Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.7.7 Manganum iodatum
Manganum iodatum is a new remedy.
Learning Loss of talent
Fine turning Forgetful
Compliments No ideas, ideals
Criticised Right to exist Eating
Restless in their desire to help.
Obsessive in their desire to help.
Being helpful in order to have the right to exist.
Helping without ideas or ideals
Helpfulness with humour.
Helpful and forgetful.
Emigration after failure.
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Essence: Restlessly helping
Restless in their desire to help
They feel that they have to be perfect and help everybody. If they don’t, things could suddenly go wrong and that would be the end of everything. This is based on a fear that they might suddenly find themselves completely on their own, and it makes them very restless. The have to do well, first of all to avoid mistakes, and secondly to try and create a link with as many people as possible. They run around doing many things at once and don’t give themselves a moment’s rest. Their speech and their behaviour is impatient and hurried.
Obsessive in their desire to help
There is something obsessive about the sort of help they offer. They feel they have to be there for everybody, family, friends, even complete strangers. As if they can’t refuse without risking being left stranded on their own in the big wide world. It is as if their existence depends on their willingness to work and to help.
Helping without ideas or ideals
They feel they should let go of all ideals and just help for the sake of it. As long as they are willing to help everything will be fine. It becomes a sort of escape: ‘you will be saved if you help, regardless of your ideals or motivation’.
Another possibility is that they make helpfulness into an ideal, a rule of life: you always have to be ready to help all human beings and animals.
Helpfulness with humour
They can’t really tolerate criticism very well. Even mild teasing from other people can upset them greatly. They regard it as an attack designed to undermine their position.
Or they may be the ones who tease others, or who view their own job and all their ambitions with a certain degree of humour. They are afraid of being swallowed up by their ideals and try to keep it all into perspective by a subtle joke.
Emigration after failure
Eventually their exaggerated urge to help may lead to a nervous breakdown. They regard this as a failure and will no longer feel at ease in their former job. It is as if they are condemned and it makes them want to move far away or emigrate.
Fears: heights, performance, speeches, accidents, hunger, future, disease, doctors, insanity from idleness, being touched, approached, or held, water, work, failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, fantasies, accidents, insanity, death, something happening, agonising, sea.
Dreams: heights, falling, prison, fleeing, travelling, fire, eating, erotic, danger, death, smeared with faeces, exertion, exhaustion, restless, ruins, water, futile efforts, paralysis, soldiers, being shot, accident, doctor, humiliation, danger.
Irritability: quarrelsome, shrieking, destructive, < humiliation, < fasting, << being looked at, << being touched, << being held, < music, talked to, talking, < trifles.
Mood: haughty, lively, excited, changeable, busy, restless, impatient, hasty, sensitive, discontented, indifferent, serious,suicidal, happy, laughing, phlegmatic, gloomy, < music, crying < criticism.
Mental: precise, dull, absent minded, confused, forget s what he has bought, was about to say or do, speech slow, with mistakes, clairvoyant, exhausted, obsessive, lack of concentration, insanity, dementia.
Contacts: <- shy, < conversations, <- answering.
Work: -> (3), >, <, <-.
Hobbies: walking, travelling.
Professions: artist, painter, writer, singer, musician, teacher, scientist, priest, bishop, medicine man, vicar, governor, representative, secretary, advertising, public relations, top sportsman, comedian, clown, cartoonist.
Causes: disasters, war, starvation, floods, ethnic cleansing, fires, humiliation, insults, being looked at.
Type: thin, brunette, big eyes.
Locality: right, external throat.
Weather: fresh air, < sea, < wind (3), < draught.
Time: < 5 am and 5 pm; < summer.
Desires: starch, tomatoes, large quantities.
Menses: little, late, early, short, watery, profuse; << suppressed menses; < menopause.
Sleep: sleepy, unrefreshed.
Physical: >>< motion,(2); < pressure; <- touch; < noise, pain, pressure, shaking.
Discharges acrid and watery.
Sensation of band and bubbles.
Weakness. Cancer. Emaciation.
Glands hard and swollen.
Anaemia. Weak and pale. Hot flushes.
Neurological complaints: Parkinson’s, patient walks backwards. Ataxia, myasthenia, and Gilles de Tourette are also mentioned. Paralysis.
Headache, heavy, stitching pains, pressing, as from needles, boring, drawing; forehead, temples and vertex. Vertigo.
Eyes: pain < reading. Redness, inflammations. Eyelids swollen and inflamed. Sees red spots.
Ear complaints (3): pain, itching, burning; < wind, earplugs; sensation as if earplugs or wind in ear; deafness blowing nose; stinking discharge.
Nose blocked; discharge watery, yellow, green, lumpy, bloody.
Thyroid problems (3!); enlarged, cysts, cancer, atrophy, overactive or inactive; metabolism too fast or slow: thin or overweight.
Throat (3): laryngitis, hoarseness < talking and singing. Much scraping. Cough < boring in ear, < cold, singing, talking, laughing,< deep inspiration. Pain in throat radiating to ear.
Allergy, asthma, hayfever; lung problems; hyperventilation.
Palpitations. Arteriosclerosis. Anaemia.
Stomach problems. Diabetes.
Colic > bending double, diarrhoea. Pain round navel, contracting.
Indigestion. Jaundice with congestion of liver, gallstones. Affections of pancreas, diabetes.
Cramp or prolapse of anus. Stools irregular. Flatus. Diarrhoea.
Problems of testes, ovaries, genitalia.
Neck problems, stiffness; whiplash. Pain in arms.
Knee problems (3), meniscus. Inflammation of joints and gout, arthritis, creaking joints < damp and cold.
Acne. Eczema on arms and legs.
DD: Iron series, Silver series, Stage 6 and 17, Arnica, Badagia, Carcinosin, Graphites, Lachesis, Mancinella, Phosphorus, Picric acid, Psorinum, Rhus tox, Ruta, Silica, Spongia, Sulphur.