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staph and nux vom

What is the relation between staphysagria and nux vomica? Do they antidote each other?

After taking a dose of nux vom two weeks ago I feel as though the effect of staph from two months ago is partially gone. Or perhaps this could be an aggravation of the nux vom?
 
  adumpling on 2009-08-26
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When two remedies have a 'relationship', generally homoeopaths are referring to similarities between the two. Often when one has partially helped a case, you might consider the other as being close enough to try.

In the case of these two remedies, the anger is probably the primary similarity. However there are others - you will often see these two remedies appearing in the same rubrics (on a mental level). There are issues of honor, indignation, rage and loss of temper.

However, there are several basic differences - one important difference is the miasm. As I have said on another thread, Staph belongs to the Cancer miasm and its main issue is with Control. Staph must control their anger, their emotions, suppress them. It is a central theme to the remedy.

Nux-vom belongs to a different plant family, the same family as Ignatia in fact. The basic issue is Loss, Devastation, Shock. Nux-vom either suffers from a loss of work, business, and security that comes from it. That loss creates a feeling that they need to make up that loss as fast as possible. And from that comes all the hurriedness, irritability, outright rage - 'Don't get in my way, work comes first and I don't have much time!' is a way of understanding that. Work hard, work fast, make up lost ground, don't let others get ahead of you. This is the essence of the Nux-vom personality.

Of course, all remedies have different levels of effect - this is merely the mental level and there are physical, general, sensational levels as well which might appear different.
 
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Antidotes to Staph are Ambr, Camph., Merc. and Thuj.

Nux-V does not antidote Staph.
 
sameervermani last decade
Thanks a lot!
 
adumpling last decade

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