Has a wide action upon the cerebrospinal and muscular system, as well as upon the uterus and ovaries. Especially useful in rheumatic, nervous subjects with ovarian irritation, uterine cramps and heavy limbs. Its muscular and crampy pains, primarily of neurotic origin, occurring in nearly every part of the body, are characteristic. Agitation and pain indicate it. Pains like electric shocks here and there. Migraine. Symptoms referable to the pelvic organs prominent. “It lessens the frequency and force of the pulse soothes pain and allays irritability.”
BETTER, warmth, eating.
WORSE, morning, cold (except headache), during menses; the more profuse the flow, the greater the suffering.
Compare: Rhamnus Californica (Muscular pains, lumbago, pleurodynia, acute rheumatism). Derris Pinnata (Neuralgic headaches of rheumatic origin). Aristolochia milhomens (pain in tendo-Achilles; diabetes). Caulophyl.; Pulsat.; Lilium; Agar.; Cimicifuga Racemosa (especially for lumbago).
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Fears riding in a closed carriage, of being obliged to jump out
Delirium tremens; tries to injure himself
Great depression, with Dream of impending evil
Mania following disappearance of neuralgia.
mind; delirium; talks a lot;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; body; health, hypochondria; will become insane;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death;
mind; restlessness, nervousness;
mind; sighing (see respiration);
Sensation of a cloud enveloping her
Visions of rats, mice, etc
▲ ▼ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)
vertigo, dizziness; during headache; fullness and aching in top of head (vertex);
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Brain feels too large
Ears sensitive to least noise.
head; congestion (see pulsation); from suppressed period; ;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); ;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; top of head (vertex); ;
head; pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput); ;
head; pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); ;
head; pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); outward;
head; pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); upward;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; back of head (occiput); ;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; back of head (occiput); on movement; ;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; on movement; ;
head; pain, headache; top of head (vertex); ;
Shooting and throbbing pains in head after mental worry, over-study, or reflex of uterine disease
Waving sensation or Opening and shutting sensation in brain
Wild feeling in brain
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Intense aching of eyeball
Asthenopia associated with pelvic trouble
Deep-seated throbbing and Shooting pains in eyes, with photophobia from artificial light
eye; pain; aching;
pain from eyes to top of head.
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Tongue pointed and trembling.
abdomen; pain; in women; during period; ;
Sinking in epigastrium ( Sep
.) Gnawing pain
Stomach; Nausea and vomiting caused by pressure on spine and cervical region
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
After-pains, with great sensitiveness and Intolerance to pain
Inframammary pains worse, left side
Pain across pelvis, from hip to hip
Facial blemishes in young women.
Female; Amenorrhoea (use Cimicifuga Racemosa preferably)
genitals; female; contractions; spasmodic, during labour;
genitals; female; pain; cramping; womb; broad ligaments; ;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; ceasing;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; weak;
genitals; female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; womb; side to side; ;
genitals; female; period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea);
genitals; female; womb does not return to normal size after birth (subinvolution);
Menses profuse, dark, Coagulated, offensive with backache, nervousness; always irregular
Pain immediately before menses
Pain in ovarian region; shoots upward and down anterior surface of thighs
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Cough when secretion is scanty - spasmodic, dry, with muscular soreness and nervous irritation.
Dry, short cough, Worse speaking and at night
Tickling in throat
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Heart’s action ceases suddenly, impending suffocation
Heart; Irregular, slow, trembling pulse
Left-sided inframammary pain.
Numbness of left arm; feels as if bound to side
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Stiffness and contraction in neck and back
back; cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains); intermittent pulling; neck (head bent back); ;
back; heaviness, weight;
back; heaviness, weight; lumbar (lower half of back); ;
back; pain; dorsal (shoulder level); on bending; forward; ;
back; pain; dorsal (shoulder level); rheumatic;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during period; ;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); rheumatic pains;
back; pain; neck; rheumatic;
back; pain; pulling;
back; pain; pulling; bending backward; ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; on bending forward; ;
back; pain; pulling; neck; ;
back; pain; pulling; spine; ;
back; pain; rheumatic;
back; pain; spine; ;
back; stiffness; neck; ;
back; tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling); ;
Crick in back.
Pain in lumbar and sacral region, down thighs, and through hips
Rheumatic pains in muscles of back and neck
Spine very sensitive, especially upper part
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Rheumatism affecting the belly of muscles, especially large muscles
Aching in limbs and Muscular soreness
Choreic movements, accompanied by rheumatism
extremities, limbs; pain; sore, bruised;
Heaviness in lower extremities
Heavy, aching, tensive pain.
Jerking of limbs
Stiffness in tendo-Achilles
Uneasy, restless feeling in limbs
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Brain irritation of children during dentition.
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Locally and internally for ivy poisoning.
skin; becomes sore when lying down; feeling;
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; constriction; externally;
generalities; full feeling; internally; ;
generalities; pain; pressing; from within outward;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally; ;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air;
generalities; trembling; externally; ;
generalities; twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea);
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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.