Leberheilpflanze: gelbe Blüten und orangegelber Milchsaft zeigen Sympathie zur Gelbsucht. Das dreilappige Blatt hat anatomische Verwandtschaft zur Leber, Wachstum an Mauern zeigt die Heilkraft
Gegen Gallensteine an. Wir haben es also nicht nur mit besonders "giftresistenten" Heilpflanzen zu tun, sondern auch mit Heilpflanzen für tartarische Leiden wie Blasengrieß oder Gallensteine:
Die Brennnessel fördert unter anderem die Ausscheidung von Harnsäure und treibt auch Blasengrieß aus. Dabei erinnere ich mich an eine Frau, die nach einen Tee für ihren Mann fragte, bei dem
reichlich Blasengrieß festgestellt worden war. Weil ich ihn nicht persönlich kannte, gab ich den einfachen Tipp, er solle im Wechsel täglich etwa einen halben Liter Brennesselblättertee oder
"Vollmers Grünen Hafertee" (enthält u.a. Brennesselblätter) mit frisch gepresstem Zitronensaft und Honig trinken. Ergebnis dieser wohlschmeckenden Teekur: Nach einigen Wochen kamen die beiden
mit einem Säckchen an, in dem sie eine Handvoll Blasensteinchen gesammelt hatten, die während der Teekur abgegangen waren.
Article on Kidney Stones appeared in The News International.
Kidney stones are as old as the human civilisation. Scientists have found evidence of their existence in a 7000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Despite the passage of several millennia they still constitute one
of the most painful urologic disorders.
Three million people visit health care providers and more than half a million go to emergency rooms every year for treatment of kidney stone problems.
A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract.
Normally urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the crystals from being formed. These inhibitors, however, do not work for everyone. If the crystals remain tiny, they travel through the urinary tract and pass out of the body in the urine without being noticed.
Kidney stones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Some stones are as big as golf balls! Stones may be smooth or jagged. They are usually yellow or brown. About 90% of stones that
are 4 mm or less in size usually pass spontaneously, however 9% of stones are larger than 6 mm. (gallstones and kidney stones are not related with each other. They form in different parts of the body. Someone with a gallstone is not necessarily more likely to develop kidney stones.)
Different studies on kidney stones showed there 4 types of stones. The most common type contains calcium that is a normal part of a healthy diet. Calcium that is not used by the bones and muscles goes
to the kidneys.
Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) small, hard mineral deposits that form inside kidneys. The stones are formed of mineral and acid salts. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract, your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together. Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone.
Causes: Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk. Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances (calcium, oxalate and uric acid) than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.
Types of kidney stones
Calcium stones. Are most kidney stones usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance found in food. Some fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and chocolate, have high oxalate levels. Your liver also produces oxalate. Dietary factors, high doses of vitamin D, intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in urine. Calcium stones may also occur in the form of calcium phosphate.
Struvite stones: form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. These stones can grow quickly and become quite large, sometimes with few symptoms or little warning.
Uric acid stones: can form in people who don’t drink enough fluids or who lose too much fluid, those who eat a high-protein diet, and those who have gout. Certain genetic factors also may increase your risk of uric acid stones.
Cystine stones: form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of certain amino acids (cystinuria).
Symptoms–A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:
Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
Pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin
Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
Pain on urination
Pink, red or brown urine
Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
Nausea and vomiting
Persistent need to urinate
Urinating more often than usual
Fever and chills if an infection is present
Urinating small amounts of urine
Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity as the stone moves through your urinary tract.
Berb.: one of the top remedies for renal stone colic. Here the pain is found on the left side of the renal region. Stitching, cutting pain from the left kidney following the course of the ureter into the bladder and urethra. Burning and soreness in region of kidneys. Pain in small of back, very sensitive to touch in renal region <when sitting & lying, from jar, fatigue. Numbness, stiffness & lameness with painful pressure in renal & lumbar regions. Bubbling sensation in kidneys. Urine greenish, blood red, with thick, slimy mucus, transparent, reddish or jelly like sediment. Rheumatic & gouty complaints with urinary diseases. < motion, any sudden jarring movement, walking, carriage riding.
Canth.: Constant urging to urinate, passing but a few drops at a time, which is mixed with blood. Intolerable urging before, during & after urination. Violent paroxysms of cutting & burning in whole renal region. Violent tenesmus & strangury. Urine scalds him & is passed drop by drop. Membranous scales looking like bran in water. Urine jelly like, shredy. Pain raw, sore, burning in every part, internally & externally. Over sensitiveness of all parts. Drinking even small quantities of water increases pain in bladder.
Lyc.: Renal colic, right sided. Pain shooting across lower abdomen from right to left. Pain in back relieved by urinating. Urine slow in coming, must strain. Retension. Polyuria during night. Red sand in urine. Uric acid diathesis. Child cries before urinating. Pains drawing, aching < 4-8 pm. Upper part of the body emaciated, lower part semidropsical. Ailments from fright, anger, mortification, reserved displeasure. Avaricious, greedy, miserly, malicious, pussilanimous. Excessive accumulation of flatulence, lower abdomen. > warm food & drinks.
Sars.: Passage of small calculi or gravel, renal colic, stone in the bladder. Excruciating pains from right kidney downwards. Severe almost unbearable pain at conclusion of urination. Urine bloody, scanty, slimy, flaky, sandy, copious, passed without sensation, deposits white sand. Painful distension & tenderness in bladder, urine dribbles while sitting, passes freely when standing. air passes from urethra, child screams before & while passing urine.
Tab.: Renal colic, violent spasmodic pains along ureter, left side. With deathly nausea & vomiting. Vomiting violent, with cold sweat, on least motion, with faintness > open air. Nausea incessant as if seasick > in fresh cold air. Vertigo, death like pallor, on opening the eyes. Face pale, blue, pinched, sunken, collapsed. Terrible, faint, sinking feeling at the pit of stomach. Icy coldness of surfaces.
Nux-v.: Renal colic, right sided. Pain extends to the right thigh & to the genitals. Frequent ineffectual urge for urination with dribbling of urine. Haematuria, strangury. While urinating, itching in urethra & pain in neck of bladder. Backache, must sit up or turn over in bed. Adapted to thin, irritable, zealous, nervous, literary, studious, responsible persons. Bad effects of coffee, tobacco, alcohol, highly spiced food, overeating, long continued mental exertion. Over sensitiveness to all external impressions. Frequent ineffectual urging for stool.
Oci-c.: Renal colic, right sided. Uric acid diathesis. Red sand in urine. High acidity, formation of spike crystals of uric acid. Turbid, thick, purulent, bloody, brick dust red or yellow sediment. Odour of musk. Pain in ureters, cramps in kidneys.
Baros-c.: Gravel. Irritable bladder with vesical catarrh. Mucopurulent discharges
Bell.: Violent spasmodic pains in kidney region especially of the right side. Pain comes suddenly, lasts indefinitely & ceases suddenly. Pains usually in short attacks. Redness of eyes & face, throbbing of brain & carotids. Abdomen tender, distended, < least jar (of the bed/slight noise/light/lying down; >: pressure/tight bandaging/wrapping up; Bilious lymphatic plethoric constitutions.
Cham.: Insupportable pains in loins & hips. Pains seem unendurable, drives to despair < by heat, evening before midnight, with heat, thirst & fainting with numbness of affected parts, < eructations. Violent pains, drive him out of bed, compels to walk about. Over sensitive to pain, to open air. Cannot endure anyone near him, is cross, irritable, easily angered.
Cal-ren.: A specific remedy for renal stones .
Coloc.: Pains urinating over whole abdomen. Vesical catarrh, discharge like fresh white of egg. Red hard crystals. Renal colic < left side. Agonising pain in abdomen causing patient to bend double, with restlessness, twisting & turning to obtain relief. > hard pressure. Pains < eating & drinking > warm application. Shooting pains like electric shocks. Complaints from anger, indignation , mortification
Dios.: Renal colic with pains radiating to the extremities. Colic pains < bending forward & while lying. > on standing erect or bending backwards. Violent twisting colic, occurring in regular paroxysms as if abdomen were grasped & twisted by a powerful hand. Pain suddenly shift to different parts, appear in remote localities as fingers & toes.
Hydrangea.: It is considered as a stone breaking remedy. Renal calculi, gravel, profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine. Renal colic, sharp pain in loins, especially left. Burning in urethra & frequent desire. Urine hard to start. Bloody urine, heavy deposit of mucus. Great thirst with abdominal symptoms & enlarged prostate.
Pariet.: Renal colic, pain going down the thighs. Neuralgic pain in the anterior crural region. Constant urging, great straining. Can emit urine only when he goes on his knees, pressing head firmly against floor. Black, bloody, thick mucus urine. Dribbling after micturition. Urethritis, prostatitis.
Fab.: Excoriating urine & calculi. Uric acid diathesis. A terebinthine diuretic. Vesical tenesmus & burning after urination. Dysuria, cystitis, prostatitis, gonorrhea. Cholelithiasis & liver affections.
Hedeoma.: Dull burning pain over left kidney. Pain along left ureter. Dragging pain from kidney to bladder. Red sand in urine. Frequent urging, cutting pains. Frequent intense desire to urinate & inability to retain urine for more than few minutes, better urinating.
Epig.: Renal calculi, gravel, uric acid deposits. Fine sand in urine of a brown colour. Dysuria, tenesmus after urination. Burning in neck of bladder while urinating. Chronic cystitis, mucopus, pyelitis, incontinence of urine
[Dr. Manish Bhatia]
I learned this from one of my teachers and have seen it work:
If renal calculus is large (> 8mm), Bryophyllum Ø helps to flush it out.
I understand very well that its homeopathicity can be debated but it does help the patient!
Calculi renales (Cal-ren) = Nierenstein/= Cal-ren./= Calcarea renalis praeparata/= Lapis renales Nosode/= Nephrolithinum Nosode/= Urate of Lime
A kidney stone is composed of crystals formed by chemicals that separate from the urine that builds up in the kidney.
The most common type of stone contains calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate. A less common type of stone, caused by infection in the urinary tract, is called a struvite stone.
Other rarer stones include uric acid stones and cystine stones.
Stones form as a result of urine with a high concentration of certain chemicals (such as calcium, oxalate, phosphate, uric acid and others) and a low concentration of substances that stop stone formation (urinary
inhibitors such as citrate and magnesium).
Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases, and certain metabolic disorders are linked to stone formation.
Calcium oxalate stones may also form in people with chronic inflammation of the bowel or have had an intestinal bypass operation, or ostomy surgery.
Stones occur more frequently in men, and most commonly between 40 and 70 years old. Once you get more than one stone, other stones are likely to develop.
Many people may not feel any symptoms. The first symptom of a kidney stone is severe pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine.
Typically, you will feel a sharp, cramping pain in your back and side, and around the area of the kidney. The pain may shift to the lower abdomen later on. Sometimes, you may also experience nausea and vomiting.
As the stone moves and the body tries to push it out, blood may appear in your urine making the urine pink. As the stone moves down the ureter closer to the bladder, you may feel the need to urinate more often
or a burning sensation during urination. If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms, an infection may be present.
X-ray or ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder, or
Intravenous urogram (IVU) or computerised tomography (CT) scan
Additional urine and blood tests may be needed to exclude infection and impairment of kidney function.
Prevention = important
You are likely to form another if you have had more than one kidney stone.
Adequate water intake. If you tend to form stones, try to drink enough liquid throughout the day to produce at least two litres of clear urine.
Calcium intake. In the past, people who form calcium stones were told to avoid dairy products and other foods with high calcium content. Recent studies have shown that foods high in calcium (dairy products),
may help prevent calcium stones. Older women taking calcium supplements to prevent bone loss should continue to do so.
Foods that have medium amounts of oxalate may be eaten in limited amounts.
Vitamin D intake. You may be told to avoid food with added vitamin D and certain types of antacids that have a calcium base.
Meat intake. If you have highly acidic urine you may need to eat less meat, fish, and poultry as these foods increase the amount of acid in the urine.
Oxalate intake. If you are prone to forming calcium oxalate stones you may be asked by your doctor to limit or avoid certain foods if your urine contains an excess of oxalate.
Food high in Oxalat: Food high in Oxalat:
• Spinach, rhubarb, beets • Grapes
• Peanuts • Celery, green pepper
• Soybean crackers • Raspberries, strawberries
• Chocolate • Marmalade
• Black tea • Liver
• Sweet potatoes
Most small kidney stones can pass through the urinary system with plenty of water - six to eight glasses a day - to help move the stone along. For larger stones, the following treatment options are available :
Certain medications may help prevent calcium and uric acid stones by controlling the amount of acid or alkali in the urine which are key factors in crystal formation. The medicine allopurinol may also be useful in
some cases of hyperuricosuria where the chemical uric acid is secreted in large amounts in the urine.
Gravel: Coc-c. Hydrang. Solid. Urt-u.
Phytology: SOLUNAT Nr. 16 Renalin Erkrankungen der Nieren (Nierensteinen), der Blase und des Harnleiters/Ausleitung und Entgiftung (wird mit SOLUNAT Nr. 8 Hepatik und SOLUNAT Nr. 9 Lymphatik ergänzt)
After Berberis in renal calculus cases. Gravel and renal calculi. Reccurent stone formation, in a Calc. constitution, to remove tendency;
Ohr: Katarrh in Eustachische Röhre
Hören: Schwerhörig - Tubenkatarrh
Mund: Alveolarpyorrhoe/Skorbut des Zahnfleisches
Nieren: Nierensteine (wiederkehrend)
Harndrang nachts öfter
Urin: Sediment - Harngrieß
Glieder: Entzündete Gelenke - chronisch
Gichtknoten (im Haut über den Gelenken)
Schmerz in Gelenke - gichtig
Haut: Geschwüre - skrofulös
Allgemeines: Arteriosklerose/Hypertonie/Syphilis 3es Stadium/Tb. der Lymphdrüsen
“We began this trituration with a group of two men and two women. We only had time to triturate to the third level and did not have an official follow-up meeting. We did exchange notes via phone and email
following the trituration. This was a very focused event because we all knew the substance and the intended purpose of this trituration. Everything that was said was specific to the topic and the substance –
nothing frivolous arose. It was very serious, we were doing a job – that may have been partly the circumstances as well as part of the remedy picture.
“The trituration proving was a powerful experience for me; quite personal and intimate, having produced the substance from within my own being. However, it was even more powerful to experience the remedy
state collegially; within the trituration healing field. For in doing so, that which had previously seemed a matter of course, perhaps indefinable from my own selfhood, transformed within the proving group from
personal experience into common voice and remedy state expression. And in this profoundly human, yet non- personal expression of ‘remedy state, there was access to a new, clearer, freer, inner state accompanied
by a profound relief. I gained a new level of health and freedom of being. Metaphorically it was like removing the shackle from a slave, or being released from a perpetual vow. The past which binds falling away.
Truly it is ok to be, here and now!”
Calcium oxalatum renalis – N’s Kidney Stone Trituration
First Round of Trituration (C1):
N: This is the most intimate trituration, I have ever done… (feeling…we are doing a substance born out of my own body, with my close colleagues). I had wondered how long it would take for the stones to break
up in the mortar under the pressure of the pestle. I feel much relief that this went so easy. The stones were surprisingly soft; they almost burst across the bowl. Like the stages of passing a stone, I had imagined that
it might take up to 6 hours to pulverize the stone for us to begin the trituration, and I worried that this would be a hardship on the others participating in the trituration.
J: Upset when word ‘intimate’ is used; very uncomfortable. Grinding with the fingers of one hand, holding the pestle at the top. Methodical. Noticing the colors of the hydrangea; bougainvillea. Colors are bright.
Noticing sharp, pokey things such as bougainvillea; earwig crawling on me.
N: Brief intense feeling of sadness washes over me. The stone is no longer recognizable in the mortar, blending with the milk sugar. Time for letting go, moving on.
Miscommunication. Hidden things. Talking about pregnancy and overuse of ultrasound, hurting fetus.
Getting flickering of black spot on L side. There’s an eye in my bowl.
A: Like this substance is about balls: footballs, baseballs, basketballs, (snickering sexual innuendo).
J: Feels very masculine to me.
D: Speaks about his sister’s ongoing divorce process and her adaptations.
N: Curious that D is talking about divorce. Certainly the pain of my first marriage is a component of the grief and hardship participating in the evolution of these kidney stones - these ‘balls’ that I release out through
A: When did the stones first start?
N: 23 years ago; after my first child was born; during my first marriage. It was tough and unhappy times. In-laws were visiting, there was intergenerational stress and fighting going on. Sudden attack of intense pain;
rolling around on floor of upstair’s bedroom; feeling alone, lots of arguing going on downstairs; not wanting to upset anyone; besides myself in pain. Then not again for 7 years, then approximately 6 years later
(this one required a urologist-cystoscopic ‘basket’ retrieval); then maybe 5 years, now three in the past two years! Remedies used in the past included Berberis and Cantharis. Ocimum for the last three stones.
Overall they helped acutely a lot. But why do I develop stones again and again?
I had years of hiding; holding in natural urges. Pain when passing stone is like giving birth. I have to be totally focused on passing the stone and have to surrender to it. I would break out in cold sweat; moaning;
slamming dashboard with fists with the pain; bowels let loose, vomiting with the pain. Felt like a clearing afterward; a passing; a transition. Each experience is different. I handle the pain differently each time.
Even while in pain I had to stay in control. The best laid plans wouldn’t work out and I’d have to take charge.
Cannot let go. In an impossible state. Solution is unreachable; hidden, even in plain sight (people 100 yards across from each other couldn’t see each other; unable to find the right office amidst all the other ones;
corridors like a labyrinth).
Have to be superhuman in state of passing the stone. Perspiration soaked shirts. Last summer, the stone before the most recent, passing the stone felt like a distillation process.
Earlier in my life, there were many times in social situations, where I felt a sense of being invisible in a room. There was safety in being invisible. Yet I had a strong sense of dissatisfaction that I didn’t or couldn’t
connect with anyone. Later on it modulated to a state where, after being in social situations like parties, I would come home bummed, frustrated. Feeling of social interactions being not real and not a deep enough
of a connection at parties.
“I’m attached.” (Powder in his bowl wouldn’t come out of the bowl. Like the porcelain had all been rubbed away and the sides were sticky. No one else had this trouble).
Perhaps I compensated for this lack of connection in High School. I became the chairman of the social committee and I would organize the dance events, hire the band, chose the dates, etc. I did not feel any
anxiety at those events doing those activities and I even got an award for my efforts upon graduating from school.
A: Was it about being influenced by the perception of others? By others’ possibly judging you?
N: Not sure. I probably would be anxious unless I was in charge of events. Ok if had something to do. My role was defined. Work has always been important vehicle for me. It brought connection.
A: I’m feeling stoned. (We started to laugh and A didn’t get why we were laughing; didn’t get her own pun).
N: Can’t have joy without suffering. Brought up Catholic. Military school. So passing stones and getting value makes sense. “I can’t let go; I have to be the responsible one.” Solution is not reachable. “Not being
able to come out.” (The stone on one level; his being gay on another.)
Second Round of Trituration (C2):
J: Hard to grind; desire to stare; space out. Notice I’m holding the bowl like a baby; tender; cradling the bowl.
N: Did it by myself; passing the first stone. Didn’t want to disturb the others. Had a demanding daughter and dysfunctional in-laws and wife. They were always fighting; then would buy off their daughter’s love
with money. Labor with daughter was 36 hours of getting yelled at. Wife was in a Medusa state, it was hell.
I feel a tension headache on the top of my head, like hitting the ceiling with my head. Right ankle is stiff, I cannot move freely. After using the toilet just now, urine has an unusual greenish tinge to it. Body feels warm.
It is heating me up. The thought occurs to me, this is a feeling of being distilled, the stone is being transformed through distillation.
The mission has to be accomplished. Personal stuff gets stuffed. Like the kid walking along the dyke and you see a leak, so you put your finger in it to stop the leak, but another leak erupts. You do what you can to
plug the holes. But more and more leaks break out.
A: You’re given a task which is just too big. You take it on because it seems like it’s your job and you don’t even question it or think about it. And the weight and pressure keep increasing. What is behind it?
You could get sad about it but… you just keep soldiering on. Don’t show the pressure or the burden.
It’s unfair; it’s not right. It’s a terrible feeling. I am getting pissed off. It just sucks. This state is shit.
You’re competent but a part is always held back to deal with the inevitable crap that comes up. 100% of you is never available; you’re always holding something in reserve -like the stones are held in the kidney in reserve.
N: You strive to be conscious; you’re doing the best you can; why is there yet another stone? My thoughts are that these stones were formed a long time ago; but still, why are they not gone with the change in my state?
Is it a question of holding on versus letting go? What do you keep and what do you leave behind? All lessons not necessarily learned at the time of an event; further lessons occur from review and re-experiencing from
the perspective of one’s more current life experience.
A feeling of being on call 24/7. Every time I got a stone I dropped something in order to balance my life better. I recall; two stones ago, the process felt like a distillation process for me. My body felt like a furnace.
I soaked all my clothes. It felt like I was turning a solid into a gas. Dispersing the substance; not required to remain in a solid state to be released.
J: explains the process of distillation; fractionating, clarifying, purifying the substance.
A: Then perhaps, distillation is not the right word. Perhaps it is more of an alchemical than chemical process that we are seeking, experiencing! Like an irritation in an oyster; producing a pearl.
Most stones were on right; the one that’s left is on left side.
N: I was a breech birth. Have a stiff neck; stiff from birth. They said I was allergic to mom’s milk. Failure to thrive till put on soy formula. (Or was milk toxic and he was right to refuse it?) Disappointing to be a child
and you’re dependent and they’re not doing a good job and they think they are. (Suppressed anger so deep it’s not really known). It is wrong to get mad at your mother.
It all has to come out: tearing, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, peeing. N. has had to leave to pee a lot during the process.
Down, deep, hidden. Totally oblivious to state of the kidney. “Down the tubes.” Like being invisible at the group gatherings.
Third Round of Trituration (C3):
N. and A .find their neck pain and headache better. Runny nose.
N. tells Sufi story of souls in heaven waiting to incarnate on this earth. They are awaiting with anticipation their departure to earth, yet there is a hesitation to leave heaven. There is such bliss in heaven, being
in the awareness of God’s presence; so souls are reluctant to go into human life with its limitations and constrictions. So to overcome this reluctance, God has the angels play music. The music is so sublime, the souls
lose themselves in the music and follow the music. In this process, the soul enters like a slide and once you are on it, the pathway is irreversible; you are on the slide of incarnation, you enter a womb.
You, as one of the souls streaming; coming down to the earth plane, are attracted to the souls which are going back to heaven. It is an attraction on the level of light; light beings attracted to light beings.
Those who have finished a life experience on the earth plane are streaming up, while those in the process of descent are streaming down. For most, this descent involves multiple light contacts; ancestral connections
on the plane of light.
The process of reincarnation is explained in this way; if however, in your descent into manifestation, you are particularly attracted to one being, lingering in resonance with this one being, then the soul impression of
that ascending being is fully absorbed, so upon your birth into the earth plane, you are recognized as a being so very similar to the one who has passed on that it is said you are the reincarnation. To reiterate, most of
us are attracted to several light beings and absorb experience and data and impressions from each of them which contribute towards our own uniqueness. In this story, the Sufis blend their insights that each being is
unique; and yet how the possibilities of reincarnation occur; and how each soul in the incarnating process is influenced by the beings they are drawn to, including their qualities and soul experience.
A: So you take on this invisible loyalty. It’s a compulsion; not a choice.
N: I went to Calcutta to help Mother Theresa with the dying in 1981.
Her only instruction to me was “Go and provide succor to those who are in need.”
A: Whatever comes along, you do. You do whatever you can do, whether it’s enough or not. So the solution is to just do. Don’t take it to extreme places. You don’t have to be Mother Theresa to be ok. You don’t have to
be in a problematic relationship with this stuff. The work - work is an important word. Throw out the judgment and just be. Just do.
N: Got Sulphur (or on reflection was it Alumina?) in Delhi from homeopathic doctor. I had this very sensory experience while walking back from the case taking and taking the remedy. I was in the Basti area of old Delhi.
It was evening time. The sounds of the community surrounded me, babies crying, old people coughing, sounds of meal preparations. I realized that people had been walking the same cobblestone street for thousands of years.
As I walked, I felt like I was activating, being empowered. Active and present in my own body as if for the very first time.
A: Like the substance says, just “to be”. It’s not complicated at all. Similar to the message found in Sulph in C4: “Not a whole lot more to be done; or to be changed.” Perhaps Sulph C4 would complete this state?
Post Trituration notes:
J: In BIG frustration with new TV controller and cable box which was not working, which husband could easily work but not convey the workings to me. I deliberately threw the controller against the wall and broke it.
Husband and son said this was atypical for me, to throw and break something. (Getting mad at technology is not new but I don’t like breaking things). Son said he saw me think about throwing it before doing it so
he knew it wasn’t an uncontrollable impulse. This came at the end of a long day of things not quite working well. Also, had stepped on big roofing nail in afternoon; went through sandal and into foot. So I had taken
Ledum before TV problem. But it could be the trituration so I’m mentioning it. I have been bothered by being poked, stung, prickled, bitten, etc. for past month or two.
The next day, I awoke with a dream: was with two other people. We were rehearsing a play in a gym or similar church basement type place. A short play/scene but I wanted to do a good job. It was just supposed to be for
class or something then we got word that we were to perform it—that night. Still hadn’t memorized my lines. I had a couple of lengthy speeches in very stilted English; not Shakespeare but close. We kept getting interrupted whenever it came time for me to read and practice my part. Frustrating. Getting anxious because I wasn’t getting it; couldn’t read the words or had to do other things for other people. Wanting and needing to help others who
were incompetent or incapable, but then I was not getting my own part done. And the play deadline was approaching and I had no idea of what the play was even about. Hadn’t even gotten to read the whole thing.
Got hit this morning with allergy attack. Running faucet nose, sneezing. Left side feels like it has a poking piece of pollen or dust in it and cannot get it out. My usual allergy symptoms but I haven’t had them for a couple
of years now except for sporadic outbreaks. Lasted all day. Headache, face pain; stuffed nose and running nose. Feel like crap and have all this stuff to do.
Two weeks after this trituration I got the instruction from Alize Timmerman: Take the powder from the C2 and potentize it to 12C. Take this daily for one week.
Notes during the succussion process:
Felt anxiety in my body. Feels like my mother’s shadow; strong; waves of anxiety, like emerging underlying anxiety, felt episodically in my life in the past, questions of will I do this right? Am I succussing correctly?
What if my count is off? Tight neck, sore stomach, mild urge to stool, recognize pattern of keeping busy to balance the nervous energy-anxiety in my body.
Memories flood me of a molestation event that occurred when I was in third grade (10 years old), summer time with an older teenage neighbor. Memories of what actually occurred have been kept at bay.
During the succussing I find myself remembering more, particularly remember dialogue such as, “I did ask you and you wanted me to play with you remember?” Recalling earlier initial conversation,
“Do you want me to play with you?” In touch with the manipulation aspect for the first time; feeling powerless, fearful, honoring your word, fulfilling a commitment, excited, aroused, confused.
Why did I never tell my parents about this? Is this the seed experience of over-committing in relational states?
Strong feeling while succussing to really hit the bottle hard on the table at times and at other times into my palm creating a red spot. Stigmata?
Concerns about maintaining the order, succussing, recording, pouring out 9/10, am I maintaining the correct flow of things? Will there be ramifications if I do not do it exactly the right way?
So tired of my skin being so itchy… especially thighs, abdomen.
Where does this anxiety reside when I am not aware of it? Where is the time going? Seems to me, like it is taking me twice as long, than usual to get ready for going to a birthday party.
C-4 Trituration of Calcarea oxalatum renalis
N. took powder from the third trituration and did a fourth round by himself on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2008.
As I begin the grinding process, I flash on a weird sexual dream that I had last night, with the words, “He never knew what hit him.”
Feelings of sadness and restlessness arise from within
Physicals- ache in my arms and my neck, tight! Neck is getting a kink!
I must do this; can I really do this? I am getting stronger through the process of doing this!
Allow the purge!
This process is about centering, grinding, centering, finding the center.
After adding the second portion of lactose:
Grinding, rings in the clarity, ringing, ringing.
AUTHENTICITY; diving into one’s authenticity
Cleaning away the dark, dirty, shameful environs
Cloudy feelings around being fully embodied, entering in the body with sexuality
Clarifying that which is imposed from the outside on the inner in contrast to that which is initiated from the inside and expressing naturally outwardly.
Even the mortar and pestle are sexualized objects! Inserter….insertee
Calcium: grinding the substance, forming the structure, the vessel.
Oxalatum: the flavor of the process, the bumpy road, the hard times, the difficult path, the chosen way, a path to liberation.
Physicals - ears burning Color RED, belching, belching, tears come to the eyes, a few; back clenched tight!
Losing your way - Panic - losing yourself- losing the notion of your self - LOSER!
Reaction - holding too tight, tightly, holding on, holding, old-ing, oldening, hardening, hard, harder, HARDER; too hard, it’s too hard! Stone! (as in kidney stone).
After adding the third portion of lactose:
Try softer, softer, softly, gliding, drifting, gliding, smooth, with not through it, smoother, towards ease, away from disease, toward EASE, smoother and smoother.
What about suffering? The Perfect Ganesh(a).
Crucible – transforming - move on, not bold on, go with the flow!
Kidney stone - an obstacle in the flow, FLOW; an initiation to go with the flow!
Flow is not the treadmill.
Flow accommodates inflow and outflow.
Go with the Flow!
Alize Timmerman Comments:
After giving N. the Calcarea oxalatum at 1M, I wanted him to have a very physical experience from the C1 or C2 level, in order to regress him to the state before the stones were formed. In this way,
a trituration experience can be a form of regression therapy, allowing the patient to clear deep psychological states.
The remedy from this kidney stone seems to say, “I am the crystallization of everything that was ever done unfairly to you. You carry me deep inside and don’t show me, except with extreme pain.”
Several months after this trituration, we met another homeopath who had a cousin, S., with chronic kidney stones who was passing them regularly. As she and I talked about the case, I asked her questions based on
our trituration experience. This cousin personified our trituration. I asked very pointed questions, such as does he have an issue with unfairness? Everything I asked her confirmed our trituration information.
She gave him a 12C from the 3rd round and he passed stones for two days fairly easily, with some pain but not excruciating.
We gathered a few months later to do the trituration of this young man’s kidney stone. Although the kidney stone remedy from our trituration had helped him, it had not cured. We wanted to see if triturating his own
kidney stone would give him more permanent relief. We were also curious to see if there would be any overlap in the themes between the two. We had a group of 7 people: two males, five females; four people were
After four rounds of trituration, we had a sense of the essence of his kidney stone; it seems to be: “He breaks everything up into small pieces so that he does not have to see the whole picture of his life all at once. It would
overwhelm him.” (An interesting aside is that this man also has brittle bone syndrome). In his situation, he has also had multiple unfair situations that he has had to soldier through and his attitude is also one of just taking
it and carrying on. He was relating a story of a severely dysfunctional father, a life-long drug addict by choice, and did not express any anger about his situation.
We made a C40 potency from the fourth round of powder, and put one of the medicated pellets in water for him to take several drops daily.
The following is a report from his aunt, about four weeks post-trituration:
“S. says the first 3 days after starting the remedy he slept really well and deeply. Poor sleep is a lifelong problem for him. Then he started passing a stone and when I realized it a few days later I told him to stop the
remedy till the stone passed. He stopped the remedy for 4-7 days (I am not sure how long) and then restarted it. I then went back East for almost two weeks and when he picked me up he seemed very different,
more serious and independent and less vulnerable and attached. He said, ‘I feel like I woke up after a long dream.’ He said he felt like when he was in high school again and had motivation and energy. He said he was
cutting back on marijuana (medical marijuana which he uses for chronic pain) because he did not want to lie around and have life pass him by. He said he was planning to move to Sacramento with his friends. I said that
was fine with me and asked how it is with his girlfriend (E. who is 43) and he said that he has found they have different goals and he does not think they will continue together. Then over the next five days I worked
continuously catching up from my trip and when I called S. on Sunday and asked him to come home to help me with a mess he had left, he became very angry and stated he was moving out right away. He then did so
and did not talk to me for a week. He has come by once and talked to me this week, and I again asked him to write down all his responses to the remedy and I will send the information to you. (I have been after him
since the remedy was made and he has been stalling). I hope he will do so, as I can no longer monitor him.
“I think the remedy has made a huge difference to him and we will have to see if it also helps his kidney stones.”
Fall: 30 Yrs/Tall/fair slim/dressed like a teenager (purple lipstick/blue painted fingernails/modern clothes)/friendly/bright/expressive (every thing is “simply wonderful” or “simply ghastly”) seems immature for her age.
Is tired of living on her own, but is panicky/has to check doors and switches several times at night and has to urinate 6 - 8x a night, and “nobody can put up with that”/is writing lists (shopping lists).
Says she feels the need to pass urine and so goes to the toilet “in case.”/is part of the repetitive compulsive disorder that she appears to have.
Problems appeared when she was 16 (parents separated then/left home to live with her father/he was away a lot and left her with little food in the house. She started writing lists of what she needed. “I felt scared,
frightened, and so alone,” she said. She was very unhappy, had no friends and felt suicidal. Was possible sexual abused at 8.
Was drinking a lot of alcohol in twenties. Dreams of dead/rotting fish/a long house, spic and span - it was not for her.
Doesn’t belong, wants to fly off, be somewhere else, wants to go, wants to be nowhere, place doesn’t exist. Everything is dark and sinister.
Follow-up: Patient rang within 2 weeks to say she felt much better/had a throat infection at this stage and required Phytolacca. Calculus renalis was then repeated.
At four-week follow-up visit: Feeling good, enjoying flatting. Up twice before sleeping, then sleeps through. Has an upstairs bedroom; feels safe. Checking switches and
locks less, keeps a diary rather than writing lists. Wakes up with a sense of calm and relief; stable on the ground. “Feel I could cope with the day, have the strength, more
even-keeled.” Butterflies gone from her stomach. Feels happier and positive about life, even though the postive job is becoming a burden. Dreams about houses and
beautiful gardens. She can speak out now and laughs more. Deliberately her treatment was antidoted by giving another remedy. Next day - “everything was black”.
I instructed her to write down her feelings then take another Calculus renalis.
She wrote: “Feel like running away/or like hiding/like to hit the wall/need a friend. Mad. Speed-up.
Can’t cope - no strength or certainty. Frightened, scared, suspicious of everyone, can’t trust no one.
Need someone to hold me and keep me on the ground. Stabilise me. Feel like a mad woman. Don’t
know what to do with self.” Calculus renalis 30 C took away all these feelings.
[Dr. Shreya Deshpande]
Avoid surgery for kidney stones
Renal calculus, in simple terms, kidney stone, consists of aggregates of crystals and small amounts of proteins and glycoproteins, which may damage kidney. But there genesis is poorly understood till date.
Crystalline component usually consists of calcium oxalate(more than 50% of cases),calcium phosphate(10%),magnesium ammonium phosphate(10%) or rarely cystine and uric acid.
Why is it formed?
Though not exactly known, many causative factors have been suggested as follows:
Recurrent urinary tract infection
Deficiency of vitamin A
Improper calcium metabolism
Climate or occupation giving rise to excessive sweating
Prolonged immobilization or
Prolonged retention of urine.
What are the symptoms?
Intermittent dull pain in loin or back < movement, is usually the presenting symptom in more than 50% of cases.
If stone or calculus gets lodged in ureter, then, severe Renal Colic, that is, excruciating loin to groin pain, may also present the case. The pain increases and reaches the peak within a few minutes making
very restless. This is often associated with pallor, sweating or vomiting. Patient may groan in agony.
In some people, haematuria (bloody urine) or dysuria (painful urine) is the presenting feature.
How to detect?
Apart from clinical examination done by doctor, X-ray or ultrasonography is done to confirm the diagnosis. Urine test usually detects red blood cells and proteins in urine.
1. Apart from immediate pain relievers, patient may have to undergo endoscopic removal of stone using a lithotriptor which fragments the stone and then removes. These treatment options are costly and
further, the recurrence rate cannot be diminished by these methods.
2. Off course, drinking at least 10 to 12 glasses of water daily is the most important and easy treatment option.
What Homoeopathy offers?
For stones up to 0.5 to 0.6 cms., homoeopathy has a scope to replace surgery.
Homoeopathy offers a wide range of medicines for kidney stones. The medicines act in 3 steps:
A) Alleviates pain.
B) Crushes the stone
C) Expels the stone through urine.
According to Homoeopathic principles, there are certain inbuilt tendencies in human beings which lead to such conditions. The medicines check the unbalanced homeostasis(harmony) of the body besides
acting locally. As the medicines are able to harmonize the tendencies, they are very much capable of preventing the recurrence.
And all this happens without a single side effect!
There are medicines like Calc. Lyc. Thuj. Canth. Berb. Hydrangia, Oc-c. Cann-s. Sars. Nat-s. Pariera brava, etc. when taken under proper medical guidance and with regularity, have the power to replace
The constitutional doses (the ones those act on the person as a whole) have the potential to prevent the recurrence, once the stone is expelled.
Other preventive measures-
1. Foods containing excess calcium oxalate like spinach, tomatoes, radish, mushrooms, excess tea-coffee, chocolates, cheese, pastries, etc. should be minimized.
2. Water consumption schedule should be scrupulously followed.
3. Citrus fruits (grapefruit/lemon)/pineapple should be eaten.
4. Body weight should be kept under check as obese people are more prone to calculi. So exercise is vital.
Epig (= Gravel root). Eup-pur. (= Gravelroot). Lap-a.
Nephrit. [(Ca + Mg + Fe + S) = aotea/= axe-stone/= B.C. jade/= beilstein/= kidney stone/= lapis nephriticus/= nephrita/= New Zealand greenstone/= New Zealand jade/= spinach jade (dark grayish green)/
= talcum nephriticus/= tomb jade/= grave jade]
Steinleiden Harnwegen: Calc + Lyc + Berb
Unverträglich: Steinleiden Übergewicht Pampelmuss
Antidotiert von: Lap-a.
Aufgelöst von: Epig. Equis. Eup-per. Eup-pur. Hydrang. Junc-e. Lith-be. Mill. Rat-p. Nigel-a. Nit-m-ac. Oci. Pareit. Stigm. Urt-u. Uva.
Blasensteinen: Adren. Oxyd. Urt.
Vorbeugend: Milch im Tee
Allerlei: Verursacht durch Spinat/Rhabarber/Cac/Erdnüsse/Tomatensaft/Pampelmusssaft/Soda/Tee/Beeren/kohlsäurehaltiges Wasser
Phytologie: Crateva nurvala hemmt Oxiden
Calculus renalis phosphorus (Cal-renp)
Nieren: Nierensteine aus Phosphat
Steinleiden Harnwegen: Calc + Lyc + Berb
Antidotiert von: Ph-ac.
Calculus renalis uricus (Cal-renu)
Allgemeines: Harnsäure Diathese
Steinleiden Harnwegen: Calc + Lyc + Berb
Siehe: Acidum uricum