Homeopathy and relationship problems

Women like Sarah who need this remedy are not egotistical; rather, they are focused on knowledge.

by Dr. Edward Gogek — 

Sarah was 33 years old, married with two children and already an associate professor in chemistry. Her complaint was, “I get detached. I do not engage with people, not even my family. I would rather be alone and not get emotionally involved, and my family really notices. I like to be in my head, thinking and planning. I am always planning out the next article I will write. Always thinking of problems to solve, organizing or getting things done.”

In the course of a long interview, she later said, “If you told me I was wrong about anything, I would be shattered. At work, I get high praise, but if I get one thing wrong, I question my whole career because I feel I should do everything right.”

Within the next few sentences, I understood which homeopathic remedy to prescribe. Sarah said, “In school, even grade school, I was the smartest kid. I identified as smart. If I do one thing wrong, then I am not the smart one, and so who am I?” Her identity was, and still is: “I am the smart one.”

In Jan Scholten’s concept of translating the periodic table of the elements in a way that every element and compound corresponds with a homeopathic remedy, the third row of the periodic table reflects identity. “Do I exist?” is the first row, and “Do I belong?” is the second.

Who am I? What is my role? How do I see myself; how do others see me? Answering such questions is the task of the adolescent in order to establish their sense of identity. The later rows of the chart involve adult issues, such as work, creativity and power.

At the beginning of the third row, on the far left side of the periodic table, the elements sodium and magnesium correlate to people who are unsure of their identities. They feel like: “I need someone to tell me who I am,” or “I cannot be who I am if you do not approve, so I will be what you want me to be.”

Toward the end of the row, on the right side of the periodic table, are the elements associated with having confidence in their identity. For example, sulfur’s identity is “I am better than you because of my knowledge.” Not wisdom, but knowledge. People who correlate to sulfur feel as if they know more than you — and they often do.

Mankind’s first sin was eating from the tree of knowledge. Knowledge itself is not evil, but if our ego identifies us with our knowledge alone, it separates us from God. Hell and brimstone are sulfurous, and the most outstanding fact about the devil is that he relies on his own knowledge and therefore serves no one else.

This kind of pride in one’s own knowledge is associated with sulfur. It is a gentle egotism, often warm and endearing. People who correspond to sulfur like to be admired, and when they are, feel no need to put others down. They do not think they are great; they think their ideas are great, and sometimes they truly are.

Women like Sarah who need this remedy are not egotistical; rather, they are focused on knowledge. This is why Sarah received homeopathic Sulfur 200C. Within a month of taking it, two other problems she had not told me about were alleviated: her fear of heights was gone and so was her fear of speaking in public. That is always the sign of a good remedy. But most importantly, Sarah’s family said she was no longer as distant and detached.


Edward Gogek, M.D., M.D.(H) is a board-certified psychiatrist who uses both alternative and conventional treatments in Prescott, Ariz. He graduated from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy and has studied the sensation method with several of the Mumbai homeopaths. 928-443-0032 or www.drgogek.com.


Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2012.

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