Calcarea phos [Calc-p]
This remedy acts by supplying new blood cells. Pains and cramps dependent on anaemic conditions. Waxy appearance of the skin due to anaemia. Chlorosis, complexion waxy, greenish-white, with constant headache and ringing in ears. Schussler gives this remedy alone for chlorosis.
“A fine constitutional remedy in old cases of cerebral anaemia where nutrition is manifestly defective.” (Arndt).
“Pernicious anaemia, vertigo when getting up or on rising from sitting; eyes misty; epistaxis, point of the nose cold; pale face, sallow, yellowish, earthy; cold sweat on the face; body cold; foul taste and smell; tongue white, furred at the root most in the morning; nausea and vomiturition; empty, sinking sensation at the epigastrium; watery looseness of the bowels, with urging after stools day or night; urine with flocculent sediment; menorrhagia, blood either bright-red or too dark, palpitation with anxiety, followed by trembling weakness, particularly of the calves, weariness and the greatest weakness.” (Arndt).
This remedy is also useful in leucaemia, or excess of white corpuscles in the blood after exhaustive diseases.
Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]
Follows Calcarea phos. as soon as improvement of the general health sets in. There is a want of red blood in the system. This remedy, by its power of attracting oxygen, colors the new blood-cells red and enriches them after they have been supplied by Calcarea phos. Schussler in a recent letter says: “Iron, which enters into the formation of young blood-cells, is never absent in the blood-stream of chlorotics. Therefore I have lately abandoned iron, which I recommended in the first editions of my Therapeutics for chlorosis and other anaemic conditions.”
Kali mur [Kali-m]
This remedy may have to be given in anaemia, as a secondary remedy or intercurrent, if such symptoms as eczema or eruptions of the skin coexist.
Kali phos [Kali-p]
Cerebral anaemia, anaemic conditions of the brain causing undue, nervousness. Poverty of the blood from influences which continually depress the mind and nervous system. This remedy also cures the leucaemia, which is induced by long- continued disorders. “Spinal anaemia, from exhausting diseases, such as diphtheria, reflex paraplegia, with aching pains aggravated by rest, but most manifest on beginning to move about.” (Arndt).
Natrum mur [Nat-m]
In anaemic conditions, where the blood is thin and watery; in chlorotic conditions, with an almost habitual feeling of coldness in the back; chlorosis in young girls, with dead, dirty skin, frequent palpitation, oppression and anxiety in the chest, morning cough, easily fatigued and prostrated, with the characteristic tongue, etc.; malarious cachexia, from ague and Quinine, sallow complexion or very pale, pressure and distention of the stomach, constipation with contraction of the anus, terrible sadness.
Natrum phos [Nat-p]
Spinal anaemia, paralytic weakness of the lower extremities, with general prostration, heaviness and sensation of fatigue, especially after a short walk or ascending steps; legs give way, so as to be unable to progress further.
Natrum sulph [Nat-s]
Hydraemia, sycosis, hydrogenoid constitution of the body, depending upon dampness of weather or dwelling in damp houses; sycosis and hydraemia. (Lilienthal).
Leucorrhoea instead of menses; attack of momentary blindness or obscuration of vision. Anaemia in infants, thin, delicate and puny, with tendency to rickets.
ANAEMIA CASES [Anaemia Cases]
Dr. S. Powell Burdick furnished us with two cases of anaemia, both in young ladies, aet, 19 and 21. Both presented the following characteristic symptoms: Pale, anaemic countenance, great exhaustion, depression of spirits, violent attacks of frontal headache extending to the occiput. The youngest had suffered from this condition for six or seven years, and received treatment from several physicians, homoeopathic and allopathic, receiving from the latter large quantities of iron, without any benefit whatever. The eldest had also been anaemic for several days. All their symptoms were promptly relieved, the color returning even to rosy cheeks; the ears, which were formerly pale and almost translucent, became reddish and natural in color. The remedies employed were first Calcarea phos.12, for ten days or two weeks, followed by Ferrum phos.12, for two weeks, then returning to the Calcarea phos. again. About six months sufficed to cure permanently in each case.