This case study is an excerpt from Pierre Fontaine’s book “Homeopathy, Sweet Homeopathy: Coming Home to Perfect Health”. Find out more information including how to purchase a copy.
Pierre: Please tell me what brings you here?
Describe the symptoms a little more for me, please.
How much milk would you drink, is it a strong craving?
You said you feel irritated when you don’t eat, what do you mean? Could you describe the feeling, please?
How long has the craving for milk been going on, please?
FOLLOW UP: (6 weeks later)
OK, what about the sinusitis?
Acne is particularly severe on his upper back with pimples covering the whole area.
I have to admit that up to a few years ago skin conditions were always a challenge for me. For some reason I just was not getting good results. I even turned people with skin problems down. I don’t know why it was so because as you can see cases are always taken the same way. I just kept a small trickle of people and then my results started to change, something cleared in my head and now I have the same results as with any other cases. I still like autoimmune cases more; perhaps it is their complexity that appeals to me. I once heard Isaac Bergman say that a simple piece of music can be harder to play than a difficult one. This is very much the way it was for me with these cases.
Acne in this case was the main complaint but because the sinus was acting up at the time, it was first on his mind. This is a nice, simple example of hierarchy in the body. The acute condition temporarily diminishes the chronic condition. If all things were linear or equal as in the Western medical model this would not happen. The question then becomes why is the acne regressing when the sinuses are worse? The answer is that there is an order in the body regulated by the vital force. If disease were truly only a physical matter then such an instance would not happen. But disease is a result of the disorder at the level of the vital force hence when the vital force is expressing an acute condition the chronic is overtaken.
This case is a perfect triangulation of acute/chronic issues and parenting problems. In life all three are dealt at different levels. The acute sinusitis is dealt with an OTC drug. A dermatologist treats the acne. The issue with the parents, notably the mother in this case, is dealt with in psychotherapy. With the homeopathic approach, which is the reason why I often use such words as “the beauty of homeopathy” or “the genius of homeopathy” is that the whole “triad” can be dealt with deeply and effectively. One cannot turn to psychotherapy alone to work this whole thing out; the follow-ups are proof of that in this case as well as in many other cases presented in this book. It doesn’t mean one should not seek to improve oneself further with the help of a professional but if the baseline is much as in Erika’s or James’ cases (see case studies) then decisions are made from a clear, rational mind rather than a cluttered, encroached one.
Lac means milk. In this case the strong craving for milk led me to think that the remedy needed was one of our many milk remedies.
Now he is talking about the acne and the family situation but not about the sinusitis. In other words, the hierarchy has been re-established and the whole condition is beginning to lift. Since it was prominent in the case I ask about it next.
The issue of the craving for milk is the same as in Danna’s case (see case study) where the craving diminishes dramatically after taking the proper remedy. When health returns, the craving diminishes and becomes more in line with the rest of the body as well.