I love homeopathy – have for maybe 20 years. It is a branch of medicine which believes that like cures like (using, for instance, a bee stinger to make a remedy for bee stings, or a hot stinging sensation), and that the smallest possible dose is probably the best. ‘In other words, a treatment should be similar to the ailment, or to substances which may aggravate the symptoms in large doses. This concept is similar to that which is manipulated in influenza vaccinations in Western medicine in which a small amount of the influenza virus is injected into the body to build resistance in the immune system. Most homeopathic cures require small, diluted doses, and only one remedy is meant to be used at a time for various ailments.’ Homeopathic pellets are incredibly tiny. There are not side effects with homeopathy. To most scientists, there is nothing in a homeopathic remedy that could even be effective or produce side effect.
I was at Whole Foods last week, looking for a couple of remedies I like to keep on hand, and another one entirely bumped into me. So, of course, me being me, I trusted that and brought it home. And just googled it. It’s called phosphoricum acidum – which means an acid made using phosphorus. (Homeopathy brings with it a whole new language, and new concepts.)
Here is one description of what it works on – ‘a homeopathic medicine ideal for curing poor concentration due to overwork’. Here’s another – ‘Phosphoric acid has several uses outside of the realm of homeopathy as well. In the past, it has been used as a digestive stimulant. It may help reduce elevated calcium levels in potential cancer patients, fight against hair loss and diabetes, prevent digestive tract-related dehydration, and provide relief in children suffering from growing pains.’
And another –
‘Phosphoric acid may help alleviate lethargy and listlessness.
Phosphoricum acidum is used as a homeopathic treatment for people suffering great emotional distress.
Those suffering from grief may benefit from phosphoricum acidum.
Phosphoricum acidum is sometimes used to treat apathy.
Phosphoric acid is sometimes used in homeopathy to combat mental and physical exhaustion.
A homeopathic practitioner may recommend phosphoricum acidum to help the grief associated with loss of a loved one.
Homeopaths may recommend phosphoricum acidum to cure mental and physical exhaustion.
Phosphoric acid may be used to fight against hair loss and diabetes.’
And more – ‘The substance known in the scientific world as phosphoric acid is known in the world of homeopathic medicine as phosphoricum acidum. This man-manipulated mineral is used in small doses as a home herbal remedy to treat emotional ailments resulting from stress and exhaustion, such as apathy, listlessness, grief, and others. It is used for certain physical ailments as well, and is an important ingredient in various manufacturing industries.’
‘Phosphoricum acidum is extracted from phosphorous. In nature, phosphorous is found as apatite, a crystal-like substance found in certain types of rocks. When sulfuric acid and calcium phosphate are combined, phosphoric acid is produced.’
‘Of the many ailments phosphoricum acidum is meant to cure in homeopathic medicine, many result from stress. Mental and physical exhaustion, apathy, grief, insomnia coupled with fatigue, lethargy, and listlessness are all treated with phosphoric acid. It is believed that the initial tell-tale symptoms of these ailments include appetite loss, a thirst for sweet or fruity tasting beverages, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, and cold sweats.’
I have been pushing very hard this year, since I am retiring at the end of the year, and want to leave everything in good order when I do. And there have been several stresses, plus lots going on at one time in all the different parts of my fairly complex life. It’s all good and fun, but sometimes pushes that 24/7 boundary which our world (and my body) runs on.
So there is enough in these various descriptions for me to thank The Universe for helping that little tube get noticed by me. I’ll let you know how it goes. Homeopathy usually works amazingly fast.