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Camphora

Camphor, Camphora Officinarum


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Below are the strongest indications of Camphora based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Hahnemann says: “The action of this substance is very puzzling and difficult of investigation, even in the healthy organism because its Primary action, more frequently than with any other remedy, alternates and becomes intermixed with the vital reactions (after effects) of the organism. On this account it is often difficult to determine what belongs to the vital reactions of the body and What to the alternating effects due to the primary action of the Camphora Officinarum.” Pictures a state of collapse. Icy coldness of the whole body; sudden sinking of strength; pulse small and weak. After operations, if temperature is subnormal, low blood pressure, 3 doses Camphora Officinarum. 1x, 15-minute intervals. This condition is met with in cholera, and here it is that Camphor has achieved classical fame. First stages of a cold, with chilliness and sneezing. Subsultus and extreme restlessness. Cracking of joints. Epileptiform convulsions. Camphor has a direct relationship to muscles and fascia. In local rheumatic affections in cold climates necessary. Distention of veins. As a heart stimulant for emergency use of Camphor is the most satisfactory remedy. Drop doses on sugar as often as every five minutes. It is characteristic of Camphor that the patient Will not be covered, notwithstanding the icy coldness of the body. One of the main remedies in shock. Pain better while thinking of it. Very sensitive to cold and to touch. Sequelae of measles. Violent convulsion, with wandering and hysterical excitement. Tetanic spasms. Scrofulous children and irritable, weakly blondes especially affected.
BETTER, warmth.
WORSE, motion, night, contact, cold air.
Relationships
Camphora Officinarum antidotes or modifies the action of nearly every vegetable medicine - tobacco, Opium, worm medicines, etc. Luffa actangula (whole body ice-cold, with a restlessness and anxiety; burning thirst). Camphoric acid - (a prophylactic against catheter fever; cystitis 15 grains three times a day; also for prevention of night sweats).
Incompatible: Kali-nit.
Complementary: Canth.
Antidotes: Opium; Nit. Sp. Dulc.; Phos.
Compare: Carbo; Cuprum; Arsenic; Verat.

    MIND (click for more)

mind; behaviour; shrieking;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; night;
mind; restlessness, nervousness;

    HEAD (click for more)

Head sore
Tongue cold, flabby, trembling
Fleeting stitches in temporal region and orbits
Nose cold and pinched
Occipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.
Beating pain in cerebellum
Cold sweat
head; pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing;
Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etc
Vertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would die

    EYE (click for more)

eye; sparkling;
Fixed, staring; pupils dilated
Sensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.

    NOSE (click for more)

Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.
Cold and pinched
Fluent coryza on sudden change of weather
nose; coldness;
nose; pointed;
Stopped; sneezing

    FACE (click for more)

Cold sweat.
face; coldness; cholera;
face; coldness; in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting);
face; expression; anxious;
face; lips; discoloration; bluish;
face; lips; upper lip pulled up, exposing teeth;
face; perspiration;
face; perspiration; cold;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
face; skin; discoloration; pale; during chill;
face; sunken;
Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, cold

    MOUTH (click for more)

mouth; cold breath;
mouth; dryness; tongue;
mouth; sensation of coldness; tongue;
mouth; tongue; cold tongue;
mouth; tongue; flabby;
mouth; tongue; trembling;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Coldness, followed by burning.
abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire);
abdomen; kidneys; suppression of urine; from suppressed gonorrhoea;
abdomen; stomach; coldness;
Stomach; Pressive pain in pit of stomach

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; cholera;
rectum; diarrhoea; hot weather;

    STOOL (click for more)

Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.
Blackish; involuntary
stool; copious;
stool; watery; like rice water;

    URINE (click for more)

Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladder
Retention with full bladder.
urine; burning (includes hot);
urine; colour; greenish;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Nightly emissions.
Priapism
Chordee
genitals; female; sexual intercourse; desire increased;
genitals; male; sexual passion; suppressed;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination;
Male; Desired increased

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Suspended respiration.
Breath cold
Asthma
Palpitation
Precordial distress
respiration; asphyxia; in new-born infant;
Suffocative dyspnoea
Violent, dry, hacking cough

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; anxiety; region of heart;
chest; congestion;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cracking in joints
Cramps in calves
Difficult motion
extremities, limbs; coldness;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold;
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands;
extremities, limbs; coldness; with diarrhoea;
extremities, limbs; coldness; yet warm bed unbearable;
Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.
Numbness, tingling and Coldness
Rheumatic pain between shoulders

    SLEEP (click for more)

Insomnia, with cold limbs
sleep; sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold;
Subsultus and extreme restlessness.

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; chilliness (see also whole body; temperature);
chill; external;
chill; external; as in cholera;
chill; icy coldness of the body;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors;
chill; uncovering, undressing;
chill; with fever, but chill predominating;

    FEVER (click for more)

Cold perspiration
Congestive chill
Icy coldness of the whole body
fever; internal heat; with external chill;
fever; when walking in open air;
Pulse small, weak, slow
tongue cold, flabby, trembling.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration; clammy;
perspiration; cold;

    SKIN (click for more)

Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale.)
COLD, pale, blue, livid
skin; coldness;
skin; coldness; icy;

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

injuries and accidents; shock from injury;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; after measles;
generalities; blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood);
generalities; collapse;
generalities; collapse; after diarrhoea;
generalities; general physical anxiety;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; internally;
generalities; pulse; imperceptible; almost;
generalities; pulse; small;
generalities; pulse; weak;
generalities; suppression of sexual desire;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration;
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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