I recently had a follow-up to the Boron Metallicum case I told you about back in the newsletter dated 10/28/08. This was the case about a school teacher who's case repertized so well for the remedy Selenium but did not feel right when I investigated the remedy more. Primarily it's location on the periodic table to the far right and Scholten's analysis about those remedies led me to let it go in favor of finding a more appropriate remedy.
We never know the effect any remedy may have on an individual until they have taken it and time has allowed a change to occur or not. In this case Boron Metallicum 6c was prescribed one time per day. I just had a follow-up with him this past week and wanted to share with you what happened.
The first part of the follow-up occurred two days prior to our appointment when I met his mother in the clinic and I asked her how he was doing. Her response was enthusiastic and she felt he was much happier and not as reserved. She says she can tell when he is not doing so well because he will be less expressive. Lately he has been much lighter and happier.
I then had our appointment and his first words were, '"I've had a positive response. It seems that the depression kind of comes and goes now but overall I'm much happier. I can let go of stress easier and am capable of doing more stuff. I'm feeling more grounded."
These are the types of statements that tell me he is responding to the remedy well. I asked him to elaborate about the depression coming and going. He said " It comes and goes and is directly related to stress. When I have a lot going on , it is more difficult to stay focused." I asked him how this had to do with depression and he thought for some time and then related that it really didn't. It was really about how focused he would stay and how well his memory was. The depression may still be there but it feels different now. "Kind of like and old idea but not the same. I'm happier now and have more energy".
He has started to meditate again, is doing yoga again and stretching daily. These were things he had stopped because of lack of motivation. He is liking his job better because his memory is better and he has more energy. He has not been thinking of changing his work like he did before.
I asked how much improvement he has experienced overall, all things considered, and he said between 4o and 50 percent. This is significant in such a short period of time. Then he said the most interesting thing. He said " I have a story I want to share with you. I went to Mexico on a trip 15 years ago and on the way back stopped in Death Valley National Park in California. While we were there I came across a mine shaft opening that said "Boron Mine". I have never forgot that mine and have wondered many times what Boron is all about. Does this have anything to do with the remedy I am taking?"
Needless to say I was a little surprised because his very first words in the initial case were " it goes deep" in reference to his problem. As I mentioned in the last newsletter I had the image of a mine shaft and he came this time talking about it. I do not find this unusual. I find this sort of thing common with alot of my clients. The universe seems to support the images and the words we choose to describe our dis-ease. They are like shining lights that point the way. If we can believe there are no accidents then it was all revealed for me to "see". This is not a psychic phenomenon but simple words and images that we all can experience.
For me this is the real beauty of the homeopathic process and is what keeps me fascinated on a daily basis. It is one of the reasons I love homeopathy so much. It is like being able to witness creation unfolding and have the presence to really recognize it. What could be more fun.
I related the images I saw that helped lead me to the remedy and he really got it. He was equally fascinated and wanted to learn more about homeopathy right there. We had a very long chat and ended the appointment on a very high note.
If I had not let Selenium go then I am sure I would not have been sharing this with you. I thought you all might like to hear how he was doing. I did not change the prescription and kept him on Boron Metallicum 6C one time per day. It appears from the comments that you are all enjoying cases. I will share more as they are appropriate. Until next week, be happy and be safe.
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