Drawing from the clavicles across to the left axilla. [Gss.]

On rising up in bed a sudden drawing under the left breast; she then gets a couple of violent sharp knife-thrusts inwardly from thence towards the shoulder to below the clavicle; the pain then thence towards the shoulder to below the clavicle; the pain then remains at the latter place, goes down on the left side and involves the hypogastrium as a fixed drawing – on bending in the left side and on pressing on it the pain is worse, but especially during inspiration and hacking cough, when it always gives a painful jerk, which goes off but slowly. [Gss.]

385. Muscular twitching on the upper part of the chest near the left axilla (aft. 6.1/2 h.). [Gn.]

Quivering twitching on the muscles of the false ribs (aft. 36 h.). [Gn.]

In the sacrum, somewhat to the right, an aching burning. [Fz.]

In the left side of the back above the hip a painful pressing down from above (immediately). [Gss.]

On the left side of the back above the hip a painful pressing down from above (immediately). [Gss.]

On the left side near the spine, above the os ilii, an undulating blow, making him start with affright. [Gss.]

390. Shooting pinching on the back at the false ribs (aft. 1 h.). [Ws.]

Violent tearing pain in the lumbar vertebrae, which spreads from both sides into the renal region, aggravated by every movement of the trunk (aft. 2 h.). [Hrr.]

Obtuse blows in the lumbar region with sensation of cold coming to him from without (aft. 24 h.). [Gss.]

A sharp twitching stitch in the left side of the back, and at the same time in the left thigh (aft. 4 d.). [Gn.]

Burning pricking on a small spot in the middle of the back (aft. 13 h.). [Htn.]

395. Pricking out at the back. [Gn.]

Digging shooting in the right dorsal muscles, persisting during inspiration and expiration (aft. 4 d.). [Gn.]

Stitch-like tearing on the left side of the back spreading more upwards, when standing (aft. ¾ h.). [Lr.]

Aching drawing in the spinal column below and between the scapulae, worse when moving, and especially when turning the body. [Hrr.]

In the middle of the spine, betwixt the scapulae, slow, intermittent, obtuse stitches. [Gss.]

400. When lifting a considerable weight she suddenly felt betwixt the scapulae, more towards the left, as if sprained; if she then moves the least, or draws her breath, or yawns, she gets the most violent sharp knife-stabs – she can more easily bend forward, but on bending backward she feels intolerable pains; pressing on the part produces no change. [Gss.]

Sharp, broad stitches from within outwards in the spine betwixt the scapulae (aft. 5 h.). [Ws.]

Drawing tearing pain in the left scapula, sometimes towards the back sometimes towards the shoulder.

On the upper part of the scapula a violent burning shooting, which went off by rubbing, but came back immediately afterwards. [Hnl.]

Itching pricks in the nape, in the morning in bed (aft. 24 h.). [Ws.]

405. Boring blunt stitches from the fauces out at the muscles of the nape (aft. 13 h.). [Gn.]

Drawing up the nape with stiff feeling, so that she cannot move the head properly. [Gss.]

On bending the head forward there is pan in the nape [Gss.]

Low down in the nape suddenly a painful stitch. [Gss.]

Weakness of the nape muscles; it feels as if they could not sustain the head – with painfulness on moving the head. [Gss.]

410. If she shakes her head quickly the cervical vertebrae crack perceptibly, audible even to others. [Gss.]

A burning stitch on the top of the right shoulder (aft. 2 d.). [Gn.]

Tearing pain on the left shoulder (aft. 2 d.). [Gn.]

Compressive sensation on the shoulder.

A pain compounded of pressure and drawing on the left shoulder, as from a weight, as also on the outer aspect of the upper arm, and from the elbow downwards into the deep-laying muscles of the forearm, which goes off gradually in the room. [fz.]

415. Paralytic tearing pain in and below the right shoulder-joint – more violent when moving (aft. 1 h.). [Hrr.]

Pain of dislocation in the arm-joints, they cannot be flexed without great pain.

On the left shoulder suddenly several painful blows as with a small iron hammer. [Gss.]

Itching pricks in and below the axilla (aft. 5 h.). [Ws.]

Paralytic pain as from dislocation just below the shoulder-joint, only when at rest – on moving it went off for a short time (aft. 6 h.). [Gn.]

420. Weariness in the arms and legs – he must let the arms sink down. [Gss.]

Great want of power, especially in the arms and legs: feeling as if there were no strength in them, and as if the latter could not carry the body. [Gss.]

Here and there on the limbs, sometimes on the arm, sometimes on a spot on the hand or on one finger, a painful twitching as though he had just got a hard blow there. [Gss.]

Paralytic weakness of the right arm. [Hrr.]

Paralytic heaviness and weakness in both arms, especially the upper arms and shoulder-joints – more violent at every movement (aft. 4.1/2 h.). [Hrr.]

425. Paralytic weakness and heaviness of the right arm, especially in the joint – more violent on movement. [Hrr.]

Paralytic pressure and heaviness of the whole right arm, more violent on movement by which he is immediately fatigued, with loss of breath (aft. 14 h.). [Hrr.]

Paralytic weakness in the arms, when he holds a small weight for but a short time (aft. 8 h.). [Ws.]

Arms and fingers are almost quite immovable.

Paralytic weakness and heaviness of the left arm, but less severe than in the right and somewhat later than in the latter. [Hrr.]

430. The right arm is easily fatigued by very moderate exertion, so that he allows what he has in it to fall, and the same in the left but less and later. [Hrr.]

Paralytic tearing in the left arm, especially in the wrist-joint, more violent on movement (aft. 4 h.). [Hrr.]

Aching tearing in the middle of the right upper arm, quickly occurring and as quickly going off. [Hrr.]

Tearing pain in the left arm, especially the upper arm – the pain seems to be deeply seated. [Hrr.]

Tearing pressure in the middle of the left upper arm, towards the posterior and inner aspect, limited to a spot a hand’s breadth in size (aft. 48 h.). [Hrr.]

435. Intermitting aching tearing in both upper arms. [Hrr.]

When lying on the left arm a constant twitching of a muscular part in the interior of the upper arm, which goes off on altering the position, but returns on resuming the former position. [Hnl.]

In the bone of the left upper arm a penetrating pain, in fits, as if it were compressed and crushed, when at rest and when moving.

Quivering in the muscles of the right upper arm above the elbow-joint, when at rest (aft. 5.1/2 h.). [Gn.]

Quivering in the right deltoid muscles (aft. 26 h.). [Gn.]

440. Digging stitch in the right deltoid muscle (aft. 5 d.). [Gn.]

Tearing pain anteriorly in the upper half of the right upper arm (aft. 24 h.). [Hrr.]

On the lower part of the left upper arm a bruised pain.

Drawing as from powerlessness in the left deltoid muscle. [Fz.]

Transient drawifrom the elbow up towards the upper arm. [Gss.]

445. Tension with sore pain on the point of the right elbow, especially when flexing the arm (aft. 5 h.). [Ws.]

In the right forearm cramp-like stiffness. [Fz.]

Paralytic tearing pain on the right forearm above the wrist-joint. [Hrr.]

Pressive pain in the right forearm, towards the anterior and outer part. [Hrr.]

Above the left wrist, on the styloid process of the radius, a pain as if he had over-exerted, sprained, or dislocated the hand. [Fz.]

450. Pain as from dislocation in the left wrist-joint. [Fz.]

Aching tearing pain in the right wrist-joint, more violent when moving it (aft. 32 h.). [Hrr.]

Transient twitching on the left hand over the wrist-joint. [Gss.]

Two inches above the left wrist-joint on the radial side, a pinching. [Gss.]

A quick drawing in short fits from the wrist-joint towards the hand on the radial side. [Gss.]

455. Trembling and hot feeling in the left hand.

The hands tremble most when he lays them down (on the table). [Gss.]

Writing even becomes difficult for him on account of weakness in the hands, which them tremble.[Gss.]

On the back of the left hand, betwixt the index and middle fingers, a cramp-like pain. [Fz.]

Burning itching on the back of the hand as if a gnat had stung him, not removed b rubbing, for eight hours,

460. Under the wrist small wheals, with itching all day, which was aggravated by rubbing.

On the backs of both hands, a number of small, red, painless little spots.

Chilblains on the hand (during mild weather).

Swelling of the hands (in the evening).

Cramp-like contraction of the left palm, in the evening. [Fz.]

465. Cramp in the fingers which remain contracted for a long time.

Tearing in jerks from the fingers up into the hand. [Gss.]

Intermittent aching tearing in the carpal bones, metacarpal bones, and proximal phalanges of the fingers of the left hand. [Hrr.]

Aching tearing in the proximal phalanges of the fingers of the right hand, aggravated by moving them. [Hrr.]

Aching shooting burning in the outer border of the metacarpal bone of the left little finger (aft. 11 h.). [Htn.]

470. Cutting pain in the ball of the left little finger, aggravated by flexing the finger (aft. 5 h.). [Htn.]

Fine needle pricks in the tip of the left middle finger. [Fz.]

A drawing pain in the proximal phalanx of the left thumb and at the same time under the wrist. [Fz.]

In the left middle finger a painful, spasmodic drawing, intermixed with jerks so that the finger trembles. [Gss.]

In writing, when he grasps the pen, an acute twitching pain betwixt thumb and index – but if he holds the pen loosely or ceases to write, he feels nothing, but after a while the twitching returns and lasts a long time. [Gss.]

475. Few obtuses, painful blows on the metacarpal bone of the left index and on other parts of the hands, just as though a stretched nerve were painfully touched with a little hammer. [Gss.]

In the proximal joint of the left index drawing shooting towards the finger-tip.

Tearing pain in the proximal joint of the index, which gradually goes off on moving the hand (aft. 1.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

On the whole left index, a pain like dislocation on flexing and extending, and during rest, lasting several hours and frequently recurring for five days (aft. 6 h.). [Lr.]

Very painful hang-nails on the finger-tips (aft. 4 d.).

480. Shooting in the tips of the fingers of both hands.

In the muscles about the hip-joint severe pain on raising up the thigh.

Persistent itching prick in the left natis, near the anus (aft. 33 h.). [Gn.]

Muscular twitching in the left natis (aft. 3 d.). [Gn.]

Restlessness in the lower extremities; he must lay them first in one place then in another, in the evening (aft. 15 h.). [Hnl.]

485. Heaviness and feeling of exhaustion in the lower extremities, especially in the thighs and knee-joints as if the legs would sink down; he is obliges to sit or lie (aft. 5 h.). [Hrr.]

Extreme heaviness and weariness of the lower extremities, especially in the knee-joints; he can hardly drag them along when walking, which is very difficult for him (aft. 8 h.). [Hrr.]

Paralytic weakness and heaviness of the lower extremities, especially of the thighs; he can hardly drag them along. [Hrr.]

When sitting feeling of weakness in the lower extremities, as if they were tired by over-walking. [Gss.]

After a walk of two hours, great weariness of the lower extremities as if he had blocks fastened to them. [Gss.]

490. Great heaviness of the lower extremities; she can hardly get upstairs, and must immediately sit down. [Gss.]

When standing he feels in the lower extremities a painful weariness, and there is so little strength in them that they cannot support the body, but threaten to give way. [Gss.]

On going upstairs the lower extremities are above as if bruised, but below they are so unsteady and weak that he is in danger of falling. [Gss.]

When sitting suddenly a transient obtuse pressure in the ossa ischii. [Gss.]

When walking dislocation pain in the right hip so that he must almost limp when walking, lasting many hours (aft. 5 h.). [Lr.]

495. Drawing in the left hip. [Fz.]

Paralytic pain in the hip-joint, when walking (aft. 25 h.). [Gn.]

Pain as if sprained just under the hip-joint, in the thigh, only when walking, not when standing (aft. 1 h.). [Gn.]

On bringing forward the thigh in walking, a pain as if sprained in the upper muscles anteriorly, which hinders him in walking, for two days. [Hnl.]

Weakness of the right lower extremity, especially of the thigh, as if in the bone, so that it was painful when standing; he must support himself on the left leg. [Hnl.]

500. Feeling of powerlessness in the thighs. [Fz.]

On the left thigh an itching pimple.

Pricking itching on the outer side of the thigh, which goes off only for a short time by rubbing (aft. ½ h.).

Itching prick quite high up on the inner side of the thigh (immediately). [Gn.]

Stitch-like pain in the muscles of the right thigh, above the knee, only when standing; it goes off on walking (aft. 2 h.). [Lr.]

505. Pricking as with a pain in the inner side of the left thigh, above the knee. [Fz.]

A pressive dragging on the inner side of the left thigh, in the groin, from the ascending ramus of the ischium to the back of the thigh; it then comes into the hip and extends thence upwards over the sacrum, towards the right side – sometimes the pain in the ischium develops into a fine throbbing. [Gss.]

Cutting pain in the interior of the left thigh. [Fz.]

Pulsating pressure as with a blunt stick, on the inner side of the middle of the thigh. [Gss.]

When walking a kind of sprain pain in the muscles of the thigh below the hip-joint. [Gss.]

510. Drawing tearing in the muscles of the left thigh, when at rest and when moving (aft. 6.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Painful pressive drawing on the outer side of the right thigh, which he has thrown over the left one when sitting. [Lr.]

Pressure in the right knee-joint (aft. 9 h.). [Hrr.]

Drawing tearing in the bone from the knee to the middle of the thigh, when sitting. [Htn.]

Sudden stiffness of the knee, which she can only bend with great pain.

515. Tearing pressure in the right knee-joint, in front, towards the inner side and below the patella (aft. 3 h.). [Htn.]

Tearing pain in the ligaments of the inner side of the left knee, when at rest and when moving (aft. 9 h.). [Lr.]

On the outer side of the left knee a burning scraping sensation. [Gss.]

Obtuse shooting in the outer side of the right knee, only when standing, which went off on moving the leg and when sitting (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Tensive pain in the left hough.

520. Stiffness in the right hough.

Fine painful pricks on the right knee and hough, when sitting. [Hnl.]

In the evening, bruised pain in the houghs and calves, when at rest and when moving, as if he had walked many miles.

Weakness in the knee-joints, so that he can hardly walk, with inclination to slumber. [Fz.]

Very cold knees and feet.

525. Itching quivering under the patella (aft. 55 h.). [Gn.]

Drawing tearing in the muscles of the left leg, when sitting (aft. 10 h.). [Lr.]

Cramp-like tearing in the muscles the right leg, when walking (aft. ¾ h.). [Lr.]

Painful drawing in the muscles of the right leg, on the outer side of the calf, when at rest and when moving (aft. 10 h.). [Lr.]

Tensive sensation in the left leg (aft. 56 h.). [Gn.]

530. On the left leg, yellow, round spots, some of them large, for ten days.

Sensation in the leg as if it were tightly bound round with a cloth.

Drawing from the right hough towards the calf. [Fz.]

Great weariness of the legs, especially the left one, and particularly when she stands, extending from the feet upwards into the knees, and jerking drawing in the knees – at the same time the soles are painful as if sore (when standing). [Ws.]

When walking the knees tend to give way beneath her, with exhaustion of the whole body, especially when she walks in the sun, when a sweat of weakness breaks out in the face. [Gss.]

535. Severe cramp in the calf, almost all night.

When standing a painful tension at the top of the inner side of the left calf. [Gss.]

(On the tibia, a small swelling, with a red point on it which is painful when touched, as if the flesh were detached from the bone.)

Pulsating pressure on the right tibia. [Gss.]

General aching pain in the right calf (aft. 4 d.). [Gn.]

540. Pinching pain in the upper part of the inner calf muscles (aft. 24 h.). [Htn.]

Frequent heavy pain in the outer muscles of the left calf, when walking (aft. 14 h.). [Htn.]

A general pressure under the left calf, when at rest and when moving (Aft. 3 d.). [Gn.]

When sitting, in the left foot, which thrown across the other hangs down, a painful sensation, as if a heavy weight hung on its point. [Gss.]

When sitting the feet from above the ankles to the soles, including some of the toes, are painful, less so when she walks and stands. [Gss.]

545. The feet are affected with a disagreeable heat, though outwardly they feel but little warmer than the legs. [Gss.]

Transient heat in the feet.

Tearing mingled with jerking in both ankles (worst in the inner ankle)of the right foot and thence downwards into the toes, when sitting – on standing it appears less, then there is again tearing from the toes upwards. [Gss.]

When sitting a constant formicating sensation in the feet, as if they would go to sleep – which, however, they do not – or as if he had had a very long walk – which, also, was not so; this sensation gradually goes up the legs. [Gss.]

On the feet, especially about the ankles, reddish swelling, with feeling as if they were too tightly bound.

550. In the evening, sudden swelling about the ankles.

In the evening, when lying in bed, pain below both ankles, as if the left heel were torn out.

Itching prick under the left inner ankle (aft. 7 h.). [Gn.]

Itching prick on the left outer ankle (aft. 3 d.). [Gn.]

Itching on the dorsum of the left foot (aft. 4 and 72 h.). [Gn.]

555. Drawing tearing pain betwixt the metatarsal bones of the two last left toes (aft. 7 h.). [Htn.]

Tearing pressure in the right heel (aft. 30 h.). [Hrr.]

When treading on the outside of the right heel a pressive obtuse shooting pain up to the calf, going off on raising up the foot, only when walking (aft. 4 h.). [Htn.]

Cramp-like pain on the sole of the right foot when sitting (aft. ¾ h.). [Lr.]

Sharp pressure above the right sole, transversely across, when sitting.[Gss.]

560. Violent burning in hands and feet.

After walking in the open air internal heat, especially in the chest and abdomen, without thirst.

(Ftom fright, paralysis in the left arm and left leg, which went off in the night.)

Shooting pinching alternately on different parts of the body (aft. 10 h.). [Ws.]

Itching burning pricks over the whole body, but worse on the trunk than on the limbs, especially in the morning in bed, for some days (aft. 24 h.). [Ws.]

565. Itching eruption all over the body.

On undressing an eroding itching on the skin of the whole body which compels him to scratch, just as when an eruption is breaking out (aft. 13 h.). [Lr.]

When walking and standing fine needle-pricks over almost the whole left side of the body; the following day only on the right side. [Hnl.]

Weight in all the limbs, exhaustion on the chest, and fits of great anxiety.

Painful heavy pressure first in one then in another bone. e.g. in the right temple, the left zygoma, the middle of the bones of the fore-arm, &c. (aft. 9 h.). [Htn.]

570. Bruised feeling in the limbs, and especially over the sacrum.

The sufferings often begin slightly, then slowly increase to considerable intensity, and decline equally slowly, especially the pressive drawing pains. [Gss.]

When walking the symptoms seem to go off, they return immediately when at rest – only the weariness is most felt when walking. [Gss.]

Causes emaciation and consumption (Taking together symptoms 331, 332, 337 to 379, along with above observations of STAHL’s we can understand how some kinds of ulcerative pulmonary phthisis have been cured homoeopathically by means of tin; e.g. MURALTUS (Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. ii, ann. I, obs.9), Commerc. lit. Nor., ann. 1734, p. 67, FR. HOFFMANN (Opera. Tom. ii, sect. 2, c. 13, 14.), THIERRY (Med, Experiment., Cogn. Et Cur. Morb., § 646), without including the corroborative testimony I could myself adduce in proof of its curative virtue in such diseases.) [STAHL, l. c.]

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.