Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
'Your best friend is yourself'
Exhaustion, apathy Communication
Active, hurried Sympathetic
Fresh, lively, extroverted Friends, acquaintances, neighbours
Aggression, fighting Brothers
Desire for unity Homesickness
Isolation Language and learning
Curiosity and travel
Restlessness and fears
The central theme of Phosphoric acid is the exhaustion of communication. They like to have many contacts with friends and acquaintances, and they like this contact to be meaningful. In the beginning stages Ph-ac does not give us the impression of being exhausted at all, they are more like Phos, very open and profound in their communications.
The second variation is linked to the first. This is when the possibilities for communication become exhausted. They feel that they have done their utmost to maintain a good contact, and now they have lost that contact in spite of all their efforts. This could be in the case of someone moving house, where they have lost all their old and trusted friends, neighbours and other relations. Homesickness is an important symptom of Ph-ac.
They become tired and exhausted, because they have lost the usual contact with their friends. This may lead to a state of apathy and indifference. The expression 'emotional exhaustion' is not entirely correct. The exhaustion is not so much emotional in the sense of deep feelings about a love relationship, but more in the sense of contact with friends and relations and the effort they have invested in this. Phos-ac is therefore not usually the remedy for lovesickness, unless the most important aspect of the relationship had been the exchange of ideas, whereby the loss of this contact is the greatest source of grief.
A third variation on the theme can be a longing for a feeling of unity with brothers or friends. A typical Ph-ac situation can be that of identical twins. They are very close to each other; no words are needed to understand each other. Parents and friends are often just outsiders who don’t really understand what goes on between them. Then at one time an outsider, like a partner, may come into their life. Or one of them may want to start to find his own identity. At that point the other one feels a great loss of their former intimate contact.
Another variation might be exhaustion from studying too much. In this aspect there may be a similarity with the other Phosphoricums, but in Ph-ac the exhaustion and the apathy are much more prominent.
Desire for unity in contact.
They have a great desire for contact. They have many friends and relations, with whom they like to talk a lot. If they lose these contacts, they get very upset. They become depressed, indifferent, apathetic. They don’t enjoy life anymore and they can’t think properly. Situations that may cause this state could be, for example, staying away from home, or moving house. When they move house they lose all their old (school) friends, their neighbours and lots of other acquaintances. This makes them feel homesick. They keep thinking of the good old days. The death of a friend can also be the cause of a Phos-ac situation.
Identical twins are another typical example. They have a strong bond together, they often communicate on an intuitive level, without words. Here the problems often start when they begin to grow away from each other.
Study can also be the cause of problems. They may exhaust themselves with their study, until they can’t think anymore and their memory has totally gone.
Location: right sided.
Physique: tall, thin.
Temperature: cold, sensitive to thunderstorms.
Time: < 9 pm.
Desire: refreshing things (3), sour (2), spicy, salt, fish, cold drinks.
Aversion: salt, fish, sour.
Physical: < movement, walking, > rubbing.
Haemorrhages of bright red blood.
Bone problems, growing pins, rachitis, osteoporosis.
Neurological complaints, convulsions, hyperventilation. Weakness with nervousness.
Tuberculosis, lung complaints, bronchitis, asthma.