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Sometimes certain muscles, especially of the calves and feet, are subject to painful contractions, which are called cramps, coming on generally during sleep.

Treatment.-Press of squeeze the parts; if in the feet press them against the foot of the bed.

Medicines.-(One dose to be given at bedtime for a few nights.)


When they occur after fatigue.


To overcome the predisposition; feet cold. Nux v. 3.-

From no special cause, coming on in the night.

Sulph. 3.-

If these are insufficient.

Rhus 3.-

Cramps in the daytime, only whilst sitting.

Lycop. 6.-

Cramps whilst walking.

Coloc. 3.-

Soreness and stiffness after an attack.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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