Homeopathic treatment is constitutional but the remedies listed below are recommended for use in emergencies. Choose the remedy which most closely match your illness. It is not necessary to have every symptom listed in order to bring about a cure.
Take remedies of the 6c potency three times a day until certain improvement, then stop taking the remedy. If symptoms continue despite the repetition of the remedy, then try an other remedy or consult a homeopath.
Take remedies in a clean mouth, 30 minutes before or one hour after food or drink, try not to touch and allow it to dissolve under the tongue. Remember not to use mint : toothpaste, chewing gum, chocolate, cough drops, etc.
|Remedy||Causes Pain, Sensations||Concomitants||General|
|Nux Vomica||C: Alcohol, tobacco, coffee, other drugs in excess.
Morning hang-over. Sleep deprivation. Auto-intoxication from hepatic insufficiency.
Digestive troubles, constipation.
P: Neuralgic pains "all over the head": sometimes over one eye (left), or else in the occiput. Drawing tensive pains.
< heat, after eating, rising, open air, moving eyes (motion in general), mornings. > resting perfectly quiet, covered up
S: of a great weight on the top of the head
|Sour taste, nausea, vomiting.
The back of the tongue is coated greenish-yellow
Backache < lying down, must get up and walk
|Fiery, hyperexcitable, but sedentary patients
who eat and drink too much.
Chilly and > heat (except head)
Irritable, oversensitive, touchy
Weeps or faints with the pain
|Lycopodium||C: Taking cold, hunger, suppressed mucous nasal
discharge. Tendency towards hepatic and/or renal insufficiency and gout.
P: Right-sided, supra-orbital migraines.Throbbing, pressing, bursting pains.
< 4-8 p.m, heat, warm wraps (the head is hot, wants it uncovered), lying down, noise.
Headache from low blood sugar, due to late meals.
> cool air, motion, establishment of a thick yellow nasal discharge
|Right vertical visual disorders (i.e. the patient
only sees the left side of things he is looking at).
Abdominal distention, heartburn, hunger with or from headache.
Chilly but wants cool air for head
|Intellectually strong, physically weak, poor muscular.
Skinny above waist, edematous, puffy appearance below.. Large, flabby abdomen.
Premature graying of the hair.
Nervous excitement & overcome by tiredness
|Belladonna||C: Exposure of head to cold (even a haircut),
from heat stroke or suppressed nasal mucus.
P: Sudden , violent onset with throbbing pain mostly in the frontal region. Favours right side. Pulsating, bursting, hammering pains; burning, tearing, shooting, stabbing pains.
< noise, jarring motion, touch, when heel strikes ground, cold, draft, light, rising up, bending the head forward, stooping, lying.
> pressure on head, drawing head back
Sensation as if the brain was throbbing up and down
|Pupils of eyes are too open.
Intolerance to light.
Dizziness on moving head < stooping
Rush of blood to head
|Patient with acute circulatory congestion, puffed and red face.|
|Gelsemium||C: Cold, fear, embarassment, anticipation, from
P: Slow onset, preceded by visual disorders. Back of head. Pain radiating to neck, shoulders, and forward to frontal region.
Hammering pulsating, congestive pains. Neuralgic headache in temples, or forehead over eyes. Pain in eyeballs: feel bruised.
< motion, vomiting, > passing copious urine, sweating, lying propped up by pillows and quite still.
Congested, flushed and "dusky" face, eyes glazed with pupils dilated.
Nausea and vomiting.
|Profound exhaustion, great tiredness and weakness, heavy limbs.|
|Aurum||C: Cold weather, winter, < from sunset to sunrise.
Violent pains, roaring in head < night. Pain in bones of scull, extending to face. Congestion of head
> cool air and cold compresses in spite of cold-sensitivity
S: Outward pressure tearing through brain to forehead
Over sensitiveness to noise. Excitement, confusion.
Red face, red injected capillaries, from chronic hypertension
|Brown hair, bloated dark faces ,a cyanotic or olive complexion, boils on scalp. Short-tempered, hypersensitive, lacking in self-confidence. Thoughts of suicide|
|Natrum muriaticum||C: children, adolescents exhausted by study or
sleep deprivation; emotional causes: grief, suppressed grief or suppressed
weeping; emotional "stoics" who never cry; frontal headaches from
congested, or infected sinuses
P: Chronic, semi-lateral, migrainous, congestive headache.
Begins around 10 a.m with dizziness. trobbing pain lasting till sunset, < from sunrise to sunset. Periodic headaches
< after menstruation, > sleep.
S: Pounding pain, as if "little hammers were knocking on brain"
|Before headache: numbness and tingling in lips,
tongue and nose, occasionally peculiar zigzag lines in visual field.
Lump in throat from emotional causes
< at the seaside
|Thin patients, particularly upper part of the
body, who lose weight even though they eat excessively
Crave salt, unquenchable thirst.
Generally fearful and sad, love to dwell on their problems
Cry easily or total absence of tears
Averse to consolation which aggravates.
|Sanguinaria||C: Sun, overeating rich food or wine.
P: Congestive: throbbing, burning, shooting pains. Right sided.
Begins in morning in back of the head, radiates over head to right forehead, eye or temple.Increases until noon, better in evening.
Periodic migraines, every seventh or third day.
< odours, light, noise, motion, > lying down in the dark, sleeping, evacuating gastric or intestinal gas, after vomiting food or bile.
|Redness limited to the cheeks
Palms and soles hot and burning
Nausea and vomiting
Faintness, empty feeling but without hunger
Burning in various parts, like from hot water.
|Ferrum phosphoricum||C: Sun, heat
P: Blinding, hammering, pressing, boring pains. In forehead radiating to back of head, right side. Pain in top of head, sides of head. Top of head sensitive to cold. Head feels cold or hot.
< wrapping up, motion, jar, light , noise, coughing, stepping.
> cold air or applications, lying down (is often compelled to), pressure, nosebleed
S: throbbing sensations.
|Flushes of heat, red face may alternate with paleness.
Head hot and full, Sore scalp
Nasal mucus discharge
|In pale, anemic subjects with violent local congestions
Dark circles under eyes, sallow look with circumscribed redness on the cheeks
|Thuja||C: From tea
P: Left sided headache
S: as if pierced by a nail, in focal area on left frontal eminence
< at night , from heat of bed, 3 a.m and 3 p.m, from coffee to tea
|Emotional sensitiveness: music causes weeping and
Fixed ideas, as if strange a person were at his side; as if something alive in abdomen
|Damp air, water are inimical. Left-sided and chilly remedy. Raised wart on astem, warty excrescences, or spongy tumors Prominence of cutaneous veins|