How to use suggesta

Suggesta logically organizes repertory sections by merging symptoms related to the function associated with a certain area of the body together with the symptoms of pain or other sensation that are subjectively experienced as coming from that same area.

The Thorax section, for example, involves the functioning of the respiratory and cardiac systems, as well as pains and sensations that occur within the chest region.

Lugulum includes symptoms grouped by the following subsections: external throat and internal throat. The latter is further subdivided between larynx and trachea and speech and voice.

Reiecta is made up of excretions: sputum, sweating, feces and urine. Generalia contains symptoms not pertinent to specific sections, including such subsections as chill and fever—the former encompasses cold, chilliness and shivering.

Genitalia, a subsection within the Female section, contains a portion on obstetric symptoms.

Mens is for mind-symptoms; dreams are separate in Somnium.

Morbi, a new section, contains medical diagnoses.

Each section and sub-section have a portion on sensations, that is, the subjective sensorial experiences reported by patients. Numerous new rubrics have been added throughout, especially in Mens. Many classic rubrics have been updated, for example, ‘anxiety of conscience’ is now ‘sense of guilt’. A cross-reference to the new rubric is provided in each case.