Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel

RATANHIA [Rat]

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RATANHIA [Rat] symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy RATANHIA [Rat]

INTRODUCTION

      RAT. See Hartlaub and Trinks’ “Mat. Medorrhinum,” Vol. IV.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

      Sore pain. Languor and prostration with uneasiness in the whole body. Haemorrhages.

SKIN.

      Itching, with small glandular swellings on the occiput. Itching, with small red spots in the region of the stomach.

SLEEP.

      Restless sleep, with frequent waking. Unpleasant dreams.

FEVER.

      Coldness and chilly shaking early in the morning. Chilly shuddering over the whole body, in the evening, continuing in bed.

MORAL SYMPTOMS.

      Quarrelsome and ill-humored; vexed mood.

SENSORIUM AND HEAD.

      Fleeting lacerating in the forehead. Headache, as if the head were in a vice. Pain as if the head would burst. Bruised pain at small spots, here and there, in the head. Digging-up in the brain. Heat in the whole head, with heaviness.

EYES.

      Inflammation of the whites. Agglutination of the lids. Burning and contractive sensation in the lids. Dim-sightedness. Sensation as of a white speck before the eyes, impeding sight.

EARS.

      Lacerating in the ear. Sensation as if an insect were creeping in the ear. Ringing ion the ear.

NOSE AND FACE.

      Feeling of swelling in the nostril. Violent itching in the nose. Burning in the nostrils. Violent sneezing. Dryness of the nose. Fullness and stoppage of the nose.

TEETH.

      Digging, shooting pain in the molars. Beating pain ion the upper incisor, and frequent bleeding of the teeth. The molars feel elongated.

MOUTH.

      The tongue feels tight, as if swollen. Burning as from fire at the top of the tongue. Accumulation of tasteless water in the mouth.

THROAT.

      Sore throat. Painful spasmodic contraction in the throat.

APPETITE AND STOMACH.

      No appetite. Violent hiccough. Vomiting of water, preceded by loathing. Pinching pain about the stomach. Constrictive pain in the stomach and cutting in the abdomen. Ulcerative pain in the region of the stomach. Heat and burning in the stomach.

ABDOMEN.

      Violent stitch in the region of the ribs. Drawing in the umbilical region, with a feeling of coldness in that region. Burning and twitching in the abdomen. Pinching in the sides of the abdomen. Contractive pain at a small spot in the groin.

STOOL.

      Hard stool, with straining. Ineffectual urging to stool. Yellow diarrhoeic stool, with burning at the anus as from fire. Scanty diarrhoeic stool, preceded by cutting and rumbling in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen during the stool.

URINE.

      Frequent urging to urinate, only a few drops being passed each time. Scanty urine, soon depositing a sediment, and becoming turbid.

FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS.

      Too early menses. Pain in the small of the back during the menses. Leucorrhoea.

LARYNX.

      Foetid breath. Frequent titillation in the larynx, inducing cough. Dry cough, with difficult expectoration of hard mucus.

CHEST.

      Congestion of blood to, and heat in the chest, with difficult respiration. Ulcerative pain in the chest during and after the cough. Violent pressure on the chest. Painful constrictive sensation from both sides of the chest. Fleeting cutting pain at the upper part of the sternum. Pointed sticking in the region of the heart.

BACK.

      Pain as if bruised in the whole spine, going off after rising. Drawing and tensive pain along the whole spine.

ARMS.

      Lacerating in the shoulders. Lacerating in both upper arms, from the shoulders to the elbows.

LEGS.

      Tensive burning in thigh and leg. Lacerating in the hips. Lacerating from the hip to knee. Lacerating pain in the tendons of the throat. Drawing in the legs. Great heaviness and weariness in the inner side of the thighs.

About the author

Charles Julius Hempel

Charles Julius Hempel

Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.

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