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Gastein

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

  GENERAL

General

The springs of Wildbad Gastein, in Salzburg, Austria.

Temperature of waters varies from 20° to 39° R.

Analysis of 10,000 parts by Redtenbacher shows

Sodium sulphate 2.085

Sodium chloride 0.428

Silicic acid 0.496

Kali Sulphuricum Potassium sulphate 0.135

Potassium carbonate 0.195

Lithium chloride 0.027

Magnesium carbonate 0.017

Ferrum Met Ferrum carbonate 0.005

Aluminium phosphate 0.007

Calcium fluoride traces.

Strontium traces.

Arsenicum Album Arsenicum traces.

Titanic acid traces.

Rubidium traces.

Caesium traces.

Carbonic acid of the Bicarbonates 0.096

Free Carbonic acid 0.309

Loss 0.004

Total solid constituents 3.399

The "cure" commences with a bath of a quarter of an hour, temperature 26° or 27° R., increasing the time by ten minutes daily up to one hour, and the temperature half a degree daily up to 29° or 30°, then gradually returning to the first condition; while in the bath one usually drinks a glass or two of the waters.

Pains in the left hip, extending to the knee, most violent when rising, and making her scarcely able to walk without support (never had a trace of rheumatism), (twenty-ninth day).

next day the pains became again violent and chiefly seated in the hip and thigh.

on the next day the pains were less and were confined to the left side, with a general sick feeling and some stiffness,.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

Objective.

Diminished secretions,

Activity in all the veins, excitement of the circulation,

No elasticity in the body (thirtieth day),

General lassitude,

Great weariness,

Weakness (third and fourth days),

Great weakness and weariness, with dragging sensation in the abdomen, as if it were too heavy,

General exhaustion; inclination to sleep (after half an hour),

Subjective.

Takes cold very easily (caused and then cured),

Very well feeling (first and fifth days),

Sensation of mental and physical comfort; no exhaustion while bathing,

An indescribable feeling of comfort ran through all the fibres during the bath,

Pulsation in the body, especially in the arms, with jumping in them (fourth day),

Aggravation before a storm or on the occurrence of the sirocco,

Aggravation during the sirocco,

(Gradual cessation of all the pains in the bath),

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  MODALITIES ETC

Aggravation

(Morning), Headache; bitter taste; rising from stomach; in bed, feeling in arms, etc.

(Forenoon), Ecptysis of water.

(Afternoon), Dryness in mouth.

(Evening), Heat in head; hoarseness.

(On ascending steps), Pulsation in ears.

(After dinner), Accumulation of water in mouth.

(Stormy weather), The symptoms.

(Walking), Pains in hips.

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  MIND

Mind

Conversational,

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo

Confusion and Vertigo.

Vertigo, as if an attack of apoplexy would come on; great rush of blood to the head (feeling of general fulness), with suppressed pulse, a feeling of deafness, numbness, and paralysis of the left arm that had formerly been paralyzed by gouty and rheumatic pains in the shoulder and wrist,

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  HEAD

General Head.

Headache

Drawing pains in the left temple (tenth day),

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  EYES

Eyes

Sensation as though there were sand in the eye, followed by a burning soreness, redness of the conjunctiva of the lids, lachrymation, and agglutination in the morning,

Lachrymation in the open air,

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  EARS

Hearing

Sounds of bells and trumpets, so startling, that she thinks they are real, frequently recurring, even after twenty-one days,

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  FACE

Face

Feeling of swelling in the face, especially in the nose,

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  NOSE

Nose

Sensation of constriction in the mucous membrane of the nose,

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  MOUTH

Teeth

General Mouth.

Saliva

Dryness of the mouth and throat (eighth day),

Saliva.

Tongue

Tongue.

Taste

Taste.

Bitter taste, especially in the morning,

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  THROAT

Throat

Great dryness in the throat (thirteenth and twenty-third days),

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  CHEST

Chest

The pectoral muscles are painful to the weight of the jacket,

Respiration

Voice.

Some hoarseness, in the evening (twenty-third day),

Heart and pulse

Palpitation,

Pulse was slower after the bath, four beats below the normal (seventeenth day),

Intermitting pulse (on inhalation of the vapor),

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  EXPECTORATION

Expectoration

Expectoration again profuse, lasting nearly the whole day, constant, and in part frothy, mixed with mucus, with unpleasant dryness in the throat (twenty-first day),

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  SKIN

Skin

Objective.

Eruptions, Dry.

Eruptions, Moist.

Eruptions, Pustular.

Subjective.

The eruption burns and itches, especially after scratching,

Itching over the left eyebrow, which becomes a violent pain on slight rubbing or stroking,

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  BACK AND NECK

Back

Dragging pain in the sacrum in all position,

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Objective.

Subjective.

Habitual colic and diarrhoea,

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  MODALITIES ETC

Appetite

Appetite increased,

Good appetite (later),

Diminished hunger and thirst; even with great thirst one is unable to drink much,

Appetite diminished (secondary),

Little appetite, through previously hungry (first day),

Loss of appetite, though he was able to eat,

Thirst.

Increased thirst,

Much drinking, especially on the first day,

Eructation.

Frequent eructations (sixth day),

Constant eructations (ninth day),

Many unpleasant eructations (twenty-fourth day),

Rising from the stomach in the morning; was obliged to keep it down by swallowing; with loss of appetite, though usually he was obliged to eat very early,

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  ABDOMEN

Nausea

Nausea.

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Two violent stitches in the left side of the anus (ninth day),

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  ABDOMEN

Stomach

A feeling of contraction in the stomach,

Slight oppression in the stomach (ninth day),

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Stool

Diarrhoea.

Constipation.

Constipation (especially later),

Very hard stool,

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  GENITALS ETC

Urine

Slimy purulent sediment in the urine,

Bladder.

Urethra.

Micturition.

Much micturition (later days),

Female

Suppression of menstruation,

Genitals

Male.

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Heaviness in the limbs, with pain in the back (twelfth day),

Drawing pain here and there in the limbs (fourth and sixth days),

Upper extremities

Shoulder.

Forearm.

Hand.

Fingers.

Feeling as of a splinter in the first phalanx of the ring finger (seventh day),

Lower extremities

Hip.

Leg.

Foot.

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever

Chilliness.

Heat

Warmth and turgescence are increased,

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  GENERALITIES

Sleep and dreams

Sleepiness.

Sleeplessness.

Sleeplessness,

Dreams.

Dreams of sexual excitement,

Perspiration

Copious perspiration,

Perspiration is seldom general,

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