MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA [Mag-p]
Neuralgic pains relieved by warmth.
Flatulent colic, forcing patient to bend double, relieved by rubbing, warmth, pressure; accompanied by belching of gas, which gives no relief.
Bloated, full sensation in abdomen, must loosen clothing, walk about, and constantly pass flatus.
COMMON NAME : Phosphate of Magnesia
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Mg Hpo4 7 H2o.
The crystals of Mag-p are needle like with a cooling, sweetish taste.
They are an earthy constituent of muscles; nerves; bone; brain (grey matter) spine; sperma, teeth and blood corpuscles. By functional disturbances of magnesium molecules the muscular fibres contract and hence it is a remedy for cramps; convulsions and other nervous phenomena.
A/F : 1. Standing in cold water; working with cold clay 2. Dentition 3. Cold wind or water 4. Catheterization
MODALITIES : < Cold 3 air 3, drafts, water > Warmth 3 < Uncovering > Hot bathing 3 < Lying on right side > Pressure 2 < Touch 2 > Doubling up < Periodically 2 > Rubbing < Night 3 < Exhaustion 2 < Milk 3
MIND : -Irritable and oversensitive with many fears (similar to Phosphorus).
-Illusions of the senses.
-Forgetful, dullness and inability to think clearly, Indisposition to study or mental effort.
-Indisposition to mental or physical exertion.
-Sobbing and lamenting. Laments constantly about the pain with hiccoughs; weeping during convulsions.
-Talks to herself, or sits still in moody silence.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Tall, slender, dark, neurotic, persons. Young and strong individuals and teething children. Languid, tried, exhausted persons.
-Right sided affections of head ear, face, chest, ovary, sciatic nerve.
-Great dread of cold air, of uncovering, or touching the affected part.
-Pains-Cramping, lightening-like, shooting, sharp, cutting, stabbing, stitching, rapidly changing place.
-Pains come and go suddenly.
-Colicky pain in abdomen, forcing her to bend double > heat, warmth, pressure > when menstrual flow begins.
-Neuralgic pains, especially, facial neuralgia, supra or infra-orbital right sided neuralgic pains. In unbearable paroxysms, lightening-like, driving the patient to frenzy < draught of cold air > heat, warmth.
-Mouth-Toothache-severe, neuralgic pains with ulceration of teeth < night from eating < cold drinks > warmth.
-G.I.T.-Spasms of stomach with clean tongue.
-Female genitalia-Membranous dysmenorrhoea with a tarry, dark, stringy flow, and severe, shifting, cramping pains.
-Extremities-Spasms during dentition without fever.
-Cramps of extremities, writers cramps, cramps of piano players.
KEYNOTES : -Pains-sharp, cutting, shooting, lightening-like, rapidly changing place, causing restlessness, and prostration > warmth or heat, pressure < cold.
-Enuresis after catheterization.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Neurotic persons subject to violent, sudden, unendurable, tearing neuralgias, colics and cramps.
-Right sided pains > warmth 3 < cold 3.
-Women with membranous dysmenorrhoea and dark, tarry menses staining fast.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Pains > warmth 3, < cold 3.
-Pains cramping, shooting, spasmodic, sharp, cutting, stabbing, come and go suddenly.
CLINICAL : -Angina pectoris, Chorea, Cramps, Dysmenorrhoea (membranous), Enteralgia, Flatulent colic, Goitre, Neuralgias, Nystagmus, Sciatica, Toothache, Vertigo, Whooping cough, Writers cramps.
-Enuresis after catheterization-Dr.H.C.Allen.
-Bad effects of tetanus shots-Dr.Grimmer.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Colo, Dios, Kali-p, Sil, Zinc.
-Antidotes-Bell, Gels, Lach.