In hypochondria or epigastrium they have pains of a cutting or colicky nature; many of the stomach symptoms are temporarily better by eating; by hot drunks or hot applications; by belchings of gas and by gentle motion. This patient is afraid of being touched-even slightest pressure cannot be endured.
They can digest meat better than the sycotic.
In febrile states or in liver, psoric patients often take a great aversion to sweets and crave acids of all kinds; fruit acids, lemonade and buttermilk otherwise the love sweets.
Better hot drinks and prefer food warm.
“The cravings and longings of the patient are basic miasmatic phenomena of great therapeutic value”.
CHEST, HEART AND LUNGS
Psora itself gives us no physiological change of structure- another miasm must be present in order to procure a physiological change in the structure or shape of a part or organ.
Coughs dry, teasy, spasmodic and annoying; bronchial.
Expectoration mucus scanty, tasteless.
Sensation of weakness, goneness, fullness, heaviness, and soreness about the head.
Violent palpitation with beating of the whole body.
Violent hammering and beating about the heart due to reflexes, such as gastric disturbances, flatulence and uterine irritation.
Sensation of a band round the body in the region of the heart. The mental and heart symptoms often alternate and vie with each other.
Anxiety, fear in heart diseases.
Many psoric heart troubles are functional, accompanied with much anxiety, mental distress, with pain and neuralgia, often of a sharp piercing, cutting nature. Oppression and anxiety are worse mornings and pains worse motion, laughing and coughing. The stitching pains almost kill the patient when he moves.
Heart affections, from fear, disappointment, loss of friends, or overjoy.
These patients think they have heart trouble and are going to die.
Heart troubles from eating and drinking, generally worse evening and soon after eating.
Heart difficulties, night palpitations on lying down, after eating or during digestion, better eructations of gas but worse on going to sleep and lying on back; heart pulsations shake the body and are accompanied with great anxiety and sadness.
Full, bounding pulse in psoric fevers.
The dyspnoea is often painful in PSORA or PSEUDO-PSORA. The dropsies or the anasarcas of the PSORIC or PSEUDO-PSORIC are always greater than SYCOTIC- they smother or drown the patient before death takes places.
The SYPHILITIC and SYCOTIC heart conditions are much more dangerous than the PSORIC, but the PSORIC patient worries about his condition, takes his pulse frequently, fears death and remains quiet. In the combination of SYCOSIS and PSORA we get the right soil for valvular and cardiac disturbances with changes in organ structure; these are the conditions that cause the fatalities. With these sycotic heart conditions there is none of the fear & apprehension that we find in PSORIC patients. (R)0
Abdomen feels full after eating, often accompanied by a feeling of fullness or distention. The pains are often found in children and are apt to be worse in the morning. Empty, gone sensations, often soon after eating. Stuffy full feeling preventing patient from eating normal amount of food. Sense of constriction of bands or cords around abdomen, pressure in lower region of liver, stitches in lower region of liver, stitches on stooping or bending the body, audible rumblings in bowels, sensation as if abdomen greatly distended or as if hanging down, heavy dragging down sensation, crawling, creeping before a chill, sensation as if diarrhoea would set in, especially in morning, rumbling and gurgling in abdomen as soon as they eat or drink anything; cramps from certain foods or drink, such as the drinking of milk or cold water etc.; or the eating of potatoes, beans and many other foods that do not agree with these patients.
Many have a tubercular diathesis but psora is the basic principle of their disturbance.
All pains better heat and often by gentle pressure.
Patients easily chilled about the abdomen causing colic or diarrhoea, dysentery and many severe bowel troubles to follow.
We often find the worst forms of constipation or inactivity of the bowels in PSORIC and PSEUDO-PSORIC patients.
Often beating or throbbing as of a pulse in abdomen.
BOWELS AND INTESTINAL TRACT
Diarrhoeas often induced by over-eating; patient being always hungry eats beyond capacity of digestion; movements usually watery, or consist of imperfectly digested of food. Quite often they have an offensive odour with colicky pains or cutting colic.
Occur usually in the morning (think of diarrhoeas of Podophyllum, Sulphur and Aloes.)
In bowel difficulties, gone empty feelings in the abdominal region; sometimes it is a great weakness after stool, felt only in the region of the abdomen.
Spasmodic offensive diarrhoea which usually ameliorates the patient but they have no exhaustion.
Diarrhoea coming on from fright, bad news, or any ordeal, etc., also when preparing for an unusual event. Also from taking cold or from slightest exposure.
The true psoric stool may be any colour- generally offensive and not very painful. It is worse cold, motion, eating and drinking cold things; better warm drinks and hot things to eat, quite warm applications to abdomen. Constipation marked; stubborn, persistent and there is no action of bowels whatever; no desire to stool; stool is dry, scanty, hard, difficult to expel; sometimes we have alternations of constipation and diarrhoea.
Constipation with pains remote; such as headaches, pain in the liver or region of the liver; constipation with baisler or temporal headaches; constipation with drowsiness, sleepiness, stupor and heaviness; with no desire to work; constipation with foul breath, foul, coated tongue nausea and loss of appetite; constipation with no stool for days, although frequent desire for stool.
Stool hard, comes in round balls like the excrement of sheep; stools look hard and dry as if burnt.
Pin worms or intestinal worms but are found more plentiful in children with TUBERCULAR taint.
Sensation of crawling and creeping.
Looseness of bowels gives a weak and languid feeling which is better when constipated. (R)
Cancerous affections, malignant growths and such diseases have as a rule ALL the miasms present, especially the SYCOTIC and the TUBERCULAR combined. PSORA can never be left out of malignancies, no matter what other element many combine with it; father them all.
Retention of urine in children when body becomes chilled. In old people, great distention of bladder with fullness as if extremely full; sense of constriction.
Urine will pass off, frequently involuntarily, when sneezing, coughing or laughing.
Not much pain in passing urine, a slight smarting due to often to acidity in urine. After fevers in acute diseases, the deposit is usually white, or yellowish-white, phosphate and similar deposits, occasionally it is pinkish or similar to iron rust.
Fibrous changes in kidneys.
Many urinary symptoms are due to reflexes or other diseased states, or to secondary causes, especially in women.
THE SEXUAL SPHERE
Many psychopathic sexual perversions-these may be even worse in the TUBERCULAR patient.
Functional disturbances of ovaries and uterus.
Menstrual period-usually flows are bland.
Flow scanty- of too short duration An intermittent flow, it stops and starts.
Dysmenorrhoea shows itself very early, at puberty, and at climateric.
Pains are usually sharp but never colicky.
Sulphur probably gives us a broader conception of the psoric diathesis than any other remedy.
The menstrual clots are small.
Leucorrhoea scanty, not exhausting, nothing peculiar about colour.
UPPER AND LOWER EXTREMITIES.
Neuralgia pains either PSORIC or PSEUDO-PSORIC usually better by quiet rest and warmth. Often worse motion and better rest and warmth.
Hands and feet dry, hot, often with burning sensation in palms and soles.
Cramp in lower extremities in calves of legs, in feet, toes, ankles and insteps.
Burning of soles of feet, numbness of extremities with tingling sensations, feeling as if parts were going to sleep, worse lying down or after sleep or if any pressure is brought to bear on the part, as lying lightly on the arm or crossing the limbs, etc.; pricking or tingling in fingers or extremities due to poor circulation, coldness of single parts as knees, hands, feet, ears, nose, etc.
Chilblains are based on all the miasms- we have the PSEUDO- PSORIC taint, with a SYCOTIC element as a basis that is why they produce such a dreadful disease producing agent when suppressed by local measures.
Boils- they may depend on both PSORIC AND PSEUDO-PSORIC influences.
Small, suppurative and non-suppurative boils.
The psoric patient can walk well but it kills him to stand.
Vesicle of the itch- voluptuous tickling, itching. Patient rubs and scratches, better for a few moments after which there is a long continued burning of the part affected. Late in the evening and before midnight this itching is more frequent and most unbearable.
Skin is dry, rough, dirty or unhealthy looking-has an unwashed appearance.
Very little suppuration in psoric skin diseases- apt to be dry with scanty suppuration seropurulent and occasionally bloody. Eruptions often papular in form accompanied by intense itching. Usually colour of skin unless an inflammatory process is present. Itching. Scales and crusts thin and light, fine and small, and usually quite general over affected part.
Eczema- papular eruptions.
Anidrosis. Psoriasis + Have a SYCO-PSORIC Variola + base.
The malignancies of psora are prone to develop at the age of 40.
In Ichthyosis (fish skin) we find all the chronic miasms and where we find them all present, we usually bind an incurable skin disease especially if hereditary.
In Ichthyosis we see the dryness of PSORA, in the squamae of SYPHILIS and often the moles & warty eruption of sycosis.
All miasms are present in erysipelas – carcinoma- epithelioma- lupus.
In nerves or congenital marking of the skin we have all the miasms as in elephantiasis.