Homeopathy is a safe and inexpensive way to promote the body's natural ability to heal. Each homeopathic remedy has specific documented effects upon the mind and body. The homeopathic medicines listed below are indicated for relief of chronic cough, chest pain, hemorrhaging of the lungs, shortness of breath, difficult respiration, hoarseness, and recurring pneumonia associated with lung cancer.
The remedies are listed by their latin name followed by their common name and then the author of the official materia medica from which the information on their indicated uses was derived.
Acalypha indica (Indian Nettle) (Murphy) Lung cancer with violent coughs followed by bloody expectoration of pure blood, bright in the morning, dark and clotted in the evening. Hemorrhage from the lungs. Very weak in the morning, gains strength during day, progressive emaciation. Tubercular constitution.
Aranea diadema (Papal Cross Spider) (Murphy) Cancer. Tuberculosis. Violent hemoptysis of bright red blood in debilitated subjects. Irritated cough with huskiness. Head numbed, head pains, improved by smoking tobacco. Symptom amelioration from movement in fresh air. Pains like electric shock. Sensation of increased volume and heaviness of the upper limbs, occurring at regular intervals.
Arsenicum iodatum (Iodide of Arsenic) (Murphy) Epithelioma and lung cancers based on tubercular disease, disorders of the blood and glands are pronounced. Great emaciation, weakness, debility. Heart weakened by chronic lung disorders. Burning heat in chest. Asthma. Short of breath, air hunger. Hacking cough.
Bromium (Bromine) (Murphy) Cancer, coughs, respiration disorders. Marked effects of Bromine are seen on the respiratory tract. Constriction and membranous formation occur in larynx, spreading upwards. Tendency to spasmodic attacks. A sense of suffocation, excoriating discharges, profuse sweats and great weakness. Nosebleeds accompany many problems especially those pertaining to chest and respiratory tract. Dry cough with hoarseness and burning pain behind sternum. Asthma. Bronchial tubes feel filled with smoke. Lungs feel coated with down.
Bryonia (Wild Hops) (Murphy) Cancer, asthma, cough, hemorrhages, pleurodynia, pleurisy, pneumonia. Dry, hacking, painful coughs. Stitches in chest and expectoration of rust colored sputa. Frequent desire to take a long breath, must expand the lungs.
Chelidonium majus (Greater Celandine) (Murphy) Cancer, chest disorders, coughs, hemoptysis, pleuordynia, pneumonia. Pain pressive in chest on deep inspiration. Pressure in larynx as if air could not pass through.
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock) (Murphy) Cancer, debility, cough. Decay of the sternum. Oppressed breathing. Constriction, pains in chest. Cough on taking deep breath.
Crotalus horridus (Rattlesnake) (Murphy) Cancers, hemorrhagic diathesis, lung disorders. Broken-down constitution. Cough with bloody sputum. Anxious, laboured breathing.
Euphorbium officinarum (Gum Euphorbium) (Clarke) Cancer, dry, hollow cough, violent cough while laying down, difficult respiration, chest pain, sensation as if the left lobe of the lung were adhering. Indicated for the pains of cancer.
Methylene blue (An aniline dye) (Murphy) Cancer, epithelioma, pleurisy, spasms. Cancerous ulceration on the skin and mucous membrane and on internal organs such as uterus, lungs, and GI tract. The hemorrhages are mostly bright red with few clots, cough with blood-streaked expectoration and difficult breathing.
Phosphorous (Murphy) Destructive metabolism, insidious onset, gradually increasing debility, ending in severe or rapid disease. Hemorrhages recurrent. Cancer, lung disorders, tumors. Tightness across chest. Hard, dry, tight, racking cough.
Sulphuricum acidum (Sulphuric acid) (Murphy) Cancer, great weakness in the chest, respiration rapid, cough then belchings or vomiting, bloody expectoration during menopause, bleeding from every orifice.