Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.8.1 Ferrum nitricum
Clarke gives a brief description of Ferrum pernitricum, but doesn’t mention Ferrum nitricum.
Durable Tension Congestion
Persevering and idealistic.
Discipline creates tension.
Beating people through tension.
Fighting for relaxation.
Enjoying your exams.
Duty gets in the way of enjoyment.
Perseverance in order to feel free.
Failure through too much assertiveness.
Picture of Ferrum nitricum
Essence: firm and assertive.
Firm and assertive
They like to assert themselves through their work and persevere in what they consider to be their duty. They want to show the world what they are worth and they do this by means of presenting their ideals and then pushing as hard as they can to get them realised.
Their will power is extremely strong and they never relax the tension. Their plans are always straight and to the point, but they themselves can feel quite emotional and tense.
Discipline creates tension
They try to keep their tension under control by being very disciplined, hoping that order and routine can keep that busy and restless feeling at bay. But it usually has the opposite effect: all these rules and regulations make them feel even more hurried and tense.
Beating people through tension
They are very impatient and the slightest form of criticism can provoke quite an extreme reaction, like a sudden slap for the person who happens to contradict them. Injustice or time wasting is something that makes them very angry.
Fighting for relaxation
They are under so much pressure that there is no longer time for any sort of relaxation. They have to fight for some space for themselves, for some time away from work. As soon as they think they have finished their task there is another job waiting for them. Their sense of duty prevents them from saying ‘enough is enough’. In their desperation to get rid of this pressure they may suddenly go to the other extreme and fling off all responsibilities.
They may even feel that relationships are nothing more than yet another duty, so they would rather avoid them. A mother might feel her child to be a heavy burden, or a husband may experience the presence of his wife as a huge pressure.
Perseverance in order to feel free
They like to work, and at the same time to be themselves. They feel they cease to exist if they allow others to walk all over them. Their feeling of self-worth disappears as soon as they are not allowed to be busy and exuberant.
Failure through too much assertiveness
Their extreme assertiveness can also lead to failures. They can be so pushy and put others under so much pressure that they turn round and say: ‘Why don’t you do it yourself’. Nobody wants to be involved anymore.
The other extreme is that they are so desperate to enjoy life that there is no time for work and the whole thing fails because they spend all their time or money on other things.
Failure means the end of pleasure
When they fail they feel they don’t deserve to enjoy themselves anymore. They feel guilty if they make mistakes, even if this is caused by the pressure they are under. Then the guilt takes over: they think that from now on they won’t be allowed to enjoy themselves and they will probably get ill or some other terrible thing will happen to make sure the fun is over.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, cerebral haemorrhage, crowds, death, accidents, narrow spaces (3), being locked up, tunnels, caves, shops, lifts, planes, trains, enjoyment, disease (3), cancer, heart disease, vague, unknown, life, strangers, future, travelling, flying, open spaces, insects, spiders, snakes.
Dreams: unsuccessful efforts, paralysis, straight lines, battles, fights, contests, war, water, falling, dead people, dead friends.
Delusions: large open spaces, criminals, poisoned, war.
Mood: happy, restless, gloomy.
Irritability: quarrelsome, cursing, insulting, choleric, < noise, < pain, < opposition, about food, < contradiction.
Contacts: <- company.
Professions: soldier, midwife, secretary, blacksmith, builder.
Causes: opposition, contradiction, criticism, quarrels, suppressed will, injustice, abuse, incest, parents absent.
Type: obese (3), red hair.
Weather: warm, < heat, outside, < damp; hot flushes.
Time: < 3 and 9 am; < summer; sudden complaints.
Desires: fried bacon (3), fat, fatty meat, ham, cheese (3), salt, carbonated drinks, tomatoes, meat.
Aversion: fat (2), cheese (2), fat, ham, meat, beans, eggs, tomatoes, nuts.
Food: < eggs, tomatoes, sour, tea, beer, cheese, fat, bacon, beans, coffee, meat.
Menses: profuse (3), large clots.
Physical: < pressure, pressure of clothes, driving in a car; > slow movement, < exertion; < noise, rustling of paper.
Discharges putrid and stinking.
Pains congestive, pulsating (3), stitching, as of splinters (3).
Redness, swelling and heat.
Hot flushes (3), < night, < after urinating.
Vertigo < wine, getting up.
Headache every 14 days.
Red cheeks, < wine.
Nose: crusts, difficult to dislodge and painful. Sneezing.
Heart and vascular diseases (3); angina pectoris. Palpitations, arrhythmia.
Arteriosclerosis. Claudicatio. Cerebral haemorrhage. Anaemia (3), from lack of iron. Low and high bloodpressure
Stomach complaints, vomiting without nausea. Diabetes.
Abdominal pains with swelling, much rumbling, flatus and eructations. Diarrhoea acrid, < eating.
Inflammation of joints of hands, with congestion, swelling, stiffness. Shoulder pains (3). Restless feet.
Skin: red patches, allergy, eczema.
DD: Carbon series, Iron series, Stage 8, 11 to 15, Ammoniums, Arnica, Rumex, Sulphur.