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Phosphoricum Acidum - Generalities symptoms

Phosphoric Acid, Phos acid,Acid Phos, Phos ac, Phos-ac, Phosph-ac, Phos. ac, Acidum phosphoricum

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HPUS label indication: Headache

Below are the strongest indications of Phosphoricum Acidum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, from keeping warm. WORSE, exertion, from being talked to; loss of vital fluids; sexual excesses. Everything impeding circulation causes worse of symptoms.
Compare: Oenothera Biennis - Evening primrose - (Effortless diarrhoea with nervous exhaustion. Incipient hydrocephaloid. Whooping-cough and spasmodic asthma). Nectranda amare ( Watery diarrhoea, dry tongue, colic, bluish ring around sunken eyes, restless sleep.) China; Nux; Pic-ac.; Lactic-ac.; Phos.
Antidotes: Coffea.
First potency.


After sleep
After sleep

Anaemia; after haemorrhage
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At beginning of sleep

Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after emotions
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; from nervousness
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Bones; decay of bone
Bones; decay of bone; around the bone
Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)
Bones; slow repair of broken bones
Bones; softening of bones

Cancers; melanotic

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs)
Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs); after grief
Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs); from unrequited love

Change of position

Change of position

Change of weather

Constriction; internally

Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; with falling


Desire for open air


During sleep

Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; bread
Eating and food; bread; black
Eating and food; cheese, old
Eating and food; coffee
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; dry food
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; fruit
Eating and food; rotten sausages
Eating and food; sight of all food
Eating and food; sour fruit
Eating and food; sour
Eating and food; vinegar
Eating and food; warm food
Eating and food; while eating

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); after grief
Emaciated (extremely thin); certain parts
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease



Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; after eating
Faintness, fainting; after emission
Faintness, fainting; from dehydration
Faintness, fainting; on excitement

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; internal

Formication (like insects crawling around); bones
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); glands
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From loss of sleep

Full feeling; internally

General physical anxiety

Glanders (boils spread by flies, occuring mainly in middle east or africa)

Glands; withered glands


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

In winter

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; bones; around the bone
Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); muscles
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Jar, stepping

Jerking; muscles

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lethargic, tired
Lethargic, tired; after eating

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side



Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; of affected part

Mucous secretions increased


Nervous shuddering

Night; after midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

On first sitting down

On first sitting down

On waking

On waking

Open air

Open air

Pain; around the bone
Pain; as if scraped
Pain; as if scraped; around the bone
Pain; benumbing
Pain; bones
Pain; bones; night
Pain; boring
Pain; boring; bones
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; bones
Pain; burning externally; bones; night
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; glands
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; glands
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; bones
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; gnawing, biting; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching; bones
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; glands
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; tearing; in muscles
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sore, bruised; bones
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; downward
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; inward
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; bones; around the bone
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; pressing in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; sticking in muscles
Pain; tearing; outward
Pain; tearing; upward
Pain; twinging
Pain; twisting
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; internally

Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; painless

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)



Prickling; internally

Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; fluttering
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; heavy; and slow
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft
Pulse; weak





Sensation of water, dashing against inner parts

Sensitive; around the bone
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability; when too much medicine has produced an over-sensitive state and remedies fail to act
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; glands
Sensitive; to pain






Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting


Suppression of sexual desire

Swelling; around the bone
Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; painless
Swelling; in general
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms after sexual intercourse
Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left upper and right lower
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); having a cold part of body
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; like warm water; poured over
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Tension; externally
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles


Touch; slight touch

Trembling; externally

Twitching; during sleep
Twitching; here and there
Twitching; of tendons
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous


Walking up stairs or hill



Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air

Warm bed

Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after breakfast
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after dinner
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after eating
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after emission
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sexual intercourse
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); daytime
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); daytime; walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during fever
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from ascending stairs
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from breast feeding
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from grief
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from reading
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from unfortunate love
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); late morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); mental exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; after rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); on waking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic; sliding down in bed
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sleep
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness)

When asleep long

While sitting
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.