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  • GRAPHITES [Graph]


    Skin lumpy, thick, hard. Excoriations, cracks or fissures. Gluey moisture.

    Moist, crusty eruptions. Obesity. Sourness.

    COMMON NAME
    : -Black lead,
    -Amorphous Carbon

    A/F
    : - Grief and vexation.

    - Supression of skin eruptions.

    - Extremes of heat and cold
    - Overlifting
    - Fear.

    PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION:
    1)SKIN: -Moist, sticky eruptions;
    -Fissures, corns.

    -Eczema.

    2)LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: -Enlarged
    - Secretions acrid
    3) SEXUAL ORGANS: -Excited
    -Prostated
    -Anaemic
    4) GIT:-Atony
    -Constipation.

    MODALITIES
    : < During and after menses 3 < Cold, drafts 2 > Open air, walking in 3
    < Suppression of eruptions, < Light > Hot drinks, esp. milk 3
    Secretions 3 < Motion 2 > Touch
    < Night 3 < Wet feet > Eating
    < Warmth of bed > Eructation.

    MIND
    : - Simple, basic, earthy and unrefined patients.

    - Slow thinking, irresolution, poor concentration. Dullness. SLOWNESS.

    - Sad, tearsome, irresolute, hesitates at trifles. Timid, dread of work.

    - Fidgety while sitting at work.

    - Feels miserable and unhappy.

    - Weeps, without cause, from MUSIC. Sensitive to music. Weeping from music (Aur), especially organ.

    - Forgetful, makes mistakes in speaking and writing.

    - Child impudent, teasing, laughing of reprimands.

    - Remembers all the events of youth; recent events are forgotten.

    - So sad that thinks of death.

    - Thinks of nothing but salvation.

    - There is a changeable mood.

    - Memory weak for recent events, > for long past events.

    - Anxiety and dullness in the morning on waking. Anxiety about trifles.

    - Restless, agitated anxiety. restlessness and anxiety at night.

    - Timid, reserved.

    - IRRESOLUTION. Insecurity. Anxiety about the consequences of the decision.

    - Obstinate. Censorious.

    -Discontented. Easily offended.

    -Irritability about trifles.

    -TRIFLES SEEM IMPORTANT.

    -Fear something will happen, of misfortune.

    -Anxiety and fear < morning. Irritation, excitement, sleeplessness in evening.

    -Aversion to mental work.

    -Difficult concentration, mental exertion gives restlessness (Kali-p).
    -Absence of thoughts. Impressions don't penetrate. Hard to get information from them.

    -Confusion with weeping and awkwardness, < before and during menses.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -Especially adapted to women of climacteric age. Generally inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation and delayed menstruation. Tendency to put on unhealthy fat; plump, anemic, fair.

    -Sensitive to cold; Chilly.

    -Cracks and FISSURES on end of fingers of toes, nipples, labia, commissures, anus etc.

    -Left sided complaints.

    -OBESITY. Rapid emaciation in stomach diseases.

    Emaciation of affected parts (Plb).

    -AILMENTS FROM SUPPRESSED ERUPTIONS, DISCHARGE.


    -Discharges: thick, sticky, offensive, honey like, foul, scanty and acrid.

    -Sudden weakness. Cataleptic.

    -Sourness - of taste, eructations, stools, urine, teeth etc.

    -Sensation of burning, NUMBNESS and deadness.

    -General sense of uneasiness, tremulousness, sudden sinking of strength.

    -Skin symptoms <-> digestive symptoms.

    -Cancerous diathesis in old cicatrices. Tendency to grow cystic tumours. Dropsy.

    -Desire: CHICKEN, beer, sweets, bland food.

    Aversion: SALT, SWEETS, MEAT, fish, soup, warm food, cooked food.

    -Vertigo-< Morning on waking; looking upward; rising from stooping.

    -Head-NUMBNESS OR EMPTY FEELING (Cocc, Plat).

    -Headache: < left side, sunlight, while eating.

    -ERUPTIONS < occiput. Psoriasis.

    -Alopecia. Falling of hair at temples.

    -Eye-PHOTOPHOBIA (Nat-s), < sunlight.

    -Conjunctivitis. BLEPHARITIS. Keratitis.

    -Eruptions on lids. Fissures of canthi.

    -Ear-Otitis, < left. Chronic otorrhea, gluey, offensive.

    -Noises, < night, left side.

    -HEARING IMPAIRED, > BACKGROUND NOISE.

    -Eruptions or cracks behind ear.

    -Ear discharge smells like spoiled fish.

    -Nose-Cracked nostrils.

    -Frequent colds. Coryza before menses.

    -Face-Sensation of cobweb over the face and forehead, tries hard to remove it. (Alum).

    -Eruptions, especially around mouth. Acne.

    -Circulation is affected causing, irregular distribution of blood, producing especially rush of blood to head with flushed face.

    -Phlegmonous erysipelas, of face, with burning, stinging pain, commencing on right side, going to left.

    -Mouth-Fissures in corners of mouth, lips.

    -Offensive breath, like smell of urine.

    -Throat-Constant inclination to swallow.

    -Stomach-Stomach complaints after suppressed eruptions.

    -Ulcers. Cancer. Stomach disorders with rapid emaciation.

    -Gastric complaints > eating, (WARM) MILK (Chel).

    -Abdomen-Ascites.

    -Eruptions, especially in inguinal region.

    -Rectum-Chronic constipation- stool difficult, large hard knotty with lumps, united by mucous threads too large.< during menses, suppressed menses; instead of menses.

    -Fissure in ano (Nit-ac, Rat). Smarting sore pain, remains after stool in anus. Bleeding anus > Hot milk.

    -Diarrhoea- stools brown, fluid mixed with undigested substance, of an intolerable odour, often caused by suppressed eruptions.

    -Eruptions.


    -Male genitalia-HIGH DESIRE OR LACK OF INTEREST, ENJOYMENT.

    -Impotency. Ungovernable desire with poor results (Con, Gels, Lyc).

    -Erections failing during coition (Lyc). Premature ejaculation.

    -Hydrocele.

    -Eruptions, herpes; spreading to thigh.

    -Cracks.

    -Female genitalia-HIGH DESIRE, nymphomania, OR LACK OF INTEREST.

    -Enlargement and induration of ovaries.

    -Uterine fibroids, cancer.

    -Menarche late. Menses scanty, late, not appearing.

    -Eruptions. Cracks.

    -Menses late, scanty, pale, irregular, painful, delayed by getting feet wet.

    -Morning sickness during menstruation, prostrated.

    -Leucorrhoea- acrid, excoriating, occurs in gushes day and night, before and after menses.

    -Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding the flow of milk.

    -Cancer of breast, from old scars, and repeated abscess.

    -Respiratory system-Hoarseness during menses.

    -Dyspnoea, from suppressed eruptions; > eating.

    -Suffocative, wakes from sleep.

    -Chest-Cancer of breasts, esp. old scar tissue.

    -Sore, cracked nipples.

    -Eruptions in axilla, under breasts.

    -Extremities-Swelling feet and toes during menses.

    -CALLOSITIES of palms and soles (Ant-c, Ran-b).

    -Cracks of fingertips.

    -Eruptions < bend of elbows and knees.

    -Numbness of forearms.

    -NAILS: DISTORTED, BRITTLE, thick, hard, crumbling, deformed, painful, sore as if ulcerated.

    -Ingrowing toe nails (Sil).

    -Burning heat of foot soles, uncovers them.

    -Rheumatic pains.

    -Skin-Affects the folds skin, at flexures, muco-cutaneous junctions, behind the ears.

    -FISSURES, where skin and mucus membrane joins.

    -THICK, hard, dry, rough (Ant-c, Fl-ac). Thickening and induration of skin.

    -ERUPTIONS. Eczema. Herpes. Psoriasis.

    Thick CRUSTS AND SCALES, OOZING HONEY-LIKE, THICK, YELLOW, STICKY FLUID, sometimes offensive.

    -Itching < heat, during menses.

    -KELOID (Fl-ac, Sil) or Cicatrices.

    -Unhealthy.

    -Tendency to produce excoriation.

    KEYNOTES
    : -Watery, transparent sticky honey like fluid discharge.

    -Morning sickness during menses.

    -Hears better when in a noise, when riding a carriage.

    -Sensation of cobweb on face; tries hard to brush it off.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : -Cracks, fissures, dryness, bleeding- Cracks or fissures in the ends of fingers, nipples, labial commissures. Eczema of lids, eruptions moist and fissured.

    -Affections of skin folds, flexures, behind the ear. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Obstinate dryness of skin and absence of sweat.

    -Crustiness- Eyelids red and margins covered with scabs and crusts, milk crusts. Crusty and scabby ulcers, moist crusty eruptions.

    -Dry, rough skin that breaks easily and exudes a `gluey moisture'.

    -Discharge, always sticky, transparent, thin, watery, may be thick honey like.

    -Menses late, scanty, pale, delayed due to getting feet wet, irregular.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -Suited to women inclined to be fat, who suffer from constant chilliness, habitual constipation and herpetic eruptions which crack and ooze a gelatinous fluid.

    REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
    : -Compare-Ant-c, Bar-c, Calc, Ferr, Olnd, Petr, Psor, Puls, Tell, Sulph.

    -Complementary-Caust, Ferr, Hep, Lyc, Arg-n, Ars, Sulph, Tab, Tub.

    -Follows well after-Lyc, Puls,
    -Calc in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy adipose tissue
    -Sulph in skin affections
    -Sepia in gushing leucorrhoea
    -Similar to Lyc, Puls in menstrual troubles.

    CLINICAL
    : -Constipation, Eczema, Fissures, Flushes, Gastritis, Impetigo, Keloids, Malignancy, Obesity, Otitis media and externa, Peptic ulcer, Psoriasis, Styes.

    -Almost a specific for womens disease due to a diminished hormonal activity - Dr Karo.

    -For singers, who cannot control their vocal cords or who develop hoarseness or cracked voice as soon as they sing- Dr. Farrington.

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