Cuprum Metallicum

Homeopathic Remedy Cuprum Metallicum from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Cuprum Metallicum has Spasms and cramps: symptoms disposed to appear periodically and in groups.

Mental and physical exhaustion from over-exertion of mind and loss of sleep ( Cocculus indicus, Nux ); attacks of unconquerable anxiety.

A strong, sweetish, metallic, copper taste in the mouth with flow of saliva ( Rhus ).

Constant prostration and retraction of the tongue, like a snake ( Lachesis ).

When drinking, the fluid descends with a gurgling sound ( Arsenicum, Thuja ).

Cholera morbus or Asiatic cholera, with cramps in abdomen and calves of legs.

Bad effects of re-percussed eruptions (of non-developed, Zincum met. ), resulting in brain affections, spasms, convulsions, vomiting; of suppressed foot-sweat ( Silicea, Zincum met. ).

Convulsions, with blue face and clenched thumbs.

Cramps in the extremities; pains, soles, calves with great weariness of limbs.

Clonic spasms, beginning in fingers and toes, and spreading over entire body; during pregnancy; puerperal convulsions; after fright or vexation; from metastasis from other organs to brain ( Zincum met. ).

Paralysis of tongue; imperfect stammering speech.

Cuprum Metallicum Epilepsy: aura begins in knees and ascends; < at night during sleep ([Bufo]); about new moon, at regular intervals (menses); from a fall or blow upon the head; from getting wet.

Cough has a gurgling sound, as if water was being poured from a bottle.

Cuprum Metallicum Cough, > by drinking cold water ( Causticum – < by drinking cold water, Spongia ).

Whooping cough: long-lasting, suffocating, spasmodic cough; unable to speak; breathless, blue face, rigid, stiff; three attacks successively ( Stannum ); vomiting of solid food after regaining consciousness ( Can. ); cataleptic spasm with each paroxysm.

After pains; sever, distressing, in calves and soles.

Cuprum Metallicum Relations. – Complementary: Calcarea.

Compare: Arsenicum and Verbascum in cholera and cholera morbus; Ipecac, the vegetable analogue.

Verbascum follows well in whooping cough and cholera.

Apis and Zincum met. in convulsions from suppressed exanthems.

Aggravation. – Cold air; cold wind; at night; suppressed foot sweat or exanthema.

Amelioration. – Nausea, vomiting and cough, by a swallow of cold water.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.