STANNUM


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


INTRODUCTION

STANN. Tin. See Hahnemann’s “Mat. Medorrhinum Pur.,” V.

COMPARE WITH.

Am-carb. and mur., Arg-met. and nitr., Calc-c., Cann., Caust, China, Dulcamara, Ferrum, Ignatia, Pulsatilla, Seneg., Silicea, Zincum met.

ANTIDOTE.

Pulsatilla

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

Stitching pinching, alternately, in various parts of the body. Heaviness in all the limbs, languid feeling in the chest, and more or less violent fits of anxiety. Bruised pain in the limbs, and especially above the small of the back. Extreme relaxation of body and mind. Loss of strength, as if his lower limbs had been crushed. Excessive heaviness. Great weariness, with constant inclination to sit. Trembling and unsteady in the whole body and limbs. Faint and drowsy. Exhausted from talking. Sweats easily when walking during the languor. Nervousness. Intolerable uneasiness in the whole body. Hysteric spasms. Eclampsia of children during dentition. Epilepsy, with clenching of thumbs, pale face, loss of consciousness. Emaciation. Consumption.

CHARACTERISTIC PECULIARITIES.

Many pains, especially the drawing pains with pressure, commence lightly, increase gradually and to a very high degree, and decrease again as slowly. The symptoms seem to disappear when walking, they return immediately when at rest; the lassitude is greatest when walking.

SKIN.

Itching burning pricking over the whole body. Itching eruption over the whole body.

SLEEP.

Stretching of the arms and legs. A good deal of yawning when walking in the open air. Drowsiness. Uneasiness in the whole body. Anxious dreams. Confused, vivid dreams. Drowsy and dizzy in the morning.

FEVER.

Shuddering. Slight feeling of coldness and moderate shuddering, with goose-flesh on the arms and continued chattering of the teeth. Chilliness over the whole body. Chilliness over the back, in the evening, or only about the head, with thirst. Quickly- passing chilliness along the back. Great heat in the head, with hot forehead, sometimes with redness of the face, accompanied with a general, but slight heat of the whole body. Violent heat over the whole body, especially the chest and back. Burning heat in the limbs and particularly on the hands. Profuse sweat, for two nights, exhausting. Hectic fever. Worm fever. Pulse quick and small.

MORAL SYMPTOMS.

Sad, hypochondriac mood. Indescribable anguish and melancholy. Want of disposition to talk. Discouragement. Restlessness. Dullness of mind, paleness and dimness of sight. Dissatisfaction. Ill-humor.

SENSORIUM.

Dizziness of the whole head. Dullness of the head, as if catarrh would set in, with sneezing. Heaviness and dullness of the head, worse in the evening. Stupefying vertigo.

HEAD.

Headache, almost every morning, with want of appetite, nausea, and ill-humor. Pressure in the forehead, temple, and vertex, diminishing by external pressure. Pressure in the forehead. Stupefying aching pain in the brain over the eye-brows. Dizzy pressure through the whole head. Pain, the whole day, as if the temples would be crushed. Pain as if the forehead would be crushed. Boring in the occipital bones, with intensely painful heaviness Drawing through the forehead and vertex, with a sensation of pressure. Pressure with lacerating in the forehead. Pulsative stitching in the temple, with heat in the head, chilliness in the body, with slumber and loss of sense. Beating pain in the temples. Painful sensation, when shaking the head, as if the brain were loose. Humming in the head. Sense as of faintness in the head, and sleepiness. Pain, a from subcutaneous ulceration, in the outer parts of the head.

EYES.

Pressure in the eyes. Sudden, intensely painful, dull shocks on the outer side of the upper border of the orbit. Burning in the eyes. Nightly agglutination of the eye-lids, and weakness of the eyes in the daytime. Contraction of the eye-lids, with redness of the whites, and burning sensation. Jerking in the eyes. Faint, dim, sunken eyes.

EARS.

Dragging pain in the outer ear. Pressure in the outer part of the mastoid process. Boring pain in the right ear, with cold feet. Sensation in the ear as if blood were rushing through it.

NOSE.

Violent bleeding of the nose. Left nostril is closed, swollen, red, painful to the touch.

FACE.

Face pale and sunken, also with sunken eyes. Flushes of heat in the face. Stupefying pain in the face, especially in the forehead. Contractive pain in the bones of the face and teeth of the right side. Burning-itching stinging in the malar bones. Pain and swelling of the upper jaw. Itching pimples in the face.

JAWS AND TEETH.

Painful swelling of the submaxillary glands. The teeth feel elongated. Jerking pain in all the teeth. Looseness of the teeth.

MOUTH.

Yellowish mucus on the tongue. Foetid odor from the mouth and throat. Red tongue.

THROAT.

Sore throat, as if swollen, with feeling of dryness and a drawing tensive pain. Cutting in the pharynx, as with knives, when swallowing. Feeling of dryness and stinging in the throat. Scraping below the pit of the throat, internally. Scraping in the throat.

TASTE AND APPETITE.

Bitter-sour taste. Sweetish rising in the throat. Great appetite

and hunger. Increased thirst.

GASTRIC SYMPTOMS.

Great weakness of digestion. Frequent hiccough. Frequent empty eructations. Sour eructations, with subsequent roughness of the throat. Nausea and bitterness in the mouth. Nausea after a meal. Retching in the evening, followed by sour and afterwards bitter taste in the mouth. Retching, with sensation as of deranged stomach. Bitter bilious vomiting after eating soup. Sour vomiting. Vomiting of undigested food, after violent retching. Haematemesis.

STOMACH.

Pressure and crowded sensation in the pit of the stomach. Tensive pressure in the pit. Dull hard pressure under the last cartilages of the ribs. Cutting around the stomach. Spasmodic griping in the stomach and around the umbilicus, with constant nausea, and with anxious rising to the pit of the stomach. Chronic cardialgia, with bitter eructations, feeling of hunger, and diarrhoea. Cardialgia, with nausea and sickly complexion.

ABDOMEN.

Quickly-passing burning below the diaphragm. Hysteric and hypochondriac spasms in the region of the diaphragm and abdomen. Stinging in the region of the spleen. Simple pain in the hypochondria, followed by dull shocks. Sudden painful jerking in both sides below the true ribs. Stinging in the region of the liver. Pressure in the region of the liver. Pain in the abdomen, extending into the stomach and in both sides below the ribs. Drawing pressure in various parts of the abdomen. Tensive pain in the abdomen, towards the small of the back, most violent when stooping. Painful distention of the abdomen, with painful sensitiveness of the abdominal integuments to the touch. Bloatedness of the abdomen. Pinching cutting in the umbilical region, almost the whole day. Pinching in the umbilical region, as from a cold. Painful digging-up in the umbilical region. Sore feeling in the whole abdomen, worse when touched. Smarting pain in the abdomen. Pain of the abdomen, when touched, as from subcutaneous ulceration, with arrest of breathing. Dull stitches in the region of the kidneys, from without inward. Stinging pain in the hypogastrium. Burning pain in the abdomen. Feeling of emptiness in the abdomen, without hunger. Pressure in the inguinal glands, with swelling in that region.

STOOL.

Retention of stool. Frequent desire for stool. Unsuccessful desire for stool. Dry stool, in lumps. Dry stool, of large size, with violent cutting pains. Frequent and continuous desire, as if diarrhoea would set in. Greenish, scanty stool. Burning pain in the region of the liver after stool. Dull pressure in the rectum after stool. Discharge of mucus after stool. Aching pain in the rectum. Soreness and smarting at the anus, with fine stinging.

URINE.

Retention of urine. Frequent desire to urinate, with copious emission. After micturition, intensely-painful pressure in the neck of the bladder and along the urethra. Burning in the fore part of the urethra, especially when urinating.

MALE GENITAL ORGANS.

Burning in the interior of the genital organs. Burning pain in the glans, and shortly after desire to urinate. Pricking sensation in the glans.

FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS.

Prolapsus-vaginae. The menses are more profuse than usual. Pain in the region of the malar bone previous to the menses, when touching it. Discharge of transparent mucus from the vagina. Cessation of the leucorrhoeal discharge. Yellowish leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea with great loss of strength.

LARYNX AND TRACHEA.

Rough throat. Hoarseness; weakness and emptiness in the chest. Chronic catarrh, with roughness, weakness of the chest, dyspnoea, and cough, with expectoration. Mucus in the trachea, in the forenoon. Accumulation of mucus in the chest, with rattling breathing. Titillating creeping in the throat. Irritation in the trachea, during an inspiration. Short cough from time to time, a if from weakness of the chest, with hoarse, weak sound. Exhausting fits of cough, which occasioned a bruised sort of pain in the pit of the stomach. Dry concussing cough. Cough excited by reading, talking, or singing. Cough from lying on the right side. Cough from titillation in the chest. Oppression of the chest when coughing. Scraping in the throat, with greenish expectoration of a disagreeable sweetish taste, hoarse speech; after every cough, sore feeling in the chest and trachea. Violent cough, with expectoration and spitting of blood. Yellow expectoration from the trachea having a putrid taste. Expectoration having a putrid taste. Mucous phthisis. Consumptive cough.

CHEST.

Fit of asthma, short breathing, and anguish. Asthma at night, when lying on the back, and from exercise in the daytime. Asthma and want of breathing, when going up-stairs or performing the least motion. Asthma, as if the clothes were too tight. Wheezing and rattling in the chest. Oppressive weight in he upper part of the chest. Oppression of the chest, as if something were rising into the throat arresting the breathing. Short troublesome breathing, from weakness f the respiratory organs, with great emptiness of the chest. Pressure deep in the chest, as from a load. Constriction of the chest, in the evening, with anguish. Tension across the chest. Stitches in the chest and shoulder- joint when taking breath. Sharp, piercing prickings on the clavicle. Frequent cuttings through the chest, from the elbow upward. Aching in the whole chest, especially above the pit of the stomach, worse during an inspiration. Bruised pain in the chest, when at rest and in motion. Sore pain the whole chest, commencing in the throat. Feeling of weakness chest as if deprived of its contents, particularly after expectorating or talking. Digging-up pain in the chest, and thence descending into the abdomen, exciting a desire for stool.

BACK.

Violent creeping in the small of the back. Burning pressure in the small of the back. Stitching pinching in the back, in the region of the false ribs. Violent lacerating in the lumbar vertebrae. Fine pricking through the back, from within outward. Drawing pressure in the spine, below and between the scapulae, more violent during motion, especially when turning the body. Slow, intermittent, dull stitches between the scapulae, more violent during motion, especially when turning the body. Slow, intermittent, dull stitches between the scapulae.

NECK.

Itching prickings in the nape of the neck. Drawing in the nape of the neck. Pain in the nape of the neck when bending the head forward. Weakness of the muscles of the nape of the neck.

ARMS.

Compressive sensation in the shoulder. Paralytic lacerating in and below the shoulder-joint, more violent during motion. Paralytic pain, as if sprained, close below the shoulder-joint, only when at rest. Weariness in the arms and legs. Pain in the arm-joints as if sprained. Arms and fingers are almost entirely immovable. Paralytic weakness and oppressive heaviness of the arms, aggravated by every motion, and sometimes with want of breath. Transitory drawing from the elbow towards the upper arm. Lacerating, with pressure in both upper arms, in paroxysms. Tension and sore feeling in the tip of the elbow. Pain, as if sprained, in the wrist-joint. Jerking lacerating in the hand, proceeding from the fingers. Lacerating with pressure, at intervals, in the metacarpal and carpal bones. Weakness and trembling of the hands. Swelling of the hands, in the evening. Burning itching in the dorsum of the hand. Small, red, painless spots on the dorsa of both hands. Chilblains on the hand. Lacerating, with pressure in the posterior joints of the fingers. Cramp in the fingers. Pricking in the tips of all the fingers. Painful hang-nails.

LEGS.

Violent pain in the muscles around the hip-joint, when raising the thigh. Drawing in the hip. Pain as if sprained close below the hip-joint, in the thigh, only when walking. Uneasiness in the limbs. Paralytic heaviness and weakness in the limbs, especially in the thighs and knee-joints. Painful weariness of the lower limbs when standing. Bruised pain of the lower limbs. Itching pricking in the upper and inner side of the thigh. Pulsative dull pressure in the middle of the inner side of the thigh. Pain, as if sprained, in the thigh, below the hip-joint, when walking. Sudden stiffness of the knee. Drawing lacerating in the bone, from the knee to the middle of the thigh. Languor in the knee- joint, with drowsiness. Bruised pain in the bends of the knees and in the calves. Cold knees and feet. Drawing lacerating in the leg. Violent cramp in the calf, almost the whole night. Pulsative pressure in the tibia. Small swelling on the tibia, with a red point on it. Disagreeable heat in the feet, which can scarcely be felt the hand. Violent burning in the feet and hand. Reddish swelling of the feet, especially around the ankles. Sudden swelling around the ankles, in the evening. Creeping in the feet, as after a long walk.

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.