Phosphate of Magnesia.
This salt, or element, is found in the blood-cells, muscles, brain, spinal marrow, nerves, bones and teeth. A disturbance, or deficiency, of it is shown in sharp pain, cramps and paralysis. The patient is better from warmth and gentle but firm pressure, but worse from a light touch or jar. Its diseases take the from of neuralgia, toothache, faceache, convulsions, fits, cramps, colics, spasms, palsy, trembling, twitching, hiccough , tetanus and similar conditions. Its pains are likely to be of a lightning-like character. It is the opposite to the other great nerve remedy, Kali phos., which betokens degeneration and decay, while Magn. Phosphorus is generally evidenced by acute pain.
It has been successfully prescribed in neuralgia, sharp pain, cramps, angina pectoris, chorea, St. Vitus’s dance, whooping cough, diplopia, dysentery, faceache, toothache, labor pains, menstrual colic, colic, ovarian neuralgia, puerperal convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, palsy, spasmodic retention of urine, spasmodic conditions, stricture, squinting, teething, tetanus, trembling, etc., when general conditions indicate a deficiency of this salt, as noted above.