Carbon

Carbon

  • Roger Morrison, MD

MOR107

$106.00

Overview

Organic and Hydrocarbon Remedies in Homeopathy

Dr. Roger Morrison, with his extensive chemistry background, has spent five years researching all aspects of the nearly 200 Carbon remedies. This book is the fruit of that labor.

Dr. Morrison makes these previously mysterious and under-prescribed remedies accessible and usable in daily practice - even for those who have no background in organic chemistry.

USA
837 pb, hb
ISBN 0-963-5368-4-2

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Carbon is the most prolific element, found in more molecules than all of the other elements combined.

An entire subdivision of the field of chemistry, organic chemistry is devoted solely to the study of Carbon. Furthermore, some of our oldest and best-proved homeopathic remedies are Carbon-based.

There are nearly 200 of these remedies found in the homeopathic pharmacopeia. And, despite the overwhelming importance of this element, homeopaths have less understanding of Carbon remedies than any of the other common elements.

The first section of this book explores the nature of the Carbon remedies showing the underlying mental, general and physical characteristics that are common to all patients requiring these remedies.

Through studying this section, the prescriber will become readily able to identify patients who require a Carbon remedy.

Next, the book provides an in-depth materia medica to all of the nearly 200 Carbon remedies currently in the homeopathic pharmacopeia, including knowledge from all existing homeopathic literature and exhaustive toxicological data.

The author has culled this data from a broad spectrum of toxicology reference works as well as dozens of governmental and international websites. Included in the materia medica is the author's synthesis and unique understanding of each remedy.

Finally, representative cured cases are provided when available, taken from the author's cases and from many modern and past homeopaths.

Thus, this materia medica is the most thorough exposition of the Carbon remedies available in the world.

The final sections of the book provide insights regarding the various sub-categories of organic compounds. The purpose of this section is to give the prescriber mechanisms and strategies for differentiating between the many existing Carbon remedies.

By careful analysis of provings and cured cases, this section makes it possible to differentiate between the various organic chemical categories.

Great effort has been made so that prescribers may understand these categories even without any knowledge of organic chemistry whatsoever.

From the Book

The Major Themes of the Organic Compounds

Almost every case I have encountered that required one of the organic compound remedies has had at least two of the major themes outlined below. No case has had every theme. I have roughly listed these according to the frequency that they occurred in the cases I have observed. I do not suggest that these are the only group characteristics, rather the main ones that I have personally identified.

CONFUSION
The most striking characteristic of the organic compounds is their ability to produce confusion and disorientation. This confusion is found in virtually every remedy within the group.

The gaze becomes unfocused and the thoughts wander; the mind is dull and intentions easily lost. It is often described as a type of intoxication by provers or patients.

If the confusion is particularly advanced we find common symptoms of becoming lost in places he should know well, or even the inability to recognize people or loved ones.

There may be a sense of disorientation with confusion about directions - the patient may repeatedly arrive late for appointments or simply give up and return home.

The confusion is often expressed by the patient as if he were "far away." It is as if the patient were not entirely in the room; as if he was speaking from far away or through a weak telephone connection.

Furthermore, even the patient's sense of identity is weak. He does not know who he is or may in extreme cases say that he lacks any identity at all. Many hazy and confused patients have received remedies like Baptisia, Helleborus and Alumina without results when an organic chemical remedy was needed.

It is striking how exactly this type of confusion mimics the descriptions of patients who suffer from chemical hypersensitivity syndrome. The clinical buzzword, "cognitive dysfunction" expresses this symptom.

Such patients are often inadvertent provers of various organic compounds. We must not expect every patient who needs an organic compound remedy to be confused. Rather, we may expect this especially in the failed state of the remedy.

Many remedies show confusion in their failed state. The difference is that the confusion occurs more prominently and earlier in patients belonging to this group.

Contents

Acknowledgements -- vi
How to Use This Book -- vii
Structure of Text -- vii
Abbreviations and Punctuation Used in the Text -- xi


INTRODUCTION
Organic Chemicals and Carbon -- 3

Organic Chemicals - Better Living through Chemistry -- 3
Organic Compounds - The Dangers -- 3
A Brief History of Carbon -- 6
The Science of Organic Chemistry -- 7
Human Relationship to Organic Compounds -- 8

Organic Compounds and Homeopathy -- 12
Organic Chemicals: What Does This Have to Do with Homeopathy? -- 12
Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals -- 13
Toxic Properties of Organic Chemicals -- 14
Main Areas of Organic Chemical Usage -- 14

But Which Remedies Are Organic Chemicals? -- 19
Substances Included -- 19
Substances Excluded -- 20

Organic Remedies Used in Homeopathy -- 21
The Organic Remedies -- 21
Pure Organic Compounds -- 21
Salts of Organic Compounds -- 22
Organic and Hydrocarbon Mixtures -- 22

Ways to Categorize the Organic Compounds -- 23
Size of Organic Compounds -- 23
Various Groupings of Organic Compounds -- 23
Organic Anions -- 27
Cations found in Organic Compounds -- 28
Elemental Inclusions in Organic Compounds -- 29

THEMES
The Common Homeopathic Themes of the Organic Chemical Remedies -- 31
Mental Themes in the Organic Chemical Remedies -- 33

Summary of Major and Minor Themes of the Organic Compounds -- 34
The Major Themes of the Organic Compounds -- 36
The Minor Themes of the Organic Compounds -- 65
General and Physical Characteristics of Organic Compound Remedies -- 77

THE REMEDIES
Aceticum Acidum -- 105
Acetanilidum -- 109
Acetonum -- 112
Acetylsalicylicum Acidum -- 114
Aconiticum Acidum -- 120
Adamas -- 122
Aetherum -- 141
Aethylum Bromidum -- 144
Aethylum Nitricum -- 146
Alcoholus -- 147
Alcoholus Sulphuris -- 156
Aldehydum -- 156
Alloxanum -- 162
Alumina Acetica -- 165
Ammonium Aceticum -- 166
Ammonium Benzoicum -- 168
Ammonium Picricum -- 172
Ammonium Tartaricum -- 174
Ammonium Valerianicum -- 175
Amyl Nitrosum -- 176
Amylaminum -- 183
Anilinum -- 184
Anilinum Sulphuricum -- 187
Anthraquinone -- 188
Anthrokokali -- 191
Antimonium Natrum Lacticum -- 195
Antimonium Tartaricum -- 196
Antipyrinum -- 203
Argentum Cyanatum -- 207
Baryta Acetica -- 208
Baryta Oxalsuccinica -- 212
Benzenum213
Benzinum -- 219
Benzinum Dinitricum (also Benzolum Dinitricum) -- 221
Benzinum Nitricum (also Benzolum Nitricum) -- 228
Benzinum Petroleum (also "Gasolinum" or "Benzenum Raffinatum") -- 233
Benzoicum Acidum -- 246
Benzoquininum (Para-Benzochinonum) -- 255
Butyricum Acidum -- 256
Calcarea Acetica -- 259
Calcarea Lactica -- 263
Calcarea Lactica Natronata -- 264
Calcarea Lactica Phosphorica -- 265
Calcarea Oxalica -- 265
Calcarea Picricata -- 267
Camphora -- 272
Camphoricum Acidum -- 282
Camphora Bromata -- 291
Carbo Animalis -- 301
Carbo Vegetabilis -- 310
Carboneum Chloratum -- 333
Carboneum Dioxygenisatum -- 335
Carboneum Hydrogenisatum -- 354
Carboneum Oxygenisatum -- 364
Carboneum Sulphuratum -- 367
Cerium Oxalicum -- 378
Chloralum -- 380
Chloroformum -- 384
Chrysophanicum Acidum -- 391
Citricum Acidum -- 393
Cosmolinum -- 395
Croton Chloralum -- 397
Cuprum Aceticum -- 399
Cuprum Cyanatum -- 404
Eosinum -- 405
Eucalyptus -- 406
Eupionum -- 408
Ferrum Aceticum -- 411
Ferrum Citricum -- 413
Ferrum Cyanatum (or Ferrum Ferrocyanatum) -- 413
Ferrum Picricum -- 415
Ferrum Tartaricum -- 418
Formaldehydum -- 419
Formicum Acidum -- 419
Fuligo Ligni -- 424
Gallicum Acidum -- 424
Gaultheria -- 432
Gelatinum433
Glonoinum -- 434
Glycerinum -- 441
Graphites -- 444
Guaiacolum -- 452
Gunpowder -- 453
Hippuricum Acidum -- 456
Indolum -- 474
lodoforum -- 478
Kali Aceticum -- 484
Kali Bitartaricum -- 486
Kali Citricum -- 487
Kali Cyanatum -- 488
Kali Ferrocyanatum -- 497
Kali Oxalicum -- 509
Kali Picricum -- 510
Kali Salicylicum -- 511
Kali Tartaricum -- 512
Keroselinum (also called Kerosenum) -- 514
Ketoglutaricum Acidum -- 518
Kreosotum -- 520
Kresolum -- 531
Lacticum Acidum -- 535
Lecithinum -- 539
Lithium Benzoicum -- 543
Lysidinum -- 544
Magnesia Acetica -- 545
Manganum Aceticum -- 546
Mentha Piperita -- 549
Mentholum -- 551
Mercurius Aceticus -- 554
Mercurius Cyanatus -- 556
Mercurius Methylenus -- 559
Mercurius Sulphocyanatus -- 561
Mercurius Succinimidus -- 563
Mercurius Tannicus -- 564
Methanal -- 565
Methylenum Bichloratum -- 565
Methylenum Coeruleum -- 567
Methylenum Salicylicum -- 570
Methylium Aethyloaethereum -- 571
Natrum Aceticum -- 578
Natrum Cacodylicum -- 579
Natrum Oxalaceticum -- 581
Natrum Pyruvicum -- 583
Natrum Salicylicum -- 586
Natrum Succinicum -- 589
Natrum Sulphocarbolicum -- 589
Nitri Spiritus Dulcis -- 590
Oleum Animale -- 593
Oleum Jecoris -- 597
Oleum Santali -- 602
Oleum Succinum -- 604
Oroticum Acidum -- 606
Oxalicum Acidum -- 608
Paraffinum616
Paraphenylene Diamine -- 620
Petroleum -- 622
Phenacetinum -- 635
Picricum Acidum -- 637
Picronitricum Acidum -- 644
Piperizinum -- 644
Pix Liquid -- 646
Plumbum Aceticum -- 649
Polystyrene -- 655
Propylaminum -- 659
Resorcinum -- 661
Saccharum Album -- 663
Saccharum Lacticum -- 669
Salicinum -- 673
Salicylicum Acidum -- 674
Salol -- 678
Sarcolacticum Acidum -- 679
Skatolum -- 682
SuccusFrutti -- 690
Sulfanilamidum -- 695
Sulfonalum -- 698
Sulfonamidum -- 701
Tannicum Acidum -- 704
Tartaricum Acidum -- 707
Terebinthina -- 709
Terebinthina Chios -- 719
Terebinthina Laricina -- 721
Thiosinaminum -- 723
Thymol -- 729
Trinitrotoluenum -- 732
Trional -- 735
UreaPura -- 737
Uricum Acidum -- 739
Vanillina741
Zincum Aceticum -- 742
Zincum Cyanatum -- 745
Zincum Ferrocyanatum -- 748
Zincum Picricum -- 749
Zincum Valerianicum -- 751

MEANINGS
Homeopathic Meaning of Various Organic Groups -- 759

Alcohols -- 759
Aliphatics -- 761
Amines -- 762
Aromatics -- 764
Carbonyls -- 766
Carboxylic Acids -- 768
Ethers -- 771
Nitrates -- 772
Nitriles -- 773

GLOSSARY
Glossary of Organic Chemistry Terminology -- 783

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Understanding Organic Chemistry -- 795

Moieties or Radicals -- 797

Appendix B: Remedies Excluded from This Book -- 803
Carbonates -- 803
Alkaloids and Other Large Plant-Derived Chemicals -- 804
Biomolecules -- 804
Modern Pharmaceuticals -- 805
Reckeweg Remedies -- 806

Appendix C:
Organic Substances that Merit Homeopathic Provings -- 808
Appendix D: Structure and Miasm -- 811
Appendix E: Case Analysis -- 812

BIBLIOGRAPHY -- 817

I. Texts for General Information about Chemicals and their Industrial Use and Structure -- 817
II Texts of Toxicology -- 818
Websites -- 821

INDEX -- 825

Roger Morisson, M.D.

Roger Morisson began his homeopathic studies under George Vithoulkas in 1978, culminating in a two-year fellowship in Athens, Greece (1982 to 1984).

He went on to become one of the founding members of the Hahnemann Medical Clinic and Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1985.

He has lectured and given seminars in over 20 countries beginning in 1984.

His first book, Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirming Symptoms was published in 1993, followed by Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology in 1999. He has also studied intensively with Rajan Sankaran since 1995.

Roger resides in California. He practices and teaches internationally with his wife, Nancy Herrick.