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Kali Carbonicum patient can broadly be described as compulsive -
rigidly adhering to a code of ethics and rules. It is very difficult
for the patient to express feelings and he exercises strong control
over his emotions. Duty is one of the most important concepts for
the Kali Carbonicum constitutional type. He will not park in a
yellow zone. He will always return to a shop to give back change if
he was given too much. He sees things in black and white. The
patient is often very stoical. He neither complains about (nor
notices) the stress he is under until the situation is very severe
indeed. Things outside his control are very upsetting. We may find
fear of the dark (unseen), of ghosts (the immaterial), the future,
but mainly fear of diseases especially that disease is about to
appear (impending). Often the patient feels the fear somatically,
especially in the solar plexus. It is noteworthy that in Kali
Carbonicum the pathology does not progress to either depression or
confusion or deeper mental states. Instead the pathology is confined
mainly to the physical body.
Mind. CONSERVATIVE, LOYAL, MORAL, PROPER
PEOPLE. RIGID, UNABLE TO BREAK EVEN A TRIVIAL RULE.
<<Dogmatic. Dislikes change.>> Fear<<:
Impending disease.>> Being alone. Dark. Ghosts. Anxiety and
worry. Anxiety often felt in epigastrium. Starting easily, from
noises, etc. Irritable. Urge to quarrel. Aversion to being
General. <<Chilly, worse
from cold.>> INTOLERANT OF DRAFTS, AGGRAVATED BY
DRAFTS. May have aggravation from heat, especially during the
acutes. General aggravation from cold drinks when over-heated
(Bell-P). <<Generally worse from coition>> (weak, dim
vision, depressed). GENERALLY WORSE 2 TO 4
AM. <<Stitching pains>> (Bry, Nit-Ac, Hep). Chills
around 5 to 6 PM. Appearance: Stout or obese. Conservative dress
- men still combing hair with a "flip" in the front. Sits rigidly
Head. Headaches, especially sinus
headaches. SWELLING OF THE EYELIDS, upper or lower;
ptosis. Bag-like swelling of the upper lid near to the inner
corner. Marked edema of the conjunctiva, especially allergic
variety. Falling of hair from eyebrows. Chronic, thick nasal
catarrh. Sinusitis. Tinnitus.
Throat. Pharyngitis with stitching
pain in the throat. Sore throat, worse from cold drafts, worse
becoming cold, worse from empty swallowing. Difficult
sweets.>> ANXIETY OR BRUISED FEELING IN THE
EPIGASTRIUM. <<Dread or nausea in epigastrium>> from
emotional excitement. Peptic ulcer. Gastritis. Stomach pains
from cold drinks while over-heated. Painful hemorrhoids, burning
and stitching, worse at night. Constipation, especially before or
during menses. Vomiting or gagging from the cough.
Urinary and Sexual
Organs. Menses acrid, excoriating. Delayed or
absent menses. Metrorrhagia. Fibroid tumors of uterus.
Delayed labor with intense back pains. Miscarriages. Kidney
stones with stitching pains. Prostatitis. Renal failure with
swelling, even anasarca, most noted about eyes.
Chest. ASTHMA, WORSE 2 TO 4 AM OR
AT 3 AM. <<Difficult respiration, worse lying flat,>>
BETTER SITTING UPRIGHT, BETTER LEANING BENT FORWARD WITH ELBOWS
RESTING ON THE KNEES, BETTER LYING PROPPED-UP. Stitching, tearing
pains which wander about the chest. Angina pectoris. Congestive
heart failure. Palpitations with flushes of heat and
dyspnea. Cold sensation in the chest. Swelling of
Cough. Spasmodic cough, tickling
in the throat. Cough, worse night especially 2 to 4 AM, worse
morning on waking. Cough with thick, purulent sputum with a
cheesy taste. Whooping-cough.
Bronchitis. <<Pneumonia,>> often left-sided, but also
right lower lobe. <<Pneumonia in children>>, shriek
with sharp, stitching pains on inspiring, can't eat or drink, can't
Back. <<Low back pain.
Sciatica>> especially right-sided. BACK PAIN DRIVES HIM OUT
OF BED AT NIGHT, must rise in order to turn-over, worse menses,
sitting, walking, better pressure. Curvature of spine.
Extremities. Deforming arthritis.
Joint pains, worse cold and cold damp. Sensitive soles of
Sleep. WAKING AT NIGHT, ESPECIALLY
2 TO 4 AM. <<Wakes 4 hours after falling
asleep.>> <<Sleeplessness without cause, "Simply
can't let go.">> Jerks or twitches on falling asleep, or in
sleep. Talking in sleep. Starting up in sleep.
Relationships. Complementary. Phos.
Nux-V. Carb-V. Comparisons. Calc - Chilly and
worse cold and cold damp, stout, practical people, anxiety, takes on
responsibilities and duties, crave sweets, arthritis, cold feet,
formation of stones and calcifications. Ars - Proper and anxious
patients, chilly, difficult respiration better sitting upright,
insomnia, peptic ulcers, swollen lids. Sil. Kali-Bi. Dulc. Nat-M.
Kali Carbonica Kent says: "The Kali carb. patient
is a hard one to study, and the remedy itself is a hard one to
study. " And Farrington says that " Kali carb. is indicated in a
great variety of diseases, but is a drug much neglected in
practice", perhaps because, except in a few of its uses, as in
asthma and pneumonia, it does not appeal strongly enough to the
imagination, and therefore is not - so to speak - "on the
Kingdom: Mineral Latin Name: Kalium
carbonicum Common Name: Potassium
carbonate Homeopahtic: Kali-carbonicum Homeopathics Level
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1. For diseases of old people, dropsy and
paralysis; with dark hair, lax fibre, inclined to obesity ( Am. c. ,
2. After loss of fluids or vitality,
particularly in anaemic ( Cinch. , Phos. ac., Phos. ,
3. During rest and lying on affected side
(stitching, darting, better during rest and lying on painful side,
4. Cannot bear to be touched; starts when
touched ever so lightly, especially on the feet.
5. Great aversion to being alone ( Ars. ,
Bis. , Lyc. - desires to be alone, Ign. , Nux ).
6. Bag-like swellings between the upper
eyelids and eyebrows.
7. Weak eyes; after coition, pollution,
8. Stomach: distended, sensitive; feels as if
it would burst; excessive flatulency, everything she eats or drinks
appears to be converted to gas ( Iod. )[ Lyc. ].
9. Nosebleed when washing the face in the
morning ( Am. c. , Arn. ).
10.Toothache only when eating; throbbing;
< when touched by anything warm or cold.
11. Backache, sweating, weakness; after
abortion, labor, metrorrhage; when eating; while walking feels as if
she must give up and lie down.
12. Cough: dry, paroxysmal, loosens viscid
mucus or pus which must be swallowed; spasmodic with gagging or
vomiting of ingesta; hard, white or smoky masses fly from throat
when coughing ([Bad.], Chel. ).
13. Feels badly, week before menstruation;
backache, before and during menses.
14. Labor pains insufficient; violent
backache; wants the back pressed ( Caust. ).
16. Asthma, relieved when sitting up or
bending forward or by rocking; worse from 2 to 4 a. m.
17. Persons suffering from ulceration of the
lungs can scarcely get well without this anti-psoric - Hahnemann.
18. Difficult swallowing; sticking pain in
pharynx as of a fish-bone ( Hep. , Nit. ac. ); food easily gets into
the windpipe; pain in back when swallowing.
19. Constipation: stool large, difficult,
with stitching, colic pains an hour or two before.
20. Heart: tendency to fatty degeneration (
Phos. ); as if suspended by a thread ( Lach. ).
21. Very much inclined to take cold.
22. Relations. - Complementary: Carbo
veg. Follows well: after, Kali s. , Phos. , [Stan. in] loose
23. Will bring on the menses when Nat. m.
though apparently indicated, fails - Hahnemann.