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You are viewing: Homeopathics - Oxalicum acidicum - Contemporary - Level 3
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Oxalicum acidicum

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Dr Peter Darashah

Background
The concerns of oxalic acid in the human body flow from its ability to combine chemically with certain dietary metals such as calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe) and potassium (K). When oxalic acid combines with such metals it results in the formation of an oxalte. Since oxalic acid is not a nutrient the body must excrete it as urine via the kidneys.
The potential problems of excess oxalates are

1. A reduction in the amount of minerals (ie Ca, Mg, K, etc) available for nutritional purposes due to their combinmg effect with oxalic acid.

2.  The mechanical: formation of very sharp oxalate crystals which are large enough to irritate the gastrointestinal tract and ultimately lead to the formation of kidney stones of which 80% are calcium oxalate.

3. The removal of alkaline formimg metals such as Ca, K, Mg etc by oxalic acid means that the resulting milieu is more acidic. Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ).  Below or above this range means symptoms and disease.  A pH of 7.0 is neutral.  A pH below 7.0 is acidic.  A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

An acidic balance will decrease the still further body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.  A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
What you eat and drink will impact where your body's pH level falls. 

The following list is provided as an approximate guide for those endeavouring to balance their body pH. Try to minimise intake of Acid forming foods and at the same time increase consumption of foods not on the list (ie Alkali forming foods).

Remember Balance is the key

Acid Forming Foods

Fruits

Vegetables

Animal Proteins

Cereals

Others

Plums
Prunes
Most berries

Spinach
Squash
Lentils
Most beans
Soya bean

Dairy products
Most meat
Most fish

Most cereals
Most cereal products
Most processed cereals

Alcohol
Tobacco
Coffee
Sugar
Soft drinks

Oxalicum acidicum
Materia Medica

Sphere of Action
Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, more especially affecting the spinal cord. Its main sphere of action is on the nervous centres, which it paralyzes from below upwards. The loss of power in the lower extremities-which is very characteristic-is accompanied with numbness and neuralgic pains in the back and legs. As the poison advances up the spinal cord, paroxysms of spasmodically suspended respiration and palpitation of the heart manifest its influence. (Conium acts very similarly upon the cord.) Also has some action upon the mucous tissues.

Mind & Generals
The complete opposite of Op with its palliative effect Ox-ac causes excruciating pain beyond description.
The pain may occur anywhere in the body and is circumscribed (in distinct spots) like small stitches lasting only a few minutes and is usually left sided. The prominent mental associated with the pain is that it is worse when thought about - a condition which will suddenly appear even if not present originally. 
Despite all the pain the patient is cheerful, excitable, exhilarated, happy, gay and exhibits powers of quick thought and action. Perhaps this bonhomie attitude is used as a mechanism to divert the mind away from and so palliate the predominating symptom.
There are similar thought associations in the case of urination. Must go if thought about.
Heart palpitations worse when though about.

Larynx
Infection of the vocal cords resulting in impairment of voice or temporary loss of voice (common in the speaking professions). Aphonia loss of voice, hoarseness or husky voice. Throat may be dry and sore. Severe laryngitis with a painful and sensation in the throat. Considerable lowering and deepening of the voice. Voice completely altered to that of an old man with a deep bass voice.

Respiration
Sharp shooting lancinating pains especially through the lower lobes of the left lung extending down to the epigastrium and lasting for some seconds. This is a keynote symptom and Ox-ac will work wherever this symptom is evident.

Heart
Symptoms alternate with aphonia. Angina. Must keep quiet. Difficulty in breathing when moving about. Sharp laminating pain in left lung, extending to epigastrium, coming on suddenly and causing acute dyspnoea with resulting short, jerky, gasping inspiration. Palpitation which is worse when thought about Cold clammy sweat.


Gastritis
Burning pain in the region of the navel, extending up to the throat occurring two hours after eating accompanied with flatulence and bitter, sour eructation, rumbling, colic, heartburn and weakness. Pain worst at 3 am not permitting sleep. Pain in liver area better from deep breaths. All pain aggravated by movement.

Diarrhoea
Morning diarrhoea, dark, copious, soft, watery, mucoid, stool with colic around navel, nausea, vomiting, fainting with pain. Coffee aggravates.

Kidneys
Severe pain in the back or in the lower abdomen extending to the groin area caused when stones obstruct the flow of urine in the ureter (ducts that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder). Pain can be very severe and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Passing of blood in urine can occur when the stone moves in the urinary tract. Ox-ac can be a particularly effective treatment especially in cases of oxalurea (hyperoxalurea) in which there is an excess of oxalic acid or oxalates, especially calcium oxalate, in the urine.

Back
Spinal neuralgia with acute pain in the back, extending down to the thighs; numbness, tingling and prickling in the lower portion of the spine. Numbness, approaching to palsy, locomotor ataxia; neurasthenia; Pain in the back is often relieved by Oxalic acid, better than any other remedy.

Enuresis
Nocturnal incontinence. Pain around kidney and left lower lobe of the lung. Straw coloured urine containing oxalurea. Burning in urethra and glans. Must urinate when thinking about it.

Gonads
Male: Heavyness of testicle with drawing pain extending into the spermatic chords. Worse from all movement. Rhubarb tart can in young males often produce oxalate deposits around the glands and in the urethra (tubes that carry urine from the bladder to outside the body).
Female: Burning pain in urethra accompanied by much straw coloured urine containing oxalates.

Extremetites
Pain first in the left upper extremity and later in right, lacinating pain, wrists feel sprained, cannot hold anythig, numbness in finger tips. Heavy weariness of hand.
The loss of power in the lower extremities is very characteristic especially when accompanied with numbness and neuralgic pains in the back and legs. Weary heaviness ans stiffness as if they were gone to sleep

Rheumatisism & Gout
Left sided stiffness of spinal meninges and upper and lower extxtremeties accompanied with coldness, blueness and complete prostration. Gout particularly responds to Ox-ac in cases of oxalurea.

Skin
Sensitive facial skin noticeable upon shaving.
Feels rough, smarting, sore and chafed.
Mottled and with circular patches of marbled skin
Warts

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