Homeopathic Remedy Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p)
Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) ;Common Name : Phosphate of Lime;
Chemical Formula: Ca3(PO4)2;
Kingdom: Minerals; S
tage: Chronic, Intercurrent;
Side: Right, Rt. to Lt., Lt. to Rt.;
Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular
Thermal State: Chilly:
Thirst : Thirstless;
Appetite: Increased, Reduced;
Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;
Time Phases: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night;
Gender: Child ;
Element: Oxygen(O, 8), Phosphorus(P, 15), Calcium(Ca, 20);
It is commonly use in Peevish, restless and fretful, Soft, thin bones, Malassimilation, Delayed closure of fontanelles, Flabby, sunken abdomen, festering navel, Complaints of tall, scrawny school going children.
Physiological Action of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
This agent is a constituent of all the tissues of the body, and is a necessity in cell growth. When for any reason it is withheld from the system, the subject becomes weakened, an atonic condition develops, ossification is imperfect, and a general interference with nutrition occurs.
THERAPEUTICS of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
This remedy is indicated in dark complexioned, thin, spare, anaemic persons, with dark hair and eyes; in children who, during their first and second dentition, suffer diarrhoea, flatulence, and who crave salted or smoked meats.
It is of service in RACHITIS when the child is emaciated, unable to stand. The cranial bones are thin and brittle. The fontanelles remain open, or reopen after having been closed. Dentition is delayed and the child is slow in learning to walk. The abdomen in sunken and flabby. It is useful in SPINAL CURVATURE when the back is weak and is unable to support the body. It frequently controls ANAEMIA and MAL – NUTRITION, in those who grow too rapidly, as is observed in girls at puberty, where there is a tendency for the bones to soften, or the spine in curve. This condition may result from rapid child bearing, prolonged lactation or profuse menstruation, and the remedy is to be studied in such cases.
It is indicated in the HEADACHES of SCHOOL GIRLS, who are anaemic and suffer from FLATULENT DYSPEPSIA which is worse after eating. They suffer at times from grief and disappointed love affairs, and there is an involuntary sighing.
In should be thought of in cases of NON – UNION of the FRAGMENTS following FRACTURES, and in RHEUMATISM dependent upon cold weather.
The patient is worse in damp, cold, changeable weather and from east winds. He feels his complaints more while thinking of them, being relieved in warm, dry, summer weather.
A/F [ Ailments from / Causation of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) ] :
-Grief and vexation
-Disappointment in love
– Anaemia or debility after acute disease, or chronic wasting disease
MODALITIES of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
< Loss of fluids
< Cold drafts
< When the snow is melting
< During pregnancy > Summer
MIND Symptom of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p):
-Discontent, peevish, dissatisfied, constantly complaining.
-Friendly, open, sensitive.
-Strong desire to travel.
-Child-irritable, whiny, requires constant attention and needs to be carried.
-Boredom. Mental dullness or weakness.
-on hearing bad news.
– A/F- grief.
GUIDING INDICATIONS of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
– Delayed development, slow to walk.
– Mental and physical weakness and fatigue.
– Head- Headaches in school going children.
-Pain along the suture lines, originating in the cervical region.
-Delayed closure of fontanelles.
-Perspiration on head at night, while in bed.
-Vertigo-From constipation < drafts < winds.
-Mouth- Delayed dentition and teething problems.
-G.I.T.-Chronic abdominal colic in school going children, with or without diarrhoea.
-Desires smoked meat, hot dogs, bacon, salami, sweets, salty food, ice cream.
– Diarrhoea accompanied by flatus.
-Flabby, sunken abdomen.
-Male genitalia-Increased sexual desire to the extent of promiscuity.
-Female genitalia- Dysmenorrhoea beginning at menarche and lasting upto adulthood.
-Pain in symphysis pubis during pregnancy.
-Back-Cervical pain and stiffness < draft < exertion.
-Curvature of spine- scoliosis, spondylosis.
-Extremities-Growing pains in children.
-Delayed healing of fractures or sprains.
-Carpal tunnel syndrome.
-Sleep-Deep sleep, especially in the morning hours, with difficulty in waking.
KEYNOTES of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
1. Discontent and dissatisfied, hence, strong desire to travel, with a hope to change the environment and find a sense of happiness.
3. < drafts or wind.
4. Delayed development. Milestones delayed.
5. Headaches in school going children.
6. Delayed closure of fontanelles.
7. Desires smoked meat, ham, bacon, salami, salty food, sweets, ice cream.
8. Growing pains in children.
CLINICAL Condition of Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
-Arthritis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cervical spondylosis, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Dentition, Depression, Diarrhoea, Headache, Haemorrhoids, Lumbago, Obesity, Otitis media, Scoliosis.
-Pain in sacroiliac symphysis during pregnancy – Dr. Farrington.
If a child refuses to eat even after taking vitamins, tonic etc., think of Calc, especially Calc-p – Dr. Arthur W. Records.
-If Phosphorus does not hold, study Kali-p or Calc-p.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS with Calcarea Phosphorica (Calc-p) :
Complementary : Ruta.
Followed Well By : Sulph.
Duration Of Action : 60 Days.