Chininum Arsenicosum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Chininum Arsenicosum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      Weakness, weariness, prostration and disinclination for mental work are marked symptoms of this remedy. Irritability precedes headache. Sudden attacks of vertigo worse looking up. Hemicrania (left), from fright. Anorexia. Eggs and fish produce diarrhoea. Short breath on ascending. Cardiac dyspnoea; early myocardial degeneration, after acute infections. Palpitation. Sensation as if heart had stopped. Periodic asthmatic attacks, with great prostration. Sleeplessness due to nervous causes. Coldness; of hands and feet; knees and limbs. Continuous fever; with oscillating temperature. Sweat; profuse, exhaustive; at night. Ill effects of tobacco. Pressure in the Solar plexus with tenderness. Hyperacidity alternating with decrease of acidity.

Better

      Motion.

Worse

      Rest. In the a.m. When stomach is empty.

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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