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: Could you please tell me as much as you can about the eczema?
It sounds like a difficult and traumatic time, I am very sorry to hear that.
What else can you tell me, please?
FOLLOW UP: (phone one week later)
FOLLOW UP: (1 month later)
MORE FOLLOW UPS:
Eczema, in my view, is not a skin condition but rather an allergic reaction.
I present this case because many children suffer from eczema. A lot of creams are applied but the skin is an organ so if it is suppressed the problem will go deeper. In most of these cases the skin allows discharge serving as an outlet in a way to maintain health in the deeper structures of the body. When the VF (Vital Force) is no longer able to exhibit the symptoms on the superficial level, the next level of weakness generally respiratory.
I asked many more questions but I could not elicit more physical descriptions than that. This was a very long time ago and today, as you might have seen in other children’s cases, I ask about the mother’s state during the pregnancy. The fact that she has a similar skin condition further validates that approach. This is what I call Vital Heredity (VH) as in Daniel’s case of eczema. Certainly heredity exists. It is obvious to everyone. We all experience it and see it in ourselves, friends and family. The great thing here is that we can do something about it. We are not “doomed,” as some would like to have us believe, to the whims of our genes.
The remedy was close, it had some resonance because he improved for a short time but it is not accurate enough for longstanding improvement.
After changing the remedy, he has needed repetition of the remedy only a few times for small outbreaks after certain foods.
This very early case shows the great variation between cases then and now. Today’s information is thoroughly deep, lively and reflects the human experience. This case shows few of the deeper feelings. The difference is like the difference between watching a black and white versus a color TV.
One last thing: Don’t you love the dog licking part of this case?