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KALI PHOS for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia

When Kali Phos should be taken and in what doses? Use of homeopathy Kali phos for depression and anxiety symptoms.

My question is regarding the usage of Kali phos 6X– in what circumstances should kali phos be taken and also the dosage? I have been taking this medicine for 1 year for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia (sleeplessness) but I have discontinued it since the past two months or so. Is it OK to start taking it again? Is there any withdrawal symptom related to it?

Posted by: Nitin


Dear Nitin,

Kali phos is some times used for depression, anxiety and sleeplessness on therapeutic indications. But this is not the right way to prescribe it or to take it. Homeopathic medicines are given on the basis of symptom similarity. The signs, symptoms, causative and maintaining factors, your constitution everything needs to be considered to prescribe the right remedy.

Some of the common symptoms of kali phos are:

“Kali phos corresponds to those numerous cases in which there is increased sensitiveness to all impressions, from a weakness of the vital organismic resistance or control. In weakened states from shock, mental or physical, from over-strain or over-drain of the system. Nervous, restless, fidgety feeling in feet, trembling sensation in muscles of legs. Numb sensations.

A disturbance, or deficiency, in the normal state of this physiological element shows, mentally, in despondency, anxiety, fearfulness, weak memory, mental decay, mental and physical break-down, neurasthenia, hypochondria, hysteria, insomnia, night terrors, irritability, insanity and paralysis;

Brain-fag from overwork.

General irritability.

Cerebral anaemia.

Mouth excessively dry.

amenorrhoea with depression of spirits, lassitude and general debility.

Neuralgic pains occurring in any organ, with depression, failure of strength, sensitiveness to noise and light, improved during pleasant excitement and by gentle motion, but most felt when quiet or alone.”

Kali phos may palliate your problems like depression, anxiety and insomnia for some time but if it is not the properly chosen one, it may not have any deep and lasting effect. I would suggest that you should not take Kali phos in this manner for such prolonged times. Even though kali phos may not have adverse effects, still it has limitations to work curatively for you. You should ideally consult a homeopath who can work not just on the depression but also on its cause – someone who can prescribe on your totality.

Wishing you health,

Dr. Manish Bhatia

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  • dear doctor,

    i am 18 year old male.
    i am suffering from nervous weakness,forgetfulness, low self esteem,depression and social anxiety for a long time.
    i was very lonely & shy from my childhood and for this reason i used to masturbate frequently.
    no i am undergoing graduate student (B.A) & its affect my study and concentration.
    i was not habituated to do any healthy physical exersice from my childhood but no from few weeks i am going for morning walk & it is giving me very nice feeling…

    thank you very much doctor for listening my problems.

    i am egarly waiting for your precious responce.

    thnks again.

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  • sir i m 20 years old m suffering from depression i take so many medicines bt cant gt relief from today i taking kali phos 6x it is right or not

  • Can anyone tell me which medicine can make me feel happy.i have sever depression also tried kali phos but nothing worked.

    • Consult a professional Homeopath in person. He / She would make a complete case study & prescribe accordingly. You need to be in one to one contact with your Homeopath for follow up treatment.

      Kali Phos 6x is good for nerves & brain. It is not harmful in 6X potency. However depression is something which is curable through Homeopathy. There is no single remedy for depression .NEVER take any anti depressants , tranquilizers ; never go to a psychiatrist. There could be many reasons behind depression. And a qualified Homeopath alone can prescribe the right medicine in the right potency. An underactive thyroid , deep seated grief , childhood traumas etc can cause depression. Trust me , Homeopathy does cure effectively. In addition to that , pray to God. Attend Pravachans on Bhagavad Gita , Upanishads. Go for long walks regularly. Stick to vegetarian home cooked food. Do not eat fast food , junk food etc.

      • Hello doctor. Can you please tell me whether the homeo medicine “Phos AC 6” is an anti depressant and does it have a long term side effect? Thanks

    • I have heard of a child being cured of autism by one Ayurvedic doctor. Unfortunately I do not have the name of the doctor. I am sure Homeopathy would be able to help. Preferably , you should consult a professional Homeopath. Kolkata ( Calcutta) has very good Homeopaths.

  • my self lalit gautam from himachal Pradesh.. i m also facing this kind of problem .. also loosing self confidence ….its so hard to remember.. any question .. related my study.. so sir plz… advise me . what should i do now ….. & which kind of medicine i can use.. now ….. my contact no is 08988453005.. plz…… plz…… plz… sir …

    • First go to psychiatrist tell all of your problem to them and ask what disease it is? They will tell you what mental disorder you have.so, they will prescribe medication for that disorder (most probably this is depression).but dont take that medication, just go to a good homeopath and tell him that you have that disease that your psychiatrist told you (depression) and take homeopathy remedy for depression and visit again to your homeopath after 5 days of taking medication and tell him what do you feel now after taking med for 5 days. Generally I have used this process bcoz homeopath does not have ability to identify what disease you have, they only treat the symptoms. And also let me know what medicine is given by your homeopath to treat depression and symptoms associated with your depression.

  • Sir I have been told to take Kali phoscericum 12x I am having early ischemia having a clot In the right side of the artery cause of that clot my left side is paralysed so should I take this medicine pl suggest