Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica

Rhododendron Chrysanthum

Last modified on May 27th, 2014

Homeopathic remedy rhododendron from Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by C. Hering

     Yellow Snowrose. Ericacea.

     A native of Siberia, grows in the mountains and flowers in July.

     The tincture is prepared from the fresh leaves.

     Provings by Seidel and others, Archiv für Hom., vol. 10, p. 139.

CLINICAL AUTHORITIES.

Dysecoia, Tinnitus aurium, Schulz, Kallenbach, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 379 ; Prosopalgia, Hirschel, Raue’s Rec., 1870, p. 292 ; B. J. H., vol. 27, p. 149 ; Ussher, A. H. Z., vol. 106, p. 191, from Hom. World ; Toothache, Gutmann, Altschul, Elb, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 473 ; Villers, Œhme, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 209 ; Eidherr, B. J. H., vol. 19, p. 133 ; Pains in stomach, Goullon, Meyer, Hom. Clin., vol. 3, p. 117 ; Raue’s Rec., 1871, p. 22 ; Dysuria, Wilson, Medorrhinum Adv., vol. 5, p. 375 ; Ovarian cyst is caused to discharge into abdomen, Ozanam, Bulletin de la Soc. de France ; Balanitis, Gilchrist, Surg. Therap., p. 532 ; Induration of testicles, Hartman, Schreter, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 210 ; Berridge, Hom. Phys., vol. 8, p. 553 ; Hydrocele, Seidel, Kallenbach, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 214 ; Gross, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 585 ; Lilienthal, N. A. J. H., vol. 14, p. 138 ; Hastings, B. J. H., vol. 18, p. 351 ; Raue’s Rec., 1870, p. 242 ; Orchitis, hydrocele, Ussher, A. H. Z., vol. 106, p. 191 ; Cough, Kafka, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 694 ; Pain in arm, Allen, A. H. Z., vol. 112, p. 77 ; White swelling of knee (2 cases), Henke, Seidel ; Pain in periosteum, Waddell, Hom. Phys., vol. 7, p. 427 ; Rheumatic pain in left side, Goullon, Raue’s Rec., 1871, p. 172, from A. H. Z., vol. 80, p. 75 ; Rheumatism, Gross, Hartmann, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 537 ; Smith, N. E. M. G., vol. 8, p. 220 ; Raue’s Rec., 1874, p. 254.

MIND.


Leaves out whole words in writing.
Great indifference, with aversion to all occupation.
While talking easily forgets what he is talking about ; does not recollect what he had been talking about till he has thought awhile.
Nervous persons who dread a storm and are particularly afraid of thunder.
  

SENSORIUM.


Sensation of stupefaction and drowsiness in head on rising in morning.
Intoxicated from a little wine.
Dulness of head.
  

INNER HEAD.


Pain in forehead and temples when lying in bed in morning ; < from drinking wine and from wet, cold weather ; > after rising and moving about.
Early in morning in bed, headache which almost deprives him of his senses, > after rising.
Tearing, boring pain in left temporal region.
  

OUTER HEAD.


The scalp feels sore and as if bruised.
Violent drawing and tearing in bones and periosteum of cranial bones ; < when at rest, in morning ; during a thunderstorm and during wet, cold, stormy weather ; > from wrapping head up warmly ; from dry heat and from exercise.
Biting itching on scalp, especially in evening.
  

SIGHT AND EYES.


Dimness of vision when reading and writing.
A man about 40 complained of a gradual failure of sight, accompanied by periodically recurring violent pains, involving eyeball, extending to orbit and head, < at approach of storm, > when storm broke out ; rheumatic diathesis ; pupils somewhat dilated and sluggish, T + 1 in both eyes ; pulsation of retinal veins, but no excavation of optic nerve ; field of vision not circumscribed ; Hm. 1/30 ; vision improved by glasses, but could not be brought above 20/30 ; pain recurred until relieved by the medicine.
Periodical, dry burning in eyes, < in bright daylight and from looking intently.
Burning pain in eyes ; when reading or writing he has a feeling of heat in them.
Ciliary neuralgia, < before a storm.
Insufficiency of internal recti muscles ; darting pains like arrows through eye from head, < before a storm. θ Asthenopia muscularis.
On staring or writing, very hot lachrymation from right eye, and at same time shooting in right eye from within outward.
Spasmodic contraction of eyelids.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Otalgia (r. ear) ; violent twitching pain.
Sensation in ear as from a worm.
Buzzing in ear, < when swallowing.
Violent pain in right external ear, commencing in morning and continuing nearly all day.
Tearing sensation in and about right ear.
Constant buzzing in ears and a sensation as if water were rushing into them ; loud sounds re-echo for a long time ; humming and ringing before ears.
Constant tearing pain in ears ; roaring ; stitching, tearing headache ; shortness of breath, < from least motion ; for several years hardness of hearing.
Tinnitus aurium, < right side ; feels pulsation of heart in ear ; sounds in ears as of a gentle downpour of rain, < toward evening ; hears with difficulty the talking around him ; tick of watch not heard 14 inches from right ear and 11 from left ; flushes of heat at night, pressure in forehead and vertex.
After an arthritic affection of head, twenty years ago, constant ringing and roaring in ears, followed by hardness of hearing, which gradually grew worse, so that for the last ten years could hear nothing unless one called loudly into her ear.
θ Dysecoia.
After catching cold, roaring and ringing in ears ; can hear in morning on rising, but as day advances the noises in ears gradually grow more intense, so that in evening can scarcely hear those about him ; buzzing in ears like that of a bee, or noise like that following the tolling of a bell, at times interrupted by cracking sounds ; noises cease for a time, then begin again ; tick of watch heard on both sides at distance of two feet and two inches.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


Diminished sense of smell.
Bleeding of nose, left side.
Soreness of inner nose, with yellow or black scurf.
Violent sneezing, when rising in morning, with heat in face.
Thin, fluid and profuse discharge from nose, with rheumatic or gouty symptoms.
Stoppage of left half of nose, near root, < in morning before rising ; during day stoppage of left nostril alternates with that of right, but nose is never stopped entirely ; > in open air.
  

FACE.


Chilliness over face.
Violent tearing, jerking faceache ; < in wind and changes of weather ; > while eating and from warmth.
Prosopalgia ; pain begins in temple and extends to lower jaw and chin ; acute pain extending from temple to temple, < from motion, talking and cold applications.
Violent faceache, spreading over right side of face from teeth and gums, radiating over mouth, eyes and ears, equally violent day and night, during motion and rest ; pains drawing, tearing, jerking ; < by wind and changes of weather ; > from warmth, entirely relieved while eating and for some time after ; commonly troublesome in Spring and Autumn, the present very severe attack in Winter.
  

LOWER FACE.


Lips dry, burning.
Vesicles on inner side of lower lip, sore when eating.
  

TEETH AND GUMS.


Toothache : with earache ; teeth loose ; snags ; gums swollen ; < from change of weather ; > from warmth and after eating ; great weakness after pain.
Toothache ; the approach of a thunderstorm or cloudy, windy weather is always preceded by a drawing, aching or cutting pain.
Occasional grumbling and tearing in four first anterior molars for a short time ; now in upper, now in lower jaw ; now on right, now on left side.
Transient pain in single teeth, recurring especially in damp weather and before a storm.
Toothache appearing every Spring and Fall during prevalence of a sharp east wind, lasting several weeks ; constant boring in a single tooth ; stitches extending into ear ; pain < on touching tooth ; pain at times intermits, < at night from cold drinks, especially inhalation of cold air ; > from external heat.
Toothache especially after a chill, begins with a disagreeable pricking in teeth of one side, gradually increases to a drawing, tearing pain over face and temples on same side ; < from warmth, especially warmth of bed ; teeth perfectly sound.
Toothache ; pain began in a carious tooth, but finally affected also neighboring teeth ; pain > while chewing and for a short time afterward.
Rheumatic or gouty pains in teeth ; drawing tearing in molars, < in cloudy, stormy, rainy weather, also in rest ; pain often intermits, generally appears in morning.
Arthritic toothache, < at night, from cold or warm drinks ; > from external application of heat.
Neuralgia in inferior and superior dental nerves for seven weeks ; woman in agony, sleepless ; gums had been swollen ; had three sound teeth taken out, without relief.
Rheumatic toothache radiating from right lower jaw to teeth.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Taste lost ; food has no taste.
Smarting vesicles under tongue.
  

INNER MOUTH.


Increase of saliva in mouth, with dryness of throat.
  

PALATE AND THROAT.


Sore throat.
Constriction and burning in throat.
Scraping and scratching sensation in fauces ; sensation as if those parts were lined with mucus.
  

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


Easily satisfied with a small quantity of food ; feels uncomfortable afterward.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Gulping of a rancid or bitter fluid.
Empty eructations.
Nausea, waterbrash, pressure at stomach, > by belching.
Vomits after fluids, especially cold water ; green, bitter vomit.
  

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Sinking at stomach.
Pressure in stomach at night, after cold drinks.
Constriction and pressure at pit of stomach, with dyspnoea.
Pressing in pit of stomach during and after eating.
After a thorough wetting, pressing pain in left side under short ribs ; > by eating.
Periodical crampy pain under short ribs ; pressing and drawing, with fulness in pit of stomach, with oppression in breathing ; pain as from flatulency in different parts, but especially in left hypochondrium.
Bellyache after eating ; in umbilical region after supper, obliquely over hypochondria ; pressing in pit of stomach after dinner, during and after eating.
  

HYPOCHONDRIA.


Pain as from tension under short ribs ; periodical crampy pains.
Painful incarceration of flatus in hypochondria and in small of back.
Pressing and drawing, with feeling of repletion in stomach, and oppression of breathing.
Stitches in spleen from walking fast ; tension from stooping.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Distension in upper part of abdomen, with dyspnoea ; evening and morning.
Much rumbling in abdomen, with eructations and discharge of fetid flatus.
Colic at navel, or feeling of repletion after eating.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Stool : papescent, yet tardy, requiring much urging ; painless, undigested ; thin, brownish, fecal ; spurting out with force.
Diarrhoea : after meals ; after fruit ; from wet, cold weather ; before a thunderstorm ; in morning, with much flatus ; with pains in limbs.
Dysentery in summer, renewed before a thunderstorm.
Drawing extending from rectum to genitals.
Pulsation in anus.
  

URINARY ORGANS.


Frequent urging to urinate, with drawing in region of bladder.
Greenish urine.
Somewhat increased pale urine has an offensive, acrid odor.
Frequent desire to urinate ; pain in urethra as from subcutaneous ulceration.
  

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Desire weak ; aversion to an embrace.
Emissions at night, with amorous dreams, later longcontinued erections.
Testicles : especially epididymis, intensely painful to touch ; soreness extending into abdomen and thighs ; drawn up, swollen, painful ; drawn up when walking, contusive pain.
Violent sticking in right testicle, as if violently contused, in evening, while sitting ; pain disappears when walking, but returns immediately upon sitting down.
Violent, painful drawing in hard, somewhat swollen testes, extending as far as abdomen and thigh, especially on right side.
Drawing, sticking pain in right testicle and spermatic cord, > from motion ; sometimes pain is pricking, commencing in right testicle and spreading in a zig-zag manner along perineum toward anus, lasting some seconds, and so violent that it arrests breathing.
Balanitis ; prepuce distended like a bladder, with integument thin, no pain or fever, little discharge, and no annoyance apart from the increased size.
Scanty, painless, thin discharge from urethra ; swelling of left testicle, with tearing pains therein, extending up spermatic cord ; severe, periodic, tearing, throbbing digging pain in left hip bone, extending to middle of thigh, becoming almost intolerable when at rest, so that he could not sit or lie in bed at night ; after cohabiting with wife who had fluor albus.
Orchitis, left side, smooth, hard swelling ; preceded by hydrocele.
Chronic orchitis ; testicle indurated, with tendency to atrophy ; feeling in gland as if it were being crushed.
Seventeen years ago had orchitis, right side, after which testicle remained somewhat enlarged, after severe exertion severe pain in small of back, followed in evening by drawing, pressing pain in right testicle which became swollen ; pain > lying with knees drawn up, < standing ; pain sometimes extends into abdomen and causes tension at right inguinal ring.
Orchitis with fever, from catching cold while dancing, while recovering from an attack of gonorrhoea ; left testicle swollen to size of hen’s egg.
Induration and swelling of testicles after gonorrhoea, or with blennorrhoea.
Swelling and hardness of left testicle, following gonorrhoea ; formerly had headache before and thunderstorm.
Farmer, aged. 40, without known cause, had orchitis, treated six months without benefit, swelling increased in size and hardness, so that he could not walk, and penis lay hidden in the tumor ; left testicle size of three fists, very tense, hard, painful to least touch.
θ Hydrocele.
Hydrocele : from birth, right side, in a child aged 4 weeks ; as large as a hen’s egg, since birth, in a boy aged 1 1/2 years ; left-sided, in a scrofulous child at. 3 years ; right side, in an infant at. 1 year ; left side, in a boy at. 4 years ; from birth, increasing from year to year, in a boy at. 7 years ; left side, in a hemorrhoidal subject at. 60.
Itching and sweating of scrotum.
Soreness or sore sensation between genitals and thighs.
  

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Menstruation too profuse and too early ; fever and headache at each menstrual period.
Suppressed menstruation.
Pain in ovaries ; < in changes of weather.
Serous cysts in vagina.
A country-woman, at. 35, suffered since five years from a voluminous cyst in right ovary ; Rhodod. [6] was employed internally and externally ; about sixth day patient was taken with acute pains in stomach, with a feeling of fluid pouring into abdomen ; vomited bile ; for three days high fever ; the cyst filled up again ; repeated Rhodod. next month, again a rupture took place in about eight to ten days, with symptoms of subacute peritonitis, after cure of which patient refused to continue treatment.
  

PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.


After parturition, burning in uterine region, alternating with pains in limbs, fingers spasmodically flexed.
  

RESPIRATION.


Dyspnoea from constriction of chest.
  

COUGH.


Cough : dry, exhausting, morning and evening, with oppression of chest and rough throat ; with escape of urine ; dry, excited by tickling in trachea.
Attacks of dry cough ; after an attack has lasted four to five hours, during which time she coughs constantly, there follows either vomiting of a serous, bitter, somewhat slimy fluid, containing no particles of food, or she is so prostrated that she has to lie down and sleep ; for the next four or six hours feels well and has no cough ; suddenly and without apparent cause sensation of severe pressure and constriction in region of stomach, as if some one was pressing forcibly with fist against stomach, accompanied by a constant and uncontrollable irritation to cough, arising from epigastrium ; with the pressure in stomach there is a similar, but less severe, sensation in lumbar region of spine, from which place extend drawing, tearing pains at one time into upper, then into lower limbs ; appetite impaired.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Shooting through left chest to back, when bending back and to right.
A very transient dull pain extending from chest to left hypochondrium, almost like splenetic stitches, when walking fast.
Breath and speech fail from the violence of pleuritic stitches running downward in anterior left chest, after standing on cold ground and getting chilled.
Rheumatic pain in left side below short ribs, continuous and of a pressing nature, after taking cold by getting wet ; > from eating.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Boring pain in region of heart.
Heart’s beat stronger.
Pulse slow and weak, or unchanged.
  

OUTER CHEST.


Chest sensitive to touch.
  

NECK AND BACK.


Stiffness of nape of neck, in morning.
Stiffness of nape of neck ; tearing pains in nape of neck, extending thence gradually half-way down back ; < at night and in bed, so that she must rise.
Rheumatic pains in back and shoulders.
Stiff neck, gums and teeth sore, pains fly about everywhere.
Shooting from back to pit of stomach.
Pain from small of back into arms.
Small of back pains, < when sitting and in wet weather.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Paralytic, rheumatic pain in right shoulder upon which he rests, sometimes extending below elbow and going off by turning to other side.
Violent tearing, boring pain in left shoulder joint.
Severe pain in deltoid muscle, < from motion and from vexation before a thunderstorm.
Drawing pain in arms, < in wet weather.
Sensation as if blood ceased to circulate in arms, hands feel warm.
Sensation of weakness and formication in arms, as if they were asleep, < from heat of bed, exposure to cold and stormy weather.
Tearing : in left forearm, at night ; in right forearm.
About 6 P. M., tearing, cramplike drawing in forearm, as if in periosteum, during wet, cold weather ; violent tearing, boring pain in left shoulder joint, with prickling in fingers. θ Chronic rheumatism.
Sensation as if wrists were sprained.
Pain as if sprained in right wrist joint, impeding motion, < when at rest, in rough weather.
Intensely painful drawing and digging in left wrist joint, in evening, when at rest.
Sudden swelling with tearing pains in right wrist, extending to dorsum of hand ; in a man suffering from condylomata.
Increased warmth in hands.
Itching, obliging to scratch, of middle and ring fingers of l. hand, with erysipelatous redness.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Sensation of soreness in thighs near genitals.
Severe tearing pains beginning in upper and posterior portion of right thigh and extending down into foot, with sensation of formication in whole limb ; pain < during rest, drives her out of bed early in morning ; foot immediately “goes to sleep” when sitting down after walking ; must move foot constantly ; pain and stiffness of leg, < mornings.
Periodical tearing pains in lower limbs, particularly about hip joint, < in stormy weather, in rest and at night ; at times swelling and painfulness of finger joints.
Stitching pains in knee and ankle joints ; tension in legs when walking ; constant sensation as if feet and legs were asleep ; < after sitting still, and early in morning on rising ; after an attack of influenza.
White swelling of knee, with intolerable tearing pains, < during rest and at night.
Rheumatic pains in lower extremities and feet, as if in periosteum, < when at rest and during wet, cold weather.
Sensation of coldness, skin wrinkles on legs.
Dropsical swelling of lower legs and feet.
Sensation in lower legs and feet “as if asleep.”
Unusual coldness of feet.
Gout, when there is a fibrous deposit in great toe joint, not the usual deposits of urate of soda.
Affection of great toe joint, often mistaken for bunion, but of rheumatic character.
  

LIMBS IN GENERAL.


Heavy, weak feeling and formication in back and limbs ; < at rest and in rough weather.
Sensation in joints as if sprained, with swelling and redness ; with arthritic nodosities.
Drawing, tearing pain in periosteum, < at night, in wet, stormy weather and in rest ; > in motion ; mostly in forearms and lower legs.
Erratic tearing pains in limbs.
Pains in limbs felt especially in forearm and legs down to fingers and toes ; they soon pass off, and resemble a cramplike drawing.
Pains in limbs seem to be seated in bones or periosteum ; they are mostly confined to small spots and reappear on change of weather.
Tearing pain beginning at outer side of right arm, extending to nape of neck and into back, then down into thigh, where it becomes stitching in character ; heels are particularly painful ; walking difficult, feels as if heavy weights were hanging to feet ; < in rest and change of weather. θ Rheumatism.
For twelve years, periodical, severe, tearing pains in limbs ; for six days right forearm and foot affected ; no swelling or redness ; < at night, she cannot remain in bed.
Severe tearing pains in limbs, with swelling and redness of several joints ; right knee, elbows, left finger joints affected ; pains < at night, particularly toward morning, with tension and stiffness in joints ; after syphilis treated with large doses of Mercury.
After catching cold, paralytic condition of limbs ; severe drawing, pinching, stitching pains in limbs ; fever ; could not walk or stand, neither could he move his arms or hands ; sleep disturbed at night by pain.
Chronic rheumatism affected the smaller joints and their ligaments.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


Rest : gouty pains in teeth < ; pain in hip bone intolerable ; pain in wrist < ; pain in thigh ; pains in lower limbs < ; paralytic weakness ; heavy, weak feeling and formication.
Lying with knees drawn up : pain in right testicle.
Shoulder on which he rests, rheumatic pain ; goes off when turning.
Cannot get to sleep or remain asleep unless her legs are crossed.
Rising : headache >.
Sitting : severe pain in testicles ; after walking, feet go to sleep.
Stooping : tension.
Standing : pain in testicle <.
Motion : pain in ears < ; prosopalgia < ; pain in deltoid muscle ; pains in limbs > ; in open air causes profuse debilitating sweat.
Must move foot constantly.
Walking : stitches in spleen ; testicles drawn up ; pain in testicles > ; tension in legs.
Chewing : pain >.
Exertion : pain in back ; slight, causes great weakness.
Exercise : headache >.
Could not walk or stand, neither move his arms nor hands on account of severe pain.
  

NERVES.


Paralytic weakness during rest.
Great weakness after slight exertion.
Heavy, weak feeling and formication in back and limbs, < in rest and in rough weather.
Painful sensitiveness in windy and cold weather.
Paroxysmal chorea in left arm, leg and face, on approach of a storm.
  

SLEEP.


Awakes as if called.
Great sleepiness during day, with burning in eyes.
Deep, heavy sleep before midnight, with sleepiness early in evening, but sleepless after midnight ; morning sleep disturbed by pain and restlessness in body.
Cannot get to sleep or remain asleep unless her legs are crossed.
  

TIME.


Morning : on rising, stupefaction and drowsiness in head ; when lying in bed, pain in temples and forehead ; pain in external ear ; violent sneezing when rising ; toothache generally ; distension in abdomen ; diarrhoea ; dry cough ; stiffness of nape of neck ; tearing in thigh ; stiffness of leg < ; in bed, chilliness.
During day : alternate stoppage of left and right nostril ; great sleepiness ; if cold air blows on him, chilliness.
All day : severe pain in external ear.
About 6 P. M. : tearing, cramplike drawing in forearm.
Toward evening : sounds in ears <.
Evening : itching of scalp < ; distension in abdomen ; pain in testicle ; dry cough ; pain in wrist joint ; early, sleepiness ; persistent ice-cold feet ; heat.
Night : flushes of heat ; toothache < ; pressure in stomach ; emissions ; pain in hip bone ; pains down back < ; pain in lower limbs <.
Before midnight : deep, heavy sleep.
After midnight : sleepless.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


Almost all symptoms reappear with rough weather.
Open air : stoppage of nostril > ; moving in, profuse sweat.
Dry heat : headache >.
Heat of bed : formication in arms <.
Warmth : faceache > ; toothache > ; toothache < from warmth of bed.
Wrapping up warmly : head >.
Wind and changes of weather : violent faceache < ; toothache < ; pains in ovaries < ; painful sensitiveness.
After thorough wetting : pressing pain in left side ; rheumatic pain in left side.
Wet, cold weather : pain in head < ; transient pain in single teeth ; gouty pains in teeth < ; diarrhoea ; small of back pains < ; drawing pain in arms < ; exposure to, weakness and formication in arms ; tearing in forearm.
Cold : prosopalgia < ; toothache < from cold drinks and inhalation of air ; water, vomits after ; standing on ground, stitches in chest ; increased warmth of hands.
External heat : toothache >.
Stormy weather : rheumatic pains <.
Before a storm : ciliary neuralgia < ; pains through eye from head < ; toothache ; diarrhoea ; dysentery ; pain in deltoid muscles < ; paroxysmal chorea in left arm, leg and face.
After catching cold while dancing : orchitis.
  

FEVER.


Chilliness in morning in bed and during day if cold air blows on him.
Chilliness alternating with heat.
Persistent ice-cold feet in evening, continuing long after lying down in bed.
Heat in evening with cold feet.
Sensation of heat, especially in hands, although they feel cold to touch.
Frequent increase of warmth of hands, even in cold weather.
Feverish heat in evening, with burning in face.
Profuse debilitating sweat, especially when moving about in open air.
Offensive smelling sweat in axilla.
Formication and itching of skin, with sweat.
Perspiration has an odor of spice.
  

ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.


Alternate : left and right nostril stopped ; burning in uterine region and pains in limbs ; chilliness and heat.
Periodical : pains in eyeballs ; crampy pain under short ribs in left hip bone ; tearing pains in lower limbs ; in limbs.
Spring and Autumn : faceache ; toothache during sharp east wind.
For several years : hardness of hearing.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : hot lachrymation ; shooting in eye ; otalgia ; pain in external ear ; tearing sensation in and about ear ; tinnitus aurium < ; violent faceache ; toothache from lower jaw to teeth ; sticking in testicle ; tension at inguinal ring ; voluminous cyst in ovary ; rheumatic pain in shoulder upon which he rests ; tearing in forearm ; pain in wrist joint ; tearing in thigh ; knee and elbow, tearing pain.
Left : pain in temporal region ; bleeding of nose, side ; stoppage of side of nose ; pain in hypochondrium ; swelling of testicles ; pain in hip bone ; orchitis ; testicle swollen to size of hen’s egg ; testicle size of three fists ; shooting through chest to back ; stitches in anterior chest ; rheumatic pain in side below short ribs ; boring pain in shoulder joint ; tearing in forearm ; digging in wrist joint ; itching of fingers ; finger joints, tearing pains ; chorea in arm, leg and face.
Within outward : pain in right eye.
  

SENSATIONS.


Scalp as if bruised ; as of a worm in ear ; as if water were rushing into ear ; as if throat were lined with mucus ; as from tension under short ribs ; testicle as if violently contused ; or as if it were crushed ; as of fluid pouring into abdomen ; as if some one were forcibly pressing with fist against stomach ; as if blood ceased to circulate in arms ; as if arms were asleep ; as if wrists were sprained ; as if feet and legs were asleep ; rheumatism as if in periosteum of lower extremities ; as if heavy weights were hanging to feet.
Pain : in forehead and temples ; in limbs ; in urethra ; in ovaries ; from small of back into arms ; in right wrist joint ; of leg.
Violent pain : in eyeball, orbit and head ; in external ear.
Severe pain : in small of back ; in deltoid muscle.
Acute pain : from temple to temple ; in stomach.
Cutting : in teeth.
Darting pains : like arrows through eye from head.
Shooting : in right eye from within outward ; in upper and lower limbs ; through left chest to back ; from back to pit of stomach.
Stitching : in head ; from teeth into ears ; in knee and ankle joints.
Tearing : in left temporal region ; in bones and periosteum of cranial bones ; in and about right ear ; in head ; in molars ; in testicle and spermatic cord ; in left hip bone ; in nape of neck ; in left shoulder joint ; in forearms ; in upper posterior portion of right thigh into foot ; in lower limbs.
Jerking, tearing pain : in face.
Violent, twitching pain : in right ear.
Boring : in left temporal region ; in a single tooth ; in region of heart ; in left shoulder joint.
Digging : in left hip bone.
Throbbing : in left hip bone.
Pulsation : in anus.
Crampy pains : under short ribs.
Cramplike drawing : in forearm.
Drawing, sticking pain : in right testicle and spermatic cord.
Sticking : in right testicle.
Burning pain : in eyes.
Rheumatic pain : in left side below short ribs ; in back and shoulder.
Rheumatic or gouty pains : in teeth.
Transient dull pain : from chest to left hypochondrium.
Drawing : in bones and periosteum of cranial bones ; in teeth ; from rectum to genitals ; in stomach ; in region of bladder ; in arms.
Pressing pain : in left side under short ribs.
Pressing : in pit of stomach ; in stomach.
Pressure : in forehead and vertex ; in stomach.
Soreness : of inner nose ; of throat ; extending into abdomen and thighs ; between genitals and thighs ; of teeth.
Burning : in uterine region ; in face.
Dry burning : in eyes ; in lips ; in throat.
Heat : in eyes.
Warmth : in hands.
Stiffness : of nape of neck ; of leg ; in joints.
Tension : in legs.
Constriction : in throat ; at pit of stomach.
Fulness : in pit of stomach.
Dulness : in head.
Stupefaction : in head.
Pricking : in teeth.
Scraping : in fauces.
Dryness : of throat.
Formication : in whole limb ; in back and limbs.
Biting, itching : on scalp.
Itching : of scrotum ; of middle and ring fingers of left hand.
Coldness : in legs.
  

TISSUES.


Acute inflammatory swelling of joints, wandering from one joint to another, and at times reappearing in joint first affected ; pains particularly severe at night ; < in rest and during rough, stormy weather.
General rheumatic pains, brought on by damp, cold weather and < during wet.
Rheumatism of cervical and thoracic muscles ; rheumatic neuralgia of extremities ; pains < at rest and in cloudy and stormy weather.
Rheumatic pains especially in all the aponeuroses, < in rest ; < at night ; pains do not admit of the limbs being at rest ; desire to move, and moving relieves ; < before change of weather, particularly before a thunderstorm ; especially right side ; pains < in night, but more toward morning ; in hot season.
Arthritic nodes.
Orchitis and hydrocele.
Dropsical swellings.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touching : toothache < ; testicles very sensitive ; chest sensitive.
  

SKIN.


Burning and tearing, with erysipelas.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Boy, at. 7, suffering since birth ; hydrocele.
Boy, at. 14, good constitution ; swelling of knee.
Woman, at. 22, delivered a short time ago, after an attack of influenza ; rheumatism.
Girl, at. 26, servant ; toothache.
Man, at. 28, strong, after catching cold while dancing, while recovering from an attack of gonorrhoea ; orchitis.
Man, at. 30, thin, tall, good constitution ; weakness and formication in arms.
Man, at. 31, strong, under treatment for condylomata ; pain and swelling of wrist.
Man, at. 33, printer, for last six months suffered from syphilis, after being apparently cured by large doses of mercury present attack came on ; swelling and pain in joints.
Woman, at. 34, working out by the day, suffering six days ; rheumatism.
Woman, at. 35 ; ovarian cyst discharged.
Woman, at. 35, weak, mother of several children ; cough.
Woman, at. 36, good constitution, violent temper, married fifteen years, suffering three weeks ; tearing in leg.
Man, at. 37, good-humored, well built, seven days ago caught cold, since then suffering ; rheumatism.
Man, at. 38, strong and healthy, after cohabiting with wife who was suffering with fluor albus ; orchitis and pain in leg.
Farmer, at. 40 ; hydrocele.
Man, at. 41, two years ago caught cold, since then suffering ; dysecoia.
Man, at. 48, laborer, had orchitis seventeen years ago ; orchitis.
Woman, at. 50, suffering twenty years ; dysecoia.
Woman, at. 51, suffering twelve years ; rheumatism.
Woman, at. 54, suffering fourteen days ; earache.
Man, at. 55, laborer, strong constitution, suffering fourteen days ; rheumatism.
Man, at. 64, after catching cold ; tinnitus aurium.
Man, at. 64 suffering ten months ; enlargement of testicle.
Old lady, irritable, suffering six years ; rheumatism.
  

RELATIONS.


Antidoted by : Bryon., Camphor, Clematis, Rhus tox.
Compare : Aurum, Bryon., Calcarea, Clematis, Conium, Kalmia, Ledum, Lycop., Mercur., Nux vomica, Phosphor., Pulsat., Ranunc., Rhus tox.

About the author

C. Hering

C. Hering

Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.

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