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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 don't 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.

-Fetid smell.

-Discharge thick, ropy greenish yellow, tough elastic plugs from nose, leave a raw surface.

-Loss of smell.

-Coryza with obstruction of nose.

-Violent sneezing.

-Has violent pain from occiput to forehead if discharges ceases.

-Chronic coryza. SINUSITIS.

-Post-nasal drip (Cor-r).

-Polyps (Calc, Sang, Teucr).

-Nasal voice.

-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.


-Throat-Inflammation. Ulceration.

-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

-Aversion- Beer.

-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).

-R.S.-Hoarseness. Croup.

-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).

-Respiration loud.

-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.

-Haematochyluria.

-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.

-Cracking joints.

-Skin-Syphilitic ulcerations.

-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.

-Uvula oedematous.

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.

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