TARENTULA HISPANICA [Tarent]
Overstimulation of the nervous system. Overactivity. Industriousness.
Intense hurriedness and impatience. Hyperactive.
Love of music, wild dancing.
Destruction, violence, rage, cunning, deceitful, manipulative.
Twitches, chorea, jerking.
COMMON NAME : Spanish Spider
A/F : -Ill effects of unrequited love -Bad news -Scolding, punishment -Falls -Sepsis
MODALITIES : < Periodicity, yearly at same hour < Touch > Relaxation < Cold < Noise > Rubbing 2 < Music < Damp > Sweating < Evening < After menses > Smoking < Coitus < Washing head > Music (loud, wild) 2 < Seeing others in troubles < Hands in cold water > Open air > Riding in a carriage > Bright colors 2
MIND : -Aversion to strong colours- black, red, yellow, green.
-Dances ups and down, erratic impulsive.
-Fits of nervous laughter, then screaming.
-Moral depravity. Lacks control.
-Suddenly changing moods, fancies, or strength.
-Crafty, cunning, dishonest, selfish, destructive, destroys whatever she can lay hand on, tears her clothes etc.
-Hateful, throws things away. Malingering.
-When attention is directed to her, she begins to twitch, feigns, fainting. Sensibility, but looks sideways to observe the effect on those around her.
-Desires to strike herself or others.
-Aversion to being touched.
-Kleptomania, laughs, mocks run, dances, gesticulates, jokes, cries, sings till hoarse or exhausted.
-Death agony. Angry, despair, melancholy, discontented.
-Mental symptoms > p.m. after eating.
-Rolls on ground from side to side or strikes vehemently or rolls the head and rubs it to relieve her distress.
-Hurried 3, intense, excited and restless. Impatient.
-Can run better than walk.
-Increased strength during the manic episode.
-Sensitive to music. Loves music and dancing.
-Laughing and wildness.
-Aversion to company, but wants some one present.
-Industrious. Works at a very good pace.
-Tremendous restlessness, better from exertion.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -"Tarantism" is the term applied to the dancing mania set up in a person bitten by the tarn; the cure is music and dancing.
-Adapted to highly nervous organisms, especially choleric affections, where whole body or right arm and left leg are affected.
-Restlessness, could not keep quiet in any position, must keep in motion though walking < all symptoms.
-Constant movement of the legs, arm, trunk, with inability to do anything. Twitching and jerking of muscles.
-Symptoms appear suddenly with violence.
-Violent pains, neuralgias, as if thousands of needles were pricking.
-At every menstrual cycle, throat, mouth and tongue intolerably dry, especially when sleeping.
-Symptom appear periodically.
-Head-Headache neuralgic < by noise touch, strong light. > by rubbing head against the pillow.
-Headache intense, as if thousands of needles were pricking, wants hair pulled or head rubbed.
-G.I.T.-Craving for sand or raw food, salt, spicy.
-Aversion to meat, bread.
-Respiratory system-Attacks of suffocation with crying, seaming and restless, must have fresh air.
-Coughing < after coition noise > smoking.
-Male genitalia-Hyper-sexual patients, promiscuity.
-Female genitalia-Sexual excitement extreme, even to mania.
-Spasms of uterus.
-Pruritus vulvae become intolerable, especially after menses.
-Vulvae dry and hot.
-At every menstrual cycle, throat, mouth and tongue intolerably dry.
-Profuse menses with erotic spasms.
-Sensation of motion in uterus like a foetus or burning.
-Tumours and diseases of the ovaries.
-C.V.S.-Palpitations. Precordial anguish.
-Sensation as if heart were twisted and turned around.
-Mitral valve disease.
-C.N.S.-Twitches and jerks. Chorea.
-Pins and needles sensation.
-Back-Painfully sensitive spine, touch excites pain in chest, heart etc.
-Coccygodynia > standing < slightest movement < touch.
-Extremities-Weakness of legs. Restless legs.
-Numbness of legs.
-Multiple sclerosis with trembling.
-Twitching and jerking.
-Yawning with uneasiness of legs, must move them constantly.
-Extraordinary contraction and movements.
-Restless arms, must keep hands busy.
-Sleep-Sleepless before midnight, from excitement.
-Dreams sad, with weeping.
-Skin-Purplish ecchymosed spots.
-Abscess, boils, felons.
-Affected parts of bluish color and atrocious burning pain. The agony of pain compelling patient to walk the floor for nights.
-Itching as of insects creeping crawling.
KEYNOTES : 1. Restlessness, cannot keep quiet in any position. 2. At every menstrual cycle, throat, mouth and tongue intolerably dry, especially when sleeping.
3. When there is no one observing, there is no hysteria.
4. Painfully sensitive spine, touch excites pains in heart and chest.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Nervous phenomena.
-Restlessness, must keep in motion, though walking < all symptoms -Pains neuralgic, as if thousands of needles were pricking. < Noise, touch, strong light > rubbing > music.
-Painfully sensitive spine, touch excites pains in chest and heart.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. Periodicity every year, same hourly.
2. Restlessness, constantly moves, though walking aggravates all symptoms.
3. At every menstrual cycle, throat, mouth and tongue intolerably dry.
4. Pain neuralgic, as if thousands as needles were pricking.
5. Purplish-bluish spots of affected part, with atrocious burning pain. The agony of pain compelling patient to walk the floor for nights.
6. Great relief from rubbing the part.
CLINICAL : -Angina, Arrhythmia, Behaviour disorders, Chorea, Diabetes, Eczema, Hyperactivity, Mania, Metrorrhagia, Mitral valve disease, Restless leg syndrome, Sexual disorders, Skin ulcers, Tumours of testes, Vaginitis, Valvular disease.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Agar, Ars, Bell, Cupr, Hyos, Lach, Lil-t, Med, Nux-v, Stram, Sulph-ac, Tub.