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Sepia - Chest symptoms

Inky Juice Of Cuttlefish, Sepia Succus, Sepia Officinalis

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HPUS label indication: Indifference

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

Better, by exercise, pressure, warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, cold bathing, after sleep.
WORSE, forenoons and evenings; washing, laundry-work, dampness, left side, after sweat; cold air, before thunder-storm.
Complementary: Nat-mur.; Phos. Nux intensifies action. Guaiacum often beneficial after Sepia.
Inimical: Lach.; Puls.
Compare: Lil; Murex; Silica; Sulph.; Asperata-Nacent oxygen. Distilled water charged with the gas - (leucorrhoea of young girls and uterine catarrh); Ozonum (SACRAL pain; tired feeling through pelvic viscera and perineum); Dictamnus Burning Bush - (Soothes labor pains); (metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea, and constipation; also somnambulism). Lapathum ( Leucorrhoea with constriction and expulsive effort through womb and pain in kidneys).
Twelfth, 30th and 200th potency. Should not be used too low or to be repeated too frequently. On the other hand Dr. Jousset’s unique experience is that is should be continued for some time in strong doses. 1x twice a day.


Beating in all arteries

Anxiety; region of heart

Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Breast; milk; blood in milk
Breast; milk; disappearing
Breast; nipples; bleeding nipples
Breast; nipples; cracked nipples
Breast; nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes)

Cancer; breast
Cancer; breast; epithelioma
Cancer; collar bones, fungus haematodes


Congestion; during pregnancy

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; during period
Constriction, tension; inclination to cough from constriction feeling
Constriction, tension; morning
Constriction, tension; morning; on waking
Constriction, tension; night
Constriction, tension; on waking
Constriction, tension; spasmodic

Fullness; breast
Fullness; breast; sensation of fullness
Fullness; heart

Heart; angina pectoris
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after eating
Heart; palpitations; after excitement
Heart; palpitations; after sexual intercourse
Heart; palpitations; anger
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; audible
Heart; palpitations; before period
Heart; palpitations; during chill
Heart; palpitations; during digestion
Heart; palpitations; during fever
Heart; palpitations; during period
Heart; palpitations; during pregnancy
Heart; palpitations; during sleep
Heart; palpitations; evening
Heart; palpitations; evening; in bed
Heart; palpitations; morning; on waking
Heart; palpitations; night
Heart; palpitations; on waking
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Heart; palpitations; walking long distances in open air
Heart; palpitations; walking quickly
Heart; palpitations; walking
Heart; palpitations; walking; in open air
Heart; palpitations; walking; rapidly
Heart; palpitations; when kneeling
Heart; palpitations; when period is suppressed
Heart; palpitations; while lying down; side; left
Heart; sensation as if heart had ceased
Heart; sensation as if heart had ceased; after dinner

Heat; around heart; flushes of
Heat; flushes (see congestion)

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; heart; endocardium
Inflammation; lung lining
Inflammation; lung lining; neglected
Inflammation; lungs
Inflammation; lungs; neglected

Jerks; shocks

Lungs; abscess
Lungs; emphysema
Lungs; empyema
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); coagulated
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); women; after suppression of period
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative
Lungs; tuberculosis; damp weather or sea air
Lungs; ulcer

Movements in and of chest; convulsions
Movements in and of chest; convulsions; night
Movements in and of chest; fluttering
Movements in and of chest; fluttering; after dinner
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; heart
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; when coughing
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; with colic
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering)
Movements in and of chest; twitching; muscles

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; clothing
Oppressed feeling; during chill
Oppressed feeling; during fever
Oppressed feeling; evening
Oppressed feeling; evening; in bed
Oppressed feeling; in open air
Oppressed feeling; morning
Oppressed feeling; on waking
Oppressed feeling; pressure of hand
Oppressed feeling; when standing
Oppressed feeling; while lying down
Oppressed feeling; while perspiring
Oppressed feeling; while walking

Pain; aching
Pain; aching; lower part of chest
Pain; aching; movement
Pain; aching; sides
Pain; aching; sides; left
Pain; breast bone; when drinking
Pain; breast; during pregnancy
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; arm pit
Pain; burning; breast bone
Pain; burning; breast bone; drinking beer
Pain; burning; breast; nipples
Pain; burning; during coughing
Pain; burning; when breathing in
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain)
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); heart
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); sides; right
Pain; during a cough
Pain; during chilliness
Pain; during palpitation
Pain; evening; in bed
Pain; heart; rheumatic
Pain; lower chest; when walking
Pain; mental exertion
Pain; middle of chest; raising the arms
Pain; morning
Pain; on raising of arm
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; evening; in bed
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; pressing; middle of chest
Pain; pressing; on stooping
Pain; pressing; sides
Pain; pressing; sides; burping, belching
Pain; pressure
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; during chilliness
Pain; pulling; during period
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; after coughing
Pain; rawness; when coughing
Pain; rawness; with running nose
Pain; sides
Pain; sides; breathing in
Pain; sides; during cough
Pain; sides; during palpitation
Pain; sides; morning
Pain; sides; right
Pain; sides; when stooping
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; arm pit; evening
Pain; sore, bruised; breast
Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; sore, bruised; holds chest with hands during cough
Pain; sore, bruised; middle
Pain; sticking in short ribs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; from mental exertion
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart; afternoon
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration; deep
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; lower part of; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; when breathing in
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in
Pain; tearing; lower ribs
Pain; tearing; sides
Pain; tearing; sides; right
Pain; when breathing in
Pain; when breathing; breathing normally

Perspiration; arm pit
Perspiration; arm pit; between period
Perspiration; arm pit; offensive
Perspiration; breast
Perspiration; cold
Perspiration; during chilliness
Perspiration; morning; 4 a.m.
Perspiration; night
Perspiration; offensive


Sensation of emptiness
Sensation of emptiness; after cough
Sensation of emptiness; during cough
Sensation of emptiness; night

Skin; abscess; arm pit
Skin; arm-pit excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Skin; discoloration; spots
Skin; discoloration; spots; brown, on breast
Skin; discoloration; spots; brown
Skin; discoloration; yellow; spots
Skin; itching
Skin; itching; arm pit
Skin; itching; breast
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; itching; nipples
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; boils
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; boils; left
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; boils; painful, small
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; herpes
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; moist
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters
Skin; out-breaks on skin; dry
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; angry

Sticking sensation

Swelling; arm pit glands


Weakness; from cough

Heart; Violent, intermittent palpitation

Tremulous feeling with flushes.
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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.

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.