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Schwabe News Volume 3 | Issue 3 | June 2012

Fucus vesiculosus

This drug is often used in mother tincture for thyroid problems and related obesity. To establish its curative efficacy in homoeopathic doses, this proving was conducted by David Riley with the support from Deutsche Homöopathie-Union (DHU), the homoeopathic division of Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Germany, using 12CH in 1995 with 17 females and 7 male provers.

This drug is available with Schwabe India in 6CH, 12CH, 30CH, 200CH and 1M as well as in mother tincture. The increase in the sale of this dilution shows that the usage among homoeopaths is rising.

Important proving symptoms

General appetite was increased or decreased. Exhaustion and weariness. Headache especially in the temples and extending to the neck. Soreness of the throat, aching pain of the female system. Hyper motility and also stasis of the gastrointestinal system, causing constipation or diarrhoea as well as abdominal cramping and flatulence.

Mind

Impulse to bite his partner in an aggressive/sexual mode and bites his pillow instead. Dreams of having her hand cut off with a knife. Dreams of sleeping next to bears. Rudeness to a waiter. Bursts into tears.

Head

Headache ameliorated by moist heat and brushing the hair. Localized at the base, behind the eyes, in the forehead, and especially the temples, on the right side. Pain that radiates and extends into the neck. The nature of the pain is sore, pressing and shooting.

Throat

Soreness, especially in evening. Mucus in throat. Pain on swallowing. Scratchy pain.

Stomach

Increased or decreased appetitie. Rumbling and gurgling noises. Nausea. Burning. Vomiting with nausea.

Abdomen

Cramping pain, followed by stool, diarrhea and vomiting. Flatulence associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea. Gurgling. Premenstrual distension.

Rectum

Flatulence. Constipation, with ineffectual urging and straining. Burning pressing pain and itching.

Female

Aching pain, of the vagina, ovaries and uterus. Copious menses with large clots. Bleeding before the menstrual cycle. Yellow leucorrhea.

Male

Increased sexual desire.

Back

Pain, worse in the dorsal region of the upper back near the scapulae, lumbar region. Bending forward aggravates the pain.

Sleep

Sleepiness. Waking with desire to urinate.

Generalities

Decreased energy. Desires broccoli and oranges. Influenza. Flushes of heat. Excessive physical irritability. Generalized muscle pain. Exhaustion, especially in the morning. Better with motion.

Reference: David S. Riley, Materia Medica of New and Old Homoeopathic Medicines, Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2012, pp 77-79.