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Dr Peter Darashah
In appearance the Phy
subject is usually lean with little excess fat. The face is pale
(may become flushed after food), their pupils are small and the skin
is dull and dry.
Coldness predominates with internal
shivers. Any presenting fever is mostly in the head and face while
the body and limbs are cool. There is a sore, aching, bruised
feeling all over, greatly aggravated by movement causing the patient
to groan. As a result of their chilliness and bruised feeling their
sleep is fitful and unrefreshing.
The general malaise
results in them rising in the morning feeling wretched, miserable,
weak and tired, worn out before the day starts. Sitting down makes
for a dizzy faint feeling as a result of which there is a desire to
return to bed immediately. Their mind set is pessimistic and gloomy
and is accompanied with an imminent expectation of death.
There is great indifference to everything
(except themselves). The indifference extends even to personal
delicacy and decorum as a consequence of which they may shamelessly
Loss of weight and body
Dentition is retarded with an
irresistible habit of biting the teeth together.
Laterality is mainly right
Various sensations have been observed.
The brain feels bruised. The body feels bruised. The eyes feel too
large. The eyes are full of sand. The nose feels as if it is tickled
from the inside. The tongue feels scalded. The throat feels chocked
as if by anapple core or that a red hot ball is lodged inside. The
chest feels hollow like a cask.
The remedy acts best when administered
during the wane of the moon. It is well known that certain illnesses
have their aggravations during particular phases of the moon. What
is less well appreciated is the certain remedies are more
efficacious during particular moon phases. Phy is one such
Vertigo on rising and in a sitting
position. Brain feels sore and bruised. Dull frontal pain worse on
walking and in wet stormy weather.
A dull ache in the eyeball is
aggravated by movement, bright light and reading. There is a feeling
of sand under eye lids which become stuck in the morning. Much
smarting and burning with profuse lacrymation.
Coryza associated with pain
at the root of the nose. The inside of the nostril is itchy with one
nostril blocked whilst the other discharges excoriating mucus.
Alternatively both nostril may become blocked necessitating mouth
Teething children with
irresistible desire to bite the teeth together. Teeth clenched;
lower lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down
on sternum. Tongue red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from
mouth; blisters on side. Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow
patch down center. Much stringy saliva.
One of our most valuable
remedies for sore throat. The throat becomes generally inflamed and
feels burning hot. The tonsils swell especially the right and become
very red at first and then latterly white spots appear which soon
spread and coalesce and form patches of a diphtheritic appearance.
There is a feeling of chocking fullness with a raw roughness and
a desire to cough. The patient cannot swallow anything hot. There is
much pain at the root of the tongue with extending sharp pains
running up to one (mainly the right) or both ears.
Enlarged and indurated lymph glands.
The breasts are
very hard, greatly swollen, hot, painful and very sensitive. Think
of Phyt for nursing problems especially when the act of nursing
results in radiating pain all over the body. Consider also in cases
of breast tumour, enlarged axillary glands, breast cancer, cracks
and fissures of the nipple as well as hyperlactation (oversupply of
After a meal the stomach feels as if it was
contracting with a sore bruised spot in the right hypochondria,
cutting pains in the epigastria, eructation, nausea and vomiting.
These liver symptoms are aggravated by lying on the right and
ameliorated by warm drink. Such abdominal discomfort may be
associated with cancer or gastric ulcer. There can also be burning,
griping navel colic and nightly neuralgic pains in the rectum and
anus. A constant tenesmus results in passing of only a small amount
of flatus. In aged patients there can be constipation with rectal
Feeling as if heart leaped
into throat. Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain
in right arm.
breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night. Aching pains
in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough. Rheumatism of lower
Aching pains in lumbar
region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum. Weakness and
dull pain in region of kidneys. Back stiff, especially in morning on
rising and during damp weather.
Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability
to raise arm. Rheumatic pains worse in morning. Pains fly like
electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly. Pain under
side of thighs (sciatica). Shock like pain in legs, patient dreads
to get up. Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet. Puffed and
painful ankles and feet.
Scanty, suppressed, with
pain in kidney region. Nephritis.
indurations of testicles. Shooting along perineum to
fever, alternating with chilliness and great
Dry, shrunken, pale with an
itch which is aggravated by the heat of the bed. Most useful in
early stages of cutaneous diseases. Papular and pustular eruptions,
boils, indurations, rashes, warts and moles
Effects of a wetting, when it rains, exposure to damp, night,
exposure, motion, right side.
Warmth, dry weather,
throat:- Arum-t, Kali-h, Merc-v, Rhus-t, Sang
Milk fever (Swollen breasts):-
Breast Ulcers:- Hep, Sil
pains:- Crot-t, Phel,