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Graphites - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

Black Lead, Graphite, Graph.

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


Extremities, limbs


Jerking in the limbs, in the evening or inclination thereto, almost daily,

Frequent jerkings in hands and feet (thirtieth day),

Violent jerking in all the limbs, now in one, now in another, even in the shoulder and scrotum (after ten days),

Involuntary twitching outward in the limbs, late in the evening, with consciousness,

Stretching of the limbs, with weakness of them,

Stiffness of the limbs,

Stiffness of the shoulder and knee,

Weakness of all the limbs (after three and four days),

Great weakness of all the limbs (after twenty-four hours),

Cannot sleep the whole night, on account of uneasiness of the limbs, which she cannot keep still,


Limbs inclined to fall asleep at night, with great peevishness,

The limbs fall asleep (after twenty-four days),

The arms and legs fall asleep,

The limbs fall asleep and seem dead, while walking in the open air,

Falling asleep of the arms and legs while sitting; while walking, crawling in them, in the evening (eighth and ninth days),

Heaviness of all the limbs, with depressed mood,

Great heaviness and weakness of the limbs,

Paralyzed sensation of all the limbs,

Pain, as from weariness of the joints, when stooping and sitting down, so that he could not rise again from his seat,

Bruised pain of all the limbs,

Bruised pain in the limb and scapula upon which he lies,

Upper extremities


Jerking of the muscles of the arm,

Jerkings here and there in the arms, in the evening in bed,

Jerking of the arms frequently in succession, during the first sleep at night,


The arm falls asleep when lying upon it,

Falling asleep of the arm and hand, when sitting (after three days),

The right arm falls asleep,

Pinching pain in the left arm, with feeling of heat in it,

Drawing in the arm,


Rheumatic pain in the left shoulder,

Burning in the shoulder-joint (after fourteen days),

Sticking in the shoulder and elbow-joints, even while at rest, worse at night,

Violent sticking in the left shoulder, so that it takes away his breath, lasting three days (after three days),

A burning stitch frequently in the left shoulder,

Tearing in the left shoulder-joint, on moving the arm,

Violent tearing in the right shoulder, at night, removed by external warmth,

Pain in the axillae for two days (after twenty-six days),

Pinching and sticking in the right axilla (after twelve days),


Sudden burning in a small spot on the right upper arm, together with a cold sensation (after ten days),

Sticking, two or three stitches, in the upper and forearm and in the hand,

Feeling of soreness in the upper arm (after seven days),

Right upper arm sore, tender and swollen,


Muscular twitches at the elbow-joint,

Pain in the bend of the elbow, so that he was unable to stretch out the arm,

Pain in the bend of the elbow, as if too short, on stretching out the arm,

Drawing in the elbow-joint during rest, with tearing in it on raising the arm, with sensation as if cold water were running through the bones,

Sharp cutting drawing in the right elbow-joint, whereby the arm felt for a moment paralyzed and useless,

Paralytic pressure in the left elbow-joint and forearm, after the midday nap,

The condyles on the elbow are painful to touch,


Burning pain like fire in the right forearm, upon which he was lying at night, with a sensation of falling asleep in the elbow,

Sudden burning in a small spot on the forearm,

Drawing spasmodic tension of a muscle of the forearm,

Gnawing pain in the bones of the right forearm,

Violent tearing in the left forearm near the wrist,


Violent dull sticking through the right wrist,


Wasting of the hands,

Numbness and a sensation as though the hand were asleep, after using it much, lasting several hours,

The hand falls asleep while sitting (third day),

The right hand falls asleep (nineteenth day),

Sticking-burning pain in the palm of the left hand, which soon passes to the thumb, in the evening in bed,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the right wrist,

Tearing in the hands like rheumatism (after twenty-four hours),

Pain, as from a blow, on the back of the left hand, worse when pressing upon it,


Swelling and stiffness of the middle joint of the middle finger, for several days,

The finger nails become thick,

The fingers at times cross one another by a kind of involuntary spasm, without pain, but when she strikes them they again separate,

After grasping anything the fingers still remain stiff and bent for some time,

Spasmodic contractions of the fingers,

Spasmodic contraction of the left index finger,

Feeling as though the thumbs would be dawn inward, when holding something in the hand,

Sticking and ulcerative pain in the tips of the fingers of the right hand,

A stitch in the ball of the thumb,

Violent stitches in the tip of the right thumb beneath the nail, Tearing in the hand, in the bone of the first phalanx of the thumb,

Violent tearing in the right hand,

Rheumatic pressive tearing in the first joint of the right thumb, more during rest than motion,

Crawling and numb sensation in the tip of the index finger,


Lower extremities

Great uneasiness in one limb, in the evening; could not keep it still a minute,

Heaviness of the limbs,

Legs and feet unusually heavy; they swell much; she thought her feet must burst; ankles and feet much puffed, looking as if she had walked many miles,

Great heaviness of the legs (after four days),

Great heaviness of the right limb, so that she could scarcely raise it,

Rheumatic pain in the leg,

Cramplike pain and feeling of heat here and there in the leg,

Drawing in the legs from below upward,

Drawing and tearing pains began at times in a limb on which an ulcer was entirely healed, especially in the open air,

Rheumatic tearing in both legs and in the left hip,

The limb upon which there was an ulcer began to pain violently on touch or slight motion, as if the bone were crushed, even at a distance from the ulcer,


Sticking in the left hip (after three days),

Rheumatic tearing in the hips,


Much weariness of the thighs, she could scarcely walk (after five days),

Stiffness of the right thigh while walking, with a feeling as if he were bound about the knee,

Numbness and a feeling of heat in the thighs, especially after sitting,

Drawing pain in the thighs, as if in the bones,

Jerking-drawing pain in the thigh towards the groin, especially on rising from sitting,

In part sticking, in part burning in the thigh, at night, in bed, disturbing sleep,

Stitches in various places in the thighs and legs,

Tearing in the posterior portion of the thigh, in the morning,

Tearing now in the right, now in the left thigh, extending into the hip, from afternoon till evening,

Soreness between the thighs, near the pudenda, during menstruation (after twenty-eight days),

Soreness high up between the thighs, during and after walking (after ten days),

Painful soreness between the upper part of the thighs near the genitals,

Smarting soreness between the nates,

Bruised pain in the middle of the thighs,

Bruised pain in the thigh bones,

Jerking sensation in the muscles of the thigh,


Weakness and heaviness in the left knee,

Painful stiffness of the knees, when bending them,

Numbness of the knee, which awoke him at night,

Pain, as if fatigued, especially in the knee-joints, when stooping and sitting down, so that she could not rise again from her seat,

Pain in the hollows of the knees, as if too short, with tension in the tendo Achillis, so that she could not step upon it,

Feeling of stiffness in the hollows of the knees, while sitting, as if they were held tightly with the hand,

Tension in the hollows of the knees, so that he could not stretch out the leg, the whole day (after thirteen days),

Drawing pain in the knees,

Drawing and jerking in the left knee,

Pain as if sprained in the left knee-joint, while walking,

Severe knifelike cuttings in the swelling above the knee,

Sticking in the left knee,

Stitches in the patella,

Bruised pain in the knees, in the morning, in bed, which disappears after rising,

Bruised pain in the knees, at night,


Swelling of the leg, even while lying in bed,

Hard swelling of the leg, with sticking pain (after thirteen days),

Jerking in the calves,

Jerking in all the muscles of the left calf,

Numb sensation in the bones of the right leg, though without pain,

Pain in the tibiae, as if broken and bruised,

During menstruation, pain in the varices,

Violent sticking-burning pain on the leg, in a small place above the malleolus, so that she could not step upon it, but was obliged to raise the leg high up, for, on allowing it to hang down, the blood settled into it with burning and sticking,

Tension in the leg, when walking, with pain as if bruised,

Tension and tightness of the leg where there were some swollen veins, together with stitching in them,

Cramp in the calves, the whole day,

Cramp in the calves, in the morning, in bed,

Cramp in the calves at night (thirty-seventh day),

Cramp in the calves, from carrying anything, with trembling of the limbs,

Very painful cramp in the calf at the commencement of coition, making coition impossible,

Drawing in the tibia,

Drawing pain in the tendo Achillis (after eight days),

Cramplike drawing in the leg, extending from the toes, which are drawn inward, up to the knees,

Cramplike drawing in the varices, on stretching out the leg,

Spasmodic drawing in the calves, on rising,

Spasmodic drawing in the calves, at night, on stretching them,

Pain in the calf, as if strained by jumping,

Sticking in the calves when drawing on the boots,

Sticking pain in the swollen varices and leg,

Sticking and tension in the varices,

Stitches in the right leg when blowing the nose,

Tearing in the tibiae,

Pain in the tibiae, as if he had bruised them,

Throbbing in the outer side of calf for four days in succession, every hour, and always lasting about fifteen minutes,

Crawling of the legs, as if they would fall asleep,


Stiffness of the ankles,

Pain about the malleoli (after five days),

A pressing constriction in the ankle,

Excessive pain as if broken in the malleoli of the right foot, with a stitch on every step, extending to the great toe, so that he was obliged to hold himself in order to avoid falling, especially during the first hours in the morning after rising,

Gnawing pain in the ankle bones and heels,

Pressive pain in the right malleolus,

Pain as from a sprain in the left ankle, while walking in the open air, disappearing in the room,

The malleoli are painful to touch,


Swelling of the injured foot,

Blood shoots into the diseased foot while standing,

During menstruation, swelling of the feet and painless swelling of the cheeks,

Great stiffness, pressure, and sticking in a sore foot, after eating (after five days),

Falling asleep of the left foot, in the evening while sitting,

Heaviness and weariness of the feet, while the other parts of the body are free (after six days),

Burning of the feet for several days,

Tearing in both borders of the foot,

Rheumatic tearing in the feet and toes,

Numbness and increased coldness of the back of the foot, while walking in the open air (in June),

Violent tearing on the back of the foot,

Violent jerking in the soles of the feet (after twenty-four days),

Burning of the soles of the feet, worse while walking,

Burning of the sole of the left foot,

Pressure in the soles of the feet, beneath the balls of the toes, so that he limped,

Tearing in the sole of the right foot, with tickling,

Tearing in the ball of the foot, while walking,

Ulcerating pain in the soles of the feet,

Burning of the heels, with crawling, especially in the morning in bed,

Pressure and sticking in the heels (after six days),

Sticking in the heels, very severe, making him start up, even while sitting,

Tearing in the heels,

Pain in the heels, as if suppurating,


Swelling of the toes and balls of the toes,

The toes become drawn inward (third day),

Constriction of the ball of the great toe, as with iron pincers,

Violent pressive pain in the right great toe,

Violent stitch in left great toe, while sitting,

Tearing in the left great toe, so that he could scarcely endure it (first day),

Tearing in the little toe, as if it would be drawn towards the side, frequently,

Goutlike tearing in the toes,

Soreness between the toes, with violent itching, for many days,

Pressive burning pain in a corn,

Sore pain in a corn, almost without external pressure (second day),

Unusual painfulness of the corns, on walking (thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh days),

Pain in the nail of the great toe,


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