Moschus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Musk is a well known perfume, which produces fainting in some by mere smelling of it; hence easy fainting in any diseased condition is its chief indication. It is suitable to persons of sensitive nature, hysterical women and men. Spasmodic, nervous effects with a feeling of coldness. FAINTS easily; while eating; during menses; from heart disease etc. Twitching; chokings; globus hystericus, ending in unconsciousness. As of a cool wind blowing on part. Tension, in muscles, skin, mind. Nervous; shuddering, laughter, hiccough etc. Buzzing, squeezing, plug like sensation. Poor reaction; diseases do not follow the normal course. Complains without knowing what ails him. Epilepsy, with shuddering as from a rigor or chilliness. Catalepsy. Imaginary diseases. Girls who are selfish, obstinate, self- willed, and much pampered; resort to all kinds of cunning to have their whims gratified. Coldness; general or of single parts. Parts lain on feel dislocated or sprained.

Worse

      Cold. Excitement. Suppressions, menses etc. Side lain on. During or after a meal. Pressure. Motion.

Better

      Open air. Rubbing. Smell of musk.

Mind

      Hurried; tremulous and awkward; bursting activity, with weakness; so that everything falls from the hands. Violent anger, talks excitedly, raves, scolds, till mouth becomes dry, lips blue, eyes staring and she falls unconscious. Fears noise, dying; fears to lie down, lest one die. Imaginary sufferings. Uncontrollable laughter. Sexual hypochondriasis. One feels as if being rapidly turned around. Talks to himself and gesticulates. Sudden loss of memory.

Head

      Vertigo, with fainting; as if falling from a height, worse stooping, better rising. Headache, with coldness, faintings, involuntary stools, and polyuria. Shivering in scalp.

Eyes

      Turned upwards, fixed and glistening.

Ears

      Sounds as from report of a cannon. Rushing, fleeting sound. Nervous deafness.

Nose

      Bleed, with spasmodic jerking of muscles.

Face

      One cheek red but cold, other pale and hot. Lips blue. Chewing motion of the lower jaw.

Stomach

      Desire for black coffee, beer and brandy. Everything tastes flat. Violent eructations. Spasmodic nervous hiccough. Aversion to food. Faints while eating. Nausea, on seeing or thought of food.

Abdomen

      Tension in abdomen as if clothes were too tight. Incarceration of flatus. Stools of sweetish odour. Stools are passed involuntarily in sleep.

Urinary

      Copious watery urine. Diabetes. Urine normal during day, but dark red, offensive at night.

Male

      Sexual desire increased; with insupportable tickling in the parts and tensive pain in penis. Impotence from diabetes. Nausea and vomiting after coition. Emissions, without erections. Erection, with desire to urinate.

Female

      Sexual desire increased, with intolerable titillations in parts (in old women). Dysmenorrhoea, with fainting.

Respiratory

      Sudden nervous suffocation; wants to take deep breath; worse becoming cold; better belching. Chest oppressed; hysterical spasms of the chest. Cough ceases; mucus cannot be expectorated. Cough, with pain under left breast. Asthma.

Heart

      Anxious palpitation; with fear of death, says I shall die. Hysterical. Trembling around the heart.

Neck & Back

      Tension in back, before menses.

Extremities

      One hand hot and pale, the other cold and red. Limbs; tense, feel too short. Coldness in tibia. Painful; restless.

Sleep

      Sleepy by day; sleepless at night, awakes frequently.

Fever

      Sensitive to cold air, which makes him shudder. Skin cold. Burning heat with restlessness. Sweat smelling like musk.

Related

      Carb-v; Castor; Ign; Nux-m; Val.

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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