Graphites: cold and numb

In Homeopathy, Graphites (Graphite) corresponds to patients with anaemia, sensitive to cold, obese, timid, indecisive, cry easily and tend to have conditions in the skin and the digestive system.

Their mind is dull and lethargic, slow, and they have trouble processing information. Graphite is a lead mine, the lead from a pencil.

People with the graphite condition are insensitive, living within a shell that disconnects them from any outside stimulus. The individual with a graphite personality has a bad memory; they may forget recent events but may have clear memories of the past.

When to use Graphites?

When we are facing a type of Psoric reaction, where there is alternation between rashes and digestive disorders, and during the perimenopause.

Characteristics of Graphites

Key symptoms of the graphite personality are deformed and brittle nails, photophobia, and numbness in limbs; they are left sided in their symptoms, have sensitivity to cold and shivering.

They have a tendency to have conditions in the skin and digestive tract.

On the skin there will appear a yellowish discharge characteristic of this remedy, honey-like, thick and sticky, which crust over and usually appear on the scalp, on the edge of the hair, on the genitals and behind the ears. They tend to form keloid scars or thickening of the skin.

On a digestive level the graphite personality suffers from constipation and haemorrhoids.

Often have epigastric pain; with burning and cramping that improve with eating.

Aversion to salt, sweet, hot stews and meat, but instead can suffer from bulimia and have a strong desire to eat chicken.

Graphite individuals have worse symptoms in the morning; they have fear, anxiety, and indecision. Listening to music graphite individuals may cry because of self-pity, and become melancholic.

Clinical indications of the graphite personality

Atopic dermatitis, eczema appearing in the folds of the skin, scalp, edge of the hair and behind the ears.

The graphite personality has eczema with characteristic discharges, with a “honey”-like liquid, yellowish in colour, sticky and thick.

Warts around the nails.

Keloid scars, hyperkeratosis, fissures with honey-coloured discharge, and varicose veins with burning and stinging sensation.

Dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating of the abdomen. Haemorrhoids and anal fissures.

Constipation without need for expelling, the faeces are thick and joined by mucus.

Hot flashes in perimenopausal women with a tendency to obesity and premenstrual syndromes with elongation of cycles, and short and sparing menstruation. 

Hypothyroidism with typical signs, fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain and constipation.

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