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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Gastein may help, unprocessed Gastein may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Gastein in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The springs of Wildbad N/A 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 metallicum Lithium chloride 0.027
Magnesium carbonate 0.017
Ferrum Met Ferrum carbonate 0.005
Aluminium N/A phosphate 0.007
Calcium fluoride traces.
Strontium Strontium traces.
Arsenicum Album Arsenicum traces.
Titanic acid traces.
Carbonic acid of the Bicarbonates 0.096
Free Carbonic acid 0.309
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,.
Activity in all the veins, excitement of the circulation,
No elasticity in the body (thirtieth day),
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),
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),≡ show all authors ...
(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.≡ show all authors ...
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,≡ more ...
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,≡ more ...
Sounds of bells and trumpets, so startling, that she thinks they are real, frequently recurring, even after twenty-one days,≡ more ...
Dryness of the mouth and throat (eighth day),
Bitter taste, especially in the morning,≡ more ...
The pectoral muscles are painful to the weight of the jacket,
Some hoarseness, in the evening (twenty-third day),
Heart and pulse
Pulse was slower after the bath, four beats below the normal (seventeenth day),
Intermitting pulse (on inhalation of the vapor),≡ more ...
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),≡ more ...
The eruption burns and itches, especially after scratching,
Itching over the left eyebrow, which becomes a violent pain on slight rubbing or stroking,≡ more ...
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,
Much drinking, especially on the first day,
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,≡ show all authors ...
A feeling of contraction in the stomach,
Slight oppression in the stomach (ninth day),≡ more ...
Constipation (especially later),
Very hard stool,≡ more ...
Slimy purulent sediment in the urine,
Much micturition (later days),
Suppression of menstruation,
Male.≡ more ...
Heaviness in the limbs, with pain in the back (twelfth day),
Drawing pain here and there in the limbs (fourth and sixth days),
Feeling as of a splinter in the first phalanx of the ring finger (seventh day),
Foot.≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Dreams of sexual excitement,
Perspiration is seldom general,