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.

What other drugs have this symptom?

Lachesis, Kali bich, Lactuca, Euphrasia and Graphites.

What are the heart symptoms of Lachesis?

There is oppression of the chest, inability to lie down and smothering feeling on awakening from sleep.

What are the symptoms indicating Iodine in heat disease?

There is enlargement of the heat, palpitation and a feeling as if it were being squeezed by a firm hand.

What are the heart symptoms of Kali carb?

There is an irregular or intermittent pulse, or a very pains in the cardiac region, it is indicated late in cardiac disease when there is deposit in the valves.

What are the heart symptoms of Sulphur?

There seems to be too much blood in the heart and there is violent palpitation. the blood rushes into the heart and the contraction of the heart is not rapid enough to remove it. there is a shortness of breath and a sensation as if the heart were too large fro the thoracic cavity.

What are the heat symptoms of Tabacum?

There is palpitation, paroxysms of suffocation and tightness across the upper apart of the chest. the pulse is feeble and irregular. There is a sensation of trembling in the cardiac regional and fluttering.

What are the heart symptoms of Adonis vernalis?

It is a remedy which increases arterial tension, regulating the heat beat by lessening the frequently of the pulse and increasing the force of the cardiac contraction. The remedy is well tolerated; increases diuresis and acts with rapidity, otherwise the indications ar the same as those of Digitalis. Its indications are rather physiological than homoeopathic.

What are the heart symptoms of Convallaria?

Valvular disease of the heart, with scanty urine and dropsy, and great dyspnoea. It is sometimes a useful remedy for dyspnoea, palpitation and oedema due to mitral disease.

What are the heart symptoms of Glonoine?

Fullness in region of head, with some sharp pains; angina pectoris; fluttering of heart, with violent beating, as if chest would burst open; labored breathing.

Give symptoms of Naja tripudians in heart affections.

In valvular diseases of the heart, with a dry, teasing cough; the is tremulous action; it also acts on the left ovary, causing a pain there during the cough.

Give uses of Lycopus Virginicus in heart affections.

In cardiac irritability with depressed force, after abuse of cardiac depressants or of cardiac stimulants; excessive hypertrophy, muscular weakness, etc.

What are the indications for the use of Amyl nitrite?

In angina pectoris; during the attack there is oppressed breathing and constriction about the heart, and the slightest thing causes flushing.

Give heart symptoms of Ammonium carb.

Dilation of the heart; patient suffers in a warm room and when ascending stairs or a height; palpitation; dyspnoea, retraction of the epigastrium; perhaps cyanosis.

When is Arnica a heart remedy?

Hypertrophy from heavy work; swelling of hands from any exertion; heat feels as if grasped; chest feels sore and bruised.

What remedies have a cold feeling about the heat?

Petroleum, Nat. mur., Graphites and Kali nitr.

When is Lithium carb. indicated in heart affections?

Rheumatic soreness about heart; marked pain in heart when patient bends forward; shocks and jerks about heart; cardiac pains are relieved when patient urinates.

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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.