- Colocynthis - Contemporary - Level 3
Homeopathics - Colocynthis - Level
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Most of ther
symptoms of Coloc are developed in the abdomen and head, causing
intense neuralgias which are almost always relieved by pressure. No
remedy produces more severe colic than this one, and no remedy cures
more promptly. Often indicated in the transition season when the air
is cold, but the sun is still powerful enough to heat the blood. The
main areas of Homeopathic use include the following
Cramps, twitching and shortening
of muscles. Myalgic constrictions and contractions. Cystospasm
following operations on orifices Agonizing pain in abdomen causing
patient to bend double, isamost characteristicsumptom. Sensations of
cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting and bruised as if clamped
with iron bands are frequent.
The cutting pain in the abdomen is
agonizing causing patient to bend over double and press on the
abdomen for relief. The Coloc colic is terrible and is only bearable
by bending double, or pressing something had against the abdomen.
.Patients leans over chairs or table or bed posts to get relief.
There is a sensation as if stones were being ground together in the
abdomen and would burst. Intestines feel as bruised. The Coloc colic
with cramps in calves is frequently triggered after anger. Each
paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the
cheek, ascending from the hypogastrium. Each time food is taken a
dysentric jelly like stool with a musty odour results.
In addition females experience a boring
pain in the ovary for which she must draw up double in order to
obtain relief. Wants abdomen supported by pressure. Severe
bearing-down cramps, causing her to bend double (Op).
Bov has a bending
double cramp but is related more to after eating rather than
Cham is similar top Coloc in that both have colic from
a fit of anger or other neuralgic affections but Cham is preferable
in the colic of children when much wind distends the abdomen.
Although the child tosses about in agony they but do not double up
Mag-p should cure in situations where both Coloc and
Staph also a remedy for colicky children but Staph
patients usually exhibit a black early dental decay and sore eyes.
The Verat colic has the patient bending double but there is also
a cold sweat on the forehead and additionally relief may be obtained
Contraction of muscles: All the limbs
are drawn together. Pain in right deltoid Cramp like pain in
hip, lies on affected side with pain from hip to knee. Spontaneous
luxation of the hip-joints. Stiffness of joints and shortening of
tendons. Sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better from
pressure and heat, worse from gentle touch. Contraction of the
muscles. Pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short;
numbness with pains Pain in left knee joint.
3. Prosopalgia/ Sciatica
only cures neuralgic affections originating in the abdominal region,
but has been very efficacious in facial and sciatic neuralgia. The
pains in these localities, like those in the abdomen, are of a
decidedly crampy nature.
In sciatica, the pain of Coloc extends
from the hip down the posterior portion of the thigh (along the
sciatic nerve) into the popliteal fossa (> lying on painful side
(Bry). There is a particular cramp like pain in hip with spontaneous
luxation. Relief is obtained from the pressure of lying on the
affected side. Other symptoms include stiffness of joints,
shortening of tendons, contraction of muscles and sciatic left sided
pain of a drawing, tearing nature which is worse from gentle touch.
Ars pain is worse
between midnight and 3 am.
Mag-p has the same kind of crampy pain
but is ameliorated by heat more efficiently then Coloc..
the pains run down the outer side of the thigh
Gnaph has the pain
extending down the back of the leg but symptoms alternate with
Medica (other symptoms)
It is especially suitable
for irritable persons easily angered, and ill effects there from.
Extremely irritable. Becomes angry when questioned.
Mortification caused by offense. Anger with indignation. Disinclined
to talk, to see friends, impatient, easily offended,
copious menstruation, and of sedentary habits.
Persons with a
tendency to corpulency.
Vertigo when turning head to
Lateral cutting headache, with nausea, vomiting.
There is a frontal headache which is worse for stooping, lying
on back, and moving eyelids. The pain is better for pressure and
heat and accompanied with soreness of scalp.
Pains of a burning
digging, rending, and tearing nature.
Pains sharp and boring, better
Sensation that the eye wopuld fall out on
Violent pain in eyeballs which precede the development
Tearing, shooting, and swelling of
face; left side great soreness. Relief from pressure
with chilliness, teeth seem too long.
Frequent urging to urinate, scanty;
urine sometimes thick, fetid, viscid, jelly-like.
< evening, anger; after
> from coffee, Bending double and hard pressure.
Red Line Symptoms
1. Ill effects of anger with indignation
from mortification caused by an offence
2. Muscle constrictions, contraction,
3. Prosopalgia/ Sciatica
4. Joint stiffness and pain
5. Abdominal colic relieved by bending