Berberis Vulgaris

Sticking pains in female urethra, beginning in bladder.
Burning pain in female urethra during and after urinating.
Burning in urethra, along whole length of it.
Pains in external genitals increased by motion.
Violent sticking in left side of abdomen, two fingers breadth from navel, extending in long stitches into left side of vagina ; smarting pain in vagina ; burning, violent pain and soreness in anus.
Shooting-stinging from perineum deep into female parts.
Sensation of burning and soreness in vagina, frequently very sensitive, especially in anterior portion, even extending to labia.
Vagina painful to touch.
Vulva itching and burning ; < walking or sitting, > lying.
Sudden lancinating in vagina, causing her to start, with soreness of wall of vagina to touch, < walking.
Stitches from inside outward, with tenderness of vagina.
Intensely painful vagina ; burning, sore, as if excoriated.
Vagina reddened ; uterus sunken.
During climaxis, burning in urethra.


Sore gums during dentition.


Hoarseness, with pain or inflammation of tonsils.
Tearing in throat, upward, particularly left side, with stiffness.


Oppression, with fluent coryza, mostly at night.
Stitches affecting respiration.
With inhalation, stitching between shoulders, from back through chest.
Shortness of breath when going up-stairs.
Obstruction of breath when raising arm.
Breathing increases colic.
Sensation during inspiration as if something was torn loose.


Tormenting, dry, short cough, with stitches in chest.


Stitches in and around clavicle, also pulsation and burning.
Pressure behind left nipple.
Rawness and soreness in chest, like during catarrh.
Stitches in chest ; increased by deep inspiration, with short, dry cough.
Cutting contraction in chest, to abdomen, compels to bend over.
Stitches in chest (l. side).
Stitches in anterior and middle of breast, particularly when inspiring deeply, attended with a dry, hacking cough.
Drawing-tearing occasioned by stretching arm.
Tearing in chest, particularly in left side, towards shoulders and back.
Shooting pain deep in front of middle chest.
Sticking pain, or sticking pain with pressure in chest.
Violent, sudden, incisive, contractive pain, in front part of chest, extending down to abdomen, obliging him to bend double.
Lancinations from lower dorsal vertebra through chest, arresting breathing.
Deep-seated, acute, lancinating pain in either iliac bone, extending obliquely inward and downward towards small of back, with bubbling stitches darting into part to a considerable depth.


Painful dragging-sticking in region of heart, outward and downward.
Very painful contracting urging-shooting in region of heart, working from in out and up down ; next day palpitation.
Squeezing and stinging about heart.
Stitches about heart.
Frequent palpitation.
Slow, weak pulse.
Pulse slow and weak, or full, hard and rapid.


Stitching, pulsating, pressing, or tensive pains in muscles of chest.
Corrosive feeling in skin of chest.
Itching returns after scratching, with smarting stitches or burning.
Pimples on chest and scapula.
Stitches in gland pectoral and its vicinity.
Pressure behind left nipple.


Sudden stitch darting from side of neck into upper arm.
Tension in neck.
Tearing in throat upward, particularly in left side, with stiffness.
Stiffness in neck half-sided, with a sensation of inward swelling.
Pain as if bruised or swollen, from right scapula to shoulder joint.
Tearing in and between scapula.
Tearing between shoulders, extending to occiput ; increased when lifting.
Tearing between shoulders ; also between shoulders and spine, with oppression of chest ; in point of shoulder blade, from shoulders to loins.
Drawing in shoulders ; stitches between shoulders, particularly when breathing, below left shoulder ; from back through breast, interrupting breathing.
Tearing in spine.
Stitches in spine.
Tearing, pressing ; burning and tension in back.
Pressure in back, as if bones would be pressed asunder, with heaviness, numbness, vibration and warmth, disappearing after expulsion of wind.
Squeezing in back with efforts to stool.

Great soreness and pain through entire back from sacrum to shoulders, greatly increased whenever patient performed any labor. θ Fistula in ano.
In back as if beaten, disabled and stiff.
Backache, worse while sitting or lying, mostly in morning, when awaking.
Sticking pain, or sticking with pressure frequently recurring, and long continued in one or other lumbar region, at times in kidneys, at others a little above and below, extending outward and forward inside of abdomen, or region of hip, or dorsal spine, or small of back, into region of bladder or groin, or from kidneys straight into abdomen, with numbness and lameness, as if bruised.
Painful pressure and tension in lumbar and renal region, sometimes with sensation of numbness, puffiness, warmth, stiffness and lameness, extending at times into lower limbs.

Tearing pain in posterior portion of iliac crest, usually only to one side, extending downward into gluteal muscles, or into bones.
Deep-seated, sensitive sticking pain in ilium of one or other side, an inch to an inch and a half from spine, extending obliquely inward towards sacrum.
If she stooped, lower part of back felt stiff, it was with difficulty she could stand up ; tearing when sitting, < when standing ; > in afternoon.
A feeling of warmth in lower part of back, and in small of back, as if lumbar region was asleep, extending down into sacrum, hips, and posterior portion of thighs.
Pressive-tensive, or pressing sensation in sacrum ; deep, internal when severe, with a feeling as if bones would be forced asunder ; < when sitting and lying.
Violent pain in sacrum.
θ Hemorrhoids.
Constant pulsating stitches in sacrum.
Bruised pain, with stiffness in small of back ; rises from a seat with difficulty.
Numbness in small of back.
Pain in small of back ; < when sitting and lying in morning, when awaking. θ During menstruation.


Sudden stitch darting from side of neck into upper arm.
Tearing in shoulder.
Vehement, intense pains on point and outside of shoulder blade, towards shoulder joint, and extending to elbow ; with a sensation as if beaten.
In shoulder joint pains as if from straining ; in motion, increased by pressing upon.
Stretching, tearing, stinging, throbbing pains in shoulders.
Sensation of heaviness in axilla.
Itching, smarting and burning in axilla.
Gurgling feeling in shoulder, with sensation as of something alive in joint, especially about midnight.
A rheumatic, paralytic-like pain in right shoulder, and some stitches over left eye.
In upper arm drawing, stinging, tearing on an isolated spot.
Sudden stitches, jerking, tearing into bones of upper arm.
Violent pain in sinew of biceps, after lifting something, extended upward and downward, when moving arm.
Throbbing in arm.
Stitches in left upper arm.
Arms pain as if bruised ; feel weak and lame.
Gurgling feeling in muscles of right upper arm.
Heaviness and lameness of arms.
Pressure and heaviness in arm, which sinks down.
Numbness and disabledness on external side of arm ; increased when arm hangs down.
Cold arms.
Soreness, with burning and painfulness to touch of skin about arms when sitting.
Blotches like nettlerash on upper arm, scaling off.
Lymphatic swelling in flexors of arm, with petechia-like spots, and burning.
Dingy red marbled spots on arms, with bruised pain.
Pimple on point of each elbow, much inflamed after rubbing.
In elbow joint drawing, tension, tearing, stinging or burning.
Tearing from elbow joint into ulna and hand, with heaviness and infirmity.
Petechia, small and red, with white spots on forearm and backs of hands.
Pressing pains in inner side of forearm.
Lymphatic swelling of flexors of left forearm, with spots like petechia.
Tearing along radius.
Stitches along ulna.
Pressure in wrist, as if after spraining or straining.
In back of hand a pressing shooting, with vibration and sensation of heaviness.
Burning pains in hands increased by friction.
Pain in wrist after exertion with hand.
Sensation as if drops of cold water were sprinkled on back of hand on going into open air.
Tearing along metacarpal bones.
Tearing, violent stitches towards metacarpus.
Tearing on back of fingers, chiefly in joints, frequently with stiffness, heaviness and swelling of joints ; < by moving and touching.
Burning stitches in fingers.
Vibrating pain in fingers.
Stitches extending to points of fingers.
Tearing in points of fingers.
Redness of points and backs on fingers, with itching ; after chilblains.
Pain under nails, with tenderness to touch.
Small warts on balls of hand and on middle finger.
Small, flat, semitransparent pimples, or rudimentary warts on fingers.


Pain in hips. θ Kidney disease.
Drawing-stretching pain in thigh, as if it was too short.
Tearing-shooting pains in thighs.
Throbbing in thigh.
Stitches from outside inward in thighs.
Stitches at intervals in sitting or while walking, either through, across thighs, or from hip down to foot.
A peculiar, spongy sensation, as if feeling was lost in left thigh, from hip to knee ; cupping brought no blood ; has to limp in walking on account of pain in left thigh.
Sensation of icy coldness on small spots on thigh.
Burning in thigh, mostly before catamenia.
Touch is painful even through her dress, with burning of thigh.
Pain in thighs, < from changes of weather, mostly before heavy wind.
Varices, from groins down thighs.
Spasm in knee, extending to calf and thigh, when firmly leaning upon.
Spasm, with vibration and heaviness in knee.
Burning, stinging, tearing, pressing, < by stretching leg.
Stinging in joint of knee, particularly on inner side, when walking.
Tension in bend of knee, as if tendons were too short.
Tired, bruised and lame feeling in knee.
Sensation in knees as if palsied, weary and beaten, after walking, and when arising from seat.
Left knee twice size of the other, very stiff, sore and painful.
θ Rheumatism.
Swollen veins in bend of knee.
Tearing, stinging, spasm and tension in calf of leg, during and after motion, attended with vibration, heaviness, stiffness and numbness.
Cramp in calf of leg.
Tearing pain in tibia.
Tearing and stinging in shin and tendo-achillis.
In shin bone straining pressure, with vibration.
Lower limbs pain as if beaten, with heaviness ; can scarcely rise from seat.
Twitching, as from something alive in legs.
Wasting of lower limbs.
Sensation as if sprained in muscles and bones of lower limbs.
Itching and swelling of legs, preceded by chill and heat.
Great swelling, pain and stiffness, could not raise foot high enough to walk on rough ground, would catch his toe and fall. θ Rheumatism of knee.
Pain when raising foot, preventing flexion.
Above external ankle a violent pain in bones and sinews when touched.
In ankle joint tearing upward and downward.
Pressure in inner ankle and tearing towards heel.
Tearing in ankles, particularly the left.
Sensation of coldness on ankle joint.
Rending and pricking on forepart of ankle joint.
In external ankles tearing and shooting, extending to little toe and preventing motion.
Lymphatic swelling of tendo-achillis of left leg, with an ugly red spot.
Lymphatic swelling of tendo-achillis and heels ; often tension, drawing, rending, during or after standing or walking ; stitches in walking or sitting, pain as if over-strained.
Swelling burns, itches, skin peels off ; pain when lifting foot ; heavy and sore when stretching.
In heels tearing and stinging, deep into bone, when walking and stepping.
Heels pain as if ulcerated, when standing.
Pain when stretching foot.
Tingling in foot, as if after freezing.
Sudden stitches in feet, causing hobbling.
Stitches from inside outward in feet, when traveling in a carriage.
Vehement stinging when stepping on foot, terminating in numbness.
Violent stitches from outward, or from below upward in foot.
Piercing, burning, or pricking pain in foot.
Tearing, attended with stitches and burning in foot.
Rending upward and drawing forward in foot.
Stitches, burning, itching, smarting, pain and cold feeling in feet, like as if frozen.
Soreness, burning, pricking and itching on foot.
Itching and burning stitches in foot.
Pain, like a festering under skin of feet, after long standing.
Pains, with swelling of sinews in foot.
Rending, burning and itching on dorsum of left foot ; < by scratching.
Stitches between metatarsal bones, like from a nail, when standing.
Pain in metatarsus, as if sprained and swollen.
Sinews of sole of foot as if contracted.
Rending, crawling and sensation of warmth in sole of foot.
Tearing in balls of feet, with pain when stepping on them.
Stitches extending to big toe.
Stitches in ball of big toe ; in joints of toes.
At every step stinging in big toe.
In tip of big toe a pain, as from a blow.
Single jerks in toes, particularly in joints.
On back of foot rending in all directions, terminating in points of toes.
Stitches in points of toes, chiefly outward.
Burning-crawling, itching, vibration and sensation of warmth in toes.
Burning, pricking or soreness in toes, with redness, as after slight freezing ; tight shoes are intolerable.
Violent pain, as if toe would suppurate.


Tearing, stitching, or throbbing and tearing in limbs.

Berberis vulgaris Modalities- REST, POSITION, MOTION.

Bending over : compelled by cutting contraction in chest to abdomen ; pain in hepatic region better.
Sitting : anxiety ; anus very sensitive ; pain in renal region <; pain in left spermatic cord ; vulvar itching and burning <; backache <; skin of arms painful to touch <; stitches in thighs ; stitches in tendo-achillis and heels.
Rising from a seat : sensation in knees as if palsied.
Standing : anxiety ; pain in groins <; pain in renal region >; pain left spermatic cord ; painful swelling of tendo-achillis and heels ; stitches between metatarsal bones.
Lying : pain in renal region <; vulvar burning and itching >; backache <; crawls.
Arm hanging down : numbness worse.
Raising arm : obstruction in breathing.
Raising foot : pain preventing flexion.
Exertion : heat in head ; pain in wrist ; uterine symptoms at first <, then >; inclination to sweat.
Walking : pain between anterior superior spine of ileum and umbilicus <; pains in groins <; vulvar itching and burning <; pain in vagina <; stitches in thighs ; stinging in knee joint ; painful swelling of tendo-achillis and heels ; great weakness.
Ascending : shortness of breath.
Motion : anxiety ; headache <; pain in epigastrium <; pain in right inguinal region <; pain in bladder ; urinary difficulties <; pain in genitals <; pain in finger joints ; eye symptoms <; pain in calf.
Stooping or rising : vertigo ; heaviness in head ; headache <; pains in renal region worse.


General relaxation, not inclined to do anything.
Great weakness, like fainting, while walking and after a walk, with perspiration and heat on upper part of body ; cold, pale, sunken face and oppression of breathing.
Lamed all over with warm feeling in lower part of back and sacrum.
Fainty feeling, with weakness and giddiness.
Faintness, with giddiness or agitation of blood, perspiration and heat of upper half of body, coldness and sallowness of face, and oppression on chest.
Lassitude, disability and soreness, increased by pressure ; frequently connected with stiffness, heaviness, vibration, numbness and torpor, also with a sensation as if swollen.
Exhaustion to cause trembling and knocking together of knees.


Gaping and eructation.
Great sleepiness during day and after dinner.
Sleepiness by day ; feels tired, must lie down.
Sleepiness early in evening.
When going to bed, fainty.
When lying down, crawls.
In bed, anxious feeling.
Slumber with phantasma.
Anxious dreams.
Restless, dreamful sleep, with frequent waking and congestion of blood to head.
During night awakened by violent thirst, profuse sweat, or itching-burning stitches.
Getting awake at night, with excitement, congestion and tension in head.
Difficult awaking in morning, succeeded by pains in head and back, exhaustion and want of recollection.
Sleep unrefreshing.
Mind and body relaxed after sleep.
Frequent eructations, alternating with yawning.

Berberis vulgaris TIME Modalities

Morning : headache <; sticky, dry eyelids ; catarrh more copious ; empyreumatic smell and taste ; mouth and fauces dry, sticky and viscid ; scratching in throat ; nausea ; tearing pain in kidneys ; burning pain in bladder ; violent urging after urinating ; backache <; difficulty in getting awake ; chill, with cold feet.
At 11 A. M. : coldness of body ; heat of face.
Morning until afternoon ; alternating chilliness and heat.
During day : great sleepiness.
Afternoon ; heat in head ; heat extends over face ; backache >; heat.
Twilight : terrifying apparitions ; objects appear twice as large as natural.
Evening : itching on scalp and face ; eyelid covered with vesicles, oozing fluid ; shooting behind ear <; increased appetite ; sleepiness early ; chill succeeded by heat and anxiety ; sweat.
Night : oppressed respiration, with coryza <; belching and soreness after eating solids ; awakened by violent thirst, profuse sweat or burning stitches ; awakens with excitement ; sweat ; heat.
Midnight : gurgling feeling in shoulder, with sensation a of something alive in joint.


Air : teeth sensitive.
Open air : headache > : sensation as if cold drops were spurted into face ; sensation as if drops of cold water were sprinkled on back of hand.
Out-doors : eye symptoms worse.
Change of weather, mostly before heavy wind : pain in thighs.


Sensation of coldness on isolated spots, as if from cold metal, cold substances, or as if cold drops were sprinkled.
Running cold, and crawls in skin.
With chill pressure and dulness of head.
Chill before dinner, with icy cold feet ; dry, viscous mouth, without thirst.
Suffering parts chilly, in region of kidneys ; accompanied by gooseflesh.
Chilliness in region of stomach, ceasing after thirst.
Heat in face, extending over whole body, which is cool, without thirst.
Chill as if in bones, with warmth of skin.
Chills in back and backs of arms, as from cold water, evening before going to bed, afterwards warm.
Chills in back, extending to hips, as if produced by an icy cold wet handkerchief, in twenty minutes succeeded by warmth ; after a second attack swelling of tendo-achillis.
Shaking chills succeeded by heat.
Chill followed by heat with or without thirst.
Chill from face and arms to back and breast, succeeded by heat, with anxiety and oppression of chest, especially forenoon and evening.
Short crawl and shudder from up down through back and chest, followed by heat.
Chill in forenoon with cold feet, heat in afternoon and sweating evening or night.
Coldness of body, with heat of face, commencing at 11 A. M. ; heat and inclination to sweat at night.
Chill either on back or on arms and legs, followed by burning heat, increasing in night.
Cold feeling in eye, like from a cool wind, with lachrymation when closing eyes.
Chilliness, with hot face, followed by heat with perspiration ; or burning heat in afternoon, increasing during night.
In morning, chilliness with cold feet, pressing headache as if a catarrh would arise, heat in head ; in afternoon, general warmth and inclination to perspire.
Transient sensation of warmth at different places.
Fever heat in afternoon.
Heat in hands and head in afternoon.
With heat, anxiety, oppression of chest, shooting in head, thirst and often sore throat.
Inclination to sweat with least exercise.
Typhoid and putrid fevers.
** Ague with enlargement of spleen or pains in region of spleen.


Right : cold sensation in temple ; stitching behind ear ; dark red, painful spot on cheek ; pain at point between anterior superior spine of ileum and umbilicus to hypochondrium ; pain and varicose veins in inguinal region ; pain in kidney ; pain from scapula to shoulder joint ; paralytic pain in shoulder ; gurgling feeling in muscles of upper arm.
Left : tearing in eye ; red spot on eyelid ; chronic catarrh of nostril ; pains in Highmorian cavity of side ; tearing in upper molar ; pain in tonsil ; pressure in hypochondrium ; shooting in side of epigastrium ; pain in perineum extends deep into side of pelvis ; cutting pain in kidney ; pain side of bladder ; pressure behind nipple ; stitch side of female urethra ; swelling spermatic cord ; rasping burning side of penis ; soreness side of scrotum ; tearing through whole side of body ; violent sticking side of abdomen ; pain in side of vagina ; tearing in side of throat ; pressure behind nipple ; stitches in side of chest ; paralytic pain in eye ; stitches in upper arm ; pain and spongy sensation as if feeling was lost in thigh ; tearing in ankles ; itching on dorsum of foot.
Above downward : pain in spermatic cord, pain in colon ; pain in abdomen ; pain in chest ; pain in cardiac region ; pain in shoulders ; pain in elbows ; stitches in hips.
Below upward : tearing in throat ; tearing between shoulders ; pain in sacrum ; stitches in foot.
Behind forward : stitching between shoulders.
Within outward : pressure in forehead ; stitch in left side female urethra ; stitches in vagina ; pain in left side near navel ; pain in cardiac region.
Without inward : stitches in lumbar region ; stitches in thighs ; stitches in foot.

Berberis vulgaris SENSATIONS.

As if brain would fall forward ; as if head was becoming larger ; as if a cap covered head and face ; as of sand in eyes ; as of a foreign body in internal canthus ; as if a nail was thrust through membrana tympani, or like sting of an insect ; as if cold drops were spurted into face and on back of hand ; as if teeth were too long or too large ; as if gums were torn ; as from an awn in throat (stitching) ; as of a plug inside of throat ; as of sand in throat ; as of a husk sticking in left tonsil ; as if something was torn loose in left hypochondrium ; as if one had just been to stool, in anus ; as if a nail was sticking in lumbar region ; as if lumbar region was asleep ; as if bones of back would be pressed asunder ; as of something alive in shoulder joint ; in legs ; as if thigh was too short ; as if feeling was lost in thigh.
Lancinating : in region of kidneys ; in vagina ; from lower dorsal vertebra through chest.
Darting : in head.
Stabbing : in region of liver.
Stitches : above forehead and temples ; in forehead ; over l. eye ; from eyes to forehead ; in scalp and face ; in cheek and jaw bones ; in teeth ; in region of liver ; in skin of abdomen ; in rectum ; in perineum ; from kidneys to bladder and urethra ; in urethra ; in thighs ; in spermatic cord ; in female parts during coition ; in vagina ; between shoulders ; through chest ; in and around clavicle ; about heart ; in muscles of chest ; from neck into arm ; between shoulders ; from back through breast ; in spine ; in sacrum ; into bones of upper arm ; in left upper arm ; along ulna ; towards metacarpus ; to points of fingers ; in thighs ; in tendo-achillis ; in feet ; between metatarsal bones ; to big toe ; in ball of big toe.
Burning stitches : in loins and kidneys ; in foot ; in fingers.
Piercing : in ear ; in hollow tooth ; in foot.
Sticking : in lumbar region ; in female urethra ; in left side of abdomen ; in chest ; in back ; in ilium.
Sticking-digging : in region of kidneys.
Sticking-pressing : in lumbar region.
Pricking : on edge of hair ; in point of nose ; on forepart of ankle joint ; in toes ; in foot.
Stinging : in facial bones ; in stomach ; in left hypochondrium ; in abdominal muscles ; in inguinal region ; in anus ; in leg ; in knee joint ; in calf of leg ; in shin and tendo-achillis ; in testicles ; in penis and glans ; about heart ; in shoulders ; in upper arm ; in elbow joint ; in heels ; in feet ; in big toe.
Shooting : in head ; in eyes ; from knee to eye ; through eyes into brain ; from temples to eyes ; behind right ear ; in region of gall-bladder ; in epigastrium ; in lumbar and renal region ; in orifice of urethra ; in thigh ; in chest ; in region of heart.
Shooting-stinging : from perineum into female parts.
Rending : on forepart of ankle joint ; in tendo-achillis on dorsum of left foot ; in sole of foot ; in temples and occiput ; in orbits ; in facial bones.
Cutting : in inguinal region ; from left kidney into bladder, urethra and penis ; in bladder ; in testicles ; in female parts during coition ; in chest.
Tearing : in forehead and orbits ; in temples ; in left eye ; in lids ; in ears ; in cheek and jaw bones ; in left upper molar ; in left hypochondrium ; in abdominal muscles ; in skin of abdomen ; around anus ; in region of kidneys ; in right kidney ; in thigh ; in leg ; in calf of leg ; in tibia ; in tendo-achillis ; in throat ; in chest ; in and between scapula ; in spine ; in back ; in shoulders ; in upper arm ; in iliac crest ; into bones of upper arm ; in elbow joint ; from elbow into ulna and hand ; along radius ; along metacarpal bones ; on back of fingers ; in points of fingers ; in ankle joint ; in external ankles to little toe ; in heels ; in foot ; in balls of feet.
Tearing-shooting : in thighs.
Tearing-pulsating : in region of kidneys.
Tearing-sticking : in loins and kidneys.
Pressure : in forehead ; in temples ; in sinciput ; in eyes ; in ears ; in stomach ; in region of liver ; in region of gall-bladder ; in left hypochondrium ; in groins ; in perineum ; in anus ; in lumbar and renal region ; in leg ; in spermatic cord ; in testicles ; behind left nipple ; in muscles of chest ; in back ; in sacrum ; in anus ; in inner side of forearm ; in wrist ; in ankle.
Pressing-shooting : in back of hand.
Drawing : in ears ; in left hypochondrium ; in spermatic cord ; in shoulders ; in upper arm ; in elbow joint ; in tendo-achillis.
Dragging-sticking : in cardiac region.
Drawing-sticking : in bladder.
Drawing-tearing : in left hypochondrium.
Drawing-stretching : in thigh.
Jerking : in left hypochondrium into bones of upper arm ; in toes.
Gnawing : on scalp and face ; in teeth.
Pinching : in liver.
Digging-tearing : in region of kidneys.
Biting : on scalp and face ; in eyes.
Burning : on scalp and face ; along edge of hair ; in eyes ; of conjunctiva ; of lids ; of face ; on cheeks ; in lips ; in throat ; in stomach ; in left hypochondrium ; in skin of abdomen ; in descending colon ; in rectum ; in anus ; hemorrhoids ; in region of kidneys ; in urethra ; in bladder ; in orifice of urethra ; in thigh ; in leg ; in spermatic cord ; in testicles ; of glans and prepuce ; in female urethra ; in vagina ; in skin of chest ; in back ; in axilla ; of skin about arms ; in elbow joint ; in hands ; in foot ; on dorsum of left foot ; in toes.
Smarting : on lids ; in canthi ; in nose ; in anus ; on chest ; in axilla ; in foot.
Corrosive feeling : in skin of chest.
Rawness : in chest.
Soreness : in anus ; in region of kidneys ; in left side of scrotum ; through entire back ; about skin of arms ; in toes ; in foot.
Aching : in bladder.
Sharp pain : in right kidney.
Gurgling : in shoulder ; in muscles of right upper arm.
Colic-like pains : about navel.
Bearing down : in anus and sacrum.
Tensive pain : in temples and forehead ; in region of loins and kidneys ; in bladder ; in muscles of chest.
Scraping : in teeth ; in throat.
Scratching : in throat.
Rasping : in anus ; in glans and prepuce ; in vagina.
Contracted feeling : in sole of foot.
Contraction : in left abdomen ; in splenic region ; in sides of abdomen ; in region of bladder ; of scrotum ; in chest ; in region of heart.
Constriction : in rectum ; pain in bladder ; in testicles.
Cramp : in calf of leg.
Crampy pain : in bladder.
Rheumatic pain : in right shoulder.
Bursting : headache.
Stretching pain : in shoulders.
Straining : headache ; in lumbar and renal region ; in sexual organs during ejaculation ; in spermatic cord ; in testicles ; shoulder joint pains as from straining.
Straining-pressure : in shin bone.
Sprained feeling : in wrist ; in muscles and bones of lower limbs ; in metatarsus.
Bruised feeling : in lumbar and renal region ; in knee ; from right scapula to shoulder joint ; in small of back ; in arms.
Beaten feeling : in back ; in shoulder blade, joint, and elbow ; in lower limbs ; in tip of big toe.
Crushed feeling : in region of loins and kidneys.
Squeezing : in facial bones ; in inguinal region ; about heart ; in back.
Ulcerative pain : in heels ; under skin of feet ; in toes.
Heaviness : in head ; in calf of leg ; in back ; in axilla ; of arms ; in back of hand ; in lower limbs.
Fulness : in head ; in anus.
Throbbing : in ears ; in anus ; in thigh ; in muscles of chest ; pains in shoulders ; in arm.
Tension : in skin of head and face ; in groins ; in bend of knee ; in calf of leg ; in neck ; in back ; in elbow joint ; in tendo-achillis.
Puffy sensation : in head.
Stiffness : in throat ; in back ; in calf of leg ; in neck.
Tingling : in foot.
Whirling : in stomach and abdomen.
Crawling : in nose ; in lips ; in anus ; in testicles ; in sole of foot ; in toes.
Formication : in upper lip ; around mouth and chin.
Vibration : in calf of leg ; in back ; in back of hand ; in fingers, painful ; in toes.
Numbness : in lumbar region ;
in calf of leg ; in prepuce and glans ; in back ; in sacrum, hips and thighs ; on external side of arm ; in feet.
Paralyzed feeling : in region of kidneys ; in knees ; painful in right shoulder ; in arms.
Heat : in head ; of ears ; in face ; in back ; in sole of foot ; in toes.
Warmth : in back.
Lame feeling : all over.
Coldness : in right temple ; in eyes ; of ears ; in stomach ; on small spots of thigh ; in testicles ; of prepuce and glans ; of scrotum ; on ankle joint ; in feet.
Itching : on scalp and face ; in eyes ; of lids ; in canthi ; in eyebrows ; in nose ; on cheeks ; in lips ; in region of inguinal glands ; in anus ; hemorrhoids ; on scrotum ; in vagina ; on chest ; in axilla ; of legs ; in feet ; on dorsum of left foot ; in toes ; in fingers.
Dryness : of eyes ; in internal canthus ; of lips ; in throat.


In muscles : tension, shooting, tearing, pulsating, gurgling ; sensation as of something alive.
Rheumatic and gouty complaints, with diseases of urinary organs.
Muscular rheumatism in chest, lumbar region, and upper and lower limbs.
Hepatic, arthritic, and rheumatic affections, particularly with urinary, hemorrhoidal or menstrual complaints.
Distension of joints.
Bone pains.
Scraping upon bones.
Cold feeling at bones.
Varicose veins on many places.
Swollen varices.
Lymphatic swellings.
Acts most on eyes, liver, anus, kidneys, uterus and skin.
Disorders of uropoetic viscera.


Touch : pimples painful ; tongue smarts ; teeth sensitive ; pain in epigastrium <; pain in inguinal glands <; pain in anus ; skin of arms painful ; tearing in finger joints ; nails sensitive ; pains in thighs <; violent pain above external ankle.
Friction : burning pains in hands <; rasping and pricking in skin worse.
Pressure : pain in liver <; pain in renal region <; pain in vesical region ; pain in shoulder joint.
Lifting : tearing between shoulders to occiput worse.
Jar of riding or jumping : pain in renal region worse.
Riding in carriage causes pain in foot.
After riding : faintness.
Scratching : itching on dorsum of left foot <; itching of scalp changes place.
Closing eyes : cold feeling as from cool wind, with lachrymation.
Berberis vulgaris has – After riding much pain and great sense of weakness and trembling in region of kidneys, taking a long time to get over, sometimes days. θ Rheumatism of knees.


Jaundice, with pale, tough feces ; or with profuse, acrid, watery diarrhoea.
Old yellow spots around navel peeling off.
In skin much itching, biting, pricking and burning, with minute stitches, sometimes with increased sensation of warmth and with eruption.
Rasping and pricking in skin, increased by friction, and frequently succeeded by a red spot.
Burning, smarting, stitching or corrosive itching, which provokes scratching, though it soon returns at same or some other place.
Red spot on left eyelid, feels like a mosquito-bite, but swelling nearly closes eye ; next day other spots on face, behind ear, on neck ; third day on chin and nose, with itching and burning : in evening covered with small vesicles, oozing watery fluid.
Red marbled spots ; with corrosive or bruised pain ; like petechia, with itching and burning.
Specks resembling nettlerash and patches on shoulders, arms and hands.
Efflorescence, especially on border of hairy part of head, on upper part of trunk and extremities.
Pimples, usually isolated, sometimes in groups.
Single, red pimples burning, itching, leaving brown liver spots.
Red pustules, with burning, itching and stitching ; sensitive to pressure ; changing into brown spots.
Furuncles. θ Fistula in ano.
Herpes around anus.
Itching or pressure in region of inguinal glands, with pain from touch as if they would swell.
Tumor behind ear, size of a hazelnut.
Clusters of red pimples, with red areola and small tips, containing pus ; changing to brown spots.


Especially suited where renal or vesical symptoms are prominent.
Bilious diathesis.
Male, at. 34 ; for years indigestion from chronic gastritis, reduced in weight, pale, discouraged ; after improvement by Lycop. ; rheumatism of knee.
An old woman, at. 70 ; heartburn of thirty years standing.

Berberis vulgaris RELATIONS.

Antidotes to Berberis : Camphor., Bellad. (cerebral and febrile symptoms).
Berberis antidotes : Acon.
Compare : Aloes, Ant. tart., Arsen., Calcarea ostr., Calcarea phosph., Carb. veg., Chamom., Cinchon., Lycop., Natr. mur., Nitr. ac., Nux vomica, Pulsat., Rheum.
Lycop., an occasional dose, aided Berber. in curing rheumatism of knee.
Useful after Arnic., Bryon., Kali bichr., Rhus tox. and Sulphur in rheumatism.

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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