SPHERE OF ACTION:
All the carbons act also on the skin, producing excoriations of the skin and intertrigo.
They affect the glands also, causing enlargement and induration of the axillary and other lymphatic glands, even as in the case of Carbo veg. and Carbo Animalis.
Cancerous enlargement and infiltration.
They all affect the mucous membranes, producing catarrhs of the nose, throat and lungs and also of the bowels. They all tend to produce asphyxia. We find this prominently in Carbo Veg., less so in the Carbo Animalis, and very marked in Aniline and Carboneum. Carboneum may produce asphyxia with convulsions simulating those of epilepsy. Coal gas and Carbonic oxide too are calculated to produce dyspnoea from deprivation of oxygen.
Act on the veins, producing varicose veins.
Carbons tend to produce flatulence. The flatus is offensive and has an odour like that of rotten eggs.
CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF CARBON GROUP:
Loss of vital fluids, emotional stress, mental or physical stress, over lifting, overwork, exertion, sprains and strains, exercise, overheating, sexual excess, cold air, open air, by warmth in general, wrapping up, hot drinks and by rest.
All carbon group remedies are predominantly Antipsoric, as per the “Roberts Theory of Psoric or deficiency” which states that any deficiency of constructive element (which has atomic weight below 52) either due to inability to assimilate or non-availability leads to Psoric taint or susceptibility.
All the carbon group remedies are chilly and patients are extremely sensitive to cold air.
It slows down the mental activities, causes marked
Sluggishness, which is the characteristic of carbon group.
Patient is slow to think, stupid, lazy and stagnation of thoughts.
Mentally dull slow in understanding without idiocy and slow grasping power.
Lymphatic Glandular System:
It causes swelling and induration of glands and may stimulate cancerous enlargement and infiltrations.
Glands become hard and sore with indurated surrounding tissue and may be paralyzed and infiltrated.
There may be congestion with or without suppuration.
There may be sluggish indurated ulcers.
Lymphatic secretions become fetid or offensive.
Venous Circulatory System:
Carbon affects the venous circulatory system, causes paralysis and infiltration of the veins. Veins are lazy, relaxed and paralyzed.
The sluggishness of carbon is marked in venous system. Sluggishness of venous circulation leads to enlargement and dilatation due to stasis of blood and thus varicosity is increased producing varicose veins which ultimately is responsible for the formation of ulcers.
Venous congestion, blue cyanosed condition with too much sweat, phlebitis.
Common Characteristic Physical Symptoms:
Burning is typically present in all carbon groups, burning all over the body and also in palms and soles. Burning pains over the body.
Burning shows the destructive properties of carbon, energy stored in the body is destroyed which leads to lack of muscle strength.
Music, full moon, evening, 7 p.m., night, cold, draft of cold r, damp weather, light, during menses, warmth of bed, hot drinks, Jtting feet wet, empty swallowing, fatty food, motion, exertion, climbing stairs, scratching, riding in a carriage and sprains.
Open air, walking after, eating, touch, rest and heat.
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