Headache & Pain

Headache & Pain. Case III.-Sepia. Mrs. J. R. A., aged 33. Tall, slender woman, mother of several children. Dry cough only in daytime. Has been poorly since b…

Case III.-Sepia. Mrs. J. R. A., aged 33. Tall, slender woman, mother of several children. Dry cough only in daytime. Has been poorly since birth of last child (two years). Headache on vertex, throbbing, feels as though head would open on top, worse from any noise, perfectly relieved by sleep.

Headache comes before menses.

Pain in left side of nose to left eye, very sharp, almost constant when the headache is present.

Burning on top of the head, then comes a sensation of throbbing, as with little hammers on top of head, sometimes within the skull.

No appetite.

Chronic constipation with no urging to stool for, a week, then a very painful, difficult stool.

Dull aching pain in region of spleen.

Leucorrhoea quite constant, thick, yellow, sometimes white. March 29.-Sepia 50m, one powder, dry, all symptoms removed and she remains cured.

PULSATILLA CASE Case IV.-Pulsatilla-L. M., lady, single, age 28. Has always been sickly.

Reaching up with the arm brings on a peculiar pain that runs from the pelvis to the throat. This pain also comes on after exertion, especially after climbing stairs.

After walking any distance or climbing the stairs she has a desire to urinate.

She has horrible dreams of robbers. She dreams of her lover who disappointed her.

She wakens from sleep in tears, even sobbing.

She has had a dark, yellow, thick leucorrhoea since puberty. Constipation alternates with diarrhoea.

Aching in the lumbar region of the spine.

Despondent before the menses.

Inability to sustain a mental effort.

Headache, with severe pains on one or the other temple that makes her blind.

She is very fidgety and generally nervous.

Melancholy and tearful.

Cannot lie on either side, only on the back.

Menstrual flow dark, clotted, offensive.

She is greatly prostrated from any warm air, warm room or slight exertion.

Aching in the back that compels her to lie with her arms under it, as the pressure relieves.

She feels a desire to go to bed and sleep in the daytime.

Oct. 22, 1884.-She took Pulsatilla 51 m, one dose.

Nov. 19.-She had improved in every way and improvement ceased. Pulsatilla 51m, one dose. She has been perfectly well ever since. Every symptom removed by Pulsatilla, two doses. An invalid was restored to usefulness. A more useful lady cannot be found.

James Tyler Kent
James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was an American physician. Prior to his involvement with homeopathy, Kent had practiced conventional medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered and "converted" to homeopathy as a result of his wife's recovery from a serious ailment using homeopathic methods.
In 1881, Kent accepted a position as professor of anatomy at the Homeopathic College of Missouri, an institution with which he remained affiliated until 1888. In 1890, Kent moved to Pennsylvania to take a position as Dean of Professors at the Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia. In 1897 Kent published his magnum opus, Repertory of the Homœopathic Materia Medica. Kent moved to Chicago in 1903, where he taught at Hahnemann Medical College.