Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Magnesium sulphuricum is sometimes called 'bittersalt', because of its very bitter taste. It is used in bowel cleansing programmes, in the form of Epsom salts, because it does not get absorbed by the intestinal walls into the blood. The picture of Mag-s shows us many gallbladder and liver troubles, but very little is told about the mental aspects.
Aggression Beauty, grace, harmony
Fear of loss Joy
Pain Love and relationships
The group analysis gives us a very clear theme: Mag-s is afraid of getting angry, out of fear of losing his love or his loved one. They therefore keep their irritation inside. But because of the held-in irritation, they lose contact with their loved one. The irritation starts to come between them.
They start to project their irritation on to their partner, and all sorts of little reactions of the partner will be seen as anger. They get the feeling that their partner is always angry, trying to obstruct them and making life difficult for them.
A variation of this theme is that Mag-s might feel they have to show their aggression to their partner, otherwise the partner might leave. They feel that they have to stand their ground and keep their partner under control, otherwise he or she might start to look for another. Jealousy is thus very much in the picture, as well as the feeling that they have to show who they are in order to be acceptable to the partner.
The idea that the partner will not love you if you get angry.
They are afraid of aggression, and especially their own aggression. They are afraid that they won’t be loved if they get angry, that their partner will leave them. They start to suppress their anger and this can even go so far that they don’t dare to ask for anything they need. They will become full of bottled-up anger and cannot give or receive love any more.
Later on the suppressed anger and frustration may show itself in irritability. They get irritated with their partner over all sorts of trifles. They may start to ask forcefully for proof of the partner's love. They might say things like: 'You don’t love me, otherwise you would have bought me some flowers more often'. By that time, however, the partner has lost any inclination to bring any flowers. The times that he did bring flowers he was snubbed by: 'I suppose you bought those flowers to pacify me, because you have fallen in love with the woman next door'.
The aggression can also be used to try and keep the partner. The partner keeps doing his or her best to cheer them up, with only occasional success.
The aggression may also come out in a great burst of anger, usually misplaced, which leads to renewed anger or remorse. It is the classic cat and dog situation. You could say they don’t fit together, and they can't leave each other.
There is also a general fear of aggression, of horrible stories. They would rather not watch violence on television.
Jealousy is very strong, with a fear that things will go wrong after all and that the partner will leave.
But they still have a great desire for warmth and love. They keep searching for this and they keep dreaming of marriage.
Fears and hyperventilation.
Temperature: < heat
Perspiration: copious, < night, chest and back.
Time: < 5 am-7 am.
Desire: sweet, meat, drink, alcohol, spicy.
Aversion: eggs. < fat.
Sleep: not refreshing
Physical: lying on the back. < driving (Whitmont, 1982, page 128).
Cramping (3) and burning pains.
Complaints of stomach and liver. Severe pains. Gallstone colics (3). Diabetes.
Affections of heart and vessels. Irregular heartbeat.
Diarrhoea, yellow slime, stinking.
Cramps and weakness of the muscles.
Skin: inflammations, boils. Warts.