Staphisagria: suppressed anger

In homeopathy, Staphisagria works well in behavioural disorders that stem from withholding emotions such as rage, especially as a result of a traumatic experience or frustration.

Persons affected by Staphisagria are excitable and need an outlet for that excitement. If this is not the case, these feelings will be repressed, leading to the development of Staphisagria symptoms.

The female that matches the Staphisagria typology is usually passive, sweet and resigned. She is pleasant, delicate, excitable and reserved and has a tendency to keep her problems to herself – she is reluctant to share them with others as she does not want to inconvenience anyone.

She is usually submissive and incapable of standing up for her rights. If there is any dispute or antagonism, she will subordinate herself and succumb to the other person’s wishes, particularly those of her husband.

The male who meets the Staphisagria profile is sensitive, shy and vulnerable, particularly where his love life is concerned. He gives the impression of being virile and tough.

The child who responds well to the Staphisagria remedy displays aggressive behaviour and is sensitive to being disciplined or reprimanded.

Staphisagria: incapable of fighting back

The person who fulfils the Staphisagria typology is incapable of fighting back when they are humiliated or treated unfairly and will swallow up any anger or indignation without bitterness.

The person suppresses rage, keeps silent and impotent whilst maintaining a sweet, agreeable exterior. The patient is mentally wounded and the warning signs begin to appear.

Over time, the patient, male or female, is ever more vulnerable, less excitable and incapable of expressing emotion.

Frustrations are somatised and the Staphisagria individual has a tendency to develop hard, chronic tumours that do not decrease over time.

These swellings appear mainly in the sexual organs, the ovaries, the uterus or testicles in males. They also have a tendency to develop sties.

Staphisagria: relationships

Misfortunes and prolonged internal suffering in Staphysagria individuals are always linked to relationship issues.

They are happy in long-distance, platonic relationships where they can dream about their beloved. The problem starts when these daydreams become reality and the Staphisagria person submits him/herself to their partner.

They lose control of their own lives, and do not know how to respond and do as they are told. Their relationships don’t last long.

The Staphisagria individual shows a clear inclination towards masturbation as this serves as an outlet for their repressed feelings. Other outlets may include painting, music or poetry.

If they have been let down and strongly disappointed, they may exhibit physical symptoms such as diarrhoea,  frequent urination, inflammations, headaches, skin rashes that change position after scratching, itchy blisters, vertigo that decreases when the patient walks in circles and prostate enlargement.

When do we use Staphisagria?

We prescribe it for suppressed or bottled up anger, humiliation, sadness and restlessness. The person is unable to verbalise their feelings.

Onanism, sexual excess or abstinence that is not coped with well.

Staphisagria: Characteristics

The consciously or unconsciously have a tendency to bottle up feelings with, in turn, causes them to develop physical reactions.

These individuals are physically and mentally hypersensitive. The genital region is particularly hypersensitive, and any kind of contact can cause afflictions.

Rashes appear in different areas of the body and change place when they are scratched.

The patient may develop a burning pain in the gall bladder and urethra that feels better with urination. They may also develop toothaches when exposed to the cold or after eating.

Clinical indications

  • “Newly-wed” cystitis with pale urine that appears after the first sexual encounter/s.
  • A skin rash that changes location.
  • Painful surgical or post-operation wounds.
  • Recurrent sties or chalazions, especially on the upper eyelid
  • All physical manifestations due to anger or indignities
  • Behavioural disorders and somatisations that stem from repressed anger, humiliation, frustration, indignation and hidden sadness. These may appear as skin, digestive, urinary and cardiac disorders with backache, mood swings or sleep disorders.
  • Vertigo that diminishes when the patient walks in circles.
  • Tooth ailments that worsen with exposure to cold.
  • Nausea and vomiting with hyper salivation in pregnancy.

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