Homeopathic Acute Prescribing V
Flu as an Example
The main issue in Bryonia is that their symptoms are “worse from motion and better from pressure.” This dynamic can refer to any of their symptoms, some examples being:
Overall, the homeopathic patient feels better lying perfectly still.
A headache feels best when lying still, with hands pressed to forehead or temples.
Coughing is painful (because it involves motion); when coughing, the homeopathic patients hold their hands tight on their chest or else bends over, putting pressure on their chest and limiting the motion.
A stomach ache makes them want to curl up in a ball, putting pressure on their stomach and keeping them still.
Bryonia also has a lot of dryness: dry cough, dry mouth, dry throat perhaps with hoarseness, and a big thirst. Bryonia drinks a lot at once, so that they can quench their thirst without moving too much.
The Bryonia patient tends to be overheated and prefers not to be wrapped up or to stay in a warm room.
Emotionally, Bryonia tends to be irritable and want to be left alone. Having people around may interfere with their ability to stay completely still, which is their only hope of relief. They may worry about the work or school they are missing while they are sick.
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