– THOMPSON M
Themes
Lachesis as archetypal snake
 It is necessary to use Lachesis as archetypal snake to prescribe other snake remedies.
 The two charts of the total of symptoms for all the snake remedies in the Complete Repertory indicate clearly statistical why Lachesis would be over-prescribed and smaller remedies under prescribed.
 Figure 1. A comparison of the number of rubrics of the snake remedies in the Mind chapter of The Complete Repertory
 Figure 2. A comparison of the number of rubrics of the snake remedies in all of The Complete Repertory
 The two charts illustrate how difficult it is to prescribe any other snake remedy than Lachesis, this even more so if one takes mental symptoms into account. Polycrests, like Lachesis, become victims of their own success.
 Because Lachesis has so many more symptoms by comparison to other snake remedies it will always swamp other snake remedies and this is why the others are not often prescribed and so on and so on. The strategy that I use in such cases is to use Lachesis as archetypal snake, so that if Lachesis seems to come up then I look at all the other snakes too.
 So in a case with two characteristic symptoms of Cenchris and twelve of Lachesis I prefer to give Cenchris first; Massimo Mangialavori also uses this approach.
 Massimo Mangialavori in an interview in Homoeopathic Links Vol. 9, No. 4, 1996 said:
 When I have not so severe case and I have the choice between a polycrest and a remedy that I do not know at all I prefer to give the second.
Common themes
 Homoeopathic Links 2/94, p. 35
 Jayesh Shah: The common themes of the snake remedies are:
 Command attention
 Must be attractive
 Competition
 Love of colours
 Love of music
 Clairvoyance
 Strong fear and dreams of snakes
 Strong PMS
 Strong fear of water, of drowning
 Dreams about dead people
Blood and circulation
 Apoplexy
 MIND; AILMENTS from; apoplexy, after (6)
 MIND; APHASIA; apoplexy, after (4)
 MIND; MEMORY; weakness, loss of; apoplexy, after (2)
 MIND; MUTTERING; apoplexy, in (3)
 MIND; STUPOR; apoplexy, from (11)
 MIND; UNCONSCIOUSNESS, coma; apoplexy; as before (2)
 MIND; UNCONSCIOUSNESS, coma; apoplexy; in (18)
 HEAD; CEREBRAL hemorrhage (61)
 EYE; APOPLEXY of retina (15)
 EYE; INFLAMMATION; retina; apoplectic (2)
 FACE; LOCKJAW, Trismus; apoplexy, in (1)
 MOUTH; PARALYSIS; Tongue; apoplectic (3)
 SPEECH and VOICE; SPEECH; wanting; apoplexy, after (6)
 EXTREMITIES; PARALYSIS; apoplexy, after (24)
 SLEEP; COMATOSE; apoplexy, in (2)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY (128)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY; hemorrhage, after (31)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY; perspiration, with (13)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY; post-hemiplegia (16)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY; pulse irritable, with; small weak, face bluish pale (1)
 GENERALITIES; APOPLEXY; threatening, predisposition for (32)
 GENERALITIES; CONVULSIONS; apoplectic (8)
 GENERALITIES; CONVULSIONS; hysterical; apoplectiform (2)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; apoplexy, after (43)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; apoplexy, after (26)
 Coagulated
 NOSE; EPISTAXIS; blood; clotted, coagulated (54)
 NOSE; EPISTAXIS; blood; clotted, coagulated; slowly (2)
 MOUTH; HEMORRHAGE; continuous, does not coagulate (2)
 FEMALE; MENSES; clotted, coagulated (123)
 FEMALE; MENSES; clotted, coagulated; dark (50)
 FEMALE; METRORRHAGIA; clotted, coagulated (55)
 FEMALE; METRORRHAGIA; clotted, coagulated; mixed with; dark liquid blood (5)
 FEMALE; METRORRHAGIA; clotted, coagulated; stringy, ropy, and (8)
 CHEST; HEMORRHAGE; clotted, coagulated (39)
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; tendency or actual; blood; coagulate, does not, hemophilia (84)
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; tendency or actual; blood; dark; thin (8)
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; tendency or actual; blood; thin (16)
 Cyanosis
 MIND; ANXIETY; motion, from; slightest, in child in cyanosis (1)
 CHEST; CYANOSIS (13)
 EXTREMITIES; DISCOLORATION; blue; leg; cyanosis (2)
 GENERALITIES; CYANOSIS (119)
 GENERALITIES; CYANOSIS; fever, during (2)
 GENERALITIES; CYANOSIS; infants, in (19)
 Ecchymosis (Bruising)
 EYE; ECCHYMOSIS (39)
 EYE; ECCHYMOSIS; cold, from exposure to (1)
 CHEST; DISCOLORATION; spots; ecchymose (3)
 BACK; ECCHYMOSES, lumbar region (2)
 EXTREMITIES; DISCOLORATION; ecchymose (10)
 EXTREMITIES; DISCOLORATION; ecchymose; upper limbs (1)
 EXTREMITIES; DISCOLORATION; ecchymose; upper arm (1)
 EXTREMITIES; DISCOLORATION; ecchymose; leg (1)
 SKIN; ECCHYMOSE (70)
 SKIN; ECCHYMOSE; returning yearly (1)
 Gangrene
 FACE; ERYSIPELAS; gangrenous (10)
 MOUTH; APHTHAE; gangrenous (13)
 MOUTH; GANGRENOUS (24)
 MOUTH; GANGRENOUS; Gums (4)
 MOUTH; GANGRENOUS; Tongue (5)
 MOUTH; ULCERS; gangrenous (6)
 THROAT; GANGRENE (35)
 THROAT; GANGRENE; Uvula (3)
 THROAT; ULCERS, ulceration; gangrenous (14)
 THROAT; ULCERS, ulceration; Tonsils; gangrenous (7)
 ABDOMEN; GANGRENE (12)
 ABDOMEN; GANGRENE; Liver (4)
 BLADDER; PARALYSIS; gangrene, with (3)
 MALE; GANGRENE (14)
 MALE; GANGRENE; Penis (12)
 MALE; GANGRENE; Penis; paraphimosis, from (7)
 MALE; PHIMOSIS; Paraphimosis; gangrene threatening (5)
 MALE; ULCERS; Penis; chancres, syphilitic; gangrenous (2)
 FEMALE; GANGRENE; Vagina (9)
 LARYNX and TRACHEA; INFLAMMATION; Larynx; gangrenous (4)
 CHEST; GANGRENE of lungs (24)
 EXTREMITIES; FELON, onychia, paronychia; gangrenous (2)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE (66)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; bones, to the (1)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; cold (4)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; injuries, after mechanical (3)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; spots, in (1)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; threatened, with blue parts (10)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; traumatic (4)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Upper Limbs (5)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Shoulder (1)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Hand (4)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Lower Limbs (7)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Leg (5)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Foot (8)
 EXTREMITIES; GANGRENE; Toes (12)
 EXTREMITIES; SWELLING; Forearm; gangrenous (1)
 EXTREMITIES; SWELLING; Hand; gangrenous (3)
 EXTREMITIES; ULCERS; Lower Limbs; gangrenous (6)
 EXTREMITIES; ULCERS; Toes; gangrenous (1)
 SKIN; ERUPTIONS; scarlatina; gangrenous (8)
 SKIN; ERUPTIONS; vesicular; gangrenous (13)
 SKIN; ERYSIPELAS; gangrenous (19)
 SKIN; GANGRENE, from burns or gangrenous sores (75)
 SKIN; GANGRENE, from burns or gangrenous sores; cold (25)
 SKIN; GANGRENE, from burns or gangrenous sores; moist (9)
 SKIN; GANGRENE, from burns or gangrenous sores; old people (16)
 SKIN; GANGRENE, from burns or gangrenous sores; injury, from, traumatic (8)
 SKIN; ULCERS; gangrenous, cold dry gangrene (42)
 SKIN; ULCERS; gangrenous, cold dry gangrene; edges (9)
 GENERALITIES; ABSCESSES, suppurations; gangrenous (13)
 GENERALITIES; INFLAMMATION; gangrenous (29)
 GENERALITIES; INFLAMMATION; gangrenous; measles, with (3)
 GENERALITIES; INFLAMMATION; bloodvessels; arteria; gangrenous (5)
 GENERALITIES; WOUNDS; gangrenous (20)
 Haemorrhage
 GENERALITIES; ANEMIA; hemorrhage, after
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; amel.
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; altered
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; black
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; bright red
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; clots; dark
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; clots; stringy
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; coagulate, does not
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; coagulate, does not; thin, dark
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; dark
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; dark; thin
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; decomposed
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; decomposed; rapidly
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; ropy, tenacious
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; septic
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; sticky
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; thick
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; thin, pale
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; thrombi
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; watery
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; blood; watery; clot, will not
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; coryza, during
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; internally
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; orifices of the body, from
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; orifices of the body, from; surfaces, and
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; passive, oozing
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; small wounds bleed much
 GENERALITIES; HEMORRHAGE; vicarious
 Crotalus horridus is used for bleeding from the lungs and nose which can occur in racehorses during a race; by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
 English homoeopaths recommended Crotalus horridus to their patients during WW2 for them to carry as a first aid remedy for multiple haemorrhages from flying glass as a result of exploding bombs in English cities.
 Hemiplegia
 MIND; APHASIA; hemiplegia, with (3)
 EXTREMITIES; PARALYSIS; hemiplegia (83)
 EXTREMITIES; PARALYSIS; hemiplegia; left (29)
 EXTREMITIES; PARALYSIS; hemiplegia; right (26)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia (139)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; left (43)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; left; extending right (1)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; right (35)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; right; aphasia, with (3)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; apoplexy, after (43)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; convulsions; after (19)
 GENERALITIES; PARALYSIS; one-sided, hemiplegia; spasms; other side, of the (4)
 Purpura
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