Backache #2


The following is a small amount of information on each of the INGREDIENTS of this combination.

PHOSPHORUS (the element) The phosphorus picture includes a variety of back and sacral pain with none of them listed as keynotes of the remedy. Keynotes of Phosphorus are often mental and must be present for this remedy to be effective. These symptoms include sensitivities to lights, odors, noise, and the pain and suffering of others. The symptoms may be brought on by any type of bad news, by horror stories, thunderstorms, the dark, and just about everything else—a remedy for very sensitive people.

CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA (black cohosh) This is a polycrest remedy for women in labor, back pain during labor in childbirth, especially if the pain is in the sacral region, moving through the hips and down the thighs, and is accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

SEPIA SUCCUS (cuttlefish ink) This is predominantly a women’s remedy. A keynote is lack of muscle tone. The lack of muscle tone in the abdominal area causes a backache in the lumbar (small of the back) region. This can be really nasty during labor. The back pains will be sudden and feel as if the back is being struck by a hammer with the pain made worse by stooping or kneeling. After the initial few attacks, the pain settles into a dull throbbing and feeling of weakness in the lumbar area.

CALCAREA FLUORATA (calcium fluoride) The backache of Calcarea florata is a chronic back pain, usually from a strain or other injury. The backache gets worse initially with any movement but improves with continued gentle motion and simple exercises.

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