Individual Remedy Information
COMMON REMEDIES - D to I
The person needing Dulcamara may appear self-righteous, full of wilfulness and interested in dominating the family scene. They are fussy, possessive, and opinionated, and they appear rather unconcerned about their state of health until quite ill. There is a particular sensitivity to cold and damp surroundings, causing rheumatism that may alternate in symptomatic expression with diarrhoea. Facial neuralgia, bladder infections, yellow sinus discharges, and colicky pains also originate in exposure to wet and cold. Rheumatic joint pains, rigidity, or coldness and lameness of extremities persist chronically and are generally worse at night. Connective tissue disease.
MIND: Wilful, fussy, opinionated.
< change to cold weather (autumn). < humidity.
> warm, dry weather
Diarrhoea, hay fever, asthma, rheumatism from weather change to cold, damp.
Tongue, jaws lame; stiff neck; back troubles.
Headache from suppressed catarrh.
Facial neuralgia from suppressed facial eruptions.
Warts: face, hands (fingers) - smooth, flat.
Icy cold paralysed parts.
Every cold affects bladder or eyes or throat.
Anxiety for family.
FERRUM ¬† METALLICUM
This person can be nervous, irritable and sensitive, especially in regard to noise. Yet, they also tend to be forceful, disputative, and preoccupied with business matters. Underneath may lurk anxious apprehension and remorse as if a crime had been committed. The anxiety is accompanied by a throbbing in the epigastrium. These patients tend to be anaemic and suffer from circulatory dysfunction; however, rather than appearing pale and bloodless, there is a tendency to plethora marked by flushed cheeks; the muscles tend to be flabby and weak and any strenuous exertion exhausts the patient. The psychological tendency to hold obsessive guilt and give persistent attention to details of business.¬† There may be physical cramping pains in stomach, abdomen and rectum. Constipation occurs from atony of the intestinal canal and is further complicated by contractive rectal spasms.
MIND: Nervous, irritable and sensitive yet also forceful when it comes to business ideas
Headache better for cold applications
Feeling of sand under eye lids
First indication of a cold
Anaemic - pale, not full blooded although they may easily flush
Susceptibility to chest trouble
Those needing the remedy Gelsemium are quite nervous and very sensitive.¬† This constant undercurrent of fear often causes them to be irritable. This heightened sensitivity however does not speed them up like the symptoms found in the remedy Coffea cruda, but actually brings about a loss of functional power in mind and body. There is difficulty in clarifying ideas and in concentrating; thoughts come impulsively; the muscles are weak, tremulous, and do not obey. In addition, a strong inclination exists to worry and develop apprehension toward imminent dangers such as in regard to sudden heart failure and in stage fright. Typically, the patient feels the necessity to keep in motion, in order to prevent a sudden stoppage of the heart; the pulse slows down during rest or repose, but it greatly accelerates on motion; it is chronically slow in old age. There are also stitches felt in the region of the heart, especially on rising from a seat.
Gelsemium is good remedy for diarrhoea that comes on from bad news, grief, fright, from sudden emotions, and from anticipating an ordeal. Stools typically appear yellowish, tea-green, or cream-coloured.
MIND: Quite nervous and very sensitive.¬† Often have mild tremor when nervous. Difficulty in clarifying ideas due to nerves.
People needing this remedy often experience states of grief and fear which may have originated in confusion over affection received during life. They can be apprehensive and distrustful. Older children will also show a lessened ability to concentrate and a marked lack of seriousness, as they will laugh and tease when reprimanded. Skin eruptions are characterised by honey-coloured, sticky discharges which ooze from ulcers and cracks in the skin; cracks appear especially in the region of the nipples, mouth, anus, and between the toes. The skin suppurates easily, is raw and unhealthy, especially in the bends of limbs, groin, neck, and around the mouth and behind the ears near the earlobe. Impetigo is frequently helped by this remedy.¬† The slow, coarse, poorly developed worker, who doesn't let anything bother him or people with changeable moods and reactions, who can be upset by the slightest thing. They then become anxious, angry, sad, weepy etc. But, if they can talk about it or cry about, the problems disappear equally quickly.
MIND: States of grief and fear. Scared. Apprehensive and distrustful. Lack of seriousness
< AM, waking: anxiety, dullness.
Eruptions (or history of): head, behind ears, between thighs.
Gluey, honey-like discharges (skin, elsewhere).
Cracks in skin, anus, etc.
Nail affections. Inflammation of the eyelids.
Desires chicken. Averse: fish, sweets, salt, soup.
Stomach pain > eating¬† > milk.
Constipation: large, knotty lumps. (Also diarrhoea.)
Deafness > in noise.¬† Photophobia.
Symptoms worse on the left side.
Numb head & extremities.
Those needing Hepar Sulph show heightened sensitivity to all external impressions which grind on the nerves and create extreme mental anguish and irritability. Impulsive outbursts of anger with feelings of remorse in face of such unbridled expression of irritability. Imbalances in the vital force leading to physical pathology arise from attempts to hold the anger in check as well as¬† being subjected to constant detrimental influences from the environment.¬† In particular, there appear glandular swellings, sinusitis, and various kinds of skin eruptions and suppurations. Hepar sulphur shows hypersensitivity of the nervous system, coupled with a tendency to explode and become abusive and vehement toward others. The nervous strain is so great that hardly any self-control is possible, though it is tried. Suppression of angry irritability leads to mental impulses with exaggerated, dangerous content.
MIND: Heightened sensitivity. Irritable with impulsive violent outbursts of anger.
Hypersensitive to touch, pain, cold air.
Sour odour: diarrhoea, perspiration.
Coughs (croup, bronchitis) < least cold air.
< dry, cold. < touching cold things (sneezes).
< cold draft; even uncovering a hand.
Desire acids, vinegar.
Hurried, hasty, abusive.
Intolerant of pain.
Constant cold in nose: complains about it.¬† Swollen glands. Sinusitis.
Constipation (even soft stool). Urine slow.
Ignatia aids the disappointed, grief-stricken individual who becomes self-absorbed and shuns away from communicating the emotions and frustrations, while yet venting the inner tension through erratic behaviour, even rudeness and rage. Itching, sometimes in the form of a nettle rash, can break out over the whole body and is eased on scratching, this amelioration being the leading keynote for the Ignatia amara skin condition. The itching is worse on heating up from exercise in the open air, and any draft may aggravate the condition. Typically, the mouth and vagina become excoriated.¬† Ignatia amara comes on after grief and disappointment, and oftentimes a concomitant deep sense of frustration and anger is expressed through a dry, spasmodic or reflex cough that may come in quick, successive paroxysms. A deep sighing and need to expand the chest signifies the burden of the grief. Other symptoms are spasms of the glottis.¬† Patients can appear brooding and introverted or sensitive and easily excitable.
MIND: Rudeness and erratic behaviour which is caused by grief or disappointment. Reticence in communicating with others about their emotions.
Ailments from grief (romantic especially). Silent grief. Sighing. Aversion to consolation.
Fears birds, chickens.
Aversion to fruit.
Perspiration on face.
Unpredictable: behaviour & symptoms:
Sore throat > swallowing, thirst w/ chill, etc.¬† Emptiness stomach not > eating.
Lump in throat, chest constriction: when near tears.
Neuralgias. Unexplained numbness.
Anal pain extending up into abdomen.
Ipecacuanha develops a symptom picture from vexations and withheld displeasure. Unvoiced or ineffectually expressed indignation may seek an outlet through the breathing apparatus. The chest feels constricted and oppressed; the patient experiences shortness of breath and loss of breath on movement. Heart palpitations may accompany the condition. The cough is spasmodic and suffocative, even violent; in some cases, the face turns blue and the body stiffens; the pressure in the chest extends to the stomach region, and nausea and loathing are sure concomitants in the Ipecacuanha symptomatology, pointing also to a possible psychological aetiology of indignation and defence.¬† ¬† Ipecacuanha (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) patients tend to be impatient and irritable, with a bent to capriciousness.
MIND: Oppressed, irritable, unhappy, fearful, sad, buried in thought. Silently holding on to past injustice. Indignation.
Persistent nausea (& vomiting - does not relieve).
Headache with striking nausea & vomiting.
Vomiting with clean tongue
Hemorrhages: uterus, etc.
Bright red bleeding with nausea.
Sleepy after vomiting.
Respiratory troubles with excessive accumulation of mucous & or spasm, accompanied by nausea & vomiting (asthma; retching after spasmodic cough.) Face may turn blue with cough.
Fermented stool (foamy): grass green, shiny.