Lac Caninum Dogs
nervous, restless, highly sensitive organisms.
Symptoms GENERAL Erratic, pains constantly flying
from one part to another ( Kali bi. , Puls. ); changing from
side to side every few hours or days.
MIND Very forgetful, absent-minded;
makes purchases and walks away without them ( Agnus , Anac. , Caust.
, Nat. ). In writing, uses too many words or not the right ones;
omits final letter or letters in a word; cannot concentrate
the mind to read or study; very nervous ( Bov. , Graph. , Lach.
, Nat. c. , Sep. ). Despondent, hopeless; thinks her disease
incurable; has not a friend living; nothing worth living for;
could weep at any moment ( Act. , Aur. , Cal. , Lach. ).
Cross, irritable; child cries and screams all the time,
especially at night ( Jal. , Nux , Psor. ). Fears to be
alone ( Kali c. ); of dying ( Ars. ); of becoming insane ( Lil. );
of falling down stairs ( Bor. ). Chronic "blue" condition;
everything seems so dark that it can grow no darker ( Lyc. , Puls.
). Attacks of rage, cursing and swearing at slightest
provocation ( Lil. , Nit. ac. ); intense ugliness;
PARTICULARS Coryza, with
discharge of thick, white mucus. One nostril stuffed up, the
other free and discharging; these conditions alternate;
discharge acrid, nose and lip raw ( Arum , Cepa ).
Diphtheria and tonsillitis; symptoms change repeatedly from
side to side. Sore throats and cough are apt to begin and end
with menstruation; yellow or white patches; pains shoot to ear.
Throat: sensitive to touch externally ( Lach. ); < by
empty swallowing ( Ign. ); constant inclination to swallow,
painful, almost impossible ( Mer. ); pains extend to ears ( Hep.
, Kali bi. ); begins on left side ( Lach. ). Shining, glazed
appearance of diphtheritic deposit, chancres and ulcers.
Very hungry, cannot eat enough to satisfy; as hungry
after eating as before ( Casc. , Cal. , Cina , Lyc. , Stront. ).
Sinking in epigastrium; faintness in stomach.
too early; too profuse; flow in gushes bright red, viscid and
stringy (dark, black, stringy, Croc. ); breasts swollen,
painful, sensitive before and during ( Con. ). Discharge of
flatus from vagina ( Brom. , Lyc. , Nux m. , Sang.
Breasts: inflamed, painful; < by least jar and towards
evening; must hold them firmly when going up or down stairs (
Bry. ). Loss of milk while nursing, without any known cause
( Asaf. ) Serviceable in almost all cases when it is required to
dry up milk (Asaf. - to bring back or increase it, Lac d. ).
Sensation as if breath would leave her when lying down;
must get up and walk ( Am. c. , [Grind.], Lach. ).
Palpitation violent when lying on left side > turning on
right ( Tab. ).
Sexual organs easily excited, from touch,
pressure on sitting, or friction by walking ( Cinn. , Coff. ,
Mur. , Plat. ).
When walking, seems to be walking on air;
when lying, does not seem to touch the bed ( Asar. ).
Backache: intense, unbearable, cross super-sacral region,
extending to right natis and right sciatic nerve; < by
rest and on first moving ( Rhus ); spine aches from base of
brain to coccyx, very sensitive to touch or pressure ([Chin. s.]
Phos. , Zinc. ).
Relations. - Similar: to, Apis , Con. ,
Murex , Lach. , Kali bi. , Puls. , Sep. , Sulph. It generally
acts best in single dose.
Probably no remedy in the Materia
Medica presents a more valuable pathogenesis in symptoms of the
throat, or one that will better repay a careful study. Like
Lachesis , this remedy has met with the most violent opposition from
prejudice and ignorance, which its wonderful therapeutic powers have
slowly, yet surely overcome. It was successfully used by
Dioscorides, Pliny, and Sextus in ancient times, and revived in New
York by Reisig, Bayard and Swan in the treatment of diphtheria.
Reisig was the first to potentize it.
you by Author Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman,
Robert Ullman Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Oct,
The Healing Power of
The principal theme of humans needing Lac caninum is
that of being the underdog. These individuals develop a feeling of
worthlessness and inferiority epitomized by an image of being looked
down upon or even despised.
Also prominent in this remedy, as well as in some
other animal medicines, is a sense of disgust with oneself and of
dirtiness. This state may arise after a child has been sexually
abused, mistreated, unfavorably compared, or rejected or repudiated
by her parents. She begins to feel unlovable, less than, and of
little consequence. As you can well imagine, this can be a setup for
codependent relationships, addictions, or chronic depression. The
image of being dirty or disgusting may be represented by dreams of
snakes, urinating, or vermin.
The circumstances may seem so unbearable that the
individual escapes through dissociation, leading to the sensation of
floating - common to those needing Lac caninum.
Other common characteristics are breast problems,
(we used this medicine successfully with a wo man who lost her child
to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and wanted her breast milk to dry up
quickly), a strong desire for pungent condiments such as pepper or
mustard, and an affinity for or an aversion to dogs and/or cats.
Those needing this medicine can demonstrate a more aggressive,
amoral, malicious, rude demeanor, however we have mainly seen the
milder, self-deprecating side.
What we have seen most commonly in patients
responding favorably to Lac caninum is a profound increase, even
transformation, in self-esteem.
Kingdom: Animal Latin Name: Lac
canium Common Name: Dog milk Homeopahtic:
Lac-canium Homeopathics Level
Headers Brought to you
by: Dr Peter Darashah
1. Symptoms alternate latterally or
2. History of neglect & abuse. Treated like a
3. Feeling of worthlessness, inferiority
& low self esteeem