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.
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.
For nervous irritable children, thirtieth and two hundredth preferable. Santonin≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, looking fixedly at an object, from worms, at night, in sun, in summer.≡ show all authors ...
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.
Child Very cross; does not want to be touched, or crossed, or carried
Desires many things, but rejects everything offered
Abnormal consciousness, as if having committed some evil deed.
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≡ more ...
Headache, alternating with pain in abdomen
Relieved by stooping ( Mezer.) Pain in head when using eyes.≡ more ...
Dilated pupils; yellow vision
Weak sight from masturbation
Strabismus from abdominal irritation
Eyestrain, especially when presbyopia sets in
Pulsation of superciliary muscle.
Skin around eyes (see face); sickly look around the eyes
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≡ more ...
Itching of nose all the time
Wants to rub it and pick at it
Bores at nose till it bleeds.
Itching; rubs; constantly
Picking nose; boring in, with fingers
Picking nose; until it bleeds
Picking nose; with mental ailments
Sneezing≡ more ...
Intense, circumscribed redness of cheeks
PALE, hot, With dark rings around eyes
White and bluish about the mouth
Grits teeth during sleep
Choreic movements of face and hands.
Coldness; with chill
Skin; discoloration; bluish; around the mouth
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; during chill
Skin; discoloration; pale; during heat
Skin; discoloration; pale; around mouth
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; glowing red
Skin; discoloration; red; on waking≡ more ...
Sounds; gullet gurgling; during convulsion
Sounds; gullet gurgling; after coughing≡ more ...
Morning; after rising
Choking; morning, after rising
Comes on suddenly
Suffocating; morning; after rising≡ more ...
Gagging cough in the morning
Violent recurring paroxysms, as of down in throat
Cough ends in a spasm
Cough so violent as to bring tears and sternal pains; feels as if something had been torn off
Periodic; returning spring and fall
Swallows after coughing
Gurgling from throat to stomach after coughing
Child is afraid to speak of move for fear of bringing on paroxysm of coughing
After coughing, moaning, anxious, gasps for air and turns pale.
Interrupted; breathing in
Interrupted; coughing≡ more ...
Stomach; Gets hungry soon after a meal
HUNGRY, digging, gnawing sensation
Epigastric pain; worse, first waking in morning and before meals
Vomiting and diarrhoea immediately after eating and drinking
Vomiting with a clean tongue
Desires many and different things
Craving for sweets.
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); before chill
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); at unusual time
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; not relieved by eating
Stomach; disordered; after eating
Stomach; gagging (see nausea); from coughing (see retching)
Stomach; pain; gnawing, biting
Stomach; retching; with cough
Stomach; thirst; during chill
Stomach; without thirst; during heat
Stomach; vomiting; intermittent≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; with fever; during fever
Worm; resembling an earthworm≡ more ...
White mucus, like small pieces of popped corn, preceded by pinching colic
Mucous, slimy; white; like little pieces of popped corn≡ more ...
Twitching and jerking distortion of limbs, trembling
Paralyzed shocks; patient will jump suddenly, as though in pain
Child throws arms from side to side
Sudden inward jerking of fingers of right hand
child stretches out feet spasmodically
Left foot in constant spasmodic motion.
Movements and positions; convulsion
Movements and positions; convulsion; extensor muscles
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; jerking; upper limbs
Movements and positions; jerking; fingers
Movements and positions; jerking; lower limbs
Movements and positions; stretched out; arms; with sudden attacks of disease
Movements and positions; twitching
Stiffness; before cough≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Child gets on hands and knees in sleep; on abdomen
Night terrors of children; cries out, screams, wakes frightened
Troubles while yawning
Screams and talks in sleep
Yawning≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Much fever, associated with clean tongue
Much hunger; colicky pains; chilliness, with thirst
Cold sweat on forehead, nose, and hands
In Cina fever, face is cold and hands warm.
Night≡ more ...
Convulsions; with consciousness
Convulsions; extensor muscles
Convulsions; from worms
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)≡ more ...