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Alumina - Modalities Etc

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

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



(Towards noon), Oppression in the stomach.

(Noon), Hiccough.

(Towards evening), Stitches in front, etc., of head; trembling of left eye; tearing, etc., in ears; oppression in stomach; colic-like pinching, etc., in abdomen; protrusion of hernia; sick at stomach, etc.; itching of the tetters; chills over whole body; heat in the whole body, etc.

(Before midnight), Cannot fall asleep; uneasiness during sleep.

(Midnight), Pinching, etc., in abdomen.

(After midnight), Uneasy sleep; jerking, etc.; toothache.

(Towards morning), Deep sleep; waked with a deadly anguish; anxious dreams.

(Every other day), Chills over whole body.

(4 A.M.), Nausea; chilliness of whole body, etc.

(4 or 5 A.M.), Anxiety about heart.

(8.30 A.M.), Sensation as if right side of head were pressed toward the other.

(9 A.M.), Fine stitches in left mamma.

(1 P.M.), Peevish, etc.; beating, etc., inside of head.

(2 P.M.), Pain as if head were screwed together.

(4 P.M.), Heaviness of head, etc.; vertigo, etc.

(4 to 6 P.M.), Cold creeps, etc.

(4 to 11 P.M.), Cutting, etc., in whole abdomen, etc.

(5 P.M.), Violent chilliness.

(7 P.M.), Feeling of uneasiness in legs.

(7 to 8 P.M.), Chilliness.

(9 P.M.), Gnawing in molar tooth, etc.

(10.30 P.M.), Tearing, pressing from forehead, etc.

(Open air), Burning, etc., pain in forehead; lachrymation; dim sightedness; cutting toothache; chilly.

(After standing in open air), Itching of the toes.

(Walking in open air), Headache; tearings, etc., in urethra; leucorrhoea; dry cough; great exhaustion of strength, etc.

(Eating apples), Bitter taste.

(In bed), Heat, etc.

(Going to bed), Pain in head, etc.

(Bending head forward), Violent pain in chest.

(Bending knee), Pain in patella.

(Sitting bent), Cutting pains across abdomen; oppression at the chest; sense of constriction around chest.

(Blowing nose), Stars sparkle before eyes; something obstructs the ear; momentary pressure on the perineum.

(During breakfast), Pinching below navel, etc.

(Breathing), Whistling in the air-passages, etc.; heat in the forepart of chest; boring pain in chest; stitches in chest; pain all along the back, etc.; stitches in left hip.

(During chills), Frequent nausea.

(After clearing throat), Head feels very sore.

(At commencement of coition), Violent pressure in perineum.

(During coition), Pressure in the perineum.

(After every cold), Pinching in the abdomen.

(Going into cold air), Pinching in the abdomen.

(Chewing), Crackling of the tympanum; painful tension in articulation of jaws; violent toothache; teeth painful.

(Closing eyes), Bright before eyes.

(Coughing), Tearing in upper arm.

(During and after cough), Pressure on chest; paralytic pain through arm.

(Dancing), Drawing in muscles over left groin.

(After drinking water), Heartburn.

(Eating), Stitches in front and back of head; hiccough; eructations, etc.; oppression at stomach; loud grumbling in abdomen; pressure, etc., in abdomen; pressive pain in left side of abdomen.

(After an emission), Reappearance and aggravation of all the previous symptoms.

(Sitting erect), Heaviness of head.

(During violent effort), Pain on left side of sternum, etc.

(After eructations), Scraping in throat; inclination to vomit.

(Before evacuation), Tenesmus; colic.

(During evacuation), Bearing down, etc.; rectum seems dried up, etc.; dropping of blood; chills over whole body.

(After evacuation), Ineffectual desire for stool; throbbing in small of back.

(After difficult evacuation), Pricking in anus; sense of excoriation in anus.

(Active exercise), Hard pressure on both sides of chest; stitches in both sides of chest.

(Physical exertion), Tearing pain in sides of abdomen; heat runs over whole body, etc.

(Laying one foot across the other), Cramps of the calves.

(Friction), Itching in both ears; itching around finger-joints; itching on right fingers; sweat of the perineum.

(Becoming heated), Itching of whorl body.

(Inspiration), Stitch from abdomen to chest; stitches from loin to chest.

(During bodily labor), Cramplike sensation in leg and arm, etc.

(Leaning on part), Pain above point of elbow.

(In lighted room), In evening, gauze seems before eyes.

(After long looking), Eyes become weak.

(Looking down), Trembling of left eye; tearing in right upper eyelid; upper lid feels longer, etc.

(Looking up), Burning in eyes.

(Lying), Tearing in legs, etc.; uneasiness; lassitude.

(Lying on back), Pressure on chest, etc.

(Before menses), Flow of mucus from vagina, etc.; violent headache; pain in abdomen; uneasy sleep, etc.

(During menses), Bloated abdomen, etc.; pinching in abdomen, etc.; frequent urination.

(After menses), Painless leucorrhoea; acrid leucorrhoea.

(After a meal), Oppression of chest, etc.; pinching in abdomen; pain in middle of chest, etc.; orgasm of blood, etc.

(After eating milk soup), Sourish taste in throat.

(Motion), Tearing, jerking in small of back; middle fingers painful; cold shiverings, etc.; sweat.

(Moving head), Nape of neck painful.

(Moving or turning body), Soreness in the interior of chest.

(Moving about), Burning while urinating.

(Moving hand along penis), Drawing pain, etc.

(Moving tongue), Drawing, etc., pain in right side of throat.

(During afternoon nap), Sticking pain in right leg, etc.; jerk through head and limbs, etc.

(Opening eyes), Head feels giddy; eyes burn.

(Opening mouth), Painful tension in articulation of jaws.

(Potatoes), Appear to aggravate or renew the symptoms; bitter eructations, etc.

(Pressure), Pain in the patella; itching, etc., of great toes.

(Reaching high), Tension of the abdominal muscles.

(Raising arm), Pain in shoulder-joint.

(Reading), Pressure in right eye.

(Rest), Drawing in lower arm; drawing in tendo Achillis.

(Rising), Pain in perineum; stitches in right side of abdomen; cramp in the calves.

(In room), After walking in open air, stinging pain in ulcer of sole of foot.

(Scratching), The skin pains; itching in fold between nates and thighs; itching on the right fingers; burning, etc., of the thighs; itching of the toes.

(Setting teeth together), Toothache.

(Sitting), Most symptoms appear to come on; vertigo; pain under ribs; pain in side of abdomen; pain in perineum; leucorrhoea; pinching in upper part of chest; fingers, etc., go to sleep; nates go to sleep; tearing in legs, etc.; stitches in left knee; uneasiness; sensation as after being violently heated.

(Going to sleep), Stitches in the forehead.

(Sneezing), Tearing in upper arm.

(Standing), Pain as if the head were being screwed together; burning, etc., pain in forehead; nausea; stitches in right hypochondriac region; pressure in umbilical region, etc.; pain in perineum; legs feel bruised.

(At every step), Stitches through the head.

(Trying to step upon foot), Stitches in right malleolus, etc.

(Stepping upon foot), Numbness of foot; stinging pain of ulcer in sole; pain in the sole.

(Stepping upon toes), Cramps of the calves.

(Stooping), Heaviness of the head; vertigo; surging in head; external pinching, etc., on the head; sensation a if head would fall forward; stitches in the side of the head; liver sensitive, etc.; chest felt constricted; stitch from abdomen to chest; pain in region of both kidneys; pain in the loins.

(After breakfast soup), Ranching eructations.

(After supper), Empty eructations; frequent eructations, etc.; nausea, etc.; violent nausea, etc.; heartburn; sense of distension in abdomen; formication in both calves.

(Swallowing), Cracking in ears; drawing pain in one side of throat, etc.; sore throat; stitches in throat, etc.; pressive pain in left tonsil; squeezing from the oesophagus, etc.; pressive pain in oesophagus; pressive pain in middle of chest.

(Empty swallowing), Aching sore throat; stinging in the throat.

(Talking), Stitches in sternum, etc.; great fatigue.

(Turning), Pain in kidney region.

(Touch), Pain as if scalp were sore; pain in small of back, etc.; pain in bones of dorsum of foot.

(Urination), Cutting in forepart of urethra; burning-like pain in urethra.

(After urinating), Urethra becomes hot.

(After waking), Mouth dry, etc.; palpitation of heart; pain in right leg.

(Walking fast), Drawing in muscles over left groin; cutting, etc., in chest.

(Walking upstairs), Pulsative headache; pinching, etc., in the groins, etc.; pain in bend of knee.

(After warm drinks), Internal cold, etc.

(Feet becoming warm by walking), Itching of the toes and feet.

(Writing), Pressure in right eye; orgasm of blood, etc.

from eating potatoes. It has indigestion, diarrhea, great flatulence, aggravation of the cough from eating potatoes.


WORSE, periodically; in afternoon; from potatoes. WORSE, in morning on awakening; warm room.


Foods Artificial



Dry weather

Early on awaking


After menses

Modalities Most of the symptoms are worse on rising in the morning.

In the morning as I have mentioned it, the urine is slower to pass than after, he has moved about and warmed up a little. His limbs are stiffer in the morning and in the morning he has to whip up his mental state. He wakes up confused and wonders where he is.

You will see that in children especially-they wake up in the morning in a bewildered state, such as you will find in Alumina, Aesculus Glabra Aesculus, Lycopodium Lycopod.

Alumina This medicine is one of the few that have been found to be aggravated from starch, especially the starch of potatoes.

It has also aggravation from salt, wine, vinegar, pepper and from spirituous drinks.

Alumina is a spinal remedy and aggravation from spirituous drinks is in keeping with some other spinal remedies.

You find it in Zincum Metallicum Zincum. The Zincum Metallicum Zincum patient cannot drink wine, for all of his complaints are aggravated by it.

Alumina medicine is so sensitive and so easily overcome by a small amount of liquor that he is obliged to abandon it. He is not only intoxicated by it, but it aggravates his complaints.


(Morning), On rising, pain in head, etc.

(Forenoon), Great number of symptoms disappear; throat symptoms.

(Afternoon), Pain in kidneys.

(Evening), In open air, the symptoms appear to be relieved; tearing in forehead.

(Night), Great number of symptoms disappear; collection of saliva in mouth.

(Every other day), Feels some better.

(Walking in open air), Hoarseness; contraction of chest; stitches in left knee.

(After breakfast), Faintlike nausea; pain from bladder to chest.

(After breakfasting on wheat bread), Nausea ceased.

(Closing eyes), Trembling of left eye.

(Chamomilla Chamomile), Pain in small of back.

(After dinner), Feels most easy.

(Becoming erect), Surging in the head; sense of contraction around chest; boring pain in chest.

(Eructation), Oppression of stomach.

(After an eructation), Tenesmus of the rectum, etc.; oppression region of stomach.

(Emission of flatulence), Sense of fulness of stomach.

(Friction), Tearing in the sides of the face; external pressure at lower part of chest; stitches in nape of neck, etc.; burning in superior angle of left scapula; burning stitches in right sole.

(Holding eye with hand), Trembling of left eye.

(Looking up), Trembling of the left eye.

(Lying down), Headache in occiput; boring in teeth of right side; pain in chest; sense of pressure on sides of chest disappears; pain in legs.

(Lying still), Sense of heat in urethra.

(Lying on side), Pressure on chest.

(Lying down the head quietly in the bed), Headache.

(Appearance of menses), Headache ceased.

(Motion), Stiffness of neck, etc.; pain in left tibia.

(Pressure), Tension in spot on right temple; tearing, etc., in the ears; pain in molar teeth; stitches in left side of neck, etc.; pain in left hip; throbbing in forehead, etc.

(During night's rest), Varix of rectum decreases.

(After rising), Jerking, etc., toothache; anxiety about the heart disappears. (After rising and walking a little), Rigidity of the hands, etc.

(In room), Dim-sightedness passes off.

(Scratching), Itching of angle of mouth, etc.; itching of scrotum; itching upon the sternum; itching upon hands, etc.; itching on and between fingers; itching disappears; skin painful.

(Sitting), Stitches in right hypochondriac region disappear; cutting, etc., in chest; sense of pressure on sides of chest; stitches on both sides of chest; weariness of legs; pain in leg; pain in right leg.

(Sitting up in bed), Gnawing in front molar tooth.

(Stretching), Gnawing in coccyx.

(Walking), Most symptoms decrease; boring pain in chest; stitches on sides of chest; staggers, etc.; tearing from knees to toes; cramp in calves; itching of toes, etc.

(Warmth), Pain in abdomen.

(Warm eating and drinking), Throat symptoms.

(Applying warm cloths), Pinching, etc., in abdomen.

(Wiping eyes), Giddiness; dim-sightedness.


BETTER, in open air; from cold washing; in evening and on alternate days. BETTER, damp weather.


Open air

Moderate Exertion


Desires and aversions

Longing for fruit and vegetables, potatoes disagree.

Aversion to meat; to beer.

Thirst all day.

Appetite for starch, chalk; clean white rags; Carbo Veg charcoal, cloves, acids, coffee or tea-grounds, dry rice, and other indigestible things.

Position etc

Better from moderate exercise in the open air.

Feels moderately well at night, but cannot lie on right side, on account of cough.

Motion of jaw 3, 33. Raising arms 32. Reaching 19. Stepping 3, 33. Walking 19, 26, 28, 33. Going up stairs 3. Going down stairs 28. Sitting 3, 19, 21, 34. Must sit down 36. Sitting stooped 26, 28. Standing 3. Stooping 2, 28. Straightening body up 28.

Morning 1, 5, 13, 16, 19, 20, 27. Afternoon 19, 28. Evening 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 33, 40. Night 5, 6, 24, 25, 28, 40. Toward morning 25. Day 5, 23, 40.

New and full moon.