Homeopathic Medicine :: Spigelia – Pinkroot

Indicated principally in neuralgia of the head (feeling as if skull would open), ciliary, facial, intercostal, intestinal, cardiac, the pain radiating from a central point; in inflammation of the heart (endocarditis, pericarditis) and of the eye (iritis). Used as an anthelmintic and for the symptoms due to the presence of worms in children.

Pain begins at a certain point and radiates from there in every direction.

Pains followed by extreme soreness; pressing from within outward (as in the head and eyes).

Hypersensitiveness to touch, the slightest touch being unbearable; aggravation from the slightest jar.

Exaltation of special senses; his voice sounds to him like a bell whose vibrations hurt his head.

Fever heat with desire for external heat.

Prosopalgia with tearing, shooting pain in cheek, lower jaw, temple, eyes; periodical, lasting from sunrise to sunset, worst in the middle of the day.

Headache, pressing in right temple, involving the eye; worse from motion and noise; from making a false step; from lying on back.

Eyes, when moved, pain as though too large for the socket.

Trembling pulse which can hardly be counted.

Purring noise about the heart like the purring of a cat.

Pulsations of the heart violent, audible to patient, visible to others.

Palpitation in the morning, on sitting down, on rising from bed.

Worse from slipping or misstep; from blowing nose; from expiration; from touching the affected part; from lying on back; from walking in the open air; from worms.

Better while taking an inspiration; from lying with head high.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)