Umbilical. Boring pain above the navel, disappearing on pressure. Pressive pain in the navel after eating, also caused by pressing upon it. Violent pain in the navel and in the umbilical region, as if one forcibly pressed the navel inward, or as if one received a blow there, at first for a short time, afterwards for a long time, when it was aggravated by pressure. Painful twisting about the navel, pain also on pressing upon the navel. Sudden, deep sharp, intermitting stitches internally to the left side, near the navel, especially on inspiration, and always associated with stitches on the inner side of the shoulder-blade, towards evening (after twelve hours). General Abdomen. Crackling of flatulence, and slight inaudible motions in the abdomen. Sensation of emptiness in the abdomen, with slight passage of flatus (after one hour). Continued griping in the abdomen. Cutting- griping in the abdomen that is only relieved after going to stool (after four hours). Twisting-digging pain in the upper abdomen (epigastric region), as from a bruise. A pinching or cramp like pressure transversely across the upper abdomen, in the region of the pit of the stomach, after a meal. When the headache disappears there is a pressive pain in the abdomen, and when this disappears the headache returns. Intermitting, needle-like stitches in the left side, similar to Gripings in the bowels, while sitting (after ten hours).

Hypogastrium and Iliac Region. Cramp like, frequently recurring pains in the abdomen, as if menstruation would appear (after two hours). Violent single, isolated stitches in the lower part of the abdomen, on the passage of flatus. Pulsation, in the lower abdomen just above the mons veneris, internally, as from an internal beating of the pulse. Cutting colic in the ilium, in the morning.


Watery diarrhoea (after ten minutes).

Urinary Organs.

Frequent urging to urinate, with passage of much urine, the whole day (after three hours). Urine became immediately turbid.

Sexual Organs.

Hemorrhage from the uterus, so long as she continued to use Cina (in a girl of 10 years).

Respiratory Organs.

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi. A loud whistling rale in the air- passages, on inspiration; not heard on expiration (after twelve hours). Disposition to cough caused by deep breathing.

Tickling irritation to cough in the air-passages beneath the manubrium of the sternum, with a whitish mucous expectoration (after sixteen hours). Tickling irritation to cough low down in the air-passages; when he coughs, a whitish mucus is expectorated (after twenty-four hours). Cough and Expectoration. In the morning he is obliged to cough with such force in order to loosen the mucus that had accumulated over night, that the tears came into the eyes. Paroxysm of violent cough from time to time. Hollow cough in the morning, after rising; violent shocks against the upper part of the air- passages, whereby the mucus is loosened, though with difficulty (after a few days). Gagging cough in the morning, after rising; the irritation thereto (as from dust) is renewed by inspiration after a long interval. Hoarse gagging cough, consisting of a few shocks, which is renewed only after long intervals, in the evening. After coughing, the child cries au! a noise like a gurgling going down is heard; she is anxious, catches her breath, and becomes very pale in the face; paroxysms lasting two minutes. Mucus in the larynx, which he expectorates by voluntary hacking and hawking (after six hours). In the morning, after rising, mucus hangs in the larynx; he is frequently obliged to hawk it up, after which it soon collects again. Respiration. Rattling respiration while walking in the open air, as if there were much mucus in the chest, without being obliged to raise it (after six hours). Very short breath, with very loud rattling in the chest. Very short breath at times, with interruptions, so that some inspirations are omitted. Very short rattling respiration. Difficult loud respiration (after half an hour). Dyspnoea while standing (lasting half an hour), with anxiety, whereby he sweats very much on the chest.


Oppression of the chest on inspiration. Some stitches in the chest from time to time. Fine pinching on the clavicle, like the pressure of a dull pain. Front. Pinching pain on the sternum, when writing. Aching in front of the sternum by itself.

Painful digging in the upper part, beneath the sternum. Cramp like digging pain beneath the sternum, as if the chest would be pressed asunder. A kind of oppression of the chest; the sternum seems too close to the chest, and the respiration seems oppressed. Dull stitches near the sternum on one of the cartilages of the ribs, increased by pressing upon it and by expiration, relieved by inspiration. Two dull piercing stitches in rapid succession beneath the clavicle, near the sternum, on deep inspiration, not felt on expiration; pressure was painful. With the morning cough, the upper part of the chest hurts (beneath the upper part of the sternum), and when with difficulty he has loosened something, the place pains for a long time, is sore and burning, as if something had been torn off. Sides. Cramp-like contraction of the left half of the chest. Pinching pain in the left side of the chest, between the second and third ribs. Pinching pains in the left side of the chest, aggravated by every inspection (after thirty hours). A pressing-out pain, now in the left side of the chest, now in the small of the back; the latter seems as from much stooping, especially on expiration (after four hours). Sudden oppressive pain on the left side of the chest. Boring sticking pain in the right side below the ribs, disappearing on pressure. Pinching- sticking pain in the left side of the chest, lasting a quarter of an hour. Jerking-sticking pains in the right side of the chest, between the sixth and eighth ribs, not affected by pressure or respiration. Sudden jerking stitches in the left side of the chest, between the fifth and sixth ribs.

Heart and Pulse.

Trembling of the heart. Pulse small, contracted, regular.

Neck and Back.

Neck. Paralytic sensation in the nape of the neck. Boring stitches in the right cervical muscles, rhythmical with the beat of the pulse, disappearing on moving the neck (after eleven hours). Back. The spine seems as if broken while lying upon the side, in the evening, in bed. The spine pains as if broken when lying on the back in bed. Drawing-tearing pain down along the whole spine (after twenty-nine hours). Tearing- jerking pains in the middle of the spine. Dorsal. Aching in the scapulae if he moves them. Sticking pain in the outer margin of the right scapula. Sticking pain in the middle of the spine; it disappears on moving the body, but returns during rest. Tearing-sticking pain in the upper part of the spine, extending to the right shoulder-blade. After eating (when the symptoms are most violent, first day), tensive tearing pain in the scapulae, upper arm, head, and nape of the neck, increased by touch. Lumbar. Pain in the loins and spine, if he bends to one side or backwards, as if he had become very weary. Fatiguing pain in the loins, as if he had stood a long time. After eating, a sensation as if a tight band were laced around the lumbar region, just above the hip. Paralytic drawing in the loins. Bruised pain in the small of the back, not aggravated by motion (after five hours).

Extremities in General.

Objective. Twitching of limbs. Jerkings and distortions of the limbs. Convulsions of all limbs. Subjective. Paralytic pain in the arms and legs for several days. Tearing, in part sharply cutting, pains in the limbs, in the head, and in the jaws, frequently only momentary. Painful sensitiveness of all the limbs on motion and when touched.

Superior Extremities.

Paralytic sensation in the whole of the right arm; it feels like a stiffness in the joints, so that he is unable to move it (after twenty-four hours). Paralytic pain in the arm, so that he is obliged to let it sink down. Paralytic drawing pain through the right arm, especially if he lets it hang down or rests it anywhere, especially on anything hard. Tensive tearing pains in the arms, with paralytic pain; on taking hold of them a bruised pain, as after great muscular exertion. Drawing-tearing pain in the whole of the right arm, not disappearing on motion (after seven hours). Shoulder. Pinching on the top of the shoulder.

Sticking pain on top of the left shoulder, affected by neither pressure nor motion of the arm (after thirty-two hours). Some stitches in front of the left shoulder. Needle stitches in the top of the left shoulder. Arm. Violent pinching pain in the right upper arm, disappearing on motion, but returning during rest. Boring-pinching pain in the left upper arm, relieved by motion (after twenty-five hours). Paralytic drawing through the upper arm, from the upper part down to the middle, so that he could scarcely allow himself to move it; pressure upon the suffering part hurts as if he had received a blow or bruise.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.