Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
3.1.4 Natrium silicatum
Impulsive relationships Image
Changeable contacts Relatives
Vulnerable Family image
Lack of perseverance Father
Withdrawn At home
Alone lonely Timid
Closed silent Stubborn monomania
Changeable contacts from the example they got at home.
Impulsive in their dealing with the family.
Closed in order to protect their image.
Sitting silently at home.
Changeable moods about trifles.
Vulnerable and stubborn.
Picture of Natrium silicatum
Essence: Changeable contacts within the family.
Changeable contacts within the family.
These people are not used to making contact with the outside world because nobody at home showed them how to do this. They do try but they easily get hurt and then they decide they would rather stay on their own. The family they have been brought up in is usually not very keen on contact with outsiders, so they don’t know how to go about it and are rather awkward in their behaviour with strangers.
Closed in order to protect their image
They don’t like to talk about themselves, because they are afraid that their image will collapse if they say too much. They are afraid that anything they say about themselves will be used against them. Their image is very important to them and they try to cultivate it by hard work and serious study. They tend to be perfectionists to such a degree that they get lost in details and become obsessed by the thought of making a mistake. They also find it impossible to consult other people and ask for advice, as they feel they have to do everything by themselves.
Quietly sitting at home
They are very shy and prefer not to talk, especially when strangers are present. Apart from their family members they hardly know anybody. They like to have one close friend, but if they happen to lose this person they don’t make the effort to get to know someone else. They feel most comfortable when they are at home with their family, although they are very quiet even at home. They also find it hard to leave home when they grow up.
Changeable moods from trifles
They can get very upset by the slightest thing. An innocent remark made by someone in the family is enough to make them very angry, and nobody understands what they are suddenly so upset about. Here again they tend to withdraw in case other people get a wrong impression of them. They tend to hide behind their obsession with details. As long as they can talk about the details they don’t have to show their inner feelings and they still appear to be making contact with other people.
Obstinate and vulnerable
They like to appear as if they can manage very well by themselves, as someone who is full of confidence who will handle anything that comes his way. But underneath they feel very lonely. They can’t show this however and they prefer people to think of them as someone you shouldn’t get too close to. Their obstinate behaviour is purely so that they don’t have to show their vulnerability.
Fears: needles, injections, trifles, narrow spaces, not waking up anymore, failure, exams, dark, loss of relations, death, future, people, alone; easily startled, < noise, unexpected events.
Dreams: crystal, ice, mirrors, clairvoyant, cobwebs, needles, friends, schoolmates, family.
Mood: refined, delicate, aristocratic, artistic, sad, gloomy, melancholic, pessimistic, thinking of the past.
Mental: forgetful << exams, absorbed in occupation or reading, monomania < trifles, precise, punctual [crystal], mathematical, perfectionists.
Contacts: sympathetic, clairvoyant, clairsentient.
Hobbies: music, particularly classical, soft piano music.
Causes: loss of parents, family, friends.
Build: thin, tall, fragile, old looking.
Weather: cold (3), blue from the cold, bluish purple nails << cold, < cold water, < getting undressed, heat; < draught (3), < outside; < sun.
Perspiration: profuse, stinking foot sweat (3!), night sweats, < cold.
Time: < 11 am, < full moon; < winter, December.
Desires: egg, salt, cold food, fruit, milk, starch, fish.
Aversion: milk (2), mother’s milk (3), salt, meat, broccoli.
Food: < fat, milk (3), starch, broccoli, alcohol, fasting.
Sleep: light, much tossing around.
Physical: << massage, magnetising; < coitus; < soap, < lying on left side.
Pains: stitching, as if pricked by needles or splinters. Sensation of a hair.
Discharges: thick, yellow, hard, stinking of old cheese, difficult to dislodge.
Inflammations: chronic, obstinate, hard; abscesses.
Epilepsy, petit mal.
Headaches, from occiput to forehead, < sun, < walking.
Ear infections. Pustules in nose.
Colds, sinusitis. Swollen glands, Pfeiffer.
Teeth: caries, crooked, large incisors; < dentition.
Constipation with hard stools which slip back.
Kidney problems. Enuresis.
Arthritis, arthrosis. Back problems, scoliosis.
Brittle bones, not very elastic; rickets, exostoses.
Skin: thin and delicate, sensitive, fissures; < tips of fingers.
Wounds: heal slowly, keloids.
Boils and acne.
Eczema: itching, flaking, red, dry; occiput.
Hair: thin, brittle, grey, pronounced forelock (Geukens, seminar Wageningen).
Nails: brittle, crumbling, fungus, yellow or brown or black, ingrowing, white spots.
DD: Silicon series, Stage 1 and 10.