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Ignatia Amara - Head symptoms - T.F. Allen

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara, Ign.

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HPUS indication of Ignatia Amara: Sadness

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


Confusion of the whole head (a few minutes after the dose, sixteenth day),

Confusion and discomfort of the head, on waking in the morning (seventh day),

Slight confusion of the whole head, like that which precedes coryza (after two hours, first day),

Slight transient confusion of the head (third day),

Transient obscuration of the head,

Swimming in the head,

Intoxication (after one hour),

Beer rises easily to the head and causes intoxication (after three hours),

A strange sensation in the head, a kind of intoxication as from brandy, with burning in the eyes, immediately,

General Head.

He inclines the head forward,

He lays the head forward upon a table,

A feeling as though the head was hollow and empty,

Heaviness of the head (after four and six hours),

Heaviness of the head, on waking in the morning (second day),

Heaviness and confusion of the head,

Heat in the head,

Headache with every beat of the arteries,

It seems as though the head was too full of blood; and the nose internally is very sensitive to external air, as in impending nosebleed,

Pressure and heaviness in the head during the afternoon and evening,

Stitches shoot through the head (soon after forty drops),

Headache in the morning on waking, as if the brain were beaten and bruised; on rising it disappears and a toothache takes its place, as if the nerve of the tooth were shattered and crushed, then it changes to a similar pain in the small of the back; the headache is always renewed on thinking,

External headache, extending from the temples across the orbits; when touched it pains as if beaten,


Confusion and pain in the head (after half an hour, fifth day),

Confusion of the head, which, after half an hour, became a pressive pain upon the vertex; after an hour this pain extended down into the left eye, and at the same time affected the whole head,

Confusion of the head; pains in the right side, especially in the occiput; these symptoms were aggravated not only by thinking but also by speaking (fourth day),

Confusion of the head, like intoxication, lasting the whole day, and at times becoming a decided pressive pain in the forehead, especially in the right half, so that thought was very difficult (third day),

Heaviness of the head, as if it were filled with blood (as after stooping to a low), with tearing pains in the occiput, which were relieved by lying upon the back, aggravated on sitting erect, but most relieved by bending the head low forward while sitting,

Headache, especially in the frontal region, just above the eyes, at 2 P.M. (after four hours, first day),

Headache aggravated by stooping (after one hour),

Headache coming on immediately after stooping low, disappearing at once on becoming erect (after eighteen hours),

Violent headache in the morning in bed on waking and opening the eyes, which disappears after rising (after forty hours),

Headache immediately after the midday nap; a general pressure through the whole brain, as if there was too much brain or blood in the head, gradually aggravated by reading and writing (after twenty hours),

Headache is brought on by talking or speaking loud, as if the head would burst; it disappears entirely while sitting still, reading, and writing (after forty-eight hours),

Headache, like a pressure from something hard upon the surface of the brain, by paroxysms (after six hours),

Sudden pressure in the head, now in one place, now in another, in the evening (sixth day); this continued through the night, but did not prevent sleep; the next morning he was not refreshed, and the pressure in the head continued and increased to a real pain, which lasted till 3 P.M.,

Painful pressure extending from the forehead to different places in the head, returning in the evening, more violent than in the morning, and lasting till he went to sleep; on waking in the morning he was quite well (third day),

Pressive pains in the head, especially in the forehead,

Pressive headache in the morning, aggravated after eating (seventh day),

Dull pressive headache, extending over the whole head (after a few minutes),

Tearing headache after midnight, while lying on the side, disappearing while lying on the back,

Headache, as if bruised (after eight hours),

Throbbing headache,

Jerking pain in the head, on ascending steps,

Jerking headache, aggravated by raising the eyes (after one hour),

Headache aggravated by talking,

The headache is increased by reading and by paying strict attention to a speaker, but not by simple free thought (after six hours),

External headache; the head is sore to touch,

Pressive contractive pain in the region of the vertex, which extended to the forehead, where it remained till 4 P.M. (soon, first day),

Pressive pain in the right side of the head, in the forenoon (fourth day),

Pressive headache in one-half of the brain, while walking in the open air, aggravated by talking or reflecting (after two hours),

A kind of dulness, which at times amounted to real pain in the forehead, in the forenoon (fourth day),

Pain in the forehead (second day),

Headache in the region of the forehead, which extended at times more to the right, at other times more towards the left eyeball, and was aggravated by motion of the body, from 2 P.M. till evening (after 8 drops),

Dull headache, confined to the right half of the forehead and involving the right eye, which was very sensitive to the light; the pain in the right eye was aggravated by moving it; the pain disappeared towards evening, both from the eye and the forehead (after 45 drops),

Cramplike headache above the root of the nose, in the region of the inner canthus (after three hours),

Raging headache, a constant digging beneath the right frontal eminence and on the right side of the frontal bone,

Pressive pain in the frontal region (soon, first day), ; (second day),

Pressive pain in the forehead, with pressure in both eyes, towards noon, lasting till 2.30 P.M. (eighth day),

Pressive pain extending from the forehead downward on either the right or left side, but not involving the eyes,

Pressive pain deep beneath the right side of the frontal bone,

Slight pressive pain in the frontal region, aggravated by the bright sunlight (after 36 drops),

Pressive headache in the forehead above the root of the nose, which compels him to bend the head forward, followed by qualmishness (after five hours),

Pressive headache in the right side of the forehead, extending thence to the left side, and afterwards over the whole head (sixth day),

Pressive headache in the right half of the forehead, which after an hour extended to the left side (fifth day),

Pressive headache in the right side of the forehead, extending down into the right eye; it seemed as though the eyeball would be pressed out; at the same time there were burning in the eyes and increased lachrymation, with much mucus,

Violent pressive headache in the frontal region and around the orbits; this pain increased hour by hour, and distressed him till going to sleep in the evening; on waking he was quite well (after 36 drops),

A pressive and somewhat drawing headache above the right orbit at the root of the nose, renewed by stooping low down (after ten hours),

Sticking pain in the forehead, and extending to the temples,

Sticking pains in the whole forehead, and on the right side of the occiput; in the latter place they were rather pressive than sticking (third day),

Sticking pain in the forehead, especially above the eyebrows (fifth day),

Tearing headache in the forehead and behind the left ear, which was tolerable while lying on the back, but aggravated by raising the head; with heat and redness of the cheeks, and hot hands (after five hours),

Pressive headache in both temples, lasting not over thirty minutes (after one hour, first day),

Violent pressive headache in the temples,

Headache as if the temples were being pressed outward,

Raging headache in the morning in bed, while lying upon either side, as if it would press out at the temples, relieved by lying upon the back (after forty-eight hours),

Pain in the occiput just above the mastoid process, at times involving the auditory apparatus, when the hearing seemed to be blundered, in the afternoon (second day),

Pressure and pressing pain in the right half of the occiput, lasting till he fell asleep (sixteenth day),

Pressive pain in the occiput, more on the right side (sixth day),

Pressive headache in the right half of the occiput, lasting the whole day, but disappearing after a night's sleep (tenth day),

Pain as if the occipital bone was pressed inward,


(The hair of the head falls out), (after thirty-six hours),




Pressure in the forehead (second day),

Pressure in the frontal region, extending to different places in the head, not lasting long in any place (third day),

Pressure in the right frontal region, above the eyebrow (after two hours, first day),

A stupefying intermitting pressure beneath the left frontal eminence,

Throbbing in the head above the right eyebrow,


A pressure in the temples, at times associated with deep sleep,

Excessive pressure in both temples, especially in the right,

Deep stitches in the right temple (after three-quarters of an hour),

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