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China officinalis for my son?

I would like some advice about dosage and potency of China officinalis for my 9 yr son. I was searching for a remedy that matched his mental picture and China officinalis is about as close as you can get. He is stubborn and difficult with other children, indolent about homework and household tasks, and feels as if everyone is against him when told off. He closes himself off in his fantasy world, is irritable when disturbed and overreacts furiously to minor annoyances. He hates screeching noises, hears rushing noises in his ears, is secretly afraid of animals, loves sweet food, cries and shuts himself off when things go wrong. In conclusion, his mental picture is a perfect match.
I would like to use China officinalis as a constitutional remedy to try and adjust his mental picture a little. He could do with a little help. He's actually very affectionate and intelligent when he allows himself to be, but most of the time he seems to be at cross-purposes to everyone else.
Seeing this is a constitutional thing, should I use a low potency over some time? Please advise me on this. I can give more specific details if needed, I haven't written more because you just have to read the mental picture of China officinalis to know what he's like.
  Bondre on 2013-11-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Constitutional picture is never complete by looking at the mental symptoms only.

Generals & Modalities also are to be confirmed. So basically, we are referring to the entire remedy picture.

Once that is done, 200c is a good start.

In my experience, to ascertain response, two doses, 12 hrs apart work.

You can do it yourself through the questions below and see which remedy fits him.

1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

3. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

4. When did this main problem begin

5. Can you relate any event or events which triggered this problem

6. What makes the main problem better

7. What makes it worse

8. What other health problems do you have

9. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)

10. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)

11. How do you relax

12. Do you normally fight or flight

13. What animals are you afraid of

14. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness etc)

15. What occupies your mind mostly

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people

18. How is your sleep

19. Do you have any recurring dreams

20. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold

22. What type of clothes you wear (tight, loose, around neck etc)

23. What foods you love

24. What foods you hate

25. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

26. What taste you hate

27. Do you like warm or cold food

28. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)

29. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)

30. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both

31. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning

32. Any taste or smell from your mouth first thing in the morning

33. How is your skin

34. Details about your sweat (where mostly, how much, smell, stain color)

35. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat

36. How is your stool (details of how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.)

37. How is your urine (details of color, smell, any blood etc.)

38. How is your sexual life & desire

39. Males genitals (erection, pain, itching etc.)

40. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses (reply to all these points)

41. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters

42. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic or homeopathic)

43. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dose, approx. time frame)
fitness 8 years ago
There are two very good reference URLs for constitutional types which this forum is not letting me post.
fitness 8 years ago

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