2 Dr. Banaras Khan Awan is a classical homeopath from Pakistan. He has been in practice for the last 20 years and is Ex Principal Gandhara Homeopathic Medical college, Taxila (the ancient city). Dr. Awan is a visiting lecturer at many homeopathic colleges and has presented numerous seminars and papers, locally and internationally. Dr. Banaras is well known in Pakistan for his articles, which are published regularly in Pakistani Homeopathic magazines. His book “ Lectures on Homoeopathy ” (Urdu language), published by the Society of Homeopaths Pakistan, is quite popular among homeopaths and students. His next written book “ MERE MEHMAN ” is expected soon in market ”. Dr. Banaras is an active member of many Homeopathic societies and organizations.
The central idea of Conium maculatum is weakness and paralysis and that it is very gradual. I’ve been feeling weak and listless for quite a while.
The indication that stands out most prominent in Conium is its dizziness. It is brought on and aggravated by turning the head sidewise All the contents of the room appear to be whirling around (Bryonia) Gen. Vertigo 610 remedies
Giddiness. Amelioration from keeping the head perfectly still. VERTIGO - REST - agg. Calc. Lach. Nat-c. VERTIGO - REST - amel. Con.
The paralysis and weakness spreads from below, the lower giving out before the upper.
The typical Conium patient is quite materialistic. They are people who will not be involved with philosophical or religious matters Ars.a, Hyos, Fl.acid, Lyco
They will be loyal to you as long as they feel you can help them and as long as you are not hurting them. But if there is a stage where, in their opinion, you are not helping them enough, they will immediately let you know, demanding their rights. In this way,
Conium is one of the main remedies that will suffer on the loss of a husband or wife Ign. And Nat.mur also suffer. What is the difference ?
Conium is one of the main remedies that will suffer on the loss of the husband or the wife, due to lack of ability for the sexual outlet. I just can’t date again! There is strong element of attachment.(Carc, Puls, Ars.alb)
The emotions are gradually weakened and paralyzed until it is impossible to bring them to the surface and express them.
The terrible strictness in their thinking and acting, no joy allowed, can give me a feeling of oppression, close to Aurum, Carcinosin Ref: Homeo links, summer 1997)
Conium patients tend to have compulsive thoughts and to execute compulsive actions. Must not step on a crack! superstitious: additions of G. Vithoulkas: 1st degree: arg-n., med., rhus-t., stram., syph.
Alternating states : (a)excitement with sadness; (b) insanity with other mental symptoms; (c) quarrelsomeness with silent depression. Puls, Ign, Abrot
Ref: Medical Advance 1888 vol. X Aur.met, Borx, Nat.c, Nat.mur, Sep
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Conium has a special action on the breasts and testicles, It also exerts a relieving influence on female breasts which become hardened, tender and painful just before the menstrual period.
The glands wherever affected are of stony hardness. These indurations are quite common in the breasts, in the testicles, and in the uterus.
Conium affects very strongly: - The sexual sphere. - The mental sphere. - The central nervous system.
Often indicated in weakness of the sexual organs, due to bad effects from suppressed sexual desire or from excessive indulgence.
Conium is used in patients who used to have a normal/intense sexual life and who stopped: the loss of a partner the idea that sex is a sin exaggerated meditation or people who suddenly stop their way of life for spiritual reasons and suddenly follow a guru. people who are strictly religious and who are thus celibate (priests, nuns, for other complaints.)
Con. Patient, He gets ill both if he goes in for too much sex, or if he does not get any.
MIND - ANXIETY - sexual desire; from, Suppressed STAPH. MIND - HYSTERIA - sexual - excitement; from suppression of sexual Brom. CON. MIND - RAGE - sexual desire; from suppressed : lil-t. HEAD - PAIN - sexual desire - suppression of : camph. Con. Puls. GENERALS - suppression of sexual desire - agg. APIS,CAMPH. CON. Lach. Lil-t. lyc. LYSS. orig. Ph-ac. PHOS. pic-ac. plat. PULS. staph. FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX - SEXUAL DESIRE - increased - suppressed menses, from : ant-c.
E GENITLIA/SEX - MENSES - suppressed - cold - water; from cold - hands in; putting Con. Lac-d. FEMALE GENITALIA /SEX - MENSES - suppressed - wet - getting; from - Feet Acon. Graph. Nat-m. PULS. RHUS-T.
Differential diagnosis of breast Tumours Calc, Sil, Thuja Conium, Ars.alb. Phyto
It is of interest that we never have seen a child case of Conium, and there are no book cases where Conium is recommended to children. Ref : Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, 1988
It is useful in the weakness of old people and in diseases that are caused by a blow or fall. Arn, Hyper, Nat.sul, Symph, Ruta, Rhus.tox Compare ?
Conium patients are relieved by letting the affected limb hang down I feel much better! EXTREMITIES - HANG down, letting - Limbs - amel. Bar-c. Bell. Bry. Cocc. CON. Iris Kali-c. Lach. Led. Mez. Petr. Rhus-t. Sil.
The characteristic prostate gland symptom of Conium is a constant urge to urinate with little or no result. The patient has to get up at night because of this strong urge, he has to push hard to urinate a bit. The urination stops, while the urge remains. This situation can be so serious that the patient becomes desperate and anxious, so that he starts to perspire and he gets a headache and vertigo.
Interruption of urination is a keynote of Conium. It keeps starting & stopping
The peculiarity of the sweat is that it comes on as soon as the patient sleeps or even whenever he closes his eyes. Bryonia, CONIUM, Puls
A characterstic indication for this drug is a feeling of pressure in the pharynx ascending from the pit of stomach
Conium is a slow acting remedy Apis, bar.carb, Bry, Sil, Hydras, Helleborus Acon, Ambra, Bell, Cham, Ars.alb, Hep.s, Phos,
Causation i ) Blow or fall. (Hyper, Rhus tox., Ruta, Symph) ii) Suppressed sexual desire. (Camph., Lyss.Puls.). iii) Suppressed menses. Puls,; Graph; Sul) iv) Non - gratification of sexual instinct. v) From excessive sexual indulgence. (Calc. carb., Phos. acid, Sep., Staph.).. vi) Grief. (Ign; Nat.mur; Aur.met; Caust; Acid.Phos) vii ) Over-work. (Nux.vom, Tub, Sil)
Drug totality C = Closing the eyes or as soon as one sleeps: sweating occurs. O = Old men and old maids: with bad effects of suppressed sexual desire. N = Nodular induration of stony hardness of glands. I = Intense photophobia without inflammation of eyes. U = Urine: flow intermits; prostatic or uterine affections. M = Menses suppressed by putting hands in cold water.
Comparison - Cough during pregnancy : Apoc, con; threatening abortion- con, Kali brom. - Easily excited by emotion or contradiction : Anac, Con, Aur. - Takes cold from exposure of feet- Con, Cup, Sil.
- Breasts painful and tender before and during menses : Con, Lac c. - Remote effects of trauma : Arn, Con, Bellis, Ruta. - Unrefreshing sleep : Bry, con, Hep, Op, Sulph. - Agg from drinking even small quantity of wine : Alum, Con, Zinc.