Homeopathy in dyspeptic syndromes (digestive disorders)

A very large number of people suffer from various digestive disorders : epigastric burns, slow digestions, post-prandial bloating, drowsiness… However, it happens that the paraclinical examinations do not reveal any lesion. X-ray examinations are normal, endoscopy shows a normal appearance of the mucosa and biopsies do not reveal any histological change. It is in this case that homeopathic treatment will often provide invaluable help to these patients. In addition, it is necessary to respect some hygienic-dietetic rules.

Medicines with essentially digestive tropisms

Antimonium crudum :

The patient complains of heaviness, of fullness in the epigastrium ; he has belching that tastes like ingested food. The disorders follow quantitative overeating . The subject also presents a tongue covered with a whitish coating , thick, like milk, a diarrhea made up of semi-solid, semi-liquid stools. The drug is particularly suitable for fatty, gluttonous subjects , prone to impetiginized rashes and hyperkeratosis.

Dosage : Take in 9CH, 5 granules once or twice a day.

Carbo vegetabilis :

It is a drug for flatulence , mainly supra-umbilical. The symptoms are aggravated by the heat, the absorption of milk, fat, but especially by the alcohol which makes the face crimson. This medication is particularly suitable for asthenic subjects, who have circulatory disorders: cyanosis of the extremities, varicose hypodermitis, etc.

Dosage : Take in 9CH, 5 granules once or twice a day. In people who complain of redness of the face for the slightest consumption of alcohol, take 5 granules in 5CH, a quarter of an hour before the meal.

Asa foetida :

It is an aerophagia drug , which is suitable for numerous belching with extreme flatulence and spasmodic contractions of the esophagus giving the patient the impression of a ball which goes up from the bottom to the top.

Dosage : Take in 5CH, 5 granules twice a day.

Robinia :

This is a drug for hyperchlorhydric dyspepsia : the patient complains of burning pain in the epigastrium , sometimes of heartburn. The disorders are aggravated at night, after meals and by fatty foods. The main concomitant signs are frontal or temporal headaches and especially watery and acid vomiting .

Dosage : Take in 5CH, 5 granules twice a day.

Sulfuricum acidum :

The patient presents with burns of the esophagus and stomach , tightness in the epigastrium, belching and very acid vomiting which irritates the teeth . These symptoms, which occur mostly after stress or after drinking alcohol , are worsened by cold drinks, ameliorated by hot drinks or local heat. They are often the consequence of a hiatus hernia , possibly of a true gastritis . There is sometimes a concomitance of mouth ulcers , exhausting diarrhea, purpura.

Dosage : Take in 5CH or 9CH, 5 granules once or twice a day.

Nux moschata :

With this drug, the gas is extreme : everything the patient eats seems to turn into gas. Concomitant symptoms are often noted: hiccups, dyspnea, dry mouth , palpitations. This drug is often indicated in very drowsy subjects .

Dosage : Take in 5CH, 5 granules twice a day.

Chelidonium majus :

This medication is indicated for pain from the hepatovesicular region radiating to the tip of the right scapula . The patient presents heaviness with postprandial drowsiness and, sometimes, concomitant migraines or headaches . The stools are light yellow and tend to diarrhea.

Dosage : Take in low dilutions, from 6DH to 5CH.

Hydrastis canadensis :

This medication is also suitable in the event of hepatovesicular pain , but in rather thin, tired subjects. They show a yellowish tongue in a dry mouth. They have a tendency to canker sores and constipation .

Dosage : Take in low dilution, from 6DH to 5CH.

Medicines with emotional disorders associated with digestive disorders

Nux vomica :

The patient mainly complains of cramps and burns in the epigastric region ; it very often presents a feeling of heaviness. These disorders occur after dietary differences, alcohol abuse, various stimulants (coffee, spices, etc.) or medication . They are aggravated one to two hours after the meal; immediately after the latter, the patient is drowsy. All his troubles are ameliorated by a short nap . There are often concomitant symptoms: ineffective nausea, aspect of the tongue which is loaded especially in its posterior part , bad breath, spasmodic constipation with ineffective needs, hemorrhoids. This medication is particularly indicated forhypersensitive, angry, overworked and sedentary subjects .

Dosage : take in 9CH, 5 granules once or twice a day before meals.

Ignatia :

Digestive disorders are variable and paradoxical : there may be cramps, spasms, burns… Their location is also variable. These disorders occur especially after stress of emotional origin : grief, annoyance, bereavement… Their modalities are not characteristic; Let us just remember the aggravation around 11 a.m. and the improvement through distraction . The concomitant symptoms are also very variable: yawning, deep sighs, feeling of a lump in the throat, nausea improved when eating, palpitations… This neuro-vegetative dystonia medication is suitable for patients with emotional hypersensitivity., often paradoxical behavior and marked anxiety.

Dosage : Take in 9 or 15CH, depending on the importance of the nervous signs, 5 granules once or twice a day.

Lachesis :

The disorders here are like cramps or soreness; they sit in the epigastrium which is often painful to the touch, and are often the consequence of excessive alcohol consumption, but they are also readily encountered during menopause . They are aggravated by heat, necking (the patient cannot support a belt) and by sleep. Depending on the case, the main concomitant signs are premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes, hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding. Lachesis is particularly indicated in congestive subjects, rosacea . They are suspicious, jealous, cyclothymic ; they switch easily from loquacity to silence.

Dosage : Depending on the importance of the nervous signs, take in 9 or 15CH, 5 granules per day at one dose per week.

Medicines with general disorders associated with digestive disorders

Pulsatilla :

For this drug, the digestive symptoms are variable : heaviness, epigastric heaviness, sometimes tearing pain. They often result from the ingestion of fatty foods ( Pulsatilla is one of the main drugs for bad digestion of fats), pastries or ice cream. They mainly occur one to two hours after meals and are aggravated by the heat of a room, improved in the open air. The concomitant signs are mainly diarrhea and yawning. The sick are cautious and not thirsty . The indication of Pulsatillais reinforced if one finds the type sensitive to this substance: subjects presenting a venous congestion (varicose veins, acrocyanosis…), a catarrhal irritation of the mucous membranes ; these people, who have an aversion to fat, are hypersensitive and shy.

Dosage : Take in 9CH, 5 granules once or twice a day in the event of isolated dyspeptic disorders; in case of the presence of characteristics of the sensitive type, take in 15 or 30CH, one dose per week.

Sepia :

The symptoms, which consist of heaviness , tightness, heaviness or on the contrary a feeling of emptiness , are located in the epigastrium . They often witness gastric and vesicular ptosis or follow stress . They are also aggravated by cooking smells, and the feeling of emptiness in the stomach is not improved by eating, then finally, are accompanied by desire for sour food , morning sickness, abdomino-pelvic heaviness, constipation with feeling of a lump in the rectum and hemorrhoids. This medication is particularly indicated in lean subjects, with brownish spots around the eyes and mouth, with a tendency to psychasthenia and which present symptoms of both psoric and sycotic reaction modes (hepatic disorders, portal hypertension, genitourinary infections, mycoses, etc.).

Dosage : Take in 9 or 15CH, 5 granules per day at one dose per week.

Thuja :

Digestive disorders are found throughout the abdomen. It is essentially very marked flatulence, gurgling , hydroaeric noises , linked to aerogastria and aerocoly. They are aggravated two to three hours after the meal, by the cold, by onions and starches, improved by heat. The concomitant signs are not characteristic: nausea, sometimes diarrhea … Thuja is particularly suitable for corpulent subjects, chilly , prone to phobias (in particular to cancerophobia) and presenting symptoms of the sycotic reaction mode : chronic catarrh of the mucous membranes, cutaneous productions, etc.

Dosage : Take in 9 or 15CH, 5 granules per day at one dose per week.



Clementine. M.
Naturopath – Aromatherapist / Herbalist – Phytotherapist
Consultant in Clinical Phyto-aromatherapy and Ethnomedicine

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