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Palladium - General symptoms - Clarke

Palladium metallicum, Pallad, Pall.

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



Palladium. Titanium Metallicum The Metal. Pd. (A. W. 106.5). Trituration.

Constipation. Egotism. Eyelids, margins, blisters on. Headache. Hysteria. Leucorrhoea. Ovaries, affections of. Sciatica. Sexual power, diminished. Uterus, affections of; prolapse of. Warts.

Palladium, one of the rare metals, was first separated from native Platinum by Wollaston in 1803, and Was named after the planet Pallas, which had been discovered just before that time by Olbers.

Hering, who made the first provings in 1850, says "If we classify the Sulphides according to their solubility in dilute acids, Pallad. must be placed with Argentum, Rhodium Metallicum Rhodium, Ruthenium, and Osmium Osmium, and Platinum Metallicum Platina remains with the less soluble Merc Viv Mercury, Aurum, and Iridium. Platinum and Palladium, both proved in dust form, showed such similarity in their effects that the question arose whether corresponding differences might be found.

These data can only be furnished by frequent use of Pallad. in practice." Clinical experience has done much to distinguish between these two remedies, related as closely in their effects on the human organism as they are closely related in nature.

The chief characteristic of Pallad. is affections of the right ovary attended with pains which are amel. by pressure.

Skinner cured with Pallad. a young lady who had excessive pain in the right ovary during the menses.

The only relief she could get was by inducing her sister to sit on that region.

Palladium amel. by pressure distinguishes the pain of Pallad. from the similar ovarian pain of Platinum Metallicum Plat.

Lippe was the first to turn the provings to account, and the mental symptoms provided his best guides.

The chief characteristic of Pallad. in the mental sphere is "Love of approbation," which lays its victim an easy prey to slights real or imaginary, and easily gives place to a state of "wounded pride and fancied neglect"; irritability which often finds vent in violent expressions.

Such a patient is amel. in society, and agg. after the party or entertainment.

Palladium state of mind (which differs from the hauteur of Platinum Metallicum Plat.), when found associated with uterine and ovarian disorders, will surely indicate Pallad.

There is much uterine bearing down, and even prolapse.

Many head symptoms were noted, and this has been confirmed "Headache across top of head from one ear to the other." According to Hering the pains of Pallad. are fleeting and transient and hard to describe.

Peculiar symptoms are As if he had grown taller.

As if something horrible would happen.

As if she were going crazy.

As if she could not touch anything.

As if head were swung from behind forward.

As if brain were being shaken.

As if a weight were lying on brain, and were pushed from occiput to forehead.

Pressure on head as from finger-tips.

As if something hanging in throat near hyoid bone, or a crumb had lodged there.

Crawling in abdomen. As if intestines strangulated.

As if air-bubbles pressed forcibly through intestines and passed upward.

As if an animal were snapping and biting off small portions inside abdomen.

As if testicles were bruised.

As if parts of groins would tear.

As if viscera had gone from flanks.

As if bladder was filled.

As if uterus would prolapse.

As if neck becoming stiff.

As if hand shattered. As if heads of femurs were forced out of their sockets and expanded.

The symptoms are amel.

By touch (headache). amel.

By pressure (pains in kidney and ovary). amel.

By rubbing (pain in ovary; burning spot on right cheek bone).

Warmth amel. sciatica; colic (hot cloths).

Undressing = itching all over body.

Cold agg. sciatica. Open air amel. stitches in chest; lameness in arm.

Rest amel. Motion agg.

Lying on left side amel. abdominal symptoms.

Walking amel. stitches in chest.

Every step = pain in groin.

Keeping thigh flexed amel. pain in groin. agg.

After exertion. agg. After social excitement, concerts, &c. amel.

After sleep. Expiration = pushing forward of weight in head.

Cutting pains in uterus are amel. after stool.

Coughing and sneezing agg. pain in abdomen.

Menses come on at full moon (two weeks late, being due at new moon).

Violent colic in abdomen, more on the r. side.

growing agg. under continuous eructations.

can only endure the pain when lying on l. side.

agg. from sneezing, coughing, and urinating, and in afternoon.

returning next day in afternoon, with cold hands and feet, continuous chilliness, and passing of urine like blood mixed with water.

after going to bed cramps in legs, which prevent her from moving in bed.

amel. by external heat (hot cloths).