CINA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

CINA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy CINA

General Action

      From our present knowledge this drug acts similarly to Absinth, and other allied plants, producing increased reflex irritability and spasms. Its symptoms particularly simulate worm affections or peculiar forms of indigestion.

Generalities

      The child raises herself suddenly before coughing. looks wildly about, becomes stiff, loses consciousness, as if she would have epilepsy, then coughs. Convulsions; epileptic-like, with consciousness. Trembling, with shivering and tossing about, even when awake. Convulsions, epileptiform, at night. Convulsions, epileptiform; lying on the back, violent screams and motions of the hands and feet. Sensitiveness of the whole body to touch and motion. External pressure renews or aggravates the symptoms. Dull, sticking pains here and there throughout the body. Jerkings and distortions of the limbs. Stiff stretching out of the body. Paralytic pains in the arms and legs. Clinical. Frequently useful for symptoms of spasms in children suffering from worms. Sometimes useful in true epilepsy.

Mind

      Child cannot be quieted by any persuasions; proof against all caresses. Piteous cries if one attempted to touch or lead him. Lachrymose and complaining. Earnest and sensitive; offended at the slightest joke. Unconscious and frothing at the mouth.

Head

      Headache in the morning, with pains in the eyes. Pressive, stupefying headache, (<) walking in the open air and mental effort; pains in the forepart of the head and then in the occiput. Sticking pains above the eyes in the forehead, extending deep into the brain. Drawing pains from the left frontal eminence to the root of the nose, causing confusion, as if the brain were pressed down, (<) pressure. Head is jerked backward.

Eyes

      Eyes sunken, with pale face. Pupils dilated. Pain in the eyes in the evening when using them by a light. Vision becomes dim when reading,(>) temporarily by wiping the eyes. Photophobia. A kind of spasm in the superciliary muscles, like a convulsion. Vision of colors is altered; blue seems green; red, fawn color; white, yellow, etc.

Nose

      The child bores into the nose until it bleeds. Violent sneezing.

Face

      Face is pale and cold, with cold sweat. Patient is white and bluish about the mouth. Face puffy. Tearing pains in the malar bones, (<) touch and pressure. Pains as if pinched and pressed together, (<) pressure.

Mouth

      Sensitiveness of the teeth to cold air and to cold drinks. Dryness and rawness of the mouth.

Stomach

      Great hunger soon after eating. Inordinate desires for different things. Thirst. Nausea and vomiting mucus or food, followed by chill, heat and thirst.

Abdomen

      Pinching colic as from worms, transversely across the pit of the stomach, after eating. Twisting pains about the navel. Abdomen distended, especially in children.

Stool

      Constipation. Evacuation of round worms and thread worms. A whitish, involuntary diarrhoea, watery.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urging to urinate. Micturition involuntary, especially at night in bed. Urine turbid, profuse.

Sexual Organs

      Menstruation too early and profuse. Uterine haemorrhage.

Respiratory Organs

      Mucus collects in the larynx in the morning after rising and soon again after expectoration. Spasmodic, suffocative cough, with a kind of gurgling; the patient catches the breath. A hoarse, hacking cough in the morning after rising, renewed by inspiration; or hoarse and hacking in the evening; violent paroxysmal. Anxious, oppressed breathing. Breath short and interrupted, as from spasms in the chest. Respiration catching and painful.

Clinical. Capillary bronchitis in children; screams when approached (Arnica): swallows after coughing, screams and talks in sleep, with rigidity and great paleness of the face; sometimes with jerkings of the limbs and loss of breath.

Neck and Back

      Tearing, sticking pain in the middle of the spine. Drawing tearing pains, extending down the spine. Bruised pain in the small of the back. A feeling of constriction around the loins.

Extremities

      Twitchings, jerkings and spasms. Cramp-like tearing pains in the arms and hands. Spasmodic closure of the hands. Jerking of the fingers.

Sleep

      Tosses about in sleep, with cries and lamentations.

Fever

      Chill daily at the same hour, followed by heat, without thirst. Shivering over the whole body, with hot cheeks, without thirst. Heat daily at the same hour, with short breath. Heat rises to the face and head, with yellow color of the face and blue rings about the eyes, especially after sleep, without thirst, sometimes with thirst for cold drinks. Cold sweat on the forehead, nose and hands.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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