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Selenium - Modalities Etc

Selen, Selenium Metallicum, Sel.

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HPUS indication of Selenium: Debility

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


Modalities etc

Modalities - Better after sunset inhaling cool air. Better taking cold air or cold water into mouth. Worse loss of sleep, night watching touch. Worse after sleep, singing, draft of air, even if warm. Worse after stools, wine, cinchona. Worse by touch and pressure. Worse by motion. Worse by rest. Worse by mental exertion. Worse after seminal losses. Worse from draft of air, even if warm. Worse in open air. Worse in hot weather. Worse by sun and with the sun’s increase. Worse every afternoon (headaches).


(Morning), vertigo; tongue coated white; hawking and raising of transparent lumps of mucus; lameness in small of back; stiffness of the limbs; on motion, cramp in calves.

(Afternoon), Headache; while walking, stitches between left ilium and umbilicus.

(Evening), When excited, loquacity; vertigo; fluent coryza; in bed, toothache; while lying down, cramp in calves, heels ankles, malleoli and flexor tendons of great toe; on falling asleep, jerking in whole body; itching of soles of feet.

(Night), Tearing in hands; cramp in soles.

(Bending backward), Pain in small of back.

(After coition), Weak and irritable.

(Before eating), Rumbling in abdomen.

(Going from cold air into warm room), Stitches in forehead, temples, and eyes.

(Inspiration), Pains in right side.

(Moving knee), While lying down, cracking in part.

(External pressure), Pain in middle of chest.

(On raising arm), Pain in middle of chest.

(After sleep), Symptoms.

(On standing up), Vertigo; pressure in occiput.

(On waking), Red cheeks; dryness of mouth and fauces.


Debilitating causes Hot days Sexual excesses

Loss of sleep



After sleep



(Eating), Toothache.

(Drinking), Toothache.

(Inserting finger), Stoppage of ears.

(Lying on abdomen), Pain in small of back.

(Smoking), Toothache.

(Taking cold water or cold into the mouth), Toothache.


After sunset

Inhaling cool air

Desires and aversions

Wants of appetite in morning, with white-coated tongue.

Aversion to food much salted.

Great longing for ardent spirits.

Hungry during the night.

Position etc

Motion 2. Walking 3, 18, 21, 22. Least exertion 40. Bending 33. Rising 2. Lifting head 2. Turning head 31. Must lie down 36.

Morning 14, 25, 27, 31. Afternoon 3. Evening 4, 21, 33, 37. Night 14, 32, 33, 37.

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