Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Debility in an easy question-answer format. …

What is the great characteristic of Cinchona in cases of Debility

Weakness, debility, and diseases resulting from the loss of vital fluids, such as blood, semen, milk or in exhauStion diarrhoeas.

What is the Debility of Muriatic acid?

It is general and so great that the patient slips down to the foot of the bed and must be lifted up every little while; inability to void the urine unless the bowels move.

Describe the Debility calling for Phosphoric acid.

It is a nervous debility, arising from continued grief, over- exertion of mind, sexual excess or any nervous strain on the body; it is characterized by indifference apathy, and torpidity of body and mind.

How does the Debility of Sulphuric acid show itself?

As a tremor; there is a sense of tremor accompanied by objective trembling; it is a debility which occurs at the change of life or in drunkards.

When is Arsenicum and phosphorus indicated?

Arsenicum. Debility from overtaxing muscular tissues; mountain climbing.

Phosphorus. Nervous debility, with great drowsiness and sleepiness.

When, in debilitated conditions, is Cocculus the remedy?

When of spinal origin, from loss of sleep; where loss of sleep causes languor and exhaustion.


W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.