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Bryonia - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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



A sensation as if everything were loose in the chest and fell downward into the abdomen,

Heaviness in the chest, and heaviness in the body, which disappears on eating,

Painfulness of the chest,

Pain over the whole chest, with oppression, which passes off with passage of flatus, in the evening at 9 P.M.,

Internal heat in the chest,

Transient heat internally in the chest,

Sensation of heat throughout chest, particularly on left side, at every inspiration (first day),

Sense of fulness and stuffing throughout the chest (first day),

Tension in the chest, when walking,

Constriction in the upper part of the chest,

Constriction of the chest; heaviness in the sternum,

Constriction in the lower portion of the chest,

Constriction of the chest, as also a sore pain in the inner surface of the sternum, became more violent, and at last compelled him to get out of the wagon and rest, after riding over a rough road; the pectoral muscles also felt bruised, and every movement of the arms was painful,

On going to sleep, a sensation as if the chest were too narrow; the thorax was somewhat sensitive,

Pain in the chest just above the pit of the stomach, pinching, worse when sitting upon a chair and bending forward, or in bed lying upon the side,

Slight drawing pain externally in the chest,

Pressure over the whole chest (after twenty-four hours),

Pressure on the chest, as if it was pressed by mucus, and on inspiration some stitches in the sternum, which seemed to be relieved by eating,

Oppression of the chest,

Great oppression of the chest,

Frequent slight oppression of the chest (fourth day),

Oppression in the chest, in the forenoon, while sitting and talking,

Oppression of the chest in the morning; he feels as if there were a coating of mucus in the chest, which could not be easily loosened,

Frequent oppression of the chest, while walking, in the forenoon,

Pressive pain in various parts of the chest (after one hour),

Pressive pain in the lower portion of the chest, extending backward,

At noon, on walking, pressing pain about the whole thorax, repeated several times in a few minutes (third day),

A sticking-pressing in the chest from within outward,

Transient stitches through the chest,

Stitches in the chest, in the evening at 6, with oppression,

An attack of stitches in the side and portion of the chest, which lasts twelve hours,

On inspiring, a stitch in the upper part of the chest through the shoulders,

Severe stitches shoot through the chest several times,

The tearing pains, which in the beginning of the proving were only in the head and extremities, have disappeared, and are now seated in the chest and abdomen,

Chest very sensitive, with stitches in the left side of it on inspiration, the whole forenoon (twentieth day),

The pectoral muscles do not seem free, especially on deep inspiration,

The pectoral muscles pain when writing, with a sensation as if the thorax were too tight,

Slight drawing in the pectoral muscles (second day),

Drawing and tension in the pectoral muscles,

The pectoral muscles and diaphragm are so sensitive that inspiration is difficult,

The pectoral muscles are sensitive on moving the hands and on pressure,

The pectoral muscles are painful to touch, as if bruised (after six hours),

On inspiring, pain in the angles of the ribs towards the back, with tensive pain, which is increased to a dull stitch on slightly deeper inspiration, especially below the shoulders, and mostly when stooping,

(A tension across the short ribs),

Stitches in the last ribs, on coughing,


Great swelling of the anterior outer part of the chest,

Burning pain, extending backward from the inner surface of the sternum,

A griping in the chest near the sternum,

Pressure on the upper part of the sternum, as with the hand; she believes it cannot disappear without pain, even in the open air,

Pressive pain in the centre of the breast-bone, also when inspiring, with ice-cold feet,

Sticking and pressure beneath the breast-bone, increased by motion and deep inspiration (fourth day),

On the slightest inspiration, a stitch, as in an ulcer, which lasts as long as the inspiration, in a small spot below the sternum, which pains like an ulcer, even on touch, but still more on raising the right arm, in the morning (after twenty-four hours),

Stitches in the sternum on coughing; he was obliged to hold the chest with the hand; even pressing upon it caused a sticking,

Sore pain down the whole length of the sternum,

Sore pain beneath the sternum,

Sore sensation on the inner surface of the sternum the whole day,

Soreness in all the muscles of the anterior surface of the chest; they are also sensitive to touch,

Pain in the ensiform cartilage on touch, as if injected with blood, in the evening,

Burning pain along the anterior insertion of the diaphragm (after half an hour),


Burning pain in the right side of the chest (after eight hours),

A short burning pain in the ribs of the right side, in a place of the size of a two-cent piece, at 9 A.M.,

A tensive sensation on both sides of the chest externally, which is especially noticed on deep inspiration (after five hours),

Drawing pain in the right pectoral muscles,

Severe pressure on the right border of the sternum, especially in the open air (sixth and seventh days),

Pressive sensation at the bend the lower ribs of the right side, over a surface as large as a palm,

11 P.M., while sitting, pressing pain in the left intercostal muscles (first day),

Oppression of the right side of the chest prevented deep inspiration,

Pain of a sharp kind in left infra-mammary region; worse during inspiration (after two to three hours),

Sticking pains under the lowest ribs of the left side; these lasted an hour, but gave place to sticking pains in the right loin, but as these disappeared the others also returned, and lasted till 9 P.M., gradually becoming weaker,

Slight sticking pain to the right side of the sternum; the stitches extend deeper downward toward the navel; also, in the same place, constriction; on sneezing the pain becomes so severe that he is obliged to bend double,

Sharp sticking pain below the right nipple, extending outward in the thorax, only on expiration,

Sticking and throbbing in the lower portion of the right side of the chest, like a pulse,

Transient stitches in both sides of the chest,

Several stitches in the ribs of the right side,

Frequent stitches in the left side of the chest (second day),

A momentary stitch in the left clavicle, which is followed by simple pain (behind this there is a simple aching),

On turning in bed, a stitch in the side of the chest on which he does not lie,

Stitches in the right side of the chest between the third and fourth ribs, while sitting,

Dull stitches in the region of the fifth and sixth ribs on the right side of the sternum,

Sensitive stitching in the left side in the middle of the thorax, lasting several minutes,

A fine, transient, rather severe stitch in the left side of the chest below the nipple, and fine needle stitches in the pit of the stomach, the latter only noticed on very deep inspiration, or on inclining the trunk towards the right side,

Transient severe stitches at the insertion of the deltoid muscle, and in the left side of the chest, mostly superficial in the left intercostal muscles,

Drawing stitches on the right side between the tenth and eleventh ribs (in the evening, fourth day),

Tearing stitches in the left side of the chest, which extend from behind forward, are relieved during rest, are aggravated during motion and on deep inspiration,

Slight pleuritic pain in right breast, about two inches to the right of and in an intercostal space, two ribs above the nipple of that side; worse during inspiration; better during expiration (after two to three hours),

A sore pain on the left side of the chest between the seventh and ninth ribs, in a spot of the size of a palm, rather externally, increased by touch,

A painful spot on the second rib of the right side, extending to the sternum, as after a blow or bruise,

Throbbing pain between the tenth and eleventh ribs in the right side, in a spot of the size of a penny, immediately disappearing on pressure (after one hour),

Several slight electric-like shocks in a hardened nipple, for two and a half hours, after which all trace of hardness disappeared (after five hours),

Around armpit

A painful sensation in a spot as large as a half dollar, on the right side of the chest below the axilla, increased by touch,


Internal dry, burning heat, without previous coldness, extending over the whole body, with dryness of the tongue, lips, and palate; loss of thirst, prostration, and extraordinary weakness in the whole body, especially in the extremities, the pulse full, accelerated, the skin as dry as parchment and rough,


Constriction of the chest; she felt the need of breathing deeply (as if the chest were stooped and she could get no air), and if she attempted to the breathe deeply there was pain in the chest, as if something were being distended which could not be completely distended,

Sensation of heaviness beneath the sternum, which extends toward the right shoulder, impeding respiration; deep inspiration was only accomplished with exertion; together with oppression in the right side of the chest, with very fine, extremely severe stitches in the right axillary glands,

Pinching pressure behind the sternum, more violent when breathing out or in (after five days),

Soreness of the upper part of the inner surface of the sternum, especially on the breathing,

A dull pain in the left side of the thorax and the region of the lower angle of the shoulder-blade; it extends from behind forward; It lasts several seconds, and causes a necessity for deep breathing (thirteenth day),

Pressure in the right wall of the thorax, uninfluenced by respiration (first day),

Slight pressure in the region of the false ribs, and fine stitches in the region of the navel, impeding respiration,

Short but violent stitches in the right side of the chest, so that he was obliged to hold the breath, and could not cry out (sixteenth day),

Stitches in the sides in the ribs, jerklike, on deep breathing, which disappear in the open air,

Respiration normal, but the ribs painful, as if torn from their union,

Respiration more rapid while walking, with a sensation as if the upper part of the chest were too narrow,

Frequent sighing,

Deep sighs in quick succession,

Frequent catching for breath immediately before a paroxysm of coughing, a quick spasmodic gasp, as if the child could not catch the breath, and on this account could not cough; a kind of suffocative attack, which is followed by cough; especially after midnight,

Constant disposition to sigh, and sigh deeply (first day),

Impeded respiration,

Asthmatic breathing (after one hour),

The breathing is short; he is obliged to expire quickly,

Anxiety in the morning which seemed to rise from the abdomen, as if a purge had been taken, and as if the breathing were too short,

Sudden, anxious, almost impossible breathing, on account of stitches in the chest, at first below the shoulder-blades, then below the pectoral muscles, which hinder breathing, and cause her to sit upright, and followed by stitches in the vertex,

Oppressed respiration,

Oppressed breathing, with heaviness in the chest in the forenoon,

Slight oppression of breathing in the middle of the upper half of the sternum, with sticking pain in the anterior wall of the chest, caused by every movement of the trunk, lasting several minutes,

Oppression of breathing for a long time in the forenoon, so that the whole chest could not be expanded, with accelerated breathing,

Breathing difficult; it is relieved by walking,

An attack as if nausea rose up and took away the breath, and stitching,

Dyspnoea, so that he could not utter a word,

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi.

Slight hawking of mucus from the larynx,

Sensation as of apple-seeds lodged in upper larynx, or rima glottidis (after half an hour to two hours),

At 7 P.M., while sitting, sudden scraping in larynx with dry cough several times, without apparent cause (first day),

Tickling in the larynx, with dry hacking cough,

Tickling in the larynx, with a violent shaking cough, lasting several minutes (ninth day),

Tough mucus in the trachea, which is loosened only after frequent hacking,

Irritation to cough, as though some mucus were in the trachea; after he has coughed some time a pain is felt there mingled with pressure and soreness; the pain is worse while talking or smoking (after four hours),

When he goes into a warm room from the open air a sensation as if vapor were in the trachea, which causes him to cough; he feels as though he cannot inspire enough air (after two hours),

A scraping sensation at the lower portion of the trachea, provoking a dry cough, in the morning,

Scraping irritation in the trachea causing dry cough,

A scraping sensation at the bifurcation of the bronchi, which caused a dry cough,


Voice somewhat higher than usual,

Voice rough and hoarse (after four hours),

Hoarseness (second day),

Hoarseness lasting twenty-one days,

A kind of hoarseness together with an inclination to sweat,

Some hoarseness, and only one tone of the voice, on walking in the open air,

The hoarseness which he commonly had disappeared in the course of the day, and showed itself in the evening only after long reading aloud (second day),

At times, loss of voice,

Heart and pulse

Aching in the praecordial region,

Pressive pain in the praecordial region,

Stitches in the praecordial region, lasting only a few seconds,

Cramp in the region of the heart (fourth day),

Slight cramp in the region of the heart, with accelerated pulse,

At 6 A.M., decided oppression in the region of the heart, without change in its beat (6th d.),

The heart beats violently and rapidly (19th d.),

Palpitation several days in succession (after twelve hours),

Pulse full, hard, and rapid,

Pulse full, large, and quick, but not very frequent, at 9 A.M., two hours after breakfast (second day),

Pulse increased scarcely ten beats in a minute,

Pulse 80 (after one hour),

Afternoon, pulse 80 (sixth day),

Pulse at three different times, since 4 P.M., has been 84 (third day),

Pulse 85 (after half an hour),

Pulse decreased from 94 to 87 (after thirty-five minutes); rose from 87 to 92 (after forty-eight minutes); sunk to 87 (after one hour); to 82 (after one and two-third hours); to 74, considerably weaker and more compressible (after three and five-sixths hours); 75, fuller and stronger (after five and five-sixth hours),

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