Thuja national center for dry itchy patches on skin spreading homeopathy

The American Arbor Vitae is a "spiry ever-green attaining a height of from 20 to 50 feet, though generally not above 40, and a diameter of about 10 to 20 feet through the greatest breadth of foliage." It abounds in the upper zones of North America, from Pennsylvania northwards, where it "often forms what are commonly known as cedar-swamps.

Hahnemann found in Thuja the antidote to the miasm of the condition which he termed Sycosis, meaning thereby the constitutional disease resulting from constitutional gonorrhoea, and having as its characteristic manifestation excrescences, sometimes dry in the form of warts, more frequently soft, spongy, emitting a fetid fluid with a sweetish odor something like herring brine, bleeding readily and having the coxcomb or cauliflower form.

Teste remarks that in the period when the doctrine of Signatures prevailed the "resinous callosities of the stems and leaves of Thuja occ. might have seemed an indication that the plant was the specific for sycosis and warts." Teste dismisses this idea, but he asks whether resinous substances which have the power of modifying vegetable juices in a peculiar way may not affect the animal fluids in the same manner.

Hering gives this as the action of Thuja (1) on the fluids: "dissolution of fluids of the body, which become acrid, probably caused by Thuja perverting lymphatic secretions, disturbs digestion and sanguification", and this (2) in the vegetative sphere: "A surplus of producing life, nearly unlimited proliferation of pathological vegetations, condylomata, warty sycotic excrescences, spongy tumours, and spongy pock exudates [which] organize hastily, all morbid manifestations are excessive, but appear quietly, so that the beginning of the diseased state is scarcely know." Boenninghausen found Thuja both preventive and curative in an epidemic of small-pox.

When he was given a second dose the following night he has observed new symptoms: "Thuja in fact has a very marked action on sleep, and its symptoms appear by preference at night the headache, for example." This is the case: Miss R., 40, complained of her head, especially at certain moments, when ideas which did not concern her in the least came to her as if some one else was thinking by her side.

My head and eyes pained me when there was much movement, as when several people were speaking at once." The effect of the dose she described thus: "After having taken the Thuja I tasted a sweet repose, the next morning a complete transformation had taken place in the head, the weight was gone, the eyes were more fresh, the brain free." Goullon cured a lady who had headache for a year, on waking felt as if a tight hoop enclosed of forehead, not passing away till noon.

This is related to the general paretic weakness of Thuja. The patient feels she "could not go on exerting any longer." Burnett (H. W., xxv. 487) records a case of lichen urticatus in a boy of fourteen, which came into his hands after a long course of treatment, external, internal, and dietetic, at the hands of allopathic specialists without result.

A keynote of Cooper’s for Thuja is, "its pains keep extending from their original site." Another indication of his is, "pains better by wrapping up." Thuja is Suited to: (1) Hydrogenoid constitutions (possessing "an increased capacity to contain water, hence rain, cold, damp weather, beds, and food that increase the number of molecules of water in the system worse the symptoms").

Diarrhoea, &c., after vaccination, Sil. Affections of tea-drinkers, Sep. Urinary affections, Canth. Effects of fat food, Ipec., Carb-v., Puls. Fissure about anus, Nit-ac. Graph. Dry, whitish scales on skin, Ars., Calc., Dulc., Lyc., Sep., Sil. Vaginismus, extreme sensitiveness, Sil. Hissing or singing of kettle in right ear, Lyc. Violent movements of foetus, Op., Croc., Sil., Sul. Sense of levitation, Calc., Cann-i., Con., Gels., Sil., Stic. p., Tic douleureux, Spi., Coccin. Phimosis, Cann-s., Merc., Sul., Nit-ac., Sep., Rhus, Sabi. Left ovarian pains, Colo., Bry., Phos. Yellow-staining leucorrhoea, Agn-c., Carb-a., Chel., Kre., Nit-ac., Nux, Prun-s., Sep. Tongue: Ulcer on right border, Sil. (on left, Apis), semi lateral swelling of, Calc., Sil., Lauro. (Lauro., left half with loss of speech), Semp. t. Piles worse sitting, Lyc. Ph-ac. (Better Ign.).