Procyon lotor = Raccoon fur/= Waschbärpelz
[Sonya McLeod/Kathleen Taylor]
Sonya and her husband tried closing the cat door halfway so that the raccoon would not be able to fit through, but the raccoons simply slipped their human-like hands under the door and lifted it back up. The raccoons were ripping through the paper bag of hard cat food, so she and her husband decided to put the food in a plastic container, only to wake
up to the sound of the raccoons lifting and violently banging the container against the ground so that they could jar it open. Raccoons don’t seem to be terribly afraid of humans, at least these ones didn’t. One time that summer Sonya’s husband chased one of the raccoons out of the house, but it didn’t go far. He saw it lounging on their couch on the back deck, giving itself a good clean with its tongue, looking very relaxed and at home. Another night Sonya saw one on the back steps and looked it square in the eye to measure its reaction.
It unwaveringly met her gaze and stood up on his hind legs with paws in the air, looking just like a dog begging its master for food.
The word raccoon is derived from the Algonquin word arakum meaning "he who scratches with his hands".
First Nations: many legends about the raccoon, usually portraying them as tricksters.
Northern and Central America. Prefer to live in forests and woodlands close to streams, lakes, and seashores. Trees provide the raccoons with shelter, with fruits and nuts to eat. Raccoon are excellent swimmers and often hunt in water for small animals such as crayfish.
Holes in large trees are popular dens for raccoons because they are off the ground and away from predators. They will also make their dens in any other space they can find,
such as small caves or holes dug by other Animals, usually have more than one den. Live comfortably in towns and cities. They can make their dens in chimneys, attics,
abandoned cars, and basements.
Every raccoon has a home range/territory, or an area in which the animal has its den and forages for food. Raccoons rarely leave their territories unless they can no longer find food or suitable mates.
The size of the raccoon’s territory depends on how much food is available there. A raccoon stays in their territory for safety reasons. Within its territory, it knows where to
find food, water, and knows the safest places to hide from predators.
Raccoons are clean animals. Raccoons that live in the same home range leave their droppings in a shared pit or latrine.
One of the most distinctive things about the raccoon is the wide band of black fur that runs across its eyes and down its cheeks, very much resembling a bandit’s mask.
The tail is long and bushy, with a black tip and black rings around it. The raccoon uses its tail for balance, holding it straight out when it runs or climbs along tree branches.
A raccoon’s colours and markings act as camouflage.
They help the animal blend in with its surroundings. A raccoon is difficult to spot when it sits still among trees.
Raccoonskins have historically been made into hats and coats by First Nations, and later by the settlers. The coonskin hat is so warm that it is comfortable to wear only during
the coldest days of winter. During the 1920s, the coats were so popular that wild raccoons were almost hunted to extinction. The racoon’s coat consists of two types of fur.
The short, dense underfur makes up 90% of the coat.
The remaining 10% consists of short, stiff guard hairs. The guard hairs help to protect the raccoon from the wind and rain, as water runs off them easily.
Raccoons are nocturnal, so their eyes are adapted for night vision. At the back of the eye is a layer of cells called the tapetum, which reflects the light back through the retina.
Like many night-active animals, raccoons are probably colour-blind. Raccoons have a very acute sense of hearing. They can detect the slightest rustling of leaves in the distance
and can instantly locate the direction of sounds.
It also has a keen sense of smell.
Raccoons make great use of their two front paws. They have a keen sense of touch, and their long, slender toes work somewhat like fingers. A raccoon can use these paws to
snatch clams, pick fruit, flip lids off garbage cans, unlatch picnic baskets, and even unscrew jars. The racoon’s sense of touch is vital to it in its search for food (shoreline).
When hunting for crayfish, it wades among the boulders and reaches around the edges of the stones, feeling for its prey.
Raccoons are strong and very agile. They can run up and down trees, or along small tree limbs like squirrels. They can even climb down trees head first. Raccoons are more
nimble in trees than they are on the ground.
If they meet an enemy, they can run on land in a burst of speed, but usually run up a tree if one is nearby in order to escape. They are also very good jumpers. They can leap
from quite a height without hurting themselves.
Raccoons are omnivores, meaning that they eat both plants and animals. Raccoons love crayfish. They also fish for frogs, tadpoles and minnows, and they will feed on field
mice, turtles, garter snakes, snails and other small animals. Raccoons that live along the sea coast catch clams and oysters. They also eat berries, nuts, seeds, acorns and insects.
They can also climb trees and steal honey from bees. Farmland raccoons eat corn, grapes and apples. Sometimes they will even raid a chicken house for the eggs. Raccoons enjoy handling their food before they eat it. They seem to enjoy the feel of the food in their fingers. Their fingers become even more sensitive than usual when wet, so it is not surprising that raccoons often douse their food in water before eating it.
In urban areas, raccoons use their agile, sensitive hands to find food. They can easily pry open sealed trash cans. Open refrigerator doors, drawers and cabinets can make them
quite a pest if they can gain entry into someone’s house.
Natural predators: alligators, foxes, wolves, eagles, owls, coyotes, cougars and bobcats.
Raccoons in northern climates mate between late January and early March. Their southern counterparts mate about two months earlier. When a male raccoon is ready to mate,
he finds a female. He knows where females have dens in his home range, or he may have to leave his home range if there are none in his area. Male raccoons have been known
to travel many miles to find a mating partner. He uses his sense of smell to find females ready to mate. He will mate with as many females as he can.
Female raccoons are choosy about their partners. They are aggressive towards the males who approach them. Though the males often fight over the females, the stronger raccoon does not always win the female/she chooses the mate/turns away all the others.
After the raccoons mate, they share the same den for about 2 weeks. After that, the male leaves. The female then prepares her nursery den, usually in a tree hole. She lives in
her den alone until the babies are born, 9 weeks later.
4 - 5 babies in one litter, one time a year. Born tiny and helpless, with only a thin layer of grayish fur. They feed on their mother’s milk. By the time they are three weeks old,
their eyes are open, their masks are thick and dark, and their tails are ringed. Once the kits are two months old, the mother moves them to a den on the ground, so that they can
leave the den easily and follow their mother on short trips. The den is usually near water so that the babies can hunt near their home. Soon after moving them to the new den,
the mother weans them, and they are ready to start learning to hunt and forage with their mother. Juveniles follow their mother in single file as they forage.
The group must keep together because juveniles are still easy prey for predators. The kits also imitate threat postures, poses that adults use to scare away predators.
They will play fight with their brothers and sisters so that they get used to their bodies before they leave the mother. In northern climates, juveniles leave their mother’s den the
next spring, when they are almost a year old. In warmer climates they can leave their mother the first autumn, when they are five to seven months old.
In the North, as the days shorten and the nights turn chilly, a feeding frenzy comes over the raccoon. It begins its nightly hunt for food earlier than before, and will hunt later.
A thick layer of fat forms underneath its fur as it prepares to sleep away the winter. Raccoons in warmer climates are active year round. The ones in northern climates settle
down in their dens to sleep away most of the winter. They do not truly hibernate - their body temperature does not drop and their breathing and heartbeat do not slow down.
The raccoon stays warm and relaxed and can easily be woken up. In mild winter days, the raccoon will come out of its den to bask in the sun or look for food. It will go back
to sleep in its den when the weather turns colder again.
While the vast majority of raccoons spend their adult lives away from other adults, they can develop some degree of an organized social life under certain conditions.
Large numbers of raccoons are occasionally found denning together for the winter.
Adult male raccoons may sometimes travel together. Females may travel with one another or with adult males.
Raccoons communicate in many ways. They use sounds, body positions and scents to send messages to raccoons and other animals. Some naturalists believe that raccoons
can make as many as 14 - 15 distinctly different sounds, each with a meaning of its own.
Scientists who have tested raccoons say that they are close to rhesus monkeys in intelligence. In one test raccoons were able to open doors fastened with many different
types of latches in order to reach their food. They also have a good memory, since they were able to open the same latches without any mistakes the next year.
“Raccoon carries the medicine of the protector of the underdog and provider for the young, infirm, and elderly. Often called “littel bandit” by southern tribes,
This Robin Hood of the animal kingdom teaches us about generosity and caring for others. When Raccoon comes your way, you are being asked to contact your inner
warrior, to become a protector and generous provider for those in need. Raccoon medicine people have the uncanny ability to assist others without allowing them to
become victims or dependent.”
Raccoon medicine people have the uncanny ability to assist others without allowing them to become victims or dependents. Like the tribal chiefs of old, Raccoon
tends to the needs of the tribe before taking anything for itself.
A troupe of Raccoons scouting for food is often a hilarious exercise in generosity. After rolling in the cornmeal or flour, they finally settle on their favorite morsels, giving the best tidbits to their lookout. Raccoons leave a watcher behind when raiding a campsite or mountain cabin, usually the dominant male. He is always fed first by the other raiders to honor his vigilance as the group’s protector. This uncommon lack of greed is as rare in the world of humans as it is in the rest of the animal world. While other creatures fight one another for the for the best of a kill, Raccoon teaches the universal law of giving back to the source of your strength, guidance and protection. You are also reminded that benefolence and generosity comes around full circle to reward the giver.
If Raccoon wanders into your cards today, the little bandit may be telling you to look around and see who needs your strength at this time. Speak up in defence of another instead of remaining silent when others are gossiping. Maybe it is time to share the bounty of your time, energy, or possessions with the less fortunate. But remember to help those in need develop their own protector and provider skills. In all cases, Raccoon asks that you honor yourself and others equally. Provide for your own needs, or your well will be dry when you choose to give generously. Chiefs earn their Eagle feathers when they promote every human’s right to self-dignity; acting in this manner brings that same honor to yourself and to your family.
If Raccoon has appeared in the reverse position, you may be robbing yourself of much needed strength at this time. Do you need an attitude adjustment? If you are wasting energy on self-pity, feeling like an underdog, do something nice for someone else. The change of focus could create moer self-esteem. Observing the authentic needs in another’s situation absolves self-pity. Another contrary message is denying the need to be generous or compassionate with yourself. In this case, you may not be provided enough workable options to solve your present challenges.
If you are feeling drained, it may be time to receive the gratitude of those you have helped in the past. If you have been giving too much and have forgotten to honor your own needs, Raccoon could be telling you to stead some time to be alone. The little bandit also reminds you to keep watch for “takers” who never give back. Keep yourself from feeding others who are too needy, or too greedy. Balanced Raccoon medicine does not waste its generosity on those who refuse to help themselves or are too lazy to contribute to learn
One side (right or left)
Sensory organs (eyes, vision, ears, hearing, nose, smell, mouth, tongue, taste, touch)
Digestive tract (throat, stomach, abdomen, rectum)
Female reproductive system
Back & Neck (pains)
<: Late afternoon (17 h.), evening, & night 14 h. (headaches)/on waking/becoming cold or overheating/bright light/loud noises/pressure/swallowing (throat pain)/drinking liquids/eating/menses;
>: After sleeping/drinking liquids/eating/rubbing;
Miasm: both sycosis and psora which puts the remedy in the ringworm miasm. Ringworm miasm: periods of effort # inactivity.
Many of the provers had this type of experience in regards to their energy: there were days where they were very active and restless, alternating with times when they had no energy to do much of anything. Interestingly enough, one of the provers said that she got a rash that looked like ringworm, even though she knew that it wasn’t ringworm.
Animal Themes: Survival
A few of the provers felt dirty or ugly, with a lack of confidence in themselves. Competition with other people came up in the dreams. A lot about survival. People needing this remedy will fight for their survival, and are not
afraid to establish and maintain their personal boundaries. There was a lot in the dreams about victimization and subordination, abuse, being attacked, and then fighting back or protecting oneself or others.
Mammal Themes: Family/Nurturing/Female Complaints/Protecting Children/Fear of snakes
Many provers, as well as supervisors/master prover, had an increased need to take care of and nurture their children. Many also had dreams of family members. This theme of nurturing and family also came out in the dreams of many of the provers. This is a theme common to all mammal remedies, including raccoons who can stay with their young for up to a year.
Many of the provers also experienced menstrual symptoms. It caused painful menses for a few different provers. For a couple of provers, they had some cramping either before or after their period. The pain was either cramping, or there was a bearing down sensation.
Two of the provers had their periods come as early as 9 days early. One supervisor had intermittent bleeding that came and went. For two provers it either caused or cured heavy period flow. For some the periods tended to last longer than normal.
We also found it interesting that two of the provers had itching and dryness of the nipples. This symptom fits in with the theme of nurturing.
Fear of snakes is also common to all mammal remedies. This symptom showed up in a few separate dreams of one of the provers.
General Themes of Procyon Lotor
Increased Creativity and Activity of the Mind/Dullness, Confusion and Foggy Mind
Many of the provers experienced more ideas and flow of thoughts after taking the remedy. Sometimes this rush of thoughts increased at night, preventing sleep. Other provers found it very difficult to think and to concentrate, like their minds had become foggy, becoming absentminded and confused.
Physical Restlessness and Activity/Weariness with Aversion to Work
Some provers experienced an increase in energy even when they did not get a full night’s sleep. They became physically restless and active. A couple provers also experienced an increase of physical restlessness at night in bed, with lots of tossing and turning. Other provers experienced lassitude with indolence and an aversion to work/overpowering sleepiness with a desire to lie down and nap. Sleeping or napping often restored the prover’s energy.
Anger, Irritability, Quarrelsomeness and Intolerance This aspect of the remedy also came out in the dreams. Provers who were normally intolerant and short tempered became more tolerant and sympathetic towards others, accompanied by feelings of happiness and cheerfulness.
It also caused or ameliorated a quarrelsome disposition. Fights and quarrels were also prominent in the dreams.
This came out in the dreams as well. For some provers, their normal anxiety was > during the proving. One supervisor experienced a pronounced anxiety on waking at 5 h.
Sensory Sensitivity Increased or Diminished: Vision, Smell, Touch, Hearing, Taste
Some provers became sensitive to colour and to bright light. One prover had the desire to wear black, as she found bright colours too stimulating. We can guess this symptom may be related to the raccoon’s increased sensitivity to light since their eyes are suited to night vision.
One prover became very aware of and uncomfortable in her own skin. Sense of smell was increased. Another prover became very sensitive to noise, but one master prover had blocked ears and had trouble hearing.
One prover had a diminished sense of taste, where food didn’t taste as good as it usually did.
This was a symptom which was experienced by provers, supervisors and the master provers during the proving. Provers and their supervisors often had difficulty getting hold of each other during the proving. At the extraction meeting, the master prover’s internet stopped working, making it impossible for the group in Edmonton to communicate with the group in Vancouver via Skype. Some provers also had the feeling of being separate from other people, talking to them at a distance or feeling like others were speaking a different language. One related physical symptom is that one of the provers’ voice became very weak and she lost her voice, making communication with others difficult.
Another prover’s voice became much louder than usual and she had trouble keeping opinions to herself, which was probably an ameliorated symptom since she normally keeps more to herself.
Criminals, Crimes, and Police
There were lots of dreams about committing crimes, stealing, criminals, and police. One of the provers had her proving journal stolen during the proving. The raccoon’s reputation as a sneaky bandit and thief comes through very strongly in this proving.
Food, Increased Appetite, Nausea and Digestive Issues
Lots of dreams about food and eating. Many of the provers had increased appetite, perhaps mimicking the raccoon’s voracious appetite in the fall, in preparation for sleeping away the winter. Provers had all sorts of different food cravings. One prover had a capricious appetite, wanting various foods but not being satisfied after she ate them.
Nausea seems to be a big part of this remedy, since most if not all of the participants experienced this symptom. A lot of the provers experienced nausea when hungry
> eating. Others just experienced a generalized nausea, not really >/< by anything. The nausea was also sometimes + vertigo.
Emotions were felt in the stomach of one prover. Some provers had gurgling in the abdomen, with increased or offensive flatus. This remedy produced an increased urgency for stool. For one prover it caused constipation with urging. It ameliorated one prover’s hemorrhoids.
Flow & Lack of Flow: Water & Dryness
Almost every prover experienced this theme, as well as a master prover. A few days before the extraction meeting, the master prover’s parking lot was flooded. Flooding, rivers, streams, oceans, etc. were in the dreams of many of the provers, and master prover. Raccoons prefer to live near water, as it is one of their main food sources in nature.
Many of the provers became very thirsty. The throat, mouth, and lips became dry. Skin eruptions were mainly dry. Hair became dry as well. The master prover had a sensation of water in the ear. On the other hand, there was increased mucus production. Some provers had mucus in the back of the throat, and had the desire to clear the throat. There was sneezing and coryza. Two provers had dry, non-productive coughs. One prover had no urge to urinate during the day, but the frequency of urination increased at night. Another prover felt that the remedy had really < a UTI that had started to come on before the proving. One prover had dry eyes, and two provers had lachrymation.
The menstrual flow was also disrupted. Please see “mammal themes” for more details.
One prover had vaginal dryness, while another had some vaginal discharge.
Stopped/lump/plug sensations came up a few times in the physicals. It is interesting when viewing this symptom in terms of water and dryness, how things are stopped up and not flowing properly. These sensations were experienced in the throat, ears, and stomach.
Dreams of Animals: Large Felines, Birds, Slugs and Dogs
Bobcats and cougars are natural predators of the raccoon. Provers and one master prover dreamt of a cougar, panther, and a tiger. One prover had a dream of a dog. Hunters use dogs to hunt raccoons. There were also dreams about different types of birds such as ducks and hummingbirds, and a dream about invertebrates and slugs. Raccoons eat birds and slugs.
Dreams of Forests, Trees, and Climbing Trees
The natural home of a raccoon is in the forest. They make their dens in trees. They are also excellent climbers. In the proving, many of the provers had dreams of trees, and of climbing those trees. There were also dreams of the tropics (i.e. palm trees and rainforest), which makes sense if one considers that raccoons not only live in North America but also in Central America, which is tropical.
Dreams of Magic & Fairytales
This theme came out in the dreams. Historically the raccoon has been a part of many old First Nations legends. One of the provers also had a dream about aboriginal people.
Dreams of Houses
A common theme in the dreams of especially one prover in particular. Adult raccoons don’t usually live in just one den, they may have several that they frequent. The “house” or den of the raccoon is especially important to a mother and her babies.
More Physical Themes
We are not sure whether this is a theme of this proving, since the provers who got headaches usually had headaches normally, though the headaches they got during the proving
were different from their usual headaches.
One thing that we can be sure of is that this remedy has an affinity for pains in general (stitching).
Stitching Pains, Come & Go Suddenly with Special Affinity for the Small Joints
Pains were predominantly sharp, or stitching in nature [in the head, eyes, face, neck, stomach, abdomen chest (small joints). Pains also had a tendency to come and go suddenly,
not staying around for very long.
Pressure/Pressing Pains/Heaviness/Bearing Down
These sensations were experienced in the head, eyes, face, stomach, abdomen, uterus, chest, back
Constriction/Tension/Pinching or Opposite: Swelling/Inflammation/Distension
In the eyes, neck, back, chest and knees.
Swelling/Inflammation/Distension in the face, ears, mouth, abdomen, and throat.
Fluttering in the chest. Trembling or twitching of the extremities.
Heat/Chilliness/Flushes of Heat
Some provers became very chilly and found it hard to get warm even after covering themselves with a blanket. Provers experienced a sensation of heat on the face.
One prover’s hot flashes increased. Another prover had a flush of heat during her headache.
Some provers felt hotter than usual, even on a chilly day one prover took off her jacket.
Most provers tended to be chilly during the proving (sometimes # flushes of heat).
Skin eruptions tend to be dry or pustular, with or without itching.
Symptoms (pain), tend to come and go suddenly
Early waking, sometimes feeling refreshed after only a short sleep
Waking at 5 h.
Weeping in the morning on waking
“As if inhaling cold air through one nostril”
Dark circles below the eyes
Urine smelling as if one had eaten asparagus
Itching of the right mammae
Activity - creative/desires it/restless
Alternating states - emotional
Anguish with pain in stomach (pit)
Anxious (about business/in chest/in throat/when time is set/on waking/cannot work)/ Fear (for failure in business or work)
Aversion - to herself/to company
Business - aptitude for/averse to
Children - aversion to her own child/desires children - to beget, to nurture
Colors - aversion to/desires black (clothes)
Communication - not able to
Concentration - active/difficult (studying while reading/during work)
Confidence - in self/want of selfconfidence
Confusion - in time/as to own identity (sensation of duality/personal boundaries)
Contradict, disposed to
Delusions, imaginations - is not appreciated/wearing a coat of armor/is controlled, every movement and thought/is dirty/has been poisoned/is ugly/
everything is unreal/is a victim
Disgust - himself, with
Distance - inaccurate judgement of
Dullness (does not comprehend conversation and is unable to relate properly/feels enveloped in a fog)
Egotism, self esteem
Fight, wants to
Gestures - tapping with fingers
Growling like a dog
Home - desire to leave
Ideas - abundant
Indifference, apathy - duties - domestic
Indifference, apathy - persons, to all
Indolence - housework, aversion to her usual
Indolence, aversion to work
Injustice, cannot support
Irritable (about trifles)
Laughing - (during anxiety/joyless/loudly/nervous
Memory - weak (for what he was about to do/time)
Mistakes - reading/in time/of perception
Mood - agreeable/variable
Postponing everything to next day
Prostration of mind
Quick to act
Restless, nervous (during work)
Senses - acute of skin surface
Sensitive, oversensitive - to colors/to light/to noise/to odors
Slow in motion
Starting from sleep
Thoughts - rush, flow of and sleepy
Time - loss of conception/passes too quickly, appearing shorter
Weeping - morning on waking after dreaming/on waking
Vertigo: during headache
With nausea - with
Turning - < motion of head
Head: Hair - brittle/dry
Cutting hair - desires
Eruptions (margins of hair/rash)
Brain feels “As if enveloped in a fog”
Pain - l./r./> lying/< 14 h./< night/with disordered/dull (in forehead/above eyes/< loud noise)/in forehead (r./ext. eye)/< heat/before menses/< noise/in occiput/pressing
Pulsating/sudden (forehead)/in temples (r./< pressure)/< warmth
Twisting and sensation of
Eruptions - Lids [(r./l./upper)/pimples/pustules]
Movement - rolling r.
Pain - r./l. (aching/stitching)/canthi r./constricting/ext. forehead/pressing (> dark/< pressure)
Turned - r./upward
Vision: Blurred (with lachrymation)
Bright light <
Ears: Inflamed mastoid bones
Pain - dull r./> pressure/> rubbing/swallowing
“As if stopped” r./”As from water”
Hearing: Acute - to noise/voices and talking
Impaired (from water in ear)
Nose: Air “As if cold”/
Pain - in cold air/< inhaling air/< open air/inspiration cold air
Smell: Acute (for offensive odors)
Face: Lips - with cracks/dry (with thirst)/hot/pain
Dark - below
Eruptions - cheeks (l.)/fine/on forehead (l./rash)/pustules/rash (l.)/red on cheeks/rough
Heat [cheeks (r./on waking)/”As if hot”]
Pain - stitching in jaws [articulation (r.)]
Swollen - r./hot/lower jaw (r.) - lower - right
Tingling, Prickling - r./cheeks
Tongue - dry/inflamed - glossitis
Swollen - salivary glands (submaxillary, submandibulary/r.)/edges of tongue
Taste: Diminished/food tastes insipid
Throat: Dry - painful/with thirst
Hawking - ineffectual/from mucus in the larynx
“As if lump, plug” - < swallowing/not > swallowing
Mucus (difficult to detach/after eating)
Pain - l./evening/> cold drinks/pulsating, throbbing/rawness (> cold drinks/< hawking)/soreness/< swallowing
Neck: - Pain - r./drawing/ext. downward/ext. shoulder/stitching (r.)
Stomach: < Anger
Appetite - capricious/increased (morning/with nausea/sudden)/insatiable/ravenous (during headache/with nausea)
Heaviness (after eating)
“As if lump” after eating
Nausea [evening/night/< drinking water/> drinking/after eating/> eating/< fasting/during headache/intermittent/paroxysmal/without vomiting]
Pain - stitching (paroxysmal/> sitting)
Thirst (with aversion to drink/extreme/often, frequent)
Vomiting - desire to (but cannot)
Abdomen: Distended (with nausea)
Eruptions - itching/urticaria
Heaviness (in hypogastrium)
Pain - inguinal region [stitching (l./ext. downward/ext. thigh)]
Rectum: Constipation with urging
Diarrhea during menses
Flatus - offensive (foul)
Heamorrhage - during stool - during
Hemorrhoids - painful during stool/< stool
Urging (at night)
Urging to urinate, morbid desire - absent
Urination frequent at night (seldom during day)
Urine: Smells like asparagus after eating
Female organs: Dry vagina
Eruptions - labia/painful/on labia (pimples/pustules)
Heat - flushes of
Heaviness in uterus
Leucorrhea - < standing/thin, watery/< walking/white
Menses - bright red/brown/clotted (dark)/frequent, too early, too soon (5 days too early/9 days too early)/intermittent/irregular/painful (> standing/> walking/
Dysmenorrhea.)/profuse (and protracted)/protracted, prolonged (7 days)
Pain - Bearing down (during menses/in region of uterus)/cramping [before menses/cramping in uterus (during ovulation)/after menses (in ovaries)/before menses
Pushing sensation in uterus
Speech & Voice: Voice - lost (after prolonged talking)/loud/weak
Respiration: Difficult during pain/
Impeded (at night/from constriction in chest)
Cough: Deep breathing <
Dry (morning/on waking/on deep inspiration
Tickling in throat (on waking)
Chest: Constriction (at night in bed/and restless)
Dry nipples (r.)
Itching in mammae (r.)
Pain - stitching in region under mammae l.
Pressure on chest
Fluttering Sensation in heart
Back: Pain - cervical region (ext. back/ext. downwards/in trapezius muscle)/constricting in cervical region/dorsal region between scapulae/drawing in cervical region/
pinching (in dorsal region/in scapulae/in lumbar region)/pressing (in dorsal region - scapulae/in lumbar region during menses/> sitting/< standing)/> rubbing/between
shoulders/> sitting/sore in cervical region/< standing
Stiffness - dorsal region/> stretching
Tension - dorsal region/> stretching
Extremities: Chilliness (feet/legs/lower limbs)
Cracks - hands
Dryness - hands (palms)
Eruptions - desquamating in hands/dry (in bend of elbows/hands/legs)/hands (eczema/itching)/red [elbows/hands/legs/spots (lower limbs/upper limbs)/
Rough/spots (lower limbs/upper limbs)/urticaria - hands/vesicles (itching/hands/between fingers)
Itching - feet (r./soles)/r./toes (first)
Pain - r./16 - 17 h. - 18 h./aching in elbows/ankles (r./on waking)/elbow r. /in fingers < pressure/intermittent/knees [l./< bending/in hollow/< motion/patella (l.)/> rubbing/walking]/
with numbness/pinching [knees (in hollow)]/> rubbing/sciatica (r./< night/with numbness)/< standing/stitching [in knees standing/> rubbing/in ankles/in fingers [< pressure/2nd l./tips)/knees (l./outer, lateral/patella (l.)/”As from
splinters” in fingers/sudden in knees disappearing suddenly/wrists (r.)/weariness - ankles/legs/lower limbs/in wrists (r./ext. to )arm
Pulling Sensation - lower limbs
Redness in fingertips
Restless - at night (before going to bed/upper limbs)/while lying
Tingling, prickling - in upper limbs (r./forearms)
Trembling - hands/upper limbs
Twitching - at night/in legs - calves
Sleep: Disturbed - during heat/from pain
Falling asleep late
“As if interrupted by heat”
Position - on r. side impossible/l.
Restless - from anxiety/during heat/physical
Short - refreshing
Sleepy - morning on waking/17 h./during chill/early evening/intermittent/desire to lie down/overpowering/with yawning
Sleepless - first part of night/at night with activity of thoughts/from thoughts
Waking - 5 h./after anxiety/from cares, worries/from cough/too early/easily/after fright, fear/slept one's fill (after short sleep)
Dreams: <(<(<( VIELE )>)>)>
Chill: Chilliness (in bed/with desire to wrap up)
Warmth - desire for
Fever, Heat: Internal
Perspiration: With anxiety
Eruptions - desquamating/dry/eczema (dry/itching)/granular/itching/painful (sore, smarting)/painless/pimples/pustules/red (rash/spots)/spots/
urticaria (with itching)/vesicles (itching/red)/hot/itching (sudden/violent)
Purpura - haemorrhagica
Generalities: Activity desires
< Afternoon (17 h.)/< evening (20 h.)/< night (21 h.)
Applications > cold
Conscious of body
Covering > and desire for
Energy - lots of
Exercise - desires
Faintness - vertigo, in
Food and drinks: Desires: choc./cold drinks (water)/fruit/indistinct, knows not what/many things/milk/sugar/tea/water;
<: water; >: cheese/choc.; Aversion: fat and rich food/sweets;
Heat flushes (during headache/lack of vital heat)/”As if hot”
Inclined to lie down
“As if a lump”
Motion > rapid, running, dancing/violent
Pains - constricting/one-sided/pressing/shooting, darting, lightning quick/stitching
Physical restlessness - wants to move about continuously
Weariness (on waking)
> Wrapping head