Spigelia


Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Spigelia in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


Generalities

      Known as pink root, markedly affects the NERVES; TRIFACIAL; HEART; EYES, teeth, fibrous tissue and LEFT SIDE. It produces combined heart and eye symptoms or the latter as an accompaniment. PAINS are violent, burning, like hot needles or wires, jerking, tearing, stitching; radiating to other parts. Neuralgia. Sun pains. It is adapted to anaemic, debilitated, rheumatic and scrofulous subjects. Very sensitive to touch; parts touched or bruised, feel chilly or causes tingling or shuddering through the body. Children afflicted with worms; refer to navel as the most painful part. Body feels light while walking; heavy and sore when rising from a seat.

Worse

      TOUCH. MOTION. Jar. Periodically; with the sun. Tobacco. Coition. Raising arms. After eating. Thinking of it. Stooping. Blowing nose. Expiration.

Better

      Lying on right side with head high. Inspiring. Steady pressure. While eating.

Mind

      Afraid of pointed things; pins, needles. Restless and anxious. Sits as if lost in thought; stares at a single object. Gloomy suicidal mood. Easily offended.

Head

      Pain from left occiput to over left eye, worse stooping; making a false step, opening mouth. Vertigo; the feet as if higher than head; worse looking down, must look straight ahead, worse standing, walking. Supra-orbital neuralgia. Feels too large.

Eyes

      Feel too large. Severe pain in and around the eyes, extending deep into socket, worse thinking of them. Squint with worms. Eyes; red; sore, drawing ache; yellow rings about. As if needles were thrust in. Lachrymation; profuse, from affected side; tears acrid. Difficulty in raising the eyelids with painful sensation of stiffness. Inclination to wink. Difficult to fit glasses, no settled focus, no fixed vision; latent errors of vision. Eso and exophoria. Pricking in lids. Everted eyelids.

Ears

      Periodical deafness; ears feel as if stuffed.

Nose

      Chronic catarrh with post nasal droppings. Tickling and itching of nose. Dry anteriorly. Flow of water during prosopalgia.

Face

      Prosopalgia involving eye, zygoma, cheek, teeth; temples. worse touch, stooping; from morning until sunset; drinking tea; suddenly going and coming.

Mouth

      Breath offensive. Toothache worse after eating and cold, when thinking of it better tobacco smoke. Tongue; coated yellow or white; burning or stitches in; cracked.

Stomach

      Aversion to tobacco smoke, and snuff. Ravenous hunger. Nausea with sensation of a worm rising in throat.

Abdomen

      Colic, with pinching pains in the umbilical region. Stools of only large lumps of mucous. Itching, tickling in anus and rectum. Worms. Very offensive flatus. Faints at stool.

Urinary

      Urine copious, with frequent urging, mostly at night.

Respiratory

      Dyspnoea worse moving in bed; raising arms; must lie on right side, width head high. Hydrothorax. Heart disease. Stitches in chest worse least motion or when breathing. Trembling in chest.

Heart

      PALPITATION; violent, audible; attending other symptoms. Violent sticking or compressive pains, radiating to throat; arms, scapula, worse least motion, or bending double. Palpitation, with foul odour from mouth. Soreness, purring; cracking in the region of heart. Pericarditis. Angina pectoris with craving for hot water which better. Rheumatic carditis. Pulse; intermittent, with nervous palpitation; weak tremulous irregular. Throbbing of carotids and subclavian arteries.

Neck and Back

      Neck stiff; pains into right temple or pain from left shoulder to neck. Cutting about the left scapula.

Extremities

      Left arm numb. Pulsation in patellae.

Fever

      Heat; flushes at night; in back. Sweat offensive; on upper part of the body; on hands, cold.

Related

      Cact.

Complementary

      Calcarea



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