Magnesium Phosphoricum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Magnesium Phosphoricum?

Homeopathy uses magnesium phosphoricum against all kinds of muscular or nervous cramps. Typical areas of application are calf cramps, muscle cramps during pregnancy and cramps that occur as a result of one-sided stress such as writing or playing musical instruments.

The pain associated with this begins as suddenly as it ends, often changing the point from which it radiates and increasing with exposure to cold or touch. Curling up or exposure to heat have an ameliorating effect.

Leading symptoms

  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • Right nerve pain in face, better from pressure and heat
  • writer’s cramp
  • Toothache better from hot drinks
  • Intestinal cramps better from firm pressure and flexing
  • Spasmodic cough
  • angina pectoris
  • twitches
  • Right side of the body
  • Nerve pain comes and goes suddenly
  • Cramps in children during tooth eruption

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need magnesium phosphoricum?

The patients are mostly old, thin and very sensitive to cold; they often appear tired and exhausted. Her skin has a strikingly dark tint.


Magnesium phosphoricum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen through the following modalities:


  • Print
  • Rubbing and massages
  • curl up
  • Warmth and warm pads


  • at night
  • cold
  • draft

What are typical areas of application for Magnesium phosphoricum?

  • Stomach cramps
  • leg cramps
  • menstrual cramps

Areas of application in detail

Stomach pain

spasmodic, violent, stabbing pains in the creek where the patient has to bend over. Frequently belching with air. The pain can be stabbing, shooting or boring.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 


for muscle cramps, nocturnal calf cramps and cramping abdominal pain associated with severe pain. Also for children with writer’s cramps.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstrual cramps

sudden, colicky pain that starts before your period and gets worse when the bleeding starts. The pain has a changing character.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


lightning shooting or cramping pain that occurs mainly on the right side. The trigger is often the cold.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Strengthens contractions, suitable after a difficult birth to build up strength.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of magnesium phosphoricum

The most common application of Magnesium phosphoricum is as Schuessler Salt No. 7 in hot water; it is therefore also known as the ” Hot Seven “.

Other dosage forms are differently potentized ointments for external use. However, both types only serve to relieve cramps or supportive treatment; Neither oral intake nor application to the skin can remedy a basic magnesium deficiency in the body.

Magnesium phosphoricum dosage

The remedy is usually given in the potencies D6 or D12. In acute cases, five globules are given up to five times a day, ideally dissolved in a little warm water. Painful after-pains are treated with a daily dose of Magnesium phosphoricum D30, alternatively with a single dose of C30.

Magnesium phosphoricum during pregnancy

Magnesium phosphoricum is administered to pregnant women for calf and muscle cramps as well as for rheumatic joint problems and irritation of the sciatic nerve.
The remedy is used for spasmodic stomach and intestinal problems, as well as for cystitis and light incontinence. It can also be taken for headaches.

However, the healing power of magnesium phosphoricum is mainly used during pregnancy to prepare for and during birth. It has a stress-relieving effect, relieves the pain of childbirth and is indicated when the painful contraction spasm noticeably subsides when the legs are drawn up. The remedy also helps with postpartum cramping after-pains.

Magnesium phosphoricum side effects

There are no known side effects of Magnesium phosphoricum.

Typical potencies: D6 – D12

fabric type: White dust


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