QUARTERLY HOMOEPATHIC DIGEST Year 2004, Vol.XXI
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The loss of voice, which is painless, still exists as
mentioned above. But this is combined with a
remarkable and excessive fatigue caused by
speaking, so that she is obligated to rest
“For the rest, I found the patient well
nourished, of blooming complexion, complaining
little, and not the least anxious about her condition.
She was greatly inclined even to consider her
disease far from dangerous or any consequence.
Appetite and digestion good. Stool somewhat hard
and sluggish. Menses return at the usual time, but
rather profusely. Condition less favorable in the
evening than in the morning.”
: Aluminium met. 200 was given
diluted in water three times a day for two days.
: Marked improvement.
: Aluminium met. 200 for two days.
: Same again. “The improvement
continued its regular progress. The patient is
certainly about all day and goes about the whole
house in the clear daylight. Even ascending the
steps was not particularly difficult. Only with
closed eyes she cannot yet walk straight, but still
turns to the left; nor can she walk in the dark
without leaning on something.”
: Again Aluminium met. 200 as
before. “The lower extremities are getting on well,
but there is still loss of voice in the evening with
difficulty and very fatiguing speech.”
During the next month Natrum mur. 200 and
Causticum 200 were given with minimal reaction.
: Aluminium met. 200. “The last
remaining symptoms of the disease now
disappeared almost entirely, and even the voice
again became clear and unimpeded, as in former
days. Only on account of a rarely occurring
crawling, especially towards evening, together with
a kind of transient loss of sensation in the soles…”
gave a dose of Aluminium met. 200,
April dose of Pulsatilla 200, and on the 7
May a dose of Sulphur 200 whereupon the last trace
of the disease disappeared entirely, and nothing of
the kind occurred again.”
(BOENNINGHAUSEN, C.F. Allgemeine
Homöopathie Zeitung, Vol.57, translated by T.F.
ALLEN, North American Journal of
Homœopathy Vol.8, 1882 p.295. [See Lesser
Writings of Boenninghausen translated by Prof.
2. “G., aged forty, has had catarrh many years.
After getting awake in the morning, he has to hawk
for some time before he can dislodge a quantity of
thick, tenacious mucus. Feels better when he gets
out in the open air. Bowels rather constipated most
of the time. Alumina 200 cured in a short time”
3. “Spasmodic constriction of the throat, which
interferes with swallowing; feels the food the whole
length of the esophagus. She was obliged to have
the food liquid or semi-solid. Alumina 200 cured”
4. “Sept. 22
, Mary E. age 10. Had Measles six
years ago, followed by lung fever, through which
she passed without treatment. Since then, has
rattling, asthmatic breathing, always aggravated by
coughing, and every morning a long attack of dry
cough, which ends at last with difficult raising of a
little white mucous. Arsenicum did no good. On
prescribed Alumina 200, two doses.
Much improvement which
continued, and months afterwards there have been
no return of asthmatic breathing, no paroxysms or
morning cough.” (C. WESSELHOEFT)
5. “Sept. 26. Mr.S.W. age 37, of very spare habit,
dark complexion, very active, animated but amiable
disposition, teacher of singing, and has to exert his
voice much every day, has “constitutional cough”
for more than three years. Had lung fever three
years ago, and another attack a year ago; had to
work while he was sick. Since three weeks his
cough afflicts him exceedingly: sudden, violent,
irresistible, paroxysm while sitting in the evening;
talking and singing makes him cough, but coughs
particularly and habitually about six in the morning.
After severe dry coughing there is a little
expectoration; coughs some in the night; shortness
of breath while walking; tension and pain across
upper part of chest; hoarseness. Appetite, stool and
sleep good. Raised blood several years ago.
Physical exploration of chest, showed great
resonance on percussion; respiratory murmurs well
marked, but mixed with considerable fine cracking
sound; vibration of walls of chest on talking;
respiration not easy; chest was fully inflated with
some difficulty. Alumina 200 two doses.”
“Oct. 8. Patient had to walk about; could not
sing much last week in hot weather; voice hollow,
and more cough in the evening than hitherto.
Alumina one dose.
Oct. 15. Evening paroxysms came later each
evening and now are absent altogether; no more
cough at night. Alumina one dose.”
Oct. 29. There only remains some cough in the
morning, with difficult white expectoration; has
been much exposed to the bad weather, and worked
hard. Bryonia, Drosera and other remedies were
used subsequently, though the violence of the