LACHESIS homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine LACHESIS …


      1. Dark, phlegmatic subjects; or women with red hair and freckled complexion, esp. at climaxis; also broken and constitutions.

2. Extreme alternations, mind and sensorium, (a) Mental activity with almost prophetic perception; ecstasy; loquacity with rapid change of subject esp. when delirious; hurry and flurry; delusion of voices, etc. (b) Depression with anxiety; patient silent, suspicious; jealous; weak memory, writing mistakes; deranged time sense; self-consciousness and selfishness.

3. Hyperaesthesia of the senses; of body surface; nervous intolerance of touch, pressure and constriction even of clothing, esp. about throat and abdomen.

4. Marked aggravation of all complaints from sleep; patient sleeps into an attack; sleep disturbed by frightful dreams, of dead and dying people, of suffocation, etc.

5. All distressing symptoms are (>) onset of discharge; e.g. at M.P. always (>) during flow.

6. Ailments left-sided or travel from left to right; yet a special affinity for the appendix.

7. Adynamic fever with low, muttering delirium; face purplish, besotted-looking, dropped jaw; offensive breath; tremors esp. of the tongue which is protruded with difficulty; haemorrhages of dark, decomposed blood.

8. Septic states; malignant ulcerations and suppuration; with offensive discharges and bluish, livid appearance; gangrene.

9. Tremors, cramps, spasms and even convulsions.

10. Modalities; (<) heat esp. heat of sun; muggy weather; must have air; (<) spring, throat symptoms (<) hot drinks and empty swallowing or liquids (<) than solids.

Note. The great trio of remedies for women at climaxis-Lachesis, Sepia and Sulphur.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.