COCCULUS



A suffocating sensation, as if something were there that takes away the breath; the glottis is constricted. [Ts.Hb.]

Audible rattling as if in the left side of the chest, as from an emptiness there, especially perceptible on walking (aft. 3 h.). [Lr.]

255. She has no breath, must always breathe short, gasp. [Ts. Hb.]

Tightness of the chest and difficult respiration. [Hbg.]

Tensive constriction of the right side of the chest, which oppresses the breathing (aft. ½ h.).

Oppression of the chest especially in the upper part of the sternum, which impedes respiration (aft. 4 h.).

A whistling, snoring breathing, oppressed almost to suffocation, especially the inspiration; very slow breathing alternates with complete cessation of respiration, and the face is swollen as in apoplexy.

260. (Rawness and sore feeling in the chest.)

Aching pain in the middle of the sternum with anxiety, afterwards shooting pain in the sternum (aft. 3 h.).

In the middle of the sternum a pain as if a blunt instrument were pressed on it. [Gss.]

In the sternum a sudden pressure, as if from a push with the fist. [Hbg.]

On bending the body towards the right side, when sitting and standing, a dull drawing pain in the right side of the chest as long as the bending is continued. [Hnl.]

265. Reading aloud fatigues his chest to such a degree that he cannot continue reading without great effort. [Hnl.]

265. Reading aloud fatigues his chest to such a degree that he cannot continue reading without great effort. [Hnl.]

Stitches in the interior of the chest synchronous with the pulse, when sitting, lasting continuously for a quarter of an hour. [Bhr.]

When walking, an extraordinary violent stitch through the left side of the chest as far as the back. [Hnl.]

Anteriorly on the right false ribs intermittent blunt stitches. [Gss.]

Fine shooting pain in the right side of the chest (aft. 2 h.). [Hbg.]

Stitches in the right side (aft. 3 h.).

Stitches in the left side (aft. 3 h.0.

Fine stitches in both nipples (aft. ½ h.).

275. Shudder over the breasts (aft. 1/8 h.).

Some stitches in the left side of the chest, near the scrobiculus cordis, in the evening (aft. 24 h.).

In the articulations of the thorax, and in all the vertebrae, a penetrating pain, as if they were dislocated or spasmodically contracted, particularly when moving (aft. 20 h.).

A paralytic pain in the sacrum like weak back.

A paralytic pain in the sacrum with spasmodic drawing over the hips, which hindered him greatly when walking, with anxious timid disposition.

280. In the lumbar region, paralytic aching pain. [Gss.]

Bruised pain in the bones of the sacrum, not increased by touching.

Through the abdomen out to the lower part of the back, several stitches in the morning on bed.

Trembling in the back.

An itching in the back, in the evening after undressing, with an eruption of red pimples.

285. in the side through to the back a drawing pain when talking, walking, and stooping; when lying the drawing becomes worse for a few minutes; then goes off completely.

Aching pains in the back, especially on his left side (when sitting) (aft. 5 h.). [Lr.]

Drawing pains in the back.

Tearing pains in the back.

Boring pains in the back.

290. Pain in the back when standing, as if over-tired or sprained (aft. 12 h.0.

Paiin the spine as if it were broken.

Tearing pain betwixt the shoulders and spine, in the evening before going to bed. (aft. 26 h.0.

Immediately beneath the left scapula, drawing pains when standing and lying, worst in the morning(aft. 6 h.). [Fg.]

Under the left scapula intemittent aching paralytic pain, when at rest. [Gss.]

295. When he moves the shoulders, his back feels stiff and painful. [Gss.]

Shooting pain in the nape on moving the head backwards and forwards. [Hnl.]

Stitches in the scapulae from right to left.

Pressure in the scapulae from right to left.

Pressure in the scapulae and nape.

Painful cracking of the cervical vertebrae when moving the head.

300. After a meal, on raising the arm, a very severe drawing pain in the shoulder-joint and the shafts of the bones of the arm; on touching the parts they pain as if bruised and crushed.

In the shoulder-joint and in the muscles of the upper arm single stitches when at rest (aft. 1 h.).

Itching pricking in the left axilla, as from a flea. [Hnl.]

Under the shoulder a pimple which itches under the bed-clothes. [Hbg.]

Under the right shoulder, a sort of living crawling and throbbing, and a burning which extends to the fingers (aft. 1 h.).

305. In the shoulder and elbow-joints; as also in the shaft of the humerous between them, a pain compounded of crushing, tearing, and shooting, which is intolerable when at rest, with a sensation of heaviness; he dreads moving the arm and yet at rest, with a sensation of heaviness; he dreads moving the arm and yet the pain is alleviated by moving (aft. 5 h.).

Paroxysms of burning pain in the left arm.

Conclusions of the arms with the thumb turned into the fist.

During and after a meal, suffering in the arms as if asleep and paralysed (aft. 4 h.). [Hbg.]

During violent movement of the arms an acute paralytic pain, as if its bones were broken in two. [Gss.]

When he raises the upper arm it pains as if it was broken. [Gss.]

The shaft of humeri, just above the elbows, are as if bruised and have paralytic pains when moved. [Gss.]

The arm on which he lies in bed pains as if bruised. [Gss.]

315. In the shaft of the left humerus, a digging (undulatory drawing) bruised pain. [Gss.]

Drawing in the humerous with bruised pain. [Gss.]

Twitching in the muscles of the left upper arm. [Hnl.]

Pulse-like visible twitching in the muscles of the left upper arm, and immediately afterwards above the elbow of the right arm. [Hnl.]

Stitches in the right upper arm. [Hbg.]

320. On the outer side of the left upper arm below the head of the humerus, intermitting, obtusestitches (like blows). [Gss.]

While eating the right arm gives him great pain, it is very heavy and tired, when he tries to raise it up high.

Sudden; paralytic pain in the bend of the right elbow. [Gss.]

Continued shooting in the left elbow (4th d.). [Hnl.]

Shooting pan in the outer side of the left forearm down to the little finger. [We.]

325. Pressive pain on the right forearm.[We.]

In the anterior muscles of the forarm, intermitting, very acute, almost tearing, paralytic aching, especially when at rest.

In the radius of the forearm, a pain as from dislocation, when moved or touched.

The forearm gone asleep, with a sensation in the hand, as if it were swollen, and a constrictive pain in the muscles; the fingers are cold, with an internal sensation of icy coldness (aft. 3 h.).

Cold sweat now on one, now on the other hand.

330. Sweaty hands (immediately).

Sometimes one hand, sometimes the other, is as if insensible and asleep.

Sometimes one hand, sometimes the other, is alternately hot and cold (aft. ¼ h.).

On the border of the hand where the little finger ends, a blister, which comes on in the night, and the following day bursts (aft. 5 d.).

Her hand trembles while eating, and all the more the higher she raises it. [Bhr.]

335. Spasmodic pain on the outer side of the right hand and the fourth fingers, with some heat of the hand. [We.]

Cramp-like contraction of the finger. [Gss.]

Cramp-like pain in the right little finger when writing. [Lr.]

Cramp-like shooting pain from behind forwards in the right index. [We.]

Painful paralytic twitching through the fingers (6th d.). [Gss.]

340. Tearing, boring, drawing pain in the fingers.

A deep, penetrating, tickling itching on the ball of the thumb, not alleviated by scratching and rubbing (aft. 16 h.).

In the right nates a nipping when sitting; it afterwards changes into obtuse blows. [Gss.]

Shooting pain in the left hip-joint, when walking (5th d.). [Hnl.]

On turning the thigh, a cracking and painful sensation in the left hip-joint, especially observed when walking (aft. 24 h.0. [Hnl.]

345. Repeated stitches on the outside of the left hip-joint.[Hnl.]

Twitching in the muscles around the right hip-joint. [Hnl.]

In the left hip-bone, intermitting aching, paralytic pain. [Gss.]

In the middle of the left thigh, intermitting aching bruised pain. [Gss.]

Shooting pain in the bone of the whole right thigh, only when walking. [Hnl.]

350. When sitting violent pulsating stitches on the outer side of the left thigh, that caused involuntary movements. [Hnl.]

Paralytic numb feeling traverses in paroxysms the left leg from the middle of the thigh downwards.

Numb feeling from the thigh over the knee downwards. [Gss.]

Paralytic drawing in the thighs with weakness in the knees, as if they would bend under him. [Gss.]

Paralytic feeling in the left thigh, worst when at rest. [We.]

355. The thighs feel paralysed and bruised. [Gss.]

When he walks round in a circle towards the left, the inner side of the left thigh pains as if bruised. [Gss.]

When he lifts up the thighs they pain as if broken. [Gss.]

On commencing to walk after sitting, the thighs pain as if bruised. [Gss.]

When he raises the legs while sitting, the thighs are very acutely painful as if bruised. [Gss.]

360. Constrictive not painful sensation done the thigh, sometimes attended by a sensation as if it would become rigid; the constriction then extends downwards in the muscles of the leg below the hough. [Gss.]

Drawing pains in the feet.

Tearing pains in the feet.

Boring pains in the feet.

Paralytic insensibility of the lower extremities (aft. 24 h.).

365. A boil on the inner side of the thigh (aft. 12 h.).

(On kneeling down, a trembling in the thighs.)

Cracking of the knee when moving (immediately).

On rising up after sitting, an intolerable drawing pain in the knee.

Stitches in the knee.

370. In the patella, a drawing, tearing pain.

Violent stitch in the left knee-joint (aft. 27 h.). [Hnl.]

In the outer side of the left knee-joint, a continued stitch, while walking (6th d.). [Hnl.]

At night when bending the knees, cramp in the calves.

Tensive pain in the calves while moving.

375. While sitting, violent stitches in the skin of the left knee, the calf and the ankle-joint, when walking; it went off when standing, but returned when walking. [Hnl.]

Great lassitude in the knees, as if after a long walk, frequently recurring (immediately). [We.]

Under the left knee, feeling as if he had tied his garter too tightly on the leg. [Gss.]

Constrictive sensation on the outer side of the left leg, more numb than painful. [Gss.]

380. On the outer side of the left leg downwards, a dull, undulating paralytic pain. [Gss.]

While walking after sitting, the left foot falls asleep, and he has pricks in it as with many pins. [Gss.]

While sitting both feet fall asleep. [Gss.]

Swelling of the feet in the evening.

Cold sweat on the feet.

385. Heat and swelling of the feet, with incessant eroding itching.

Itching in the ankle-joint.

Violent pain as if dislocated, in the ankle-joint, when moving.

Bruised pain on the dorsum of the foot, when bending the foot upwards, and when touching it (aft. 3 h.).

Tearing jerks and tearing in the hitherto painless corn, when at rest in the evening.

390. Pain in the proximal joint of the big toe, as if a chilblain were about to come there, and like a boil; painful also when touched.

Tearing pain in the big toe, even when at rest.

Drawing pain in the right toes (aft. 4 h.). [Hbg.]

Eroding pain in the toes (aft. 3h.).

Pain on the inner part of the heel, as if in the heel-bone, just as though it was bruised (aft. ½ h.).

395. The muscles of the limbs are painful when touched (aft. 24 h.).

Here and there burning obtuse stitches. [Gss.]

Here and there in the skin, burning itching pricks as if from fleas. [Hnl.]

When he touches with the fingers the affected part (that was previously swollen and inflamed) he has fine pricks in it, as if he pressed upon it with a pin’s point.

Itching on the skin of the body, especially in the evening, when undressing.

400. When undressing, violent smarting itching, as after profuse sweat, in the skin of the whole body, compelling him to scratch (aft. 16 h.). [Lr.]

Itching in the skin under the bed-clothes; after scratching it becomes more tickling. [Hbg.]

Itching and burning here and there in the skin, especially on the inner side of the thighs, as if from nettles; also eruption of pimples there, which have shooting pain when touched.

At night itching on various parts, after scratching these parts are painful.

At night an itching sometimes on the chest, from the scrobiculus cordis to the neck, sometimes on the tibia and under the shoulders; after scratching serum exudes from the parts (aft. 4 h.).

405. Single pimples which fill with pus and afterwards dry up and disappear, above the nose, on the temples, on the chest and between the scapulae.

Eruption of red miliary papules on the face, on the back and on the chest, which itch in the warmth (not when taking off the clothes).

Pimple-like, hard pustules, which contain no fluid, have a red areola, and all day itch with burning pain, on the limbs, wrist, and back of fingers.

Eruption of red miliary papules on the face, on the back and on the chest, which itch in the warmth (not when taking off the clothes).

Pimple-like, hard pustules, which contain no fluid, have a red areola, and all day itch with burning pain, on the limbs, wrist, and back of fingers.

Eruption of red, shapeless spots on the skin, as if coloured with red wine, over the whole of the chest, and on sides of the neck behind the ears, without heat or other sensation.

Excites tearing pain in indurated glandular swellings.

410. Excites shooting pains and heat, in cold glandular swellings, at least when they are touched.

All the symptoms and sufferings, especially in the head, are aggravated by drinking, eating, sleeping, and speaking.

The symptoms are exceptionally aggravated by smoking tobacco.

The symptoms are increased by coffee.

After drinking, flying heat in the face.

415.The symptoms, especially the headache, are much aggravated by cold air.

Haemorrhages. [RUMPF, Amboin., (General statement of effects of C. This symptom not found.) v, p. 35.]

He shuns the open air.

The open air feels too cold to him.

Intolerance of cold and warm air.

420. Intolerance of the open air, with heat and redness of the cheeks (aft. 4 h.).

Pain of the limbs when moving, as if they were crushed or broken.

Subsultus (palpitation) of single muscular parts, especially on the lower extremities, as after a long journey on foot. [Gss.]

Here and there in the limbs an acute paralytic drawing, continuous and in jerks, as if in the bone. [Gss.]

425. Internal pain of the limbs, increased by touching and external presture (aft. 24 h.).

Drawing pain in the limbs of the left side.

Drawing pain in the limbs and abdominal muscles, as after taking cold.

Cracking and creaking in the joints.

The joints crack when walking. [Hbg.]

430. Painful stiffness of all the joints, at one time in the hands and fingers, at another in the knees and ankle-joints, for two days (aft, 24 h.). [Fg.]

Painful stiffness of the joints (aft.1 and 8 h.)

Falling asleep of the feet and hands alternately, in short paroxysms.

Tendency to tremble (aft. 1 and 6 h.).

Trembling in all the limbs.

435. Want of vital spirits.

The limbs are as if paralysed.

Paralytic immobility of the limbs with drawing pains, apparently in the bones.

Attacks of paralytic weakness with backache.

Hemiplegia of the left side.

440. A kind of epilepsy; he comes into the room with a cheerful countenance and sits down, when he feels as if intoxicated; thereupon he becomes quiet and stares long at one point, not replying to questions; he then falls unconscious to the ground and curls himself up with unintelligible whinings: “Ah! Au! Au! Ah! Brr,” &c. The urine comes away involuntarily; the limbs and all the body are shaken by spasmodic starts, and the outstretched hands are bent convulsively inwards; at the same time he has choking of a jerking and spasmodic character in the throat, with mouth half open, as if he were about to vomit, with frothy foam at the mouth; the hands are cold, the face covered with cold sweat ands spasmodically contorted, the eyes glassy and protruded. He then stands up, but does not answer questions, but shows his teeth and bellows at those questions, but shows his teeth and bellows at those questioning him; will not allow himself to be touched, but endeavours to strike those about him and wrestle with them; the expression of the countenance is that of furious rage; at last he grunts and groans, until after a quarter of an hour he gradually recovers and regains consciousness. This is followed by disinclination for all food, even such as he formerly liked best (aft. ¼ h.). [Gss.]

The slightest movement causes loss of strength; the least thing fatigues him.

Very exhausted by a short walk.

She is so weak that she must sit down to an easy work she used to do standing. [Bhr.]

The knees are like to give under him from weariness; when walking he staggers and would fall to one side. [We.]

445. Painful paralytic feeling in the arms and legs; she can hardly rise from the seat; at the same time loss of appetite. [Gss.]

Exhaustion of the body, especially when sitting. [Hnl.]

Extraordinary weakness of the body when walking. [Hnl.]

Great exhaustion of the body, so that it was an exertion to him to stand steady. [Hnl.]

In the morning, about 9 o’clock, such heaviness in the limbs, and such great fatigue in the whole body, that she cannot ward off sleep – for several days at the same time. [Bhr.]

450. Syncope. (Not found.) [JOHN HILL, l. c.]

On moving the body, syncope, with spasmodic distortion of the facial muscles.

Extreme weakness.

Laziness with silence.

The slightest interruption to sleep causes loss of strength; he misses every hour of sleep.

455. Desire to lie down.

After lying down in bed, constant yawning and stretching of the limbs. [Hbg.]

Interrupted, short yawning, for which he cannot draw sufficient breath.

Much yawning towards evening.

Violent yawning.

460. Forcible yawning with a cracking in he internal ear.

Somnolence (sopor).

Unconquerable, waking sleepy stupefaction (coma vigil).

(Whilst sleeping he lies prone on the abdomen.)

When asleep he lays one arm under the head (aft. 4 h.).

465. Frequent waking out of sleep, as from fright. [Lr.]

He frequently wakes up at night with a sensation of being too warm.

At night sleepless, restlessness in the whole body; pricking and stinging here and there.

Many ideas about his daily business prevented him sleeping for an hour; he woke about 1 o’clock and could not go to sleep again. [Hnl.]

470. He wakes up at night with fear, as if he were afraid of ghosts.

Very vivid, fear-exciting dreams (aft. 2 h.).

Dreams of dying and of death.

Dream of having done something bad.

Vivid, unremembered dreams. [Lr.]

475. He dreams that his knees are swollen and painful. [We.]

She cries out anxiously in her sleep, calls her mother and sisters, with rapid, anxious respiration; she clutches with her hands about the bed, and strikes out with her hands; at the same time she opens her eyes and distorts them, without waking up, and moves her head about constantly, especially towards the left side. [We.]

The sleep is interrupted by frequent starting up and waking.

Frightful anxiety like a dream, which frustrates every attempt to fall sleep.

He would like to sleep until the day is advanced, and is also very sleepy by day.

480. He sleeps in the morning until late in day; the eyes will not open in the morning; he is awake but cannot get up nor open the eyes.

In the morning after waking laziness and disinclination to speak. [Hbg.]

In the morning he has not slept enough and yawns incessantly. [Hbg.]

Shivering in the evening in the back.

Chill in the back, as if it was touched here and there with ice, which is not removed by the warmth of the stove.

485. Shivering on the lower part of the body (very soon).

In the afternoon rigor over the whole body.

In the morning (about 8 a.m.) rigor for half an hour, with out thirst and not followed by heat.

General coldness, without rigor, with bluish hands (the first h.).

Repeated though short shiverings, especially through the lower extremities (immediately).[Gss.]

490. Shiver running through the whole body. [Gss.]

In the evening, along with longing for stimulating strengthening food, he is suddenly affected with internal chilliness, so that he trembles, and yet he is not externally cold to the touch. [Gss.]

The hands feel cold when held to the face, but warm to one another. [Gss.]

Trembling in all the limbs, always with chilliness, which does not go off in the warm room, especially in the evening. [Fg.]

He has a cold shiver over the back, although sitting near the warm stove (8th d.). [Hnl.]

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.