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  • 2. CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES • • • • • Chemically calcium is reactive and soft for a metal. It is a silvery metallic element that must be extracted by electrolysis from a fused salt like calcium chloride. Calcium metal reacts with water, evolving hydrogen gas at a rate rapid enough to be noticeable, but not fast enough at room temperature to generate much heat. Calcium, with a density of 1.55 g/cm3, is the lightest of the alkaline earth metals. Calcium salts are colourless from any contribution of the calcium.
  • 3. General characters of alkaline earth group medicines: Mental character – Sluggish, Indolent, Anxious  Aggravation from cold (Chilly patient)  Predominantly tubercular  Involvement of nervous system and endocrine system 
  • 4. INTRODUCTION Calcium is a major mineral element of the body.  Constitutes 1.5 to 2 % of the body weight of the adult human.  About 99% of the calcium in the body is found in the bones.  There is a dynamic equilibrium between the calcium in the blood and that in the skeleton. This equilibrium is maintained by parathyroid gland and cholecalciferol. 
  • 5. Calcium needed by the body for: The formation and maintenance of bone and teeth  Coagulation of blood  Regulation of neuromuscular irritability and  Muscular contractility. 
  • 6. SOURCE  Milk and milk products are main source of calcium.  Fish, vegetable, fruits, cereals (ragi rich in calcium) and drinking water are other sources.  Green leafy vegetables are the cheapest natural source of calcium but the bio availability of calcium is poor.  Availability of calcium from a good source like milk is adversely affected by the simultaneous consumption of green leafy vegetable.  Recommended in take of calcium (adult) – 400 –500 mg / day.
  • 7. List of medicines 1.Calcarea acetica 2.Calcarea ars 3.Calcarea brom 4.Calcarea carb 5.Calcarea caust 6.Calcarea chlor 7.Calcarea citrica 8.Calcarea calcinata 9.Calcarea flour 10.Calcarea formicum 11.Calcarea glycerophos 12.Calcarea glutamica 13.Calcarea gluconica 14.Calcarea hypophos 15.Calcarea hydrxidum 16.Calcarea hyposulfurosa 17.Calcarea hydroiodica 18.Calcarea iodata 19.Calcarea lactica 20.Calcarea lact. Natronata 21.Calcarea lact. phos 22.Calcarea met 23.Calcarea mur 24.Calcarea nitrica 25.Calcarea oxalica 26.Calcarea oxydata 27.Calcarea phos 28.Calcarea picrica 29.Calcarea pantothenica 30.Calcarea pyrophos 31.Calcarea permanganica 32.Calcarea renalis 33.Calcarea sulph 34.Calcarea silicata 35.Calcarea silica flour 36.Calcarea stib sulph 37.Calcarea sul. Hahn 38.Calcarea versalis
  • 8. Non-Homoeopathic uses of Calcarea group of Medicine  Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is used in manufacturing cement and mortar, lime, limestone (usually used in the steel industry) and aids in production in the glass industry. It also has chemical and optical uses as mineral specimens in toothpastes, for example.  Calcium hydroxide solution (Ca(OH)2) (also known as limewater) is used to detect the presence of carbon dioxide by being bubbled through a solution. It turns cloudy where CO2 is present.  Calcium arsenate (Ca3(AsO4)2) is used in insecticides.  Calcium carbide (CaC2) is used to make acetylene gas (for use in acetylene torches for welding) and in the manufacturing of plastics.  Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is used in ice removal and dust control on dirt roads, in conditioner for concrete, as an additive in canned tomatoes, and to provide body for automobile tires.  Calcium cyclamate (Ca(C6H11NHSO3)2) was used as a sweetening agent but is no longer permitted for use because of suspected cancer-causing properties.
  • 9. Contd .  Calcium gluconate (Ca(C6H11O7)2) is used as a food additive and in vitamin pills.  Calcium hypochlorite (Ca(OCl)2) is used as a swimming pool disinfectant, as a bleaching agent, as an ingredient in deodorant, and in algaecide and fungicide.  Calcium permanganate (Ca(MnO4)2) is used in liquid rocket propellant, textile production, as a water sterilizing agent and in dental procedures.  Calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2) is used as a supplement for animal feed, fertilizer, in commercial production for dough and yeast products, in the manufacture of glass, and in dental products.  Calcium stearate (Ca(C18H35O2)2) is used in the manufacture of wax crayons, cements, certain kinds of plastics and cosmetics, as a food additive, in the production of water resistant materials and in the production of paints.  Calcium sulfate (CaSO4·2H2O) is used as common blackboard
  • 10. COMMON FEATURES OF CALCAREA GROUP OF MEDICINES CONSTITUTION :  Fat, flabby and obese (Except Calc. phos) CHARACTERISTICS :  All calcareas are chilly (except Calc iod and Calc sulph.)  Local or general coldness. Local coldness in epigastrium, palms, soles,
  • 11. COMMON FEATURES(Contd.)            CONGESTION : Red congested face, flushed face. Congestion felt in arteries, veins, eyes, ears, chest etc. Flushes of heat. Slowness, sluggishness, torpidity. At physical level, lack of reaction & delayed healing. In children : Delayed milestones. Delayed teething. In adults : Late menarche. Dwarfism. Dull, lethargic, obese patients. At mental level : Slow learning & grasping. Bones, brittle, easily fractured, deformed. Delayed ossification. Glands hypertrophied and indurated.
  • 12. COMMON FEATURES(Contd.) Discharges :  Profuse, white aluminous occasionally yellowish. Tendency to bleed easily.  Bright, red, profuse, continuous flow. Menses - too early, too profuse, long lasting. 
  • 13. COMMON FEATURES(Contd.) Craving : Indigestible things; like chalk, charcoal, pencil, earth etc.  Aversion : Tobacco, coffee, meat milk aggravates.  Tendency to spasms and convulsions.  Skin : Unhealthy, oily, waxy, shiny.  Pains : Throbbing shooting, pricking. Burning pains here and there.  Periodicity : moon phases.  Cannot tolerate tight clothing, esp. around the waist. 
  • 14. COMMON FEATURES(Contd.) Modalities : Aggravation  < Cold in general. Damp weather.  < Exertion Amelioration  > Heat in general.  > Rest.  > Lying on abdomen.
  • 15. Doctrine of signature   The remedy is prepared from the middle layers of inner part of the oyster shell. Thus one of the features of calcarea is protection and withdrawal. They withdraw and make a protective layer around them. Another strong aspect of Calcarea is anxiety and fear. There is a theme of insecurity. The fears & anxieties centre around issues such as money, health. When these basic aspects are not
  • 16. Calcarea Group of Medicines Calcarea Carb Calcarea Silicata Calcarea Acetica
  • 17. Calcarea Carb. Common Name- Carbonate of lime or Middle Layer of Oyster Shell Clinical Constitution: Abdominal Disorders •“LEUCOPHLEGMATIC” •Suited to Fair, Fatty and Flabby Patient who becomes easily fatigued. •Large Heads, Open Fontanelles and Sutures Acidity Thermal: Bone Affection Miasm Glandular Affections Respiratory Troubles •Chilly Patient •Psora and Sycosis Diathesis •Scrofulous, Rachitic and Tubercular Diathesis.
  • 18. Pathogenesis: Calcarea carb. produces impairment in nutrition of various organs, particularly bones. Alteration in composition of blood with chief action on skin and bones.
  • 19. Guiding Symptoms • Great Sensitiveness to take cold. • Disposed to grow fat. • Head sweats profusely, while sleeping wetting the pillow far around. • Coldness in general and the single part. • Feels better in every way when constipated. Stool has to be removed mechanically. • Excellent remedy for polypi and exostosis. • All discharges smell sour eg, vomitus, diarrhoea, sweat etc.
  • 20. Contd. • Longing for eggs especially during sickness. Craves undigestible things. • Has aversion to meat.
  • 21. Mind: • Great apprehension worst towards evening. • Fear of darkness. Loss of reason. • Forgetful, confused, low spirited. • Dejected and melancholic. • Gloomy mood and anxiety. • Slight mental effort produces heat.
  • 22. Particulars • GIT: i. Sour taste in mouth with great thirst in afternoon. ii. Toothache only while eating. <by both heat and cold. iii. The pit of stomach is swollen. iv. Acidity of the digestive tract is very prominent. v. The abdomen is pot bellied and is very sensitive to slightest pressure. vi. Character of stool is white and sour smelling.
  • 23. Contd. • Respiratory: i. There is frequent sneezing without cold. <exposure to cold ii. Stitching pain in the throat during deglutition. iii. Cough: Dry and tickling. iv. Sometimes sputa is stained with blood.
  • 24. Bronchial Asthma • Severe anxious asthma with dyspnoea and stithches in the chest. • There is hot breath, heat in the mouth but no thirst. Aggravation: In the morning, forenoon and by sitting.
  • 25. Tuberculosis • Excellent remedy for pretubercular condition. • Affections of lung to tall, slender, rapidly growing young people. • Usually the upper third of the right lung is affected.
  • 26. Bone Symptoms •Bones are soft and weak. They develop very slowly. •Bones are unable to hold the weight of bulky and flabby body. •There is curvatures of bones especially of spine and long bones. “Calcarea is superior to any other medicine in caries of vertebrae.” • Pathological fractures of bones. • Head is large and the fontanelles and sutures remain open with delayed ossification. • Delayed dentition in children. • Calcium and phosphorus are defecient in bones.
  • 27. General Modalities • Aggravation: Cold air and water, wet weather, from washing, in morning, during full moon. • Amelioration: Lying on painful side.
  • 28. Relations • It antidotes: Bismuth, Digitalis, Nit. Acid, Nux Vomica and Sulphur. • Antidoted by: Acetic Acid, China, Nit. Acid, Camphor and Ipecac. • Calcarea is chronic of Belladonna. • Complementary to: Belladonna • Should never be used before Sulphur. Acts best after Sulphur. Should not be repeated.
  • 29. Contd. • Kent says:  Sulphur has heat in patches, Calcarea has cold in patches and sweat also in patches. Calcarea grows and cures polypi. Calcarea babies are always more or less wormy.
  • 30. CALCAREA SILICATA Common Name- Silicate of Lime Clinical Boils, warts, or abscesses • Constitution: Hydrogenoid Lack of confidence Severe acne or acne rosacea GIT Disturbances Respiratory Troubles • Thermal: Hot patient • Miasm: Psora
  • 31. BACKGROUND • Calcium silicate is a vital constituent of glass and cement. In the food industry it is used as an anti-sticking agent in salt, rice, and candy PREPARATION • The compound is mixed with lactose sugar and triturated.
  • 32. Guiding Symptoms • A deep long acting medicine for complaints which come on slowly and reach their final development after long periods. • Most suited for people who tend to feel weak and cold, although overheating makes them feel worse. • Seem obsessed with dead friends and relatives, and may talk to the dead in their imaginations. • Thrift and a lack of confidence are also typical.
  • 33. • The remedy is used primarily for this state of mind in conjunction with skin conditions, especially severe acne or acne rosacea, boils, warts, or abscesses. Contd . •Great thirst, flatulence and distention after eating. Vomiting and eructations. •Chronic irritation of air passages, pain in chest walls,cough with coldness.
  • 34. Modalities • Amelioration: For lying down, especially on the back. •Aggravation: For cold; for touch; for jarring; in the evening; at night.
  • 35. Calcarea acetica Common Name- Acetate of Lime Clinical Inflammation of mucous membrane Cancer Pains Membranous dysmenorrhoea Respiratory Troubles
  • 36. Guiding Symptoms • Inflammation of mucous membranes characterized by membranous exudation. • Vertigo in open air. Senses obscure while reading. • Rattling expectoration. Cough loose with expectoration of large pieces like casts of bronchial tubes. • Given in excruciating pains of open cancer.
  • 37. MODALITIES • Aggravation: From open air, cold. • Amelioration: By bending shoulders backward.
  • 38. Calcarea Medicines & Symptoms Calcarea Flouride Calcarea Iodata Calcarea Bromata
  • 40. INTRODUCTION PROVER – W.P.Wesselhoeft  CALCAREA FLUORICA - (commonly known as Calc. fluor.) normally used for bony exostoses and glandular swellings, including nodular tumours of the mammary glands in the bitch. Can be of help in treating cataracts. Also useful for treating elbow hygroma (bursitis) in wolfhounds once past the early fluid stage. Give infrequently (twice a week at most). 
  • 41. GE NE R AL  A powerful tissue remedy for hard, stony glands, varicose and enlarged veins, and malnutrition of bones. Hard knots in female breast. Goitre. Congenital hereditary syphilis. INDURATION THREATENING SUPPURATION. Many cases of cataract have undoubtedly been influenced favorably by it. Congenital syphilis manifesting itself in ulceration of mouth and throat, caries and necrosis with boring pains and heat in parts. Arteriosclerosis; threatened apoplexy. Tuberculosis. Used after operations, the tendency to adhesions is reduced.
  • 42. CONT…… Mind. Great depression; groundless fears of financial ruin. Head. Creaking noise in head. Blood-tumors of newborn infants. Hard excrescences on the scalp. Ulcers on the scalp with callous, hard edges.
  • 43. CONT…. Eyes. Flickering and sparks before the eyes, spots on the cornea; conjunctivitis; cataract. STRUMOUS PHLYCTENULAR KERATITIS. SUBCUTANEOUS PALPEBRAL CYSTS. Ears. Calcareous deposits on tympanum; sclerosis of ossicula and petrous portion of temporal bone, with deafness, ringing and roaring. CHRONIC SUPPURATION OF MIDDLE EAR.
  • 44. CONT…. Nose. Cold in the head; stuffy cold; dry coryza; ozaena. Copious, offensive, thick, greenish, lumpy, yell ow nasal catarrh. Atrophic rhinitis, especially if crusts are prominent. Face. Hard swelling on the cheek, with pain or toothache, hard swelling on jaw bone.
  • 45. CONT…. Throat. Follicular sore throat; plugs of mucus are continually forming in the crypts of the tonsils. Pain and burning in throat; better by warm drinks; worse, cold drinks. Hypertrophy of Luschka's tonsil. Relaxed uvula, tickling referred to larynx.
  • 46. CONT…. Mouth Gum-boils, with hard swelling on the jaw. Cracked appearance of the tongue, with or without pain. Induration of the tongue, hardening after inflammation. Unnatural looseness of the teeth, with or without pain; teeth become loose in their sockets. Toothache, with pain if any food touches the tooth.
  • 47. CONT…. Stomach. Vomiting of infants. Vomiting of undigested food. Hiccough (Cajaput.; Sulph-ac.) Flatulency. Weakness and daintiness of appetite, nausea and distress after eating in young children who are overtaxed by studies. ACUTE INDIGESTION FROM FATIGUE and brain-fag; much flatulence.
  • 48. CONT…. Stool and Anus. Diarrhoea in gouty subjects. Itching of anus. Fissure of the anus, and intensely sore crack near the lower end of the bowel. Bleeding hemorrhoids. Itching of anus as from pin-worms. Internal or blind piles frequently, with pain in back, generally far down on the sacrum, and constipation. Much wind in lower bowels. Worse, pregnancy.
  • 49. CONT…. Respiratory Organs. Hoarseness. CROUP. Cough with expectoration of tiny lumps of yellow mucus, with tickling sensation and irritation on lying down. Spasmodic cough. Calc. Fluor. removes fibroid deposits about the endocardium and restores normal endocardial structure. (Eli G. Jones, M.D.)
  • 50. CONT…. Heart and Circulation. Chief remedy for vascular tumors with dilated blood-vessels, and for VARICOSE OR ENLARGED VEINS. Aneurism. Valvular disease. When the tuberculous toxins attack the heart and blood-vessels. Neck and Back. Chronic LUMBAGO; aggravated on beginning to move, and ameliorated on continued motion. Osseous tumors. RACHITIC ENLARGEMENT OF FEMUR IN INFANTS. Pain lower part of back, with burning.
  • 51. CONT…. Sleep. Vivid dreams, with sense of impending danger. Unrefreshing sleep.
  • 52. CONT…. Skin. Marked whiteness of skin. Scar tissue; adhesions after operations. Chaps and cracks. Fissures or cracks in the palms of the hands, or hard skin. Fissure of the anus. Suppurations with callous, hard edges. Whitlow. Indolent, fistulous ulcers, secreting thick, yellow pus. Hard, elevated edges of ulcer, surrounding skin purple and swollen. Knots, kernels, hardened glands in the female breast. SWELLINGS OR INDURATED ENLARGEMENTS having their seat in the fasciae and capsular ligaments of joints, or in the tendons. INDURATIONS OF STONY HARDNESS.
  • 53. CONT…. Aggravation. WORSE, during rest, changes of weather.
  • 54. CONT….  Amelioration. BETTER, heat, warm applications. Relationship. Compare: Con.; Lapis; Baryt. mur.; Hecla.; Rhus; Cacodylate of Soda (Tumors). Calc-st-sula. (acts as an hemostatic and absorptive in uterine myoma). Mangifera indica (varicose veins).
  • 55. Calcarea Iodata COMMON NAME - Iodide of Lime
  • 56. INTRODUCTION  It is in the treatment of scrofulous affections, especially enlarged glands, tonsils, etc, that this remedy has gained marked beneficial results. Thyroid enlargements about time of puberty. Flabby children subject to colds. Secretions inclined to be profuse and yellow. Adenoids. Uterine fibroids. Croup.
  • 57. GENERA L Calcarea iodata treatment for Head ailments: Headache while riding against cold wind. Lightheaded. Catarrh; worse at root of nose; sneezing; very little sensation. Polypi of nose and ear.
  • 58. CONT…. Calcarea iodata treatment for Throat ailments: Enlarged tonsils are filled with little crypts.
  • 59. CONT…. Calcarea iodata treatment for Respiratory ailments: Chronic cough; Pain in chest, difficulty breathing after syphilis and mercurialization (Grauvogl). Hectic fever; green purulent expectoration. Croup. Pneumonia.
  • 60. CONT…. Calcarea iodata treatment for Skin ailments: Indolent ulcers, accompanying varicose veins. Easy perspiration. Copper-colored and papulous eruptions, tinea, favus, crusta lactea, swelling of the glands, skin cracked, falling out of hair.
  • 62. CHARACTERISTI CS PROVER – It is an unproved remedy reccomended by G.P.HALE in a varieety of children`s complaint.
  • 63. CONT…. Suited to children who are lax fiber, lymphatic, nervous, & irritable.
  • 64. CONT…. As both bromine & calcarea are suited to fair – haired & fat children the combination appears to intensify the effect.
  • 65. Gastric complaints Gastric, intestinal, & cerebral irritation in such childrens
  • 66. VOMITIN G
  • 67. DIARRHOE A
  • 69. Calcarea Medicines & Symptoms Calcarea Muraticum Calcarea Sulphuricum Calcarea Nitricum
  • 70. Calcarea Group of Medicines    Calcium  Calcarea Group  A major mineral element of the body, constitutes ~1.5-2% of body weight 99% of the calcium found in bones Calcium is needed for the following: • Formation & maintenance of bones and teeth • Coagulation of blood • Neuromuscular irritability • Muscular contractility Common Features : • Suited to lymphatic, scrofulous and tuberculosis person • Fat person with lax fiber • Fat children who are slow in movement, of irregular growth with enlarged and hard lymphatic gland Presentation • Calcarea Muraticum • Calcarea Sulphuricul • Calcarea Nitricum Notes: Sources: UCMP-Berkeley Website; Similima website
  • 71. Calcarea Muraticum  Clinical Symptoms        Characteristics   Boils: • A boil is a skin infection involving an entire hair follicle and nearby skin tissue Glandular Swellings Impetigo • A single or possibly many blisters filled with pus Scrofula • It is a tuberculosis infection of the lymph nodes in the neck Vomiting Faintness, anxiety and weakness. Trembling and giddiness. Respiration quick and snoring; increased secretion of mucus (as with other chlorides), perspiration and urine. Nausea and vomiting; precordium tender; diarrhœa; pulse accelerated. Cold sweats; convulsions; paralysis Notes: Sources: UCMP-Berkeley Website; Website; Website
  • 72. Calcarea Sulphuricum  Clinical Symptoms       Characteristics   Calcarea Sulphurica has marked action on yellow mucus • Mucus discharges are yellow, thick and lumpy. There is inflammation of eyes with discharge of thick yellow matter Cough with hectic fever and purulent and sanious expectoration Burning and weakness in chest Helps in skin conditions like cuts, wounds, bruises, ulcers and eczema. Skin is unhealthy discharging pus. Calcarea Sulphurica is also indicated in hemorrhages, dysentery, injuries, polyps and spermatorrhea. Nausea and vomiting; pericardium tender; diarrhea; pulse accelerated Mental Symptoms • Changeable mood. Sudden loss of memory; of consciousness. Absentminded and irritable. Anxious, better in open air. Discontented, full of fear. Eyes • Deep-seated abscess of the cornea. Inflammation of the eyes with discharge of thick, yellow matter Face • Swelling of the cheek if suppuration threatens. Tender pimples under the beard. Notes: Sources: UCMP-Berkeley Website; Website; Website
  • 73. Calcarea Nitricum   Clinical Symptoms   Acne Depression. All of them will have the same mental state: the sensitivity and refinement that looks like the natrums, but with a much stronger element of depression and suicidal feelings. The strong amelioration from music can be seen in all. Allergic tendency. Almost all of them will have an allergic tendency, asthma. And especially a very strong tendency for larynx spasm. Fingertips. Strong affections of the tips of the fingers; will have very uncomfortable sensations Notes: Sources: Website; Website
  • 74. Calcarea Group of Medicines Calcarea Phosphorica Calcarea Arsenicosa
  • 75. Calcarea phosphorica (Calcium Phosphate. Phosphate of Lime) A mixture of the basic and several complex calcium phosphates - produced by adding dilute phosphoric acid to lime water.
  • 76. Chemical and physical properties of calcium:Atomic mass 40.08 g.mol -1 Electronegativity according to Pauling 1.0 Mass volume 1.6 at 20°C Melting point 840 °C Boiling point 1484 °C Vanderwaals radius 0.197 nm Ionic radius 0.099 nm Isotopes 10 Electronic configuration [ Ar ] 4s2 Energy of first ionisation 589.6 kJ.mol -1 Energy of second ionisation 1145 kJ.mol -1 Standard potential - 2.87 V Discovered Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808 •The chemical element Calcium (Ca), atomic number 20, is the fifth element and the third most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. The metal is trimorphic, harder than sodium, it doesn’t cause skinburns. • It is less chemically reactive than alkaline metals and than the other alkaline-earth metals. •Calcium ions solved in water form deposits in pipes and boilers and when the water is hard, that is, when it contains too much calcium or magnesium. This can be avoided with the water softeners. •In contact with air, calcium develops an oxide and nitride coating, which protects it from further corrosion.
  • 77. Sphere of action:• Affects exclusively the vegetative system, • causing defective nutrition, • imperfect cell development, • and consequent decay or destruction of tissue, especially in the osseous and glandular systems.
  • 78. ESSENTIAL FEATURES • There are three primary causative factors for the development of a Calcarea phosphorica case: • a) bad nutrition b) bad news c) bad weather • a) Deficient or poor nutrition is required to produce the classical symptoms: rachitis; emaciation; bone diseases; the non-union of fractured bones; anaemic states; slow or difficult convalescence after acute diseases. Specifically in babies: the non-union of sutures, open fontanelles, late learning to walk, late learning to talk, late dentition and troubles incident to this period.
  • 79. B) Similar to the effect of malnutrition, unexpectedly hearing bad news causes an imbalance in the organism and makes the individual sick. • These include psychological stresses experienced in everyday life, e.g. grief, anxieties, insecurity, anger, contradiction, insults, etc. c) Changes of weather, especially to cold and to wet, often cause severe symptoms. Calcarea phosphorica develops rheumatic pains that are worse in the winter disappear in the spring and return in the autumn. • Another modality of rheumatism observed in Calcarea phosphorica is that special times for aggravation are in the autumn and when the snow is melting, i.e. in the spring.
  • 80. Mind:• Children are peevish and fretful. (Cham., Cina.) • Forgetful ; difficulty in performing intellectual. • Electric shock, so severe that the patient could not remain standing. Epileptic spasms. Convulsions of children; but the remedy must be given when not in the convulsion to secure the best effect. Head:• Crawling sensation runs over top of head, as if ice were lying on upper part of occiput (Verat. alb.) ; head hot ; smarting pain on the roots of the hair. •Delayed closure, or reopening, of fontanelles. (Calc. c.) • Skull soft and thin ; crackling noise like paper.
  • 81. NOSE:•Coryza ; fluent in a cool room (Puls.) stopped in warm air and out of doors. •Bleeding of nose afternoons. •Nasal polypi, large, pedunculated. Ear:• Rheumatic tearing in the ears when the weather changes to cold. • Ears very cold. Aching deep in ear. Enlarged, painful parotid glands.
  • 82. Mouth:•Retarded dentition (Calc. c.), with cold tumors and emaciation. •Tip of tongue sore, burning (Calc. c., Carb. an., Coloc., Kali carb.) ; little blisters on it. •Bitter taste in the morning, with headache. (Bry., Nux v., Carb. an., Puls., Sulph.) Stomach:- • Unusual hunger at 4 P. M. ; infant wants to nurse all the time. •With every attempt to eat he has bellyache. •After dinner, heartburn and other gastric symptoms. (Carb. an.) •Empty, sinking sensation at the epigastrium. (Ign.)
  • 83. Back:Abscess, lumbar; sacrum and lower limbs numb; pain in cervical region in windy weather; as if broken in lumbar region on walking; sacroiliac symphysis as if dislocated or as if separated.Every step felt in sacrum. Sensitive to a draught. Spine: Pott's disease, spine curved, lumbar abscess; curved, tears, shoots, aches, tender; from lifting or over straining, like Rhus; lumbar and sacral regions. Limbs:- Arthritic nodes on condyles; fistulous opening on ankle; heavy during pregnancy; lower numb, waist to feet, like Calc., but is preferable to Calc. in uterine troubles; caries of os calcis; crawling in soles when riding in a carriage. Rheumatism: especially in cold weather when air is full of melting snow, gets well in Spring and returns in Autumn.
  • 84. Stool and anus:• Constipation, with difficult, hard stool. Bleeding from the rectum and anus during stool. Protruding piles so painful that he is kept in bed for weeks; the pain is intense standing, walking, from touch; ameliorated by heat; with general sufferings, every sudden cold change of the weather. Piles itch and burn and discharge yellow pus. Itching of the anus in the evening. • Urine :Weak and irritable bladder. Catarrh of the bladder. Frequent urging to urinate. Copious flow of urine. Pain in the neck of the bladder before and after urinating. Aching in the empty bladder. This remedy has cured diabetes mellitus. Violent pain in the region of the kidneys.
  • 85. CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA CHILD • • child who is pale, thin, scrawny, very underweight, mentally and physically underdeveloped, slow at learning to walk , a belly that is flabby and prominent or flabby and sunken. Remedies that should be compared are Baryta carbonica, Borax, Calcarea carbonica, Magnesia carbonica, Medorrhinum, Natrum muriaticum and Phosphoricum acidum. The remedy should be considered when the head bones are slow in forming or do not keep pace with the growth of the child, when the fontanelles don't close early enough, or even reopen. Clarke differentiates: 'Calcarea carbonica has an open anterior fontanelle; Calcarea phosphorica has both open, especially the posterior.' The skull is often thin and soft, gives way under the pressure of a finger or seems to crackle like paper.
  • 86. Women :The woman has no better friend than Calc. p. • Her sufferings at puberty when she is slow in maturing are often met by this medicine. From taking cold at first menstrual period often comes a painful menstruation that lasts during menstrual life, unless cured by this remedy. • Violent cramping in uterus and groin several hours before the flow starts, relieved after the flow has been fully established. • The pains make her cry out. Intense sexual excitement (like Platina, Gratiola, Origanum). Weak, sinking sensation in the pelvis. • Prolapsus of uterus during stool and micturition. Uterine polypus. Laborlike pains at the beginning of menstruation. Copious menstrual flow, with very dark clots and membranes. • Leucorrhea like white of egg day and night. Throbbing, titillating in external genitalia. Burning in the vagina and uterus during menses. Child refuses mother’s milk. It may be given to a woman who has brought forth one or two children that may be considered Calc. p. babies. The next child will be stronger and have a better constitution.
  • 87. MODALITIES • • • • • • • • Aggravation:Mornings ; evenings ; from motion ; artificial light ; from cold ; after eating ; from juicy fruit ; from change of weather, or from getting wet in rain. Amelioration:After lying down. Therapeutic Range :Similar to that of Calc. c., though not so extensive ; diseases of bones and glands in strumous, tubercular, and rachitic persons ; non-union of fractures, chronic hydrocephalus, headache of school girls, difficult dentition, rheumatism, dyspepsia, leucorrhoea, phthisis, spina bifida, abscesses, curvature of spine, vertigo of old people, incipient mesenteric tabes. Compare :Baryt. c., Berb., Calc. c., Fluor. ac., Iodi., Nitr. ac., Phos., Ruta, Sil., Sulph.
  • 88. CALCAREA ARSENICOSA “.. As this remedy results from the chemical uniting of two deep acting and well proven remedies, one can conclude that this remedy would be long and deep acting, well adapted to chronic illnesses.“ Also called Calcium Arsenicosum. Formula: Ca3(As 03)2. Not to be confused with Calcarea Arsenicica which is the Arsenite of Calcium - Ca3 As 04. Arsenici albi subtilissime pulverate, is a white powder insoluble in water, a combination of Arsenic Acid with Lime. It is dangerous and toxic up to the 3d centesimal; it is used from the 4th Centesimal Hahnemannian.
  • 89. SPHERE OF ACTION:•As this remedy is a chemical union of two well proved deep acting remedies it would most likely appear at once to the mind as a long acting remedy, well suited to many chronic diseases. In fact, it is deep acting enough to cure some of our most stubborn cases of epilepsy. It has made its record in this class of cases. Epilepsy with rush of blood to the head before attack; aura felt in region of heart; flying sensation • Complaints in fat women around climacteric. Calcarea arsenicosa is a mineral remedy of the c-ancer miasm. In Arsenicum there is a feeling: "I need people but I cannot trust them - they may rob me". The patient cannot trust anyone. In Calcium there is a need for security and support. In Calcarea arsenicosa the need for people is almost a dependence, and this along with the mistrust, makes him highly anxious and insecure. He feels: "I may be cheated, let down (mistrustful -Arsenicum) by the people on whom I depend for protection.
  • 90. Characterstics symptoms:Head.– fear of birds,Violent rush of blood to head with vertigo. Pain in head better by lying on painful side. Weekly headache. Benumbling headache mostly around ears. Stomach.–Region of stomach distended. Enlarged liver and spleen in children. Pancreatic disease; relieves burning pain in cancer of pancreas. Belching with saliva and beating of heart. Urinary.–Kidney region sensitive to pressure. Albuminuria, passes urine every hour. Heart.–Constriction and pain in region of heart, suffocating feeling, palpitation, oppression and throbbing and pain in back extending to arms. Female.–Offensive, bloody leucorrhœa. Cancer of uterus; burning pain in uterus and vagina. Back.–Pain and stiffness near nape of neck. Violent backache, throbbing, drives out of bed. Extremities.–Removes inflammatory products in veins of lower extremities. Weariness and lameness of lower limbs.
  • 91. Generally it fits the LYMPHATIC subjects, SCROFULOUS and TUBERCULOUS. It acts particularly well in subjects who have been intoxicated with quinine it has three main indications: * Epilepsy * Albuminuria * Cancer For the Epileptics: EPILEPSY RELATED TO CARDIOPATHIES: The aura of this remedy starts either from the HEART REGION with flushes to the head, or from the LEFT ARM. Never forget to consider, in epileptics, the remedy FOR THE ATTACK, and the remedy for the general state to be given BETWEEN THE ATTACKS. For the Albuminurics: Albuminuria in the nephretics, during pregnancy, in alcoholics, in all cardiopathies, in sequellae of scarlet fever and measles. Albuminuria with GREAT SENSITIVITY OF THE KIDNEY REGION FROM PRESSURE. TROPHO - NEUROTIC REMEDY FOR CANCEROUS PATIENTS: a) For the burning pains of cancer of the pancreas, b) For the burning pains of cancer of the uterus; c) For adenocarcinomas and malignant tumors of the mesentery. MODALITIES: – Worse from slight exertion.
  • 92. Calcarea Group of Medicines Hepar Sulphuris
  • 93. HEPAR SULPHURIS Common Name: •Sulphuret of Lime Sphere of Action: •Nerves •Connective Tissue •Resiratory System •Flexures •GLANDS •Kidneys •Skin •Bridge of Nose Constitution: •Torpid lymphatic constitution •Blondes •Slightest injury suppurates •Syphilitic •Unhealthy skin
  • 94. DESCRIPTION A white amorphous powder, having the odour and taste of sulphuretted hydrogen. Prepared by mixing equal parts of finely powdered and calcined oystershells and pure wellwashed flowers of sulphur, placing them in a clay crucible covered with a thick layer of moistened powdered chalk, and keeping the mixture at a white heat for at least 10 minutes.
  • 95. Characteristic Symptoms 1. Over-sensitiveness of the nervous system. Extreme sensitiveness to touch. 2. Sad and low spirited. Memory weak. 3. Right- sided neuralgia of face. 4. Complaints after exposure to dry cold air. 5. Useful in inflammations with suppuration and croupous inflammations like ophthalmia, styes, inflammation of ear, coryza, faceache, boils, tonsillitis, etc.
  • 96. Cont. 6. In high potency aborts the suppurative process and low potency hastens it. 7. Bright’s Disease following scarlatina. 8. Sensation of fish bone in the throat. 9. Dyspepsia; craving for food. 10.Weakness of digestion.
  • 97. Cont. 11. Marasmus of children. 12. Soreness of liver. 13. Atony of bladder and rectum. Bed wetting. 14. Sluggish, slow healing ulcers. 15. Eczema with purulent discharge. 16. Chronic diarrhoea
  • 99. RELATIONSHIP Complementary: To, Calendula in injuries. Antidotes: Bad effects of mercury and other metals; iodine, cod-liver oil; renders patients less susceptible to atmospheric changes and cold air. Compare: The Psoric Skin affections of Sulphur are dry, itching> by scratching, and not sensitive to touch; while in Hepar the skin is unhealthy, suppurating, moist, and extremely sensitive to touch.
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