Lithium Carbonicum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Lithium Carbonicum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      This remedy affects notably head; eyes; heart; small joints and urinary organs. Rheumatism connected with heart or eye lesions. Whole body feels SORE and heavy. Bruised spots from falls and blows. Violent lancinating pains, as from red hot needles. Pressing from within outward in head, abdominal ring; perineum, chest. Pain as of a dull point. Uric acid diathesis. Paralytic stiffness of the whole body. Prostration. Acidity. Increase of bulk and weight. Gout. Effects of bruises and falls.

Mind

      Disposed to weep about his lonesome condition. Difficulty in remembering names.

Head

      Ache better eating; but returns and remains until food is again taken. Vertigo with ringing in the ears. Headache from sudden suppression of menses. Head feels too large.

Eyes

      Feel dry and pain worse reading. Vertical hemiopia; right half of object is invisible, worse during menses. Sunlight blinds him.

Nose

      Swollen; and red esp. right side. Coryza; dropping from nose; in open air.

Ears

      Pain behind ear (left), extending to neck.

Face

      Both cheeks are covered with dry bran-like scales.

Throat

      Lumps of mucus drop into throat. Soreness extending to ear.

Stomach

      Gnawing in stomach; with pain in left temple; better eating. Acidity. Cannot endure slightest pressure of clothes; from fullness in pit of stomach.

Abdomen

      Pain in abdominal ring (left) like a pressing from within outward. Diarrhoea, after fruits or chocolates.

Urinary

      Pain in the region of bladder extending to spermatic cord after urination. Urine scanty; with much thirst; with red brown sediment. urine less in spite of taking normal drinks.

Male

      Erections after copious urination.

Female

      Pain in mammary glands which extends to arms and fingers.

Respiratory

      Air feels cold on inspiring, even into lungs. Constriction of chest.

Heart

      Pains, sore, with eye symptoms; going to head; with pain in bladder; worse bending forward; before menses; better urinating. Trembling and fluttering of the heart worse vexation.

Extremities

      Soreness of fingers better grasping. Ankle joint pains while walking. Pain in the joints is relieved by very hot water.

Skin

      Barber’s itch. Dry, harsh skin. Eczema.

Better

      Eating. Urinating. Motion.

Worse

      Night. Menses; after; suppressed.

Related

      Lyc; Nat-p; Sul-ac.

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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