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Natrum phosphoricum

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Synonyms: Phosphate of Soda, Sodi Phosphas, Sal Mirabile Perlatum, Alkali Phos, Tasteless Purging Salt etc. The Phosphate of Soda exists in minute proportions in all solids and fluids of the body. Like all the alkaline phosphates, its quantity is greater in flesh eating animals.

Its function in the blood is not conclusively known; but it has been recently demonstrated that it conveys carbonic acid from tissues to lungs. If this is so, it must have a nutritive value, and is well worthy of a therapeutical study. Schussler, so impulsive in therapeutics, is an excellent student of physiology. According to him, it plays an important part in the lymphatic system; hence in the blood genesis.

In 1800, Dr. Pearson introduced this salt into allopathy. He considered it a mild purgative, suitable to children, and persons of a delicate stomach. It has sometimes been given medicinally by substituting it for common salt.

Dr. William Stephenson (Edinburgh Medical Journal, 1867, Vol. XIII, p. 336) recommends it for “infants who are being artificially reared, and who are liable to frequent derangement of the bowels… where, from the character of the motions, there is a deficient or defective secretion of bile…. chalky stool, or white, fluid motions, and in many cases of green stools,” etc.

In our school, several partial provings were made years ago by Dr. Hering. In 1873, Schüssler mentioned it as a tissue remedy. Von Grauvogl lays more stress on the Muriate and Sulphate of Soda, preferring the phosphate of Potash in the saponifications of fats, change of gases, etc, as the most active. But Potash salts exist more in the blood-cells, muscles, etc, soda in the liquor sanguinis, Potash salts, when proved, show an aggravation when awakening, that is, when we begin to use oxygen, which was stored up during sleep; soda salts are worse during sleep, while oxygen is accumulating (C. Hg.). Hence, even though as alkalis they have many similarities, we shall find sharp differences, depending upon variations in function. Potash must be present to insure an amount of oxygen calculated to keep muscles in their full power of contraction; soda must be present to carry away carbonic acid, a resultant of oxidation.

The following resume is collected from nineteen provings made by twelve provers; nine males, three females. The potencies range from the sixth to the 100,000th. No prover knew the name of the medicine, nor did any two have opportunities of conversing or comparing notes. In no case was a single dose given, but at least twenty were taken. The first proving was made in 1869, the last in August 1875.

I am well aware that prejudice will lead some to refuse these provings because they were made principally with the high potencies. This, however, will in no wise alter their truth falsity. If four or more persons, in different seasons of the year and different latitudes, experience the same effects from any given potency, we have an indisputable right to claim these effects as resulting from the medicine taken. If only one prover develops a certain symptom, or set of symptoms, they may be fallacious or they may be true. Who shall decide from preformed opinion? Neither. There is no court of appeal for the homoeopathician but that which Hahnemann was the first to establish, viz., experiment. So with the symptoms here offered for trail. If they fail when tried, let them go. If they do not fail, let us use them, however our prejudices may question their origin.

Great care has been exercised in preparing the accompanying resume. Symptoms which had been previously experienced by the provers have generally been omitted. Something may thus have been lost, especially as illustrating the reawakening of latent disease; but much has been gained in precision and certainty. For the same reasons obscure or indefinite symptoms have been reserved until more clearly expressed.


Each symptom has the initial of the prover and the potency used. Mrs. P; Miss F; A., a doctress; Dr. V.; Dr. H.; Dr. K.; Dr. D.; Dr. S; Dr. Hn; Mr. H; Mr. M; Mr. J.
NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM. (Every fifth symptom of this proving has been marked with numerals like 5, 10, 15, and so on)


Melancholy, especially after emissions. J., 10m.
Depression; too apt to dwell on annoyances. J., 50m
Frequent attacks of gloominess, evening Dr. D., cm.
Apprehensive of some approaching evil. J., 50m.
5. Worries about his health; about the future. Dr. D., 10m.
Vexed at trifles; disposed to be irritable. M., 50m.
Ill-humor, mostly forenoons; no ambition to do anything; inclines to study in the evening. Dr. D., 10m, cm.
Imagines he hears footsteps in the next room. M., 50m.
Study makes him so nervous he must get up and walk about. M., 50m.
10. Study is burdensome; it is so difficult to remember what is read. Dr. D., cm.
Easily startled by the least noise, especially at night, causing palpitation. See Sleep. Dr. D., cm.


On rising in the morning, dizzy, as if he would fall; objects turn around; gone feeling in the stomach; nervous. Dr. S., cm.

Internal Head.

Tensive headache, with dullness and heaviness, accompanied by dim sight, as from a veil before the eyes. P., 30th.
Frontal headache, sharp over the left eye every forenoon. Dr. S., cm.
15. Pain at the right temple extending to right eye and ear, at noon; better by 5 p.m. (after eating grapes). In evening pain over left temple while riding in a street car. P. 6th, 30th.
Immediately after dinner, sharp tearing in left side of head, front of ear and temporal region particularly.
Dr. D., cm.
Pressure over the right eye, with sighing as if room were too close; later over left eye; worse before and after, better during menses. F. 30th.
Pinching in left temple descending to left year and tonsil. P. 6th.
Heaviness and fullness of the head, with flushes of heat in the afternoon, followed by sweat. P., 2c.
20. Empty feeling in the head; stomach feels empty. Dr. S., cm.
Frequent sensation of fullness in the head with pulsating pain on stepping. Dr. D., 10m, cm.
Pain in center of left eyebrow.
Pain in left orbit, with pain in bowels, extending up into the chest; flatulence.
Headache at 9 A.M., preceded by gagging and faint feeling; pain all over head, better at first from pressure; no better after dinner or siesta, but suddenly leaves at 8 P.M. Dr. V., 1m
25. Headache at 10 A.M. M., 10m
Every afternoon, after menses headache. F., 30th.
Headache better after breakfast; worse after dinner. Dr., S.

External Head.

Rheumatic drawing up left side of occiput into the forehead. 50m.
Very severe pains in the temples nearly all the morning. Dr. S., cm.

Sight, Eyes.

30.Mist before the eyes; halo around the gas light; eyes feel sore, weak. Dr. S., cm.
On rising, 5 A.M. flickering of sight in left eyes. A., 10m.
Dim sight; as from a veil over eyes, with dull, heavy headache. P., 30th.
Quivering of right eyelid while reading, before sleep, and on awaking. Dr. Hn., 30th.
On using the eyes, dull, aching pain in the orbit above the ball; eyelids feel sore, itch and burn. Dr. S.,cm. 35. Eyes feel sore when reading in evening. M. 10m.
Eyes as if bathed in hot water; drowsy. M., 50m.
Eyes bloodshot, M. 10m; feel as if sand was in them, mostly the left eyes. M. 50m.
Burning lachrymation; drowsy’ 10 A.M. M.,50m.
Inner canthus of right eye feels sore, he wants to rub it; slightly injected. Dr. S., cm.
40. Aching in right eyeball, with pain in same as if bruised. Dr. K., 1m, 10m.
Scrofulous ophthalmia. Schüssler.
Lids feel heavy and itch along the margins; pain over the eyes. Dr. S., cm..

Hearing, Ears.

Tickling from middle ear into the Eustachian tube. J., 10m.
45. While lying down, sensation as of water dropping from a height into a long, narrow vessel. M., cm.
Lobe of right ear burns and itches so intolerably he has to scratch until it bleeds, face burns; joints itch. M., 50m.

Smelling Nose.

Offensive odor before the nose in the morning two days. Dr. D., cm.
Slight epistaxis in the morning; irritable. Dr. D., 10m.
Tough, clear-white phlegm from posterior nares. J., 10 m.
50. Dropping of thick, yellow mucus from the posterior nares; worse at night; awakens him, he must sit up to clear his throat. J., 1m, 10 m.
Left nostril stopped up; accumulation of mucus in the throat. J., 1 m.
Left nostril stopped up; worse in open air. M., 50 m.
Left nostril sore, painful; picks it continually, scabs form. Dr. S., 70m, cm.
Itching of the nose.. A., 10 m.

Teeth, Gums

55.Teeth in the morning and mouth all the day covered with brownish mucus. J., 10m.

Taste, Talking, Tongue.

Coppery taste, 5 A.M. A., 10m.
Bad taste in the mouth, morning, on awaking; gastric symptoms. Dr. D., cm.
Tries to say a word, but it will not come out; feels as if something closed in the throat, preventing speech. J., 10m.
Sensation of hairs on the tip of the tongue, followed by prickling numbness of whole mouth, next day a small pimple. P., 2c.
60. Tongue coated dirty-white with a dark- brown center. Dr. D., cm.
Blisters on tip of tongue. M., 10m.

Palate, Throat.

Sensation as of a pin prickling the right side of the throat; worse swallowing liquids; better from solids. Dr., S. 70m.
Accumulation of mucus in the throat, causing hawking, afternoons; this causes a tickling and slight cough.
Dr. D., cm.
Right side of throat sore. Dr. S., cm.

Desires, Aversions.

65. Desires strong-tasting things, even alcohol. Dr. Hn., 30
Desires strong-tasting things. J., 1m.
Desires for beer; it relieves the gone ness. M., 50m.
Desires for fried eggs, J., 1m; for eggs, M., 50m.
Aversion to bread and butter, yet formerly fond thereof; very persistent for weeks. Dr. D., 10m.,cm.
70. Not very hungry for meals, yet enjoys them; most appetite for supper. Dr. D., cm.
No desire for food; sick, gone feeling. Dr. S., cm.

Eating, Drinking.

Before breakfast; pressure from spine to stomach, A., 10m; headache better. Dr. S., cm.
After breakfast; nervous, went to bed again. Dr. S., cm.
Before dinner: 11 to 12 o’clock, sick feeling, nervous; empty, gone feeling; pulse quick, jerking Dr. S., cm.
75. After eating a little, feels full. M., 50m.
After dinner, headache. Dr. S., cm.
Fullness in the stomach all the time, but worse after eating. Dr. D., cm.
Sensation of heaviness in the epigastrium, better after eating. P., 30th.
Feels weak and cross after dinner, would like to lie down, Dr. D., cm.; empty feeling in the chest and abdomen, M., 1m.; empty, gone feeling all day, but worse after eating, Dr. S., cm.

Eructations, Nausea.

80.Eructations after eating. M., 1m.
Eructations frequent, tasteless. 10m, 50m.


Heavy feeling in the stomach, causing a restless feeling; third day after tea. A., 10m.
Constant feeling of fullness. Dr. D., cm.
Awakens, 2 A.M.., with pressure in the stomach; feels as if a stick was pressing up and forward from about the last dorsal vertebra into the stomach. A., 10 m.
Gone ness in the stomach and abdomen, even in the chest. M.,1m, 10m, 50m, cm; H., 10m. See also symptom by Dr. S.; gone ness at 4 P.M.., M.
85. Gone ness in the stomach and abdomen, with a feeling weight above the ensiform. See Chest and Arms.
M., 50m.; H.,10m.


Anxiety felt through the abdomen, lasting only a few moments. Dr. K.,1m.
Bloated feeling, worse evening; wind in the bowels; must loosen the clothing; urging to stool. Dr. S., cm.
Pain in the bowels ascends to the stomach; flatulence; at the same time return of pain in left orbit
Gone ness See 85.
90. Colic, as from wind pressing the bladder, causing frequent micturation; urging to stool. M., 50m, cm.

Rectum, Stool.

Distressing, burning, contracting pain in anus and lowest part of rectum; feels it after awaking from a troubled dream. Dr. D., cm.
Diarrhoea, colicky pains before morning. M., 50m.
Three or four diarrhoeic stools a day, with much flatus lest faeces escape also. Dr. D.,cm.
One day costive, next day diarrhoea. M., 50 m.
95. Costive. M.,1 m, 10 m, Dr. D., 10m, cm.
Urging to stool two evenings, 8 P.M. in succession, M., 10 m, cm.
While at stool, sensation as if a marble dropped in left abdomen (descending colon) two evenings 8 P.M.
M., 10m.
Itching of the anus. Soreness. M., 50m.
Urging to stool; feels often as if bowels would move, but they do not.
100. Itching about the anus.

Kidneys, Urine.

Fine stitching pains in left renal region. Dr. D., cm.
Urine dark-red; no sediment. 1m.
Constant urging. M., 10m.
Burning during urination; urine apparently normal. M., 50m.
105. Obliged to urinate, but pressure not thereby relieved. A., 10m.
Frequent micturation, 90m, cm, Dr. S., cm.

Male Parts.

Sexual desire, but no erections. 1m; later, total absence of desire. M., 10m.
General sexual excitement. Dr. S., 70m.
Sexual desire diminished; drawing in the right spermatic cord. M., 50m.
110. Seminal emissions without erotic dreams; two in one night. Dr. S., cm.
Emission of se-men some hours after coitus; no dream or erection. M., 50m, cm.
Emissions almost every night (married man); preceded by slight pains in the testicles, mostly left. M., 50m.
Three emissions in one week; unconscious thereof until morning. J.,1m, M., 10m.
Emissions every night; no lascivious dreams; se-men thin, watery, smells like stale urine. J., 10m.
115. Emissions every other night. Dr., S., cm.
After coitus, burning and itching at meatus urinarius; urging to stools, and urine; bowels loose, stools small.
M., 50m.
After emissions, melancholy; pain through right groin next day. M., 50m. For weeks dull drawing in test-icle and cord. M., cm..
Pain in left spermatic cord. M., cm.
Pain in left test-icle and about the chin. M., cm.
120. Itching of the prepuce. Dr. D., cm.

Female Parts.

Great unusual excitement; not able to get to sleep until near 1. A.M.; awoke at 5 unrested. A., 10m.
Three nights later sexual dreams; thinks she is with her husband, but the act is prevented by the unbidden entrance of some stranger. A., 10m.
Menses five days too early. A., 10m.
Menses five days too early (always regular before); feet icy cold by day, burn at night in bed; flow pale (dark in health), with pressure over right eye, and desire to take a long breath, as if room was too close.
Three days later, headache over left eye; all worse 3 to 4 P.M. Fifth day, flow dark as usual.
125. After menses much worse. Trembling about the heart; worse walking upstairs; pressure in pitch of stomach; better eating; headache returns every afternoon, now over one, now over other eye; sleep restless, tosses from side to side. F., 30th.
Next period three too early. Same symptoms as before, but flow stopped two days and returned with headache, chilliness, restless sleep, and paralytic aching in right wrist; knees felt as if the cords were shortened. F., 30th. ( Was under treatment eighteen months before symptoms were all removed).


Constant tendency to sigh; menses. F., 30th.


Cough after drinking water. J., 10m.
Cough from tickling in the throat. See 63.

Inner Chest, Lungs.

130. Like the weight above the ensiform, with empty feeling in stomach and abdomen. M., 50m.
Empty feeling in the chest and abdomen after a meal. M., 1m.
Heaviness in epigastrium and lower third of sternum, worse going upstairs; during menses. F., 30th.
Lower third of sternum pains as if torn in two. J., 10m.
Sudden feeling of fullness in upper part of chest. P., 6th, 200th.
135. Burning deep in chest, worse right side; evening in bed. Dr. S., cm.
Pain from right clavicle diagonally to stomach, so intense that it made her to start, followed by hoarseness.
P., 6th
Pain through left chest and in left shoulder. Dr. S., cm.
Pain through chest. After dinner, especially left side. Dr. S., cm.

Heart, Pulse.

Trembling about the heart going upstairs; after menses, F., 30th.
140. Heart feels uneasy and pains especially about its base when pains in limbs and great toe are better. P.,
6th. (Twenty years ago had pains in toe and heart relieved with Lycopod.; no return until now).
Every strange noise causes palpitation. Dr. D., cm.
Lying down at night, hears the heart beat as though it came from under the pillow. M., cm.
Feels the pulse all over the body. J., 1m.
Pulse is felt in different parts of body, as if shot were rolling through the artery. M., 50m.
145. Feels as if a lump or bubbles started from the heart and were through the arteries. J., 10m.
Pulse quick, jerking. See 74; Dr. S., cm.

Outer Chest.

Intercostal muscles feel sore and as if drawn when sitting erect or moving chest, not in ordinary breathing.
M., 50m.
A spot in right chest feels bruised. P., 200th.
Sore pressing pain, as after a contusion about cartilages of fourth to sixth ribs, right side, worse from deep breathing, deep pressure; later in the evening, can not breathe deeply, or move the arms, or bend body backwards. Dr. D., cm.
150. Contracted feeling in walls of right chest, lasting only a few moments. Dr. D., 10m.

Neck, Back.

Rheumatic pain in right shoulder; feels nervous. M., 50m.
Crick in both sides of neck. M., 1m, 50m.
On taking a deep breath, stitches to right of spine, morning. Dr. D., 10m.
Lying in bed, 11 P.M., weak feeling in small of back, most felt when lying in back, but not relieved by lying on the side; diminishes in a few minutes, and is followed by an annoying deep-seated twitching in left inguinal region. Dr. D., cm.
155. Pain in the articulation of the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum, left side, pressing the spot causes a pain down the thigh to knee, 10m, Later this spot grew more painful, and the leg seemed to give way walking, as though knee was weak. J., 50m.

Upper Limbs.

Slight drawing in the left deltoid, morning. Dr. D., cm.
Heaviness of the right arm. M., 50m.
Numbness of the right hand and arm. P., 200th.
Arms (left) feel ‘gone’ tired. J., 10m.
160. Arms so weak she must let them drop. P., 6th.
Synovial crepitation . P., 6th, J., 10m, M., 1m, 10m, 50.
Drawing in right wrist-joint. Dr. D., cm.
Sudden drawing crampy pain in left wrist, at various times, extending over dorsum of hand to fingers ; Index finger intensely painful. Dr. D., cm.
Slight crampy pain in left hand, particularly index finger. Dr. D., cm.
165. Pain in right index finger in an old gouty joint. P.,6th.
Deep-seated pain in right wrist going to centre of palm. P., 6th.
Sharp pain, like a needle, in middle finger of right hand. Dr. D., cm.
Rheumatic pains in joints of little finger, left hand. M., 50m.
Pains darting in little finger of left hand, then in the right; worse riding. P., 6th.
170. Pain in the little finger of right hand. M., 5m, 10m.
While writing can not keep the hand from trembling; the pen moves further than he designs; thus he makes a ‘t’ or a ‘y’ too long. J., 10m. See also Skin.

Lower limbs.

Sudden giving way of legs while walking, as though they would be paralyzed; fears she will have typhoid fever. P.,6th, 200th.
Unsteady gait Hn., 10m.
After getting up for several mornings, legs feels from knees down heavy as if paralyzed. M.,cm.
175. On getting up after sitting awhile, knees tremble. Dr. S., cm.
Tired in the morning, weak feeling in the legs seemingly relieved by forcibly stretching. Dr. D.,cm.
Slight drawing in left ischiatic nerve from foramen to middle of thigh. Dr. D., cm.
When walking, calves feel as if pulled tight. M., 10m.
Muscles of left knee pain as if hamstrings were too short. M., 10m.
180. Feeling as if cords were shortened; after menses.
Hamstrings feel stiff when he attempts to rise; he ‘kicks out’ to limber up. M., cm.
Drawing in the hamstrings of left leg while walking. J., 10m.
Twitching in joint of left knee. Dr. D.,cm.
Pain in left popliteal space going upstairs .P., 6th.
185. Synovial crepitation. P., 6th. J., 10m. M., 1m, 10m 50m.
Bruised pain inside of thighs when walking upstairs. M., 10m.
Pains about the patella. M., cm.
Dull itching in right thigh, very severe. M., 10m.
Drawing in inner side of left thigh. M. 50m.
190. Sensation of a needle piercing the calf while walking. M., 10m.
Right calf feels as if tightly bandaged. M., 1m.
Pains between knees and ankles when walking fast. M., cm.
Slight pains about shin and left testicle. M., cm.
Aching along the shins while walking. P., 6th,
195. Big toe pains. P., 6th, 200th. When rubbing it, it prickles as if going to sleep. P.,200th.
Right big toe pains; as this gets better pain in heart. P., 6th
Pain in ball of left foot. M., cm.
Pain in hollow of left foot , worse walking or exercising; alternates from foot to foot. M.,50m.
Muscle pain when flexing left foot. M.,cm.
200. Ball of left foot pains; pain in calf, worse on first rising. M., cm.
Pain in ball of left foot walking. M., 10m.
Pain in hollow of right foot after going upstairs; also while riding. P 6th. See also Skin.

All the Limbs.

Right wrist and left ankle weak, and ache as if paralyzed; after menses.
Drawing in hands, feet, wrist-joints and left shoulder. Dr. D.,cm.

Rest, Motion, etc.

205. Ascending: chest 132; heart, 139; hollow of foot, 202; inside of thigh, 186; pain in popliteal space,
184; heavy feeling in epigastrium, 132.
Descending: knees ache.
Walking; shins, 194, between knees and ankles pains, 192; legs give way, 172; like needles in calf, 190;
calves, 178; hamstrings, 182; ball of foot pains, 201: crepitation of joints; pain in hollow of foot, 198.
Motion: crick in neck; intercostals sore; worse moving arms, 149; must move 9.
209/1/2 stepping: pulsating pains in head, 21.
Stretching: relieves legs, 176.
210. Flexing: foot, muscles pain, 199.
Stooping: pain over right eye.
Standing: legs weary, tired 216.
Sitting erect: intercostals sore, 147; falls asleep while sitting, 219.
Lie down: desire to, 79.
214/1/2 Lying: in bed, feels pulsation all over; ears, 45; lying on back, back weak, 154; lying down at night
hears heart beat, 142.
215. Rising: hamstrings, 181; stiff; knees tremble, 175; on first rising legs feel paralyzed, 174; pain in calf,
200; flickering of sight, 31.


Weariness of the legs while standing. M., 50m.
General lassitude. C.Hg., Ha., M., P., Dr. S., Dr. D., H.
Languid in hot weather (hitherto indifferent to summer heat). M., cm.
Very tired in the afternoon, falls asleep while sitting. Dr. D., 10m, cm.


220. Sleepless after 12 P.M. until 3 A.M. Dr. Hn., 30th.
Cannot get to sleep; feels so hot; thoughts crowd on his mind. Dr. D.,cm.
Restless sleep during and after menses. F., 30th.
Restless sleep all through the proving. Dr. Hn., 30th.
Could not get to sleep until 4 A.M.; then had a tiresome sleep until 5 A.M. A., 10m
225. Drowsy all day, mostly forenoon. M.,1m.
Drowsy afternoons, must lie down; after dinner, so sleepy can hardly keep his eyes open; tired weary, not disposed to do anything. Dr. D., cm.
Sleepy from 3 P,M. until bed time, then sleepless from thoughts; finally on going to sleep, dreams of these thoughts. Dr. Hn., 30th.
Sits up in bed, seizes the sheet, and folds it precisely along the hems. M., 50m.
Wide awake from the least noise. Dr. D., cm.
230. Awakens after 12 P.M.; soon after, a sensation as from an electric shock through the body, trembling and palpitation as from fright. Dr. D., cm.
Awakens in the night and imagines pieces of furniture are persons. M., 50m.
Awakens, fears his child, who has a trifling ailment, is dead; he goes to her room to relieve the otherwise ineffaceable impression (never nervous before in sickness). M., 50m.
Dreams of sexual excitement.
Troublesome dreams. A., 10m.
235. Vexing dreams. Dr. H., 1m; J., 50m.
Dreams of the dead; tired on awakening. Dr. D., cm.

Times of the day.

Night; easily startled, 11; mucus from post. Nares, 50; emissions, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115; feet burn, 124; hears heart, 142, imagines furniture people, 231.
After 12 P.M., @ A.M. pressure in stomach, 83; cannot sleep until 1 A.M., 121; sleepless, 220; awakens, 230.
Morning; dizzy, 12; temples, 29; on rising, 5 A.M., flickering of sight, 31; offensive odor before nose, 47; epistaxis, 48; mucus on teeth, 55; coppery taste, 56; bad taste, 57; diarrhoea, 92; awoke 5 A.M. unrested, 121; stitches rear of spine, 153; legs feel weak, 173, 176; drawing in deltoid. 156.
9 A.M. headache, 24.
240. 10 A.M. headache, 25; drowsy lachrymation, 38; 11 to 12 A.M. , sick, nervous, gone feeling, etc., 74.
Fore-noon, ill-humour, 7; drowsy 225.
Afternoon: heavy head, flushes, 19; headache, 26; hawking, 63; tired, 219, 226; sleepy, 227; flushes of heat, 251.
4 P.M. goneness, 84.
5 P.M. pain in temple; better.
Evening: gloomy, 3; inclined to study, 7; eyes sore, 35; bloated, 87; Pressing sore pain in chest, 149; 11 P.M., weak feeling in back, 154; flushes sweat, 252; itching of skin.
8 P.M. headache suddenly leaves, 24; urging to stool, 97.

Warmth and cold.

Feels warm weather more than usual.
245. Nervousness, goneness at the stomach, headache crick in the neck, worse in the thunderstorm. M.,50m
Desire to take a long breath, as if the room was too close; menses.
Worse in open air; left nostril stopped up, 52.

Chill, Fever, Sweat.

Chilly, felt mostly in the chest. 1m.
Chill, followed by hot flushes around the body. Dr. H.,1m.
250. Feet icy old, burn at night, menses.
Flushes of heat and sweat; evening. M., 10m.
Flushes every afternoon, headache in a lady, who, though 50, never had them before. P., 30th.


Right: temple, 15; pressure over eye, 17; lid quivers, 32; inner canthus sore, 39; eyeball aches, 40; lobe of ear itches, 46; pricking throat, 62; throat sore, 64; drawing in cord, 109; pain through groin, 117; burning in chest, 135; clavicle to stomach, 136; bruised spot in chest, 148, 149; walls of chest feel contracted, 150; shoulder pains, 151; stitches to rear spine, 153; heaviness in arm, 157; hand numb, 158; drawing in wrist-joint, 162; index finger, 165; wrist to center of hand, 165; like needle in index finger, 167; pain in litter finger, 170; dull aching in thigh, 188; calf feels as if bandaged, 191; big toe, 196; hollow of foot, 202; right wrist, left ankle, 203.

Left: Headache, 14; temple, 15; tearing in head, 16; pinching in temple, 18; center eyebrow, 22; orbit, 23; drawing up the occiput, 28; flickering in eye, 31; like sand in eye, 37; eyeball dry, 41; nostril stopped up, sore, 51, 52, 53; like a marble in left side of abdomen while at stool, 98; stitches in renal region, 101; pain in testicle, 112; in cord, 118; in test-icle and shin, 119; in chest and shoulder, 137, 138; deep twitches in inguinal region, 154; soreness about sacrum, etc 155; drawing in deltoid, 156; arms especially left feel ‘gone’, 159; drawing, crampy pain in wrist, 163; crampy pain in hand, 164; pains in joints of little finger, 168; drawing in ischiatic nerve, 177; hamstrings short, 179, 182; twitching in knee, 183; pain in popliteal
space, 184; drawing of inner side thigh, 189; ball of foot, 197; hallow of foot, 198; muscles pain, flexing left foot, 188; ball of foot, 200, 201; drawing in hands, feet, left shoulder, 204; itching pimples, 265.
255 Right—Left: temples, 15; pressure over eye, 17.
Left— Right: Darting in little finger of left, then of right hand, 169.
Worse from tough, rubbing etc: Big toe prickles hen rubbed, 195; must loosen clothing, 87.
Pressure relieves: Head at first, 24; want to rub eye, 39.
Riding: Headache, pains in right foot, knee, left hand.


260.Intense itching of face, especially of nose, also spots on body and limbs etc; feels like insect-bite; she wants to tear the flesh. A., 10m.
After going to bed, itching here and there, and lumps similar to hives raise up; scratching relieves itching, but is followed by burning; could not sleep. Dr. S.,cm.
Itching of the skin, particularly lumbar region and hips; rubbing causes an eruption of papules about the size of lentils and the colour of the skin. Dr. D., cm.
Itching about the joints, elbows, knees; at the same time, itching of right external ear; vesicles form. M.,50m.
Small, round, reddish papules about the tendo-Achillis and later on lower limbs, mostly on bend of joints, itching terribly. Dr. D., cm.
265. Pimples on left leg itching, burning; loss of appetite. Dr. S., cs.
Burning, stinging lump like hives, on the second joint of ring finger. J., 10m.
Itching about mouth and neck all through the proving. J.,10m.
Itching about mouth, neck; vesicles form; pimples like nettle-rash. M., 50m.
Itching of prepuce; of arms; of coccyx. M., 50m.

Other Drugs.

270. Apis removed hives.
Sepia aggravated, but finally relieved, eruption about joints.

About the author

E. A. Farrington

E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.

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