Different pains mentioned in Kent’s repertory with some interesting rubrics

Dr Babita Rani Jamwal

Abstract:- Pain is a subjective symptom of many conditions which causes discomfort or unease by affecting general condition of a person and it is an indication of various medical conditions,by  which  person realize that something abnormal is happening in body and requires treatment. In repertory different kinds of pain mentioned that helps in the selection of medicine and the intelligent use of the repertory can considerably lighten the work of the prescriber and also make prescribing more precise.

Keywords:- Kent’s Repertory, Burrowing, Different Pain, Rubrics, Gnawing.

Introduction:– “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Pain is not a disease but it’s a most common condition of the various medical conditions. Its an abnormal unpleasant feeling over physical  or psychological level involving nervous system.1

There are different Classification of pain and Pain can also be classified on the basis of  sensation too like: burning, jerking, biting, gnawing etc. Pain is also a sensation and kind of feeling which we can easily refer in the repertory in the form of rubrics and even there are  many rubrics for pain in kent repertory which contains only single indicated remedy, If it is the only remedy in a rubric – that have definite action in Homeopathy. Repertory is of prime importance to the homoeopathic practitioner, as a distinct system for the purpose of helping for the elimination of the non indicated drugs.

Different Pains:-

  • Aching:- Continuous dull pain.2

MIND – RESTLESSNESS,nervousness – back, during tired aching in: calc-f.

VERTIGO – FULLNESS and aching in vertex: CIMIC.

HEAD-PAIN,-Brain, aching deep in: Acon. Ars. Coloc.Med. Mosch. Nit-ac. Ph-ac. Psor.Spig.Staph.

HEAD – PAIN, – jerking – Forehead – alternating with dull aching: stann.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – aching,tearing,jerking: phos.

TEETH – DISCOLORED, – black – after aching: sep.

BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URINATION, – dysuria – aching in back,with: vesp.

PROSTATE-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – aching: thuj.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – aching: bry. cain. canth. eup-pur. lob. sulph.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – aching: ARN.chin. jatr-c.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – aching: calc-p. Lil-t.

BACK – PAIN – Sacral region – alternating with aching in occiput: alum. carb-v.

EXTREMITIES – CORNS – aching: ant-c. lyc. sep. sil. sulph.

SLEEP-SLEEPLESSNESS – sleepy all day,sleepless all night,body aches all over: STAPH. 3

  • Biting:-Localized, sharp form of pinching, deeper burning.2

HEAD – ITCHING of scalp – biting: agar. agn. Mez. puls. rhus-t. staph. thuj. vinc.

EAR – PAIN – biting: caust. lyc. phel. psor.

FACE – ERUPTIONS – biting: bry. merc.nat-m. plat. sil.

RECTUM – PAIN – biting: Sulph.

PROSTATE-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – biting: carb-an.con.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – cutting – biting,and,growing worse towards end of urination,even to last drop: Merc

CHEST – ITCHING – biting:Laur. spong.

BACK – ERUPTIONS – biting: bry.

EXTREMITIES – ERUPTION – Elbow – pimples – biting:kali-n.

EXTREMITIES – ERUPTION – Foot – itching – biting: Calc.

EXTREMITIES – ITCHING – Upper Limbs – biting: Berb. 3

  • Boring:- From outside in, steady pain. 2

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – boring,stitching: am-c.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – drawing – boring,drawing,tearing: carb-an.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – boring testes: plb. sil.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – boring, – ovaries: brom. Coloc. lach. LYC. sumb. thuj. ZINC.

LARYNX-TRACHEA – PAIN, – boring, larynx: coc-c.

EXTREMITIES – CORNS – boring: calc.caust.nat-c. Nat-m.phos. Ran-s. Sep. Sil. thuj. 3

  • Burning:- Hot, like fire. 2

HEAD – ENLARGED sensation – extended upward,the vertex seems – and as if split open by a wedge from the outside,body icy cold,skin moist and sticky;cannot get war – even under a feather bed,face yellow;whines with the pain;head burns like fire,with thirst  lach.

HEAD – PAIN, – burning – alternating with pain: brom.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – burning: aloe. alum. lact.mang. nux-m. sep.sul-ac. tarax.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – burning: ph-ac. rhod.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – Forehead – burning: thuj.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – Occiput – burning: carb-v. staph.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – Sides – burning: staph.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – Temples – needles like,burning: ars. staph.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – Vertex – burning: stann.

EYE – PAIN – pressing,pressure,etc. – burning,alternating with: sars.

EYE – PAIN – stitching – burning: Euphr.

FACE – PAIN, – burning – lying, – on painful side amel.: kreos.

FACE – PAIN, – stitching – burning needles: ARS. Aur. caps. Spig.

MOUTH – PAIN – stitching, – Tongue – burning: Chin.

ABDOMEN-PAIN,-burning -Hypochondria – left – lying on painful side agg.: Coc-c. Graph.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – stitching (Sticking,etc.) – burning: lyc. zinc.

RECTUM – PAIN – stitching – alternating – with burning in prepuce: thuj.

PROSTATE-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – burning: all-c. ambr. cop. lyss. ph-ac.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – INFLAMMATION -burning,shooting pain and increased gonorrhoea,with: Arg-n. cann-s.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – biting – evening,burning: chin.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – burning – menses, – during: Nat-m.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN-burning – fossa navicularis – burning drops: thuj.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – cutting – Penis – burning cutting: ph-ac.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – dragging,penis,at root of – burning from vesiculae seminales to glans: mang.

CHEST – PAIN – stitching – Heart – burning: anan. Mur-ac.

BACK – PAIN – burning – Cervical region – on turning as if burnt,and twisting head: calc.

BACK – PAIN – sore,bruised,beaten – Cervical region – burning: ph-ac.

BACK – PAIN – sore,bruised,beaten – Dorsal region – scapulae, – between paroxysms of burning: plb.

BACK – PAIN – tearing – Dorsal region – burning: kali-c.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Lower Limbs – sciatica – burning,with: ars.bufo coloc. gels. lach. lyc. Phos.Rhus-t. ruta

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Ankle – anterior part – burning: berb.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – burning – Foot – noon – left one burning while the other is cold: hura

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – drawing – Hip – burning: til.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – drawing – Thigh – burning: rat.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – drawing – Foot – burning: tarax.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – stitching – Toes – first – tips of – burning: sep.

GENERALS – PAIN – stitching, – internally – burning: ARS. aur. Mez. Ol-an. spig.

GENERALS – PAIN – tearing – bones – burning: sabin.

GENERALS – PAIN – tearing – muscles – burning in muscles: bell. Carb-v. caust.kali-c.led. lyc. Nit-ac. Ruta. sabin. tarax. zinc. 3

  • Burrowing:- Mild, nagging.2

HEAD – PAIN, – burrowing: agar.ant-t. bar-act. cham. clem. colch. eupi. Hep. Mag-m. phos. rat. samb. Spig. squil. til.

EAR – PAIN – burrowing: am-c.am-m. ant-c. coc-c. hell.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – burrowing: agar. dig. dulc. graph. hell. mag-m. spig. sulph.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – pressing – Upper Arm – burrowing: clem. 3

  • Bursting:-Explosive, violent in character.2

HEAD – PAIN, – bursting – Brain would burst out,as if: alum.k arg-n.k cimic.k con.Glon.sol-ni. verat.

HEAD – PAIN, – bursting – Occiput – extending – to top of head,is so severe she thinks head will burst and she will go crazy: CALC.

HEAD – PAIN, – bursting – Occiput – extending – over head,beginning in upper cervical region,causing bursting pain in forehead and eyeballs – agg.30 a.m.while lying,nausea,cold sweat and cold feet: Gels.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – Temples – thinking of the pain agg.: CHAM.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – Vertex – extending, – spine,to,no pain: benz-ac.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – asunder: agar.am-m. coff.Mur-ac. nat-s. op.Puls. staph. sul-ac. Verat.

HEAD – PULSATING,beating,throbbing – Brain,seems to be in – beating of,against skull – throbbing pain in middle of brain,every morning,lasts all day: calc.

EYE – INFLAMMATION – iris – syphilitic – bursting pain in eyeball,temple and side of face STAPH.

TEETH – PAIN, – burst,as of would: sabin. thuj.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – bursting,ovaries – Uterus,as if something hard burst: elaps

LARYNX-TRACHEA – PAIN, – bursting: kali-ar. 3

  • Cramping:- On and off in intensity, muscular, like  tied in a knot.2

HEAD – PAIN, – Forehead,in – alternating – crampy pain in chest at last tearing in nose and shoulders: lachn.

HEAD – PAIN, – cramping – Sides – left – cold,crampy: phos.

HEAD – PAIN, – drawing – Occiput – sides of – cramp like: kali-n. Sulph.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – cramplike: ars. colch. ph-ac. Plat. ran-s. zinc.

EXTERNAL THROAT – PAIN – Sides – motion,on – cramping: cimic.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – cramping,griping – alternating – with pain in chest: Ran-b.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – cramping,spermatic cord: arg-met. kali-c. NUX-V.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – aching – Wrist – crampy: com.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – drawing – Hand – back of – crampy: anac. arg-met. 3

  • Cutting:- Sharp, knife like.2

HEAD – PAIN, – cutting,darting,stabbing – brain were cut to pieces,on stopping,as if: nicc.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – cutting: bell.

FACE – PAIN, – burning – cutting: chin.

ABDOMEN – MOVEMENTS of the foetus – urinate,with desire to,pain in bladder and cutting pain: thuj.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – cutting – false labor pains,like: kali-c.

BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URGING to urinate (morbid desire) – frequent – cutting pain from umbilical to ovarian region: coloc.

BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URINATION, – interrupted (intermittent) – spurts,in swelled prostate,with each spurt cutting pain: PULS.

KIDNEY-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – cutting – ureters – alternating with pain in glans: canth.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – stitching – cutting: Calc.coc-c. Lach.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – cutting – Penis – burning cutting: ph-ac.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – labor pains – cutting,left to right: ip.

LARYNX-TRACHEA – PAIN, – cutting,larynx: all-c. Arg-met. canth. kali-n. manc.

EXTREMITIES – SWELLING – Lower Limbs – painful – cutting: ph-ac. 3

  • Drawing:- Like pulling inwards.2

HEAD – PAIN, – drawing – preceded by drawing in armpit: petr.

HEAD – PAIN, – drawing – Forehead – alternating with pains in the wrist: sulph.

HEAD – PAIN, – drawing – Forehead – eyes,above – feel as if projecting,with sensation as if a thread were tightly drawn through eyeball and – backward into middle of brain,sight weak: PAR.

HEAD – PAIN, – drawing – Occiput – sides of – drawn back,as if head would be: nat-c.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – Temples – alternating with drawing in occiput: bry.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – drawing: kreos. Mang. sil. squil.

HEAD – PAIN, – stunning,stupefying – drawing: asar.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – drawing – boring,drawing,tearing: carb-an.

EYE – PAIN – drawing – pain in occiput during: Carb-v.

EYE – PULLING sensation: crot-t.mur-ac.raph. sep.

TEETH – PAIN, – sore,bruised – air,from drawing in: bell.

TEETH – PAIN, – stitching,stinging – air,when drawing in: am-c. ant-c.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – cutting – drawing in abdomen,on: valer.

BLADDER-URINARY ORGANS – URINATION, – dysuria – menses,suppressed and drawing pains in abdomen,with: Puls.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – stitching – drawing,when not urinating: merc.

 MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – drawing – penis: IOD. 

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – drawing:Aur. bar-c. mosch.

CHEST – PAIN – boring – drawing: colch.

CHEST – PAIN – digging – Heart, – as if heart and ovary were drawn together:Naja

BACK – PAIN – drawing – Spine – sitting and stooping, like a painful weakness,while: zinc.

BACK – PAIN – tearing – drawing: cham. nux-v. op.stram.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – drawing – Shoulder – alternating with – drawing pain in hips: bry.

CHILL – SHAKING,shivering,rigors – long-lasting – the whole day,with drawing pains in throat and back: verat3

  • Dull pain:- Constant, mild to moderate intensity.2

HEAD – PAIN, – jerking – Forehead – alternating with dull aching: stann.

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – Forehead – eyes,over – pressive pain above left eye,followed by a dull,pressive pain in occipital protuberances,thence spr – on quick motion and after eating pain so severe that it seemed a distinct pulsation in head: Bry.

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – dull: mag-m.sep. sil.

HEAD – SHOCKS,blows,jerks,etc. – Occiput – dull,heavy,throbbing pain through head,will sensation like a heavy blow on back of head and neck: cann-i.

TEETH – PAIN, – dull – upper molars, – with tearing pain in cheek bone: anag.

STOMACH – EMPTINESS,weak feeling,faintness,goneness,hungry feeling – forenoon –  33 a.m. – with dull pain: hydr.

URETHRA-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – stitching – dull: cic. merc

BACK – PAIN – aching – Spine – dull sensation as from fullness of blood: phos.

BACK – PAIN – pressing – Sacral region – dull instrument,as from a: mosch. 3

  • Foreign body as if:- Sensation of something present i.e.not normally there.2

HEAD – FOREIGN body in right side of brain,as if: con.

HEAD – PAIN, – Occiput – foreign body,as if: arg-met.

HEAD – PAIN, – foreign body,as if: Con. fl-ac. rhod.

EAR – PAIN – foreign body in,as if : phos.

THROAT INTERNAL – FOREIGN body,sensation of – string,as if a: sabad.valer.

GENERALS – FOREIGN BODIES,sensation as if small foreign bodies or grains of sand were under the skin: COCAIN. 3

  • Gnawing:- Intermittent intensity,annoying, chewing.2

HEAD – PAIN, – pressing – gnawing: Ran-s.

MOUTH – PAIN – gnawing in Gums: Euph. Puls.

STOMACH – PAIN – gnawing – pain in stomach,during:Lyc.

RECTUM – PAIN – gnawing: Carb-v. elaps ferr. merc. phos.stann.

KIDNEY-URINARY ORGANS – PAIN – gnawing: Berb. Tarent.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – gnawing,testes: ph-ac.plat.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – gnawing: kali-c. Lyc.

CHEST – PAIN – gnawing: calc. calc-p. Colch. mang. mosch. ran-s. ruta3

  • Grasping:- Squeezing, pulling.2

HEAD – PAIN, – grasping : arg-n. ars. con. hell. mag-m. nat-s.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – grasping,ovaries: lil-t. 3

  • Grinding:-Involves motion,wearing smooth by friction or motion. 2

HEAD – PAIN, – grinding: agar. anac. aur. myric.

EYE – PAIN – grinding: xan.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – grinding,shooting,spermatic cord,morning: phyt.

FEMALE GENITALIA – PAIN – grinding: Con.

BACK – PAIN – Lumbar region – walking, – on uneven ground: podo. Thuj.

EXTREMITIES -PAIN -burning – Foot – sole – night – putting them to the ground: mur-ac. 3

  • Grubling:- Chronic, changing but constantly there, mild to moderate.2

HEAD – PAIN, – grumbling: hep. indg. sul-ac.

TEETH – PAIN, – grumbling: aur. bar-c. cann-s. carb-an. cham. kali-i. kali-n. lil-t RHOD. sep. 3

  • Hacking:- Cut, notch, slice.2

HEAD – PAIN, – hacking: am-c. ars. aur. kali-n. lyc. ph-ac. 3

  • Jerking:-  Pain makes you move,not a pain,its like something that happens in body.2

HEAD – PAIN, – stitching – jerking: Nat-m. nux-v. puls.

HEAD – PAIN, – tearing,rending – aching,tearing,jerking : phos.

HEAD – SHOCKS,blows,jerks,etc. – Occiput – dull,heavy,throbbing pain through head,will sensation like a heavy blow on back of head and neck: cann-i.

FACE – PAIN, – tearing – jerking: agar.am-m.Carb-v. Puls. rhod.

TEETH – PAIN, – pressing – transitory jerking in upper molars and jaws,right side,in afternoon: all-s.

EXTERNAL THROAT – PAIN – drawing, – jerking left side : indg.

ABDOMEN – PAIN, – jerking: carbn-s.

MALE GENITALIA – PAIN – jerking,spermatic cord: ang. mang. ox-ac. plb.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – jerking : am-m. CARBN-S. Puls.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Joints – jerking : mang. nat-c. plat. sul-ac. verat.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Upper Limbs – jerking: Arn. bell. ran-b. rhus-v. Valer.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Elbow – jerking : rhus-t.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Hand – bones,jerking : anac.chin.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – tearing – Shoulder – jerking: Chin. sulph.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – tearing – Upper Arm – jerking : Chin. ph-ac. sulph.

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – tearing – Thigh – jerking: Rhus-t  3

Conclusion:– There are many homeopathic remedies under different rubrics which cover the symptoms & character of pain and selected with help of repertory. Pain is perhaps the most widespread and arresting symptom of which patients complain. “The use of repertory in homoeopathic practice is a necessity if one is to do careful work. Our Materia medica is so cumbersome without a repertory that the best prescriber must meet with only indifferent results.”Dr.J.T .Kent.

References:- 

  1. Cohen M, Quintner J, Rysewyk S. Reconsidering the IASP definition of pain. PAIN Reports; 2017.
  2. Khanaj VR. Reperire. 5th ed. New Delhi : Indian books & periodical publishers; 2011.
  3. Kent JT. Repertory of  the Homoeopathic Materia Medica. Reprint ed. New Delhi:B.Jain Publishers;2007.

Dr.Babita Rani Jamwal, M.D.(Hom.) Part II  from Repertory branch in Dr.M.P.K.Homoeopathic Medical college, Hospital and Research centre a constituent college of Homoeopathy University, Jaipur. 

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