of Carcinosinum and others
The majority of the children in out-patient had been
receiving treatment, and it became apparent that many children who were candidates
for Carcinosin in other respects had already
been helped by one or more of a group of remedies, the
most constant of which are Tuberculinum, Medorrhinum, Nat-m. and Sepia.
Others were Alumina, Ars. Ars-i. Puls. Staph. Phos.
Calc-p. Syph., Lyc. Sulph. Psor. Dysentery co. and Opium.
There is a tendency for many infants to sleep in the
knee-elbow position up to the last quarter of the first year, then it often
disappears. The knee-elbow position is noted in Kent's
Repertory only under Med., but our enquiry has
revealed that a number of drugs have it.
Carcinosin has this symptom (also tends to sleep on
the back, hands above head). Other drugs having the knee-elbow position, which
is obviously more valuable as a symptom in older
children, are Tub., Phos., Sep., Lyc. and Calc-p.
A group of remedies, the most constant of which are
Tub., Med., Nat-m. and Sepia.
Others were Alum., Ars. Ars-i. Puls. Staph. Phos.
Calc-p. Sypüh., Lyc. Sulph. Psor. Dysentery co. and Opium. Others may be added
as experience grows.
Among the specific mental symptoms it covers, is
Fastidiousness. Think of its related remedy, Ars. It can be added to the tidy
remedies Ars. Nux-v. Anac. Graph.
Carcinosin has alternation of symptoms like Lac-c.
Regarding environment influences, Carc. is better or
worse from sea air.
This is a very definite symptom linking it up with
Med., Nat-m. and Sepia, also Tub. which is sometimes < at the seaside.
The Tub., Med., Syph., Sepia, Nat-m., Calc-p.,
Dys-co., Lyc., Phos., Psor., Ars., Ars-i., Puls., Sulph., Opium, Alumina and
a) There may be partial indications for two or more of
these remedies without complete coverage by any single one, such as the desire
for travel of Tub. or Calc-p.;
the fastidiousness of Ars.; and the dislike of consolation
of Nat-m. or Sepia.
b) One of these remedies may apparently be clearly
indicated, e.g. Sepia and little effect is produced, or the effect may be
short-lived. Sometimes a series of those remedies may
have been given without really satisfactory results.
Carcinosinum and Folliculinum
Carcinosinum tries hard to be obliging and fulfil duties properly to
avoid conflicts. The aim is to avoid its own shortcomings, his shade to be seen
as a possible form of expression of being.
Out from this avoidance life is not perceived in its entirety. This
inner separation leads to illness.
Carcinosinum refers to a neglected self, a lack of integration of
negative aspects of being. Self is compulsively sacrificed, an expression of an
unsurpassable conflict mirroring the struggle `
against itself`, leading primarily into demolition.
Folliculinum excessively surpasses its obliging and dutiful behaviour to
be able to better express and be aware of its own self. There is no relation to
its own individual rhythms of life, life
only functions in complete dependency.
Folliculinum already has lost its` self. The attempt to compensate by
encountering life with utmost devotion and selflessness leads into deeper
deficiency and finally into a state of reduced
ability to regenerate. This picture mirrors a struggle `for itself`,
leading primarily into a chronic form of suffering.