CHINA ARSChininum arsenicosum
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : This compound of quinine (see page 49), arsenious acid, and potassium carbonate is little used outside homeopathy.
Preparation : Quinine arsenite is mixed with lactose sugar and triturated.
Remedy Profile : People for whom China ars. is appropriate tend to be exhausted and drained, and to feel that they cannot endure their state for much longer. They are either restless and on edge or completely relaxed.
The key symptom treated by China ars. is great fatigue, perhaps following chronic fatigue syndrome, or serious illness such as malaria or a debilitating epileptic attack. The fatigue tends to recur at specific times, possibly with burning pains, stiff joints, and fluttering “electric” pulses in the body. The remedy may also be given to treat asthma with a sensation of suffocation, oppressed breathing, and anxiety.
Symptoms Better : For open air; for pressure on the affected area; for bending forward; for sitting up; for yawning.
Symptoms Worse : In the morning; for movement; for hunger.