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Thursday, 2 August 2012

LECTURES ON MATERIA MEDICA

Silicea and Cina are notified as children's remedies. I do not agree with this except as an attempt to simplify the task of a beginner in Homeopathic practice; for both these remedies I have had occasion to use in adult and geriatric practice.


SILICEA     Polycrest.            Mineral source;
Psoric,Syphilitic,Tubercular,Sycotic.      Prover: Hahnemann
CAUSE
Anticipation, weather change, cold,damp,draft. Jar. Checked sweat. Alcohol.

MIND
Obstinate, gloomy, sensitive. Anxious starting, fearful guilt/monomania, homesick, irritable, quarrelsome, confused, distracted, Image conscious. Fears failure; no emotions. Mentally acute-physically weak.
HEAD
Vertigo <looking up,closing eyes,lying L.side. Pain then blindness. Open fontanelles. Periodical pain>by urination, warmth,pressure. <noise,exertion,study,light,cold air,straining at stools, talking.After fast, severe illness. Lumps, crusty erupn Open fontanels. Sweat. Paralyzed sensation (R)< coition.
EYES
Swelling lachrymal fistula, stricture. <light Corneal opacity, Styes recurrent. Encysted tumors. Letters run. Cataract< suppressed sweat
EARS
Noises. Caries mastoid. Deafness> blowing nose, coughing; after loud report. Child bores ears
NOSE
Coryza.Infant  epistaxis/ ear affections. Cracks, crusts bleeding. Anosmia.
FACE
Indurated cracks- corners, Pale,waxy. Swelling glands, cancer.
MOUTH
Hair on tongue. Gum abscess, Teeth crumble, long; caries. Unilateral swelling tongue.
STOMACH
Averse to: Mothers milk, cooked or warm food. Desires: Ice creams, ice water. Appetite↑; but↓ on attempting. Cold stone as if. Sour vomit, eructation. Water tastes bad.
ABDOMEN
Liver abscess. Colic with yellow hands, blue nails. Distended, hard with thin legs. Pain rectum→testes < coition. Constipation; Fissure, fistula alternate chest symptoms; constriction. Stools recede. Ascites with diarrhoea<milk.
URINARY
Nocturnal enuresis< worms,head injury. Thick curdy, purulent foul pus. Calculi.
MALE
Hydrocele. Exhaustion<coition. Scrotal elephantiasis.
FEMALE
Abscess,fistula,tumors-mammae/vagina/uterus. Discharge-thin bloody; menses between; pus, offensive. Menses late/suppressed. Weakness→ abortion/sterility. Fetus violent. Nausea< coition.
RESPIRATORY
Cough gagging,shaking, retching<cold drinks, talking,lying,waking. Profuse foul yellow,lumpy, granular sputum. Pneumonia-rattling,stitching; neglected.
NECK & BACK
Osteoporosis. Sore<riding. Weakness<drafts.
EXTREMITIES
Finger tips papery. Sweaty feet- cold,foul, acrid, itching,suppressed.Trembling. Ingrown nails. Felons. Enlarged bursae over joints.Ganglion.
SKIN
Soggy, painful scars. Sensitive ulcers-cold, proud spongy, offensive. Joint abscess. Boils, pustules.
SLEEP
Awakes frightened. Talks,whines,laughs. Sleepy but  cannot sleep. Unrefreshed. Somnambulism
FEVER
Chilly. Painful part cold. Sweat<upper body, night, affected parts.
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Monomania. Mentally acute Physically weak. Nausea<coition. Swollen bursa- joints. Worms→ enuresis. Image conscious. Cries when spoken to.
THREAD
Ailments ≤malnutrition,worms.cold air. Tumors, Glands.Foul discharges. Burrowing infections.


CINA –          Childrens Polychrest;
Plant source                      Prover -Hahnemann
CAUSE
Round worms. Abdominal irritation, Anger, yawning. Sun, Full moon
MIND
Restless,tossing, Irritable,angry,touchy, dissatisfied<touch, carrying. >rocking. Desire many things-rejects.Convulsions<scolding. Guilty of wrong doing. Good child=> cross
HEAD
Pain alternates abd.pain; before epilepsy >stooping; Hair loose. <reading, staring, combing .Turns head.
EYES
Pupils dilate. Pulsation,twitching eyelids. Sees through haze>wiping.Colored vision..Squint. Dark around eyes. Weakness<masturbation.
NOSE
Picks, bores-bleeds.Rubs. Alae drawn in.
FACE
Pale sickly<cough.Cyanosis. Alternate cold,pale /red,hot. Chorea.
MOUTH
Grinds teeth,chews,swallows in sleep. Difficult noisy constant swallowing.
STOMACH
More the hunger,more the emaciation. Averse mothers milk.Hunger after vomiting. Craves sweets,bread. Vomit<eating,drinking.
ABDOMEN
Cramping,twisting pain>pressure<worms. Itch anus.
RESPIRATORY
Choking,suffocating, recurrent cough © sneezing, tears, torn sternal pain <slight motion.
EXTREMITIES
Convulsions,twitches, fingers jerk in.<L foot. Paraplegia© hunger. Tosses arms side to side.
SLEEP
Restless, gets on arms,knees, Cries, screams, talks,wakes frightened.
FEVER
Warm hands, pale cold face. Cold sweat face, hands. Hunger before chill, after sweat.
PECULIAR SYMPTOMS
Sourness. Bedwetting<full moon. Menses before puberty. Hungry emaciation <vomiting. Liquids difficult to swallow.
THREAD
Irritation of tissues due to worms. <attention. Capricious until undesirable.




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