– Jan Scholten
We know the picture of Nat-c. quite well. Vithoulkas (1991 b, page 32) has described beautifully how such persons react. They are very helpful, but after they have taken care of everything, they retire gracefully. They are gentle and very dedicated. But they don’t want any public appreciation of this. They prefer to be alone, or in the company of a few very close and dear friends. It is especially difficult for them to be with people whom they don’t accept.

Concepts

Natrum Carbonicum

Grief and depression Giving meaning

Closed, alone Stating values

Restriction Self worth

Denial, forbidden Dignity

Sensitive Shyness

Holding on Worker

Father

Group analysis

Graceful withdrawal is a term that can be directly deduced from the group analysis. It is one of the main themes of Nat-c. They would rather be alone in dignity, than feel denied by others.

This leads to a second variation on the theme, namely the idea that they are being slighted, that they are thought worthless. He is alone (Nat) in the appreciation (Carb) of himself. But he holds on to his dignity in silence. He does not need the appreciation of others any more. There is a total denial of his being. He is the only one left, who appreciates his worth. His reaction to this is withdrawal. He feels that he has to carry his dignity on his own and in silence.

A third variation on the theme is denial by society. The idea of not having any value, is expressed in this case as not having any value in society. The social environment just doesn’t notice you, doesn’t think anything of you. This is the same as the picture painted by Sankaran (1991, page 244), Nat-c as the outcast. The typical delusion is the separation between himself and others.

They feel rejected by society and they would rather not have any contact with it any more. They are afraid of people. Also of robbers, who might take away the little that has been left to them. One patient described it as follows: ‘the worst thing that could happen to me was to be ignored’. It is the idea of the ‘persona non grata’, the person in a small community who is completely ignored, because of what he has done. The only thing you can do then is to retire gracefully. There is no sense in getting angry, to start screaming and shouting, or whatever, because nobody is taking any notice. It is as if you don’t exist. You can only go and sit quietly on your own and not react to anything any more. You withdraw in a modest and civilised manner. A typical symptom is (Kent, 1983 a, page 708) ‘Feels a great division between himself and mankind, society, relatives and strangers’.

A fourth variation on the theme is not having a father. Or being abandoned by your father. It is as if he denies your existence by ignoring you. This may also be expressed by the feeling or the idea that your father is dead.

The great sensitivity in Nat-c to atmospheres, people and music is understandable and fitting with the above themes. As is also the gloomy feeling, which they will not show, however, because nobody will take any notice anyway.

Case

A woman of 35 has agoraphobia. She is very tense, it gets worse at the end of the day and she does not dare to go home. The complaints started two years ago. She was head of a nursery school, which was going to be joined to a primary school. The head of the primary school was not very good, but he was still made head of the joint school, because he was a man. This stunned her and she felt very unappreciated. She is an easygoing, open type of person. She has no relationships, she wants to remain free. I had given her Nat-c, because of her local complaints and the keynotes: (

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– Pierce W.I.

SODIUM CARBONATE-SAL SODA-WASHING SODA-Na2CO3 plus 10H2O.

Introduction
Natrum carb. was first proved by Hahnemann and five others, Hering being one of the provers. I must agree with Hughes when he says that ” in spite of ” an “extensive pathogenesis, Natrum carbonicum has found very little employment,” although Farrington says, “:in our practice the drug claims a high place, being something of a polychrest.” While in many conditions, especially in those of a catarrhal nature, it is similar to Natrum mur.,m and usually supplanted by it as a remedy, still it has an individuality of its own, will frequently do its work more effectively than any other remedy, and if we refuse t employ it, we must put the blame where it belongs, on ourselves,rather than on the remedy.
Symptoms
It is of first importance for troubles arising from hot weather and from the direct rays of the sun. We occasionally meet people, especially women,who,while they have never been “overcome by the heat” are in constant fear of it and have to remain indoors throughout the heated term as the sun has such an exhausting effect upon them. More frequently we meet with those who are suffering from the secondary effects from exposure to the sun, including sunstroke,with great debility. Both these classes of people want Natrum carb, and will bless you if you will give it to them; one lady was so extravagant in the use of her words as to say that the remedy has saved her life last summer and that she wanted another bottle for the coming hot weather. Natrum carb. is useful for vertigo from exposure to the sun’s rays (207), for headache from exposure to the sun(98) or from working under gaslight and with aggravation from the heat of the room (95), or fro hot applications (95) The Natrum carb, patient is melancholy and apprehensive,m thus society,and music has a bad effect upon her, even, as Hering hastens to add, “by plains o the piano a shot time” There is loss of memory (133) and great mental impairment, with inability to perform and mental work, especially when this is the result of overstudy (93). It is a remedy of value in acute, fluent coryza (37), with violent sneezing,and aggravation of the sneezing from the slightest draft of air, even when undressing. In nasal catarrhs we have profuse discharge through the day and stoppage of the nose at night (40), with aggravation from and draft; and here as well as in the coryza, loss of smell and taste (171). Natrum carb. should occupy a more prominent position with us in reference to acid dyspepsia (178). We find sour eructations (178), heartburn (179) after fat food (177) and heartburn (179). According to Hering, we have “indigestion from vegetable diet, particularly starchy foods” (6) he also says, in reference to the sensation of goneness in the stomach or abdomen (179), that this remedy has, that it is noticed ‘about 10 or 11.A.M. (179), better after eating” (174). Associated with the distress in the stomach, as previously spoken of, which comes on directly after eating (177), we find mental depression (131), palpitation a d violent beating of the heat (111). The diarrhoea is watery and sour smelling (59), worse after eating (57) and especially from drinking milk (6). There is sudden urging, with gushing on expulsion (59), preceded by cutting person in the abdomen a and followed by burning (61) and soreness in anus and great weakness and sinking in hypogastrium (179). About the only thing that will interest us in reference to he respiratory organs is the cough, which is associated with burning in r. chest, and with greenish, salty expectoration (70); also cough on entering a warm room (41). In the lower extremities we have weakness of the ankles (71), pain in tendo Achillis and soreness of he sole of the feet (72),with swelling. Coldness of the feet (71) is prominent and Natrum carb. is one of two remedies having coldness between the scapulae (168). I use Natrum carb.3d.

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-H.C.Allen

+ Carbonate of Soda NA2, CO3, 10H2o.

#General
Constitutions with aversion to open air and dislike to exercise, mental or physical; imbecility. Great debility: caused by heat of summer [ant. c.]; exhaustion from least effort, mental or physical; ready to drop after a walk; chronic effects of sunstroke. Chronic effects of sunstroke; now, with return of hot weather, suffers from headaches. Emaciation with pale face and blue rings around the eyes, dilated pupils; dark urine, anaemic; milky watery skin and great debility. Inability to think or to perform any mental labor; causes headache; feels stupefied if he tries to exert himself; comprehension slow, difficult. Intolerable melancholy and apprehension; is wholly occupied with sad thoughts. Attacks of anxiety and restlessness during a thunder storm [Phos.]; (

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