Nux Moschata

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Nux Moschata signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Nux Moschata is used

      Myristica fragrans. M. officinalis. M. moschata. Nutmeg. *N.O. Myristicaceae. Tincture of powdered seeds deprived of the Mace. (The is the official direction. But t would be well to make a tincture of the nut with the Mace, as some symptoms of Mace are included. Also a fresh nut and fresh plant tincture should be prepared and tested.).

Causation

Fright. Mental exertion. Suppressed eruption. Bath (suppressed menses). Over-eating. Milk. Bad beer. Alcohol.

 

Characteristics

*Nux mosch. is one of the many examples of powerfully poisonous and medicinal substances used as common articles of food. The Nutmeg has a popular repute for putting off the menstrual period or else for bringing it on, as a remedy for diarrhoea, and also for boils. It is the use of ground Nutmeg for these purposes that has led to many cases of poisoning, and has supplied a large number of symptoms of the Schema. *Nux moschata is one of the most profoundly active of psychical remedies in the Materia Medica, producing states of exaltation resembling hysteria, and the mesmeric state with exalted senses and consciousness of double personality. A case reported by Stonham (*M. H. R., xl, 494) brings this out. A dark-haired young man ate two nutmegs one morning. In afternoon was exhilarated, able to do more than usual, to argue on any subject. At dinner mouth dry, great thirst, felt he could not drink enough to quench it. After dinner, head felt strange as if in a dream, but he jointed a small musical party, as he had intended. *He seemed to be two persons, and his real, conscious self seemed to be watching his other self playing. He could not play well, and had to desist. He seemed lost and when spoken to would come to himself with a start. Hearing for distant sounds much more acute than usual. A women who ate several nutmegs with the idea of bringing on abortion had the hallucination that she had *two heads. ***A.P. Williamson records (*N.Y. Medorrhinum Times, October, 1882) one case of a woman who took grated nutmeg for diarrhoea. After second dose of half nutmeg head felt queer and dizzy, then head felt large, could no reply to questions, though eyes were open and seemed to understand. Pupils dilated, eyes starting, face pale, respiration laboured. Semi-conscious and had to be shouted at, but relapsed into semi-consciousness., Pulse at first small or rapid, but during unconscious period, irregular, fuller, and weak. When consciousness first returned kept hands to her head “to prevent it falling off,’ was obliged to move her head with her hands, ” it being too large and heavy for her body.” Her chest felt as if in a vice, For some days was unable to use words properly, frequently obliged to stop in middle of a sentence and change it entirely from not being to use appropriate words. Exaltation of the senses and sensibilities runs through the remedy. One hypersensitive patient to whom I gave a single dose of *Nux.m. 30, said it seemed to put a coat of cotton wool over her. The senses of sight and touch are exalted in the same way as hearing. The mental disturbance many take all the protean forms of hysteria and even mania. Vanishing of thought. One man had complete loss of memory of his past life, and did not recover it for a week. The sensorium is disturbed as much as the mind, and a state of staggering, helpless drunkenness is induced. Connected with this are the sleep symptoms of *Nux.m., which give the leading keynote of the remedy. *Drowsiness. *Nux.m. is needed for drowsiness more frequently than *Opium itself. When any complaint causes drowsiness or is accompanied by drowsiness, Nux.m., must be considered: and if in addition there is chilliness and thirstlessness, *Nux.m. must be given. For Nux.m., m. is a chilly medicine, worse by cold and damp, better by warmth (with one or two exceptions). *Chilliness may be considered the second keynote. But quite a important is the third-*Dryness. The dryness may be only sensation, or it may be actual as well. Dryness of the mouth and tongue (usually, but not always, *without thirst), tongue so dry it adheres to the roof of the mouth. Neurotic patients who always awaken with a very dry mouth and tongue. “The *saliva seems thick, *like cotton. (I cured with *Nux.m. 30 a very bad cause of indigestion with acne in a youth who has this symptom). Eyes dry, too dry to close he lids. The skin is dry, and *Nux.m is suited to people who readily perspire. Another keynote is *tendency to fainting. This is allied to the drowsiness, sudden loss of memory, and vanishing of ideas. This is allied to the drowsiness, sudden loss of memory, and vanishing of ideas. Persons who easily faint away, from sight of blood, from standing (as to have a dress tried on), and those who have faintness or fainting during or associated with evacuations, these are likely to want *Nux.m. One or more of the above conditions will be present in the majority of cases needing *Nux.m, but there are few remedies which have more of the *striking and peculiar symptoms, the value of which Hahnemann was the first to perceive, than this remedy, and when these are present (or the well-marked conditions of worse and better ) they will be sufficient indication independently of those mentioned. Here are some *Sensations: As if drunk. Limbs as if floating in the air. Forehead as if as large again. Forehead as if pushed out. As if brain struck against side of head. Brain as if loose. Object appear much too large. Pain as of a rough body in Eustachian tube. Pricking as of electric sparks on cheek. As if wind incarcerated in stomach. As if a piece of bacon were in throat. As if food had formed itself into lumps in stomach. As if a piece of wood stretched across small of back were pressing from within out. As if heart would be squeezed off. As if something grasped heart. As if heart were beating in a vacuum. As if it were difficult to move tongue. As if blood were rushing to heart, and then all over body. As if left shoulder contained lead. As if a string were tied round arms. As of a grasping hand in upper arm. Pains as if bruised, sprained, wrenched, as if bones smashed. As if electrified. Pressure, throbbing, drawing, burning, are all common sensations. The *sensitiveness of *Nux.m. comes out in the soreness of parts lain on. The use of Nutmeg as a condiment has doubtless its origin in the fact that *Nux.m. is specifically related to weak digestion. It is indicated in conditions of excessive flatulence and when the smallest excess in eating or drinking sets up indigestion. The domestic use in menstrual irregularities has also a specific foundation. “Irregularity” is the chief note of the remedy here. Much bearing-down pain, blood dark. Uterine prolapse and displacements have been remedied by it, and threatened abortion warded off. In pregnancy, labour, the puerperal state (convulsion head jerked forward), it has a large sphere. There is a cough occurring only when warm in bed, or worse then. In constipation with drowsiness. *Nux.m. is often indicated as *Opium. Faintness during or after stool is a great indication. *Nux.m. is also haemorrhoidal and haemorrhagic. Protruding piles. Haemorrhage of typhus, fetid flatus. Incontinence of urine. The haemorrhages of Nux moschata are dark. All kinds of spasms and convulsions are developed in the provings. Catalepsy. Clairvoyant state: answers questions accurately quite out of her sphere, and on returning to consciousness knows nothing about it. Jactitation of muscles, chorea, jerks in inner parts in muscles, recovers with a start. Paralysis, with spasms and trembling, of tongue, eyelids, oesophagus. Locomotor ataxy excited by cold and wet. Puffiness, swellings, dropsy of outer parts. Buzzing sensation with numbness of hands an feet. The symptoms are worse by touch. Pressure better some symptoms and worse others. Lying on parts causes soreness. Riding in carriage causes headache, water-brash, backache. Rest better headache, worse bellyache, backache, rheumatism. Raising head from pillow causes deathly sickness. Lying down worse head. Worse on side lain on. Stitches in spleen causes bending double. Motion worse. Shaking head worse. Walking worse, ( better palpitation). Many symptoms appear in the morning. Drowsy by day. Dry mouth worse evening and night. Diarrhoea worse night. Heat better, hot summer worse (summer complaint of children), hot weather causes loose feeling in brain. Heat of bed worse or causes cough. Warmth of room causes hands to feel as if frozen. Warmth better other symptoms. Open air worse. Walking against wind causes hoarseness. Worse Damp, wet weather, cold weather, getting wet, before a shower, washing. A bath causes check of menstrual flows. Worse After eating an drinking, after cold drink. Drinking causes dry cough, colic.Drinking beer causes strangury. Brandy causes electrifying effect. Milk causes diarrhoea. Alcohol worse. Eating a little too much causes headache. *Nux.m. is suited to: Children. Women. Pregnant women. Persons with cool, dry skin, who do not easily perspire. Weakness of old age. Dyspepsia of old people. Constitutions with stiff, straight hair rather than crisp and curly. Delicate constitutions. Hydrogenoid constitution. ***P.P Wells (*Medorrhinum adv., xxi. 84) says that “in brain affections of infantile life _ in the stupor, insensibility, and unconquerable desire to sleep _ whether in idiopathic affections of the brain or in those occurring during cholera infantum _ *Nux.m. is one of the most precious remedies in the materia medica.” ***J.C. White (*H.P., xvii. 326) gives a striking instance of *Nux.m. headache better by *hard pressure in a man convalescing from a severe gunshot-wound of the head. He wanted the nurse to “bear her whole weight on it.” With the headache was rapid, anxious breathing, as if he could not get air enough and the “wind would be shut off.” *Nux.m. always relieved it. The 3x was first given, then a higher potency.

Clinical

Abortion, Apoplexy. Asthma, hysteric. Brain, softening of, infantile affections of. Catalepsy. Chilblains. Cholerine. Clairaudience. Clairvoyance. Convulsions. Cough. *Debility. Deltoid rheumatism. Dysmenia. Dyspepsia. *Eructations. *Eyes, *sight weak. Fainting. *Flatulence. Freckles. Frost-bite. Gastralgia. Haemorrhage. Headache. Head, convulsive movement of. Hiccough. Hoarseness. Hysteria. Intermittent fever. Locomotor ataxy. Lumbago. Marasmus. Menopause. Menorrhagia. Menses, suppressed Metrorrhagia. Mind, affections of. Pelvis, congestion of. *Perspiration, *bloody, *hysterical. Pregnancy, complaints of. Ptosis, Puerperal convulsions. Renal colic. Rheumatism *Sleep, *overpowering. Speech, defective. Stammering. Strangury. Toothache. Turpentine, effects of. Typhoid, haemorrhage in. Uterus, prolapse, of. Worms.

Relations

Antidoted by: Camph., Lauro., Gelsemium, Nux. Opium, Zn., Val. *It antidotes: Arsenicum, Lauro., Rhododendron, Lead colic, Turpentine, Alcohol bad yeasty beer. *Compatible: Lycopodium, Nux.v., Pulsatilla, Rhus, Stramonium, Ant.t. Compare: Myristica sebifera (boils and suppuration). Hysterical temperament, Ignatia (Nux moschata has excessive dryness of mouth). Rheumatism of left deltoid. Mg. c., Ferrum (right deltoid, Sanguinaria). Prolapsus uteri, Aesculus h., Sepia, Platina, Lilium tigrinum, Murex, Nux.v., Podophyllum, Pul., Sepia All ailments accompanied by sleepiness, Ant-t., Opium Loss of memory, Anacardium, Lac caninum, Lycopodium Does not recognize well-known streets, Cannabis indica, Lachesis, Camph, Borax Dry mouth, Agaricus, Lachesis Dry throat without thirst, Pulsatilla Soreness of parts lain on, Baptisia, Pr. Distress in stomach while eating or immediately after, Kali-bi. Epidemic in autumn, white, fetid stools, Colchicum Leucorrhoea in place of menses, Cocculus. Physometra, Borax, Lycopodium, Lac caninum Sudden hoarseness from walking against wind, Euphras., Hepar Cough during pregnancy Conium (of menstrual period, Lachesis). Effects of getting wet, damp weather, lying in damp places, Natrum sulph., Rhododendron, Rhus, of cold, moist winds, Arsenicum, Colc., Dulcamara (cold, dry winds, Aco., Bryonia). Effect or riding in carriage, Coccul. Worse lying on painful side (Pulsatilla worse on painless). Pressure and pushing towards genitals, Nat- m., Belladonna, Sepia, Sul. Head tends to fall to left (Lac d. to right). Faintness during or associated with evacuation, Apis, Pul., Spi., Verbascum (faintness with scanty stools. Croton tiglium, Dulcamara, Ox-ac., Pet., Sarsaparilla, Sul. Drowsiness with headache, Bruc., Gins., Gelsemium (difficult to keep eye open), Heracl., Sul. Sinking immediately after meals, Arsenicum, Cin., Lycopodium Bar sensation, Hematox. (across chest. Nux moschata has removed “Sensation of bar across abdomen with ends projecting out at back like a bar.” Arsen. has also acted curatively in a similar sensation). Bloody sweat, Nux- v., Lycopodium, Calcarea, Lachesis, Arnica, Cannot sweat, Staphysagria Nipples retracted. Sarsaparilla Worse Working in water, Calcarea Drink causes cough (Causticum, drink better cough). Nausea on raising head from pillow, Bryonia Throat dry without thirst (Mercurius mouth moist with thirst). Fainting, Mosch. Grasped heart, Cact., Lilium t.

SYMPTOMS.

Mind

Weeping mood with burning in eyes and lachrymation. Fickleness, with desire sometimes for one thing, at others for something else. Great inclination to laugh, to makes a jest of everything esp., when in open air, sometimes with a stupid look as if imbecile. Incessant flow of facetious ideas. Everything about him seemed ludicrous. Humour grave and gay alternately. Mentally

excited and exhilarated. Facility of arguing. After dining, head felt strange as if in a dream. Seemed to be two persons, his real conscious self seemed to be watching his other self playing (piano). Could not play well, struck false notes, and was obliged to give it up. Seemed lost when spoken to, and would come to himself with a start. Transient loss of memory, but a perfect consciousness of all that I said and did. Surroundings seems changed, fanciful, dreamy images, does not recognize well-known streets. Weakness of memory, loss of memory. Entirely lost memory of his past life. Hallucination that she has two heads. Sense of impending dissolution, besought me piteously not to let her die. Slowness of impending dissolution, besought me piteously not to let her die. Slowness of apprehension, dizziness, difficult conception. Want of ideas, as from absence of mind, vanishing of thoughts in reading, disposition to go to sleep. Dulness of senses, thoughtlessness, with slowly returning consciousness. Dementia and mental alienation (idiocy). Mania, with odd speeches and ridiculous gestures. Delirium with violent vertigo, improper talk, loud tone and voice and total sleeplessness. The least exertion of mental excitement causes somnolence. Unable to use words properly, frequently obliged to stop in middle of a sentence and change it entirely from not being able to use appropriate words.

Head

Confusion and pressive heaviness in head, and especially in forehead. Reeling (while walking in open air). Head seemed whirling round, eyes starting from head. Staggering, with anguish, rigidity of body and giddiness (and insensibility). Vertigo, as from drunkenness, with delirium and mumbling, giddiness or insensibility. Emptiness and faint feeling at 5,30 p.m. Head drops forward while sitting. Headache, as from indigestion, especially after breakfast. Pressive headache, with heaviness and confusion of head. Affections of the temples, headaches with very dry mouth and no desire for water. Pain in head especially in temples, with internal heat, and a sensation of wavering in brain on moving head. Sounds as if chains were in her head. Pains mostly in occiput, if touched there says it touches here brain. Says, “Oh, don’t you hear my brains crack ?” jumps with an outcry of pain and says, “Oh, don’t you hear them ?” (the brains). Sensation as if brain were striking against skull, with sleepiness after a meal, worse from cold, better from warmth and heat. Sensitiveness of head as from soreness, especially sensitive to slightest touch in a draft of air (wind), worse in cold and from lying down, better from hard pressure and from external heat. Violent, constricting, burning, stinging pains over right eye, with red face, compression of lip and jaws, when attacks are most intense, unconsciousness, immobility of left leg, face swelled, speech lost, continually moving his hand to painful place, head convulsively drawn from one side to the other, distorts his face. Headache and drowsiness with great debility and pain in pericardium, salt taste and indigestion (***A. E. Small). Head feels full, expanded, as if it would burst. Headache from inward heat, with burning. Head seemed bulky and rolled around uncontrollably, has to support (or move) it with both hands. Head tends to fall to left, moves convulsively from side to side, from before backward. Complaints worse by shaking head, by raising head from pillow. Painful sensitiveness of temple to touch. Pressive and pulsative headache, especially above left eye. Painless pulsation in head with fear to go to sleep. Sensation as if all vessels pulsating, especially on head, a throbbing pressing pain confined to small spots, chiefly to left supraorbital ridge. Severe tearing in (left) occiput towards nape of neck. The headache is generally felt after a meal, and more particularly after breakfast or after overloading the stomach (in the slightest degree).

Eyes

Dryness of eyes, and sensation of dryness, which impedes movements of lids. In evening it is difficult to read by artificial light. Blindness than fainting. Profuse lachrymation and burning pains in eyes. Tension round eyes and in lids. Sensation of fulness in eyes, with contraction of pupils. Pulsating, pressing pain on a small spot over left eye. Illusions of vision: objects appear too distant, too large, or too small. Sees two objects instead of one. Weakness of sight Blue rings around eyes.

Ears

Otalgia, with shooting pains (stinging pain, right ear). Pain in Eustachian tube, as if caused by a rough body, on a change of weather, and especially on approach of rain or wind. Hearing for distant sounds increased, heard people talking in a low voice in a passage outside his room, which would have been quite inaudible ordinarily. Struck false notes on plying piano. Over- sensitiveness of hearing. Buzzing in ears, as if stopped. (Tinnitus preventing sleep.- ***R.T.C.).

Nose

Sneezing, early in morning. Oversensitiveness to smell, loss of smell. Catarrh worse in cold, damp weather. Nose-bleed usually dark, black. Obstruction of nose, sometimes semi-lateral (especially left).

Face

Paleness of face, and blue circle round eyes. Heart in face with slight redness of cheeks. Expression, agonized, hippocratic, singular, silly, and occasionally would give a diabolic grin. Lips: swollen and sticking together, burning. Drawing mouth awry. Pustules with hard red borders on chin. Compression of jaws. Cannot lose jaws, as if paralysed. Sensation of swelling throughout the left side of the face, with burning pricking, as from electric fluid. Freckles in face.

 

Teeth

Painfulness of teeth while eating (dry bread). Shooting and tearing pains in teeth, extending as far as ears and temples, with lancinations in teeth, on sucking them, and worse of pains from cold air and contact. Nightly tearing in teeth with inability to close jaws, which are as if paralysed. Shooting pains in teeth, worse external heat. Toothache produced by damp evening air, with compressive pains (as if grasped by forceps) in teeth, and pains in nape of neck, teeth feel as if loose, warm water better the pains. Toothache of pregnant women better by warmth. Toothache, after labour with the hands in water, or in consequence of a chill. Shocks in molar teeth after drinking cold water. Toothache from washing, from cold, from damp, cold air. Teeth blunted (dull), as if covered with lime. Bleeding of gums readily.

Mouth

Dryness, and sensation of dryness in mouth (of the tongue and lips, extending to the throat), without thirst. Very dry mouth so dry that the tongue may adhere to roof of mouth, but no desire for water, rather an aversion to it (opp. *Mercurius, which has tongue very moist, perhaps dripping with saliva, yet there is great thirst.) _ Sensation as if soft palate was rolling or curling up on itself from tip to base. Fetid breath. Saliva seems like cotton. Abundant accumulation of thick mucus and of saliva in mouth. Paralysis of the tongue, speech difficult, indistinct. Sensation of torpor in tongue, on being touched, as if made of leather. Dryness and sensation of dryness in tongue. Tongue coated white (with mucus). aphthae. Swelling of mucous follicles under tongue.

Throat

Great dryness and sensation of dryness in throat (without thirst), with scraping. Difficulty of deglutition as from paralysis of throat.

Appetite

Taste in mouth, as after eating much salt. Clammy (pappy) taste, or taste of chalk in mouth. Hunger and immoderate appetite (thirst diminished), esp., towards noon. Thirst, excessive, cannot drink enough. Diminution of appetite and prompt satiety. Absence of thirst. Dejection and uneasiness after a meal. Weak digestion and stomach (especially in the aged.). Worse After eating and drinking.

Stomach

Acrid risings (debility, scraping eructations) shortly after a meal. Nausea from motion of a carriage, from irritation of pessaries. Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Deathly nausea if here head were raised from pillow. Nausea and vomiting with inclination to sleep. Irritation of stomach from over-taxed mental powers Sufferings, especially pains in head, worse after a meal (especially breakfast). Fulness of stomach, with impeded respiration. Sensation of heat, and of burning pain in stomach. Inflation of stomach. Crawling from pit of stomach to throat. Cramps in stomach, with very weak digestion. Pressure in stomach, as from incarceration of flatus.

Abdomen

Pressure in liver, as if caused by hard and pointed bodies, _ Swelling of liver, heaviness in the region of liver, swelling of spleen. Sensation of weight in hypochondria and upper abdomen. Rumbling in abdomen. Colic with tearing pains. Colic pain in abdomen immediately after eating and worse after drinking, only during day, with dry mouth and thirstlessness. Inflation of abdomen, with nausea, and digging in umbilical region. Abdomen enormously distended, after meals. Sore pain and distension round abdomen, with aching and numbness round anus, and burning pain just above anus, worse at night, with piles that discharge mucus only, a bearing-down of both anus and womb with vaginal cuttings: much numbness of lower back and palpitation of heart (cured, ***R.T.C.). Cutting pains (in abdomen and screwing pain around the navel,) as from worms, with drowsiness. Nocturnal sufferings from flatulence, which disturb or prevent sleep. Lump in hypogastrium (with uterine complaints).

Stool & Anus

Soft, sluggish feces, difficult to evacuate. Rectum inactive. Diarrhoea from weakness, or in consequence of a chill. Bloody, putrid diarrhoea (in typhus fever). Diarrhoea, like fried eggs, with complete absence of appetite (in children). Diarrhoea of undigested substances (with fainting). Violent diarrhoea with cramps all over abdomen and great faintness (agg., ***R.T.C.). Summer complaint. Summer diarrhoea. Diarrhoea, with want of appetite and drowsiness (in summer) in children. Mucous diarrhoea, as from, worms.

Urinary Organs

Burning and incisive pains when urinating. Renal colic and discharge of calculi Painful strangury. Urine with a violet-like smell. Renal colic.

Male Sexual Organs

Absence of sexual desire. Weakness of genital functions. Absence of erections, even while indulging in voluptuous thoughts. Desire with relaxed organs. Inclined to coitus but erections weak and of short duration. Flow of prostatic fluid.

Female Sexual Organs

Catamenia irregular (sometimes too early, then again too late). Before catamenia: sacral pains and lassitude, with pressure in the stomach water-brash, and hepatic pains. During catamenia, sensation of a general bearing down towards the hypogastrium, and drawing in limbs. During a haemorrhage from uterus or menstruation, pressure in abdomen, drawing down into the legs from navel. Spasmodic, false labour pains. Threatening miscarriage. Pain of uterus from pessary. Flatulent distension of uterus. Leucorrhoea in place of menses. Flatus from vagina. Metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, blood thick and dark. Menses preceded by pain in small of back as if a piece of wood, stretched across there, were pressing from within out. Suppressed catamenia. Breasts too small, and without milk. Nipples retracted.

Respiratory Organs

Voice tremulous. Altered voice, hoarseness. Hoarseness and catarrh. Sudden hoarseness, when walking against the wind. Cough, with pain in chest, as if raw. Cough with great soreness in the larynx or the chest. Dry cough, with suspended respiration after a chill in the water. Cough with or without expectoration when becoming warm in bed in evening, or when becoming warm from working. Cough worse, or only, when becoming warm in bed. Haemoptysis. Cough during pregnancy. Cough with expectoration of blood. dyspnoea. Shortness of breath, esp., after a meal. Obstructed respiration. Difficult inhalation, hysteric asthma.

Chest

Contraction on throat like strangulation. Oppression of chest, generally coming from epigastrium. Fulness and distressing sensation of a load on chest. Burning in chest, peculiar dead feeling and swelling. Stitches in chest, tightness, spitting of blood.

Heart and Pulse Palpitation of heart, sometimes with attacks of fainting (followed by sleep). Quivering of heart. Trembling, fluttering of heart, as from fright, fear, or sadness. Paroxysms of palpitation after midnight as if heart were stopping and then beating violently, with loud belching, better drinking hot water and keeping warm, must walk about. Oppression of heart extends to throat. Feeling of rush of blood to heart, and thence to head and all over body. Hysteria cordis. Heartfelt as if beating in a vacuum. Feels as if her head would burst and her heart would be squeezed off. Sensation as if something grasped heart. Pulse small, slow, and weak _ Pulse accelerated.

Neck and Back

Drawing in muscles of nape, caused by damp air. Beck so Neck, head drops forward on chest. Contusive pain in loins or back (as if broken or bruised). Pain in small of back when riding in a carriage. Bruised pain at side of lumbar vertebrae. Great pressure in back, from within out, during menses. Lassitude in loins and knees. Tabes dorsalis.

Limbs

Drawing in limb, especially during repose, as after a chill. Numbness in all limbs. Sensation as if limbs floating in the air. Pains in limbs and joints, and other symptoms in cold (damp) weather. The symptoms are worse by cold air and better by external heat.

Upper Limbs

Bad smell under arms and between breasts of women. Rheumatism of left shoulder. In arms, creeping from below. Steady drawing from fingers to shoulders. As if a string tied round arms. Cold hands as if frozen, with buzzing in hands on entering a room.

Lower Limbs

Great lassitude, especially in loins and knees, as after a long journey, with inclination to sleep. Pain in right knee, as if sprained, especially when moving and going up stairs. Terrible pain in both legs as if bones smashed to pieces. Dull pain in periosteum of right tibia. Feeling in calves as from a blow. Cramp: in calves before going to sleep, in feet with inward burning. Feet cold with appearance of menses. Soles always wet. Buzzing sensation in all toes as if frost-bitten, especially metatarsophalangeal joints, it spreads over soles to heels, with pain as if bruised from jumping.

Generalities

Digging and pressive pains, which pass from place to place, occupy only a small space, continue but a few moments, and soon return. Rheumatic pains (from cold, damp air). The pains come in points all over body, and are worse on left side (obs., ***R.T.C.). Loss of sensation in different parts. Apprehensive of paralysis (cured). Creeping sensations down the limbs. Fainting fits. Hysterical paroxysms. Convulsions (of children). Convulsion: epileptic, with consciousness, children, with diarrhoea, catalepsy. Anemia. Marasmus of children. Sensation of dryness in inner parts, buzzing, humming, or “funny feeling” in body, dryness of skin Worse In the open air, in cold air, in cold

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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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