Erastus Edgerton Marcy, M.D. ( 1815-1900)
The following medicines will cover all of the symptoms which occur in suppression or retention of urine:
Cannabis, Uva- ursi, Solidago-virga-aurea, Acid-phosphoric, Rhus-radicans, Aconite, Pulsatilla, Nux-vomica, Arnica, Belladonna, Oleum-terebinthina, Tussilago-pertuss, Camphora, Agnus-castus, Arsenicum, Sulphur, Iodine, Cantharides.
Cantharides and Cannabis, are indicated in suppression from chronic inflammation of the kidneys, and in retention from long continued irritation of the neck of the bladder. They may also be employed in suppression and retention from acute inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, after the febrile symptoms have been subdued by Aconite. Hahnemann advises them in retention from paralysis of the neck of the bladder, and in cases of chronic retention arising from thickening and induration of the mucous membrane.
Arnica is our best remedy when the functions of the kidney and bladder have been impaired or suspended by mechanical injuries, falls, contusions, sprains, blows, and concussions, or by the irritation of calculi.
Rhus-radicans, Belladonna, and Solidago-virga-aurea are applicable when the disorder has proceeded from metastases of gout or rheumatism. These medicines may be alternated with Aconite when the inflammatory symptoms run high.
Agnus-castus is an excellent specific in retention in consequence of paralysis of the bladder. Nux-vomica, Tussilago, Arsenicum and Oleum-terebinth are remedies which should command attention in paralytic retention.
Spasmodic retentions are readily cured by Camphor, Belladonna and Aconite.
When gravel or calculi are the exciting causes of the affection, I advise the employment of Uva-ursi, Solidago-virga-aurea, and Belladonna.
Affections of the prostate gland may be met by Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Aconite, Rhus-rad., Arsenicum, and Iodine.
Retention from onanism, from excesses in venery, are treated best with Acid-phosphoric, Agnus-castus, Cantharides, Cannabis, Rhus-radicans and Arnica.
Administration.—The lower attenuations should be employed in these affections, and the doses repeated every two, three, or four hours, until the medicinal effect is perceptible. Auxiliary to the above medicinal treatment, we may make a thorough use of warm baths, fomentations, bland, diluent drinks and injections by the rectum.
From: The Homoeopathic Theory And Practice Of Medicine Vol 2 -by Erastus Edgerton Marcy 1815-1900