AURUM METALLICUM [Aur]
Intense, idealistic, overly serious, polished, high goals, disappointment, grief, frustration, irritability.
Depression, joyless existence, religious convictions, suicidal state.
Malignancy. Bone pains.
COMMON NAME : Metallic Gold
A/F : -Mercury, Alcohol, Iodide of potassium.
-GRIEF 3, Fright, Anger, CONTRADICTION 3 -DISAPPOINTED LOVE 3 -Reserved displeasure -Prolonged anxiety -Unusual responsibility -Loss of property.
MODALITIES : < Emotions 2 > Cold open air < Depressing; disordered affections > Cold bathing 2 < Mental exertion 2 > Becoming warm < Cold 2 > Music < Cold weather > Walking < Night sunset to sunrise 2 > Moon light < Mercury > Warm air < Alcohol > Motion < Cloudy weather > Cold wet weather < Winter < Getting cold < In the morning < While reposing < In the house or warm room
MIND : -Uneasy, hurried, great desire for mental and physical activity, cannot do things fast enough.
-Acute mental depression, hopelessness and loss of love of life, great desire to commit suicide. Talks of committing suicide. Great fear of death. Relieved by thought of suicide. Suicidal impulses by jumping from a height.
-Feeling of selfcondemnation and utter worthlessness.
-Fear of-failure -heights -heart disease.
-Brooding, melancholy alternating with irritability and moroseness.
-Person having no confidence in himself, thinks he cannot succeed in anything, pessimistic.
-Hopeless with heart disease, hopeful with lung disease.
-Peevish and vehement on least contradiction, or cheerful alternately.
-Weeping, praying and self reproaching from heart disease.
-Constant rapid questioning without waiting for reply.
-Delusion has neglected his duty and deserves reproach.
-Music ameliorates. Deep love of music.
-Ailments from unusual responsibilities, grief, disappointed love.
-Spiritual inclination, religious, desire for prayer or meditation.
-Serious, successful, intimidating.
-DUTY-bound, workaholic, industrious; always busy and working, never finished. Ambition; wants to be the best.
-Despair or violent from pain.
-Egotism, haughty and arrogant.
-Oversensitiveness to noise.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Adapted to nervous, hysterical women, girls at puberty who are low spirited, lifeless, with weak memory, yet sensitive to pain which drives them to despair, to boys lacking in boyish go, testes undeveloped, mere pendent shreds.
-Aurum develops in the organism by attacking the blood, glands and bone.
Conditions bearing striking resemblance to mercurial and Syphilitic infections; and it is just for such deteriorations of bodily fluids and in tissue that Aurum assumes great importance.
-Circulation is disturbed, all the blood seem to rush from head to lower limbs.
Venous congestion. Erythema and vascular fullness characterize nearly all complains of Aurum.
-Caries of bones especially of nose, palatine and mastoid. Bone pains are boring, cutting and nightly.
-Arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure; nightly paroxysms of pain behind sternum. Sclerosis of liver, arterial system, brain, coronary.
-Burning pain > application of cold water.
-Pains wander, impelling motion, finally attack heart.
-Glands swollen in scrofulous subjects.
-Frequently indicated in secondary syphilis and effects of mercury.
-Oversensitive to cold air. Craving for and amelioration in open air.
As of air blowing on part.
-Extremely violent symptoms.
-Chronicity of complaints.
-Complaints are aggravated from sunset to sunrise.
-Head-Headache of people with dark olive, brown complexion, sad, gloomy, taciturn, disposed to constipation.
-Vertigo as if turning in a circle, when stooping, goes off on rising.
-Eyes-Extreme photophobia, double vision; upper half of objects invisible, sees only lower half.
-Vascular cornea, sticking pains inward.
-Pain in bones around eye.
-Ear-Caries of ossicular and of mastoid.
-Obstinate foetid otorrhoea after scarlatina.
-Nose-Ulcerated, painful, swollen, obstructed.
-Putrid smell from nose.
-Sensitive to smell.
-G.I.T.-Desire for alcohol, milk, bread, sweets, delicacies, pastries.
-Aversion to meat.
-Carcinoma of the tongue or throat.
-C.V.S.-Violent pain in the heart < night.
-Outward pressure, from least mental exertion.
-Sensation as if heart stopped beating for 2 or 3 seconds, immediately followed by a tumultuous rebound with sinking at the epigastrium.
-Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular.
-Fatty degeneration of heart.
-Violent palpitation at puberty.
-Heart feels loose on walking.
-Exopthalmia with enlargement of heart.
-Easy suppression affecting the heart.
-Whenever there is even a trivial heart ailment, Aurum patients develop a fear of heart disease.
-Male genitalia-Pain and swelling of testicles.
-Atrophy of testicles in boys.
-Increased sexual desire.
-Pain in the right testicle.
-Malignancy of the testes.
-Female genitalia-Prolapsed and indurated uterus from over-reaching, or straining, from hypertrophy.
-Menstrual and uterine affections with great melancholy < at menstrual period.
-Foul breath in girls at puberty.
-Extremities-All the blood seems to rush from head to lower limbs.
-Orgasm, as if blood were boiling in all veins.
-Paralytic drawing in the limbs in the morning, when awakening and on getting cold.
-Bone pains worse at night.
-Wandering rheumatic pains.
-Sleep-Moaning, crying out in sleep.
-Severe, chronic insomnia.
KEYNOTES : -A/F-grief, fright, anger, disappointed love, contradiction, reserved displeasure, prolonged anxiety, unusual responsibility, loss of property.
-Melancholy, hopeless, profound depression, tendency to suicide, longing for death and constantly dwelling on suicide.
-Sees only the lower half of objects.
-Sensation as if heart stopped beating for 2 or 3 seconds, immediately followed by a tumultuous rebound with sinking at epigastrium.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -A/F-grief, fright, anger, disappointed love, contradiction, reserved displeasure, prolonged anxiety, unusual responsibility, loss of property.
-Melancholy, hopeless, profound depression, tendency to suicide, longing for death constantly dwelling on suicide.
-Mercurial and syphilitic dyscrasia.
-Caries of mastoid process, of bones of nose etc.
- < sunset to sunrise.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Melancholy, hopeless, depression, tendency to suicide, longing for death, constantly dwelling on suicide.
- < sunset to sunrise.
-Tendency to neurosis, destruction of parts especially bone.
CLINICAL : -Alcoholism, Angina, Ankylosing spondylosis, Anorexia, Anxiety, Arrhythmia, Arthritis, Bone pains, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Drug abuse, Endocarditis, Hypertension, Insomnia, Malignancy, Mastoiditis, Nightmares, Orchitis, Sinusitis, Suicidal states, Undescended testes, Uterine fibroids, Valvular heart disease.
-Aur-m 200 to 10M is a pathological remedy for undescended testicle, providing testicle is not ectopic- Dr. Foubister.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Asaf, Aur-ars, Aur-brom, Aur-iod, Aur-mur, Aur-sulph, Hep, Ign, Kali-i, Merc, Mez, Nat-m, Nat-s, Nit-ac, Phos, Plat, Psor, Syph.
-Antidoted by-Bell, Camph, Chin, Cocc, Coff, Cupr, Merc, Puls, Sol-n, Spig.