Rheumatism in Muscles & Joints

Rheumatism in Muscles & Joints…

Case III.-Rheumatism, aching and soreness in, muscles and joints, compelling him to move after a few minutes and find a new place in which he seems more quiet. Rhus 1m. Next day no improvement and no change in symptoms, except growing worse generally. The pain in the ankle joint feels as if sprained, joints and muscles sore to touch. He says, “I move all the time; when I get into a new place I feel better but very soon the bed in the new place feels like iron and I must move. The moving I am compelled to do not from an innate restless pain but from the hardness of the bed as it seems to me.” It must be observed that Rhus tox could not cure this case, yet at my visit the language was calculated to deceive. Arnica must be the most appropriate remedy. The soreness which gradually grows worse by the pressure of the bed and the peculiar soreness as of a sprain precluded any other remedy. Arnica 1 M. was given in water. The pain and soreness were gone at the end of three days. Sulph 6 M. one dose finished the cure. He was out of the house on the eighth day.

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.