Rhus Tox

(Rhus toxicodendron)

Patient type Overwhelming restlessness that makes a person want to constantly change position, or get up and pace the room at night, even though they are in pain, suggests a need for this remedy. The person may feel extremely apprehensive when trying to fall asleep and be unable to stay in bed. Aching and stiffness are aggravated in cold damp weather and relieved by warm applications, baths or showers, and massage.

Patient is better for warm applications and warm baths, continued motion, warm dry weather, being wrapped up, changing position, holding the affected part.

Patient is worse for cold and wet conditions, after rain, being chilled when hot and sweaty, at night, before storms.

Mainly used for:

  • Backache
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chicken pox
  • Common cold
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Herpes simplex
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Rheumatism
  • Shingles
  • Strains and sprains

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