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Homeopathy and Minerals

‘When I met the ideas of Jan Scholten for the rst time in December 1992, I was surprised: enormous possibilities offered themselves. Now, some months later, having had experi- ences with these Œnew1 remedies, I can speak of a fundamental revolution in homeopathic thinking. The method Jan is offering in his book, seems too beautiful to be true, but it works! It is not easy to explain his method brie y, but I shall try to do so with an example from his college in February 1993. A woman of 30 comes with a variety of complaints, such as allergy to the sun, pain in the right forehead, sciatica right, intestinal troubles, swollen and painful breasts before menses, and fatigue. Mind: she needs attention, and compli- ments. ŒI didn1t dare to ask for attention and got irritated when my husband didn1t say anything of my work. My mother had too little time for us and I was the one who man- aged. I was a big girl1. The theme of Œattention1 is found in the Muriaticums, and the Œtimidity1 and Œinsecurity1 in the Calciums. The remedy: Calcium muriaticum (Œdesire for attention, but not daring to ask for it1). The woman got cured after the remedy. By analys- ing different minerals (Calcarea, Natrum, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Baryta etc.) and metals Jan has developed some key concepts for every element. In practice it is possible to make many combinations of these concepts and so nd the remedy that ts the patient. Try to imag- ine what it means once we have found the key concepts of every element of the periodic system….Maybe that is what Kent felt when he said that all remdies could be found in one kingdom (mineral, plant or animal). The work of Ary Vrijlandt, who has studied the peri- odic system in his own way, can get its own place. This book gives us the start. We practis- ing homeopaths now have the job of verifying and expanding this information. A huge task and a fantastic challenge.’ (Frans Kusse)

“Jan Scholten offers us a fascinating way to review our Materia Medica”. Lorraine Taylor, in Homeopathic Links, 1994, no 2

“Jan Scholten has given a brilliant start for an enormous enrichment of our Materia Medica”.

Kees Dam, Simillima, 1993, no 2

“This book is a must fro all hoemopaths and a revelation for patients that are interested in homeopathy”

Albert van Dinteren, in Homeopathie, 1994, no 2