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


Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Nervous cephalalgia; heaviness of head, with sense of drunkenness; confused, dull aching over frontal region and vertex; shooting through temples; headache from abuse of narcotics, tobacco, opium, coffee, alcohol or by chronic gastric irritation.

Aconite [Acon]

SUNSTROKE, especially from sleeping in the sun’s rays; burning headache, as if brain we re agitated by boiling water, fulness and heavy feeling as if everything would push out of forehead; CONGESTIVE HEADACHE, vision obscured, pressing and contracting pains in the upper part of forehead, face swollen, pale, (<) by light, noise, motion, (>) by lying quietly in a dark room, by nosebleed, by copious urination.

Aesculus-hip [Aesc]

Gastric and HAEMORRHOIDAL headaches; feeling as if a board were on the head, (<) rising from a seat; severe lancinating headache at the base of brain, as if too full; dull stupefying pain all over head, neuralgic pains in different parts of head, temples, forehead, occiput, going and coming; headache with drowsiness; too weak to walk; tympany; tongue coated.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Violent pain, as if the BRAIN WERE DASHED TO PIECES; pressing pain in the forehead as if it would split, at its acme vomiting, and finally diarrhoea; headache ceases with discharge of flatus downward; stitches and pulsation in the head; distressing pain in the occiput, nape and down the spine, better from bending stiffly backward; sensation as if she were constantly pulled by the hair; hemicrania, driving her into the open air, which relieved; desire to have a band fastened tightly around the head (Argentumnit.).

Agaricus [Agar]

NERVOUS HEADACHES, from overwork at the desk, etc.; pain as if HARP ICE TOUCHED THE HEAD OR COLD NEEDLES PIERCED IT; pain run from occiput through the eyes or remain confined to some small spot, as left temple; pain as if fine splinters were driven into the brain, into cheeks, which feel hot and burning; head constantly falls backward, as if a weight were attached to occiput; headache of those subject to chorea, who readily become delirious in fever or with pain; headaches from spine affections; hysteria; muscular twitchings and grimaces of lids, face, extremities; itching and burning in various parts of body; sensation of constriction of chest; (<) sitting quietly; (>) moving slowly about, after stool.

Agnus-castus [Agn]

Probably most suitable to headache of persons with derangement of womb, ovaries, testicles, or sexual organs in general; headaches of persons given to sexual excesses or subject to seminal emissions, or of those of unmarried persons suffering from nervous debility; melancholia and hypochondriac mood, keeps repeating that she will die; tearing pains above the right eye and temple, as if one had received a blow upon the eye, attended with soreness of touch, worse by motion and in the evening; CONTRACTING HEADACHE from reading; pain in upper part of head, as from staying in a close, damp room, (>) by looking at one point.

Ailanthus-glan [Ail]

PASSIVE CONGESTIVE HEADACHE and dizziness, face red and hot, (>) by nosebleed (Arnica,); head burning hot with piercing pains, followed by drowsiness the whole day, with no inclination to think or to act; low-spirited.

Allium-cepa [All-c]

CATARRHAL HEADACHES, oppressive over eyes and going through head like an electric shocks, with sensation as if whole head were wrapped in hot moist compresses; excessive sneezing and lachrymation: profuse fluent coryza; frequent cold shivers down back.

Aloe [Aloe]

Headache across forehead, with heaviness of eyes and nausea with feeling as if a WEIGHT WERE PRESSING THE EYELIDS DOWN, (>) from partial closure of eyelids and from cold applications, (<) from heat. HEADACHE ALTERNATING WITH LUMBAGO; stitches in temples (<) by every footstep; headache from insufficient defaecation, with abdominal pains, rendering him unfit for all mental labor, with perfect relief after a complete stool; hair falls our or gets gray in patches; HEADACHES (<) IN WINTER AND DIARRHOEA IN SUMMER.

Alumen [Alumn]

Headache from constipation, from chronic catarrhs of head, (>) by lying quiet in bed or resting head upon a cushion, pale, languid face; pain n vertex (<) on moving head or stooping, (>) by pressure; shooting in vertex on coughing.

Aluminium [Alum]

Suitable to scrofulous persons suffering from chronic catarrhs; headache, attended with nausea, oppression in forehead, rush of blood to eyes and nose, epistaxis, pale face and languor; lacerating pain in head and nape of neck, INCREASING WHEN GOING TO BED, AND ONLY CEASING IN THE MORNING ON RISING; head giddy as soon as she opens her eyes, (<) from walking in open air, going up stairs, or stepping, on alternate days; inability to recollect things or to follow up a train of thoughts; no desire to do anything, especially anything serious.

Ambra [Ambr]

Pressure in forehead, WITH FEAR OF BECOMING CRAZY; EXTREMELY PAINFUL TEARING on top of the head, and apparently in the whole upper part of the brain, with paleness of the face and coldness of the left hand; pressive drawing ascending from the nape of the neck and extending through the head towards the forehead, considerable oppression remaining in the lower part of the occiput.

Ammonium-brom [Am-br]

Frontal headache; tinnitus aurium from congestion of labyrinth; sensation as if a band were tied around head above ears; eyes red, sore, with white mucus in the corners; scrofulosis; obesity.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

NERVOUS HEADACHES, (<) by pressing teeth together; feeling of looseness of brain, as if the brain fell to the side towards which he leaned; sense of oppressive fulness, pushing as if forehead would burst, (<) after eating, while walking in the open air, (>) from pressure, in warm room; pulsating, pressing pains in forehead and temples, with nausea mornings and (<) afternoons; great aversion to water; suits fat women leading a sedentary life.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

RHEUMATIC NEURALGIC headaches in temple and occiput, causing nausea, burning of ears and deafness, with sensation as if head would split.

Amyl-nitrite [Aml-n]


CONGESTIVE HEADACHE; giddiness, mental confusion and a dreamlike state; protruding, staring eyes, flushing of face, heaviness and pressure outward in forehead and temples, and when pain in forehead was worse, pain in occiput was better; hemicrania, where the affected side looks paler than the sound one, most violent on left side; stupid, drowsy sensation and burning in stomach and up the throat.

Anacardium-orient [Anac]

NERVOUS HEADACHE FROM MENTAL OVERWORK AND FATIGUE; tearing pains in forehead and back part of forehead; sensation as if a plug were in some part of the head or a constrictive sensation as if a band were tied about the head, with great mental irritability even to profanity, momentarily (>) by strong pressure and lying down and falling asleep, also by eating, (<) during motion and work; headache in occiput, (<) from a misstep or from loud noise and strong odors; gastric headache from weak digestion, with fulness and distension of abdomen and pain around navel, as if a blunt plug were pressed into the intestines.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

SABURRA; stupefying dull headache in the forehead, so violent that sweat broke out form anxiety when walking in the fresh air; VIOLENT HEADACHE AFTER BATHING IN THE RIVER, with weakness in the limbs and aversion to food; dull headache and vertigo, increased by ascending stairs; falling off of the hair; nausea, loathing, no appetite, vomiting, bad effects of wine, especially sour wine; headache over one eye in one spot, worse at noon, decreases at night, not relieved by vomiting; headache as if the forehead would burst, from catarrh of the frontal sinus, with stoppage of nose; weakness of limbs; great sleepiness in forenoon; feeling of intolerable heat in sunshine.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Dull headache from gastric derangement, with nausea, vertigo, weakness, trembling and pressive pains in head, (<) by walking; pains as if brain were pressed together, restless and apprehensive, stupid and sleepy, more when resting, in the evening and at night; (>) when moving about in cool air or after washing head; tensive pain in forehead and on one side of head, as if the brain were in one lump, with drowsiness, (<) evening, after eating, and sitting bent (>) sitting up, lying high and in the cold; rheumatic tearing pain from right temple down into jaw- bone; vertigo alternating with drowsiness.

Apis-mell [Apis]

BRAIN FEELS TIRED, AS IF GOING TO SLEEP; dull, heavy, tensive headache over eyes, extending over vertex down to occiput, with pain through the orbits, photophobia, lids moving with difficulty, pupils contracted; violent drawing from back of neck, spreading over left half of head, burning and throbbing in head, (>) by motion and stooping, temporarily (<) by pressing head firmly with hands; integuments of head and face feel stiff, oedema about eyes; headache with vertigo, affecting forehead, temples and eyes, with nausea and vomiting, (<) in warm room and when lying down; urticaria; great desire to sleep; suppressed micturition in children; PERIODICAL HEADACHE.

Apium-graveol [Ap-g]

Left-sided headaches, throbbing, (<) from slightest motion, better by rest; itching, stinging, nettlerash; stinging headache all over head, feels as if fine needles were piercing the brain.

Aranea-diadema [Aran]

HEADACHE COMING ON AT REGULAR HOURS; glimmering before eyes, with burning in them, with vertigo and nausea, (<) on closing eyes, (>) by going into open air; vertigo before headache, when sitting up, must lie quietly in bed; confusion of head, with lassitude, after eating, when studying, in the evening, with pressing pain in forehead and temple, (<) by pressure of hand; head and hands feel swollen, (<) by heat of sun and very slight noises; sudden toothache in upper and lower jaw at night, immediately after lying down.

Argentum-met [Arg-m]

PAINFUL SENSATION OF EMPTINESS IN THE HEAD; pressing burning pain in the skull, principally in the temporal bones, RENEWED EVERY DAY AT NOON, with soreness of the external head, worse by pressure and contact, better in fresh air; left-sided headache as if in the brain-substance, at first only slight drawing, but gradually becoming more violent at its culmination, raging as if a nerve were being torn, CEASING SUDDENLY; headache and dyspepsia induced by mental agitation, nursing the sick, etc.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

MIGRAINE; headache with SENSATION AS IF THE HEAD WERE ENORMOUSLY LARGE; vertigo with debility and trembling from nervous weakness, staggering as if drunk, dim sight, ringing in ears, (>) after dinner and from wine, (<) from coffee; sensation as if the bones of the skull separated and as if the body, especially face and head, expanded, (>) by pressure or tight bandaging, (<) from mental labor; pressing, digging pain especially in forehead, with chilliness often ending with vomiting of bile or sour fluid; disposition of pain to change locality; rapid increase and decrease of pain; morning headache when awaking; head symptoms concomitant of other diseases, brain fag.

Arnica [Arn]

Pressive headache as if the head were being distended from within outward, violent on waking; stupefying in the morning; feeling of weight in head and on making any motion or exertion, sensation as if a liquid were fluctuating in the brain on the day following the attack; feeling at upper part of brain as if it were sore and tender; burning heat in head, rest of body cool; (>) when quiet, (<) from jar, noise or motion; pillow feels as hard as stone; cutting through head as if with a knife. followed by sensation of internal coldness of the head, which causes the hair to stand on end. Headache from mechanical injuries, with stupor from concussion; mental emotions bring on or aggravate headache; (>) by nose bleed.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Hemicrania, severe, exhausting pain over left eye, intense frontal headache with vertigo; (>) by wrapping head up warm, (<) by lying with head low, before and during windy weather, with anguish, especially when alone; tearing in head with vomiting, when raising up head; sensation as if brain were torn to pieces, with great thirst; intermitting, tearing, boring, burning pain, extending over eye and into upper teeth, not allowing a moment’s rest, (>) by walking about; neuralgic headache, with restlessness, from deep seated biliary derangements; tenderness of scalp, even brushing the hair gives pain.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Hysteric hemicrania, with flushed face, heat in the head, dryness of the eyes and consensual gastric derangements, such as rancid taste in the mouth, distension and rumbling of the bowels, diarrhoea or constipation. All the headaches are worse towards evening, in the room, while at rest, sitting or lying, better when rising or moving about in the fresh air; OVERSENSITIVENESS of hysterical or scrofulous persons.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Intense compressive headache in left temple and behind ears, (<) when walking or shaking head, (>) when sitting; pressure over great part of brain from without inward; stupid feeling in head, no desire to do anything; sensation of coldness at a small spot on left side of head, above ear; hair does not bear combing from tension of scalp; mental dulness, dizziness. feels as if he were drunk.

Asclepias-syr [Asc-c]

Nervous headaches, with dry skin and scanty urine, cool skin and feeble pulse, and followed by sweating or profuse urination; congestive headache from suppression of sweat or urine and fever; dull and stupid feeling in head; sensation as if some sharp instrument were thrust from one temple to the other, with feeble pulse, cold skin, vomiting.

Aurum-met [Aur]

CONGESTIVE HEADACHES; atheromatous condition of the blood vessels of the aged; syphilitic exostoses on skull and gummata inside; sensation as if a current of air were rushing through the head, if it be not kept warm; congestion to and heat in the head, with sparks before eyes, with nausea and bilious vomiting, (<) from any mental exertion or motion, ideas become confused, roaring in head; inclined to be delirious; hopeless and despondent; sleepless (Aurum ars.).

Badiaga [Bad]

HEADACHE WITH INFLAMED EYES; severe headache, still the mind is clear; (>) at night and after sleeping, returning violently after breakfast; frontal headache, (<) in temples; extending to the back of left eyeball, (<) on moving eyes.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Feeling as if the SKIN OF FOREHEAD WOULD BE DRAWN TO THE BACK PART OF HEAD, with pressive pains in temples; top of head feels as if it would fly off; pain in head begins in occiput and extends to vertex and forehead; dull, bruised feeling in occiput and at base of brain, with lameness and drawing in cervical muscles; frontal headache with severe pressure at root of nose; confused feeling of a swimming sensation, head feels too large and too heavy, with numb feeling of head and face, and a feeling as if forehead would be pressed in (Bryonia, pressed out); stitches and shocks in various parts of head.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

HEADACHE OF AGED PEOPLE WHO BECOME CHILDISH; sensorium not clear; loss of speech; headache in persons mentally and physically dwarfed; headache as if head were compressed in a vise; pressure in brain under vertex, towards occiput, on walking, with stiffness of neck, extending through whole head, when standing in the sun; pressure on forehead and over eyes; catches cold easily when washing the head.

Belladonna [Bell]

CONGESTION OF BLOOD TO HEAD, WITH DANGER OF APOPLEXY; gouty and hysterical headaches; throbbing pains, especially on right side, with intolerance of light and noise; HOT HEAD AND COLD FEET NOT RELIEVED BY LYING DOWN, BUT BY SITTING PROPPED UP, (>) by holding head in the opposite direction to the part of head affected; sensation as if the brain were pressed to the forehead, disappearing quickly on bending the head backward; in walking feels as if with every step brain rose and fell in forehead; soreness in forehead, stiffness in occiput, eyeballs feel as if starting from their sockets; stabbing as with a knife, from one temple to the other; violent pressing in whole head, from within outward, as if it would burst; PAIN COMES SUDDENLY, LAST INDEFINITELY, BUT CEASE SUDDENLY; intense headache makes him first blind then unconscious; sun-headache; headaches (<) when leaning forward, from warmth, (>) during menses, from pressure, tight bandaging and wrapping up; headache from abuse of coffee, from overheating and from cold.

Berberis [Berb]

Head complicated with hepatic, nephritic or with rheumatic arthritic complaints; pressive tearing pain in occiput, as if skull were too small and brain too large, also in forehead and temples, chiefly in morning, (<) by stooping, (>) in open air, with weariness and exhaustion; peculiar cold sensation in right temple, puffy sensation in head as if it becomes larger.

Bismuth [Bism]

HEADACHE RETURNING EVERY WINTER; ALTERNATING WITH GASTRALGIA, coming on after eating, and (<) by vomiting of ingesta; burning pressure and distress in stomach through to the back, with a sore burning spot in the spine; pressure and sensation of weight in forehead, (>) during motion and touch, (<) after lying down and from rest; boring headache, from within outward, in forehead, orbits and root of nose, (<) afternoon and after eating, (>) from motion, cold drinks and bathing.

Borax [Bor]

HEADACHE (>) AFTER EPISTAXIS; in forehead with stinging in left ear, changing at times to the right; throbbing in temples or occiput and dulness of whole head.

Bovista [Bov]

Sensation as if head were much enlarged and swelling up to a great size, headache; stupefying pain, particularly in forehead and vertex, RIGHT SIDE MORNING ((>) BY EATING), LEFT EVENING, (<) AFTER MIDNIGHT, on raising head, from sitting up or pressure; MENSTRUAL HEADACHE; on awaking the head aches as from too much sleep; (<) by pressure and sitting up.

Bromium [Brom]

Headache all week, hammering on top of head; throbbing pain in left temple, (<) before and during menses, from dampness, on stooping after drinking milk; LEFT-SIDED HEMICRANIA FROM FOREHEAD TO BASE OF BRAIN, with pulse increased in frequency and volume, (<) in the sun, (>) in the shade and from nosebleed (bromide of nickel).

Bryonia [Bry]

Vertigo and confusion of head on slightest motion; fulness and heaviness of forehead, as if brain were pressed out; with epistaxis; sticking, JERKING, THROBBING HEADACHE FROM FOREHEAD BACKWARD TO OCCIPUT; blunted sensorium; red, bloated face, (<) when opening or moving eyes, evenings, from stooping or any motion; (>) from closing eyes from external pressure; stitching pain deep in the brain, (<) when coughing; stitches in head, from forehead to occiput, on stepping hard; congestive headaches, as if forehead would split open, with nosebleed, commencing in MORNING, NOT ON WAKING, BUT AFTER OPENING EYES AND LASTING till evening; headache after washing himself with cold water when face was sweating, opening eyelids increases the pain; HEADACHE FORM IRONING; expanding pain in head, (<) from slightest motion, from constipation, after eating, when coughing; (>) by tying up the head, pressure and closing eyes. Gastric, rheumatic and congestive headaches; hemicrania, with nausea, vomiting and desire to lie down, PAIN IN HEAD ALWAYS SHIFTS TO THE SIDE LAIN ON, (<) by emotion, anger, after dinner; anxious, peevish, irritable.

Bufo-sah [Bufo-s]

Headache, (<) by light and noise, with cold feet and palpitations; vertigo as if the house were turned upside down; lancinating pains from interior of brain to eyes; pressure like two iron hands holding temples (constriction around head, heart and chest); hammering from eyebrows to cerebellum; congestive headaches, (<) after breakfast, (>) by nosebleed; profuse sweat on heat.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Headache commencing in the morning and growing worse as the day advances, with vomiting, (>) by lying quiet; from sanguineous congestion or rheumatism, (<) by eating, any sudden motion or deep inspiration; feeling as if the head or heart were compressed in a vise and that it would burst open from the severity of the pain; heavy pain like a weight on vertex, (>) by pressure and by copious epistaxis, (<) from excitement, from sounds, hearing talking, or strong light, from wine, late dinners, etc.; right-sided headaches and neuralgias; periodic, pulsating and throbbing, with prostration and weariness from its severity; PRESSIVE HEADACHE IN VERTEX DURING MENOPAUSE OR AS A RESULT OF MENORRHAGIA; sadness and inclination to weep.

Cadmium-sulph [Cadm-s]

Vertigo rotary; tingling, digging, hammering pains in head, especially vertex; horror of solitude and of work; great heat of head, coldness of extremities, violent thirst; (<) from any motion.

Calcarea-acet [Calc-acet]

Migraine with feeling of great coldness in head and gastric acidity.

Calcarea-ars [Calc-ar]

Headache commences very slightly and gradually increases to great severity, mostly in forehead, as if it would split the head and tear it to pieces; each beat of the heart is felt in the head as if it were striking against a wedge, (<) by stooping and going out-doors; mental exertion lessens headache at first but makes it much (<) afterwards; pressive heaviness, first on top of head, then in occiput; quick motions produce vertigo; headache goes to the side not lain on.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

ICY COLDNESS IN AND ON THE HEAD; vertigo on suddenly raising or turning head, even when at rest; stupefying pressive pain in forehead, with confusion of senses and dulness of whole head, (<) from mental exertion, in the morning when awaking, when stooping or walking in the open air, (>) by closing eyes and lying down; migraine, pain centres with such violence on top of head that she thinks herself going crazy; tearing headache above eyes, down to nose, with nausea; headache from suppressed nasal catarrh; brain feels as if squeezed and relaxed alternately; congestion of head, hammering through forehead and base of brain; throbbing pain in middle of brain every morning, lasts all day; menstrual headache; from tuberculosis, from overlifting, (<) by thinking about it, hot sun, looking up or going up stairs, getting wet, in a draught, during dentition; (>) by closing eyes, lying down, tight bandaging, cold applications, vomiting mucus and bile.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

HEADACHE OF SCHOOL-BOYS AND GIRLS, now and then increased to violent attacks, particularly after mental or bodily exertions, sometimes most severe near the sutures, with diarrhoea; headache with gastric symptoms, with uterine ailments or following other sensations, in peevish or fretful children, (<) from change of weather, extending from forehead to nose, or from temples to jaws, with some rheumatic aches from clavicles to wrists, (<) when thinking about it and in mornings, from riding in a railroad car, (>) from cold washing and from mental occupation; crawls run over top of head, as if ice were lying on upper occiput; sensation of coldness and numbness.

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.