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Nov 6, 2011


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


The remedy suits to arthrosis or neuritic patients, to fluoric women and specially precancerous. There are hypoergic persons with a depressive psychosis, ending in suicide. Fatigue weakness, loss of dynamism. All difficulties were formerly easily overcome and now painful, accepted with grinding of teeth. Desire for stretching after some hours of work. Cannot keep awake in the evening. Appearance and disappearance of all uneasiness suddenly. Rapid emaciation without any apparent cause (pre-cancer state).

Mind – Neurotic state, anxiety, cenestopathic troubles: Troubles of the sight, of hearing; sensation as if the chest is pierced through, the volume of the head is augmenting, swelling of the upper part of the body, and of the hands; sensation of the coldness of the head, in the stomach, in extremities of the hands, in the back. Unreasonable anxiety, may go up to suicide. Sensation as if balancing in the air lightly, then falling brutally in a fathomless hole.

Head – Vertigo with sensation of losing self-control, coming suddenly of short duration, in the early morning.

Eyes – Visual troubles. Sees mists or black circles before the eyes. Transitory amaurosis.

Ears – Hears of ringing of bells. Hears water boiling.

Abdomen – Abundant bloating in the day time.

Stool – Sudden diarrhea, at an interval of 2 to 3 days, then normal. Constipation with hard stools, difficulty to push out and complicated with a nauseating condition. Tendency to brutal appearance of haemorrhoids (pre-cancer state.)

Urine – Irritating urines, of strong smell, albuminous and bloody.

Female – Painful menses, irregular, of small quantity or very abundant with blood of violetish color and clots. Headache and dyspnoea before the menses. Congestion of vulva of a red brown color. Eczema of the vulva. Irritating leucorrhea, yellowish or brownish, bad smelling, nauseating. Varicose veins of the vulva during pregnancy. Profuse postpartum haemorrhage with voluminous and cicatrized placenta. Bloody  Lochia continuing for 3 to 4 months. Metrorrhagia during menopause (pre-cancer symptom.)

Respiratory – Sudden and brutal husky voice. At the age of 40 sudden appearance of asthma. Whistling respiration, dyspnoea, sensation of tightness in the chest, pain on the left side of the sternum.

Extremities – Coccygodynia. Rheumatic arthritis with painful swellings of the joints. Localised oedema, appearing and disappearing suddenly on the backs of the hands, of the clavicles, of the lumbar regions, and of the axillas. Sciatica of the left side.

Sleep – Restless, light sleep, frequently wakes up. Moves constantly from one side to the other to fall asleep being weakened in the morning.

Fever – Periodic fevers every 21 days of short duration coming between 11 p.m. and 12 night, with shivering, left hemithoracic pain, weakness and vomiting. Two to four hours after sweat begins which ameliorates. Fever intermittent beginning with chill, chattering of teeth, heat, ending towards the morning.

Skin – Button like eruptions or vesicles of brick red color, or of pale violet color on the nose, on the cheeks, on the palms, on the forearms, of the thighs, and of legs. Vesicles on the tip of the tongue around the mouth, and perianal. Pruriginous eruptions, aggravation by scratching. Malignant adenopathic prodormal pruritus.

Modalities – Worse:  At night on the side of the body long time pressed, by overwork, by heavy diet and fatty diet.
Better:  By walk, by change of positions, in open air.

Arthrosis:    1: an articulation or line of juncture between bones
                    2 : a degenerative disease of a joint

Neuritic / Neurotic   1 a : of, relating to, or involving the nerves neurotic disorder>
                                   b : being a neurosis : nervous neurotic disease>
                                 2 : affected with, relating to, or characterized by neurosis neurotic     person>

Hypoergic:  characterized by or exhibiting less than the normal

Pruriginous:  : resembling, caused by, affected with, or being prurigo <pruriginous dermatosis>

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