NUX VOMICA [Nux-v]
Impatient, competitive, ambitious, workaholic.
Aggressive, irritable, violent anger.
Stimulants attract the patient.
Collapse, chronic fatigue.
COMMON NAME : Poison Nut.
A/F : -Anger 3, Contradiction -Mental exertion 3 -Loss of sleep 2 [Cup, Cocc] -Alcohol 3, Drugs 2 -Rich food 3, spices -Tea -Over eating 3 -Sexual excess 2, Masturbation -Spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon.
MODALITIES : < Music < Purgatives 2 > Free discharges 3 < After dinner 2 < Mental exertion2 > Milk 2 < Wounded honour < Early morning 3 > Moist air 2 (Hep) < Cold open air 3 (dry) < Uncovering 3 > Lying on either side 2 < High living 3 < Alcohol 2 > Resting < Drugs 2 < Sedentary habits 2 > Hot drinks < Pressure of clothes 2 < Debauchery2 > Fats < Slight causes 3 (anger; noise, touch) > Occupation > Wrapping head 2 MIND : -Adapted to thin, irritable, persons with nervous, melancholic temperament.
-Intellectual and over cautious in disposition, who do a lot of mental overstudy, close application to business etc.
-Angry and impatient. Violent, malicious.
-Anger when obliged to answer; from interruption, from contradiction.
-Overzealous, fiery temperament.
-Irritable, every harmless word offends.
-Oversensitive to all impressions. Cannot bear noise, odours, light, touch etc. [Cham, Val] -Fault finding, sullen people.
-Headstrong. Self willed. Cannot endure the slightest contradiction.
-Confusion after vexation, from spirits, or after a carousal.
-Concentration difficult while calculating.
-Abundant ideas, clearness of mind (especially in evening).
-Unconsciousness from odours; during parturition.
-Fastidious cannot rest till things are in proper place.
-Suicidal, homicidal impulses from slight offense, but lacks courage.
-Impossible to weep though sad.
-Delusions - sees mutilated bodies.
-Occupation > -Music >
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Patients who are chilly; always taking cold.
-One of best remedy to commence treatment in cases who are drugged by strong allopathic treatment. Oversensitive to all external impressions.
-Fainting tendency from odours, after eating, after labour, with pain.
-Convulsions with consciousness, by anger or emotion.
-Violent pains - lighting like, twisting, jerking.
-Bruised soreness in abdomen, brain, larynx, throat.
-Sensation as if nail were driven into head.
-Sensation as if head was beaten with axe > pressure.
-Drunken confusion in head.
-< Sun [Nat-c, Glon], < Morning, > Warm, > Rest -Vertigo with momentary loss of consciousness.
-Eyes-Infra orbital neuralgia.
-Optic nerve atrophy because of use of intoxicants.
-Nose-Snuffles of infants < Night (Sticta, Am-c, Lyc, Samb) -Sneezing - violent and abortive.
-Coryza dry at night, fluent by day (Nat-c) -Colds < Warm, > Open air
-Mouth-Taste bitter in mouth -Bloody saliva in night.
-Accumulation of saliva in fauces.
-Sour odour of breath.
-Tongue posteriorly coated yellow.
G.I.T.-Digestive disturbances with ineffectual desire for stools.
-Sour eructations. Sour vomitus.
-Nausea and vomiting constant. "If i could vomit, I would be better" < Morning, with depression of spirits.
-Pressure on stomach, an hour after eating, must loosen clothings (Bry, Puls).
-Cannot use mind 2-3 hours after eating.
-Hiccough from over eating or after eating.
-Craves-pungent food, alcohol, beer, coffee, chalk, fat food, tobacco and stimulants.
-Aversion to bread, water, coffee and tobacco.
-Weakness of abdominal ring as if hernia would occur, or pain as if a hernia would be incarcerated.
-Sore bowels [Apis, Sulph] < Coughing < Stepping.
-Strangulated hernia (umbilical or inguinal).
-Jaundice from anger.
-Constipation with constant, ineffectual urging for stool.
-Ineffectual urging for stools, as if part remained unexpelled (Caust).
-Passes small quantities of stools at each attempt.
-[Absence of all desire for defecation is contradiction].
-Constipation alternates with diarrhoea.
-Itching, blind haemorrhoids > sitting in a tub of cold water.
-Dysentery- Stools > pains for a time. First part of stool soft, last part hard.
-Sharp pains in rectum after a stool and after a meal, especially on exerting mind or studying.
-Urinary system-Renal colic (right), extending to genitals and leg, with dribbling of urine.
-Cystitis with constant urging for small amounts, >from heat or warm bathing.
-Female genitalia-Menses-irregular, never at right time, every two weeks (Plat), -stops and starts again.
-with nausea, chilliness, fainting.
-too early, profuse, long lasting.
-Labour pains-violent, causes fainting, with urging to stools or urination (Lil- Tig).
-Nymphomania in head strong women.
-Morning sickness with retching, more than vomiting (Sep).
-Prolapsus uteri from straining, lifting.
-Respiratory system-Scraping sensation in throat.
-Asthma in morning or after eating, of gastric origin.
-Shallow respiration, oppressed breathing.
-Back-Backache, must sit up to turn in bed.
-Chilliness of back and limbs, and pain of skin as from freezing cold, and falling a sleep of limbs.
-C.N.S.-Epilepsy with fright, during sleep, with vertigo or drowsiness.
-Absence of sensations or reaction with consciousness.
-Spasms cease as soon as patient is tightly grasped.
-Sleep-Sleeps before bed time, awakes 3-4 a.m., falls into a dreamy sleep at day break, from which is hard to arouse.
-Short sleep ameliorates.
-Fever-Chill - must be covered in every stage of fever.
-Chilliness on being uncovered, yet does not allow covering.
-Rigor with blueness of finger nails.
-Great heat, whole body burning hot, yet patient cannot move or uncover which brings on chills.
KEY NOTES: 1. Extremely chilly - sensitive to cold air.
2. Frequent, ineffectual desire for stools.
3. Convulsions with consciousness.
4. Snuffles of infants > Open air.
5. Inclination to vomit, feels " If I could vomit, I would feel better".
6. Stools ameliorates complaints for some time.
7. Asthma gastric in origin.
8. Sleep- early in evening, awakes 3-4 a.m., falls into dreamy sleep at day break which is hard to arouse.
9. Must be covered in every stage of fever.
10. Backache must sit up to turn in bed.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. Anger, irritability and violent anger.
2. Oversensitive to all impressions, like noise, touch etc.
3. Ineffectual desire for stools > temporarily after stools.
4. Convulsions with consciousness.
5. Inclination to vomit, sensation as "If I could vomit, I would feel better".
6. Sleeps early in evening, awakes 3-4 a.m.
7. Must he covered in every stage of fever.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -It is suited to persons who are quarrelsome, spiteful, malicious, addicted to wine, narcotics, coffee, highly rich food, living a sedentary life.
-Mentally overworked, over sensitive individuals, suffering from gastric complaints or have been drugged by allopathic or other non-homoeopathic drugs.
-The nerves are in a state of irritation, with oversensitiveness, over impressionability.
-This produces a tendency to twitching, cramps, convulsions, causing a constant urge for stool.
CLINICAL : -Alcoholism, Angina, Arrhythmia, Arthritis, Asthma, Behaviour disorder, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Colds, Colic, Constipation, Crohns disease, Cystitis, Endometriosis, Fibrositis, Headaches, Haemorrhoids, Hypertension, Inflammatory bowel disease, Influenza, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Lumbago, Multiple sclerosis, Neuralgia, Peptic ulcer, Premenstrual syndrome, Prostatis, Pyelonephritis, Rectal fissure, Renal calculi, Sciatica, Ulcerative colitis.
-Nux-v should be given on retiring or several hours before going to bed. It acts best during repose of mind and body.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Anac, Asar, Aur, Calc, Carc, Cham, Ign, Lil-t, Lyc, Med, Sep, Stram, Strych, Sulph.
-Complementary-Kali-c, Phos, Sepia, Staph, Sulph.
-Incompatible-Act-ac, Ign, Zinc.
-Remedies that follow well-Bry, Bell, Cact, Calc, Carb-v, Hyos, Lyc, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sulph.
-Antidoted by-Wine, Coffee, Aco, Bell, Camph, Cham, Cocc, Pal, Plat, Stram, Thuj.
-It antidotes-Narcotic, vegetable remedies, bad effects of anomalies in food, Mag-cit, Alcohol, Merc (tremors), Mez (neuralgia), Ether, Thuja (urination).