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

When is Belladonna the remedy in painful menstruation?

There is pain preceding flow, and a sensation as if everything would protrude from the uvula, relieved by sitting up straight pains come on suddenly and cease suddenly; offensive clotted flow; congestive form of dysmenorrhoea.

When should Cactus be thought of?

Menses scanty and too early; cease when lying down; pain rectors periodically.

What are the indications for Cimicifuga in this affection?

Severe pains in back and down thighs, cramps and tenderness across hypogastrium; rheumatic, irritable uterus. The pains are neuralgic in character and bearing down. Often, hysterical symptoms accompany.

How does Caulophyllum compare?

Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, bearing down pains, scanty flow; it produces a continued spasm of the uterus.

Give indications for Pulsatilla.

The menstrual flow comes by fits and starts, griping pains doubling patient p; patient tosses about and cries on account of pain.

What are the indications calling for chamomilla?

Discharge dark and clotted with tearing pains, excessive irritability and impatience.

When should Viburnum be chosen?

In spasmodic dysmenorrhoea with severe pain in lower pat of abdomen, preceding flow.

Give inductions for Magnesia phos.

Crampy neuralgic pains preceding the flow several hours; continue during flow. Warmth is grateful, and motion aggravates. Said to be useful in membranous Dysmenorrhoea.

What other drugs are useful in membranous dysmenorrhoea?

Borax and Caulophyllum.

Mention another remedy useful in neuralgic Dysmenorrhoea with pains extending down thighs.


DYSPEPSIA (See Gastric Derangements).

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.