Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Actaea Racemosa, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Nervous symptoms, twitchings spasms, convulsions, neuralgias, chills without shaking worse at menstrual period.

Muscular rheumatism, stiff neck, drawing head back, can’t turn the head, rheumatism of the belly of muscles by preference.

Headaches pressing outward, or upward, as if top of head would fly off, or into eyes (ciliary neuralgia), or down nape into spine.

Gloomy, sad, SLEEPLESS, thinks she will go insane.

Menorrhagia, pains run through hips into thighs passing down.

Climacteric; infra-mammary pains left side persistent. Modalities : worse menstrual period and during climacteric.

ACTAEA RACEMOSA is another remedy which exerts a strong influence upon the female organism. The nervous system manifests its action in a multitude of symptoms, many of them being what is known as hysterical in character. There are twitchings, spasms, convulsions, neuralgias and mental symptoms in abundance. She shivers (nervous chill without coldness), faints, talks incessantly frequently changing subjects, is grieved and troubled, with sighing, or is very gloomy with sleeplessness, thinks she is going insane, etc.

In the head there are severe pains, pRESSING OUTWARD, as if the top of the head would fly off, or running into eyes, which ache fearfully, or the pains settle in the OCCIPUT and SHOOT DOWN THE NECK. There are very few, if any, remedies that have worse ciliary neuralgia then ACTAEA RACEMOSA.

In the female sexual organs it cures ” pains in the uterine region, darting from side to side.” The menstrual function is performed irregularly. Sometimes the flow is scanty, but more generally profuse, and w have the mental and nervous symptoms above enumerated in abundance, with this irregularities. It is one of our best remedies in menorrhagia, when there is *”severe pain in the back, down the thighs and through the hips, with heavy pressing down “, as I have often proven. It is also excellent in INFRA- MAMMARY PAINS IN THE LEFT Side during the climacteric, as I have also proven.

Also in backache and spinal irritation sympathetic with uterine troubles. It cures sharp lancinating pains in various parts, either nervous or muscular, if they are connected with uterine disturbance. In rheumatism the affection attacks the belly of the muscle by preference. ACTAEA is a many sided remedy and adapted to nervous troubles of many forms.

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.