Dulcamara - Modalities Etc

Bitter-sweet, Dulcam

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HPUS indication of Dulcamara: Colds

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Dulcamara may help, unprocessed Dulcamara may be best avoided.

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

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MODALITIES ETC

Aggravation

(Morning), Impatient; on rising vertigo; on waking, head hot, etc.; on rising, headache; after rising, headache in forehead; vomiting of mucus; in bed, while lying on back, pressure on spine; tearing in tibia; sweat.

(Noon), While walking, before eating, vertigo.

(Afternoon), Quarrelsome mood; towards evening, on walking in open air, pressing out headache; drawing in temporal region; thin stool, etc.; towards evening, puffiness, etc., of leg, etc.; towards evening, the symptoms; towards evening, chilliness over back.

(Evening), Dullness, etc., in head; pain through brain; headache; stitches in head; pain in frontal eminence; while eating, pain in vertex; in bed, heaviness in occiput; dry nose; paralysis of tongue; dryness of throat; griping in abdomen, etc.; desire for stool, etc.; numbness in limbs, etc.; skin cool.

(Night), Delirium, etc.; palpitation; dry heat.

(Walking in open air), Tearing from knee to thigh.

(Bending elbow), Drawing from elbow to wrist.

(Coffee), Eruption.

(While eating), Eructations.

(Food), Eruption.

(Inspiration), Pain in chest; stitches in spine; pains in loins.

(Motion), Pressing outward on forehead.

(Pressure), Pain in pit of stomach.

(Rest), Pain in arm; drawing from elbow to wrist.

(On rising from sitting), Tension in groin.

(Reading), Pressure in eyes.

(Sitting), Pain from sternum to spine; stitches beneath ribs; sticking in left loin; pain in thighs; tearing in knee-joints.

(Stooping), drawing in frontal eminences; colic.

(Walking), Cramp in leg.

(Warmth of bed), Swelling of nates; eruption.

Worse

Evening until midnight, lying still, becoming cold.

WORSE, at night; from COLD in general, Damp, rainy weather.

BEING CHILLED WHILE HOT

Sudden change of temperature Uncovering

COLD WET; feet, ground, cellars, beds, etc

Suppressed discharges, sweat, eruptions, etc

Autumn

Night

Rest

Injuries

Merc Viv Mercury

Before storms

Amelioration

(Open air), Dullness in head.

(Becoming erect), Pain in abdomen; pain from sternum to spine.

(Lying down), Stitch in head.

(Motion), Pain in axilla; sensation in upper arm; stitch in wrist.

(Moving foot), Tearing in calf.

(Pressure), Pain above crest of ilium; pain in chest.

(Rising), Stitches beneath ribs.

(Walking), Sticking in loin; pain in thighs.

Better

Talking, lying.

BETTER, from moving about, external warmth.

Desires and aversions

Hunger without appetite.

Hunger, after the fever.

Great thirst for cold drinks.

Appetite

Thirst.

Unquenchable thirst,

Eructation and Hiccough.

Eructations, accompanied by hiccough,

Many eructations,

Repeated eructations, while eating, so that the soup just swallowed rose again into the throat,

Frequent eructations, with scraping in the oesophagus and heartburn,

Frequent empty eructations,

Waterbrash,

Insipid, soapy taste in the mouth, with lack of appetite.

Hunger, with aversion to every kind of food.

Good appetite, and the food tastes good, but he is at once satiated and full, with much rolling and rumbling in the abdomen.

When eating, inflation of the stomach and repeated pinching in the abdomen.

Position etc

Rest 5, 6, 7, 28, 34. Motion 3, 7, 31, 34, 44. Lying down 3, 27. Worse lying on back, better on side. Worse when stooping; better when erect. Worse when bending diseased part backwards. Worse dancing.

Morning 2, 16, 40; 2 P.M. 3. Evening 3, 4, 37, 40. Night 6, 20, 28, 29, 40. After midnight 37. 3 A.M. 37.