It may seem strange to have these words lumped together to define the keynotes of a remedy but they are exactly what we want to think of when we think about Calc fluor.
Calc fluor (Calcarea Fluorica) is found in the bone, teeth enamel, and connective tissues.
Calc fluor is an excellent remedy for chronic conditions where elasticity, sluggishness and laxness are at issue and there is a vagueness about them. The person has a tendency towards weakness and feels sluggish, needing rest. However, rest aggravates and they are better for motion (like we see in Rhus tox).
Weakness can be found in the emotions or in the physical picture, such as a prolapse uterus or tendency towards cavities.
In the mental picture we may see vague anxiety, indecision, tendency towards negative disposition and may believe the worst in any given situation. Vinton McCabe says, “They tend to look on the dark side of life.” The sluggish nature of their mind often leaves them unsure how to proceed. They may misplace their words and often feel like a “dead weight”. These are your clients or family members who seem unwilling to do anything that will help them yet feel at the mercy of their illness.
Physically, the need for Calc fluor shows up as a tendency towards lack of elasticity and weakness. Chronic low back pain as a result of abdominal muscles that cannot support their weight, hemorrhoids, muscle atrophy, weak connective tissue that fails to support the joints, and difficulty bouncing back from injury to joints are some of the symptoms. It helps the body ease symptoms of inflexibility or laxness in tissues that are struggling to bounce back from injury, pregnancy, growing, aging or illness. In cases where Ruta seems well indicated but palliates or fails to act, Calc fluor should be considered the chronic of Ruta.
Calc fluor is called the “bone salt”. Since it is found in the bones and teeth, we see the need for this remedy where there is tooth sensitivity, cavities, and weak bones and joints. Given along with Calc phos and Silicea, this can strengthen the bones and correct cavities.
If there is a hard formation around a joint, Calc fluor will help correct it. Any gland in the body that is swollen and hardened by the swelling indicates a need for Calc fluor. Think ganglion cysts, bursitis, scar tissue that has hardened, etc.
Finally, Calc fluor is the main remedy, according to Dr. Robin Murphy, for cataracts.
Think Calc fluor for:
- Bone spurs
- Ganglion cysts
- Curvature of the spine
- Slipped disc
- Spinal weakness
- All teeth problems
- Calcium deposits in joints, fingers, wrists, etc
- Calcified glands and tendons
- Varicose veins where the veins have hardened
- Hanging belly in overweight conditions
- Receding gums
- Emotional weakness or sluggishness including indecisiveness
Calc fluor is most often used in 6x or 12x. It is a slow and deep acting remedy, so patience is needed when using it to address your symptoms.
Love & Friendship – Lisa