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Homeopathic Materia Medica



GUAIACUM

(guico)

(Resin of Lignum Vitae) Chief action on fibrous tissue, and is especially adapted to the arthritic diathesis, rheumatism, and tonsillitis. Secondary syphilis. Very valuable in acute rheumatism. FREE FOUL SECRETIONS. UNCLEAN ODOR FROM WHOLE BODY. Promotes suppuration of abscesses. Sensitiveness and aggravation from local heat. Contraction of limbs, stiffness and immobility. Feeling that he must stretch.

Mind
Forgetful; thoughtless; staring. Slow to comprehend.

Head
GOUTY AND RHEUMATIC PAIN IN HEAD and face, EXTENDING TO NECK. Tearing pain in skull; worse, cold, wet weather. Feels swollen, and blood-vessels distended. Aching in left ear. PAINS OFTEN END IN A STITCH, especially in head.

Eyes
Pupils dilated. Eyelids appear too short. Pimples around eyes. Throat. Rheumatic sore throat with weak throat muscles. Throat dry, burns, swollen, stitches toward ear. ACUTE TONSILLITIS. Syphilitic sore throat.

Stomach
Tongue furred. DESIRE FOR APPLES and other fruits. Aversion to milk. Burning in stomach. Constricted epigastric region.

Abdomen
Intestinal fermentation. Much wind in bowels. Diarrhoea, cholera infantum.

Urinary
Sharp stitches after urinating. Constant desire.

Respiratory
FEELS SUFFOCATED. Dry, tight cough. Fetid breath after coughing. PLEURITIC STITCHES. Chest pains in articulations of ribs, with shortness of breathing till expectoration sets in.

Female
Ovaritis in rheumatic patients, with irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhoea, and irritable bladder.

Back
Pain from head to neck. ACHING IN NAPE. STIFF NECK AND SORE SHOULDERS. Stitches between scapulae to occiput. Contractive pain between scapulae.

Extremities
Rheumatic pain in shoulders, arms and hands. GROWING PAINS. (PHOS. AC.) Pricking in nates. Sciatica and lumbago. Gouty tearing, with contractions. Immovable stiffness. Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness. Joints swollen, painful, and intolerant of pressure; can bear no heat. Stinging pain in limbs. Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs. A FEELING OF HEAT in the affected limbs.

Modalities
WORSE, from motion, heat, cold wet weather; pressure, touch, from 6 p.m. to 4 a. m. BETTER, external pressure.

Relationship
GUAIACOL (in the treatment of gonorrhoeal epididymitis, 2 parts to 30 vaselin, locally). Antidote: NUX. Follows Sepia. Compare: MERC; CAUST.; RHUS; MEZER.; RHODOD.

Dose
Tincture, to sixth attenuation.