The Causticum homeopathic remedy is a commonly used polycrest that is derived from the combination of calcium sulphate and potassium hydrate.
It was one of Hahnemann’s first remedies that he used in the early days of his homeopathic practice.
This molecular compound is generally used in the manufacturing of soaps, chemicals, and vegetable oil.
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Brief Overview of the Causticum Homeopathic Remedy
For a short video describing the typical personality of a patient that needs Causticum as well as the mind and physical symptoms that it can assist with, watch this short video below.
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6 Causations That Set Off Illness
According to George Vithloukas, there are six potential mental and physical causations that can lead to chronic (or even acute) ailments in a Causticum patient:
- Long lasting grief with deep, unexpressed sorrow. One grief after another, after another that slowly paralyses them.
- Fear or fright, vexation.
- Emotional excitement.
- Burns or scalds which can lead to sore sensations.
- Suppression of eruptions, goes right to the nervous system, leads to nervous system complications such as chorea, convulsions, and epilepsy.
- Cold, dry winds which can lead to paralysis, neuralgia,and pain.
These causations lead to manifestations in mental, emotional, and physical symptom themes, which will be described now.
Passion For Injustices
The theme of injustice is what separates Causticum from other remedies. Though not all Causticum patients share this, it is a common theme that is generally found in most Caustcum patients.
In other words, they are sensitive to the suffering of others.
When they are passionate about a certain injustice, they look at injustices in a more broader scope: first within the family, then town, state, country, and then finally, the world’s injustices.
Note that these injustices can vary in topic. They can be social, economical, political, etc.
When they are affected by any of these types of injustices, this can have a direct affect on their nervous system and connective tissues. It can really wear them down.
On a more mentally intense level, this passion for social justice can transition into fanaticism, radicalism. They will stick to their dogma.
This theme makes sense for Causticum patients since they tend to ponder and dwell on issues very deeply. Overtime, they take these issues more and more seriously as they think about it more often.
In the early stages, Causticums can start out with a pure heart and positive outlook. However, there could be a specific incident that can cause them to become extremely pessimistic.
This change in outlook is also very similar to the personality characteristics of Phosphorous.
They may also be pessimistic as a result from experiencing numerous losses in their life.
This can lead to emotional indifference as well as psychological and physical paralysis.
Causticum Cognition, Thinking Process
Causticums are known in homeopathy for having a very weak memory. Their memory is so horrible that they need to come up with routines to manage their forgetfulness.
This lack of memory retention can lead to lots of constant confusion and stupefaction, as well stammering when talking.
Similarly, Causticum is known as a great remedy to help deal with chronic Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Lots of Fears & Inner Instability
Although not as worried and perfectionistic as Arsenicum, Causticums can be very fearful. Some of their many fears include the fear of complete darkness, dogs, future, and financial loss.
The fact that they have so many fears really has a dramatic effect on them. It can cause them to be irritable, peevish, censorious, and angry all the time.
In more extreme case, they can even be violent. In short, they can lose their self-control very easily.
Causticum is another prime remedy for anxiety in the materia medica. They may even be hypochondriacal.
Hysteria, hurriedness, and restlessness can also play a part in the mind of a Causticum personality. In other words, they can be very anxious people.
Their anxiety can get so intense to the point that they will develop extreme sensitivity to noise, touch, excitement, anything unusual. Every noise on the street can bring on anxiety.
They may even have to move around in order to alleviate their anxiety, and can even develop restless leg syndrome.
Don’t be surprised if they are suspicious and mistrustful from others. Another aspect of their anxiety.
Another side of the mind of a Causticum is their melancholy, which can develop from their state of anxiety.
They will weep at everything and feel that the situation is hopeless. Everything to them is simply “black.”
Nothing will satisfy them. They can be very gloomy in person.
Children that need Causticum can behave very similarly to Phosphorous.
They may also have weakness, and even to the point where they are emaciated with a big belly.
They are also slow at learning to walk. They fall easily and have trouble standing up for a long time.
Children may also suffer from ticks, tremors, twitching, and turrets.
In general, Causticums are not sexually oriented. Sex is not really an issue for them. They may not have a strong desire or even any desire at all for sex.
As a matter of fact, they may even retain their virginity or be impotence.
Causticums usually crave salty foods, bacon, smoked meat, cheese, and/or eggs.
In general, they can have an aversion to sweets.
When eating, they may have difficulty swallowing food. At times, it may get stuck in their throat.
Motor Nerve Complications
In their physical health, the most affected body system is the nervous system. They may have a paralysis in their motor nerves that has a gradual onset on symptoms before it gets worse and worse.
In other words, there may first be a weakness of muscle power, which may then develop into full blown paralysis.
As mentioned earlier, this may result in tremulous weakness, with nervous twitching, jerking, or quivering. There may even be hysterical, uncontrolled flailing. This may be contained in one part of the body and may result from fright or suppressed emotions. These movements don’t stop during sleep.
These spasmodic symptoms tend to be one sided and usually on the right side and are worse from exposure to wind.
This bodily paralysis can even occur in the bladder, which can cause urine retention.
Because of these indicated nerve symptoms that Causticum can treat, it makes it a great autoimmune remedy.
Additionally, these specific chronic symptoms can cause the following ailments in Causticum:
- Lyme disease.
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Bells palsy on right hand side.
- Rheumatic complaints.
Odd Bodily Sensations
Causticums can have weird bodily sensations such as rawness and soreness. They may feel as if their mucus membranes were gone and uncovered tissue feels exposed.
They may also describe a rock sensation in the body part that they are talking about whether it is the throat, chest stomach, abdomen, back, etc.
Oddly, they may describe a sensation of coldness or cold water trickling from their right clavicle, dripping down to the chest and down to the toes along a narrow line.
Other Important Physical Symptoms:
They may also have issues with coughing. They can have unproductive coughs and will have the constant desire to clear their throat. Their mucus is always stuck in throat. The constant coughing can lead to hoarseness in the throat.
On their skin, they can have fissures and warts. The warts may be found on the face, hands, fingers, or the tip of the noise.
Common Acute Uses
- Anxiety attacks.
- Low back pain.
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