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Characteristics Symptoms

Patient Worse by

Patient Better by

Agaricus Muscarius Jerking, twitching, trembling, and itching

Twitching ceases during sleep

Various forms of neuralgia and spasmodic affections

Various forms of cerebral excitement rather than congestion

Sensation as if pierced by needles of ice

Sensitive to pressure and cold air

Violent bearing-down pains

Symptoms appear diagonally as right arm and left leg

Pains are accompanied by sensation of cold, numbness and tingling

Head in constant motion; falling backward, as if a weight in occiput

Desire to cover head warmly

Thirsty all the time

Empty eructations, tasting of apples

Unnatural hunger

Flatulent distention of stomach and abdomen

Profuse inodorous flatus

Sudden and violent urging to urinate

Frequent urination

Menses, increased, earlier

Sexual excitement

Leucorrhœa, with much itching

Uncertain gait

Neuralgia in locomotor ataxia

Paralysis of lower limbs, with spasmodic condition of arms

Paroxysms of yawning

Restless sleep from violent itching and burning

On falling asleep, starts, twitches, and awakes often

Vivid dreams

Drowsy in daytime

Yawning, followed by involuntary laughter

Open cold air

After eating

After coitus

In cold weather

Before a thunder-storm

Pressure on dorsal spine, which causes involuntary laughter

Moving about slowly
Alumen Paralytic weakness of the muscles in all parts of the body

Adapted to old people

Sensation of dryness and constriction

Constipation of the most aggravated kind; no desire for stool for days; violent ineffectual urging to stool; no ability to expel stool; marble-like masses pass, but rectum still feels full

Weakness of all muscles, especially arms and legs

Constricted feeling around limbs

Cold except headache, which is relieved by cold  
Aluminum Chloridum Pains of loco-motor ataxia    
Alumina Dryness of mucous membranes and skin

Tendency to paretic muscular states

Old people, with lack of vital heat, or prematurely old, with debility

Sluggish functions, heaviness, numbness, and staggering

Disposition to colds in the head, and eructations in spare, dry, thin subjects

Delicate children, products of artificial baby foods

Inability to walk except with eyes open

Abnormal cravings-chalk, charcoal, dry food, tea-grounds

Heartburn; feels constricted

Aversion to meat

Potatoes disagree

No desire to eat; can swallow but small morsels at a time

Must strain at stool in order to urinate

Excessive sexual desire; involuntary emissions when straining at stool

Menses too early, short, scanty, pale, followed by great exhaustion

Leucorrhœa acrid, profuse transparent, ropy, with burning; worse during daytime, and after menses

Arms feel paralyzed

Legs feel asleep, especially when sitting with legs crossed

Staggers on walking

Heels feel numb

Soles tender; on stepping, feel soft and swollen

Inability to walk, except when eyes are open or in daytime

Spinal degenerations and paralysis of lower limbs

Restless sleep; anxious and confused dreams

Sleepy in morning


In afternoon

From potatoes

In morning on awaking

Warm room

In open air

From cold washing

In evening and on alternate days

Damp weather

Ammonium Muriaticum A state of prostration bordering on a typhoid state

Especially adapted to fat and sluggish patients

A tendency to irregular circulation, blood seems to be in constant turmoil, pulsations, etc

"Boiling" sensation

Thirst for lemonade

Regurgitation of food

Bitter water brash

Much flatus

Menses too early, too free, dark, clotted; flow more at night

Leucorrhœa, like white of an egg; with pain about the navel; brown, slimy after every urination

Head and chest symptoms in the morning; abdominal symptoms in the afternoon Open air
Angustura Vera Rheumatic and paralytic complaints-great difficulty in walking

Crackling in all joints.

Stiffness of muscles and joints


Bitter taste

Irresistible desire for coffee

Twitching and jerking along back; bends backward.

Pain in limbs on walking

Arms tired and heavy

Aragallus Lamberti Bewildered, confused state

Symptoms of in-coordination and paralysis

Tired in the morning

Restlessness and aimless wandering

Must concentrate his mind on walking

Weakness of limbs

Pain in left sciatic nerve

Cramps of muscles on front of leg while walking

Argentum Nitricum Symptoms of in-coordination, loss of control and want of balance everywhere, mentally and physically

Trembling in affected parts

Great desire for sweets

Splinter-like pains

Sensation as if a part were expanding and other errors of perception

Withered up and dried constitutions, especially when associated with unusual or long continued mental exertion

Pains increase and decrease gradually

Flatulent state and prematurely aged look

Explosive belching especially in neurotics

Paraplegia Myelitis and disseminated sclerosis of brain and cord

Intolerance of heat

Sensation of a sudden pinch

Desire for cheese and salt

Urine scanty and dark

Emission of a few drops after having finished

Divided stream

Impotence; erection fails when coition is attempted; desire wanting; coition painful

Leucorrhœa profuse, with erosion of cervix bleeding easily

Cannot walk with eyes closed

Trembling, with general debility

Paralysis, with mental and abdominal symptoms

Rigidity of calves

Debility in calves especially

Walks and stands unsteadily, especially when unobserved

Sleepless, from fancies before his imagination; horrible dreams of snakes, and of sexual gratification

Warmth in any form

At night

From cold food


After eating

At menstrual period

From emotions

Left side

From eructation

Fresh air



Arsenicum Album All-prevailing debility, exhaustion, and restlessness, with nightly aggravation

Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion

Irritable weakness

Burning pains; burning relieved by heat

Fear fright and worry

Complaints that return annually

Degenerative changes

Gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition.

System under the stress of malignancy regardless of location

Septic infections and low vitality

Great thirst; drinks much, but little at a time

Craves acids, milk and coffee

Heartburn; gulping up of acid and bitter substances which seem to excoriate the throat

Long-lasting eructations

Stools small, offensive, dark, with much prostration; worse at night, and after eating and drinking

Urine scanty, burning, involuntary; albuminous

Menses too profuse and too soon

Leucorrhœa, acrid, burning, offensive, thin

Trembling, twitching, spasms, weakness, heaviness, uneasiness

Cramps in calves

Sleep disturbed, anxious, restless; must have head raised by pillows

Suffocative fits during sleep

Sleeps with hands over head

Dreams are full of care and fear

Wet weather

After midnight

From cold

Cold drinks, or food


Right side

From heat

From head elevated

Warm drinks

Arsenicum Bromatum A great anti-psoric and anti-syphilitic remedy for Locomotor Ataxia    
Atropine Great dryness of throat, almost impossible to swallow

All kind of illusions of sight

Everything appears large

Motes over everything

On reading, words run together; double vision, all objects seem to be elongated.

Aurum Muriaticum Natronatum High blood pressure due to disturbed function of nervous mechanism

Arterio-sclerosis Syphilitic ataxia

Leucorrhœa, with spasmodic contraction of vagina

Belladonna Furious excitement, perverted special senses, twitching, convulsions and pain

Hot, red skin, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing carotids, excited mental state, hyperæsthesia of all senses

Convulsive movements

Dryness of mouth and throat with aversion to water

Neuralgic pains that come and go suddenly 

Heat, redness, throbbing and burning

Great children's remedy

No thirst, anxiety or fear

Violence of attack and suddenness of onset

Vertigo, with falling to left side or backwards

Tottering gait. Shifting rheumatic pains.

Jerking limbs. Spasms

Involuntary limping

Cold extremities

Loss of appetite

Averse to meat and milk

Great thirst for cold water

Abhorrence of liquids

 Dread of drinking

Desire diminished

Menses increased; bright red, too early, too profuse; very offensive and hot

Restless sleep, crying out, gritting of teeth; kept awake by pulsation of blood-vessels; screams out in sleep

Sleeplessness, with drowsiness

Starting when closing the eyes or during sleep

Sleeps with hands under head





After noon

Lying down

Cannabis Indica Intense exaltation, in which all perceptions and conceptions, all sensations and all emotions are exaggerated to the utmost degree

Subconscious or dual nature state; apparently under the control of the second self, but, the original self, prevents the performance of acts which are under the domination of the second self; apparently the two natures cannot act independently, one acting as a check, upon the other

Exaggeration of the duration of time and extent of space

Conception of time, space and place is gone

Extremely happy and contented, nothing troubles

Ideas crowd upon each other

Increased appetite

Urine loaded with slimy mucus

Must strain to urinate; dribbling; has to wait some time before the urine flow

Menses profuse, dark, painful, without clots

Pain across shoulders and spine; must stoop; cannot walk erect

Pain in soles and calves; sharp pains in knees and ankles; very exhausted after a short walk

Very sleepy, but unable to do so

Dreams of dead bodies; prophetic


From coffee

Liquor and tobacco

Lying on right side

From fresh air

Cold water


Carboneum Sulphuratum Patients broken down by abuse of alcohol

Sensitive patients worse cold, wasted muscles, and skin and mucous membranes anæsthetic

Lack of vital heat

Sensory difficulties in limbs

Diminished sensibility of arms, hands and feet

Cramps in limbs

Lightning-like pains, with cramps

Gait unsteady, tottering; worse in dark

Feet insensible

Pain in lower limbs, with cramps and formication

Desire lost, parts atrophied

Frequent profuse emissions

Deep morning sleep with anxious, vexatious dreams

After breakfast


Sensitive to warm, damp, weather

In open air
Carbo Vegetabilis Patient is sluggish, fat and lazy and has a tendency to chronicity in his complaints

Blood seems to stagnate in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and ecchymosis

Body becomes blue, icy-cold

Patient may be almost lifeless, but the head is hot

Coldness, breath cool

Pulse imperceptible

Oppressed and quickened respiration, and must have air, must be fanned hard, must have all the windows open

Faints easily, is worn out, and must have fresh air

Very debilitated

Patient seems to be too weak to hold out

Persons who have never fully recovered from the effects of some previous illness

Extremities heavy, stiff; feel paralyzed; limbs, go to sleep; want of muscular energy; joints weak

Cramp in soles; feet numb and sweaty

Eructations, heaviness, fullness, and sleepiness

Eructations after eating and drinking

Temporary relief from belching

Rancid, sour, or putrid eructations

Digestion slow; food putrefies before it digests

Aversion to milk, meat, and fat things

The simplest food distresses

Premature and too copious menses; pale blood.

Leucorrhœa before menses, thick, greenish, milky, excoriating



Open air


From fat food, butter, coffee, milk

Warm damp weather


 From eructation

From fanning


Causticum Progressive loss of muscular strength, tendinous contractures

Broken down seniles

Dark-complexioned and rigid-fibered persons

Restlessness at night, with tearing pains in joints and bones, and faint-like sinking of strength

Local paralysis, vocal cords, muscles of deglutition, of tongue, eyelids, face, bladder and extremities

Children are slow to walk

The skin of a Causticum person is of a dirty white sallow, with warts, especially on the face

Emaciation due to disease, worry, etc, and of long standing

Burning, rawness, and soreness

Cannot walk without suffering

Slow in learning to walk

Unsteady walking and easily falling

Greasy taste

Aversion to sweets

Feels as if lime were burned in stomach

Worse after eating fresh meat; smoked meat agrees

Urine involuntary when coughing, sneezing;  expelled very slowly, and sometimes retained; involuntary during first sleep at night; also from slightest excitement

Loss of sensibility on passing urine

Menses cease at night; flow only during day 

Leucorrhœa at night, with great weakness

 Menses delay, late

Very drowsy; can hardly keep awake

Nocturnal sleeplessness, with dry heat, inquietude

Dry, cold winds

In clear fine weather

Cold air

From motion of carriage

 In damp, wet weather


Heat of bed

Chromium Sulphate  Tachycardia

Lack of nervous tone

Condurango  Painful cracks in corner of mouth    
Conium Difficult gait, trembling, sudden loss of strength while walking, painful stiffness of legs

Conditions often found in old age, a time of weakness, languor, local congestions, and sluggishness



Weakened memory

Sexual debility

Trouble at the change of life, old and bachelors

General feeling as if bruised by blows

Great debility in the morning in bed

Weakness of body and mind, trembling, and palpitation

Extremities heavy, weary, paralyzed; trembling; bands unsteady; fingers and toes numb

Muscular weakness, especially of lower extremities

Much difficulty in voiding urine; it flows and stops again

Sexual desire increased; power decreased

Menses delayed and scanty; parts sensitive

Leucorrhœa after micturition

Lying down

Turning or rising in bed


Before and during menses

From taking cold

Bodily or mental exertion

While fasting

In the dark

From letting limbs hang down



Curare Muscular paralysis without impairing sensation and consciousness

Reflex action diminished

Debility of the aged and from loss of fluids

Nervous debility

Extremities tired pain up and down spine

Arms weak, heavy

Cannot lift the fingers

Legs tremble; give way in walking.

Menses too early, during menses, colic, headache, kidney pain

Leucorrhœa, thick, purulent, offensive


Cold weather

Cold wind

2 am

Right side

Duboisia Red spots floats in the field of vision

Sensation as if stepping on empty space

Vertigo with pale face; not gastric in origin

Loss of power in limbs, staggers; feels as if he stepped on empty space

Trembling, numbness and weakness

Impossible to stand with eyes shut, tendency to fall backwards

Ferrum Picricum Acts best in dark-haired patients, plethoric, with sensitive livers

Locomotor ataxia, ocular stage

Frequent micturition at night, with full feeling and pressure in rectum

Fluoricum Acidum Patient is compelled to move about energetically

Complaints of old age, or the prematurely aged, with weak, distended blood vessels

Sour eructations

Averse to coffee, wants fancy dishes

Desire for highly seasoned food

Craves cold water, hungry

Warm drinks produce diarrhœa

Sexual passion and desire increased with erections at night, during sleep

Urine scanty, dark

Menses copious, frequent, too long

Copious and excoriating leucorrhœa



Warm drinks

Cold while walking
Gelsemium Various degrees of motor paralysis

General prostration

Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness, and trembling

Slow pulse, tired feeling, mental apathy

Paralysis of various groups of muscles about the eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphincter, extremities, etc

Muscular weakness

Complete relaxation and prostration

Lack of muscular co-ordination

General depression from heat of sun

Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints

Children fear falling, grab nurse or crib

Sluggish circulation

Loss of power of muscular control

Cramp in muscles of forearm. Professional neuroses

Excessive trembling and weakness of all limbs

Fatigue after slight exercise

No thirst

Urine profuse, clear, watery, with chilliness and tremulousness

Cannot get fully to sleep


Sleepless from nervous irritation

Damp weather


Before a thunderstorm

Emotion, or excitement

Bad news


When thinking of his ailments

At 10 am

Bending forward

By profuse urination

Open air

Continued motion


Heloderma Eyeball becomes more prominent

Great coldness-"arctic" coldness

Sensation as if would fall to right side

Very thirsty

Swallowing difficult

Breath cold

Numbness and trembling

Sensation as if walking on sponge, and as if feet were swollen

Staggering gait

Cock's gait

When walking, lifts feet higher than usual, and puts down heel hard

Feet cold as ice or burn

Stretching relieves pains in muscles and limbs

Internal coldness, as if frozen to death

Cold rings around body

Cold waves

Cold spots

Temperature subnormal-96

Hyoscyamus Weakness and nervous agitation

Tremulous weakness and twitching of tendons

Muscular twitchings, spasmodic affections, 

Non-inflammatory cerebral activity

Vertigo as if intoxicated

Cramps in calves and toes

Lascivious; exposes his person

Excited sexual desire

During menses, convulsive movements, urinary flux and sweat

Intense sleeplessness

Starts up frightened

Great restlessness; every muscle twitches

Will not be covered

At night

During menses

After eating

When lying down

Ignatia Marked hyperæsthesia of all the senses, and a tendency to clonic spasms

Especially adapted to the nervous temperament-women of sensitive, easily excited nature, dark, mild disposition, quick to perceive, rapid in execution

Rapid change of mental and physical condition, opposite to each other

Great contradictions

Alert, nervous, apprehensive, rigid, trembling patients who suffer acutely in mind or body, at the same time made worse by drinking coffee

Superficial and erratic symptoms

Cannot bear tobacco

Pain is small, circumscribed spots

Jerking of limbs

Pain in tendo-Achilles and calf

Ulcerative pain in soles

Sour eructation

Much flatulence

Averse to ordinary diet; longs for great variety of indigestible articles

Craving for acid things

Urine profuse, watery

Menses, black, too early, too profuse, or scanty

Feminine sexual frigidity

Sleep very light

Jerking of limbs on going to sleep

Dreams continuing a long time; troubling him

In the morning

Open air

After meals




External warmth

While eating

Change of position

Kali Bromatum Loss of sexual desire

Urine profuse, with thirst

Debility and impotence

Impaired co-ordination, numbness and tingling in limbs

Fidgety hands; busy twitching of fingers

Jerking and twitching of muscles

Restless sleep

Extreme drowsiness

Night terrors

Grinding teeth in sleep

Horrible dreams

  When occupied mentally or physically
Kali Iodatum  Rheumatism in neck, back, feet, especially heels and soles; worse, cold and wet

Loss of weight

Severe bone-pains.

Contraction of joints

Rheumatism of knees with effusion

Pain in small of back and coccyx

Pain in hip, forcing limping

Saliva increased

Cold food and drink, especially milk, aggravate

Much thirst


Menses late, profuse

During menses uterus feels as if squeezed

Corrosive leucorrhœa

Warm clothing

Warm room

At night

Damp weather


Open air

Lathyris Sativus Affections the lateral and anterior columns of the cord

No pains

Reflexes always increased

Paralytic affections of lower extremities; spastic paralysis; lateral sclerosis; Beriberi

Sleepy, constant yawning

Tremulous, tottering gait

Excessive rigidity of legs; spastic gait

Knees knock against each other when walking

Cramps in legs worse cold, and cold feet

Cannot extend or cross legs when sitting

Gluteal muscles and lower limbs emaciated

Legs blue; swollen, if hanging down

Stiffness and lameness of ankles and knees, toe do not leave the floor, heels do not touch floor, Muscles of calves very tense

Patient sits bent forward, straightens with difficulty

Frequent urination, must hurry, else voided involuntarily

Lycopodium Adapted more especially to ailments gradually developing, functional power weakening, with failures of the digestive powers, where the function of the liver is seriously disturbed


Mild temperaments of lymphatic constitution, with catarrhal tendencies; older persons, where the skin shows yellowish spots, earthy complexion, uric acid diathesis, etc; also precocious, weakly children

Intolerant of cold drinks; craves everything warm

Best adapted to persons intellectually keen, but of weak, muscular power

Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases


Debility in morning.


Patient is thin, withered, full of gas and dry

Lacks vital heat; has poor circulation, cold extremities

Pains come and go suddenly

Sensitive to noise and odors

Excessive hunger

Aversion to bread, etc

Desire for sweet things

Food tastes sour

Sour eructations

Great weakness of digestion

Eating ever so little creates fullness

Cannot eat oysters

Rolling of flatulence 

Wakes at night feeling hungry

Incomplete burning eructations rise only to pharynx there burn for hours

Likes to take food and drink hot

Polyuria during the night

Heavy red sediment in urine

No erectile power; impotence

Premature emission

Menses too late; last too long, too profuse

Coition painful

Leucorrhœa, acrid, with burning in vagina

Pain in heel on treading as from a pebble

Painful callosities on soles; toes and fingers contracted.

Cramps in calves and toes at night in bed

Drowsy during day

Starting in sleep

Dreams of accidents

Right side

From right to left

From above downward

4 to 8 pm

From heat or warm room

Hot air, bed

Warm applications, except throat and stomach which are better from warm drinks

By motion

After midnight

From warm food and drink

On getting cold

From being uncovered

Magnesium Phosphoricum Cramping of muscles with radiating pains

Neuralgic pains relieved by warmth

Especially suited to tired, languid, exhausted subjects

Indisposition for mental exertion

Vertigo on moving, falls forward on closing eyes, better walking in open air

Thirst for very cold drinks

Menses too early, dark, stringy

Cramps in calves

Darting pains


Tetanic spasms

Weakness in arms and hands, finger-tips stiff and numb

General muscular weakness

Right side





Bending double



Mercurius Corrosivus Salivation

Taste salty and bitter

Pulse rapid and intermittent

Urine hot, burning, scanty or suppressed; bloody, greenish discharge; albuminous

Perspiration after urinating




While at rest
Natrum Iodatum  Vertigo    
Nitricum Acidum Sticking pains

Marked improvement of all symptoms while riding in a carriage

Acts best on the dark complexioned and past middle life

Pains appear and disappear quickly 

All discharges very offensive, especially urine, feces, and perspiration

Persons who have chronic diseases, and take cold easily and disposed to diarrhœa

Excessive physical irritability

Great hunger, with sweetish taste

 Longing for indigestible things-chalk, earth, etc

Loves fat and salt

Urine scanty, dark, offensive; smells like horse's urine; cold on passing; burning and stinging; bloody and albuminous

Leucorrhœa brown, flesh-colored, watery, or stringy, offensive

Menses early, profuse, like muddy water, with pain in back, hips and thighs

Evening and night

Cold climate, and also hot weather

While riding in carriage
Nux Vomica Pre-eminently the remedy for many of the conditions incident to modern life

The typical Nux patient is rather thin, spare, quick, active, nervous, and irritable

Does a good deal of mental work; has mental strains and leads a sedentary life, found in prolonged office work, over-study, and close application to business, with its cares and anxieties

Seeks stimulants, coffee, wine, possibly in excess; or, again, he hopes to quiet his excitement, by indulging in the sedative effects of tobacco

Takes preferably rich and stimulating food

Wine and women play their part to make him forget the close application of the day

Is pre-eminently a male remedy

Irritable, nervous system, hypersensitive and over-impressionable

 Zealous fiery temperament

Easily chilled, avoid open air, etc

Always seems to be out of tune

Inharmonious spasmodic action

Legs numb; feel paralyzed; cramps in calves and soles

Partial paralysis, from overexertion or getting soaked

Cracking in knee-joints during motion

Drags his feet when walking

Sensation of sudden loss of power of arms and legs in the morning


Sour, bitter eructations.

Loves fats and tolerates them well

Difficult belching of gas

Frequent calls to urinate; little and often

Easily excited desire

Emissions from high living

Menses too early, lasts too long; always irregular, blood black with faint spells

Cannot sleep after 3 am until towards morning; awakes feeling wretchedly

Drowsy after meals, and in early evening

Dreams full of bustle and hurry


Mental exertion

After eating





Dry weather


From a nap, if allowed to finish it

In evening

While at rest

In damp, wet weather

Strong pressure

Onosmodium Want of power of concentration and co-ordination

Vertigo, numbness and muscular prostration

General prostration

Acts as if born tired

Craving for ice-water and cold drinks; wants to drink often

Constant sexual excitement

Psychical impotence

Loss of desire

Speedy emissions

Deficient erections

Feels as if menses would appear

Menses too early and too prolonged

Leucorrhœa, yellow, acrid, profuse

Tired and numb feeling in legs, popliteal spaces, and below knees

Staggering gait

Sidewalk seems too high

Great muscular weakness and weariness

From motion


Tight clothing

When undressed

When lying down on back

From cold drinks


Oxalicum Acidum  Pains very violent, in spots ; worse, motion, and thinking of them

Periodical remissions

Extremities numb, weak, tingling

Pains start from spine and extend through extremities

Drawing and lancinating pains shooting down extremities

Muscular prostration

Lower extremities blue, cold, insensible

Sensation of numbness

Lancinating pains in various parts; jerking pains

Bitter and sour eructation, worse at night. Cannot eat strawberries

Frequent and copious urination

Must urinate when thinking of it

Urine contains oxalates

Left side

Slightest touch



Aroused about 3 am with gastric and abdominal pain

 All conditions made worse by thinking about self

Pedicularis Canadensis  Locomotor ataxia

Spinal irritation

Phosphorus Tall, slender persons, narrow chested, with thin, transparent skin, weakened by loss of animal fluids, with great nervous debility, emaciation, amative tendencies, seem to be under the special influence of Phosphorus

Great susceptibility to external impressions, to light, sound, odors, touch, electrical changes, thunder-storms

Suddenness of symptoms, sudden prostration, faints, sweats, shooting pains, etc.

Paralytic symptoms.

Ataxia and adynamia

Vertigo, with faintness

Thirst for very cold water

Hunger soon after eating

Sour taste and sour eructations after every meal

Belching large quantities of wind, after eating

Very fetid stools and flatus; long, narrow, hard, like a dog's; difficult to expel.

Lack of sexual power; irresistible desire; involuntary emissions, with lascivious dreams

Menses too early and scanty-not profuse, but last too long

Weeps before menses

Leucorrhœa profuse, smarting, corrosive, instead of menses

Weakness and trembling, from every exertion

Can scarcely hold anything with his hands

Joints suddenly give way

Great drowsiness, especially after meals

Vivid dreams of fire; of hæmorrhage

Lascivious dreams

Goes to sleep late and awakens weak

Short naps and frequent wakings


Physical or mental exertion


Warm food or drink

Change of weather

From getting wet in hot weather


Lying on left or painful side

During a thunder-storm

Ascending stairs

In dark

Lying on right side

Cold food


Open air

Washing with cold water


Phosphorus Hydrogenatus Crumbling teeth


Locomotor ataxia

Physostigma Spinal irritation, loss of motility, prostration, with very sensitive vertebræ

Fibrillary tremors

Rigidity of muscles; paralysis

Irregular menstruation, with palpitation

Fluttering of heart felt in throat

Sudden jerking of limbs on going to sleep

Locomotor ataxia

Numbness in paralyzed parts, crampy pains in limbs

Picricum Acidum Degeneration of the spinal cord, with paralysis

Brainfag and sexual excitement

Prostration, weakness and pain of back, pins and needle sensation in extremities

Muscular debility

Heavy tired feeling.

Sallow complexion

Great weakness

Tired, heavy feeling all over body, especially limbs; worse, exertion

Feet cold; cannot get warm

Bitter taste

Aversion to food

Scanty urine; dribbling micturition

Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium

Seminal emissions profuse, followed by great exhaustion, without sensual dreams

Least exertion, especially mental

After sleep

Wet weather

A summer or hot weather remedy; patient is worse then

From cold air

Cold water

Tight pressure

Picrotoxin Locomotor ataxia


Plumbum Metallicum Constrictive sensation in internal organs.

Progressive muscular atrophy

Locomotor ataxia

Excessive and rapid emaciation

Peripheral affections

Constipation; stools hard, lumpy, black with urging and spasm of anus

Obstructed evacuation from impaction of feces

Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus

Urine albuminous; low specific gravity

Urine scanty

Loss of sexual power

Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure

Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand; extension is difficult

Pains in muscles of thighs; come in paroxysms


Cramps in calves

Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor

Feet swollen

Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic

Loss of patellar reflex

Hands and feet cold

At night



Hard pressure

Physical exertion

Plumbum Phos Loss of sexual power

Locomotor ataxia

Rhus Tox Pains and stiffness.

Tearing asunder pains

Motion always "limbers up" the Rhus patient, and hence he feels better for a time from a change of position

Want of appetite for any kind of food, with unquenchable thirst

Bitter taste

Desire for milk

Great thirst, with dry mouth and throat

Drowsy after eating

Dark, turbid, high-colored, scanty urine, with white sediment

Menses early, profuse, and prolonged, acrid

Hot, painful swelling of joints

Pains tearing in tendons, ligaments, and fasciæ

Soreness of condyles of bones

Limbs stiff paralyzed

The cold fresh air is not tolerated; it makes the skin painful

Pain along ulnar nerve

Tearing down thighs.

Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure

Tenderness about knee-joint

Loss of power in forearm and fingers; crawling sensation in the tips of fingers

Tingling in feet

Dreams of great exertion

Heavy sleep, as from stupor

Sleepless before midnight

During sleep


Wet rainy weather and after rain

At night

During rest


When lying on back or right side

Warm, dry weather



Change of position


Warm applications

From stretching out limbs

Ruta All parts of the body are painful, as if bruised

Feeling of intense lassitude, weakness and despair

Constant urging to urinate, feels bladder full

Spine and limbs feel bruised

Small of back and loins pain

Legs give out on rising from a chair, hips and thighs so weak

Contraction of fingers

Pain and stiffness in wrists and hands

Hamstrings feel shortened (

Tendons sore

Aching pain in tendo-Achilles

Thighs pain when stretching the limbs

Pain in bones of feet and ankles

Great restlessness

Lying down

From cold

Wet weather

Sabadilla Chilliness; sensitive to cold

No thirst

Loathing for strong food

Canine appetite for sweets and farinaceous food

Copious salivation

Desire for hot things

Sweetish taste

Menses too late; come by fits and starts; intermit

Cold and cold drinks

Full moon

Warm food and drink

Wrapped up

Secale Contraction of the unstriped muscular fibers; hence a constringent feeling throughout the whole body.

Coldness, numbness

A useful remedy for old people with shriveled skin-thin, scrawny old women

The whole body is pervaded by a sense of great heat

Debility, anxiety, emaciation, though appetite and thirst may be excessive

Facial and abdominal muscles twitch

Locomotor ataxia

Trembling, staggering gait

Formication, pain and spasmodic movements

Fingers and feet bluish, shriveled, spread apart or bent backwards, numb

Violent cramps

Icy coldness of extremities

Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes

Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids

Thirst unquenchable

Eructations of bad odor

Brownish, offensive leucorrhœa

Menses irregular, copious, dark; continuous oozing of watery blood until next period

Sleep profound and long


Warm covering




Stretching out limbs

Silicea Increased susceptibility to nervous stimuli and exaggerated reflexes

Silica patient is cold, chilly, hugs the fire, wants plenty warm clothing, hates drafts, hands and feet cold, worse in winter

Lack of vital heat

Prostration of mind and body

Great sensitiveness to taking cold

Intolerance of alcoholic stimulants

Want of grit, moral or physical

Cramp in calves and soles

Loss of power in legs

Tremulous hands when using them

Paralytic weakness of forearm

Icy cold and sweaty feet

The parts lain on go to sleep

Offensive sweat on feet, hands, and axillæ.

Pain in knee, as if tightly bound

Calves tense and contracted

Pain beneath toes

Soles sore

Disgust for meat and warm food

Want of appetite; thirst excessive

Sour eructations after eating

Sexual erethism; nocturnal emissions

A milky, acrid leucorrhœa, during urination

Discharge of blood between menstrual periods. Increased menses, with paroxysms of icy coldness over whole body

Weak spine; very susceptible to draughts on back

Pain in coccyx

Night-walking; gets up while asleep

Sleeplessness, with great orgasm of blood and heat in head

Frequent starts in sleep

Anxious dreams

New moon

In morning

From washing

During menses


Lying down


Lying on left side



Wrapping up head


In wet or humid weather

Stramonium Suppressed secretions and excretions

Sensation as if limbs were separated from body

Absence of pain and muscular mobility especially of muscles of expression and of locomotion.

Graceful, rhythmic motions

Violent pain in left hip

Trembling, twitching of tendons, staggering gait

Food tastes like straw

Violent thirst

Sexual erethism, with indecent speech and action; hands constantly kept on genitals

Awaken terrified; screams with fright

Deep snoring sleep

Sleepy, but cannot sleep

In dark room

When alone

Looking at bright or shining objects

After sleep

On swallowing

From bright light



Strychninum Spasms of muscles, cramps from an undue reflex excitability of the cord, spasms of the bladder, etc

Respiration increased

All reflexes are more active

Stiffness in muscles and face and neck

 Influences more directly the spinal cord and is less appropriate in visceral derangements than Nux

Explosive nervousness

The pains and sensations come suddenly and return at intervals

Desire for coitus; any touch on body excites a voluptuous sensation

Rigidity of cervical muscles

Sharp pain in nape and down spine

Back stiff; violent jerks in spinal column

Icy sensation down spine

Limbs stiff

Violent jerking, twitching, and trembling

Shocks in the muscles

Cramp-like pains





After meals

Lying on back
Sulfonal Vertigo of cerebral origin

Ataxic symptoms and chorea

Profound weakness, gone, faint feeling, and despondency

Loss of control of sphincter

Muscular in-coordination

Urine scanty; pink color

Constant desire to urinate; scanty, brownish red

Ataxic movements, staggering gait; cold, weak, trembling; legs seem too heavy

Extreme restlessness; muscular twitchings

Knee-jerks disappear

Stiffness and paralysis of both legs

Anesthesia of legs

Sleep fidgety, wakeful, drowsy

Tarentula Hispanica Constriction sensations


Extreme restlessness; must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates

Intense sexual excitement

Lasciviousness reaching almost to insanity

Seminal emissions

Weakness of legs

Numbness of legs

Twitching and jerking

Yawning with uneasiness of legs, must move them constantly

Extraordinary contractions and movements




Seeing others in trouble

In open air


Bright colors

Rubbing affected parts

Thallium Metallicum Most horrible neuralgic, spasmodic, shooting pains

Muscular atrophy


Relieves the violent pains in locomotor ataxia

Paralysis of lower limbs.

Night sweats


Paralytic feeling

Lancinating pains, like electric shocks

Very tired

Numbness in fingers and toes, with extension up lower extremities, involving lower abdomen and perineum.

Cyanosis of extremities

Formication, beginning in fingers and extending through pelvis, perineum and inner thighs to feet

Thiosinaminum Noises in ear    
Zincum Phosphoricum Lightning-like pains in locomotor ataxia




Sexual excitement


Zincum Sulphuricum Cramps in arms and legs