2009 Janvier

Bismuthum muriaticum: Parkinson patient wanting to die

de Manuel Mateu Ratera
A 59 year old woman with Parkinson's disease since the age of 51. Intended suicide when she was 53 years old.
When she was 50, the death of her mother from a rapid form of cancer profoundly affected her, although she couldn't express it. After some months, symptoms of sadness began to appear along with rigidity of the cervical muscles and arms; speech difficulties. She used to cycle and because of her difficulty in turning and maneuvering she had to abandon it. Initially she was treated with anti-depressives and this aggravated the rigidity and pain situation.

Diagnosis of Parkinson's disease at the age of 51 years.

At 53 years old she attempted suicide by an overdose of anti-depressives. She had an arm immobilized with pain, the divorce of one daughter and matrimonial problems with the other daughter. "I had always been very quiet, I was tired, everything was going badly. I felt impotent at not being able to resolve things. I liked to put things right when they had problems. Worse, to stop me from feeling useful. My eldest daughter left home, I felt sad and I kept it to myself. I am always introverted.... I didn't want to be a problem... If I cannot do things for myself then fine, but if not then I will do something about it.....” A sweet character, quiet, cries easily and doesn't complain about her illnesses because she doesn't want to worry others. She cried when she was describing her illnesses.

First visit: 27. Aug. 1998 ( 59 years)

Chief Complaint: Parkinson's disease that developed even under treatment with Sinemet Plus (1.1.1) and Tasmar (1.1.1) in high doses. Depressive state. Rigid, trembling and with very swollen hands.

Treatments: Pulsatilla 6-9 LM, partial relief of the rigidity, pain and involuntary movements. Sleeps better. Doses of Sinemet and Tasmar reduced to 1c/d. Moves more slowly, but feels better. Sign of the jagged wheel ++.

Follow Up
After about 9 months a depressive period, she is closed within herself, doesn’t say anything, crying, feels that the rigidity is worsening, “I don't want them to see to me as I was... I don't want to be ashamed to be so much work....I want to be able to take the pills because like this I tire myself and tire everyone else.” She always took care of everybody of the house. "I have to take care of everything, the house, my children, as if my children's problems were mine, and the bills. I have brought up two children and done everything. A lot of things, a lot of suffering I have kept quiet about. My husband is very jealous and very possessive. Sad, alone, quiet, responsible for taking care of the others:

Treatment: Aurum muriaticum 7LM. No improvement.

Follow Up

Natrum muriaticum 7LM. No improvement.

Follow Up: 25 Feb.2000

Bismuthum muriaticum:
Scholten, during a course in Bilbao (1999), explained various properties of Bismuthum metallicum, muriaticum and phosphorus, in which the common denominator is the tendency to suicide for the impotence of being useless in a situation that is lived as if a ruin, an absolute failure. In contrast with Aurum, in which one feels responsible for the failure. Bismuthum feels the sensation of impotence, of failure, of ruin. Positioned in the gold series – power and responsibility, suicide, and in stage 15 of the periodic table where the theme is the lost, ruin, failure and the sensation of total impotence with a high suicidal tendency, in a state very much syphilitic from the miasmic point of view.

A spectacular and rapid reduction in rigidity in about 4 hours! In about a week she is less rigid, much less. She doesn't have pain, the swelling of her hands is reduced, better mobility. She goes to help in the kitchen, she feeds herself. She goes into the street alone and she dresses herself.

Repeat Bism-m M. in March.

In May a small regression and she takes Bism-m 7LM (Boiron), but the improvement is very slight (lower potency in comparison with the MK?).

Repeat doses of MK in dilution, one spoonful per day for 5 days and she starts to improve rapidly. One day the lift is out of order and she climbs the seven floors of her house without any problem on two consecutive days. "She has decided to go to Andalusia by train with her husband – 9 hours travel – she must be feeling well!”, commented her daughter. "The only thing is that I can't put my stockings on."

In January 2002 her condition is stable with very low doses of anti-parkinson's and she can do things for herself.


• A patient gravely ill with Parkinson's disease and with suicidal tendencies that partially improve with Pulsatilla and Aurum muriaticum. A similar affect, but without “similimum”.
• Spectacular improvement with a remedy that isn't in the repertory nor in Scholten's book (Homeopathy and Elements), nor in any Materia Médica. Explained by Scholten in a Seminar.
• The complementary use of the analysis by themes method: a sensation of failure and impotence with ideas of suicide ( Gold Series/ Lost State = Bism), not being able to care for or to resolve the children's problems.

Manuel Mateu Ratera
email: mmateu@acmcb.es

Catégories: Remèdes
Mots clés: parkinson, bismuthum muriaticum, Sinemet Plus, Tasmar, Pulsatilla, Aurum muriaticum, suicidal, failure, impotence

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