September 2014

Editorial: sarcode remedies - processes of life

by Carolyn Burdet

Homeopaths who enjoy teaching will tell you that homeopathy is a path for someone who embraces lifelong learning. There will always be more to learn. 

Sarcodes is a newly discovered kingdom, and the terrain is vast. Thyroidinium has been prescribed as an intercurrent remedy for organ support. At the sensation level of case-taking, though,  the vital force goes to the source of the remedy, and someone needing a sarcode remedy may be describing any cellular process.

Two doctors in India who practice the Mumbai method of sensation case-taking, Ghanshyam Kalathia and his colleague Meeta Nihlani, were generous in sharing what they learned with Rajan Sankaran, and have provided their own sarcode cases. Their research, together with provings of hormones by the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, in UK, and exploration of sarcodes by the Bristol Sensation group over the past three years, is the basis for this issue of Interhomeopathy.

Physiological processes

Sarcode remedies are made from healthy tissue, secretions, hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, molecules such as DNA, RNA and compounds like ADP-ATP from cellular processes such as the Krebs cycle. The sarcode kingdom opens up endless possibilities for us to revise our knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

According to the Indian (Bombay) method of sensation homeopathy, someone who needs a sarcode remedy will describe everything in terms of a physiological process.

Ghanshyam Kalathia and Meeta Nihlani are experts at sensation case-taking. Their cases of Adrenaline and ATP, in this issue, focus on physiological processes – differentiating specific enzymes or organ functions from the energy produced.

Functioning perfectly

In a healthy body, each organ and enzyme has a role and everything functions perfectly when each part performs its task within set parameters. UK sensation homeopaths at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital see the sarcode issue as being about ‘functioning’. An indication for a sarcode remedy is when everything must be done perfectly, within appropriate boundaries, to ensure that life runs properly. The worry is someone not being appropriate or feeling they are not functioning properly.

Geoff Johnson’s Sensational Sarcodes masterclass for the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital ventured into this uncharted territory in order to explore the language and themes of sarcodes at sensation level. The hormones have their own language.

Appropriate boundaries

Bristol Homeopathic Hospital’s dream proving of Progesterone (in March 2014) brought out themes of sea, rivers, flowing or blocked, staying within appropriate boundaries, or rivers bursting their banks, overflowing the boundary, causing chaos when there is a hormonal imbalance. These themes also emerged in the hospital’s proving of Testosterone (in 2011) and in clinicians’ cases of Folliculinum – in the language of Geoff Johnson’s case of Folliculinum in this issue.

The Progesterone proving had themes of exodus along a river, protecting children in the sea, making a boat to keep a baby safe, just as the hormone holds a baby in the womb throughout the pregnancy. There was a theme of women’s wisdom, of influence without authority, taking orders and acting at the appropriate moment.

Love and loss

Hormones have a talent for bypassing reason and gender politics, so it is not surprising that love and sexual relationships are a theme of the reproductive hormones. Hormones effect transitions from one stage of sexual development to the next, such as puberty, fertility, pregnancy and menopause, and they affect our emotions, desires and infatuations, however unrequited these feelings.

The Progesterone proving had an emphasis on past love and loss. It was interesting to see how this female reproductive hormone is also relevant to men as a homeopathic remedy. The women provers dreamt of a past partner. Male provers had a sense of looking back at past relationships with a sense of loss; they felt the sexual opportunity had passed.  

One of Geoff Johnson’s Testosterone cases in this issue is a man in midlife crisis, whose infatuation was making him stressed.

In my Folliculinum cases, I notice a theme of romantic yearning; the love affair is within their sights but just out of reach, unattainable for some reason.

Having a newborn baby is akin to falling in love. In an Oxytocin case shared at the sensational sarcodes masterclass, a woman had had problems breastfeeding, which affected her ability to bond with the baby. Years later she was addicted to the excitement of casual sexual liaisons, blaming the other person for “inappropriate boundaries”. The remedy helped her find connection with family and loved ones instead of obsessively seeking “closeness” with strangers.

Love, caring and protection

The hormones are deeply human. Testosterone is not only about machismo; in its essence, Testosterone has a strong desire to protect and take care of loved ones, animals and the planet for future generations, as Geoff Johnson’s Testosterone cases in this issue portray.

Homeopathy works in mysterious ways. While working on this issue over the past few months, naturally sarcode cases presented themselves. One very sad case was a young woman with ovarian cancer, who had given and given of herself, to her own detriment. She was dying, leaving her young child orphaned, with no-one to care for him. Folliculinum has an urge to mother everyone, not just their own children; they want to rescue and care for orphans. Through encountering this woman I touched on this desire to rescue others. Folliculinum is incredibly compassionate and soft, yet taking the remedy strengthens the inner emotional core.

Geoff Johnson has many beautiful cases of Folliculinum which show this pattern – the one published in this issue illustrates the themes and language to perfection.

Processes of life

The cases in this issue teach us a lot about the language and themes of the sarcodes kingdom, which opens the vista for endless possible remedies from the processes of life. The inspiring Mitochondria case by Meeta Nihlani identifies the spark of life, spirit. Mitochondria are origins of life on this planet. Sarcodes are from healthy tissue and as such they have the potential to restore healthy tissue; these remedies may be our answer to stem cell research.

As we recognize the Sarcodes language in our cases, we will discover more shared themes. Ghanshyam Kalathia runs the Sarcodes in Homeopathy page on Facebook and welcomes sharing knowledge of sarcodes with other homeopaths around the world.


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Posts: 5
Sensation method of sarcodes
Reply #4 on : Thu July 02, 2015, 13:23:07
Dr Manjula if you read the other cases in the September 2014 issue by Dr Ghanshyam Kalathia on adrenaline and Dr Meeta Nihilani on mitochondria - you can see the Sensation method approach to the case very clearly demonstrated.
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Re: Sarcode sources
Reply #3 on : Thu July 02, 2015, 13:20:08
Sarcodes are made from healthy tissue or metabolic secretions. It can be organ tissue, neurotransmitters, enzymes, etc. Some are sourced from human tissue and some from other animals. Oophinum is from sheep's gland, for example, whereas most of the hormone sarcodes are from human secretions. As remedies they restore balance + healthy functioning of the organ or endocrine system they relate to.
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Reply #2 on : Fri February 06, 2015, 22:18:30
Hi, are sarcodes organs from animal or human? Thank you.
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Reply #1 on : Fri September 12, 2014, 10:52:32
about sarcode to reach in sensation method is not clear, this article made some idea to look into the pt needing sarcodes. few more cases help us have still more clear view on sarcodes . thank you