Indigestion

Indigestion may be the result of faulty habits of eating or drinking;dietary indiscretion,either episodic or habitual.Mental tension,inadequately countered by a healthy nonchalance and proper periods of leisure and relaxation;fear and anxiety,rage and resentment;impatience and irritation;these and allied harmful emotions are potent disturbers of digestive rhythm and well being.These tensions causes indigestion in three ways.They interfere with the tone of muscle in the wall of the stomach and gut which leads to spasm or over-distention.

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
Indigestion from taking tea in excess Thuja oc.30 or 200 4 hourly
With constriction of oesophagus Abies nig.30 4 hourly
Accompanied with flatulence;better passing flatus Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
From over eating;sedentary habits Nux vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly
After being angry;better doubling up Colocynth.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Due to anticipation;taking sweets Argentum nit.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
While going somewhere or hearing any sudden news,etc;due to apprehension Gelsemium 30 or 200 1/2 hourly(3)
After taking coffee;excessive thirst and constipation Natrum mur.30 or 200 3 hourly(3)
Eating vegetables,preserved food;unquenchable thirst;burning sensation in the stomach or abdomen with restlessness Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Heartburn;pain and fullness in pit of stomach 2 to 3 hours after eating;foul breath,bad taste in mouth;hollow sinking feeling or 'plug' sensation in belly;worse after taking cold drinks,emotional stress;better after eating Anacardium or.30 or 200 4 hourly
Distress in stomach pit soon after food,with heaviness 'like a stone';water-brash;biliousness;dull pain in liver region;heartburn;hiccough;thirst for large quantities but warm drinks are vomited;better lying quiet still on back;thoughts of business Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly
Constrictive pain in pit of stomach about 2 hours after eating;constant desire to retch or swallow;saliva dribbles during sleep;eructations tasting of food or acid;feels nauseated and weak;trembling in the morning;much burning,griping and bloating Graphites 30 4 hourly
Burning,heaviness and pressure in stomach pit,even after eating small meal;severe bloating;frequent belching;faintness in the morning;bilious attacks;sticking pain in liver region;desire for vinegar,wine,spicy food;worse when walking;better after eating Hepar sulph.30 4 hourly
Constant pain in pit of stomach;as from a hard cornered object;feels horribly ill;nothing taste right,vomits every thing taken,tongue feels burnt,worse after beakfast and eating vegetables Hydrastis can.6 or 30 4 hourly
Heartburn and weight in stomach immediately after taking food with pain which spreads to back between shoulder-blades;may be small spot of soreness and tenderness below ribs on left side;better after eating food Kali bich.30 4 hourly
Much bloating,sensation as if 'had eaten too much' or 'a stone in stomach',1 to 2 hours after eating;food regurgitates;eructations tasting of food;raw,burning in stomach;vomiting of food taken some hours before;worse in a warm room,eating warm and rich food;better temporarily from taking cold things Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
Due to nervousness;grief or disappoinment Ignatia 30 or 200 4 hourly

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