Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen

China officinalis ( Cinchona)

China officinalis homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic remedy China officinalis

China officinalis  For stout, swarthy persons; for systems, once robust, which have become debilitated, “broken down” from exhausting discharges ( Carbo vegetabilis ).

Apathetic, indifferent, taciturn ( Phosphorus ac. ); despondent, gloomy, has no desire to live, but lacks courage to commit suicide.

Ailments: from loss of vital fluids, especially haemorrhages, excessive lactation, diarrhoea, suppuration ([China s.]); of malarial origin, with marked periodicity; return every other day.

After climacteric with profuse haemorrhages; acute diseases often result in dropsy.

China officinalis  Pains: drawing or tearing; in every joint, all the bones. Periosteum, as if strained, sore all over; obliged to move limbs frequently, as motion gives relief; renewed by contact, and then gradually increase to a great height.

China officinalis  Headache: as if the skull would burst; intense throbbing of head and carotids, face flushed; from occiput over whole head; < sitting or lying, must stand or walk; after haemorrhage or sexual excesses.

Face pale, hippocratic; eyes sunken and surrounded by blue margins; pale, sickly expression as after excesses; toothache while nursing the child.

Excessive flatulence of stomach and bowels; fermentation, borborygmus, belching gives no relief (belching relieves, Carbo vegetabilis ); < after eating fruit ( Pulsatilla ).

Colic: at a certain hour each day; periodical, form gall-stones ([Card. m.]); worse at night and after eating; better bending double ( Coloc. ).

Great debility, trembling, aversion to exercise; sensitive to touch, to pain, to drafts of air; entire nervous system extremely sensitive.

Unrefreshing sleep or constant sopor; < after 3 a. m.; wakens early.

Haemorrhages: of mouth, nose, bowels or uterus; long continued; longing for sour things.

Disposition to haemorrhage from every orifice of the body, with ringing in ears, fainting, loss of sight, general coldness, sometimes convulsions ( Ferrum , Phosphorus ).

Pains are < by slightest touch, but > by hard pressure ( Caps. , Plumb. ).

One hand icy cold, the other warm ( Digitalis , Ipecac. , Pulsatilla ).

Intermittent fever: paroxysm anticipates from two to three hours each attack ([China s.]); returns every seven or fourteen days; never at night; sweats profusely all over on being covered, or during sleep ( Conium ).

China officinalis  Relations. – Complementary: Ferrum.

Follows well: Calcarea phosphorica in hydrocephaloid.

Compare: [China s.] in intermittent fever, anticipating type.

Incompatible: after, Digitalis , Selenium

Is useful in bad effects from excessive tea drinking or abuse of chamomile tea, when haemorrhage results.

Aggravation. – From slightest touch; draft of air; every other day; mental emotions; loss of vital fluids.

Amelioration. – Hard pressure; bending double.

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H.C.Allen

H.C.Allen

Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.

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