Blatta orientalis Anhang  

[Peter Fraser]

Is said to have been introduced into the materia medica when a man's asthma miraculously improved and he later found a cockroach had fallen into his teapot. There was a proving in Mumbai in 1995

by Dr Munjal Thakar. The cockroach is a flightless insect that runs very fast. Ancient insects virtually unchanged in millions of years and are extremely hardy. They can survive radiation doses 100x

those fatal to humans. They can live without food for a month and without water for a fortnight. If one's head is cut off it continues to live and only dies from a lack of water and food up to ten days

later. They are pests causing damage and contamination to food as well as consuming it and they have a very disagreeable odour. Cockroaches contain similar allergens to shellfish and their body parts

in the air can cause asthma.

The strangest feature of the cockroach remedy is a sense of indifference and a numbness that was felt throughout. Provers felt they were less likely to get angry or upset and there was a lack of feeling

to friends and family members. They felt physically numb and there was also a lack of facial expression.

The provers did not want to talk or interact with other people and were extremely irritable, acting with irritation and anger to anyone who tried to interact with them. They are abrupt and curt but with

a feeling of remorse.

Blatta finds transformation and freedom through work and particularly through professional Status and respect. They want to excel in what they do and to be a good person, not so much for its own sake but for the respect and even the veneration that it will bring them. This will give them not only worth and Status but also identity. They are prevented from achieving this because they tend to use underhand or at least less than admirable methods to attain their ends and they feel incredibly guilty and remorseful about this.

They feel bad and dirty and this is something that they cannot escape. The more they strive to achieve an honourable place the more they have to use dishonourable means.

Work and professional Status are very important. They want very much to be noticed, respected and honoured for their work. They want to wear fine clothes and look good so that they look professional and are admired and respected. They desire to be adored and praised but especially in their professional capacity and they show a reciprocal respect and veneration to their teachers. They show a degree

of professional jealousy and are prepared to be argumentative and underhand in order to be noticed. Part of this comes out of a feeling of lacking identity and there is a striving to find their identity, particularly professional identity.

There is a desire to be a good person and remorse that they are not. They use deception and the tricks of the trade in order to enhance their professional position, but they feel very badly about it.

Sexually they can be numb and indifferent. However, they can also be completely overwhelmed by sex and particularly by perverse dimensions of sex which are a feature of all the Insect remedies.

There can be a sudden sexual excitement with a desire to talk in a vulgar way and a fear that he would lose control and do something terrible to his girlfriend in a sexual way. There was losing control of his sexual thoughts and saying things he had not meant to say. Along with this is a sense of being dirty or bad and great remorse and guilt. There is a very peculiar sexual symptom with sudden sexual desire and a feeling both emotional and physical of already having had sex and having ejaculated. The feeling of being bad and dirty is widespread and applies both physically and emotionally. The tongue and skin can be described as dirty. And there is an overwhelming feeling of guilt. It is important to them that things are done in a systematic and organized way. They had to do things right away, could not put them off and could not rest and laze around until everything had been properly done.

The remedy is very sensitive to cold and < damp and cold and particularly form the mouldy smells of autumn. Taking cold leads to deep bronchitis.

The oppression of the chest is severe and exhausting. The cough is hacking and unproductive and leads to complete exhaustion and profuse cold perspiration without being able to clear the lungs.

The patient has to be propped up as lying down would lead to suffocation. They also feel suffocated by clothing, bed clothes and being indoors.

Although very sensitive to cold the patient is very hot and  said to radiate heat. They want to throw off bedclothes, be fanned, undressed, go outside and take a cold bath. Pain generally burning in nature.

The patient, like the insect, is photophobic and needs to close the eyes in sunlight. They are also nocturnal: feeling sleepy during the day and alert at night.

 

Durchgehende Gleichgültigkeit und Taubheit. Die Prüfer stellten fest, dass sie sich kaum noch über etwas aufregten und nichts mehr für Freunde und Familienmitglieder empfanden.

Sie verspürten eine physische Taubheit und zeigten eine stark reduzierte Mimik.

Die Prüfer wollten keinen Kontakt zu anderen Menschen haben und waren extrem reizbar. Sie reagierten reizbar und wütend auf jeden, der etwas von ihnen wollte.

Sie verhielten sich schroff und barsch, verspürten aber Reue.

Der Blatta-Patient findet Transformation und Freiheit durch die Arbeit und insbesondere durch seinen beruflichen Status und seine Respektabilität. Er will der Beste sein in dem, was er tut,

und außerdem ein guter Mensch, aber nicht so sehr um des Gutseins willen, sondern wegen des damit verbundenen Respekts und vielleicht sogar der Bewunderung, die ihm das einbringt.

Das verleiht ihm nicht nur Wert und Status, sondern auch eine Identität. Verhindert wird das durch die heimtückischen oder zumindest wenig bewundernswerten Methoden, die diese

Menschen anwenden, um ihre Ziele zu erreichen, und die ihnen dann unglaubliche Schuld- und Reuegefühle bescheren.

Sie fühlen sich böse und schmutzig – ein Gefühl, das sie nie loswerden. Je stärker sie sich um einen ehrenwerten Platz im Leben bemühen, umso unehrenhafter sind die Mittel, die sie anwenden

müssen. Arbeit und Beruf sind sehr wichtig. Sie haben ein starkes Bedürfnis, für ihre Arbeit beachtet, respektiert und geehrt zu werden.

Sie möchten sich gut und edel kleiden, um professionell zu wirken, bewundert und respektiert zu werden.

Sie sehnen sich nach Bewunderung und Lob, vor allem für ihre berufliche Kompetenz, und zollen umgekehrt auch ihren Lehrern Respekt und Hochachtung. Bis zu einem gewissen

Grad leiden sie auch unter beruflichem Neid und verhalten sich streitsüchtig und heimtückisch, nur um wahrgenommen zu werden. zum Teil kommt das aus einem fehlenden Identitätsgefühl,

daher streben sie nach einer -vor allem beruflichen- Identität.

Sie möchten gut sein und haben Gewissensbisse, weil sie es nicht sind.

Sie täuschen, betrügen, sind mit allen Tricks vertraut, um ihre berufliche Stellung zu verbessern, aber sie fühlen sich damit nicht wohl. Sexuell kann der Patient gefühllos und gleichgültig sein.

Oft ist er aber auch vom Sex besessen (perverse Dimensionen), die bei allen Insektenmitteln ein Thema sind.

Er fühlt sich plötzlich sexuell erregt mit dem Wunsch, vulgäre Ausdrücke zu verwenden, und hat dabei Angst, die Kontrolle zu verlieren und seiner Freundin sexuell etwas Schlimmes anzutun.

Es kam vor, dass er die Kontrolle über seine sexuellen Gedanken verlor und Sachen sagte, die er gar nicht sagen wollte. Das geht einher mit dem Gefühl, schmutzig oder böse zu sein, und mit

starken Reue- und Schuldgefühlen. Es gibt hier ein eigentümliches sexuelles Symptom:

Der Patient bekommt plötzlich sexuelle Lust und hat gleichzeitig so wohl seelisch als auch physisch das Empfinden, bereits Sex gehabt und ejakuliert zu haben.

Das Gefühl, böse und schmutzig zu sein, ist weit verbreitet und betrifft sowohl den körperlichen als auch den seelischen Bereich.

Zunge und Haut werden oft als schmutzig beschrieben. Und es besteht ein überwältigendes Schuldgefühl.

Diesen Menschen ist es wichtig, alles systematisch und organisiert zu tun.

Sie müssen alles sofort tun, sie können nichts aufschieben und können auch nicht ausruhen und herumlungern, solange nicht alles ordnungsgemäß erledigt ist.

Das Mittel ist sehr kälteempfindlich. < Feuchtigkeit und Kälte und besonders durch den Modergeruch des Herbstes. Erkältungen enden oft in einer schlimmen Bronchitis.

Die Brustbeklemmung ist schlimm und entkräftend. Der Husten ist eher ein trockenes Hüsteln, das zu völliger Erschöpfung und Ausbrüchen von profusem, kaltem Schweiß führt, ohne die

Lungen reinigen zu können. Der Patient muss hoch gelagert werden, weil er liegend zu ersticken droht. Er fühlt sich auch durch Kleidung, Bettwäsche und Aufenthalt in geschlossenen Räumen

eingeengt, als müsse er ersticken. trotz seiner Kälteempfindlichkeit ist der Patient so heiß, dass man den Eindruck bekommt, er strahle Hitze aus. Er versucht, die Bettdecken abzuwerfen, möchte

gefächelt werden, sich ausziehen, ins Freie gehen und ein kaltes Bad nehmen. Die Schmerzen sind generell brennend.

Wie das Insekt ist der Patient lichtempfindlich und muss im Sonnenlicht die Augen schließen. Es sind Nachtschwärmer:

tagsüber sind sie müde, abends werden sie wach.

 

[Dr. Munjal Thakar]

Cockroaches are among the most primitive living, winged insects (almost unchanged for more than 320 million years) and are among the oldest fossil insects.

The cockroach prefers a warm, humid, dark environment and is usually found in tropical or other mild climates. Only a few species have become pests. The insect damages more material than it consumes and emits a disagreeable odour. The diet of the roach, which includes both plant and animal products, ranges from food, paper, clothing, and books to dead insects (bedbugs).

The Blatta orientalis considered one of the filthiest of household pests. It is oval, shiny black or dark brown, 25 to 30 mm long, with a life cycle similar to that of the American cockroach.

The male has short, fully developed wings, and the female has vestigial wings. This cockroach has been distributed by vehicles of commerce from its Asiatic origins to all the temperate regions.

Encyclopedia Britannica 2001

PROVING METHODOLOGY:

The remedy was selected by Dr.Rupal Desai, my friend and colleague. It was not revealed to me or to the provers till the end of the proving. It was the 30th potency.

Total number of provers were 5 [1 male + 4 females]. Two of the female provers continued the proving for 2 weeks and later dropped out for unknown reasons.

The effect of the proving lasted for approximately 4-6 weeks.

Each prover had an observer (usually a close friend) to augment the process of symptom collection.

 

Repertory:

Mind:

          Sensitivity want of,

          Unfeeling (family members).

            Unsympathetic.

          Indifference to loved ones.

          FINERY, luxurious clothing; wants.

          Dreams making purchases of clothes.

          Delusion is not appreciated

          Longing for good opinion

          Love approbation, for.

          Flattery desires.

          Contemptuous towards people venerated.

          Envious towards people venerated/Jealousy towards people venerated.

          Veneration.

          Despair social position/Social position concerned about.

            Contrary/Contradict disposition to.

          Lewdness # remorse.

          Delusion dirty; he is

          Self control loss of, over one's sexual desires.

          Delusion animal he is, vulgar.

          Talks obscene # self-condemnation.

          Contemptuous self of.

          Detached

          Cold, frigid (BB)

          Irritability usual, lack of

          Anxiety usual, lack of

          Objective

          Irritability – causeless/about innocent things/when questioned/at trifles/”As if head would burst”

          Abrupt

          Answer abruptly, shortly, curtly

          Talk abrupt (snappish).

          Rudeness loved ones towards.

          Disturbed aversion to be.

          Sensitivity want of, music to

          Indifference music to.

          Laughing - at serious matters (losing valuable object)

          Industrious

          Ambitious

          Impatient

          Talk indisposed to.

          Delusion dirty she is, menses before

Head:

PAIN: GENERAL, menses before

PAIN: GENERAL, menses during

ERUPTIONS, scalp, occiput - , boil

ERUTPIONS, scalp, occiput, hard pressure agg.

ERUPTIONS, scalp occiput, combing agg.

EYE

          Eyes: Eye symptoms associated with nose symptoms.

          Eyes: Pain burning

          Eyes: Pain aching

          Eyes: Pain riding agg.

          Eyes: Pain draft of air agg.

          Eyes: Pain burning, right associated with burning right nostril

          Eyes: Pain burning begins suddenly

          Eyes: Pain burning washing amel.

          Eyes: Pain burning sun agg.

          Eyes: Pain burning closing eyes amel

          Eyes: Photophobia

          Eyes: Photophobia horrible (intense)

          Eyes: Photophobia sunlight agg.

VISION

          COLORS before the eyes black spots floating, muscae volitantes, mouches volantes

NOSE

          Nose: Obstruction general, root at, left

          Nose: Obstruction general, right

          Nose: Obstruction general, root at, left with throat congestion

          Nose: Pain pricking (needle like), left

          Nose: Discharge general posterior nares, left

          Nose: Discharge general posterior nares, left, pus-like

          Nose: Discharge general yellowish with burning both eyes.

          Nose: Discharge general yellowish with headache

          Nose: Itching crawling and tickling

          Nose: Sneezing itching (tickling with).

          Nose: Sneezing with desire for fan.

          Nose: Pain general sinuses with fever.

          Nose: Pain burning, right with sneezing preceded by cough & throat irritation.

          Nose: Sneezing, with desire for fan

FACE

          FACE: ERUPTIONS, acne menses before

          FACE: ERUPTIONS, acne pustular

          FACE: ERUPTIONS, acne scars remaining after

          FACE: ERUPTIONS, linear, along the margin of the mandible

MOUTH

          MOUTH: COATED, Tongue yellow, dirty

THROAT

          THROAT: HAWK disposition from tickling

          THROAT: TICKLING, with cough.

STOMACH

          STOMACH: ERUCTATIONS, empty

          Stomach: Thirst increased, night wakes up from sleep.

          Stomach : Thirst increased, night, before retiring to bed.

          Stomach: Hunger: Emptiness, must eat something.

          Stomach: Hunger: Emptiness 11:30 am-12 noon.

          Stomach: Hunger emptiness eating small quantities amel.

ABDOMEN

          ABDOMEN: HEAVINESS, lower abdomen

          ABDOMEN: ERUPTIONS, mosquitoes bitten by , left side

RECTUM

          RECTUM: URGING desire , sudden

          RECTUM: URGING, frequent

FEMALE

          FEMALE: MENSES: pale watery

          FEMALE: MENSES, protracted, prolonged

          FEMALE: MENSES, delayed

RESPIRATION

          Respiration: Respiration difficult, night with nose symptoms

          Respiration: Difficult feels as if breathing through her trachea

          Respiration : Impeded, constriction at sternum

          Respiration: Impeded , as if lungs not expanding enough.

COUGH

          Cough: Dry

          Cough: short.

CHEST

          Chest: Heaviness, as if heavy load talking agg.

          Chest: Heaviness, as if heavy load night agg.

          Chest: Heaviness, as if heavy load morning, waking

          Chest: Suffocation, chilliness with- wants to uncover, but throws off covers as feels suffocated

BACK

          BACK: PERSPIRATION , Cervical region

EXTREMITIES

            EXTREMITIES: ERUPTIONS: fingers left middle

            EXTREMITIES: ERUPTIONS, fingers left index

SLEEP

          SLEEP: RESTLESS, change place desire

          SLEEP: RETLESS, midnight after 3 am to 4 am

          SLEEP: DISTURBED

          SLEEP: INTERRUPTED

          SLEEP: DISTURBED, can sleep well only after 6 am – 6.30 am

          SLEEP: SLEEP daytime, while sleepless night

          SLEEP: SLEEPLESSNESS, exhausted though.

          SLEEP: WAKING difficult morning

          SLEEP: UNREFRESHING

DREAMS

          Teacher whom she admires; hurt by.

          Joint, left metacarpophalangeal stiff and can't move.

          Confusing which leave him disturbed.

          Cakes & pastries.

            Unremembered

CHILL

          FEVER: INFLUENZA

SKIN

          SKIN: ERUPTIONS: HERPETIC, itching with

          SKIN: ERUPTIONS, LINEAR along the dermatome

          SKIN: ITCHING, eruption appear; before

          SKIN: ERUPTIONS urticaria, as after an ant bite

          SKIN: ERUPTIONS urticaria, dark red

          SKIN: ITCHING voluptuous, scratching amel

          SKIN: ITCHING voluptuous, morning waking on

          SKIN: ERUPTIONS preceded by burning & soreness

GENERALS

          GENERALS: HEAT, flushes of

          GENERALS: HEAT, flushes of night

          GENERALS: HEAT partial, upper parts

          GENERALS: HEAT, uncover desire to with

          GENERALS: HEAT, undress desire to with

          GENERALS: HEAT, fan desire for

          GENERALS: FANNED, desires

          GENERALS: HEAT, objective

          GENERAL: AIR HUNGER

          GENERAL: HEAT, bathing; cold amel

          GENERAL: HEAT, uncovering amel.

          GENERAL: WEAKNESS, desire to lie down

          GENERAL: WEAKNESS, sleep amel.

          GENERALS: FAN , aversion

          Food & drinks: Desire pastries.

          Food & drinks: Desire natural food ( fruits etc)

          Food & drinks: Desire wholesome food

          Food & drinks: Aversion rich food.

 

 

 

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