Peculiar Symptoms in Homeopathy

In homeopathy, there is a situation which is called Peculiar Symptoms in English, and Strange, Rare, Strange Symptoms in Turkish. You’ve heard the name of it many times, but you may be confused about what exactly it means. In this article, we will talk about peculiar symptoms and what are the examples.

It is a well-known fact that the success of homeopathy is based on taking into account all of the external and internal symptoms in addition to the patient’s physiological, functional or mental symptoms. But the real success of a homeopath lies in finding these essential traits.

In Homeopathy, a Strange, rare, and strange symptom can be of two kinds. To give an example for the first group, it can be a strange, fantastic, unheard of, rarely found symptom in a non-pregnant woman, such as feeling something alive, a jumping sensation in her stomach, or a feeling that the whole body is fragile. . And in the second group, symptoms that are unusual, unexpected, and even contrary to what you can rationally load in a particular situation, although in themselves not fantastic, are, for example, laughing and singing when in pain, Thirst for cold drink only in the cold stage, without thirst during fever. This last type, as you will see from the two examples above, is peculiar in that they are juxtaposed, laughter with pain, thirst with cold.

As a mental example, take the feeling “as if you’ve doubled up in bed” or “washing your hands constantly”; As a typical strange symptom, take the well-known symptom of Camphor”, craving heat in hot phases and cold in cold phases” or “thirsty with aversion to water”; Infrequently, get a “feeling of emptiness in the head” or “blue nails when cold” or “temporary blindness that goes away as a headache develops” or “nosebleeds from a cold wash of the face”.

A “strange, rare, and odd” symptom such as “cold but heavy with heat” is superior to other ordinary rubrics in the same class, unless it is a symptom that reviews so many details that it becomes the leading feature of the case. For example, in the case “suicide occurs when he wakes up”; “kill urges upon awakening”; “chills only when awake”; “uneasy when you wake up in the morning”. The most prominent symptom here is exacerbation on waking in the morning, and it surpasses even mental, suicidal and urges for repertory purposes, since these are changes in the waking state rather than the patient’s steady state.

Among certain symptoms, you also prefer “strange, rare, and bizarre.” Angina pectoris, where the pain extends to the occiput, is preferable to heartache extending down the arm because the former is more awkward and unusual. Strange mental symptoms can often be less valuable than specific, general and specifics. This is especially true in neurasthenic cases that create or process symptoms.

Especially in the mental realm, we have to make sure that a symptom is viral, as we said in an earlier lecture. Some homoeopaths argue that it is safer to build a repertoire of mental cases with strange and obvious generalities and details, and to consider the myriad mental symptoms only as part of the overall picture when choosing drugs that come out of the materia medica study at the highest level. repertoire work. As a rule, then, we choose the generalities and the most peculiar details, provided they are always the highlights of the event.

“Strange, rare and strange” symptoms often become the main notes, but not all main notes are strange symptoms, for example, “hungry at 11 o’clock” is the main note of Sulfur, but not a “strange, rare and strange” symptom; A key note, which is the same as the 4-8 p.m. exacerbation of Lycopodium, but also a peculiar symptom, is the well-known exacerbation from Borax’s downward action, or Ignatia’s “the more you burp the more you have to burp” or Calc The strange symptom that is also the key point of . Alum. and Nitric acid “desires indigestible things like chalk, earth, and slate pencils.”

This individualization, which is a crucial part of homeopathy, is greatly aided by the understanding and use of the “strange, rare, and bizarre” symptoms that Hahnemann himself emphasizes. It is often difficult to elicit these strange symptoms, as patients are embarrassed to say such a strange, trivial, or absurd thing.

To have more vision about peculiar symptoms, you can browse our mind rubrics article and participate in homeopathy trainings that we will organize in the future. You can write your questions as a comment under this article.

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