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Kali Bichromicum | Materia Medica by Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger

Homeopathy Materia Medica by Cyrus Maxwell Boger
Homeopathy Materia Medica by Cyrus Maxwell Boger

The Materia Medica by Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger (1861 – 1935)  was written in 1915 & he was an American homeopath.

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Kali Bichromicum

[Kali-bi.]

Mind.– Indifference. Disinclination to mental work, to business. Ill humor. Gloomy. Discouraged. Better: Eating.

Vertigo.– Whirling, on rising, with epigastric pain, with nausea, sudden, paroxysmal. Better: After acid vomiting. Worse: Descending.

Head.– Blindness followed by violent headache, sight returns as headache increases. Violent, shooting pains from root of nose to external canthus, (Cin.) increases till noon, cease toward evening. Feeling as if brain were too large and was driving skull bones asunder. As of a weight on vertex. Pains: Shooting or pressing, mostly in forehead and temples, as though cut to pieces with knives, sore, with bristling of hair on vertex, periodical, in small spots or radiating therefrom, over one eye. Sensitiveness of bones. Worse: Stopped nasal discharge, cold air, motion, stopping, at night. Better: Nosebleed, lying down.

Hair: Bristling, painful to touch over affected area. Hair falling out.

Eyes.– Brownish spots on sclerotic. Inflammation, With itching, with lachrymation, with agglutination. Redness of lid margins. lashes lost. Pus or mucus in, in canthi. Burning. Dryness. Feel raw. Swelling of upper lids edematous, with heaviness. Granular lids. Chromopsies. Twitching lids. Dim vision. Worse, Morning.

Ears.– Stitches in, extending into palate.

Nose.– Running of eyes and n, from least exposure to cold. Frequent violent sneezing. Snuffling. Stoppage. Discharges: Corrosive, watery, sudden purulent, of clinkers, scabs or plugs, offensive, of bloody mucus. Nosebleed: When bathing, after eating, preceded by burning eyes and sleepiness. Sensations: Dryness, stiffness within, burrowing, crawling, twitching, the bones rubbing together, being swollen, heaviness, as if a weight were hanging to it, tickling, as of a hair in, pressure or pain at root or in hones of, painful soreness of, sensitive tip. Expired air feels hot, the inspired cold. Ulcers in, especially perforating the septum. Smell: Imaginary, putrid, fetid from, lost. Worse: Damp weather, touch, evening.

Face.– Yellowish, sickly, anxious. (Lyc.) Drawn, pale, and covered with cold, clammy sweat. Acne on. Bones of, Bruised feeling, periodical tearing, boring, sensitiveness of, and of cranium. (Merc – cor.) Tension in scalp and face making features stiff. Swelling, over malar bones, under nose. Better: Warmth.

Teeth.– Boring, borrowing, gnawing, drawing, tearing, stitching. Gums: Livid, abscess in, bleed easily.

Tongue.– Dry, smooth, red and cracked. Thick. Coating, Yellowish, of base, of thick mucus on, mapped. Stinging prickling in. Burning at tip.

Mouth.– Aphthae. Burning, and excessive dryness in, and in throat, drinking cold water. Saliva: Salty, frothy, sticky. Salivation: With toothache, with drawing in ears, with tension and drawing in masseter muscles.

Taste: Astringent, metallic, greasy, putrid, sweetish, bloody, resinous. Bitter.

Throat.– Posterior pharynx: Dark red and glistening, injected with bright red blood vessels, a fissure exudes blood. (Elap.) Hawks up thick gelatinous or much tenacious mucus in morning. Rawness, redness, roughness and swelling in. Ulcers in, and in mouth, covered by an ashy slough, excavated, containing yellow tenacious matter. Uvula baggy and elongated. Sensation of a plug in, of a hair in fauces, coldness in pharynx, a prickling substance in, sticking, extending into ears, adherent mucus in, scraping, causing vomiting. Swallowing difficult, feeling as if food stuck in oesophagus. Worse: Protruding tongue, swallowing, speaking. Better: In air.

Stomach.– Dyspeptic attacks, with low spirits, with confusion of head, with emaciation. Swelling of. Sensation, Of pressure, as of a load, weakness emptiness, sinking, anxiety, gnawing at pit, turning over in, soreness of, coldness of, burning, twitching and electric shocks. Pain, especially in pit. alternate gastric and rheumatic symptoms. Worse: Pressure of clothes, motion, after meat. Better: After eating.

Hypochondriac: Sticking in. Boring in left. Pain, in a small spot, in posterior (l.), in liver.

Appetite: Sense of hunger, with nausea and disinclination for food. Dislikes meat. Great thirst, longing for beer, for acid drinks.

Eructations: Convulsive, fetid, rancid, when hawking, with imaginary putrid smells.

Nausea, etc. Ñ At sight of food, sudden, excessive, with heat risings and sweetish flat salivation, with shuddering of chilliness, excited by slightest pressure on pit of stomach, after a glass of water. Vomiting: sudden, forcible, painful, glairy, bloody, with keen smell and taste, preceded by retching and followed by hiccough, of bright yellow water, with cold sweat on hands.

Abdomen.– Inflamed, with cramps in many parts, chiefly legs. Distension. Painfully sensitive. Cramp – like constriction with nausea, then a pasty stool with burning and tenesmus in anus. Rumbling, gurgling and emission of much flatus. Violent cutting griping and twisting in. Gnawing at navel. Retracted. Weakness in navel region.

Worse: Touch, draft of air, afternoon, deep inspiration. Better: Pressure, after passing stool or flatus.

Stool.– Diarrhoea, of brown frothy water, with excessively painful pressure, urging and tenesmus. Dysenteric: Bloody, dark coffee colored, extremely painful. Gushing, hurrying her out of bed. Involuntary. Odorless, Slate colored. Clay colored. Constipated, extremely hard. Followed by burning, soreness and pressure in anus. Worse: In morning, before rising, periodically.

Anus.– Constipation, with painful retraction of. Sore, making it painful to walk. Sensations of, Boring, rawness, smarting, a plug, dragging, biting, tickling, stitches in.

Urinary Organs.– Burning in, especially in bulbous and navicular portion of urethra. Sensation as if a drop of urine remained behind. Pyelitis. Albuminuria. Urine deposits a thick mucus sediment.

Sexual Organs.– Escape of prostatic fluid during stool. Painful constriction at root of penis. Itching in glans. Smarting and rawness in vulva. Swelling of. Adhesive leucorrhoea.

Respiratory Organs.– Bronchitis. Much mucus in air passages excites hawking. Sore, ulcerative or burning pain in. Wheezing. Dyspnoea, in sleep, in damp weather. Worse: After eating or drinking, on undressing, morning on waking. Better: Getting warm in bed, lying.

Cough.– Short. On every inspiration, excited by scraping or tickling in air passages, after meals, must hold his sides, with bloody taste in mouth, evening. Rough, hoarse voice. Incessant, from tickling in the trachea and bronchi with a stringy expectoration, or rarer but harder attacks with scanty, white, sweetish expectoration. Expectoration: Of very tough mucus, so viscid it hangs in strings down to feet, difficult to detach, sticky, heavy, lumpy, of reddish mucus, with traces of blood, slate colored, yellow, sweet.

Chest.– Pains: Cutting. from mid – sternum thro to between shoulders, tearing sticking in, sores, as if bones were broken. Sensation of itching, dryness, rawness or burning in. Sensitive in nipple region. Heart: Coldness at. Pressive or sticking pains. Cramps about. Fluttering. Worse: Motion of lifting arms, of deep breathing, etc.

Back.– Scapular pains. Undulative contraction of dorsal muscles. Aching in kidney region, with scanty reddish urine and nausea. Sprained or paroxysmal lumbar pain, can’t rise from stooping or a chair. Pain as of a blow or sacrum. Pain in coccyx, while sitting, walking or touch. Worse: Motion, during coition. On left side.

Neck: Stiff. Drawing. Tearing. Worse, Motion.

Extremities.– Loud cracking in joints. Twitchings. Pains: Rheumatic, bruised, paralytic, boring, gnawing, drawing, or tearing, in and about joints, often confined to a single fibre or spot, alternating with throat symptoms. Worse: Right.

Upper Extremities.– As if asleep. Weakness, especially in hands, she drops things. Swelling of finger – joints. Pains in bones of, in wrists.

Lower Extremities.– Trembling. Coldness. Heaviness. Sensitiveness of. Sciatica, walking and flexing leg, standing, sitting, lying, pressure and in hot weather. Swollen sensation. Cramp in patella. (Ruta.) Twitching in calves. Soreness of heels. Pain in bones of toes as if they would be torn off.

Generalities.– The secretions become tough. Stringy and adhesive, finally hardening into plugs, clinkers or lumps, causing obstruction of the outlets or narrow portions of hollow organs with consequent dilatation above. Erosions and ulcers on skin and mucous membrane. Symptoms alternate or suddenly shift their position. Pains often go from before backward, or are diurnal. Many symptoms appear in small spots. Yellow, vision, vomit, pus, saliva, sclerotic, skin and stool. Pains, gnawing, burning, cramping, drawing – tearing, mostly near or in periosteum or tendinous expansions. Periostitis. Great prostration, heaviness and sick feeling. Sluggishness. Emaciation. Hectic. Sensitive to cold air. Sluggish in mind, body and slow processes. Indolence everywhere. All the Kalis are adopted to indolent inflammations and ulcers.

Worse: Morning. 2 AM and 4 PM, Periodically. Hot weather. Dampness. After beer. In fat subjects. After coition. From touch.

Better: After a short nap. After eating. Evening. In open air. Motion, especially of affected parts.

Skin.– Brown spots on. Measle – like rash Hard pimples. Deep ulcers, Having a punched – out appearance and penetrating to the bone, with overhanging edges and a dark center, painful in cold weather, leaving depressed white cicatrices, with adherent secretions.

Sleep.– Incessant, distressing yawning, with overpowering sleepiness, with gastric symptoms. Symptoms on falling to sleep. Nightmare, with arrested breathing. Unrefreshing. Worse after.

Fever.– Surface of body cold. shivering coldness starting in extremities, with constriction in pericranium. Heat: Glowing mostly on face, with internal chilliness, dry mouth and lips, and cold arms and hands, must moisten lips. Sweat: Cold on forehead, clammy.

Relationship.– Allied Remedies: Ars., Bro., Caust., Cinnab., Cocc-c., Ferr., Hepp., Hydras., Graph., Iris-v., Kali-c., Lach., mar., Osm., Merc., Mez., Nit-c., Phyt., PULS., Sep., Sil., Spo., Staph., Sul., thuj.

Complementary: Ars., Phos., Sep., Psor.

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