Baryta Carbonica

Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Baryta Carbonica from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….

     Barium Carbonate. Ba Co3.

     In 1824 Stapf published in his Archives, vol. iii, No. 3, p. 183, the Baryta acetica, proved by himself and his friends Gross, Hartman, Hartlaub, Sen., Adams, and Rückert, Sen. There were two hundred and fifty-four symptoms, and some additional observations and collections of Hahnemann on Baryta muriatica. Very few cures have since been published, notwithstanding the masterly analysis of Stapf in his preface.

     In 1828, in the first edition of “Chronic Diseases,” vol. ii, p. 32, appeared provings of Baryta carbonica, the symptoms numbering one hundred and eight, which were united with the former of acetica, making in all two hundred and eighty-six. In the second edition, in 1835, with the addition of a second proving of Hartlaub and the numerous provings made on a houseful of girls, by Nenning, and one proving of Rummel, the number of symptoms increased to six hundred and eighteen. Neither Gross nor Rückert made a proving of the carbonica, the symptoms got in by mistake of those who made the arrangement ; also Dr. Neumann’s valuable observations, which were made after prescribing large doses of Baryta muriatica for two schoolboys, and corroborated by repetition. They found their way even into Jahr’s manuals, and repertories, from where they have to be stricken.

     As we have to deal here principally with the cured symptoms, and only very few with Baryta acetica have been mentioned, Hahnemann’s example is followed, and both acetica and carbonica united, the former marked (bar. a).

     This united collection will show that great as the difference is from muriatica there is hardly any between the two others, and certainly none in the symptoms cured.


Want of clear consciousness. θ Old age. Feels stupefied ; as if benumbed ; brain seems to move to and fro as if loose, when moving body. Weak memory. Memory deficient ; child cannot be taught, for it cannot remember ; is inattentive. Forgets what was just said, just done, or what he was going to do or get. Forgetful ; in middle of a speech the most familiar words fail him. (bar. a) As if absent ; absentmindedness. θ Apoplexy. (bar. a) Has no clear perception. θ Apoplexy. Great mental and bodily weakness ; childishness. θ Old people. Idiocy. Imagines he walks on his knees. Walking in street she imagines men are laughing at her, criticising to disadvantage ; this makes her so timid that she dare not look up or at anybody, and she perspires over whole body. Delirium, with frightful figures and images before eyes. Talkative mania ; < during catamenia ; yellow complexion ; white-coated tongue, with red edges, little ulcers on tongue ; nausea without being able to vomit ; fine skin becoming easily denuded. θ Young
Mania ; talks much and confusedly ; wants to go out of house. θ During pregnancy. Inclined to make fruitless exertions of memory ; tries to recollect past events. Loquacity. Groaning and murmuring. θ Old age. Childish and thoughtless behavior. θ Old people. θ Apoplexy. Averse to strangers and company. Laziness, averse to bodily or mental labor. Child does not want to play, but sits in corner doing nothing. Weeping mood. Sadness, dejection of spirits, grief over trifles. Hopelessness ; distrust. Anxious about most trivial affairs. She is suddenly overwhelmed with an evil apprehension ; she imagines, for instance, that a beloved friend has suddenly fallen sick and is dying. Solicitude : about his future ; about domestic affairs. A peculiar dread of men. Fearful, easily startled. Nervous anxiety, restlessness, desire to escape. Irresolute, constantly changing his mind. The highest degree of irresoluteness ; she proposes a little journey, but as soon as she makes preparation she changes her mind ; she wavers between opposite resolutions ; all self-confidence has disappeared ; great timidity and cowardice. Loss of self-confidence ; desponding : pusillanimous. Whining mood. Sudden ebullitions of anger, but coupled with cowardice. Very easily frightened ; a little noise in street seems to her like cries of fire ; it frightened her so that all her limbs trembled. Dull pain in bumps of firmness and concentrativeness, with corresponding symptoms of mind. Thinking of one’s complaints makes them worse. Worse in company ; better when alone.   


Oversensitiveness of all the senses. At night, in bed, everything rocks within him, as in a ship. When she raises herself it seems as if her head would be turned inside out. Sensation as if brain was loose ; seems to move to and fro on motion of body ; feels stupefied, as if benumbed. (bar. a) He has not his full consciousness ; is childish and stupid. θ Apoplexy. Vertigo : with nausea ; from stooping ; when lifting arms up ; old people.   


Headache in evening ; every noise, especially male voices affect brain painfully. Headache just above eyes. Pressure on forehead and over eyes ; after Bismuth failed. Pressure in brain under vertex, towards occiput, on waking, with stiffness of neck. Pressive sticking in vertex, which extends through whole head, whenever he stands in sun. Pricking headache near warm stove. Headache, as if head were compressed in a vise. Pressive pain, as if skull would split. Headache oppressive, close above eyes and root of nose. Distending pain in head and nose. Pulsation in temples. Headache < in open air. Megrim. Pain in head, with heat of skin. θ Quinsy. The pain from head extends to nape of neck. Headache, tension in occiput, towards nape of neck. Heaviness in occiput, with drowsiness and rheumatic pains. Rush of blood to head ; blood seems as if it could not circulate. Apoplexy ; with old people. Headache of aged people, who are childish ; sensorium not clear ; loss of speech ; trembling of limbs, of drunkards. Apoplexia serosa. Stitches in sides of head, after dinner ; in head, in a warm room ; pressure in vertex walking in sun. Headache in persons who are mentally and physically dwarfish.   


Hairy scalp, and especially temples and forehead, feel as if something was very lightly drawn over parts, with a sensation of coldness in face. Numbness in skin of forehead to root of nose. Right side of head feels burning hot, but is really cold to touch. Head sensitive to cold ; disposed to catch cold when washing head. The scalp is very sensitive to touch, especially on side on which he lies, with sensation of suggillation, < from scratching. Crawling over scalp, as from ants, in spots. (bar. a) Very disagreeable formication and pricking under skin of head and face. Crusta lactea, dry scurf ; moist crusts ; itching ; burning ; causes hair to fall out ; cervical glands hard, swollen. Dry or humid scurf on head. (bar. a) From whole head a copious discharge, with swelling of cervical glands ; girl, at. 11. θ Tinea capitis. Dry tinea, after scarlatina. Eruptions on head. Impetigo larvalis. Encysted tumors on scalp. Sensation as if hair stood on end, with chilliness. Falling off of hair ; baldness, especially on crown. Baldness with young people.   


Light dazzles and hurts eyes ; fiery sparks before eyes in dark. Better in the dark : sensitiveness of head. Optical illusions, generally in bright colors. Double vision. Cannot bear to look at one object for any length of time. Sees everything as in a fog when closing eyes and pressing balls. Weakness of eyes ; < evening in candlelight ; during day a cloud before left eye ; by candlelight a glimmer. Sensation of a gauze before eyes in morning after a meal. Flying webs and black spots before eyes. Dim-sighted, cannot read. Weakness of sight with old age. Morbus Basedowii. Cataract. Burning and pressing in eyes, if he looks attentively at anything. Pressure deep in eyes ; < looking fixedly, or upward and sideways ; > looking downward. Quick succession of dilatation and contraction of pupils ; pupil irregular. (bar. a) Immovable pupils. θ Apoplexy. θ Old age. Opaque cornea ; inflammation of eyes, with sensation of dryness ; shuns light. Pannus. Ulceration of cornea. θ Scrofulous ophthalmia. Eyes look sleepy all day. Eyes dull, somewhat reddened. θ Old Age. θ Apoplexy. Redness in white of eye and a white pimple near cornea. Inflammation of eyes, with sensation of dryness. Redness of conjunctiva, with swollen lids. Subacute ophthalmia, with feeling of sand in eyes. Scrofulous inflammation, with phlyctenula and ulcers on cornea ; glands swollen. Eyeballs and lids inflamed, with photophobia. Lids agglutinated. Itching in eyes. Styes in inner corner of left eye. Tarsal tumors. Weight over eyes. θ Typhus.   


Buzzing and ringing in ears. Sounds in ear, echoes, cracklings, reports, reverberations. Roaring in right ear like the sea, at each inspiration. Cracking in ear when sneezing, swallowing, or walking fast. Difficult hearing. Drawing pain in ears ; a kind of twinging earache. Violent throbbing in left ear. θ Toothache. Tearing, with boring and drawing in bones in front of r. ear. Itching in ears. Eruption on and behind ears. Scrofulous ear diseases. Knotty swellings behind ears. Small flat tubercles behind ears. Glandular swelling and eruption behind ears. θ Scrofulous ophthalmia. Scabs behind ears. Eruption on lobes. Parotitis after scarlatina.   


Smell extremely sensitive. She smells pine smoke. θ After pneumonia. Frequent nosebleed, especially with scrofulous, florid people. Nosebleed before catamenia. Tormenting dryness in nose. Sneezing causing concussive pain in brain. Fluent coryza. Secretion of thick, yellow mucus from nose. Blood and mucus are blown from nose. Coryza < mornings ; nose and upper lip swollen, nostrils reddened, sore, crusty ; secretion of an unpleasant odor ; (like Calcarea and Grap.). Coryza : nose and upper lip swollen ; children with large abdomen. Catarrh affecting posterior nares, especially if patient be troubled with frequent epistaxis. Formation of scabs in posterior nares and behind base of uvula. Complaints on external nose. Inflammation of edges. Tip and edges of nose are painful ; pimples on ala nasi. Scurfs under nose.   


Tension as from a cobweb over face, temples and scalp. Sense of tension of whole face, as if white of egg had dried on it, with loathing and diarrhoea. (bar. a) Cadaverous pallor. (bar. a) Pale face ; drawn features ; eyebrows rather drooping. Pale, puffy face. Emaciation, with bloated face ; swelled abdomen. Sensation as if face were swollen. Left cheek swollen, also behind ear, with pain in temple. θ Toothache. Redness of face. θ Quinsy. Dark redness of face, with congestion. (bar. a) Circumscribed dark redness of cheeks. θ Apoplexy. θ Old
Face red in evening. Face very red ; lips purple. Inflammatory prosopalgia. Rough, dry place on right cheek. Herpes faciei. Eruptions on face.   


After eating so tired she cannot raise the hands ; too weak to masticate. Pain in articulation when closing jaw. θ Sore throat. Jaw could not be depressed sufficiently to examine throat. θ Quinsy. (bar. a) Mouth drawn to one side. θ Apoplexy. Tension in lower jaw extends as far as os hyoides. Lips dark red. Swelling of upper lip, with burning pain ; coryza. Lips and gums dry, not relieved by drinking. Painful swelling of submaxillary glands, with induration. θ After scarlatina.   


Involuntary chattering of teeth. Drawing, jerking, throbbing toothache ; right teeth feel tense. Single jerks in teeth. Crumbling in a decayed tooth during day. Toothache : < thinking about it ; disappearing when mind is diverted. Burning stitches in a hollow tooth when touched by warm food ; left side. Burning stitches in carious teeth if touched by something warm. Toothache in decayed teeth before menses. Toothache, with great disposition to take cold. Pain in carious teeth always after taking cold, with a pale swelling of gums, swollen cheek, pain extending to nose, eyes and temple ; violent throbbing in ears ; < at night. Gums swollen around a hollow tooth. Gums bleed, are swollen, pale red, with a dark red border. Gums hurt when touched. Fistula dentalis ; abscesses at the roots.   


Taste : delicate ; bitter ; detestable ; styptic. Utterance imperfect. Paralysis of tongue. θ Old people. Speechless ; tongue paralyzed. θ Apoplexy. Tongue paralyzed, cannot talk, but seems to be conscious. θ Apoplexy. Dryness of tongue early in morning, with sensation of swelling of throat. (bar. a) Cold tongue, somewhat black. Tongue coated, as if fuzzy. Hardness on middle of tongue, burning when touched ; burning sense of excoriation at tip ; fissure on left border, feeling excoriated. Acuminated vesicles on middle of tongue. Tongue cracked, feels very sore. Vesicles on middle, tip, or under tongue. Burning blisters on tip of tongue of long duration. Pain on side of tongue, as from blisters.   


The buccal cavity feels numb. Dryness of mouth early after rising. Hawking mucus ; water runs from mouth all day ; sleeps but an hour, then lies awake until an hour before morning. θ Hypochondriasis. Much troubled with tough phlegm ; mouth becomes dry, with a kind of thirst. Saliva runs out of mouth while asleep, at daybreak. Profuse salivation. θ Quinsy. Salivation ; inability to swallow ; suffocation ; throat suppurating ; fever. θ Angina tonsillaris. Intolerable stench from mouth, unnoticed by himself. Whole mouth filled with vesicles, especially inside of cheeks.   


Scabs behind uvula and posterior nares. Sensation in pharynx as if a fine leaf lay before posterior nares ; morning, after waking. Morning : viscid phlegm in fauces. θ Tonsillitis. Inflammation of cellular membranes of fauces and tonsils, with fever ; difficult swallowing and speaking. θ Quinsy. Throat is pale instead of having bright redness of Bellad. ; submaxillary parotid glands are swollen and tender ; breath is putrid ; child scrofulous and dwarfish. θ Scarlatina.
θ Diphtheritis. Stitches in right tonsil. Inflamed and enlarged tonsils. Tonsils inflamed, with smallpox or scarlatina, especially if Mercur. and Bellad. prove insufficient. Acute tonsillitis. Suppurating tonsils. Sore throat and swollen tonsils, with ptyalism ; gave speedy relief when symptoms went from right to left. Angina tonsillaris. Swelling of parotids, tonsils and submaxillary glands, with much saliva. θ Disease in throat. θ Skin
Liability to tonsillitis ; after every slight cold, or suppressed foot sweat. Disposition to acute tonsillitis, with suppuration. Chronic angina, with great disposition to return. Chronic induration of tonsils ; sensation as of a plug in throat ; < after swallowing solids. Tonsils tend to suppurate, especially right ; palate swollen ; dark brown urine ; sleeplessness. Tonsils both hypertrophic and indurated, livid and full of varicose veins. Angina after taking cold, even phlegmonous. Worse when swallowing food or saliva. On swallowing, sensation as if food had to force itself over a sore spot. Sensation in oesophagus as if a morsel of food had lodged there. Smarting in throat when swallowing ; < from empty swallowing ; throat sore to touch. Stinging when swallowing saliva and during empty deglutition. Pressing, stinging pain on swallowing. θ Skin disease. Attacks of choking in throat after dinner, when sitting and writing, with a sensation as if thyroid was pressed in ; impeding breathing. Unable to swallow ; liquids taken in mouth were ejected through nostrils. θ Quinsy. Inability to swallow anything but liquids. θ Spasmodic stricture of oesophagus. Constant difficulty in swallowing ; < after much talking. θ Tonsillitis. Œsophageal spasm, in old people ; can only swallow liquids.   


Hungry, but cannot eat ; or feels as though she needed food, but did not want it. Generally loss of appetite. Aversion to : fruit, especially plums ; sweets. Sudden disgust for food while at meals. Constant thirst. θ Quinsy. Thirst, with dryness of mouth, not relieved by drink. Thirst, particularly during chill.   


Is hungry and cannot eat, is sleepy and cannot sleep. Too weak to chew, too lazy to eat. After eating so tired that she cannot raise hands ; she is too weak to masticate. While eating : sudden nausea ; painful writhing while food descends, as if it was passing sore places. Sweat increased while eating. Weakness in stomach disappears. Pressure like a stone in stomach after eating bread ; repletion after a little food. Worse after meals, particularly after a satisfying meal. Stomach aches also after eating. Weakness of digestion after eating, pressing in stomach ; and pain in hard, swollen abdomen. After meals : indolence ; heat and uneasiness ; faintishness ; belching ; urging to stool ; pressure on bladder ; anxiety in lumbar region ; pain in hard, swollen abdomen. Cough from eating warm food. Better from cold diet.   


(bar. a) Nausea. Sudden nausea while at meals. Long-lasting nausea. Nausea, palpitation and anxiety in early morning. Morning sickness and vomiting. Eructations after meals. Eructations : as if air was forcing its way through stomach, causing a feeling of soreness. Sour eructations. Eructations ; a lump moving up and down. Waterbrash. Water suddenly runs together in mouth. (bar. a) Retching. (bar. a) Nausea followed by sudden and very copious vomiting of bile and a brownish substance (consisting no doubt of chocolate taken that morning), after ten hours. (bar. a) Vomiting almost regularly every hour for twenty-four hours. (bar. a) Severe attacks of very copious vomiting. Vomiting fluid, water and chalk, followed by prostration.   


Sensitiveness of pit of stomach ; on stepping hard, he feels every step painfully in it. Stomach aches when touching epigastrium. Sensation of soreness in stomach ; even when at rest. Stomach painful when fasting and after eating. Pressing in stomach, also after eating. Pressure as from a stone ; better from eructations. Cramp in stomach, spreading up into throat, followed by eructations which relieve. θ Cardialgia. Sensation of soreness of stomach ; while eating, it feels as if food had to force itself through. Gastralgia. Pain in stomach as if it were too full and tense. Sense of tension and heaviness in pit of stomach ; as from flatulence and palpitation. Marked hardness in region of stomach. It seems as if stomach were hanging relaxed. Dyspepsia with soreness in stomach. Softening of stomach in scrofulosis.   


Aching at a small spot in right hypochondria when drawing a deep breath, or from pressure. (bar. a) Sensation as of a ball in liver. (bar. a) Swollen feeling and coldness in region of liver.   


Feeling of soreness around belly, commencing in back. Pains in abdomen, about and below navel, which extends downward into thigh, with violent pain on left side, extending forward from point of hip ; pain in region of right groin ; after three days. On turning in bed, it seems as if intestines fell from one side to the other. (bar. a) Rumbling in bowels ; borborygmus. Throbbing here and there in abdomen. Abdomen hard, tense. θ Scrofulous children. Mesenteric glands could be felt swollen and hard, with a big belly ; abdominal muscles sore to touch. Tabes mesenterica. Distension and fulness above pubes, as if parts would burst, when lying on back. Abdomen sensitive to touch. Pain in hard, swollen abdomen. Weakness of digestion after eating ; pressing in stomach. Tension and sensitiveness of abdominal walls.   


Ineffectual urging to stool. Sudden irresistible urging to stool, with painful soreness in lumbar region, followed by frequent diarrheic stools. Frequent small stools, with feeling of great relief. (bar. a) Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea : with pains in small of back ; at night, with hemorrhoidal pains ; towards morning, preceded by pain in abdomen ; later in day suddenly yellow stool, with mucus and blood. (bar. a) Involuntary stools. (bar. a) Semi-liquid stool after hours, followed by constipation. Stool hard and insufficient. Difficult, knotty stool. Scanty, hard or lumpy stool, expelled with difficulty. Constipation. θ Cardialgia. θ Old age. Frequent passage of blood, with distended abdomen. Light-colored stools, sometimes mixed with blood. Before stool : colic. During stool : burning in anus and rectum. After stool : burning in anus ; moisture exuding from piles ; eructations. Passage of round worms. Small pin-worms pass with the stool ; in an adult. Crawling in rectum. θ Ascarides. Inflammation of subcutaneous cellular tissue on left side of anus, extending 2, 3 inches over left buttock and forward along perineum, having a softening, surrounded by a hard, burning, tender and painful area. Burning and soreness around anus, as if excoriated. Anus sore and humid. Hemorrhoids protrude, not only with stools, but also with urination. Hemorrhoidal affections.   


Irritation of bladder, greatest at night when in bed. Great desire to urinate ; cannot retain urine. Constant urging, and frequent emissions of urine ; every other day. Urging to make water, and frequent urination. Frequent micturition. θ Old age. Urine frequent and copious. (bar. a) Makes water frequently ; no stool. θ Apoplexy. (bar. a) When appetite improved and thirst lessened, urinary secretions became very considerable. Passes much urine at night. (bar. a) Clear and abundant urine. Urine clear on passing, soon becomes cloudy. Dark brown urine. θ Tonsillitis. On urinating, burning in urethra. Before urination : urgent desire to urinate. During urination : burning in urethra. After urination : renewed straining, with dribbling of urine. Urine scanty. (bar. a) Almost complete incontinence of urine and feces.   


Diminished sexual desire and ability. Impotence. Relaxed penis and premature emission. Emission in an old man, followed by feeling of dryness in whole body. Excessive nightly emissions. Emissions in a man, at. 30, who never had the like. Insufficient discharge of semen. Erections only in morning before rising. Erections while riding. θ Impotence. Hypertrophied prostate. Increased purulent gleet. Gleet, yellowish before urination ; pain in fossa navicularis when pressing it and when beginning to urinate. Small retracted testicles, with pulsation between shoulders. θ Impotence. Chronic induration of testicles. Jerking in glans. Numbness of genitals for several minutes. Soreness and moist excoriation between scrotum and thighs. Sweat about the scrotum.   


Catamenia scanty and of long duration. Menses scanty, last only one day. Before menses : toothache ; swelling of cheeks and gums ; pain in abdomen and back ; leucorrhoea ; swelling of glands ; heaviness of feet. Toothache ; swelling of limbs. During menses : toothache ; weight over pubes ; bruised pain in small of back ; colic in every position. Amenorrhoea ; menostasia and chlorosis, especially of scrofulous girls. Tearing in vulva, or in affected parts, so violent at intervals that she would like to scream. Bloody, mucous leucorrhoea, with anxious palpitation of heart, pain in back ; uneasiness and weakness even unto fainting. Leucorrhoea immediately before menses.   


Feeling in larynx as if inspiring smoke or pitch. Hoarseness and loss of voice from tough mucus in larynx and trachea. Voice imperfect, aphonia ; from tough mucus in fauces and larynx. θ Old people. Voice husky, rough. θ Tonsillitis. (bar. a) Voice extinct. Hoarseness, with night cough. Catarrh of trachea. Spasmodic cough (like whooping cough) from roughness and tickling in throat and pit of stomach.   


Putrid breath. θ Skin disease. Short breath from fulness in chest, when ascending a height ; stitches in chest on inspiring. (bar. a) Respiration gradually more and more embarrassed. (bar. a) Respiration imperfect and very frequent ; respiratory sound almost inaudible. Sensation as if lungs were full of smoke. θ After pneumonia. Oppression : with anguish ; in evening, must loosen her dress ; with backache ; with dry cough. (bar. a) Inability to cough, to expectorate, to articulate words of more than two syllables (owing to failure in expiration) or to lift head from pillow. (bar. a) Asthma. Asthma senile (after Ant. tart.). Suffocative breathing, especially on lying down. θ Chronic enlargement of tonsils ; with a boy, at. 6. Suffocative catarrh of old people, with impending paralysis of lungs.   


Spasmodic cough, excited by tickling and roughness in throat and epigastrium ; worse evening until midnight, lying on left side, active motion, ascending, stooping, in cold air ; from thinking of it ; eating, after getting
feet cold. Cough in presence of strangers. Night-cough, with asthmatic breathing. Cough excited by irritation, felt in cardiac region. Cough, particularly in evening, till midnight. Nightly cough, chest full of phlegm. Cough and coryza. Cough, with purulent expectoration. Expectoration predominant, particularly in evening. Chronic cough in scrofulous children, with swollen glands and enlarged tonsils ; < after slight cold. Mucous catarrh. Cough and shortness of breath, with old, phlegmatic persons ; feels a tightness in throat and on chest, phlegm loose and tight by turns ; > in morning, when rising, but as soon as he comes into the room down-stairs he gets a severe attack, and
has to go into open air ; > after breakfast ; cough and rattling < when lying, except when lying on belly, which relieves ; has to sit up frequently in night ; < in damp weather, and after drinking cold water.


Sensation as if lungs were full of smoke ; she smells pine smoke. θ After pneumonia. Sensation of soreness in chest, when coughing. Vomiting from coughing. Chest full of phlegm. Heaviness in chest ; < when lying. θ Cardialgia. Sensation, as if something had dropped down in chest. Pneumonia, with most violent pains in chest, and flushed cheeks ; in two cases, right side, in one, left. Suffocative catarrh and paralysis of lungs in old people.   


Palpitation ; feels heart beat. (bar. a) Dull, deep sounds of the heart. Violent, long-lasting palpitation. Palpitation when lying on left side, with soreness in region of heart ; great anxiety, renewed by thinking about it. Orgasm of blood, with anxiety ; congestion to face, with dark redness. Palpitation felt in head, with throbbing pain in temples, when getting up and walking. Palpitation of chlorotic or hysteric girls. Pulse firm and hard. Pulse generally accelerated, but weak. θ Apoplexy. θ Old age. (bar. a) Pulse 125-130, very small and frequent. Full, accelerated pulse, with heat of skin. θ Quinsy. (bar. a) Pulse remained pretty regular, but notably slackened, 56 instead of 70 ; in similar cases has been observed to fall to 25. (bar. a) Marked, but very short-lasting, irregularity of pulse, on one occasion.   


Chest sensitive to pressure. θ Cardialgia. Burning stinging and itching in moist, pustular eruption on chest. Nodes in the breast, painful to pressure, sometimes stitches ; with a fat old man. (bar. a) Eruption of acne pimples on chest, which disappear in a few days.   


Stinging pains in neck. (bar. a) Fine stitches in neck, followed by suppurating pimples. Tension in neck and scapula ; pains in loins in cold air. Cramp in neck and left side of throat. Stiffness in nape of neck. Swelling on nape on neck, which, little by little, spreads over whole head ; with redness and pain of skin, as from ulceration ; accompanied by considerable swelling of glands in this region. Swelling of cellular tissue of neck ; glands swollen ; much pain in ears and head. θ Scarlatina. Swelling of glands in nape of neck and occiput. Chronic inflammation of cervical glands, right side ; had been very obstinate and resisted other treatment. Swelling and induration of glands, especially cervical, even after suppuration had commenced. Fatty tumors, especially about neck. Sarcoma in neck, with burning. Throbbing in back, when at rest and from emotions. Burning in back. Rheumatic irritation of spine. In morning on rising, pain between shoulders, so that he is quite stiff therefrom and cannot turn ; afterwards they extend into nape of neck and left shoulder, where they are very violent, thence into vertex and across pectoral muscles into left nipple. Beating and pulsation in back. Want of mobility in dorsal spine ; when sitting long it feels as if it would fall in. Stiffness in back, can hardly rise from a chair. θ Chronic gout. (bar. a) Spine disease with tinea capitis. Painful soreness in lumbar region, followed by frequent diarrheic stools. Pain in lumbar region of spine, followed by apoplexy and paralysis. Pain in lower vertebra, with pain in chest. Pain in small of back. θ Diarrhoea. Painful drawing in small of back, as if a heavy body was moving downward. Tensive pain in small of back ; < in evening ; he can neither rise nor bend backward. Stiffness in small of back, in evening, especially while sitting, which allows neither to rise nor to bend backward. Itching on small of back and between nates ; must scratch it raw.   


A large glandular swelling in right axilla ; lately very tender, painful, hard and red. Encysted tumor in arm pit. Pains in arms, with hard, swollen axillary glands. Pain in deltoid muscle when raising arm. When lying on arm it goes to sleep. Right arm cannot be moved. θ Apoplexy. (bar. a) Heaviness of left arm, it is moved with difficulty, shoulder alone seems to act ; hand and forearm are paralyzed ; after seven hours. Tension in small places of arms. Blood-boils on upper arm. Veins and hands distended. Hot hands ; frequently dips them into cold water. Skin of hands dry and rough. Cold hands with blue spots. θ Old age. Fingers numb, as if asleep. Skin of tips of fingers chapped, peels off. Panaritium, with nightly throbbing and ulceration, from a splinter. Warts.   


From left foot, internal stitches through whole thigh into testes, hinders walking. Said she had pains in thigh during sleep. Tearing from above downward in right buttock, periodically increasing and decreasing. Dragging thighs, particularly when going up-stairs, on account of paralyzed feeling in middle of thigh. Excessive bruised feeling in thighs. Severe itching on thighs. Sudden attacks of momentary pain of right knee, as if parts were being ripped with a knife, making leg feel lame. Sudden sharp pains running through knee force them to sit down, laming knee, after hard work ; most with girls. In kneeling down, violent shooting in knee, and soon after a peculiar tension in right patella, could not walk well. Knees totter. θ Apoplexy. Burning soreness in bend of knees. Pain in knees and legs. Cramps in calves. Coldness of right foot and tension in calf during a walk in open air. Drawing and tearing pain in legs. Drawing pain down entire left leg. Pains in legs at night, as after excessive walking or dancing. Tension as if tendons were too short ; > lying down ; < when standing. Tremor of feet while standing, must hold on to something to steady himself. θ Apoplexy. θ Sclerotis. (bar. a) Giving way of right leg, then of left ; after eight hours. Paralysis of flexors of feet, with tension in tendons. Lameness of spavined horses. Ulcers on feet. Pimples on feet, which spread. Soles feel bruised, at night, keeping one awake ; > after rising and walking. Tearing and stitching in left big toe, with vexation. Painful lymphatic swelling on ball of big toe. Corns, burning and stinging. Fetid foot sweat. Foot sweat, toes and soles get sore ; odor offensive ; (after silic.). Checked foot sweat. After suppression of a fetid foot sweat by a cold foot bath, angina tonsillaris ; (after Bellad. and Mercur. had no effect).   


Stitches in joints, they feel relaxed. Tearing in limbs, with chilliness.   


Rest : throbbing in back. Sitting : pain in small of back. Standing : cough <; tension, as if tendons were too short <; tremor of feet. Lying : heaviness in chest <; tension, as if tendons were too short, better. Lying on left side : cough <; palpitation worse. Lying on belly : cough better. Stooping : cough <; vertigo. Raising arm : pain in deltoid. Moving body : brain seems to move to and fro. Active motion ; cough <; chill <. Walking : palpitation felt in head. Ascending : short breath.   


Nervousness ; excessive irritation of all nerves. Twitches and jerks of body during day. At 8 A. M. sudden attack, as if circulation had stopped, and tingling in whole body, extending to tongue and finger tips, with anxiety ; lasted fifteen minutes, followed by prostration. (bar. a) Indescribable malaise ; after 3, 4 hours. Weary, with sleepy eyes during whole day. Heaviness of whole body. Upper half of body feels numb and stiff. General weakness of nerves and body. (bar. a) Increased weakness, could scarcely put out his left arm to ring bell. Loss of strength. (bar. a) Alarming debility ; after 2 hours. (bar. a) General debility ; after 3 or 4 hours. (bar. a) After first vomiting, muscular relaxation affected posterior muscles of trunk ; too prostrated to remain in his arm-chair, had to go to bed. (bar. a) Muscular relaxation lasted 24 hours, then gradually but quite rapidly diminished, following same course as when it came on ; in less than 20 hours after first slight movements of feet and hands, he was able to hold himself in a chair and sit up in bed, and could soon take a
few steps on the floor of his room. Constantly weak and weary, wishes to lean on something, to sit or lie down, and still feels weak and weary. Too weak even to chew her food. Great weakness, can hardly sit up in bed ; if attempted, pulse immediately becomes quick and somewhat hard, after a while imperceptible. Great weakness of mind and body of old men. (bar. a) The general system remained feeble for more than a month ; the discoloration of tissues and emaciation lasted still longer, and sleep did not become sound and refreshing until eight or ten weeks had elapsed. Lameness after rheumatism. Lameness after suppressing foot sweat. Prostration, cannot stand, knees give way. (bar. a) Lies on his back in bed ; deprived of voluntary motion. General paralysis of old people ; loss of memory ; childishness ; trembling of limbs. θ After apoplexy. Paralysis and palsy of aged persons. Paralysis after apoplexy. (bar. a) The paralysis extends rapidly from above downward. Paralysis affecting first abdominal muscles, next those which have their insertions in chest, then those of neck, and lastly sphincters of bladder and rectum. (bar. a) Death in about twelve hours after taking poison, with undisturbed intellect and without having stirred from his supine posture.   


Great drowsiness during day. Sleepiness day and night. Sleepy and cannot sleep ; hungry and cannot eat. (bar. a) Coma. θ Apoplexy. Sopor. θ Old age. Sleeplessness. θ Tonsillitis. θ Old people. θ Hypochondriasis. Awakens often at night ; feels too hot ; soles feel bruised. Sleep full of internal uneasiness. (bar. a) Wants to sleep all the time, but in his sleep an inward restlessness ; moaning and muttering. θ Apoplexy. Talking in sleep ; old men. Delirious and flighty when asleep. Ravings of fancy at night and stupefaction. Faint feeling at night, she had to vomit. Twitching of muscles of whole body during sleep. Restless whole night on account of internal heat ; a child. Night sweat. Complains of pain in thigh during sleep. During sleep lies on side. On awaking, pressure in limbs ; tired, weary limbs. Feels heavy, bruised, stupid after a siesta.   


Daybreak : saliva runs out of mouth, while asleep. Morning : erections before rising ; coryza <; dryness of tongue ; sensation in pharynx as if a fine leaf lay before posterior nares after waking ; viscid phlegm in fauces ; nausea, palpitation and anxiety <; sickness ; cough < on arising ;
pain between scapula ; cough >. At 8 A. M. : sudden attack, as if circulation had stopped. All day : eyes look sleepy ; weariness ; water runs from mouth. During day : crumbling in decayed tooth ; twitches and jerks of body ; great drowsiness ; sleepiness ; flushes of heat. Evening : headache ; face red ; oppression, must loosen dress ; expectoration prominent ; pain in small of back <; chill alternately with heat. Evening until midnight : spasmodic cough. Night : in bed everything rocks within him, as in a ship ; toothache <; diarrhoea ; irritation of bladder ; passing much urine ; seminal emissions ; cough <; throbbing in panaritium ; pain in legs ; sleepiness ; awakens often ;
fanciful ravings and stupefaction ; faint feeling, she had to vomit ; restlessness ; sweats ; chill alternating with heat ; flushes of heat ; intolerable tingling over body.   


Cold air : cough <; pain in loins ; head sensitive. Cold food : generally better. Cold water : cough <. Cold washing : disposed to catch cold. Open air : headache <; tension in calf. Damp weather : cough worse. In sun : pain on vertex. Near warm stove : headache worse. Warm food : cough worse.   


Chilliness. Tearing in limbs, with chilliness. Local chill on upper part of body. Chill from face or pit of stomach down body ; or beginning in feet. Often as if cold water was poured over one ; > from external warmth ; thirst during chill. Chill generally one (left) sided. Chilliness relieved by external heat. Chill increased by exercise ; > in warm room. First chill, then heat. Chill alternating with heat ; evening and night. Cold hands and feet, with hot cheeks. Flushes of heat, more at night, with great restlessness. Frequent flushes during day ; nightly attacks, with great anxiety and restlessness. Heat towards evening, with little thirst ; violent pulsation externally into head ; on rising, vertigo, even to falling ; heat the whole night, with disturbed sleep ; next day violent thirst ; pours down whole glasses of water ; has a very thick white
coating on tongue.
Hot hands, often plunges them into cold water. Sweat increased in presence of strangers. Heat of single outer parts. Anxious sweat. Offensive sweat of one (mostly left) side. Sweat increased by eating. Sweat returned every other evening. Consumptive fever.   


Returning at 4 P. M. : pressure in bones of occiput. Every other evening : sweat. Increasing and decreasing periodically.   


Right : head hot ; roaring in ear ; rough, dry place on cheek ; teeth feel tense ; stitches in tonsil ; tonsil tends to suppurate ; pain in groin ; pneumonia ; chronic inflammation of cervical glands ; glandular swelling in
axilla ; arm cannot be moved ; tearing in buttock ; pain in knee ; tension in patella ; coldness of foot ; leg gives way. Left : cloud before eye ; styes on eyelid ; throbbing in ear ; inflammation of subcutaneous tissue over buttock ; lying on side, cough <; pneumonia ; cramp in side of throat ; pain in shoulder ; pain in nipple ; heaviness of arm ;
stitches in foot ; pain down leg ; leg gives way ; stitching in great toe ; offensive sweat of side. Right to left : sore throat symptoms move. Above downward : tearing in right buttock ; pain in leg. Below upward : stitches in left foot.   


As if heat would be turned inside out ; as if brain was loose ; as if head were compressed in a vise ; as if skull would split ; as if blood could not circulate ; as if something was drawn over scalp lightly ; as if hair stood on end ; as if
white of egg had dried on face ; as if face were swollen ; tongue as if fuzzy ; as if throat were swelling ; as from blisters on side of tongue ; as if a fine leaf lay before posterior nares ; as of a plug in throat ; as if food had to force itself over
sore spot in oesophagus ; as of a stone in stomach ; as if thyroid was pressed in ; as if air was forcing through stomach ; as if intestines fell from one side to other, in turning in bed ; as if inspiring smoke or pitch ; as if a heavy body was moving downward
in back ; as if lungs were full of smoke ; as of a ball in liver ; as if something had dropped down in chest ; as if pubes would burst ; as if spine would fall in ; as if ripped with a knife, right knee ; as if cold water was poured over one. Boring : in front of right ear. Stitches : in side of head ; burning in hollow tooth ; in right tonsil ; in nodes in breast ; in neck ; through thigh into testes ; in left big toe ; in joints ; in chest. Stinging : in throat ; eruption on chest ; in neck ; in corns. Pricking : headache ; head and face ; in skin. Pressive sticking : in vertex. Shooting : in knee. Jerking : toothache ; in glans penis. Tearing : in front right ear ; in right buttock ; in legs ; in left big toe ; in limbs ; in long bones ; in vulva. Drawing : in ears, and twinging toothache ; in small of back ; in legs. Burning : of right side of head ; in eyes ; in upper lip ; stitches in hollow teeth ; of tongue and tip ; in anus ; in urethra ; eruption on chest ; in back ; in bend of knees ; in corns ; in rectum. Smarting : in throat. Distending pain : in head and nose. Crumbling : in decayed tooth. Pressure : on forehead ; over eyes ; in brain ; under vertex ; in vertex ; in eyes ; in throat ; in stomach ; on bladder ; in limbs. Aching : in right hypochondrium ; in stomach. Concussive pain : in brain. Soreness : in stomach ; around belly ; in lumbar region ; around anus ; in chest ; bend of knees ; in region of heart. Throbbing : toothache ; in ears ; in temples ; in back ; in panaritium ; in abdomen. Beating and pulsating : in back. Bruised pain : in small of back ; in thighs ; in soles. Dull pain : in bumps of firmness and concentrativeness. Oppressive headache : above eyes and root of nose. Cramp : in stomach ; in neck and throat ; in calves. Tension : in occiput ; over face, temple and scalp ; in lower jaw ; in teeth ; in stomach ; of abdomen ; in neck and scapula ; in small of back ; in small places in arms ; in right patella ; in right calf ; in legs ; in
long bones ; in skin. Undefined pain : in head ; in articulation ; on tongue ; in abdomen ; in small of back ; between shoulders ; in lower vertebra and chest ; in arms ; in deltoid muscle ; in thigh ; in knees and legs ; in right groin ; in
fossa navicularis ; in loins. Heaviness : in occiput ; of feet ; in chest ; of left arm ; of whole body. Weight : over eyes ; over pubes. Tingling : over whole body. Crawling : over scalp ; on face, in rectum. Paralyzed feeling : in thigh. Numbness : in skin of forehead to root of nose ; of genitals ; of fingers ; of upper half of body. Tickling : in throat. Itching : in eyes ; in ears ; eruption on chest ; on small of back ; between nates ; on thighs. Dryness : of eyes ; in nose ; of lips and gums ; of tongue ; in whole body. Coldness : in face ; of tongue ; of right foot ; in region of liver.   


Dwarfish, defective mental and physical growth. Many of symptoms suggest sclerosis of brain and spine, especially in children and the aged. Compare Baryta m Swelling on nape of neck, which, little by little, spreads over the whole, with redness and pain of skin, as from ulceration, accompanied with considerable swelling of glands in this region for several days. Swelling and induration of glands. Fistulous ulcers in glands ; mostly glands of neck ; feeling of tension. Adenitis. Incipient suppuration in glands (axillary), and in cellular tissues in any part of body. Glandular sequela of scarlatina. Scrofulosis. Tension and shortening of muscles. Tearing and tension in long bones ; boring in bones. (bar. a) Tubular bones. (bar. a) Joints. Dropsy after scarlatina. Emaciation, with bloated face, swelled abdomen, and difficult comprehension in children. Great emaciation in scrofulosis and skin diseases. Atrophy, great weakness ; face red and abdomen bloated ; glands swollen ; difficulty in learning to walk. Atrophia scrofulosis (next to Calcarea ostr.). Marasmus senilis Induration of tissues. Steatoma. Sarcoma, with burning. Fatty tumors. Encysted tumors. Lupoid (tuberculoid) and cystic tumors. Cystic growths, particularly on skull.   


Touch : scalp sensitive ; gums hurt ; tongue burns ; throat sore ; abdomen sore. Touching epigastrium : stomach aches. Pressure : chest sensitive ; nodes in breast sensitive. Small wounds ulcerate and get very sore.   


Skin diseases. Tension in skin. Skin hot and dry. (bar. a) Skin cool and rather moist ; or covered with profuse sweat. Itching, pricking, burning, here and there ; not relieved by scratching or rubbing. Scratching causes pricking ; pimples. Intolerable tingling over whole body, especially in back, hips, legs, malleoli, dorsa of feet and fingers, waking him at night, and forcing him to scratch continually. Itching, aggravated by scratching. Itching of skin, eruption invisible. Dry exanthemata. Scarlatina miliaris. Ringworms. Soreness and humid skin. A small wound, as from a splinter, throbs and ulcerates. Pimples on feet suppurate and spread like ulcers. Red, excoriated, moist, burning places between scrotum and thigh. Skin does not heal readily. Ulcers, with scanty discharge. Soreness and moistening between scrotum and thighs. Panaritia. Warts.   


Hysteric persons, and such as incline to taking cold. Suitable for affections of first childhood, but more particularly for old age, with mental or physical weakness. Is especially suitable for dwarfish women. Complaints of dwarfish children, those who do not grow. Girl, at. 7, after crusta lactea, scurfs on throat. Girl, at. 13, little developed, scrofulous, frequent tonsillitis, each time suppurating. Scrofulous children ; dwarfish ; mind and body weak ; scurfs on head, ears, nose ; eyes inflamed, opaque cornea ; colic abdomen swollen ; face puffed ; general emaciation. Persons subject to quinsy ; especially those who suffer from inflammation of throat and swelling of tonsils after the least cold. Women in climacteric years, menses always scanty. θ Cardialgia. Especially adapted to diseases of old men. Drunkards’ complaint from taking cold after overheating, distorted mouth ; tongue paralyzed ; aphonia ; clear consciousness ; motion of arms impaired. (bar. a) An old drunkard, after a cold. θ Apoplectic. Old people weakened from bleeding. Apoplexy. Man, at. 84. θ Apoplexy. Old people, after having been feeble and tottering for a long while. θ Apoplexy. θ Paralysis. (bar. a) Old cachectic people of scrofulous habit, especially when they suffer with gouty complaints. Old people, especially when fat.   


The symptoms marked ‘(bar. a)’ are from Baryta ac. Antidotes : Ant. tart., Bellad., Camphor., Dulcam., Mercur., Zincum. Useful after : Scilla (pneumonia notha) ; after Arsen. (scrofula). Frequently useful before or after Sulphur. Incompatible : Calcarea ostr. (scrofulosis). Similar to : Alumina, Ant. tart. (paralysis of lungs) ; Bellad., Calcarea ostr. (scrofulosis, coryza, etc.) ; Calcarea jod. (large tonsils) ; Caustic. (paretic symptoms) ; Chamom., Cinchon., Conium, (old people) ; Dulcam. (tendency to catch cold) ; Fluor. ac. (old people) ; Iodium (glands) ; Laches., Lycop. (tonsils) ; Magn. carb., Mercur. (colds, glands, diarrhoea) ; Natr. carb., Phosphor., Pulsat., Sepia (ringworms) ; Silic. (glands, foot sweat, etc.) ; Sulphur., Tellur.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.