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Cantharis - Head symptoms - T.F. Allen

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


Confused head (second day),

Confusion of the head, and especially a sort of heaviness in the vertex (after half an hour),

In the morning, confusion of the head, with pulsation in the forehead, for several hours,

Head very much confused and dull,

Confusion of the forehead, as well as a slight pressing and drawing in it (after twelve hours),

Giddiness (after half an hour),

General Head.

Brain congested,

Heaviness of the head,

Head heavy, with dull pressing, worse on motion,

His head is heavy and confused,

Head oppressed,

Cutting stitches in the head, which wake him from sleep,


Pain in the head, trembling, and universal spasms, followed by coma (seventh day),

Dull pain in the head,


Headache, the whole day,

Headache, disappearing after breakfast (one hour),

Headache, sometimes with delirium,

Headache and shivering (after fourteen days),

Headache, boring, drawing, tearing, throbbing, and pressing, all together,

Headache, with heat in the forehead, which is also perceptible externally (after three-quarters of an hour),

Headache, dragging and tearing only on motion; on stooping and turning the head, immediately, a sensation starting from the neck and pressing the head forward, with a feeling as if everything would press out at the forehead,

Headache, very severe, like a pressure in the vertex, alternating with sensitive throbbing, aggravated by every motion, at 8 P.M. (third day),

Increased headache, with, at intervals, slight delirium,

Violent headache (eleventh day, forenoon),

Pressing-sticking headache in the forenoon and evening, which disappears on walking,

Sticking-pressing and pain as if sore in the whole head, with sensation as if the pains would extend through the eyes,

Violent pain, as if sore, internally in the head,

Headache and dull heavy feeling around eyes (second day),

Shooting-darting pain in right temple and in right eye (third day),

Drawing pain in the left side of the head and in the forehead,

Dull headache in the left half of the head,

Very violent, painful stitching in the left parietal bone, then boring in the left (after seven hours),

Painful throbbing in the right side of the head, deep internally (after two hours and a half),

Headache, like a heaviness, in the forehead (fourth morning),

Dull pain in forehead (second day),

Headache in the forehead, extending to both temples,

Slight headache in the frontal and suborbital regions,

He was wakened at night by headache, a pressing-out in the forehead, which disappeared on sitting up in bed,

Pressive headache in the region above the nose,

A pain in the right temple, as if it would be forced out, whence the sensation passes down toward the teeth,

Fine stitching in the right temple, which becomes a painful throbbing, disappearing on rubbing,

Throbbing externally in the right temple, and a painful drawing in the bone at the same place (after two hours and a quarter),

Painful twitching in the right occipital bone, externally (after two hours and half),

In the evening, on lying down, a sticking-pressing pain in the occiput,

Many dull violent stitches in succession in the occiput, so that the pain extended into the forehead, deep internally, in the afternoon,


Head and hair feel stiff to him (after three weeks),

The hair falls out very much on combing,

Painful tearings on the vertex, with sensation as if a lock of hair were being drawn upward (fourth forenoon),

Outer head

On the right occipital bone, several fine stitches in the kin (after two hours and three-quarters), then several tearings as if in the left parietal bone,


Pressing on the vertex and in the temples, with stitching in the temples, especially the right,


Stitching in the left side of the head (second morning),

Stitching in the right side of the head, in the afternoon,

Tearing and stitching in the right side of the head,

Stitching in the left parietal bone, and at the same time tearing in the same jaw, while speaking (one hour after dinner),

Stitching in the upper part of the right parietal bone (after seven hours and a half),

Very acute stitches in the right side of the head, with throbbing, in the evening, when sitting and when standing,

Tearing in the right parietal bone, disappearing of its own accord (after two hours),


Heaviness and dulness in the forehead, deep in the brain, with a sensation as if her head were being pressed forward (after two hours),

Slight aching in the forehead, like a tearing (after one hour),

Stitching in the right frontal region (after two hours and a half),

Tearing in the forehead,

Tearing in the forehead and in the nape of the neck,

Tearing, first in the forehead, next in the region of the right ear, then in the lower jaw, and finally on the ear again, where it disappeared (seventeenth day),

A stitch in the left frontal eminence, on standing,


Compression of both temples towards each other,

Gnawing in the periosteum of the right temporal bone (after one hour),

Stitching in the left temple (after two hours and a half),

Several small stitches in the right temple, in the afternoon,

Tearing in both temples (second day),

Tearing in the right temple (after a meal),

A tearing in the right temple (after four hours),

A couple of tearings in the right temple (after three hours),


Stitching in the left occiput, after dinner,

In the upper part of the occiput, intolerable stitching and tearing from both sides inward (after three hours and a half),

Stitches deep into the brain on the right occipital bone, more in the upper part, in the afternoon,

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