hasty labour; tonus lowered. After pains: after long exhausting labour; spasmodic, across lower abdomen; extend into groins; lochia protracted; great atony; passive, oozing for days from relaxed vessels; uterus congested, full, spasmodic, bearing down.
Back: backache, sacral, cervical, sternocleidomastoid.
Limbs: arthritis, painful, stiff, small joints, changing place every few minutes, intermittent, paroxysmal, spasmodic; severe drawing pains, wrists and fingers; with swelling; cutting in joints, when closing hands; also in thighs, feet, ankles, toes; < pregnancy; weak knees.