Archive for May, 2016

Adrenalinum

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Adrenalinum or Epinephrine, the active principle of the medulla of the suprarenal gland, (cortical secretion not as yet isolated), is employed as a chemical messenger in the regulation of the activities of the body; in fact, its presence is essential to the activity of the sympathetic nerve. Adrenalin action on any part is the same as Stimulation of the sympathetic nerve endings thereto. Local application (1:1,000 solution) to mucous membranes promptly induces transient ischaemia, seen in a Blanching, persisting several hours from conjunctival instillation. Its action is very prompt, efficient, Evanescent, owing to rapid oxidation and therefore practically harmless, UNLESS too frequently repeated, when atheroma and heart lesions – myocardial – in animals have been reported. Arteries, heart, suprarenal bodies and vasomotor system are prominently affected.
The main action of Adrenalinum is stimulation of the Sympathetic endings, notably the splanchnic area, causing Constriction of the peripheral arterioles, with resulting Rise in blood pressure. This is especially observed in stomach, intestines; less in uterus, skin; nil in brain and lungs. Furthermore, is noticed, Slowing of pulse, (medullary vagus stimulation), and Strengthening of heart beat (increased myocardial contractility), resembling Digitalis; increased glandular activity, glycosuria; depression of respiratory center; contraction of muscular tissue of eye, uterus, vagina; relaxation of muscular tissue of stomach, intestines, bladder.
Its chief therapeutic use depends on its Vasoconstriction action; therefore a most powerful and prompt Astringent and hemostatic, and invaluable in Checking capillary hemorrhages from ALL parts, where LOCAL or direct application is feasible: nose, ear, mouth, throat, larynx, stomach, rectum, uterus, bladder. Hemorrhagic condition not due to defective coagulation of the blood. Complete Bloodlessness, ischaemia, may be induced with impunity. Locally, solutions (1: 10,000-1: 1,000) sprayed or applied on cotton have been very efficient in bloodless operations about the eye, nose, throat, and larynx.
Congestions of the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses, also hay fever, have been markedly alleviated by warm spray of Adrenalinum chloride, 1: 5,000. Here compare, Hepar 1X, which will start up secretions and so facilitate drainage. Werlhoff’s disease, hypodermically, 1: 1,000. Externally, it has been used in neuritis, neuralgia, reflex pains, gout, rheumatism, as an ointment, 1-2 m. of (1: 1,000) solution, along the nerve trunk at point of skin nearest its origin which could be reached (H. G. Carlton).
Therapeutically, Adrenalinum has been suggested in acute congestion of lungs, Asthma, Grave’s and Addison’s diseases, arteriosclerosis, chronic aortitis, angina pectoris, hemophilia, chlorosis, hay fever, serum rashes, acute urticaria, etc. Dr. P. Jousset reports success in treating, homeopathically, cases of angina and or aortitis, sub-acute and chronic, when Adrenalin has been prescribed Per OS and in infinitesimal dose. The symptom guiding to this is, Sensation of thoracic constriction with anguish. This, with vertigo, nausea and vomiting have been produced by the drug. Abdominal pain. shock or heart failure during anesthesia, as it causes very prompt rise of blood pressure by its action on nerve endings in the vessel wall.

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Adonis Vernalis

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Feeble heart action due only to functional disturbance.

Actaea Spicata

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Is a rheumatic remedy, especially of the Small joints; tearing, tingling pains characterize it. Wrist-rheumatism. Pulsations over whole body, especially liver and renal region. Cardiovascular spasm. Pains worse from touch and motion.

Aconitum Napellus

Friday, May 27th, 2016

A state of fear, anxiety; anguish of mind and body. Physical and mental restlessness, fright, is the most characteristic manifestation of Aconitum Napellus. Acute, sudden, and violent invasion, with fever, call for it. Does not want to be touched. Sudden and great sinking of strength. Complaints and tension caused by exposure to Dry, cold weather, draft of cold air, checked perspiration, also complaints from Very hot weather, especially gastro-intestinal disturbances, etc. First remedy in inflammation, inflammatory fevers. Serous membranes and muscular tissues affected markedly. Burning in internal parts; Tingling, coldness and numbness. Influenza. TENSION of arteries; emotional and physical mental tension explain many symptoms. When prescribing Aconite remember Aconite causes only functional disturbance, no evidence that it can produce tissue change – its action is brief and Shows no periodicity. Its sphere is in the beginning of an acute disease and not to be continued after pathological change comes. In Hyperaemia, congestion not after exudation has set in. Influenza (Influenzin).
BETTER in open air.
WORSE in warm room, in evening and Night; worse lying on affected side, from music, from tobacco-smoke, dry, cold winds.

Aconitum Lycotonum

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Swelling of glands; Hodgkin’s disease. Diarrhoea after eating pork. Itching of nose, eyes, anus and vulva. Skin of nose cracked; taste of blood.

Aconitum Ferox

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Rather more violent in its actions than A. Napellus. It is more diuretic and less anti-pyretic. It has proved valuable in cardia dyspnoea, neuralgia, and acute gout. Dyspnoea. Must sit up. Rapid respiration. Anxiety, with suffocation from feeling of paralysis in respiratory muscles. Cheyne-Stokes breathing.

Aconitum Cammarum

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Headache with vertigo and tinnitus. Cataleptic symptoms. Formication of tongue, lips and face.

Absinthium

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

A perfect picture of epileptiform seizure is produced by this drug. Nervous tremors precede attack. Sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucinations and loss of consciousness. Nervous excitement and sleeplessness. Cerebral irritation, hysterical and infantile spasms come within range of this remedy. Poisoning by mushrooms. Chorea. Tremor. Nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness in children.

Abrotanum

Friday, May 20th, 2016

A very useful remedy in Marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Metastasis. Rheumatism following checked diarrhoea. Ill effects of suppressed conditions especially in gouty subjects. Tuberculous peritonitis. Exudative pleurisy and other exudative processes. After operation upon the chest for hydrothorax or empyema, a pressing sensation remains. worse of hemorrhoids when rheumatism improves. Nosebleed and hydrocele in boys.
Great weakness after influenza
BETTER, motion.
WORSE, cold air, checked secretions.

Abies Nigra

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

A powerful and long-acting remedy, in various forms of disease, whenever the characteristic stomach symptoms are present. Most of the symptoms are associated with the gastric disturbances. In dyspeptic troubles of the aged, with functional heart symptoms; also after Tea or tobacco. Constipation. Pain in external meatus.
WORSE after eating.