Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Moon cycle: Ranunculaceae and Compositae

The moon cycle divides the body into two halves - Solar Plexus to the higher chakras (full moon cycle) and Solar Plexus to the lower chakras (new moon cycle). The true centers of the cycles are the First and Last Quarter, because the tides are lowest then, the body's energy most peaceful - not the full and new moon (but the current simplification  so I'm sticking to it). If you're healing very severe cases, you can start on these remedies 1-3 days after the Quarter Moons to be exact.

The chakras push energy up towards Full Moon and down towards New Moon. If the chi isn't flowing correctly or the chakras aren't working right, we get disease from the imbalances.

My main remedies are roughly in Ranunculaceae (full moon to new moon) and Compositae (new moon to full moon). All the remedies deal with effects of instinctive knowledge and emotion. The solar plexus chakra is our "animal brain" of survival, and so much stronger in animals.

Compositae deals with the build-up of energy towards the full moon and all the energy or chi malfunctions in the upper half of our body. Ranunculaceae deals with the breakdown towards new moon as the body assimilates and processes the toxins for elimination.

Comparison:
Ranunculaceae (full moon to new moon)  Compositae (new moon to full moon)
Fallout of emotions are felt towards new moon. Buildup of emotions, irritability, towards full moon.
Higher chakras to Solar Plexus: epigastric. Energy 'falls' for emotional processing.  Lower chakras to Solar Plexus: Hypogastric. Energy 'rises' from physical processing.
Hypersensitiveness to all external impression. (The animal needs to hide and heal.) Mental irritability. Nervous, excited, fidgety, worried. Nervous affectations which build up towards full moon.
Shocks after injury or shocks from injury. (Shocks are held in the solar plexus.) Heals. Injuries, bad effects of injuries; including blows, falls, bruises.
Anti-cancerous: aids elimination. Anti-cancerous: prevents uncontrolled growth.
Worms and parasites (reduces reproduction and birth of parasites) and anti convulsant (convulsions from toxin overload, organ insufficiency). Worms (controls mating period of worms) and anti convulsant (convulsions from worm fever or parasite overload)
Violent anger and ailments after anger and fright. (Unprocessed by-products of stress, adrenaline, etc). Blood, congestion of, haemorrhagic; inflammation of muscles, respiratory mucus membranes, allergic reactions; eye, liver, spleen, kidney, urinary system, skin. (Energy builds unevenly or is checked by damage/blocks.)

Here is the classification from www.similima.com for Ranunculaceae (full moon to new moon) and Compositae (new moon to full moon). I've highlighted 7+10 remedies I have used. More detailed in similima.com:
Ranunculaceae (full moon to new moon) 
1. Aconitum napellus      2. Actea racemosa
3. Actea spicata                4.Clematis erecta
5. Helleborus niger         6. Hydrastis Canadensis
7. Paeonia officianalis         8. Pulsatilla nuttaliana
9. Rununculus bulbosus  10. Staphysagria

Hypersensitiveness to all external impression (Ranunculies are hypersensitive both mentally and physically)
Aconite – to music, noise, touch, pain etc.
Clematis— to touch.
Pulsatilla— to heat and noise.
Ranun. bulb— to touch.
Staphysagria– to rudeness, to touch. Punishment from, violence from and sexual abusement from. (Because of this hypersensitiveness staphysagria subjected to ailments from being abused or ailments after humiliation.)

Violent anger and ailments after anger
Violent anger – Aconite, Pulsatilla and Staphysagria.
Ailments from anger– Aconite, Cimicifuga, Pulsatilla and Staphysagria
Anger vexation from — Aconite, Cimicifuga, Ranunculus bulb and Staphysagria (Vexation –long continued mental trauma)

Ailments after fright
Aconite Actea racimosa Actea spicata

Physical features: chilly.

Miasm
Psora– Aconite Actea racimosa Hellebores
Psora and sycosis– Pulsatilla Ranunculus bul Staphysagria
Hydrastis covers all three miasm- psora, syphilis and sycosis.

Shocks after injury or shocks from injury
Aconite Ranunculus bulb Staphysagria

Many of them are anti cancerous

Caltha palustris: uterine cancer
Clematis: Cancer of breast and womb
Hydrastis: Cancer of stomach
Actea spicata: Cancer of stomach

Many of them are anti convulsant
Aconite Cimicifuga Hellibores
Pulsatilla   Ranunculus bulb Ranunculus spic
Staphysagria
Convulsion after anger – Staphysagria

General aggravation during or after sleep
Aconite Clematis Hellibores
Pulsatilla Staphysagria

Emaciation rather than obesity
Emaciation– Clematis Hellibores
Hydrastis Pulsatilla
Staphysagria 
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Compositae (new moon to full moon)
Since the group is one of the biggest family, the remedies can be studied in groups
INJURY GROUP:1.            Arnica montana
2.            Bellis perenis
3.            Millefolium

CONVULSION GROUP:
1.            Abrotanum. ( Artemisia Abrotanum)
2.            Absinthium. (Artemisia Absinthium)
3.            Artemisia vulgaris
4.            Cina maritima(Artemisia maritima)
5.            Chamomilla.
6.            Tanacetum vulgare

GIT (Gastrointestinal tract) AND GUT GROUP:
1.            Cardus marianus

CINCHORIACEAE GROUP:
1.            Taraxacum
FEVER GROUP:
1.            Eupatorium Perfoliatum.

OTHER IMPORTANT REMEDIES:
1.               Echinaceae Angustifolia.

Sphere of action: sore, lame, bruised
1) Blood- relaxation & weakening of capillary vessels – stasis – extravasation – capillary oozing – ecchymosis – internal haemorrhage.
2) Muscles & soft connective tissue – inflammation.

GENERAL FEATURES
1. Mental irritability.
Abro, Arn, Art –v, Card-m, Cham, Cina, Lact, Tarax.
2. Nervous excited, fidgety, worried
Absin, Arn, cham, cina, Calend, Senecio, Tanac.
3. Nervous affections
Epileptic form – Arn, cham, cina. Tarax.
Epileptic solar plexus from – Art v.
Absinthium: Epileptiform seizure. Nervous tremors precedes attack.
Arnica : Remote effects of injuries. Disposed to cerebral congestion.
Neuralgia originating in disturbances of pneumogastric.
Guaco: Paralysis of lower extremity. Bulbar paralysis tongue heavy and difficult to move spinal irritation ,beer drinkers threatened with apoplexy.
Cina: choreic movements of face and hands nocturnal convulsions.
Twitching and jerking distortions of limbs, trembling. Paralysed shocks  patient will jump suddenly as though in pain. Sudden inward jerking of  fingers of right hand. Left foot is in constant spasmodic motion.
Calendula : paralysis after apoplexy
Millifoleum: convulsions and epilepsy from suppressed menses
Tanac: Nervous tiered feeling useful in chorea and reflex spasms ( worms)
Tarax: Neuralgis of knee > pressure

4. Affections of children
Dentition during-Art v,Cham, Cina
Dentition problems.Worms complaints.
Emaciation-Abrot,Arn,Cham,Cina,Nabalus
Echi : – foul discharges with emaciation and great debility
Absin: Nervousness excitement and sleeplessness in children.
Abrot: Worm complaints- Ascarides
Cham : Diseases of children Where peevishness.Restlessness and colic give the needful indication. Complaints from anger and vexations. Diarrhoea during dentition.

5.Injuries, bad effects of injuries; including blows, falls, bruises.
Arnica:- Produces conditions upon the system quite similar to those resulting from injuries, falls,blows,contusions,for any remote effects of  injury. For sprains and strains ,mastitis from injury. Also for mental trauma.
Bellis: First remedy in injuries to the deeper tissue , after major surgical work injuries to nerves with intense soreness and intolerance of cold bathing. Traumatism of pelvic organs , autotraumtism , excellent remedy for sprains and bruises . Railway spine .
Calendula : pain excessive and out of all proportion to the injury. Useful for open wounds ,parts that will not heal, ulcers etc. Promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention.
Chamomilla: Ankles give way in the afternoon. Pains unendurable associated with numbness.
Cineraria : traumatic eye affections.
Echinacea: – Crushing injures.
Liatris spicata: Unhealthy wounds and ulcers.
Mill: Bad effects from fall from a height, overlifting.

6. Marked action upon the blood , muscular fibres of the bloods vessels — venous congestion and haemorrhagic tendency.
Abro : Haemorrhoids. frequent urging, bloody stools worse as rheumatic pains abate. Pain in sacrum with haemorrhoids .
Arn : affects the venous system inducing stasis, ecchymosis and haemorrhage. Relaxed blood vessels black and blue spots. Tendency to haemorrhage, blood from ears, bleeding from nose after every fit coughing; vomiting of blood. Uterine haemorrhage from mechanical injury after coition.
Bellis: exudations, stasis, swelling comes within the range of this remedy.
Varicose veins in pregnancy. Ecchymosis venous congestion due to mechanical causes.
Calendula : Haemostatic after tooth extraction.
Cardus m : varicose veins and ulcers. Hges esp connected with hepatic diseases. Haemorrhagic piles, prolapse of rectum.
Cham : Haemorrhoids with painful fissures.
Echi : corrector of blood dyscrasias, symptoms of blood poisoning , septic conditions generally.
Mill : Haemorrhage blood bright red, haemoptysis, nose bleed, he from bowels, bleeding haemorrhoids, haematuria, hge from uterus, painful varices during pregnancy.

7. Action upon the respiratory mucus membrane – causing allergic manifestations, dyspnoea and whooping cough; exudative processes.
Abro : exudative pleurisy and other exudative processes. Dry cough following diarrhoea. Impeded respiration.
Arn : paroxysmal cough at night , during sleep dyspnoe with haemoptysis .
Whooping cough child cries before coughing, pleurodynia.
Calendula : corya in one nostril with much green discharge.
Cham : coryza with inability to sleep.sensitive to all smells.irritable dry tickling cough suffocative tightness of chest with bitter expectoration in day time.rattling of mucus in child’s chest.
Carduus : asthmatic respiration.
Echin : nose feels stuffed up. Right nostril raw bleeding. Post nasal catarrh with ulceration and fetor.
Mill : cough with bloody expectoration.

8. Predominant action on liver and spleen
Anth : Aching in region of liver , griping and chilliness inside of abdomen and into legs.
Bellis : Stitches in spleen,sore enlarged.
Cardus : Acts on liver and portal system.causing soreness pain, jaundice.
Pain in region of liver – left lobe very sensitive. Gall stone diseases with enlarged liver. Hyperemia of liver with jaundice, cirrhosis with dropsy.
Cham: Hepatic colic. Bilious vomiting.
Eup per: Hepatic region sore. Vomiting and purging of bile. Vomiting preceded by thirst. Avoids tight clothing. Constipated with sore liver.
Helian : Spleen remedy. Vomiting black stools, congestion and dryness of mouth and pharynx.
Liatris spicata : Useful in dropsy due to liver and spleen diseases . Diuretic action .
Parthenium : Pain in left hypochondrium.spleen affections.
Senecio : Early cirrhosis of liver.
Tarax : Liver enlarged and indurate. Sharp stitches in left side .
Tympanites. Bilious attacks with mapped tongue and jaundiced skin.

13. Rheumatic affections:
Abro : Rheumatism following checked diarrhoea . Rheumatism without swelling, pain excessive > motion.Gout with pain and swelling of inflamed joint . Joints stiff and lame.
Absin: Pain in limbs. Paralytic symptoms.
Arn : Rheumatism begins low down and works up. Rheumatism of muscular and tendinous tissue, esp. of back and shoulders. Gout – great fear of being touched or approached . Sprained and dislocated feeling. Pain in back and limbs as if bruised and beaten . < least touch, motion , damp . cold.
Bellis : Joints sore, muscular soreness .lameness as if sprained. After gout debility of limbs. Exudation stasis and swelling come within the range of this remedy . Wrist feels contracted as from elastic band around joint.
Cardus : Pain in hip joint ,spreading into buttocks and down thigh. < from stooping.
Cham : Violent rheumatic pains drive him out of bed at night , compelled to walk about. Ankles give way in the afternoon. Insupportable pains in loins and hip, lumbago , stiffness of neck muscles.
Eup per : Aching in bones of extremities with soreness of flesh. Gouty soreness and inflamed nodosities of joints.

9. A general sensation of soreness, lameness, and bruised feeling.
Abro : Back lame, weak and painful. Joints stiff and lame.
Arn : Sore, lame , bruised feeling. Every thing on which he lies seems too hard. Pain in back and limbs as if bruised and beaten. Soreness after exertion. Cannot walk erect on account of bruised pain in pelvic region.
Bellis : Much muscular soreness.lameness as if sprained. Sore bruised feeling in the pelvic region.bruised soreness of head. uterus feels sore as if squeezed. soreness of abdominal walls . varicose veins with bruised sore feeling. Joints sore. Sprains with great soreness.
Cardus : Fullness and soreness in liver region.
Cham : Earache with soreness, swelling and heat driving patient frantic. Nipples inflamed sore and tender. Soreness of anus .
Echi: Sore throat .
Eup per : soreness of eyeballs. Hepatic region sore. Influenza with great soreness of muscles and bones. Chest sore, chill preceded by thirst and great soreness and aching of bones , soreness of flesh.

10. Most of the remedies of this group is useful in cancerous affections.
Abrotanum: prevents metastasis. Angioma of the face.
Calend: As an intercurrent remedy in cancer.
Cardus m: rectal cancer with profuse diarrhoea.
Echi: Tendency to malignancy in acute and subacute disorders. Last stages of cancer to ease pain .
Guaco: Cancer
Senecio jacoboea: cancer
Tarax : Cancer of bladder.


11. Has a general action upon the urinary system.
Abrot: Back lame weak painful.
Absin: constant desire to urinate urine of very strong odour and deep yellow colour.
Anth :   Bladder feels distended. Frequent urination. Pain along spermatic cord which feels full as if varicosed Arnica: Vesical  tenesmus with very painful micturition. Urine retained from over exertion. Dark brick red sediment in urine .
Brachy : Produced symptoms of albuminuria pressure in neck of bladder, urging to urinate,soreness in urethra feeling as if urine could not be retained.Urine contains mucous and epithelium,albumen and cast . Cardus:  Pressure on bladder, producing dribbling of urine urging to urinate without necessity of passing water .Burning in urethral meatus. Disturbs sugar metabolism urine is cloudy golden coloured . Also used in strangury renal Calculi.
Cham: In supportable pain in loins and hips. Lumbago .
Cina : Involuntary urination at night .Turbid white turns milky on standing.
Echi: urine albuminous, scanty, frequent, and involuntary.
Erech: Scanty urine with edema of extremities.
Erig: persistent hemorrhage from bladder.Chronic gonorrhea with burning micturition, continued dribbling.
Eup pur: Albuminuria diabetes , strangury .Irritable bladder , Enlarged prostate constant dsire to urinate Insufficient flow strangury diysuria deep dull pain in kidneys burning in bladder and urethra ion urinating. Diabetes insipidus weight and heaviness in loins and back .
Gnaph: Polyuria , irritated prostate. Chronic backache in lumbar region.
Better resting on back . lumbago with numbness in lower part of the back and weight in pelvis .
Guaco : Pain over region of bladder. Urine increased, cloudy , phosphatic.
Pain along spine worse bending < motion.
Inula :Diabetes.Frequent urgung to urinate, passes only in drops.violet odor.
Lappa arctium : Profuse and frequent urination.
Liatris spicata : Renal dropsy . Here the suppressed urination is most favourably influenced . General anasarca due to kidney disease.
Senecio : Renal colic. Great heat and constant urging. urine scanty high coloured , bloody with much mucus and tenesmus . Nephritis. Irritable bladder of children with headaches .backache of congested kidneys.
Silphium : cattarah of bladder.

18. Marked action upon skin
Abro : comedones with emaciation . eruptions come out on face ; are suppressed and skin becomes purplish. skin flabby and loose.furuncles. Falling out of hair.itching chillblains.
Anth :  itching of the soles, as if from chilblains, gooseflesh.
Arn : Itching burning eruptions of small pimlples .crops of small boils. Ecchymosis, bedsores, acne indurata,characterised by symmetry in distribution.
Bellis : Boils, ecchymosis, swelling very sensitive to touch .acne.
Calend : promotes favorable cicatrization , with least amount of suppuration. superficial burns and scalds. Erysipelas.
Cardus : Eruption on lower part of sternum . Itching on lying down at night. Varicose ulcers.
Echin :Recurring boils, carbuncles,pustules. Irritation from insect bites and poisonous plants. lymphatics enlarged .Old tibial ulcers.Gangrene ,erysipelas and foul ulcers and foul discharges.
Grind : Rash like roseola with severe burning and itching . vesicular and papular eruptions . Herpes zoster, itching and burning , ulcers with swollen purplish skin.
Helian : Redness and heat of skin .
Lappa arct :  Eruptions on head , face,neck. Pimples, acne, crops of boil and styes. Eruptions on extremities.
Liatris spicata : Increases the functional activity of the skin.
Solidago : Blotches on lower extremities. Itch . exanthema of lower limbs with urinary disturbances , dropsy  and threatened gangrene . pain in region of kidneys with dysuria. Kidney sensitive to pressure . Asthma with nightly dysuria . Urine scanty ,reddish brown ,thick sediment . Urination difficult , pain in kidneys extents forwards to abdomen and bladder . Backache of congested kidneys.
Tarax: cancer of bladder .
19. Marked action upon eye
Arn : Diplopia from traumatism , muscular paralysis , retinal haemorrhage . Bruised sore feeling in eyes after close work . Must keep eyes open, dizzy on closing them.
Calend : Injuries to eyes which tend to suppuration; after operations . Blenorrhoea of lachrymal sac.
Carduus Benedictus : strong action on eyes with sensation of contraction in  many parts.
Cham : spasmodic closing of lids, smarting of lids , yellow sclerotic