Liver and Gallbladder - Acquired Authority

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Narayana Verlag
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The place where disease manifests within the organ system is deeply significant. This is the site of conflict, but where there is conflict there is also the opportunity for resolution and in resolution lies cure.
The liver is the focus of the second volume in the series Organ Conflict Cure by Rosina Sonnenschmidt. The author shows us the energetic significance of the liver discussing its symbolism, the liver temperament and spiritual matters whilst outlining the place of the liver in the historical context of alchemy and its importance in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The issues associated with the liver are acquired authority the personal power that one develops in the course of ones life creativity, humour and drive. If the energy of the liver is suppressed, for example by low self-esteem, the result can be aggression and a wide variety of physical conditions ranging from rheumatism and diabetes to cirrhosis of the liver.
As well as providing detailed information about the structure, function and pathology of the liver, the author gives much invaluable practical advice on treating liver and gallbladder complaints based on her many years as a holistic therapist.
Areas covered include:
- nutrition
- deacidification and detoxification
- herbal remedies
- cleansing the liver and gallbladder
- homeopathy
- extensive section on homeopathic therapeutic remedies

Many schools of thought are drawn on throughout the book, the emphasis being on the miasmatic point of view.
This is a comprehensive and fascinating book that deals with every aspect of the liver in an easily accessible style.

Foreword:
It is the aim of this volume to view and treat the liver and its associated organ the gallbladder holistically, which naturally includes both miasmatic homeopathic and naturopathic treatment. I regard good nutrition as part of naturopathic treatment, as most problems that lead to chronic disease start with the diet. However, above and beyond reflecting on organ remedies, the book will try to understand the inner essence of liver and biliary function and their diseases. In this process of approaching the inner being of liver and gallbladder problems, I am also interested in the miasmatic consciousness, the cause of the disease which is manifesting mentally, emotionally and physically. My approach is creative, associative and sometimes perhaps even bold. But it should be permitted to look at everything concerning the liver and gallbladder both conventionally and unconventionally so that we at least approximate the incredible creativity of the liver.
With this volume of the series I hope to raise the awareness of homeopaths to liver themes and treatments.
I also hope to inspire naturopaths to treat the chronically ill holistically and to look into the homeopathic theory of miasms. Because I always try to see the detail in the whole and the whole in the detail from different points of view, I hope that this work will please both the general reader and the student of the healing arts.
More Information
SubtitleWith Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Excercises
ISBN9783941706132
AuthorRosina Sonnenschmidt
TypeHardback
LanguageEnglish
Publication Date2009-11
Pages114
PublisherNarayana Verlag
Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 103, Number 4 Winter 2010 Edition, with permission from American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine.

Reviewed by Jay Yasgur, RPh, MSc

Rosina Sonnenschmidt is a noted German seminar leader, author and healer. Judging from the bibliography, she has written at least ten books. Rosina's work clearly shows Indian (she spent time in India) and Chinese influences in her methodology: this eastern influence is evident through-out as figures of the Buddha and relevant quotations appear almost on every page. She does liberally quote western heal-ers as well:

"In homeopathy, weakness of the liver is recognised by patterns of symptoms...Even if there is no apparent liver disease, we can conclude that the liver is weakened from the existence of certain symptoms."- p. 3, (from Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology by Roger Morrison, p. 381). This book, her first in English and part of the 'Organ-Conflict-Cure Series,' deals with liver and gallbladder issues. Several volumes are planned in this series, each covering the subject by addressing the following themes: the organ system from a spiritual and physiological viewpoint; diseases associated with the organ; the mental and emotional issues of the organ system; organ-related conflicts and their resolution; miasmatic, therapeutic and constitutional homeopathy; mjmrjonal advice and naturopathic therapies.

This work consists of six chapters: Liver Energy, Liver and Gallbladder Issues, Structure of the Liver, A Holistic View of Liver Function, Diseases of the Liver and Gallbladder and Holistic Liver and Gallbladder Therapies.

Since the material is 'deep' one needs to approach it in a quiet and reflective manner. This will allow the reader to gain special insights. For example:

"And so we come to the final link in the network of relationships between liver - gallbladder - Jupiter - Mars - tongue - teeth - tin. The metal tin, (Lat: Stannum) reveals further aspects of the sphere of action of the liver and gallbladder. Anthroposophy, which has transformed the ancient knowledge of alchemy for our modern times, gives us valuable insights: " 'In that it is soft and malleable on the outside and inside is moderately hard and keeps its shape, tin repre-sents the counter process in Nature which the body can call upon for healing ... tin can be used comprehensively to heal the regulation between opposing areas of strength in the body, which express themselves on the one hand as building, growth and swelling up and on the other as hardening and drying up.' "- p. 25 (from Sieben Metalle by Wm. Pelikan, p. 86) So, it appears that Sonnenschmidt has studied anthroposo-phy too. The Steinerian approach, while quite dense and 'uninviting,' holds many pearls.

How does Rosina integrate homeopathy?
"I could have put homeopathy at the beginning of the liver therapies because it acts on all levels. But because many homeopaths tend to neglect the concrete physical needs of the liver and gallbladder because it is easier to just prescribe little sugar pills, I have kept the best until last."-p. 91.

Sonnenschmidt then goes into detail although in cookbook fashion, and mostly so in tabular form: Table 2: Liver Conditions and Remedies; Table 3: Selected Liver Remedies; Table 4: Remedies for Liver stones and Gallstones; Table 5: Ascites/Anasarca with Liver Involvement, and Table 6: Schuessler Tissue Salts for the Liver. There is little narrative weaving its way through the tables and little homeopathy discussed. Nonetheless there is useful material in this eight-een page section.

If you've had little exposure to esoteric approaches to homeopathy, this well produced and beautiful book will nourish that budding side. All can gain some crucial insights from this work.

About the Reviewer: Jay Yasgur is a pharmacist, author and member of the HPCUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States). He is the author of "A Dictionary of Homeopathic Medical Terminology," 3rd Ed. He republished and edited two homeopathic classics: "Some Clinical Experiences of E. E. Case, M.D.," and "Homoeopathic Materia Medica for Nurses, " 2nd Ed. Along with Mr. C. Ellithorp, they produced "The Dunham Lectures of J. T. Kent'. Mr. Yasgur recently finished a three year project, "Cumulative Index to the Homoeopathic Physician." Jay has worked for Weleda Inc. and Humphreys Pharmacal. Aside from writing, Mr. Yasgur works part time in retail pharmacy where he blends homeopathy into his pharmacy practice. He lives in Tempe, AZ.

Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 103, Number 4 Winter 2010 Edition, with permission from American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine.

Reviewed by Jay Yasgur, RPh, MSc

Rosina Sonnenschmidt is a noted German seminar leader, author and healer. Judging from the bibliography, she has written at least ten books. Rosina's work clearly shows Indian (she spent time in India) and Chinese influences in her methodology: this eastern influence is evident through-out as figures of the Buddha and relevant quotations appear almost on every page. She does liberally quote western heal-ers as well:

"In homeopathy, weakness of the liver is recognised by patterns of symptoms...Even if there is no apparent liver disease, we can conclude that the liver is weakened from the existence of certain symptoms."- p. 3, (from Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology by Roger Morrison, p. 381). This book, her first in English and part of the 'Organ-Conflict-Cure Series,' deals with liver and gallbladder issues. Several volumes are planned in this series, each covering the subject by addressing the following themes: the organ system from a spiritual and physiological viewpoint; diseases associated with the organ; the mental and emotional issues of the organ system; organ-related conflicts and their resolution; miasmatic, therapeutic and constitutional homeopathy; mjmrjonal advice and naturopathic therapies.

This work consists of six chapters: Liver Energy, Liver and Gallbladder Issues, Structure of the Liver, A Holistic View of Liver Function, Diseases of the Liver and Gallbladder and Holistic Liver and Gallbladder Therapies.

Since the material is 'deep' one needs to approach it in a quiet and reflective manner. This will allow the reader to gain special insights. For example:

"And so we come to the final link in the network of relationships between liver - gallbladder - Jupiter - Mars - tongue - teeth - tin. The metal tin, (Lat: Stannum) reveals further aspects of the sphere of action of the liver and gallbladder. Anthroposophy, which has transformed the ancient knowledge of alchemy for our modern times, gives us valuable insights: " 'In that it is soft and malleable on the outside and inside is moderately hard and keeps its shape, tin repre-sents the counter process in Nature which the body can call upon for healing ... tin can be used comprehensively to heal the regulation between opposing areas of strength in the body, which express themselves on the one hand as building, growth and swelling up and on the other as hardening and drying up.' "- p. 25 (from Sieben Metalle by Wm. Pelikan, p. 86) So, it appears that Sonnenschmidt has studied anthroposo-phy too. The Steinerian approach, while quite dense and 'uninviting,' holds many pearls.

How does Rosina integrate homeopathy?
"I could have put homeopathy at the beginning of the liver therapies because it acts on all levels. But because many homeopaths tend to neglect the concrete physical needs of the liver and gallbladder because it is easier to just prescribe little sugar pills, I have kept the best until last."-p. 91.

Sonnenschmidt then goes into detail although in cookbook fashion, and mostly so in tabular form: Table 2: Liver Conditions and Remedies; Table 3: Selected Liver Remedies; Table 4: Remedies for Liver stones and Gallstones; Table 5: Ascites/Anasarca with Liver Involvement, and Table 6: Schuessler Tissue Salts for the Liver. There is little narrative weaving its way through the tables and little homeopathy discussed. Nonetheless there is useful material in this eight-een page section.

If you've had little exposure to esoteric approaches to homeopathy, this well produced and beautiful book will nourish that budding side. All can gain some crucial insights from this work.

About the Reviewer: Jay Yasgur is a pharmacist, author and member of the HPCUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States). He is the author of "A Dictionary of Homeopathic Medical Terminology," 3rd Ed. He republished and edited two homeopathic classics: "Some Clinical Experiences of E. E. Case, M.D.," and "Homoeopathic Materia Medica for Nurses, " 2nd Ed. Along with Mr. C. Ellithorp, they produced "The Dunham Lectures of J. T. Kent'. Mr. Yasgur recently finished a three year project, "Cumulative Index to the Homoeopathic Physician." Jay has worked for Weleda Inc. and Humphreys Pharmacal. Aside from writing, Mr. Yasgur works part time in retail pharmacy where he blends homeopathy into his pharmacy practice. He lives in Tempe, AZ.