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Apis Mellifica - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

The Honey-bee, Bee sting, Apis Mellifera, Apis mel, Apisinum, Apis.

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HPUS indication of Apis Mellifica: Stings
Apis Mellifica
Common symptoms: Stings, Allergy symptoms, Hives.

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

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Heat in the chest,

Sensation of burning heat in the chest and stomach, early in the morning (second day),

Sensation of warmth or burning in the chest (first day),

Fulness, tension, and pressure in the chest (first day),

Sensation of fulness in the chest,

When coughing, and at every pressure, pain above the clavicle, and from there down through the chest,

Sharp pains in the chest, at nights (fifth day),

Sometimes, sharp pains and stitches through the chest,

Stitches through the chest and back, at night (sixth day),

Stitches through the chest and back, at night,

Pressure in the chest,

Pressure in the chest (soon),

Pressure in the chest, after pains in the shoulders and upper arms,

Slight oppression of the chest, with frequent desire to draw a deep inspiration,

Like a pressive pain in the upper part of the chest,

Sensation of heaviness,

Pain, as of a bruise, and sensation of weight in the chest (for several days),

Pain in the chest, stinging, first left, then right, where the cartilages of the ribs bend toward the hypochondria; at the same time, everything grew dark before her eyes, in which she felt pain (forenoon, third day),

Trembling in the chest,

Stitches in the side,

Sticking through the sides of the chest and through the lungs,

Pain in the chest, only on the left side, near the last ribs, in or below the region of the heart (second week),

Slight pain in the left side of the chest, under the short ribs,

Sense of constriction or lacing from the pit of the throat downwards and sideways,

Suprasternal fossa sensitive to touch, as if sore,

Tearing drawing from below on the left side, arising next to the sternum; drawing back and forth in the chest upward, and finally in the lower jaw; at the same time, pain in the back, and sensation as if the menses were coming on (at the monthly period, twenty-first day),

Sensation as if cords were drawn along through the chest,

Stitches in the left side of the chest,

Coldness in the middle of the sternum,

Suddenly, a pain in a little spot to the left, on the lower part of the sternum (fourteenth day),


As if the chest, near the last ribs, were crushed, pressed, or beaten,

Sensation of soreness, lame, bruised feeling, as if from recent injury, from being jammed, bruised, or beaten (confirmed in many provers),


At every pressure, when holding the breath, pain through the chest,

Trembling and pressure in the chest, with oppressed breathing (forenoon, second day),

Dull, aching pains in the left side of the chest, near the middle of the sternum, several times during the day, with sensation of fulness in the chest and short breath (first day),

Sticking under the left arm, near the fourth or fifth rib, when breathing and when not (fourth week),

Pain near the heart that almost arrested the breathing, continuing, at intervals, for some days,

Sensation as of a rapid swelling of the lining membrane of the air-passages, (B.).

Feeling of rawness, with inclination to hawk,

Speaking is painful; she feels as if it wearied the pharynx, in which there is drawing and pain,

He grows hoarse,

Hoarseness and difficulty of breathing,

Hoarseness and rough voice through the day and night (second day), (and others).

Irritation to cough in the suprasternal fossa,

Hoarse cough, with evening heat,

Cough, preventing sleep,

When coughing, pain through the chest, from the clavicle,

Cough, more in warmth, and in repose, and rousing from first sleep, for several evenings,

Cough, when starting in sleep,

Violent shocks of cough, from a crawling irritation down in the windpipe, near the suprasternal fossa; and, at every shock of cough, increased headache in the left side and upper part. After half an hour, something loosens and is swallowed, when the cough ceases directly (first day, when roused from sleep before midnight),

Expectoration of a great quantity of transparent, somewhat frothy, bloody mucus (after an emetic), (B.).

Dyspnoea; it seemed impossible to breathe; had to fan him to keep him alive, (A. R. M.).

Sensation as though he should not be able to breathe again,

Sensation as if he would not be able to breathe,

Great feeling of suffocation; it seems as if she could not long survive, for want of air, (B.).

Intense sensation of suffocation; threw the collar wide open; could bear nothing about the throat; with dusky hue to the face, and bluish lips, (C. W. B.).

Can scarcely breathe from swelling of the tongue, so that the laborious inspiration can be heard all over the house,

Difficulty of breathing, inclination to sleep, and increasing shortness of breath when walking,

Breathing very difficult, and every drop of liquid nearly chokes him,

Hurried and difficult respiration, with fever and headache (second day),

Difficult, anxious breathing, with constriction in the throat; worse when lying,

Sensation of fulness, constriction, or suffocation in the throat, with difficult, anxious breathing; worse in a horizontal position,

Labored inspiration, as in croup,

Breathing oppressed in pressure of chest,

Breathing oppressed by pressure in the back,

Short breath,

Short, quick breathing, nights,

Breathing very slow,

Closed rooms, especially if overheated, are insupportable to him,

Pain in the heart that interrupts breathing,

Heart and pulse

Slow beating of the heart; scarcely perceptible radial pulse (wasp),

Violent palpitation, sensible to himself and audible to those in the room, (A. R. M.).

Rapid, feeble beats of the heart, (A. R. M.).

Action of the heart interrupted,

Pulse accelerated (first day),

Pulse increased 20 strokes, full and strong (second proving),

Pulse 95, full and strong,

Pulse 88, with sensation of heat, evenings,

Pulse increased from 65 to 77 (first day),

Pulse decreased very soon,

Pulse hardly perceptible (wasp),

Pulse feeble, scarcely discernible at the wrist, (E. E. M.).

No pulse at the wrist, (A. R. M.).

Pulseless at wrist for twenty minutes, (A. R. M.).

Pain in the heart,

Sudden attack of acute pain just below the heart, soon extending diagonally towards the right chest, (B.).

Several stitchlike pains just below the heart,

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