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Alumina - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Kent Lectures

Oxide of Aluminum, Argilla, Aluminium Oxydatum, Aluminum, Alum.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Alumina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Extremities, limbs

You have seen the Alumina patient, the China China patient and the Nux Vomica Nux moschata patient. The sole duty of the physician is to treat the sick, which means to study the patient himself until an idea of the sickness is obtained.

Alumina has produced affections analogous to locomotor ataxia. It produces numbness of the soles of the feet, the fulgurating pains, the vertigo when closing the eyes, and produces staggering and disturbances of coordination.

It is true that in an early stage of locomotor ataxia Alumina will check the disease process by bringing into order the internal state of the economy.

With Aluminum metallicum I have, stopped fulgurating pains in old incurable cases, and improved the reflexes wonderfully, thus showing the general improvement of the patient.

There is a new drug that is coming into use, the proving of which is very full and rich, and it is analogous to the symptoms of Alumina. It is Curare Curare

Curare Curare I wish we had a finer proving of it, but it is rich with a great many things similar to Alumina and Plumbum Metallicum Plumbum, and especially in the weakness of the hands and fingers of pianists.

An old player will say that after she has been playing-for some time her fingers slow down. The weakness seems to be in the extensors. Lack of ability to life the fingers; the lifting motion is lost.

Curare Curare to a great extent overcomes that, causes quickness to that lifting power of the fingers. But Alumina also runs through in general way such paretic conditions.

while Curare Curare is especially related to a paralytic condition of the extensors more than the flexors, the paralysis in Alumina is of both flexors and extensors.

"Pain in sole of foot on stepping, as though it were too soft and swollen."

"Numbness of heel when stepping."

"Trembling of knees," this is a mere matter of the general weakness.

"Limbs go to sleep when sitting."

Whenever the limb is pressed again anything it will go to sleep. Feeble circulation, feeble conductivity, feeble nerve action; everything is slowed down.

Arms and legs feel heavy.

"Pains in limbs as if bones were squeezed narrower, with pressure in the joints."

Now I will read some of the nerve symptoms which will corroborate some of the things we have gone over.

"Want of bodily irritability."

"Great exhaustion of strength, especially after walking in open air."

"One-sided paralysis, especially of the extensors."

"Rheumatic and traumatic paralysis in gouty patients."

Gouty patients with nodules in the joints; old broken down constitutions with paretic exhaustion.

"Excited condition of mind and body."

Tremblings here and there in the body.

"Slow, tottering gait as after severe illness."

He must make slow motions, he cannot hurry.

"Involuntary motions."

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