TARENTULA HISPANICA: Materia Medica

Spanish Spider – Remarkable nervous phenomena; hysteria with chlorosis; chorea, dysmenorrhoea, spinal irritability.

Bladder tenesmus. Constriction sensations. Formication; Extreme restlessness; must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates. Hysterical epilepsy. Intense sexual excitement.

Mind.–Sudden alteration of mood. Foxy. Destructive impulses; moral relaxation. Must constantly busy herself or walk. Sensitive to music. Averse to company, but wants some one present. Ungrateful, discontented. Guided by whims.

Head.–Intense pain, as if thousands of needles were pricking into brain. Vertigo. Wants hair brushed or head rubbed.

Male.–Sexual excitement; lasciviousness reaching almost to insanity; seminal emissions.

Heart.–Palpitation; praecordial anguish, sensation as if heart twisted and turned around.

Female.–Vulva dry and hot, with much itching. Profuse menstruation, with frequent erotic spasms. Pruritus vulvae; nymphomania. Dysmenorrhoea, with very sensitive ovaries.

Extremities.–Weakness of legs; choreic movements. Numbness of legs. Multiple sclerosis, with trembling. Twitching and jerking. Yawning with uneasiness of legs, must move them constantly. Extraordinary contractions and movements.

Modalities.–Worse, motion, contract, noise. Better, in open air, music, bright colors, rubbing affected parts. Worse, seeming others in trouble.

Relationship.–Compare: Agar; Ars; Cupr; Mag phos.

Antidotes: Lach.

Dose.–Sixth to thirtieth potency.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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