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Thuja Occidentalis - Back And Neck symptoms - T.F. Allen

Arbor Vitae, Thuja, Thuya, Thuja Occidentalis, Thuya occidentalis, Thuj.

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HPUS indication of Thuja Occidentalis: Warts
Thuja Occidentalis
Common symptoms: Warts, Dizziness, Fungus, Headache.

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


Back and neck

A beating in the spine, as though a large vessel were pulsating, after sitting (after six hours and three-quarters),

Pain, as if beaten, in the small of the back, worse when stooping or rising from a seat (after six months),

Pain, as if beaten, in the small of the back, with great weakness, extending to the tip of the coccyx,

Sensation in the nape of the neck as if beaten to pieces (after three hours),


The whole back is sore, with stiffness in the nape of the neck,

Drawing in both scapulae, in the direction of the nape of the neck; in both legs, from the knees to the malleoli; and at the same time in both forearms, from the elbows to the wrist-joints; these symptoms appeared usually three to four hours after taking the drug, and lasted ten to sixteen hours (seventh to twelfth day),


Swelling of the veins in the neck, extending downward from the ears, with pressure,

The thickness of the neck increases, and nodular glandular swellings become very hard,

The neck appears swelled, so that the loose neckcloth is troublesome (twenty-second day),

The cervical vessels are distended and blue,

The skin of the nape of the neck is fatty,

Creaking in the cervical vertebrae on making certain movements with his head; this symptom had already been frequently observed without particular attention being paid to it, but to-day it was troublesome in a much greater degree (fifty-second day),

Painful stiffness of the nape of the neck when moving the head, in the afternoon (ninth day),

Sensation of stiffness in the nape of the neck and on the left side of the neck, extending into the ear, even during rest, which in no way impedes movement of the neck (the stiffness is not aggravated on moving the neck), (after two hours and a quarter),

Feeling of stiffness on the left side of the nape of the neck, which had been already perceived during the first days of the experiment, but had been attributed from the beginning, by the prover, to an uncomfortable position in bed (tenth day),

Drawing tension in the nape of the neck (more on the left side), recurring several times (eleventh day),

A painful tension in the right side of the nape and in the small of the back (seventh day); slight tension in the left side of the nape (eighth day),

Pain in the left side of the neck, as from a hard bed, or as if he had lain in an uncomfortable position,

Pain, as from a saddle across the nape of the neck, shoulders, and on the spine,

Pain in the nape of the neck (within two hours),

Pressing and drawing pain, extending from below upward, in the right side of the neck, even during rest (after two hours),

Drawing pain in the neck, with fulness in the head, in the afternoon (sixteenth day),

Drawing in the left side of the neck, in the evening before going to sleep (fourth day); immediately after getting up, and lasting till afternoon (fifth day),

Drawing in the left side of the neck, on waking in the morning (eighth day),

Slight drawing in the nape, and repeated sticking from the nape to the right ear and shoulder, in the evening (sixteenth day),

Sticking-tearing pain in the muscular parts of the right side of the nape of the neck, in the evening, extending as far as the scapula (continuing only a short time, but returning several times with considerable violence), (first day),

A digging-tearing pain in the muscles of the right side of the nape of the neck, extending momentarily as far as the right scapula, and being relieved by contact, accompanied by roaring in the left ear, and creaking when swallowing saliva, in the evening (fifth day),

Uneasiness, or alternations of slow pinching and relaxation in the cervical muscles, nape of the neck, and in the chest, associated with a kind of nausea,

Slight tearing in the nape (after two hours),

A couple of transient tearings in the tendinous expansion, on the right side of the neck (sixteenth day),

Tearing in the third cervical vertebra, so that it is difficult to turn the head,

Tearing, extending from the neck into the ear, behind the ear into the shoulders, arms, and hands,

Violent tearing in the nape, which extended into the shoulder, and there remained all day (twenty-fourth day),

Throbbing in the arteries of the neck, with pressure in the throat, hindering breathing,

Burning-cutting pain in the nape of the neck, extending down to the shoulders,

Sticking, cutting pains in the left side of the neck, as far as the left ear, which soon disappeared again, in the morning (thirty-fourth day),

Sticking pain in the forepart of the neck, beneath the larynx (after nine hours),

Sticking in the nape, over the joint of the atlas, lasting half an hour, in the evening (seventy-first day),

A pinching stitch in the right side of the neck, disappearing on moving and turning it (after three hours and a quarter),

A short stitch in the cervical muscles on moving the neck, making him start,


Sensation of stiffness in the spine, as after standing bent over for a long time (after thirteen hours),

A sore bruised sensation in the back, on both sides of the spine, in the region of the kidneys,

Sore feeling on the back (after four days),

Pain in the back, as from long stooping, in the evening, immediately after lying down (after sixty-six hours),

Heaviness and tension in the back (first day),

Feeling as if bruised in the back (second day),

Pressive pain in small spots, here and there in the back, while sitting,

Pressure in the back and spasmodic drawing inward of the abdomen, below the pit of the stomach, so that breathing was very difficult, together with constriction of the larynx, and ineffectual desire for stool, with great crawling in the anus, always after eating,

Deeply pressive pain in the back, opposite the pit of the stomach, with a sensation as if the blood could not pass through,

Drawing pain in the back while sitting,

A drawing along the vertebral column and in the calves, with a feeling of weakness in the feet (first day),

Boring in a small spot in the back,

Boring-tearing pain in the back, extending into the left hip and obliging him to limp,

Cutting pain from the spine to the pit of the stomach,

Sudden lightning like shootings in the back, with stupefying pain in the head, like intoxication, and faintlike weakness (after fourteen days),

Burning-sticking pain in the back, between the scapulae, while sitting (after thirteen hours),

Violent sticklike pain in the left side of the back, by the lumbar vertebrae, while walking, not affected by sitting (after ten hours),

Pressing stitches in the back (after three hours),

(A stitch in the back, extending outward through the chest),


Weakness in and between the shoulders, so that the clothing is distressing,

Painful soreness in the middle of the back (third day),

Pressure in the back, beneath the scapulae, associated with pressive constrictive cramp in the stomach,

Pressing between the shoulders (after second day),

Feeling of dislocation in the middle of the spine, increased by sudden bending the body to the right side,

Violent pressing between the shoulders on awaking (third day),

A constrictive feeling in the back, between the scapulae, which somewhat hindered respiration and also motion of arms (fifteenth day),

Drawing between the shoulders (seventy-second day),

Pain, like a bruise, beneath the scapula, for several hours,

Twitching in the muscles under the left scapula (first day),

Burning between the shoulders,

Boring in the back between the shoulders,

Tearing in the left scapula (after three days),

Dull cutting under the left shoulderblade,

Cutting from the point of the left scapula through the chest to the edge of the middle portion of the sternum (first day),

Sharp stitches between the scapulae (after half an hour),

Sticking on the left scapula (within two hours),

Sticking between the shoulders,

Frequently flying stitches under the right shoulderblade (seventh day),


Weakness in the small of the back, with pain in the coccyx, while sitting (fourth day),

Great debility in the small of the back and feet (sixteenth day),

Pains in the small of the back (after five hours, third day), ; (within two hours),

Pain in the small of the back, like lumbago, lasting a long time,

Pain in the small of the back, extending obliquely to the right side,

The lumbar vertebrae are somewhat painful when leaning forward in sitting (forty-eighth day),

Painful aching in the small of the back, even to weeping, so that she felt every step and every loud word, and as soon as the pain mounted to the next to the last dorsal vertebra she was attacked with faintness and everything became white, but she was unable to move, till she suddenly started up and was obliged to stretch, with anxiety and difficult breathing, during profuse menstruation (seventh month),

Sudden cramplike pain in the small of the back if he moves his feet after standing a long time at one spot; he threatens to fall down (after six days),

Pressive aching transversely across the back between the hips,

Pressing in the small of the back (third day),

Pressive sensation of heaviness extending down from the back to the malleoli, making it difficult to walk,

Pressing pain in the small of the back on stooping,

Dull pressive pain, like a bruised sensation, in the small of the back and lumbar region, in the morning after rising from bed, aggravated while standing and on turning the body, relieved while walking (after fifteen days),

Drawing-pressing pain in the left lumbar region (after half an hour),

Drawing in the small of the back,

Drawing in the small of the back (aggravated while seated), (eighteenth day),

Drawing in the lumbar muscles while walking, at noon (forty-seventh day); drawing again in the loins, at noon (forty-eighth day); drawing from the loins towards the nates, in the morning on rising (fiftieth day); slight drawing in the small of the back, at noon (seventy-sixth day),

Tensive pain in the small of the back,

Burning in the lower portion of the back increasing to a sensation as if pierced with fine needles, frequently associated with a sensation in the thighs while walking, as if all the tendons from the small of the back to the knee were too short (fourth month),

Sensation of burning heat in the lumbar region (after one hour),

Burning pains ascending from the ischii through the whole spinal column to the shoulders,

Sensation of formication in paroxysms commencing in the small of the back,

Pains in the lower half of the spinal column and in the sacrum, continuing and aggravated by bending the body (twenty-fourth day),

Very violent cutting in both loins when walking (second day),

Frequent attacks of a painless twitching in the back, towards the left loin, like a muscular twitch, at 2 P.M. (twelfth day),

While standing and leaning sideways he feels a dull sticking pain, as with a dull needle, over the hips, in the lumbar region, close to the spine (after a quarter of an hour),


Spasmodic drawing from the coccyx into the genitals, preventing the discharge of urine,

Painful drawing in the sacrum, coccyx, and thighs while sitting, which, after sitting a long time, prevents his standing erect (after four hours),

Violent drawing and pressing in the sacral region for two hours in the forenoon (seventh day),

Uncommonly violent stitch between the coccyx and anus, at 7 P.M., when walking (ninth day),

Sticking pain on the left side, from the sacrum to the left testicle (fifth day),

A jerklike burning sticking in the right side, close to the sacrum, entirely removed by violent rubbing (after three hours and three-quarters),

Pressing stitches from the sacral bones into the side of the pelvis (after seven hours),

A burning rubbing on the coccyx, more while sitting than walking, with a constant feeling of coldness in the right foot, mostly in the sole, lasting eight days, followed by general weakness (second month),

Violent itching in the lower part of the sacral region (sixteenth day),

Annoyed by an itching-burning pain in the hollow below the os coccygis, soon after waking, and lasting all day; it recurred after the dose in the evening (third and seventh days),

Drawing in both hands and feet, afterwards only in the forearm as far as the wrist-joints (first day),

Drawing in the joints of the hands and feet (tenth day),

Short accesses of drawing in the right arm and leg, at 10 A.M. (fifty-eighth day),

Tension in the extensor muscles of the extremities and trunk, now here, now there; subsequently heat, in the evening (twentieth day),

Drawing and sensation of weariness, with apparent dulness of feeling, in the limbs, especially in the upper and in the forearm, near the wrist, in the evening (twenty-first day),

Drawing in the limbs, particularly in the right forearm, aggravated by movement of the limb (fifty-seventh day),

Pains, at one time drawing, at another tearing, were repeatedly felt, especially in the extremities, for the most part while at rest, but in the right tibia also while walking, so as to make me limp (after twenty-six days),

At times drawing pains in the hands and feet, which still continued even after eight days, growing, however, weaker and weaker (after thirty-five days),

Tearing pressing in the upper part of the right thigh and right arm, which greatly resembled the effects of Bryonia Bryonia, with this difference, that the pain produced by Thuja seized the middle of the affected member, was confined to a small spot, and was mostly in the muscles, while that produced by Bryonia Bryonia seemed to prefer the joints and tendons (first day),

Tearing in the left upper arm, afterwards in the left leg (sixteenth and seventeenth days),

Tearing through the long bones of the upper and lower extremities, even under the heels,

Tearing and sticking pain in all the joints,

Sticking and tearing in the ankles, with swelling of them, and in the soles of the feet, and digging and sticking as from needles in them, and as if they were all sore, worse in the morning, so that she could step only with difficulty, with constant pain in the small of the back, then the back between the shoulders becomes affected, and the hands, together with the fingers, pain most violently. At times the pains leave the limbs, and then the abdomen becomes painful, with diarrhoea, always preceded by griping in the intestines and shivering, with heat and thirst, vertigo, and jerking in the limbs and abdomen, with scraping in the throat, and a pungent salt taste to the mucus, and a sour taste in the mouth after eating, together with profuse sour-smelling sweat (sixth month),

Sticking in the external malleolus, hip-joint, metacarpal bone of the middle finger, on the inner edge of the foot, in the heel,

Stitches in the sole and in the palm,

Sticking in the shoulders and in the right knee (second day),

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