[Robin Murphy]

Nat-m. C 6 4x daily and Equisetum mother tincture – 5 drops in water, 3x daily. Don’t combine with Rx blood pressure drugs, you could cause electrolyte imbalances.

High blood pressure: Crat. Rauw. Verat.

Low blood pressure: Aven. Cact. Gins.


Hypotonie: Skorodit w


Aurum/Apis regina comp: seelisch bedingten, funktionellen Organstörungen, die sich in Kopfschmerzen, Magenbeschwerden, Schwindelgefühlen, Kreuzschmerzen u.ä.

äußern können (Neurasthenie, vegetative Dystonie), nervöse Erschöpfungszustände, Stimmungsschwankungen in den Wechseljahren (klimakterische Stimmungslabilität),

depressive Verstimmung, Konzentrations- und Gedächtnisschwäche._


[Fernanda Abrao]


According to R.S.: "Hypertension is the result of astral hyperexcitability at the level of the rhythmic system".

In German, this pathology is called hypertonie, that is, exacerbated or intensified tonus. We know cramping as

a constrictive action of the astral body on the muscles acting from outside as if a hand were gripping them.

To understand "hypertonus", imagine this exacerbated astral tonus going deeper, as if it were generating

exaggerated tonus at the level of the rhythmic, or cardiovascular, system. Here we see that this astral activity

does not act from outside as it does in the case of a cramp.

It is not my intention to diminish the importance of the pathophysiology of hypertension. The comparison with

a cramp is used only to get us closer to the constrictive, tension element of the astral process - something

which is almost mechanical in the case of a cramp.

We find the causes of this astral tension of the rhythmic system in psychic disorders, moral tremors which affect

the human being as a creature of soul and spirit. A simple and instructive example of the effects that a threat

can cause to our feeling life is fright. When someone is startled, a feeling of abandonment arises, as if

presence of mind abandons them. In other words, the activities of the Ego and the astral body move out of harmonious relationship with the physical-etheric body. These four bodies balance harmoniously in our rhythmic system.

The consciousness of our Ego dwells in our cardiovascular system. If fright overcomes us, our capacity to react is

impaired; the "shield" of the Ego and the astral body does not fully protect us. As a result, fear can invade us.

R.S. points out the importance of disorders of the rhythmic system in human beings between the 2nd and 3rd seven-year

periods as a cause of hypertension. It is well known that the 2nd seven-year period of life is the solar phase,

which is essentially a rhythmic one when the child suffers very little illness. In his book. Children's Destinies,

Dr. Holtzapfel explains this. The aesthetic and artistic experience of the world and the experience of beauty have

their roots in this period. The child perceives everything around it through its most genuine feeling; we can state unequivocally that this feeling is an organ through which the child receives the world and through which he goes

out to meet it. In this way, traumas of the soul from different sources will disturb the above-mentioned attitude

of soul, and the soul will absorb these elements during the process of structuring the personality.

What is it that happens in this situation? It is as if the activities of the Ego and the astral body are attempting

to settle on the base of the physical-etheric body, whose node of confluence is at the cardiovascular level, but

does not succeed in doing so properly. Traumas are like frights in installments which cause the Ego and the astral

body to hover, thus making it difficult for them to fit into the lower bodies like a hand in a glove. The attempt

to incarnate occurs more from outside, irregularly, in the cardiovascular system, generating an increased tonus,

hypertonus or hypertension.


In a talk on the heart, R.S. states the following:

The human heart is a center where the cosmic forces and karmic activation are interlaced. From the age of 7 up to

the beginning of puberty/adolescence the individual aetheric heart is born, originating from the cosmic spheres

of influence (fixed stars, zodiac, planets). Together with this process there is a penetration of the astral elements

(which were formerly outside) into all the physical organs; and it is as if the heart is the central point of this interiorization. These astral elements consist of karmic elements developed during the prenatal life. And it is in

the heart that this clash between the cosmic-etheric forces and the karmic-astral forces takes place.

The ego joins this process in sympathy from the astral body, inscribing in the astral body its aims and ideas based

on which man carries out his actions... Indeed, here there is complete union of the karma with the laws of the cosmos...

After death, the etheric body, upon dissolving in the starry cosmos, hands over to the universe, as it were,

everything that was created by karma on earth.

This is an incomplete account of the lecture designed to illustrate the importance of the cardiovascular system in

the deeper context of the existence of a human being.

Dr. Mees also deals with the heart, asking us to consider the muscular continuity of the heart-aorta-arteries

(with the reservation that the first of these is a syncytium, and the arteries smooth musculature). Since the heart

is the stage on which the "dramas of the soul" are enacted, it is possible for a tensional process to materialize

in the arterial system. He also reminds us that it is not only the heart that beats but the entire arterial system.

In his book “Der Leib als Instrument der Seele in Gesundheit und Krankheit” Dr. Walther Buehler describes the heart

as the "perceptive" organ of the arterial circulation; it is the latter which really beats, leading the heart to

beat with it.

Hypertension and Sclerosis

In the seventh clinical case in “Fundamentals of Therapy” by R.S. and Ita Wegman, it is stated that the excess

astral activity not absorbed by the physical and etheric bodies causes sclerosis. Later in the book, they state "...

the excess of activity of the astral body also increases the activity of the Ego, which is manifested as a rise

in blood pressure“. Indeed, the correlation between sclerosis and hypertension is very common (deposits are observed)

on the walls of the arteries. An excess of activity of the soul/spirit can be seen as the basic cause of sclerosis;

but it is interesting to note that the degenerative element can be attributed to the astral activity whereas the

Ego would be the harmonizing element of this process - if it were in control. Here, however, the astral element causes degradation, irregularity, constriction or hardening, which can lead to hypertension, to more obvious metabolic

disorders such as atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis, or to less obvious ones.

In the same book, they refer to the medicine Scleron: "In sclerosis, the organization of the Ego becomes very weak;

it does not do enough breaking down. As a result, the breaking down takes place only by means of the astral body.“..

From this we see that both in sclerosis and in hypertension there is a predominance of the irregular astral activity,

poorly controlled by the healthy activity of the Ego. The effect of Scleron is precisely to give priority to the

activity of the Ego over the astral body; it is to fortify and intensify the activity of the Ego in the therapeutic sense, attempting to dissolve the hardening or constrictive tendency of the astral body.


Kidney Radiation

When the activity of the kidneys and adrenal glands is increased, the resulting plethora can, in turn, lead to cardiovascular disorders and sclerosis. The pyknic constitution and the choleric temperament have this tendency.

People with a weak kidney radiation tend to have low blood pressure and a melancholic temperament of the longilineous type. I have seen several patients of this type suffer a reversion to hypertension between the ages of about 35 to 42 after a professional or marital crisis, bearing in mind significant aspects of their case histories.

It is quite common in anthroposophic medicine to come across the following definition of R.S.: "The hypertensive patient is a hypotensive person up against life“. I think that, especially in the above case, this definition is perfect if we remember that this type of person generally has little vital energy, which affects the will (in the case of low kidney radiation).

Recent Research

Some very interesting research was recently performed by means of a microneurogram in which the stimuli of the sympathetic (peripheral) nervous system on the arteries related to hypertension was observed. The initial conclusion was that the hyperactivity of this system (due to stress, emotions, intellectual activity, etc.) caused arterial constriction, even going so far as to constrict minor blood vessels. It further concluded that in hypertensive patients the number of nervous stimuli remained high, even in the absence of triggering factors.

From this, it is not difficult to understand the previously-mentioned aspects if we consider the increased astral activity acting "from outside", causing contraction in the arterial system through the channel with which it has most affinity - that is to say, the nervous system.



Vergleich. Psora - Sykose - Syphillinie - Tuberkulinie

Siehe: Apoplexie + Anthroposofie + Hypotension/Bluthochdruck + Kreislauf


Bluthochdruck-Patienten von Schulmedizin auf alternative Medizin. Wenn sie das Solunat Nr. 14 (Blutdruck-senkend) und evtl. noch zusätzlich das Solunat Nr. 5 (Blutdruck-stabilisierend) einnehmen, können sie sofort?

das Blutdruck-senkende Medikament absetzen und haben denselben niedrigen Blutdruck wie zuvor unter Medikamenteneinfluss.


[Raeesa Aboobaker]

comparison of the efficacy of two homoeopathic interventions in the treatment of primary hypertension in adult females

According to the U.S. Department of Health, Joint National Committee’s 7th report (2003), Hypertension is defined as an elevated blood pressure where systolic blood pressure is greater than 140mmHg and the diastolic blood pressure is greater than 90mmHg, on the average of two or more readings taken in the seated position, on two or more consecutive visits and where patients are at risk for end organ damage (Chobanian, Bakris, Black, Cushman, Green, Izzo, Jones, Materson, Oparil, Wright, and Rocella, 2003)

Hypertension is a serious problem in South Africa, affecting 18.8% of women (S. African Demographic and Health Survey, 2003), prompting investigation into treatment. Approximately 6.1 million people suffer from Hypertension in South Africa.

The purpose of this double-blind study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Homoeopathic simillimum and a Homoeopathic complex (Aurum metallicum C6, Lachesis C 6, Natrium muriaticum C 6, Veratrum album C 6) in the treatment of Primary Hypertension in adult females.

A minimum of 30 patients were recruited and were selected on the basis of specified inclusion and exclusion criteria, and randomly divided into two equal groups by the research supervisor, with the first group receiving the Homoeopathic Simillimum and the second group receiving the Homoeopathic Complex. The initial consultation took place at the Durban University of Technology or at the Umlazi Medical Centre after obtaining informed consent from the patients (Appendix D). A detailed case history was taken, followed by a complete physical examination, including blood pressure readings and cardiovascular system examinations. Follow up consultations occurred weekly for a period of 4 weeks to record blood pressure readings, any changes in the general health and well being of the participants, in order to prescribe more medicines if needed. A mercury sphygmomanometer and a Littmann Classic 2 stethoscope were the tools of measurement and was used according to the method outlined by Bates (2007), which states that an accurate measurement of blood pressure is dependent on the appropriate cuff size of the sphygmomanometer and whether the type of gauge used needs to be calibrated or not. SPSS version 18 was used to analyse the data. A p value <0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Repeated measures ANOVA tests were done to compare the blood pressures over time between the treatment groups. Specific remedies used at each time point were described by treatment group. Potencies of the remedies were compared within each remedy between the treatment groups using Pearson’s chi square tests.

RESULTS Within each of the two treatment groups there was a highly significant decrease in systolic blood pressure over time (p<0.001). This means that both treatments were effective at lowering systolic blood pressure.

Within each of the two treatment groups there was a highly significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure over time (p=0.001 and p<0.001 respectively). This means that both treatments were effective at lowering diastolic blood pressure. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures at five time points were compared between the two treatment groups using repeated measures ANOVA.

There was an overall significant change over time in both groups (p<0.001), but the change over time was not different according to treatment groups (p=0.355). The decrease in systolic blood pressure over time was nearly identical in the two groups as the profiles are almost parallel.

Therefore in terms of systolic blood pressure there was no statistical evidence for one treatment being more beneficial than the other. There was an overall significant change over time in both groups (p<0.001) but the change over time was not different according to treatment groups (p=0.187). The decrease in diastolic blood pressure over time was almost the same rate in both groups as the profiles are almost parallel. Therefore in terms of diastolic blood pressure there was no statistical evidence for one treatment being more beneficial than the other.

CONCLUSION The results of the study led to the conclusion that both the simillimum and complex treatments were effective at reducing blood pressure over time, but there was no evidence that one treatment was more beneficial than the other, since the rates of change over time in systolic and diastolic blood pressure were similar in both treatment groups.



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