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KALI PHOS 6x for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia

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Written by Dr. Manish Bhatia

When Kali Phos should be taken and in what doses? Use of homeopathy Kali phos for stress, depression, anxiety symptoms. Side effects and withdrawal symptoms of Kali phosphoricum.

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 one 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.

Today, people are taking Kali phos as a mild anti depressant or mood elevator and even to reduce stress. I have seen it being recommended in many corporates. I recently heard a banker say that in his organisation everyone is very stressed due to job targets and everyone is taking homeopathic Kali phos!

Some of the common symptoms or indications of the homeopathy remedy Kali phos are as follows:

Symptoms of Kali phos

“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.

Side effects of Kali phos

There are no recorded side effects of the homeopathic or biochemic remedy Kali phosphoricum.

Withdrawal effects of Kali phosphoricum

Usually there are no withdrawal effects if you stop taking Kali phos homeopathy or biochemic remedy.

You should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor before starting or stopping this remedy.

Wishing you health,

Dr. Manish Bhatia

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Dr. Manish Bhatia

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      10M’s of any remedy should not be casually repeated, as this could result in a proving.

  • Hi Alan,
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    • When a remedy is taken repeatedly when it it not needed, or even in too high a potency, the person may develop the symptoms of the remedy.

  • That means homeopathy could be dangerous too when taken without the supervision of a qualified physician …

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