Sulphur therapeutic range of actions as per Boerick Materia Medica
This is great Hahnemannian anti-psoric. Its action is centrifugal-from within outward-having an elective affinity for the skin, where it produces heat and burning, with itching; made worse by heat of bed. Inertia and relaxation of fiber; hence feebleness of tone characterizes its symptoms. Ebullitions of heat, dislike of water, dry and hard hair and skin, red orifices, sinking feeling at stomach about 11 am, and cat-nap sleep; always indicate Sulphur homeopathically. Standing is the worst position for sulphur patients, it is always uncomfortable. Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections. Aversion to being washed. When carefully-selected remedies fail to act, especially in acute diseases, it frequently arouses the reactionary powers of the organism. Complaints that relapse. General offensive character of discharge and exhalations. Very red lips and face, flushing easily. Often great use in beginning the treatment of chronic cases and in finishing acute ones.
Dose-Acts in all potencies from the lowest to the highest. Some of the best results are obtained from the higher, and not too frequent doses. The twelfth potency is a good one to begin treatment with, going higher or lower according to the susceptibility of the patient. In chronic diseases, 200th and upward. In torpid eruptions the lowest potencies.
Leading characteristics of Sulphur
- Diarrhoea: After midnight; painless; driving out of bed early in the morning; foul smelling; excoriating anus.
- Constipation: Stools hard knotty, dry as if burnt; large; painful.
- Menorrhagia after miscarriage.
- Sick headache every week or every two weeks; prostrat-ing; weakening; with hot vertex (top of head) and cold feet.
- Chronic alcoholism; they reform but are continually relapsing; dropsy and other ailments of drunkards.
- Third stage of pneumonia when hepatisaton (lung tissue changes into liver-like substance) fails to resolve; aids resolution of the hepatization of lungs in pneumonia.
- Pleurisy: Pericarditis; helps in the reabsorption of the fluid and plastic exudations, in brain or joints when Bryonia fails.
- Sulphur is a specific remedy in the following conditions if the characteristic, constitutional or the anti-miasmatic symptoms are present in the patient: acne; adenoids; alcohol habit; amenorrhoea; asthma; boils; chilblains; constipation; consumption; diarrhoea; dysentery; eczema; eye-affections; haemorrhoids; hypochondriasis; leucorrhoea; liver disorders; lumbago; lupus; measles; menstrual disorders; after-effects of miscarriage; pericarditis; pneumonia; pleurisy; pregnancy disorders; rheumatic disorders; self-abuse; skin affections; sleep disorders (ill-effects of vaccines); startings; urticaria; prolapse of uterus; vaccinosis; worms.
- Sulphur should be considered as the remedy in the following conditions: As a prophylactic remedy in cholera, malaria, recurrent boils; threatening phthisis. As antidote for abuse of metals generally. When syphilis and sycosis are complicated with psora. When partial relief comes from remedies which have no definite complemen-tary remedy. To shorten the convalescent period after acute diseases. When worms are suspected as obstruction to cure. When there is history of suppressed eruptions. When symptoms are left-sided. Should be considered when complaints are relapsing. When exudations are not absorbed. When there is paucity of symptoms. When fever is due to disorder of thermic centre. When the action of other remedies come to a halt. It makes the same remedy work again. When there is in the past history ulcers and other ailments traceable to tuberculosis.
- Especially adapted to the following types of patients:
(a) children : dirty, filthy; aversion to bath; big belly with emaciated limbs; putting everything in their mouth; watching everyone eating; lips and other orifices of the body are red; restless at night; kicking the covers off even in cold weather; causeless weeping; hungry yet emaciated; foul odour from perspiration; disposed to skin diseases, worm troubles and excoriating discharges; scrofulous (tubercular) diathesis.
(b) persons of nervous temperament, quick-motioned, quick-tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes; lean, thin, hungry, dyspep-tic fellow with stooped shoulders, yet many times it must be given to fat, round, well-fed people; persons who lead sedentary life—confined to their rooms in study, in meditation, in philosophical inquiry and who take no exercise—soon find out that they must eat only the simplest food and they end up by going into philosophical mania;
(c) dirty, shrivelled, red-faced people; untidy; not disturbed by uncleanliness; oversensitive to filthy odours but do not hesitate taking filthy substances; with exaggerated sense of smell; discharges are of offensive odour, excoriating the tissues over which they flow; excoriating leucorrhoea, saliva, lachrymation, stools;
(d) patients, who are warm-blooded; complaints come on from becoming warm in bed; burning sensation is found in congestions; burning here and there in spots; burning in the glands, organs, stomach or in lungs, burning stools, urine and discharges; burning of the soles of the feet and palms of hands;
(e) standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncom-fortable; cramps in calves and soles at night;
(f) Sulphur patient is too lazy to rouse himself; too unhappy to live;
(g) Sulphur patients are disposed to scrofulous, rachitic, catarrhal, bilious, haemorrhoidal dispositions; ten-dency to venous and portal (related to pit of a gland for entry of vessels, nerves) congestions; itchy eruptions;
(h) Sulphur patients are oxygenoid (needing more oxygen); they suffer from suffocative attacks at night, want the doors and windows open.
- Has specific action in the following conditions:
(a) when carefully selected remedies fail to produce a favourable effect, especially in acute diseases; it frequently serves to remove the bad effects of psora (itch disease) and rouses the vital reactivity;
(b) complaints that are continually relapsing due to lack of vital reactivity;
(c) chronic ailments due to suppressed eruptions causing asthma, epilepsy, chorea, convulsions, diarrhoea, insanity, dyspnoea, vertigo, scrofulous ailments;
(d) suppression of haemorrhoidal flow causing chronic ailments, including heart troubles;
(e) chronic ailments from suppressed gonorrhoea, i.e., impotency, prostatic troubles;
(f) chronic ailments from suppressed eruptions in acute fevers, like small-pox, measles, scarlet fever;
(g) chronic ailments from suppressed discharges, like menses, sweat, lochia (discharge after delivery);
(h) drug miasm (poisoning) produced by vaccination.
- This remedy should not be given:
(a) in advanced cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in high potencies;
(b) at night to persons who do not suffer from loss of sleep;
(c) before Lycopodium.
Please note that the dosage of single homoeopathic medicines varies from drug to drug depending upon the condition, age, sensitivity and other things. In some cases they are given as regular doses as 3-5 drops 2-3 times a day whereas in other cases they are given only once in a week, month or even in a longer period.
Sulphur is diluted in various potencies namely 6C, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M
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