Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
The homeopathic remedy Rhus Toxicodendron is for symptoms which are better with motion. Extreme restlessness, with continued change of position, insomnia. Jaws crack when chewing. Hoarseness. Want of appetite for any kind of food, with unquenchable thirst. Desire for milk. Poison ivy, blisters, itching, hives. This is a major arthritis remedy. Rheumatic pains spread over a large surface at nape of neck, loins, and extremities; better motion. Limbs stiff paralyzed. The cold fresh air is not tolerated; it makes the skin painful. Pain along ulnar nerve. Tearing down thighs. Sciatica worse, cold, damp weather, at night. Tenderness about knee-joint. Loss of power in forearm and fingers; crawling sensation in the tips of fingers. Tendinitis. Tingling in feet. Also flu-like symptoms, eczema. Symptoms improve with heat and motion and worsen at night, while sitting still, and in damp cold weather. Modalities:: WORSE on first movement; during sleep; cold, wet rainy weather; before storms; night. BETTER continued motion; heat; very hot bath; dry weather; rubbing. SOURCE: Boericke Materia Medica