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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

STUDENTS CORNER- HOW TO REMEMBER THE MATERIA MEDICA.

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COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE – pain remedy.
Plant source. Prover- Hahnemann
CAUSE
External impressions, Bad manners,
Grief, loss of sleep, Cold wet weather
MIND
Besides himself.
Forgetful
NOSE
Smell acute- Faintness< odors
FACE
Look of collapse, Cyanosis, Cold breath, Cold sweat
STOMACH
Nausea, gagging, retching  < thought, odor, sight of food
ABDOMEN
Distention gaseous- painful
Dysentery – jelly like mucus with blood. Thin, pain < before.  Scraping of intestines
URINARY
Pain in kidneys = dark bloody urine – albumin, sugar
CHEST
Oppression, violent palpitations. Hydrothorax,     Pericarditis – effusion

EXTREMITIES
Wandering rheumatism}
                     Gout             } Redness; swelling; hyperaesthesia < motion.
PECULIAR
SYMPTOMS
 Burning & icy coldness in stomach & abdomen. Dysentery with bloating of gas. Nausea < smell of food
THREAD
Hypersensitiveness, over reaction, intolerance



RHUS TOXICODENDRON- pain remedy,
Plant source.  Prover - Hahnemann
CAUSE
Strain; Injury; River bathing in summer, Getting wet, beer
MIND
Fear of being poisoned; at night
HEAD
Swashing sensation
THROAT
Sore <cold wet; open air
STOMACH
Thirst cold; Desires milk.Hunger without desire
ABDOMEN
Typhoid abdomen, distended-rumbling.
Pain >motion
RECTUM
Dysentery- bloody cadaverous, frothy => pain in thighs
FEMALE
Lochia offensive, thin, shooting pains> motion; < rest
BACK
Pain, stiffness >motion, lying on back, hard floor. < Turning in bed
EXTREMITIES
Inflammation joints, wandering pains- large area. Painful numbness.< 1st motion; cold air;  >Contd motion.
FEVER
Typhoid. Thirst in all stages
SKIN
Red eruptions, vesicular, bloody, burning. Cellulitis.
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
<1st motion; > contd motion.
Tongue- red triangular tip
Painful numbness
Chills with thirst; Hunger without desire
THREAD
Infections, inflammation,
Physical restlessness which>


ARNICA MONTANApain remedy – Plant source.
Prover: Dr.Hahnemann
Cause
Trauma: mental/physical; recent or remote. 
`ITIS’ . Excessive use of an organ. Thrombosis Hurry. Morose but physically restless
Mind
Fear of touch; instant death.
Child holds breath when angry
Is OK in serious disease. Scratches –wall, bed, head –in coma. Brooding. Answers slowly
Head
Hot & cold spots. Meningitis. Pain like a nail
Vertigo of aged. Aneurysms, thrombo-embolism.
Throws head back while walking.
Eye
Hemorrhage. Objects lean forward
Nose
Epistaxis. Sneezing from over-lifting
Stomach
Eructations like bad eggs. No appetite am. Ravenous at pm. Thirst for ? something.
Averse- milk, meat. Desires: Vinegar
Abdomen
Diarrhoea- typhoid; rotten egg, bloody, frothy, purulent, involuntary, painful. Prolapse>washing
Urinary
Retention after straining or labor.
Female
Abortion & pain after strain/injury.
Respiratory
Cough < sleep not waking; < yawning, weeping.
Heart
Shakes body; Strain; Fear of death-palpitations.
Skin
Boils- crops, mature slowly, bed sores,.
Wandering itching. Echymoses
Fever
Intermittent, Typhoid, septic, traumatic.
Chills, heat & redness of 1 cheek. Coldness < side lain on.
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Fear of touch; Feels he is well; Desire to scratch; Thirst for ?something. Flatus- rotten egg smell.
Cough< yawning, weeping. Hunger at night.
THREAD
Vascular effects (aneurysm, clots). Congestion, Hemorrhages, After injury

  
BRYONIA ALBApain remedy – Plant source
Prover: Hahnemann
CAUSE
Injury, Gluttony, Taking cold; Anger, fright, grief
MIND
Hasty, quarrelsome, fear of future/ death, Capricious, despairs cure. Delirium- talks of business, going home.
HEAD
Vertigo in occiput< rising. Heavy crushing pain <least motion, straining, Scalp sensitive <touch
EYE
Glaucoma –pains behind eye
NOSE
Vicarious bleeding <menses.
FACE
Dark red, bloated. Dry lips, Chewing motion
MOUTH
Dryness, bitter. Jerking toothache> cold drinks. <brushing teeth, tobacco. Soapy saliva
STOMACH
Thirst-hasty; large-cold or warm. Heaviness< eating. Craves coffee, alcohol; what he cannot relish. Averse: milk. Bitter vomiting.
ABDOMEN
Tender, swollen>lying on. Constip-large hard burnt. Diarrhoea-am, painless, involunt<sleep, cabbage, hot weather, burns anus. <over lifting
URINARY
Invol< exertion. Burning <not urinating.
FEMALE
Mastitis- hard, hot, swollen. Ovaritis
RESPIRATORY
Cough- dry,hard,painful. From stomach<eating, drinking, Bronchitis, Pleurisy- holds chest. Sharp stitches. Pleural rub
EXTREMITIES
Inflamed joints< motion. >pressure, total rest. Pricking soles. Walks backward.
SKIN
Undeveloped rashes
FEVER
Chill- hot head /red face. <all sympts. Delirium.
DREAMS
Of hard work, business; somnambulism
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Quarrelsome. Gluttony. Vicarious bleeding; Talks business; Averse-milk Undeveloped rash. Mucus membranes dry, serous exude
THREAD
Inflammation body & mind. Motion< Hemorrhages.  Suppressed eruption


ACONITE – Pain & Fever remedy. Plant source
Prover: Dr.Hahnemann
CAUSE
Shock, Violent emotions, Fright, dry cold winds, Dentition, Sleeping in sun. Checked perspiration
MIND
Extreme fear, of death, anxiety, restlessness. Frantic bites nails, desires death- predicts it.
HEAD
Pain bursting, burning, boiling with urination. Hair pulled as if. Crackling, pulsating.
EYE
Dry hot inflamed<sun, foreign bodies
EAR
Sensation of a drop of water
NOSE
Epistaxis bright red, Sensitive to odors.
FACE
Anxious expression, pale/red alternately. Neuralgia. Lips black, peeling.
MOUTH
Pain in good teeth. Grinding. Gums/tongue inflamed- stammering. Taste bitter not water.
STOMACH
Projectile vomiting with fear,sweat,urination. <milk; wine>. Nausea before diarrhea
ABDOMEN
Colic-no position>. Jaundice of newborn. Bloody watery stools<hot days. Hot fluid escapes.
RESPIRATORY
Hoarse, croupy painful cough>lying on back. Stitches <ascending.Hemoptysis.
HEART
Carditis, pulse fast, furious. Angina L shoulder =>L arm, tingling,anxiety,fainting >sitting erect
EXTREMITIES
Arthritis hot swollen. Powerless. Drops of water down legs.
FEVER
Chill in waves; Burning heat eyes,lids,nose etc. Uncovers. Sweat profuse,uncovered/ affected parts.
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Fear out of proportion in minor illness. Predicts death. Del-deformed part is. Respiratory ailments in cold weather/ Bowels in hot weather.
THREAD
Fast, furious effects: inflammation-neuralgia, exaggerated intensity with FEAR. Hemorrhages


ARSENICUM ALBUMAll round drug- Chemical source
Prover: Hahnemann
CAUSE
Infection, poisoning; Cold air/drink/,food; Fruits, Alcohol; Exertion, seashore, Tobacco;
MIND
Oversensitive, Fastidious, Fear of death; thieves;ghosts;loss; Miserly;Suicidal; Restless anxiety
HEAD
Constant motion, Vertigo with cough;Early gray hair,falling;dandruff. Thrown back-pain<talking
NOSE
Thin, watery,excoriating
FACE
Pale anxious,sunken(eyes),toxic, cold sweat, black lips, Cancer
MOUTH
Dry,Tongue trembling,stiff,white / black/brown coat, Trembles. Bites tumbler Taste bitter Grinds teeth
STOMACH
<Smell/thought of food. thirst small. Uneasiness. Desires sour,coffee,milk,brandy. Averse sweets,butter,fats. Pain<eating
ABDOMEN
Anguished pain, rolls about, despair of life. Watery stools, involuntary,burn,black,mucus, lienteric <cold drinks. Gastro-enteritis, cholera
MALE
Ejaculation with diarrhoea. Hydrocele
FEMALE
Leucorrhoea-watey,acrid,burning. Sexual desire ↑menses. Burning mammae>motion. Cancer
RESPIRATORY
Asthma, Sulphur vapors; must lean forward & sit. <odors,laughing,ascending, turning in bed. >coffee, sweet water. Hemoptysis- back burns. Cyanosis, cold sweat
SKIN
Dry,rough,scaly,cracked,seared,Parchment.  Eczema,ulcers-chronic,carbuncles, burning. Sympts alt. with internal illness. Spots-white/black. Gangrene
SLEEP
Restless, shocks in sleep. Dreams of death, sorrow, fear.
EXTREMITIES
Twitching,starting<sleep.Trembling, tingling, blue. Ulcers,cracks fingertips.Erupns burn violently.
FEVER
Internal burning heat.Chill>open air. Sweat, thirst +++ hot. Waves of icy coldness.  Intermittent, moaning
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Restless prostration, burning>hot apps. Child>carried quickly; Fastidious, Oversensitive, anxious
THREAD
Toxic infections, profuse discharges (except female), fear, anxiety, despair.

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