Important Clinical rubrics from ‘General’ chapter of Complete repertory

Important Clinical rubrics from General chapter of  Complete repertory 

Dr Mansoor Ali 

Many of the rubrics and sub-rubrics represented in Complete repertory by Roger Von Zondvoort are not available in similar repertories – at the same time, we are commonly encountering in daily clinical practice. Here are some good rubrics from the generals chapter which will be useful for a general practitioner in homoeopathy

Generals
The rubric arrangement in chapter General in Complete repertory is somewhat different from other repertories.

It starts with the rubric, Alternating States, then Sides, Time, Climate etc…Time arranged as am/pm not as 24 hour in Synthesis repertory. Evening Starts from 6pm and night starts from 9pm. Climate rubrics are not alphabetical. Location giver first in almost all chapters (Locations given at the end of chapters in Synthesis)

  • Alternating States 
  • Sides
  • Time
  • Climate
  • Appearing 
  • Periodical
  • Extension 
  • Radiating – Spreading 
  • Internal 
  • Parts 
  • Spots
  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Connective tissue 
  • Glands, liver, spleen
  • Joints
  • Mucus membrane
  • Muscles
  • Nails
  • Nerves
  • Orifices
  • Serous membrane
  • Sphincters
  • Tendon
  • Veins

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  • Abscess – aborting remedies, foreign bodies from 
  • Absorbent action of pus
  • Adenoids removal after 
  • Adhesions – operations after 
  • Air conditioning <
  • Arthocace – tubercular abscess
  • Auburn (red hair)
  • Bathing – river, summer in 
  • Birth control pills 
  • Blood test – never been since 
  • Bony people
  • Brittle bones – climacteric period
  • Calcareous deposits stimulates 
  • Callus formation to stimulates 
  • Catheterisation after 
  • Chemotherapy effects of 
  • Child hood diseases absent 
  • Children complaints – fed improperly, handicapped 
  • Chronic diseases 
  • Climacteric period
  • Cold – hot days and cold nights 
  • Coldness – menses during 
  • Combing <
  • Complaints – acute, diverse, recurrent, many
  • Complexion 
  • Congenital diseases 
  • Conduction delayed in nerves
  • Condylomata suppressed 
  • Constitution 
  • Contradictory and alternating states 
  • Convalescence – inflammation after, viral, sickness after prolonged 
  • Convulsions – so many useful sub rubrics
  • Cortico steroids after 
  • Crouched body (stoop shouldered)
  • Deformation – birth defects
  • Delivery – forceps after 
  • Dentition – wisdom 
  • Development arrested 
  • Driving car <
  • Dust 
  • Dying babies 
  • Ebb (low tide)
  • Electricity < , shock 
  • Emaciation – diabetes ins, ovary complaints, bottle fed infants, masturbation from, tuberculosis in 
  • Endurance – lot of energy 
  • Eruption – suppressed from 
  • Exostosis – painful 
  • Extraction teeth from 
  • Faintness – periodic, asthma from, crowded room in,pain from, standing <
  • Feels good and bad alternatively 
  • Floating sensation 
  • Frial as if body were 
  • Gait – reeling drunkards in 
  • Good health before paroxysm
    Hardness – appearing gradually, injuries after 
  • Heat – weakness with, flushes, climacteric period
  • Hereditary diseases 
  • Hormone treatment 
  • Hysterectomy after 
  • Ill sickness feeling 
  • Infectious disease after 
  • Infiltration 
  • Inflammation – joints, deformans arthritis (RA),acute, chronic recurrent
  • Injection after 
  • Injuries – boots from tight , nerves, soft parts, chronic, fracture bones, children, disposition to, old
  • Instability – physical
  • Intoxication (Murphy- toxicity) 
  • Jerking – convulsive
  • Lean people
  • Leeches application from 
  • Lifting – reaching high 
  • Lightning ailments from 
  • Lithotripsy after 
  • Malaria – ailments from 
  • Many complaints 
  • Mental exertion – slightest 
  • Metastasis – one disease Ito another 
  • Mobile phone radiation <
  • Mononucleosis after 
  • Mountain sickness
  • Numbness – one sided, grasping objects, pain from 
  • Obesity – asthma with, climacteric period, delivery after, dysfunction ovary, young, children, hormonal, thyroid in 
  • Odors – flower, perfumes
  • Old age premature
  • Operation after 
  • Ovulation ailments during 
  • Oxygenation defective
  • Paint smell <
  • Paralysis –  apoplexy after, atrophy with, infectious disease after, numbness with vaccination after, bulbar, infantile, poliomyelitis, laundry’s, ascending paralysis, progressive, toxic – lead poisoning from 
  • Parasites ailments from
  • Pregnancy 
  • Premature babies 
  • Pressure – boots shoe of 
  • Progressive disease 
  • Psora & Syphilis – ebriosum (addiction to drink)
  • Pulsation – Synchronous
  • Pustules from malignant 
  • Reaction – lack of 
  • Reading < 
  • Recovery slow
  • Relapses of complaints
  • Remedies – fail to act,  over sensitive
  • Removal of tonsils after 
  • Riding ship from
  • Room – close < 
  • School after 
  • Sciatica ailments from 
  • Separated parts from body feels
  • Septic condition after 
  • Short sensation 
  • Shrugging < 
  • Smell ailments from bad
  • Soft feeling of hard parts 
  • Spitting <
  • Squatting down <
  • Stay erect difficult to 
  • Stool does not >
  • Strangling sensation 
  • Sun – Sunburn, Sunstroke
  • Swelling – oedematous – heart complaints from, kidney, liver, cancer, ovarian,angioedema, joints etc.
  • Symmetrical complaints
  • Syphilis – men, some, congenital, hereditary
  • Thicker everything touching 
  • Tide high <
  • Tobacco- sexual desire diminished
  • Transfusion ailments from 
  • Trembling – intention tremor, news after bad, old people, writing while
  • Tropical, damp marshy countries 
  • Tube as through a metal 
  • Tumors – lipoma,r/cfibroid,neurofibromatoses,grape like, keloid tissue
  • Turn in a circle inclination to 
  • Ulcers – Cancerous
  • Uncleanliness <
  • Undressing >
  • Urination – holding retaining on 
  • Urticaria after 
  • Vaccination after – prophylactic 
  • Vegetarians
  • Violent complaints
  • Viral disease after
  • Vitality decreasing 
  • Walking bare foot 
  • Wandering complaints 
  • Warts
  • Water – working in, working desire 
  • Weakness – alternating with, night, summer, periodic, assimilation imperfect, climacteric, delivery after, diabetes in, fever after, jaundice in, nursing, nutritional complaints from, old people, pain from, ovulation during, tuberculosis in, uterine complaints in, extreme, hysterical
  • Wet getting <
  • Whiteness of parts 
  • Women complaints 
  • Worm – children, sweets from, taenia
  • Worm under skin
  • Wounds – animals, dogs, reptiles, constitutional effects of, the expulsion of fish bone, foreign body, heal slow
  • X-ray – exposure from

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