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Homeopathy Study Guide #1

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A short study guide of homeopathy for PMS

BORAX– This remedy is similar to the Natrums it is equally sensitive to Nat mur but less refined. Most physical complaints are centered around the mucous membranes which are susceptible to tender aphthous ulcers. 

fear from downward motion, or even rocking.

Sensitive to noise. 

Leukorrhea between menses. 

Membranous dysmenorrhea.


Herpes outbreaks.



-Uterine fibroids sometimes with marked uterine hemorrhages.  Symptoms of anemia. 

Metorrhagia especially around menopause.

Menses “too early, too profuse, or lasting too long”.

Leukorrhea, acrid or milky, worse between menses. Vaginitis.

Menses may recur with the slightest excitement.

PMS with anxiety, headache, and sore breasts.

Breasts swollen and painful especially before menses.



– Anger. Great irritability, not average irritability they can’t stand anything.

Abnormally sensitive to pain.

Abdominal pain worse touch, worse coffee.

Uterine hemorrhage after anger.

Severe dysmenorrhea pain may extend to thighs (Vib, Xan).

Severe labor pains markedly irritable.


ELAPS– Elaps is a snake venom and has many symptoms similar to Lachesis.  The patients are often suspicious, haughty and intense. 

Dark or black blood are common to hemorrhagic conditions.

-Abdominal pains are ameliorated by lying on the abdomen.

-Severe dysmenorrhea often with the typical black flow.

– PMS 


KREOSOTUM– This remedy is known for its usefulness in conditions like vaginal, cervical and uterine excoriation, inflammation and hemorrhage. It is an important hormonal remedy. It should be considered when there is inflammation of the mucous membranes leading to purulent infections resulting in friability of the tissues.

-Hemorrhages and abnormal bleeding. 

Headache, worse before menses or during menses.

Headache with radiation to the root of teeth, as from a nerve.

Nausea and vomiting before and during menses.

Leukorrhea with putrid, excoriating discharges and great itching.

Leukorrhea which causes itching, swelling and excoriation of the vulva, this can extend even onto the thighs  and causes tremendous burning when urine passes over the area.

Leukorrhea worse during pregnancy and worse before menses.

Severe dyspareunia.

Cervicitis and cervical dysplasia.

Menses cease on walking.

Menses excoriating and offensive, heavy flow often clotted.

Metrorrhagia, worse coition.

PMS with irritability, headache and nausea etc.

This remedy is primarily left sided, sensitive to music, and displays a fear and aversion to sex in women.



-Ovarian tumors and cysts especially on the left side.

Severe dysmenorrhea, unable to bear clothing, better with flow,

PMS- irritable, jealous, depressed, headache, flushes of heat.

Hypersexual- nymphomania.

Headache worse heat, worse before menses, better during flow, worse pregnancy and menopause, better pressure.

Diarrhea before menses.

Margaret Tyler suggests that loquacity, jealousy and suspicion are characteristics of lachesis and hyoscyamus. 


MUREX– This remedy is similar to Sepia it has a strong affinity for the urogenital tract. Murex is also an animal remedy, like Sepia it is the ink from a purple fish.

Leukorrhea, excoriation and hypersensitivity of the genitals.

Great sensitivity of the genitals even slight touch is painful. 

Bearing down sensation in pelvis must cross the legs.

Uterine prolapse.

Pains in the uterus, bladder, or ovaries extending upwards to the chest or to the opposite-sided breast.

Pains shooting upwards from the uterus.

Menses easily suppressed. Amenorrhea. Also metrorrhagia,

Menses short duration.

Menses irregular. Menstrual flow changeable .

Marked dysmenorrhea beginning at puberty. Endometriosis.

Uterine prolapse.

Irritability worse before menses.



Vaginitis with white, offensive or excoratiating discharges.

Itching of the genitals brought about from leukorrhea.

Menses scanty and too early. Amenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea.


Uterine prolapse bearing down sensation as if pelvic contents will prolapse , she must sit with her legs crossed.

Aversion to sex and being touched sexually. Dyspareunia.

This remedy is similar to Murex with the exception to the sexual aversion


Other remedies for PMS listed in Morrison:

Bovista, Carcinosin, Lilium Tigrinum, Magnesia Carbonica, Natrum Muriaticum, Nux Vomica, Veratrum Album.


Other remedies for PMS listed in Phatak:

Alumina, Causticum, Erigeron, Fraxinus, Gelsemium, Kali Brom, Nitric Acid, Nux Moschata, Petroleum,  Phosphoricum Acidum, Phytolacca, Platinum, Plumbum, Ratannia, Silica, Stannum, Staphysagria, Tarentula Hispanica, Terebinthina, Trillium, Ustilago, Xanthoxyllum.


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