Study of rubrics related to Rain in repertories of Kent,Synthesis and Complete

Dr Yati A P Srivastava, B.H.M.S., M.D.(Hom.)

Repertory is a systematically and logically arranged index to the homoeopathic materia medica, which is full of information collected from toxicology, drug proving and clinical experience. J.T. Kent’s Repertory of Homoeopathic Materia Medica is the most popular among the practitioners on account of its reliability, completeness and appropriateness. Kent has used all the old works on the homoeopathic materia medica, but he did not incorporate numerous symptoms and drugs, which were insufficiently confirmed. 

Dr Barthel and Dr Klunker collected data from various possible sources and published them in the form of Synthetic Repertory. Later in 1996, Roger van Zandvoort compiled Complete Repertory with his team.

We know that all the three repertories have rubrics related to rain. These rubrics can be grouped in the following manner for easy accessibility and reference.

1) DELUSIONS REGARDING RAIN

Kent Repertory

  • MIND – DELUSIONS, – rain, from having wet cloth on head, thought he had been out in

Complete Repertory

  • MIND – DELUSIONS, imaginations – rain
  • MIND – DELUSIONS, imaginations – rain – out in the rain, he had been, from having wet cloth on head

Synthesis Repertory

  • MIND – DELUSIONS – rain
  • MIND – DELUSIONS – rain – hearing the rain
  • MIND – DELUSIONS – rain – it is raining
  • MIND – DELUSIONS – rain – out in the rain from having a wet cloth on the head; thought he had been
  • MIND – DELUSIONS – rain – tears of the world; rain is

2) FEAR OF RAIN

This rubric is present in all the three repertories. Elaps is the remedy common in them.

Kent Repertory

  • MIND – FEAR – rain,of

Complete Repertory

  • MIND – FEAR – rain, of

Synthesis Repertory

  • MIND – FEAR – rain, of

3) MENTAL CONDITIONS DURING RAIN

Apart from fear and delusion of rain, there are other mental conditions of patient which are found during rain or in rainy season. The rubrics are as follows:

Kent Repertory

  • MIND – DISCONTENTED,displeased,dissatisfied,etc. – rainy weather,during
  • MIND – IRRITABILITY – weather in rainy or cloudy

Complete Repertory

  • MIND – DISCONTENTED, displeased, dissatisfied – weather, in rainy
  • MIND – IRRITABILITY – weather – rainy or cloudy, in
  • MIND – MOROSE, sulky, cross, fretful, ill-humor, peevish – weather – rainy, from
  • MIND – SADNESS, despondency, depression, melancholy – rheumatism, with – rain agg.
  • MIND – THOUGHTS – thoughtful – weather, in cold, rainy

Synthesis Repertory

  • MIND – ANXIETY – weather – rain; about
  • MIND – DISCONTENTED – rainy weather; during
  • MIND – DISCONTENTED – weather – rainy weather; during
  • MIND – IRRITABILITY – weather; in rainy or cloudy
  • MIND – MOROSE – weather – rainy; from
  • MIND – TRANQUILLITY – rain; from heavy

4) HEAD COMPLAINTS DURING RAIN

The complaints of head like itching or pain during rainy weather are represented by the following rubrics:

Kent Repertory

  • HEAD – ERUPTION – itching – rainy weather,in
  • HEAD – ITCHING of scalp – rainy weather

Complete Repertory

  • HEAD – ITCHING – Scalp – rainy weather
  • HEAD PAIN – GENERAL – rain
  • HEAD PAIN – GENERAL – weather – wet, rainy

Synthesis Repertory

  • HEAD – ERUPTIONS – itching – weather; rainy
  • HEAD – ITCHING of scalp – weather – rainy
  • HEAD – PAIN – rain

5) EYE & EAR COMPLAINTS DURING RAIN

The complaints of vision and ears during rainy weather are represented by the following rubrics:

Kent Repertory

  • VISION – RAIN,seems looking through rain
  • EAR – NOISES in – rain,sound of
  • EAR – PAIN – wind, – and rain

Complete Repertory

  • VISION – MOVING – objects seem to be – car in the rain
  • VISION – RAIN, seems to be looking through
  • EAR – NOISES in – rain, sound of
  • EAR – PAIN – General – wind, in cold – rain, and

Synthesis Repertory

  • VISION – MOVING – objects seem to be moving – car in rain seems to be moving
  • VISION – RAIN, seems looking through rain
  • EAR – NOISES in – rain, sound of
  • EAR – PAIN – weather – rainy

6) SKIN COMPLAINTS DURING RAIN

Only Synthesis Repertory has rubrics related to skin. Kent Repertory & Complete Repertory do not have any rubric related to skin complaints during rain. 

Synthesis Repertory

  • EXTREMITIES – CORNS – shooting – weather; during rainy
  • EXTREMITIES – CORNS – stinging – weather; in rainy

7) FEVER DURING RAIN

The rubrics concerning with fever are during rainy weather are represented as follows: 

Kent Repertory 

  • CHILL – EXPOSURE,after – rains,during

Complete Repertory

  • CHILL – CHILLINESS – rain agg.
  • CHILL – EXPOSURE, after – rains, during

Synthesis Repertory

  • CHILL – EXPOSURE, after – rains; during
  • FEVER – TYPHOID FEVER – rainy season; during

8) DREAMS RELATED TO RAIN

All the three repertories have rubrics regarding dreams of rain. They are as follows:

Kent Repertory

  • SLEEP – DREAMS, – rain,of being soaked in

Complete Repertory

  • MIND – DREAMS – rain, of being soaked in

Synthesis Repertory

  • DREAMS – RAIN
  • DREAMS – SEXUAL – rain; having sex in the
  • DREAMS – SOAKED with rain, being

9) JOINT COMPLAINTS DURING RAIN

Kent Repertory does not have any rubric related to joint complaints during rain. The rubrics in other repertories are:

Complete Repertory

  • EXTREMITY PAIN – LOWER LIMBS – sciatica – women, especially, agg. motion, yet not amel. by lying, agg. in rainy, stormy weather

Synthesis Repertory

  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Joints – rheumatic – weather – rainy

10) AGGRAVATION DURING RAIN

Synthesis Repertory has 9 rubrics of general & particular aggravation during rain. Kent Repertory does not have any rubric regarding aggravation during rain while Complete Repertory contains 3 rubrics. 

Complete Repertory 

  • GENERALITIES – RAIN agg.
  • GENERALITIES – WEARINESS – tendency – weather, at change of, to stormy or rainy weather
  • GENERALITIES – WEATHER – rain, during

Synthesis Repertory

  • MIND – RAIN
  • MIND – WEATHER – rain
  • HEAD – RAIN
  • HEAD – WEATHER – rainy
  • TEETH – WEATHER – rainy
  • GENERALS – RAIN
  • GENERALS – WEATHER – rainy
  • GENERALS – WEATHER – rainy – agg. – heavy rains; especially
  • GENERALS – WEATHER – wet weather – rains; especially heavy

11) AMELIORATION DURING RAIN

Kent Repertory has only one rubric regarding amelioration of headache during rain while Synthesis Repertory has one rubrics of general amelioration during rain. Complete Repertory does not have any such rubric. 

Kent Repertory

  • HEAD – PAIN, – rain amel.

Synthesis Repertory

  • MIND – WEATHER – rain – trickling of the rain amel.

12) OTHER CONDITIONS RELATED TO RAIN

Apart from the above conditions, there are some other conditions of patient which are found during rain or in rainy season. These rubrics are present in Complete & Synthesis Repertory and are as follows:

Complete Repertory

  • PERSPIRATION – ODOR – musty – old rain water
  • SKIN – COLDNESS – icy – rain, as if in

Synthesis Repertory

  • STOMACH – THIRST – weather – rainy
  • EXTREMITIES – HEAT – Hands – weather, even in cold and rainy
  • GENERALS – WET – sensation of being wet – rain; as if exposed to soaking

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Repertory of Homoeopathic Materia Medica – James Tyler Kent
  • Synthesis Repertory – Frederik Schroyens
  • Complete Repertory – Roger van Zandvoort
  • Essentials of Repertorisation – Shashi Kant Tiwari

Dr. Yati A.P. Srivastava B.H.M.S., M.D.(Hom.)(Repertory)
Assistant Professor,Department of Repertory
Naiminath Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Agra, U.P.

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