Black-and-blue, sore appearance and sensation.
Arnica is not used for wounds/open
injuries it may bring on erysipelas.
For the weakness that persists after Rhus. Over-lifting. Strains
Great remedy for wounds/open
injuries. (Aqueous Calendula lacally; internally Q-3rd potency)
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (St. John's Wort.)
Hypericum is the Arnica of the nerves. Concussion of the spine, and injuries of the nerves (crushed fingers or toes). Useful in
hemorrhoids. After surgical operations (wounds are exceedingly sensitive).
Laceration of parts that are full of small nerves.
Bruised or lacerated finger ends / toes, or a nail torn off. Spine injuries.
Injuries of the coccyx just like falling back and striking a stone, or something that bruises the coccyx. Women often sustain injury of the coccyx during labor.
A man going down stairs may fall backward and he strikes his back upon one of the steps and undergoes a sharp injury at once give Hypericum.
Coccydynia. Very painful, soreparts; occiput, coccyx, etc.
Punched wounds/injuries and bites of animals.
Punctured wounds (rat bites, cat bites, bee/scorpion sting etc) are made safe by Ledum; it prevents the shooting pains. Give it at once. If the pain is a dull aching in the part that was injured, in the wound give Ledum, if it shoots from the wound up the nerve of the arm give Hypericum.
Rhus ( Poison Ivy)
Rheumatic or paretic effects. Over-lifting. Strains
Strains of muscles and tendons, rheumatic feelings that come on in every storm and often wear off on continued motion.
It is also the remedy for sprains, strains, overlifting and ill effects of getting wet.
Aggravation in damp weather, aggravation from rest and relief from motion, patients cannot bear cold air ; the pain and stiffness is worse on commencing to move, but continued motion relieves ; warmth also ameliorates. Arnica acts more on the muscular tissue Rhus on the ligaments; there is great soreness of the muscles. Formation of pus, intense pain and dark red swelling, general prostration ,
Bryonia complements Rhus; Apis is inimical.
Bruises about cartilages and about joints.
Clear-cut (incised wound/injury made with a sharp instrument).
Antidote to stretching. When the urethra has been stretched for stone in the bladder patient in great distress, screaming and crying, bathed in a cold sweat, head hot and body in cold sweat.
Coldness, congestion of the head, and rending, tearing pains occur from stretching sphincters, or from tearing parts, for the purpose of operation.
After a surgical operation great prostration, coldness, oozing of blood, cold breath.
For shock. Camphor.
Veratrum-album and Cargo-veg., are
prominent. Coldness is the main feature of Camphor,
blueness calls for Carbo-veg., and
the well-known cold sweat on the forehead and on the body points to Veratrum.
For the effects of hæmorrhage. Aconite.
China and perhaps Arsenic are
invaluable. Aconite is
indicated by the distressing restlessness and tossing about, and is useless when
its peculiar mental state it absent. The savage thirst immediately following
loss of blood is frequently controlled most admirably by Arsenic.
When the acute symptoms have subsided no medicine equals China.
After severe operations upon the abdomen, Staphysagria deserves
especial mention for its power to control subsequent pain.
To control painful surgical conditions we have at our command some
remedies whose powers are far-reaching. Intolerable, tearing pains in a wound or
stump call for Coffea moderate
pain with great restlessness demands Aconite :
Sharp, darting pains along the line of the incision are generally relieved
promptly by Ledum.
Chronic abscess, in bone diseases involving the ligaments and the glands
The Silicea patient
is cold, objectively and subjectively ; his movements are sluggish ; his wounds
are slow in coming, slow in healing ; the pus is offensive.
The Hepar patient
is more quickly attacked, is inclined to heal more rapidly, his wound is more
active, and his discharges are less offensive.
The Calcarea patient
is sweaty, blue-eyed, fat or lean, but always flabby ; his wounds leave large
scars ; his neck is enlarged somewhere ; his joints are loose. A patient with a
long scar in the carotid triangles and with a pair of crooked legs always calls
for Calcarea. The pus is thin and runs easily
as a rule.
Phosphorus presents a
sensitive wound ; it bleeds freely ; it appears angry and fiery red, or perhaps
pale, but always ready to bleed in a stream ; the patient is tall, spare,
red-headed and freckle-faced. He is constipated and has at times some indefinite
trouble with his bladder.
Lachesis presents a blue
wound ; big veins ; probably slough ; much dead tissue in wound ; worse
mornings ; tendency to the formation of sinuses. Pus thick and flaky.
In the management of dislocations, Rhus is
our best medicine because indicated most frequently.
The suppression of skin diseases, the drying up of eruptions and ulcers, the
ignoring of the true nature of many so-called local diseases and their actual
suppression will, account for much that appears so mysterious today. Inquiring
carefully into the past history of cancer patients, reveals the evidence of
suppression. It will surprise those who have not given the matter thought to
know what proportion of cases of mammary cancer follow the suppression of
uterine discharges. Possibly these may all be coincidences, but the practical
universality of coincidence suggests an underlying law somewhere. These
observations are given in the hope that they may aid in some slight way the
evolution of a rational treatment for cancer. No treatment that leaves
destruction in its track can be denominated rational. The true method wilt
consist in the prevention of that which tens of thousands of cases teach us that
we cannot cure. Prevention is one of the highest duties of the physician. In the
case of cancer we are left no alternative.