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Calcarea Phosphorica - General symptoms

Phosphate Of Lime, Calcium phos, Calc-phos, Calc Phos, Schuessler Tissue Salt, Cell Salts, Tissue Salts, Biochemic Tissue / Cell Salt Number # 2 / Two, Calcium Phosphate, Calcarea Phos, Cal Phos, Calc-p.

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HPUS indication of Calcarea Phosphorica: Stiffness
Common symptoms: Stiffness, Chills, PMS.

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



A mixture of the basic and other phosphates of lime, prepared by dropping dilute Acid Phos phosphoric acid into lime-water, as long as a white precipitate is formed; this precipitate is collected and triturated. (Hering, in Correspondenzblatt, 1837).

A child of fifteen months, with a big head and open fontanels, took from a trituration of a drachm, C. ph., with half an ounce of milk-sugar, half a teaspoonful, in the evening. Soon violent screaming, grasping with hands in great with hands in great agony, towards his mother.

cold sweat, most in face.

whole body cold. lasted nearly two hours.

next day, as well as usual.

6 P.M., another spell, lasting only fifteen minutes. Mother did not give another dose. Sooner than expected the fontanel close. (1852, N. N.),.

Headache like a fulness, a painful pressure of the brain against the skull, most severe on the top of the head.

it returns regularly almost every ten seconds.

at last it becomes continuous, but is still more severe every ten seconds.

aggravated on motion, especially on stooping, even on changing the position while sitting.

especially one sitting up after lying down, also on rising after sitting, when it is accompanied by vertigo.

better while lying still, and after stooping (from the 2d),.

(For several days there is a frequent sensation as if something were in the left eye; it seems to move about in the eye, but is mostly felt towards the inner canthus and also in the upper part of the ball; nothing can be seen, and it often disappears after a short time; it is very troublesome and annoying; in the morning there is matter in the inner canthus; afterwards, there is some swelling and redness in the upper part of the inner canthus), (from the 2d),.

Much flatulence and rumbling in the abdomen, with some pain, after two doses of the 1st.

the same, also much more severe, after a third dose, together with confusion of the head, which soon increased to a dull pain, which was always more sensitive on stooping.

this continued more or less severe the whole day, until a thin evacuation followed, preceded by sensitive pain.

quite well the next day,.

Pappy stool mornings after awaking, with dark, at first clotted, afterwards liquid blood.

a half hour after diarrhoea with tenesmus. Three hours later urgency to stool again, when nothing was passed but some mucus tinged with blood, with much greater protrusion of haemorrhoids than during the previous six days, with scraping, cutting, and itching pain in them.

they do not recede for some time (distinct aggravation, eighth day),.

One of the most important tissue remedies, and while it has many symptoms in common with Calc Carb Calcarea CARB., there are some differences and characteristic features of its own. It is especially indicated in tardy dentition and troubles incident to that period, bone disease, non-union of fractured bones, and the anaemias after acute diseases and chronic wasting diseases. Anaemic children who are peevish, flabby, have cold extremities and feeble digestion. It has a special affinity where bones form sutures or symphyses, and all its symptoms are worse from any change of weather. Numbness and crawling are characteristic sensations, and tendency to perspiration and glandular enlargement are symptoms it shares with the carbonate. Scrofulosis, chlorosis and phthisis.

Delicate, erethistic, tall or scrawny children; with dirty, brownish skins

Soft, thin bones Malassimilation



Spots; cold or sore, vertex, eye-balls, tip of nose, or fingers, etc

Crawling, numb, cold limbs Pains shift



Albuminous discharges, leucorrhoea, etc

Anaemia; as a sequel

Peevish, restless and fretful Idiotismus versatilis

Headache; in occipital protuberances; down spine; better cool bathing or sneezing; of school children As of ice in occiput

Thin skull bones

Open fontanelles


Teeth; late; soft; decay easily

Tonsils, large; mycosis (Kali Muriaticum Kali-m)


Throat aches; feels hollow

Craves raw, salt, piquant foods or bacon

Weak digestion every bite hurts the stomach

Persistently vomits milk

FLABBY, SUNKEN ABDOMEN; pains, then burning leucorrhoeal flow

Festering navel Diarrhoeic tendency

Stools foul, hot; lienteric; spluttering and watery; worse fruits

Fistula; alternating with chest symptoms

Addison's disease

School girl's headache

Abnormal cravings

Tumor in left mamma

Menses early, scanty; every two weeks

Crawling in genitals

Exalted sexual instinct

Eruptions, worse during menses

Uterus heavy; weak or aching

Child loses its breath on being lifted up (Borax Bor)

Cough, better lying

Cavernous phthisis; with night sweats

Neck or chest pains from drafts

Weak, thin neck; the head bobs about

Sore fingertips

As of a splinter under nails

Weak through hips

Thin, brittle bones Pain, burning, along sutures or edges of nails

Slow ossification; non-union

Swollen glands

Pott's or hip-joint disease

Easily chilled; during pains

Sickly sweat; worse head and throat; at night

Cold limbs with digestive trouble

Chills up back, but heats down back

Phosphate of Lime. Tricalcic Phosphate. Ca3 2PO4. A mixture of the basic and other phosphates of lime, made by dropping dilute Acid Phos phosphoric acid into lime water. Trituration.

polypus of. Yawning.

Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus Phos., whilst exhibiting strong points of resemblance with Calc Carb Calc. carb., has nevertheless a very distinct individuality.

It has been proved and tested clinically, and, having been adopted by Schüssler as his leading "antisporic," a number of valuable indications have been added by him and his followers.

The Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus phos. patient is generally emaciated instead of fat like the typical Calc Carb Calc. carb. child.

The Calc Carb Calc. ph. patient is less chalky-white and more dirty-white or brownish than the Calc Carb Calc. c. patient.

Both have large abdomens, but that of the Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus Phos. patient is flabby. Calc Carb Calc. c, has craving for eggs.

Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus Phos. for salt or smoked meats. "Craving for fat bacon" in children is a well-verified characteristic of Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus phos. Calc Carb Calc. ph. has cured dyspepsia, pain amel. for a short time by raising wind, when fasting the pain goes to the spine, feeling as if one ought to raise wind and could not.

Dyspepsia with indescribable distress in region of stomach, only temporarily amel. by eating.

The stools of Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus phos. are green and slimy, or hot and watery with fetid flatus.

of Calc Carb Calc. carb., sometimes green, generally watery, white, and mixed with curds. Calc Carb Calc. carb. has an open anterior fontanelle.

Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus Phos. has both open, especially the posterior.

The skull is thin and soft, almost cracks, like paper when pressed upon.

The mental state of Calc Carb Calc. ph. is one of weakness weak memory; inability for mental exertion.

Hence it is appropriate in effects of mental strain, such as school headaches in children, weak-minded children.

In this it is like Nat Mur Nat. m.

A schoolboy to whom I was giving Calc Carb Calc. ph. developed these new symptoms "Tongue thickly coated white, taste pasty; felt absolutely silly; taking coffee whilst playing a game, he put the sugar on the draught-board instead of into the cup, and didn't know he had done anything foolish." Peevish and fretful.

Wants to be at home, and when at home wants to go out; goes from place to place.

Complaints are agg. when thinking of them.

The sexual organs are the centre of many symptoms.

Nymphomania; all organs in erection with irresistible desire, particularly before catamenia.

Voluptuous feeling, as if all the parts were filled with blood; pulses in all the parts with increased desire; after urination.

Many of the uterine symptoms are like those of Sepia Sepia.

There is a weak, sinking sensation in the hypogastrium, and sinking, empty feeling in epigastrium; prolapsus agg. during stool or micturition.

Aching in uterus. Cutting through to sacrum.

Cream-like leucorrhoea.

Burning in vagina with pain on both sides of bladder and uterus; burning like fire up into chest.

Flushes of heat and faintness; sweats easily.

But the menses are profuse, and the patient is weak and consumptive.

She has partial profuse sweats, but less profuse than those of Sepia Sepia.

Every exposure increases the rheumatic pains of Calc Carb Calc. ph. and the uterine distress.

Defective bone growth; bones thin and brittle.

It is useful in cases of fistula; and when fistula has been operated on and symptoms have appeared elsewhere; fistula alternating with chest symptoms.

Enlargement of tonsils, acute and chronic.

Short breath. Involuntary sighing.

Contraction of chest and difficult breathing; evening till 10 p.m., amel. lying down, agg. getting up.

Constant stretching and yawning.

Crying out in sleep. Cannot get awake in morning.

Grauvogl considered it the most important remedy in chronic hydrocephalus, and he very properly gave it as a prenatal remedy during pregnancy to women who had previously borne hydrocephalic children.

The chills of Calc Carb Calc. ph. strike upward.

Hering gives "The chills run up the back; terrible muscular jerks in body, which almost throw him out of his chair." Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus Phos. corresponds to defective nutrition, whether of childhood, puberty, or of old age.

Predisposition to glandular and bone diseases.

Slow development of teeth.

Spinal curvature. Slow walking; neck too thin and weak to support head.

Motion agg. and rest amel. most symptoms. agg.

When thinking of his symptoms.

A slight draught causes rheumatic pains; every cold causes pains in joints and sutures.

Changes of weather, especially when the snow melts, or in east winds agg.

Damp, rainy, cold weather agg.

It is suited to scrofulous, gouty constitutions.


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During the growing period many children need Calcarea Phosphorica. if the head bones are slow in forming, or do not keep pace with the growth of the child, Calcarea Phosphorica is often called for.

Where the child is losing flesh, slow learning to do things, slow learning to walk, or the legs are not strong enough to support the body, or it is behind in mental development, Calcarea Phosphorica is one to be examined (like Baryta Carb Baryta carb., Borax Borax, Acid Phos Ph. ac., Nat Mur Nat. m., Calc Carb Calc).

Flabby, shrunken, emaciated children. Non-union of fractured bones, swollen condyles, are symptoms accepted by all text-books as strong symptoms of Calcarea Phosphorica. It has cured polypi of nose, rectum and uterus. It has cured enlarged glands of the neck, groin and abdomen.

Rachitis, with fontanelles open, and diarrhea, in emaciating children. Rheumatic pains in the joints and limbs, worse from cold weather, or in every cold change of weather. Pale, waxy skin; anaemia.

Growing pains nights in fast growing children. Phtisical subjects. Diseases of bone. Easy ulceration. Itching, burning, eruptions. Sensitive to cold Sensitive to a jar.

The pains are shooting, drawing, aching, burning, pressing. It has a shaking chill that spreads downward. Dry heat in evening. Copious night sweats.

The complaints of Calcarea Phosphorica are generally better during rest, come on during motion, and are greatly aggravated by exertion. Stiffness on moving in bed. General bodily weakness. Numbness of many parts. Trembling. Fear brings on complaints; palpitation.

Feeble memory, and inability to sustain mental effort. Suffering in the head from mental exertion. Dreads mental exertion. Sluggish mind. Imbecility.

Feeble minded children. The child grasps the head with the hands and screams. Thinking of complaints causes them to appear or increase. Extremely fretful.

Ailments from bad news, grief, unrequited affections, vexation. She seeks solitude to commune with her thoughts and to shun the exertion of society. Discontented with his own surroundings and goes from place to place.

The head symptoms are still more striking. The dull headaches of school children-always come home from school with headache. The head is sensitive to a jar, to pressure, to the hat; wants it washed in cold water; wants to be quite and alone.

Throbbing and burning in the head. Rheumatic headache, seems to be in the whole head, in cold weather, being out in the cold wind.

worse from walking, worse from exertion, worse at night. It has many times prevented hydrocephalus. Frontal headaches, and forehead and eyes worse from pressure of the hat. Perspiration of scalp.

forehead cold to touch. Tearing pain in bones of head. Cold occiput. Eczema of scalp. Ulcers of scalp.

In children when coming out of brain congestion if there is strabismus, diarrhea, and losing flesh. Glittering fiery circles before the eyes. Pain in eyes from reading in artificial light. Eyes blurred. Soreness in eyeballs. Pains worse thinking about them. Ulceration of cornea. Eyes feel hot. Easy lachrymation.

Rheumatic tearing in the ears when the weather changes to cold. Ears very cold. Aching deep in ear. Enlarged, painful parotid glands.

Eruption about the ears. Noises in ears after stool. Dry catarrh of the middle ear. Calcarea Phosphorica is useful in chronic catarrh of the nose when the general symptoms agree.

Polypi in the nose. Icy cold nose. Fluent coryza in a cold room, stopped in a warm room. Epistaxis.

Pale, waxy face, dirty skin. Rheumatic face ache in every cold spell of weather. Cold perspiration on face.

Neuralgia of face at night, in cold air; worse from exertion, ameliorated by heat; sensitive to pressure (Mag. p is better by heat and pressure). Dark blotches and pustules on the face. Swollen upper lip, painful, hard and burning.

Foul taste in mouth. Bitter taste in the morning. Tongue coated in the morning. Tongue swollen, numb and stiff.

Growing children suffer from chronic throat troubles. Enlarged tonsils. Every cold settles in the tonsils (Baryta Carb Baryta c., Alumen Alumen). Much mucus in throat. Dryness in throat at night.

Soreness in the stomach. Sour eructations, nausea and vomiting. Burning in the stomach. Nausea from scraping the larynx or throat. Vomiting in infants, in children, and in pregnancy. Violent pain in the stomach; diarrhoea aggravated by the least food. Gnawing, empty feeling in the stomach.

After becoming chilled, pain in the liver, soreness, aggravated after eating and by motion; wants to keep quiet. Stitching pains in the liver from deep breathing or sudden motion. Pulsating in the liver. Cutting pains in the spleen. Sinking sensation in abdomen.

Burning in the abdomen, rising up into the chest. Pain in the abdomen ameliorated by passing flatus. Colic, followed by diarrhoea. Ulceration of naval in infants. Motion in abdomen from flatus as from something alive. Abdomen large and flabby.

Tabes mesenterica with diarrhoea. Green mucus and hot watery stools; white, mushy stools, copious, offensive flatus. Diarrhea from fruit, ice cream, cold drinks or vexation. Diarrhea in the morning in phtisical patients. Very offensive stools.

Stitching pain in the anus, with or without hemorrhoids. Boils and abscesses about and near the anus, discharging blood and pus. Fistula in tuberculous subjects. Fissured anus, with burning stitching pains.

Women The woman has no better friend than Calc Carb Calc. p

Her sufferings at puberty when she is slow in maturing are often met by this medicine. From taking cold at first menstrual period often comes a painful menstruation that lasts during menstrual life, unless cured by Calcarea Phosphorica.

Violent cramping in uterus and groin several hours before the flow starts, relieved after the flow has been fully established.

The pains make her cry out. Intense sexual excitement (like Platinum Metallicum Platina, Gratiola Officinalis Gratiola, Origanum Majorana Origanum). Weak, sinking sensation in the pelvis.

Prolapsus of uterus during stool and micturition. Uterine polypus. Labor-like pains at the beginning of menstruation. Copious menstrual flow, with very dark clots and membranes.

Leucorrhea like white of egg day and night. Throbbing, titillating in external genitalia. Burning in the vagina and uterus during menses. Child refuses mother's milk. It may be given to a woman who has brought forth one or two children that may be considered Calc Carb Calc. p babies. The next child will be stronger and have a better constitution.

Voice and larynx It is often observed that this patient scrapes, mucus from the larynx before he can talk or sing. Hoarseness, dry hacking cough day and night. Tubercular laryngitis.

Suffocation on slight exertion, or on ascending stairs. In thin, pale, sickly people with dry, hacking cough worse in cold, damp weather in rheumatic constitutions. Yellow expectoration.

Stitching pains in the chest. Emaciation of the chest. Difficult expectoration. It is a very useful remedy in phthisis and blood spitting. Much sweat on the chest. Rattling in the chest with difficult expectoration, like Causticum Caust

Soreness of the chest to touch. Palpitation, with trembling of the limbs.

Rheumatic pains in the limbs in cold weather, worse from motion, better during rest and from heat. Trembling in all the limbs. Stiffness after resting, and in the morning. Aching in the bones, like growing pains. Gouty fingers and toes that become painful in cold weather. Ulcerative pains in the roots of the nails.

The most severe tearing, shooting pains are in the lower limbs. The probable reason for this is that the lower limbs are always cold to the knees, and the cold parts are always the suffering parts in Calcarea Phosphorica.

Sharp pains in tendons of the lower limbs. Intense aching boring pains in the knees, and long bones. Pains in the tibia with soreness. Drawing pain in the tibia. Cramp in the calves. Ulcers on the legs; weak, chronic; no granulation. Rheumatism of the ankles. Caries of the os calcis. Stringing and shooting in the toes.

and limbs The back pains are worse in cold, stormy weather, attended with stiffness, and worse in the morning. The back is sensitive to draft. Pain in the back from lifting or straining. Curvature of spine. Tearing, shooting.

tenderness and aching in the spine. Soreness in sacroiliac symphysis. Pain in lumbar region and sacrum at the menstrual period.

Constipation, with difficult, hard stool. Bleeding from the rectum and anus during stool. Protruding piles so painful that he is kept in bed for weeks.

the pain is intense standing, walking, from touch.

ameliorated by heat. with general sufferings, every sudden cold change of the weather. Piles itch and burn and discharge yellow pus. Itching of the anus in the evening.

Tardy closing or re-opening fontanelles in slim, emaciated children, with sweaty heads.

Diarrhoea or entero-colitis; stool passes with much flatulence and spluttering noise.

Rheumatic troubles which are worse in fall or spring, when the air is full of melting snow.

When on the subject of Calc Carb Calcarea we may as well notice this other combination.

The Phosphorus Phosphorus element in this preparation seems to change the temperament, for while it retains its wonderful remedial power over tardy bone development it acts best in spare subjects instead of fat. So that if we find a sickly child with fontanelles remaining open too long or re-opening after once closed, the child being spare and anaemic, we think of Calcarea Phosphorica.

We would also think of Silicea Silicea in one of these poor subjects, but in the Calc Carb Calcarea Phosphorus phos. the sweaty head is not a prominent symptom, while with Silicea Silicea it is markedly so. Calc Carb Calcarea Phosphorus phos; also has a very peculiar desire, the little patient instead of wanting eggs wants "ham rind," a very queer symptom, but a genuine one. (Magnesia carb. craves meat in scrofulous children.) Diarrhoea is very prominent, and the stools are green and "spluttering;" that is the flatulence (of which there is much) with the stool makes a loud spluttering noise when the stool passes. I have made some very fine cures in such cases where there seemed little hope for the child and hydrocephaloid seemed impending. The little patients were shrunken, emaciated and very anaemic. Marasmus.

(Calc Carb Calcarea Phosphorus phos. is an excellent remedy in rheumatic troubles worse spring and fall, especially when the air is cold and damp from melting snow.)

Calc Carb Calcarea Phosphorus phos. is an excellent remedy for broken bones where the bones refuse to knit (Also Symphytum.)

I have found Calc Carb Calcarea Phosphorus phos. very useful in the headaches of anaemic school girls. Here we sometimes have to choose between it and Nat Mur Natrum mur.

Feels complaints more when thinking of them (Oxalic acid, Helonias Dioica Helonias).