Calcarea Carbonica (Calcium Carbonate) against depression
Calcarea Carbonica is homeopathic remedy made from the middle layer of oyster shells, Mother of pearl.
It is very often used to treat the symptoms of depression and hypothyroidism.
Calcarea Carbonica is recommended to people who have following symptoms associated with depression: fear of failure, restlessness, anxiety, obsessive or compulsive behavior, night sweats or related feelings and emotions, acute or chronic disturbances in sleep, forgetfulness, confusion, low-spirit.
Calcarea Carbonica can be taken whenever there is a lack of Calcium in the body.
There are also other known uses for Calcarea Carbonica that may or may not be related to a person’s emotional health. This homeopathic remedy is often used to treat such problems as stomach acidity, symptoms related to menopause, pituarity and thyroid disfunction, Candiasis, eczema, ear infections that result in discharge that is sour in smell, tonsillitis, eye infections,malnutrition, neuralgias,anemia, backache, joint or bone pain, fractures that are slow-healing, some digestive problems and slow bone or teeth development. It can be taken during periods of physical exertion, during damp or cold weather periods and in the early spring for those who feel cold easily. Calcarea Carbonica is often used in combination with other homeopathics or herbal tinctures to produce the desired effect.
Hypocalcemia and IMPORTANCE OF CALCIUM
Calcarea Carbonica can be taken whenever there is a lack of Calcium in the body (hypocalcemia)
Hypocalcemia is an electrolyte imbalance and is indicated by a low level of calcium in the blood.
Calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth, as well as for normal muscle and nerve function, healthy blood and function of the hearth and circulation. Normal blood calcium levels are maintained through the actions of parathyroid hormone (PTH), kidneys and intestines.
While calcium keeps our bones and teeth strong, those bones and teeth also store the calcium that the body needs – allowing the body to break down and rebuild bone when it needs that calcium for other body functions - what is the main reason of OSTEOPOROSIS (lack of Calcium is forcing body to use stored resources in bones).
Calcium is also responsible for normal pH level in the body: if there is not enough of Calcium, blood and whole body starts to be too acid - usual deseases are RHEUMATISM, OSTEOARTRITIS, ARTRITIS.
Causes of Hypocalcemia:
■Vitamin D deficiency
■HORMONAL IMBALANCE: FUNCTION OF THYROID GLAND AND PARATHYROID GLANDS: Parathyroid glands are responsible for balance of calcium and phospore in the blad. Parathyroid glands are part of thyroid gland, and usualy if thyroid gland is underactive, parathyroid glands are affected as well.
■Chronic renal failure
■Biphosphonate therapy - drugs used to treat high blood calcium levels or pills used to treat osteoporosis.
■Certain types of leukemia or blood disorders
■A complication of chemotherapy, tumor lysis syndrome, occurs when your body breaks down tumor cells rapidly, after chemotherapy. This may cause hypocalcemia, high blood potassium levels, and other electrolyte abnormalities.
■Drugs such as diuretics, estrogens replacement therapy, fluorides, glucose, insulin, excessive laxative use, and magnesium may also lead to hypocalcemia.
■Chemotherapy drugs (cisplatin)
■Diuretics (furosemide[Lasix] or bumetanide[Bumex])
■Antibiotics (amphotericin B)
■Certain things in your diet, like caffeine, phosphates (found in soda pop) can make difficulties to calcium apsorption.
Vitamin D, helps you to absorb calcium in your body, as well as CALCAREA CARBONICA.
Symptoms of Hypocalcemia:
■The most common sign of hypocalcemia is "neuromuscular irritability." Your nerves and muscles, which are directly related to blood calcium levels, may spasm or twitch.
■If your blood test results indicate hypocalcemia, you may have muscle cramps in your legs or your arms.
■The symptoms of hypocalcemia you experience may relate to how fast or how slowly the fall in blood calcium levels occur.
■If you have long-standing low blood calcium levels, you may notice no symptoms of hypocalcemia.
■If you have an "acute" or sudden drop in your blood calcium level, you may notice more twitching.
■numbness and tingling of fingers and toes.
■you can be depressed, or more irritable
■You may become confused or disoriented AND VERY, VERY SLEEPY.
■heart muscle contractS irregularly due to the electrolyte disturbance.
■Poor appetite that does not improve
■sudden fall of level of calcium can cause: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Whan hypocalcemia occurs, supplements of calcium should be taken.
Calcarea Carbonica is good remedy which can completely replace supplements or calcium after some time, or be taken at the same time as suplements, because Calcarea carbonica helps body to attain balance and enchances natural absorbtion of calcium from the food (or suplements) as well as helps healing the cause of the deases.
Use of Calcarea Carbonica, Calcium Carbonate
If taken as a single remedy, the most helpful is to responsible, steady people who become fatigued and overwhelmed. They may develop anxiety, sometimes with fear of heights or claustrophobia. The person usually feels chilly, with clammy hands and feet, and has low stamina. Digestive troubles with gas and heartburn are common, especially after eating wheat or dairy products. Swollen lymph nodes and tonsils, head sweats during sleep, shortness of breath from exertion, back pain, dizziness, nightmares, and strong cravings for sweets are often seen. Individuals who need this remedy are sometimes oversensitive to aspirin.Children who need Calcarea Carobonica are slow to teethe and to walk, but they are also likely to be stubborn and strong-willed. Emotionally, Calcarea carbonica patients tend to be afraid of the dark, of isolation, of getting sick, and of going insane. When Calcarea Carbonica is needed as a single remedy, individual usually suffers from physical and mental slowness.
Various use of Cacarea Carbonica, as a single remedy (or in combinations):
If a person with frequent pimples and skin eruptions is chilly with clammy hands and feet, easily tired by exertion, and flabby or overweight, this remedy may help improve the skin’s resistance to infection. People who need this remedy are often very anxious when overworked, and have cravings for sweets and eggs.
Allergies and sensitivities
This remedy is usually indicated for dependable, solid people who become overwhelmed from physical illness or too much work and start to fear a breakdown. Their thoughts can be muddled and confused when tired, which adds to the anxiety. Worry and bad news may agitate them, and a nagging dread of disaster (to themselves or others) may develop. Fear of heights and claustrophobia are also common. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and sluggish, has a craving for sweets, and is easily fatigued.
This remedy is often useful for low back pain and muscle weakness, especially in a person who is chilly, flabby or overweight, and easily tired by exertion. Chronic low back pain and muscle weakness may lead to inflammation and soreness that are aggravated by dampness and cold.
for bronchitis after a cold. The cough can be troublesome and tickling, worse from lying down or stooping forward, worse from getting cold, and worse at night. Children may have fever, sweaty heads while sleeping, and be very tired. Adults may feel more chilly and have clammy hands and feet, breathing problems when walking up slopes or climbing stairs, and generally poor stamina.
This remedy may be indicated when a person developing cataracts has the feeling of looking through a mist. A person needing this remedy tends to be a responsible type, but feels overwhelmed when under stress and fears breakdown or disease. Chilliness, swollen glands, weight problems, and easy tiring from exertion
People who need this remedy often feel more stable when constipated, and experience discomfort and fatigue when the bowels have moved. Large stools are hard at first, then sticky, then liquid. The person may feel chilly and sluggish, have clammy hands and feet, crave sweets, and feel weak and anxious when ill or overworked.
A dependable, industrious person who becomes overwhelmed from too much worry, work, or physical illness may benefit from this remedy. Anxiety, fatigue, confusion, discouragement, self-pity, and a dread of disaster.
This remedy is suited to people who are chilly with clammy hands and feet, and tend to develop eczema and cracking skin that is worse in the wintertime. They are easily fatigued by exertion, and feel anxious and overwhelmed if ill or overworked.
A person who develops swelling in the lower extremities, especially around the knees, may need this remedy. Symptoms can be worse from sitting, unless the legs are supported.
Muscle soreness and weakness that are worse from exertion, and worse from getting cold and damp, may be relieved by this remedy.
When a person needing this remedy has gallbladder problems, the abdomen may feel swollen on the right and be very sensitive to pressure, with cutting pains that extend to the chest and are worse from stooping, The person feels worse from standing, worse from exertion, and better from lying on the painful side.
High blood pressure
This remedy is often helpful to people with high blood pressure who easily tire and have poor stamina. They are typically responsible types, who feel overwhelmed when ill and fear a breakdown. Palpitations and breathing problems can be worse from walking up a slope or stairs, and also when lying down.
People who need this remedy tire easily and have low stamina. They tend to feel chilly and sluggish, with clammy hands and feet (though their feet may heat up in bed at night, and their heads may perspire during sleep). Swollen lymph nodes, frequent colds, sore throats, ear infections, and skin eruptions are common. Children who need this remedy are often slow to walk and may have teething problems, frequent colds, and ear infections
This remedy may be helpful to a woman with heavy flooding, night sweats and flushing (despite a general chilliness), as well as weight gain during menopause. People who need this remedy are usually responsible and hard-working, yet somewhat slow or plodding and can be easily fatigued. Anxiety may be strong, and overwork or stress may lead to temporary breakdown.
This remedy is often indicated when infants and small children have recurring canker sores. A child who needs this remedy may also have head-sweats during sleep, and be slow to teethe or learn to walk. Calcarea carbonica may help with canker sores in adults who are chilly, stout, and easily fatigued.
Depression after birth
This remedy can be helpful to a woman who is overwhelmed by working too hard and taking on too much responsibility. Weakness and fatigue make her feel depressed. Anxiety, insomnia, and nightmares may develop
This remedy may be useful for deeply aching arthritis involving node formation around the joints. Inflammation and soreness are worse from cold and dampness, and problems may be focused on the knees and hands. Weakness in the muscles, easy fatigue from exertion, and a feeling of chilliness or sluggishness are common.
Varicose veins that hurt while the person is standing or walking may respond to this remedy. People who need this remedy often have poor circulation, with clammy hands and feet, and a general feeling of chilliness. They may have weak or flabby muscles, and be easily tired by exertion.
Yeast infections/ Candidiasis
When this remedy is indicated, burning and itching feelings may occur both before and after the menstrual period. Discharge from vaginitis is milky and acrid or thick and yellow. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and stout, has a craving for sweets, and is easily tired by exertion
Calcium carbonate, or CaCO3, comprises more than 4% of the earth’s crust and is found throughout the world. Its most common natural forms are chalk, limestone, and marble, produced by the sedimentation of the shells of small fossilized snails, shellfish, and coral over millions of years.
Aragonite and calcite are beautiful CaCO3 minerals which pictures I put here to present the power of Calcium Carbonate: healing force of this remedy is as mighty as its creativity on the (sur)face of our planet.
With the same strength and intelligence which Calcium Carbonate is designing this extraordinary magical beauty in the nature, Calcarea Carobonica is healing mental and physical disorders in people and animals.
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