Not everyone who needs these remedies is insane; some have migraine
headaches, others have hang-overs, still others are only temporarily
insane from high fevers, drug use, etc.; but, clearly, some are
really "off the wall"; nonetheless, homeopathy can help
and sometimes cure! Below are five often-prescribed remedies for
High energy and intensity are striking in this remedy. VIOLENCE
or fear of violence is a keynote. Night is a good time to look for
Stramonium symptoms because they are AFRAID OF THE DARK, they are
worse at night and may need ALL THE LIGHTS ON in the room; a hall
light or night light may not be sufficient. NIGHT TERRORS--shrieking
in sleep, tossing and turning, sitting up and not knowing anyone,
terrified, and not remembering the event the next morning, especially
in children, is characteristic. What would cause this state in a
person? A high fever, a suppressed fever, a stroke, meningitis,
a recent FRIGHT or a fright they've never gotten over, sunstroke,
a dog bite, a head injury, rabies, and alcoholism, are all possible
Other Stramonium symptoms include:
Fear of tunnels.
Desire to escape.
Eyes staring wide; eyes half open during sleep.
Face--expression of terror.
Believes he is possessed by the devil or has other issues with the
devil or devils.
There may be an absence of pain where pain would be normal.
RAVING MANIA, super-human strength, dilated pupils, red face, violent
Biting, striking, strangling.
Fear of water, including the sight of running water, the sound
of water, GETTING THE HEAD WET in the shower or the swimming pool,
fear of shining objects, reflecting objects, glittering objects,
mirrors; fear of animals, dogs, disease, ghosts, suffocation, claustrophobia,
death, anything like death, such as the color black or cemetaries,
etc. Conversely, they may dress all in black or seek out cemetaries
and the like.
FEAR OF BEING ALONE, BETTER WITH COMPANY, especially at night.
STAMMERING. Makes explosive efforts to get the first syllable out.
Hallucinations: sees animals coming at him, sees ghosts, talks to
spirits, hears voices.
(All the insanity remedies seem to have religious affections--
praying, talking to God, believing he is some great religious figure,
etc., so, we can't rely on this feature to differentiate among them.)
LACHESIS (the Bushmaster snake)
Intense people, egotistical, arrogant. This remedy is especially
associated with an excessive use of alcohol.
LOCQUACIOUS, jumping from one subject to another. The patient TALKS
a lot and talks LOUD! (But, in a sense, most of these remedies talk
loud; but, no one talks as much as Lachesis.)
Lachesis knows how to strike at the weak points of others and devastate
them; sarcastic wit. Think of the sharp fangs of the snake and how
they will suddenly STRIKE when least expected.
JEALOUS and envious. Very POSSESSIVE and SUSPICIOUS that the partner
is cheating. The Lachesis husband will listen in on the wife's phone
conversations, go through her personal papers, have her followed,
watch her carefully when she's with other men, and finally will
make an outrageous statement, like, "I know you're seeing Melvin
Flurg!" The wife will say, "I don't even like Melvin Flurg!"
But eventually it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy because the
wife gets fed up and leaves, but not without a Restraining Order!
Lachesis is suspicious in general of everyone's intentions, which
can escalate into PARANOIA. Suspicious of you, the homeopath, the
remedy, and probably will refuse to take it, and will suspect you
of trying to POISON him. As Lachesis is a venom, look for them to
have a big issue with poisoning.
Snake venom causes the victim to hemorrhage, so, think of BLEEDING
problems in Lach. patients, such as nose bleeds or history of nose
bleeds. In fact, think of disturbances of the blood--the vascular
system, the cardio-vascular system: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, heart disease,
hot flashes of menopause.
DISCHARGES AMELIORATE. That means that the headache will improve
with a nasal discharge, or PMS will get better when the menstrual
flow begins. Any discharge may make the person feel better--you
can even think of talking as a discharge, a flow of words, which
is why they will talk and talk and talk; conversely, stopping or
suppressing normal discharges will aggravate a Lachesis person.
Think of THE COLOR PURPLE when thinking of Lachesis. Problems on
the skin will have a bluish/purplish appearance--ulcers, boils,
blisters, swellings, and the color of the sore throat will be purple.
Think of how a snake can be completely controlled by being grabbed
around the THROAT; therefore, Lachesis people cannot bear TIGHT
collars or tight clothes in general. I was fooled once by a Lachesis
person. I missed the remedy because the client wore very tight clothes;
but what I didn't know was, she took them off the minute she got
home, it was only for fashion! Find out what the person wears when
he can wear anything he wants. Similarly, the Lachesis person cannot
tolerate any "tight" or "restricting" situation!
For example, working under authority, having to adhere to a schedule,
having to answer to someone.
They may be angry, aggressive, sarcastic, hate-filled and vengeful.
SLEEP is not their friend! Sleep is a very bad time for Lachesis!
They may have insomnia, or they may wake worse than they were before
they went to sleep. Waking with a feeling of SUFFOCATION is a common
complaint in Lachesis.
LEFT-SIDED complaints, or complaints that start on the left and
move to the right.
Lachesis people are hot and better from cool/cold open air and
Fear of heart attacks, suffocating, or SNAKES, or they may really
like snakes and think they're interesting. They may have a fear
that they're being followed, Delusion: someone is behind them.
Tendency to alcoholism--another poison!
Mania, aggression, loud speech.
Men who will suspect the girl friend of cheating, stalk her, and
possibly end up killing her in a jealous rage!
They prefer not to sleep on their left side.
Aversion to touch or pressure.
Trouble with SWALLOWING, especially empty swallowing or swallowing
Issues with the tongue--may not be able to extend it outwards, may
have a tremor, may catch on the teeth or lower lip.
Ailments that come on after jealousy, better from cold open air.
Cold hands and feet.
The greatest danger from Lachesis is when they've been drinking
alcohol, at which time they may fly into a jealous, murderous rage.
Don't marry a snake.