Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Ferrum phosphoricum is a very strange remedy, in so far as it has frequently been used for acute conditions, but there has hardly been a single record of its use in a chronic case. This is strange because, according to the homeopathic philosophy, any remedy can be a chronic remedy. One might even wonder if there are any acute diseases at all, or whether they are merely acute flare-ups of a chronic condition.
Another strange fact is that there is no mental picture known as yet, whilst there are plenty of physical symptoms known of Ferr-p.
Becker (1992, page 17) has written a very interesting article on Ferr-p, wherein transvestism and transsexuality plays an important part in the mind picture.
I have not been able to fit this pattern into the group analysis yet.
Standing one’s ground Sympathetic
Perseverance Friends, acquaintances, neighbours
Language and learning
Curiosity and travel
Restlessness and fears
They feel that they have to stick up for their friends and their brothers. They are intensely sympathetic and if someone is bothering them, they feel they have to do something about it. They feel that they have to be firm and bold on behalf of their friends.
A variation on the theme could be that they have to force themselves to study. It may be that they have had little chance in life to learn anything, and now they must do their very best otherwise they don’t deserve this opportunity.
Another variation could be that they have to do their very best to make contact with others. They have to keep up the communication, even if they are being hindered by, for instance, language problems or opposition in any form.
They feel that they are the ones on whose shoulders rests the responsibility to keep up the contact.
The idea that you have to do your very best to be allowed to study, or to keep your friends.
They work hard and they always want to give their best. They want to learn and they want to do their best in order to be allowed to carry on.They usually get excellent marks for their efforts. There may also be a time when they get exhausted and can hardly learn anymore. This is the stage at which they may develop symptoms of flu.
They are also very keen on keeping contact with all their friends and relations and they are afraid of losing them, for instance by moving house. In this case they will get very homesick and although they will keep up the friendship, they will be very upset by having lost the daily contact.
They are very sympathetic and will do anything for their friends when they are in trouble or when they are ill etc.
Location: right sided.
Temperature: cold. Fear of thunderstorms.
Time: < 3 am.
Desire: spices, meat, tomatoes, fish.
Sleep: wake up worried at around 3 am.
Physical: > slow movement.
Anaemia, high and low blood pressure.
Red cheeks < wine. Dizziness < wine and getting up.
Pain in shoulders.