Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis (Chamael-d.) = Kamäleon/tail


[Liesl Pistorius/Debora Moore]

In discussing remedies using comparative materia medica describes the typical themes belonging to the remedy being discussed, from which is elucidated the „minimum characteristic syndrome‟. There are a number of such themes that the researcher speculates similarly represent Chamael-d.

1. Paralysis: considered central to the remedy. This is seen clearly on the mental/emotional plane with the peculiar experience of 2 separate provers of feeling “As if completely paralysed and unable to move”. This symptom would appear to be very significant to the remedy despite its only occurring in two provers because it can be seen as a peculiar symptom that is quite particular to Chamael-d. Its importance is further confirmed by the fact that this peculiar symptom didn’t only occur in one prover, but two and the experience for each prover was incredibly similar.

Mentally there was a difficulty in concentration and focussing, a „paralysis of the mind‟. Emotionally there was the depression discussed in the next section, and physically there were difficulties in movement, stiffness and numbness to a large degree both in particular areas of the body and throughout the whole body as a general symptom. Thus the idea of paralysis can be seen to run throughout the remedy as discussed again in the themes that follow.

2. Depression and sadness: considered important to the remedy is that of depression, hopelessness, sadness. It is something that the majority of provers experienced, so while it isn’t as peculiar as that of paralysis it was something that came up very strongly in the proving. It was also an intense symptom in that it was a very severe depression for many people, with hopelessness being prominent and people experiencing what they considered to be the worst day of their lives. This depression was also experienced as being a „blankness‟ and an „emptiness‟. In this way it can be seen that the theme of paralysis is further extended to the emotional plane, in terms of people feeling an „numbing‟ or „paralysing‟ depression.

3. Withdrawal: This theme is seen in people describing feeling withdrawn from others, disconnected, antisocial, and emotionally cold and hard. This is again a type of emotional „paralysis‟ whereby

people were not feeling as much for others as they normally would. It also couples with not wanting to be seen, feeling ugly, feeling emotionally insecure and wanting to „hide away‟ from other people. This element of not wanting to be seen and to hide away from others is further reflected in the dream of a prover, in which she had a desire to „blend in to her surroundings‟ to hide from people who invaded her private space by walking in on her when she was in the toilet. There was also a pronounced aggravation on waking, which can be seen as the time when one has to return from a private, solitary existence to a public, social one.

4. Tiredness and weakness: As previously mentioned, over 83% of the provers experienced tiredness to a marked degree, which makes it significant to the remedy. Both mental and physical fatigue.

Many physical sensations of heaviness and weakness. This can be related to the main theme of paralysis. a huge effort is required to move the body, reflecting a paralysis of movement.

5. Nervous excitability: Can be seen on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. On the mental level there was a huge amount of insomnia; people were unable to get to sleep or stay asleep, illustrating

a high degree of mental stimulation. On the emotional level there was an increased sensitivity to trifles, anxiety, there was a lot of irritability with people snapping and there was the anger that was typically reactive, described as violent, expressive, rage and having a short fuse.

6. General hypersensitivity (cold). Generally prefer the cold were unable to stand it and extremities were described as frozen and icy. There were many physical symptoms of tingling and burning; there was a lot of nervous-type pain in the headaches, toothache, shooting pain and cutting pain. Increased sensitivity of the skin to touch, cold and drafts; there was photosensitivity of the eyes.

This nervous excitability can be seen as a form of compensation for paralysis. There is paralysis which results in difficulty of movement, expression of emotions and sensations. There is an imbalance in this area and so to overcome the paralysis there is overcompensation and hyperreactivity.


The proving of Chamael-d. produced a wide range of symptoms on the mental and emotional planes, as well as throughout the body. There were a number of very strong symptoms relating to sleep disturbance, tiredness, feelings of depression, headaches and those affecting the extremities. There were also a number of symptoms that seem to be characteristic of Chamael-d. such as the „dreams‟ of paralysis, sensations of numbness and movement difficulties. From this proving it can be seen that Chamael-d. has the potential to provide deep acting cure to patients with a variety of conditions.

The repertorisation of the ten symptoms taken to best represent the essence of Chamael-d. produced Helo., Lach., Con. Agar., Phos. and Hydrogen as the remedies having the highest number of rubrics and total numerical value on repertorisation of proving symptoms. Study of remedies by the method of comparison provides a better understanding of the remedies compared as well as their relationship. The comparison of Chamael-d. to the remedies that resulted from repertorisation highlights similarities and differences between Chamael-d. and seemingly similar remedies and provides a list of differential remedies in which Chamael-d. could be considered, better enabling accurate homoeopathic prescription according to the Law of Similars.

Pistorius (2006) conducted a proving of Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis. Doctrine of Signatures. The nature of a chameleon in order to maintain their solidarity is to adapt in various ways. One way for them to this is to change their colour and blend into their surroundings such tendencies were noted in the proving. Another adaptative mechanism is to become aggressive which was also was seen in the proving where provers experienced angry violent feelings (Pistorius, 2006:250). 


Negativ: Prominent a feeling of depression and despair. A sense of deep depression and a feeling of hopelessness. In a number of them this feeling was particularly pronounced and in one was

described as a feeling as if spiralling down, being in a black hole with no way out of the feeling. At least two of the provers mentioned a day that they considered to be the worst or darkest day of their life. The depression was typically described as a darkness, a hopelessness, wanting to just give up and despairing of anything ever being right again. It was commonly + feeling of wanting to cry or feeling „blank‟ and just going through the motions without actually engaging in life. This feeling of depression was particularly pronounced in that it occurred commonly even among people who are not typically prone to negative feelings.

This depression with less intensity a feeling of  sadness (little things such as tender scenes on television). A quiet sadness and accompanied by easy weeping < consolation.

As may be expected with the general themes of depression and sadness there was also a feeling of despondency, being demotivated or not wanting to do anything. With an exhaustion of mind

That reflected the most prominent general symptom of weariness.

General hypersensitivity in many of the provers (to trifles either resulting in sadness or irritability)/a sensitivity to noise being most marked.

Depression + a general antisocial feeling: did not want to talk to other people/to interact with others/feeling withdrawn. The sense of being withdrawn and living inside one’s head was particularly pronounced.

Linked to this feeling was the sense of being emotionally distant, disconnected from others (in general, often coupled with a sense of disorientation and feeling very „spaced out‟), being emotionally hard and cold generally with a lack of guilt in situations that would have ordinarily caused a sense of guilt. Spoke of being hard and cold towards others, unemotional and observing others from a distance without feeling like they have to get involved.

This sense of disconnection extended beyond being disconnected from others. Sense of being „out of it‟, difficult to process sensory input, to listen to others and sensory input was out of sync. (even noticed by friends).

There were many symptoms of feeling light-headed (feeling of floating). Decrease in concentration an inability to focus and an increased forgetfulness

Another very prominent mental/emotional theme was that of anger and irritability (noted in provers who would normally not express feelings of anger).

People described feelings such as violent anger, having a short fuse needing „anger management‟ and experiencing rage. This anger was often very expressive with desire to vent it.

In addition, at least 8 out of 24 provers repeatedly experienced irritability and often felt as though they were snapping at people. There was a sense of aggression, with people indicating competitiveness and jealousy towards others and not wanting to back down in confrontational situations.

As mentioned previously this aggression and irritability was generally expressive, but some provers felt the need to control these emotions

In addition there was some anger at feeling controlled by others There was also an increased awareness of right and wrong. Either being very firm in an opinion of what’s right and wrong:

Or cheating, with or without a feeling of guilt. There was quite a pronounced feeling of insecurity, with some provers going so far as to describe a sense of self-loathing and feeling ugly.

A common response to this feeling was to withdraw from others as described earlier. There was a feeling of anxiety in a number of provers, which in some bordered on a sense of panic and was also accompanied by a feeling that something bad was about to happen.

Altered movements and paralysis that is significant in its peculiarity. One of the provers described moving with funny, small steps as if autistic, with uncoordinated movements and a sense of her foot sticking to the ground.

A common sense of being imbalanced and feeling as though about to fall over. with a jittery body and again uncoordinated movement.

The theme of paralysis and numbness that runs throughout the remedy is important as it may be considered characteristic of Chamael-d. it is seen on all levels: mental emotional and physical. Two provers shared a common experience in which they were semi-conscious or dreaming, lying down and paralysed. Both were completely unable to move, the one could only move her eyes, while the other couldn’t move anything at all.

Another of the provers experienced a number of petit mal fits where she temporarily lost consciousness and blanked out, with still another describing episodes of blanking out that became worrying.

This theme is further reflected in symptoms of emotional emptiness and „blankness‟ discussed previously and widespread physical symptoms of numbness/tingling/stiffness of limbs/back/neck.

Jeremy Sherr: Many provings seem to reflect a polarity of themes in the mental/emotional sphere, occurring in a number of provings.

In this proving of Chamael-d. the themes of excitement, enthusiasm, positiveness and tranquillity are seen in contrast to the negative ones described above. The most pronounced of these being the theme of tranquillity, which was experienced by a large number of provers and was also experienced by provers in a manner which seemed to temporarily alleviate prior feelings of anxiety and stress.

As can be expected considering this typical polarity of emotions, there was a changeability of mood experienced.

Typical modalities throughout the proving, the most prominent of these being > warmth and sunlight. experienced by many provers, with its counterpart of aggravation from cold.

These were commonly accompanied by a very pronounced feeling of coldness and sensitivity to the cold. < on waking, which is reflected both on the mental/emotional sphere and the physical sphere,

in general and in particular symptoms.

Main modalities were < from the cold/on waking, > from sunlight and warmth;

During the course of the study provers experienced a wide range of symptoms on mental, emotional and physical spheres. Provers experienced many symptoms on the mental and emotional spheres including strong feelings of severe depression, hopelessness and despair; feeling disconnected from reality, themselves and other people; decreased concentration; feeling withdrawn, antisocial and emotionally cold and hard. There was pronounced anxiety, intense irritability and explosive anger as well as the more characteristic symptoms of difficulty maintaining balance, movement difficulties

and delusions of paralysis.

On the physical plane the greatest number of symptoms were produced in the extremities: pain and stiffness of the limbs; sensations of numbness, tingling and extreme icy coldness; weakness, heaviness and tiredness of the limbs. The back and neck were also affected with pain, aching, stiffness, formication and eruptions. Pain and stiffness were most commonly seen in the neck and lumbar regions,

neck pain often + headache. Headaches were also very common throughout the whole proving and were severe, lasting often for many days at a time. There was also a lot of vertigo and dizziness.

There were a large number of symptoms in the thoracic region with breathing difficulties, chest pain, heart palpitations, increased heart rate and arrhythmia. There was intense coldness felt in the lungs,

a feeling of oppression in the chest, fullness of the heart and characteristic sensations of a hollow tube in the throat or passing down through the thoracic cavity. Sleep was widely affected with a great

deal of insomnia and disturbed sleep; and generally there was a pronounced sensitivity to and < from the cold and > from warmth and sunlight, < on waking. There was a great deal of exhaustion,

debility and many of the provers felt as if they were getting the „flu‟.

A repertorisation of the ten symptoms seen as representing the essence of Chamael-d. was performed and the remedies that were numerically the highest and appeared in the greatest number of rubrics corresponding to the „minimum characteristic syndrome‟ were compared to Chamael-d.

Reptilia: Helo. [Gila monster]/Lach. [Bushmaster snake] were the most prominent remedies;

Plants: Con. [poison Hemlock]/Agar.

Minerals: Phos./Hydrog.





Torment (= Qual)

Lyss. Tormented. Not deceived and cheated

Chin. less intense as Lyss.;

Dros. persecution, and a feeling of being deceived and cheated which is absent in Lyssinum.


„Minimum characteristic syndrome‟. This term describes the small, closely-knit group of symptoms that provides a clear and characteristic definition of a remedy. This small group of symptoms can be

used as the basis for repertorisation; and the remedies that are then found on repertorisation in this manner, are certainly going to have some similarity to the initial remedy considered as being defined

by the previously described „minimum characteristic syndrome‟. A comparison can be made between the remedy initially considered and those found on repertorisation, whereby the essential similarities and differences between them will be elucidated.

It can also be seen that this process of comparing remedies with one another is an integral part of homoeopathic prescribing, as the selection of any remedy necessarily involves comparing and differentiating it from other similar remedies. It can even be said that every repertorisation is in fact a study of comparisons: the remedies that are found on repertorisation are compared to each other

and to the case at hand.



Ursprung: S. of Africa savannah woodland wanderers

The coloration usually varies from a pale yellow through shades of green to brown.

Eyes are generally tiny and housed in bulging conical turrets that can swivel around so that each eye can independently look up, down, forward and back/enables the Cham-dil. to look in two different directions simultaneously

As an adaptation to its typically arboreal existence the chamaeleon has grasping feet, with two toes on one side and three toes on the opposite side of each foot. The front feet each have 3 toes on the inside and two on the outside; while the back feet each have two toes on the inside and three on the outside. In addition there is a prehensile tail that is at least as long as the body and comprises about half of the total length, which can be wrapped around a twig for extra support.

Another adaptive feature is that of its lungs, which have branches spreading through the body that allow the body to blow up to a large size on inflation. This happens when attacked, or when it lets go of

a branch it can fall to the ground, bouncing without being hurt. The same thing happens rapidly if it falls into the water, allowing it to float or swim to the shore.

Are able to change colour from light green to dark, blotchy green or with patches of brown, yellow, blue or gold depending on the species. This is probably the best known, least understood and most exaggerated characteristic of the chamaeleon.

The chamaeleon has little control over its colour changes which are due to light and shade, temperature and emotion. When on a pale background or in weak light it will generally turn pale green, grey or brown; and turn darker colours or blotched on a dark background or in bright light. At night they often turn white or yellow. When annoyed chamaeleons usually turn black and at mating time the males may frequently change colour, without moving, in the presence of a female.

The process is thought to be due to the presence of different coloured pigments in various layers of transparent skin which can be expanded or contracted in response to nerve impulses, thus producing different colours. Colour change is not done instantaneously but may take several minutes, since it is dependent on the release of hormones into the blood stream

The chamaeleon’s dappled green colour gives it some degree of camouflage. In addition to this it makes a slow backward and forward movement of the body, simulating a leaf moved by a gentle breeze. Its trunk is excessively flattened from side to side, which enhances its camouflage as well as optimising absorption of sunlight.

When danger approaches it may flatten its body and twist to the back of its perch, making it harder to see. It can also move very quickly through the vegetation and can run fast when on the ground.

The chamaeleon‟s tongue is used in hunting and can be shot out for a distance exceeding that of its own length.

The tongue mechanism is comprised of a bone, a hollow tube-like structure of soft tissue that attaches the tongue to this bone and the tongue itself that terminates in a soft suction-cup like structure. At rest the bone sits in the bottom of the chamaeleon‟s mouth. The tongue slides completely over this bone and the tube to which it is attached is concertinaed over the bone. The bone is fastened to a wishbone at its base, such the whole apparatus can be jerked forward and back, shooting out the tongue and drawing it back.

Because the „suction-cup‟ at the end of the tongue is soft, wet and pliable it wraps around whatever it hits so that it makes airtight contact enabling the chamaeleon to drag its prey off its support.

Chamaeleon is able to eject its tongue very rapidly and very accurately, making it a very efficient hunting tool. The diet consists of insects (grasshoppers and beetles).

The name Chamaeleon comes from the Greek chamai leon meaning „dwarf lion‟. They were so named due to the aggressive behaviour they display when threatened When a chamaeleon is annoyed or attacked, it will turn a blotchy-black, blow itself up, dilate its throat, open its mouth displaying the red inside, hiss and suddenly lunge forward.

This ferocious behaviour is more for show and is intended to frighten or surprise the attacker, thus giving the chamaeleon a chance to take cover in the nearest vegetation.

Considered to be solitary creatures and resent competition for food. When two of these animals meet there is typically a show of aggression and a fight may ensue, with both of them turning

black and attacking with open mouths, and biting or pushing with the head. The battle typically ends suddenly with one giving way and being rapidly pursued by the other.

As can be seen they are generally considered to be non-social creatures but may be found in discrete colonies, spacing themselves out by these sort of aggressive displays Chamael-d. is an egg-laying species of chamaeleon. The gravid female’s abdominal cavity becomes so swollen with eggs that she can no longer feed. Egg-laying usually takes place about 30 - 50 days after mating, in March every year.

The female digs a hole in which to lay her eggs and lays them 8 - 10 at a time, tightly packing sand around them in between these layers, until a total of up to 60 eggs are laid. After which she proceeds to fill in the hole, which is then camouflaged with grass, small sticks and stones. Once the egg-laying is accomplished the female leaves and has nothing more to do with her offspring. The eggs generally take about 10 - 11 months to hatch. After hatching the baby chamaeleons have to dig their way out of the hole and immediately have all of the characteristics of the adults: the manner of walking, the colour changing, swivelling eyes and darting tongue; and are fully capable of hunting within minutes.


Substance: tail



Mind: Anger


Anxious (on waking)/Fear something will happen


Company aversed to

Concentration difficult

Confidence wanted



Delusions: body looks ugly/of emptiness/”As if far of"/floating in air/floating while driving/head is light/is heavy/going into nothingness, nowhere/paralyzed/body and mind are separated/separated from others/senses are separated from objects/separated from the world;

Despair (looking into a black hole/sensation of being a fully functioning empty shell)

Detached (“As of observing”)


Disgust of own body/loathing oneself

Dissociation from environment

Dull (with sleepiness/unable to think long)


Excitement (on waking)

Expressing oneself impossible

Focus impossible




Irritable (from contradiction/from noise/from trifles/on waking)

Light - desires sunlight

Looked at cannot bear it

Mood changeable


Orientation - sense decreased

Making many (revengeful) plans

Prostration of mind

Rage, fury

Restless (wants to go from one bed to another/tossing about in bed)

Sad (from becoming cold/extreme/quiet)

Seld-control increased

Sensitive - to all external impressions/to noise/to sad stories


Spaced out feeling

Speech hasty

Taciturn in company

Thoughts vanishing


Telling the plain truth

Unconscious - frequent spells

Waking < mental symptoms

Weeping - easily/< consolation/at trifles


Vertigo: Morning - on rising/on waking/noon

> in open air



Mental exertion


And sleepy

Head: “As if a block”/”As if light”/“As if shaking”

Fullness (“As if would burst”)


Numb occiput

Pain: morning on waking/accompanied by (pain in eye/nausea/nose obstructed/tongue numb)/>: open air/coffee/cold applications/after eating/lying/external pressure/exposure to sun/warmth; < motion; loss of sleep/from stooping/after vomiting/eyes (ext. to/around/behind)/occiput (ext. neck)/sides (one side with nausea/r./l.)/temples (l./r./ext. eyes/ext. nose)/cutting (occiput/r. side/temple r.)/dull (forehead/temples)/hammering/pressing

(“As from a band”/”As if in a vice”/in occiput/in temples)/pulsating/sharp (in temples)/shooting in occiput/stitching in sides

Pulsating/tingling in temples

Eye: Red (margins of lids)

Dry (morning on waking)

Lids - “As if full”/swollen

Glassy appearance

Heat inside

Heavy lids (morning on waking)

Lachrymation (> open air/morning on waking)

Pain - burning (l./during headache)/sore (l./ morning on waking)/stinging/stitching (r./morning after waking)/stitching r.


Pupils - contracted # dilated in the same light/dilated (l. more than r.)

Quivering/twitching l.


“As if tired” (behind eyes/on waking)

Turned inwards

Vision: Blurred


Ear: Cold

“As if full”

Noises - buzzing (l.)/fluttering sounds/ringing

Pain - l./ext. Eustachian tube /stitching behind

Pulsation (r./l.)

Nose: Catarrh (l./postnasal)

Coryza - morning on waking/with discharge/without discharge at night - fluent in daytime

Discharge - l./at night/bland/clear/like egg white/gray/scanty/thick/watery (l.)

Dry inside



Obstructed (at night/# watery)

Pain - burning, smarting

Rough inside

Sinuses - complaints of

Sneezing (with coryza)/ Hayfever


Smell: acute

Face: Bloated/congested

Eruptions - pimples (chin/forehead)

Heat (desires to wash with cold water; washing)

Heavy feeling

Numb (l.)

Pain - l./r./burning/ext. temples/(lower) jaw/sinuses (frontal/maxillary)

Stiff - jaws/muscles

Submaxillary glands swollen

Tingling (lower jaw)

Tired feeling

Mouth: Dry (lips/with thirst/tongue)

Inflamed gums

Tongue - numb (one side/posterior/tip)/rough/smooth

Pain - palate/tongue (root/ext. neck/sides)

Salivation - profuse/during sleep

Speech thick

Taste: metallic/milky/offensive

Teeth: Pain [aching/anything cold/drinks (< cold/> warm)/lower incisors/masticating/> motion/from opening mouth/pulsating/< swallowing/from talking/> touch/in wisdom teeth]

Sensitive to cold water

Throat: “As if cold”/”As if enlarged”/”As if hollow tube”/”As if a lump”

Red fauces

Dry (morning on waking/with thirst for cold water)


Hawk disposed to

Inflamed fauces


Mucus (sticky/white)

Pain - morning on waking/cutting on swallowing/> cold drinks/sore/on empty


Swollen l. tonsil


External throat: Cervical glands (painful/swollen)

Stomach: “As if full”

Appetite - diminished (in daytime)/increased (morning/evening/after eating)/ravenous (morning/evening/soon after eating)/wanting at sight of food


Emptiness before dinner

Eructations frequent


Heat, flushes of

Nausea [after beer/after (>) eating/from smell of food/from odour of tobacco]

THIRST/Thirst (morning on waking/night/drinking (cold) water)/thirstless

Abdomen: “As if butterflies”/”As if full”

Distension (with passing flatus)

Eruptions- itching

Gurgling after stool

Pain (in colon/in liver/region of umbilicus/cramping, griping/gnawing/stitching/> eating/> lying/> rubbing)

Rectum: Constriction (after stool)

Diarrhoea (morning)

Flatus- odourless/during stool

Eruptions on perineum - boil

Stool: Clay coloured/dark/fatty, greasy/mushy/yellow

Frequent (morning)

Quantity small

Bladder: Urination - frequent (morning/afternoon/night)/seldom

Kidneys: aching/stitching l.

Respiration: Difficult (from least exertion/during pain)

Inspiration - rattling/rough

Rough (inspiration)


Cough: evening - 20h - 3 h./sunset to sunrise

Irritation in throat-pit


Chest: ”As if hollow tube”

Coldness internal

Fullness - heart

Complaints of the heart + numbness of upper limbs (l./r.)


Pain - r. (ext. subcostal region aching in sternum)

Cutting in heart ext. arm

Axillae/pectoral muscles

Stitching - night/outward

Palpitation of heart (accompanied by respiration/beat at apex/ascending stairs/ext. throat/irregular)

Perspiration - at night/copious in axillae


Swollen glands in axillae

Back: Eruptions pimples - cervical region (burning/itching)/lumbar region: itching


Pain - l./aching (cervical region/lumbar region)/alternating sides/< bending forward/lying on lumbar region “As if broken”/cervical region (l./turning head)/in coccyx/cutting in cervical region/dorsal region (shoulders)/

lumbar region (drawing/dull/ext. nates/> motion)/on motion/pulsating/> sitting/sore (cervical region/dorsal region)/stitching/> warm bath


Stiff - cervical region [during headache in occiput/on waking]/in dorsal region/in lumbar region/dorsal region between scapulae/moving

Tension [in cervical region (ext. shoulder)]

Extremities: Awkward - stumbling when walking (“As if foot sticks to the ground)

Cold [fingers/foot (icy cold)/hands (icy)/leg/r. calf/toes (icy)]

Eruptions - lower limbs itching/upper limbs (itching/pustules/vesicles)

Excoriation between thighs

“As if fullness” in joints

Heavy (hand/lower limbs)

Itching in upper limbs (> scratching)

Numb [l. lower limb/l. shoulder/l. thigh/toes/upper limbs (r./l.)

Pain - ankle (> warmth)/aching in joints/thighs/l. calf (cramping)/sole of foot/ext. back of hip/(r.) knee (< motion/> warmth)/lower limbs (> warm applications/sore)/muscles/l. shoulder/sore lower limbs/sore, bruised joints/

upper arm l./upper limbs (l./r./cold/ext. to 4th finger/ext. 3rd finger)

Perspiration - upper limbs cold and clammy

Pulsation in tips of fingers/r. upper limb

Shaking in lower limbs

Stiff (fingers/joints/knee/lower limbs)

Tingling - upper limbs (l./r.)/l. shoulder/fingers (3rd/4th)/leg/toes

Walking - infirm/with small steps

Weakness [l. upper limb/hand/lower limbs (walking)/ankle]

Sleep: Bad/unrefreshing/disturbed/difficult falling asleep (after walking/difficult/late)


Position changed frequently



Sleepy (constant)

Sleepless - from excitement/from activity of thoughts/after waking

Unrefreshing (after siesta)

Waking - difficult/too early and falling asleep late/frequent/after midnight (1 h. - 5 h.)/desiring to urinate

Yawning frequent in morning

Dreams: Acquaintances/adventurous/blending into surroundings/parts of body/car/chnging place often/about children (being abused/in danger/injured/sick)/Cleanliness/green/confused/dead of infants/disease (AIDS)/driving

a car (recklessly)/embarrassment/eruptions/examinations/explosion of bombs/own family/old friends/frightful/helpless feeling/journeys (by bus/in foreign countries)/kissed/being lost/many/nightmares/being paralysed/many/about own parents/people not seen for years/physician/repeating/sad/school/sick people/sports/stealing/strangers/unpleasant/unremembered/unsuccessful efforts/vivid/water

Chill: with perspiration

Fever: # chills/with chilliness


Internal heat (while body feels cold to the touch/with external chill)

Perspiration with heat

With shivering

Yet too cold when uncovered 1 1674

Perspiration: l./clammy/copious

Skin: Coldness (with internal heat)


Eruptions - boils/burning/eczema/pimples (itching)/pustules (itching)/red/stinging/vesicular (itching)

Excresences - fleshy/red

Itching (> scratching)

Pain - cutting

Sensitive (draft of air/during fever/to touch)


Generals: draft of air/desires open air accompanied by coldness of body

Blood “As if thick”

Cold - < (air)/becoming cold/feeling (in bones/”as if frozen”)

Excess of energy

Food and drinks: Aversed to: beer/chocolate/coffee/eggs/food/milk/rich food/salt/vegetables;  <: milk; Desires: bland food/cheese/chocolate/cold drinks, cold water/eggs/farinaceous food/fat/fruit juice/ice-cream/nuts/

pizza/rich food/salt/sausages/sour foods, acids/sweets/warm drinks;

Heat - flushes of/lack of vital heat/sensation (blood vessels)


“As if influenza”


Numb externally - whole body

Pain - aching/in joints

Pulse frequent

Sensitive externally

< after morning on waking

Sluggishness of the body


> exposure to the sun/warmth:

Aversion to smell of tobacco - sensitive to

< Touch


Weariness (morning on waking/afternoon)


Two provers of African ethnicity produced a large number and variety of symptoms. This may be significant when viewed in light of the prominence of chamaeleons in African mythology, being considered as evil omens in some parts of Africa and found in stories relating both to the Creation and the origin of Death


The great number of provers that produced symptoms of apathy, lethargy, depression and despair suggests that Chamael-d. may have clinical application in depressive disorders.


= Opportunist/= Wendehals/Farbe bekennen/zu sich stehen


Vergleich: Sep. Squid und Octopus können Farbe und Form ändern und Tinte ausstoßen um sich unsichtbar zu machen.

Boerh-d. = Red hog weed

Beryllium. = „Kamäleon

Chamäleons = Kamäleon kann seine Farbe ändern, um sich besser zu verstecken/Partner anzulocken/r. Auge und l. Auge können in verschiedene Richtungen schauen/= Reptil

Celtis occidentalis = Chamäleon. der Bäume

Conophytum = Blühende Steine/= kleine Sukkulenten. Caryophylales/ahmen kleine Kiesel nach

Fungi. may said to be a kind of chameleon in lower nature, adapting to any given situation.

Hippoc-k. a horse’s head/dragon’s scales/free-roving eyes/changeable colours of a chameleon/tail of a monkey/a kangaroo’s pouch/armor of an insect/wings of a hummingbird

Hydrophan = matter Opal.

Lithops = Lebende Steine/= kleine Sukkulenten Caryophylalles/ahmen kleine Kiesel nach.

Merc. wurde der Affe [Voegeli], Papagei [Bailey] oder das Chamäleon [Clarke] der Materia Medica genannt

Merc-v. fähig Umwelt zu reflektieren und sich daran anzupassen [wie ein Chamäleon]

Essenz. von Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Agaricus muscarius

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Conium maculatum

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Heloderma horridus

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Hydrogenium

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Lachesis mutans

Comparison. Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis + Phosphorus

Vergleich: Schlangen - Reptilia - Lizards - Krokodile;

Siehe: Täuschungsgruppe + Reptilia:


Allerlei: Chamaeleons occur almost exclusively in Africa and Madagascar with a very few species in Asia and one in the Mediterranean. In S. Africa the most ubiquitous species.

Chamäleon steht für die Zeit, da seine Augen mit der Fähigkeit nach hinten, seitlich und nach vorn gleichzeitig zu blicken, als Symbol für die Einheit von Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft gelten. (Ianus)

Chamäleon war der Überbringer einer Botschaft der Götter. Diese beschriebe die Unsterblichkeit des Menschen/das Chamäleon war nicht besonders schnell, trödelte und verbrauchte viel Zeit

mit Fressen/dann beauftragten die Götter einen Vogel/in dieser Botschaft stand jedoch die Sterblichkeit des Menschen. Die Menschen bekamen die 2e Botschaft und glauben dem später eintreffenden Chamäleon

kein Wort über die Unsterblichkeit mehr.

Heilende Kraft des Chamäleons/Chamäleons werden erkrankten Menschen auf den Kopf gesetzt und dann abgewartet, wie der Patient reagiert.  (Orakel) Aus den Reaktionen wird dann die

Diagnose erstellt. Einen weiteren Heilungserfolg verspricht man sich aus getrockneten Chamäleons, welche zu Pulver verrieben mittels einer Suppe eingenommen werden, die Heilungschancen

sind jedoch gering und die medizinische Wirkung ist umstritten.



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