back Magnesium Phosphoricum

Synonym. - Magnesium phosphate. Common name. - Phosphate of Magnesium. Preparation. - Triturations.

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.

This is one of the most important of the tissue remedies of Schuessler. From his chemical data he assumed it to be the remedy for cramps, convulsions and other nervous phenomena, especially neuralgic pains. Clinical experience, in the absence of provings, has proved the assumptions of Schuessler to have been well founded, and the drug is now highly prized as an antispasmodic and for the relief of neuralgic pains. The latter are darting, lightning-like in character and are relieved by warmth and pressure (Coloc). Said to be especially suited to tired, languid, worn-out subjects.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS.

Head. - Neuralgic and rheumatic headaches, better from warm applications.

Eyes. - Supra-orbital pains; worse, right side; relieved by warmth applied externally. Increased lachrymation. Twitching of lids. Nystagmus, strabismus, ptosis (Gels.).

Ears. - Severe neuralgic pains; worse behind right ear; worse by going into cold air and washing face and neck with cold water.

Mouth. - Toothache; better by heat and hot liquids. Ulceration of teeth, with swelling of glands of face, throat, neck, and swelling of tongue. Complaints of teething children. Spasms without febrile symptoms.

Throat. - Soreness and stiffness, especially right side; parts seem puffy, with chilliness and aching all over.

Stomach.- Hiccough, with retching day and night.

Abdomen. - Enteralgia. Flatulent colic, forcing patient to bend double (Coloc); relieved by rubbing, warmth, pres- sure; accompanied with belching of gas; which gives no relief. Bloated, full sensation in abdomen; must loosen clothing, walk about, and constantly pass flatus.

Female Organs. - Menstrual colic. Membranous dysmenorrhea. Menses too early, dark, stringy. Swelling of external parts. Ovarian neuralgia. Vaginismus.

Respiratory Organs- Asthmatic oppression of chest. Dry, tickling cough. Spasmodic cough, with difficulty in lying down. Whooping-cough (Coral.).

Heart.- Angina pectoris. Nervous spasmodic palpitation.

Fever.- Chilliness after dinner, in evening. Chills run up and down the back, with shivering, followed by a suffocating sensation.

Limbs.- Involuntary shaking of hands. Paralysis agitans. Cramps in calves. Sciatica; feet very tender. Darting pains. Twitching. Chorea. Writers' and players' cramp. Tetanic spasm.

Aggravation.- On the right side. From cold touch.

Amelioration.- From warmth; bending double; pressure; friction.

Compare.- Bell., Gels., Kaliphos., Puls., Silic, Zinc.


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