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Sep 30, 2011

Never Been Well Since - By Joy Lucas

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Never Been Well Since

Joy Lucas

A Great teacher Of Homeopathy
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Abortion: Nat mur; Carc; Tub; Pyrogen; Ign; Staph; Syph

Accidents: (with joint trouble) Syph; (with depression) Op; Carbo veg; Gels; (spine) Bellis per; (childbirth) Calc phos; (dorsal) Hyper; (cervical) Ham; (old) Sil; Thuja; (head) Arn; Nat sulph; (with bursting H/A’s) Glon; (skull) Hell;

Acute Illness: Psor; Carbo veg; Sulph; Sil; Tub; Calc phos; other nosodes;...

Allopathic drugs: Gaertner;

Ambition loss: Nux vom

Anger: Cham; Anac; Staph; Colocynth;

Anaesthetics: Phos;

Antibiotics: Nit-ac; Sulph; Gaertner; Penicillin;

 Bathing, cold: Ant-c; Bellis; Rhus tox;

Birth: Pyrogen; Secale; Bellis

Blood transfusion: Carc;

Blows to soft tissue: Conium; Bellis:

Boils: Bovista; Pyrogen; Anthrac; Staphyloccocin;

Breast milk suppressed: Calc carb; Bry;

Broncho-pneumonia: Morgan;

Business  failure: Ambra gris; Arg-nit; Sil;

Catarrhal illness: Tub;

Chest illness: Sulph; Kali carb;

Childhood: Calc carb; Carc;

Chloroform: Phos; Chloro;

Climacteric: Lach; Kreos;

Confinement: Bell

Coal gas: Bovista;

Cortisone: Cortis;

D & C: Nit-ac

Deaths: Ambra gris; Nat mur; Carc; Kali brom;

Diarrhoea: China; Op; Zinc; China ars; Sep; Nux mosch

Diptheria: Lac can; Gels; Caust; Arg-nit;

Disappointed love: Tarent; Hyos; Ign; Nat mur; Phos-ac;

Discharges: Bry; Sil; Cup met; China

Ear discharges: Merc; Stram;

ECT: Elect;

Exertion: Bellis; Bry;

Falls and Shocks: Arn; Gels;

Fatigue: Calc phos;

Fear: Acon; Op; Stram;

Foot sweat: Sil;

Frustration: Staph; Con; Phos;

Glandular fever: Carc; Tub;

Gonorrhea: Thuj; Med: Lac can; Puls;

Grief: Ign; Caust; Phos-ac; Aur-mur; Cocc; Lach; Nat mur; Staph; Carc; Amm mur;

Hay fever: Histamine;

Headaches: Mag phos; China Sal; Stannum;

Head injuries: Hyper; Glon; Nat sulph;

Haemorrhage: China; Collinsonia;

Hepatitis: Carc;

Histamine injections: Histamine;

Hysterectomy: Ooph; Arist-clem; Follic; Ign; Staph; Lach; Bell;

Inflammatory illness: Carc;

Insults: Staph;

Iron injections: Puls; Phos;

Joy: Coff;

Labour: Pyrogen; Sep; Thuja;

LSD: Phos; Mang;

Lover left: Lyc;

Loss: Nat mur; Aur mur;

Measles: Sulph; Puls; Carbo veg; Sil; Dros; Kali carb; Ip; Ars;

Mental trauma: Psor;

Marriage: Lach; Staph; Med;

Migraines: China sal;

Mumps: Parotid; Puls;

Nervous breakdown: Asaf; Med; Mag phos; Ign; Acon; Asar;
Night watching: Cocc;

Operations: Staph; Stront carb; Gaertner; Pyrogen; Calc phos; Collinsonia; Nux vom; Bellis;

Over heated: Bry; Glon;
Overstraining: Rhus tox;

The Pill: Ooph; Nat mur; Sep; Avena sat; Fraxin amer; Lil-tig;

Piles: Collinsonia; Sulph; Nux vom;

Pneumonia: Carc; Kali carb; Morgan; Phos; Lyc; Sulph; Carbo veg;

Puberty: Sulph; Puls; luna; Syph; Sepia;

Poisons: Hepar sulph; Calc ox; Ip; Mez; Alum; Plat; Colocynth; Caust; Sulph-ac; Aurum; Sars; Nit-ac; Sil; Puls; Coff; Nat mur; Calc sulph; China; Ars;

Rage: Cham;

Rape: Ign; Sep; Acon; Caust; Staph;

Rheumatic fever: Streptoccocin; Iod; Kalmia; Aur; Syph; Med;

Rubella: Gaertner;

Scarletina: Calc carb; Cham; Apis;

Shock: Arn; Ambra gris; Carbo veg; Iod; Phos-ac;

Sleep, loss of: Cocc; Nux vom;

Sterilisation: Follic; Staph; Arist-clem; Lach;

Sunstroke: Nat carb; Gels

Sweat: Colch; Sil; Bar carb; Zinc; Dulc; Cup met;

Tampons: Lach; Cup met;

Tonsilitis: Phyt; Streptoccocin;

Trauma: Arn; Bellis; Hyper; Nat sulph; Ruta

U V Rays: Nit-ac;

Vaccinations: Pyrogen; Thuja; Apis; Staph; Ledum; Nat sulph; Puls; Sil;

Venereal disease: Syco co; Proteus; Med; Syph;

Warts: Staph; Merc; Nit-ac; Thuja;

Whooping cough: Carc; Carbo veg; Dros;

X-Rays: X-ray; Cobaltum; Rad brom;

Sep 28, 2011


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke 


It acts upon the muscular fibers of the blood – vessels. Much muscular soreness. Lameness, as if sprained. Venous congestion, due to mechanical causes. First remedy in injuries to the deeper tissues, after major surgical work. Results of injuries to nerves with intense soreness and intolerance of cold bathing. After gout, debility of limbs.

Traumatism of the pelvic organs, auto-traumatism, expresses the condition calling for this remedy; ill effects from masturbation. Excellent remedy for sprains and bruises. Complaints due to cold food or drink when the body is heated, and in affections due to cold wind. Externally, in naevi. Acne. Boils all over. Sore, bruised feeling in the pelvic region. Exudations, stasis, swelling, come within the range of this remedy. Rheumatic symptoms. Does not vitiate the secretions. “It is a princely remedy for old laborers, especially gardeners.” ( Burnett.)

Head – Vertigo in elderly people. Headache from occiput to top of head. Forehead feels contracted. Bruised soreness. Itching around scalp and over back, worse from hot bath and bed.

Female – Breasts and uterus engorged. Varicose veins in pregnancy. During pregnancy inability to walk. Abdominal muscles lame. Uterus feels sore, as if squeezed.

Sleep – Wakes early in the morning and cannot get to sleep again.

Abdomen – Soreness of abdominal walls and of uterus. Stitches in spleen, sore, enlarged. Yellow, painless diarrhea, foul odor, worse at night. Bloated; rumbling in bowels.

Skin – Boils. Ecchymosis, swelling, very sensitive to touch. Venous congestion due to mechanical causes. Varicose veins with bruised sore feeling. Exudations and swellings. Acne.

Extremities – Joints sore, muscular soreness. Itching on back and flexor surfaces of thighs. Pain down anterior of thighs. Wrist feels contracted as from elastic band around joint. Sprains with great soreness. Railway spine*.

Modalities – Worse, left side; hot bath and warmth of bed; before storms; cold bathing; cold wind.

Relationship – Compare: Arn.; Ars.; Staph.; Ham.; Bry.; Vanad. (degenerative states).

Dose – Tincture to third potency.


* Railway spine - It is a nineteenth century term for the post-traumatic symptoms of passengers involved in rail accident. It is an abnormal condition due to severe concussion of the spinal cord. Ataxia, back pain, sensory disturbances, muscular dysfunctions and some general features are included in it.


Sep 27, 2011

A Case of Asthmatic Respiration

Copyright © 2010 Dr R S Mann

A Case of Asthmatic Respiration

Presented By
Dr R. S. Mann

A Male 40 yrs of age, suffering from asthmatic respiration since many years. Asthmatic attacks periodically; as every month but no specific season of occurrence. Aggravation, Evening, when head becomes cold, and  by dust. Patient told that he must lie down with head high otherwise he is unable to breath. Patient has emphasized that he can only sleep with very thick pillow.  In rainy weather asthmatic problems somewhat increases.
Walking aggravates. Patient lives on hilly area so he feels very discomfort in his daily routine, cause everyday he has to walk kilometers to fulfill his various needs.

Earlier patient has received Sulph, Phos, Ars Alb for his complaints without much relief.

His characteristic clinical feature is – “difficult respiration ameliorated by lying on head high.”

May 19, 2010

 Eupatorium Perf 30   TDS for a week.

Jun 4, 2010

One attack of dyspnoea on May 25, 2010 for 6 – 7 hours. 
Sac. Lac. for two weeks.

June 22, 2010

Mild discomfort, like heaviness in chest.
No attack of dyspnoea.
Eupatorium Perf 30 TDS for a week with Sac. Lac. for three weeks.

July 24, 2010

No attack of dyspnoea, not any discomfort. Quite well.
Sac. Lac. For a month.

August 23, 2010

Not any discomfort or difficulty in respiration.
Sac. Lac. For two weeks.

September 9, 2010

Completely well.
Sac. Lac. For a month.

October 16, 2010

No signs and symptoms of any kind of asthmatic respiration.
Sac. Lac. For two weeks and advised to discontinue medicine. And was directed to contact if anytime he get his asthma back in between, or asked to report after 6 months.

April 4, 2011

Reported he is well.


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke 

(Fresh Water Sponge)

Soreness of muscles and integuments; worse motion and friction of clothes, with sensitiveness to cold. Glands swollen. General paresis. Basedow’s disease. Lues, bubo, roseola.

Head – Sensation of enlargement and fullness. Pain in forehead and temple, extending to eyeballs, worse in afternoon. Blueness under eyes. Dandruff; scalp sore, dry, tetter-like. Dull, dizzy feeling in head. Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge, with asthmatic breathing and suffocative cough. Influenza. Slight sounds are greatly accentuated.

Eyes – Twitching of left upper lid; eyeballs tender; aching in eyeballs. Intermittent sore pain in eyeball, coming on at 3 p. m.

Respiratory – Cough; worse in afternoon, better in warm room. The mucus flies out of mouth and nostrils. Whooping cough, with thick yellow expectoration; flies out. Hay-fever with asthmatic breathing. Pleuritic stitches in chest, neck and back.

Stomach – Mouth hot. Much thirst. Lancinating pain in pit of stomach extending to vertebra and scapula.

Female – Metrorrhagia; worse at night, with feeling of enlargement of head. [Arg.] Cancer of breast. [Asterias; Con.; Carbo an.; Plumb iod.]

Heart – Indescribable bad feeling about the heart with soreness and pain, flying stitches all over.

Skin – Sore to touch. Freckles. Rhagades .    

Back – Stitches in nape, scapula. Pain in small of back, hips and lower limbs. Very stiff neck. Muscles and skin sore, as if beaten.

Modalities – Worse by cold. Better, by heat.

Relationship – Compare: Merc. Similar but opposite modalities. Spongia; Kali hyd.; Phytol.; Conium.

Complementary: Sulph.; Merc.; Iod.

Dose – First to sixth attenuation. 

Sep 23, 2011


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 Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke. 

(Gum of the Stinkasand)

The flatulence and spasmodic contraction of stomach and esophagus with reverse peristalsis are the most marked symptoms. In its selection, its relation to the hysterical and hypochondriacal patients, must be borne in mind. Beside these superficial symptoms, it has been found to affect favorably deep ulcerations, caries of bones, especially in the syphilitic organism; here the extreme sensitiveness and terrible throbbing, nightly pains, guiding to its use.

Head – Irritable; complains of her troubles; sensitive. Boring above eyebrows. Pressive pain from within outward.

Eyes – Orbital neuralgia; better, pressure and rest. Iritis and intraocular inflammations, with boring, throbbing pains at night. Stitches under left frontal eminences. Boring pains in and around eyes. Syphilitic iritis. Superficial corneal ulcer with digging pains; worse at night.

Ears – Offensive otorrhoea, with boring pain in mastoid bone. Mastoid disease with pain in temporal region with pushing out sensation. Offensive, purulent discharge.

Nose – Syphilitic ozaena, with very offensive purulent discharge. Caries of nasal bones. [Aurum.]

Throat – Globus hystericus. Ball rises in throat. Sensation as if peristaltic motion were reversed and esophagus were driven from stomach to throat.

Stomach – Great difficulty in bringing up wind. Flatulence and regurgitation of liquid. Hysterical flatulence. Great distention. Sensation of emptiness and weakness, with distention and beating in stomach and abdomen. Forcible eructation of gas. Pulsation in pit of stomach. Violent gastralgia; cutting and burning in stomach and region of diaphragm. Gurgling and rolling of wind, which escapes afterwards with loud and difficult eructation.

Female – Mammae turgid with milk in the unimpregnated. Deficient milk, with oversensitiveness.

Rectum – Distended, griping, with hunger. Obstinate constipation. Pain in perineum, as if something dull pressed out. Diarrhea, extremely offensive, with meteorism, and regurgitation of food.

Chest – Spasmodic tightness, as if lungs could not be fully expanded. Palpitation more like tremor.

Bones – Darting pain and caries in bones. Periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged. Ulcers affecting bones; thin, ichorous pus.

Skin – Itching, better scratching; ulcers painful on edges. Suppressed skin symptoms produce nervous disorders.

Modalities – Worse, at night; from tough; left side, during rest, warm applications. Better, open air; from motion, pressure.  

Relationship – Antidotes : China.; Mercur.
Compare: Moschus; China; Mercur; Aurum.

Dose – Second to sixth potency.



Sep 22, 2011


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke. 


A remedy for catarrhal states. Hay-fever.

Head – Itching; falling of hair; roots of hair painful. Pustules. Pain in occiput, extends to right ciliary region. Deep seated pain in sides of head.

Ears – Burning and itching in auditory canals. Eczema behind ears.

Nose – Hay-fever begins with burning and itching of palate and conjunctiva. Annoying itching in the nostrils and roof of the mouth. [ Wyethia.] Coryza loss of smell. [ Nat. Mur.] Sneezing, itching of nostrils.

Mouth – Burning and itching; bleeding of gums. Ulcers and exfoliations in the commissures. Fissures in tongue.

Stomach – Coldness in stomach. Longing for acids.

Abdomen – Movement as from something alive. Flatulence pain at pubic region.

Stool – Greenish. Burning at anus. Diarrhea of nursing children. [ Cham.; Calc. Phos.]

Urine – Burning. Red sediment. [Lyco.]

Male – Pain in spermatic cord after embrace.

Female – Menses too early and profuse. Neuralgic pains from face to shoulders and pubis. Desire with vaginal pruritus.

Respiratory – Dyspnoea; cough; bluish expectoration. Burning and pain in nipples.

Extremities – Itching, burning; edema of hands and feet. Burning and swelling of soles. Copious and offensive sweat of feet.

Skin – Eczema; itching and crawling, especially of chest, upper extremities. Fissures in fingers and heels.

Relationship – Compare: Anthoxantum – sweet vernal grass (a popular medicine for hay-fever and coryza). Lolium; Cepa; Sabad; Silica.

Dose – Third to sixth potency.



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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke. 

(Brazilian Snake Root)

Stitching pains in various parts. Pain in heels, burning in anus and frequent irritation. Flatulence in stomach and abdomen. Pain in back and extremities. Stiffness of legs. Pain in tendo-Achillis. Itching and swelling around the malleoli.

Relationship – Compare: Aristolochia Serpentaria – Virginia Snake Root – (Symptoms of intestinal tract; colliquative diarrhea, meteorism. Flatulent dyspepsia. Brain congestion. Distension and cutting pains in abdomen. Symptoms like those of Poison-Oak.)

Dose – Lower Potencies


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(American Spikenard)

This is a remedy for asthmatic conditions, with cough aggravated on lying down. Drenching sweat during sleep. Extreme sensitiveness to draughts. Diarrhea, prolapse of rectum. Aching in rectum extending upwards; worse lying on side lain upon.

Respiratory – Dry cough coming on after first sleep, about middle of night. Asthma on lying down at night with spasmodic cough; worse after first sleep, with tickling in throat. Constriction of chest; feels as if foreign body were in throat. Obstruction worse in spring. Hay-fever; frequent sneezing. Rawness and burning behind sternum.

The least current of air causes sneezing, with copious watery, excoriating nasal discharge, of salty acrid taste.

Female – Menses suppressed; leucorrhoea foul-smelling, acrid, with pressing-down pain. Lochia suppressed, with tympanites.

Modalities – Worse about 11 p.m. (cough)

Relationship – Compare: Pecten – Scallop ( humid asthma. Quick, labored breathing. Constriction of chest, especially right side. Asthma preceded by coryza and burning in throat and chest. Attack ends with copious expectoration of tough, frothy mucus. Worse at night.) Ars. Iod; Naphthline; Cepa; Rosa; Saba. Sinapis.

Dose -  Tincture, to third potency.


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(Anthrax Poison)

This nosode has proven a great remedy in epidemic spleen diseases of domestic animals, and in septic inflammation, carbuncles and malignant ulcers. In boils and boil–like eruptions, acne. Terrible burning. Induration of cellular tissue, abscess, bubo, and all inflammation f connective tissue in which there exists a purulent focus.

Tissues – Hemorrhages, black, thick, tar-like, rapidly decomposing, from any orifice. Glands swollen, cellular tissues edematous and indurated. Septicemia. Ulceration, sloughing and intolerable burning. Erysipleas. Black and blue blisters. Dissecting wounds. Insect stings. Bad effects from inhaling foul odors. Gangrenous parotitis. Succession of boils. Gangrene. Foul secretions.

Relationship – Similar to Arsenic, which it often follows.
Compare: Pyrogen; Lachesis; Crotalus; Hippozoen.; Echinac.; Silica follows well. In that treatment of carbuncles, remember the prescription of the prophet Isaiah for King Hezekiah’s carbuncle – i.e., the pulp of a fig palced on a poultice and apply.

Dose – Thirtieth potency. Tarant. Cubensis.

Sep 21, 2011


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(Back of Galipea Cusparia)

Rheumatic and paralytic complaints – great difficulty in walking. Crackling in all joints.

The greatest craving for coffee is a characteristic symptom. Caries of long bones. Paralysis. Tetanus. Stiffness of muscles and joints. Oversensitive.

Principal action on spinal motor nerves and mucous membranes.

Head –  Oversensitive. Headache, with heat of face. Acute pain in cheeks. Drawing in facial muscles. Pain in temporal muscles, when opening the jaws. Pain in articulation of jaw, in masseter muscles, as if fatigued by chewing too much. Cramp-pain in the zygomatic arch.

Stomach – Bitter taste. Irresistible desire for coffee. Pain from naval into sternum. Atonic dyspepsia. Belching, with cough. [Ambra.]

Abdomen – Diarrhea and colic. Tenesmus with soft stool; chronic diarrhea, with debility and loss of flesh. Burning in anus.

Back – Itching along back. Pain in cervical vertebra. Drawing in the neck. Pain in spine, at nape of neck and sacrum, worse on pressure. Twitching and jerking along back. Bends backward.

Extremities – Stiffness and tension of muscles and joints. Pain in limbs on walking. Arms tired and heavy. Caries of long bones. Coldness of fingers. Pain in knees. Cracking in joints.

Skin – Caries very painful ulcers which affect the bone.

Relationship – Compare: Nux.; Ruta; Mercur.; Brucea. – Bark of Nux Vomica or Angustura falsa. (Tetanic spasms with undisturbed consciousness, worse noise, liquids, paralyzed lower extremities, worse least touch, cries for fear of being touched. Painful jerking of legs; cramp-like pain in knees; rigid and lame limbs of paralytics. For pain in the passing of calculus.)

Dose – Sixth potency.



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(Scarlet Pimpernel)

Marked action on skin, characterized by great itching and tingling everywhere. Favors expulsion of splinters. An old medicine for hydrophobia and dropsy. Possesses power of softening flesh and destroying warts.

Head – Great hilarity; headache over supra-orbital ridges, with rumbling in bowels and eructations; better from coffee. Sick headache. Pain in facial muscles.

Extremities – Rheumatic and gouty pains. Pain in shoulder and arm. Cramp in ball of thumbs and fingers.

Urine – More or less irritation in urethra, inclining to coition. Burning pain on urinating, with agglutination of orifice. Urine passes in several streams; must press before it passes.

Skin – Itching; dry, bran-like eruption, especially on hands and fingers. Palms especially affected. Vesicles in groups. Ulcers and swellings on joints.

Relationship – Anagallis contains Saponin, q.v.
Compare: Cyclamen; Primula obcon.

Dose – First to third potency.


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(Peach Tree)

A most valuable remedy in vomiting of various kinds; morning sickness. Irritation of eyes. Ischuria and hematuria.
Hemorrhage from the bladder.
Gastric irritation of children; no form of food tolerated. Loss of smell and taste. Gastric and intestinal irritation when the tongue is elongated and pointed, tip and edges red. Constant nausea and vomiting.

Relationship – Compare: Amygdalus amara – Bitter Almond. (Pains through tonsils, throat dark, difficult swallowing, vomiting, cough with sore chest.)

Dose – Fresh infusion or mother tincture.



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(Bromide of Ammonia)

Indicated in chronic laryngeal and pharyngeal catarrh, neuralgic headaches and obesity. Constrictive pain in head, chest, legs etc. irritable feeling under finger nails; relieved only by biting them.

Head – Cerebral congestion. Feeling of a band above ears. Sneezing; thick nasal discharge.

Eyes – Edges of lids red and swollen, also Meibomian glands. Eyeballs feel large and pain around eyes into head.

Throat – Smarting in mouth. Tickling in throat, with inclination to dry, spasmodic cough, especially at night. Burning in fauces. White, sticky, mucus. Chronic speaker’s catarrh.

Respiratory – Sudden, short cough, strangling. Tickling in trachea and bronchial tubes. Wakes at 3 a.m. with cough. Feels suffocated; continuous cough, when lying down at night; sharp pain in lungs. Whooping cough – Dry, spasmodic cough on lying down.

Relationship – Hyos.; Con.; Arg nit.; Kali bich.

Dose – First potency.



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(Rag – Weed)

A remedy for hay-fever, lachrymation and intolerable itching of the eye-lids. Some forms of whooping-cough. Respiratory tract in its entire length stopped up. Many forms of diarrhea, especially during summer months, also dysentery.

Nose – Watery coryza; sneezing; watery discharge. Nose-bleed. Stuffed up feeling of nose and head. Irritation of trachea and bronchial tubes, with asthmatic attacks. [ Aral.; Eucalypt. ] Wheezy cough.

Eyes – Smart and burn. Lachrymation.

Relationship – Compare in hay-fever: Sabadilla, Wyethia; Succin.ac.; Ars. Jod.; Arundo.

Dose – Tincture, to third potency; 10 drops in water during and after attack of epistaxis. In hay-fever high potencies.


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke. 

(The Chaste Tree)

The most effective point of attack of Agnus upon the organism is the sexual organism. It lowers sexual vitality, with corresponding mental depression and loss of nervous energy. It shows this distinctive influence in both sexes, but is more pronounced in men. Premature old age from abuse of sexual power. History of repeated gonorrhoeas. A prominent remedy for sprains and strains. Gnawing itching in all parts, especially eyes. Tachycardia caused by tobacco in neurotic young men.

Mind – Sexual melancholy. Fear of death. Sadness with impression of speedy death. Absentminded, forgetful, lack of courage. Illusion of smell – herrings, musk. Nervous depression and mental forebodings.

Eyes – Pupils dilated. [Bell.] Itching about eyes; photophobia.

Nose – Odor of herring or musk. Aching in dorsum better pressure.

Abdomen – Spleen swollen, sore. Stools soft, recede, difficult. Deep fissures in anus. Nausea with sensation as if intestines were pressed downwards; wants to support bowels.

Male – Yellow discharge from urethra. No erections. Impotence. Parts cold, relaxed. Desire gone. [Selen.; Con.;Sabal.] Scanty emission without ejaculation. Loss of prostatic fluid on straining. Gleety discharge. Testicles cold, swollen, hard and painful.

Female – Scanty menses. Abhorrence of sexual intercourse. Relaxation of genitals, with leucorrhoea. Agalactia; with sadness. Sterility. Leucorrhoea staining yellow; transparent. Hysterical palpitation with nose bleed.

Relationship – Compare: Selenium; Phosph.as.; Camphor; Lyco.

Dose – First to sixth potency.

Sep 19, 2011


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(Dita Bark)

Malarial diseases, with diarrhea, dysentery, anaemia, feeble digestion are the general conditions suggesting this remedy. Characteristics are the gone sensation in stomach and sinking in abdomen with debility. A tonic after exhausting fevers.

Abdomen – Violent purging and cramp in bowels. Heat and irritation in lower bowels. Camp diarrhea, bloody stool, dysentery; diarrhea from bad water and malaria. Painless watery stools. [Phosph. Ac.] Diarrhea immediately after eating.

Relationship – Compare: Similar in action to Alstonia constricta, the bitter bark or native quinine of Australia. Diatain (active principle, is anti-periodic, like quinine, but without unpleasant effects). Cinchona (similar in diarrhea, chronic dyspepsia and debility). Hydrastis; Fer. Cit. et chin.

Dose – Tincture to third potency. Locally, for ulcers and rheumatic pains.



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Is a rheumatic remedy, especially of the small joints; tearing, tingling pains characterize it. Wrist-rheumatism. Pulsations over the whole body, especially liver and anal region. Cardiovascular spasm. Pains worse from touch and motion.

Head – Fearful, starts easily; confused. Ebullition of blood to head excited by drinking coffee. Vertigo, tearing headache, better in open air, throbbing in brain, pain from crown to between eyebrows; heat in forehead, pain in left frontal eminence as if bone were crushed. Itching of scalp alternating with heat; nose red at tip, fluent coryza.

Face – Violent pain in upper jaw, running from teeth through malar bones to temples. Perspiration on face and head.

Stomach – Tearing, darting pains in epigastric region, with vomiting. Cramp-like pains in stomach and epigastrium, with difficult breathing; sense of suffocation. Sudden lassitude after eating.

Abdomen – Spasmodic retraction. Sticking pain and distension of hypogastrium.

Respiratory – Short, irregular breathing at night, while lying. Great oppression. Shortness of breath on exposure to cold air.

Extremities – Tearing pains in loins. Rheumatic pains in small joints, wrist, [Ulmus] fingers, ankle,Swelling of joints from slight fatigue. Wrist swollen, red, worse any motion. Paralytic weakness in the hands. Lame feeling in arms. Pain in knee. Sudden lassitude after talking or eating. toes.

Relationship – Compare: Cimicifuga, Caulophyllum, Ledum

Dose – Third Potency


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke.


A perfect picture of epileptiform seizure is produced by this drug. Nervous tremors precede attack. Sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucination and loss of consciousness. Nervous excitement and sleeplessness. Cerebral irritation, hysterical and infantile spasms come within range of this remedy. Poisoning by mushrooms. Chorea. Tremor. Nervousness, excitement and sleeplessness in children.

Mind – Hallucinations. Frightful visions. Kleptomania. Loss of memory. Forgets what has recently happened. Wants nothing to do with anybody. Brutal.

Head – Vertigo with tendency to fall backward. General confusion. Wants head low. Pupils dilated unequally. Face blue. Spasmodic facial twitching. Dull occipital headache. [ Gelsem. Picric Acid]

Mouth – Jaws fixed. Bites tongue; trembles; feels as if swollen and too large; protruding.

Throat – Scalded sensation; as of a lump.

Stomach – Nausea; retching; eructation. Bloated around waist and abdomen. Wind colic.

Urine – Constant desire. Very strong odor; deep yellow color. [kali phos]

Sexual – Darting pain in right ovary. Spermatorrhea, with relaxed, enfeebled parts. Premature menopause.

Chest – Sensation of weight on chest. Irregular, tumultuous action of heart can be heard in back.

Extremities – Pain in limbs. Paralytic symptoms.

Relationship – Compare: Alcohol;  Artemisia; Hydrocy. Acid; Cina; Cicuta.

Dose – First to sixth potency.

Sep 18, 2011


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), tic douloureux, prosopalgia, the Suicide Disease or Fothergill's disease is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. These episodes of stabbing pain may be paroxysmal and usually there is no pain between attacks. Most of the time this is unilateral disorder and most patients are above 50 years.

The following article was published in THE CRITIQUE, Vol. 5, 1898, on page 14-19.


Compiled by Walter J. King, MD

Tic douloureux, or neuralgia of the facial nerve, is characterized
by intense, darting pains, indescribable or excruciating;
coming on in paroxysms of shorter or longer duration; usually
but one side affected.
Dry heat is often of great service; applied locally.
Attention to hygiene and the use of electricity are often
valuable aids in perfecting a cure. Fats should enter largely
into the diet.
ACONITE NAP.  Left side; face red and hot; violent stinging
 pains, with restlessness and anguish; from exposure to dry
west winds; worse at night; acute congestion and active inflammation.

ARGENT. NITR.  Sonet of head feel as if separating, or
the head feels as if it was enormously large; pains increase to
such a degree that the patient almost loses her senses; relieved
by binding the head up tightly; at height of paroxysm, unpleasant
sour taste in the mouth, and the attack ends in vomiting.

ARSENICUM ALB.  Burning as of red-hot needles; worse
about midnight, relieved by heat; face pale, shrunken and distorted;
 great restlessness; typical paroxysms of miasmatic or
purely nervous origin.

BARYTA CARB.  Left side; chronic or anaemic form; sensation
as if the skin were covered with cobweb.

BELLADONA. Right side; worse from light, noise, touch, or
the slightest motion of the eyelids or jaws, face flushed; pains
come and go suddenly; worse towards midnight.

BISMUTHUM.  Relieved by taking cold water in the mouth
and walking quickly about.

CACTUS GRAND.  Right side; tolerable only while lying still
in bed; caused by wine, strong light, music or missing dinner at
usual hour; returns daily at same hour.

CAPSICUM.  Patients of lax fibre; burning pungent pain,
worse from slightest draught of air, either warm or cold.

CAUSTICUM.  Right side; from malar bone to the mastoid
process; aggravated at night; better by rubbing with cold water;

CEDRON.  Chronic intermittent,  prosopalgia always coining
on at 7 or 8 p. m., lasting two to four hours; intense, burning
pain wandering from one place to another, although emanating
from a carious tooth; puffiness of the face.

CHAMOMILLA. Hot perspiration about the head; twitching
in eyelids, eyeballs, lips, and facial muscles; patient screams,
can't endure pain, is wild and unruly, tossing and rolling about.

CHELIDONIUM.  Neuralgic pains across eyes from left to
right, accompanied by most profuse lachrymation and dread of
light; right sided supraorbital and temporal neuralgia.

CHINA.  Violent, tearing, laming, burning, left side, every
morning; worse from draughts of air, slightest touch, lying down
and in the night; great weakness after the paroxysm.

CHININUM SULPH.  Recurring same hour every day; intervals
 free from pain; no complication with gastric or other derangements.

CIMICIFUGA.  Reflex from uterine or ovarian affection;
sensation of heat of vertex, or as if the top of the head would fly
off; pain goes off at night and reappears the next day; frequent
flushes of heat, want to be in the open air.

CINA.  Pain as if both malar bones were pressed together
with pincers; worse from external pressure.

COFFEA.  Excited nervous erethism; headache, as if the
brain were torn or would be dashed to pieces, coming on during
walking in the open air; worse from heat; clavus.

COLOHICUM.  Remarkable tolerance of pain; general semiparalytic
 condition; left sided; tearing and tensive pains in
facial muscles, moving from one location to another; drawing in
bones of face and nose, with sensation as if they were being
rent asunder.

COLOCYNTHIS.  Tensive tearing with heat and swelling; left
side; caused and aggravated by chagrin or indignation; worse
from touch or motion; better in perfect rest, and from external
application of warmth.

CONIUM MAC.  Right side; bluish swollen cheek, with sore-
ness as from excoriation; worse from cold and from eating and

FEERUM MET.  During the paroxysms the face gets fiery
red; during intervals the face looks earthy and pale; cannot keep
the head quiet; after overheating and cold washing.

GELSEMIUM.  Acute, sudden, darting and shooting pains,
with contractions and twitchings of the muscles supplied by
the affected nerves; muscles sore; inability to raise affected

HEPAR SULPH. Chronic cases; pains in malar bones, extending
to temple, ear and upper lip; worse in the fresh air,
better from wrapping up the face; at the same time coryza,
hoarseness, much sweating, and rheumatic pains elsewhere;
especially after the abuse of mercury or metallic preparations.

IGNATIA.  Supraorbital; convulsive twitching of facial muscles;
 pain felt only when touching the part; clavus hystericus;
forcing and pressing out pain.

IRIS VERS.  Pain in head, temples and eyes, attended with
most distressing vomiting of sweetish mucus, and if attended
by much straining with a trace of bile; relieved by vomiting.

KALI BI.  Pain in left upper maxillary, shooting towards
the ear; supra-orbital with gastric disorder; face pale; cold
sweat on face and body; weariness after the pain.

KALI CARB. Stinging in cheeks, with tearing stitches into
forehead, eyes and temples.

KALMIA. Bight half of the face; rending, agonizing or
stupefying neuralgia of superior maxillary branch and of teeth,
not from caries but after exposure to cold; worse from worry,
mental exertion or heat; better from cold.

LACHESIS. Left sided orbital neuralgia; lachrymation, rising
of heat in face before, and weak, nauseous feeling in abdomen
after attack. Delirium appears as soon as the eyes are closed.

MAGNESIA PHOS. Darting, tpasmodic pains; relief from
pressure and warmth; patient languid, tired, and exhausted.

MERC. COR. Tearing pains, worse at night in bed; ptyalism;
 constant inclination to perspire, especially of affected part,
but perspiration does not relieve the pain; recent cases from
cold and chill; from syphilis.

MEZEREUM. Left side ciliary neuralgia with lightning-
like pains extending to neck; from carious tooth (Kreosote,
Staphisagria); numbness in the region of the pain; constant
chilliness, but pain worse from heat; pains come on with great
suddenness; or come on daily, increasing from 9 a. m. to 12 m.
and then decreasing until 4 p. m.

NATR. MUR.  Pain in malar bones, worse from chewing;
periodically, especially after checked ague; great thirst.

Nux VOMICA.  Patient is morose, irritable, belches a great
deal, and is constipated; worse from coffee, liquor and quinine;
face numb, with flow of clear water from eye and nostril of
affected side.

PHOSPHORUS. Neuralgia following nervous strain from
great mental exertion or excitement, with tinuitus aurium and
vertigo; worse from every movement of the muscles of the face;
from taking cold over the washtub.

PLUMB MET.  Burning, neuralgic pains, relieved by diversion
 of the mind by some new topic, or by any excitement or
change of position.

PLANTAGO MA JOR.  Left side; shooting, tearing pains extending
 from jaw into ear.

PLATINA. Right sided; painful feeling of numbness in
malar bone, mastoid and chin, as if parts were between screws;
with anxiety, weeping, and palpitations; profuse lachrymation
and swelling of face; worse on rest and at night; wants to rub
the part.

PULSATILLA.  Jerking, tearing pain, worse in the evening
and in a warm room, or when chewing, talking, or from hot or
cold things in the mouth; tearful disposition; excited nervous

RHODODENDRON. Violent, tearing, jerking faceache; worse
from changes in weather or from wind; better from warmth and
while eating; neuralgia of dental nerves; great weakness after
he pain.

RHUS TOX.  After getting wet; feeling as though the teeth
were too long, with drawing, burning, tearing pains necessitating
moving around; great restlessness; relieved somewhat by the
external application of cold.

ROBINIA.  Left side; sensation of disarticulation and fracture
of jaw bone; whole features of patient changed by the

SANGUINARIA. Must kneel down and hold head tightly to
the floor; lassitude; torpor; spongy bleeding gums; shooting,
burning pains.

SEPIA. Intermittent faceache, with congestion of eyes and
head; shuddering; pain not felt during violent exercise, as walking
in the open air; relieved by warmth; nausea and vomiting;
jerking like electric shocks, upwards; neuralgia during pregnancy
 or the menopause.

SPIGELIA. Sticking, darting pains affecting the right
temple, orbit and eyeballs always attended by feeling of anxiety
at heart, and great restlessness and intolerance of pain; parts
become swollen and very sore; flow of water from eyes and nose;
worse in damp weather from touch or motion; periodical from
morning until sunset, worse at noon.

STANNUM. Gradually increasing and then gradually de-
creasing; feels as if she would faint; prosopalgia after ague, sup-
pressed by quinine.

STAPHISAGRIA.  Pressing and beating pain extending from
the decayed tooth to the eye; worse from slight pressure or from
contact of a metallic substance, better from heavy pressure;
spasmodic weeping; cold hands and cold sweat on face.

STRAMONIUM.  Pain in cheek near left ear, as if sawing the
bone; twitching of the muscles of face; spasms of the chest
hindering breathing; frowning; prosopalgia nervosa; pains maddening;
delirious talk, with open eyes; grinding of teeth.

SULPHUR.  Psoric tendency; chronic cases, where other
remedies fail.

TARANTULA.  Pain in angle of inferior maxilla, so severe as
to think he is going crazy; dizziness; vanishing of sight and
lugging in ears.

THUJA. After suppressed gonorrhoea, or eczema of ear;
sensation as though a nail were being driven into the vertex or
frontal eminences; intense stabbing pain drives almost to distraction;
must lie down; pain changes from left to right; better
at night; painful spots burn like fire and are sensitive to the sun

VALERIANA. Hysterical neuralgia; pains appear suddenly
and in jerks; fierce pains through left side of face, darting into
teeth and ear.

VERATRUM ALB. Icy coldness of part; copious cold perspiration;
 great exhaustion; nausea and vomiting; drawing,
tearing pains, with bluish pale face and sunken eyes; pains
worse in damp weather; right side or left to right; tearing in
cheeks, temples and eyes, with intense heat and redness, driving
to madness.

VERBASCUM. Violent pain, jerking like lightning, or crushing
 as with tongs; especially right zygoma; brought on by pressure,
 sneezing, talking, chewing, change of temperature, or
exposure to cold air; daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; attended with
feeling of fullness in the head, vertigo, belching, discharge of
tough saliva, together with great coldness of the rest of the

ZINCUM. Burning, quick stitches, and jerking along the
course of right infraorbital nerve, attended with bluish eyelids;
cold sweat on forehead; numbness of tongue; sensation of constriction
 in throat; worse from the slightest touch, and in the

Sep 17, 2011

The Language of the Repertory – J T Kent

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This Article originally published in The Homoeopathician, A Journal For Pure Homoeopathy, Vol. III January,1913 No. 1, from page no. 8 to 10.

The Language of the Repertory
By James Tyler Kent, A.M., M.D., Chicago, III.

Introductory Note: To many who have not been thoroughly trained in repertory study, the practical value of such work remains uncomprehended. The following article has been prepared to shed light on some of the difficulties that confront those who have not learned to appreciate the immense value of such an index as is afforded in the modern Repertory, and how familiarity with it unlocks the store-house of our materia medica in the future to that rubric or symptom.
Many fail to use the repertory because they think of symptoms in pathological language or because they look for expressions in the language of tradition. It must be remembered that symptoms come to us from lay provers; that sick people are lay people. Both of these express sicknesses in the language of the layman and the repertory must be an index of the materia medica. Every effort to convert either the materia medica or the repertory into the language of traditional medicine must result in total failure. Technical language condenses the thought of a given sickness. That is all that is needed to convey all there is knowable from one physician to another until the question of the remedy comes up, and there the new question comes up: What is the remedy? The answer comes by asking another question: What are the symptoms? The symptoms are the speech of the Patient.
THE physician must study the homoeopathic principles until he learns what it is in sickness that guides to the curative remedy. He must study the materia medica until he learns what is needed to meet these demands.
He must then study the repertory until he learns how to use it so that he can find what he wants when he needs it. It must be admitted that many do mechanical work and fail to realize that any other kind is possible. The physician must read over and over the rubrics in the repertory in order to learn what is in it and how symptoms are expressed. Often he will see a rubric or a symptom that he would not have thought of seeking in that place; he should then settle in his own mind where he would have looked for it; then he should make one or several cross-references to guide him laity and of nature: uneducated nature—simple nature—appealing to an educated physician. The symptoms of a patient have no meaning whatever to an untrained physician—to a physician untrained in the significance of symptoms of the patient, of the prover—hence the repertory is meaningless to him. This explains why so many try to use the repertory and fail: they have had no teaching in our so-called homoeopathic colleges.
All who know how to use a repertory succeed, and not one has ever discarded it. It appears strange that all do not try to find some one to teach them to use it when there are so many willing to do it; it appears strange that they do not desire to know how to use the repertory; it appears strange that they have not learned to note the precise language of the patient, the language of the materia medica, and the language of the repertory.
Physicians who are ignorant in these methods see no difference when the same symptom appears in three different patients in the same family, though one has this symptom at 10 a.m., another at 1 a.m., and another at 4 p.m.; one is better from heat, another from cold, and the third not affected by either, and I have known them to ask very promptly: "What has that to do with it?" Three patients suffer from a similar headache: one is better in the open air, one is better from applied cold, and the third, from applied heat; and again comes the question: "What has that to do with it?"  Yet these are only the first and simplest differences to be mentioned.
The inexperienced physician in our art trains his mind to lump and condense and concentrate and this leads in the opposite direction to what is required. We have large groups or rubrics but these are next split up into conditions, circumstances and modalities until every least difference in time, place, degree and manner is brought before the mind so that distinction and individualization may appear. "What has that to do with it?"
I will mention the word "weakness" and even our own students may say: "What a common general symptom to mention," but if he is weak—after eating, must lie down for a while, in hot weather, after stool, after mental and physical exertion, after sleep, who would not wonder if Selenium would not cure such a case? When such a group of circumstances is associated in catarrh of nose, throat and larynx, or carcinoma, and there are desire for open air, lack of vital heat, emaciation in advanced years, extreme sensitiveness to drafts—even warm drafts, there is nothing left for the homoeopathist but to give Selenium.
How can the inexperienced physician work this out without a repertory, properly used? The proper use of the repertory will lead to correct offhand prescribing in simple cases, in from ten to twenty years. The mechanical use of the repertory never leads to artistic prescribing nor to remarkable results. Certain mental characteristics go hand in hand; some characteristics of mind are necessary to good, artistic repertory-work, others are equally prohibitory.
Some minds cannot comprehend that potentization of any given drug is possible in proportion to the homoeopathicity of that drug to a given group of symptoms, and that when the drug is not similar, only attenuation is present. When attenuation becomes potentization is a question that the healing-artist alone can comprehend otherwise than theoretically. The physician who can clearly comprehend this can learn to comprehend the value of symptoms and therefore learn, by the aid of a repertory, to compare the symptoms of his patient; otherwise repertory-work is purely mechanical.
Perhaps a clinical case will best illustrate the subject.
Mrs. S., aged 47, a very excitable—almost hysterical—woman, for many years has suffered—  violent occipital headaches.
Compelled to take strong medicines for years.
Occur every few days; never passes a week without one. Continue three days.
Heat and pressure give most relief.
Bowels constipated; for a week has no desire; then takes cathartics.
Says: "I have taken everything."
Stool hard and small, resembling sheep-dung.
Craves open air; cool air.
Heat flushes.
Menstruation absent lately.
Urine scanty and strong.
Eyes have sensation that they do not belong to her.
Cold knees and below knees.
Very tired and excitable.
Over-sensitive; extremely sensitive to touch over entire body.
What are the strange, rare and peculiar symptoms in this patient?
The remedies that have stool in round, hard balls resembling sheep dung that also have strong craving for open air are: 
Alum., bar.-c, carb.-an., carb.-s., caust., graph., kali-s., mag-m., nat-m., nat-s., op., sulph.
No desire for stool for many days;
Alum., carb.-an., carb.-s., caust., graph., kali-s., mag.-m., nat.-m., op., sulph., and many        others not related to the case.
Occipital headache: Alum., carb-an., carb-s., mag-m., nat.-m., op., sep., sulph.
jarring agg.: Carb-s., mag-m., nat.-m., sulph.
pressure amel.: Mag-m., nat-m., sulph.
heat amel.: Mag-m.
March 4th. Mag.-m. 10m.
April 9th. Mag.-m. 10m.
May 20th. Mag.-m. 50m.
There has been no headache since and she has been in good health. In this case the headache is a common one, but it was what she came to have cured. The peculiar symptom is the one difficult to explain, viz.: stool in hard balls resembling "sheep dung."
It is certainly uncommon; it is not the stool natural to healthy human beings; it is not a diagnostic symptom of any disease. One might wonder what kind of commotion in the intestine could break up a hard stool into lumps so small and tumble these around until they were flat, oval and round and small as sheep's dung; the normal stool and the common stool are quite different Then it must be "strange, rare and peculiar." Now as she so longs for the open air it will be best to eliminate with the above rubric from remedies that have craving for open air; this gives the start. Then taking the next most important rubric, viz., inactivity or no desire for a week what remains can be seen in the anamnesis above. So proceed to the end, taking the symptoms in the order of their importance. The result is a cure.
Most all recent discoveries are verifying what Homoeopathy has been trying, for more than a century, to have the medical profession realize. All Hahnemann has ever asked his enemies to do is to "put the law to a test and publish the failures.
Why do they not do it.