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
Whereas Ledum may have a slow and long-continued pace (reflected in its presence in PERSPIRATION - LONG-LASTING), these remedies as a group - including Ledum - are characterized by periodic and alternating symptoms. This actually is a rather interesting aspect of the general similitude of this group of remedies to the characteristic pace, or development over time, of Lyme disease.
These studies could productively be extended to investigation of the neurologic and cardiac symptoms of the Ericaceae, in the context of the importance of these pathologies in Lyme disease.
The Missing Pieces
I am particularly fascinated by the missing pieces of the Lyme disease - the Ericaceae connection. What might an adequate proving of Gautheria procumbens bring out? Will the Ericaceaids unknown to our art and science fill in the obvious pathogenetic gaps between the known members of this family?
I will leave this article as an incomplete work, with pieces to be filled in as we collectively contribute to a homeopathic understanding of Lyme disease based on further explorations of its anamnesis and our collective clinical experiences.