Warts-those bothersome growths that appear on the skin resembles miniature cabbages. Presumably due to viruses, they are usually burned off from the dermatologist only to grow again someplace else. How can homeopathy treat warts? There are particular homeopathic medicines that are famed for removing warts like Thuja occidentalis, Causticum and nitric oxide.
All the homeopathic books cite these medications and lots of homeopaths give them at a regular type of way. But that’s NOT homeopathy. There are no specifics in homeopathy. Because of this, those three medications only occasionally remove warts. Why is this?
It’s because we treat the disease THROUGH THE INVIDIVIDUAL. It’s the individual who’s producing the warts. The person is unique with unique characteristics and these characteristics have little to do with the wart. Yet, paradoxically, they do have something to do with the wart. Let’s see how it works out.
A 14 year old boy came to me in March, 2005, with warts on his fingers close to his claws. Several years before, he had warts on the soles of his feet. They were burned off with a dermatologist. This isn’t the way to treat warts. They aren’t a local, external disorder. Yes, they do seem on the exterior. Yes, they do localize on the skin. But, they could only be there due to the cooperation of the entire organism. Nothing happens without the consent of the bigger whole. The virus can’t take root and grow the wart unless conditions allow.
It’s a bit like growing orchids. They need the perfect soil, the perfect temperature and the ideal combination of sunlight and shade. All factors together allow orchids to grow. So in case you would like to kill your orchid, you can snip it off the stem, but it might just grow back. But if you change the conditions so that they become inhospitable, the orchid will wither and perish. And so it is with warts. If you burn them off, they’ll grow back in that place or elsewhere. Best to create the environment so strong and healthy the virus which makes the wart cannot survive. I discovered this adolescent was hot-natured, i.e., he had great body warmth and favored cooler weather. He discovered in bed at night. He regularly had a bowel movement immediately on rising in the morning. In addition, he explained,”An empty feeling in the gut.” It happened daily around 11 a.m.
Now, that is striking!
When I look for that symptom at the Repertory (a large concordance of symptoms and the medications that treat them) I find it readily. The top medicine under the heading,”STOMACH, Emptiness, morning, 11 a.m.” is Sulphur. It happens that those who require Sulphur are warm-natured and favor the cool and have a tendency to have their bowel movement immediately or shortly after rising. Notice! I paid scant attention to the wart. Rather, I paid attention to what we homeopaths call”The Totality of the Symptoms.” These lead me to Sulphur which he obtained and the warts gradually receded and stopped growing in two to three months.