Calcarea Carbonica - General symptomsCarbonate Of Lime, Calc carb, Calcarea, Calcarea Carbonicum, Calc c, Calcium carbonicum, Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum, Calcarea Carbonica Hahn. Cal carb, Calcarea carb, calc. carb., cal carb, Calc.
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(Morning), Near sounds frighten him.
irritable, etc. peevish.
before stool, peevish, etc.
on waking, confusion of the head.
when rising, vertigo, etc.
after rising, dizziness.
on rising from bed, dullness in head.
on waking, headache. throbbing headache.
on awaking, pain in forehead, etc.
swelling in temple. on waking, headache in temples.
at 5 o'clock, pain in vertex.
pressure in eyes. after rising, swelling of lower lid.
lachrymation. after rising, stiffness of the eyeball.
on waking appearances before eyes.
roaring in ears, etc.
sneezing. nose-bleed. on rising, stoppage of nose.
on rising, swelling of cheeks.
swelling of upper lip.
dryness of tongue. mouth slimy.
after rising, bitter taste.
metallic taste, etc., in mouth.
on waking, inky taste.
hawking of mucus. throat dry, etc.
hunger. eructations. sour eructations.
nausea. nausea, etc.
vomiting, etc. after rising, pain in the abdomen.
immediately, constriction of abdomen.
drawing in abdomen, etc.
on waking, cutting in abdomen.
after copious stool, burning in rectum.
after rising, eructations.
twitching of the penis.
larynx rough. hoarseness.
cough. in bed, cough.
mucous expectoration. on rising, sense of fulness in chest.
tightness of chest. stiffness in spine, etc.
on waking, and after rising, sleepiness.
immediately after rising, pain in small of back.
hands pain, etc. in bed, sticking in the palms.
on beginning to walk, weariness, etc., in muscles of thigh.
more when sitting. pain in knee.
inclination to stretch.
on waking, trembling of body.
trembling of body, etc.
great exhaustion. on waking, rushing of blood.
on waking, difficulty in rousing.
orgasm of blood. after rising, much heated.
sweat. profuse sweat.
dizziness. headache, etc.
at 11 o'clock, stitches in forehead.
saliva collects in mouth.
nauseated feeling. when pressing on the part, and after the stool, pressure in pit of the stomach.
stitches in right hypochondriac region.
cramp in the rectum. frequent, etc., urinating.
when walking, desire for coition.
on walking in open air, tightness of chest.
paroxysm of fever.
stupefaction of the head.
from 3 or 4 o'clock till 9 or 10, tearing on the head, etc.
feeling in the pharynx.
thirst. eructations. nausea.
cramp in stomach. burning below navel.
tension of abdomen, etc.
frequent, etc., urinating.
drawing in limbs. trembling in hands.
when walking, pain in ankle.
when walking, loss of consciousness.
when walking in open air, tottering.
heat about head. stitches in the head.
burning-itching, etc., on scalp.
pressure in eyes. itching in eyes.
lachrymation. on lying down, toothache.
toothache. swelling of right cheek, etc.
great appetite, etc. acid eructations.
nausea, etc. feels stuffed, after eating.
pressure in stomach. stitches in hypochondriac region.
fulness in abdomen. cramp in intestinal canal.
stitches in side of abdomen.
when sitting, pressure in rectum.
pain in rectum. during stool, blood from anus.
in bed, twitching in penis.
after lying down, mucus in larynx.
spasmodic cough. especially in bed, dry cough.
after lying down, much cough.
in bed, cough. during cough, sweet expectoration.
during cough, pain in chest.
stitches in left chest.
especially on breathing, stitches in right chest.
before going to sleep, palpitation, etc.
pain in right arm. shoulder-joint pains.
on waking from sleep, pain in finger-joints.
during walking, tension in hip-joint.
pain in muscles of legs.
when sitting, legs go to sleep.
burning in feet. in bed, twitching in great toe.
great general weakness.
attack of faintness, etc.
uneasiness. restless, uncomfortable feeling.
in bed, itching on back, etc.
in bed, uneasy waking, etc.
soon after falling asleep, starting up.
chilly. in bed, chilly.
in bed, becomes warm, etc.
(Night), Anxious, etc.
stupefaction of the head, etc.
vertigo. on waking, itching of scalp.
nose-bleed. pains in back teeth.
tearing in teeth. tearing through cheek.
pain in gum. on waking, eructations.
vomiting of sour water.
cramp in stomach. pain in liver.
cramp in intestinal canal.
colic. pain in bladder, etc.
cough. on waking, cough.
much cough. cough. expectoration of mucus, etc., during cough, pain in chest.
palpitation, etc. pain in arm, etc.
at commencement of sleep, shoulder-joints disturb.
shoulder-joints pain. cramp in hands.
twitches, etc., of the extremities.
stitches in the thigh, etc.
weariness in knee. cramp near tibia.
cramp near tibia. cramp in calves.
burning in soles. cutting on right sole.
itching in the thigh. shaking chill.
orgasm of blood, etc.
dry heat, etc. internal heat, etc.
(When walking), Vertigo.
pain in occiput. after supper, pinching, etc., below navel.
pain in abdomen. pain in haemorrhoids.
desire to urinate. difficult breathing.
palpitation, etc. pain in sacrum.
pressure in muscles of forearm.
weariness in thighs, etc.
pain in tibia muscles.
lower leg painful.
drawing sensation in body.
Vesicular eruption grouped on the back of the hand, with severe itching.
it obliges scratching involuntarily.
the vesicles are clear, without areola, filled with clear fluid.
a dark point forms at the tip.
they gradually dry and the skin desquamates.
if the vesicles are scratched, they become enlarged and seem like nettle-rash.
cold relieves the itching (the prover had suffered for two years, during great heat in the summer, from and; insignificant vesicular eruption on the back of the hand), (seventh day),.
Excessive sexual desire, caused by lascivious fancies, wherewith the penis failed in erection, which was only induced by rubbing.
scarcely had coition taken place when the semen was emitted.
this was followed by excessive weakness and great excitability of the nerves.
he was discontented and angry, and the knees seemed to give way from weakness (fourth day),.
She started so much from the slight prick of a needle in the finger, that she became nauseated.
the tongue, lip and hands became very white and cold, with coldness of the forehead and face, with obscuration of sight, uneasiness, flushes of heat, and trembling.
she was obliged to lie down (mesmerizing relieved her at once), (after eighteen days),.
This great Hahnemannian anti-psoric is a constitutional remedy par excellence. Calcarea Carbonica's chief action is centered in the vegetative sphere, impaired nutrition being the keynote of its action, the glands, skin and bone, being instrumental in the changes wrought. Increased local and general perspiration, swelling of glands, scrofulous and rachitic conditions generally offer numerous opportunities for the exhibition of Calcarea Carbonica. Incipient phthisis ( Arsenicum Album Ars. job.; Tuberculin.) It covers the tickling cough, fleeting chest pains, nausea, acidity and dislike of fat. Gets out of breath easily. A jaded state, mental or physical, due to overwork. abscesses in deep muscles; polypi and exostoses. Pituitary and thyroid disfunction. Raised blood coagulability (Strontium). Is a definite stimulant to the periosteum. Is a hemostatic and gives this power probably to the gelatine injections. Easy relapses, interrupted convalescence. Persons of scrofulous type, who take cold easily, with increased mucous secretions, children who grow fat, are large-bellied, with large head, pale skin, chalky look, the so-called leucophlegmatic temperament; affections caused by working in water. Great sensitiveness to cold; partial sweats. Children crave eggs and eat dirt and other indigestible things; are prone to diarrhoea. Calcarea patient is fat, fair, flabby and perspiring and cold, damp and sour.
Fat, flabby BLONDES, WHO SWEAT EASILY, worse ON HEAD OR CHEST; DURING SLEEP
PROFUSE, OFTEN SOUR DISCHARGES, stools, sweats, odor of body, saliva, etc
Soft, torpid, scrophulous habit
Numb parts lain on
Grows fat, but not strong
Cold, moist air chills through and through
Takes cold easily; in chest
Faulty bony development OPEN FONTANELLES
Tardy teething and walking Scrofula
Forgetful; learns poorly
Depressed melancholic or doubting mood; fears disease, misery, disaster, being observed, insanity, etc
(Lilium Tigrinum Lil-t)
Confused; misplaces words
BIG HEAD, WITH LARGE, HARD ABDOMEN
Deep head pains-beating, shattering, etc, , worse wind, better dark; with eructations
Scalp itches; on awaking
Thick, foul milk-crust (Sulphur Sul)
Sees things on closing eyes; beside visual field
Coryza, with polyuria
Swelled nose and upper lip (Baryta Carb Bar-c)
Face pallid, pasty and puffy
Anorexia; from overwork
Craves eggs or coarse foods
Averse to meat
Sour, curdled vomit (Natrum Phosphoricum Nat-p)
STOMACH LIKE AN INVERTED SAUCER
Thirst for cold water at night
Cramp at navel
Chalky, gray (Acid Phos Phos-ac---- ) or green, watery stools
Foul or strong urine White urinary sediment
Thick, milky, gushing leucorrhoea
Everything makes him short of breath Emphysema
Cough, as from dust
Purulent, loose, sweet expectoration
Sore chest; breasts before menses
Neck pains, worse lifting
ENLARGED GLANDS; cervical, mesenteric, etc
Polypi; nasal, uterine, etc
Skin cold, like a Bothrops Lanceolatus snake
Nightmare Sleepless; from rush of ideas
Coldness; icy, on vertex; spots on head, or head, hands, knees and feet; of affected part (Led---- ); objective
Chill with thirst
Internal heat, with externa coldness and sweat
Hot head from mental exertion
Clammy hands (Sulphur Sul)
Sweat; cold; partial; head, worse occiput; chest; on hands COLD, DAMP FEET
Impure Calcium Carbonate. Ca CO3. Including symptoms of Calcarea Acetica Calcarea acetica, and Calcarea ostrearum, a trituration of the middle layer of oyster shells, of both of which Hahnemann made provings. Koch's provings were made from carbonate of lime precipitated from a solution of chalk in hydrochloric acid. Trituration.
Calcarea is one of the greatest monuments of Hahnemann's genius.
His method of preparing insoluble substances brought to light in this instance a whole world of therapeutic power formerly unknown.
Moreover, Calcarea is one of the polychrest remedies, and ranks with Sulphur Sulphur and Lycopodium Lycopodium at the head of the antipsorics.
It is absolutely essential to a correct appreciation of the homoeopathic materia medica that these three medicines should be thoroughly known, as these are in a sense the standards around which the rest are grouped.
All three have a very wide range and deep action.
They have many symptoms in common, but Calc. is somewhat sharply distinguished from Sulphur Sulphur in that it is a chilly remedy, the patient seeking warmth, whilst the Sulphur Sulphur patient is agg. by heat, and amel. by cold.
Calc. has cold, clammy feet, "as if there were damp stockings on"; Sulphur Sulphur has characteristically hot, sweaty feet.
The "sinking sensation" common to all three is most marked with Sulphur Sulphur at 11 a.m., with Lycopodium Lycopod. at 4 p.m., with Calcarea at any time. Calcarea is closely allied to Belladonna Belladonna, Nux Vomica Nux, Pulsatilla Puls., and Rhus Tox Rhus in its action.
It follows well Sulphur Sulph. and Nitric Acid Nit. ac., to both of which it is complementary.
It is inimical to Bryonia Bryonia, and should not be given immediately before or after that medicine.
Like many of the other carbonates, Calc. carb. corresponds to persons of soft fibre with tendency to be fat. "Calcarea Carbonica is particularly adapted to the real Leucophlegmatic Constitution.
Where we find a large head, large features, pale skin, with a chalky look, and (in infants) open fontanelles, we may think strongly of Calc. c." (Guernsey).
The scrofulous constitution embraces a large number of Calcarea's characteristic effects fat children rather bloated than solid, pale but flushing easily.
Fair; slow in movement; of irregular growth, large heads, with wide-open fontanelles; large abdomens; irregular and partial sweats the head sweats profusely, wetting the pillow for a space around the head; enlarged and hard lymphatic glands.
Icy coldness in abdomen.
In addition there are night terrors; child wakes at 2 or 3 a.m. screaming, cannot be made to understand, remembers nothing of it in the morning.
Children are slow in teething and walk late.
Sourness is one of the characteristic notes of Calc. c.; the body is sour; taste sour; sour stool and urine.
All the symptoms are made worse by taking cold.
In all cases where there is improper nutrition and imperfect digestion, such as described above, and where there is chilliness, aggravation from contact with water and from cold, cold, clammy feet and sinking sensations, Calcarea will most likely prove the remedy.
Calc. also corresponds to ailments following losses of fluids, such as from self abuse; and it corresponds to a form of menorrhagia, the flow being excessive and the intervals shortened.
Periods return too soon after excitement.
There is often pain in the breasts before the flow commences, as with Conium Mac Conium.
But if the menses are scanty or absent, and the Calc. characteristics of chilliness and cold, clammy feet are present, Calc. will still be the remedy.
Suppression of menses in women of full habit after working in water.
Bearing-down pains. Ovarian or uterine pains, right side, extending down thighs; agg. on reading or writing (left, Lilium Tigrinum Lil. t.).
In addition to the cold symptoms there are sensations of heat and burning heat in and on the vertex.
In connection with this the sweat of the head must be remembered.
It occurs chiefly on occiput and forehead (that of Silicea Sil. is all over).
There is amel. uncovering during the heats (as with Lycopodium Lyc. and unlike Silicea Sil.).
Burning in soles of feet at night; burning in back of hands.
The characteristic Calc. hand is soft, warm, and moist; a boneless hand.
Also hands inclined to chap.
There are copious night sweats, which may be sour or odourless.
Foot-sweat, sour or odourless.
The sweats of Calc. give no relief.
Bloody sweats. Among other heat symptoms is hot breath, with heat in mouth.
Rumination is among the Calc. effects.
Nausea after drinking water, even ever so little; but not if iced.
The "sinking" sensation of Calc. has some modifications.
There is ravenous hunger; hunger and feeling of emptiness immediately after a meal, and in the early morning.
If he doesn't have his breakfast at the proper time, a headache comes on.
Craving for eggs; for indigestible things, chalk, coal, &c.
Nausea when fasting. Sour eructations.
Sour diarrhoea. Sour body smell.
Milk disagrees; sour vomiting of large curds.
Inability to swallow solids.
Chronic disease of left tonsil; feeling of lump in left side of throat which he wants to swallow down.
Pain from left tonsil to ear.
Semilateral swelling of tongue.
The prosopalgia of Calc. is amel. warm fomentations, like Pulsatilla Pul.
Biliary colic cutting pain under right scapula running to right hypochondrium and epigastrium.
Crawling in rectum as from worms.
Burning in rectum. Weight in lower rectum.
Stools hard and pasty; like chalk or clay offensive; undigested.
Ardor urinae; offensive urine.
Impotence penis cold and relaxed. Calcarea is related to the pretubercular stage of phthisis; it is more especially suited to affections of the right apex.
Stitching in chest and sides of chest when moving and when lying on affected side.
The cough is provoked by going into a cold room; by chilliness.
Tickling cough, sensation of feather in throat.
I have cured with Calc. a "fat cough".
and an arsenical cough (brought on by sleeping in a room having an arsenical wallpaper) which waked the patient in the middle of the night, causing him to sit up and cough till phlegm was raised.
Rattling in the chest; miller's and stone-cutter's phthisis; old suppurating cavities.
Swelling of cervical and bronchial glands.
Scrofulous glands and scrofulous diseases of bones; spinal curvature; rickets.
Swellings; false appearance of fat; milk leg amel. by elevating the limb, agg. hanging it down.
The same conditions mark the sciatica of Calc., which follows on working in water.
Rheumatic and gouty conditions from wetting.
Joints crack and crepitate as if dry.
The skin is rough and scaly and inclined to chap.
Rhagades. Chapped hands.
Chilblains from wetting.
Eruptions. Cooper has cured with it psoriasis palmaris.
Eruption behind right ear.
Warts and polypi. Calc. is an eminently sycotic medicine, as the early morning aggravation would indicate.
The mental and nervous systems of Calc. are no less remarkable than the bodily.
The Calc. patient is slow in movements (Sulphur Sul. quick and active).
The state of mind is one of apprehension.
The patient fears she will lose her reason, or that people will notice her mental confusion.
Fears she has some fatal disease, especially heart disease.
Shuddering and dread as evening, draws near.
Sees visions on closing eyes (hence useful in delirium tremens).
Evil forebodings; talks of Mice, rats, murders.
Forgetful. The epilepsy of Calc. has an aura spreading up from the solar plexus, in which case the convulsion comes on immediately; or it may be like a mouse running on the arm; or it may run down from epigastrium into uterus or limbs.
The causes are fright, suppressed eruptions and discharges, sexual excesses.
Rush of blood to head; a sensation of something rising up from epigastrium to head is very characteristic.
Trembling, twitching; internal trembling sensation on awaking.
Fainting, coming on in the street with sensation of something rising from stomach to head.
Talking = a feeling of weakness which compels him to desist.
Exertion or excitement = exhaustion, though he may feel well before.
Ascending = great weakness.
Exhaustion in the morning.
Vertigo tendency to fall to left; to either side; backward.
Caused by turning head; agg. looking upward; going (especially running) upstairs.
Sensation as if in a dream.
Calc. is one of the remedies that has been used for the sensation of levitation.
Aversion to darkness. Cloud coming over head.
In sleep the mental symptoms come out again the patient is either abnormally sleepy or sleepless.
Wakes 3 a.m., and cannot get to sleep again; tosses about.
Horrible phantasms. The child wakes in the night screaming and cannot be pacified; in the morning remembers nothing of it.
Chews and swallows in sleep.
Neuralgias and paralyses are among the Calc. effects.
A remarkable case (of Dr. Mayntzer's) improved by Silica Marina Silic. and cured by Calc. is quoted in Hom.
League Tract, vol. ii. p. 108.
A girl of nineteen had had for some months neuralgic pains in both arms, coming on every evening, lasting all night, and being replaced during the day with sensation of lameness and weakness.
Pressure and movements aggravated.
Hands trembling, numb, fingers often remained opened out stiff and could not be bent.
The Silicea Silica symptoms are "Tearing pains in upper arm.
Pain as of dislocation at wrist.
Cramp pain and lameness of hand on slight exertion.
Gone-to-sleep feeling of hands at night.
Numbness and formication of hands.
Restlessness and trembling in right arm." The symptoms of Calc. are "Bruised pain of arms on moving or grasping.
Pain as if sprained in wrist, with shooting and tearing in it when moved.
Tearing in whole arm, shooting, tearing pain in upper arm and elbow.
Nocturnal tearing and drawing in arms.
Spasmodic tearing pain on outer side of forearm from elbow to wrist.
Cramp in whole of one or other arm.
Cramp in hands at night until she rises in morning.
Cramp-like contraction of fingers.
Pain and weakness of hands; trembling of hands in morning.
Weakness and a kind of lameness of arm.
Fingers feel furry." Both remedies were given, and great improvement occurred under Silica Marina Silic., but as the pain was not gone the patient took Calc. (which was only to be taken in case of need) on the fifth day.
On the sixth day the pain was gone "as if blown away," as the patient expressed it.
and no wonder! It would be difficult to find a closer simillimum. The general condition of the patient underwent a complete change for the better at the same time. Both remedies were given in globules of 6th. Dr. Van den Neucker (H. Recorder, 1886, p. 139) once cured a baker of paralysis of both arms with Calc.
and also a case of paralysis with many symptoms of locomotor ataxy in a lymphatic blonde girl of nineteen. According to Guernsey Calc. is in general a right-side remedy. It affects specially right external head.
right eye. right face.
right abdominal ring. sexual organs right side.
right back. right upper extremities. Left side neck and nape of neck.
left chest. left lower extremities. Complaints prevailing in inner parts. Among the sensations of Calc. are Pain as if the parts would burst, were pressed asunder, were pushed asunder.
as if cold, damp stockings were on the feet. Creeping on the limbs like a mouse. Pain as if sprained in outer parts. Sensation of dust in inner parts as the eye, bronchial tubes. Pricking, darting, jerking, trembling.
itching amel. by scratching. It is often indicated in epilepsy, disposition to strain a part by lifting heavy things, pricking corns, polypus, cysts, occurring in leucophlegmatic constitutions. Where a cold wind strikes the body and it immediately runs to the teeth, causing them to ache. Ranula. Flatulence or gurgling in right hypochondrium. Cramp in legs at 3 a.m. Hands chap from hard water. Alexander Villers cured with Calc. c. 200 in rare doses a case combining many of the features of the remedy. The patient, a lady, aet. 20, very despondent through long-continued depressing circumstances, became very nervous. She was companion to an exceedingly deaf lady, whose voice was high-pitched. This, with the strain on her voice to make herself heard, caused headache through temples amel. by rapid motion of head. Outdoor exercise was accompanied by hard pressure on chest, which only eructations seemed to relieve. Bowels constipated. Menses every fortnight, with backache and great prostration. Under the remedy, repeated at rare intervals, the menses came on monthly, headache and pressure on chest disappeared. Among the Conditions of Calc., dread of the open air ranks most prominently.
the least cold air goes right through. Great sensitiveness to cold, damp air. Also cannot bear sun. The slightest change agg. Dread of bathing and water. There is inclination to stretch and put the shoulders back.
but straightening agg. rheumatism. Calc. is hydrogenoid and sycotic.
sensitive to cold and damp and early morning aggravation. Warts and polypi also point to the same constitutional state. The Calc. patient generally feels better when constipated. The diarrhoea of Calc. is generally agg. in afternoon. There is painless hoarseness agg. in morning. "The Calc. pains are most generally felt while lying in bed, or while sitting.
they are felt in the parts upon which the body has been lying for a time" (Teste). There is agg. after midnight and in early morning.
on awaking. Chill at 2 p.m. In the evening, 6 to 7, there is fever without chill, agg. from working in water or bathing, agg. at full moon.
at new moon and at solstice. agg. After eating (smoked meats, milk).
when fasting. agg. By mental exertion (writing). agg. From pressure of clothes. agg. From lifting.
from stooping. agg. Walking in open air, cold air, wet weather, to which he is very sensitive. agg. From letting limbs hang down. In spite of the sensitiveness to cold, cannot bear sun. agg. From light in general.
from looking fixedly at any object.
from looking upward. from turning the head. Some symptoms are amel. inspiring fresh air.
and during heat, uncovers. amel. After breakfast.
on rising from drawing up limbs.
from loosening garments. amel. In the dark when lying on the back.
after lying down. from rubbing, from scratching.
in dry weather. wiping or soothing with the hands.
from being touched. Great weakness on ascending, on walking, talking (chests feels weak), or excitement.
Break in pieces a clean, somewhat thick oyster shell, take one grain of the softer, snow-white calcareous substance found between the outer and the inner harder shell. This is prepared in all the degrees of potencies up to X in the manner directed as to the preparation of dry medicinal substances for homoeopathic use, given at the conclusion of Part I. This is preserved from sunlight and great warmth, to be used for its various purposes.
For the sake of comparison I have also observed the symptoms of Calcarea Acetica acetate of lime, and have given them marked with a dash in front.
Lime when thus potentized belongs among the most effective antipsoric remedies, especially in cases where the following symptoms, are prominent
Dejection. inclination to weep.
lack of cheerfulness, with heaviness of the lower limbs.
anxiety when sweating.
restless . anxiety. shivering and horror.
anguish, excitable by thoughts.
anxiety after hearing of cruelties.
nervous excitation. fits of despondency about shaken health.
difficulty in thinking.
long-continued numb feeling of the head as if a board was before the head.
dizziness and trembling before breakfast.
vertigo when going up stairs.
vertigo when mounting high, on the roof heaviness and pressure in the forehead, so that he has to close the eyes.
headache from reading and writing.
headache from overlifting.
boring in the forehead, as if the head would burst.
headache in the occiput.
throbbing in the middle of the brain.
hammering headache after walking in the open air, compelling him to lie down.
headache and humming in the head, with heat of the cheeks.
icy cold in the right side of the head.
. burning and excoriation of the eyelids.
burning and cutting in the eyes during reading by candle-light.
cutting in the eyelids.
stitches in the eyes. itching of the eyes.
. suppuration of a fistula lachrymalis.
in the open air or in the morning.
quivering in the upper and lower eyelids.
agglutination of the eyelids every morning.
obscuration of the sight when reading.
obscuration of the eyes, after eating.
dim vision, feathers before the eyes.
dim-sightedness as from gauze.
mist before the eyes, when straining the eyes and reading.
long-sightedness, he cannot read without convex spectacles.
dazzling of the eyes by a bright light.
stitches in the ears, running of pus from the ears.
cracking in the ears, when swallowing.
. ringing in the ears.
humming before the ears.
roaring in the ears. rushing in the ears, with hardness of hearing.
thundering in the ears.
obstruction in hearing.
. sore nose obstruction of the nose with yellow, fetid pus.
. bad smell and fetor from the nose.
smell of dung before the nose.
faceache. freckles on the cheeks.
itching and itching pimples in the whiskers.
eruption on the mouth, pain in the glands of the lower jaw.
toothache whenever drinking something cold.
drawing toothache, with stitches, day and night, renewed by cold and by warmth.
toothache, like digging and soreness.
difficult teething of children.
painful sensitiveness of the gums.
stitches in the gums. gum-boils.
bleeding of the gums. , at night, or in the morning on awaking.
aphthae under the tongue.
accumulation of mucus in the mouth.
hawking up mucus. constriction in the throat.
bitter taste in the mouth in the morning.
lack of appetite. aversion to his customary smoking of tobacco.
aversion to warm food.
long-continued aversion to meat.
hunger immediately or soon after eating.
voracious hunger in the morning, she cannot eat enough, she cannot get it down.
after meals, heat. eructation after eating, bitter eructation.
water-brash, weakness of digestion in the stomach,.
nocturnal pressure in the scrobiculus cordis.
stinging pressure, in the stomach after eating.
cramps in the stomach.
pinching and cutting in the scrobiculus cordis.
during pressure in the stomach, a pressing out under the last rib.
inability to bear tight clothing over the scrobiculus cordis.
swelling of the scrobiculus cordis, with pressive pain, the scrobiculus cordis painful to the touch.
tension in both hypochondria.
pressive lancinating colic, without diarrhoea.
colic in the epigastrium.
in the afternoon, cutting and griping in the abdomen, with vomiting of food eaten at dinner.
coldness in the abdomen.
. pressure of flatus to the abdominal ring, as if hernia was about to come.
stool scanty and hard.
stool twice a day. frequent, continual soft stool.
involuntary discharge of foaming stool.
during stool protrusion of the varices of the rectum, with burning pain.
after the stool, lassitude and feeling, as if bruised all over.
itching of the anus.
burning in the urethra.
too frequent urination.
haematuria. flow of blood from the urethra.
wanton, lewd ideas. lack of sexual instinct.
deficient sexual powers.
lack of pollutions. too brief erections during coitus.
stinging and burning in the male genitals during the emission of semen in coitus.
pressive pain in the vagina.
pressure upon the prolapsed womb.
stitches in the os uteri itching on the pudenda and anus.
distended veins on the labia pudendi.
after pains or milk fever after parturition.
. (suppressed menses).
. during the menses, cutting in the abdomen and griping in the sacrum.
. , like milk, in jets.
. during the flow of leucorrhoea, itching on the pudenda..
Frequent sneezing. constant coryza.
. dry coryza. dry coryza in the morning.
stoppage of the nose. ulceration of the larynx.
hoarseness. mucus on the chest.
evening cough in bed. during sleep.
cough in the morning.
yellow fetid expectoration.
during cough, pressure on the stomach.
arrest of breathing in stooping.
pressure on the chest.
. stitches in the left side, on bending to that side.
burning in the chest. prickling stitches in the muscles of the chest.
, also at night. pain in the sacrum.
pain as of a sprain in the back.
. swelling of the cervical glands.
goitre. pressive pain in the right upper arm.
nocturnal drawing and tearing in the arms.
. dying off in the hands on grasping.
swelling of the hands.
. arthritic nodosities on the wrists and the joints of the fingers.
formication as from going to sleep of the fingers.
numbness of the fingers and sensation as if they were dead, also in the warmth.
awkwardness of the fingers.
frequent paralysis of the finger.
heaviness of the legs.
stiffness of the legs.
cramps in the legs. going to sleep of the legs in sitting.
ulcers of the legs. stitches in the thigh on treading.
distended veins in the thighs.
stitches in the knees, when standing and sitting.
stitches and tearing in the knee.
drawing pain in the knee, when sitting and walking.
swelling of the knee. red spots on the legs.
burning of the soles of the feet.
swelling of the soles.
coldness of the feet, in the evening.
. dying off of the feet, in the evening.
sensitiveness of the big toes, corns.
pains in the corns. going to sleep of the limbs.
cramps in the arms and legs.
pain as of bruising in the upper arms, also in the middle of the thighs, on going up stairs.
tearing in the limbs, in the arms and legs.
tendency to strain oneself, making the nape of the neck rigid and stiff, with headache.
tendency to strains, with sore throat thence.
great fatness and corpulence with youths.
exhaustion from speaking.
. lassitude in the morning.
great exhaustion after every little walk.
attacks of epilepsy at night during full moon, with cries.
great fatigue from moderate walking in the open air.
copious perspiration on moderate exertion of the body.
great sensitiveness to cold.
. visible twitching in the skin, from the feet up to the head, causing dizziness.
dry feeling in the skin.
roughness of the skin, as if covered with miliary eruption.
bran-like covering of the skin.
furuncle. warts. drowsiness in daytime.
. frequent waking up at night.
insomnia. at night, tossing in bed.
thirst at night. at night, pressure in the scrobiculus cordis and rising from there to the larynx and the head.
nocturnal pain in the back and in the arms.
nocturnal asthma. nocturnal palpitation of the heart.
heat and anguish at night.
horrible fantastic visions before going to sleep, in the evening in bed.
anxious dreams. fantastic exaltation and delirium at night.
chill in the morning after rising.
frequent rushes of heat.
rushes of heat with palpitation and anguish of heart.
tertian, evening fever, at first, heat in the face then chill.
Calcarea when potentized has a long-continued action. When nitric acid, given previously, though selected apparently properly, yet acts in some respects unfavorably, then Calcarea may generally be profitably employed.
so also any unfavorable effects of Calcarea, even when selected apparently homoeopathically, may be neutralized by following it with Nitric Acid nitric acid, and the effect will be changed into favorable ones. Especially in nausea, produced by Calcarea, removed by smelling of the spirits of nitre.
this is almost a specific and much more effective than smelling of Camphora camphor. There are, however, troublesome effects which call for the smelling of Nux Vomica nux vomica. Calcarea is frequently useful after the use of Sulphur sulphur, also when the pupils of the eyes are apt to dilate.
If the catamenia usually come several days before the period and are excessive. Calcarea is frequently the indispensable curative and the more so, the more abundant the flow. But if the menses always appear at the right period or later, even if the menses are profuse, Calcarea is yet but rarely useful. Calcarea can rarely be advantageously repeated with older persons, even after other intervening medicines, and very rarely, yea, hardly ever, can its doses be repeated at once, without injury. But with children, when it is indicated by the symptoms, it may be repeated several times, and the younger they are, the more frequently.
The symptoms marked with a dash before them were the effects of Calcarea Acetica acetate of lime.
Dejected and melancholy in the highest degree, with a sort of anxiety.
Violent sexual instinct, due only to wanton fancies, while the organ lacks stiffness, so that erection was only effected through application.
scarcely had it entered, when the semen was emitted.
this was followed by excessive prostration and great excitation of the nerves.
he was discontented, irascible, and the knees seemed ready to give way for weakness (4th d.).
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Literally, "dying off."
Literally, "dying off."
Fever from the morning till noon or afternoon.
first tearing in the joints and heaviness of the head, then lassitude, scarcely allowing her to raise herself up in bed, with heaviness of the limbs, stretching and extending the limbs, heat and sensation as if she was going to perspire always, with trembling and unrest in all her limbs.
Calcium Carbonate. Hahnemann. CaCo3
If you were about to produce a Calcarea subject to order you could do so by feeding him lime or lime water until the digestive organs were so debilitated that they could no longer digest lime.
and then the tissues would be increasingly deprived of what they need, and give us the lime subject, the "bone salt inanition" case, for that is really what it is. Infants that are fed lime water in the milk will in a little while be lime subjects.
They will soon get in such a state that they cannot take the lime from their natural food, and the result will be a Calcarea subject such as we are about to describe.
But the natural cases are those that have a natural sickness, are born so, born with an inability to digest the lime that is in their natural food, and they grow fat and flabby, and produce deficient bones.
There is a greater proportion of cartilaginous material in the bones than lime, and the bones bend, and take on diseases and destructive troubles. Deficient teeth, or no teeth at all. The bones simply stop growing, and the patient goes into marasmus.
What a foolish notion it is to feed that infant lime water because he cannot digest lime! Is it not just as reasonable as anything else in allopathy? And yet our homeopaths use allopathic medicines. They use the lowest potencies they can get and it would seem strange if those substances cured any better in the hands of the homeopath than in the hands of the allopath.
Nor, it is astonishing that one single dose of the potency suitable to meet the state of disorder will make that infant commence to digest its food, and appropriate from its food the lime substance that it needs in its bones, and wherever else it needs it.
All at once the teeth begin to grow; the bones begin to grow, and the legs get stiff enough for him to begin to walk, and they will hold up. It is astonishing what changes will take place under the various medicines that are suitable for the disturbances of the hair, and the bones and nails.
The remedy, Calcarea Carbonica, must be sufficiently potentized to correspond with the wrong. It certainly must not be crude because the child is already stunted by the crude material. You will see within a month or six weeks after giving a solitary dose of the sufficiently potentized remedy the nails that were corrugated and uneven and spotted and irregular will form a margin and will grow out smooth.
You will see the ugly little crowns upon the teeth, distorted, and black things as they come up out of the gums.
but when they have been under the suitable homeopathic remedy you will see them form a margin line, and from there on the teeth look healthy, and from there on the little body of the tooth is smooth and round.
just as if that child bad had an impulse to grow better teeth.
That same thing probably takes place where the bones exist. The periosteum takes on healthy work.
Calcarea Carbonica is the Calcarea state when the patient needs lime and he cannot get it because he has been cloyed; or, because he has an indigestion, he is unable to assimilate the lime that is in his food, and it goes through him and does not affect him.
So it is with much of the sickness we have, an inability to extract from the food and assimilate such things as the body needs. Would not anyone be a simpleton to suppose that he had been the cause of the building of a tooth?
You do not build mole hills out of our high potencies; they simply establish a state of order, so that digestion and assimilation go on, order is established and the tissues are improved.
Health comes, beauty, a growth of hair, better skin, better nails.
The Calcarea constitution is what we want to know. We do not need to know that the individual has been poisoned by lime.
it is not worth much to know it, because that is not the index to the remedy. If indigestion of lime has been brought about by lime, it may need one of ten other remedies to overcome that indigestion for lime.
It is not always Calcarea that covers the symptoms. The medicine that covers the symptoms is the one that will change the economy from an abnormal to a normal state, and digestion will become orderly, and we will have growth and prosperity in the economy.
Aspect The Calcarea case is to be known by the symptoms, and not by the fact that the patient has been poisoned by lime; the chances are that those we have to treat have never had any lime. Many of them have never been poisoned by lime but have been unable to assimilate lime from birth.
Calcarea is full of congestions, determination of blood to the head cold feet.
hot head. congestion of the chest. Calcarea corresponds in a very high degree to the chlorotic and anaemic, pale and waxy, and in spite of this plump. It has both fat, flabby and pale patients and it has emaciated states, too.
Muscles emaciate. Emaciated about the neck; emaciated about the neck and from there downwards. Anemic conditions; pale, waxy, sickly; pale lips; pale ears; pale fingers; pale and yellowish.
Chlorosis is a word especially relating to the anemia of girls. A large number of remedies is indicated in those conditions, but Calcarea produces the kind of anemia known as chlorosis. It produces most pernicious anemia.
Great relaxation in the tissues everywhere.
relaxation of muscles.
relaxation of veins. relaxation of the walls of blood-vessels to such a great extent, especially in the lower limbs and anus, that there are marked hemorrhoidal manifestations or marked varicose veins in the legs. Distended veins, burning in these varicose veins. Burning and smarting. Bleeding and oozing. Inflammation and painful swelling of joints.
Glands Another marked feature running through the remedy is its tendency to attack glands, the glands of the neck, all of the glands of the body, especially the lymphatic glands.
The lymphatic glands in the abdomen become hard, inflamed and sore, like great nodules, like hickory nuts; tubercular. Calcarea is useful in tubercular formations.
Calcareous degenerations, calcareous glands, induration of glands. It is useful in indurations in ulcers, and the base of ulcers, and round about ulcers, hence its wonderful use in palliating and restraining the growth of malignant ulcers, as malignant ulcers always have an indurated base.
In glandular affections where the glands round about are infiltrated and hard, where there is much burning and stinging pain, where the growth has invaded and appropriated the surrounding tissues so that there are adhesions, matters are serious.
Another thing running through the remedy is a pyoemic state, in which there are abscesses in deep muscles. Abscesses deep in the neck, deep in the thigh, in the abdomen.
You will be astonished to learn that Calcarea will take care of the abscess (when the symptoms agree), and it will not break. I have many times seen an abscess disappear when fluctuation was most positive. I have seen those abscesses disappear when pus was shown to he present by the needle.
I have not only seen the abscesses go away, but also the pyoemic state which was prior to it. We have but a few medicines that will do that.
There is something singular about this. Why does Calcarea favor the resorption of that fluid and encourage the part to become calcareous?
It is more than I am able to explain, but it does it when the symptoms agree. But Sulphur Sulph. and Silicea Sil., when their symptoms agree hasten suppuration. But Calcarea has that peculiar action of concentrating and contracting.
One may be indicated in one case, the other may be indicated in the other. There are times when Silicea Sil is indicated and the abscess is in such a dangerous place. Then if Silicea Sil is given the result that naturally belongs to the spreading of that abscess is dangerous.
in such an instance the surgeon must be called to drain the abscess in a safe manner, even when we know that if that abscess were located in a safe place, it would be far better for that patient to have the remedy he needs.
Sometimes the periosteum is injured by a hammer striking it through muscles, injuring or contusing the periosteum. Inflammation will set in, pus will form rapidly, and if Calcarea is indicated by the constitution of the patient the surgeon's knife is entirely useless, and a most detrimental thing.
But in thinking from the old standpoint, the physician who knows nothing about Homoeopathy, and the wonders of our homeopathic remedies, would hold up his hands in horror.
But under Calcarea this resorption does take place in some manner, and the patient improves every moment, he stops his sweating, his rigor has disappeared, he becomes perfectly comfortable, his appetite improves, he is stronger by the time it is over, and remains well.
Judging from the old standpoint, we cannot conclude anything about the problems that will come up under Homoeopathy. We can only judge from our standpoint, and from what we know.
And if you hear that somebody has tried this and tried that without success, remember that somebody has only demonstrated his own failure. Homoeopathy is capable of demonstrating itself in all intelligent hands.
wherever the physician has intelligence and makes use of the law and applies the remedy in accordance with the symptoms he will see the case turn out as described.
Polypi Another grand feature running through Calcarea Carbonica is its ability to grow polypi. Those who need Calcarea will grow polypi in the nose and ears, in the vagina, in the bladder, and here and there. Cystic growths also and strange little papillomata.
Exostoses Another strange thing that it does is to cause exostoses This state of disorder comes from the irregularity in the distribution of the lime. You would think that nature would try to distribute it around evenly where it can do the most good.
But when this bone salt inanition has commenced the lime may be piled up in one place, and almost absent in another. One bone will be cartilaginous and another will have bony growths on it. Softening of the bone.
Defective formation of bone. A keynote has grown out of this, viz
"Late learning to walk," because the legs are so weak.
It is not late learning to walk, but it is late walking.
It knows how to walk, but it can't walk. Nat Mur Natrum mur has brain trouble, in which the child is late learning to do things.
"Tardy development of bone tissues. Curvatures."
Muscles flabby, joint affections, like hip-joint disease. It is full of rheumatism Rheumatic and gouty conditions of the joints.
The Calcarea patient is a chilly patient. Sensitive to the cold air. Sensitive to the raw winds. Sensitive to the coming of a storm; sensitive to the coming of cold weather, and when the weather changes from warm to cold it seems impossible for him to keep warm; he wants the body kept warm.
The feet are cold. He sweats in various places, sweats in spots. Sweats upon the forehead, or upon the face, or upon the back of the neck, or the front of the chest, or his feet.
Sensitiveness to cold and weakness run through the remedy. Weakness in the legs. Inability to endure. Worse from every kind of exertion. Out of breath. Fat, flabby anemic subjects, sometimes they look plump, often flushed in the face, but they have no endurance, and if such a patient undertakes a little exertion he is down sick with a fever, or a headache.
Calcarea is full of complaints brought on from lifting, from exertion, from walking, from walking enough to get into a sweat; and these come very suddenly, because he cannot stop that perspiration by keeping still without getting sick.
If he gets into a sweat, and stops long enough to be comfortable, the perspiration will stop so suddenly that he will have a chill, or he will have a headache. Weak, tired, anxious.
Difficulties of breathing. Weak heart. Weak all over. No ability of the muscles to sustain prolonged effort, and it is the same way with the mind. No ability of the mind to sustain prolonged mental effort. Calcarea is a tired patient
He is suffering from want of lime. He has been unable to digest lime, and he goes into a state with enlarged glands, emaciation of the neck and of the limbs, while the fat and the glands of the belly increase. Especially is this noticed in children. A big bellied child, with emaciated limbs and emaciated neck.
Enlarged glands. Pale, and flabby, and sickly. Those that take on flesh without any increase of strength. They take on flesh and grow flabby. Remain feeble. Those that get up from sickness take on flabby flesh, and in a little while they become dropsical.
The Calcarea patient can't go upstairs; he is so tired in his legs, and so tired in the chest; he pants and suffocates from going upstairs. He has every evidence of muscular weakness and flabbiness. Nutrition is impaired everywhere.
Calcarea Carbonica is the kind of patient that used to be called scrofulous; now we call the condition psora; and Calcarea is one of our deepest anti-psorics. It is a medicine that goes deep into the life, and takes a deep hold of every part of the economy.
Becomes very tired from mental work. Full of anxiety. He is tired mentally, and tired physically, from mental work and breaks down in a sweat, and becomes excited and irritable and disturbed. Great disturbance of the emotions.
complaints lasting for days and weeks from excitement of the emotions.
from worrying, from vexation, or a general emotional disturbance is prostrated.
"Inability to apply himself."
Inability to do good thinking for some time after such excitement, disturbance or worry. It is very useful in complaints from prolonged worry, from prolonged application to business, from excitement.
It is full of a peculiar kind of mental feeling, differing quite considerably from most remedies.
he feels his exhaustion of mind, and it seems to him that this weakness, and this inability to do and to think connectedly, must be going towards insanity, he broods over it, he is convinced that he is insane, or about to become insane, that he is getting weak-minded, and he looks it, too, because what he has in his mind is this that he is becoming insane or weak-minded and he thinks people will observe it.
He thinks people look at him suspiciously, and he looks at them suspiciously, and he wonders why they do not say something to him about it.
He thinks he is going insane, and that other people are observing his state of mind, and he keeps that in his mind most of the time. He thinks of it day-times, and he gets greatly roused up over it; he thinks of it nights, and it keeps him awake.
He lies awake late at night thinking. Calcarea leads to little ideas, that is, it compels the mind to littleness, to little ideas, or to dwell on little things, but his mind, as it were, is forced to dwell upon things that he cannot put aside.
When the Calcarea patient begins to relate to his friends how he feels they all naturally say to him,
'Why don't you put that aside; that doesn't amount to anything,"
but to him it is a big thing, and he cannot put it aside; all these little things combine to convince him that he is going crazy. he cannot calculate, he cannot do deep thinking, he cannot dwell upon deep things; he may have been a philosopher, and he has lost his ability to think out things in philosophy.
He has lost his mental depth. he forms conclusions out of his emotions rather than from his intelligence. He forms conclusions about things as he wants them to be. You would almost think he wants to grow crazy, he keeps talking about it so much.
He is unable to accept any sort of argument, and this grows worse and worse. He is unable to accept the assurance of his physician, in whom he has always had confidence. It is no use, it seems, to try to reason with him; yet he is not so far gone but he can reason about other things except his own mental state.
He imagines things; and the things he imagines you will really wonder at his dwelling upon them so, because they are such little things. And so it is when he goes into insanity, or imbecility, or a general breakdown.
It is a passive state, in which he sits and thinks about his little affairs, and his little things that amount to nothing at all, and he sits and sits, the text says,
"Sits and breaks sticks, or bends pins all day long with his fingers."
Does little things, and in this way he keeps himself busy, wears himself out more and more. Any amount of thinking be comes impossible. It is almost impossible for him to come to a conclusion, for he never figures it twice alike.
He cannot add and subtract even in the simplest forms. Now, he thinks about this matter so much and thinks everybody else is watching him, until finally the instant he closes his eyes he has visions, just as soon as he gets down quiet and thinks
"Now I will go to sleep, I will get rid of all this,"
and he closes his eyes to sleep, then he must get them open as quick as possible, he is in a state of excitement, for he sees horrid little spooks; he cannot keep his mind clear.
He cannot go to sleep because his thoughts trouble him, and he sees all sorts of things. There is no congruity in his mind. We know that strong intelligence puts aside such follies, but these are just the things that Calcarea patients dwell upon.
Talking to himself. He lies in bed, or sits, when be is alone, and carries on a general conversation with every conceivable individual he has had to do with, on every conceivable subject; and it multiplies and it grows, and he imagines it is all real.
We see how far that is removed from the healthy mind, and yet he is not fit for the insane asylum, with all of these strange things, for when he is roused he does carry on a conversation, and he does as ordinary people do.
When he is alone, when he has nobody to talk with him, he does these strange things. He is controlled and dominated when he is in company, to a great extent, and hence these things are not brought out.
He carries out that same idea when he becomes delirious or insane. Picks his fingers, and does all sorts of peculiar little things. Sees visions and faces of persons when eyes are closed.
"Imagines some one is walking beside her."
In the proving of Silicea Sil that was observed very strongly. It has been observed in Petroleum Petroleum, and in Calcarea In a perfect state of health, with a strong, vigorous intelligence, it is not likely to be felt, but in nervous people, and especially in women, it is common.
"Mental aberration with horrid visions. Sees dogs crowding around him, fights them off."
Here is a sensation, occurring in nervous women,
"Feels as if she would like to run up and down, and scream."
I remember one. It came upon him from business cares. He had that same feeling; he would walk up and down the house, he said he felt as if he must fly or jump out of a window, or do some thing. That is analogous to the mental state found in hysteria, or a great state of nervous excitement.
"She thinks and talks of nothing but murder, fire, rats, etc."
That is that same idea of talking about little things and foolish things. Things that are not interesting to anybody, And yet I have seen these things in patients and I would ask them why they did it. It is generally said,
"I tried a good while to stop it, and when I could not I just kept right on at it, for it seemed to do me good."
"She thinks and talks of murder, fire, rats, etc."
Your patient may talk about other foolish things, but it is only to il lustrate the idea that she sits and talks about foolish things, and can not control herself; thinking, thinking, or expressing it, talking, talking, talking.
Violent screaming spells. And then the Calcarea patient will refuse to talk, will say nothing. She may talk to herself when alone, but will decline to enter into conversation, and will sit perfectly silent.
A Calcarea patient sometimes takes an aversion to work, and quits work. He will quit a most thriving business, and go home and do nothing, after being fatigued in carrying on the business until it- reaches a most thriving condition. He says business is not good for him.
He is tired of business, and when he goes to his business again it seems as if it would drive him crazy. He does not want to see it, he does not want to know anything about it.
Of course, you can readily see that it is not so much in the Calcarea patient that he is driven to, weakness and fatigue from distress in business, although it has that, but that which I am speaking about is that he has overworked until he has given out, and right in the midst of his success he quits his business and goes home, and leaves all-it looks just as if he were lazy.
If you look at him you come to the conclusion that he is lazy. Yet it is an insanity.
not the laziness that belongs to tramp nature, though that also might be cured many times. He has been industrious, and all at once takes a turn. A great change occurs in the mind, and he takes on symptoms. It is not such persons as were born that way, born lazy, never would work.
but those that become lazy.
It is like the symptom in a pious upright man, whose walk and conversation has been upright but all at once he turns and commences to swear. Of course we know that individual is insane. On the other hand, we have patients that have been only ordinarily industrious that develop an insanity for work, and it seems they have ability in that insane industry to work almost night and day.
they are up early and late.
It is a sick state. So when we see in the Repertory "Industry" it does not mean an ordinarily industrious state but one that is exaggerated into a symptom. He has become so industrious that he has a mania for work.
"Whimpering. Low-spirited and melancholy."
It is a strange thing to see a bright little girl of 8 or 9 years old taking on sadness, melancholy, and commencing to talk about the future world, and the angels, and that she wants to die and go there, and she is sad, and wants to read the Bible all day.
That is a strange thing; and yet Calcarea has cured that. Arsenicum Album Ars has cured that state, and also Lachesis Lach They are a little inclined to be precocious, and they have attended the Sunday-school, and they have taken too seriously the things they have learned.
In fact, that is an insanity of the will. You have only to look with an observing eye to see that one may be insane in the affections, or insane in the intelligence. One may remain quite intact, and the other one be destroyed.
We find in Calcarea both equally disturbed. One patient may be insane in his voluntary system, so that all of his loves are perverted; he has no affection that is like what it used to be, like it was when be was well.
Antipathy to his family or some member of his family.
Or, he may have the affection fairly intact, but no intelligence, and does all sorts of strange things.
He is full of fear.
Weary of life; hopelessness, anxiety. The world is black.
"Fear that something sad or terrible will happen. Fears that she will. lose her reason, or that people will observe her confusion of mind."
Fear abounds, especially when the voluntary system is disturbed. She is startled at every noise. He can't sleep sq that the body rests or the mind rests. He is disturbed in his sleep with horrible dreams. His sleep is a restless one.
"Great anxiety and oppression. Restlessness and palpitation. Despairing; hopeless."
These symptoms have to be coupled and connected with that leucophlegmatic, pale, flabby, sickly individual.
"Child cross and fretful. Easily frightened."
Many complaints after exertion of the mind. Many complaint after excitement, chagrin or fright.
He is so weak in his circulation, so much disturbed in the heart, it palpitates from every excitement. He is out of breath from every physical exertion.
and these take part so much in the circulation of blood in the body, have so much to do with circulation of blood in the brain, have so much to do with the intellect, with the sensorium, that we see at once vertigo on almost all occasions, intermingled with all sorts of symptoms.
Fear, anxiety, and vertigo. If his. emotions stir him up he becomes dizzy. From going upstairs the blood mounts to the head, and he becomes dizzy. Confusion of mind and vertigo from mental exertion. If he becomes shocked, or has bad news, or has any mental excitement or chagrin, this vertigo will come out.
Confusion of mind, determination of blood to the head, cold extremities, covered with sweat, with vertigo.
"Vertigo, when climbing into high places;"
that is the effort of going up. The blood rushes to the head and he becomes dizzy.
"On going upstairs or up a hill. On suddenly rising, or turning the head, even when at rest."
The same thing is true about the feet. When his feet become very cold they will sweat. When they are warm they will sweat. You would naturally think that a person going into a cold room would stop his sweating. But sometimes the Calcarea patient will break out in a sweat, upon the head, and upon the feet, in a cold room,
He sweats upon the forehead, so that every draft of air makes him chilly, and this brings on headache. Coldness of the whole scalp, so he has to wrap up the head. Yet during congestions, the head is hot.
So it has at times great heat in the head. The Calcarea headaches are stupefying, they are benumbing; they bring on confusion of mind.
The Calcarea patient has a catarrh in the nose, with more or less discharge; at his best he has considerable discharge. But he goes into a cold place, the discharge is slacked up, and he gets a headache. Headache over the eyes. Congestion of the head; back of the head.
"Tearing headache above the eyes down to nose," is a strong symptom of Calcarea.
It seems sometimes as if a great wedge were lip in there. This is relieved by very hot applications. It is relieved in the dark; it is aggravated in the daylight. He must go into dark room and lie down for relief.
Sometimes this headache is ameliorated by lying down in the dark. This headache continues to grow worse during the day, until in the evening it becomes so severe that it is at tended with nausea and vomiting.
It is one of the forms of constitutional headache, is a headache that sometimes occurs once in two weeks. Headache every seven days, or headache once in two weeks. Periodical headaches. Sick headache, the old-fashioned American sick-headache.
There is commonly a periodicity belonging to it, of seven to fourteen days, but again, it comes on whenever he is exposed, by riding in the wind, for he is a very chilly patient, if he becomes really chilled or very cold, he gets a headache, a sick-headache.
Then, again, it has pain in the left side of the head. One-sided headache. Headache worse from noise, from talking, but ameliorated in the evening, from lying in the dark. It has headache in the temples, and this headache seems to draw through to the root of the nose.
The headaches from the supraorbital region draw through to the nose. Headaches in the temples seem to produce a feeling of tightness, a feeling of great tension in the forehead. Headaches worse from motion, from walking, from talking.
Most of the Calcarea headaches, as soon as they become severe, are attended with pulsation. The pulsation is so strong that the patient is not satisfied by merely saying it is a pulsation, he describes it as hammering. Most of the pains are pressive or tearing.
Stitching, pulsating pains in the head, as if it would split. Headaches worse from walking, and from a jar. Sometimes he feels a coldness in the head, it seems as if the cold head is numb, cold as if made of wood. He sometimes feels this numbness, and describes it as if he had a cap, sometimes as if there were a helmet, on the head.
Now, all of these sensations are difficult to describe, but sometimes they are one and the same thing. All the headaches of Calcarea, are more or less congestive. It is a peculiar feature of Calcarea, that the more marked the congestion of internal parts, the colder the surface becomes.
With chest troubles, and stomach troubles, and bowel troubles, the feet and hands become like ice, W covered with sweat; and he lies in bed sometimes with a fever in the rest of his body, and the scalp covered with cold sweat.
That is strange. You cannot account for that by any process of reasoning in pathology, and when a thing is so strange that it cannot be accounted, for, it become very valuable as descriptive of the remedy, and is one that cannot generally be left out when prescribing for a patient.
That is almost a general state, it is so marked. It has burning in the vertex, and this is often present coldness of the forehead, or the whole head may feel cold except a burning spot on the vertex. Calcarea will again have cold head and icy cold feet when walking in cold air or in very cold weather.
but as soon as the feet get warm, they go to the other extreme, and burn so that he puts them out of bed.
Calcarea Carbonica has often led inexperienced prescribers to prescribe Sulphur Sulph, because that is a keynote of Sulphur Sulph All keynote prescribers give Sulphur Sulph. whenever the patient puts the feet out of bed, but a number of remedies have burning feet, hot feet, so we are not limited to Sulphur Sulph. Calcarea has affections of the bones of the skull, the outer part of the head.
Slow formation of bone. The fontanelles remain open a long time. It has hydrocephalic conditions, effusion in the membranes, and the bones do not grow and keep pace with the growth of the head, and hence the sutures commence to separate and the head grows wider, and larger all the time, with hydrocephalus.
In hydrocephalic children this sweating head is a common feature. The child lies at night upon the pillow, and the sweat pours from the head and wets the pillow all around; especially sweating at night.
In persons suffering from softening of the brain, the pillow is wet all around the head. Children going through difficult dentition have dreadful times in their dreams, they screech out in the night, and the pillow is wet all around their head.
Old plethoric patients, broken down constitutions, fat, flabby, lymphatic patients, with enlarged glands, with sweating of the head, cold sweating of the head. The hair falls out, not in the regular way such as occurs in old ago bit in patches here and there.
You see a bald spot on the side of the head, or the back of the head; a tuft of hair has come out, or in two or three places. Then it has eruptions upon the head and face; eczema that we find in children and infants.
"Thick scabs on the head, with yellow pus."
Vesicles are formed and break and spread into an ulcer. From exposure of the feet in water, from riding in the wind, from cold, damp weather he gets eye troubles. Ulceration of the cornea. In all of the complaints of the eyes and of the head the photophobia is so marked that the Calcarea subject when he is at all disturbed cannot even stand ordinary light, and to be out in the sunlight is extremely painful, and many times inflammations are started from merely going into a bright sunlight, from steady looking, and from straining the eyes.
All kinds of exertions bring on headaches and eye troubles. Tension, because one muscle is weak. There is a disturbance of accommodation. Worse from every exertion of the eyes; you see that is like its generals, that is, aggravated from exertion.
He cannot endure any prolonged exertion; you see that is just as true of his parts as the whole. You know that reading, writing and looking at one thing all are marked exertions. With Calcarea, the part itself is worse from exertion, and the whole body is worse from exertion.
Calcarea has cured cataract. Calcarea has other disturbances of the eyes, in connection with head troubles, in connection with fevers, and when he is out of sorts from great exertion.
he so easily gets into a fidgety state, confusion of mind that is almost a delirium, and on closing the eyes he sees the most horrible visions, specters, ghosts.
Long before any disturbance can be observed in the tissues, or in the retina, or any disturbance of the eye by looking into it with the ophthalmoscope he will complain of seeing smoke, or steam in the air before his field of vision, as if looking through a veil, as if looking through a cloud, all meaning the same thing.
"Dim vision." His vision is weak.
The muscles are weak. He suffers from dim vision, which is going on gradually to blindness as he grows increasingly weak. All of his eye symptoms, and his headaches, and his nervous symptoms arc aggravated from reading, from writing, from looking steadily at one thing.
He is very much exhausted after such an exertion and will have tearing pains over the eyes, behind the eyes in the head. That is a peculiar kind of a headache, such as he is in the habit of having. It may be in any part of head.
Called eye-strain. It is a wonderful remedy for eye-strain (Onosmodium Onosmodium). Calcarea has cured many cases of opacity of the cornea (Bar, Iodium iod.). In an old case a cure can never be promised. It is one of the results of disease, and we never know when we are going to remove the results of disease, because the intelligent homeopath never prescribes for the results of disease. He prescribes for the patient. An opacity itself, when it is present, is not a symptom, but a result of disease.
Often when a patient is prescribed for on his general symptoms, such a state of opacity of the cornea will, after a while, begin to pass away. The patient grows better, feels better himself. His symptoms commence to subside, and after the symptoms have subsided pathological conditions will commence to subside.
Do not be discouraged in prescribing if the pathological conditions do not go away; but if all the symptoms of the patient have gone away, and the patient is eating well, and is sleeping well, and doing well, do not feel that it is impossible for that opacity of the cornea to go away, for sometimes it will.
I have known patients to come back, years later, even after I had given them up as cured, as their symptoms had all disappeared, and I was foolish enough to say to the patient,
"Well, I do not suppose this condition will ever go away, but you are all well, there is nothing to prescribe on, there is not much use of your taking any more medicine," but in six months from that time the patient would come back to me and say
"Doctor, do you suppose the treatment you gave me had anything to do with this trouble going away? It has nearly all disappeared."
I only tell you this to give you an idea how long it takes to restore order, for nature herself to replace the bad tissue and put healthy tissue in that same place, to restore an organ. It takes time, and it is best that we should not be surprised. it may be that the medicine has done all it can do.
Here is another thing I have seen even when there were no symptoms left, and after waiting a considerable time and there were no symptoms, I have seen another dose of the same medicine that was given on the last symptoms give the patient a great lift, and pathological conditions commence to go way.
So Calcarea is a great friend to the oculist, and every physician ought to be just as good a prescriber as the oculist can be, for he prescribes for the patient. So must the oculist. In prescribing I am in doubt whether there can be any such thing as a specialty, because the homoeopathic physician prescribes for the patient. He prescribes for the patient, whether he has eye disease, or car disease, or throat disease, or lung disease, or liver disease, etc.
While he is at his best the idea holds good here as in other catarrhal conditions, there is copious discharge. But from exposure and cold this slacks up a little, and when it does there is a little inflammation, and like enough throbbing, and headache. That occurs every time from exposure.
Whether the catarrh is in the nose, the eyes, or the ears, there will be headache. The Calcarea patient is so easily disturbed from cold weather and exposure, he is so sensitive to the cold, that it is next to impossible for him to dress and protect himself. He is flabby and soft, easily disturbed, sensitive to his surroundings.
If it is an ear trouble, he may have difficult hearing, abscess of the middle ear, catarrh of the Eustachian tubes, etc., but all of these bring on headaches; and around about the ear the glands are all affected.
He breathes part of the night through the nose, and then his nose clogs up so that he breathes, through the mouth. It has cured a great many times polypi of the nose.
The homeopathic physician, trusting so much to his symptoms, knows so well the remedy after studying the case, that be very likely will prescribe for the patient on the symptoms alone. He says
Calcarea Carbonica patient needs Calcarea, there is no doubt about it. He prescribes for him and sends him away.
After three or four weeks the patient comes back with a gelatinous looking tough thing on a handkerchief, and says
"Doctor, look there at what came out of my nose.
Do you suppose your medicine had anything to do with that?"
Perhaps you did not know he had polypus, it does not make any difference, your prescription cannot be any different if he has polypi in the nose, and you do not know it is there.
you cannot by any process of torsion remove it before you prescribe, so you will have to leave that torsion to those that do not know about Homoeopathy.
and hence the examination is not so important as it is to those who prescribe for the polypi, and forget about the patient.
Affections of the bones of the nose. That is, the catarrhs go on so long, and they are so deep-seated, that the bones of the nose and the cartilage of the nose are infiltrated, any they break down.
Then operators cut out bones, remove cartilage, and perform operations too numerous to mention; and every one must have the same operation; but in order for him to be cured, he must even after that go to an homoeopathic physician. He should first be cured and then if there is anything to be removed let him be operated on.
The glands all take part in the Calcarea troubles.
It may in the beginning be a Belladonna Bell throat, which is quite likely, but before he gets over it he has taken another cold. Remember that this is a part of the Calcarea patient, that he takes cold so easily.
he takes cold from every, draft, from very exposure, and from damp weather.
When getting over a Belladonna Bell sore throat - about the time he thinks he is over it he takes a new cold. Perhaps it has been relieved two or three times with Belladonna Bell, and then it settles down into a chronic state, and there are little red patches, perhaps little ulcers in the throat, this extends all over . It extends to the roof of the mouth, a sore tongue, and a constant dry, choking feeling in the pharynx, covering the tonsils and extending, up into the posterior nares, filling with thick, yellow mucus.
Chronic inflammation. The uvula may be puffed; swollen.
"Parts swollen, red, tumid," but it patches.
The throat very painful on swallowing; dry, choking feeling.
"Food taken into the stomach remains."
It does not digest, it turns sour.
Milk sours. Milk disagrees; the digestion is also slow, feeble. He has a feeling of tumefaction and fullness; enlargement after eat ing; and everything sours in the stomach; everything disorders the stomach.
Weak digestion. The Calcarea patient has a very strong longing for eggs Little children crave eggs.
at every meal they will eat eggs, and eggs, will digest better than anything else. It is very seldom that little children naturally long for eggs.
children with cold feet, emaciated extremities, large heads, enlarged abdomen.
stomach distended like an inverted saucer, rounded out.
bloated abdomen, and slender extremities.
cold and sensitive to cold.
pale skin. pale, waxy surface.
Then, there is complete loss of appetite, no desire for any kind of food. If any desire at all, it is for eggs Aversion to meat; aversion to warm food.
Calcarea Carbonica with enlarged glands, with goitre. Flatulency. Sour vomiting; sour diarrhoea; that is, it has a pungent, sour odor, especially in children.
In infants living on milk, the milk passes in an undigested form; the stool is so sour that it is pungent. It excoriates the parts, and keeps the nates raw in infants where the diaper comes in contact with the parts.
There are times when the abdomen is emaciated; the gases go out and the abdomen sometimes becomes flabby; but most of the time it is distended with flatulence. When it is flabby it can be observed that there are nodules in the abdomen.
The lymphatic glands are hard, and sometimes can be felt through the emaciated abdomen. There is a tubercular tendency, and tabes mesenterica is one, of the natural endings of the lime constitution, with this we get the glandular affections of the bowels.
Tubercular deposits in the mesenteric glands. Diarrhoea comes on sour; watery diarrhoea; gradual emaciation, especially of the extremities. Every cold brings on more indigestion, and more sour vomiting.
Diarrhoea that can't be stopped, because every time he gets a cold it renews the diarrhoea. When it, is an acute attack Dulcamara Dulc often relieves it but when it has recurred several times Dulcamara Dulc can no longer relieve it and Calcarea then becomes one of the remedies.
Again, it is one of the most useful medicines in old, lingering, stubborn cases of constipation When there is only a moderate diarrhoea the stool is white; and when this constipation is present, the stool is white, or like chalk.
In infants taking milk you can account for the white or pale stool, because of the milk; but when the patient does not live on milk, and lives on ordinary substances, the stool becomes bileless and is very light colored; is yellow or white; and in the constipation, often the stool is very light colored and hard.
Calcarea has a kind of indigestion, a fermentation that favors the formation of worms, so that Calcarea babies are sometimes wormy.
Pass worms in the stool, and vomit worms. Calcarea so corrects this indigestion, when the symptoms agree, that worms no longer hatch out. The symptoms disappear, and we really wonder what becomes of the worms.
The idea with the homoeopathic physician is not to give vermifuges, but to so correct the digestion that worms will not thrive; and it is true that worms will not thrive in the healthy stomach and intestines. Whether they leave by expulsion or whether they are destroyed, or what becomes of them, I do not know.
To remove them by physicking them out, and by vermifuges, only makes a bad matter worse, because it increases the indigestion, it increases the turmoil. So it is with all worms in the stomach and rectum; all those worms will come if they are favored with just exactly the right kind of fluids to hatch out in.
They come, and they grow. I suppose at least twenty-five times in the last twenty years have I known Calcarea to bring away tape worm, and in most instances I did not know it was present.
but I simply prescribed for the patient. I was not aware of its existence. It is so with many remedies, but this more than others.
The woman is affected in a similar way. You need not be surprised, when you hear all of the constitutional weakness, that it is a common, thing for Calcarea women to be sterile. So tired, so relaxed; wholly unfit for reproduction.
And the same as in the male, she suffers from lassitude, swelling, wakefulness, and weakness in general after every coition. The parts feel relaxed. The uterus drags down. Sensation as if parts would be forced out. State of general weakness and general relaxation of the sexual organs of both male and female. Calcarea has a tendency to grow warts and polypoid growths, pedunculated growths, that bleed easily, that are soft and spongy.
The woman flows too much at the menstrual period.
too long, and, of course, this naturally brings her around too soon. Often every three weeks, lasting a week, with a copious flow. Menstrual period too soon, lasting too long, and profuse Calcarea is not always indicated.
not unless all of the symptoms go together to make up the Calcarea patient.
Sometimes it may occur to your mind to say, that with five or six key-notes, certainly you would give Calcarea.
but suppose you did have five or six key-notes of Calcarea, and the patient should be a Pulsatilla Puls patient, would you expect to cure her with Calcarea?.
Suppose the patient always avoided warm things and much clothing, and wanted the cold open air, and still had a dozen key-notes, you would find every time that Calcarea would fail. Unless you combine the particulars with the things that are general, and the generals with the particulars, unless the remedy fits the patient from within out, generally and particularly, a cure need not be expected. That is why I say, do not prescribe on key-notes, but upon the symptoms of the patient.
This great state of relaxation which we always have in every Calcarea patient is also manifested in leucorrhea, copious, thick, constant leucorrhea, discharging day and night. Leucorrhea that is acrid, keeping up an itching, and smarting, and burning,
"Leucorrhoea thick and yellow," from one menstrual period to another, and some times it intermingles with the menstrual flow.
"Vaginal polypi. Burning soreness in the genitals" from leucorrhoea.
"Itching and rawness" from leucorrhoea.
Hemorrhage of the uterus from over-lifting; from excitement; from shocks; from anything that greatly disturbs; from fear, from any great emotion, or from straining the muscles. Such are the conditions of relaxation and weakness. Inability to strain the muscles, or to exert himself mentally or physically.
The complaints of pregnancy are generally those of great relaxation and weakness. Threatened abortion. After delivery, weakness and prostration; sweating. Weakness from nursing.
Voice The Calcarea voice is that of painless hoarseness The vocal cords are tired, and cannot endure strain.
almost a paralytic weakness. Sometimes a copious flow of mucus from the larynx. Much irritation in the larynx, but weakness. Not that burning and rawness that we find in Belladonna Bell and Phosphorus Phos, but painless hoarseness. In Phosphorus Phos it is painful, in Belladonna Bell it is very painful. He cannot speak without pain.
But in Calcarea he wonders why he has so much trouble in the larynx, because he has no feeling in it. This goes on from bad to worse, and with the tubercular tendency, look out for tubercular laryngitis. Given early it may keep off such a tubercular tendency. It has cured tubercular laryngitis.
Much rattling of mucus; rattling breathing; coarse rattling; that is, much mucus in the trachea, in the larynx, in the bronchial tubes, in the chest. Great dyspnoea.
The dyspnoea comes on from going up stairs, from walking against the wind. Anything that bas any exertion in it will bring on the dyspnoea. We find this in asthma, weak heart, weak chest and in threatening phthisis.
That state of the lungs you will know very often by the kind of breathing; because all that are going into phthisis are tired and weak. He is too tired and weak to make any effort at breathing, so that he has difficult in going up stairs, climbing a hill, walking against the wind.
We having spiting of blood prolonged cough; copious expectoration of thick yellow mucus, or even pus; ulceration, or abscess. Tickling cough. We have, in threatening chest trouble, the beginning emaciation, the pallor, the sensitiveness to cold, changes, and to the cold air and to wet weather and to winds.
He takes colds and they all settle into the chest.
gradual emaciation in the limbs.
always so tired. It corresponds to just such constitutional weakness as precedes, or is present in the first stages of phthisis. It stops the patient taking cold, which is the very beginning of it. The patient will begin to feel better after taking Calcarea, and it improves his general state, and it will even encyst tubercular deposits.
It turns them from a caseous into a calcareous form, and cysts have been found in the chest long afterwards. Patients have lived a long time and improved, and gone into a general state of health, when quite well advanced with tubercular deposits. Of course, when any person is well into a tubercular condition, it may be expected that he will go.
Do not believe or think favorably of cure for consumption. Every little while we have some one. Coming out with something or other that cures consumption, a new cure.
Every one who know much about the real nature of phthisical conditions, cannot have much confidence in such things, and I certainly lose respect for an individual who has a consumption cure. He must either be crazy or something worse.
ly he is after the money that may be in it. Hardly any one who knows anything about it can conscientiously present a consumption cure to the world.
To prevent those things is what we want to do, and this is the great sphere of Calcarea The expectoration is sweetish very often, like Phosphorus Phos. and Stannum Iodatum Stannum. White, yellow, thick.
We might go over all the general symptoms here, the soreness, the tenderness, the kind of pains, the lassitude, and a great many symptoms of that sort, they are too numerous to mention, but they are non descriptive, for the reason that after you get these pains and study them carefully, you are no better off. You must study the constitution of Calcarea, the nature of Calcarea, its character.
There are spine symptom s; plenty' of them. Weak; all degrees of weakness. The Calcarea patient is so weak in the back that he slides down in the chair while sitting; cannot sit right in his chair.
Rests on the back of his head. The back of his chair and the back of his head come in contact. A weak spine, a sensitive spine, and the glands of the neck are swollen. Again, a marked condition of the spine is where the lime element is deficient, and we soon get deformity; curvature.
It may be surprising to you to hear that Calcarea is a great help, and has sometimes cured that without any brace or support whatever, when taken early.
You take infants manifesting a weakness of the spine, let them lie flat on their back in bed, put them on the indicated remedy - it is sometimes Calcarea - and in a little while that knuckling will cease, and the little one will sit up straight.
Such wonderful things occur under the use of Calcarea, when the symptoms agree. In the extremities we have all the rheumatic conditions that it is possible to describe.
Gouty affections of the joints, with enlarged joints; gouty conditions, especially of the small joints, of the toe and finger. Rheumatic complaints of the joints from every exposure, from every change of the weather to cold, especially if it is cold and damp.
The feet are always cold, or cold and damp, except at night in bed after piling clothing upon the feet more than any other part of the body, then the feet begin to get warm, and then they often go to the other extreme and burn; and so they burn at night in bed.
But the feet are so cold that the patient has to put more clothing on the feet than the body will endure. Cold, damp feet. Late walking. Clumsiness; awkwardness; stiffness.
Rheumatic conditions. Stiffness belongs to Calcarea all over. Stiff on beginning to move.
stiff at night on rising from a seat. Stiffness in all joints on beginning to move.
and if it turns cold or there is a cold rain, the Calcarea patient always suffers.
suffers from coldness, stiffness, rheumatism has rheumatism in every cold change in the weather.
The sleep is greatly disturbed. Late going to sleep, sometimes not till 2, 3 or 4 o'clock. Full of ideas; when closing the eyes horrible visions. Grinding the teeth. A child in sleep, chews and swallows and grinds the teeth. Sleeplessness a good part of the night. Cold feet at night in bed.
The Calcarea patient is weak sexually, with general relaxation and weakness. Sometimes an inordinate carving, sometimes an overwhelming desire keeps him awake at nights. But weak.
weak in this way, that any indulgence is followed by weak back, sweating, weakness in general, so that he is compelled to abstain because of the sufferings.
sad and unhappy, and old people who take on a loathing of life, become weary of life. That is a good deal like Aurum In going over Aurum I explained that, and dwelt upon it, that the highest love is the love of life.
and when an individual ceases to love his own life, and is weary of it, and loathes it, and wants to die, he is on the border line of insanity.
Deficient or irregular bone development. (Fontanelles open, crooked spine, deformed extremities.)
Fairs fat, flabby, obesic.
Coldness, general and local, subjective and objective, especially as if had on cold, damp stockings. Affections from working in cold water.
Sweats general (night sweats and on exertion). Local; head (children), axillae, hands, feet, etc.
Digestive tract sour (sour taste, eructations, vomiting, sour curds, diarrhoea).
Great debility cannot walk far or go upstairs for short breath; easily strained.
Modalities worse cold air, ascending, or exertion; straining from lifting.
Calcarea Carbonica is another of Hahnemann's constitutional remedies which, as Farrington says, "may come into use, in almost any form of disease." We may say come into use because it may be on account of certain idiosyncrasies. which come under the remedial power of Calcarea that the disease, whatever it is, is made less amenable to ordinary treatment.
The temperament of Calcarea is altogether different from that of Sulphur Sulphur. You remember the lean stoop-shouldered Sulphur Sulphur subject. Calcarea is on the contrary what cannot be better expressed than in the term used by Henry N. Guernsey viz.
The Calcarea patient is constitutionally fat, over-fat or strongly inclined to obesity. The color of the skin is white, watery or chalky pale. Of torpid disposition (especially children), sluggish or slow in its movements. The Sulphur Sulphur is almost the exact opposite, quick, wiry, nervous, active. There is none of the bilious, swarthy, yellowish appearance in Calcarea that we find in Lycopodium Lycopodium. These three remedies Calcarea, Sulphur Sulphur, Lycopodium Lycopodium are a trio that find each their counterpart in many persons the world over. Of course we find the tendency to obesity under other remedies, as for instance, under Graphites Graphites, but with this obesity we almost always find accompanying it the peculiar skin troubles of Graphites Graphites. Sometimes we seem to find a condition that seems to simulate each remedy in some one feature; for instance, the obesic temperament of Calcarea and the eruptive tendency of Sulphur Sulphur. This may combine so as to make a case that will be covered by Hep Sulph Calc Hepar Sulphur sulph. Such cases are more difficult to cover with a perfect simillimum. But when we do find a purely Calcarea, Sulphur Sulphur or Lycopodium Lycopodium subject the fact is inestimable as a help to a brilliant result in many cases.
Malnutrition is one of the disorders calling for the exhibition of Calcarea Carbonica.
"Tardy development of the bony tissues with lymphatic enlargements."
"Curvature of the bones, especially spine and long bones."
"Extremities deformed, crooked."
"Softening of the bones; fontanelles remain open too long and skull very large."
These symptoms are quoted from "Hering's Guiding Symptoms," and show the lack of, or imperfect, nutrition of bones. They are nourished irregularly, or unevenly. One part of a bone, the vertebraes for instance, is nourished while the other is starved. While all this irregular bone development is going on the soft parts are suffering from over-nutrition. Thus we have recorded in the pathogenesis "Tendency to obesity especially in children and young people."
"Nutrition impaired with tendency to glandular enlargements."
"Granular vegetations polypus (in nose, ear, bladder, uterus, etc.)."
Calcarea Carbonica is a fair picture of the general or constitutional use of Calcarea ost., and it remains to give some of the characteristic or peculiar symptoms guiding to its selection.
When writing of Sulphur Sulphur we called particular attention to the sensation of burning under that remedy. Calcarea has characteristically the opposite, viz., Coldness (Cistus.).
"Cold, damp feet."
"Sensation in feet and legs as if she had on cold, damp stockings."
"Coldness of legs with night-sweats."
"Internal and external sensation of coldness of various parts of head as if a piece of ice were lying, against it; with pale puffed face."
"She feels a sort of inward coldness."
"Aversion to open air, the least cold air goes right through her."
All this is so directly opposite to Sulphur Sulphur that any confusion between them seems impossible.
Sensations of coldness in single parts should always call to mind Calcarea, as well as general coldness. (Cistus and Heloderma.)
If Calcarea has one symptom that not only leads all the rest, but also all other remedies, it is found in the profuse sweats on head of large-headed, open fontanelled children. The sweat is so profuse that during sleep it rolls down the head and face wetting the pillow far around. Many a little child has been saved from dying of hydrocephalus, dentition, rachitis, marasmus, eclampsia, cholera infantum, etc., where this sweating symptom was the guiding symptom to the use of Calcarea. It is also especially indicated, other symptoms agreeing, in sweats of male organs, nape of neck, chest, axilla, hands, knees, feet, etc. Partial sweats. It is also a remedy for night sweats generally when they occur in connection with consumption or other debilitating diseases.
In all these sweatings of Calcarea the surface is characteristically cold at the same time, and especially would we find the lower extremities cold.
Calcarea has characteristic symptoms in the digestive tract. One is that everything in the whole length of the tract seems soor. Eructations sour; sour vomiting of large curds (Aethusa Cynapium Aethusa).
Then there is a peculiar symptom of the appetite that has often been verified -"Longing for eggs, particularly in children in sickness or during convalescence, even before they are able to swallow. The stomach externally is swollen or seems distended, standing right out like an inverted saucer. Abdomen is also much distended from hard and swollen mesentery, even when the rest of the body is emaciated."
The diarrhoea, which may vary as to color and consistence, instead of being aggravated in the morning, like Sulphur Sulphur, is worse in the afternoon. The patient is generally better when constipated.
Calcarea has not so positive and unvarying action upon the skin as Sulphur Sulphur, but is indispensable in skin affections which seem to depend upon some constitutional dyscrasia that it covers in its general action, for instance, in eczema capitis or milk crusts. in children of the Calcarea type. Here, of course, no remedy can take its place. Indeed all skin troubles in Calcarea subjects disappear when through its action the system is set right, showing that the skin troubles after all were only secondary. The skin of the Calcarea subject is generally cold, soft and flabby.
We must not omit to notice the action of Calcarea ost. on the respiratory organs, for the reason that it is of great importance in its use in that dread disease, pulmonary consumption. Whether, as Professor Bennet believes, this disease be essentially one of faulty nutrition or as Virchow believes, one of inflammation, or if Professor Rindflesch's theory relegating it to the class of diseases known as infections, be true, or whatever its primary cause may be, we know that Calcarea ost. is one of the most effective agents, if indicated by the temperament and symptoms, in the cure of this malady, and if applied at a stage when a cure is at all possible.
Very many cases in the incipient stage come within range of Sulphur Sulphur or Calcarea. As we have already given the leading indications of Sulphur Sulphur, we will now give some of them for Calcarea
"Middle and upper portion of right lung." (Sulphur Sulph., upper left.)
"Chest painfully sensitive to touch and on inspiration."
"Shortness of breath on walking, especially on ascending."
"Painless hoarseness, worse in the morning."
"Especially in women who have always been too early and profuse in menstruation, and who have habitually cold feet to the knees."
"Tendency to looseness of the bowels, worse afternoons."
"Appetite failing and emaciation progressing."
Here are a few of the prominent indications, and on them many a case has been cured. Of course this is generally cough, and it may be tight or loose, yet the case rests mainly on the symptoms outside the cough. Calcarea Carbonica in this disease and the success attending its use is one of the illustrations of the soundness of Hering's advice when he says "treat the patient, not the disease.; ig The proving of Calendula is so nearly worthless that we cannot expect at present to use it as a guide to the internal administration of the remedy. There are only a few things that I have ever been able to get out of it. In injuries Calendula cannot be ignored, in cuts with laceration, surface or open injuries. Dilute Calendula used locally will keep the wound odorless, will reduce the amount of pus, and favor granulation in the very best possible manner, and thus it assists the surgeon in healing up surface wounds. Calendula is all the dressing you will need for open wounds and severe lacerations. It takes away the local pain and suffering. You may easily see we are not now dealing with a condition that exists because of a state within the economy, but because of something that is without. There is nothing that will cause these external injuries to heal so beautifully as the Marigold. Some will say it is not homeopathic, but these are the individuals who "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel." If there are constitutional symptoms suspend all medicated dressing entirely and pay your whole attention to the constitutional symptoms. Sometimes there are no constitutional symptoms to prescribe on, but when they are present resort locally to cleanliness and nothing else. Do not supress symptoms that you will need to guide you to a remedy.
NUTRITION GLANDS (Cervical)
i.e., a cough with easy expectoration of a little mucus
Warm streaming of blood from the pit of the stomach to the head, twice,
During menstruation, rush of blood to the head, and heat in it,
Rush of blood to the head, with heat in the face (two hours after dinner),
Rush of blood to the head, with heat of the face, seven hour after a meal,
Rush of blood to the head, with discharge of blood from the anus, for several days in succession,
Congestion of blood to the head and chest, preceded by painful stiffness in the spine,
Great affection of the head, the day after coition,
Great dulness in the head, every morning, on rising from bed,
Heaviness and heat of the head, almost only in the forehead,
Heaviness in the heat, in the morning, on waking, for several hours (after twenty hours),
Great heaviness of the head, in the morning, on waking, with heat in it; both are much aggravated on moving the head and on raising it (after twenty-seven hours),
Shivering in the brain, on severe motion, with dull tearing pain (twelfth day),
Painful shivering in the brain, especially in the left side of the occiput, on slightly shaking the head, and on every step,
Icy coldness in and on the head (after four hours),
The head becomes cold very easily, which causes headache, as if a board lay upon the head, with pressive pain in it, and chilliness of the whole body (after six days),
Heat about the head, in the evening,
Headache the day before menstruation,
Headache, also vertigo, every morning on waking,
In the forenoon, first, headache, which continually increased, with rapid sinking of the strength, so that he could scarcely reach the house, with great heat in the forehead and hands, with much thirst for acid drinks; then, after lying down, ice-cold hands with rapid pulse (after twenty-one days),
Pain in the head, as though the skin were detached, extending downwards upon the neck,
Headache, with nausea (after twelve days),
Feeling of fulness in the head, constantly,
The head hurts as if tense,
During every cough, the head is painfully shattered, as if it would burst out,
Digging and pressure in the head, which extend to the eyes, the nose, the teeth, and the cheeks, with great sensitiveness to noise, and attacks of faintness,
Painful dragging, from within outward, in the whole head, with a feeling as if the brain were pressed together (fifteenth day),
Drawing headache, extending upward from the neck,
Pressive headache, mostly in the forehead, increased in the open air,
Sticking headache, extending outward to the eyes (the first days),
Sticking pains in the brain, with a feeling of emptiness of the head, for three days (after twenty-eight days),
Stitches in the head,
Stitches in the brain,
Transient stitches, here and there, in the head,
Stitches in the head, in the evening, with stitches in the limbs,
Stitches in the whole head, for half an hour, if she rises up from lying flat on the back, and also after stooping,
During the cough, stitches in the head,
Several stitches through the head, with great chilliness,
During the cough, painful shootings in the head, like tearings,
Tearing on the head and in the eyes, with redness of the whole face, every afternoon, from three or four till nine or ten,
Jerks in the head, momentarily,
Single jerks or shocks through the brain,
Throbbing headache in the middle of the brain, every morning, and continuing the whole day,
Stitch-like throbbing in the head, when walking rapidly,
Takes cold very easily,
Rushing of blood in all the veins, in the morning, on waking from a restless sleep; the veins are swollen, with a bruised sensation in the whole body,
Uncomfortable feeling in the evening, such as one feels before an attack of ague,
Very much indisposed, the hands and feet were frequently cold; paleness of the face and frequent palpitation; all of which was relieved by motion,
Attack of general depression, with confusion of the head, vertigo, pain in the small of the back, and chilliness of the whole body, for six hours (after twenty-two days),
Sick feeling in the whole body; she was obliged to spit a great deal, and dreaded the open air (after twenty-two days),
A very sick feeling, the day before menstruation; a trifle caused the greatest fright,
After a walk, sick, hoarse, with oppression of the chest,
The parts on which he has lain during the afternoon nap go to sleep,
Great heaviness of the body,
A feeling of painful tension over the whole body,
During a walk, a drawing sensation in the whole body, extending into the head, which obliged her to sit down (after thirty days),
In various places of the joints and muscles, more or less severe sticking pains (second day),
Severe pulsation of the vessels, especially in the chest, after dinner; pulse rapid (second day),
The pain was very intense, but disappeared quickly,
The chronic troubles were worse and better every other day,
The damp open air does not agree with her; the skin is immediately affected by it,
Burning in the skin, with itching over half the back, on the nates and posterior surface of the thighs (after ten days),
Stitching in the skin, as from needles,
Itching on the skin,
Itching over the whole body (after twenty-three days),
Violent itching over whole body,
Itching of the dry, hot skin, as if it had been sprinkled with salt and ashes,
Severe itching of the sweating parts, especially between the shoulder-blades,
Itching in the concha,
Itching behind the ear, with dizziness in the head, after scratching,
Itching about the mouth, on the nose and on the nates,
Itching externally on the chest (after ten days),
Itching and itching pimples on the back,
Itching on the thighs (after twelve days),
Itching on the right thigh (first day),
Itching on the malleolus of the diseased foot,
Much itching on the lower leg and foot,
Itching about the ankle and below the calves (after thirteen days),
Severe itching in the whole face; she was obliged to scratch it constantly (first seven days),
Severe itching on the back, on the pit of the stomach, the neck, chin, the left eye, the scalp, the mons veneris, and the scrotum, in the evening, in bed,
Severe itching in the lower part of the thighs, at night,
Burning-itching on the left arm, from morning till evening,
Burning-itching on the fingers of the left hand (after thirteen days),
Burning-itching on the nates,
Burning-itching on the left thigh, from morning till evening,
A burning-itching on the right tibia,
Violent burning-itching on the malleoli of the right foot, from morning till evening (after fifteen days),
Fine sticking-itching on the thighs,
Sticking-itching in a small spot on the left thigh (after twenty days),
Tickling-itching on the margin of the right lower jaw, with desire to scratch,