SPIGELIA


SPIGELIA symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy SPIGELIA…


INTRODUCTION

SPIG. Spigelia Anthelmia. See Hahnemann’s “Materia Medica Pura,”

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COMPARE WITH.

Aconite, Aurum, Baryta, Bovista, China, Digitalis, Euphr., Hyoscyamus, Lachesis, Lauroc., Lycopodium, Magn-mur., Mercurius, Mosc., Natr-mur., Nux-v., Petrol., Phosph, puls., Sabad., Sabin., Silicea, Spongia, Stramonium, Tarax., Veratrum

ANTIDOTES.

Aurum, Camph. Spigelia antidotes Mercurius

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

Bruised all over. Pain as if sprained or bruised in the shoulder-joint. Trembling of the lower, and then of the upper limbs. The whole body is very sensitive to the touch. All his limbs are affected, especially when walking; his spine feels bruised. Arthritic lancinating laceration. Great heaviness in the upper and lower limbs. He is very sensitive to cool air. Great lassitude of body and mind, especially after standing. Convulsions.

CHARACTERISTIC PECULIARITIES.

All the symptoms are worse in the afternoon.

SLEEP.

Yawning, without drowsiness. Constant restlessness in all his limbs at night. Restless sleep, frequently disturbed, full of anxious, frightful dreams. Stupefied sleep. Confused dreams.

FEVER.

Violent chilliness over the arms and shoulders. Violent chilliness through all the limbs. Chilliness in the afternoon, followed by heat and thirst. Fever: chilliness in the evening, with cold hands and distended abdomen, without thirst. Alternate chilliness and heat the whole day, with Redness of face. Chills every morning after rising. Chilliness of the whole body, without thirst. Slight chilliness in the back, towards the abdomen, as far as the umbilical region. Thrill of cold shuddering over the whole body. Cold hands hot face, no thirst. Alternation of heat and chilliness. Pulse feeble and irregular, at times quick, at others slow.

MORAL SYMPTOMS.

Sadness: attended with great anxiety. Sadness, with ill-humor and redness of the face. Taciturn. Vexed and sensitive. Cheerfulness, alternating with palpitation of the heart and anxious oppression of the chest.

SENSORIUM.

Weakness of memory, forgetfulness, also with indolence of the mind. Painful dullness of the head. Dullness of the head, with pressure through the forehead. Wild and confused feeling in the head. Painful gloominess in the forehead and temples. Constant stupid feeling of the head, rendering any kind of mental labor difficult. Vertigo to falling.

HEAD.

Headache from shaking the head, with vertigo or heaviness. Pain in the forehead. Periodical typical headache. Aggravation of the headache in the open air. Heaviness of the head, with pain when shaking it. Pressure in the head, worse on stooping. Pressure in the temples. Tension in the head. Violent lacerating in the head, forehead, occiput, and temples. Boring in the forehead. Shaking and swashing sensation in the brain when walking. Heat in the head. Sensitiveness of the scalp to the touch, and particularly when moving it. Ulcerative pain on the vertex. Pain as if bruised at the occiput. Aching bony swelling at the temple, near the orbit, with painful soreness when touched. Burning on the temples.

EYES.

Nervous pains in the eyes. Pains in and above the eyes also particularly deep in the orbits. Pain of the eye-balls, during motion, as if too large. The pains in the eyes are aggravated by moving the eyes and facial muscles. Intolerable pressure in both eyes worse when turning them. Pressure in both eyes, as if from sand. Sticking in the right eye, particularly during motion. Digging sticking, with depression of the upper lid. Sticking with boring, penetrating to the interior of the head, sometimes attended with a maddening pain. Tingling in the eyes. Arthritic ophthalmia. Rheumatic ophthalmia. Corneitis. Inflammation of the margins of the lids, with ulceration, and smarting soreness. Inflammation of the whites, also with turgescence of the vessels, or early in the morning, with heaviness of the lids and inability to open them. The eyes look dim and faint. Distortion of the eyes. Great inclination to wink. The upper lids hang down as if paralyzed. Great sensitiveness of the eyes to the light. Vanishing of sight when looking at anything. Indistinctness of sight, as if the eyes were full of water. scintillation. Long- sightedness. Flashes before the eyes. Transient amaurosis. Cataract.

EARS.

Pain in the ear like otalgia. Darting pain in the ear, extending to the eye and lower jaw. Burning of the ears. Painful sensitiveness of the hearing to sound. Stoppage of the ears. Periodical deafness. Humming before the ears, also with undulating pulsations in the ears. Ringing in both ears, with feeling of obstruction.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.