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James Tyler Kent

materia medica, philosophy, constitutional homeopathy

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Boenninghausen method

created repertorization

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Herring's Law

cures progresses above down, inside out, most imp to least impt, most recent to older

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Aconitum

Acute! Acute shock and fear so wants to run under the covers. Great restlessness and anxiety; Panic attacks. Fevers

Worse cold dry wind.

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Allium cepa

Acrid nasal discharge: “like a faucet” and “burns like an onion”. Red nose. Profuse bland tears with allergic rhinitis and common cold.

Phantom limb pain. Great thirst. Worse warm room.

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Anacardium

Mental feeling of devil on one shoulder, angel on the other. Need to prove himself & profound inferiority complex. Great anxiety about future.
Physical Generals: Feeling of a plug or a hoop in the body.

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Antimonium tartaricum

Rattling mucus in chest, can t expectorate. Drowsiness, debility, sweat.

Drowning, COPD

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Apis mellifica

Burning, red, stinging pain with swelling. Cystitis with burning.
Thirstless. Cri encephalique in meningitis.

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Arnica montana

Hemorrhagic tendency. Concussion of brain. Stroke. Face and head hot, extremities comparatively cold. Better cool weather, cold, alone.

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Arsenicum album

Fear disease, robbers, alone, poverty, death. Desires company, worse alone. Late-stage illness (cancer, dying). Restlessness.
Burning pain better heat.
Worse midnight.

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Aurum metallicum

Heart problems, bone pain. Self-reproach, suicidal ideation, grief.
Modalities: Better music, evening. Worse night, cold, winter.

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Baryta carbonica

Delayed development, childish/immature. Tonsilitis, aneurysm, lymphadenopathy.
Physical Generals: Nail biting. Cold. Aversion to fruit.
Modalities: Worse feet becoming cold.

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Belladonna

High fever w/o sweat, radiating heat, violent, delirious.
Thirstless. Right sided.
Modalities: Worse light, jarring, 3pm.

Cold hands and feet during fever and heat in the head.
Throbbing carotid arteries. Sudden lighting like pains and sx that come and go quickly. Ailments from cutting hair.
Desire lemons, desire to bite. Desire to escape.

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Bryonia

Pain worse with slightest movement/touch. Dry hacking cough, bronchitis, pleurisy. Stitching pains.
Fear of poverty; talk about business; desire to go home.
Dryness of synovia and mucus membranes. THIRSTY for lots of drink

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Calcarea carbonica

Dyspnea on exertion, worse ascending. Obesity, eczema, GI complaints, swollen glands.
Perspiration, especially on the occiput. Sour belches.
Modalities: Worse cold, damp, fatty foods. Better dry heat.

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Cantharis

Burning pain. Dances around the room in agony from UTI pain. Urine passes drop by drop. Sexual mania.
Physical Generals: Burning pains only relieved by cold.

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Carbo vegetabilis

Air hunger, desire to be fanned. Severe bloating, indigestion.
Physical Generals: Feels internally hot but cyanotic and feels cold objectively.
Modalities: Better fatty foods. Better cold, better air, better belching, better fanned.

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Causticum

Intolerant of injustices, rebellious. Is a victim, paralyzed. Burns. Coughs and Contractures!
Physical Generals: Better in cloudy and wet weather.
Craves salt, smoked meat. Averse sweets.

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Chamomilla

Teething, otitis media, colic. Irritable, demanding cry. Desire to be held. One cheek red, other pale.
Physical Generals: Intense sweating, thirst, fever
Modalities: Sensitive to open air/wind; Better local heat, want to be rocked or carried

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Drosera

Violent paroxysmal cough, pertussis. Hold chest, the pain of coughing is so painful, hoarse voice. Cough so violent pt cant catch breath, vomits, has epistaxis.
Cough with sensation of feather or pit/crumb in throat pit.
Modalities: Worse around midnight.

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Equisetum

As volume of bladder increases, sensation of urgency and discomfort decreases. Nocturnal enuresis in children who dream of urinating.
Worse right side, movement, pressure, end of urination. Better lying down, afternoon.

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Tremendous aching, as if bones broken. Influenza and pneumonia, fractures.
fever highest 7-9am. Better hands and knees, conversation, perspiration. Worse motion.

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Euphrasia

Tears burn with allergies Red eyes. Bland nasal rhinorrhea.
Worse sun, worse heat. Better open air.

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Ferrum Phosphoricum

Sudden high fever (>102) without localizing symptoms. Sand under the eyelids.
Bright red blood (hemorrhage).
Circum red cheeks.
Averse eggs. Better walking slowly in cool air

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Gelsemium

Dull, dizzy, drowsy, droopy, dumb with the flu. Fright causes them to freeze.

Better continued motion. Worse bad news. Better stimulants, alone, urination.
HA from back to front and chills up and down his spine

Think they have a lot of liquid in them (>urination/diarrhea)

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Glonoinum

Migraines come and go with the sun. Loses their way in well-known streets. Hot flashes, heat stroke, palpitations, angina.
Left sided.

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Graphites

Cracked skin oozing like yellow honey. Cobweb sensation on face. Strong indications for any pathology of the skin.
Chilly, not better warm. Obese, timid people. dislikes meat/ salt/ sweets

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Hepar sulphuris

VERY CHILLY. Sharp, splintering pains. Throat infection with splinter-like pains and boils. Vulnerability on all levels.

Worse cold, drafts, touch. Better warmth.

Suppuration from infections, smells offensive-old cheese.

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Hyoscyamus

Exhibitionism/ Desires to masturbate in public. Violent.
Angrily dancing
Worse fright, menses, sleep.

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Hypericum

Nerve injury, shooting pains. Crush injuries to areas rich in nerves: digits, periosteum, coccyx.
Pain radiating from periph to center.
Modalities: Worse cold damp, fog, touch. Better bending head back

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Ignatia amara

Ailments from grief, disappointed love. Spasticity, sensitivity, sighing. Fear of birds.
Perspire only on face. Lump in throat. HA as if nail in head.
Worse consolation, sweets, coffee, tobacco. Better travel, eating.

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Ipecacuanha

Nausea is persistent and not relieved by vomiting. Triad of cough, nausea, hemorrhage.
Nausea with clean tongue.
Better open air. Worse warm, pregnancy.

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Kali bich

Thick yellow, gluey discharge, tenacious and ropy. Rigid, sticks to rules, narrow minded. Allergic to beer.
Worse cold, worse morning, worse 2-3am. Better heat, motion, pressure.
Pain in spots. Ulcerative, punched out lesions

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Kali carbonicum

Asthma and lung; chronic sinusitis. Stitching pain. Rigid and dogmatic personality (black and white thinking).
Sit up and lean forward with asthma. Desires sweets.
Swelling of upper lid.
Worse cold, drafts, 2-4am, lying flat (resp). Worse menses (back pain). Better pressure (Pain).

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Lachesis

Fear snakes. Purple red sore throat, absceses, varicose veins, migraines.
Left sided (R). Hot. Intolerance of tight collars and clothes.
Worse suppression, sleep, heat, sun, touch. Better discharge (menses, etc).
hair falls out during pregnancy

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Ledum

Puncture wounds and sprains and injuries to orbit. Blue/purple affected area.
Injured part cold to touch. Better cold.

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Lycopodium

Fear commitment. Love of power. Anxiety about health. GI and liver problems.
Worse morning and especially 4-8 p.m. Better evening, midnight. Better open air and loosening clothes.
Fan like motion of ala nasi.

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Magnesia Phosphorica

Cramping pains, spasms. Neuralgia, spasmodic dysmenorrhea, cough.
R-sided complaints.
Better heat and pressure. Worse light touch.

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Medorrhinum

Excess & extremes. Extreme sex drive. Bites nails. Hot feet, uncover them in bed. STDs, vaginitis, UTIs, warts.
Sleeps abdomen, knee chest position. Averse eggplant, slimy foods. Crave sour fruit/citrus, fat, alcohol, drugs.
Better at sea and evening/midnight.

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Mercurius vivus

Compulsive disorders, violent and destructive. Lesions like syphilis; secondary stages- bullae, abscess.
Narrow temp tolerance. Salivation. Thirsty for cold water. Night sweats.
Worse nights. Worse from perspiring, from heat of bed.
Neurological problems and tremor of hands.

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Natrum muriaticum

Ailments from grief, dwells on past; unable to cry. Romantic, worse disappointed love. Hard to urinate in public. Headaches. Dreams of/fears robbers. Watery discharge (URI, urethritis, vaginitis).
Craves salt or averse salt. Thirsty for cold drinks.
Worse sun, worse 10-3 p.m. Worse consolation. Better open air.

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Natrum phosphoricum

Forgetful and easily frightened (bad news, thunderstorms, death). Closed off emotionally. Secretive. Acute conditions with yellow/creamy discharge. Greenish diarrhea.
Sour eructations, vomiting, flatus. Craved fried eggs and spicy food.
Worse mental exertion, morning, evening, after midnight. Drafts and open air. Worse butter, fats, vinegar. Worse thunderstorms.

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Natrum sulphuricum

Head injury causes depression and bronchitis. Pneumonia with rattling cough, must hold chest.
Physical Generals: Sad after music.
Modalities: Worse wet weather, lying on left, speaking/spoken to. Better after stools, better dry, pressure, changing position.

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Nitricum acidum

Splinters and “sticking” pains.
Chilly, worse cold. Craves fat and butter.
Worse morning. Cold. Better riding (in carriage) and gliding

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Nux vomica

HAs, migraines, hangovers. Type A personality. Urge to cough, urinate, defecate but cannot.
Physical Generals: Chilly. Craves fat, alcohol and stimulants which aggravate.
Modalities: Better warm, worse cold.

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Phosphorus

Respiratory complaints-pneumonia, asthma. Hemorrhage. Effervescent, gullible, hypersensitive. Very fearful: anxiety about health, fear death, disease, dark, thunderstorms, alone, something will happen.
Physical Generals: Craves cold drinks. Left-sided.

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Phytolacca

Breast problems, hard lesions, lymphadenopathy, mastitis. Painful red throat with burning. Purple discoloration.

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Platina

Women’s remedy. Royal haughtiness
Physical Generals: Cramp like squeezing pain. Localized numbness and coldness.
Modalities: Better walking, worse sitting and standing
Miasm: Syphilitic

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Podophyllum

painless diarrhea, IBS, IBD, gurgling abdomen
Physical Generals: Diarrhea alternates with HA and constipation
Modalities: Worse early morning

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Psorinum

Offensive discharges, filthy smell and profuse sweating.
Physical Generals: Extreme sensitivity to cold.
Modalities: Better with laying on floor with arms out (like crucified)

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Pulsatilla

Changeable disposition and symptoms, no 2 stools alike. Weepy and emotional. Fear abandonment. OM, URI, teething.
Physical Generals: Hormonal remedy. Thirstless.
Modalities: Better open air, walking slowly in open air. Worse hot sun, stuffy rooms.

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Pyrogenium

Septic fevers, cellulitis, severe influenza with delerium
Physical Generals: High temp but low pulse. Internal chill (as if in bones) begins at 7pm.
bed too hard

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Rhus toxicodendron

Ligament or joint injury; arthritis. Stiffness and rigidity of mind (OCD)
Physical Generals: Very cold, desire cold. Restlessness.
Modalities: Better continued motion, heat. Worse first motion, damp weather, rest.

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Rumex crispus

Cough from tickle in suprasternal fossa. Violent explosive cough with mucus, starts when look up

Modalities: Worse uncovering, undressing, cold air.

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Ruta graveolens

Injured part feels lame, weak, gives out. Periosteal and tendon injuries. Tendinitis, bursitis, injury to orbit.
Physical Generals:
Modalities: Pain better motion.

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Sanguinaria

Acute R sided headaches, migraines. Easy flushing.
Worse light, noise

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Sepia

Pregnancy, nausea, PMS, hormones. Female remedy, morning sickness, menopause. Involuntary weeping
Physical Generals: Craves acidic foods-pickles, vinegar. Left sided remedy.
Modalities: Better vigorous exercise.

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Silica

Sand in teeth, feet, bowels, bones, eyes. Bone, tooth, nail conditions. Defective assimilation. Does not argue despite firm convictions
Physical Generals: Bashful stool, constipation without urge.
Modalities: Worse thunderstorms, cold wet weather.
Sensation of hair/thread in the throat.

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Spongia tosta

sponge in throat, so it’s all dried up
Keynotes: Croup, barking cough, dry cough. Seal’s bark.

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Staphysagria

Sharp cuts, sexual abuse, cystitis. Throws things when angry. Worse sexual excesses. Emotionally can be morbidly sensitive.
Physical Generals: Black, crumbling teeth. Warts.
Modalities: Worse confrontation.

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Stramonium

Intense fever with delirium and fear. Febrile seizures, night terrors, sunstroke. All symptoms are violent and VERY fearful. Night terrors.
Physical Generals: Convulsions, tremors, stammering, tics.
Modalities: Worse alone, in the dark, looking at bright shining objects. Better company, light, warmth.

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Sulphur

Skin conditions, heat, diarrhea. Intellectual, egotistical, lazy. Burning feet stick out of covers.
Physical Generals: Diarrhea in the morning 5am.
Modalities: Worse heat, standing, bathing.

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Symphytum

Blunt trauma to the eye. Pain in the periosteum long after the injury heals. “Arnica for the eyes”
Physical Generals: Osteosarcoma of extremities. Bone mets.

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Syphilinum

Ulceration (mouth, nose, genitals, skin). Abscesses.
Physical Generals: Stitching pains at night.
Modalities: Pain sunset to sunrise.

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Tabacum

Nausea, vomiting. Sudden onset motion sickness with excess salivation.
Physical Generals: Constantly clearing throat.
Modalities: Worse odor of tabacco, worse motion. Better with cold belly.

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Thuja occidentalis

Others wouldn’t like me if they knew me.
Keynotes: Low self-esteem. Warts, skin tags. Perfecting appearance.

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Tuberculinum

URI, bronchitis. Desire to travel or change (job, relationship, location). Dissatisfaction leads to restlessness.
Physical Generals: Cravings for smoked meats and milk.
Modalities: Better in mountains, dry high air.

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Urtica urens

Skin conditions, burns, scalds. Pricky feeling on skin, hives, urticaria.
Physical Generals: Burning and stinging (i.e. from stinging nettle!)
Modalities: Worse touch. Better from rubbing.

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Veratrum album

Comes out your bum so much you turn blue
 Keynotes: Extreme cold to the point of being blue. Religious mania (thinks they are the chosen one). Shock or collapse, heat exhaustion.