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ACTEA SPICATA [Act-sp]


Rheumatism of the small joints (wrist, finger joints)< touch, motion.

Great oppression, shortness of breath on exposure to cold air.

COMMON NAME
: Baneberry

FAMILY
: Helleboreae

A/F
: -Over-use, over exertion of joint
-Fatigue
-Fright

MODALITIES
: < Change of weather
< Cold
< Night
< Touch
< Motion
< Cold air
< Slight exertion
MIND
: -Absentmindedness; alternating with confusion of the mind.

-Confusion of mind, almost to insanity, in fits.

-Raving, raging delirium in fever.

-Fearful, starts easily.

-Fear of-being alone
-death, at night.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Rheumatic remedy. Affinity for locomotor joints. Acts upon the joints, especially small joints 3.

-Affects wrist joints prominently. Other joints like ankles, fingers, toes are also affected.

-Wrist-rheumatism.

-It is especially suited to men [Act-t- to women] in old age.

-Hyper sensitive to cold.

-Pulsations over the whole body, especially liver, renal region.

-Swelling of the joints from slight fatigue.

-Wrists swollen, red < any motion. Lame feeling in arms with paralytic weakness in the hands.

-Right Sided - Wrist [Ulmus], shoulder.

-Joint pains are of a violent, tingling, tearing, drawing character < by touch, movement.

-Paralytic weakness of affected parts.

-Violent pain in upper jaw, running from teeth through malar bones to temples. < touch and especially, from motion of facial muscles. Pains running from decayed tooth to temples.

-PAIN AS OF RHEUMATISM IN FACE.

-Great oppression. Shortness of breath on exposure to cold air.

-Great lassitude, debility; after eating, walking in the open air or much talking.

-Tearing, rheumatoid pains, gastric derangement. Sour vomiting. Sub acute gout, sour stomach; goes out feeling fairly good, but as soon as one continues to walk, the joints, especially the small ones, ache and swell.

-Tearing, darting, cramp-like pains in stomach, epigastrium with difficult breathing and sense of suffocation.

KEYNOTES
: 1. Swelling of joints from slight fatigue.

2. Violent tearing pains < by touch, movement.

3. Affection of small joints.

4. Wrist rheumatism.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: - Rheumatic remedy.
- Small joints affected.

- Right sided.

- Wrist rheumatism < any motion.

- Slight fatigue causes swelling of joints.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -Swelling of joints from slight fatigue.

CLINICAL
: -Cardiovascular spasm, Pulsations, Rheumatism.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Copare-Caulo, Cimic, Led.

-Complementary-Colo, Sabin, Sticta, Viola-o, Caul (rheumatism of fingers).

-Follows well-Nux-v.

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