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Apis Mellifica - Modalities Etc

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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(Forenoon), Sad; increased headache; dark before eyes; pains in the eyes; burning in mouth and thirst; pain from the hip toward the navel; piercing in the chest; pressure on the chest.

(From mornings till 3 P.M.), Headache.

(Afternoon), When stooping, dark before eyes; increased headache; 4 o'clock, sudden coryza; kind of chill in the back; *3 to 4 o'clock, chilly; itching; itching of the head.

(Night), Quivering and twitching of the eyes, worse left; adhesion of the eyes; secretion of mucus from the eyes in bed; aversion and nausea; disgust, inclination to vomit and feeling of diarrhoea; short breath; sharp pains in chest; stitches through chest and back; stitches in the chest and back; heat.

(Before midnight), Cough, that awakes.

(Latter part of night), Restless.

(During day), Frequent urinating.

(Day and night), Frequent urinating.

(Bending head on painful side), Increased pain in nape of neck.

(Cold weather), Weakness and chest troubles.

(Coughing), Headache.

(Closing eyes), Vertigo.

(After every exertion and much exercise), The prickling returns all over the body, the same as after the sting.

(Leaning back when sitting), Feeling of suffocation.

(Lying), Weakness in back; increased difficulty in breathing wishes to be raised up; cannot lie horizontally; increased vertigo.

(Motion), Chilliness; increased headache; pain in shoulder and upper arm.

(Moving head toward right), Stitches in right side of nape of neck.

(Pressure), Sensitive to outward pressure; pain in abdomen; abdomen painful on exterior pressure; little bunches sensitive.

(Reading), Headache.

(Rising after sitting), Back as if beaten.

(Shaking head), Pain in occiput.

(Sitting), Increased vertigo; pain as if beaten in lower limbs.

(Sneezing), Sore feeling in abdomen.

(Speaking), Pain, caused by fatigue in the larynx.

(Going upstairs), Difficulty in breathing.

(After long standing), Faint and dizzy; renewed swelling of sprained knee.

(Stooping), Headache; darkness before eyes; sensation of fulness in the face.

(Stretching in bed), Pain in ovaries.

(Touch), Pain in swollen checks; scalp sensitive.

(Walking), Soles of feet feel like cushions; pain in ovaries.

(Warmth), Closed rooms, especially if overheated, are perfectly *intolerable to him, with fulness and heaviness in the head, and rush of blood; *headache in warm room; cough worse; chilliness grows worse; *makes him worse, especially in evening, with some coryza and cough.


Touch, heat. 3 PM

Touch, heat. 3 PM. ..

WORSE, heat in any form; TOUCH; pressure; late in afternoon; after sleeping; in closed and heated rooms. Right side.



Drinks Fire

Hot bath (Op)

Touch, even of hair

After sleep


Suppressed eruptions


(Cold water), Burning in palms; wanted his red face bathed; pain and burning in clitoris and labia; best means of relief after a sting.

(Continued diarrhoea), Headache.

(Exercise), Seemed to bring him to himself.

(Eating), Soreness and cough.

(Eructations), Pain over left hip.

(Lying on the parts), Going to sleep of the thighs, etc.

(Pressure), *Headache.

(Rubbing), Itching of skin.

(Sitting up), Pain in abdomen.

(Sleep), Symptoms of the sting.

(Walking), Bruised feeling of the lower limbs; vertigo.


Bathing in cold water. Profuse burning tears.

By little expectoration.

Larynx, etc.-- Hoarseness, in morning, with difficult breathing.

Cold, open air.


Sleep.-- Somnolency With prostration, with nervous restlessness. Screaming out, or terrified starting during. Dreams, Full of laborious, of heat, of flying, quarrels, etc. Drowsy and thirstless.

Bathing in cold water.

Profuse burning tears..

Sleep.-- Somnolency With prostration, with nervous restlessness.

Screaming out, or terrified starting during.

Dreams, Full of laborious, of heat, of flying, quarrels, etc.

Drowsy and thirstless..

Better, In open air, uncovering, and cold bathing.




Slight expectoration


Desires and aversions

No appetite, nor desire for food.

Insatiable thirst; drinks often but little at a time.

In catarrh of chest, diarrhoea, diphtheria and some dropsies.

No thirst with the heat; mouth dry.

Craves milk, which relieves.

Appetite for sour things.

Child nurses by day, refuses at night. θ After vaccination.

Position etc

Inclined to sit quiet 19. Lying 2; on left side 26, 27. Sitting 2, 31. Rising 36 Motion 3, 20, 32, 40. Walking 2. Holds head and eyes down 3. Stooping 3, 21. Bending forwards or backwards 26.

Better by changing position of painful parts, which were worse by lying down.

Pains are better while moving or walking.

Morning 20, 25. 3 P.M. 40. 4 P.M. 1. Evening 31, 40. Night 5, 14, 33. Day 14.