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AcuteHomeopathicKeynotes

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Inhomeopathyprescriptionisdoneonthetotalityofthecharacteristicsymptoms,asHahnemannsaidinthe
Organon.Prescriptiononasinglesymptomwhileignoringothercharacteristicsymptomsisnotgoodhomeopathy.So
whatistheroleofkeynotes?Thejobofthehomeopathistofindtheremedywhichismostsimilartothesymptomsof
thepatient.Butbecauseofthefinitecapacityofthemind,thehomeopathcanonlyconsideracertainnumberof
symptomsandremedieswhenselectingthemostsimilarremedy.Theroleofkeynotesistoguidethehomeopathin
selectingsymptomsandremedies.Ifasymptomisclearlyandstronglyexpressedbythepatientandthatsymptomis
akeynoteofaremedy,thatremedybecomesacandidatetobeconsideredwhenchoosingthemostsimilarremedy.
Theroleofthekeynoteistohelpthehomeopathtokeepfrombeinglostinamassofdetails.However,theselection
isonlyonestepinchoosingtheremedy.Themateriamedicaisalwaysthefinalauthorityinchoosingtheremedy.So
howdoesasymptombecomeakeynoteofaremedy?Keynotesarebasedontheclinicalexperienceof
homeopaths.Whenahomeopathfindsthatasymptomisareliableguidetoaremedyitbecomesakeynoteofthat
remedy.Becausethisprocessissomewhatsubjective,differenthomeopathswilldisagreeonwhetherasymptomis
akeynote.Keynotesareausefultoolinselectingthemostsimilarremedy.However,knowledgeoftherepertoryand
materiamedicaareequallyimportant.
ThekeynotesherehavebeenselectedfromNash'sRegionalLeaders.IhaveselectedkeynotesthatIhopeacute
prescriberswillfinduseful.
Aconite
Whenlittlesharpforeignbodieshaveenteredtheeyes,beforetheycanberemoved,andafter
removal.
Croupycough,awakinginfirstsleep,particularlywithchildren,afterdry,coldwestwind.
AlliumCepa
Copious,watery,acriddischargefromthenose,andwateringblanddischargefromtheeyes.
Constantsneezingwithprofuseacridcoryza,whencomingintoawarmroom.
Apismellifica
Sudden,shrill,piercingscreams(awakeorsleeping).
Oedematousswellingofthethroatuvulahangsdownandlookslikeatransparentbagfilledwithwater.
ArnicaMontana
Fearofbeingtouchedbypersonscomingtowardshim.
Badeffectevenininflammations,frommechanicalinjuries,falls,bruises,andcontusions.
ArsenicumAlbum
Verygreatanguishandrestlessnesscannotrestanywhere,movesfromplacetoplacewantstogo
fromonebedtoanother.
Unquenchablethirstdrinksoften,butlittleatatimethewaterdisagrees.
Belladonna
Pulsemuchincreasedinforceandfrequency,withthrobbingofcarotidandtemporalarteries.
Skinissohotitburnsthehandtotouch.
BryoniaAlba

Veryirritable,inclinedtobeangry,chilly,oraredfaceandheatinthehead.
Thegreatcharacteristicisaggravationfrommotion.
Cantharis
Tenesmusofthebladderurinescaldsandburnspasseddropbydrop.
Paininloins,kidneysandabdomen,withsuchpainonurinationthathecouldnotpassasingledrop
withoutwantingtomoanorscream.
CarboVegetabilis
Greatsuffocationdesirestobefannedmusthavemoreair.
Collapse,coldsweat,coldbreath,coldtongue,voicelost,extremepallororgreenishcolorofface.
Chamomilla
Whining,restlessnesschildwillbequietonlywhencarried,whichseemstorelieveit.
Childwantsdifferentthings,andrepelsthemwhengettingthem.
GelsemiumSempervirens
Copiousdischargeofclearlimpidurine>theheadache.
Feverheatwithdrowsiness,littlethirstfeelsveryweakandlanguidwantstoliestilltremblesifhe
attemptstomove.
HeparSulphurisCalcareum
Sensationofasplinterorfishbonestickinginthethroat.
Greatsensitivenesstocoldaircannotbeartobeuncoveredcoughswhenanypartofthebodyis
uncoveredorcoldairstrikeshim.
HypericumPerforatum
Consequenceofspinalconcussions.
Injuriestopartsrichinsentientnerves,especiallyfingers,toes,andmatricesofmails.
IgnatiaAmara
Sadnessandsighingwithsobsandtearsandwillnotbecomforted,wantstobealone.Silentgrief.
Theremedyofgreatcontradictions(paradoxicalities)
Ipecacuanha
Nauseaintense,persistent,nothing>duringconvalescence.
Suffocationthreatensfromconstrictioninthroatandchestmuchmucus.
KaliBichromicum
Coughwithexpectorationofverytoughmucus,soviscidthatitdrawsoutinstringsdowntothefeet.
Ulcerationdeepasifcutoutwithapunchedgesirregular.
Lachesis
Hotflushes,metorrhagiaandothertroublesduringtheclimactericburningonvertex.
Greatsensibilityofthethroattotheslightesttouch,evenofthecollarorbedclothescanbearnothing
roundtheneck.

LedumPalustre
Stingsofinsects,especiallymosquitoespuncturedwounds.
Rheumaticpainsare<inwarmthofbedandbedcovering,onlywhenholdingfeetincoldwater.
MagnesiaPhosphorica
Flatulentcolicforcingthepatienttobenddouble>fromheat,rubbingspasmodicpainsgenerally
Painslightninglikecomingandgoing.
MercuriusVivus
Painfuldrynessofthroatwithsalivation,whentonsilsthreatentosuppuratesharpstickingpainswhen
swallowing.
Mostcomplaints<intheeveningoratnightfromheatofbedandduringperspiration.
NuxVomica
Greatheatwholebodyburninghot,yetmustbecoveredup,astheleastuncoveringormotionmakes
himchilly.
Oversensitivenesstoexternalimpressions,cannottoleratenoise,talking,music,strongodors,bright
light.
Phosphorus
Wantscoldfoodanddrink,icecreamis>bythem.
Slightwoundsbleedmuch.
Pulsatilla
Stomachdisorderedfromcakes,pastry,richorfatfood.
Thirstlessnesswithmostallcomplaints.
RhusToxicodendron
Lumbagofromsleepingondampsheets,orgroundongettingwetwhileperspiringpains,strain,etc.,
<whileatrestonbeginningtomove>whengetsinmotionandbypressure.
Painsasifsprainedailmentsfromsprainingorstraining,lifting,particularlyfromreachinguphighfor
things.
Sulphur
Diarrhoeasomehoursaftermidnight,ordrivingoutofbedearlyinthemorning,5a.m.
Alltheorificesofthebodyareredasifpressedfullofblood.