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


Abrotanum [Abrot]

Chronic arthritis. Gouty deposits about fingers-joints, during cold, stormy weather, painful, sore and hot at that time; metastasis to heart; piercing pain in heart; high fever; emaciation, though appetite is good. Painful and inflamed wrist and ankle-joints, stiff, with pricking sensation; ailments after suppressed gout.

Actea-spicata [Act-sp]

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; swelling of joints after slight fatigue; pain as from paralytic weakness of hands; great stiffness of joints after rest; small joints swell after walking; legs weak after change of temperature; fingers numb, cold, discolored; exertion causes cold sweat.

Ammonium-caust [Am-caust]

Joints stiff and enlarged b y calcareous matter (Causticum, Graphites, Guaiac., Sepia, Thuja).

Ammonium-phos [Am-p]

Urates of soda; chronic nodes and concretions in the joints.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Especially when the stomach is involved; tongue white, bowels costive, vomiting and retching.

Apis-mel [Apis]

Acute arthritis, where the affected parts show an erysipelatous redness or shining whiteness and are swollen; oedema of affected parts; great tenderness to touch.(>) BY COLD WATER; podagra.

Apocynum-andr [Apoc-a]

Simultaneous affection of several joints.

Arnica [Arn]

Inflamed joint shining, red and hard, CONSTANT FEAR OF BEING TOUCHED; pains unbearable during night; bed feels too hard; sensation as if the foot were compressed by a hard body (Arnica, stitching pains; Sabin., burning pains).

Belladonna [Bell]

Erysipelatous redness and swelling of joints, with burning, lancinating pains, (<) at night.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Tearing in joints with nearly clear urine; old nodes become painful, and as the pains abate palpitation sets in, ceasing only when pains increase; gout going from left to right of or commencing in right great toe; urine of offensive odor, depositing a reddish cloudy sediment. CHRONIC RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, wandering pains (Puls).

Berberis-vulg [Berb]

Tearing, burning, stinging pains; patient subject to formation of biliary or renal calculi; darting, sharp pains radiate from the kidneys, usually downward and along the ureters; urine cloudy, grayish, depositing sediment; fistula in ano.

Bryonia [Bry]

Joint swollen, tense, not very red, (<) by motion or touch; deathly sickness when raising the head; tongue white down the centre; patient unbearably cross.

Causticum [Caust]

Nodes; joints stiff; toes or fingers contracted; pains relieved by warmth of bed.

China [Chin]

Dull, contusive pains in joints, (<) from external pressure and from motion, especially during the evening and at night, accompanied by sensation of weakness and numbness; paleness of face; bloated abdomen; anorexia alternating with bulimy; flatulency; haemorrhoids; intermittent character; asthma, palpitations, cold feet; brickdust sediment in urine.

Colchicum [Colch]

GOUT ATTACKING MANY JOINTS; shifting from one to another, with burning and tearing pains, from any external impressions, noise, odor, touch or bright light, The joints becomes inflamed, dark red, hot and intensely painful, patient nearly beside himself with agony; oedema and coldness of legs and feet, with weariness, heaviness and inability to move; urine acid, dark and scanty; even the smell of food nauseates; frequent, ineffectual inclination to sneeze on waking in the morning; uric acid diathesis; GOUT IN PERSONS OF VIGOROUS CONSTITUTION.

Digitalis [Dig]

Shining, white swelling of the joints, not very sensitive to pressure; number of joints attacked at once; almost complete suspension of urinary secretion; chronic cases, gradually increasing in intensity.

Gnaphalium [Gnaph]

Gouty pains in big toes; sciatic.

Graphites [Graph]

Tearing in toes, awakens at night and springs out of bed suffocating, relieved by eating; gastralgia; arthritic nodosities on fingers; swelling of toes balls of toes; coldness of dorsum of feet; red nose; bloated features; skin rough, herpetic.

Guaiacum [Guai]

Arthritic lancinations and contraction of limbs; (<) by slightest motion and accompanied by heat on affected parts. Gouty inflammation and abscess of the knee; IMMOVABLE STIFFNESS OF THE CONTRACTED PARTS; pinching in abdomen from incarcerated flatulence; pyrosis; constipation.

Iodum [Iod]

Inveterate nocturnal pains, but not much swelling of the joints; coldness of hands and feet.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

GOUTY PAINS, ESPECIALLY OF FINGERS, ALTERNATE WITH GASTRIC AILMENTS; periodical wandering pains, shooting, pricking; stiff all over, (<) mornings; audible cracking in joints on slight motion in the wrists or ankles; lumbago ischias, periostitis.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Tearing pains in small articulations and big toe, which make him irritable; migraine with nausea; anorexia bulimy; flatulence; haemorrhoids; urine red, smarting, with brickdust sediment. It prevents relapses.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

Chronic arthritis with considerable spurious anchylosis; periosteum affected, (<) at night, preventing sleep, limbs contracted.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Pains shifting from one joint to another, leaving the first without pain.

Ledum [Led]

Low, asthenic cases (maltreated by large doses of Colch); lancinating, tearing pains; (<) by motion than by touch and at midnight, when joints feel so hot that he throws off all covering; OEDEMATOUS SWELLING OF JOINT, WHICH MAY FEEL COLD TO THE TOUCH; affects chiefly left shoulder and right hip-joint, habitual gout in the articulations of hands and feet; ball of great toe swollen and painful; soles very sensitive; tendons

stiff; gouty nodosities in joints; fine tearing pains in toes; face bloated; pimples on forehead, after abuse of alcoholic drinks.

Lithium-carb [Lith-c]

Gout in knees, sides of feet and soles; ankle-joints pain on walking; profuse urine, with uric acid deposit; painful urination; pain in heart before and at time of urinating; valvular deficiencies; (<) from mental agitation, which causes a fluttering and trembling of heart, general puffiness of body and limbs; increase of bulk and weight; clumsiness in walking at night and weariness in standing; swelling, tenderness, sometimes redness of lasts joints of fingers; intense itching of feet and hands at night from no apparent cause; urine acid deposits in urine.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Tophi; nocturnal pains, (<) by heat; muscular contractions; gravel; haematuria; drawing, tearing in the limbs at night and on alternate days; (<) at rest; muscles and joints rigid, painful, with numbness; finger joints inflamed; also with arthritic nodes, swelling of the dorsa of the feet;(>) in warmth (Ledum (<)); sour eructations; frequent belching without relief; pressure in scrobiculum; fulness in stomach and bowels; tension in liver; abdominal and renal colic; constipation; lithic acid deposit in urine, must rise often at night to pass urine.

Manganum [Mang]

Arthritis vaga, shifting from one joint to another or crosswise, with shining redness and swelling of the joints; burning spots about joints, (<) from touch or motion; at night causing the patient to moan and to groan. Toe or other joint dark red in spots; tendo Achillis shortened; chronic arthritis with anemia.

Menyanthes [Meny]

Painful spasmodic jerking of lower extremities in gouty persons, with calcareous deposits in joints.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Big toe red, with tearing and stinging on walking or standing; tarsal joints feel bruised; veins of feet distended; cracking of joints which feel stiff on moving them; lame; bruised sensation in small of back as if a portion of the spine were taken out; urine muddy and red; skin tawny. unhealthy looking, (<) at the seaside and in cold weather;. in warm weather; constant sensation of chilliness.

Nux-vom [Nux-v]

Awakes towards morning with severe pain in great toe, in high livers who lead a sedentary life.

Rhododendron [Rhod]

Arthritic nodes; paralytic weakness of the limbs, aggravated in rough weather and rest; sensation in lower legs and feet as if asleep; periosteal affections.

Ruta [Ruta]

Pains in back or coccyx, as if bruised; pains in bones of feet, cannot step heavily on them; all parts of the body feel bruised on pressure; (<) in wet, cold weather.

Sabina [Sabin]

Red and shining swelling of the big toe, with excessive pains, aggravated by the least touch or slightest motion; heaviness of the affected limbs; fever worst in the evening; wandering pains, burning, affecting one joint after another, especially the big toe and hand; relieved by cool applications (Apis). She changes her position often to get some relief.

Sepia [Sep]

Anomalous or regular gut; urates in blood and deposited in or near the joints; pains in hepatic region, (>) by lying on affected side. (Magn. mur. (<)); bleeding, painful piles; after stool weakness and emptiness in abdomen.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Arthritic nodes from deposition of urates of soda; pain from the eyes to the teeth; eyes burn and feel dry despite profuse lachrymation; patient weak and exhausted from dissipation; face sallow. Chronic gout of men advanced in life, corpulent with feeble pulse, palpitations, dyspnoea on exertion; pains in smaller joints of hands and feet, with much swelling and hardness; SKIN AFFECTIONS ALTERNATING WITH PAINS IN JOINTS; weakness of knees; soles of feet tender.

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.