Aceticum Acidum, also known as acetic acid, is a homeopathic remedy which is most often prescribed for lean people with pale face. This drug when taken in its non homeopathic form will produce a condition of significant anemia. Anemia is a serious symptom where there is a decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs), or where there are less than the normal quantity of haemoglobin in the blood. Because haemoglobin, which is found inside red blood cells, normally carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, anemia leads to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the organs. Since human cells depend on oxygen for survival, any form of anaemia can have a broad ranging of clinical consequences.
Patients with anemia will most frequently display a range of symptoms, including a feeling of weakness, or fatigue, a general malaise and sometimes poor concentration. They may also suffer from a shortness of breath or dyspnoea, even after the slightest exertion. In the more serious cases of anemia, the body may compensate for the lack of oxygen, by showing signs of palpitations, angina, intermittent cramping of the legs, or symptoms of heart failure.
Aceticum Acidum will also induce swelling conditions, a lack of energy, frequent fainting, breathing discomfort, weak heart, vomiting, profuse urination and sweating. In some cases there will be haemorrhaging from parts of the body.
Homeopaths will often prescribe this remedy for people who have pale pallid look about them. They will often be lean types with lax, flabby muscles.
The general mind, body symptom pattern may include many of the following:
Mind: People who are irritable and worried, especially about money and about business affairs.
Head: A nervous headache is often indicated, as well as a headache from the abuse of narcotics. There may be pain across root of tongue.
Face: The face will often be pale and waxen, with sunken eyes sunken, surrounded by dark rings. The eyes may also be bright red. People will be sweaty. Cheeks may be hot and flushed with a aching in the left jaw
Stomach: Noted is excessive salivation. There will be much fermentation in the stomach. Look for a intense burning thirst made worse by cold drinks. Patients will vomit all food. There may be sour belching and vomiting. There may be a burning pain in stomach and chest which is followed by the skin feeling cold with a sweaty forehead.
Abdomen: Patients may complain of a sinking feeling in the abdomen. There may be frequent watery stools which are worse in morning.
Urine: Often reported are large quantities of pale urine. Along with a great thirst and
Female: Excessive menstrualbleeding and the breasts painfully enlarged
Respiratory: There may be hoarseness and hissing during breathing along with an irritation of the trachea and bronchial tubes. There may also be a putrid sore throat.
Back: Pain in back only relieved only by lying on abdomen.
Extremities: Emaciation. There may be swelling of the feet and legs.
Skin: There will be a pale and waxy appearance. Patients may complain of a burning, dry or hot skin. They many also show excessive perspiration. The skin may become less sensitive to pain.
Fever: There may be a raging fever accompanied by drenching night sweats. There may also be red spots on left cheek. During fever there is no thirst. Coldskin during fever
Acidum aceticum treatment for short term symptoms should be from the third to thirtieth potency and should not be repeated too often.