Thuja

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Thuja 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 names: Arbor vitae; (G.), Lebensbaum.

Introduction.

Thuja occidentalis, L.

Natural order: Coniferae. Preparation: Tincture of the green twigs.

Mind

Emotional. She herself desires, with anxiety and despair to be taken to an insane asylum, and there to be treated very harshly and strictly, so that her fixed ideas may be subdued and banished; she knows very well that she does wrong and thinks all sorts of bad thoughts, but she will not take the trouble to banish such thoughts; therewith she indistinctly gives to understand that she is constantly obliged to think of taking her own life, but feels the sinfulness of it, and, in order to avoid it, desires the strict restraint of the asylum; her condition is worse in the morning; in the evening, however, she mingles in society as usual, behaves correctly, and even jokes, only she is more distracted than usual. She fancies that she had intentionally represented herself as insane in the presence of others in order to palliate a wrong supposed to have been done, and that now she is punished, therefore, by real insanity. She feels and says that she is deranged and unfit to live, as a punishment for a fault which she cannot name, with talking of the most confused subjects without any connection, sense, or understanding; commences every sentence anew without ability to finish it in spite of every effort of the vanishing memory. She fancies that she has committed a sin. She has a decided sensation that her soul is separated from her body, and in such a condition hears and feels everything as from a distance. She often fancies that someone is sitting near her, with whom she talks aloud while she is lying quite wide awake with open eyes, and wonders when she is asked with whom she is talking, then she does not know what to think of it. She constantly longs for the offices of the church in order to banish her sinful thoughts of suicide. At night, while awake with closed eyes, she seems to see ghosts, and also now and then all kinds of animals brilliantly illuminated, coming to her from a distance and then disappearing; on opening her eyes everything disappears, but returns on closing the eyes again. While half awake it suddenly seems as though a chair were standing in the middle of the bed; she tries to rise in order to move it, but cannot move a limb, with a sensation as though the whole body were as heavy as lead, then she tries to call for help; can utter no sound, and lies with open eyes fully awake and in indescribable anxiety; only after a quarter of an hour is she able to call out, which ends the attack. Extraordinary sensitiveness to every impression; he gives way to the humor of the moment, so that he always goes from one extreme to the other; his whole existence consists of only extremes, wherewith he is always irresistibly inclined to agreeable exciting, heating drinks, but without intoxication; these happy and exalted reveries constantly increase from day to day, over-stepping all bounds and becoming a joyful, dizzy intoxication, with entire extinction of reason. He often dreamed in a clear day, with open eyes without being asleep, for an hour at a time; in this he especially revelled in overpowering selfishness, himself the central point about which everything must turn, with an intoxicated feeling of the most joyous self-satisfaction, which is the more important since usually he is constantly melancholy.

Weak minded, pious condition. (Weak minded, with pious fanaticism, dread of work, incessant restlessness, sleeplessness, constipation and suppression of the menses, gradually decreased after fourteen days after the dose, and within nine months became permanently and radically cured). Distraction of mind. Distracted in mind, unsteady, and inclined to do now this, now that (after six hours). The child is excessively obstinate; on the slightest contradiction throws itself to the ground in rage and loses its breath. Passionate in unexpected attacks. Very much excited; at one time cried, and another laughed. Causelessly excited and inclined to be angry; contrary to all his previous habits (fifty- fourth day). Uneasiness of mind for many days, everything seems burdensome and distressing. Remarkably earnest mood in a young girl. Very earnest frame of mind in spite of the cheerfulness of those around him, in the evening (sixtieth day). Inclined to talk (after sixteen hours). Spasmodic laughing and weeping at the same time. Mood especially cheerful (Thirty-eighth day). Good humor without gayety (after seven hours). (* Curative reaction.- HAHNEMANN. *) Good humor (after fifteen hours). Spirits excited, lively and loquacious (effect of the alcohol?). During the febrile symptoms his mind is quiet, and he is well disposed (after three hours and half). Weeping mood (fourth day). Violent spasmodic weeping in the evening, changing to febrile coldness, which lasted all night. Spasmodic weeping, with hiccough and twitching of the hands and feet. Constant weeping mood, with anxious oppression. While talking, she is unable to go in spite of every effort; she begins to weep bitterly, and says she can no longer think or live. Weeping and trembling of the feet during music. Sad mood (seventh day). Sad mood and discouragement (thirteenth day). She has constantly very sad thoughts about the merest trifles, in which she stares in front of her and picks her nails. Very gloomy mood, in the afternoon (ninth day). Gloomy, melancholy state of mind; came on in the afternoon, which was still apparent on waking next morning (after second dose, second day). Very gloomy frame of mind, before going to sleep (seventy- third day). Exceedingly out of tune; sad, and disposed to weep (twenty-fourth day). Mood very unhappy, despairing. Melancholy in the forenoon, more cheerful in the afternoon; this alternation has manifested itself for some days past (thirty-second day).

Extreme melancholy (fifth day). Depressed in body and mind (twenty-first day). Very low spirited (twenty-second day). Very depressed, sad, irritable mood. Sudden rising of dark thoughts causing uneasiness, apprehension of misfortune, with fancied scruples of conscience, and with a distinct sensation as if they came from within the abdomen to the heart, with sleeplessness and an internal uneasiness, especially of the lower portion of the back, which compelled him to move constantly; all inner portions seemed shaken, and trembled easily; really the trembling immediately destroyed all sharp thought, so that his ideas became confused and mixed (after three weeks). Cannot endure soft, tender music without tensive spasm of the heart. Remarkable indifference to the opposite sex. Aversion to all company, in a young girl usually full of life. Discontentment. Despondency frequently occasioning a sobbing weeping. Loathing of life.

Apprehensive (thirty-ninth day). Apprehension of becoming sick (ninth day). Continual thoughts of dying, with increasing weakness. Presentiment of death. Anxiety (after ninth day). After half an hour sleep, was suddenly seized with anxiety, after which slight perspiration broke out; whereupon he fell asleep, but continually started up again (sixth night). Averse to everything; anxious and solicitous about the future. Anxiety, with intolerable aching in the chest, even to spasmodic weeping and screaming, recurring daily, at 4 to 5 P.M. (second week).

Frightful anxiety, like death agony; a nameless internal ache, as if the soul were escaping from the body, with most terrible uneasiness, frightful orgasm of blood, at night, even to suffocation (at the beginning of the seventh month). Anxiety, with internal trembling, confusion of the head, and difficult speech, alternating with spasmodic laughing (ninth month).

Anxious, lachrymose despondency. Sudden unaccountable anxiety in the head, which, against her will, compels her to call some one.

Very anxious thoughts, with heat of the head and anxiety about the heart, driving out of bed and house. Constantly tormented by groundless anxiety. Great and constant anxiety without cause.

Anxious and without though, she went about as in a whirl, with heaviness of the head and limbs. Constant anxiety, as if he had committed a great crime, with forgetfulness and general trembling, even to disturbing sleep. Frightful anxiety at night, so that she cried aloud from internal distress. Constant great despair changes at last to complete indifference.

Increasing despair which allows rest nowhere, seemed to be intolerable day and night. Dread that she would be attacked with apoplexy, with confused tremulousness and anxious perspiration.

Very much frightened, to trembling of the whole body. Ill-humor (after twelve months), (fifth day). Ill-humor, with dulness in the head (twelfth and thirteenth days); ill-humored and restless (seventeenth day). Want of disposition to do anything, ill-humor and inclination to anger. Exceedingly ill-humored, speaks but little (twenty-ninth day). Impatient ill-humor. Very ill- humored and depressed. Very ill-humored and excited, with death constantly before her eyes. Peevishness (fifth day); (thirty- first day). Great irritability (after one year). Irritable humor, in the afternoon (twenty-sixth day). Very peevish and passionate, always in renewed paroxysms. Fretful if everything does not go according to his wishes. Excited mood; he is irritable, especially if anyone says anything of which he does not exactly approve (after thirty days). Morose, quarrels about a harmless joke. Vexations, mostly in the morning. Constantly irritated and vexed at everything. Great indifference, changing to weeping. Very changeable moods. Intellectual. A delightful feeling of corporeal well-being and inclination to intellectual labor, in the afternoon (twenty-eighth day). Aversion to all work. Indisposition to any kind of intellectual labor (sixty- sixth day). Intellectual exercise soon fatigues, in the evening (twenty-first day). Excessive thoughtfulness about the merest trifle. The power of thought was increased, but rather for analytical synthetical reasoning (sixty-fifth day). Unfitted for every work on account of a confused whirling of thoughts in the head. Mind affected; he cannot get rid of a thought he has just had. Thought is very irksome. The boy speaks with excessive haste, frequently jumping over words and syllables, however without stammering. Speaks very slowly and monosyllabically (twenty-seventh day). Collects his thoughts and speaks slowly; he seeks for words while talking (after third day). Clear, connected thought, when writing a letter, becomes more and more difficult, till possible. In thought, she often misses words; on the other hand, it often happens that a great many little insignificant words interpolate themselves, as if voluntarily tumbling in between the others. He made mistakes in writing very frequently; with the greatest attention he changed or omitted at one time letters, at another syllables, at another whole words.

He frequently makes mistakes in talking and writing, with confusion of the head, vertigo, fluttering and flickering before the eyes, so that he could not see distinctly (after six months).

He makes mistakes in talking, and writing, and in looking (after twelve months). Makes frequent mistakes in writing (after thirteen months). Makes mistakes in talking very frequently, for several days (forty-fifth day); makes mistakes in talking and writing, for several days (sixty-second day). When writing, she omits words, so that it is difficult to write a letter (sixty- fifth day); makes many mistakes in talking and writing, omits syllables and words (after ten months). Thoughts vanish, with vertigo. Sudden vanishing of though with dull headache.

Vanishing of thought and senses, as in delirium. Thoughts vanish, so that she does not know what she is about to say. Quiet absorbed in himself, without thought, unsteady, she walks about from place to place without knowing what she wants. After rising, she is unable to go with her dressing, and constantly requires the reminding assistance of others. Inattention to what was going on about him. Inability to fix the attention and to think, with crawling in the hands and head. While reading, he is unable to follow the meaning understandingly. She could no longer recognize her acquaintances, and could not recall those she had lately seen, even if they had but just been seen by her. Memory very weak; he forgets everything which he does not write down; has great difficulty in fixing the attention (after twelve months). Forgetfulness; (twenty-first day). Continued loss of thought. Could scarcely collect his senses for half an hour, in the morning on waking. Stupid, as if intoxicated, especially in the morning. Felt as if stupefied, sleepy, and weak for four hours after the dose (thirtieth day); stupefaction and weakness again, but not lasting so long (thirty-first day). Stupefaction (effects of the alcohol?), (first and second days); stupefied (twenty-fifth day). Constant coma for two or three days (sixth week).

Head

Confusion and Vertigo. Head constantly confused and weary. Head confused, as if intoxicated (twenty-second day). Confusion of the head the whole forenoon (tenth day). The head seems confused while sitting and walking (after six hours and a half). Dull confusion in the head (fourth day). Dull confusion of the head, with general debility, in the morning (thirteenth and twenty- third days). Dull confusion of the occiput, ending in a pressing headache, which lasted half an hour (first day). At noon, dull confusion in the forehead, which disappeared at midnight (after two hours, tenth day). Dull confusion in the head, with the nose symptoms (fifth day). Obscuration of the forehead, immediately.

Dull confusion of the head, in the evening (tenth day); for half an hour (twenty-first day). Head somewhat confused, especially in the forehead, at noon (twelfth day); dull confusion, in the forenoon and after supper (sixteenth day); in the morning, dull confusion in the head, especially in the region of the forehead and temples, which an hour after began to increase and extended over the vertex, but subsequently entirely disappeared (twentieth day); in the forehead, in the evening (twenty-first day); with shuddering (fifty-sixth day); after dinner (sixty-seventh day); at noon (sixty-eighth day). Vertigo, etc. Slight vertigo (effects of the alcohol), (twenty-ninth, thirtieth, and thirty- first days); vertigo (fortieth day). Vertigo soon disappearing (immediately); slight vertigo (third day). A kind of vertigo; objects about the room seem to move (twenty-first day). Frequent attacks of vertigo and diminished sleep (after nine hours); vertigo frequently made its appearance when sitting or lying down (seventeenth day). Head felt cloudy, immediately (effect of the alcohol?). Giddiness and obtuseness more violent than before.

Vertigo, in the evening on going out (fifth day). Vertigo and heat for half an hour (after two hours). Vertigo when seated, returning as in pushes every minute (after a quarter of an hour).

Vertigo coming on suddenly after dinner (while looking up).

Vertigo on moving the head sideways. Head dizzy, as if stupefied, in the morning (nineteenth day). Repeated attacks of vertigo (after every dose). Vertigo, so that he could scarcely walk without holding on to something, after a siesta of three-quarters of an hour (twelfth and thirteenth days); turns of vertigo after talking long and when walking (seventeenth day). Vertigo, with fullness in the head (third day); vertigo at home, with vanishing of the letters when reading (fourth day). Upon being waked from his siesta, he became quite giddy, and had great trouble in collecting his thoughts (ninth day); a sudden sensation of giddiness while writing, at 11 A.M.; he felt as if a current of air was ascending from the occiput and penetrating towards the forepart of the head, causing vertigo and loss of thought (twelfth day). A feeling of vertigo on closing the eyes, at 1.30 P.M. (sixty-fifth day). Momentary vertigo. Frequent attacks of vertigo, even to loss of consciousness. Frequent vertigo, even while lying in bed. Vertigo; violent reeling back and forth.

Vertigo, with nausea and a feeling of faintness, lasting a long time (sixth month). Vertigo, with spasmodic drawing up and a paralyzed feeling in the right side of the body, aggravated by walking, with anxiety and accelerated pulse, gradually disappearing, after lying down in bed. Vertigo, especially on sitting and closing the eyes; it disappears when lying down.

Much vertigo while sitting, like a moving to and fro, much worse while lying. Sudden attack of vertigo, in the evening, with pain in the eye, so that she did not dare to look in the light, together with anxious heat and feeling of fullness in the stomach, ineffectual eructations, and vomiting several times (ninth month). Attacks of vertigo, even while lying down. Constant vertigo, especially in the evening when walking, so that he reeled sideways. Vertigo constant and constantly recurring, especially distressing on account of a constant sensation of unsteadiness, and reeling back and forth while walking. Vertigo; as soon as she closes the eyes everything seems to turn around, vanishing on opening the eyes again. Vertigo whenever looking down at moving objects, always associated with a violent headache, flickering before the eyes, and dimness of vision.

Vertigo very frequently coming and going suddenly increasing, so violent that she was obliged to steady herself to avoid falling.

Vertigo whenever he looks upwards or sideways and on stooping, frequently with falling. Whirling vertigo even when sitting; while walking, she staggers. Vertigo, with spasmodic contraction in the head. Vertigo, with faintness and cold sweat, bilious vomiting, pressure in the head behind the eyes, and burning on the vertex. Vertigo, with frequent lightnings before the eyes, obliging her to down for a moment on account of danger of falling. Vertigo at night, on waking, very violent in the morning on rising; it drew her to one side, so that she could not walk, with nausea and inclination to vomit, emptiness and faintness in the stomach, chilliness, and weakness, so that she was obliged to go back to bed; whenever she moved, turned over, or sat up in bed, the vertigo was aggravated, and she was obliged to lie perfectly quiet (fifty-fifth day). Vertigo, even to falling down, on turning the head. Violent vertigo when sitting and closing the eyes, as if the sofa upon which he was sitting were balancing to and fro (going off immediately when opening his eyes), (tenth day). Head feels dizzy and intoxicated after rising from bed (sixteenth day); vertigo (twenty-second); so that he could scarcely prevent falling during breakfast (thirty-fifth day); frequently obliging him to steady himself (thirty-seventh day); while sitting, in the morning (forty-fourth day); after 12 o’clock he became dizzy and weak for some time, so that he went to bed and soon fell asleep (as on the preceding day at 11 o’clock); after sleeping quietly for an hour, he awoke with a bad taste, which, however, gradually disappeared (after fifty-seven days); dizziness on rising from bed, with dulness of the head, in the morning (fifty-eighth day); on alighting from a carriage, he walked with difficulty, and was obliged to steady himself (eighth day); frequent vertigo continued to recur (after twenty weeks); vertigo, as that he could scarcely step over a stone without falling (after nine months). It becomes misty about his head, so that he does not know where he is, while standing (after three- quarters of an hour). Constant whirling, with a sensation as if it came from the left side of the ribs from a pressive aching spleen, with a very suffering pale expression. Whirling in the head, aggravated by looking to the left. Frequent whirling in the head. He woke from the midday nap after eating a little, feeling a whirling in the head, which changed to faintness on every motion, and continued till 10 P.M., when it ended in vomiting of the undigested dinner. Fantastic whizzing in the head. Sensation of reeling, as after frequent turning in a circle (after three-quarters of an hour). Slight reeling (within two hours). He staggers after stooping. Staggering while walking in the air (soon, second day). The head seems intoxicated, weak and dizzy. The effect was at first the drunkenness induced by alcohol, heat in the head and face, uncertain gait, reeling of surrounding objects, etc. (twelfth day). General head. Rush of blood to the head, with outbreak of perspiration on the face and desire for cold drinks, even when undressed (after eleven hours and a quarter). He feels the blood rush into the head, with weakness of vision, so that it suddenly becomes black before the eyes, and he is unable to recognize anything for a longer or shorter time, even for a longer or shorter time, even for a quarter of an hour, with a peculiar corroding pain in the right eyeball, obliging to press the lids together and to wipe repeatedly with the hand, usually occurring in the evening and in the house, though not in the open air, recurring for six or seven days. Stupefaction of the head, with ringing in the ears, chilliness, distension of the abdomen, urging to urinate, stiffness of the lower extremities, and great weakness.

Stupefaction of the head (thirty-ninth day); in the morning (after six hours). Heaviness of the head, so that he is unable to think. Sensation of heaviness in the head, especially in the occiput, aggravated by every motion (after half an hour).

Heaviness of the head, with ill-humor and disinclination to talk (after three hours). Heaviness in the head, as if a weight were pressing the brain inward (after one hour and a half). Head extremely weak, dull, and heavy. Head seems dull. Dulness of the head with nausea. The whole head is dull and feels screwed in.

The head seems dull and incapable of thought. Head very dull, with yawning (twenty-first day). Slight dulness in the head, in the afternoon (twenty-second day). Dulness (twenty-ninth day); great, at noon (forty-sixth day). Dulness of the head (thirteenth day); in the morning (eleventh day). Dulness of the head the whole forenoon, with paroxysms of drawing pain in the middle of forehead, which was especially violent in the left frontal eminence, and thence extended to the posterior portion of the left eyeball, and at times as far as the occiput, and at 3 P.M.

passed into a constant digging pain; this headache was as violent in the open air as in the room, and lasted until 10 P.M.

(eleventh day). Dulness and confusion in the head (thirty-second day). Dulness of the head, at 11 A.M., while smoking, with heaviness, so that he was obliged to lie down (thirty-ninth day); about 11 A.M. he became weak, weary, and sleepy, so that he was obliged to go to bed, as on the preceding day; he slept an hour and a half, after which he was not refreshed, but, on the contrary, he had a very heavy dull head, a bad taste, and then thirst; after drinking cold water he had hiccough, with much yawning, sobbing respiration, and palpitation, and continued to feel weak, so that he remained two hours longer in bed, from which, however, he had to rise frequently to urinate (fifty-sixth day); very dull head, in the evening, while studying, extending into the forehead, with pain in the right eye, as if pressed into the orbit (seventy-second day). Slight dulness of the head two hours after dinner (twenty-second day); on the right side of the forehead, continuing an hour (after one hour, sixty-sixth day); with heaviness and weariness of the legs (sixty-sixth day); in the morning (sixty-seventh day). Head very dull (twenty-fifth day). Considerable dulness of the head with mistiness of sight (fifth day); with vanishing of objects when attempting to fix them, in the forenoon (ninth day); and feeling of fullness in the head, with ill-humor and drowsiness (twelfth and thirteenth days); dulness (sixteenth and seventeenth days). Feeling of fullness in the head (sixteenth day). Fullness in the head, with drawing pain in the neck, in the afternoon (sixteenth day).

Internal weakness of the head; the brain seems numb and dead.

Feeling of weight in the head, with pressure in the right side of the head and stupefaction; she is not completely conscious of what she does; she only wants to slumber (twenty-sixth day). Dull headache, in the morning, with pressure in the eyes and irresistible inclination to sleep. Dull pain, like a stupefaction, over the whole head (after one hour). Very violent headache all day (sixth day); on awaking in the morning (fourteenth day); lasting three hours (fifteenth day); in the morning (seventeenth day); very severe, for half an hour, towards noon (eighteenth day); slight, in the afternoon (nineteenth day); in the morning (twenty-first and twenty-fourth days). Something of a headache, in the evening (nineteenth day); some painful spots on the head, at most the size of a penny; the pain seemed seated in the bone itself, in the evening (forty-ninth day). An old migraine stops after he first four weeks, but four weeks later recurs with a unusually violent attack, lasting two days for the first time, commencing with icy cold hands and feet and colic, and rising from the abdomen to the head; two months after this attack a still more severe on occurred, and lasted three days, with frightful nausea and bilious vomiting, until, at the end of the third day, the menses came on six days too early and flowed very profusely; afterwards the attacks became weaker and more infrequent, until, in the twelfth month, it appeared only as a simple headache, which often alternated with colic pains, and afterwards stopped entirely and permanently. Headache and chilliness (twenty-fifth day); pain in the head and eyes, at night (thirty-first day); headache (sixty-fourth day). Headache continued with more or less violence; on the last day it was accompanied with roughness of voice and a scraping sensation in the throat, which, however, continued only a few hours. During the first day the headache again appeared, but it was less violent, and ceased entirely after the fourth day. In the evening considerable headache, which lasted till midnight (thirteenth day); headache on awaking after a restless night; continued all day (twenty-fourth day); in the evening (twenty-sixth day); in the evening, which lasted until about midnight (thirtieth day); a return, in the evening (thirty-first day); with burning in the right eye, in the afternoon (thirty-fourth day); intolerable during the access of heat (thirty-fifth day). Headache frequently changing its place, lasting a long time. The whole head is painful and extremely painful to touch, with nausea, chilliness along the back, sticking in the eyes, and difficult speech all day. At night the whole head is painful as if it would burst.

Headache on walking in the open air, not in the house. Headache; fine sticking crawling in the head, in the morning. Headache, in the morning, as after too deep sleep or after stooping; a pulsation or pressing short jerking in the forehead, with redness of the face. Headache, in the morning, at one time feeling as if the head were forced asunder at the malar bone and upper jaw; at another time in the vertex, as if it were pierced by a nail, as by a jerk; at another time in the forehead, as if it would fall out, with internal chilliness; all these symptoms were relieved by walking in the open air. Headache, like a cramp, with a sensation as if the eyeballs were pressed inward; the pain was relieved if one rubbed the forehead with the hand, and she fell asleep; after the headache ceased, she was seized with a similar pain in the abdomen, worse in the evening; in the abdomen the pain extended along the anterior surfaces of the legs to the feet; if she is distracted and amused she forgets the pain (tenth day), (towards the close of scanty menstruation). Constant headache on the day preceding the menses, with hot forehead and burning heat in the eyes; wavelike beating over the whole head, with full pulsation in all the vessels and great excitement, followed by palpitation, with profuse discharge of blood; the day after which she lay in a constant vertigo, and on the third day pressure in the stomach, as from a stone, alternating with compressive distress over the whole chest and throat, with a sensation in the later is if it were internally swollen, which impedes swallowing, and a feeling as of a growth in the throat (tenth month). In bed pains in the head and teeth become intolerable. Paroxysms of violent headache, with vomiting, preceded by sudden falling asleep of the whole left side of the body, from the lips to the toes, during which the tongue became immovable for a moment; the attempt to dress was unsuccessful, because he did not know at all how to begin, and got everything turned about. Violent headache on waking, in the morning (forty- ninth day). In the evening violent headache, lasting until 10 o’clock (twenty-sixth day). Violent headache, as if the brain were distended, on waking, in the morning, after deep sleep at night, with nausea and vomiting three times of bitter water, with a chill, lasting five hours; could not get warm in bed, with loss of appetite and without thirst. Headache, with pressure in the right eye (after twenty weeks). Pressive headache, with pressure in both eyes, accompanied with gastric uneasiness and reddened urine, towards noon (fifteenth day); aggravated by a small quantity of wine taken at dinner, and smoking increased it to a vertigo (seventeenth day). Pressing headache through the day, beginning on the right side, afterwards extending over the whole head (seventh day); slight, for two hours, in the forenoon (eighth day); continual for two days (after thirteen days); very violent on awaking, in the morning (twenty-first day); slight, all day (twenty-fifth day). Feeling as though a piece of brain lay in the brain when turning the head on side. Sensation as if a tight cap were fitted over the whole scalp. Violent waving, compressive pains through the whole head, wandering about, changing their place. Headache, as if the head were compressed externally, with pulse like beating and sticking in the temples; the pains disappear on external pressure and on bending backward; but return on bending forward (after four hours). The head and nape of the neck seemed screwed together with an iron bolt.

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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