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Osmium Metallicum

Osmium Met. is an important remedy for glaucoma. I decided to try it after being diagnosed with the problem two years ago when my optometrist informed me that the pressure in my eyes was very high – not high enough yet to be put on medication, but that it was something I “had to watch” so that appropriate steps could be taken to lessen the pressure.

I decided to give Osmium a try, after all, what harm could come of it? Two years later I went back (mea culpa, I avoided the 6 month check up he had requested) and to my surprise, the pressure in both eyes had come down a couple of points. I am not “out of the woods” yet, but will continue to take the remedy every so often.

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I decided to take a look at Jan Scholten’s tome, Homeopathy and the Elements. I laughed aloud at the description of the Osmium picture, it fit me so well it was uncanny. He mentions that the myth of Sisyphus is the story of Osmium. It happens to be my favorite way of describing a housewife’s lot: it is like rolling a ball up a hill and before you get to the top, it rolls down again, and you have to start all over again. I actually mutter it to myself sometimes when I am cleaning the house because it is a futile, time consuming exercise as every woman knows!

The other aspect is that of organization. I like to be organized. Time is a big thing with me, I have to save time and be as efficient as possible, much to my detriment. Another is responsibility and failure through dictatorial behavior. Ouch. Yes. Indeed.

Fears include: heights,falling murder, death, heart disease, stroke, crowds, people. They also fear religion and God and the devil.

Osmiums are irritable, and obstinate, shy, make mistakes in words ( I use spoonerisms often or misread words) They are intelligent, can suffer from exhaustion. Other traits include insanity, absent-mindedness, confusion, guilt, rigidity, obsessing over the past. They may feel that they are specially chosen, and a delusion they have is that they are alone.

Professions include leadership roles such as managers or presidents, mayors or bishops…. these tend to be people with high levels of stress and they tend to be male, dark haired and overweight.

The desire things like cold water, sweets, meat and bread and do not like radishes, coffee or meat.

Sleeplessness is a problem and they are  <  fasting,work, sitting, lying, resting, darkness, touch and > open air, wine, eating and 6-9 p.m.

The essence of the remedy, according to Scholten is persevering in exercising leadership. I guess it takes its toll…

Disclaimer: If you suffer from glaucoma please see your eye specialist and get appropriate treatment. This information is not meant to treat, diagnose or prescribe. Always consult a medical doctor or professional homeopath if you are having problems. 

Reference:

Scholten, Jan. 1996. Homeopathy and the Elements. Drukkerij Haasbeek BV. The Netherlands.

 

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