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Phosphoricum Acidum - Head symptoms - Hahnemann

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

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HPUS indication of Phosphoricum Acidum: Headache

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


Heaviness of the head.

Great heaviness of the whole of the head, with violent pressure, drawing toward the left frontal eminence.

Heaviness and pressure forward in the occiput on inclining the head forward; it goes off by inclining it backward.

Pressure in the brain, behind the left ear.

Intermitting dull, shooting pressure, deep in the left side of the crown.

Severe pressure on the left side of the forehead.

Violent pressure outward in the right frontal eminence.

Pressure in the forehead, as after a spree.

Severe pressure above the left temple, extending into the occiput, with aversion to moving.

Pressure in the head, especially while going up stairs.

Severe pressure, extending from the forehead down toward the nose.

Pressure in the head, as from a load, from above downward, or as if the head was shattered at the top.

Excessively severe pressure in the head, in the afternoon.

Severe pressure in the right temple outward.

Squeezing pressure in the parietal bones, more violent on moving.

Pressure in the occiput, as if it was lying on something hard.

Squeezing, dull, severe pressure in the left temple, in rhythmical intervals.

Squeezing pressure and tearing in the brain, now here, now there.

Squeezing tearing pressure in the occiput, aggravated by noise and by the slightest motion.

Squeezing pressure in the right temple.

Squeezing pressure in and on the right temple, more violent when moving.

Violent forcing and pressure out at the crown, for three days.

Twitches through the head, from behind forward, in rhythmical intervals, like pulsations.

Twitches in the head.

Drawing pressure in the right crown and in the occipital bone, more violent on moving.

Drawing in the left temple and in the anterior cartilage of the ear, on moving; it turns into pressure.

Tearing in the crown and the occiput.

Tearing in the left temple, extending into the forehead, worse when moving.

Shooting above the left eye, upward in the head.

Dull shooting, out at the middle of the forehead.

A dull stitch darts, as from an arrow, into the right temple, extending deep into the brain, in repeated paroxysms.

Violent shooting in the right temple, extending into the eye.

Severe shooting in the right temple.

Shooting with drawing in the crown, diminished by pressure.

Single sharp thrusts in the right temple.

Single blows in the head, as from a hammer.

Hacking in the head, as with a hatchet (Staphysagria Staphis. cured this.).

Burrowing boring in the right side of the occiput.

Boring with pressure in the left temple.

Boring in the head, as if holes were being bored into the skull, especially in the vertex.

Buzzing in the head.

Pressure on the occiput as from a hard couch, alleviated by rubbing.

Pressure and gnawing on the forehead, on the root of the nose.

Itching gnawing on the forehead.

Burning shooting on the head.

Pointed, long-continued stitch, externally on the vertex, aggravated by touching it.

Sensation of warmth on the side of the frontal bone.


Headache, at once early in the morning on awaking; it goes off on rising.

Headache, in the forehead, when quickly turning the head and when treading firmly.

Headache, in the occiput, obliging one to lie down.

Severe headache, causing one to lie down, with stiffness of the nape.

Constant headache.

Headache, excessively increased by the slightest concussion or by noise.

Severe headache above the eyes, so that she could not open them.

Headache, as after straining in lifting, sensation of heaviness in the head.

Dull headache in the forehead and the temples, with considerable cheerfulness.

Dull, crawling headaches in the sinciput, with perspiration on the forehead.

Stupid headache, when he comes into the warm room in the evening.

Stupid headache with humming in the head; then while coughing pain as if the head would burst.

Pressive pain in the right occiput, partly also extending forward, all day, aggravated by pressure and by turning the head (aft. I h.).

Painful pressure in the right side of the occiput, outward (aft. 1 ½ h.).

Pressive dull pain above the orbits, with shooting behind the ears, in the afternoon.

Severe pressure, almost like bruised pain, in the forehead or in the temple, seemingly on the surface of the brain, on reflecting especially in the evening, not however preventing thought.

Severe pressure in the forehead, in the morning on awaking, so that she was quite stupefied and could not open her eyes; the pain hardly allowed her to speak, and was aggravated by the slightest motion.

Headache, as if the brain was being pressed upward, with painfully pulsating throbbing therein.

Pressive and shooting pain in all parts of the head, in paroxysms.

Pain in the whole brain, as if it was squeezed together.

Pain as if both the temporal bones were being pressed together with a pair of tongs.

Pain in the evening, in bed, as if both the temples were being constricted in various parts.

Pricking headache, early on rising, till noon.

Burning headache in the upper part of the brain.

Painful concussion in the head, while walking.

Pressive pain in the right temple.

Bruised pain on the occiput where the muscles of the neck begin.

Drawing pain in the occipital bones, every day.

Burning pain in the skin of the left side of the forehead.


Pain in the skin of the head, when touched, as if sore, or as from pulling the hair.

Dull pain on the hairy scalp.

Itching on the hairy scalp.

Burning pain on the right side of the hairy scalp.

Sensation of coldness on the hairy scalp.

Painful elevation of the skin of the head, with the sensation as if he was being pulled by the hair; on touching it, bruised pain.

Profuse falling out of the hair.

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