Importance of Dream rubrics in Kent’s Repertory

Dr Aparna Ghosh E.N

ABSTRACT:
Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening and bizarre. Dream analysis is a way to understand the mind. Dreams are related to nature, character and personality of a dreamer. In this article an attempt has been made to understand the Rubric Dreams from Kent’s Repertory and first grade remedies covering the same and its interpretation in homoeopathic practice.

KEYWORDS: Dreams, Kent’s Repertory

INTRODUCTION
Dreams are given importance in Homoeopathic Case taking and analysis. Dreams reveals suppressed desires and emotions and provides relevant rubrics for Repertorisation. Kent’s Repertory is based on the philosophy of Generals to Particulars. Dreams comes under generals. Each person has different dreams. Dreams helps in individualising a patient and locate similimum. 

Dreams mainly occur in the two hours of  Rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. The length of a dream can varies from few seconds to 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase. The average person has three to five dreams per night and some may have up to seven. Most of the dreams are immediately or quickly forgotten. Dreams tend to last for longer as the night progresses.

Common Types of Dreams are: –

DAYDREAMS: A daydream starts with a compelling thought, memory or fantasy, and your imagination runs away. The longer you daydream, the deeper you become immersed in your private fantasy land. During daydreams, you are semi-awake. Clearly not asleep – but not fully checked-in with reality, either.

NORMAL DREAMS: Everybody has normal dreams every single night. These dreams arise mostly out of REM sleep and are essential to our survival. Common dreams about people and experience that we can sometimes forget.

NIGHTMARES: Nightmares are distressing dreams that cause the dreamer to feel a number of disturbing emotions. Common reactions to a nightmare include fear and anxiety. 

FALSE AWAKENING DREAMS: A vivid type of dreams that feels like you have woken up but you are actually still asleep.

LUCID DREAMS: In Lucid dreaming, dreamer is aware that they are dreaming. They may have some control over their dream. This measure of control can vary between lucid dreams.

FIRST GRADE REMEDIES FOR DREAMS:
There are 48 First grade remedies for Rubric Dreams in Kent’s Repertory. They are following: –

Sl no

               MEDICINE

                                             DREAMS

1

Aconite

Anxious dreams. Long dreams with anxiety in chest.

2

Alumina

Anxious and confused, frequent dreams, Dreams of robbers. Dreams with talking, laughter, tears, lamentations, groans and somnambulism. Dreams of horses, of quarrels, of vexation, of fire, of marriages, of spectres, of death, Dreams with fear of death after waking. Nightmare.

3

Amm-c

Dreams anxious, Nightmare when falling asleep. Sleep full of dreams both anxious and romantic, historical and lascivious. Dreams of spectres, of death, of vermin, of quarrels.

4

Amm-mur

Amorous dreams, anxious, of difficulties, frightful, terrific or lascivious

5

Anacardium

Anxious dreams, disgusting or horrible, with cries, lively dreams with meditation and activity of mind. Dream of dead bodies, of fire, vivid dreams, of projects, of diseases, of dangers.

6

Arnica

Dreams of death, mutilated bodies, of unbraiding, of indecision, anxious and terrible, anxious.

7

Arsenicum

Frequent dreams. Dreams are full of care, accidents, anxious, of dead, of difficulties, frightful, threat, fantastic, lively and angry dreams.  Dreams of storms, of fire, of black waters and darkness. Dreams with meditation.

8

Asarum

Nightly vexatious dreams about humilitations.

9

Aurum

Restless sleep with anxious dreams of thieves. Frightful dreams

10

Baryta carb

Frequent waking and anxious dreams.

11

Bell

Nightmare-Dreams anxious, terrible, frightful, vivid. Dreams of fire, of robbers, assassins, meditative, of falling.

12

Borax

Voluptuous dreams, frightful.

13

Bryonia

Dreams of events of previous day, busy dreams, vivid dreams of transactions of the day.

14

Calc ars

Frightful dreams.

15

Calc

Night terrors – Dream of dead. Anxious, frequent, fantastic, pleasant, vivid dreams, confused, frightful and horrible. Dreams of sick and dead persons.

16

Carb anim

Fantastic dreams. Sleep with unquiet dreams.

17

Carb-S

Deep morning sleep with anxious, vexatious dreams, Nightmare.

18

Cina

Night terrors of children, cries out, screams, wakes frightened.

19

Cocc

Anxious dreams, frightful, vivid dreams, Dreams of death and disease.

19

Conium

Frightful dreams, Dreams of death, disease, danger, mutilation and quarrels.

20

Crot-c

Frightful dreams.

21

Graph

Dreams of accidents, of deaths, of misfortune, of fire. Anxious, vivid dreams, dreams with meditations.

22

Hepar

Dreams of fire, sickness, danger, guns.

23

Ignatia

Dreams continuing a long time, troubling him. Dreams of mental exertion. Dreams with reflection and reasoning, or with fixed ideas.

24

Kali ars

Frightful dreams.

25

Kali brom

Night terrors and horrible dreams, frightful, confused dreams.

26

Kali carb

Frightful dreams. Dreams of robbers, of death, of danger, of serpents, of sickness, spectres, of devils.

27

Kali n

Dreams of journey. Anxious and uneasy dreams about dangerous situations, Nightmare.

28

Lach

Amorous dreams. Dreams of death, fantastic. Dreams connected and frequent, poetical, meditative or voluptuous, dreams of quarrels, of horrible things, of spectres.

29

Laur

Dreams of fire.

30

Lyco

Dreams of misfortune, frightful. Voluptuous, vivid, mournful dreams, dreams of murder, of occupation of the day. Anxious dreams of fatal accidents-jerks, cries, starts with fright, or bursts of laughter, or tears and groans during sleep.

31

Mag-c

Anxious dreams. Dream of dead, fire, flood, robbers, quarrels, money, pleasures, misfortunes.

32

Nat carb

Dreams pleasant, amorous, anxious which after waking seem to be true. Frightful dreams of deaths, floods, quarrels, robbers, devils, thieves, of travelling.

33

Nat mur

Dreams of vivid and lascivious dreams, with prolonged erections and pollutions. Anxious, distressing dreams with tears and talking during sleep. Frightful dreams of quarrels, murders, fire, thieves. Dreams of thieves in the house, making so strong an impression that patient wakes up and cannot go to sleep again until the house has been searched. Fantastic dreams-Dreams of being thirst, starts and talks in sleep and tosses about. Dreams which still keep possession of the mind after waking, and which are believed to be realities.

34

Nicc

Frightful dreams.

35

Nit acid

Fantastical, voluptuous, anxious, frightful dreams, often with cries, plaintive groans, talking and starts with fright. Dreams of death, of spectres, of business of day, of crimes, of festivities.

36

Nux vomica

Continual, fantastic, terrible, and anxious, or voluptuous dreams, full of cruelties and horror, meditation and cares, dreams of vermin, mutilated bodies, teeth falling out, of the occupations of the day, of urgent business.

37

Opium

Child dreams of cats, dogs, black forms, amorous, fantastic, pleasant. Nightmare- Lascivious, frightful, and anxious dreams.

38

Paeon

Nightmare-Unrefreshing dreams, unremembered, frightful, of death, of relatives, quarrelsome, anxious, vivid, wonderful, amorous after midnight, disturbing sleep, of ghost sitting upon his chest and oppressing his breath, so that he often woke groaning making respiration anxious.

39

Phos acid

Amorous, lascivious dreams with emissions. Anxious fear of death, with fear on waking.

40

Phos

Anxious, distressing, lascivious, frightful and horrible, vivid and uneasy, of animals which bite, of robbers, fire, business of the day which he could not finish, bloodshed, death, quarrels, creeping things and Nightmare- Somnambulism.

41

Puls

Fearful, frightful, anxious, confused, vivid, disgusting, voluptuous dreams, of quarrels and of business of the day, of spectres, and dead. Dreams of misfortune.

42

Rhus tox

Anxious, Dreams of great exertion, roaming over fields, vivid dreams of the business of the day with talking during sleep.

43

Silicea

Anxious dreams. Dreams of events long past, vivid. Lascivious dreams. Dreams of robbers, assassins, dogs, voyages, spectres. 

44

Spongia

Sad, anxious, frightful. Dreams.

45

Staph

Dreams amorous with emissions, pleasant.

46

Sulphur

Vivid, beautiful, pleasant dreams. Happy dreams when one wakes up singing, busy all the time, wishing to touch something with inability to do so.

47

Thuja

Anxious dreams when lying on left side. Dreams of dead, of falling from high places, misfortune.

48

Viola-t

Dreams vivid and amorous.

Conclusion:
In Kent’s Repertory, Dreams has been given elaborately in Chapter “Sleep”. Dreams are given higher priority in the selection of the similimum. It helps in forming the totality of symptoms thereby helps in individualising the patient as well as the remedies. Thus, establishing complete cure.

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Dr Aparna Ghosh E.N
MD Part 1, Dept of case taking and Repertory
Under the guidance of Dr Munir Ahmed R
Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital,Bengaluru

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