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Coccus Cacti - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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


Extremities, limbs

Weakness and tearing in the limbs (first day),

Prostration of the limbs,

Sensation of weakness in all the limbs, in the morning after rising (third day after 3d trit.),

Slight drawing in the left shoulder, which gradually became a heaviness, and in the evening changed to a kind of painful lameness, as after taking cold in a draft of air when heated (second day),

Tensive-pressive pain, now in the left shoulder, now in the finger-joints of the left hand, and in the right hip, never very definite, but frequently repeated till evening, when it quite disappeared (second day),

Fine stitches, as from splinters of glass, now in the nail of the left great toe, now in the tips of the fingers and beneath the nails of the thumb and index finger of the right hand,

Tearings here and there in the long bones,

Slight tearing in the knee and elbow-joints,

The action of the drug was so persistent, that on the twenty-eighth day he took Lachesis Lachesis as an antidote,

Upper extremities


Pain in the shoulder, much relieved by lying on the painful part and pressing it firmly against the bed (second night),

Heaviness like a pressure on the right shoulder, extending down the back to the region of the kidneys (first day),

Peculiar tensive heaviness across the shoulder and lower portion of the back of the neck (third day),

Tension, drawing, and tearing in the right shoulder (seventh day),

Drawing and tearing in the right shoulder, extending to the forearm and index finger (fourth day),

Tearing pain in the right shoulder and small of back, which, in the evening, extended to the forearm, and at times became very violent,


Obstinate drawing in the right deltoid muscle, making motion of the upper arm, especially raising it, difficult,

Dull sticking pressure in the middle of the right upper arm (first night),

Violent tearing pain extending from the right scapula across the outer surface of the right upper arm,

Drawing-tearing pain in the anterior surface of the muscles of the right upper arm, during rest,

Transient sticking-tearing pain in the fleshy portion of the anterior and inner surface of the left upper arm,

A kind of burning drawing in the condyles and joint of the left elbow, after waking in the night, and preventing his going to sleep for a long time (first night),

Violent pressive pain near the left elbow,

Sticking pain in the muscles at the bend of the right elbow, when at rest,

Severe stitch in the tip of the left elbow,

Violent stitch, as from a leech, in the bend of the left elbow,


Drawing pain in the muscles of the right forearm,

Transient tearing in the tendinous expansion of both forearms, followed by some pain in both lower legs,


Paralytic pain in the right wrist,


Biting-sticking on the back of the right hand,


The left thumb became swollen and it was difficult to move it, every motion of it or pressure upon it was extremely painful,

Sticking alternately in the tips of the fingers, in the temples, and soles of the feet (fourth day),

Transient tearing pains in the little finger of the right hand, especially on moving it, also of the left great toe,

Lower extremities

General lassitude and weariness of the lower limbs, especially noticed in the cars (first day),

Great exhaustion of the lower limbs (first day),

Frequent waking at night, with lameness of both legs and of the left shoulder (first day),

Painfulness of the whole right leg,

Aching in both legs, along the course of the large vessels and nerves,


Drawing-sticking pain, extending from the left flank along the left hip, lasting several seconds,


Aching in the thighs, as after a long walk (ninth day),

Sudden drawing in the anterior portion of the right thigh above the knee, also in the right great toe and left thumb,

Transient drawing pain on the upper and right great toe and left thigh (during rest),

Tearing-sticking pain in the left sciatic nerve extending from the left gluteal muscles to the outer and posterior surface of the thigh, during rest,

Tearing stitches in the anterior inner muscles of the thigh,

Transient tearing pain along the anterior inner surface of the right thigh, afterwards a similar pain in the outer side of the right upper arm, followed by painful drawing in the metacarpal bone of the right thumb, and several fine stitches in the right inner malleolus,

Bruised pain in the thigh behind the great trochanter, disappearing when walking,


Pressive pain in the left patella to the side,

Sticking and tearing in the knee (first day),

Sudden sticking-tensive pain in the bend of the right knee, in the afternoon while walking, so that he could not stretch out the foot, and could scarcely walk for several minutes (second day),

Stitching in the margin of the left patella, as from an electric spark,

Severe stitch in the right patella,

Severe stitch in the right patella, as from an electric spark, in the evening,

Deeply piercing stitches in the hollow of the knee, extending along the course of the left tendo Achillis to the back of the right foot,


Sensation of weakness in both legs, in the evening (first day),

Pain extending upward and downward in the lower half of the left tibia, while sitting, frequently in the afternoon (third day),

Burning in the legs,

Severe burning and itching in the right leg,

Drawing spasmodic pain in the right calf; this pain, together with a similar one in the shoulder, foot, etc., frequently returned with more or less severity,

Frequent spasmodic drawings in the right calf,

Very transient stitches in the right lower leg, towards the ankle, after eating,

Tearing stitches along the muscles of the right calf, frequently repeated,

Frequently returning throbbing stitches in both lower legs,

Sticking-tearing pains on the inner side of the right tibia, rather severe,

Sensation of soreness on the right tibia,

Scraping pain in the tibiae and in the elbows,


Severe stitches in the inner malleolus of the left foot,

Pain as after a bruise on the malleoli, and on the inner surface of the heel, on bending the foot (fourth day),


Great weariness of the feet, in the evening, after a short walk,

Excessive weariness in the feet, especially troublesome so long as he was sitting quietly in the room, but disappearing immediately on going out,

Forepart of the left foot became somewhat painful on walking; it seemed as though the mobility of the joints were impeded by the swelling of the articular surface,

Burning in the soles of the feet,

The soles of the feet are painful, especially the forepart, even after a moderate walk, lasting several days; the pain is for the most part burning; after sitting a short time it becomes a sensation of heat and gradually disappears,

Fine stitches in the sole of the felt foot, near the toes,


Cramp in the right toes,

Violent cramp in the three last toes of the right foot, lasting several seconds, on lying down at night,

Pressive pain, swelling, and redness of the great toes; this prevented walking, and seemed almost like gouty inflammation, lasting four days, but not very violent (nineteenth day),

Pressive pain in the left great toe, which became worse, so that by evening he could not step upon that foot; he became chilly, which continued some time after going to bed,

Slight sticking, as from a splinter of glass, beneath the nail of the left great toe, at 4 A.M.,

Fine sticking as from splinters of glass, on the lower surface and in the tip of the left great toe,

Severe pain in a corn on the right little toe, so that he limped while walking,

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