A 53-year-old homemaker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 2 years ago. There were multiple demyelinating lesions within the brain as well as in the spine. She had a loss of vision in her right eye with no sensation in the right arm and leg. The patient was already under treatment for multiple sclerosis with not much improvement. She decided to reach out to me to help review the case. Starting with the present state of the patient, she had an injury after a fall recently. General Characteristics:• She feels very drowsy throughout the day.• She loves painting, she used to paint earlier but now she does not feel like doing anything.• On asking questions, she would take a long time to answer. She was slow to react and a little disoriented.• Dreams: She sees her mother quite often in her dreams. She says “it feels nice to see her that she has come to our house.” (Her mother passed away 7 years ago)• When asking about the sad incidences in her life, she mentions the death of her mother, and she says that she was very attached to her mother and she misses her a lot.• Grief: She mentions her father passing away as well. He used to love her a lot. She was very attached to her father as well.• She feels lonely at present. She has a brother and sister with whom she is not on talking terms.• She has a daughter. If her daughter says something offensive, she keeps thinking as to why she said so. She feels bad about it and cries easily. She mentioned that her daughter is very attached to her.• At her home, a parrot used to show up at the window daily. She was fond of it. She would feed the parrot and over the days, she got attached. Basically, she is fond of all animals, and she feels as though she is one of them. She likes to feed them. Unfortunately, one day the parrot died. This incident affected her profoundly.• On one occasion, she received a call from a stranger (guy) and they engaged in a conversation and they started speaking to each other on a daily basis. She never met this individual personally, but she enjoyed talking to him.
From the two sad incidences of her life with the death of both her parents, the essence of attachment/detachment emerged. The same theme was found in her love for the parrot. In the incident relating to the guy whom she used to speak with, communication was what she enjoyed the most. There is a definite polarity observed in her, on the one hand, her affection, attachment, communication, but on the other hand, she feels alone and lonely in her own home and she feels separated from the world.
Her reactions were very slow. No interest in talking, disoriented, answering very slowly. With a confusion of mind. Then on probing more, I enquired about the incidents that affected her the most in her life. She mentioned her attachment with her mother. She was deeply attached to her mother, that she could not think of getting separated from her. So after her mother’s death, she felt sad, depressed and alone. The second incidence was the death of her father. She was closer to her father than mother. She missed the love of a father and she felt alone and sad after the loss of her dad. So in both the incidents feeling which came out was that the patient feels the attachment, love, and then after the death of the parents, she feels alone, separate, and detached.
She loves birds, animals, feeding them. She feels as though she is one of them. She was absorbed in her own world. She feels angry when contradicted. She was also having an affair with the guy, where they just talked on the phone, and she was happy with that. So here the communication part is important. She is affectionate and now she feels she is alone and nobody is around for her. Her feeling of loneliness is compounded with the fact that she has no communication with sister and brother also. So the feeling of togetherness and separation is very strong. She feels she is lovesick. Her sensitive nature favors for the plant kingdom, as she cries easily, taking care of her family and theme of attachment and detachment. This theme and communication in her are important and need to be considered. These are the basic ingredients of Malvales.
• mind; delusions, imaginations; alone, is (55)
• mind; delusions, imaginations; separated; world, from the, that he is (73)
• mind; delusions, imaginations; animal, he or she is a (16)
• mind; absorbed, buried in thought (157)
• mind; anger; contradiction, from (68)
• mind; concentration; difficult (533)
• mind; confusion of mind; dimness of vision, with (5)
• mind; consolation, sympathy; desire for (55)
• mind; love; love-sick (11)
Homeopathy Prescription for Multiple Sclerosis
Medications: Tilia Europaea 200 was given two times a day for two days. Tilia is from Malvales family under Sycotic miasm. As she was not speaking anything and not showing her emotions so I chose Tilia to prescribe.
TILIA EUROPAEA (from Dr. Sankrans plant book )
Malvales + sycotic miasm
Boger gives a cured case of “sycotic rheumatism”.
Robert Bannan summarises his proving of Tilia thus:
They stop feeling danger, they dissociate from the situation and from feeling in general. This leads to feelings of being separated, cut off, of there being a barrier between themselves and others. They feel forsaken and isolated in a sort of dead world. The other response to the basic feeling of hopelessness and resignation is to go to the opposite extreme of finding everything funny.
Lovesick in Tilia also expresses a desire for closeness but an acceptance that this is not possible.
The miasm could be Sycosis and the proposed sensation in Tilia Europaea is: accepting and resigned to detachment.
Overprotection, then sudden isolation.
Left alone to fend for herself.
Someone nice suddenly showing their hard/malicious side.
Rejection Longing to be loved.
Main feeling is:
A want of warmth and affection. There is a need for contact.
Feeling of a child who was separated from mother too early while the need to suck at the breast was still strong. So feels forsaken, isolated, estranged from family, as if separated from the world.
Followup after 6 months. She was feeling very confident. She was able to talk and feeling energetic. Her gait improved. She started sketching again and she was able to walk well. She is feeling loved and not insecure. Now she is happy with her family.