Loxodonta Africana dens = Elephas = ivory
DD.: Aversion to company
Pain in head
Reiheordnung nach obenstehende Kriterien: Nat-m. (depressiv/denkt an Vergangenes). Nux-v. Sep. Calc. (hohe Anteil in Elfenbein).
Comparison: of Loxodonta africana dens and Lac Loxodonta africana
Fallopia japonica (= Reynoutria japonica/= Polygonum cuspidatum/= Japanische Staudenknöterich/= Japanischer Flügelknöterich/= Japanischer Rhabarber/= Japanischer Buchweizen/= fleeceflower/
= monkeyweed/= Huzhang/= Hancock's curse/= elephant ears/= pea shooters/= donkey rhubarb/= sally rhubarb/= Japanese bamboo/= American bamboo/= mexican bamboo).
Pagophila eburnean (= Ivory Gull/= Elfenbeinmöve Aves.).
Antidoted by: Nat-m.
China: Klugheit, Stärke, Dankbarkeit, Schamgefühl
Ebur africanum (= dens Elephas/= Elfenbein)
Kann nicht vergessen und vergeben - weder anderen noch sich selbst. Er ist ein stiller Beobachter, dünnhäutig und leicht verletzlich, seine 'Stinkwut' und andere Gefühle zeigt er aber nicht. Er merkt sich seinen Peiniger und irgendwann, zu einem unvermuteten Zeitpunkt, erfolgt die Rache. Im Traum folgt Elephas 'dem Weg des Blutes.' Von seinen Beschwerden sagt er, dass sie sich 'wie ein roter Faden' durch sein Leben ziehen. Die Wunden von Elephas heilen schlecht und bluten lange; bewährt ist die Arznei bei langem Nachbluten nach einer Zahnextraktion.
Elephas hat immer wieder Nasenbluten und bekommt leicht blaue Flecke. Die Farbe Rot, die ihn an Blut erinnert, kann Elephas nicht ausstehen. Rache und unheilsam blutende Wunden: Das sind auch
2 Kernelemente von Nit-ac. doch Elephas ist viel warmherziger und zerrissen zwischen Vergeltungsimpuls und ehrlicher Versöhnungsbemühung. Er quält sich voller Reue und Selbstvorwürfe und kann sich nicht verzeihen, wie viel Porzellan er in Beziehungen zu geliebten Menschen durch Fehlverhalten zerschlagen hat. Immer wieder plagt ihn die Angst, andere verletzt zu haben. In Wut schmeißt er Dinge durch die Gegend und steht sich selbst im Weg. Er kommt sich vor wie in einer Sackgasse; mit dem Auto im Stau zu stehen hält er nicht aus. Das Gefühl von Familienverbund ist stark, ein Elephas-Kind
'hängt' regelrecht an einem Lieblingsgeschwister oder einer Lieblingstante.
Elephas-Erwachsene kommen nicht von den Beziehungen der Vergangenheit los. Die Erinnerung an eine Abtreibung ist mit den Bildern von Blutklumpen und vielen Schuldgefühlen über Vergangenes verknüpft.
Elephas hat ziemliche Höhenangst, vor allem seine Angst, von einer Brücke ins Wasser zu fallen oder vom 3-Meter-Brett ins Schwimmbecken zu springen, fällt auf. Er träumt von einer Flutwelle und die Tochter fiele ins Wasser. Elephas badet aber gerne ausgiebig, er ist beweglich und macht gern einen Kopfstand.
Elephas liebt alles Große, große Tiere wie Elefanten, Büffel und Wale. Bei den Pflanzen haben es ihm große, starke Bäume wie Eichen angetan. Wie Quercus hängt Elephas an der Vergangenheit.
Als kleinkarierter Sammler kann er selbst das Spielzeug aus seiner Kindheit nicht zum Sperrmüll bringen. Beim Öffnen alter, staubiger Akten überkommt ihn Niesreiz. Die Nase ist chronisch verstopft durch
hypertrophierende Polypen, die selbst durch Dauerkortison und verstümmelnde Operationen nicht im Zaum gehalten werden können. Alter Schleim läuft den Rachen hinab.
Elephas hat eine Abneigung gegen Fleisch und Wurst; stattdessen isst er große Mengen rohe, vegetarische Kost; der Stuhl ist reichlich und enthält unverdaute Nahrungspartikel. Abends schlägt
er sich den Bauch voll und schläft dann schlecht. Schon die Milchzähne von Elephas sind kariös. Er knirscht mit den Zähnen und beißt sich in etwas fest; er träumt, er verliert einen Zahn.
Elephas leidet unter Zahnnervenreizung (<? durch Wärme oder Kälte) und 'bleistiftförmigen' Gesichtsneuralgien mit einschießenden Schmerzen. Die Haut juckt und zwingt zum Kratzen, bis es roh ist. Nicht unerwähnt bleiben soll, dass Elephas vom ehemaligen Bundesaußenminister Hans-Dietrich Genscher geträumt hat.
Why a proving of Loxodonta africana:
Provings are unique to homoeopathy and are essential in the practice of medicine in assisting with the understanding of the action of a particular remedy and its potential uses (O’Reilly, 1996:144).
Thus investigation into the potential use of a wide range of substances is fundamental in expanding the repertoire of homoeopathic remedies that are available. Though many remedies already exist there
is still so much potential for the development of new remedies produced from new substances. These newly proven remedies could be used in cases where previously partial or less closely indicated remedies have been used in treatment, and could potentially produce a cure due to it being more similar than the original remedy that was used (O‟Reilly, 1996:162). Thus the accurate and articulate experimentation into the curative effects of new substances is essential to the success of homoeopathy and without new provings homoeopathy would stagnate (Sherr, 1994:8). It has been noted by Sherr, that the most significant and appropriate medicine will be found within our surrounding environment (Sherr, 1994:49). Currently within South Africa only a few potential substances that are accessible to us have been proven, thus the majority of the homoeopathic remedies that are available are derived from exotic sources. Though, recently a number of provings of native substances have been undertaken including Sutherlandia frutescens (Cancer bush)(Webster, 2002), Naja mossambica mossambica (Mozambique spitting cobra) (Smal, 2004) and Bitis arietans arietans (Puffadder)(Wright, 1999). Ivory from the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) was chosen as the substance to be used in this particular proving due to the lack of mammal remedies besides the milks (e.g. Lac leoninum, Lac Loxodonta africana) and the significance of the animal being the largest land mammal in the world as well as being native to Africa.
[Nancy Herrick]: Lac Loxodonta africana, milk of an African elephant. A variety of themes: homelessness, brutality, violence, murder and not enough food that reflected the conditions of living that the elephant experienced.
A more natural state was also noted with themes and interests in air, water, food, feeding others and a feeling of positive emotions, timelessness and theorizing about the substance.
Ivory trade: been banned since 1989, fortunately due to the nature of the preparation of a homoeopathic remedy only minute quantities will be required to produce a life time supply of the remedy thus has an insignificant impact on possible illegal trade in ivory.
Lineage: Loxodonta africana belongs to the order Proboscidea. The earliest known ancestor of Proboscidea was a small pig-like creature named Moeritherium. This creature inhabited northern Africa 50 million years ago. Moeritherium was significantly smaller than the elephant today only having a shoulder height of 0.6 m, and also lacked the trunk that is so significant to the elephant today. The teeth and skull were however very similar.
A variety of forms, each adapting to the diverse habitats, arose from the Moeritherium, and has been classified into five families, namely the Moeritheridae, the Gomphotheridae, the Mastodontidae, the Dinotheridae, the Elephantidea. Only one still exists, the Elephantidea, the remainders are all extinct. The family Elephantidea consists of modern elephants and two species of Mammoths namely the Imperial Mammoth (Mammuthus imperator) and the Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), both extinct. The only two remaining species of the family are the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) and the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). There are two sub-species of the African elephant, the most common the savanna or bush elephant Loxodonta africana and the more elusive forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis (Skinner and Smithers,1990:545). The substance of this proving was obtained from the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana).
The adult African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest of all land mammals weighing up to 7000 kg, but averaging 5750kg in males and 3800kg in females (Frandsen,1992:128). At birth the elephant averages 120kg and has an average shoulder height of 90cm (Skinner and Smithers,1990:552).
The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) has an average shoulder height of 3 meters. The life expectancy can range from 55 to 70 years (Walker,1992:117). The elephant has an extremely thick skin and may reach 30mm to 40mm in areas such as the legs, trunk and back. The skin is grey or brownish-grey and is creased and folded giving it a gnarled appearance, and contains no sweat glands. The body may be sparsely covered by bristly hairs especially in juveniles. The tail, being up to 1.5m long, is tipped and fringed by many long, black, bristly hairs (Skinner and Smithers,1990:546). The elephant has large flat feet that average 50cm long. The fore foot is larger than the hind foot and has five nails as apposed to the hind foot which has only four nails. The feet have a thick layer of cartilage, which act as a shock absorber, enabling them to move without making a sound (Skinner and Smithers,1990:545). The trunk is an extremely dexterous organ, and has prehensile tips on both upper and lower sides (Skinner and Smithers,1990:546). The ears are extremely large reaching a height of 2m and breadth of 1,2m and can weigh up to 20kg but can constitute 20% of the elephant’s surface area. This is because the ears are a vital organ for thermoregulation, and have an extensive vascular system that give out approximately ¾ of the heat loss required to maintain body temperature (Skinner and Smithers,1990:546).
The eyes are relatively small and usually green or hazel in color. The elephant has no tear ducts so tears run down the cheeks (Skinner and Smithers,1990:546). The mouth is small and spout shaped, situated under the trunk (Skinner and Smithers,1990:546).
The male’s testes remain within the body cavity. Females have a single pair of mammae situated between the forelegs and thus give distinguishing features to help differentiate the sexes in post pubertal animals (Skinner and Smithers,1990:545). Another feature that assists in discerning male elephants from females is the forehead and back. The female tends to have a slightly more angular and prominent forehead and a straighter back (Frandsen,1992:128). Elephants have temporal glands on both sides of the head, with the external orifices midway between the outer canthus of the eye and the external auditory meatus. This gland releases a secretion seen as a dark mark down the face usually due to stress or during musth (Skinner and Smithers,1990:545). The tusks are elongated upper incisors and differ according to age, sex and nutritional status of the animal, though males generally have larger tusks (Skinner and Smithers,1990:545). Elephants only have six pairs of molars, with two in use at a time.
Over time the molars are worn and splinted away by chewing. The pair that is worn will be replaced by the next set which are longer and wider. Finally when all six teeth on each side have been worn away, the elephant has reached old age and will die due to lack of nutrition (Frandsen,1992:128).
Loxodonta africana found within two major extremes of habitats - from semi-arid desert to higher rainfall areas and dense forests (Frandsen,1992:128). What is critical though is an adequate supply of fresh water and food as elephants consistently require approximately 170 kg of green food and as much as 160 liters of water daily (Skinner and Smithers,1990:551). Thus elephants of the more arid regions have been noted to travel vast distances to locate an adequate food source covering distances of up to 200km and home ranges as big as 3000km² (Apps,1994:117), and feed up to 74% of the day to obtain sufficient quantities of food (Skinner and Smithers,1990:551).
Loxodonta africana form herds of 10 - 20 individuals but may be as high as 50 individuals. Elephants have a highly developed social structure and family units are led by a matriarch, the most experienced cow elephant in the herd. The majority of the herd is made up of cows the remainder pre-pubescent bulls. Once reaching puberty at about 10 - 12 years, the bulls will leave the family unit or will be driven out by the older cows (Walker,1992:117). The older bulls will only join the herd when the cows are in estrus, and leave again after mating. The bull elephants will sometimes form small, unstable bachelor groups, usually one older male with two or three younger males (Apps,1994:117). Elephants are not territorial but will occupy home ranges, moving within the area depending on seasons and availability of food. Due to the great volumes of water that is required the elephant will go to a water site at least once a day. The water and mud pools also provide wallowing sites to cool down and coat the skin in mud which gives it protection from parasites. Elephants are also known for dust baths which like the mud also assists in protecting the skin from parasites. Elephant are also surprisingly good swimmers using their trunks as snorkels, and have been seen in the middle of Lake Kariba swimming for up to 27 hours (Apps,1994:117).
The elephant will spend the majority of the day feeding on a variety of grasses and trees. Due to their primitive digestive system the elephant requires up to 170 kg of green food as only 40% of what they eat will be digested (Skinner and Smithers,990:551). Using the trunk to pull at branches, trees are often destroyed in an attempt to get to the leaves that are out of reach (Apps,1994:117).
The elephant’s trunk is a significant organ with amazing dexterity and power, used to pick up a single seed pod or tear down trees. During drinking, the elephant will draw water into the trunk and then empty it down the throat, in a similar fashion the elephant can suck up dust for a dust bath. The trunk is also an important sense organ used for communication through touch and smell (Apps,1994:117). The tusks are used for digging for roots and water, for chiseling bark off trees and as weapons of defense against predators and competitors. The tusks continue to grow throughout life to compensate for the constant wear and tear to which they are exposed (Apps,1994:118).
The elephant can often be seen flapping its ears, this is to assist in cooling the elephant due to the complex network of blood vessels in the ear (Apps,1994:117). Generally the elephant is a placid animal but may become aggressive if sick, injured or harassed. Male elephants can also be a lot more temperamental during musth. When threatened the elephant may charge, but two distinctive features have been noted. The first is the mock charge, were the elephant wishes to assert itself or show dominance. This display is done with the trunk in the air, ears flapping and loud trumpeting. If however the elephant
is intent on confronting they will charge with the trunk hanging, ears laid flat and in absolute silence. At top speed the elephant can reach 40 km/h (Frandsen,1992:128). The elephant has a highly developed social structure. If any animal is sick or injured the group will stay with that animal to defend and support it. The calves are well looked after getting help from all members of the group where needed, helping to climb banks or pulling from the mud. If a member of the group dies the herd will often stay with the body for hours after, and even come back days down the line (Apps,1994:122).
Elephants communicate through touch, scent, sight and sound. The low frequency calls can carry for at least 2km, but is below the range of human hearing. Unique scents are released through the temporal gland secretions and are thought to help with recognition of each other and their emotional state. Touch is also a very important part of the elephant’s communication and elephants can often be seen caressing each other with their trunks (Apps,1994:122). While the females are in estrus the bulls older than 35 years, will guard and mate with a female at the most favorable time for conception. Mating takes place approximately every 8 hours, and is received with excitement throughout the female’s social group. The younger males between 25 and 35 years will mate with the estrus females but only early and late in the period where conception is less likely. Males less than 25 years are unable to compete for access to the females in estrus (Apps,1994:122). The elephant has a gestation period of 22 months, and will give birth to one or rarely two calves (Walker,1992:117). The female squats to give birth to protect the calf from injury. The calf will begin to nurse within a few hours, using the mouth and not trunk, and continue to suckle for two to three years. If in event of the mother dying the other females in the group will take over the role of suckling and nurturing of the orphaned calf (Apps,1994:122). 188.8.131.52 Musth: Musth occurs in male elephants older than 25 years, and occurs due to a surge in testosterone. Initially musth will only last a few days but gradually gets longer as the elephant gets older.
At 30 years musth will last up to 3 months, and as long as 7 months in males of 45 years. After this age the musth period will gradually reduce again (Apps,1994:120).
During musth the elephant’s temporal glands swell secreting a sticky fluid that stains the sides of the face. The elephant will massage the gland with his trunk and rub against trees. Uncharacteristically urine will be continually dribbled from the sheathed penis. The urine stains the penis a green color and has a powerful odour. The musth elephant walks with the head high and chin tucked in, the ears are tensed and spread and the head swings in time with the pacing. The musth bull becomes very aggressive during this period and will challenge other elephants at any stage. A non-musth bull will never challenge a musth bull, but always retreat. On the other hand when two musth bulls meet the two will battle in a test of strength and motivation, giving a true indication of an elephant bull’s status.
The vanquished bull will return to ordinary condition once defeated. A musth bull will cover vast distances in search of sexually receptive cows. When a mate has been found the musth bull will guard the cow from other males (Apps,1994:120). 2.2.3 The composition of ivory:
When ivory is examined in a transverse section it reveals wavy line of different shapes. These wavy lines are formed by exceedingly minute tubular structures assembled together in concentric rows.
The smallest rows are immeasurably fine, while the largest average 1-1000 of an inch. These tubes serve to render the entire tissue exceptionally tough and elastic (Kunz, 2007). The bulk of the tusk consists of dentine which is ensheathed by a layer of cementum (Sikes,1971:45).
According to Raubenheimer ivory is composed of both organic and inorganic compounds (Raubenheimer, 1998:641). Raubenheimer conducted research on the geographical variations in the composition of ivory from the African elephant (Raubenheimer, 1998:641). For the purpose of this research dissertation the composition of ivory taken from samples of elephants resident in the Kruger National Park was used as an indication of the composition of the ivory used in the production of the remedy. Exists of: C, N, Sr, Ca, P, Mg, F. Other trace elements: As, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Mn, hydroxyproline, Ni, Fe, Zn, Mo and Al. In the analyses of the organic fraction 17 amino acids were identified. Traditional use in Chinese medicine: as an aphrodisiac. The demand in ivory is more prevalent in the manufacturing of crafts and not considered to have any medicinal value in allopathic medicinal practices (Barbier, 1990).
Elephas, das Elfenbein, ist ein blutiges, rachdurstiges Mittel, und bei diesem Mittel muss ich sofort an die vom Islam geforderte Blutrache und Ehrenmorde denken. Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn. Innerlich zerrissen von Vergeltungsgefühlen und echtem Wunsch nach Versöhnung.
Genauso wenig, wie der Elephas Patient anderen Fehler verzeihen kann, kann er sich selbst vergeben. Selbstvorwürfe, Reue und die Erkenntnis eigener Schuld quälen ihn. Elephas hat ein Elefantengedächtnis für alle emotionalen Vergehen, die von anderen und die von ihm selber.
Familie geht ihm über alles, für die Familie opfert er sich auf, wer ein Familienmitglied angreift, greift ihn persönlich an. Vergangenheit nimmt einen großen, zu großen Raum, ein und lässt Freuden der Gegenwart und Visionen für die Zukunft gar nicht zu. Körperliche Beschwerden sind blaue Flecke, Blutungen aller Art, chronisch vergrößerte Polypen mit ständig verstopfter Nase, kariöse Zähne schon als Kind, Gesichtsneuralgien, blutig gekratzte Haut und Verlangen nach vegetarischer Kost.
Elephas liebt große und starke Tiere, hat Höhenangst.
Desires activity (+ weakness)
Anger - causeless/from conversations/from cruelties/easily/with red face/internalized/at trifles
Answering - abruptly/dictatorial/snappishly
Anxiety (in a crowd/beside oneself from anxiety/hysterical)/Fear of death
Attended, desires it
Aversion to family members
Brooding (imaginary troubles)
Company - aversion to (wants to get into country away from people/desires solitude)/desires company # with aversion
Concentration difficult (cannot fix attention/would rather outside/studying/talking/writing
Confusion - attempting to concentrate the mind/l. and r./to time/writing
> Consolation /desire for consolation
Contradiction - disposed to
Conversation - aversion to
Cruelty - would like to do something
Delusion - having a heart disease/feels old/body and mind are separated/exaggeration of time/about violence/feeling of being whole
Despair about others
Desire to get hands
Discipline - want of
Discontent (with everything)
Discouraged - about future/with weeping
Dwells on past disagreeable occurrences
Escape, attempts to
Estranged from his family
Desire to be held
Home - desires to leave home
Indifferent (to everything/with ennui/to loved ones)
Irritable (easily/from trifles)
Memory weak - for expressing oneself/for mental exertion/from fatigue
Mental exertion - aversion to
Nature - loves
Outdoors - desire to stay outdoors
Sadness (when alone/with brooding/cannot be consoled/from disappointment/and desire to weep
Sensitive to noise/want of sensitiveness
Servants; desire to have
Talking in sleep
Thoughts - disconnected/persistent
Weeping > consolation
Vertigo: + pain in chest/+ pain in head
> cold drinks
“As if intoxicated”
On motion of head/on turning head whirling internal
Head: Coldness internally
Contraction - in occiput/in vertex
Fullness (“As if would burst)
Heat (flushes of)
Heaviness + heaviness of eyes
Motions in head
Pain - on waking/+ nausea/+ pain in neck/+ dry nose/compelled to close eyes/on pressure/from cold air/from light in general/looking fixed at something/> motion/from noise (sharp sounds)/periodical (every week)/> external pressure/ext. r. ear/ext. jaws/in forehead r. side (ext. r. side) [above eyes (ext. occiput/backwards, “As if connected by a rod/ext. head)]/from eye strain/in occiput (pulsating/ext. down back)/in occiput (ext. over whole head/ext. down back of neck)/in temples (l./r.)/in vertex/bursting/drawing/dull/humming (from noise)/pressing/on pressure/pulsating/ringing/sharp
Perspiration - on forehead/at temples
Swashing sensation/waving sensation - with confusion/with vertigo/”As form water internally
inflamed > cold
Lids - heavy (l./inflamed lower r.)
Pain - l./r./dull across eye/burning (internal/”As if dry)/> closing lids/”As from sand” (> rubbing/+ dry mouth)/tearing/”As if pulling” (inward/> looking up
Twitching around the eye
Weak while reading
Vision: Blurred (reading > looking up/writing)
Dim - “As if covered with mucus”
Dim - reading/> rubbing
Ear: Discharge - r./serous (r.)
“As if distended” internally/”As if full” (r.)
Noises internally - whistling r.
Pain - behind (ext. down neck)/r. (behind)/l./cutting/with pain in face/in mastoid/pressing
“As if stopped” (r.)
Hearing: Acute (to all sounds)
Discharge - watery (during inspiration)
Dry inside (painful/+ headache)
Itching (> cold)
Obstructed (r./one side/> rising from bed/> blowing/must breathe through mouth/with discharge/> coughing/in posterior nares/with painful root)
Pain - from dryness/with headache/ext. to head/in root (+ dryness)/burning ext. to pharynx/in sinus/burning, smarting (in root)/dull
Complaints of sinuses (dryness)
Face: Contraction around eyes
Pain - jaw (aching/rheumatic in articulation)
Perspiration (during fever)
Mouth: Bleeding from gums (with pain)
“As if tongue has been burnt”
Dry [lips (in daytime)/with thirst]
Pain - burning (of tongue)/sore, soft palate/in tongue (r./frenulum)
Taste - bitter (with nausea)/sour
Ulcers - painful to touch/inside of lips/sore, smarting
Teeth: Sensitive (to touch lower and upper teeth)
Throat: “As if air bubble in oesophagus” [> sensation of air bubble in oesophagus (after eating/< lying down/> sitting)]
Tonsils - white/inflamed (on waking)
Disposition to hawk (from thick/talking)
Pain [r./morning (on waking)/in pharynx (upper part)/burning with dryness/rawness (swallowing/on inspiration)/scratching/sore]
Constant disposition to swallow
External throat: Swollen cervical glands (r./painful to touch)
Stomach: Appetite - capricious/diminished (+ nausea/during fatigue)/easy satiety/increased (on waking)/wanting with hunger
Distended (walking difficult)
Nausea [from warm drinks/after eating after/> eating/from smell of food/during pain (in abdomen)]
Pain - > lying/during nausea/cramping (< standing)/stitching (l.)
Abdomen: Distended (after eating)
Flatulence + distension
Pain [< pressure/cramping (at night/> eating/in hypogastrium)/sharp/twisting
Rectum: Fullness of perineum
Itching around anus
Pain burning (perineum)
Stool: Bloody/copious /dark/yellow/smells like rotten eggs
Bladder: Urination - “As if dribbling)/dribbling/involuntary (lying/> walking/standing)
Urine: Dark (yellow)
Female organs: “As if flatus in uterus”
Menses - appear suddenly/flow clotted/flow copious/painful/too short
Orgasm in dreams
Pain in ovaries (evening/> pressure)/cramping (> bending forward/> cramping/pressing in uterus
Larynx and trachea: hoarse (with mucus in larynx)
Respiration: Difficult (morning on waking/+ yawning)
Heart complaints (+ vertigo/+ l. upper limb numb)
Pain [in heart (at night lying down/ext. l. arm)/mamma (l./ext. axilla/> pressure by hand)/burning (lower part)/crushing (behind sternum/”As if heel crushing on chest > pressure)
Palpitation (+ anxiety/of heart irregular)
Perspiration in axilla offensive
Back: Itching r./cervical region (“As if hair was tickling”)
Pain - in r. scapula
Perspiration in cervical region (during fever)
Stiffness [in cervical region (r./> pressure/> massage/on waking/dorsal region)]
Tension (r./in dorsal region)
Twitching - l./in scapulae)
Extremities: Awkward lower limbs - knocks against things/trips over things
“As if bandaged” - in Knee (l.)
Constriction [knee (l./ext. to calf/”As from a band”]
Contraction - l./knee
Cramping - leg/calf (tendo achillis)
Eruptions - forearm (itching/vesicles)/hand [back of (vesicles discharge watery)]/thigh (vesicles/itching)/thigh
Heaviness [lower limbs (night)]
Itching - foot at night/sole of foot r./between toes/toes (3rd/4th)
Lameness [upper limbs (l.)]
Lameness - l./leg
Numbness - upper limbs/shoulder (ext. lower arm)/forearm (l./< lying on l. hand)/hand (l. > lying on right side/in morning on waking/> motion/> rubbing/on waking/l. thumb)/foot
Pain - Elbow (l./< motion/paralytic/> warmth/ext. hand/ext.
shoulder)/Fingers [rheumatic/joints/lower limbs (r. hip)/knee (r./>
knee)/foot (r./in sole > motion/walking/in hollow of foot)/aching (in knee
> motion/< rest/>
rubbing/> warmth)/burning (l. shoulder/forearm/back of hand/joints of hand/between 4th and 5th finger/l. hand/first joints/first joints proximal/knee)/cutting (in hollow of foot)/dull in r. knee/shooting (in knee > rubbing)/
Stitching in hollow of foot/in l. shoulder
Perspiration - Hand (clammy/in palm)/on upper limbs/in bends of joints
Stiffness - in joints/in calf (l.)
Swelling - hot in foot
Tingling “As if from electric current”
Trembling in (l.) knee
Weakness [in hand (l./grasping objects)/lower limbs (< eating)
Sleep: Deep/disturbed (from anxiety/by the slightest noise/by perspiration)/restless
Falling asleep (in afternoon/difficult)/unable to sleep
Light hears every sound
Need of sleep great
On back (with arms lying over head)
Sleepless (from slight noise/with perspiration/from activity of thoughts)
Waking too late
Yawning in morning
Dreams: Abuse of others/accidents/adventurous/aggressive/amorous/anger/(fighting with) animals/being attached/cruelty/entertainment/escaping/explosions/fighting/fights/fleeing/forest/frightful/helping (people in distress)/Journeys (with difficulties)/killing/moving photos/being pursued/rivers/sea/sexual/snakes/soldiers/tunnel/unremebered/violent/walking through walls/water (muddy/waterfalls)/ wedding/weeping/wounded
Chill: In general
Fever: In morning on waking (with chilliness/> water/> cold)
Perspiration with (in palm)/with mild perspiration heat/with mild fever
Perspiration: in general
Clammy/hot/smells offensive/during sleep
Skin: Burning after scratching
Eruptions - blisters itching/crusty, yellow/discharge (yellow/sticky)/crusty (in center)/itching/rash/transparent/vesicular (itching/crusty/small/watery)
Excoriation - after scratching after/must scratch it raw
Itching - < scratching (must scratch until it is raw)/< heat/> scratching/stinging/tickling “As if from hair”
Pain - stinging
Generals: Allergic constitution to dust
Food and drink: Desires: bread and butter/cold drinks (water)/salty food; Aversion to: food (+ hunger);
Flushes of heat (with perspiration)/sensation of heat/becoming heated
Inflamed sinus - changes of cold/wet weather
“As if old”/”As if strong”
Pain in muscles
Weakness (in afternoon/in evening/+ yawning/> eating)