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Cantharis - Back symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin


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HPUS label indication: Minor burns

Below are the strongest indications of Cantharis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.


BETTER, rubbing.
WORSE, from touch, or approach, urinating, drinking cold water or Coffee.
Relationships
Antidotes: Acon.; Camph.; Puls.
Compare: Cantharis - (Glomerular nephritis). The immediate pharmacological action of Cantharidin is irritability of the capillaries, rendering the passage of nutritive fluids through them less difficult. This is most marked in the capillaries of the kidneys. The increase of blood sugar coincident with the glomerular nephritis appears to be a valuable observation. Vesicaria - (Urinary and kidney remedy. Smarting, burning sensation along urethra and in bladder with frequent desire to void urine often with strangury. Cystitis irritable bladder. Tincture 5-10 drop doses). Fuschina coloring substance used in adulteration of wine ( Cortical nephritis with albuminuria, 6th-thirtieth potency Redness of ears, mouth, swollen gums; deep, red urine; red, profuse diarrhoea, with severe abdominal pains). Androsace lactea (urinary troubles, diuretic; dropsy). Apis; Ars.; Merc. Cor.
Complementary: Camph.

BACK

Coldness

Coldness; lumbar (lower half of back)
Coldness; lumbar (lower half of back); evening, while sitting
Coldness; spine
Coldness; spine; extending downwards

Inflammation; spinal cord

Pain
Pain; aching
Pain; aching; base of spine
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; afternoon
Pain; boring; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; burning; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; causing contraction
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); during period
Pain; cutting
Pain; cutting; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; cutting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; cutting; lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon
Pain; cutting; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
Pain; cutting; neck
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; afternoon
Pain; dragging
Pain; dragging; lumbar (lower half of back); before period
Pain; gnawing, biting; in base of spine; evening
Pain; gnawing, biting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; gnawing, biting; while walking
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); before period
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; perineum (between rectum and genitals)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on rising from a seat
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while walking
Pain; morning
Pain; neck
Pain; neck; extending to other parts; upward
Pain; neck; on moving head
Pain; neck; on turning head
Pain; neck; stooping
Pain; piercing, stabbing; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; piercing, stabbing; neck
Pain; pressing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; pressing; neck
Pain; pressing; neck; on stooping
Pain; pressing; neck; turning head
Pain; pressure
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; neck
Pain; pulling; neck; on stooping
Pain; rising from sitting
Pain; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; on movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; evening
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); under shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; arm pit
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); when getting up; from a seat
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; rising from a seat
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; walking
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; tearing; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); during period
Pain; tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between shoulder blades
Pain; tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between shoulder blades; afternoon
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; tearing; morning
Pain; tearing; neck
Pain; tearing; neck; extending to other parts; upward
Pain; tearing; neck; on movement; of head
Pain; tearing; walking
Pain; while walking

Shivering; evening
Shivering; extending up the back

Skin; like insects crawling on skin; lumbar (lower half of back)
Skin; like insects crawling on skin; lumbar (lower half of back); sitting

Spasms; emprosthotonos (body pulled forward by spasmodic action in muscles)
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

Stiffness; neck

Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling); stooping

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back); sitting

Pain in loins, with incessant desire to urinate.
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.