Angina pectoris


Homeopathy treatment for Angina pectoris from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Angina pectoris…


Aconite [Acon]

Intense anxiety, with fear of death; coldness, cold sweat; feeble pulse or full, strong and throbbing; intense pain in all directions; frequent change of position without relief, but no exhaustion (as in Arsenicum); suffocative constriction of chest, so distressing that he sweats from agony; flushed face; pain in cardiac region, going down left arm; general or local numbness and tingling, particularly in recent cases occurring in strong plethoric subjects.

Agaricus [Agar]

Angina pectoris, gastralgic form; constant feeling of a lump in epigastrium, with pain under sternum; drawing in region of diaphragm, with sharp pains in left side; faintness with an empty feeling; heaviness of stomach, sometimes alternating with a jerking sensation, as of some heavy object; constriction of chest.

Ambra [Ambr]

Oppression of chest, numb feeling in arms, palpitations (<) in open air, with sensation as if a lump were there, as if chest were stuffed up; beat of heart is felt like the tick of a watch.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Audible palpitation, with attacks of great anxiety; as if dying; cold sweat; involuntary flow of tears; unable to speak; loud, difficult breathing and trembling of hands, (<) after every exertion; great praecordial distress, followed by syncope; howling from pain, but unable to speak.

Amyl-nitrite [Aml-n]

Tumultuous action of the heart, with much dyspnoea, felt through carotids up to the ears; heat, throbbing and intense fulness in the head; face deeply flushed; irregular, rumbling sort of sound in the heart,(<) by motions and emotions; cannot endure warmth, opens doors and windows, even in cold weather; pulse slightly quickened.

Arnica [Arn]

Pain from liver up through left chest and down left arm; veins on hand swollen, purplish; sudden pain, as if heart was squeezed, or as if it got a shock; pain excessively violent, hardly bearable beating of heart more like a quivering; motion of heart first very rapid and then suddenly slow; faintness, feebleness; hurried, variable pulse and irregular rhythm of heart, horror of instant death; head hot, body cool;(>) from any exertion.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Sudden tightness about the heart; agonizing praecordial pain; pains into the neck and occiput; anxiety, oppression, difficult, breathing, fainting spells; least motion makes him lose his breath; sits bent forward or his head thrown back; (>) at night, especially from 1 to 5 in the morning; cannot bear cold air, wishes to be covered; pulse feeble, irregular, intermittent; paroxysms recurring regularly, especially in malarious districts.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Pressure in region of heart as if too full and expanded, pulse small; nervous palpitation from overexertion or suppression of discharges (in women); tremor of the heart while sitting; beating of heart and pulse small, quick and irregular.

Aurum [Aur]

ORGANIC AFFECTIONS OF THE HEART; hypochondriasis; great nervous weakness, with utter despair; feeling as though the heart ceased beating for a while, and then at once a hard thump is felt; (<) while reposing;(>) by moving, walking and on getting warm; suffocative fit, with constrictive oppression of the chest; falling down unconsciously, with blueness of the countenance; when walking the heart seems to shake as if it were loose; sometimes a single but violent beat of the heart; ascending a hill or stairs causes palpitation and dyspnoea; after fright or vexation palpitations, which he can feel and hear; pain in cardiac region extends down left arm and hand to fingers; red face, lips deep red; sensation as if the heart stool still.

Bryonia [Bry]

Attacks from mental excitement or fright; cutting pain in right chest above the sixth rib inside the base of nipple, extending down the left arm; the slightest motion brings on attacks; constant, dull pain in left arm to the fingers; sensation of great oppression, it seems as if something should expand but will not.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Nervous excitability; palpitation of heart in debilitated persons; feeling as though an iron band was around heart, preventing its motion (<) when lying on left side, when walking and at night, with great melancholy; suffocative constriction at throat, with full throbbing carotids; uncomfortable sensation at pit of stomach, as if falling; periodical fits of suffocation, with fainting, cold sweat on face and pulselessness.

Cannabis-sat [Cann-s]

Oppression of breathing from tensive, pressive pain in middle of sternum, which is also sore to the touch; obliged to breathe deeply; sensation of apprehension in throat, with dyspnoea and great agitation, must sit up most of the time, wheezing and mucous rales;; sleepiness.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Suffocative constriction of chest, morning in bed; burning in cardiac region; praecordial anguish as though he would die.

Chininum-ars [Chin-ar]

Angina pectoris, with dropsical symptoms, venous hyperaemia and cyanosis,

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Pain sharp and lancinating, from region of heart all over chest and down left arm and into the back; palpitation; unconsciousness; cerebral congestion; dyspnoea; face livid; cold sweat on hand, numbness of body; left arm numb and as if bound to the side.

Coca [Coca]

Angina pectoris while climbing; sudden attacks of cramps in chest; coldness; pulse rapid, weak, small; cannot ascend any farther; numbness of hands and feet; excessive lassitude, must rest.

Crot.-hor [Crot-h]

Sudden and great prostration of the vital forces; frequent fainting spells, with imperceptible pulse and inclination to vomit; sudden breathing with open mouth and distortion of the eyes outward.

Cuprum-acet [Cupr-acet]

Deathly feeling, with pain behind the ensiform cartilage; sudden attack of dyspnoea unto suffocation, with cold face, blue lips and coldness all over; SLOW PULSE; attacks when excited or during exertion.

Cuprum-ars [Cupr-ar]

Sense of weight on chest and difficulty of breathing; pulsation of heart moving wall of chest up and down; pain in chest and back aggravated by deep inspirations; pulse very feeble, faltering at wrist.

Digitalis [Dig]

Abnormal action of the heart; sense of oppression, with tendency of fainting; feeble or spasmodic pulse; oppression of the chest; pain extending to the head and left arm; mental anguish, with vertigo and fainting; heart’s action more vigorous than the pulse. In advanced cases, when the disease sets in suddenly, drawing, tensive, spasmodic pains in left chest and sternum, towards nape of neck and upper arm; indescribable deathly anguish when paroxysms come closer together during progress of disease; skin pale, cold.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Neuralgia pains in stomach; laborious breathing; sudden severe pain in middle of sternum; action of heart very feeble; pulseless; pulse intermitting every eight or ten minutes after the attack for two weeks; pains extending from chest to both arms and hands; cold, clammy sweat all over; unable to move.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Sudden hysterical spasms; nervous chills in very sensitive persons, yet skin is warm, wants to be held that she may not shake so; peculiar action of heart, as though it attempted to beat, which it failed fully t accomplish, intermitting pulse; feeling as though the heart would stop beating unless constantly on the move, with fear of impending death.

Glonoine [Glon]

Great anguish in praecordial region; sharp shacks and stitches in the heart, with pricking pains in arms and hands; labored action of heart, with oppression and frequent pulse, he feels the palpitations all over, even to the tip of fingers; sensation of weakness and trembling, even to fainting, (<) on stopping and lying on left side.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

SEQUELAE OF THE DISEASE; dyspnoea after attacks; dry nervous cough from evening all through night; pain in neck after attack; faintness and inability to recline after attack.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

Long fainting spells; heart disease, with violent palpitations; feeling of suffocation, with torturing pains in chest; irregular feeble beating of the heart (Where Arsenicum failed, and Ipecac. where both fail.)

Juglans-ciner [Jug-c]

Pain behind breast-bone when walking, especially after meals or when hurried or going up-hill; severe retrosternal pain, with suffocating pain in chest, especially when walking. so that he had to stand still.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Pressive pains in chest, with dyspnoea; strong palpitations, anguish, frequent interruptions of the bearing of the heart; crampy pains, as if heart were hanging by bands; pulse irregular, unequal, intermitting.

Kalmia [Kalm]

Angina pectoris in fatty degeneration of heart, pulse slow and feeble.

Lachesis [Lach]

Anxious pain with beating of the heart; frequent attacks of fainting daily, with nausea; difficult breathing, palpitation and cold sweat; choking, constricting or rising in throat, with organic disease of the heart; inability to lie down or to speak; very distressed after a short sleep.

Lactrodectus-mactans [Lat-m]

Angina pectoris vasomotoria; apnoea; violent praecordial anguish, with sense of impending dissolution; skin cold, pulse rapid and feeble; pains extend down to axilla and left arm and forearm to the fingers, with numbness of extremity; black vomit and stool with relief. (S.A.J.)

Lactuca-virosa [Lact]

Crampy stitching in left chest, extending to left scapula, and indescribable tightness of whole chest; great oppression of chest at night, waking him from sleep and obliging him to sit up with anxious suddenness; feels as if he would suffocate, and finds himself suddenly on his feet in the room; pulse slow, contracted and small.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Attacks of suffocation, with gasping for breath, and cyanosis when sitting up; stitches in praecordial region; violent pain in stomach, with loss of speech; eructations tasting of bitter almonds; coldness; cold, moist skin; convulsions of the muscles of face; nervous cough arising from cardiac affection.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Cramp and constriction in chest, cannot get breath; stitches beneath short ribs, extending to small of back and shoulders; sharp pain shooting into heart; sensation of stoppage of circulation at night, with fright and then perspiration; pulse quick, unsteady; cannot bear being covered.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Neuralgic constrictive pains in chest and throat; nervous spasmodic palpitation; dry, tickling cough without expectoration.

Moschus [Mosch]

Tightness of chest so that he is obliged to take a deeper breath than usual; sensation of trembling around heart, with constriction in whole chest, almost suffocation.

Naja-tripudians [Naja]

Sudden attack of fluttering at the heart, with rising in the throat, and headache; sudden agonizing pain in heart; unusual beating of heart, audible to patient; heat and uneasy aching, with oppression in heart; stitching pains in heart; inability to speak, with choking; pain not affected by inspiration; nervous chronic palpitations.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Haemorrhoidal tendency; constrictive pain in thorax, as if sternum were pressed inward; stitches in cardiac region, palpitations; especially at night in bed or towards morning, (<) from mental emotions, protracted study, after eating.

Oxalic-acid [Ox-ac]

Sharp darting in heart and left lung, extending down to epigastrium; jerking pains, like short stitches, confined to

small space, lasting only a few seconds; numbness and weakness in back and limbs; soreness, stitches in heart from behind forward and from above downward.

Petroleum [Petr]

Pressing pain, much (<) between the shoulder-blades; feeling as if there were a cold stone in the heart; feeble impulse of the heart with irregular and intermitting pulse; pulse accelerated by every motion, slow during rest.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Cardiac cough, sharp, rough, short and dry-expiration prevails; pressing pain under sternum, with feeling of tightness across chest; dyspnoea, with inability to exert himself; palpitation from every motion, (<) before a thunderstorm; suitable to rapidly growing youth.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Shocks of pain in cardiac region, shooting into right arm; heart’s action weak, with constipation; awakens with lameness near heart, (<) during expiration, cannot go to sleep again; pulse full, but soft.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Tendency to fainting; stitches in heart, with lameness and stiffness of whole body and limbs; chest and heart feel weak after a walk; violent beating of heart when sitting still.

Sambucus [Samb]

Spasmodic attacks of suffocation during night, with sibilant and accelerated respiration, fear and crying; occasional omission of heart beat.

Sepia [Sep]

Affections of heart, with violent, unequal intermittent palpitating and tremulous motion of heart; flushes of heat, with cold hands and feet.

Spigelia [Spig]

Abnormal action of heart, with pain, (<) when stretching himself out, when bending forward, lifting arms or from the least motion; (>) in stooping touching the stomach externally; severe stabbing stitches in the heart at every beat; pain rapidly passing around the body from left to right, inside, to the scrobiculus cordis; sudden severe pain in left chest so violent that it knocks her down; weak, irregular pulse; strong but slow pulse; spasmodic pain in stomach inducing vomiting of contents of stomach and mucus, but no bile.

Spongia [Spong]

Contracting pain in heart; heat, suffocation, faintness and anxious sweat; pressure across chest, as from a heavy weight, especially at aortic arch (aneurisma aortae); sudden awaking after midnight, with suffocation, great alarm and anxiety; (<) with the head lying low, at every attempt to lie down.

Tabacum [Tab]

Violent beating of heart and carotids; sudden praecordial anguish; violent palpitation lying on left side, passes away when turning to right; nocturnal attacks of tightness of chest, with palpitation and paroxysmal oppression; neuralgia up to the neck; pale face, cold extremities and clammy sweat; glowing heat in face, with redness frequently only on one side.

Tarentula [Tarent]

Palpitation, with panting respiration and prostrations; acceleration and suspension of movements of heart; trembling of heart as when frightened; suffocation, so that patient thinks he is going to die.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Periodical attacks of contractive, crampy pain in left chest, or cutting pains with excessive agony, arresting breathing and extending to shoulder; violent, visible, anxious palpitation, with fainting; cramps in limbs; cold and clammy skin.

Viburnum [Vib]

Sharp, shooting pain in left chest, felt as if the breath would leave her body; irregular breathing, weak and sighing; pulse weak, irregular, with great prostration and dizziness; dysmenorrhoea; severe after pains. (E.M.H.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.

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