Lac Ovinum, Sheep’s Milk 2002

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  • Proving of Lac ovinum,Sheep’s Milk

    Remedy Abbreviation: lac-o

    Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy
    2002

    MASTER PROVER

    Eric Sommermann, PhD, CCH, RSHom (NA)

    SOURCE

    The milk of a Rambouillets-Hampshire ewe milked one week after lambing; collected by Beth Knudtsen-Spears (alumna) from a farm in East Central Minnesota; the farm is home to a herd of about thirty sheep.

    COMPILATION

    Suzanne Joyce and students of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. Themework by Lori Foley

    REMEDY AVAILABILITY

    NAH Pharmacy (763-746-9242)
    360 Homeopathy, Sara Weis (1-406-600-4550)
    Hahnemann, Helios (not at present) (3/21/11)

    Articles and Other Printable References

    A Proving of Lac Ovinum (Sheep’s Milk)
    By Jason-Aeric Huenecke
    This article was originally published in The American Homeopath Journal and appears by permission of the North American Society of Homeopaths.

    The American Homeopath Journal
    Vol 14, 2008
    Page 11

    Access Lac ovinum Theme Document (32 pgs) (PDF)

    Lac ovinum - Physical Rubrics (5 pages) (PDF)

    Access Entire Lac ovinum Proving Journal (71 pgs) (PDF)

  • Lac ovinum Natural History

    KINGDOM: Animalia
    PHYLUM: Chordata
    SUBPHYLUM: Vertebrata
    CLASSIFICATION: Mammalia
    ORDER: Artiodactyla
    SPECIES: Ovis aries

    BACKGROUND

    Name
    Breeding & Biology
    Classification
    Geographic Range and Evolution
    Herd Mentality
    Predators
    Food Habits
    Copper Toxicity
    Origins and Uses
    Milk
    Sacrifices
    Mythology
    Cliches
    Nursery Rhyme
    Chinese Year of the Sheep

  • Lac ovinum Remedy Overview

    PDF Here

    Themes - Mentals (Lac ovinum Specific)

    Equality, Irritability about Unfairness, on Principle

    Gentle, Not complain

    Giddy, Playful

    Good Samaritan, Desire to help

    Hurried, Not enough time, Impatient

    Low energy, Moving slower, Exhaustion

    Remaining calm and relaxed

    Task too big for lil’ol me, Feeling inadequate

    Unsafe, Flight, Attack

    Withdrawn, Not center of attention, and Avoidance (Sycotic)

    Common Milk Remedy Themes

    Disgust

    Forsaken, Alone and Sadness

    Rejected by the group

    Two wills

    Themes - Physicals

    Physical Rubrics, Remedy Overview - Physicals

  • MIND
    DREAMS
    PHYSICALS

    (Column 1: Rubric)
    (Column 2: Provers who experienced this symptom)

    MIND

    Mind; Air, open, amel 4, 5
    Mind; Air, Open, walking in amel 5
    Mind; Alone, being, amel 1, 5
    Mind; Anger, outbursts 4, 5, 13
    Mind; Anticipation 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14
    Mind; Anxiety, driving, from place to place 6
    Mind; Anxiety, health about 3, 5
    Mind; Anxiety, respiration impeded 6
    Mind; Anxiety, work about 1, 3, 5, 6
    Mind; Anxiety; anticipating 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13
    Mind; Awkward 4
    Mind; Brooding 5, 6, 12
    Mind; Busy 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14
    Mind; Cares, worries, full of 1, 2, 3, 5
    Mind; Cheerful 1, 2, 3, 9, 12, 14
    Mind; Childish 1
    Mind; Company, aversion to 1, 4, 5, 14
    Mind; Company, aversion to, solitude, desire for 1, 2, 14
    Mind; Concentration, difficult 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 14, 5, 6
    Mind; Confidence, want of self 1, 4, 12, 14
    Mind; Confident 5, 12, 14
    Mind; Consolation, aggr 5
    Mind; Conversation, amel 5
    Mind; Delusion; Attacked, is going to be 5
    Mind; Delusion; Kicked out, of group, he will be 6, 10
    Mind; Delusion; Save, he must, everyone 3, 5
    Mind; Delusion; Time, running out of 1, 2, 4,6, 10
    Mind; Delusion; Work, easier than expected 1, 2, 3, 5
    Mind; Discouraged 4, 5, 12
    Mind; Disgust 1, 6
    Mind; Dullness 1, 3, 4, 9, 13
    Mind; Eating, amel 1, 3, 5
    Mind; Embarrassment 1, 2, 3, 13
    Mind; Fear, abuse of 5
    Mind; Fear, alone, of being 5, 14, 6, 10
    Mind; Fear, attack, of 3, 5, 14
    Mind; Fear, poverty of 6
    Mind; Fear, pursued, of being 5
    Mind; Fear, rejection, of 6, 10
    Mind; Fear; ridiculed, of being 1, 5
    Mind; Forgetful 5, 6
    Mind; Forsaken feeling 6, 9, 10, 14
    Mind; Grief 4, 6, 14
    Mind; Help, desire to 1, 3, 4, 12
    Mind; Hurry, haste 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14
    Mind; Impatience 1, 3, 4, 6, 10
    Mind; Impatience, in work 2, 6
    Mind; Indolence, aversion to work 1, 2, 3, 4, 14
    Mind; Industrious, mania for work 5, 14
    Mind; Injustice, cannot support 5
    Mind; Irresolution, indecision 12, 14
    Mind; Irritability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14
    Mind; Irritability, hunger, aggr 2, 3
    Mind; Irritability, Watched, when 1, 2, 5
    Mind; Irritability; Alone; wishes to be 1, 5, 14
    Mind; Irritability; Quiet, but remains 6
    Mind; Irritability; Responsibility, too much on him 4, 5, 12, 14
    Mind; Irritability; Talking, others, to him 1, 2, 5, 10, 14
    Mind; Irritability; Way, someone gets in his 1, 4, 5
    Mind; Irritability; Work, too much, to do 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14
    Mind; Irritability; Work; distributed unfairly 1, 3
    Mind; Laughter 1, 3, 4
    Mind; Mistakes, making 1, 4, 5, 6
    Mind; Mistakes, speaking, in 5, 14
    Mind; Mood, changeable, variable 1, 3
    Mind; Morose, sulky, cross, fretful, ill-humor, peevish 1, 3
    Mind; Noise, noises, aggr 4, 5, 6
    Mind; Pity, pities, herself 1, 3, 4, 5
    Mind; Sadness 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14
    Mind; Sensitive, oversensitive, noise to 1, 2, 4, 6
    Mind; Sensitive, oversensitive; moral impressions, to 3, 10, 13, 14
    Mind; Sighing 1, 3, 9
    Mind; Spoken to, aversion to being 1, 3
    Mind; Stupor 1, 4
    Mind; Sympathetic, compassionate 3, 9, 12, 13
    Mind; Taciturn, indisposed to talk 1, 3
    Mind; Talk, taking, talks, childish 1
    Mind; Talk, taking, talks, desire to, to someone 1, 3, 4, 5
    Mind; Talk, taking, talks, loudly 1, 2, 3
    Mind; Thoughts, sexual 3, 4, 6
    Mind; Timidity 4, 6
    Mind; Tranquility 10, 14
    Mind; Violence, aversion to 1, 9
    Mind; Weary, of life 1
    Mind; Weeping, tearful mood 1, 3, 4, 5
    Mind; Will, contradiction of 1, 2, 5
    Mind; Work, accomplishing, amel 1, 3, 5, 10
    Mind; Work, aversion to 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 14
    Mind; Yielding, disposition 3, 4,

     

    DREAMS

    See also Dreams Overview in the Lac ovinum Remedy Overview section.

    Dreams; Alone, want to be 1, 10
    Dreams; Angels, guardian 1
    Dreams; Animals, fear of attack by 3, 4
    Dreams; Anxious 1, 4, 5, 6, 13
    Dreams; Betrayal 1, 3, 5
    Dreams; Body parts, arm falling off 9
    Dreams; Buffet 14
    Dreams; Climbing on hay bales 12
    Dreams; Coition 6, 13
    Dreams; College campus (dormitories), Hotels 4, 5, 6, 13, 14
    Dreams; Confidence increased an ability to get things done 5, 10
    Dreams; Crowds, parties 6, 9, 10, 14
    Dreams; Difficulties 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Dreams; Dirty 1, 4
    Dreams; Eating 1, 6
    Dreams; Embarrassing 1, 6, 9, 12
    Dreams; Endless tasks 4, 5, 6, 10
    Dreams; Faces, hovering above bed 9
    Dreams; Family, aunts, cousins, sons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12
    Dreams; Foods 1, 5, 6, 14
    Dreams; Frightful 3, 5
    Dreams; Houses 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14
    Dreams; Hurrying 1, 4, 6
    Dreams; Insects 4, 6
    Dreams; Mob, angry mob chases person out on ledge 5
    Dreams; Morals, conflict with 5
    Dreams; Murder, he would be murdered 9
    Dreams; Persecution 5, 6
    Dreams; Police, pursued by 5, 6
    Dreams; Problem-solving 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12
    Dreams; Ridiculing, taunting another 5, 9
    Dreams; Running (being chased) 5, 14
    Dreams; Sexual, anal intercourse; attraction 6
    Dreams; Singing 4, 9
    Dreams; Tasks, which should be difficult, but are completely easy 5
    Dreams; Unsuccessful efforts 1, 5, 6, 9, 12

    PHYSICALS

    See Also Physical Summary in the Lac ovinum Remedy Overview

     

    Abdomen; Distended 3, 4, 5, 10
    Abdomen; Hunger pains 4, 14
    Abdomen; Pain; stabbing 5
    Abdomen; Rumbling 3, 10
    Back, Pain; Stretching, desire to 1, 5, 6
    Back; Chill 4
    Back; Pain 1, 2
    Back; Pain, Bending aggr 1, 2
    Back; Pain; Ache, dull 1, 2
    Back; Pain; Burning 2, 12
    Back; Pain; Drawing 1, 5
    Back; Pain; Drawing, across shoulder blades 4, 5
    Back; Pain; Rubbing amel 2, 4, 5
    Back; Pain; Shoulder blades 2, 4, 5, 12, 14
    Back; Pain; Shoulder blades, right side 4, 5, 14
    Back; Pain; Tight 1, 2, 5, 14
    Back; Stiff 1, 2
    Chest; Mammae, complaints of, menses before 9, 10
    Cough; Barking 5
    Cough; Dry 5
    Cough; Expectoration; difficult 3, 4, 9, 14
    Expectoration; egg-white, sticky 5
    Extremities; Awkward 4
    Extremities; Coldness 1, 3, 4, 6, 10
    Extremities; Coldness, Feet 1, 10
    Extremities; Coldness, Feet, Toes 10
    Extremities; Coldness, Hands 1, 3, 4, 6
    Extremities; Falling asleep easily 3
    Extremities; Heaviness 1
    Extremities; Left-sided 3, 6, 9, 10, 12
    Extremities; Minty, sensation in arms 4
    Extremities; Numbness 3, 4, 5, 6
    Extremities; One-sided 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14
    Extremities; Pains 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
    Extremities; Pains, Cold aggr 12
    Extremities; Pains, Knee 2, 4, 12
    Extremities; Pains, Legs 1, 2, 3, 4, 12
    Extremities; Pains; Leg, right side 1, 3, 12
    Extremities; Right-sided 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14
    Extremities; Rubbery sensation 4
    Extremities; Stretching, desire to 3, 5, 14
    Extremities; Tingling 3, 4, 5, 6, 12
    Extremities; Weakness, Legs 1, 4
    Eye; Discoloration; red spot 14
    Eye; Movement of eyes aggravates head pain 4
    Eye; Photophobia 9, 12, 14
    Face; Jaw pain 6, 14
    Female; Discharge, white creamy, gel-like 9
    Female; Menses, early 14
    Female; Menses, scant brown in beginning 5
    Female; Menses; copious 14
    Female; Sexual desire increased during the day; decreased at night in bed 3
    Female; Sexual desire, diminished 3
    Female; Sexual desire, increased 3, 5, 10
    Fever alternating with chills 4
    Food; Aversions, Dairy, cheese, cream 5
    Food; Aversions, Fruits 4, 5
    Food; Aversions, Vegetables 3, 5
    Food; Aversions; Cold foods 1
    Food; Cravings, Soup 4
    Food; Cravings, Sweets 5
    Food; Cravings, Bread 1, 3, 4
    Food; Cravings, Chocolate 3, 5
    Food; Cravings, Drinks, cold 3
    Food; Cravings, Eggs, hard-boiled 14
    Food; Cravings, Farinaceous, pasta 2, 4, 10
    Food; Cravings, Fried foods 2, 5, 10
    Food; Cravings, Garlic 14
    Food; Cravings, Ice cream 2, 5
    Food; Cravings, Meat, Bacon, Chicken, salty meat 1, 2, 5, 14
    Food; Cravings, Peanut butter 2
    Food; Cravings, Pickles 4
    Food; Cravings, Pineapple 2
    Food; Cravings, Potato chips 5
    Food; Cravings, Raw foods 10, 14
    Food; Cravings, Salt 5, 10
    Food; Cravings, Tomato, salsa, tomato juice 10
    Food; Cravings, Warm foods 1, 4, 10
    Generals; Air, open, fresh air amel 3, 14
    Generals; Chill 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12
    Generals; Coldness aggr 1, 4
    Generals; Exhaustion 3, 4, 5, 6
    Generals; Heat, flushes of 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 13
    Generals; Heaviness 3, 4, 5
    Generals; Lack of vital heat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Generals; Lying down ameliorates 3, 4
    Generals; Minty sensation throughout 4
    Generals; Prostration 3, 4, 5, 13, 14
    Generals; Stretching, desire for 1, 3, 5, 6, 14
    Generals; Walking, ameliorates, continued motion 3
    Generals; Weakness 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14
    Head, Pain 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
    Head; Pain, Band, as if a 1
    Head; Pain, Eyes, behind 3, 4, 5, 10
    Head; Pain; Dull 1, 4, 5
    Head; Pain; Eyes, Right, behind 4, 5
    Head; Pain; Forehead 1, 2, 5
    Head; Pain; Leaning forward aggr 1
    Head; Pain; Lying amel 4, 5
    Head; Pain; Noise aggr 1, 3, 4
    Head; Pain; Pressure amel 4, 5
    Head; Pain; Right side 2, 4, 6, 9
    Head; Pain; Suddenly comes on 1, 2
    Head; Pain; Temples 1, 5, 6
    Head; Pain; Throbbing 1, 4, 9
    Head; Tingling, top on 10, 13
    Head; Tingling; drops of water on top, as if 13
    Hearing; Acute 1, 4, 5
    Hearing; Distant, sounds 4
    Male; Impotence 6
    Male; Sexual desire, diminished 6
    Male; Sexual desire, increased 6
    Mouth; Cracking, right corner of mouth 6
    Mouth; Saliva, profuse 4, 5, 6
    Mouth; Saliva, profuse, salty 15
    Mouth; Tongue, tingling 6
    Neck; Pain 14
    Neck; Stiff 4, 12, 14
    Nose; Congested 6, 12, 14
    Nose; Discharge 3, 4, 9, 12, 15
    Nose; Discharge, crusts 4, 6
    Nose; Discharge, watery 3, 12, 15
    Nose; Discharge; clear 3, 4, 15
    Nose; Discharge; profuse, running down 4, 12, 15
    Nose; Drainage; posterior nares 4, 9, 15
    Nose; Dryness 5
    Nose; Smelling acute 5, 6, 10, 14
    Nose; Smelling acute, felt assaulted by the strong smell of heavy perfume 5
    Perspiration; chills, with 4, 5
    Perspiration; heat, with flushes of 4, 13
    Rectum; Burning 3, 5, 6
    Rectum; Constipation 3, 6, 9, 12
    Rectum; Diarrhea 3, 5, 6, 10, 14
    Rectum; Flatulence 1, 3, 4, 5, 10
    Respiration; Difficult 1, 5
    Respiration; Sighing 1
    Skin; Bruising easily 14
    Skin; Dry 14, 15
    Skin; Eruptions 9, 14
    Skin; Formication 5
    Skin; Itching 5, 14, 15
    Skin; Itching, wandering 5
    Skin; Sensations, numb, rubbery, thick 14
    Skin; Warts (healed symptom) 12
    Sleep; Deep 10, 12, 15
    Sleep; Drowsiness 5, 14
    Sleep; Falling asleep, difficult 1, 5, 14
    Sleep; Falling asleep, easy 1, 5, 13, 14
    Sleep; Fitful 5, 14
    Sleep; Interrupted 4, 9
    Sleep; Naps 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 14
    Sleep; Sleepiness 1, 5, 10, 14
    Sleep; Sleepiness; overpowering, while eating 1
    Sleep; Sleeplessness 4, 5, 9, 14
    Sleep; Tossing much 5, 14
    Sleep; Waking, chilled 5
    Sleep; Waking, perspiration, with 5
    Sleep; Waking, tired 3, 4, 6, 9, 14
    Sleep; Waking; Hot, feels hot when wakes 1, 2, 5
    Stomach; Appetite, diminished 3, 4, 10, 12, 14
    Stomach; Appetite, diminished, evening in 3
    Stomach; Appetite, increased 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 14
    Stomach; Appetite, increased, snacking 1, 3, 14
    Stomach; Appetite; ravenous 1, 2, 3
    Stomach; eating amel 1, 2, 3, 14
    Stomach; Eating, though not hungry 4
    Stomach; Eructations 3, 5, 9, 10
    Stomach; Full, can’t get it to feel full 1, 2, 10
    Stomach; Full, feels 1
    Stomach; Hunger, on waking 1, 2
    Stomach; Nausea 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13
    Stomach; Nausea; extends to throat 4
    Stomach; Thirsty 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 15
    Stomach; Vomiting 3
    Stool; Brown, soft, tan colored 10, 14
    Stool; Loose 3, 4, 5, 10, 14
    Stool; Sputtering 3, 5
    Stool; Watery 3, 5
    Teeth; Sensitive 1
    Teeth; Sensitive, cold, to 1
    Throat; Dry 4, 5, 15
    Throat; Hawking 5, 9, 15
    Throat; Lump, sensation of 3, 5, 9
    Throat; Mucus 5, 9, 14
    Throat; Mucus; Tenacious 5
    Throat; Pain 4, 5, 9
    Throat; Pain, raw 4
    Throat; Pain, scratchy 5, 9
    Throat; Tingling 4
    Throat; Tingling, minty sensation 4
    Vertigo, Light-headed 3, 4
    Vertigo, Rocking sensation 5
    Vertigo; Dizzy 3, 4, 5
    Vertigo; Dizzy and minty all over 4
    Vision; Acute 12

     

     

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  • About the proving. 

    The proving of Sheep’s Milk was done in 2002 under the direction of Eric Sommermann. This was the second proving done by Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy as part of their curriculum for the homeopathy students enrolled in the program. 

    The goal of some of these early provings was to explore remedies indiginous to the North Central United States (i.e. Canadian Goose, Snapping Turtle, Loon, and Sugar Maple).

    Without the resources to organize and publish these early provings they sat for years as electronic files in the original prover journals.  In 2008, after the death of Eric Sommermann, Jason-Aeric Hunecke published summary articles of the early provings (Canadian Goose, Snapping Turtle and Sheep’s Milk) in The American Homeopath Journal.  Only recently with the easy access of the internet and additional dedicated resources has the school been able to sort through this data and prepare it in it’s current electronic form.