Comparison Of Arsenicum Album, Nitric Acid , Hepar Sulph And Nux vomica - homeopathy360
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Comparison Of Arsenicum Album, Nitric Acid , Hepar Sulph And Nux vomica

ARSENICUM

Appearance

Rather thin pale rather lined , fair or dark , anxious , worried , fearfull sort of person , mental anxiety with sadness , suicidal tendencies

Pretty quick movements .pretty quick movements , walks across floor. Takes rapid look around room , all alive

When they sit down definitely fidgety . don’t sit calmly down and wait for you to talk – they have got a tale to sell and start right off hands very cold and dry

Comes in definitely on spot – tellstory punctuated with extreme worry and anxiety . thinks have hopless telling . thinks they have got some thing definite and serious or they may be hopeless and rather despairing , thinks it is rather hopeless telling you about it . impossible for you to do them very good

General

Over sensitive to all surroundings , smell , touch , hair combing , but particularly to all circumstances in which they leave finicky about their personal appearance house etc., over anxious about every thing –gold headed cane

Head aches periodical –china

Alteration of states , head ache with rheumatism . tendency to shrivel , lips , skin , mucous membranes

Part very intense , throbbing – often starts root of nose and spreads over head –touch pressure , hyper sensitive to smell particularly smeii of food – during head ache begins to sub scribe .cold applications at once –a short time after

Mentals

Practically afraid of any thing and apt to panic at night- alone all – dark 1-2 am or pm  not quite so bad if there is alight not only fear for them selves but for there every one connected with them . if relations late sure they are run over –certain every thing , going wrong – if any one coming to stay dinner will never turn out properly . Full of apprehension and dread . All impulsive to some extent , in arsenicum album impulses come under stress and work up into acute state of apprehension . some times can’t stand it any longer and it drives them to suicide

Distressing thoughts which distress him – fearfull dressing . At first can put off these thoughts by talking to some one so always desires company , but later fear and depression may be constant

Time of  aggravation

Early afternoon 1-2 early morning 1-2  or 3 typical arsenicum album , head ache –after lunch –into night – periodic sick head aches – periodicity

Worries , fears nervous system – early morning

Respiratory distress –early am

Food reactions

Liking for fat fat slight in arsenicum patient at times dislikes fat and aversion to fat may be common in arsenicum patients

Poor appetite and if depressed gastric upset

Loathe any food and sight or smell of food at once in gastritis

Arsenicum thirst for frequent sips typical in acute case . in chidren may not be thirsty at all . definite desire for sour things , coffee and very often for milk . also particularly sensitive to any thing that is not quite fresh some thing most people can take will upset arsenicum may be upset by watery or juicy fruit – melons pears , causes diarrhea – not good on vegetarian diet . Digestive upset from vegetables and iced food in hot weather – alcohol

Diarrhea

Wrinkled ,pallid , restless, with great prostration , lips dry , cracked , intense thirst , vomiting after food or drink ( aloes , trig , ), prostration , with profuse sweat , after stool . stool offensive , fluid , any color , small and scanty . redness and excoriation round anus . cold before and during stool with burning pain in rectum

Chilliness and faintness and collapse after

Food and likes

Suciptible to smoking and if ars. Headache produced patient will tell you about it

Swallowing

Tendency for food comes up

Temperature

All chilly but in Arsenicum deep sensitiveness to cold in any form

Aggravation dry or wet cold

Skin itches and burns and after rubbing the itching goes but remaing remains

PAIN

Wants head cold in congestive head ache <,cold , arsenicum charecterstic only . burning pains all over

Pains of body <wrapping up and warmpth all secretions acrid , cause excoriation

Putrid offensive sputum , nasal discharge etc., Arsenicum flu . pouring water from nose

Mentals

Nothing like aesenicum fear . too bad tempered to be afraid much , reaction more one of irritability than anxiety

Impulsiveness more suicidal – if annoyed sufficiently more suicidal –if annoyed sufficiently and suddenly will get sudden impulsive to kill . mother looking after child will turn round and hit it with  anytning handy . may break an arm – may look tired . none of the anxiety or arsenicum patient . very often give you the impression they have come against their will  . resentful when you start asking questions , sink into chair as if physically tired – none of physical y tired – none of alertness of arsenicum . none of physical restlessness of arsenicum

Hands very cold and rather clammy . comes , comes with definite depressions but the impression given is that patient is up against things , that they are dissatissitified with conditions , rather fed up than fearful . complains of being out of health due to conditions under which he works – if he could only change his job . he goes over past continually , but if he changes surroundings –for a bit , then goes back again

GENERAL

Tendency to suppuration . tendency to atarrhal states of mucus membranes , losses voice – hoarse from being out in cold wind . marked cutaneous hyperesthepia especially to touch an draught , but also a very marked sensitiveness to personal atmosphere – a person is like a red rag to a bull with them exhibition of temper with ertain ertain people with certain people – quite governed in fit of temper , kick , swear , upset by slightest , upset by slightest thing , quarrelsome , impulsive

MENTALS

 Nothing like arsenicum fear . too bad tempered to fbe afraid much . reaction more one of the irritability than anxiety

Impulsiveness more suicidal – if annoyed sufficiently and suddenly will get sudden impulse to kill . mother looking after child will turn round and hit sudden impulse to kill . mother looking after child will turn round and hit with anything handy . may break an arm – may some times kill

Children who lo se temper and hit and kick and do real damage

TIMES AF AGGRAVATION

Morning and evening – no definite hour  am aggravation waking . Respiratory symptoms – catarrah symptomas of all kinds – nasal lrynggeal . in evening – no definite hour am  aggravation on waking . respiratory of all kinds – nasal , laryngeal . in evening – 6-7 pm to mid night , may get enough aggravation then

Food reactions

Very common to find them with aversion to fats althoughthey may want them , always with very strong taste . Article not important but must have some thing with very strong taste – pickles herring etc., deep desire for sour things . likes wine particularly sour dry wine arsenicum – p.c and nitric acid – pc , hepar patient – food say they feel – after

Swallowing

Feeling of some thing stuck and painfull . ulcers of soft palate – loss of voice  , choking  uneasiness 

Temperature

All chilly but in arsenicum , deep sensitivenss to cold in any form

Aggravation dry or wet cold

Skin itches and burns and after rubbing the itching goes but burning remains

Pain

Wants head cold in congestive head ache but if pain neuralgic <<cold . arseicum charecterstic only . burning pain all over

Pains of the body >wrapping up and warmpth all over .“

Pains of the body – wrapping up and wrmtph

All secretions and excretions acrid cause

Putrid offensive sputum , nasal discharge etc

Arsenic flu ; pouring from nose , excoriating sneezing from irritation in one spot , always taking cold from changes in weather and sneezing begin in nose – chest – chilly <draughts (hep)

Freezing hugs fire (nux). Chilly with burning >heat , restless , anxious , ice cold blood through vessels . Asthma type of cough , dry  hacking

NUX VOMICA

Appearance

Two types – may be fair , dark or any thing

1] very intelligent , slow studious , weary looking patient , who looks as if he sat up all night reading – slow , slouching , abdomen sticking out –thouroughly ‘

2] well brushed up comes in hearty full of life and both flush up –not bright red .

Dr B.S Suvarna
Author: Dr B.S Suvarna

B.A, D.I.Hom[Lond.], M.I.H, PhD, PGDPC (Psychotherapy & Counselling, USA) HOMOEO PHYSICIAN MAMTHA HOMOEO CLINIC Jeevan Shanthi KALYAN NAGAR BYPASS ROAD. Karnataka State, India CHICKMAGALUR

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