Snakes-remedies - Faculty of Homeopathy

SNAKES
The general Themes that are common to most snake remedies are as follows:
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CHARACTERISTIC
Constriction (Clothes); Congestion; Lump (Throat); Sym: Periodicity (Annual)/Extreme;
Pain: Broken (Bones); Neuro-toxic (Paralysis); Haemotoxic (Hemorrhages);
EMOTIONS
Vivacious; Lively; Excitement; Competitive; Ambitious; Manipulation; Quarrelsome; Aggressive;
Communication-Articulate (Advertising); Loquacious; Mesmerism/Magnetism-Draw you in;
Love: Snakes (Pets/Clothes/Jewelry)/Bright colors; Desire: Attention (Demanding)/Attractive;
Cognition: Confusion / Absent minded / Poor memory (Finding words) / Aphasia; Mistakes: Time;
Feeling: Abandon + Forsaken  leading to Jealousy; Unrequited love; Hysteria; Solitary;
Loneliness / Schizoid behavior / Psychosis; Paranoid: Persecutory / Suspicious; Lying;
Delusion: Body (Half alive / Dead)/Skeletons; Religious; Duality (Self-Others); Clairvoyance;
Fear: Dying (Presentiment / Preoccupation) / Rain / Water / Snakes; Alone (Death loved one);
Dream: Death / Dead bodies / Murder / Snakes;
Sex: Amorous / Desire / Sensuous / Seductive;
SNAKES
The general Themes that are common to most snake remedies are as follows:
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TISSUE AFFINITY
CNS:
CVS:
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GIT:
GUS:
Skin:
Eyes (Ptosis); Sensitive (Touch / Pressure / Clothing); Vertigo;
Pulsations; Heart; Hemorrhages; Phlebitis; Thrombosis; Congestion;
Epistaxis; Allergies; Dyspnoea; Larynx;
Tongue; Throat; Swallowing;
Dysmenorrhoea; Meno & Metrorrhagia;
Discoloration (Blue / Purple / Mottled); Peeling (Flaking / Splitting / Shedding);
OBSERVATIONS
Chilly; Stasis; Tongue (Flicking / Moving (Sideways); Eyes (Unblinking); One Sided; Apnoe (Sleep);
Aggr[<]: Sleep A / Spring / Changes (Temp / Weather / Season) / Cold / Rain / Menses B / Exertion [M];
Amel[>]: Motion / Activity / Discharges;
Food: D: Thirst: Cold [W / D] / Alcohol;
Av: Appetite / Meat;
Ag: Alcohol;
CLINICAL INDICATIONS
Periphlebitis; Veins (Varicose); Gangrene; PMT; Alcoholism;
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Cold Blooded (Generally) / Nocturnal / Winter dormant
Not nursed - Fend for self / Loquacity = Crotalidae
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Vipers
Family: VIPIRIDAE
Sub-families:
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Viperinae: Vipers / Bothrops
Crotalinae: Crotalus – Pit Organs
Heat (Infrared) sensitive
Azemiopinae
Causinae
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Antivenon: Protein: Snakes
Notechis scitatus inhibitor (NSI)
Neutralises own venom
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Antivenon: Trypsin:
Protein degrading enxyme
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Habitat: Global: Absent - Madagascar/Australia
Terrestrial / Arboreal / Semi-aquatic
Diurnal or nocturnal
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Characteristics: Hinged, Shortened maxillae
Fangs: Folded back when not in use
Enclosed canal: Force through venom
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Appearance: Short, Stocky with broad heads
Scales: Heavily keeled
Well-camouflaged – Ambush prey
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Food: Vertebrates / Reptiles / Insectivorous
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Breeding: Viviparous - Lay eggs
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Senses: Poor Vision / No Hearing
Acute Smell & Touch (Ground Vibration)
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BOTHROPS LANCEOLATUS
Constitution
• Communication: Sensitive others stealing their ideas
– Expressive aphasia / Confused / Indisposed to talk
• Fear: Heart will Stop / Hypochondriasis
• Dreams: Heart troubles: Angina attack / Thrombosis
Prescribing Indications
• Thrombosis / Embolism / Phlebitis / Lymphangitis
• Erysipelas / Carbuncle / Septicaemia / MI / Oedema
• Head injury / Concussion / Apoplexia / Hemiplegia
• Tetanus / Insect bites
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BOTHROPS LANCEOLATUS
Keynotes
• Hyper-No-coagulation / DIC / Ecchymosis / Purpura
• Haemorrhages (All Orifices-Black [Flow in jets])
• Precordial Chest Pain: Pressure / Stabbing
Modalities
< Light (Sun) / Exertion / Talk / Limb (Hang down) / Pressure
> Warm (Room) / Rest / Lying
Food
• Aver:
• Aggr:
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CROTALUS CASCAVELLA
Constitution
• Delusion: Victimised / Cheated / Pursued / Forsaken / Duality
• Illusions: Black Spectres / People Behind conversing & footsteps
• Fear: Dark / Alone / Ghosts / Spirit (Harmful) / Being killed / Death
• Suppress (Control) Anger: Fear being annihilated by huge force
– Interests: Issues of control and aggression (Yoga / Martial arts / knowledge)
Prescribing Indications
• Haemorrhages – Menorrhagia / Menopause
• Poliomyelitis / Headache / Paranoid psychosis
• Aphasia / Epistaxis
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CROTALUS CASCAVELLA
Keynotes
• Constriction: Scull: Compressed (Iron helmet) / Chest in armour
• Sensation: Head: Something alive in / Hot iron stuck in vertex
• Haemorrhages: Passive
Modalities
• < Night / Sleep / Cold (Washing) / Clothing
• > Fresh air / Sun / Discharges / Exertion - physical
Food
• Des: Appetite vanish at sight of food
• Aver: Meat - beef
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CROTALUS HORRIDUS
Constitution
• Dichotomy: Social & Family (Duty: Them or Me)
• Delusion: Paranoid – Pursued / People behind / Animals
• Rage: Quarrelsome / Dictatorial – Unresolved conflict
Prescribing Indications
• Infections: Toxaemia / Septicaemia / Erysipelas
• Paralysis: MS / Muscular Atrophy / Cancer / Yellow fever
• Alcoholism / DT’s / Neuralgia / Jaundice
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CROTALUS HORRIDUS
Keynotes
• Collapsed state (Shock) / Lack reaction (Slide down bed)
• Haemorrhages: Profuse / Black / Passive / DIC / Menorrhagia
• Periodicity (Annual) / Rapid Alteration
Modalities
• < Sun / Sleep / Clothes / Vaccinations / Touch & Jar / R-side
• > Fresh air / Rest
Food
• Desire: Cold Drinks / Alcohol / Stimulants
• Aggr: Alcohol / Meat
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LACHESIS MUTUS
Constitution
• Disinhibition – Instinct [ID ] = Conflict : Society (EGO)
– Repression / Suppression / Dualism (Opposing Forces)
• Threatened (Inner weaknes) by Competition (Attack Rival)
– Verbal weapon  Calculative / Imaginative / Charismatic / Sarcasm
• Sexual / Jealousy / Suspicious / Paranoid
• Dream: Snakes / Death
Prescribing Indications
• Neurotoxic / Cardiotoxic / Haemorrhagic
• Dysmenorrhoea / Menopause / Alcoholism = Pathological Jealousy
• Sleep apnoea / Sepsis / Phlebitis
• Haemorrhages / Apoplexia / Paresis
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LACHESIS MUTUS
Keynotes
• Tongue: Tremble on protrusion / Left sided complaints
• Constriction – everywhere! / Lump in throat / Weight on vertex
• Symptoms: Rapid alteration / Annual periodicity
Modalities
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Heat / Suppression / Pressure & Touch (Clothes) / Sleep
• > Fresh air / Discharges / Menses / Uncovering / Hard pressure
Food
• Des: Alcohol / Oysters / Pickles / Coffee / Farinaceous
• Aver: Bread / Hot food & drinks / Tobacco
• Aggr: Alcohol / Wine / Fruit / Milk / Sweets
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VIPERA BERUS
Constitution
• Talk: Difficult [Inarticulate / Stammer] / Incoherent / Muttering
• Delusion: Persecuted (Devil) / Poisoned
• Screaming / Hatred / Revenge / Rage / Jealousy
Prescribing Indications
• Poliomyelitis / Poly-Neuropathy / Neuritis / Ascending Paralysis
• Haemorrhages / Ecchymosis / Periphlebitis / Endocarditis
• Abscess / Suppuration / Septicaemia
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VIPERA BERUS
Keynotes
• Periodic (Monthly / Annual)
• Formication (Palm / Soles) / Teeth enlarged
• Prostrated ++
Modalities
• < Limbs (Hang down) / Cold & Wet / Touch / Spring / Clothing
• > Limbs (Elevating) / Discharges (Vomit) / Perspiration
Food
Des: Thirsty - Cold drinks / Milk
• Aggr: Milk (Vomit) / Meat
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Elapidae
Family: Elapidae
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Habitat: Global: ± Southern Hemisphere
Absent: Madagascar
Sub-families:
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Marine elapids: Tropical coastal waters
Absent: Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean
Bungarinae: Elapids (African & Asian)
Cobras - Naja
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Elapinae: Leptomicrurus / Micruroides
Micrurus / Hemibungarus
Parapistocalamus
Characteristics: Short, Fixed fangs to Maxilla
Hollow canal for venom
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Appearance: Closely related to Colubrids
(Body form & Scalation)
Evolved from Colubrids
Australian species: Viper-like = Adders
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Hydropheinae: Elapids (Australia)
Sea snake – viviparous
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Laticaudinae: Sea kraits - oviparous
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Maticorinae: Maticora (Asian)
Calliophis
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ELAPS CORALlINUS
Constitution
• Status: Style / Aesthetics / Haughty / Society
• Fear: Falling / Losing Position / Poor Image / Water & Rain
• Anger: Spoken to / Company / Nasty / Venomenous
Prescribing Indications
• Infections: TB / Rheumatism / Styes / Septic
• Dysmenorrhoea / Endometriosis
• Cancer / Haemorrhages (Black)
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ELAPS CORALlINUS
Keynotes
• Prostration / Paralysis / Brain: Loose / as if Apoplexia
• Periodicity / Constriction / Food – Corkscrew down - Swallow
Modalities
• < Night / Cold / Damp / Clothing / Touch / R
• > Rest / Lying on stomach
Food
• Desire: Cold: Ice / Milk / Lassi / Oranges
• Aggr: Cold Food & Drink / Fruit / Bread / Meat
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NAJA NAJA
Constitution
• Duality: 2 Wills / Super human control / Antagonism
• Moral Responsibility: Brooding & Dwells
• Delusion: Wrong (Suffered / Done) / Neglect Duty
• Fear: Death (Heart) / Rain / Failure / Misfortune
Prescribing Indications
• Congestive Cardiac Failure (Valves) / Dyspnoea
• Neurotoxic: Paralysis / Angina / Cardiac Asthma
• Infections: Sepsis / Diphtheria / Hayfever
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NAJA NAJA
Keynotes
• Angina: Stitching Pain / Cough (Suffocation)
• Heart & Ovary Drawn together / Symptoms L → R
Modalities
• < Sleep / Cold / Damp / Exertion (Talk) / Clothes / L
• > Lying (Painful side) / Sitting / Fresh Air
Food
• Desire: Sugar / Alcohol / Stimulants
• Aggr: Alcohol / Tobacco
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LILIUM TIGRINUM
Constitution
• Feeling: Sensation of Pressure & being Pushed out - Bursting
– Experienced on physical & mental level
• Restless / Hurried / Impulsive: Busy - Fruitless activity, to repress sexual desire
– Much to do, but inability to perform duties / Dissatisfied – envy others
• Ailments Sexual excess / thoughts:  religious guilt & fanatisism
• Broods / dwells unreasonable, illogical, imaginary things
• Fear: Apprehensive impending calamity / disease
• Aversion consolation
Prescribing Indications
• Furunculosis / Prolapse / Fibroma
• Haemorrhoids / Promote menstruation
• Leucorrhoea / Pruritis vulvae
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LILIUM TIGRINUM
Keynotes
• Pelvis (Heavy / Full – Uterus drop out) / Pressure: Bladder (ball in rectum)
– > Pressing on Vulva / Crossing Legs
• Heart (Constriction (Iron band) / Pain radiate to right arm)
Modalities
• < 17-20
Hr / Heat / Rest / Standing / Pressure (Bed / Clothes)
• > Cool Air / Motion – Walking / Occupied / Rubbing
Food
• Des: Meat / Thirsty
• Aver: Coffee / Bread
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