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By:RudolfTreichlerM.D. Thisarticledealswiththemetalsasthebackboneofanthroposophicallyorientedtherapyofmentaldiseases. The relationshipofametaltotheaffectedorganwillbediscussedbriefly. Formorespecificanddetailedinformation,thereader

isreferredtotheauthor’schapteronpsychiatryinVol.IIPart2,Fr.Husemann,O.Wolff,“TheImageofManastheBasisof

theArtofHealing.[TheAnthroposophicalApproachtoMedicine,vol.III]” Theexamplesgiveninthisarticlearebasedon experienceintheFriedrichHusemannClinic,Buchenbach(Freiburg,Germany)observationsbyotherpsychiatristsand doctorsoffamilymedicineaswellasmyownexperience. Thesetopicshavebeendiscussedinthe“Hochschulwochenfuer Psychiatrie”[psychiatryweek]heldattheMedicalSectionoftheGoetheanum.

Silver

Throughitsconnectionwiththereproductiveorgans,silverpointstothebeginningofhumanlife,totheembryo. Besides therelationshiptotheSelf—whichallmetalshaveincommon—weseethatsilverhasastrongrelationtothelife­building etherbodywhichisnotonlyactiveintheprocessesofmentalandphysicalillnessesbutalsointheirhealing. Silveris thereforeoftenusedatthebeginningofpsychotherapy. Itwillbeeasierforapatienttofindcontactwiththetherapistand theclinicifhereceivessilvermedication. Throughthesilverprocessthepatientwillre­enterhisbodyagainashehad initiallyinthebeginningofhislife. Silverbringsaboutaneasierflowofconversation,becausethroughit,memoriesare freedfromtheunconsciousandalsostimulatesthefantasy. Cautionisneededherewithhystericalpatients!

Thesilverpreparationdyscrasiteisrecommendedinthiscase.

Silveralsoleadsthepatientbacktothebeginningofhisillness,creatinganewsituationfromwhichtostart therapy. Iftheillnessdevelopedinchildhoodorhaditsrootsthere,onehastothinkespeciallyofsilvermedication.

Thisalsoappliestocompulsiveneurosiswhichcanoriginateinchildhood,andforschizophrenicpsychosis,withits

preconditioninchildhoodoradolescence,andtotheanorexianervosa,acondition,inwhichthepatientdoesnotwantto

growup,butratherwantstoremainachild.

Asilvertherapyisindicatedwhendealingwithshock. Inexperiencinga“shock”apatient’s“astralbody”gets shockedoutofhisbody,especiallyoutoftheregionofthereproductiveorgans. Spasticconditionsinthestomachand intestinaltractpointtowardadisplaced“astralbody.”Disturbancesinsexualfunctionsindicateamalfunctionitself organicallyinsexualneurosiswithdisturbanceofsexualfunctions.Silverwillhelpthe“astralbody”toincorporateitselfinto thereproductivesystem.

Indications: Silver

Initialmedicationinsupportofpsychotherapy. Assistingpsychiatrictreatmentinallmentaldisturbances,which havetheirorigininearlychildhood. Silverisalsothemainmedicationinthetreatmentoftheaftereffectsofshock,of hysteriaandsexualneurosis.

Eachmetalhasaregulating,equalizingeffectandrevealstherebyitsrelationshiptotheI,whichhastomaintainan

equilibriuminthewholeorgansystem.

Preparations:

ArgentumPraep.istheforemostpreparationtorestoresuchabalance.

Argentite,throughitssulfurcomponent,isrelatedtothemetabolicpoleofthebodyandhasthereforearelaxing andhealingeffect. Argentiteisespeciallyindicatedfortreatmentofahardenedorganismandhardenedpsychological processes. Argentiteisexcellentasaninitialmedicationincompulsiveneurosis. Cautionisneededwithredheadsor patientswithblondhair,whohavea“sulfur­rich”constitution.

Dyscrasite:Theantimonycombinationofsilverisparticularlyusefulasaninitialmedicationinhysterical patients. Dyscrasitehastheeffectof“restructuring”theoverflowingbodyandsoulforcesofapatienthelpingtore­ establishanormalrelationshipofthosesexualforceswhichhaveinvadedthesoullife.

Potency:Mostlylow(D6)becausetheeffectisdirectedtowardsthemetabolicsystem. Giveperoralorasinjection(subc.)

Bryophyllum:Thissprouting,“upwellinghysteriaplant”—whichR.Steinerintroducedtotreathysteria—canwellbe combinedwithsilver. Lowpotency(50%)peros,D2,D3asinjectionsinthinpatients,higherpotency(D5­D10)withobese patients. BryophyllumArgentocultumD2,D3canbegiveninmildcasesandatthestartofasilvertherapy.

Copper

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Copperrevealsaprimalrelationshiptothewholekidneysystem. Theastralbodywhichlivesintheairorganism andcreatestheemotionallifeisalsoactiveinthe“incretion”(collection)andexcretionofurine,therebydominatingthe kidneysystem. Witheachexcitement,witheachtempestinthesoul,theastralbodyliftsslightlyoutofthekidney system. Lefttoitself,theastralbodytendstosuccumbtoitsinbornpolarity,pleasureanddispleasuregrippingitwith elementalforce. Influencesfromtheworldoutsidestimulatetheastralbodytoexcitementhavingpleasureordispleasureor leadingtoapathyandboredom.

Thesechangesweakentheequilibriumofthefeelinglife,theemotionalcenteroftheSelf. Wefindthe“cooling”and “graying”ofemotionsasanearlysymptomofapsychosis. Itpointstoagraduallossofthepatient’sfeelingcenter. In casesofpathologicalboredom,e.g.theso­calledvacuumneurosis,themainproblemisthisdysfunctionofthe emotions. Coppercounteractsthepolarizationoftheastralbodyandencouragesthedevelopmentofwarmerfeelings connectedwiththeSelf.

Indications:

Therestless,excitableorapathic,neuroticpatientandschizoidpsychopath. Theneuroticandschizophrenicpatient whoexhibitsanemotionaldeficitandhasgreatdifficultiestogetintocontactwithotherpeople. Prophylacticfor restlessnessandexcitatorystatesaswellasforneuroticpatientswithperiodsofapathy.

Preparations:

Cuprumpraep.inmed.potency(mostlyD6). Correspondingtoargentite:Chalkosin,isthesulfurcombinationof copper. Thismedicationisespeciallyindicatedwhentheoverflowingexcitementiscombinedwithbodilydissimilation,as canbeobservedinthyreotoxicconditions. PeroralD3,asaninjectionD6togetherwithBryophyllumD2orD3.

Cupro­Stibium: Thismedicationwithantimony[Stibium]helpstheformingforcesinsituationswithdisruptionsof thefeelinglife.

Cuprum­RenD4,D6: Thispreparationwithrenespeciallyaimedatthekidneysystem. Thecoppercomponentin thispreparationstimulatestheenliveningprocessandraisesthesensitivity.

ChamomillaCuprocultaD2,D3:isindicatedincaseswithsymptomsshowingtoostrongakidneyradiation

combinedwithsymptomsofemotionaldisturbancesuggestiveofacopper­symptomatology(cramps,hypertonia,etc.).

MelissaCuprocultaD2,D3:shouldbegivenincaseswherethekidneyradiationistooweakwithhypotonia,cold

sensationsandvenouscongestion.

NicotianaCuprocultaD2,D3: isindicatedwhenspasmsoccurunderconditionsinwhichthekidneyradiationistoo

weak.

Mercury

Mercuryhasaprimaryrelationshiptotherespiratoryorgan,thelung. Inthelungtheastralbodyisactiveininspirationand expirationandislessboundtotheorganthaninthekidney. Theenvironmentpenetratesthroughtheairdirectlyintothe humanorganism. Thesoullifewhichunfoldsinconnectionwiththelungcorrespondswiththeintimaterelationshiptothe environment. Pleasureanddisgustdevelophereintothemoredifferentiatedfeelingsofsympathyandantipathy,through whichtheastralbodyopensuptotheworldorwithdrawsfromtheworld. Thewithdrawalofthesensitivesoulfromthe worldmayintensifyanddevelopinto“compulsatory”disease. Thesoulfeelsitselfdrivenintoacorner,remainsfullof anxietyandisunabletoshedtheoverpoweringimpressionsoftheworld. Loveoftheworldcanleadtohysteria,during whichtheastralbodyattemptstorealizethoseillusionaryconceptswhicharerelatedtoinfluencesofthelung.

Mercuryexhibitsthedescribedsymptomsanddisturbancesofthesoulinhomeopathicprovings. Ithastheeffect ofbalancingtherespirationofthe“soul”whichovershootsfromoneortheotherside. Inthisway,mercurymedication helpstoproduceacontacttotheworldandtothepsychotherapist,whichismoredominatedbytheSelf.

Indications:

Alabilepatientwithinclinationtochangesinmoodalternatingbetweenantipathyandsympathy.Asintermediate

andbasicremedyinthetreatmentofhysteriaand“compulsive”diseases.

Duringdisturbancesofcontactwhileunderpsychotherapy.

Preparations:

Mercur.viv.nat.,themetallicmercurypreparationasinjectioninmed.potency(D10,D15),peroslowerpot. For

supportofpsychotherapythevegetabilizedmetalBryophyllumMercuriocultumD2,D3isrecommended.

Antimony(Stibium)

Thishalfmetalbringstogetherinitselftheeffectsofthethreeplanets: moon,venusandmercury(havingtheirpathsbelow thesun)andthecorrespondingeffectsofthethreemetals: silver,copper,andmercury.Processesofdissociationoccurin patientssuchasschizoidneuroticsandschizophrenicsresultinginalossofstructureofthesoullife. Itispossiblethat dissolutionordissimilationoforganproteincouldbetheunderlyingcauseofthedescribedchangesinthese patients. Antimonystimulatestheprocessofnewformationoforganprotein: throughitssilvercomponentinthe reproductiveorgans,throughitscoppercomponent,thekidneys,throughthemercurycomponentthelungs. Antimony essentiallypreventsanovershootingofdissolutionprocessesintheorgansandstimulatestheSelftonewformationof protein.Observingtheeffectsofantimonymedicationonecanseea“structuring”effectgoingallthewayfromthephysical bodyviatheetherbodytothesoullife. Notonlyaretheinnerdissociationprocessesinfluencedbeneficiallybutalsothe splitbetweensoulandworldfoundinthesepatients. Thelatterisaccomplishedthroughmedicationwiththemercury compoundofantimony. Thestructureinthesoullifeofthemanicdepressivepatientcanbenotedfollowingtheantimony

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treatment.

Indications:

Inadditiontotheregularschizophrenicpatients,theneuroticwithschizoidtrendsandthemanicpatient.

Preparations:

Dyscrasite(Antimonycombinationofsilver)hasalreadybeenmentionedatthebeginningoftherapy.

Stibiumpraep.D6­D10incaseswheredissolutionprocessesareintheforeground,peroralorasinjectionandalso

intravenous5­10mlinschizophrenia.

AntimoniteD6­D10,(Antimony­sulphuratum)isbetterincasesshowingstrongerdissociationandsimultaneous

fixationasseenindepressivepatients.

Cupro­stibiumisindicatedforthetreatmentofdisturbanceofsensitivityincasesofschizophreniaorpatientswith

schizoidcharactertendencies.

Helleborusniger(ChristmasRose)hasmajorrelationshipstobrainandkidney. Itisgivenasanaccompanyingplanttherapy inthetreatmentofepisodesofexcitationanddepressionrelatedtosoullifeinfluencedbythekidney. PeroralD2,D6,inj.

D4­D10.

Gold

Themetalinthecenterofthesevenmetalshasitsprimalrelationshiptotheorganinthecenterofthephysicalbody,the heart,whichisalsothecentralorganforthewarmthorganism. Thesephenomenaindicatethattheheartisthecentral organfortheEgo. Inthemovementsoftheheart,insystoleanddiastole,thepolartendenciesofthephysicalbodyandthe soularemanifestedinamostconcentratedform.ThebalancebetweenthesystoleanddiastoleiscreatedbytheSelf enteringintotheprocess.

Incontrasttothefeelinglifeofthelungs,whicheitheropensitselfuptotheworldorshutsitselfofffromthe world,thefeelinglifeoftheheartismorecentralizedandradiatesintotheworld. Feelingsoriginatingfromtheheartare filledwithresponsibilityandconscience. ThroughthevoiceofconsciencethehigherSelfisspeaking. Radiatingintolife throughthehearttheSelfistransformingsympathyintoloveandantipathyintothepowerofcognition. Throughthis process,sympathyandantipathybecometoolsoftheSelf. Disturbancesinthisprocessaffecttheheart,thecenterof existenceoftheSelf. Negativememoriesofthedepressedpatientcanleadtoself­reproachwhichhavetheiroriginin spastictendenciesintheinteractionofSelfandheart. Thisinturncanleadtosuicide. Iftheheartisseizedbyexcitation— risingtorage—thepatient’slifeandotherlivesarethreatened. Physicalsymptomsofheartdisturbancescanaccompanyor replacepsychicsymptoms:feelingsofbeingoppressedatheartareoftenassociatedwithguiltandappearinplaceofthe latter. Tachycardiacanappearpriortoanattackofrageorreplaceit.

Theneurosisoftheheartwhichissteadilyincreasinginourtimehastwocomponents,ofwhichoneortheothermaybe emphasized. FrequentlyanEgoconflictcanbediscoveredinthelifeofthepatient. Somethinghehadinmindtodobut wasunabletorealize,leadingtoanoppressionoftheheartinvolvingbothphysicalandsoulaspects.

SometimesaresponsibilityburdensapatientwhichhisSelfcannotsustain. Theexperienceofdeathorofheart­ rendingdeparturecancauseaheartneurosiswhenitisnotworkedout. Conversationsbetweenthephysicianandthe patientcanbecometherapeuticallyveryeffectiveiftheheartisreallyreachedandgoldmedicationisabletoprovide support. ThroughthemedicationofgoldtheEgoiscalledupontofindagainthecenterofitsexistence.

Workingwithgoldasatherapymakesitveryclear,thatmedicationcanneverreplacethepatient’sownefforts. Through gold,stagesarebuiltforanewhealthierconnectionoftheEgowiththebodyandlife.However,theEgomustgothispath alone. Insomecasesitbecomesevident,thatgoldtherapyisnotonlysupportiveofEgotherapybutquitefrequentlya conditionfortheeffectiveuseofthelatter. TheEgomayhavesostronglyenteredtheheartorgan—creatingspasmodic episodesasinpatientswithanginapectoris—oritmayhaveremoveditselffromtheheartorgantoofar,asinpatients havingconvulsivetachycardiathatitcannotbereachedthroughthe“word”oftheEgotherapy. Inthiscase,itisthegold medicationwhichhastopreparethewayfortheworld.

Whilesilverisveryusefulatthebeginningofpsychotherapy,goldisofgreatbenefittoendaperiodof psychotherapy. Throughgold,theEgoiscalledupontotakethedevelopmentinitsownhandandtoenterintobodyandlife inanewway,particularlywhennewpossibilitieshavebeenopenedupthroughprevioustherapies.

Indications:

Thedepressivepatientwithself­reproachandthoughtsofsuicide. Themanicpatientwithmegalomaniaand tendenciestowardsexcitationandrage. TosupporttheSelfinexistentialcrises. Inneurosesoftheheart. Toendaphase ofpsychotherapeutictreatment.

Potenciesareofparticularimportance. Lowpotencies(D6)incasesofagitationoftheheartincludingcasesofmania;asa preventivemeasurewhentheagitationleadstowardsafrenzy.

Higherpotencies(D12­D20)areusedinspasmodicconditionsoftheheartinvolvingbothbodyandsoulandindepressive

statesassociatedwithqualmsofconscience. ThehigherpotenciesfacilitatethepenetrationofthebodybytheSelf. They contributetoadissolutionofcrampswithoutresultinginpsychicloosening.

Preparations:

Aurumpraep.ismostfrequentlyused. Mercur.aurat.isrecommendedinthetreatmentofpatientswhohave

sufferedadepressivestateforalongerperiodoftimeandthediseasehasbecomestagnant(D15inj.).

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Iron

Again,therelationtotheEgoisemphasizediniron,butitisnotsocentralasingold. IronaccompaniestheEgoinentering thebodyandearthlyenvironment. Theforceofincarnationisstrengthenedbyirongoingintothebloodandenablinginner respirationinthetissues.

Inthelungstheformationofthelungorganitselfisinfluencedbyironinconnectionwiththeblood. Throughtheiron­ carryingbloodenteringthelungstheEgocandevelopsteadinessandactivityconfrontingtheimpressionsofthesoullifeof thelungs. OutofthisactivityoftheEgoarisesthecourage,whichthecompulsiveneuroticpatienthaslost,whoisfullof anxiety. Ironis,therefore,theessentialmetalforthetreatmentofcompulsivementaldiseases. (Followingtheinductionof therapywithsilvermedicationandsubsequentintermediatetreatmentwithmercury). Irontherapyisalsoabletogive hystericpatientsstrengthintheirsouls. Insupportofpsychotherapy,ironmedicationhelpstoovercomeinhibitionsand fearsofpatientstowardan“EgoTherapy.”

Preparations:

CinisUrticaFerrocultaperosD3,asinjectionD6inpatientswithcompulsatoryneuroses.CombinationwithFerrum

sidereumD6­D10asinjection. Meteoriciron,whichistakenbythelungsduringinspirationhasaspecialrelationshiptothe lungs.

KatopriteD6asinj.orperos. Thiscombinationofironandantimoniumisparticularlyindicatedincasesof hysteria. InbothdiseasesadditionalmedicationwithPyriteD6orPyriteD8asinj.isrecommended. Asaccompanyingplant

remedyVaucheriaD3trit.,D6inj.

Ironradiates,however,intoallorgans. Inthekidneyironactsinconditions,inwhichthe“kidneyradiation”istooweak,e.g. hypotoniaandatlowlevelsofenergy(notweaknessofwill). Outstandingsymptomsareresignationandapathy. Ifan excitationoccursatall,itisofsecondarynature. Inj.ofSolutioFerricomp./Glandulasuprarenalis.

Inneuroticpatientswhoareweakinwillpowerandarefearfulofaction,patientswhoknoweverythingbutare unabletodoanything,ironmedicationwillstimulatethewill. Ironmedicationiscentralinthetreatmentofdepression associatedwithaparalysisofwill.

Prep.Ferrum/Acid.chol.D4andD6perosorasinj.togetherwithOxalisD4. Throughthiscombinationwithbile acid,whichinitselfhasarelationtothewillprocess,ironcanbedirectedtothebileprocess.

InScorodite,ironiscombinedwitharsenic,thelatterenhancesastralforcesandscoroditehasaspecialrelationship tothefeelingoffearthedepressivepatientexhibits. Thepatientmay,however,besoweakinhisethericforcesthathe cannottolerateironandbecomesexcited. Anasthenicconstitution,atendencytobecomeprematurelytiredandexhausted aresignspointinginthisdirection. Underthesecircumstances,ironshouldbereplacedbytheplant­ iron,magnesium. (Magnesiumplaysthesameroleinthechlorophylloftheplantasirondoesintheredblood substance.) Hepar/MagnesiumD4orD6asinj.hasproventobeagoodmedicationtogetherwithAnagallisD3 orOxalisD4. Magnesiumisusedmorefrequently inthebeginningoftherapy. Inviewoftheweakenedcondition,inwhich theetherbodyofpatientsisfrequentlyatthepresenttime,inductionoftherapywithmagnesiumisimportant.

Ironhasaspecialrelationshiptotheheartthroughthebloodwhichiscollectedintheheart. Heretheironprocess meetsthegoldprocess,theSelfintheprocessofincarnation.Ironopensthepathtobothsinceitstrengthensthecourage andwilloftheSelftoincarnate.

Ferrumsidereumistheremedyofchoice.

Indications: Thedepressedpatientfulloffearoflifewhosewillisparalyzed. Thehypersensitive,compulsivepatientwith fearoftheenvironment. Thehystericalpatient,whoissotospeakflowingoutintotheenvironment. Thepatientwitha deficiencyof“energy”withsymptomsofaweakkidneyradiationandfearoflife. Patientswithfearlfulinhibitionstowardsan “EgoTherapy.”

Tin

Thisisthemetaloftheliver. Itmediatesbetweenconsolidationanddissolutionwithinthefluidorganism,between assimilationanddissimilation. TheEgowhichradiatesthroughthebileprocessesintotheetherbodyisactiveinthefluid organismbutisnotsubmergedasdeeplyintoorganprocessesasinsilver. INthemercuryprocessofrespiration,theastral bodyhasalooserrelationshiptotheorganprocess(ascomparedtothekidney). Similarlyinthefluidrespirationoftheliver theEgodevelopsafreerrelationship(ascomparedtotheheart). Fromacertainaspectthereisarelationshipbetweenthe Egoactivityintheliverandthatinthebrainasshownintheformationprocessesofthebrainandintheplasticityof thinking.

ThesoullifereceivesastrongerinfluenceoftheEgothroughtheliverthanitispossiblethroughtheemotionalsoul lifeofthekidneys. Theemotionaltensionsandrelaxationofthesoullifeofthekidneysengenderedbytheastralbody becomechangesofmoodintheliver. TheEgohasinternalizedthatwhichhasbeenexperiencedandhastostrugglewith thestagnationandexplosionofwillforcesindepressionormania. Tinhelpstoestablishanequilibriumbetweendepressive solidification(pathologicalformofassimilation)andmanicdissolution(pathologicaldissimilation). Suchapolaritycanbe demonstratedtoacertainextentinthemetabolismofthepatient. Tinproducesthebasictherapyforthecyclothymictype aswellasfortheneurotic,whoispronetohavedepressiveormanicchangesinmood. Tinisaparticularlyeffectivetherapy whenitisgivenbetweenthephasesofdepressionormanianotwithinthephase.

Indications:

Thecyclothymicpatient,theneuroticpatientwhosechangesinmoodhaveadeeperrootcausethanthoseofthe

mercurypatient.

Preparations:

InadditiontoStannumpraep.,Arandasitehastoberecommended. Withthistin­silicacombinationtheeffectson

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the“uppernervesensepole”areincreasedthroughthesilicaportion. Itisusefulinpatientsshowingatendencytowards

manicchangesandincaseofdepressions(outflowing),potenciesD6inmania,D15indepressionsasinjectionsorperos.

Theeffectoftininvegetabilizedformarequitesimilar.

Cichor.StannocultumD2,D3. Inpatientswhoareexhaustedandexhibitacertainfixationaswellasinolder patientswithdepressions,TaraxacumStannocultumD2,D3isused. Vegetabilizedtinisrecommendedasaccompanying therapyinpatientswhoshowillfeelingsanddepressionsormanicexplosiveneurotics. Indepressions,itcanbecombined withHepar/Stannum,inolderpatientswithStannummellitum.

Lead

Thelastofthe“upper”metalsinthemetalsserieshasthestrongestrelationshiptothehead,toconsciousness. Thelead processisrootedinthedegradationofbloodinthespleenthroughwhichforcesoftheEgoarefreedforconsciousness,for thespirit.

Inthiscase,theEgodoesnotactintheetherbodyasintheliver,itconnectsitselfwiththeastralbody,whichalso receivesstimulationbycopper. However,indifferencetocopperthroughwhichtheEgocreatesanequilibriumwiththe astralbody,theEgodominatestheastralbodythroughlead. Itattemptstotransformtheforcesoftheastralbody. Forthis reason,enthusiasmdevelopsthroughtheactivityofthespleen. ThisalsomakesitunderstandablewhenRudolfSteiner relatesthespleentothespiritself,whichrepresentsthetransformedastralbodyinthefuturespiritualevolutionofman.

Inthespleen,thestrongestimpulsetotransformtheearthlyisopposedbythestrongestimpulseforattaining permanencyintheearthly. Throughthespleenmancanbecomeaheavymass. Depressionswhichinvolvethespleenmore stronglywithinthehepatolienalsystemdevelopfastersignsoffixationandmonotony.

Thisistheplaceforthetherapeuticactionoflead,whichistobeusedinsuchcasesinadditiontoliver medications. Moreover,leadshouldbeconsideredfortherapyofolderpatientswitharterialorcerebralsclerosis. In general,leadmedicationsupportsbestacognitiontherapy. Similartogoldtherapy—actingintherealmofthemiddle—lead therapyhasarelationshiptothelastphasesofpsychotherapy,thethoughtfulplanningofthefuture.

Indications:

Theoldarterioscleroticpatientaswellastheyoungpatient,whoexhibitsastupefiedsoullife;whobothneed supportoftheprocessesunderlyingcognition. Inoldage,depressioninsupportofcognitiontherapy.

Preparations:

InadditiontoPlumbumpraep.thesilicacombinationPlumbumsilicicumshouldbeconsidered.PotenciesD15,

D20. Totametheastralbodyinyoungerpatientsexhibitingovershootingprocessesofassimilationandexcitationassociated withdullconsciousnessPlumbumchloratumD3­D10isrecommended.InolderpatientsPlumbummellitum D12­D20is used. CautionintheuseofScleronindepressedpatientswithcerebralsclerosis. HereD20isoftenbetterthanD12 (Scleron).

Conclusion

Fromtheabovedeliberationscanbeconcludedthattherapy—usingmedicinesandpsychotherapyinthesenseofan

Egotherapy—donotonlycomplementandsupporteachotherbutonetherapyisabletoamplifytheeffectsoftheother

therapy.

Forthetherapybasedonmedications,psychotherapymayopenupwiderhorizons. Moredifferentiatedrelationsto personality,biographyandlifephasesarerevealed. Thetherapeuticactionofmedicinescanbedirectedmorespecificallyto aparticularorganandcantakeonamoreconcreteformbecausepsychotherapyisabletocontributetoarefinementofthe “psychologyoforgans.” Thesimultaneousinvolvementofotherorgansassociatedwiththemajordisturbanceofoneorgan processmaybeseenmoreclearly.

Similarly,awideningofthehorizonsofpsychotherapycanbedevelopedthroughthe“sistertherapy,”particularlyin thedirectionofthecosmos. Theorganrelationsrevealviewsintothespheresoftheplanets,whichinturninfluencethe seven­yearperiodsofhumanlife. Psychotherapycanalsotakeonmoreconcreteforms. Throughtheuseofacertain medicinethecontributionofonecanbecomeclearerforthepsychotherapistandhewillbeabletodirecthispsychotherapy morespecificallytoonespecificorgan.Throughsuchorganaspectsacounterweightisdevelopedbalancingapsychotherapy whichhasbecometoopersonally involvedwiththepatientresultingintoostrongandfixedbondsofthepatienttothe psychotherapist.

Psychotherapyworkdowntothebody,medicinesworkuptotheconscioussoullife. Thesetwotherapeutic processesmeeteachother. Onecouldaskthequestion:inwhichorgansphere,inwhichrealmofthesouldotheymeetin onecaseoranother? Inthelastanalysis,itisthemeeting,thedialoguebetweenthewordofthehumanspiritandthe wordsoftheworldsinthehealingsubstance,ofwhichthetherapistmaybecomeawareofinhisconsciousness.

TheSelf,carryingoutthetherapy,movesalwaysbetweentwolevelsoftherapy. Throughdestinytherapistsare moreinclinedtotheoneorotherleveloftherapybutineachcasethesomaticaswellasthepsychicrealmhastobetaken intoaccount. Eventhoughatherapistmaynotbeableorwillingtobeactiveinbothrealms,heshouldhavebothinhis consciousness. Ifhewantstolimithimself,heshould,ifatallpossible,cooperatewithacolleague,whohasavocationalcall forandexperienceinadifferentfield. Inthisconnection,astatementbyRudolfSteinershouldbementionedthat “specialization”hasbecomeanecessity,butitshouldbecompensatedbysomeformof“socialization.[i]

Exchangeandcooperationbetweentherapists,whoarepredominantlyworkinginthesomaticfieldandthosewho

arepredominantlyworkingwithinpsychotherapy,mayhelpthatwithintheframeworkofanthroposophicmedicine—the

patientisnotonlyrecognizedinhistotality,butcanalsoreceiveanevermoreeffectivetherapy.

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Addressofauthor: RudolfTreichler,M.D. FriedrichHusemannKlinik,7801Buchenbach. Freiburg,Germany.

Authorizationforthistranslationhasbeengivenbytheeditorof“BeitraegefuerErweiterungderHeilkunst,”Dr.Gisbert

Husemann,fortheuseofteachingmaterialatthesummerconferenceinWilton,NH,June21­28,1980.

[i]R.Steiner,SpiritualScienceandMedicine(TheFirstMedicalCourse),lecture18.