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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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