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Cina - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Cina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Extremities, limbs


Twitching of limbs,

Jerkings and distortions of the limbs,

Convulsions of all limbs,


Paralytic pain in the arms and legs for several days,

Tearing, in part sharply cutting, pains in the limbs, in the head, and in the jaws, frequently only momentary,

Painful sensitiveness of all the limbs on motion and when touched,

Upper extremities

Paralytic sensation in the whole of the right arm; it feels like a stiffness in the joints, so that he is unable to move it (after twenty-four hours),

Paralytic pain in the arm, so that he is obliged to let it sink down,

Paralytic drawing pain through the right arm, especially if he lets it hang down or rests it anywhere, especially on anything hard,

Tensive tearing pains in the arms, with paralytic pain; on taking hold of them a bruised pain, as after great muscular exertion,

Drawing-tearing pain in the whole of the right arm, not disappearing on motion (after seven hours),


Pinching on the top of the shoulder,

Sticking pain on top of the left shoulder, affected by neither pressure nor motion of the arm (after thirty-two hours),

Some stitches in front of the left shoulder,

Needle stitches in the top of the left shoulder,


Violent pinching pain in the right upper arm, disappearing on motion, but returning during rest,

Boring-pinching pain in the left upper arm, relieved by motion (after twenty-five hours),

Paralytic drawing through the upper arm, from the upper part down to the middle, so that he could scarcely allow himself to move it; pressure upon the suffering part hurts as if he had received a blow or bruise,

Drawing-tearing pain in the right upper arm, disappearing on pressure, but immediately returning (after twenty-seven hours),

Pain as from a blow or bruise in the upper arm, above the elbow-joint,


Paralytic pain in the bend of the elbow externally, like a jerking, at intervals,

Tearing pain in the right elbow-joint when at rest, not affected by motion (after twenty-seven hours),


On stretching out the arms violently in the morning, after rising, a cramplike pain in the forearm, especially from the elbow-joint downward; on bending the hands back and forth while the arms are outstretched, the same pain is felt in the wrists,

Drawing-digging pain in the left forearm, from the wrist to the elbow (after one hour and three-quarters),

Cramplike pressive pain in the muscles of the forearm, especially on bending it,

Contractive tearing, like a cramp, in the muscles of the forearm, close to the wrist, speedily disappearing on motion (after seventeen hours),

Paralytic jerking from above downward on the lower surface of the forearm, though especially severe at the point where it begins,


Pinching-boring pain in the right wrist (after three hours),

Drawing pains in the wrists (after twelve and twenty-four hours),

The wrists feel sprained,


Intermitting cramplike contraction of the hands,

Several stitches in the left hand, extending to the little finger,

Some small jerking stitches, now in the left, now in the right hand (after thirty-three hours),

Jerking-tearing pain in the hollow of the left hand, aggravated by stretching out the hand,


Cramplike contraction, with cramplike pain in the right middle finger; it was bent inward,

Cramplike jerking in the fingers,

Burning pain in the uppermost joint of the middle finger,

Cramplike pain in the muscles of the outer side of the left little finger, disappearing on motion (after twelve hours),

Drawings in the fingers (after forty-eight hours),

Paralytic drawing in the ring finger during rest and motion,

Fine stitches in the upper end of the metacarpal bone of the ring finger; on pressure it pains as if bruised,

Pains in the balls of the thumbs, as after a bruise, on pressing upon them, and also on moving the metacarpus of the thumb towards the hollow of the hand,

Sudden inward jerking in the fingers of the right hand,

Crawling in the tip of the thumb, as from being asleep; it seems numb,

Crawling in the last joint of the thumb, almost as after being asleep,

Lower extremities


Tearing in the left hip and nates,


The nates pain while sitting, as if weary from long sitting,

Paralytic pain in the left thigh, not far from the knee,

Cramplike pain in the anterior muscles of the left thigh while standing (after a quarter of an hour),

Boring pain from within outward, below the gluteal muscles, while sitting, disappearing on pressure and motion, but returning during rest,

Cramplike contractive stitches (while sitting) in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left thigh, now in the muscles of right, now of the left upper arm, now down along the small of the back, like pains in the back, which, however, disappear while walking in the open air (after twenty-seven hours),

Drawing-tearing pain in the anterior side of the right thigh, disappearing on violent motion,

Pain in the great trochanter while walking, as if he had fallen upon it,


Dull stitches in the knees now and then,

Single needle-like stitches in the patella (after ten hours),


Cramplike pain in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left lower leg, while walking in the open air, soon disappearing while standing and sitting (after thirty hours),

Digging pain in the tibia, below the left knee (after eight hours and a half),

Paralytic draggings in the forepart of the lower leg, between the tibia and fibula,

Intermitting stitches, as with a fork, in the left tibia, just below the knee,

Tearing pains in the middle of the left calf (while sitting),

While sitting, cramplike tearing in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left lower leg, now of the left, now right forearm, disappearing on walking in the open air (after fifty-two hours),


The child stretches out its feet spasmodically,

The child's left foot is in a constant spasmodic motion; at last it lies immovable, abducted far from its body,

Tearing-sticking pain in the left heel (while sitting), (while sitting),

Stitches in the ball of the right foot,

Twitching-tearing in the inner border of the left foot,


Cutting pain in all the left toes, as if they were loosened from the feet, not disappearing on motion (after two hours),

Epileptic-like convulsions, with consciousness (eclampsia),

Weak, pale,

The child is very weak and sick,

Morning, on rising, weakness and nausea,

He was obliged to lie down (after six hours and a half),

Restlessness at night; frequent tossing about from one place to another on account of discomfort,


Incessant uneasiness,

The child tosses about uneasily, even while awake,


Very painful stitches here and there in the trunk, but especially in the abdomen, while sitting (after eight hours),

Dull stitches here and there in the body (after several days),

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