Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kali Phosphoricum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Phosphate of Potassium. K2HPO4. Trituration. Solution in distilled water.
According to Schüssler K. ph. is contained in the cells of the brain, nerves, muscles, blood (corpuscles and plasma), and intercellular fluids.
and a disturbance in the motions of its molecules produces-($51$) In Thought cells Despondency, anxiety, fearfulness, tearfulness, home-sickness, suspiciousness, agoraphobia, weak memory. (2) In Vaso-motor Nerves First, small and frequent pulse.
later, retarded. (3) In Sensory Nerves Pains with sensation of paralysis. (4) In Motor Nerves Weakness of muscles and nerves even to paralysis. (5) In Trophic fibres of Sympathetic Nerve Retarded nutrition.
even total arrest in a limited area of cells and then a softening. Depression is the characteristic of its action.
conversely it cures depressed states of mind and body, hypochondriasis, hysteria, neurasthenia, nervous insomnia, spasms of irritable weakness, paralysis.
Thus far Schüssler, to whom we owe the medicine.
and a very excellent ground-work of indications it provides. The action of the phosphoric element is very clearly visible, but for accurate prescribing something is needed beyond Schüssler's indications, excellent as they are.
and this something has been provided by a proving published by H. C. Allen in Med. Adv., xxviii. 194. Schüssler, as is usual with him, uses lower triturations, from 3x to 12x. No doubt that is wise when prescribing on the general indications he gives.
but those who prescribe on the fine indications need not limit themselves to these. H. C. Allen's symptoms will be found in the subjoined Schema. As Allen points out, a vein of Kali symptoms runs through the proving, e.g., early morning waking, the peculiar mouth, and the severe action on the skin. (I may add to these "agg. after coitus," and "sensitiveness to touch.") In menstrual headaches it is indicated, and in neurasthenia, and Allen has developed clinically the characteristic colour of the excretions.
golden or orange-yellow. The urine is very yellow. He cured with K. ph. an old pelvic abscess, with orange-coloured discharge, having given the remedy for sleeplessness. The provers experienced great lassitude.
they lost much flesh. Nervous, hot, restless, easily startled. Trembling of hands from nervousness. Sensations as if tongue would cleave to roof of mouth.
as if a ball were rising in throat.
as if a rocket had passed through head. Stitching pains. Numb finger-tips. The least touch causes starting. There is a toothache alternating with headache. K. ph. corresponds to those numerous cases in which there is increased sensitiveness to all impressions, from a weakness of the vital organismic resistance or control. In weakened states from shock, mental or physical, from over-strain or over-drain of the system. Nervous, restless.
fidgety feeling in feet.
trembling sensation in muscles of legs, especially of gastrocnemii. Numb sensations. W. T. Laird (H. R., xiv. 461) points out that K. ph. cures a nervous dyspepsia almost identical with that of Anacardium Anac. The K. ph. patient is more decidedly neurasthenic than the other.
and the relapses, which are frequent in both, are mostly due to dietetic errors in Anacardium Anac. cases, and to excitement or worry in the K. ph. cases. H. M. Rean (Hom. News, xxviii. 82) reports three cases of amenorrhoea cured Miss B., 19, very nervous, pale blonde, skin rather waxy, cross and snappish, cries easily, constant dull headache, yet very drowsy all day.
At times so fidgety could not control herself, and called her mother to hold her hands. Menses did not appear till eighteen, and were scanty then and since. K. ph. 3x four times daily caused great improvement at next menstrual period. In three months menses were regular and normal, and in five months the patient was perfectly well. H. T. Dodge gives these indications Worn-out nursing mothers, tired to distraction by nervous babies. Worn-out business and professional men. Special indications being Foul breath with low nervous condition.
tongue with brownish mustard-like coat.
dull heavy ache between shoulders.
restlessness. He commends the higher attenuations where indications are close (Hom. News, xxix. 10, quoting Critique).
diarrhoea while eating).
after rising in morning on falling asleep.
by lying on painful part by sitting and walking at 3 to 5 a.m.
in early morning (diarrhoea) from exposure to cold (neuralgic pains).
from coitus. from continued motion.
from sneezing (side pains).
from facing the sun (eye pain).
after drinking water (bearing-down pains).
by lying down (ears). by lying on back (lumbar pains). amel. When menses come on (agg. before).
after lying down. leaning against something.
sitting up. bending double (colic in hypogastrium).
from belching gas. from warmth.
from motion if slight and of short continuance.
from eating (occipital headache).
by daylight (nervousness).
out of doors (dull headache). It is suited to pale, sensitive, irritable persons.
Alopecia areata. Amenorrhoea. Anaemia. Asthma. Atrophy. Brain, concussion of. Brain-fag. Brain-softening. Cancrum oris. Carbuncle. Chilblains. Cholerine. Diphtheria. Dysentery. Enuresis. Face, neuralgia of. Feet, fidgety. Gangrene. Hypochondriasis. Hysteria. Insomnia. Melancholia. Menstrual headaches. Nervous dyspepsia. Neurasthenia. Night-terrors. Noma. Nymphomania. OEdema pulmonum. Paralysis. Pneumonia. Ptosis. Puerperal fever. Puerperal mania. Sciatica. Scurvy. Stomach, ulcer of. Ulcers. Urticaria. Whitlow.
J. C. Nottingham (H. R., vii. 229) considers a leading indication of K. ph. "nervousness arising from excessive sexual excitement, whether indulged or suppressed. He as cured impotence and seminal losses on these indications. Accompanying symptoms are Aching in sacrum, sleeplessness, pain in back of neck and head, general irritability, great despondency, frequent micturition, large quantities being passed night and day and containing phosphates.
H. C. Allen reports a case of subacute laryngitis in a woman six weeks after confinement, occurring concurrently with suppressed lochia and piles and non-appearing leucorrhoea, to which she had been subject. She was almost in articulo mortis when, on these indications
"In cases coming late under treatment, with great weakness, pale bluish face, &c." (Raue) "Speech slow, becoming inarticulate, creeping paralysis" (Hering) and "The oxydation processes, the change of gases on respiration and other chemical transformations in the blood is brought about by the presence of K. ph." (Grauvogl).
K. ph. 30 was given and rapidly rescued the patient from the dangerous condition, though other remedies were required to complete the cure, in the course of which the piles and discharges came back.
K. ph. craves ice-cold water, vinegar, and sweets. The conditions are agg. After eating (stomach and bowels and maxillae)