Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.12.4 Zincum iodatum
Zincum iodatum is described by Clarke (1985, vol. 3, page 1598).
Restless Loss of Talent
Pollution No ideals
Failure Right to exist Food
Emigration Moving house
Working restlessly to be able to exist.
Gaining the right to exist through intellectual achievement.
Copying without ideas.
Escape into repetition.
Restlessness viewed with humour.
Intelligent and forgetful.
Emigration after failure.
Picture of Zincum iodatum
Essence: working restlessly to be able to exist.
Working restlessly to be able to exist
They feel they must work very hard in order to exist. They work without a break, there is always more to be done. This makes them very restless, partly because they always have the feeling that something can go wrong and if their attention slackens for a moment everything will be lost.
They also feel that people are always checking on them. Parents, teachers or bosses are imposing all sorts of rules and are constantly keeping an eye on them. But they also have a tendency to check their own work all the time, reading and rereading their homework, learning and relearning their lessons. If they make a mistake, if they don’t do their utmost to get good results they will be told to leave, there will be no place for them in this world. Only by constant effort and hard work will they have the right to exist. Later on they will the pressure on themselves, taking over the role of their parents or teachers.
They keep a constant check on themselves in order to safeguard their position. They keep copying the old ways of working to make sure they live up to the required standards. But they tend to lose sight of the essence and what it is all about. They can even end up working against themselves.
Copying without ideas
They are very intelligent, but have no idea what they are working for. They are in such a hurry that they don’t have time to reflect on their own ideas and inspirations.
They perform their routine tasks with great enthusiasm, but forget to ask what it is all about. Repetitive tasks can be a form of escape for them.
Restlessness viewed with humour
Their restless and mindless activity may become the subject of jokes. They don’t like this, it makes them feel criticised and excluded.
A variation on this theme is that they view their own restlessness with humour and try to break up the ceaseless activity with the occasional joke.
Emigration after failure
But one day the energy they put into their work may run out. They can’t keep up any longer and the criticism they receive from themselves and others gets stronger every day. They begin to feel rejected, excluded from society. They are lost, all ties with their environment have been disconnected. They feel the urge to escape, to move house or emigrate to another country.
Fears: failure, falling, heights, criticism, performance, speeches, accidents, hunger, future, diseases, doctors, going mad when he has to rest, pursued, opposition, observed, touch, anticipation, thieves, family, alone, cerebral haemorrhage, death, being buried, dark, horror, ghosts, fantasies, noise;easily frightened.
Dreams: futile efforts, paralysis, horses don’t do what he wants them to, he hasn’t passed an exam that he took a long time ago (3!), unprepared for an exam, burglars, ghosts, monsters, ice, man with a knife between his teeth, geese, fleeing, thieves, strangled, pursued, animals, erotic, disease, stools, falling, heights, party, accident, murder, quarrels, water, failure, prison, escaping, travelling, fire, eating, danger, death, smeared with excreta, exertion, exhaustion, restless, ruins.
Delusions: criminal, devil, death, dead people, objects are double, being light, poisoned, thieves.
Irritability: quarrelsome, screaming, desructive, grumbling, irritable, < being woken, < music, < insult, < fasting, << being observed, << touch, << being held.
Mood: Haughty, lively, excited,happy, gloomy, discontented, hurried, busy, restless, changeable, complaining, sentimental, laughing, hysterical, screaming, discontented, indifferent, suicidal, crying.
Mental: precise, dull, absent minded, forgets his purchases, what to do or say, exhaustion, obsessive, lack of concentration, insanity, dementia.
Contacts: <-, < conversations, < answering.
Work: -> (3), >, <, <-.
Sexuality: strong, nymphomania, kisses everyone.
Profession: artist, painter, writer, singer, musician, teacher, scientist, doctor, priest, bishop, medicine man, vicar, governor, secretary, representative, advertising agent, public relations, top sportsman, comedian, clown, cartoonist, computer programmer, bookkeeper, accountant.
Causes: disasters, war, hunger, floods, ethnic cleansing, fires, insults, humiliation, looked at, love disappointment, alone, anticipation, fright, sadness, homesickness, trifles.
Type: thin, brunette, pale, sallow, wrinkled.
Locality: right, external throat.
Weather: fresh air, outside, < sea.
Time: < 5 am and 5 pm; < summer.
Desires: sweet, meat, fruit, starch, cold, beer, liquorice, large quantities.
Aversion: fish, milk, warm, sprouts (2), mushrooms, cloves.
Food: < red wine, sweet, coffee; eating (3).
Menses: little; profuse, < during menses.
Sleep: sleeplessness < nightmares; sleepy; << lack of sleep; somnam-bulism.
Physical: > sitting back(!), < touch, discharges; > movement; <<>< motion (2); < pressure, < being touched; < noise, pain, impressions, < music.
Discharges are acrid and watery.
Weakness. Cancer. Glands swollen and hard.
Restless, repetitive movements (3), head rolling, head banging, nail biting, tapping, thumb sucking, movements of the mouth < talking, restless legs < getting to sleep, grabs the bedclothes, tics, Chorea, Gilles de la Tourette.
Neurological complaints (3): epilepsy, paralysis, meningitis, Hydrocephalus, coma, MS, Parkinson’s, dementia.
Migraine (3), pressing, forehead, << school.
Strabismus, eye infections, visual disturbances.
Colds, watery discharge. Hayfever.
Sinus infections. Facial neuralgia, tingling, radiating to vertex.
Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, hayfever.
Late teething, < teething.
Throat sore, splinter like pains.
Thyroid problems (3!): enlarge, cysts, atrophy, hyper- or hypo; metabolism too fast or too slow; thin or obese.
Voice problems: hoarseness, loss of voice, stammering.
Palpitations. Arteriosclerosis. Anaemia (3).
Lung problems, hyperventilation.
Stomach complaints, cold. Diabetes, < pregnancy.
Diarrhoea < wine. Constipation. Abdominal pains. Cholera.
Retention of urine, > sitting back; enlarged prostate (2).
Problems with testes or ovaries. Tumour of testes. Impotency.
Neck pains, stiffness; whiplash. Pains in arms. Backache, < carrying heavy loads.
Acne. Eczema on forearms and legs; white spots on nails.
DD: Iron series, Silver series, Stage 12 and 17, Arnica, Badagia, Mancinella, Phosphoricums, Spongia, Staphysagria, Thuja, Viola odorata, Viola tricolour.