Installment 11 of a series on case analysis
© Will Taylor, MD 2001 (bio)
An Anamnesis of Lyme Disease
Applying the process of determining the
Genus Epidemicus to a Subacute Miasm
Neuralgic pains also are common to these Ericaceaid remedies. Using the Extended Search capability of RADAR,
…below is a search for the neuralgic (and specifically sciatic) pains of this group of remedies:
Some commonalities and distinctions are brought out in this analysis. All four of these remedies may address sciatic neuralgias, but Ledum dominates in this lower extremity locality, while Rhododendron, and especially Kalmia, dominate in neuralgias of the upper body. Gaultheria is too poorly characterized to warrant a proper comparative study, but shares the general neuralgic and sciatic tendencies of the group.
Migratory, shifting and traveling pains are characteristic of the group, applying to both the rheumatologic and neurologic pains. In Ledum, the characteristic direction of travel is distal to proximal; in Kalmia, proximal to distal. Rhododendron's pains may shift about rapidly, and characteristically descend.