The common symptoms of bad behaviour aren’t going to help you in these cases of badly behaved children. All these kids hit. They all throw tantrums. They’re all defiant.
They all demand your constant attention, are easily frustrated, break things, throw things, scream, have short attention spans and crave sweets. Another typical complaint
you hear is about clothing. The seams bother them, their socks bother them, they may only be able to wear one thing,over and over again. They can be equally as fussy about
food–the food can’t touch the other food, the texture has to be smooth, and so on. So, none of this is going to help you find a remedy. You have to take a complete case, and
then look at what is left after you clear away all the common symptoms of these children.
Tarent. child can be very destructive and hyperactive; but, how do you know it’s Tarentula? In the last Tarentula case I took, the case was solved by observing that the child
only flew into a rage if there was an audience! (“When there are no observers, there is no hysteria.”–Murphy’s Materia Medica.) She had a fear of spiders, which was the first
clue I had; she was calmed by music but < loud noises (music) in general. This speaks to the sensitive hearing that spider remedies have (sensitive to noise). She was chilly–
typical of Tarentula but peculiar in children as children tend to be warm-blooded, making chilliness a good confirmatory symptom for Tarentula.
Essentially, Tarent. child is the kid from hell. Will hit another child for absolutely no reason and is jealous of any attention paid to a sibling. They’re not affectionate, even with
their parents and grandparents. They’re aggressive, violent, biting, scratching, destructive and impossible to be with. Hyperactive too, very speedy. Tarantula people will become
exasperated if you’re moving too slow! They won’t hesitate to hurry you up. The kids order the adults around, barking orders at them; but barking is interesting because they’re
afraid of dogs and the dark too. You may think of Stram. but then you notice that the child loves to sing and dance; in fact, music, singing and dancing may be the only
thing that makes the child happy! The child may insist on dancing naked; but, it’s not Hyos., as Hyos. can be very affectionate, almost too affectionate with strangers; but,
Tarentula is not affectionate at all. They are rude, demanding and contrary!
Loves to listen to fast rock-and-roll music
Tarantula hispanica. LM12 Dil Arcana, C12 – C200 Glob. (var. manufacturers) 5 drops/day or single doses
Extreme and destructive forms of hyperactive behavior point to here.
This homeopathic remedy is derived from a poisonous spider, the Spanish tarantula and exerts an exciting action
on the rhythmic system. It is suitable for girls and boys with pronounced constitutional ADHD: They appear
constitutionally strong and have inexhaustible energy which enables them to blithely ignore all inner and outer
obstacles, as immediately becomes clear at the doctor's office:
• they like to dance and climb
• they can behave deviously and even deceitfully, stealing and breaking things
• they are constantly asking for attention
• reprimands are manifestly pointless and make no impression on these children
• a point to note: they may be subject to fear of spiders and insects
• in the respiratory realm one sometimes notes the development of stuttering and asthma. ‡
‡ Extreme, destructive hyperactivity, overwhelming urge to move ‡
Comparison.: child Tarentula with others
Vergleich.: Kind in Medhorrinum + Tarentula
Tarantula and Theridion often compare with Tuberculinum children because of this intense restlessness;
A jack-in-the-box type: Incredible quickness; springs up suddenly; cannot sit still for a second (Hyos. Merc. Rhus-t); sudden impulses.
Attention-seeking behaviour (Calc-s. Hyos. Ign. Mag-m. Plat-met. Puls. Stram. Tub) resulting from feeling forsaken or neglected, where the parents are too
busy in their profession or in conflict between themselves.
Can feign any sickness under the sun (Bell. Plb. Puls. Verat).
Full of activity and boundless energy, like an untiring horse; bewildering overflow of energy.
Children who are born out of wedlock, where unrequited love was a strong emotion in the mother (Hyos. Ign. Nat-m. Staph).
Fidgety (Sulph. Stram. Zinc-met.), and inclined to touch and grasp everything.
Impatient; must hurry.
Sly (Lach. Med. Nux-v. Sacch) and destructive (Carc. Tub).
Dancing ameliorates (Ign. Sep).
Desires indigestible things, slate, ash, raw food, etc.
Constant desire for large quantities of cold water (Ars. Bry. Phos. Verat).
Constipation of the most severe type, where enemas and purgatives have failed (Calc. Nux-v. Op).
Extreme hypersensitivity of the fingertips (Lac-c. Staph. Sulph).
Other important symptoms
Ailments from: Anger, bad news, being punished or reproached, emotional excitement, excessive joy, and grief.
Answers very abruptly and rudely (Calc. Hep. Nux-v. Puls)
They can even be abusive and insulting to their own parents (Lyc. Plat-met. Tub).
Aversion to company, with fear of being alone (Con. Nat-m. Sep)
Aversion to light; they like darkness (Aur-met. Bry. Phos)
Children who are very active, energetic, and restless; run about or jump and kick all the time (Bell. Hyos. Nux-v. Stram)
Cunning and deceitful (Lach. Nux-v. Op. Sacch) children; very manipulative by nature (Puls. Sulph. Thuj. Tub)
Excitement on listening to music, with singing and dancing (Aur-met. Carc. Croc. Nat-sil)
Laughing involuntarily and immoderately over trifles (Cann-i. Ign)
Malicious, with hatred and vengefulness for those who have offended him (Aur-m. Nat-m. Sulph)
Shameless children with a desire to undress and remain naked (Hyos. Phos. Verat)
Sudden changeability in moods; indifference, sadness or shrieking # cheerfulness and laughter (Androc. Stram)
Temper tantrums (Bell. Cham. Cina. Hyos. Nux-v. Tub); rolls on the floor from side to side (Ars. Calc. Op. Sulph) and strikes his head with his hands
(Ars. Bell. Hyos. Stram. Tub) or knocks it against the wall in anger (Bell. Mill. Tub); pulls hair (Bell. Cupr-met. Med. Tub).
These children often feel strongly about colors; they have either an aversion to or desire for dark (Ign. Lach. Nux-v, Sep) and intense colors like black
(Ign), blue, red, yellow, and green.
Threatening his parents and relatives (Hep. Stram. Tub).
Violent anger from contradiction, and when touched (Ant-c. Cham. Cina. Iod), with a desire to attack or fight.
Want of moral feeling (Bell. Hyos. Stram. Verat); big liars with kleptomaniac tendencies; steal money on the sly.
Contrary behavior; defiant, does the opposite.
Disobedient and destructive (Bell. Stram. Tub), tends to tear things (clothes), in anger, or when his every whim is not satisfied.
Drops things from awkwardness.
Fear of spiders and monsters.
Like to be constantly active and busy, even if fruitlessly (Apis. Lil-t).
Love to solve puzzles and games where he can use his power of reasoning and intelligence.
Selfish and possessive.
Very impulsive and hurried children; walk very fast (Arg-n. Sul-ac).
Wrings his hands constantly (Asar. Kali-p. Phos. Stram. Sulph) or makes involuntary motions as if knitting, grasping, or constantly playing with the fingers (Calc. Mur-ac).
Wants his hair brushed or pulled and the head rubbed and massaged all the time (Bell. Cupr-met. Med. Tub)
Bores his head into the pillow (Apis. Bell. Hell. Med. Stram. Tub).
Headaches from indigestion (Ant-c. Bry. Ip. Nux-v. Puls. Sulph).
- Jerking, rolling, or tossing his head involuntarily all the time (Agar. Cupr-met. Hyos. Stram).
- Perspiration of the scalp on coughing (Ant-t. Calc. Ip. Merc. Sil)
- Hot head with a red face (Aeth. Bry. Mag-c. Nat-c. Plb-met.).
- Rocks his head from side to side to relieve the pain (Agar. Cina. Med).
Eyelids are agglutinated in the morning.
Photophobia with headache; unable to keep his eyes open (Nux-v. Ph-ac)
Staring look when listening to music.
- Conjunctivitis: Viral ++
- Opacity of the cornea.
- Rolling motion of the eyeballs (Agar. Bufo. Cupr-met. Stram. Zinc-met.).
Pain in the ears, when boring them with the finger (Anac. Ruta. Sep)
- Copious, brownish discharges from the ear (Anac. Kali-s. Nit-ac. Psor).
- Red ears (Apis. Chin. Puls).
Coryza from the right nostril (Ars. Calc-s. Sang).
Epistaxis of dark, black, clotted blood (l. Nostril) (Ferr-met. Kali-n. Sep), when washing his face (Am-c. Arn. Calc-s. Kali-c).
- Constantly boring his nose with his fingers (Arum-t. Cina. Sil. Zinc-met.).
- Marked linea nasalis (Cina. Phos. Stram)
- Picking his lips constantly (Arum-t. Bry. Lach. Nit-ac. Nux-v. Stram)
- Clenched jaw.
- Distortion of the mouth.
- Emaciation of the face.
- Idiotic (Agar. Laur. Lyc. Stram) or frightened expression on the face.
- Impetigo (Ant-c. Calc. Graph. Mez. Rhus-t) (around the lips).
- Perspiration of the face when coughing (Ip).
- Swelling and inflammation of the submaxillary glands.
Slow dentition (Calc. Calc-p. Sil. Tub).
Dryness of the tongue (in the evening or night).
Food tastes sour or salty (Merc. Nat-m).
- Constantly puts his fingers in the mouth (Calc. Cham. Ip. Sacch. Sil)
- Aphthous ulcers on the tongue.
- Bleeding gums.
- Constant desire to clench his teeth together (Bufo. Hyos. Phyt).
External throat is very sensitive to clothing (Cench. Lach. Sep).
Spasms and pain in the throat, ext. ears on swallowing (Elaps. Gels. Lac-c. Nit-ac. Nux-v).
- Dark red or purplish discoloration of the pharynx (Ail. Lach).
- Swelling and inflammation of the tonsils (r.).
- Swelling of the cervical glands.
Either thirstless or unquenchably thirsty for large quantities of water (Ars. Bry. Nat-m. Phos. Sulph)
Nausea, vomiting, and pain in the stomach after eating (Nux-v. Phos); > passing flatus and eructations.
Bilious vomiting in the morning.
Gagging, retching, and vomiting with cough.
Indigestion after grief or vexation (Cham. Ign).
Ravenous appetite (at night) (Chin. Phos. Psor).
Aversions: Bread/chocolate (Chin. Sacch)/cocoa/meat;
Desires: Cold drinks/highly seasoned food (Hep. Puls)/indigestible things (like ashes/chalk/clay/earth/sand/slate pencils, etc.) (Lach. Sil)/lemon/raw food
(Lycps-v. Mag-s. Sulph)/salty foods.
Abdominal pain going down to the inguinal region (on coughing, > bending double (Coloc. Kali-c. Puls).
Intussusception (Ars. Bell. Op. Plb-met. Verat).
Obstructed flatulence (Aur-met. Chin. Nit-ac. Puls).
- Enlarged liver.
- Swelling of the inguinal glands.
Paralysis of the rectum (Mur-ac. Plb-met. Sil).
Severe constipation not > purgatives or enema; stool remain in the rectum for a long time without any urge (Bry. Nat-m. Nux-v. Plb-met. Sulph)
Haemorrhage from the anus during stools.
Stool: Black (Coll. Merc. Op. Plb-met. Verat)/offensive/oily (Caust. Iod. Iris. Phos).
Stools are initially hard, followed by a watery fluid.
- Stool: Fat ++ (Caust. Iod. Phos), RBC ++
- Colonoscopy: Congenital megacolon.
Involuntary urination when constipated (Lyc).
Retarded flow of urine; can pass it only when alone (Ambr. Hep. Lyc. Nat-m) or when listening to running water (Lyss. Zinc-met.) or music
Suppression of urine from injury to the spine (Arn).
Cystitis and glomerulonephritis, with a constant and ineffectual urge to urinate, with passage of dark red or brown colored urine (Benz-ac. Chin.
Merc), which is very offensive (Apis. Bapt. Carb-v. Dulc. Nit-ac. Sep).
Involuntary urination on walking, coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
- Copious, red sediment on the diaper (Canth. Lyc. Merc-c. Nat-m. Sep)
- Urine: Albumin +, RBC ++ (Bufo), sugar ++ (Helon. Lyc. Plb-met.).
- Calculi in the bladder.
- Urethral valve.
Tendency to masturbate (Hyos. Lach. Merc. Phos)
- Tumor of the testes (Aur-met.).
- Gangrenous infection of the penis from paraphimosis (Ars. Lach. Merc).
- Relaxed scrotum.
- Testes adherent to the scrotum, very sensitive to the touch.
Extreme sensitiveness of the genitalia (Lyss. Plat-met. Staph)
Itching and dryness of the vulva.
Tendency to masturbate in small girls (Hyos. Lach. Merc. Phos).
Larynx and Trachea:
Dryness, irritation and a tickling sensation in the larynx and trachea, making the child constantly clear his throat (Brom. Phos. Rumx).
Hoarseness of voice during the day time (on waking in the morning) (Iod. Par).
Difficult respiration on sitting or lying down (l. side) (Apis. Kali-c. Puls. Spig).
Gasping respiration at night and in the early morning at 5 h. (Kali-i).
Panting when exerting himself physically.
Cough from noise (Arn. Ph-ac) and from any kind of excitement (Cham. Op. Spong), with gagging, retching, and vomiting,
Cough on waking in the morning, from an irritation or ticklish sensation in the larynx.
Spasmodic, suffocative, paroxysmal cough (at night, which tends to exhaust him) (Caust. Hyos. Puls).
Precordial region is sensitive to touch of clothing (Caust. Lach. Merc).
- Abscess formation in the axilla.
- Bronchial breathing.
- Chest X-ray: Last stage of pulmonary Koch’s with cavitation.
Rheumatic pain in the heart or valvular heart disease with difficult respiration (Adon. Laur. Lycps-v)
Rheumatic endocarditis (Aur. Kalm. Lach. Phos).
- Pulse: Small and slow, or frequent, weak, and intermittent.
- Systolic and diastolic murmurs (Ferr-i. Naja. Spig).
Painfully sensitive spine; touch excites pain in chest, heart, etc. (Agar. Chinin-s. Zinc).
- Curvature of spine.
A useful remedy for various types of hereditary ataxias (Friedreich’s ataxia, cerebellar ataxias) and chorea (Sydenham’s chorea).
Jerking and choreic movements of the limbs (Agar. Caust. Myg.)
Restless legs (at night in bed) (Caust. Rhus-t); > motion (Ars. Rhus-t) and from listening to music.
Tottering gait; can run better than he can walk (Bufo. Nat-m. Stram)
Weak legs (Cocc. Nat-s. Nux-v. Plb-met. Rhus-t); cannot plant them firmly; do not seem to obey the will.
Perspiration of palms and feet.
Useful in cases of injuries to the hip joints.
- Blue fingernails.
- Contraction of the muscles and tendons of the lower limbs and fingers.
- Restless, fidgety hands and fingers; constantly picking on something.
Unhealthy skin with deep painful abscesses, boils, and ulcers of a bluish hue (Tarent-c), which tend to burn a lot (Anthraci. Ars. Pyrog. Tarent-c).
Abscesses resulting from insect stings.
- Confluent pimples (Cic. Ph-ac).
Coldness of feet during fever (Arn. Lach. Stram. Sulph).
Coryza and dry cough, with intense sleepiness (Bapt. Nux-m) with fever.
Useful for meningeal fevers.
Wants to change beds frequently due to constant restlessness (Cina. Hyos. Lach)
Dreams of being pursued by wild animals (Lac-leo. Nux-v. Sil. Sulph).
Sleepless before midnight, from excitement.
Sleeplessness, or waking easily from the slightest noise.
Ailments from: Deep sleep (Nux-v. Op), excitement (Hyos. Op), fright (Calc. Hyos. Ign. Kali-br. Op), pressure on or compression of the spine
and the sight of strangers (Lyss. Nux-v. Op)
During convulsions: - Biting of tongue, bores his head into the pillow, clenching of jaw, distortion of the mouth, grinding of teeth, icy coldness of body
(Camph. Hell. Oena. Verat), involuntary stools, risus sardonicus, rolling or jerking of head, strabismus or rolling movements of the eyeballs,
and stupor or unconsciousness.
Convulsions, twitching, or choreic movements (r. side) of the body (Bell. Lyc. Nux-v).
Epileptiform or clonic convulsions occurring periodically (Bufo. Cedr. Chin. Cupr-met. Stram) every 15-20 days.
Chilly, yet desires open air (Camph. Puls. Tub)
Emaciation with hyperactivity (Op. Tub)
Lack of reaction (Am-c. Carb-v. Gels. Hell. Op. Sulph. Tub)
Right-sided affections (Apis. Crot-c. Lyc. Nux-v)
Ailments from masturbation.
Collapse, with icy coldness of the body (Camph. Verat).
Complaints that tend to increase and decrease with the moon (Clem. Phel).
Desire to lie down in the dark.
Hard and indurated glandular swellings.
Intolerance of clothing.
Neurological complaints with numbness of the whole body to touch.
Trembling of the body from emotions like fear or joy.