STICTA PULMONARIA

Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Sticta Pulmonaria homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe.

      Common name: Lung wort lichen.

Introduction

Sticta pulmonaria, L.

Natural order: Linchenes.

Preparation: Tincture.

Mind.

She got very lively, told her father she felt as if she would like to strike out, only for fun; she would like it just for the fun of it. After awhile she lay down on the lounge, and began, to use a common expression, to kick up her heels; her mother reproaching, said, “Bella, do behave, that is not ladylike;” when the child responded: “Ma, I cannot help it; I feel exactly as if I wanted to fly away.” Mind inactive, cannot collect my thoughts (second day); mind inactive, cannot concentrate the mind (third day). Inability to concentrate the mind upon any one subject; a general confusion of ideas, increasing in intensity all day (after one hour, third day).

Head.

Dull sensation in the head, with sharp, darting pains through the vertex, side of the face, and lower jaw, continuing for two or three hours (after one hour, first and second days). Experienced the previous dull sensation in the head, with dull heavy pressure in the forehead and roots of the nose, increasing in intensity during the day (after one hour, third day). 12 M., slight headache in the frontal region; dull, heavy intermitting; 2 P.M., headache increased, worse in the right supraorbital region; 3 P.M., headache worse; 4 P.M., increased, more acute, seems to extend through the brain, worse in the right side of the head (second day). In ten minutes (7.10 A.M.), pain in right temple, deep, shooting, intermitting; 8 A.M., pain worse, extends through the frontal and right parietal region, seems to extend deep into the brain; 11 A.M., headache increased, worse in the right supraorbital region, pain dull, heavy, and intermitting; 5 P.M., headache almost intolerable, seems to extend through the brain (third day). Darting pains in the temporal region, increasing in intensity during the entire day (after one hour, third day).

Sensation as if the scalp were too small, or were drawn too tight (third day).

Eye.

Eyes feel heavy (third day). Burning in the eyelids, with soreness of the ball, on closing the lids or turning the eye, increasing in intensity during the entire day (after one hour, third day).

Nose.

There was a feeling of fulness at the root of the nose, continuing for two or three hours (after one hour, first and second days).

Stomach.

Dull oppressive pain in the cardiac region, for three to four hours (second day).

Abdomen.

Dull pain in the right hypochondrium, for three to four hours (second day). Feeling of fulness in the left hypochondriac region, lasting for two or three hours (after one hour, first and second days).

Chest.

Slight oppression of the lungs, for three to four hours (second day).

Extremities.

Sharp darting pains in the arms, legs, and shoulders, commencing first in the muscles of the arms, then in the finger-joints and shoulder, next in the thighs, knee-joints, and toes; continued for two or three hours (after one hour, first and second days).

Lancinating pain in the second joint of the middle finger, increasing in intensity all day (after one hour, third day). Her left leg felt as though it was floating in the air, feeling light and airy, without any sensation of resting upon the bed; this continued for some time, and gradually passed off. General feeling of dulness of two or three hours’ duration (after three of four hours, first and second days). Very soon after taking it she said, “Doctor, I feel that medicine all over me.” General feeling of weariness (second day). Burning biting-sticking pains all over the body, increasing in intensity during the entire day (after one hour, third day).

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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