This is an edited and augmented excerpt from one of Manfred Mueller’s tutorials. Manfred developed The Mueller Method™ which introduces many features that go above and beyond standard homeopathic practice. The following cases will help the reader to have a better overview of how The Mueller Method™ works in clinical homeopathic practice, with a special focus on identifying causes, so-called “obstacles to cure,” and how to overcome them. For more information on The Mueller Method™ and its features, please read the article “The Mueller Method™ – Digging Deeper Into Your Homeopathic Toolbox”.
Case 1: Perineal Rash in an Infant
Infant girl, two months old. A painful, red, irritating rash appeared on the perineum after three weeks of daily dosing with Q potencies of the remedy Carcinosinum (one drop dose daily, beginning with 1Q and raising the potency to 2Q after 10 days, and so forth), given as a constitutional remedy. Medorrhinum was the only remedy found under the rubric for “eruption; perineum, infant.” Instead of using Medorrhinum, which only covered this one symptom and not an entire “syndrome” or the constitutional characteristics of this child, I looked at the case more thoroughly.
Why would Carcinosinum bring out a rash in the perineum? My guess was, an obstacle to cure existed – either something that was being used topically or there was a contact dermatitis of sorts.Carcinosinum was too dissimilar to this “condition” but similar to the “patient” and brought out a group of newer, latent symptoms. Upon further questioning of the mother, I decided that the “natural” diaper wipes the she’d been using could have been responsible for the eruption. While the ingredients seemed innocuous, I did find one potentially offending substance – potassium sorbate. I looked up the health effects potassium sorbate and found, yes, it can cause skin rashes. So the mother discontinued use of the wipes and we gave Potassium sorbate in a 30C potency in water, 3 doses day, for 3 days. By the next day the rash was gone and there was never any recurrence, even after months of being on her daily dosing of Carcinosinum.