Spleen Diseases

Dr. Dewey discusses the homeopathy treatment of Spleen Diseases in his bestselling book Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics….

Ceanothus. [Cean]

      The only sphere of action of this remedy seems to be in splenic troubles, and Burnett believes it to be a true organ remedy for the spleen. Its indications are deepseated pain in the splenic region, deep stitches, worse in damp weather, with enlargement of the spleen. Chronic pains in the spleen. Pain in whole left side, with shortness of breath. A splenic stitch usually requires one of the following remedies: **Chelidonium, Berberis, Sulphur,Conium or Ceanothus.

**Scilla has pain in the left hypochondria region, and also in the epigastric region, relieved by lying on the right side.

**Cimicifuga. Bayes recommends this remedy in neuralgic pains in the splenic region with uterine complaints.

**Ranunculus bulbosus. Boenninghausen and Dunham considered this remedy of value in splenic troubles; soreness, stitches and pulsations in splenic region are present.

Cinchona. [Chin]

      This remedy corresponds to congestion, pain and stitches in the region of the spleen with swelling of the spleen, splenitis. Dull aching in region of spleen. Hyperaemia of spleen. Nervous system is sensitive, physical or mental effort aggravates.

**Chininum sulphuricum. Congestion, inflammation and enlargement of the spleen.

**Aranea diadema. Enlarged spleen. Especially useful for the chronic effects of malarial poisoning or in those who live in damp, wet places. Languor, lassitude, constant chilliness are useful symptoms.

**Grindelia robusta has pain in the splenic region; it has also enlargement and tenderness in this region. It seems to be applicable to any pain in the left side extending as low as the hip and as high as the nipple. It may be a sore aching or a keen cutting pain.

Capsicum. [Caps]

      One of our most efficient remedies for sensitive swollen and enlarged spleens, according to Jahr.

**Arnica. Splenitis from injury, patient dull and apathetic. There is much testimony in favor of **Arnica, especially where there is a typhoid tendency and dull or even acute pains.

**Bellis, which causes swelling in splenic region, **Natrum muriaticum and **Ferrum metallicum should also be thought of in enlarged spleen.

**Natrum muriaticum produces stitches, pressure and congestion in the spleen. Swollen spleens resulting from malarial fever. Patient anaemic, upper part of body emaciated, inclined to take cold; much quinine taken is an additional indication. Patient craves salt.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.