Author: Jan Scholten
Lachesis has a very highly charged energy, which is seeking a discharge in one way or another. They use their speech as a means to try to discharge their own pent-up energy, but like the snake’s tongue, they can use their speech as a sudden attack, lashing out with cutting remarks. They seems to have an instinct for sensing another’s weakness, and strikes out with intent to seriously wound.
They key emotional themes of this remedy include guilt, jealousy, and envy. One of the most well known characteristics of Lachesis is an intense loquaciousness, which, at its worst, becomes an incoherent rambling from one unrelated topic to another, without any room for anyone else to get a word in edgewise into the ‘conversation’.
They can live in a state full of passionate jealousy, and will be a very intense force to be partnered with in a romantic relationship. On the flip side, there is sometimes a much more introverted presentation of this remedy, who is much more quiet, and dwelling in their own feelings of inferiority and lacking self-esteem. This is the polarity that makes up both sides of this remedy.
Great loquacity, changing quickly from one subject to another.
Rambling, repeats same thing.
Jealous, insane; distrust, suspicious, anxious.
Rage, malicious, vengeful.
Active and extroverted with many ideas.
Mental labour best performed at night.
Insanity during menopause.
Hysteria after suppression of discharges.
Depression, sad, mental dejection, melancholy, easily affected to tears, on awaking.
Feels full of poison.
Fear: snakes, death, being poisoned, pursued by enemies.
Fears, going to sleep, lying down, or that heart will stop.
Persistent, erotic ideas, without ability.
Dreams: frightful; snakes.
Delusion: compelling; think they are under super human control, she is dead and preparations are being made for her funeral.
Desire: red and black color, lot of make-up and jewelry.
Colour preference: 19C.
Sensation: hard, throbbing; congestion; ball rolling around in the body.
Type: left side; from left to right; ascending sensations.
Weather: warm-blooded, flushes of heat, < sleep; < sun; > open air; < heat, < warm bath; < inside warm room; < cloudy weather; chill, < drinking with sweat.
Sweat; neck, axillae, bloody, staining blackish, garlicky, < during sleep.
Time: rapid onset; < morning; < spring.
Desire: drink, thirsty, dipsomania.
Food: < fruit, oysters, coffee; < alcohol; > cold drinks.
Sleep: < during and after sleep, > short naps; sleepless from cerebral irritation; tipplers.
Physical: > hard pressure; > bathing the affected part; < slight touch, pressure; < clothing; > free secretions; < noise; < < lying left side; < closing eyes.
General: prostration; malignancy;; haemorrhage, purpura, Henoch-Schönlein; sepsis;disintegration; gangrene, diabetic.
FETOR; of acrid discharges;; stools, etc. H
Nervous !: epilepsy; apoplexy.
Vertigo, < turning to right.
Head: migraines; headache, vertex, heavy, hot; bursting, as of a skull cap, extending to nose; right side feels cut of.
Eyes: feel small.
Nose; stopped coryza; discharges bloody, pus, stopped; nosebleed; vicarious.
Face: purple, mottled, dusky, < heat; netted veinlets; pain; lower jaw drops; septic mumps.
Mouth: aphthae; saliva much thick, pasty; lips enormous swelling; tongue tremor, catches on teeth; peppery taste.
Throat !: pain !, sore, upon swallowing, empty, extending to ears; feeling a lump, hot, soft body, swollen pit, sore spot, < tight clothing; constriction, > eating; pain drawing; choking;swallows the wrong way; painful; returns through nose; diphtheria, laryngeal; tonsillitis; quinsy; hawks foul pellets from throat; speech thick, blundering.
Larynx, as of a skin hanging in, or a valve.
Lungs: suffocates, < dropping to sleep; must take deep breaths; air hunger; cough, tickling, choking, < touching neck or auditory canal, > retching out a little expectorate.
Heart !: weak; palpitation, with fainting spells; circulation poor; dilated capillaries; turns over as if too big; carditis; metastatic.
Abdomen: liver pain, sore, festering, throbbing, deep; pain sore, cramping, epigastrium; septic gall-bladder.
Rectum: pain, constriction; hemorrhoids, piles, < coughing; constipation, < pregnancy.
Urinary: urine bloody; rolls about in bladder.
Female !: left ovarian pain, menses black and scanty, < menopause, > menstrual flow. Pain in left ovary; must lift covers. Dark, scanty menses.
Limbs: hands blue, tremor; varicose veins; numb, left arm, fingertips; cold knees; axilla swelled glands; cold, foul foot-sweat; toes feel broken.
Skin: mottled, livid, dark marks; carbuncle; erysipelas; ulcers, fungoid, eating, with dark areolae; spots; cracks, at corner of nails.