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Prescribing on the basis of Disposition & Lack of Reaction



All those qualities that differentiate a person from other person depends upon the excusive nature of the vital dynamis which moves the body; all its systems, organs, tissues and cells of the body which is called material organism by Hahnemann. Hahnemann was the first physician who ask the most relevant questions regarding the mode of treatment that should lead to cure and not to palliation and that was "What is to be cured?" He logically answered this question in Organon briefly as "it is the deranged vital dynamis to be cured".

Hence, the most important information required by a homoeopath is to find out all the data concerning deranged vital dynamis. In the earlier chapters we have already pointed out the fallowing factors (1) guiding symptoms, (2) Causations, (3) suppressions, (4)miasms, (5)psychomatic personality, (6) blood derangements, (7) Organopathic organism, & (8) hereditary dispositions.

Now we shall study the sick individual and his treatment from the point of deranged hereditary dispositions. This has been observed that certain people at certain stage of their life suffer from ailments and diseases which are peculiar and uncommon and cannot be explained rationally. Most of the leading authorities including Hahnemann have made these references in their Materia Medica's and repertories. Dr. J.H Clarke has given a whole chapter on temperaments including dispositions, diathesis, constitutions and dyscrasias in his clinical repertory to the dictionary of Materia Medica.

For example, during infant life the disposition of crying should be observed keeping in mind symptoms of Bell, Jalapa, Mag. Phos, Lyco, Chamo, Nux, Pulse etc.

Snuffles ( Stoppage of Nose): Sambucus, Ammon Carb, Lyco, Sticta, Heper S etc.

Infantile Colic: Mag Phos, Cesenna, Anise etc.

Closure of fontantelles delayed: Cal Carb, Cal Phos, Silicea, etc.

Marasmus: Abrot, Cal Phos, Nat Mur, Sanic, Silicea, Tuberculinum etc.

During childhood a homoeopath must look for the following dispositions:

Rickety: Cal Carb, Cal Phos, Iodum, Silicea, Phosphorous, Tuberculin etc.

Glandular Affections: Bryta Carb, Cal Carb, Cal Floor, Silicea, Sulphur, Phytollaca etc

Tonsillitis: Bryta Carb, Bacillinum, Cal Iod etc

Fearful: Borax, Thuja, Lyco, Opium, Phosphorous, Gelsemium, etc.

Worms: Cina, Santonine, Teuc, Sulphur etc

Un-descended Testicles in boys: Thyrodinum

Undeveloped mammary glands with infantile uterus & ovaries: Pituitary, Sabal Sar

Home Sick: Ignitia, Phosphoric Acid etc

Adults: Male

Sex desire diminished or lost: Agnus C, Conium, Kali Bro, Lyco, Phos Acid, Selenium etc.

Sex desired increased: Caladium, Cantharis, Phosphorous, Acid Pic, Origanum etc

Spermatorrhoea without dreams: Nat Phos, Acid Pic, Arg Nit etc

Spermatorrhoea with dreams: Caladium, Ambra G, Dioscorea, Lyco, Ustilago, Phos etc

Hydrocele: Puls, Spongia, Iodum etc

Adult: Female

Fainting during coition: Platinna, Origanum, Murex etc

Sterility: Borax, Graphitis, Nat Mur, Helonias etc

Leucorrhoea: Alumina, Cal Carb, Graphitis, Pulse, Sepia, Ova T etc

Atrophy of Mamma: Conium, Sabal Sar, Onosmodium, Chimaphilla etc

Nodosities in breasts: Asterias, Cal Floor, Conium, Iodum, Lapis A, Phyto, Silicea, Thuja, Scrophularia etc

Menstrual Disturbances

Amenorrhoea: Cimicifuga, Graphitis, Ashoka, Kali CArb, Pulse, Sepia, Thyrodinum, etc

Irregular Menses: Cimicifuga, Cyclamen, Ashoka, Pulse, Cepia, Sulphur etc

Dysmenorrhea: Cactus G, Colocynth, Bell, Mag Phos, Pulse, Vib Op, Xantho etc

Menorrhagia: Aletris F, Bell, Cal Carb, China, Erigeron, Ham, Millef, Phos, Thalapsi DP, Trillium etc

Abortion: Aletris f, Caul, Cimic, Helon, Kali c, Sab, Sec c, Sep, Thalapsi, Trill, Vib op, etc.

Pregnancy troubles: Lac v def, Thyroidinum, Apis, Cup s, Merc Cor, Phos, Puls, Carbo v, Sep, Symphocar, Anacar, etc.

Uterine inertia: Bell, Caul, Cimic, Cinchona, Kali phos,Nux v, Puls, Viscum a, etc.

Reaction, lack of: Ambra, Am c, Cal c, Caps, Carbo veg, Con, Gels, Hell, Hydr ac, Laur, Med, Olnd, Op, Phos ac, Psor, Sulph, Tarent h (Kent). 

Dwarfish: Bar c,Bar m, Cal c, Cal p, Med, Sil, Sulph, Zinc.

Convulsive: Art v, Bufo, Cal c, Caust, Cic, Cina, Cup, Hyo, Nux m, Nux v, Op, Plumb, Stram, Stry.

Hemorrhagic: Arn, Bell, Both, Cal c, Carb v, Chin, Crot h, Erig, Ferr, Ham, Ip, Lach, Merc, Merc c, Millef, Nat m, Nit ac, Phos, Sab, Sec c, Sep, Sulph, Sulph ac.

Hysterical: Asaf, Aur, Caust, Cocc, Con, Gels, Ign, Kal, Phos, Lach, Mag m, Nat m, Nit ac, Nux m, Nux v, Plat, Puls, Sep, Sil, Tarent h, Val, Verat a.

Masterbatic: Anan, Bufo, Lach, Ovig, Plat, Staph, etc. (Kent). 

Nymphomanic: Grat, Hyo, Lach, Orig, Plat, Stram, Tar h. 

Obstinate: Alum, Anac, Arg n, Cal c, Cham, Nux v, Tab, Tar h.

Quarrelsome: Aur, Ign, Nux v, Petr, Sulph, Tar h.

Religious: Hyo, Lach, Lil t, Sulph, Verat a, Zinc. 

Gouty: Am benz, Arn, Benz ac, Chin s, Cholich, Guaiac, Lith c, Lyco, Merc s, Puls, Querc, Sab, Sulph, Uric ac, Urtica u.

Rheumatic: Am phos, Bry, Cal c, Cal caus, Caul, Caust, Dula, Guaiac, Kali bich, Kali iod, Lithia c, Phyto, Puls, Rhod, Sab, Salicylic ac, Sulph, Thymus, Thyr, Rhus t, Stellar m, Viola od.

Lack of Reaction

Dr. Hahnemann realized during his practice of homoeopathy that certain sick individuals suffer from low vital dynamis on account of which guiding symptoms do not appear which clearly point out the similimum. Such patient may suffer from acute or chronic diseases and may prove fatal if the remedy which is not deep enough to stimulate vital force to react is found and brings about a change for recovery from the vital disorder. Dr. Kent has given a list of remedies which belong to the rubric "Lack of reaction" in chapter on "Generalities" on page 1397 of his Repertory. Following are some of these remedies and their indications and their potencies in which they should be used:

Remedy Potency Indications
Ambra 3rd Nervous affections of old peoples. lack of reactions in hysterical persons.
Antimonium Tart 3c to 30c Rattling of lungs with instability to expectorate, coldness, debility and drowsiness (Death rattle).
Carbo Veg 30c to 1M  In the last stage of disease, with copious cold sweat, cold breath, cold tongue, voice lost, this remedy may save life.
Conium Maculatum 30c to CM Troubles at the change of life: old maids and bachelors with suppressed sexual desire or suppressed menses.
Helleborus Niger 200 to 1M Lack of reactions in patients with brain trouble with hydrocephalus or suppressed exanthemata.
Laurocerasus Q to 3c Lack of reaction, especially in chest and heart affections. Cyanosis neonatorum
Medorrhinum 200c to CM Lack of reaction in patients with history of suppressed or hereditary gonorrhea.
Opium 3c to 1M Lack of reaction to remedies even though indicated.
Psorinum 200 to CM Lack of reaction in chilly, psoric and persons who have despair of recovery.
Sulphur 6c to CM When carefully selected remedies fail to produce a favorable effect especially in acute diseases, it frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers of the system and clears up the case.
Tarantula Hispnoia 30 to 1M Lack of reaction in hysterical patients of foxy nature.

In allergic cases: Capsicum, Thyroid, Pituitary, Ars a, Carbo v, Psor.

With history of Typhoid: Carb veg, Psorinum, Typhoiinum

With History of Malaria: Nat m, Ced, Sep, Puls, Malaria off.

With history of Ringworm: Tub, Bacillinum, Sep.

With history of Tonsillitus: Streptococcinum, Bryta Carb, Psorinum, Sil, Tub

With history of relapsing complaints: Sulphur

With history of Chronic relapsing complaints: Psorinum

With history of Tuberculosis in family: Tuberculinum

With history of Gonorrhea in Parents: Medorrhinum

With history of Cancer in family: Carcinosin

With history of Syphilis in the parents: Syphilinum

With history of Asthma in parents: Nat Sulph

Updated on: 01 Feb 2010