Different sensations like burning, sticking, stitching, cramping, throbbing, numbness etc with their appropriate remedies….


Trouble in what location? What about it? Is it pain: coldness; heat or burning; sweating; cramping; emptiness; fullness; or any other abnormal sensation? Describe it as nearly as possible.

Is it a Burning pain or sensation? Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Arsenicum, Cantharis, Capsicum, Phosphorus and Sulphur all have that very markedly.

Is it sticking pain? The Bryonia; Kali carbonicum and Squilla come to mind.

Sense of fullness? Aesculus, China, Lycopodium and Carbo veg; especially if in the abdomen, pelvis or anus.

Is it a sense of emptiness or goneness? Cocculus; Ignatia; Phosphorus; Sepia or Sulphur.

Constriction? Cactus grandiflora; Natrum muriaticum, etc.

Cramping? Cuprum; Colocynth; Magnesia phosphorica.

Faintness? Ignatia; Hepar sulphuris; Nux moschata; Nux vomica; Sulphur.

Numbness? Aconite, Lycopodium; Platina; Rhus toxicodendron; Secale, are prominent.

And so we might go on to mention many more sensations that have been observed in so called disease and pathogenesis of drugs. These sensations are for purposes of prescribing, invaluable to the homoeopathic physician, and occur in almost every abnormal state to which flesh is heir.

Not of less importance in the taking of the case than Locality and Sensation is that which is termed.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.