By Dr. George royal
Let me gime you a few groups of Kali phos. symptoms which have been verified and which will show some of the conditions for which it will prove useful.
CASE I – Amenorrhoea. The Kali phos. symptoms were “constant, dull headache, yet drowsy all day” cross and snappish (irritable);” “cries easily (depressed);” “so fidgety she could not control herself.” Kali phos. 3x, four times daily, cured in three months.
CASE II – Nervous dyspepsia. “Nausea soon after eating, accompanied by marked drowsiness.” “Erucations putrid both to taste and smell.” “Eructations relieved by nausea.” “Gnawing pains with fulness in the afternoon.”
W.T. Laird made this comparison between the dyspepsia of Kali phos. and Anacardium:
“The Kali phos. patient is more decidedly neurasthenic than the other; and the relapses, which are frequent in both, are mostly due to dietetic errors in the Anacardium cases, and to excitement or worry in the Kali phos. cases.”
CASE III – Nervous exhaustion. H.F. Dodge reports the case of a worn and nervous mother made so weak by a sickly baby. The indications are: “Dull, heavy ache in the occiput.” “Drowsy but yet restless.” “Foul breath.” “A brown coated tongue.”
CASE IV – Nervousness due to sexual excitement. Dr. J.C. Nottingham gives the following group: “Excessive excitement whether suppressed or indulged;” “aching in the sacrum:” “sleeplessness;” “dull aching pain in occiput and back;” “Natural irritability;” “great despondency;” “frequent micturition;” the quantity being large and the amount of phosphates increased.
CASE V – Typhoid fever. Many cases have been reported claiming help from Kali phos. in typhoid fever, but the symptoms for which it was given were not clearly set out.
One, however, gives the following, all found in the provings; “Mental confusion for a few days;” “pain in the forehead, at first sharp and transient, then dull and constant;” “foul breath;” “brown-coated tongue;” “chilliness;” “weak,” “tired feeling;” “distention of abdomen and offensive, dark-yellow pasty stools.”
The patients for which kali phos. will be most useful will be adults of both sexes of nervous temperament. The cause of their troubles will be excitement, overwork and, especially, worry.