THERIDION CURASSAVICUM Therapeutic use of homeopathic remedy Theridion Curassavicum described by E.B. Nash in his book Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Vertigo, with nausea, on closing the eyes, or the least noise.

Over-sensitiveness of nerves; scratching on linen or silk, or crackling of paper is unbearable.

Pain running through upper left chest to shoulder.

THERIDION is another spider poison proven by Hering. There is one peculiar and characteristic symptom under this remedy, which has been verified by myself and others– “VERTIGO WITH NAUSEA ESPECIALLY ON CLOSING THE EYES. ” Allen puts puts it –vertigo ON CLOSING THE EYES (LACH, THUJA), on opening them, TABACUM; on looking upward (PULS., sIL.); FROM EVEN LEAST NOISE; aural or labyrinthine (Meniere’s disease).

Again “EVERY SOUND SEEMS TO PENETRATE THROUGH THE WHOLE BODY, CAUSING NAUSEA and VERTIGO. “ASARUM has some what similar symptom which is worth remembering. “OVER-SENSITIVENESS OF NERVES, SCRATCHING OF LINEN OR SILK, crackling of paper is unbearable.” (FERR., TARAX.,)

The vertigo occurs in different affections of the head or stomach, and cures the whole trouble when it is present. It seems like a small thing to “go by,” but no smaller then “vertigo, worse on lying down, and turning the head”(CONIUM), or” vertigo on looking upwards”(SIL., pULS.,)and many other symptoms of other remedies which have been verified many times. Another symptom which seems to be very valuable in chest affections is, “PAINS RUN THROUGH UPPER LEFT CHEST TO SHOULDER.” (Phthisis florida has been cured on this symptom for a guide, if given early. )This is like MYRTUS COMMUNIS, with which I have helped many cases having that peculiar local symptom. (SULPH., pIX-L., and ANISUM STELLATUM also have it.)

Dr. Baruch says: “In rachitis, carries and necrosis it apparently goes to the root of the evil and destroys the cause.”.

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.