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Arsenic Album
Started by: harry at September 3 2006

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Arsenic Album By: harry
September 3 2006

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Arsenious Acid-Arsenic Trioxide

A profoundly acting remedy on every organ and tissue. Its clear-cut characteristic symptoms and correspondence to many severe types of disease make its homeopathic employment constant and certain. Its general symptoms often alone lead to its successful application. Among these the all-prevailing debility, exhaustion, and restlessness, with nightly aggravation, are most important. Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion. This, with the peculiar irritability of fiber, gives the characteristic irritable weakness. Burning pains. Unquenchable thirst. Burning relieved by heat. Seaside complaints (Nat mur; Aqua Marina). Injurious effects of fruits, especially more watery ones. Gives quiet and ease to the last moments of life when given in high potency. Fear fright and worry. Green discharges. Infantile Kala-azar (Dr. Neatby).

Ars should be thought of in ailments from alcoholism, ptomaine poisoning, stings, dissecting wounds, chewing tobacco; ill effects from decayed food or animal matter; odor of discharges is putrid; in complaints that return annually. Anæmia and chlorosis. Degenerative changes. Gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition. Reduces the refractive index of blood serum (also China and Ferr phos). Maintains the system under the stress of malignancy regardless of location. Malarial cachexia. Septic infections and low vitality.

Mind.--Great anguish and restlessness. Changes place continually. Fears, of death, of being left alone. Great fear, with cold sweat. Thinks it useless to take medicine. Suicidal. Hallucinations of smell and sight. Despair drives him from place to place. Miserly, malicious, selfish, lacks courage. General sensibility increased (Hep). Sensitive to disorder and confusion.

Head.--Headaches relieves by cold, other symptoms worse. Periodical burning pains, with restlessness; with cold skin. Hemicrania, with icy feeling of scalp and great weakness. Sensitive head in open air. Delirium tremens; cursing and raving; vicious. Head is in constant motion. Scalp itches intolerably; circular patches of bare spots; rough, dirty, sensitive, and covered with dry scales; nightly burning and itching; dandruff. Scalp very sensitive; cannot brush hair.

Eyes.--Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymation. Lids red, ulcerated, scabby, scaly, granulated. Œdema around eyes. External inflammation, with extreme painfulness; burning, hot, and excoriating lachrymation. Corneal ulceration. Intense photophobia; better external warmth. Ciliary neuralgia, with fine burning pain.

Ears.--Skin within, raw and burning. Thin, excoriating, offensive otorrhœa. Roaring in ears, during a paroxysm of pain.

Nose.--Thin, watery, excoriating discharge. Nose feels stopped up. Sneezing without relief. Hay-fever and coryza; worse in open air; better indoors. Burning and bleeding. Acne of nose. Lupus.

Face.--Swollen, pale, yellow, cachectic, sunken, cold, and covered with sweat (Acetic acid). Expression of agony. Tearing needle-like pains; burning. Lips black, livid. Angry, circumscribed flush of cheeks.

Mouth.--Unhealthy, easily-bleeding gums. Ulceration of mouth with dryness and burning heat. Epithelioma of lips. Tongue dry, clean, and red; stitching and burning pain in tongue, ulcerated with blue color. Bloody saliva. Neuralgia of teeth; feel long and very sore; worse after midnight; better warmth. Metallic taste. Gulping up of burning water.

Throat.--Swollen, œdematous, constricted, burning, unable to swallow. Diphtheritic membrane, looks dry and wrinkled.

Stomach.--Cannot bear the sight or smell of food. Great thirst; drinks much, but little at a time. Nausea, retching, vomiting, after eating or drinking. Anxiety in pit of stomach. Burning pain. Craves acids and coffee. Heartburn; gulping up of acid and bitter substances which seem to excoriate the throat. Long-lasting eructations. Vomiting of blood, bile, green mucus, or brown-black mixed with blood. Stomach extremely irritable; seems raw, as if torn. Gastralgia from slightest food or drink. Dyspepsia from vinegar, acids, ice-cream, ice-water, tobacco. Terrible fear and dyspnœa, with gastralgia; also faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion. Malignant symptoms. Everything swallowed seems to lodge in the œsophagus, which seems as if closed and nothing would pass. Ill effects of vegetable diet, melons, and watery fruits generally. Craves milk.

Abdomen.--Gnawing, burning pains like coals of fire; relieved by heat. Liver and spleen enlarged and painful. Ascites and anasarca. Abdomen swollen and painful. Pain as from a wound in abdomen on coughing.

Rectum.--Painful, spasmodic protrusion of rectum. Tenesmus. Burning pain and pressure in rectum and anus.

Stool.--Small, offensive, dark, with much prostration. Worse at night, and after eating and drinking; from chilling stomach, alcoholic abuse, spoiled meat. Dysentery dark, bloody, very offensive. Cholera, with intense agony, prostration, and burning thirst. Body cold as ice (Verat). Hæmorrhoids burn like fire; relieved by heat. Skin excoriated about anus.

Urine.--Scanty, burning, involuntary. Bladder as if paralyzed. Albuminous. Epithelial cells; cylindrical clots of fibrin and globules of pus and blood. After urinating, feeling of weakness in abdomen. Bright's disease. Diabetes.

Female.--Menses too profuse and too soon. Burning in ovarian region. Leucorrhœa, acrid, burning, offensive, thin. Pain as from red-hot wires; worse least exertion; causes great fatigue; better in warm room. Menorrhagia. Stitching pain in pelvis extending down the thigh.

Respiratory.--Unable to lie down; fears suffocation. Air-passages constricted. Asthma worse midnight. Burning in chest. Suffocative catarrh. Cough worse after midnight; worse lying on back. Expectoration scanty, frothy. Darting pain through upper third of right lung. Wheezing respiration. Hæmoptysis with pain between shoulders; burning heat all over. Cough dry, as from sulphur fumes; after drinking.

Heart.--Palpitation, pain, dyspnœa, faintness. Irritable heart in smokers and tobacco-chewers. Pulse more rapid in morning (Sulph). Dilatation. Cyanosis. Fatty degeneration. Angina pectoris, with pain in neck and occiput.

Back.--Weakness in small of back. Drawing in of shoulders. Pain and burning in back (Oxal ac).

Extremities.--Trembling, twitching, spasms, weakness, heaviness, uneasiness. Cramps in calves. Swelling of feet. Sciatica. Burning pains. Peripheral neuritis. Diabetic gangrene. Ulcers on heel (Cepa; Lamium). Paralysis of lower limbs with atrophy.

Skin.--Itching, burning, swellings; œdema, eruption, papular, dry, rough, scaly; worse cold and scratching. Malignant pustules. Ulcers with offensive discharge. Anthrax. Poisoned wounds. Urticaria, with burning and restlessness. Psoriasis. Scirrhus. Icy coldness of body. Epithelioma of the skin. Gangrenous inflammations.

Sleep.--Disturbed, anxious, restless. Must have head raised by pillows. Suffocative fits during sleep. Sleeps with hands over head. Dreams are full of care and fear. Drowsy, sleeping sickness.

Fever.--High temperature. Periodicity marked with adynamia. Septic fevers. Intermittent. Paroxysms incomplete, with marked exhaustion. Hay-fever. Cold sweats. Typhoid, not too early; often after Rhus. Complete exhaustion. Delirium; worse after midnight. Great restlessness. Great heat about 3 am.

Modalities.--Worse, wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food. Seashore. Right side. Better from heat; from head elevated; warm drinks.

Complementary: Rhus; Carbo; Phos. Thuja; Secale. Antidotal to lead poison.

Antidotes: Opium; Carbo; China; Hepar; Nux. Chemical Antidotes: Charcoal; Hydrated Peroxide of Iron; Lime Water.

Compare: Arsenic stibatum 3x (Chest inflammations of children, restlessness with thirst and prostration, loose mucous cough, oppression, hurried respiration, crepitant rales). Cenchris contortrix; Iod; Phosph; China; Verat alb; Carbo; Kali phos. Epilobium (intractable diarrhœa of typhoid). Hoang Nan. Atoxyl. Sodium arseniate 3x, sleeping sickness; commencing optic atrophy. Levico Water--(containing Ars, Iron and Copper of South Tyrol). Chronic and dyscratic skin diseases, chorea minor and spasms in scrofulous and anæmic children. Favors assimilation and increases nutrition. Debility and skin diseases, especially after the use of higher potencies where progress seems suspended. Dose. Ten drops in wine glass of warm water 3 times a day after meals (Burnett). Sarcolatic acid (influenza with violent vomiting).

Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency. The very highest potencies often yield brilliant results.

Low attenuations in gastric, intestinal, and kidney diseases; higher in neuralgias, nervous diseases, and skin. But if only surface conditions call for it, give the lowest potencies, 2x to 3x trit. Repeated doses advisable.

Arsenic Album Constituion By: girilal
New Jersey USA
September 18 2006
Arsenum Album
(Can’t rest until everything is in order)

1. Can’t rest until everything is in order (Fastidious)
2. A cleanliness freak
3. Can not sit or rest
4. Greedy, excessive or insatiable desire; (Avarice)
5. Wears perfectly creased and clean clothes. If he gets a stain on his clothes he is nervous.
6. Does not trust.
7. Afraid of thieves.
8. Can not be consoled or assured.

Number one medicine for the “Fear of thieves and burglers”
Wakes up at midnight and suspects that a thief is in the home or outside.

May not even lock the door, if locks he will hand the keys to neighbors or keep it under doormat.

Arsenum Album
Arsenum patients lock the door and keep keys in his pocket. He does not trust anybody,.

Belladonna & Arsenum Alb. Desires to be cured fast
Pulsatilla Wants doctor to take all the time because each time she sees the doctor she talks with him.

Arsenum Album Hoards things but arranges them meticulously neatly and cleanly. Cannot stand any disorder.
Hyocyamus Hoards things like a junkie.


More about Arsenic Album Constituion/Personality By: girilal
New Jersey USA
September 23 2006
Arsenicum album (Arsenic)

This remedy is made of white arsenic oxide; in the raw, pure form it provides a strong poison and in the potentiated forms it turns out to be a great medicine.

The basic idea in homoeopathic Arsenicum is fearful anxiety, restlessness and nervous exhaustion.

Arsenicum-personalities are great organizers; they work hard and purposeful. They are ambitious people, competitive; they like to be the best. They are proud of their achievements. Delegation is difficult for them because they wish to stay in control. They are convinced that they are right. Arsenicum-bosses or -parents or -teachers will try to get the best out of their employees, children or students, but they will probably do it in a dominant way. If they notice that you try to give your best, they will support you a 100 %, but if they find that you don't give yourself totally to the good cause, they can completely let you down and consider that very rightful. These are very critical people who will inform you clearly about their sympathy and their antipathy - and be sure that there is nothing in between.

Arsenicums are perfectionists, attending every detail. These are the persons that won't rest before the paintings hang perfectly straight, or who will verify the maid's work by checking if there's any dust left in hidden corners. An Arsenicum-personality who feels well is worth his or her weight in gold for an organization, but if they are unbalanced they will be nervous, restless, deeply worried and they can be burned out.

These people feel a great anxiety about their health, their own wellbeing and that of loved ones. Somehow they always foresee bad things happening to people they care about. I think this can at least be partly explained by their great fear of death. Their anxiety about their health shows itself in several ways. They will read medical encyclopedias and go from doctor to doctor, assuming that their disease is incurable. As a patient they can be quite demanding asking for help, explaining their complaints in detail and making sure that you'll understand how serious their situation is. They will take exaggerated precautions to avoid infections and decayed food. They can obsessively clean their house and themselves, etc. Arsenicums also show great interest in the health of others.

Arsenicum-characters fear poverty very much. They are afraid of thieves and will hide their money everywhere. Possessions give them some feeling of security.

They like to be surrounded by people to calm down their fear of thieves, their insecurity about their health, their fear of death and their fear to be alone. The basic fear of Arsenicums is that life itself is beyond control. They try to get hold on life by dividing it into strict schemes, structures and sequences.

Of course all this fear and anxiety leads to physical exhaustion and to restlessness in people who have an industrious and nervous character. And the greater the suffering the greater the anguish, restlessness and fear of death. Arsenicums can also react very irritable and they are easily offended. If they feel they can't take anymore, or if they find themselves in a situation they can't alter, they can become indifferent and depressed. In this situation they might try to find relief in alcoholics.

Arsenicums feel worse during the dark hours of the night, when the unconsciousness takes over the daily control. Especially between 1.00 and 3.00 o'clock all their symptoms aggravate. They are very restless sleepers, constantly changing position, or moving from one bed to another in order to find relief for the tortured mind and exhausted body. Fears and worries will keep them sleepless or cause nightmares.

These are very chilly persons often experiencing burning pains. Cold in general, as well as cold food or drinks will aggravate their condition. Although they feel a great thirst for cold water they will only take small sips of it at a time.

Well-known complaints are problems with the bronchial tubes like asthma, bronchitis and colds. The digestion can be disturbed because of sensitiveness of the organs, as a reaction on cold or decayed food, or caused by fears and worries. This will lead to diarrhea with an offensive odor. There is a tendency to bleedings, like hemorrhoids with a stitching and burning pain. This is an important medicine for skin-eruptions and allergies. Infections can lead to ulcers, gangrene or malignancy. Arsenicum symptoms return or aggravate periodically.

There is a general amelioration from heat, except for the headaches - these are better by cold applications. Furthermore Arsenicums feel better in company.


Re:Arsenic Album By: krdeepu
November 9 2008
The central theme of Ars Alb. is, of course, anxiety.

This may cause disturbance of sleep, waking early and constant worry.

Fixed ideas, obstinate and quarrelsome. Violent anger.

The classic picture of fastidiousness may not be apparent.

Pain in elbow and knee joints from sports and similar activities.

Ailments worse from cold, better from warm aplications and pressure (throat, back). Pain in larynx, worse talking.

Headache from fasting.

Desires sweets as well as condiments. Wants to eat food piping hot.

Scanty menses.

Constipation, piles.

Generally right sided.

Restless feet.


Re:Arsenic Album By: curefinder
November 26 2008
This medicine seems to cure many problem that I have. This medicine was also on the 3rd in list of Constitutional Remedy Lycopudium and Pulstilla were on top. I have alo read about those medicines and they also partly match my conditions but none of them completely covers my symptoms hence I am unsure whether to consider taking these medicines or not. Pls help me out here.

Re:Arsenic Album By: osteo
December 13 2010
Hi girilal,

pls. inform, from which books you got this much detail about ars. alb.

it was very helpful.

many thanks

Re:Arsenic Album By: osteo
December 9 2011
pls. inform the source of this information. or

similar kind of book where information about medicines are given like above..it clearly tells about the kind of nature of people it suits more. its makes an interesting reading..

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