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Cinnabaris



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Homeopathic remedy cinnabaris from Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by C. Hering

     Red Sulphide of Mercury. HgS.

     A very ancient remedy, originally from the Orient, handed down to the Greeks, and down through the Middle Ages to modern medicine, with a voluminous history.

     Provings by Hahnemann, Hering, Neidhard, etc.

CLINICAL AUTHORITIES.

- Prosopalgia with catarrh of bladder, Schelling, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 387 ; Toothache, Berridge, H. M., 1874, p. 107 ; Tapeworm, Heinigke ; Gonorrhoea, Gardiner, H. M., 1871, p. 47 ; Chancre, A. R., A. H. Z., vol. 78, p. 37 ; Sommer, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 119 ; Condylomata, Lingen, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 153 ; Syphilis, Müller, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 152 ; Hofrichter, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 154 ; Syphilitic ulcerations, 8 cases, Müller, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 151.

MIND.


Indisposition for mental labor.
Sensation of fulness of head from mental application.
Forgetfulness (forgets things he has to do.)
Fretful, easily provoked, irritable.
Desire to be alone.
Mind clear and cheerful.
Exhilaration.
  

SENSORIUM.


Dizziness : in morning after rising ; when stooping ; with nausea.

INNER HEAD.


Dulness and heaviness of head, with ringing in ears after dinner and late in evening.
Fulness in head ; eyes are reddened.
Congested sensation over whole head, principally forehead.
Congestion of blood to head, particularly to vertex ; < after eating.
Sensation as if touched by a cold metallic body, on a small space over root of nose.
Feeling like a vise or band around head, cutting, shooting pain in forehead, aching in superciliary ridge of right eye, extending to back of head, with nausea.
Pressing in forehead with sensation of congestion.
Dull pain in forehead, which is cold ; > by heat.
Tearing pain in forehead, before catamenia.
In morning, after waking, pain in forehead and top of head ; < when lying on left side and back ; > and going off when turning on right side, and after rising.
Dull pain in left temple and side of head.
Shooting pain in left side of head, with increase of saliva and great flow of urine.
Pain from back of head to forehead with vertigo, cannot grasp ideas ; shooting from occiput forward.
Intense headache ; cannot raise his head from pillow ; > by external pressure.
Headache with nosebleed.
  

OUTER HEAD.


The bones of skull, the scalp, and even the hair are painfully sensitive to touch.
Tensive, stinging pains in ears, cheeks, temples and sides of head, extending to occiput and nape of neck, with swelling of parotids and face.
θ Catarrh of bladder.

SIGHT AND EYES.


Dimness and opacity of cornea.
Marked photophobia and lachrymation, with redness.
Redness of whole eye, with swelling of face.
Shooting pains through eye into head.
Sharp, stitching, stinging, or dull, aching pain above eye, extending from internal to external canthus, or runs around eye ; pain may extend into eye or up into head.
Inflammation of right eye ; itching, pressing and pricking at inner angle and lower lid ; constant lachrymation on looking steadily, with profuse discharge of mucus from nose.
Shooting pains in inner canthus of right eye, with burning and itching.
Outer half of left eye injected and puffy ; pains severe, seeming to run around the eye, < at night.
Sticking pain about punctum lachrymale of upper eyelid.
Lids so heavy that they are kept open with difficulty, < in evening.
Asthenopia, with pain extending from inner canthus around eye, with soreness over exit of supraorbital nerve, < in morning.
Conjunctivitis and blepharitis, discharge < in morning.
Kerato-iritis and uncomplicated iritis, especially in syphilitic variety, and if condylomata are present on iris, or on lids ; < at night ; pain intermitting.
Keratitis.
Soreness along course of supraorbital nerve and corresponding side of head, < at night.
Ciliary neuralgia.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Roaring in ears, with swelling of face (after eating).
Scurfy eruption in right external ear.
Itching in right ear.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


Sensation on bridge of nose similar to that produced by touching it with a metallic substance.
Uneasy creeping and pressive sensation about ossa nasi, lasting about an hour ; the sensation experienced by most persons on putting on a pair of heavy spectacles, if not accustomed to wear them.
Sensation of weight and pressure at root of nose, zygoma and temples.
θ Catarrh.
Itching of nose, with bleeding (very dark blood) after blowing it.
Coryza, with lameness of thighs and aching pain in small of back ; lumps of dirty yellow mucus are discharged from posterior nares.
  

FACE.


Hot face, which is much swollen, mostly about eyes.

LOWER FACE.


Corners of mouth chapped.
  

TEETH AND GUMS.


Right molars and bicuspids (some decayed) feel soft, heavy, and too large, at 8 P. M. and at 2 or 3 A. M. ; sensation comes and goes gradually.
On biting teeth together, second right upper decayed molar feels as if it would fly to pieces.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Taste : metallic ; bitter (in morning), putrid.
Tongue coated white in morning.
  

INNER MOUTH.


Soreness in roof of mouth.
A small ulcer on roof of mouth, on right side of tip of tongue.
Salivation ; increased flow of saliva and of urine. θ Inflammatory affections of mouth and fauces.
Inflammation with great dryness in mouth and throat, < at night, which causes him to drink often.
Dryness and irritation of throat at night, with soreness in morning, secretion of tenacious mucus during day, inclination to empty deglutition.
Scanty, tenacious, pasty saliva in mouth, without thirst ; > after drinking.
  

PALATE AND THROAT.


Inflammation, with great dryness of throat and mouth ; < at night.
Contracting pain in throat during empty deglutition.
Fulness in throat causing a constant desire for swallowing.
Dryness and irritation of throat (posterior nares, tonsils, fauces) at night, with soreness during day ; in morning, secretion of tenacious mucus, in lumps, from posterior nares.
Increased dryness of throat and mouth, being obliged to moisten and rinse mouth every time he wakes.

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


Want of appetite with aversion to food.
  

EATING AND DRINKING.


After eating, great discomfort and feeling of distension and pressure in upper abdomen, with flushes of heat.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Nausea : with waterbrash ; alleviated by eructations and vomiting.
  

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Soreness in stomach, with dizziness and lightness in head, and tightness in temples.
Flatulence of stomach ; with irregularity of stools.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Griping colic, followed by soft, mushy stools.
Tapeworm.
Syphilitic buboes, indurated, not very sensitive or inflamed ; surrounding glands also swollen.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Irregularity of passages.
Bloody dysentery.
Green, mucous diarrhoea which stains the skin about the anus and scrotum a copper color.
Thin stools with tenesmus.
Nightly painful diarrhoea.
Sensation of formication in anus, as if from a large worm.
Little pimples around anus, with burning and itching.
Protrusion of anus during stool.
  

URINARY ORGANS.


Frequent and increased emission of watery urine ; also during night.
Pain, as if from a sore in urethra when urinating ; this pain wakes him up at night.
Albuminuria.
  

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Increased sexual desire with violent erections, particularly in evening.
Swelling of penis and twitching in it.
Great redness of urethra with pinching pain.
Pain in urethra on urination.
Violent itching of corona glandis, with profuse secretion of pus.
Small, shining red points on glans penis.
A lentil-sized swelling surrounded by a reddish-yellow circle, on glans penis, near urinary meatus ; several reddish-yellow lentil-shaped discolorations on glans and prepuce.
Redness and swelling of prepuce with painful itching.
Warts on prepuce, frenum and inner surface, bleeding when touched.
Phimosis, with profuse, fetid, dirty, pus-like discharge. θ Secondary syphilis.
Syphilitic phimosis, prepuce terribly swollen, purplish and ulcerated, with fetid, gangrenous odor.
Red, swollen chancres with hard, elevated edges, not sensitive, discharging thin pus.
Indurated or neglected chancres.
Indurated chancre on middle of penis.
Round chancre above corona glandis as large as a pea, surrounded by a red circle ; three red patches on glans penis and prepuce, resembling in color the eruptions of scarlatina.
Gonorrhoea of very long standing, with much pain and soreness during urination ; yellowish-green discharge.
Gonorrhoea on a sycotic basis, or complicated with syphilis.
Blennorhea of glans penis.
Sycotic excrescences.
Indurated testicles.
  

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


A few days before appearance of menses, and during their continuance, tearing pain in forehead, sensation of weakness in eyes, rending in spine, tearing pains and cramps in bowels, with diarrhoea and great prostration.
Leucorrhoea, the discharge of which causes a pressure or labor-like pain in vagina.
  

PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.


Shooting across abdomen, either right to left or left to right, during pregnancy.
Long-continued false labor pains, child’s head pressed against symphysis pubis with violent tenesmus in anus.

VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.


Hoarseness in evening.
Syphilitic laryngeal ulcers, torpid, and associated with tuberculosis.
  

COUGH.


Cough from tickling in throat.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Dyspnoea with heat.
Chest oppressed, feels contracted ; > by stretching himself.
Oppression of chest awakens after midnight.
Pain running over ensiform cartilage from seventh rib on r. side diagonally through chest to back.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Pulse slower in forepart of day, accelerated in evening.
  

OUTER CHEST.


Red spots and points on neck and chest, changing to little blotches.
  

NECK AND BACK.


The muscles of back part of neck seem as if contracted.
Pain in back of neck shooting to occiput, with stiffness and hard swelling of glands at back of neck.
Aching in small of back as if bruised, with coryza.
Sudden stitches and tearing pains on each side of spine, in back and lumbar region.
Pain all over back down to loins, < on drawing a long breath.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Pain in left shoulder, between clavicle and scapula, interiorly.
Periodical shooting pains in arms.
Pain in upper part of right arm, as if it would break.
Sensation of lameness in right arm.
Numbness of left arm, from elbow to end of little finger.
Sensation as if “cazy-bone” had been struck.
Joints of fingers and knuckles are red and hot.
Œdema of right arm.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Shooting, drawing and aching pains in thighs, from hip joints nearly down to condyles ; < at night. θ Ischias rheumatica and syphilitica.
Lameness of thighs with coryza.
Violent itching on inside of thighs, knees and legs ; < on knees, especially at night.
Profuse, offensive sweat between thighs (when walking).
Painful twitching in leg, awakens from sleep at night.
Rheumatic pain in right knee joint ; < when walking (ascending), > at rest.
Tearing pain in legs below knees.
Coldness in joints.
Nodes on shin bones.
Pain in tendo-achillis and os calcis after walking.
Pressure and feeling of numbness in foot.
Coldness of feet, day and night.
  

LIMBS IN GENERAL.


Chilliness and lameness in arms and legs.
Wandering gout.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


At rest : rheumatic pain in right knee joint >.
Lying on back : pain in forehead and top of head <.
Lying on left side : pain in forehead and top of head <.
Turning on right side : > pain in forehead and top of head.
After rising : pain in forehead and top of head >.
Stretching : > oppression and contracted feeling of chest.
Stooping : dizziness.
Walking : profuse, offensive sweat between thighs ; rheumatic pain in right knee joint <.
After walking : pain in tendo-achillis and os calcis.
  

NERVES.


General nervous, uneasy sensation.
Great lassitude, prostration, and feeling of lameness in limbs.
Weariness, languor, tiredness and prostration ; < before eating, > when riding in open air.
Sensation of lameness in all the limbs.
  

SLEEP.


Sleepiness in daytime and sleeplessness at night ; unconquerable desire to sleep after dinner and early in evening.
Restlessness and sleeplessness at night, from a constant flow of ideas changing from one thing to another.
Wakes suddenly after midnight with oppression of chest.
Restless sleep, with vivid dreams and much talking.
  

TIME.


In morning : dizziness, after rising ; pain in forehead and top of head after waking ; soreness over exit of supraorbital nerve < ; discharge of blepharitis < ; tongue coated white ; soreness of throat ; pulse slower ; metallic taste.
In forenoon : flashes of heat in abdomen with great flatulency.
At noon : perspiration <.
After dinner : ringing in ears, with dulness and heaviness of head ; unconquerable desire to sleep ; symptoms >.
During day : secretion of tenacious mucus, inclination to empty deglutition ; soreness of throat ; sleepiness.
Early in evening : unconquerable desire to sleep.
In evening : heaviness of lids < ; increased sexual desire with violent erections ; hoarseness ; pulse accelerated.
At 8 P. M. : right molars and bicuspids feel soft, heavy and too large.
Late in evening : dulness and heaviness in head with ringing in ears.
At night : pain of left eye < ; kerato-iritis and uncomplicated iritis < ; soreness along course of supraorbital nerve and corresponding side of head < ; inflammation with dryness in mouth and throat < ; dryness and irritation of throat ; painful diarrhoea ; frequent and increased emission of watery urine ; pain in urethra wakes him up ; pains in thighs < ; violent itching on inside of thighs, knees and legs < ; painful twitching in leg awakens from sleep ; sleepless ; restlessness and sleeplessness from a constant flow of ideas ; internal and external heat of body.
After midnight : awakens suddenly with oppression of chest.
At 2 or 3 A. M. : right molars and bicuspids feel soft, heavy and too large.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


In open air : weariness, languor, tiredness and prostration > when riding ; symptoms >.
In warm room : coldness and chilliness.
Heat : > dull pain in forehead, which is cold.
Worse in Summer.
  

FEVER.


Coldness and chilliness in warm room.
Internal and external heat of body during whole night.
Flushes of heat confined to abdomen, with great flatulence ; < in forenoon.
Nightly fever with dry mouth.
Perspiration most at noon.
  

ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.


Frequent emissions of watery urine.
Intermitting : pain of kerato-iritis and uncomplicated iritis.
Coming and going gradually : sensation as if right molars and bicuspids were soft, heavy and too large.
Lasting about an hour : uneasy creeping and pressive sensation about ossa nasi.
Long continued : false labor pains.
During whole night : internal and external heat of body.
Nightly fever with dry mouth.
Periodical : shooting pains in arms.
Day and night : coldness of feet.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : aching in superciliary ridge of eye ; inflammation of eye ; itching, pressing and pricking at inner angle and lower lid ; shooting at canthus of eye, with burning and itching ; scurfy eruption in external ear ; itching in ear ; molars and bicuspids feel soft, heavy and too large ; second upper decayed molar feels as if it would fly to pieces on biting teeth together ; small ulcer on side of tongue ; pain in middle of upper part of arm, as if it would break ; sensation of lameness in arm ; oedema of arm ; rheumatic pain in knee joint ; itching of palm of hand ; red eruption, sometimes with pustules filled with yellow matter, under knee ; nostrils somewhat tumefied.
Left : dull pain in temple and side of head ; shooting pain in side of head ; outer half of eye injected and puffy ; severe pains seeming to run around eye ; pain in shoulder, between clavicle and scapula, interiorly ; numbness of arm, from elbow to end of little finger ; itching of side of face.
From right to left and from left to right : shooting across abdomen during pregnancy.
  

SENSATIONS.


General nervous, uneasy sensation.
As if touched by a cold metallic body on a small space over root of nose ; as of a vise or band around head ; as of congestion in forehead ; as of putting on a heavy pair of spectacles ; as if right molars and bicuspids were soft, heavy and too large ; as if second right upper decayed molar would fly to pieces on biting teeth together ; as if upper abdomen was distended ; as of a large worm in anus ; as if a sore was in urethra when urinating ; as if chest was contracted ; as if muscles of back part of neck were contracted ; as if bruised in small of back ; as if upper part of right arm would break ; as if pimples were coming out over body ; as if crazy-bone was struck.
Pain : in forehead and top of head ; from back of head to forehead ; severe, running around left eye ; from inner canthus around eye ; in urethra on urinating ; running over ensiform cartilage from seventh rib on right side diagonally through chest to back ; in back of neck shooting to occiput ; all over back down to loins ; in left shoulder, between clavicle and scapula, interiorly ; in upper part of right arm ; in tendo-achillis and os calcis.
Cutting : in forehead.
Sudden stitches : on each side of spine, in back and lumbar region.
Stitching : above eye, from internal and external canthus, or runs around eye ; may extend into eye, or up into head.
Sticking : about punctum lachrymale of upper eyelid.
Stinging : in ears, cheeks, temples and sides of head, extending to occiput and nape of neck ; above eye, from internal to external canthus, or runs around eye ; may extend into eye or up into head.
Pricking : at inner angle and lower lid of right eye.
Shooting : in left side of head ; from occiput forward ; in forehead ; through eye into head ; at inner canthus of right eye ; across abdomen during pregnancy ; in arms ; in thighs, from hip joints nearly down to condyles.
Tearing : in forehead ; in bowels ; on each side of spine, in back and lumbar region ; in legs below knees.
Rending : in spine.
Drawing : in thighs, from hip joints nearly down to condyles.
Burning : in inner canthus of right eye ; around anus ; of skin.
Soreness : over exit of supraorbital nerve ; along course of supraorbital nerve and corresponding side of head ; in roof of mouth ; of throat ; in stomach.
Sharp pains : above eye, from internal to external canthus, or runs around eye ; may extend into eye or up into head.
Irritation : of throat.
Pressure : over root of nose, zygoma and temples ; in upper abdomen, after eating ; in vagina ; in foot.
Pressing : in forehead ; at inner angle and lower lid of right eye.
Pressive sensation : about ossa nasi.
Oppression : of chest.
Pinching : in urethra.
Cramps : in bowels.
Contracting pain : in throat during empty deglutition.
Tensive pains : in ears, cheeks, temples and sides of head, extending to occiput and nape of neck.
Labor-like pain : in vagina.
Rheumatic pain : in right knee joint.
Aching : in superciliary ridge of right eye, extending to back of head ; in small of back ; in thighs, from hip joints nearly down to condyles.
Tightness : in temples.
Fulness : of head ; in throat, causing constant desire for swallowing.
Heaviness : of head.
Weight : over root of nose, zygoma and temples.
Congested sensation over whole head, principally forehead.
Lightness : in head.
Dulness : of head.
Dull pain : in forehead ; in left temple and side of head.
Painful twitching : in leg.
Twitching : in penis.
Tickling : in throat.
Formication : in anus.
Creeping : about ossa nasi.
Numbness : of left arm, from elbow to end of little finger ; in foot.
Weakness : in eyes.
Lameness : of thighs ; in right arm ; in arms and legs ; in all limbs.
Uneasiness : about ossa nasi.
Painful itching : of prepuce.
Violent itching : of corona glandis ; on inside of thighs, knees and legs ; < on knees.
Itching : of eyelids, outer canthi ; ears, face (l. side), palm of right hand ; inside of thighs ; on knees, legs and shoulders ; of skin ; occasionally, in eruption under right knee ; at inner angle and lower lid of right eye ; in inner canthus of right eye ; in right ear ; of nose ; around anus.
Dryness : in mouth and throat.
Coldness : of forehead ; in joints of feet.
  

TISSUES.


Syphilis ; gonorrhoea and sycotic excrescences.
Wandering gout.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touch : bones of skull, scalp and even hair painfully sensitive to ; causes bleeding of warts on prepuce, frenum and inner surface.
Pressure : > intense headache.
Scratching : < burning and itching of skin.
On biting teeth together : second right upper decayed molar feels as if it would fly to pieces.
Riding in open air : > weariness, languor, tiredness and prostration.
  

SKIN.


Itching of nose (bleeding after blowing it), of eyelids, canthi (outer), ears, face (l. side), palm of hand (right), thighs (inside), knees, legs, at anus (at night), on shoulders (evening).
Burning and itching of skin, < after scratching.
Redness of skin ; red spots on skin.
Sensation as if pimples were coming out over body.
Eruption of red points, spots and pustules.
Red, papulous eruption, without itching, on both elbows.
Red eruption on finger, sometimes with pustules filled with yellow matter ; the same under right knee, with occasional itching.
Chronic impetigo, pustules and scabs on upper lip, immediately under nose ; right nostril also somewhat tumefied.
Gangrenous ulcerations ; fiery, angry-looking ulcers.
θ Sycosis.
Honeycombed ulcers ; fistulous.
Elevated ulcers, which have the appearance as if condylomata would grow out of them.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Combination of scrofula with syphilis or sycosis, or syphilis and tuberculosis.
Syphilis complicated by scrofula, or previous mercurial treatment.
Arthritic patient addicted to spirituous liquors ; prosopalgia, parotitis and vesical catarrh.
Girl, suffering from dysmenorrhoea ; tapeworm.
Man, at. 28, sanguine temperament, scrofulous ; secondary syphilis.
Man, at. 29, syphilitic phimosis.
  

RELATIONS.


Antidoted by Cinchon., Hepar, Nitr. ac., Opium, Sulphur.
Compare : Camphor (red spots) ; Laches. ; Mercur. ; Nitr. ac. and Thuya.

NOTE:
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick

C. Hering

Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.

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