Magnesia carbonica: lactose intolerance

In Homeopathy, Magnesia carbonica or magnesium carbonate is predominantly used for the treatment of all types of nerve pain such as toothache, facial neuralgia, right ocular globe pain and painful dismenhorrea.

Magnesia  carbonica can also be used to treat gastric hyper-acidity and infant diarrhoea due to lactose intolerance.

Magnesia carbonica is useful in infants who have muscular laxity, a tendency to develop hernias and lactose intolerance.

The Magnesia carbonica child or adult (it particularly affects women) has weak muscles, hypersensitivity to noise, touch and the cold.

She is drowsy during the day and has difficulty in falling asleep at night.

Characteristics of the Magnesia carbonica individual

The most notable characteristic is a sharp, stabbing, shooting pain that runs along the nerve networks.

Magnesia  carbonica individuals have acidic-smelling perspiration. They have extreme sensitivity to noise and touch.

They do not tolerate milk, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. They also have an intolerance of vegetables, especially artichokes.

If the Magnesia carbonica individual is female, she has a propensity towards developing pharyngitis before or after her menstrual cycle.

The symptoms are worse at night, with rest, before and after menstruating. The pain is relieved with movement or by leaning forwards.

Magnesia carbonica indications

Hyper-acidity or flatulence that occur after eating dairy products.

Diarrhoea in infants with milk intolerance, green and foamy diarrhoea (with a similar appearance to frog spawn)

In left-hand-side facial nerve pain, toothaches and cervical-brachial nerve pain that worsen at night and with rest.

For Barre-Lieou syndrome with cervical and occipital pains that radiate to the top of the head and cause vertigo.

For rhinitis or pharyngitis that appears shortly before menstruation.

To treat the symptoms of spasmophilia  in slim children or individuals that have a tendency towards gastric hyperacidity.

Spasmophilia alters the psychological and physical behaviour of the patient, which causes spasms in the nerves and muscles.

Blepharitis in conjunction with dry-eye syndrome.

Comparing Magnesia muriatica to Magnesia carbonica

People affected by Magnesia carbonica are initially more reserved than those affected by Magnesia muriatica.

Nerve pains appear on the left hand side in carbonica individuals and on the right hand side in muriatica individuals.

Disturbances in the 5 senses – loss of the sense of smell, touch, sight or hearing. Muriatica individuals usually have disturbances in their sense of taste and their sense of smell.

Carbonica individuals dislike vegetables, whereas Muriatica individuals crave vegetables.

In both cases there are tendencies towards hepatic disorders. Carbonica is more likely to be prescribed to children whose growth is stunted due to hepatic disorders, especially if their faeces are white like plaster or yellowish.

Magnesia carbonica children have a specific type of weakness that makes it difficult for them to keep their head upright.

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