ACTEA SPICATA [Act-sp]
Rheumatism of the small joints (wrist, finger joints)< touch, motion.
Great oppression, shortness of breath on exposure to cold air.
COMMON NAME : Baneberry
FAMILY : Helleboreae
A/F : -Over-use, over exertion of joint -Fatigue -Fright
MODALITIES : < Change of weather < Cold < Night < Touch < Motion < Cold air < Slight exertion
MIND : -Absentmindedness; alternating with confusion of the mind.
-Confusion of mind, almost to insanity, in fits.
-Raving, raging delirium in fever.
-Fearful, starts easily.
-Fear of-being alone -death, at night.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Rheumatic remedy. Affinity for locomotor joints. Acts upon the joints, especially small joints 3.
-Affects wrist joints prominently. Other joints like ankles, fingers, toes are also affected.
-It is especially suited to men [Act-t- to women] in old age.
-Hyper sensitive to cold.
-Pulsations over the whole body, especially liver, renal region.
-Swelling of the joints from slight fatigue.
-Wrists swollen, red < any motion. Lame feeling in arms with paralytic weakness in the hands.
-Right Sided - Wrist [Ulmus], shoulder.
-Joint pains are of a violent, tingling, tearing, drawing character < by touch, movement.
-Paralytic weakness of affected parts.
-Violent pain in upper jaw, running from teeth through malar bones to temples. < touch and especially, from motion of facial muscles. Pains running from decayed tooth to temples.
-PAIN AS OF RHEUMATISM IN FACE.
-Great oppression. Shortness of breath on exposure to cold air.
-Great lassitude, debility; after eating, walking in the open air or much talking.
-Tearing, rheumatoid pains, gastric derangement. Sour vomiting. Sub acute gout, sour stomach; goes out feeling fairly good, but as soon as one continues to walk, the joints, especially the small ones, ache and swell.
-Tearing, darting, cramp-like pains in stomach, epigastrium with difficult breathing and sense of suffocation.
KEYNOTES : 1. Swelling of joints from slight fatigue.
2. Violent tearing pains < by touch, movement.
3. Affection of small joints.
4. Wrist rheumatism.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : - Rheumatic remedy. - Small joints affected.
- Right sided.
- Wrist rheumatism < any motion.
- Slight fatigue causes swelling of joints.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Swelling of joints from slight fatigue.
CLINICAL : -Cardiovascular spasm, Pulsations, Rheumatism.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Copare-Caulo, Cimic, Led.
-Complementary-Colo, Sabin, Sticta, Viola-o, Caul (rheumatism of fingers).
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