Gastritis, dyspepsia, ulcer
Pyloric ulceration; acute or chronic gastritis, chronic relapsing gastritis with or without ulceration; dyspepsia; intestinal cramping. Heartburn (pyrosis), gastro-cardiac symptoms; bad taste in the mouth; frequent eructations, flatulence, meteorism; hiccoughs.
Mode of action
In general, acts directly on the inflamed mucosa of the stomach, influences the accessory digestive organs and peristalsis, and positively alters the physiology of the stomach.
Anacardium: Gastric complaints which improve after eating; pains around midnight.
Argentum nitricum: Epigastric complaints; loud and frequent eructation provides temporary relief; distension and bloating of the stomach.
Arsenicum album: Remedy for the mucous membranes; intense burning pains in the stomach with vomiting.
Belladonna: Epigastric sensitivity to pressure and other disturbances; nausea, vomiting.
Carbo vegetabilis: Repletion, aerogastria; digestive atonia; asthenia and exhaustion.
Chamomilla: Nervous hypersensitivity and irritability; distension of the stomach.
Chelidonium majus: Exerts its effects on the liver and biliary system,choleretic; ingestion relieves gastric complaints; vomiting with a bitter taste in the mouth.
Lycopodium: Gastrointestinal disturbances; increased appetite with early satiety, constipation; flatulent dyspepsia; distended lower abdomen; pyrosis.
Nux vomica: Nervous irritability; hypochondria; gastrointestinal dyspepsia; constriction of the stomach, aggravated by tobacco (or any other stimulant).
Scrophularia nodosa: Griping pains in the abdomen; hyperacidity which improves post-prandially.
In sensitive patients, pain may initially worsen after a few days of treatment. This is called the primary reaction or healing crisis. In such cases, it is advisable to discontinue the treatment completely for 1-2 days; after this time, resuming the treatment protocol will result in continued improvement. Depending on the severity of the primary reaction symptoms, follow the treatment with intermissions, reduce the dose, or administer on a full stomach.
It is characteristic in the use of R5, to see the primary reactions decrease progressively in frequency and seriousness, prior to completely subsiding.