Camphora officinalis (Camph.)

Exercise 4 - EH Analysis

In the following graph, taken from the Encyclopedia Homeopathica (EH) software analysis, each symptom included in the search is represented by a different color. The length of the bar for a particular symptom (represented by a color), indicates how many times this symptom was mentioned in the materia medica for that remedy.

You will notice that, for the most part, only characteristic symptoms were chosen. This allows for easy differentiation of the correct remedy. The first remedy on the left is the correct remedy and the answer to the exercise. Usually, it has the longest bar of the graph, and comprehensively covers all the symptoms.

The EH screenshot is followed by a list of the RADAR Keynotes of that remedy, and a link to a query file that users may download and install into their own EH program in order to duplicate the analysis.

Camphora officinalis
 

RADAR Keynotes for Camphora officinalis

MIND:
- Attacks of anxiety at night. Fear of being alone at night (Stram).
Fear of dark.
- Feeling he is going to die.
- Irritability from trifles or pain.
- Quarrelsome, combative, mania to dispute. Easily offended.
- Dictatorial.
- Insensibility, vanishing of senses
- Delirium: Destructiveness of clothes. Bears the breasts (Puerpural mania).

GENERALITIES:
- COLDNESS, BLUE DISCOLORATION.
- IS ICY COLD BUT WANTS NOT TO BE UNCOVERED (Carb-v, Sec).
- < Cold, cold air.
- COLLAPSE, weakness. Shock.
- CRAMPS. CONVULSIONS. Tetanus.
- Pains with a cold sensation.
- Cholera (Ars).
- < Suppressed eruptions, discharges.
> Free discharges.
- Pain or complaints > thinking of it.

FOOD AND DRINKS:
- Desire: Cold drinks.

HEAD:
- Headache > when thinking of it.
- Occiputal throbbing, like pounding of hammer, synchronous with pulse
- Heat with cold extremities and abdomen.

NOSE:
- Cold.
- Persistent epistaxis, esp. with gooseflesh.

FACE:
- Pale (pallor alt. with redness), bluish, cold. Pinched.
- Cold sweat (Verat.).
- Upper lip retracted. Lockjaw.

MOUTH:
- Cold breath, tongue.
- Blue tongue

STOMACH:
- Coldness, can alt. with burning.
- Thirsty for cold drinks (Phos.).
- Vomiting with anxiety, restlessness (Ars.).
- Pit of stomach very sensitive.

ABDOMEN:
- Coldness, can alt. with burning.

RECTUM:
- CHOLERA.
- Constipation from inactivity of rectum.

URINARY:
- Cystitis: burning (Canth.), strangury, tenesmus.
- Nephritis, acute or chronic.
- Ailments from suppressed sexual desire (Con, Puls, Apis).

MALE GENITALIA:
- Impotency: Looses erections during intercourse.

FEMALE GENITALIA:
- Desire increased.
- Labor pains ineffectual, with coldness and desire to be uncovered.
- Climacteric disturbances.

LARYNX/TRACHEA:
- Weak voice.

RESPIRATION:
- Suffocative dyspnea. Asthmatic attacks.
- Asphyxia (Laur.).

CHEST:
- Coldness in chest coming from stomach.

EXTREMITIES:
- Cramps, convulsions.
- Coldness of hands and feet. Feet get hot and burning during the night, uncovers them (Calc.).
- Raynaud-syndrom.
- Weakness lower limbs, staggering gait.
- Cramps in back of foot, < motion.

SLEEP:
- Comatose sleep. Sleepiness and stupefaction.
- Sleepy during day, sleepless at night (Staph.); with restlessness and cold feet.

SKIN:
- Dermatitis, rash after exposure to sunlight (Bell., Nat-c., Nat-m., Puls.).
- ICY COLD (Carb-v., Verat.).
- Painful sensitiveness or want of sensitiveness (Cannot tell difference between warm of cold).

Compl.: Canth., Carb-v.

DD:
Ant-t., Aran., Ars., Canth, Carb-v., Laur., Op., Phos., Sec., Verat.
 

EH Query File

Here is the EH Query file for you to install in your own program.

1. To download the file, right click on this link and choose "Save File As", "Save Link As", or "Save Target As", depending on your browser.

2. Many browsers will change the file extension to .htm when you download. Be sure that the file name ends with .qry. If your browser has changed the extension, change it back to .qry

3. Open EH, go to the Find Window (F4) and chose the Search pull down menu. Select Recall the Query.

4. Double click on the query file you would like to open. You will then find the same query that was used to create the analysis screenshot for that remedy.

5. To view the analysis in EH, hit the function key (F8) and you will see the analysis for that query.

Note: EH owners who download these queries may get different results, based on the database of books they own. In particular, the Vermeulen books seem to be of great help in answering these exercises.