Aurum Metallicum; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Aurum Metallicum
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Aurum is indicated for those who have an exaggerated sense of duty combined with feelings of guilt and anxiety about perceived failings. This state can descend into a severe depression with thoughts of suicide which may be triggered by grief or disappointment in love. Aurum also a remedy for types of cardiac and vascular complaints or symptoms. Heat may surge through the veins and to the head to create a florid, reddened appearance. Symptoms improve with slow walking or in the early evening but others, such as bone pain, worsen at night – from sunset to sunrise. Music can improve symptoms, especially mental-emotional ones.

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Materia Medica of Aurum Metallicum

  • Mind – Irritable; holds everything in contempt. Full of desires, for what they know not.
  • Head – Bones of the skull feel crushed or bruised. Pain extends to teeth and root of the tongue.
  • Eyes – Inflamed, red. Pain through eyeballs. Profuse lachrymation. Cornea dim. Eyes tire from near vision. State of vision constantly changing. Spasm of accommodation from the irritable weakness of the ciliary muscle. Nausea from looking on moving objects.
  • Face – Blue rings around eyes. Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.
  • Nose – Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea. Epistaxis.
  • Stomach – Tongue usually clean. Mouth, moist; much saliva. Constant nausea and vomiting, with pale, twitching of face. Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus. Stomach feels relaxed as if hanging down. Hiccough.
  • Abdomen – Amebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst. Cutting, clutching; worse, around the navel. Body rigid; stretched out stiff.
  • Stools – Pitch-like green as grass, like frothy molasses, with griping at the navel. Dysenteric, slimy.
  • Female – Uterine hæmorrhage, profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea. Vomiting during pregnancy. Pain from navel to the uterus. Menses too early and too profuse.
  • Respiratory – Dyspnœa; constant constriction in chest. Asthma. Yearly attacks of difficult shortness of breathing. Continued sneezing; coryza; a wheezing cough. A cough incessant and violent, with every breath. Chest seems full of phlegm but does not yield to coughing. Bubbling rales. A suffocative cough; the child becomes stiff, and blue in the face. Whooping-cough, with a nosebleed, and from the mouth. Bleeding from lungs, with nausea; feeling of constriction; rattling cough. Croup. Hæmoptysis from slightest exertion (Millef). Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold. Complete aphonia.
  • Fever – Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine. Slightest chill with much heat, nausea, vomiting, and dyspnœa. Relapses from improper diet.
  • Sleep – With eyes half open. Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep (Ign).
  • Extremities – Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.
  • Skin – Pale, lax. Blue around eyes. Military rash.
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Uses/ Indications of Aurum Metallicum

  • Headaches
  • Photophobia; eye inflammation; pains around the eyes
  • Bone pains, worse at night
  • Sciatica; pain in the heels
  • Obstinate nasal obstruction; sinus problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • The person may have a feeling of isolation, joylessness and chronic fatigue.
  • Eating problems; anorexia nervosa.
  • Depression running in the family.
  • The choice of this remedy is based on these and other individual characteristics and symptoms.

Mental-emotional Problems

  • Sad and melancholic mood combined with an exaggerated sense of responsibility, duty, and honor.
  • Successful, industrious, conscientious, and hard-working.
  • Oversensitive to criticism. Easily humiliated.
  • Outbursts of anger, sometimes with trembling.
  • The anxiety of conscience.
  • Feelings of guilt and remorse about perceived failures.
  • Depression from a sense of failure or loss of property.
  • Suicidal thoughts from pain or despair – often about jumping from a height.
  • Feel alone or forsaken.

Head Problems

  • Surging of blood and heat with redness to the head.
  • Flushed and red face.
  • Severe sinusitis with boring pain at the root of the nose or inner right eye.

Eye Problems

  • The upper half of vision loss.

Chest Problems

  • Night-time palpitations which are worsened by anxiety or emotions.
  • Types of angina, rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis or pericarditis.

Sleep Problems

  • Moaning or crying out in sleep.
  • Chronic insomnia.

The Dosage of Aurum Metallicum

  • Adults: 4 drops into a tsp. of water 3 times a day. Children: 1/2 dose. Repeat at greater intervals as condition subsides. Or as directed bya lic. practitioner.

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