Fundamentals of Homeopathy
- Basic Constitutional Types - Preparation
Techniques of Medicine - Diagnosis
- Role in Medicine & Role in Allopathic
Merc.sol. Types are introverted and confined with a strong emotional
undercurrent. They are mentally anxious and restless and have a
strong need for stability and orderliness. They can seem detached
and arrogant but actually have a sense of internal haste, which
they are at pains to restrain. When ill they can become mentally
dulled, hesitant in speech and slow to grasp. They may also have
poor memory and will power. Their insecurities make them extremely
conservative, cautious and suspicious when dealing with others.
They are very sensitive to criticism and contradiction, sometimes
exploding in rage.
Merc. sol. types are often fair-haired and have translucent, smooth
, unlined skin with a pinched nose. Facial expression is detached
despite emotions within.
Natrum mur types are serious, conscientious people who can be moody
and despairing, especially on waking. They are also highly sensitive
and refined. Most Natrum mur. types are women and tend to be easily
hurt by criticism or insults. As a result they become introverted
and appear detached and self reliant. When self absorbed they can
be impatient and abrupt. They bring loneliness on themselves, although
they actually want the company of others. They cry or sulk over
slights or insults, but dislike sympathy from others. Music moves
them to tears.
Tend to be pear-shaped with either sandy or dark hair. They have
slightly shiny, pale, puffy skin. Eyes may appear watery and eyelids
Phos people are open, expressive and affectionate and often have
an artistic flair. They need a great deal of stimuli to give their
imaginative natures full expression and to avoid becoming irritable
and indifferent. They are very compassionate, giving readily of
themselves. Generally optimistic, they love to be the centre of
attention. However, enthusiasm is often short lived and they may
offer more than they can actually deliver. When unwell, they need
lots of sympathy and adore being stroked.
These types usually have either dark or fair hair, often with a
coppery tint. They are tall and slim and appear well-proportioned.
They often wear bright, flamboyant clothes and have fine, pale skin
that flushes easily.
Almost always women, they are sweet natured, shy, kind and gentle.
They adjust to different people and circumstances, but this flexibility
can lead to indecision. They are not assertive, find it difficult
to express anger and avoid confrontation in order to keep peace.
Often dependant on others for support, they gratefully accept guidance
and advice. Readily compassionate with people or animals in distress,
they tend to be persuaded by emotion rather than by thought. They
make friends easily, and cry easily with little self restraint.
Pulsatilla people flush or blush easily and tend to be plump with
fair hair and blue eyes.
In the main, sepia types are women. They are irritable at home yet
extrovert in company and are transformed by dancing, which they
love. They are either one, or a combination of two distinct characters.
First is independent, career minded and seeks gratification from
her work. Second is absorbed by a sense of duty as a wife and mother
and can not assert her own needs. They often feel on the brink of
being overcome by their responsibilities.
Sepia types are usually lean and tall with slim hips, dark hair
and brown eyes. Sepia women are attractive and elegant with an angular,
slightly masculine appearance.
Although silicea people are tenacious and stubborn, they appear
frail and passive. They lack physical and mental staying power and
fear being overwhelmed, yet they show great determination once a
challenge is accepted. Despite being friendly and sensitive, they
have a brittle temperament. This is largely due to the fact that
they lack confidence and fear responsibility, which makes them inflexible
and hesitant in attempting new tasks. In relationships they may
remain uncommitted for dread of giving too much of themselves and
These types are usually thin and small-boned, with fine straight
hair and neat appearance. Their nails may be rough, brittle and
yellowish. They are prone to cracked lips and fissures at the corners
of their mouths.