Fundamentals of Homeopathy
- Basic Constitutional Types - Preparation
Techniques of Medicine - Diagnosis
- Role in Medicine & Role in Allopathic
The basic constitutional types below are merely a guideline as the
skilled practitioner may find a combination of more than one of
the types in any one individual, making the selection and preparation
of the correct remedy only after extensive consultation with the
Argent.nit. types are often extroverts and found in jobs that require
a good memory and quick thinking. They are very imaginative and
often laugh, cry or get angry, which makes them perpetually agitated
and apprehensive, this may intensify into fearful anticipation eg.
worry or fear about missing a plane or forgetting a presentation
for an important meeting. Constant anxiety can lead to irrational
fears. They are driven individuals who think, talk and act rapidly.
Generally have a pale, greyish complexion, with a tendency of having
sunken features and developing early lines and wrinkles. May be
prone to sudden nervous sweats.
Arsen.alb. types are restless individuals and often worry about
their own health, as well as the health of their family. They show
particular attention to detail and their perfectionistic attitude
tends to result in an all or nothing attitude. They are also deeply
despondent and constantly need reassurance. To combat insecurity,
they devise plans to cover most predicaments and may hoard things
in an attempt to protect against future misfortune. They have strong
opinions and can be intolerant of the ideas and beliefs of others.
Generally have fine features and appear well-groomed. They are thin,
stylish and aristocratic looking, with pale skin and worry lines.
May appear restless.
Calb.carb types are outwardly strong and social looking, but have
a shy nature. They are generally enthusiastic in their work, diligent
and healthy. Although they often appear distant or self pitying,
this is because they fear failure and being embarrassed in front
of others. They tend to be quiet, cautious and very sensitive. When
ill they can be introspective and slightly depressed. Motivation
becomes difficult and they need reassurance. When anxious or worried,
they tend to obsess about things - this annoys those close to them.
They hate to see cruelty and poverty.
These types can have thick, curly hair with a pale, chalky complexion.
May be overweight and appear sluggish. Hands are often cold and
slightly clammy while soles of feet feel burning hot.
Graphites are anxious, apprehensive, cautious, indecisive and easily
startled. They react slowly to external stimuli and show little
enthusiasm for things involving mental effort. They have a perception
of being intellectually slow. They feel unlucky and readily become
despairing, self pitying and weepy (particularly when listening
to music) Manual work and outdoor jobs appeal to them. They are
prone to frequent mood changes , they tend to be unenergetic and
grumpy on waking and become irritable and impatient as the day wears
Generally have dark hair and may appear coarse with pale, rough
skin. Skin is prone to cracking and scalp may be flaky and itchy.
They tend to be overweight.
Most Ignatia types are women and are sensitive, artistic, emotionally
fragile and cultured. They are extremely sensitive, but find it
difficult to express their emotions, particularly when grieving.
They are high strung with high ideals and expectations, and are
inclined to blame themselves if things go wrong. They expect those
close to them to behave perfectly and as a result have a disposition
to hysterical over-reaction. Often they will behave in a contradictory
manner. Frequently moody, they may laugh and cry at the same time.
Generally thin, dark-haired women. May have sunken face, cracked
lips and circles around the eyes as well as a strained expression.
They tend to blink, sigh or yawn repeatedly.
They have an air of quiet self-possession, stability and detachment
that inspires respect but belies a strong sense of inadequacy. They
are deeply insecure, and may exaggerate the truth to bolster low
self-esteem. They are intelligent with a conservative outlook and
often hold esteemed positions. They resist change since new challenges
cause great dread. They are irritated by weakness and intolerant
These types are usually tall and sallow-skinned. Upper body is lean
with poorly developed muscles. They usually have vertical frown
lines above the nose and may be prematurely bald or grey.