Tarentula in the repertorization.Stramonium is also a remedy which can be
useful for victims of violence of all kinds, including the type of violence
which Elizabeth was likely to have experienced prenatally and as an infant.
Stramonium is also used for the after effects of the violence of a difficult
childbirth, and physical , verbal, or sexual abuse.
Five weeks after the Stramonium was given, the foster mother reported to
us that there were changes. Elizabeth was no longer averse to being touched.
She now wanted to be rocked, held, and thrown up in the air. She loved to play
with water now, but she still screamed while being bathed. She had begun to
crawl. She no longer slammed her head against the mattress. She loved rock and
roll and any music with a rhythmic beat and a vibration, such as calypso. She
moved her hands with the music. Elizabeth still plugged her right ear with her
finger, olled her head and eyes, and was unable to get into a sitting position
or to bend her torso. The foster mother called three days later to say that
Elizabeth had crawled five feet across the living room. Four months later, she
was making some vocal sounds and could crawl on her stomach using her arms.
Nine and a half months after the dose of Stramonium 1M, we received the
following report. Elizabeth's head size was now just over normal. She no longer
carried the diagnoses of cerebral palsy or quadriplegia. She now had full use
of her arms and had been actively crawling for the past seven weeks. She was
still blind and had a 70% hearing impairment. She was making some audible
sounds. She now had head control, whereas before she did not. She could hold
her head up and sit in a high chair. She continued to be mildly retarded, but
was doing well in a special education class in the public school system.
2. Ed: We gave Ed one dose of Lachesis 200c. Lachesis fit extremely
well a number of symptoms in the case: extreme jealousy, fear of snakes,
pressure in the throat, sensation of choking , general intensity, high sexual
energy, fits of anger, and sentimentality. There was a definite improvement. He
felt more romantic with his wife. He felt much more spiritually in tune with
himself. His heartburn was 70% better. His sleep was 30-40% improved. He was
much more patient and didn't feel as guilty. People told him he was doing
great. His jealousy was somewhat less.
After a couple of months he felt that his symptoms began to relapse. He
again felt tortured by memories of his wife's past relationship. His insomnia
had returned. We gave him a dose of Lachesis 1M. Ed had a partial response to
the second dose of Lachesis. We began to suspect that the remedy was close,
but not the best choice (in homeopathic terms, the simila rather than the
We restudied his case and used the following rubrics: "Mind; DELUSIONS;
wife; is faithless", "Mind; DELUSIONS; die; thought he was about to", "MIND;
CLAIRVOYANCE", "Mind; ANGUISH", "Nose, EPISTAXIS", "Throat; CHOKING,
constricting", "Throat, PAIN, pressing", "Mind; FEAR; suffocation, of", "Male;
PASSION, sexual; excessive", "Mind; LOQUACITY", "Mind; COMPANY; desire for:,
"Mind, JEALOUSY", "Mind, FEAR, high places", "Stomach; DESIRES; fish",
"Stomach; DESIRES; salty things", and "Back; PAIN; Backache; Dorsal region".
Some of these symptoms were found in the complete case, but not in the summary
presented in this article. and