CENCHERIS CONTORTRIX [Cench]
Dreams of rape. Increased sexual desire in both sexes.
Ineffectual attempts to recline.
SYNONYM : Igonocephalus contortrix Ancistrodon.
COMMON NAME : Copperhead Snake
FAMILY : Ophidia
SOURCE : Solution of venom.
MODALITIES : < Pressure < Lying down < Afternoon, night
MIND : -Suspiciousness, thinks her husband is going to put her in an insane asylum.
-Mistrustful of everyone, especially in the afternoon (3-8 p.m.) -Jealousy, quarrelsome, scolding.
-Alternating moods; excitement in morning, sadness in evening.
-Absent-minded, dreamy, sensation as if in a dream.
-Presentiment of death; of a sudden death.
-Fear to go to sleep, fear will suffocate, during sleep.
-Fear of penetration, of pins, of stings, of pointed objects.
-Dreams-amorous, lascivious -frightful, vivid, horrible, cannot be shaken off during waking hours.
-of seeing rape, of copulating animals, indecent, of men and women.
-that she is pursued for the purpose of rape.
-that he has committed rape.
-Delusions- that he is persecuted, that he is in different places at a time.
-Time passes too slowly, appears longer.
-Anxiety-in evening in bed, after midnight.
-in chest (region of heart) while lying.
-Restlessness; mental physical.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Right sided affections.
-Allergies < spring.
-Tight clothing unbearable [Lach]. Wants clothing loose.
-Increased sexual desire in both sexes.
-Head-Aching pain in left frontal eminence, left side of teeth.
-Swelling above eyes, below, brow, like an over-hanging bag of waters.
-G.I.T.-Empty swallowing difficult, with easy swallowing of solids and liquids.
-Thirst for small quantities of water.
-Female genitalia-Right ovarian region painful < walking.
-C.V.S.-Pulsating sensation in various parts, synchronous with heart beat.
-Heart feels distended, fills whole chest, as if it full down in stomach, sharp stitches fluttering under left scapula.
-Respiratory system-Respiration arrested during sleep.
-Hard, dry, tickling cough < 3 p.m. [Clarke] -Must lie down with head drawn back, chokes so.
-Ineffectual attempts to recline.
-Sleep-Awoke with throbbing in vulva, anus followed by a dull aching in sacral region > walking about.
KEYNOTES : 1. Presentiment of death, of sudden death.
2. Dreams- amorous, lascivious, frightful, vivid and horrible. Cannot be shaken off during waking hours.
3. Dreams of rape; of seeing rape, of being pursued for the purpose of rape, that he has committed rape.
4. Tight clothing unbearable.
5. Ineffectual attempts to recline.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. Suspiciousness, mistrustful, especially in afternoon (3-8 p.m.), 2. Jealousy, quarrelsome, scolding.
3. Alternating moods.
4. Fear of sudden death.
5. Dreams-amorous, lascivious, frightful, vivid, horrible. Cannot be shaken off during waking hours; of rape.
6. Tight clothing unbearable, wants something loose.
7. Increased sexual desire in both sexes.
8. Ineffectual attempts to recline.
9. Right sided complaints.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Like other snake poisons, it affects the system profoundly.
-Like Arsenic, it has dyspnoea, restlessness and thirst for small quantity.
-Like Lachesis, necessity for having clothing loose.
CLINICAL : -In cardiovascular cases where the sensation "heart feels too big in chest " is present, Cencheris has done excellent work- Dr. R.F. Rabe.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Antidoted by - Cham ( internal haemorrhage), Ammon-carb (general symptoms).
-Antidote to- Puls.