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Below are the strongest indications of Cina in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
This is a children’s remedy, - big, fat, rosy, scrofulous, corresponding to many conditions that may be referred to intestinal irritation, such as worms and accompanying complaints. An irritability of temper, variable appetite, grinding of teeth, and even convulsions, with screams and violent jerkings of the hands and feet, are all within its range of action. The Cina patient is hungry, cross, ugly, and wants to be rocked. Pain in shocks. Skin sensitive to touch.
WORSE, looking fixedly at an object, from worms, at night, in sun, in summer.
Compare: Santonin - (often preferable in worm affections; same symptoms as Cina; corresponding to the “pain in shocks” produced by Cina. Visual illusions, YELLOW sight; violent light not recognized, colors not distinguishable. Urine deep Saffron color. Spasms and twitchings, chronic gastric and intestinal troubles sometimes removed by a single dose (physiological) of Santonin ( Dahlke.) Helminthochortos - Worm-moss (acts very powerfully on intestinal worms, especially the lumbricoid.) Teucrium; Ignat.; Cham.; Spig.
Antidote; Camph.; Caps.
For nervous irritable children, thirtieth and two hundredth preferable. Santonin
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Abnormal consciousness, as if having committed some evil deed.
Child Very cross; does not want to be touched, or crossed, or carried
Desires many things, but rejects everything offered
Behaviour; striking; in children
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impulsive; capriciousness
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to caresses
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; in children
Quiet, peace (or lack of); cannot be quieted
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Headache, alternating with pain in abdomen
Relieved by stooping ( Mezer
.) Pain in head when using eyes.
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Pulsation of superciliary muscle.
Dilated pupils; yellow vision
Skin around eyes (see face); sickly look around the eyes
Eyestrain, especially when presbyopia sets in
Strabismus from abdominal irritation
Weak sight from masturbation
▲ ▼ VISION (click for more)
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; blue
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; bright
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; green
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; violet
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; yellow
Exertion of vision
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Digging and scratching in ears.
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Bores at nose till it bleeds.
Wants to rub it and pick at it
Itching of nose all the time
Itching; rubs; constantly
Picking nose; boring in, with fingers
Picking nose; until it bleeds
Picking nose; with mental ailments
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Grits teeth during sleep
Choreic movements of face and hands.
White and bluish about the mouth
Coldness; with chill
Skin; discoloration; bluish; around the mouth
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; around mouth
Skin; discoloration; pale; during chill
Skin; discoloration; pale; during heat
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; glowing red
Skin; discoloration; red; on waking
Intense, circumscribed redness of cheeks
PALE, hot, With dark rings around eyes
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Teeth; grinding; during sleep
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Sounds; gullet gurgling; after coughing
Sounds; gullet gurgling; during convulsion
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Twisting pain about navel ( Spig
.) Bloated and hard abdomen.
Stomach; appetite; capricious (hunger, but knows not for what, or refuses things when offered)
Stomach; appetite; changeable
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); at unusual time
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); before chill
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; soon after eating
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; with severe wasting (food not absorbed)
Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks
Stomach; desires, cravings; many things
Stomach; disordered; after eating
Stomach; disordered; not relieved by eating
Stomach; gagging (see nausea); from coughing (see retching)
Stomach; pain; gnawing, biting
Stomach; retching; with cough
Stomach; thirst; during chill
Stomach; vomiting; intermittent
Stomach; without thirst; during heat
Craving for sweets.
Desires many and different things
Epigastric pain; worse, first waking in morning and before meals
HUNGRY, digging, gnawing sensation
Stomach; Gets hungry soon after a meal
Vomiting and diarrhoea immediately after eating and drinking
Vomiting with a clean tongue
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
Diarrhoea; with fever; during fever
Worm; resembling an earthworm
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Mucous, slimy; white; like little pieces of popped corn
White mucus, like small pieces of popped corn, preceded by pinching colic
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Involuntary at night.
Turbid, white; turns milky on standing
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; Uterine hemorrhage before puberty.
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Child is afraid to speak of move for fear of bringing on paroxysm of coughing
Gurgling from throat to stomach after coughing
After coughing, moaning, anxious, gasps for air and turns pale.
Cough ends in a spasm
Cough so violent as to bring tears and sternal pains; feels as if something had been torn off
Gagging cough in the morning
Periodic; returning spring and fall
Interrupted; breathing in
Swallows after coughing
Violent recurring paroxysms, as of down in throat
▲ ▼ COUGH (click for more)
Choking; morning, after rising
Comes on suddenly
Morning; after rising
Suffocating; morning; after rising
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Left foot in constant spasmodic motion.
Sudden inward jerking of fingers of right hand
Twitching and jerking distortion of limbs, trembling
child stretches out feet spasmodically
Child throws arms from side to side
Movements and positions; convulsion
Movements and positions; convulsion; extensor muscles
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; jerking; fingers
Movements and positions; jerking; lower limbs
Movements and positions; jerking; upper limbs
Movements and positions; stretched out; arms; with sudden attacks of disease
Movements and positions; twitching
Stiffness; before cough
Paralyzed shocks; patient will jump suddenly, as though in pain
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Screams and talks in sleep
Troubles while yawning
Child gets on hands and knees in sleep; on abdomen
Night terrors of children; cries out, screams, wakes frightened
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Cold sweat on forehead, nose, and hands
In Cina fever, face is cold and hands warm.
Much fever, associated with clean tongue
Much hunger; colicky pains; chilliness, with thirst
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Convulsions; extensor muscles
Convulsions; from worms
Convulsions; with consciousness
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.