Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.7.2 Manganum aceticum
Manganum aceticum is relatively well known, at least as far as the physical symptoms are concerned. The mental picture is less well known. The differentiation between this remedy and the other Manganums, particularly Manganum metallicum, has not always been clear.
Fine tuning Lonely
Being helpful and going without: being of service.
Hardship teaches you a lot.
Teaching deprived people.
Work is stark and hard.
Criticism makes you feel lonely.
Picture of Manganum aceticum
Essence: being helpful and doing without comforts: service.
Helpful and doing without comforts: being of service.
They like to do good, to be of service. But they are inclined to deny themselves the basic comforts. They feel that having too much for themselves will be detrimental to their work and the help they can give to others. The theme is: being of service. An example of such a person is Mother Theresa.
Hardships can teach you a lot
They feel they don’t really learn anything until they have undergone some hardships themselves. They feel they should go without rest, food and comforts. Their work won’t be perfect unless it has been achieved with absolute minimum means. They have to continue, even when their materials and energy have almost run out. This is hard work, stark and cold, but the warmth is created by what they can do for others. Eventually they may collapse with exhaustion.
Teaching deprived people
They feel drawn to help those who have a hard time. They want to teach the poor and the disabled.
Criticism makes you feel lonely
Because they are eager to learn they will use criticism to their advantage and try even harder to be of service. They like to get compliments because it makes them feel they haven’t gone through all these deprivations for nothing. But negative criticism makes them feel lonely and let down.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation.
Dreams: futile efforts, paralysis, being stuck and unable to escape.
Weather: cold, < damp cold, < mist, < wind (3), < storm, < temperature changes, inside, < mountains.
Time: < 5 pm.
Food: < tomato, < cold food, ice-cream.
menses: little, late, early, short, watery; < menopause.
Physical: lying down (3); < feathers.
Neurological: paralysis, Parkinson’s, ataxia, myasthenia, Gilles de Tourette.
Headache with great heaviness. Pains stitching, pressing, as from needles, boring, drawing. Vertigo.
Ear problems (3): earache earplugs, cotton wool or hat (3!), < motion, talking, laughing, swallowing. Sensation as if plug or wind in ear. Tinnitus and deafness.
Hayfever and asthma.
Throat: laryngitis, hoarseness (3), < speaking and singing. Much scraping. Cough << boring in ear, < cold, singing, talking, laughing, < deep inspiration. Pain in throat radiating to ear.
Heart and vascular diseases (3); angina pectoris. Palpitations and arrhythmia. Arteriosclerosis. Claudication. Cerebral haemorrhage. High blood pressure. Anaemia (3), pernicious.
Weak, pale. Hot flushes (3), < night,< after urinating. Hypercholesterolaemia.
Stomach problems. Diabetes.
Colic > bending double, diarrhoea. Drawing pain around navel.
Inflammation of joints, arthritis, gout, creaking joints. cartilage, periosteum, bones; hands, feet, back; congestion, swelling, stiffness; < cold, damp, < touch, pressure, pressure of clothes. Lumbar back pains < stooping, < sitting bent forwards.
Weak nails, slow healing of wounds and bones.
Skin: red spots, allergy, eczema with vesicles, bleeding cracks. Purple ulcers. Urticaria.
DD: Carbon series, Iron series, Stage 7, 11 and 15, Aceticums.