This article reviews three cases of chronic fatigue syndrome treated with the phosphate salts of cobalt, calcium and cadmium.
John Scholten, of Holland, described the homeopathic properties of all the elements in a cohesive manor. The seven horizontal rows of the periodic chart of the elements are called series as follows:
1. The first series includes hydrogen and helium. The main theme of these gases is unity and the need “to be one with everything.”
2. The carbon series includes carbon and lithium. The theme with these is the early childhood development of the sense of one’s worth.
3. The silica series includes silica and phosphorus. The theme is the later childhood and teenage issues at home and school with relationships, communication and learning in general. The phosphorus theme is being unloved and uncared for so that the person reacts by being affectionate, friendly and sympathetic in hopes that one’s love will be reciprocated.
4. The ferrum series includes kallium salts and ferrum metallicum. The themes are work, order and training to earn a living.
5. The silver series includes argentum and stannum metallicum. The themes are ideas and creativity through the arts, medicine and science.
6. The gold series includes aurum metallicum and platina. The themes are leadership, power over others and responsibility for those in one’s command.
7. The uranium series includes uranium and plutonium. The themes are the magic and invisible powers of shamans and prophets.
The 18 columns of the periodic table of the elements represent the stages of an evolutionary cycle as follows:
1. Impulsively starting something without planning.
2. Making a cautious start.
3. Trying various approaches.
4. Really making a start.
5. Alternately planning, preparing and postponing.
6. Accepting a challenge and forcing oneself to do it.
7. Committed and trying to extend knowledge.
8. Forcing one self to persevere.
9. Almost at the peak but still might fail.
10. The peak and summit.
11. Need to hold on to achievements and enjoy success.
12. Success is starting to feel threatened.
13. Lagging behind.
14. Feeling empty and discarded.
15. Everything is lost.
16. Fantasizing about the past and neglectful.
17. Having to let go.
18. Inactivity before a new cycle.
According to Scholten, mineral salts are important in cases where academic performance and the structure of the work environment are major issues. When relationships are involved, the phosphate mineral salts may be useful in chronic fatigue syndrome. It is important to find out what was happening when the symptoms first appeared.
Case 1 was a 19 year old woman who developed chronic fatigue syndrome after repeated infections and then she had a series of academic failures. She was treated with Cobaltum phosphoricum 1M, 3 doses twelve hours apart. At two months she was much better and at two years she had academic success.
There is a link between phosphorus and siblings. Case 1 was jealous of her brother’s easy success in business. According to Scholten, Cobaltum posphoricum helps when people “are afraid that they will fail their exam because they haven’t done enough.”
Case 2 was a 19 years old woman with chronic fatigue syndrome and glandular fever three months after starting university. She then slept for a week and had broken up with a boyfriend six months earlier. She was treated with Calcium phosphoricum 200C, three doses. Within two weeks she was better and after three months the physical fatigue had left and she was happier. At four months, she split up with her boyfriend, again and calcium phosphoricum was given, again. Calcium phosphoricum is beneficial when there is a desire to travel, dissatisfaction and a desire for smoked foods.
Case 3 was a 31 year old male with increasing fatigue for two years with general muscle aches. He was in the arts and was overworked. He was given Medorrhinum 200C, 3 doses. At thirteen months, he was given Cadmium phosphoricum 200C, 3 doses, which made a difference. The dosage was changed to 30C, 3 monthly at sixteen months.
Jan Scholten says that Cadmium is for “decay and repetition in he performance of the arts. They become a bit too dramatic. They want to translate everything into art.”
CONCLUSION: Jan Scholten’s system is quite unusual and unproven for many remedies. But, the author of this article, Garaghty, has had success treating over 20 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome using these methods.
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