CINCHONA OFFICINALIS [Chin]
Results of vital losses. Periodicity. Profuse exhausting discharges, haemorrhages. Tinnitus. Flatulent bloating. Stools lienteric, bloody, painless.
Intermittent fevers with drenching sweats at night.
SYNONYM : China officinalis, China rubra.
COMMON NAME : Peruvian Bark.
FAMILY : Rubiaceae.
PREPARATION : The dried bark is used for the preparation.
China is placed by Teste in the Ferrum group along with Plumb, Phos, Carb-an, Puls, Zinc, all of which have the property of remaking the altered blood, or for increasing for the time being, in a healthy person the relative amount of globulin, haematin, fibrin etc.
A/F : 1. Loss of fluids 2. Bad effects of quinine; mercury 3. Onanism 4. Suppressed coryza 5. Alcohol 6. Anger.
MODALITIES : < Vital losses 3 > Hard pressure 2 < Touch 3 > Loose clothes < Jar 2 < Noise 2 < Periodically 3 - alternate days 2 < Cold 2; drafts 2, wind 2, open air < Fruits 2, Milk, Eating < Foggy weather, autumn < Mental exertion.
MIND : -INTROVERTED, intense and touchy individuals with a tendency to take offense especially in teen-ages. Difficult to express feelings. Child cannot express affection with words. So sensitive, cannot speak or look at you during interview.
Superficial attention <, deep attention >.
-Great excitability, nervous erethism, fantasies of heroic deeds at night, causing sleeplessness, with embarrassment at the same time the next day "Welter mitty thoughts"- Morrison.
-Fear of animals, even domestic DOGS. Fear of instincts.
-Gloomy, morose, depressed, apathetic, indifferent, no desire to live, no courage to commit suicide.
-SENSITIVE, especially oversensitive to noise. Sensitive to external impressions, insults.
-Fixed idea: "an enemy is pursuing me".
-Poetic, ARTISTIC, idealistic. Refined senses. Great imagination. At night when they go to sleep, fantasize things, they will do and being the hero of the situation.
-Aversion to exercises. Dread of physical and mental work. Disposed to be quarrelsome and angry.
-Constant irritation. At the edge of being overwrought. At edge of nervous capacity.
-Misplacing words in later stage.
-In between Nat-m and Nux-v.
-Rubrics: Delusion, that he is unfortunate, persecuted, tormented, hindered at work.
Gets frustrated, contemptuous. Indolent, indifferent, hopeless. Suicidal, but lacks courage. Fancying, theorizing, planning.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Broken down constitutions; persons once robust, strong healthy and swarthy, who have now become weak debilitated and exhausted by LOSS OF VITAL FLUIDS.
-PERIODICITY of all complaints.
-Profound DEBILITY from exhausting discharges and loss of vital fluids.
Haemorrhages with much debility, trembling, ringing, buzzing in the ears.
-Sensitiveness of the whole system especially to TOUCH physically.
-Disposition to HAEMORRHAGE from all orifices.
-Pains hard pressure.
-Dropsical condition after anemia, from loss of vital fluids.
-Fullness and FLATULENCE-whole abdomen is enormously distended not > from eructations or only temporary>. Everything eaten turns into gas.
-GALL STONE colic periodic bending double.
-Desire for SWEETS, sour, pungent, refreshing things, stimulants, highly seasoned food, salt. Aversion: fat, fruit.
-Painless nocturnal DIARRHOEA, frequent; from fish, fruits, milk, beer. Blackish stools with undigested food; ineffectual urging.
-Intermittent FEVERS - PERIODICITY well marked, returns every 7th or 14th day, never at night. Anticipatory type of fever.
Chill preceded by palpitation, anxiety and hunger; coming generally in forenoon, increased by drinking water. Chill of short duration. Thirst before chill but not during. Chill not >external heat.
Heat long lasting with desire to uncover, with thirstlessness or insatiable thirst. Redness of face, with delirium, with high fever.
Sweat stage-debilitating profuse sweat, with great thirst during sweat. Perspiration which does not>. Soreness in liver and spleen and great flatulence. Fever with headache.
-Headache-due to haemorrhages; sexual excesses, suppressed coryza.
-Occipital pain with sensation as if the skull would burst.
-With confusion and dullness.
-Headache < slightest touch but >hard pressure.
-Assosiated with nausea or vomiting of bile and mucus.
-Throbbing carotids, head & face flushed.
KEYNOTES : 1. Much marked periodicity of complaints especially of fevers.
2. Toothache while nursing the child.
3. Diarrhoea only at night
4. Pains are hard pressure.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : 1. A/F loss of vital fluids, haemorrhages, sexual excesses, abuse of mercury.
2. Periodicity well marked.
3. Profound debility. Debility and nervous erythrism from exhausting diseases.
4. Flatulent dyspepsia as concomitant to all complaints.
5. Intermittent fevers with periodicity, insatiable thirst and profuse debilitating sweat.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. A/F Loss of vital fluids.
2. Persons now debilitated; previously strong and robust.
3. Great sensitiveness to touch but> hard pressure.
4. Flatulence-everything eaten turns into gas, not better by eructation.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Ferr, Chin-s, Carb-v, Kali-c.