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Ignatia Amara - Head symptoms

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara


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HPUS label indication: Sadness

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


BETTER, while eating, change of position.
WORSE, in the morning, open air, after meals, Coffee, smoking, liquids, external warmth.
Relationships
Compare: Zinc.; Kali-phos.; Sep.; Cimicif. Panacea arvensis - Poor man’s Mercury - (Sensitiveness over gastric region with hunger but an aversion to food).
Complementary: Coffea; Nux; Tab Ac.
Antidotes: Puls.; Cham.; Cocc.
Dose
Sixth to 200th potency.

HEAD

Headache as if a nail were driven out through the side

Congestive headaches following anger or grief; Worse, smoking or smelling tobacco, inclines head forward.

Cramp-like pain over root of nose

Feels hollow, heavy; Worse, stooping

Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); after period
Congestion (see pulsation); feels as if nose bleed were coming on
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness
Congestion (see pulsation); when spoken to harshly

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead

Empty, hollow sensation

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); as if too full of blood
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput); as if head would sink backward
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); before period
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); during period
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on raising head
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on waking
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); stooping

Hot
Hot; before period
Hot; during period
Hot; temples

Movements in head; shaking sensation

Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); backward
Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); forward
Movements of head; jerking of the head
Movements of head; tosses head
Movements of head; trembling

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain; after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from coffee
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from wine
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); spirits
Pain, headache; after sleep
Pain, headache; after sleep; after a siesta
Pain, headache; afternoon
Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Pain, headache; as if torn
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); cold air
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); daytime
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); hot applications
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); mental labour
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); noise
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); pulsating
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); sides
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); sides; right
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); stooping
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); thinking
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while pressing at stool
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while sitting
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); wrapping up warm
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; bursting; mental exertion, reading or writing
Pain, headache; bursting; temples
Pain, headache; bursting; while talking aloud
Pain, headache; certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; certain movements; raising head
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head)
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); from lying
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); from stooping
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cramping
Pain, headache; cramping; forehead
Pain, headache; cramping; forehead; as if would lose senses
Pain, headache; dull pain
Pain, headache; dull pain; forehead
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; teeth
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); closing eyes
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from light in general
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from looking fixedly at anything
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); looking upward
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on moving eyelids
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on moving eyes
Pain, headache; forehead and back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; forehead and top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
Pain, headache; from certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; from certain movements; raising head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); rising upright
Pain, headache; from certain movements; turning head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; turning head; quickly
Pain, headache; from certain movements; while bending head backward
Pain, headache; from certain odours; from strong odours
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; when combing the hair
Pain, headache; from emotions
Pain, headache; from emotions; after a fright
Pain, headache; from emotions; after depressing or sad news
Pain, headache; from emotions; after depressing or sad news
Pain, headache; from emotions; after stress (see anger)
Pain, headache; from emotions; from anger
Pain, headache; from emotions; from becoming heated
Pain, headache; from emotions; from grief
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; from exertion; mental exertion
Pain, headache; from exertion; mental exertion; from eager attention
Pain, headache; from exertion; physical exertion; from running
Pain, headache; from exposure to wind; cold wind
Pain, headache; from noises
Pain, headache; from noises; people talking
Pain, headache; from open air
Pain, headache; from smoking tobacco
Pain, headache; from stool; after stool
Pain, headache; from stool; from pressing at stool
Pain, headache; from stooping
Pain, headache; from touch
Pain, headache; from warmth; from exposure to sun
Pain, headache; from wrapping up head
Pain, headache; from writing
Pain, headache; hysterical headache
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above left
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above right
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; when stooping
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose; during period
Pain, headache; in forehead; afternoon
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; temples
Pain, headache; in forehead; from stooping
Pain, headache; in forehead; late morning
Pain, headache; in forehead; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; in forehead; noon
Pain, headache; in forehead; on climbing steps
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement; movement of the eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement; when turning head; quickly
Pain, headache; in forehead; pulsating
Pain, headache; in forehead; right side
Pain, headache; in forehead; right side; extending to left side
Pain, headache; in forehead; sunlight
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; increasing gradually; decreasing gradually, but ceasing suddenly
Pain, headache; intermittent
Pain, headache; jerking
Pain, headache; jerking; on climbing steps
Pain, headache; jerking; raising the eyes
Pain, headache; lying down
Pain, headache; lying down; on either side
Pain, headache; lying down; on either side
Pain, headache; lying down; on painful side
Pain, headache; lying down; on painful side
Pain, headache; lying down; while lying on back
Pain, headache; lying down; while lying on back
Pain, headache; maddening; pains
Pain, headache; mental exertion
Pain, headache; morning
Pain, headache; morning; in bed
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; morning; on waking; on first opening the eyes
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; night; after midnight
Pain, headache; noon
Pain, headache; on coughing
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; during period
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; forehead
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; as if side driven outward, feels better when lying on it
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain pressing; pressing on the brain
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); at sides
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); inward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); changeable
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); comes on suddenly
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forced to stoop
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; before period
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; bending head backward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to above nose
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to other parts; to eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; left
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes; as if eyes would be forced out
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); from mental exertion
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); in spots
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); inward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pulling
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides; from talking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; lying on back
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; when lying on side
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); as from hard body
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); extending to other parts; forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); wandering
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while writing
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead; above eyes; right
Pain, headache; pulling; on stooping low
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every fourteen days
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.)
Pain, headache; sides; left
Pain, headache; sides; mental exertion
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; sides; right
Pain, headache; sides; talking
Pain, headache; sides; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; sides; while lying down; lying on the painful side
Pain, headache; sides; while lying down; lying on the painful side
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sleep
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; in brain
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Pain, headache; sudden pain or sudden increase of pain
Pain, headache; sudden pain or sudden increase of pain; pain comes on suddenly and go suddenly
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput); sitting straight
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; bending head forward
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; from cold air
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; lying down; lying on back
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; sides of head
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; sitting upright
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; stinging
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; while lying down; lying on back
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; temples; morning
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; travelling; while travelling
Pain, headache; twitching
Pain, headache; urination; profuse
Pain, headache; walking; on walking up steps or hill
Pain, headache; walking; stepping heavily
Pain, headache; walking; while walking in open air
Pain, headache; walking; while
Pain, headache; warmth
Pain, headache; when reading
Pain, headache; when reading
Pain, headache; when thinking of pain
Pain, headache; while constipated
Pain, headache; while lying down
Pain, headache; while lying down; lies with head low
Pain, headache; while lying down; on either side
Pain, headache; while lying down; while lying on back
Pain, headache; while talking
Pain, headache; while teething
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose
Pain, headache; with stomach complaints

Pulled; backward
Pulled; backward; in convulsions

Pulsating
Pulsating; back of head (occiput)
Pulsating; back of head (occiput); during stool
Pulsating; during period
Pulsating; forehead
Pulsating; forehead; during period
Pulsating; forehead; over eyes
Pulsating; jerking
Pulsating; while straining at stool

Twitching of muscles

Uncovering head

Warm coverings on head
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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.