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Magnesium Phosphate

Traditional use profile for Magnesium phosphate (mag phos)

Magnesium phosphate (Mag phos) has been traditionally used for the relief of physical and mental exhaustion, nerve pains and muscular spasms. Examples of conditions where Magnesium phosphate (Mag phos) may be indicated are, stomach or abdominal flatulence and colic; tension headaches; migraine headaches; dysmenorrhoea, particularly uterine cramping with lower back pain; muscular cramps and spasms anywhere in the body; neuralgia; nervous tics and twitches; sharp, shooting, darting pains; sciatica.

Magnesium phosphate (Mag phos) symptoms are aggravated by cold, cold air, motion, night, light touching and are improved by warmth/heat, firm pressure or rubbing of the affected area or bending double.


Where a patient suffers from the following conditions, a course of Magnesium Phosphate may assist in their recovery. Always consult your Doctor for diagnosis and advice.

Mental/emotional: Anxiety. Forgetful. Neuroses. Depression. Insomnia, can't quieten mind, wakes during the night and can't get back to sleep, wakes tired. Wakes with clenched teeth or fists. Hypersensitivity to pain. Irritability. Hyperexcitability. Loss of motivation. Confusion. Illusions. Talks to themselves.

Head: Tension headache, worse with jarring movement, rising quickly or bending forward. Sharp shooting pains through the head or scalp. Feeling of tight band around head. Acutely painful scalp to the touch. Teeth sensitive to touch and cold.

Eye: Twitching eyelids. Increased sensitivity to light. Blurred vision after use of eyes or from stress. Sparks or floaters before eyes. Ptosis. Orbital neuralgia.

Ear, nose and throat: Ear pain. Neuralgia. Ringing in the ears from stress. Loss of smell. Post nasal drip, and/or sore, hoarse throat, and or hawking of usually clear, gelatinous mucus; from stress.

Teeth: Very sensitive to touch or cold air and cannot brush with cold water. Spasmodic toothache, relieved when pressure or heat is applied to the face. Nervous, non-febrile spasms during teething.

Gastrointestinal: Flatulent colic. Pains anywhere in the abdomen. Vomiting from stress. Spasmodic pain, relieved by heat, drinking hot water, bending double, rubbing, pressure or lying down. Excessive gas. Feeling of tight band around abdomen. Hiccough. Bloated sensation of abdomen. Watery diarrhoea from stress. Constipation from stress.

Respiratory: Asthma, tight chest, wheezing, not bringing up Mucus or bringing up small amounts of clear, gelatinous Mucus and aggravated by stress. Persistent paroxysmal coughing with no expectoration, worse lying down. Sharp, shooting pains through the chest.

Cardiovascular: Sharp, shooting pains or cramping through heart. Increased heart rate. Abnormal heart rhythms. Angina pectoris. Hypertension. Atherosclerosis. Heart attack.

Nervous system: Neuralgias. Muscular spasms or twitching. Tingling in extremities or pins and needles. Raynaud's phenomenon. Epilepsy. Tetanic spasms. Alcoholism. Delerium tremens.

Genitourinary: Uterine colic, often with referred back pain, improved by heat, pressure or bending double. Premenstrual tension. Vaginismus. Sterility with no organic cause. Increased frequency of urination.

Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, spasm, any sharp pain in or around the joints.



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