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


Aconite [Acon]

Burning in forehead, as if everything could be pushed out; pulsation in left side of forehead, as from severe blows in right side of forehead, (<) motion, drinking, talking, sunlight; (>) lying with head high.

Aranea-diad [Aran]

Headache at regular intervals, with flickering before eyes, vertigo, and a feeling as if head and hands were bloated and swollen; coldness of hands and feet, (>) in open air.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

BORING PAIN IN HEAD, (<) LEFT FRONTAL EMINENCE, (>) by tight bandaging; caused by mental emotions; depreciation of nervous force; bones of the head feel as if they were separating or head feels as if IT WERE ENORMOUSLY LARGE, ending in vomiting of bile or sour fluid.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Throbbing stupefying headache OVER LEFT EYE of such severity as to render him angry and irritable, temporarily (>) BY COLD WATER ON HEAD, (<) from wrapping up head warm; intermitting, tearing, boring, burning pain in right supraorbital region, extending over eye and into upper teeth, (>) by walking about; periodical pain above left eyebrow and temple, followed by vomiting of a yellow, bitter of tenacious mass.

Belladonna [Bell]

VIOLENT HYPERAEMIA, with throbbing carotids, red face, intolerance of least jar, noise or light; hemiopia, retinal blindness, slight paralysis of tongue, even transitory hemiplegia. Attacks more afternoon or evening; before or during menses, with dysmenorrhoea, globus hystericus, titillating cough; all (>) in bed in a dark room, far removed from light and noise.

Bromium [Brom]


Hemicrania affecting LEFT SIDE ONLY, of a heavy pressing character, (<) from stooping, in the sun and after drinking milk, (>) in shade and by pressing the neck.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Nausea, eructations, ICY COLDNESS IN HEAD; pains begin in the morning, often of the side on which patient rested; pressing pain from within outward, as if head would split; tearing headache above eyes down to nose, with nausea; hemicrania, left side, stitches in temples and downward into teeth, (<) on awaking, from motion, noise and talking, (>) in evening, especially in chlorotic girls, with much empty eructations and inclination to vomit; headache from occiput to vertex, with fullness and heaviness in head; (<) from any stimulant, as liquors, or excess in venery, (>) by rest, quiet and darkness.

Capsicum [Caps]

Flushes at the start, then face pale and sunken; stitching, tearing, drawing pains with sensation as if the skull would burst, at height of attack nausea, vomiting, anguish, (<) from motion, stooping, light, (>) in fresh air, from cold, patient feels lazy and shuns all motion, wants to remain indoors.

Causticum [Caust]

Hemicrania with nausea and vomiting; pain mornings when awaking, by motion of head and rapid walking, increasing progressively and then suddenly diminishing; constant succession of SHOCKS OR JERKS IN HEAD; rheumatic pains in head cause nausea.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Migraine with vertigo and nausea, pain especially in frontal protuberance and left orbit, (<) eating, drinking, starting up, walking in fresh air; sick-headache from RIDING IN A CARRIAGE, BOAT, TRAIN OR CARS; headache at each menstrual period, with

nausea and inclination to vomit.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Hemicrania from anger with indignation, after suppression of menses, pains extending towards forehead and left side of head, with nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, especially towards evening; violent periodical or intermittent headache; bilious, gouty or nervous migraine of great severity.

Conium [Con]

SICK- HEADACHES WITH INABILITY TO URINATE; great giddiness, (<) lying in bed, when everything in room seems to go round; numbness, with sensation of coldness, on one side of head.

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Irregular menses with migraine and blindness; semilateral headaches, stitches in left temple, with nausea vertigo, pale and sunken eyes, (<) at night and at rest, (>) when moving.

Digitalis [Dig]

Violent migraine with hot head, cold extremities and copious, bilious vomiting, REPORT IN HEAD, LIKE THE FIRING OF A PISTOL; amaurosis for three days, diplopia, hemiopia, etc.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Hemicrania with DIM SIGHT OR DOUBLE VISION, or preceded great sensitiveness to notice, coming on suddenly with vertigo and great heaviness of head, semi-stupor; settled dull, heavy pain in occiput, mastoid process and upper cervical region down to shoulders, (>) when sitting, by reclining head high on pillow, (<) by exertion or study; paroxysm ends with profuse urination (Sanguinaria, Silicea, Veratr.alb.).

Glonoinum [Glon]

Hemicrania from excessive use of wine; nausea, is obliged to sit down, dimness before eyes, like a cloud, following by most violent headache, (>) by vomiting.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Sick-headache, brain feels bruised and as if it were drawn down to the root of the tongue and into teeth; nausea, vomiting outdoors.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Attack BEGINS WITH BLURRING OF SIGHT or speck before the eye of the affected side, a stupid, stunning headache, neuralgia of infraorbital or dental nerves, attended with sour, watery vomiting, from mental exhaustion, (<) towards evening from cold air; (>) from moderate motion.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Blindness followed by violent headache, must lie down; aversion to light and noise, SIGHT RETURNS WITH THE INCREASING HEADACHE;frontal headache over one eye, shooting at intervals in right temple; semilateral headaches in small spots; nausea with feeling of heat over body and bitter, sour, glairy vomiting.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Migraine with white-coated tongue and vomiting of white phlegm, arising from sluggish liver.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Hemicrania with hyperaesthesia to sound or light, feeling of weariness and exhaustion, goneness at pit of stomach, sometimes followed by bilious vomiting.

Lac-caninum [Lac-c]

Pain especially OVER LEFT EYE (Arsenicum), (<) noise and talking, (>) rest and cold water; pain as from knife-thrust from under left zygoma up to vertex; neuralgic pain in left side of head, followed by a film over right eye, with inclination to rub it off; intense darting pain around left eye; empty weak feeling in pit of stomach.

Lac-defloratum [Lac-d]

Frontal migraine in anaemic women with nausea; vomiting and obstinate constipation; some spots on scalp very sensitive, pale face, great weakness and prostration; hyperaesthesia of sight and hearing; ICY COLDNESS OF BODY EVEN NEAR THE STOVE; deathly sickness of stomach, sometimes vomiting; (<) during menses.

Melilotus [Meli]

Intense frontal headache, preceded by hot flushed face, (<) forenoon, with some fever, periodically recurring every few days, (>) by epistaxis or menstrual flow.

Mercurius [Merc]

Migraine from cold; drawing tearing pains in head, stitches in ears and teeth, fulness and heaviness in head; chilliness, cold hands with hot cheeks, without heat in head and without thirst; sweat does not relieve, (<) in bed, by noise or touch, (>) by rest and external application of heat.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Attack begins in the MORNING IN BED, DIMINISHES AFTER RISING and moderate exercise, but becomes worse from rapid motion, accompanied by nausea and vomiting of transparent phlegm or water; dull, heavy headache with profusion of tears and drowsiness, sleep not refreshing; headache before, during and after menses; PAIN AS IF HEAD WOULD BURST, (<) COUGHING; loss of consciousness; twitching of limbs.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Sick-headache with bilious diarrhoea or vomiting of bile; bitter taste in mouth; congestion of blood to head, with fulness; heat in vertex as if it would split; vomiting, (<) motion and reading, (>) quiet. Menstrual migraine; attacks recurring EVERY SPRING AND SUDDEN IN THEIR ONSET; boring pain in right temple, preceded by burning in stomach, bitter taste, languor.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Gouty and haemorrhoidal patients. Attack sets in the morning when awaking, getting worse during the day; nausea and vomiting during attack; becoming often most severe in occiput; drawing, aching feeling as of a NAIL DRIVEN INTO THE HEAD; or as if the brain were dashed to pieces; face pale, or sallow on a red ground; (<) from mental exercise, by motion and by rest, from stimulants; patient irritable with his abdominal plethora.

Oleum-an [Ol-an]

Migraine with POLYURIA, URINE PERFECTLY CLEAR; face suffused, red; eyes heavy and bloodshot, can hardly lift the upper lids; speech thick and unwieldy; patient makes impression of one under influence of liquor; pulse full and round.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Headache over left eye (Arsenicum, Lac caninum) with black spots which dance before eyes; transient blindness, headache with vomiting; unilateral, pulsating, pressing, boring pain in one or other temple, radiating into forehead, eyes and vertex, with sensation of painful nodes on scalp, (<) morning and evening, with yawning, turgor of face and watery urine, from talking, in warm room or after eating, (>) in fresh air, when resting or sleeping; exhausting after attack and tendency to catch cold.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

General chilliness, scanty menses; bursting, throbbing or boring, stitching pains on one side of head, obscuration of sight, white tongue, nausea and vomiting, thickly furred tongue with clammy mouth and relief from cold air; shifting pains (<) evenings.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Catching cold from dampness, tearing, stitching pain in one temple radiating to ear, cheek and teeth as well as towards occiput, with heat, fulness and heaviness of head and sensation of looseness of brain, (<) after midnight and after eating, by moving head, cold air or emotions, (>) by rest in bed and warmth.

Sanguinaria [Sang]

Migraine in women who menstruate freely; excessive pains with bilious vomiting, ELECTRIC STITCHES THROUGH HEAD, toothache, earache, pains in extremities, chills, preceded by scanty and followed by copious clear urination; attacks begin in the morning and get worse during the day, reaching their acme at noon; pains are more RIGHT SIDED; ATTACK EVERY SEVENTH DAY; the veins of the suffering temple full of blood and sensitive to touch.

Sepia [Sep]

Pains over one eye of a throbbing character, deep stitching pains in the membranes of the brain, SHOOTING UPWARD OR FROM WITHIN OUTWARD; JERKING OF HEAD BACKWARD AND FORWARD; pains set in suddenly, especially in the morning, accompanied by hot flashes, stiff neck, nausea, by going into the fresh air, (<)

light noise, motion; arthritic headaches with hepatic affections, urine loaded with uric acid, and hysterical headaches in women with uterine malpositions, leucorrhoea and menstrual disturbances.

Silicea [Sil]

Rush of blood to head, GREAT SENSITIVENESS OF HAIR failing out of hair, perspiration on head, pains running from neck up into head, paroxysms end with profuse urination; headache every seventh day; VIOLENT PERIODIC HEMICRANIA, vertex, occiput or forehead, often with nausea to fainting and obscuration of sight; (<) from mental exertion, motion, even jarring of room by footstep, stooping, talking, light, cold air, touch; (>) heat, lying down in dark.

Spigelia [Spig]

Terribly pain in GLOBE OF EYE AS IF IT WERE TORN OUT; dilatation and immobility of the pupil; temporary blindness; boring, tearing, stitching pains in forehead, temples, vertex or occiput, especially left side, following the course of the trifacial nerve and producing there paretic sensations; dull stitches from within outward, on top of head, (<) from touch or after washing, but (>) while washing it; ( higher potencies work best).

Stannum [Stann]

Neuralgic headache every morning OVER ONE OR THE OTHER EYE; mostly left, gradually spreading over whole forehead, gradually increasing and decreasing; painful jerks through left temple, forehead and cerebellum, leaving a dull pressure, (<) during rest,, (>) from motion; vomiting of bile and mucus mornings.

Theridion [Ther]

Flickering before eyes, nausea (<) by closing eyes and by noise; EXTREME HYPERAESTHESIA OF ACOUSTIC NERVE; throbbing over left eye and across forehead, sick stomach, (<) on rising from lying; desire for stimulants.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Neuralgia of head, with indigestion; features sunken, fainting, with cold sweat and great thirst; pains drive to despair.

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.