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Nux Vomica - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Clarke

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina, Nux-v.

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


Upper extremities

Rheumatic pains, with sensation of weakness in shoulders and arms.

Soreness in shoulder-joint.

Drawing in the arms, extending from the shoulder to the fingers, with sensation as if the arm were asleep; loss of motion of the arm, esp. at night.

Sluggishness, heaviness, weariness, and feebleness of arms.

Paralysis of arm, with insensibility, and sensation as of ebullition of blood (as if the blood would start out of the veins).

Pulling in arms, with sensation of torpor and immobility, agg. at night.

Itching miliary eruption on arms.

Swelling of muscles of forearms, with pain as if they had been burned.

Numbness and torpor of forearms in morning.

Wrenching pain in wrists.

Paralytic weakness of hand.

Tendency of hands and fingers to be benumbed.

Cold, sweaty hands, with cold nose.

Hands cold and chilly.

Profuse, and sometimes cold, sweat on palms.

Heat in palms.

Swelling of veins in arms and hands.

Pale swelling of hands and fingers.

Cramp-like contraction of hands and fingers, with pain, as if tendons were too short, principally during the shiverings, or after midnight.

Hot and painful swelling of thumb, which becomes an abscess at the joint.

Redness and burning itching in fingers, as with chilblains.

Lower extremities

Pimples, with gnawing itching on buttocks.

Shootings, wrenching pain, and jerking in coxo-femoral joint.

Sharp and shooting pains in thighs, with torpor and paralytic weakness, agg. by movement and touch.

Pain in thighs as if broken.

Miliaria, with burning itching, and furunculi on thighs and knees.

Coldness or sweating of thighs at night.

Great heaviness, tottering, weakness, and tottering of legs, with yielding of knees, and inability to walk or stand alone.

A child falls easily when walking.

Rigidity and tension in hams, as if tendons too short, principally on rising from a seat.

Sensation of dryness in knee-joint, with cracking on moving it.

Painful swelling of knee, with gouty nodosities.

Tendency of (lower) legs to become numb and dead.

Paralysis, coldness, and insensibility of legs.

Tensive pain and cramps in calves, agg. at night, or in evening, or after midnight, or in morning in bed.

Sensation of paralysis of legs, with sensation of a painful stripe down on inside of thigh.

Cramps in feet and toes.

Red swelling of leg, with black, painful spots.

Facility of dislocation of instep.

Swelling in back of feet.

Feet readily become numb (dead).

When he walks he drags the feet; he cannot lift them up.

Contraction of toes.

Burning itching in toes, as from chilblains.

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