Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
2.1.6 Lithium iodatum
This is also a new remedy.
Changeable Loss of talent
Impulsive Naive Forgetful
Manic depressive Obsessive
Weak willed Lack of idealism
unthinking Right to exist Food
Easily influenced Emigration Moving house
Weak willed because of loss of right to exist.
Doubt about the place where they live.
Doing anything to get a place to live.
Impulsive ideas about emigration.
Manic depressive because of fixed ideas.
Weakness of will viewed with humour.
Fleeing because of feeling worthless.
Changing ideas about eating.
Impulsive and obsessive.
Worthless and forgetful.
Emigration after failure.
Picture of Lithium iodatum
Essence: weakness of will because they have lost the right to exist.
Weak willed because they have lost the right to exist
Their own sense of who they are is lacking to such an extent that they feel they don’t have the right to exist. Sometimes a feeling of ‘I have a right to be here’ may suddenly flare up and then they’ll suddenly demand their own space, but soon afterwards they shrink back and dare not take anything for themselves anymore.
Doubt about the place where they live
Sometimes they don’t know who they really are because they don’t feel at home in their own country. They feel that they might feel much more at home in another town or another country. They often think of moving to another, faraway place, but they can’t decide. And if they do decide and go, they keep wondering whether that was the right decision. They might even move backwards and forwards between two places, until they really don’t know where they belong anymore.
They never have any clearly defined ideas, which is often the cause of their wavering moods. They are aware that they lack a solid base, and yet they don’t want to nurture any ideals of their own. But they feel worthless, not having any ideas, so they might get obsessed with someone else's ideas, which they might exchange for yet another set of ideas at the drop of a hat.
Weakness of will viewed with humour
They can’t bear to be teased, as this makes them feel even more useless. But on the other hand they have the ability to see the funny side of their own weakness and to make a joke about it that puts it all into perspective.
Emigration out of weakness
In a later stage they might feel so bad about their own weaknesses that the only solution is to emigrate. They want to go to a new country to start again and build up a strong new personality.
Fears: heights, performing, theatre, speeches, accidents, hunger, future, doctors, going mad from inactivity, touch, approach, water, work, strangers, life, unknown, travelling, crowds, streets, failure, disease, death.
Dreams: heights, falling, failure, prison, fleeing, travelling, fire, eating, erotic, danger, dead people, being smeared with excreta, exertion, exhaustion, restless, ruins, water.
Irritability: quarrelsome, screaming, destructive, < humiliation, < fasting, << being looked at, << being touched, << being held.
Mood: haughty, shy, indecisive, lively, excited, impulsive, changeable, hurried, discontented, indifferent, serious, gloomy, suicidal, self-mutilation, crying.
Mental: precise, dull, slow, absent minded, confused, forgetful of purchases, forgetful for what about to do or say, exhaustion, obsessive, lack of concentration, mad, dementia.
Contacts: <-; < conversations, <- answers.
Work: -> (3), >, <, <-.
Hobbies: walking, travelling.
Professions: artist, painter, writer, singer, musician, teacher, scientist, doctor, priest, bishop, shaman, vicar, governor, secretary, representative, advertising, public relations, top sport, comedian, clown, cartoonist.
Causes: disasters, war, hunger, floods, ethnic cleansing, fires, humiliation, hurt, being looked at, disappointed love, neglected child, incest, parents absent, orphans, abuse.
Type: thin, obese; brunette.
Locality: right, neck.
Weather: fresh air ouide, < sea.
Time: < 5 am; < summer.
Desires: starch, large amounts, drinking, coffee, tobacco.
Food: eating (3).
Menses: profuse; << suppression of menses.
Sleep: sleepy, sleepless.
Physical: >>< motion (2); < pressure: <- touch; < light, noise, pain, impressions.
Acrid and watery discharges.
Bruised pains, tingling.
Weakness. Cancer. Glands swollen and hard.
Headaches: in forehead, temples, vertex, lateral side of right eye; with vertical hemiopia.
Problems with eyes: inflammations and disturbances in vision.
Colds with watery coryza. Hayfever.
Thyroid problems (3!): enlarged, cysts, cancer, atrophy, hypo or hyper; metabolic rate too fast or too slow; thin or fat.
Problems with voice: hoarseness, loss of voice, stammering.
Allergies, asthma, hayfever, colds.
Lung affections. Hyperventilation.
Cardiovascular diseases (3). Palpitations. Arteriosclerosis.
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains > eating.
Diarrhoea < fruit, < chocolate, < night.
Problems of genitalia, testes, ovaries.
Kidney malfunctions (3), stones in kidney, bladder (3), uremia, frequent and copious urination.
Pains in neck, stiffness; whiplash. Pains in arms.
Trembling hands, muscular shocks at night.
Acne, eczema on forearms and legs, itching; hair loss, increased sebaceous secretions.
DD: Carbon series, Silver series, Stage 1 and 17, Arnica, Badagia, Carlsbad, Mancinella, Spongia, Titanium, Vanadium, Zincum.