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Graphites - Modalities Etc

Black Lead, Graphite, Graph.

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



(Forenoon), Pain in forehead; pain in stomach; chilliness; shivering in back, etc.

(Noon), Nausea, etc.

(Afternoon), Hypochondriac; bitter taste in mouth; nausea, etc., tearing in thighs; sweat of feet.

(Open air), Lachrymation; stitches in back tooth; pains in lower extremity.

(Walking in open air), Cutting colic; dyspnoea; pressure in chest; pain in ankle; exhaustion.

(Ascending), Pains in chest, etc.

(Blowing nose), Stitches in leg.

(After breakfast), Acidity in mouth.

(Candlelight), Burning in eyes.

(Chewing), Toothache.

(At commencement of coition), Cramp in calf.

(During coition), Noise in ears.

(After coition), Weakness; coldness of legs; heat, etc.

(After dinner), Warmth in head; hiccough; weakness.

(After drinking), Rumbling in abdomen.

(Eating), Headache; beating in ear; pain in teeth; pain in stomach; pressure in stomach; distension in abdomen; colic; stiffness, etc., in sore foot; perspiration.

(After eating and drinking), Sour taste; gnawing in stomach.

(Inspiration), Pain in lower abdomen; throbbing in left chest.

(Looking up), Vertigo.

(Lying down in bed), Pain in teeth.

(Lying down to sleep in daytime), Chilliness.

(Lying on right side), Pain in right chest.

(After meals), Hiccough; heartburn; qualmishness, etc.

(After midday meal), Sleepiness; shivering in limb.

(Motion), Pressure in forehead; stitches in hypochondrium; pains in side; pulsation all over; beating of blood at heart, etc.

(Moving head), Headache.

(Moving arm), Tearing in shoulder-joint.

(Rest), Drawing in elbow-joint; tearing in thumb-joint; especially when falling asleep, pain in bones.

(Riding), Headache.

(Riding horseback), Pains in chest.

(Rising), Drawing in calves.

(Rising from sitting), Pain in thigh.

(Sitting), Burning in hypochondrium; jerkings in pelvic muscles; pain in chest; pressure on left chest; stiff feeling in knees.

(Stepping), Pain in side of lower abdomen.

(After stool), Tympanites.

(Stooping), Vertigo, etc.; beating in ear; bubbling in ear.

(Stretching out body), Pain in inguinal region.

(Touch), Pressure in teeth; pain in small of back.

(Walking), Pain in occiput; colic; pain in knee-joint; burning of soles of feet; tearing in ball of foot.

(Walking in wind), Pain in back teeth.

(Warmth), Pain in all teeth.

(Yawning), Pains in chest.


Early, on awaking and rising from bed, moving head, riding, eating.

By day than by night, becoming cold, walking in open air.

WORSE, warmth, at night, during and after menstruation.




During menses

Suppressions of eruptions

Empty swallowing


Hot drinks

Warmth of bed



Wet feet


(Night), Cough.

(Walking in open air), Uneasiness; indolence; the symptoms.

(Drinking), Pain in stomach.

(Eating), Pain in stomach.

(Lying), Pain in occiput; in bed, pressure on left chest.

(Motion), Burning in hypochondrium; pain in back, during menstruation; backache.

(Pressure), Colic.

(Riding in wagon), Hardness of hearing.

(In room), Pain in ankle.

(Standing), Pressure on left chest.

(Stooping), Pain in inguinal regions.

(External warmth), Tearing in shoulder.

(Lying in warm bed), Pressure in stomach.


Walking in open air, external pressure, at rest, in warmth.

Warmth, after being in open air.

BETTER, in the dark, from wrapping up.

Open air; after walking in



Desires and aversions

Appetite good; excessive hunger, or no appetite with much thirst, or with fulness of the abdomen.

Desire for drink, without thirst.

Aversion to meat; fish; cooked food; salt.


Appetite increased,

No appetite in the evening,

Aversion to meat and fish,

Sweet things are disgusting and nauseous,

Unusual thirst, in the morning, for several days in succession,


Much thirst, after eating (thirteenth day),

Great thirst, even in the morning,

Great desire for beer-drinking, without remarkable thirst only desire for its internal cooling,

Eructation and Hiccough.

Eructations at night of the soup taken at noon (seventh day),

Ineffectual eructations, he desires to eructate constantly, but cannot,

Sour eructations, with bitter taste in the mouth,

Acidity in the stomach, with ravenous hunger,

Regurgitation of much mucus in the morning, with otherwise natural appetite and stool,


Waterbrash, at night in bed,

Hiccough, in the evening, for an hour (fourth day),



Rancid heartburn,

The appetite is increased.

Voracious hunger, but after eating nausea and vertigo (aft. 3 d.).

No appetite, in the evening.

The loathes the food.

Little appetite for warm food.

Repugnance to salty food.

Liquids are repugnant and loathsome to her.

Meat and fish are repugnant to her.

Repugnance to meats, when thinking of them; though she has a tolerable relish for them when eating them; still, she prefers bread.

Good appetite for meat at supper, when the at other times had no desire for meat.

Unusual thirst in the morning, for several days successively.

Violent thirst, at once, in the morning.

Much thirst, after eating (aft. 13 d.).

Much craving for beer, without actual thirst, only to get cooled off internally.

Position etc

Stiffness on first beginning to move.

Motion 29, 40. Stepping 20, 33. Walking 31. Walking in open air 4; in the wind 10. Rising from bed 23. Must jump from bed 26. Sitting 1, 20. Stooping 2, 5. Must lie down 2, 27. Lying 19. Lying in bed 6. Lying on affected side 18. Reaching high 23.

Morning 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16, 17, 23, 29, 40. Afternoon 7, 16. Evening 2, 5, 6, 7, 25, 33, 40. Night 1, 5, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 37, 40. After midnight 26. Day 37. Day or night 23. Day and evening 27, 29.