Berberis Vulgaris



Sticking or sticking-pressing pain, at times slight, at times very sensitive, in one or other lumbar region, now in a small spot which is a simple sticking, now in a larger place, when it is chiefly pressing, either exactly in region of kidneys, or at times extending above or below, but especially outward, so that it extends around side of abdomen in front or to region of hips, sometimes also in spine and extending down to small of back, and region of bladder and groins, sometimes fine, sometimes dull ; sticking sometimes extends from region of kidneys straight forward into abdomen, and at times with a numb, paralyzed, bruised sensation, frequently returning and lasting a long time.

Berberis vulgaris has Tearing pain in region of both kidneys, soon after rising in morning, which extends sideways and forward, both upward and downward, so that whole region of back between pelvis and thorax is affected.
Tearing, or tearing-sticking pain in region of loins and kidneys, usually < on one side, frequently at same time in small of back, as if region was crushed or bruised, with a feeling of stiffness, so that it was difficult for her to rise from sitting, hands must assist in rising, sometimes also involving hip, nates, upper and posterior portion of extremities ; at times also with a sensation of numbness.

Pressive or tensive pains in region of loins and kidneys, with a feeling of stiffness and lameness, or swelling, in back and lower limbs (Kali carb.) without stiffness and lameness.
Tearing pulsating pain in right kidney.
^^ Sharp pain in right kidney, near spine, from there downward into bladder.
Lancinating or tearing-pulsative pains in region of kidneys ; < when stooping and rising again, sitting or lying ; > when standing.
Cutting pain from left kidney into bladder, urethra, and in penis.
Stitches from kidneys to bladder and urethra.
Stinging, burning, gnawing pain on a small spot near kidneys, increased by pressing hard upon, and moving frequently downward or forward.
Stitching or tearing in renal region and adjoining parts, with numbness and soreness, increased by hard external pressure.

A sticking-digging, or digging-tearing pain in one or other kidney region, as if it was suppurating ; < by deep pressure.
Some stitches in one or other lumbar regions, especially in region of kidneys, at times fine, at times dull, at times as if a nail was sticking in, and so violent and sudden that it stops breath ; from without in.
Burning and soreness in region of kidneys.
Burning stitches, single or several in succession, in region of loins and kidneys.
Much pain, soreness and tenderness in back, in region of kidneys.
θ Rheumatism of knee.
Berberis vulgaris has 
Symptoms in region of kidneys < in stooping and getting up : more while sitting or lying than in standing.
Pain, weakness and trembling in region of kidneys after riding.
Sensitiveness in region of kidneys so great that any jarring motion, riding in a wagon, jumping from it, was intolerable. θ Rheumatism.
After kidney complaints a foul, bitter taste, rush of blood to throat ; great appetite, hasty eating ; urine has reddish sediment.
Frequently recurring, crampy, contractive pain, or aching pain, in bladder, when bladder is full or empty.
Great urging, with pain in neck of bladder, with burning, scanty urine.
Pressure and contraction in vesical region when pressed upon, with burning in urethra.

Cutting, constrictive pain in bladder.
Violent, cutting, tensive pain, deeply seated in left side of bladder, at last becoming a sticking, obliquely in female urethra, as if in its orifice, lasting a few minutes.
Painful cuttings in left side of region of bladder extend into urethra, coming from left kidney along course of ureter.
Violent sticking pains in bladder, extending from kidneys into urethra, with urging to urinate.

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.

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