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Alumina - General symptoms - Kent Lectures

Oxide of Aluminum, Argilla, Aluminium Oxydatum, Aluminum Alum.

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HPUS indication of Alumina: Constipation

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Alumina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Alumen Alumen and Alumina Alumina comes in very nicely after Alumen Alumen, which has much Alumina in its nature and depends largely upon Alumina, which is its base, for its way of working.

It occurs to me to throw out a little hint. When you have a good substantial proving of an oxide or a carbonate, and the mental symptoms are well brought out, you can use these, in a measure in a presumptive way, in prescribing another salt, with the same base, which has a few mental symptoms in its proving.

For instance, you have a group of symptoms decidedly relating to Alumen Alumen

The mental symptoms of Alumen Alumen, however, have not been brought out to any extent, but still you have the mental symptoms of the base of Alumen Alumen, which is the oxide, so that if the patient has the mental symptoms of Alumina and the physical symptoms of Alumen Alumen, you can rationally presume that Alumen Alumen will cure because of the Aluminum in each.

There is a state of weakness of the muscles supplied by these nerves.

weakness over the whole body. There is difficulty in swallowing, a paralytic condition of the oesophagus.

difficulty in raising or moving the arms.

paralysis of one side of the body, or paralysis of the muscles of the lower extremities, or of the bladder and rectum.

The paralytic state begins as a sort of a semi - paralysis, for a long time merely an inactivity, which grows at length into a complete paralytic condition. Everything is slowed down.

The conductivity of the nerves is impaired so that a prick of a pin upon the extremities is not felt until a second or so afterwards. All of his senses are impaired in this way until it really means a benumbing of the consciousness and appears to be a kind of stupefaction of his intellect, a mental sluggishness. Impressions reach his mind with a marked degree of slowness.

You will see that Alumina corresponds to a constitution that may be called psoric-old, broken-down, feeble constitutions, scrofulous constitutions, such as are inclined to tubercles and catarrhal affections.

The catarrhal tendency of Alumina is marked. Catarrhs are found wherever mucous membranes exist. Alumina affects the skin and mucous membrane extensively, i. e., the external and internal skin, the surfaces of the body.

Its greatest usefulness is as a remedy for taking cold.

In this respect it is like Silicea Sil., Graphites Graph. and Sulphur Sulfur It effects tissue changes, and it does this slowly, for it is a slow-acting medicine.

While the patient himself with these deep seated psoric affections feels better generally after the remedy, it will be months before his symptoms go away.

He may say "I feel better, but my symptoms all appear to be here. I can eat better and sleep better."

Then it would be unwise to change the remedy. You need not expect to get immediate relief of the catarrhs and pains in the back and other symptoms for which you gave Alumina.

You may be satisfied if you get the results after many weeks. You will find the same thing in the paralytic weakness produced by Plumbum Metallicum Plumbum.

Vomiting of food, mucus or bile. Nausea, vertigo, heartburn, much flatulence. Vomits mucus and water. Stomach is distended with gas. The liver is full. of suffering. Both hypochondria are full of misery, but especially the right.

The remedy, Alumina, has cured many of these old cases. Threatening chronic catarrh. The mucous membrane everywhere is in a congested state and is weak.