Magnetis Polus arcticus – Medicine

Magnetis Polus arcticus [M-arct]…


      (North-pole of the magnet).

General symptoms

      Continuous digging-up stitches in various parts, becoming sharper and more painful, in proportion as they penetrate more deeply into the flesh.

Darting jerks in the part touched by the magnet (immediately).

Tremulous, vibrating, numb sensation.

Sensation as if the blood were rushing to the place touched by the magnet, as if the blood would come out there.

Twitching in the adjoining parts.

Twitching and beating near the part touched by the magnet.

Tensive sensation in the adjoining parts.

Bruised pain in the adjoining parts, and as if one had carried a heavy burden.

Creeping in the adjoining parts as if they were going to sleep.

Tremulousness through the whole body, especially in the feet.

Tremor in the part touched by the magnet (immediately).

Nervousness with trembling, uneasiness in the limbs, great distension of the abdomen, anxiety, solicitude, and great nervous weakness.

Sensation of coldness in the part which was touched by the magnet.

Warm sensation in the adjoining parts.

Drawing in the periosteum of all the bones, as is felt at the commencement of an intermittent fever (but without chilliness or heat). In the right side of the tongue, in the neck and across the foot he feels a sudden drawing, or a movement to and fro, and jerks resembling stitches.

Heaviness in single limbs (with a sensation as if their strength had increased).

Sensation of dryness and tightness in the body, with want of strength.

He is very faint, had to rest himself while walking in the open air, and was melancholy and desponding.

The faintness, the bruised and painful sensation in the limbs were worse in the open air.

In the morning there was a general faintness with a sweat as of anguish; want of appetite at dinner; he had to lie down, afterwards diarrhoea.

In the morning she felt so languid that she was scarcely able to drag herself along, as if oppressed by a sultry atmosphere.


      (Vertigo, sensation as if she would fall in every direction.) Vertiginous motion in one side of the head.

After having gone up stairs, she feels a motion from the center of the brain towards either ear like the pendulum of a clock.

Sensation as if his understanding were arrested, and as if something were pressing his brain down, and the eyes out, a sort of fainting turn.

Sensation of intoxication, like a humming in the head.

Dullness of the head with desire for open air.

Weak memory, but he feels cheerful.


      Two days in succession he wakes from his siesta with a violent headache, as if the brain were bruised and obtuse; the headache decreases after he is fully awake, and disappears gradually after rising.

Headache, consisting in a sore and bruised pain in the surface of the brain, in the sinciput and in one of the temples.

The head feels bruised and as if dashed to pieces in one of the hemispheres.

A shock in one side of the head in the morning in bed.

Sensation as if the head were pressed down by a load.

Pressure as from something hard in several parts of the brain. (A good deal of heat in the head).

Disagreeable, compressive sensation in the head, and as if one part of the brain were pressed in.

The head is concussed by the sound of a hammer.

Headache, especially when raising or moving the eyes.

Tensive sensation in the brain behind the forehead, extending down to the root of the nose.

Stitches in the upper part of the forehead, in the morning after rising, until afternoon.

Headache, as if the temples were pressed asunder.

Violent headache the whole afternoon, as if the brain were pressed asunder.

Rush of blood to the head, and suffusion of heat in the cheeks.

Drawing-boring pain in the right temple, accompanied with a spasmodic pain below the right malar bone.

Pressure in the right temple, when walking in the open air, causing a dullness of the head.

Aching pain over the left temporal region, externally.

Tearing in the head behind the right ear, with sensation as of a shock, gradually moving to the front of the head, when walking in the open air.

Pushing tearing in the head behind the left ear when sitting.

Tension of the scalp as if firmly adhering to the skull, causing a dullness of the head (for several hours.) Pressure in the articulation of the condyles of the occiput with the atlas from within outward, obliging him to bend the head forward constantly.

Aching pain in the left side of the forehead.

Aching pain in the outer parts over the right eyebrow.

Tubercles on the hairy scalp, painful when touched.

Smarting itching of the hairy scalp.


      Cold movements as of a cold breath in the eyes.

The eyes protrude.

Staring look.

Fine prickings in the left eye.

Burning, continuous stitch in the upper eyelid.

Vesicle on the margin of the upper eyelid, pressing on the eye.

Painful sensitiveness of the eyelids when reading.

Itching in the inner canthus and in the margin of the eyelids.

Painful feeling of dryness in the eyelids in the morning on waking.

Jerking and drawing in the eyelids.

Drawing in the eyelids with lachrymation.

Pricking in the eyelids.

Agglutination of the eyelids in the morning.

Lachrymation early in the morning.

Excessive lachrymation; the light of the sun is intolerable.

Dilation of the pupils, they contract but little in the light (immediately).

Contraction of the pupils during the first hours.

Stinging in the canthus and the left cheek.

Sensation as of sand in the eye.

Itching in the eye.

Burning in the weak right eye; it became red and filled with water ( the magnet being held in contact with the weak right eye for a quarter of an hour.).

Coldness in the weak eye for three or four minutes (the magnet being held in contact with that eye for two minutes).

Coldness of the weak eye, as if the eye were a piece of ice; as the coldness passed off a long-continued pricking was felt in the eye.

Pricking sensation in the eye, resembling the tick of a watch.

Uneasy motion of the eye, with a good deal of water accumulating in either eye.

Sensation as of a cobweb in front of the eyes.

Glare in the eye as of a shooting star.

Formication between the two eyes.

Strong drawing over the eye, in the surface of the cheek, ear, extending into the upper maxillary bone (the magnet being in contact with the eye).


      Stitch darting from the Eustachian tube to the interior of the ear (when stooping).

Fine ringing in the opposite ear (immediately).

A few tearings in the interior of the right ear, resembling otalgia.

Whizzing and a drawing sensation in the ear.

Tightness of the tympanum.

Crackling in the ear as of burning, dry wood (when holding the magnet in the ear).

Warmth and roaring in the ear, as when water is boiling and bubbling (holding the magnet in the ear).

Ringing in the ear of the same side.

Heat and pricking sensation in the ear (holding the magnet in the ear).

A kind of deafness, as if a pellicle had been drawn over the right ear, after which heat is felt in the ear.


      Illusion of smell; he imagined the room smelled of fresh whitewash and dust, he imagines the room smells of rotten eggs, or of the contents of a privy.

Violent bleeding at the nose, for three afternoons in succession, increasing every afternoon, and preceded by an aching pain in the forehead.

Sore pain in the nostrils, even without touching or moving them.

Redness and heat of the tip of the nose, followed by hot, red, circumscribed spots on the cheeks.

Pimples on the right wing of the nose, with a stinging- itching sensation.


      Intensely-painful tightness in the face, extending as far as the tonsils.

Drawing in the left cheek.

Innumerable prickings in the cheek, with feeling of heat, without any heat being perceptible to others.

Suffusion of heat in the cheeks, with rush of blood to the head. Tubercle in the face, near the nose, feeling sore when touched; when not touched, a few rare slow stitches are felt in



      Sore pain in the left corner of the mouth, when moving it, as if an ulcer would form.

Slow, extremely sharp and painful prickings in the lower lip.

Small pimples on the inner surface of the upper lip.

Itching in the forepart of the tongue, obliging one to rub and scratch.

Accumulation of saliva in the mouth (immediately).

Pain in the left upper incisors, as if something hard were pressing upon them, breaking them.

Pain of the incisors on inspiring air.

Toothache when eating, the teeth feel loose, and as if they would bend over.

Painful humming in the hollow teeth of the lower jaw, worse on the right side, the toothache ceases during eating.


      Eructation, with a sort of painful jerk.

Frequent eructations of mere air.

The magnet seems to favor acidity of the stomach.

The tongue is very much coated and covered with mucus; aversion to milk.

Stomach feels as if deranged; food weights heavily in his stomach.

Sudden griping in the pit of the stomach.

Throbbing in the pit of the stomach (immediately).

Sensation in the epigastric region and in the stomach, as if the walls of the stomach were sensitive to pain.

Drawing in the pit of the stomach, extending into the right chest.


      She is waked in the night by a pressure in the abdomen as from a stone.

Drawing pain in the abdomen.

Warmth in the umbilical region, causing an anxiety; followed by a sensation as if vomiting would come on.

Coldness in the abdomen (immediately after touching the magnet).

Shocks and jerks proceeding from the abdomen and extending through the chest into the throat (immediately).

A few jerks in the abdomen, like a sort of rumbling, as if something were falling down in the abdomen at intervals (immediately).

A few stitches in the side of the abdomen, and movement in the abdomen as if diarrhoea would come on.

Spasmodic contractive sensation in the hypogastrium, externally and internally, early in the morning.

Pinching, especially in the epigastrium, directly after supper.

Violent, continuous pinching, as from incarcerated flatulence, at a small place in the left side of the abdomen.

Flatulent colic immediately after supper, sharp pressure in every part of the abdomen from within outward, as if the abdomen would burst, relieved when sitting perfectly still.

Flatulent colic early in the morning, immediately after waking; the flatulence was pressed upward toward the hypochondriac region, with tensive pains in the whole abdomen, causing a hard pressure here and there, accompanied with a qualmishness and nausea which proceeded from the abdomen, and was felt both in motion and when at rest.

Continuous aching-pinching pain in the whole hypogastric region, like a sort of colic, but without any perceptible flatulence; it disappears neither by motion nor rest, or eating and drinking, but is excessively increased by reflection and mental exertions, and is in that case accompanied with nausea; the colic is somewhat diminished by strict rest, but it disappears entirely in the space of an hour by touching the zinc.

In the evening and morning he feels a pressure as from flatulence in various parts of the bowels, resembling a pressure on a bruised spot, accompanied with a similar pressure in various parts of the brain; both the headache and colic disappear immediately after the emission of flatulence; the headache and colic return with the return of flatulence, which makes one moreover feel ill-humored, the flatulence has a fetid smell.

(The south pole removed the painful uneasiness in the abdomen, and the headache, within the space of an hour.)

He wakes in the night with a violent colic; it is a sort of continuous, intolerably hard pressure in the pit of the stomach and the hypochondria, continuing to rise in the chest, and increasing in violence up to the pit of the throat, where the breathing threatens to be arrested (this condition was soon relieved by the hands being imposed on the chest with a strong will – a sort of self mesmerism), the spasm abated, and rest and sleep were restored by a strong but easily emitted flatulence.

Gurgling in the abdomen as if a quantity of flatulence were incarcerated, causing a writhing sensation, which rises up to the pit of the stomach, and causes eructations.

Severe cutting stitches, when walking in the open air, in the middle of the hypogastrium, from below upward.

Stitches in the right lumbar region.

Stitches in the left groin from within outward, in the region of the superior spinous process of the ilium (immediately).

Cutting pain in the left groin, in the region of the abdominal ring, with a feeling of weakness in that region.

Relaxed condition of the abdominal ring, increasing from day to day; hernia threatens to protrude, especially when coughing.

Sore pain in the abdominal ring, when walking.

Boring pain above the left abdominal ring, from within outward, as if hernia would protrude.

Inguinal hernia.


      Drawing, almost dysenteric pain in the hypogastrium, early in the morning, followed by difficult expulsion of the very thick feces.

Blood comes away with stool twice a day.

Sharp pressure in the rectum.

Stinging-pinching in the rectum.

Aching – pressing pain in the rectum (not in the anus) after midnight, while slumbering, lasting for hours and disappearing after being wide awake.

Urinary organs

      Dark urine. The secretion of urine decreases in the first hours, but increases after the lapse of twenty-four hours.

Copious emissions of urine. (Relaxed condition of the neck of the bladder from one o’clock at noon until eight o’clock in the evening; the urine dropped out involuntarily.).

Respiratory organs

      Dry cough causing a painful rawness in the chest, especially in the night after getting warm in bed, having been chilly first.

Racking and spasmodic cough while falling asleep, hindering sleep.

Suffocative, spasmodic cough about midnight.

The desire to cough is seated in the finest and most remote bronchial ramifications, where nothing can be got loose by the cough; the mucus which is thrown off is secreted in a higher region, the titillation remaining the same, in as much as it has its seat lower down; hence the cough is very fatiguing and racking; even the head is concussed, and the whole body becomes warm, after which a general exhalation sets in until morning, when the cough abates.

Unceasing (not titillating) irritation, inducing coughing, in the evening, in bed, immediately after lying down, the cough being short and dry; the irritation is not momentarily diminished by the cough, as is the case in other kinds of cough; this unceasing irritation can only be removed by suppressing the cough, even by a firm, determined will.

He was obliged to breathe spasmodically with deep and intermittent inspirations, as if his breathing became arrested, at the same time he felt a desire to inspire as much air as possible, and was covered with sweat all over.

Momentary violent turns of cough; three or four. When walking in the open air the cough becomes much worse, and assumes a suffocative character.


      Sudden oppression of the chest, with anxiety.

Itching of the nipples.

A few violent beats of the heart.

Burning or sharp stitches in the region of the heart.

Burning stitches, first in the region of the dorsal muscles, afterwards in the side of the chest, and lastly in the fore part of the right chest.

Pressure in the region of the heart (immediately).

Sharp stitches in the left muscles of the chest, on moving the arm.

Stitches in the left side of the chest.

Crampy contractive pain through the chest, causing a tremulous anxious breathing, especially the inspiration, when leaning over upon the arms and looking out at the window.

Anxiety and qualmishness about the chest.

When walking in the open air he imagines that heat is entering the chest, passing through the pharynx.

When walking in the open air, he feels a pricking in the left side of the chest.

Continuous stitch in the left side of the chest in the evening.


      Cracking or cracking in the cervical vertebrae, especially in the atlas, during motion.

Pain as if bruised in the middle of the spine, when bending the spine backward.

Gurgling and creeping sensation between the scapulae.

Twitching in the posterior lumbar muscles.

Pain as if bruised in the left shoulder-joint both during motion and rest, painless when touching it.

Upper Extremities

      Trembling of the arm, the hand whereof is touched by the magnet.

Cramp-like sensation in the arm, and as if it had gone to sleep.

The left arm is much heavier than the right.

The upper arm which is not touched by the magnet is very heavy.

Itching above the elbow, consisting in a fine stinging and smarting, not diminished by scratching, as if a mosquito had bite him there; the scratching causes a burning.

Jerking in the affected upper arm (the arm and foot seemed to him dead).

Sensation of stiffness in the elbow-joint.

Audible cracking in the elbow-joint during motion (immediately).

Pleasant feeling in the arm-joint, as if it enjoyed rest after great weariness.

Heaviness in the upper limbs, as if the veins contained lead (immediately).

Feeling of heaviness in the arm which touches the magnet.

Violent coldness in the arm over which the magnet had been moved (in a female in magnetic sleep, after being touched with the north pole magnet.) Prickling pain in the arm as far as the shoulder, especially in the long bones of the forearm.

Sore pain in the right shoulder when walking in the open air.

Sensation in the arm and hand as if they had gone to sleep (immediately).

Stitches in the forearm near the wrist-joint.

Pressure in the left radius, in the evening, as after a blow.

Pressure and drawing in the wrist-joint, with uneasiness in the forearm, obliging him to bend the arm continually.

Stiffness and rigidity in the right tarsal and carpal joints, at night when in bed.

Trembling of the hand which touches the magnet, and of the foot of the opposite side.

Painful and almost burning itching in the dorsum of the middle phalanx of the little finger, as if the part had been frozen; the place was painful to the touch.

Fine, frequent prickings in the affected spot, and the tip of every finger; worst in the evening after lying down.

Drawing in the fingers from below upwards, with creeping in the fingers immediately; directly after he felt somewhat desponding.

Pain in the finger joints, as if they had been strained by bending them over.

Buzzing in the finger which is in contact with the magnet.

Twitchings in the finger in contact with the magnet, afterwards extending into the arm, with a kind of heaviness in the arm.

Stitches in the muscles of the hollow of the left hand, when walking in the open air.

The fingers go to sleep.

Creeping in the tip of the left index-finger.

Jerking in the thumb which is touched by the magnet, as if there were pulsation in the thumb.

Lower Extremities

      Bruised pain in the hip-joints, aggravated by contact.

Tearing, with pressure and a sensation of strangulation in some parts of the muscles of the thigh when walking or sitting.

Tearing with pressure in the outer side of the knee down to the outer ankle.

Painful sensation in the skin of the calf when walking.

Burning pulsative stitches in the calf.

Great languor of the lower limbs.

The left leg goes to sleep after sitting, when rising, and especially when standing.

Weariness and numbness of the lower limbs as if they had gone to sleep, without tingling.

Excessive weakness of the lower limbs, when walking, as if they would break.

Drawing in either knee and in the right lower limb.

Stitch in the anterior muscles of the right thigh, from above downwards.

Voluptuous itching of the left thigh, on the anterior and internal surface, but more on the former.

Stitches in the tendons of the left thigh, toward the bend of the knee.

Rigid tension in the hamstrings, when rising from a seat, as if too short.

Painless buzzing in the left leg, with sensation of heaviness, as if the leg had gone to sleep.

Pain in the upper part of the toes, as if they had become sore by walking.

Sore pressure in the corns, which had been painless heretofore, when pressing the feet ever so little.

Sore pain in the heel.

Occasional pain in the heel, like pressure.

Violent pressing around the ankle of the ulcerated foot.

Sudden lancinations in the heels, big toe and calf when sitting.

Painful crawling in the toes of the right foot.

Voluptuous itching under the toes of the left foot.


      Excessive spasmodic yawning with pain in the articulation of the left jaw, as if it were on the point of being dislocated.

Sopor: several times he was attacked with a sudden sensation as if he ought to shut his eyes, and as if he were going to fall into a pleasant sleep, an irresistible sensation which threatened to deprive him suddenly of consciousness.

In the evening he fell into a deep sleep, all his limbs felt paralyzed or bruised.

Constant drowsiness in the day-time.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.