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Homeopathy for GASTRIC

Hyper-acidity, Flatulence,
#Nux vomica [Nux-v]
is a remedy influencing both in glandular secretion and muscular
tone of the digestive organs. Among causes of dyspepsia are
mental overwork, sedentary occupations, high living and
dissipation, and these are all keynote symptoms of Nux vomica.
This drug will be thought of when the patient is “cranky” and
irascible, when he is drowsy and stupid in the evening, feels
miserable in the morning and has a dull frontal headache.
This headache is a constant element in Nux disease. With Nux the
food and drink taste normal, and the gastric and abdominal
disturbances do not commence immediately after eating as under
Lycopodium and Nux moschata, but come on half an hour or so
after meals, especially the dinner. There is often nausea, empty
retching, scanty, sour or bilious vomiting, water brash, sour, bitter,
metallic or putrid taste, and there is vertigo. All these symptoms
are aggravated in the morning, and there is also an after dinner
aggravation. Headache usually attends the gastric disturbances of
Nux. In the flatulent and pituitous dyspepsia of drunkards Nux
usually precedes Carbo vegetabilis and Sulphur. Kali bichromicum
is more often indicated in the dyspepsia of beer drinkers. It is well
indicated in dyspepsia when there is a feeling as if digestion had
stopped after a meal eaten with relish and the food lies like a load;
the distress comes sooner than the with Nux vomica.

The appetite is impaired, the patient does not want even his
accustomed stimuli, or there may be an abnormal hunger, and this

Nux has an abnormal thirst.abnormal hunger usually precedes an attack of dyspepsia. Waterbrash is more characteristic of Nux. and there is distention even after a light meal and a very characteristic sensation of a lump or a load in the stomach. This is a symptom of a misused dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . there is fullness even after a light meal. The eructations of Nux are painful. which it usually does some twenty-four to thirty-six hours previous. and the patient will say:”If I could only vomit I would feel much better.hpathy. bitter or sour. Calcarea carbonica has a tenderness at the pit of the stomach. This oppresses the brain and soon develops flatulence. The pains of Arsenicum are burning and the dyspepsia of Pulsatilla is especially after rich and fat food. which has the symptom that three or four hours after eating the patient vomits. which has a pain coming on immediately after eating . and with Kreosote. Bismuth has burning and lancinating pains of a purely nervous character.” In the distress after eating we must compare Nux with Abies nigra. with spasmodic vomiting. with a desire for beer and bitters.a pure gastralgia. which attack may sometimes be avoided by attention to diet as soon as this symptom of abnormal hunger appears. Sepia. and when Nux fails to act perhaps the best remedy is Carbo http://treatment. and an aversion to coffee will strongly indicate Nux. Mercurius has a deathly faintness at the pit of the stomach. Atonic dyspepsia with a putrid taste in the mouth in the morning compelling the patient to rinse out the mouth. while heartburn is more characteristic of Pulsatilla. The nausea is especially after a meal.M. Lycopodium has a pain in the pit of the stomach when the hypochondria are pressed and a pain in the hyponchondria when the pit of the stomach is pressed. Sulphur and Natrum carbonicum have an all gone sensation at the pit of the stomach worse at 11 A. but Lycopodium does not have the intestinal irritability of Nux. The stomach is sensitive to pressure and to tight clothing. Nux has also gastric irritability with pains radiating in various directions from the epigastrium which are worse in the morning.

there will be a weight in the stomach and intestines and a faint. and will be found most useful in the putrid variety of dyspepsia. [Carb-v] This is a putrid remedy. and milk increases the flatulence. Carbo is putrid and Sulphuric acid is sour. http://treatment. Dyce Brown finds that when the gastric symptoms are prominent the lower dilutions act better. There is a burning in the stomach extending to the back and along the spine to the interscapular region. The symptoms are worse from fat. There is violent burning in the stomach .vegetabilis. vinegar or cabbage. ice cream. The eructations are rancid. irritability. Carbo. Flatulence gives rise to asthmatic breathing and dyspnoea. but if constipation be present the higher ones are to be preferred.hpathy.M. We may find here the symptom that the patient wants to be fanned. Coffee dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . the stomach feels heavy. which is temporarily relieved by belching. white usually. the front half of the tongue may be clean. just the time of the aggravation of Lycopodium. fish. sour or putrid. the digestion will be slow and imperfect. When carbo is indicated the patient will be below par. with paroxysmal and crampy pains which force the patient to bend double.. fullness and sleepiness after eating. #Carbo vegetabilis. but after a few mouthfuls there is a sense of repletion. The tongue of Nux is coated. oysters. crossness. It acts better when given in the evening. and this coating is more on the posterior part. The flatulence of Carbo vegetabilis is more in the stomach. and that of Lycopodium more in the intestines. which is worse by motion and the erect position and from 4 to 6 P. Dr. There is heaviness. Carbo is a valuable remedy in chronic gastric catarrh and condition based upon degeneration and induration. There is frontal headache worse in the morning and in a warm room. but not so much as in Nux moschata and Lycopodium. gone sensation in the stomach not relieved by eating. There is great distention of the stomach and bowels. chest and abdomen.

The distention calling for China is painful and only momentarily relieved by belching. There are sour or bitter eructations and the flatus is offensive. like Carbo vegetabilis. though. It has more burning and flatulence than Nux vomica. #China officinalis. there is depression of vital power. than China has. the food putrefies before it digests. It comes in after Nux. There is also a sensation as if the food had lodged in the oesophagus behind the sternum.hpathy. Remember that Carbo has a more upward pressure of gas on the diaphragm. When China is well indicated there will be a yellow diarrhea. as in Nux moschata. which will distinguish it from Carbo vegetabilis. which is worse at night and after meals. there is slow digestion and the patients faints easily. is especially useful for the effects of over- eating. China does not have the rancid belching with burning. Many times these symptoms of China are caused by drinking tea to excess. but in a less degree than China. while in Lycopodium it is more to constipation. There is great craving for salt and other things that always make him sick. where.being a putrid dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . The boiled-egg sensation of Abies nigra is lower down. Another distinguishing feature between Carbo and Lycopodium is. causing distress of breathing. and not so much pressure down on the intestines as Nux vomica has. like Nux. but here it seems to be especially limited to the loss of animal fluids. and haemorrhoids worse after a spree. In cases where the food does http://treatment. high living or from eating tainted meats. Like Lycopodium and Colchicum it has tympanites. Pulsatilla has this. it is suitable for the bad effects of debauchery and high living. [China] China is useful in cases where. and is still further like the former in the sensation of satiety after a few mouthfuls of food. and that it is more applicable to putrid dyspepsias and the chronic dyspepsia of old people. and they are worse after late suppers. digestion being slow. that in Carbo the tendency is more to diarrhea.

Nux moschata also has distress immediately upon eating. not a half hour after. Belching of gas in Lycopodium does not relieve. Now this sensation of satiety is found under Arsenicum . and the Lycopodium patient is almost unconquerable sleepy after eating. the patient prefers hot drinks. Lycopodium is. the distention lasting into the night. but after eating a small quantity of food he feels so full and bloated that he has to force himself to swallow another mouthful. but it is especially characteristic of Lycopodium. but lies a long time in the stomach. Carbo vegetabilis. Here it is seen that the distress is immediately upon eating.not digest. A grand characteristic of Lycopodium is this: the patient goes to meals with a vigorous appetite. which is not common. http://treatment. as in Pulsatilla and Anacardium. making him restless and wakeful. China is the remedy. after all. #Lycopodium [Lyc] is especially suitable for chronic congestion and catarrhal conditions of the stomach in patients with liver and gouty troubles. We may also have attacks of ravenous hunger under Lycopodium. but the immediate distress after eating belongs to Lycopodium. hypochondriacal patients. Lycopodium is especially useful in the atonic and acid forms of dyspepsia. There is intolerance of pressure about the waist after meals. however. which. not all the times as in Lachesis. sour belching. for it has also sour taste. there is also also painful swelling at the pit of the stomach and intolerance of tight clothing. if not satisfied. The patient is worse after late dinners. There is a great accumulation of flatus in the stomach and intestines. will cause a headache as in Cactus grandiflorus. especially the colon–and this presses upwards and causes difficulty of breathing just as we found under Carbo vegetabilis. digestion is slow and difficult. dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ .and he leaves the tables with his hunger only momentarily satisfied. and vomiting when it does occur is sour.hpathy.-rather more in the intestines. causing eructations and finally is vomited undigested. quite similar to Nux vomica. Sepia and Sulphur. In Nux.

worse from heat. strange to say. being here like Arsenic and Carbo vegetabilis. which is similar to Argentum nitricum. the action of the heart is apt to be irregular and it is difficult to convince such patients sometimes that they have not heart disease.from the flatus presses rather downwards. two hours after eating there is a feeling of fullness and weight in the epigastrium which is relieved for a short time by eating. putrid taste in the morning on awakening and a sensation as if food had lodged under the sternum are characteristics of this remedy. sour or putrid. being here similar to Anacardium. food tastes bitter. foul eructations. is especially useful for the dyspepsias arising from fatty foods. The characteristic of the flatulence of Pulsatilla is that it moves about and often cause painful sensations about the chest. rough. and the pain arises from the irritating nature of the contents of the stomach rather than from mere bulk and weight which produces the Nux pain. Remember its power of acting on mucous membranes and increasing the quantity of mucous formed by them. Lycopodium from contraction of the sphincter ani. About one or. pork. There is craving for lemonade and aversion to fats which aggravate. hence nausea. [Puls] No remedy in the old school corresponds to Pulsatilla. After meals there is violent dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . pastry or mixed diets.The circulation is disturbed and the patient is always chilly and. Lachesis desires oysters. white fur. Both have constipation with ineffectual urging to stool.hpathy. Nux from fitful intestinal action. there is waterbrash and eructations tasting of food and absence of thirst only a desire to moisten the mouth. The urine is high colored.and which are relieved by eructations or the passage of flatus. more often. acidity. over acid and loaded with lithates or uric acid crystals and it is not so offensive as that of Sepia. or from chilling the stomach with ice cream or ice water. Lycopodium has also as an important stomach symptom. The tongue is coated with thick. This mucus in the stomach easily undergoes decomposition and acts as a frequent upon the food. There is often a constant taste of food in the mouth as if it had in the stomach a long time after eating it. but Sepia has a sensations of emptiness in the epigastrium while that of Lycopodium is repletion. Sepia is also similar in some respects to Lycopodium. being here like Ipecac. http://treatment. Dryness of the mouth. #Pulsatilla. desire for sweets. as remarked by Hahnemann. Pulsatilla. there is acidity and heart burn. A bad taste is a special indication for Pulsatilla.

Pulsatilla has more heartburn and Nux more waterbrash. To distinguish between Nux and Pulsatilla is rather easy. It has nausea of a loathing variety. for really after eating he is worse. which Nux lacks. and lachrymose. and a dull pain in the stomach extending to the spine. which is not relieved by eating. Nux is worse in the morning and after dinner. on going to stool the desire passes away.#Anacardium. They are Petroleum. the patient in Pulsatilla with digestive troubles in despondent. however. here we have the characteristic symptom of a plug in the rectum. with hot hands and cold feet. The patient is mentally active and this keeps him awake for hours after retiring. be used in men. but at the same time irascible and domineering. and a great urging to stool as in Nux. food is repugnant. apprehensive. then. however . unlike Nux. There is a white-coated tongue and a sour or putrid taste in the mouth. [Anac] With this remedy there is a sinking feeling which comes on about two hours after eating. which should distinguish. and also the aversion to household affairs more marked than in Natrum muriaticum. It pictures atonic gastric catarrh. especially at night.#Sepia. Nux is despondent. The gastralgia of Anacardium is relieved by eating. sour things etc.hpathy. is the paretic state of the rectum in Anacardium. which Nux does not have. Anacardium also has some flatulence. Such patients become true “lunch fiends. the sleep is dreamy and the patient awakes tired and listless. From other drugs Pulsatilla is easily distinguished . The patient is hungry most of the time. too. and there are often tasteless or occasional sour eructations. The most characteristic symptom. The clean tongue and intense nausea of Ipecac will separate that remedy. vomiting.and especially a tongue thickly coated white. http://treatment. the symptoms returning. and although eating relieves it is only a temporary relief. vomiting predominates. Mentally Anacardium has a great deal of hypochondriasis. of course. confusion of mind and loss of memory. Antimonium crudum is especially indicated in those who have overloaded the stomach and have eructations tasting of food.” There are three other drugs that have prominent relief from eating. too. and increasing in intensity until the patient is forced to eat again for relief. and the symptom that the patient has to pound his back to start the gas is sometimes met with. Chelidonium and dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . the mental condition are not at all similar. but in Sepia the face is apt to have the characteristic yellow saddle across the nose. The great characteristic of the remedy is the great relief after eating. Then. but the symptoms agreeing it may. Petroleum has among its prominent symptoms ravenous hunger and gastralgia relieved by eating. [Sep] Sepia is more often found useful in women. but. Nearly always in dyspeptic troubles calling for Pulsatilla there will be headache which are supraorbital and worse in the evening and from warmth. Another distinguishing feature between Nux and Anacardium. is a feeling of goneness in the pit of the stomach. firstly. Pulsatilla is worse in the evening. depressed vitality is always prominent. Dyspepsia accompanied with diarrhea will sometimes indicate Petroleum. Chelidonium is indicated by its prominent liver symptoms. This is similar only to Carbo animals. there are hot flashes as in Sulphur. that of Argentum nitricum is worse from eating. after pickles. and it is especially called for in long-lingering gastric troubles with a great deal of nausea. It is a remedy which has the vehemence and irascibility of Nux and the tearful despondency of Pulsatilla. Anacardium has violent gastralgia.

and Colchicum has nausea at the thought of the food. The abdomen of Sepia is flatulent and the liver is sore and has sharp pains in it. The urine of Sepia may help to decide between it and Lycopodium and Kali carbonicum. and there is great longing for acids and pickles. but here again Sepia is different from all others. There is nausea at the smell or sight of the food. for it is relieved by lying on the right side. It may be useful in dyspepsias from the overuse of tobacco. even mention food and he vomits. in that while it always deposits a lithic acid sediment it adheres tenaciously to the side and bottom of the vessel and is offensive.hpathy. Page http://treatment. The Sepia patient is worse in the forenoon and evening. for in dyspepsia-flatulance-indigestion-acidity/ . Phosphoricum and Sulphur this gone sensation is always better after meals. Natrum carbonicum.