Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Apis Mel in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Hydrothorax. θ After pleurisy.
Stitches in left side of chest.
Burning, stinging pains throughout entire front of chest.
Sensation of soreness, as if bruised or beaten.
Chest feels as if beaten or bruised.
Dull, aching pain in left side of chest, near the middle of sternum, with sensation of fullness in the chest and short breath.
Breathing hurried and difficult, with fever and headache; short, quick; difficult, worse bending forwards or backwards; worse lying on the left side.
Great feeling of suffocation; cannot bear anything about the throat.
Oppression, worse ascending; worse in a warm room.
Heart and pulse
Sudden attack of acute pain just below the heart, soon extending diagonally toward the right chest.
Blowing sound with the diastole.
Pulse accelerated, full and strong; feeble, scarcely perceptible at wrist; at times intermittent and imperceptible; wiry and frequent; hard, small and quick.≡ more ...