Rheumatic ointment: lumbago, sciatica – topical
Lumbago; backache due to degenerative rheumatic processes such as chondritis, osteochondritis, and osteoarthritis; muscular rheumatism (fibrositis). Ankylosing spondylitis; cervical and lumbar facet syndrome; brachialgia; intercostal neuralgia; sciatica. Chronic rheumatic inflammation of the tendons, ligaments, or joints.
Mode of action
The individual remedies are potentized in Oleum pini silvestris; this allows for greater surface area coverage and better absorption of the remedies through the skin.
Berberis vulgaris: Low back pain and sciatica with sudden, sharp pains radiating downwards into the posterior thigh. Arthritis and gout with tearing, stitching pains which radiate. Acidic urine with urinary sediment.
Camphora: Rheumatic pain between shoulders. Difficult motion. Numbness, tingling and coldness. Cracking in joints. Cramps in calves. Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.
Dulcamara: Neuralgic rheumatism of the limbs and articulations causing weakness and rigidity; shivering in the sacral region. Pains which are aggravated by a change of weather and in cold, damp weather. Relief is obtained by warm applications. Rheumatic – gouty constitutions, often predisposed to by sitting on cold surfaces.
Nux vomica: Back pain worse at night, worse turning in bed, must rise to turn, worse sitting upright; rheumatism of the dorsal muscles following chills, aggravated by cold and worse in the morning.
Oleum gaultheriae: Neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica.
Rhododendron: Rheumatism especially of the small joints. Aggravation of symptoms before storms or from barometric changes; pain is better with motion and the application of heat.
Rhus toxicodendron: General aggravation of symptoms from becoming wet and before cold, damp weather. Symptoms are aggravated by rest and immobility. Better by motion and by the application of heat; rheumatic and neuralgic complaints.