Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.12.2 Zincum phosphoricum
Zincum phosphoricum is described in Boericke and Clarke.
Hopeite, zincumphosphate, Zn3[PO4]2[H2O]4, is a semiprecious stone.
Copying Friends Neighbours
Pollution Learning Curious
Getting behind failing Travelling
Overdoing the communication.
Restless out of sympathy.
A restless brother or sister.
Revising and learning.
Getting behind in your studies.
Picture of Zincum phosphoricum
Essence: overdoing the communication.
Overdoing the communication
They want to do their work well, especially in the communication branch. But they always feel they aren’t doing enough. They get more and more restless, trying to keep up. They talk fast, may even stammer in their restless hurry. They are prone to nervous breakdowns from all this work. They never take a break and even if they do take a holiday, they won’t sit back and relax, they’ll take some work home or they’ll get involved in helping friends and relations.
Restless out of sympathy
They are not only sympathetic to their friends and relations, they also feel they have to do something for them. But once again the feeling is that it is never enough. They spend their time worrying what else they can do for someone to ease their suffering.
A restless brother or sister
A variation on this theme is having a restless brother or sister who is very good at learning and communicating, even if he is slightly restless. This makes them feel left behind because their brother is getting much more attention.
Falling behind with your studies
It is important for them to do well in their studies and once again the ever present feeling is that what they do isn’t enough. Their parents may have put a lot of pressure on them to get good marks and probably compared their marks with those of their brother or sister, who did even better. So they try to do better next time by revising even more or by following a strict learning schedule. Even the holidays are spent trying to catch up, often forced by their parents. Until they are quite exhausted and can’t take in any more, they fall asleep while trying to read a book.
They love travelling, but even this tends to become an all out battle. All sorts of things are going wrong and they end up running around trying to catch up with the schedule. They get no rest at all and long to go home to their family and friends.
Fears: failure, falling, heights, criticism, pursued, opposition, observed, touch, anticipation, thieves, family, alone, cerebral haemor-rhage, death, being buried, dark, horror, ghosts, fantasies, noise, suicide, future, thunder, twilight, disease and death of family or friends, quickly coming and going, being sucked into the drainage hole of a swimming pool.
Dreams: futile efforts, paralysis, exams, burglars, ghosts, monsters,fleeing, thieves, strangled, pursued, abduction, animals, erotic, disease, stools, falling, heights, party, accident, murder, quarrels, water, saving other people, being in a boat with no bottom so having to swim, strict guards want to puncture him with a giant sort of acupuncture needle; dreams carry on into the next dream.
Delusions: criminal, devil, death, dead people, objects are double, being light, poisoned, thieves, dead people, fire, fantasy.
Irritability: grumbling, irritable, < being woken, < music.
Mood: happy, open, enthusiastic, gloomy, discontented, hurried, changeable, complaining, sentimental, laughing, hysterical, screaming.
Mental: analytical, exhaustion, slow, delirious, chaotic, confused, dementia, forgetful, idiotic, mad, manic, childish, very active, mistakes.
Contacts: , <- talking, < talk.
Sexuality: strong, nymphomania, kisses everyone.
Causes: humiliation, insults, alone, anticipation, fright, sadness, homesickness, trifles.
Professions: computer programmer, bookkeeper.
Type: thin, tall, red hair, pale, sallow, wrinkled.
Weather: cold; < cold, < light, < thunderstorms.
Time: < 5 and 9 pm.
Desires: sweet, meat, fruit, starch, cold, fish, ansjovis, beer, liquorice.
Aversion: fish, milk, warm, sprouts (2), mushrooms, cloves, salt, oysters.
Food: < red wine, sweet, coffee.
Menses: profuse, > during menses.
Sleep: sleeplessness < nightmares; < short sleep.
Physical: > sitting back(!), < touch, discharges; > movement; << suppressed discharges, vaccination (3); < noise,music, rubbing < cats, smells, wool.
Haemorrhages of bright red blood. Cerebral haemorrhages, petechia.
Restless, repetitive movements (3), head rolling, head banging, nail biting, tapping, thumb sucking, movements of the mouth < talking, restless legs < getting to sleep, grabs the bedclothes, tics, Chorea, Gilles de la Tourette.
Neurological complaints (3): epilepsy, paralysis, meningitis, Hydrocephalus, coma, MS, Parkinson’s, dementia.
Migraine (3), pressing, forehead, << school. Vertigo, fainting.
Strabismus, eye infections.
Hayfever, bronchitis, asthma, hyperventilation, sighing.
Lung problems, bronchitis, tuberculosis, gasping for breath.
Late teething, < teething.
Anaemia (3). Palpitations.
Stomach complaints. Vomiting < drinking. Diabetes, < pregnancy.
Diarrhoea < wine. Constipation. Abdominal pains.
Retention of urine, > sitting back; enlarged prostate (2).
Bone problems, growing pains, rickets, osteoporosis.
Tingling finger tips.
Backache, < carrying heavy loads.
Eczema; white spots on nails, hair loss.
DD: Silicon series, Iron series, Stage 11,12 and 15, Phosphoricums, Staphysagria, Thuja, Viola odorata, Viola tricolour.