Susceptibility And Its Suppression

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Dr.S.Bidwalkar 1, Dr Noopur Kumari 2

Professor & Head of the Department1

MD(Hom.)(PGR) 2

Dept. of Repertory

Dr.M.P.K.Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

Homoeopathy University, Jaipur-302029

Abstract:  Today’s era of the modern school depends totally upon the inoculation of crude pathological products of animal sera and vaccines, antitoxins, antiseptics etc to rectify the derangement in the susceptibility of an individual. This article aims to make the young clinicians and students aware of some commonly deranged susceptibilities and the role of various artificial as well as natural factors which cause hindrance in the path towards a cure. Kent’s repertory has been used in finding out the most appropriate rubrics regarding susceptibilities and its suppressions.

Introduction: Everything that has life is more or less influenced by circumstances and environment.1 Susceptibility is one of the fundamental attributes of life. Upon it depends all functioning, all vital processes, physiological and pathological, digestion, assimilation, nutrition, repair, secretion, excretion, metabolism and catabolism as well as all disease processes arising from infection or contagion depend on the power of the organism to react to specific stimuli.2 Susceptibility is the general quality of all the living organism of receiving impressions and the power of reaction to stimuli. 3 Susceptibility varies in degree in different patients and at different times in the same patient. There are external forces which may have an impress upon vital energy, yet they allow it to work in undisturbed harmony, and there are external forces that have great influence in inhibiting its normal functioning. When the normal function is inhibited the immediate reaction is a lack of harmony and a warped and suppressed functioning of the vital force so that disease condition is produced with the attendant symptoms and irregular functions of the body.  But if persisted in and continued over a period of time it has the effect of driving the vital energy to express itself in other forms, and usually in deeper and more vital organ.1 Frequently we limit the vital energy in our body by the use of conventional cures. If we keep suppressing a symptom for a longer duration we may not be able to eradicate the disease out of the patient. As a result, the untreated internal state will be forced to find another outlet in order to rebalance itself. While we may suppress or apparently remove a symptom from a particular part of the physical body the next available vent may be anywhere on the mental, physical or emotional level.4 This disappearance of the existing disease manifestation at the cost of some new suffering involving the more vital organ of the body is called suppression. Here the disease has changed its place. Suppression is of two types natural suppression and artificial suppression. Natural suppression denotes the sudden inhibition of the normal functioning of the body by the influence of some natural external forces. Whereas when suppression is caused by some artificial means it is called artificial suppression.3

Few examples quoted from kent’s repertory are as follows5:-

  • MIND – HYSTERIA – suppression of discharges, after
  • MIND – INSANITY,madness – suppressed eruptions,after
  • MIND – MANIA,madness – suppressed – eruptions,after
  • MIND – MANIA, madness – suppressed – menses
  • MIND – MEMORY active – suppressing sexual desire, from
  • MIND – RESTLESSNESS,nervousness – menses, – suppressed,during
  • MIND – SADNESS,mental depression – menses, – suppressed
  • MIND – STUPEFACTION – suppressed exanthemata, from
  • MIND – ANGER, irascibility – suppressed, from
  • MIND – UNCONSCIOUSNESS – suppression of eruptions, after
  • HEAD – PAIN, – suppressed eruptions
  • HEAD – PAIN, – coryza, – suppressed, from having a
  • HEAD – PAIN, – menses, – after – cessation,on
  • HEAD – PAIN, – perspiration, – suppressed,from
  • HEAD – PAIN, – menses, – during – suppressed
  • EYE – INFLAMMATION – menses, – suppressed
  • VISION – DIM – suppressed foot-sweat, after
  • EAR – DISCHARGES – eruption,suppressed,after
  • HEARING – IMPAIRED – suppressed intermittents – eruptions about the head
  • HEARING – IMPAIRED – suppressed intermittents
  • NOSE – CORYZA – menses, – suppressed
  • NOSE – CORYZA – suppressed – from least contact of cold air
  • NOSE – DRYNESS, inside – suppressed foot sweat, after
  • NOSE – EPISTAXIS – menses, – suppressed
  • NOSE – OBSTRUCTION – foot sweat suppressed, from
  • FACE – DISCOLORATION, – pale – lips – menses, – suppressed
  • FACE – PAIN, – eruption, after suppressed
  • MOUTH – BLEEDING – Gums – menses, – suppressed
  • MOUTH – SALIVA, – suppressed – in teething children
  • TEETH – PAIN, – menses, – during – if the flow diminishes
  • TEETH – PAIN, – perspiration, during – from suppressed
  • TEETH – PAIN, – suppressed foot sweat, after
  • TEETH – PAIN, – stitching,stinging – menses suppressed,with
  • STOMACH – NAUSEA – menses, – suppressed, with
  • STOMACH – PAIN – eructations – suppressed,after
  • STOMACH – VOMITING – blood – menses, – suppressed, during
  • STOMACH – VOMITING – blood – suppressed haemorrhoidal flow, after
  • STOMACH – VOMITING – menses, – suppressed
  • STOMACH – VOMITING – urticaria, during – from suppression of
  • ABDOMEN – BUBO – suppressed gonorrhoea, after
  • ABDOMEN – DISTENSION – menses, – suppressed,during
  • ABDOMEN – PAIN, – cramping, griping – suppressed the haemorrhoidal flow
  • ABDOMEN – PAIN, – menses, – suppression of,from
  • RECTUM – DIARRHOEA – eruptions suppressed, after
  • RECTUM – DIARRHOEA – exanthemata, – after the suppression of
  • RECTUM – DIARRHOEA – suppressed gonorrhoea, after
  • RECTUM – HAEMORRHAGE from anus – menses, – suppressed
  • RECTUM – HAEMORRHOIDS – menses, – suppressed, during
  • BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – INFLAMMATION – suppression of menses of haemorrhoidal flow, after
  • BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – dragging – suppression of urine, with
  • BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URGING to urinate (morbid desire) – frequent – menses, – suppressed, with
  • BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URINATION, – dysuria – menses, suppressed and drawing pains in the abdomen, with
  • PROSTATE-URINARY ORGANS – INFLAMMATION – suppressed gonorrhoea, from
  • URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – CONTRACTION – suppressed gonorrhoea
  • URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – HAEMORRHAGE – menses, suppressed
  • URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – HAEMORRHAGE – suppressed gonorrhoea, after
  • URINE – BLOODY – menses, suppressed, from
  • MALE GENITALIA – HYDROCELE – suppressed eruption, after
  • MALE GENITALIA – INFLAMMATION – Testes – gonorrhoea, from suppressed
  • MALE GENITALIA – SEXUAL PASSION – suppressing the, complaints from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – ABORTION – suppressed grief
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – CONGESTION – Ovaries – menses, – suppressed
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – INFLAMMATION – Ovaries – suppressed gonorrhoea, after
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – anger,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – cold,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – excitement,by
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – fright
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – grief
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – LOCHIA, – suppressed – vexation,after
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – anger,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – bathing,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – chagrin,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – chill,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – cold, – bath,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – cold, – from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – cold, – water, putting hands in
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – dampness,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – dancing, after excessive
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – emigrants,in
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – emotion,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – exertion,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – fright,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – grief,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – heated, after being
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – love, from disappointed
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – plethoric women, in
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – thunderstorm,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – water, working in
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – wet, – from becoming
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – MENSES, – suppressed – wet, – getting feet
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – sore,tenderness – Ovaries – menses,before – suppressed,from
  • FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – Uterus – menses, – during – suppressed
  • LARYNX-TRACHEA – INFLAMMATION, – larynx – suppressed urticaria
  • LARYNX-TRACHEA – IRRITATION in air passages – Larynx – suppressing the cough amel.
  • RESPIRATION – ARRESTED – suppressed eruptions
  • RESPIRATION – ASTHMATIC – eruptions,after suppressed
  • RESPIRATION – ASTHMATIC – menses, – after the suppression of
  • RESPIRATION – ASTHMATIC – rash, after the suppression of acute
  • RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – menses, – suppressed,with
  • RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – measles,from suppressed
  • RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – suppressed eruptions,from
  • COUGH – DRY – gonorrhoea suppressed, after
  • COUGH – DRY – menses, – suppressed, from
  • COUGH – DRY – morning – menses, – suppressed
  • COUGH – ERUPTIONS,alternating with – suppressed,from
  • COUGH – ITCH,suppressed,after
  • EXPECTORATION – BLOODY, spitting of blood – menses, – suppressed, during
  • CHEST – CONSTRICTION,tension,tightness – suppressed foot-sweat,after
  • CHEST – HAEMORRHAGE – menses, – after the suppression of
  • CHEST – INFLAMMATION – Lungs – menses suppressed
  • CHEST – MILK – menses, – suppressed
  • CHEST – MILK – suppressed – anger, from
  • CHEST – PAIN – Mammae – menses, – suppressed,during
  • CHEST – PALPITATION heart – menses, – suppressed
  • CHEST – PALPITATION heart – suppressed – eruptions,after
  • CHEST – PALPITATION heart – suppressed – foot sweat, after
  • BACK – PAIN – break, as though the back would – menses, – suppressed
  • BACK – PAIN – Coccyx – menses, – suppressed
  • BACK – PAIN – Lumbar region – menses, – suppressed
  • BACK – PAIN – menses, – suppressed
  • EXTREMITIES – COLDNESS – Foot – suppressed foot sweat
  • EXTREMITIES – HEAVINESS, – Upper Limbs – menses,suppressed,during
  • EXTREMITIES – HEAVINESS, – Lower Limbs – menses, – suppressed
  • EXTREMITIES – LAMENESS – Lower Limbs – morning
  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – rheumatic – gonorrhoea, after suppressed
  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – rheumatic – suppressed haemorrhoids
  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Joints – rheumatic – gonorrhoea,after,suppressed
  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Ankle – suppressed gonorrhoea, after
  • EXTREMITIES – PARALYSIS – suppressed – eruptions
  • EXTREMITIES – PARALYSIS – Upper Limbs – suppressed eruption,from
  • EXTREMITIES – PARALYSIS – Lower Limbs – suppressed eruptions
  • EXTREMITIES – PERSPIRATION – Foot – suppressed
  • EXTREMITIES – TREMBLING – Foot – suppression of menses, with
  • PERSPIRATION – SUPPRESSED,complaints from
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – herpetic – suppressed
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – suppressed
  • GENERALS – CONVULSIONS – suppressed – eruption
  • GENERALS – CONVULSIONS – suppressed – discharges

Discussion and conclusion:

Knowledge of susceptibility helps in understanding the attitudes and reactions of an individual towards various changes in the environmental conditions. If the physician is able to perceive the derangement in the susceptibilities of an individual and knows how to modify susceptibility in such a way as to satisfy the requirements of the sick organism and bring about a true cure, then he will be able to treat patient completely without anything lurking behind. A good physician should be aware of maintaining a normal susceptibility and he should also know the factors, which hinder the natural susceptibility. Above mentioned rubrics are a few examples of susceptibility and its suppression in various ways.

References

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