Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
We can be brief in the description of Cuprum. Vithoulkas (1991, page 23) has written about it, and so has Smits (1992, page 78), who has given us a particularly clear and broad picture of this remedy.
An easy way to remember the essence of Cuprum is to remember the word cramp. Cuprum has cramp on the mental, emotional and physical level. They feel as if they continually have to stretch themselves to take everyone’s wishes into consideration. The violent cramp in the calves is symbolic of the feeling of having to walk on their toes all the time. They have to be kind and please everybody.
They are very afraid of doing things wrong. That is why they tend to stick strictly to the rules, and they expect others to do the same. If someone doesn’t follow the rules they will tell. They are the sort of children who are tell-tales.
We find in this remedy the general ambitious character of the iron group. They have to fulfil their task and they do this with great perseverance, with fanaticism even.
Being looked at, or being touched aggravates
They hate being looked at or being touched. They immediately feel that the other person thinks they have done something wrong. They easily feel insulted or criticised. And because they feel that they are already stretched to their limit to please everyone they will quickly take offence and get very angry.
They can get very aggressive and will kick, punch, shout, scream and break things in their anger.
Temperature: cold, cold feet.
Desires: cold food and drinks.
Aversion: boiled potatoes. > cold drinks (2).
Neurological: cramps, tetanus, epilepsy. Thumbs are clenched inside fist.
Mouth: < teething.
Bronchitis, cough, asthma. Whooping cough
Raynaud's disease. Heart cramps.
Diarrhoea, stomach cramps, cholera.
DD: Calc, Bell (many of the nightshades contain copper), Camph, Carc, Dulc, Ferr, Hyos, Ferrum group, Magnesiums, Stram, Verat, Zinc.