Homeopathic Constitutional Types : Staphysagria

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Materia Medica Arcana of Staphysagria : Ending the Victimization Cycle

Materia Medica Arcana of Staphysagria : Ending the Victimization Cycle

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The core theme of the phenotype Staphysagria centres around victimization. They are the type who get caught up in cycles of abuse where they are unable to say “no”, or assert a necessary boundary, but immediately regretting and resenting their own lack of voice, along with the actions of their abuser. Even in non-chronic abuse situations, Staphysagria results from anger which is ‘swallowed’ rather than expressed. There is a core feeling of injustice or of life being “unfair”, and being at the mercy of the whims and actions of others.

The classic physical symptoms of Staphysagria revolve around the bladder and kidneys, in terms of infections, or cysts. These symptoms are the physical embodiment of the unexpressed emotion of feeling “pissed off”, which have to come out in one way or another, if the natural avenue of expression wasn’t taken. Other physical symptoms include styes or tumors of the eyelid. Many digestive issues, including chronic irritable bowel syndrome can also result from this suppressed energy. Any medical condition which first began after an incident of suppressed anger or humiliation can be reversed with this remedy.

Someone who has taken on the long-term personality of Staphysagria as their phenotype will be extremely sweet in character, who almost never expresses or even allows themselves to feel anger or any dark emotions. There may often be cultural or religious forces which encourage such unhealthy suppression of one’s true feelings. When a patient insists to me that they “never feel angry”, a big red flag goes up in my mind, and this becomes a strong consideration for treatment of this phenotype. Despite all the suppression, this is a state where much energy continually builds up, and occasionally “bursts out” in one form or another, which may often include throwing something – whether a physical object or a tantrum. They find it next to impossible to initiate a confrontation, even when it is necessary in a given situation, which tends to reinforce the vicious cycle of their state of victimhood.

Oftentimes, this dynamic of energy suppression will be funnelled into an excessive sex drive, with masturbation becoming one of the substitute vehicles for discharge, rather than confronting the primary emotional causations of this energy. The patient may have dreams of their teeth being loose, or even falling out, as a symbol of their lack of “bite” or aggression as required in healthy proportions. Consumption of sugars and sweets will usually be part of the picture, as another mechanism employed to maintain a falsely “sweet” character, covering over the dark material always threatening to burst back out into the light of day.

In treatment, Staphysagria as a phenotype will act to please the physician through compliance, although at home, in private, may suddenly turn against the practitioner and their treatment, and abandon it, in favour of keeping the suppressed emotional content from being raised back up into consciousness. The positive progression of treatment, however, usually leads to a much more assertive character, while the physical symptoms dissolve in proportion to the patient’s strengthening emotional immune system.

16 thoughts on “Homeopathic Constitutional Types : Staphysagria

  1. Thank you so much for explaining the word Staphisagria. Approximately two years ago I received
    homeopathy treatment, my practitioner hit the nail on the head so to speak, as much inner healing work took place with in me.
    In a draw I’ve just found a few ‘extra’ tablets in an envelope with ‘Staphisagria’ written on it, I had know idea what the word meant so looked it up and found your site.
    I can clearly see and understand the old self. I’m now standing on my own two feet, no longer a victim, onward and upward with the next leg of life’s journey, with a little help from my friends:-)
    Blessings and Rainbows to you Jkorentayer
    jill Namaste’

  2. Thanks for your comments, Jill – the principles are always exactly the same from one decade to the next, but the individual experiences people will have and share are valuable to hear.

  3. Thanks for your comment Tracy. Jeff and I are actually in the throes of writing a book on Staphysagria together that will really illuminate the fuller picture of this critical remedy for our times. Please follow us on our Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/ArcanumFB which is where we will announce its imminent release.

  4. Thank you for your helpful posts. You made me intrigued about the homeopathic constitutional types, i didn’t knew that there was a theory like this behind the consultation. I have a question for you about this constitutional types: can a person be more than one? I identify myself with Lycopodium and Staphysagria, but i’m not sure if it’s just me that tends to see a little bit of myself on a lot of things

  5. Also, is there any relationship with one specific genotype and a person which has a lot of astrological elements funneled into fire signs? (my case)

  6. Hi Henrique,

    Thanks for your comments on my “Staphysagria” blog post, and the homeopathic constitutions.

    To your first question, “can a person be more than 1 constitution”, the answer is “yes and no”. “Yes”, in the sense that of the 6 genotypes, everyone has a mix of all 6 – it’s just that 1 tends to be dominant for each person. It’s kind of like the dominance of right- or left-handedness. Some people are ambidextrous, but most people are more dominant in 1 hand than the other.

    Also, to your question about the relationship between the astrological signs and the constitutions, the answer is “no” – there is no connection between the 2. One person may be a Leo sun sign, and also a Pulsatilla constitution, while another person may be a Leo sun sign, and also a Sulphur constitution.

    The constitution (ie the Genotype) does not define our whole self, but a certain aspect of it. It defines who we are, and how we behave and react when we’re in a relative state of health.

  7. I searched hi and low the internet and homeopathic literature for a re-occurring dream I am having for over 10 years. The dream is of my teeth coming out from socket into my mouth and dropping out on my palms.
    I just came a cross this blog where you mention about teeth falling out and the whole thing make sense, I have also feel not inclined to masturbate for the first time after 25 years. When the teeth come out I get scared in the dream that I lost my teeth and people will say I am old. etc

    Please can you explain why and how you know or found that teeth come out in Staphysagriya.

    It is very interesting.

  8. Great article on staph, and very informative blog.. but just a couple observations relating to the comment above, regarding the zodiac signs. I actually know a few scorpios who present the loquacity of lachesis. That doesn’t mean that they need the remedy, but part of the archetype is there. Same for libra and staphysagria; we loathe the ugly, and will at times suppress our anger rather than commit a faux pas. Likewise, we suffer at witnessing an injustice. Well, obviously I need staph myself, and that doesn’t mean every libra needs staph, but again that “I never feel angry” is an ideal that libra longs for. Then there’s calcarea carbonica, which resonates with cancer, sulphur with leo and once in a while, nux vomica with capricorn.

  9. In some cultures many males can not express their sexual desire according to their wish, which create a great problem in the form of unwanted erection in staph constitution

  10. Gosh, I just had the most amazing results with this one! I can see exactly what the problems have been but had not appreciated this little remedy would get me so well so staggeringly quickly! 15 years of motherhood and 10 years of married life have taken their toll, for sure. I would add sleeping OK but waking up feeling unrefreshed and lethargic, so it takes huge determination to get up and get through the day. Add to that chronic urge incontinence and “cotton wool for brains”, and you have where I have been for the last few years! The short term lift has been just fabulous – bouncing out of bed, walking quicker, thinking better and a much more comfortable bladder! However the causes are all still there… hmmm, will have to ponder on that??

  11. My teeth are in a bad shape the gums have receded to the far end, the teeth are black at the periphery and at the gum line. I have also lost many a teeth. is there a way of stopping these and regenerating the lost teeth.

  12. Cris, I am a Libra and resonate with what you said, could you recommend a book regarding the Zodiac and Homeopathy and info would be appreciated. Thanks jkorentyer for this post.

  13. Hi Victoria – prescribing the correct dose and potency is a very subtle art which can only be practiced one individual case at a time – there are no generic recipes for which remedy to give, and in which dose and potency.

    I’d be happy to review your case if you want to set up an appointment at reception@arcanum.ca

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