Inferiority complex and homeopathic remedies The expression “ inferiority complex “ first came into fashion in the psychoanalytic school of Freud . and was amplified by the great psychoanalysts Jung Adler and other pupils of Freud . it is quite clear , however , that the condition of “inferiority complex” was known at all times and was more or less successfully treated by physicians under the most varied names , morbid , timidity , misanthropy , stage fright “the shakes” , lack of self confidence , and many others . At the present day when the causes and cosequences of this condition are well known , its medical treatment has scarcely yet gone beyond the narrow circle of specialists , experts in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy , who maintain that they alone are capable of bringing about alleviation or even cure of this diseased condition of mind and spirit .
What basically is “inferiority complex”?
1] it is a part of a conscious for the most part , however , unconscious , condition due to a person’ s own weaknesses , which impel him to withdraw ithin himself
2] it is a condition which often accompanied by a feeling of self torment or even self destruction drives a person to make himself even more insignificant than he really is , and who there fore avoids comparing himself with others or measuring himself against them
3] it is a condition that is nourished by one’s own mental state , in a truly ominous circle , made worse by failures and defeats in association with the world
The causes of this complex are very deeply rooted and when one asks the sufferer about it , he is not able to give a satisfactory answer , only by means of psychoanalysis with its process of finding explanations as a result of testing , of the interpretation of dreams , and so forth , has it become possible to unravel the skein of deep causes of the “unconscious” in us and to clarify it .
The modern psychotherapeutists , mean while have not seen , that other things being equal , not all persons are exposed to the same degree to the danger of falling victims to certain complexes , and that the role of environment and hereditary pre-dispositions as well as the influences of society are the basic factors here . what weapons are at the disposal of the physician to support the patient in dealing with his inhibitions?
There is the procedure of psychoanalysis , the analysis of mental associations and processes . that lies with in the sphere of a specialists whose treatment is a long and expensive process . Even if successful . it is not always effective and some times even dangerous
There is further more , psychiatry , the science of mental healing , that is the medical treatment of mental disturbances . This procedure is very interesting from the view point of the physician , provided that he is a psychologist , he will be able to render incalculabally valuable services to the patient , especially if he understands how to combine the psychological methods with other curative measures , perhaps with auto suggestion
The modern allopathic art of preparing medicines (pharmacology ) has produced in recent years drugs which stimulate mental activity , resulting in an increase of mental capacity and nullifying the negative impulses from with in . These drugs have actually and literally exerted an effect which dissolves complexes . They free the patient from the fetters of has morbid condition during , the time that the body is is subject to their medicinal effect . but this time span is fairly short and sometimes other unpleasant symptoms follow it , headaches and comato estates especially
The modern psychotherapists mean while have not seen that , other things being equal , not all persons are exposed to the same degree to the danger of falling victims to certain complexes and that the role of environment and hereditary , pre-dispositions as well as the influence of society are the basic factors here
What weapons are at the disposal of the physician to support the patient in dealing with his inhibitions ?
There is the procedure of psychoanalysis , the analysis of mental associations and processes . that lies with in the sphere of a specialists whose treatment is a long and expensive process . Even if successful , it is not always effective and sometimes even dangerous .
There is, furthermore psychiatry , the science of mental healing , that is the medical treatment of mental disturbances . This procedure is very interesting , from the view point of the physician , provided that he is a psychologist , he will be able to render incalcubally valuable services to the patient , especially if he understands how to combine his psychological methods with other curative measures , perhaps with auto suggestion
The modern allopathic art of preparing medicines ( pharmicalogy) has produced in recent years drugs which stimulate mental activity , resulting in an increase of mental capacity and nullifying the negative impulses from with in . These drugs have actually and literally exerted an from the fetters of has is subject to their medicinal effect . but this time span is often weakened in proportion to the number of times the remedy is repeated . And finally , when these remedies are taken too frequently and continuosly , they can lead to a condition of illness and addiction to drugs . in spite of these misgivings , one must admit that that the medicines can be extremely valuable as occasional aids; , they make a breach in the fatal ‘diabolicai circle “ in which the patient is a captive , But when the treatment is directed from the beginning toward the comprehension of the entire organism (“treatment of the whole”) , one will be be able to achieve a cure and make it permanent . This is only possible by means of homeopathic remedies prescribed according to the law of similars of homeopathy . some of the remedies will be mentioned below , naturally not in their entirely , but only their effect upon the psychical constitution
Lycopodium; ; is known as an outstanding liver and gall remedy . The lycopodium person is keenly intelligent , but of slight physical strength . he has a high opinion of himself , but lacks self-confidence , he is afraid of not being successful in his work , of not making an impression . is timid about speaking in public . on the one hand , he is afraid of not being successful in his work of not making an impression is timid about speaking in public , on the one hand , he is violent , tyrannical , brooks no contradiction ; on the other hand , he is sad , lacking in courage , without energy , withdraws int the role of misogynist.
Gelesemium ;; A person with great mental weakines , trembling , fearful , stage fright (timidity and fear of public appearances ) causes diarrhea in his case . palpitation of the heart with the feeling that heart has stopped when he is not moving , insomnia , trembling with the feeling of weakness . Worse when thinking of his excitability
Barium carbonicum ;;; A person with hardening of the arteries , slow mentality . in the development of retarded children , dull slow in comprehending and retaining . very shy , especially toward strangers , lack of self confidence , distrustful of others . hides when visitors come . An extremely conscientious person , full of groundless worries
Pulsatilla;; A preferred remedy for the female sex . mild , gentle , affectionate , modest , excitable , easily , influenced , timid , undecided , inhibited toward the other sex , moody and changeable , in need of comfort , tearful . melancholy , tears flow easily , but are quickly dried .
Calcium phosphoricum ;; children and adolescents with tubercular tendency , nervous excited , restless , intelligent , but inattentive in school . A sensitive person , easily frightened by harsh words others as far as him mental powers are concerned , all the more so when he tries hard to concentrate
Argentums nitricum;; A sufferer from ppsora , premature , always in a hurry , hasty , thinks , he is late , always wants to be through before the work is begun . has the need of rushing into work , to forget himself in it , so to speak . he tries to conceal his inferiority complex , to compensate for it through feverish activity . in case of certain excitements , for example stage fright , suffers from charecterstics diarrhea , also in case of fright
Tuberculinum remedies ;; Especially tuberculinum marmorcek and tuberculinum . koch have in their symptom picture “self of confidence “ . hence these nosodes are good basic remedies for all types of inferiority complex .
Ambergis ;; very fearful , fears company , because the presence of other people neutralizes all his abilities , restless in a hurry , hasty ; anxious , desperate , melancholy
Aungustura vera;; un decided , dejected , dejected , discouraged , timid , ventures to undertake nothing from lack of self confidence , underestimates his own abilities , overestimates those of others .
European cyclamen ; changeable in mood ; pleasantly excited , then sad again , tearful , apathetic . which are invented ; also a victim of feelings of inferiority complex
Silica ;; , The great physical weakness and clumsiness in mental work spring from the lack of self confidence and extreme irritability , restless , nerous , anxious , but especially easily startedirritable , quarrelsome , can stand no contradiction . gentle , yielding character , but also obstinate , stubborn , inclined to melancholy , discouraged , tearful.