Hahnemann’s proving symptoms of homeopathy remedy Magnetis Polus Australis from Materia Medica Pura, which Samuel Hahnemann wrote between 1811 to 1821…

(South pole of the magnet.)

Confusion of the head.

An unsteadiness and instability of the mind; the ideas cannot be properly fixed, objects hover only half observed before the senses and are not sufficiently noticed and appreciated, and the judgements and resolves are hesitating, which produces a kind of anxious and restless state of the disposition. (Touching metallic zinc brings this derangement of the mental faculties again into order.)

Imagination obtuse, memory good. [Hsch]

Giddy in the head, as from intoxication, as if he would stagger and reel when walking; also somewhat giddy when sitting.

5. Rush of blood to the head, without heat.

Heaviness of the head and fine formication or digging in it.

A fine digging and formication in the brain combined with heaviness of the head.

Headache; at the top of the head or in both temples, an aching (a lively, violent pain) like catarrh, which is bad when sitting upright, and worst on shaking the had and thinking, slighter when walking, but more alleviated and almost going off when stooping forwards and bending backwards (in the first hours). [Stf.]

Headache in the occiput, which is worst in the room, but goes off in the open air (in the first house). [Stf.]

10. Formication on the left side of the head towards the upper part. [Kr.]

Heaviness in the upper part of the head. [Hsch.]

At the top of the head in the crown, a creeping as if something ran about there, and somewhat like tearing.

Shocks in both temples.

In the right side of the forehead, a pain compounded of tearing and beating (aft. ΒΌ h.).

15. Superiorly over the temple, a couple of shocks combined with tearing pain.

Headache: tearing pain behind the left ear. [Fz.]

Tearing on a small spot of the left temple.

A drawing tearing pain in the left side of the brain, which resembles a slow burning stitch (aft. 3 h.).

An aching here and there in the occiput.

20. In front in the middle of the forehead, a creeping mingled with stitches, in the evening (aft. 8 h.).

A transient obtuse shooting pain in the left side of the forehead (aft. 20 h.).

A sharp-pointed, outward-pressing pain in the left side of the head, a continued stitch combined with pressure (aft. 2 h.). (relieved by the north pole).

Headache all over the brain, simple and tensive pain, which came on when walking in the open air, and soon went off in the room.

(Headache, in the evening just before going to sleep, with dry heat in the hands.)

25. At night when lying, throbbing in the right side of the head like a pulse.

Twitching in the head.

A spasmodic contractive headache in the region between the eyebrows.

Externally on the hairy scalp, a place which pains as if bruised, still more painful when touched.

The skin of the forehead is as if dried. [Kr.]

30. (A tension in the affected side of the face.) (On touching the south pole with the tip of the tongue.)

(A glandular lump in the nape inflames quickly, the skin round it pained as if sore, and could not bear the slightest touch.)

The skin in the region around the eyes pains as if sore. [Kr.]

Slow burning stitch in the border of the eyelid (aft. 2 h.).

When held to the weak eye (slight and short coldness in the eye, but) severe itching in the eyelids. [WEBER, l. c.]

35. Watering of the (touched) eye.

In the eye, a throbbing and itching. [WEBER, l. c.]

Weeping of the eyes.

Watery eyes occasionally.

In the morning the eyes are gummed up, [WEBER, l. c.]

40. In the morning and evening sore pain, especially in the outer canthus of the eye and on moving the eyelids, as if a hair lay in the eye; a kind of inflammation of the border of the eyelids (aft. 16, 24 h.).

A painful sore dryness of the eyelids, felt especially when moving them, chiefly in the evening and morning.

Swelling of a Meibomian gland on the border of the left lower eyelid (in the morning) as if a stye would come, the pain is only aching.

Smarting in the inner canthi (in the morning) (aft. 48 h.).

Aching in the eye for a minute.

45. In the left eye, an aching and obtuse shooting.

Pricking in the left eye like a prick of a needle (aft. 4 h.).

Spasmodic contraction of one eye in the morning.

Defect of vision; objects appear dim, then also double.

(The south pole applied to the nape). [DE HARSU, l. c., p. 133.]

First faint-like obnubilation, with inclination to sit down; objects are as if veiled, afterwards the objects become more distinct and clearer (than they are in the normal state); at the same time an ecstatic frame of mind. [Stf.]

50. Vivacity in the eyes. [Hsch.]

Pupils at first more easily dilatable and more difficult to contract. [Stf.]

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.