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natrum muriaticum vs staphysagria

How to tell the difference between a nat mur and staph?

In a case of fear of intimacy, unexpressed emotions (not only anger - sadness, hurt feelings).

Also - itching that changes place and heat intolerance.
  adumpling on 2009-08-22
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Are you asking this because you are wanting to self-prescribe one of these remedies for yourself, or is this a more scholarly question?

There are many differences between the two medicines. At their most basic, Nat-mur is a mineral remedy and Staphysiagria is a plant remedy. They are further divided into groups within their kingdoms and such classification can help the homoeopath to distinguish between the people needing one or the other.

Staph is a plant, they are oversensitive to something. There is much anger and indignation, they feel raw emotion boiling inside of them, they are irritable and overemotional, it makes them prickly and easily offended. The slightest remark can hurt them very deeply or bring sometimes violent emotions up to the surface. This is the common theme of the Buttercup family to which Staph belongs.

Staph also belongs to the cancer miasm, and this creates a response in them of Control, Suppression. The boiling emotions are held in, made to obey the will of the patient, emtontional chaos is put in order and held very tightly. They will exert themselves to a superhuman degree to control their feelings. This makes them appear dignified, but they can easily lose control if they relax.

Nat-mur on the other hand is a mineral, they are acutely aware of a breakdown in an important structure in their life. They are very sensitive to this specific issue, and will respond with hurt, silence, withdrawal, repulsion. The structure is usually a relationship, most commonly a one-on-one relationship in which a great deal of their emotional energy has been invested. Their sense of identity comes from being in this relationship, but they are conflicted, because they also feel the need to be an indivdiual completely seperate from the relationship. This conflict creates great stress for them, they want to be close but they want to be seperate. They show affection then they reject consolation. This theme of Identity is common to all the minerals in the same row of the periodic table.

Nat-mur also belongs to the Malarial miasm, and so they feel dependent on this relationship that hurts them, on this person that tortures them. But they cannot leave, they are dependent. They cannot express how they feel for fear of this maltreatment, but they cannot leave because they need this relationship. It is an unbearable paradox for Nat-mur that makes them appear reserved, quiet, even hostile.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Natrum Mur is Hotty i.e., prefers/ better by cold.

Staph is Chilly. Whence better from warmth.
srisri last decade
Since you mention heat intolerance, it sounds like Natrum Mur.
srisri last decade
Thanks brisbanehomoeopath, That was a fantastic explanation.
I'm asking not to self prescribe but rather, I've been prescribed staphysagria and have taken it 4 times, and was wondering if maybe I wasn't more of a nat-mur. Staph seemed to be doing something with minor aggravations but on the fourth dose I got worse on some aspects (itching that changes place, emotional detachment, suppressed emotions - hasn't gone away since). My homeopath waited a month and a half and then prescribed nux-vom (that was a week and a half ago) and said to watch and see whether to take another dose of staph or another dose of nux-vom. Now I'm in a state of sensitivity, raw emotions unable to be expressed - sadness, hurt, sometimes anger - but worse of all, a state of emotional detachment from people and at the same time easily hurt feelings disappointment in love and fear of intimacy. I don't know if I should take another dose of staph like he said, knowing that two month ago got me worse, or wait, or ask my homeopath if it should be something else.

Thanks for the clarification about the heat intolerance too. I am now aggravated by heat and also have itching that changes place.

Thank you both for your help.
adumpling last decade
Ah I see. The problem with trying to guess your own remedy, is that there are THOUSANDS of them. Its hard enough for a homoeopath believe me :)

Detachment is unusual - not exactly a Nat-mur or Staph word, or a Nux-v word either. I would explore that given the opportunity with a client.

I would complain to him. It is your treatment, not his. So if you have any concerns make them heard. I welcome complaints from my clients as that feedback is necessary for me to make good decisions.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks you for your very helpful replies.

So I suppose you suggest to wait and speak to him and not to take the staph until then.
adumpling last decade
Indeed I do.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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