“Can you tell me why his eyes get better in the cold?” the mother asked. Truthfully, these questions can’t be answered. To me, this is just a symptom that should fit in with the whole picture. It is what is called throughout this book an SRP define SRP). Indeed, many “reasons” could be given but no one really knows.
It is not in the nature of this child to want to be held so wanting to be held and looking for sympathy become qualities that should be considered as the way he is being affected. Yet, most children want to be held when they are not feeling well. It’s a bit of a quandary but since there were no other qualifying attributes I decided on the remedy Pulsatilla.
The remedy Spongia Tosta acted very well and his condition improved a lot overnight. The parents repeated the remedy a few times during the week. They were watching for symptoms such as either getting hot with or without fever or watery eyes. If either happened the remedy was repeated. Wait and observe is the best way to go about repeating a remedy. In a situation like this, there is no need to automatically repeat the remedy. What is important is to watch the signs of the Vital Force and act accordingly. All is well. There is great order in the disorder one could say. Symptoms don’t occur out of the blue but rather in order.
Here we have the eye symptoms again.
“I never paid attention to the details of symptoms before.” This is a very interesting comment. People do observe more acutely once they start homeopathy. I believe that alone is a substantial benefit towards knowing one’s body more deeply.
I have to admit that I overlooked the remedy Euphrasia for a cough. His watery eyes led me to feel a tug on my shirt and look it up in the Materia Medica. I was pleasantly surprised to see that most of the symptoms listed for it in the MM fit a cough very well. Euphrasia is well known for its eye symptoms, particularly for allergies. In fact, the common name of Euphrasia is eyebright. It never ceases to amaze me as to how deep the MM really is. Every time I read about a remedy, I discover something “new” about it. It is a daily and endless quest for perfection