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Colocynthis - Back And Neck symptoms - Hahnemann

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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



Severe, drawing pain from the right side of the neck, extending down over the scapula, as if the nerves were forcibly opened out and jerked, or as if bruised.

Stiffness of the left side of the neck, painful when moved.

Severe, strongly drawing pain in the left cervical muscles, worse when moving.


Pain in the back, above the hips, with nausea and chill.

Tensive lancinating pain in the right loin, only perceived during inspiration, and most severe while lying on the back.

Tensive lancinating pain between the scapulae, chiefly when walking, so that for a time he had to walk bending forward.

Obtuse stitch under the right scapula, while inspiring.

Pressive pain as from a bruise in the lower part of the back, with severe pressure in the scrobiculus cordis, the same in rest and in motion.

Drawing pain, internally in the region of the right scapula, as if the nerves and vessels were stretched.

Pain of soreness in the left scapula, when at rest.

In the left sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle, a drawing pain, like a violent contraction; on moving and walking it draws toward the back part and goes off entirely.

In the nape, a painful drawing, even when at rest, soon after, stiffness of the nape, painful, per se, and still more painful on moving the head.

In the nape, toward the protuberance of the occipital bone, a sensation, as if a heavily pressing load lay across it, as sensible when at rest as when moving the head.

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