Sometimes we need to get back to the source of accurate information to guarantee what is being written about the tissue salts is faithful to the writings of Dr Schuessler, and to do that we need look no further than the Biochemic Tissue Salts Handbook, written by the man himself. In it he writes about Mag Phos, one of the most popular of the cell salts, and has this to say:
"MAG. PHOS. (Magnesium Phosphate) Mag. Phos. is known as the anti-spasmodic tissue salt. Its main function is in connection with the nervous system where it supplements the action of Kali Phos.
When a deficiency of Mag. Phos. occurs, the white nerve fibres contract, causing spasms and cramps. This tissue salt is of importance to muscular tissue, ensuring rhythmic and coherent movement. Mag. Phos. is quick to relieve pain, especially cramping, shooting, darting or spasmodic pains. Mag. Phos. is indicated for nerve pains, such as neuralgia, neuritis and sciatica, and headaches accompanied by shooting, darting stabs of pain. It relieves muscular twitching, cramps, hiccups, convulsive fits of coughing and those sudden, sharp twinges of pain that are so distressing. It also relieves menstrual pains. Stomach cramps and flatulence respond to treatment with this tissue salt. These symptoms may be aggravated by cold and by touching and are relieved by the application of heat, by pressure and by bending double.
The doses may be taken at frequent intervals until relief is obtained. Because magnesium has been assumed to be plentiful in the diet, some authorities have considered a deficiency unlikely. But this is not necessarily so, as recent research has proved that some diets provide insufficient magnesium for the body’s needs.
NOTE: Mag. Phos. will often act more rapidly when the tablets are taken with a sip of hot water."
So, overall here are the potential benefits and uses of Mag Phos:
These cramps are often associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and can come on and go away rather quickly. Mag phos may help with the terrible restless pain that comes about and it may also help with the bloated feeling in the abdomen as well. (See also Combination Tissue Salt E )
Women who suffer from sharp and sometimes severe cramps can get great help from using the homeopathic remedy of mag phos. It can help the body naturally alleviate the shooting pains and all of the other symptoms that are associated with them. (See also Combination N)
These are sharp and radiating pains that can appear and then disappear within the body very quickly. This can cause the person to cry in response to the pain felt as the muscles become stiff and almost numb. Mag phos may be of great help with this and help the pain to subside.
This is the type of pain that involves shooting pains up the back of the neck and spreading all across the head. The face may become red and start to throb as a result of the pain. (See also Combination F)
Mag phos can help with dull or throbbing pains in the teeth, particularly in infants who are going through the teething phase but Combination Salt R is also indicated for infant teething.
This homeopathic remedy can help with pains in the ear that are shooting and that may become worse after exposure to the cold or wind.
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