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Lycopodium

Excerpted from the book “Keynotes and Characteristics” by H.C. Allen

  • For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung and hepatic affections (Cal., Phos., Sulph.); especially the extremes of life, children and old people.
  • Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases.
  • Pains: aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right sided, < four to eight P.M.
  • Affects right side, or pain goes from right to left; throat, chest, abdomen, liver, ovaries.
  • Children, weak, emaciated; with well-developed head but puny, sickly bodies.
  • Ailments from fright, anger, mortification, or vexation with reserved displeasure (Staph.).
  • Irritable; peevish and cross on walking; ugly, kick and scream; easily angered; cannot endure opposition or contradiction; seeks disputes; is beside himself.
  • Weeps all day, cannot calm herself; very sensitive, even cries when thanked.
  • Dread of men; of solitude, irritable and melancholy; fear of being alone (Bis., Kali c., Lil.).
  • Complexion pale, dirty; unhealthy; sallow, with deep furrows, looks older than he is; fan-like motion of the alae nasi (Ant. t.).
  • Everything tastes sour; eructations, heartburn, waterbrash, sour vomiting (between chill and heat).
  • Canine hunger; the more he eats, the more he craves; head aches if does not eat.
  • Gastric affections; excessive accumulation of flatulence; constant sensation of satiety; good appetite, but a few mouthfuls fill up to the throat, and he feels bloated; fermentation in abdomen, with loud grumbling, croaking, especially lower abdomen (upper abdomen, Carbo v. – entire abdomen, Cinch. ); fulness not relieved by belching (Cinch.).
  • Constipation: since puberty; since last confinement; when away from home; of infants; with ineffectual urging, rectum contracts and protrudes during stool, developing piles.
  • Impotence: of young men, from onanism or sexual excess; penis small, cold, relaxed; old men, with strong desire but imperfect erections; falls asleep during embrace; premature emissions.
  • Dryness of vagina; burning in, during and after coition (Lys.)
  • Fetus appears to be turning somersaults.
  • Hernia: right sided, has cured many cases especially in children.
  • Cough deep, hollow, even raising mucus in large quantities affords little relief.
  • One foot hot and the other cold (Cinch., Dig., Ipec.).
  • Waking at night feeling hungry (Cina., Psor.).

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