Magnesium phosphate is a tissue salt that may help relieve spasmodic pains, neuralgic pains, cramps, abdominal colic and menstrual cramps.
Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care professional promptly.
Magnesium phosphoricum – Phosphate of magnesia
Remedy picture as described in traditional homoeopathic texts.
Magnesium is an important mineral in the human body required by the nervous system and for healthy muscles, especially during times of stress, after exertion or during menses. A deficiency of Magnesium can lead to cramping, as it is required for muscle fibres to relax. Therefore, Mag phos can be helpful whenever there is cramping, colic and spasm, such as menstrual pain or abdominal colic in babies. It may also ease neuralgic pain, such as sciatica or headache.
Listless and lazy, with aversion to mental activity. Forgetful and can’t think clearly. Feels anxious and depressed, tense and nervous. Appears tired and exhausted.
Pains are characteristically spasmodic, such as cramps, spasm and twitches. Nerve pain that may be shooting, darting or stabbing. The pain can rapidly change location and is generally better for warmth and gentle pressure. Yawning and stammering in speech. Dread of cold air, dislike of washing with cold water, or uncovering/touching the affected part with cold hands.
Head and Face: Headache. Sharp face pain from washing in cold water, or when opening mouth. Strong sharp ear pain, worse behind the right ear, worse for going out into the cold air or washing the face and neck in cold water. Twitching eyelids. Hot, tired aching eyes, photophobia. Toothache that feels better for hot liquids.
Chest: Bouts of spasmodic coughing that eases with hot drinks.
Stomach and Abdomen: Cramps or colic with flatulence and rumbling, better for warmth and massage. No relief from burping. Feels better from bringing the knees up or applying pressure. A bloated full sensation in the abdomen which feels better for loosening the clothing, walking about and passing wind. Constipation in infants.
Back and Limbs: Cramping pain and muscular spasm that is better for warmth and massage. Sciatica, possibly worse in the right leg. Growing pains or aching, radiating pain.
Female: Menstrual cramps which feel better for warmth and pressure, or bending over. Painful periods. Menses flow may be dark, stringy or thick. Swelling and pain of external parts. May help ease labour pain.
Sleep: Sleepless on account of pain. Sleepy when studying. Sleep interrupted by troubling dreams. Drowsy on waking in the morning.
Food: Craves sugar, averse to coffee. May have a thirst for cold drinks.
Temperature: Chilliness, especially in the evening, with chills running up the back.
- Spasms, muscular and menstrual cramps, abdominal colic
- Teething; menstruation; standing in cold water; rapid growth; exertion
Better: Warmth; bending over; doubling up; gentle pressure and massage
Worse: Cold air or water; right side; night-time; washing
Desires: Sugar; very cold drinks
Homoeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing that gently and safely restores health and vitality to the mind and body by encouraging the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. This makes it an empowering tool for parents in the nurturing and health care of their children.
Homoeopathy recognises that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony and that it is the patient who needs treatment - not the disease.
Homoeopathic medicine is understood to act by stimulating a healing response in the body by way of its similarity to the existing complaint.
Homoeopathy follows definite scientific laws of preparation, prescription and cure.
Taking of Homoeopathic Remedies
- The remedies are absorbed in the mouth, so are best held in the mouth for several minutes before swallowing. In the case of pilules, allow them to dissolve under the tongue.
- Unless the dose is very frequent, half an hour before meals, or between meals, is the best time to take your dose. However, 10 minutes before or after a meal or taking a drink, is acceptable.
- Do not use peppermint toothpaste, or drink strong peppermint tea, or ordinary coffee as these may antidote your remedies.
- Do not smoke, brush your teeth or gargle, or drink alcohol, within half an hour of taking remedies.
- Do not touch the remedies with your hands. Liquids may be administered on a teaspoon, diluted with water. Likewise, when administering pilules to infants or small children, a teaspoon is helpful. Pilules can be rolled into the lid of the vial, and then dropped under the tongue.
- If any pilules are dropped, they should be discarded and not returned to the bottle.
- Store your remedies away from direct light and heat, and away from all strong smelling substances, particularly camphor, as the potency of the medicine will be weakened.
- When using Homoeopathic remedies, do not use products such as "Vicks" or "Deep Heat", as these will antidote the remedy. There are very effective Homoeopathic creams which you can use instead when needed.
- When taking more than one medicine, separate the doses by at least 10 minutes, preferably longer.
- Store your medicines away from electrical appliances such as fridge, TV, microwave, clock radio and stereo.