How is a repertory organized?
By chapters (sections) each pertaining to a specific body area or area of pathology.
What is a repertory?
A compendium of symptom rubrics (symptom descriptions)
What is a rubric?
A symptom description. Each is followed by a list of remedies that show that symptom.
How many remedy grades are there in a repertory rubric?
4. Grade 4: all provers Grade 3: most provers Grade 2: minority of provers Grade 1: few provers
What is the order of Kent’s repertory?
Above down and inside out
What are the steps of acute case taking steps?
- Perceive/identify signs and symptoms, pathology, disposition
- Repertorize patient’s symptoms.
- Valorize case symptoms
- Cross rubrics to determine most likely remedy
- Remedy selection
- Choose posology
What skills are needed in case taking?
Good listening, good interviewing, accurate recording
What is involved in step 1 of case taking?
Let the patient spontaneously describe what is happening (subjective symptoms). Observe and record objective signs and symptoms
What do you need to know in order to differentiate between remedies?
Lodrficara, temperature sensations, thirst, food cravings/aversions/aggravations, sensitivities, fears, mood
What is involved in step 2 of case taking?
Translating patient symptom description into the language of the repertory.
What is involved in step 3 of case taking?
Valorization is a method of ranking the importance of symptoms or rubric using the CHI: characteristicness, hierarchy and intensity of symptoms.
What is characteristicness?
Uniqueness. 0: very common 5: extraordinarily characteristic.
What is hierarchy?
0: local-physical symptoms (my foot aches)
1: physical general symptoms (I feel hot)
2: mental emotional symptoms (I feel anxious)
What is intensity?
Underline symptom according to intensity
1: slight intensity, somewhat clear, occurs occasionally
2: moderately intense, clear, frequent
3: symptom is very intense, high degree of clarity, occurs very often
What is involved in step 4 of case taking?
Choose the two case symptoms with the highest CHI values and list their rubrics on the top line of the grid. <40 remedies is too small and >120 is too large to be included.
What is remedy totality?
It is part of step 4 of case taking. Remedy totality = sum of remedy grades/total number of rubrics each remedy appears in
What is involved in step 5 of case taking?
List the 3-4 remedies with the highest totality. Consult multiple materia medica sources to compare and contrast. List key points that support and detract remedies as a simillimum.
What is the definition of posology?
Potency and frequency of repetition. How often and how long.
What are the 5 considerations of posology?
- Patient sensitivity (chemicals, surroundings, emotions, weather)
- Vitality (energy, response to change)
- Rapid/aggressive pathology may require stronger)
- Severity of disease process and risk of aggravation
- Degree of simillimum between patient sx and remedy picture. (Lower potencies/frequency with increased clarity)
What is grafting?
Repeated dosing caries a theoretical risk of grafting which is the state of a remedy being imposed on an individual.
What are the themes of sepia?
Stasis, indifference to loved ones, desire to be alone, non-communicative, complaining, collapsed energy, independence vs. dependence (lack of confidence in gender identity), hormonal issues.
What are the mental symptoms of sepia?
Mental stasis: strong will when healthy (efficient, well organized, non-conformist). Confusion, absent minded, dullness when unhealthy. Feels forced to accept situations against her will because she does not feel good enough. Unable to give symptoms, uncontrollable weeping.
Fault finding: sarcastic, spiteful especially towards loved ones. <before menses.
What does the emotional stasis of sepia look like?
Expressions of love are draining and interfere with independence. Love is a responsibility. Shut in her own world. Sees things in a gloomy light.
What does the physical stasis of sepia look like?
Aversion to sex: no desire, no orgasm. Denial of sexuality, fear of rape, often history of sexual abuse.
Hormonal issues: <puberty, menses, pregnancy, post-natal, menopause, never well since ocp. Tendency to hypo/ammenorrhea, menses and great exhaustion <morning, milky discharges.
Constipation: bearing down
Emptiness in stomach: constant hunger, meat and sweet, hungry but satisfied after only a little food. > eating and cold drinks, craves acids pickles vinegar, aversion to fat.
What are the affinities for sepia?
Venous circulation, digestive tract, portal system, FEMALE PELVIC, nerves, LEFT SIDE. Very chilly, <cold, periodicity: 28 days, flushing and blushing esp puberty and menopause
What are the modalities of sepia?
Fears: Ghosts, poverty, sespair of recovery
Craves: Wine; brandy; chocolate; cold drinks; pickles/vinegar; sour; bitter
Aversion: MEAT; bread; fat; smell of food; milk; salt
What aggravates sepia?
Aggrav: tea; milk; pork; bread and butter; old cheese; cold food; fat; smell of food; sour; vinegar
What does sepia have an aversion to?
Aversion: MEAT; bread; fat; smell of food; milk; salt
What does sepia crave?
Craves: Wine; brandy; chocolate; cold drinks; pickles/vinegar; sour; bitter
What makes sepia better?
Violent motion; dancing; warmth; cold drinks; tobacco; being busy; sitting with legs crossed; loosening clothes; open air
What makes sepia worse?
Cold; sexual excess; before during and after menses; pregnancy; menopause; morning and evening; 5 pm; during and right after eating; mental exertion; sitting or standing quietly; before thunderstorms
What are the overall personality traits of belladonna?
Impressionable, intense reactions, violent mental symptoms, Dogs/wolves (fears, visions, dreams), May believe they are psychic, often an interest in metaphysical matters
What are the belladonna physicals?
Affinities: mucous membranes, nerve centres, blood vessels, right side
All complaints are congestive, intesne and often with throbbing or pulsating pain. Ailments from excitement, fright and anger, grief etc, markedly affected by changes in temp, acuteness and violence of symptoms (appear and disappear), Heat, redness, burning pains, rushes of blood to head, dilated shining pupils, clutching sensations, thirstless except for lemonade, pains worse with touch, better with hard pressure, constipation, dryness of rectum
What does belladonna crave?
Lemonade, lemons, beer, cold drinks, bread and butter, alcohol, tobacco, indigestible things
What does belladonna have an aversion to?
Coffee, drinks, fruit, sour, warm food, water
What aggravates belladonna?
Alcohol, cold drinks, hot food, sour
What makes belladonna better?
bending backward, pressure on painful part, light covering, rest in bed, dark, warm room, cold food, lemonade, coffee (headache, vision)
What makes belladonna worse?
DRAFTS (on head), CHECKED SWEAT, LIGHT, NOISE, JARRING; heat; afternoon (3pm), touch, motion, hanging down, company
What do belladonna acutes look like?
Suddenly, often with high fever, great intensity of symptoms, face red and hot with glassy eyes, feet and hands cold, inflamed part deep red and hot to touch, delirium or vivid hallucinations, sinus pain (right sided worse with touch and stooping over, better with hard pressure), Otitis (severe, right sided worse at night in bed), Arthritis (acute pain, red, swollen, throbbing), Also: migraines, hypertensive crisis, severe dysmenorrhea, appendicitis, cholecycstitis.
What does a belladonna headache look like?
most intense HA in materia medica, throbbing, exploding, maddening, pressing outward, eyes will pop out, comes and goes suddenly, begins in R occiput and extends to R forehead or eye
Worse at 3pm, night, JARRING, LIGHT, WASHING HAIR,STOOPING, MENSES, MOTION, noise, straining
Better lying in the dark, QUIET ROOM, cold apps, hard pressure, binding the head
BOUNDING pulse in head and throat, sharp pain with each throb, hands and feet icy cold with HA
Concomitant: hypertension, hormone changes, vomiting
What does a sepia acute look like?
Dyspareunia, prostatitis, vaginitis with white, offensive discharge, during pregnancy: nausea and vomiting worse with smell of food and husband, vaginitis and itch, lump sensation in rectum with ineffectual urge for stool
What does a sepia headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, associated with nausea, left forehead or eye, periodic, waves, empty sensation in stomach during headache
Worse with menses, before/during pregnancy, menopause, light, mental exertion, stuffy room, hypoglycemia, motion sickness, coition
Better with vomiting, eating, vigorous exertion, open air, sleeping, lying in the dark, pressure.
What male sepias look like?
Weak in spirit, confidence and masculinity. Pitifully inadequate, worn out, no motivation to work, collapse from abuse of alcohol drugs and sex. Impotence, premature ejaculation, prostatitis, rectal tumours, malignancies, genital warts and herpes
What are the themes of Lachesis?
Witty sharp tongued, strong minded, opinionated, suspicious, jealousy, haughty, intense, passionate
What is lach personality?
Witty, loquacious, entertaining but exhausting, great command of language, ruthless, remorseless, directionless, opinionated, quarrelsome, SUSPICIOUS, jealousy, haughty, egocentric, self-pity, intense, passionate, sexual or moralistic
What are lach physicals?
Nerve, blood, circulation, female organs, LEFT side, throat
High mental energy in evening/night, fatigued during the day, low energy after sleep, warm blooded, congestive heat, left extending to right, great sensitivity to touch. Will never wear constricting clothes around neck.
What does lach crave?
Alcohol, oysters, beer, pickles, sour
What does lach have aversions to?
Bread, tobacco, warm food, cooked food, mothers milk
What aggravates lach?
Cold food but better with cold drinks, warm food, spoiled meat, pungent, acrid, alcohol
What does lach fear?
SNAKES, poison, heart disease, insanity, vomiting, someone behind him
What makes lach better?
Open air, free secretions, as soon as flow of menses starts, cold drinks, hard pressure
What makes lach worse?
After sleep, morning, heat, damp, swallowing, sensitive to slight touch or pressure of clothes esp at throat, extremes of temp, suppressed discharges, before menses, menopause
What do lach children look like?
Can’t effectively control overstrong emotions. Often brought for behavior problems after birth of new baby, verbally strikes others weakness. Tremendous jealousy, possessive, doesn’t tolerate restriction or authority.
What do lach acutes look like?
Frontal HA, extending to nose or feeling that nasal catarrh will develop. Pains hammering, throbbing, bursting, esp circulatory. Purplish discoloration - haemorrhoids, skin lesion, face, boils
What does a Lachesis headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, congestive HA with pulsation, fullness pressing outward, begins L moves R, frontal HA extending to root of nose, bursting. HA with hypertension.
Worse with morning, tight collars, heat, sleep, anger, excitement, alcohol, before menses, menopause
Better with pressure, cold air/apps, during menses or discharges of any kind, vomiting
What would a longtime improvement followed by a sudden aggravation indicate?
A simillimum. The aggravation could be a major stress or a healing crisis.
What are obstacles to cure?
Elements of diet/regimen that could or aggravate disease such as: coffee, tea, alcohol, chocolate, perfumes, mouthwashes, highly seasoned foods, herbs, vegetables containing medical powers, old cheeses, putrid meats, excess sugar and salt.
What are obstacles to cure relating to environment?
Heated rooms, woolen clothing, sedentary lifestyle excessive breast feeding, long afternoon naps, reading horizontally, keeping late hours, uncleanliness, objects of anger, grief, vexation, mental or bodily overexertion, dwelling in marshy regions or stuffy rooms
What are elements of diet/regiment that should be added to engender health?
- Innocent mental and emotional diversion
- Active movement in the fresh air
- Appropriate, nutritious, non-medicinal food and drinks
What is Hering’s Law of cure and the return of old symptoms?
The cure must proceed from within out, from above downward, from more important to less important organs in reverse order of their appearance. These will remain away permanently. The return of old symptoms is similar to a healing crisis
What does a nat-mur headache look like?
RIGHT SIDED, 10-15% HA, bursting pain, small hammer in one spot, like a vise grip, R temple/occiput, periodic/cyclic, associated with anemia; vomiting; visual distrubances
Worse on waking 10am or 10-3pm, GRIEF/suppressed emotions, SUN, READING, EYESTRAIN, menses
Better with cold apps, perspiring, pressure, lying down in dark room.
What does a belladonna headache look like?
RIGHT SIDED, most intense in materia medica, throbbing/exploding, pressing outward, comes and goes suddenly, begins in R occiput and extends to R eye or forehead, bounding pulse at head and throat, sharp pain with each throb, icy hands and feet, concomitant hypertension, hormone changes, vomit
Worse at 3pm/night, JARRING, LIGHT, WASHING HAIR, STOOPING, MENSES, MOTION, noise, straining
Better with LYING IN THE DARK, QUIET ROOM, cool apps, hard pressure, binding the head,
What does a sanguinaria headache look like?
RIGHT SIDED, begins in R shoulder or neck and radiates to R forehead or eye, throbbing, periodic, indigestion, burning, sour stomach, flushed face and pulsing carotids.
Worse with coming and going of sun, noise, odors, jarring, fasting, menses
Better with SLEEP, VOMITING, passing gas or eructation, pressing head against something hard
What does a lycopodium headache look like?
RIGHT SIDED, over R forehead or side of head, extending from vertex down to shoulder,
Worse from 4 to 8 pm, morning on waking, OVER-HEATING, esp in bed, straining eyes, if HUNGER NOT APPEASED, menses, straining, cough
Better with cold or open air, eating, walking, lying
What does a spigelia headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, L forehead, above L eye, directly in L eye, extends back into the head or occiput, may begin in temple or occiput and radiate to L eye or brow. Stitching, violent pain, Can point to spot with 1 finger, with palpitations or other heart problems
Worse in morning, comes and goes with the sun, motion, JARRING, cough, straining, cough, stooping, cold or open air, wind, noise, SMOKE
Better with heat or hot bath; lying with head elevated, keeping eyes closed
What do sanguinaria and spigelia headaches have in common? What is different?
They both come and go with the sun, worse with jarring,
Spigelia is Left sided while sanguinaria is right.
Sanguinaria is better with sleep, vomiting, passing gas, and is associated with indigestion and sour stomach. It radiates up from shoulder and neck.
Spigelia is better with heat, keeping eyes closed, is worse with smoke and cold, extends from the front of the head to the back of the head and can be pin pointed to a single spot.
What does a bryonia headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, chronic migraines, acute fever, begins over L eye extends back and down, stitching, dull heavy pain, nausea or vertigo when attempting to sit up
Worse morning until noon, 9pm, SLIGHTEST MOTION (even eye lids), COUGH, CONSTIPATION, ascending steps, heat, eating, combing hair, walking, noise, cool bath when head is perspiring.
Better with pressure, LYING ON PAINFUL SIDE, lying in dark, perspiring, washing with cool water, cool air
What does a Lachesis headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, congestive with HA pulsation, fullness and pressing outward, L side or forehead, move R, frontal extending to root of nose, bursting, with hypertension
Wose in MORNING, TIGHT COLLARS, heat, sleep, anger, excitement, alcohol, before menses, menopause
Better with pressure, cold air/apps, during menses or discharges, vomiting
What does a sepia headache look like?
LEFT SIDED, associated with nausea, “sick”, L forehead/above eye, periodic, waves, empty sensation in stomach during headache
Worse with MENSES, before or during; pregnancy, menopause, light, mental exertion, stuffy room, hypoglycemia, motion sickness, coition
Better with VOMITING, EATING, VIGORIOUS EXERTION, open air, sleeping, lying in the dark, pressure
What does a calc-carb headache look like?
Chronic HA or migraine from stress or worry
Worse with COLD DAMP getting head wet, mental exertion, light, menses, ascending, shaking head, stooping
Better with binding the head
What does a nux-vomica headache look like?
Migraines, tension HA, toxic (hangover), forehead, occiput, extending from occiput to neck, marked irritability with HA, constipation with HA
Worse with COLD, NOISE, ODOR, LIGHT, ALCOHOL, stress and overwork, anger, motion of head or eyes, lying on painful side
Better with warmpth, WARM APPS, eve in bed, pressure, lying on painless side
What does a phosphorus headache look like?
Migraines with burning or pulsing pains, HA every other day, either side (more often L) forehead, occiput, marked hunger during HA,
Worse with FASTING, lying esp L side, LIGHT, hot food, or drinks, menses, before storms, sneezing, motion,
Better after sleeping, COLD AIR APPS, eating, rubbing
What does a silica headache look like?
Chronic HA or migrains, DAILY HA, dull frontal occiput to eye, above root of nose with chronic sinusitis, marked hunger during HA, clammy sweat on forehead during HA
Worse with COLD/DRAFTS, light, jarring, noise, fasting, physical or mental exertion, after coition
Better with WRAPPING or covering head, warm apps, pressure, after urination
What does a sulphur headache look like?
Main remedy for HA at VERTEX, like a band pressing, burning heat, sinus HA with great fullness, weight on vertex, marked hunger, clammy sweat on forehead, blurring or dimness of vision, face flushed red and eyes red during HA
Worse with HEATED, WINTER, WEEKEND, 11am, eve in bed, hungry, overeating, strong odors, stooping
Better with COLD apps, uncovering head
What is a miasm?
A derangement of the vital force that predates and is more fundamental than the patient’s current illness. A hereditary predisoposition, a defect, that predisposes the person to be vulnerable to a host of diseases when the trigger is right. Indeed, without the trigger acting on the miasmatic terrain, the illness would not occur.
What was Hahnemann’s theory about the origin and effect of miasms?
It was both hereditary and contagious. External manifestations came about only after the patient’s vital force was thoroughly affected by the dynamic miasm.
What are the three chronic miasms?
Psora, sycosis, and syphilis
What is the difference between primary and secondary sypmtoms?
If the primary (local) symptoms are removed without addressing the underlying miasm, sooner or later secondary symptoms will erupt elsewhere in the body. The homeopath never uses local means to extinguish these primary or secondary symptoms, instead he cures the great miasm lying at the base.
What are the physical signs of psora?
The reaction of the body to environmental stimuli, such as noise, light, and odors, producing headache, nasuea and discomfort. Inflammation leading to congestion
What are the mental symptoms of psora?
Highs and lows, struggling with outside world, triggered by stress, constant anxiety, insecurity, anxiety about the future but always having hope.
What are the derm symptoms of psora?
Dry, itching, without pus or discharge, burning, scaly, cracks in hands and feet, sweat profuse, <during sleep, offensive
What are the pain symptoms of psora?
Neurological, sore, bruised, >rest, <motion
What are the clinical symptoms of psora?
Acidity, constipation, flatus, hoarseness, itching, water discharge from nose and eyes with burning
What is the theme of psora?
struggling but optimistic.
What are the remedies that are primarily psoric in nature?
What is the nosode of psora?
There isn’t one.
What are the mental symptoms of sycosis?
Hides her weakness, covering up situations, keeping secrets, fixed habits, suspicious, jealous, forgetful, riddled with guilt and insecurity. Inferiority complex.
What are the physical symptoms of sycosis?
Growths: warts, moles, keloids, fibroids, cysts, tumours, nails thick and irregular, oily skin with pus.
Joint and rheumatic pains, <cold, damp; >motion. Stitching, pulsating, wandering pain
What are the clinical symptoms of sycosis?
Genitourinary disease, dysmenorrhea, genital herpes, cystic acne, eczema, asthma, angina, anemia, appendicitis, gout, arthritis, tumours, neoplasms.
What are the themes of sycosis?
Diseases are fixed and intractable, they do not go away, but they do not progress. Non-life threatening, but shameful and embarrassing. Patient covers up or compensates for their illness.
Which remedies are primarily sycotic in nature?
What is the nosode for sycosis?
What is the specific remedy for sycosis?
What is the personality of syphilis?
No point in trying, sudden and impulsive violence towards self and others, distorted rigid ideas. Metal paralysis, dullness, stubborn, suicidal and homicidal. Extreme nihilism
What are the derm symptoms of syphilis?
Ulcers, boils, discharge of fluid and pus, offensive, slow to heal, copper coloured eruptions, <heat of bed, spoon shaped thin nails that tear easily, gangrene
What are the pain symptoms of syphilis?
bone bains, tearing, bursting and burning
What are the clinical symptoms of symphilis?
Putrid discharges, blindness, internal and external ulcerations, carcinomas, fistulas, gangrene, rheumatism, sterility, advanced heart disease, late stage cancer or TB, suicide attempts, insanity, addiction
What are the themes of syphilis?
Death sentence in the pre-antibiotic era, patient reacts to her illness or life situation as if under a death sentence. Destruction and decay mentally, emotionally, and physically. Prone to feeling of violence and revenge, suicidal/homicidal. Destructive addictions.
What are the remedies that are primarily syphilitic in nature?
What is the nosode for syphilis?
What is the specific remedy for syphilis?
What is the acute remedy picture of Arnica montana?
Most important acute remedy - marked by SORENESS, tender to touch or pressure, bed feels too hard, <jarring, touch or pressure, cold, motion. Fear of have anyone touch the part, acute back strain, also for black eyes, post-surgical buising, labour and delivery, sore muscles,, chronic effects of old trauma, sprains, especially of small joints.
What is the first aid remedy symptom picture for bellis perennis?
For deep muscle trauma and bruises, abdominal and pelvic trauma/surgery with bruised organs, traumatic arthritis, nerve injury with soreness <cold bathing. SORE BRUISED pains. Sprains with severe bruising, coldness and proximal lymph gland enlargement. <Warm bathing, cold drinks and becoming cold. >Cold applications to bruised part.
What is the first aid remedy symptom picture for bryonia?
Bruising and aching so she can hardly lie still, but each movement hurts. Severe pain with sharp, excruciating, sitting or sore pains. Sprains of the wrist, hand, hip, ankle. <MOTION, even slight motion, jarring heat. >FIRM PRESSURE, LYING on the PAINFUL part, cold.
What is the first aid symptom picture for ledum?
Bruise with excruciating pain and marked edema, puncture wounds and bites (snake, dog, cat, stings, insects) Mottled purplish bruising with excessive swelling, threatened with infection, icy coldness of injured part. <Any>Ice cold apps, can't stand to remove the cold. Sprains: wrist, ankle.</Any>
What is the first aid remedy symptom picture of hypericum?
Injuries, bites, splinters to areas rich in nerves (fingers, tongues, genitals, vertebrae). Crushing injuries to fingers, esp fingertips. COntusions to nerves. Injuries to coccyx. Sharp pains shooting upwards, radiating centrally from injury. For prevention of infection, even tetanus. Spinal injury <LIFTING the arms, <urinating
What is the first aid remedy picture for symphytum?
Specific remedy for blunt trauma, lacerations or puncture wounds to eyeball (not the orbit). Promotes new bone growth in fractures. For painful fractures even if they have already healed. Penetrating injuries, puncture wounds, especially those that penetrate to the periosteum.
What is the first aid symptom picture for symphytum?
Specific remedy for blunt trauma, lacerations or puncture wounds to eyeball. (Not the orbit). Promotes new bone growth in fractures. For painful fractures even if they have already healed. Penetrating injuries, puncture wounds esp penetrating periosteum.
What is the first aid symptom picture of Rhus toxicodendron
Sprains with annoying STIFF PAINFUL restless feeling. Restlessness after injury. Sprains: SHOULDER, WRIST, hop knee, ANKLE, foot.
<FIRST MOTION, keeping still; over-use, lifting
>CONTINUED MOTION; heat; massage; hard pressure
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Ruta?
Specific for injuries to tendons; marked stiffness and BRUISED pain, fractures especially in areas where bone is near the surface: olecranon, patella, iliac crest. Injuries to the periosteum, sciatica after injury. Sprains: WRIST, hand, ankle.
>Lying, pressure, heat, gentle motion
<inspiration; morning in bed; exertion, cold, damp
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Aconite?
First hours after major shock traume, patient is in shock, trembles, moaning or hysterical. Trauma accompanied by great FRIGHT. Muscle weakness, lameness and numbness in limbs after injury. Foreign bodies or sharp wounds to orbit. Simple sunburn with sudden onset of burning, often with chills. Sudden, intense sunstroke with face congested and pupils constricted
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Cantharis?
Second and third degree burns. Chemical burns. Horribly painful BURNING. Burns to mucous membranes: mouth to throat.
<FIRST MOTION, keeping still, over use
>COLD; cannot remove ice pack for an instant.
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Apis?
Minor burns or stings and bites with marked pain, redness and welling. Allergic reactions to bites; urticaria. Burning or stinging pains, > cold apps. Penetrating wounds with deep redness or purple, intensely swollen and hot with threatened infection. Chemical burns to the eyes.
> only relieved by ice cold apps.
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy calendula?
Early stages of infection with whitish pus draining from a closed wound. Post surgical wound infection. Open wounds and abrasions to prevent infection. To promote healing in wounds where the edges cannot be approximated.
What are the overall themes of the Tubercular miasm?
The feeling of the miasm relates to the ever encroaching and eventually fatal, suffocating disease. The patient rebels, struggles, LONGS FOR FREEDOM. She hurries to live her life, even as she intuits that it is draining away from her. He feels the walls closing in upon him. She suffers from respiratory conditions, persecution complex, deformative arthritis.
What are the themes of Tubercular miasm?
- irritable, taciturn, sullen and critical of everybody
- short intense relationships often changing their friends, relationships, jobs, doctors
- constant desire for newness, excitement and stimulation
- love traveling but never stay in one place long
- Physical symptoms always changing (like desires)
What are the tubercular miasm physicals?
Great memory and mentally keen, but ongoing fatigue can lead to mental passivity, confusion and aversion to mental work. (easily fatigued and overwhlemed, begins many projects but doesn’t finish them). Oppression of chest, suffocation and a great need to take a deep breath.
>fresh air, mountains, crave fresh air, wind
Extremely sensitive emotionally and physically
What are the tubercular miasm themes for children?
Fretful, whining, obstinate, fits of temper, cries out in sleep, may be unsocial, mentally dull, keep to himself, morose and sullen. May see the rules of society to be too oppressive, rigid, strict. React with violence, desire for change, wildness. Borderline of what is acceptable to society. Bold, rash, personality which can be destructive.
What are the overall personality traits of tuberculinum?
Longing; unbearable sense of being UNFULFILLED. Independent; friendly, but aloof. Need for change: do not form strong attachments, constant battle against boredom. Desire for TRAVEl. Want to try everything. MALICIOUSNESS; destructive: Especially when their need for change is frustrated. Tantrums; irritable, censorious, highly sensitive. COMPULSIVE. Ritualistic.
What are the tuberculinum physicals?
Affinities: LUNGS, mind, head, occiput, glands, right side.
Frequent RESPIRATORY ailments and allergies. Allergy to diary, animal fur, dust, pollens. PROFUSE perspiration at night and from exertion. Extreme irritability in morning waking. Ravenous HUNGER at night, driving out of bed.
What does tuberculinum crave?
DELICACIES, SMOKED things, bacon, ham, FAT, fat+salt, fat+sweets, COLD MILK, alcohol, ice cream especially before menses, salty things
What is tuberculinum aggravated by?
Cheese, smell of coffee, eggs, fat, hot food, pork, smoked food, sugar
What does tuberculinum have an aversion to?
MEAT, acids, cheese, smell of coffee, eggs, milk, sweets, vegetables, wine
What makes tuberculinum better?
> Cool wind, open air, dry, warm weather, WALKING FAST, continued motion
What makes tuberculinum worse?
<CLOSED ROOM, DAMP, cold, draft, changing weather, beginning of motion, EXERTION, awaking, noise, pressure of waistband, before a storm.
What do tuberculinum children look like?
ADD/ADHD, autism, retardation, compulsive or angry head-banging. Recurrent otitis and/or bronchitis, intolerant of contradiction, indifferent to punishment or reprimand, deliberate cruelty or destructiveness, especially towards animals, dark or long fine hair along spine; blue sclera, long fine eyelashes. Sleeps in knee-chest position.
What do tuberculinum acutes look like?
Crops of small boils one after another. Tendency to acne, especially on nose and chin. Looks purplish and leaves hard lumps. Periodic headaches - as of an iron-band around the head OR beginning in occiput and settling over or in one or both eyes. Bursting, hammering, throbbing pain
<motion, using eyes, mental exertion, talking
What are the characteristics of the cancer miasm?
Almost no hope but they do not give up, feeling of desperation, willing to try anything. Perfectionism and the need for control with the feeling of being strained to one’s very limit. Miasm develops after excessive control by a dictatorial parent/spouse/teacher; or in reaction to a chaotic, unpredictable caretaker (addicted or abusive parent).
What are the cancer miasm themes?
Suppression on all levels.
- refined private, introverted
- hide their feelings for fear of hurting others, even in children
Strive for perfection (controlling the chaos)
- fastidious, to avoid criticism
Lack of reactivity
- mental dullness with a lack of interest, difficulty thinking, aversion to conversation
- feels powerless to control situations in her life
What are the characteristics of the cancer miasm?
Sensitive to people, animals, beauty, music, reprimand. Powerful sense of duty and responsibility. Will stay in bad relationships due to sense of responsibility. Anticipation anxiety. Fear something bad will happen. Anorexia nervosa is often treated by remedies of this miasm. Tumours of any sort and neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis are often found in this miasm.
What are the themes for carcinosum?
Suppression adaptation and disease
- overanxious, overprotective parents or excessive control by a dictatorial authority or chaotic unpredictable caretaker, become well behaved, tidy never aggressive
- with work, school, performance, due to insecurity and fear of criticism
Control vs. Chaos
- strong self-control; very reserved, forgiving to others, but never of themselves, turn their aggression inwards towards self
What are the themes of carcinosum?
Childhood feelings neglect, dispair, unwanted (demanding parents, too much responsibility at a young age). Restless children (tendency to destructive outbursts, refusal to accept authority). Highly sensitive to reprimand (falls apart). Takes offense easily (intolerance to contradiction, averse to consolation)
What are carcinosum physicals?
Affinities: in 95% cases, carc is prescribed on the basis of mental and general systems.
Generally warm, tics, twitching muscles, eyelids, sensations of constriction, tightness, disinterested, foggy brain, forgetful, aversion to conversation, never well since mono, chronic INSOMNIA even in childhood.
What does carcinosum fear?
being judged, admonition, loss of control.
What does carcinosum crave?
BUTTER, chocolate, coffee, eggs, fat, ham fat, fruit, milk, salt
What does carcinosum have an aversion to?
FAT and rich food, fruid, milk, salt
What is carcinosum aggravated by?
Beer, eggs, fat, fruit, milk, onions, wine
What makes carcinosum better?
> Evening, seashore, open air, natural surroundings, storms, full or new moon, BEING BUSY, physical exertion, short sleep
What makes carcinosum worse?
<SEASHORE, sea bathing, storms, short sleep, vaccination, physical exertion, vaults, cellers, undressing, reprimands
Contradictory and/or alternating states, cravings, aversions
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Arsenicum?
Acute food poisoning, struggles to avoid vomiting from fear. BURNING PAIN and very acrid emesis. Anxious restlessness alternates with exhaustion. FAINTNESS AND EXHAUSTION FROM HORRIBLE N&V, becomes too weak to continue vomiting. Thirsty, but liquids are vomited immediately.
<11am-3pm, midnight-3am, COLD DRINKS, ice cream, alcohol, smell or thought of food.
>Warm drinks, stomach ache, MILK
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Cocculus?
Nausea from central causes (not the stomach), vertigo with motion sickness; pregnancy. Loathing of food, CAR or SEASICKNESS, even watching moving objects
<MOTION, RISING UP from bed, afternoon, drinking, headache, becoming cold, odors esp food, sight, thought of food, if constipated
What is the symptom picture of the first aid remedy Ipecac?
Horrible nausea and HANGING DOWN SENSATION in the stomach UNRELIEVED EBEN TEMPORARILY BY VOMITING, despite nausea, TONGUE IS CLEAN AND RED. Offensive breath with N&V
<HEMORRHAGE, esp uterine, pregnancy, during labour, cough, asthma, headache, itching, suppressed eruptions
>NOTHING gives the slightest relief
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Nux vomica?
Irritable and over sensitive, nausea with CRAMPS AND PAINFUL OR INEFFECTUAL VOMITING, tight clothes unbearable, constipation with nausea
<ANGER ALCOHOL, morn in bed, eating, smoking, after surgery, cold drinks cause retching
>Warm drinks, lying
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy phosphorus?
N&V with burning in the stomach. CRAVES COLD DRINKS to soothe stomach but VOMITS AS SOON AS IT BECOMES WARM.
<WARM drinks, putting hands in warm water, eating, esp warm foods, pregnancy, general anesthesia, smoking, odors, esp beer.
>Cold drinks, lying on the right side, sleep
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Sepia?
Horrible nausea and empty sensation in stomach, nausea from merely the thought of food, excellent remedy for the side-effects of chemo tx.
<MORNING, esp before breakfast; MOTION or SEASICKNESS; odors, post-natal drainage; thought of food, fats, averse to smell of partner during morning sickness
>Eating, sour food
Vomitus: milky white
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Tabacum?
Deathly nausea, patient may appear GREEN or very pale. Weak and sweating with nausea and faintness. Motion sickness, dreads motion.
<Morning, before breakfast, MOTION, pregnancy
>OPEN AIR, uncovering the belly, closing the eyes
Vomitus: Yellow or yellow-green
What is the symptom picture for the first aid remedy Veratrum?
SEVERE sometimes PROJECTILE vomiting, often with diarrhea. Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea. Vomiting accompanied by cold perspiration especially on the forehead, chills, cold breath, and often collapse.
<Vertigo, after sleep, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy, drinking
What is the symptom picture of the first remedy Antimonium-tart?
Eating provokes COUGHING WHICH TERMINATES IN RETCHING or vomiting. Difficult vomiting, patient works hard to produce emesis. Weakness or faintness and coldness following the vomiting.
<Eating, fruit, soup, drinking, when constipated, in the elderly
>Lying on the R side
What are the themes of nat-mur?
Silent grief, sensitivity, introversion, defensive, ISOLATION, loneliness
What is the nat-mur personality?
Silent, hidden grief
- dwells on past disagreeable experiences, can’t put out of head, responsible towards others
Sensitivity and great vulnerability
- all natrums are hyper sensitive and closed. DEFENSIVENESS and RESENTMENT. Fear of rejection.
- do not reveal all about themselves. Wall comes down with alcohol or sex
What are the nat-mur physical affinities?
Nutrition (digestive tract), mind, brain, blood, heart, glands (mucous, spleen, liver), left side
What are the nat-mur physical generals?
Warm blooded and <heat, sun, Pains appear and disappear gradually, Hypochondria, anxious about tiny blemishes, Sensitive to noise and music, Uses alcohol to loosen inhibitions, lacrimal ion, pain through eyes, goiter and thyroid conditions, lump in throat sensations, asthma in eve <5-7pm, peptic ulcers from grief/conflict, colitis with sudden urge for diarrhea, hemorrhage from rectum after stool, constipation, bashful kidneys (can’t urinate in front of others), stress incontinence.
What does nat-mur crave?
SALT, SOUR, vinegar, lemon, bitter, beer, chocolate, burned toast
What does nat-mur have an aversion to?
BREAD, FAT, RICH FOODS, SLIMY foods and egg white, CHICKEN
What is nat-mur aggravated by?
BREAD, smell of coffee, milk
What does nat-mur fear?
ROBBERS, dark, storms, CLAUSTROPHOBIA, germs, insects
What makes nat-mur better?
> PERSPIRATION, open air, seaside, cool bathing, rest, deep breathing, before breakfast, pressure, lying on something hard, lying on R side
What makes nat-mur worse?
<PERIODICALLY (9-11am, with sun, after menses), HEAT, sun, EXERTION, sympathy, violent emotions, crying, lying down, especially on the L side
What do nat-mur children look like?
Well behaved and mature beyond years, strong need for affection, overly vulnerable, prefers to be alone with grief, extremely responsible about homework and families needs, headache in schoolchildren. Adolescents: sensitivity and inability to accept help. May resort to drug use to ease emotional pain
What does a nat-mur acute look like?
Headache, migraine, vertigo with nausea and tendency to fall to the left, <pregnancy, tea and looking into distance. Herpes eruptions: lips, corners of mouth and nose, chin. Cracks at corners of mouth, apthae of mouth, gums, tongue. Cold begin with sneezing, coryza albuminous or egg white, periodic or recurring fevers
What are nux-v themes?
Strong, inner urge to achieve, have his own way, averse to restrictions. Ambitious, fanatic, competitive, success is not enough, winning gives meaning. Oversensitive to external impressions, irritable, impatient, fault finding, jealous, quarrelsome, substance abuse, alcoholism.
What are nux-v personality traits?
Cramped, can’t relax, collapse from overwork. Hates to wait in line, road rage, reproaches others, abusive, ailments from disappointed ambition, independent, fear of marriage and intimacy.
What are nux-v affinities?
MIND, NERVES, DIGESTION (stomach, liver, bowels) respiratory organs, right side.
What are nux-v physical generals?
<motion, tight clothing, touch, massage, open air, dry weather, cold
>sitting, heat, free discharges
What are the nux-v physicals relating to sleep?
High sex drive and no relief from masturbation, waking 3-4 am with activity of mind, lies awake thinking of work, drops off when nearly time to get up. Very irritable upon waking, wakes with HA, upset stomach, ailments from loss of sleep. <lying on back, >lying on side. Sneezing and fluent coryza on waking. Obstructed breathing at night, bruxism.
What are the nux-v physicals pertaining to the digestive system?
Constipation, cystitis, vomiting, gas, ineffectual urging. Sensation as if not complete, alternating with diarrhea (IBS). Pains with urging for stool, head, abdomen, back. Indolence (mental & physicals) after meals. Cramps, spasms. Jerks, twisted, tense feeling
What does nux-v fear?
Opinion of others, marriage, humiliation, failure, dark (esp children)
What does nux-v crave?
Stimulants (coffee, wine, cigarettes, spicy food), needs coffee to wake and alcohol to sleep
What does nux-v have an aversion to?
Beer, coffee, food, meat, tobacco, water, bread, food, smoking, after eating a little
What is nux-v aggravated by?
Coffee, cold food/drinks, wine, tobacco, spicy food, beer, meat, milk, smell of tobacco
What makes nux-v better?
> FREE DISCHARCHES, naps, wrapping head, hot drinks, milk, moist air, evening, warm room, warmth, after stool or flatus, loosening clothes
What makes nux-v worse?
4AM, COLD, OPEN AIR, UNCOVERING, HIGH LIVING, (coffee, alcohol, drugs), PRESSURE of clothes, sedentary habits, overeating, disturbed sleep, SLIGHT CAUSES (anger, noise, odors, light, touch), mental fatigue
What does a nux-v acute look like?
Influenza with high fever and violent CHILLS and CRAMPS <every movement which stirs the air under the covers. Cystitis with nearly constant urging relieved only for a few minutes by passing small amount of urine <warm apps or warm baths. Gastritis with pain from over-eating and/or alcohol abuse. Acute colic from gallstones, kidney stones >heat, <touch. Hangover remedy.
What does a nux-v child look like?
Infants with colic and angry, arching back. Inguinal hernias from birth. Constipation with hard, painful stool. Child rears going for stool. Fear of the dark, opinion of others, school failure.
What does the first aid symptom picture for Bryonia look like?
Cough and sore throat: severely painful cough felt in whole head and chest. Must hold chest or even whole head with each cough. DRY cough with each movement or deep breath, fears to inspire.
<Eating or swallowing, overheating, bending head backwards
What is the first aid symptom picture for Causticum?
Cough and sore throat: Irritating, tickling cough and scant, difficult expectoration, often with hoarseness. Feeling of mucous in chest which makes him try to cough deeper to get it out. Cough vanishes during the day completely.
<Drafts or cold air, overheating in bed at night, talking, bending head forward
>COLD DRINKS, rainy weather.
Expectoration:Sticky, greasy Unable to raise mucous no matter how he tries, has to swallow it
What does the first aid symptom picture for Kali bichromicum look like?
Cough and sore throat: Rattling, productive cough often with sinusitis. Thick, sticky or stringy mucous expelled with difficulty.
<NIGHT, esp 1-3AM, EATING, morning on rising, cold air, uncovering
>AFTER EXPECTORATION, once she warms up in bed, sitting up
What does the symptom picture of the first aid remedy Kali-carb look like?
Cough and sore throat: Dry, tickling or productive cough. Stitching pains in chest with cough. Crawling tickling sensation on first lying down at night.
<NIGHT, esp 2-4AM, morning, cold air or slight draft
>SITTING UPRIGHT or even bent forward
What does the first aid symptom picture for Pulsatilla look like?
Cough and sore throat: Cough from allergy or asthma, loose, rattling, “juicy”. Children with nighttime coughs, from post nasal drainage, dry in eve, loose in morn.
<EVE, NIGHT, becoming cold, warm room, warm drinks, becoming wet, smoke, before menses
>OPEN or COOL AIR, LYING PROPPED UP, gentle walking, sitting, deep breath
Expectoration: Morning on rising, easy production of yellow or green mucous.
What does the first aid symptom picture for phosphorus look like?
Cough and sore throat: Every cold ends in a cough and a chest infection. Dry tickling painful; burning in chest with cough
<EVE, TWILIGHT, cough awakens her from sleep, cold air, entering or leaving a warm room, to go into or out from the cold, lying on the left side, odors, smoke, talking, singing.
>Turning to the right side, warmth
During cough: Headache, burning chest, trembling, exhaustion
Must hold or squeeze chest during cough
What does the first aid symptom picture for Rumex look like?
Cough and sore throat: Main remedy for tickling, irritated coughs, incessant, violent tickling with scant expectoration. Covers his mouth going out into cold air.
<11PM, morning, cold or open air, entering or leaving a warm room, to go into or out from the cold, undressing or uncovering, PRESSING PIT of THROAT even lightly, bending head backwards, inspiring.
>Turning onto the right side
What does the first aid symptom picture for Spongia look like?
Cough and sore thraot: Barking, croupy, or ittitated cough, often with constriction or tickling in larynx. Suffocative cough; cyanosis with cough.
<Before or at midnight, cold, dry air, cold drinks
>EATING and DRINKING esp warm drinks or food, from constantly sucking cough drops, sitting, bending head forward.
What does the first aid symptom picture of Drosera look like?
Cough and sore throat: Paroxysms of cough, SUFFOCATIVE or CHOKING so painful must hold her chest or stomach to cough. Very irritated airways with tickling/dryness.
<NIGHT esp 12-2AM, DRINKING or eating, talking, smoke, lying down at night, AS SOON AS HEAD HITS PILLOW
>Sitting up, walking slowly
Expectoration: Purulent, bitter or bloody expectoration
What does the first aid symptom picture of Antimonium tart look like?
Cough and sore throat: Noisy, rattling, loose cough, as if chest is filled with mucous. Too weak to expel mucous.
<NIGHT, esp 10pm until after midnight, anger, eating, yawning, lying flat
>Sitting, after expectoration
What does the first aid symptom picture for Lachesis look like?
Cough and sore throat: Intense coughing from allergy, severe infection or cardiac illness. Irritated cough from constriction or sensation of a crumb in larynx. Any attempt to talk causes cough.
<ALL NIGHT, disturbing sleep, PRESSURE/TOUCHING throat, TALKING, morn on rising, stuffy room, lying esp on L side drinking
>Open air, after expectoration
Which headache remedies are right sided?
Nat-mur, Bell, Sang, Lyc
Which headache remedies are Left sided?
Spig, Bry, Lach, Sep
Which headache remedies are all over/vertex?
Calc-C, Nux-v, Phos, silica, sulph
Which headache remedies are better with pressure?
Nat mur, Bell, Bry, Lach, sepia, Calc-c, Nux-V, silica
Which headache remedies are better with pressing the head against something hard?
What is the most intense headache remedy in the materia medica?
Which headache remedy is used in 10-15% of headaches?
Which headache remedy is better with vigorous exertion?
Which remedy has icy cold feet and hands with the headache?
Which headache remedy is better after vomiting?
Sang, Lach, Sepia
Which headache remedy is characterized with the menses getting worse?
Nat-mur, bell, sang, lyc
(all R sided)
Sepia, Calc-c, Phos
Which headache remedies are characterized by being worse before but better during menses?
Which headache remedies are associated with hunger and eating?
Lyc, Phos, Sep
What are the themes of Arsenicum?
Preservation (forever young/strong, desire for things like health property relationships to last) and Disintegration, decline death and decay (dust feeling, preoccupied with death, destructive, malignant process, discharges smell of decay, highly sensitive to food that isn’t fresh)
What are the personality traits of Arsenicum?
Insecurity, feels overwhelmingly vulnerable (dependence, needs reassurance, cultivates strong friends)
Afraid to be alone
Preoccupied with death
Anxiety about health
Pessimistic, believes everything will tend towards the worst, therefore not a risk taker
What are arsenicum affilnities?
MUCOUS MEMBRANES, MIND, GI TRACT, Right side, blood, heart, nerves
What do the main affinities of arsenicum look like?
Asthma (especially with fear, restlessness and burning pains, worse after midnight)
Poor appetite and gastric upset when depressed
Acute gastroenteritis with simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea (esp with fear, restlessness and burning pains)
What are the arsenicum physicals?
Sudden weakness and weakness from slight exertion
Burning, unquenchable thirst (desire for cold water, but stomach <cold water)
Burning pains >warmth
Destructive, malignant processes
Putrid, cadaveric odors of discharges
<Physical exertion; <after midnight and 1-3am
What makes arsenicum better?
Warmth (warm dry applications, warm drinks food wraps), ELEVATING HEAD, sitting erect, motion and walking about, company.
What makes arsenicum worse?
COLD, EXERTION, PERIODICALLY (after midnight, after 2 am), VEGETABLES, food that is not fresh, suppressed eruptions, tobacco
What does arsenicum fear?
Disease, cancer, robbers, poverty, death, being alone
What does arsenicum crave?
COLD DRINKS, olives, olive oil, warm drinks/food when chilled, brandy, bread, coffee, milk, refreshing, sour fruit
What does arsenicum have an aversion to?
cold drinks, fats and rich foods, food smells, meat, sweets
What is arsenicum aggravated by?
COLD, vegetables, food that is not fresh, tobacco, alcohol.
What do arsenicum children look like?
Proper, very concerned about the opinion of others
Great insecurity and anxiety
Great concern for parents’ health
Compulsive about school work
Pays abnormal attention to his parent’s responsibilities
What are the themes for lycopodium?
Cowardice, feelings of inferiority which he constantly tries to overcome (shy, introverted, loner, phobic)
Compensatory haughtiness - relax reaction to inner lack of self-confidence (love of power)
Lack of discipline and self-control
Fears the responsibility of commitment
What are the lycopodium personality traits?
Extreme lack of self-confidence (may have been criticized when young, averse to new things, conscientious about trifles)
Intellectual and withdrawn
Central feeling is that of “smallness”
Bullying, domineering to family and less authority, obsequious to superiors
Averse to company, yet dreads being alone
Anxiety about health, conflicts, career, stage fright
What are the lycopodium affinities?
NUTRITION (digestive tract, liver) URINARY organs, RIGHT SIDE, THROAT
What are the lycopodium physical generals?
Dryness (skin, nose, vagina)
Right sided, or R to L
< 4-8PM, MORNING ON WAKING irritable, missing a meal or fasting, 3-4am
>Evening, midnight, forenoon??, open air
What are the HEEN lycopodium physicals?
Head, eyes, ears and nose
Eruptions of scalp and behind ears, cracks in canthi of eyes, nasal obstruction <night, snuffles of newborns
Sleeps on R side or abdomen, Waking at night from hunger, or from fright, extremely un-refreshed in morning
Flaring of the alae nasi in asthma/pneumonia, deep furrows of the brow/jowls, gray hair in streaks of patches, mainly R side
What do the lycopodium GI physicals look like?
Loud rumbling in ST, bloated and >eructation and flatus, <even small amounts of food. Abdomen <weight of clothing, ST pain >rubbing
Heartburn, sour eructations
GB pain <eating, deep inhalation
Huge appetite, appetite increases while eating
Wakes at night to eat, must eat before bed
MUST eat at regular times to avoid headache
STOOL STARTS HARD, THEN TURNS SOFT OR LIQUID
What do the GU lycopodium physicals look like?
R sided KD stones/ovarian cysts
Sexual promiscuity, impotence, premature ejaculation, frigidity
Herpes, especially R sided and extending down thigh
Palpitations, <eve in bed, indigestion and overeating
BACK PAIN >URINATION
Hip pain, <first>continued movement</first></lying>
What does lycopodium fear?
GHOSTS, cancer, being alone at night, people, commitment and marriage, public speaking, agoraphobia, claustrophobia
What does lycopodium crave?
SWEETS, alcohol, warm drinks, and food.
What does lycopodium have an aversion to?
Oysters, COLD drinks and food.
What aggravates lycopodium?
Oysters, onions, cabbage, bread
What makes lycopodium better?
WARM drinks and foods, cold apps, warm bed, motion, eructations, after urinating, loosening the clothes, open air, uncovering the head, forenoon, after midnight.
What makes lycopodium worse?
PRESSURE OF CLOTHES, WARMTH and warm rooms, 4-8pm and 3-4am, wrapping up head, waking, wind, eating to satiety, lying on R side.
Note: ,warm room yet >warm bed
What do lycopodium children look like?
Angry, bossy and rude to too permissive parents, yet good conduct scores at school
Extremely shy, poor stamina, rough games frightening and exhausting, head overly large for body, fine delicate features, cautious physically, prefers reading and computers.
What do lycopodium acutes look like?
Pharyngitis: R side and moves to L or just R. >warm or cold drinks. Tonsillitis.
Pneumonia: great dyspnea, prostration, frothy sputum, rattling chest, flares nostrils.
Right side headaches from overheating or not eating regularly. <4-8pm and heat of bed >cold and uncovering head
KD stone colic, R side, reddish sand in urine.
What are the overall themes of mercurius?
Seclusion, instability, restlessness, hurriedness/slowness, attacked/enemies, order/predictability
What is the mercurius personality like?
Seclusion: closed, suspicious, avoids people, embarrassed, averse to being approached or touched
Instability: mood changes as quickly as mind. will reflect what they think they want you to see.
Restlessness: travel and change
Hurried/slowness: internal hurried but slow to act OR impulsive without thinking
Attacked: delusion everyone is enemy, sensitive
Order vs. chaos: NEEDS A STEADY LIFE AND STABLE SOCIETY TO COUNTER-BALANCE INNER INSTABILITY OR CANNOT BEAR PREDICTABILITY AND ROUTINE. Always discontent.
What are the mercurius affinities?
BLOOD, GLANDS, GENITALS, mucous membranes, joints, LEFT side
What are the mercurius physical generals?
Sensitive to heat and cold, as easily chilled as overheated, easy perspiration all over body without relief. Sweat oily, foul, stains the linen yellow. Secretions/discharges, thin slimy acrid burning foul or thick, green-yellow. Feel poisoned or toxic.
What are the mercurius physicals?
Night sweats, general agg from sweating. Great debility and weakness chronic fatigue. Chronic acne, discharges pus and easily scars. Chronic discharges of pus from anywhere. Multiple serious apthae and ulceration in mouth. Offensive breath. Excess salivation. Gingivitis, tongue feels swollen and edges hurt. Ulcerative colitis with offensive stool.
What does mercurius crave?
BREAD AND BUTTER, cold drinks, beer, lemons, liquid food, milk
What does mercurius have an aversion to?
Brandy, butter, strong cheese, coffee, fat, meat, salt, sweet
What aggravates mercurius?
COFFEE, cold food, hot food, plums, sweets, wine.
What does mercurius fear?
Disease, death, insanity, darkness, ghosts, people, poverty (great stinginess)
What makes mercurius better?
Moderate temps, morning, scratching.
NOT MUCH makes them better. That is keynote.
What makes mercurius worse?
NIGHT, SWEATING, LYING ON RIGHT SIDE, OVERHEATED, DRAFTS(to head, while changing, cloudy or cold, damp weather) wet feet, artificial light, during stool, during urination, blowing nose.
What do mercurius children look like?
Precocious, almost adult like emotions.
Strong emotions, can be very irritable and sensitive, often shy and withdrawn.
Poor resistance to infection
Chronic otitis, pharyngitis, stomatitis.
What do mercurius acutes look like?
Acutes always start with chills, moist skin
Acute pain of dental abscess
Pharyngitis with dirty tongue and salivation
acute gastroenteritis, with strong salivation. Acute gastroenteritis, with strong urge for diarrhea and “NEVER GET DONE” sensation.
Skin ulcerations, usually superficial and spreading
What does the first aid Arsenicum diarrhea symptom picture look like?
Acutes with burning, acrid stool, prostration, anxiety, restlessness and often marked nausea/vomiting
Food poisoning; chronic diarrhea in alcoholics; elderly with morning diarrhea
<12-2am, cold places, excitement, cold drinks and food, food that is even slightly old, meat, fruit, alcohol, >warm applications to abdomen
STOOL acrid and thin, rice water, mucous, bloody
What does the first aid diarrhea symptom picture for phosphorus look like?
Generally painless, but exhausting. Uncomfortable open sensation, as if rectum is loose. Even slight dietary indescretions cause diarrhea .
<5am, lying L side, pregnancy, during chills, spices, warm food
>Sleep, cold drinks or food, ice cream, coffee
STOOL: Bright, red blood. Rice water stool, “like a fire hydrant” Watery with lumps of white mucous.
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for podophyllum?
Watery, profuse, EXPLOSIVE diarrhea with much flatus and sputtering. Generally marked cramps causing patient to bend double >passing stool. Uneasy sensation where patient cannot tell if she is about to have diarrhea or vomit. Faintness, weakness, empty sensation after stool. <4-5 am, forenoon, evening, heat or hot weather, after eating or drinking, bathing, motion, cabbage, fruit. Headache with diarrhea, rectal prolapse from diarrhea.
Stool: Watery, rice water, frothy, pasty, yellow, offensive
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for Aloe look like?
Acute diarrhea with much flatus and sputtering. Alternating with constipation. Involuntary stool, esp when passing flatus
<5-6am, overheating, standing, beer, oysters, unripe fruits, acid
>lying on abdomen
Stool: mushy, mixed with flatus and mucous
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for sulphur look like?
Acute every morning waking patient 5-6am, burning or soreness of anus on passing stool; itching at the rectum. May fall asleep immediately after diarrhea episode.
<5-6am, suppressed eruptions, standing, veer, acids, sweets, milk
Stool: like rotten eggs, bloody, frothy, mucous OFFENSIVE
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for chamomilla look like?
Acute in infants and small children. Great irritability, restlessness, crying and complaining
<9am, catching cold; teething, anger, smoking, rhubarb
Stool: green or like chipped grass, hot, rotten egg odour
What does the diarrhea first symptom picture look like for Lycopodium?
Bloating, rumbling, fermentation with irregular diarrhea.
>Open air, cold apps, after eating, eructation
<4-8pm, eating, esp cold food, anxiety, stage fright, fruit, pastry, milk, beer, wine, vegetables
Stool: formed at beginning, then soft or watery
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for mercurius look like?
Corrosive diarrhea with feeling will “NEVER GET DONE”.
<eve, night, COLD air, esp on abdomen.
>lying or standing
Stool: Mucousy green, sour, purulent, offensive, metallic odour
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for nux-vomica look like?
Cramping and painful relieved only temporarily. Marked urging or tenesmus, requent ineffectual urges.
<morning, anger, stress, alcohol, cold or open air in babies after nursing, cold food, onions and garlic
>heat or warm apps to abdomen, cramps, immediately after stool, only to recur shortly
Stool: slimy insufficient, bloody
What does the diarrhea first aid symptom picture for pulsatilla look like?
Painless and indigestion. Aching and tenesmus extending from anus along sacrum.
<in children, extertion, overheating, warm room, fright, rich or fatty foods, pork, onions, fruit
>Open air, cold applications
Stool: NO TWO ALIKE, slimy green, pasty, whitish.