Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Provings have been done with Manganum aceticum and Manganum carboni-cum, but it is not quite clear which symptoms belong to which element. On the whole one tends to consider Manganum aceticum as having a typical Manganum picture, but the element Manganum itself has not been proved yet.
Physical: after Ferrum it is the most common metal in the upper crust of the earth. It bonds with many different elements, because its electronic charge can vary be-tween 1+, 2+, 3+, 4+, 5+ and 7+. The colours of its different compounds also vary greatly.
Physiological: Manganum is present in many enzymes and assists our metabolism in the processing of Carbohydrates, cholesterol, connective tissue, mucopoly-saccha-rides, amino acids and the coagulation of the blood (it assists the action of vit. K).
The strongest characteristic of Manganum is their helpfulness. They have a great desire to help others. They are friendly, adaptable and do their best to please other people. This behaviour is sometimes rather compulsive: they feel they have to do this. If they can't be helpful they become restless and ill at ease.
Desire for compliments
They like to appear helpful too. They like others to notice how they do their best to help them, and they like to get complimented on this. Receiving compliments puts them at ease, it makes them feel that they have done enough,that they have done well.
At a later stage some bitterness may creep in. They have done their very best and it still wasn’t enough. They have tried to please everyone and all they get is insults or reproaches. This is the stage that has been described in the literature: ‘Embittered mood, implacable, for a long time having a grudge against those who offended him’ (Allen, 1982, Vol 6, page 151).
Picture of Manganum
Sensitive people who do their best for others and hope to get appreciated for their efforts.
The first characteristic trait is that Manganum people tend to want to please everybody; they are always busy taking care of others. They are also very sensitive and artistic. Their moods can change depending on the kind of music they are listening to. They are highly sensitive to the needs of those around them, to decide what they can do to help (DD Carc). As a child they tend to take responsibility at an early age. Their sensitivity may come out as clairvoyance.
They tend to be busy and restless (DD Zinc). This may be expressed in trembling or restlessly walking up and down.
However, they want to be appreciated for all the things they do for others. If somebody happens to hurt them or insult them they get very angry (DD Staph, Coloc). But they will keep dreaming of a reconciliation. They may get a constant frown on their face or a bitter expression, as a sign of what is going on inside them. Then they will withdraw and avoid company. This shows that they are easily hurt and tend to sulk.
When they feel gloomy and bad tempered the only thing that helps is lying down and resting.
Vrijlandt (1990, page 185) gives us a typical example of a Manganum woman who has organised a party and who is only content when she hears the next day that her guests thought it a great success. Here again we find the theme of doing your best and wanting to be complimented on it.
At a later stage they develop difficulty in thinking. Also fears that something will happen, haunting fears about trivial matters.
Temperature: cold, particularly worse in damp cold; A typical aggravation from wind, especially in ear complaints; inside.
Food: < cold food, icecream.
Menses: scanty, late, early, short, watery. Discharges. Prolapse. < menopause.
Physical: an important keynote is the amelioration, also mentally, from lying down; < touch, shaking. < feathers.
Band like sensations and sensations as if she is hearing bells.
Weak and pale. Hot flushes.
Emaciation, swollen glands, a. o. mesenteric glands.
Neurological complaints: Parkinsons, walking backwards.
Ataxia, myasthenia, Gilles de la Tourette.
Heavy headaches. Pains are stitching, pressing, as from needles, digging and drawing. Dizziness.
Eyes: pain < reading. Red inflamed eyes. Swollen, inflamed eyelids. Sees red spots.
Ears: everything affects the ears, earache earplugs. They also feel as if there is wind or something inside the ear. Earache < movement, talking, laughing, swallowing.
Tinnitus and deafness blowing nose. Stinking discharge.
Nose blocked with yellow, green, lumpy bloody discharge.
Toothache with restlessness.
Hayfever and asthma with allergies e.g. to feathers. < mist.
Throat: laryngitis, hoarseness < speaking and singing. Frequent scraping of the throat. Cough, < boring in the ear, < cold, singing, talking, laughing, taking a deep breath. Pain in the throat, radiating to the ears.
Pernicious anaemia. Palpitations.
Colic in the abdomen > bending double, diarrhoea. Abdominal pain, constriction around the navel.
Indigestion. Jaundice with congestion of the liver. Gallstones. Affections of the pancreas, diabetes. Prolapse or cramp in the anus. Stools irregular. Flatus. Sterility.
Inflammation of the joints and gout. Arthritis with creaking of the joints < cold and damp.
Problems with connective tissue and cartilage.: pain in bones and periostenum, brittle nails, slow healing of bones and wounds. Walks on his toes because of pain in the heels.
Vrijlandt (1990, page 186) says that they can’t find shoes that fit them. Burning soles of the feet.
Eczema with small blisters, bleeding fissures with infiltration. Psoriasis. Ulcers which are purple. Infected wounds. Urticaria.
DD: Arg-m, Arn, Carc, Cupr, Ferr, Graph, Kalium carbonicum, lach, Phos, Pic-ac, Psor, Rhus-t, Ruta, Sil, Sulph, Zinc.