Rheumatism Best homeopathic remedies for Rheumatism from the book Therapeutic Pointers to Some Common Diseases by E.A. Farrington…

Actaea Spicata [Act-sp]

      It is useful in Rheumatism affecting the smaller joints, as those of hands and feet, esp. if hands and wrists are involved.

Anacardium [Anac]

      It is useful in stiff-neck, (<)from beginning to move.

Apis [Apis]

      It may be used both in the muscular and articular Rheumatism, but it is more frequently indicated in the latter type, commonly called Acute Inflammatory Rheumatism. It is indicated by the following symptoms : The affected parts feels very stiff and exceedingly sensitive to pressure; often with sensation of numbness. the joint or joints affected are swollen, with a kind of stretched-tight feeling; the swelling is rather pale red in color, and some fluctuation may be detected about the joint. Burning, stinging pains, (<)on any motion.

Apocynum [Apoc]

      It is indicated in rheumatism of the joints, The joints feel stiff, esp, on moving in the morning.

Arctium Lappa [ ]

      It cures Rheumatism when there are: Soreness of the muscles; dull Pains, (<)from motion. High-colored urine. The patient so weary and sleepy that he cannot do nay work.

Arnica [Arn]

      It is useful in local Rheumatism, which occurs in the Winter weather and which seems often to be the combined effects of exposure to cold and dampness, and strain on the muscles from over-exertion. The symptoms indicating it are : Sore and bruised feeling of the affected parts, (<)from any motion. Sharp shooting pains, which rum down from the elbow to the forearm or shoot through legs and feet. The feet often swell and feel sore and bruised.

Artemisia Abrotanum [ ]

      It is esp. called for Rheumatism with lameness and stiffness of the joints.

It is also indicated : When there is a strong tendency to metastasis; when, either spontaneously or from meddlesome local treatment Rheumatism leaves the extremities and goes to the heart; when Diarrhoea or Piles alternate with Rheumatism.

Belladonna [Bell]

      It is one of our best remedies both in acute and chronic Rheumatism. It is indicated when there are : Cutting and tearing pains, running along the limbs like lightning. The joints are swollen, red and shining; streaks of red radiate from the inflamed joint along the limb. Rheumatic Fever, with pains attacking the nape of the neck, shoulders and upper arms.

It is also one of our best remedies in rheumatic stiff-neck, caused by cutting the hairs, getting the head or sitting with the head exposed to a draft.

Bryonia, Guaiacum and Nux Vomica are nearly related to Belladonna in this affection.

Benzoic Acid [Benz-ac]

      It is useful in Rheumatism with urinary symptoms of the remedy. The urine smells strong, like that of the horse.

Berberis [Berb]

      It is a very useful drug in Rheumatism, when the characteristic urinary symptoms of the remedy are present. The pains in the joints are tearing and burning and there is bubbling feeling, as if water were coming up through the skin a symptom which points very strongly to Berberis, as the remedy.

Bryonia [Bry]

      It is indicated both in Muscular and Articular Rheumatism.

In Muscular rheumatism it is indicated when: The muscles are sore to the touch, and at times swollen; the pains are aggravated from the slightest motion and are relieved by remaining perfectly quiet [Rhus Tox.-relief from moving about].

In Articular rheumatism it is indicated when the local inflammation is violent. The fever is not very high and the pains and swelling either shift not at all, or else very slowly. The affected parts are very hot and dark-red or pale-red. The pulse is full and strong and the tongue is either uniformly white or more characteristically, dry and white down the centre. The bowels are usually constipated. The pains are (<)from least motion, and(>) by remaining perfectly quiet. The pains may be erratic [Kali Bich, Sul].

Calcarea Carb [Calc-c]

      It is of service in :Rheumatic affections caused by working in water; Rheumatism of the back and shoulders, after the failure of Rhus Tox; Rheumatism of the finger-joints [Kalm., Lithium carb., Carb.].

Calcarea Phos [Calc-p]

      It is useful in Rheumatism appearing in any change of weather or on exposure to dampness. It is indicated by the following symptoms: Stiffness of the neck, aching and soreness in the limbs and wandering pains through the limbs, particularly around the sacral region and down the legs.

Caulophyllum [Caul]

      It is esp. suited to Rheumatism of the phalangeal and meta-carpal joints, particularly in the females.

Causticum [Caust]

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.