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

Give indications of Aconite in heart affections.

There is palpitation and anxiety with intense pain in the region of the heart, shooting down the left arm accompanied by a numbness and tingling in the fingers It is the principal remedy in uncomplicated hypertrophy of the heart.

What other drugs have numbness of the left arm and shoulder in heart troubles?

Kalmia, Rhus tox, and Pulsatilla.

What drug has sensation as though the left arm were tightly bandaged to the body?

Actea racemosa.

What drug has the same symptom in the right arm that Aconite, Kalmia and Rhus tox. have in the left arm?


What are the indications for Rhus tox. in heart troubles?

There is palpitation of the heart when especially caused by over-exertion, and a weak feeling in the chest. It is a remedy for hypertrophy of the heart, especially if there be a rheumatic diathesis.

Give the heart symptoms of Kalmia.

The pains in. the heart are sharp. taking away the breath, almost suffocating the patient. They shoot down into the abdomen or stomach. The pulse is very slow; not quite as slow as the pulse of Digitalis, however. it is the remedy for heart affections following gout or rheumatism. Numbness and tingling of left arm.

Give the heart symptoms of Digitalis.

The pulse is slow, but primarily strong. There is great weakness of the cardiac tissue, s and secondarily the pulse comes weak. Extra exertion increases its rapidity, but its force is diminished. The quick pulse becomes irregular and even intermittent. The heart feels as if the blood stood still. there is weakness and numbness in. the left arm. There is often blueness on the surface of the face and the patient fears that the heart will cease beating if he should make any motion.

How does Gelsemium compare in this last symptom?

Under Gelsemium the patient is suddenly aroused from sleep with a feeling that the heart will stop beating, and feels as though he must move about in order to keep the heart in action. there is faintness when rising from a sitting posture.

What are the heart symptoms of Spongia?

The patient is aroused frequently from sleep as if smothering. There is a blowing sound over tone or the other value of the heart, and on pressing the head on the chest there is communicate to it purring feeling.

What are the heart symptoms of Spigelia?

There are sharp pains shooting from the heart to the back and radiating from the heart down the arm, over the chest and down the spine. There is palpitation, worse from any movement of he arm or body. There is a purring sensation felt over the cardiac region. These symptoms may be associated with neurological, especially of the left side of the head. The pulse is intermittent. The slightest motion of the arms or hands make the patient worse. The pulse is not synchronous with the heart.

Give the heart symptoms of Arsenic.

Arsenic has a hypertrophy of the heart resulting from climbing high places, mountains, etc. the heart beat is too strong. It is audible to the patient himself. Worse at night. The pulse may be accelerated and weak. There may be palpitation with great irregularity of action.

What are the heart symptoms of Apis.?

It is useful in cardiac inflammations and dropsy. there is dyspnoea and lancinating pains in the region of the heart.

What are the heart symptoms of Veratrum vir.?

It is simply a condition of intense arterial excitement, and is indicated by a rapid, full pulse.

Give the heart symptoms of Cactus?

There is a sensation in the heart as if it were grasped. It is remedy for carditis and pericarditis. Thee is a feeling about he lower part of the chest as if bound by a cord.

What are the uses of Phosphorus in heart troubles?

It is useful for fatty degeneration of the heart. Thee is venous stagnation, puffiness of the face, especially under he eyelids. Heart trouble accompanying pneumonia also indicate this drug.

What other drugs has hypertrophy of the heart and dilation of he right side of the heart?


What are the indications for Conium in heart troubles?

Weakness her causes the pulse to be one moment full and regular and the next to be soft and irregular. There are sudden jerks or shocks about the heart.

What other drugs have sudden jerks or shocks about the heart?

Zincum and Aurum.

What drug has the symptom that the patient wakes up suddenly out of sleep with a sensation as if respiration had ceased?


What is the action of Kali hydriodicum?

It produces a smothering feeling about the heart, wakening the patient from sleep and compelling him to get out of bed.

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.