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Know Your Remedies: Calcarea phosphorica (Calc-p.)

Common Name: Calcium phosphate.

General Information

Calcarea phosphorica (Calc-p.) is a remedy for poor absorption and assimilation. Physical problems often involve joints, bones, teeth, and digestion. There may be lack of energy and mental or physical weakness or collapse. Obesity with flabbiness is common and symptoms may also worsen before or at the beginning of menses. Wet weather, cold air, drafts, and melting snow trigger headaches or joint and muscle pains. Bad news may lead to health complaints.

Children are irritable, whiny, easily bored, badly behaved, or want constant attention. The stresses of school may result in phobias, headaches and abdominal pain. Growing pains is another common symptom. The fontanelles (gaps between the bones of the head) of babies and infants may be slow to close, and walking and talking delayed. Growth may be rapid or delayed or stunted.

Mental-Emotional Symptoms

  • Sensitive, dissatisfied, discontented, and easily bored. Complaining and never satisfied. Feeling as though nothing is right. Sighing.
  • Desire for change, travel, or new things that may bring happiness.
  • Loss of motivation and indifference. Mental apathy and exhaustion.
  • Poor memory. Difficult concentration and comprehension.

Head

  • Headaches in school-aged children.
  • Headache from mental exertion or change in weather.
  • Stiffness or pain of the nape of the neck.
  • Delayed closure of fontanelles.

Back

  • Cervical pain and stiffness worsened by changes in weather or drafts.
  • Lower lumbar and sacroiliac pain.

Dental

  • Delayed dentition and teething problems. Easy decay of teeth.

Gastrointestinal

  • Poor assimilation and absorption of food – faulty nutrition.
  • Intolerance of milk. Craving for smoked meat, salty food, bacon, salami.
  • Discharge from the umbilicus (belly button) of babies.
  • Chronic stomach or abdominal pains of school children.

Limbs

  • Growing pains in children.
  • Rheumatism and stiffness, sometimes with a cold, numb feeling.

Female

  • Cramping before menses. Backache with menses.

Where do I find it?

Calcarea phosphorica (Calc-p.) is available from our online store as a single remedy, and as part of the following Complexes (combination remedies): Fractures (Broken Bones); Hives (Urticaria); Joints (Sore); Teething.

Important

While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, see your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 15 minutes to 4 hours (15 minutes for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance. Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment to manage the changes in potencies and remedies that will be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use

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