Magnesia Phosphorica

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Magnesia Phosphorica in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


      Dr. Schuessler’s remedy for cramps, convulsions, neuralgic pains and spasmodic effects; showing its influence on NERVES and muscles. Suitable to tall, slender, dark and neurotic persons; or tired, languid exhausted subjects. Nervous, tense, and subject to sudden violent paroxysms of neuralgic pains; sharp, shooting like lightning, suddenly changing places; radiating, boring, constricting; extorting cries; causing restlessness and prostration etc. Twitchings. Tic. Spasmodic effects; hiccough, yawning, chorea; writer’s, piano, violin player’s cramps etc. Much pain. Ill effects of standing in cold water, cold bathing; working in cold clay; catheterism; dentition; study. Complaints of teething children. Chorea better during sleep worse at stool and emotions. Palsy, paralysis agitans.


      COLD; AIR, drafts, uncovering, water. Lying on right side. Touch. Periodicity. NIGHT. Milk. Exhaustion.


      Warmth. Hot bathing. Pressure. Doubling up. Rubbing.


      Always talking of her pains. Indisposition to study; to mental work. Drowsiness on every attempt to study. Talks to himself constantly, or sits in moody silence, or carrying things from one place to another and back again.


      Aches after mental labour; better by warmth. Sensation as if contents were liquid; as if parts of brain were changing places; as if a cap on head. As of an electric shock in the head extending to all parts of the body.


      Supra-orbital pains better warmth. Twitching of eyelids. Eyes; hot, aching; tired. Nystagmus; strabismus, ptosis, Photophobia.


      Severe neuralgic pain worse going into cold air; washing face and neck with cold water; worse behind right ear.


      Neuralgia worse when body gets cold; from washing or standing in cold water, on opening mouth to eat or drink.


      Cracks in angles of lips. Toothache better heat and hot liquids. Tongue, clean; with colic. Painful contraction of jaw joint with backward jerking. Taste of bananas. Food does not taste right. Spasmodic stammering.


      Stiff sore; parts seem puffy (right); with chilliness and aching all over. Nervous angina.


      Hiccough day and night. Burning pain, vomiting and hiccough better hot drinks; cancer of stomach. Thirst for very cold drinks.


      Enteralgia; flatulent colic; better bending double; rubbing; warmth; pressure; with eructations which may or may not relieve. Bloated full sensation in abdomen; must loosen the clothes; walk about, and constantly pass flatus. Cutting into thighs. Abdomen contracted. Diarrhoea ceases; spasms or other brain troubles set



      Nocturnal enuresis from nervous irritation. Vesical neuralgia after use of catheter.


      Menstrual colic better by flow. Membranous dysmenorrhoea. Menses; too early, dark, stringy, tarry, flowing at night leaving a fast stain. Ovarian neuralgia. Vaginismus.


      Spasmodic, whooping cough better cool air. Spasmodic nervous asthma.


      Angina pectoris. Pulse irritable. Nervous palpitation.

Neck & Back

      Stiffness of neck and back. Cramps. One vertebra seems absent.


      Skin of fingers tight. Pains in lower limbs; alternating sides. Paralysis agitans. Trembling of hands. Writer’s, player’s cramps. Cramps from prolonged exertion, from the prolonged use of tools. Crampy contraction of fingers. Sciatica with tender feet.


      Barber’s itch. Herpetic eruptions with white scales.


      Sleepy when attempting to study_ Spasmodic yawning as if it would dislocate the jaw, with tears.


      Chill runs up and down the back, with shivering followed by suffocation.


      Coloc; Dioscorea

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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