What Is Kali Phosphoricum Used For?

Medically Reviewed on 9/29/2021
Kali Phosphoricum
Kali phosphoricum is a homeopathic medication intended for patients who suffer from psychosomatic effects of long-standing stress.

Kali phosphoricum or the phosphate of potassium (K2HPO4) is a homeopathic medication that is dispensed in the form of small round pills or diluted solutions.

It has widespread usages in homeopathy, including its use as a tonic for nerves and the brain. A homeopathic practitioner may prescribe this medicine in multiple doses if a patient suffers from psychosomatic effects (affecting the mind and body) of longstanding stress, such as:

It could also be prescribed (after exhaustively analyzing medical history and conducting consultation sessions) in individuals who suffer from stress-related mood swings, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, and depressive episodes.

The homeopathic texts state that potassium phosphate can be prescribed in standard homeopathic doses for problems with cognition, inattention, and difficulties during concentrating. Homeopathic medications are best taken under the supervision of a doctor. This includes the homeopathic doctor as well as the family physician, who practices modern medicine.

It is better to abstain from chewing tobacco or drinking liquor when on homeopathic medications, especially kali phosphoricum.

Is kali phosphoricum effective?

Homeopathy is an alternate system of medicine and healing that originated in Germany many years ago. It involves dispensing “customized” doses and “specific” drugs based on the medical history and symptoms of a patient.

Many homeopathic products are so diluted that clinical studies have found no molecules of the original substance in the drug formulations. Many modern medicine practitioners believe that homeopathy does not work. Furthermore, several studies conducted with kali phosphoricum and similar drugs have yielded inconclusive findings regarding their efficacy. As of the present, the trace elements present in kali phosphoricum have shown no potential or effectiveness against the conditions for which they are prescribed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any homeopathic medication to be an alternative to conventional medications.

Who can take kali phos?

Though the homeopathic medicine practitioners state that kali phos is safe for all age groups, it is recommended that conventional medications or interventions should not be replaced with homeopathy. Do not postpone seeing a healthcare provider about a serious medical problem. If there are constant issues with memory, severe fatigue that does not go away, constant headaches, insomnia, and gastric upset, it is better to visit a practitioner of modern medicine and get the required tests done to rule out causes other than stress.

Many homeopathic medications have been flagged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as controversial because of the following reasons:

  • The possibility of bacterial growth in the preparations
  • The liquid preparations offered to kids may contain alcohol as a solvent

Therefore, people must avoid taking kali phos (or any other homeopathic medication) if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have immunodeficiencies. Children and adolescents younger than 18 years old must be given such medication only after discussing it with a healthcare provider.

Though the practitioners argue that homeopathic medications do not cause adverse effects, people must always bring along the homeopathic product they use (if there is one) when visiting their doctor.

4 things to know about homeopathic medications

  1. It is prudent to follow the recommended conventional immunization schedules for children as well as adults. Homeopathic products cannot replace conventional immunizations.
  2. Talk to the healthcare professional before starting homeopathic medications for a child.
  3. While the manufacturers claim that homeopathic products are “highly diluted,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that some of these products may contain measurable amounts of active ingredients, be adulterated, and cause significant harm.
  4. Unsterile manufacturing procedures and incorrect dilutions used as homeopathic eye drops may cause serious complications.

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Medically Reviewed on 9/29/2021
References
National Center for Homeopathy. Kali Phosphoricum. https://www.homeopathycenter.org/medicine_finder/kali-phosphoricum/

Dean ME, Karsandas R, Bland JM, Gooch D, MacPherson H. Homeopathy for Mental Fatigue: Lessons From a Randomized, Triple Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Clinical Trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012;12:167. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3517425/

National Institutes of Health. Homeopathy: What You Need To Know. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy