Healing A Cracked Life For A 28 Year Old Woman
WHEN ASKED ABOUT her reason for making an appointment, the 28-year-old woman says that her sinus headaches are not improving. In fact, last night they were extremely horrible. She says, “It aches like anything. It came as a sudden constant pain on the left side and including the eye, like a plate. It was hurting here.” (She gestures a line through the top of her head.)
In this reply the patient has given the pathology (sinus headaches), an emotion (horrible), and a local sensation (achy pain, sudden, constant, on left side through her eye). She also has given a visual image that it is like a plate. This image is a direct expression from her chief complaint. The homeopath will explore this idea to see if it expresses a mind/body connection and a deeper sensation.
The patient says she can’t speak or do anything when she has these headaches. “It would be less painful to die. It feels
like it could burst my head. It feels like so much pressure, like an earthquake, like a cracking in a line.” At this point, the patient has reached a level of consciousness that is beyond the headache. The sensation of a sinus headache feeling like a cracking line is totally unique to this patient. How does this earthquake image make any sense? This image is what resonates to the natural world and is the clue to the remedy that will cure her sinus headaches and restore harmony.
She describes the sensation as a kind of lava; it is soft, not solid, like jelly. It is like rubber, more transparent, yellowish. It is coming out of the crack but is not coming out like water. It is not cold or hot. It is room temperature. It is sticky.
She continues, “This crack is like the crack in my relationship.” The patient now has made the connection that the crack is an image she experiences physically as well as emotionally (a mind/body symptom). It is at this point in the interview that she begins to cry. This understanding of the crack relates to her marriage, which also feels like a crack. This is a confirmation to the homeopath that the road taken from the chief complaint is reaching a deep core level with the patient.
The patient describes images of lava that do not have the quality of lava, but more like the substance of sap from a tree. The remedy Terebinthinum is made from the sap of trees and proved to be curative for this patient. Her sinus headaches went away and she found a way to resolve her issues with her husband. She said, “I am going with everything, even the crack, I try to grow with it. I have faith that the future will be better, and faith in my relationship now.”
The level the patient reached through the homeopathic consultation was at the Level of Energy, which is to name the qualities of the substance that will heal her. The patient tapped into a collective consciousness that helped her describe the remedy that she needs. She has traveled from the physical realm (all consuming with the pain of the headache), to connecting to her emotional life through the image of the crack as the pain in her head and the pain in her relationship. This awareness is the process of healing and finding harmony through homeopathic consultation and treatment.
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