THE GUIDING SYMPTOMS
OF OUR MATERIA MEDICA
BY CONSTANTINE HERING, M. D.
 Inner head.
 Outer head.
 Sight and eyes.
 Hearing and ears.
 Smell and nose.
 Upper face.
 Lower face.
 Teeth and gums.
 Taste, speech, tongue.
 Inner mouth.
 Palate and throat.
 Appetite, thirst. Desires..
 Eating and drinking.
 Hiccough, belching, nausea..
 Scrobiculum and stomach.
| Lower limbs.
 Limbs in general.
 Rest. Position. Motion.
 Temperature and weather.
 Attacks, periodicity.
 Locality and direction.
 Touch. Injuries..
 Stage of life, constitution.
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LOWER LIMBS.  [Par.]Left leg lame with spinal irritation.
Laming pain in feet.
Cold feet at night in bed.
LIMBS IN GENERAL.  [Par.]Stinging pains in limbs.
All joints painful on motion.
REST. POSITION. MOTION.  [Par.]Rest : palpitation ; dull pain in neck >.
Lying down : mucus difficult to raise.
Sitting : vertigo ; violent burning in orifice of urethra ; stitches in os coccygis.
Stooping : pressure upon forehead <.
Motion : pressure in forehead < ; of eyeball causes pain ; palpitation ; of hand excites pain in occiput ; all joints painful.
Turning neck around : feels stiff and swollen.
Getting tired when walking : pain in nape of neck.
NERVES.  [Par.]Violent cramp in morning, commencing in left lower ribs, extending to left arm, making arm stiff ; fingers clenched so that finger nails left impressions in flesh ; complete unconsciousness ; severe pressure as from a weight in back of neck ; attack every few days.
SLEEP.  [Par.]Restless, broken sleep with many dreams.
TIME.  [Par.]Morning : white frothy mucus in corners of mouth ; trachea and mouth completely dried up ; tenacious expectoration < ; mucus difficult to raise ; violent cramp ; sweat.
Afternoon : pain in neck < about 2 or 3 o'clock.
Evening : mucus difficult to raise ; food feels heavy ; chilliness ; all symptoms <.
Night : cold feet.
Midnight : pain in pit of stomach.
TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.  [Par.]Open air : dull pain in neck >.
FEVER.  [Par.]Chilliness : mostly towards evening, with internal trembling ; in chest, abdomen and lower limbs, with gooseflesh and yawning, and icy cold feet.
Internal coldness as if parts were contracted by cold and were trembling.
Coldness of right half of body.
Small icy cold spots here and there in skin.
During chill contractive sensation in skin and in all parts of body.
Fingers are alternately hot and cold, as if dead, and of a dead color.
Heat : descending back from neck ; with sweat of upper body.
Sweat in morning when waking, attended with biting itching.
ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.  [Par.]Alternately : sore throat and sore eyes ; fingers hot and cold.
Periodical painless hoarseness.
Every quarter or half an hour : hoarseness.
For forty-eight hours : entire suppression of lochia.
Every few days : attacks of cramp.
For thirteen years : headache.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.  [Par.]Right : pressive pain in temporal region ; half of body cold.
Left : parietal bone painful to touch ; ringing in ear ; hot stitches in malar bone ; painful swelling in upper gum ; when turning upon side, cough ; pain in side of neck and shoulder extending over side and arm ; arm powerless ; arm stiff ; numbness and pricking in hand ; leg lame ; cramp in lower ribs.
SENSATIONS.  [Par.]As if scalp were contracted and bones scraped sore ; as if a thread were tightly drawn through eye to middle of head ; as if head would swell up and temples and eyes were pressed out ; head as if distended ; as if head were a bushel and walls were too thin ; eyes as if pulled into head ; eyes as if too large ; as if lids would not close ; eyes as if projecting ; as if thread were drawn through eyeball ; ear as if forced apart by a wedge, or as if ear were pressed out or torn out ; as if a burning heat were rushing out of ears ; tongue as if too large ; as if ball were lodged in throat ; as if throat were constricted ; as of a stone in stomach ; in abdomen as though face were drawn to root of nose, then backward towards occiput as if by a string ; as of a heavy load on nape of neck ; as if he could not open eyes ; fingers as if asleep ; as if internal parts were contracted ; as if fingers were dead ; as if joints were broken.
Pain : in forehead, whole sinciput, in eyes ; in ears ; in pit of stomach ; in left side of neck and shoulder.
Violent pains : on both sides of neck down to fingers.
Severe pain : in occiput.
Stitches : through middle of eye ; in forepart of urethra ; in chest ; between scapulŠ and os coccygis.
Hot stitches : in left malar bone.
Piercing, single stitches : in head.
Stinging pains : in limbs.
Itching pain : in middle of head and temples.
Violent cramp : in left lower ribs to left arm.
Sore pain : in small spots in forehead.
Laming pain : in feet.
Dull pain : in nape of neck.
Drawing pain : from eye to back of head.
Pressive pain : in right temporal region.
Cramp : in stomach.
Soreness : in throat ; of eyeballs ; on top of head.
Burning, stinging and scraping : in throat.
Burning : in throat ; in stomach ; in urethra ; in orifice of urethra ; in larynx.
Violent itching, burning, biting : on edges of lower jaw.
Pricking : in hand.
Heat : in neck ; from neck down back.
Heavy pressure : on forehead.
Constrictive pressure : in forehead to temples.
Heavy feeling : in eyes.
Weight : in neck.
Feeling of contraction : in internal parts.
Tension : of brain, eyes and skin ; in forehead.
Stiffness : of neck ; of fingers.
Oppression : of chest.
Numbness in neck : in hands.
Dulness : of head.
Dryness : of tongue and fauces ; of mouth.
Coldness : of right half of body.
TISSUES.  [Par.]Feels as if all joints were broken, swelled or dislocated at every motion.
TOUCH. PASSIVE MOTION. INJURIES.  [Par.]Had received a violent blow on occiput. θ Spinal affection.
Disorder of sense of touch, so that everything felt rough. θ Spinal affection.
Touch : scalp sensitive ; on parietal bone painful ; vertex sensitive ; malar bone painful.
Pressure : of hand > ; pressure in forehead ; of finger upon sore spot on head causes cries.
Injury : caused paralysis of iris.
After a blow : severe pain in occiput.
SKIN.  [Par.]Violent itching ; subcutaneous tingling.
Pain as of excoriation.
Felons ; herpes about mouth.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.  [Par.]Man Št. 38, has been many years in tropical climates, had cholera, yellow fever, dysentery ; three years ago had attack of violent pain in shoulder, next year similar attack ; three months ago received violent blow on occiput ; affection of cerebro-spinal nerves.
Man, Št. 47, married twenty-four years, spare habit, nervous temperament, suffering over six months ; irritation of meninges in cervical portion.
RELATIONS.  [Par.]Antidoted by : Coffea.
Compatible : Calc. ost., Ledum, Lycop., Nux vom., Phosphor., Rhus tox., Sepia, Sulphur.
Incompatible : Ferr. phos.
Compare : Silica.