Homeopathy — remedies of the times

There are times when remedies present themselves over and over again, and you begin to wonder what’s going on. Why this remedy, why now, and why so often? I have seen this with Thuja, which over time has become increasingly common.

The call for Thuja

I refer to Thuja as a “clearing” remedy. That’s because it’s often necessary to begin with Thuja (given a certain presentation) before you can treat at a constitutional level. However, it seems there is more and more to “clear” these days, and that the constitutional treatment is fading away as the primary effective protocol. Often, it isn’t the constitutional remedy that leads to a balanced state, but a remedy considered to have a smaller, more unique sphere of influence; and after treatment, the need for constitutional treatment may not even emerge.

As noted in a previous article, Thuja often shows up as a certain vacancy, an absence of spirit arising from the formation of an unresolved state of duality. We claim to use it as a correction for “vaccinosis”, to counteract the undesirable effects of vaccines. In addition to vacancy, there are often failing bladder or kidney functions or some kind of urinary excess or pain.


In recent weeks and months, Psorinum is presenting itself again and again. Why so many cases all at once? I begin to wonder if it’s the “remedy of our times”. As esoteric as this sounds, it seems as if homeopathy is like a reflection — a comment on the state of the individual in his greater relationship to his time and/or place. Perhaps there are environmental pressures existing now that are unique to these times. They may affect animals directly or through the people they spend time with. It is also a possibility that as we (people and animals) and the planet evolve through time, needs change in accordance with this evolution. And so, whole groups of individuals are in need of the same or similar remedies to move through the times.

In my work, Psorinum is not presenting just for the horse, or just for the cat, or just for the human, but for all three at once. In a person, Psorinum is associated with a feeling of emptiness and a state of anxiety that leads one to hold on to too much for too long, leading to an eruption — on either the mental or physical level — caused by an effort to rid oneself of a buildup. For the animal, the most obvious symptom is a heightened sense of fear that seems to come and go indiscriminately, with a filling and overfilling relating to appetite, thirst and/or elimination (voracious appetite and thirst, then excessive/frequent elimination).

What is interesting is that the animal needing Psorinum also needs, has needed, or will need, Thuja. Psorinum often comes before or after Thuja, or is sandwiched between Thuja treatments.

There are other transitional remedies that show an evolution or even present differently from continent to continent, even though they are for the same identified disease state, one example being Lyme disease. One period or location calls for a specific remedy, but as time goes on, the presentation changes and the remedy required for many individuals at once also changes.