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Throbbing sensation with pain and sensation of tightness is a pulsative pain.

  • Nervous pain, generally intermitts or remitts.
  • Spasmodic pain is mitigated by pressure or by friction and application of warmth.
  • Inflammatory pain is constant, attended by quickening pulse and heat, and is increased by movement of the affected part or pressure.
  • Pain sometimes occurs in a part distant from the seat of the disease. In inflammation of the liver we may have pain in the right shoulder.
  • Inflammation of hip joint may give rise to pain in the knee joint.
  • Stone in the bladder is accompanied by pain in the penis of the male and mouth of the urethra of the female.
  • Inflammation of neck of bladder may cause pain in head of penis of the male and mouth of urethra of the female.
  • Disease of heart may give rise to pain shooting down left arm.
  • Pain in ear (earache) may call for chamomille, piper methysticum, pulsatilla, plantago major, cimicifuga. If acute, gelsemium, echinacea, bryonia, jaborandi.
  • Cardiac pain calls for amyl nitrite if from angina pectoris; cardiac rheumatism, macrotys, manaca, caulophyllum, jaborandi, crataegus, salicylates, etc.
  • Cardiac neuralgia, magnesium phos. 2x.
  • Cerebral pain, full and throbbing calls for amyl nitrite.
  • Pain in testes, if rheumatic, macrotys. If sexual origin pulsatilla in small doses.
  • Ovarian pains call for macrotys, tiger lily, hamamelis, ustilago, etc.
  • Rectal pain, sharp and cutting, aesculus hip., marked sense of local fullness and weight, hamamelis. Collinsonia when pain is associated with pain in hypogastric region.
  • Pain of Belladonna: Pain in head, heavy, tense and sleepy. Congestive pain. Relieved by pressure.
  • Pain of Bryonia: Shooting pains that are aggravated by movement it is the remedy. Sharp or dull, but always has a sense of oppression as if parts could not perform their duty.
  • Pain of Caulophyllum: Rheumatic pains in feet and hands and tip of toes and fingers.
  • Pain of Chelidonium: Dull, heavy, tensive, with occasional twinges as if parts were torn; situated in the hypochondriac or epigastric region.
  • Pain of Gelsemium: Sharp and restless. Exalted sensibility and arterial throbbing. In some cases patient dreads movement of head. The pulsation of the arteries is distinct and painful. Such pains anywhere mean, as a rule, gelsemium.
  • Pain of Lobelia: Anguish, the undescribable pain as if life were driven forcibly from parts or part. Agonizing pains.
  • Pain of Macrotys: Feels as if dependent upon tension, paroxysmal; a continued succession of tensive pains remittent, tensive pain; waves of pain (not throbbing).
  • Pain of Matricaria: Pain in amenorrhea. Sense of weight and heaviness in uterus, with bloating of bowels. Pain sometimes resembling labor pains.
  • Pain of Nux Vomica: Pain in the right hypochondriac region, pointing or radiating towards the umbilicus. Contra-indicated in irritation or inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Pain of Podophyllum: Pain deep in the ischiatic notches.
  • Pain of Pulsatilla: Short, limited in location, despondent.
  • Pain of Rhus Tox: Pain with burning in any part of the body, especially of the frontal regions and orbits with burning.
  • Pain of Stramonium: Constrictive pain and, if involving the muscular structure, is attended with persistent contraction; of the outlets of the body is expulsive.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.

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