La Grippe (1899)


Aconite is suitable for First stage of grippe, suitable to 40 per cent of the cases; its administration usually was followed by profuse, drenching sweats, then relief. Swan’s dmm. potency….


The following remedies, with their accompanying indications, are a summary of my experience with our late visitor.

ACONITE

Chills and creeps over the back; now hot, now cold.
Violent head and neck pains, of a shooting, neuralgic or tingling character.
Intense restlessness and erethism.
Bilious vomiting.
First stage, suitable to 40 per cent of the cases; its administration usually was followed by profuse, drenching sweats, then relief. Swan’s dmm. potency.

RHUS TOX

Shooting, tearing pains in all the limbs, with great restlessness. Tearing in chest on coughing.
Stiffness of upper eyelids. Easily chilled on slightest uncovering.
Tongue indented on edges, or later red at the tip.
Every surface he lies on seems hard.
Covers 35 per cent of the cases. 45m., Fincke.

ARSENICUM

Restlessness, must sit up in bed. Tongue flabby, indented on the edges and coated with a faint white film. Advanced stages when the patient constantly picks at the lips and nose (Aru. tri.); this symptom frequently occurred in children. 30x trit or 40m.

CAUSTICUM

Rawness in the larynx and trachea. Cough provoked by a tickling in the larynx or supra-sternal fossa (Rumex, Nux vomica, etc.), without expectoration in early stages; later, when loose, the expectorate cannot be expelled, but is swallowed on account of muscular debility.
Weakness of the upper eyelids (Gelsemium).
General debility and relaxation, old people without fever or reaction. Sometimes involuntary escape of urine on coughing; fully 15 per cent of the cases required Causticum, 1m. potency.

GELSEMIUM

Prostration, aching and lethargy. Heavy eyelids, disturbances of vision. Occipital or basilar pains; sneezing; vertigo; face looks heavy and expressionless.

CHINA

Severe brachialgia, especially in cervical region, scalp sensitive. Bitter taste.
Noises in ears.
Pains in marrow of bones.
Every little draught chills him.
20m., fluxion.

EUPATORIUM PERF

Severe bone pains, with bilious vomit and tendency to sweat. 45m., Fincke.

EUPATORIUM PURP

Intermittency, bone pains and alteration in the amount of urine passed; given this combination of symptoms, a cure always followed. 45m., Fincke.

COCCUS CACTI, 3X

Paroxysmal cough, ending in gagging and vomiting, the latter often caused by the expectorate adhering to the posterior pharynx or velum; much post-nasal discharge, with hawking and gagging. Expectoration transparent and stringy. Urinary organs involved urine, thick (Aspar.), dark or coffee coloured; hot, painful, soreness over region of kidneys. Leucorrhea of transparent lumps. Pulsation in glans penis. This remedy is not used as frequently as it should be, the combination of pulmonary and nephritic symptoms is not at all uncommon, and occurs especially in whooping cough, pneumonia, etc. It is one of my favourites and has given me many successes.

It is worthy of remark that Lachesis has many points of resemblance and that both are animal poisons. One patient for whom the remedy was indicated had the intolerance of the pressure of clothes about the neck, just like Lachesis. This aggravation from pressure of clothes applies equally well to several of the other symptoms of the cochineal and is of a piece with the sensitiveness of the buccal cavity to gargling, brushing the teeth, hawking, etc. This remedy occupies a middle place between Cantharis and Lachesis, having many of the modalities of the latter and a milder type of the urinary symptoms of the former. This unique position enables us to cover a group of symptoms hitherto found quite difficult to handle. Remember whooping or spasmodic coughs with nephritis.

CISTUS CAN

Mouth and throat feel as if full of sand. Expectoration of immense quantities of tenacious, gluey mucus, amounting to over a pint and a half a day. Patient an old asthmatic, contracted catarrhal pneumonia, was called in after patient had tried home treatment and failed; high potencies seemed without effect; 2x. cured.

KAL IOD

Giant urticaria, with right-sided face ache, and a sanious, excoriating nasal discharge. Pain in malar bones. Intolerant of heat. 1m. potency.

STANNUM

Yawning followed by griping pains in abdomen; pains slowly increase to a certain height, then slowly decrease. 5m. potency.

MERC. IOD. RUB

Aching in malar bones, with increased saliva and indented tongue. 200, B. and T.

DAPHNE ODOR

Hot saliva; left tonsil swollen; suppuration seemed impending; cold drinks caused sharp shooting into ears; is subject to quinsy. 30x., B. and T., aborted whole process.

VERATRUM VIRIDE

Oppression of breathing, with faintness or giddiness on rising. Dry stripe down center of tongue.
Sometimes simultaneous vomiting and purging. 20 dilution.

C.M. Boger
Cyrus Maxwell Boger 5/ 13/ 1861 "“ 9/ 2/ 1935
Born in Western Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and subsequently Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. He moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., in 1888, practicing there, but also consulting worldwide. He gave lectures at the Pulte Medical College in Cincinnati and taught philosophy, materia medica, and repertory at the American Foundation for Homoeopathy Postgraduate School. Boger brought BÅ“nninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory into the English Language in 1905. His publications include :
Boenninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory
Boenninghausen's Antipsorics
Boger's Diphtheria, (The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of)
A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica, 1915
General Analysis with Card Index, 1931
Samarskite-A Proving
The Times Which Characterize the Appearance and Aggravation of the Symptoms and their Remedies