The Ideogenic Realm : Bambusa

Continuing our exploration of homeopathic remedies which may be useful in treating the ideogenic realm (the realm of diseases caused by beliefs or delusions), we come to the common plant of bambusa (bamboo). It is an extremely flexible and versatile plant, and is used in a variety of manufactured objects.

The theme of flexibility or versatility plays into the core theme of the mental state of this remedy — it is called for when someone feels they have gone past the breaking point, and are feeling overwhelmed by life. This remedy state has certain elements in common with sepia, but with a much deeper emphasis on the feeling of being alone in the world, particularly without any support. Likewsie, this remedy may be indicated in a situation where someone has recently lost a major support system in their life (a ‘NBWS’, or ‘never been well since’ event), such as a spouse or a source of income.

Some of the physical symptoms of bambusa include:

  • Allergies, particularly hay fever.
  • Issues with the spine, particularly in the cervical region.
  • Physical complaints of the female reproductive organs.

Someone who is normally known to be self-reliant and dependable, may come into a bambusa state if they become too detached or aloof from the world, or otherwise express feelings of being alone or not having any support themselves. The Bach Flower Remedy Water Violet also is helpful with healing some of these characteristics along with bambusa.

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