THUJA


Homeopathic remedy Thuja drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Arbor vitae. HAHNEMANN. Coniferae.

Mind

      Cannot think, talks slowly, as if hunting for words; uses wrong words.

Fixed ideas : as if a strange person was at his side; as if soul and body were separated; as if made of glass; as if a living animal were in abdomen.

Insane women will not be touched or approached.

Hurried, with ill humor; talks hastily.

Disinclined to talk, worse on awaking mornings.

Feels as if she cannot exist any longer; quiet; shunning every- body.

Extremely scrupulous about least thing.

Dissatisfied, quarrelsome; overexcited, angry at trifles.

Music causes weeping, and trembling of feet.

Sensorium

      Vertigo: with eyes shut, ceases on opening them; when rising from sitting; on stooping; looking upward or sideways.

Inner Head

      Tearing in forehead, temples and occiput; worse at night. Pain in left frontal eminence as from a nail.

Pressing in vertex, as from a nail; worse afternoon and from to 4 A.M.; better in motion and after sweat.

Boring through temples.

Headache worse from sexual excesses; overheating; better from exercise in open air, looking upward and turning the head backward.

Headache worse from tea.

Outer Head

      Scalp sensitive to touch or pressure of pillow; better if rubbed : violent burning, tearing, stitching pains, worse in warm bed.

Eruption moist, corroding on occiput and temples; worse from touch, better from rubbing.

White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out.

Sweat smelling like honey, mostly on uncovered parts.

Wants head and face warmly wrapped.

Eyes

      Flames of light, mostly yellow; looking into light of day, sees spots like bubbles of water moving.

Amblyopia; blurred sight better from rubbing; aching back into the head.

Acts prominently on the sclerotica; useful in episcleritis, sclero-choroiditis anterior, and commencing scleral staphyloma.

Iritis, with condylomata on the iris; sharp sticking in the eye with much heat above and around the eye.

Better when eyes are warmly covered; if uncovered, feels as if a cold stream of air was blowing out through them; but sometimes a dull aching in the eye is relieved in the open air.

Granular lids, when granules are large, wart-like.

Chronic conjunctivitis, worse whenever his night’s rest is disturbed.

Dry, bran-like tinea ciliaris; lashes imperfect and irregular. Inflammatory softening of inner surface of lids.

Excellent for tarsal tumors.

Ears

      Inner ear feels swollen, with increased hardness of hearing.

Noise in ear as from boiling water.

Stitches from neck into ear.

Watery, purulent, otorrhoea, smelling like putrid meat.

Nose

      Smell in nose as of fish-brine.

Coryza fluent out doors, dry in the room.

Blows out much thick, green mucus, mixed with blood and pus; later brown scabs form; nose sore; red eruption on the alae, often moist; the latter worse from excesses.

Painful scabs in nostrils.

Face

      Red and hot, netted with veins; circumscribed burning, red cheeks; bloated, dropsical, erysipelatous.

Skin hot and red, peels off when washed.

Eruption leaves livid spots.

Faceache, from left malar to ear, teeth, nose and head; painful spots burn like fire, and are sensitive to the sun; also, after checked eruption.

Boring in left malar bone, relieved by touch.

Skin of the face greasy.

Lower Face

      Lips pale, swollen, peeling off.

White flat ulcers on inside of lips and in corners of mouth.

Teeth

      Decay at roots (as in sycosis), the crown remaining sound; crumble, turn yellow, Toothache from tea; also when better from cold water and worse in warm room.

Gums swollen, inflamed, dark red in streaks; with white suppurating margins.

Tongue etc.

      Taste : sweet; of putrid eggs, morning; food seems not salt enough; of bread, as if dry and bitter.

Tongue swollen, worse right side.

Bites the tongue frequently.

Ranula bluish, surrounded by varicose veins; jelly-like or grey.

Mouth

      Aphthae; ulcers in the mouth.

Throat

      Feels raw, dry, as if from a plug, or as if constricted when swallowing.

Much mucus in throat, hawked up with difficulty.

Swallowing painful, especially of saliva.

Mucous tubercles in the fauces.

Desires Aversions

      Craving alternates with want of appetite.

Thirst, especially at night; longs for cold food and drink.

Eating and Drinking

      While eating :. After breakfast : Drinking :; cold water :, Eating or drinking cold things : 4, Tea :,. Coffee : Fat food : Onions :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations: rancid, or acid; of air, while eating.

Vomiting of mucus, or greasy substances.

Stomach

      The fluid he drinks falls audibly into stomach.

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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