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Lic. en Medicina y Cirugía 35/35/04460 - Médico homeópata
Homoeopathy treasures: Lachesis mutus This remedy, used for the first time in 1828, was the first remedy made from snake venom. In the years that followed, a large variety of remedies were created from other venoms of other snakes, scorpions and even jellyfish. Thanks to the greater dilution of the atomic number, they lack chemical toxicity. The succussion in aqueous environment gives the remedy its physical activity. Lachesis muta, belongs to the family of the rattlesnakes but has an atrophied rattle, which gave its name of “mutus”, mute.
Thankfully, in Fuerteventura, there are no snakes or insects that have potentially lethal bites, but on the Mainland, there are for example viper bites in summer. Lachesis is especially useful in this type of injury from snakes, animals or insects when the bite becomes purple, with necrosis or festering. Ingesting the remedy doesn't exclude the necessity to have the adequate treatment and the required antidote, but it helps for a quicker recovery and minimises the risk of complications.
The classic modalities of Lachesis mean that it is also indicated for other uses, such as: The treatment of ailments localised on the left side of the body. The pain appears or gets worse at night and with the heat. It is also used for left side hemicrania that wakes up the patient in the middle of the night and requires the application of cold locally or it is used for sciatica on the left side when the patient feels it when getting up in the morning.