ONTARIO COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Thuja Occidentalis – Remedy Spotlight

Thuja occidentalis is an evergreen tree that is native to North America. It is known as the Tree of Life. The North American natives had discovered its medicinal qualities long before Dr. Hahnemann.
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The homeopathic remedy is prepared from the fresh twigs and leaves. The tree contains an essential oil which is used for the treatment of wart infections.
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Thuja is a deep acting remedy. There is a fragile sense of identity, secrecy and a need to please. The Thuja patient is always reserved. The patient’s physical appearance may look “sickly”. The skin manifests many symptoms including overgrowth of tissue, like warts. The perspiration smells of honey or can smell pungent.
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There are violent aggravations from keeping still.
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Thuja has a profound action on the glands, stitching, tearing pains as if the gland were being torn to pieces (especially the left ovary).
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Thinks their soul and body are separated. They feel delicate, as if made of glass and they will break. Feels as if there’s something alive in their abdomen. As if someone is walking beside them.
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Tearing headaches, better by heat.
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There is catarrh running through the body sometimes with copious expectoration. There are kidney and urinary symptoms that are striking (sharp pain in the kidneys and burning urine often bloody).
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Intolerance to onions and most pungent foods.
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Worse wet weather.

 

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Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

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