KALI BICHROMICUM [Kali-bi]
Thick, gluey, adherent discharges.
Pains -spotty, wandering, periodic.
Rheumatism <-> Gastric or respiratory symptoms.
COMMON NAME : Bichromate of Potash
FAMILY : Mineral salt
PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: -Mucus membrane-Copions, viscid, ropy mucorrhoea -Ulceration -Liver-Congestion, hypertrophy, fatty degeneration -Kidney-Tubular inflammation -Ulceration -Albuminuria -Skin-Pustular inflammation -Fibrous tissue or periosteum-Acute inflammation -Hypertrophy.
A/F : -Indulgence in beer and malt liquors
MODALITIES : < Heat of summer < Wrapping up > Heat < Hot weather < Hot weather 2 > Pressure < Autumn < Uncovering 2 > Motion < Spring < Touch < Rest < Stooping < Sitting < Open air < Morning after sleep 3 < 2 -3 a.m.
< Protruding tongue < Alcohol, beer < Suppressed catarrh < COLD 3, damp 2 < Summer (though not heat).
MIND : -Narrowness - on all three levels, typically a closed personality. Closed, rigid, proper.
-Very conscientious and capable, rather conservative and conformists.
-Rigidly adhere to the routine.
-Long-winded. Explain things excessively. Step-by-step, routinized way of thinking.
-Do not show their emotion and dont tend to complain of their mental or emotional problems.
-Sadness after annoyance. Gloomy, indifference to business affairs.
-Irritability > after eating. Easily angered and upset.
-Anthropophobia - Avoids human society.
-Practical, materialistic point of view.
-Feel isolated and apart from social contact.
-Peevish withdrawal from sullen indifference.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -It affects the mucous membranes of the air passages, nose, pharynx, stomach, duodenum.
-Discharges are adhesive, sticky, VISCID, GLUEY, ROPY, stringy, tough, lumpy, or thick YELLOW (Hydr) discharges. Yellowness of discharges, especially tongue etc.
-Pain -in SMALL SPOTS, can be covered with point of finger, WANDERING (Berb, Form, Kali-s, Puls), shift rapidly from one part to the other and appear and disappear suddenly and finally attack the stomach.
-Stubborn suppurations. Tendency to ulcerations. Ulcers with dark dots, deep punched out, perforating, round with over-hanging edges or thick crusts. Septal or peptic ulcers.
-Indolent or sluggish reaction in many conditions; ulcers, inflammations etc.
-Diseased conditions progress slowly but deeply, causing great weakness bordering on paralysis, but little fever. Anaemia and absence of fever are characteristic.
-Kali-bi is generally chilly yet symptoms occur and aggravate in hot summer weather, such as skin disease, rheumatism, dysentery etc.
-Alternating symptoms-Rheumatism alternating with gastric symptoms, one appearing in the fall and the other in the spring.
-Rheumatism and dysentery alternate.
-Neuralgia every day at same hour.
-Head-Blurred vision or blindness precedes the attack, must lie down, aversion to light, noise, sight returns as headache increases.
-Headache over eyebrows. Pressing frontal pain or neuralgia.
-Aching and fullness in glabella, root of nose.
-From suppressed catarrh.
-Bones and scalp feel sore.
-Headache in small spots.
-Eye-Swelling of lids.
-PHOTOPHOBIA and visual disturbances before or with headache.
-Ear-Viscid, ropy, yellow discharge.
-Nose-Snuffles of children especially fat, chubby babies.
-Pressure and pain at ROOT OF NOSE (Stict, Kali-i) and sticking pain in nose.
-Septum ulcerated, round ulcer.
-Discharge thick, ropy greenish yellow, tough elastic plugs from nose, leave a raw surface.
-Loss of smell.
-Coryza with obstruction of nose.
-Has violent pain from occiput to forehead if discharges ceases.
-Chronic coryza. SINUSITIS.
-Post-nasal drip (Cor-r).
-Polyps (Calc, Sang, Teucr).
-Face-Neuralgia from suppressed coryza.
-Mouth-Sensation of hair on tongue (Crab apple, Sil).
-Ropy mucus, saliva.
-Tongue-Mapped red shining smooth (Pyrog, Lach, Ter) and dry.
-With dysentery, broad flat indented, thickly coated.
-Oedematous bladder-like appearance of uvula, much swelling but little redness.
-Diphtheria, pseudo-membranous deposit firm pearly fibrinous deposit. Prone to extend downward to larynx and trachea.
-Stomach-ULCERS. Cancer (Hydr).
-Gastric symptoms <-> Rheumatic or respiratory symptoms (Dulc).
-Indigestion from meat, drinking beer.
-Constant nausea in alcoholics.
-Vomiting of ropy, yellow mucus or water and blood.
-Desire- Beer and
-Loss of appetite, weight in pit of stomach, flatulence
-Round ulcer of stomach.
-Under sternum rawness, pains through to back.
-Rectum-Diarrhea < morning, drives out of bed, beer, summer.
-Diarrhea alternating with rheumatic complaints (Dulc).
-Violent, rattling with gagging from viscid mucus in the throat < when undressing.
-Croup-hoarse metallic, with expectoration of tough mucus or fibro-elastic casts in morning on awakening, with dyspnoea > lying down.
-Asthmatic, < 1-2 a.m.
-Rattling respiration < in old people (Kali-s in children).
-Cough < eating, morning on waking.
-Expectoration-copious, stringy, tough, yellow/green.
-C.V.S.-Coldness about the heart, deep in chest.
-Urinary system-Ropy, viscid urine, obstructs urethra.
-Pain from kidneys extends to bladder and to the knee.
-After urination a drop seems to remain which cannot be expelled.
-Male genitalia-Desire diminished when puts on weight.
-Female genitalia-Left sided ovarian cysts.
-Prolapse of uterus < warm weather.
-Leucorrhoea, yellow, tenacious.
-Back-Pain in coccyx < sitting, during coition, before urination.
-Pain in small spots, esp. angles of scapulae.
-Extremities-Rheumatic symptoms <-> Gastrointestinal or Respiratory symptoms (Dulc).
-WANDERING pains (Berb, Form, Kali-s, Puls).
-Arthritic pain < cold and < summer.
-Left sided sciatica, > motion, < warm weather.
-Itching > cold air (Fago).
KEYNOTES : -Discharges of a tough, stringy mucus adheres to the parts and can be drawn into a long string.
-Pain in small spots can be covered with point of finger.
-Pains shift rapidly from one past to another.
-Neuralgia everyday at the same hour.
-Deep perforating round punched ulcers.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Affections of the mucous membranes with catarrhal state.
-Discharge from mucous membranes which are adhesive, sticky, stringy, tough, lumpy or thick and yellow discharges.
-Tendency to ulcers- deep perforating, punched out.
-Pains in small spots, shifting alternating complaints.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Discharges-Adhesive sticky, stringy, yellow, tough lumpy or thick.
-Pain covered with point of finger spotty pain.
-Ulcers deep perforating round, punched with overhanging edges or thick crusts.
-Rheumatism alternates with gastric symptoms or dysentery.
CLINICAL : -Bronchitis, Croup, Gastritis, Migraine, Nasal polyp, Obesity, Ovarian cyst, Peptic ulcer, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Ulcers.
-When you are struck with a Kali-bi migraine that does not respond, always remember Iris versicolor.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Complementary- Ant-t, Ars, Phos, Psor, Sep.
-Compare-Amm-caust, Ant-cr, Ant-t, Brom, Dulc, Form, Hep-s, Hydr, Ind, Iod, Ip, Merc, Kali-c, Kali-s, Lith-c, Phyt, Puls, Sil, Stict, Sulp-ac.
-Antidotes:- Ars, Lach, Puls.